Crop Circles -2009 Update- Nº 17

[Formation Nº 17 @ Milk Hill - nr Alton Barnes, Wiltshire - reported June 2, 2009]

UFOs spotted in Cambridgeshire

Witnesses claimed to have seen up to 50 of the mystery bright beams at around 11.30pm in Huntingdon.
Scott Boswell, 37, a former pilot and soldier from nearby Hinchingbrooke, captured some of the lights on his camera.
Mr Boswell, a banker in the City of London, said: "I noticed three lights floating past our house, probably a couple of kilometres away, and thought nothing of it.
"But then I noticed a big long string of lights coming from the direction of Brampton and heading over the Stukeley Meadows direction. This was about 11.30pm and I got a couple of blurred shots. I'm pretty sure these weren't aircraft.
"There was no noise, no navigation lights and their heading and height was relatively constant until they disappeared out of sight."
Auberon and Suzi Hedgecoe, who run the Braywood Guest House in Huntingdon, saw around 50 orange lights in the sky.
Mr Hedgecoe said: "It was like an armada. There was no sound. They were travelling 15 at a time and every six minutes more seemed to be coming over the horizon.
"They were not planes. These were not balloons. Each one was the size of a building. If they had been balloons, then they would have had to have been huge and they looked weighty."
Another witness said she had counted 35 lights in the sky.
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Little Brother is watching you: Police launch DVD to teach primary school pupils how to spot terrorists[!!!]

Primary schoolchildren are set to be taught how to spot potential terror suspects as part of a police strategy to tackle extremism.
Lancashire Police has made a DVD featuring animated animals in a bid to teach children about the dangers of fundamentalism.
The force's new Preventing Violent Extremism unit said the DVD aimed to teach youngsters about terrorism and fundamentalism in an 'accessible way'.
Children will be encouraged to inform on their classmates if they feel other pupils are expressing extremist views.
The video features a talking lion, who explains that a terrorist can look like anyone, and urges children to tell the police, their parents or a teacher if they hear anyone talking about terror related activity.
It also uses the example of Guy Fawkes saying that his strong views began forming when he was at school in York.

Mind Control & MKULTRA: Cathy O'Brien and Mark Phillips

Netherlands to close prisons for lack of criminals

·The Dutch justice ministry has announced it will close eight prisons and cut 1,200 jobs in the prison system. A decline in crime has left many cells empty.
During the 1990s the Netherlands faced a shortage of prison cells, but a decline in crime has since led to overcapacity in the prison system. The country now has capacity for 14,000 prisoners but only 12,000 detainees.
Deputy justice minister Nebahat Albayrak announced on Tuesday that eight prisons will be closed, resulting in the loss of 1,200 jobs. Natural redundancy and other measures should prevent any forced lay-offs, the minister said.
The overcapacity is a result of the declining crime rate, which the ministry's research department expects to continue for some time.

Belgian prisoners
Some reprieve might come from a deal with Belgium, which is facing overpopulation in its prisons. The two countries are working out an agreement to house Belgian prisoners in Dutch prisons. Some five-hundred Belgian prisoners could be transferred to the Tilburg prison by 2010.
The Netherlands would get 30 million euros in the deal, and it will allow the closing of the prisons in Rotterdam and Veenhuizen to be postponed until 2012.
[Source: nrc.nl]

Guess what we're thinking... Twitter to test psychic powers in scientific study

Have you ever suspected you could be psychic? Now you can find out thanks to an experiment to be conducted through Twitter.
In the first scientific study to use the social messaging service, experts will investigate 'remote viewing' - the psychic ability to identify distant locations.
Thousands of members of the public will be asked to 'Tweet' their impressions of a randomly chosen spot in the UK visited by one of the researchers.
Then they will vote for which of five photographs on a website shows where the visitor was standing. The trial will be repeated with visually different locations four times.
If at the end of the experiment the votes correctly identify at least three targets, it will support the existence of extra-sensory perception.

The cloud with no name: Meteorologists campaign to classify unique 'Asperatus' clouds seen across the world

[Source: dailymail.co.uk]

Dr. Doreen Virtue on The Indigo Evolution

Serial Experiments Lain - layer 9 (VOSE)

L.A.'s medical pot dispensary moratorium led to a boom instead

Four years ago, when the Los Angeles City Council started to wrestle with how to control medical marijuana, there were just four known storefront dispensaries, one each in Hancock Park, Van Nuys, Rancho Park and Cheviot Hills.
Now, police say there are as many as 600. There may be more. No one really knows.
That exponential rise came despite a moratorium passed in 2007 that was supposed to prohibit new dispensaries from opening. An exception was made for 186 that were already in business and registered with the city.
In December, Stewart Richlin, a lawyer who said he represents more than 100 collectives, came up with a new rationale for a hardship exemption that he filed for a downtown dispensary.
He wrote that the collective had been forced to operate without city approval because the moratorium "required that managing members of the collective literally confess a federal crime in order to register." He argued that the federal government's raids had created "a pattern of terror and fear." Then he noted that a recent court decision and the state's attorney general's guidelines on how to distribute medical marijuana legally promised a "new era."
"...we aren't in need of paternalistic government," he said.
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China begins internet 'blackout' ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

·China has begun imposing an information blackout ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, blocking access to popular networking websites such as Twitter and BBC television reports inside China.
The measures came as the authorities tried to close all avenues of dissent ahead of Thursday's anniversary, placing prominent critics under house arrest and banning newspaper from making any mention of the pro-democracy protests.
The co-ordinated internet "takedown" occurred at 5pm local time (10am GMT) on Tuesday as a broad range of websites suddenly became unavailable to Chinese internet users.
Among the blocked sites was the blogging portal MSNSpaces, the Hotmail email service, Yahoo's photo-sharing site Flickr.com and Microsoft's new search engine Bing.com.
However, in a sign of how it is becoming increasingly difficult for the Chinese to control the internet, Twitter users found alternative outlets in rival providers to evade the censors.

