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« Reply #9540 on: Nov 26th, 2013, 11:34am »

CRYSTAL,
THAT DOES LOOK QUITE INTERESTING...A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF ANGLE OF DECLINATION WITH RESPECT TO PHOTON DISRUPTION...(SHADOW PLACEMENT grin)...SEEMS TO BE IN-SYNC...
NICE WORK...

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« Reply #9541 on: Nov 26th, 2013, 7:50pm »

on Nov 26th, 2013, 11:20am, HAL9000 wrote:
Crystal,

Are there any co-ordinates available.

HAL


Hi HAL cheesy,

I looked at another posting from the same group/person of this sighting and no co-ordinates were given there either. Here's their YouTube address:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw9pDSkbPXEaBrSp_mnDIyw

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It would sure be nice if they had given co-ordinates.

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« Reply #9542 on: Nov 26th, 2013, 7:53pm »

on Nov 26th, 2013, 11:34am, ZETAR wrote:
CRYSTAL,
THAT DOES LOOK QUITE INTERESTING...A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF ANGLE OF DECLINATION WITH RESPECT TO PHOTON DISRUPTION...(SHADOW PLACEMENT grin)...SEEMS TO BE IN-SYNC...
NICE WORK...

SHALOM...Z



HELLO Z grin

IT IS AN INTERESTING CLIP. CAN YOU DOCTOR IT TO MAKE THE SHADOW? I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CGI.

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« Reply #9543 on: Nov 26th, 2013, 8:44pm »

CRYSTAL,
YEAH...ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE...AND...THE MORE I LOOK...MY CURIOSITY ABOUNDS AS THE OBJECT SEEMS QUASI TRANSPARENT AS THE SURFACE STRUCTURE IS VISIBLE THROUGH SAID OBJECT...HAVING SAID THAT...IT'S QUITE UNUSUAL TO HAVE SHADOWS FROM TRANSPARENT OBJECTS...NOW CLOAKING...HMMM...THE OBJECT ITSELF APPEARS AS IF IT'S IN SOME TYPE OF TRANSITION/MORPH...NOT LIKE YE OLE NUT-N-BOLT TECHNOLOGY...
IF IT IS CGI...ONE HECK OF A CREATIVE MIND...MOREOVER WITHOUT ORIGINAL FOOTAGE EXIF DATA...HARD TO BE CONCLUSIVE...BUT INDEED THOUGHT PROVOKING!!!

OH...THAT TREE IN THE YARD WITH TESS'S PICTURE....MY GOODNESS...HOW OLD IS THAT BUGGER...IT'S MASSIVE AT THE BASE...TYPICAL ARIZONA TREE?....

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« Reply #9544 on: Nov 26th, 2013, 10:44pm »

Forget about it

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/how-scientists-are-learning-shape-our-memory?dom=PSC&loc=slider&lnk=1&con=spotless-minds
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Roadside bombs, childhood abuse, car accidents—they form memories that can shape (and damage) us for a lifetime. Now, a handful of studies have shown that we’re on the verge of erasing and even rewriting memories. The hope is that this research will lead to medical treatments, especially for addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Researchers have known for decades that memories are unreliable. They’re particularly adjustable when actively recalled because at that point they’re pulled out of a stable molecular state. Last spring, scientists published a study performed at the University of Washington in which adult volunteers completed a survey about their eating and drinking habits before age 16. A week later, they were given personalized analyses of their answers that stated—falsely—that they had gotten sick from rum or vodka as a teen. One in five not only didn’t notice the lie, but also recalled false memories about it and rated that beverage as less desirable than they had before. Studies like these point to possible treatments for mental health problems. Both PTSD and addiction disorders hinge on memories that can trigger problematic behaviors, such as crippling fear caused by loud noises or cravings brought about by the sight of drug paraphernalia.

Studies have found chemical compounds that can be used to subdue or even delete memories.Several studies have found chemical compounds that can be used to subdue or even delete memories in mice (and maybe someday in people). In June, a report led by an Emory University researcher showed that SR-8993, a drug that acts on the brain’s opioid receptors, can prevent a fear memory from forming. Researchers strapped mice to a wooden board for two hours—a stressful experience that later gave them a heightened sense of fear similar to PTSD. But mice given SR-8993 before or after the stressful incident were less likely to end up this way. Another study identified a drug, Latrunculin A, that can erase memories days later. The researchers trained rodents to consume methamphetamine in an environment with distinctive visual, tactile, and scent cues such as black walls, gridded floors, and the scent of vanilla or peppermint. Rodents that were injected with Latrunculin A two days later didn’t seek out meth when returned to that environment, but others did. Latrunculin A is known to mess up scaffolding that supports connections between neurons. Considering how broadly these two drugs affect the brain, there’s a possibility of serious side effects.

