Thursday, December 19, 2013

What the hell is this?

Has anyone seen THIS website? It is kind of sick, is it some prank, or hoax? I am not sure yet, what i do know is that the clock on the website counts down to January 4th 2014, reference to Cicada 3301? Occult? Knights Templar (what they call themselves)?

Leave your thoughts in a comment..

Friday, November 29, 2013

World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years.  In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel. 
She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rule the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning.  According to Hudes, the elite use a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet. 
Karen HudesThe goal is control.  They want all of us enslaved to debt, they want all of our governments enslaved to debt, and they want all of our politicians addicted to the huge financial contributions that they funnel into their campaigns.  Since the elite also own all of the big media companies, the mainstream media never lets us in on the secret that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way that our system works.
Remember, this is not some “conspiracy theorist” that is saying these things.  This is a Yale-educated attorney that worked inside the World Bank for more than two decades.  The following summary of her credentials comes directly from her website
Karen Hudes studied law at Yale Law School and economics at the University of Amsterdam. She worked in the US Export Import Bank of the US from 1980-1985 and in the Legal Department of the World Bank from 1986-2007. She established the Non Governmental Organization Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations of the American Branch of the International Law Association.
Today, Hudes is trying very hard to expose the corrupt financial system that the global elite are using to control the wealth of the world.  During an interview with the New American, she discussed how we are willingly allowing this group of elitists to totally dominate the resources of the planet…
A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve. The network has seized control of the media to cover up its crimes, too, she explained. In an interview with The New American, Hudes said that when she tried to blow the whistle on multiple problems at the World Bank, she was fired for her efforts. Now, along with a network of fellow whistleblowers, Hudes is determined to expose and end the corruption. And she is confident of success.
Citing an explosive 2011 Swiss study published in the PLOS ONE journal on the “network of global corporate control,” Hudes pointed out that a small group of entities — mostly financial institutions and especially central banks — exert a massive amount of influence over the international economy from behind the scenes. “What is really going on is that the world’s resources are being dominated by this group,” she explained, adding that the “corrupt power grabbers” have managed to dominate the media as well. “They’re being allowed to do it.”
Previously, I have written about the Swiss study that Hudes mentioned.  It was conducted by a team of researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.  They studied the relationships between 37 million companies and investors worldwide, and what they discovered is that there is a “super-entity” of just 147 very tightly knit mega-corporations that controls 40 percent of the entire global economy
When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a “super-entity” of 147 even more tightly knit companies – all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity – that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. “In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,” says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.
But the global elite don’t just control these mega-corporations.  According to Hudes, they also dominate the unelected, unaccountable organizations that control the finances of virtually every nation on the face of the planet.  The World Bank, the IMF and central banks such as the Federal Reserve literally control the creation and the flow of money worldwide.
At the apex of this system is the Bank for International Settlements.  It is the central bank of central banks, and posted below is a video where you can watch Hudes tell Greg Hunter of the following…
“We don’t have to wait for anybody to fire the Fed or Bank for International Settlements . . . some states have already started to recognize silver and gold, the precious metals, as currency”
Most people have never even heard of the Bank for International Settlements, but it is an extremely important organization.  In a previous article, I described how this “central bank of the world” is literally immune to the laws of all national governments…
An immensely powerful international organization that most people have never even heard of secretly controls the money supply of the entire globe.  It is called the Bank for International Settlements, and it is the central bank of central banks.  It is located in Basel, Switzerland, but it also has branches in Hong Kong and Mexico City.  It is essentially an unelected, unaccountable central bank of the world that has complete immunity from taxation and from national laws.  Even Wikipedia admits that “it is not accountable to any single national government.“  The Bank for International Settlements was used to launder money for the Nazis during World War II, but these days the main purpose of the BIS is to guide and direct the centrally-planned global financial system.  Today, 58 global central banks belong to the BIS, and it has far more power over how the U.S. economy (or any other economy for that matter) will perform over the course of the next year than any politician does.  Every two months, the central bankers of the world gather in Basel for another “Global Economy Meeting”.  During those meetings, decisions are made which affect every man, woman and child on the planet, and yet none of us have any say in what goes on.  The Bank for International Settlements is an organization that was founded by the global elite and it operates for the benefit of the global elite, and it is intended to be one of the key cornerstones of the emerging one world economic system.
This system did not come into being by accident.  In fact, the global elite have been developing this system for a very long time.  In a previous article entitled “Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings“, I included a quote from Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley from a book that he authored all the way back in 1966 in which he discussed the big plans that the elite had for the Bank for International Settlements…
[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.
And that is exactly what we have today.
We have a system of “neo-feudalism” in which all of us and our national governments are enslaved to debt.  This system is governed by the central banks and by the Bank for International Settlements, and it systematically transfers the wealth of the world out of our hands and into the hands of the global elite.
But most people have no idea that any of this is happening because the global elite also control what we see, hear and think about.  Today, there are just six giant media corporations that control more than 90 percent of the news and entertainment that you watch on your television in the United States.
This is the insidious system that Karen Hudes is seeking to expose.  For much more, you can listen to Joyce Riley of the Power Hour interview her for an entire hour right here.

GMOs linked to gluten disorders plaguing 18 million Americans - report

Genetically modified foods such as soy and corn may be responsible for a number of gluten-related maladies including intestinal disorders now plaguing 18 million Americans, according to a new report released on Tuesday.
The report was released by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), and cites authoritative data from the US Department of Agriculture, US Environmental Protection Agency records, medical journal reviews as well as  international research.
“Gluten sensitivity can range in severity from mild discomfort, such as gas and bloating, to celiac disease, a serious autoimmune condition that can, if undiagnosed, result in a 4-fold increase in death,”said  Jeffrey M. Smith, executive director of IRT in a statement released on their website. 
Smith cited how a “possible environmental trigger may be the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to the American food supply, which occurred in the mid-1990s,” describing the nine GM crops currently on the market. 
In soy, corn, cotton (oil), canola (oil), sugar from sugar beets, zucchini, yellow squash, Hawaiian papaya, and alfalfa,  “Bt-toxin, glyphosate, and other components of GMOs, are linked to five conditions that may either initiate or exacerbate gluten-related disorders,” according to Smith. 
It’s the BT-toxin in genetically modified foods which kills insects by “puncturing holes in their cells.” The toxin is present in ‘every kernel’ of Bt-corn and survives human digestion, with a 2012 study confirming that it punctures holes in human cells as well. 
The GMO-related damage was linked to five different areas: Intestinal permeability, imbalanced gut bacteria, immune activation and allergic response, impaired digestion, and damage to the intestinal wall. 
The IRT release also indicated that glyphosate, a weed killer sold under the brand name ‘Roundup’ was also found to have a negative effect on intestinal bacteria. GMO crops contain high levels of the toxin at harvest. 
“Even with minimal exposure, glyphosate can significantly reduce the population of beneficial gut bacteria and promote the overgrowth of harmful strains,” the report found. 
Dr. Tom O’Bryan, internationally recognized expert on gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease, says that “the introduction of GMOs is highly suspect as a candidate to explain the rapid rise in gluten-related disorders over the last 17 years.” 
Internist, Emily Linder, offered some backup for the report’s findings. She removed GMO from her patients’ diets, finding that recovery from intestinal diseases was faster and more complete. 
“I believe that GMOs in our diet contribute to the rise in gluten-sensitivity in the US population,” Linder said in the release. 


