BRAZIL: Murder, Death Threats Amid Environmental Protests

·Environmentalists and human rights activists in Brazil are demanding clarification of the murder of Paulo Santos Souza, a fisherman and trade unionist who was fighting irregularities in the construction of a gas pipeline for Petrobras.
The Associação dos Homens do Mar (AHOMAR – the fishermen’s union) for which Santos Souza was the treasurer, and other unions and civil society groups have called for a demonstration Wednesday in front of the headquarters of the state oil firm Petrobras, in Rio de Janeiro.
They are also demanding the interruption of work on a natural gas pipeline being laid some 60 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro, following reports of environmental permit irregularities and damages caused to flora and fauna in the mangrove swamps of Guanabara Bay.
The gas pipeline is part of the Liquefied Gas and Oil Project (GLP) carried out in the framework of the Accelerated Growth Programme (PAC) embarked on by the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Construction of the future Petrobras Petrochemical Complex (COMPERJ) is in the hands of a consortium, GLP Submarino, made up of the Oceânica Engenharia and GDK S.A. companies.
The head of AHOMAR, Alexandre Anderson, said that the engineering works, which began in late March, have particularly harmed fishing, which has declined by 70 percent since that time.
Although the union will not say outright that the two are connected, it says it is a remarkable coincidence that its treasurer was killed on May 22, the same day that the Environment Secretary of the municipality of Magé blocked the work on the gas pipeline because it lacks the necessary environmental permit.
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Media Lying over Churchill's Crimes

Churchill is our hero because of his leadership in World War 2, but his immense crimes, notably the WW2 Bengali Holocaust, the 1943-1945 Bengal Famine in which Churchill murdered 6-7 million Indians, have been deleted from history by extraordinary Anglo-American and Zionist Holocaust Denial.
In addition to his participation in British colonial war crimes in South Africa, the Sudan, Afghanistan and India as a soldier "just obeying orders", Churchill was deeply complicit as an Establishment politician, Minister and Leader in the political failures leading to World War 1; the disastrous WW2 Dardanelles campaign; the 1920s bombing of Iraqis and Kurds; political failure leading to World War 2; active promotion of Japanese entry into World War 2, pre-knowledge of the indefensibility of Singapore; pre-knowledge of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; opposition to Indian Independence from the crippling obscenity of the British Raj; the 1943-1945 Bengal Famine; the anti-Arab anti-Semitic war-time decision to partition Palestine in favour of racist Zionist colonizers; and promotion of Hindu-Muslim antipathy with resultant Partition carnage and the present Pakistan-India nuclear standoff.
These core crimes will be outlined and documented below (for a very detailed and referenced analysis of Churchill's crimes see the revised and updated 2008 version of my 1998 book "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability" (see: janeaustenand.blogspot.com).

Obama Betrays The Liberals

American liberals stand betrayed. Their new president, the one they sweated to elect — a brilliant, charismatic leader with a professional background in constitutional law — has transmogrified himself from the champion who denounced in his campaign the illegalities of the Bush White House into a president bent on their perpetuation.
Liberals are stunned by Obama’s plan to “restart Bush-era military tribunals” for some Guantanamo detainees, reviving what the Associated Press pointed out, is “a fiercely disputed trial system he once denounced.”(May 15). Liberals are appalled by Obama’s May 21st proposal to hold terrorism suspects in “prolonged detention” inside the U.S. without a trial. “Such detention,” Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) wrote him, “is a hallmark of abusive systems that we have historically criticized around the world.”
If liberals chaffed over Obama’s centrist cabinet choices, they were dismayed by his decision not to release photographs depicting the sadistic tortures the Bush Gang inflicted onprisonersduring a so-called “War on Terror” that was nothing but terror itself. A typical reaction comes from Joe Kishore, writing on the World Socialist Website (May 22): “Whatever verbal warnings Obama may make about the erosion of democracy in the United States, the actions of his administration facilitate and escalate its breakdown.”

Bilderberg to meet in Israel June 8-11

By James P. Tucker Jr.
Bilderberg boys are a bunch of grumpy old men but remain fiercely dedicated to usurping sovereignty in the United States and throughout the world. Patriots can celebrate their setbacks but never let up: Bilderberg still threatens the sovereignty of all nations while fighting for world government.
Major goals remain exploiting the global recession and an imaginary “swine flu pandemic” to establish global departments of treasury and health under the United Nations. But at the May 14-17 meeting in Vouliagmeni, Greece, near Athens, Bilderberg took a keen interest in persuading the United States to surrender sovereignty to the International Criminal Court, or ICC.
Bilderberg is also setting up a “summit” in Israel June 8-11 so “the world’s leading regulatory experts” can “address the current economic situation in one forum,” said Zohar Goshen, chairman of a subgroup of the International Association of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Mary Shapiro, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will represent this country.
Bilderberg found President Obama a Willing Wilkie at its June, 2008 meeting in Chantilly, Va. near Washington. They were reassured when he chose their boy, Harold Koh, a strong advocate of the U.S. accepting the ICC, as the State Department’s top lawyer.

