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News Briefs 04-05-2009

Food for thought.

Thanks, Greg.

Quote of the Day:

Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.

James Jesus Angleton, Head of CIA Counter Intelligence, 1954-1974.

News Briefs 01-05-2009

Happy Beltane.

Thanks to Greg & Rick

Quote of the Day:

The future sucks. Change it.

Beavis

News Briefs 30-04-2009

If time speeds up, would anyone notice?

Thanks be to Greg, Rick, Red & Kat

Quote of the Day:

The end of time is just another way of saying the beginning of immortality.

Genesis P-Orridge

News Briefs 29-04-2009

My feline superior observed me opening doors, and now she paws at the door knob trying to open it herself. If only she had opposable thumbs...

Thanks Greg.

Quote of the Day:

"I am convinced that these objects [UFOs] do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nations on earth."

RAF Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding

News Briefs 28-04-2009

WHO knows where swine flu came from. Or pigs might fly.

  • WHO: 40 confirmed swine flu cases in US, no deaths.
  • Swine flu is same strain as the pandemic of 1918.
  • Google swine flu.
  • A search for evidence of interplanetary and atmospheric microbial delivery systems.
  • Freedom of expression, dissenting historians and the holocaust revisionists.
  • The singer not the song.
  • The death of 100%.
  • Economic crisis in the EU: the numbers.
  • Shadow government statistics.
  • Where is all the antimatter?
  • Walnuts may help fight breast cancer.
  • Green is a mirage.
  • Dinosaurs lived in the Arctic. Or maybe ECDs happen.
  • The 2012 Apocalyspe and how to stop it.
  • Dino killing asteroid theory takes a fresh hit.
  • AI cracks 4000 year-old mystery.
  • Sungrazers or an earlier version of them.
  • Questions, not answers, make science the ultimate adventure.
  • Imagine another wet, rocky planet.

Quote of the Day:

The men of future generations will yet win many a liberty of which we do not even feel the want

Max Stirner

News Briefs 27-04-2009

Still here, amigos...

  • Is there reason to suspect that the new swine flu virus is in fact a bio-engineered weapon —or just the usual by-product of human short-sightedness?
  • Recent developments spawn worries of a biological apocalypse; but fear not: the Sun is still the one who's gonna get us in 2012 *phew!*
  • For more than a decade, the scientific & technical experts behind the Global Climate Coalition —and industry lobby opposed to the notion of Anthropogenic Global Warming— were advising that "the science backing the role of greenhouse gases in global warming could not be refuted". Meh... eggheads! what do they know about anything, right?
  • Agnotology: how more info leads to less knowledge in the XXst century. While you're at it, you might want to take a look to Farhad Manjoo's 'True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society' (Amazon US & UK).
  • A coalition —organized by the Heinz center— prepared a report urging people to get their heads out of the sand & start facing the economic risks of Climate Change.
  • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger might be just fine for Daft Pünk & Kanye; but it won't do squat for the Big Easy.
  • Space Tornadoes create awesome Auroras. "I think we are not in Epsilon Eridani anymore, Toto!"
  • Happy Birthday, Hubble! I'd buy you a beer if you were 2 years older. For some of Hubble's greates hits, click here.
  • Maverick doctor Panayiotis Zavos claims to have implanted women with cloned human embryos. *Yawn* so? The Raelians have been pulling that stunt for years, Pany ;-)
  • Cattle genes may give clues about human health. Does this give clues about cattle mutes as well?
  • Betty & Barney Hill abduction exhibit to open at New Hampshire (w/Video). If you get to visit it, write a review for us, will ya?
  • The "Man of Quives" video that showed an eerie 'stick-like' figure walking in the tall grasses of Perú, has finally been explained.
  • Why haven't we made contact? Whitley Strieber gives his opinion.
  • Kazakhstan is planning to build a UFO base & alien embassy. TRAITORS!!!!!
  • Cosmetic Neurology: Reporting directly from the clandestine world of neuro-enhancing drugs—because Brain Age is for sissies!
  • Majoring in Stress: The refusal to acknowledge the limits of your body to attain your professional goals.
  • Night owls can work longer than early birds, study says. But what's the use, if the night owls get fired for arriving late to work every morning? :-(
  • Feeling unhappy about your life? Then stop comparing yourself with your neighbor!
  • The 7 most horrifying parasites on the planet—not including AIG— brought to you by Cracked writers (on Crack).
  • The ancient Indus script has finally been cracked, thanks to Moore's law.
  • In George Orwell's famous dystopia, Big Brother's grip on society is shown as an imposition. So what would he think about our willingness to submit our info to Google?
  • The Swedish pirates lost the case & are about to walk the plank. Sergey & Larry will step up & reclaim the Jolly Roger flag —Arrrrrrgh feeling lucky, matey!
  • After 2 years of delay, the award-winning film 'Cochochi' finally arrives to Mexican movie theaters (Trailer)—talk about bad timing!

Thanks Kat, & whoever invented the face mask.

Quote of the Day:

"If the positive innovations connect exponentially before the massive breakdowns reinforce one another, the system can repattern itself to a higher order of consciousness and freedom without the predicted economic, environmental, or social collapse."

Barbara Marx Hubbard

News Briefs 24-04-2009

‘Skunk Works’ takes on a whole new meaning when canine meets skunk…

  • The reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles, explained.
  • Newly discovered satellite galaxies may dethrone Newton’s theory of gravity.
  • Chandra X-Ray Observatory witnesses rare shockwave from nearby super massive black hole.
  • Would you drink water from a black hole?
  • Is there a rosetta stone for the newly discovered, ancient Indus Script?
  • The strange tale of Einstein's brain and the man who cut it up with a bread knife.
  • Check robot-sniper-helicopter piloted by Xbox controller off Skynet’s grocery list.
  • Pluto returns! In Illinois, at least…
  • The cow genome has been sequenced and the farming revolution has begun. Napoleon and the pigs will be pleased.
  • A once theoretical molecule has been created in a lab.
  • The quiet sun and what it may foretell.
  • For some carbon-dioxide absorbing plants to thrive, it doesn’t take a green thumb – it takes pollution.
  • What do giant space tornadoes and the Earth’s auroras have in common? Wait -- did someone just say giant space tornadoes?
  • The moon dust riddle has been answered.
  • Sea ice in Antarctic appears to be increasing as a result of the ozone hole. Wool and tinfoil hats for everyone!
  • China's Great Wall just got a little greater.
  • Super-strength spider silk has arrived. Peter Parker’s ‘accident’ will take place during a field trip to the lab tomorrow.
  • And finally, Bohemian Rhapsody, by way of old computer parts.

Danke to Greg & RPJ!

Quote of the Day:

“Too much checking on the facts has ruined many a good news story…”

Unattributed

News Briefs 22-04-2009

Today's news should tide you over until your copy of Darklore 3 is delivered by owl.

Much thanks to Greg, Dr Karl Shuker and someone else I'm forgetting.

Quote of the Day:

My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity.

Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell

News Briefs 21-04-2009

Assorted ghosts and goblins for all those too sick to go to the doctor.

Quote of the Day:

To say that we dont fundamentally understand the process and that's why we are not going to study it is like saying I am too sick to go to the doctor.

Rob Duncan

News Briefs 20-04-2009

Glimmer of hope: For the first time since I began force-feeding him food and water every 4 hours three months ago, my cat with fatty liver syndrome ate on his own yesterday - twice.

Quote of the Day:

My friends, you bow to no one.

Aragorn to hobbit heroes Frodo, Sam, Pippin, and Merry, in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.