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January 2013
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U.S. virologists intentionally engineer super-deadly pandemic flu virus
2013 01 31
Two American researchers whose efforts to deliberately re-engineer the H5N1 avian flu virus to be more virulent and deadly to humans are now asking that a government-advised moratorium on their controversial research be lifted. According to TIME, the duo alleges that precise details about how it developed the deadly flu strain must be made public, and that its controversial research ...
Chinese Multimillionaire Sells ’Canned Air’ to Residents of Smog-Choked Beijing
2013 01 31
Move over air filters and micro particle filtering masks. Beijing residents now have another option for fresh, clean air. All they need to do is unseal these cans, and a waft of unpolluted air will be instantly available. Chen Guangbiao, Chinese multimillionaire says: "Nothing I do is for fame or for personal benefit. I just want to use the years ...
Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients
2013 01 31
If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases. From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they ...
EPA’s illegal human experiments could break Nuremberg Code
2013 01 31
The Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says no law empowers any judge to stop it from conducting illegal scientific experiments on seniors, children and the sick. That astounding assertion will be tested Friday, when a federal district court in Alexandria decides whether it has jurisdiction to hear claims made by the American Tradition Institute that EPA researchers are exposing unwary and ...
For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
2013 01 31
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga. Siberian summers do not last long. The snows linger into May, and the cold weather returns again during September, freezing the taiga into a still life awesome in its desolation: endless miles of straggly pine and birch forests scattered with sleeping bears ...
Researchers cite ‘dramatic’ increase in CT scans for kids
2013 01 31
Of all the kids who go to emergency rooms in the U.S., about 6 percent are there because of stomach pains, according to researchers analyzing a large national database. And while that 6 percent rate has held steady over the past decade, with anywhere from 2 percent to 8 percent being diagnosed with appendicitis (the number fluctuated without any clear pattern), ...
Kim Dotcom: ’I want to encrypt half of Internet, total govt spying must stop!’
2013 01 31
"In an in-depth interview, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom discusses the investigation against his now-defunct file-storage site, his possible extradition to the US, the future of Internet freedoms and his latest project Mega with RT."
Government in Business - Murray Rothbard
2013 01 31
Murray Newton Rothbard (March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American economist, historian, and political theorist. His work, which refers extensively to Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises, has profoundly influenced the American libertarian movement by formulating a body of thought Rothbard called "anarcho-capitalism" or free-market anarchism. Rothbard wrote more than twenty books and is considered a central ...
Act of War? Israeli Jets Bomb Syria Site
2013 01 30
In what was the first clear instance of aggression by Israel toward Syria, overnight Israeli jets conducted a bombing run over a military site in Syria, targeting what according to Israel was a military convoy heading to Lebanon. As Al Arabiya reports: "Israeli jets bombed a convoy on Syria’s border with Lebanon on Wednesday, sources told Reuters, apparently targeting weapons ...
Bizarre Catacombs, Death Cult? Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy
2013 01 30
If you’ve got a secret yearning to join mummified cadavers, and your tastes lean to the bizarre, you should spend at least an hour at these catacombs under the Capuchins Monastery. Some 350 years ago, it was discovered that the catacombs contained a mysterious preservative that helped mummify the dead. As a result, Sicilians from nobles to maids -- at least ...
DARPA’s 1.8 Gigapixel ARGUS-IS: World’s Highest Resolution Surveillance System
2013 01 30
DARPA and the US Army have taken the wraps off ARGUS-IS, a 1.8-gigapixel video surveillance platform that can resolve details as small as six inches from an altitude of 20,000 feet (6km). ARGUS is by far the highest-resolution surveillance platform in the world, and probably the highest-resolution camera in the world, period. ARGUS, which would be attached to some kind of ...
Hoodwinked at Sandy Hook by Hollywood Hypocrites and Government Hacks
2013 01 30
"Oh, the irony. Armed, security-surrounded and weapon-protected Hollywood Hypocrites demanding a plan from the money-grubbing Law-making Liars of Washington to enforce gun-control laws under the pretense of making people "safer." While they teach the youth of today, by their ACTIONS, that it’s okay to make money from pervasive "gun violence" on the silver screen, they, with their feeble words, COMMAND ...
The Return of COINTELPRO?
2013 01 30
“Democracies die behind closed doors” – Judge Damon J. Keith For 15 years (1956-1971) the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ran a broad and highly coordinated domestic intelligence / counterintelligence program known as COINTELPRO (COunter INTELligence PROgrams). What was originally deemed as a justifiable effort to protect the US during the Cold War from Soviet and Communist threats and infiltration, soon ...
The Holographic Universe
2013 01 30
In the 1950s and 60s inventor Dennis Gabor discovered that when you photograph objects with a split light beam and store the information as wave interference patterns, you get a better image than with ordinary point-to-point intensity photographs. Not only is the captured image clearer, but it is completely three dimensional. “In a classic laser hologram, a laser ...
Hagel Warned Obama Of Rogue Pentagon Leading A ’New World Order’
2013 01 30
Chuck Hagel As Chuck Hagel seeks support for his nomination to become Secretary of Defense, Bob Woodward has released a story about a White House trip the former Senator made in 2009. The Washington Post reports: According to an account that Hagel later gave, and is reported here for the first time, he told Obama: “We are at a time where there is ...
Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet, say researchers
2013 01 30
Comet explosions did not end the prehistoric human culture, known as Clovis, in North America 13,000 years ago, according to research published in the journal Geophysical Monograph Series. Researchers from Royal Holloway university, together with Sandia National Laboratories and 13 other universities across the United States and Europe, have found evidence which rebuts the belief that a large impact or airburst ...
A giant mystery: 18 strange giant skeletons found in Wisconsin - Sons of god; Men of renown
2013 01 29
Here’s one for your "Forbidden Archaeology" file. Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May 1912. The dig site at Lake Delavan was overseen by Beloit College and it included more than 200 effigy mounds that proved to be classic examples of 8th century Woodland Culture. But ...
Learning Fear: Discussion About Toy Nerf Gun Causes Lockdown at Elementary Schools
2013 01 29
A discussion between two children about a toy nerf gun caused a lockdown and a massive armed police response at two elementary schools in the Bronx today in yet another example of how hysteria is sweeping America’s education system in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings. Panicked parents rushed to the two schools on Fulton Avenue and East 174th Street ...
Secret Painting in Rembrandt Masterpiece Coming into View
2013 01 29
Scientists may be one step closer to revealing a hidden portrait behind a 380-year-old Rembrandt painting. The masterpiece, "Old Man in Military Costume" by Dutch painter Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn, resides at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Scientists had noticed the painting bears faint traces of another portrait beneath its surface. Researchers had previously probed the painting with ...
Secret Ingredient: Gatorade Pulls Chemical Component From Popular Drink
2013 01 29
A teenager and an online petition pressure PepsiCo to drop the ’flame retardant’ (BVO) ingredient from their popular line of Gatorade sports drinks. Diet Soda: Sweet Words and Sour Reality Laboratory Beauty vs. Homegrown Beauty
Sea Foam Covers Streets Ten Feet Deep - Coastal Australia
2013 01 29
"Severe weather off Australia’s shores has brought phenomenal volumes of sea foam into eastern coastal towns and cities. The curious anomaly has brought the throngs outdoors for some Australian January summertime fun."
