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November 2012
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Napoleon’s coded Kremlin letter sold for nearly $250,000
2012 12 03
A secret code letter sent by French emperor Napoleon boasting that his multinational forces would blow up Moscow’s Kremlin has sold at auction Sunday for €187,500 ($243,500) — 10 times its estimated presale price. A Paris museum, the Museum of Letters and Manuscripts, was finalizing its purchase of the Oct. 20, 1812, document with elegantly calligraphic ciphers. The sale price, which includes ...
The US Is Collecting the DNA of World Leaders
2012 11 30
Hacking the President’s DNA The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take down a president and leave no trace. This is ...
Despite US Refusal to Sign On, Global Landmine Treaty Working
2012 11 30
Syria sole country to employ deadly mines in 2012; US among few countries still maintaining right to produce them Only a single government—Syria’s—continued to actively deploy new landmines in 2012 while the number of countries rejecting use of of the deadly weapons increased worldwide, according to the latest annual report released Thursday by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). "This ...
How the Globalists Write The Script, And What Can Be Done to Change the Story
2012 11 30
Neo: "What truth?", Morpheus: "That you are a slave, Neo. That you, like everyone else, was born into bondage... kept inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch – a prison for your mind." ~The Matrix In the movie the Matrix, Morpheus and Trinity knew that something in reality had suddenly changed when Neo experienced a deja-vu. The ...
Judge stops school from expelling girl who refused to wear tracking device
2012 11 30
A Texas high school student will be allowed to continue going to class for now despite her refusal to cooperate with a program that forces pupils to be mandatorily tracked with computer chips. Andrea Hernandez was told she’d be expelled from John Jay High School’s Science and Engineering Academy in San Antonio starting next week if she insists any further on ...
The Cashless Society is Almost Here – And With Some Very Sinister Implications
2012 11 30
Among the long list of items bundled by consensus reality merchants under the banner of ‘conspiracy theory’, is a world without cash – where technocrats rule over the populace, and everything and anything is exchanged via plastic and RFID chips. In this sterile and controlled Orwellian hi-tech society, the idea of cash being passed from hand to hand would be as ...
Desmond Tutu, 2 other laureates contest EU’s Nobel Peace Prize
2012 11 30
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace Prize laureates are contesting the awarding of this year’s prize to the European Union, saying the 27-nation bloc contradicts the values associated with the prize. Tutu of South Africa, Northern Ireland’s Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Perez Esquivel from Argentina demand that the prize money of 8 million kronor ($1.2 million) not be paid ...
Palestinians celebrate UN endorsement of independent state
2012 11 30
Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, set off fireworks and chanted "God is great" after the United Nations endorsed an independent state of Palestine, giving sweeping international backing to their demands for sovereignty over lands Israel occupied in 1967. The historic General Assembly decision Thursday to accept "Palestine" as a non-member observer state won’t actually grant independence to the 4.3 million Palestinians ...
Frank Olson Family Sues CIA Over Bioweapons Expert’s Mysterious 1953 Death
2012 11 29
The sons of a Cold War scientist who plunged to his death in 1953 several days after unwittingly taking LSD in a CIA mind-control experiment sued the government Wednesday. They claimed the CIA murdered their father, Frank Olson, by pushing him from a 13th-story window of a hotel – not, as the CIA says, that he jumped to his death. Sons ...
Quantico Psychiatrist: Military’s Mistreatment of Pfc. Manning ’Unprecedented’
2012 11 29
Bradley Manning was held in solitary confinement despite expert’s claim he was no longer a suicide risk The government psychiatrist charged with evaluating Pfc. Bradley Manning during his early detention at the military brig at Quantico told the judge at a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday that his recommendations for the Manning’s treatment were repeatedly ignored by the Marine guard unit responsible ...
Most Harmful Mutations Surviving In People Arose In The Last 10,000 Years
2012 11 29
Evolutionarily speaking, most of the harmful mutations that still exist in people are recent, which makes the case that nature is still out to get us, even in modern times. A study dated the age of more than 1 million single-letter variations in the human DNA code and revealed that 86 percent of the harmful protein-coding mutations of this type arose ...
Bigfoot DNA: The Proof is Out There?
2012 11 29
There’s been quite a lot of attention being focused on the Bigfoot/Yeti/Sasquatch community of late. Even the mainstream news has been reporting new, bold claims that Texas Dr. Melba Ketchum and "a team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living ...
Former UK Defense Minister Suggests Dropping Thermonuclear Bombs on Afghanistan-Pakistan Border
2012 11 29
"I am absolutely delighted that nuclear weapons were invented..." he professed in his speech. Britain’s ex-minister of Defense Lord Gilbert, has suggested dropping neutron bombs along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the name of deterring terrorism. Specifically, he was suggesting using Enhanced Radiation Reduced Blast (ERRB) warheads, which is a type of nuclear weapon that is able to kill ...
Car bombs kill 34 in pro-Assad Damascus suburb
2012 11 29
Two car bombs killed at least 34 people in a district of Damascus loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in the deadliest attack on the Syrian capital in months. The explosions struck the eastern neighborhood of Jaramana, home to many of Syria’s Druze minority as well as Christians who have fled violence elsewhere, ripping through shops and bringing debris crashing ...
Linguist Makes Sensational Claim: English Is a Scandinavian Language
2012 11 29
"Have you considered how easy it is for us Norwegians to learn English?" asks Jan Terje Faarlund, professor of linguistics at the University of Oslo. "Obviously there are many English words that resemble ours. But there is something more: its fundamental structure is strikingly similar to Norwegian. We avoid many of the usual mistakes because the grammar is more or ...
Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain
2012 11 28
The universe may grow like a giant brain, according to a new computer simulation. The results, published Nov.16 in the journal Nature’s Scientific Reports, suggest that some undiscovered, fundamental laws may govern the growth of systems large and small, from the electrical firing between brain cells and growth of social networks to the expansion of galaxies. A fundamental law of nature may ...
Bionic mannequins spy on you as you shop
2012 11 28
It may not only be obvious ceiling cameras that will be following your movements in retail stores. Mannequins may also be keeping their eye on you. Shoplifting is a major issue worldwide. In the U.K., perfume is the top contender, but fashion and other retail outlets also have their fair share of sticky-fingered customers. In order to combat this — and ...
Serbian village puts out vampire warning, advises to stock up on garlic
2012 11 28
If western Serbia smells a little garlicky these days, locals will tell you it’s for good cause. Oddity Central reports that villagers in Zarozje are stocking up on cloves of the pungent bulbs due to fears that Sava Savanovic, one of the area’s most fearsome vampires, has resumed his blood-sucking activities after centuries-long slumber. We’re not talking about love-struck vampires who sparkle ...
The Alcohol Industry’s Plan to Give America a Giant Drinking Problem
2012 11 28
Industry giants are threatening to swallow up America’s carefully regulated alcohol industry, and remake America in the image of booze-soaked Britain. England has a drinking problem. Since 1990, teenage alcohol consumption has doubled. Since World War II, alcohol intake for the population as a whole has doubled, with a third of that increase occurring since just 1995. The United Kingdom has ...
Sweden Arming The World: The Neutrality that Never Was
2012 11 28
Stockholm is bristling with weaponry today. Fighter jets can be seen and heard racing through the skies over a wondering populace. Is Sweden at war? Not officially, but since WWII and despite a political position of neutrality, Sweden has been playing an increased role in international warfare. This can be clearly seen today, because this week FDS Nordic is taking ...
