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0 Google tweaks search to punish 'low-quality' sites

Google has changed its secret search formula in the United States to be more discerning when it comes to which websites are worth recommending and which should sink in the rankings.

The move announced late Thursday was part of an ongoing duel between the search titan and low-quality websites that feature only content copied from elsewhere on the Internet or use techniques to trick their way high in results.
"Many of the changes we make are so subtle that very few people notice them," Google principal engineer Matt Cutts and Google fellow Amit Singhal said in a blog post.
"But, in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking."
They said the search formula change affects 11.8 percent of search queries, dropping low-quality websites in results while elevating high-quality websites with original content such as research, analysis, or in-depth reports.
"We do have a responsibility to encourage a healthy web ecosystem," Cutts and Singhal wrote.
"Therefore, it is important for high-quality sites to be rewarded, and that's exactly what this change does."
Google said that it has been working on the issue for more than a year and engineers spent several months crafting the algorithm change, which was implemented in the United States and will be rolled out elsewhere over time.
The change at the world's most popular search engine was a hot topic among website operators on Thursday, with some happy that Google knocked "content farms" down a few notches and others complaining of unfairly dropping in rank.
Content farms are in Google crosshairs because such websites are known to pack pages with copied or superficial material crafted to capitalize on attention-getting topics.
Such websites want to attract as many people as possible in hopes of making money off online advertising.
"They may have whacked eHow good, but they did it in part through a crude duplicate content filter," someone with the online name 'Content ed' said in a busy chat forum at webmasterworld.com.
"I'm seeing long established sites getting killed because they have been ripped-off, copied and rewritten/repurposed to the point that Google can't tell who was the original."

FULL STORY :  http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-google-tweaks-low-quality-sites.html




The above is in no way "the real goal"...."the real goal" is the control and censorship of information, information that google does not want you to know even existed.
THE "REAL" STORY IS HERE: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/02/new-google-algorithm-is-live-news.html

0 "CHEMTRAIL COAST" - oil speedpainting (3min)

0 Weds 23rd feb 2011 new massive riots in Greece, not reported by mainstream media

Violent clashes have broken out in Greece after protesters took to the streets against a wave of government-imposed austerity measures designed to rein in the country's budgetary deficit. 

Police in Athens fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators hurling stones and petrol bombs, with a 24-hour nationwide strike bringing much of the country to a standstill. 
Government offices and many schools remained closed on Wednesday afternoon, with the union-organised strike also causing major disruption to public transport and hospital services. 

More than 100 flights were cancelled, as clouds of smoke from the riots choked the capital city, while a journalist walkout from state and private television and radio stations resulted in a partial media blackout.
The major protests are the first of their kind this year after Greece's Socialist Pasok administration was forced to call in a €110 billion EU-IMF bail-out last May.
"I am demonstrating because the government has to fix this mess that it has gotten into," hairdresser Doria Tsirigoti told the DPA German press agency as she pulled the shutters down on her salon to avoid damage. "There are politicians which have robbed the country blind yet no one has been brought to justice."
Government spending cuts and tax hikes linked to the EU-IMF support package have proved highly contentious with many Greek citizens.
Speaking at the protests, deputy leader of Greece' large GSEE union, Stathis Anestis, dubbed the government measures "harsh and unfair".
"We are facing long-term austerity, with high unemployment and destabilising our social structure," he told the Associated Press news agency. "What is increasing is the level of anger and desperation ... If these harsh policies continue, so will we."
A day earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that the repayment period for Greece's international loan could be extended.
The latest clashes come as EU leaders prepare to meet next month in various formats to discuss an overhaul of the bloc's emergency lending fund and budgetary rules.
A Franco-German 'Pack for Competitiveness' is also on the agenda, with the package of proposals meeting a frosty reception at a European Summit earlier this month.
The eurozone's second EU-IMF bail-out recipient, Ireland, is set for national elections this Friday, with the ruling popular Fianna Fail party headed for a humiliating defeat of historic proportions.
Anger over the bail-out lending terms has been a central element during recent election campaigning, with the front-runner centre-right Fine Gael party repeatedly stating its desire to see loan interest rates reduced.

