Rag Presshttp://www.ragpress.com/ennoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:51:11 PDTBlogger http://www.blogger.com615125noreply@blogger.comnoRagPresshttps://feedburner.google.comNSA Can Easily Bug Your Switched off I-Phone: Here’s How You Can Stop Themhttp://www.ragpress.com/2014/06/nsa-can-easily-bug-your-switched-off-i.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:49:19 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-8878553226293494401<div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://worldtruth.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/phone-nsa-snowden-remotely.si_.jpg" rel="fancybox[44230]" style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; color: #0b7ecf; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="phone-nsa-snowden-remotely.si" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-44233" src="http://worldtruth.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/phone-nsa-snowden-remotely.si_.jpg" style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">Edward Snowden’s recent revelation that the NSA can bug cell phones even when they are turned off left some experts split on whether it is true or not. But a group of hackers claim that at least there is a way to protect your phone from spies’ ears.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">Snowden, who exposed the American government’s secret mass surveillance program, has been making headlines in the media for almost a year with shocking details about the scale of snooping by the National Security Agency (NSA).</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><center style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></center><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">In last week’s interview with NBC, the former CIA employee yet again added to the spreading privacy panic when he said the NSA can actually eavesdrop on cellphones even when they are turned off.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“Can anyone turn it on remotely if it’s off?”</em>&nbsp;Williams asked Snowden referring to the smartphone he used for travel to Russia for the interview.&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“Can they turn on apps? Did anyone know or care that I Googled the final score of the Rangers-Canadiens game last night because I was traveling here?”</em></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"><em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“I would say yes to all of those,”</em>&nbsp;Snowden replied.&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“They can absolutely turn them on with the power turned off to the device,”</em>&nbsp;he added.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">It is not news that American (and possibly not only American) special services have been able to use mobile phones as a spying tool for at least a decade.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">Back in 2006, media reported that the FBI applied a technique known as a&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“roving bug”</em>&nbsp;which allowed them to remotely activate a cell phone’s microphone and listen to nearby conversations.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">Pinpointing a person’s location to within just a few meters has not been a problem either thanks to a tracking device built into mobile phones. This option, a party-spoiler for criminals, has also been helpful in finding people who have gone missing or got into trouble. The general belief has been that removing a battery would make tracking impossible.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><center style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></center><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">In July last year, Washington Post wrote that “By September 2004, a new NSA technique enabled the agency to find cellphones even when they were turned off.”</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">The agency used it to help American forces in Iraq. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) called the method&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“The Find,”</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“it gave them thousands of new targets, including members of a burgeoning al-Qaeda-sponsored insurgency in Iraq,”</em>&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-growth-fueled-by-need-to-target-terrorists/2013/07/21/24c93cf4-f0b1-11e2-bed3-b9b6fe264871_story.html" style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; color: #044faa; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">paper</a>&nbsp;wrote.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://worldtruth.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/11.jpg" rel="fancybox[44230]" style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; color: #0b7ecf; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="11" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-44231" src="http://worldtruth.tv/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/11.jpg" style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">It is very likely that the scale of the use of such techniques has grown much bigger and more sophisticated due to SciTech developments. And with millions of people getting addicted to their smartphones – which they carry with them literally everywhere – it is much easier to spy on them.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">But, according to a piece published in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/06/nsa-bug-iphone/" style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; color: #044faa; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Wired</a>&nbsp;magazine, there is a way to make sure that no one is listening to you. The article, citing security researchers, says that if an attacker had a chance to install malware before the phone is turned off, the software could make it only look like the phone is shutting down. Instead, it&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“enters a low-power mode that leaves its baseband chip—which controls communication with the carrier—on”.</em></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">Such&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“playing dead”</em>&nbsp;state would allow the phone to receive commands, including one to activate its microphone, says Eric McDonald, a hardware engineer in Los Angeles told the news outlet. It also gives practical advice on how to deal with the situation. Whether it works or not – is another question.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">If you’ve got totally paranoid about your iPhone, you can try to put it into device firmware upgrade (DFU) mode, Eric McDonald, a hardware engineer, told Wired. In this mode, all elements of the phone are shut down except for the USB port which waits for iTunes to install new firmware.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">To enter the mode, use any power outlet or computer USB port to plug in the iPhone. Then hold the power button for three seconds, after start holding the home button, too. After 10 seconds, release the power button, but not the home button. Wait for another 10-15 seconds.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">The routine is to send&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">“hardware reset”</em>&nbsp;to the phone’s power management unit that overrides any running software, including any malware designed to fake a shutdown, McDonald says.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;">Now the phone won’t turn on when someone holds the power button or power up when the phone is plugged into a power source and you can leak some NSA secrets to a Glenn Greenwald. But if you decide to make a phone call at some point, you will have to hold the power button and home button together until the Apple logo appears.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The video below explains it with the use of a real iPhone.</strong></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; margin-bottom: 23px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><center style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ujhBn9v3zOo?rel=0" style="border-width: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" width="640"></iframe></center><center style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></center><center style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">There are easier ways to enter a complete shutdown, according to Wired. You can hold the home and power buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds without the DFU button sequence. This will put the phone in too low level a state for anything to able to interact with its baseband.</span></center><center style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></center><center style="background-color: white; border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://rt.com/news/163624-phone-nsa-snowden-remotely/" style="border: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; color: #0b7ecf; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">source</a></center><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0Conflict between The Dominican Republic and Haitihttp://www.ragpress.com/2014/05/conflict-between-dominican-republic-and.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Fri, 30 May 2014 16:52:57 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-5349726775274156327<div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;">“One Island, Two Worlds” describes the experience shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti, both located on the one island in the Caribbean that is shared by two nations. Recently, the Dominican government has ruled&nbsp;to take citizenship away from all children of Haitian immigrants born after 1929. It is also the phrase that introduces the film&nbsp;<i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Cristo Rey</i>&nbsp;(2013), which recently made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RRIQPxZTxDM/U4kZxfNdXKI/AAAAAAAAeeQ/foYTWlTuaCk/s1600/10256814_10152460193211240_971742961060789666_n.jpg" /></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;">The film is set in present-day Cristo Rey – a fictional slum in the Dominican Republic that is ruled by a gang leader. The main character, Janvier, is of both Haitian and Dominican descent (James Saintil, the actor who portrays him, is a Haitian who currently lives in the Dominican). In order to make money that he can send back to his mother in Haiti, he becomes a bodyguard for the gang leader’s daughter. He later falls in love with this girl in what is a classic element of cinema: a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;">Facts are not the main preoccupation with most historical films. Instead, they bring significant issues to our attention. These films motivate audiences to learn more about the issues portrayed on screen. This was particularly the case at TIFF, as Ron Deibert, a professor from the Munk School of Global Affairs, interviewed the cast about their experiences and the film’s political undertones after its screening.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;">Many of the current problems between Haiti and the Dominican Republic are based on the fact that millions of Haitians are currently living in the Dominican.&nbsp;<span id="more-12035" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></span>Even though some of them were born in the DR, the police and the general public still mistreat them. They have been accused spreading cholera, taking jobs, and increasing crime.&nbsp;<i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Cristo Rey</i>&nbsp;is not the first film to deal with the issues experienced by Haitian migrants living in the Dominican Republic.&nbsp;<i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">The Price of Sugar</i>(2007) is a documentary that shows how Haitian immigrants are exploited for the production of sugar. These films also speak to a recent policy by the Dominican government to crack down on Haitian immigrants, many of whom emigrated from Haiti because of continuing political instability and high unemployment.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;">Stories of immigration — and the issues that arise from it — are ones that many North American audiences can relate to. Yet the Dominican Republic and Haiti have a history of tension that existed long before the earthquake. The island of Hispanola was one of the first colonies of the Spanish Empire. It was later ceded to France during the French Revolutionary Wars 1795. During this period Toussaint L’Overture led a slave revolt, which led to the formation of Haiti (to date this is the only successful slave revolt). France still controlled the Spanish-inhabited portion of the island after Napoleon Bonaparte imprisoned Toussaint in France.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;">After Napoleon’s defeat in Europe in the early 1800s, the island returned to Spanish control, but Haitian forces succesfully attacked and controlled the territory, not for the first time. The Haitians imposed a heavy tax on the Dominican and nationalized most private property, both of which led to economic decline.&nbsp;The Dominicans rebelled against this Haitian government, and the legacy of animosity between these two countries grew.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;">This animosity reappeared in the worst way in 1937 when thousands of Haitians living on the Dominican side of the border were massacred by the Dominican army.&nbsp;Part of the anti-Haitian rhetoric is rooted in the propaganda of the Trujillo government, which was responsible for the massacre. A good book on this particular era is&nbsp;<i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">The Dictator’s Seduction: Politics and the Popular Imagination in the Era of Trujillo</i>&nbsp;(2009) by historian Lauren Derby.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.993999481201172px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; padding: 0px;">The tension between both countries serves as one example of how many conflicts across the globe today have their roots in the conquests of colonial empires (whether it is Spanish, British, French, or otherwise). Since then, people have had to learn how to cope with the national identities and borders that were laid out for them by their colonial masters. Yet people today are not without agency and blame rests only partly on past aggressors. History provides us with lessons, but it should not be used to place blame on any one group.</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>05 of the scariest real-life experimentshttp://www.ragpress.com/2014/05/5-of-scariest-real-life-experiments.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Fri, 30 May 2014 09:36:27 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-4384015517014619487<div>&nbsp; Since Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the popular imagination has been alive with stories of mad scientists and the chilling experiments they conduct. But sometimes, real life is even more frightening than fiction.</div><div></div><div>From zombie dogs to mind control, here are some of the scariest experiments ever done.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jgyZRMFtg9k/U4izhBQ1XCI/AAAAAAAAeL0/G_Q9-pUA73w/s1600/shutterstock_97210955.jpg" height="181" width="320" /></div><br /></div><div></div><div><strong>1. Earth-swallowing black holes</strong></div><div>When physicists first flipped the switch on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at least a few people held their breath. For years, rumors had circulated that the particle accelerator could create mini black holes that would destroy Earth. In 2008, a group even filed suit to stop the particle collider from turning on, arguing that the atomic collisions could cause the end of the world. [Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth]</div><div></div><div>Though it sounded slightly plausible, there's basically no chance that the LHC will destroy the Earth. A comprehensive study calculated that cosmic rays bombarding Earth routinely create higher energy collisions than the particle accelerator. According to that study, "nature has already conducted the equivalent of about a hundred thousand LHC experimental programs on Earth already — and the planet still exists."</div><div></div><div>Of course, even if the world is destroyed, at least we have a consolation prize: Earlier this year, physicists at the Swiss site announced they had found a particle that may be the Higgs boson, the elusive particle thought to give all other particles their mass.</div><div></div><div><strong>2. Zombie dogs</strong></div><div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br />&nbsp;In 1940, Russian scientists released a video of severed dog heads that were kept alive for several hours, wiggling their ears in response to sounds and even licking their mouths. The scientists claimed they could keep the animals alive by an artificial blood circulation system.</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp;But that was just the first time scientists had created zombie dogs. In 2005, American scientists created another pack of zombie dogs. The team rapidly killed the dogs by flushing all the blood from their bodies and replacing it with oxygen- and sugar-filled saline, according to the researchers from the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh.</div><div></div><div>Three hours later, the team gave the dogs a blood transfusion, and an electric shock. The dogs were resurrected, and while some had permanent damage, most were no worse for wear. The research, published in the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, suggested that the treatment could one day revive people who are hemorrhaging blood too quickly for doctors to repair their injuries.</div><div></div><div><strong>3. Mind control</strong></div><div>Talk about a bad trip. In the 1950s, the CIA launched a top-secret program called MKULTRA to look for drugs and other techniques to use in mind control. Over the next two decades, the agency used hallucinogens, sleep deprivation and electrical shock techniques in an effort to perfect brainwashing.</div><div></div><div>CIA scientists conducted more than 149 research projects as part of MKULTRA. In one, they tested the effects of LSD in social situations by slipping the drug to unwitting bar patrons in New York and San Francisco. In others, they enticed heroin addicts to take the hallucinogen by offering them heroin. [Trippy Tales: The History of 8 Hallucinogens]</div><div></div><div>Spooked by the Watergate scandal, in 1973 CIA Director Richard Helms ordered documents related to the project destroyed. However, some documents escaped destruction, and by 1977 a Freedom of Information Act request released more than 20,000 pages on the sordid program to author John Marks.</div><div></div><div><strong>4. Deadly nurses</strong></div><div>While the CIA was working so hard to control people's minds, it turns out it's pretty easy to get people to do what you say: All you have to do is ask like you mean it.</div><div></div><div>In 1963, social psychologist Stanley Milgram had shown that Yale University students were willing to administer a deadly shock to strangers if an authority figure requested it.</div><div></div><div>But psychiatrist Charles Hofling wanted to see how obedience influenced decisions when people didn't know they were part of an experiment. In his innocuously titled 1966 paper "An Experimental Study of Nurse-Physician Relationships," Hofling described a chilling experimental protocol: An unknown doctor called real nurses on the hospital's night shift and asked them to administer twice the maximum dose of an unapproved drug to a patient. Unbeknown to the nurses, the "medicine" was actually a harmless sugar pill and the doctor was a fake.</div><div></div><div>While it's frightening that the experiment was given the green light at all, it's perhaps even scarier that 21 out of 22 nurses complied. The researchers clearly labeled the drug, so nurses knew they were overdosing their patients. The nurses also violated hospital rules by taking instructions over the phone and giving an unapproved medicine. The study showed just how much the aura of authority could cloud people's ethical judgments.