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Polonium in lichaam Arafat toont moord aan

Voor zijn weduwe Suha staat het nu vast: Yasser Arafat is vergiftigd. In het lichaam van de overleden Palestijnse leider is een abnormale hoeveelheid van de radioactieve stof polonium-210 aangetroffen, meldde nieuwszender Al-Jazeera vandaag op gezag van Zwitserse onderzoekers. De onderzoekers uit Lausanne meldden eerder al dat ze polonium op zijn kleding hadden gevonden.

In het onderzoeksrapport dat ze woensdag aan de nabestaanden overdroegen, melden ze dat ook in zijn ribben en bekken hoge concentraties van de dodelijke stof zaten. Al-Jazeera meldde dat het volgens de onderzoekers '83 procent zeker is dat Arafat is vergiftigd'. Weduwe Suha en dochter Zahwa vertelden de tv-zender dat zij dat nu zeker weten. Arafat overleed in 2004 op 75-jarige leeftijd in een militair ziekenhuis in Parijs.

Hij was toen al jarenlang de leider van het Front voor de Bevrijding van Palestina (PLO) en president van de Palestijnse Autoriteit. Vrijwel direct na zijn dood gingen er geruchten dat hij vergiftigd zou zijn door de Mossad, de Israëlische geheime dienst.

Concrete bewijzen daarvoor waren er echter niet. Om een einde aan de onduidelijkheid te maken, werden monsters genomen van zijn stoffelijke resten, die in een mausoleum in Ramallah liggen. Volgens de onderzoekers zou het goed kunnen dat Arafat is vergiftigd, maar over de schuldvraag lieten zij zich niet uit.


Ik berichtte al eerder van een mogelijke dood aan Polonium, klik HIER voor het zien van de documentaire gemaakt door Al-Jazeera.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

CIA erkent officieel rol staatsgreep Iran 1953

Ik had dit een tijdje terug al willen bloggen, maar ik was het eigenlijk vergeten, maar ik wil jullie er niet van onthouden, dus ik blog het alsnog!

Onder leiding van directeur Allen Dulles hielp de CIA in 1953 bij de staatsgreep in Iran. © ANP.

De Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst CIA heeft voor het eerst officieel erkend betrokken te zijn geweest bij de staatsgreep tegen de regering van premier Mohammed Mossadeq in Iran in 1953. De CIA heeft de geheimhoudingsplicht van een document opgegeven waaruit de rol van de dienst blijkt, meldden Amerikaanse media.

Het document is maandag gepubliceerd door het onderzoekscentrum Nationaal Veiligheidsarchief dat het via de rechter in handen kreeg.

 Het gaat om een passage waarin de CIA uitlegt wie de democratisch gekozen Mossadeq (1882-1967) opzijschoof: 'De militaire coup die de regering van Mossadeq en zijn Nationale Front ten val bracht, is uitgevoerd onder leiding van de CIA als een onderdeel van de buitenlandse politiek, ontwikkeld en goedgekeurd op de hoogste niveaus van de (Amerikaanse) regering.'

 Het was al lang geen geheim meer dat de CIA samen met de Britse geheime dienst de populaire Mossadeq ten val bracht. Mossadeq had westerse olieondernemingen in Iran genationaliseerd. Het ingrijpen betekende een kentering in de westerse politiek in het Midden-Oosten.

De Amerikanen vervingen definitief de Britten als voornaamste westerse speler in de regio. Washington bemoeide zich intensief met de regio, onder meer met onvoorwaardelijke steun aan Israël. De VS stuurden militairen naar onder meer Libanon (1958), Oman (1970), Libië (1986), Koeweit en Irak (1991), Afghanistan (2001) en weer Irak (2003).


And now it's global COOLING! Return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 29% in a year!

• 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than in 2012
• BBC reported in 2007 global warming would leave Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013
• Publication of UN climate change report suggesting global warming caused by humans pushed back to later this month

A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 29 per cent.

The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.

Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.

Click on picture to enlarge.

The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left ice-bound and a cruise ship attempting the route was forced to turn back.

Some eminent scientists now believe the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century – a process that would expose computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming as dangerously misleading.

The disclosure comes 11 months after The Mail on Sunday triggered intense political and scientific debate by revealing that global warming has ‘paused’ since the beginning of 1997 – an event that the computer models used by climate experts failed to predict.

In March, this newspaper further revealed that temperatures are about to drop below the level that the models forecast with ‘90 per cent certainty’. The pause – which has now been accepted as real by every major climate research centre – is important, because the models’ predictions of ever-increasing global temperatures have made many of the world’s economies divert billions of pounds into ‘green’ measures to counter climate change.

Those predictions now appear gravely flawed. The continuing furore caused by The Mail on Sunday’s revelations – which will now be amplified by the return of the Arctic ice sheet – has forced the UN’s climate change body to reconsider its position.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was due in October to start publishing its Fifth Assessment Report – a huge three-volume study issued every six or seven years. It will hold a pre-summit in Stockholm later this month.

(HOW NSIDC GOT ITS FIGURES WRONG AND THEN KEPT QUIET Since publication of the original version of this article, the US source of the figures – the NASA-funded National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) - was discovered to have made a huge error and then quietly corrected the figure without mentioning it.
On September 4, NSIDC, based at the University of Colorado, stated on its website that in August 2013 the Arctic ice cover recovered by a record 2.38 million sq km – 919,000 sq miles – from its 2012 low. News of this figure was widely reported – including by Mailonline - on September 8.
But on September 10, the NSIDC quietly changed it to 1.38 million sq km (533,000 sq miles) – and replaced the original document so the old figure no longer shows up on a main Google search. It can now only be found on an old ‘cached’ page.
The figures in this article have now been corrected. Prompted by an inquiry from ‘green’ blogger Bob Ward, the NSIDC’s spokeswoman Natasha Vizcarra said the mistake was a ‘typographical error’, telling him: ‘There are no plans to make a statement on the change because it was not an error in the data.’)