Scythian warriors show genetic blending between Europeans and Asians
2012 11 27
Evidence of the potential genetic blending between Europeans and Asians has been discovered by a team of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) within the remains of Scythian warriors living over 2,000 years ago in the Altai region of Mongolia. Tracing the lineage routes The Scythians were already documented as the first large Eurasian culture, but were believed to ...
The Osama bin Laden Myth
2012 11 27
The interview below with Osama bin Laden was conducted by the Karachi, Pakistan, daily newspaper, Ummat and published on September 28, 2001, 17 days after the alleged, but unsubstantiated, al Qaeda attack of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon. The interview was sensational. The alleged “mastermind” of 9/11 said that he and al Qaeda ...
Rhino ’Cooked to Death’ 9 Million Years Ago, Fossil Reveals
2012 11 27
About 9.2 million years ago, a teenage two-horned rhinoceros was literally cooked to death when a Mt. Vesuvius-like eruption enveloped it in lava reaching more than 750 degrees Fahrenheit (400 degrees Celsius), scientists say. The perhaps fortunate result: a well-preserved skull of the Rhinocerotid, with a tale to tell. An analysis of the volcanic rock-preserved skull suggests the animal’s grisly death ...
Church and Hypnotic Manipulation: Sunday Morning Hypnosis
2012 11 27
In the third volume of my ‘I Am Christ’ series, I dedicate two chapters to examining hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), as they apply to most, if not all, Christian Church services. In the chapter on Hypnosis, entitled; The Magic of Modern Christianity: Sunday Morning Hypnosis, I discuss the five stages of hypnosis as they relate the average church service. The ...
Are People Getting Dumber? One Geneticist Thinks So
2012 11 27
A Stanford geneticist says humans have so many genetic mutations that we’re less intelligent than our ancestors, and it’s getting worse. Eugenicists 100 years ago had similar hypotheses. There’s this great recurring “Saturday Night Live” skit from several years back where Phil Hartman plays an unfrozen caveman who goes to law school. He pontificates on the American judicial system while ...
Matthew and Michael Clark Are Aging Backwards
2012 11 27
By the looks of their home, Tony and Christine Clark are raising two rambunctious 7-year-old boys. Model train tracks and Monopoly pieces are scattered on tables and cartoons flicker on the TV set. But the Clarks’ two sons are grown men who share only the same interests and emotional fluctuations of little boys. Like the character portrayed by Brad Pitt in ...
Pentagon Outsources War on Drugs to Blackwater
2012 11 27
For skeptics of how the American government has conducted its so-called War on Drugs, don’t worry, it will soon be out of their hands. The US Department of Defense has transferred its armed efforts in Latin and Central America in the War on Drugs to Academi, the private military contractors formerly known as Blackwater, reports BBC Spanish. Before they altered their branding ...
Swedish toymaker publishes ’gender-neutral’ children’s Christmas catalogue
2012 11 27
One of the largest toy chains in Sweden published a gender-neutral Christmas catalogue, which pictured boys playing with dolls and girls holding toy machine guns. The move has reignited a debate in Sweden over the proper place of gender roles. Top Toy has produced children’s Christmas catalogues in Denmark and Sweden for both Toys R Us and BR. Though the catalogues’ ...
Rare book on fighting witchcraft discovered
2012 11 26
Even though he thinks the weathered tome is a fascinating cultural treasure, unearthed by chance in a musty section of an Alberta library, Andrew Gow doesn’t like to be near it. “It’s a very, very nasty piece of work, and I can tell you that I don’t like to touch it,” he said. The book positions itself as a guide to expunge ...
Inmate shares prison survival strategies
2012 11 26
On a break from his desk job in Petaluma, Michael Santos climbs into his Chevy compact and drives to a quiet hillside estate, hands on the wheel at 10 and 2. His wife, Carole, is living in a newly furnished guesthouse and is at the door as he parks and announces, "Honey, I’m home." They both laugh because this is her home, ...
Why Isn’t Everyone Having Psychic Experiences All the Time?
2012 11 26
First Sight is a model and a set of theoretical ideas about psi: the collection of controversial phenomena that are studied by parapsychologists. These phenomena primarily involve knowing things and affecting things in ways that go beyond the immediate boundaries of the organism. Perhaps you know something of these matters from your own experience. Perhaps you remember a dream in which ...
The Israel-Palestine problem has a simple solution
2012 11 26
Only political stubbornness, not popular support or irreconcilable differences, prevents the two-state solution from working, argues Matt Hill. The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza appears to be holding for now. But it simply marks the latest pause in an endless conflict between mortal enemies whose irreconcilable goals make compromise, let alone a solution, virtually unimaginable. At least, that’s ...
Farage: Europe split in every way possible
2012 11 26
Disillusionment with the European project has brought more support in Britain for the UK Independence Party, which believes only pulling out of the EU will do. What’s more, recent polls show over half of Britons agree. RT talks to party leader and Euro MP Nigel Farage.
Bangladesh: At least 112 killed as fire races through garment factory
2012 11 26
At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh’s capital, an official said Sunday. The blaze broke out at the seven-story factory operated by Tazreen Fashions late Saturday. By Sunday morning, firefighters had recovered 100 bodies, fire department Operations Director Maj. Mohammad Mahbub told The Associated Press. He said another 12 ...
Philip Jones - "Happy" Danes are NWO Guinea Pigs
2012 11 26
HenryMakow.com Philip Jones, one of the outstanding critics of the NWO died November 24, 2009. He fell ill in Sept 2009 and suspected an ex-girlfriend of poisoning him. He was dependent on the Danish health care system, a precarious position given essays like this one from July 2008, a reminder of why we miss him dearly. By Philip Jones "The most ...
Hemp: Could the US rekindle its love affair?
2012 11 26
Hemp, once a major US crop, has been banned for years because of its close association with cannabis. But several states now want to resume hemp farming, and two states voted this month in favour of legalisation of cannabis. Could change be in the air? There’s an all-American plant that weaves its way throughout the nation’s history. The sails of Columbus’ ships ...
Lucid Dreaming and Mental Illness
2012 11 23
I got the weirdest phone call last week. The editor of Gawker, A.J. Daulerio, contacted me, requesting information on lucid dreaming. (Lucid dreaming is knowing you’re dreaming while firmly in the dreamstate). He said he’s doing a new piece on lucid dreaming and Jared Loughner, who was sentenced yesterday with life in prison without parole for his deadly rampage ...
Elite Intrigues and Military Purges: It’s Not About Sex, Stupid!
2012 11 23
The headline stories claim that CIA Director General David Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA because of an adulterous relation with his young biographer and that General John Allen, Supreme Commander of US troops in Afghanistan, was under investigation and his promotion to top commander of US troops in Europe was on hold, because, we are told, of his ...
No Sailors Saw Osama Bin Laden’s Alleged Burial at Sea
2012 11 23
More than a year after Navy SEALs supposedly killed former CIA asset Osama bin Laden, a FOIA by the Associated Press has produced emails revealing that no American sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinton witnessed the terrorist’s burial at sea. The heavily redacted emails are said to be the first public disclosure of government information about the undocumented assassination. An email supposedly ...
