Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Is this a late April fools joke? Whites feel like they are oppressed.

Ever since the media began reporting on various statistics that people of color will become the new majority by 2050 in the United States and throughout most of the globe, there have been parallel reports circulating about the plight of the oppressed white guy.

Yeah, you read that correctly. White men, who have long lived off of the divine privilege of whiteness, are now pulling out of the ole’ proverbial race card and claiming that their whiteness is somehow prohibiting them from moving ahead in society.

You need a second to stop laughing? Sure, I’ll wait. Okay, got that out of your system? Good. Let’s continue.

CNN published a story a last month asking if whites are racially oppressed. In the story, there were various accounts from white folks who thought that they were losing their country, their identity and more importantly, their jobs to blacks, immigrants and Jews. To counteract their impending loss of white privilege, one of the many things these dispossessed white folks are doing is starting courses at colleges called “Whiteness Studies.”

I’ve tried to ignore these stories, but the same premise kept showing up in other places like in a Public Religion Research study that suggested that 44 percent of Americans believe that present-day discrimination against whites has become as much of a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities. Most recently, Newsweek ran a piece called “Can Manhood Survive the Recession,” which highlighted the true victims of the down economy: “The same guys who once drove BMWs, in other words, have now been downsized to BMWs: Beached White Males.”

As defined by Newsweek, these BWMs are the former white corporate suits who are now finding themselves out of work and on the unemployment line with those “other” people. Apparently, its pretty bad for these BWMs—in the first quarter of 2011, nearly 600,000 college-educated white men ages 35 to 64 were unemployed, which equates to a jaw-dropping five percent of the unemployment rate. Shocking, isn’t it?

I find it hard to pity the “plight of the white man,” which so happens to be one of the most entitled positions in our society. Before I can even get to the point of shedding a tear or two for the alleged racial oppression of White America, we must first address the history of racial inequalities against people of color.

Despite Newsweek’s best attempt to garner sympathy, the story failed to acknowledge the other color spectrum of manhood, i.e. men of color who have seen an unemployment rate in the double digits since the beginning of the recession. According to the Center for American Progress, the unemployment rate in 2010 for African Americans and Latinos was upwards of 15 percent compared to 8.7 percent for whites. In that same period, homeownership rate for African Americans and Latinos was 45.0 percent and 47.0 percent, respectively, while the homeownership rate for whites was 74.7 percent.

According to the National Urban League’s 2010 State of Black America report, whites are still more than one and a half times as likely as blacks, and more than two and a half times as likely as Latinos to hold a bachelor’s degree. Also, whites are more likely to have health insurance and six times less likely to be incarcerated.

By definition, oppression is the systematic mistreatment of one group of people by another group of people or by society as a whole, with institutional power as a means of asserting that mistreatment. By sheer birthright, white men have had a historic advantage to feel secure in the fact that when it says ‘All men are created equal’ that it really means ‘all white men.’

So Mr. White Man, if you still feel like society is giving you the short end of the stick than it’s best not to point the finger at blacks, Hispanics or women. Instead, point it at your fellow white men at the very top of this pyramid, who seem to be doing quite well for themselves unlike the rest of us who are losing out on jobs and benefits.

So just because whites are becoming a minority in America,which they fear, because they feel like karma is going to get them from all the evil they did to other ethnic brown and black people, so they believe they are being oppressed. When they were already the minority of the planet to begin, but a shift in power is changing and western society is collapsing and they fear this, because they created oppression system racism where they ran country socially,politically and economically and they fear they'll lose that if there aren't many whites around. Obama is the so called first black president that come from a Caucasian mother, but he's still controlled by his puppet master which most likely is Caucasoid. Ninja Please!

Melanin and the "Black" Cube

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FEMA CAMP handbook ordered by government

Interesting dates! They ordered it on Apr, 18 2011 and want it disclosed on Apr, 29 2011

1+8=9 2011 11 and 2+9= 11 2011 11 11. Also the same day as the royal wedding. And I don't believe in coincidences.

Gold Hits $1500 Per Ounce

Source: Bloomberg

The reason is clear: the U.S. dollar is going into the crapper. As I wrote in Gold Bullion: The Ultimate Hedge to Insure Your Portfolio, gold guards against currency debasement and protects the purchasing power of your wealth. According to the website, the U.S. dollar lost 91.6% of its value between the end of World War II in 1945 and 2009. In other words, to have the same $1,000 worth of purchasing power in 1945 required $11,900 in 2009. In contrast, the purchasing power of gold has remained constant over the same time period. Actually, the purchasing power of gold has remained virtually constant since ancient Roman times. Now that’s protection!
Gold Goes Up When the U.S. Dollar Goes Down

The U.S. dollar may experience periodic short-term rallies – especially around June 30th when the Fed is scheduled to end its quantitative easing campaign -- but the long-term trend is still down. How can it be otherwise given the trillion dollar annual budget deficits the U.S. government is running year after year? The only way that the U.S. can get out from under its massive debt burden is to monetize the debt through inflation. The U.S. debt problem is so severe that Standard and Poor’s downgraded to “negative” the outlook for our country’s credit rating!

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Gold Hits $1500 Per Ounce

Gold Hits $1500 Per Ounce

By Jim Fink
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The yellow metal has maintained its value throughout the ages and will recover from this temporary swoon to $1,360 per ounce.

-- Ben Shepherd, Personal Finance (Feb. 11, 2011)

Yesterday (April 19th), gold bullion traded at $1,500 per ounce for the first time in history:

Source: Bloomberg

The reason is clear: the U.S. dollar is going into the crapper. As I wrote in Gold Bullion: The Ultimate Hedge to Insure Your Portfolio, gold guards against currency debasement and protects the purchasing power of your wealth. According to the website, the U.S. dollar lost 91.6% of its value between the end of World War II in 1945 and 2009. In other words, to have the same $1,000 worth of purchasing power in 1945 required $11,900 in 2009. In contrast, the purchasing power of gold has remained constant over the same time period. Actually, the purchasing power of gold has remained virtually constant since ancient Roman times. Now that’s protection!
Gold Goes Up When the U.S. Dollar Goes Down

The U.S. dollar may experience periodic short-term rallies – especially around June 30th when the Fed is scheduled to end its quantitative easing campaign -- but the long-term trend is still down. How can it be otherwise given the trillion dollar annual budget deficits the U.S. government is running year after year? The only way that the U.S. can get out from under its massive debt burden is to monetize the debt through inflation. The U.S. debt problem is so severe that Standard and Poor’s downgraded to “negative” the outlook for our country’s credit rating!

