July 2013
News archive

6,000-year-old 'Halls of the Dead' unearthed in England
2013 07 31
Archaeologists have unearthed two nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two massive buildings in England. The two wooden long-buildings, or halls, were burnt to the ground; the ashes were then shoveled in to make burial mounds. "The buildings seemed to have been deliberately burned down," said Julian Thomas, the archaeologist leading the excavation and a professor at the University of ...
Teachers Will Be Armed in Arkansas
2013 07 31
Clarksville High School in Arkansas will be the first high school to utilize state laws that allow armed security guards in schools to arm teachers. Training is underway now that will facilitate teachers carrying concealed weapons when classes resume. David Hopkins, superintendent for Clarksville explained: "The plan we've been given in the past is, 'Well, lock your doors, turn off your lights ...
Writing: Better than a Band-Aid?
2013 07 31
For those of us who write, we often feel a psychological or emotional release after writing, especially if we've tackled a difficult subject. It turns out this emotional release may work on an even deeper level. According to a new study from New Zealand, expressive writing helps wounds heal more quickly in older adults, a group prone to injuries. The study, ...
Cameron's Inquisition Against Esoterica Marks the Beginning of Fascist Tyranny
2013 07 31
Alexandria Fire by Hermann Goll (1876) You won't hear this on the State run media, unless you count the Huffington Post as such, but David Cameron's much vaunted initiative to institute automatic opt-in controls for child porn are actually really about suppressing freedom of speech and censorship of esoteric thought, such as is found on Ishtar's Gate. This is not censorship by ...
Moscow Subway To Use Devices To Read Data On Phones
2013 07 31
The head of police for Moscow's subway system has said stations will soon be equipped with devices that can read the data on the mobile telephones of passengers. In the July 29 edition of "Izvestia," Moscow Metro police chief Andrei Mokhov said the device would be used to help locate stolen mobile phones. Mokhov said the devices have a range of about ...
Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After Gulf Spill
2013 07 31
Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destruction of critical evidence after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. The oil services company said it would pay the maximum allowable fine of $200,000 and will be subject to three years of probation. It will also continue its cooperation in the government's criminal ...
Huge 'Hole' In Sun Spied By NASA/ESA Spacecraft
2013 07 30
Coronal Hole Seen Over Sun's North Pole By SOHO Spacecraft A space telescope aimed at the sun has spotted a gigantic hole in the solar atmosphere — a dark spot that covers nearly a quarter of our closest star, spewing solar material and gas into space. The so-called coronal hole over the sun's north pole came into view between July ...
Growing a Replacement for Styrofoam
2013 07 30
Today a unique com­pany called Ecovative has devel­oped a replace­ment for envi­ron­men­tally threat­en­ing polystyrene—known com­monly as Styrofoam—for an ever-widening range of appli­ca­tions. The incred­i­ble part: the mate­r­ial is grown, not man­u­fac­tured, and actu­ally pro­vides nutri­ents to the land when dis­posed of. A Mixed Blessing When poly­styrene was invented, it rev­o­lu­tion­ized the pack­ing indus­try. Extremely light­weight, cheap and capa­ble of being pro­duced in ...
Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack Murdered by NSA?
2013 07 30
"In today's video, AMTV investigates the possibility that elite programmer Barnaby Jack was murdered by the NSA. Jack was expected to reveal breaking new technology this week at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas Nevada that would highlight a security breach in millions of pacemakers and insulin pumps worn by people around the world. We therefore ask the ...
The Origins of the American Public Education System: Horace Mann & the Prussian Model of Obedience
2013 07 30
"The American Public Education System was directly imported from Prussia (modern day Germany). This model of "free and compulsory" education was designed by the Prussian Emperor, in order to generate obedient workers and soldiers who would not question his authority. In the 1830's, American Lawmaker Horace Mann visited Prussia and researched its education methodology. He was infatuated with the emperor's method ...
Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy, convicted on other counts
2013 07 30
Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy but still faces up to 130 years in prison after being found guilty on several counts of theft and espionage. The military judge hearing the case, Army Col Denise Lind, gave her verdict at 1pm on Tuesday. The aiding the enemy charge was the most serious, as it carried a ...
FBI Admits to Flying Drones Over US Without Warrants
2013 07 30
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has used drones for domestic surveillance purposes in the United States at least ten times without obtaining warrants. In three additional cases, drones were authorized but "not actually used." Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday published a letter from FBI Assistant Director Stephen D. Kelly, who admitted that the agency used unmanned aerial ...
New JFK documentary alleges a second shooter ... a Secret Service agent who shot the president by ACCIDENT
2013 07 30
Many conspiracy theorists unhappy with the official account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy have pointed to evidence they believe shows that the president was shot twice, from different directions. Now a new documentary has come up with a new twist on the conspiracy theory, claiming that a Secret Service agent was the man who fired that shot... by accident. JFK: ...
Canada's Communications Security Establishment part of a secret state-within-the-state
2013 07 30
Most Canadians had never heard of the Communications Security Establishment (CSEC), the Canadian counterpart of the US National Security Agency (NSA), prior to last month's Globe and Mail report that CSEC has been metadata mining Canadians' electronic communications since 2005. And Canada's elite is determined to keep it that way—to ensure that the public knows as little as possible about the ...
Michael Hastings Video: Does New Footage Show Explosions Prior To Crash?
2013 07 29
Independent and alternative media outlets question the official version of events after reviewing this latest footage released of Michael Hastings' fiery crash on June 18, 2013. Some are suggesting that an explosion can be seen just prior to the final impact. Decide for yourself: (Warning: May be graphic to some viewers) From Wikipedia: "Video from a nearby security camera shows Hasting's vehicle struck a ...
From Atlantis to Noah's Ark: What lies beneath the flood myths?
2013 07 29
From Atlantis to Noah's Ark, we have long been drawn to stories of submerged lands. What lies beneath the flood myths? In 1931, a trawler called the Colinda sank its nets into the North Sea, 25 miles off the coast of Norfolk, and dredged up an unlikely artefact — a handworked antler, 21cm long, with a set of barbs running along ...
Lockerbie bomber release linked to arms deal, according to secret letter
2013 07 29
An email sent by the then British ambassador in Tripoli details how a prisoner transfer agreement would be signed once Libya "fulfils its promise" to buy an air defence system. The disclosure is embarrassing for members of the then Labour government, which always insisted that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's release was not linked to commercial deals. Tony Blair during one of his meetings with ...
"Better defence spending" needed to back up EU 'principles'
2013 07 29
Europe needs to make better use of dwindling defence budgets if it is to properly take care of military problems in its own backyard as the US orients itself towards Asia, the EU commission said Wednesday. In an ideas paper meant to feed into an EU leaders defence summit in December, the commission noted that Washington is "rebalancing its strategic focus ...