’Titan’ supercomputer is world’s most powerful
2012 11 23
The top two spots on the list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers have both been captured by the US. The machine, built by Cray at the US government’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, has seized the top spot in the Top500, a closely-watched global league of the fastest supercomputers. It is 10 times more powerful than the lab’s last supercomputer, ...
Anti-Virus Millionaire John McAfee Accuses Employees Of Conspiracy To Frame Him For Murder
2012 11 23
The antivirus millionaire John McAfee, who is on the run from police in Belize after he was accused of shooting dead his neighbour, has now claimed two of his employees conspired to kill him. McAfee is a suspect in the killing of Gregory Faull, a retired American builder, who was shot on 11 November on the island of Ambergris Caye. The former ...
Bible Wrong? Jesus was born years earlier than thought, says Pope
2012 11 23
The entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation, the Pope has declared, as he claims in a new book that Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed. The ’mistake’ was made by a sixth century monk known as Dionysius Exiguus or in English Dennis the Small, the 85-year-old pontiff claims in the book ’Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy ...
Disney Robot Can Play Catch With Humans
2012 11 23
Disney has an oddly rich heritage in the field of robots - or at least animatronics. And hopefully now Disney owns Star Wars, we can expect swift and confident progress towards the Protocol Droids of your dreams replacing all staff at Disney World. Suspiciously, the entertainment giant has recently made a pretty big breakthrough - though we imagine it’s more to ...
Injecting Radioactive Chemicals in Spirit Mediums’ Brains. For Science!
2012 11 22
What happens when you inject the brains of spirit mediums with radioactive tracers, and then watch their brains? Apparently, you see odd changes in brain behaviour. That’s what happened when researchers took ten Brazilian mediums - half experienced, half not - and tracked their brain activity (or at least, regional cerebral blood flow [rCBF], which is closely correlated) using SPECT ...
Big Brother, Kill Lists, and Secrecy: What to Expect from Obama’s Second Term
2012 11 22
Following Barack Obama’s significant electoral victory, the ways in which the President will interpret his new “mandate” are still very much up for debate. While pundits, many of whom got the election seriously wrong, fumble to come up with new predictions, an analysis of Obama’s track record and statements on national security policy can be quite illuminating. Two momentous stories ...
How the police copy and keep your phone secrets
2012 11 22
The police routinely copy and keep the contents of suspects’ mobile phones, according to this week’s Sunday Times. In under half an hour the police could get from your phone your call history, all your text messages and your whole contacts book and put them into a vast database, the article claimed. And there the information stays, even if you are ...
Bug-Eared: Human and Insect Ears Share Similar Structures
2012 11 22
In a noteworthy example of convergent evolution, Katydid ears have evolved components resembling those of humans, albeit on a much smaller scale A rainforest katydid has ears that evolved to be remarkably like those of humans and other mammals. The insect’s hearing organ, although tucked in the crook of its front legs, has components that echo the structures of our ...
Nukes in Space to Deal with Dangerous Asteroids?
2012 11 22
Nuclear one-two punch could knock out dangerous asteroid From: msnbc.msn.com Destroying a dangerous asteroid with a nuclear bomb is a well-worn trope of science fiction, but it could become reality soon enough. Scientists are developing a mission concept that would blow apart an Earth-threatening asteroid with a nuclear explosion, just like Bruce Willis and his oilmen-turned-astronaut crew did in the ...
New Skin? A Plastic That Heals Itself, Conducts Electricity, and is Sensitive To Touch
2012 11 22
New Skin? A Plastic That Heals Itself, Conducts Electricity, and is Sensitive To Touch Skin is a material with astonishing capabilities: the flexible, waterproof layer constantly regenerates itself, heals itself after scratches and cuts, and, through its nerves, conducts electricity, relaying the sense of touch to the brain. Engineers have long been trying to come up with a synthetic polymer that ...
Einstein’s Brain Reveals Clues to Genius - "Unique Anatomy"
2012 11 21
Einstein’s brain had extraordinary folding patterns in several regions, which may help explain his genius, newly uncovered photographs suggest. The photographs, published Nov. 16 in the journal Brain, reveal that the brilliant physicist had extra folding in his brain’s gray matter, the site of conscious thinking. In particular, the frontal lobes, regions tied to abstract thought and planning, had unusually elaborate ...
New smell discovered: It’s ’olfactory white’ as in white noise
2012 11 21
Scientists have discovered a new smell, but you may have to go to a laboratory to experience it yourself. The smell is dubbed "olfactory white," because it is the nasal equivalent of white noise, researchers reported Monday (Nov. 19) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just as white noise is a mixture of many different sound frequencies ...
Six Israeli ’spies’ executed before baying mob in Gaza City (Graphic Images)
2012 11 21
Six men accused of being ’Israeli spies’ were dragged through the streets of Gaza City and executed in front of a chanting mob today as Israel warned Palestinians to evacuate some areas of the territory in apparent preparation for a ground invasion. Witnesses said the six were taken to an intersection in the north of the city where they were summarily ...
Stress is best? How surprises make you stronger
2012 11 21
Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder. What is the opposite of fragility? Though not quite right, “resilience” and “robustness” are two words that come to mind. If fragility means something that breaks under stress, its exact opposite should mean something that grows stronger under pressure. There is no word that quite captures this, says Nassim Nicholas Taleb, an American essayist and ...
The Benghazi Story The Media Isn’t Telling You
2012 11 21
Many threads tied together: "Ben Swann takes a look at 3 generals and 1 admiral who have been either caught up in scandal, forced to retire, or demoted since the Benghazi attack"
Libyan security chief assassinated in Benghazi
2012 11 21
Colonel Farag al-Dersi played key role in curbing militia power in wake of US ambassador Chris Stevens’ murder in September The Libyan security chief who led an anti-militia crackdown in the wake of the killing of the country’s US ambassador has been assassinated in Benghazi, raising questions about the government’s ability to impose the rule of law. Colonel Farag al-Dersi, Benghazi’s chief ...
10,000 in Ireland protest death of woman denied abortion
2012 11 21
About 10,000 people marched through Dublin and observed a minute’s silence Saturday in memory of the Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion. Marchers, many of them mothers and daughters walking side by side, chanted "Never again!" and held pictures of Savita Halappanavar as they paraded across the city to stage a ...
Big News From Mars? Rover Scientists Mum For Now
2012 11 21
Scientists working on NASA’s six-wheeled rover on Mars have a problem. But it’s a good problem. They have some exciting new results from one of the rover’s instruments. On the one hand, they’d like to tell everybody what they found, but on the other, they have to wait because they want to make sure their results are not just some fluke ...
They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside
2012 11 20
For more than 200 years, this book concealed the arcane rituals of an ancient order. But cracking the code only deepened the mystery. The master wears an amulet with a blue eye in the center. Before him, a candidate kneels in the candlelit room, surrounded by microscopes and surgical implements. The year is roughly 1746. The initiation has begun. The master places ...
"Incredibly rare" thyroid abnormalities found in 40% of Fukushima children indicates really high dose of radiation
2012 11 20
[The health survey of children in Fukushima Prefecture] found 40% have thyroid abnormalities, which is incredibly rare in pediatrics. Some of these children almost certainly are bound to develop cancer of the thyroid. And indeed one 12 year old boy has already been diagnosed with it. And a girl aged about 16 may have already developed cancer. They are testing her ...
