Wednesday, 21 August 2013

POST 88

Hi Folks I hope you are home and dry.  A English saying for getting home safe and all is well. An achieved goal and such like not like the villagers below.
 http://uk.news.yahoo.com/life-spent-wettest-place-earth-092846348.html?vp=1#I5kiLEd

Underground civilisations.  
North Korea
Hi Geoff,
Since this campaign launched in January, you’ve been central to it. I wanted to let you know what you've helped achieve and what's happening next as the campaign reaches its end.

Enough Food For Everyone IF has been a success because you and thousands of others made a big enough noise against hunger. Big or small, whatever you did, thank you.
Here’s what we achieved together in just 6 short months:
·  Aid promise kept – Your campaigning made sure the Chancellor, George Osborne, committed to spend 0.7% of national income on life changing aid.
·  Better nutrition – 45,000 of you came to London’s Hyde Park and helped get world leaders to pledge $4.1 billion, which will help 20 million children get the food they need.
·  Unearthing land grabs – You helped put land grabs on the G8 agenda for the very first time.
·  Backing climate finance – Your efforts helped get a plan in place to get the funds needed to help poor countries adapt to climate change.

·  Transparent Tax – In the UK: George Osborne failed to reform UK tax laws, but he couldn’t ignore our calls to tackle the elephant in the room - our own UK tax havens. On the global stage: Thousands of you gathered in Belfast and put huge pressure on the G8 to set out the great ambition to tackle tax dodging, which they did days later at the Summit - unthinkable just a few months ago.
{ The above took place in Hyde Park London the same weekend the Bilderbugs were in Watford say about 20 miles away, a big bug Bill Gates was at Hyde Park. I bet he had to change pants a few times, saving children, not your style Bill}  SEE POST 61. SCROLL DOWN


Lip Dub videos

lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. It is made by filming individuals or a group of people lip synching while listening to a song or any recorded audio then dubbing over it in post editing with the original audio of the song. There is often some form of mobile audio device used such as an MP3 player. Often they look like simple music videos, although many involve a lot of preparation and production. Lip dubs are done in a single unedited shot that often travel through different rooms and situations within a building. They have become popular with the advent of mass participatory video content sites like YouTube. {I just love music, all sorts, I cannot formerly dance but I love to dance and do it as it takes me---what fun}

