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April 2013
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’Super intelligent’ 400 CCTV cameras scheme for Glasgow (Orwell Alert!)
2013 04 30
Plans are being drawn up to install more than 400 "super intelligent" CCTV cameras in Glasgow which could be used in terrorism and suicide prevention. The cameras would be able to raise the alarm when they detected bags being left unattended or when someone climbed up on to a bridge parapet. The project is one of several Glasgow City Council is ...
Calling Tsarnaev an ’enemy combatant’ creates a vicious double standard
2013 04 30
Eric Rudolph, the anti-abortion bigot behind the 1996 Atlanta bombing, was tried as a criminal. What makes Boston different? When is a violent attacker a terrorist, an enemy combatant or a criminal? To some hawkish Republicans, the answer appears to depend more on a suspect’s religion than his actions or affiliations. Eric Rudolph (in 2003), who is serving a life sentence for ...
Do Boston Bombers Scream Innocence During Shootout?
2013 04 30
Boston Bombers During Shootout: “We Didn’t Do It!” - Audio feeds suspicions brothers may have been set up Video footage from the scene of the shootout with the alleged Boston bombers appears to contain audio of the suspects screaming out, “We didn’t do it!” as police fire on the two brothers. Although by no means clear, the words below appear to be ...
Wing Debris from 9/11 Found, but "Impossible to Identify"
2013 04 30
Workers last week discovered an piece of 9/11 debris between two buildings in downtown New York. The 5 foot long chunk of a wing was found between luxury rental building and a mosque. An inspector on the mosque, which is being renovated currently, spotted the object and called in the find to police. At first the object was assumed to be ...
NASA’s Cassini Discovers Hurricane on Saturn, Meteor Strikes at the Rings
2013 04 30
Cassini, the NASA space probe now orbiting Saturn, has returned some stunning images from the iconic ringed planet, including a massive hurricane near the planet’s North Pole and meteors colliding with its rings. Massive hurricane swirling at Saturn’s North Pole According to NASA JPL, the hurricane, located at Saturn’s North Pole, has an eye that measures 1,250 miles wide with winds moving ...
Japan and Russia want to finally end World War II
2013 04 30
Russian President Vladimir Putin met in the Kremlin Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first top-level Russo-Japanese summit in almost a decade. The two wrestled for hours with the problem that has stymied Russian and Japanese leaders for almost 70 years: how to find a mutually acceptable and hopefully profitable way to finally end World War II. President Vladimir Putin ...
Report: 260,000 died in Somali famine
2013 04 30
The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them age 5 and under, according to a new report to be published this week that more than doubles previous death toll estimates, officials told The Associated Press. The aid community believes that tens of thousands of people died needlessly because the international community was slow to respond to early ...
New Plasma Device Considered the ‘Holy Grail’ of Energy Generation and Storage
2013 04 29
Scientists at the University of Missouri have devised a new way to create and control plasma that could transform American energy generation and storage. Randy Curry, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering, and his team developed a device that launches a ring of plasma at distances of up to two feet. Although the ...
Missiles Fired At Russian Passenger Plane Flying Over Syria
2013 04 29
Two missiles were reportedly fired at a Russian plane with at least 159 passengers on board that was flying over Syrian territory. Russian officials admit the jet faced danger, but are not talking of a targeted attack. The news broke in on Monday as Interfax, citing “an informed source in Moscow,” reported that a Russian passenger plane was attacked. “Syrian [officials] informed ...
George Bush Almost Slips up and says Boston and 9/11 were both "Conspiracies"
2013 04 29
Bush stops himself in mid sentence to keep from admitting that 9/11 and the Boston bombings were both “conspiracies”. In a new interview, George W. Bush was asked his opinion on the recent Boston bombings. In his response he references 9/11 and obviously almost says that both plots were conspiracies, he stopped himself just short of finishing the word. There is ...
Real Deaths During Murder Mystery Weekend at Luxury Hotel
2013 04 29
Truth is often stranger than fiction, and doubly as hard to believe sometimes. This is the case after a weekend of murder at a luxury hotel in England. The posh Down Hall Country in Hertfordshire, England warns guests that it’s haunted, and runs its own “haunted house weekends” for adventurous visitors. Some weekends the hotel plays host to ’Murder Mystery’ nights. Such was ...
Brazilian police link to death squads
2013 04 29
Evidence mounts in killings of hundreds of people in country’s largest city Evidence is mounting that police are behind a wave of death squad-style killings that has left hundreds of people dead in Brazil’s largest city in recent months. Last weekend two officers were arrested in connection with a string of attacks by death squads in the west of greater São Paulo ...
Why Does America Media Continue to Honour Henry Kissinger?
2013 04 29
It’s no surprise in 2013 to see the government media complex try it’s very best to preserve the delicate legacies of lauded members of the political establishment. Look how much effort was poured into the media eulogies for Margaret Thatcher recently, only to see the whole facade come crashing down against the real weight of public opinion and negative feelings towards ...
How to Win Friends and Inoculate People
2013 04 29
The Navy’s new strategy for saving the world. In the U.S. Navy, floating hospital ships are curing the sick and healing the blind. It’s all part of the Pentagon’s plan for global domination. For millions of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, the U.S. Navy no longer conjures up images of war games and nuclear submarines. Instead, the sight of ...
Identity of the Men In Black and Khaki Uniforms at the Boston Marathon Bombings
2013 04 29
Source Update 3: This article confirms that the 1st, 13th, and 24th CSTs are in fact the men in black and khaki: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/freedom-... ___________________________________________________________________ Update 2: Pictures of current members of the Massachusetts National Guard’s 1st Civil Support Team http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1389663/Photo-Release-Un... http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/News/PublishingImages/2012/04/... Some of these men look to be the same guys spotted in the Boston Marathon photos. ___________________________________________________________________ Update: According to this article from the Air National Guard ...
Godless Gatherings: Lust for life drives UK atheists to church
2013 04 29
"In challenging times many join to the church for solace and support. But in Britain the great number of atheists has lead to the creation of an essentially new congregation in which religion is taken out of the equation." What drives non-believers to use the House of God anyway?
Mystery Malady Kills More Bees - Will We Rebuild With Robots?
2013 04 26
RIC Note: While it isn’t looming large on the public radar, the ongoing ’bee crisis’ continues to trouble scientists, keepers, and farmers alike. The science community continues to search for clues to solve the riddle of Colony Collapse Disorder, but an ultimate solution hasn’t yet been found, and the bees continue to die in alarming numbers. An article from The ...
Basilica of the Holy Blood: Christ’s Blood Preserved?
2013 04 26
Christ’s blood preserved in a Belgian town The Basilica of the Holy Blood (Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed) is a 12th century chapel, in the medieval town of Bruges, Belgium, which houses a revered phial containing cloth stained with the actual blood of Christ. Or so it is believed. While the chapel itself is a beautiful site, it is the blood and ...
Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever
2013 04 26
The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There’s no price the big banks can’t fix Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but ...
We Had No Idea What Alexander Graham Bell Sounded Like. Until Now.
2013 04 26
During the years I spent in the company of Alexander Graham Bell, at work on his biography, I often wondered what the inventor of the world’s most important acoustical device—the telephone—might have sounded like. Born in Scotland in 1847, Bell, at different periods of his life, lived in England, then Canada and, later, the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. His ...
What If We Lost Our Moon?
2013 04 26
Today I was asked a question that was motivated by the new movie Oblivion: What would happen to the Earth if the moon was destroyed? “I dunno,” I replied, “What does happen when the moon is destroyed?” When the expected why-the-chicken-crossed-the-road response didn’t come, I decided I’d better try and answer the question. The first thing that came to mind is ...
Iceland bank heads appear in court
2013 04 26
"The former president of what was once Iceland’s biggest bank has appeared in court in Reykjavik to face fraud charges. He and eight other executives are accused of manipulating the share price of Kaupthing, one of three Icelandic banks that collapsed after the failure of the US housing market. "
The War On Terror Is Over. America Lost.