Myths of Mankind - The Mahabharata
2012 11 20
The Epic Mahabharata. The Mahabharata (Sanskrit Mahābhārata महाभारत) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Rāmāyaṇa. The epic is part of the Hindu itihāsa (or "history"), and forms an important part of Hindu mythology. This episode is hosted by Canadian author Paul William Roberts, author of Empire of the Soul: Some Journeys ...
Shades of the Warsaw Ghetto: Israel Drops Leaflets Telling Gazans To Evacuate Their Homes And Gather In ’City Center’
2012 11 20
Reports from Gaza have Israel dropping leaflets advising residents to evacuate their homes and, using specific roads, make their way to Gaza City Center, BBC reports. This in the wake of last night’s advisement that anyone leaving their home would be targeted. The leaflets this evening, though, advise the opposite: "For your own safety, you are required to immediately evacuate your homes and ...
Cruel Britannia: Torture history exposed
2012 11 20
At the beginning of 2012 the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg stated that the government ‘completely condemns torture and inhumane treatment’ and that ‘we never support it or ask other people to do it on our behalf.’ They are words that have echoed for decades, in one form or another. The UK is a signatory to the International Convention Against Torture ...
Inquiry into UK’s drones could shed light on ‘secret war’ by US
2012 11 20
London: British MPs are set to open an inquiry into Britain’s use of drones to kill militants. The investigation will be carried out by the Commons Defence Select Committee into country’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles. It is believed that scrutiny of the use of the unmanned weapons could shed light on the “secret war” being waged remotely by the US ...
’Terminator’ arm is world’s most advanced prosthetic limb
2012 11 20
A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm. The new bebionic3 myoelectric ...
US dispatches 3 warships to occupied Palestine
2012 11 20
The United States has dispatched three warships to the occupied Palestinian territories to evacuate US citizens caught up in the Israel-Gaza conflict in the event of need. The three ships, USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the USS Gunston Hall are returning from Gibraltar to eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby to assist Americans leaving the occupied lands, ...
Mars once had water warm enough to sustain life
2012 11 19
We know that Mars once had lots of water, considered a prerequisite for habitability. What hasn’t been known, however, is just how friendly — or unfriendly — this water might have been to life, as the temperature and chemical conditions of ancient Martian water has remained a complete mystery. But as a new analysis of Martian meteorites has revealed water temperatures ...
Mass-Murderer Breivik Writes Neo-Nazi Zschäpe (Intelligence Ties?)
2012 11 19
Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik has written a letter to Beate Zschäpe, the last surviving member of Germany’s neo-Nazi terrorist cell the National Socialist Underground. In the text obtained by SPIEGEL, Breivik praises Zschäpe for her alleged crimes and says she should be "extremely proud." Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik has written a letter to Beate Zschäpe, the last surviving member ...
Dead as a Doornail? Death is the ultimate binary condition
2012 11 19
Black or white. Alive or dead. Right? In reality death is not well defined and the definition of death has changed substantially over time. H.P Lovecraft famously wrote, “That is not dead which can eternal lie. Yet with strange aeons even death may die.” This amounts to a pretty good summary of our current philosophical understanding of death. Death is simply the ...
Israel Kills its Own Man in Gaza, Ending Possibility of Truce, And Posts Death on YouTube
2012 11 19
The Israel Defense Forces didn’t just kill Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari on Wednesday as he was driving his car down the street in Gaza. They killed him and then instantly posted the strike to YouTube. Then they tweeted a warning to all of Jabari’s comrades: “We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their ...
Boots on the ground: Obama’s cybersecurity directive could allow military deployment within the US
2012 11 19
The White House is being asked by attorneys to explain a top-secret presidential policy directive signed last month that may allow for the domestic deployment of the US military for the sake of so-called cybersecurity. Lawyers with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the office of US President Barack Obama in ...
Palestinian officials: Arafat grave being dug up
2012 11 19
Two Palestinian officials say workers with jackhammers are opening the concrete-encased grave of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in his former compound in the West Bank. The officials say the work started Saturday and is to take up to two weeks. Arafat’s remains are to be exhumed by French, Swiss and Russian investigators to check for a radioactive substance, polonium-210. The ...
European Parliament to increase spending on promoting itself
2012 11 19
The European Parliament is to increase sharply its spending on promoting itself next year, including a first £9.4 million instalment for a controversial new museum of Europe. In line for a dramatic increase in cash from MEPs’ £1.4 billion budget are a series of projects and other programmes designed to raise the profile of the institution and its internal ...
You Are the Solution You’ve Been Looking For
2012 11 19
Instead of joining one more group, walking on more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself… "I (state your name) will take personal responsibility for my thoughts, relationships, assets and path in my life. I will stop pushing ...
Israel and Hamas: I have seen the enemy, and it is me.
2012 11 18
To many the Israeli - Palestinian conflict is a quagmire, an incomprehensible tangle of history, politics, death, terror, agony, and religion. It has gone on for so many decades that each new clash is simply a continuation of the old. It seems an unending cycle that cannot be broken; A circle of violence and vengeance that will never rest. Many people ...
How The Anti-Bullying Movement Is Setting Up Kids For Failure In Life and Their Evolution of Consciousness
2012 11 18
The anti-bullying movement now so pervasive in all segments of society from schools, to community institutions and even the desks of lawmakers has penetrated almost every aspect of our lives that involves social interaction. It is no longer confined to children as it is well integrated within the human resources policies of most corporations alongside anti-harassment positions. The intentions although ...
Big sun-diving Comet ISON might be spectacular in 2013
2012 11 18
Newly discovered comet could be spectacular sight in fall 2013. Located beyond Jupiter’s orbit now. Heading for close encounter with our sun next year. Astronomers have discovered a new comet. It is currently moving in front of the stars of the constellation Cancer the Crab. It’s out beyond Jupiter’s orbit still, now, but it’s heading for a close encounter with the ...
UFO sightings in sky over Denver
2012 11 17
Strange and interesting footage of an ’unidentified flying object’ over Denver. November 2012: Was it really a UFO? Suspecting the clip was a prank, the TV station sent out its own photojournalist to see if he could document the same weirdness on his own. Guess what? He did. Fox 31 aired the footage and interviewed several experts in the field. None could ...
Poltergeists: Teen Angst & Telekinesis
2012 11 16
Is poltergeist activity, those unexplained noisy bangings and rappings on walls and inanimate objects like furniture, toys and stones flying through the air, levitating or materialising from nowhere, the result of troublesome ghosts or evil spirits? Or, does it have more to do with the pent-up psychic energy of lovelorn, rebellious and frustrated teens with hormones coursing through their veins and ...
No Big Deal? "Higgs" boson may not open door to exotic realms
2012 11 16
A new elementary particle whose discovery was announced with fanfare to a waiting world in July may be just a little less exciting than scientists had hoped. Reporting on a conference in Kyoto where the latest data from their Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was presented, scientists at the CERN European research center said on Thursday it seemed very likely that the ...
Next Security Indignity? Trained "Sniffer Mice"
2012 11 16
An Israeli company is aiming to revolutionise the way explosives, narcotics and even money are detected at airports, docks and border crossings with the help of specially trained mice. The system, developed by the Herzliya-based BioExplorers, is simple: a traveller stands inside a small booth and is hit by a gentle blast of air that is then sucked into ...