Professor: Robots to Patrol Cities by 2040
2013 07 29
Robots will be patrolling cities by 2040 according to Professor Noel Sharkey, who predicts their tasks will include asking for ID, tasering and arresting suspects as well as crowd control. In an article entitled 2084: Big robot is watching you, Sharkey, a robotics professor at the University of Sheffield, forecasts a world in which the jobs of surveillance, security and law ...
Google Engineer Wins NSA Award, Then Says NSA Should Be Abolished
2013 07 29
Last week, Dr. Joseph Bonneau learned that he had won the NSA's first annual "Science of Security (SoS) Competition." The competition, which aims to honor the best "scientific papers about national security" as a way to strengthen NSA collaboration with researchers in academia, honored Bonneau for his paper on the nature of passwords. And how did Bonneau respond to being honored ...
Top hacker dies days before scheduled Black Hat Convention talk: "Hacking Humans"
2013 07 29
US hacker dies a week before he was to reveal 'pacemaker flaw' A prominent hacker who discovered a way to have automatic teller machines spit out cash and was set to deliver a talk about hacking pacemakers and other wireless implantable medical devices has died in San Francisco. Barnaby Jack died at his home in San Francisco Thursday, although the cause of ...
Largest Financial Hack Ever
2013 07 29
5 Hackers Stole 160 Million Credit Cards, Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Five Eastern European men were indicted Thursday for committing the largest financial hack ever. The five-man hacker crew -- four from Russia and one from Ukraine -- broke into more than a dozen corporations around the world and stole 160 million credit card numbers, usernames, passwords and more personal ...
Archaeologist who discovered the Hobbit dies
2013 07 27
The archaeologist who helped discover the extinct Homo species Flores Hobbit, Professor Mike Morwood, has died after a struggle with cancer. The Hobbit was thought to have lived around 18,000 years ago. New Zealand-born Professor Morwood, who was based at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wollongong, was also a world expert in Australian rock art. Professor ...
Islam's Medieval Underworld
2013 07 27
The year is—let us say—1170, and you are the leader of a city watch in medieval Persia. Patrolling the dangerous alleyways in the small hours of the morning, you and your men chance upon two or three shady-looking characters loitering outside the home of a wealthy merchant. Suspecting that you have stumbled across a gang of housebreakers, you order them ...
Death Happens More Slowly Than Thought
2013 07 26
A new study reveals how death in organisms, including humans, spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole individual is dead. The good news is that, in certain cases, scientists may be able to stop the biochemical process that leads to this death wave, reviving the individual. It's difficult to study such life and death matters on animals. Who ...
NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover Particle Accelerator in the Heart of Earth's Radiation Belts
2013 07 26
Scientists have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of super-energetic, charged particles surrounding the globe called the Van Allen radiation belts. Scientists knew that something in space accelerated particles in the radiation belts to more than 99 percent the speed of light but they didn't know what ...
New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass
2013 07 26
But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time. Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while possibly staying in place, or even contracting. The theory, which comes from a University of ...
The killer in SeaWorld's midst
2013 07 26
Captivating documentary 'Blackfish' uses the death of a trainer at the Florida attraction to examine the wisdom of keeping marine predators in captivity Blackfish: "I never imagined I'd end up questioning SeaWorld's practices and entire belief system," says filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite In 2010, Dawn Brancheau, an experienced 40-year-old trainer at Florida's SeaWorld, was killed by the Orlando theme park's star ...
Dzhokar Tsarnaev's Throat Wound: Another Government Lie Bites the Dust
2013 07 26
It's another example of why you should never trust the government. Back in April federal officialdom told us Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev was shot in the throat and unable to talk. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was trotted out to confirm this fantasy story. He said Tsarnaev was in "serious but stable condition" and "not yet able to communicate yet." Then we ...
Olympic medals will come from outer space
2013 07 25
Red Ice Creations Note: The Olympics is a huge event when the entire world is watching, and it is an opportunity for symbolism and hidden messages to be communicated - for good or for ill. We have many related articles, as found below, focusing on analysis of past Olympics which seem to act as vehicles for symbolic declaration to ...
Light completely stopped for a record-breaking minute
2013 07 25
The fastest thing in the universe has come to a complete stop for a record-breaking minute. At full pelt, light would travel about 18 million kilometres in that time – that's more than 20 round trips to the moon. "One minute is extremely, extremely long," says Thomas Krauss at the University of St Andrews, UK. "This is indeed a major milestone." The ...
98 million were given polio vaccine contaminated with cancer-causing virus, admits CDC
2013 07 25
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has once again been caught removing pertinent but indicting information about vaccines from its website. This time it involves the infamous polio vaccine, up to 98 million doses of which have been exposed as containing a cancer-causing virus that is now believed to be responsible for causing millions of cancers in ...
Scientist: Humans could eventually grow beaks
2013 07 25
It might sound more like science fiction than a serious prediction, but a biologist has suggested that humans could one day evolve to grow beaks. Dr Gareth Fraser, of Sheffield University, said a beak would be "more robust and practical" than teeth and would not rot, chip or fall out. We will not be seeing beaked humans in our lifetime, ...
Evidence Mounts Agent Provocateurs Used by Brazilian Police
2013 07 25
Demonstrators say police infiltrator threw the molotov cocktail used to justify severe police violence Police sent infiltrators and agent provocateurs into crowds of protesters in Rio de Janeiro Monday—the first day of the Pope's visit to Brazil— as extensive video footage and witness testimony strongly suggests. One of the two suspected infiltrators captured on film may have thrown the Molotov cocktail that ...
Ace Of Spades For Michael Hastings: DARPA Contractors Take Control Of Moving Vehicles
2013 07 25
Ace Of Spades For Michael Hastings: DARPA Contractors Take Control Of Moving Vehicles— "And The Next Thing You Know, You're On The News" In his book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan, Michael Hastings recalled the incident. "We'll hunt you down and kill you if we don't like what you write," the staffer threatened, ...
US wants Russia to 'return' Snowden, not 'extradite': ambassador
2013 07 25
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said that Washington wants fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden returned to the United States and not extradited, news reports said Thursday. "The U.S. is not asking for 'extradition,' but simply the return of Mr. Snowden. We have sent many people back to Russia," McFaul said in his Twitter blog. McFaul did not clarify what he meant ...
Long-lost pyramids found?
