Saturday, November 30, 2013

Immanuel Velikovsky Bonds of the Past CBC Documentary 1972.


Immanuel Velikovsky proposed in his 1950's book "Worlds in Collision" that many myths and traditions of ancient peoples and cultures are based on actual events: worldwide global catastrophes of a celestial origin, which had a profound effect on the lives, beliefs and writings of early mankind.

This is a documentary about Immanuel Velikovsky's discoveries by Henry Zemel. First telecast on February 22, 1972 by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Planet X, Nibiru, Hercobulus - Clash of The Gods - The Great Hunt (p.2)

Police point pistol at driver, tackle him without telling him why he was pulled over


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RUSUDIO, NM -- Dr. Ray Seidel says he was pulled over without being told why, and then an officer tried to enter his vehicle. H e got out to protest the illegal entry. A 9mm pistol was aimed at him and he was tackled to the ground.


Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So Oct/Nov 2013


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HELICOPTER CRASH UPDATE - 8 Confirmed Dead, Scotlands Deputy F.M. Give Statement


Eight people are now known to have died after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow last night.

The three occupants of the aircraft - two police officers and a civilian pilot - were among those killed, Police Scotland said.

Five other people lost their lives in the Clutha bar after the helicopter came through the roof of the lively city nightspot.

The pub had been packed with more than 100 people watching a band when the crash happened at 10.25pm.

Police say a rescue and recovery operation - described as "very sensitive and complex" - is continuing at the premises - suggesting people may still be trapped in the building.

A major investigation is under way by police along with the Air Accident Investigation Branch and fourteen people remain seriously injured in hospitals in Glasgow.

PressTV - Israel fears Iran N-deal kills Zionism: Analyst

PressTV - Israel fears Iran N-deal kills Zionism: Analyst
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), US President Barack Obama (R)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), US President Barack Obama (R)
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:51PM GMT

Israel fears that Iran’s groundbreaking nuclear deal with the six world powers will pave the way for a peaceful Middle East that could end Zionism, an analyst says.

“Their real fear isn't Iran's nuclear program. The actual threat to Zionism is the prospect of a peaceful, prosperous, independent Middle East,” Dr. Kevin Barrett, the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, wrote in a column for Press TV on Saturday.

Barrett pointed to the recent threats made by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu towards US President Barack Obama over the Geneva nuclear deal, saying the infuriated reaction shows how terrified Israel is of the West’s peace with Iran.

“If the Iran nuclear deal succeeds, and the West officially recognizes and accepts a genuinely independent, anti-Zionist Iran as the biggest single player in the Persian Gulf region, we will be living in a whole new world...a world in which Zionists do not dominate Western foreign policy. Such a world will have little room for an ever-expanding apartheid state of Greater Israel,” Barrett added.

The analyst noted that the prospect of a peaceful Middle East means that “Israel- a hyper-militarized parasitic entity making its living by squatting on stolen land and bleeding the American taxpayer - will fall further and further behind”.

Israel has been using Iran’s nuclear dispute with the west as a distraction “to keep stealing more and more Palestinian land,” Barrett said, adding with the nuclear deal in place “all eyes will turn toward the Zionists' genocidal atrocities in Occupied Palestine.”

On November 24, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - Russia, China, France, Britain and the US - plus Germany sealed an interim deal in the Swiss city of Geneva to lay the groundwork for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear energy program.

In exchange for Iran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the six world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Radioactive Reality (30 November 2013) Fukushima: "Toxic leaks into ocean unstoppable"

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11:19 PM EST on November 29th, 2013 | 74 comments
Scientist: Leading edge of Fukushima plume is now showing up on West Coast — Fish Market Owner: My customers have a lot of concerns about the nuclear contamination, they're very smart and educated... I didn't expect this much concern (AUDIO)
06:28 PM EST on November 29th, 2013 | 151 comments
Insiders: State secrets bill meant to suppress Fukushima news — Japan public stunned, citizens could face years in prison — Man has mouth "stuffed with cloth" after voicing opposition — Toxic leaks into ocean seem unstoppable, gov't must plug the information instead (PHOTO)
01:56 PM EST on November 29th, 2013 | 29 comments
Hidden gov't forecast shows Fukushima contamination spread throughout Northern Pacific Ocean in 5 years (VIDEO)
12:44 PM EST on November 29th, 2013 | 28 comments
AFP: Scientist warns of new flood of radioactive particles around Fukushima — Those who escaped initial fallout could now be exposed — People in coastal areas at particular risk
10:44 AM EST on November 29th, 2013 | 45 comments
Fox News: Radioactive wave from Fukushima nears US... Is it safe? Expert: Risk of cancers or genetic effects 'not zero' for people on West Coast; Ongoing leaks increase the odds
11:06 PM EST on November 28th, 2013 | 61 comments
Seismologist: Coastline beneath Fukushima nuclear plant could crack open during quake — Japan sits with possibility of having it ripped open (AUDIO)
02:56 AM EST on November 28th, 2013 | 171 comments
Yale Professor: Ongoing Fukushima fallout on West Coast is scary, but not alarming — I don't think it's safe to eat Pacific seafood (AUDIO)

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Double Agent: CIA recruits Gitmo prisoners as spies, promises freedom


Guantanamo Bay may have been a source for CIA double agents. Media reports claim the secret service turned prisoners into spies and sent them home, with the promise of freedom, safety for their families, and millions in cash.

ISIL Foreign Jihadist Brainwashes Syrian Kids in Idlib that Killing Infidels is a Must


Subtitles: Michael Menschenfreund

A foreign jihadist in the ranks of al-Qaeda's "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL), who is perhaps Egyptian, is seen speaking to a crowd of children at a schoolyard in Syria's northwestern Idlib province about how "Islam" (Wahhabism in this case) unites people from all over the world, regardless of race and nationality. Later, he makes it clear to them that it is their duty to slaughter any infidel, a term ISIL uses in reference to any person whose belief system slightly deviates from Saudi Arabia's bigoted and intolerant version of Sunni Islam known as Wahhabism, founded in the 18th century by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab.

Source: Saker Alsham

INTELLIHUB - Sea Hosting 100-Million Year-Old Species to be Site of Syrian Chemical Weapons Stockpile Dump

By Shepard Ambellas | November 29, 2013 | 1:40pm EDT

The OPCW is now claiming they have a “technically feasible” plan to dump chemical weapons into the Mediterranean Sea reports say.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (INTELLIHUB) –  In what can only be described as a really bad idea, the organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is planning to destroy at least 1000 tones of the confiscated Syrian chemical weapon stockpile out at sea, which some fear will destroy delicate eco systems vital to sea and human life alike.
The OPCW claims the plan is “technically feasible” and is apparently willing to risk ecological disaster to destroy the toxic contents of the weaponry in or above the sea. Members of the press were told, the “group is considering whether to destroy the chemical weapons in the ocean, either on a ship or by loading them onto an offshore rig”, reported, RT.[1] If the operation is approved for a green light, the Mediterranean Sea appears as if it will be the drop point. The MV Cape Ray would be conducting the transport, according to reports.
Most of the Syrian’s chemical weapons supply is expected to be removed from the country into international custody by the year’s end. All of the remaining contents are scheduled to be removed by mid-2014. also reported, “OPCW Director General Ahmet Umzucu said in a statement that the plan was a “clear road map” to meet the aforementioned deadline.
This next phase will be the most challenging, and its timely execution will require the existence of a secure environment for the verification and transport of chemical weapons,” he said. “Continuing international support and assistance for this endeavor will remain crucial.”
When Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said no to the request – citing “no capacity of any kind pertaining to the transport and technological processes involved” – he outlined many of the same problems that the OPCW and UN must now consider.
Any action will certainly need to be more intricate than when the Japanese government destroyed weapons leftover from World War II in 2004-2006. In doing so, the Japanese set up a disposal plant on a floating platform.
The Syrian weapons will produce liquid waste that those Japanese weapons did not. It also makes hydrolysis, a neutralization process that involves adding water to the chemical, much less likely.

