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Michael Sheldrake who writes a column on economics, mainly on China’s, falsely says that the money the Irish central bank is currently printing out of thin air to support its bank sector is counterfeit money becaue it is not backed by government bonds or a loan.
He is absolutely wrong. It is not counterfeit money. It is money being printed the way Thomas Jefferson envisaged it being printed ie without creating debt or borrowing from the Federal Reserve paying interest. It is money acting as a medium of exchange for economic transations as it was originally intended to do before bankers hijacked the money creation process to turn printing money by governments into a loan from a private bank requiring interest payments.
It is money being printed the way the Chinese government today prints money – as a medium of exchange to facilitate economic growth and wothout creating debt or the need to pay interest. No wonder Sheldrake consistently misinterprets Chinese economic developments in his column: he has not understood this difference between the way China and the USA print money today and how it impacts on their economies.
The lion’s share of the 51 billion euros Irish central bank’s money appears to be flowing to the bondholders of the Anglo Irish Bank demanding interest payments from an essentially insolvent bank that should have been allowed to fail and should never have been nationalised, according to figures in a report FT.
There is no economic reason why Ireland or say the USA does print their own money. There is only a political reason. The private banks profit from printing money as debt and they have their puppets in government, controlling monetary policy. And Michael Sheldrake perpetuates the myth that only money borrowed against a loan is real money, helping the banks continue their fraud.

full story : why-is-ireland-only-printing-its-own-money-now-to-give-to-the-banks/

1 TASER announces wildlife management stungun

We've seen TASER electroshock weapons designed for law enforcement, personal protection and even riot control, but in all of the above cases, it's a human on the receiving end.
   Now the company has a different target in sight for its "less lethal" technology ... and it's one that could create as much controversy as its predecessors – the TASER Wildlife Electronic Control Device (ECD).
Introduced at this week's SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the TASER Wildlife ECD has been developed as an alternative tool for less effective methods of animal control used by wildlife professionals like chemical or acoustic repellents. It is designed for use on large animals like bears and elk.
"The TASER Wildlife ECD is an extension of TASER's technology to save animal lives," said Rick Smith, CEO and co-founder of TASER International. "It is designed to incapacitate larger animals more effectively and safer than current animal control tools."
The wildlife specific model is a three-shot, semi-automatic that can deliver a pulse from up to 35 feet (10.6 m) away. It's been ruggedized to stand-up to sea spray, rain, dust and short-term water submersion, and has the same logging and dual range laser targeting systems as the TASER X3 on which it is based. The MSRP has been set at US$2,000.
The company says that while it "believes that the modification of human behavior is the key to the management of human-animal conflicts, it sometimes becomes necessary for wildlife managers to utilize tools to modify animal behavior." Programs are being developed to train wildlife professionals in the safe use of these ECDs, but like any weapon, it's open misuse by humans and controversy is most likely to arise when it falls into the hands of untrained, unprofessional users.

Of course, we can't ask even smarter than average bears what they think.

0 US Debt "Officially" crosses $14 trillion mark.....imagine what it realllly is.

The amount of U.S. debt subject to the country's legal maximum has topped $14 trillion for the first time...
On Wednesday, the amount of debt subject to the cap hit $14.001 trillion at the close of trade, according to the daily Treasury statement released on Thursday.
The "Old Trusty Answer"
That means the country is less than $300 billion away from the $14.294 trillion debt ceiling, which is a cap on how much the federal government can legally borrow.
The debt ceiling has become a focal point of the debate over spending and debt. Even though congressional leaders say the cap will be raised, Republicans are vowing to use the issue as leverage to force spending cuts.
The Treasury Department estimates that borrowing could reach the cap sometime between March 31 and May 16, according to a letter Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent to Congress earlier this month.
While Treasury has certain measures it can take to postpone a breach from occurring, Geithner said they would only last "several weeks."
He urged lawmakers to act soon to raise the ceiling, warning that failure to do so would be disastrous for the economy and for Americans.
Although the debt ceiling has never been reached -- so it's impossible to say definitively what would happen if it were -- budget and debt experts warn that no good can come of it.
If U.S. borrowing hits the ceiling and lawmakers fail to raise it, Treasury would be prohibited from borrowing more money. Barring immediate and draconian policy changes, the country would be unable to pay its bondholders or fund programs and benefits in full. That's because there wouldn't be enough tax revenue coming in to cover all of the country's bills.
Experts say the cascade effect would be crippling not only to the U.S. economy but very likely to economies and markets worldwide.

