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June 2012
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Countdown to a black hole show
2012 06 30
Researchers are watching the first scenes of a cosmic show that’s expected to heat up over the next year as a giant gas cloud approaches the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The impending collision was the subject of a research paper published in Nature last December, and now Youris.com, the European Research Media Center, is providing an ...
Pyramids: Cosmic Antennas (Secrets of Stalin’s Seven Moscow Skyscrapers)
2012 06 30
Click "CC" in the player to enable English subtitles. Click "CC" in the player to enable English subtitles. It is believed that the pyramids -are not the tombs of the pharaohs, but they are high-tech devices to communicate with other planets. All information relating to pyramids rise the question about the origin of the human civilization. This is an area of knowledge ...
Bernard Madoff brother pleads guilty in Ponzi case
2012 06 29
Bernard Madoff’s younger brother pleaded guilty to criminal charges that he helped advance the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, but denied knowing about the epic, decades-long fraud. With his guilty plea in Manhattan federal court on Friday, Peter Madoff is the first of Bernard Madoff’s family members to admit criminal wrongdoing at the investment advisory firm. "I truly believed that my brother was a ...
No Bath Salts, Only Marijuana Found In "Face-Eater" Toxicology Tests
2012 06 29
It wasn’t bath salts. According to a statement on the full toxicology report by the Miami-Dade medical examiner, the only drug detected in the lifeless body of infamous Miami face-chewer Rudy Eugene was marijuana. "The department’s toxicology laboratory has identified the active components of marijuana," medical examiner Dr. Bruce Hyma said in a statement. "The laboratory has tested for but not detected ...
Maya Archaeologists Unearth New 2012 Monument With ’End Date’ of Dec. 21, 2012
2012 06 29
Archaeologists working at the site of La Corona in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300-year-old-year Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called "end date" of the Maya calendar, December 21, 2012. The discovery, one of the most significant hieroglyphic finds in decades, was announced June 28 at the National Palace in Guatemala. Marcello A. Canuto, director of ...
’Miss Holocaust Survivor’ crowned in Israel, sowing support and controversy
2012 06 29
Grinning and waving, 14 women who survived the horrors of World War II paraded Thursday in an unusual pageant, vying for the honor of being crowned Israel’s first "Miss Holocaust Survivor." Billed by organizers as a celebration of life, the event also stirred controversy. In a country where millions have been touched by the Holocaust, many argued that judging aging women ...
Michelle Obama Cites Jesus as Model for Citizenship
2012 06 29
First lady Michelle Obama Thursday offered a rare public reflection on her religious faith, telling a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church that the life of Jesus Christ is a model for democratic organizing. "It’s kind of like church," Obama said. "Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a ...
House Holds Eric Holder in Contempt
2012 06 29
After a bitter partisan debate today, the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding certain documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Led by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, 108 Democrats skipped the vote, storming out of the chamber in protest. The measure passed 255-67, with one member ...
’Leap second’ makes weekend a little longer
2012 06 29
The world is about to get a well-earned long weekend but don’t make big plans because it will only last an extra second. A so-called ’leap second’ will be added to the world’s atomic clocks as they undergo a rare adjustment to keep them in step with the slowing rotation of the earth. To achieve the adjustment, on Saturday night atomic clocks ...
Queen’s Jubilee a massive psychological operation
2012 06 29
The massive psychological operation perpetrated upon the British people by the Establishment, whereby unanimous exultation of the Monarch is portrayed in the corporate-media, has moved into a sweep-up and consolidation phase this weekend. A dubious Ipsos MORI opinion poll claims that 90% of Britons, despite the fact that that many people cannot understand what it is the Queen does for ...
Members of Congress profit from stock trades in companies affected by their legislation
2012 06 29
An analysis by the Washington Post has determined that between 2007 and 2010, 130 members of Congress or their families engaged in hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions involving stock in companies that were lobbying before their committees. This practice is neither illegal nor forbidden by Congressional ethics rules, which allow members to act in ways that benefit themselves as ...
Whistleblower Reveals Plan To Evacuate London During Olympics
2012 06 29
An undercover journalist going by the pseudonym ‘Lee Hazledean’ has blown the whistle on astounding revelations about how he infiltrated the G4S – the company responsible for security at the London Olympics – and discovered shocking plans for the evacuation of London, 200,000 ‘casket linings’ being on standby, along with botched security procedures that leave the Games wide open to ...
Swedish state feminism devoid of common sense and reason
2012 06 29
Julian Assange is already condemned by Swedish State feminism Julian Assange’s case exposes the prevailing doctrine of state feminism in Sweden and its accompanying propaganda machinery. It is a machinery where man-hating radical feminists with no grasp of feminism’s legacy, journalists who wield power but have no real understanding of the purpose of journalism, and members of the judicial system who ...
The Gang of Four: Presidents propose power of eurozone authorities over national governments
2012 06 27
Leaders draft federal plan to "save the eurozone" Herman Van Rompuy of the European Council has proposed, with three other European presidents, that the eurozone takes on more centralised powers. Photograph: Rex Features European leaders have drafted a radical plan to turn the 17 countries of the eurozone into a full-fledged political federation within a decade in an attempt to placate the ...
Three Legged Bear No Bigfoot
2012 06 27
In this video, a 3 legged bear adapts to its situation and walks upright. It’s impressive, but it eerily mimics many witness reports of the elusive ’Sasquatch’. Could this behaviour account for some of those reports? Video from: YouTube.com
The Elliot Lake mall collapse: Official Demolition operation with survivors inside?
2012 06 27
Video from: YouTube.com DEMOLISH WITH SURVIVORS INSIDE?? Video from: YouTube.com The Elliot Lake mall collapse and going ‘missing’ in the digital age By Matt Gurney | NationalPost.com On Saturday, a rooftop parking lot collapsed into a busy shopping mall in Elliot Lake, Ont. One person is believed dead, perhaps as many as 30 missing. This is shocking in a country where building codes and ...
Prediction: Global Warming Will Cause Everything!
2012 06 27
The following news headline appeared on the internet last week: "Scientists warn global warming will fuel spread of ticks that carry Lyme disease." The corresponding article begins this way: Another effect of climate change may be crawling up your leg this summer as you frolic in the woods. Scientists say our warming world is speeding ...
Madonna using ’DNA sterilization’ team on tour
2012 06 27
Madonna doesn’t want you to have her DNA. The pop star apparently uses a "DNA Sterilization Team" on her current tour, according to Britain’s Daily Mail. The team cleans and disinfects each dressing room Madonna uses on the tour, literally wiping away any trace of the singer. "We have to take extreme care, like I have never seen for any other artist," ...
Putin ‘at a loss’ after Bethlehem street named for him
2012 06 27
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was “at a bit of a loss” that a street was named after him in Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus. Putin spoke in Jordan as he wrapped up his Middle East tour, which included a stop in Bethlehem in the West Bank and talks with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas who ordered ...
