Friday, August 15, 2003

Global population forecast falls

Fast-falling birth rates and rising AIDS deaths are stifling the population explosion - and could lead to a decline in global population in the second half of the 21st century.

In new forecasts released on Wednesday evening, UN demographers cut 400 million from their best estimate of the world's population in 2050. Joseph Chamie, the head of the UN population division in New York, said he now expected 8.9 billion people on Earth in 2050, rather than the 9.3 billion that he forecast in 2002. The current figure is 6.3 billion.

The 400-million reduction equates to the current populations of the US, Canada and Mexico combined. Chamie said half arose from birth rates falling faster than expected and the other half was due to rising forecasts of the death toll from AIDS. "HIV/AIDS is a disease of mass destruction," he said.

The new population projections stretch to the year 2050, but not beyond. However, he warned that "fertility rates will be below replacement levels in three-quarters of the world by 2050". The great majority of women worldwide will be having fewer than two children.


"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?" - Maurice Strong, United Nations Head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro
Documents: Arnold Schwarzenegger's dad was a Nazi storm trooper in WWII

One document in particular shows that Gustav Schwarzenegger was indeed a member of the Sturmabteilungen, also known as the "storm troopers" or "brown shirts." He joined the SA on May 1, 1939, according to the entry in the archive file — about six months after the storm-troopers helped launch Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, when Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues were attacked across Germany and Austria and thousands of Jews were hauled off to concentration camps.


What! Joe Kennedy, Sr. was Nazi sympathizer ...

...Let's review. Joe Kennedy, Sr. a Nazi sympathizer, this was known. He was also a known anti-Semite. FDR was so embarrassed by his flirtation with Nazism, he yanked Joe Kennedy Jr. back to the U.S. after having made him U.S. ambassador to the UK. Now, does anybody mention this when talking about Ted Kennedy? Did anyone mention this when JFK ran for president? No. I'm not saying that it's the same thing but it does further expose the media's vicious hate of Republicans, even liberal Republicans like Schwarzenegger.

By the way, you know, it's the libs who love the UN, and it was Kurt Waldheim who headed the UN. They ought to love Kurt Waldheim. I mean it's true, his Nazi past was discovered later, but that doesn't explain the continuing liberal love affair with the UN, even though countries like Libya and Syria and terrorist states like them play big roles at the UN. I mean Howard Dean and John Kerry think that these regimes have the moral authority to dictate U.S. foreign policy, because of their positions at the UN. I mean it's amazing, though, isn't it, folks?


UFOs vs. UAVs: How to Tell Friend from Faux

Homeland Security head, Tom Ridge, has said his department is considering the use of UAVs to monitor U.S. borders "very seriously" and plans to work with the Department of Defense in evaluating the robot planes for this task by year's end.

Robert Bonner, Department of Homeland Security's commissioner of customs and border protection, told Congress in June that UAVs could offer a unique service. "UAVs may well be a good answer for stretches of the border that do not have enough sensor protection," he said.

Spotting border penetration by terrorists, or catching a view of illegal immigrants, are among feasible duties for UAVs, their surveillance and interception capabilities having been showcased in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) study groups say that one by-product in using any UAV the expected rise in flying saucer sightings. To the uneducated eye, UAVs just look weird.

Tracker helps parents locate children

A new mobile phone tracking service that can pinpoint the phone user's location to within 50 metres in central London has been launched.

Called MapaMobile, it allows parents to sign up their children's phone. They can then track their location at any time from a PC, landline or their own mobile phone, and receive a text message telling them exactly where the phone is.

The phone user has no idea their location is being checked, although they are regularly reminded that they are signed up to the service via text message to prevent any misuse.

Draft text of VICTORY Act

Measures in the 89-page draft include:
*Creation of a new category of crime called "Narco-terrorism."

*Radical expansion of asset forfeiture powers for the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.

*Expansion of the definition of money-laundering to several kinds of transactions, including offshore banking as a means of tax evasion.

