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Monday, October 8, 2012

8 October - Reflections

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  People walk past an ...
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: People walk past an advertisement for the Nokia Lumia 900 phone, which runs on a Windows platform, in the window of an AT&T store on April 9, 2012 in New York City. The marketing of the new phone has been criticized as it officially went on sale on Easter day when stores of it's exclusive carrier AT&T were closed. The Lumia 900, which costs around $100 with a one year contract, includes an 8 megapixel camera, and optics from German lens specialist Carl Zeiss. The phone which is focused to rival the Apple iPhone and Google Android smartphones is powered by a 1.4-GHz Snapdragon processor and also has a front-facing camera for videoconferencing. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Google Campus 2
Google Campus 2 (Photo credit: TedsBlog)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 6:  Amazon CEO Je...
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrates the image quality of new Kindle reading devices during a press conference on September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Amazon unveiled the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Fire HD in 7 and 8.9-inch sizes. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Penan
Penan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
GARDNER, ND - APRIL 10:  A rural church is sur...
GARDNER, ND - APRIL 10: A rural church is surrounded by flood water April 10, 2011 near Gardner, North Dakota. The Red River crested yesterday about 25 miles south of Gardner in Fargo, North Dakota at 38.5 feet, well below the anticipated 41 feet and the record crest 40.84 feet experienced in 2009. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
English: Sunflowers in Traill County, North Da...
English: Sunflowers in Traill County, North Dakota Category:Images of North Dakota (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: An Oil Pump in western North Dakota
English: An Oil Pump in western North Dakota (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Farm road in Champaign County, Illinois Españo...
Farm road in Champaign County, Illinois Español: Camino de granjas en Champaign County, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Telegraph, Cucamonga and Ontario Peaks
Telegraph, Cucamonga and Ontario Peaks (Photo credit: rmceoin)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02:  President of En...
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: President of Energy and Oil Pipelines of TransCanada Corporation Alex Pourbaix (L) talks to Director of the Construction Department of Laborers' International Union of North America Brent Booker (2nd L) prior to a hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce December 2, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held the hearing on 'Expediting the Keystone XL Pipeline: Energy Security and Jobs.' (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
English: Zinglife 7" Android Tablet
English: Zinglife 7" Android Tablet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Expedition training day.

 

 

Russia snubs Google for Android-style tablet

  The Russian government has built a tablet computer using an Android-style operating system but deliberately avoids Google. Russia is wary of Google's operating system, reportedly believing that data collected and stored in Google databases could find its way into the hands of the US government.( With the F.B.I. entrenched in their offices, this is not merely a reasonable suspicion, but a virtual certainty ) The project has been run out of a military research facility but is privately funded.


glypo
1 month ago
"Android-style"
The Telegraph once against fails to understand the basics of technology. This is an Android tablet. Simple. It's not a Google device.
There is nothing "Android-style" about it. Android is an open-source project. Anybody can take the code and do what they like with it. As it's open-source anybody (including the Russians) can submit their code changes upstream.
Plenty, and I mean plenty, of existing phones and tablets on the market already don't use Google. The Amazon Kindle Fire, Archos tabs, and so on.

Here is something you can do wherever you are, if you have access to a telephone. Please share to help stop the torture.

If you think it is wrong to American law enforcement officials to torture Americans who are trying to protect their property and the land they love, let alone with TransCanada—and China behind them—encouraging these acts of extreme violence, make a few calls. This is violating people's constitutional right to not suffer cruel and unusual punishment, among many reasons it is unconscionable and despicable. Creating open wounds and then deliberately dousing them with pepper spray is definitely cruel and unusual, and if we show them that the eyes of the world are on them (wake up!), maybe it will not become usual. You never know, you or your community could be next.

Take a few minutes and call. You can start any time, no need to wait, FB just forces you to put in a date, but the project is ongoing and already begun. Click t
o see more on the event page to learn more and get the numbers. Knock some chinks in the wall of their greed with your phone calls and let the light in.

Texas, I am so sorry it is so tough, and so proud of you for the stand you are making. What they are doing to your land is wrong, what they are doing to you is unconscionable. An Idaho grandma holds you in her aching heart.



Great choreography, visuals and audio. Created by the music/dance group World Order which is led by former martial artist Genki Sudo
WORLD ORDER "MACHINE CIVILIZATION"
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「MACHINE CIVILIZATION」/WORLD ORDER ※WORLD ORDERの2ndアルバム「2012」 (2012年6月20日発売)に収録。  アルバム詳細 → 特設サイト http://worldorder2012.siteinfo.jp/ 作詞:須藤元

‎"I messed up bad." That's what Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusetts state chemist at the heart of a state drug lab scandal, told investigators when they discovered what she had done. It could be the understatement of the year.


