Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Meteor In California & Reporter Says Russia’s Fireball Was Asteroid Hit

The Story Behind the First Statue of Liberty Built in China



The Huanghuagang Martyr Memorial was built to commemorate the martyrs who died in the 1911 Guangzhou uprising led by Sun Yat-sen. The base of the tomb was layered with granite with 4 pavilions housing a stela, one dedicated to the 72 martyrs. Behind the tomb sits a memorial honoring them, on top of the memorial stands a Statue of Liberty figure. The second commemorative stamp as part of the “70th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution” issued in 1981 contained the picture of the Statue of Liberty at the Huanghuagang Memorial. It has been 90 years since the construction of the Huanghuagang memorial, and with the change of times, the Statue of Liberty on top the memorial also underwent several transformations, bearing witness to a turbulent history of hardship and change.

http://www.chinasmack.com/2013/stories/the-story-behind-the-first-statue-of-liberty-built-in-china.html

How The Government Killed The Ron Paul Movement

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
5.5
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 22:17:31 UTC
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 09:17:31 AM at epicenter
Location
43.505°N, 146.746°E
Depth
42.9 km (26.7 miles)
Region
KURIL ISLANDS
Distances
199 km (124 miles) ENE (72°) from Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN ITALY - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 21:16:12 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:16:12 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
41.774°N, 13.582°E
Depth
28.3 km (17.6 miles)
Region
SOUTHERN ITALY
Distances
3 km (1 miles) SSE of Balsorano Vecchio, Italy

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
5.2
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 18:29:30 UTC
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 05:29:30 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
11.161°S, 164.464°E
Depth
35.1 km (21.8 miles)
Region
SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION
Distances
157 km (97 miles) WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands

Greenpeace condemns French President's promotion of nuclear interests in India

The French President's promotion of nuclear interests in India, has got the greens worried. Environment NGO, Greenpeace worded out a strong condemnation of the French President Francois Hollande's promotion of India's nuclear ambitions.

A French multi-national having expertise in nuclear energy is to build two European pressurised reactors (EPR) at Jaitapur in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district. Jaitapur has been a hotbed of protests against the nuclear reactors for the last few years now. After the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan, the protests grew more vehement.


A release sent by Greenpeace said that Hollande has come into power after promising to reduce his country's reliance on nuclear energy. "Hollande had come to power with the promise of reducing France's reliance on nuclear energy from current level of 75 per cent to 50 per cent by 2025. However, France has been pushing the Indian government on reactor costs," the release said. Greenpeace called Hollande's stance "hypocritical".

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-15/mumbai/37118297_1_sophia-majnoni-nuclear-reactors-nuclear-energy

Iran to avenge killing of Guard commander in Syria - official

Iran will soon exact revenge on Israel for the recent killing of a Revolutionary Guards commander in Syria, an aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted on Saturday as saying.

Iran said on Thursday that an Iranian military commander named Hessam Khoshnevis, also called Hassan Shateri in some news accounts, had been killed in Syria by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, an ally of Tehran.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/16/uk-syria-crisis-iran-idUKBRE91F03B20130216

China holiday rail chaos after reservoir collapse

Horse meat found in goulash in Germany

North Korea shuffles money, outwits sanctions

Kim Kwang-jin says that when he worked for North Korea's state insurance company in Singapore in 2003, he stuffed $20 million into two suitcases one day and sent it to Pyongyang as a special gift for then leader Kim Jong-il.

He received a medal for that, Kim Kwang-jin said.

North Korea, sanctioned by the United States since the 1950s and later by the United Nations after its nuclear tests, has been shuffling money for decades from illicit drugs, arms and financial scams and is now more expert at hiding it to fund its weapons programs and its leaders' opulent lifestyles.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/16/us-korea-north-money-idUSBRE91F00K20130216

Tens of thousands rally in Tunis to support Islamists

Tens of thousands of supporters of Tunisia's Islamist-led government marched in the capital on Saturday, one of the biggest in a series of pro-government and opposition rallies sparked by the assassination of a secular politician.

The February 6 killing of Chokri Belaid, a human rights lawyer and opposition leader, has thrown Tunisia into political turmoil two years after it staged the first of the Arab Spring revolts.

Violent protests, in which one policeman was killed, swept Tunisia after the assassination, with crowds attacking offices of the ruling Islamist party Ennahda in Tunis and elsewhere.

