2012 page access button, added to the http://www.truthquestonline.info HOME page, just to the right of WHITEHOUSE page access button. [-2012-] Check it out, there is a lot of stuff there, including short videos. Best wishes, Bob
1 Tim 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
1 Tim 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
1 Tim 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
1 Tim 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Death from the Skies!I love the cover of the paperback version of my book Death from the Skies!, but this guy loves it a lot. I knew the cover art was done by a talented guy, but didn’t realize just how wide a swath this guy cuts in the comic industry. That makes my book even cooler. You should buy one, and another for all of your friends. And a spare in case you accidentally drop one copy down a black hole or a gamma-ray burst vaporizes it.
At Dragon*Con, I did a dramatic reading from my book, Death from the Skies! which was a lot of fun. I read from Chapter 1, about asteroid and comet impacts, and BABloggee Brandon Alexander recorded it.
After the actual reading I talked about impacts as well as other disasters I cover in the book — including my favorite, gamma-ray bursts. It was a lot of fun, and Brandon posted the video from it as well:
I know, I have a lot of fun wiping out the Earth. But it is fun to think about, as long as you remember the odds of any of these things happening are pretty low. Still. Yikes.
On the last day of Dragon*Con — thus guaranteeing me to be tired, brain dead, unfocused, and generally zonked — I gave a dramatic reading from the first chapter of my book Death From the Skies!, which just came out in paperback and so I shilled it without mercy.
Unbeknownst to me, I was being taped. Normally I would object, but since they didn’t catch me scratching anywhere inappropriately, picking my nose, or cursing continuously, I’ll let you take a look.
Not bad considering what I had been out very late doing the night before. No, I won’t give details, but let’s say that an asteroid impact would’ve felt like a rally. This picture was taken during the jocularity if that gives you any clue.Shatner Nimoy Panel part 1- Dragon*Con 2009
There are two very Controversial subjects Today.
1- the total lies of the New World Order in connection with 9/11 ! !
2- Weather Warfare also the brainchild of the New World Order ! !
My Subject today is the most least spoken about in the World and yet the anhilation of mankind is at our very doorsstep, we can prevent it if real men had stopped being uninvolved, yes you are being called to reject Mediocrity ! !
Eddy ! Eddy ! you are right! "man can control weather". This is what hundreds of my supporters said when they read The Star 16 Sept 1993 when Jackson had an open air concert in Moscow. He realized his open air concert was going to wash away so he duly paid the Russians to chase the clouds away with electronic waves. It happened!. I wish I could say:"that was it".
Weather warfare has been operating since 1979. When the north wind blows, when the ants build nests, when there is lightning in the north, when the south easter blows, when the snakes slide across the road and when the moon tilts to pour out rain ! THESE ARE ALL ALL the signs of in-coming showers but my dear Patriot; IT MEANS NOTHING ANYMORE if we are denied precipitation ! The NWO says in there banned book Protocols of ZIONISM; "it is Essential for domination that WE get rid of the farmers as they are independent of Us." What easier way than controlling the weather !
We have irrefutable evidence that this demonic deed has been in operation for at least 30yrs! PW Botha in 1980, told me in Bethlehem; "We may not ask questions about classified info!" Mind you this was at a public meeting !!! The SAP, who really liked, me felt very bad as they knew we were Right !!! Can you imagine how much this evil has cost our Land? My family has personally lost R40million don't forget ELECTRO MAGNETIC RADIATION is very harmful to man, beast, bees and the whole of the environment !!
These people are the very ones who financed The Boer War when my Grand Dad was sent to Ceylon and genocide was committed against these God fearing people. Their sin was being custodians of the wealthiest land in the World! Now they are washing the feet of Chekane and being brutally murdered for building the Greatest Land on the Continent!!!
HERE IS SOME PROOF that the men of the America State Department that blew the WTC up on 9/11 are the same men - hell bent on causing a 3rd world war. They are also responsible for causing global warming and manipulating the financial crash.
1. In 2006 China planned for the World Olympic Games, to insure no rain on the opening night, they used missiles to chase the rain away. 1104 especially developed missiles were fired into the air.