The US need to default now, as do the UK and many other Country's... it may hurt...but it'll hurt a trillion times less NOW.. than in another 2-3 years, this will not go away.
The UK alone has been said to have £ 4 trillion worth of hidden debt Daily Telegraph ,  it show's the admitted US debt
figure is ....very conservative.

0 news Vandenberg Launch: Air Force Launch Spy Satellite in World’s Largest ,Tallest Rocket

The Air Force is taking great strides to keep its plan to put the U.S. Government’s latest top-secret spy satellite into orbit by hiding it in their tallest rocket.

The 235-foot-tall Delta IV Heavy rocket is planned to be blastoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base located near Santa Barbara, California.
Standing at 23-stories tall, the three-engine Delta IV w
ill be carrying a spy satellite for the Defense Department capable of taking high resolution pictures detailed enough to distinguish the
make and model of a car hundreds of miles below.
The expected launch (see update below) Thursday afternoon will happen from Vandenberg‘s Space Launch Complex 6. Officials expect the blast radius from the launch will be so powerful that it will shatter windows throughout the base.

The 235-foot-tall Delta IV Heavy rocket is planned to be blastoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base located near Santa Barbara, California.
Standing at 23-stories tall, the three-engine Delta IV w
ill be carrying a spy satellite for the Defense Department capable of taking high resolution pictures detailed enough to distinguish the make and model of a car hundreds of miles below.
The expected launch Thursday afternoon will happen from Vandenberg‘s Space Launch Complex 6. Officials expect the blast radius from the launch will be so powerful that it will shatter windows throughout the base.
As Cape Canaveral is the home to NASA and the base for the U.S. Government’s civilian space program, Vandenberg has typically been the unofficial home for the U.S. militarized space efforts. The base has been in use since the start of the Cold War and is in an ideal location for putting satellites into north-to-south orbits.
Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Ann K. Blodzinski informed the press that the Air Force had warned near by residences of the launch. “We got the word out to people, so they don’t think it’s an earthquake,” he said. Adding “Even if you don’t see it, you’re definitely going to feel it. It’s significantly more powerful than our typical launches at Vandenberg.”
The hydrogen-powered rocket is the largest unmanned vehicle capable of reaching space. Its three engines, alone are larger than the conventional semi-truck. The rocket is a joint effort by Lockheed Martin and Boeing, built under their United Launch Alliance venture.
Due to the launch still being “classified,” little is officially known about the mission. However it is believed to be a highly technical spy satellite, estimated to cost of over $1 billion. The speculation arose when it was announced that the purchaser of the rocket was the National Reconnaissance Office, the highly secretive federal intelligence agency that operates the nations’ space intelligence operations.

Wow!....wonder what's "Really" in "A spy satellite capable of taking high resolution pictures detailed enough to distinguish the make and model of a car hundreds of miles below."... was done around ten years's called 
Google earth.

0 Biometric blood vessel reading cash machines to spread in Poland in 2011

Poland´s cooperative BPS SA bank claimed Tuesday to be the first in Europe to install a biometric cash point allowing its clients to use their fingertips rather than a bank card to withdraw money.
“Our bank is the first in Europe to provide its clients with a new means to secure transactions to complement the secret code of their banking card,” BPS SA Bank vice-president Krzysztof Jagielski told reporters Tuesday.
“Thanks to a system which scans blood vessels in fingers, they can withdraw cash from a bank machine,” he said of a new BPS cash point installed in the capital Warsaw.
Based on “Finger Vein” technology developed by Japanese technology giant Hitachi, the bank machine which scans the unique network of minute veins in fingertips was developed by Wincor Nixdorf, a leading IT provider for retailers and retail banking.
BPS said it would install three to four of the new biometric machines in Warsaw by the end of the year, and about 200 more in the 365 banks in its network across Poland.
The new biometric machines will serve to “secure the payout of pensions at the end of the month and to guard against fraud such as “skimming”, or the theft of credit card information,”.
according to reports "They intentionally were not designed to scan fingerprints so the system is more safe by working only on fingers where blood still flows and there is pulse".
Several dozen clients have already tested the system but “as with all technological changes, there must be some time for people to adapt,” he added.
Although new to Europe, bank machines with the technology are already widely used in Japan.

