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December 2012
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Philip Coppens passes away
2012 12 31
We’ve just been informed of the sad news that author and researcher Philip Coppens passed away on Sunday the 30th of December 2012. Philip was a guest on Red Ice Radio on two different occasions. Both interviews will be available for free from this page. From November 20, 2011: Philip Coppens - Hour 1 - The Ancient Alien Question Philip Coppens - Hour ...
DNA of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza to be examined for ’evil’ gene in first study of its kind ever conducted on a mass murderer
2012 12 31
This "gene" will be found in anyone that doesn’t show compliance with the system and remain in a passive state towards authority. Vaccinations to pacify and enforce compliance will be mandatory! Scientists have been asked to study the DNA of Newtown school killer Adam Lanza to see if has an ’evil’ gene that led him to carry out the massacre. The study, ...
Censored, Savile’s private letters to Mrs Thatcher: Files edited two months ago... AFTER child abuse claims surfaced
2012 12 31
Warm relationship: The letter is thought to mark the beginning of a close friendship between Jimmy Savile and Margaret Thatcher. But further correspondence between the pair has been censored because it is ’personal’ or ’confidential’ * Letter from Jimmy Savile to former PM released under 30-year rule * Declares his love for her in gushing 1980 note written following a lunch * Also ...
NYC Times Square Ball Carries "Hope" for 2013
2012 12 30
For over 100 years, the drop of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball has been the emblem of the transition into the New Year. But the Waterford Crystal ball will carry a more profound message this year as we head into 2013. Workers installed 288 new Waterford Crystals on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. Each 4.75 to 5.75 ...
An Afghan Mystery: Why Are Large Shipments of Gold Leaving the Country?
2012 12 30
Packed into hand luggage and tucked into jacket pockets, roughly hewed bars of gold are being flown out of Kabul with increasing regularity, confounding Afghan and American officials who fear money launderers have found a new way to spirit funds from the country. Most of the gold is being carried on commercial flights destined for Dubai, according to airport security reports ...
Zionist regime practising Nazi-style occupation policies
2012 12 30
Adolf Hitler and other top Nazis were fond of saying, "Heute Deutschland, morgen die Welt!" (“Today Germany, tomorrow the world!”), when describing the Nazi Party’s goals for global domination. Many of Israel’s dominant political parties espouse the same goals for Zionism, which many observers believe take a page from the Nazi playbook when it comes to expansion not only in ...
Traitorous Rothschild Zionist Senator Feinstein Seeking to Criminalize Nearly All Firearms, Require Nationwide Registration and Fingerprinting of All Gun Owners
2012 12 30
Comment from David Icke: How ironic that Jews in Germany were banned from owning firearms or ammunition just before the Nazis rounded them up. From naturalnews.com: Friends, patriots and all who believe in freedom: Tyranny has run amok in the U.S. Senate, and a new effort is being led by the traitorous anti-American Senator Dianne Feinstein to criminalize nearly all gun owners ...
The Dianne Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Has Nothing to Do With the Newtown Massacre
2012 12 30
Gun control has been on the minds of our society and politicians over the past year after high profile shootings such as in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo. Just recently the summary of a new Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) being proposed by Sen.
Buried Christian Empire Casts New Light on Early Islam
2012 12 24
Archeologists are studying the ruins of a buried Christian empire in the highlands of Yemen. The sites have sparked a number of questions about the early history of Islam. Was there once a church in Mecca? The commandment "Make yourself no graven image" has long been strictly followed in the Arab world. There are very few statues of the caliphs and ...
The Spirit of Christmas and the End to All Wars: The Christmas Truce of 1914
2012 12 24
The Christmas Truce of 1914 was an initiative of the soldiers on both sides; it was a mark of human solidarity and fraternity against the political and military architects of World War I. The Spirit of Christmas in December 1914 prevailed: “In the front lines, the fraternisation of Christmas Eve is continued throughout the day; not all units know ...
New kind of magnetism discovered: ’Quantum Spin Liquid’
2012 12 24
Following up on earlier theoretical predictions, MIT researchers have now demonstrated experimentally the existence of a fundamentally new kind of magnetic behavior, adding to the two previously known states of magnetism. Ferromagnetism -- the simple magnetism of a bar magnet or compass needle -- has been known for centuries. In a second type of magnetism, antiferromagnetism, the magnetic fields of the ...
Secret Dowsers and Government
2012 12 24
One of the strangest skills and talents allegedly possessed by humans is water-divining, or dowsing as it is more popularly known. Although the ability of the dowser to locate water by non-conventional means is looked on with suspicion and skepticism in some quarters, for many it is an age-old tradition that remains as absolutely relevant and vital today as it ...
’Smart tattoo’ monitors and displays your metabolic stats
2012 12 24
Medical sensors concealed within temporary tattoos could be used by coaches to fine-tune their athletes’ training, a new study claims. Researchers at University of California San Diego invented the sensor, which comes in a thin flexible transfer adorned with a cheerful smiley-face design. ’We wanted a design that could conceal the electrodes,’ says Vinci Hung, a PhD candidate in the University of ...
Christmas Tree DNA: complex conifer genome ’dauntingly huge’
2012 12 24
To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it’s a monster. We’re talking about the conifer, the term for cone-bearing trees like the spruce, fir, pine, cypress and cedar. Apart from their holiday popularity, they play big roles in the lumber industry and in healthy forest ...
United Nations Global Warming Propaganda Exposed
2012 12 24
A new study published by the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change has concluded that the impact of Global Warming on Earths natural resources is much less than predicted and is in fact responsible for improving plant growth and development. The study argues that the United Nations has lied to the public about claims that current temperature ...