(THERE WON'T BE ANY ICE AT ALL! HOW THE BBC PREDICTED CHAOS IN 2007 Only six years ago, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013, citing a scientist in the US who claimed this was a ‘conservative’ forecast. Perhaps it was their confidence that led more than 20 yachts to try to sail the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific this summer.
As of last week, all these vessels were stuck in the ice, some at the eastern end of the passage in Prince Regent Inlet, others further west at Cape Bathurst. Shipping experts said the only way these vessels were likely to be freed was by the icebreakers of the Canadian coastguard.
According to the official Canadian government website, the Northwest Passage has remained ice-bound and impassable all summer.
The BBC’s 2007 report quoted scientist Professor Wieslaw Maslowski, who based his views on super-computer models and the fact that ‘we use a high-resolution regional model for the Arctic Ocean and sea ice’. He was confident his results were ‘much more realistic’ than other projections, which ‘underestimate the amount of heat delivered to the sea ice’.
Also quoted was Cambridge University expert Professor Peter Wadhams. He backed Professor Maslowski, saying his model was ‘more efficient’ than others because it ‘takes account of processes that happen internally in the ice’. He added: ‘This is not a cycle; not just a fluctuation. In the end, it will all just melt away quite suddenly.’)

Leaked documents show that governments which support and finance the IPCC are demanding more than 1,500 changes to the report’s ‘summary for policymakers’.

They say its current draft does not properly explain the pause. At the heart of the row lie two questions: the extent to which temperatures will rise with carbon dioxide levels, as well as how much of the warming over the past 150 years – so far, just 0.8C – is down to human greenhouse gas emissions and how much is due to natural variability.

In its draft report, the IPCC says it is ‘95 per cent confident’ that global warming has been caused by humans – up from 90 per cent in 2007.

This claim is already hotly disputed. US climate expert Professor Judith Curry said last night: ‘In fact, the uncertainty is getting bigger. It’s now clear the models are way too sensitive to carbon dioxide. I cannot see any basis for the IPCC increasing its confidence level.’

She pointed to long-term cycles in ocean temperature, which have a huge influence on climate and suggest the world may be approaching a period similar to that from 1965 to 1975, when there was a clear cooling trend. This led some scientists at the time to forecast an imminent ice age.

Professor Anastasios Tsonis, of the University of Wisconsin, was one of the first to investigate the ocean cycles. He said: ‘We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped.

(Click on pictures to enlarge them)
Then... NASA satellite images showing the spread of Arctic sea ice 27th August 2012

...And now, much bigger: The same Nasa image taken in 2013

‘The IPCC claims its models show a pause of 15 years can be expected. But that means that after only a very few years more, they will have to admit they are wrong.’ Others are more cautious. Dr Ed Hawkins, of Reading University, drew the graph published by The Mail on Sunday in March showing how far world temperatures have diverged from computer predictions.

He admitted the cycles may have caused some of the recorded warming, but insisted that natural variability alone could not explain all of the temperature rise over the past 150 years. Nonetheless, the belief that summer Arctic ice is about to disappear remains an IPCC tenet, frequently flung in the face of critics who point to the pause.

Yet there is mounting evidence that Arctic ice levels are cyclical. Data uncovered by climate historians show that there was a massive melt in the 1920s and 1930s, followed by intense re-freezes that ended only in 1979 – the year the IPCC says that shrinking began.

Professor Curry said the ice’s behaviour over the next five years would be crucial, both for understanding the climate and for future policy. ‘Arctic sea ice is the indicator to watch,’ she said.


Friday, October 25, 2013

The Bees and Dinosaurs Connection -> Both Went Extinct 65 Million Years Ago

For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event that wiped out land dinosaurs and many flowering plants. Their findings, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, could shed light on the current decline in bee species.

Lead author Sandra Rehan, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UNH, worked with colleagues Michael Schwarz at Australia’s Flinders University and Remko Leys at the South Australia Museum to model a mass extinction in bee group Xylocopinae, or carpenter bees, at the end of the Cretaceous and beginning of the Paleogene eras, known as the K-T boundary.

Previous studies have suggested a widespread extinction among flowering plants at the K-T boundary, and it’s long been assumed that the bees who depended upon those plants would have met the same fate. Yet unlike the dinosaurs, “there is a relatively poor fossil record of bees,” says Rehan, making the confirmation of such an extinction difficult.

Rehan and colleagues overcame the lack of fossil evidence for bees with a technique called molecular phylogenetics. Analyzing DNA sequences of four “tribes” of 230 species of carpenter bees from every continent except Antarctica for insight into evolutionary relationships, the researchers began to see patterns consistent with a mass extinction. Combining fossil records with the DNA analysis, the researchers could introduce time into the equation, learning not only how the bees are related but also how old they are.

“The data told us something major was happening in four different groups of bees at the same time,” says Rehan, of UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. “And it happened to be the same time as the dinosaurs went extinct.”

While much of Rehan’s work involves behavioral observation of bees native to the northeast of North America, this research taps the computer-heavy bioinformatics side of her research, assembling genomic data to elucidate similarities and differences among the various species over time. Marrying observations from the field with genomic data, she says, paints a fuller picture of these bees’ behaviors over time.

“If you could tell their whole story, maybe people would care more about protecting them,” she says. Indeed, the findings of this study have important implications for today’s concern about the loss in diversity of bees, a pivotal species for agriculture and biodiversity.

“Understanding extinctions and the effects of declines in the past can help us understand the pollinator decline and the global crisis in pollinators today,” Rehan says.

The article, “First evidence for a massive extinction event affecting bees close to the K-T boundary,” is published in the Oct. 23, 2013 edition of PLOS ONE. Funding for the research was provided by Endeavour Research Fellowships (Rehan) and Australian Research Council Discovery Grants (Schwarz).

Originally published by: UNH Today


Monday, October 21, 2013

RFK 'stole his brother's BRAIN and kept it so that no one could tell how sick the President really was before his assassination'

A new book alleges that Robert Kennedy stole the remnants of his slain brother's brain after the autopsy was performed on the President.

After the shooting in Dallas, President Kennedy's body was flown to Washington and taken to the Bethesda Naval Hospital for a full autopsy.

His brain was put in a stainless steel container with a screw top lid, which was then stored at a Secret Service facility.

Keeping it in the family: A new book alleges that Robert Kennedy (left) took the case that contained his brother Jack's (right) brain after he was shot and killed

The aftermath: President Kennedy was shot in Dallas and his assassination was the subject of several investigations and inquiries but there is no officials word on where the slain president's brain is now

At some point, that steel container was put inside a footlocker and then transported to the National Archives.

Author James Swanson, who wrote End Of Days: The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy, told The New York Post that it was 'placed in a secure room designated for the use of JFK’s devoted former secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, while she organized his presidential papers.'