To make more targeted treatments, researchers will ultimately need to understand how the brain’s neurons encode each memory. Last year, Susumu Tonegawa at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported that individual memories in mice leave telltale molecular signatures in the brain’s hippocampus region. In July, his group caused mice to falsely associate an old memory with a new context—essentially creating a false memory. First, they genetically engineered a mouse so that when its hippocampal cells were activated, they would be tagged with a protein that the researchers could switch on later. Then, they put the mouse in an unfamiliar cage. The next day, they moved it to a strikingly different cage (smelly with black walls). Then, at precisely the same time, they gave it an uncomfortable shock and switched on the tagging protein to briefly activate cells that had been active in the old cage. When they put the mouse back in the old cage, it froze as if afraid—as if it had a false memory of being shocked there.

The idea of scientists manipulating memory does, naturally, sound a bit creepy. But it also points to some possible good: treatment for millions of people tormented by real memories. And that’s something worth remembering.
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« Reply #9545 on: Nov 27th, 2013, 12:21am »

Is it Anti Semitic not to circumcise a boy...anti Muslim not to circumcise a girl?
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An Israeli woman has been sentenced to paying $140 per day for refusing to circumcise her one year old son until the boy undergoes the procedure as required by Jewish law.

“The baby was born with a medical problem, so we couldn’t circumcise him on the eighth day as is customary,” Haaretz has quoted the boy’s mother Elinor as saying.

The boy is now over one year old.

“As time went on, I started reading about what actually happens in circumcision, and I realized that I couldn’t do that to my son. He’s perfect just as he is,” the mother said.

However, Jerusalem court judges suspected that the mother could be withholding the procedure “as a tool to make headway in [her] divorce struggle,” according to the newspaper. The case has also shed light on what judges say is widespread discrimination against the Jewish custom.

On October, 29 a Netanya rabbinical court – a part of the country's justice system that oversees matters of religion, including marriage and divorce in cases of country's Jewish citizens - ruled the mother must have her son circumcised within a week after Elinor’s husband demanded that the procedure take place.

According to the woman, the baby’s father initially supported the decision to not circumcise the boy, but as they began discussing their divorce in the rabbinical court, he unexpectedly changed his mind.

“Circumcision is a standard surgical procedure that is performed on every Jewish baby boy, so when one of the parents demands it, the other cannot delay it except where it is proven to be medically dangerous,” said the judges, Rabbis Michael Amos, Shneur Pardes and Ariel Yannai, according to Haaretz.

The woman’s lawyer argued that the rabbinical court had no authority to compel her to circumcise her son.

“I have no right to cut his organ and mutilate him. And the court has no right to force me to do so,” the woman reportedly told Channel 2 News on Monday evening.

The woman appealed the decision to a higher rabbinical court, but was denied that appeal on Sunday. The court also left in place the $140 fine that she is obligated to pay for every day that her son remains uncircumcised.

“If the mother is given the opportunity to prevent the circumcision or use her objection [to the procedure] as a tool to make headway in the divorce struggle, we could find ourselves facing a flood of cases like these, and then divorce proceedings will take on a terrifying dimension,” the judges, rabbis Tzion Boaron, Masoud Elhadad and Shmuel Shahor, said.

“This trend must be stopped immediately for the common good, which takes precedence over that of the individual,” they added.

The fine has so far reached over $700.

“I don’t have the means; I’m not working,” the woman told a local TV channel, according to The Times of Israel.

Now the woman plans to appeal to the High Court of Justice to annul the rabbinical court's decision.

During the recent hearing, the court also addressed current anti-circumcision sentiments around the world, particularly in Europe and the US.

“We have been seeing public and legal fights against circumcision in the United States and Europe for quite some time,” they said, adding that the people of Israel stand “united against this phenomenon” and see it “as another aspect of the anti-Semitic acts that must be fought."
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« Reply #9546 on: Nov 27th, 2013, 02:38am »

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/27-animals-died-during-filming-of-hollywood-blockbuster-the-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey-says-report-8965357.html


A number of animals were injured or killed during the production of some of last year’s biggest blockbusters, including Life of Pi and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, while the HBO horse-racing drama Luck was cancelled after four horses died during filming.