The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction
2012 12 21
It’s difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity’s future prospects. Many people would agree that it’s more likely than not that we’ll eventually do ourselves in. And in fact, some astrobiologists theorize that all advanced civilizations hit the same insurmountable developmental wall we have. They call it the Great Filter. It’s a notion that’s often invoked to explain why ...
Mystery animal attacking livestock, removing ears
2012 12 21
A community of farmers in Shelby County have been terrorized over the past few weeks by a mystery animal. The creature has been attacking, but not eating, livestock such as goats and calves. Kevin Cox, a farmer in the area, had already had one animal fall victim to an attack and he said his dogs alerted him of a second, "I heard ...
Danish historian finds unknown Andersen fairy tale
2012 12 21
For years, the somber fairy tale about a lonely candle who wanted to be lit dwelt in oblivion at the bottom of a box in Denmark’s National Archives. Its recent discovery has sent ripples through the literary world because it is believed to be one of the first tales ever written by Hans Christian Andersen. A newly found manuscript of a ...
Elephants survive deadly Siberian cold by drinking vodka
2012 12 21
Circus trainers in Russia claim two of their elephants were saved from the deadly Siberian cold by vodka. Emergency ministry spokesman Alexander Davydov said Friday that the elephants were in a trailer that caught fire Thursday outside the city of Novosibirsk, forcing trainers to take them out into the bitter cold before another truck arrived to deliver them to a warm ...
Spider That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys Discovered
2012 12 21
A spider that builds elaborate, fake spiders and hangs them in its web has been discovered in the Peruvian Amazon. Believed to be a new species in the genus Cyclosa, the arachnid crafts the larger spider from leaves, debris and dead insects. Though Cyclosa includes other sculpting arachnids, this is the first one observed to build a replica with multiple, spidery ...
Firestorm Over New Psychiatry Bible
2012 12 21
The so-called psychiatrists’ bible—the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, or DSM—specifies when people should be given diagnoses of mental disorders, influencing everything from insurance reimbursement to legal definitions of mental illness in court. Last year, planned revisions to the fourth edition of the DSM, now 19 years old, triggered bitter public controversy and worries that psychiatric disorders will be misdiagnosed. Revising the ...
Confirmed: Section of Gotham Renamed “Sandy Hook” in Latest ‘Dark Knight’ Release
2012 12 21
A few days ago we posted an article pointing out that director Christopher Nolan’s latest Batman release “The Dark Knight Rises,” which was recently released on DVD, bizarrely featured a mention of the words “Sandy Hook” (at approximately 1:58). Since that “minor coincidence,” we’ve scoured the Batman movies and pored over various Gotham City maps to find anything that could support ...
Report absolves BBC executives of trying to bury sex-abuse scandal, blames chaos, not coverup
2012 12 21
Institutional chaos and confusion — but not a coverup — were to blame for the BBC’s disastrous handling of pedophilia allegations involving one of its best-known children’s television personalities, an internal review found Wednesday. The review, carried out by former Sky News boss Nick Pollard, absolved BBC executives of trying to bury a potentially embarrassing story, saying that weak management and ...
Man enters different Sandy Hook Elementary School with wood labeled ‘High Powered Rifle’
2012 12 21
A man carrying a two-by-four that was labeled "High Powered Rifle" was arrested at Sandy Hook Elementary School in northern Virginia on Wednesday, five days after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. According to NBC Washington, the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office ...
Take Off Your Inverted Spectrum Glasses: Color’s True Charm is in the Brain
2012 12 20
The human fascination with color never ceases to amaze me. Our perceptual experience is filled with shapes and pitches and textures and timbres and depths and on and on, yet color seems to get the lion share of our excitement and philosophical attention. Color seems somehow more artistic than our other perceptual dimensions; it’s simply wonderful to behold, as evinced ...
The Eve of Destruction? ‘End Times’ with Loren Coleman
2012 12 20
An extravagantly open-minded wuss, I’ll probably spend Friday’s long-awaited “Mayan Apocalypse” wearing one unbroken wince of apprehension. Thank Christ I don’t have a TV – a newsflash’d probably kill me! All the same, I can see that there’s little real reason to worry. For one, we constantly read that the Mayan calendar is apparently cyclical – even NASA has emphasized ...
’End of the Road’ for ACTA in Europe
2012 12 20
The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, which was broadly rejected by the European Parliament earlier this year, had a final nail driven into its coffin: the European Commission has reportedly dropped its plans to get it confirmed by the European Court of Justice. The European Commission, which is Europe’s executive body, said that there is “no realistic chance” that the ...
Is this toilet smart or just creepy?
2012 12 20
What if your toilet kept track of what you do? That’s the idea behind the Lixil Satis toilet, which takes things a step further from heated seats or integrated showers to keep your bottom nice and clean. Hailing from Japan (there’s a surprise…), the Satis toilet connects with your smartphone to not only keep an eye on your daily habits, but ...
Bangladesh factory fire act of sabotage, inquiry says
2012 12 20
A deadly blaze that swept through a Bangladesh garment factory in November was an act of sabotage, the head of an official inquiry said on Monday. A report into the fire, which killed 111 workers, did not suggest who was responsible. A fire that killed 111 workers at a Bangladesh garment factory last month was caused by sabotage and managers ...
Found: Whale Thought Extinct for 2 Million Years
2012 12 20
The pygmy right whale, a mysterious and elusive creature that rarely comes to shore, is the last living relative of an ancient group of whales long believed to be extinct, a new study suggests. The elusive marine mammals inhabit the Southern Hemisphere and have only been spotted at sea a few dozen times. The findings, published today (Dec. 18) in the ...
