Thursday, May 16, 2013
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A new video has surfaced on YouTube that is bringing about some much-needed attention. The video is ostensibly from Japan—at this point we can only assume it was filmed near to the Fukushima Nuclear Facility that went into a full-scale meltdown event after the cataclysmic March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
The video from the unspecified location shows two handheld radiation detectors—one placed on the ground in a plastic bag with the other being held by an unknown person recorded the readings. The handheld detector immediately begins to register an intense rate of radioactivity, particularly when it is placed closer to the ground, where the other detector in the plastic bag remains.
The detector registers a rather alarming 6000 CPM (Counts Per Minute, which measures the amount of radioactivity in the vicinity.) It quickly spikes to over 8000 CPM. Normal, safe CPM levels would be between 20-30 CPMs. Long term exposure to the levels of radioactivity registered by the monitors would cause significant health risks—including death in people more susceptible.
Is the video genuine? That cannot be verified at this point. You can view the video that was posted on May 10, 2013, for yourself and draw your own conclusions below:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Update: The painting Bea Arthur Naked did indeed sell at last night's auction. An anonymous buyer bid an astonishing $1.9 million US via telephone for the portrait of the late actress.
The theme song lyrics to the classic Norman Lear 70s sitcom Maude starring the late, great Bea Arthur did mention Lady Godiva being a freedom rider, but I didn't see this one coming!
A nude portrait of Golden Girls actress Bea Arthur will be going under the gavel at Christie's Auction House in New York City this evening...and the stunning painting is anticipated to bring in as much as $1.5 to $2 million US!
The portrait by regarded artist John Currin is of Arthur from the time she was on the controversial series Maude. The actress did not sit for the artist, and was completely rendered from clothed photographs of the actress, with the naughty bits derived from the artist's imagination, we hope. The portrait was initially blasted by art critics when it was first unveiled in 1991, with some calling it sexist and misogynistic.
Art critic Peter Schjeldahl once dubbed Currin's art work his “acrid fantasy portraits of menopausal women”. Currin writes in the lot notes for tonight's auction at Christie's, “I had a vision in my head of Bea Arthur, and I found a picture of her. I was going to put a scarf ensemble on her like that from her Maude days, and I drew the body just to drape it. It was then that I realized that the painting was fantastic as it was." Arthur died of cancer in 2009.
The Arthur portrait joins works from other famed artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Jackson Pollock that will be up for bid tonight during the house's Post War & Contemporary Art Sale.
You may view the entire, uncensored Bea Arthur portrait over at Entertainment Weekly's website.
Fans of the French football team St. Germain turned an impromptu victory celebration into a night of riots on the streets of the City of Lights, Paris on Monday night.
The Paris St. Germain team, including their new captain, international superstar David Beckham, looked on in abject horror as their celebration of winning the league title promptly descended into brutal fighting and vandalism.
Store-front windows were shattered and looted and cars were tipped over and set ablaze by the large crowd of over-zealous hooligans. Riot police were quickly dispatched to the scene, as the rioters moved from Trocaderos Square beneath the famed city symbol the Eiffel Tower to the nearby Champs-Élysées, Paris' most glamorous thoroughfare. Riot gendarme fired tear gas into the unruly crowd of misguided revelers.
21 people were arrested in connection with the rioting, while more than 30 people reported injuries, including three riot police officers.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
|(Photo Courtesy of Natacha Pisarenko and Newser)|
Almost thirty years ago, the town of Epecuen was a bustling, lakeside resort of over two thousand residents, many who catered to tourists and vacationers who flocked to the area during the country's "Golden Age" to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital city of Buenos Aires, some 500 kilometers away. This was decades before the virtual collapse of the Argentine economy and devaluation of the nation's monetary unit the peso. People came in droves to take advantage of the town's saltwater baths and spas, which were reported to have curative medicinal qualities.
After a series of extremely wet winters and a near record-breaking deluge of rain, the water of the lake began to overflow its banks on November 10, 1985. The water then burst through a retaining wall constructed to protect the town from flooding and began to spill into the streets of Epecuen. The town's citizens ran for their lives, grabbing only what they could as they fled their homes. Within days, the once-lovely tourist Mecca was submerged beneath more than 10 meters (33 feet) of highly-corrosive salt water.
Fast forward 28 years and the town of Epecuen—almost totally lost and forgotten to history—has experienced a rebirth. Due to continued dramatic changes in the climate, most of the waters that had enshrouded the town for almost thirty years have now receded, revealing a spooky, post-Apocalyptic vision, with abandoned streets strewn with the detritus of a past civilization: rusted out automobiles, corroded homes and businesses, and water-logged trees and wooden electrical poles.
