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US briefs allies about next WikiLeaks release

Posted by Admin on November 27, 2010

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By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press – 2 hrs 46 mins ago

LONDON – U.S. allies around the world have been briefed by American diplomats about an expected release of classified U.S. files by the WikiLeaks website that is likely to cause international embarrassment and could damage some nations’ relations with the United States.

The release of hundreds of thousands of State Department cables is expected this weekend, although WikiLeaks has not been specific about the timing. The cables are thought to include private, candid assessments of foreign leaders and governments and could erode trust in the U.S. as a diplomatic partner.

In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron‘s spokesman, Steve Field, said Friday that the government had been told of “the likely content of these leaks” by U.S. Ambassador Louis Susman. Field declined to say what Britain had been warned to expect.

“I don’t want to speculate about precisely what is going to be leaked before it is leaked,” Field said.

In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said U.S. diplomats were continuing the process of warning governments around the world about what might be in the documents. Many fear the cables will embarrass the United States and its allies, and reveal sensitive details of how the U.S. conducts relations with other countries.

“We are all bracing for what may be coming and condemn WikiLeaks for the release of classified material,” he said. “It will place lives and interests at risk. It is irresponsible.”

The Obama administration on Friday warned that the WikiLeaksrelease would endanger “lives and interests.”

Italy’s foreign minister, Franco Frattini, said he spoke Friday with the U.S. State Department, which told him that there would be documents regarding Italy in the leak, “but the content can’t be anticipated.”

“We’re talking about thousands and thousands of classified documents that the U.S. will not comment on, as is their custom,” Frattini said.

The governments of Canada and Norway also said they had been briefed by U.S. officials. Israel’s Foreign Ministry declined to comment on a report that it, too, had been informed.

In Iraq, U.S. Ambassador James F. Jeffrey told reporters that the leaks represent a serious obstacle to international diplomacy.

“We are worried about additional documents coming out,” he said. “WikiLeaks are an absolutely awful impediment to my business, which is to be able to have discussions in confidence with people. I do not understand the motivation for releasing these documents. They will not help, they will simply hurt our ability to do our work here.”

In Norway, U.S. officials released a statement from the ambassador to the newspaper Dagbladet with the understanding that it would not be published until after the WikiLeaks material came out, but the newspaper published the material ahead of time.

It quoted U.S. Ambassador to Norway Barry White saying that, while he could not vouch for the authenticity of the documents, he expected them to contain U.S. officials’ candid assessments of political leaders and political movements in other countries. He said diplomats had to be able to have private, honest discussions to do their jobs.

The Obama administration said earlier this week that it had alerted Congress and begun notifying foreign governments that the whistle-blowing website is preparing to release a huge cache of diplomatic cables whose publication could give a behind-the-scenes look at American diplomacy around the world.

“These revelations are harmful to the United States and our interests,” U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. “They are going to create tension in relationships between our diplomats and our friends around the world.”

Diplomatic cables are internal documents that would include a range of secret communications between U.S. diplomatic outposts and State Department headquarters in Washington.

WikiLeaks has said the release will be seven times the size of its October leak of 400,000 Iraq war documents, already the biggest leak in U.S. intelligence history.

The U.S. says it has known for some time that WikiLeaks held the diplomatic cables. No one has been charged with passing them to the website, but suspicion focuses on U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst arrested in Iraq in June and charged over an earlier leak.

Frattini, the Italian foreign minister, said Friday that he had been “told that the person responsible for this leak has been arrested.” The Italian Foreign Ministry later said Frattini was talking about Manning.

WikiLeaks, which also has released secret U.S. documents about the war in Afghanistan, was founded byJulian Assange.

The Australian former computer hacker is currently wanted by Sweden for questioning in a drawn-out rape probe. Assange, 39, is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion. He has denied the allegations, which stem from his encounters with two women during a visit to Sweden.

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AP writers Rebecca Santana in Baghdad, Matthew Lee in Washington, and Bjoern H. Amland in Oslo contributed to this report.

 

 

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The Third Way

Posted by Admin on August 3, 2010

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The essence of this extraordinary time, and the transformation that is taking place, is the ending of the old duality.  Duality consists of many opposites – light and dark, yin and yang, good and evil, male and female and so on.  It is unstable, in that the light may come into the ascendancy for a while, but then the pendulum swings, and it is the turn of the dark – essentially a ‘forever’ process.

Far more complicated than that statement, perhaps, because many aspects of duality are swinging back and forth, out of synch and in opposite directions to each other, simultaneously.

If the light should choose to fight the dark, two processes move forward in parallel – the dark element is slowly purged to move lightwards, while the light forces are corrupted by their own blind aggression and are twisted into darkness.  And in all sorts of respects, this type of activity just keeps on churning as the whole constantly and endlessly morphs into its opposite.

That the turmoil of our world has been an engine for soul growth is clear to many, delivering frequent challenges the like of which other realms of consciousness reportedly do not experience.  But whatever the challenges now being presented in the reality around us I suggest that, in the context of our many past lives we have all ‘been there, done that’ – and got so many ‘T’ shirts in the process that there is now a storage problem.  So, time to move on! A message which a very few have had for some considerable time, and which the majority is only just becoming consciously aware of.

The fact is that we cannot fight the dark, for in so doing, we pay attention to the negative, strengthening their position and threatening to roll us into their realm of negativity in the process.  Neither can we simply ignore them, because, if we do, they simply take ever bigger liberties in their schemes of greed, avarice and control until they are completely out of control.  Very like the global scene that is being rapidly being uncovered right now.

If we can’t fight, and we can’t ignore, do we have any other options?  Is there a Third Way?  Indeed, there is.

It is to walk away from the old, dysfunctional and dying reality, and start to create a new one at a higher level of enlightenment, and drawing upon universal consciousness as a third element alongside the (quite natural) light and dark to form Trinity – a stable new reality that has none of that churning and morphing associated with the old duality.

The THIRD WAY is therefore the path to that New Reality, and its step-by-step establishment as we evolve, co-creating our own reality along the way.

Now you, the evolved reader, know this already, and I, as the scribe being nudged to write these words, am aware of having written them in various forms before.  But – there is another element here. The question of how we cause, induce, resonate or just plain communicate so that the majority get to recognise, and want to take this third way.

The ‘New Age’ (a perfectly sound concept for these times – but one that has been corrupted by the dark as they seek the means to stop it from happening) is by now littered with un-truths.  Many of these are so close to actual truths that it is hard to discern where one ends and the other starts.

One of these untruths – at least, for me – is that ‘the New Reality is a done deal, the battle has been won at other levels of reality / consciousness, and it is just a matter of time before it sweeps all before it here’ – or some such.  There are many sets of words conveying the same concept.

I add into the same package any number of messiahs, space fleets, prosperity programs – all of which are apparently scheduled to sweep to our rescue in one form or another in the fifty ninth minute of the eleventh hour.

Don’t get me wrong – some or all of the above may well happen, and I for one will be delighted to greet the Ashtar Command or whoever, when/if they do indeed arrive.  But any such arrival is not the point. Even if they do, the context is unlikely to be one of rescue.

The fact is that WE ARE THE ARCHITECTS OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!  We are the ‘creators-in-training’ for this physical realm, and out rapidly accelerating consciousness is putting us firmly in the driving seat. Not a moment too soon – and still absolutely dependant on enough of us getting our act together.

What act?  The one about co-operation, co-creation, com-munity – each implying that we work in teams to operate, create, live – and that the consolidated power of being aligned in what we do is what carries us forward to the New Reality.

The point here is that we are at the critical moment when what we do together – and including the other people we are able to communicate with to join us – is of critical importance.  We are beginning to see that the old powers are really desperate by now. They would love to see legions of us sit back and accept the ‘it’s a done deal’ theory.  Just the opening they need – then it’s back to the duality carousel for another thirteen millennia (and this not for the first time!)!

Over the next period of time there will be lots more spectacular collapses of banks, institutions, governments and nations. Many of the public agents of the dark will be hauled up in public to account for what they have done or attempted to do to humanity.

But this scenario is also loaded with smoke-and-mirrors.   Let us just recall that, twenty years ago, the Illuminati were openly bragging that they would cause a global banking collapse – exactly what we are seeing about us right now.

Now, this may, indeed, not be the collapse they had in mind. They may, indeed, have ‘swallowed the poisoned bait’ apparently set for them some years back. But this is the moment when our etheric ‘squares on the battlefield’, our attention and focus on clearing out that which no longer serves us, and working to bring forth the New Reality, absolutely must hold.

The old powers would love us to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Give them the slightest opportunity, and they will see that we do precisely that. Let’s not celebrate prematurely as the bastions start to collapse, but check, double check and triple check that we did not just buy into yet another level of smoke and mirrors.

Also worth remembering that all their public figures are minions, and thus expendable.  Just as Tony Blair has outlived his usefulness, and pretty much been publically exposed, so will many others.  But the real players are likely to remain hidden unless we keep on probing, keep peeling away the layers of onion skin that constitute the false reality.

An army is at its most dangerous in that period of panic just before it looses the battle. That’s where we are folks, facing old controllers who are very, very used to this game and have their backs to the wall.

So, we must keep moving and building THE THIRD WAY while simultaneously KEEPING OUR GUARD UP while we make sure that each element of the demise of the duality is real and not one of the old guard’s endless facades.