Criticism in China of failure to report vicious school attack on same day as Newtown massacre
2012 12 20
23 children were wounded by knife-wielding assailant, and it barely made the news. Chinese state media’s failure to properly report an attack on a school in central China — on the same day as last week’s Newtown massacre in Connecticut — is sparking online criticism of official media, with commentators asking why the lives and well-being of Chinese children did not ...
Using insects to search for gold
2012 12 20
Researchers have come up with an environmentally-friendly way to mine for gold in western Australia. Researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia (CSIRO) have found that ant and termite mounds can be used to indicate the presence of gold and other minerals beneath the earth. According to CSIRO, insects could be a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly method of ...
The Winter Solstice - Yule Lore
2012 12 20
The date varies from December 20 to December 23 depending on the year in the Gregorian calendar. Yule is also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere due to the seasonal differences. Yule, (pronounced EWE-elle) is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the ...
Brain Cells Made from Urine
2012 12 19
Human excreta could be a powerful source of cells to study disease, bypassing some of the problems of using stem cells, such as the risk of developing tumors and difficulties in obtaining blood samples from children. Some of the waste that humans flush away every day could become a powerful source of brain cells to study disease, and may even ...
State Dept security chief resigns after Benghazi
2012 12 19
Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, where militants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans on Sept. 11. An administration official said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, Charlene Lamb, ...
U.S. army seeks death penalty in Afghan massacre case
2012 12 19
The U.S. Army said Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of massacring 16 Afghan villagers during pre-dawn raids in March. The announcement followed a pretrial hearing last month for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 39, who faces premeditated murder and other charges in the attack on two villages in southern Afghanistan. Prosecutors said Bales, who grew up in ...
A mummy murder mystery is solved: King’s throat was slit
2012 12 19
Egyptian monarch Ramses III was done in by harem conspirators, researchers believe. Solving a centuries-old murder mystery, researchers say Egyptian King Ramses III’s throat was likely slit by conspirators in his harem. Moreover, the body of the pharaoh’s traitorous son, Prince Pentawere, may have finally been found. This is the mummy of Ramses III. The conspiracy against him is believed to have ...
When Shadow People Attack
2012 12 19
The first thought that crossed Steven Paynter’s five-year-old mind was that someone had broken into the house in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. “Around 1986, my mother took me around the local estate to her friend’s house,” Paynter said. “I believed that she had been burgled because her kitchen – her entire kitchen – was covered, and I do mean covered, ...
Verizon patents targeted advertising method that determines if viewers are laughing, cuddling, sleeping or singing
2012 12 19
’Detection zone’ would extend to telephone conversations, pets Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has filed a patent application for targeting ads to viewers based on information collected from infrared cameras and microphones that would be able to detect conversations, people, objects and even animals that are near a TV. If the detection system determines that a couple is arguing, a service provider would be ...
Anti-Claus and The No-Click Christmas
2012 12 19
Even for New York, this was WEIRD. There were a half-dozen Santa Clauses on Second Avenue getting a sermon from a Midwestern preacher who looked like a cross between televangelist Jerry Falwell and a white-haired Elvis. The Santa crew and their mini-skirted elves were on their way to get drunk (drunker?) with another thousand Santa impersonators at "SantaCon," an ...
Astounding Discovery In Mexico: 13 Individuals With Elongated Skulls Stun Archaeologists, Never Seen Before In Region
2012 12 18
Mexican experts found a cemetery a few thousand years old in the state of Sonora that has features never seen before in that region and extending the zone of influence of the Mesoamerican peoples, said archaeologists from the Institute National Anthropology and History (INAH). A mere 300 meters from the village of Onavas, southern Sonora, was an outdoor grave site, ...
Smart Guns with RFID? "Only the Owner Can Shoot"
2012 12 18
TriggerSmart Childproof RFID Chip Smart Gun A startup company in Ireland has patented a system that uses an RFID reader in the handle of a firearm to ’verify the identity of its owner’. Is this a good idea that keeps us safe, or increased involvement of RFID technology and control in daily lives? Animation: A gun only its owner can shoot ...
Quantum Entanglement Leaps Beyond Einstein --"New States of Light"
2012 12 18
In 1935, Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen, commonly referred to as EPR, published a thought experiment designed to show that quantum mechanics, by itself, is not sufficient to describe reality. Using two entangled particles EPR tried to demonstrate that there must be some hidden parameters that quantum mechanics does not account for. Later John Bell and others showed that ...
UFO hacker Gary McKinnon charges dropped
2012 12 18
Officials in Britain have opted to drop all charges after a legal battle lasting more than a decade. Asperger’s Syndrome sufferer Gary McKinnon’s extradition to the United States was ordered after he was caught hacking in to sensitive government computer systems in an effort to find information on UFOs. The legal ramifications would go on to dominate headlines for years as ...
Scotland’s Mysterious Dog Suicide Bridge
2012 12 18
There are some things in this world that are simply beyond explanation. Like the fact that in the past 50 years, about 50 dogs have jumped to their deaths from the exact same spot on the 100-year-old Overtoun Bridge in Milton, near Dumbarton, Scotland. In 2005, five dogs had jumped in a span of just 6 months. The canine suicide ...