Not designed to scan fingerprints...Mmmm, bet that changes.
also blood taken from new born babies for the last 35 years....will never be put on a database.

0 Yet another green-tinted Meteor prompts sighting reports

An unusually bright shooting star shot across the sky Wednesday night, prompting sighting reports from the Chicago area to Indiana, a local astronomer said.

A green-tinted burst was reported by amateur astronomers in LaPorte, Ind., just after 8 p.m.., said Adler Planetarium Astronomer Chris Lintott.

The shooting star, which was a meteor probably about the size of 10 grains of salt, likely won’t hit the ground and won’t become a meteorite, he said. Meteoroids are pieces of material traveling through space that become meteors when they streak through the Earth’s atmosphere and meteorites if they strike the ground.

At least two motorists on Chicago-area expressways also reported seeing the flash.

It’s “Good luck for those who saw it,” Lintott said. “And very beautiful.”
This latest report comes within a very busy fortnight for Meteorite sightings and hits.

Jan 14, 2011 10:30 PMLEFLORE  COUNTY, Oklahoma -- A NASA scientist says the fireball that lit up the Oklahoma sky Tuesday night was in fact a meteor.  He also says it was bigger than previously thought.
1/14/2011: Related story: Meteor Streaks Across Southeastern Oklahoma Sky Late Tuesday
Bill Cooke is an astronomer with the Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama who writes a blog on the center's home page.
In an entry Friday afternoon, Cooke says he used information gathered by the Elginfield Infrasound Array (ELFO) in Canada to track the meteor's path and to estimate its key characteristics.  The array records very low frequency sound waves in order to track meteors.
Cooke says based on the information gathered by ELFO, the meteor was 21 inches in diameter and weighed 376 pounds.
Cooke believes the meteor was traveling more than 33,000 miles per hour.
So far he hasn't found video of the actual meteor, but has told other web sites he believes the meteor exploded with a force of 40 to 80 tons of TNT.  He says the evidence suggests a large "fall zone" for debris in the area of Jackson, Mississippi.

Great blog for keeping up to date in realtime:

0 Girl discovers Obama Related to all but one U.S. president...and an English King

 I realise this is in direct contrast to the last post on this subject..but just had share this.

My question is, how significant is this? In other words, are their relations to each other close enough to raise a red flag or can this really be done with anyone? If I did enough research would I discover that I am related to all of these presidents as well? It would be interesting to hear what a mathematician has to say about the odds of them being related to each other at those distances. 
I'm not convinced, but if it is significant it's some amazing research and a great talking point.

Video originally from this US NEWS website:

0 LOL! Hawaii governor can't find Obama birth certificate

Artist's Impression of Original
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health. 

Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiser he was searching within the Hawaii Department of Health to find definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii, because the continuing eligibility controversy could hurt the president's chances of re-election in 2012.
Donalyn Dela Cruz, Abercrombie's spokeswoman in Honolulu, ignored again today another in a series of repeated requests made by WND for an interview with the governor.
Toward the end of the interview, the newspaper asked Abercrombie: "You stirred up quite a controversy with your comments regarding birthers and your plan to release more information regarding President Barack Obama's birth certificate. How is that coming?"
In his response, Abercrombie acknowledged the birth certificate issue will have "political implications" for the next presidential election "that we simply cannot have."