If you use hydrolysis or incineration, there will be liquid waste,” Ralf Trapp, an independent chemical disarmament specialist, told Reuters. “So there will be problems with regard to environmental pollution that need to be addressed.”[1] 
Which ever way you slice it, the eco systems of the Mediterranean Sea would be at risk if the chemical stockpile was indeed destroyed in the waters. According to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) “The Mediterranean is an enclosed sea with the world’s second highest percentage of endemic species, including the Posidonia sea grass and the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal.
Species also include 28 cetaceans, the 100-million year old loggerhead turtle, and the commercially important blue-fin tuna and swordfish.  Currently, less than 1% of the Mediterranean Sea is protected.
We are working to establish marine and coastal protected areas to protect the most important regions for biodiversity. We promote fisheries management systems which do not adversely affect marine productivity. We also try to ensure that measures against pollution agreed in international conventions, such as the Barcelona Convention, are endorsed and implemented.
WWF Mediterranean works at a pan-Mediterranean level, and also focuses efforts on marine regions in Croatia , Libya , Morocco , Tunisia and Turkey. [...]

The Mediterranean hosts several endangered marine species:
  • the monk seal (Monachus monachus), of which about 350 – 400 now survive in the world.
  • the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the 100-million year old loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), which nest on Mediterranean beaches.
  • 18 cetacean species, of which seven can be observed throughout the year: the pilot whale, fin whale, sperm whale, common dolphin, striped dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and the Risso’s dolphin.
  • the endemic sea-grass Posidonia oceanica , which plays a crucial role in coast protection by acting as a buffer to currents and waves.[4]
Environmental activists will likely soon emerge protesting the proposed actions of the OPCW.

[1] Syrian chemical weapons likely to be destroyed at sea – report –
[2] US Could Destroy Syria’s Chemical Arms In Med –
[3] Mediterranean Sea large marine ecosystem –
[4] Marine environment: the Mediterranean sea and its coasts -

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Double Standards for US War Crimes | Global Research

Double Standards for US War Crimes | Global Research
Barack Obama and George W. Bush at the White House.
U.S. pundits cheer when some African warlord or East European brute is dragged before an international tribunal, but not at the thought of justice being meted out to George W. Bush or other architects of post-9/11 torture and aggressive war on Iraq, as John LaForge notes.
In response to regular reports of atrocities by U.S. soldiers, drone controllers, pilots and interrogators, the White House routinely tries to help. Every president promises to honor U.S. armed forces and says they are the finest military of all, etc.
At Veterans’ Day ceremonies, president fill-in-the-blank boast, “America is and always will be the greatest nation on Earth.” This past Nov. 11, President Barack Obama said that since 9/11 the U.S. is “defining one of the greatest generations of military service this country has ever produced,” and, of course,“[W]e have the best-led, best-trained, best-equipped military in the world.”
Really? On Veterans’ Day 2011, one headline blared: “American Soldier is Convicted of Killing Afghan Civilians for Sport.” U.S. aggression, occupation, torture of prisoners, massacres, drone attacks, offshore penal colonies and sexual assaults against our own service members, take the luster from the official self-image of “exceptionality.”
In a bold invitation, Human Rights Watch has called on 154 parties to the UN Convention on Torture to bring charges against U.S. officials under explicit language in the treaty, ratified by the US in 1994.
The treaty requires such action when reputable allegations are not prosecuted by the accused governments, and ours doesn’t need any more evidence, just some of which may be found in these mainstream U.S. media stories:
• “US Practiced Torture after 9/11, Nonpartisan Review Concludes” (Apr. 16, 2013)
• “Afghans Say an American Tortured Civilians” (May 13, 2013)
• “CIA Drones Kill Civilians in Pakistan” (Mar. 18, 2011)
• “GI Kills 16 Afghans, Including 9 Children, in Attacks on Homes” (Mar. 12, 2012)
• “Libya Effort is Called Violation of War Act” (May 26, 2011)
• “NATO and Afghan forces killed 310 civilians over the same period, mostly from airstrikes, the UN reports” (Aug. 3, 2009)
• “100,000 Iraqis killed since U.S. invasion analysis says” (Oct. 29, 2004)
• “U.N. Chief Ignites Firestorm by Calling Iraq War ‘Illegal’” (Sep. 17, 2004);
• “Iraq Says Blast in Baghdad Kills Dozens of Civilians: U.S. Blamed” (Mar. 29, 2003)
• “U.S. Presses for Total Exemption from War Crimes Court” (Oct. 9, 2002)
• “Pentagon Says U.S. Airstrike Killed Women and Children” (Mar. 13, 2002)
• “Bombing Necessary Despite Toll on Civilians, U.S. Envoy Says” (Jan. 9, 2002);
• “U.S. helicopters fire on women, children in Somalia” (Sep. 10, 1993)
• “US forces buried enemy forces alive” (Sep. 13, 1991)
• “200,000 died in Gulf War, and counting” (May 30, 1991)
The Military’s Dirty War on Women
Atrocities against people of occupied or targeted countries aren’t the only ones accumulating. According to a July 2012 report by the Pentagon, over 25,000 sexual assaults occurred in fiscal year 2012, a 37 percent increase from FY 2011. About “500 men and women were assaulted each week last year,” USA Today reported July 25. See: “Reports of Military Sexual Assault Rise Sharply,” NY Times, Nov. 7; & “Sexual Assaults in Military Raise Alarm: 26,000 Cases Last Year,” May 7, 2013.
Throughout the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, according to the Pentagon, 74 percent of females report one or more barriers to reporting sexual assault. In addition, 62 percent of victims who reported sexual assault indicated they experienced some form of retaliation.
This is why, according to Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin., more than 85 percent of all military sexual assaults go unreported. In fact, Sen. Baldwin says, “overall rates of reporting dropped from 13.5 percent in 2011 to 9.8 percent in 2012.”
In view of the staggering numbers, and to help end the cover-up and suppression of sexual assault reporting, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, has proposed removing investigation and disposal of such allegations from the military chain of command and place these cases with military prosecutors.
Currently, commanders — superior to victims and perpetrators — decide whether or not to prosecute an accused G.I. Commanders even have the power to reduce or overturn a judge or jury’s conviction.
Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013, S. 967, would give military prosecutors, instead of commanders, the independent authority to decide whether or not felony cases go to trial. The proposal has earned broad bipartisan support. It would reform the Code of Military Justice to make the system independent at the felony level.
A related bill, the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Act — S. 548 — sponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, would prevent those convicted of sexual crimes from serving in the military, improve tracking and review of sexual assault claims in the military, and help ensure victims have access to criminal  justice.
Presidential speeches can’t permanently obscure our record of military outrages. Some congressional reform could at least confront the ones committed against women in uniform.
John LaForge is a Co-director of Nukewatch, a nuclear watchdog and environmental justice group in Wisconsin, edits its quarterly newsletter, and writes for PeaceVoice.

