Friday, June 29, 2012

Great Depression Cooking: Tomato Sauce


96 year old cook, author of "Clara's Kitchen" and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression.

In this final episode of the series, Clara reveals her secret family Tomato Sauce recipe.

CERN Opens the Black Box on July 4th

Image Caption: A simulation of the two-photon channel shows what ATLAS sees when the decay of a Higgs boson results in the production of two gamma rays. The blue beads indicate intermediate massive particles, and the bright green rods are the gamma-ray tracks. While the two-photon channel is the least likely Higgs decay, it is easier to observe than others with even noisier backgrounds. Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Source: redOrbit



Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the nature of the Higgs boson. Several large experimental groups are hot on the trail of this elusive subatomic particle which is thought to explain the origins of particle mass.


Rumors about imminent results on the Higgs boson from the LHC experiments are appearing in blogs, social media and newspapers all over the world. Meanwhile, thousands of physicists are carefully analyzing the data, looking not only for the Higgs but for many other new phenomena.

Related Book: The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obama Gives “Total Power” To Clinton As Nano Apocalypse Nears


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a senior staff meeting in Washington. Photo by Jessica Dimmock/VII, for The New York Times.
This story seems too fantastic to be true, but the links related to nanotech in products are frightening indeed. - c

Obama Gives “Total Power” To Clinton As Nano Apocalypse Nears

By Sorcha Faal via What Does It Mean

A truly frightening “Red Alert” report prepared by Health Care Minister Veronika Skvortsova on the mysterious deaths of nearly 200 children in the Indian State of Bihar earlier this month says that our world has suffered its first “nano-disaster” and warns that an “apocalyptic event” involving nanotechnology is much nearer than anyone will admit.

Nanotechnology (sometimes shortened to “nanotech”) is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally, nanotechnology deals with developing materials, devices, or other structures with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. Quantum mechanical effects are important at this quantum-realm scale.

Nanotechnology is considered a key technology for the future. Consequently, various governments have invested billions of dollars in its future. The United States has invested $3.7 billion through its National Nanotechnology Initiative followed by Japan with $750 million and the European Union $1.2 billion.

Minister Skvortsova states in her report that “extremely troubling signs” from India’s Bihar State were first noticed by Russian authorities on 16 June when over 18 children died in a single day bringing the death toll from this “mysterious disease” to 174. Unofficial sources, however, put the death toll to 203.

Coinciding with these mysterious child deaths, Minister Skvortsova says, was the near immediate closing of 2 textile mills in Bihar that were working under a contract with the Aryabhatta Knowledge University , one of the leading research centers for nanotechnology in India, where fabrics were being impregnated with silver nanoparticles.

Minister Skvortsova says in her report that the “commonality” between these child deaths and the closing of the 2 textile mills was the wastewater runoff these children played in where they were “more than likely” exposed to high levels of silver nanoparticles which led to a collapse of their body’s immune systems.

The danger of silver nanoparticles were first outlined by the New Scientist News Service in 2008 when they warned that the release of these particles could potentially disrupt helpful bacteria used in waste-water treatment facilities or endanger aquatic organisms in lakes and streams.

Unbeknownst to the vast majority of people are how widespread nanoparticles consumer products have become, and which the world’s foremost tracker of them called The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, now say numbers over 1,300. The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies further reports that “more products are based on nanoscale silver—used for its antimicrobial properties—than any other nanomaterial; 313 products (24 percent of the inventory) use silver nanoparticles.”
 
The most common product silver nanoparticles are used in are socks and which Bihar textile manufactures supply nearly 100% of the silk and related synthetic fabrics for the entire world.

Minister Skvortsova concludes in her report that new policies and procedures regarding the use of nanotechnology are needed to avert a catastrophe and must include complete labeling of all products containing these potentially dangerous substances.

Interesting to note is that the world’s leading nanotechnology manufacturing and research, the United States, has taken an opposite course and last year declined to put warning labels on sunscreens that contain nanomaterials, while requiring other labeling information. Curiously this was done despite warnings by scientists that the use of nanoparticles in sunscreen lotions “might be dangerous to human health.”

With the mass death of children in India now being linked to nanoparticles, however, the United States this past week reversed course in what is described as an “unusual departure from its usual innocent-until-proven-guilty approach in regulating consumer goods” when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new statement saying that such tiny technology needs more safety testing before it's used in consumer goods.

More ominous than this FDA warning, perhaps, is that within days of the mass deaths of these Indian children the Obama regime, on 19 June, awarded contracts for the creation of three new centers tasked with responding to the threat of future pandemics and biological attacks that are to be based in Maryland, North Carolina and Texas.