2. In the Vietnam war they used weather warfare to destroy the enemy by controlling the environment.
3. As you all know, Fickburg is not on a direct flightpath between Jo'burg and Cape Town, but when the rain comes we have reported as many as 300 planes a day flying over us, sometimes as many as 3 a minute. When there is no weather there are no planes, consequently there are no scheduled flights.
4. When these planes come over and I am directly below them, my cellphone immediately dies, and the bees die on my chest.
5. Since this evil has been perpetrated against us we have no more rock rabbits or swallows which used to abound on our farm.
6. Prof. Michel Chossudoysky's article "The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction, OWNING THE WEATHER FOR MILITARY USE" is now quoted. "Environmental warfare is defined as the intentional modification or manipulation of the natural ecology, such as climate and weather, earth systems such as the ionosphere, magnetosphere, tectonic plate system and/or the triggering of seismic events (earthquakes) to cause intentional physical, economic and psycho-social and physical destruction to an intended target geophysical or population as part of a strategic or tactical warfare." - Eco News.wwwecologynews.com
7. Nick Begich - whose active involvement in the public campaign against HAARP describes it as, "The super-powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere by focusing a beam and heating those areas. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto the earth and penetrate everything - living and dead.
8. World renowned scientist Dr. Rosalie Bertell depicts HAARP as, "A gigantic heater that can cause major disruptions in the ionosphere, creating not just holes, but long incisions in the protective layer that keeps deadly radiation from bombarding the planet." This is an irresponsible act of global vandalism.
Dear Patriot, you and I are facing the total destruction of this planet! We are the last generation that can make a difference, if it isn't already too late. Please join me as these men use traitorous Afrikaners to try and wipe out any radical thinkers like me! If you don't believe me, I have proof that they have tried to kill me 35 times. These are the same men that financed the Ist and 2nd world war.
I quote the Farmer's Weekly special report 10th of Jan. 1982. Rainmaking Success a big step closer. On the 10-12-91 Dr. George Green was quoted on the news as saying. "Soon we will be able to order our rain the way we like it in 1992." My dear reader, yesterday it was going to pour rain in the Free State, and the picture of this plane is proof that these planes are very busy in the skies. Zimbabwe today has collapsed! The SA Agricultural Union know full well that our weather is being controlled and are doing nothing about it. When the S.A. farmer collapses this country will burn from north to south. If you want a future you have to guide the events of Mankind.
God Bless till next time.
Artificial ionosphere creates bullseye in the sky
An experiment that fires powerful radio waves into the sky has created a patch of 'artificial ionosphere', mimicking the uppermost portion of Earth's atmosphere. The research has not only caused glowing dots to appear around these patches — it could also provide a new way to bounce radio signals around the globe.
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), near Gakona, Alaska, has spent nearly two decades using radio waves to probe Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere. One of the most obvious results of the experiments is that they can create lights in the sky that are similar to auroras, the glowing curtains of light that naturally appear in the polar skies when electrons and other charged particles pour down from Earth's protective magnetosphere into the upper atmosphere. There, at an altitude of about 250 kilometres, the charged particles collide with molecules of oxygen and nitrogen and make them emit light, similar to the process inside a fluorescent light bulb.
HAARP's high-frequency radio waves can accelerate electrons in the atmosphere, increasing the energy of their collisions and creating a glow. The technique has previously triggered speckles of light while running at a power of almost 1 megawatt1. But since the facility ramped up to 3.6 megawatts — roughly three times more than a typical broadcast radio transmitter — it has created full-scale artificial auroras that are visible to the naked eye.
But in February last year, HAARP managed to induce a strange bullseye pattern in the night sky. Instead of the expected fuzzy, doughnut-shaped blob, surprising irregular luminescent bands radiated out from the centre of the bullseye, says Todd Pedersen, a research physicist at the US Air Force Research Laboratory in Massachusetts, who leads the team that ran the experiment at HAARP.
The team modelled how the energy sent skywards from the HAARP antenna array would trigger these odd shapes. They determined that the areas of the bullseye with strange light patterns were in regions of denser, partially ionized gas in the atmosphere, as measured by ground-based high-frequency radar used to track the ionosphere2.
The scientists believe that these dense patches of plasma could be gas that was ionized by the HAARP emissions. "This is the really exciting part — we've made a little artificial piece of ionosphere," Pedersen says.
