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0 'They've turned Occupy London into Animal Farm': Anti-capitalist 'elite' accused of misusing funds and holding secret meetings in Starbucks.

'They've turned Occupy London into Animal Farm': Anti-capitalist 'elite' accused of misusing funds and holding secret meetings in Starbucks.

They have been protesting about 'corporate greed' outside St Paul's Cathedral for weeks with an apparent goal to destroy capitalism.
Some of the Occupy London demonstrators have been accused of becoming too powerful and controlling
But it seems the Occupy London camp in the heart of the capital's financial district is having trouble controlling its own financial affairs.
This week some demonstrators were accused of becoming 'elitist' with too much power over the group amid accusations of the misuse of funds. 

Allegations: Some demonstrators were accused of becoming 'elitist' with too much power over the group amid accusations of the misuse of funds

Some demonstrators were accused of becoming 'elitist' with too much power over the group amid accusations of the misuse of funds

Claims: Some activists (none pictured) apparently regard themselves as 'more equal than others' and have been compared to the ruling elite satirised in George Orwell's famous Animal Farm
Some were said to regard themselves as 'more equal than others' and have been compared to the ruling elite satirised in George Orwell's famous Animal Farm.
The allegations emerged as the demonstrators met for a meeting in Starbucks on Tuesday but argued about their pot of money and how and when it should be spent, The Times said.
It led to rising tensions and members of the finance committee stepping down.
One member, 25-year-old Tess Jones from New York was accused of using donations from the public to pay for flights to New York.
She has vehemently denied the allegations as 'wild rumours' and has vowed to stay and help form an interim committee.

'Some are more equal than others': Animal Farm was a satirical account of the Russian Revolution and the Stalinist regime 
An anonymous source told the newspaper two main leaders in their 40s and 50s and three people in their 20s were controlling the group and a charter had been drawn up giving power to very few people.


'Some are more equal than others': Animal Farm was a satirical account of the Russian Revolution and the Stalinist regime
Animal Farm by George Orwell was published in England on 17 August 1945.
Orwell, a democratic socialist, retells the story of the emergence and development of Soviet communism up to and during the Stalin era before World War II.

In the book the animals overthrow their human oppressors and establish a socialist state called Animal Farm which eventually collapses.
The pigs, being the most intelligent animals in the group, take control of the planning and government of the farm and then declare themselves the decision-makers.
Over the years they become more and more like humans. Eventually, the seven principles of Animalism, known as the Seven Commandments and inscribed on the side of the barn, become reduced to a single principle reading 'all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'
She said: 'We are calling it the Animal Farm manifesto. The are always smartly dressed. I don't know how they manage it when we are all camping and they go off and have their secret meetings in Starbucks.
In addition, she claimed: 'A small number have decided they are more equal and are controlling the rest of us.'
The source alleged the group had £21,000 in public donations two weeks ago but the leaders, who she said could sometimes be 'aggressive', had apparently said there was no more money for the food or 'tranquility' tent - in charge of welfare - and the legal team were banned from using taxis or buying stationery.
She demanded to know where the 'missing' money had gone and said people were starting to leave as there wasn't enough food.
In Orwell's 1945 novel, based on the Russian Revolution, the animals of Manor Farm overthrow the dictator farmer Mr Jones to establish a new regime based on communism.
But the system fails as some of the animals become ruthless dictators declaring that 'All animals are equal but some are more equal than others'.
The anti-capitalist protest at the Cathedral is part of a series in cities across the globe which aim to highlight the inequalities caused by mismanagement of the economy.

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This seems to be happening at most Occupy's lately.
Anti Capitalism was not what it is primarily about, yes there are indeed some anti-capitalist protesters among the people at there for many other number of causes.
The movement is quickly becoming a joke, I would love to say it's all to do with our twisted paid for media but it seems this is really not the case any more
The whole point was this movement was LEADERLESS AND it should be, because there are so many different  causes....this is were the media will win the minds of the vast number of the public who do not even know what Capitalism is!, have either and its over.
I mean Starbucks!?...come on! surely you people know the history behind Starbucks?.....the reason it has that particular symbolism in its Logo? wonder the Media are having a field day with this.

