31 May 2010

The Phobos Space Station?

Phobos is, in fact--

An "ancient ... ex terrestrial ... very battered ... 15-mile-long"-- Spaceship.

Which now (according to our European sources -- backed up by the actual Mars Express data itself, which you will see more of - below) ESA is about to officially ... publicly announce!

Possibly -- even before President Obama's up-coming ... suddenly-called ... STILL super-secret "Space Summit"--Which is scheduled to take place, within a few days, at the Kennedy Space Center -- personally hosted by the President of the United States of America -- in the middle of an on-going shuttle mission-- STS-131.

Which, turns out to be ... the 33rd Space Shuttle Mission ... to the Space Station ("ISS"). Can you say "the Fix is in" ... for "something?"


Regardless of these "politically symbolic numbers," the primary reason we can be increasingly confident about the outcome of these coming "ESA revelations" -- is because of the strength and depth of the published scientific evidence that stands behind these findings and conclusions; not only the stunning, obviously "artificial Phobos" now seen in the Mars Express close-ups (above) -- but the still-to-be-discussed results of two other key scientific experiments, carried out by Mars Express during these same fly-bys:

The "Phobos tracking" gravity/mass interior distribution experiment ... and the "MARSIS interior of Phobos" imaging radar experiment.

Spacecraft are usually monitored (tracked ...) by means of their broadcast radio transmissions; if the carrier frequency of the on-board radio system on the spacecraft is observed to vary ... as it is received by the ground stations here on Earth ... the major reason is usually a change (detected via a radio phenomenon called "the Doppler Shift") in the spacecraft orbit.

This orbit-change can be pre-planned -- the result of an on-board commanded thruster firing -- or (in the case of the close-in Mars Express Phobos observations), due to the slight gravitational field of the ~15-mile-wide moonlet itself being detected -- actually altering (very, very slightly ...) the expected (predicted) orbital trajectory of Mars Express around Mars ... during those super-close Phobos passes.

Much more by Richard C. Hoagland on The Enterprise MissionFacebookenterprisemission.com

Spiritual Forums - ufos-aliens.co.uk - abovetopsecret.com

esa Phobos flyby images

Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet – 19 killed

Under darkness of night, Israeli commandoes dropped from a helicopter onto the Turkish passenger ship, Mavi Marmara, and began to shoot the moment their feet hit the deck. They fired directly into the crowd of civilians asleep. According to the live video from the ship, two have been killed, and 31 injured. Al Jazeera has just confirmed the numbers.  Free Gaza Movement

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country's siege on Gaza. Up to 16 people were killed and more than 30 people injured when troops stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli Army Radio said.

The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast. Footage from the flotilla's lead vessel, the Mavi Marmara, showed armed Israeli soldiers boarding the ship and helicopters flying overhead.

Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal, on board the Mavi Marmara, said Israeli troops had used live ammunition during the operation. The Israeli Army Radio said soldiers opened fire "after confronting those on board carrying sharp objects". Free Gaza Movement, the organisers of the flotilla, however, said the troops opened fire as soon as they stormed the ships.

Al Jazeera - Free Gaza MovementBBC - Haaretz

30 May 2010

Carl Sagan "Pale Blue Dot"

Aid flotilla sets sail for Gaza

A flotilla comprising six ships aiming to break Israel's siege of the Gaza Strip has set sail from a port in Cyprus. Two other ships were damaged over the weekend, and remain in port in Cyprus.

gaza flotilla

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall, reporting from the flotilla's lead vessel, Mavi Marmara, said the ships finally left port on Sunday, after several false starts. "People [on board] are relaxing, they are having their supper, very happy the final journey has started," he said.

"We have so many kinds of people here ... all of different creeds, philosophies and politics. "But they are all united around one goal - they want to break the siege on Gaza and do something about what they call an injustice against the Palestinian people."

The organisers of the fleet, dubbed the Freedom Flotilla, said they might launch a second smaller convoy of boats on Tuesday, which would include the two damaged ships, plus a third that has yet to arrive.

Al Jazeera

R.I.P. Dennis!

Dennis Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) on Wikipedia

29 May 2010

The plight of Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan

Friday’s terror attacks targeting two mosques run by the minority Ahmadiyya community show that Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s Pakistan has become an intolerant nation where religious and sectarian minorities live in fear, remain vulnerable, and are provided no protection by the state.

This mindset is not limited to the Taliban, who kill in the name of religion. There is no shortage in Pakistan of sectarian and militant outfits that feel justified in murdering Ahmadiyyas, Shias, Christians and Hindus — or anyone who doesn’t share their views.

Most of these Sunni Deobandi organisations have their genesis in the Zia-ul-Haq era, a dark chapter in the country’s history which is responsible for rending our social fabric and fanning the flames of intolerance.

