Sunday, January 6, 2013

Northern Irish militants seen hijacking flag protests

Pro-British militant groups are instigating riots that have rocked the Northern Irish capital Belfast in the past month, a police officers' representative said on Sunday as officers came under attack again.

The violence stems from protests over the removal of the British flag over Belfast City Hall. It has been among the province's worst since a 1998 peace accord ended 30 years of conflict in which Catholic nationalists seeking union with Ireland fought British forces and mainly Protestant loyalists.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/06/uk-irish-riots-idUKBRE9020RO20130106

James Holmes: Batman Shooting Suspect In Pre-Trial Hearing

Prosecutors will today begin to outline the case against the student accused of a shooting rampage which left 12 dead and dozens wounded at a Batman movie premiere.

A week-long preliminary hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to put James Holmes on trial on more than 160 counts of murder, attempted murder and firearms offences.

Holmes is accused of opening fire during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises in the Denver suburb of Aurora.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034261/aurora-shooting-suspect-james-holmes-in-court

Belfast: Loyalist Call For Peaceful Protest

Leading loyalists have held talks with Northern Ireland's chief constable Matt Baggott, as fresh disturbances erupted in Belfast.

In a statement after the meeting, Billy Hutchinson - who leads the Progressive Unionist Party, the political wing of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force - welcomed attempts by church leaders to ease tensions and called for all protests to be peaceful.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034234/belfast-loyalist-call-for-peaceful-protest

Briton Dies After Falling From Oz Waterfall

A British tourist has died after falling from a waterfall in New South Wales, Australia.

A 20-year-old man was walking with friends in the Blue Mountains near Sydney when he slipped over the edge of Wentworth Falls, according New South Wales Police.

Police, paramedics and rescue teams were called and the man, who has not been named, was declared dead at the scene.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034228/briton-dies-after-falling-from-oz-waterfall

Teenage Girl Killed In Police Pursuit Crash

A 13-year-old girl has died in a crash involving a car which was being pursued by police in south east London.

The teenager was travelling with her mother, father and brother in Ilderton Road, between New Cross and South Bermondsey, on Sunday when their Volkswagen Polo and a Peugeot 308 that was being chased by a marked police car collided.

The girl, who was in the rear of the car, died at the scene from her injuries, Scotland Yard said.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034250/teenage-girl-killed-in-police-pursuit-crash

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake FRANCE - 7th January 2013

Magnitude ML 4.1
Region FRANCE
Date time 2013-01-07 04:20:24.0 UTC
Location 44.77 N ; 6.71 E
Depth 5 km
Distances 2 km W Arvieux, France

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION - 7th January 2013

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 03:33:23 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 07:33:23 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
49.035°N, 128.715°W
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Distances
206 km (128 miles) W of Tofino, Canada

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake STRAIT OF HORMUZ - 7th January 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 00:41:57 UTC
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 04:41:57 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
26.839°N, 56.184°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
STRAIT OF HORMUZ
Distances
15 km (9 miles) SW of Qeshm, Iran

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake GREECE - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 23:22:32 UTC
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 01:22:32 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
40.153°N, 21.819°E
Depth
11.8 km (7.3 miles)
Region
GREECE
Distances
1 km (0 miles) S of Aiani, Greece

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 19:39:03 UTC
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 05:39:03 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
45.676°N, 154.077°E
Depth
27.2 km (16.9 miles)
Region
EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS
Distances
487 km (302 miles) E of Kuril'sk, Russia

Girls need more protection from 'greedy corporate world'

Rising numbers of girls are suffering mental health problems after coming under “sustained assault” from diet advertisements, alcohol marketing, fashion pressures and access to pornography, a leading psychologist has warned.

A “greedy corporate world” increasingly sees girls – particularly those in the pre-teen group – as soft targets to be exploited, it is claimed.

Steve Biddulph said girls were being forced to grow up too quickly and warned that parents had failed to protect them from external pressures.

In a new book, Raising Girls, he says that a “marked plunge in girls’ mental health” was first seen around five years ago.

Parents should take a number of steps to safeguard their daughters, including restricting access to television, banning gadgets from the bedroom and organising more family time with grandparents and other relatives, he claims.

The comments come amid continuing concerns over the extent to which childhood is being eroded by the pressures of modern life.