The FBI Brainwashed My Son
2013 01 29
Father of Ore. terror suspect says teen suffered identity crisis when ‘FBI brainwashed my son’ The father of an Oregon terrorism suspect says his then-teenage son was suffering an identity crisis and enduring a troubled home life when the FBI “brainwashed” him. This file image released Nov. 27, 2010, by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office shows Mohamed Osman Mohamud. An attorney for ...
’Smart Highways’ and Photoluminescence
2013 01 29
’Glowing lanes’ on highways could spell the end of costly street lighting, according to a Dutch designer. Daan Roosengaarde’s ’Smart Highway’ involves photoluminescent paint markings on roads that are charged in sunlight and glow at night to denote lanes.
Sweden’s Gender War - The Insanity of State Feminism
2013 01 29
The Gender War (Könskriget) is a 2005 TV documentary by journalist Evin Rubar about radical feminism’s influence on Swedish politics. It shows how completely out of control feminism has gotten in Sweden. Feminist and journalist Helene Bergman recently wrote that Swedish state feminism is devoid of common sense and reason, referring to the absurdity of Julian Assange’s rape charges in ...
’Quantum smell’: Making Scents of it All
2013 01 28
A controversial theory that the way we smell involves a quantum physics effect has received a boost, following experiments with human subjects. It challenges the notion that our sense of smell depends only on the shapes of molecules we sniff in the air. Instead, it suggests that the molecules’ vibrations are responsible. A way to test it is with two molecules of the ...
Israel admits forcing birth control shots on Ethiopian women
2013 01 28
After Israel was accused of forcing Ethiopian women to accept injections of the contraceptive Depo-Provera in an attempt to lower birth rates among black immigrants, an official has for the first time admitted use of the drug among Ethiopian women. In a letter to the Israeli Health Ministry Director General Prof. Ron Gamzu, Sharona Eliahu-Chai of the Association of Civil Rights ...
Trove of Ancient Skulls Found in Mexico: Mass Sacrifice?
2013 01 28
A grisly discovery has been unearthed in Mexico. A trove of skulls, dating back to between A.D. 600 and 850, have been found without their bodies in what archaeologists suggest was a mass human sacrifice. From LiveScience.com: The find, described in the January issue of the journal Latin American Antiquity, was located in an otherwise empty field that once held a ...
Sandy Hook shooter died day before shootings?
2013 01 28
TheIntelHub Note: In no way is the author of this article claiming that there were no victims shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, rather the article points out a complex false flag operation with very real victims. It is also important to note that this matter is still currently under open investigation by theintelhub.com, please send ...
Reported US Drone Strikes Have Revealed Disturbing Trend - ’Double Tapping’, Killing First Responders
2013 01 28
NYU student Josh Begley is tweeting every reported U.S. drone strike since 2002, and the feed highlights a disturbing tactic employed by the U.S. that is widely considered a war crime. Known as the "double tap," the tactic involves bombing a target multiple times in relatively quick succession, meaning that the second strike often hits first responders. A 2007 report by ...
Brazil Club Fire Kills 245, Police Make Arrests
2013 01 28
A fire swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 245 people and leaving at least 200 injured, police and firefighters said. Police Maj. Cleberson Braida told local news media that the 245 bodies were brought for identification to a gymnasium in the city of Santa Maria. That toll apparently would make it the deadliest nightclub fire ...
Extraterrestrial Life: Exopolitics being discussed at Davos?
2013 01 25
In December 2012 the Prime Minster of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, caused a stir by speaking straight-faced to reporters about extraterrestrial beings. In a candid moment after a televised interview, he made statements to a reporter that instantly got the attention of many. ExoNews.org reports: After completing an on-air interview with five television reporters on December 7, 2012, Prime Minister Medvedev continued to ...
Four-strand DNA structure found in cells
2013 01 25
Unusual nucleic-acid structure may have role in regulating some genes. There is no more iconic image in biology than that of DNA’s double-stranded helix, which coils and supercoils on itself to form dense chromosomes. But a quite different, square-shaped type of DNA structure can easily be created in the laboratory by the folding of synthetic DNA strands rich in guanine, one of ...
Violence flares on anniversary of Egypt uprising
2013 01 25
Two years after Egypt’s revolution began, the country’s schism was on display Friday as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. With the anniversary, Egypt is definitively in the new phase of its upheaval. From the revolt that began Jan. 25, 2011 and led ...
German court rules internet "essential"
2013 01 25
A German court ruled on Thursday that people have the right to claim compensation from service providers if their Internet access is disrupted, because the Internet is an "essential" part of life. The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe made the ruling after hearing the case of a man who was unable to use his DSL connection, which also offered a ...
Why did men stop wearing high heels?
2013 01 25
For generations they have signified femininity and glamour - but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men. Beautiful, provocative, sexy - high heels may be all these things and more, but even their most ardent fans wouldn’t claim they were practical. They’re no good for hiking or driving. They get stuck in things. Women in heels are ...
Luddites: They raged against the machine and lost
2013 01 25
Their name is synonymous with futile attempts to roll back technology _ and with fuddy-duddies who can’t figure out how to use the iPhone. The Luddites were British textile artisans who 200 years ago smashed the mechanized looms they thought threatened their jobs. They weren’t the first to attack machines. They are named after a man who probably didn’t exist. And their ...
Starchy diet may have transformed wolves to dogs
2013 01 25
Even the most illustrious canine breeds can probably trace their heritage to junkyard dogs. That’s the conclusion of a new study aimed at finding the genetic changes that transformed wild wolves into domesticated dogs. Dogs can digest carbohydrates better than wolves can, and gaining that ability may have been an important step in taming the animals, evolutionary geneticist Erik Axelsson of ...
Have We Raised A Generation Of Young Men That Do Not Know How To Be Men?
2013 01 25
Have we completely and totally failed an entire generation of young men?  Have we failed to equip them with the tools that they need?  Have we raised an entire generation of young men that do not know how to be men?  Today, young adult men are nearly twice as likely to live with their parents as young adult women are, ...
American Women Are Being Destroyed By The Sexual Revolution And Our Promiscuous Culture
2013 01 25
Has the sexual revolution been good for American women?  Not at all.  In fact, when you look at the facts it becomes clear that the sexual revolution has been an absolute disaster for American women.  In the United States today, men have been trained to primarily view women as sex objects, and our culture has become exceedingly promiscuous.  As a ...
Davos: CEO of JPMorgan says you don’t need to know how banking works, it’s too complex to explain, just shut up and pay us.
2013 01 24
Jamie Dimon in Davos Switzerland today explaining why people don’t need to know what’s going on in the banking world. It’s too “complex.” Just know that their fee comes from managing this ball of financial confusion. And that’s all you need to know. There, don’t you feel better? I mean it’s not like the world bailed out the whole banking system ...