Mystery as 50,000 dead starfish wash ashore in Ireland
2012 11 16
More than 50,000 starfish have been found dead after being washed ashore at a beautiful beach on the western coast of Ireland. The thousands of starfish formed a bizarre carpet at Lissadell beach in County Sligo on the Western Irish coast. So far, no one has been able to determine why the starfish died. Bill Crowe, an Irish marine biologist and lecturer at ...
Exploring the amazing and beautiful living bridges of India
2012 11 16
Why build a bridge when you can grow one? That’s the solution the valley dwellers of northeast India came up with hundreds of years ago. In the isolated East Khasi hills, monsoon swollen rivers can be difficult and dangerous to traverse, and the locals found that homegrown bridges made of living, sidewalk-cracking roots were a lot more difficult to knock ...
Who stabbed him in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old mummy murder mystery
2012 11 16
An ancient mummy who has been on display in the British Museum for over 100 years was a young man murdered by a killer who stabbed him in the back, new research shows. Scans of the ancient Egyptian, known officially as Gebelein man but nicknamed Ginger for his red hair, show that a puncture just beneath his left shoulderblade was made ...
Animals Are Moral Creatures, Scientist Argues
2012 11 16
Does Mr. Whiskers really love you or is he just angling for treats? Until recently, scientists would have said your cat was snuggling up to you only as a means to get tasty treats. But many animals have a moral compass, and feel emotions such as love, grief, outrage and empathy, a new book argues. The book, "Can Animals Be Moral?" (Oxford ...
Vegetative man tells doctors ‘I’m not in pain’ via MRI communication
2012 11 15
More than 12 years after a car accident left him in a vegetative state, a Canadian man has begun communicating with doctors who are monitoring his brain activity through Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans. The BBC reports that 39-year-old Scott Routley has been able to communicate to doctors that he is not in any pain, marking the first time an ...
In His Final Speech Ron Paul Warns Of “Continuous March Toward Fascism”
2012 11 15
In an over 45 minute long marathon address on the House floor yesterday, Congressman Ron Paul said farewell after a 36 year long career in politics, including 23 years in office. And he did so with a stark warning to lovers of liberty everywhere. “If it’s not accepted that big government, fiat money, ignoring liberty, central economic planning, welfarism, and warfarism ...
Secession Movement Explodes: WhiteHouse ’Secede’ Petitions Reach 675,000 signatures, 50-State Participation
2012 11 15
Less than a week after a New Orleans suburbanite petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the United States, petitions from seven states have collected enough signatures to trigger a promised review from the Obama administration. By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller ...
Kratom: The Miracle Healing Herb
2012 11 15
Mitragyne Speciosa Leaf Kratom, derived from a Thai word for a species of tree known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family that grows native in Southeast Asia. In the wild, the trees can grow higher than 60 feet and wider than 15 feet. The leaves can have either light or dark red veins, and the leaves ...
BP to pay record fine in Gulf oil spill; 2 to face manslaughter charges
2012 11 15
Oil giant BP said Thursday it has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company announced that it will pay $4.5 billion to settle with the federal government. The largest previous corporate criminal penalty assessed by the Department of Justice was the $1.2 billion fine imposed on ...
Mysterious deaths of thousands of migrating birds lost at sea
2012 11 15
The RSPB are investigating the mysterious deaths of thousands of common migratory birds out at sea. Fishermen have reported seeing hundreds of seemingly exhausted and disoriented garden birds dropping from the sky into the waters off England’s south coast. At the same time, the east coast, from Northumberland to Kent, has seen the arrival of many birds, including redwings, fieldfares, bramblings and ...
Even Low-Level Radioactivity Is Damaging, Scientists Conclude
2012 11 15
Even the very lowest levels of radiation are harmful to life, scientists have concluded in the Cambridge Philosophical Society’s journal Biological Reviews. Reporting the results of a wide-ranging analysis of 46 peer-reviewed studies published over the past 40 years, researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Paris-Sud found that variation in low-level, natural background radiation was ...
Secret Bilderberg Meeting in Rome
2012 11 15
Various newspapers and online articles in Italy are suggesting that a good portion of the Bilderberg group, at least 80 of them, have been called to Rome this week for a secret meeting regarding the engineered Euro financial crisis and the unrest that has come as a result. This meeting is particularly unusual because it is so small and informal, but ...
Lost in space: The ’homeless planet’ found floating without a star to orbit
2012 11 14
A ‘homeless planet’ which floats through space without orbiting a star had been discovered for the first time. Scientists have speculated on the existence of such a planet and have been trawling the night skies for more than a decade, although the hunt was described as looking for a ‘needle in a thousand haystacks’. The isolated planet, which astronomers believe may have ...
Petraeus Mistress Suggests Benghazi Attack Was Aimed At Secret CIA Prison
2012 11 14
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus may have told his alleged mistress Paula Broadwell what really happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 when terrorists murdered U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Broadwell, whose alleged affair with Petraeus forced him to resign last Friday, revealed during an October 26 speech at the University of Denver that ...
Sinéad O’Connor Twenty Years After
2012 11 14
Twenty years ago today, during a Saturday Night Live performance, Sinéad O’Connor ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II. There was an immediate outcry from critics, journalists, and, a week later, SNL host and noted theologian, Joe Pesci. O’Connor’s career never recovered. When she attempted to perform Bob Marley’s “War” at a Bob Dylan concert, she was booed ...
U.S.-Canada Integrated Cybersecurity Agenda
2012 11 14
As part of the Beyond the Border initiative, the U.S. and Canada are strengthening cybersecurity cooperation. In a move that received little attention, both countries recently announced a joint cybersecurity action plan. Cyber threats know no national borders which has made the issue an important security concern. A fully integrated North American security perimeter would be entrusted with preventing and responding to ...
Tribe Meets a White Man for the First Time?
2012 11 14
RedIceCreations.com: This compelling video is described: FILMED IN 1976 in a remote part of Papua New Guinea, this amazing footage captures the moment members of the Toulambi tribe make their first contact with the outside world—and the white man (Jean-Pierre Dutilleux). It’s fascinating to watch their expressions gradually change from fear and nervousness to wonder and joy, as both sides acknowledge their ...
Underground Civilisations - Ancient Man-made tunnels
2012 11 14
"Could there really be vast open spaces within the Earth where advanced civilisations live? If we were visited in the ancient past, could they have hidden the evidence deep within these tunnels? Perhaps we have only scratched the surface of our planets underground mysteries... and maybe there is more, much more to be found." Tune into Red Ice Radio: Richard Sauder - ...
Man Finds His Doppelganger in 16th Century Italian Painting
2012 11 14
What started out as a leisurely stroll through the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Nov. 11 with his girlfriend, quickly turned into quite a surreal experience for Max Galuppo, 20, of Bloomsbury, N.J. Galuppo, a Temple University student, found his doppelganger in a 16th century Italian painting by an unknown artist titled "Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet." "It was really ...
Eat the Rich!
2012 11 14
Is America really broke? Michael Moore (and others) tells us that there are oceans of cash being hoarded by the wealthy. But Iowahawk (iowahawk.typepad.com) did a little addition, and armed with these statistics Bill and the ’Hawk blow a hole in the "hoarding" lie big enough to fit a documentary filmmaker through.