*Creation of a ludicrous new "crime" of "reverse money-laundering."

*Longer jail terms for a number of nonviolent drug and nondrug offenses.

*Expanded opportunities for judge-shopping in wiretap cases.

*Expansion of nonjudicial "administrative subpoenas" for "terrorism" investigations as broadly defined in the USA PATRIOT Act.


Thursday, August 14, 2003

Breaking News!!!!!!!!!!

National Guard and Reserve Mobilized as of Aug. 13, 2003

This week, the Air Force announces a slight increase of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization. The Army and Navy each announce a decrease. The Marine Corps reports no change. The net collective result is 271 fewer reservists than last week.

At any given time, services may mobilize some units and individuals while demobilizing others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. Total number currently on active duty in support of the partial mobilization for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 133,188; Naval Reserve 6,353; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 28,042; Marine Corps Reserve, 18,995; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 2,162. This brings the total Reserve and National Guard on active duty to 188,740 including both units and individual augmentees.

A cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve who are currently on active duty can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2003/d20030813ngr.pdf.

US military pioneers death ray bomb

American military scientists are developing a weapon which kills by delivering an enormous burst of high-energy gamma rays, it is claimed today.
The bomb, which produces little fallout, blurs the distinction between conventional and nuclear weapons, and experts have already warned it could spark a new arms race. The science behind the gamma ray bomb is still in its infancy, and technical problems mean it could be decades before the devices are developed. But the Pentagon is taking the project seriously.

The plans are getting under way at a time when the Bush administration is seeking ways to expand its arsenal of unconventional weapons, and could well fuel charges that Washington risks triggering a new arms race.



Scientists have historically dismissed talk of antigravity machines as utter nonsense. But at a rare, closed-door conference at NASA's Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, scientists representing major universities, national weapons laboratories, defense contractors and the corporate research and development community gathered to hear a detailed account of the space agency's progress in attempting to build a machine that once seemed beyond the bounds of possibility.

In a surprising departure from its long-standing policy of openness, NASA did not invite the press to the conference. However, after interviews with attendees, POPULAR MECHANICS has learned that a group of researchers at NASA's Marshall Manned Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has nearly completed building a device that could make it possible to reduce gravitational attractions in its immediate vicinity. Part of the reason for the secrecy is that the very thought of such a machine defies conventional scientific wisdom.

Human shields face 12 years' jail for visiting Iraq

Anti-war activists who visited Iraq before the US invasion have discovered that they could face up to 12 years in prison and $1m in fines.
Although travel firms now tout adventure tours to a country that is a temporary home to 150,000 US troops, scores of American protesters have been warned they risk fines or imprisonment for violating a prewar travel ban.

During the past few weeks a retired schoolteacher in her 60s and a number of other activists have received warnings from the US treasury that they could face punishment for travelling to Iraq.

"When I came back from Iraq I had a letter from the treasury threatening up to 12 years in prison and up to $1m [£620,000] in fines," said Faith Fippinger, 62.


Is Bush getting apocalyptic advice?

Is the Bush administration turning to a televangelist doomsayer for political predictions? Apocalyptic preacher Jack Van Impe is claiming that he was contacted by Condoleezza Rice’s office and the White House Office of Public Liaison for an “outline” of his take on world events.


Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie
An Effective, Low-Cost Solution To Combating Mind-Control

Paraterrestrials (also referred to as "aliens" in the popular literature) are known to use psychotronic means of mind control to inculcate humanity to accept their evil agendas. AFDBs will work just as well against these signals as they do against human government and corporate ones.

Besides engaging in mind control, paraterrestrials are also known to conduct abductions of humans for unknown reasons (most likely for medical experiments). Most paraterrestrials that engage in abductions are too scrawny to lift humans with their arms, and so instead rely on technological means to move the abductee from his or her bed or pickup truck to the waiting UFO. Their desire to keep their subject unscathed during transit rules out their use of robotic type technologies and also requires that they restrain the abductee's movements. Research has shown that paraterrestrial abductors levitate their subject using some sort of controlled electromagnetic field, while at the same time using psychotronics to keep the subject immobile.