The Ahmadiyyas are a Muslim sect which was founded in Qadian, Punjab, in the 19th century. Its founder was Mirza Ghirlam Ahmad, a Muslim, who claimed prophetic status as the Mahdi or Messiah, in succession to Krishna, Jesus Christ, and Mohammed.


Inside the violent world of Britain's new far right - English Defence League

MPs expressed concern tonight after it emerged that far-right activists are planning to step up their provocative street campaign by targeting some of the UK's highest-profile Muslim communities, raising fears of widespread unrest this summer.


Undercover footage shot by the Guardian reveals the English Defence League, which has staged a number of violent protests in towns and cities across the country this year, is planning to "hit" Bradford and the London borough of Tower Hamlets as it intensifies its street protests.

Senior figures in the coalition government were briefed on the threat posed by EDL marches this week. Tomorrow up to 2,000 EDL supporters are expected to descend on Newcastle for its latest protest.

MPs said the group's decision to target some of the UK's most prominent Muslim communities was a blatant attempt to provoke mayhem and disorder. "This group has no positive agenda," said the Bradford South MP, Gerry Sutcliffe. "It is an agenda of hate that is designed to divide people and communities. We support legitimate protest but this is not legitimate, it is designed to stir up trouble. The people of Bradford will want no part of it."

More on The GuardianYou must see this video!

If Science Worked Like Religion

A clip from Richard Dawkins' Lecture at UC Berkeley (whole lecture) - via http://www.AtheistMedia.com

28 May 2010

Russian MPs caught in voting scandal

Italian priests' secret mistresses ask pope to scrap celibacy rule

Dozens of Italian women who have had relationships with Roman Catholic priests or lay monks have endorsed an open letter to the pope that calls for the abolition of the celibacy rule. The letter, thought by one signatory to be unprecedented, argues that a priest "needs to live with his fellow human beings, experience feelings, love and be loved".

It also pleads for understanding of those who "live out in secrecy those few moments the priest manages to grant [us] and experience on a daily basis the doubts, fears and insecurities of our men".


The issue was put back on the Vatican's agenda in March when one of Pope Benedict's senior advisers, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the archbishop of Vienna, said the abolition of the celibacy rule might curb sex abuse by priests, a suggestion he hastily withdrew after Benedict spoke up for "the principle of holy celibacy".

The authors of the letter said they decided to come into the open after hearing his retort, which they said was an affirmation of "the holiness of something that is not holy" but a man-made rule. There are many instances of married priests in the early centuries of Christianity. Today, priests who follow the eastern Catholic rites can be married, as can those who married before converting to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism

The Guardian

Von Braun: Illuminate Plan For E.T. Deception

Dr. Wernher von Braun, the head of the Nazi rocket program, was brought to America after the war because our government considered his knowledge and expertise too vital to fall into enemy hands.


Dr. von Braun brought a wealth of information gleaned from other top Nazi scientists like his boss, SS General Hans Kammler.  Von Braun was privy to work on anti gravity propulsion vehicles.  With access to NASA's secret programs, von Braun apparently began to see the "big picture" regarding the true goals of America's space program and how the military-industrial complex was manipulating it according to a secret, hidden agenda.

Dr. Carol Rosin was an industry executive when she first met Dr. Wernher von Braun in February 1974.  At this time, before his death in 1977,  von Braun confided to Dr. Rosin NASA's hidden agenda.

Inviting her into his office, Von Braun stunned Dr. Rosin by explaining that it was all leading to planetary control under an oppressive One World Government.


According to Dr. Rosin, von Braun then gave her one supreme assignment: He said a secretive trans-national power, already in existence, would move to permanently take control of this planet thru a hoaxed alien invasion from outer space.

According to von Braun,  space based weapons, later known as the "Star Wars" program, were to be promoted as a "shield" against the Russians.  Then, as a defense against  'rogue' nations. Then, as protection against asteroids and meteors. Finally they would be presented as a safeguard against an extraterrestrial threat.

More by L.C. Vincent on henrymakow.com

27 May 2010

The Texas Textbook Massacre

Ultraconservatives in Texas have approved radical changes to state educational curriculum. In a shameless attempt to infiltrate their agenda in the classroom they have decided to effectively:

  • Erase the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy
  • Glorify President Ronald Reagan
  • Require students follow conservative leaders and organizations such as the National Rifle Association, the Heritage Foundation, and Moral Majority
  • Minimize minority leaders such as Cesar Chavez and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
  • Teach that the United Nations threatens U.S. liberty, freedom and sovereignty
  • Portray the country as a "Constitutional Republic" and NOT a "Democracy"
  • Eliminate separation of Church and State

Sign the petition urging the textbook publisher to stop production on this conservative manifesto

Japan starts trial of activist who boarded whaling ship

The trial of an anti-whaling activist detained in the Southern Ocean during clashes with Japan's whaling fleet has opened in Tokyo.