Our Ancestors, the Acoustical Engineers
2012 11 13
Ancient builders designed subterranean soundscapes as stirring as any special effect. When priests at the temple complex of Chavín de Huántar in central Peru sounded their conch-shell trumpets 2,500 years ago, tones magnified and echoed by stone surfaces seemed to come from everywhere, yet nowhere. The effect must have seemed otherworldly, but there was nothing mysterious about its production. According to ...
Is Our Future Going to Be Keeping Rich People Happy in a Servant Economy?
2012 11 13
Fire fighter, basketball player, lion tamer, teacher, nurse: Ask little kids what they want to be when they grow up, and you’ll get all sorts of answers. But you’ll never hear this one. You’ll never hear youngsters say they want to devote their careers to serving rich people. Today’s youth might want to reconsider. They’re facing an American economy where serving rich ...
“The War on Global Anti-Semitism” in the Age of Islamophobia
2012 11 13
Forget the worldwide rampant Islamophobia and demonization of Arabs. Haaretz reports that the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, has “institutionalized the fight against global anti-Semitism”, even though the US military and their allies have been destroying countries mostly populated by Muslims for over a decade. Or maybe is it precisely to support the war on Islam ...
I Cry, Therefore I Am
2012 11 13
In 2008, at a zoo in Münster, Germany, a gorilla named Gana gave birth to a male infant, who died after three months. Photographs of Gana, looking stricken and inconsolable, were ubiquitous. “Heartbroken gorilla cradles her dead baby,” Britain’s Daily Mail declared. Crowds thronged the zoo to see the grieving mother. Sad as the scene was, the humans, not Gana, were ...
Petraeus Affair: "This Is About Something Else Entirely, And The Truth Will Come Out"
2012 11 13
Paula Broadwell’s father Paul Krantz gave the New York Daily News a strange, cryptic quote this afternoon outside his home in Bismarck, N.D. “This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” he told the Daily News. “There is a lot more that is going to come out ... You wait and see. There’s a lot more here ...
Did German Intelligence Fuel Far-Right Extremism?
2012 11 13
A secret paper written by senior police officers paints a disastrous picture of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency. It suggests that the service may have actually strengthened the country’s far-right scene through its large network of far-right informants. It’s a Wednesday in early summer 2012, on the terrace of a Chinese restaurant in Nuremberg’s city center. Kai D., 48, once one ...
Slaughter: Afghan victims say only one U.S. soldier attacked
2012 11 13
An Afghan villager and two of his sons, who survived a night-time shooting rampage in March, testified on Saturday that they saw only one U.S. soldier attacking their compound, backing the U.S. government’s account. Military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accusing him of killing 16 villagers, mostly women and children, when he ventured out ...
Is NATO inching toward disintegration?
2012 11 13
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Eastern Europe quickly fractured into a jigsaw puzzle of nation-states. The European Union and NATO not only rushed to recognize the independence of nations like Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and others but began the process to absorb them into the EU and NATO. However, the tide of separatism and ...
Ancient Murder Mystery? Stone Age Bodies Discovered in Well
2012 11 09
More than 8,000 years ago, a 19-year-old woman and a slightly older man fell — or were they pushed? — into a well. Archaeologists have now uncovered the remains, revealing a Stone Age mystery. No one knows whether the couple fell into the well by accident or whether foul play was involved, but archaeologists say the choice of final resting place ...
One more layer of Benghazi buried? Petraeus Resigns From CIA, Citing Extra-Marital Affair
2012 11 09
November 9, 2012: ABCNews: David Petraeus Resigns From CIA, Citing Affair CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned his position, citing personal reasons and an extramarital affair. "Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA," he said in a statement. "After being married for over 37 ...
The Book That Can’t Be Read
2012 11 09
National Geographic - The Book That Can’t Be Read Leading experts discuss the mysteries of the unbreakable code in the Voynich Manuscript. Tune into Red Ice Radio: Nick Pelling - Deciphering of the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Nick Pelling - The Voynich Manuscript, Alan Turing and Ciphers John Lash - The Discovery of the Eadwine Psalter
Assad warns of world apocalyptic war
2012 11 09
In a rare interview with Russia Today TV, President Bashar al-Assad vigorously clarified his stance on the current Syrian crisis created by the West and some regional states including Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar and warned them of the apocalyptic consequences of any foreign intervention in Syria. “I do not think the West is going [to intervene], but if they do ...
Cameron, weapons dealer turns peace maker
2012 11 09
As David Cameron completes his tour of the Middle East, flogging billions of dollars worth of British weapons for repression and mass destruction to Arab dictators, the British Prime Minister took absurdity and deception to new heights - by appointing himself as an interlocutor for “peaceful transition” in Syria. British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) receiving the King Abdul Aziz medal ...
Navy SEALs punished for secrecy breach tied to video game
2012 11 09
Seven members of the secretive U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior navy officials said Thursday Four other SEALs are under investigation for similar alleged violations, one official said. They are alleged to have divulged classified information to the maker of a video game. Each of ...
Seventh century eclipse marked the end of temple site
2012 11 08
During excavations at Pañhú, in Hidalgo Tecozautla, Mexico archaeologists uncovered a burned stucco floor. What they had found was evidence that the main pyramid had been deliberately ‘de-consecrated‘ and destroyed approximately 1350 years ago. A global disaster This deliberate act coincides with an astronomical occurrence which may have been interpreted by the Otomi people as warning of a global cataclysmic ...
Poll: Nearly One Third Of Americans Would Accept ‘TSA Body Cavity Search’ in Order to Fly
2012 11 08
Majority of Americans adults think a law making it illegal to disobey the order of a TSA agent in any public place is reasonable A new survey commissioned by Infowars and conducted by Harris Interactive has found that almost one third of American adults would accept a “TSA body cavity search” in order to fly, with a majority of Americans also ...
Bradley Manning Offers Partial Guilty Plea in WikiLeaks Case
2012 11 08
Bradley Manning, the American soldier accused of providing classified information to WikiLeaks, is offering to plead guilty to some offenses in exchange for having the most serious charges against him dropped. The offer was made yesterday by Manning’s lawyer, David E. Coombs, during a motion hearing in Manning’s court martial at Fort Meade, Md., as first reported by blogger Kevin Gosztola. This ...
When Will the Killing War in Iran Begin? It Already Has
2012 11 08
While campaigns are organized to deter the United States and Israel from acting on threats to launch an air war against Iran, both countries, in league with the European Union (winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize) carry on a low-intensity war against Iran that is likely to be causing more human suffering and death than strikes on Iran’s nuclear ...
Marijuana legalization passes in some US states
2012 11 08
Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory ever for the legalization movement. "The significance of these events cannot be understated," said NORML, a pro-legalization organization, in a news release. "Tonight, for the first time in history, two states have legalized and regulated the adult use and sale of cannabis." But ...
Continued Fraud: European Union STILL wasting billions every year
2012 11 08
The European Union is still wasting billions every year, spending watchdogs said today as they refused to sign off official accounts - again. It is the 18th successive year that the Court of Auditors has said the EU’s finances were in such a mess that they could not be given a clean bill of health. In fact errors are still ...