Xavier Hermes

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Lauren Gorgo: Close But No Cigar

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2010

Close, But No Cigar

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Bearing Down

“We’re in the thick of it” is what the unseens said the other day while I was frantically trying to balance myself in the shrinking space between electrocutions.  While on some I level I felt semi-relieved to hear those words, the smaller, less reverent, and definitely-more-frustrated-part of me couldn’t hold back a “yeah, no shzt.”

I mean come on…these transitions are far from subtle and we can all feel the thick of it…but what we are all violently screaming to know is: where will we land and whennnnnn?

And here’s what those voices in my head said:  there are two major portals left to walk through…one arising at the end of this month and one in the beginning of August.

These two major gateways are purportedly bringing us in deeper harmony with the “master creator within”…”the reconnection of your inherent creational powers will come forth through these gateways and in doing so, the next level of transformation and resurrection of physicality will commence.”

If you’ve been on this journey long enough, than no doubt you have been stripped down to either complete apathy or cynicism…or both…but either way you should have enough wits about you to realize that those words above are always much prettier than the physical reality we will most likely experience….so consider this fair warning that though we are close, we are still climbing…and if it’s not obvious, I despise that fact more than you do.

Here’s what I am being shown… and please bear with me as I try to find clarity amidst generous amounts of vertigo and fatigue:

In the coming 2 weeks, there are magnanimous energies flowing toward earth as if some miraculous force of God is landing to resurrect the planet and her people.  This energy, which culminates in the full expression of major planetary bodies will directly and indirectly energize all forms of matter to step further into the realm of oneness.

Unless you live under a rock…which I guess accounts for most of us…you have most definitely caught wind of the astrological foreboding emanating from astrologers and metaphysicians in relation to the cardinal T-Square alignment involving Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto—a rare alignment and profoundly suggesting societal and socio-economic transformation.

Well, according to the Pleidians, July 26  is one of those major portal days when Saturn opposition Uranus becomes exact, which also incidentally falls on the first day of the 13 Moon Calendar-Mayan New Year and directly following the full moon in Aquarius on July 25-26.

Then, soon after, on August 6-7ish a cardinal grand cross is activated between Jupiter-Uranus, Pluto, the Moon and Saturn-Mars-Venus…and, if all that weren’t enough, the Lions gate opening directly follows on August 8th.

Now I am no astrologer…and barely know what any of that means… but it sounds & feels like some big forward moving stuff.  Truthfully, I am hearing that these astrological events will be especially impacting on the outer world, but we are experienced enough to know that we will also need to anchor and stabilize these energies within ourselves as well.

Luckily, I am also hearing that for those who have cleared the bulk of their karmic-goo… peace of mind will accompany this passage of great change.

Collective Rebirth

No doubt we are smack dab in the middle of birthing a new reality….and it hurts like hell…but I am told that the contractions over the next two weeks of labor are the impetus for grand physical restructuring by which we will merge into deeper union between spirit and matter and which will initiate a restructuring of all physical bodies of matter, including the planetary body.  This usually amounts to upheaval on one level and breakthroughs on another, where some (those aligned with love) are able to climb ahead and others (those still unawakened) will fall deeper into the abyss of cause and effect.

This merging of polarities, which peaks on the 8/8 gateway, results in a deeper realization of our god-self.  As these masculine and feminine energies merge, the left and right hemispheres of the brain unite to form a bridge between worlds and a flow of new-level information streams between physical and spiritual reality where we are able to see and know things we didn’t before and which will also give us the insights needed for creative solutions to clean up our messy lives…and as always, just in the nick of time.

As a result of this incoming energy of merging worlds…which, incidentally is already beginning to seep into our personal energy fields…in the next two weeks there will be a resurgence of divine love which the unseens are referring to as “a uniting of your inner-god with your outer-form.”

For us to become complete through this transition…to move beyond karmic creation and into resonance creation… requires that we are able to absorb the encoded light quotients cascading down from the great central sun into our pineal and pituitary glands.  Unfortunately, our physical bodies are recoiling at the thought of downloading ANY more light, so it is imperative to remain neutral to these energies, let them flow through you, and not attach any human thought to their inevitability.

Using Discernment

For those of us who have been working toward the actualization of our divine potential, there is much to be considered during this time… especially as it pertains to our thoughts.  The most influential aspect of these astrological, solar and galactic forces will be our ability to initiate change…to come unstuck…and to realize our capabilities as co-creators of divine intent…and this begins with the increasingly more powerful energy of thought.

The quarantine that each of us has been protected by over the last several years is beginning to lift which means manifestation is becoming nearly instantaneous… the space between thought and procurement is disintegrating and we are slowly beginning to see signs of this in the physical. (think phone calls…do you really need that caller ID anymore?)  Though sudden miracles are appearing, ironically, this is mostly true for things we don’t need right now….but an indication of what’s behind this clearing cycle nevertheless.

All in all it is very important that we use discernment and self-responsibility by not giving our power away to fear based thinking… especially during these gateway periods when collective frenetic thoughts moving up and out and are swarming us. You may find that you need to lay low for a bit, stay in a safe space or with friends and loved ones to regain your composure or to steer clear of these energies during transmutation periods.

The End of the End

For the time being, the pressure is definitely still building and we feel all but ready to pop, yet we are still wrapping up much of the past and any old business in need of resolution.   So much to tend to, so little energy.

“The completion of all wayward elements is drawing nigh and there is only a short window of opportunity left to finalize details….arriving in mid-August is an influx of energies that will need space to land…to fill up the vacuous void of your past lives and carve the new potentials for your future.”

This preparation period…like the rest of this relentless journey…. seems to go on foreverrrrrrrrr and tho it is all completely necessary to take full advantage of our new beginnings, it is exhausting to try to work within these dense energies of the old paradigm when so much of ourselves is firmly planted in the new.

A perfect example of this in my own life is a seemingly never-ending bankruptcy finalization.  In order to save my home from foreclosure last year, I filed bankruptcy to apply for a much-needed loan modification and restructure.  This was first supposed to be finalized in March, then got adjourned to May, then got adjourned to July and today was just adjourned AGAIN to September.

Even tho I just. want. this. to. be. over. with…I also know in the bigger picture that everything is undergoing a major vibrational upgrade….readjusting, restructuring, and realigning to match the new energies so that when the time comes to fully move forward, everything will be in sync with my our new and completely authentic lives.

This energy of the old with the new pushing through is apparent everywhere right now…important things keep getting postponed, moved ahead…then behind…then ahead again.  Plans (if u can even make any) change at the very last minute, we think we are going one way then suddenly we are not…well aligned opportunities arise and just as quickly, disappear.

Its pure insanity really…yet, many good things do come from these universal adjustments.  For instance, because my bankruptcy kept getting postponed, I was miraculously able to align with the timing of the government equity adjustment plan and my loan…which was $100,000 upside down… qualified for a market value adjustment saving me thousands and thousands of dollars in the end.  This was COMPLETELY unexpected at a time when I had NO IDEA how this situation would resolve itself.

Moral of the story?  When in doubt, get out the way.

So yes, this waiting and uncertainty is the pits, and letting our higher-self take control has been sooooo boring…but I promise it will all be well worth it in the end when we are smooth sailing in our new lives.

Physical Happenings

As usual, purification symptoms abound.  We are still integrating the energies from the recent eclipse period as well as some new symptoms that are arriving from the influx of the next incoming wave.

The most uncomfortable changes seem to still be taking place from eclipses and are manifesting in the base of the neck/head/shoulder/upper back area with tons of pressure that can feel like your skull bones are fusing together.  I actually said in a recent post on the TWYH forum that I felt like Neo being plugged into the new matrix through the base of my skull.  The jaw (TMJ), teeth, ears, throat and gums are all healing from this intense download in a major way so you may be having all sorts of related issues in these areas.  But that certainly doesn’t mean we are relieved of all the other symptoms like heartburn, middle back pain, nausea, intestinal discomfort, etc…no siree Bob…they just get piled on top and counted as bonus symptoms.

Also, the Cancer/Capricorn eclipses were challenging all of us at the base levels of financial security and physical safety which kicked up TONS of fear and stress around mortality and financial failure.

You know that stress I am talking about…the kind that keeps your jaws clenched when you’re not paying attention and makes everything in life seem impossible.  This was evident everywhere and in everyone (even if you don’t have financial challenges) during that potent portal period, and the physical body really took a toll.  Insomnia, restlessness, jitters, vague anxiety, soreness in muscles, cold sweats, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, etc.

And now we have the lunar energy of the full moon on Sunday coming at us and kicking up increasing levels of anxiety coupled with the solar energy of the Lions gate piercing our pituitary/pineal glands as they attempt to merge in sacred union, so the usual Leo sun sinus/allergy-type symptoms are slowly creeping in.

The pituitary/pineal glands govern a lot of bodily functions and hormones including body temperature and sleep, so this is some unfun stuff….these detox symptoms vary in intensity and can include hay fever type symptoms, feeling really cold, then hot…sometimes with sweating, vertigo, dizziness, unsteadiness, feeling spaced-out, deep fatigue, sinus congestion & pressure, itchy-watery eyes, sore/dry throat, congested ears, headaches, etc.

If you are challenged by these symptoms (or any others), self-nurturing will obviously still be required as is the need to rest and ground these powerful surges of energy into our lives and bodies for a bit longer.

What’s left?

To complete this journey, there is only one thing left that is required of us…full presence in love.