Strange links: Aurora, Hunger Games, Sandy Hook, Batman
2012 12 18
Strange coincidences, or not-so-hidden connections between violent shootings and Hollywood film? Gotham map showing ’Sandy Hook’ bottom left, from BatmanGothamCity.net. For large image, go here. Suzanne Collins, author of ‘The Hunger Games’, lives in Sandy Hook, CT There are rather eerie coincidences as new details emerge about the tragic mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. It turns out that ...
Alzheimer’s drug trial test used for 20 years appears worthless
2012 12 18
What if a test of thinking abilities used to analyze whether Big Pharma drugs can help slow or treat Alzheimer’s weren’t actually accurate? And what if researchers had been relying on this screwed up test for decade upon decade? As amazing as it sounds, that appears to be the case.Research led by Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry ...
Israeli Embassy: "If alive today, Jesus and Mary would be lynched by hostile Palestinians"
2012 12 18
Israel’s diplomatic corps finds itself in hot water after posting an inflammatory message on an official Facebook page. Although the message has now been deleted, this is not the first time Israel has used social media to post controversial views. The message appeared on the IsraelinIreland Facebook page – which is linked to on the official embassy site – on Monday ...
NASA probes crash into moon
2012 12 18
A pair of NASA spacecraft tumbled out of orbit around the moon and crashed back-to-back into the surface on Monday, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior. Engineers commanded the twin spacecraft, Ebb and Flow, to fire their engines and burn their remaining fuel. Ebb plunged first, slamming into a mountain near the moon’s north pole. Its twin, Flow, ...
Gun Control Won’t Stop the Government From Killing, at Home or Abroad
2012 12 17
An official policy of murder. No matter where you stand on the "gun debates" which have intensified after the latest terrible massacre in the US, the discussion seems moot when the US government is discussing it’s own plans to kill people around the world, or even citizens at home. There is profound hypocrisy in a government (and a people) pressing for ...
’I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother’: A Mom’s Perspective On The Mental Illness Conversation In America
2012 12 17
Three days before 20 year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants. “I can wear these pants,” he said, his tone increasingly belligerent, the black-hole pupils of his eyes swallowing the blue irises. “They are navy ...
New study promises to lay mystery of Piltdown man to rest
2012 12 17
The mystery of the Piltdown man hoax may have finally been solved by scientists who have been re-examining the evidence. It was a hoax that fooled some of the most eminent minds in the country and has remained unsolved for 100 years. Now scientists believe they can finally put to rest the mystery of how one of the most famous ...
Head Light: Taking the Psychology Out of Parapsychology
2012 12 17
The existence or otherwise of psi, ESP or whatever you want to call it, is one of those key controversies at the centre of the great consciousness debate concerning whether mind somehow exists beyond the confines of the brain. Hardened materialists say such a notion is nonsense, that psi phenomena such as telepathy simply do not exist and ...
Iceland’s Hörður Torfason – How to Beat the Banksters
2012 12 17
The tiny Nordic European island country of iceland is presently experiencing one of the greatest economic comebacks of all time. After the privatization of the banking sector completed in 200o, the economy was thrown into a tailspin when over a five year period, private bankers borrowed 120 billion dollars (10 times the size of Iceland’s economy). A huge ...
Walking Meditation
2012 12 17
Walking meditation can be just as profound as sitting meditation, and has the advantage of bringing the meditative experience into our activity. There are a number of different walking meditations. Our variation is informal and easy. It allows you to be more present in your body and in the present moment. The simple experience of alternating steps with the left ...
Cancer cells are dormant during chemotherapy
2012 12 17
A team of Toronto cancer researchers have made a breakthrough they say will change the way cancer is studied and even treated. The team, led by stem cell scientist John Dick of The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, has discovered that some cancer cells are able to hide from chemotherapy because they are "dormant", only to reactivate at a later time after ...
Living in a simulated world: Scientists explore the theory
2012 12 17
University of Washington physicists have come up with one way to test whether our universe is a giant computer simulation being run by our descendants. It is entirely plausible, says University of Washington physics professor Martin Savage, that our universe and everything in it is one huge computer simulation being run by our descendants. You, me, this newspaper, the room you’re sitting ...
Humanity vs The Machine
2012 12 17
"This marks the most complex of the year long mural tour of MEAR ONE. Keeping in line with the stream of thought carried throughout the subject matter of each mural, Humanity Vs. the Machine is an homage to the individuals who stand in resistance to authority, oppression, and slavery inflicted on the human soul." Produced by: Roger L. Griffith
DARPA working on sci-fi-style stabilizing foam for wounds
2012 12 14
DARPA’s Wound Stasis program launched in 2010 and is bearing impressive fruit. Wound stasis is meant to stanch internal bleeding and would be aided by a new foam that conforms to the victim’s abdominal cavity. Pre-clinical trials showed improved survival rates for lethal liver injuries that are up to three hours old, from 8% to a whopping 72%. Stabilizing a soldier’s ...
"Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday": Why did NASA release a Mayan apocalypse video TEN DAYS early?
2012 12 14
So confident are NASA that the apocalypse will not happen on December 21st that they have released a video 10 days ahead of schedule entitled ’Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday’. Outlining point by point each of the so called ’myths’ that surround the end of the Mayan calendar, astronomical and planetary experts debunk any notions that the sun will irradiate ...
Connecticut school shooting reportedly leaves 27 dead, including kids
2012 12 14
Gunman said to be 20-year-old with ties to Newtown school. A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school has left 27 people dead, including 18 children, according to an official with knowledge of the attack, in what could be one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still underway. A law enforcement ...