'In October 1966, it was discovered that the brain, the tissue slides and other autopsy materials were missing — and they have never been seen since,' Swanson said. His investigation led him to believe that then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy took the brain with the help of his secretary.

In mourning: Robert Kennedy stood at Jacqueline during her husband's funeral

It was only revealed years after the President's death that he had suffered from Addison's Disease for much of his adult life.

The potentially-fatal disease occurs when a person's body produces insufficient hormones, and as such the treatment involves a number of replacement hormones being supplemented to the system through medication.

 He was also diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and had severe back pain, making it unsurprising that he had a steady stream of medication prescribed to him by one of three doctors during his presidency. This book is one of many that are being released prior to the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death on November 22, 1963.


Additional Info;  These are pictures of either JFK's back brace, or him wearing it.

'Robert Kennedy stal hersenen van broer JFK'

Hoe absurd het ook klinkt: het is niet uitgesloten dat Robert Kennedy de hersenen van zijn broer, de vermoorde president John F. Kennedy, heeft gestolen uit de National Archives. Dat beweert James Swanson in zijn boek 'End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy'.

'Niet alle bewijsstukken van de moord bevinden zich in de Nationale Archieven', aldus Swanson. 'Eén uniek, macaber item uit de collectie ontbreekt: president Kennedy's hersenen.'

Volgens Swanson zijn tijdens de autopsie op het lichaam van JFK de hersenen in een aparte bak geplaatst en tijdelijk in een kast bij de Secret Service gezet. Daarna zou het 'item' samen met andere medische bewijsstukken in een opberglade zijn beland, bestemd voor het archief.

In oktober 1966 was ontdekt dat de hersenen ontbraken plus enkele andere medische bewijsstukken. Sindsdien is het brein niet meer gezien, zo vertelt Swanson tegen de New York Post.

Er is destijds een onderzoek uitgevoerd door de toenmalige procureur-generaal Ramsey Clark. Die vond de hersenen niet terug, maar stelde wel dat er 'overweldigend bewijs was dat suggereert dat de voormalige procureur generaal, Robert Kennedy, de stukken heeft gestolen', aldus Swanson. Kennedy zou hulp hebben gekregen van zijn assistent Angie Novello.

Sinds de moord op JFK, op 22 november 1963 in Dallas, doen vele theorieën de ronde. De hersenen zouden zijn gestolen om te verdoezelen dat de president van voren in het hoofd is geschoten, en niet van achter. Volgens Swanson speelde dit voor broer Robert geen rol. Hij zou mogelijk de hersenen hebben gestolen om geheim te kunnen houden aan welke ziektes de president leed of welke medicijnen hij gebruikte.

Robert Kennedy is op 5 juni 1968 doodgeschoten in Los Angeles. Hij had toen inmiddels besloten mee te dingen naar de Democratische kandidatuur voor het presidentschap.


Friday, September 27, 2013

IPCC: opwarming is schuld van de mens

STOCKHOLM - De mens is vrijwel geheel verantwoordelijk van de opwarming van de aarde. Die conclusie trekken wetenschappers in een VN-rapport dat vrijdag is vastgesteld.

Het Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stelt vast dat de mens sinds het midden van de vorige eeuw voor 95 procent verantwoordelijk is voor de oplopende temperaturen op aarde. In een vorig rapport uit 2007 was dat nog 90 procent en in 2001 werd de mens voor 66 procent verantwoordelijk gehouden.

Het IPCC voorspelt meer hittegolven, droogte, overstromingen en de voortgaande stijging van het zeeniveau, tenzij snel maatregelen worden genomen om de uitstoot van broeikasgassen tegen te gaan. Bijna 200 landen hebben toegezegd met de Verenigde Naties te zullen samenwerken om de opwarming van de aarde tegen te gaan.

Zo moeten fossiele brandstoffen gaan plaatsmaken voor duurzame energie. Het panel vergaderde de hele week over het rapport, dat later vrijdag in detail bekend wordt.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Best 9/11 Video EVER

Declassified documents show NSA listened in on MLK, Muhammad Ali and Art Buchwald

Amid raging anti-Vietnam War protests that bedeviled two presidential administrations, snoops at the National Security Agency tapped the overseas communications of war critics including Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho), and even Washington Post humor columnist Art Buchwald, according to newly declassified NSA documents released Wednesday.

Oddly, another senator, Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) — an ardent supporter of the war — also was put on the NSA “watch list” that authorized the interception of the surveillance targets’ overseas phone calls, telexes and cable traffic. The list, which grew to more than 1,600 names, was active from 1967 to 1973, covering the terms of Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon, the documents say.

Government spying and domestic eavesdropping on 1960s and ’70s civil rights leaders, prominent war protesters and political opponents is well-known. But a new portion of a declassified NSA history, released by the National Security Archive at George Washington University, brings context to more recent revelations about the agency’s monitoring of Americans’ communications.
Basically, it’s been going on for awhile.

In 1967, “the country appeared to be going up in flames,” the NSA internal history notes. Johnson wanted to find out whether the domestic antiwar movement was “receiving help from abroad,” the document says. The CIA and Army initially were involved in checking into the president’s concerns, and the FBI contributed names for the list. The eavesdropping job went to the NSA, which officially dubbed the program Minaret in 1969.

The documents — part of a four-volume internal NSA history — provide just seven names on the list: King and fellow civil rights leader Whitney Young, head of the Urban League; heavyweight boxing champion Ali, who famously refused to be drafted; Church and Baker, both influential legislators; Buchwald and New York Times columnist Tom Wicker.
“I have no idea why they went after Tom Wicker and Artie Buchwald,” said Matthew M. Aid, an intelligence historian who specializes in the NSA. “Since when did journalists become legitimate intelligence targets?”

An NSA lawyer who later reviewed the Minaret program “stated that the people involved seemed to understand that the operation was disreputable if not outright illegal,” the account says.

Buchwald, who died in 2007, wrote some scathing columns about the Vietnam War, said Aid and William Burr, an analyst with the archive. In an article in Foreign Policy posted Wednesday, they linked to one column in which Buchwald noted a Post story saying it cost $332,000 to kill an enemy soldier in Vietnam. Buchwald argued that “it would be cheaper and more cost-effective to offer Viet Cong defectors a $25,000 home, a color TV, education for their children, and a country club membership,” they noted.

“Maybe Nixon didn’t like his satire, but why did they put him on an NSA watch list?” Aid said Wednesday. “If they didn’t like his column, they could have TP’d his lawn.” He laughed.

But Buchwald, who had complained because he never made Nixon’s Enemies List, must be pleased. At least he made the NSA list.


Water gevonden op Mars

WASHINGTON - In de bodem van de planeet Mars blijkt water te zitten. De verkenner Curiosity heeft daar voor het eerst sporen van gevonden. Dat staat donderdag in het gezaghebbende wetenschapsblad Science.

