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« Reply #11085 on: Jul 22nd, 2014, 10:07am »

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China Says Spy Ship Operations at RIMPAC 'In Line With International Law'

Jul. 21, 2014 - 06:47PM
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

BEIJING — Beijing has defended its dispatch of a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii, near where Chinese vessels are taking part in a US-led naval exercise for the first time, reports said Monday.

The defense ministry said the vessel’s activities are in line with international law, reported the Global Times, which is close to the ruling Communist Party.

Reports in the US quoted the US Navy saying that a Chinese surveillance vessel had been found operating near the location of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercises, viewed by analysts as one step toward potentially repairing ties at a time of heightened US-China tensions.

Four ships of the People’s Liberation Army Navy with an estimated 1,100 sailors on board — a missile destroyer, missile frigate, supply ship and hospital ship — are officially taking part in the RIMPAC exercises, which began last month.

But China and the US have found themselves increasingly at odds as Beijing seeks to assert its claim to disputed territory in the East and South China Seas and as Washington seeks to shore up its influence in the region.

China’s dispatch of the surveillance ship is a reminder that relations remain fraught between the Asian giant and western superpower.

“The People’s Liberation Army naval ships’ operation in waters outside the territorial seas of other countries is in line with international law and international practice,” the Chinese defense ministry statement said.

“The Chinese side respect the rights of maritime countries in accordance with international laws, but also wishes relevant countries could respect the rights Chinese ships are entitled to enjoy by law,” it added.

US officials have affirmed that the ship is operating legally.

Previously, Washington has accused Beijing of harassing US ships operating in international waters of the South China Sea.

In 2009, tensions spiked after five Chinese ships surrounded and nearly collided with a US Navy surveillance ship in waters off south China, in one of the highest-level confrontation between both countries in recent years.

More recently, Washington last December issued a formal protest after the USS Cowpens warship was forced to maneuver to avoid a collision with a Chinese naval vessel in the same waters.

Beijing claims almost the whole of the South China Sea, even areas close to the coasts of other littoral states.

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Victorian visitation? Mystery of 'UFO photo' from 1870

A photograph showing a strange, cigar-shaped object over the top of Mount Washington showed what appeared to be an alien spacecraft - in 1870.

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A photograph showing a strange, cigar-shaped object over the top of Mount Washington showed what appeared to be an alien spacecraft - in 1870.

Debate has reignited this week over what may be among the oldest evidence of alien visitors to our world.

The picture, taken with a stereo photography camera (used at the time to create images with an illusion of depth, when viewed through a special stereoscope) is thought to be near-impossible to fake or manipulate.

Expert analysts have recently come up with new theories of the origin of the strange craft - but agree that the image is real, dated correctly and not manipulated.

The image contained tantalising clues about the otherworldly craft - some claimed it was a huge mothership, from which smaller UFOs would have descended.

Others claimed to be able to pick out a swastika emblem on the side of the craft - and UFO websites and magazines have debated the picture endlessly since it resurfaced in 2002.

When the picture went for sale on Ebay, a cinema mogul, Samuel M. Sherman the president of Independent-International Pictures Corps, won the auction - and promised to have it scientifically studied.

A UFO researcher has come up with a new theory as to what is on display in the dual image - and he claims we can rest easy in our beds, at least where time-travelling extraterrestrial Nazi spacecraft are concerned.

Ryan Mullahy the founder of the New Hampshire UFO Research website wasn’t impressed with the picture, and decided to do some further research.

As UFO enthusiasts have claimed, the picture is genuinely from 1870 - and it has not been retouched or manipulated in any way.

Mullahy found that it was a heavily cropped picture of an image titled, Frost Architecture taken by Amos Clough and Howard Kimball whilst on a meteorological expedition in the winter of 1870 to 1871.

Their pictures were given wide distribution and they even wrote a book about their adventures, ‘Mount Washington in Winter’. The book does not feature any sightings or encounters with UFOs or anything of a paranormal nature.

That’s unsurprising, given that the object in the picture hails from an origin somewhat closer than other star systems - the object is actually a wooden ‘standard’ folding ruler. These were used on the featureless, snow covered terrain to help indicate the scale of the picture.