Read more: Hawaii governor can't find Obama birth certificate

0 BREAKING : Bomb Is Found in Backpack Before March Honoring MLK

SEATTLE — A suspicious backpack found Monday along the route of a march honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Spokane, Wash., contained a live bomb that was “likely capable of inflicting multiple casualties,” federal investigators said Tuesday.
The package, found before the morning march, prompted law enforcement to ask march officials to change their route and several businesses to evacuate as investigators sent in bomb-smelling dogs, a robot and specially trained officers.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said the bomb was neutralized at the scene. It was found on a bench at North Washington Street and West Main Avenue.
“We’re certainly approaching it as a potential domestic terrorism event at this point,” said Frank Harrill, the F.B.I.’s supervisory senior resident agent in Spokane.
“Whether the motive was racial or an individual was being targeted, it’s too soon to say,” he said.

0 Fossil fuels on demand & We’re not talking “biofuels”....this is much better.

 In September, a privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company named Joule Unlimited received a patent for “a proprietary organism”

– a genetically adapted E. coli bacterium – that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline. This breakthrough technology, the company says, will deliver renewable supplies of liquid fossil fuel almost anywhere on Earth, in essentially unlimited quantity and at an energy-cost equivalent of $30 (U.S.) a barrel of crude oil. It will deliver, the company says, “fossil fuels on demand.”
We’re not talking “biofuels” – not, at any rate, in the usual sense of the word. The Joule technology requires no “feedstock,” no corn, no wood, no garbage, no algae. Aside from hungry, gene-altered micro-organisms, it requires only carbon dioxide and sunshine to manufacture crude. And water: whether fresh, brackish or salt. With these “inputs,” it mimics photosynthesis, the process by which green leaves use solar energy to convert carbon dioxide into organic compounds. Indeed, the company describes its manufacture of fossil fuels as “artificial photosynthesis.”

Joule says it now has “a library” of fossil-fuel organisms at work in its Massachusetts labs, each engineered to produce a different fuel. It has “proven the process,” has produced ethanol (for example) at a rate equivalent to 10,000 U.S. gallons an acre a year. It anticipates that this yield could hit 25,000 gallons an acre a year when scaled for commercial production, equivalent to roughly 800 barrels of crude an acre a year.

By way of comparison, Cornell University’s David Pimentel, an authority on ethanol, says that one acre of corn produces less than half as much energy, equivalent to only 328 barrels. If a few hundred barrels of crude sounds modest, recall that millions of acres of prime U.S. farmland are now used to make corn ethanol.
Joule says its “solar converter” technology makes the manufacture of liquid fossil fuels 50 times as efficient as conventional biofuel production – and eliminates as much as 90 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions. “Requiring only sunlight and waste C0{-2},” it says, “[this] technology can produce virtually unlimited quantities of fossil fuels with zero dependence on raw materials, agricultural land, crops or fresh water. It ends the hazards of oil exploration and oil production. It takes us to the unthinkable: liquid hydrocarbons on demand.”

0 Flashback : Gaza children shelled by flechette rounds 21st July 2010

 "she came in through the front door and it wasn’t clear she was injured. Suddenly a lot of blood came from her nose and she vomited, all of the family saw this ~ her little brothers were very scared. She had just been playing in the front of the house.”
flechette round

That is how Nihed al-Massry describes what happened to her daughter, nine-year-old Samah Eid al-Massry, after the Israeli army reportedly shelled and fired four bombs into and around a residential area in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, on 21st July 2010.
Samah is now being hospitalized in serious condition, suffering from extensive blood loss and very low haemoglobin. She was hit by shrapnel and flechettes from a nail bomb that landed 100 meters away, causing internal bleeding to the chest and severe head trauma. Nails are now embedded throughout her body.
Shells containing flechettes are illegal under international law if fired into densely-populated civilian areas. Three other children were wounded in the attack.
Two young men were killed; Muhammad al-Kafarneh, 23, suffered severe shrapnel injuries to the back and chest and Kasim al-Shinbary, 19, was wounded by nails embedded in his skull and shrapnel his back. It was unclear earlier whether they were resistance fighters or if they were civilians.
Haitham Thaer Qasem, a four-year-old boy and an only child, was asleep on a hospital bed, occasionally gasping for breath through the apparatus around his nose. He had suffered deep nasal trauma, and flechette darts from the bomb were still embedded in his tiny body, through his back, right elbow and right leg. He was 200 meters from the impact of the bomb.
Haitham’s mother was standing off to the side, quietly crying while one of his aunts at his bedside explained what happened.
Samah Eid al-Massry, after the IDF's  soldiers  shelled and fired four bombs wounding and killing four children and two young men.