Het water kwam aan het licht toen de Curiosity een schep Marsgrond nam en die in een speciale ruimte van het karretje stopte. In de 'oven' werd de grond verhit tot 835 graden. Daarbij kwamen gassen vrij, waaronder waterdamp.

„We weten nu dat er veel water op Mars moet zijn en dat het makkelijk te bereiken is. Als we mensen sturen, hoeven ze alleen wat grond op te graven. Als ze de bodem dan opwarmen, hebben ze water”, aldus hoofdonderzoekster Laurie Leshin. In elke kilo Marsgrond zit ongeveer 20 gram water. Dat is ongeveer een tiende van de hoeveelheid water in de grond op aarde.

De ontdekking van water op Mars is bijzonder, maar komt niet helemaal als een verrassing. De Curiosity is bewust naar zijn werkplek gestuurd, een krater bij de evenaar van de planeet. Satellieten hadden gemeten dat daar mineralen in de grond zitten die alleen onder invloed van water kunnen ontstaan. Vorig jaar vond de verkenner kiezelstenen die lang geleden zouden zijn meegevoerd door het water van een beekje.

Water is een cruciale voorwaarde voor leven. Toch is dat nog niet gevonden op Mars.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WARNING: You Can’t Handle 9/11 Truth

By way of deception, thou shalt do war. ~Israeli Mossad
September 11, 2013
David Chase Taylor
SWITZERLAND, Zürich — The role of the Israeli Mossad in the 9/11 attacks is unmistakable. Although other intelligence agencies were likely involved as patsies or moles in the attacks, the Israeli Mossad played the role of execution in the 9/11 terror operation. After all, Israel had the most to gain from a U.S. invasion of its Middle Eastern neighbors.
Vacating the Twin Towers (Pre 9/11)Months before 9/11, ZIM (Integrated Shipping Services), an Israeli company, broke its lease losing $50,000 and vacated its office in the North WTC tower. Speculation exists that the vacated office space was used as a staging ground for the explosives used in the demolition of WTC #1 and WTC #2. FBI agent Michael Dick, who had been investigating Israeli espionage before and after 9/11, began investigating the suspicious and timely move by ZIM only to be removed from his duties by the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, Zionist Michael Chertoff.
Israeli Spies in America (Pre 9/11)Just prior to 9/11, almost 150 Israelis were arrested for suspected espionage after they were caught targeting U.S., military bases, DEA, FBI, Secret Service, ATF, and other government installations throughout America.
9/11 Airport Security (9/11)ICTS, an Israeli company, was in charge of every 9/11 airport from which the hijacked planes allegedly operated out of. A few hours before the Patriot Act was voted on, it was edited to make foreign companies in charge of security on 9/11 immune to lawsuits. The Patriot Act essentially prevents American courts from demanding that ICTS provide testimony or hand over the missing surveillance videos from the airports.
ODIGO: Israeli Instant Messaging Service (9/11)At least two Israeli employees of ODIGO, an Israeli Instant Messaging Service, received a text message warning them of the 9/11 attack two full hours before the first plane hit the WTC tower on September 11, 2001. ODIGO’s office was only two blocks from the WTC, but no ODIGO employee passed the warning to U.S. authorities. Failure to pass the warning onto WTC security resulted in the deaths of almost 3,000 people.
The 5 Dancing Israelis (9/11)On 9/11, five Israeli men were caught videotaping the Twin Towers prior to the 9/11 attack and began dancing and celebrating with joy after the planes hit the building. The men even photographed themselves smiling in front of the burning wreckage while holding a lighter. After returning to Israel, the men who were later identified as Mossad agents, went on TV and stated that “Our purpose was to document the event”.
The 9/11 Truck Bomb (9/11)On the evening of 9/11, Israelis driving a truck/van bomb with over 1 ton of explosives was apprehended around George Washington Bridge in New York City. The FBI later determined that two of the five Israelis arrested were Israeli Mossad agents.
Israeli Spies in America (Post 9/11)After 9/11, over 60 Israelis, some active Israeli military personnel, were arrested under the Patriot Anti-Terrorism Act or for espionage and immigrations violations within the Unites States.
Evidence Linking Israel to 9/11 is Classified (Post 9/11)According to Fox News and their reporter Carl Cameron, “Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It is classified information.” The reason the information is classified is because it would implement Israel in the greatest terror attack the world has ever seen.
Looking Forward
Israel is the only modern nation that has not signed the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention  (refusal to engage in offensive biological warfare, stockpiling, and use of biological weapons) or the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (which limits the proliferation of nuclear weapons). Should a future nuclear or biological terror attack hit America or any other nation, Israel will be the prime suspect.
The birth of modern terrorism essentially begins and ends with the illegal state of Israel. History clearly shows that the ideology of Zionism will stop at nothing to advance its political agenda even if it means killing their own. Like the Nazis before them, the Zionists must be condemned, ridiculed and ultimately tried for their crimes against humanity, should this world ever wish to live in peace.
“To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” ~Voltaire
The trail of terror left by Israel and its raving Zionists has been censored by the mainstream media as well as alternative media outlets such as Infowars and PrisonPlanet who allegedly tell the truth in respect to the history of state-sponsored terror. The bloody history of Israeli terror is crystal clear and any tv broadcaster, radio host, news source, news agency or media outlet unwilling to address the Zionist regime and their dirty deeds are clearly de facto agents of this most despicable and anti-human machine known as Zionism.
About the AuthorDavid Chase Taylor is an American journalist living in Zurich, Switzerland, where he has applied for political asylum after the release of his first book entitled The Nuclear Bible. In May of 2012, Taylor released The Bio-Terror Bible, which exposes the coming global bio-terror pandemic. Taylor has also exposed the 2012 Democratic National Convention Terror PlotNATO’s implementation of the SKYNET Terminator Program, as well as the Alex Jones links to STRATFOR.

RT: The Truthseeker: 9/11 & Operation Gladio (E23)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

'Lightdrank even ongezond als frisdrank met suiker'

Zoetstoffen in lightdranken die moeten helpen afvallen kunnen even schadelijk zijn als suikerrijke versies, daar heeft een Britse voedingsexpert voor gewaarschuwd.

Zoetstoffen toegevoegd aan frisdranken om dan verkocht te worden als zogenaamd gezondere optie. Een studie heeft gesuggereerd dat sommige drankjes die deze stoffen bevatten juist kunnen leiden tot gewichtstoename, diabetes of hartziekten.

Een blikje per dag verhoogt ook het risico op een hoge bloeddruk. Professor Susan Swithers zegt in het wetenschappelijk tijdschrift 'Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism' dat mensen vaak ten onrechte menen dat deze kunstmatige zoetstoffen gezond zijn. 'Er is echter nog geen wetenschappelijk bewijs geleverd dat dit echt zo is. Het lijkt logisch dat dieetdranken niet zo ongezond zijn als suikerrijke dranken, maar dat klopt dus niet.'