2013 04 26
"It has often been observed that the war on terror is unwinnable. After all, how could a war on an abstract noun ever have its "Mission Accomplished" moment? It is, according to this wisdom, meant to drag on forever. Just because a war can’t be won, however, doesn’t mean it can’t be lost. The truth is that the war on ...
Israeli police head to US to aid in Boston Marathon bombing investigation
2013 04 26
The investigation into Monday’s deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon has officially gone international: law enforcement officials from Israel have been sent to the United States to assist in the probe. Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino says he has dispatched officials to Boston, Massachusetts, where they will meet with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and other authorities, the Times of Israel ...
Ministry of Truth makes Boston bombing suspect disappear
2013 04 25
The boy. Abdul Rahman Alharbi. He was here, then he wasn’t. He was featured in major stories, then he wasn’t. The Ministry of Truth (controlled media) has no further concerns. For a few hours, Alharbi was the prime suspect in the Boston bombing. Then he was a person of interest. Then he was no longer a person of interest, he was severely burned and ...
4chan ’False Flag’ Conspiracy Theory Predicted Boston Marathon Bombing Arrest
2013 04 25
There is much debate surrounding the idea that ’the internet’ got involved in trying to identify potential Boston bombing suspects via social media. Many networking sites, such as Reddit and 4chan, had members sorting through the glut of visual evidence gathered that day. This ’democratization’ of evidence has been recently spurned in the mainstream media, with suggestions for a return ...
Researchers watch nanoparticles self-assemble for the very first time
2013 04 25
It’s not quite the T-1000 pulling itself together after being blown apart, but it’s pretty much the same idea. For the first time in history, scientists have observed the self-assembly of nanoparticles in real-time. Each of the particles seen in the video above measures a scant 12 nanometers across. To put that in perspective, you’d have to divide the thin side ...
Why We Must Protect Next Year’s Boston Marathon from Ourselves
2013 04 25
If emerging victorious after being down 3-0 to the Yankees in the 2004 playoffs should have taught us anything, it’s that the people of Boston are tough as hell and never lose faith. After Monday’s bombing of the Boston Marathon and the following days under lockdown, we are already seeing that resilience emerge. Already, people in the city are talking ...
Eurozone Debt Levels Reach Record High
2013 04 25
Eurozone government debt levels reached the highest level on record last year, the region’s official statistics office said, even as austerity measures around the single currency area narrowed budget deficits levels amid a deepening recession. Government debt as a percentage of the eurozone economy 3.3 percentage points to 90.6 percent at the end of last year, Eurostat said Monday in a ...
Education Is NOT The Same As Schooling
2013 04 25
Education and schooling are often conflated, but there are many important distinctions between the two. Prof. Steven Davies argues that schools are not suited for educating and it is high time we move away from the idea of the school as the only option for delivering education. Tune into Red Ice Radio: Richard Grove - Hour 1 - Learning vs. Schooling John Taylor ...
“Human Beings Have No Right to Water” and other Words of Wisdom from Your Friendly Neighborhood Global Oligarch
2013 04 25
In the 2005 documentary, We Feed the World, then-CEO of Nestlé, the world’s largest foodstuff corporation, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, shared some of his own views and ‘wisdom’ about the world and humanity. Brabeck believes that nature is not “good,” that there is nothing to worry about with GMO foods, that profits matter above all else, that people should work more, and ...
Bangladesh building collapse death toll crosses 200
2013 04 25
With over 200 people killed in one of the worst building collapses in Bangladesh, thousands of distraught people on Thursday watched rescuers search for their loved ones trapped under the rubble of the eight-story complex that had come crashing down within seconds. "So far 204 bodies were retrieved and 2,013 people were rescued alive from under the debris," Major General Abul ...
REAL: DNA Tests Prove Six-Inch Creature is Humanoid
2013 04 24
RIC Editor’s Note: The media has gone to great lengths to downplay the importance of this discovery. They’re calling it ’human’ to diminish the discovery, pointing out that it’s not identifiably ’alien’. In fact, this finding is amazing. The professor of microbiology and immunology, Gary Nolan, who did the research by extracting bone marrow and running DNA tests stated ...
New Mexico Earthquakes Linked to Wastewater Injection
2013 04 24
An ongoing earthquake swarm in New Mexico and Colorado, which includes Colorado’s largest earthquake since 1967, is due to underground wastewater injection, researchers said Friday (April 19) at the Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City. The earthquakes are concentrated near wastewater injection wells in the Raton Basin, where mining companies are extracting methane from coalbeds. The basin, ...
Payback: Greek govt to launch legal battle for new WWII reparations from Germany
2013 04 24
Greece has officially declared it will seek reparations from Germany dating back to the Nazi occupation during World War II, which could amount to over €100 billion, likely putting further strain on relations between the two Eurozone countries. "We will exhaust every means available to arrive at a settlement," Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos told parliament in Athens on Wednesday. "One ...
Ancient Europeans mysteriously vanished 4,500 years ago
2013 04 24
The genetic lineage of Europe mysteriously transformed about 4,500 years ago, new research suggests. The findings, detailed Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, were drawn from several skeletons unearthed in central Europe that were up to 7,500 years old. "What is intriguing is that the genetic markers of this first pan-European culture, which was clearly very successful, were then suddenly replaced around ...
Mini-robot finds surprise in Mexico’s ancient Temple of Quetzalcoatl
2013 04 23
A diminutive robot helped researchers make a substantial discovery during preliminary tests conducted in a tunnel running under the Temple of Quetzalcoatl at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, the team said Monday. The team expected to find only one chamber in the last section of the tunnel — but instead, they found three, team leader Sergio Gomez said in a report ...
Brain Scans Reveal That Humans Definitely Feel Empathy For Robots
2013 04 23
While creating an empathetic robot is a long-held dream, understanding whether humans genuinely empathize with robots should—in theory—be easier. Now, a team of scientists have analyzed fMRI brain scans to reveal that humans have similar brain function when shown affection and violence being inflicted on both humans and robots. The experiments, conducted at the University of Duisburg, Essen, had 40 participants ...
Watch the Media Fumble Around For Terror Connections
2013 04 23
BIG HEADLINES! AL QAEDA! BOSTON! TERROR! In Spain today two men were arrested: Nou Mediouni and Hassan El Jaaouani. The media has been reporting this, widely describing the two men as having "similiar profiles to Boston suspects". Read: Spanish police arrested two men they said may have ties to an al-Qaeda terrorist group in North Africa. Surely these two must be ...
The most mystifying things the Tsarnaev brothers did
2013 04 23
On Monday, it became official: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with "use of a weapon of mass destruction" and "malicious destruction of property resulting in death" for his alleged role in last Monday’s bombing of the Boston marathon. The federal criminal complaint comes three days after police captured Tsarnaev in a boat in Watertown, Massachusetts, and four days after a ...
Space Junk Debris Harpooning Talks Underway At Euro Space Agency
2013 04 23
Space debris, often called space junk, is a growing hazard in low-earth orbit. This week’s 6th European Conference on Space Debris is currently being held in Darmstadt, Germany to allow members of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the concerned public to address the problem of space junk leftover from the approximately 4,900 launches that have occurred from the beginning ...
’Zero visibility’ in Scotland sandstorm
2013 04 23
As sandstorms continue to hit parts of Scotland, police have urged drivers to take extra care on the roads. Last week the storms were so severe snowploughs had to be used to clear roads of drifting sand and soil blown from surrounding fields. Cameron Philson was driving from Elgin to Lossiemouth last week when he was caught in the midst of a ...
Media magic: not one angry person in Boston
2013 04 23
Shocked? Horrified? Grief-stricken? Determined? Yes, Boston residents who voiced those feelings passed through the media filters and were interviewed on camera. But angry? Deeply angry at what happened at the Marathon and ready to give vent to it? The screeners took a pass. I wrote about this subject after the Sandy Hook murders, and it applies to the Aurora massacre as well. The ...
