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0 U.S. warships moored off the coast of Egypt

U.S. officials announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (Pentagon) began moving warships to ensure that the ready in case the need arise evacuation of American nationals from Egypt.

The newspaper quoted "Los Angeles Times," officials said the ship "Kearsarge" amphibious assault, carrying 700 to 800 from a survey the twenty-sixth in the Marine Corps (Marines), and ship "bonus" and arrived in the Red Sea and two Ra_ian off the coast of Egypt in the event of deteriorated the situation there.
And Pentagon officials stressed that the possibility of military intervention in Egypt is ruled out completely, stating that the Navy to move the pieces were only for emergency purposes in case the need arise to conduct evacuation of Amriken there.
The officials said that in addition to the Marines, typically includes "Kearsarge" about forty helicopter and jet aircraft "Harrier" can be used in evacuations and other humanitarian operations.
The officials said that in addition to the Marines, typically includes "Kearsarge" about forty helicopter and jet aircraft "Harrier" can be used in evacuations and other humanitarian operations.
They pointed out that more than a thousand of the crew of a ship Kearsarge war were sent to Afghanistan last month, will be deployed temporarily to leave one third of the crew. The United States already in the eastern Mediterranean the aircraft carrier "Enterprise" which the Pentagon announced it was heading to the Suez Canal on its way to the Gulf, but It seems that the crisis in Egypt made the decision keeping them where they are at least temporarily.


0 Disturbed - Land of Confusion

0 New 7/7 inquest: Reveals Bombs Weighed 11 kg (22 lbs) Each...Then How Were they Carried?

BBC News 1st feb 2011

in these Normal sized Rucksacks?
Are they Magic Rucksacks??

here's a few pictures to illustrate what 22lb's really looks like in 
"The Real World"
(with links for authenticity)

A lovely 22lb Carp

R8 style wheels...22 lb each
22 lb of Dough

 A 22 lb Turkey (not the story the photo) 

And last but not least...
What every good Magicshow
finishes with..........

A 22 lb Rabbit !

1 litre of water = 1kg, granted this "liquid slop" wasn't pure water, but from what I understand it has to be in a near liquid form when being used as an explosive, imagine 11 litre bottles of your favourite spring the size of the backpacks, even if at WORST for sake of argument, you were to half the 11 bottles due to the density of the added ingredients....that's STILL 6 litre bottles of spring water each...can you see what I'm getting at here yet??.  That said it was probably why they found it so hard to judge the correct quantity of ingredients, considering the wasted amounts left in the bath and flat(if the new pictures have not been staged that is....but one thing at a time)  they could have filled a car/van with this stuff and rammed a shopping centre terrorists never seem to take the simple option.
It's the SIZE of the backpacks Vs the stated VOLUME weight of the "liquid slop" that's my issue, soon as I read it I giggled.

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0 Fox News Misplaces Egypt, and confusion reigns in the TV newscasts

Moving Egypt to where Iraq should be is pretty odd since someone actually had to do this graphic for it to be posted. Are they just making it up as they go along? Can’t they use the Internet to get a map? How does this sort of thing happen on a network in the first place? 
 (update did a little digging & found that the below picture is actually from an older story from 2009...but it did happen as described and was featured in the huffington post: )

                                             Use this for reference boys.

“Autocratic regimes give me the willies.”
Thus spoke the halfwit Geraldo Rivera on Fox News, late on Saturday night. Rivera was discussing the situation in Egypt with Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter whose coverage of the matter of weapons of mass destruction being in Iraq was later discredited. Although Miller had spent time reporting from Cairo, she didn’t have much to say, except the obvious, about Egypt.
Rivera plowed on, eventually putting his hands over his mouth and shouting, “Mubarak, get out.” And then announcing, “That’s my editorial.” 

Perhaps Fox News was airing this baloney on the assumption that nobody was watching, it being near 11 p.m. ET on a Saturday. At the same time, over on CNN, anchor Don Lemon was talking to a man named Moawad, an Egyptian living in the United States. The conversation, such as it was, veered into black comedy. Lemon asked, “What brought you here? Was it the situation there? What made you come?” And Moawad replied, “My wife.” From there it went like this, Q: “It was your wife?” A: “Yes.” Q: “Would you feel safe going back at this point?” Mr. Moawad looked round as if he’d been the victim of a prank.

The screens in the studio were showing endless footage of chaos on the streets of Cairo.
Watching TV coverage of the crisis in Egypt over the weekend was not always such a bizarre experience, but it was a bracing reminder of the limitations of TV news at such times. First, the Egyptian government’s shutdown of the Internet and other communications methods meant that most TV coverage relied on a limited amount of footage being repeated endlessly. Often, on CBC NN, a reporter was on the phone while footage that was not connected to the report aired. CNN went in for punditry over the weekend, having very limited access to knowledge of what was happening on the ground. Sometimes, they were talking to American tourists in Cairo who peered out the window and described what they saw.