U.S. overseeing mysterious construction project in Israel : Site 911
2012 12 14
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to supervise construction of a five-story underground facility for an Israel Defense Forces complex, oddly named “Site 911,” at an Israeli Air Force base near Tel Aviv. Expected to take more than two years to build, at a cost of up to $100 million, the facility is to have classrooms on Level 1, an ...
Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt Knew
2012 12 14
[December 7, 2012] is the seventy-first anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, an act that brought us into World War II, pushed a reluctant America onto the world stage, and ushered in the age of empire. The official history of that event is that it was a "sneak attack" precipitated by war-crazed Japanese militarists, and that the totally ...
Mayas complain of government banning rituals at archaeological sites
2012 12 14
Maya priests started off ceremonies aimed at marking the end of the current era in the Maya long-count calendar last week, with dancing, incense and rituals designed to thank the gods. The Mayas performed the "New Fire" ceremony at a park in Mexico City, but complained they have been barred by authorities from performing rituals at their ancestral temples in the ...
Shrunken Head DNA Proves Horrific Folklore True
2012 12 14
Genetic analysis of a shrunken head verifies anecdotal accounts of violent head-hunting in South America. A remarkably well-preserved shrunken head has just been authenticated by DNA analysis, which provides strong evidence that anecdotal accounts of violent head-hunting in South America were true. The study, published in the latest issue of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, marks the first successful effort to unveil the ...
China’s Mount Hua pilgrimage incredibly dangerous
2012 12 14
The five peaks of Mount Hua have been vertical sanctuaries for monks, hermits, and spiritual seekers, especially Taoists, for centuries, but to get to them pilgrims must cross treacherous trails, such as those made from links of chain and wooden planks joined by iron staples. And now with winter approaching, it’s the most dangerous time of year to attempt what ...
Nazca Lines May Be a Labyrinth
2012 12 12
Hundreds of vast patterns traced across 80km of plateau in Peru’s Nazca desert have perplexed archaeologists since the markings were rediscovered almost a century ago. The designs, which were drawn between 100 BC and 700AD by scraping away red dust and rock to reveal white ground beneath, clearly resemble geometric shapes or animals including monkeys, humans, birds and fish. But their enormous ...
Mystery orb crash: ’It was like Armageddon’
2012 12 12
Frightened residents in western Sweden reported seeing a bright, blue light racing across the night sky on Tuesday before an orange-coloured orb smashed into the ground in a mysterious phenomenon that has yet to be explained. "It lit up the sky and flew over us, then we heard an explosion," witness Jessica Berg told the Aftonbladet newspaper. "It was very weird. Uncomfortably ...
Psychiatry’s New Rules Threaten to Turn Grieving Into a Sickness
2012 12 12
A controversial change to official psychiatric guidelines for depression has raised fears that grief over the death of loved ones will be classified as clinical depression, turning a basic part of what it means to be human into a recognized sickness. The change, contained in new revisions to the DSM-5, a set of standards used to categorize mental illness, eliminates the ...
Listen to the Music of the Spheres
2012 12 12
Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and philosopher, is credited with saying, “There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.” This idea of the “Music of the Spheres” has endured over the centuries, ultimately informing how Kepler visualized the movements of the planets, which led him to formulate his laws of planetary ...
Polish Plane Crash : TNT after all
2012 12 12
On the 5th of December, Military investigators admitted to Members of Parliament during a sitting of the Justice Committee that some detectors traced TNT in the wreckage of the plane. In another twist to the investigation of 2010 Smolensk aircraft crash, which killed President Lech Kaczynski and a number of other state officials, Polish MPs from the justice committee met with ...
Fabricating WMD “Evidence”: Israeli Covert Operation inside Syria to “Track Chemical Arsenal”
2012 12 12
Israel is conducting a covert cross-border operation directed against Syria in liaison with NATO and the Pentagon. After looking for a “smoking gun” in Iran earlier this year, Israeli special forces are now “tracking” Syria’s “stocks of chemical and biological weapons”, according to The Sunday Times. “The cross-border operation is part of a secret war to trail Syria’s non-conventional armaments and sabotage ...
Clackamas Mall Shooting: Three Dead
2012 12 12
Some eyewitnesses are reporting the Clackamas shooter wore a "Jason" hockey mask. On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, a shooting occurred at the Clackamas Town Center mall, near Portland, Oregon, leaving three dead. The mall attack began at around 3:20 p.m. Specifically, the violence occurred in Clackamas, near the 20 screen multiplex Century movie theater, which is an anchor at the mall. It ...
Militarized Police Respond to Mall Shooting
2012 12 12
A photo shows armed, militarized police responding to a shooting at a mall in Portland, Oregon last night during which three people were killed, including the gunman. The photo (click here for enlargement) was tweeted by Randy Rasmussen, a photojournalist with the Oregonian and also emailed to us by a reader who stated; This picture was retweeted by ...
Manchurian Candidates
2012 12 11
Twelve years ago the parents of an autistic boy won $2.1 Million from the estate of a deceased neuropsychiatrist who had tried to turn the boy into a weapon. Doctor Donald Dudley began treating the boy in 1989 and, in 1990, started injecting him with sodium amytal, attempting to “erase” part of his brain. Dudley intended to fill these erased ...
Unwrapping the mummy – Performance and Science
2012 12 11
Mummies have been objects of horror and fascination in popular culture since the early 1800s at least — over a century before Boris Karloff portrayed an ancient Egyptian searching for his lost love in the 1932 film “The Mummy.” Public “unwrappings” of mummified human remains performed by both showmen and scientists heightened the fascination, but also helped develop the growing science ...