Hemp For Victory! (Over Aging)
2013 04 22
Morris Johnson isn’t your typical longevity researcher, if such a thing can be claimed to exist. Johnson doesn’t have the usual alphabet soup of accreditations following his name, but a childhood epiphany drives his interest in the mastery of human mortality. While much has been made of the nutritional value of hemp in the past few years, Johnson, a Saskatchewan hemp ...
Hackers hijack CBS to claim Obama involvement in Boston bombings
2013 04 22
Hacktivists expose media’s refusal to report on private operatives at Boston bombings. The mainstream media’s refusal to report on images showing private military operatives on the scene of the Boston bombings carrying heavy backpacks prompted hacking group the Syrian Electronic Army to take matters into their own hands by hijacking CBS 60 Minutes’ Twitter account and sending out tweets exposing unanswered ...
Did this ancient site experience a catastrophic end?
2013 04 22
Tiwanaku, or Tiahuanaco in Spanish, is a ruined citadel occupying almost 10 square kilometers in the Bolivian Andes at an altitude greater than 3800 meters. Carbon-14 dating methods suggest that the site is no more than 3700 years old. However, as previous Picture of the Day articles discuss, radiometric dating is, at best, an unreliable system for establishing age. Reconstructed ruins ...
Abnormal Is the New Normal?
2013 04 22
Why will half of the U.S. population have a diagnosable mental disorder? Beware the DSM-5, the soon-to-be-released fifth edition of the “psychiatric bible,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The odds will probably be greater than 50 percent, according to the new manual, that you’ll have a mental disorder in your lifetime. Although fewer than 6 percent of American adults will have a ...
The Tremendously Explosive Power of Flour
2013 04 22
Most of us know that flour is an essential ingredient in pizza dough and bagels, but as long as we can eat the final baked product, our interest often doesn’t go much further. But what if we told you that flour could explode? And we’re not just talking about a Mentos and coke-style explosion; we’re talking about deadly force – ...
China Earthquake 2013: Quake In Sichuan Kills At Least 188, Rescue Efforts Frustrated
2013 04 22
Families badly in need of food and water are living in makeshift shelters near the shattered remains of their houses in this area of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan where a strong earthquake struck over the weekend, killing at least 188 people. In the race to find survivors in the rubble before it is too late, rescue workers are having ...
CIA’s criminal paramilitary actions grew after 9/11
2013 04 22
[...]Despite these token gestures, in the post-9/11 era the CIA — like the other state organs — has increased all its powers. It operates a full-blown shadow paramilitary outside of any semblance of legality or accountability for its crimes. In the nearly six years after 9/11, the Intelligence Oversight Board found exactly zero CIA violations worth investigation. The CIA has also ...
Boston suspect was under FBI surveillance
2013 04 22
The idea that the Boston Bombing supects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, may have been known to the FBI is probably the least surprising bit of information to come out of this chaotic narrative. Reports are suggesting the suspects were ’on the radar’ of the FBI, and then subsequently were not - this echoes back to information that came out about ...
The world that only formerly-blind people can see
2013 04 19
They once were blind but now they see. Which begs the question — what exactly do people see when they gain sight for the first time? Often, it’s terrifying. What happens when people first really look at the world? Generally, we don’t know. They’re far too young to tell us what’s going on in their mind. By the time children are ...
Anzor Tsarnev, father of Boston bomb suspects says he believes secret services framed his sons
2013 04 19
Anzor Tsarnaev, father of the 2 suspects, spoke with the Associated Press over the phone from his home in southern Russian republic of Dagestan. "My son is a true angel," the elder Tsarnaev said speaking about his 19 yearold son who is still at large. He said his son was "an intelligent boy" who was studying medicine. "They were set up, ...
’Lucky’ Lottos and the Vatican – Part 1: Lightning Strikes Twice
2013 04 19
Get a load of this, people… That’s lightning striking the very top of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Actually, it struck twice. And not just on any day. This happened on February 11th, 2013, a mere few hours after Pope Benedict became the first Pope in 600 years to resign. How very odd, that something like this would happen on such an ...
Getting Smart About Your Choices: Third Uranus/Pluto Square
2013 04 19
Getting Smart About Your Choices: Third Uranus/Pluto Square—May 20, 2013. During the first two Uranus/Pluto squares many people woke up, actually intensely feeling their real connections to others. This is the awakening of the human heart. Of course, with so many people lighting up, chaos is rampant in the world. Sometimes I wonder if we are right in the middle of ...
Nano-Suit Protects Bugs From Space-Like Vacuums
2013 04 19
Put a fruit fly larva in a spacelike vacuum, and the results aren’t pretty. Within a matter of minutes, the animal will collapse into a crinkled, lifeless husk. Now, researchers have found a way to protect the bugs: Bombard them with electrons, which form a "nano-suit" around their bodies. The advance could help scientists take high-resolution photographs of tiny living ...
How the CIA Helped Disney Conquer Florida
2013 04 19
With advice from former CIA operatives and lawyers, Disney bought up the land for Florida’s Disney World and orchestrated a unique legal situation—and set up an unconstitutional form of government. An excerpt from T.D. Allman’s Finding Florida. Starting in the mid-1960s when Disney set out to establish the Disney World Theme Park, they were determined to get land at below ...
The Hangman’s Tale: Archaeologists Dig into History of Execution
2013 04 19
For years, few were interested in unearthing what lay beneath old gallows and scaffolds. But, in Germany, growing interest in "execution site archaeology" is throwing much light on how the executed died and the executors lived. Her interests initially focused on fashion, but then they migrated to murder and decay. Marita Genesis, 42, worked as a runway model for Escada after ...
Boston Marathon bomber manhunt: One suspect dead, second on the run
2013 04 19
RIC Ed Note: At this point the narrative is all over the place - it will probably be a week before they’ve decided what the ’official story’ is. For now, it’s more than strange that these Chechen suspects, presumably wanting to lay low, would strongly communicate their presence by remaining in the area, robbing a convenience store, shooting a MIT ...
FBI releases images of suspects in Boston Marathon bombing
2013 04 18
FBI has released images of the suspected bombers in the investigation of the explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line, April 18, 2013, in Boston. The FBI today released images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing the bureau still considers to be "armed and extremely dangerous." At a press conference, FBI special agent in charge Richard DesLauriers referred to the ...
Smart Meters – Big Brother In The Home
2013 04 18
As the British government controversially moves ahead with its plan to introduce 53 million electricity and gas ‘smart meters’ across the UK by 2019, more than a million have already been deployed in the UK, which is beginning to raise privacy concerns. Smart meters monitor energy consumption and communicate wirelessly with energy providers. In 2009 a European Commission Directive made it ...
Migrant Workers Gunned Down in Greece
2013 04 18
Twenty-eight migrant workers were gunned down in Greece on Wednesday after demanding back pay owed to them on a farm they had worked on for several months. Up to 28 out of a total of 200 mostly Bangladeshi immigrant workers who came under fire were hospitalized following the incident, although no one was killed. Seven of the workers remained hospitalized on ...
The House Passes CISPA ’Cybersecurity Bill’, Boston Bombings Invoked As Reason
2013 04 18
House approves CISPA By Declan McCullagh | CNet The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a controversial data-sharing bill that would authorize e-mail and Internet providers to share confidential information with the federal government. By a 288 to 127 vote today, the House adopted the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA, which supporters had said was ...
10,000-year-old Mammoth skeleton Uncovered Near Mexico City
2013 04 18
Mexican archaeologists associated with the country’s National Institute of Anthrolopology and History have uncovered the intact skeleton remains of a giant mammoth. The discovery was made near Mexico City in the town of Santa Ana Tlacotenco. The giant mammoth, which is nearly uncovered, is thought to have existed some 10,000-to-14,000 thousand years ago. This mammoth is estimated to have ...