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[Source: projectcensored.org]

Astronauts Spot Mysterious Ice Circles in World’s Deepest Lake

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station noticed two mysterious dark circles in the ice of Lake Baikal in April. Though the cause is more likely aqueous than alien, some aspects of the odd blemishes defy explanation.
The two circles are the focal points for ice break-up and may be caused by upwelling of warmer water in the lake. The dark color of the circles is due to thinning of the ice, which usually hangs around into June. Upwelling wouldn’t be strange in some relatively shallow areas of the lake where hydrothermal activity has been detected, such as where the circle near the center of the lake (pictured below) is located. Circles have been seen in that area before in 1985 and 1994, though they weren’t nearly as pronounced. But the location of the circle near the southern tip of the lake (pictured above) where water is relatively deep and cold is puzzling.
The lake itself is an oddity. It is the largest by volume and the deepest (5370 feet at its deepest point), as well as one of the oldest at around 25 million years. The photo above was taken by an astronaut from the ISS. The photo below was taken by NASA’s MODIS satellite instrument.
[Source: wired.com]


Newly discovered documents reveal that in the months immediately following the purported 1947 UFO crash at Roswell, secret government studies began on a material that was previously unknown to science. The "memory metal" that was studied precisely matches some of the debris material reported by several witnesses to the crash. Evidence shows that -under military direction- these unique metal studies were undertaken by a contracted laboratory that possessed advanced technical capabilities that the U.S. government itself did not have at the time. A former high-level scientist employed by the involved laboratory has offered a confession that he was tasked to study the crashed UFO material. Information provided by two U.S. Air Force Generals also offers direct support for this discovery.
The documents suggest that after the crash, the US government attempted to develop a unique material that is today referred to as memory metal. This shape-recovery alloy was reported by several witnesses to the Roswell crash in the summer of 1947. The lightweight "morphing" material was able to be crumpled or deformed and then return itself instantly and seamlessly to its original state. The metallurgical discoveries that resulted from these studies were then "seeded" for further technology development to other government agencies (including NASA) and through a series of military contracts to universities and industry.
[These are some of the topics covered in The UFO Chronicles investigation by Anthony Bragalia:]
-Battelle metallurgist Dr. Howard Cross' other secret studies on UFO sightings and UFO debris.
-The identities of Battelle's Wright Patterson "paymasters".
-Bizarre "mental influence" tests conducted on Nitinol by the US military and NASA using purported psychics to "morph" the material with “mind energy”.
-Why “morphing” may be the key to the UFO mystery.
-How today's research on "intelligent metals" and "adaptable metals" is guided by NASA, the US military and Battelle.

Read all of it...

[See also:]
Roswell 'Memory Metal' Back Engineered?
Genrl. Arthur Exon: ''Roswell Debris was Transferred to Wright Field in ‘47''
Roswell Fireman Confesses: ''It Was A Flying Saucer!''
Air Force Roswell Study Contributor Admits "It Was ET!"
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What Is Facebook Actually Worth? $10 billion!

Holy cow, Facebook is worth $10 billion? That may be how the social networking Web site would like the world to interpret its latest capital infusion. But don’t be fooled. While that may represent a target valuation for Facebook, the actual worth, today, of Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room creation may be much lower.
That’s not to completely dismiss the headline figure. Under terms announced Tuesday, the Russian Internet investment group Digital Sky Technologies is plugging $200 million into the company for about a 2 percent stake. By that arithmetic, Facebook would indeed be worth $10 billion.
For a company that, by its own admission, won’t generate positive cash flow until sometime next year, that’s an impressive figure to bandy about. True, Facebook’s last capital-raising 18 months ago, which brought Microsoft and the Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing in as investors, put a $15 billion price tag on the company. But considering the trajectory of financial markets since then, the valuation attached to Digital Sky’s trade actually looks even more robust.

[But remember these other news, Issues About Online Social Networking Sites, ie. Facebook, Myspace, and so on...]
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A new bicycle reinvents the wheel, with a pentagon and triangle

·Guan’s bicycle isn’t the first to exploit these shapes — they have been used by urban planners as manholes.

It seems a bit crazy to reinvent the wheel, but that is precisely what the Chinese inventor Guan Baihua has done. Although his new set of wheels have a little twist to them. The 50-year-old military officer from Qingdao has devised a rather curious new bicycle. Instead of circular wheels the bike has a pentagonal wheel at the front and a triangular wheel at the back.
Those who have tried it have been surprised at how smooth the ride is.
That is because the edges of the pentagonal and triangular wheels are not perfectly straight. The sides of the shapes bulge outwards in such a way that the wheels share an important feature with the circle: the diameter across the shapes is the same which ever way that you measure it.
This means that as I cycle, although the wheel itself does not have a fixed centre of rotation, the saddle of the bike doesn’t bob up and down as you might expect but stays a fixed distance from the ground. To get the exact contours for the shapes, the curved edges are drawn so that they are part of a circle centred on the vertex opposite the edge. They are called Reuleaux polygons after the 19th-century German engineer Franz Reuleaux, who did pioneering work on machines that turn one type of motion into another.