0 TSA Terrorizes Family "AFTER" Train Ride



What makes it EVEN worse is ...THEY DONT LOOK TERRORIZED!!..the woman sitting and the boy are laughing and even joking with the TSA......
that alone makes this video EVEN MORE POWERFUL!!
and don't forget this is AFTER the train ride....I myself, don't know if I want to laugh or cry that things have gotten THIS BAD, that a person can LAUGH while some stranger gropes & molests their child..... just blows my mind!!

0 End of mercury thermometers is near, due to mercury hazzard

Health, environmental concerns are hustling their extinction

 

It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction.

While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their medicine cabinets, or on their walls, the retail sale of mercury thermometers has been banned in Maryland since 2002 because of mercury's hazards as a powerful neurotoxin.

There are similar bans or restrictions in at least 17 other states, with more such legislation pending elsewhere, according to the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse.


Mercury thermometers are also on their way out in a wide variety of industries, along with a long list of other measuring devices, thermostats and switches that rely on mercury components.

And beginning March 1, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in
Gaithersburg, will no longer provide calibration services for manufacturers and users of mercury-in-glass thermometers — a critical service it had provided to American industry since 1901.

NIST and the
Environmental Protection Agency are taking other regulatory steps that would limit the use of those mercury-based products, and provide alternatives.

"Due to elemental mercury's high toxicity, EPA seeks to reduce potential mercury exposures to humans and the environment by reducing the overall use of mercury-containing products, including mercury-containing thermometers," said EPA spokesman Dale Kemery.


FULL STORY HE:E :http://www.courant.com/health/connecticut/bs-hs-mercury-thermometer-20110222,0,524479.story

It's still healthy enough to add to Vaccines though??......even though you are then injecting it straight into the blood stream??

0 Revolution Has No Religion

0 Vaccine Makers Are Already Protected By Federal Law Against Any Court Action

22nd feb 2011
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Today that a federal law bars lawsuits against drug makers over serious side effects from childhood vaccines.

By a 6-2 vote, the court ruled against the parents of a child who sued the drug maker Wyeth in Pennsylvania state court for the health problems they say their daughter, now 19, suffered from a vaccine she received in infancy.
Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the court, said Congress set up a special vaccine court to handle such claims as a way to provide compensation to injured children without driving drug manufacturers from the vaccine market. The idea, he said, was to create a no-fault system that spares the drug companies the costs of defending against parents' lawsuits.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. Nothing in the 1986 law "remotely suggests that Congress intended such a result," Sotomayor wrote, taking issue with Scalia.
Scalia's opinion was a stinging defeat for parents who found their award from the vaccine court insufficient or failed to collect at all.
Such was the case for Robalee and Russell Bruesewitz of Pittsburgh, who filed their lawsuit after the vaccine court rejected their claims for compensation. According to the lawsuit, their daughter, Hannah, was a healthy infant until she received the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine in April 1992. The vaccine was made by Wyeth, now owned by Pfizer, Inc.
Within hours of getting the DPT shot, the third in a series of five, the baby suffered a series of debilitating seizures. Hannah continues to suffer from residual seizure disorder, the suit says.
Scalia said that when a vaccine is properly prepared and is accompanied by proper directions and warnings, lawsuits over its side effects are not allowed under the 1986 law.
"Vaccine manufacturers fund from their sales an informal, efficient compensation program for vaccine injuries," Scalia said. "In exchange they avoid costly tort litigation and the occasional disproportionate jury verdict."
The American Academy of Pediatrics, representing more than 60,000 doctors, praised the decision. "Childhood vaccines are among the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century," said Dr. Marion Burton, the group's president. "Today's Supreme Court decision protects children by strengthening our national immunization system and ensuring that vaccines will continue to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in this country."
The vaccine court has paid out more than $1.9 billion to more than 2,500 people who claimed a connection between a vaccine and serious health problems.
The drug companies worried that they would face a flood of lawsuits over the side effects of vaccines in the event of an unfavorable Supreme Court decision. They were especially concerned about claims from families of autistic children who say the vaccines, or mercury-based thimerosal that once was used to preserve them, are linked to autism. Numerous studies have addressed vaccines and autism and found no link, including with the preservative.
Pfizer applauded the decision. "We have great sympathy for the Bruesewitzes," Pfizer Executive Vice President and General Counsel Amy Schulman said, "We recognize, however, that the Vaccine Act provides for full consideration of the liability issues through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Here the Vaccine Court concluded that the petitioners failed to prove their child's condition was caused by vaccination."
David Frederick, who represented the Bruesewitz family at the Supreme Court, said, "I'm disappointed for the families of victims of defectively designed vaccines, who now have no remedy at law for their injuries."
Justice Elena Kagan took no part in the case because she worked on it while serving in the Justice Department.
The case is Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, 09-152.

