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July 2012
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Ancient Hunter-Gatherers Burned Same Amount of Energy as Modern Life-Style Westerners : Study
2012 07 31
Lower energy expenditure can’t get all the blame for today’s rising obesity levels, if study of hunter-gatherer population is correct. Results from a new study* published in the July 25, 2012 issue of PLoS ONE reveal that there is no difference between the energy expenditure of modern hunter-gatherers and Westerners, challenging the widely accepted theory that today’s sedentary lifestyle in ...
Warrior king statue discovered in ancient Mediterranean city
2012 07 31
It guarded upper citadel of a Neo-Hittite kingdom’s capital about 738 B.C. in Turkey A newly discovered statue of a curly haired man gripping a spear and a sheath of wheat once guarded the upper citadel of an ancient kingdom’s capital. The enormous sculpture, which is intact from about the waist up, stands almost 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall, suggesting ...
Human corpses harvested in multimillion-dollar trade
2012 07 31
A grisly trade in human body parts leaves relatives grieving and some recipients at risk of life-threatening disease. On February 24, Ukrainian authorities made an alarming discovery: bones and other human tissues crammed into coolers in a grimy white minibus. Investigators grew even more intrigued when they found, amid the body parts, envelopes stuffed with cash and autopsy results written in English. What ...
Mystery of 500 penguins washed up on beach in Brazil
2012 07 31
The bodies of more than 500 penguins have washed up on beaches in southern Brazil over the past week. Marine biologists are investigating what caused the deaths of the 512 penguins found on beaches of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. The cause of death should be known in about 30 days. The penguins were migrating north from Argentina ...
Second Blackout in India Cuts Power to 670 Million People
2012 07 31
India has been struck by its second major blackout over the past few days, leaving 670 million people without power. The power grids, in the northern and eastern parts of the country, which supply electricity to half of India’s 1.2 billion people, collapsed on Tuesday. The epic blackout has trapped coal miners, left train passengers stranded, and left hospitals with no power ...
Creepy Computer-Generated Avatar Greets Travelers At Airport
2012 07 31
The future was among the arrivals at Newark Airport on Friday, in the form of a computer-generated greeter at the gate. Travelers met “Libby.” She’s Newark Airport’s newest — and perhaps most chipper — customer service rep. You may have noticed that she’s a bit shallow, and she’s completely two-faced, but she’s always smiling, and she never complains. “Hello, and welcome to ...
James Holmes Family Tied To DARPA And Mind Manipulation Work
2012 07 31
Aurora massacre: several links between James Holmes and U.S. government research (Salk Institute involved in neurologically enhancing soldiers’ abilities on battlefield...connections to DARPA) James Holmes, the 24-year old suspect in the mass shooting of Batman "The Dark Knight Rises" movie goers in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and 58 injured, has had a number of links to U.S. government-funded ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Agenda 21 Meets Global Corporate Takeover
2012 07 31
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “is a key trade initiative” that the Obama administration claims is “seeking to support jobs for American workers by boosting American exports to the dynamic Asia-Pacific region, promote manufacturing, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and at the same time, reflect in the agreement important values on key issues such as worker rights and the environment.” However, the agenda of ...
New Bible translation has screenplay format
2012 07 31
A new Bible translation tackles the challenge of turning ancient Greek and Hebrew texts into modern American English and then adds a twist: It’s written like a screenplay. Take the passage from Genesis in which God gets angry at Adam for eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil: "Adam (pointing at the woman): It was she! ...
Now we are all Superhuman: Exhibition of Tech Used to Alter or Enhance our Bodies
2012 07 30
Since we first took mastery over fire, mankind has steadily been shaping his world around him. It may have taken us a few thousand years to get from building walls, pyramids and roads to the microchip and spaceships, but the colossal innovation of the last 100 years shows just how quickly we have accelerated our development. Now the Wellcome Collection is celebrating ...
The yuck factor: The surprising power of disgust
2012 07 30
From politics to commerce to sex, the "forgotten emotion" of disgust can affect you in subtle ways David Pizarro can change the way you think, and all he needs is a small vial of liquid. You simply have to smell it. The psychologist spent many weeks tracking down the perfect aroma. It had to be just right. "Not too powerful," he ...
Woman in Red Slips Through Security, Joins Olympic Parade
2012 07 30
A mystery woman gatecrashed India’s athletes’ parade at the Olympic opening ceremony, Indian officials said on Sunday as they demanded answers from organizers about the apparent lack of security. A woman in red and blue walked close to flag-bearing wrestler Sushil Kumar on Friday, in complete contrast to female members of the contingent who were wearing yellow saris and blue blazers. "How ...
Flipping The Script: The Western Media’s Syria Propaganda Is Falling Apart
2012 07 30
Do you remember this guy, Jason Russell? He was the frontman for the short-lived and over-hyped “Kony 2012″ propaganda campaign that exploited young people’s emotions to popularize a U.S. military invasion of Uganda. After his lies were exposed on the Internet he had a shocking meltdown in public. He ran around naked near traffic lights, smashed his fists on the ...
Report: Doctor treating Aurora shooting suspect had medical reprimand
2012 07 30
The psychiatrist who James Eagan Holmes’ lawyers say was treating the Colorado theater shooting suspect was reprimanded in February 2005 by a state medical board, a Denver television station reported on its website. According to documents that thedenverchannel.com said it had obtained, Dr. Lynne Fenton was reprimanded for prescribing medication, including Vicodin, Xanax, Lorazepam and Ambien, to herself, her husband and ...
James Holmes’ father, Robert Holmes, set to provide crippling info on Libor & other banking scandal
2012 07 30
An interesting connection has emerged with the recent Colorado ’Batman’ shooting. Alleged gunman James Holmes’ father is/was set to testify regarding the LIBOR banking scandals. [[*Update*: These Robert Holmes/LIBOR testimony links have remained unconfirmed by mainstream sources. We will keep an eye on the wires to see if these allegations prove true. As always, it is up ...
Illegal Cloning? ’Dumped fetuses could be half human, half engineered’
2012 07 30
"Hundreds of human fetuses, found in a forest in central Russia, may have been removed from a local medical university. Police are questioning a researcher, who was fired last year and could have taken the material she was working on with her. However, some doctors say the dumped fetuses could even be the product of cloning."
Russia has doubts about Syria president’s ability to hold on
2012 07 29
Protesters chant slogans against the Syrian regime and Russia’s support of President Bashar Assad as they burn a banner depicting Assad, top right, his brother, Maher Assad, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, bottom, in Sidon, Lebanon, last month.Russian officials, who have strenuously resisted U.S.-led efforts to push Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, are beginning to question whether the beleaguered ...
Syrian helicopters pound Aleppo, as massive onslaught looms
2012 07 29
Tanks and armored carriers reportedly headed into Aleppo; Turkey calls for steps by international community. Military helicopters pounded a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Saturday and armored units positioned themselves for an onslaught that could determine the fate of Syria’s biggest city, opposition sources said. Turkey, once a friend but now a fierce critic of the Syrian government, joined growing diplomatic pressure ...
Debauchery at the XXX Olympiad: Record Number of Condoms Will Be Handed Out
2012 07 28
Welcome to the XXX Olympic games ...literally! The Daily Mail and New York Post reports that the organizers of the 2012 games in London will hand out a record 150 000 condoms to athletes in the Olympic village. That works out to about 13 condoms per competitor! Is it going to be enough? At Beijin in 2008 they handed out about ...
First Analysis of the Opening Ceremonies
2012 07 27
An Olympic opening ceremony is sort of like a comedy monologue at the Academy Awards: so much time, planning and money goes into the creation of a performance that’s only vaguely related to what we came to see. We watch the Olympics to see the best athletes from around the world, while indulging our pardonable rooting interest in our own ...