</div><div></div><div><strong>5. Bat bombs</strong></div><div>In World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps worked on a project to train bats as kamikaze bombers against the Japanese. A Pennsylvania dentist, Lytle Adams, first proposed the idea to the White House in 1942, after visiting the bat-filled caves at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Adams proposed strapping tiny incendiary explosives to the animals and exploiting their use of echolocation to find roosts in barns and attics. According to Lytle's plan, the bomb-strapped bats would fly to Japan, nestle in the nooks of the mostly wooden buildings in Japanese cities, and set them ablaze.</div><div></div><div>The Marine Corps captured thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats and developed explosive devices to strap to their backs. The project was scrapped in 1943, probably because the U.S. government had made progress on the atomic bomb.</div><br /><div style="background-color: white; border: medium none; overflow: hidden;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0Brazil: “Pacification” Unleashes Terror On Favelas, Aims to Silence Anti-Capitalist Social Movementshttp://www.ragpress.com/2014/05/brazil-pacification-unleashes-terror-on.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Thu, 29 May 2014 10:49:40 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-5862371358248673926<div class="wp-caption aligncenter" id="attachment_12253" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; height: auto; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin: 5px auto 21px; max-width: 100%; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 510px;"><a href="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/operacao-pm-alemao.jpg" rel="prettyPhoto" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="operacao-pm-alemao" class="wp-image-12253 no-display appear" height="300" src="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/operacao-pm-alemao-300x225.jpg" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; height: auto; margin: 0px; max-width: 100%; opacity: 1; padding: 0px; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" width="500" /></a><div class="wp-caption-text" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 0.923em; font-style: italic; margin-right: 10px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Military police occupying slums in Rio de Janeiro, in a new wave of terror against poor people.</strong></div></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">As thousands took to&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://vimeo.com/89805608" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">the streets</a></strong>&nbsp;this weekend&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-aZYQiO_58" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">to protest</a></strong>&nbsp;the civil and military&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfSSQ8r5dnk&amp;feature=youtu.be" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">dictatorship</a>&nbsp;</strong>–&nbsp;which left a legacy of some of the most sadistic and brutal repression against political prisoners seen in Latin America – the military police have unleashed a new war on the poor of Brazil, and the State is preparing to enforce new “anti-terrorism” laws which raise legitimate fears that they will bring back the practices of the fascist dictatorship. (Note: On March 22nd, Brazilian fascists called for protests under the slogan “march for family.” They were a failure, much like the white man march in North America. In some places, groups of six or less people participated.)</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div class="fluid-width-video-wrapper" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; margin: 0px; padding: 394.875px 0px 0px; position: relative; vertical-align: baseline; width: 702px;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" id="fitvid53678" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V-aZYQiO_58" style="border-width: 0px; font-family: inherit; height: 394.875px; left: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; position: absolute; top: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 702px;"></iframe></div><br /><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Police have used fabricated reasons to justify repression against poor communities and anti-capitalist social movements, ahead of a powerfully contested Word Cup in Brazil.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/1977158_722044464493892_387710365_n.jpg" rel="prettyPhoto" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="1977158_722044464493892_387710365_n" class="size-medium wp-image-12244 alignleft no-display appear" height="169" src="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/1977158_722044464493892_387710365_n-300x169.jpg" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; float: left; font-family: inherit; height: auto; margin: 0px 21px 0px 0px; max-width: 100%; opacity: 1; padding: 0px; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" width="300" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A police station was set on fire, and cops came under armed attack, possibly by drug lords they haven’t “pacified” yet. Drug leaders in pacified communities are typically ex-military police, who the capitalist media misrepresent as “community leaders,” in order to forcefully associate them with social movements against capitalist oppression. The mainstream capitalist media have consistently referred to Brazilians living in favelas as “<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-26685539" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">criminals</a>,</strong>” in a clear attempt to increase hatred against poor people, who mostly have nothing to do with drug trafficking.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">These are the results of police raiding a building occupied by poor people: they forcefully evicted them, at gun point, again.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/UPP-in-Manguinhos.jpg" rel="prettyPhoto" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="UPP in Manguinhos" class="size-medium wp-image-12245 alignleft no-display appear" height="168" src="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/UPP-in-Manguinhos-300x168.jpg" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; float: left; font-family: inherit; height: auto; margin: 0px 21px 0px 0px; max-width: 100%; opacity: 1; padding: 0px; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" width="300" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Residents protested, and unrest spread in some favelas (slums).</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">This recent act of brutal oppression against poor people came just as the country was enraged by the most sadistic crime committed by Brazilian police in recent memory – which they try to cover up now: they killed a 38 year old mom of 4 kids, threw her in the trunk of their car and later dragged her body on a main boulevard in broad daylight.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Claudia’s assassination raised even more questions about some&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://www.apublica.org/2014/02/desaparecidos-esquecidos/" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">6,000 people that have disappeared</a>.</strong>&nbsp;Many of their families are convinced they were police victims.</div><div class="wp-caption aligncenter" id="attachment_12247" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; height: auto; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin: 5px auto 21px; max-width: 100%; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; width: 510px;"><a href="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/5casomulherarrastadaprotestomoradorescorremdevoltapromorrojmp5804.jpg" rel="prettyPhoto" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="5casomulherarrastadaprotestomoradorescorremdevoltapromorrojmp5804" class="wp-image-12247 no-display appear" height="325" src="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/5casomulherarrastadaprotestomoradorescorremdevoltapromorrojmp5804-300x224.jpg" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; height: auto; margin: 0px; max-width: 100%; opacity: 1; padding: 0px; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" width="500" /></a><div class="wp-caption-text" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 0.923em; font-style: italic; margin-right: 10px; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A child looks at military police during a demonstration against the police murder of a mother of 4 kids.</strong></div></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The State of Brazil has done this before: during the military dictatorship, prisoners were&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://oglobo.globo.com/pais/vitimas-da-casa-da-morte-foram-jogadas-dentro-de-rio-diz-coronel-11940779" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">tortured</a></strong>,&nbsp;bodies were sliced open, and the&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://blogdomariomagalhaes.blogosfera.uol.com.br/2014/03/20/coronel-afirma-que-desenterrou-corpo-do-desaparecido-rubens-paiva-em-1973/" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">state police criminals</a>&nbsp;</strong>confess in cold blood that they would still like<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;<a href="http://blogdomariomagalhaes.blogosfera.uol.com.br/2014/03/21/ditadura-militar-diz-que-arrancava-dedos-dentes-e-visceras-de-preso-morto/" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">to decapitate</a></strong>&nbsp;“bandits” since “they are still here.”</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/1377199_700767023306982_106746277_n.png" rel="prettyPhoto" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="1377199_700767023306982_106746277_n" class="aligncenter wp-image-12248 no-display appear" height="485" src="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/1377199_700767023306982_106746277_n-300x285.png" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; display: block; font-family: inherit; height: auto; margin: 5px auto; max-width: 100%; opacity: 1; padding: 0px; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" width="500" /></a></div><br /><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin-bottom: 1.857em; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><br /><div style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #2d3135; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24.14099884033203px; margin: 0px 0px 1.857em; orphans: auto; padding: 0px; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px;"><a href="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Favela-cop-300x223.jpg" rel="prettyPhoto" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;"><img alt="Favela-cop-300x223" class="size-full wp-image-12240 alignleft no-display appear" height="223" src="http://revolution-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Favela-cop-300x223.jpg" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; float: left; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; height: auto; margin: 0px 21px 0px 0px; max-width: 100%; opacity: 1; padding: 0px; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" width="300" /></a>Over the past decade, 40,000 people have gone missing in Brazil. Most of them have disappeared since the “pacification” of the favelas was unleashed on the poor communities – which are inhabited by a fifth of Rio de Janeiro’s population. Brazilians have given a name for the missing, they call them Amarildo, by the name of a missing person, whose disappearance is one of the few that was actually investigated. After relentless pressure by the community he lived in, investigations found that the 25 UPP (pacification police units) from Rochina&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXd-PGYxg9o" style="-webkit-transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; border: 0px; color: #4eafe5; font-family: inherit; font-size: 13px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.4s ease-in-out; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">tortured and killed</a></strong>&nbsp;the father of 7 children. Amarildo’s body has never been recovered.</div>Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress<div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>33Ancient Persian Mummies Uncovered in Arctic Circlehttp://www.ragpress.com/2014/04/ancient-persian-mummies-uncovered-in.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:25:14 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-8577334981284653924<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TObKK4bSaCI/U02omx0DxAI/AAAAAAAAUF0/68mL0ZH2T4k/s1600/mummy2.jpg" /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Archaeologists have resumed excavations at Zeleniy Yar, a remote site near the Arctic Circle known to the indigenous Nenets people as “the end of the earth”. This same site has already revealed nearly a dozen mysterious blond and red-haired mummies who appear to be foreign to the region, and whose artifacts can be traced back to ancient Persia, nearly 6,000 kilometres away. Scientists are undertaking genetic testing to determine the origins of the mummies and unlock the secrets of this mysterious Aryan civilization.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="background-color: white; color: #222222; line-height: 18.479999542236328px; text-align: start;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="background-color: white; color: #222222; line-height: 18.479999542236328px; text-align: justify;"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gTfEjjp7Brg/U02Kg7HuqcI/AAAAAAAAAmw/2a2ZBneKzLQ/s1600/mummy1.jpg" /></div>During the last decade Russian archaeologists discovered 34 shallow graves and 11 mummified corpses in what appears to be a necropolis dating back 800 years.<br />However, excavations were halted due to locals living on the Yamal peninsula who argued that the work was disturbing the souls of their ancestors, a plea which has been ignored by the current team of researchers, headed by Alexander Pilipenko, research fellow of Institute of Cytology and Genetics, part of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.<br /><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3I-q4Cr10Ho/U02MtBhyrgI/AAAAAAAAAnA/4Dk76uHEOP8/s1600/mummy3.jpg" /><br />The finding was extremely rare – the mummies were found in a well-preserved state, seemingly by accident, and wearing copper masks. Seven male adults, three male infants, and one female child were discovered, buried among a hoard of jewelry and other artifacts. Their skulls are shattered or missing, while the skeletons were smashed. Five mummies are covered in copper, as well as reindeer, beaver, wolverine, or bear fur. One of the mummies is a red-haired male, protected from chest to foot by copper plating.<br />In his resting place, was an iron hatchet, furs, and a head buckle made of bronze depicting a bear. Researchers believe that the mummification of the bodies was not intentional but was caused by a combination of the copper, which prevented oxidation of the remains, and a dip in temperatures in the centuries after the group were buried. “Nowhere in the world are there so many mummified remains found outside the permafrost or the marshes’” said Natalia Fyodorova, of the the Russian Academy of Sciences. Ms Fyodorova also believes that the condition and orientation of the remains reflect some type of religious ritual.<br /><br /><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-clMtECy5_x4/U02N1UYi-FI/AAAAAAAAAnI/Qa9EywJbA3E/s1600/mummy5.jpg" /><br />She suggested that the smashing of the skulls may have been done soon after death “to render protection from mysterious spells believed to emanate from the deceased”. The feet of the deceased are also all pointing towards the nearby Gorny Poluy River, which is seen as having religious significance. However, such burial rituals are said to be unknown to experts and not typical of others in the region, which suggests that the mummies belong to a foreign race of people, possibly the mythical Aryans.<br /><br />&nbsp;Indeed, the artifacts suggest this possibility. Some of the items found at the site, including bronze bowls, originated in Persia some 3,700 miles (6,000 km) to the south-west and dating from the 10th or 11th centuries. The discovery adds to the evidence that Siberia was not an isolated wasteland but a crossroads of international trade and cultural diversity.<br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress<div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0 Dr. Suzanne Humphries talks about the dangers and deception of the vaccine industryhttp://www.ragpress.com/2014/03/dr-suzanne-humphries-talks-about.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Sun, 23 Mar 2014 07:53:05 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-6830479348549549453<div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--iFGuEAY-rc/Uy71RHWy6aI/AAAAAAAARuY/Y_p7ZFC-gBg/s1600/suzann5.jpg" style="display: none;" /></div><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/efto1LpWkKw?feature=player_embedded" width="440"></iframe>. </div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Suzanne Humphries, M.D., a nephrologist who has spent the past three years extensively studying vaccines, and she has come to the conclusion that vaccines "have never been safe." "Never has there been a safe vaccine," Humphries said in a video interview with Gary Null's Progressive Radio Network. "Never will there be a safe vaccine, and it is not possible to have a safe vaccine." "The reasoning for that is that the actual process of vaccination defies the natural function of the immune system of living beings," she continues. "It thwarts the immune system into a balance that's very unnatural and that leaves it susceptible to more things than just what you may be vaccinated, supposedly, for. Putting a disease matter into a body and thinking that the manner in which it's going in -- i.e., usually through a muscle through the skin using a very unnatural thing, a needle, combined with all the chemicals and antibiotics and things that the manufacturing companies may not even know about at the time that they're being injected, into a muscle -- there's no possible way that that could be safe." "Now, when you're bypassing the normal immune system by putting this disease matter into a muscle, you are stimulating yet another abnormal response at the site of the injection, pulling of all sorts of metals and things that call in the immune cells in this very unnatural way." And all of this is just to produce an antibody, one small factor in the cascade of natural immunity whose elegance escapes vaccine manufacturers. One of the main arguments used by the vaccine industry, Humphries says, is "that we're just too stupid to notice how miraculous" vaccines are, despite the fact that they maim and kill people, so they should enforce public vaccination in order to "protect everybody." If vaccines saved lives, people would be lining up out of town to get them, but that has never been the case. "History books really show that the people that were vaccinated were among the sickest, that many children were dying after smallpox vaccinations, that they were developing terrible ulcerations," stated Humphries. "Beautiful, perfect babies, you know, forced into smallpox vaccines, either dying or developing terrible, terrible diseases, and the diseases are often said, 'Oh, that would have happened anyway,' but parents who watch this happen time and again know otherwise." Watch the entire video, above or at VaccineLiberationArmy.com, to learn more about the dangers of vaccines and the lies told by the vaccine industry to promote their use.</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0How to Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winterhttp://www.ragpress.com/2014/03/how-to-reduce-your-electric-bill-in.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Sun, 02 Mar 2014 07:16:29 PSTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-2423774231613442613<div class="section sticky " id="intro" style="background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); color: #545454; font-family: Helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25px; margin: 0px 0px 25px; padding: 27px; position: relative; word-wrap: break-word;"><div style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; padding: 0px;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://13e91ndeg41f-9wambwahuaqct.