Take a look at the following chart which shows the inverse correlation of gold with the U.S. dollar:

Gold is Stronger than Crude Oil

If the U.S. dollar continues to go down, that means only one thing: gold is going to continue going up. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) agrees. As I wrote last week in Goldman Sachs Recommends Selling Commodities, Goldman didn’t recommend selling all commodities. In fact, while Goldman recommended selling crude oil and industrial metals, it continued to recommend buying gold and soybeans. As the following chart shows, gold has significantly outperformed Brent rude oil over the past three years:

Gold’s outperformance compared to oil is quite extraordinary when you take into account the price spike oil has seen from the recent Middle East political turmoil. Part of the reason may be the continued supply glut of natural gas, which can act as a partial substitute for oil and may be keeping pressure on oil going even higher.

How high can gold go? Many analysts believe gold will hit at least $2,100 an ounce is in the cards over the next three years and upwards of $5,000 an ounce by the end of the decade. While many commodities have surpassed their inflation-adjusted highs of 1980, gold has – hard to believe – lagged and would need to top $2,000 an ounce to surpass its 1980 high.
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Ben Shepherd, mutual fund editor of Personal Finance, believes gold is going much higher for reasons other than just U.S. currency debasement. He recently told subscribers that increasing consumer demand for gold jewelry in high-growth emerging markets is also fueling gold’s rise:

Not only is gold the ultimate insurance in an uncertain market, but the precious metal also remains in high demand. According to the World Gold Council, Chinese demand for gold amounts to roughly 530 tons per year. The country’s gold imports rose fivefold in 2010. Consumers and retail investors accounted for much of this spike; demand for gold in jewelry and as an investment has increased as fears of inflation intensify.

To capitalize on gold’s continued meteoric rise, Ben likes one particular gold-focused mutual fund that includes both bullion and gold mining stocks. Mr. Shepherd describes the mutual fund this way:

A track record of success and an extraordinarily low expense ratio of 0.94 percent -- the average is 1.5 percent -- make this fund a winner

Mcdonalds the only job available for most Americans.

It's a sad day in America, when adults are competing for teenage jobs.

Job hungry Americans flock to McJobs AFP – Fast food giant McDonald's vowed to hire 50,000 new employees in a single day.(AFP/Jim Watson)
by Sebastian Smith – Tue Apr 19, 3:28 pm ET

NEW YORK (AFP) – Thousands of job-hungry applicants sank their teeth into a McDonald's mass hiring event Tuesday, with the fast-food giant attempting to sign up 50,000 new employees across America in a single day.

The home of the Big Mac turned itself into Big McJob as 14,000 US outlets laid out the welcome mat, each looking to fill on average three to four positions.

For job seekers in a still shaky, post-recession economy, the offer was a rare glimmer of hope.

New Yorker Thomas Hill, 24, raced to make it to as many interviews as possible before the day's end. The New York area counts 620 McDonald's and by mid-morning Hill and a friend had already interviewed at five.

"I'm open to any position. I'd do anything. I just need the finances to get myself steady," he said after interviewing at a midtown Manhattan outlet.

Wearing pointed black leather shoes, an over-sized tie, and a velvety jacket embroidered with sequins, Hill said: "We got up early and we got dressed nicely."

Bosses are keen to dispel the common perception of McDonald's jobs as low-wage and low-prospect.

Applicants are given leaflets promising "fun in a fast-paced environment," a chance to "feel good about yourself," and "learn as you earn."

"We love our McJobs and are very proud," said Elaine Diekmann, owner of a Manhattan franchise.

A dyed-in-the-wool McDonald's enthusiast, she's worked for the company for 37 years, starting at entry level and working her way up, along with her McDonald's veteran husband, to joint-owner.

"McDonald's is anything you want it to be. It can be part-time, short-term, pay-for-college type thing, or if they have the interest and ability to go through management development they can do anything," she said.

Jonathan Harris, 21, said he needed to finance paralegal courses that he takes at a New York community college with a view to an ambitious career.

"I want to be a district attorney and work with children and victims of domestic violence," the soft-spoken youngster said after putting in his McJob application.

Demand was also fierce for the 2,500 jobs on offer in the Chicago area, where McDonald's is headquartered.

John Lemond, 21 came dressed in a red shirt and tie in hopes of standing out from the crowd of applicants.

"I'm not picky at all -- I just need a job," he said while waiting for his turn for a brief interview at a franchise in the suburb of Evanston.

Chris O'Conner, 32, is hoping for a job in management but also said he was willing to take anything.

He's working a couple part-time jobs right now and is drawn to the health care and other benefits McDonald's offers.

"I'm looking for something full-time with benefits and a job I can grow in," he said as he waited with his hands resting on his application.

"McDonald's, they have a very good reputation as a very fast growing company. They have different career opportunities that appeal to me."

Managers declined to say how much they were offering candidates.

Nicole Curtin, a spokeswoman for McDonald's, said benefits include medical coverage and education support, although wages could go as low as the national minimum of $7.25 an hour.

"Some of our restaurants do pay minimum wage, but we're not considered a minimum wage employer. Depending on what your position is you may start above minimum wage," Curtin said.

In 24-hour outlets the work and the odd shifts can be demanding. With the pressure of fast-food, sometimes grumpy customers, and modest pay, the employee is still expected to serve with a smile.

But that's OK, New York franchise manager Daisy Perez said: "We train people to smile."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Occult Numerology behind the number 11.

In the universe numbers are very powerful and sacred. We know nine is the highest number in the universe, because every other number repeats itself. For example ten is supposed to be higher than nine, but flip it over it's really one. Multiply nine by any number and add it up it and goes back to nine, for instance nine times two equal eighteen, but eight plus one equal nine and goes on repetitively, but both nine and the number eleven are mirror numbers. Also 11 represent duality and consciousness. But why do most disasters occur on the eleventh date?

K let's count the disasters that have happened with the multiples of 11.

Twin Towers Tragedy

1. The most obvious of course was the twin towers tragedy which occurred on September 11th 2001.

The two twin towers standing side by side look like an 11.

Each tower had 110 floors.

New York City has 11 letters.

Pentagon yep 11 letters.

The first plane to crash into the twin towers was flight number 11.

The total number of victims inside all the hijacked planes was 254 2+5+4 = 11

Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers...9+2 = 11

Flight 77 which also hit twin towers was carrying 65 passengers.

September 11th is day number 254 of the calendar year.

New York fire unit 1 lost 11 fire fighters in the collapse.

Open microsoft word simply type Q33 NY this is the flight number of the first plane to hit the twin towers...Now highlight the text and change the font to wingdings...You wont believe your eyes!!!

The Madrid Bombings

The Madrid bombings happened exactly 911 days after the twin towers incident.