And going from the merely ominous to the downright scary, within weeks of the 2012 Davos Summit (called the world’s most exclusive gathering) President Obama issued a new Executive Order titled National Defense Resources Preparedness on 16 March that states during times of disaster and/or catastrophe the United States will be ruled a new entity called The Defense Production Act Committee (Sec. 701) which is to be headed by The Secretary of State, who at this time is Hillary Clinton.

To fully understand the significance between Obama’s issuing of this Executive Order and the Davos Summit one has to remember that the Davos World Economic Forum in its 2008 annual report indentified nanotechnology as a “Core Risk” that had the potential to destroy human life on an unimaginable scale.

The fears voiced by Davos were realized this past week when research carried out at North Carolina State University showed that gold nanoparticles are capable of unraveling DNA.

The danger posed to our world by scientists playing God, and supported by governments, is beyond comprehension, and in a History Channel broadcast about a futuristic doomsday scenario it stated: “In a common practice, billions of nanobots are released to clean up an oil spill off the coast of Louisiana. However, due to a programming error, the nanobots devour all carbon based objects, instead of just the hydrocarbons of the oil. The nanobots destroy everything, all the while, replicating themselves. Within days, the planet is turned to dust.”

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Book: Engines of Creation

Contempt for Eric Holder


"Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to fully disclose the documents associated with Operation Fast and Furious and President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege serves to compound this tragedy. It denies the Terry family and the American people the truth." -- Brian Terry’s mother and father, from their statement on President Obama’s executive privilege.

Full Story: Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress after historic vote

FN Five-sevens were among the weapons allowed to walk

Altogether, 2,020 firearms were bought by straw purchasers during Fast and Furious. These included AK-47 variants, Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifles, .38 caliber revolvers, and FN Five-sevens.

As of October 20, 2011 (2011 -10-20), 389 had been recovered in the US and 276 had been recovered in Mexico. The rest (1,355) remained on the streets, unaccounted for. Most of the guns went to the Sinaloa Cartel, while others made their way to El Teo and La Familia - Wikipedia

In addition to the tragic death of Brian Terry, it has been estimated that more than 300 Mexicans were killed by guns linked to the operation.

Related Stories: The Bones of Fast and Furious: Hillary Clinton Deep In It?

Holder contempt citation -- just remember that people died because of 'Fast and Furious'

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Sweetness of Struggle

Struggle For The Catch, by Edward Henry Potthast.
Prelude

Dumping Debby

Tropical storm Debby may have left my Florida county but while passing she dumped over 20 inches of rain in 24 hours, leaving 1/2 foot of water in my downstairs. What a mess.

Fortunately, just before my house began to flood, I had finished moving anything of value [including my generator] upstairs. I lost nothing to the water and got a great workout in the process!

Thanks to the generous donations from readers like you, I've been able to buy gasoline for my generator [19 months and counting without electricity] and pump out the sea water. The cleanup begins.

[Many of you may not have known that I have not worked since last November, having quit rather than be a party to the fraud being perpetrated by my employers.]

One very happy moment resulted from my struggles these past few days --  I re-spliced the wiring to my generator all by myself, using free heat shrink connectors I found "just lying around the house." My sense of accomplishment  knows no bounds. ;)

Which brings me to my post today...

The Sweetness of Struggle

"Meet struggle and master it, says nature, and you shall have strength and wisdom sufficient for all your needs." -- Napoleon Hill

The following is an excerpt from Napoleon Hill's You Can Work Your Own Miracles

In every form of life, atrophy and death come from idleness! The one thing nature will not tolerate it idleness. Through the necessity for struggle and the Law of  Change, nature keeps everything throughout the universe in a constant state of flux. Nothing from the electrons and the protons of matter to the suns and planets which float throughout space, is ever still for a single second. Nature's motto is: Keep moving or perish!

And should you doubt that nature intends every individual to keep struggling or perish, observe what takes place when the person who makes his fortune and "retires" - gives up the struggle because he no longer believes it is necessary.

When any individual reconciles himself to the state of mind wherein he is willing to accept largess from the government, instead of supplying his needs through personal initiative, that individual is on the road to decay and spiritual blindness. When a majority of the people of a nation give up their inherited prerogative right to make their own way through struggle, history shows clearly that the entire nation is in a tailspin of decay that inevitably must end in extinction.

The individual who not only is willing to live on the public treasury, but demands that he be fed from it, is already dead spiritually. The physical body still walks, but it is only an empty shell whose only hope for the future is a funeral.

Discouraging? Heartbreaking? Not at all, for I recognized from the beginning that out of my struggle would come triumph and victory in proportion to the labors invested in my task. In this hope I have not been disappointed, but I have been overwhelmed with the bountiful manner in which the world has responded and paid me tribute for the long years of struggle that went into my work.