Errol Bruce-Knapp former UFO Radio Host and Moderator of the 18 year-old UFO UpDates List is not so sure:

“Specifically on the stereoscope that Ryan Mullahy dismisses I think his conclusion is flawed. I did a simple Solarize in an art program and the result clearly shows the object in front of the clouds/mountain... Further, makers of early images would have no awareness of what we now call UFOs. Of course I've been known to be wrong about many things...”

UFO expert Robert Moore is more in favour of a mundane explanation. He says:“It's common practice for scientific pictures to be shown with a scale. I think that's all it is, a ruler or similar on a pile of ice/snow to give an idea of scale. People posing in a picture does the same thing. Sometimes scales were inked in by people to give an indication of size, one arctic explorer even inked in a man with a sled team for the purposes of scale!”

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Young MH17 victim had eerie premonition

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July 23, 2014 | 9:36am

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?”

Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his big brother Shaka at the airport so they could catch Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the first leg of their journey to Bali to visit their grandmother.

Her normally cheerful, well-traveled boy should have been excited. His silver suitcase sat in the living room, ready to go. Jetskiing and surfing in paradise awaited. But something was off. A day earlier, while playing soccer, Miguel had burst out: “How would you choose to die? What would happen to my body if I was buried? Would I not feel anything because our souls go back to God?”

And now, the night before his big trip, Miguel refused to release his mother from his grasp.

He’s just going to miss me, Calehr told herself. So she stretched out beside him and held him all night.

It was 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16. Miguel, Shaka and the 296 other people aboard Flight 17 had around 15 hours left to live.

The next morning, Samira Calehr and her friend Aan ushered her sons onto the train to the airport. They were joking and laughing. Shaka, 19, had just finished his first year of college, where he was studying textile engineering, and promised to keep an eye on Miguel. Their other brother, Mika, 16, hadn’t been able to get a seat on Flight 17 and would travel to Bali the next day.

At the check-in counter, Calehr fussed over her boys’ luggage. Shaka, meanwhile, realized he’d forgotten to pack socks. Calehr promised to buy him some and send them along with Mika.

Finally, they were outside customs. The boys hugged Calehr goodbye and walked toward passport control.

Suddenly, Miguel whirled around and ran back, throwing his arms around his mother.

“Mama, I’m going to miss you,” he said. “What will happen if the airplane crashes?”

What was this all about? she wondered.

“Don’t say that,” she said, squeezing him. “Everything will be OK.”

Shaka tried to reassure them both. “I will take care of him,” he said to his mom. “He’s my baby.”

She watched the two boys walk away. But Miguel kept looking back at his mother. His big brown eyes looked sad.

Then he vanished from view.

Flight 17 took off around 12:15 p.m. on what should have been an 11 hour and 45 minute flight.

It lasted two hours.

Calehr had just finished buying Shaka’s socks when her phone rang. It was her friend Aan. “Where are you?” he screamed. “The plane crashed!”

She made it home just in time to faint.

She grapples now with the what-ifs, the astronomical odds, the realization that the world she knew has grown alien in a blink. She thinks about how her baby boy seemed to sense that his time on earth was running short. She imagines the futures that will never be: Shaka’s dream of becoming a textile engineer, gone. Miguel’s dream of becoming a go-kart race driver, gone.

How could he have known? How could she have known?

“I should have listened to him,” she says softly. “I should have listened to him.”

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« Reply #11088 on: Jul 24th, 2014, 10:49am »

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US Pawn Yatsnyuk Resigns
Ukraine In Chaos




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Vladmir Putin: Remember The Maidan!!

Maybe Putin can send in the Peacekeepers and US can send in McCain and Nuland with several plane loads of pastry again..but without another 5 billion dollars from George it's going to be a rough ride. sad
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Maybe Putin can send in the Peacekeepers and US can send in McCain and Nuland with several plane loads of pastry again..but without another 5 billion dollars from George it's going to be a rough ride. sad


Hey Sys cheesy

I was trying to ignore the news today after I heard another plane went down. Then I saw that re: Ukraine resignation. tongue Oy!

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After the State Dept admitted their sources as social sites and youtube..I can't wait for the real answer to be found on World of Warcraft.. grin
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Russia firing artillery into Ukraine: Pentagon

By Maggie Ybarra

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Pentagon has gathered intelligence showing that Russian troops have been firing artillery across the border at the Ukraine military.