Ball of fire lights up skies above Spain
2013 04 18
"A brilliant ball of flame streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid, dazzling stargazers and astronomers alike. The celestial display was so bright it could be seen across the entire country. The eye-popping moment was caught on camera by the Hita Observatory at the University of Huelva at around 11:45pm local time (21:45 GMT). The object struck the ...
Mississippi man arrested in ricin case
2013 04 18
Paul Kevin Curtis believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and sometimes performed as an Elvis Presley impersonator. Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday ...
"Like a nuclear blast": Texas plant explosion registered as 2.1 earthquake
2013 04 18
It felt ‘like a bomb went off’, those who saw the deadly Texas explosion ripping through a fertilizer plant say. A video taken by a father several meters from the scene captures his child screaming ‘Daddy, please get out of here, I can’t hear!’ The blast injured over 172 people; dozens are feared dead. The explosion leveled local residents’ homes, shaking ...
Academic unearths new lead to fabled Babylon Gardens
2013 04 17
Ever since the peak of the Hellenic empire, visiting the seven wonders of the ancient world has been the way to pay homage to the early achievements of human civilisation. But there was one catch for those who wanted to see them all. The farthest one from Athens, the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in what is now central Iraq, existed ...
Letter Sent To Obama Tests Positive For Ricin, FBI Says
2013 04 17
Law enforcement authorities said Wednesday morning that they have intercepted a second letter containing a substance testing positive for the poison ricin--this one addressed to the White House. News of the tainted letter dated April 16 to President Obama comes one day after officials said they had intercepted a letter testing positive for ricin intended for Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and ...
Cattle Mutilations in the UK?
2013 04 17
Back in January of this year I gave a lecture for the Orange County, California chapter of the Mutual UFO Network, MUFON. While there, a member of the audience asked me if there had ever been any reports of cattle mutilations in the UK, where I was born and brought up. When I asked the man if he meant mutilations ...
Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown
2013 04 17
Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions. Often focused on century-long trends, most climate models failed to predict that the temperature rise would slow, starting around 2000. Scientists are now intent on figuring out the causes and determining whether the respite will ...
Lab-made kidneys raise hopes for dialysis patients
2013 04 17
Scientists have discovered yet another way to make a kidney - at least for a rat - that does everything a natural one does, researchers reported on Sunday, a step toward savings thousands of lives and making organ donations obsolete. The latest lab-made kidney sets up a horse race in the booming field of regenerative medicine, which aims to produce replacement ...
FBI’s History of Handing "Terror Suspects" Live Explosives
2013 04 17
In late September 2011, AFP reported that a man was charged with "planning to fly explosive-packed, remote controlled airplanes into the Pentagon and the Capitol in Washington." In its report, "US man charged with Pentagon bomb plot," AFP stated (emphasis added): During the alleged plot, undercover FBI agents posed as accomplices who supplied Ferdaus with one remote-controlled plane, C4 explosives, ...
Psychedelic Portuguese Man-of-War
2013 04 17
The sting from a Portuguese man-of-war hurts like hell, so most people avoid the jellyfish-like creatures. Not Aaron Ansarov — he and his wife don rubber gloves and collect them when they wash up on the beach near their home in Delray Beach, Florida. They take the creatures back to their house and Ansarov photographs them on a makeshift light table ...
Dennis Rodman Works As FBI (and CIA) Informant On North Korea
2013 04 17
This should make Americans feel more confident about Obama’s handle on foreign policy. One can only marvel at the caliber of CIA and FBI informants these days. As we said more than once over the past few weeks during the bunker newsbreak segment on The Pete Santilli Radio Show, the eccentric American personality, Dennis Rodman, has another paycheck coming – apparently, ...
The Orwellian Paradigm: Killing You, For Your Own Safety
2013 04 16
Almost thirty years ago, cultural critic Neil Postman argued in Amusing Ourselves to Death that television’s gradual replacement of the printing press has created a dumbed-down culture driven by mindless entertainment. In this context, Postman claimed that Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World correctly foresaw our dystopian future, as opposed to George Orwell’s 1984. Contrary to Postman’s critique, however, the principles ...
Gitmo: Prisoners Force Fed, Not Allowed to Hunger Strike
2013 04 16
One man here weighs just 77 pounds. Another, 98. Last thing I knew, I weighed 132, but that was a month ago. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds. I will not eat until they restore my dignity. I’ve been detained at Guantánamo for 11 years and three months. I have never been ...
Bacteria used to make a molecular ‘super glue’
2013 04 16
Scientists have created a molecular super-glue using bacterial proteins. The glue was apparently so strong that it broke the instrument used to measure the strength of the glue. The reason for creating the bacterial super-glue was to find new ways to lock proteins together. This is to find better diagnostic tests for things like cancer cells circulating in the blood. In ...
The Secret of the Seven Sisters: Story of the Oil Cartels
2013 04 16
A four-part series that reveals how a secret pact formed a cartel that controls the world’s oil. On August 28, 1928, in the Scottish highlands, began the secret story of oil. Three men had an appointment at Achnacarry Castle - a Dutchman, an American and an Englishman. The Dutchman was Henry Deterding, a man nicknamed the Napoleon of Oil, having exploited a find ...
CISPA Is Back and Headed for a Vote This Week
2013 04 16
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is headed to a full vote in the House of Representatives Wednesday or Thursday of this week. CISPA passed the House Intelligence Committee last week following a closed-door debate, during which committee members approved four amendments. One particularly significant change was made which disallows the government from using information collected under CISPA ...
Pentagon calls off new medal for drone, cyber warriors
2013 04 16
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday cancelled a new combat medal for US troops who launch drone strikes or cyber attacks after a torrent of criticism from veterans and lawmakers. Hagel opted to scrap the new "Distinguished Warfare Medal" for a pin or device that could be added to existing medals to recognize service members operating unmanned aircraft or cyber weapons, ...
An Economic Takedown? Gold Crashing?
2013 04 16
Is The Takedown Of Gold A Sign That The Entire Global Financial System Is About To Crash? From: The Economic Collapse Somebody out there is sure getting prepared for something really big. We have just witnessed a takedown of gold and silver unlike anything that we have witnessed in decades. On Monday, the price of gold had fallen ...
52 Plants in the Wild You Can Eat
2013 04 16
We all know our vegetables and fruits are safe to eat, but what about other wild edibles? Here are a few common North American goodies that are safe to eat if you find yourself stuck in the wild: Blackberries: Many wild berries are not safe to eat, it’s best to stay away from them. But wild blackberries are 100% safe to eat ...
Just Asking: Media Outfoxed on Spate of Bizarre Shootings?
2013 04 16
Perhaps you’ve heard that a Fox News reporter could go to jail for protecting confidential sources in the Aurora, Colorado, mass shootings. This has generated a debate: are “liberal” media unwilling to go to bat on a Freedom of the Press issue for a reporter from a “conservative” outlet? This is an obvious entrant as the “hot button” topic of ...
Mystery man on roof near Boston Marathon bombing
2013 04 16
As chilling photos of the deadly blasts at Monday’s Boston Marathon began to circulate, one image stood out for some Twitter users, sparking debate over what appeared to be a man walking on a rooftop of a building overlooking the finish line. The photo, taken by spectator Dan Lampariello, showed the second bomb explode several hundred yards from the first as ...
Boston marathon bombing happened on same day as ‘controlled explosion’ drill by Boston bomb squad
2013 04 15
Two bombs have rocked the streets of Boston and reportedly injured 22 marathon runners (two have reportedly died). It’s too early to know the cause of these explosions, but you can rest assured both the state and federal government will try to use this tragic event to blame whatever convenient enemies are most advantageous for the government. No one has yet ...
Boston: 20 year old Saudi national suspect under guard
2013 04 15
Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned. Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital. It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension. The man was caught less than ...