London’s Big Ben to be renamed "Elizabeth Tower"
2012 06 27
Britain’s landmark Big Ben clock tower adjoining the Houses of Parliament will be renamed "Elizabeth Tower" to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne, a parliamentary official said on Tuesday. The announcement follows four days of celebrations earlier this month to mark the 86-year-old queen’s Diamond Jubilee, only the second to be celebrated by a British monarch. "The House of Commons ...
US faces dilemma over Egyptian military
2012 06 26
For three decades the US backed the Egyptian military, in part because of fear of an Islamist takeover. Yet now that the Muslim Brotherhood has actually won the Egyptian presidency, the Obama administration finds itself debating whether to punish the military for its efforts to hold on to power. With the announcement on Sunday that Mohamed Morsi had won the presidential ...
Paraguay: Impeachment or political coup?
2012 06 26
The governments of South America have united to punish Paraguay for removing President Fernando Lugo on Friday, suspending the country’s membership in regional organizations for what some leaders are calling a coup. When news spread that the Paraguayan Senate had voted to oust the left-leaning former Catholic bishop, widespread condemnation came quickly from leaders in a region with bad memories ...
Witnesses tell of horrific Christchurch CTV building collapse "like 9/11"
2012 06 26
A man who was attending relationship sessions on the sixth floor of the CTV building was so anxious about its safety he could not wait to get out. Eyewitness accounts of the building’s collapse were being heard by the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission today. David Bainbridge’s evidence was read to the royal commission hearing this afternoon, although he was present to answer ...
New Human Haplogroup Announcements Question the ’Out of Africa’ Hypothesis
2012 06 26
This is a really interesting story, and if true, will force at least some reconsideration of the “out-of-Africa” hypothesis currently the standard model in genetic reconstructions of human history (indeed, that is the model I followed in Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men): Re-Examining the “Out of Africa” Theory and the Origin of Europeoids (Caucasoids) in Light of DNA Genealogy When one clicks ...
Kate Must Curtsey to ’Blood Princesses’
2012 06 26
Despite the fact Kate Middleton may one day become queen, she recently learned she must bow down (or in this case, curtsey) to "blood princesses" when she’s not in Prince William’s company. According to the new Windsor protocol, this includes Kate curtseying to the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra, and the daughters of the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Kate ...
Norway Killer: Breivik? No. The Bogeyman
2012 06 26
The Associated Press has reported that "a Norwegian man who received terrorist training in Yemen is "operational" and is likely awaiting instructions to attack Western targets". Beyond suggesting that this fearsome creature is in his 30s, is Norwegian, and has been trained by Al-Qaida, the anonymous ’officials’ and ’intelligence sources’ who have released this information are remaining quiet about the "terrorist’s" ...
Why the Vatican hired a Fox News reporter
2012 06 26
The Roman Catholic Church is having a rough time in the public relations department: Frequent leaks on infighting and corruption among Pope Benedict XVI’s top advisers have embarrassed the Vatican, a crackdown on American nuns is drawing bad press, and a long-running child sex-abuse scandal made headlines again Friday thanks to the monumental child-endangerment conviction of a Philadelphia prelate. Now, ...
War on drugs making HIV epidemic worse, group says
2012 06 26
A pressure group that includes six former presidents called Tuesday for the United Nations to acknowledge that "repressive drug law enforcement" was driving an HIV/AIDS pandemic. The global "war on drugs" was forcing users away from treatment and into environments where the risk of contracting HIV was high, the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) argued. In a report published Tuesday, the ...
Roman jewellery found in ancient Japanese tomb
2012 06 25
Glass jewellery believed to have been made by Roman craftsmen has been found in an ancient tomb in Japan, researchers said on Friday, in a sign the empire’s influence may have reached the edge of Asia. A 5mm diameter piece of glass jewellery believed to have been made by Roman craftsmen, was found in an ancient tomb at Nagaokakyo near Kyoto, ...
Grass linked to Texas cattle deaths
2012 06 25
A mysterious mass death of a herd of cattle has prompted a federal investigation in Central Texas. Preliminary test results are blaming the deaths on the grass the cows were eating when they got sick, reports CBS Station KEYE. The cows dropped dead several weeks ago on an 80-acre ranch owned by Jerry Abel in Elgin, just east of Austin. Abel says he’s ...
Does Mars’ interior hold huge reservoirs of water? Martian meteorites say yes.
2012 06 25
The interior of Mars holds vast reservoirs of water, with some spots apparently as wet as Earth’s innards, scientists say. The finding upends previous studies, which had estimated that the Red Planet’s internal water stores were scanty at best — something of a surprise, given that liquid water apparently flowed on the Martian surface long ago. "It’s been puzzling why previous estimates ...
Bolivian police mutiny and riot over pay, stage set for coup
2012 06 25
An estimated 4,000 low-ranked Bolivian police officers began a mutiny yesterday, demanding better wages across the nation, the AP reports. The footage coming out of the country is pretty insane. Hundreds of heavily armed police officers, barricaded in their own offices, setting files alight and generally trashing everything. It’s a tense situation — a similar strike in 2003 ended with a gunfight ...
Unique Burial: Bizarre ’cow woman’ found in Anglo-Saxon dig
2012 06 25
Archaeologists excavating an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Cambridgeshire say the discovery of a woman buried with a cow is a "genuinely bizarre" find. The grave was uncovered in Oakington by students from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire. At first it was thought the animal skeleton was a horse. Student Jake Nuttall said: "Male warriors might be buried with horses, but ...
Germany says "no" to throwing money at euro crisis
2012 06 25
Throwing more money at the eurozone debt crisis will not solve the problem because the troubles have to be resolved at the cause, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Sunday. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble Schaeuble also said in an interview with German TV network ZDF that Greece has not done enough to fulfill promises it made in exchange for bailout ...
Assault at 25,500 feet: Mount Everest climber allegedly attacked by authorities for not having permit
2012 06 25
A Chinese climber was reportedly just a few thousand feet from reaching the summit of Mount Everest when he was forced back down the mountain for not having a permit. Outside magazine reports that the unnamed climber, said to be a Han Chinese, was reportedly 25,500 feet up the mountain’s North Col route when he was spotted camping alone, away from ...
Ocean X Team Update: Baltic Sea Object Emits Mysterious EMP Shield?
2012 06 22
Ocean X team returns from their first expedition investigating the mysterious object they discovered in the Baltic Sea. The expedition was supposed to provide answers, but instead yielded yet more questions. “We looked at our dive computer, the deep sea diver computer, and it said minus one degree that’s pretty cold for a diver it should really be impossible to have that ...
Anders Behring Breivik: Lone Nut Or Sane And Connected Militant?
2012 06 22
The trial of Anders Behring Breivik has today ended in Norway, with the self-confessed terrorist claiming that he acted to prevent a "bigger barbarism" - Norway becoming a "multicultural hell" - and demanding to be acquitted Having pleaded guilty to the Oslo bombing and mass shootings on Utøya, there is no chance of Breivik’s release and what happens next depends on ...
Talisman of Ancient Googly-Eyed God Discovered
2012 06 22
A newly identified googly-eyed artifact may have been used by the ancient Egyptians to magically protect children and pregnant mothers from evil forces. Made of faience, a delicate material that contains silica, the pale-green talisman of sorts dates to sometime in the first millennium B.C. It shows the dwarf god Bes with his tongue sticking out, eyes googly, wearing a crown ...