Isn't it interesting how all news reporting on the Jill Meagher case has ceased, despite completely failing to provide:

1) evidence linking the suspect to the victim
2) a confession
3) explanation of how the police found the body
4) evidence of criminal past of the suspect

and despite:

1) widespread dissimenation of the name of the suspect
2) rumour and gossip leaked to social media about the suspect
3) photos of the suspect leaked to social media

Now the media is complaing that social media is the problem, when it was the media which led the charge in violating the rights of the accused.

Despite all of this noise, we actually know nothing substantive about the case. If the suspect (now on remand under maximum security) confesses between now and January we will never get any facts at all (as with the Martin Bryant conviction), other than journalistic spin and hyperbole, and appeals to emotion.

This is the way the CRIMINAL justice system works in Australia.

Perpetrators are guilty by decree, while the media spins the illusion of due process and the presumption of innocence.
 
Smirking Chimp added a new photo.
Tip taken as anon - FB
Tips for understanding and prospering during the crisis we are about to face. I like the name too, the founding fathers of the US understood all of this.

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ESTEE'S SKY WATCH IN VICTORIA B.C. shared Es-tee R. Miller's photo.
What I find strange is that some days I feel like I'm on another planet with sci fi skies and everyone around me thinks that what they are looking at is normal.. so am i from Mars? ... and everyone else is from.. ???
ESTEE'S SKY WATCH IN VICTORIA B.C. and Es-tee R. Miller shared a link.
Swedish official admits toxic 'chemtrails' are real, not a wild conspiracy theory
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Those long, white streams of persistent, cloudy haze commonly blasted into blue skies by unmarked airplanes are not your typical contrails, says Swedish Green Party leader

Forty-seven people in seven states are now confirmed to have fungal meningitis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, 12 more than the day before.

as anonymous.....i meditatate and transmit love. Not much else. These are hard words to say and contemplate. I can and do point out chemtrails. 0 polarity may still be along way off. To force or argue with a person may mean i am also wrong and even interfering with another journey. I adjust my reality to one of meditation and transmiting love. People can see it in my eyes, it improves my world and improves their world. Highlights today show a lot of graditude. Im grateful for my social circle. Tomorrow we truth today we are grateful to have so much. Happy thanksgiving.

For those who have wondered about the demographic details of drilling into a salt dome (or moreso, the mentality that would allow it) here's a diagram.
 ( The note doesn't say so - but this is the nature of the site of Deepwater Horizon - the unprecedented blowout that again pollutes the Gulf of Mexico )

‎"In 2.5 years, BP has paid out 68.7 million in total claims under settlement. BP's profit was about 5.6 Billion for 1st Q 2010 or a little over 62 Million per day. One DAY'S profit paid out in total for the DEVASTATING impact they have had on the entire Gulf Coast and they want to walk away. Justice?" - Real Coastal Warriors
Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate third re-election in tightest race yet outside the Miraflores Palace in Caracas - READ MORE http://on.rt.com/cg0jqg

Photo by Reuters / Jorge Silva
 
Unfortunately, despite making a ne w line of ketchup without HFCS, now it uses sugar from GMO sugar beets (a small step up, but still gmo and still doused with tons of pesticides). It keeps getting more and more difficult to buy foods without GMOs in them in some way, we now have only cane sugar, molasses, honey, maple and agave syrups, and of course stevia to choose from. Please stop by Heinz Ketchup's page to tell them how you feel about this or contact their customer service line to do so in person.

image via Food Babe
Whole Foods caught in blatant GMO marketing deception. False claims. Misleading advertising. Here's the PROOF, captured on video - is this the beginning of the end of Whole Foods? http://www.naturalnews.com/037467_Whole_Foods_marketing_fraud_GMO.html
 
Poor sleep habits are the root cause behind the development of many chronic diseases, in a similar fashion to smoking or eating a nutritionally depleted diet.

Huawei, Controversial Chinese Tech Firm That Once Partnered With Bain Capital, Slammed By GOP 

The House intelligence committee on Monday will release a damning investigation into the Chinese telecom firm Huawei Technologies, according to a "60 Minutes" investigation that aired Sunday night.