Big Pharma is Trendy and Cool: Olsen Twins’ Designer Bag Covered in Drugs
2012 12 11
Olsen Twins Designer Bag Result of Big Pharma Culture What’s more trendy than Ritalin, Celebrex, and Zoloft? In our Big Pharma culture where pharmaceutical drugs are not just the norm but fully embraced as badges to display to the public, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with one designer to create a‘designer’ bag laced with major Big Pharma ...
The Landfill Harmonic: A recycled orchestra is amazing the world
2012 12 11
Cateura is a small town built on top of a landfill. The families who live there are poor, and the kids face challenges such as drugs and gangs. Now orchestra director Szaran and music teacher Favio are changing the community with the help of some inspired students and remarkable instruments. This is a trailer for a feature length documentary film about ...
In breakthrough, patients’ immune systems attack cancer cells
2012 12 11
In the quest to find a cure for cancer, one dream of researchers has been to find a way to get the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. On Sunday and Monday, at at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology, some doctors at the University of Pennsylvania reported promising results doing just that. Even more surprisingly, they reprogrammed the ...
Vatican Calls for World Government and a New World Order
2012 12 11
The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has called for the establishment of World Government and a New World Order. In a speech made at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on Monday December 3 2012, the Pope called for the “construction of a world community, with a corresponding authority,” to serve the “common good of the human ...
Scientist argues that volcanoes, not meteorite, killed dinosaurs
2012 12 10
Volcanic activity in modern-day India, not an asteroid, may have killed the dinosaurs, according to a new study. Tens of thousands of years of lava flow from the Deccan Traps, a volcanic region near Mumbai in present-day India, may have spewed poisonous levels of sulfur and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and caused the mass extinction through the resulting global warming ...
Syria Government: USA May Be Trying To Frame Us Over Chemical Weapons
2012 12 10
The Syrian regime has written to the UN, warning that it believes the US may attempt to frame it by alleging that it has used chemical weapons on so called “rebels”, as well as innocent civilians. “The U.S. administration has consistently worked over the past year to launch a campaign of allegations on the possibility that Syria could use chemical weapons ...
The Brontosaurus never existed: A tale from the Bone Wars
2012 12 10
This may be old news to dinosaur history experts around the world, but many of us have continued to name check the Brontosaurus, which never actually existed. Still, as NPR reports, the story of how the Brontosaurus legend began is a fascinating tale that sheds light on the far-from-perfect origins of scientific discovery. A 1934 photo showing the "Brontosaurus" wearing the wrong ...
Baltic Crusades Caused Extinctions, End to Pagan Practices
2012 12 10
The Baltic Crusades left major ecological and cultural scars on medieval pagan villages, and new archaeological evidence shows the campaign caused deforestation, pushed species to extinction and may have even ended a pagan practice of eating dogs. From the 12th century to the 16th century, a group of a Germanic Christian knights known as the Teutonic Order waged war against ...
Classic literature to be dropped from high schools in favor of ‘informational texts’
2012 12 10
If you really want to hear about it, new educational standards now approved in 46 out of 50 states mandate that nonfiction books constitute at least 70 per cent of the texts high-school students read. As a result, The Telegraph reports, literature classics such as The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee ...
Eye phone! The contact lens that can receive your text messages
2012 12 10
It may sound like something out of a sci-fi film, but reading text messages off contact lens in the eyes could soon be a reality - bringing a whole new meaning to the term ’instant messaging’. Scientists have developed a new technology that allows electronic messages sent from mobile phones to be directly projected on to contact lens placed in the ...
What is Scientism?
2012 12 10
A scientist, my dear friends, is a man who foresees; it is because science provides the means to predict that it is useful, and the scientists are superior to all other men. --Henri de Saint-Simon Scientism is a rather strange word, but for reasons that we shall see, a useful one. Though this term has been coined rather recently, it is ...
Kate Middleton hospital nurse who answered Aussie prank call found dead
2012 12 07
A nurse involved in a prank telephone call seeking information about the Duchess of Cambridge has died, King Edward VII hospital said Friday. The hospital said Jacintha Saldanha had been a victim of the call made by two Australian radio disc jockeys, who impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to elicit information on the Duchess. Saldanha had transferred the call ...
James Cameron expedition finds weird deep-sea life
2012 12 07
The deepest place on the planet may also hold the clues to the origin of life on Earth. The discovery of microbial mats — bizarre-looking, filamentlike clumps of microorganisms — living off chemicals from altered rocks 35,803 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean comes from samples and video collected by an unmanned lander, part of movie director James Cameron’s ...
Mayans Used Clay Balls for Cooking
2012 12 07
Excavation of a Mayan kitchen in Mexico has yielded numerous fired clay balls that contain microscopic food residue, such as maize, beans, and root vegetables. Seventy-seven balls about 1 to 2 inches in diameter, and hundreds of fragments were discovered at Escalera al Cielo in Yucatán. They are made of local clay and are over 1,000 years old. U.S. researchers worked ...
Researchers Try to Improve Math Skills With Electrical Zaps to the Brain
2012 12 07
New neuroscience research is not only adding to our understanding of math and number processing in the brain, it’s also suggesting a way to improve learning in the math-deficient. A small new study published in Current Biology involved electrical stimulation of the parietal lobe, a part of the brain involved in math learning and understanding. When this area was stimulated, students ...
The Promise of Heaven - Just Pie in the Sky
2012 12 07
There are interesting, even provocative origins to the phrase ’pie in the sky’, an expression which many people still use today. Next time you hear it, you’ll know the strange tale behind it. From Phrases.org.uk: "pie in the sky" Meaning - A promise of heaven, while continuing to suffer in this life. Origin - This is an American phrase and was coined by ...