Peter Bethune from New Zealand, a member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, boarded a ship in February. He pleaded guilty to four charges, including trespass and obstructing commercial activities, but denied a fifth charge of assault. If convicted he could receive a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

"Regarding the assault charge, I deny the charge," he told the Tokyo District Court. He is alleged to have injured a Japanese crew member by throwing a butyric acid stink bomb. "For the disruption of business, I admit that I fired the butyric acid but there were additional circumstances that we will discuss in court," he said.

This is the first time an anti-whaling protestor has been brought to Japan for trial.

BBC News - Support Captain Bethune on Sea Shepherd Conservation Society website

26 May 2010

Inky Al-Jihadi

Can you find Muhammad in this cartoon? So many Muhammad-type drawings to choose from! Let Inky Al-Jihadi help you sort this out and take charge of those blasphemous cartoonists! A Mark Fiore political animation.

Jamaica gun battles claim 60 lives

Fierce gunbattles turned the Jamaican capital into a war zone yesterday as soldiers stormed the stronghold of an alleged drug baron wanted in the United States, but failed to find him.


At least sixty people, including three members of the security services, are believed to have been killed in battles between security forces and supporters of Christopher “Dudus” Coke, the reputed head of an international drug gang known as the Shower Posse. The Government wants to extradite him to the US, where he faces drug-trafficking and gun-running charges.

Bodies lay untouched in the streets as fighting raged in Mr Coke’s bastion in the Tivoli Gardens slum, Jamaica’s first public housing estate, and the nearby business district known as the Corporate Area. “You must realise, we are fighting a war,” Glenmore Hinds, the deputy police commissioner, said

Times Online - Link to Guardian video

25 May 2010

Tenth worker death at iPhone firm Foxconn

In China a factory worker has died after falling from a high building, the latest in a string of such deaths at the same plant. The man, who was 19, was employed by Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm also known as Honhai.


The firm makes mobile phones, games consoles and computers for companies like Apple, Hewlett Packard and Sony. Nine people have died after falling off buildings at the factory this year. Two others were seriously injured.

Police are not saying yet whether this was a suicide attempt, a suspicious death or an accident. It happened just one day after Foxconn started playing music to workers on the assembly line to try to ease the pressure on them.

Before this latest incident the company's founder had denied he worked his staff too hard.

BBC News

North Korea 'on combat alert'

North Korea has reportedly ordered its armed forces to be placed on combat alert amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula following the March 26 sinking of a South Korean naval vessel.


The order came directly from North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, quoting sources inside the North. There was no reference to the order on North Korean media monitored in the South, nor any immediate comment from South Korean officials. North Korea has previously threatened "all-out war" in response to any moves to punish it for the sinking.

The report comes a day after the United Nations secretary-general joined the US in ratcheting up pressure on North Korea, calling for action from the Security Council in response to the alleged torpedo attack on a South Korean patrol ship that left 46 sailors dead.

Al Jazeera

24 May 2010

Eyal Checkpoint

UK Councils use anti-terror laws to spy on charity shops and dog-walkers

Council snoopers have used a controversial Big Brother anti-terror law to spy on people making unwanted donations to charity shops.

Covert cameras were placed inside shop windows to film anyone who left bags of books, clothes or CDs outside a branch with a view to prosecuting them for 'fly-tipping'.

The extraordinary operation was among 8,575 instances of town halls using covert surveillance rights granted under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act against the public in the past two years. It is the equivalent of 11 secret missions being carried out by bureaucrats every day.


They range from undercover patrols for dog walkers whose animals are suspected of breaking dog-fouling rules to spying on their own staff and on smokers believed to be flouting the nationwide ban.

Mail Online

Obama Calls For New "International Order"


Robert Llewellyn meets Hans Teeuwen

LLEWTUBE By Robert Llewellyn

Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state's possession of nuclear weapons.


The "top secret" minutes of meetings between senior officials from the two countries in 1975 show that South Africa's defence minister, PW Botha, asked for the warheads and Shimon Peres, then Israel's defence minister and now its president, responded by offering them "in three sizes". The two men also signed a broad-ranging agreement governing military ties between the two countries that included a clause declaring that "the very existence of this agreement" was to remain secret.

The documents, uncovered by an American academic, Sasha Polakow-Suransky, in research for a book on the close relationship between the two countries, provide evidence that Israel has nuclear weapons despite its policy of "ambiguity" in neither confirming nor denying their existence.

The Israeli authorities tried to stop South Africa's post-apartheid government declassifying the documents at Polakow-Suransky's request and the revelations will be an embarrassment, particularly as this week's nuclear non-proliferation talks in New York focus on the Middle East.

Much more on The Guardian

Gaza damage not repaired one year on

About three-quarters of the damage inflicted by Israel in its war on Gaza more than a year ago has not been repaired or rebuilt, the UN has confirmed.