44th President Syncs With Four Oaths
2013 01 24
The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama is a man of symbolism. Perhaps no other number is more synchromystical in his life that "4." President Obama takes his 4th oath of office for the President of the USA, on January 21, 2013, the symbolically significant Martin Luther King Day. Obama was born on August 4, 1961. He married ...
Common pesticides ’can kill frogs within an hour’
2013 01 24
New research suggests the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the global decline of amphibians Widely used pesticides can kill frogs within an hour, new research has revealed, suggesting the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the catastrophic global decline of amphibians. The scientists behind the study said it was both "astonishing" and "alarming" ...
Why Time is a Social Construct
2013 01 24
“What time is it?” is not a question that usually provokes a lot of soul-searching. It’s generally taken for granted that even if we don’t know the correct time, a correct time does exist and that everyone on the planet—whatever time zone they happen to be in—follows the same clock. University of Missouri management scholar Allen Bluedorn believes time itself is ...
Fractal Minds and the Sacred Cosmology : Neuroscience & Psychology meets Esoteric Religion
2013 01 24
"In this presentation Wai H. Tsang examines what it is that we’re actually doing in our lives and explains what is the underlying process behind all our behaviour. This talk will build on and complement a previous talk ’2012 and the Fractal Brain Theory’, but will also be standalone; essential points from the previous presentation will be recapped. Whereas the ...
Sharia Zone: ’Religious Police’ Patrol UK Streets
2013 01 24
RT reports on an incident which has caused simmering anger in an already volatile situation in England: Police in the UK have arrested two men who are said to be part of a vigliante group calling themselves the ’Muslim Patrol’. Clips posted on Youtube show the youths walking around East London confronting people and telling them to obey Sharia law. Source: ...
"Gravitinos" - Will They Unlock the Mystery of Dark Matter in the Universe?
2013 01 23
Astrophysicists have known for the last 80 years that most of the universe consists of an unknown, dark matter. The solution to the mystery may now be just around the corner. "We are looking for a new member of our particle zoo in order to explain dark matter. We know that it is a very exotic beast. And we have ...
“Guard cats” in public service
2013 01 23
The State Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg ‘hires’ cats to protect its artworks against rodents. The so-called ‘guard cats’ go unnoticed as they dwell in the attics and basements, away from the tourist eye. The museum administration has been ‘employing’ these highly skillful ‘guards’ ever since the museum was founded in 1764. Even though nowadays rats and mice can easily be ...
The Conflict in Mali Has Nothing to Do With Fighting Terrorists
2013 01 23
Another Western nation and former colonial power, has engaged in yet another conflict with an African country, bombing from the air and attacking from the ground. We are told that France is fighting in Mali to push back ’Islamist’ rebels (not too comfortable with the word ’Islamist’, I’ve never heard of a Christianist) who are extremists, terrorists and fanatics - ...
David Cameron pledges referendum on EU (He won’t stick to it)
2013 01 23
Britain’s prime minister has promised a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the European Union or leave if he wins the next election. EU membership has sparked heated debate in the UK for four decades. Now with the anti-EU party UKIP making headway David Cameron has promised a straight ‘in or out’ vote. “Today, public disillusionment with the EU is at ...
Escaping the Clutches of Helplessness
2013 01 23
We can all feel fragile at times, fading feebly in and out like a tiny sparkle in the vast firmament. It’s easy then to feel helpless, overlooked, insignificant, and unappreciated. An entanglement in helpless feelings can certainly dampen our light, leaving us afraid to be venturesome. We can feel befuddled, overwhelmed, or exhausted, buffeted about by the winds of misfortune. Disappointment, ...
Flu vaccine backlash: 800 children in Europe develop narcolepsy after swine flu vaccine
2013 01 23
Hundreds of European children have developed the sleep disorder after being vaccinated with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine. Eight hundred children in Europe have developed narcolepsy after taking the swine flu vaccine, according to Reuters. Reuters reported the children in Sweden and across Europe came down with the sleep disorder after being vaccinated with the Pandemrix H1N1 vaccine which is made ...
Stealth Hoodie Hides Wearer From Drones
2013 01 23
Surveillance cameras are ubiquitous, especially in the U.K.. and in the United States, Congress has already approved the use of drones for domestic surveillance. Then there’s the “Stingray” tool used by the FBI to track cell phones. It’s enough to make even those who’ve gotten nothing hide feel nervous. New York-based artist Adam Harvey doesn’t like it one bit. So he’s ...
BRYN CELLI DDU: The Welsh Stonehenge
2013 01 22
An enigmatic and well preserved Stone Age burial chamber in Wales may be more closely associated with Stonehenge than anyone previously realised Viewed from the nearest road it doesn’t look too impressive. A circular, raised mound the size of a small house in the middle of some cattle-grazed fields on the Isle of Anglesey off the northwest tip of Wales. But ...
Wanted: An “extremely adventurous female human” to give birth to a Neandertal
2013 01 22
German magazine Der Spiegel has just published an interview with geneticist George Church in which he talks about his work as a biologist and his idea of making humans resistant to all viruses. But he also addresses a topic we’ve discussed before: The idea of cloning a Neandertal. Church, the author of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves, ...
Davos 2013: Green Governance To ’Save the World’
2013 01 22
The World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland annually since 1971 self-describes on their website as "independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." In practice, world leaders of business, banking, and politics gather behind closed doors and cement plans to ...
Mind Control, Not Gun Control
2013 01 22
Mind Control: refers to a process in which a group or individual "systematically uses unethically manipulate methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated". (wikipedia) Newspeak was a term coined by George Orwell, which he said was created to “provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental ...
New Italian Tax System: Police State Tactics?
2013 01 22
The Italian authorities have been accused of resorting to police state-style tactics with the introduction of a new weapon to hunt down the nation’s many tax dodgers. The new procedure makes it possible to scrutinise any family’s spending pattern, and compare this with what it says it earns. Tax evasion in Italy has been a chronic problem for generations. The authorities say the ...
Ancient Martian lake fed by groundwater
2013 01 22
A U.S. spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, NASA said. Spectrometer data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows traces of carbonate and clay minerals usually formed in the presence of water at the bottom of the 1.4-mile (2.2-kilometer) ...
First Amendment Terrorist: Pentagon Says Protests Are Acts of “Low Level Terrorism”
2013 01 21
Watch how this works. First, the government responds to the September 11th attack by passing the Patriot Act, which is purportedly designed to protect us from foreign terrorists. Most of America cheers it on, never realizing that within the act is a broad definition for something categorized as domestic terrorism, or “activities that appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, or to influence ...
Bradley Manning Denied Whistleblower Defense. Faces Life in Military Prison under Espionage Act
2013 01 21
The defense team for Army Private Bradley Manning will not be allowed to present evidence of his motives behind the intelligence leaks for which he faces 22 charges, a military judge ruled Thursday. The ruling, which is not available to the press or the public, underscores the fraudulent and anti-democratic character of the entire case. The 25-year-old soldier is accused of ...
Another Word for Propaganda
2013 01 21
Why aren’t film director Kathryn Bigelow’s claimed government sources, including employees of the CIA, in jail like Pfc. Bradley Manning? Or, at the very least, being investigated for their role in one of the most damaging leaks of national security information in U.S. history? How did the Japanese-owned Sony Corporation that released Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” gain access to information on ...