Transplant of pig organs into humans closer after stem cell breakthrough

The prospect of using genetically modified pig organs to cut transplant waiting lists has moved forward with the creation of the first versatile pig stem cells.
Scientists in China have successfully reprogrammed pig skin and bone marrow cells into an embryo-like state with the potential to form every type of body tissue.
The achievement promises to provide a tool for breeding pigs that are genetically engineered to carry human immune system proteins so that their organs are less likely to be rejected for transplant. It also raises the possibility of modifying pigs to resist infections such as swine flu, and to grow pig tissues and organs as models for human diseases.
Several other important safety barriers remain before pig organs can be transplanted into human beings. Scientists remain concerned, for example, about exposing people to pig viruses.
The resulting animal will be a chimera containing some modified and some normal cells. If two chimeras breed with one another, some of their offspring will contain only the modified cells.[!!!!!]

La banca de EEUU se capitaliza [otra vez] con 30.000 millones

·Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan y American Express lanzan una OPV conjunta.
Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan y American Express anunciaron ayer una oferta de venta de acciones en Wall Street por valor de 7.700 millones de dólares (5.422 millones de euros) para conseguir los fondos que les permitan abandonar el programa de ayuda para activos tóxicos (TARP, en sus siglas inglesas) del Gobierno estadounidense. En total, los grandes bancos implicados en el programa del Gobierno, incluido el Bank of América han conseguido en los mercados una inyección de capital por valor de 29.295 millones.[Pensar que todo ese dinero lo acaba de imprimir la Reserva Federal de EE.UU. A día de hoy se han puesto en circulación, a nivel financiero, más de 300.000 millones de dólares... en menos de un año!!! Marcar el 2009 como el año en que entrarán en bancarrota los míticos EE.UU. y cualquier otro país cuyas reservas dependan de la salud del 'almighty dollar'.]
La recapitalización de estas entidades --de 19 de ellas-- es el requisito exigido por la Administración de EEUU tras las pruebas de esfuerzo realizadas al sector financiero. Igualmente, es una exigencia para evitar que el Estado se convierta en accionista definitivo de la banca.
Morgan Stanley dio a conocer en un comunicado que la oferta permitirá la incorporación de nuevos accionistas institucionales. La sociedad financiera China Investment Corporation se hará con 44,7 millones de acciones, prácticamente el 50% de la oferta y que Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group adquirirá 16 millones de acciones. La firma oferente destacó que tras la ampliación "cumplirá con los criterios del TARP para poder abandonarlo por completo antes de finales de junio".

Morgan Chase anunció por su parte que se propone conseguir 3.521 millones de euros mediante una oferta de acciones, con el objetivo de devolver los 25.000 millones que ha recibido de fondos públicos. La entidad se propone satisfacer una de las exigencias de las autoridades reguladoras a los bancos, y quiere reembolsar con rapidez las aportaciones recibidas y demostrar que tiene acceso a los mercados de capitales.
Asimismo, la compañía de servicios financieros American Express anunció que ha iniciado una oferta pública de acciones comunes para lograr 352 millones de euros con el mismo objetivo. La entidad financiera explicó en un comunicado que usará los recursos que consiga para propósitos generales que pueden incluir, una vez recibido el visto bueno de los reguladores, la financiación parcial de la recompra de acciones preferentes, por valor de 3.400 millones de dólares, que asignó al Tesoro de EEUU.
[Fuente: elperiodico.com]

Un error en la web del Gobierno federal de EE.UU. deja al descubierto sus instalaciones nucleares unas horas

·El documento que fue accesible incluía descripciones de emplazamientos civiles que guardan uranio enriquecido.[!!!]
Un documento confidencial con detalles "sensibles" de centenares de emplazamientos nucleares de Estados Unidos quedó expuesto por un breve período de tiempo en una página oficial del Gobierno federal por un error, informó en su edición digital 'The Washington Post'.
El documento, un borrador de una declaración estadounidense sobre instalaciones nucleares para la agencia de Naciones Unidas que supervisa este tipo de centros, incluía descripciones de emplazamientos civiles que guardan uranio enriquecido y otros materiales empleados en la fabricación de armas nucleares.
La oficina de publicaciones del Gobierno de Estados Unidos mantuvo accesible por error el documento durante 24 horas hasta que fue retirado ante las peticiones de información de los medios de comunicación estadounidenses. No obstante, los expertos nucleares consultados por el rotativo aseguraron que la información no es clasificada y está accesible por otras fuentes por lo que restaron importancia al asunto.
El documento de 267 páginas es un borrador[?!] de la declaración formal enviada al Organismo Internacional de Energía Atómica (OIEA) como parte de las obligaciones norteamericanas del Tratado e No Proliferación Nuclear.
[Fuente: lavanguardia.es]