Also, I have gained from my struggle something of still greater and more profound value. It is the recognition that through my struggles I have reached deeply into the spiritual wells of my soul, and there I have found powers available for every purpose I may desire - powers I never knew I posessed, and never would have discovered except by the means of struggle.

"Do the thing and you shall have the power." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

David Bowie - Changes



I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don't want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don't tell t hem to grow up and out of it
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Where's your shame
You've left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can't trace time

Strange fascination, fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace I'm going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Pretty soon you're gonna get a little older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can't trace time

Saturday, June 23, 2012

PROOF: Obama is a Communist NOC



Non-official cover (NOC) is a term used in espionage, particularly by national intelligence services, for agents or operatives who assume covert roles in organizations without ties to the government for which they work. Such agents or operatives are typically abbreviated in espionage lingo as a NOC (pronounced "knock"). These agents are also known as "illegals". -- Wikipedia


Alex talks with filmmaker Joel Gilbert about his Dreams from My Real Father, a documentary that posits Obama's real father is was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama's world view during his formative years.









At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack Obama's family background, economic philosophy, and fundamental political ideology. Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative Barack Obama "autobiography," offering a divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and politics.

In Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama is portrayed by a voiceover actor who chronicles Barack Obama's life journey in socialism, from birth through his election to the Presidency. The film begins by presenting the case that Barack Obama's real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama's world view during his formative years. Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. Was the goat herding Kenyan father only a fairy tale to obscure a Marxist agenda, irreconcilable with American values?

This fascinating narrative is based in part on 2 years of research, interviews, newly unearthed footage and photos, and the writings of Davis and Obama himself. Dreams from My Real Father weaves together the proven facts with reasoned logic and speculation in an attempt to fill-in the obvious gaps in Obama's history. Is this the story Barack Obama should have told, revealing his true agenda for "fundamentally transforming America?" Director Joel Gilbert concludes, "The 'Birthers' have been on a fool's errand. To understand Obama's plans for America, the question is not 'Where's the Birth Certificate?,' the question is 'Who is the real father?'"

Can you say...




Braised Venison Shoulder


Hunter and classically trained chef Georgia Pellegrini shares a recipe from her new book, "Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time." Learn how to make a tough cut of meat tender using the cooking technique called braising.


Read the first chapter free! - Click on the window icon to view in full screen.




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Theodore Roosevelt Riding a Moose - [I'd like to see Obama try that! - c]

"So long as there is lead in the air, there is hope." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting." -- Bertrand Russell


"I do not hunt for the joy of killing but for the joy of living, and the inexpressible pleasure of mingling my life however briefly, with that of a wild creature that I respect, admire and value." -- John Madson


"Take you kids hunting or you will end up hunting for your kids." -- Ted Nugent, God, Guns & Rock'N'Roll

Bird Flu: Just a Few Mutations Away From a Potential Pandemic



Full text:

Did you forget about your fear of Bird Flu? It's about to be ba-ack.

In an article published in Science this week, an international team of scientists describe how, in an experiment with a population of ferrets, they were able to mutate the H5N1 virus to become transmissible through the air in just 10 generations of the pathogen. The paper goes on to say there are already Avian Flu strains in existence that are just three mutations away from human-to-human infection. Even worse—those three mutations could very well evolve in just one human host, making the possibility of a Bird Flu pandemic an imminent threat.

There is some good news. While the infectious disease can cause serious illness and death in humans, ferrets that inhaled the mutant virus didn't die from the infection. So at least as a bioweapon, airborne Avian Flu is a bust. Talk about cold comfort.

Mini Ninja Crossbow

Mini Ninja Crossbow


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5.56 vs .223



Andrew at Lucky Gunner Labs has written a very informative article on 5.56 vs .223. If you have any questions about which barrel / ammo to purchase for your M4 / AR-15, you may want to check out this article first. - c

Topics include:

  • You should never fire 5.56 ammo in a .223 chamber…right? What would happen if you did?
  • How are .223 and 5.56 Ammunition Different?
  • .223 Chambers, 5.56mm Chambers, Everything In Between – And Beyond
  • How I Tested Maximum Average Pressures
  • What Happens When You Fire 5.56 Ammo in a .223 Chamber?
  • Shouldn’t Your Rifle Have Blown Up?
  • Don’t Hammer Forged Barrels Have Perfect Chambers?
  • Which Ammo or Chamber Should I Buy?
Full Article With Videos: 5.56 vs .223 – What You Know May Be Wrong

Related Story: Tacticool

Friday, June 22, 2012

Will the Violent Death of the Supermassive Star Betelgeuse Impact Earth?



Will the Violent Death of the Supermassive Star Betelgeuse Impact Earth?

via The Daily Galaxy

Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars in the sky, could burst into its supernova phase and become as bright as a full moon - and last for as long as a year. The massive star is visible in the winter sky over most of the world as a bright, reddish star, could explode as a supernova anytime within the next 100,000 years.

