Thursday, November 29, 2012

"The Target Is Your Brain" (1984 Soviet Documentary)



A must-watch.

Pentagon preparing to activate global missile defense system in expectation of North Korean missile launch


More here:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/28/inside-the-ring-north-korean-missile-launch-set/?page=all#pagebreak

Greenland glacier melting 5 times faster than in 1990s

Scientists have definitive new evidence that shows all but one of the world's major ice sheets are shrinking.

The study, which will be published in the magazine Science on Friday, marks the first time scientists have come up with a way to measure the changing size of the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica that they can all agree on.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/11/29/pol-ice-sheets-melting-greenland.html

Banksy mural of child dropping Jim'll Fix It badge down a drain appears opposite BBC Television Centre... and is promptly removed by workmen



removed

Officer Lawrence DePrimo Buys Boots For Homeless New Yorker

On a cold night in early November a New York policeman came across a homeless man with nothing on his feet - and bought him a pair of boots.

The moment of kindness would have gone quietly unnoticed had it not been snapped by a passing tourist who then posted the photograph to the NYPD's Facebook page.

http://news.sky.com/story/1018373/new-york-good-cops-boots-gift-is-web-hit

Syria's Internet Cut Off Amid Airport Clashes

Chart: Akamai Traffic to Syria On November 29 (Pic: akamai.com/stateoftheinternet)

Syria has been cut off from the internet amid fierce fighting in the capital which saw rebels claiming they have blocked access to the capital city's airport.

The unprecedented nationwide blackout was reported by two US-based internet-monitoring companies and confirmed by activists in the country.

Renesys, a network security firm that studies web disruptions, said Syria effectively disappeared from the internet at 12.26pm local time while Akamai Technologies, which distributes content on the internet, confirmed the development.

http://news.sky.com/story/1018466/syria-internet-cut-off-amid-airport-clashes

Nightingale Freed: Jailed SAS Sniper Walks Free

The sergeant convicted of illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition thanks the "great British public" after winning an appeal.

http://news.sky.com/story/1018457/nightingale-jailed-sas-sniper-walks-free

Syria shuts off internet access across the country

US company which tracks internet traffic, said that at 12.26pm, Syria's international internet connectivity shut down completely.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/29/syria-blocks-internet

Minimum price for alcohol is illegal: Europe's warning to Cameron as he pushes ahead with price hike

The nine-page letter from Brussels to the Prime Minister says the scheme would break laws governing the free movement of goods.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240257/Alcohol-price-rules-illegal-European-Commission-warns-David-Cameron.html

Ryanair finally scrap unlawful £6 debit card fee... and introduce a blanket £6 'website admin fee' PLUS 2% credit card charge on the same day

From tomorrow customers who pay by credit card face the double-whammy of having to pay a new 2 per cent processing fee and a £6 admin fee, Ryanair has confirmed.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240390/Anger-Ryanair-finally-scrap-unlawful-6-debit-card-fee--introduce-6-website-admin-fee-day.html

Saturn Storm Clouds Captured By Probe

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has captured dramatic images of rolling storm clouds on Saturn.

The pictures were obtained while the spacecraft was "travelling the Saturnian system in a set of inclined, or tilted, orbits that give mission scientists a vertigo-inducing view of Saturn's polar regions," Nasa said.

The results show storm clouds and a swirling vortex at the centre of Saturn's north polar hexagon.

Nasa said Cassini has seen storms circling Saturn's north pole in the past, but only in infrared wavelengths because the north pole was in darkness.

http://news.sky.com/story/1018357/saturn-storm-clouds-captured-by-cassini


North Korea pushing ahead with new nuclear reactor: IAEA

North Korea has made further progress in the construction of a new atomic reactor, the U.N. nuclear chief reported on Thursday, a facility that may extend the country's capacity to produce material for nuclear bombs.