0 Wikileaks Is A Rothschild Operation

Wikileaks Is A Rothschild Operation: Rothschilds Use Wikileaks To Wound Rival Bank, Julian Assange’s Bail Posted By Rothschilds’ Sister-in-law, Many Other Links

Puppetworld Post Exclusive, last updated Jan 18 2011
Wikileaks' leader Julian Assange accepts a CD from Rudolph Elmer which reveals tax evation by wealthy clients of Swiss Bank Julius Baer, a rival of the Rothschild Bank in Switzerland.
After being made famous, Julian Assange’s first task is to wound a rival bank of the Rothschild Bank in Switzerland.  The rival is Bank Julius Baer, the top Swiss bank for centuries: the competing Rothschild Bank opened in Switzerland in 1968.
On January 17, 2011, Assange held a press conference at The Frontline Club where Rudolf Elmer, a former employee of Bank Julius Baer, gave Assange private files from the bank’s Cayman Islands’ operation.  Elmer said he wanted to expose mass tax evasion before he flies back to Switzerland to stand trial for stealing information from a bank.  Although Elmer has not named the tax evaders, he claims the CD files contain information about 40 politicians, many business people, multinational conglomerates and “people who have made their living in the arts.”

0 Far Side of the Sun

For the first time in history, the world has a full view of the far side of the Sun—and of the entire 360-degree sphere at once, for that matter—thanks to NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)
 
On February 6, 2011, the twin satellites reached opposite sides of the Sun, allowing space weather watchers to detect activity at any point on the sphere and to image eruptions that might be headed toward Earth.
“For the first time ever, we can watch solar activity in its full 3-dimensional glory,” said Angelos Vourlidas, a member of the STEREO science team from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
This composite image of the far side of the Sun was acquired at 18:16 Universal Time (Greenwich Time) on February 14, 2011. The left side of the disk was captured by STEREO A (ahead) and the right side by STEREO B (behind). Because of the geometry of the orbits of the spacecraft—which are slightly inclined above and below the plane of the planets, or the ecliptic—there are minor gaps in the data near the poles. Click on the animation link below to see a full day of Sun data from February 13.

video

It has been a long journey to a full 360 view of our nearest star. For hundreds of years, ground-based astronomers could only observe the Earth-facing side of the Sun. With the launch of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory in 1995, researchers developed methods of helioseismology—studying wave propagation from inside the Sun—to model what was happening on the far side.
It has only been since October 2006, with the launch of STEREO, that scientists have been able to get a true “view” around the earth-visible limb of the Sun. For nearly five years, the two spacecraft slowly moved out in opposite arcs from a common point in the line from Sun to Earth. It took until this month to get to the full separation of 180 degrees.
STEREO’s telescopes are tuned to four wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet radiation, selected to trace key aspects of solar activity such as flares, tsunamis, and magnetic filaments. Solar storms can disrupt the functioning of satellites and distort the signals of electronic gadgets and power grids on Earth. This space weather creates beautiful auroras, but can also accelerate high-energy particles that are dangerous to humans working in space.
Each STEREO probe photographs half of the Sun and sends the images to Earth, where researchers combine the two views to create a sphere. Seeing the far side allows scientists to better anticipate solar disturbances. In the past, an active sunspot could emerge on the far side of the sun completely hidden from Earth. Then, the sun's rotation could turn that region toward Earth, spitting flares and clouds of plasma with little warning. Not anymore