This means that it is beyond crucial that we continue to remain neutral, clear and keep ourselves centered in love each time we feel a spike in earth’s electromagnetic field.

The amount of love and fearlessness that we are able hold within our bodies will determine the level we are catapulted to through these remaining portals.  This simply means that in order to fly, we must step off the path of known in full faith of the unknown…wings outstretched…and with the absolute knowing that the wind will support our flight.

These next two weeks will collectively bring us to a point of jumping into seas of untold depth where at any given moment we will have two choices: we can get swept up in the undercurrent and fight to stay afloat, or we can relax into the momentum of the swells and body surf those waves with pure excitement as they guide us effortlessly to the shores of our new lives.

In the end, we are all exactly where we need to be and at this stage of the game there is nothing left to DO but BE.

So I guess we’ll do what we always do…BE patient.

Until then….
Lauren

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Memo to U.S. Congress: prima facie evidence that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld committed treason on 9/11

Posted by Admin on June 3, 2010

This article is the third of a multi-part series on secret technologies, their application to the events of September 11, 2001, and the consequent implications for our society.

A Memorandum to the U.S. Congress presented to then incoming Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich), following the November 2006 mid-term elections sets out prima facie evidence for the appointment of an independent prosecutor to prosecute then U.S. President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and numerous Jane and John Does for treason under Article III (3) of the U.S. Constitution for acts committed on September 11, 2001.

Article III (3) of the U.S. Constitution provides: “Sect. 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on open confession in open court.

United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al. is the upcoming trial of five alleged Al-Qaeda members for “masterminding” the September 11, 2001 attacks. Regardless of whether U.S. President Barack H. Obama chooses to have these defendants tried in a U.S. Military Commission or in a U.S. Federal court, the Memorandum to the U.S. Congress contains prima facie evidence that the sitting U.S. President, Vice President, and Secretary of Defense committed actionable Article III (3) treason on 9/11. Consequently, one can characterize the forthcoming trial in United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al. as a political show trial, no different in effect – the wrongful execution of the defendants and the attempted hoodwinking of the U.S. and world population – from other political show trials in recent history.

There is a substantial segment of U.S. and world public opinion that believes that 9/11 was a false flag operation. In a 2006 paper entitled, “False Flag Operations, 9/11, and the Exopolitical Perspective”, Dr. Michael E. Salla writes:  “According to an August 2006 Scripps Howard/Ohio University national survey, 36% of Americans believe 9-11 was an ‘inside job’ with government agencies complicit in what occurred.  A Zogby poll in May 2006 found that 42% of Americans believed that official explanations and the 9-11 Commission were covering up the truth.”

This Examiner.com article contains the first of two installments setting out the compelling prima facie case of why an independent prosecutor should be appointed to investigate actionable treason on 9/11.

The law of treason and constitutional accountability

The Memorandum to the U.S. Congress addresses the issue of the law of treason and constitutional accountability for the events of September 11, 2001.  The Memorandum is designed to set out the prima facie evidence which supports the appointment by the U.S. Congress (or other entity) of an independent or special prosecutor to “prosecute Treason against these United States of America by U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Vice President Richard B. Cheney, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and other John and Jane Does for planning and carrying out the acts of treason, as defined in Article III (3) of the U.S. Constitution, by conspiring to carry out, carrying out, and/or causing to be carried out an armed attack upon these United States on September 11, 2001, as part of a strategic deception operation.”

For reasons of space, the excerpts from the Memorandum to the U.S. Congress in this Examiner.com article do not contain the footnotes and full references in the original Memorandum.  Examiner.com readers are encouraged to download a copy of the original Memorandum to the U.S. Congress (PDF) here or here.

Memorandum to the U.S. Congress – parts I – III

The following are Parts I – III of the Memorandum.  Please note that the Memorandum contains this caveat:

CAVEAT LECTOR: This memorandum is based upon the best public research resources presently available. It is presented not as a full treatment of the subject but as merely a brief summary pointing to the existence of sufficient prima facie evidence to warrant the appointment of an independent prosecutor.


AP: Cheney at National Press Club, June 1, 2009

MEMORANDUM

The September 11, 2001 Attacks as Acts of Treason under Article III (3) of the U.S. Constitution

“The United States Constitution, in Article 3, Section 3, says that it is treason for a citizen of the USA to engage in “levying war” against the United States. If U.S. citizens consciously participated in planning the attacks of 9/11 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, this participation would clearly be treasonous. There is considerable prima facie evidence that named members of the U.S. Executive Branch—U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Vice President Richard B. Cheney, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld—participated in this planning.

“This prima facie evidence sustains a constitutional, Joint Resolution of the U.S. Congress to appoint an Independent Prosecutor under the authority of Article III (3) of the U.S. Constitution to prosecute Treason against these United States of America by U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Vice President Richard B. Cheney, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and other John and Jane Does for planning and carrying out the acts of treason, as defined in Article III (3) of the U.S. Constitution, by conspiring to carry out, carrying out, and/or causing to be carried out an armed attack upon these United States on September 11, 2001, as part of a strategic deception operation.

“An investigation of these acts of prima facie Treason was not carried out by the 9/11 Commission. This Commission, directed by an insider, Philip Zelikow, who was directly connected to the named U.S. President George W. Bush of the U.S. Executive Branch, took as its starting point the Bush-Cheney administration’s claim that the attacks were planned and carried out entirely by members of al-Qaeda. The Commission examined only facts and allegations that were consistent with this theory.

“All evidence pointing to complicity by the named individuals—U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Vice President Richard B. Cheney, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld—along with other John and Jane Does, was ignored or, in a few cases, distorted.  The U.S. Congress in its constitutional jurisdiction needs to authorize the appointment of an independent prosecutor to conduct a genuine investigation of this prima facie evidence of Treason under Article III (3) of the U.S. Constitution, which is summarized below in terms of six questions.”

I.  How Could Hijacked Airliners Have Struck the WTC and the Pentagon?

“If the standard operating procedure of the FAA and the US military had been carried out on the morning of 9/11, AA Flight 11 and UA Flight 175 would have been intercepted before they reached Manhattan, and Flight 77 would have been intercepted long before it could have reached the Pentagon. (Such interceptions are routine, being carried out about 100 times a year.) As to why these interceptions did not occur, the public has never been given a plausible explanation. Indeed, we have received three mutually inconsistent stories.

“In the first few days, military officials said that no fighter jets were sent up by NORAD until after the strike on the Pentagon at 9:38, even though signs that Flight 11 had been hijacked were observed at 8:15. That would mean that although interceptions usually occur within 15 minutes, in this case over 80 minutes had elapsed before any fighters were even airborne. This story suggested that a “stand-down” order had been issued.

“Within a few days, a second story was put out, according to which NORAD had sent up fighters but, because FAA notification had unaccountably come very late, the fighters did not arrive soon enough to prevent the attacks. Critics showed, however, that even if the FAA’s notifications had come as late as NORAD claimed, there would have been time for interceptions to occur.  This second story did not, therefore, remove the suspicion that a stand-down order had been given.

“The 9/11 Commission Report gives a third account, according to which, contrary to NORAD’s timeline of September 18, 2001, the FAA did not notify NORAD about Flights 175 and 77 until after they had struck their targets. This third story, besides contradicting the second story and also considerable evidence that the FAA had notified the military in a timely manner, contains many inherent implausibilities.  It does not, accordingly, remove grounds for suspicion that a stand-down order had been issued—a suspicion for which there is ear-witness testimony.”

II. Why Did the Twin Towers and Building 7 of the WTC Collapse?

“The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney has also failed to provide a credible explanation of the total collapses of the World Trade Center buildings. According to the official explanation, the Twin Towers collapsed because of the impact of the airplanes and the heat from the ensuing fires. But this explanation faces several formidable problems.

“First, Building 7 also collapsed, and in about the same way. This similarity implies that all three buildings collapsed because of the same causes. But building 7 was not hit by a plane, so its collapse must be explained by fire alone. That would lead to the conclusion that all three buildings collapsed from fire alone.

“Second, however, the fires in these three buildings were not very big, very hot, or very long-lasting, compared with fires in some steel-frame high-rises that did not induce collapses. In 1991, for example, a fire in Philadelphia burned for 18 hours, and in 2004, a fire in Caracas burned for 17 hours. But neither of these fires resulted in even a partial collapse, let alone a total collapse.  By contrast, the World Trade Center’s north and south towers burned only 102 and 56 minutes, respectively, before they collapsed. Building 7, moreover, had fires on only a few floors, according to some witnesses  and all the photographic evidence.

“Third, total collapses of steel-frame high-rise buildings have never, either before or after 9/11, been brought about by fire alone, or fire combined with structural damage from airplanes. All such collapses have been caused by explosives in the procedure known as ‘controlled demolition.’

“Fourth, the collapses of these three WTC buildings all manifested many standard features of controlled demolition, such as: sudden onset (whereas steel, if weakened by fire, would gradually begin to sag); straight-down collapse (as opposed to falling over); collapse at virtually free-fall speed (indicating that the lower floors were offering little if any resistance); total collapse (indicating that the massive steel columns in the core of each building had been sliced into many pieces—which is what explosives do in controlled demolitions); the production of molten steel;  and the occurrence of multiple explosions, as reported by dozens of people—including journalists, police officers, WTC employees, emergency medical workers, and firefighters.  The official theory cannot explain one, let alone all, of these features—at least, as physicist Steven Jones has pointed out, without violating several basic laws of physics.  But the theory of controlled demolition easily explains them all.

