June 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm #21632
Researchers at Lund University hospital were in for a surprise when they conducted a CT scan of a mummified Scandinavian bishop, and spotted the remains of a tiny fetus tucked under the bishop’s feet. The mummy belongs to Bishop Peder Winstrup, a prominent historical figure in Scandinavia who died in 1679. Archaeologists have been speculating as to the reason for the fetus’ placement in Winstrup’s coffin.June 24, 2015 at 8:41 am #21684
Giscard d’Estaing defended the “annexation of Crimea,” stating that the peninsula had always been Russian in the past. Furthermore, he said that the 2013-2014 Maidan protests and the subsequent overthrow of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych were orchestrated by the CIA, Hureaux said.
By saying these statements, which some consider controversial in the West, Giscard d’Estaing is swimming against the current of mainstream media, the author said.
The French political class is so paralyzed that nobody dares to criticize the country’s pro-US stance, as the last G7 Group meeting showed. Meanwhile, France itself is suffering, both politically and economically from President Francois Hollande’s decisions that are dictated to him from Washington, Hureaux said.June 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm #21685June 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm #21686
THE LIST OF paranoia-inducing threats to your computer’s security grows daily: Keyloggers, trojans, infected USB sticks, ransomware…and now the rogue falafel sandwich.June 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm #21687June 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm #21688
Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of MarijuanaJune 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm #21693
Saudi Arabia has a high rate of domestic consumption of oil to satisfy its electricity needs. The desert kingdom is planning to build around 20 nuclear reactors which would provide it with around 15 percent of total power in the next 20 years. If Saudi Arabia takes Russian assistance in developing its nuclear energy program, the quantum of investments could be in the range of $30 to $40 billion. On the other hand, Saudi Arabia might be interested in investing in Russia’s unconventional shale assets and deep water exploration.June 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm #21694
The Internet of Things — which is when various devices and appliances are hooked up to the internet — creates myriad new entries of attack, Kaspersky said in a recent interview with NBCNews.
“You call it internet of things; I call it internet of threats,” he said.
With a mobile phone, there’s one point of entry for hackers to access. With a computer, there’s another entry point. But with hundreds everyday devices becoming connected, there’s no telling what methods hackers will employ to gain access into people’s person gadgets.
On a smart TV, a hacker could display ransom messages, said Kaspersky to NBCNews. On a smart watch, an attacker could get access to private data. With each new connection comes myriad scenarios for attack, he concluded.
This warning comes amidst a potentially difficult time for smart home companies. According to a recent news note from Business Insider Intelligence, the smart home market is currently facing “a very bleak outlook.”June 26, 2015 at 5:49 pm #21695
A lawyer representing nine men who say they were abused by Greville Janner is calling for the publication of the independent review into the decision not to prosecute the former MP.
Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, is expected to reveal next week whether the formal review by an independent QC will reverse her decision not to charge Lord Janner with a string of sex offences in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.June 26, 2015 at 5:52 pm #21696
Essex Police are investigating 29 officers as the force undergoes an inquiry into its handling of 49 child abuse cases between 2011 and 2015.
Of the 29 present and former officers, six are being criminally investigated, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said.
There are 25 current and four former officers under investigation by the IPCC. Only two serving officers have been suspended. The rest have been placed on restricted duties.
The majority of the rest have been placed on restricted duties.The IPCC is looking into allegations of misconduct and perversion of the course of justice, with officers being investigated for alleged failures over victim safeguarding and problems with the investigation process.
There are also concerns about the honesty and integrity of officers over the way some investigations into child abuse were conducted.June 26, 2015 at 5:53 pm #21697June 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm #21698
Emails to Hillary contradict French tale on Libya war
French spies secretly organized and funded the Libyan rebels who defeated Moammar Gadhafi, according to confidential emails to Hillary Clinton that were made public on June 22.June 26, 2015 at 6:09 pm #21699
The Royal Society wants us to take its word that GM crops are safe and healthy, writes Steven Druker. But it refuses to retract its errors, apologise to those whose reputations it has impugned, or enter into constructive debate on the issue. To restore its scientific integrity, it must abide by its own motto.