The Nazi Origins of the Olympic Torch Relay
2012 07 27
When the most famous flame in sports winds its way through the streets of London before entering the Olympic Stadium and providing the 2012 Games with one of its most iconic images, it will be seen as a touching gesture of symbolism, grace and a nod to the ancient world. Yet while the torch relay began once again at the historic ...
’Impossible’ Stars Found in Super-Close Orbital Dances
2012 07 27
Four pairs of what astronomers are calling "impossible stars" — stellar twins in orbits so close they defy explanation — have been found in our Milky Way galaxy, scientists say. Astronomers using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii discovered the four star pairs, each of which is a binary system in which two stars circle each other in ...
US Gov’t Ran Chemical Experiments on Military Veterans Under Ops MKUltra, Bluebird and Artichoke
2012 07 27
The United States, for its warts, has achieved much in its short 230-plus year history. It is a benevolent world superpower, for the most part, that serves as a beacon of hope and freedom for an increasingly oppressed world, even as it serves as a guardian against tyranny for as many as half of the world’s nearly seven billion people. But ...
Storm looming in eurozone as Spain economy falters
2012 07 27
Spain’s worsening economic crisis and fears that the cash-strapped country might need a bailout that the eurozone can barely afford have caused a violent economic storm in European financial markets. Fears soared high after the interest rate on Spain’s debt bonds climbed to a record high of 7.39 on Monday causing the euro to take a nosedive versus the US dollar ...
The ‘STARS’ of the Olympics
2012 07 27
First and foremost my discipline is Astrology so of course I drew up the charts for the upcoming Olympic events out of curiosity as well as to aid my ongoing studies. Well, I wasn’t disappointed – the symbolism is both astonishing and a bit disconcerting. The connections between recent events, the numerology and the astrology, were so numerous it was impossible ...
Two Men Are HIV-Free After Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplants
2012 07 27
Following bone marrow transplants, two men infected with HIV no longer have any traces of the AIDS-causing virus in their lymphocytes, researchers report. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell and are a key part of the immune system. The U.S. researchers suspect that bone marrow transplantation along with continuation of antiretroviral therapy resulted in the dramatic effects evident eight months ...
The Enchantment of the Olympics and the Earthstars Matrix
2012 07 26
Amid concerns about a possible false flag attack on the Olympic stadium, what hasn’t yet been mentioned is that the Olympic Park ~ as well as the whole of the Greater London area ~ is protected by a pair of nine-mile-high giant spirits who are quite visible to the naked eye, if you know where to look. The Olympics Games ...
The Aurora Massacre: Once again, evasions rather than explanations
2012 07 26
President Barack Obama touched down in the Denver, Colorado area Sunday afternoon to meet with the families of the victims of the Aurora movie theatre massacre. Afterwards he made a brief public appearance, in which he declared: “Although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the past couple of days, that attention will fade away. ...
Ancient life-size lion statues baffle scientists
2012 07 26
Two sculptures of life-size lions, each weighing about 5 tons in antiquity, have been discovered in what is now Turkey, with archaeologists perplexed over what the granite cats were used for. One idea is that the statues, created between 1400 and 1200 B.C., were meant to be part of a monument for a sacred water spring, the researchers said. A life-size ...
The Greatest Crimes Against Humanity Are Perpetrated by People Just Doing Their Jobs
2012 07 26
The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colorless human beings. They are the careerists. The bureaucrats. The cynics. They do the little chores that make vast, complicated systems of exploitation and death a reality. They collect and read the personal data gathered on tens of millions of us by the security and surveillance state. They ...
A new stage in the euro crisis
2012 07 26
Reading the latest headlines on the euro crisis, one experiences a feeling of déjà vu. Like last summer, the rating agencies are lowering their ratings, interest rates for government bonds are rising to astronomical heights, and governments are announcing new austerity measures. Only this time Spain has supplanted Greece, whose economy is just one fifth the size of Spain’s, as ...
Fast and Furious: Obama’s Potential Watergate Is About Eric Holder’s Missing E-Mails
2012 07 26
On June 7 Attorney General Eric Holder told the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee: “We’ve looked at 240 custodians, processed millions of electronic records and reviewed over 140,000 documents and produced to you about 7,600.” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) shot back: “So, 140,000 documents. How many documents are responsive but you are withholding at this time?” This isn’t election-year hyperbole. Rep. ...
Media Hysteria Over Syrian Government "Bombings" of Aleppo
2012 07 26
If tired WMD lies won’t convince the public to back foreign intervention, perhaps recycled lies from Libya? The Telegraph has reported (emphasis added), "fighter jets have reportedly launched bomb attacks on Syria’s second city of Aleppo, which, if confirmed, would be the first time Assad forces had used war planes against citizens." Image: A sole"tweet" from BBC’s Ian Pannell, who has ...
The Mysterious Engravings of Ireland’s 5,000-Year-Old Megalithic Tomb
2012 07 26
For thousands of years they have stood, high on the windswept hills, with views of a gentle green landscape rolling away on all sides. Before the first pyramids were even built in Egypt, this wild and rugged land was home to Neolithic people who carved strange patterns into the stones. And yet it is the mystery that enshrouds this tomb ...
Iranian nuclear facilities are hit by AC/DC virus
2012 07 25
Two of Iran’s uranium-enrichment plants were struck by a cyberattack earlier this week that shut down computers and blared AC/DC songs, according to reports from Bloomberg News and others. The virus closed down the automation network at the Natanz and Fordow facilities, according to an e-mail received by F-Secure, a Finnish cybersecurity Web site, from Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization. “According to the ...
Can (Should) Social Media Be Used to Identify Psychopaths?
2012 07 25
People’s nasty traits have a way of revealing themselves on social networks: in writing. Or rather in how they write. That means an analysis of how someone tweets could reveal whether he or she is narcissistic, Machiavellian, or psychopathic, according to researchers who plan to present their findings at DefCon next week. What are some of the Twitter stylings of these ...
Brazilian Inmates Pedal Their Way to Freedom
2012 07 25
At one particular Brazilian jail, inmates don’t actually need both wheels on their bicycle to make an escape. By pedaling on stationary bikes, they can reduce their sentence and also get into shape. The medium-security penitentiary of Santa Rita do Sapucai, a mountain range city about two hours north of Sao Paolo, has recently made headlines for its controversial sentence-reducing program. ...
No Filming on Public Land: You’re Under ’Terrorist Law’
2012 07 25
Following complaints of over-zealous security ahead of the Olympics, the Guardian attempted to film the O2 arena in south-east London from a public pavement – something completely legal. Security guards arrived almost immediately. O2 managers later confirmed it has a policy of routinely intercepting anyone who photographs or films the venue, even from public land. Media and civil liberties groups have ...
248 human fetuses found in Russian forest
2012 07 25
Sverdlovsk region authorities are conducting an inquiry into the discovery of four barrels containing 248 human fetuses in a forest in the Urals. Regional police said Tuesday that the "discovery worthy of a horror movie" was made by residents of the village of Anik late Sunday. The police reported Monday that about 50 human embryos had been discovered in plastic barrels at ...
Mexico has yet to ID any of the 49 bodies found 2 months ago
2012 07 25
After police found 49 dismembered bodies strewn on a Mexican highway leading to the Texas border, it took the army just a week to parade an alleged drug trafficker before journalists as the man who purportedly oversaw the body dump. Yet two months after the grisly discovery in Nuevo Leon state, authorities have not identified a single victim. May 13, 2012 ...
Anticipating Aurora and Beyond
2012 07 25
"What time is it?" ~ Dr. John Watson "Dawn." ~ Sherlock Holmes ~ The Return of Sherlock Holmes, "The Man with the Twisted Lip," 1986. What is next in our dawns? As I have mentioned before, Aurora means "dawn." Unfortunately, I must predict a copycat outburst for Friday, July 27th. More on that in a moment. First, Holmes appeared on the stage ...