Alle zoetstoffen schrappen
Een mogelijke verklaring voor dit verhoogde risico op tal van ziekten kan volgens Swithers komen doordat mensen die caloriearme dranken opnemen, denken dat ze hierdoor meer mogen genieten van vette snacks of suikerbommen. De kunstmatige zoetstoffen sturen namelijk geen boodschap naar het brein en hormonen om je lichaam te signaleren dat je voldaan bent.

De drankjes verdubbelen tevens de kans op het ontwikkelen van het metabolisch syndroom: een cluster van symptomen die het risico op hartaanvallen en beroertes doet toenemen. Swithers besluit: 'Het huidige advies om de consumptie van suiker te beperken moet uitgebreid worden naar alle zoetstoffen.' 

Britse experts zijn het niet eens met Swithers, ze zeggen dat dieetdranken onschadelijk zijn. Diëtiste Sue Baic: 'Er is heel wat bewijs dat deze zoetstoffen erg nuttig kunnen zijn.' Volgens haar collega Gavin Partington heeft de professor met dit artikel een opiniestuk geschreven dat jarenlang onderzoek tegenspreekt.


Goh, komen mensen daar toch nog eens van terug.. Mooi is dat, ik zeg het al jaren, alleen jammer dat de stoffen niet bij naam genoemd worden, maar het is overduidelijk dat het hier om ASPERTAAM gaat, o.a. ~ Veritas Aequitas

Friday, June 28, 2013

I have decided..

I have decided to blog everything that is of importance to our society, wether it is economy (or the failing of the economy) to war threats, false flags and other propaganda/news/politics. I want to bring all the truth to light!

What are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO crops? You need to know!

GMO False Flag?

Charles Frith; Punk Planning: Is The NSA Trolling Ed Snowjob? (Is the CIA Trolli...

This morning I thought I'd write an explanation of why I think Julian Assange is both real and not what he says. I wanted to suggest that he might have started out on one trajectory and then changed course to another. I've tried to approach his mother to do interviews but that line of contact has now ceased and so while I believe Julian Assange's intentions are good I don't think he's in charge of the full game and any so called message carrier who doesn't speak up about the 9/11 fairy tale can't be on the level because the evidence is so overwhelming.

I also think Edward Snowden may not be all he says he is. Both China and Russia have said no thanks to the most valuable information available and one they both offer large incentives for. If Ed Snowjob's information isn't good enough for Russia or China it isn't good enough for me. I've learned nothing I didn't know about before. I know more potential scenarios about hidden technology than most, and I also know more bullshit stories than most so take that caveat with my claim too.
Edward Snowden is also on record as being the kind of sly fascist who would kill someone who leaks information. He said this only three years ago.

This hypothesis doesn't address the question of why would this pseudo leaking or post modern limited hangout be made in the first place. The other alternative is we're looking at internal tensions being played out between the CIA and the NSA, both of whom Ed Snowjob worked for.
I think the answer is it's a PR trap to make Russia and China look bad. Syria is worsening and the only thing that is stopping the American's doing an Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya on Syria is the Western people's support for China and Russia. We don't trust our own governments any more and realise the old enemy is keeping the ship on an even keel.

This is just an hypothesis and my thanks to Darren for articulating what I've been wanting to say about Julian and Edward for some considerable time with the Star Trek clip above. It demonstrates how complex the situation both Wikileaks and Snowden are in. I'm still positive towards all new information but until Julian or Ed talk about the fake 9/11 attacks it's not more real than the stuff we know.

It''s information warfare and truth is your only weapon. The above stands as mine.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ziekelijke Jean-Claude Juncker Quote

“We beslissen iets. We brengen dat dan in en wachten enige tijd om te zien wat er gebeurt. Volgt er geen misbaar, breekt er geen opstand uit – de meesten begrijpen toch niet wat er is beslist – dan gaan we weer wat verder. Stap voor stap tot er geen terugkeer meer mogelijk is.” 

Jean-Claude Juncker Premier van Luxemburg en voorzitter van de Eurogroep

BitTorrent probeert naam te zuiveren

BitTorrent wordt er vaak van beschuldigd piraterij mogelijk te maken, maar daar wil topman Matt Mason niks van weten. 'Wij bieden geen materiaal aan dat inbreuk maakt op rechten. En we zeggen ook niet waar het te vinden is', schrijft de vice-president op het gebied van marketing in een blogpost.

Met de BitTorrent-technologie kunnen gebruikers bijvoorbeeld films, muziek en games uitwisselen. 'Het is letterlijk onmogelijk om op BitTorrent iets illegaals te downloaden', gaat Mason verder. 'Voor piraterij is meer nodig dan alleen onze technologie, zoals een zoekfunctie en een site met illegale content. Wij bieden geen van deze dingen aan. Als je BitTorrent gebruikt voor piraterij, dan doe je iets verkeerd.'

De topman reageert met zijn betoog op het nieuws dat het seizoensslot van Game of Thrones wereldwijd door 5,2 miljoen mensen via torrentbestanden is gedownload. De televisieserie zou daarmee een 'BitTorrent Piraterij Record' hebben gevestigd. Volgens hem is dat volstrekte onzin. 'Want een dergelijk record bestaat helemaal niet eens. Binnen het BitTorrent-ecosysteem vindt namelijk geen piraterij plaats.'

'Dit soort 'records' wordt vermoedelijk gebaseerd op cijfers van piraterijwebsites die niets met BitTorrent te maken hebben. Als dat klopt, dan moeten ze 'Internet Piraterij Records' worden genoemd', vindt Mason. Hij benadrukt dat het compleet legaal verspreide Epic Meal Time als de 'echte koning' van BitTorrent moet worden gezien. Deze serie zou alleen al dit jaar ruim 8,6 miljoen keer zijn gedownload.


Justitie mag superdrone Defensie lenen, NIEUW! Nu ook Drones in Nederland!

Militairen, justitie en politie hebben sinds woensdag de beschikking over een nieuwe superdrone. Daarmee kunnen ze iedereen in Nederland 16 uur non-stop vanuit de lucht bekijken. Dat schrijft het AD.

 De zogenoemde ScanEagle is bedoeld voor militaire operaties, maar wordt straks ook door de politie ingezet om bijvoorbeeld inbrekers te lokaliseren, hennepkwekerijen op te sporen of grote mensenmassa's in beeld te brengen, zo bevestigt Defensie.

Als justitie daar om vraagt, wordt het apparaat ook voor de opsporing van burgers gebruikt. De inzet van de ScanEagle is politiek omstreden.