0 Economic Hitmen



An animated interview of John Perkins, author of 'HoodWinked' and 'Confessions Of An Economic Hitman'
Copyright of the audio belongs to John Perkins.
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0 The TV and your computer monitor can be used to manipulate your nervous system.

SCROLL WHEEL THIS UP AND DOWN...YOU MAY GET MY DRIFT...
Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors  
US Patent #6,506,148
“SUMMARY: Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near 1/2 Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance. Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set. For the latter, the image pulsing may be imbedded in the program material, or it may be overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal. The image displayed on a computer monitor may be pulsed effectively by a simple computer program. For certain monitors, pulsed electromagnetic fields capable of exciting sensory resonances in nearby subjects may be generated even as the displayed images are pulsed with subliminal intensity.
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The human nervous system controls everything from breathing and producing digestive enzymes, to memory and intelligence. (Human Nervous System)

0 Evergreen Aviation Admits to Chemtrail Contracts with USAF

Evergreen Aviation, one of the worlds largest private aviation companies admits to weather modification service.


 

On their own website in the Markets section for their New Super Tanker they state Weather modification among other interesting service markets.
Content copied directly from Evergreen Aviation website:
(Interestingly the Account for domain evergreensupertanker.com has now been suspended)

The Evergreen Supertanker is not just limited to fighting fire . It will be a true utilitarian aircraft with the capability to configure to different applications on short notice. This multimission aircraft can support sensitive security and environmental missions. The aircraft’s exceptional drop capabilities, loiter time and size make it an ideal tool to perform challenging homeland security missions, able to neutralize chemical attacks on military installments or major population centers, and help control large, environmentally disastrous oil spills.
In addition, the upper deck of the Boeing 747 provides over 200 square feet of space that could be assigned as a command and control center. EIA possesses an FAA exemption number 1870C that permits the carriage of up to five individuals that are not crewmembers in the upper deck. This area is capable of providing space for command and control components that would assist in sophisticated mapping, incident monitoring and video/communications downlink relay that might require additional personnel over and above the required crew.

MARKETS:

• Firefighting
• Oil Spill Containment
Weather Modification
• Biochemical Decontamination

What airports will Evergreen operate the Supertanker out of?

Evergreen will operate the aircraft from any major airport with sufficient ramp space to load the aircraft. These include civilian bases, joint use civilian/military bases and accessible military 
bases. Generally, the runway requirements for the Evergreen Supertanker are 8000 feet.