People who pay cash in hand are “morally wrong”, damaging the economy
2012 07 25
It is ’morally wrong’ to pay tradesmen cash in hand, says David Gauke. David Gauke, a Treasury minister, told The Daily Telegraph that home owners who allow workmen to evade VAT or income tax were forcing others to pay more. His comments reflect growing concern in Whitehall about the cash-in-hand economy, which costs Britain billions of pounds a year in lost tax ...
From Nomadic Tribesmen to Nazi Icons: Who Were the Aryans?
2012 07 24
The word “Aryan” has become inseparable from poisonous Nazi doctrine over the last century, in which it became a term for describing a supposed master race of non-Jewish Caucasians, usually having Nordic features. It’s ironic when you consider “Aryan” was originally a perfectly innocent ethno-linguistic term for an ancient cultural group who couldn’t have been any different in appearance to ...
Was the “Batman Shooting” a Ritualistic Murder Carried Out by Mind Controlled Patsy?
2012 07 24
When terrible events like the now infamous “Batman Shooting” occurs, I tend to not have a knee-jerk reaction of yelling “It’s a conspiracy” because, obviously, sometimes it is not. But in some cases, like this one, tidbits of information begin leaking out, weird synchronicities surface and, at a certain point, one can’t help but think “hmm”, “huh?” and “what?”. ...
Artificial jellyfish created from heart cells
2012 07 24
Scientists in the US have created a free swimming artificial jellyfish. The team members built the replica using silicone as a base on which to grow heart muscle cells that were harvested from rats. They used an electric current to shock the Medusoid into swimming with synchronised contractions that mimic those of real jellyfish. The advance, by researchers at Caltech and Harvard University, ...
New lighter-than-air material may be Holy Grail for batteries
2012 07 24
German scientists have almost accidently created the world’s lightest material. A cubic centimetre of aerographite weighs just two ten-thousandths of a gram, six times lighter than air and 75 times lighter than Styrofoam. “You can hold it,” Dr. Rainer Adelung told the Star. “Although it has almost no gravity.” Adelung and other scientists at the University of Kiel “never planned to make a ...
The Jones Plantation
2012 07 24
One cannot change reality by changing the words you use to describe reality. Look beneath the rhetoric, and glimpse the truth. Source: youtube.com
Facial recognition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it
2012 07 24
"Many Americans don’t realize they’re already in a facial recognition database," Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on the technology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Lynch pointed out that there is a painful disconnect between how little personal action is required to capture ...
Can You Trust YouTube’s ’Dissident Protecting’ Face-Blurring Tool?
2012 07 24
In what YouTube is calling a ’first step’ towards providing safety and security to activists and dissidents, the video-sharing website has launched a new tool that blurs faces in videos uploaded to its servers. Finally! Online anonymity - right? Wrong. While it sounds like a very useful feature, how much can we truly trust that this is nothing more than a ...
An Upside-Down Family Tree
2012 07 24
Our lesson for today comes from the Gospel according to Luke. No, no, not the manger, the shepherds, the wise men, any of that stuff, but the other birth: "But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John." That bit ...
"Dramatic" New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Giant Faces
2012 07 23
Archaeological "gold mine" illuminates connection between king and sun god. Some 1,600 years ago, the Temple of the Night Sun was a blood-red beacon visible for miles and adorned with giant masks of the Maya sun god as a shark, blood drinker, and jaguar. Long since lost to the Guatemalan jungle, the temple is finally showing its faces to archaeologists, and revealing ...
Singapore’s man-made ‘Supertrees’ flourish amongst city’s concrete jungle
2012 07 23
The eye is drawn to them immediately: 18 “Supertrees”, ranging in height from 25 to 50 metres, springing out of the earth like giant-sized toadstools. Inspired by the Karri trees in Western Australia, these man-made structures — made out of a concrete and steel— provide a base for tropical climbing flowers as well as orchids and ferns. The trees – that also ...
How Sainsbury’s Is Hand-in-Glove with the GM Agenda
2012 07 23
A leading UK supermarket which professes to respect its customers’ wishes not to stock genetically-modified (GM) foods appears to be promoting their development at huge cost to the tax payer. Sainsbury’s told The Therapy Book in March of this year that it doesn’t sell any GM foods. But we have now discovered that the Sainsbury family has been at the ...
James Holmes Appears In Court -- Has He Been Forcibly Drugged?
2012 07 23
It’s been "83.5" hours since the shooting took place, so any drugs alleged Dark Knight shooter James Holmes was on should have worn off by now. Yet, in his appearance here in court he looked drugged out of his mind. The shooter of Gabriel Giffords, Jared Lee Loughner, against the wishes of his lawyer was forcibly drugged by the government. ...
Massacre Marketing: Searching for the Truth Behind the Houla Holocaust
2012 07 23
Initially, the United Nations was convinced that the Syrian government was behind the brutal Houla massacre. But then, some began to have doubts. SPIEGEL traveled to the town to interview survivors and witnesses -- and was able to reconstruct the horrifying slaughter. Nothing is going to happen, Muawiya Sayyid, a retired police officer, reassured his family on the afternoon of May ...
Olympic Games ’terror visas’ racket exposed
2012 07 23
We infiltrated a crime ring offering false passports, visas — and access to London 2012 as bogus support staff. We uncovered a ring of corrupt Pakistani officials and travel staff conspiring with a prominent politician to bypass stringent security. First they provided our undercover investigator with a genuine Pakistani passport in a false name. Then leading Lahore politician Abid Chodhary spelled out ...
Colorado Batman shooting shows obvious signs of being staged
2012 07 23
James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado shooter who reportedly opened fire at a Batman movie premiere, was a medical student at the University of Colorado, pursuing a PhD in neuroscience, reports ABC News. As part of the attack, Holmes painted his hair red and referred to himself as "The Joker," one of the arch enemies in the DC Comics-inspired Batman movie series. According ...
Fukushima contractor forced workers to fake radiation readings
2012 07 23
A company charged with decontaminating the devastated Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant encouraged its workers to falsely lower their radiation dosimeter readings by covering the devices with lead, according to a leaked tape of an internal meeting. Nuclear plant workers are not allowed to be exposed to more than 50 millisieverts of radiation a year. But managers at Build-up, a company that ...
Obama Administration Declares All Statements by 9/11 Accused “Presumptively Classified”
2012 07 23
All statements made by the five Guantánamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11, 2001, attacks have been classified by the Obama administration, prompting legal challenges from civil libertarians and news organizations. The order, made in April at the beginning of the military trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others, applies to anything they have said, either in court ...
Top Pakistani Politician Calls Drone Strikes “Insane, Immoral, War Crimes”
2012 07 23
Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) has slammed the US policy of targeting militants in Pakistan and elsewhere with unmanned drone strikes, declaring that terrorists only benefit from such actions. In an interview with the Pakistan Daily Times, Khan, a former high profile cricket champion, said that drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and any other part ...
Batman Shooting Happens Weeks Before UN Gun Control Treaty
2012 07 23
It’s all too convenient that a mass shooting of this caliber would happen weeks before Obama is to sign the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on July 27th at the United Nations in New York. This Colorado massacre has “Problem Reaction Solution” written all over it, and during a New World Order Batman movie no less. This criminal event gives ...
Real life shooting imitates training exercise at Parker medical school
2012 07 23
The tragedy that played out in an Aurora movie theater Friday was ironically paralleled as a classroom learning experience in a medical school in Parker the same day. Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is in the middle of holding specialized classes in disaster life support for 150 second-year medical students. Along with response to natural disasters like hurricanes and ...
Russian research project offers ’immortality’ to billionaires - by transplanting their brains into robot bodies
2012 07 20
A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ’Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality. Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims to have hired 30 scientists to reach this goal - and aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within 10 years. ’You ...