D66 vindt het gebruik van het toestel voor opsporingsdoeleinden veel te ver gaan. 'We willen eerst geregeld hebben wanneer ze mogen worden ingezet', vindt D66-Kamerlid Schouw.


'Geheime diensten overleggen over Snowden'

De Amerikaanse en de Russische geheime diensten overleggen over het lot van de Amerikaanse voortvluchtige Edward Snowden. Snowden wordt in de VS gezocht wegens het openbaar maken van een geheim Amerikaans programma om internationaal telefoonverkeer en andere communicatie na te gaan. Hij bivakkeert op een vliegveld van Moskou.

De Russische krant Kommersant meldde woensdag dat de chef van de Amerikaanse federale recherche FBI, Robert Mueller, maandag meerdere keren heeft getelefoneerd met Aleksandr Bortnikov, chef van de Russische geheime dienst FSB.


Italië dreigt miljarden te verliezen op derivaten, Mario Draghi voor eigen gewin..

AMSTERDAM - Italië riskeert een verlies van miljarden euro's op derivatencontracten die zijn geherstructureerd tijdens de piekdagen van de eurocrisis, blijkt uit een vertrouwelijk rapport van de Italiaanse overheid. Acht derivatencontracten met buitenlandsen banken met een mogelijke waarde van €31,7 miljard, zouden op de tocht staan.

Deskundigen die op verzoek van FT naar de documenten keken, schatten in dat het verlies voor Italië op de contracten kan oplopen tot €8 miljard. In dat rapport wordt geopenbaard welke financiële tactieken er zijn toegepast om Italië de eurozone te laten betreden in 1999, zo schrijft de Britse zakenkrant Financial Times.

In het rapport worden Italiaanse transacties rond obligaties en blootstelling daaraan weergegeven, over de eerste helft van 2012. Dankzij de slimme financiële tactieken van wisten de Italianen het begrotingstekort terug te dringen van 7,7% in 1995 naar 2,7% in 1998. Laatstgenoemde jaar was cruciaal om deel te kunnen nemen aan de eurozone.

Sailliant detail is dat de huidige ECB-baas Mario Draghi in die tijd de baas was bij Financiën in Italië, voordat Draghi in 2002 naar de Amerikaanse zakenbank Goldman Sachs verhuisde.

Een Italiaanse professor baarde opzien in 2001 toen hij een aantal EU-landen ervan beschuldigde de financiën te windowdressen. ,,Derivaten zijn een zeer bruikbaar instrument, maar ze moeten niet gebruikt worden als windowdressing", zei de Italiaanse professor destijds.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Drie nieuwe planeten in levensvatbare zone rond ster ontdekt

Een team van astronomen heeft ontdekt dat het planetenstelsel van ster Gliese 667C minstens zes planeten telt, zo heeft de Europese Zuidelijke Sterrenwacht ESO dinsdag getwitterd. Meer nog, drie zijn 'super-Aardes' die zich in de levensvatbare zone rond de ster bevinden.

Gliese 667C is een heel goed onderzochte ster van iets meer dan een derde Zonsmassa. Het is het minst heldere lid van een drievoudige ster, bekend als Gliese 667 (of GJ 667), die op een afstand van 22 lichtjaar in het sterrenbeeld Schorpioen staat. Dat is erg dichtbij.

 Eerdere onderzoeken toonden al aan dat er drie planeten rond Gliese 667C draaien, waarvan één in de levensvatbare zone.

Vloeibaar water

Een team van sterrenkundigen ontdekte nu met nieuwe waarnemingen en bestaande gegevens dat het stelsel minstens zes planeten telt. Liefst drie daarvan zijn 'super-Aardes' die zich in de zone rond de ster bevinden waar vloeibaar water en eventueel ook leven kan bestaan.

Daarmee is dit het eerste planetenstelsel dat we kennen met een volgepakte leefbare zone. Er zijn ook aanwijzingen dat er mogelijk zeven planeten om de ster cirkelen. Vanaf deze planeten zijn de beide andere sterren van het Gliese 667-stelsel overdag waarneembaar als zeer heldere sterren, en 's nachts geeft dit tweetal ongeveer net zoveel licht als onze volle Maan. De nieuwe planeten vullen de levensvatbare zone rond Gliese 667C helemaal op: meer ruimte voor stabiele planeetbanen is er niet.


'Britten houden Duitsers in de gaten'

BERLIJN - De Britse inlichtingendienst GCHQ heeft op grote schaal dataverkeer vanuit Duitsland in de gaten gehouden. E-mailcorrespondentie, sociale netwerksites en telefoonverkeer zijn systematisch gemonitord. Dat meldden Duitse media dinsdag.

Dat gebeurde bij de observatie van het trans-Atlantische internetverkeer. De Britse krant The Guardian meldde vrijdag al dat het Britse Hoofdkwartier Regeringscommunicatie (GCHQ) meekijkt en -luistert via glasvezelkabels overal ter wereld. De informatie delen de Britten met de Amerikaanse geheime dienst NSA.

De Britse spionagepraktijken zouden blijken uit informatie van de Amerikaanse klokkenluider Edward Snowden. In documenten zou het Duitse dataverkeer expliciet worden vermeld. Mogelijk gaat het om de TAT-14, een telefoon- en datakabel met twee routes tussen Europa en Noord-Amerika die sinds 2001 gebruikt wordt.

De ruim 15.000 kilometer lange glasvezelkabel ligt op de zeebodem en komt in Denemarken, Duitsland, Frankrijk, Engeland, twee Amerikaanse plaatsen en het Nederlandse Katwijk aan wal. De kabel loopt onder meer via de Britse stad Bude in Cornwall, waar GCHQ datagegevens zou kopiëren en opslaan voor analyse. Nog onduidelijk is of het bedrijf zich vooral op de TAT-14 heeft gericht of ook andere kabels aftapte, schrijven Duitse media.


Betrapte Europarlementariërs mishandelen verslaggever

AMSTERDAM - Als u nog enige sympathie kunt opbrengen voor onze Europese Unie, kijk dan vooral niet naar beelden van deze uitvreet-parlementariërs. Deze volksvertegenwoordigers gaan compleet door het lint wanneer een GeenStijl-verslaggever ze aanspreekt op hun declaratiegedrag.