Islamists have launched counter-rallies, up to now much smaller.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/16/us-tunisia-islamists-demonstration-idUSBRE91F05D20130216

Bomb kills 47 in Pakistan's Quetta

Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which intelligence officials say has become a major security threat, claimed responsibility for a sectarian attack on Shi'ites which killed 47 people in the city of Quetta on Saturday.

Officials said most of the dead were from Pakistan's Shi'ite minority, which has come under siege from Sunni extremist groups who seem to carry out sectarian attacks at will.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/16/us-pakistan-violence-shiites-idUSBRE91F02J20130216

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
5.3
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 15:25:23 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:25:23 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
5.909°N, 127.375°E
Depth
57.6 km (35.8 miles)
Region
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
141 km (87 miles) ESE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake BANDA SEA - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 09:47:02 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 06:47:02 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.531°S, 129.866°E
Depth
168.9 km (105.0 miles)
Region
BANDA SEA
Distances
224 km (139 miles) NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia

Privacy outrage after it emerges Google is sharing Android users' names, emails and ADDRESSES with app developers

Campaigners today slammed Google for violating Android users' privacy after it emerged that the company was sharing their personal details with mobile app developers.

An Australian software developer revealed that the search giant was sending him the full names, email and post codes of everyone who purchased his app on Google's Play Store.

He said the information was so detailed he would even be able to use it to 'track down and harass users who left negative reviews or refunded the app purchase'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2279232/Privacy-outrage-emerges-Google-sharing-Android-users-names-emails-ADDRESSES-app-developers.html

Fury over Amazon's 'neo-Nazi, black-clad' security staff in Germany who 'intimidate foreign workers'

Internet shopping giant Amazon is tackling a spiralling security scandal in Germany after it is claimed the company employed security with neo-Nazi links to intimidate its foreign workers.

German documentary makers have filmed black-clad guards with military haircuts from the ominous-sounding HESS security, employed to keep Amazon’s over 5,000 foreign employees in check.

The film, broadcast on Germany’s ARD television channel, investigate the treatment of workers brought in as temporary staff at the company’s centres in Bad Hersfeld, Konstanz and Augsburg and unveiled a culture of threats and bullying.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2279076/Fury-Amazons-neo-Nazi-black-clad-German-security-staff-intimidate-foreign-workers.html

Revealed: Labour plan for £250 tax rise after next election as party turns its back on cuts

Labour is looking at proposals to hit taxpayers with a £250 tax rise – the equivalent of adding 2p to the basic rate of income tax – if it wins the next election in 2015.

The party’s equalities spokesman Kate Green revealed that it could reject George Osborne’s austerity plan – which is three parts cuts to one part tax increases – in favour of a 50-50 split, which would send taxes soaring.

Miss Green said: ‘The choices are about how you allocate the spending cuts and tax increases and I think that is seriously unbalanced under this Government.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2279520/Revealed-Labour-plan-250-tax-rise-election-party-turns-cuts.html

'We want to get into your country before someone locks the door': Shocking investigation into the coming wave of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria

Lounging on the steps of a crumbling Soviet-era apartment block on the outskirts of Romania’s most notorious slum, Iordan Rupa is drinking apple brandy and waiting for his mobile phone to ring.

Pulling a woollen hat tightly over his ears, he gestures at the filthy streets, filled with packs of stray dogs, mountains of rubble and litter, potholes, and the occasional burnt-out car.

‘Look at this place,’ he says. ‘There is nothing for us here. No jobs, no money. But if God is willing, this telephone will soon bring the chance of a better life.’

Roughly 1,600 miles away, in Dalston, North-East London, his uncle, Petru, is at this moment supposed to be visiting a branch of the money-wiring company Western Union.

Petru has promised to send him enough cash to buy a one-way coach ticket from central Bucharest, just a short drive from Ferentari where Iordan lives, to the UK. He’s due to call once the transaction has been completed.

‘When the money arrives, I start packing,’ says Iordan, his breath freezing in the winter air. ‘I have a last weekend with my wife and children then I leave for London.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2279419/We-want-country-locks-door-Shocking-investigation-coming-wave-immigration-Romania-Bulgaria.html

'Prisoner X' plot thickens: Israel implicates Australia in scandal

Australia had detailed intelligence of a national thought to be a Mossad spy who committed suicide in an Israeli prison. The circumstances of his death have given rise to a myriad of theories, some suggesting his interrogation drove him to suicide.

An Israeli official speaking on condition of anonymity to newspaper The Australian said it was clear the Australian government was “in the know long before ['Prisoner X'] died” in June 2010.