Washington’s 5 Worst Arguments for Keeping Secrets From You
2012 06 22
The government’s vast secrecy bureaucracy does two things with great frequency. The first, of course, is keeping secrets. The second is devising elaborate reasons why you can’t know what those secrets are. It’s hardly a secret that the government overclassifies basic information about what it does. What often gets overlooked is that the reasons it cites are often absurd. Sometimes they’re ...
The Green Gods: New Religion and Eco-Faith
2012 06 22
"Green guru James Lovelock was right. He warned last week that “the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.” "’I don’t think people have noticed that, but it’s got all the sort of terms that religions use. The greens use guilt. You can’t win people round by saying they are guilty for putting CO2 in the air" Now at ...
The World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture - Ancient Mayan Temple (weighs 18,000 lbs)
2012 06 22
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, Qzina Specialty Foods, has broken a Guinness World Record for building the largest chocolate sculpture. The sculpture models an ancient Mayan temple and weighs 18,239 pounds, far surpassing the previous record set in Italy in 2010 by more than 7,500 pounds. Qzina chose the Mayan theme because of the crucial role the culture played ...
Revealed: CIA secretly operates on Syrian border, supplies arms to rebels
2012 06 22
American secret service operatives are distributing illegal assault rifles, anti-tank rocket launchers and other ammunition to Syrian opposition, the New York Times reports. But due to some rebels’ links to Al Qaeda, the CIA’s task is precarious. ­The paper reports that for weeks now, officers based in southeast Turkey have supervised the flow of illegal arms to numerous opposition factions ready ...
Gunman at French bank captured, hostages freed
2012 06 22
French police stormed a bank and captured a gunman who took four of its employees hostage Wednesday while claiming he was acting for religious reasons. The six-hour standoff jarred a region still reeling from a terrorist shooting spree that killed seven people earlier this year. But prosecutors waved off French media reports that the latest suspect had ties to the Al ...
Explosives Found Outside Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant In Sweden
2012 06 22
Sweden heightened security at three nuclear power plants Thursday after explosives -- without triggering devices -- were found on a forklift near the country’s largest power station, police said. A truck was stopped from entering the Ringhals nuclear power plant on Wednesday afternoon and searched. The explosive paste was discovered by bomb-sniffing dogs during a security check. "The discovered object could not ...
McDonalds ’Cooks’ Their Burgers With Photoshop
2012 06 21
"Why does your food look different in the advertising than what is in the store?" Video from: YouTube.com McDonalds spends 2 billion a year on advertising: What Role Does This Have in Childhood Obesity?
Secret EU summit document shows first step to banking union
2012 06 21
A classified draft of next week’s EU summit conclusions is the first step on an emerging “roadmap” to a banking union, pooling debt via eurobonds and political union via EU treaty change over the next 10 years. The “limite” text - published exclusively by The Daily Telegraph, is secret, restricted for the "eyes only" of diplomats and officials preparing for ...
Got milk? Research finds evidence of dairy farming 7,000 years ago
2012 06 21
The sandy dunes of the Sahara may seem an unlikely place for a dairy farm, but about 7,000 years ago, herders tended and milked cattle in what is now desolate desert, new research shows About 10,000 years ago, the Sahara desert went through a phase called the Holocene African Humid Period. Fossilized bones show that by the sixth millennium B.C. (or ...
John the Baptist’s Bones Found?
2012 06 21
Excavated from Bulgarian church ruins, remains are from right time and place. Purported skeletal remains of John the Baptist have been dated to the first century A.D. and so could conceivably have belonged to the "forerunner of Christ," who baptized Jesus, scientists say. A box holding supposed remains of John the Baptist, displayed at a cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph by Valentina ...
Syria UN mission headed by spy?
2012 06 21
A Jordanian UN observer in Syria says the head of the United Nations Surveillance Mission (UNSMIS) in the country is a spy. The monitor claims General Robert Mood is gathering critical coordinates and visiting military bases for his own purposes. ­The claims have appeared in Syrian state media, indicating that security circles have signaled their consent to publication in Damascus. The UN ...
The Secret Ley Lines Of The Olympic Gold Medal
2012 06 21
Has anyone else noticed that the newly revealed Olympic gold medal appears to be covered in mysterious lines and geometric patterns? Having grown up on a diet of Alan Moore and (early) Iain Sinclair, we could only jump to the conclusion that the winning design contains a hidden map of Olympic ley lines – routes of energy connecting important locations. The ...
Swedish scientists reveal findings of ’deep-sea UFO’
2012 06 20
Swedish explorers have put to rest speculation of a spaceship at the bottom of the Baltic -- but they’re adding fuel to the ‘what is it’ mystery of this deep-sea object anyway. Digital pictures FoxNews.com has obtained from the team show that the object, located beneath the waves of the Baltic between Sweden and Finland, is some sort of “natural, geological ...
Whitley Strieber says object found in Baltic Sea may be older than Gobekli Tepe
2012 06 20
On Monday, June 18, 2012, Whitley Strieber, of UnkownCountry.com, joined George Noory during the opening news segment on Coast to Coast AM to discuss the UFO-like object that was recently discovered deep under the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden. Swedish explorers have put to rest speculation that the object is some sort of spaceship and now belive it’s a natural ...
Obama Hides Behind ‘Executive Privilege’ In Damage Control Over Fast and Furious
2012 06 20
The House Oversight Committee hearings have put both Eric Holder and the White House on their back heels this morning, further fueling a scandal which has now forced the White House into a rear-guard action. In a move that is certain to fuel speculation about Barack Obama’s knowledge of the Federal government’s clandestine gun-running operation into the Mexican black market, the ...
Watermelons of the World Unite in Rio
2012 06 20
An “environmentalist” is a totalitarian socialist whose real objective is to revive socialism and economic central planning under the subterfuge of “saving the planet” from capitalism. He is “green” on the outside, but red on the inside, and is hence appropriately labeled a “watermelon.” A conservationist, by contrast, is someone who is actually interested in solving environmental and ecological problems and ...
How Easter Island’s statues walked
2012 06 20
Did Easter Island’s famous statues rock, or roll? After doing a little rocking out themselves, researchers say they’re sure the natives raised the monumental figures upright, and then rocked them back and forth to "walk" them to their positions. Their findings mesh with a scenario that casts the Polynesian island’s natives in the roles of resourceful engineers working with the little ...
Mating turtles frozen in time fifty million years ago
2012 06 20
It is the first time fossils of vertebrates - animals with backbones that include ourselves - have been caught in the act. Nine pairs of fossils - the females identified by their shorter tails - were found in a the Messel Pit, near Darmstadt in Germany. It is believed the copulating couples were overcome by poisonous gas at the bottom of ...
Agenda 21 For Even Bigger Dummies
2012 06 20
"A movement of vital proportion, ignored by the major media, kept off-limits from the general public, has been on the United Nations (UN) drawing board for well over ten years. This movement would nullify our Constitutional structure with its freedoms and prerogatives enshrined in the Bill of Rights, including our unhampered right to religious freedom. It masquerades behind the facade ...