The most incisive coverage came, of course, from Al Jazeera English, which is easily available in Canada, unlike the U.S. market, where it is rarely offered to cable or satellite customers. Here, anyone can get it at a cost of about $2 a month. This is a situation in which Al Jazeera surges to the fore in coverage – it knows the region better than any other broadcaster and is better staffed there than any other outfit. The seriousness of its journalism stands in startling contrast to what CNN and Fox offer,

Right after Geraldo Rivera did his shouting, and said, “That’s my editorial,” he laughed. Though it was more of a giggle. Darn funny fella, that halfwit. Darn funny situation, Egypt, isn’t it?

original article: 

0 Guns and Butter Wednesday, 26 January 2011 "Cognitive Infiltration"

"Cognitive Infiltration"

with Tod Fletcher.

Produced and hosted by Bonnie Faulkner.

We discuss David Ray Griffin's newest book, Cognitive Infiltration, which is a deconstruction and debunking of Obama appointee, Cass Sunstein's, paper, "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures", in which Sunstein proposes a new government COINTELPRO type infiltration of groups which research and promote ideas and explanations that run contrary to US government narratives, most specifically about the events of September 11th. ;


0 Egyptian Army Intervenes To Protect Protesters From Police Brutality

0 What's Actually Inside the Tear Gas Being Used in Egypt?

What's Actually Inside the Tear Gas Being Used in Egypt?

 The tear gas grenades being used to quell protestors in Egypt are actually made right here in the USA. They're intended to cause "tearing of the eyes" and "irritation of respiratory tract and mucous membranes". What's inside the tear gas?

What's Actually Inside the Tear Gas Being Used in Egypt?

Ars Technica took a look at some of the tear gas canisters, which are made by Combined Tactical Systems in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, and found that the grenades and canisters are "largely filled with a fuel mixture that burns to disperse the tearing agent." One grenade, the Model 5220 CN Smoke Grenade, has a starter mixture of potassium nitrate, silicon, and charcoal which is used to light CN smoke (a form of tear gas):
The CN smoke is 71 percent fuel, made up of potassium chlorate, magnesium carbonate, nitrocellulose, and… sucrose. The other 29 percent of the smoke is the tearing agent, chloroacetophenone, which has been around for nearly a century and causes severe irritation of the mucous membranes.
That's a lot of stinky stuff and yep, the tear gas lists itself as having a "pungent odor", which one protestor can attest to. He told ABC, "Your eyes tear up a lot so you can't see, and you feel like you're suffocating. You can actually breathe but you feel like you are suffocating so you try to run, but when you run you inhale more." [Ars Technica]

0 Airport security officials brand three inch toy gun "firearm"

IT may be three inches long and made of plastic – but that didn’t stop a toy soldier’s gun being branded a “firearm” by zealous airport officials.
Ken Lloyd and his wife bought the “signaller crouching” figurine during a recent visit to the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Garrison.
But when the box containing the figure passed through the scanning machine at Gatwick airport, security officials declared the tiny plastic rifle a “firearm”.
Husband, Ken Lloyd, said his wife had demanded “a reality check”.
“The antenna was individually scanned as suspect and as the figurine’s SA80 rifle was pulled from the box, the security search officer contacted her supervisor,” he said.
Mrs Lloyd was directed back to the airport concourse and made her way to a branch of WH Smith and bought a padded envelope to post the rifle home.
“The two patrolling policemen didn’t seem to mind. They didn’t even notice.
The numerous security people sitting around the concourse didn't leap to their feet as she passed,” said Mr Lloyd.
But when she tried to post the padded envelope, she hit another set back.
“These small padded envelopes are guaranteed to comply with postal regulations anywhere in the world, except Gatwick airport. The security mail slot was too narrow,” she said.
Mrs Lloyd was directed to the airport’s customer service department for suggestions on how to post the envelope.
They agreed to scan the sealed envelope to save reopening it, but it was too light to activate the scanner.
A radio was placed on the scanner and the envelope was X-rayed and posted by the customer service person.
Five days later, it arrived at the Lloyds’ home in Canada.
Royal Signals Museum spokesman Adam Forty said: “The Royal Signals Museum is a military museum and takes security very seriously, especially around military installations and airports, but this does seem more than a little excessive. “The ‘firearm’ is three inches long and cast out of resin. It’s probably just as well we didn’t sell her a toy tank.”