Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00 CDT
US soldiers gather near a destroyed vehicle and protect their faces from rotor wash, as their wounded comrades are airlifted by a Medevac helicopter in Kandahar on August 23. The Pentagon has wasted more than $30 billion on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan due to shoddy management and a lack of competition, an independent inquiry said Monday
The Pentagon has wasted more than $30 billion on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan due to shoddy management and a lack of competition, an independent inquiry said Monday.
CERN Experiment Confirms Cosmic Rays Influence Clouds – Global Warming Next?
2011 08 29
By Andrew Orlowski | TheRegister.co.uk
CERN’s 8,000 scientists may not be able to find the hypothetical Higgs boson, but they have made an important contribution to climate physics, prompting climate models to be revised.
The first results from the lab’s CLOUD (“Cosmics Leaving OUtdoor Droplets”) experiment published in Nature today confirm that cosmic rays spur the formation of clouds through ion-induced nucleation. Current thinking posits that half of the Earth’s clouds are formed through nucleation. The paper is entitled Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation.
You decide for yourself… Strange times
Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control.
When algorithms control the world
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck in Virginia and was felt in New York and Washington D.C. today was a rare event for the east coast.
But the shaking was believed to be so widespread because the tremors of the quake were shallow at between one and four miles deep.
It’s the strongest quake to hit the Virginia area since 1897 – and resulted in buildings such as the Capitol and Pentagon being evacuated.
The quake’s severity was ’highly unusual’, one Brown University professor said, although it was in an area known for smaller quakes and it spread because of accommodating terrain.
’This is the largest earthquake by far that I am aware of occurring there in recent history,’ seismology professor Karen Fisher said.
The wide spread of the shockwaves was common for the east coast – which is largely due to the difference in the terrain, research seismologist Peggy Hellweg said in California.
’(California’s) ground is all of this chopped-up stuff – like a pile of marbles,’ she said, which means that the waves from a quake don’t spread out that far.
But in eastern America, ’what you’ve got there is gorgeous bedrock (and) the waves propagate beautifully.’
In addition, there is a difference in plate tectonics because the west coast is over the boundary between the North American and the Pacific.
She said in the East, ’There’s no driving engine in terms of the two plates sliding past each other – so that’s why it’s much more unusual.’
This is the Official Online (Youtube) Release of “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” by Peter Joseph. [30 subtitles ADDED!]
On Jan. 15th, 2011, “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” was released theatrically to sold out crowds in 60 countries; 31 languages; 295 cities and 341 Venues. It has been noted as the largest non-profit independent film release in history.
This is a non-commercial work and is available online for free viewing and no restrictions apply to uploading/download/posting/linking – as long as no money is exchanged.
A Free DVD Torrent of the full 2 hr and 42 min film in 30 languages is also made available through the main website [below], with instructions on how one can download and burn the movie to DVD themselves. His other films are also freely available in this format.
Broad areas around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could soon be declared uninhabitable, perhaps for decades, after a government survey found radioactive contamination that far exceeded safe levels, several major media outlets said Monday.
The formal announcement, expected from the government in coming days, would be the first official recognition that the March accident could force the long-term depopulation of communities near the plant.
The government is expected to tell many of these residents that they will not be permitted to return to their homes for an indefinite period. Read more at link below.
9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out: The powerful new documentary film by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Watch the four-minute trailer now. Then share it with all your friends via Facebook, email, anyway you can.
Presidential candidate responds to question about detention camps for civil unrest
In a response to a question asked by Infowars correspondent Robert Wanek at Iowa State University during the recent Ames straw poll, Ron Paul said that the federal government was preparing for civil unrest and martial law in the United States. Read More at Infowars.com
“Presented here are the first glimpses of Episode Three in the series “Symbols of an Alien Sky.”