Matt's thoughts:
Do to society's collapse and spiraling morals, they likely (sadly) won't get it.

Rachelle Guyton: Calls 911 for Detroit Police to report her Van (and the gun under the seat inside of it) as stolen, told to "Call back later"

While Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Interim Police Chief Chester Logan explore a restructuring of the city’s police department, some residents are expressing frustration with how their calls are being handled.

Detroiter Rachelle Guyton said she called 911 around 6:30 a.m. Saturday to report that her 2003 Chrysler Town & Country minivan had been stolen from an apartment building in Palmer Park — but it wasn’t the van she was worried about.

“I have a gun under my car seat, and when I called the police department to explain this to them and try to have them help… they didn’t give me any attention. They told me I had to wait until 8 o’clock to call back. What if someone gets shot with this? What if a child gets this in his hand? I’m responsible, and I just can’t have that on my conscience,” Guyton told WWJ’s Terri Lee.

Guyton, who has a CCW permit for her 9-millimeter Smith & Wesson, said she’s disappointed in how her call was handled, especially with all the talk about guns surrounding the city’s recently released crime statistics for 2012 — numbers which show the highest murder rate in the city in nearly 20 years.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/01/05/detroiter-claims-911-call-of-stolen-van-with-gun-was-ignored/

Matt's thoughts:
And yet people actually argue to take *away* people's ability to defend them expecting the police to actually do their jobs. Isn't that a risky gamble?

Russia kills militants suspected of Christmas attack plan

Russian security forces in a restive North Caucasus province on Sunday killed three militants suspected of planning attacks on church services during the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday, authorities said.

Security forces tried to stop a van in the Kabardino-Balkaria province on Sunday but its occupants opened fire and were killed in the ensuing battle, during which the vehicle caught fire, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/06/us-russia-caucasus-idUSBRE9050DM20130106

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British Parliament Erupts over State of Carpeting

Global warming, the tool of the West?

For years, the Elites of the West have cranked up the myth of Man Made Global Warming as a means first and foremost to control the lives and behaviors of their populations. Knowing full well that their produce in China and sell in the West model and its consiquent spiral downward in wages and thus standards of living, was unsustainable, the elites moved to use this new "science" to guilt trip and scare monger their populations into smaller and more conservatives forms of living. In other words, they coasted them into the poverty that the greed and treason of those said same elites was already creating in their native lands.

What better way to staunch protests at worsening economic and life conditions than to make it feel like an honourable job/duty of the people to save "Gia". At the same time, they used this "science" as a new pagan religion to further push out the Christianity they hate and despise and most of all, fear? Gia worship, the earth "mother", has been pushed in popular culture oozing out of the West for a better part of the past 1.5 decades. This is a religion replete with an army of priests, called Government Grant Scientists.

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/04-01-2013/123380-global_warming-0/

Flu vaccine will NOT work for one in ten Americans, says CDC as fears grow over spread of flue across country

This year's flu season is one of the quickest and most aggressive on record, and the evolving strain is causing problems for doctors as the vaccine will not work for one in ten cases.

Doctors continually send samples of the flu cases that they treat to the Centers of Disease Control so that they can understand what strands of the flu are spreading rapidly, and they use that information to create the vaccine sent out nationally.

'We did about as good as we could have done to put the right three strains of flu into the flu vaccines that are available on the market,' CDC spokesman Thomas Frieden said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257984/Fears-flu-vaccine-CDC-officials-confirm-treat-cases-disease-continues-spread-rapidly.html

Deadly Flu sweeps America: 'Particularly aggressive' strain of winter virus leaves 18 children dead as experts warn epidemic will worsen

The U.S. has been hit with a particularly aggressive early flu season this year with widespread reports of the illness across the country, hospitalizing 2,257 people and leaving 18 children dead before the end of 2012.

