Wednesday, April 17, 2013

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 21:52:23 UTC
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 06:52:23 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
24.794°N, 123.075°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
Distances
36 km (22 miles) NNE of Yonakuni, Japan

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 21:13:46 UTC
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 06:13:46 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
24.869°N, 123.201°E
Depth
10.2 km (6.3 miles)
Region
SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
Distances
49 km (30 miles) NNE of Yonakuni, Japan

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN PAKISTAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude M 4.7
Region SOUTHWESTERN PAKISTAN
Date time 2013-04-17 20:52:31.0 UTC
Location 29.25 N ; 63.55 E
Depth 40 km
Distances
92 km NW of Dālbandīn, Pakistan / pop: 14,621 / local time: 01:52:31.0 2013-04-18

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION - 17th April 2013

Magnitude mb 4.3
Region HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
Date time 2013-04-17 20:30:41.0 UTC
Location 45.52 N ; 143.19 E
Depth 314 km
Distances
108 km E of Makubetsu, Japan / pop: 25,935 / local time: 05:30:41.0 2013-04-18

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN REGION - 17th April 2013

Magnitude M 4.6
Region TAIWAN REGION
Date time 2013-04-17 20:22:58.3 UTC
Location 24.69 N ; 122.63 E
Depth 10 km
Distances
44 km NW of Yonakuni, Japan / pop: 1,684 / local time: 05:22:58.3 2013-04-18

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake CERAM SEA, INDONESIA - 17th April 2013

Magnitude M 4.4
Region CERAM SEA, INDONESIA
Date time 2013-04-17 18:44:16.0 UTC
Location 2.78 S ; 130.09 E
Depth 40 km
Distances
144 km NE of Amahai / pop: 47,653 / local time: 03:44:00.0 2013-04-18

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SERAM, INDONESIA - 17th April 2013

Magnitude M 4.7
Region SERAM, INDONESIA
Date time 2013-04-17 18:32:21.0 UTC
Location 2.84 S ; 129.96 E
Depth 30 km
Distances
128 km NE of Amahai / pop: 47,653 / local time: 03:32:00.0 2013-04-18

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude M 4.5
Region SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPAN
Date time 2013-04-17 18:26:13.0 UTC
Location 24.88 N ; 123.02 E
Depth 5 km
Distances
45 km N of Yonakuni, Japan / pop: 1,684 / local time: 03:26:13.0 2013-04-18

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake SOLOMON ISLANDS - 17th April 2013

Magnitude M 4.9
Region SOLOMON ISLANDS
Date time 2013-04-17 18:13:13.0 UTC
Location 10.76 S ; 161.83 E
Depth 45 km
Distances
35 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,122 / local time: 05:13:13.0 2013-04-18


People trapped after explosion at fertiliser plant in Waco, Texas


SEVERAL people are reportedly trapped inside a nursing home in Waco, Texas after an explosion at a nearby fertiliser plant.

Five people have been critically injured in the blast and at least ten buildings are on fire after the major explosion at West Fertilizer about 10.50am AEST.

The nearby Rest Haven nursing home is reportedly on fire, with several residents believed to be trapped.

Several homes withing a two-block area of the plane are also on fire.

http://www.news.com.au/world-news/explosion-at-fertiliser-plant-in-waco-texas/story-fndir2ev-1226623333230


WACO, TEXAS EXPLOSION: MULTIPLE CASUALTIES, HOMES, LOCAL SCHOOL ON FIRE FROM BLAST, "DISASTER SITUATION"

MASSIVE EXPLOSION RIPS THROUGH WACO, TEXAS FERTILZER PLANT; INFORMATION INCOMING

Boston Bombing Suspects as photographed by others


Photos collated on the 4chan website show numerous images of suspicious individuals wearing large backpacks present at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Three of the men appear to be Arab or Middle Eastern in appearance, whereas another two of the individuals are white.

The images show the men looking away from the marathon runners, talking on cellphones and running from the scene immediately after the blast.

Remains of one of the backpacks are also photographed yards from where one of the bombs exploded. The FBI states that at least one of the pressure cooker devices used in the bombing was housed in a backpack.

View all one billion photos by clicking here

Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change



Matt's demand:
Everyone watch this, for this documentary is probably one of the best presentations I've ever seen.

Gallup: Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control is an Important Problem (So why is it pushed as an issue non-stop?)

Only 4 percent of Americans think guns and gun control are an important problem facing the country, according to Gallup, and far more Americans are concerned about the economy, unemployment and the federal debt.

In its poll from Apr. 4-7, Gallup surveyed 1,005 adults by telephone and asked, “What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-only-4-americans-think-gun-control-important-problem

U.S. military to step up presence, send troops, to Jordan in light of Syria civil war

In a critical indication of growing U.S. military involvement in the civil war in Syria, CNN has learned Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the deployment of up to 200 troops to Jordan, according to two Defense Department officials.