Niederlande: Wilders ist Rutte auf den Fersen | DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN

Niederlande: Wilders ist Rutte auf den Fersen | DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN
Der amtierende Ministerpräsident Mark Rutte liegt nur noch knapp vor seinem Rivalen Geert Wilders. Bei der letzten Parlamentswahl im September 2012 war Wilders noch der große Verlierer. Jetzt liegen in Umfragen nur noch sechs Sitze im Parlament zwischen den beiden Parteien.
Hierbei handelt es um keine politische Auseinandersetzung zwischen Geert Wilders (li.) und Mark Rutte. Die beiden waren zu Gast bei einem niederländischen Kinderfernseh-Kanal. (Foto: dpa)
Hierbei handelt es um keine politische Auseinandersetzung zwischen Geert Wilders (li.) und Mark Rutte. Die beiden waren zu Gast bei einem niederländischen Kinderfernseh-Kanal. (Foto: dpa)
In niederländischen Umfragen gewinnt die Partei des Ministerpräsidenten Mark Rutte, VVD, diese Woche zwei Sitze im Parlament. Die VVD steht momentan bei 30 Sitzen, was einen Verlust von 11 Sitzen im Vergleich zum derzeitigen Parlament bedeuten würde, berichtet der Telegraaf.
Die Partei von Geert Wilders, PVV, verliert hingegen zwei und würde momentan auf 24 Sitze kommen. Im Vergleich zu den vergangenen Parlamentswahlen wäre das ein Gewinn von neun Sitzen. Bei der vergangenen Wahl im September 2012 war Wilders noch der große Verlierer und wurde nur drittstärkste Kraft (mehr hier).
Die US-Ratingagentur Standard & Poor’s entzog den Niederlanden gleichzeitig die Spitzen-Bonitätsnote „AAA“. Nun gibt es nur noch drei Staaten im Währungsraum, die von allen großen Agenturen mit Triple A bewertet werden: Deutschland, Luxemburg und Finnland.
Bereits zum Jahresbeginn hatte die US-Agentur Fitch den Niederlanden mit einer Herabstufung gedroht und den Ausblick auf „negativ“ gesenkt. S&P ist nun vorgeprescht und bewertet die langfristige Kreditwürdigkeit des Landes eine Stufe tiefer mit „AA+“. Grund für die Verschlechterung ist die schwache Aussicht für das Wirtschaftswachstum des Landes, so die italienische Zeitung Il Sole.
Moody’s und Fitch bleiben hingegen bei ihrer Bewertung von Triple A für die Niederlande. Angemerkt wird allerdings, dass die politische Instabilität in den Niederlanden stark an Italien erinnert. In den vergangenen zehn Jahren gab es fünf niederländische Parlamentswahlen.

EU-Staatsanwalt soll Zugriff auf Bank-Konten der Bürger erhalten | DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN

EU-Staatsanwalt soll Zugriff auf Bank-Konten der Bürger erhalten | DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN
Die neue EU-Staatsanwaltschaft soll weitreichende Kompetenzen bei der Verfolgung von EU-Bürgern erhalten. Ursprünglich war die Behörde für den Kampf gegen grenzübergreifende Straftaten geplant: Nun sollen die Beamten auch die Bank-Konten der Bürger sperren dürfen, Telefone überwachen und Computer beschlagnahmen. Aus den Mitgliedsstaaten kommen erste Proteste.
Die EU nimmt die Bürger Europas ins Visier. Die neue Staatsanwaltschaft soll weitreichende Kompetenzen erhalten. (Foto: dpa)
Die EU nimmt die Bürger Europas ins Visier. Die neue Staatsanwaltschaft soll weitreichende Kompetenzen erhalten. (Foto: dpa)
Im Juli kündigte die Europäische Kommission die Gründung einer EU-Staatsanwaltschaft (EPPO – European Public Prosecutor Office) an. Die Behörde soll ab 2015 grenzüberschreitende Betrugsfälle verfolgen können.
Jetzt erfolgt plötzlich die Ansage, dass die Befugnisse auch für weitere transnationale Straftaten ausgeweitet werden soll. Das kündigte Giovanni Kessler, Chef der EU-Betrugsbehörde OLAF, in Brüssel an. Genannt wurden Vergehen, die „von Natur aus grenzübergreifend sind“, wie Terrorismus, Menschenhandel und Organisiertes Verbrechen, zitiert ihn EUObserver.
Dafür soll der Behörde jedes Mittel erlaubt werden, wie das Abhören des Telefons, Hausdurchsuchungen, Beschlagnahmen von Computern und das Einfrieren von Bank-Konten.
Die Behörde darf in jedem Land Ermittlungen aufnehmen, welches das Abkommen unterzeichnen wird. Um überhaupt die Behörde gründen zu können, müssen neun Mitgliedsländer zustimmen. Davon ist nach jetzigem Stand auszugehen (mehr hier).
Einige EU-Länder haben sich bereits gegen die EU-Staatsanwaltschaft ausgesprochen. Großbritannien und Irland waren von Beginn an gegen die Behörde. Dänemark ist aufgrund einer Ausnahme aus der Vertrag von Lissabon ebenfalls nicht dabei. Und in einigen Mitgliedsstaaten streiten die Abgeordneten in den nationalen Parlamenten heftig über die EU-Staatsanwaltschaft, wie etwa in den Niederlanden oder Schweden.
Momentan diskutieren 75 Staatsanwälte aus 28 EU-Mitgliedsländern auf einer zweitägigen Konferenz in Brüssel über die möglichen Zuständigkeiten. Einige grundsätzlichen Details sind schon bekannt: Es wird einen Chef-Staatsanwalt und mehrere Stellvertreter in einer zentralen Behörde geben. In den teilnehmenden Ländern soll jeweils ein delegierter Staatsanwalt vor Ort sein und von dort die Order der EU-Staatsanwaltschaft ausführen.
Vieles ist aber noch unklar. Etwa, ob die EU-Staatsanwaltschaft alleine ermittelt oder mit den bereits existierenden Behörden in den Nationalstaaten zusammenarbeiten wird.
Befürworter sagen, das Amt sei unabhängig und die nationalen Gerichte in der Lage, dies zu überprüfen. Die nationalen Staatsanwälte seien auch nicht in der Lage, grenzübergreifende Finanz-Ermittlungen zu starten, sie seien zu komplex und das Verfahren zu langwierig.
Kritiker meinen, die Behörde sei ein Versuch, den Kern nationaler Souveränität aufzulösen. Die bereits existierende EU-Behörde Eurojust sei ausreichend in der Bekämpfung transnationaler Vergehen.
Die geplante EU-Staatsanwaltschaft soll massiv gegen EU-Bürger vorgehen dürfen. Dazu gehört auch das Beschlagnahmen von Computern. (Foto: dpa)
Die geplante EU-Staatsanwaltschaft soll massiv gegen EU-Bürger vorgehen dürfen. Dazu gehört auch das Beschlagnahmen von Computern. (Foto: dpa)

Jordanian Jihadist Surprised as he Finds out he was Treated for 6 Months at Syrian Govt Hospital


A Jordanian Jihadist called Muhammad Ismail Saleh Jadallah is interviewed after spending 6 months in a Syrian government hospital, while thinking he was being treated by the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA). During the interview, he gets surprised as he finds out that he's actually in a Syrian government hospital. After much thinking, he realizes the brainwashing that he had undergone and later sends a warning message to all youth in the Muslim world from his prison cell.