“Fifth, although the question of whether explosives were used could have been answered by examining the buildings’ steel columns, virtually all of the steel was immediately sold to scrap dealers, trucked away, and sent to Asia to be melted down. Moreover, although it is usually a federal crime to remove anything from a crime scene, in this case the removal was overseen by government officials.

“Sixth, al-Qaeda terrorists could not have obtained access to the buildings for the enormous number of hours it would have taken to plant the explosives. But the question of how agents of the Bush-Cheney administration could have gotten such access can be answered by pointing out that Marvin Bush and Wirt Walker III—the president’s brother and cousin, respectively—were principals of the company in charge of security for the WTC.  It is also doubtful that al-Qaeda terrorists would have had the courtesy to ensure that the buildings would come straight down, rather than falling over onto other buildings.”

[Examiner.com note:  Please see also, “Scientist: Directed energy weapons turned World Trade Center into nanoparticles on 9/11

http://www.examiner.com/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2010m3d23-Scientist–Directed-energy-weapons-turned-World-Trade-Center-into-nanoparticles-on-911 ]


Wiki: Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense on September 11, 2001

III. Could the Official Account of the Pentagon Possibly Be True?

“According to the official account, the Pentagon was struck by AA Flight 77, under the control of al-Qaeda hijacker Hani Hanjour. This account is challenged by many facts.

“First, Flight 77 allegedly, after making a U-turn in the mid-west, flew back to Washington undetected for 40 minutes, even though it was then known that hijacked airliners were being used as weapons and even though the US military has the best radar systems in the world, one of which, it brags, “does not miss anything occurring in North American airspace.”

“Second, the aircraft, in order to hit the west wing, reportedly executed a 270-degree downward spiral, which according to some experts would have been impossible for a Boeing 757. Hanjour, moreover, was known as “a terrible pilot,” who could not even fly a small airplane.

“Third, how could a pilot as poor as Hanjour have found his way back to Washington without guidance from the ground?

“Fourth, the Pentagon is surely the best defended building on the planet.  It is not only within the P-56-A restricted air space that extends 17 miles in all directions from the Washington Monument, but also within P-56-B, the three-mile ultra-restricted zone above the White House, the Capitol, and the Pentagon. It is only a few miles from Andrews Air Force Base, which, assigned to protect these restricted zones, has at least three squadrons with fighter jets on alert at all times. (The claim by The 9/11 Commission Report that no fighters were on alert the morning of 9/11 is wholly implausible. ) Also, the Pentagon is surely protected by batteries of surface-to-air missiles, which are programmed to destroy any aircraft without a US military transponder entering the Pentagon’s airspace.  (So even if Flight 77 had entered the Pentagon’s airspace, it could have escaped being shot down only if officials in the Pentagon had deactivated its anti-aircraft defenses.)

“Fifth, terrorists brilliant enough to get through the US military’s defense system would not have struck the west wing, for many reasons: It had been reinforced, so the damage was less severe than a strike anywhere else would have been; it was still being renovated, so relatively few people were there; the secretary of defense and all the top brass, whom terrorists would presumably have wanted to kill, were in the east wing; and hitting the west wing required a difficult maneuver, whereas crashing into the roof would have been easier and deadlier.

“Sixth, there is considerable evidence that the aircraft that struck the Pentagon was not even a Boeing 757. For one thing, unlike the strikes on the Twin Towers, the strike on the Pentagon did not create a detectable seismic signal.  Also, the kind of damage and debris that would have been produced by the impact of a Boeing 757 was not produced by the strike on the Pentagon, according to both photographs and eyewitnesses. Karen Kwiatkowski, who was then an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel employed at the Pentagon, writes of ‘a strange lack of visible debris on the Pentagon lawn, where I stood only moments after the impact. . . . I saw . . . no airplane metal or cargo debris.’

“Photographs show that the façade of the west wing remained standing for 30 minutes after the strike and that, during this time, the hole in this façade was only about 16 to 18 feet in diameter.  A Boeing 757 has a wingspan of about 125 feet, and a steel engine is mounted on each wing. And yet there was, as Former Air Force Colonel George Nelson has pointed out, no visible damage on either side of this hole.  Former pilot Ralph Omholt, discussing both debris and damage on the basis of the photographic evidence, writes: ‘there is no doubt that a plane did not hit the Pentagon. There is no hole big enough to swallow a 757. . . . There is no viable evidence of burning jet fuel. . . . The pre-collapse Pentagon section showed no ‘forward-moving’ damage. . . . There was no tail, no wings; no damage consistent with a B-757 ‘crash.’”

“Additional evidence that no large airliner hit the west wing is provided by the fact that the fourth-floor office of Isabelle Slifer, which was directly above the strike zone (between the first and second floors), was not damaged by the initial impact.

“There is considerable evidence, moreover, that the aircraft that struck the Pentagon was instead a US military missile. This evidence consists partly of testimony. Lon Rains, editor of Space News, said: ‘I was convinced it was a missile. It came in so fast it sounded nothing like an airplane.”  The upper management official at LAX, quoted earlier as saying that he overheard members of LAX Security receiving word of a stand-down order, says that they later received word that “the Pentagon had been hit by a rocket.’  Professor David Edwards of Salisbury University reports that on the morning of 9/11, a young couple burst into his subway car at L’Enfante Station and started shouting: ‘We were standing at the Pentagon Station, waiting for the train to come, and we saw a missile fly into the Pentagon! We saw it, we saw it!’  Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in an apparent slip of the tongue, referred in an interview to ‘the missile [used] to damage this building.’

“The missile hypothesis is also supported by physical evidence. Dr. Janette Sherman of Alexandria reports that shortly after the strike her Geiger counter showed the radiation level, about 12 miles downwind from the Pentagon, to be 8-10 times higher than normal. Two days later, Bill Bellinger, the EPA radiation expert for the region, said that the rubble at the crash site was radioactive, adding that he believed the source to be depleted uranium. These findings are what one would expect, says a former scientist at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory—if the Pentagon had been struck by a military missile with a depleted uranium warhead.

“On the basis of all this evidence, retired Army Major Doug Rokke has said: ‘When you look at the whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts [and] the size of the hole left in the building . . . , it looks like the work of a missile.’

“A seventh reason to be dubious about the official story is that evidence was destroyed. Shortly after the strike, government agents picked up debris from the Pentagon in front of the impact site, put it in a large container, and carried it off.  Shortly thereafter the entire lawn was covered with dirt and gravel, with the result that any remaining forensic evidence was covered up.  FBI agents also immediately confiscated the videos from security cameras on two nearby buildings.  Although the Department of Justice, responding to a request under the Freedom of Information Act, has acknowledged the FBI’s possession of at least one of these videos, the Department of Justice has refused to release it.

“These seven problems, besides challenging the official account, collectively indicate that the strike on the Pentagon was orchestrated by forces within our own government—an act that would clearly constitute treason.”

Parts IV – VII of the Memorandum to the U.S. Congress

Parts IV – VII of the Memorandum to the U.S. Congress will be covered in a succeeding Examiner.com article. For reasons of space, the excerpts from the Memorandum to the U.S. Congress in this article do not contain the footnotes and full references in the original Memorandum.  Examiner.com readers are encouraged to download a copy of the original Memorandum to the U.S. Congress (PDF) here or here.

Read the entire Examiner.com series on 9/11:

http://www.examiner.com/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2010m4d2-Memo-to-US-Congress-prima-facie-evidence-that-Bush-Cheney-and-Rumsfeld-committed-treason-on-911

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Update by Sheldan Nidle for the Spiritual Hierarchy and the Galactic Federation

Posted by Admin on June 2, 2010

3 Manik, 10 Pax, 5 Caban


Selamat Balik! We return on this day to talk with you about a number of events that are close to happening. Every day for years, you have waited for the prosperity funds to finally arrive at your door. Every day, you have been disappointed when this did not occur. Our Earth allies have worked hard to make this manifest for you, and as we watched this situation, we noticed three predominant obstructive factors: first, the institutions that control and heartlessly manipulate your world were operating at full throttle; this is no longer the case: your governmental, political, and economic spheres are in disarray! Second, your various military and international enforcement institutions had not as yet made up their minds about the best direction for your world to take. These organizations have since made this decision and now whole-heartedly support change. Third, the underlying attitude of the world’s people was largely indifferent to any drastic altering of their realty, and this too has now changed: the level of anger at the state of global affairs and of longing for a new direction has reached critical mass.

These pivotal collective decisions, coupled with the great longing of the world’s people, are at last in alignment with the grand transformations espoused by our Earth allies, and so Heaven has acceded to our demands for a deeper involvement in your affairs. Until now, we had merely cajoled the dark cabalists and had not firmly convinced them of the urgent need for immediate surrender. They took advantage of our indirect stance to intensify the disaster growing in the Gulf of Mexico and had asked their minions to prepare a full doomsday scenario. We watch this in horror and are most relieved by the recent decrees from Heaven. Our task is to employ our personnel and ships in such a way as to force an end to this heinous activity. To this end we have had several sincere talks with Earth’s Spiritual Hierarchy in order to get the go-ahead for our diverse strategies. These are designed to push the dark out of the way and ensure the swift rise of our Earth allies. Accordingly, we have asked that all the teams, waiting in the wings to be the transitional regimes around the world, now make themselves known to us.