The government source stressed that the Australian authorities were well aware that 34-year-old Ben Zygier was not “some backpacker who got lost trekking when his coffin was returned to Australia.”

http://rt.com/news/israel-australia-prisoner-x-361/

Russia starts clean-up after meteor strike

A day after a spectacular meteor blast shook Russia's Urals region, the clean-up operation got under way Saturday in the hard-hit Russian city of Chelyabinsk.

Although some buildings escaped unscathed when the sonic waves from the Friday morning explosion reverberated through the city, others lost some or most of their windows.

About 1,000 people were hurt, many by the flying glass, according to the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.

The injured included more than 200 children. Most of those hurt are in the Chelyabinsk region, though the vast majority of injuries are not thought to be serious.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/16/world/europe/russia-meteor-shower/

Thousands of dead fish at Angrignon Park, Canada

It's a disturbing and frightening sight.

Thousands of fish, most of them dead, trapped in a small, shallow part of the lake at Angrignon park.

How they got trapped, or died, remains a mystery, but people walking by are concerned.

Tony Di Lorenzo brought the situation to CJAD's attention. He was out walking his dogs as he does everyday, when he came across all the dead fish in the small body of water.

http://www.cjad.com/CJADLocalNews/entry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10504687

Bird Flu Reported In German Poultry Farm

Initial tests confirm H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) infection in a duck farm in Brandenburg, eastern Germany, authorities announced today.

Environment Ministry officials say that H5N1 was initially suspected when the poultry farm, which was carrying out its own tests, had positive results for avian influenza.

http://news.silobreaker.com/bird-flu-reported-in-german-poultry-farm-5_2266611626880794736

9 Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant workers checked for radioactive exposure - Washington

Nine workers at the Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant are being checked as a precaution to determine whether they may have breathed in radioactive material.

Last week, radiation release alarms sounded as workers were completing the removal of contaminated material from within a glovebox. No contamination was found on the skin or personal clothing of those workers, who were using respirators.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/01/08/2427321/9-pfp-workers-checked-for-radioactive.html

THIRD Family Member Contracts Sars-Like Virus...Are the people who where on the Plane with him being Monitored?

Health experts confirm that three members of the same family have contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus in the UK.

A second relative of a UK patient who contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus has become infected with the disease, taking the total to three within the family.

On Monday, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said one person who had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan was being treated in an intensive care unit at a Manchester hospital after becoming infected with a new type of coronavirus.

On Wednesday, a relative of the patient who had no recent travel history became infected and now the HPA has said a third person, who has also not travelled recently, is infected.

http://news.sky.com/story/1052817/third-family-member-contracts-sars-like-virus

Christopher Dorner Died Of 'Self-Inflicted' Gunshot a coroner has said

Christopher Dorner, who began a retribution campaign against his Los Angeles police colleagues, died of a single gunshot wound, a coroner has said.

The fugitive officer's charred remains were found in a burned-out California mountain cabin after a "war-zone style" standoff with armed police.

http://news.sky.com/story/1052877/fugitive-cop-died-of-self-inflicted-gunshot


Facebook Targeted In 'Zero-Day' Hack Attack

Facebook has revealed it was the victim of a sophisticated attack by an unknown hacking group last month.

The site's security was breached after a handful of Facebook employees unknowingly visited a website that had been compromised with malicious code.

When a suspicious file was discovered on the company's computers, a forensic investigation was launched and the origin of the file was traced to an employee's laptop.

A further search uncovered other infected computers, but Facebook insists there was no data breach and no passwords or user data were compromised.

http://news.sky.com/story/1052865/facebook-targeted-in-zero-day-hack-attack

Russian Meteor: Team Of 20,000 Sent To Ural Mountains

A 20,000-strong rescue team has reportedly been sent by the Russian authorities to the Ural Mountains after a meteor struck.

Some 1,100 people were injured after the meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky with a blinding flash and booming shockwave.

The Russian Academy of Sciences said it entered the Earth's atmosphere at 33,000mph (54,000kph) - 15 times the speed of a rifle bullet - and shattered into pieces around 18-32 miles (30-50km) high in the sky.

http://news.sky.com/story/1052514/meteor-team-of-20000-sent-to-ural-mountains

Was The Meteorite The Beginning Nose Part Of A Bigger Chunck?

Airburst Explained: NASA Addresses the Russian Meteor Explosion

Numerous Sightings Of Fireballs Or Fiery Celestial Objects Over Cuba, Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, And Kazakhstan!



Huge fireball was seen flying over Japan on February 14, one day before the passage of Asteroid 2012 DA14.