Congenital analgesia: The agony of feeling no pain
2012 07 20
Steven Pete and his brother were born with the rare genetic disorder congenital analgesia. They grew up - in Washington state, US - with a sense of touch but, as he explains in his own words, without ever feeling pain. It first became apparent to my parents that something was wrong when I was four or five months old. I began chewing ...
Our attitude to violence is beyond a joke as new Batman film, The Dark Knight, shows (2008)
2012 07 20
The new Batman film reaches new levels of brutality, so why are we letting children watch it? Jenny McCartney looks at a society seduced by sadism. If I were 10 years old, would I be badgering my parents to take me to see the new Batman film, The Dark Knight? You bet I would. It’s the latest and biggest release ...
The Dark Knight Rises: Gunman kills 12 at movie screening in Colorado
2012 07 20
At least 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a midnight cinema showing of the new Batman film near Denver, Colorado. Witnesses said a man wearing a gas mask opened fire after tossing a tear gas canister in the auditorium as movie-goers watched The Dark Knight Rises. A 24-year-old former medical student was arrested in a car ...
’Death by chocolate’ plot to kill Sir Winston Churchill
2012 07 20
A historic letter indicates the Nazis planned to assassinate Sir Winston Churchill, the British wartime prime minister, with a bar of exploding chocolate. A Nazi plot to kill Sir Winston Churchill with a bar of exploding chocolate during the Second World War has been revealed in historic papers. Giving a new meaning to the dessert name “death by chocolate”, Adolf ...
Neanderthals Found Certain Plants Important, Had Medicine
2012 07 20
An international team of researchers, led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of York, has provided the first molecular evidence that Neanderthals not only ate a range of cooked plant foods, but also understood its nutritional and medicinal qualities. Until recently Neanderthals, who disappeared between 30,000 and 24,000 years ago, were thought to be predominantly meat-eaters. However, ...
IMF’s Peter Doyle scorns its ’tainted’ leadership
2012 07 20
A top economist at the International Monetary Fund has poured scorn on its "tainted" leadership and said he is "ashamed" to have worked there. Peter Doyle said in a letter to the IMF executive board that he wanted to explain his resignation after 20 years. He writes of "incompetence", "failings" and "disastrous" appointments for the IMF’s managing director, stretching back 10 years. Peter ...
Set Up To Fail: Gary McKinnon ’no choice’ but to refuse medical test
2012 07 20
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon "has no choice" but to refuse a medical test to see if he is fit to be extradited to the US, his mother has said. Janis Sharp said it was "an impossibility" because the expert chosen by the Home Office had no experience with Asperger’s syndrome. Mr McKinnon, from north London, admits hacking US military computers but says ...
The eurozone’s religious faultline
2012 07 19
Discussion among eurozone leaders about the future of their single currency has become an increasingly divisive affair. On the surface, religion has nothing to do with it - but could Protestant and Catholic leaders have deep-seated instincts that lead them to pull the eurozone in different directions, until it breaks? Following the last European summit in Brussels there was much talk ...
Geo-Engineering: Dumping iron in the ocean could slow global warming, claim scientists
2012 07 19
Dumping iron in the seas can help transfer carbon from the atmosphere and bury it on the ocean floor for centuries, helping to fight climate change, according to a study released on Wednesday. The report, by an international team of experts, provided a boost for the disputed use of such ocean fertilisation for combating global warming. But it failed to answer ...
Washington State Is Going To Allow Voter Registration On Facebook (what could possibly go wrong?)
2012 07 19
Microsoft creates Facebook app that will allow Washington state voters to register to vote through the social networking site Washington is expected to become the first state in the US to offer voters the opportunity to register via Facebook with a new application that could launch as early as next week. Facebook, in collaboration with Microsoft, approached Washington just as state officials ...
600-Year-Old Bras Uncovered in Austrian Castle
2012 07 19
Victoria’s Secret might get credit for reinventing the brassiere, but the earliest-known bras now date back to the Middle Ages, according to Austrian archeologists at the University of Innsbruck. The university said Wednesday that it found four linen bras in an Austrian castle dating back to the 1400s, proving that women wore bras more than 600 years ago. It’s such ...
World’s most powerful laser fires most powerful laser blast ever
2012 07 19
The largest laser system in the world was turned on for a fraction of a second July 5, and it unleashed the most powerful laser blast in history -- besting a record set mere months earlier. TheNational Ignition Facility (NIF) -- a laser test facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. -- turned on its 192 laser beams for ...
Banana’s Genes Unpeeled: Will It Help Save the Banana?
2012 07 19
The long-awaited sequencing of the banana genome might help save the yellow fruit from imminent collapse. Bananas are a staple food around the world. But the humble yellow fruit faces pests and diseases that threaten to wipe it out across the globe, from convenience stores in Iowa to rural markets in Uganda. In an effort to save bananas from imminent demise, ...
Olympics opening ceremony shortened
2012 07 19
The controversial £27 million Olympic opening ceremony show has been cut short, sources say. Reports suggest the opening production, which takes a "traditional view of the British countryside, featuring horses, cows and sheep", has been shortened to ensure the event finishes on time, and allows the some 62,000 spectators to get home by public transport without chaos. With the ongoing G4S scandal, ...
Twilight of the Elites: How the Powerful Rig the System
2012 07 19
"Amidst a series of recent scandals that have rocked the global banking system, journalist Chris Hayes joins us to discuss his new book, "Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy." The book examines how Wall Street and other major institutions -- from Congress to the Catholic Church to Major League Baseball -- have been crippled by corruption and incompetence. Hayes ...
’The Newsroom’ Is The Inverse of ’Network’
2012 07 18
Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series The Newsroom begins with what many will call a Network moment, when a news anchor, finally unshackled by the chains of bland neutrality, comes out and says what he really thinks. In this case, it’s Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a man so determined not to alienate viewers of any political persuasion that he’s been dubbed ...
Bomb blast kills 3 top Syrian regime officials, including Assad’s brother-in-law
2012 07 18
A bomb ripped through a high-level security meeting Wednesday in Damascus, killing three top regime officials — including President Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law — in the harshest blow to Syria’s ruling family dynasty and the rebels’ boldest attack in the country’s civil war. Syrian state-run TV said the blast came during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials in Damascus, ...
World’s first cybernetic hate crime?
2012 07 18
Steve Mann, often referred to as the “Father of wearable computing” has posted a very interesting story on his blog. According to Mann, he was “physically assaulted” in a Parisian McDonald’s for wearing his “EyeTap Digital Eye Glass” invention. Similar to the prototypes created by Google and Olympus, the EyeTap is a wearable camera, resembling a pair of spectacles. Instead ...
Nick Buckles tells MPs G4S will claim its multi-million management fee despite Olympics ’shambles’
2012 07 18
Nick Buckles The chief executive of G4S has insisted his company will still claim its £57 million management fee for security at the Olympic Games, even though the company has presided over a “humiliating shambles”. Nick Buckles faced repeated criticism from a committee of MPs as he struggled to explain how the company had failed to fulfil its contractual obligations to provide ...
Border staff ’let in terror suspects’ ahead of Olympics
2012 07 18
Terror suspects are entering the UK ahead of the Olympics because inexperienced border staff are failing to carry out the proper security checks, front line Heathrow officials have claimed. The new staff, who have been recruited to shorten queues at Britain’s largest airport in the run up to the Games, are repeatedly "missing" passengers on the Home Office watch list ...
Solar storms and pineal gland – riding the power wave
2012 07 18
According to study published in the New Scientist back in 1998, there is a direct connection between the Sun’s solar storms and human biological effects. The conduit which facilitates the charged particles from the Sun to human disturbance — is the very same conduit which steers Earth’s weather —– the magnetic field. Animals and humans have a magnetic field which surrounds ...
The New Totalitarianism: How American Corporations Have Made America Like the Soviet Union
2012 07 18
The great power struggle of the 20th century was the competition between Soviet-style communism and "free-market" corporatism for domination of the world’s resources. In America, it’s taken for granted that Soviet communism lost (though China’s more capitalist variant seems to be doing well), and the superiority of neo-liberal economics -- as epitomized by the great multinational corporations -- was thus ...