Source: Syrian State TV

Marc Faber: ‘We Are In A Massive Speculative Bubble’

E-Gold Founder Launches New Gold Backed Currency | Zero Hedge

E-Gold Founder Launches New Gold Backed Currency | Zero Hedge

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
It was only a matter of time before the success of Bitcoin led to a new attempt to create a digital currency backed by gold. It seems as if that day has now arrived.
Douglas Jackson is the founder of e-gold, which was shut down by U.S. authorities a little over five years ago under accusations of money laundering. While I fully think the ultimate monetary solution will be a decentralized payment protocol that merges Bitcoin-like technology with the ability to back it with gold, silver or whatever people want, I am of the view that it cannot be done from an overly centralized authority or protocol. There are several reasons for this.
First, when you have a centralized single issuer of a currency who also is responsible for vaulting the gold within the payment system you have an enormous degree of counter-party risk. The vault itself could be seized by “authorities” in whatever jurisdiction it is located in.

Second, the human beings or company behind any currency system can themselves be pressured or threatened in order to comply with more powerful interests. The beauty of Bitcoin is that there is no “Bitcoin corporation.” It truly is decentralized and anarchic in nature. It basically puts “the powers that be” in a position that if they want to completey destroy it, they’d have to destroy the internet itself.
That said, I do believe the evolution of money is headed to a Bitcoin type system with the ability to have whatever backing is desired by the market. So at this point my questions to Mr. Jackson would be:
1) How decentralized is this currency system intended to be if at all?
2) Will there be an open source protocol available to all?
3) Are the units of currency distributed to those that own gold in a particular vault or vaults under a the custodianship of a particular company?
4) Is the currency limited to those who own gold in the currency issuer vaults, or will they be linking vaults all over the world if such vaults care to be linked.
While I love the idea, it would have to be done right or it will be doomed to fail. I’m very curious to learn more about this and I’d also love to hear reader feedback on this.
From the Financial Times:
The founder of one of the earliest virtual currencies has re-emerged with a rival to Bitcoin, more than five years after his first venture, e-gold, was shut down by the US Department of Justice

Douglas Jackson is consulting for a membership organisation called Coeptis that hopes to launch a new version of his gold-backed currency, which attracted millions of users at its height.

Coeptis’s “global standard currency” would be fully backed by reserves of gold, held in a trust, in effect turning the precious metal into a medium of exchange.
Full article here.

FDA Approved Epidemic?

Anatomy Expert Believes Enigmatic Skeleton Of Peru Is Not Human

Chris Walling is one of many medical experts, including doctors nurses and dentists form the US and other countries that I have shown the mysterious Huayqui skeleton of Peru to. None have been able to explain any disease which could have caused the strange appearance of this being. DNA testing is presently underway in the US. Visit Huayqui, and her caretaker Sr. Renato, in the village of Andahuaylillas, an hour's dirve south of Cusco Peru.
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Secret Structures on the Moon


Sergeant Karl Wolfe, US Air Force.

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Karl Wolfe was in the Air Force for 4 and a half years beginning in January 1964. He had a top secret crypto clearance and worked with the tactical air command at Langley AFB in Virginia. While working at a NSA facility he was shown photographs taken by the Lunar Orbiter of the moon that showed detailed artificial structures. These photos were taken prior to the Apollo landing in 1969.

China To Engage In 'Six Inevitable Wars' Involving U.S., Japan, India And More, According To Pro-Government Chinese Newspaper

China To Engage In 'Six Inevitable Wars' Involving U.S., Japan, India And More, According To Pro-Government Chinese Newspaper
China's announcement last weekend of an Air Defense Identification Zone, which includes disputed areas of the East China Sea, has ratcheted up tensions between China and her neighbors, leading some to believe war is imminent.
The new air defense area includes the airspace above the hotly disputed cluster of tiny islands known as the Diaoyu to China and the Senkaku to the Japanese. International reaction to the ADIZ, particularly from Japan and its ally the U.S., has been uniformly defiant. In addition to official statements from Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Reuters reported Tuesday that two U.S. military aircraft have flown around the disputed islands in direct defiance of China’s ADIZ.
“We have conducted operations in the area of the Senkakus,” spokesman Col. Steve Warren said, using the Japanese name for the islands. In addition to declaring the zone’s wide boundaries, Chinese military forces announced that all air travel in the designated ADIZ must be reported to avoid “emergency defensive measures in response.” The U.S. did the flyover without addressing the demands made by China. “We have continued to follow our normal procedures, which include not filing flight plans, not radioing ahead and not registering our frequencies,” Warren continued.
The new ADIZ has brought added tension to one of China’s several current territorial disputes. As pointed out in Shanghai-based news-blog, The, earlier this summer, a particularly strident pro-government local newspaper, Weweipo, published a war-mongering article describing the “Six Wars China Is Sure to Fight In the Next 50 Years.” The article essentially predicts that most of China’s current border disputes will eventually lead to war.

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India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously | VICE United States

India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously | VICE United States
Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country—diluting public interest and leaving the cases quickly cast off by police.
Last month, two high-ranking engineers—KK Josh and Abhish Shivam—on India's first nuclear-powered submarine were found on railway tracks by workers. They were pulled from the line before a train could crush them, but were already dead. No marks were found on the bodies, so it was clear they hadn't been hit by a moving train, and reports allege they were poisoned elsewhere before being placed on the tracks to make the deaths look either accidental or like a suicide. The media and the Ministry of Defence, however, described the incident as a routine accident and didn't investigate any further.  
This is the latest in a long list of suspicious deaths. When nuclear scientist Lokanathan Mahalingam's body turned up in June of 2009, it was palmed off as a suicide and largely ignored by the Indian media. However, Pakistani outlets, perhaps unsurprisingly, given relations between the two countries, kept the story going, noting how quick authorities were to label the death a suicide considering no note was left.
Five years earlier, in the same forest where Mahalingham's body was eventually discovered, an armed group with sophisticated weaponry allegedly tried to abduct an official from India's Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC). He, however, managed to escape. Another NPC employee, Ravi Mule, had been murdered weeks before, with police failing to "make any headway" into his case and effectively leaving his family to investigate the crime. A couple of years later, in April of 2011, when the body of former scientist Uma Rao was found, investigators ruled the death as suicide, but family members contested the verdict, saying there had been no signs that Rao was suicidal. 

Trombay, the site of India's first atomic reactor. (Photo via
This seems to be a recurring theme with deaths in the community. Madhav Nalapat, one of the few journalists in India giving the cases any real attention, has been in close contact with the families of the recently deceased scientists left on the train tracks. "There was absolutely no kind of depression or any family problems that would lead to suicide," he told me over the phone.
If the deaths of those in the community aren't classed as suicide, they're generally labeled as "unexplained." A good example is the case of M Iyer, who was found with internal haemorrhaging to his skull—possibly the result of a "kinky experiment," according to a police officer. After a preliminary look-in, the police couldn't work out how Iyer had suffered internal injuries while not displaying any cuts or bruises, and investigations fizzled out.
This label is essentially admission of defeat on the police force's part. Once the "unexplained" rubber stamp has been approved, government bodies don't tend to task the authorities with investigating further. This may be a necessity due to the stark lack of evidence available at the scene of the deaths—a feature that some suggest could indicate the work of professional killers—but if this is the case, why not bring in better trained detectives to investigate the cases? A spate of deaths in the nuclear scientific community would create a media storm and highly publicised police investigation in other countries, so why not India?
This inertia has led to great public dissatisfaction with the Indian police. "[The police] say it's an unsolved murder, that's all. Why doesn't it go higher? Perhaps to a specialist investigations unit?" Madhav asked. "These people were working on the submarine program, creating a reactor, and have either 'committed suicide' or been murdered. It's astonishing that this hasn't been seen as suspicious."
Perhaps, I suggested, this series of deaths is just the latest chapter in a long campaign aiming to derail India's nuclear and technological capabilities. Madhav agreed, "There is a clear pattern of this type of activity going on," he said.