The secrets of night shining clouds
2012 06 20
After sunset, when the sun is below the horizon but visible from the clouds’ high altitude, sunlight illuminates them, causing them to glow in a dark night sky. Glowing silver-blue clouds that sometimes light up summer night skies in polar regions, after sunset and before sunrise, are called noctilucent clouds. Scientists studying these clouds, using data from NASA’s AIM (Aeronomy of ...
Hostages taken in French bank raid
2012 06 20
A man claiming to be a member of al-Qaeda has taken four hostages in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse, including the bank manager, police officials said today. The man took several hostages in a branch of French bank CIC and fired a shot after an attempted armed robbery apparently went wrong, a police official said. Another police source ...
Assange asks for political asylum in Ecuador
2012 06 19
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has requested political asylum and is under the protection of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to the site’s Twitter. Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino says Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation’s embassy in London and is seeking political asylum. The Minister also said Ecuador is weighing the request. Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website ...
Americans’ Skulls Getting Bigger
2012 06 19
Modern life may be going to your head. It’s not clear why—medicine? cars? supermarkets?—but the skulls of white Americans, and perhaps of other races and nationalities, have become slightly taller and roomier, according to new forensic research. New measurements of hundreds of skulls of white Americans born between 1825 and 1985 suggest that their typical noggin height has grown by about a ...
Amped: A Sci-Fi Novel Asks Whether "Transhumans" Would Still Be Human
2012 06 19
After years of fighting claims that his artificial limbs grant him an unfair advantage over other runners, South African Oscar Pistorius has a chance to become the first double amputee to compete in the Olympic Games. What if the debate over enhancement technology that made some people “better than human” went from just one man to a whole population? That’s the ...
Friends Doubt Rodney King Death Story
2012 06 19
Two of Rodney King’s close friends think his fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, is lying about what happened in the hours before his death. Kelley says King, who had reportedly been drinking and smoking weed, banged on the window of their house around 5am yesterday and then she heard a splash. But friends heard her tell the story a few times and ...
Plants may be able to ’hear’ others
2012 06 19
They can "smell" chemicals and respond to light, but can plants hear sounds? It seems chilli seeds can sense neighbouring plants even if those neighbours are sealed in a box, suggesting plants have a hitherto-unrecognized sense. Plants are known to have many of the senses we do: they can sense changes in light level, "smell" chemicals in the air and "taste" ...
Sequoia is the world’s fastest supercomputer (used for weapons testing)
2012 06 19
The US is back at the top of the supercomputing leagues for the first time in almost three years, reclaiming the title from Japan, thanks to a new system developed by IBM. The computer, Sequoia, uses IBM’s BlueGene/Q servers and at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory it achieved 16.32 petaflops – trillions of floating-point calculations per second ...
Face The Truth: Facebook Acquires ’Largest, Most Accurate’ Facial Recognition Software
2012 06 19
Facebook has now acquired a software start-up that specializes in recognizing faces in digital images. Working with Facebook directly, Face.com, "The world’s largest and most accurate face recognition platform", will be used to identify photos on the social network giant. The software will be able to distinguish, search, and filter photos containing friends, celebrities, or other targets. Face.com released a statement: "By ...
Rio +20 -- saving the Earth, one resort meeting at a time
2012 06 18
Delegates from around the world will descend on Rio de Janeiro, this week for a major United Nations meeting on the environment. Dubbed "Rio+20," the event, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first “Earth Summit.” But, you might say, didn’t 15,000 or so of these same bureaucrats and environmental activists gather at another world class beach resort—in Durban, South ...
Damage Control: Vatican Accuses Media of "imitating Dan Brown"
2012 06 18
A senior Vatican official has accused the media of trying "to imitate Dan Brown" in their coverage of the so-called VatiLeaks scandal and said the Roman Catholic Church’s latest travails were part of attempts to destabilise it. The interview with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who ranks second only to Pope Benedict in the Vatican’s hierarchy, was the latest attempt at damage control ...
Ottawa airport wired with microphones to record travellers’ conversations
2012 06 18
Sections of the Ottawa airport are now wired with microphones that can eavesdrop on travellers’ conversations. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is nearing completion of a $500,000 upgrade of old video cameras used to monitor its new “customs controlled areas,” including the primary inspection area for arriving international passengers. As part of the work, the agency is introducing audio-monitoring equipment as ...
China’s Wuhan city covered in mysterious haze
2012 06 18
Young and old residents of the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan were advised to stay indoors on Monday after a thick haze blanketed the city of nine million people, official media said. Described by residents as opaque with yellowish and greenish tinges, the fug descended suddenly in the morning, prompting people to rush to put on face masks, witnesses told AFP. The official ...
The Multi-Faceted Magic Mushroom , The Pinecone and the Pineal Gland
2012 06 18
In Egyptian temples there are many pictures of gods/neters feeding humans the “ankh” cross/circle symbol which is said to represent the water of life and immortality. This also suggests the mushroom as it has been called “the Elixir of Immortality” and “the Fountain of Youth.” Pictures of winged Babylonian and Sumerian gods are shown feeding pinecones to humans. Could these ...
Swedish squat: politician wants men to pee sitting down
2012 06 18
A local Swedish politician wants to require all men to sit down whenever they use the toilets in a county council building, to keep them clean and promote good health, a councillor said Thursday. Viggo Hansen, a member of the Left Party, submitted the proposal to the Soermland County Council in central Sweden earlier this week. In Sweden, where daycare centres encourage ...
Breathtaking ‘sardine run’ caught on camera
2012 06 18
In what looks strangely reminiscent of a twister touching down, this giant shoal of sardines has been captured by divers exploring a reef in the Philippines. The magnificent twist, known as a ’sardine run’, sees the fish swim in formation to create a shimmering wall in as part of their annual migration. The sardine run can see shoals up to ...
Final words before war? Israel threatens Iran if nuke talks fail
2012 06 18
"Crucial talks are underway in Moscow to try to break the long-running stalemate over Iran’s nuclear programme. Tehran is meeting the group of six world powers as Europe and the US prepare to slap their toughest sanctions to date on the Islamic republic. Israel is calling on its allies to threaten Iran convincingly with military action during the current talks ...
Tombstones from long ago surfacing on San Francisco beach
2012 06 15
Strong winds and shifting sands have uncovered an eerie reminder of San Francisco’s past: discarded gravestones and broken tomb markers used decades ago to shore up the Ocean Beach seawall. The tombstones became visible this week, including bits and pieces of marble and granite that once marked the final resting places of citizens long dead. One of them is the nearly intact ...
Final cult fugitive from 1995 nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway caught
2012 06 15
His trail cold for years, the last fugitive suspected in a doomsday cult’s deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo’s subways in 1995 was caught at a comic book cafe Friday, closing a chapter on Japan’s worst terrorist attack. He had altered his appearance and reportedly used a fake name and avoided meeting people to evade arrest, but Katsuya Takahashi admitted who ...
