AVA MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
Radiation Expert: "Sr-90 and Uranium and Particulates Will Be Building Up in the USA and Europe ... For Now I Think It Prudent To Stop Drinking Milk" ~ link
Waking Up to Economic Realities ~ link ~ Last week the financial markets were roiled by Standard & Poor's announcement that they will change their outlook on the fiscal health of the United States over the next two years from "stable" to "negative". The administration decried this decision as political. However, it seems the only political thing about this decision is the fact that it took so long. The Washington Post recently reported that the White House and the Treasury Department put tremendous pressure on S&P not to do this. However, if S&P made its ratings based on political pressures rather than economic reality, it would cease to have any relevance to the business community. Even if S&P delayed its announcement that the U.S. government bond market would be downgraded, at some point it would become obvious that the finances of this country are out of control and our leadership is out of touch. All credibility would be lost if S&P simply continued to assign U.S. debt a AAA rating.S&P noted in its announcement that negotiations among leaders in Washington to address deficit concerns did not sound promising, and expressed skepticism that politicians could agree to any viable budget compromise. Of course this has been obvious for years but in the midst of the current debate over raising the debt limit it is perhaps the wake-up call that Washington needs. For decades politicians and government officials have been able to maintain their denial about our real financial situation, patching the system together by passing emergency and supplemental funding bills, issuing more debt, and allowing the Federal Reserve and foreign creditors to paper over deficits with more monetary expansion. I've said many times the real day of reckoning comes when fiscal and monetary tricks no longer work and there are no buyers for our debt.
Why the Power of Mind Over Matter is Important ~ link ~ Have you ever wondered how powerful your mind really is? Have you ever considered that if one human can achieve the most amazing feats then we all possess the same potential?
There are indeed amazing feats of mind over matter like the Yogi in India who lives without food and water, the story of Coral Castle where one man cut and moved solid stones larger than those used in the pyramids, or the proven telekinetic powers of Nina Kulagina.
Medical Marijuana Becoming Blockbuster Drug - video ~ link ~ Medical marijuana is now a $1.7-billion market in the U.S. This means that sales of medical marijuana rival the annual revenue generated by Viagra, a $1.9-billion business.
US ups pressure on Syria ~ link ~ The United States hardened its tone on Syria's political crackdown on Monday, raising the prospect of targeted sanctions, but still declined to call for President Bashar al-Assad to go.
Washington also defended the presence of an American ambassador in Damascus, who only arrived after a six-year absence in January, as Assad's security forces deployed tanks and snipers, killing at least 25 people in a key town.
Man Says Cop Went Wild at a Horn Toot ~ link ~ A 61-year-old man says he suffered permanent nerve damage to his right hand when a hypersensitive city cop arrested him for tooting his car horn at her.
Larry Ballanger says he was stopped at a red light on his way to work, behind a squad car in the left-hand lane. Officer Cristina Henderson failed to move when the light changed; she appeared to be distracted by something in her passenger seat, Ballanger says in his federal complaint.
COLLAPSE PREPARATION 101: A NEWBIE INTRODUCTION AND CHECKLIST ~ link ~ As oil and food prices skyrocket, civil unrest erupts around the globe, and international tensions approach the breaking point, more people are awakening to the inevitable reality of systemic failure. As the nuclear situation in Japan worsens and a massive radiation leak looms on the horizon, our collective sense of urgency is heightened.
Million Dollar Men -- American Soldiers in Afghanistan ~ link ~ The government spends over a million dollars per annum per soldier in Afghanistan and after almost 10 years of occupation—the longest war in American history—the American public tactically accepts the responsibly of this enormous financial burden without question. Going back almost a decade it is imperative to understand and to appreciate why America finds herself in Afghanistan. We were told in November, 2001 by the New York Times in an opinion column entitled Liberating the Women of Afghanistan, that “the reclaimed freedom of Afghan women is a collateral benefit that Americans can celebrate.” It was another comical propaganda ploy at convincing us that America’s post-9/11 raison d'être was to help women in “uncovering their faces, looking for jobs, walking happily with female friends on the street and even hosting a news show on Afghan television.” Collateral benefits, yet no mention is made of the reality called collateral damage—the euphemism for killing innocent people—that the Women of Afghanistan would actually endure.
Living Economies: Learning from the Biosphere ~ link ~ My favorite definition of life comes from evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulies: “Life is matter with the capacity to choose.”
Is a Rogue Computer Virus Shutting Down Nuclear Plants Worldwide? ~ link ~ It is now common knowledge that the U.S. and Israel developed the Stuxnet computer virus in order to slow down Iran's nuclear program.
"That's the consequence that we have to face," he said, deliberately, while showing a map that marked Western countries (Israel not included) in green. "So unfortunately, the biggest number of targets for such attacks are not in the Middle East. They are in the United States, in Europe and in Japan. So all the green areas, these are your target-rich environments. We have to face the consquences and we better start to prepare right now."
It seems possible that he thinks Israel could use the worm against Western targets.
Media Distorts Truth To Propagandize For NATO-Backed War On Syria ~ link ~ Just like Libya, a civil war fought between a desperate regime and a western-backed force of Islamic militants is being misrepresented as a genocide against “pro-democracy” protesters in order to lay the groundwork for another contrived “humanitarian” war
Despite the fact that western media is completely cut off from entering Syria and therefore unable to verify reports of hundreds of murders carried out by security forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, grainy and often misconstrued YouTube videos have been cited as proof positive that Assad is overseeing a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, but a whistleblower living in Syria has contacted us to express his disbelief at such claims, dismissing them as little more than fabricated fairy-tales designed to law the groundwork for yet another NATO-backed military intervention based on contrived “humanitarian” grounds.
China hits back with report on U.S. human rights record ~ link ~ China retorted the U.S. criticism on its human rights situation by publishing a report of the U.S. human rights record on Sunday.
Something Odd Is Happening at Reactor Number 4 ~ link ~ To be clear, the Chernobyl figure is radiation released into the environment, while the reactor 4 figure is radiation within the containment vessel. I have seen no evidence to date that reactor 4 is leaking.This is especially odd given that reactor 4 was supposedly shut down prior to the earthquake for maintenance. In other words, reactor 4 was - according to official reports - shut down, and shouldn't have very much radiation at all. Something doesn't add up.
THE CARS ARE COMING OFF THE RAILS ~ link ~ APMEX, the American Precious Metals Exchange, has initiated reverse inquiries to all of its precious metal buyers offering to buy back silver and gold at above spot price. This means one of two things. Either APMEX is desperate to cover short positions or to conceal the fact that it has no physical metal to deliver.
The two non-governmental experts who wrote the report found that medical and psychological evaluations basically proved the allegations of torture and abuse going on at Gitmo.
The clashes have now spread to other areas.