4.4 Magnitude Earthquake RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 07:53:31 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 04:53:31 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.160°N, 128.040°E
Depth
123.7 km (76.9 miles)
Region
RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
Distances
143 km (88 miles) W of Naze, Japan

Russian Meteor: Explosive Sonic Booms Caught On Camera

Cuba: Residents Report Large Meteorite Explosion Over Central Cuba, Houses Shaken

Celestial Body Explodes In Cuba (Translation) – “Residents of a locality ‘in the central region of Cuba said they had seen an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses of the place: it is learned from testimonies collected by local television. In a report released this morning by Rodas, town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding in the sky.” Source – RaiNews24.

Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky denies meteorite, claims US testing weapons

Moscow: Russian lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky, known for his outrageous remarks, said that meteorite fragments had not rained down on Russia but that the light flashes and tremors resulted from US weapons tests.

"Those aren't meteors falling, it's the Americans testing new weapons," Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, said.

He said US Secretary of State John Kerry had wanted to warn Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the "provocation", but could not reach him.

This was a reference to US State Department comments earlier this week that Kerry had spent several days trying to speak to Lavrov by phone to discuss North Korea and Syria.

Zhirinovsky said outer space has its own laws.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/russian-politician-denies-meteorite-claims-us-testing-weapons_829375.html

Meteors being seen over Cuba and Kazakhstan (Unconfirmed)

Russian Meteor Like 20 Atomic Bombs, 1200 Injured, Largest Meteor In 100 Years, Billions Of Rubles In Damages

NASA estimates the Chelyabinsk meteor was about the size of a bus, weighed 7,000 tons, was the largest meteor to hit Earth in 100 years and detonated with the power of 20 atomic bombs.

Around 1200 people have sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk alone because of the disaster, the region's governor Mikhail Yurevich told RIA Novosti. Over 110 of them have been hospitalized and two of them are in critical condition. Among the injured there are 159 children, the Russian Emergency ministry reported. A 52-year-old woman who suffered spinal fracture will be transported to Moscow for treatment, according to RussiaToday.

http://beforeitsnews.com/space/2013/02/videos-asteroid-destroys-factory-130-students-injured-by-meteor-blast-modern-tunguska-event-terrifies-russia-2454400.html

Invasion Of Los Angeles: Massive Amounts of Military Vehicles Moving into Ca

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 06:59:26 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 12:59:26 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
10.493°N, 86.069°W
Depth
47.5 km (29.5 miles)
Region
OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA
Distances
46 km (28 miles) W of Sardinal, Costa Rica

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND - 16th February 2013

Magnitude Mw 6.0
Region OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.
Date time 2013-02-16 05:16:18.0 UTC
Location 36.27 S ; 178.02 E
Depth 206 km
Distances
219 km (136 miles) ENE of Tairua, New Zealand

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
6.2
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 04:37:36 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 12:37:36 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
5.759°N, 125.838°E
Depth
98.2 km (61.0 miles)
Region
MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances
28 km (17 miles) SE of Caburan, Philippines

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake NORTHEASTERN SAKHA, RUSSIA - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 02:01:17 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 01:01:17 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
67.654°N, 142.436°E
Depth
16.8 km (10.4 miles)
Region
NORTHEASTERN SAKHA, RUSSIA
Distances
136 km (84 miles) WSW of Druzhina, Serbia

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 01:32:48 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:32:48 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
37.357°N, 141.446°E
Depth
34.8 km (21.6 miles)
Region
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
42 km (26 miles) ESE of Namie, Japan

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 01:30:05 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:30:05 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
38.340°N, 141.892°E
Depth
35.1 km (21.8 miles)
Region
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
52 km (32 miles) E of Ishinomaki, Japan

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake MID-INDIAN RIDGE - 16th February 2013

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 01:20:26 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 06:20:26 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
26.282°S, 71.584°E
Depth
9 km (5.6 miles)
Region
MID-INDIAN RIDGE
Distances
1109 km (689 miles) SE of Ile Rodrigues, Northern Mariana Islands

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION - 15th February 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Friday, February 15, 2013 at 23:48:29 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 09:48:29 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
28.778°N, 139.458°E
Depth
459.1 km (285.3 miles)
Region
BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
Distances
330 km (205 miles) NW of Chichi-shima, Japan

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 15th February 2013

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Friday, February 15, 2013 at 21:20:52 UTC
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 09:20:52 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
18.914°S, 176.258°W
Depth
15.9 km (9.9 miles)
Region
FIJI REGION
Distances
223 km (138 miles) WNW of Pangai, Tonga