“We had asked Haitham to get shopping for [his mother] from the market, then we heard the bombings and somebody came to our home and told our family that he was in the hospital and was injured in the bombing. We came quickly to the hospital.”
Meanwhile, Samah’s doctor explained that the girl’s blood loss was a major concern. Her injuries are exacerbated by the fact that she, like three of her brothers, already suffers from the blood condition thalassemia and the drug to treat the condition, Exjade, is scarce because of the Israeli blockade. She was clearly in pain and confused, trying to remove the nasal tubes. Her mother showed us the bandages on her chest.

Her doctor, Muhammad Abu Hassan, described her situation as “semi-critical.”
“She was in very bad condition when she arrived ~ it’s difficult for children and very traumatic to insert a chest tube for small children ~ very painful. Blood was mainly coming from the chest. We will have to perform surgery and we will further explore her abdominal pain,” he explained.

The al-Massry family has been affected by Israeli attacks before. Samah’s four-year-old brother Ryad was injured during Israel’s three weeks of attacks on the Gaza Strip during winter 2008-09 when more than 400 Palestinian children were killed.

Just children of Gaza,
Not much to look at here.
Move along.
As always, the international press ignores such attacks on these children.
She is not your daughter?
These are all our children and we should fight
for every child as he or she is truly "flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone".

0 Australia government considering a taxpayer levy to help pay for flood damage

CANBERRA - Australia’s government is reportedly considering a taxpayer levy to help pay for massive flood rebuilding, while preserving the budget’s path back to surplus in 2012-13, as one major bank warned on Tuesday the damage bill could reach A$20 billion.
A levy could take the form of an addition to the 1.5 percent Medicare levy backing public health and hospitals, and which raises A$10 billion ($9.9 billion) a year, the Australian newspaper said, without naming sources.
Flooding blamed on rains triggered by a La Nina weather pattern in the Pacific has devastated huge areas of Australia’s eastern seaboard, flooded parts of Brisbane, the nation’s third-largest city, shut vital coal mines and rail lines, and destroyed crops.
Rebuilding estimates from banks and economists have mostly ranged from around A$3 billion to A$10 billion, but illustrating the uncertainty ANZ bank warned it could come in at close to double that when floodwaters subsided and the full scale of the devastation became clear.
“The Queensland Premier’s statement that 28,000 homes will need to be rebuilt will alone come at a cost of around A$8bn on our estimates, suggesting the total rebuild effort could be in the order of A$20bn,” the bank said in a research note.
A spokesman for Treasurer Wayne Swan said it was too early to speculate how the government would assist flood stricken communities, but Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the government’s obligations to help Queensland would be part of the planning for the 2011-12 budget, to be unveiled on May 10.
“I know that there’s going to be a lot of effort and money and resources needed to rebuild, particularly rebuild Queensland, but we’ll be managing the federal budget ... so that we can meet those needs, as well as managing the budget into surplus in 2012-13,” Gillard told reporters.
Australia’s CommSec, the investment arm of Commonwealth Bank , said economists were tending to overestimate the economic and financial impact, with activity to be boosted in the longer-term and the cost in the realm of A$3-5 billion.
Australia’s minority government, whose coffers are bulging from the resources boom, is unlikely to face onerous pressure for spending cuts to pay for flood damage, with a recovery levy a distant prospect, government sources told Reuters.
The A$1.3 trillion economy remains on track to grow by a robust 3 percent this year, and the stock market is at its highest since the country’s summer floods began in November.
The floods, which have so far killed 24 people with 12 still missing, have been blamed on the strongest ever recorded La Nina, which brought Australia its third wettest year on record in 2010, covering an area the size of South Africa. La Nina has also caused major flooding across a third of Sri Lanka, destroying 21 percent of the nation’s staple rice crop and raising fears of food inflation, while one million people were affected by heavy rains in the Philippines.
Victoria state was bracing on Tuesday for more flooding expected to cut the town of Horsham in two during what has been described as a one-in-200-year flood, while an eight-year-old boy was swept away at Shepparton in the state’s north-east.
Thousands of people in the state, in 51 towns, face an anxious wait over the next 24 hours as a series of flood peaks roll across the state.
Gillard formed a task force of business leaders to help Queensland as it recovers, to be chaired by Swan, as a navy minesweeper began clearing tonnes of sunken debris from Brisbane’s main port and shipping channels.
“We don’t even know what the price tag is yet because we can’t even know what the full flood damage is. So we will work through this a step at a time,” she said.
The government’s recovery task could be helped by global coal prices, which have soared more than 20 percent, in part because Queensland’s floods have disrupted up to 90 percent of Australia coking coal exports, used in steelmaking.
Some analysts say hard coking coal prices could hit $400 to $500 a tonne, from the current $275 spot price, which would inject more money in the government coffers in the world’s biggest coking coal exporter. Rio Tinto , BHP Billiton and Xstrata are among the companies involved in coal mining in Queensland.