UK releases new UFO files; Tony Blair was briefed on ETs by the MoD
2012 07 18
When the U.K. released declassified UFO documents a few days ago, the 25 files of nearly 7,000 pages included how: Prime Minister Tony Blair had been briefed on UFO sightings in 1998. The Ministry of Defense was concerned about military jets crashing after reported encounters with UFOs. U.K. Defense Intelligence wanted ...
Astounding Archaeological Discoveries: Canada’s Stonehenge
2012 07 17
"The discovery of a 5000-year-old Sun Temple and its exquisite "time machine" -- a Stone Age calendar -- led scientist Gordon Freeman to ground-breaking discoveries in Stonehenge. During field work and research from 1989 to 2006, Freeman found striking similarities between the surface geometry of the two sites. These similarities push back the boundaries of written history and have far-reaching ...
Regarding Yodeling
2012 07 17
Julie Andrews had it all wrong. In the 1965 film musical The Sound of Music, her character Maria sings how The Lonely Goatherd yodeled and how it sounded “lusty and clear from the goatherd’s throat.” Clearly neither she nor Oscar Hammerstein II knew anything about actual yodeling. “With yodeling your voice jumps from deep in your chest up to a high-pitched falsetto in ...
The Eyes Have It: Marketers Now Track Shoppers’ Retinas
2012 07 17
Consumer-products companies are turning to new technology to overcome the biggest obstacle to learning what shoppers really think: what the shoppers say. It turns out consumers aren’t a very reliable source of information about their own preferences. Academic research has shown focus-group subjects try to please their testers and overestimate their interest in products, making it hard to get a read ...
Red Ice Radio with Ian Crane from 2008 - The New World Order’s Quest for Zion in 2012
2012 07 17
We’ve made available for free, a gem from our archives, the interview with Ian Crane about "The New World Order’s Quest for Zion in 2012". This program started a lot of the focus that consequently has been put on the Olympics and the 2012 - Zion connection. We continue our excellent program with Ian R. Crane and dive into the subject ...
Mayor of London Calls Upon Sun God Ra - For Change In Olympics Weather Forecast
2012 07 17
Comment: All things considered, this is a VERY interesting editorial piece by Mayor of London Boris Johnson from The Telegraph. I put down the phone and gazed at the teeming skies. I considered my options. Maybe it was time for prayer. Perhaps we could stage a pagan ritual at Stonehenge, involving either the sacrifice of maidens (if there are any these ...
G4S Called Into The Home Office Following Ben Fellows’ Whistleblowing
2012 07 17
The Home Office is allocating a further 3,500 troops to shore up G4S failing Olympic security operation, following exposure by Ben Fellows on the UK Column Live and other outlets including Louise Collins Radio Show, Tony Gosling’s Bristol based radio show, and Alex Jones. [Red Ice Radio: Ben Fellows - G4S Olympic Security Fiasco] According to the BBC, former retired British Army ...
Cat has been mayor of Alaska town for 15 years
2012 07 17
National polls show that voters all over the country are losing faith in their elected leaders. But the 900 residents of Talkeetna, Alaska, say their mayor is doing a great job bringing in tourist dollars and has served in office for over a decade. "He’s good. He’s probably the best we’ve ever had," resident Lauri Stec tells KTUU. "He was just ...
Israeli President Shimon Peres cancels London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony visit
2012 07 17
Israel’s President Shimon Peres has cancelled his planned visit to the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony after the organisers refused his request to sleep in the Olympic Village to avoid travelling by car on the Jewish Sabbath. Mr Peres’ staff made the request when they realised that the ceremony would extend well beyond sundown on Friday 27 July. This ...
The Versatility of an Almond
2012 07 17
Have you removed grain from your diet because of allergies or other health reasons? Good job. Do you now struggle with the craving for bread, a muffin, pasta, a cookie, crackers or a pastry? Unfortunately, most of us do and it’s hard to resist the craving when it comes. Maybe we can thank the Annunaki for cursing us with the ...
London 2012 Olympics - The Games Changer
2012 07 16
Red Ice Radio has gathered together some of the most important research and opinions on what might be the motivations, the plans, the symbolism, the purposes, and the potential outcomes of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Hours of interviews and examination have culminated in a body of knowledge that breaks down the mainstream narrative and alerts the public to ...
Blame Games: The Olympics security debacle (perfect conditions for false flag event)
2012 07 16
The head of private security firm G4S said on Saturday his firm only realized just over a week ago it would not be able to supply enough venue guards for this month’s London Olympics, as he publicly apologized for the embarrassing failure. The day after G4S said it would incur a loss of up to 50 million pounds ($77.7 million), its ...
Greatest Hopes, Worst Fears: Tragedy of the Munich Games
2012 07 16
The Munich massacre is an informal name for events that occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Bavaria in southern West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian group Black September. Shortly after the crisis began, the Palestinians demanded the release of 234 prisoners held in Israeli jails. They ...
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: Author Says Nuclear Meltdown Good for the Environment
2012 07 16
Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, author and environmentalist Andrew Blackwell heralded the beauty of Chernobyl, a man-made disaster, now a wasteland, where he found a shining desolate place that humans had vacated, and now returned to nature. Part of a ‘love letter to pollution,’ Blackwell discusses his book Visit Sunny Chernobyl, sounding off in poetic language “Paradoxically, perversely, the accident ...
Britain flooded with ’brand police’ to protect sponsors
2012 07 16
Hundreds of uniformed Olympics officers will begin touring the country today enforcing sponsors’ multimillion-pound marketing deals, in a highly organised mission that contrasts with the scramble to find enough staff to secure Olympic sites. Almost 300 enforcement officers will be seen across the country checking firms to ensure they are not staging "ambush marketing" or illegally associating themselves with the Games ...
Egyptians pelt Hillary Clinton’s motorcade with tomatoes, shoes
2012 07 16
Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton’s delegation in the port city of Alexandria after she gave ...
’UFO’ at bottom of Baltic Sea may be Nazi anti-submarine device
2012 07 15
A former Swedish naval oficer and World War II expert Anders Autellus has said that sonar scans suggest that the "UFO" at the bottom of the Baltic Ocean could be part of a World War II Nazi anti-submarine device. According to Autellus, the object could be the base of a device the Nazis developed as part of the war effort. Autellus ...
False Flag Alert: US Claims Syria “Moving Nerve Gas Out of Storage”
2012 07 13
Citing no evidence, and on the heels of yet another baseless “activist” report claiming a massacre has taken place in Homs, nameless US officials claimed to the Wall Street Journal that the Syrian government is taking chemical weapons out of storage for possible use “against anti-regime rebels or civilians, possibly in an ethnic cleansing campaign.” Despite claiming to possess this ...
Expressive face helps robot bridge ’uncanny valley’
2012 07 13
A good-looking robot is seriously hard to find. Robots can be pretty, some even handsome, but as soon as they get too realistic they start to creep us out. A new system for helping robots to generate more realistic expressions might go some way to help. Many years ago, roboticists realised that as you morph an abstract robot into a human ...
Horizon: We Are The Aliens
2012 07 13
"Clouds of alien life forms are sweeping through outer space and infecting planets with life -- it may not be as far-fetched as it sounds." Video from: YouTube.com Red Rain in India The Extraordinary Tale of Red Rain, Comets and Extraterrestrials Also tune into Red Ice Radio: Michael Mautner - Panspermia, Seeding the Universe with Life Lloyd Pye - Human Origins, Intervention Theory & Genetic Experimentation Mike ...
NASA | Tour of the Moon
2012 07 13
"Although the moon has remained largely unchanged during human history, our understanding of it and how it has evolved over time has evolved dramatically. Thanks to new measurements, we have new and unprecedented views of its surface, along with new insight into how it and other rocky planets in our solar system came to look the way they do. See ...