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0 TEPCO: Melted fuel rod ate into containment vessel update: 31/11/12

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has announced the results of an analysis on the state of melted fuel in the plant's Number 1 unit.

 The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, and several research institutes made public their analyses on the melting of fuel rods at 3 of the plant's units at a government-sponsored study meeting on Wednesday. The analyses were based on temperatures, amounts of cooling water and other data.

TEPCO said that in the worse case, all fuel rods in the plant's Number 1 reactor may have melted and dropped through its bottom into a containment vessel. The bottom of the vessel is concrete covered with a steel plate.

The utility said the fuel may have eroded the bottom to a depth of 65 centimeters. The thinnest part of the section is only 37 centimeters thick.

TEPCO also said as much as 57 percent of the fuel in the plant's Number 2 reactor and 63 percent in the Number 3 reactor may have melted, and that some of the melted fuel may have fallen through reactor vessels.


0 TEPCO NOW DENIES Explosion at Reactor #2 Fukushima ever happened!

TEPCO now denies any explosion at reactor #2... it appearently mistook that explosion for reactor 4 exploding.

0 Crossing Police Lines: US cops defect to OWS

0 Unique earth images obtained by International Space Agency / VIDEO

Astronauts, work in International Space Station (UUI) obtained unique and best earth pictures which were taken from 350 meters above the earth.

National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) published amazing pictures which shows magnificent pictures of the earth. Breathtaking photos obtained UUI's astronauts 28th and 29th mission on August and October.

New pictures and photos edited and designed as a by NASA Image Science and Analysis Laboratory. Video clip show clouds, city lights, polar lights can be seen clearly in the pictures.

Somehow I missed this when it was just too pretty not to re-post it.

0 President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni met in Jordan

President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni met in the Jordanian capital on Wednesday for talks about the peace process, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.

President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni met
in the Jordanian capital for talks about the peace process. (AFP)

A statement from Abbas's office carried by state news agency WAFA confirmed the meeting in Amman and said the Palestinian leader used the talks to stress his support for negotiations.Abbas told Livni that "the option of peace and negotiations was the only way to achieve the two-state solution based on the 1967 borders with the resolution of final status issues including Jerusalem, refugees, borders, settlements and security," the statement said.
Livni's Kadima party issued its own statement on the meeting, saying the Israeli lawmaker had told Abbas to return to negotiations.
The statement said she had also criticized the Palestinian bid for UN state membership and warned that reconciliation talks between Abbas's Fatah movement and Hamas would allow the Islamist group to "impose its agenda."
"Do not let Hamas impose its agenda by forming a joint government," the statement quoted her telling told Abbas. "With them you have no chance for peace."
"Now, before forming a government with Hamas, in the face of the changes in the region and instead of unilateral moves at the UN, it is necessary to open negotiations before it is too late and I call on you to do it before it is too late."
"The Middle East is changing and the deadlock serves the extremists who exploit the dispute on the streets of the Arab world. We need to act now in partnership against the extremist Islamic forces."
The statement from Abbas's office said he assured Livni that the next Palestinian government, to be formed ahead of elections within a year as called for by the unity deal with Hamas, would be a moderate one.

The government will be composed "of technocrats and independents and... will accept previously signed agreements, the principles of two states, be committed to peace and will renounce violence," he told Livni.
Abbas also repeated his insistence that negotiations must be based on the "obligations" of both sides under the Road Map, a 2003 framework for negotiations to reach a peace deal, the statement said.

"The president stressed the obligations of both sides to implement what is required of them under the first phase of the Road Map, including a halt to settlement construction and accepting the 1967 borders as the basis for talks."

Livni was accompanied by three other Israeli political figures, Tzachi Hanegbi and Haim Ramon, both ex-members of parliament, and Roni Bar-on, a Kadima lawmaker, the Kadima statement said.