DNA Technique Reveals Looks of Long-Dead Humans
2013 01 21
The color of the eyes and hair of ancestors dead for hundreds of years can now be revealed from their DNA alone, researchers say. These findings suggest investigators not only can uncover new details from centuries-old human remains, but can also help identify crime victims, scientists added. By comparing genomes across thousands of people, researchers identified genetic variations at 24 different points ...
Personal Genomes Could Soon Be Public Information
2013 01 21
Gene detectives ID ’anonymous’ men in registry Gene detectives identified seemingly anonymous men in a genetic sleuthing study, with about 12% accuracy, using public gene records to triangulate on their last names. Scientific sleuths identified 12% of "anonymous" men in a genetics registry with publicly available genealogy records. The report raises privacy concerns in an era when more and more genetics data ...
Soros Criminal Conviction Exposes "Human Rights" Scam
2013 01 21
Soros leverages "human rights" for personal gain - as does his global NGO empire. Bloomberg’s report, "Soros Loses Case Against French Insider-Trading Conviction," indicates that an appeal based on a "human rights" violation against Wall Street speculator George Soros has been rejected by the "European Court of Human Rights." Soros, who was convicted and fined for insider trading in 2002 ...
White House responds to secession petition, says Texas doesn’t have right to leave the US
2013 01 21
Bad news for thousands of people who wanted to see Texas secede: The state is still in the U.S. The White House has responded to a petition asking that Texas be allowed to break away from the country, saying the Founding Fathers who created the nation “did not provide a right to walk away from it.” More than 125,000 people signed the ...
Vatican Welcomes Obama Gun Control Proposal
2013 01 21
The Vatican praised President Barack Obama’s proposals for curbing gun violence, saying they are a "step in a right direction." The Vatican’s chief spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Saturday that 47 religious leaders have appealed to members of the U.S. Congress "to limit firearms that are making society pay an unacceptable price in terms of massacres and senseless deaths." "I am ...
Bulgarian politician survives apparent point-blank assassination attempt
2013 01 21
A prominent Bulgarian politician survived what appeared to be a dramatic point-blank assassination attempt on Saturday, when an unidentified man pointed a gas pistol at his head and fired in front of hundreds of horrified onlookers. Ahmed Dogan, leader and founder of the influential liberal Bulgarian political party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, was delivering an address at the party’s annual ...
Georgia may jagger dressed up as a demon lizard for her 21st birthday party
2013 01 19
She’s used to showing off startling looks for the camera but on Friday night Georgia May Jagger decided on a very different look for her birthday party and dressed up as a demonic lizard. The beauty, who turned 21 on January 12, made a startling entrance at the venue in East London, where her bash was being held. Georgia emerged from ...
Rockefeller Global Tentacles Exposed in 1959 by the Soviet Union
2013 01 18
The Rockefeller global oil and banking empire has been the subject of much critical commentary on the Internet. However, the Rockefeller Octopus’s tentacles into every facet of America’s banking, oil (through their control of Standard Oil), military, educational, and foreign policy apparatus was exposed in a monograph prepared by the Soviet Union in 1959. An English translation of the Soviet ...
Serial cow killers baffle French farmers
2013 01 18
Who is slaughtering all the cows? That is the question being asked in the quaint village of Reignac, in Bordeaux’s famous wine region in the south west of France. Since late November last year police have received reports of seven violent attacks against farm animals, leaving local farmers furious and increasingly concerned. In a bid to stem the bloodletting farmers ...
FBI Uses Portable Device to Track Cell Phone Users
2013 01 18
Even on dry land, Americans should fear the stingray. Not the flat cartilaginous fishes related to sharks, but the secret government surveillance device that not only tracks suspected criminals but also intercepts the private information of law-abiding citizens who happen to be nearby. Now, because of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and lawsuit brought by the Electronic Privacy ...
IBM Watson Starts using Swear Words, Gets HardDrive Wiped by Creators
2013 01 18
IBM has learned a rather strange lesson when it comes to teaching artificial intelligence (AI) enabled supercomputers to understand the subtlety of slangs used humans as it was recently revealed by Eric Brown that they had to develop a filter to keep Watson from swearing. The head researcher at IBM had an idea of training Watson to understand natural language as ...
The Death of Dr. Kelly: An Open Case
2013 01 18
"This documentary studies the suspicious death of Dr. David Christopher Kelly, an internationally recognized British authority on biological weapons, after his claims before the Iraq war."
Russia plans to land on moon in 2015
2013 01 18
Russia will resume a long-dormant quest to explore the moon by sending an unmanned probe there in 2015, the head of the space agency was quoted as saying on Tuesday. The craft, called Luna-Glob, or Moon-Globe, will be carried by the first rocket to blast off from a new facility that Russia is building in its far eastern Amur region, Roskosmos ...
YELLOW artificial snow made from sewage-water disgusts public, turns off skiers
2013 01 18
After a decade of legal battles, a ski resort in Northern Arizona recently became the first in the world to make artificial snow totally out of sewage effluent. On Dec. 24, Arizona Snowbowl fired up its snow guns for the first time, and to everyone’s surprise, the snow that blasted onto the mountain was yellow. The discolored snow has sharpened an ...
The Strange History of Robert Bigelow, Who Just Sold NASA Inflatable Space Station Modules
2013 01 18
NORTH LAS VEGAS—An inflatable space pod to be attached to the International Space Station in a couple of years will be like no other piece of the station. NASA is contracting a private company to build an inflatable space pod for the International Space Station. Instead of metal, its walls will be made of floppy cloth, making it easier to ...
The Queen Who Would Be King
2013 01 17
A scheming stepmother or a strong and effective ruler? History’s view of the pharaoh Hatshepsut changed over time. It was a hot, dusty day in early 1927, and Herbert Winlock was staring at a scene of brutal destruction that had all the hallmarks of a vicious personal attack. Signs of desecration were everywhere; eyes had been gouged out, heads lopped off, ...
Multiple Paths Lead To One World Government
2013 01 17
That we live in a world of “Agenda Politics” is absolutely clear. Governments come and go, but the agenda never changes. Policies left incomplete by one government are taken up with gusto by the next. Civil servants get involved in writing party manifestos. One of the most obvious of the agendas that our politicians are pushing is that of “World Government”. ...
Diet Soda: Sweet Words and Sour Reality
2013 01 17
In an age of free and easy information people are becoming more aware of what they’re putting into and onto their bodies. The multitudes are waking up to the pluses and perils of food, drink, cosmetics and a litany of other products that get packaged and pushed onto us daily. How do you like me now? What if I stand like this? Coke ...
Storms Reveal Iron Age Skeleton
2013 01 17
A series of storms that hit Scotland’s Shetland Islands over the holidays revealed what archaeologists believe could be 2,000-year-old human remains. Police were initially called to the scene when storms eroded a cliff at Channerwick and exposed the skeleton, but officials soon determined that they wouldn’t have to open a homicide investigation. Local archaeologist Chris Dyer said the ancient skeleton looked ...