Air Force Drones Trail Civilian Auto Traffic in New Mexico
2012 07 13
The USAF is reportedly targeting and trailing civilian auto traffic on New Mexico’s highways. Harmless or just another example of the blurred lines between the international and domestic application of U.S. military technology? They are most likely not "armed drones," but news has surfaced that the US Air Force is training drone pilots to trail civilian auto traffic on New ...
It Is 3rd Friday The 13th in Infamous 2012
2012 07 13
Today is Friday the 13th, a "fatal" date that occurs for the third time in year 2012, a year which has been filled with superstitions. For the first time since 1984, those three Friday the 13ths — January 13, April 13 and July 13 — are exactly 13 weeks apart. Three Friday the 13ths happen every few years. The last was in ...
1.9-million year old fossil of human ancestor found in South African lab
2012 07 13
Two years ago, scientists announced they had discovered partial skeletons from a new species of human ancestor in a South African cave. Now, more remains have turned up — in a large rock about 3.3 feet (1 meter) in diameter hiding in plain sight in a laboratory at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, the university announced Thursday, July 12. The ...
Possible alien message to get reply from humanity
2012 07 13
If there’s something you’d like to say to aliens, now’s your chance. The Wow! signal, a mysterious radio transmission detected in 1977 that may or may not have come from extraterrestrials, is finally getting a response from humanity. Anyone can contribute his or her two cents — or 140 characters, to be exact — to the cosmic reply via Twitter. All ...
Pluto’s fifth moon discovered
2012 07 13
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered Pluto’s fifth moon, a little more than three years before a NASA space probe is due to sail past the dwarf planet and its tribe of satellites. This photo from the Hubble Space Telescope shows Pluto and its five known moons, including a newly discovered satellite indicated as P5. Its provisional name is ...
ANOTHER George Bush? George Prescott Bush : A Political Dynasty’s ’Young Hope’
2012 07 12
The fourth-generation heir to the Bush political dynasty, groomed for office since his childhood, is coming of age and building a political network. His great-grandfather was a senator, his grandfather and uncle presidents, his father governor of Florida. Now a new George Bush is contemplating going into the family business. George P. Bush, left, with his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, ...
Mysterious Structures Found in Syrian Desert - Older Than The Pyramids?
2012 07 12
An ancient landscape of stone circles, alignments and possible tombs lies out in the Syrian Desert, according to a Royal Ontario Museum archaeologist who has dubbed the mysterious structures "Syria’s Stonehenge." "These enigmatic arrangements are not especially imposing, they are not megaliths or anything like that, but they are very intriguing and clearly deliberately aligned," Robert Mason of Canada’s Royal Ontario ...
The second brain in our stomachs
2012 07 12
Our own stomachs may be something of a dark mystery to most of us, but new research is revealing the surprising ways in which our guts exert control over our mood and appetite. Not many of us get the chance to watch our own stomach’s digestion in action. But along with an audience at London’s Science Museum, I recently watched live pictures ...
Britain and banking: Back to the 1830s
2012 07 12
Unparalleled levels of imprudent lending; corrupt banking practices; soaring inflation and rising unemployment; government bank bailouts and an economy dependent on increasing levels of debt to sustain growth. Sound familiar? It would have done to Britons in the 1830s. The fact is that we have been in a remarkably similar economic crisis before and the reasons for it could be ...
Illuminated: Laser show marks unveiling of Shard
2012 07 12
Shard light show fails to illuminate London skyline. Londoners were left feeling Shard done by after a light show to celebrate the giant building’s grand opening failed to illuminate the skyline. The laser display, which began at about 10.15pm yesterday, fired beams of light from the skyscraper to landmarks across the London skyline. But expectations that the show would be a wonderful spectacle ...
Heir in Line to Billions Arrested After Police Discover Wife’s Body in House
2012 07 12
One of Britain’s richest men is receiving medical treatment after he was arrested on alleged drugs offences by police who then discovered his wife’s body. Hans Kristian Rausing, the heir to the Tetra Pak drinks carton empire, is being held after the body of his spouse Eva was found at the couple’s London home in Cadogan Place, Chelsea. Mr Rausing, who stands ...
PG&E Attempts to Muzzle Incriminating Details in Smart Meter Spy Scandal
2012 07 12
CPUC Investigation Reveals that Senior Execs Knew About- and Condoned Spying on Stop Smart Meters! and EMF Safety Network PG&E’s proposed redactions in the CPUC investigative report make it fairly obvious that their entire senior management team- at the very least- knew about the identity falsification and spying and did nothing to prevent it. While public anger continues to simmer over ...
Record Heat and Drought Signs of Solar Catastrophe?
2012 07 12
NASA and the National Academy of Sciences has warned us of a coming 2012-2013 solar event that could possibly be the solar catastrophe that could spell disaster across the globe. As the sun approaches the 2013 solar maximum, researchers say solar activity is just beginning, large solar flares are erupting on a regular basis with ever increasing strength. Recently, the Sun ...
New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level
2012 07 12
Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents will be ...
The ’Monsanto Rider’: Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?
2012 07 10
The Secretary of Agriculture would be required to grant a permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, regardless of environmental impact. While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law. A so-called “Monsanto ...
World’s first GM babies born
2012 07 10
The world’s first geneticallymodified humans have been created, it was revealed last night. The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics. So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three ’parents’. Fifteen of the children were born in the ...
Obama Seizes Control of All Communications Systems With Executive Order
2012 07 10
President Obama has usurped all available forms of communication for use and discretion of the US government. Under an Executive Order (June 6, 2012) entitled Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions, Obama has enabled the executive branch to control communications “under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience.” (For full ...
Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US
2012 07 10
The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says. The official version ...
Preconceptions: Arizona bill declares women pregnant two weeks before conception
2012 07 09
A new bill up for vote in the state of Arizona would ban abortions for some expectant mothers, but that’s only the start of what lawmakers have in store. If the legislation passes, the state will consider a child to exist even before conception. Under Arizona’s H.B. 2036, the state would recognize the start of the unborn child’s life to be ...
London 2012: Olympic missile tenants in terrorist fear
2012 07 09
Council tenants have argued a plan to place surface-to-air missiles on their tower block during the Olympics could make them a terrorism target. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) rejected the claim, saying missile deployment as part of security measures for the Games was legitimate and proportionate. Residents of Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, east London, have applied for permission for a judicial ...
Russian floods kill more than 170; Warnings came too late
2012 07 09
Russia mourns flood victims, local officials blamed. Russian officials failed to give adequate warnings before flash floods that killed at least 171 people in the southern Krasnodar region, the Russian government says. President Vladimir Putin has demanded a full report by the weekend on the disaster and how it was handled. A day of mourning is being held for the victims. Record torrential ...
Scientists speculate Higgs boson discovery could make light-speed travel possible
2012 07 09
The science-fiction-predicted future is almost here, at least where light-speed travel is concerned. Two weeks ago, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced the likely discovery of the elusive "God particle," the Higgs boson. The announcement was met with a standing ovation and tears of joy. "We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature," said CERN director General Rolf ...
Parasite tied to self-harm, suicide attempts
2012 07 09
Women who are infected with a common parasite may be more likely to hurt themselves or attempt suicide, a new study of over 45,000 new moms in Denmark suggests. The infection, known as toxoplasmosis, is caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Humans can become chronically infected by eating undercooked meat or unwashed vegetables or by handling cat litter, as the parasite ...
Hitler protected Jewish World War One veteran
2012 07 09
Adolf Hitler personally intervened to protect a Jewish man who had been his commanding officer during World War One, according to a letter unearthed by the Jewish Voice from Germany newspaper. The letter, composed in August 1940 by Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazis’ feared paramilitary SS, said Ernst Hess, a judge, should be spared persecution or deportation "as per the ...