Pentagon officials on Thursday said that the destabilizing development was revealed to them via an interagency intelligence briefing this morning.

The State Department earlier in the day made public that Russia has been committing cross-border infractions. In addition, the United States is now tracking a Russian plan to supply its Ukraine-based supporters with stronger, more damaging weapons than they already have on hand, State Department spokesman Marie Harf said.

“We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to the separatist forces in Ukraine and have evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainan military positions,” she said during an afternoon press briefing.

The news comes as the Ukrainian government is showing signs of fragmenting.

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Thursday resigned, citing “the collapse of the coalition and blocking of government initiatives.” Earlier in the day, the leaders of Ukrainian political parties Svoboda and Ukranian Democratic Alliance for Reform said that they, too, planned to part ways with the governing coalition in Ukraine, according to The New York Times.

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You cant make this stuff up.Ukranian parliament voted to enact a draft for men under 50 to join an underarmed malfed underpaid army ..outlaw communist party..
and when Nikolai Levchenko said hell no..no more killing our own people.....he was attacked..




Political disagreements came to blows in the Ukraine parliament Wednesday, as lawmakers were seen punching and hitting each other in the aisles mid-meeting.

UK's The Independent is reporting that tensions were fuming after a decree was passed that would increase military reserves and enlist male citizens under 50 to combat Russian forces on the border.

Nikolai Levchenko, an member of parliament for the Party of Regions, was unhappy with the vote, telling the room the Ukrainian army has been killing people. Another member pushed him off his podium for his comments and dozens of members quickly joined the brawl.

See the heated politicians on the attack in the raw video
Political disagreements came to blows in the Ukraine parliament Wednesday, as lawmakers were seen punching and hitting each other in the aisles mid-meeting.

UK's The Independent is reporting that tensions were fuming after a decree was passed that would increase military reserves and enlist male citizens under 50 to combat Russian forces on the border.

Nikolai Levchenko, an member of parliament for the Party of Regions, was unhappy with the vote, telling the room the Ukrainian army has been killing people. Another member pushed him off his podium for his comments and dozens of members quickly joined the brawl.

See the heated politicians on the attack in the raw video




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Russians Accounts in Cyprus Frozen

Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

Ten dark suited men entered the premises of FBME bank in Cyprus on Friday afternoon and took it hostage.

It must have looked like a scene from the Matrix. And given the surrealism of how this conflict is escalating, maybe it was.

The men were from the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC). And they commandeered FBME because an obscure agency within the US government recently issued a report accusing the bank of laundering money.

It just so happens that FBME… and Cyprus in general… is where a lot of wealthy Russians hold their vast fortunes.

Bear in mind, there has been no proof that any crime was committed. There was no court hearing. No charges were read. It wasn’t even the government of Cyprus who accused them of anything.

There was just a generic report penned by some bureaucrat 10,000 miles away.

Funny thing—when HSBC got caught red-handed laundering funds for a Mexican drug cartel last year, the US government
Yet when the US government merely hints that FBME could be laundering money, the bank gets taken over at gunpoint.

Welcome to warfare in the 21st century. It’s not about battleships and ground troops anymore.

This time the adversaries are battling each other using what ultimately affects everyone: money.

And on this battlefield the US doesn’t really have many options.

US banks still form the nucleus of the global financial system, but this is quickly being replaced.

Just last week the BRICS nations met in Fortaleza, Brazil to launch the origins of a brand new, non-US financial system.

The US is still the largest economy in the world, but will likely lose this status to China by the end of the year.

The US dollar is still the most widely used currency in global trade, but even America’s closest allies (Canada, Western Europe) recognize that the time has come to move beyond the dollar.

So while the US is still running around and barking at others, it is quickly losing its capacity to bite.

Their only tactic is to haphazardly attack Russian interests wherever they can.

They’re sanctioning Russian companies. They’re trying to torpedo international support for Russia. And now they’ve resorted to plundering Russian assets held in other sovereign nations.

Imagine you’re Qatar. Or China. Or Kuwait. Or Singapore. Or anyone else who holds substantial amounts of US debt.

All of these countries understand the lesson loud and clear: when the US doesn’t like you, they will do everything they can to make your life difficult.