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vs6AfYJsiyY/UxNK_S9Fy8I/AAAAAAAAQi8/4-lWAybDv2E/s1600/ccc.PNG" height="140" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />As temperatures begin to drop, electric bills across the country are beginning to rise. Here are some tips on how to reduce electricity usage in your apartment.</div><div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div><div class="wh_ad_inner adunitintro" style="float: left; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div><div class="clearall adclear" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></div><div class="section steps sticky " style="background-color: #f6f5f4; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); color: #545454; font-family: Helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25px; margin: 0px 0px 25px; padding: 62px 27px 27px; position: relative;"><h2 class="" style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; color: #222222; font-size: 20px; left: 0px; line-height: 62px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 723px; z-index: 3;"><span class="mw-headline" id="Steps" style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 27px; padding: 0px;">Steps</span></h2><div class="section_text" id="steps" style="background-color: inherit; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><ol class="steps_list_2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 16px;"><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-1.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 1.jpg" src="http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/c/c8/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-1.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-1.jpg" height="376" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">1</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Analyze your electricity usage; if you are using your electricity during off periods, you may be able to sign up for a time-of-use program with your utility company.</b>&nbsp;Be careful, if you do enroll in one of these programs and end up using more electricity during peak times, you will end up paying more.<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div><div class="wh_ad_inner adunit0" style="float: left; margin: 10px 0px 0px; padding: 0px;"></div><div class="clearall adclear" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-2.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 2.jpg" src="http://pad3.whstatic.com/images/thumb/b/b8/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-2.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-2.jpg" height="377" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">2</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Lower the thermostat during the day.</b>&nbsp;If you’re not in the apartment, setting the thermostat to a lower temperature will help reduce the strain on your heater, and result in lower electricity bills. You can also lower the temperature slightly at night and add an extra blanket to the bed for a comfortably warm night.<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><a href="http://13e91ndeg41f-9wambwahuaqct.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="text-align: center;" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vs6AfYJsiyY/UxNK_S9Fy8I/AAAAAAAAQi8/4-lWAybDv2E/s1600/ccc.PNG" height="140" width="640" /></a></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-3.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 3.jpg" src="http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/c/ca/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-3.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-3.jpg" height="376" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">3</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Seal inside windows/where windows meet.</b>&nbsp;Placing removable rope caulk or peal-able caulk will help even well sealed windows retain heat during the winter. And, by using rope caulk, you will still have easy access to windows if you need them.<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-4.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 4.jpg" src="http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/d/d1/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-4.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-4.jpg" height="375" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">4</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Shut doors to unoccupied rooms.</b>&nbsp;By shutting the door to unoccupied rooms, you can trap the heat in the room and not let it travel into a cooler hallway.<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><a href="http://13e91ndeg41f-9wambwahuaqct.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="text-align: center;" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vs6AfYJsiyY/UxNK_S9Fy8I/AAAAAAAAQi8/4-lWAybDv2E/s1600/ccc.PNG" height="140" width="640" /></a></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-5.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 5.jpg" src="http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/f/fb/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-5.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-5.jpg" height="377" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">5</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Add moisture to the air.</b>&nbsp;Humid air feels warmer than dry air, so by adding moisture to the air, you can comfortably reduce your thermostat a degree or two and feel plenty warm. By placing a few bowls of water in front of heat registers, you can easily humidify your apartment. As a bonus, this trick will also reduce the static electricity that grows each winter.<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-6.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 6.jpg" src="http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/0/03/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-6.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-6.jpg" height="377" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">6</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Use passive solar heat.</b>&nbsp;Open the curtains or raise the shades in your apartment with the doors closed. The sunlight will warm up the room, while the closed door will help trap heat inside each room.<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-7.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 7.jpg" src="http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/4/42/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-7.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-7.jpg" height="376" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">7</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Turn off lights when you leave a room.</b>&nbsp;This classic advice will really help you reduce the electricity bills in your apartment – particularly during winter when the sun sets earlier!<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a href="http://13e91ndeg41f-9wambwahuaqct.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="line-height: 25px; text-align: center;" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vs6AfYJsiyY/UxNK_S9Fy8I/AAAAAAAAQi8/4-lWAybDv2E/s1600/ccc.PNG" height="140" width="640" /></a><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-8.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 8.jpg" src="http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/3/37/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-8.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-8.jpg" height="376" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">8</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Wear layers.</b>&nbsp;Dressing in layers will let you maintain and modify your body temperature as you need. If you feel chilly, instead of turning up the heat, grab a cozy sweater or a warm blanket.<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-9.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 9.jpg" src="http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/5/57/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-9.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-9.jpg" height="376" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">9</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Enjoy hot drinks.</b>&nbsp;This may not help you save electricity, but there’s nothing better than enjoying a steaming hot cup of tea or cocoa on a cold day. During the holidays, be festive by drinking spiced apple cider! These drinks will leave you feeling cozy, whether you’re in your apartment or out having fun!<div class="clearall" style="clear: both; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"></div></li><li class="final_li" style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px; padding: 20px;"><div class="mwimg largeimage floatcenter " style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0980392); line-height: 0px; margin: -21px -21px 20px; max-width: 670px; overflow: hidden; padding: 0px; position: relative;"><a class="image" href="http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-10.jpg" style="color: #336633; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;"><img alt="Reduce Your Electric Bill in Winter Step 10.jpg" src="http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/d/d4/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-10.jpg/670px-Reduce-Your-Electric-Bill-in-Winter-Step-10.jpg" height="377" style="border: none; height: auto; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; width: 667px;" width="670" /></a></div><div class="step_num" style="float: left; font-size: 43px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0px; padding: 8px 15px 3px 0px;">10</div><b class="whb" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Limit the Christmas lighting.</b>&nbsp;Not only will limiting the Christmas lights to present-opening time lower your electric bill, it will create a special atmosphere just for Christmas! You may also reduce your energy usage by using LED Christmas lights. LEDs typically use 80-90% less energy than standard lights.</li><li class="final_li" style="-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; background-color: white; border-bottom-left-radius: 4px; border-bottom-right-radius: 4px; border-top-left-radius: 4px; border-top-right-radius: 4px; border: 1px solid rgb(229, 229, 229); clear: both; list-style: none; margin: 0px; padding: 20px;"><a href="http://13e91ndeg41f-9wambwahuaqct.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="text-align: center;" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vs6AfYJsiyY/UxNK_S9Fy8I/AAAAAAAAQi8/4-lWAybDv2E/s1600/ccc.PNG" height="140" width="640" /></a></li></ol></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0BEST EVER CHEMTRAIL EVIDENCE!!http://www.ragpress.com/2014/02/best-ever-chemtrail-evidence.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:57:42 PSTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-3896759680751570160<span style="background-color: white;"><br /></span><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="background-color: white;"><iframe _origwidth="560" frameborder="0" height="112" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9DEnu7CQhj8?wmode=opaque" style="border-width: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" width="200"></iframe></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Hats off to the man who captured and recorded the most convincing piece of evidence to date that 'Silver'-'Aluminium' or Silver-like 'Heavy Metal' particles are falling directly down from our skies like snowflakes and straight upon our heads.</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">We know it's been going on for years, but so many chemtrails have been debunked or ridiculed by both genuine and trolling skeptics, - and why 'chemtrails' keep getting dismissed by the masses. This film footage seems to have captured what is really falling from our skies, - and it's not looking healthy at that!!</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Though there are many minerals, that when filmed like this directly into the sun, will look iridescent.</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It's tiny iridescent particles such as this that has killied millions of people around the world; coal/iron/copper/silver/gold-miners, quarrymen and anyone who worked [or still works in this field - is killing millions worlwide] with asbestos, etc. - it's because they are so tiny particles, that we cannot do anything else; - other than to breath them in!</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Whatever is falling down on us, we are 100% breathing that shit in, even if it wasn't anything sinister, i.e. being done deliberately - [which it is though!] it's got to be seriously dangerous to our health.</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="text-align: left;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Though because we are unable to check the sources they have been using for samples, many people are skeptical about it.&nbsp; That's what is so good about this video above, it clearly shows the particles falling.</strong></div><img class="align-full" src="http://metabunk.org/sk/skitched-20130325-124748.jpg" style="border: 0px; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: auto; line-height: inherit; margin: 0.25em auto; max-width: 100%; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;" /><br /><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Further tests with witnesses involved need to be carried out to see what's precisely in those particles, - many people on Youtube have made similar test on particles they have alleged to have captured and then examined under microscope.&nbsp; There's even been expert laboratory tests carried out; proving extremely high levels of dangerous Barium have been found in the sample seen in the news clip item below, - though they too question the validity of the sample.&nbsp;</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">This is why witnesses need to be used who can independently vouch they have seen the whole process; - as there are different ways how to gather and then test it.</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It's no secret there are all kinds of chemical pollutants in the air, among them; Neodymium, Barium, Bismuth and Aluminium which is the same element group. &nbsp;</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Barium enema's are common, often used on suspected cancer patients as it glows in the intestines, and thought not to be too toxic used this way.&nbsp; However, it's a completely different story if you was to ingest or breath it in, it will kill you in strong enough doses - either instantly or over a period of time, though is at the rate the video shows - heavy particulates relentlessly falling down from the skies, then who can say what period of time this really is?</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; text-align: left;"><strong style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">According to experts and some commenters have picked up on, it is said; Bismurth is diamagnetic which means it is being used in the production of particles which can be steered through plasma and electromagnetic fields. It creates a field in opposition of an externally applied magnetic field, causing a repulsive effect (levitation). It has to do with multipole expansions, vector potential in electromagnetism and gravitational waves; i.e. some mathematicians are having a whale of a time.</strong></div><span style="background-color: white;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;"><br /></span></div><span class="font-size-4" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div style="text-align: left;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Barium Crystals are very refractive, reflective and fluorescent (shiny colours like in the vidoe above).</strong></div></span></span><br /><div style="border: 0px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: center; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; text-align: left;"><strong style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Vaporised metallic crystals are used for imaging, atmospheric studies and reflectivity.&nbsp; Metallic powders are combined in colloidal fuels and superheated and expelled into the air where they recombine into compounds that are useful for radar imaging, weather remediation, weather modification, stratospheric studies; i.e. - dual technologies...</strong></div><span style="background-color: white;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;"><br /></span></div><span class="font-size-4" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div style="text-align: left;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Apart from other unknown chemicals being sprayed into the atmosphere; Barium nanoparticles are used in aerosols and therefore probably being sparyed into the skies via chemtrails.</strong></div></span><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;"><div style="text-align: left;"><iframe _origwidth="420" frameborder="0" height="150" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-7PTfSviH48?wmode=opaque" style="border-width: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" width="200"></iframe></div></span></span><br /><h1 class="yt" id="watch-headline-title" style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: inherit; line-height: 1.25em; margin: 1em 0px 0px; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="watch-title long-title yt-uix-expander-head" dir="ltr" id="eow-title" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Proof that Chemtrails contain Barium [ News Story ]">Proof that Chemtrails contain High Levels of Barium</span></h1><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Some debunkers say along the lines;&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"Anything sprayed over your head will not fall on you, as it will remain in the upper atmosphere for a long time. Then there is the matter of wind; something sprayed will be blown by the wind for miles and miles before settling out."&nbsp;</em></strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">D'oh! -&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"Blown by the wind for miles and miles before settling out!"</em>&nbsp; The morons, so if it's not falling on your back yard that day because it's blown away; - then what about all the shit released miles ahead of where they live and when it's at the right distance away to now settle and fall down then on them!!</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="background-color: white;"><iframe _origwidth="420" frameborder="0" height="150" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Rot75jyc4z4?wmode=opaque" style="border-width: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" width="200"></iframe></span></div><div class="xg_module_body" style="border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; margin: 1em 0px 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div class="postbody" style="border: 0px; 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padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Inside shot of a Chemtrail Airplane?</strong></div><br /><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Chemtrail Tanks?&nbsp; Some argue they are simply "Ballast Barrells", yet they are clearly tanks and hardly represent the inner seating struture of a commercial passenger aircraft, though it is obviously one, though been converted.</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Okay, so let's give them the benefit of doubt and say that's what they are; 'Ballast Barrels' - then what are these next airplanes carrying...,&nbsp;<em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">ballast my ass!</em></span></strong></div><div style="border: 0px; 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font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">There is much debate as to why on earth would the elite "spray their own"? - Then to try and understand this, it would help to understand Geo-Enginering &amp; Trans-Humanism.&nbsp; In the below excellent video -&nbsp;<span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1363674085285_2477" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">around the 1:35 time - there's a good explanation about chemtrails and as to why "they" are doing this to us and 'themselves'!</span></strong></div><br /><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Whilst many of us live 'in the day', 'the present', there are those working on way in the future and this is very likely what the future will hold.