0 Smishing: The new malware scam

Combines trickery of phishing scams with ease of text messages

A new security risk has crept into the world of online shopping, and it combines the trickery of phishing scams with the ease and availability of text messages.
Called "smishing" the scam is a nefarious update to the traditional phishing hoax ; rather than sending the phishing bait — a legitimate-looking offer from a supposedly trusted source such as a bank — through e-mail, the message is sent via SMS (text). The victim is told in the text that an urgent bank matter needs to be discussed; the text instructs the recipient to call a toll-free number and provide their account number and password to a fake automated voice-response system.
Because most people are more apt to trust text messages than suspicious-looking emails, smishing provides malware perpetrators another vector for attack, according to Smart Shop Magazine. With a high number of gift purchases made online, security experts expect to see smishing scams rise during the holiday shopping season.
Security experts advise people to be wary of text messages claiming to contain important information about bank account and to call the bank rather than the 800 number mentioned in the text message.


0 Technology plays a crucial role in Tunisia uprising

Had there been no Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Al Jazeera, what happened in Tunis would have remained in Tunis

For the millions of young people watching Al Jazeera last Friday, or those glued to their laptops, history was being lived, made, and appreciated, not only in Tunisia, but throughout the Arab and Muslim world. Many immediately changed their Facebook profile picture, replacing it with the flag of Tunisia. Others typed in the status "Viva Tunis".
The show reached its climax when an exhausted and defeated Zine Al Abidine Bin Ali was finally given permit to land in Jeddah where reportedly he will temporarily stay at the same villa given to Ugandan president Idi Ameen, who was also toppled when Uganda collapsed, back in 1979.

Ameen — a brutal dictator by all accounts — never returned to the country he had held with an iron grip since 1971. Like Ameen, Bin Ali's term was marked with corruption, unemployment, and human rights abuses.

Ameen died 24 years after leaving office, dreaming of a comeback to power in Uganda. Like Ameen, Bin Ali probably currently has one thing on his mind: returning to the Presidential Palace in Tunis and taking revenge.
The generation of overnight Tunisia-fans in the Arab world is a phenomenon worth observing. These young people, mostly aged below 25, know little to nothing about Bin Ali. He was never in the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict and generally, non-Tunisians were neutral about him simply because they knew very little about the man who had ruled Tunisia since 1987.

He was never a Jamal Abdul Nasser or Anwar Sadat, certainly no Yasser Arafat or Saddam Hussain. These young Arabs, born and raised during the Bin Ali era, were nevertheless able to put a name and face, to an Arab head of state.

They grew up with a fairly straightforward fact: Saddam Hussain was Mr Iraq, Yasser Arafat was Mr Palestine, — and Zine Al Abidine Bin Ali was Mr Tunisia. The sudden interest in Bin Ali and Tunisia actually has very little to do with Bin Ali and Tunisia.
Many Arabs were inspired that perhaps someday, somehow, they would get rid of their aged and ailing presidents, in similar fashion — through the street, and not through US assistance, as the case of Iraq in 2003.