Fair warning: Bulgarian prophet predicted Obama would be last U.S. president
2012 11 08
Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova, better known as Baba Vanga, was born in remote European mountains then controlled by the Ottoman Empire. She was blind, believed she could predict the future, and eventually attracted a following in Russia. She died in 1996, but her predictions live on, particularly on the Russian web. A Russian documentary about the supposed clairvoyant is above. Even ...
Guatemala president: earthquake near Mexican border kills 48 people
2012 11 08
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people as it ravaged a small state near the Mexican border, the country’s president said. The mountain village of San Marcos, 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with about 30 homes collapsing in its center. Hundreds of frightened villagers ...
Thousands march on Parliament in Anonymous ’V for Vendetta’ protest
2012 11 07
An estimated 2,000 people gathered in Trafalgar square on Monday night before marching to Parliament in a reenactment of the iconic scene in V for Vendetta. The protest, organised by international hacktivism collective, Anonymous, was intended to warn the government about a number of issues including austerity measures, spending cuts and the continued detention of ’political prisoners’ including Richard O’Dwyer and ...
Princess Shert Nebti Tomb Unearthed Near Cairo
2012 11 07
Czech archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old tomb of a Pharaonic princess south of Cairo, in a finding that suggests other undiscovered tombs may be in the area, an official from Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Saturday. Mohammed El-Bialy, who heads the Egyptian and Greco-Roman Antiquities department at the Antiquities Ministry, said that Princess Shert Nebti’s burial site is surrounded by the tombs ...
Exposure - The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, Horror of Children Care Home
2012 11 07
Victims tell of horror inside North Wales care home where gang rape, strip searches and vicious canings were a way of life... and Jimmy Savile was a regular visitor DailyMail.co.uk Keith Gregory was just 11-years-old when he was taken away from his parents in the 1970s to Bryn Estyn children’s home in North Wales. Forty years later, he has revealed the ...
Macabre Little People Invade Vienna
2012 11 07
You’re walking along in a hurry to get to work. Around you are the same gray, noisy, impersonal parts of the city you pass every day. Then something catches your eye. At first, you dismiss it as a piece of litter, or maybe a toy some kid has dropped. But something about it makes you take a second look. Suddenly you ...
The Lull Before the Storm
2012 11 07
Vast social revolutions and wars are often preceded by periods of giving up on reforms, despairing withdrawal from public life by the best and brightest, and even peacefulness which seems to have become the normal condition in spite of deep conflicts and growing crises beneath the surfaces of public life. Often, earlier periods of intense conflicts and crises have been overcome ...
Buddhist monk is ’happiest man on earth’
2012 11 07
Talk about a state of nirvana. A group of scientists have declared Matthieu Ricard, a French researcher turned Buddhist monk, as the “happiest man on earth.” This was after they discovered that his brain produces a level of gamma waves they had never seen before in neuroscience. The son of a philosopher and a painter, Ricard is a monk in the Himalayas and ...
Super-Fast Space Travel Would Kill You in Minutes
2012 11 07
Everyone thinks it would be cool to travel at the speed of light, which is why scientists devote their lives to working out if it would be possible and NASA is trying to develop its own warp drive. But easy, tiger: turns out super-fast space travel would be fatal. A paper published in Natural Science brings some boring common sense to ...
Brazil Embarks on Cloning of Wild Animals
2012 11 06
Brazilian scientists are attempting to clone animals in danger of extinction, like the jaguar and maned wolf, although the potential impact on the conservation of these threatened species is still not clear. The cloning initiative is being undertaken by the Brasilia Zoological Garden in partnership with the Brazilian government’s agricultural research agency, EMBRAPA, and is now in its second phase. The ...
US Elections: From the “Lesser to the Greater Evil”. The Demise of Critical Liberalism
2012 11 06
There is ample evidence that the Obama Presidency has pulled the US political spectrum further to the Right. On most domestic and foreign policy issues Obama has embraced extremist positions surpassing his Republican predecessor and in the process devastating what remained of the peace and social movements of the past decade. Moreover, the Obama Presidency has laid the groundwork ...
Humans Smell Fear, and It’s Contagious
2012 11 06
Humans can smell fear and disgust, and the emotions are contagious, according to a new study. The findings, published Nov. 5 in the journal Psychological Science, suggest that humans communicate via smell just like other animals. "These findings are contrary to the commonly accepted assumption that human communication runs exclusively via language or visual channels," write Gün Semin and colleagues from Utrecht ...
Does bloodtype determine personality?
2012 11 06
Are you A, B, O or AB? It is a widespread belief in Japan that character is linked to blood type. What’s behind this conventional wisdom? Blood is one thing that unites the entire human race, but most of us don’t think about our blood group much, unless we need a transfusion. In Japan, however, blood type has big implications ...
Briton killed in China ’had spy links’
2012 11 06
A British businessman who was killed in China had been providing information to the British secret service, the Wall Street Journal newspaper claims. Neil Heywood had been communicating with an MI6 officer about top politician Bo Xilai for at least a year before he died, the paper said. The UK Foreign Office said it would not comment "on intelligence matters". In April, Foreign ...
On out-of-body experiences
2012 11 06
The idea of an untethered consciousness is something we can understand, even when we don’t suppose it is found in nature. I was standing at the urinal in the brightly lit downstairs cloakroom at Lambeth Palace when I realised that to talk about the spiritual dimension of life is perfectly ridiculous – because the spiritual, disembodied dimension is where we live ...
Seeing Things? Hearing Things? Many of Us Do
2012 11 06
Hallucinations are very startling and frightening: you suddenly see, or hear or smell something — something that is not there. Your immediate, bewildered feeling is, what is going on? Where is this coming from? The hallucination is convincingly real, produced by the same neural pathways as actual perception, and yet no one else seems to see it. And then you ...
Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and how false flag operations have shaped history
2012 11 05
Remember, remember, the 5th of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why the gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. -Old English folk rhyme (anonymous) By Barrie Zwicker (Special to Truth and Shadows) Today, November 5th, is Guy Fawkes Day, also known as Gunpowder Day. In 2012 it’s the 407th anniversary of The Gunpowder Plot or Gunpowder Treason, as it was first called. It also ...
Hikers flee from bear? Bigfoot?
2012 11 05
Hikers take flight when what they thought was a bear resembles Bigfoot When the black bear you think you’re looking at from a safe distance suddenly stands and begins to resemble bigfoot, and that creature stares directly at you, how do you react? The hikers who captured the accompanying footage recently in Utah’s Provo Canyon seemed to act appropriately: They bolted ...
What The FUQ? - Frequently Unanswered Questions of the "Australian Government"
2012 11 05
Frequently Unanswered Questions of the "Australian Government" - a Documentary questioning those claiming Government status as to whether they really are Government. Follow the process of importing a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette as the Department of Transport blocks import, to the Department of Environment getting in the way. Finally, see what happens when "Customs" demands GST and Luxury Car Tax. A must ...
UN says Syrian killings video ‘very likely’ constitutes a war crime
2012 11 05
A video footage that appears to show Syrian rebels cold-bloodedly executing pro-Assad soldiers who had surrendered “very likely” constitutes a war crime and should be prosecuted, said the United Nations Human Rights Office on Friday. According to the world rights body, the video apparently indicates a war crime and threatened that "accountability will follow" for all those who commit such a ...
Homeschoolers Flee Persecution in Germany and Sweden
2012 11 05
Two leaders in the European home education movement, a father from Sweden and a German mother, drew tears from the audience as they told a packed conference room about life in exile and the heart-rending decision to flee abroad. While each of their stories was unique, both parents were forced to escape from their homelands due to relentless government persecution ...