The Madrid bombings took place on 3-11-2004 3+1+1+2+4 =11

*Hurricane Katrina On August 29, 11 counties and eleven cities issued evacuation orders, a number which increased to 41 counties and 61 cities by the following morning. Hurricane Katrina occurred on Aug, 29 and two plus nine, equal elven.

The Great Japan Quake & Tsunami

The Japan quake it on 3-11-2004. at 2:46 Japan time 3+1+1+2+4 = 11 and the time of quake 2+4+6 = 12: or the final hour of midnight which represents tragedy on the world clock.

The first huge Tsunami wave swept through exactly at 3:11 local time.

And now I ask you, since you say that it is only a happenstance...considering all of the numbers either adding up to 11 or with 11 in the number, do you still think it's just coincidence.

I think not. And look for another tragedy to happen around the number 11:11 1:11 3:11 9:11 because I truly believe it is God warning us that the time is short...nearly the MIDNIGHT hour, in the which unless those times should be shortened no humans would survive.

Japan big 9.0 earth quake March, 11 2011

Followed by another 7.4 earth quake on April, 11 2011.

11: September 11th In History

*On September 11th 1990 at 9.09PM, 11 years prior to September 11th 2001, George Bush Senior made a speech to Congress entitled "Toward A New World Order":

"A new partnership of nations has begun, and we stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective—a new world order—can emerge."

*On September 11th 1941, 60 years prior to September 11th 2001, the soil was broken and the foundations set for "The Pentagon" in Washington DC

*A book written in 1981, 20 years prior to the 2001 attacks, called "The Birth of Christ Recalculated". The author, Dr. Ernest L. Martin, claims to have calculated the exact date of Jesus Christ's birth based on the celestial charts for that era. The date of Christ's birth, based on the famous Star of Bethlehem, is calculated to be September 11, 3 B.C.

*According to Hebrew Scriptures September 11, 1999 was the 6,000th anniversary of Adam's creation, and year 1 on the Hebrew calendar.

11: Significant Events

*The first NASA space mission to successful land two men on the moon was Apollo 11

*Hurricane Katrina was recorded as "Storm #11". Hurricane Katrina's wikipedia page states:

On August 28, 11 counties and eleven cities issued evacuation orders, a number which increased to 41 counties and 61 cities by the following morning

To coincide, NASA's Hurricane Katrina page states:

"The storm formed late on August 23 and developed quickly into a tropical storm by 11 a.m. the next morning."

Uri Geller stopped Big Ben at 11.11 AM GMT 30th April 1997 (a hoax in my opinion, but feel free to research)

11: Royalty

*A google search into the etymology of the word "crown" establishes it was derived from the Anglo-French word "coroune" in the year 1111.

"1111, from Anglo-Fr. coroune, from O.Fr. corone, from L. corona "crown""

11: Religion

*Jesus Christ = 11 letters

11: Sport

* There are 11 players in a football team. A football game becomes 11:11.
* There are 11 players in a cricket team. Again, 11:11.

The number 11 finds itself embedded in the very fabric of existence. Observed in both the heavens and in the workings of shadowy world rulers, there are three schools of thought as to how this could be:

* The first points towards a series of 'inevitable events' deep rooted in the fabric of material existence. Fate so to speak and that the universe is playing out its script.

* The second speculates that 'the powers that be' have realised the significance of the number 11 in our ancient past and hijacked it for their own gain.

* The third leads to an assumption that the pyramid builders, are the same people in control today, and have used the number 11 symbolically throughout recorded history. Could it be that this 'intelligence' at work, created the solar system (so as to explain the connections between the number 11 and the universe) or is it simply working to a universal numerical code?

The above information is all based on published fact, without even going into my own experiences with the numbers 11:11.

At first I held my own reservations about the significance of the number 11, until I found it work itself into my life.

Most, if not all of my knowledge and research in this blog, found its way into my life through moments where I've see an 11:11 on a digital clock, on the microwave or on the TV. Of late, these have taken a new form, including full blown audible 11:11's from random members of the general public and arrangements of seemingly random objects forming something greater than just coincidence.

11:11 has come to signify a change in consciousness or at least the exposure of a new reality. Puzzling to say the least, but exciting - definitely!

It seems the many 9-11 forms are part of the wake-up call to resuscitate Lazarus (humanity) from the dead. New connections are coming fast these days, like a flood of information. One such, with a little help, came to me yesterday, April 9, 2004, Good Friday. It is about the number "mirrors."

The Nines













The Elevens













The "reduced" values of the nines row are all nine, except the zero. The reduced values of the elevens row are 11, not including the 0 and figuring 11 as the end of the reduction. In some systems, an 11 would reduce to 2. When the mirrors of the double digit nines are added (18 + 81, 27 + 72, etc.), the result is 99, which is 9 x 11.

When the mirrors of the double digit elevens are added (29 + 92, 38 + 83, etc.), the results are 121, which is 11 x 11.

When a zero is placed between the double digit numbers, the nines result in mirror addings of 909 and the elevens result in 1111. (108 + 801, 207 + 702, etc., and 209 + 902, 308 + 803, etc.)

When each number set of the two rows above are added, the results are:

0 20 47 65 83 101 (center) 119 137 155 173 200

Except for 0, 20, and 200, the numbers all "reduce" to 11. Adding the eight numbers that reduce to 11 (47 through 173 above) totals 880. That is an octave of the note of "A" in music, and is half a mile in yards. All the numbers added comes to 1100. Each pair on the sides of the mirror add to 220 (20 + 200, 47 + 173, etc.).

One can also "mirror" the flight numbers of the terrorist attacks of

September 11, 2001:

571 39 77 11 (mirror) 11 77 93 175

The "mirror" number 571 may have been a BIG hint. A movie was paying at the time, "U-571," which is about finding a the solution to a secret code under the water. Another movie playing was "Ocean's Eleven." Coincidence? I think not!

I also doubt it was a coincidence that prior to 9-11-01 there were 777 NYC firemen killed in the line of duty, while 343 were killed on that one day (343 = 7 x 7 x 7). Yet another unlikely coincidence was the 11-9-65 blackout in the Eastern US, 36 years prior to 9-11-01. In this case, subtract mirror numbers:

911 - 119 = 792

That is a base ten harmonic of a major Gematrian number, (11 + 11) x 360 = 7920. It is the diameter of the planet Earth in miles. My snail mail friend, Paul, dreamed that number years ago. After I informed him that it was Earth's diameter, he pointed out that the word, "Gematria," means "measuring the Earth!"

You may know that a box around the Earth is part of the New Jerusalem Plan, giving 4 x 7970 = 31680 miles, the sublunar distance around the New Jerusalem, while 3168 is associated with "Lord Jesus Christ." Yet another coincidence is that Bethlehem is at 31.68 degrees latitude.