Now, the town is back on the tourist map. Thousands of people are now returning to Epecuen—not to enjoy its once- famous spa baths, but to take photographs of the eerie, alien landscape, which now resembles a set for a zombie movie. (I'm sure it won't be too long before someone—I'm talking to you Eli Roth—films a horror flick here.)
Thursday, May 9, 2013
According to the Japan Times, a new species of carnivorous plant has been discovered for the first time in Aichi Prefecture, on the central-southern coast of Japan's main island. The newspaper calls the discovery a "pitcher plant," , but experts are saying that it is actually of the Drosera species, commonly known as the sundew plant.
Although pitcher plants and sundews are both carnivorous and feed mostly on insects lured to their deaths inside their sticky "mouths", they are very different otherwise. While pitcher plants possess a slippery, bell-shaped flower that unsuspecting prey become trapped in, sundews have sticky tentacles topped with a single drop of "dew" that insects become hopelessly mired in with the slightest touch. Eventually, the insects die from exhaustion, dehydration, starvation, or suffocation, to be digested by the enzymes within the mucous the plant produces!
I'm sure there is no connection between the discovery of the new "meat-eating" plant and the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that took place after the horrific Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. At least, I hope not...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
It seems quite a few Earthlings are anxious to get off this Big Blue Marble; more than 78,000 people have already signed up to be citizens of Mars...whenever the Red Planet should become colonized!
The Netherlands-based non-profit organization Mars One is seeking qualified candidates to colonize Mars in the future. To be a successful applicant, you must possess intelligence, resourcefulness, courage, determination and skill, as well as psychological stability, said Mars One ambassador Gerard 't Hooft, a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist. Candidates must also pass a strict health examination and be physically fit in order to be included.
There is a minor filing fee for all applications, which range from $5 to $75, the amounts based on the gross national income of the applicant's home nation. The fee for US citizens will be $38. Since announcing the search in late April, the organization has already been flooded with applications from interested parties, with over 78,000 currently being processed and examined to see if they meet eligibility requirements. Although there is no maximum age limit to be considered, all applicants must be over the age of 18 and have the ability to speak and communicate in English.
Mars One estimates it will need at least $6 billion to send just the first four inhabitants to begin the Red Planet colony, with an additional $4 billion needed to launch each subsequent crew. In addition to the application fees, the organization hopes to raise money via a reality television show that will follow its astronaut selection and training process.
Mars One plans to put its astronaut finalists through seven years of rigorous training and testing exercises that will expose them to all potential situations they might encounter during the daring mission. The astronaut trainees will also have to spend some time living in mock Mars colonies here on Earth and communicating with Mission Control via a 6 to 20-minute time delay to simulate the lag between a signal being sent and its arrival on Mars.
The organization plans to have selected 24 qualified candidates by July of 2015. As of yet, no space craft has been announced to ferry the astronauts to their new homes. (Luckily, the time frame is after Comet Siding Spring might impact the planet in October of next year!)
If you are interested in applying for the trip to Mars, you may do so here:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
|Reconstructed face of unidentified girl from Jamestown settlement.|
The scientists from the Smithsonian Institute uncovered gruesome clues that the 14-year-old girl had been hacked at in much the same way a butcher would hack at the remains of a cow or pig. Many of the bones on her body had the unmistakable markings of being cut upon by a knife or axe.
Anthropologists and historians believe that the girl could have died during the famine of the winter of 1609 known as "The Starving Time" , an infamously harsh winter season that left only 60 of the 500 original colonists alive. Rumors of cannibalism during the Starving Time have existed over the centuries, but now the forensic scientists have offered conclusive proof that the colonists probably turned to eating human flesh in order to survive out of desperation.
The scientists believe that the girl died of natural causes, perhaps of starvation and/or disease, and that the cut marks upon her body were rendered postmortem. The bones, the reconstruction of her head and the story were presented Wednesday at an event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The remains will now be displayed at the Archaearium, the museum at the Jamestown fort archaeological site in Virginia, starting this weekend. A sign at the room’s entrance warns tourists that human remains will be on view. There will be no depictions of bodies being butchered, cooked or consumed.
Friday, April 26, 2013
It's not a headline you would expect to read, but a man did indeed survive an attempted suicide by jumping from New York City landmark the Empire State Building!