"The novelty is not seeing the aurora — it's the fact that we can actually create enough high-energy electrons to form plasma," says Mike Kosch, chair of Experimental Space Science at Lancaster University, UK, and a former co-worker of Pedersen's who was not involved in the experiment. "It shows something completely different and new that we hadn't expected. We didn't know we could do that from a radio array on the ground."
LONDON: An experiment that fires powerful radio waves into the sky has created a patch of 'artificial ionosphere', mimicking the uppermost portion of Earth's atmosphere.
According to a report in Nature News, the experiment is called the 'High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program' (HAARP), near Gakona, Alaska.
It has spent nearly two decades using radio waves to probe Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere.
One of the most obvious results of the experiments is that they can create lights in the sky that are similar to auroras, the glowing curtains of light that naturally appear in the polar skies when electrons and other charged particles pour down from Earth's protective magnetosphere into the upper atmosphere.
There, at an altitude of about 250 kilometres, the charged particles collide with molecules of oxygen and nitrogen and make them emit light, similar to the process inside a fluorescent light bulb.
HAARP's high-frequency radio waves can accelerate electrons in the atmosphere, increasing the energy of their collisions and creating a glow.
The technique has previously triggered speckles of light while running at a power of almost 1 megawatt1.
But since the facility ramped up to 3.6 megawatts - roughly three times more than a typical broadcast radio transmitter - it has created full-scale artificial auroras that are visible to the naked eye.
But in February last year, HAARP managed to induce a strange bull's-eye pattern in the night sky.
Instead of the expected fuzzy, doughnut-shaped blob, surprising irregular luminescent bands radiated out from the centre of the bull's-eye, according to Todd Pedersen, a research physicist at the US Air Force Research Laboratory in Massachusetts, who leads the team that ran the experiment at HAARP.
The team modelled how the energy sent skywards from the HAARP antenna array would trigger these odd shapes.
They determined that the areas of the bull's-eye with strange light patterns were in regions of denser, partially ionized gas in the atmosphere, as measured by ground-based high-frequency radar used to track the ionosphere.
The scientists believe that these dense patches of plasma could be gas that was ionized by the HAARP emissions.
"This is the really exciting part - we've made a little artificial piece of ionosphere," Pedersen said.
"The novelty is not seeing the aurora - it's the fact that we can actually create enough high-energy electrons to form plasma," said Mike Kosch, chair of Experimental Space Science at Lancaster University, UK.
"It shows something completely different and new that we hadn't expected. We didn't know we could do that from a radio array on the ground," he added.
In August, we posted a photograph of some odd, rare clouds known as Morning Glory clouds without providing an explanation for how they form. In response to reader interest, we followed up with meteorologist Roger Smith of the University of Munich, who has studied their formation.
“Over the years we’ve developed a good understanding of them,” Smith said. “It’s no longer a mystery, but still very spectacular.”
The Morning Glory phenomenon is the result of the particular configuration of the land and sea on the Cape York Peninsula, in a remote part of Australia. The peninsula tapers off from about 350 miles wide to 60 miles as it extends north between the Gulf of Carpentaria to the west and the Coral Sea to the east. The easterly trade winds push the sea breeze across the peninsula during the daytime, which meets the sea breeze from the west coast in the late evening. The collision produces a wave disturbance moving inland to the southwest that is a key part of the cloud formation.
As moist sea air is lifted to the crest of the waves, it cools and condensation forms a cloud. Sometimes there is just one wave, but Smith has seen as many as 10 together in a series.
“If you look at the clouds, it looks as if they are rolling backwards,” Smith said. “But in fact the clouds are continuously formed at the leading edge and continuously eroded at the trailing edge. That gives a rolling appearance.”
These clouds do occur elsewhere, including Munich, where they form about once in a decade. Cape York is unique because they happen regularly in the fall above the small town of Burketown. And they can also be particularly impressive there as well, growing up to 600 miles long. Pilots fly into the area every year, hoping to see the intriguing clouds.
Not many scientists study them, or really any weird clouds, because their very rarity makes them relatively unimportant for studying precipitation or climate. So, oftentimes, their formation is poorly understood.
“It’s hard to get funding to study something that’s neat looking,” said cloud physicist Patrick Chuang of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
On the following pages, we’ve gathered photos of some of the strangest, most beautiful cloud types and asked scientists to help us understand how they form.
'Swarm' of Earthquakes Hits Central California
by Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media
A 'swarm' of 75 quakes (and counting) have hit Central California . Several geologists are concerned it may have an effect on the farther north Cascadia Zone which begins in Northern California and follows the Pacific coast to Alaska .
This subduction zone has the potential to create mega-quakes which could reach 9.0 magnitude and larger. It has a history of such which in 1700 after a 9.0 earthquake, set off a tsunami which traveled across the Pacific hitting Japan and killing hundreds. If this occurred today, the casualties could be in the hundred of thousands.
Central Calif. Swarm: http://earthquake. usgs.gov/ eqcenter/ recenteqsww/ Maps/10/240_ 35_eqs.php
There is another swarm of quakes which has been going on for almost three months at the Puerto Rico Trench. This is another area of great concern and also has the potential to create mega-quakes. If a mega-quake occurs in this area, it could set off a tsunami which could hit the United States East Coast.
Puerto Rico Swarm: http://earthquake. usgs.gov/ eqcenter/ recenteqsww/ Maps/10/295_ 20_eqs.php
Devastating Indonesian earthquake 'still to come'
The earthquake which devastated the city of Padang in Sumatra, Indonesia, this week, killing more than 1100 people, may have been only a hint of worse to come. Since 2004, geologists have been predicting a far nastier earthquake in the region – a shallow tremor that will rip the sea floor apart, trigger a devastating tsunami and kill far more people.
"Another earthquake is on its way, and all it will take to trigger it is the pressure of a handshake," says John McCloskey, a seismologist at the Environmental Sciences Research Institute at the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
Padang experienced a magnitude-7.6 earthquake on 30 September, just after 5 pm local time. Images of terrified relatives waiting to identify dead bodies, their T-shirts clutched over their noses to mask the stench, military officials stalking between bright yellow, zipped-up body bags and centuries-old Dutch colonial mansions obliterated in an instant have flooded around the world.
At first, geologists assumed this was the earthquake they had predicting for many years. "Padang has bad geology," explains McCloskey. "It sits 40 kilometres above the most earthquake-prone stretch of the interface between the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates."
This interface has not experienced the stress relief of an earthquake for over 200 years, according to McCloskey's analysis of historical coral growth rings, which show no sign of seafloor uplift. GPS measurements of the rate of plate motion suggest that there has been around 13 metres of movement in this area over the same period. "A shallow earthquake at the plate interface off Padang is long, long overdue," says McCloskey.
Yet the earthquake which struck this week off Padang did not occur at the plate interface, which lies 500 kilometres offshore. The epicentre was just 45 kilometres from Padang, far away from the plate interface. What's more, it originated 80 kilometres underground, far deeper than the place at which the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates crunch together.
Further evidence comes from the orientation of the rupture caused by this week's quake. "The rupture spread in a north-south orientation, rather than east-to-west, as we would expect along the plate interface," says McCloskey.
All the clues add up to the earthquake being a freak rupture of an ancient stressed fracture zone embedded deep within the Indo-Australian plate rather than slippage at the plate interface. "What we're looking at is probably a vestigial crack left over from some distant spreading centre," says McCloskey.
So, what kind of damage will the tsunami-triggering earthquake that the geologists have been predicting near Padang inflict? McCloskey has built computer models of over 125 scenarios in which shallow, powerful earthquakes at the interface off Padang jolt the sea floor, triggering tsunamis. In most, devastating tsunamis are generated. They will reach the city about 30 minutes after the earthquake hits.
His simulations suggest that 25 per cent of tsunamis would be over 5 metres tall as they reached the coast; the highest waves would be 12 metres tall. "In reality, of course, waves will gather height and become more turbulent as they power inland, which means they could be far higher over the city," says McCloskey.
If the people of Padang are well prepared, then most should survive, says McCloskey. Within 30 minutes, the young and the fit should be able to reach the 10-metre elevation contour that rises 2 kilometres back from the coast, he says, which would at least protect them from waves lower than 10 metres.
However, over 100,000 people – a seventh of the city's population – are blocked from running directly to higher ground by the barbed wire-laced, 10-metre-high walls of a huge military airport.
"Padang needs to build a tunnel under that airport, because if they don't these poor people will have to run parallel to the coast for several hundred metres while the tsunami is coming at them," says McCloskey. So far, no steps have been taken to build such an exit route. "Sometimes you despair," he says.
PADANG PARIAMAN, Indonesia — As the Indonesian army on Saturday finally reached some of the remote areas badly hit by Wednesday's earthquake, authorities said their worst fears were being realized.
As many as four villages have been obliterated by landslides. Overall, the government has confirmed 715 dead, with thousands more missing. The numbers are expected to climb as rescue workers reach even more remote areas cut off by landslides.
In the village of Batu Kalang, Andi waited for rescuers to help him dig through the mud, dirt and tangled trees under which his parents and two siblings were buried. "I'm really angry because the help has been too slow," he said. "It's impossible to find them alive now."
The slow response by Indonesian and international officials, apparently caused by everything from a scarcity of heavy earthmoving equipment to a lack of coordination, left many survivors angry and desperate as they struggled to find loved ones.
Hopes of finding survivors began to fade Saturday, even as large numbers of international aid workers poured into the area — three days after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the western coast of Indonesia.
Rustam Pakaya, the director of crisis management for Indonesia's Health Ministry, said no more living patients were arriving at the city of Padang's main hospital.
The United Nations estimated that the death toll stood at more than 1,000. The chaotic environment makes pinpointing the number difficult.6.6 PHILIPPINES
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On Saturday afternoon, despondent rescue workers said they were beginning to lose hope of finding anyone alive.
"With every hour, it gets less and less likely," said Nino Rozano, an Indonesian rescue worker with experience in several disasters. "I once found someone alive after five days, though, so I suppose there is still hope."
Rozano said the coordination of rescue crews during the first few days had been a disaster in itself.
He said numerous teams — from Switzerland, Japan, Indonesia and the United States — were working at the site with no clear person or group in charge.
Meanwhile, in Samoa and American Samoa, Tuesday's earthquake and tsunami are believed to have decimated centuries of culture on the two islands that are steeped in tradition. In Samoa, the government has proposed a mass funeral and burial this week.
"I'm not sure the word 'shock' fully describes our sense of loss," said Ben Taufua, whose family in another Samoan village had to bury seven relatives in a hastily dug grave. "Nothing makes sense at all. ... The beach where all of this happened, all those lives were lost, it was paradise on Earth."
The death toll from rose to 170, including 129 in Samoa, 32 in American Samoa and nine in Tonga, while aid efforts continued.
In the Philippines on Saturday, powerful winds toppled power poles and trees in the northern portion of the nation as the second typhoon in eight days bore down.
Heavy rain was falling across a swath of the main island of Luzon that is still flooded from the earlier typhoon, and violent winds were battering far-north provinces.
HYDERABAD, India - About 2.5 million people crammed into temporary relief shelters after floods triggered by torrential rains tore down their homes in southern India over the last week and killed some 250 people, officials said on Monday.
Most of the deaths were reported from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh state where rivers topped or breached their embankments. Some deaths occurred in the western Maharashtra state.
The flooding, described by officials as worst in many decades in south India, swamped millions of acres of cropland, including sugarcane plantations, prompting worries of a fall in sugar output in Karnataka, the country's third-biggest producer.
Officials and relief agencies said more than five million people had been affected by the flooding and were now sheltered in over 1,200 temporary camps. They included about 2.5 million people from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh who lost their homes.
"These are the worst floods in 100 years," said Dharmana Prasada Rao, Andhra Pradesh's minister for revenue and relief.
It has been determined that in the period of solar activity increase (11-year
cycles) there increase seismic and volcanic activities in the compression zone of
Earth and at the same time there decreases the activity in the tension zones of Earth.
On the basis of the discovered stable 11-year and 22-year cyclicalities in the seismicand volcanic activities and their high correlation with solar activity there has beenmade the long-term forecast until 2018. The next maximum of seismic and volcanicactivity with very high amplitude for the compression zones of Earth is forecasted forthe period 2012-2015.
Kurt Nimmo, Infowars, October 3, 2009
The following video was shot in March when Infowars reported on the existence of mass graves in Texas. On March 28, we posted photos of a mass grave site at the Houston National Cemetery administered by the Veterans Administration. and
Infowars received an email today pointing us to a video of the mass grave site.
“Could this be related to what is going on in Phoenix? I noticed both the concrete structures that go in the ground as well as some plastic coffin liners. Could it be a regular expansion of the cemetery? It seems to be an operation of a smaller scale than what is going on in Phoenix, or perhaps I am late and many of the concrete structures are already in the ground and covered up,” a reader noted in an email sent with photo attachments.
On March 25, Infowars posted a report filed by Shepard Ambellas on an apparent mass grave site under construction at the National Memorial Cemetery in .
In February, Infowars reposted a report by D. H. Williams of the Daily Newscaster revealed a meeting between Indiana county municipal officials in the vicinity of and officials with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. According to Williams’ sources, DHS and FEMA officials presented several scenarios, including the need for mass graves.
Last week I was very pleased that the Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, HR 1207. The bill has 295 cosponsors and there is also strong support for the companion bill in the Senate. This hearing was a major step forward in getting the bill passed.
I was pleased that the hearing was well-attended, especially considering that it was held on a Friday at nine o’clock in the morning! I have been talking about the immense, unchecked power of the Federal Reserve for many years, while the attention of Congress was always on other things. It was gratifying to see my colleagues asking probing questions and demonstrating genuine concern about this important issue as well.
The witness testifying in favor of HR 1207 made some very strong points, which was no surprise considering the bill is simply common sense. It was also no surprise that the witness testifying against the bill had no good arguments as to why a full audit should not be conducted promptly. He attempted to make the case that the fed is already sufficiently accountable to Congress and that the current auditing policy is adequate. The fact is that the Fed comes to Congress and talks about only what it wants to talk about, and the GAO audits only what the current laws allow to be audited. The really important things however, are off limits. There are no convincing arguments that it is in the best interests of the American people for anything the Fed does to be off limits.
It has been argued that full disclosure of details of funding facilities like TALF and PDCF that enabled massive bailouts of Wall Street would damage the financial position of those firms and destabilize the economy. In other words, if the American people knew how rotten the books were at those banks and how terribly they messed up, they would never willingly invest in them, and they would fail. Failure is not an option for friends of the Fed. Therefore, the funds must be stolen from the people in the dark of night. This is not how a free country works. This is not how free markets work. That is crony corporatism and instead of being a force for economic stabilization, it totally undermines it.
If the Fed gave its actual arguments against a full audit, they would not have mentioned anything about political independence or economic stability. Instead they would admit they don’t want to be audited because they enjoy their current situation too much. Under the guise of currency control, they are able to help out powerful allies on Wall Street, in exchange for lucrative jobs or who-knows-what favors later on. An audit would expose the Fed as a massive fraud perpetrated on this country, enriching a privileged few bankers at the top of our economic food chain, and leaving the rest of us with massively devalued dollars which we are forced to use by law. An audit would make people realize that, while Bernie Madoff defrauded a lot of investors for a lot of money, the Fed has defrauded every one of us by destroying the value of our money. An honest and full accounting of how the money system really works in this country would mean there is not much of a chance the American people would stand for it anymore.
Posted by Ron Paul (09-28-2009, 02:00 PM) filed under Monetary Policy
For anyone who hasn't seen this, I thought it was worth sharing. From Alan Grayson's You Tube page "Rep. Alan Grayson asking Federal Reserve General Counsel Scott Alvarez about the Fed's independence" on Sept. 25, 2009.
Also there is a really wonderful diary up at Daily KOS by davidkc with more on Grayson's background. I highly recommend reading it-- Alan Grayson Shows Dems How to Play Hardball.
The more I read about this man, the more I like him. As the KOS diary points to, the St. Petersburg Times published a lengthy profile of Congressman Grayson and here are a few portions that I thought were worth sharing.
Hosted, Today, by Amy Goodman ...
September 28, 2009
Author Arundhati Roy on the Human Costs of India’s Economic Growth, the View of Obama from New Delhi, and Escalating US Attacks in Af-Pak
We’re joined from the Indian capital of New Delhi by the Booker Prize-winning novelist, political essayist and global justice activist Arundhati Roy. Her books include the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things and her latest essay collection, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. We speak to Roy about India’s conflict with Maoist rebels, the occupation of Kashmir, ongoing Indian-Pakistani tensions, Obama’s war in “Af-Pak,” and more.
Arundhati Roy, world-renowned Indian author and global justice activist. Her first novel, The God of Small Things, won the Booker Prize in 1997. Since then she has written numerous essays on war, climate change and the dangers of free market development in India. Her new book, published today by Haymarket Books, is called Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. An adapted introduction to the book is also posted on Tomdispatch.com.
'Rush' Transcript, courtesy democracynow.org ...
AMY GOODMAN: We turn to a woman the New York Times calls India’s most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence, Arundhati Roy, world-renowned Indian author and global justice activist. Her first novel, The God of Small Things, won the Booker Prize in 1997. She has a new book; it’s called Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. An adapted introduction to the book is posted at tomdispatch.com, called “What Have We Done to Democracy?” Arundhati Roy joins us now from New Delhi, India, on the country’s biggest national holiday of the year.
Arundhati, we welcome you to Democracy Now! And as you listen to this report from the streets of G-20 by our producer Steve Martinez, talk about globalization and what has happened to democracy.
By Craig Idlebrook
These days, the only thing related to Planet Aid that could outpace the spread of its bright yellow, used-clothing collection boxes is the growing number of media reports revealing the charity’s dubious practices and ties to a shadowy global conglomerate whose leadership has been indicted for fraud and accused of running a secular cult.
Consider this article one more.
Founded in 1997, Massachusetts-based Planet Aid is a registered non-profit that purports to support education and development projects in third-world countries, primarily in Africa. It does so by selling used clothing and shoes collected from over 7,000 metallic boxes placed in the parking lots of supermarkets, convenience stores, laundromats and other locations in 19 states.
Planet Aid began placing boxes in southern Maine about five years ago; there are currently about 20 boxes in the greater Portland area, four or five in Portland proper. As the Kennebec Journal reported in January, Planet Aid has expanded much more aggressively in central and northern Maine, beginning last year. It opened a warehouse in Gardiner and has about 100 boxes in the region, one of the organization’s managers told the paper.
Much of the negative press coverage Planet Aid has gotten from American media outlets was sparked by a 2006 report by the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), an independent, non-profit watchdog group based in Chicago. An examination of Planet Aid’s 2004 tax filings revealed that it spent $2 million on “International Aid,” but $6.6 million on expenses related to “Clothing collection.”
AIP estimated that, overall, Planet Aid spent just 23 percent of its revenue that year on programs for the poor. The grade it gave the charity: F. (The institute believes non-profits should spend at least 60 percent of their revenue on charitable programs.)
Put another way, if you drop four sweaters into a Planet Aid box, the proceeds from the sale of one of them would go to help fund a project in the developing world; the other three would be sold to help Planet Aid collect and sell more sweaters.
Planet Aid disputes AIP’s assessment on grounds that the collection and resale of clothing is part of its charitable mission because recycling clothes benefits the environment (fewer items end up in landfills and incinerators, less energy is spent to manufacture textiles, etc.).
Glenn Beck Warns Next 9/11 Will Initiate Reichstag Event
Media phenomenon Glenn Beck recently sat down with Newsmax for an exclusive interview offering his take on everything from President Obama, to the threat to talk radio and even a worry that our Constitutional government may disappear after a "Reichstag" event takes place. Beck, who is also thriving on the radio, in bookstores and on the comedy circuit, sat down with Newsmax magazine's Editor in Chief Christopher Ruddy and voiced his concerns about a coming attack on talk radio. But his real worry is that many Washington elitists really don't like our form of government and want to see it abolished. "I fear a Reichstag moment," he said, referring to the 1933 burning of Germany's parliament building in Berlin that the Nazis blamed on communists and Hitler used as an excuse to suspend constitutional liberties and consolidate power. "God forbid, another 9/11. Something that will turn this machine on, and power will be seized and voices will be silenced." Beck has also been a fierce critic of President Obama. Still, he said he's open to a meeting with Obama. Beck doesn't believe the president "necessarily would" speak directly to him, adding: "I don't know very many politicians that speak directly."