2013 07 24
Mysterious, pyramid-like structures spotted in the Egyptian desert by an amateur satellite archaeologist might be long-lost pyramids after all, according to a new investigation into the enigmatic mounds. Angela Micol, who last year found the structures using Google Earth 5,000 miles away in North Carolina, says puzzling features have been uncovered during a preliminary ground proofing expedition, revealing cavities and shafts. "Moreover, ...
UK's Anti-Pornography Plan Is Scary, Pointless Grandstanding
2013 07 24
The U.K. Prime Minister today proposed a sweeping set of internet filtering--some would say censorship--laws. They will go nowhere. It's for the children! U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning that "By the end of this year, when someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family friendly filters will be automatically selected." That means you'll have ...
With Fukushima nuclear plant still leaking, Japan clean-up bill soars to $50bn
2013 07 24
Many are sceptical that government-led effort will make area habitable again Japanese researchers say the cost of cleaning up from the Fukushima nuclear disaster could top $50bn (£32.6bn), more than four times the amount allocated by the government. The figure does not include compensation for those affected by the explosion and the subsequent fallout, or the multibillion-dollar price tag for decommissioning the ...
At least 35 killed as train derails in northern Spain
2013 07 24
A high-speed train has reportedly derailed in Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, leaving at least 35 people dead and 50 injured. Media reports suggest the death toll may rise. The train, which reportedly had 240 people on board, was en route between Madrid and Ferrol. According to media reports, 13 cars derailed – at least four of which caught fire. ...
Extraterrestrial Intelligence it is Overwhelmingly Likely to be Post-Biological
2013 07 24
During an epoch of dramatic climate change 200,000 years ago, Homo sapiens (modern humans) evolved in Africa. Several leading scientists are asking: Is the human species entering a new evolutionary, post-biological inflection point? Paul Davies, a British-born theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and Co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative at Arizona ...
Calls for New Investigations into the FBI Todashev Killing
2013 07 24
In a story that continues to get little play in western mainstream media, calls have been renewed to investigate the shooting death of 27 year old Chechen immigrant Ibraghim Todashev, alleged acquaintance of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called on state officials to launch independent investigations into the May 22 2013 death. ...
NSA Says It Can't Search Its Own Emails
2013 07 24
The NSA is a "supercomputing powerhouse" with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture. But ask the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a seemingly ...
Bulgaria: Protesters Trap MPs in Parliament
2013 07 24
Riot police free more than 100 MPs and ministers blockaded for more than eight hours as anti-government protests grow Police in Bulgaria have broken up a blockade of parliament by anti-government protesters to escort out more than 100 MPs and ministers who had been trapped inside the building for more than eight hours. Police in riot gear pushed away the protesters early ...
New language discovered in Australia, only spoken by 350 people
2013 07 23
It's spoken only by a few hundred people living in a tiny desert community, and almost exclusively by those under the age of 35. But the discovery of a new language in remote Australia is causing a ripple of excitement among linguists around the world. Lajamanu, with a population of around 850, lies on the northern fringe of the Tanami Desert, 870 ...
War arose recently, anthropologists contend
2013 07 23
A battle has broken out among scientists trying to untangle the origins of war. The fighting is over whether hunter-gatherer communities in recent centuries have tended more toward war — defined as banding together in groups to kill people in other populations — than toward one-on-one attacks within their own communities. A second front has broken out over how to extrapolate from modern behavior to ...
A Royal Dynasty: The "Moon Baby" Born
2013 07 23
This week the great hordes waited with anticipatory fervor as celeb-royal Kate Middleton (aka Catherine Duchess of Cambridge) gave birth to a baby boy and the future heir to the British throne, continuing Britain's chain of royals that seem to entrance the world with their influence and celebrity. Crowds Flood London to Wait For Royal Baby News Many have heard the ...
Indians Fight Corruption With Zero-Rupee Notes
2013 07 23
It looks like a 50-rupee note, but it's more like a slap in the face to corrupt officials. Where a bribe is expected, the Indian anti-corruption organization 5th Pillar is encouraging citizens to pass over zero-rupee banknotes it has created. The notes read "I promise neither to accept nor give bribe." They are made to look like 50-rupee notes, the notes ...
NASA Hid Aldrin's Moon Communion
2013 07 23
The Secret Communion on the Moon: The 44-Year Anniversary The date, July 20, 1969, will forever be known as the day the United States of America put the first man on the moon. What most people do not know is the date also marks when Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin celebrated the first and only Lord's Supper on the moon, a fact the ...
TEPCO admits Fukushima-1 reactors leak radioactive water to Pacific Ocean
2013 07 23
The operator of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, TEPCO, has admitted for the first time since March 2011 that crippled reactors continue to leak highly contaminated radioactive waters into the Pacific Ocean. TEPCO had previously denied suspicions that contaminated water had reached the sea, despite the fact that levels of potentially cancer-causing radioactive substances present in ground and seawater samples at ...
The Loss of Food Rights: How the Government Destroys Local Farms
2013 07 22
From urban farmers' markets to charitable lemonade stands, small-scale food sources are being shut down in what can best be described as a loss of our food rights. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights: (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2013), by David E. Gumpert, takes readers on a disturbing cross-country journey from Maine to California through a netherworld of Amish farmers ...
Former CIA / NSA Head Michael Hayden: Snowden Is Worse Than Every American Traitor In History
2013 07 22
Red Ice Creations comment: The game to help to "shape" your opinion about Snowden is continuing ...on multiple levels. Because we know how "loved" the CIA and General Michael Hayden is, right? So will you default to the opposite opinion? Reverse psychology anyone? "Former head of the NSA and the CIA, General Michael Hayden, has said he believes that Edward Snowden ...
Volcanic earthquakes produce a "seismic scream" just before eruption
2013 07 22
Volcanic activity is intimately associated with seismic activity. You simply can't force molten or semi-molten rock through a mountain without cracking a few faults in the process. If we were ever able to understand how to read the seismic activity correctly, it could provide valuable advanced warning about impending eruptions. A 2009 eruption of Alaska's Redoubt Volcano may not get us ...
CIA said to back study on ways to hack the global climate
2013 07 22
Red Ice Creations Note: Pumping the "skies full of sunlight reflecting particles" - If this all sounds very familiar, it should. For how many years have people been pointing out strange aerial spraying in their areas? For how long have experts sounded the alarm that governments and intelligence agencies had open geoengineering designs? Now it seems there is apparently mainstream 'disclosure' ...
Neanderthals Talked Like Us?
2013 07 22
Neanderthals, like modern humans, likely communicated among themselves and with others using tonal languages. New research, published in the journal Frontiers in Language Sciences, presents strong evidence -- genetic, fossil, archaeological and more -- that modern speech and language existed among Neanderthals, Denisovans (a Paleolithic type of human), and early members of our own species. "Modern humans and Neanderthals and Denisovans are ...
Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes
2013 07 22
Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain. Darwin and Freud walk into a bar. Two alcoholic mice — a mother and her son — sit on two bar stools, lapping gin from two thimbles. The mother mouse looks up and says, "Hey, geniuses, tell ...
22 children die after eating school lunch in India
2013 07 22
The children started falling violently ill soon after they ate the free school lunch of rice, lentils, soybeans and potatoes. The food, part of a program that gives poor Indian students at least one hot meal a day, was tainted with insecticide, and soon 22 of the students were dead and dozens were hospitalized, officials said Wednesday. It was not immediately clear ...
Bogus reports that "HAARP has shut down"?
2013 07 20
Red Ice Comment: We recently posted this story, regarding the claim that the HAARP facility is closed down. When first reading the article from alaskadispatch.com it indeed sounded "too good to be true." Initially doubting the story, we decided to post it for the nature of the interesting claim in the article. The article was well (enough) written and is based ...
Alaska auroral researcher with ties to HAARP faces big fine for fraud
2013 05 10
A former UCLA professor contracted by the Department of Interior for work at the High Power Auroral Stimulation (HIPAS) research facility outside of Fairbanks, Alaska will plead guilty to defrauding the government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in the mid-2000s. Alfred Wong, 75, who holds a doctorate in plasma physics from Princeton University, will have to pay the ...
You Won't Need a PIN When You Pay for Everything with Your Face
2013 07 19
Imagine a world where your debit card stays in your pocket at all times, and you never have to touch cash. This is a place where you don't have to remember your wallet, or even phone, when you run down to the corner store. It's a future well off in the distance, to be sure, but dozens of companies are ...
State Of Mind: The Psychology Of Control (Full Film)
2013 07 19
State Of Mind: The Psychology Of Control, from the creators of A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995, reveals that much of what we believe to be truth is actually deliberate deception. The global elites are systematically implanting lies into our consciousness to erect a "tyranny over the minds of men." This film exposes the mind control methods being used to ...
Ancient Mars River May Have Flowed into Huge Ocean
2013 07 18
Scientists have spotted more evidence that an enormous ocean on Mars covered much of the planet's surface billions of years ago. The latest clues were found in photos from NASA's powerful Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the planet. The images show what appears to be an ancient river delta, which may have emptied into a vast Martian ocean that inundated up to ...
Are aliens closer than we think? INVISIBLE probes sent by unknown civilisations could already be in our solar system
2013 07 18
Researchers from Edinburgh University analysed how a 'fleet' of probes could travel through space Alien probes would only need to travel at one tenth of the speed of light in order to explore every part of our galaxy Scottish mathematicians warn that alien probes are so hi-tech we probably can't detect them Their theory shows that it is mathematically possible for alien probes ...
West Virginia Dismisses False Flag Allegations
2013 07 18
West Virginia Public Broadcasting has issued a statement on the communities' Beckley's Best Facebook page assuring the public (and conspiracy theorists) that the National Guard training exercises taking place at the same time and location as the National Boy Scout Jamboree, are not indicative of a false flag event. In June of 2013, Gov. Tomblin signed off on a Proclamation by ...
Alaska's controversial HAARP facility closed - will it come back online?
2013 07 18
Alaska's High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) has drawn its fair share of conspiracy theories over the years, as it sits in Gakona, an array of antennas intended to heat the Earth's ionosphere and study the effects. Fringe thinkers have tenuously linked HAARP to everything from the 2011 Japanese Earthquake to mind control and hurricanes. But if there are no major ...
Death of Rolling Stone "Muckracker": The Michael Hastings Wreck–Video Evidence Only Deepens the Mystery
2013 07 18
Michael Krikorian, an essayist and former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, happened upon the scene a few hours after journalist Michael Hastings's speeding car slammed into a palm tree and burst into a fireball. Krikorian has seen his share of fatal car wrecks. But this one was different. As he put it, "This demands a closer examination." In accident-investigation parlance, it was ...
Innocence violated: Charges against Levin are horrific enough, but how much darker is it that he had a hand in drafting graphic sex lessons for kids?
2013 07 18
Benjamin Levin, Ontario's former deputy minister of education, has been charged with seven counts of child exploitation, including child pornography. He hasn't just been charged with possessing images of children being sexually abused. He's been charged with arranging for sexual offences against a child, making child porn and distributing it to others. Levin's bail conditions include a ban on him using the Internet ...
When the Odds Seem Overwhelming – Deconstructing the Great Normal
2013 07 18
The awakening process has its deeply cathartic moments. That is inevitable. It's a bumpy road. As we gain insight into the grand deceptions of the matrix, so the direction of our own lives is thrown into greater relief. The choices become more stark. There's no longer any compromising middle ground left to stand on. The harder we're hit, the deeper we ...
The Queen Goes Queen: Britain Legalizes Gay Marriage
2013 07 17
Britain has legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow told lawmakers that the royal assent had been given Wednesday – the day after the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in England and Wales cleared Parliament. The queen's approval was a formality. It clears the way for the first gay marriages ...
Woman jailed for reporting rape
2013 07 17
A Norwegian woman who reported to police in Dubai that she'd been raped while on a business trip in the fast-growing Gulf city ended up being jailed herself. Her sentence is longer than her convicted rapist's. The 25-year-old's trip to Dubai in March turned into a nightmare after she reported the rape and was jailed for having had sex outside of ...
New Moon Discovered Around Neptune in Old Hubble Images
2013 07 16
Our blue and gassy outer planet Neptune hosted 13 known moons until today. Now, there are 14. The new moon, known as S/2004 N1, is so small and faint that it escaped detection by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, which flew by Neptune in 1989. Just 12 miles across, the moon orbits outside the planet's ring system, carving a rut into space about ...
2013's solar maximum could be weakest since the dawn of the space age
2013 07 16
So this is unexpected. The Sun is currently at the peak of its 11-year solar cycle. It should be awash with sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections and the like. And yet, observations indicate our parent star has actually been pretty quiet this year – so quiet, in fact, this years solar max could go down as the weakest in ...
The Truth About George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin
2013 07 15
Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, discusses the background, evidence and reality of the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin situation.
Apple hires fresh talent for iWatch
2013 07 15
Apple has embarked on a hiring spree to tackle design problems with its "iWatch" wrist computer, bringing in fresh expertise amid concern that the launch of its first new product since the death of Steve Jobs could be at least a year away. The company has begun hiring "aggressively" for the project in recent weeks, say people familiar with Apple's plans ...