Nathaniel Simone from Hamilton, Massachusetts, was visiting the observation deck on the 86th floor of the 102 story iconic Manhattan skyscraper popular with tourists from around the globe. He climbed over a security fence at about 11:30 on Wednesday evening and decide to leap off in an apparent suicide attempt. Fortunately for Simone, he didn't get quite enough lift-off from his jump and he ended up landing hard...but only one floor down! The 33-year-old was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for a broken ankle from the fall and also for psychiatric evaluation.
Simone faces charges of reckless endangerment, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. Since the skyscraper was constructed in 1929, there have been at least thirty people who have jumped from the building. In 1979, a 29-year-old woman named Elvita Adams jumped from the observation deck as well, but high winds blew her down to the 85th floor, where she suffered a shattered pelvis.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The small town of West, Texas, is struggling valiantly to rebuild after a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant virtually decimated the entire community on Wednesday, a struggle that has been almost over-looked and forgotten by the nation at large as the focus has been on the equally horrific Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent death and capture of two suspects connected to the attack this week.
The powerful blast—which measured as a small earthquake on seismographs across the country—leveled the fertilizer plant and destroyed or damaged homes and businesses in a two mile radius and was felt and heard over fifty miles away. The official death toll in the explosion is now at 14, with at least 60 people still unaccounted for or missing. The number of people injured in the blast is well over two hundred, while 24 of those remain in critical condition. At least five of the people listed as missing were volunteer firefighters responding to calls of an emergency situation at the plant, which was cited in 2006 for not obtaining proper permits.
Witnesses at the scene describe the area as looking as if it were a war zone and extremely chaotic in the first hours after the explosion. Nearby communities were evacuated while the danger of toxic smoke coming from the explosion was assessed, with fear that yet more of the fertilizer stored in the factory could ignite another massive blast. One of the casualties was an elderly man who died while being evacuated from a nearby nursing home. Amateur video taken by local residents show the incredible force of the detonation, which emitted a deafening roar. A large mushroom-shaped cloud was photographed rising from the blast zone, prompting many residents to believe the area was under a nuclear attack.
While details of what precisely caused the blast remain sketchy, an undoubtedly lengthy investigation of the disaster has already begun in earnest. In the meantime, the 2,800 residents of the tight-knit community are pulling together as best they can to recover from the tragedy, virtually out of the national spotlight, as the US and world media feverishly reported on the terrorist attack in Boston and the sensational capture and killing of the prime suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts, on Friday.
Texas governor Rick Perry has toured the scene and declared the area a disaster zone, which immediately releases government funding and federal assistance to local citizens and businesses to rebuild and help cope with the aftermath and enormous clean-up effort. The tragedy raised fears of another U.S. terror attack just days after the Boston bombs that killed three people, and ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Waco siege of the Branch Davidian sect that ended with the death of David Koresh and 85 other people in 1995. Waco is only nineteen miles from the town of West, Texas. Public officials and authorities are assuring that there is no connection between the plant explosion and the anniversaries of both the Waco, Texas, siege and the Oklahoma City bombing, which were both on April 19:
Saturday, April 13, 2013
We certainly see this strange obit as being selected as a Darwin Award nominee:
A man in Belarus has died after being bitten by a beaver while trying to photograph the normally docile creature. The man was fishing at Lake Shestakov in Belarus with two friends when they happened upon the toothy rodent minding its own business on the side of the road. One member of the group decided to get up close and personal with the beaver in order to take a photograph. This did not sit well with the animal, apparently, and it lunged at the unsuspecting shutterbug, sinking its razor-sharp teeth into the man's thigh. (If those buck teeth can manage to saw through wood, it's not difficult to imagine what they can do to human flesh!)
The beaver actually managed to sever a main artery in the man's thigh. His companions tried desperately to stem the flow of blood, but were unable to do so. The man bled out before he could be taken for emergency treatment. Beaver attacks are a rare occurrence, but are certainly not unheard of, especially in recent years. Last year, two young girls in the United States were mauled by a beaver while swimming near its nest, suffering serious bite and scratch injuries to the face and body. Another beaver attack was recorded in Belarus in 2003, when two farmers were bitten by a rabid beaver as they tried to chase it away from a barn.
People should definitely avoid any and all contact with beavers, especially after viewing this footage from Russia of a man recording one of the woodland creatures as it attacks him from this past week!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Residents of the Pacific island nation of Guam remain undaunted after North Korea's leader Kim Jung Un listed it recently as a possible target for "nuclear annihilation" after the rouge dictatorship ratcheted up the war drums and rhetoric against Washington this week. (North Korea also listed Hawaii and the Japanese island of Okinawa as possible targets.)