The report by The Hollywood Reporter accuses the American Humane Association (AHA) – the issuer of the familiar “no animals were harmed” credit – of not only failing to protect animals on set, but also of covering up those lapses. The real-life Bengal tiger that played the circus animal “Richard Parker” in the director Ang Lee’s acclaimed Life of Pi was reported to have almost “drowned” during a sequence that was shot in a water tank in Taiwan; the report claims the animal was snagged with a catch rope and dragged to the side of the tank.

The Oscar-winning film was awarded the “no animals were harmed” stamp, despite an AHA official having witnessed the incident.

Frankly the comments were better than the article and see where HAL gets his humorcheesy



JCorneliuss
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Bad


Mag0Lag
• 5 hours ago

stupid film anyway



and four children die of hunger every minute of every day... but that's not newsworthy enough...



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Jack F. Trolls komunicant
• an hour ago

Yeah feed them with animals so we can have another few billion humans.

How_delightful komunicant

Tch... poor parenting.

Workshy to boot?

Big Oil Conspiracy Theory

crap newspaper


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How_delightful
• 7 hours ago

In other news: Gardeners are to be jailed for standing on snails.

Jack F. Trolls How_delightful


Nobody's going to be jailed. A bit overdrawn to expect gardeners to be commended for standing on snails either, don't you think ? No patience for complex things, let's keep it simple - eat or be eaten. Be our food or be our slaves, gung ho.
Evolution will solve our "problems', too...



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StopPress
• 8 hours ago

I see we are being heavily censored again as to what we can or can not discuss. Becoming a waste of time here.


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How_delightful StopPress
• 6 hours ago

Its now entertainment more than news.

Play the music while the ship sinks.


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SteB1
• 9 hours ago

It sounds like the AHA are running a bit of a scam. It's always seemed very unlikely in the extreme given the type of scene filmed with animals, that no animals were harmed during these films. Anyone familiar with animal behaviour will be aware how easy it is for an animal to get spooked and injure itself.

In other words it always sounded like a necessary sop to salve the conscience of viewers for the sake of commericial success. Sadly according to this, it appears to reveal that this is the rather shabby truth.

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tyke87 SteB1


Just as Fair Trade is a scam.


I have a Shiba Inu at home who is the biggest wimp and he is constantly spooking himself and falling off furniture/banging his head/tumbling down the stairs; the only things he has to contend with at home are me, my partner and his canine sister who is a 7yr old pug - I can't imagine what being on/around a film set does to an animal.

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modernredeye
• 10 hours ago

You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

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Raimo Kangasniemi
• 10 hours ago

Loved the film, but this is unacceptable and outrageous.


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Whinger
• 10 hours ago

Oh my god will these films ever end? I was near killing myself during the Lord of the Rings and still it goes on. Please make them stop - I will sacrifice another goat if you please stop these awful films.


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extoox Whinger

Good grief, what is WRONG with you and your kind? Here's a bit of simple advice for you. If you're going to do nothing but moan about films which brings fans pleasure, generates jobs and tourism revenue, then....DON'T GO TO SEE THEM. Is that simple enough for your whingeing brain to understand?
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Trippy2 Whinger

Quite an apt moniker you have there.


So that's "27 animals allegedly died ...." then?


I nearly died myself watching The Hobbit, it was such a terrible film....


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• 12 hours ago

So the DVD is not for Christmas then?



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An elderly giraffe died during the movie’s production run

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Shouldn't the elderly have a health check before running ?

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Incredible nonsense. We kill animals on an industrial scale for food. I almost drowned myself once.


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How_delightful Cuig
• 6 hours ago

But you would still be upset if someone kicked your dog to death.

LeStori How_delightful

If it is like the dogs around me that bark at their own flatulence.....

Australia sends live animals in their tens of thousands in 'inhuman' condiitons to Muslim Countries where they are treated badly before being butchered in its most literal sense. Indonesia, Middle East. Meanwhile in Brition chasing Foxes on horses is considered a sport.


Here in 'Brition' hunting animals with dogs is a criminal offence.