Snowden Has Blueprints to NSA
2013 07 15
Edward Snowden has highly sensitive documents on how the National Security Agency is structured and operates that could harm the U.S. government, but has insisted that they not be made public, a journalist close to the NSA leaker said. Glenn Greenwald, a columnist with The Guardian newspaper who first reported on the intelligence leaks, told The Associated Press that disclosure of ...
Toss the Treaty! Politicians Propose "National Park" On the Moon
2013 07 12
Houston, we have a gift shop. A pair of lawmakers are pushing a plan to establish a new national park that would be quite literally out of this world — a full 250,000 miles away from this world. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) want the country to open its next national park on the surface of the moon. The ...
Confirmed: Fracking Triggers Quakes and Seismic Chaos
2013 07 12
Major earthquakes thousands of miles away can trigger reflex quakes in areas where fluids have been injected into the ground from fracking and other industrial operations, according to a study published in the journal Science on Thursday. Previous studies, covered in a recent Mother Jones feature from Michael Behar, have shown that injecting fluids into the ground can increase the seismicity ...
First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru
2013 07 12
Three queens were buried with golden treasures, human sacrifices. It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first glimpsed gold in the dim recesses of the burial chamber in northern Peru. Giersz, an ...
BBC accused of monitoring employee emails
2013 07 12
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been accused of spying on the emails of staff it suspected of leaking information, it is revealed. According to figures revealed under Freedom of Information legislation, the BBC's Investigations Service monitored emails sent and received by 30 members of staff last year. Four of these were staff suspected of having leaked information to people outside the ...
Homeland Security chair: FBI not cooperating with Boston Bombing Probe
2013 07 12
The FBI is stonewalling a congressional investigation into intelligence failures, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee complained today at a hearing looking into the Boston Marathon bombings and several other domestic terrorism assaults. "I walked the streets of Boston with my colleague (U.S. Rep.) Bill Keating, and while the city's resilience and strength were obvious everywhere we went, how ...
Anomalous Lights on Lunar Surface?
2013 07 12
These photos taken from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) show lighted areas as well as perhaps a bit of blurred out areas. Lightning? Interesting. http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/apollo/view?image_name=AS16-P-4095 --- Original source: https://twitter.com/adg_uk http://www.alien-disclosure-group.com
Boston Bombing Trial: Tsarnaev pleads not guilty
2013 07 12
Red Ice Creations: It would seem that the mainstream media on all fronts is presenting this case as a 'done deal', even though Tsarnaev just pleaded not guilty in court to 30 charges. It's in the details that the media paints a demonizing narrative of the accused. They report he "showed no fear or any of sign of remorse", suggesting ...
Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants - What could Possibly Go Wrong?
2013 07 11
Chernobyl at Sea? Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants So much for the lessons of Fukushima. Never mind oil spills, the Russian Federation is preparing an energy initiative that, if it has problems, will inject nuclear material into the maritime environment. Speaking to reporters at the 6th International Naval Show in St. Petersburg, Baltiskii Zavod shipyard general director Aleksandr Voznesenskii said ...
Hackers convention ask government to stay away over Snowden
2013 07 11
The annual Def Con hacking convention has asked the U.S. federal government to stay away this year for the first time in its 21-year history, saying Edward Snowden’s revelations have made some in the community uncomfortable about its presence. "It would be best for everyone involved if the Feds call a ’time-out’ and not attend Def Con this year," conference founder ...
Global warming “can be reversed", scientists claim
2013 07 11
The solution to the global warming crisis? Roll out the factories! Yes, according to a study out of Chalmers University, Sweden, an answer to looming ’global warming*’(citation needed) could be to pump collected CO2 back down into the ground from whence it came. A biofuel plant, Lockerbie From Yahoo News UK: Hi-tech new bio-energy plants could “reverse” global warming by pumping carbon dioxide ...
Big Pharma Using India’s Poor as ’Lab Rats’ to Test Meds
2013 07 11
Multinationals outsource testing, unbeknownst to Indian patients Multinational pharmaceutical companies are treating patients in India like "lab rats," distributing untested drugs for research purposes without the patients’ informed consent, Agency France-Presse highlighted on Thursday in a report pulling from personal accounts. The issue is ongoing and widespread and has been subject to a Supreme Court Case in India — which led ...
Making Tyranny ‘Legal’
2013 07 11
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. ~ Tacitus Since the Guardian’s publication of the "telephone metadata" order, courtesy of Edward Snowden, the law professoriate et al. have been speculating about a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s "secret" opinion that would explain the seemingly inexplicable – how the National Security Agency legally can obtain in real time a record ...
Sergei Magnitsky verdict ’most shameful moment since Stalin’
2013 07 11
Russian posthumous trial of tax whistleblower is condemned by head of company defrauded of $230m The courtroom cage in Moscow stood empty on Thursday as a judge found the late whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky and his London-based employer guilty of tax evasion in a move likened to Stalin-era justice. The case against the two defendants – Magnitsky, allowed to die an excruciating death ...
Warrantless DNA Testing: Why A National DNA Database Is On The Horizon
2013 07 11
Your DNA could soon be on file in hundreds of law enforcement databases across the nation and in a national database due to a recent Supreme Court decision allowing the collection of DNA without a warrant. Last month, the Supreme Court came to a decision over a case known as Maryland v. King , ruling that police have the right to ...
Welcome to the pleasuredome: How we evolved to love music
2013 07 10
In 2008 at Hohle Fels, a Stone Age cave in Southern Germany, archaeologists discovered what is thought to be the oldest example of a man-made musical instrument: a vulture bone flute dating back to the period when ancestors of modern humans settled in the area (~40,000 years ago). This discovery suggests that our ancestors were probably grooving to their own ...
Do Humans Have a Definite Expiry Date? Breaking the 120-Year Barrier
2013 07 10
In rich countries, more than 80% of the population today will survive past the age of 70. About 150 years ago, only 20% did. In all this while, though, only one person lived beyond the age of 120. This has led experts to believe that there may be a limit to how long humans can live. Animals display an astounding variety ...
Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside
2013 07 10
Some memories just won’t die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body parts: after the worm’s small, snake-like head ...
Government Declares Two Companies ’Too Big To Fail’
2013 07 10
The U.S. financial risk council on Tuesday said it has designated American International Group (AIG.N) and GE Capital (GE.N) as systemically risky, bringing them under stricter regulatory oversight. The Financial Stability Oversight Council’s decision to name its first set of "systemically important" non-bank firms had been long expected by the financial services industry. The designation shows that regulators believe the two companies ...
New atomic clock may ’redefine the second’
2013 07 10
A new clock has been developed by Parisian scientists that could redefine the second. Current technology relies on atomic clocks to keep track of the seconds and provide a measure of time. However, researchers have now developed ‘optical lattice clocks’, which lose just one second every 300 million years, making it potentially a more accurate measurement of time. The optical lattice clock ...