Oldest confirmed cave art is a single red dot
2012 06 15
As cave art goes, it doesn’t look like much: a single red dot, hidden among a scatter of handprints and drawings of animals on the wall of El Castillo cave in northern Spain. But this red dot is at least 40,800 years old, making it the oldest known piece of cave art in Europe. At that time modern humans had only ...
9 Powerful Life Lessons From Studying with a Monk
2012 06 15
When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery. Here are 9 lessons I learned while studying ...
How the Chicken Conquered the World
2012 06 15
The chickens that saved Western civilization were discovered, according to legend, by the side of a road in Greece in the first decade of the fifth century B.C. The Athenian general Themistocles, on his way to confront the invading Persian forces, stopped to watch two cocks fighting and summoned his troops, saying: “Behold, these do not fight for their household ...
Hollywood Accounting: Each Movie is a Corporation
2012 06 15
One of the most interesting classes I took in College was taught by a film producer. He only taught that one class, for two hours, once a week. He shared learnings from the entire film making process, from writing a script and getting funding to shooting and distribution. From this class, I learned is that each film is incorporated as its ...
Brain training ’helps treat depression’
2012 06 14
A brain training technique which helps people control activity in a specific part of the brain could help treat depression, a study suggests. Cardiff University researchers used MRI scanners to show eight people how their brains reacted to positive imagery. After four sessions of the therapy the participants had seen significant improvements in their depression. Another eight who were asked to ...
Alabama Adopts First Official State Ban on UN Agenda 21
2012 06 14
Alabama became the first state to adopt a tough law protecting private property and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21. Activists from across the political spectrum celebrated the measure’s approval as a significant victory against the UN “sustainability” plot, expressing hope that similar sovereignty-preserving measures would ...
Some cry ’coup’ as Egypt’s highest court annuls parliament, military extends power
2012 06 14
Egypt’s highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country’s interim military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country’s leadership. The Supreme Constitutional Court found that all articles making up the law that regulated parliamentary elections are invalid, said Showee Elsayed, a constitutional lawyer. The ruling means that parliament must be ...
Great Wall of China Twice As Long As Previously Thought
2012 06 14
The Great Wall of China is more than twice as long as originally believed, according to the first definitive archaeological survey of the iconic ancient defensive structure. Released by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH), the survey began in 2007, mapping every trace of the wall across 15 Chinese provinces. It emerged that the wall is much longer than previously thought. ...
House Panel to TSA: Stop Patting Down Beyonce (Celebs ’More Equal’ Than Others)
2012 06 14
House officials have some words of wisdom for the TSA: Don’t pat down Beyonce. Seriously. After all, "she’s not going to blow a plane up," says Rep. Mike Rogers, who heads the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. "There are certain people that are just so well-known that you’ve just got to use your common sense," he added during a meeting ...
Another suspect in bee colony deaths found - a parasitic mite that spreads viruses while feeding on the insects’ ’blood’
2012 06 14
Parasitic mites have ’turbo-charged’ the spread of a deadly virus that is killing honey bee colonies around the world. Bee populations have been falling rapidly in many countries, fuelled by a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. Many suspects have been named for bee colony collapse, including popular pesticides. Now University of Sheffield scientists studied the impact of a parasitic mite arriving in ...
The FBI Releases Photo Evidence from Ghost Stories Investigation
2012 06 14
We are all familiar with the general ghost story – those spooky tales of the macabre told around campfires or on Halloween night. We have hall heard a ghost story of some sort in our lives. We might even have a few to tell ourselves. However, when the FBI tells their ghost story, it is unlike anything you might have heard ...
Your distant human ancestor? He may have had a shark head
2012 06 14
Peer far enough back in the human family lineage, and you’ll find a fishy ancestor that looked surprisingly like a shark. In fact, this now-extinct fish was among the first to split from sharks, whose bones are made of cartilage, to evolve into a line of tough-boned species that includes everything from bony fish to human beings. A new analysis finds ...
Just Furious: House committee schedules contempt vote against US Attorney General Eric Holder
2012 06 13
CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It’s the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member. This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in ...
Apple, Google to film homes from the air
2012 06 13
Apple has recruited a private fleet of jets equipped with military-grade imaging technology to produce HD 3D imagery for its newly announced Maps service If you thought Google’s Street View was invasive, get ready to be shocked by Apple’s latest plans for its newly announced Maps services, which uses privately recruited jets packing military-grade imaging technology to capture HD 3D ...
The Caveman Diet: Grain Free, Disease Free
2012 06 13
Most people freak out without their morning wheat toast. However, more and more people are beginning to turn to the wheat-free diet, experiencing liberation from chronic health ailments, weight and blood sugar spikes. In the book, Wheat Belly, preventative cardiologist William Davis explains how eliminating wheat from our diets is the key to achieving permanent weight loss and relief from ...
Autistic Brains Ruined in Freezer Meltdown
2012 06 13
A freezer malfunction at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital has severely damaged one-third of the world’s largest collection of autism brain samples, potentially setting back research on the disorder by years, scientists say. An official at the renowned brain bank in Belmont discovered that the freezer had shut down in late May, without triggering two alarms. Inside, they found 150 thawed brains that ...
North American Union: Laying the Foundation for a North American Security Perimeter
2012 06 13
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently unveiled a northern border strategy which seeks to address security concerns, while at the same time facilitating the flow of lawful travel and trade. The new plan promotes enhanced shared intelligence and joint law enforcement integration with Canada. It further builds on initiatives included in the Beyond the Border agreement and is part ...
Israel Rounds Up Africans Who Threaten the “Character” of the Jewish State
2012 06 13
Imagine if the government tried to do this here: Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial “emergency plan” to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state. Israel Radio reported that dozens of Africans, mainly from South ...
Russia protests: Putin opponents march in Moscow
2012 06 13
Thousands of Russian anti-government protesters have taken part in a major rally in Moscow to demand fresh elections and a new president. The protest, on a national holiday, came a day after police raided the homes of several prominent activists. One of them, Sergei Udaltsov, defied an order to report for questioning, and instead addressed the crowd. Last week, President Vladimir Putin approved ...
Leakers at Risk: UK seeks to silence whistleblowers
2012 06 13
"Britain is considering pulling the plug on whistleblowers. A bill is circulating through parliament there which, if it comes into force, might discourage people from speaking out against serious violations and corporate wrong-doing. Sara Firth looks at the possible risks for those who want to do the right thing." Video from: YouTube.com
EU Economy Debacle: How Germans Botched the Spanish Bank Bailout
2012 06 13
Europe’s latest initiative to subdue its financial crisis fell apart in less than a day. The instant response to the plan for supporting Spanish banks had been euphoric. Even as bond markets pushed the cost of Spanish public borrowing even higher, in effect declaring the country insolvent, politicians were still applauding themselves. European Union leaders thought the plan would impress the markets ...
London 2012: Olympics opening ceremony details revealed - "Green And Pleasant"
2012 06 12
The Olympic Stadium will be transformed into the "British countryside" for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games on 27 July. A cast of 10,000 volunteers will help recreate country scenes, against a backdrop featuring farmyard animals and landmarks like Glastonbury Tor. The opening scene of the £27m ceremony will be called "Green and Pleasant", artistic director Danny Boyle revealed. He added ...