DARPA Considers Deploying Technology, Drones On Ocean Floor
2013 01 17
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is investigating ways to store technology, including drones, on the ocean floor until needed by the U.S. Navy. An ongoing challenge for the Navy is anticipating where resources will be needed and distributing them accordingly, knowing it can take days or weeks for its ships to reach a location across the globe. DARPA’s new ...
Military Intervention in Mali: Special Operation to Recolonize Africa
2013 01 17
The military operation in Mali launched on January 11 is another vivid example of special activities aimed at recolonization of the African continent. It’s an orderly and consistent capture of new African territories by Western powers. They have got hold of Sudan by dismembering it (taking away the oil deposits from the major part of the country), the Nigerian oilfields ...
Americans never give up your guns
2013 01 17
These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions. This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of ...
New Discovery Provides Unprecedented Control of Magnetic Fields
2013 01 16
In a new study, physicists have shown that surrounding a magnetic source with a magnetic shell can enhance the magnetic field as it moves away from the source, allowing magnetic energy to be transferred to a distant location through empty space. Note: It is best to read the information provide below more than once, it not several times. It may take ...
"The Sandy Hook Shooting - Fully Exposed"
2013 01 16
This video, posted by ThinkOutsideTheTV, is an examination of evidence reported the day of, and following, the Sandy Hook school shooting of December 14, 2012. So far the video has circulated widely, with 8,698,621 views since January 7, 2012. The mainstream media has gone into official ’reaction mode’, and has been posting stories denigrating the video, those who question the ...
Anger as Norway police drop internal investigation into Utoya mishandling
2013 01 16
The family of a teenager killed by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has reacted angrily after a probe into police’s slow response to the July 2011 twin attacks was dropped. "Apparently, no one will ever learn from the grave mistakes that were made on July 22, not the police nor anyone else," lamented Alf Vederhus who lost his son ...
The South’s Shocking Hidden History: Thousands of Blacks Forced Into Slavery Until WW2
2013 01 16
The horrifying, little-known story of how hundreds of thousands of blacks worked in brutal bondage right up to the middle of the 20th century. On July 31, 1903, a letter addressed to President Theodore Roosevelt arrived at the White House. It had been mailed from the town of Bainbridge, Georgia, the prosperous seat of a cotton county ...
Cameron and Obama’s Hired Thugs Now Butchering Their Way Through Syria
2013 01 16
While they wine and dine in DC and Westminster, their hired hands work overtime to make rivers of blood in Syria. Barak Obama and David Cameron, flanked by their ‘diplomats’ Hillary Clinton and William Hague, are all doing their bit to increase the bloodshed in Syria by backing the FSA rebel, al Qaida jihadist terrorists, who are presently working their way ...
5 Amazing Properties of Sunlight
2013 01 16
Sunlight is well-known to provide us vitamin D, but did you know that it kills pain, keeps us alert at night, burns fat and more... Our biological connection and dependence to the sun is so profound, that the very variation in human skin color from African, melanin-saturated dark skin, to the relatively melanin de-pigmented, Caucasian lighter-skin, is a byproduct of the ...
Could ’Almas’ be surviving Neanderthals ?
2013 01 16
Stories of a species of ’wild man’ have been coming out of Central Asia and Mongolia for years. Similar in concept to Bigfoot or the Yeti, the ’Alma’ or ’Almasty’ is said to be a large hairy hominid that lives in the wilderness. What makes this particular legend different to the others however is the fact that while the more well-known ...
Do Animals Tell Stories?
2013 01 16
A litany of stories is told within the human mind each day. In a form of "mental time travel," we consciously reconstruct past events to help instruct our present actions. For example, you might recall that Aunt Margie’s garlic potatoes, served at your family’s last holiday party, were a little heavy on the cream and butter. After devouring three helpings, you ...
’Red October’: Global cyber-spy network uncovered by Russian experts
2013 01 15
A sophisticated cyber-espionage network targeting the world’s diplomatic, government and research agencies, as well as gas and oil industries, has been uncovered by experts at Russia’s Kaspersky Lab. The system’s targets include a wide range of countries, with the primary focus on Eastern Europe, former Soviet republics and Central Asia – although many in Western Europe and North America are also ...
Infanticide in paradise?
2013 01 15
A recent paper presented at the January 2013 Archaeological Institute of America conference by Anthony Tuck of U Mass Amherst entitled “Evidence for treatment of perinatal deaths in Etruscan central Italy,” has caused something of a stir. Infants thrown out as rubbish Poggio Civitate in Tuscany is a lavish Etruscan site dating back to 700 BCE and has been excavated over ...
McDonald’s Set to Become the Biggest Children’s Book Distributor in the UK
2013 01 15
Is there an activity that combines whooping and weeping and shaking one’s head at the weirdness and occasionally the wonderfulness of the world?If so, that activity would make an apt reaction to the following news: McDonald’s restaurants across the U.K. are going to start distributing books, instead of toys, in their Happy Meals. For the next five weeks, as part ...
The Gold Standard, Chemical Weddings, & the Journey of Zero Distance
2013 01 15
"If you are truthful you will have as much gold as you want." --Greek proverb Extraterrestrial "It is observed of gold, in an old epigram, that to have it is to be in fear, and to want it is to be in sorrow." --Samuel Johnson "There were three things sought by invaders who crossed oceans to discover America. Those were gold, gospel, glory. ...
Colorado Company Plans Pot-Infused Skin Care Line
2013 01 15
Lavender, aloe vera, and now, marijuana? The makers of a new line of lotions promise to light up your skin care routine with a special ingredient: cannabis. The Denver-based company Appothecanna is taking advantage of Amendment 64, the newly-enacted law that legalizes recreational marijuana use in Colorado. Some varieties of the company’s creams, lip balm and body sprays contain cannabis flower ...
Ancient Pompeians Could Go Upstairs to Pee
2013 01 15
The residents of the ancient city of Pompeii weren’t limited to street-level plumbing, a new study finds. In fact, many in the city may have headed upstairs when nature called. Most second floors in the Roman city are gone, claimed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in A.D. 79. But vertical pipes leading to lost second stories strongly ...
Belgium Euthanizes Deaf Twins Going Blind
2013 01 15
Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says. The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14. The men, who ...
Anonymous Hacks MIT in Aaron Swartz’s Name
2013 01 14
The Internet is dealing with the suicide of gifted programmer and activist Aaron Swartz in a variety of ways — but Anonymous is responding with what it does best. Two of MIT’s sites have been hacked into memorials. Spelled out in typical red-on-black hacker script, the defacement requiem doesn’t include much of Anon’s typical bellicose Fuck Everything language. Rather, it calls ...
Who Killed Aaron Swartz?
2013 01 14
Aaron Swartz in 2009. One person remembered him as a “a complicated prodigy.” ”How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?”—Bob Marley “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the ...
Incredible wall of sand whipped up by cyclone hits remote stretch of Western Australia coast
2013 01 14
* Strong winds carried the sand from the Indian Ocean to the north-western town of Onslow * The region was already bracing itself for category-three cyclone when storm hit * It is the latest wild weather to strike the country after days of destructive bush fires in south-eastern Australia An enormous wall of dust has hit part of Australia as residents brace themselves ...