Boston Bombing: "Police Set Off Controlled Explosion"
2013 04 15
Updates: 4:24 pm ET: A Federal law enforcement authority confirms to ABC News this was an intentional bombing, using small portable explosive devices. 4:21 pm ET: Boston Police confirms they have found three more suspicious devices. One has been rendered safe. 4:13 pm ET: The FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction over the area of the explosion. 4:11 pm ET: Boston ...
Patriot’s Day: Explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line, Dozens Injured, 2 Dead (Developing)
2013 04 15
RIC Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. Updates will be made available, as provided. Scrolling live updates at: YahooNews.com Our sympathies to those affected. Be vigilant - watch carefully to identify mainstream terror narratives and potential false flags. Potentially related: It is Patriot’s Day in the US today (April 15, 2013): Patriot’s Day (or Patriots’ Day) commemorates the battles of Lexington ...
Mysteries Of The Pineal Gland
2013 04 15
Scientists have been mystified by the pineal gland for centuries. As the brain and central nervous and endocrine systems were progressively unraveled by the anatomists, physiologists and biochemists, the pineal gland resolutely refused to yield up its secrets. Until recently the scientific community regarded it as having no function in man, being but a vestigial remnant from an earlier stage ...
Mad, or bad? Attacking the Concept of Madness
2013 04 15
In 1961, a young psychiatrist initiated a one-man insurgency against his own profession. ‘Psychiatry is conventionally defined as a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases,’ he wrote. ‘I submit that this definition, which is still widely accepted, places psychiatry in the company of alchemy and astrology and commits it to the category of pseudoscience. The ...
Can Human Genes Be Patented?
2013 04 15
Same-sex marriage got huge headlines at the Supreme Court last month, but in the world of science and medicine, the case being argued on Monday is far more important. The lawsuit deals with a truly 21st century issue — whether human genes may be patented. Myriad Genetics, a Utah biotechnology company, discovered and isolated two genes — BRCA 1 and BRCA ...
Homeland Security’s New $3.9 Billion Headquarters: "For Meetings"
2013 04 15
President Barack Obama is trying to solve big problems in his proposed 2014 budget. His efforts to curtail entitlement spending have gotten most of the headlines. But he also seems determined to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new headquarters, the largest federal construction project since the Pentagon rose in the 1940s. The cost: $3.9 billion. The project would unite ...
Pope Francis Appoints Vatican Reform Board
2013 04 15
On Saturday morning, Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis had selected eight cardinals from all over the world to study 1988’s Apostolic Constitution of Pope John Paul II with an eye toward reforming the Catholic Church. While the group’s formation sounds like good news for those who’d hoped that Francis would usher in a period of (relative) change, a spokesman ...
Electronic Vote Fraud? Venezuela’s opposition demands recount of votes
2013 04 15
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has refused to accept ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro’s narrow election victory and demanded a recount. "Today’s loser is you," he told a news conference on Monday, referring to Maduro, adding: "We won’t recognise a result until every vote has been counted". The National Electoral Council said late on Sunday that Maduro won 50.66 percent of the ...
MSNBC’s Krystal Ball Promotes Gay Marriage Politics by Shamelessly Exploiting Child
2013 04 14
Krystal Ball: Part of MSNBC’s new White House agenda promotions team.For those who haven’t noticed by now, MSNBC has gradually morphed into the Obama White House’s own political channel, openly employing the most divisive and sophisticated NPL-trained hosts, used to ram the following issues down Americans’ throats: Gay Marriage, Abortion, Gun Control, Global Warming, and Socialist Entitlements. MSNBC can now ...
Swedish researchers uses ‘magic trick’ that causes partisan voters to switch parties
2013 04 14
FAA shoots down hijacking demonstration via Android app
2013 04 14
Those preparing to fly the friendly skies can breathe a sigh of relief today as the Federal Aviation Administration has shot down widely-reported claims that a security researcher could theoretically hack into an airplane’s computer system and effectively hijack it using an Android app. A recently-issued statement from the agency said they were aware that an IT consultant alleged he has ...
Thank You Exxon: Mayflower, Arkansas’ New Oil Lake
2013 04 13
[...]Activist indy news team JNL RadikalMedia did what the mainstream media won’t or can’t do, providing exclusive video from the scene of Exxon’s oil pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas. The video shows what can only be described as a lake of oil. Allegedly Exxon has been pumping the spill into this area. Exxon’s absorbent pads aka paper towels can also be ...
Nuclear waste barrels remain strewn across floor of English Channel
2013 04 12
German journalists have found barrels of radioactive waste in an underwater valley in the English Channel, which were dumped there half a century ago. Politicians in Germany have called for the potentially harmful containers to be removed. 28,500 containers of low level radioactive waste were dumped into the English Channel by the British and the Belgians between 1950 and 1963. Most ...
Lasers that switch cocaine addiction on and off
2013 04 12
Researchers are exploring how laser light can be used on the brain to inhibit addictive behavior — in particular, how you can turn “on and off” cocaine addiction in rats. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered that by stimulating particular areas of the brain ...
Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet
2013 04 12
"When people don’t see stuff on Google, they think no one can find it. That’s not true." That’s according to John Matherly, creator of Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet. Unlike Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the Internet’s back channels. It’s a kind of "dark" Google, looking for the servers, webcams, ...
Alert to Congress: Nuclear evacuation may bog down
2013 04 12
Regulators and congressional investigators clashed Wednesday over a new report warning that in the event of an accident at a nuclear plant, panicking residents from outside the official evacuation zone might jam the roads and prevent others from escaping. The report by the Government Accountability Office, which acts as the investigative arm of Congress, challenges a three-decade-old fundamental of emergency planning ...
Live algae will power these apartments
2013 04 12
This 15-apartment housing complex in Hamburg, Germany, is definitely not the first residential building to produce every drip of energy it uses, but the newly completed lime green box is, in fact, the very first to owe its net-zero status to the growth of live algae. The structure, known as BIK, is armored in panels designed to nurture algae growth, ...
NationBuilding? Facebook’s Zuckerberg launches political group
2013 04 12
With the announcement that Mark Zuckerberg, computer programmer and CEO of Facebook, intended to launch a political action group, speculation has started flying. Is Zuckerberg a democrat or a republican? How is this going to affect Facebook? Who all is involved in this, and where will it lead? Reportedly, this PAC will be composed of Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders. The ...
Soviet Spacecraft Possibly Spotted On Mars
2013 04 12
A Soviet spacecraft may have been spotted on Mars by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Space fans from Russia scanned NASA images to discover the spacecraft’s remains. The craft landed on Mars in 1971, but mysteriously stopped working. The craft, Mars 3, worked for just 15 seconds before it stopped communications. Image released by NASA shows a set of pictures taken by ...
US rice imports ’contain harmful levels of lead’
2013 04 11
Analysis of commercially available rice imported into the US has revealed it contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe. Some samples exceeded the "provisional total tolerable intake" (PTTI) set by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a factor of 120. The report at the American Chemical Society Meeting adds to the already well-known issue of arsenic ...
New and Surprising Discoveries about Mysterious Easter Island Statue: Origin of the Birdman Cult
2013 04 11
Archaeologists have made some new and surprising discoveries about the mysterious statue from the Easter Island. Using the latest in digital imaging technology, they were able to find a little bit more about the religion that precipitated the downfall of these giant statues. The Easter Island statue Hoa Hakananai’a is impressive to look at. Standing at about eight feet high, its ...
Guantanamo Bay hearing delayed after mysterious disappearance of legal files
2013 04 11
Pre-trial hearings in the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals have been delayed to address the disappearance of defense legal documents from Pentagon computers, military officials said on Thursday. A weeklong hearing was scheduled to start on Monday for Abd al Rahim al Nashiri – a Saudi Arabian citizen alleged to be the mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole off ...