In a new report, the UN Development Programme observed that Israel continued to bar construction material from entering the coastal enclave as part of an overall blockade of the territory, which is home to 1.3 million Palestinians.

It said that Gazans have carried out small-scale repairs worth £120 million with recycled rubble or material smuggled through border tunnels that are frequently targeted by Israeli air strikes.

Morning Star

23 May 2010

'We will be able to live to 1,000'

Life expectancy is increasing in the developed world. But Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey believes it will soon extend dramatically to 1,000. Here, he explains why.


Ageing is a physical phenomenon happening to our bodies, so at some point in the future, as medicine becomes more and more powerful, we will inevitably be able to address ageing just as effectively as we address many diseases today.

Since these therapies repair accumulated damage, they are applicable to people in middle age or older who have a fair amount of that damage. “I think the first person to live to 1,000 might be 60 already.”


How The Elite Control You

Here is David Icke explaining how the masses are controlled in society.

Israeli Nuclear informant Vanunu returns to jail

More than six years since leaving prison gates, Mordechai Vanunu, the nuclear informant, appeared in court in Jerusalem on Sunday to serve a three-month prison term imposed on him after being found guilty of contact with foreign agents in 2007.


At the entrance to the court, Vanunu gave a statement to the press with a message to the Mossad and the Shin Bet, "What you didn't receive in the 18 years that I sat in prison, you won't get now in three months. You want to teach me a lesson? I cannot accept any violation of my freedom of expression."

Vanunu read from a page he had pre-prepared with a list of people he claimed are not protecting his freedom of expression.

"Shame on you, Israel, and the stupid Shin Bet and Mossad spies who are returning me to jail after 24 years in which I have spoken only the truth. Shame on you, democracy, the Knesset, synagogues, the world media. Shame on you, all the Arabs who are allowing me to return to jail. Shame on you, US Senate and Congress and International Atomic Energy Agency Chairman Mohammad ElBaradei for not safeguarding my freedom. Shame on you, all religions, the stupid Jewish, Christian, and Muslim spies," Vanunu said.


22 May 2010

UK MoD blew up 119 live pigs in explosive tests

Animal rights campaigners expressed outrage last night after the Ministry of Defence admitted blowing up 119 live pigs in explosives tests.


The MoD defended the experiments, saying they had 'saved many lives' in Afghanistan and Iraq. They have led to improvements in body armour and the medical treatment of soldiers injured by roadside bombs, it said.

But animal welfare activists criticised the 'unethical' practice of causing 'massive mutilation and injury' to the pigs.

The research took place at the Government's secret military research laboratory Porton Down, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, between 2006 and 2009. Official figures reveal 25 pigs were used in improvised explosive device experiments in 2006, 19 in 2007, 40 in 2008, and 35 in 2009. The animals are anaesthetised before the explosions.

Mail OnlineAnimal Aid

21 May 2010

Parents of under-fives face ‘nanny state’ home inspections to keep children safe

Draft guidelines issued yesterday call for all UK families to have the option of home safety inspections by trained staff from the NHS or local councils. Health and safety organisations are told to identify homes where children are thought to be most at risk of accidents and ‘offer home risk assessments’.
In some cases, the offer will come after GPs or school nurses have raised the alarm because a child has been to hospital repeatedly for emergency treatment.

‘A home risk assessment involves systematically identifying potential hazards in the home, evaluating those risks and proving information or advice on how to reduce them,’ says the guidance.
The scheme is being condemned by critics as a breach of privacy and a nanny state intrusion into family life.
Sovereign Independent - National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

20 May 2010

North Korea threatens 'all-out war' over warship sinking report

In the most serious attack for over 20 years, a North Korean torpedo was found to be responsible for the sinking of the Cheonan, a 300-ft South Korean warship, which sank on March 26 with the loss of 46 lives.


An official report, carried out by South Korean investigators together with teams from the United States, Britain, Australia and Sweden, said the evidence pointed "overwhelmingly to the conclusion that the torpedo was fired by a North Korean submarine." It added: "There is no other plausible explanation."

South Korea vowed "resolute countermeasures" against the North and is likely to appeal to the United Nations for further sanctions on the rogue state.


Turkey 'bombs Kurd targets' in Iraq

Turkish fighter jets have bombed dozens of Kurdish separatist targets in northern Iraq, local television has reported.


Some 20 warplanes hit around 50 positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), in the ZAP-Khakurk region on Thursday, Turkish broadcaster NTV said.

"What is known about these sorts of attacks is that since the end of 2007 they have been made with the assistance with the US military, as part of a deal at the end of President Bush's [of the US] administration."

Al Jazeera

The Unbroken Thread

"The Unbroken Thread" is the fourth video in the Symphony of Science series, and it features David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, and Carl Sagan. The clips used in this installment come from Carl Sagan's Cosmos, David Attenborough's Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life, The Life of Mammals, The Living Planet, BBC Life, XVIVO Scientific Animations, IMAX Cosmic Voyage, Jane Goodall's TED Talk, and a clever Guiness Commercial. The themes present in The Unbroken Thread attempt to explore the wild diversity of life on our planet, the intricacy and origin of its mechanisms, and its close relation to all other life forms.