Draconians/Reptilians Overlords.

The reptilian Ari-An race has made several attempts to overthrow the present power on Earth. In the early 20th century, the world-wide Aryan movement nearly succeeded in conquering the entire "docile" world. If, as the author suggests, they are continuing in their efforts, new movements in the supremacy groups will appear. Reptiles will appear in all aspects of the media as friendly or heroic beings, fighting on man's behalf. Reptilian superheroes will become children's role models.

Religious uprisings have been staged throughout Earth's history by the Sirians. The Inquisition, the Papal Wars, the numerous "Messiahs" and the "Miracle Sightings" were engineered by them to bring mankind back into their influence. If they, too, are trying to take over the Earth as the author suggests, then a return to fundamentalism will also occur, as will the increasing appearance of angels and miraculous occurrences.

Patterns show on-going efforts to direct the people of Planet Earth and also predict upcoming events: Mankind will soon be surrounded with images of asteroids and falling fiery comets. Black pigs will be seen everywhere as will angelic figures and miracles. Dinosaurs will become children's heroes and violence will be the foundation of their play. New airborne diseases, immune to existing treatments, will surface. NASA will be rendered weak and impotent, if not terminated.

A galactic war of conquest rages over our heads. Earth -- and Man -- are the prize.

David Icke's web site talks all about how Draconians/Reptilians. An alien race rules the Earth from underground bases.

MANY many millions of years ago in a galaxy far far away there lived (and still are) a group of beings who look exactly like reptoids, otherwise known as Lizards. These are not the usual Lizards as earth Humans think of that skitter here and there and run on the ground, but real live, like alligators, 6ft to 8ft. tall, walk upright, with humanoid faces and are cunningly intelligent. Intelligent enough to design and use very advanced space ships that take them to any galaxies they desire. These Reptoids are so advanced they created other beings, for the express purpose to do their bidding. And, these created beings have their own space craft, built by the Reptoids, to roam about in. These created beings are called "Greys". To explain the relationship of Humans to the Reptoids and this specific time (The Millennium):

David Icke

These two clay Reptilian beings date from the 4th century B.C.


In our galaxy are billions of Star Beings. Humanoid races are the rule, not the exception. These races descended from many life forms: reptiles, insects, dinosaurs, birds and other life forms mankind cannot begin to imagine.

One of the oldest Star Races in this sector of the universe is the reptilian Ari-An which descended from dinosaur ancestors in the star system of Orion. Ruled by Queens, they created the most powerful empire in this galaxy. Ari-An warriors were unmatched for ferocity and bravery, and the Ari-An Empire was unmatched in power and size.

Millions of years of countless battles had allowed this Empire to develop advanced war strategies. Among these, the Ari-An practiced "conditioning" or "reprogramming" to control conquered populations and make them assets rather than liabilities. Enemies became obedient servants of the reptilian queens' throne. In this way, the Ari-Ans eliminated resistance.

An unexpected evolution of another race in the star system Sirius posed a threat to the Ari-An Empire. Though not as old or as advanced as the reptilians, the warriors of the Kanus Empire, a doglike race (similar to wolves) made up for any lack with their fierceness. Even the most disciplined of the Ari-An warriors feared these vicious and barbaric Sirian warriors, who stopped to devour the flesh of their enemies on the battlefield.

Rapid advancement of the Sirian warriors threatened the very existence of the Ari-An Empire. As a result, the queens approached the Sirian kings to offer an alliance. A treaty was agreed upon that delineated which sectors of the galaxy each empire was to rule and, for a time, the warriors of both empires fought side-by-side.