Stanford team creates transparent brain
2013 04 11
Stanford researchers have turned a dreary gray brain into an object as transparent as apricot Jell-O -- an approach that will reveal new secrets into the most mysterious of organs. The process, called CLARITY, transforms the brain’s tissue by replacing opaque fat with a clear gel, creating a limpid organ with all of its essential circuitry intact and in place. "Brain tissue ...
Sun Unleashes Biggest Solar Flare of the Year Yet
2013 04 11
The most powerful solar flare of the year erupted from the sun today (April 11) sparking a temporary radio blackout on Earth, NASA officials say. The solar flare occurred at 3:16 a.m. EDT (0716 GMT) and registered as a M6.5-class sun storm, a relatively mid-level flare on the scale of solar tempests. It coincided with an eruption of super-hot solar plasma ...
Nazca lines ripped up by quarrying operations in Peru
2013 04 11
A mining company has reportedly destroyed a portion of the world famous Nazca Lines, a World Heritage Site. El Comercio, a Peruvian news publication, reported the destruction last month. The article stated that some of the ancient limestone lines had been destroyed by the mining company Gálveze during the creation of quarries to access the limestone in the area. Apparently, the ...
Google, Beyond the CIA: Insurgency and Espionage Factory
2013 04 11
Intercepted emails expose Google as an intelligence contractor openly involved in aiding terror organizations throughout Africa, Asia and the world, working well outside any official oversight and authority, far beyond even the CIA’s wildest abuses. STRATFOR, in an email exchange says this of Google: “GOOGLE is getting White House and State Department support & air cover. In reality, ...
RFK Assassination - Hypno Programming and a Second Shooter
2013 04 11
Recent legal filings on behalf of Sirhan Sirhan, jailed 45 years ago in the death of Robert F. Kennedy, reveal new evidence suggestive of a larger conspiracy. The filings also enumerate examples of obstructive tactics by a government representative—contortions reminiscent of the Warren Commission’s incredible, acrobatic magic bullet that was essential in creating consensus for a lone wolf assassin in ...
Extradition doesn’t apply to Assange: Swedish judge
2013 04 11
A Swedish supreme court judge discussing his country’s legal system and the case of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange with Australian students has said that Swedish law prohibits extradition for military or political crimes. A Swedish supreme court judge discussing his country’s legal system and the case of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange with Australian students has said that Swedish law prohibits extradition ...
Mysterious Stone Structure Discovered Beneath Sea of Galilee
2013 04 10
A giant "monumental" stone structure discovered beneath the waters of the Sea of Galilee in Israel has archaeologists puzzled as to its purpose and even how long ago it was built. The mysterious structure is cone shaped, made of "unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders," and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons the researchers said. That makes it heavier than most modern-day warships. Rising ...
Can a Small Community Throw a Monkey Wrench into the Global Fracking Machine?
2013 04 10
The history of liberty is a history of resistance — Woodrow Wilson While New Yorkers anxiously await Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision on whether to lift the state’s de facto moratorium on high-volume slick-water horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” Woodstock, the iconic counter-culture capital of the world, has become the first municipality to call for legislation to make fracking a Class C felony. Woodstock’s ...
Watching UK: A silent explosion of private investigators in Britain
2013 04 10
Private investigation firms are multiplying across the UK: As the technology used by undercover snoopers becomes cheaper and increasingly advanced, the practice continues to grow, with even town authorities using them to bypass privacy laws. ‘A CCTV camera for every 14 citizens’ is a widely cited statistic in the UK, despite exact numbers being difficult to calculate. However, surveillance takes on ...
Invisible ’Dark Lighting’ Blasts Airline Passengers With Radiation
2013 04 10
"Dark lightning" that is almost invisible within clouds may regularly blast airline passengers with large numbers of gamma rays, scientists find. However, these outbursts do not seem to reach truly dangerous levels, researchers added. More than a decade ago, researchers unexpectedly discovered thunderstorms could generate brief but powerful bursts of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light. These so-called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes ...
Meditation Allows Brain To Control Body Temperature, Say Scientists
2013 04 10
Scientists report that the meditating brain can control core body temperature, a finding that could help in boosting immunity to fight infectious diseases or immunodeficiency. A team of researchers led by Associate Professor Maria Kozhevnikov from the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (NUS) studied Tibetan nuns practising a form of meditation known as g-tummo. G-tummo meditation is believed ...
Media Still Hype Staged Toppling of Saddam Statue as Genuine
2013 04 10
The tearing down of Saddam Hussein’s statue in 2003 was a propaganda event, choreographed by US psy ops Tuesday was the 10-year anniversary of the fall of Baghdad by invading US troops, marked infamously by the pulling down of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad’s Firdous Square. The event is still treated in the media as a pivotal, symbolic moment in ...
Fukushima Nuclear Cooling System Goes Down (Again)
2013 04 10
A cooling system inside one of the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant failed once again on Friday, highlighting the ongoing nuclear catastophe at the plant—which reports say will take decades to decommission. A TEPCO official said that they had lost the ability to cool radioactive fuel rods in one of the plant’s crippled reactors for roughly three hours—the second ...
Big Brother is watching: Teachers track whether students are doing their e-readings
2013 04 10
For most university and college professors, you only find out if your class did the assigned readings when you ask a question during lecture – only to be met by averted eyes and uncomfortable shuffling in seats. Some Texas A&M professors, however, can now know for certain whether or not their students have read their textbooks. A pilot project with CourseSmart ...
8,000 artefacts and rising: City dig pronounced the ’most important ever’ in London
2013 04 09
Archaeologists have nicknamed the site ’the Pompeii of the North’ When archaeologists were called to a site in the City of London where an ugly office block and a bar once stood, they were sceptical that it held any secrets. Yet six months into the dig on Bloomberg Place, a three-acre site close to Mansion House tube station, experts believed they ...
Background of UFO documentary’s humanoid alien revealed
2013 04 09
The recent press release about the UFO documentary Sirius which will feature Dr. Steven Greer and his research on a tiny ET they call the “Atacama Humanoid,” caused quite a bit of stir after it was published in several websites, including our own. What most American ufologists didn’t realize, however, is that this case from Chile’s northern Atacama Desert region ...
6.3 magnitude quake strikes near Iran’s Bushehr nuke facility, 37 deaths reported
2013 04 09
Thirty-seven people have been killed after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Bushehr in Iran. Around 850 people have been injured, according to Iranian media. The area is home to the Bushehr nuclear power plant. At least 37 people had died so far and 850 were injured, including 100 who were hospitalized, Bushehr provincial governor Fereidoun Hasanvand told state TV. "Based on ...
Interspecies Telepathy: Human Thoughts Make Rat Move
2013 04 09
Telepathic control of another person’s body is a small step closer. By linking the technologies of two brain/computer interfaces, human volunteers were able to trigger movement in a rat’s tail using their minds. Recently, researchers linked the brains of two rats so that they worked together to accomplish a task. Such techniques are unlikely to be applied to humans any time ...
Hermit Crab Species Found Alive for First Time
2013 04 09
A recent submarine dive turned up a species of hermit crab that was previously only known through dead, dried specimens procured more than a century ago. The sub collected a few of the animals, known as Pylopagurus discoidalis, from the Caribbean and brought them back to an aquarium, where they were photographed. These are the first pictures of the live animals ...
Three years after BP oil spill, research finds massive die-off
2013 04 09
The oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster three years ago killed off millions of amoeba-like creatures that form the basis of the gulf’s aquatic food chain, according to scientists at the University of South Florida. The die-off of tiny foraminifera stretched through the mile-deep DeSoto Canyon and beyond, following the path of an underwater ...
Kissinger Cables: WikiLeaks unveils US foreign policy ’database’ - Tony Gosling
2013 04 09
WikiLeaks is holding a press conference in Washington - following the publication of an unprecedented number of US diplomatic records. Most of the documents were reportedly obtained by the site’s founder - Julian Assange - who’s been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since last June. RT discuss new mass release of documents with Tony Gosling, a UK-based investigative ...