Symphony of Science

London 2012 Olympic mascots: All-Seeing Eye

blobsThey only have one pair of eyes between them and look like Sonic the Hedgehog crossed with a character from the Disney film Monsters Inc.

But you had better get used to these strange blob-like creatures because Wenlock and Mandeville, as they are known, are the mascots for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics respectively, and will be all over Britain for the next two years.

Following the ridicule over the £400,000 Olympic logo, their creators will be hoping that Wenlock and Mandeville get a more favourable reception - even though they too carry the much-mocked 2012 image.

Mail Online

Doesn’t it remind you of something? How more in your face do you want it?


Read why here: Pyramid and All-Seeing Eye – Their Occult Meaning and Use in Corporate Logos –The Vigilant Citizen


More about the all-seeing eye on crystalinks.com and theallseeingeye.tv

CBS Journalist threatened with arrest for filming Oil spill

Journalist threatened with arrest. Emerging reports are raising the question of just how much of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill journalists are able to document.
When CBS tried to film a beach with heavy oil on the shore in South Pass, Louisiana, a boat of BP contractors, and two Coast Guard officers, told them to turn around, or be arrested.
"This is BP's rules, it's not ours," someone aboard the boat said.

Russian president adds enduringly sinister Soviet-era ZiL limo to wish list

They were the ultimate symbols of Soviet power, used to whiz politburo members through snowy Moscow streets to the forbidding walls of the Kremlin. The ZiL limousine was the favoured mode of transport for a succession of leaders. Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev all had one. After communism collapsed, however, Boris Yeltsin got himself a Mercedes.


Now, President Dmitry Medvedev has decided to trade in his Mercedes and bring back the ZiL, in what appears to be the latest attempt by Russia's nostalgic leadership to turn the country into a Soviet theme park. Medvedev has asked aides to examine whether the austere and enduringly sinister limousine can be brought back into production.

"There is a presidential order to explore this … We are currently discussing this with factories," Vladimir Kozhin, the head of the presidential property department, told Ekho Moskvy radio station. He added: "I do not exclude that in the medium term we will again see old but modern ZiLs."

Read further on The Guardian

19 May 2010

Thai violence spreads after troops storm protest camp

Rioting and fires swept through Bangkok today after Thai troops stormed the fortified encampment of anti-government protesters, unleashing a wave of violence across the capital and other parts of the country.


At least five demonstrators and an Italian journalist were killed in the military operation, which provoked fierce resistance from the redshirts. Protesters set fire to buildings including the stock exchange and south-east Asia's second-biggest department store complex, and attacked newspaper offices and a television station.

Power was lost in the bustling Sukhumvit Road district, an area packed with tourists and wealthy residential complexes, hours after the army said the situation was under control

The GuardianVideo here

TVNewZealand Richard Dawkins Interview

The world, according to Richard Dawkins, is quite simple - if science can prove it, it is real. If not, forget it.
Believing in God, preaching hell fire and damnation to kids, and those who believe in faith healing, are all deluded according to Dawkins.


18 May 2010

Zbigniew Brzezinski Fears The Global Awakening

Zbigniew Brzezinski giving the Council on Foreign Relations branch in Montreal a presentation discussing world government and his fears of the mass global awakening that has taken place. Federaljacktube3

Reverend Billy & The Church of Life After Shopping

Reverend Billy & The Church of Life After Shopping

New Guinea rain forest sci-fi monsters


A biological expedition to a remote New Guinea rain forest explores a world of bizarre and beautiful creatures, among them a spike-nosed tree frog and a tiny inchworm moth as fantastic as any computer-generated sci-fi monster.


More on National Geographic Magazine

Noam Chomsky denied entry into Israel and West Bank

Interior Ministry seeking IDF approval to let American professor just into West Bank; rights group: Decision characteristic of totalitarian regime.


Professor Noam Chomsky, an American linguist and left-wing activist, was denied entry into Israel and the West Bank on Sunday.

No reason was initially given for the decision, but the Interior Ministry later said immigration officials at the Allenby Bridge border crossing from Jordan had misunderstood Chomsky's intentions thinking initially he was also due to visit Israel

Haaretz Daily NewspaperChomsky.info

Internet 2 VS You

Western democracies from Australia to the UK and the United States are beginning to implement dictatorial internet censorship. With Obama's support, most of the developed world has accepted plans for government-approved online activity and Pentagon-monitored internet traffic.
People will eventually be forced into a corporate driven "Internet 2". Independent blogs, news sites and online businesses will all be financially disadvantaged by access fees that large corporations will not have to pay. With the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, the white house has unlimited control of the internet and can shut it down to deal with "cyber emergencies".