Up to 50 dead in Afghan earthquake, victims buried under tons of debris
2012 06 12
As many as 50 people are feared entombed under tons of rock and stone that buried a village in a landslide after two earthquakes in northern Afghanistan, authorities said Tuesday. A single bulldozer worked to uncover the bodies of those killed in Monday’s landslide after the earthquakes struck the Hindu Kush region, but villagers fear there will be no survivors. So far, ...
Man Cured of AIDS: ’I Feel Good’
2012 06 12
The fact that Timothy Brown is a reasonably healthy 46-year-old is no small thing. Only a few years ago, he had AIDS. "I feel good," Brown told ABC News. "I haven’t had any major illnesses, just occasional colds like normal people." Brown is the only person in the world to be cured of AIDS, the result of a transplant of blood stem ...
More than 100 New Terracotta Warriors Unearthed in China
2012 06 12
More than 100 life-size terracotta warriors have added to the Terracotta Army of China’s Qin Dynasty as archaeologists announced on Monday about the new statues that have been excavated on the outskirts of Xi’an province in China. The new terracotta warriors, about 110, were unearthed at an excavation site inside the No1 pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and ...
Spray Tans - Experts Raise Questions as Industry Puts Out Warnings: "genetic alterations and DNA damage"
2012 06 12
The active chemical used in spray tans, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), has the potential to cause genetic alterations and DNA damage, according to a panel of medical experts who reviewed 10 of the most-current publicly available scientific studies on DHA for ABC News, including a federal report ABC News obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Six medical experts in areas ranging across ...
Was the Houla Massacre Ordered by the Western Military Alliance?
2012 06 12
"And thus I clothe my naked villany, ... And seem a saint, when most I play the devil." ~ (William Shakespeare, King Richard III) It is important to underscore the diabolical nature of these killing operations, which are casually blamed on the Al Assad government. They constitute a central component of US-NATO war propaganda. They are intended to trigger "a helpful ...
Recession Has Wiped Out 40% of American Wealth
2012 06 12
The recent recession wiped out nearly two decades of Americans’ wealth, according to government data released Monday, with ­middle-class families bearing the brunt of the decline. The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly on par with where they ...
Do these conjoined twins share consciousness?
2012 06 11
Susan Dominus has penned a remarkable piece for the New York Times about Krista and Tatiana Hogan, the 4-year old conjoined twin girls from British Columbia who are attached at the head. Scans show that the two girls have brains that are interconnected by a never-seen-before "thalamic bridge," an indication that they might share conscious thoughts. And if their early ...
Flame, Stuxnet Super Cyber Weapons Linked: Researchers
2012 06 11
Researchers say they have uncovered "proof" linking the authors of the Flame cyber espionage program to Stuxnet, the most powerful offensive cyber weapon ever developed -- both of which are believed to have targeted Iran. Analysts at the Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Labs, which was the first to uncover Flame and had previously analyzed Stuxnet, wrote in a blog post ...
Take A Look At The New Internet
2012 06 11
A few hours ago, a whole new Internet was switched on. The old Internet is almost out of room. The new Internet is vastly bigger. It’s ready for trillions and trillions more computers, devices, Web sites and the like. Confused? Here’s how it works: In order to be on the Internet, a device or Web site needs an address. The old Internet ...
The Artificial Habitat for Mankind: This Isn’t the End of the Road
2012 06 11
Humanity is under attack. Our men are are dying out. The future of mankind is uncertain. The Global Future 2045 Congress held in Russia early this year discussed the future of humanity amidst a technological revolution. Transhumanist leader Ray Kurzweil was in attendance among other top technology leaders. Maksim Kalashnikov, a Soviet Union apologist, also attended the conference. He warned of ...
Zombies and Our Thirst For Gore
2012 06 11
Zombies have shuffled their way into a resurgence in pop culture over the last decade, but nothing has come close to the fever pitch produced in the news over recent weeks. First, there was the frightening yet strange ’zombie’ case in Miami, Florida, where Rudy Eugene was shot and killed by police when they found him gnawing the face off another ...
Back to Eden
2012 06 11
Comment: IF you are are going to farm ...this must be the best way of doing it. After years of back-breaking toil in ground ravaged by the effects of man-made growing systems, Paul Gautschi has discovered a taste of what God intended for mankind in the garden of Eden. Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilization, ...
MoD Expert Warns to Watch for UFOs at Olympics
2012 06 11
One of the UK’s top UFO experts has given his views on the likelihood of aliens suddenly appearing in our skies - and how the international community would respond. Nick Pope, who has more than two decades under his belt at the Ministry of Defence, said mass summer events - like the Olympic Games in London - would be a prime ...
Yet Another Oil Spill In Alberta
2012 06 11
Crews were scrambling Friday to contain and clean up a pipeline spill that is believed to have sent up to 475,000 litres of crude oil flowing into a rain-swollen Red Deer River system in west-central Alberta. Plains Midstream Canada says when the spill was discovered Thursday night it closed off its network of pipelines in the area. Tracey McCrimmon, executive director of ...
Breivik Case: See Pictures of the Explosion of the Government Buildings in Oslo July 22
2012 06 11
Translation by Google: A large fireball was evicted from the place where the bomb car was in the air. The bomb was too weak to get high-rise building to race. The bomb expert said the military Svein Olav Christensen, who testified Tuesday in the trial of Behring Anders Breivik. Defense experts say that the cavity under the bomb had nothing to do with ...
Indefinite detention of Americans ruled ’unconstitutional’
2012 06 08
"A Federal judge in the US has ruled Washington cannot indefinitely detain Americans suspected of having terrorist ties unless they have been found in connection with the September Eleventh attacks. It comes just six months after President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which would have allowed American citizens to be held without trial or charge. The judge initially ...
US military suicide rate hits one per day
2012 06 08
Suicide among US troops has sharply increased this year, hitting a rate of almost one death per day, figures show. As of 3 June, the army’s 2012 active-duty suicides reached 154, compared with 130 in the same period last year, the Pentagon confirmed to the BBC. The number far exceeds US combat deaths for the same period. "We are deeply concerned about suicide ...
How Deforestation Caused Easter Island’s Society to Collapse
2012 06 08
When the Polynesians first settled Easter Island as late as 1200 C.E., it was a sub-tropical piece of land covered with millions of palm trees. Five hundred years later, when the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen came upon the island, there were no trees over 10 feet tall. The landscape was instead dominated by tall stone heads, known as Moai. Scattered ...
Rockefeller Foundation Predicts 13,000 Dead at London 2012 Olympics
2012 06 08
A 2010 Rockefeller Foundation document entitled “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development” outlines a scenario which results in the death of 13,000 during the 2012 Olympics. The first worrying prediction begins in 2012 when ‘the pandemic the world had been anticipating for years’, finally hits, infecting nearly 20 percent of world population and claiming 8 million lives. Due ...
Ravens Protect The British Monarchy
2012 06 08
This weekend Queen Elizabeth II and all of her subjects will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee on the throne of the British Commonwealth. She has six beautiful ravens in permanent residence at the Tower of London to thank for protecting the Monarchy, and the royal post she has held for sixty years now. In many cultures around the world, the ...