RFK children speak about assassination in Dallas
2013 01 14
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship." Robert F. Kennedy Jr., left, makes comments during the opening minutes of a interview with journalist Charlie Rose in front of a full ...
Extraordinary: New island rises from the sea off German coast
2013 01 14
When reading this article … I considered since many ecological reports have stated that water levels were rising … I thought of the possibility that this island had been there all along .. and a veil or cloaking barrier had just kept it from view … until now New island rises from the sea off German coast An island the size ...
Half of world’s food goes to waste, report says
2013 01 14
Up to half of all the food produced worldwide ends up going to waste due to poor harvesting, storage and transport methods as well as irresponsible retailer and consumer behavior, a report said on Thursday. The world produces about four billion metric tons of food a year but 1.2 to 2 billion metric tons is not eaten, the study by the ...
The Big Picture on Gun Control
2013 01 14
Reality is often complex, and our current situation with regards to gun control is also complex. With the hindsight of history, we can reduce the problem to a simple equation; When a disarmed people falls to tyranny, untold numbers of lives are lost. There is, however, a back-story to each case. Cycles of history have played out. Human nature ran ...
Jimmy Savile was Part of Satanic Ring
2013 01 13
JImmy Savile beat and raped a 12-year-old girl during a secret satanic ritual in a hospital. The perverted star wore a hooded robe and mask as he abused the terrifi ed victim in a candle-lit basement. He also chanted “Hail Satan” in Latin as other paedophile devil worshippers joined in and assaulted the girl at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire. The attack, ...
Sandy Hook fundraising relief page created 3 days before shooting
2013 01 13
As of the time of this writing, if you search on Google for the URL of the United Way Sandy Hook fundraising page (see instructions, below), you will get a Google search result saying the page was created on December 11, 2012. What’s so odd about that? The Sandy Hook shooting took place three days later, on December 14, 2012. If your ...
Swedes eat 70 tonnes of fake beef
2013 01 12
This is a good example that demonstrates how government agencies keep us safe and how they with their rigorous tests manage to ensure that the public aren’t screwed :-) How about someone just test tasting the "pig-beef" and saying ..."WTF is this?" Nearly 70 out of the 100 tonnes of pork fillets that were dyed and labelled as beef tenderloin have ended ...
Abuse "vast, predatory and opportunistic": Savile abused children at hospitals, schools
2013 01 11
Jimmy Savile abused children across six decades at 14 hospitals including Great Ormond Street and a children’s hospice, according to a police report. He also carried out 14 alleged assaults at schools. Commander Peter Spindler of the Metropolitan police said Savile used his fame and celebrity status to "hide in plain sight", adding that he had "groomed the nation". The report into ...
When Proof Is Not Enough: Proof of Heaven and the Problem of Objectivity in Science
2013 01 11
The story is one you’ve heard before: a man slips into a coma and nearly dies. While his body fails, he somehow experiences lights, colors, and landscapes, all while disconnected from his body. Messages are imparted, deep feelings are felt, and then the man is sucked back into the material world. His whole perspective has changed, ...
Robot baby has an expressive face only a programmer could love
2013 01 11
A couple of years ago we gave you a look at the humanoid robot baby known as Diego-san, a disturbing mix of machine efficiency and cherubic cuteness. But back then we only had photos. Now video has emerged of the robot, and the effect is surprisingly realistic. Developed by the University of California San Diego’s Machine Perception Lab, with funding from ...
Talk About Politicizing Intelligence! Meet John Brennan, CIA Chief Designee
2013 01 11
John O. Brennan, nominated by President Obama to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is a crafty character. Not surprising for a spy. The Washington Post says that his nomination may generate a debate about the policy of using drones to kill terror suspects, and that there’s some dispute about what Brennan’s position was on the use of ...
Even More Mystery Booms Reported in Utah, California (Updated)
2013 01 11
They showed up this week in Oklahoma, were then recorded in Massachusetts, and one reader even reported them in Indiana, but it seems that the “Mystery Booms” are still going strong with new reports coming out of the West Coast. The first new set of strange explosions were heard in Weber County, Utah last night around 9:00 PM, prompting hundreds of concerned ...
Goodbye Apophis? 2036 asteroid collision ‘effectively ruled out’
2013 01 11
The possibility that a 325-metre-wide asteroid will impact Earth in 2036 has been “effectively ruled out” based on new data leading up to yesterday’s flyby, NASA scientists announced. When the asteroid, named Apophis after a demon from Egyptian mythology, was discovered in 2004, scientists estimated a 2.7% chance of impact in 2029 – the highest ever seen for an asteroid. While the ...
Democracy, Terrorism and the Secret State
2013 01 11
From the Era of Gladio to the War on Terror “You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, unknown people far from any political game. The reason was quite simple – to force the people to turn to the state for greater security.” - Vincenzo Vinciguerra The nature, necessity and scope of the miscellany of powers exercised by the state ...
The FBI Has Program That Scans Emails For 3,000 Suspicious Phrases
2013 01 10
Given how notorious Wall Streeters are for writing embarrassing e-mails that are later used against them in court (see: Libor scandal), they should really take note of this news. The FBI has developed new software that scans e-mails for buzz words and phrases that indicate the sender (and receiver) or said mail are up to no good, the FT reports. There are over ...
Basel Banksters: Secretive elite group pulls strings of finance
2013 01 10
"As the economic crisis continues to rage on, regulators are coming under fire for making banks’ lives easier rather than the people’s. And it appears the wider public knows little of how and where the big decisions about the global financial future are being made"
The Little-Known Legend of Jesus in Japan
2013 01 10
A mountain hamlet in northern Japan claims Jesus Christ was buried there On the flat top of a steep hill in a distant corner of northern Japan lies the tomb of an itinerant shepherd who, two millennia ago, settled down there to grow garlic. He fell in love with a farmer’s daughter named Miyuko, fathered three kids and died at the ...
Greenland’s Viking settlers gorged on seals
2013 01 10
Greenland’s Viking settlers, the Norse, disappeared suddenly and mysteriously from Greenland about 500 years ago. Natural disasters, climate change and the inability to adapt have all been proposed as theories to explain their disappearance. But now a Danish-Canadian research team has demonstrated the Norse society did not die out due to an inability to adapt to the Greenlandic diet: an ...
Astronomers Discover a Planet Almost Identical to Earth
2013 01 10
Just over a week after astronomers boldly announced that they would discover an Earth twin elsewhere in the universe within the year, NASA’s Kepler telescop spotted a pretty good candidate. Unglamorously named KOI 172.02 -- KOI stands for Kepler Object of Interest -- this planet is the most Earth-like planet astronomers have discovered yet. The differences are slight. It’s roughly ...
The plant skyscrapers: Giant greenhouses in a new age of farming
2013 01 10
Crops could soon be grown in greenhouses the size of skyscrapers in city centres across the country, it has been claimed. Birds Eye and other food producers are investigating building ‘plantscrapers’, which could accommodate hundreds of storeys worth of crops, in a bid to make farming more economical, sustainable and meet increasing demand. The ‘vertical farms’ would use an innovative feeding system ...