Media Disinformation: Mass Resignations at Al Jazeera over “biased” Egypt coverage
2013 07 10
Reports suggest that 22 member of staff have resigned from the Egyptian arm of Al Jazeera after complaining of pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias within the organisation Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, the Egyptian arm of the Qatari-funded broadcaster has suffered major embarrassment today after 22 staff members walked out over accusations of bias. The 22 staff resigned on Monday over what they alleged was ...
Heartbeats of choir singers synchronize when they harmonize
2013 07 10
A new study shows choir singers don’t just harmonize, but they also synchronize their heartbeats when they sing. Scientists liken the breathing associated with choral singing to that of yoga The finding that comes from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University in Sweden also found a singing slows the heartbeat, which means singing could also be beneficial for heart ...
High Frequency Trading: Wall Street’s Doomsday Machine?
2013 07 09
Red Ice Creations: As robotics and sophisticated high-speed computers become more proficient, capable of making millions of decisions a second, and are commonly being used in global markets, it might be wise to pose questions: In the high-stakes world of high frequency trading are powerful computers squeezing out more and more human analysts? What will happen to world markets when they’re ...
Monsanto Exec Gets ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ of Food
2013 07 09
In a blatant act of transgression against the population of the world and real science, the agricultural equivalent to the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ known as the World Food Prize has been given to a Monsanto executive and two associates for their role in the development of genetically modified crops. Robert Fraley, the chief technology officer at Monsanto, will be given $250,000 ...
Did Paleolithic Cave Painters Use Drugs to Create Geometric Designs from the "Biologically Embodied Mind"?
2013 07 09
Science finds evidence of biological-hallucinogenic basis for seeing geometric patterns. Prehistoric cave paintings across the continents have similar geometric patterns not because early humans were learning to draw like Paleolithic pre-schoolers, but because they were high on drugs, and their brains—like ours—have a biological predisposition to “see” certain patterns, especially during consciousness altering states. This thesis—that humanity’s earliest artists were not just ...
UK to scrap 100 EU justice laws
2013 07 09
The UK wants to repatriate 35 EU-wide police and justice laws out of some 130 in its wider efforts to claw back power from the EU. “We believe the UK should opt out of the measures in question for reasons of principle, policy, and pragmatism,” UK home secretary Theresa May told ministers in London on Tuesday (9 July). Tory-right wingers want to ...
’Dead’ woman wakes up as her organs are about to be harvested
2013 07 09
A ‘dead’ woman awoke on an operating table in America just as her organs were about to be harvested for donation. Colleen Burns had been pronounced clinically dead by medical staff following an overdose of Xanax and Benadryl, The Post Standard newspaper reported, and after arriving at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Centre in Syracuse was declared a victim of “cardiac ...
DOD Hid Bin Laden Raid Files from FOIA
2013 07 09
Adm. William McRaven Shields Files About Raid On Osama bin Laden’s Hideout From The Public The nation’s top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public. Adm. William McRaven, ...
Fukushima Hero: Manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of cancer
2013 07 09
The former head of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Masao Yoshida, has died of cancer. Yoshida, 58, battled esophageal cancer and succumbed on July 9, 2013. His diagnosis of cancer came a few months after the nuclear disaster. In going against corporate orders after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, Yoshida is believed to have prevented the world’s worst atomic disaster ...
The 7/7 London Bombings and MI5′s “Stepford Four” Operation
2013 07 08
This article is dedicated to former South Yorkshire terror analyst Tony Farrell who lost his job but kept his integrity, and with thanks to the documentation provided by the July 7th Truth Campaign “One intriguing aspect of the London Bombing report is the fact that the MI5 codename for the event is “Stepford”. The four “bombers” are referred to as the ...
Where are they from? Mystery intergalactic radio bursts detected
2013 07 08
Astronomers were on a celestial fishing expedition for pulsing neutron stars and other radio bursts when they found something unexpected in archived sky sweeps conducted by the Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia. The powerful signal, which lasted for just milliseconds, could have been a fluke, but then the team found three more equally energetic transient flashes all far ...
Reporter: Very Unusual Intense Hot Fire in Hastings Car Crash
2013 07 08
San Diego 6 -- Kimberly Dvorak’s Investigative Report On Michael Hastings "Crash" Crash scene defies laws of physics as engine block found behind the car. From: YouTube.com READ: Details of Reporter Hastings’ Death Remain Elusive Raw Footage from LANEWSLoudLabs To see analysis on the strange facts of this case, check out Red Ice Creations EXTRA Video "Was Michael Hastings Murdered?"
Sugar makes cancer light-up in MRI scanners
2013 07 08
A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been unveiled by UCL scientists. The breakthrough could provide a safer and simpler alternative to standard radioactive techniques and enable radiologists to image tumours in greater detail. The new technique, called ‘glucose chemical exchange saturation transfer’ (glucoCEST), is based on the fact that ...
The Man Who Hears People Before They Speak
2013 07 08
"I told my daughter her living room TV was out of sync. Then I noticed the kitchen telly was also dubbed badly. Suddenly I noticed that her voice was out of sync too. It wasn’t the TV, it was me." Ever watched an old movie, only for the sound to go out of sync with the action? Now imagine every voice ...
Greece Hires Goldman Sachs, Rothschild to Help Economy
2013 07 08
Who better to help Greece escape financial turmoil than Wall Street mafia head Goldman Sachs and the international banking elite family known as the Rothschilds? According to an official statement as reported by Reuters, Greece’s bank rescue fund has turned to the banking mafia duo in order to sell off two Greek banks (Proton and Hellenic Postbank) that were all but ...
At least 51 killed in Egypt, Islamists call for uprising
2013 07 08
At least 51 people were killed on Monday when demonstrators enraged by the military overthrow of Egypt’s elected Islamist president said the army opened fire during morning prayers outside the Cairo barracks where Mohamed Mursi is believed held. But the military said "a terrorist group" tried to storm the Republican Guard compound and one army officer had been killed and 40 ...
Derailed Train Filled With Crude Oil Destroys Core of Quebec Town with Firey Blast, Spills Oil into River
2013 07 08
The official death toll has grown to five in Lac-Mégantic, Que., after a derailed train carrying crude oil exploded in the town’s core, levelling buildings and forcing as many as 2,000 people from their homes. Quebec provincial police said two more bodies were discovered Sunday morning, in addition to the three that were found the night before in the hardest-hit area ...