All of the numbers in the last list above were airline flight numbers in the 9-11-01 attacks, except for number 39. It is, however, part of the other code sequence I mentioned above concerning the triplet numbers.

11: In the Universe

On 11th August 1999 at 11:11am there was a total solar eclipse observed throughout Europe
21st December 2012 at 11:11am is the winter solstice of the final day of the Mayan calendar
The current astrological sign of the zodiac is Pisces, we are currently moving into Aquarius - the 11th sign of the zodiac
21st December 2012 = 21/12/2012 = 2+1+1+2+2+0+1+2 = 11
The sunspot cycle lasts 11 years - the next one peaking in 2012.

11: Pyramid Numerology

11:11 x 11:11 = 1234321 (Numerical sequence ascending and descending in the fashion of a pyramid)
111 x 111 = 12321 (Pyramid number)
11 x 11 = 121 (Another pyramid number)
11 = 3 in binary arithmetic. 3 makes the cornerstones of the Trinity or pyramid
On the Illuminati playing card. There is an illustration of a disaster occurring with people who look Japanese descent and it has Japan's Waco tower that's located in Tokyo. It shows the clock striking 3:11 the same date of the devastating earth quake and tsunami.

400,000 To Develop Cancer In Japan

Real Experts Speak! Japanese Radiation Risk In US, 400,000 To Develop Cancer In Japan

On March 11th, 2011 an earthquake and ensuing tsunami rocked Japan, killing thousands and causing upwards of three partial or full meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Corporate experts and nuclear industry shills have continuously claimed that the dangers are minimal, pushing the lie that the disaster was smaller and less severe than Chernobyl.

Thankfully, two experts have come forward and reported the real dangers of this large scale nuclear disaster.

On March 15th, Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D said that if a radiation plume from Japan hit the U.S. west coast it could pose a threat to the nations crops and the people that eat them. As we know, levels of radiation in milk in three states has been recorded at much higher levels then normal, causing some to believe that the radiation has indeed hit the U.S. food supply.

As we have noted in multiple articles, the risk in the United States is not radiation sickness, instead there will be an increased risk of cancer.

“Most of the health risks are not going to be due to acute radiation poisoning,” Blaylock told Newsmax. “It’s going to be a risk of increased cancer.

“When we look at Chernobyl, most of West Germany was heavily contaminated. Norway, Sweden. Hungary was terribly contaminated. The radiation was taken up into the plants. The food was radioactive. They took the milk and turned it into cheese. The cheese was radioactive.”

We now know that milk/cheese has been contaminated and products bought in a grocery store in San Fransisco tested positive for radioactive iodine 131.

A French research body on radioactivity has stated that the radiation levels that have been found in Europe are no longer negligible and pregnant women and children should avoid risky behavior.

Meanwhile, Dr. Chris Busby, a leading expert on the effects of radiation on the human body, has stated that 400,000 people in Japan may die from cancer.

It is clear that the so called experts that the corporate media has promoted are nothing more then nuclear industry/government lackeys and without people such as Russell Blaylock and Dr. Chris Busby information on the Fuksuhima disaster would be completely censored.

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Funny picture of the day

Not a good look of the week

Jolly ranchers... really! Looking like silly wanka.

A page from the Apocalypse: plagues of flies, worms, bees

April 13, 2011 – INDONESIA - Parts of Indonesia are under siege by swarms of hairy caterpillars, which are getting into homes and causing skin rashes, according to local news reports. “The caterpillars are very disturbing. They crawl into the house and make our skin itch for days. They have long hairs,” a Jakarta resident identified as Nurhayati told the Jakarta Globe. A caterpillar swarm was first reported in East Java two weeks ago, according to the Globe, and new swarms have been observed in Bekasi, West Java, and Buleleng, Bali. The caterpillars are targeting the leaves of mango trees in Bali, according to a Bali Times report. Bali agricultural chief Made Putra Suryawan said Wednesday that authorities there are spraying insecticide and burning garbage to stop the spread of the insects, according to an Agence France Presse report on Suryawan said the species of caterpillars had not yet been identified. Their elevated numbers could be caused by a lack of predators, he said in the AFP report. “There’s a reduction in the number of birds and ants that feed on these caterpillars. People catch the birds to sell them and catch the ants to feed their pet birds,” Suryawan is quoted as saying. –CNN

United Kingdom- Hatfield- Mrs Minn called in an expert beekeeper, who said he had no idea why the bees, which have an essential role to play in pollinating crops and plants, had been attracted to her car in particular. –WH Times India - Berhampur (Orissa) (PTI) A man died and four others suffered wounds after they were stung by a swarm of wild bees at Aska, about 40 km from here today, police said. Kala Krushan Swain (35) was attacked by the bees while he was going to a local temple. He died on his way to hospital. Four passers-by were also stung and they were hospitalized. This was the third incident in two months in Ganjam and Kandhamal districts where three persons died in wild bee attack. -IBN

New Zealand – A thick swarm of small, hairy, fatty critters are invading homes all over South Canterbury in plague proportions. Cluster fly season has returned with a vengeance, leaving weary homeowners vacuuming daily and battling with sprays to keep the thousands of mites from taking over their home. David Curry, of Timaru-based company The Exterminator, said the phone had been running red hot. He described it as plague proportions. Cluster flies, named because of their ability to communicate with each other using a scent to summon themselves into clusters, were plaguing the whole district, mostly in rural areas, he said. “I’ve been to Geraldine and I’m down in Waimate doing some now,” he said yesterday. The first signs of cluster flies began a month ago. “Because they come en masse, it’s hard to control them all.” They’re just everywhere. It’s just unbelievable where they’re getting in.” When they would disappear depended on the weather, he said. The recent warm autumn days, where the flies fill buildings looking for a place to hibernate, meant the problem could last for some time. “It’ll be until we get the real cold snap,” Mr Curry said. “If we get real bad weather, that could be it because they’ll be killed off or they hibernate.” –Stuff NZ

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The sinking of Japan movie trailer: Hmm sounds ominous.

This movies was made five year prior to the devastating,catastrophic,earth quake that happen on March,11 2011.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why are whites so obsessed with blacks and our culture?! Actress Ashely Judd says Hip Hop culture is responsible for rape.

You mean to tell me this broad who comes from dysfunctional family and was raped by her own family, blames it on hip hop culture? Another case where a white person want to use blacks or our culture as scapegoat of their own problems. Ho sit down! She went after diddy and snoop when eminem raps about killing his own mother. Why do white people stay obsessed with blacks and our culture? Is it because they don't have any culture to call their own? Maybe that's why they're the biggest swagger jackers on the planet.

Longtime Hollywood actress Ashley Judd has released a memoir this past Tuesday (April 5) and in it the daughter of celebrated country music singer Naomi Judd and half-sister to singer Wyonna Judd blasted rap stars Snoop Dogg and Diddy.