Full Story here: 
http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com

0 Army wants rapid-fire rubber bullets for crowd control

The US Army is planning to field “rubber bullets” for machine guns. Military officials claim the ammunition will allow them to more effectively quell violent protests without loss of life, but human rights campaigners are alarmed by the new weapon.
MK19 on a tripod with the usual grenade rounds.
   new scientist    
The final design for the XM1044 round has not been selected, according to an order placed on the Federal Business Opportunities website last month, but the army’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate has been working on a ring aerofoil projectile for some years. The round is a hollow plastic cylinder 40 millimetres across, looking something like a short toilet-paper roll. In flight its shape generates lift, giving it a longer range.
The army’s existing crowd-control rounds are single shots fired from handheld grenade launchers with a range of about 50 metres – the XM1044 would double this range. It would be supplied in belts for the Mk19 grenade launcher, a truck-mounted weapon that can fire almost six rounds per second. The Mk19 has been exported to some 30 countries, including Egypt.
“The US army has a requirement for a rapid-fire non-lethal capability,” says Ken Schulters, project manager for close combat systems at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey. “All currently fielded non-lethal ammunition is single shot.”
: W15QKN-11-R-B005 (fbo.gov):
The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC), Joint Munitions & Lethality (JM&L)Contracting Center, on behalf of the Project Manager, Close Combat Systems and the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM-ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000 intends to issue a solicitation requirement for a XM1044, 40mm Non-Lethal (NL) Blunt Trauma, Linked Cartridge which will operate out of the MK19 Mod 3 Grenade Machine Gun. The XM1044 Cartridge will be used to confuse, disorient, or momentarily distract potential threats without the use of deadly force. This cartridge is intended to be an area fire, low hazard, and non-shrapnel producing device. The XM1044 shall meet MIL-PRF-XM1044VB0, Performance Specification for the XM1044. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 332993.This will be a competitive acquisition resulting in the award of an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ), Firm Fixed Price contract(s) with a duration of five years, which includes Design Verification Testing (DVT), First Article Testing of the XM1044, 40mm NL Blunt Trauma, Linked Cartridges to MIL-PRF-XM1044VB0, and delivery of XM1044 inert, cutaway, and NL Cartridges. The required Delivery Schedule will be approximately 12,000-15,000 XM1044 per month.

0 Silver Rises to 30-Year High, Gold Gains on Middle East Unrest

Silver extended a rally to a 30-year high, and gold climbed to a one-month peak as mounting unrest in the Middle East spurred demand for precious metals as a haven. Palladium jumped to the highest in almost 10 years. 

Egypt approved a request from Iran to send two naval ships through the Suez Canal on their way to Syria, while Israel called the passage a “provocation.” Bahrain’s security forces attacked protesters for a second day. Gunfire broke out in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, as pro-democracy demonstrations spread to Libya and Iran.
“If you see violence, you would buy precious metals for a safe haven,” said Peter Fertig, the owner of Quantitative Commodity Research Ltd. in Hainburg, Germany

Silver futures for March delivery rose 72.6 cents, or 2.3 percent, to settle at $32.296 an ounce at 1:25 p.m. on the Comex in New York. Earlier, the price reached $32.87, the highest for a most-active contract since March 1980. This week, the metal gained 7.7 percent, the most since early December.

 


Gold futures for April delivery gained $3.50, or 0.3 percent, to $1,388.60 an ounce. Earlier, the price reached $1,392.60, the highest since Jan. 13. The metal climbed 2 percent this week.
Demand for gold bars and coins in the Middle East jumped 39 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, World Gold Council figures yesterday showed.

Rising food and commodity prices have contributed to uprisings in the Middle East.

‘Talk of Inflation’

“There are still flare-ups and people getting hurt,” said Adam Klopfenstein, a senior market strategist at Lind-Waldock in Chicago. “There’s more talk of inflation, and no one wants to be short of precious metals heading into the weekend.”
Dennis Gartman, an economist and the editor of the Suffolk, Virginia-based Gartman Letter, prefers gold over silver,
“Silver’s fundamentals are clearly better than those of gold, but we will not accept the randomness and the violence that is the silver market,” Gartman said in his newsletter.
Silver traded as low as $26.30 on Jan. 28.
Palladium futures for March delivery climbed $14.70 or 1.7 percent, to $857.70 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier, the price reached $858.25, the highest since March 2001. The metal advanced 5.3 percent this week.
In the past year, silver has doubled, and palladium jumped 97 percent. Gold is up 24 percent, and platinum has gained 21 percent.
Platinum futures for April delivery fell 70 cents to $1,843.30 an ounce. The metal gained 1.6 percent this week.
Markets will be closed on Feb. 21 for the President’s Day holiday. 

0 INSIDE JOB Official Trailer in HD

From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson ("No End In Sight"), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, INSIDE JOB was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.