Group settings can diminish expressions of intelligence
2012 12 07
In the classic film 12 Angry Men, Henry Fonda’s character sways a jury with his quiet, persistent intelligence. But would he have succeeded if he had allowed himself to fall sway to the social dynamics of that jury? Research led by scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute found that small-group dynamics -- such as jury deliberations, collective bargaining sessions, ...
Neuroscientists prove ultrasound can be tweaked to stimulate different sensations
2012 12 06
A century after the world’s first ultrasonic detection device – invented in response to the sinking of the Titanic – Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have provided the first neurophysiological evidence for something that researchers have long suspected: ultrasound applied to the periphery, such as the fingertips, can stimulate different sensory pathways leading to the brain. And that’s just the ...
Painting with the dead: Holocaust victims’ ashes used in Swede’s painting
2012 12 06
It may be one of the most controversial artworks ever created. A Swedish artist has unveiled a painting he made using the ashes of Holocaust victims. The painting has been displayed in a Swedish art gallery. Artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff claims in a statement quoted on the Lund gallery’s website that he’d collected "some ashes from cremation ovens" during a ...
Sushi kills your brain?
2012 12 06
Can eating too much sushi reduce your brain power? Mercury contamination in big fish such as sharks, swordfish and certain types of tuna is on the rise, and smaller traces of the toxic metal may be enough to cause restricted brain development or other health problems for humans who eat them, according to data released Tuesday. "Levels of exposure that are defined ...
Don’t Think The US Military Is Concerned With The Climate? Think Again
2012 12 06
There are still a great many people that cant bring themselves to imagine that the mighty US military would have much if any concern with the state of global climate. Many that can not even begin to believe that the same US military would be actively involved with ongoing climate modification “Manhattan Projects” (global geoengineering programs, SAG and SRM). The ...
Zero Dark Thirty: Bin Laden Revisted – Hollywood Style
2012 12 06
According to Deadline Hollywood, the New York Film Critics Circle has named Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty its film of the year in voting going on right now in New York. Just in time for the holidays, the film presents the dumbed-down American public with yet another ample opportunity to wrap itself tightly in the flag and worship at the alter ...
Shocking Video Shows ’Syrian Rebels’ Testing Chemical Weapons
2012 12 06
(GRAPHIC VIDEO) A shocking You Tube video shows alleged Syrian rebels testing chemical weapons on lab rabbits before making threats to use them against Syria’s pro-Assad Alawite population. The video is particularly pertinent given reports yesterday that claim President Bashar Al-Assad has ordered the Syrian military to load "the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs," ...
Why Finnish school lessons are useless
2012 12 06
Finland may be at the top of the world’s education rankings, but that tells us more about Finnish society than its schools. Finland has once again topped an international education ranking table. This time, the British education firm Pearson has rated Finland the world leader in education. The country has also traditionally had a strong showing in the OECD’s PISA rankings, so ...
A Brief History Of Santa
2012 12 06
A brief history of the modern Santa and how he came to be: Tune into Red Ice Radio, where Bob Curran speaks on the pagan and folkloric origins of Santa, and Michael Dunning talks about Christmas tress and Yule Logs: Bob Curran - Hour 2 - Earth Lights, Modern Interpretations, Tomtar & Troll Bob Curran - Hour 1 - Dark Fairies, Folklore, Spirits ...
French officials ban access to sacred mountain which believers claim will be refuge from ’Mayan apocalypse’
2012 12 06
Fears the end of the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world this coming December have run rife on the internet in recent years. Less well known is the rumour that one particular mountain in south-west France will burst open on that day revealing an alien spaceship which will carry nearby humans to safety. Well, if you were counting on that ...
Gentlemen...Let’s blow up the moon
2012 12 05
How much did the United States hate the Soviets during the Cold War? Enough to blow up the moon, apparently. In what can be classified as ’a fairly bad idea’, US military chiefs drew up a plan aiming to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon which would be seen by the public as a demonstration of strength to other nations ...
Typhoon kills at least 283 in Philippines
2012 12 05
Blocked roads and severed communications in the southern Philippines frustrated rescuers on Wednesday as teams searched for hundreds of people missing after the strongest typhoon this year killed at least 283 people. Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph), battered beach resorts and dive spots on Palawan island on ...
Warrantless surveillance of private property deemed lawful in the US
2012 12 05
Last month, US District Judge William Griesbach ruled that police can lawfully install covert digital surveillance cameras on private property without a warrant. Officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency had entered a property belonging to Marco Magana, which was littered with ‘no trespassing’ signs and behind a locked gate, and installed hidden cameras without the consent or knowledge of either ...
Helicopters of the Mysterious Kind
2012 12 05
There can be very few people – if, indeed, any – with an interest in UFOs, conspiracies, cover-ups, and strange and sinister goings-on of a distinctly weird nature who have not heard of the so-called “black helicopters” or “phantom helicopters” that seem to play an integral – albeit admittedly unclear – role in perceived UFO-connected events. And one of the ...
Breaking Out of the Prisons of the Mind
2012 12 05
Engaging in magick pushes the magickal practitioner to have ever evolving beliefs that are outside of the box. These beliefs include how we think, what we believe in, and the very essence of the nature of language, words, and the structure of thought. Thoughts, words, and symbol sets allow us to understand and define things, but can also act as ...
Iran Disinfo Watch: The AP Gets Thrown Another Curveball
2012 12 05
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the impartial international body in charge of enforcing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and supposedly trustworthy source on Iran’s nuclear program, may have been badly compromised through planted intelligence in an effort to bolster unfounded arguments that Iran is doing work towards a nuclear weapon. The latest evidence to that effect came on November ...