Leading Environmental Activist’s Blunt Confession: I Was Completely Wrong To Oppose GMOs
2013 01 10
If you fear genetically modified food, you may have Mark Lynas to thank. By his own reckoning, British environmentalist helped spur the anti-GMO movement in the mid-‘90s, arguing as recently at 2008 that big corporations’ selfish greed would threaten the health of both people and the Earth. Thanks to the efforts of Lynas and people like him, governments around the ...
A Whole New World (Order): Disney’s RFID Tracking Bracelets
2013 01 09
Disney World’s RFID Tracking Bracelets Are A Slippery Slope, Warns Privacy Advocate By Christopher Zara | IBTimes.com Disney wants to show you a whole world, but not everyone is feeling the love. On Monday, the Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) announced an ambitious plan to transform the visitor experience at its Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. The MyMagic+ program, which will ...
Pentagon develops UFO-like airship
2013 01 09
Designed by Aeroscraft in conjunction with the Pentagon, the ’Pelican’ looks more like Thunderbird 2 than a traditional airship. Designed to carry up to 10 tons of cargo across large distances the ship uses a fraction of the fuel of a standard aircraft. The Pentagon is also hoping that in the future such ships will be useful for surveillance and ...
One Entrance, Two Paths: The Noble and Service Routes in the Great Pyramid
2013 01 09
Follow Pharaoh Khufu’s funeral procession into the Great Pyramid where we learn the layout of the two very different routes to the King’s Chamber—one used by the workers in the construction of the vast monument, and one created for the sole purpose of the king’s last journey from his Valley Temple to the burial room. This is the seventh article in ...
Poland Bans Genetically Modified Crops
2013 01 09
The North-Eastern European country, Poland, has become the latest EU nation to ban the production of genetically modified (GM) crops, although, the European Food Safety Authority has approved GM crops as being safe for cultivation. Poland’s Ministry of Agriculture has opted to take advantage of a special ‘safeguard clause’ which allowed them to reject these GM crops, allowing Poland ...
Ice on Titan’s Lakes: "May Host an Exotic Form of Life" says NASA/JPL
2013 01 09
A new paper by scientists on NASA’s Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbon on Saturn’s moon Titan. The presence of ice floes might explain some of the mixed readings Cassini has seen in the reflectivity of the surfaces of lakes on Titan. "One of the most intriguing ...
World’s oldest pills treated sore eyes
2013 01 09
In ancient Rome, physicians treated sore eyes with the same active ingredients as today. So suggests an analysis of pills found on the Relitto del Pozzino, a cargo ship wrecked off the Italian coast in around 140 BC. "To our knowledge, these are the oldest medical tablets ever analysed," says Erika Ribechini of the University of Pisa in Italy, head of ...
Dreams of Prophecy: Evolution and the Biology of Psychic Phenomenon
2013 01 08
In the modern world, the mystery of psychic phenomena seems to coexist alongside itself, straddling rather fractured grounds between doubt and believability. While science still remains unable to prove conclusively that certain individuals can see into the future or read the minds of others, there nonetheless seem to be instances where “proof” exists, supporting that these things can, and often ...
Obama signs Pentagon bill maintaining Guantanamo and military detention
2013 01 08
For the second year in a row, President Barack Obama has signed into law a Pentagon funding bill that allows for the indefinite military detention of anyone, including American citizens, without charges, while barring the shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The signing of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Wednesday puts paid to the predictions by the administration’s ...
The American Security Council
2013 01 08
Cold War joint CIA-FBI-Pentagon front with extensive ties to death squads, drug trafficking, pedophile entrapment networks and other criminal covert operations. ""My son was tortured to death in front of my eyes," she finally told me one day, "to force me to tell them where some students were hiding. ... I didn’t know, but they killed him anyway. ... He was ...
AIG Is Thinking About Suing the Government for Bailing It Out
2013 01 08
It’s been almost five years since AIG’s stock dropped 60 percent in a day leaving the company doomed to failure, when Uncle Sam swooped in with $182 billion to rescue it. But AIG must have a short memory, because on Monday night news emerged that the insurance company is actually thinking about suing the U.S. government over the bailout that ...
Jihadist Terrorists Became Beloved Rebels In The Public Imagination
2013 01 08
When President Obama announced that he ordered the death of Bin Laden, an untruthful claim, his zombie-like followers gathered at the White House to cheer the end of Al-Qaeda’s decade of terror. But, while they were busy cheering, their leader was secretly supporting Al Qaeda in its armed struggle against Assad. This fact was at first suppressed, but now the whole ...
Ivan von Birchan - approached by CIA to murder Swedish prime minister Olof Palme
2013 01 08
The CIA offered Ivan two million U.S dollars cash, in early 1986, to murder Swedens prime minister Olof Palme. With Ivan’s background in the military and as a contractor in Lybia, South Rhodesia, they thought that Ivan was the perfect man for the job. But he said "thanks, but no thanks" and went to the Swedish secret police SÄPO (säkerhetspolisen) and ...
Radioactive Waste Dumped Into Rivers During Fukushima Clean Up
2013 01 08
As the fallout from the Fukushima disaster continues to deepen, more information is being uncovered about the negligence and dishonesty on the part of the government and other responsible agencies. According to The Asahi Shimbun: “Cleanup crews in Fukushima Prefecture have dumped soil and leaves contaminated with radioactive fallout into rivers. Water sprayed on contaminated buildings has been allowed to drain back ...
Tech “guru” Jaron Lanier wakes up to the reality of techno-utopianism lies
2013 01 08
What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web? I couldn’t help thinking of John Le Carré’s spy novels as I awaited my rendezvous with Jaron Lanier in a corner of the lobby of the stylish W Hotel just off Union Square in Manhattan. Le Carré’s espionage tales, such as The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, are haunted by the ...
Are genes our destiny? ’Hidden’ code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code
2013 01 08
A "hidden" code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought, according to the findings of a groundbreaking study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The study, published September 16 in the journal Science, provides the first evidence that an organism’s "epigenetic" code -- ...
Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - First and Foremost a Military Measure
2013 01 08
The Emancipation Proclamation—enacted exactly 150 years ago on Jan. 1, 2013—marked the beginning of the end for slavery in the United States, but historians say that the document was first and foremost a military measure. “As you read the Emancipation Proclamation, you can see that there’s nothing eloquent about it,” said Margaret Washington, professor of history and American studies at ...
Who created Las Labradas petroglyphs?
2013 01 07
Fifty miles north of Mazatlan in Sinaloa State, north west Mexico, there is a beach known as Las Labradas where the rocks are covered in over 600 petroglyphs. Now Mexican investigators have uncovered archaeological sites in the vicinity dating to the Archaic period (2500-1000 BCE) along with another later site that may provide clues to the creators of the Las ...