The red giant, once so large it would reach out to Jupiter's orbit if placed in our own solar system, has shrunk by 15 percent over the past decade in a half, although it's just as bright as it's ever been."To see this change is very striking," said retired Berkeley physics professor Charles Townes, who won the 1964 Nobel Prize for inventing the laser. "We will be watching it carefully over the next few years to see if it will keep contracting or will go back up in size."

Betelgeuse, whose name derives from Arabic, is easily visible in the constellation Orion. It gave Michael Keaton's character his name in the movie "Beetlejuice" and was the home system of Galactic President Zaphod Beeblebrox in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." [full movie below!]

The pink arrow at the star on left labeled α indicates Betelgeuse in Orion. -- Wikimedia

Red giant stars are thought to have short, complicated and violent lifespans. Lasting at most a few million years, they quickly burn out their hydrogen fuel and then switch to helium, carbon and other elements in a series of partial collapses, refuelings and restarts.

Betelgeuse, which is thought to be reaching the end of its lifespan, may be experiencing one of those collapses as it switches from one element to another as nuclear-fusion fuel.

"We do not know why the star is shrinking," said Townes' Berkeley colleague Edward Wishnow. "Considering all that we know about galaxies and the distant universe, there are still lots of things we don't know about stars, including what happens as red giants near the ends of their lives."

If Betelgeuse goes nova, it could offer Earth's astronomers an up close look at how supernovae evolve and the physics that governs how they work. The problem is that is is not clear when that will happen. While stories have been circulating that the star could explode in 2012, the odds of that are actually quite small. Betelgeuse may explode tomorrow night, or it may not go nova until the year 100,000 A.D. It's impossible to know.* Betelgeuse is beyond the death beam distance -somwhere within 30 light years range- where it could do ultimate damage to Earth.The explosion won't do the Earth any harm, as a star has to be relatively close -- on the order of 25 light years -- to do that. Betelgeuse is about 600 light years distant.

Betelgeuse, one of the most luminous stars known and ten times the size of the Sun, is thought to be only 10 million years old. The more massive a star is the shorter its lifespan, which is why astronomers think it has an outside chance of exploding relatively soon.

Late in 2009 year astronomers witnessed the largest explosion ever recorded: a super giant star two hundred times bigger than the sun utterly obliterated by runaway thermonuclear reactions triggered by gamma ray-driven antimatter production. The resulting blast was visible for months because it unleashed a cloud of radioactive material over fifty times the size of our own star, giving off a nuclear fission glow visible from galaxies away.

The super-supernova SN2007bi is an example of a "pair-instability" breakdown, and that's like calling an atomic bomb a "plutonium-pressing" device. At sizes of around four megayottagrams (that's thirty-two zeros) giant stars are supported against gravitational collapse by gamma ray pressure. The hotter the core, the higher the energy of these gamma rays - but if they get too energetic, these gamma rays can begin pair production: creating an electron-positron matter-antimatter pair out of pure energy as they pass an atom. Yes, this does mean that the entire stellar core acts as a gigantic particle accelerator.

The antimatter annihilates with its opposite, as antimatter is wont to do, but the problem is that the speed of antimatter explosion - which is pretty damn fast - is still a critical delay in the gamma-pressure holding up the star. The outer layers sag in, compressing the core more, raising the temperature, making more energetic gamma rays even more likely to make antimatter and suddenly the whole star is a runaway nuclear reactor beyond the scale of the imagination. The entire thermonuclear core detonates at once, an atomic warhead that's not just bigger than the Sun - it's bigger than the Sun plus the mass of another ten close by stars.

The entire star explodes. No neutron star, no black hole, nothing left behind but an expanding cloud of newly radioactive material and empty space where once was the most massive item you can actually have without ripping space. The explosion alone triggers alchemy on a suprasolar scale, converting stars' worth of matter into new radioactive elements.* And we saw this. This really happened. Someday, somewhere, another massive explosion will occur and no one will be left to tweet it.

Certain rare stars -real killers -type 11 stars, are core-collapse hypernova that generate deadly gamma ray bursts (GRBs). These long burst objects release 1000 times the non-neutrino energy release of an ordinary "core-collapse" supernova. Concrete proof of the core-collapse GRB model came in 2003.

It was made possible in part to a fortuitously "nearby" burst whose location was distributed to astronomers by the Gamma-ray Burst Coordinates Network (GCN). On March 29, 2003, a burst went off close enough that the follow-up observations were decisive in solving the gamma-ray burst mystery. The optical spectrum of the afterglow was nearly identical to that of supernova SN1998bw. In addition, observations from x-ray satellites showed the same characteristic signature of "shocked" and "heated" oxygen that's also present in supernovae. Thus, astronomers were able to determine the "afterglow" light of a relatively close gamma-ray burst (located "just" 2 billion light years away) resembled a supernova.