And health officials say the numbers haven't even peaked yet.
'I think we're still accelerating,' Tom Skinner, a Center for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman, told reporters.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257597/Flu-infections-sweep-America-hospitalizing-thousands-leaving-18-children-dead-complications-going-worse.html

Paul Ali Slater Shot: Brave mother shoots home intruder five times in face after he cornered her in attic as she shielded her nine-year-old twins

As a home invader broke into her house in Loganville, Georgia, a mother of twins armed herself and hid with the children in an attic crawlspace. When Paul Ali Slater, pictured top left, reached the top floor, he found himself staring at the barrel of a .38 revolver. Protecting herself and her children, the unidentified mom emptied the chamber, missing only once. Slater tried to escape in his truck, but his injuries would not let him get far, and he crashed in a nearby wooded area, pictured right.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257966/Paul-Ali-Slater-Intruder-shot-times-face-neck-cornering-mother-kids-attic.html

Baton Rouge Mall Brawl: Flash mob at Mall of Louisiana goes horribly wrong when massive 200-person brawl breaks out instead

A flash mob at the Mall of Louisiana turned violent last night, causing the shopping center to be evacuated.

As many as 200 young people were in the food court of the Baton Rouge mall for an apparent flash mob, but things turned ugly quickly.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2258022/Baton-Rouge-Mall-Flash-mob-goes-horribly-wrong-massive-200-person-brawl-breaks-instead.html

Violence returns to the streets of Belfast

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OAXACA, MEXICO - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 18:24:45 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 12:24:45 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
17.135°N, 94.994°W
Depth
65.3 km (40.6 miles)
Region
OAXACA, MEXICO
Distances
8 km (4 miles) E of Palomares, Mexico

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake JUJUY, ARGENTINA - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 18:17:31 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 03:17:31 PM at epicenter
Location
22.875°S, 66.102°W
Depth
252.6 km (157.0 miles)
Region
JUJUY, ARGENTINA
Distances
147 km (91 miles) NNW (348°) from San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina

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Assad: War in Syria between 'nation and terrorists'

Silent Killer: Hippie legacy stalks sixties' free lovers with Hepatitis

NATO deploys missiles & troops on Syrian border

Syria: Rebel Child Soldier in Deir Ezzor (05/01/13)

Assad Calls on Syrians to Defend the Country

Syria's President Assad mobbed by supporters after speech

Police fear deaths in Australia wildfires

Egypt strengthens Islamist role in cabinet, eyes IMF deal

Egypt's president added fellow Islamists to a reshuffled government on Sunday and the new finance minister pledged to finish talks on an IMF loan to stave off a currency crisis that risks provoking more popular unrest.

A senior IMF official is due in Cairo on Monday to meet Egyptian leaders over the $4.8 billion loan deal, which was postponed last month to give Egypt more time to tackle political tensions before introducing unpopular austerity measures.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/06/us-egypt-government-idUSBRE90509220130106

Giant Python Hunt: 400 Sign Up In Florida

At least 400 people have signed up to hunt giant pythons in Florida, after the serpents became a significant threat to native wildlife in the Florida Everglades.

The 2013 Python Challenge, designed to target the feral Burmese constrictors, has lured hunters from across the United States.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034138/giant-python-hunt-400-sign-up-in-florida

Assad Vows To Fight On Against Syria's 'Enemies'

Syria's president has blamed Islamic extremists and "outside forces" for orchestrating the conflict in his country in a rare public address to the nation.

The embattled leader, who appeared before cheering crowds at an opera house in the capital Damascus, struck a defiant tone and was frequently interrupted by supporters chanting: "With our soul with our blood we sacrifice ourselves for you O Bashar."

With insurgents fighting their way closer to the seat of his power, President Bashar al Assad spoke about the latest developments and "suffering" in Syria.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034047/syrian-president-assad-gives-live-tv-address

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
5.2
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 16:28:18 UTC
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 04:28:18 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
26.169°S, 178.396°E
Depth
618.5 km (384.3 miles)
Region
SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Distances
500 km (310 miles) NW of Raoul Island, New Zealand

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN IRAN - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.1
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 15:24:14 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 06:54:14 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
29.963°N, 57.605°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region
SOUTHERN IRAN
Distances
61 km (37 miles) SE of Kerman, Iran

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 14:34:57 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 09:34:57 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
17.751°S, 72.109°W
Depth
87.9 km (54.6 miles)
Region
NEAR THE COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU
Distances
72 km (44 miles) SSW of Punta de Bombon, Peru

Voters Promised A 'Real Choice' On Europe......In Five Years!

Voters should be "in no doubt" they will be offered a "real choice" on Europe at the next election, the Prime Minister has said.

David Cameron said any vote would happen within five years but refused to be drawn on whether a poll would include the question whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034081/voters-promised-a-real-choice-on-europe

1,000,000 Chinese receive "emergency treatment" for H1N1 flu in just past week in Beijing


Beijing has registered its first two H1N1-related deaths since 2010, following the death of two Chinese women, 10 days ago.