World’s oldest fossils: Researchers claim bacteria existed on Earth before OXYGEN
2013 01 07
Fossils of bacteria found in Australia are the oldest yet discovered anywhere on Earth and predate the formation of oxygen on our planet, new research claims. The fossils found in north-west Australia’s Pilbara region are thought to be nearly 3.5billion years old and caused by bacteria which existed just one billion years after the Earth formed. Now Old Dominion University’s Nora Noffke, ...
China Uses Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction
2013 01 07
A small handful of doctors in China are going to extremes to rid people of addiction. As a last resort against intractable addiction to heroine and alcohol, these doctors are attempting to erase motivation by erasing a part of the addict’s brain. And they are doing it in the face of worldwide condemnation, and in the name of scientific research. The ...
Odd Mars ’Flower’ & Snakelike Formation Spied By NASA’s Curiosity Rover
2013 01 07
New photos of Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover have sparked a buzz of discussion over an odd formation that some have dubbed a "flower" embedded in a Martian rock. The rover has also found a snake-like rock formation winding across the Red Planet’s surface. The so-called Mars "flower" photo was snapped on Dec. 19 by the microscope-like Mars Hand Lends ...
Vatican ’Cash Only’, Blocks Credit Cards
2013 01 07
In God We Trust - All Others Pay Cash A money laundering crackdown by the Bank of Italy has caused the Vatican to abruptly go to ’cash only’ for tourists. Credit card and debit card purchases are being declined, and on-site cash machines have been shut down or removed. This is apparently in an attempt to hold the notorious Vatican Bank ...
Eight million mummified animals unearthed at ancient catacomb in Egypt
2013 01 07
Archaeologists in Egypt uncovered about 8 million mummified animals during excavations of a dog catacomb in Saqqara about 19 miles from Cairo, officials said. "We are recording the animal bones and mummification techniques used to prepare the animals," Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, told Ahram Online. Saqqara features numerous pyramids and is an ancient burial ...
Little White Lies
2013 01 07
According to the wisdom of the sages, it is better to remain silent than to speak a harsh or cruel truth. Satya (truthfulness) guides us to think, speak, and act with integrity. The word sat means “that which exists, that which is.” Satya, therefore, is seeing and communicating things as they actually are, not as we wish them to be. This ...
Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero
2013 01 06
Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a strange realm of "negative temperatures." Oddly, another way to look at these negative temperatures is to consider them hotter than infinity, researchers added. This unusual advance could lead to new engines that could technically be more than 100 percent ...
Verizon’s DVR Will Spy on you
2013 01 06
Google TV, Microsoft, Comcast, and now Verizon have all submitted patent applications to create televisions and DVRs that will watch you as you watch TV. Earlier this month, news came out that Verizon applied for a patent to create a DVR sometime in the future that has cameras and microphones that can see and hear what you’re doing and saying, while ...
4 dead after police standoff at Aurora, Colo., townhome
2013 01 06
Authorities say four people are dead after a six-hour standoff with police at a townhome in Aurora, Colo. Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson says a suspected gunman was shot and killed when he exchanged fire with officers after hours of negotiations. Three victims -- all adults -- appeared to have been killed before police were called. A woman inside the home was ...
Abraham Lincoln Created The Secret Service The Day He Was Shot
2013 01 04
On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He’d die the next morning. But also on April 14, 1865, Lincoln signed into law a piece of legislation which created the Secret Service — the law enforcement agency charged with defending the President from, among other things, assassination attempts such as the one that ...
The Pluto Switch: Mystery Google Device Appears in Small-Town Iowa
2013 01 04
Photos of the mystery computing device appeared on the web in late February. Taken with a smartphone, they were a bit washed out and a little blurry in places, but you could easily read the name printed on the long, thin piece of hardware. “Pluto Switch,” the label said. The images were posted by two men who said the device had ...
Newborns Know Their Native Tongue, Study Finds
2013 01 04
Just hours after they’re born, babies seem to be able to tell the difference between sounds in their native tongue and a foreign one, according to a new study that suggests language learning begins in utero. "The mother has first dibs on influencing the child’s brain," researcher Patricia Kuhl, of the University of Washington, said in the statement. "The vowel sounds ...
’Tsunami bomb’ tested off New Zealand coast
2013 01 04
The United States and New Zealand conducted secret tests of a "tsunami bomb" designed to destroy coastal cities by using underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves. The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was feasible and a series of 10 large offshore blasts ...
What’s in a name? Quite a lot, if you live in Iceland
2013 01 04
Recent decades have ushered in an era of creative baby names – at least in Hollywood. But not every country embraces such unique labels. In the first case of its kind, a 15-year-old girl in Iceland is suing the state for the right to use her name. Blaer Bjarkardottir’s first name is not on the official list of approved names issued ...
The Nine Rules of Wizarding
2013 01 04
Whofortedblog.com Editor’s Note: This article is written by a real wizard with the intent of offering up a few insights into the mind of a ritual magician. In essence, these are the “9 Rules of Wizarding” for those aspiring to traverse in the arcane arts. Even if you’re not of the magical mind, have a differing set of beliefs, or ...
The Folly of Scientism
2013 01 04
When I decided on a scientific career, one of the things that appealed to me about science was the modesty of its practitioners. The typical scientist seemed to be a person who knew one small corner of the natural world and knew it very well, better than most other human beings living and better even than most who had ever ...
Never-Before-Seen Stage of Planet Birth Revealed
2013 01 03
Astronomers studying a newborn star have caught a detailed glimpse of planets forming around it, revealing a never-before seen stage of planetary evolution. Large gas giant planets appear to be clearing a gap in the disk of material surrounding the star, and using gravity to channel material across the gap to the interior, helping the star to grow. Theoretical simulations have ...
400-year-old playing cards reveal royal secret
2013 01 03
A complete set of 52 silver playing cards gilded in gold and dating back 400 years has been discovered. Call it a card player’s dream. A complete set of 52 silver playing cards gilded in gold and dating back 400 years has been discovered. Created in Germany around 1616, the cards were engraved by a man named Michael Frömmer, who ...
Alien Space Cathedral? Church of Scientology and their Secret Underground Vault
2013 01 03
New Mexico plays host to many mysterious events and locations, such as the famous ’Roswell Incident’ and the strange disappearance of the "ancient strangers" - the Anasaz . Yet another bizarre feature in the New Mexico desert is worth a look. The Church of Spiritual Technology, believers in the Scientology religion and scripture, owns the base (and underground vaults) near ...
Tour the International Space Station
2013 01 03
"In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe ...
2013: The Rebirth of Venus and the Return of the Divine Feminine
2013 01 03
The Year 2013 marks the Return of the Divine Feminine. This article explores the cyclical nature of matriarchal and patriarchal societies through viewing the archaeological, astronomical, mythological and sacred art evidence which appears to reflect these aeons on Earth. The solstice of December 2012 marked a turning point for the ancient Mayans, and this they reflected in their Long ...
100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy
2013 01 03
Our Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 100 billion alien planets, and possibly many more, a new study suggests. "It’s a staggering number, if you think about it," lead author Jonathan Swift, of Caltech in Pasadena, said in a statement. "Basically there’s one of these planets per star." Swift and his colleagues arrived at their estimate after studying a five-planet ...
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