Most of the island's 180,000 residents are not taking the threats very seriously, although some have made plans to seek shelter should the unthinkable happen. Most of the citizens are accustomed to the sound of fighter jets and the sight of war maneuvers, as the islands have held an American military installation since World War II when Guam officially became a US territory.
The island has since had a rather sleepy, quiet reputation. Until the brouhaha surrounding the threats from Pyongyang, the biggest threat to the island's populace has been typhoon season and an overpopulation of non-indigenous snakes introduced to the area via large cargo ships from other countries.
The White House, however, is not taking the North Korean threat quite as lightly as the laid-back citizens of Guam. Naval battleships have been dispatched to the area and an anti-missile system capable of knocking any rockets out of the sky before they reach their targets will also be installed.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina, is still reeling after an epic rain storm dumped an unimaginable amount of water on the metropolis of almost three million people more than two days ago.
The catastrophic rainstorm swept over the Argentine capital and the neighboring city of La Plata, releasing a "deluge without historical precedent" according to Daniel Scioli, the governor of Buenos Aires Province, who has surveyed the damage. As of now, there are 54 confirmed fatalities directly related to the storm, which also brought extremely high winds along with heavy rains to the region. Streets and boulevards across the capital of Buenos Aires quickly turned into raging rivers, which swept away cars, people and anything else in their paths. A worker trying to make repairs to the city's Metro system was electrocuted.
More than six inches of rain fell upon the area in less than two hours, which rapidly overtook all drainage systems throughout the area. More rain fell on the area in one day than would normally fall for more than one month, local meteorologists are reporting. People became trapped in their cars as flood waters traveled at lightning speeds down streets. Some of the dead were elderly people who became trapped in their homes, unable to escape the flood waters.
Power was still out to over 250,000 homes in the capital as of Wednesday afternoon.
Around 2,200 victims have been evacuated from La Plata, a city of 750,000 residents. Some families reported to local media that they had spent Tuesday night on the roofs of their houses waiting to be rescued.
Addendum: Could the Argentina flooding, along with the recent "unprecedented" floods that have taken place in Italy, Greece, Kenya and Mauritius over the past few weeks be a part of what the Webbot Project has predicted regarding "biblical flooding events"? The data regarding the intense "deluges" has initially been interpreted to be caused (at least in part) by anticipated comet or asteroid impacts in the oceans this year, which would perhaps create a "forty days and forty nights" of rain as written about in the biblical story of Noah and the Arc. Could "unknown energies" be creating the "atmospheric rivers of moisture" spoken about in previous ALTA reports?
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Pop superstar Madonna has officially become a member of the exclusive "Billionaire's Club" of musical royalty, according to the New York Post. She is now estimated to be sitting on an incredible fortune worth just over $1 billion US, thanks to a long and successful career as well as her world-famous and respected business acumen.
While the undisputed Queen of Pop enjoys the fruits of her labor in her lavish New York City apartment or her chateau in the South of France, her older brother-56-year-old Anthony Ciccone, is a homeless alcoholic living on the bitter cold streets of Madonna's home state of Michigan.
Two years ago it was revealed that Anthony had been living under a bridge in Traverse City, Michigan, where the one-time close-knit Italian-American family resided during the superstar singer's youth. Madonna's father Tony, now 83, owns and operates his own winery near-by, where several of Madonna's other siblings now work. (It is said that Madonna is also feuding with her younger brother Christopher after he wrote a tell-all memoir about growing up with the singer Life with My Sister Madonna.)
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail, Anthony says, "Madonna doesn’t give a s**t if I’m dead or alive.She lives in her own world. I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me. We never loved each other."
Other members have a different story to tell, claiming that all of Anthony's family have tried desperately and failed to help Anthony, who continues to drink heavily and refuses to seek treatment for his substance abuse problems. He recently spent a month in jail and off the cold streets after being arrested for public intoxication and swearing at children in front of a local church.
He classically blames his family for all of his problems, unable to accept his own responsibility on how his life has turned out, millions of miles away from the successful life and career his sister has maintained for over thirty years.
Rule Number One in addiction: No one can help you unless you want to help yourself...