A 65-year-old cancer patient died last Friday, while a 22-year-old migrant worker succumbed to the disease on Dec 27.

Beijing Daily quoted Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention director Deng Ying as saying, influenza cases reported here were at its peak over the past five years, while the H1N1 strain had become the most dominant.

He said, there were 1.04 million patients receiving treatment at emergency departments of Beijing's second-level or above medical institutions between Dec 24 and 30.

A total of 28,567 patients, or 2.75 per cent of the total number of patients are afflicted with a clear influenza-like illness, as indicated by the Beijing Influenza Surveillance data.

http://www.malaysiandigest.com/world/216621-two-die-from-h1n1-flu.html

Welfare recipients take out cash at strip clubs, liquor stores and X-rated shops

Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs — where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers, a Post investigation found.

A database of 200 million Electronic Benefit Transfer records from January 2011 to July 2012, obtained by The Post through a Freedom of Information request, showed welfare recipients using their EBT cards to make dozens of cash withdrawals at ATMs inside Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn; the Blue Door Video porn shop in the East Village; The Anchor, a sleek SoHo lounge; the Patriot Saloon in TriBeCa; and Drinks Galore, a liquor distributor in The Bronx.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_ugar_on_me_0Hq1d3iPnvj2RwpsEDS7MN

Flu infections sweep America hospitalizing thousands and leaving 18 children dead of complications, and it's going to get worse


The U.S. has been hit with a particularly aggressive early flu season this year with widespread reports of the illness across the country, hospitalizing 2,257 people and leaving 18 children dead before the end of 2012.

And health officials say the numbers haven't even peaked yet.

'I think we're still accelerating,' Tom Skinner, a Center for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman, told reporters.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257597/Flu-infections-sweep-America-hospitalizing-thousands-leaving-18-children-dead-complications-going-worse.html

Bolstered by 16 Russian warships, Assad nixes dialogue with “Western puppets” (One of the few men left with any guts)

With a buildup of 16 Russian warships carrying thousands of marines on the Syrian coast “to deter the West from deploying ground forces in Syria,” Syrian Bashar Assad could afford to brazen it out in his first public speech in seven months. Speaking at the Damascus opera house, Sunday, Jan. 6, Assad said Syria no longer takes dictation from anyone and called on Syrian citizens to defend the country against “a war fought by only a handful of Syrians and many foreigners.”

He rejected dialogue with the opposition which he referred to as “puppets fabricated by the West.”

http://www.debka.com/article/22663/Bolstered-by-16-Russian-warships-Assad-nixes-dialogue-with-%E2%80%9CWestern-puppets%E2%80%9D

PC Andrew Bramma Killed Driving To 999

A police officer who died after his car crashed into a tree while answering an emergency call in North Yorkshire has been named.

PC Andrew Bramma, 32, was killed when his patrol car hit a tree in the village of West Tanfield, near Ripon, at 7pm on Saturday, police said.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034002/policeman-killed-driving-to-999-call-named

Severe Respiratory Infection Kills At Least 5 Children in the past few hours, Mexico

At least five children less than a year old have died in the past few hours and 41 others are suffering severe respiratory infections in a highly marginalized area of the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said Saturday.

The state government said in a communique that the deaths occurred in the Emiliano Zapata community of Yajalon municipality, and that health authorities are attending the children suffering from the illness.

Authorities said that these respiratory infections, brought on by the intense cold and heavy rains, are characterized by coughs and high fevers, and that the bacteria tend to spread during the winter in highly marginalized areas.

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/severe-respiratory-infection-kills-at-least-5-children-in-mexico/20895/

Russian Region Declares State Of Emergency Due To Wolf Attacks

Russia's Siberian republic of Yakutia has declared a state of emergency due to attacks on livestock by wolves.

Yakutia leader Yegor Borisov's press service said wolf attacks on reindeer and horses are increasing.

Hunting parties are being formed and on January 15 a three-month battle against wolves will be declared.

Currently, there are more than 3,500 wolves in Yakutia.

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-yakutia-wolf-attacks/24816564.html

Chinese city cuts off water supply after industrial chemicals leak into river

Residents in a northern Chinese city are without water after the local government cut off the supply because of industrial chemicals that contaminated a river.