A principal aim of the two-track media and political onslaught is to warn U.S. companies not to do business with Huawei, arguing that its close relationship with the Chinese government creates unacceptable security risks.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the Republican chairman of the panel, delivered that warning bluntly. "If I were an American company today -- and I'll tell you this as the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence -- and you are looking at Huawei, I would find another vendor if you care about your intellectual property, if you care about your consumers' privacy, and you care about the national security of the United States of America,"
 
 
A unmanned rocket has blasted off from Florida to begin the first commercial resupply of the International Space Station (ISS). http://aje.me/QKskB8
 
The Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer is a broad underground belt that tracks the river and flows beneath dozens of Louisiana parishes, but is not a continuously linked formation of ground water. The aquifer under Assumption Parish is not used as its major water source — Bayou Lafourche is — but some parish officials say they are concerned the odorless, colorless gas underground could accumulate unseen to explosive concentrations if left unchecked. Read more here: http://theadvocate.com/home/4074852-125/gas-trapped-near-sinkhole

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Dioxins – Causing generations of damage

A new study out this week shows how exposure to environmental pollutants can cause genetic mutations. Now epigeneticists found that some exposures can change how genes are expressed and then are passed on for generations. “Not only does the individual exposed get the disease, but it’s transmitted to great-grandchildren with no exposure,” says Michael Skinner, Washington State University. Published Wednesday, September 26, in the journal PLoS One: When Washington State University researchers exposed pregnant rats to low-levels of dioxin, the first…
  • Monsanto’s efforts to dismiss new evidence linking its genetically modified (GM) corn to tumors has been thoroughly debunked in a public briefing by the food sustainability nonprofit Earth Open Source. “NK603 must be immediately withdrawn from the market and all GMOs must be subjected to long-term testing,” the briefing concludes. In a two-year study, a team of French researchers led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini found that rats fed Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” corn developed significantly more tumors...

    Monsanto fails at attempt to explain away tumors caused by GM corn

    Monsanto’s efforts to dismiss new evidence linking its genetically modified (GM) corn to tumors has been thoroughly debunked in a public briefing by the food sustainability nonprofit Earth Open Source. “NK603 must be immediately withdrawn from the market and all GMOs must be subjected to long-term testing,” the briefing concludes. In a two-year study, a team of French researchers led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini found that rats fed Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” corn developed significantly more tumors...

  • Researchers have developed biocompatible electronic devices able to serve as conventional electronics but unlike them, these can harmlessly dissolve into fluids. This characteristic opens up a complete array of possible applications like bioresorbable (can be broken down by the body, doesn’t require removal) medical implants, degradable environmental monitors and compostable consumer devices. Incorporating silicon from conventional circuits, magnesium as a conductor and silk protein for encapsulation of circuit, researchers created these thin electronic devices which can be dissolved into fluids in a programmed manner, called transient electronics....

    Transient electronics – devices that disappear after serving purpose

    Researchers have developed biocompatible electronic devices able to serve as conventional electronics but unlike them, these can harmlessly dissolve into fluids. This characteristic opens up a complete array of possible applications like bioresorbable (can be broken down by the body, doesn’t require removal) medical implants, degradable environmental monitors and compostable consumer devices. Incorporating silicon from conventional circuits, magnesium as a conductor and silk protein for encapsulation of circuit, researchers created these thin electronic devices which can be dissolved into fluids in a programmed manner, called transient electronics….
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One of the things that bugs me most about some of my fellow environmentalists, aside from the patchouli, is the near-religious adherence — even among those enviros who eschew religion — to the notion that natural ecological systems have an innate and emergent self-repairing property. It’s a...
Residents talk about living near the UGI Auburn Township PA Compressor
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West Wyoming may be getting a compressor station similar to the UGI Auburn Township, PA
Real Coastal Warriors shared a link.
The first major snowfall of the year in the U.S. has manifested itself in an area near northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, but the flurries could threaten harvests in the Midwest. Farmers in the area, who recently suffered through the one of the worst droughts in years, are still harvesting corn and soybean crops, and agriculturalists are waiting to see what effect the weather could have on the plants.
 
Season's First Snow: Winter Weather In Midwest Could Delay Harvest
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The first major snowfall of the year is centered in an area near North Dakota.
 
Because warmer air can hold more water, climate change will give the potential for stronger rainfall events. What this means for the risk of flooding, however, will vary widely from location to location depending on local climatic changes that at present are difficult to predict with confidence.
 
 
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In my last post, I looked at the problem of purpose: when you say that suffering has a divine purpose, you create confusion as to whether or not it’s ok to oppose that suffering, since doing so risks opposing God. But there are other problems as well. Today I’d like to look at the paradox [...]...
Busy night! We just had an R1 radio blackout caused by an M2 flare. Here's a picture of its impact on the ionosphere. http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/global.html
From Carolyn Breedlove: South Korea has designated an area around a plant where an explosion led to a toxic chemical leak a special disaster zone. Eight tonnes of hydrofluoric acid leaked from the Hube Global plant in Gumi after a blast on 27 September.
 