There is weeks of reading on this subject and I would guess a half million people believe this stuff to be fact. Adam and Eve were tricked into eating the apple by a talking reptilian kritter. Life has been hard ever after this happened. *shakes fist at Lizards*

Decades of devastation ahead as global warming melts the Alps

In the end more than 70 climbers had to be hauled from the slopes of the Matterhorn, in Switzerland, on Monday - one of the biggest mass rescues in mountaineering history - as rockfalls battered its ridges and valleys. Those climbing its slopes could have been forgiven for thinking the crown jewel of the Alps had started falling apart under their feet.

And they would not have been far wrong - for scientists now believe global warming is melting the Alps, threatening widespread devastation over the next two decades.


Mississippi school district installs Web cams in every hallway and classroom

Students in Biloxi public schools started classes this week under the watchful eye of Webcams that will keep track of every classroom and hallway.

School and security officials said they believed Biloxi is one of the first districts in the nation to install cameras in every classroom.

Biloxi started installing the cameras two years ago, and now that the project is complete, there are more than 500 cameras in district schools, said Deputy Superintendent Robert Voles.

Racist faces jail under first British court order to ban use of a word

Free thought is illegal in England?

Michael Guilfoyle, 31, is believed to be the first person in the UK to be banned from using a particular word - "Paki" - under the terms of an anti-social behaviour order. He could also be prosecuted for behaving anti-socially or using insulting or abusive, including homophobic, language.

The lifelong order was imposed by magistrates in Manchester after Guilfoyle, of Ardwick, Manchester, made abusive phone calls to council officials about a housing application. In the calls, made in June, Guilfoyle called one officer a "Paki bitch" and another a "homo".


Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Ulysses spacecraft sees galactic dust on the rise

In the 1990s, this field, which is drawn out deep into space by the out-flowing solar wind, kept most of the stardust out. The most recent data, collected up to the end of 2002, shows that this magnetic shield has lost its protective power during the recent solar maximum.

In an upcoming publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research ESA scientist Markus Landgraf and his co-workers from the Max-Planck-Institute in Heidelberg report that about three times more stardust is now able to enter the Solar System.

The reason for the weakening of the Suns magnetic shield is the increased solar activity, which leads to a highly disordered field configuration. In the mid-1990s, during the last solar minimum, the Suns magnetic field resembled a dipole field with well-defined magnetic poles (North positive, South negative), very much like the Earth.

Space dust.

ID chips pressed into laundered clothes

The Laundry Transponder, from TI Radio Frequency Identification Systems, is a thin 13.56MHz radio frequency identification (RFID) chip with a circumference of 22mm that can be attached or sewn into fabric. Its plastic casing is capable of withstanding industrial cleaning processes, making it practical for dry cleaners to track items through to customer delivery.

Hidden Agenda behind the "War on Terrorism":
US Bombing of Afghanistan restores Trade in Narcotics

While oil and oil pipelines out of the Caspian sea basin were undoubtedly a factor, the bombing of Afghanistan also served to restore the multibillion drug trade, which is protected by the CIA.

Immediately following the installation of the US puppet government under Prime Minister Hamid Kharzai, opium production soared, regaining its historic levels. According to the UNDCP, opium cultivation increased by 657 % in 2002 (in relation to its 2001 level). In 2001, opium cultivation had fallen to an estimated 7606ha.(See table below). It is currently estimated by the UNDCP to be of the order of 45 000 -65 000ha.

In the immediate wake of September 11, the price of opium in Afghanistan increased three-fold. By early 2002, the price (dollar/kg) was almost ten times higher than in the year 2000.4


Tesco to snap every shopper

Smile, you have been tagged.

Tesco supermarket is testing a "Big Brother" anti-theft system which takes pictures of everyone buying high-value products in a bid to stop shoplifting.


'Smart-bomb' technology moving to China

I sure hated it when Clinton did this. Now Bush.

Pentagon brushes aside concerns national security will be threatened

Virus-Like Internet Infection Spreading

WASHINGTON - A virus-like infection that was the subject of urgent U.S. government and industry warnings spread rapidly Monday across the Internet, causing computers to mysteriously restart and coordinating an electronic attack against Microsoft Corp.