THE SUN SO FAR HAS GONE SHOOS GA BYES.
July 30, 2013 - Our nearest star has exhibited some schizophrenic behavior thus far for 2013. 
By all rights, we should be in the throes of a 
solar maximum, an 11-year peak where the Sun is at its most active and dappled with sunspots. 
Thus far though, Solar 
Cycle #24 has been off to a sputtering start, and researchers that attended the meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division earlier this month are divided as to why."Not only is this the smallest cycle we've seen in the space age, it's the smallest cycle in 100 years," NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center research scientist David Hathaway said during a recent press teleconference conducted by the Marshall Space Flight Center. 
Cycle #23 gave way to a profound minimum that saw a spotless Sol on 260 out of 365 days (71%!) in 2009. Then, #Cycle 24 got off to a late start, about a full year overdue - we should have seen a solar maximum in 2012, and now that's on track for the late 2013 to early 2014 time frame. For solar observers, both amateur, professional and automated, its seems as if the Sun exhibits a "split-personality" this year, displaying its active Cycle #24-self one week, only to sink back into a blank despondency the next. 
This new cycle has also been asymmetrical as well. One hallmark heralding the start of a new cycle is the appearance of sunspots at higher solar latitudes on the disk of the Sun. These move progressively toward the Sun's equatorial regions as the cycle progresses, and can be mapped out in what's known as a Spörer's Law.
EDWARD SNOWDEN'S DAD TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
July 30, 2013 - Re: Civil Disobedience, Edward J. Snowden, and the Constitution
Dear Mr. President:
You are acutely aware that the history of liberty is a history of 
civil disobedience to unjust laws or practices. As Edmund Burke sermonized, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
Civil disobedience is not the first, but the last option. Henry David Thoreau wrote with profound restraint in Civil Disobedience: “If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.”
  Thoreau’s moral philosophy found expression during the Nuremburg trials in which “following orders” was rejected as a defense. Indeed, military law requires disobedience to clearly illegal orders.
A dark chapter in America’s World War II history would not have been written if the then United States Attorney General had resigned rather than participate in racist concentration camps imprisoning 120,000 Japanese American citizens and resident aliens.
Civil disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act and Jim Crow laws provoked the end of slavery and the modern civil rights revolution.
We submit that Edward J. Snowden’s disclosures of dragnet surveillance of Americans under § 215 of the Patriot Act, § 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments, or otherwise were sanctioned by Thoreau’s time-honored moral philosophy and justifications for civil disobedience. Since 2005, Mr. Snowden had been employed by the intelligence community. He found himself complicit in secret, indiscriminate spying on millions of innocent citizens contrary to the spirit if not the letter of the First and Fourth Amendments and the transparency indispensable to self-government. Members of Congress entrusted with oversight remained silent or Delphic. Mr. Snowden confronted a choice between civic duty and passivity. He may have recalled the injunction of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.” Mr. Snowden chose duty. Your administration vindictively responded with a criminal complaint alleging violations of the Espionage Act.
From the commencement of your administration, your secrecy of the National Security Agency’s Orwellian surveillance programs had frustrated a national conversation over their legality, necessity, or morality. That secrecy (combined with congressional nonfeasance) provoked Edward’s disclosures, which sparked a national conversation which you have belatedly and cynically embraced. Legislation has been introduced in both the House of Representatives and Senate to curtail or terminate the NSA’s programs, and the American people are being educated to the public policy choices at hand. A commanding majority now voice concerns over the dragnet surveillance of Americans that Edward exposed and you concealed. It seems mystifying to us that you are prosecuting Edward for accomplishing what you have said urgently needed to be done!
The right to be left alone from government snooping–the most cherished right among civilized people—is the cornerstone of liberty. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson served as Chief Prosecutor at Nuremburg. He came to learn of the dynamics of the Third Reich that crushed a free society, and which have lessons for the United States today.
Writing in Brinegar v. United States, Justice Jackson elaborated:
The Fourth Amendment states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”These, I protest, are not mere second-class rights but belong in the catalog of indispensable freedoms. Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart. Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government. And one need only briefly to have dwelt and worked among a people possessed of many admirable qualities but deprived of these rights to know that the human personality deteriorates and dignity and self-reliance disappear where homes, persons and possessions are subject at any hour to unheralded search and seizure by the police.
We thus find your administration’s zeal to punish Mr. Snowden’s discharge of civic duty to protect democratic processes and to safeguard liberty to be unconscionable and indefensible.
We are also appalled at your administration’s scorn for due process, the rule of law, fairness, and the presumption of innocence as regards Edward.
On June 27, 2013, Mr. Fein wrote a letter to the Attorney General stating that Edward’s father was substantially convinced that he would return to the United States to confront the charges that have been lodged against him if three cornerstones of due process were guaranteed. The letter was not an ultimatum, but an invitation to discuss fair trial imperatives. The Attorney General has sneered at the overture with studied silence.
We thus suspect your administration wishes to avoid a trial because of constitutional doubts about application of the Espionage Act in these circumstances, and obligations to disclose to the public potentially embarrassing classified information under the Classified Information Procedures Act.
Your decision to force down a civilian airliner carrying Bolivian President Eva Morales in hopes of kidnapping Edward also does not inspire confidence that you are committed to providing him a fair trial. Neither does your refusal to remind the American people and prominent Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate like House Speaker John Boehner, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann,and Senator Dianne Feinstein that Edward enjoys a presumption of innocence. He should not be convicted before trial. Yet Speaker Boehner has denounced Edward as a “traitor.”
Ms. Pelosi has pontificated that Edward “did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents.” Ms. Bachmann has pronounced that, “This was not the act of a patriot; this was an act of a traitor.” And Ms. Feinstein has decreed that Edward was guilty of “treason,” which is defined in Article III of the Constitution as “levying war” against the United States, “or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
You have let those quadruple affronts to due process pass unrebuked, while you have disparaged Edward as a “hacker” to cast aspersion on his motivations and talents. Have you forgotten the Supreme Court’s gospel in Berger v. United States that the interests of the government “in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done?”
We also find reprehensible your administration’s Espionage Act prosecution of Edward for disclosures indistinguishable from those which routinely find their way into the public domain via your high level appointees for partisan political advantage. Classified details of your predator drone protocols, for instance, were shared with the New York Times with impunity to bolster your national security credentials. Justice Jackson observed in Railway Express Agency, Inc. v. New York: “The framers of the Constitution knew, and we should not forget today, that there is no more effective practical guaranty against arbitrary and unreasonable government than to require that the principles of law which officials would impose upon a minority must be imposed generally.”
In light of the circumstances amplified above, we urge you to order the Attorney General to move to dismiss the outstanding criminal complaint against Edward, and to support legislation to remedy the NSA surveillance abuses he revealed. Such presidential directives would mark your finest constitutional and moral hour.
Sincerely,
Bruce Fein
Counsel for Lon Snowden
Lon Snowden
Bruce Fein & Associates, Inc.
722 12th Street, N.W., 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 703-963-4968
Obama Monsanto put that in your pipe and smoke it as they say.
Well Folks I guess there is a lot to take in so I'll sign off for now.
Best wishes and Good Luck always.
Geoff
Breaking News

Plans for "warp drive" spacecraft to be unveiled in Texas

“Warp drives” which could propel humanity to the stars faster than the speed of light will be discussed this week by space experts in Dallas, Texas.