A Reuleaux triangle is a curve of constant width. Opposite sides on each square are parallel supporting lines, since each touches the curve but does not intersect the interior. The fact that the Reuleaux triangle can be rotated whilst still just intersecting the boundary shows that width (separation between parallel supporting lines) is constant in all directions.
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[Source: wikipedia.org]

Voodoo Zombie - Pandemia

Una tempestad solar puede causar desastre en 2012, anuncian NASA y ESA

De acuerdo con un informe realizado para la NASA y la ESA a través de la Acacenia Nacional de Ciencias de EEUU, se espera para el 2012 una tormenta solar que dará al traste con todos los sistemas vivos en la Tierra, debido a su capacidad destructiva mucho mayor que la del huracán Katrina. Los científicos que han dado la alerta han pronosticado que esa tempestad solar ejercería una influencia de manera del dominó sobre todos los aspectos de la actual sociedad.
En su entrevista con la revista Connection de EEUU, Joseph Lawrence, CEO de la compañía MetaTech de EEUU, predijo los posibles desastres que cause la tormenta solar y propuso las medidas para evitar los perjuicios. A medida de su evolución en las últimas décadas la humanidad ha sembrado por inadvertencia una semilla dañina que amenza su existencia. El que el actual modo de vida dependa excesivamente de las ciencias y tecnologías también ha obligado a la humanidad ponerse más expuesta a un peligro gravísimo. Es posible que los plasmas que se emiten desde la corona solar destruyan la red de suministro de electricidad en la Tierra y traigan otras consecuencias desastrosas secundarias. Los científicos han advertido de que la tormenta solar de 2012 causaría un grave desastre a la humanidad dando al traste con todos los sistemas vivos en la Tierra y ejerciendo una infuencia de manera del dominó. Se puede imaginar que como consecuencia de la tormenta solar, una red de suministro de electricidad vulnerable e inestable podría afectar los sectores estrechamente relacionados con ella. Además, quizá la posible interrumpción de las señales de los satélites artificiales haga paralizarse el sistema GPS.
El experto pronotica dos problemas que encarará la humanidad debido a la tormenta solar. Primero, para ampliar lo máximo posible el radio de su servicio y reducir a lo mínimo la corriente de pérdida, la red de suministro de electricidad usa habitualmente la tecnología de elevar el voltaje. Sin embargo, esto la ha hecho más vulnerable ante los daños cósmicos e incluso a interrumpir el suministro electrico. Además, la humanidad se ve obligada a hacer frente a otros problemas tales como la interdependencia entre diversos sistemas de suministro eléctrico y la dependencia humana de las instalaciones de tratamiento de aguas residuales, la infraestructura de los supermercados, el control de las plantas electrogenas, el mercado financiero y otros establecimientos estrechamente relacionados con el sistema electrico.
[Fuente: spanish.peopledaily.com.cn]

La prensa oficial china se hace eco de las imágenes de un supuesto OVNI

·Los objetos voladores fueron captados por un fotógrafo aficionado.
·Las fotos fueron tomadas en la ciudad de Xian.
·China siempre se ha mostrado reticente a estos fenómenos.

La prensa oficial china, normalmente reticente a publicar casos de avistamientos de ovnis y otros fenómenos paranormales, publicó este lunes imágenes de un objeto volante no identificado que fue fotografiado junto a una famosa pagoda budista en la ciudad de Xian (centro del país).
Diario del Pueblo, el periódico portavoz del Partido Comunista de China, publicó dos de estas fotos en su web, poco reveladoras en general, y en una de ellas se advierte uno o varios objetos de luces azules y verdes sobre la Pagoda de la Gran Ganso Salvaje, uno de los monumentos más conocidos de la ciudad.
El fotógrafo, de apellido Zhang, tomó las imágenes el pasado 21 de mayo, y en otra de las imágenes mostró como el ovni dejaba un "resplandor purpúreo" en el firmamento.
Un país de avistamientos
Encuestas publicadas en 2003 revelan que uno de cada cinco avistamientos en el mundo se produce en China, país en el que más de la mitad de la población cree en la existencia de los ovnis, según los mismos sondeos, aunque la prensa oficial tiende a censurar estas informaciones, por lo que es bastante novedosa la publicación de las imágenes en la web de Diario del Pueblo.
Un periodista de un medio oficial, que intentó hacer un estudio sobre los ovnis en China pero fue obligado por sus jefes a interrumpir las investigaciones, declaró en 2005 que "al Gobierno no le gusta que se informe de fenómenos paranormales, quizá porque los considera datos militares".
[Fuente: 20minutos.es]