It isn't known if every hypernova is associated with a GRB. However, astronomers estimate only about one out of 100,000 supernovae produce a hypernova. This works out to about one gamma-ray burst per day, which is in fact what is observed.

What is almost certain is that the core of the star involved in a given hypernova is massive enough to collapse into a black hole (rather than a neutron star). So every GRB detected is also the "birth cry" of a new black hole.

Scientists agree that new observations of T Pyxidis in the constellation Pyxis (the compass) using the International Ultraviolet Explorer satellite, indicate the white dwarf is part of a close binary system with a sun, and the pair are 3,260 light-years from Earth and much closer than the previous estimate of 6,000 light-years.

The white dwarf in the T Pyxidis system is a recurrent nova, which means it undergoes nova (thermonuclear) eruptions around every 20 years. The most recent known events were in 1967, 1944, 1920, 1902, and 1890. These explosions are nova rather than supernova events, and do not destroy the star, and have no effect on Earth. The astronomers do not know why the there has been a longer than usual interval since the last nova eruption.

Astronomers believe the nova explosions are the result of an increase of mass as the dwarf siphons off hydrogen-rich gases from its stellar companion. When the mass reaches a certain limit a nova is triggered. It is unknown whether there is a net gain or loss of mass during the siphoning/explosion cycle, but if the mass does build up the so-called Chandrasekhar Limit could be reached, and the dwarf would then become a Type 1a supernova. In this event the dwarf would collapse and detonate a massive explosion resulting in its total destruction. This type of supernova releases 10 million times the energy of a nova.

Observations of the white dwarf during the nova eruptions suggest its mass is increasing, and pictures from the Hubble telescope of shells of material expelled during the previous explosions support the view. Models estimate the white dwarf's mass could reach the Chandrasekhar Limit in around 10 million years or less.

According to the scientists the supernova would result in gamma radiation with an energy equivalent to 1,000 solar flares simultaneously - enough to threaten Earth by production of nitrous oxides that would damage and perhaps destroy the ozone layer. The supernova would be as bright as all the other stars in the Milky Way put together. One of the astronomers, Dr Edward Sion, from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, said the supernova could occur "soon" on the timescales familiar to astronomers and geologists, but this is a long time in the future in human terms.

Astronomers think supernova explosions closer than 100 light years from Earth would be catastrophic, but the effects of events further away are unclear and would depend on how powerful the supernova is. The research team postulate it could be close enough and powerful enough to damage Earth, possibly severely, although other researchers, such as Professor Fillipenko of the Berkeley Astronomy Department, disagree with the calculations and believe the supernova, if it occurred, would be unlikely to damage the planet.

Image at top of page: Using different state-of-the-art techniques on ESO's Very Large Telescope, two independent teams of astronomers obtained the sharpest ever views of the supergiant star Betelgeuse. They show that the star has a vast plume of gas almost as large as our Solar System and a gigantic bubble boiling on its surface. These discoveries provide important clues to help explain how these mammoths shed material at such a tremendous rate.

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Image credit: http://www.nightsky/ and ESO

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The Impending Economic Collapse with Survivalist James Wesley Rawles



"Things are going to come unglued in the next 24 months... " -- James Wesley Rawles




Related Stories: 20 Reasons Why America's Next Bank Holiday Will Be a Nightmare


James Wesley, Rawles: Buy Physical Silver [Now!]

Bank Run (The Movie is the Message)

FDIC Bank Watch List 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Baltic "UFO" Anomaly: "Strange Phenomenon" - Object Emits Mysterious EMP Shield!

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Millennium_Falcon
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The latest dive to the mysterious object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea yielded some very strange phenomenon.


Baltic Sea UFO: Area History And Wild Theories

This video presents some significant apsects to the so-called "Baltic Sea UFO" that was recently discovered by shipwreck treasure hunters. This specific location has been known for mass-sightings and mass-witnesses more than once in the past. Please visit the links below for more information and, as always, please leave your insightful and polite comments.

CNN Link 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6WKRZUOkZk&feature=player_embedded

CNN Link 2:
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/28/world/europe/swedish-shipwreck-hunters/inde...

UFO Hunters "Operation Mainbrace" Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBXOBAiglIc&feature=player_embedded

Ancient UFO Battles Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufj1rgrGxCE

FOX News Link from August 2011:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkTtVuNqszo

NAZI UFOs Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHl4iQBdcrU

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Jump to Lightspeed

"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova, and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?" -― Han Solo, to Luke Skywalker

Bank Run (The Movie is the Message)



Joe learns that Virginia City's banker, Harrison, is instigating a fake panic on the bank so he can foreclose on a mining operation and make some quick money. To thwart his plan, Joe and Hoss "rob" the bank to keep the depositors from getting the shaft. Having not thought the plan all the way through, the two Cartwrights find themselves wanted men.