…and of course, nobody still practices it. All these upper-class Hell's Angels who rampage around the countryside in their hunting gear are only drag hunting. Really, that's all they're doing. They never pick up the scent of a fox and chase it to death. Honestly, they don't. And they're caring people too; they don't have their dogs and horses put down when they get too old. Honestly and truly.
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Mustafa SENE Cuig
• 11 hours ago

Surely there is a difference between people eating animals and the entertainment industry killing them and later covering the matter up with a hypocritical 'No-animals-were-harmed'. Let's not even think about the carbon footprint of any film set.
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« Reply #9547 on: Nov 27th, 2013, 10:31am »

on Nov 26th, 2013, 8:44pm, ZETAR wrote:
CRYSTAL,
YEAH...ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE...AND...THE MORE I LOOK...MY CURIOSITY ABOUNDS AS THE OBJECT SEEMS QUASI TRANSPARENT AS THE SURFACE STRUCTURE IS VISIBLE THROUGH SAID OBJECT...HAVING SAID THAT...IT'S QUITE UNUSUAL TO HAVE SHADOWS FROM TRANSPARENT OBJECTS...NOW CLOAKING...HMMM...THE OBJECT ITSELF APPEARS AS IF IT'S IN SOME TYPE OF TRANSITION/MORPH...NOT LIKE YE OLE NUT-N-BOLT TECHNOLOGY...
IF IT IS CGI...ONE HECK OF A CREATIVE MIND...MOREOVER WITHOUT ORIGINAL FOOTAGE EXIF DATA...HARD TO BE CONCLUSIVE...BUT INDEED THOUGHT PROVOKING!!!

OH...THAT TREE IN THE YARD WITH TESS'S PICTURE....MY GOODNESS...HOW OLD IS THAT BUGGER...IT'S MASSIVE AT THE BASE...TYPICAL ARIZONA TREE?....

SHALOM...Z


GOOD MORNING Z cheesy

SO IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH THIS MIGHT BE AN ACTUAL "CATCH". INTERESTING. VERY INTERESTING.

WE LIVE IN BIRCH BAY WASHINGTON STATE NOW Z. I WAS RAISED IN ARIZONA. THESE ARE GREAT WESTERN CEDARS. THEY MUST BE ABOUT A HUNDRED YEARS OLD FROM THE LOOK OF THEM. WHEN THE WIND GETS GOING AROUND HERE IT MAKES YOUR HAIR STAND ON END WATCHING THOSE TREES WHIP AROUND! BUT THEY ARE TOUGH AND SEEM TO WITHSTAND THE STORMS. THE THREE OR FOUR THAT WERE AIMED RIGHT AT THE HOUSE WERE TRIMMED LAST YEAR AFTER WE HAD TO RUN OUT ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND WAIT OUT A BIG STORM THAT BENT THE TREES ALMOST HALFWAY TO THE GROUND. THAT WAS HAIRY. NOW WE DON'T HAVE TO RUN WHEN THE STORMS HIT. IF ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS COMES DOWN IT WILL ONLY CRUSH OUR CAR, HOPEFULLY tongue

IT'S WORTH LIVING HERE. I CAN'T TAKE THE 116 DEGREE HEAT IN ARIZONA ANYMORE. TOO HOT! WHEN I WAS GROWING UP THE PHOENIX AREA HAD A LOT OF FARMS AND CITRUS GROVES AND IT WASN'T PAVED VIRTUALLY EVERY SQUARE INCH OF THE VALLEY. THEY PUT IN HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS WHERE FARMS AND GROVES USED TO BE. SO IT GETS HOT AND STAYS HOT ALL NIGHT.

MY FAMILY IS STILL THERE SO I DO MISS THEM VERY MUCH. BUT I JUST COULDN'T STAND THE HEAT ANYMORE. THE HUSBAND IS SUCH A GENEROUS PERSON THAT HE WAS WILLING TO MOVE TO WASHINGTON STATE. HE WAS A WEE BIT TIRED OF THE HEAT ALSO.

HOPE YOUR THANKSGIVING IS GOING WELL SO FAR. WE ARE CHUGGING ALONG HERE. NO STORMS TO SCARE THE TAR OUT OF US YET. grin

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Good morning Sys cheesy

The circumcision I'll skip talking about since I don't have personal experience about it.... grin

The research on memories and PTSD is wonderful. If they can find a way to help people with this it would be amazing! For addiction and returning vets it would make their world so much better. Strange the way the mind works.

And what the heck is Hollywood doing to the animals!!!huh I thought they were carefully watched during filming! Seems Hollywood talks a good game on many subjects but don't back that talk up.

Hope you are having a good holiday.