Volgens Daniël van der Stoep, oud-PVV'er en tegenwoordig niet-fractiegebonden Europees Parlementslid, is het mogelijk om tot tien uur 's avonds een dagvergoeding op te strijken. De Tsjech Miloslav Ransdorf, die eerder in slaap viel tijdens een vergadering, reageert als door een hond gebeten wanneer verslaggever Tom Staal ziet dat hij meteen weer naar huis gaat na het tekenen van de presentielijst. Ook de Italiaan Raffaele Baldassare strijkt 300 euro op zonder daar ook maar iets voor te doen. Zijn reactie is exemplarisch voor iemand die op heterdaad wordt betrapt; bekijk in bovenstaande video hoe de Italiaan compleet door het lint gaat. Europarlementariërs declareren al jarenlang deze vergoeding zonder dat zij verplicht zijn ook maar één vergadering bij te wonen. Deze misstand heeft de belastingbetaler tonnen gekost. Van der Stoep kwam zelf in opspraak toen bleek dat hij in Brussel een forse rekening indiende. Hij veroorzaakte een auto-ongeluk met vijf keer de toegestane hoeveelheid alcohol in zijn bloed en declareerde de kosten van een ontwenningskuur bij het Europees Parlement. Het ging om een bedrag van 24.500 euro. Lees hier meer over de vergoedingen van een EU-ambtenaar.

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Snowden nam baan om inlichtingen te winnen

WASHINGTON - Edward Snowden is bij het consultancybureau Booz Allen Hamilton gaan werken, met als enige doel informatie te kunnen verzamelen over observatieprogramma's van de Amerikaanse geheime dienst NSA. De door de VS gezochte klokkenluider heeft dat tegen de krant South China Morning Post gezegd.

De 30-jarige Snowden werkte als ingehuurde kracht van Booz Allen Hamilton bij een kantoor van de NSA in Hawaï. Daar verzamelde hij gegevens over de spionagepraktijken van de NSA die hij doorgaf aan onder meer de kranten The Washington Post en The Guardian. De publicaties hebben wereldwijd tot ophef geleid.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

What if Reality Was Really Just Sim Universe?

(ISNS) -- What if everything -- all of us, the world, the universe -- was not real? What if everything we are, know and do was really just someone’s computer simulation?

The notion that our reality was some kid on a couch in the far future playing with a computer game like a gigantic Sim City, or Civilization, and we are his characters, isn’t new. But a group of physicists now think they know of a way to test the concept.

Three of them propose to test reality by simulating the simulators. Martin Savage, professor of physics at the University of Washington, Zohreh Davoudi, one of his graduate students, and Silas Beane of the University of New Hampshire, would like to see whether they can find traces of simulation in cosmic rays.

The work was uploaded in arXiv, an online archive for drafts of academic research papers. The notion that reality is something other than we think it is goes far back in philosophy, including Plato and his Parable of the Cave, which claimed reality was merely shadows of real objects on a cave wall.

Sixteenth-century philosopher-mathematician René Descartes thought he proved reality with his famous “I think, therefore, I am,” which proposed that he was real and his thoughts had a reality. Then, in 2003, a British philosopher, Nick Bostrom of the University of Oxford, published a paper that had the philosophy and computer science departments buzzing.

 Bostrom suggested three possibilities: “The chances that a species at our current level of development can avoid going extinct before becoming technologically mature is negligibly small,” “almost no technologically mature civilizations are interested in running computer simulations of minds like ours,” or we are “almost certainly” a simulation.

 All three could be equally possible, he wrote, but if the first two are false, the third must be true. “There will be an astronomically huge number of simulated minds like ours,” Bostrom wrote. His suggestion was that our descendants, far in the future, would have the computer capacity to run simulations that complex, and that there might be millions of simulations, and millions of virtual universes with billions of simulated brains in them.

Bostrom’s paper came out four years after the popular film, "The Matrix," in which humans discover they were simulations run by malevolent machines. The popularity of the film possibly contributed to the attention to Bostrom’s paper received at the time, but nothing came of it. “He put it together in clear terms and came out with probabilities of what is likely and what is not,” Savage said.

“He crystallized it, at least in my mind.” In the movie and in Savage’s proposal, the discovery that reality was virtual came when unexpected errors showed up in life, demonstrating imperfections in the simulation. Savage and his colleagues assume that any future simulators would use some of the same techniques current scientists use to run simulations, with the same constraints.

The future simulators, Savage indicated, would map their universe on a mathematical lattice or grid, consisting of points and lines. This would not be an everyday grid but a "hypercube" consisting of four dimensions, three for space, and one to represent points in time.

 A present day example is lattice quantum chromodynamics, which explores the effects of the strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental forces in the universe, on tiny elementary particles such as quarks and gluons. In this approach, the particles jump from point to point on a grid, without passing through the space between them.

The simulations cause time to pass in a similar way, like the frames of film passing through a movie camera, so that the time that passed between frames is not part of the simulation.

This style of simulation requires less computer power than treating space and time as a continuum. Because Savage and his colleague assume that future simulators will use a similar approach, he suggests looking at the behavior of very high energy cosmic ray particles to see whether there is a grid in the energy as a start. “You look at the very highest energy cosmic rays and look for distributions that have symmetry problems, which are not isotropic,” or the same in every direction, he said.

 “Everything looks like it is on a continuum,” Savage said. “There is no evidence to show that is not the case at the moment.” ”We are looking for something to indicate you don’t have a space-time continuum.” That disturbance in the force might be a hint that something in reality is amiss.

If the cosmic ray energy levels travel along the grid, like following streets in Manhattan or Salt Lake City, it probably is unlikely to be a simulation; if they unexpectedly travel diagonally, reality may be a computer program. Jim Kakalios, a physics professor at the University of Minnesota who was not involved in the paper, said a test such as the one Savage suggests may not prove anything.

If they don’t find the signatures, it doesn’t mean we are not a simulation; our descendants could have used a different grid. If they do find something it also could mean “that’s the way space-time is and we never noticed before,” he said. Two other questions arise.

One is whether it is conceivable that computers powerful enough to simulate our hugely complex universe ever will exist. If so, it likely will be very far in the future. The second question is linked: Will it ever be possible to simulate humanconsciousness, after all, we run around thinking and feeling? 

“Ultimately, the paper glides over the most interesting point: assume we have infinite computing power and we can create this hypercube,” Kakalios said. ”They assume [the simulators] would know how to simulate human consciousness.” We are aware of ourselves, he said, aware of our bodies, aware of what is outside of our bodies, he said.

Human consciousness is almost indescribably complex. For generations, science fiction books -- and some science books -- have hypothesized inserting our consciousness into computers so that we essentially live forever.

In Caprica, a prequel to the television program Battlestar Galactica, a girl’s consciousness is preserved in a computer and it becomes the basis for the evil cyborgs. “We don’t understand consciousness,” Kakalios said. “Neuroscience is where physics was before quantum mechanics." “It’s a more interesting problem than whether you can simulate protons and quarks.”

Either way, however, Kakalios said the experiments on cosmic rays are the kind scientists should be doing regardless of the simulation issue.

Joel Shurkin is a freelance writer based in Baltimore. He is the author of nine books on science and the history of science, and has taught science journalism at Stanford University, UC Santa Cruz and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Inside Science News
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