Malware internet meltdown a bust as feared DNS Changer virus fizzles on ’doomsday’
2012 07 09
The so-called Internet doomsday virus with the potential to black out tens of thousands of computers worldwide appeared to pose no major problems Monday in the first hours after a fix expired. Security firms reported no significant outages linked to the DNS Changer virus, as many Internet service providers have either implemented a fix or contacted customers with steps to clean ...
The Biggest Financial Scam In World History
2012 07 09
There have been numerous big banking scandals recently. But the Libor scandal is the biggest financial scam in world history.  See this and this. The former CEO of Barclays said today that banks across the world were fixing interest rates in the run-up to the financial crisis . Professor of economics and law Bill Black notes: It is the largest rigging of prices in ...
I, Pet Goat
2012 07 09
"A story about the fire at the heart of suffering. Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3d animators, the film takes a critical look at the events of the past decade that have shaped our world." I, pet goat II from Heliofant on Vimeo. "Based in the beautiful Laurentian mountains just north of Montreal, Canada, Heliofant is a nascent independent computer ...
Scientist Finds Hidden Portals in Earth’s Magnetic Field
2012 07 09
According to NASA, Jack Scudder—a researcher at the University of Iowa—has found "hidden portals on Earth’s magnetic field [that] open and close dozens of times each day." Some of them are open for long periods of time. Scudder says that these portals "create an uninterrupted path leading from our own planet to the sun’s atmosphere 93 million miles away." Called X-points or ...
Ancient Mayan ritual gets a rebirth in Yucatan
2012 07 09
For centuries, the ancient Mayans made an annual pilgrimage from the seaport settlement of Pole on Yucatan to the nearby island of Cozumel. It was a somewhat dangerous cross channel journey in canoes, which were nothing more than hollowed out tree trunks. Their goal was to worship the goddess of fertility, Ixchel, consult the goddess’s oracle and bring a new era ...
Ex-FBI employee claims she saw angels at Flight 93
2012 07 06
A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the Pennsylvania site where a hijacked airliner crashed. Lillie Leonardi served as a liaison between law enforcement and the families of the passengers and ...
Stranger Visions: a genetic surveillance project goes snooping for pieces of ourselves
2012 07 06
With websites, corporations, and governments peeking at our activities both on and offline, many of us have become more mindful of the electronic footprints our online activities leave behind. But there aren’t any privacy settings to deter the kind of surveillance that information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg is modeling with her new project: a genetic intelligence database of computer-generated 3D profiles ...
Getting fetus’ genetic makeup from mother blood test
2012 07 06
The days of pregnant women having a 3-inch-long (8-centimetre-long) hollow needle jabbed into their abdomens may be numbered. For the second time in a month, scientists have announced that a simple blood test, rather than more invasive tests such as amniocentesis, can determine a fetus’s genetic make-up, identifying mutations causing any of about 3,000 inherited disorders that arise from a glitch ...
See Something? Say Something. New app lets users secretly record police misconduct
2012 07 06
A new Android application released by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) and OpenWatch.net allows users to secretly record police encounters and automatically save their recordings to a public website for all to see. Called “Police Tape,” the ACLU-NJ’s app builds on work done by OpenWatch.net with their “Cop Recorder” and “OpenWatch Recorder” programs, which essentially carry out ...
Mysterious African ’Fairy Circles’ Stump Scientists
2012 07 06
In the sandy desert grasslands of Namibia in southern Africa, mysterious bare spots known as "fairy circles" will form and then disappear years later for no reason anyone can determine. A new look at these strange patterns doesn’t solve the wistful mystery but at least reveals that the largest of the circles can linger for a lifetime. The smallest are about ...
Bones of 200 soldiers from time of Christ so well preserved in bog that their DNA can be studied
2012 07 06
Danish archaeologists have re-opened a mass grave of scores of slaughtered Iron Age warriors to find new clues about their fate and the bloody practices of Germanic tribes on the edge of the Roman Empire. Bones of around 200 soldiers have already been found preserved in a peat bog near the village of Alken on Denmark’s Jutland peninsula. Experts started digging again ...
A book written in disappearing ink
2012 07 06
In Buenos Aires, small bookshop and publisher Eterna Cadencia has been wrestling with the question of the role of books in a digital age. These days, e-books seem more important, more interesting, than their print counterparts. How can print books take on a measure of urgency? Eterna Cadencia’s answer seems, at first, counterintuitive: It printed a book with disappearing ink. The book, ...
Sensational world map found after two centuries
2012 07 06
Munich university librarians have found a missing 500-year-old map by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. It is thought to be a smaller version of the 1507 Waldseemüller map that named the newly discovered continent "America." The map, thought to be worth several hundred thousands euros, was lost after apparently being misfiled in Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University in the 19th century. "We’ve made a ...
Soap bubble screen is ’the world’s thinnest display’
2012 07 05
Viewers may soon be able to watch films on soap bubbles - after researchers developed a technology to project images on a screen made of soap film. An international team produced a display that uses ultrasonic sound waves to alter film’s properties and create either a flat or a 3D image. The bubble mixture is more complex than the one sold in ...
Muse’s "Survival" Chosen as Official Song of 2012 Olympics
2012 07 05
It has been announced that a song by English alternative rock bank Muse has been chosen as the ’official song’ for the 2012 Olympics in London. "Survival" was written and recorded by Muse at the request of Olympic Staff. Video from: YouTube.com There has been mixed reception to the song: The Associated Press called the song "a thundering rock anthem". NME columnist Mark Beaumont ...
ACTA : Internet Censorship Treaty Overwhelmingly Defeated
2012 07 05
The global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), arguably the most draconian internet control legislation penned thus far, has been overwhelmingly rejected by European lawmakers following months of protests and activism undertaken by thousands across the continent. In January of this year, twenty-two of the 27 EU states joined other countries, including the United States and Japan, in signing on to ACTA. ...
British police get battlefield weapons
2012 07 05
The British police will be for the first time armed with the same advanced weapons as British soldiers use in conflict zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defense has put the contracts for 30,000 modern assault rifles out to tender to major arms producers around the world to supply the “civilian police” with the state-of-the-art weaponry by 2014 under ...
WikiLeaks Announces Massive Release With The ’Syria Files’
2012 07 05
WikiLeaks said Thursday it was publishing over two million emails from Syrian political figures dating back to 2006 but also covering the period of the crackdown on dissent by Syria’s regime. "Just now... WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria files, more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies dating from August 2006 to March 2012," said Sarah ...
Germany’s circumcision ban angers religious groups
2012 07 05
German Muslim and Jewish leaders urged lawmakers to pass legislation protecting the right to circumcise boys after a court ruling against the practice. German Muslim and Jewish leaders urged lawmakers to pass legislation protecting the right to circumcise boys after a court ruling against the practice when carried out on religious grounds. Around 20 organisations representing most of Germany’s ...
Fukushima reactor meltdown was a man-made disaster, says official report
2012 07 05
Last year’s accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was a manmade disaster caused by poor regulation and collusion between the government, the operator and the industry’s watchdog, a report has said. In a highly critical assessment published on Thursday, a Japanese parliamentary panel challenged claims by the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), that the triple meltdown at the ...
Half of German teens ’unsure Hitler a dictator’
2012 07 05
About half of young Germans are unsure whether the Nazi state was a dictatorship – and even more are not sure whether the socialist East German regime was one, a new study shows. The widespread ignorance is described in a study called, “Late Victory of the Dictatorships?” conducted by researchers at Berlin’s Free University. “This is shocking,” said study author Klaus ...
Google ‘brain’ recognizes cat images
2012 07 04
Google has been deeply involved in the field of artificial intelligence since its inception. Now the Internet search giant has made what is being heralded as a significant breakthrough in the field: an artificial brain that has taught itself how to recognize cats. The project could mark an important advance in the effort to create machines that are able to interact ...