Photographing Star Trails From Space, At 17,000 MPH
2012 06 08
Is this really Earth we see in these photographs? It can’t be. There’s no blue ocean, golden continents, or clearly delineated socio-political boundaries. It must be some sort of cosmic record player…or maybe just a really great Photoshop…of something. ISS Astronaut Don Pettit offers a rare view from beyond the heavens. In truth, these photos offer us a glimpse of Earth from ...
Prison builds one-man hospital for Breivik
2012 06 08
Norwegian authorities are converting a high-security prison wing into a psychiatric unit to house Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik in case he is found insane, a report said on Thursday. The daily newspaper Verdens Gang reported on its website that none of Norway’s existing mental facilities are considered secure enough to house Breivik, whose sanity is the key focus of his ...
Huge Peru Tomb Found—80 Bodies, Ring of Babies
2012 06 07
Arranged in the fetal position, this skeleton is among some 80 bodies discovered this spring in a vast Peruvian tomb—the largest yet found at the ancient site of Pachacamac. Buried a thousand years ago with wooden "false heads," the now decayed mummies were unearthed within a perimeter of infant human remains. Once covered by a thatch roof, the tomb may have ...
Head injury turns man into musical savant
2012 06 07
When Derek Amato crashed headfirst into the hard bottom of a pool, he was scared about what he might have done to his brain. But amazingly the fallout from that accident wasn’t all bad. Along with the headaches and other post-concussion symptoms, the accident brought Amato an unexpected gift: it turned him into a musical savant. Although Amato had always loved ...
10 Ray Bradbury predictions that came true
2012 06 07
The literary, tech and thinking worlds are mourning the loss of Ray Bradbury, the revered science-fiction writer who died Wednesday at age 91. Bradbury, best known for his 1953 novel “Fahrenheit 451,” used his imagination to take a hard look at a world locked in a growing love affair with technology. His stories examined what humanity gained — and lost ...
’Siri, Kill That Guy’: Drones Might Get Voice Controls
2012 06 07
The next decade could see a huge shift in the way armed drones and their human controllers interact, with potentially profound effects on future battlefields. At the heart of this change: two-way voice controls for autonomous systems, just like your iPhone’s Siri app. Also, vibrating controls like an Xbox controller. A drone operator could literally talk to a drone and ...
Mars One: One-way ticket to the red planet
2012 06 07
Forget Newt Gingrich’s moon colony. A company called Mars One is planning an endeavor to go much farther afield. The Dutch startup plans to establish a colony on the Red Planet by 2023, according to the Mars One website. It may seem outlandish, but the company and its supporters say getting colonists to Mars is feasible, especially since they don’t plan ...
Report of first doctor to reach shot Lincoln found
2012 06 07
The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to the presidential box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be brought immediately. Leale’s long-lost report of his efforts to help the mortally wounded president, written just hours after his death, was ...
Giant piece of tsunami debris washes up in Oregon — Biologists shocked by what they found
2012 06 07
Japanese officials have confirmed that a huge dock that washed ashore on the Oregon coast is debris from last year’s tsunami. [It originated] in Misawa, a northern Japanese city. The 66-foot-long structure — 7 feet tall and 19 feet wide — was first reported offshore Monday and made landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning. Article from: enenews.com
Body Parts Arriving In The Mail At Canadian Schools, Possibly Linked To Alleged "Canadian Psycho" Killer Luka Magnotta
2012 06 06
Two Canadian schools have discovered packages containing a human hand and human foot in what could be the latest twist in the bizarre case of a former porn actor dismembering and eating pieces of his lover. Luka Rocco Magnotta [left], age 29, is the suspect in one of the most unreal cases in recent history. Fleeing his country for being accused ...
Vampire Skeletons Found in Bulgaria
2012 06 06
Zombies and ghoulish attacks have been in the mainstream recently breathing new life into the stuff of myth and darkness. You can add to that pop culture phenomenon with the newest archaeological find in Bulgaria - vampires. Archaeologists there have exhumed two medieval skeletons in Sozopol, on the Black Sea. The corpses have been pierced through the chest with iron rods, presumably ...
London 2012: A Rubbish Olympics
2012 06 06
"The Olympics is a great brand." So says David Higgins, Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority. One of the words Higgins would not like attached to his brand is – rubbish. Yet rubbish features large in relation to the London Olympics. The Main Stadium, Basketball Arena, Velodrome, and the Media Centre are all built on rubbish, or to be ...
Secret American Space Agency Gives NASA Two Spy Telescopes More Powerful Than the Hubble
2012 06 06
What do you know about the National Reconnaissance Office? Did you know that the shadowy space agency has two spy telescopes more powerful than the Hubble that they’re simply not using anymore? And did you know that it gifted them to NASA for studying the secrets of the universe? Yep, that’s exactly what happened. The NRO-1 and NRO-2 telescopes are currently ...
Transit Ritual 2012 - Venus, Enterprise & the Dragon Gate
2012 06 06
On June 4-6, 2012, we are likely going to see the oldest member of the space shuttle fleet, Enterprise, gets towed up the Hudson River to its final resting place, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, on the West Side of Manhattan. [Update: Dates shifted to June 3-6.] Most are totally unaware of this, but it will be a ...
Dracula Bulb: Creepy Lamp Runs On Human Blood
2012 06 06
With its strange blue glow it looks like it belongs in a trendy nightclub - but this lamp is actually a chemical light that runs on human blood. A U.S. designer has created a lamp where you are supposed to break the top off, use the jagged glass to cut yourself and pour your blood in where it reacts with the ...
Secret Mission Accomplished: Mysterious space plane to land after a YEAR in orbit - and no one knows what it did up there
2012 06 06
The U.S Air Force’s highly secret unmanned space plane will land in June - ending a year-long mission in orbit. The experimental Boeing X37-B has been circling Earth at 17,000 miles per hour and was due to land in California in December. It is now expected to land in mid to late June. This computer image shows the space plane re-entering ...
Darpa, Venter Launch Assembly Line for Genetic Engineering
2012 06 05
The military-industrial complex just got a little bit livelier. Quite literally. That’s because Darpa, the Pentagon’s far-out research arm, has kicked off a program designed to take the conventions of manufacturing and apply them to living cells. Think of it like an assembly line, but one that would churn out modified biological matter — man-made organisms — instead of cars or ...
FUKUSHIMA: Pacific Ocean Will Not Dilute Dumped Radioactive Water
2012 06 05
The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping something like a thousand tons per day of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean. Remember, the reactors are “riddled with meltdown holes”, building 4 – with more radiation than all nuclear bombs ever dropped or tested – is missing entire walls, and building 3 is a pile of rubble. The whole ...
The Ancient Sexual Revolution that May Have Spurred Human Monogamy
2012 06 05
Monogamous, romantic love — or, more prosaically, pair-bonding — may have evolved in a sexual revolution that could have laid down the roots of the modern family, according to an intriguing new mathematical model. Researchers have long wondered why — unlike our sexually promiscuous chimpanzee-like ancestors — humans developed strong pair bonds with individual partners. It’s thought that at one time, ...