Does this inspire confidence? If you’re holding hundreds of billions of dollars of US Treasuries, does this really improve your level of trust in the US?

Probably not.

By terrorizing Russian interests, the Obama administration is begging the rest of the world to reconsider their misplaced trust in the United States.

All these foreign countries really have to do if they want to retaliate is start dumping their US Treasuries. Or simply stop rolling over when the notes mature.


That will cause catastrophic consequences in the United States. Interest rates will soar, inflation will kick in, and the government will be even closer to default than it already is.

Inexplicably, Mr. Obama is practically begging the world to do this. It’s tremendously arrogant.

It’s like the economic warfare equivalent of Napoleon pompously leading his overstretched, exhausted army into Russia.

And neither Napoleon nor Obama gave the slightest consideration to the big picture consequences.

At $17.6 trillion in debt, the US is trying to wage economic war without any ammunition. It’s not something that is going to work out well for them.


Cyprus Bank Official captured on Film Demanding Banks Money Back!!

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Missing Alaska Family of Four Case Gets Even More Sinister


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US Air Force veteran Brandon Jividen, 37, his girlfriend Rebecca Adams, 22, and her daughters Michelle and Jaracca Hundley, aged six and three, vanished in unexplained circumstances from their home on the Kenai Peninsula some time after May 27.
The country’s biggest search in 20 years, which involved Alaskan State Troopers, FBI agents, a canine scent detection team, police dogs, helicopters, small planes, boats and even drones, failed to locate any trace of the family in the wild, wooded area surrounding their California St four-plex
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AS the baffling disappearance of an entire family from a tiny Alaskan town enters its seventh week, fears are growing about a possible link to an estranged relative and her criminal associates.
Police found their first-floor unit locked with no sign of forced entry, a struggle or foul play.

All the family’s belongings, including wallets, clothing, camping gear and Jaracca’s nappy bag, had been left behind. Breakfast was still on the table and their jackets were draped over chairs at the table.
Both the couple’s vehicles were parked outside and the girls’ car seats remained in place.

The family’s English springer spaniel, Sparks, is also missing and relatives say they are clinging to this as an indication the family is still alive and in hiding. But from whom, or what?
For weeks, family members and local Kenai residents have pointed the finger of suspicion at Ms Adams’ former mother-in-law, Lisa Marie Hundley.

The 46-year-old is the grandmother of Michelle and Jaracca, whose biological father Jaramiah Hundley was killed in a Kenai motorcycle accident at the age of 23 on May 30 2012 — two years to the day before the family vanished.
On June 13, US Marshals and an Alaskan State Trooper arrested Hundley in Tennessee on contempt of court charges relating to a 2010 drug possession and trafficking conviction.

FBI special agent Steve Forrest then revealed that Hundley would also be questioned over the disappearance of Mr Jividen, Ms Adams and her daughters before being extradited back to Alaska.

Hundley was bailed days later and remains free in Tennessee with no word about when her extradition will take place. She uses her Facebook page to protest her innocence and share posters of her missing granddaughters, their mother and Mr Jividen.
But she remains the target of accusations — including from her own estranged father Biff Hundley.

Tensions run high on the Seeking Alaska’s Missing Facebook page as relatives (Biff Hundley is Lisa Marie Hundley’s father) friends and even strangers throw around accusations.

Court documents show that Hundley was arrested with her then boyfriend, James P Clarke, a registered sex offender, on charges of methamphetamine possession, growing marijuana, gun theft and sexually mistreating a 14-year-old girl.
Hundley and Clarke were also charged with giving methamphetamine and alcohol to a minor.

Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement agent Jay Sjogren said a raid on the couple’s home in Soldotna (another small town neighbouring Kenai) uncovered more than two ounces of methamphetamine as well as three stolen guns and 10 other firearms.
“All statements from the (alleged) 14-year-old victim led to the search warrants, which led to the eventual arrests and charges,” Agent Sjogren said.

It has also emerged that Hundley was in a legal battle with Rebecca Adams over the estate of Jaramiah Hundley in the months prior to the young mother’s disappearance.
Strange behaviour exhibited by Ms Adams in the days before the family vanished indicated she knew trouble was on the horizon.