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China Gives Thanks For Cheap Gold

China Gives Thanks For Cheap Gold

Just a quick Thanksgiving morning update on China’s gold imports, which continued at extraordinary levels in October. To put the 131 tonnes in perspective:
  • Until recently there was an agreement in place that limited European central bank gold sales to 400 tonnes per year, because any more than that was seen as disruptive. Now China buys that much in a single quarter.
  • The world’s gold mines outside of China produced about 200 tonnes in October, which means China alone bought 65% of global gold production.
  • Since the beginning of 2012, China has imported over 2,000 tonnes of gold, an amount equal to about 2/3 of the official reserves of Germany.
  • China’s domestic gold mines produce around 300 tonnes a year, all of which stays in-country. So China’s total reported gold accumulation is 2,500 tonnes in just the past 22 months. And that does not include gold entering the country from other ports, which could be considerable.
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LA MATRIX - Ir más allá de la matriz , PROJECT CAMELOT , Kerry Cassidy ...


Kerry nos habla de la historia detrás de la ingeniería genética de la raza humana y las numerosas razas ET que han estado interactuando con y que dan forma a nuestro destino aquí en la Tierra , así como a través de los numerosos multi- versos. //

KERRY CASSIDY ( Project Camelot )

Kerry Lynn Cassidy es el CEO y co-fundador del Proyecto Camelot. Kerry tiene una Licenciatura en Inglés con estudios de postgrado en Sociología, un certificado de MBA de la Anderson Graduate School of Management de UCLA, y fue seleccionado competitivamente a asistir a un año de la escuela de cine en el Programa de Extensión de cortometraje de ficción UCLA como uno de sus primeros guiones, dividiendo " ": un escritor-director-productor.

WaPo's Modest Proposal: Dictator Obama | Zero Hedge

WaPo's Modest Proposal: Dictator Obama | Zero Hedge
"It’s time to put that power back where it belongs," explains Jonathan Zimmerman in today's Washington Post, "Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves." The 22nd Amendment, limiting the Presidential term, according to Zimmerman, reflected "a shocking lack of faith in the common sense and good judgment of the people." Of course, in the increasingly 'entitled' America, it would only cost a few hundred million to bribe all the newly downgraded Middle-to-Lower class Americans with Obamaphones in order to finally get a "dictatorial democracy" by indirectly funding the lower common denominator with $400 in free money every election cycle.

End Presidential Term Limits (Jonathan Zimmerman),
Via WaPo,
I’ve been thinking about Kilgore’s comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37 percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton has said that Americans should be allowed to keep the health insurance they have.


Or consider the reaction to the Iran nuclear deal. Regardless of his political approval ratings, Obama could expect Republican senators such as Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and John McCain (Ariz.) to attack the agreement. But if Obama could run again, would he be facing such fervent objections from Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)?

Probably not. Democratic lawmakers would worry about provoking the wrath of a president who could be reelected. Thanks to term limits, though, they’ve got little to fear.

Nor does Obama have to fear the voters, which might be the scariest problem of all. If he chooses, he could simply ignore their will. And if the people wanted him to serve another term, why shouldn’t they be allowed to award him one?


the GOP moved to codify it in the Constitution in 1947, when a large Republican majority took over Congress. Ratified by the states in 1951, the 22nd Amendment was an “undisguised slap at the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt,” wrote Clinton Rossiter, one of the era’s leading political scientists. It also reflected “a shocking lack of faith in the common sense and good judgment of the people,” Rossiter said.


“I think our people are to be safely trusted with their own destiny,” Sen. Claude Pepper (D-Fla.) argued in 1947. “We do not need to protect the American people with a prohibition against a president whom they do not wish to elect; and if they wanted to elect him, have we the right to deny them the power?

It’s time to put that power back where it belongs. When Ronald Reagan was serving his second term, some Republicans briefly floated the idea of removing term limits so he could run again. The effort went nowhere, but it was right on principle. Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves.
It was only yesterday that we highlighted what happens when the entitled elect themselves... a brutal hangover," and the dismal waste of the Obamaphone program (among many others) suggests we are well down that route:
As Heritage reports, free cell phones for low-income Americans, one of the fastest growing welfare programs in the United States, is—by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) own admission—rife with “waste, fraud and abuse.” And who is paying for these free Obamaphones? If you have a phone subscription, you are.


According to figures supplied by the FCC to The Wall Street Journal, 41 percent of subscribers were unable to prove their eligibility for the program.

Indifference to abuse of the program is appalling.


Lifeline has mutated from a program designed to help the needy into a glorified corporate subsidy. Abuse of the program will continue while the FCC scrambles to fix it.

An all-expense-paid cell phone, courtesy of those who actually pay for their own service, is not a human right; it’s an insult to struggling families who are reminded every month that their money is lost in yet another sloppy government slush fund.

Bond-Buying Spree: Wall Street 'feasts' while Americans lose


The holiday shopping season has kicked off in the U.S. and many retailers have even broken tradition by pushing their opening hours into Thanksgiving night, instead of waiting for the official start of Black Friday. Exactly five years ago the Federal reserve announced its own unprecedented shopping spree, but it's hardly been helping America's economy. RT's Marina Portnaya met one of those behind the experiment, who thinks it was a big mistake. READ MORE

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Hunger in America | Global Research