Margaret Thatcher Was Correct About Why The Euro Would Be A Disaster
2013 04 09
Margaret Thatcher was an incredibly polarizing figure, but everyone should be able to agree that she was absolutely spot on about why the Euro would be such a disaster. As Peter Oborne reported in the Telegraph In 2010, Thatcher’s two autobiographies, "The Downing Street Years" (1993) and "The Path To Power" (1995) discussed the tactics she would use to argue against ...
Empire’s Double Edged Sword: Global Military + NGOs
2013 04 08
Part 1: Imperialism is Alive and Well The British Empire didn’t just have a fleet that projected its hegemonic will across the planet, it possessed financial networks to consolidate global economic power, and system administrators to ensure the endless efficient flow of resources from distant lands back to London and into the pockets of England’s monied elite. It was a well ...
Harvesting eggs from aborted babies to create IVF babies? Ten years later the story still horrifies
2013 04 08
A proposal by fertility researchers to “harvest” female gametes, “ova,” from the dead bodies of aborted children to create in vitro embryos in the lab has created a small buzz among the pro-life websites, blogs and Facebook in the last couple of days. But the buzz is over a story that appeared in the Daily Mail nearly ten years ago, ...
PETMAN Ready for Armageddon: Hard to Tell if Man or Machine With New Robot Incarnation
2013 04 08
You might not be looking forward to a post-armageddon world, but Boston Dynamics and DARPA seem to be preparing for it with the newest version of PETMAN (Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin). More Man Than Machine? Over the years, we have watched PETMAN go through his various stages of evolution - from surprising, to creepy, and finally downright disturbing. PETMAN began as a pair ...
"‘Illegal we do immediately; unconstitutional takes a little longer": Kissinger in new mass WikiLeaks document release
2013 04 08
WikiLeaks has published the ‘Kissinger Cables’: its largest public release of documents in nearly a year, totaling some 1.7 million classified files, including information on the US’s secret diplomatic history. A variety of files have been collected and collated, including from congressional correspondence, intelligence reports, and cables. Julian Assange, who heads the organization, told the Press Association that the documents were illustrative ...
Study Suggests Fukushima Disaster Caused Thyroid Abnormalities in U.S. Babies
2013 04 08
Thyroid abnormalities have shown up in American babies living along the West Coast, which researchers say was caused by radiation that leaked from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011. Babies born in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington between one week and 16 weeks after the nuclear meltdown began in March 2011 were found to be 28% more likely ...
First magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling block
2013 04 08
The world’s first clinical trial designed to explore using a hallucinogen from magic mushrooms to treat people with depression has stalled because of British and European rules on the use of illegal drugs in research. David Nutt, president of the British Neuroscience Association and professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, said he had been granted an ethical green light and ...
Loch Ness monster expert to reveal findings
2013 04 08
An expert delving deep into the history of Nessie spotters is to reveal his findings on the 80th anniversary of the first modern-day sighting. Dr Charles Paxton, a statistical ecologist from St Andrews University, is working on the first catalogue of all known sightings of the Loch Ness monster in modern times. The researcher will present his findings at a conference this ...
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female PM, dead at 87
2013 04 08
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87. She suffered a stroke Monday, her spokeswoman said. Thatcher’s funeral will be at St. Paul’s Cathedral, with full military honors, followed by a private cremation, the British prime minister’s office announced. Thatcher ...
Sunken Treasure: Egyptian Artifact Find Is Largest Nautical Collection From the Ancient World
2013 04 05
Research sheds light on ancient Egyptian port and ship graveyard New research into Thonis-Heracleion, a sunken port-city that served as the gateway to Egypt in the first millennium BC, was examined at a recent international conference at the University of Oxford. The port city, situated 6.5 kilometres off today’s coastline, was one of the biggest commercial hubs in the Mediterranean before ...
Saffron: Ancient Healing Powers Confirmed by Science
2013 04 05
Clearly there is something magical about the Crocus sativus flower, from which the spice saffron is derived. If its striking beauty does not immediately cast a spell on its beholder, often it simply takes experiencing the spice to fall into full enchantment with it. While saffron is exceptionally expensive, because it takes approximately 150 flowers to yield just ...
Non-Embryonic Stem Cells: The Dawning of a New Era of Hope
2013 04 05
Ethical worries have slowed medical research into applications for stem cells. But scientists like Robert Lanza have developed less controversial ways to derive stem cells from normal body cells rather than embryos and are already launching the first clinical trials. Stem cell researcher Robert Lanza hopes to save thousands of lives -- and for a long time this caused him to ...
Teenager astounds scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom
2013 04 05
A teenager has astounded scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom in an attempt to discover why his brother is ginger. Fred Turner, 17, built the machine from items he found around his house, including an old video player, after becoming fascinated by why he has straight brown hair, while his younger brother Gus, 14, has a shock ...
Bold Claims: UFO documentary reveals “humanoid of unknown classification”
2013 04 05
A new documentary on UFOs, extraterrestrials, and advanced clean energy, hopes to provide evidence that the government has figured out how UFOs operate and are hiding advanced technology that can provide clean energy. The film also features the discovery of an alleged humanoid body whose DNA has been sequenced and found to be of an “unknown classification.” Photos of the ...
The Growing Campaign to Revoke Obama’s Peace Prize
2013 04 05
The Nobel Peace Prize that President Obama received 40 months ago has emerged as the most appalling Orwellian award of this century. No, war is not peace. George Carlin used to riff about oxymorons like “jumbo shrimp,” “genuine imitation,” “political science” and “military intelligence.” But humor is of the gallows sort when we consider the absurdity and tragedy of the ...
Hagfish Slime Could Become Future Eco-Friendly Clothes
2013 04 05
Scientists developing today’s high-tech products often look to nature for ideas. Velcro was inspired by the tiny barbs on plant seeds, and the shape of Japan’s bullet train was inspired by the beak of a kingfisher. Now some Canadian scientists are studying a natural material from the oceans that might inspire the clothing of the future. Anna Rothschild of our ...
Humanity’s Final Game: a titanium board game lost in the desert
2013 04 05
The cathedrals of Europe took centuries to build, surviving political upheavals for the benefit of future generations. Can a board game created today also last that long? That’s what game designer Jason Rohrer was shooting for when he unveiled A Game for Someone, winner of the Game Design Challenge at the recent Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. Rohrer, who has ...
Skyscraper Engulfed By Fire, Does Not Collapse
2013 04 04
Building refuses to conform to post-9/11 understanding of physics The new understanding of physics since September 11, 2001, that limited fire damage can cause buildings to implode at almost free fall speed into their own footprints, was confounded once again as a 40-storey skyscraper in Chechnya was engulfed with flames for hours yet did not collapse. The blaze consumed an apartment building ...
Cyro: the creepy autonomous robot jellyfish that could eventually patrol the oceans of the world
2013 04 04
Continuing the US military’s focus on developing robots that mimic animals, the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Office of Naval Research has funded a project that has already produced a prototype of a giant robotic jellyfish. Other research includes insect-like drones capable of carrying out lethal missions, a silent drone inspired by owls, bird-like drones already used in the field, ...
Have We Found the Mythical ’Gate to Hades’?
2013 04 04
A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced. Known as Pluto’s Gate -- Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin -- the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition. Historic sources located the site in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale, and described the opening as ...
New York City Asks: What Happened to the 1,116 Missing 9/11 Victims?
2013 04 04
More than 11 years after the catastrophic destruction of the World Trade Center, New York City’s government is finally asking: What in the world could have happened to the missing 1,116 victims? In every building collapse in history, all of the victims’ bodies have been recovered more or less intact. That is because falling buildings crush human bodies. They do not ...
Faint ’Red Arcs’ Spotted Over Europe
2013 04 04
Glowing red arcs invisible to the naked eye have now been detected high above most of Europe using advanced cameras pointed at the sky. When streams of high-energy, charged particles come rushing from the sun to batter Earth, they cause what are called geomagnetic storms. These events are disruptions in the magnetosphere, the part of Earth’s atmosphere dominated by the planet’s ...