The Handan city government in Hebei province says it cut off the water Saturday afternoon after an accident in neighbouring Shanxi province caused pollutants to pour into a river. It didn't say how many residents were affected. The population of the city and its rural areas is 9 million.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Chinese+city+cuts+water+supply+after+industrial+chemicals/7780904/story.html

David Cameron 'entitled' to use threat of veto to win back powers from Europe

David Cameron has claimed he is "entitled" and "enabled" to block efforts by eurozone countries to pass treaty changes that would create an effective currency union unless his EU partners agree to his own demands for treaty changes that would create a looser UK-EU relationship.

Cameron made his threat in an interview on the BBC's Andrew Marr programme on Sunday as speculation mounts on the contents of his landmark Europe speech later this month setting out his plans to demand a looser relationship with the EU.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/06/david-cameron-entitled-threat-europe

Swine Flu: Two Chinese women die from H1N1 flu in Beijing: state media

Two Chinese women have died from the H1N1 flu strain in Beijing in the past 10 days, Chinese state media said on Sunday, the first reported deaths from the virus in China's capital since 2010.

A 65-year-old cancer patient died on Friday and a 22-year-old migrant worker died on December 27, the Beijing Daily said on its website, citing the city's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Flu cases in Beijing are at their highest level in five years and the H1N1 strain has become the most dominant, the centre's director Deng Ying said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/06/us-china-flu-idUSBRE90501T20130106

IMF aide to visit Egypt Monday to discuss $4.8 billion loan request

A senior International Monetary Fund official is set to meet with Egyptian leaders on Monday to discuss the $4.8 billion loan agreement that was postponed last month at Cairo's behest because of political turmoil in the country.

The IMF's Middle East and Central Asia director, Masood Ahmed, will visit Cairo to meet with Egyptian officials to discuss recent economic developments and "possible IMF support for Egypt in facing these challenges," the IMF said in a statement released on Saturday in Washington.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/05/us-imf-egypt-idUSBRE9040A920130105

Clashes break out overnight in Belfast

Aurora shooting: At least four dead

Flames on the streets of Damascus after Rebel Car Bomb Explodes

US Drone attack in Pakistan kills at least 10: intelligence sources

A U.S. drone strike killed at least 10 people suspected to be Taliban fighters in Pakistan's northern tribal areas on Sunday, intelligence sources said, days after another drone strike killed a top militant leader in the area.

Between 10 and 12 people were killed in the attack on three compounds in Babar Pehari, South Waziristan, six intelligence sources said. More militants were believed to be in the compounds when they were hit, officials said, meaning the death toll may rise.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/06/us-pakistan-drones-idUSBRE90502820130106

Michael Vanhise Arrested for offering 'Cannibal Cop' $5,000 to kidnap woman to be raped and murdered

A New Jersey man offered to pay the ‘cannibal cop’ $5,000 to kidnap a woman so he could rape and kill her, U.S. officials alleged on Friday.

Federal authorities arrested Michael Vanhise, 23, at his home Friday morning and charged him with conspiracy to commit kidnapping with Gilberto Valle III, the former New York police officer who was arrested in October and charged with plotting to kidnap, torture, cook and eat dozens of women.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257433/Michael-Vanhise-Man-busted-offering-Cannibal-Cop-5-000-kidnap-woman-raped-murdered.html

Solar fireworks: Massive explosion on sun's surface extends 20 times the size of Earth - and astronomers call it 'subdued!'

As people around the world rang in the New Year, the sun marked the occasion with some fireworks of its own.

A solar explosion erupted on December 31 that extended around 160,000 miles out from the sun's surface - or roughly 20 times the diameter of Earth.

The explosion made for an awesome light show, as it was recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257499/Massive-New-Years-solar-explosion-extends-20-times-size-Earth--astronomers-subdued.html


FBI reveals it spied on 60 minutes correspondent Mike Wallace because it thought he was a communist

The U.S. Federal Investigation Bureau released records it was keeping on celebrated journalist and late ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent Mike Wallace, who died on April 7, 2012, at the age of 93.

The files include a look into whether Wallace was involved in communist activities as well as an investigation of a threatening letter sent to him by an emotionally disturbed World War II veteran titled 'Communist Control of the Press.'