New World Order: ‘Declaration of Interdependence’ Issued in 1975
2013 07 05
The old Declaration of Independence has been effectively thrown out. A new plan for world order is underway. In 1975, as the United States of America approached 200 years as a nation, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia issued a bold declaration of the attempt to build a “new world order,” penned by Henry Steele Commager. We call upon the American people, ...
Conscious Capitalism
2013 07 05
In some quar­ters of the com­pet­i­tive busi­ness world, Raj Sisodia’s ideas are prob­a­bly viewed as rad­i­cal or, at best, severely lim­it­ing. Yet this award-winning author, pro­fes­sor and eco­nomic con­sul­tant is, in actu­al­ity, view­ing the busi­ness world in the only way it can be viewed if we are to sur­vive as a cul­ture and as a planet. In his new book ...
New science confirms raw milk is remarkably safe
2013 07 05
All of those antiquated government talking points about the alleged dangers of drinking raw milk have once again been debunked, this time by a series of scientific risk assessments recently published in the Journal of Food Protection. A press release published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) explains that, based on the results of three new quantitative microbial risk assessments ...
Terror Marketing? ’Canada Day bomb-plot’ arrests raise questions
2013 07 05
Red Ice Creations Note: The more one looks into this case, the more questions are raised, and the more suspicious one gets. While the Royal Canadian Mounted Police want to treat this case like a ’slam dunk’, it’s obvious to even the most casual observer that these two suspects, if ’self-radicalized Islamic terrorists’ they are, almost certainly had assistance ...
Whistleblower General Cartwright: demonized by a criminal US government
2013 07 05
With all the talk of Edward Snowden, many would not have heard the name General James Cartwright, who is quite possibly the most high-ranking, high-profile whistleblower in the history of the United States, who is the Obama administration’s latest victim by way of the 1917 Espionage Act. As we pointed out earlier this week, Cartwright [left] was regarded as ‘Obama’s ...
Counter Intelligence – Shining a Light on Black Operations
2013 07 05
This 5-part documentary is a great expose on the national surveillance state that has arisen over the last 50-100 years. Manipulating elections, overthrowing foreign governments, and secret assassinations are just a few of the heinous acts committed in the name of national security. Now that Edward Snowden has blown the lid off of the NSA’s Prism snooping program, this film ...
Snowden Targeted by Hacker "The Jester": Hacks Countries that Might Help Whistleblowers
2013 07 05
“The Jester,” a pro-United States hacker, reportedly has hacked nations supportive of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, it was reported Tuesday. In an exclusive, Fox News said that The Jester hacked several government websites in Ecuador after it was reported that Snowden might be heading there to seek political asylum. He hacked the country’s tourism ministry and stock market home page, the ...
Neuroscientist claims head transplants now a realistic procedure
2013 07 04
We can grow ears in the lab, restore hearing and sight in many cases, and fully working robotic prosthetic hands are now a reality. So it seems like was only a matter of time before we conquered the most outlandish of all medical feats ever imagined: a full human head transplant. In a paper published in the June issue of Surgical ...
Researchers make ’bionic ear’ with 3-D printer
2013 07 04
With a 3-D printer, a petri dish and some cells from a cow, U.S. researchers are growing synthetic ears that can receive — and transmit — sound. The Princeton University scientists send bovine cells mixed in a liquid gel through the printer, followed by tiny particles of silver. The printer is programmed to shape the material into a "bionic ear" and ...
Giant superconducting ring takes a road trip
2013 07 04
It looks like an alien spaceship about to take off on an intergalactic adventure. In reality this gargantuan object is a ring of superconducting magnets made by human hands, but its current journey is as bizarre as any a spacecraft might make. The 15-metre-diameter ring was originally used at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York to measure the magnetism of the ...
Quelle Surprise. France reportedly has its own PRISM-like data surveillance system
2013 07 04
The US isn’t the only western country with an all-seeing digital eye... at least, according to Le Monde. The news outlet claims that France’s General Directorate for External Security has a PRISM-like system that captures and processes the metadata for "billions and billions" of communications, including internet messaging, phone calls, SMS and even faxes. The goal is ostensibly to track ...
France apologizes for rejecting Bolivian president’s flight
2013 07 04
France has apologized to Bolivia for closing its airspace to President Evo Morales, blaming the incident on “conflicting information” about the plane’s passengers. Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane was forced to land in Austria en route to Bolivia on July 2, 2013 French President Francois Hollande expressed “regret” on Wednesday over the delay in granting permission to the Bolivian president to use ...
Remember How the Gov Has Destroyed Our Constitutional Freedoms
2013 07 04
President Obama admonished American citizens to live up to the Declaration of Independence, in his weekly radio address. Interestingly, the address was made as if the 4th of July were already passed. Obama said: “On July 4th, 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal – free to think and worship and live as we please. ...
Libertarian Gary Johnson: ’this Independence Day feels different’
2013 07 04
Former Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson hopes you have a nice picnic, parade or BBQ to attend, and a flag to wave. But he is not delivering the typical feel-good Fourth of July message this year. "This Independence Day feels a little different," he says. "The news in recent weeks about the IRS using its force against certain targeted groups has ...
Mongolian neo-Nazis rebrand themselves as environmentalists
2013 07 03
Tsagaan Khass, or White Swastika, whose leader has expressed reverence for Hitler, now says its main goal is to save nature A Mongolian neo-Nazi group has rebranded itself as an environmentalist organisation fighting pollution by foreign-owned mines, seeking legitimacy as it sends swastika-wearing members to check mining permits.Tsagaan Khass, or White Swastika, has only 100 or so members but it is ...
Egypt: constitution suspended
2013 07 03
Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi, head of the Egyptian armed forces has announced that Egypt’s constitution has been suspended. In his statement delivered at just after 21.00 hours in Cairo he said the new roadmap will also mean the head of the Constitutional Court will manage the affairs of state until a new president is elected. A technocratic government will be formed and ...
Global Climate: Cooling Fear Trumps Warming Fear
2013 07 03
The global warming debate has become so politicised, that the public have been forces to ‘choose their science’ along political lines, but by examining history, it’s possible that cooler heads might prevail… *** How many TV films and press photos do we see in the “unbiased information providing media” of the Arctic – in winter? Not in summer, but in winter. Many ...
Unapproved genetically-modified rice trials in U.S. have contaminated the world’s rice supply
2013 07 03
New evidence has emerged suggesting that the entire global supply of rice may have already been contaminated by unapproved, genetically-modified (GM) rice varieties manufactured by the American multinational corporation Bayer CropScience. A recent entry in the GM Contamination Register explains that between the years of 2006 and 2007, three different varieties of illegal GM rice, none of which have ever ...