Gaga perfume created using blend of human blood, semen, and poisonous extract
2012 07 04
If you have ever doubted the truly satanic essence of the infamous Lady Gaga, then you need look no further than her new perfume, which is expected to debut this fall. According to the Boston Globe and various other sources, the new Gaga scent, known as "Fame," was created using a sample of Gaga’s own blood, as well as semen ...
Scientists Record Human Childbirth With MRI For First Time
2012 07 04
There is now a whole new way to see the "Miracle of Life." In an effort to study how the fetus and the mother’s pelvis interact during birth, researchers in Berlin observed a live birth with an MRI machine. As New Scientist reported, the birth took place in 2010, but the video was made public only recently. It is the first ...
’Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea - a huge undersea world
2012 07 04
‘Britain’s Atlantis’ – a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North Sea – has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews. Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC. Divers from oil companies have found ...
Higgs Boson hunt over: CERN scientists at Large Hadron Collider find ‘God particle’ - Or Did They?
2012 07 04
Stereotypes of scientists as stern-faced and emotionless were tossed aside on Wednesday when physicists reacted with joy and tears to CERN’s announcement about the Higgs boson. AP Photo/Denis Balibouse, Pool After a quest spanning nearly half a century, physicists said they had found a new sub-atomic particle consistent with the elusive Higgs which is believed to confer mass. Rousing cheers and a standing ...
CERN Uncertain: God particle "likely" discovered
2012 07 04
Scientists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher in Switzerland say they have discovered what could be the long sought after "God particle," so named because it is believed to give all matter in the universe size and shape. Rolf Heuer, director of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), made the announcement early Wednesday, saying that researchers "have now found ...
Laser Light Show To Illuminate The Shard
2012 07 04
External completion of Western Europe’s tallest building will be officially celebrated on 5 July, and with quite a light show. Make sure you can see the Shard at 10.15pm, when 12 lasers and 30 searchlights will illuminate the landmark. The spectacle will be streamed live via the Shard’s website and Facebook page for those who aren’t in town. In what could ...
The Entertainment Division of the Military-Industrial Complex
2012 07 04
The Entertainment Division of the Military-Industrial Complex It was Frank Zappa who said that “Government is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex”. But he didn’t just mean the elected politicians. He meant the whole shadowy apparatus that governs our thinking and which is building to a screaming pitch in 2012 to support the “beyond black” alien agenda at the ...
UN Climate Kingpins: Don’t Inform The Masses, Intoxicate Them With Fiction
2012 07 03
“Broadcasters play a vital role by informing and educating the public about the realities of climate change and the costs of inaction. Armed with information, citizens are better equipped to push for meaningful and responsible follow-through from their elected representatives. This is all the more essential in the final days before Copenhagen.” ~ Statement by UN Secretary-General Ban ...
Missiles, bombs, drones & battleships: London ready for Terror?
2012 07 03
"High-tech battleships and missiles are on stand-by to protect London during the upcoming Olympics. Some are concerned it looks more like war games than a sporting event. But as RT’s Laura Smith explains, heavy weaponry may not be enough to tackle the real threat." Video from: YouTube.com
Scientists develop spray-on battery
2012 07 03
Scientists in the United States have developed a paint that can store and deliver electrical power just like a battery. Traditional lithium-ion batteries power most portable electronics. They are already pretty compact but limited to rectangular or cylindrical blocks. Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have come up with a technique to break down each element of the traditional battery and ...
The Nine Sacred Herbs of the Anglo-Saxons
2012 07 03
The Anglo-Saxons believed that nine herbs had special powers against illness and evil The Nine Herb Charm " A worm came crawling and tore a man asunder. Then took Woden nine magic twigs and smote the serpent that he in nine pieces dispersed. Now these nine herbs have power......... This text from the Lacnunga, a tenth century Anglo-Saxon herbal, provides a myth ...
Ancient Mosaic Depicting Fiery Bible Story Discovered
2012 07 03
A glittering mosaic of colored stones once decorated an ancient synagogue floor with scenes of the Biblical hero Samson getting revenge on the Philistines. This newly excavated discovery in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq not only depicts an unusual scene — Samson tying torches to foxes’ tails in order to burn his enemies’ crops — it’s also remarkably high-quality, said ...
Internet lines up behind The Declaration of Internet Freedom
2012 07 03
It’s no secret that various parts of the internet have been under attack for some time. Traditional media companies respond with terror at the thought of losing even more business to piracy (though it’s questionable just how much they’re actually hurting). Cable internet providers want the right to control what speeds you’re allowed to access what sites at. And the ...
The Lies You’re Told about Genetically Engineered Foods
2012 07 03
The Atlantic recently reported on the findings of new research into the claims made for the safety and efficacy of genetically engineered foods. The authors of the report GMO Myths and Truths took a science-based approach to evaluating the available research, and came to the conclusion that most of the scientific evidence regarding ...
Pre-Crime: police predicting crime before it occurs
2012 07 02
Los Angeles police are aiming to beat suspects to the scene of a crime by using computers to predict where trouble might occur. The Los Angeles Police Department is the largest agency to embrace an experiment known as "predictive policing," which crunches data to determine where to send officers to thwart would-be thieves and burglars. Time Magazine called it one of ...
Oliver the "Humanzee"
2012 07 02
A Human Marvel, perhaps? Oliver was different from all other apes, very different. During his initial run in the freak shows of the 1970’s Oliver was billed as a missing link, as a hybrid of man and chimpanzee, a ‘humanzee’. This claim was substantiated with a bold medical statement claiming that Oliver possessed 47 chromosomes, one more than man and one less ...
Scenarios for Syria: War & Stabilization
2012 07 02
Scenarios for Syria: War & StabilizationBy Nile Bowie Diplomatic attempts to solve the Syrian crisis have been rejected by both members of the Syrian government and the opposition. As Ankara laments bold rhetoric and militarizes its border with Syria, this article attempts to foresee three possible outcomes to the ongoing crisis. From the start of the crisis in Syria, the possibility of ...
Bizarre fish with scary-looking teeth throw scare into lake community
2012 07 02
The discovery of an alien fish species in a small lake in Illinois has put locals and tourists on edge because the fish posses dangerous-looking teeth and bear a striking resemblance to ravenous piranha. This saga began when a NewsChannel 5 viewer informed the station that piranhas were being caught by fishermen in Lake Lou Yaeger, which is located in the ...
Asteroid hunters want to launch private telescope
2012 07 02
Who will protect us from a killer asteroid? A team of ex-NASA astronauts and scientists thinks it’s up to them. In a bold plan unveiled Thursday, the group wants to launch its own space telescope to spot and track small and mid-sized space rocks capable of wiping out a city or continent. With that information, they could sound early warnings if ...
Why Mexico’s election doesn’t matter
2012 07 02
The winner of Sunday’s Mexican presidential election is unlikely to change course on US trade and the drug war. Something remarkable happened, or rather, didn’t happen, in the middle of Mexico’s June 10 presidential debate when the three leading candidates were asked to share their views on foreign policy. Not a single one — not even leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador — ...
Government by the Banks, for the Banks: The ESM Coup D’Etat in Europe
2012 07 02
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured at the 2007 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland) capitulated to changes to a permanent Eurozone bailout fund on Friday, June 29. (Photo: Severin Nowacki / World Economic Forum) On Friday, June 29th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel acquiesced to changes to a permanent Eurozone bailout fund—"before the ink was dry," as critics complained. Besides easing ...
Rockefeller and Rothschild Dynasties Join Forces
2012 07 02
Two of the world’s best-known banking families are combining forces after RIT Capital Partners, the investment trust led by Jacob Rothschild, said on Wednesday that it was buying a minority stake in the investment and wealth management firm Rockefeller Financial Services. Under the terms of the deal, RIT Capital will buy a 37 percent stake in Rockefeller Financial Services, a firm ...
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