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Der Spiegel

Land Grab: Foreign Firms Drive Cambodians from Farms

By Andreas Lorenz
November 27, 2013 – 01:12 PM

Everyone in the Cambodian village of Chouk remembers what happened on the morning of May 19, 2006, when bulldozers appeared on National Route 48, which cuts through the town. Men from a Thai company, Khon Kaen Sugar Industry PCL, presented the Cambodian villagers with documents and said: "This land now belongs to us."

Dozens of farmers tried to stop the bulldozers when they began leveling their rice fields. The police arrived at the scene, shots were fired and a female protester was injured. A barbed-wire fence now surrounds the fields, which have since become a sugarcane plantation. Farmer Teng Kao, 53, winds his way through fences, jumps across ditches and finally points to a spot in the distance. "Back there," he says. "That was where my fields were."

Two hundred families from Chouk lost their livelihood that day. "We aren't poor - we're very poor," says farmer Chea Sok. "I can no longer afford three meals a day." Many young people have left Chouk, with some becoming migrant workers in Thailand and Malaysia.

Many Cambodians have suffered the same fate as the villagers from Chouk. Companies and privileged elites, often members of the ruling Cambodian Peoples' Party under Prime Minister Hun Sen, are taking possession of fields and forested areas.

The companies, often foreign, receive "economic land concessions" from the government when they need land for plantations and factories. Cambodian non-governmental organizations estimate that about 400,000 people have been driven out in this fashion since 2003.

'Great Injustice'

Land grabbing is a worldwide phenomenon, but Cambodia is unique because the German government plays a controversial role there. According to human rights activists, German taxpayer money is being used to fund a program that inadvertently benefits the land grabbers.

"We are on the road to becoming a society of large land owners," says Lao Mong Hay, a veteran Cambodian civil rights activist. With his white beard, he resembles a Confucian scholar. "The ruling elite is allied with big business, and together they are making a quick buck," he says. He presses his fingers together to illustrate this unholy alliance. "All they need is the land, a few saws and a few tractors," he says, "and before long the forest has been cut down."

Companies are taking advantage of an unclear legal situation. No one knows exactly which land is privately owned and which land belongs to the government, partly because the relevant documents disappeared years ago. The Khmer Rouge, who ruled the country from 1975 to 1979, declared every square centimeter of Cambodian territory to be government property.

The parliament has since passed legislation that entitles every Cambodian to the land he or she has farmed for at least five years. If the land is taken away, the owner is to be compensated. But there is "great injustice," says Lao Mong Hay. "The laws are bad, and they are poorly implemented."

Veil of Secrecy

Christina Warning of German Agro Action (Welthungerhilfe) has experienced this firsthand. "In one village," she says, "they got people drunk so they would place their fingerprints at the bottom of a contract. All they received in compensation was clothing, medication and mobile phones." And they no longer owned their fields.

Last year, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia reported that only a minority benefits from the awarding of land concessions, while businesses operate "behind a veil of secrecy."

The situation in Cambodia also raises questions about the degree to which foreign aid workers can work together with an authoritarian regime. Land grabbing is likely to be a subject of German-Cambodian talks in Phnom Penh in early December. German Green Party politician Thilo Hoppe wants Berlin to "suspend government cooperation" if necessary. The World Bank took a similar step when it cancelled loans in 2011 to Cambodia over the evictions of poor landowners.

The Cambodian government is at least promising to establish greater legal certainty. Under its plan, all citizens will be able to register their property, for which a land registry agency is being created. About 2 million people had land titles by the end of 2012.

German Role

Germany is assisting the Cambodian government in developing the agency. Land registry experts with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) have advised Cambodian officials since 2002. But now "the Germans have become part of the problem" says Eang Vuthy of the NGO Equitable Cambodia.

Other civil rights activists and German aid workers accuse GIZ of glossing over the fact that Prime Minister Hun Sen is merely using the project to create the impression that the underhanded land grabs are legal, and they argue that he has no intention of fairly distributing land.

For instance, the Germans are not permitted to travel out into the countryside to verify that the assignment of land titles is in fact being implemented. According to Vuthy, Premier Hun Sen would consider it interference in his country's internal affairs if the Germans were to review individual cases to ensure that their project is indeed creating justice. "But the Germans ought to know what is being done with their tax money," says Vuthy.

GIZ Regional Director Adelbert Eberhardt's office is located in a building near the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh. He's familiar with the criticism of his program. Nevertheless, he says, "if you want to make anything happen, you have to work together with government agencies. This makes you vulnerable. It's a balancing act we have to put up with." But Eberhardt notes that the benefits of the program outweigh its drawbacks. "We will create legal certainty for 6 million people," he says. "Two million have it already."