A known global advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, Ashley Judd spoke fondly of her work with the YouthAids campaign but offered blistering disdain for Snoop and Diddy’s inclusion in the campaign where she serves as an ambassador.

Judd’s resistance to Snoop Dogg and Diddy was rooted in the idea that the actress is a strong of opponent of hip hop and she offered some insight within her book. “Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by rap and hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message ... um, who? Those names were a red flag,” she said.

Judd went on to add, “As far as I'm concerned, most rap and hip-hop music – with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as 'ho's' – is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny." Harsh words indeed.

The well-schooled actress, who holds undergraduate degrees in French, Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, revealed also in her memoir that she suffered sexual and physical abuse as a child and that she often felt lost. She shares in a new People magazine issue, “My childhood was erratic, chaotic, unstable," she said. “I was so the lost child, who just goes away and can be invisible while sitting in the middle of the room."

As reported last week, in her new book Ashley Judd called hip-hop “…the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.” And now, she’d like to “apologize”…

After ?uestlove’s initial responses to Judd’s comments, Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder also took to Twitter to voice their sentiments about the issue. Amidst the outcry, Judd took to Russell Simmons’ early on Monday to apologize for her statements, saying that while some of her words were taken out of context, she is at fault for the generalizations she made.

“The outcry regarding my remarks, 2 paragraphs out of my 400+ page book, regarding hip hop and rap, has been astounding as it is out of context…The general theme [now] is to express my gratitude for a chance to learn, to be corrected where I was wrong, to make amends, and hold firm and strong on the original intention and context of points I made, with a commitment to try to do so less clumsily and with more sensitivity in the future.”

She added, “I so regret that my indictment of rape culture as a whole has been interpreted as me blaming rap and hip hop exclusively. That was absolutely not my intention, and I so regret it has had that effect on some people. “

Judd finished by saying her eyes had been opened to a distinction between Rap and Hip Hop, and she’d also been introduced to new music. “Thank you to fans of both [Rap and Hip Hop] who have introduced me to artists whose lyrics embody activism and progressive values. I am glad to have more beats for my playlists. I celebrate the music, its meaning, and those who love it.”

It’s always hilarious when people want to apologize after making ignorant, broad generalizations, about people or a culture. Keep your apologies and put ‘em up your a** lady. You said what you meant and we’re not about to believe any different.

Quick question though. Do these pictures promote misogyny or rape too? Oh, we guess this is just your “art” huh? Gotcha…

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The complexion for protection. White woman that escaped prison gets set free even though she committed another crime, now is appearing on oprah

Marie Walsh, also known as Susan LeFevre, shares her story after 32 years as a fugitive. SMH

Marie Walsh, Inmate 140217 and Susan LeFevre may all represent the same woman, but the identities represent very different lives.

At 4 p.m. today, the woman now known as Marie Walsh will sit down opposite Oprah Winfrey and talk about her 32 years as a fugitive. On Friday, she’ll appear on NBC’s Today Show as part of the promotion of her new book “A Tale of Two Lives: The Susan LeFevre Fugitive Story,” by Marie S. Walsh, also known as Susan LeFevre.

Walsh, a former Thomas Township resident best known in Saginaw County as Susan LeFevre, was 19 when she was arrested Jan. 8, 1974, with Richard A. Anderson, her boyfriend at the time, for selling heroin to an undercover officer during a sting in Thomas Township.

LeFevre and Anderson both pleaded guilty to drug and conspiracy charges and received prison sentences of 10 to 20 years apiece, though Walsh said she was promised probation for her guilty plea.

“I was put right into the belly of the beast,” Walsh said. “I saw the so-called drug war and how the justice system was really dealing with the drug problem.

Walsh admits to using drugs before her arrest but said prison rehab was reserved for people about to complete their sentences, and most of her one year and 19 days in prison were filled by torment rather than trying to get better.

“They kept telling me they were going to make me scum like everybody else,” Walsh said. “They told me they were going to crush me.”

The 1973 Arthur Hill High School graduate said she decided she had to get out. She said she climbed a barbed-wire fence and her grandfather helped her escape from the Scott Correctional Facility in Wayne County in 1976.

“I didn’t want to be a fugitive,” she said. “On one hand, it felt really good to be free and escaped from such a situation, but on the other hand I was really worried, and I left everything I knew.”

Walsh said the conditions and treatment she experienced in prison led her to write her book.

“I knew how terrible it was to be in the prison system. I could hear rapes down the hallways and would wonder when my number would come up,” Walsh said. “Nobody believes an inmate, and that’s why I’m doing this, because people don’t believe inmates.”

Anderson, Walsh’s codefendant and a Vietnam veteran, served about 2 years before his release. He was killed execution-style four years later. His slaying is unsolved.

A married couple out for a walk along Banner near East in Spaulding Township found Anderson’s body in a water-filled ditch Sept. 29, 1981.

Meanwhile, LeFevre had already made it west to California. She began going by her middle name, Marie, and using the last name Day. She said she made up a social security number similar to her own and obtained a California driver’s license.

“I was as surprised as anybody when I got a license,” she said, adding that her new identity allowed her to work low-paying jobs, such as at a mall juice bar, but not much else. “It didn’t seem to matter, but usually, after a year, I’d have to move on to a different job.”

As the years went on, she married and had three children. She said she always was wary of detection.

“I led a pretty normal life,” Walsh said recently from her home in California. “But I always did have to worry. I didn’t just get off.”

In March 2008, authorities received an anonymous online tip, which Walsh said was merely a website listing absconders, that the woman they were searching for was living in suburban San Diego. Investigators confirmed her identity, and federal marshals in April 2008 pulled Walsh over in the neighborhood of the Del Mar, Calif., home where she lived with her husband, Alan Walsh, and three children.

A month later, she was back in the Michigan prison system, and once again she was Susan LeFevre. In September 2008, she pleaded guilty to escape and was sentenced to five years probation and 18 months of parole. In January 2009, parole board members voted unanimously to free her.

She went back to California, and back to the name Marie.

“They destroyed Susan, they killed her,” Walsh said. “Susan was a really nice young girl who trusted people, who believed them when they said they were going to give her probation. I said goodbye to her on my way to California.”

Thank grandholm for her not serving the prison sentence the judge deem proper for a high level herion dealer . But when you come from a family of lawyers and bowling ally mongrols it all about buying your way out

only evil people support the drugwar
rational humans support Harm Reduction Policies.
Wow, "they promised me probation" for selling herion. Ya right. People are still believing her and will make her rich. Just remember when your 19 year old daughter sells herion and wants to escape from prison- you must help her because it's not her fault. No wonder why the world is the way it is. Poor little drug dealer, done wrong.