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MOODY’S DOWNGRADES GLOBAL BANKS By Eric Platt | Jun. 21, 2012, 5:30 PM

UPDATE:
Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the long-term credit ratings of 15 major U.S., Canadian, and European banks today after markets in New York closed.
Of the 15 firms downgraded this afternoon, none were hit more than Moody’s originally said was possible when it placed them on review in February.
The action will likely force many of the banks targeted post additional collateral against trades held on their books.
Below, a summary of the major ratings action taken.
Cut One Notch:
• HSBC downgraded to Aa3 from Aa2
• Lloyds TSB downgraded to A2 from A1
• RBS downgraded to Baa1 from A3
• Societe Generale downgraded to A2 from A1
Cut Two Notches:
• Bank of America downgraded to Baa2 from Baa1
• BNP Paribas downgraded to A2 from Aa3
• Barclays downgraded to A3 from A1
• Citigroup downgraded to Baa2 from A3
• Credit Agricole downgraded to to A2 from Aa3
• Goldman Sachs downgraded to A3 from A1
• JP Morgan Chase downgraded to A2 from Aa3
• Morgan Stanley downgraded to Baa1 from A2
• RBC downgraded to Aa3 from Aa1
• UBS downgraded to A2 from Aa3
Cut Three Notches:
• Credit Suisse downgraded to (P)A2 from (P)Aa2
In February, Moody’s also placed Nomura and Macquarie credit ratings on watch for downgrade. However, the agency took action before today, lowering Nomura and Macquarie by one level each, to Baa3 and A2, respectively.
Perhaps the best news of the downgrade came to Morgan Stanley, which was on review for a downgrade by as much as three levels. Shares in the bank are up more than three percent in after-hours trade.
Analysts estimated that the company could be forced to post more than $5 billion in collateral if it was hit by a downgrade to Baa2.
In a short statement after Moody’s announced its cuts, Morgan said it had made clear progress, particularly with its Mitsubishi UFJ partnership.
"We believe the ratings still do not fully reflect the key strategic actions we have taken in recent years," the company said.
More…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What if Stuxnet rebounds on us? U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack



What if Stuxnet rebounds on us? U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack

By John Koetsier via Venture Beat

Thirty percent of the world’s nuclear power is produced in the United States at 104 reactors concentrated on the Eastern seaboard. What if the Flame and Stuxnet viruses that wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear efforts were repurposed by unfriendly nations to attack the U.S.?
Recent stories have come out showing how the Flame (a virus that can hijack PCs by spoofing Windows Update) and Stuxnet viruses are connected, that they are some of most sophisticated malware ever found, and that they could be adapted by other hackers for future attacks.

Now CNet is reporting that senior security specialists are worried about the digital signatures that protect vital systems in key U.S. power plants. Digital signatures are encrypted codes that can be used to verify that messages — or commands — are accurate and sent from approved, authenticated sources. They’re currently used to guard vital infrastructure control computers against unauthorized access.

Stuxnet used faked, or illegally obtained digital signatures to avoid detection by anti-virus security software when it was introduced into computers that controlled how Iran was refining uranium. Once in, Stuxnet then subtly introduced errors into those processes, damaging the refining equipment, and slowing Iran’s bomb-building project.

NRC regions and locations of nuclear reactors, 2008

What if other nations used code based on Stuxnet, and either cracked or stolen digital signatures to do similar things to the United States? An extreme nightmare scenario could be a rogue nation that shuts down cooling pumps at a power generating station, or mis-reports temperature and pressure conditions in a reactor core.

This is unlikely, but security specialists are worried enough to be complaining to the North American Energy Standards Board, which develops standards for the energy production industry in the U.S. and Canada. The problem they see is that the digital signatures that are currently in use to protect access to American power plants’ computers, provided by Oati and GlobalSign, have too long a lifespan: 30 years.

30 years is an eon in computer time, and codes that are uncrackable now may very well be crackable in the future.

Other cryptographic algorithms have been shown to have security issues, such as MD5. It seems rational to assume that future decryption technologies will be able to decode present-day digital signature technologies — particularly if we ever get a practical, working quantum computer.
The proposed solution is to only issue certificates with a shorter life-span, perhaps five years. At the very least, this would ensure a security upgrade twice a decade.

Of course, this is not the only attack vector. The continental electrical grid has already been penetrated by rogue or state-sponsored hackers. A dedicated and massive security effort is urgently needed to ensure that cyber-warfare doesn’t turn out to be the double-edged weapon it certainly resembles now. ###

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The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived



"Everything I did, I did for mankind." -- Nikola Tesla

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What follows is one of the most amazing presentations that I have ever seen. Enjoy! - c



Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells a visually arresting story about Nikola Tesla -- called "the greatest geek who ever lived" -- from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.