Saturday, March 23, 2013
|Scar tissue from Earth's past encounter with extinction.|
Last night's meteor event witnessed across virtually the entire Eastern Seaboard of the United States is, at least to me, confirmation that what the Webbot Project and military grade remote viewers have been picking up for the 2013-2016 time frame is extremely accurate.
There were actually two separate fireballs witnessed, with the largest one incoming at approximately 7:54PM, Eastern time. This fireball was witnessed across an astonishing range, with reports coming in from Florida all the way north to southern Canada, a distance of almost two thousand miles. This would mean the bolide had to have been of a considerable size and traveling at a mind-boggling rate of speed. Witnesses describe seeing the meteor erupting into a bright green as it streaked across the sky. Other witnesses describe hearing a loud "popcorn" like popping sound associated with the object breaking up in the atmosphere. A second, smaller object was viewed an hour and a half after the first event, with this meteor burning a bright orange.
This latest meteor event comes only a month after the frightening meteor explosion over Siberia, Russia, that NASA claims was not associated with the extremely close fly-by of Asteroid 2012 DA14 on the same day. Only two days ago, NASA chief Charles Boden stated in a public forum his advice to the American public, "The answer to you is, 'if it's [an asteroid] coming in three weeks, pray,'" [Citation: Fox News].
As I have written about previously, data from the Webot Project and the remote viewing think tank the Farsight Institute as well as Major Ed Dames is reporting that an extinction level event is possibly on the horizon for Earth, according to a specific timeline. There is also internet "chatter" across the Web from US military operations of an event of significance being prepared for currently by the world governments. (I can neither confirm nor deny the validity of this information, but its timing and message is beyond the merely "coincidental".)
Recent strange activity in the financial sector (in particular the current situation involving Cyprus and its debt to the Euro Zone ) smacks of the global elite being in a panic situation regarding the future and possible intel involving a potential cataclysmic event on humanity's horizon. It would make sense that the Powers That Be would try to confiscate as much money as possible in preparation of the event, resorting to out-right thievery of the populace.
For those searching for their own answers as to what in the world is currently going on, there is vast information over at Barry Warmkessel's site. I would like to personally thank Barry for all of his hard work and dedication to uncovering the truth. Continue checking this site for the latest, most up-to-date information available and God Speed everyone...
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Citizens of the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus began making panicked runs to the ATM to withdraw their cash as the government came to an agreement to pay off the country's massive debts...by sapping away 6.75% of whatever money they had in the bank!
Cypriots reacted with shock that quickly turned into full-scale panic and anger on Saturday after a 10% one-off levy on savings was forced on them as part of an extraordinary 10 billion Euro ($13 billion US) bailout agreed upon in Brussels yesterday. In the agreement, people with less than €100,000 in the bank would be taxed 6.75% while those with over €100,00 would see a tax levy of a staggering 10% against their cash savings! [It could have been worse; there are reports that the International Monetary Fund was demanding an earth-shattering 40% of any savings Cypriots had with the banks!]
Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades has said that without a European bailout, the country would definitely default on its extensive debts, which would have a ripple effect throughout the continent, and indeed the rest of the world. Anastasiades, who was elected only last month on a promise to tackle the country's debt crisis, will make an official statement to the nation today.
Cyprus is the fifth nation after Greece, the Republic of Ireland, Portugal and Spain to turn to the Eurozone for a financial handout over the past three years during the region's strangling debt crisis. Citizens began standing in line at banks hours before they opened, hoping to be able to withdraw their money before the tax levy took into effect on Tuesday, as tomorrow is a bank holiday in Cyprus. ATMs quickly shut down across the country due to "technical issues" over the bank run. Protestors also began to gather in front of the presidential palace in the capital city of Nicosia to make their angers and fears known.
Russian president Vladimir Putin is said to be enraged over the decision, as billions of dollars kept in Cyprus by wealthy Russian citizens will now be gobbled up. "Trust towards Cyprus as a safe place for placing money will be reduced to zero," he told the Interfax agency Anatoly Axanof, MP and president of the Association of Regional Banks of Russia. Putin also made an angry call to Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday, telling the Cypriot president, "It would have been better to put the German flag at the Presidential Palace. Do you not understand that this decision will destroy your country?"
Could the Cyprus bail-out and subsequent thievery of its citizens be the Black Swan Event that topples the global economy? [Update: The "bank holiday" has been extended through today (Tuesday, March 19) with indications that the banks may remain closed until Friday, as confusion and panic continues to sweep the European financial markets. This means that citizens will be unable to access any of their money for almost an entire week, a virtually unheard of situation.]