&nbsp;</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The Georgia Stones = a population of 500,000,000, the eradication of billions of humans is yet to come to meet this recommendation; - the 'ideal' sustainable population the world should carry and care for in the future.</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">And if they wanted to get really nasty they could spray whatever and whenever they want, as in the days of "Agent Orange"...</strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="background-color: white;"><iframe _origwidth="420" frameborder="0" height="150" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wgLlkjsg1uo?wmode=opaque" style="border-width: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" width="200"></iframe></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-6" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 10px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span dir="ltr" id="eow-title" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Agent Orange. American Chemical and Biological Warfare">Agent Orange. American Chemical and Biological Warfare</span></strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span dir="ltr" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Agent Orange. American Chemical and Biological Warfare">Agent Orange. The effects of chemical spraying during the Vietnam War. The struggle of US Veterans and the long-term consequences for the citizens of Vietnam.</span></strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="background-color: white;"><span class="font-size-4" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span dir="ltr" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Agent Orange. American Chemical and Biological Warfare">To read more on this and to see the film;</span></strong></span>&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" dir="ltr" id="eow-title" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Trans-Humanism / Genetic Modification of all Life / Nano-Technology / HAARP / Geoengineering - Film">Trans-Humanism / Genetic Modification of all Life / Nano-Technology / HAARP / Geoengineering, alongside i</span></strong><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" dir="ltr" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Trans-Humanism / Genetic Modification of all Life / Nano-Technology / HAARP / Geoengineering - Film">ncredible footage of orbs caught lurking in the clouds,</span></strong>&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" dir="ltr" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Trans-Humanism / Genetic Modification of all Life / Nano-Technology / HAARP / Geoengineering - Film">- and</span></strong>&nbsp;<strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">more great shots people have added; - checkout the original article;&nbsp;<a class="ui-link" href="http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/great-shot-of-inside-chemtrail-airplane" style="border: 0px; cursor: pointer; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: 500; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/great-shot-of-inside-chemtrail-airplane</a></span></strong></span></div><div style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin-top: 1em; padding: 0px; text-align: left; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="background-color: white;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="font-size-4" dir="ltr" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Trans-Humanism / Genetic Modification of all Life / Nano-Technology / HAARP / Geoengineering - Film">P</span></strong><span class="font-size-4" dir="ltr" id="eow-title" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Trans-Humanism / Genetic Modification of all Life / Nano-Technology / HAARP / Geoengineering - Film"></span><span class="font-size-4" style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">erhaps the above shots of chemtrail tanks and planes are "old hat" and that "cloud-making-orbs" are the future!!??</strong></span></span></div></div></div></div><span style="background-color: white;">Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</span><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>3Former 9/11 Commissioner admits missile hit the Pentagonhttp://www.ragpress.com/2013/07/former-911-commissioner-admits-missile.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:31:07 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-4622387685269970162<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cUmr9dFbf2c" width="520"></iframe><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><strong style="color: maroon; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25.59375px; margin: 0px; outline: none; padding: 0px;">Former 9/11 Commissioner, Tim Roemer, slips up in a CNN interview and says a missile caused the damage to the pentagon and then quickly corrects himself to line up with the official story of an airplane hitting the building.</strong><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TdNEZgjNS_Q/Uffb_v1g5QI/AAAAAAAANts/EleakWrIVCo/s1600/Capture.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" display="none" height="131" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TdNEZgjNS_Q/Uffb_v1g5QI/AAAAAAAANts/EleakWrIVCo/s200/Capture.PNG" width="200" /></a></div><strong style="color: maroon; display: none; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25.59375px; margin: 0px; outline: none; padding: 0px;"><br /></strong></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>010 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wronghttp://www.ragpress.com/2013/07/10-psychological-experiments-that-went.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:39:27 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-884861126225683600<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/theodore_kaczynski.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Psychology as we know it is a relatively young science, but since its inception it has helped us to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our interactions with the world. Many psychological experiments have been valid and ethical, allowing researchers to make new treatments and therapies available, and giving other insights into our motivations and actions. Sadly, others have ended up backfiring horribly — ruining lives and shaming the profession. Here are ten psychological experiments that spiraled out of control.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">10. Stanford Prison Experiment</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/20090617155350_stanford2.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /><br /><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Prisoners and guards</em></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In 1971, social psychologist Philip Zimbardo set out to interrogate the ways in which people conform to social roles, using a group of male college students to take part in a two-week-long experiment in which they would live as prisoners and guards in a mock prison. However, having selected his test subjects, Zimbardo assigned them their roles without their knowledge, unexpectedly arresting the "prisoners" outside their own homes. The results were disturbing. Ordinary college students turned into viciously sadistic guards or spineless (and increasingly distraught) prisoners, becoming deeply enmeshed within the roles they were playing. After just six days, the distressing reality of this "prison" forced Zimbardo to prematurely end the experiment.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">9. The Monster Study</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/wendell-johnson-1.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /><br /><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Wendell Johnson, of the University of Iowa, who was behind the study</em></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In this study, conducted in 1939, 22 orphaned children, 10 with stutters, were separated equally into two groups: one with a speech therapist who conducted "positive" therapy by praising the children’s progress and fluency of speech; the other with a speech therapist who openly chastised the children for the slightest mistake. The results showed that the children who had received negative responses were badly affected in terms of their psychological health. Yet more bad news was to come as it was later revealed that some of the children who had previously been unaffected developed speech problems following the experiment. In 2007, six of the orphan children were awarded $925,000 in compensation for emotional damage that the six-month-study had left them with.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">8. MK-ULTRA</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/unabomber-hs-portrait-lo.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /><br /><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, also seen top</em></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The CIA performed many unethical experiments into mind control and psychology under the banner of project MK-ULTRA during the 50s and 60s. Theodore Kaczynski, otherwise known as the Unabomber, is reported to have been a test subject in the CIA's disturbing experiments, which may have contributed to his mental instability. In another case, the administration of LSD to US Army biological weapons expert Frank Olson is thought to have sparked a crisis of conscience, inspiring him to tell the world about his research. Instead, Olson is said to have committed suicide, jumping from a thirteenth-story hotel room window, although there is strong evidence that he was murdered. This doesn't even touch on the long-term psychological damage other test subjects are likely to have suffered.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">7. Elephant on LSD</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/6-110f3143a62c.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In 1962, Warren Thomas, the director of Lincoln Park Zoo in Oklahoma City, injected an elephant named Tusko with 3,000 times the typical human dose of LSD. It was an attempt to make his mark on the scientific community by determining whether the drug could induce "musth" — the aggressiveness and high hormone levels that male elephants experience periodically. The only contribution Thomas made was to create a public relations disaster as Tusko died almost immediately after collapsing and going into convulsions.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">6. Milgram Experiment</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/milgram.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /><br /><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The Milgram Experiment underway</em></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In 1963, in the wake of the atrocities of the Holocaust, Stanley Milgram set out to test the hypothesis that there was something special about the German people that had allowed them to participate in genocide. Under the pretense of an experiment into human learning, Milgram asked normal members of the public to ask questions to a man attached to an electric-shock generator and shock him in increasing measure when he answered incorrectly. The man was an actor, the shocks fake; but the participants didn’t know this. The terrifying part? People overwhelmingly obeyed the commands of the experimenter, even when the man screamed in apparent agony and begged for mercy. A little evil in all of us, perhaps?</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">5. Tony LaMadrid</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/2005_09_13_0903_80.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Many medicated schizophrenics enrolled in a University of California study that required them to stop taking their medication in a program that started in 1983. The study was meant to give information that would allow doctors to better treat schizophrenia, but rather it messed up the lives of many of the test subjects, 90% of whom relapsed into episodes of mental illness. One participant, Tony LaMadrid, leaped to his death from a rooftop six years after first enrolling in the study.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">4. Pit of Despair</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/fileharlow-isolationchamber.gif" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /><br /><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">A rhesus monkey infant in one of Harlow's isolation chambers</em></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Psychologist Harry Harlow was obsessed with the concept of love, but rather than writing poems or love songs, he performed sick, twisted experiments on monkeys during the 1970s. One of his experiments revolved around confining the monkeys in total isolation in an apparatus he called the "well of despair” (a featureless, empty chamber depriving the animal of any stimulus or socialization) — which resulted in his subjects going insane and even starving themselves to death in two cases. Harlow ignored the criticism of his colleagues, and is quoted as saying, “How could you love monkeys?” The last laugh was on him, however, as his horrific treatment of his subjects is acknowledged as being a driving force behind the development of the animal rights movement and the end of such cruel experiments.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">3. The Third Wave</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/slute.png" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Running along a similar theme similar to the Milgram experiment, The Third Wave, carried out in 1967, was an experiment that set out to explore the ways in which even democratic societies can become infiltrated by the appeal of fascism. Using a class of high school students, the experimenter created a system whereby some students were considered members of a prestigious order. The students showed increased motivation to learn, yet, more worryingly, became eager to get on board with malevolent practices, such as excluding and ostracizing non-members from the class. Even more scarily, this behavior was gleefully continued outside of the classroom. After just four days, the experiment was considered to be slipping out of control and was ceased.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">2. Homosexual Aversion Therapy</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/cleveland.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">In the 1960s homosexuality was frequently depicted as a mental illness, with many individuals seeking (voluntarily or otherwise) a way to "cure" themselves of their sexual attraction to members of the same sex. Experimental therapies at the time included aversion therapy — where homosexual images were paired with such things as electric shocks and injections that caused vomiting. The thought was that the patient would associate pain with homosexuality. Rather than "curing" homosexuality, these experiments profoundly psychologically damaged the patients, with at least one man dying from the “treatment” he received, after he went into a coma.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><h3 style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 24px; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 14px; outline: 0px; padding: 24px 0px 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">1. David Reimer</h3><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4; margin-bottom: 18px; margin-top: 18px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><img src="http://media.brainz.org/uploads/2011/09/reimer.jpg" style="border: 0px none; display: block; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" /><br /><em style="border: 0px; font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">David Reimer</em></div><span style="background-color: white; color: #666666; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica sans-serif'; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.4;">In 1966, when David Reimer was 8 months old, his circumcision was botched and he lost his penis to burns. Psychologist John Money suggested that baby David be given a sex change. The parents agreed, but what they didn’t know was that Money secretly wanted to use David as part of an experiment to prove his views that gender identity was not inborn, but rather determined by nature and upbringing. David was renamed Brenda, surgically altered to have a vagina, and given hormonal supplements — but tragically the experiment backfired. "Brenda" acted like a stereotypical boy throughout childhood, and the Reimer family began to fall apart. At 14, Brenda was told the truth, and decided to go back to being David. He committed suicide at the age of 38.</span><br /><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0How to build your own solar power http://www.ragpress.com/2013/06/how-to-build-your-own-solar-power.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Sat, 15 Jun 2013 05:21:05 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-5552085992535199183<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5x548RyaP5E/UbxcKI-wRII/AAAAAAAANMc/VDkhHNTQQTg/s1600/images+(1).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="314" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5x548RyaP5E/UbxcKI-wRII/AAAAAAAANMc/VDkhHNTQQTg/s400/images+(1).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Solar power could be the future, but it'll be a while until panels are on every roof. Fear not: while working at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, engineer Blake Farrow showed you don't need the far corners of the periodic table to put together a solar cell. Just grab some tea-time staples. <i>(These Are just some steps to give you a general idea on how to do it, if you want more details you can get a full guide on <a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank">how you can build your own solar panels</a>.)</i></div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">1.&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Treat yourself to some powdered doughnuts and herbal tea. The powdered sugar on US-style doughnuts contains titanium dioxide (TiO2 or E171). This is a semiconductor that can be used to make solar cells. To extract the TiO2 in a useful form, first scrape off all the powder and put it in a cup of warm water. Stirring this will dissolve all the sugar (there is a lot of it).</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">2.&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Running the whitish water through a coffee filter will leave behind a white blob -- this is the precious TiO2, along with some unwanted fat.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">3.&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Because the fat is useless for solar cells, you'll need to put the residue in a hot oven for a few hours to vaporise it. The TiO2 remains as nanoparticles, each around 100nm wide.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">4.</strong>&nbsp;Throw these particles into high-proof ethanol (vodka will do: use 1ml per doughnut) and shake.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">5.&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Now conductive glass is needed (tough to find, but indium-doped tin oxide is best). With an eye dropper or syringe, drop ten layers of the nanoparticle spirit on the glass, allowing it to dry with each layer. Then put it back in the oven.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">6.&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;This is now a solar cell, but it will work only with UV light (the bad kind). Here is where the tea comes in. Leave the nanoparticle solar cell sitting in a cup of hibiscus tea for a couple hours, and soon it will have absorbed the colour, shifting its useful range from UV (useless) to visible light.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">7.&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;To collect energy from this solar cell, you'll need a counter-electrode. Take another piece of conducting glass and use a dark pencil to cover the surface with graphite.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">8.</strong>&nbsp;To get your electricity to your counter-electrode, a generous amount of iodine in high-proof alcohol works well as an electrolyte. Use one part alcohol to three parts Lugol's solution -- available from health stores and aquarium suppliers.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">9.