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Related: all covertress' posts on Nikola Tesla (it takes a geek to love one)

Happy Solstice

Photograph by David Mercado, Reuters
Happy Solstice via Space Weather

Today, the sun crosses the celestial equator heading south. The moment of crossing or "solstice" occurs at 7:09 pm EDT and marks the beginning of northern summer. This is the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Meanwhile In the Southern Hemisphere, winter begins. Happy solstice!

Indian New Year via National Geographic

Bolivian indigenous people celebrate sunrise (above) during a winter solstice ceremony in Tiwanaku, about 44 miles (70 kilometers) from the capital of La Paz, on Monday (solstice 2010). In the Southern Hemisphere, the June solstice is the first day of winter, since that part of Earth is tilted farthest from the sun. The winter solstice coincides with the start of the New Year for South America's Aymara Indians.

Photo by Rijk-Jan Koppejan
Solstice in a Soda Can via Space Weather

To commemorate the 2012 summer solstice, astronomer Rijk-Jan Koppejan has made an image (above) of the sun--with an exposure time of six months. Every day from Dec. 2011 to June 2012, he used a solargraph to record the sun's motion across the skies of his observatory in Middelburg, the Netherlands.

A solargraph is a simple pinhole camera made from a soda or beer can lined with a piece of photographic paper. Koppejan deployed his solargraph in time to record last December's solstice (the lowest track in the image) and let it continue passively recording until June 19, 2012.
"Here in the Netherlands we think we didn't have much sunlight the last 6 months, but looking at this picture it wasn't too bad after all!" Koppejan says.

6-month Solargraph How-to Guides: #1, #2, #3


Photo by sawdevcin

Summer Solstice... fire on the beach

Mt Rainier in background, Olympia (Westside), Washington State. "Fiery Horse-head over Peek of Mt Rainier" at sunset.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Global Disaster Predicted by Remote Viewers and Clif High



June 16, 2012 - "now we know - disaster dates, and how applicable, and validated for early 2013 - LISTEN, and then, validate, and if you accept, Take Action while there is time!" -- Clif High

This is the page Clif mentions:


Clif describes a coming Global Coastal Event that appears as a large Displacement Wave, likely precipitated by an Asteroid or Meteors. The largest point of displacement is in the Southern Hemisphere. (Remote viewers have seen the complete destruction of the Sydney Opera House.)

Also discussed is The Data Gap, which Clif said began with the Arab Spring (civil uprisings around the world) as those affected countries began to turn off the Internet. This will increase in July of this year, with the largest gap occurring in February, APRIL, May 2013.

Major Ed Dames' Solar Kill Shot, Plasma Events and The Carrington Event, TPTB (won't survive in their hidie holes) are also mentioned.


Clif's new future report, The Shape of Things to Come, Volume 1, Issue 0 is available now at:





This presentation by Courtney Brown, Ph.D. from The Farsight Institute was made at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration on 11 June 2010 in Boulder, Colorado. Courtney Brown presents a theory and data exploring the idea of describing the future with respect to multiple realities or alternate timelines. The remote-viewing data constitute one of the largest collections of such data for a single project using structured remote-viewing platforms that were developed by the U.S. military. Two timelines are explored, with both suggesting potentially catastrophic climatic change by June 2013.

WHistle Blower Radio - Kerry Cassidy-with guest Courtney Brown - furture visions and remote viewing.

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Panetta Warns of Cyber Pearl Harbor: ‘The Capability to Paralyze This Country Is There Now’



Referring to a potential cyberattack against the United States, Sen. Lindsey Graham asked, "... I think, that there's a Pearl Harbor in the making here. You're talking about shutting down financial systems, releasing chemicals from chemical plants, releasing water from dams, shutting down power systems that can affect the very survival of the nation. What's the likelihood in the next five years that one of these major events will occur?"

Panetta answered, "All I can tell you is that technologically the capability to paralyze this country is there now."

Read More: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/panetta-warns-cyber-pearl-harbor-capability-paralyze-country-there-now

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

James Wesley, Rawles: Buy Physical Silver [Now!]