Wallace, late '60 Minutes' creator Don Hewitt and three others took a trip to Cuba in the summer of 1970 to document the country, according to the files.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257824/FBI-reveals-surveillance-60-minutes-correspondent-Mike-Wallace-accused-communist.html

Obama prepares to launch clamp down on guns: President aims for sweeping firearm restrictions that go well beyond assault weapons ban

The White House is weighing a far-reaching package of legislation that would tighten restrictions on firearm sales and ownership by requiring universal background checks for gun buyers and creating a national database to track the weapons.

Gun rights advocates say the measures would crush private sales of firearms and lead to government confiscation of legally-owned guns.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257863/White-House-war-guns-Administration-weighs-far-reaching-firearm-restrictions.html

Robber left fighting for his life after Swedish police shoot him in the head during armed heist

Swedish police left an armed robber fighting for his life after they shot him in the head during a dramatic lunchtime fire-exchange.

The 26-year-old man and three accomplices armed with AK47 assault rifles robbed a small jewellery shop in a shopping centre – located just 200 metres (650 ft) from the police station.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257875/Robber-left-fighting-life-Swedish-police-shoot-HEAD-armed-robbery.html

Mahdi Hashi: Briton, 23, accused of working with terror group secretly quizzed by CIA for three months in African prison

A British man controversially stripped of his citizenship last year by the Home Secretary has spent three months being interrogated by US agents in an African prison.

Mahdi Hashi, 23, from London, who vanished last summer in Somalia, turned up in a New York courtroom just before Christmas, charged with terrorism offences.

His sudden appearance in America five months after his family had reported him missing has prompted claims that he is the victim of international kidnap or ‘rendition’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257741/Briton-23-accused-working-terror-group-secretly-quizzed-CIA-months-African-prison.html

'Her name was Jyoti. I am proud of her': Father's anguish as he finally reveals identity of the Indian gang rape victim whose death horrified the world

The father of the 23-year-old victim of a horrific gang rape in India has given permission for her name to be revealed for the first time today.

Badri Singh Pandey said he wants 'the world to know' the name of his daughter Jyoti, who died in a Singapore hospital 13 days after the brutal rape in New Delhi.

'I am proud of her. Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks,' said Mr Singh Pandey. 'They will find strength from my daughter.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257911/We-want-world-know-Identity-India-gang-rape-victim-revealed-father.html

This is why the EU needs more of your Money


  • £15million a year given to dozens of cross-border arts projects
  • £162,000 to celebrate baking skills of grandmothers in five countries
  • £152k for actors to pose the question: 'Are we happy?'
  • £160,000 to enable seven bands that have achieved success in their home countries to perform in Britain

Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who is campaigning for a cut in the EU budget, said: ‘My constituents will be outraged at this latest example of disgraceful waste at the EU at a time when ordinary people are struggling to make ends meet. It adds insult to financial injury.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257830/Are-EU-Ready-Rock-Brussels-hands-UK-cash-Euro-bands-beat-charts.html

Cameron: Britain would fight to keep the Falklands

Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday Britain was prepared to fight militarily to keep the Falkland Islands if necessary, in the face of renewed Argentinian rhetoric over their future.

Cameron said Britain had "strong defences" in place on the islands and fast jets and troops were stationed there.

Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner said this week Britain was forcibly stripped of the Falklands in "a blatant exercise of 19th-century colonialism" and demanded they be handed over to Argentina.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5idwIf0AYHcECb3jB49QEu7M-qLHQ?docId=CNG.730554835aa3b4ea4a782dc62a75a6e5.1b1

Pakistani, Indian Troops Exchange Fire

Pakistan and India are accusing each other for starting a deadly incident Sunday along their disputed border in Kashmir.

Pakistan's military says troops from India raided a Pakistani military post on the Kashmir border, killing one Pakistani soldier and critically wounding another. Pakistan says it repelled the attack.

Indian officials deny that any troops crossed the border, and accuse Pakistan of starting the skirmish with a mortar attack on an Indian village. India says its troops responded with small arms fire.

http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-india/1578505.html

Australia Bushfires: Fears For The Missing

Several people are feared dead and hundreds more have been left homeless as bushfires continue to burn in southern Australia.

Specialist rescue teams are moving from home to home searching for the missing in the island state of Tasmania.