17 May 2010

The Intelligence² Debate

Stephen Fry: The Catholic Church is Not a Force For Good in the World

Submerged oil plumes suggest gulf spill is worse than BP claims

Ocean scientists in the Gulf of Mexico have found giant plumes of oil coagulating at up to 1,300 metres below the surface, raising fears that the BP oil spill may be larger than thought – and that it might create huge "dead zones".


Members of the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology have been traversing the area around the scene of the Deepwater Horizon, the rig that exploded and sank on 20 April.

Using the latest sampling techniques, they have identified plumes up to 20 miles away from the Deepwater Horizon well head that continues to spew oil into the water at a rate of at least 790,000 litres a day. The largest plume found so far was 90 metres thick, three miles wide and 10 miles long.

More on The Guardian

IDF Dog attack on 99-year-old Palestinian

Dead and wounded in Bangkok

Shootings leave dead and wounded as the army tries to surround Red Shirts. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

USSR planned nuclear attack on China in 1969

The Soviet Union was on the brink of launching a nuclear attack against China in 1969 and only backed down after the US told Moscow such a move would start World War Three, according to a Chinese historian.


The extraordinary assertion, made in a publication sanctioned by China's ruling Communist Party, suggests that the world came perilously close to nuclear war just seven years after the Cuban missile crisis.

Liu Chenshan, the author of a series of articles that chronicle the five times China has faced a nuclear threat since 1949, wrote that the most serious threat came in 1969 at the height of a bitter border dispute between Moscow and Beijing that left more than one thousand people dead on both sides.

He said Soviet diplomats warned Washington of Moscow's plans "to wipe out the Chinese threat and get rid of this modern adventurer," with a nuclear strike, asking the US to remain neutral.

More on the Telegraph website

Polish Crash provided Moscow with a windfall of Nato Secrets

The recent crash of a Polish military transport that killed most of Warsaw's senior civilian and military leaders was not only a human catastrophe for a key U.S. ally. NATO sources said that, in addition to the loss of nearly 100 pro-U.S. Polish leaders, the crash provided Moscow with a windfall of secrets.


The crash killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski in western Russia on April 10 and decapitated Poland's military, killing two service chiefs, key military aides and several national security officials, many of whom were carrying computers and pocket memory sticks that contained sensitive NATO data.

Perhaps the most significant compromise, according to a NATO intelligence source, is that the Russians are suspected of obtaining ultrasecret codes used by NATO militaries for secure satellite communications.

Washington Times

'Russia engineered air crash that killed President Kaczynski,' claims Polish MP - Read more: Mail Online

16 May 2010

Schwarzenegger’s solution: End welfare

schwarzenegger-with-cigarUS Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday unveiled plans to plug California's budget deficit by slashing billions of dollars worth of funding for services designed to help the state's poor.

Schwarzenegger's budget proposals would see spending cuts of 12.4 billion dollars and include the elimination of California's welfare-to-work program and virtually all child care for low income families.

"California no longer has low-hanging fruits," Schwarzenegger said in Sacramento. "We have to take the ladder away from the tree and shake the whole tree. We must make very difficult decisions."

More on Raw Story

The son of an SS nazi officer, Schwarzenegger has publicly stated that he has dreamed of being a dictator and that he
admires Hitler. He campaigned for war criminal Kurt Waldheim after it had been made public that he was a top nazi.


The stories of Arnold's barbaric harrassment of women are legendary. He publicly admits to steroid and marijuana use. He supported Enron chief, Ken Lay during the California energy crisis and now his political operatives have launched a blitzkrieg promoting him for President and seeking to end the Constitutional bar against him holding that office. And there's more...

Arnold Exposed

Obama Administration: Goldman Sachs from Top to Bottom

Two articles on the FDL website detail the intimate and incestuous relationship between the Barry Obama administration and Goldman Sachs. FDL names names and provides expansive detail on the Goldie administration.

It is not simply Larry Summers, Timothy Geithner, Rahm Emanuel, Gary Gensler and Mark Patterson who are Goldies, but a long list of others. “But that’s just the tip of the Goldman Sachs iceberg. Here you will find, I believe, the most comprehensive list of people-groups yet available to show how Obama’s administration has really become the Goldman Sachs administration.”

obama sachs

Elena Kagan is merely the latest addition, although her ties to Goldman are downplayed if not completely ignored by the corporate media.

FDL notes that the “Obama administration is not the first administration that Goldman has infiltrated, although it is perhaps the one that has been most completely co-opted from top to bottom. Recall that former Secretary of the Treasury Paulson in the George W. Bush era came from — Goldman Sachs where he was its chief. Recall too that the brilliant, late economist John K. Galbraith has written an entire chapter of a book devoted to the Great Depression and the economic collapse of Wall St. that accompanied it to the role of Goldman Sachs.”