"The current liquidity crisis on the southern periphery of the Eurozone now appears likely to spread to all of Europe, and then globally. There are already quiet electronic bank runs in progress in Greece and Spain. On Monday, a bank "holiday" was announced in Italy. More bank runs will likely follow. As of today, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, I strongly urge all SurvivalBlog readers to immediately draw down their checking accounts and liquidate their CDs, passbook savings accounts, and most of the their stocks to buy tangibles. If you already own a retreat, an honest one year storage food supply, and a battery of firearms with ammo and plenty of magazines, then go ahead and buy physical silver. (But don't neglect investing in those crucial "Beans, Bullets and Band-Aids" first.) With spot silver presently under $28.70, this is an ideal time to get out of paper and into tangibles." -- James Wesley, Rawles - SurvivalBlog.com

Related:  The 'Big Reset' Is Coming: Here Is What To Do

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The Chinese Wheelbarrow



The Chinese wheelbarrow - which was driven by human labour, beasts of burden and wind power - was of a different design than its European counterpart. By placing a large wheel in the middle of the vehicle instead of a smaller wheel in front, one could easily carry three to six times as much weight than if using a European wheelbarrow.

The one-wheeled vehicle appeared around the time the extensive Ancient Chinese road infrastructure began to disintegrate. Instead of holding on to carts, wagons and wide paved roads, the Chinese turned their focus to a much more easily maintainable network of narrow paths designed for wheelbarrows. The Europeans, faced with similar problems at the time, did not adapt and subsequently lost the option of smooth land transportation for almost one thousand years.

Read more: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/12/the-chinese-wheelbarrow.html

Highest-Energy Light Ever Detected from a Solar Flare


Fermi Detects Gamma Rays from a Solar Flare 
  
During a powerful solar blast in March, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the highest-energy light ever associated with an eruption on the sun. The discovery heralds Fermi's new role as a solar observatory, a powerful new tool for understanding solar outbursts during the sun's maximum period of activity.

"For most of Fermi's four years in orbit, its Large Area Telescope (LAT) saw the sun as a faint, steady gamma-ray source thanks to the impacts of high-speed particles called cosmic rays," said Nicola Omodei, an astrophysicist at Stanford University in California. "Now we're beginning to see what the sun itself can do."

A solar flare is an explosive blast of light and charged particles. The powerful March 7 flare, which earned a classification of X5.4 based on the peak intensity of its X-rays, is the strongest eruption so far observed by Fermi's LAT. The flare produced such an outpouring of gamma rays -- a form of light with even greater energy than X-rays -- that the sun briefly became the brightest object in the gamma-ray sky.

At the flare's peak, the LAT detected gamma rays with two billion times the energy of visible light, or about 4 billion electron volts (GeV), easily setting a record for the highest-energy light ever detected during or just after a solar flare. The flux of high-energy gamma rays, defined as those with energies beyond 100 million electron volts (MeV), was 1,000 times greater than the sun's steady output.
The March 7 flare also is notable for the persistence of its gamma-ray emission. Fermi's LAT detected high-energy gamma rays for about 20 hours, two and a half times longer than any event on record.

Additionally, the event marks the first time a greater-than-100-MeV gamma-ray source has been localized to the sun's disk, thanks to the LAT's keen angular resolution.

Flares and other eruptive solar events produce gamma rays by accelerating charged particles, which then collide with matter in the sun's atmosphere and visible surface. For instance, interactions among protons result in short-lived subatomic particles called pions, which produce high-energy gamma rays when they decay. Nuclei excited by collisions with lower-energy ions give off characteristic gamma rays as they settle down. Accelerated electrons emit gamma rays as they collide with protons and atomic nuclei.

Solar eruptions are now on the rise as the sun progresses toward the peak of its roughly 11-year-long activity cycle, now expected in mid-2013.

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CHANCE OF FLARES: NOAA forcasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class solar flares today as a phalanx of sunspots turns toward Earth. The most likely source of geoeffective eruptions is sunspot AR1504, which has grown into an active region almost 10 times wider than Earth. Solar flare alerts: text, voice.

As predicted, the sunspot has flared. Magnetic fields above AR1504 erupted on June 13th at 1319 UT, producing a long-duration M1-class solar flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme UV glow of the blast:


The ongoing explosion is taking hours to unfold, which means it is very powerful despite its middling M1-peak. Long duration flares often hurl coronal mass ejections (CMEs) into space, and this one is probably no exception. Stay tuned for updates about a possible Earth-directed CME.-- Space Weather

A Simple Home Remedy for Strep Throat

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

10 Camel Reward for "Information Leading to Obama"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dear EU, That money you thought you had...


Halfpasthuman - ok, who's got their foot in the door?


23:00 in

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Largest Solar Flare Ever? - Mysterious Radiation Burst Recorded in Tree Rings

Cyclic Universe Makes M-Theory Look Good - Bye Bye Big Bang?

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2012/06/image-of-the-day-evidence-of-a-past-universe-circular-paterns-in-the-cosmic-microwave-background-.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheDailyGalaxyNewsFromPlanetEarthBeyond+%28The+Daily+Galaxy+--Great+Discoveries+Channel%3A+Sci%2C+Space%2C+Tech.%29