</strong>&nbsp;Cut a hole in some thin plastic or tape to use as a spacer, and place it on the nanoparticle cell. Drop some electrolyte on top, and quickly sandwich the two electrodes together with some bulldog clips.</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgba(31, 31, 31, 0.85098); font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="background-color: transparent; border: 0px; color: #1f1f1f; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">10.</strong>&nbsp;You're done! A multimeter connected to both of the conducting electrodes should show about half a volt when in the sun.&nbsp;</div><div style="background-color: white; border: 0px; font-family: ff-meta-serif-web-pro, serif; line-height: 30px; margin-bottom: 25px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><b><span style="color: red; font-size: large;">If these steps weren't enough Get your full guide here on <a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank">how to build your own solar panels&nbsp;</a></span></b></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0Create your own electricity ? Really ?http://www.ragpress.com/2013/06/create-your-own-electricity-really.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Sat, 15 Jun 2013 05:09:44 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-5160699981073523951<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PQkJb7jfjvo/UbxZWDIMKQI/AAAAAAAANME/gwBQZJeHBPY/s1600/article-1270082-0960A7FC000005DC-947_468x286.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="195" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PQkJb7jfjvo/UbxZWDIMKQI/AAAAAAAANME/gwBQZJeHBPY/s320/article-1270082-0960A7FC000005DC-947_468x286.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><span style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px;">Did you know there is a cost effective way to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank">create your own electricity</a>? How is this possible you might be asking? This can be done simply, by building your own residential renewable energy source. Solar power is a very efficient source of natural power supply that will give you unlimited power from the sun. It is so cost effective that if you should create more energy than you need for your home, you can sell that excess energy back to your electricity company. This article will show you how you can create your own inexpensive solar renewable energy to power you home.</span><br /><div style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px;"><b>Building an inexpensive residential solar system</b></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px;">It is actually much cheaper to<a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank"> build your own residential solar system</a> than to buy one. A home solar system is sold for as little as $3000, while with the aid of one of the many<a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank"> DIY renewable energy guide </a>that you can find easily online, you can build your own solar system from ground up in a few hours to a couple of days.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px;">All you will need to buy is a couple of solar cells in order to create your own solar panels. You will also need to buy one or several auto batteries, according to the amount of electricity you plan to generate. The same goes for the solar cells; you will need to buy according to the amount of power you plan to generate.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px;">You will also need to buy an AC to DC electricity inverter. This is necessary because the power type that will be generated from the sun to your solar cells will be DC, but since most of the appliances in your home require AC to work, an electricity inverter will be important.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-u6xn8R4oxlY/UbxZf2vO2UI/AAAAAAAANMM/bWWmr5ECYTQ/s1600/solar-power.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-u6xn8R4oxlY/UbxZf2vO2UI/AAAAAAAANMM/bWWmr5ECYTQ/s320/solar-power.jpg" width="320" /></a>A charge controller will also be necessary, you can always go out and get one at an electrical store. This will be important to regulate the charge of the batteries in order to maintain a steady flow of electricity to power your home.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px;">Some good length of electrical wires will also be needed to connect your <a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank">solar system</a> together, which you can pick up at any electrical store.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px;">Building a residential solar system may seem to be a very hectic task, but in actuality, it won't be very difficult if you have a good <a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank">DIY guide</a> that you should have no problem finding if you search Google. Building your own solar system is safe and will save you a whole lot on the cost of electricity than it would cost to buy an entire unit.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.09375px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px;">What I've shared with you in this article, are just the major components that you will need in order to build your own inexpensive solar system. But you will need to get a <a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank">DIY guide</a> so you have a step-by-step manual to follow, which will give you all the other parts you will need, and will make the process a lot easier.<br /><a href="http://tinyurl.com/m8tyqqg" target="_blank"><b>Get your Guide now on how to build your own solar panels&nbsp;</b></a></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0Nikola Tesla Free Energy - the Factshttp://www.ragpress.com/2013/06/nikola-tesla-free-energy-facts.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Sat, 15 Jun 2013 05:04:07 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-8525048548436676298<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span itemprop="dateline" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 15px;">Do Not <a href="http://tinyurl.com/mzts35n" target="_blank">Buy Nikola Tesla Free Energy</a> Until You Read This Review</span></span><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bg716bPdHv8/UbgCCOEbEnI/AAAAAAAANLA/Labuori0r1k/s1600/tesla-photo.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bg716bPdHv8/UbgCCOEbEnI/AAAAAAAANLA/Labuori0r1k/s1600/tesla-photo.jpg" /></a><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">Finally after a hundred years, the suppressed<a href="http://518d5scor99iv2jgley761w9km.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://tinyurl.com/mzts35n" target="_blank">free energy device</a>&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">is exposed in public. People will be taught on how to utilize this hundred-year old device to produce electricity for free. The fact is that people can now discover using energy that is 100 percent free at their home through this device invented. The revelation about this device also unveils other benefits that it can offer.&nbsp;</span><br /><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">The free energy device is invented to let the consumers become aware that there is another possible way to solve electrical consumption problems. By simply using this device, people can save maximum energy without the requirement of gas, coal, oil or any other fuel. After a hundred years, the energy device is prepared to pave way to new concepts and ideas about energy saving.&nbsp;</span><br /><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">This free energy device is invented by a genius named Nikola Tesla, the one who discovered the electricity which people are using today. In 1934, Tesla had stated a shocking statement that electric power can be everywhere and it is available in limitless quantities. It can power the world’s machinery without using gas, oil, coal or any other types of fuel.&nbsp;</span><br /><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">According to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/mzts35n" target="_blank">Nikola Tesla</a>, people can possibly get unlimited amounts of energy for free whenever they want. Through the announcement he made, many people got more curious and interested in finding the real essence of using this free energy device. The exposure of this device is also a way to recognize the efforts and thoughts made by Tesla for so many years.&nbsp;</span><br /><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">The suppressed free energy device that is now exposed is amazingly useful for every individual on earth. Through other people’s analysis of Tesla’s papers, new conclusions were made and it opened the door to opportunities to recognize his inventions especially the free energy device. Tesla explained how the free energy device works and how people obtain free electricity.&nbsp;</span><br /><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">Some people who have already encountered this free energy device stated their personal views and below are some of their testimonials:</span><br /><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">"The first time I heard about the unreleased project of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://tinyurl.com/mzts35n" target="_blank">Nikola Tesla</a>&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">I was really interested in knowing more. At first I thought it was just a scam. How could electricity be free and how could this machine generate electricity by itself? Anyway, given that it was so cheap I tried it, and it worked! I built a bigger generator that cost me less than $100, and the effort paid off really well. Now I have my own source of free energy." – Mike John</span><br /><br style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;" /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;">"Nikola Tesla Secret is revolutionary. I became instantly intrigued and decided to give it a try (given that it carried a money back guarantee) Now, whenever I look at my electric bill, I cannot take the smile off my face! My electricity bill comes in the form of a credit – the power company is paying me for the extra electricity that I sell them." – Tom Victor of Texas, United States.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px;"><br /></span><a class="extlink" href="http://tinyurl.com/mzts35n" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: #0860a8; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17.328125px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px;" target="_blank" title="Click Here to Visit Nikola Tesla Secret Official Site">Click Here to Visit Nikola Tesla Secret Official Site</a></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>110 Common Prepping Mistakeshttp://www.ragpress.com/2013/06/10-common-prepping-mistakes.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:56:05 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-4442442606724719770<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/BlogPosting" style="border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="border: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.6em; margin-top: 1.6em; orphans: 4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ojv-MfkBw1I/Ubf9JU6iKHI/AAAAAAAANKs/bXqePF2a3aQ/s1600/survival_for_kids_005.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ojv-MfkBw1I/Ubf9JU6iKHI/AAAAAAAANKs/bXqePF2a3aQ/s320/survival_for_kids_005.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wVg3RpF1Edw/Ubf9HjLLc7I/AAAAAAAANKI/h7aXG2nNF70/s1600/food-storage.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wVg3RpF1Edw/Ubf9HjLLc7I/AAAAAAAANKI/h7aXG2nNF70/s320/food-storage.jpg" width="320" /></a>With the abundance of bad info out there, it’s easy for new preppers to make a lot of mistakes. I, myself, am a new prepper by some standards. I’ve made many mistakes and I’m sure I’ll make more, but that’s part of the learning process. To help you speed up this process, here are some common prepping mistakes you’ll want to avoid:<br /><ol style="border: 0px; list-style-image: initial; list-style-position: initial; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Not having a survival library.</strong>&nbsp;Books are less common these days because we do so much reading on the Internet and Kindles. But if the power goes out, having a good collection of survival books could save your life. They’ll give you something to read when you’re bored, and will have important instructions on things like purifying water, building fires, and medical care. While you want to learn as much of this info as you can ahead of time, no one can know everything, and there are bound to be times when a survival library will come in handy. Check out the&nbsp;<a href="http://05b68pmog6adwyj-ngoe0d6sfw.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="border: 0px; color: #4e7eaf; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank" title="Survival Books">Books</a>&nbsp;section and also read the article,&nbsp;<a href="http://05b68pmog6adwyj-ngoe0d6sfw.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="border: 0px; color: #4e7eaf; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank" title="Best Survival Books">Best Books on Survival</a>.</li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Focusing on supplies instead of skills.</strong>&nbsp;Of course, just because you have all the best books on survival doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bother to learn survival skills. It’s possible your books will be destroyed or you won’t be able to get to them. The same rule applies to your survival food and gear. What if you’re at work when your home is destroyed by an explosion, earthquake or some other disastrous event? Would you still have the skills to survive, or are you completely dependent on your food and gear?<span id="more-1958" style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bk0mEV-pPCc/Ubf9F8lovWI/AAAAAAAANJg/e4qejjKZsMs/s1600/DSCI0683.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bk0mEV-pPCc/Ubf9F8lovWI/AAAAAAAANJg/e4qejjKZsMs/s320/DSCI0683.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pCbqLTlJ2Ck/Ubf9G13acQI/AAAAAAAANJ4/pu5QAuk66bY/s1600/article-2282956-1832BA86000005DC-9_964x621.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="206" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pCbqLTlJ2Ck/Ubf9G13acQI/AAAAAAAANJ4/pu5QAuk66bY/s320/article-2282956-1832BA86000005DC-9_964x621.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><center style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></center></li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Not having enough water preps.</strong>&nbsp;I cannot overemphasize the importance of water. There are many survivalists who have six months of food and only two weeks of water on hand. Considering that you can survive without food about ten times as long as you can survive without water, you’d be better off with two weeks of food and six months of water. Don’t do that either, but at least make sure your water will last as long as your food. If you don’t have enough room for that much, there are many ways to collect and purify water. Visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://urbansurvivalsite.com/water/" style="border: 0px; color: #4e7eaf; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" title="Survival Water">Water</a>&nbsp;category.</li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Not having enough variety in food supplies.</strong>&nbsp;Too many new preppers buy nothing but rice, beans, flour, salt and sugar. If that’s all you have to eat after a disaster, you’re going to be miserable. Your body will have trouble adjusting to the new bare-bones diet and you’ll suffer from food fatigue, where your survival food won’t be appetizing even when you’re very hungry. Make sure you buy the ingredients for a variety of possible meals so you’ll feel satisfied every time you eat. This leads to my next point…</li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Not eating what you store.</strong>&nbsp;This was the first mistake I made when I started stocking up on food. I bought all kinds of food, sealed it up, put it in the closet, and forgot about it. Inevitably, some of my food went bad and I had to throw it out. It’s important you store what you eat and eat what you store. If you’re not sure how to cook meals from the basic ingredients, I’d recommend getting some cookbooks and a guide like&nbsp;<a href="http://05b68pmog6adwyj-ngoe0d6sfw.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="border: 0px; color: #4e7eaf; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank" title="Emergency Food Storage">Emergency Food Storage &amp; Survival Handbook</a>&nbsp;which has a lot of great recipes.</li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Not having enough vitamins.</strong>&nbsp;Personally, I think everyone should be taking multivitamins since most modern diets don’t provide the nutrition we need, but this will be even more important in a survival situation. The stress of having your life turned upside down, constant threats to you and your family, and manual labor will take a lot of energy and tax your immune system. Vitamins will help keep you strong and healthy, especially Vitamin C.</li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Relying only on food storage.</strong>&nbsp;While the last few points have been about food, don’t forget all your other survival needs. When a lot of people think of prepping, the first things they think about are food and water and they proceed to stock up on them while neglecting health&nbsp;and beauty supplies, first aid kids, bug out bags, cooking implements, clothes, weapons and other important items. While food should be your first priority, don’t forget your other priorities.</li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Relying only on an arsenal.</strong>&nbsp;At the other end the spectrum, there are some preppers who focus all their attention on guns and ammo. The reasoning is that not only will they be able to protect themselves, they’ll be able to hunt their food and trade ammo for other supplies. This is unrealistic, especially if you’re in or near a city. The little bit of wildlife in your area will be picked clean by others, and most people won’t be interested in your ammo as they, like you, will be looking to trade for food and other vital supplies. Sure, have some weapons for self defense, but don’t go overboard.</li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Not taking care of pets.</strong>&nbsp;As much as we all love our pets, for some reason it’s easy to forget that they need preps, too. Animals require more than just food and water. Check the article,&nbsp;<a href="http://05b68pmog6adwyj-ngoe0d6sfw.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="border: 0px; color: #4e7eaf; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank" title="Pet Survival">Pet Survival Kit</a>.</li><li style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Planning on bugging out.</strong>&nbsp;Although having a&nbsp;<a href="http://05b68pmog6adwyj-ngoe0d6sfw.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="border: 0px; color: #4e7eaf; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank" title="Bug Out Bag">bug out bag</a>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<a href="http://05b68pmog6adwyj-ngoe0d6sfw.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" style="border: 0px; color: #4e7eaf; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank" title="Vehicle Survival Kit">vehicle survival kit</a>&nbsp;is important, unless you have advance warning of a disaster it will be very difficult to get from your home to your bug out location. The streets will be congested, roads and entire areas could be inaccessible, and gas could become unavailable. That’s why I think it’s so important to be ready to shelter in place.</li></ol><div style="border: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.6em; margin-top: 1.6em; orphans: 4; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://05b68pmog6adwyj-ngoe0d6sfw.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XV46HZV8" target="_blank">Read More...</a></div></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0 Science journal hires former Monsanto scientist to decide which papers should be accepted or rejected http://www.ragpress.com/2013/06/science-journal-hires-former-monsanto.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:34:39 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-7260251881285431435<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-43r0b2xT8jY/Uazhrv76uMI/AAAAAAAANIg/Y0D-qjtBTMI/s1600/images.