Thousands of people have been left stranded and around 100 buildings destroyed across the scorched landscape since Friday.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034036/australia-bushfires-fears-for-the-missing

Gerard Depardieu Handed Russian Passport

The French actor Gerard Depardieu has received his passport after being granted Russian citizenship, saying he was leaving France to avoid proposed tax increases.

"There was a short meeting and Depardieu was handed his passport," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

http://news.sky.com/story/1034017/gerard-depardieu-receives-russian-passport

David Cameron: we will keep out EU benefit tourists

The Prime Minister suggested only working immigrants should be allowed into the country, even if it means undermining the EU's key principle of "free movement".

He said there are already some restrictions on immigration across the EU, which could be extended when Britain seeks a new settlement with Brussels over the next few years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9783545/David-Cameron-we-will-keep-out-EU-benefit-tourists.html

Adam Lanza DNA to be studied?



Earlier this week, it was revealed that scientists have been asked to study Lanza's DNA to see if has an 'evil' gene that led him to carry out the massacre.

The study, which will look at any abnormalities or mutations in his individual DNA, is believed to be the first of its kind ever carried out on a mass murderer.The massacre prompted President Obama to look into new gun controls and banning assault rifles such as AR-15 Bushmaster used by Lanza in his rampage.

The study of the killer's DNA was been ordered by Carver - who carried out the post-mortems on all the victims.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255159/Adama-Lanza-Body-Sandy-Hook-killer-Adam-Lanza-CLAIMED-burial--father-burial-secret-location.html

Booms & Houses Shaking Reported In Oklahoma, South Carolina & Alaska

Residents of Red Bank in Lexington County appear to have gotten a loud awakening Thursday morning as multiple reports indicate a loud booming noise in the area.

WIS News 10 viewers poured onto our Facebook page this morning to report the sound.

"What was the horrific boom in the Redbank area," asked Lisa Russell Fields. "People are saying it sounded like a plane crash or explosion."

http://www.wistv.com/story/20496354/source-of-loud-boom-in-red-bank-remains-a-mystery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—
Southcentral Alaska authorities didn’t have any immediate cause for a loud booming noise heard Thursday night and reported by Channel 2 viewers, but seemed to rule out sonic booms from aircraft in responses Friday.

Reports of the sounds were posted on Channel 2’s Facebook page Thursday evening by people ranging from Eagle River to the Mat-Su Valley. Some reports placed the phenomenon between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday, with Channel 2's Late Edition airing a brief update on the reports. Viewers' descriptions of the sound varied, but those who heard it generally agreed that it was a strong and persistent noise.

http://www.ktuu.com/southcentral-authorities-silent-on-cause-of-booming-noise-010412,0,6051193.story

ONE HUNDRED MISSING AFTER TAS FIRES

Up to 100 people remain unaccounted for as devastating bushfires that have ravaged southern Tasmania continue to burn.

Police are conducting painstaking property-to-property searches in the worst hit towns of Dunalley, Boomer Bay and Marion Bay as they fear lives may have been lost.

More than 100 buildings have been destroyed by the fires, which continue to burn out of control in several areas of the state but no deaths have yet been confirmed.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/15769382/tas-fires-may-have-claimed-lives-police/

CAT CAUGHT SNEAKING SAW, PHONE INTO BRAZIL PRISON

A cat carrying a saw and a mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate in northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday.

Prison guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a memory card, batteries and a phone charger.

All 263 detainees in the prison of Arapiraca, a city of 215,000 people in the state of Alagoas, are considered suspect in the plot, which is being investigated by local police.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/-/odd/15768838/cat-caught-sneaking-saw-phone-into-brazil-prison/

Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has delivered a rare TV address, denouncing his opponents as "enemies of God and puppets of the West".

He lamented the suffering of the people in the civil war, saying a "black cloud" of pain engulfed every corner.