GM wheat crop fails to repel bugs, £3m trial branded ‘a waste’June 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm #21700June 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm #21702
A new study has linked fracking to a higher incidence in infant mortality, perinatal mortality, low-weight births, premature births and cancer in infants and children.June 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm #21703
Britain’s second largest police force suppressed the release of a report detailing how criminal gangs were sexually grooming vulnerable young girls, over fears its findings would spark racial tensions ahead of Britain’s 2010 general election.
West Midlands Police were informed in 2010 that 139 girls – some of whom were only 13 years of age – were at serious risk of exploitation from groups of men. However, the force failed to issue a public alert or appeal for information.June 28, 2015 at 2:52 am #21704
Then shortly after an FDA raid on his clinic in Buford, Georgia, Dr. Bradstreet was suddenly found dead. The FDA – which continues to maintain that thimerosal is safe despite contrary evidence produced by him and other researchers – would not comment on why its agents visited his clinic. An investigation is ongoing and a fundraising effort has been set up by his brother “To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death of Dr Bradstreet, including an exhaustive investigation into the possibility of foul play.”June 28, 2015 at 9:47 am #21706
Hundreds of Saudi Soldiers, Commander Join Yemeni ForcesJune 28, 2015 at 9:59 am #21707
But what is Obama going to do about Crimea? Does he seriously believe that 1.2 million Crimean Russians could accept domination by Ukraine’s Poroshenko? There would be civil insurrection and mayhem if Ukraine took over the country as suggested by Obama. Obama’s claim, «Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organized, not outside the boundaries of international law but in careful cooperation with the UN and with Kosovo’s neighbours,» was rubbish, but was clear indication that he approves of UN-supervised independence plebiscites in territories whose citizens indicate that they wish to alter their circumstances of governance. Given the practicalities of his admirable moral stance, it is obvious that in order to clarify matters to his satisfaction he should propose another referendum in Crimea.June 28, 2015 at 10:00 am #21708
But this is misleading as well, since Saudi attitudes toward the kingdom’s own 15% Shi‘ite minority are deeply oppressive and seem to be getting worse. According to the Cambridge scholar Toby Matthiesen, for example, Saudi Shi‘ites are barred from the army and the National Guard as well as the top rungs of the government. State-mandated schoolbooks denounce them as “rejectionists” while, according to the independent scholar Mai Yamani, they cannot testify in court or marry a Sunni, and must put up with abuse from Wahhabi clerics who regularly preach that killing a Shi‘ite merits a greater heavenly reward than killing a Christian or a Jew.June 28, 2015 at 10:03 am #21709
My father was a communist, or so he called himself. He read the translated work of great communist and socialist thinkers, and passed on to me his own reading of what a socialist utopia could possibly be like. Living in a squalid refugee camp in Gaza, locked in by a heavily militarized sea to the west, and various Israeli ‘death zones’ everywhere else, a proletarian utopia was a great idea, where the peasants and the workers ruled unhindered.
Of course, there was a reason that made the fantasy particularly meaningful. Before the establishment of Israel on the ruins of historic Palestine, most Palestinians, who constituted the majority of the refugees after the war of 1948, were fellahin – or peasants. Following their forced expulsion into refugee camps, lacking land to cultivate, they became cheap laborers, especially after the war of 1967, where all of Palestine was colonized by Israel. No collective anywhere in the Middle East experienced such historical tension in a relatively short period of time as did the Palestinians.
My family, like numerous others, became peasants-turned-workers; in fact that marking became part of the refugees collective identity.
While the political manifestation of socialism failed in Palestine, socialist thinking prevailed: anti-elitist and revolutionary to the core. Even those who subscribe to other ideologies, including Islamic thinking, have been influenced one way or another by early Palestinian socialists.
But Palestinian revolutionary socialism, at its peak in the 1960s and 70s, was rather different from the ‘left’ I experienced living in the West. The latter seemed more detached, less risk-taking, driven by groupthink and lacking initiative. It was also patronizing.June 28, 2015 at 11:09 am #21710
Israel shoots four boys enjoying evening walk in GazaJune 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm #21712
Buenos Aires (AFP) – An Argentine judge Saturday ordered the seizure of $156 million and other assets from British and US oil companies looking for crude in waters off the disputed Falkland Islands.