Not only they let this criminal heffa free, but now she's trying to get fame and profit out of using her white privilege card when most black men or other ethnic folks will probably get a longer sentence added on and not a second chance.

WTF is going on with world?

Swarms of rats migrate across Australia

April 7, 2011 – AUSTRALIA – A mass migration of rats is under way into the inland deserts of Australia after a run of high rainfall seasons, scientists say. The native long-haired rat, or Rattus villosissimus, normally lives in the Barkly Tableland of the Northern Territory and in western Queensland. But now it has been spotted in Alice Springs for the first time in 25 years. Peter McDonald, acting scientist with Northern Territory Biodiversity Conservation, said the phenomenon was a “huge event” which he attributed to a run of consecutive good, high rainfall seasons. ”It is unusual in the rodent world but Rattus villosissimus are unique in that way and they are pretty famous for their eruptions,” he added. “Probably the only similar expansion by a rodent is seen in the lemmings in the northern hemisphere with their irruptions. There is nothing else in Australia which irrupts over such a large area.” Alice Springs generally has no rats because of its arid climate. The long-haired rodent was first sighted around the middle of last year on the edge of the Simpson Desert, south-east of the town, Mr McDonald said. Its ability to produce 12 babies every three weeks gives it the highest reproductive potential of any rodent in Australia, he noted

Deep tremors shake large dormant volcano in Iceland

April 7, 2011 – ICELAND – A deep earthquake has occurred at Iceland’s Hofsjökull volcano. The volcano hasn’t erupted in recorded history and is said to have last had activity during the Holocene period according to geologists. The icecap in Hofsjökull volcano is deep. At its deepest point it is 650 meters deep at the most. The deepest points of the icecap are in the main caldera of Hofsjökull volcano. If Chaitén volcano in Chile has taught geologist anything, a dormant volcano doesn’t need a long time to go from dormant to an active eruption. That is why I find it worrying that deep earthquakes have started to appear in Hofsjökull volcano, even if they are extremely rare so far. Over the past ten years or so there has been a slight increase in earthquake activity in Hofsjökull volcano along with increase in hydrothermal activity.

In terms of Icelandic volcanoes, Hofsjökull volcano is more complex than most. South of it lies the Kerlingafjöll volcano. It is a volcano known for its heavy hydrothermal activity. Hofsjökull volcano lies along an east-west-trending area connecting the two principal rift zones of Iceland. It bridges the gap between the Reykjanes-Langjökull rift on the west, which terminates at Langjökull, and the eastern zone, which extends NE-ward across east-central Iceland. Besides being one of Iceland largest volcanoes, its location also makes it extremely dangerous. As it is located in the middle of Iceland, and a glacier flood from it could go many different ways down to the ocean and over large populated areas in Iceland. The deep earthquake is close to the caldera. The earthquake of concern under the Hofsjökull volcano took place at 10:11 UTC on 5. April 2011. That earthquake had a depth of 27.6 km. Its size was ML1.4, so it was a small earthquake. I do not believe that this depth is an error in the SIL system (though sometimes this occurs). A second earthquake took place at 10:13 UTC, its size was ML1.6 with the depth of 1.6 km. Whatever might be happening with Hofsjökull volcano; it’s worth watching even if it’s not going to erupt just yet.

Status update: Mount Baekdu, a dormant volcano in North Korea, which hasn’t erupted since 1903 is showing increased signs of unrest, especially since the 9.0 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11, 2011. In Japan, 19 dormant volcanoes are also showing signs of increased activity. Three volcanoes in the Philippines are reporting heightened activity and the Mt Ruapehu volcano in New Zealand is reported increased emissions of gases and rising temperatures in the volcanic Crater Lake. Three mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan have also erupted since the March 11 earthquake in Japan and quakes are stirring under Iceand’s network of ancient volcanoes. Either this is all one big coincidence or we’re moving into the next geological stage of this Earthchanges crisis

Worms rain down from cloudless sky in Galashiels Scotland

April 7, 2011 – Galashiels, SCOTLAND - A PE class had to run for cover as it started raining worms. Teacher David Crichton was leading a group of pupils playing football at Galashiels Academy when dozens of the invertebrates began plummeting from the sky. The 22 second-year boys had to abandon their lesson. Mr. Crichton said the children had just completed their warm-up when they began to hear “soft thudding” on the ground. The class then looked to the cloudless sky – and saw worms falling on to them. Mr. Chrichton, 26, said he was baffled by the incident, with teachers later finding more worms spread across a tennis court almost 100 yards away. Mr. Crichton said: “We went out to one of our outdoor areas – an all-weather Astroturf pitch. “We were out playing football and had just done our warm-up and were about to start the next part of the lesson. “We started hearing this wee thudding noise on the ground. “There were about 20 worms already on the ground at this point. Then they just kept coming down. “The kids were laughing but some were covering their heads and others were running for cover for a while. “The just scattered to get out of the way.” The teacher scooped up handfuls of the worms that had fallen from the sky as proof they had landed on his class. Mr. Crichton said he and his colleagues eventually found about 120 worms after checking the artificial football pitch and tennis courts… The incident in Galashiels is believed to have been caused by freak weather over a nearby river lifting water and worms and dumping it over the road. Similar events were recorded in 1872 in Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1877 in Christiana, Norway, and in 1924 in Halmstad, Sweden. In July 2007 a woman was crossing a road in Louisiana when large clumps of tangled worms dropped from above.

Philippines major volcanoes now all showing signs of increased unrest

Taal Volcano - Restive Taal Volcano continued to show signs of activity, as state volcanologists recorded at least five volcanic quakes there in the last 24 hours. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Wednesday said it also observed weak steaming activity at the thermal area of the main crater-lake. Phivolcs also reiterated its warning against carbon dioxide in the area, saying gas measurements in March amounted to 4,670 tons per day – double the 2,250 tons per day in January. “The remarkable increase in C02 [Carbon dioxide] concentration indicates anomalous gas release from the magma at depth,” it said. It added Alert Level 1 remains over Taal Volcano, saying no eruption is imminent but the public should strictly observe some safety precautions.
Bulusan Volcano - Phivolcs also recorded at least three volcanic quakes around Bulusan Volcano in Bicol in the last 24 hours. It also noted a “wispy to weak emission of white steam” at the southeast and northwest thermal vents while the summit crater was cloud-covered during the past observation period. No lahar event was reported or observed. Phivolcs said Bulusan Volcano’s status remains at Alert Level 1, meaning the source of activity is hydrothermal and shallow. “Entry to the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) is strictly prohibited, since the area is at risk to sudden steam and ash explosions. Due to the prevailing wind direction, residents in the northwest and southwest sectors of the volcano are reminded to take precautions against ash falls,” it said. Civil aviation authorities were also urged to warn pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ejected ash and volcanic fragments from sudden explosions may be hazardous to aircraft.
Mayon Volcano – Phivolcs said Mayon Volcano in Albay did not detect any volcanic earthquake during the past 24 hours, while steam from the crater varied from wispy to weak and drifted towards west-southwest. But it said a fair crater glow (Intensity II, can be seen by naked eye) was observed Tuesday night. Alert Level 1 is also in effect over Mayon Volcano, Phivolcs said. “Although this means that no eruption is imminent, it is recommended that the public should not enter the 6-kilometer radius PDZ due to the continuing threat from sudden small explosions and rockfalls from the upper and middle slopes of the volcano,” it said. -GMA News -April 7, 2011