In this regard, we have provided these critical personnel with a series of lectures, followed by an open session of questions and answers concerning our mission to bring full consciousness back to this reality. During our recent set of talks with Earth’s Spiritual Hierarchy, it was made crystal clear that the present level of earth-changes activities such as earthquakes and volcanism was to continue on an ascending scale over the coming months. We are subject to a timeframe which behooves us to ensure that the requisite changes to your world happen now and not later. We have noticed the massive upwelling of magma throughout your planet. Tectonic-plate action is likewise increasing, and it appears certain that what we were told to expect is currently happening. Consequently, we have had many serious meetings with those who are to be in charge of the military and civilian government ministries in the transitional regimes. In a nutshell, we have initiated a plan whose purpose is to divest the dark cabalists of their present seats of power.

At the same time, we are to ensure that the prosperity programs, which are the final link to this transition, are delivered to their recipients. The purpose of this change is to replace your present illegal regimes with properly established de jure governments. Without Disclosure, our tasks are harder to perform successfully. Nonetheless, these divinely ordained activities must take place in the proper and agreed-upon ways, and to this end, our diplomatic and liaison forces are carrying out our plans according to the agreed legitimate format. We are busy making sure that the old regimes resign at the time jointly agreed to. To date, all is well. The dark understands what we need, and it is grudgingly complying. For our part, we are monitoring the activities of each group of dark minions as we fully expect some form of shenanigans. The secret-government elements behind some of your major governments have indeed put obstacles in our path, and we have responded by limiting the effects of these dirty deeds.

Mother Earth wants you to know that the present pace of earth changes is to accelerate, making the disaster in the Gulf even more of a threat. This situation is an incentive for all to do their utmost to remove the dark from power. It is no longer an option for these unrelenting ones to remain at the helm, and it is time that they meet with their just deserts. Your global societies need fundamental economic reforms backed by people-oriented government. Our direct intervention is also necessary because these regimes need considerable reliable oversight. Your world, for far too long, has looked to the dark, devious, and controlling ways of the Anunnaki’s minions for guidance, which is why some degree of initial mentoring is indicated. Also required is close interaction by each of you with your respective regimes. A cornerstone of galactic society is government that is fully responsive to an aware, informed, and dedicated body politic.

The old ways are to be transformed by an abundant and fearless populace. You need to regard yourselves as the “owners” of your local and national governments. Those put into power, even in the most propitious circumstances, can falter and require the people’s due diligence. We are here to be your mentors; to transform your consciousness; and to reconnect you fully with the Divine. As this happens, you will acquire new and inspiring areas of responsibility. This means you are to step outside your present “box,” thereby gaining access to a more responsive and knowledgeable you, and we will encourage you every step of the way. Higher consciousness naturally brings with it more wisdom, more connection with the Divine, and more sacred responsibility, building to the moment when you actually achieve full consciousness.

Our task is clearly defined. What you have made of yourselves is no longer sufficient, which is why Heaven embarked on her program of moving you up to full consciousness. This jeopardized everything in your environment as this reality can no longer sustain itself. The chain of life that supports you is badly crippled and cannot be repaired. This pushes you to the next level, and indeed it is only higher-level technologies run by higher-conscious Beings that can restore viability to your reality. This new, transformed reality is to be home to fully conscious Beings; and these Beings are of course to be you. They will require mentors only in the beginning; then their own wisdom can propel them toward their divine destiny. This destiny includes the forging of a new star-nation and becoming an important part of the Galactic Federation of Light.

Your world is to see this happen now! We are moving forward with our pieces of the puzzle and are ready to make it all happen. The dark sees its nemesis looming and knows its time has come! The reins of power are to pass to our Earth allies, and the first items on their agenda are the new economic-financial realities and a reversal of the catastrophe forming in the Gulf. This leads to the end of the UFO cover-up, which permits us to intervene in a more public way. Central to this is the open acknowledgment of the partnership between the Earth allies, the people of Earth, and the first contact team. This partnership is to clean up your planet, start you on the road to full consciousness, and allow you to become accepted citizens of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Today, we brought you up to date regarding what is happening on your world. Your reality is more than ready to be transformed by Heaven, by you, and by us, and all in a very short period of time. We look forward to the grand reunion and to helping you complete your transformation into fully conscious Beings. Know, dear Ones, in your Heart of Hearts that the countless Supply and never-ending Prosperity of Heaven are indeed Yours! So Be It! Selamat Gajun! Selamat Ja! (Sirian for Be One! and Be in Joy!)

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Israeli Attack on Flotilla Sparks Wave of International Protests

Posted by Admin on June 2, 2010

by: Nora Barrows-Friedman, t r u t h o u t | Report

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This protest in Madrid, Spain, is one of many worldwide that are expressing outrage against Israel’s raid on humanitarian flotillas headed for Gaza. (Photo: Carlos Barbudo)

Rami al-Meghari watched the news unfold from live video feeds monitoring international waters 65km off the coast of the Gaza Strip Monday morning, one of Gaza’s 1.5 million residents anticipating a shipment of wheelchairs, prefabricated homes, crayons, raw construction supplies, dental surgery equipment and reams of paper brought by international humanitarian activists on board a flotilla of boats.

However, the flotilla was intercepted and attacked by Israeli naval commando units, flanked by armed speedboats and helicopters. Soldiers climbed on board the Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara ship and opened fire with live ammunition, killing at least 19 people and wounding 60, according to the latest reports.

A journalist living in Gaza’s Meghazi refugee camp, al-Meghari tells Truthout that the attack was a devastating blow to the Palestinian people in Gaza – who have suffered through a three-year-long blockade as Israel forbids the entry of essential goods and humanitarian supplies, including medicines. He says he was horrified at what took place on the ship. “I am in absolute sorrow for the human loss,” he said.

From the occupied Gaza Strip to the San Francisco Bay Area, global reaction in protest of the Israeli military’s attack on the flotilla has been swift. Outraged by Israel’s attack on the flotilla, and fueled by international news headlines and internet-based information swapping through sites such as Twitter and Facebook, tens of thousands of people across the world have taken to the streets in sustained anger against Israeli policies and the actions of its military toward the humanitarian aid flotilla, while the United Nations and the Turkish government work to impose diplomatic pressure.

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank launched demonstrations against the Israeli military immediately following the attack, but the protests were quickly dispersed and banned by the Palestinian Authority’s security forces. Earlier in the day, Israeli forces shot a young American journalist in the face with a tear gas grenade during a women-led demonstration at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem. There were also protests inside the old city in occupied East Jerusalem, while others demonstrated outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s house in the Western side of the city.

In the Palestinian city of Umm al-Fahem in northern Israel, Palestinian youth burned tires as Israeli forces attempted to lock down areas of the city. Elsewhere, Israeli and Palestinian protesters descended on the city of Ashdod, where detention camps had been set up by the military to hold those arrested from the flotilla and to where some of the ships on the flotilla were being towed. Protesters in Haifa and other northern Israeli cities also joined the day of action.

People in Egypt and Jordan took part in similar protests as thousands across the region demanded that their governments sever diplomatic and political ties with Israel. Lebanese demonstrators surrounded the UN headquarters in Beirut to condemn Israel’s policies and the violent attack against the flotilla.

In Turkey, thousands of protesters attempted to storm the Israeli embassy in Istanbul right after the killings. Later in the day, Turkish government officials categorized Israel’s attack as “state terrorism” and withdrew its ambassador to Israel as thousands of protesters hit the streets in spontaneous demonstrations demanding justice for those killed in the attack and for Palestinians in Gaza.

In Canada, protests were planned at Israeli embassies and Federal buildings in an “emergency response” to Israel’s aggressions. Seven thousand Swedish demonstrators hit the streets of Stockholm as the Swedish government summoned its Israeli ambassador, condemning the attack as “completely unacceptable” and demanding clarification by the Israeli government. Sweden had several of its citizens on board the ships.

Meanwhile, across the US, pro-justice activists took to the streets in anger and anguish over the killings. Protesters organized in New York City’s Times Square, and in Houston, Cleveland and Seattle, among other cities. University of Chicago freshman Sami Kishawi tells Truthout he joined a massive demonstration in downtown Chicago on Monday afternoon. “I will remain open and willing to participate in dialogue that will reveal to the public the grim reality of the oppression of the Palestinian people,” he said.

In the Bay Area, activists protested outside Israeli embassy in downtown San Francisco. Oakland resident Amir Qureshi told Truthout that he joined the protests in solidarity with the more than 600 activists on the flotilla, and is taking part in other actions as well, including countering some of the Israeli propaganda that’s filtered down inside the US corporate media and calling US representatives in Congress. “Ordinary unarmed global civilians from more than a dozen countries have the courage to take on Israel’s navy in support of the besieged population of Gaza and even give our lives in doing so,” Qureshi said. “Such global solidarity shows the power of people and how it can affect global causes.”

At the same time, condemnation of Israel’s attacks have come from global leaders and icons of civil rights and justice. The Elders – a contingent of past and present world leaders and Nobel laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter – released a press statement on Monday declaring Israel’s attack as “completely inexcusable.”

“This tragic incident should draw the world’s attention to the terrible suffering of Gaza’s 1.5 million people, half of whom are children under the age of 18,” The Elders’ statement said.