Mr Assad also set out a plan involving a national dialogue conference and a referendum on a national charter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20924452

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake SALTA, ARGENTINA - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 08:48:00 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
24.287°S, 67.047°W
Depth
184.5 km (114.6 miles)
Region
SALTA, ARGENTINA
Distances
74 km (45 miles) W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake HALMAHERA, INDONESIA - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
5.4
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 11:08:32 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 08:08:32 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
1.096°N, 127.482°E
Depth
149.9 km (93.1 miles)
Region
HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
Distances
34 km (21 miles) NNE of Ternate, Indonesia

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH INDIAN OCEAN - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 10:25:08 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 04:25:08 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
1.863°N, 89.663°E
Depth
13.7 km (8.5 miles)
Region
NORTH INDIAN OCEAN
Distances
750 km (466 miles) WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake TONGA - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 10:20:41 UTC
Monday, January 07, 2013 at 12:20:41 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
17.191°S, 174.157°W
Depth
100.8 km (62.6 miles)
Region
TONGA
Distances
144 km (89 miles) SSW of Hihifo, Tonga

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 08:37:30 UTC
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 11:37:30 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
55.810°N, 135.090°W
Depth
10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Region
OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA
Distances
127 km (78 miles) WNW of Craig, Alaska

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 08:11:27 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 05:11:27 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
37.599°N, 142.077°E
Depth
35 km (21.7 miles)
Region
OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
96 km (59 miles) E of Namie, Japan

Pakistan: Mysterious disease affecting 1.5 Million animals

Thursday, January 03, 2013 - Following the outbreaks of cholera and measles which have claimed the lives of more than three hundred children and sickened several thousands in the northern Sindh districts, now the outbreak of one unknown mysterious diseases in the same region has killed more than 360 domestic animals including buffaloes, cows and goats.

Much to the horror of the animal bearers, the large number of deaths have been reported within a week in Ghotki, and Sukkur. According to the villagers buffaloes and cows feel congested in breathing and die in a short time span. The sudden death of buffaloes, cows and goats have forced the breeders to watch their means of livelihood die in front of their eyes. Moreover, some I.5 million domestic animals are believed to be suffering from this unknown disease.

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=189841

Skydiver Dies After 'Parachute Failure'

A 56-year-old man has died after his parachute apparently failed to open during a skydive.

The accident happened at Strathallan Airfield near the town of Auchterarder in Perthshire.

http://news.sky.com/story/1033982/skydiver-dies-after-parachute-failure

Cameron Wants Another Seven Years As PM

David Cameron has said he hopes to serve another full term as Prime Minister if he is re-elected in 2015.

His comments come as the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg prepare to unveil a review of how the coalition has performed and set out its top priorities for the rest of their term.

http://news.sky.com/story/1033966/cameron-wants-another-seven-years-as-pm

'Several Shots Fired' At NI Police

Frontline police officers in Belfast have reportedly come under gunfire as fresh violence erupts over the flying of the Union flag.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after gunshots were reportedly fired during clashes between loyalist and nationalist protesters.

Sky sources revealed that pictures from a PSNI helicopter prompted the detention of the suspect.

http://news.sky.com/story/1033841/ni-clashes-several-shots-fired-at-police

Police Officer Dies Driving To 999 Call

A police officer has died in a road accident while answering an emergency call near Ripon, North Yorkshire Police said.

The officer was killed when his patrol car collided with a tree in the village of West Tanfield at 7pm on Saturday

http://news.sky.com/story/1034002/police-officer-dies-driving-to-999-call

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 6th January 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 02:32:33 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 11:32:33 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
35.261°N, 141.124°E
Depth
26.6 km (16.5 miles)
Region
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
58 km (36 miles) SSE of Hasaki, Japan

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 5th January 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 22:04:37 UTC
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 09:04:37 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
44.101°N, 146.849°E
Depth
102.4 km (63.6 miles)
Region
KURIL ISLANDS
Distances
34 km (21 miles) NNE of Shikotan, Russia

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA - 5th January 2013

Magnitude
4.0
Date-Time
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 21:26:56 UTC
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 12:26:56 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
55.312°N, 134.728°W
Depth
9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA
Distances
101 km (62 miles) W of Craig, Alaska

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

By Dean Garrison

I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts. I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame traditional media sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights as an American, and let you decide what to do with those rights.

About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion with a fellow blogger. I know better. Americans have been conditioned to use this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that the United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights.

If you are religious you might choose to think of it this way… Say that members of your congregation decide that mass fornication is a good thing. Do they have the right to change the teachings of your God? The truth is the truth. It doesn’t matter how many people try to stray from it. Did I just compare our founders to God? In a way I did, but please note that I am not trying to insult anyone. For the purpose of the American Government our constitution and founders who wrote it are much like God is to believers. It is the law. It is indisputable.

Read the entire thought-provoking article here