Security experts said the infection, which exploits an unusually dangerous flaw in Windows software, wasn't yet seriously disrupting Internet traffic but posed that risk as it was expected to continue spreading quickly overnight.

Nato takes over Afghanistan peacekeeping force

Nato on Monday embarked on a landmark mission when its took over the International Security and Assistance Force in Afghanistan (Isaf), marking the alliance's first operation outside Europe since it was established 54 years ago.

But diplomats on Sunday warned that once Nato consolidates its position in Kabul, it will come under increasing pressure from the United Nations and non-governmental organisations to change its mandate to allow it to go beyond the capital.

General Norbert van Heyst, the outgoing commander of the joint Dutch and German-led Isaf mission, said it would require at least 10,000 more troops if the mandate were changed. Several member states said they were already overstretched, with commitments to the Balkans, while Britain is engaged in Iraq.

Cool Site

This is a government site that list info on Current bills and also list roll calls.

September 11 - US Government accused

A Portugal-based investigative journalist has presented THE NEWS with version of the September 11th attacks that has to date failed to attract the attention of the international press. The report, compiled by an independent inquiry into the September 11th, World Trade Centre attack, warns the American public that the government’s official version of events does not stand up to scrutiny.

Japanese team to search for abominable snowman

TOKYO - Seven Japanese climbers are beginning a hunt for the abominable snowman.

The climbers will spend six weeks in Nepal trying to capture images of the legendary humanlike creature.

The team has 15 sensor-activated cameras they'll set up in an area where climbers have reported seeing large human-like footprints


Monday, August 11, 2003

The eyes of the beholder

VIRGINIA BEACH - The face-recognition camera system in use for about a year in Virginia Beach has not caught a single wanted person.

But city police say the system works - it's just that no one in the database of mug shots of wanted suspects has walked into the line of sight.

Police say the system is just a tool that helps them do their jobs. Civil libertarians see it as another blow to dwindling privacy rights.

Waste of money.
U.S. Fines Woman for Being 'Human Shield'

The U.S. Department of the Treasury said in a March letter to Faith Fippinger that she broke the law by crossing the Iraqi border before the war. Her travel to Iraq violated U.S. sanctions that prohibited American citizens from engaging in "virtually all direct or indirect commercial, financial or trade transactions with Iraq."

US soldier found dead in barracks

The thing that gets me is that more soldiers have dies from non-combat incidents that from combat. Hmmm?

A US soldier in Iraq with the 2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment has been found dead in the regiment's barracks, according to the US military's Central Command.

"The soldier was taken to the unit medical facilities but could not be resuscitated," it said in a statement.

It added that the cause of death was unknown and Saturday's incident was under investigation.

At least 61 American troops have now died in non-combat incidents since US President George W Bush declared major combat operations in Iraq over on May 1, while 56 US soldiers have been killed in guerrilla-style attacks.

Evidence of WMD coming soon

This is opinion. I say mark this and we'll see if by mid-September this comes true.

Kay has told his superiors he has found substantial evidence of biological weapons in Iraq, plus considerable missile development. He has been less successful in locating chemical weapons, and has not yet begun a substantial effort to locate progress toward nuclear arms.

Senior officials in the Bush administration believe Kay's weapons discoveries should have been revealed as they were made. However, a decision, approved by President Bush, was made to wait until more was discovered and then announce it--probably in September

Hong Kong store's Nazi theme sparks fury.

German and Israeli diplomats have lashed out at a Hong Kong fashion company for using swastikas and other Nazi party symbols in a clothing line and to decorate its chain of stores.


New Theory of Time Rattles Halls of Science.

The most famous paradox invented by Zeno, the Greek philosopher, is called "Achilles and the tortoise." A tortoise gets a 10-meter head start in a race against Achilles. Zeno says the tortoise can never be passed. His logic: When Achilles has run 10 meters, the tortoise will have moved a meter; Achilles goes another meter, and the tortoise crawls 10 more centimeters. The race continues in this ever-more boring and incremental fashion.