Scientist warns South Island’s earthquake nightmare may be just beginning

April 7, 2011 – CHRISTCHURCH – People in Canterbury are being warned of more earthquakes and aftershocks for years to come. The Natural Hazards Manager at GNS Science, Kelvin Berryman, says it is impossible to tell for sure how long the aftershocks will continue. But he says previous earthquakes, in this country and overseas, have been followed by seismic activity for up to 30 years. Dr. Berryman says while the current sequence of aftershocks will eventually drop off, there is a possibility it could trigger further earthquakes, beginning the cycle again.

Kashmir plagued by tremors, landslides and extreme weather

April 6, 2011 – KASHMIR – At least 11 houses and another dozen structures were damaged due to landslides caused by incessant rains in Baramulla district of north Kashmir today, officials said. Eleven residential houses and 12 cowsheds were partially damaged due to the landslides triggered by rains on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road in the villages of Checki Kudpora, Lateefabad and Kawhar in Sheeri, 65 kms from here, they said. The landslides also partially damaged orchards in these villages but there was no report of any casualty. Senior revenue and police officials have visited the landslide-hit villages to assess the damage, the sources said, adding that the affected population has been evacuated and has taken shelter at safer places. While high altitude areas of the Kashmir Valley including the famous ski resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam experienced moderate snowfall over the past one week, incessant rains lashed the plains including Srinagar. However, there was no immediate threat of floods in the Valley. The MeT department has predicted more rains or snowfall during the next six days in the Valley, much to the concern of the farming community which has started agricultural activities with the advent of spring. An intense cold wave gripped the Valley following the inclement weather as the mercury plummeted seven to eight degrees below normal for this part of the season.

BREAKING NEWS: US Preparing for Large Scale Radiation Leak

4/1/2011 NEW Earthquakes in Japan and Yellowstone.

Monitoring the sun and earth visualization services, I've noticed, within the hour, Northern Japan has had another, land based 5.1 Earthquake. ALSO, yesterday, there were a series of 4 earthquakes, all over 6.0, and in alignment to each other.

Obama’s Plan on Gas Prices Is…

Following up on our previous post in which a top official with the American Petroleum Institute says we can expect gas prices to rise to $5 per gallon, John Hawkins happens to have piece up today on Barack Obama’s plan to address gas prices … well, sort of.

It’s not exactly about Obama’s plan to address gas prices, because … even with prices having risen 30% over the last year and now averaging $3.69 per gallon (up 67% since he took office) … Obama has no such plan. Only what Hawkins aptly describes as Obama’s Plan To Come Up With A Plan To Convince People He Has A Plan On Gas Prices:

Obama hates the oil industry, he’s blocking drilling in ANWR, he still has the clamps down on drilling in the Gulf — in other words, if it increases the price of oil, he’s favor. If he were honest, Obama would simply make the case to the American people for high gas prices. But of course, Obama’s not honest. He’s a diehard socialist with a moderate candy shell designed to trick people into swallowing his leftism.

So instead of the truth, we get a dog and pony show that’s designed to mislead the American people

Read more …

As John goes on to aptly note, we can expect Obama to continue to make the situation worse while doing nothing more than delivering rhetoric and spin, telling the American people about how important it is to him (while continuing to do nothing to bring prices down by drilling for more here in the U.S.) … essentially employing the same strategy of rhetoric and talking points – and nothing more, that he has used for dealing with the deficit — and look how well that’s worked out for us.

Unfortunately, Barack Obama’s ideologically-based energy agenda runs completely counter to the only solution – ‘expanded exploration and production’ – not cheap talk and taking credit for what other administrations have done. As Howard Rich points out in his Obama AWOL on Gas Prices, the administration continues to say one thing and do another on the rising price of gas — ignoring opportunities to increase our oil supply while at the same time taking credit for production gains that he is actively seeking to dismantle.

Gold, Silver And Oil Are All Skyrocketing And That Is Bad News For The U.S. Economy

The following is one statement that you should get used to seeing: “The price of gold set another record today.” Today, spot gold reached a new all-time record of $1461.91 an ounce before settling back a little bit. Silver is also skyrocketing. At one point today silver hit $39.75 an ounce. It seems inevitable that at some point we are going to be talking about $50 silver. The price of oil is also continuing to relentlessly march upwards. At last check U.S. oil was at about $108 a barrel. All of this is great news for those that are investing in gold, silver and oil, but all of this is also really bad news for the U.S. economy. Why? Well, because when these commodities go up in price it is a sign that the U.S. dollar is dying and that our country is getting closer to economic collapse.

Traditionally, there has been an inverse correlation between the price of gold and the value of the U.S. dollar. Usually when the U.S. dollar goes down, the price of gold goes up.

One of the main reasons why gold has been so strong over the past year is because the U.S. dollar has been rapidly losing value.

So why is the U.S. dollar declining?

Most economists point to all of the quantitative easing that the Federal Reserve has been doing.

So exactly what is quantitative easing?

Well, it is basically like playing Monopoly with someone that reaches under the table and pulls out a bunch of extra money when they are almost broke.

The Federal Reserve has been creating huge amounts of money out of thin air and has been pumping it into the financial system. It is essentially cheating, and it is highly inflationary. The rest of the world has not been amused.

But quantitative easing is not the only issue.

The truth is that whenever the U.S. government goes into more debt, more money is created. The U.S. has been running trillion dollar deficits for several years now, and this has created a lot of new money.

This is another reason why it is so important to get the U.S. government debt situation under control. The Obama administration is projecting that the budget deficit for this fiscal year will be about 1.6 trillion dollars. This is highly inflationary and it will continue to destroy the value of the dollar.

In addition, the rest of the world is beginning to have serious doubts about the sustainability of U.S. government debt. They are starting to lose faith in the U.S. dollar and in U.S. Treasuries.