Back in Gaza, locally-based civil society groups sent out a press statement urging the international community to take direct action against Israeli policies. They wrote:

<blockquote>”We Gaza based Palestinian Civil Society Organizations and International activists call on the international community and civil society to pressure their governments and Israel to cease the abductions and killings in Israel’s attacks against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla sailing for Gaza, and begin a global response to hold Israel accountable for the murder of foreign civilians at sea and illegal piracy of civilian vessels carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza.

“We salute the courage of all those who have organized this aid intervention and demand a safe passage through to Gaza for the 750 people of conscience from 40 different countries including 35 international politicians intent on breaking the Israeli-Egyptian blockade. We offer our sincerest condolences to family and friends who have lost loved ones in the attack.

“… The people of Gaza are not dependent people, but self sufficient people doing what they can to retain some dignity in life in the wake of this colossal man-made devastation that deprives so many of a basic start in life or minimal aspirations for the future.

“We, from Gaza, call on you to demonstrate and support the courageous men and women who went on the Flotilla, many now murdered on a humanitarian aid mission. We insist on severance of diplomatic ties with Israel, trials for war crimes and the International protection of the civilians of Gaza. We call on you to join the growing international boycott, divestment and sanction campaign of a country proving again to be so violent and yet so unchallenged. Join the growing critical mass around the world with a commitment to the day when Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as any other people, when the siege is lifted, the occupation is over and the 6 million Palestinian refugees are finally granted justice.”</blockquote>

From Gaza’s Meghazi refugee camp, al-Meghari said of Israel’s actions Monday morning, “violence only breeds violence. And as long as Israeli repression remains in place, Palestinian and pro-justice people around the world will keep up their resistance to that repression.”

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Obama Must Ask Netanyahu the Right Questions

Posted by Admin on June 2, 2010

by: Ira Chernus, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Moshe Milner GPO / IsraelMFA)

Debate rages around the world about the Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla headed to Gaza. And it should rage. As Martin Luther King Jr., said, an injustice to one is an injustice to all.

But the debate that matters most – the one that will decide the fate of Palestinians and Israelis alike – is going on inside the Oval Office. If Barack Obama ever decides that the Israelis absolutely must end the occupation of the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza, he’ll demand and get a settlement. Then, both peoples can start living in peace, sooner than most Americans think.

If Obama continues waffling and lets the Israelis maintain the status quo, the conflict will continue, and so will the insecurity it inflicts on both sides.

Obama must understand that perfectly well as he prepares for the delayed visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He must know that he could make the conversation a genuine turning point in US policy, if he wants to. The agenda he sets for that conversation is crucial.

So far, the indications are not promising. In a brief phone talk with Netanyahu just hours after the brutal attack at sea, Obama merely “expressed the importance of learning all the facts and circumstances around this morning’s tragic events as soon as possible,” the White Housesaid.

No, Mr. President, that’s the wrong way to begin. It avoids the real issue – which is just what the Israeli leader wants. He’d love to see the world debating about “all the facts and circumstances.” He’d love to treat the whole terrible disaster at sea as if it were a schoolyard scrap: He hit me first. No, he hit me first. Liar! No, you’re a liar!

Netanyahu and the Israeli government would be happy to drag that argument out because it gives them a double victory. They get to play their favorite role – the victim of threats to their very existence – while distracting the Obama administration from the issue that really matters: the Israeli domination of Gaza and the West Bank.

As long as that domination continues, whether in the form of occupation or blockade, it makes a peace settlement impossible. And that seems to be precisely what the Israeli government aims for – or certainly at least itspowerful right wing, which has Netanyahu in its power. Instead of pursuing peace, Israeli leaders want to pursue a public relations effort at damage control, which comes down to image control.

So, they’re happy to have everyone – especially in the Oval Office – scrutinizing all the video footage and eyewitness accounts to figure out exactly what happened on the Mavi Marmara, minute by minute. The battle of competing images and interpretations could go on for months, even years. As long as the world is distracted by that battle, it will bring any chance of a meaningful peace process to a grinding halt.

The Israelis seem to have had something like that in mind when they set out to stop the Gaza flotilla. Their PR machine was in high gear before the flotilla even set sail. A sympathetic analyst in the conservative Jerusalem Post lamented the failure of the Israeli “diplomatic [read: PR] initiative aimed at explaining to the world why it planned to stop the ships.” As he noted, “stories were leaked by the government to the press about the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), the Turkish organization that is behind the flotilla, described as a ‘radical Islamic organization.'”

Within hours of the attack at sea, top Israeli leaders were holding press conferences touting the same unsubstantiated claims that the flotilla was led by violent supporters of international terrorist groups. “Gaza has become a base for terrorists backed by Iran,” said Netanyahu,  suggesting that this unsubstantiated claim somehow justified all that killing; it was simply “self-defense.”

Could it be just coincidence that so many Israeli military personnel, politicians and journalists all repeated the same strange charge that IDF soldiers were victims of “attempted lynching”? (Find it hereherehere,here and here, for example.) It’s more likely that the word “lynch” was cooked up in a PR office, well before the disaster at sea took place (probably by some flake who doesn’t know English well enough to know what the word really means).

The Israelis went to sea not only with 50 Border Guards as well as sailors, but also with embedded Israeli reporters. Prominent journalist Ron Ben-Yishai was apparently given permission for a scoop, the first direct report from scene, predictably sympathetic to the Israelis. (The other reporters’ dispatches were embargoed until they could be vetted by censors.) Back on land in Israel, one blogger reported hours after the event, the talking heads were already focusing only on “the threat to the soldiers lives and the insufficient force that was sent to take control over the Mavi Marmara.” The Israeli media allowed little doubt that their military personnel were the victims, not the perpetrators, of the attack.

Some skilled video producers went along on the mission, too. Shortly after the confrontation, they released slick footage, which does indeed seem to show Israeli troops descending onto the Mavi Marmara and immediately being brutally attacked. No doubt, Netanyahu will bring that film with him to the Oval Office and hope Obama watches every second of it. After all, the president says he wants to know “all the facts and circumstances.”

In the end, though, Netanyahu will tell him that only one fact really matters: Israel was justified because it was acting in self-defense. And, surely, he’ll remind Obama of Israel’s ultimate goal, the one he repeats at every opportunity: preventing another Holocaust. He’ll link the killing on the Mavi Marmara with the specter of the Holocaust, using the whole arsenal of weapons that his skilled PR experts have invented in their fertile imaginations.

He’ll try to keep the conversation focused on the one question that dominates Israeli political life: Weren’t the Israelis merely doing what they had to do to stop the next Holocaust? And, perhaps, even to save Western civilization against “radical Islamic forces,” according to ananalysis published hours after the attack by a prominent Israeli academic in one of his nation’s most popular newspapers. That will be a common response among many Jews, especially in Israel, but some here in the US, too.

Uri Avnery, the grand old man of the Israeli peace movement, summed it up most incisively, as usual, in a recent column titled “Hallelujah, the World is Against Us!” In recent years, he wrote, as Jews have escaped persecution and gained power, “a sense of unease, of disorientation, set in.” Many Jews “felt that something was out of order, that the well-known road signs were not working anymore…. That’s frightening,” and it makes many Jews suspicious. So, “without being conscious of it,” many Jews “do what we can to be hated again, to feel at home, on familiar ground…. We shall not rest until the world is anti-Semitic again, and we know how to behave. As the jolly song goes: ‘The entire world is against us, but what the hell.'”

If Obama, and the world, focus only on “all the facts and circumstances” about who did what during that tragic dawn at sea, it will give Israeli leaders another excuse to lead their people in singing their jolly song, perpetuating their cherished images of victimization. The more criticism they receive, the more most Israelis will be convinced that the worlds really is against them. And the more excuse that will give them to resist serious negotiations for peace.

This is not to deny the need for a full investigation. But it’s vital to put even the worst events in broader perspective. The US government has supported so many evils of the Israeli occupation and blockade because the Israeli PR machine has been so successful. It has managed to get the US mass media, most of the US public and, very possibly, their president to believe that the whole world just might be against Israel, that any Israeli violence might very well be justified self-defense against another Holocaust.

If Obama really wants to be the president who brings peace to the Middle East, he has to take a much broader view. When he asks Netanyahu for “all the facts and circumstances,” he must ask the big, crucial questions: By what right does Israel maintain its blockade of Gaza at all costs, despite all the human suffering it brings? By what right does Israel maintain its occupation of and settlements on the West Bank at all costs? Why does Israel resist the peace settlement that the rest of the world sees as fair and just? Why does Israel persist in such self-defeating policies, keeping its own people as well as its Palestinian neighbors locked in a vicious cycle of insecurity?

Even those who want to focus on the one terrible incident of violence at sea should be asking not who started the fighting, but by what right did the Israeli Navy steam into international waters and unilaterally declare a “naval blockade”? (Strangely, the Israeli PR machine put out video of that declaration, as if it somehow justified all the killing to come.) It’s all part of the same pattern: Israel making unilateral decisions that put intolerable restrictions on Palestinians’ lives.

That’s what the flotilla to Gaza was trying to shine a light on. Now, the light has grown much brighter, though it is encased in the dark shadow of mourning. But if we let it become a narrow pencil light, illuminating only the events of a few tragic hours, we will miss the larger picture at which the Obama administration should be looking: the injustices perpetuated by Israel over many tragic decades.

