UFO Hawaii - 10.3.2009

Coal Ash: 130M Tons of Waste

If coal ash is safe to spread under a golf course or be used in carpets, why are the residents of a Tenn. town being told to stay out of a river where the material was spilled?

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Obama Versus Blogosphere

[Media monopolization since the 1980s]

"I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding."
· Barack Obama ·

Problems with the mainstream reporting:
  • Widespread self-censorship by journalists.
  • Censorship from editors and producers.
  • Pro-war bias.
  • Government censorship.
  • And, of course, money.
The whole debate about blogs versus mainstream media is nonsense.
In fact, many of the world's top PhD economics professors and financial advisors have their own blogs...
The same is true in every other field: politics, science, history, international relations, etc.
So what is "news"? What the largest newspapers choose to cover? Or what various leading experts are saying - and oftentimes heatedly debating one against the other?
As blogger Michael Rivero pointed out years ago, mainstream newspapers aren't losing readers because of the Internet as an abstract new medium. They are losing readers because they have become nothing but official stenographers for the powers-that-be, and people have lost all faith in them.
Indeed, only 5% of the pundits discussing various government bailout plans on cable news shows are real economists. Why not hear what real economists and financial experts say?
"In reality, the best blogs offer far more fact-checking and
context than the mainstream media."

· Washington's Blog ·
[Source: www.washingtonsblog.com]
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"No estamos solos en el universo" - Amenábar

[A. Amenábar y R. Weisz durante el rodaje de Ágora]

[Alejandro Amenábar: 'el punto de vista de Dios'...]

"Me gusta pensar que es un punto de vista extraterrestre. Fui educado en el cristianismo, estudié en una escuela crisitiana, pero perdí la fe cuando, durante la adolescencia, leí la Biblia. Decidí hacer la película una noche en la que, mirando al cielo y a las estrellas, me vi de repente rodeado de vida. Quiero sugerir que no estamos solos en el universo."

"Desde el momento que empezamos a investigar, comprendimos que esa época y ese mundo particulares tenían muchas conexiones con nuestra realidad contemporánea."

"Tuvimos claro que hacer una película ambientada en ese pasado era una forma idónea de hablar del presente. La idea fué que el imperio romano representara a EE UU, que Alejandría desempeñara el papel de Europa, una cultura refinada y ancestral, pero sometida a la misma crisis que azota al imperio, y que en ese contexto metafórico surge un grupo que trata -por todos los medios- hacerse con el poder."

[Fuente: Nando Salvá, DOMinical Nº368 (elPeriódico), pg26]
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Irish Referendum Count @ Cork City Hall

Video taken at Cork City hall Ireland during Irish Referendum ballot box deliveries to the central ballot count center showing a man removing a ballot box from where they were to be stored to be ready for the referendum count next morning...

The Irish Referendum Outcome Is Null and Void
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The demise of the dollar

· In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading.
by Robert Fisk
In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.
Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.
The transitional currency in the move away from dollars, according to Chinese banking sources, may well be gold.
"America and Britain must be very worried. You will know how worried by the thunder of denials this news will generate."

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