Hunger in America | Global Research
It’s hard giving thanks when you’re hungry. It’s harder living in the world’s richest country. It’s harder still knowing government officials don’t care. It’s hardest of all wondering how you’ll get by.
More below on growing hunger and deprivation. It’s increasing in America at a time trillions of dollars go for warmaking, corporate handouts, and other benefits for rich elites.
Giving thanks predated the republic. In 1621, Plymouth Pilgrims did so. They had nothing to do with originating the idea.
Native Americans did. They gave thanks for annual fall harvests. They did it centuries before settlers arrived.
On November 26, 1789, George Washington proclaimed the first national thanksgiving day.
He called it “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”
In 1863, Lincoln used the occasion to boost Union Army morale and patriotic fervor.
He “invite(d) (his) fellow citizens to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”
He “fervently implore(d) the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of he nation and to restore it to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.”
He didn’t live long enough to see it. Government officials today exploit Thanksgiving. They promote the illusion of US exceptionalism, moral and cultural superiority.
Social inequality, moral degeneration, and police state lawlessness reflect today’s reality. Constitutional rights don’t matter.
War on humanity persists. Corporate crooks go unpunished. Democracy is a convenient illusion. Powerful monied interests run things.
Ordinary people are hugely deprived. Growing needs go unaddressed. Government officials able to make a difference don’t care.
Thanksgiving has many disturbing ironies. Presidents annually issue a “pardon.” It spares a preselected turkey’s life. It does so by proclamation. This year two were spared.
It’s unclear precisely when the tradition began. Lincoln did so. Thanksgiving day 1963 was November 28. Kennedy was assassinated six days earlier. Before his death, he let one turkey live. “We’ll just let this one grow,” he said.
Nixon began sending turkeys to a petting farm near Washington. He did so after a White House photo-op ceremony. No formal pardon was given.
GHW Bush was the first president to do it. On November 14, 1989, he said a preselected turkey was “granted a presidential pardon as of right now.”
Obama issued annual presidential pardons. On Wednesday, he spared two turkeys.
“The office of the presidency, the most powerful position in the world, brings with it many awesome and solemn responsibilities,” he said. “This is not one of them.”
“Tomorrow, as we gather with our own friends and family, we’ll count ourselves lucky that there’s more to be thankful for than we can ever say and more to be hopeful for than we can ever imagine.”
A November 27 White House press release said in part:
“On Wednesday, November 27, 2013, President Obama will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony on the North Portico.”
“The President will celebrate the 66th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving, and wish American families a warm, safe, and healthy holiday.”
“After the pardoning, the turkeys will be driven to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.”
“The National Thanksgiving Turkey will be on display for visitors during ‘Christmas at Mount Vernon,’ a traditional program through January 6.”
“The turkeys will then travel to their permanent home at Morven Park’s Turkey Hill, the historic turkey farm located at the home of former Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis (1918-1922) in Leesburg, Virginia.”
Jaindl’s Turkey Farm in Orefield, Pennsylvania, gave President Obama’s family two dressed turkeys that will be donated to a local area food bank.”
They need much more than that nationwide. Hunger in America is real. Millions are affected.
Official numbers understate a growing crisis. Congress ignores it. Food stamps were cut when they’re most needed. Further cuts are planned.
On December 31, millions will lose extended unemployment benefits unless Congress renews them. Both parties show little inclination to do so. Bipartisan complicity reflects indifference.
On July 28, AP headlined ”Exclusive: Signs of Declining Economic Security,” saying:
“Four out of 5 US adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives.”
It’s a disturbing “sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.”
“Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized US economy, the widening gap between rich and poor, and loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.”
Government data fall short of explaining things. Conditions are much worse than official reports.
Most Americans struggle to get by. Impoverishment or close to it affect them. So do millions experiencing hunger.
Franklin Roosevelt instituted the first Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It began in May 1939. In 1941, he pledged freedom from want.
On January 11, 1944, he delivered his last State of the Union address. He proposed a second bill of rights.
“This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights,” he said.
“They were our rights to life and liberty.”
“As our nation has grown in size and stature, however – as our industrial economy expanded – these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.”
His solution was “economic bill of rights.” He wanted one guaranteeing:
  • employment with a living wage;
  • freedom from unfair competition and monopolies;
  • housing;
  • medical care;
  • education; and
  • social security.
Imagine if he’d lived long enough to implement it. Imagine this type America today. Hunger, homelessness, unemployment and poverty wouldn’t be major problems.

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US Flyover in China-Japan Island Row – Will the Real Provocateur Please Stand Up? | Global Research

US Flyover in China-Japan Island Row – Will the Real Provocateur Please Stand Up? | Global Research
Washington’s move to fly nuclear-capable bombers over China’s eastern air defense zone as a forceful endorsement of Japan’s claims over disputed islands is both needlessly confrontational and totally counterproductive.
The territorial dispute over an uninhabited chain of islands in the East China Sea – referred to as the Senkaku Islands by Japan and the Diaoyu Islands by China – has been a highly contentious issue in Sino-Japanese relations for decades, and the issue has resurfaced in recent times as both sides assert their sovereignty over the area.
Mass protests were seen in China targeting Japan’s embassy and Japanese products, shops and restaurants when Tokyo’s far-right former Governor Shintaro Ishihara called on Japan to use public money to buy the islands from private Japanese owners in 2012.
The issue stirs passions in Chinese society because Tokyo’s claims are seen as an extension of the brutal legacy of the Japanese occupation and a direct challenge to strong historical evidence that has legitimized Chinese sovereignty over the area since ancient times.
Moreover, the official stance of the government in Beijing is that Japan’s invalid claims over the islands were facilitated and legitimized by a backdoor-deal between Tokyo and Washington that directly challenges international law and post-World War II international treaties.
The right-wing government of Shinzo Abe in Japan has abandoned the passive approach to the issue taken by previous governments and has played on nationalist sentiments by asserting Tokyo’s firm position over the islands, which are internationally administered by Japan.
Chinese and Korean societies see Abe’s administration as whitewashing Japan’s history as a ruthless occupier and imperial power, and have lodged angry protests over his calls to revise Japan’s 1995 war apology and amend Article 9 of its pacifist constitution, which forbids Japan from having a standing army. China’s recent moves to introduce an air defense zone over the disputed islands have come as a response to months of aggressive Japanese military exercises in the area.
Beijing has denounced the presence of the Japanese navy in the region and Japan’s numerous threats to fire warning shots against Chinese planes that violate Japan’s air defense zone, which defiantly stretches only 130km from China’s mainland and includes the disputed islands. In addition to claims by Taiwan, both China and Japan have strengthened their rights over the islands due to significant oil and mineral resources that have yet to be exploited there.
Let history be the judge
Given legacies of both China and Japan as neighboring civilizations that morphed in modern nation-states, ancient history is sewn into conflicts like the Senkaku-Diaoyu dispute. The earliest historical records of the island being under China’s maritime jurisdiction date back to 1403 in texts prepared by imperial envoys of the Ming Dynasty; during the Qing Dynasty, the islands were placed under the jurisdiction of the local government of Taiwan province. Maps published throughout the 1800s in France, Britain, and the United States all recognize the Diaoyu Islands as a territory of China.
Japan eventually defeated the Qing Dynasty in the late 1800s during its expansionary campaigns in the region and strong-armed China into signing the humiliating Treaty of Shimonoseki that officially ceded Taiwan and surrounding islands, including the Diaoyu, which the Japanese renamed to ‘Senkaku Islands’in 1900. Following the defeat and surrender of Japan in World War II, international treaties such as the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation legally returned all territories stolen by Japan to pre-revolutionary China.
Beijing accuses US forces in post-war Japan of unilaterally and arbitrarily expanding its jurisdiction to include the Diaoyu Islands shortly after the Chinese revolution in the early 1950s, which were ‘returned’to Japan in the 1970s in the Okinawa Reversion Agreement, a move condemned by China and the US-allied Taiwan authorities.
Japan has argued since the 1970s that the Diaoyu was not part of the affiliated islands that were ceded to Japan by the Qing Dynasty (despite strong evidence to the contrary), and that the islands were placed under the administration of the United States following World War II and ‘returned’ to Japan. The view from Beijing, and especially from within the Xi Jinping administration, is that this case constitutes an illegal occupation of Chinese territory that seriously violates the obligations Japan should undertake according to international law.
Tokyo’s position on the issue really doesn’t hold water considering that 19th-century Japanese government documents available for viewing in Japan’s National Archives suggest that Japan clearly knew and recognized the Diaoyu Islands as Chinese territory.
Washington’s B-52 diplomacy
Beijing’s announcement of an air defense zone over the Diaoyu Islands would naturally be seen as controversial due to the dispute with Japan, and because Washington implicitly backs Tokyo’s claims, the US administration has taken to framing the issue so as to portray China as the hostile actor and principal belligerent.
China has defended its air defense declaration as an extension of its entitlement to uphold its national sovereignty and territorial integrity; Beijing has also pointed out how the US and Japan have established their own zones decades ago, which extend to the frontline borders of other countries in some cases. Beijing’s air defense declaration essentially asserts the right to identify, monitor and possibly take military action against any aircraft that enters the area, and despite the US backing Japan’s right to uphold a similar zone, the White House declared China’s moves “unnecessarily inflammatory.”
Just days after the Chinese government issued its defense declaration, the US military deployed two unarmed (nuclear-capable) B-52 bombers from its airbase in Guam that embarked on a 1500-mile flight into the Chinese air defense umbrella before turning back. The symbolic but forceful display by Washington is essentially the equivalent of the Pentagon giving the middle finger to the Chinese government.
The maneuver was apparently part of a ‘long-planned’ exercise, but the timing and the message sent a clearly hostile and deeply arrogant message to Beijing. China claims that it monitored the US bombers in the zone and took no action, and as Beijing exercises restraint, Tokyo and Washington openly stoke tensions and practice hypocritical double standards.
The United States and Japan both operate vast unilateral air defense zones, and yet Washington has the cheek to childishly reject the legitimate defensive claims of others.
To quote Xinhua columnist Wu Liming’s characterization of US-Japan policy, “Their logic is simple: they can do it while China cannot, which could be described with a Chinese saying, ‘the magistrates are free to burn down houses while the common people are forbidden even to light lamps.’”
The message derived from Washington’s actions perfectly illustrates the nature of the so-called ‘Pivot to Asia’, that even though America’s political representatives cannot be relied on to fulfill their long-planned appointments to visit the region, the Pentagon can always be relied on to deliver reminders that the US seeks hegemony in Asia.
The truth is that China and Japan have too much to lose as the second- and third-largest economies in the world to allow this issue to slide into a military confrontation, and cooler heads will likely prevent the latter scenario.
Given the contention around this dispute and the destabilizing effects it could have on the global economy if the situation were to deteriorate into a military conflict, it would be fundamental for the US to instead remain neutral and promote a peaceful compromise and settlement to this issue.
Beijing and Tokyo should both take their claims to the UN to settle this issue indefinitely if a mutual compromise to jointly develop the disputed region cannot be agreed upon.
Nile Bowie is a political analyst and photographer currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He can be reached on Twitter or at 

Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants | World news |

Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants | World news |

Foreign workers in Riyadh
Foreign workers waiting to be deported in Riyadh. Photograph: EPA
Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen slouched in their squad cars along a rundown street, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting on doorsteps and sprawl on threadbare grass at one of Riyadh's busiest junctions. These are tense, wary times in Manfouha, a few minutes' drive from the capital's glittering towers and swanky shopping malls.
Manfouha is the bleak frontline in Saudi Arabia's campaign to get rid of its illegal foreign workers, control the legal ones and help get more of its own citizens into work. This month two or three Ethiopians were killed here after a raid erupted into full-scale rioting.
Keeping their distance from the officers parked every few hundred metres, the Ethiopians look shifty and sound nervous. "Of course I have an iqama [residence permit]," insisted Ali, a gaunt twentysomething man in cheap leather jacket and jeans. "I wouldn't be standing here if I hadn't."
But he didn't have the document on him. And his story, in broken Arabic, kept changing: he was in the process of applying for one; actually, no, his kafeel (sponsor) had it. It didn't sound as if it would convince the police or passport inspection teams prowling the neighbourhood.
Until recently, of the kingdom's 30 million residents, more than nine million were non-Saudis. Since the labour crackdown started in March, one million Bangladeshis, Indians, Filipinos, Nepalis, Pakistanis and Yemenis have left. And the campaign has moved into higher gear after the final deadline expired on 4 November, with dozens of repatriation flights now taking place every day. By next year, two million migrants will have gone.
No one is being singled out, the authorities say. Illegal workers of 14 nationalities have been detained and are awaiting deportation. But the Ethiopians, many of whom originally crossed into Saudi Arabia from Yemen, are widely portrayed as criminals who are said to be mixed up with alcohol and prostitution. "They'd rather sit here and do nothing than go home because maybe they will get some kind of work," sneered Adel, one of the few Saudis to brave Manfouha's mean streets. "In Ethiopia there is nothing for them."
Manfouha Ethiopian men in Manfouha, southern Riyadh. Photograph: AP The Ethiopian government said this week that 50,000 of its nationals had already been sent home, with the total expected to rise to 80,000. Every day hundreds more trudge through the gates of the heavily guarded campus of Riyadh's Princess Noora University, awaiting a coach ride to the airport, fingerprinting, a final exit visa and their one-way flight to Addis Ababa.
Incidents involving Ethiopians are reported almost obsessively on Twitter and YouTube and across mainstream media outlets. Ethiopians complain in turn of being robbed and beaten, and of routine abuse and mistreatment by their Saudi employers. Protests have been held outside Saudi embassies in several countries. Prejudice is so rife that the Ethiopian ambassador had to insist that the Muslim or Christian beliefs of his compatriots prevented them from practising sorcery.
Yet other foreign workers show little sympathy or solidarity. "These people believe this is their country," said Mohamed, a Bangladeshi who runs a petrol station in the centre of Manfouha. "They are big trouble, and dangerous. I've seen them carrying long knives."

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Nanodiamond sensors allow for complete surveillance at the cell level | ExtremeTech

Nanodiamond sensors allow for complete surveillance at the cell level | ExtremeTech
Impurities in diamonds can not only give them color, they can also turn diamonds into precise sensors of magnetic field and temperature. When the impurity happens to be a nitrogen atom, the crystal structure is deformed in such a way that a gap or defect, known as a nitrogen vacancy-center (NVC), is created. Electrons that are trapped in the centers show a remarkable coherence with spin states that can be precisely manipulated. If the electron coherence inside nanoscale diamond can be preserved for long enough, not only will we have the perfect qubit for a quantum computer, but the perfect device to reveal the secret lives of neurons.
In bulk diamond, NVCs can store photons, along with the quantum data they might carry, for many milliseconds. New techniques have recently enabled nano-sized diamond structures to be self-assembled by joining them to ring-shaped molecules known as SP1 proteins. The traditional problem with trying to scale down to nanodiamonds has been that they show poor spin coherence — typically in the microsecond range. Now researchers at the University of Cambridge have found a way to protect NVC spins in finely-milled synthetic diamonds, and perform coherence measurements at high resolutions.
There’s no two ways about it, making atomically precise diamond sensors just a few tens of nanometers across can be technically challenging. Perhaps even more so, is building the elaborate set-up needed to interrogate them. Once you have a bunch of these sensors where you want them, the key to extracting the personal vitals of a cell, or for that matter, the hundreds of subcellular organelles within it it, is light.
Nanothermy, or the measurement of minuscule (around 2 millikelvin) temperature changes across even more minuscule spatial (in the range of 200 nanometers) and temporal extents, is possible because the NVCs fluoresce in a temperature-dependent manner. The researchers were able to measure this emitted light using a custom-built scanning confocal microscope. This kind of microscope is able remove all of the light except that emanating from a single plane. Because NVCs are also sensitive to magnetic and electric fields, the researchers were able to operate them as a DC magnetometer. Essentially, they were able to demonstrate the optical detection of magnetic resonance.