Those of us who want to see a just peace and a truly independent viable Palestinian state should do whatever we can to break through the fallacious stereotype of Israel as the eternal victim. If that image is discredited – if it no longer frames discussion of the Middle East conflict here in the US – the Obama administration can begin to explore new options for US policy.

Every time we persuade a friend, a neighbor, a relative, a co-worker to see Israel as a dominating power, not an endangered victim, we take a step closer to a just peace in the Middle East. That can be the most fitting memorial for the victims of Israeli bullets, who wanted only to bring humanitarian relief to Gaza.

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U.S. Kills Al-Qaeda’s Number 3 for Nine Thousandth Time

Posted by Admin on June 1, 2010

ISLAMABAD (The Borowitz Report) – The US confirmed today that it has killed al-Qaeda’s number three for the nine thousandth time, setting a new world’s record for killing the number three man in a terrorist organization.

“No matter how many times you do it, it’s always a special feeling when you nail their number three,” a U.S. military official said today. “I’m sure I’ll feel this way when we do it for the 9001st time.”

The termination of al-Qaeda’s number three sets up a power vacuum within al-Qaeda, with candidates to replace the fallen Mustafa Abu al-Yazid scrambling to remove themselves from consideration.

According to one candidate within the terror group, “The words no al-Qaeda member ever wants to hear are, ‘Congratulations – you’re our new number three.'” More here.

The Los Angeles Times says Andy Borowitz has “one of the funniest Twitter feeds around.” Follow Andy on Twitter here.

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SYMPTOMS & REMEDIES OF 2012 A.D

Posted by Admin on May 25, 2010

We have now entered a highly volatile period, full of both potential and hazards.
The Earth’s magnetic field is changing it’s configuration.

There is a breach in the magnetosphere which surrounds the Earth, protecting it from solar winds.
This is a naturally occurring cycle but the magnitude of this opening is huge, and is allowing and will continue
to allow large volumes of plasma from the sun to enter our atmosphere.  This will increase magnetic storms, disruptions of telecommunications and the bio-electric circuitry such as the human nervous systems.
The increased charging of the magnetosphere will increase over the next few years.

Our subtle energy bodies or etheric body, known by the ancient Egyptians as the KA body,
is highly sensitive to and affected by solar plasma. This increase in solar plasma
also increases the vibatory rate of the KA body which is wonderful if one is consciously on the path of ascension,
but for others it can lead to disturbances and dissolution.

This list of symptoms and remedies  are to help those of us challenged by the symptoms of the ascension transition.

(Ascension in this sense means the upwards movement  in our conscioiusness. As we ascend, both our perspective
and perception is radically altered as we begin to see through the maya or illusion of this world, which is created
through the dance of subatomic particles into a configuration of matter.  Through the ascension process
we realize that we are the creator of our experience, which we call “the world.”  In this way, we have transcended the world,
while still being a part of it, for you see through the  lens of perception that life is a movie that you are projecting.)

Symptoms of ascension may include:


Apathy
Duvet days take on a whole new meaning. The body system is probably rebooting and needs to rest and recoup.
Trust that the body knows best .


Ungrounded
As we step out of the old ‘denser’ us, a feeling of being unconnectedness and of observing ourselves from the outside can ensue.
This can be accompanied by an overwhelming feeling of wanting to go home, to return to the source.


Dizziness
Dizziness, loss of balance, back and neck pain, ringing in the ears, “gritty” eyes and blurred vision are all common.


Headaches
Cranial pressure can lead to a feeling of being squeezed, compressed and boxed in. 
A result of trying to squeeze 5D into 3D.


Sensitivity
Heightened sensitivity to one’s environment like crowds, noise and smells overstimulates the senses.


Crying
Crying about everything and anything.  Often nothing to do with us personally but is a clearing of the lower realms.
Emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs is a release as we make space for the new energy.


Fatigue
As the body loses it’s density, it goes through periods of restructuring resulting in intense fatigue at times.


Loss of Apetite
As one’s body adjusts to a new higher state of being, one may lose the desire for food.
Clean air and pure water are more desirable.


Weight Gain
Difficult to lose weight gain, Low Blood Sugar attacks and a craving for protein are all symptoms of this time.
A huge amount of fuel is required for this stage of ascension.


Insanity
During spiritual emergences, this can often become an emergency as one opens to several dimensions simultaneously.
The usual filters that keep us in the third density can open, leaving us vulnerable.


Depression
Living in a higher state may leave one feeling out of alignment with one’s outer world
which can feel both frightening and depressing.


Aches & Pains
Due to the body purifying and releasing blocked three dimensional energy as you enter higher vibrational fields.

Insomnia
Inability to sleep especially between the hours of 2am – 4am are signs of the body realigning itself.


Loss of Memory
At a loss for words?  Short term memory loss is not uncommon either as one travels between the dimensions. 
No longer time to dwell in the past, being present is the way of the  ‘now age’.


Seeing Things
That which resides beyond the veil of illusion is making itself visible to us now as we raise our vibration.
As one dares to step into the void, see what becomes visible.


Difficult Relationships
As we start to disconnect from the denser energy fields, one can develop an intolerance to l
those that dwell in the lower vibrational fields.


Stress / Anxiety
Heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, panic attacks and feelings of hysteria can be the result of the ego letting go of itself
and the loss of old behaviour patterns.  Can feel like a part of you is dying…and you’d be right…it is.


Dreams
Erratic and often violent dreams persist as many lifetimes are released.
Prolific dreaming is not uncommon in this time as one cleanses and releases on an unconscious level.


Night Sweats
Hot flushes can occur as one’s body burns off denser energies.


Deep Sleep
Periods of  falling asleep at strange times in the day should not be alarming. 
The body is acclimatising itself as it integrates the transition.


Expansiveness
As one’s frequency increases, a feeling of space and expansion prevails.
This is one of the more pleasant symptoms of a raised vibrational field.



Now here are some practical tips from the world’s wisdom keepers of how we can raise
our personal vibration in order to help with’ transition symptoms’ :

MEDITATION
TM focused meditation has had amazing results in affecting the reality of the world around us.
15-30 minutes meditation practise a day can help one to slow down and centre oneself.  It is also very energising for the body.
This will help to raise the frequency of  one’s mind, body & spirit.


VIPASSANA
This is an extended period spent in silent meditation when one can undergo the process of seeing what lies beyond the silence.


WORDS & THOUGHTS
Non violent communication (NVC) is an opportunity to communicate with our fellow man with greater compassion and clarity. 
We create what we think and as we commit our thoughts and words into the ether, we give them life.   Be careful what you ask for…
A positive attitude in both word and deed will most definitely raise one’s vibrational field.


THE BREATH
To find a practise where one focuses on the simplicity of the rise and fall of the  breath can also be extremely beneficial.
Inhale into the belly and then exhale. This is known as ‘babies breath’.


SINGING
A wonderful way to uplift the spirit and one of the fastest ways to bring joy into the body.
A fast track way to raise the Wei Chi  meridian  which directly affects the health of the heart. 
Chanting mantras enable one to connect to the divine and create transformation in one’s life. 
For example, chanting “I am a joyful manifestation of divine consciousness” can directly affect our vibrational field.


SACRED SOUND
We are all vibration.
Listening to or chanting solfeggio frequencies for example can have profound effects in one’s life. 
These frequencies were found in the Book of Numbers in the Bible and were sung by the Gregorian Monks to call in the divine.
One of these frequencies is 528Hz,  also used by today’s biophysicists for DNA cell repair.  It is also known as the frequency of LOVE.


DANCING
Dance is medicine for the soul and an expression of our true self. An opportunity to unwind and release the stresses held in the body.
Get in touch with one’s inner passion and connect deeply with the divine consciousness that guides us.


WATER
If you can access water from a pure fresh spring, well or bore hole…and always be watchful of who you meet at the well.
That would be the best source of water but there are many fine filters around which will help to clean
and revitalise the water too.   Storing your water in and drinking from blue glass, restructures the water.
Sing into the water. Place it into a crystal bowl each morning and sound the bowl.  Bless it.  Put notes of intention beneath it. 
Speak your prayers to it.  Do your puja with it.
And then drink it…..and feel it nourish and nurture you.  That is the greatest blessing.


DIET
An alkaline, live and organic diet would be your best bet.  In fact to eat bio-dynamically would be the optimum. 
This is where the crops have been blessed in a process that connects heaven and earth,  and where seeds have been reaped
and sown by the moon and the stars.  You can also be assured in this way too that your food has not been interfered with or refined in
any way. Do not microwave your food. Eat as little refined foods as possible. Avoid as much processed/dead foods possible and above all.
Bless your food.


UTENSILS
Whether this is to till the earth or to place in your mouth, it is always best to use wood or ceramic utensils. 
Cutting through the ground with a big steel blade has a very different effect on the soil than using a copper blade.
The ultimate is to eat with silver cutlery.  Being born with a silver spoon in your mouth means a lot more than just being
born rich.  It means that you used to have less risk of infection or  a virus as silver is a natural anti-biotic.


HOUSING
By building sustainably with eco materials, you minimise the risk of poisoning your body with unwanted toxins.
Minimise the use of plastic and metals and asbestos in your home. Avoid glues and all chemical products if possible.
Use organic paints. Try to avoid sleeping in a ‘sprung’ mattress and choose instead either a futon or memory foam.
Solar panels, Underfloor heating panels, good insulation and wind/water power are all a plus.
If your home is based on sacred geometry, this is the optimum for raising your frequency.