Kurt Nimmo on Infowars.com

Here are the FDL articles: A List of Goldman Sachs People in the Obama Government: Names Attached to the Giant Squid’s Tentacles and An Updated List of Goldman Sachs Ties to the Obama Government Including Elena Kagan.

15 May 2010

Belarusian police violently break up gay pride parade

Riot police on Saturday broke up the demonstration and arrested several dozen participants, beating some of them and throwing them on the ground.

The organizers said that their goal was to attract public attention to the violation of sexual minorities' rights in Belarus. The leader of the Belarusian gay movement, Sergei Androsenko, said the government attitude toward gays amounted to the state sanctioning homophobia.

Some carried handwritten signs saying, "Today they ban gays, tomorrow they will ban you," in a short-lived protest that was the first of its kind organized by the Russian and Belarussian Slavic Pride rights group in the capital. Police refused to comment on the detentions.

Winnipeg Free Press - Reuters

Belarus is Europe's last totalitarian state, click here for more

Celebrity Patents


Danny Kaye, Actor/Singer/Entertainer.
Patent #D166,807 — Blowout toy or the like (design)

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Botched US Paramilitary Police Raids


An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko.

To see the map go to Cato Institute

War Made Easy

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.

War Made Easy

College Student May Owe $80,000 After Coming Out as Lesbian

A student who received a full-ride ROTC scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may now owe the Army nearly $80,000 for the money it put toward her tuition and books after coming out as a lesbian.


Sara Isaacson was notified in March that she was being discharged for violating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” after informing the head of the university’s ROTC program of her sexual orientation in a formal memo, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

Along with the notice was a recommendation that she repay the $79,265.14 the government spent on her education, the paper reported.

Isaacson says keeping her sexual orientation a secret would put her at odds with one of the Army’s key virtues.


Obama wants $80 billion to upgrade nuclear arms complex

U.S. President Barack Obama sent a landmark arms-reduction treaty with Russia to the Senate on Thursday for ratification and called for $80 billion in nuclear funding, which could help win opposition support.


Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the funds, which would be spent over a decade, were needed to "rebuild and sustain America's aging nuclear stockpile."

The treaty, which must be ratified by the U.S. Senate and Russia's parliament before it goes into force, would reduce the strategic nuclear arsenals deployed by the former Cold War foes by 30 percent within seven years.


See The world's nuclear stockpile on Al Jazeera

14 May 2010

Malawi gay couple who 'married' face harsh prison sentences

A man whose same-sex "marriage" has become a symbol of the struggle for gay rights in Africa has vowed to become a martyr rather than give in to homophobia, campaigners say. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and his partner Steven Monjeza are facing a possible 14 years in prison with hard labour after becoming the first gay couple in Malawi to declare their commitment in a public ceremony .


Peter Tatchell, the veteran British gay rights campaigner, has maintained contact with the pair at the maximum security Chichiri prison in Blantyre as they prepare to stand trial next week.

Tatchell told the Guardian he received a defiant message from Chimbalanga that said: "I love Steven so much. If people or the world cannot give me the chance and freedom to continue living with him as my lover, then I am better off to die here in prison. Freedom without him is useless and meaningless."

More on The Guardian

US troops executing prisoners in Afghanistan

The journalist who helped break the story that detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were being tortured by their US jailers told an audience at a journalism conference last month that American soldiers are now executing prisoners in Afghanistan.

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New Yorker journalist Seymour Hersh also revealed that the Bush Administration had developed advanced plans for a military strike on Iran.

At the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva, Hersh criticized President Barack Obama, and alleged that US forces are engaged in "battlefield executions."

"I'll tell you right now, one of the great tragedies of my country is that Mr. Obama is looking the other way, because equally horrible things are happening to prisoners, to those we capture in Afghanistan," Hersh said. "They're being executed on the battlefield. It's unbelievable stuff going on there that doesn't necessarily get reported. Things don't change.

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Italy arrests 'religious' drug ring

Police say they’ve busted a drug ring in northern Italy, where South American smugglers posed as religious pilgrims and snuck cocaine into a Catholic convent hidden in their prayer books — all unbeknownst to the nuns living there.


The convent’s janitor was the alleged mastermind of the ring. Police say he organized religious pilgrimages for South American drug cartel members who disguised themselves as pious visitors, then snuck cocaine into the convent hidden in their luggage and prayer books. The nuns were “completely unaware” of what he was up to.

The cocaine was then transferred from the convent in the northern city of Piacenza, just outside Milan, to a nearby safe house in Bergamo, where investigators say it was refined, cut and distributed out to drug dealers in several major cities.


13 May 2010

Hair: Solution to the Oil Spill?

Newsy - Multisource Video News Analysis

US Police cite hundreds just for Cursing

Pennsylvania police wrongly charged hundreds of people with disorderly conduct for swearing, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a pair of free-speech lawsuits filed Wednesday.