Serbia’s NATO ambassador leaps to death
2012 12 05
Serbia’s ambassador to NATO was chatting and joking with colleagues in a multistory parking garage at Brussels Airport when he suddenly strolled to a barrier, climbed over and flung himself to the ground below, a diplomat said. By the time his shocked colleagues reached him, Branislav Milinkovic was dead. His motives are a mystery. Three diplomats who knew Milinkovic said he did ...
Odd Danske Bank Commercial “A New Normal” Tells You What is Normal in the NWO
2012 12 04
Danske Bank is owned by elite financier Peter Straarup who is a member of the Trilateral Commission (created by David Rockefeller) and of the Bilderberg group. His bank’s latest commercial entitled “A New Normal Demands New Standards” is quite odd, not to say deeply disturbing and upsetting. It basically shows a bunch of things that are supposedly considered “the new ...
Exorcist Hotline Created By Catholic Church, Priests Available To Drive Demons Out
2012 12 04
Priests in Europe may soon be working overtime in their ageless struggle against the dark forces of evil. The Catholic diocese of Milan has created a special exorcism hotline and has doubled the number of exorcism-practicing priests. The BBC reports the number of trained priests has jumped from six to 12 to try and keep up with an apparent increase in calls ...
Will a Secret Private Manned Mission to the Moon Be Announced This Week?
2012 12 04
Internet rumors have been swirling for several weeks of a secret venture backed by private entrepreneurs that would return people to the moon’s surface. It seems that the veil will finally be lifted this week, during a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6. “The Golden Spike Company invites you to attend a game-changing announcement about the future of commercial ...
The Hunt for Genghis Khan’s Tomb
2012 12 04
For centuries historians and treasure seekers have searched for the burial site of history’s most famous conqueror. New findings offer compelling evidence that it’s been found. In the eight hundred years since his death, people have sought in vain for the grave of Genhis Khan, the 13th-century conqueror and imperial ruler who, at the time of his death, occupied the ...
The US Military Wants To Microchip Troops
2012 12 04
DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing illness and disease, the two causes of most troops medical evacuations. What seems like a simple way of cutting costs and increasing efficiency has some ...
Syria: NATO in chemical weapons warning (Pretext?)
2012 12 04
Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has underlined US President Barack Obama’s warning to the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons against its own people. At a Nato foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, Mr Rasmussen said their use would be "completely unacceptable". The foreign ministers are expected to approve the deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries to Turkey. The move is designed to ...
NATO Preparing Psy-Op in Syria
2012 12 04
Internet connections & telecom reportedly failing across Syria, right as NATO has finished preparing their proxy “SNC” and readies for final push. In early summer, NATO had attempted to overwhelm Damascus and Aleppo with a torrent of psychological operations, communication disruptions, foreign terrorists crossing Syria’s borders, and a devastating assassination of top Syrian officials in the heart of Damascus. The idea ...
DNA directly photographed for the first time
2012 12 03
Fifty-nine years after James Watson and Francis Crick deduced the double-helix structure of DNA, a scientist has captured the first direct photograph of the twisted ladder that props up life. Enzo Di Fabrizio, a physics professor at Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro, Italy, snapped the picture using an electron microscope. Previously, scientists had only seen DNA’s structure indirectly. The double-corkscrew form was ...
The New Face of Autism Therapy
2012 12 03
With one in 110 children diagnosed with autism, and therapists in short supply, researchers are developing humanoids to fill the gaps. But can robots help patients forge stronger bonds with people? In a small, sparsely furnished room, a young boy in a black T-shirt backs himself into a corner. He’s cautious. Cameras capture his movements, and microphones record every sound. ...
Dark Knight gunman: ‘Evil therapist programmed me to commit mass slaughter at Aurora cinema’
2012 12 03
The man accused of shooting dead 12 people during a screening of the latest Batman movie said he was programmed to commit the gun rampage by an ’evil therapist,’ a former prison inmate has claimed. James Holmes [left], 24, has been charged with carrying out the killings - and injuring at least 58 others - on July 20, when he allegedly ...
NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post
2012 12 03
"RT talks to William Binney, whistleblower and former NSA crypto-mathematician who served in the agency for decades. Virtual privacy in US, Petraeus affair and whistleblowers’ odds in fight against the authorities are among key topics of this exclusive interview."
Super-Giant Black Hole Baffles Scientists
2012 12 03
Astronomers have spotted an enormous black hole - the second most massive ever - but it resides in a tiny galaxy. The galaxy NGC 1277, just a quarter the size of our own Milky Way, hosts a black hole 4,000 times larger than the one at the Milky Way’s centre. A report in Nature shows it has a mass some 17 billion ...
’Odd Little Creature’ Skips Sex and Eats DNA
2012 12 03
The tiny, all-female bdelloid rotifers have endured the past 80 million years without sex. New research shows that gobbling up foreign DNA from other simple life-forms might be the asexual animal’s secret to survival. In the study, scientists discovered that up to 10 percent of the active genes in microscopic bdelloids comes from bacteria and other organisms like fungi and ...
Russia says West pushing democracy with ’iron and blood’
2012 12 03
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Western states on Saturday of trying to advance democracy abroad through "iron and blood", defending Moscow’s refusal to join nations seeking the exit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Echoing comments made by Vladimir Putin, Lavrov made his sharply-worded address to a foreign and defence policy council meeting two days before the Russian president travels to ...
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