CLOTHING
Natural fibres are the best like Hemp, Silk and Cotton. 
Sew prayers or blessings into your clothing labels.


JEWELLERY
Avoid wearing metal jewellery if possible as this can interfere with your  flow of energy around the body.
Crystals are the optimum jewellery to wear as these enhance your electromagnetic field and raise your vibration .


MOBILE PHONES
Mobile phones, Bluetooth, WiFi and computers should really be kept to a minimum, especially in the areas where you sleep.
These items can cause cancer and alter our DNA.  Try to wear a  personal EMPower plate or a similar device to protect yourself
and your home from these potentially harmful radiation.   Don’t choose to live anywhere near a phone mast or aerial if you can
possibly help it. Don’t use your mobile for more than a minute of so and keep away from your head and body.


CLEANSING & PURIFYING
Shower or bathe daily.  Himalayan salts are great to draw out the toxins from the body and to replace salt lost whilst
sweating. Taking a shower will release the stress from the body, literally washing it away. Adding essential oils
in the water can boost the immune system, increase the body’s vitality. Avoid applying chemicals directly to the scalp
for obvious reasons.   Conserve water when you can and when brushing your teeth, avoid toothpaste with fluoride in it
as this is a major (not a minor), a major tranquiliser.


HEALING
If you are suffering with a degenerative dis-ease, only confide in those around you who have total belief
that you have the power to heal yourself.  Do not surround yourself with those that are in fear
or those who are cynical as it will be less likely to help your recovery.
Be discerning in whom you seek help from.
Listen to your intuition and know
that only YOU can heal YOU.


MASSAGE / THERAPY
It is good to get regular healthy touch. 
If you can’t afford it.  Exchange it.


COMMUNITY
Surround yourself with like-minded souls.  Find a community which supports co-creative ideas about living. 
There are more and more transition towns or towns in transition which means that they care about keeping the towns’
carbon footprint to a minimum.  Car share where possible and ride a bike – it’s  good exercise too.
Share seeds.  Share ideas.  Share your dreams.


FRIENDS
Again, only surround yourself with positive and supportive individuals. Choose good role models.  Aspire to be like them. 
Find a great mentor and have a councellor so that you don’t bore your friends. Do good deeds.  Be kind.  Help others.
Treat others as you would want them to treat you.


NATURE
Raise your vibration by being in nature regularly.  Get your hands into the earth.  Grow your own food or herbs
if you lack the space.  Breathe in good fresh air in wooded areas where there are good amounts of oxygen levels.
Take time to reconnect with Mother Nature.  Love her.  Love God.  Love ourselves.
Remember:  She is our  Mother and she is our teacher.     
Feel her vibration…and then feel it within you….rising higher and higher and higher


ATTITUDE
Live in truth and honesty  – about all things.
Be positive.  Always think the best of people.  Drop the judgements.
Above all – Love All.



be the change…

Jennifer Larson
Diamond Ray Chiyu
Reiki Master Teacher Quantum Healing

Clinical Hypnotherapist
www.diamondray. ning.com/

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Huge fireball likely large meteor that may have left debris

Posted by Admin on April 26, 2010

Huge fireball likely large meteor that may have left debris

April 15, 2010 9:53 PM

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/04/meteor-spotted-over-midwest.html

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The flash of what may have been a meteor over Madison, Wis., about 10 p.m. Wednesday, as seen from a weather observatory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences photo)

A fiery ball of light witnessed by thousands as it swept over the upper Midwest Wednesday night was almost certainly a large meteor that probably left a trail of debris across southern Wisconsin, asteroid experts say.

The path of the meteor was tracked by Doppler radar at two National Weather Service stations, in the Quad Cities and at LaCrosse, Wis. 

“It has the appearance that is completely consistent with being a bright meteor,” said Mark Hammergren, an Adler Planetarium astronomer who specializes in asteroids, after viewing the Doppler images.

The object, which lit up the sky shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday across parts of Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin, was very likely a piece of an asteroid, a rocky planetoid formation that orbits the sun, he said. Almost all meteors come from asteroids.

It almost certainly was not from debris trailing a comet or part of a meteor shower associated with a comet, as earlier reports have speculated, Hammergren said.

“We won’t know for sure until we get specimens” of whatever the object was, if pieces of it survived the fiery plunge through the Earth’s atmosphere, he said. But it was so large, he said he was fairly certain some may be found. Technically, if pieces of a meteor survive the impact, they are known as “meteorites.”

There was no “space junk” satellite debris that would have de-orbited into the atmosphere over that part of the U.S. Wednesday night, said William Ailor, director of the Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies at the Aerospace Corporation in California, ruling out that it could have been a piece of an old satellite.

According to the weather service’s Milwaukee office, officials there, in LaCrosse, Wis., Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa, and in St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. received “numerous reports of a fireball” about the same time people began contacting Milwaukee area officials about the flare.

National Weather Service radar in LaCrosse, Wis. showed the object at between 6,000 and 12,000 feet, heading from northwest to southeast over Grant and Iowa counties.

(The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has a series of time lapse photos of the event as seen from Madison; an Iowa sheriff’s department captured video of the flash that’s been posted on YouTube.)

Christine McMorris was in her Woodstock home Wednesday evening looking out of her kitchen window as she washed dishes and talked with a friend when she noticed a bright light coming from the sky.

“All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, I saw this huge ball of fire and a huge light,” said McMorris. “I was like, what the hell was that?”

She had seen many shooting stars during her travels to the western United States. But last night put those to shame, she said.

“They are minuscule compared to this, it was enormous,” she said.

She said as the meteor traveled closer to the surface, its intensity diminished until she lost sight of it during the approximately five to 10 seconds it took to drop. She said it didn’t have a tail.

“It was truly spectacular,” she said.

Becky Hoffman, who lives on a farm near Dixon, said she and her husband were getting ready for bed when they looked out and saw a “big glow” in the sky. She found it strange because the air was clear of storm clouds. She said she is about an hour and a half from the Wisconsin border and noticed the light north of her home.

“We thought it might have been a transformer blowing up in the area,” she said, but she dismissed it because she did not hear any explosions.

She said it was a reddish orange glow to it and she didn’t think anything of it until she turned on the radio this morning and heard that it was a meteor.

“That’s what it was, I saw it,” said Hoffman. “I thought it was pretty exciting, I just want to know where it ended up at. Did it disintegrate into the skyline or did it actually hit ground?”

In a statement on its Web site, the National Weather Service office in the Quad Cities said: 
“Just after 10 pm CDT Wednesday evening April 14th, a fireball or very bright meteor was observed streaking across the sky. The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east. 

“Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into smaller pieces and was lost from sight. The fireball was seen across Northern Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin. Several reports of a prolonged sonic boom were received from areas north of Highway 20, along with shaking of homes, trees and various other objects including wind chimes. As of late Wednesday evening, it is unknown whether any portion of this meteorite hit the ground.”

Hammergren said the apparently large size of the meteor indicates pieces may well have survived and hit the ground.

“The strength of this was comparable to others where multiple fragments have been recovered, he said, guessing that as a meteor prior to hitting and exploding in the atmosphere may have weighed “hundreds of pounds”.

Similarly sized meteors have produced meteorite fragments from the size of grains of sand to fist size and football-sized chunks. 

Meteorites are so highly prized by scientists, collectors and dealers, that teams of searchers already are preparing to go to an area in southwest Wisconsin where fragments most likely would have crashed into the ground, he said.

WGN Radio’s Greg Jarrett and Jim Wiser contributed to this story.

— William Mullen, Liam Ford and Carlos Sadovi

Click HERE to see a WGN-Radio video and audio report on this story.

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Aliens may exist but contact would hurt humans: Stephen Hawking

Posted by Admin on April 26, 2010

Aliens may exist but contact would hurt humans: Stephen Hawking

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/space/article7107207.ece

Sun Apr 25, 6:56 pm ET

Hawking

LONDON (AFP) – Aliens may exist but mankind should avoid contact with them as the consequences could be devastating, British scientistStephen Hawking warned Sunday.

“If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans,” said the astrophysicist in a new television series, according to British media reports.

The programmes depict an imagined universe featuring alien life forms in huge spaceships on the hunt for resources after draining their own planet dry.

“Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach,” warned Hawking.

The doomsday scenario is suggested in the series “Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” on the Discovery Channel, which began airing in the United States on Sunday.

On the probability of alien life existing, he says: “To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational.

“The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.”

Glowing squid-like creatures, herds of herbivores that can hang onto a cliff face and bright yellow predators that kill their prey with stinging tails are among the creatures that stalk the scientist’s fantastical cosmos.

Mankind has already made a number of attempts to contact extraterrestrial civilisations.

In 2008, American space agency NASA beamed the Beatles song “Across the Universe” into deep space to send a message of peace to any alien that happens to be in the region of Polaris — also known as the North Star — in 2439.

But the history of humanity’s efforts to contact aliens stretches back some years.

The US probes Pioneer 10 and 11 were launched in 1972 and 1973 bearing plaques of a naked man and woman and symbols seeking to convey the positions of the Earth and the Sun.

Voyager 1 and 2, launched in 1977, each carry a gold-plated copper phonogram disk with recordings of sounds and images on Earth.

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