0 US ships 21-tonne tear gas cargo to Tahrir, Egypt says "no!"

Cairo: Protesters run away from tear gas as they clash with riot police along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square, in Cairo on November 22, 2011. (AFP Photo / Mahmud Hams)

Port workers in Egypt have refused to receive a shipment of tear gas ordered by the country’s Interior Ministry from the United States. They fear it will be used against protesters in Tahrir Square.
Employees at the Adabiya Seaport in coastal city Suez published shipping documents for delivery of a total of 21 tonnes of the crowd-dispersal agent, local mediareport.
The revelation comes as the first 7.5-tonne shipment from the American port of Wilmington arrived to Egypt. Some of the port workers refused to accept the cargo and made the deal public, provoking an official investigation into their actions.
The tear gas was produced by the Combined Systems company. The initial shipment consists of 479 barrels.

Image from Combined Systems website
Egyptian police have been regularly using tear gas and other riot control equipment against the protesters who gather each day on Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Apparently the stocks have run low and had to be replenished.
The news angered many Egyptians, who asked why the interim government is buying tear gas instead of food to feed those without the money to feed themselves and jobs to earn their living.
Meanwhile the country has passed the first round of its three-stage parliamentary election. The voting was marred by violence on Tuesday night, in which some 80 protesters were injured.

0 Germany supplies Israel with Submarines capable of carrying missiles with nuclear warheads

Germany has approved the sale of a sixth Dolphin submarine to Israel and will pay for a third of its cost, government sources told dpa on Wednesday

German-made Dolphin submarine
Israel already has three German-made Dolphin submarines, which are capable of carrying missiles with nuclear warheads. Berlin paid for two of the submarines and the cost of the third was shared between the two countries. Two more are being constructed.

The government sources said Germany had allocated up to 135 million euros (180 million dollars) in next year's budget to pay for its share of the cost for the sixth submarine, the sale of which is part of a deal finalized in 2005.

The submarines are seen as a strategic asset for Israel in any future confrontation with Iran...Israel is believed to have the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal, a claim it neither confirms nor denies.

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0 S. Korea develops world's fastest UAV.....2 x the speed of a US Predator.

South Korea on Wednesday unveiled its latest unmanned
aerial vehicle (UAV) that is the world's fastest and also the world's first remote-controlled aircraft capable of taking off and landing vertically.
Images of South Korea's new tilt-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The aircraft has "tilt rotors," meaning its rotary wings tilt, giving it a helicopter-like capability to vertically take off and land when its wings are facing upward, and the speed and operation range of a jet when its wings are tilted forward, according to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.
The new UAV has been in development since 2002 under the leadership of the ministry and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, together with dozens of private businesses and research centers.
It has yet to receive an official name. There is only one other aircraft with tilt-rotors in the world, which is the V-22 Osprey used by the U.S. Marine Corp.
US Predator drone
"This is the world's second tilt-rotor aircraft but the world's first UAV with such capabilities," Nam Ki-man, a ministry official, said at an earlier press briefing.
The official added the aircraft was also the world's fastest UAV with a cruise speed of 400 kilometers per hour, or about "twice as fast as an helicopter."
The world's best-known UAV, the U.S. Air Force's Predator (right), is said to have a cruise speed of 84 miles per hour or about 135 kilometers per hour, and a maximum speed of about 217 kilometers per hour.
The aircraft's unique capability of vertical takeoff and landing also means it can have numerous applications.
The developers are now working to downsize the aircraft to about 60 percent of its original form, which currently stands at 5 meters in length and 7 meters in width and weighs 1 ton. 

"It can also be used as the platform for a personal air vehicle that is capable of door-to-door operations without a runway," Nam said, adding many investors and buyers were already showing interest in the new aircraft.
The price of the aircraft has yet to be set, mainly because the developers are not yet sure of their initial production volume. 
Nam said mass production could begin in less than three years after the development of the aircraft is completed in March.