ACLU lawyers reviewed 770 disorderly conduct citations issued by Pennsylvania State Police in a recent one-year span. They said they found that while officers applied the law correctly in some cases, the majority involved profanities and other legal, nonobscene speech.

"Using words of his own choosing, including profanity, Mr. Walters expressed his dismay with his local law enforcement official," his suit states. "You can't be arrested for saying that to an officer," A 31-year-old plumber told The Associated Press. "I could see if you're out of line, threatening them. I didn't do anything like that. It was clear-cut. I said what I said, and he said 'You're arrested.'"

Pensacola News Journal

Also see The Hidden Benefits of Anger, Cursing and Negativity on Oprah.com

The Horrible Whale and Dolphin Massacre tradition of Faroe Islands in Denmark

You would think that the first world countries in Europe such as Denmark would never succumbed itself to i killing dolphins and whales just because its a tradition? How barbaric are these people?

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Every year, thousands and thousands of innocent dolphins and pilot whales are killed in the name of culture at the shores of Faroe Islands. The annual spring festival seems as if to have gone unnoticed for years and years. If no one is to stop this brutal massacre from happening ever again, the gentle sea creatures would be erased away from the surface of the earth forever. Sign the petition to help!

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Ironically, this practice, called grindadráp, is diminishing the population of 5,000 islanders.  Many of them get sick and die from high mercury levels in the whales.  Mentally retarded children are reportedly being born at alarmingly high rates.

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PBS has a video about the mercury problem and this culture’s deeply held beliefs called ‘The Faroe Islands – Message from the Sea’, viewable here.

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12 May 2010

Thai threat to choke off red shirts

Thailand's military has warned that it will blockade anti-government protesters occupying the capital's commercial hub and could eventually use force if the so-called red shirts refuse to leave their camp.


Wednesday's announcement came after a warning the night before by the prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, that security forces were ready to act if the protesters did not leave by Wednesday.

Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd, a military spokesman, said the government would cut power, water and food supplies as well as shut off entrances to the protesters' camp.

"The measures to cut water and power are the first measures. If the protest does not end, we have to fully enforce the law which may involve using force to reclaim the area," he said.

Al Jazeera

Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

David Cameron exposed

The pudgy-faced opportunist reveals his true self. Taken from Armando Iannucci's Time Trumpet (2006).

Love Police ruins Conservative Party Press Statement

Same part live on BBC;Technical glitch broadcasts sound of arguing protestors instead of William Hague live on BBC news

See the Love Police websiteYou Tube Channel

11 May 2010

Lars Vilks Attacked at Uppsala University

Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who drew Mohammed as a dog, was recently told that a scheduled lecture on free speech, to be held at Jönköping Högskolan, would be canceled due to "security concerns." This, of course, is a common evasion, intended to protect the brittle sensibilities of Muslim students while supposedly standing four square behind the right of free speech.

The Free Press SocietyAftonbladet has a report on the web (in Swedish)

The video (Allah ho Gaybar) which was showing during the attack is here

Bye Bye Gordon Brown

The Common People

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Bill Hicks in London

Iraq risks Sectarian War

Iraq's former prime minister Iyad Allawi, who scored a surprise win in the recent general election, warned today that the country risks descending into a new sectarian war, with feuding politicians attempting to sideline his supporters and the international community standing idly by.

In an interview with the Guardian Allawi said that since the bitterly contested 7 March election, in which his Iraqiya party list won 91 seats, political groups had abandoned efforts to build a united government and were regressing into sectarianism, encouraged by Iran.


Allawi, who led the country for nine turbulent months from early 2004 as a US-appointed transitional prime minister, also warned that unless America and its allies safeguarded Iraq's nascent democracy, renewed conflict could spread around the region.

"This conflict will not remain within the borders of Iraq," he said. "It will spill over and it has the potential to reach the world at large, not just neighbouring countries. Now Iraq is at centre stage in the region. But it is boiling with problems, it is stagnant and it can go either way.

"I feel that we are not done and that the international community has failed this country."

From The Guardian

10 May 2010

The Rothschilds

Body uniformity


So the male mannequins are getting skinnier as we in the general population get larger. No surprise there. The twinning of skinniness with girth growth has been evident since the days of Twiggy, when the formally differently sized and shaped female population were exhorted to take on this new diminishing of a woman's form and, as a result, got larger.


Not that it was Twiggy's fault, but the ubiquity of her image created a sense in young women that to be stylish meant to be skinny, flat-chested with an ingénue face and straight hair. We women, and there were millions of us, tried to fit to the mode. There was dieting, lots and lots of it, and while it worked for some – for some of the time – mostly women got bigger rather than smaller as dieting cycling sent them on the fastest way to gain weight.

Read more by Susie Orbach - Guardian.co.uk