Synthetic Biologist: Cloned Children, ‘Handpicked Genes’ Right Around the Corner
2012 11 05
If you’ve been following the sci-tech section of any major news site over the past few years, chances are you have seen more than a few stories discussing the possibility of extending the highly problematic act of genetic modifications onto the human race. A step that has been foretold by science fiction novels and simultaneously discounted as conspiracy for years. ...
The Emperor Has No Gold
2012 11 05
Are Central Banks Overstating their Gold Holdings? Romania has demanded for many years that Russia return its gold. Last year, Venezuela demanded the return of 90 tons of gold from the Bank of England. As everyone knows, the German high court ruled that Germany must audit its gold reserves held in foreign countries such as the U.S., England and France. And German inspectors ...
Egyptians in Australia : Steven Strong
2012 11 05
"Egyptians in Australia, looks at the sensational and hotly debated set of close to 300 hieroglyphs found at Kariong 9 near Gosford). We examine evidence of an ancient Egyptian presence over 4,500 years ago and the real possibility there is an even more ancient narrative engraved by either ancient original people and/or extra-terrestrial settlers." Egyptians in Australia - part 2 - ...
Pentagon Wants Rescue Robots Built In Time For the Next “Natural Disaster”
2012 11 02
In the wake of Tropical Storm Sandy, the Pentagon has requested that a team of “rescue robots” be engineered in time for the next “natural disaster”. The DARPA Robotics Challenge is putting out the call for a synthetic force that can be designed for autonomous thought; yet mitigate the risk to human life when preforming a rescue mission. According to Defense ...
Lie Detectors are Voodoo Psychology
2012 11 02
It seems that one continuously hears about individuals passing or failing the lie detector, and despite many questions regarding its veracity, people still assume that there is a scientific basis for its use. However, lie detection, or polygraphy is not based on science. In fact it isn’t based on much of anything, except psychological manipulation of the subject under the ...
FBI informants include a number of journalists nationwide, lawsuit suggests
2012 11 02
If Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue is right, there are journalists around the country who also happen to be informants for the FBI. And the journalists might not be alone. FBI informants might also be found on the White House staff, in the offices of U.S. congressmen, in the courts and among the clergy. Suicide? The battered and bruised body ...
Know Your Mushrooms
2012 11 02
KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS follows über myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi. Combining material filmed at the Telluride Mushroom Fest with animation and archival footage along with a neo-psychedelic soundtrack by The Flaming Lips and The Sadies, KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS ...
Europe’s oldest prehistoric town found in Bulgaria
2012 11 02
Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered the oldest prehistoric town ever found in Europe, dating back to the fifth millennium BC. An ancient salt production site was also found at the Provadia-Solnitsata settlement located in the country’s east. Archaeologists in eastern Bulgaria say they have unearthed the oldest prehistoric town ever found in Europe, along with an ancient salt production site ...
The High Flying Frenchwoman Who Revealed the Thrill and Danger of Ballooning
2012 11 02
When Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner leaped from a capsule some 24 miles above earth on October 14, 2012, millions watched on television and the internet as he broke the sound barrier in a free fall that lasted ten minutes. But in the anticipation of Baumgartner’s jump (and his safe parachute landing), there was little room to marvel at the massive ...
Benghazi attack was an inside job
2012 11 02
No matter how you slice it, the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American embassy and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya that caused the deaths of four Americans, including US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three State Department officials, was an inside job. Appearing on Denver’s KUSA Saturday for the purposes of reaching out to a heavily contested battleground state that ...
Lake Geneva ’may face tsunami risk’
2012 11 02
In the sixth century a tsunami triggered by a rockfall on the lake destroyed several villages, sent a 26ft wave crashing over Geneva’s city walls, and caused many casualties. Experts investigating the event said a similar disaster could easily happen again, and Geneva with its 200,000 inhabitants was especially vulnerable. They argued that the threat of lake tsunamis is underestimated and should ...
Placebo’s Effect May Depend on Your Genes
2012 11 01
Your response to placebos, or dummy medicine, may depend on your genes, according to a new study. People with a gene variant that codes for higher levels of the brain chemical dopamine respond better to placebos than those with the low-dopamine version. The findings, reported online Oct. 23 in the journal PLoS One, could help researchers design medical studies that ...
Uh Oh: Germany Wants to SEE its US Gold
2012 11 01
For decades, almost half of Germany’s gold has been stored deep below the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Now, with the euro crisis swirling, German politicians are asking their central bankers to take stock of the reserves. Some even say that the gold should be shipped home. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann wanted to personally convince Peter Gauweiler that the ...
US Police State: Growth Rate of Cops Exceeds Population Growth
2012 11 01
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a report demonstrating the growth of police in the United States. The survey was conducted with agencies that participated in the 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies and the results were released by the Justice Department this month. Between 1992 and 2008 the numbers of police grew by 25 percent. In 2008 ...
When People Worry About Math, the Brain Feels the Pain
2012 11 01
Mathematics anxiety can prompt a response in the brain similar to when a person experiences physical pain, according to new research at the University of Chicago. Using brain scans, scholars determined that the brain areas active when highly math-anxious people prepare to do math overlap with the same brain areas that register the threat of bodily harm -- and in some ...
BP’s Macondo Gulf Oil Spill: The Public Was Misled. There Are THREE – Not One – Leaking Wellheads
2012 11 01
BP Had Pretended There Was Only 1 Wellhead During the 2010 Gulf oil spill, BP talked about, filmed, and ultimately announced that it had capped one leaking wellhead. But as we noted at the time: Matt Simmons was an energy adviser to President George W. Bush, is an adviser to the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre, and is a member of the National Petroleum ...
Gay sperm donor ordered to pay child support for daughters 13 years later
2012 11 01
A gay man from Essex who donated his sperm to enable a lesbian couple to have two children, but who was never named on their birth certificate and had no role in their upbringing, is being forced by the Child Support Agency to pay for their support – 13 years after the first child was born. Mark Langridge, who has been ...
Are Delphi Government Funded Projects Simply CIA Propaganda Operations?
2012 11 01
For nearly 80 years, the World Learning International Development, formerly known as the Delphi International Group, has been involved in a variety projects across the globe to, “…empower people and strengthen institutions through education, exchange, and development programs.” (1) However, many people believe that World Learning and its previous guise as Delphi is nothing more than a CIA propaganda factory that ...
New ’100% accurate’ test diagnoses schizophrenics simply by checking their gaze
2012 11 01
Scientists have developed an almost 100 per cent accurate test to detect schizophrenics - by checking their gaze. Impaired eye movement has long been thought to be associated with schizophrenia. Now a new study has reported a model of testing which demonstrated 98 per cent accuracy in distinguishing between those with and without schizophrenia. Using ’simple viewing tests’, researchers at Aberdeen University explored ...
Officer shoots 10-year-old boy with Taser for refusing to clean cop car
2012 11 01
This couldn’t have been the lesson that the Tularosa New Mexico Intermediate School staff were expecting on "career day." Chris Webb, an officer with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, is being sued after allegedly using a Taser on a 10-year-old boy in an attempt to demonstrate what happens when people disobey the police. According to the complaint filed, Webb had ...
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