The Foreign Ministry in Berlin also defends the cooperation with Hun Sen. In a closed-door discussion about the land program with experts in Phnom Penh, a diplomat pointed out that the German government cannot force the prime minister to do anything. "Constructive engagement" is better than terminating the cooperative arrangement with Hun Sen. "We can't achieve everything everywhere at the same time," the diplomat says.

EU Resolution

Manfred Hornung of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, who works a few kilometers away from Eberhardt's office, says: "The people at GIZ have no proof of the 2 million land titles. After all, they haven't been out in the countryside, and they have no idea about what's going on."

The European Union's approach is even more controversial, because it indirectly facilitates the land grabs. In 2009, Brussels granted Cambodia the right to export sugar to the EU duty free. But that only exacerbated the problem, says Evi Schueller, an American lawyer with the Cambodian human rights organization Licadho. "Thousands suffer when they lose their land to make way for sugarcane plantations," she says.

In 2012, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the sugar business, criticizing what it calls "serious human rights violations in connection with land concessions."

However, the European Commission refuses to suspend Cambodia's duty-free access privilege for all of it exports. "It doesn't recognize the report by the UN special rapporteur," says Schueller. "Instead, it wants one from the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. That's absurd."

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/foreign-companies-are-taking-farmlands-away-from-cambodians-a-935801.html

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HEY AGAIN Z,

I TOOK THIS PHOTO OF BIRCH BAY LOOKING EAST WITH MT. BAKER IN THE BACKGROUND FROM THE TOP OF THE STEPS TO THE BEACH. BIRCH BAY IS 45 MILES SOUTH OF VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND 100 MILES NORTH OF SEATTLE WASHINGTON. WE ARE FOUR MILES FROM THE BORDER ON THE NORTH PUGET SOUND. BIGFOOT COUNTRY grin

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« Reply #9552 on: Nov 27th, 2013, 11:30am »

CRYSTAL,

YEAH...I.WAS SCRATCHING.MY HEAD TRYING TO FIGURE WHAT LOOKED BE A CEDAR IN ARIZONA...NOW...YOUR CLARIFICATION INDEED MAKES SENSE....

I WOULD THINK BRUCE MACCABEE WOULD BE THE BEST TO OPINE ON THIS OBJECT...WHEN ONE LOOKS AT IT....IT HAS AN OUTER RIM SURROUNDING THE ENTIRE OBJECT WITH AN INNER ASPECT AND CENTER POINT...PROTOCOL IS CRITICAL IN ANY ANALYSIS...THAT INFAMOUS CHECK LIST...IT HELPS TO HAVE ORIGINAL FOOTAGE/DATA ASSOCIATED...ALWAYS WISHED DR.MACCABEE HAD JOINED CASEBOOK BUT HAVING SAID THAT I'M GUESSING HE WOULD BE INUNDATED WITH...WHUZZZ....DIS.....WHUZZZZ DAT....BUT HE IS AN OPEN APPROACHABLE ACADEMICIAN...AND HAS OPINED ON A NUMBER OF LAY REQUESTS PRESENTED HIM...AND...CALLS IT HOW HE SEES IT...STRAIGHT SHOOTER!!!
MOREOVER,THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WITNESSES WHEREIN THEY DESCRIBE PHENOMENA TO MORPH...INCREASE/DECREASE IN SIZE...SUCH ABILITY...(OF COURSE ONE WOULD HAVE TO BE IN THE INNER-INNER LOOP TO REALLY KNOW) BUT...NOT IN OUR TERRESTRIAL BAG OF TRICKS...MY CAVEAT TO THIS HAS BEEN ADDRESSED.

THANKS FOR YOUR WELL WISHES AND MUCH MORE TO YOU (AND ALL.AT CASEBOOK) IN HAVING A HAPPY THANKSGIVING...THEY ARE COOKING IN THE KITCHEN AS I TYPE...GONNA SEE IF I CAN SNAG A PRE-TURKEY DAY TASTE grin

SHALOM...Z
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« Reply #9553 on: Nov 27th, 2013, 11:49am »

CRYSTAL,

WOW...WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SHOT...BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF MT. MCKINLEY...MT. HOOD...WE DO HAVE ONE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY grin

THANKS FOR SHARING...

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« Reply #9554 on: Nov 27th, 2013, 2:22pm »

Rare Giant circle of ice forms and spins in middle of Sheyanne River

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