0 Bottled Water facts that Science WON'T tell you!

0 mother ordered by court ruling to have her five-year-old daughter immunised

Mum ordered to have her child immunised,
Court accepted dad's medical evidence,
Ruling slammed as 'dangerous' by doctor.
A SYDNEY mother has been ordered to have her five-year-old daughter immunised in a controversial Family Court decision.
The girls' father, who remarried and had another child, wanted the girl vaccinated against preventable diseases for her own wellbeing and the health of his other children.
But the girl's mother said her daughter was healthy and the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases was very small.

The decision shocked paediatric chiropractor and author Dr Warren Sipser."It's a sad situation," Dr Sipser said outside court. "I think it's dangerous to impose [immunisations] on anyone when there are two opposing viewpoints and when there is credible evidence they may do more harm than good," he said.
The couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, separated before their daughter was born.

The court heard the father initially consented to the child not being immunised but claimed it was because he was desperate to establish a relationship with her.
The father now wants her vaccinated, producing medical evidence immunisation provided no unacceptable risks for his daughter.
He said if the girl remained un-vaccinated, she would be forced to withdraw from school during outbreaks of some diseases.
She would also be unable to spend time with any new children he had as she was not immunised against whooping cough.
The mother produced opposing evidence that the vaccinations were unnecessary but was criticised in the judgment for submitting evidence from an "immunisation sceptic", who made what the magistrate described as "outlandish statements unsupported by any empirical evidence".
Outside the court, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance research head Professor Robert Booy said immunisations prevented very serious diseases.
He said 97 per cent of parents had their children vaccinated and that immunisations formed a chain of protection around those vulnerable to infection.
"The only way we can protect the vulnerable, and that may be a newborn or someone with an immune deficiency, is to ensure other people are vaccinated," he said.

0 Israel, US Behind Stuxnet Worm Attack On Iran

The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal.

Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, Dimona has taken on a new, equally secret role — as a critical testing ground in a joint American and Israeli effort to undermine Iran’s efforts to make a bomb of its own.
Behind Dimona’s barbed wire, the experts say, Israel has spun nuclear centrifuges virtually identical to Iran’s at Natanz, where Iranian scientists are struggling to enrich uranium. They say Dimona tested the effectiveness of the Stuxnet computer worm, a destructive program that appears to have wiped out roughly a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges and helped delay, though not destroy, Tehran’s ability to make its first nuclear arms.
“To check out the worm, you have to know the machines,” said an American expert on nuclear intelligence. “The reason the worm has been effective is that the Israelis tried it out.”
Though American and Israeli officials refuse to talk publicly about what goes on at Dimona, the operations there, as well as related efforts in the United States, are among the newest and strongest clues suggesting that the virus was designed as an American-Israeli project to sabotage the Iranian program. 

What the US & Israel have done was actually 
an Act of War....Iran have been very restrained, wars have happened for far less than this look at Iraq or Afghanistan. 

0 Briton sees 'bomb' on Leuven pavement, and proves Briton is a fear driven laughing stock.

On Sunday morning in Leuven a Briton sounded the alarm after he discovered a cardboard box with steel wires poking out of it and something written on it on the pavement outside a clothes shop in the main shopping street in Leuven. The British visitor alerted the police to a possible bomb threat on the Bondgenotenlaan.
When the police attended the scene they found a cardboard box with wire clothes hangers sticking out of it. On the box was written: "Free to take away"
In Belgium this is quite a common sight as stores often need to get rid of excess clothes hangers and many members of the public are pleased to take them home.
Police spokesman Marc Vranckx told journalists that the British visitor had insisted that in London the box would have been seen as a suspect package and that this is why he contacted the emergency services.