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And So It Begins: New York Sending Out Gun Confiscation Notices | The Truth About Guns

And So It Begins: New York Sending Out Gun Confiscation Notices | The Truth About Guns
(courtesy Mrgunsngear's Facebook page)

New York’s SAFE Act is a bad, bad thing. It requires people to register, sell or transfer (out of state) “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines. Many Empire State gun and standard capacity ammunition magazine owners have complied. Many have not. So, at some point, the State’s gonna go get ‘em. People on both sides of the law enforcement divide will die and the s will hit the fan. Meanwhile, there it is: the reason why expanded background checks, indeed all background checks and any type of registration, set the stage for confiscation. And tyranny. [ED: This notice was sent for New York City residents, based on New York City laws, not necessarily SAFE Act provisions.] [h/t DrVino]

EZB warnt vor Krise: „Gipfel liegt im Nebel“ | DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN

EZB warnt vor Krise: „Gipfel liegt im Nebel“ | DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN

Die Krise in der Eurozone werde noch lange andauern, sagte EZB-Vorstandsmitglied Yves Mersch. Zwar verlasse man das Tal der Krise bereits, doch bis zum Gipfel sei es noch weit. Zeichen für eine Besserung seien noch lange nicht in Sicht.
Bei der Zentralbank wird darum gestritten, ob Staatsanleihen wie bisher üblich als risikolos betrachtet werden oder entsprechend des tatsächlichen Risikos. (Foto: dpa)
Bei der Zentralbank wird darum gestritten, ob Staatsanleihen wie bisher üblich als risikolos betrachtet werden oder entsprechend des tatsächlichen Risikos. (Foto: dpa)
Die Eurozone hat die schwerste Krise seit Jahrzehnten nach Ansicht der EZB trotz erster Zeichen für eine Besserung noch lange nicht hinter sich.
„Die Eurozone ist beim Verlassen des Tals der Krise noch in einem sehr frühen Stadium. Bis zum Gipfel ist es noch weit und er liegt im Nebel“, sagte EZB-Direktor Yves Mersch am Freitag auf einer Konferenz in Frankfurt. „Zwischen uns und der Spitze des Berges liegen noch augenscheinliche Fallstricke. Aber ich glaube, dass wir uns in die richtige Richtung bewegen.“
Der frühere Chef der Zentralbank seines Heimatlandes Luxemburg ist im sechsköpfigen Vorstand der EZB unter anderem für den Aufbau der Bankenaufsicht unter dem Dach der Zentralbank zuständig.
In dieser Funktion verantwortet er auch den angelaufenen Gesundheits-Check der größten Banken der Euro-Zone. Bei diesem Test sollen Staatsanleihen in den Bankbilanzen nicht wie bis dato üblich als risikolose Anlagen betrachtet werden.
Auf mittlere Sicht forderte Mersch allerdings dies zu ändern: „Vom Standpunkt der Vernunft aus betrachtet ergibt es Sinn, dass Aktiva (in den Bilanzen) entsprechend ihres Risikos bewertet werden und nicht nach Konventionen, die die Realität nicht widerspiegeln.“
Über die künftige Bewertung von Staatsanleihen in den Bilanzen der Banken solle möglichst auf internationaler Ebene, etwa im Baseler Ausschuss, entschieden werden, um gleiche Bedingungen für Banken in und außerhalb Europas sicherzustellen.

Rebel Rivalry: Radical Islamists execute moderate 'comrades' in Syria


A shocking video allegedly showing an execution carried out by radical Islamists in Syria has emerged online. The footage is said to show Al-Qaeda-linked militants publicly killing members of a rival rebel group. The amateur footage, posted by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, couldn't be independently verified. The seven kneeling men on this video are believed to be members of a moderate Islamist group. It's claimed they're being shot dead by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, a radical organisation, affiliated with Al Qaeda.

The terror cell's been pressing for more control in rebel-held areas, against the more moderate elements of the opposition. Clearly, those radical groups can't be involved in peace talks, with the official opposition not able to control them... And it's hard to imagine how peace can be achieved in this situation, as Hisham Jaber from the Centre for Middle East Studies explains.

Japan Dispatches F-15s, E-767s And P-3 Into China's Air Defense Zone, China Scrambles Su-30 In Response | Zero Hedge

Japan Dispatches F-15s, E-767s And P-3 Into China's Air Defense Zone, China Scrambles Su-30 In Response | Zero Hedge
China's escalation and re-escalation described in detail yesterday, has just been met with a corresponding re-re-escalation by Japan.
  • China's Ministry of Defense reports that the nation identified Japanese military planes that entered into Chinese air defense identification zone today.
  • 7 batches of 10 Japanese planes consisting of E-767, P-3 and F-15 entered into the zone
  • China has also identified 2 batches of 2 U.S. surveillance planes consisting of P-3 and EP-3, without specifying whether the planes entered into the zone
  • China scrambled Su-30, J-11 and other aircraft in response.
And now it's China's turn to, once again, respond. And then Japan and the US again, and so on, until someone gets hurt.

Mobs, Stampedes, Fights, Brawls, A Stabbing And Shooting: A Video Compilation Of Black Thursday 2013 | Zero Hedge

Mobs, Stampedes, Fights, Brawls, A Stabbing And Shooting: A Video Compilation Of Black Thursday 2013 | Zero Hedge

That greatest of all American traditions - the Black Friday Thursday stampede, this year accompanied with a stabbing and a shooting, is back. A quick review of all readers may have missed by not lining up in droves outside of stores that were selling products at just above cost instead of the usual massive pre-Thanksgiving markup, via the Mail:
  • The rush for Black Friday bargains has resulted in outbreaks of violence as shoppers clash over reduced price goods
  • Police in Virginia have reporting a stabbing incident after two men got into a fight in the car park over a space
  • Shoppers cutting in line sparked a Black Friday Brawl at another Walmart
  • Some retailers opened their doors as early as 6am on Thanksgiving Day
Some details before we get into the documentary evidence:
A man has been stabbed in Virginia, a shoplifter has been shot by cops in Chicago and brawls have broken out across the nation as shoppers clash in a scramble for the best Black Friday bargains.

Chaotic scenes at several Walmart stores have already been filmed and posted to YouTube, revealing the madness that has become a tradition the day after Thanksgiving.

In one of the most violent incidents, a police officer responded to the scene of a shoplifting at a Kohl's store in Romeoville, Illinois just after 10pm on Thursday to see the alleged thief dragging another officer along with his car. The responding officer shot the driver to stop him.

Police Chief Mark Turvey said at a news conference that the injured officer had headed into the store when a man ran out, and the officer chased him to his car. 'The officer was struggling with the subject as he got into the car and then the car started to move as the officer was partially inside the car. The officer was dragged quite some distance. He couldn’t get out,' Turvey said.

The driver and the officer were both taken for hospital treatment of non-life-threatening shoulder injuries, and three people were arrested, Turvey said.

Police in Virginia also reported a stabbing after two men got into a fight in the car park over a space around 6.30pm on Thursday at a Walmart store in Tazewell County. Sheriff Brian Hieatt told WVVA that the incident occurred in the parking lot. Two men, 61-year-old Ronnie Sharp of Russell County and 35-year-old Christopher Jackson of Jewell Ridge in Tazewell County, were arguing over a parking space.

This escalated into a threat with a firearm, and then Hieatt says Sharp used a knife to cut Jackson in the arm, slicing down to the bone. Sharp is charged with malicious wounding and brandishing a firearm. Police seized a rifle from him. He is Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell and is out on $5000 bond.
... at which point he proceeded to return to his favorite zoo store and buy "stuff" at 90% off.
So what did it all look like? The answer: like this...
Wal-Mart Fight, Brawl, Madness compilation
Wal-Mart Black Friday fight for TV 2013
Black Friday Walmart Stampede in Puerto Rico 2013
More people going crazy in Walmart
Walmart black Friday 2013 - Pushing, shoving Black Friday madness in Covington
People fighting at a Wal-mart in Fort Worth, Texas on Thanksgiving night.
Man attacks girl at Walmart
And the winner is... Video of women fighting for Rachael Ray cookware at Wal Mart Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN