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« Reply #10755 on: May 26th, 2014, 9:31pm »

Musical Chairs Musical Vaults But Where is Mein Gold!?


First it was Germany, now another AAA-rated European country is starting to get concerned about its hard assets.

Overnight Bloomberg reported that following in Bundesbank's footsteps, Austria will audit its gold reserves located in the UK, which represent 80% of its total gold holdings. This gold reserve reviews held at Bank of England in London will be first conducted by external auditors, Christian Gutleder, a spokesman for the Austrian central bank, says via telephone.

As a reminder, Austria held 80% of its roughly 280 tons of gold in U.K., according to last annual report.

Gutleder explained that the Central bank has checked its reserves regularly in the past, adding that gold reserves haven’t changed since 2007. Which begs the question: why check them now then?

According to the official explanation that review comes after euro-skeptic Freedom Party demanded more transparency, repatriation of reserves. Perhaps it is time to rename the Euroskeptic party into the "we doubt our gold is where you say it is" skeptics. A better explanation was provided by the Austrian Trend magazine, which said that "the measure is seen as a consequence of growing public pressure. There is a rising disbelief among Austrians about the existence of the gold."

Joking aside, with Euroskeptics across Europe ascendent, we wonder which central European nation will be the first to uncover that its gold is no longer where it is supposed to be (that most certainly includes the Banque de France).

Some more color from Goldreporter.de:

Austria is planning to send auditors to the Bank of England in order to verify the existence of Austrias gold reserves stored in british vaults.



The Austrian accountability office will sent a delegation to London in order to check on Austrias gold reserves stored in vaults at the Bank of England. This is reported by Austrian magazine Trend. The measure is seen as a consequence of growing public pressure. There is a rising disbelief among Austrians about the existence of the gold.



“I acknowledge the request. Any grocery store is obliged to do inventory once a year. It is the only way of getting rid of these unreasonable allegations”, Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the National Bank of Austria tells Trend.



Austria officially owns 280 tonnes of gold of which 17 percent are kept in vaults inside the country. Around 150 tonnes are estimated to be stored in London.



In recent years doubts about the existence and the quality of Germanys monetary gold stored at the New York Fed and the Bank of England were raised by a rising number of skeptics. In January the Bundesbank eventually announced plans to repatriate most of Gemanys gold reserves until 2020.

So first Germany (which at this rate may repatriate its gold held in New York, London and Paris some time in the year 3000, now Austria... Who's next to confirm that all those doubts about infinite rehypothecation of physical gold with countless beneficiaries of paper receivables will be the next conspiracy theory to become conspiracy fact, after last week's surprising announcement that Barclays (the first of many) had manipulated paper gold prices on at least one occasions in the past decade.
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« Reply #10756 on: May 27th, 2014, 09:36am »

on May 26th, 2014, 9:31pm, Sysconfig wrote:
Musical Chairs Musical Vaults But Where is Mein Gold!?


First it was Germany, now another AAA-rated European country is starting to get concerned about its hard assets.

Overnight Bloomberg reported that following in Bundesbank's footsteps, Austria will audit its gold reserves located in the UK, which represent 80% of its total gold holdings. This gold reserve reviews held at Bank of England in London will be first conducted by external auditors, Christian Gutleder, a spokesman for the Austrian central bank, says via telephone.

As a reminder, Austria held 80% of its roughly 280 tons of gold in U.K., according to last annual report....


So first Germany (which at this rate may repatriate its gold held in New York, London and Paris some time in the year 3000, now Austria... Who's next to confirm that all those doubts about infinite rehypothecation of physical gold with countless beneficiaries of paper receivables will be the next conspiracy theory to become conspiracy fact, after last week's surprising announcement that Barclays (the first of many) had manipulated paper gold prices on at least one occasions in the past decade.
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UFO Sighting: Unidentified Object Seen Hovering over Iceberg in Canada [VIDEO]

By Parismita Goswami
May 27, 2014 12:11 IST

An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) was found hovering and spinning over an iceberg in Canada, as reported by Mirror Online.

According to some, the object could be a mirage or it can be a flag, but 235FireFly, a You Tube user, who posted the incredible video on YouTube says that he saw the object spinning.

235FireFly, while driving around the area, looking at the iceberg, noticed a mass of ice that looked narrowly attached to an iceberg.

"Hoping to catch it collapse I took out the camera and zoomed in. What you can see is a white object not attached to the iceberg, but rather spinning around and changing shape." Mirror Online quoted the user as saying.

"It's a UFO with its cloaking device on. It's blocking the middle part of the iceberg." considered a conspiracy theorist.

About 45 seconds after the object was seen, there was another object that flew down and sank into the water.

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"Impossible" Electric Airplane Takes Flight

The Berlin Air Show witnessed a silent, clean test flight by Airbus's E-Fan two-seater aircraft, which is entirely propelled by electricity

May 27, 2014
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BERLIN—When a Panavia Tornado blasted into the clouds above the Berlin Air Show before swooping back down toward the Earth, the grounds below shook from the roar of the fighter bomber's twin engines.

When the next aircraft took to the sky, the air show went eerily quiet.

The fully electric E-Fan aircraft, engineered by Airbus Group, made one of its first public demonstrations here last week following it's first-ever flight in France on March 11.

The novel two-seater aircraft was designed from the outset for electrical propulsion, from its energy management system to safety features. In developing this technology, Airbus aims to one day reduce the aerospace industry's carbon dioxide emissions by an order of magnitude.

"It's a very different way of flying," said Jean Botti, chief technical and innovation officer at Airbus Group, "absolutely no noise, no emissions."

A series of lithium-ion batteries fitted into the wings of the plane are the sole power source for the E-Fan's two 30-kilowatt electric motors. A 6 kW electric motor in the main wheel provides extra power during acceleration and taxiing to reduce electrical power consumption on the ground.

But despite its highly energy efficient design, the E-Fan only has a one-hour range, which means it cannot leave the vicinity of an airport. To combat range anxiety, the plane is outfitted with a backup battery for landing purposes and a parachute that can be deployed as high as 2,000 feet.

Like an electric car, a gauge on the dashboard tells the pilot how much energy is in the batteries and the plane is plugged in when it needs to recharge.

"We're trying this. It's not to enter the business of small aircraft," Botti said. "It's to learn to make a new business."

Steppingstones to E.U. climate goals

Airbus Group's ultimate goal is to make a 70- to 80-person hybrid-electric commuter jet with three hours of range in the 2050 time frame. Initial designs of the E-Thrust aircraft show the plane with six electric-powered fans that will be powered by a gas-fueled energy storage unit during the ascent and cruise phase and then glide using electric power alone while descending.

In the next step toward achieving this, Airbus will make a next-generation two-seater electric plane, set for launch in 2017, and a four-seater electric plane with a gas-powered range extender, set for launch in 2019.

These advances are steppingstones toward realizing Flight Path 2050, the European Union's aggressive goal to reduce the aviation sector's nitrous oxide emissions by 90 percent, noise pollution by 65 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 75 percent by 2050.

While Airbus and other aerospace companies are pushing the limits of today's technology, it will still take a quantum leap from today's aircraft technology to meet the targets set out in Flight Path 2050, according to Botti.

Faced with looming climate regulations now under negotiation at the International Civil Aviation Organization, aircraft makers and operators around the world are also looking for incremental solutions for improving the environmental performance of their fleet.

To meet near-term industry climate goals, Airbus redesigned its A350 aircraft with the latest aerodynamic features, lightweight materials and advanced technologies. According to Airbus, the new A350 XWB achieves a 25 percent improvement in fuel economy over the Boeing 777 and a 6 percent improvement over the Boeing 787, two jets that currently dominate the long-haul market.

The new Airbus A320neo also features advanced fuel-efficient technologies, including a state-of-the-art engine by the U.S. company Pratt & Whitney. The new engine reduces fuel use by up to 20 percent, saving $2.5 million and up to 3,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per airplane per year.

New Solar Impulse challenge on the horizon

Several commercial air carriers, including Lufthansa, Alaska Air and United Airlines, are also reducing their carbon footprints by developing and testing their planes on biofuels. To help increase fuel availability, British Airways announced a partnership earlier this year to create a new jet fuel from municipal waste (ClimateWire, April 25).

Continuing to adopt energy efficient and renewable energy technology in aerospace and other sectors is essential if humanity is to succeed in combating climate change, according to Bertrand Piccard, Swiss doctor, explorer and pilot of the zero-emissions airplane Solar Impulse.

Last year, Piccard and fellow pilot André Borschberg traversed the United States in the solar-powered plane, flying night and day, without using one drop of fuel. Using solar cells and a battery, the plane could theoretically stay in the air forever if the pilot didn't need to take breaks.

The Solar Impulse was built using technologies that already exist like electric motors, lighting systems and efficient gears. If these types of technologies were widely available on the market, global energy consumption could be cut in half, said Piccard, speaking last week at the International Transport Forum summit in Leipzig, Germany, taking place concurrently with the Berlin Air Show.

On a mission to encourage more pioneering solutions to the climate crisis, Piccard and his team intend to fly around the entire world in the Solar Impulse 2.

"Solar Impulse ... is not only an airplane that is made to do spectacular flights," he said. "For me, it's a tool to show the people incredible things are possible, impossible things even are possible, with these technologies."

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Thanks to Wings, Purr Carol, and Tommi demonstrating it in action here at the forum..what to do when reaching the tipping point.

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MAY 27--After celebrating her 52nd birthday with family members at a restaurant, an intoxicated Florida woman allegedly pushed her wheelchair-bound mother off the curb, causing the elderly woman to fall “head first into the cement,” police charge.

As she pushed the wheelchair off the curb, Patricia Tavernier said, “For 52 years of shit,” according to Tavernier’s sister, who is quoted as a witness in an arrest affidavit.

Tavernier, seen at right, was arrested late Friday night for aggravated battery on a person over 65, a felony. She was also charged with misdemeanor battery for striking her sister in the face with a camera.

Upon arriving at the Ruby Street Grille, a Tavares Police Department officer spotted “an empty wheelchair and an elderly person later identified as Karen Judge lying in the street in front of the chair in the fetal position.” Judge, 73, had been staying with Tavernier while recuperating from a broken hip.

A restaurant employee and Tavernier’s sister, Theresa Booth, told police that they saw Tavernier causer her mother to topple to the pavement. Judge, cops noted, told emergency service workers that Tavernier had “intentionally dumped her out of the chair.”

Booth said that her sister “became drunk and upset” at the birthday dinner. As the family departed the restaurant, added Booth, she witnessed Tavernier “trip their mother onto the pavement, saying, ‘For 52 years of shit’ as she did it.”

Tavernier was booked into the Lake County jail, from which she was released Saturday afternoon on $20,500 bond. She is scheduled for a June 16 Circuit Court arraignment. (2 pages)




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Tritium levels at Fukushima No. 1 well top Pacific dumping limit, Tepco admits

28 May 2014

Water sampled from a well at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has been found to contain levels of radioactive tritium that exceeds the limit for dumping it into the Pacific, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

The discovery was the first report of over the limit tritium in groundwater at the wells since Tepco began discharging water into the ocean last week.

In samples taken from one of the 12 wells on Monday, 1,700 becquerels per liter of tritium was detected, exceeding the maximum limit of 1,500 becquerels, the utility said on Tuesday.

Tritium levels in samples taken last month also topped the limit.

Tepco stopped pumping water from the well on Tuesday night, and said it plans to step up groundwater monitoring.

The utility is now releasing groundwater from the 12 wells into the sea after temporarily storing it in tanks and checking radiation levels.

Tepco hopes to use the wells to block the inflow of groundwater to the reactor buildings of the plant’s wrecked reactors, and to minimize the amount of highly toxic water building up on-site, by starting to dump water into the sea.

Also Tuesday, Tepco said it had confirmed water was leaking from a pipe in the reactor containment vessel inside the plant’s No. 1 reactor building. The utility used a camera-mounted remote-controlled robot in the operation. It was determined last November that water was leaking from the vessel’s bottom near the pipe, at a rate of up to 3.2 tons per hour.

In the No. 1 to No. 3 reactor buildings, highly contaminated water leaking from the vessels has amassed, preventing work to remove nuclear fuel from the vessels.

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Latin Post

Bigfoot Enthusiasts Gather at Pennsylvania Sasquatch Convention

By Selena Hill
May 27, 2014 08:14 PM EDT

Bigfoot enthusiasts converged in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, to exchange ideas and theories about the mysterious Sasquatch over the weekend.

According to the Patriot-News, on Saturday, May 24 about 50 enthusiasts and investigators gathered at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre for Bigfoot Day in the small town, which is about 120 miles northwest of Harrisburg.

During the convention, Fred Saluga, the state director of the Mutual UFO Network of West Virginia and director of the West Virginia Mountain State Sasquatch Watch, explained his belief that Bigfoot enthusiasts fall into one of three categories. The first, he said, believe that Bigfoot is a "cryptozoological hominid creature." By definition, cryptozoology is the search for animals that have not been proven to exist, and a hominid is a primate mammal that resembles humans and apes.

The second group thinks Bigfoot "dwells in extraterrestrial origin" and has ties to UFOs and aliens. The last group believes the Bigfoot types envisioned by the first two groups are entirely different creatures, said Saluga, according to The Associated Press. (http://www.abc27.com/story/25608335/pennsylvania-bigfoot-day-draws-enthusiasts)

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/13571/20140527/bigfoot-enthusiasts-gather-at-pennsylvania-sasquatch-convention.htm

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« Reply #10764 on: May 28th, 2014, 11:07pm »

Remnants of US in Afghanistan will all Have Sales Jobs.
http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/05/28/did-obamas-handling-of-karzai-when-visiting-kabul-put-bilateral-security-agreement-at-risk/

Obama’s plan on troop levels is fully dependent on the winner of next month’s presidential runoff signing the Bilateral Security Agreement that Karzai has refused to sign. Although both Abdullah and Ghani have said they will sign it, their responses to the handling of Karzai are very interesting. Returning to the same Khaama Press article:

In the meantime, Abdullah Abdullah, one of the leading candidates in Afghanistan’s presidential race, said the decision by President Karzai not to go to Bagram was “respectful to the people of Afghanistan.”

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, one of the other leading candidates, told Wall Street Journal in an interview that he wasn’t privy to the security discussions surrounding Mr. Obama’s visit.

Some Afghans saw the episode as a deliberate snub and said the U.S. leader didn’t respect diplomatic protocol.

Ghani said, “We do understand security concerns, but adhering to protocol helps cementing relationships.”

Obama has set himself up for a huge problem here. It looks as though both Abdullah and Ghani are indicating that they expect to be treated with the respect due to the office of President. Should Obama continue his cavalier attitude of simply assuming the BSA will be signed once the winner is sworn into office, he could be in for a big surprise.

On the other hand, there are still the four billion US dollars every year that come with our continued presence (and all the attendant opportunities for embezzlement), so perhaps in the end Obama can continue his arrogance without fear of consequences. With that in mind, the role of that final handful of military personnel to be left in Afghanistan after 2016 stands out. From the Washington Post article linked above:

At the end of that year, the force will shrink to the size of a regular armed forces assistance group, largely to handle military sales, under the authority of the U.S. ambassador.

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Malaysia rocked by Pork Molecules in Cadbury Bars.
The UK took the Horsemeat in Lasagna in stride..we know the Brits will try and eat anything..that walks crawls, swims, or isnt nailed down.. tongue
but this time ...the pent up frustration with MH370 over there may be a different matter altogether

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Editorial: Evacuation Prep Indicts Obama's Benghazi Failure

Posted 05/28/2014 06:55 PM ET

Benghazi: The administration deploys an assault ship with 1,000 Marines to Libya after ordering Americans to leave as the country implodes. Where was this ship on Sept. 11, 2012? Where was the president?

The families of the Benghazi dead must be cursing and scratching their heads at the sight of the amphibious assault ship Bataan, with about 1,000 Marines aboard, sailing into the Mediterranean Sea to assist in evacuating Americans if the current round of deadly fighting in Libya worsens.

Suddenly the administration is paying attention to the warning signs of a crisis of its own making and issuing concerns about security that were absent when four Americans died begging for help from an indifferent administration and a president who was resting prior to yet another fundraising trip.

Based on escalating security concerns, the U.S. State Department recommended Tuesday that Americans in Libya "depart immediately." In addition to the Bataan and its helicopters, America also has 250 available Marines, seven Osprey combat aircraft and three refueling planes in Sigonella, Italy, AFP reported.

Three years after President Obama supported the move to topple and kill longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has descended into armed chaos, and there isn't even a YouTube video to blame this time.

Forces led by renegade Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter is waging a battle against Islamists, including Ansar al-Sharia, the prime terrorist group involved in the premeditated and well planned terrorist attack on our Benghazi compound two years ago.

Mohamed Zahawi, the head of Libya's Ansar al-Sharia militant group in Benghazi, has warned against any U.S. interference in the nation's escalating conflict.

"We remind America, if they intervene, of their defeats in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, because they would face in Libya something much worse," he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Libya was supposed to be the first fruit of an Arab spring supported by an administration that had profusely apologized for past U.S. interventions and bullying.

Our Benghazi mission was supposed to have become a full-fledged diplomatic post, an example of the tranquility that Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had brought to the region.

Ambassador Christopher Stevens was in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, the day he died in the terrorist attack, because Clinton ordered him there.

Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 official in Libya at the time of the strike that killed Stevens, Ty Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith, has testified that Stevens wanted to have the Benghazi complex upgraded to a permanent constituent post so Clinton could make the announcement in her planned triumphant visit to Libya before the end of 2012.

Believing their own lies that al-Qaida and its affiliates were defeated and on the run, warnings — including from Stevens himself — were ignored. Requests for enhanced security were denied, and existing security was removed.

Benghazi was perfectly predictable — and preventable. The bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee released a report this month faulting Clinton's department for failing to anticipate the attacks despite repeated warnings.

Ignored were Stevens' warnings of terrorist training camps, about camps that surrounded what he called an indefensible facility and about the ordered withdrawal of security teams by Clinton in advance of the attack.

Also ignored were the cries for help the night of the attack as American forces stood down and were not ordered to even try a rescue when a flyover by a single F-16 breaking the sound barrier over the compound might have made all the difference.

Certainly the Bataan and its 1,000 Marines would have made a difference.

Obama and presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton need to explain why it wasn't there.

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The first viewers of the Kinetoscope paid 25 cents to see five films. An extra quarter would buy another five.



One spring day in 1894, Thomas Edison unveiled a remarkable moving picture machine called the Kinetoscope in a Manhattan parlor. Some 500 people lined up to drop quarters into what was the Oculus Rift of its day—a look into something truly transformative.

The Kinetoscope was little more than a wood cabinet containing a strip of film and a blinking bulb, and a far cry from the truly immersive 1080p resolution of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Nevertheless, it was the first popular means of viewing motion pictures, marking the advent of a new form of media.

Edison first showed the Kinetoscope at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences on May 9, 1893. It was a relatively simple machine; a 46-frame strip of film wound through a series of sprockets and viewed through a peephole. It was an adaptation of the Kinetograph, which took pictures. The simple addition of a flickering lightbulb (Edison brand, of course) behind the film turned it into a playback machine.

Edison hoped to do for pictures what the phonograph did for sound (the Kinetophone, developed later, combined the two technologies). His initial inspiration came largely from Edward Muybridge’s Zoopraxiscope, a tilt-a-whirl-style disc containing painted reproductions of photos, mostly of animals, taken by a row of 24 plate cameras. When spun, the individual frames blurred into animated motions.

Various approaches to chronophotography had been devised since the 1860s, but a stroke of genius by George Eastman (as in Eastman-Kodak) in 1889 to apply photo emulsion to nitrocellulose film made the Edison device possible. The flexible, sensitive film allowed more film to be wound through the Kinteograph, making better use of the enclosures’ space and achieving real-time frame rates.

Most of the credit for the device’s design goes to William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, an assistant to Edison and an accomplished photographer. Among Dickson’s many contributions is inventing the 35mm film format. He appears in one of the earliest examples of kinetography, called Dickson’s Greeting.

Not content to merely create the means of creating and presenting motion pictures, Edison set out to produce and sell them, too. He had the first movie studio — the Black Maria — built in West Orange, New Jersey, in 1893. It stood on a rotating gimbal to take advantage of changing daylight conditions. The Edison Manufacturing Company would produce some 1,200 motion pictures, including 54 feature length films.

“Actualities,” slice-of-life reels providing a glimpse of celebrities, landscapes and the like, were the first popular motion pictures. Titles like Roosters, Blacksmiths and Horse Shoeing were filmed at Black Maria. Visitors to the parlor at 1155 Broadway in Manhattan paid 25 cents–almost $7 in today’s money–to view a series of five reels. Disasters were another common subject; the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the assassination of President McKinley in 1901, and the San Francisco quake of 1906 all found their way behind the Kinetoscope peepholes.

Edison, an entrepreneur as much as an inventor, patented the 35mm, four-sprocket-per-frame film format Dickson developed for the Kinetoscope. This forced his chief competitor, American Mutoscope & Biograph, to use the much bulkier 68mm format on a less reliable friction-based feeder. The patent didn’t last beyond 1902, when a court declared it invalid because filmmakers in Europe (where Edison couldn’t file patents) already were using the format. Motion pictures couldn’t be patented until 1912, so paper contact prints—sometimes of entire films, printed frame-by-frame—were submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office. Other companies just submitted illustrations.

By 1902, demand for actualities gave way to narrative films and newsreels. Edison tried steering his production company toward longer narratives, but the results paled next to the work of other filmmakers. Meanwhile projection methods of film playback grew increasingly prevalent, and Edison’s company stopped making movies in 1918.

Still, the contributions Edison made with the Kinetoscope and the motion pictures he produced for it cannot be overstated—even if his other innovations in film and filmmaking led to some of the first advertisements and product placement in films. With a speckled legacy that includes positives like lightbulbs and negatives like the forced adoption of an inferior electrical current format, we can score this one on the plus side.

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