Obama launches research initiative to study human brain
2013 04 04
The White House unveiled a sweeping new initiative on Tuesday to map the individual cells and circuits that make up the human brain, a project that will give scientists a better understanding of how a healthy brain works and how to devise better treatments for injuries and diseases of the brain. "There is this enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked," said ...
Scientists charged with smuggling contagious germs
2013 04 04
Canadian federal police on Wednesday charged two former government scientists with allegedly trafficking in dangerous and highly contagious germs. Klaus Nielsen and Wei Ling Yu, former researchers at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), are accused of attempting to export harmful pathogens that could infect humans and livestock to China. Nielsen was apprehended as he was heading to the Ottawa airport last ...
Strange sleep disorder makes people see demons
2013 04 03
When filmmaker Carla MacKinnon started waking up several times a week unable to move, with the sense that a disturbing presence was in the room with her, she didn’t call up her local ghost hunter. She got researching. Now, that research is becoming a short film and multiplatform art project exploring the strange and spooky phenomenon of sleep paralysis. The ...
Exxon spill: ’I saw a river of oil heading down my street’
2013 04 03
This past weekend, the tranquillity of a suburban housing development in Arkansas was brutally interrupted by a strange flood – one not of water, but of oil. A pipeline belonging to ExxonMobil ruptured, spilling thousands of barrels of crude oil into the town of Mayflower. Our Observer filmed this surreal scene before any emergency personnel had yet arrived. The state of ...
Air Force Wants New Energy Weapons to Cause Non-Lethal ‘Bioeffects’
2013 04 03
The Air Force is preparing to spend millions researching how unknown “bioeffects” happen when the human body is blasted by radiowaves and high-powered microwaves — which the Air Force hopes could lead to exotic new energy weapons. Recently, the Air Force Bioeffects Division announced it’s exploring how radiation from non-lethal energy weapons can causes changes to the body at the molecular ...
2,000-year-old Damascus synagogue destroyed
2013 04 03
The holiest Jewish site in Syria – the 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in Damascus – has been looted and burned, and its roof blown off. The Syrian army and rebel forces have both blamed each other for the demolition of the historic landmark. It is believed that the Jobar Synagogue, one of the world’s oldest, was built atop a cave where the ...
Kony2012: Unwanted in 2013
2013 04 03
Remember KONY 2012? It was a call-to-action film that came out of seemingly nowhere that rapidly went viral. Wikipedia writes: "The film’s purpose was to promote [Invisible Children Inc.] charity’s "Stop Kony" movement to make African cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested by ...
The Burning of Judas and the Problem of Evil
2013 04 03
Last night, the people of San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas gathered in the town square to witness the traditional burning of Judas. The burning of Judas in effigy is a local custom taking place at the end of Holy Week (“Semana Santa”). The square behind the Palacio Municipal was packed with thousands of locals, who climbed onto stairways ...
The God King Scenario
2013 04 03
Recent Planetary Chaos? Velikovsky In the 1950s, Immanuel Velikovsky, a Russian phychologist (1895-1979), wrote a book called ’Worlds in Collision.’ Although a bestseller, Velikovsky’s theories were rejected or ignored by the academic community. Why was this? Velikovsky stated that Venus was a new planet recently born from Jupiter and that along with Mars, Venus entered into encounters with Earth causing vast upheavals in ...
Kerry: US to Defend South Korea From North
2013 04 03
Secretary of State John Kerry has promised that the US will defend South Korea militarily from North Korea, saying that its “treaty ally” could count on the massive American military for its defense. North Korea and South Korea have traded threats recently, but these regular rounds of escalated rhetoric don’t necessarily lead to fighting. Kerry, however, termed North Korea’s threats “unacceptable.” Kerry ...
Geoengineering, Runaway Climate Change, And The Poisoning Of Life On Earth
2013 04 02
More major publications are trying to “condition” the population to the idea of “geoengineering” as a cure for the increasingly extreme climate. It is ever more shocking that publications like “Foreign Affairs” can still pretend they don’t know SRM (stratospheric aerosol geoengineering) has been a lethal reality for decades. They say “SRM could cool the planet in a few months”, ...
Is government, by its very nature, immoral?
2013 04 02
Tragedy and Hope Presents: History... So It Doesn’t Repeat, featuring a debate between Stefan Molyneux and Tom Willcutts, attempting to answer the question "Is government, by its very nature, immoral?". Tune into Red Ice Radio: Scott Bartle - Hour 1 - Frequently Unanswered Questions of the "Australian Government" Larken Rose - Hour 1 - The Government Con Dean Clifford - Hour 1 - The ...
Ex-CNN Reporter: I Received Orders to Manipulate News to Demonize Syria and Iran
2013 04 02
Ex-CNN reporter Amber Lyon revealed that during her work for the channel she received orders to send false news and exclude some others which the US administration did not favor with the aim to create a public opinion in favor of launching an aggression on Iran and Syria. Lyon was quoted by the Slovak main news website as saying that the ...
Researchers Develop Herbal Method to Remove Fluoride from Drinking Water
2013 04 02
Researchers in India have developed a filter system based on a medicinal herb, which they say can quickly and easily remove fluoride from drinking water. The technology described in the March issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering uses parts of the plant Tridax procumbens as a biocarbon filter for the ion. Drinking water can contain natural fluoride or fluoride might ...
Men’s sex chromosome is doomed?
2013 04 02
The poorly designed Y chromosome that makes men is degrading rapidly and will disappear, even if humans are still around. Evolutionary geneticist Jenny Graves says that while the process is likely to happen within the next five million years, it could have begun in some isolated groups. "As long as something came along it its stead, we would not even suspect without ...
MI6 agent ’admitted’ plot to kill Congo’s first democratic leader
2013 04 02
Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister was abducted and killed in a cold war operation run by British intelligence, according to remarks said to have been made by the woman who was leading the MI6 station in the central African country at the time. A Labour peer has claimed that Baroness Park of Monmouth admitted to him a few months before ...
Shroud of Turin gets rare display amid new research
2013 04 02
Genuine or not, pope says ’icon’ expresses sovereign majesty The Shroud of Turin went on display for a special TV appearance Saturday amid new research disputing claims that it is a medieval fake and purporting to date the linen, which some say was Jesus’ burial cloth, to around the time of his death. Pope Francis sent a special video message to the ...
Another SEAL Team Six Member Dies
2013 04 02
Brett "Shady" Shadle, the SEAL Team Six member who died after a training accident in Arizona this week, was "one of the best," a former colleague at the elite unit told ABC News. "Both tactically on the battlefield and at home, he was one of the best SEALs I’ve ever worked with," said an ex-SEAL Team Six member who served with ...
Cyprus Parliament President Says “No Future” Under Troika, Calls For “Iceland” Solution
2013 04 02
Just last week Yiannakis Omirou, Cypriot House of Representatives President, was calling for the nation to accept it is "time for responsibility" as they progressed towards a final solution; and yet today, as Cyprus’ Famagusta reports, he believes the ’Troika-imposed’ responsibility will, "turn Cyprus into a colony of the worst possible type." His ’Icelandic’ solution is to "leave the Troika ...
Holmes to Face Death Penalty in Shooting
2013 04 01
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for James Holmes, who has been accused of committing 12 first degree murders and scores of other crimes in a mass shooting at a movie theater near Denver in July. "For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death," District Attorney George Brauchler said at a court hearing Monday. The decision immediately prompted a delay in the trial, ...
South Korea Vows Military Reply if North Provokes It
2013 04 01
President Park Geun-hye of South Korea ordered the country’s military on Monday to deliver a strong and immediate response to any North Korean provocation, the latest turn in a war of words that has become a test of resolve for the relatively unproven leaders in both the North and South. “I consider the current North Korean threats very serious,” Ms. Park ...
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