0 No, your zodiac sign hasn't changed

Tattoo parlor owners must be salivating. An assertion in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article that our understanding of the zodiac is off by about a month - and that therefore people have been identifying themselves with the wrong sign - caught fire on the internet Thursday, and many folks are in an absolute panic on social media.
"If my zodiac symbol has been changed to a Libra, what am I supposed to do with my Scorpio tattoo?!?!," read one tweet Thursday.
Some vowed to get their tats removed. Others groaned about losing the sign with which they’ve identified themselves for years. The zodiac and related terms - including Ophiuchus, said to be a 13th and neglected sign - were trending Twitter topics much of Thursday.

But before astrology fans scrape the ink from their arms because they think they're now a Virgo instead of a Libra, they should consider this: If they adhered to the tropical zodiac - which, if they're a Westerner, they probably did – absolutely nothing has changed for them.
That's worth rephrasing: If you considered yourself a Cancer under the tropical zodiac last week, you're still a Cancer under the same zodiac this week.

That's because the tropical zodiac – which is fixed to seasons, and which Western astrology adheres to – differs from the sidereal zodiac – which is fixed to constellations and is followed more in the East, and is the type of zodiac to which the Star Tribune article ultimately refers.
Two zodiacs. That's nothing new.
"This story is born periodically as if someone has discovered some truth. It's not news," said Jeff Jawer, astrologer with
The hubbub started with Sunday's Star Tribune article, which said the following: "The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was 'in' on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon’s gravitational pull has made the Earth 'wobble' around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars' alignment."
"When [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces," Parke Kunkle, a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society, told the Star Tribune.
"Indeed," the article continued, "most horoscope readers who consider themselves Pisces are actually Aquarians." The article also asserts Scorpio's window lasts only seven days, and that a 13th constellation, Ophiuchus, used to be counted between Scorpio and Sagittarius but was discarded by the Babylonians because they wanted 12 signs per year.
True enough, Jawer says, the sun doesn't align with constellations at the same time of year that it did millennia ago. But that’s irrelevant for the tropical zodiac, codified for Western astrology by Ptolemy in the second century, he says.
In the tropical zodiac, the start of Aries is fixed to one equinox, and Libra the other.
"When we look at the astrology used in the Western world, the seasonally based astrology has not changed, was never oriented to the constellations, and stands as … has been stated for two millenniums," Jawer said.
People who put stock in astrology can ask whether they should adhere to the tropical zodiac or the sidereal zodiac. Jawer argues for the tropical.
"Astrology is geocentric. It relates life on Earth to the Earth’s environment, and seasons are the most dramatic effect, which is why we use the tropical zodiac," he said.

0 New tree ring study totally shatters "Man made global warming" myth

This newest tree ring study completely refutes Mann’s bogus hockey stick. That question is now forever resolved. There were warm and cold periods – with plenty of extremes. But that’s nothing new for many of us.
2500 years of tree rings

Der Spiegel (translated) reports on a new study put out by Science where scientists gathered data from a large set of tree rings from the Alps and used them to reconstruct 2500 years of climate in fine detail. The scientists were able to reconstruct past climate with unprecedented precision and found some significant results.
The press here is acting like these results are new. But to skeptics, it only confirms what they’ve been saying all along.
It turns out that Hannibal indeed most likely did cross the Alps with elephants way back in the year 218 BC, at a time when Europe was in a warm optimum. The study shows that weather and climate events triggered human and cultural shifts and events like wars, famine, disease –  or prosperity and growth, depending on whether it was warm or cold.
Der Spiegel writes:
From 9000 pieces of wood from old post and beam homes and trees, scientists Ulf Büntgen of the Swiss WSL Environmental Research Institute and Jan Esper of the University of Mainz read off the climate story – a unique global historical archive was created.”
Der Spiegel presents the most important results, which I myself think are not a surprise. The bulk of the Der Spiegel piece focuses on the hunger and misery precipitated by the climatic cold periods throughout the 2500-year period. One really gets a sense of how temperatures in Europe by no means followed the hockey stick shape proposed by Mann, and went from cold to warm, and vice versa. Numerous other proxies show the same applies globally.

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In other words it proves that climate has changed dramatically
in the past with no help from man, climate does NOT stay constant in any part of the's changed before and no doubt will again.