Disintegrating Set Of Morals Allowing American Cops To Become The Gestapo And Stormtroopers Of Yesterday
U.S. media outlets are writing about the new LRAD or “audio cannon” device used on demonstrators Thursday at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh in a way that only brain-dead sold out scoundrels can. LRAD stands for “Long Range Acoustic Device” and the name does not betray the weapon’s objective. It is a “hands off” tool that blasts out an extremely high pitched sound. I wouldn’t be surprised if it actually has the ability to drive people stark raving mad. It’s a futuristic fascism device if described accurately. Americans, especially journalists writing about this, should be horrified by this new form of police abuse. I predict that it will ultimately be the last straw in a society that has too high of a threshold for this type of torture. The device disburses crowds by emitting a high decibel sound so painful that it causes people to freeze and try to run. Apparently they can not always do this.
US spontaneous human combustion raygun video released
In a recent test at the White Sands Missile Range, a specially equipped C-130 plane fried a parked truck with a powerful laser. And while we still haven't seen evidence of the laser "defeating" a ground target, as Boeing puts it, a video of it scorching a direct hit on the hood of a truck is still pretty amazing.
As you can see, the laser beam burns right through the truck's hood, and then through the engine, "defeating" the vehicle. Called the "Advanced Tactical Laser" (ATL), this is the first time the megawatt-powered chemical laser has been used to engage a target in a combat simulation situation.
Now, to be fair, the car was parked by itself in the middle of the desert. So unless we've got a clean shot at Al-Qaeda's parking lot, the beam isn't ready for prime time. Plus, last year the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board said that "the Advanced Tactical Laser testbed has no operational utility."
Despite those reservations, Boeing is still confident that the laser will soon provide a weapon that can take out a target with little or no collateral damage.
Wi-Fi Signals Used To See Through Walls. The researchers say that the variation of radio signals in a wireless network can reveal the movements of people behind closed doors or even a wall. Joey Wilson and Neal Patwari, from the University of Utah, have used the principle of variance-based radio tomographic imaging. The system works by measuring interference between the nodes of wireless devices. If someone passes through that field, the device registers a change in the levels of resistance, and feeds that information back to a computer. The system can currently only see about three feet through a wall, and is so far only capable of sensing motion. At this stage, it is not sophisticated enough to generate an actual image of what lies beyond the wall, but the research team is confident that this feature could be developed in time.
Researchers have found that manipulating a particular brain wave can force human subjects to move more slowly, and provided some of the first evidence of how brain waves can directly affect behavior.
A group of 14 volunteers received brain stimulation as they tried to manipulate the position of a spot on a computer screen with a joystick. That stimulation led to a 10 percent drop in execution of the computer task.[ Read Full Story ]
Rachel4Congress down at the Dekalb County Fair
, the epitome of small, rural, Midwestern towns with a rich history centered around its transportation heritage. DeKalb County is the home of multiple museums showcasing the history of automobiles, trucks, railroads, aircraft, military collections and county history. The county has recognized, valued, and preserved its heritage in such a manner as to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Discover excitement during the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, antique show, arts and craft show, and downtown entertainment.
Attend the World's Largest Collector Car Auction every Labor Day weekend at Kruse International Auction Park. Over 5,000 cars for sale and over 150,000 people from all over the world attend.
The DeKalb County Fairgrounds play host to a number of events, including and especially the DeKalb County Fair at the end of September. Other events it hosts include such diverse activities as , fundraisers, and auctions, as well as the usual 4-H and local .
The DeKalb County Fair is always the last week in September, and features a street fair, a small "carnival", a series of merchant tents (which seems to grow every year!), and, of course, the actual COUNTY FAIR. The Fair itself has the usual 4-H livestock shows and judgings, as well as demonstrations of skill in handling horses, training dogs, and shows.
I'm sure that somewhere in there, there are also pie tastings, but if you don't see any, there ARE several people selling pies, cakes, and other tasty goodies at their merchant spot. The best pie In The World is sold at the Chapel Chili stand, where apparently Angels moonlight,
--- On Sat, 10/3/09, Wayne W. Allenwrote:
A friend on Facebook sent me this and I thought I'd pass it along...
"Great opportunity for any liberty loving group or candidate to rally 2nd amendment supporters to the cause..."