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-43r0b2xT8jY/Uazhrv76uMI/AAAAAAAANIg/Y0D-qjtBTMI/s1600/images.jpg" /></a></div><span style="background-color: white;">Scientific journals, by their very nature, ought not to be biased towards a particular point of view because such bias can lead that journal's editorial staff to quash or ignore any legitimate scientific research and data refuting any pre-determined viewpoints.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">And yet, as reported online by&nbsp;</span><i>Earth Open Source</i><span style="background-color: white;">, it appears as though the journal&nbsp;</span><i>Food and Chemical Toxicology</i><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;may have compromised itself recently by hiring a biotechnology insider who, on the surface, would sure seem to have a pro-industry prejudice.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">From the website:</span><br /><br /><i>Just months after a study was published showing that two Monsanto products, a genetically modified (GM) maize and Roundup herbicide, damaged the health of rats, the journal that published the study appointed a former Monsanto scientist to decide which papers on GM foods and crops should be published, a new article reveals.</i><br /><br /><h1 style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 28px; font-weight: lighter; line-height: 34px;">'I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts'</h1><span style="background-color: white;">The report noted that both Monsanto and genetically modified foods experienced a rash of bad publicity following the September 2012 publication of a study in the journal citing evidence that GM corn and&nbsp;</span><i>Roundup</i><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;both caused organ damage and were linked to increased rates of tumors and premature deaths in rats &nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">The study was the first of its kind; it examined "the long-term effects of Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller" and "the NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize also developed by Monsanto," Britain's widely popular food publication,&nbsp;</span><i>The Grocery</i><span style="background-color: white;">, reported.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">"This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors developing earlier and more aggressively - particularly in female animals," said Dr. Michael Antoniou, a molecular biologist at King's College London, who was involved in the study. "I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts."</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">Despite the publication of this data, FCT decided earlier this year to add Richard E. Goodman, a former&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.naturalnews.com/Monsanto.html" style="color: #3366cc; text-decoration: none;">Monsanto</a><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;researcher with close biotech industry ties, to its senior editorial staff. "Goodman was given the specially created position of associate editor for biotechnology,"&nbsp;</span><i>Earth Open Source</i><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;said.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">"Goodman's fast-tracked appointment straight onto FCT's upper editorial board raises the question of whether Monsanto is now effectively deciding which papers on GM foods and crops should be published and which should not," Claire Robinson, research director at the science policy platform Earth Open Source and a co-author of the new article, said.</span><br /><br /><h1 style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 28px; font-weight: lighter; line-height: 34px;">Censoring conflicting data</h1><span style="background-color: white;">According to Robinson, Goodson's appointment is only the latest in a string of cases in which biotech insiders have either attempted to control the publication of conflicting data or prevent it from seeing the light of day at all.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">When data wasn't being censored or controlled, some&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.naturalnews.com/scientific.html" style="color: #3366cc; text-decoration: none;">scientific</a><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;journals let hacks savage dissenting scientists whose conflicting research was belittled or otherwise called into question when it revealed problems with GM foods. And in many cases, the insider critics never revealed to readers their ties to the biotech industry, and editors did not force them to do so.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">Where is scientific and journalistic integrity when you need it?</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">"Unfortunately, the public and the scientific community can no longer trust that peer-reviewed journals reflect the true state of scientific knowledge," said Dr. Jonathan Latham, executive director of the nonprofit Bioscience Resource Project and co-author of the new article. "Some journals have become a vehicle for a narrow interest group - biotechnology corporations - to control scientific discourse.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">Both authors noted that this recurring problem within scientific publishing circles is indicative of a wider issue within the scientific community, and that is that it is increasingly dependent upon industry funding. As long as Monsanto is footing the "research" bill, for example, the public will be denied access to any data that would refute, embarrass or otherwise harm Monsanto's business. How's that for ethics?</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">"Conflicts of interest have become the defining problem of modern science and limiting them amongst public sector scientists has become a fundamental necessity," they write.</span><br /><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0The Lost World of Lake Vostokhttp://www.ragpress.com/2013/04/the-lost-world-of-lake-vostok.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:21:50 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-391720000034813688<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px; text-align: justify;"><img alt="The Lost World of Lake Vostok" class="alignleft" height="128" src="http://cdn.tdfimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/the-lost-world-of-lake-vostok.jpg" style="display: inline; float: left; margin: 2px 0px 6px -14px; padding: 0px;" width="128" />It sometimes seems as if our planet has no secrets left – but deep beneath the great Antarctic ice sheet scientists have made an astonishing discovery. They’ve found one of the largest lakes in the world. It’s very existence defies belief. Scientists are desperate to get into the lake because its extreme environment may be home to unique flora and fauna, never seen before, and NASA are excited by what it could teach us about extraterrestrial life. But 4 kilometers of ice stand between the lake and the surface, and breaking this seal without contaminating the most pristine body of water on the planet is possibly one of the greatest challenges science faces in the 21st century.</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px; text-align: justify;">In 1957 the Russians established a remote base in Antarctica – the Vostok station. It soon became a byword for hardship – dependent on an epic annual 1000km tractor journey from the coast for its supplies. The coldest temperature ever found on Earth (-89°C) was recorded here on the 21st July 1983. It’s an unlikely setting for a lake of liquid water. But in the 1970’s a British team used airborne radar to see beneath the ice, mapping the mountainous land buried by the Antarctic ice sheet. Flying near the Vostok base their radar trace suddenly went flat. They guessed that the flat trace could only be from water. It was the first evidence that the ice could be hiding a great secret.</div><span style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">But 20 years passed before their suspicions were confirmed, when satellites finally revealed that there was an enormous lake under the Vostok base. It is one of the largest lakes in the world – at 10,000 square km it’s about the extent of Lake Ontario, but about twice as deep (500m in places). The theory was that it could only exist because the ice acts like a giant insulating blanket, trapping enough of the earth’s heat to melt the very bottom of the ice sheet.</span><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/APaBqRp27zU?feature=player_embedded" width="640"></iframe></div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0Why cooking with a microwave destroys cancer-fighting nutrients in food and promotes nutritional deficiencies http://www.ragpress.com/2013/03/why-cooking-with-microwave-destroys.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:51:20 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-6695368849125903612<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bKUI3nOUnKM/UUCAEp_gaRI/AAAAAAAAMZk/aCE9sYS5_g8/s1600/microwave1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bKUI3nOUnKM/UUCAEp_gaRI/AAAAAAAAMZk/aCE9sYS5_g8/s320/microwave1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><span style="background-color: white;">(NaturalNews) Microwaves absolutely decimate the nutritional value of your food, destroying the very vitamins and phytonutrients that prevent disease and support good health. Previous studies have shown that as much as 98% of the cancer-fighting nutrients in broccoli, for example, are destroyed by microwaving.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">To understand why, you have to understand the nature of vitamins and phytonutrients (plant-based nutrients). These are&nbsp;</span><b>very delicate molecules</b><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;which are fragile. They are easily destroyed by heat, which is why raw plant foods contain more plant nutrients than cooked foods. Carotenoids, antioxidants and other molecules like DIM (in broccoli) or anthocyanins (in purple corn) are all easily destroyed by microwave energy.</span><br /><br /><h1 style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 28px; font-weight: lighter; line-height: 34px;">Microwaves "nuke" your food at a cellular level</h1><span style="background-color: white;">Microwaving is the&nbsp;</span><i>worst</i><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;way to cook foods because microwaves excite the water molecules inside whatever you're cooking, causing heat to be formed from the inside out. This results in a cell-by-cell "nuking" of the food (such as broccoli, carrots, etc.), causing the near-total molecular decomposition of the vitamins and phytonutrients that promote disease.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">Microwaved food is not merely "dead" food at every level, it is food that has been&nbsp;</span><b>molecularly deconstructed</b><span style="background-color: white;">, leaving nothing but empty calories, fiber and minerals. Virtually the entire vitamin and phytonutrient content has been destroyed.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">Anybody who says microwaving food is a healthy way to cook is wildly ignorant of nutrition and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.naturalnews.com/cooking.html" style="color: #3366cc; text-decoration: initial;">cooking</a><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;methods. While&nbsp;</span><b>steaming</b><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;vegetables is, indeed, a good method for some veggies to help make certain nutrients more bioavailable, microwaving destroys veggies from the inside out at a cellular level.</span><br /><br /><h1 style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 28px; font-weight: lighter; line-height: 34px;">Don't be fooled by appearances</h1><span style="background-color: white;">What's really deceptive about microwave cooking is that the food still&nbsp;</span><i>appears</i><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;to be basically the same, but at the cellular level, it's like a nuclear war has taken place. The actual molecular structure has been decimated. If you could see microwaved foods with a powerful microscope, you'd never eat them again because you would recognize just what a nutritional wasteland they really are.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">If you want to eat in a healthy way, make sure a significant part of your diet is raw plants. It's okay to eat some steamed, stir-fried or even grilled veggies, but when grilling foods, avoid burning them because all burned parts contain toxic, cancer-causing chemicals that promote colon cancer.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">Personally, I am absolutely astonished that more people don't already know all this. I'm even having to talk with my own staff about these issues, as they don't seem to know the full story on microwave cooking. Spread the word:&nbsp;</span><b>Microwaves promote death</b><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;because they turn nutritious, healthy&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.naturalnews.com/food.html" style="color: #3366cc; text-decoration: initial;">food</a><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;into empty, decimated calories. I gave up using a microwave well over a decade ago, and I don't even own one.</span><br /><br /><span style="background-color: white;">Remember, a person who cooks a lot of their food with microwaves will inevitably have&nbsp;</span><b>chronic nutritional deficiencies</b><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;that promote cancer, diabetes, bone diseases, loss of brain function, heart disease and many other health problems. The least healthy people of any society are typically the ones who frequently use the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.naturalnews.com/microwave.html" style="color: #3366cc; text-decoration: initial;">microwave</a><span style="background-color: white;">&nbsp;oven to "nuke" their foods.</span><br /><br />Learn more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.naturalnews.com/039404_microwave_ovens_vitamins_nutrients.html#ixzz2NQV24gbg" style="color: #003399; text-decoration: initial;">http://www.naturalnews.com/039404_microwave_ovens_vitamins_nutrients.html#ixzz2NQV24gbg</a><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>1Fluoride And The Pineal Gland?http://www.ragpress.com/2013/01/fluoride-and-pineal-gland.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Misako M)Sun, 06 Jan 2013 16:55:58 PSTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-4437838325357852113<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i46GKID_JcM/UOoIZR53NlI/AAAAAAAAACk/pvsr1jSM6-E/s1600/tumblr_m9ahkj31ez1qjyio2o1_500.png" height="192" width="320" /></div><br /><br /><br /><h4><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">What is the pineal gland?</span></h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the brain, it is located between the two hemospheres in the brain. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects wakefulness/sleeping patterns, regulates the puperty in females and helps to protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.</span><span style="color: #cccccc; font-family: Arial, Helevtica, Verdana, san-serif; font-size: x-small;"><span style="line-height: 23px;">&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #cccccc; font-family: Arial, Helevtica, Verdana, san-serif; font-size: x-small;"><span style="line-height: 23px;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The pineal gland is linked to the third eye or the "all seeing eye". </span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">It has been a very popular aspect in human history, represented in the form of an eye in Roman Catholic, Egyptian and other ancient art. Activating the third eye allows a person to enter their subconsious mind that modern-day scientists claim we do not use. It also aids in yoga, meditiation, enables a person to travel to other dimensions (known as astral travel or astral projection) if it is tuned into the right frequencies.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://students.expression.edu/thatgentleman/files/2012/12/chakra1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://students.expression.edu/thatgentleman/files/2012/12/chakra1.jpg" height="200" width="170" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><h4><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">How your pineal gland is being blocked.</span></h4><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">In the 90's, Jennifer Luke carried out a study on how fluoride affects the pineal gland in the brain. She found that flouride accumulates in the pineal gland in shockinghy high levels, more than in any other part of the body. This contradicts the dentists' claims about fluoride being good for the teeth and bones.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Fluoride is found in 90% of the US water supply, including food and brewages from the market. It is much less common in Europe and Asia. Here is a list of bottled water without fuoride added:&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/salud/salud_fluor35.htm">http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/salud/salud_fluor35.htm</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">However, there has been a reasonable amount of controversy about the safety of bottled water.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The best way to get sodium fluoride from your water is to buy a reverse osmosis machine or water distiller. Or perhaps drink fruit juice instead? (That was a joke).&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Also, use fluoride-free toothpaste (available in organic/health stores).</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Some people say that by drinking distilled water you are not getting the minerals needed by your body that are normally found in spring or mineral water.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Fluoride, as a natural element is needed by the body in small amounts, but the sodium fluoride that you commonly find in your tooth paste and water is a chemical waste product of the alluminium and fertilizer industries. In fact, it is considered toxic and it is the only ingredient found in rat poison!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A1l9E5cEb00/ULwR94BjS6I/AAAAAAAAAxU/t_Z-idCC5qg/s1600/Sodium-Fluoride.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A1l9E5cEb00/ULwR94BjS6I/AAAAAAAAAxU/t_Z-idCC5qg/s1600/Sodium-Fluoride.jpg" height="245" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">There have been many other health problems linked to fluoride. These include:</span><br /><br /><ul><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Toxicity</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Arthritis</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Bone fracture</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Dental fluorosis (another contradiction of the dentists' claims)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Cancer</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Lowering of IQ</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Kidney problems</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Infertility</span></li></ul><div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">And many others.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">So why would they want to poison us with this toxic chemical? Well, as you know the authorities want us to be their mind slaves with no independent thought and they are achieving it by blocking our pineal gland. Not giving us a chance to activate our "all seing eye".</span><br /><div><br /></div><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Either way, I would suggest to avoid sodium fluoride in every way possible, protect your pineal gland and continue to expand your consiousness through the third eye. I suggest research on sodium fluoride and how it was first used by nazi's in concentration camps. Also, about the third eye to gain a higher level of consiounsess.