In fact, investors are losing faith in paper currencies all over the globe. The euro is on the verge of a massive crisis. On Tuesday, Moody’s downgraded Portuguese government debt for the second time in a month. Portugal needs a bailout, but they are far from alone. A half dozen European nations are experiencing a financial meltdown and the European debt crisis could spiral out of control at any moment.

Because of all of this financial instability, investors have been seeking some place safe to put their money.

For many investors, precious metals and commodities have been the answer.

In fact, silver has been doing even better than gold lately. On Wednesday, silver set a new 31-year high for the third day in a row.

People are even starting to talk about the possibility of $50 silver. Most analysts would have considered such talk complete nonsense a year ago.

But now nobody is laughing.

The price of oil is also soaring. Some of that is due to inflation, but not all of it. The truth is that when it comes to oil there are other factors at play.

Unfortunately, a high price for oil is far more damaging to the U.S. economy than a high price for gold is.

The U.S. economy has been designed to use massive amounts of cheap oil to transport massive quantities of goods over vast distances. When the price of oil goes to $100 or $150 a barrel, it fundamentally changes the dynamics of our economic system.

Nobody has ever been able to prove that the U.S. economy can successfully handle a price for oil over $100 for an extended period of time.

Do you remember what happened back in 2008? The price of oil hit a record high in June and then the entire financial system came unglued just a few months later.

The price of oil affects the price of almost everything else. Almost all forms of economic activity use energy. Almost all goods have to be transported a significant distance.

Jesse Ventura goes in on the view

Not a good look of the week

What demon possessed her? She looks like angela from the "Night of the demons" movie.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Timeica Bethel: From The Projects To Yale

Bethel's inspirational story of her grandmother's support, academic success and commitment to her community is a must-read.

It is the stuff modern-day fairy tales are made off, except this one is 100% real. The Chicago Tribune tells a remarkable story of Timeica Bethel, who at the age of 3 was abandoned by her drug-addicted mother and was raised by her Grandmother in Chicago’s LeClaire Courts projects. Her grandmother, Mary Lewis, encouraged Timeica and her three siblings in their love of books, which for Timeica, translated into a general love of learning that propelled her to the top of her class in Hearst Elementary School.

After getting a full scholarship in eighth grade to attend any high school of her choice, she chose a Parker School, one of the top high schools in Chicago. After initial growing pains – she had a hard time fitting in with her much wealthier classmates and felt she might be unable to compete – she blossomed academically, graduating with 3.9 GPA and submitting applications to the whole slate of Ivy League Universities. Although she was accepted to Harvard and Duke (among others), after a campus visit she decided that Yale was the place for her.

And now, a mere two months before her Yale graduation, she’s back in Chicago to pay a visit to her old neighborhood. As she’s taking pictures she thinks about the people who’ve helped her along the way. Teachers who encouraged her, and especially the grandmother who protected and nurtured her and still weeps almost every time she talks of her granddaughter’s success.

Once she gets her degree, Timeica is planning to come back to Chicago for good. She plans to become a teacher and to leverage her inspirational story to inspire other kids, in turn, to aim for and reach great heights, just like she had.

Japan's efforts to soak up contaminated water still unsuccessful

TOKYO, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Sunday that efforts to stem the flow of radioactive water leaking from the troubled No. 2 reactor building of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean have as yet been unsuccessful.

Earlier Sunday engineers injected 80 kilograms of a polymer- based powder into pipes leading to a pit connected to the plant's No. 2 reactor's building, where a 20-centimeter crack has been found to be leaking radioactive water.

The polymeric powder is water absorbent and can soak up 50- times its own volume in liquid and was used in conjunction with 60 kilograms of sawdust and three bags of shredded newspaper, the agency said.

But the flow of contaminated water continues to exude from the seafront pit, the agency said, although the rate of leakage has remained the same and the concoction of absorbent materials have not been flushed into the sea, the agency said.

Earlier moves to stem the flow including attempts to encase the cracked pipe in concrete also failed leaving the agency to now wait until Monday until the plant's operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) can provide new data to check if Sunday's efforts to prevent radioactive substances flowing freely into the ocean have had any effect at all.

On Monday TEPCO will also try to determine the exact route of the radioactive flow by draining colored water from the pit, Deputy Director-General of Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Hidehiko Nishiyama said.

But whilst embattled utility firm TEPCO has said that radioactive iodine-131 more than 10,000 times the legal concentration limit was detected in the water found in the pit, Nishiyama said that no similar leaks had been found in any of the other reactor's pits at the crippled Daiichi facility.

Local, national and international concerns are rife however due to the escalating amount of radioactive substances flowing into the Pacific Ocean and the potential threat this will cause to marine life and the fishing industry.

Earlier Sunday Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference that the government believes that it may take several months until the radiation-leaking power plant is brought under control.

"If we apply methods considered to be normal, I believe that it will be something like that," Japan's top government spokesperson said.

"While it may not be feasible, we have been asking for other possibilities to be explored to shorten that period," Edano said, adding that numerous alternative solutions were being considered in an effort to bring the nation's biggest nuclear crisis since WWII to an end.

Edano also said that some 900 thyroid tests have been conducted on infants in the vicinity of the troubled plant, but none of the tests has as yet shown signs of radiation poisoning.

Separately, special government adviser Goshi Hosono told reporters Sunday that individual time frames will be established to curb radiation leaks into the air, seawater and the ground.

Engineers on Sunday also worked to reconnect pumps to an external power source to provide a steady injection of water coolant into the troubled reactors.

The pumps had previously been powered by the facility's emergency diesel generators.

The No. 2 reactor sustained the worst damage following the March 11 magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that damaged the reactor's buildings and knocked out four of the reactor's critical cooling functions causing some of the nuclear fuel rods to partially melt and be exposed to the atmosphere.
Editor: Fang Yang

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Mounting disasters see doomsday bunker sales skyrocket 1000%

April 1, 2011 – ARIZONA – Reservations for a doomsday bunker in the U.S. have rocketed since Japan’s catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. The 137,000sq ft bunker – designed to house 950 people for a year and withstand a 50 megaton blast – is currently being built under the grasslands of Nebraska. Vivos, the California-based company behind it, is taking $5,000 (£3,100) deposits, which will have to be topped up to $25,000 (£15,600) to secure a place. It says applications have soared 1000 per cent in the wake of the disasters in Japan. And the bunkers will be kitted out with all the modern conveniences the American consumer has come to expect. Once finished the complex will feature four levels of residential suites, a dental and medical center, kitchens, pet kennels, a bakery, a prayer room, a fully stocked wine cellar and even a prison to detain any misbehaving residents. There will also be a 350ft tall lookout tower so residents can see what is going on around them – and if it’s safe to emerge. ‘People are afraid of the earth-changing events and ripple effects of the earthquake, which led to tsunamis, the nuclear.