A related paradox, called the dichotomy, argues that you can never reach a goal. First you'll have to travel half the distance, then half that distance, and so on. You might as well stay home.

Reality is different, of course -- goals are reached and tortoises often lose. But philosophers and physicists have not been able to explain the paradoxes away.

Lynds claims the paradoxes result from an incorrect physical assumption from long ago. From ancient times to the present, philosophers and physicists have assumed that objects in motion have determined positions at any instant in time. It's not true, Lynds says.

"I'm surprised this hasn't been realized before," Lynds said, calling many aspects of his theory very simple.

"I think much of the difficulty is the result of us actually consciously thinking in the context of an instant of time, and projecting this onto the world around us," he said. "I also just think that people haven't thought to question it and assumed it was settled and beyond reproach."

Shaping of Hooks in New Caledonian Crows.

Now that is one smart Crow.

In the Brevia section of the 9 August 2002 issue of Science, Weir et al. report a remarkable observation: The toolmaking behavior of New Caledonian crows. In the experiments, a captive female crow, confronted with a task that required a curved tool (retrieving a food-containing bucket from a vertical pipe), spontaneously bent a piece of straight wire into a hooked shape -- and then repeated the behavior in nine out of ten subsequent trials. Though these crows are known to employ tools in the wild using natural materials, this bird had no prior training with the use of pliant materials such as wire -- a fact that makes its apparently spontaneous, highly specific problem-solving all the more interesting, and raises intriguing questions about the evolutionary preconditions for complex cognition. The crow's behavior was captured on an unusual video clip, available on Science Online

See paper.

French pilot will can 7 years for joking about a bomb.

Philippe Rivere, 50, was arrested Friday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Port Authority spokesman Tony Ciavolella said. Rivere was charged with falsely reporting an incident and could face up to seven years in prison.

Rivere, who was to co-pilot a flight from JFK to Paris Friday night, was going through a security checkpoint when he allegedly said he had a bomb in his shoe, Ciavolella said. Ciavolella would not say whether Rivere was joking.

After the arrest, Port Authority police determined there were no explosives in Rivere's shoes, Ciavolella said.

The Air France plane was also searched, and the flight was canceled. It left the airport Saturday morning. Rivere was in custody and awaiting arraignment Saturday afternoon.

A message left with an Air France spokesman in New York was not immediately returned Saturday.


Dead Microbiologists Linked To Ethno-Specific BioWeapons.

"The two American scientists he had worked with were Benito Que, 52, and Don Wiley, 57. Both microbiologists had been engaged in DNA sequencing that could provide "a genetic marker based on genetic profiling." The research could play an important role in developing weaponized pathogens to hit selected groups of humans"identifying them by race. Two years ago, both men were found dead, in circumstances never fully explained."


Sunday, August 10, 2003

Mark of the Beast?

Digital Angel Corp. Completes $2 Million Financing with Laurus Master Fund, Ltd, a Prominent New York Institutional Fund.

At least 3.5 Million Nigerians Live with HIV/AIDS

At least 3.5 million Nigerians have contracted HIV/AIDS since the first AIDS case was reported in the west African country two decades ago, a medical research worker said here Saturday.

Sounds like a fun place.

Death marches at double in Iraq but US public unaware

Since May 1, when President George Bush called an end to combat operations, 52 of his troops have been killed by hostile fire, according to Pentagon figures.

But the total of deaths from all causes is much higher at 112.

The other unreported cost of the war for the United States is the number of wounded - 827.

But unofficial figures put the total in the thousands. Many of the wounded have lost limbs.

The number of US combat deaths since the start of the war is 166, which is 19 more than the toll in the first Gulf war.

The passing of that benchmark last month scotched the perception that the US had scored an easy victory. The death toll this time is 248 when accidents and suicides are included.


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