</span><br /><br /><br />Credit:<br /><a href="http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/health/pineal-gland/">http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/health/pineal-gland/</a><br /><a href="http://www.mysticbanana.com/pineal-gland-our-third-eye-the-biggest-cover-up-in-human-history.html">http://www.mysticbanana.com/pineal-gland-our-third-eye-the-biggest-cover-up-in-human-history.html</a><br /><a href="http://thirdeyeactivation.com/">http://thirdeyeactivation.com/</a><br /><a href="http://www.nofluoride.com/Euro_govt-statements.cfm">http://www.nofluoride.com/Euro_govt-statements.cfm</a><br /><br />Join our Facebook page <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ragpress">https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</a><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0DuckDuckGo's searches are the anti-Google http://www.ragpress.com/2012/12/duckduckgos-searches-are-anti-google.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:52:10 PSTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-6315129004386755222<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><span style="background-color: white; color: #414141; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--R_n7aUNsQc/UNHipXLT1iI/AAAAAAAAJDQ/1c0ujv9YeHc/s1600/6a00d8341c51c053ef0148c83bd2ea970c-450wi.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="223" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--R_n7aUNsQc/UNHipXLT1iI/AAAAAAAAJDQ/1c0ujv9YeHc/s320/6a00d8341c51c053ef0148c83bd2ea970c-450wi.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><span style="background-color: white; color: #414141; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Google's tiny, pugnacious search rival DuckDuckGo is using advertising to warn people about advertising. It bought a billboard in L.A. for a cool $7,000 and posted this&nbsp;</span>anatidaephobic<span style="background-color: white; color: #414141; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;ad that says, "</span><a href="http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/01/duckduckgo-google-privacy/" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgb(0, 169, 157) !important; cursor: pointer; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: initial; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">Google tracks you. We don't.</a><span style="background-color: white; color: #414141; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">" The issue, says DuckDuckGo founder, coder and sole employee Gabriel Weinberg, is that Google sends along your search query to the sites you visit. That means advertisers and other unsavory people will know you got there by searching "transvestite cuties." I use that example because I'm guessing the objection is that amoral advertisers could find out about your penchants and use them against you. Sometimes I think people overestimate how much marketers and advertisers care about their personal lives. I'm not saying they don't care. It's just that they care about really specific things, which, in the case of all the brands I know, aren't salacious or even mildly interesting to anyone else. Besides, Google only sends information about the specific search that led you a site. You can type "goat sex" 80 times into Google, but when you search for "cool watches" and land on Tokyo Flash's site, Google only tells Tokyo Flash that you searched for "cool watches." It doesn't mention goat sex or that other search you did on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DBuk91phkI" style="background-color: white; border: 0px; color: rgb(0, 169, 157) !important; cursor: pointer; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; line-height: 24px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: initial; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_blank">monkeys who drink their own pee</a><span style="background-color: white; color: #414141; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">. And even if it did, Tokyo Flash won't embarrass you by buying up BillHendersonLikesGoatSex.com. Still, DuckDuckGo's queries have jumped to about 5 million a month after getting some attention for its lack of tracking. Can somebody please tell America that advertisers don't wake up in the morning and perv-search terms in order to start some office betting pool on who you'll be dating next?</span><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0 HSBC Bankers Get No Jail Time for Terrorist Financing While Somali Sentenced for Charityhttp://www.ragpress.com/2012/12/hsbc-bankers-get-no-jail-time-for.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:39:38 PSTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-3096321540178597082<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TR9GjXb1wNs/UNBV8Cv2l1I/AAAAAAAAJBQ/ilzJrmplkHI/s1600/2255270947_df6c89d9b9_b.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TR9GjXb1wNs/UNBV8Cv2l1I/AAAAAAAAJBQ/ilzJrmplkHI/s320/2255270947_df6c89d9b9_b.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">This past week, the Justice Department<a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/December/12-crm-1478.html" style="color: #0f6691; text-decoration: initial;">announced</a>&nbsp;that HSBC Bank had agreed to forfeit $1.256 billion and “enter a deferred prosecution agreement” for engaging in money laundering that involved the financing of drug cartels and groups with ties to terrorism. The agreement indicated there would be no criminal prosecution. Not one bank executive or lower-level banker would be put on trial and possibly sentenced to jail for his or her role in allowing money to be transferred to drug cartels or terrorists.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">Meanwhile, that same day, Nima Ali Yusuf, 26, a Somali woman who fled war-torn Somalia when she was a child, was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/somali-born-woman-sentenced-to-8-years-in-prison-for-sending-funds-to-terror-organization/2012/12/11/77868d70-43dc-11e2-8c8f-fbebf7ccab4e_story.html" style="color: #0f6691; text-decoration: initial;">sentenced to eight years</a>&nbsp;in prison for sending $1,450 to “members of a terrorist organization in her native country.” The scale of the crime committed by Yusuf, who pled guilty to charges just over a year ago in December 2011, is incredibly minor and insignificant when compared to the acts engaged in by bank executives at HSBC.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">Laid out in detail in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/investigations/hearings/us-vulnerabilities-to-money-laundering-drugs-and-terrorist-financing-hsbc-case-history" style="color: #0f6691; text-decoration: initial;">a Senate report</a>&nbsp;released in July of this year, HSBC was engaged in banking with the Al Rajhi Bank, which is run by members of the Al Rajhi family alleged to have been “major donors to al Qaeda or Islamic charities suspected of funding terrorism.” They established “their own nonprofit organizations in the United States that sent funds to terrorist organizations, or used Al Rajhi Bank itself to facilitate financial transactions for individuals or nonprofit organizations associated with terrorism” in the years after the September 11th attacks, according to the report.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">In March 2002, the US Treasury Department conducted a “search of 14 interlocking business and nonprofit entities in Virginia associated with the SAAR Foundation, an Al Rajhi-related entity and the Al Rajhi family.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">As outlined in the Senate report:</div><blockquote style="background-color: white; background-image: url(http://static1.firedoglake.com/template/fdl/images/bqo.jpg); background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; color: #436281; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic; margin-left: 2em;"><div class="wbq" style="background-image: url(http://static1.firedoglake.com/template/fdl/images/bqc.jpg); background-position: 100% 100%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; padding: 3px 30px 2px;">The SAAR Foundation is a Saudi-based nonprofit organization, founded by Sulaiman bin&nbsp;Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi in the 1970s, named after him, and used by him to support a variety of nonprofit endeavors, academic efforts, and businesses around the world. In 1983, the SAAR Foundation formed a Virginia corporation, SAAR Foundation, Inc., and operated it in the United States as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code<strong>. In 1996, another nonprofit organization was incorporated in Virginia called Safa Trust Inc.</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>These and other nonprofit and business ventures associated with the Al Rajhi family shared personnel and office space, primarily in Herndon, Virginia</strong>. In 2000, SAAR Foundation Inc. was dissolved but the Safa Trust continued to operate.<br />An affidavit filed by the United States in support of the search warrant alleged that the&nbsp;Safa Group appeared to be involved with providing material support to terrorism. Among other matters, it alleged that members of the Safa Group had&nbsp;<strong>transferred “large amounts of funds …directly to terrorist-front organizations since the early 1990’s,” including a front group for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad-Shikaki Faction, a designated terrorist organization. but the Safa Trust continued to operate. It also detailed a $325,000 donation by the Safa Trust to a front group for Hamas, another designated terrorist organization.</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>In addition, the affidavit expressed suspicion about a transfer of over $26 million from members of the Safa Group to two offshore entities in the Isle of Man</strong>. The affidavit further alleged that “one source of funds flowing through the Safa Group [was] from the wealthy Al-Rajhi family in Saudi Arabia.”<br />The search produced about 200 boxes of information which was then analyzed and used in other investigations and prosecutions, although neither the SAAR Foundation or Safa Trust has been charged with any wrongdoing. In 2003, Abdurahman Alamoudi, who had worked for SAAR Foundation Inc. from 1985 to 1990, as executive assistant to its president, pled guilty to plotting with Libya to assassinate the Saudi crown prince and was sentenced to 23 years in jail. He had also openly supported Hamas and Hezbollah, two terrorist organizations designated by the United States<strong>.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>According to an affidavit supporting the criminal complaint against him, Mr. Alamoudi admitted receiving $340,000 in sequentially numbered $100 bills from Libya while in London, and planned “to deposit the money in banks located in Saudi Arabia, from where he would feed it back in smaller sums into accounts in the United States.” According to the affidavit, he also admitted involvement in similar cash transactions involving sums in the range of $10,000 to $20,000</strong>.</div></blockquote><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">Additionally, a key founder of the Al Rajhi Bank was one of twenty key terror financiers Osama bin Laden dubbed the “Golden Chain.”</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">The small sum of money Yusuf is alleged to have provided pales in comparison to the transactions highlighted above, which HSBC is believed to have enabled in part through its business with the Al Rajhi Bank.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">Yusuf wrote a letter to the judge seeking to explain her contributions saying they were “motivated by a desire to provide food and medical care for those in need.” Her attorneys backed her up on this saying she had wanted to help “friends with living expenses and debt relief” and never intended to provide “direct support” to any members of al-Shabaab.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">According to her lawyers, Yusuf “discouraged the young men from engaging in martyrdom operations, such as suicide attacks but was otherwise supportive of their willingness to give up everything to fight against the Ethiopian troops and the transitional federal government of which she herself had been a victim.” (Her lawyers suggest she was sympathetic to al Shabaab, even if she opposed certain tactics of fighting.)</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">In December 2010, Yusuf was one of four Somalis being prosecuted for giving money to people in Somalia. Local Somalis skeptical of the prosecutions, like Bashir Hassan,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/dec/02/local-somalis-doubt-feds-terror-support-case-again/" style="color: #0f6691; text-decoration: initial;">expressed</a>&nbsp;the feeling that the government was criminalizing Muslims.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">Hassan urged federal prosecutors to understand that “most Somalis here regularly send money to their homeland.” He added, “People are starving. People don’t have food to eat. So if you have some extra bucks, you better send them so they can survive. So sending money is something routine to our community.”</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">An attorney defending an imam charged with supporting al Shabaab in Somalia declared, “I think Islamic giving, because that’s part of the religion, has given difficulties to the government because they don’t know how to deal with this…How can we stop Muslims from giving money? Because we really can’t attack their religion directly because that would blow up in our face.’ And I think these are politically motivated cases because really the government I don’t think wants Muslims to give.”</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">There does not appear to have been any intent to support the terrorism of al Shabaab proven in Yusuf’s case, but all the prosecutors had to prove was there was a transaction where money likely wound up in the hands of Shabaab fighters and that was enough for a conviction. In contrast, in the case of HSBC one wonders what the bank would have had to do to be prosecuted criminally for their actions and have executives go to jail. The Justice Department found they had violated the Trading with the Enemy Act—the act a bank would be convicted of violating if they were financing or providing material support to terrorism. Whether they intended to violate these acts or not, they did commit violations so at least some from HSBC should be facing the prospect of being sentenced to jail.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">What if any of the HSBC bank executives involved in allowing or looking the other way had been Muslims?</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">In&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aclu.org/pdfs/humanrights/blockingfaith.pdf" style="color: #0f6691; text-decoration: initial;">a 2009 report</a>&nbsp;by the American Civil Liberties Union, the discriminatory enforcement against Muslim charities was highlighted the US government crackdown on Muslim charities for giving money to troubled areas where terrorism activities were believed to be occurring:</div><blockquote style="background-color: white; background-image: url(http://static1.firedoglake.com/template/fdl/images/bqo.jpg); background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; color: #436281; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic; margin-left: 2em;"><div class="wbq" style="background-image: url(http://static1.firedoglake.com/template/fdl/images/bqc.jpg); background-position: 100% 100%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; padding: 3px 30px 2px;">Within the space of ten days in December 2001, the federal government froze the assets of the three largest Muslim charities in the United States—the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, Global Relief Foundation, and Benevolence International Foundation—effectively shutting each of them down. The government seized these charities’ assets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at the height of annual Muslim charitable giving.&nbsp;These charities, which had been operating without incident for years—and for over a decade in&nbsp;the case of the Holy Land Foundation—were not&nbsp;on any government watch list before their assets&nbsp;were frozen. Indeed, before it was shut down the&nbsp;Holy Land Foundation had made repeated requests&nbsp;to government officials for assistance in complying&nbsp;with the law, only to be rebuffed.</div></blockquote><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">The ACLU characterized this crackdown as the “start of a pattern of conduct that violated the fundamental rights of American Muslim&nbsp;charities.” And it “has chilled American Muslims’ charitable giving in accordance with their faith, seriously&nbsp;undermining American values of due process and&nbsp;commitment to First Amendment freedoms.” (The Holy Land Foundation case is particularly egregious. Five individuals are in prison now and their cases can be read about&nbsp;<a href="http://freedomtogive.com/" style="color: #0f6691; text-decoration: initial;">here</a>.)</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">Depending on one’s ethnicity, religion, class or occupation, the system of justice (or injustice) in America is now that a major bank can settle for what in HSBC’s case was,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2012/12/13/matt_taibbi_after_laundering_800_million" style="color: #0f6691; text-decoration: initial;">according</a>&nbsp;to Matt Taibbi, about two months’ worth of profits when they engage in terrorist financing or banking where money is being transferred to drug cartels.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">Executives can expect pretty “swift justice” too. The Senate report that created headlines was put out in the summer and in less than six months the Justice Department had an agreement with a settlement worked out. Yusuf was charged in 2010, pled guilty about a year later and then was in confinement for another year before being sentenced for 8 years for giving a little over a thousand to some poor people she knew and wanted to help in Somalia, the country where she was born.</div><div style="background-color: white; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;">The overwhelming conclusion one can draw is there is no limit to the political will the Justice Department or Treasury Department has to crackdown on Muslims for charity. They will go to immeasurable lengths to conflate giving with financing of terrorism. Jewish and Christian organizations give to countries with ongoing conflicts in ways similar to Muslim organizations and do not face government prosecutions. On the other hand, the Justice Department and the Treasury Department have&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2012/12/11/too-big-too-indict-hsbc-barclays-and-ubs-set-ugly-precedent/" style="color: #0f6691; text-decoration: initial;">no political will</a>&nbsp;to hold banks accountable for crimes of terrorist financing with groups that have ties to al Qaeda. They will bend over backwards to ensure there is an outcome where the bank appears to be brought to justice but is not broken in such a way that it cannot continue business as usual.</div><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0Syrian refugee camp under air attack, eight dead – activist reportshttp://www.ragpress.com/2012/12/syrian-refugee-camp-under-air-attack.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:25:42 PSTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-4893704382542186775<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pZcQ4p_MSRM/UNBSr0E5-MI/AAAAAAAAJAo/lz79fBmW8GQ/s1600/syy.PNG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="302" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pZcQ4p_MSRM/UNBSr0E5-MI/AAAAAAAAJAo/lz79fBmW8GQ/s400/syy.PNG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br /><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343434; direction: ltr; font-family: Helvetica, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25px; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px;">Syrian warplanes have attacked a Palestinian refugee camp close to Syria’s capital city, Damascus, killing eight, activists report. The camp not only hosts Palestinians, but also Syrians displaced by the country’s ongoing conflict.</div><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343434; direction: ltr; font-family: Helvetica, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25px; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px;">The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least eight people died when at least one rocket struck a mosque that houses refugees who had fled from the fighting in Damascus.