Judge Lilian Herraez, based in the Tierra del Fuego region of southern Argentina, also ordered the firms to stop their exploration activities.
Argentina claims sovereignty over the British-controlled islands in the South Atlantic and the two countries went to war over them in 1982.
Animosity between Britain and Argentina over the islands has escalated sharply in recent years with the discovery of significant oil deposits offshore.
Herraez said the companies are operating in Argentine territorial waters, but it was not clear how Argentina would enforce the order seeking to seize the money and oil exploration equipment such as ships and a floating dike.June 28, 2015 at 1:33 pm #21713
A new consensus is emerging that bans on cannabis are counterproductive. Across the world, countries are legalizing its use for pleasure and medical treatment — but Germany still lags behind.June 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm #21714June 29, 2015 at 11:38 am #21717
We are encouraged to know that this conference will feature remarks by Pindo VP Biden and many other distinguished partners and allies and proud to share the stage with them.
Biden, a staunch defender and abetter of Israeli crimes as part of the Obama administration, was joined at the conference by Israeli war crimes fugitive Tzipi Livni.June 29, 2015 at 11:56 am #21718
How the Malaysian “Boeing” was shot downJune 30, 2015 at 10:23 pm #21723
Ever heard of John Henry Mackay? From Wikipedia:
“John Henry Mackay (6 February 1864 – 16 May 1933) was an individualist anarchist, thinker and writer. Born in Scotland and raised in Germany, Mackay was the author of Die Anarchisten (The Anarchists) (1891) and Der Freiheitsucher (The Searcher for Freedom) (1921). Mackay was published in the United States in his friend Benjamin Tucker’s magazine, Liberty”
“Using the pseudonym Sagitta, Mackay wrote a series of works for pederastic emancipation, titled Die Bücher der namenlosen Liebe (Books of the Nameless Love). This series was conceived in 1905 and completed in 1913 and included the Fenny Skaller, a story of a pederast. Under his real name he also published fiction, such as Der Schwimmer (1901) and, again as Sagitta, he published a pederastic novel of the Berlin boy-bars, Der Puppenjunge (The Hustler) (1926).”
PLW-Hakim Bey’s pederastic literary output seems a mere pebble, next to the life-long avalanche of pro-pedophile propaganda which Mackay was responsible for. Would you ban this rather formative Anarchist’s writings, also?June 30, 2015 at 10:41 pm #21724
Disturbed by the recent study, Rao Yi, a professor of biology and director of the four-year-old Center of Life Sciences at Peking University, run jointly with Tsinghua University, warned that scientific research in China urgently needed more effective ethical oversight.
“The more technology we have, the more dangerous we are to ourselves and entire humankind,” Dr. Rao said.June 30, 2015 at 11:45 pm #21725
Brian Gerrish interviews child abuse survivor and Nottingham Beechwood children’s home whistleblower Melanie Shaw. Recently released from HMP Peterborough where she suffered nearly 6 months in solitary confinement, was denied medical treatment and was subjected to significant bullying and harassment, Melanie has also been harassed by Nottingham police.
In a catalogue of threats and intimidation Nottinghamshire Police have subjected her to unwanted phone calls, followed her, attended her home to threaten her with arrest and used a team of 6-7 black dressed ‘heavies’ to smash in her back door. Already suffering PTSD as a result of her abuse as a toddler by her own family, and subsequently through abuse by children’s services in Beechwood, there is no doubt that the actions of Nottingham Police have been designed to intimidate and ultimately silence Melanie.
It is her testimony of the rape and murder of children at Beechwood in 2011 which started Operation Daybreak. For Melanie the subsequent vicious action by the police is simply to silence her and to protect abusers within the establishment and political magic circle.
How can David Cameron and Theresa May’s Conservative Government allow this brutal treatment of vulnerable child abuse survivors? How could Crown Prosecution Boss Alison Saunders help protect Lord Janner from justice, but facilitate the vicious abuse of Melanie Shaw via ‘StarChamber Courts’ without proper legal representation, or a Jury, or the Public, or the Press? There can only be one answer. The British government in its broadest sense, across all three parties, Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat are collaborating, not to expose and stop child abuse, but to protect abusers.
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