How about this? POLICE CHANGE SIDES!
2012 06 05
How about this! From Occupy Frankfurt. May 19, 2012. The German police took off their helmets and marched with the protesters- clearing the way for them. The police coming over to serve and protect the people... Blockupy Frankfurt. Police are escorting. Reports of an estimated 20,000+ protesters. Nice to see their faces.... and their humanity coming through... Video from: YouTube.com German police officers escort ...
Long-sealed Watergate documents may be released
2012 06 05
The U.S. Department of Justice says at least some materials sealed as part of the court case against seven men involved in the 1972 Watergate burglary should be released. The agency responded Friday to a request by a Texas history professor who is seeking access to materials he believes could help answer lingering questions about the burglary that led to President ...
Judge caught playing solitaire in Norway court during mass killer Breivik’s trial
2012 06 05
A judge at the trial of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was caught playing solitaire on his laptop during Monday’s proceedings, the VG newspaper reported. Ernst Henning Eielsen, one of the five judges for the case, can clearly be seen on court cameras playing the card game. According to VG, Eielsen was playing the game on a solitaire website, and images ...
What if Yellowstone’s supervolcano erupts?
2012 06 04
A rough estimate based on geologic records indicates there’s a 1-in-10,000 chance of a "supereruption" at Yellowstone during our lifetimes. However, given the erratic nature of volcanoes, that number doesn’t mean much. The bulging pocket of magma swishing around beneath Old Faithful might never blow its lid again. Or, it might put on a surprise fireworks show next Independence Day. ...
Man kills housemate in second cannibal-like attack, cops say
2012 06 04
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player 21-year-old man accused of killing a housemate told police in Harford County, Md., that he ate the victim’s heart and part of his brain after killing him. Alexander Kinyua first became a suspect when his brother found what he thought were human remains in the basement of the family’s Joppatowne home. When the brother confronted Kinyua, he ...
Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to life in prison
2012 06 04
Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him, offering his opponents a measure of justice. But he and his two sons were acquitted of corruption in a verdict that did not satisfy public demands for accountability after what the chief judge called 30 years of ...
U.S. missiles kill 15 "militants" in Pakistan, bodies not identified, quickly buried
2012 06 04
It’s being reported by Agence France-Presse and RawStory that, "US missiles killed 15 militants in Pakistan’s Taliban and Al-Qaeda stronghold of North Waziristan on Monday, the third drone strike in three days and the deadliest this year". The attack looked set to inflame tensions with Islamabad ahead of a visit by a US assistant defence secretary, Peter Lavoy, on a mission ...
Scientists unravel the tomato’s genetic code
2012 06 04
An international scientific team on Wednesday said it had unravelled the genetic code of the tomato, opening up ways to improve the fruit’s taste, nutrition and shelf-life. Gathering more than 300 researchers in 14 countries, the Tomato Genome Consortium compared today’s domesticated tomato with its wild South American parent, Solanum pimpinellifolium. The tomato has 35,000 genes, but there is only a variation ...
No respite for pope as more documents leaked
2012 06 04
Pope Benedict got no rest on Sunday from a leaks scandal when an Italian newspaper published documents showing that his butler was not the only person in possession of confidential correspondence indicating a Vatican in disarray. Benedict, 85, ended a weekend trip to Italy’s industrial and financial capital Milan with a closing mass for an international gathering in which he praised ...
Nigeria Plane Crash: More Than 150 Feared Dead After Plane Crashes in Residential Area
2012 06 04
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A passenger plane crashed into a building in a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, likely killing all 153 people on board. The Boeing MD-83 of Dana Air came down near Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport Sunday. Pilots had radioed to air traffic control reporting engine trouble, a military official said. Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and the Nigeria ...
In tree rings, Japanese scientists find 8th-century cosmic mystery
2012 06 04
In the late eighth century, Earth was hit by a mystery blast of cosmic rays, according to a Japanese study that found a relic of the powerful event in cedar trees. Analysis of two ancient trees found a surge in carbon-14 -- a carbon isotope that derives from cosmic radiation -- which occurred just in AD 774 and AD 775, the ...
Bilderberg 2012 Coverage goes "mainstream" in Finland - FM Urpilainen attends mysterious Bilderberg conference at taxpayers’ expense
2012 06 01
One year ago Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen said that ministers who participate in the closed-door meetings of the Bilderberg Conference do so as private individuals and that ministries would not pay their way. This year, Urpilainen herself is attending the high level conclave – and taxpayers are picking up the tab. For decades ardent conspiracy theorists have trained their cross hairs ...
Space Cases: The Weirdest Legal Claims in Outer Space
2012 06 01
In January, a Quebec man named Sylvio Langvein walked into a courthouse in Canada and filed a suit declaring himself owner of the planets in our solar system, four of Jupiter’s moons, and the interplanetary space between. By way of explanation, Langvein said he wanted to collect planets the same way that others collect hockey cards, and also prevent China from ...
Copyright Board to charge for music at weddings, parades
2012 06 01
Ed Note: Incredibly, not a joke. Money can’t buy love — but if you want some great tunes playing at your wedding, it’s going to cost you. The Copyright Board of Canada has certified new tariffs that apply to recorded music used at live events including conventions, karaoke bars, ice shows, fairs and, yes, weddings. The fees will be collected by a ...
Could this photograph change the future?
2012 06 01
A few weeks after Google announced the completion of their paradigm-warping technology Google Glass, this picture appeared in the G+ account of Google VP Sebastian Thrun. It was taken while he was playing with his son and wearing his Glass technology — basically, a pair of “smart” glasses that can give you a virtual overlay on the real world, sort ...
Bilderberg Puts Finishing Touches To Carbon Tax Agenda
2012 06 01
The Bilderberg Group plans to put the finishing touches to a global carbon tax agenda that is already in full swing, according to our inside sources, with the threat of endangered species set to replace man-made global warming as the main vehicle through which the elite’s post-industrial revolution is accomplished. Alex Jones’ source inside Bilderberg has told him that the secretive ...
Calif. 9/11 fund raided for deficits
2012 06 01
After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers sought a way to channel the patriotic fervor and use it to help victims’ families and law enforcement. Their answer: Specialty memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, "We Will Never Forget." Part of the money raised through the sale of the plates was to fund scholarships for children of California residents who perished ...
The Racket: Obama secretly approved shipment of anti-tank arms to Syria
2012 06 01
This week’s NATO and G-8 Summits came and went without participating nations agreeing on a way to handle the uprising in Syria, but it is now being reported that the US may already be taking the matter into their own hands. Member of the Free Syrian Army "commados brigade" take position near the town of al-Qusayr in Syria’s central Homs province, ...
Act of War? President Obama Ordered Wave Of Cyber Attacks Against Iran
2012 06 01
On Friday the New York Times asserted that President Obama, from his first months in office, ordered a wave of "increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks" against Iran and its nuclear program". The program, code-named "Olympic Games", was an acceleration of Bush era attacks against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Reportedly, Obama ramped up the attacks even after the Stuxnet worm, a computer virus directed ...
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