</div><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343434; direction: ltr; font-family: Helvetica, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25px; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit;">“Warplanes staged an air strike on an area near Al-Bassel hospital… in al-Yarmuk camp, hurting several people,”</em>said the Observatory. They added that&nbsp;<em style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit;">“the toll may rise, because several of the injured are in a critical condition.”</em></div><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343434; direction: ltr; font-family: Helvetica, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25px; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px;">A&nbsp;<a href="http://youtu.be/FVznTdjSiqs" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #3f4950; cursor: pointer; line-height: inherit; text-decoration: initial;" target="_blank">video</a>&nbsp;allegedly filmed by a witness shows several dead bodies sprawled in what appears to be a mosque yard in al-Yarmouk. The surrounding streets were covered with shattered glass and blood stains. The video was uploaded to youtube by QudsNetwork, a Palestinian news outlet, but cannot be independently verified.</div><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343434; direction: ltr; font-family: Helvetica, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25px; margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 0px;">Al-Watan daily reports the area erupted in violence Sunday as government troops clashed with opposition forces. The edition says Palestinian self-defense forces support pro-Assad fighters. Other sources insist Palestinians are divided over the conflict and can be found fighting on both sides.</div><div style="background-color: white; box-sizing: border-box; color: #343434; direction: ltr; font-family: Helvetica, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25px; margin: 3px; padding: 0px; text-align: center;"><ins style="border: none; box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-table; height: 280px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; position: relative; visibility: visible; width: 336px;"></ins></div><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0Monster Sinkholes An Indication That Major Earth Changes Are Coming Along The New Madrid Fault?http://www.ragpress.com/2012/12/monster-sinkholes-indication-that-major.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:37:52 PSTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-5563293005023348307<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">The most powerful earthquakes in the history of the United States happened along the New Madrid Fault in 1811 and 1812. Those earthquakes were reportedly felt more than 1,000 miles away. Scientists assure us that one day we will once again see very powerful earthquakes along the New Madrid fault.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mVXzwgU1-7s/UL1h13A0wXI/AAAAAAAAIus/tjn7TWaHMts/s1600/Monster-Sinkholes-An-Indication-That-Major-Earth-Changes-Are-Coming-Along-The-New-Madrid-Fault.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mVXzwgU1-7s/UL1h13A0wXI/AAAAAAAAIus/tjn7TWaHMts/s1600/Monster-Sinkholes-An-Indication-That-Major-Earth-Changes-Are-Coming-Along-The-New-Madrid-Fault.jpg" /></a></div><br />&nbsp;It is only a question of when it will happen. Today, the New Madrid fault zone covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. However, a major earthquake of magnitude-8.0 or greater would likely have a dramatic effect all the way from the Great Lakes all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.<br />&nbsp;When most Americans speak of the “big one”, they think of what may happen along the coast of California someday, but the truth is that a New Madrid earthquake could potentially do far more damage. So is there evidence that the New Madrid fault zone is waking up? Yes, there is.<br />&nbsp;According to Bloomberg, there has been “a sixfold increase in the number of earthquakes that have shaken the central part of the U.S. from 2000 to 2011″. Much of that increase is being blamed on human activity such as mining, drilling and fracking. So could human activity aggravate the fault zone so much that it could set off a truly history-making earthquake at some point? Well, the potential is certainly there.<br /><br />&nbsp;That is why so many people are so concerned about the monster sinkholes that have appeared in the region in recent months. For example, a massive sinkhole down in Louisiana is now over 8 acres in size and it has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes.<br /><br />&nbsp;You can see video of the Louisiana sinkhole right here. Over in Ohio, a giant sinkhole has suddenly formed that is more than 30 feet deep and that is the size of four football fields.<br />&nbsp;That sinkhole caused part of State Route 516 to collapse and authorities say that it will likely be closed for many months.<br />&nbsp;You can see video of the gigantic sinkhole in Ohio right here. Are these monster sinkholes an indication that major earth changes are coming along the New Madrid fault? Has reckless human activity awoken a sleeping giant that we should never have messed with? The sinkhole down in Louisiana is of particular concern because it has been venting natural gas.<br /><br />&nbsp;A few days ago it reportedly “burped” which sounds kind of ominous. Could we see some kind of an “explosion” at some point? Many of those living in the area may not be able to return to their homes for quite a long time.<br /><br />&nbsp;The following is from a recent Huffington Post article… At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December. The sinkhole deepened in November and coughed up debris and hydrcarbons late in the month. Cypress trees fell into the gap.<br /><br />&nbsp;Residents are watching natural gas being flared from the site and are ventilating homes while bayous around them bubble. But if human activity is capable of producing sinkholes that are 8 acres in size and capable of causing a “sixfold increase” in the number of earthquakes in the middle part of the country, is human activity also capable of setting off the New Madrid fault?<br />&nbsp;Sadly, even most Americans that are living in that part of the country don’t really understand how incredibly massive and how potentially destructive this fault zone actually is. The following is from a recent report from WREG in Memphis, Tennessee… Many people don’t realize that north Alabama lies in the impact zone of the New Madrid fault line, a sleeping giant that is approximately twenty times larger than California’s famed San Andreas fault.<br /><br />&nbsp;The biggest earthquake in U.S. history happened in the New Madrid seismic zone in 1812, and in just the last few weeks, activity along the fault line is starting to heat up. If the earthquakes that happened along the New Madrid fault zone in 1811 and 1812 happened today, the devastation would be unimaginable. Back then, there were not that many people living in the area. But even so, the destruction was incredible…<br /><br />&nbsp;Accounts of the 1812 quake vary since there were no measuring instruments at the time, but most geologists say evidence shows it was at least a magnitude 8 earthquake, and possibly a 9 or higher. The shaking was so intense that church bells started ringing as far away as Boston and New York. Chimneys toppled from the Deep South to Canada, and President James Madison was awoken by the violent shaking as he slept in the White House. Eyewitnesses said it even caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a time.<br /><br />&nbsp;Unfortunately, there are now indications that the fault zone is becoming more active as a recent Examiner article explained… Tuesday evening, two shallow earthquakes, although small, were felt in Mt. Carmel, Ill. as well as five miles outside Edmond, Okla. Illinois had the largest at 3.6 magnitude, leaving Oklahoma with a smaller 2.9 magnitude quake as reported by the USGS. The fact that both of these quakes were shallow and follow on the heels of Kentucky’s 4.3 just 10 days ago makes the questions begin to fly. Is the New Madrid waking up? Is it gearing up for ‘the big one’? When Ky. Experienced a 4.3 two weeks ago, it was felt across 10-12 states. Although it didn’t knock runners off their feet, it did alarm many.<br /><br />&nbsp;Knoxville was among the cities that felt the quake. The shaking was not minor in many areas, and it scared people as walls shook and many began to pray.<br />&nbsp;This is something that I have written about previously, and we all need to keep our eyes open for more reports about earthquakes in the middle part of the country.<br />&nbsp;When the “big one” does finally hit the New Madrid fault zone, it will be one of the biggest news stories ever.&nbsp; <br />We are talking about a catastrophe that would be so immense that it would be hard to imagine. According to ABC News, a study by the Mid-America Earthquake Center found that in the event of a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault, “nearly 750,000 buildings would be damaged, 3,000 bridges would potentially collapse, 400,000 breaks and leaks to local pipelines and $300 billion in direct damage and $600 billion in indirect losses would occur.”<br />&nbsp;You can ready much more about the New Madrid fault right here. All of this is even more frightening when you consider that there are 15 nuclear reactors along the New Madrid fault zone. In the event that the “big one” strikes, we could be looking at Fukushima times 15.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zb9OVDlDDKg/UL1h9007NpI/AAAAAAAAIu0/gsdz5WCWGX0/s1600/New-Madrid-Fault-Earthquake-Zone.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="410" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zb9OVDlDDKg/UL1h9007NpI/AAAAAAAAIu0/gsdz5WCWGX0/s640/New-Madrid-Fault-Earthquake-Zone.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />&nbsp;We have been blessed to have avoided a major earthquake like that for so long in the middle part of the country, but there is no guarantee that the New Madrid fault zone will always be stable – especially considering how much it is being aggravated by man-made activity. There are even some that believe that eventually we will see an earthquake of magnitude-9.0 or higher along the New Madrid fault. Such an earthquake could literally change the face of the entire continent.<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;We are talking about an event that could potentially change the course of the Mississippi River and create bodies of water where none existed previously.<br />&nbsp;We seem to be moving into a time of increased seismic activity on the earth, and many scientists are convinced that the New Madrid Fault zone is definitely overdue for a major earthquake. So will we see one in the coming years? Feel free to post a comment with your opinion below… </div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0Age of Deceit: Fallen Angels and the New World Order http://www.ragpress.com/2012/11/age-of-deceit-fallen-angels-and-new.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:48:01 PSTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-7642766809741793185<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div align="justify" class="postContent" style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><div class="postpic" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><img align="left" alt="Age of Deceit: Fallen Angels and the New World Order" height="125" src="http://cdn.tdfimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/age-deceit-fallen-angels-new-world-order.jpg" style="margin: 4px 16px 6px 0px; padding: 0px;" width="95" />Is there a connection between UFOs, alien abductions, channeling spirits, demonic possessions, the new age movement, secret societies, and satanism?</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">In&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Age of Deceit: Fallen Angels and the New World Order</em>, we investigate why the New World Order and the Global Elite are tirelessly working to form a One World Government and who they are getting this instruction from.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">A biblical look at the history of fallen angels and it’s relationship to the New World Order and the new age movement.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">Topics covered are the fall of mankind, the pre-flood world as Atlantis, the new age through theosophy, the fallen angels and their origin of planting the seeds to society, UFOs, ETs and abduction cases, demonic possession, channeling, and more.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><br /></div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="325" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wjmFm8PIz8M?rel=0&amp;iv_load_policy=3" style="float: left; margin: 0px 2px 2px 0px; padding: 0px;" width="100%"></iframe></div></div></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><br /></div><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0New York: A Documentary Film http://www.ragpress.com/2012/10/new-york-documentary-film.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:46:44 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-4996428737973742673<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div align="justify" class="postContent" style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><div class="postpic" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">This seven part television event explores New York City’s rich history as a premier laboratory of modern life. A sweeping narrative covering nearly 400 years and 400 square miles, it reveals a complex and dynamic city that has played and unparalleled role in shaping the nation and reflecting its ideals.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><a href="http://cdn.tdfimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/new-york-a-documentary-film.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="New York: A Documentary Film" border="0" src="http://cdn.tdfimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/new-york-a-documentary-film.jpg" style="text-align: left;" /></a><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">The Country and the City</strong>. Beginning in 1609, episode one chronicles the arrival of the Dutch, the impact of the English, the horrors of colonial slavery, and New York’s critical role in the American Revolution.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Order and Disorder</strong>. Episode two looks at New York’s rise as a burgeoning cultural center and multi-ethnic port, concluding with the Civil War Draft Riots — America’s bloodiest civil disturbance.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Sunshine and Shadow</strong>. Episode three turns the spotlight on the period when greed and wealth fueled an expanding metropolis, even as politics and poverty defined it.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">The Power and the People</strong>. Episode four follows New York into a new century, examining the interplay of capitalism, democracy, and transformation, in the wake of an extraordinary wave of immigration and the birth of the skyscraper.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Cosmopolis</strong>. In episode five, the post-war economic boom, the rise of consumer culture, and the birth of new mass-media industries fuel the convergence of an incredible array of human and cultural energies, ending with the Crash of 1929 and the construction of the Empire State Building.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">The City of Tomorrow</strong>. The sixth episode chronicles the dramatic events that followed the Crash of ’29, as the greatest depression in American history plunged the city and the nation into economic gloom.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">The City and the World</strong>. Episode seven charts the turbulent and often harrowing years from 1945 to the present. Emerging from the Depression and the Second World War as the most powerful metropolis on earth.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"></div><div align="center" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Watch the full documentary now (playlist – 15 hours, 24 minutes)</strong></div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="325" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL25226F691EBA4B3F&amp;hl=en_US&amp;iv_load_policy=3" style="float: left; margin: 0px 2px 2px 0px; padding: 0px;" width="100%"></iframe></div></div></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><br /></div><br /><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0The Purpose of Purpose: Richard Dawkins (Lecture)http://www.ragpress.com/2012/10/the-purpose-of-purpose-richard-dawkins.htmlDocumentariesnoreply@blogger.com (Tarek Ben Hamza)Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:41:26 PDTtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6488135956789815194.post-297280789715873025<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div align="justify" class="postContent" style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><div class="postpic" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">Prof. Dawkins titled his talk as&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">The Purpose of Purpose</em>&nbsp;and began with an anecdote of Peter Atkins being asked by one of the Royal Family,<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">But what about the&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">why</u>&nbsp;questions?</em>, and Atkins replying,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">That is a silly question</em>.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">Dawkins noted that asking&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">why</em>&nbsp;for inanimate objects like air or rocks is almost always considered inappropriate. But asking&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">why</em>&nbsp;living organisms are seems to often have been done in the past.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><a href="http://cdn.tdfimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/the-purpose-of-purpose.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="The Purpose of Purpose: Richard Dawkins (Lecture)" border="0" src="http://cdn.tdfimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/the-purpose-of-purpose.jpg" style="text-align: left;" /></a>He noted a number of amusing instances, such as claims that domestic animals provide a means to keep their meat fresh until we have need to eat them, lice were a strong incentive to personal cleanliness, large predators allowed hunters to test their courage, and horseflies encouraged industry and the use of wits in combating them.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">This mindset persists to this day, said Dawkins, popping up the Ray Comfort&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">banana</em>video, which got an especially large dollop of audience laughter with Comfort’s assertion that the banana has just the right shape to fit in the human mouth.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">Dawkins noted that, unfortunately, the video was not simply a joke. Comfort apparently has offered to give Dawkins $10,000 to debate Comfort. Dawkins responded saying that he would take Comfort up on that only if Comfort donated $100K to Dawkins’ new foundation.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;">Then Dawkins compared the modern, domesticated version of the banana to the fruit of the wild banana, showing that many of the properties that Comfort was ascribing to God’s design were actually choices made in artificial selection by humans.</div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"></div><div align="center" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Watch the full documentary (lecture) now</strong></div><div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="325" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mT4EWCRfdUg?rel=0" style="float: left; margin: 0px 2px 2px 0px; padding: 0px;" width="100%"></iframe></div></div></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; padding: 5px 10px;"><br /></div><br />Join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ragpress</div><div class="blogger-post-footer">http://feeds.feedburner.com/RagPress</div>0nonadult