The Enterprise from Star Trek.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/plans-for--warp-drive--spacecraft-to-be-unveiled-in-texas-110028613.html#waDsuza
To describe this 7 min video is like---hey wake up---shows how asleep we are. Cor.
  • The documentary Rise of the Superbugs details why antibiotic overuse is leading to the emergence of deadly superbugs
  • New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1, or NDM-1, is a gene that confers ‘super resistance’ to a growing number of lethal antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in India and at least 35 other countries
  • Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB), which has a 40 percent mortality rate, is also on the rise around the globe
  • Drug companies have little financial incentives to create new antibiotics to replace those that germs have grown resistant to, therefore few new alternatives are in the works
  • We’re now facing the perfect storm to take us back to the pre-antibiotic age, and if this occurs significant casualties are to be expected. Thankfully, there is a lot you can do to take control of your health and fend infection off naturally. [PLEASE GO TO MERCOLA. COM FOR THE MOST, MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE ON THIS IN DETAIL}
WARNING
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that acetaminophen (Tylenol) products may cause three serious skin reactions, two of which typically require hospitalization and can be fatal
  • The most serious skin reactions linked to acetaminophen are Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS), both of which often start with flu-like symptoms and can cause the top layer of your skin to slough off, exposing you to a serious risk of fatal infections
  • The skin reactions can occur at any time after taking acetaminophen, even if you’ve taken the drugs with no issue in the past
  • Other drugs, including NSAIDs, penicillins and anticonvulsants are also linked to potentially fatal skin reactions
  • Acetaminophen-containing products are also the number one cause of liver failure in the US {again Mercola.com}
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Police probe 'Diana murdered' claim

When I worked in the Forensic lab at the Police College Hendon I met Princess Diana several times.  What a lovely, beautiful, kind charming lady.
 Police are examining new information which alleges that Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed were murdered by a member of the British military.
When the news broke about this I had a gut feeling. I am sure what I found out was right. In my view she was murdered as was Dr Kelly.  I cannot say more than this. On RT (Russia today TV) in the Keiser Report http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/episode-485-max-keiser-586/  you see how devious and dastardly are David Cameron and cohorts.  I wouldn't put anything past them.

INCOMING CME: A CME might be heading for Earth. It was propelled into space by a double-blast of M-class solar flares (M3 and M1) on August 17th around 1830 UT. SOHO (the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) caught the CME emerging from the blast site, sunspot AR1818:

Gibraltar

Spanish Boats In Protest Over Gibraltar Fishing Rights

Spanish fishermen are sailing for an artificial reef created by Gibraltar's government which they claim restricts their right to fish.
Every now and then Britain has a spat with Spain over Gibraltar and Argentina over the Falklands.
In 1982 Britain had a 74 day war with Argentina. Recently Argentina have said they may have another go.
UKUSAMONSANTO BIG BROTHERGCNSAQ.WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

ukhomeoffice: Theresa May, review the use of Schedule 7 of Terrorism Act

On Sunday David Miranda, the Brazilian partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald who has written stories about revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US Government, was held at Heathrow Airport under the UK Terrorism Act. He was released without charge after nine hours.
Being detained by authorities can be terrifying for an innocent person. Unfortunately I know how David feels. Ten years ago, I was returning to New York from London where I was studying when I was detained for several hours on 'suspicion of terrorism' - their reason? I looked 'familiar'. It was a traumatic experience which left me feeling powerless and let down, fearful that when travelling I'll be singled out and have to go through the same thing again.
Glenn Greenwald told the BBC: “They never asked him about a single question at all about terrorism or anything relating to a terrorist organisation. They spent the entire day asking about the reporting I was doing and other Guardian journalists were doing on the NSA stories.”
Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 allows the police to detain anyone at the UK’s borders without any requirement to show probable cause and hold them for up to nine hours, without seeking further justification.
Schedule 7 has a become a blunt legal instrument that the UK government can use to intimidate people who it doesn’t agree with. I think it’s time for the Government to review how it uses Schedule 7. Please join me.

                    9 year old discusses the meaning of life and the universe                      Police defend detaining partner


I make no apology for repeating this article in full. I also throw out the challenge to the government if you haven't anything to hide why be so pedantic in this case its so obvious, like everything else these days you make no clever moves to openly defy democracy and decency.  You knew dam well he was just a reporter.  You stink of corruption and foul play.  And what's more you corrupt officers into believing in your bullying.

Scotland Yard has said the detention of the partner of a Guardian journalist at the centre of revelations about US and British security services was "legally and procedurally sound" - and denied allegations he was not given access to a lawyer.
David Miranda said he was questioned by six agents on his "entire life" while being held at Heathrow airport under terror laws for nine hours - the legal limit before a suspect must be charged or released - as he changed planes on a journey from Berlin to his home in Brazil. His partner, Glenn Greenwald - the reporter who interviewed American whistle-blower Edward Snowden - called Mr Miranda's detention a "profound attack on press freedoms and the news-gathering process".
"To detain my partner for a full nine hours while denying him a lawyer, and then seize large amounts of his possessions, is clearly intended to send a message of intimidation to those of us who have been reporting on the NSA (US National Security Agency) and GCHQ," he said.
But the Metropolitan Police said the use of the Terrorism Act to detain Mr Miranda was "legally and procedurally sound". Scotland Yard said in a statement: "The examination of a 28-year-old man under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 at Heathrow Airport on Sunday 18 August was subject to a detailed decision making process.
"The procedure was reviewed throughout to ensure the examination was both necessary and proportionate. Our assessment is that the use of the power in this case was legally and procedurally sound. Contrary to some reports the man was offered legal representation while under examination and a solicitor attended. No complaint has been received by the Metropolitan Police Service at this time."
Labour called for an urgent investigation into the use of the powers to question Mr Miranda after he said agents took his "computer, video game, mobile phone, my memory card. Everything". Mr Miranda was stopped at 8.30am on Sunday when returning from a trip to Berlin. He was questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 which applies only at airports, ports and border areas, allowing officers to stop, search, question and detain individuals. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said: "Any suggestion that terror powers are being misused must be investigated and clarified urgently - the public support for these powers must not be endangered by a perception of misuse."
David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, has asked for an official briefing on the arrest, which he described as an "unusual case". He told BBC Radio 4's The World At One that around two million people pass through UK ports every year. "Of those, 60,000-70,000 are examined under this schedule 7 stop and only 40 of those are actually kept for longer than six hours," he said. "So you can see what an unusual case this was, if it's correct that Mr Miranda was held right up to the nine-hour limit."
Downing Street said the case was an "operational matter for the police".
Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors, said it was difficult to avoid the conclusion that the move was an attempt to intimidate a journalist. He said: "Journalism may be embarrassing and annoying for governments but it is not terrorism. It is difficult to know how in this instance the law was being used to prevent terrorism. On the face of it, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the detention of a journalist's partner is anything other than an attempt to intimidate a journalist and his news organisation that is simply informing the public of what is being done by authorities in their name. It is another example of a dangerous tendency that the initial reaction of authorities is to assume that journalists are bad when, in fact, they play an important part in any democracy."
Since June 5, Mr Greenwald has written a series of stories revealing the NSA's electronic surveillance programmes. The newspaper also published stories about blanket electronic surveillance by Britain's GCHQ, also based on documents from Mr Snowden.

Coalition Ministers 'In Battle' Over Renewable Energy Report

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has personally blocked a report into renewable energy and the rural economy, it has been claimed, over fears it could expose shortcomings in his department's renewable energy strategy.


Another cover up and corrupt action and they delay a legitimate reporter as above. It makes one sick and thank goodness I know there is changer and an awakening,.

Theresa May's Immigration Policy Is Ruining People's Health



There is a terrible human cost to the government's immigration policy orchestrated by home secretary Theresa May.
Thousands of families are being torn apart and forced to live in separate countries as a result of a new £18,600 salary requirement for bringing a foreign spouse from a non-EU country into the UK.

       96-Stone Man: Saudi King Orders Airlift

Khalid Shaeri weighs the same as two baby elephants or eight average-sized men

Apparently this is common in Saudi and the health ministry has a problem dealing with it.
As big as that is, it is not so big as the deviants who run the UK,USA and EU.  Their inflated bemused egos outweigh  any obese persons world wide. Their collective head fat is almost Earth weight and sized.
I love Great Britain, it used to be great, I served the Police for 36 years and kept my mouth shut about many things I saw. In the end I got sick of it, and got physically sick and took early retirement and really started work, unpaid at that. Through meditation and other health formulas I have been able to report it and to let it pass.
May sanity and decency prevail.
Love and peace in your life. Geoff
PS. I am posting two, 88 is as usual kind of information and 89 is a journey by six students from London to India by road in the late 60's.  It makes a break and trust you might find it interesting. Thank you.

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