New China law says children ’must visit parents’
2013 07 03
Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on Monday says. China’s new "Elderly Rights Law" deals with the growing problem of lonely elderly people by ordering adult children to visit their ageing parents. The law says adults should care about their parents "spiritual needs" and "never neglect or ...
White man’s skull has Australians scratching heads
2013 07 03
The centuries-old skull of a white man found in Australia is raising questions about whether Captain James Cook really was the first European to land on the country’s east coast. The skull was found in northern New South Wales in late 2011, and police initially prepared themselves for a gruesome murder investigation. A centuries-old skull found in northern New South Wales in ...
How To Avoid NSA
2013 07 03
"We discuss how you can protect and encrypt your emails, VOIP and later your Browser habits, texting, calling, meta data, etc."
Despite President’s Pledge, 10-Year-Old Victim of Drone Strike Identified
2013 07 03
As The New American reported on June 9, missiles fired from a U.S. drone killed at least six people in a rural area of Yemen. One of the victims, according to Long War Journal, was Saleh Hassan Jredan, a suspected commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). After the drones finally left the area and it was safe to recover the ...
Millions Of Honeybees Found Dead
2013 07 03
Millions of honeybees are dead in a new colony collapse disorder crisis being reported from Ontario, Canada. And that’s on a single farm in Elmwood, Canada. Depending on the reports you read, 30 million, 37 million, or even 40 million honeybees may already be dead — a reflection of the expanding numbers as the crisis continues. According to MSN Living, Elmwood beekeeper ...
Shock Video Shows Police Forcibly Drawing Blood
2013 07 02
Shock video out of Georgia shows police strapping down citizens accused of drunk driving before using a needle forcibly draw blood as the victim screams, “what country is this?” The policy of police obtaining a warrant to draw blood from those merely suspected of being drunk at a DUI checkpoint or a routine traffic stop has been in place for years ...
States Have Started Charging Electric Car Owners For Not Paying Gas Taxes
2013 07 02
Just when you think you’ve found a way to help the environment and even save a little money with your electric car, you find you’re being penalized by your state government. While it’s not really a penalty tax, it certainly feels that way to many electric and hybrid car owners. It’s actually a way for states to make up for potentially ...
Europe Demands Obama STOP Spying On EU Countries Or ALL Agreements Are NULL & VOID!
2013 07 02
Frenemies: Allegations that the United States has been bugging EU embassies has set a tone of indignation and distrust between the EU and the US, supposed ’friendly nations’. Trade deals and future negotiations reportedly hang in the balance. French President François Hollande has declared the spying must stop "immediately". The US has no plans to end surveillance programs, as reported in ...
Telescopic contact lens lets you zoom in on the world
2013 07 02
Who wouldn’t want to have vision like the Terminator? The possibility is coming into sight thanks to the development of a contact lens that would allow wearers to zoom in on points of interest. Just over a millimetre thick, the telescopic lens works by having a central unmagnified optical path that is surrounded by a ring of optics that magnify the ...
Snowden asylum bid: 1 withdrawn, 9 denied, 11 pending
2013 07 02
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly sought asylum in 21 countries, aiming to gain protection against US prosecutors. But nine nations have already rejected the whistleblower’s requests, leaving him trapped in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. NSA leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly sought asylum in 21 countries, aiming to gain protection against US prosecutors. But nine nations have already rejected the whistleblower’s requests, ...
Hollywood and Hitler: did the studio bosses bow to Nazi wishes?
2013 07 02
Book by a Harvard scholar argues that US producers in the 1930s ’collaborated’ with the Nazis with cuts to films and self-censorship The author of a controversial book causing a stir in Hollywood for exposing collaboration between the major studios and Nazi Germany in the runup to the second world war has defended his claims to the Observer. Harvard scholar Ben Urwand, ...
Did Cleopatra VII Choose the Day of Her Suicide?
2013 07 02
The Lychnapsia and the ‘Birth of Isis’ The most celebrated ‘suicide’ in history, and one which has fired the popular imagination for centuries, which has inspired Shakespeare, poets and authors and even Hollywood, is surely that of Queen Cleopatra VII, the last of the Ptolemies. In consideration of the universal notoriety of this event, it is a irony of historical ...
PayPal and SETI aim to go galactic with off-planet currency system
2013 07 02
When PayPal launched 15 years ago it billed itself as the world’s first global currency. Now the company is looking to kick-start a conversation into how to become the payment platform for the solar system with PayPal Galactic. "The time is right today because of all of the interest and movement and money and private/public options that are now moving into ...
Let’s Be Clear, say Legal Experts, NSA Surveillance Dragnets Are ’Criminal’
2013 07 02
Despite a vast selection of elected US officials from both parties and an outsized portion of the US media who have accepted the assurances from the Obama administration and the National Security Agency that the domestic spying programs revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden are someone "legal" under US statute, two legal scholars penned a sharply worded New York Times ...
Cave art reveals ancient view of our place in cosmos
2013 07 02
Some of the oldest art in the United States maps humanity’s place in the cosmos, as aligned with an ancient religion. A team of scientists has uncovered a series of engravings and drawings strategically placed in open air and within caves by prehistoric groups of Native American settlers that depict their cosmological understanding of the world around them. "The subject matter of ...
Clorox hate-speech ad smears fathers as clueless dogs
2013 07 02
Clorox hate-speech ad smears fathers as clueless Have you had enough yet of the dad bashing frequently seen in the media? According to sitcoms and TV commercials, men are complete idiots who wouldn’t even know how to put their own underwear on straight if it weren’t for their wives telling them how to do things. Clorox jumped on the man-bashing bandwagon this ...
D-Wave quantum computer passes tests ahead of Google deployment
2013 07 01
Quantum chip designer D-Wave has seen one of its computers validated as a quantum computer by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). D-Wave has faced skepticism for years about its claims to have produced an adiabatic quantum computer. Now Lockheed Martin and USC claim to have proven that the Reiner chip used in the D-Wave computer implements quantum effects. Researchers ...
’Cold War’ spying: France, Germany want explanation for US leaks ahead of trade talks
2013 07 01
French President Francois Hollande has told the US to immediately stop spying on European institutions after reports emerged of US surveillance of European Union diplomatic missions. Germany said such “Cold War-style behavior” was “unacceptable.” "We cannot accept this kind of behaviour between partners and allies," Hollande told journalists on Monday. "We ask that this immediately stop." "There can be no negotiations or ...
How the NSA Targets Germany and Europe
2013 07 01
Top secret documents detail the mass scope of efforts by the United States to spy on Germany and Europe. Each month, the NSA monitors a half a billion communications and EU buildings are bugged. The scandal poses a threat to trans-Atlantic relations. At first glance, the story always appears to be the same. A needle has disappeared into the haystack -- ...
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