Tiffani Webb, New York High School Counselor, Fired For Modeling Past, Racy Photos Taken 17 Years Ago 

Halas and Webb are among a number of educators caught in the crossfire of a nationwide debate on teachers' rights beyond campus. About 20 percent of teachers are moonlighting in second jobs as their salaries have taken a hit due to massive budget cuts. That figure is up from about 11 percent in 1981.
Educators are increasingly trolling "help wanted" ads and are taking on second jobs as bartenders, waitresses, school bus drivers and the like. And teachers say they do it because they need the money.

 

Gabriel Lerner
Gabriel Lerner: Los Angeles School District Continues To Languish Under Unending Budget Crisis
The future never looked so bleak for California children enrolled in public school. What would John Deasy say, circa 2003?
Adam Levin
Adam Levin: A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis
People need to stop thinking of college as something they borrow for, and start thinking of it as something they work and save for. A National Service Corps could be the catalyst we need.
 
Indigenous blockade expands against massive dam in Sarawak

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1008-hance-dam-blockade-penan.html


Indigenous people have expanded their blockade against the Murum dam in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, taking over an additional road to prevent construction materials from reaching the dam site. Beginning on September 26th with 200 Penan people, the blockade has boomed to well over 300. Groups now occupy not just the main route to the dam site, but an alternative route that the dam's contractor, the China-located Three Gorges Project Corporation, had begun to use.
 
These kind of shenangins virtually guarantee a war is coming. No sovereign nation can put up with being treated this way indefinitely.

There will be war my friends, and I hate to say it, but it will be a very nasty war indeed.

The coming war will be an Epoch changing moment, and (IMHO) just like WWII it will end in the fall of the Tyrant Empire.

It is possible that this might happen without major cities being nuked, but I wouldn't bet on it.

It is really a very sad time in which to live, but there will be a light at the end of this tunnel.

Don't despair. Truth always wins in the end.

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NEW YORK: A US judge formally ordered Iran, al Qaeda and several other defendants Wednesday to pay $6 billion compensation to the victims of September 11, 2001, in a largely symbolic ruling.

Although Iran denies any connection to 9/11, it was included in the list of alleged culprits by the US District Court in New York, along with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Afghanistan’s Taliban guerrillas and al Qaeda, which took credit for the massive terror attack.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is also named.

However, the money, awarded for economic, personal and punitive damages for a total of $6,048,513,805, is unlikely to be recovered.

Iran is in a tense standoff with the United States over multiple issues, especially its nuclear industry and alleged plan to build an atomic weapon. Iranian-backed Hezbollah has no relations with the United States.

Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, who is also named, was killed by US Navy SEALs in a raid inside Pakistan in 2011. The Taliban are in an active war with US-led troops across Afghanistan.

The ruling caps a series of court decisions prompted by lawsuits filed by families of 47 victims from among the nearly 3,000 killed on 9/11.

Last year, Judge George Daniels signed a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs. A magistrate then calculated the recommended compensation, which Daniels on Wednesday approved in his ruling.

Bin Laden and al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attacks, in which hijacked airliners were used to bring down the World Trade Center towers in New York and to crash into the Pentagon near Washington, DC.

The Taliban ruled Afghanistan at the time and were giving shelter to al Qaeda. Iran was blamed by the US court partly because some of the hijackers passed through the country on their way to carrying out the attacks.
US court orders Iran, others to pay $6 billion for 9/11
tribune.com.pk
A US judge formal­ly ordere­d Iran, al Qaeda and severa­l other defend­ants Wednes­day to pay $6 billio­n compen­
( Interesting. When the U.S. decided - without evidence - to spread the story that al Qaeda ... a CIA manufactured entity ... was responsible for an event in which perpetrators, victims and evidence were destroyed and not subjected to forensic analysis as required by law...the FBI never listed bin Laden as responsible. Nor was Taleban - Afghan government - request for legal documentation to further an extradition request for a Saudi prince who was paymaster for the revolutionary forces which finally drove out the USSR in 'Charlie Wilson's War ' ever dealt with. But here is a convenience in line with policies unilaterally decreed by U.S. authorities in line with 'Sanctions' : confiscation and theft of foreign assets. )

‎"For sleep disorders, reflexology can help to detoxify organs such as the kidneys and liver, as well as stimulate sluggish glands, like the thyroid and adrenals." - Herbert Ross, DC with Keri Brenner, L.Ac., 7 Smart Ways to Help You Get a Good Night's Rest http://www.naturalpedia.com/reflexology.html
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