Pyongyang "has continued construction of the light water reactor and largely completed work on the exterior of the main buildings," Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/29/us-korea-north-nuclear-idUSBRE8AS0OT20121129

Inmate: James Holmes Told Me He Was ‘Programmed’ To Kill by “Evil” Therapist

http://www.infowars.com/inmate-james-holmes-told-me-he-was-programmed-to-kill-by-evil-therapist/

Nationwide Internet blackout in Syria as civil war rages

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_SYRIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-29-10-14-54

Sandy Cough Plagues Homeowners Cleaning Up

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.


http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sandy-Cough-Cleanup-Dust-Debris-Mold-Air-Quality-181054771.html

Oakland Crime Rate Soaring As City Loses Officers: 33 burglaries a day



http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/11/28/phil-matier-oakland-crime-rate-worries-city-officials
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Frank Olson: Family sues CIA over military scientist's mysterious death

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCIENTISTS_DEATH_LAWSUIT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-28-16-47-42

Homeland Security adds underwater drones to their arsenal with robots based on fish

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2239705/Robocod-Homeland-Security-adds-underwater-drones-arsenal-robots-based-fish.html

Syrian rebels down jet, seize pilot

Bodies found inside drifting ship near Japan


A small wooden boat found off the western island of Sado in Japan contained decomposing bodies, according to local police.

The ship was badly damaged and contained faint markings on the side that appeared to be Korean characters, according to the Sado West Police. But the characters were so faint that they could not read it clearly, said Toshiyuki Kojima, deputy chief of Sado Nishi Police Station.

The ship was discovered early morning Wednesday, drifting into a rocky part of the coast at Mano Bay in Sado City. Authorities did not know how long the boat had been there.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/29/world/asia/japan-boat-bodies/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

U.N. set to implicitly recognize Palestinian state

The U.N. General Assembly is set to implicitly recognize a sovereign state of Palestine despite threats by the United States and Israel to punish the Palestinian Authority by withholding much-needed funds for the West Bank government

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/29/us-palestinians-statehood-idUSBRE8AR0EG20121129

Cumbria Earthquake Centred On Lake District

The British Geological Survey said the tremor, which started at a depth of 3.1 miles (6km), struck in Patterdale after 9.30pm on Wednesday.

Several Cumbrian residents took to Twitter to discuss the episode.

One tweeted: "So just a small earthquake - 2.1 - though thought my mum was jump through the roof. Totally freaked her out."

http://news.sky.com/story/1018257/cumbria-earthquake-centred-on-lake-district

Afghan Girl's Throat Slit Over Refusal To Wed

A 15-year-old girl in Afghanistan has been murdered after her family refused a marriage proposal.

The teenager had her throat slit as she was carrying water from a river to her village home in the northern Kunduz province on Wednesday.

Two men have now been arrested over the attack.

http://news.sky.com/story/1018196/afghan-girls-throat-slit-over-refusal-to-wed

Lindsay Lohan Arrested Over Nightclub Assault

The actress is charged after allegedly punching a woman in the face during an argument at a popular New York club.

http://news.sky.com/story/1018303/lindsay-lohan-arrested-over-nightclub-assault

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 29th November 2012

Magnitude Mw 6.0
Region NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG.
Date time 2012-11-29 11:10:28.0 UTC
Location 3.88 S ; 145.47 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 154 km NW Madang

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 29th November 2012

Magnitude
5.4
Date-Time
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:37:38 UTC
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:37:38 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
20.624°S, 177.048°W
Depth
247.5 km (153.8 miles)
Region
FIJI REGION
Distances
171 km (106 miles) E of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Tornado Slams Into Europe's Biggest Steel Plant in Italy

A freak tornado has smashed into Europe's largest steel plant in the Italian city of Taranto, leaving one person missing and dozens injured.

Video footage shows the storm rolling in off the sea and tearing through the port city before hitting the huge IVLA site.

It brought down a chimney stack and caused significant damage to buildings at the factory's docks.

A total of 38 people - including 20 staff at the plant - are reported to be injured and divers have been searching for a worker who is unaccounted for after a dockside crane collapsed.

http://news.sky.com/story/1018054/tornado-hits-huge-steel-factory-in-italy