On May 27, the last day she was seen or heard from, Ms Adams called her older sister Lanell Adams in Washington to cancel a Skype session they had planned for their young children.
Lanell told police Rebecca sounded distressed during the conversation but refused to reveal what was wrong, saying only: “know that love you” before ringing off.

Unsettled by the tone of the conversation and Rebecca’s ominous last words, Lanell Adams called their mother Jeanine and asked her to check in on her.

According to Lanell, Jeanine Adams did so, reporting back that she thought Rebecca “looked like she had been crying”, but had dismissed it as “hormone-related”. The reference to “hormones” would later lead to pregnancy rumours on social media.
Investigators confirmed they have located two pieces of video surveillance footage from May 18 and May 22, both showing Rebecca Adams and her daughters in the Kenai area.

There is also footage of Ms Adams at the wheel of Mr Jividen’s black Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck on the morning of May 25 taken from CCTV at a Kenai store that police refuse to name.
Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl has called on friends and relatives to come forward with more background information on the family, saying the key to finding them may lie in their past.
“It’s a mystery,” Chief Sandahl told People Magazine.

“But finding them is definitely the highest priority of our department.”

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What an awful story. A whole family missing.

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VIDEO: Former Megadeath drummer Nick Menza 'films UFO' in the California sky

The astounded musician said it was ‘awesome’ in comments on the clip of the July 14 incident.

BY Lee Moran
Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:47 AM

Did ex-Megadeath drummer Nick Menza really see a UFO flying high in the California sky?

That's the astonishing claim being made by the 50-year-old musician, who's posted footage of the alleged incident online.

The 77-second YouTube clip shows a dim, slow-moving object hovering above Studio City - before eventually disappearing into the clouds.

"I was standing in my front yard with my two boys and this what we saw," the German-born dad wrote of the July 14 incident.







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Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water



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A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.

This study is the first to quantify the amount that groundwater contributes to the water needs of western states. According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the federal water management agency, the basin has been suffering from prolonged, severe drought since 2000 and has experienced the driest 14-year period in the last hundred years.

The research team used data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite mission to track changes in the mass of the Colorado River Basin, which are related to changes in water amount on and below the surface. Monthly measurements of the change in water mass from December 2004 to November 2013 revealed the basin lost nearly 53 million acre feet (65 cubic kilometers) of freshwater, almost double the volume of the nation's largest reservoir, Nevada's Lake Mead. More than three-quarters of the total -- about 41 million acre feet (50 cubic kilometers) -- was from groundwater.

"We don't know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don't know when we're going to run out," said Stephanie Castle, a water resources specialist at the University of California, Irvine, and the study's lead author. "This is a lot of water to lose. We thought that the picture could be pretty bad, but this was shocking."

Water above ground in the basin's rivers and lakes is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and its losses are documented. Pumping from underground aquifers is regulated by individual states and is often not well documented.

"There's only one way to put together a very large-area study like this, and that is with satellites," said senior author Jay Famiglietti, senior water cycle scientist at JPL on leave from UC Irvine, where he is an Earth system science professor. "There's just not enough information available from well data to put together a consistent, basin-wide picture."

Famiglietti said GRACE is like having a giant scale in the sky. Within a given region, the change in mass due to rising or falling water reserves influences the strength of the local gravitational attraction. By periodically measuring gravity regionally, GRACE reveals how much a region's water storage changes over time.

The Colorado River is the only major river in the southwestern United States. Its basin supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states, as well as irrigating roughly four million acres of farmland.

"The Colorado River Basin is the water lifeline of the western United States," said Famiglietti. "With Lake Mead at its lowest level ever, we wanted to explore whether the basin, like most other regions around the world, was relying on groundwater to make up for the limited surface-water supply. We found a surprisingly high and long-term reliance on groundwater to bridge the gap between supply and demand."

Famiglietti noted that the rapid depletion rate will compound the problem of short supply by leading to further declines in streamflow in the Colorado River.

"Combined with declining snowpack and population growth, this will likely threaten the long-term ability of the basin to meet its water allocation commitments to the seven basin states and to Mexico," Famiglietti said.

The study has been accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, which posted the manuscript online Thursday. Coauthors included other scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. The research was funded by NASA and the University of California.

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/july/satellite-study-reveals-parched-us-west-using-up-underground-water/index.html

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