The troops, which will come from the headquarters of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, "creates an additional capability" beyond what has been there, one official said.

The group will give the United States the ability to "potentially form a joint task force for military operations, if ordered," he said.

The new deployment will include communications and intelligence specialists who will assist the Jordanians and "be ready for military action" if President Barack Obama were to order it, the official said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/world/us-jordan-troops-order/

"Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American... There is a double standard: White terrorists are dealt with as lone wolves, Islamists are existential threats"


As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine the long-term legislative fallout of the atrocity — the dynamics of privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks. That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being.

This has been most obvious in the context of recent mass shootings. In those awful episodes, a religious or ethnic minority group lacking such privilege would likely be collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse) if some of its individuals comprised most of the mass shooters. However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes.

Likewise, in the context of terrorist attacks, such privilege means white non-Islamic terrorists are typically portrayed not as representative of whole groups or ideologies, but as “lone wolf” threats to be dealt with as isolated law enforcement matters. Meanwhile, non-white or developing-world terrorism suspects are often reflexively portrayed as representative of larger conspiracies, ideologies and religions that must be dealt with as systemic threats — the kind potentially requiring everything from law enforcement action to military operations to civil liberties legislation to foreign policy shifts.

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/16/lets_hope_the_boston_marathon_bomber_is_a_white_american/

New Video: Boston Marathon 2013 Explosion from 20 meters away

Online video appears to show spectators taking Boston Marathon gear after explosions



Video posted online appears to show dozens of Boston Marathon spectators grabbing merchandise from a vacated staff tent in the aftermath of Monday's bombing.

In the video, people can be seen taking what appear to be official blue and yellow shirts and jackets from boxes under and around a tent.

Some have several in their hands as they walk out of the camera shot. Others can be seen putting the clothing into bags.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22002960/online-video-appears-to-show-spectators-taking-boston-marathon-gear-from-vacated-tents-after-explosions

COURT HOUSE REOPENED, JURY ASSEMBLED FOR SOME SORT OF ACTIVITY

BOSTON MEMORIAL: "They advised people interested in attending to expect "airport-like" security, with liquids, bags, signs and sharp objects all banned from the venue." (Gee, didn't see this coming)

BOMB THREAT AT HEAVILY ARMED BOSTON FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, "CODE RED" EVACUATION ORDERED, EVERYONE FLEEING

BOMB SNIFFING DOGS RUSHED TO BOSTON FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WHERE 500 REPORTERS HAVE GATHERED AMIDST CHAOS

UNIFORMED OFFICER OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE: "GET AWAY FROM THE BUILDING. I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH, PEOPLE."

"UTTER MAYHEM" OUTSIDE BOSTON FEDERAL COURTHOUSE

BOSTON FEDERAL COURTHOUSE AND WOMEN'S HOSTPITAL UNDER SUDDEN MYSTERIOUS EVACUATION

Boston Jornalists and DHS Police clash: "Back the f*** up"

Boston Bombing FBI statement

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.

http://live.reuters.com/Event/Boston_Marathon_Explosion

European Parliament: Either we vote seriously, or we abandon the pretence - Gerard Batten MEP

13 people injured after bomb explosion in southern India

EU 'losing £4 billion of taxpayer cash to fraud EVERY YEAR'....Yeah it's called the European Commission!

Peers on the European Union Select Committee found fraud against the taxpayer could be up to 12 times worse than Brussels officials will admit.

The committee said it believes frauds ranging from cigarette smuggling to bribery and corruption "never see the light of day" because the EU has failed to grasp the scale of the problem. This is because some member states are reluctant to report suspected cases and others fall through the gaps of a "tangled web" of EU investigation agencies.

It estimated against the European Union budget is likely to be around €5 billion (£4.3 billion) every year, or "maybe even more".

Official European Commission figures reporting fraud of €404 million show just a "glimpse" of the scale of the problem, the committee said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10000821/EU-losing-4-billion-of-taxpayer-cash-to-fraud.html

Taiwan runs live-fire military exercise

Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets roared across the sky at dawn, dropping bombs on Chinese ships sailing towards a rocky beach in the middle of the Taiwan Strait. Tanks on the shore shook the earth with rounds that sunk the mainland invaders trying to storm the island.

The barrage was intense. But it was not the kind of firing that, at least until recently, experts worried could erupt between China and the island that Beijing considers a renegade province. The enemy forces, for starters, were just coloured buoys.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b12f6d94-a728-11e2-bfcd-00144feabdc0.html

Scientist jailed for faking medicine test results

Steven Eaton, 47, a researcher for US pharmaceutical firm Aptuit, was discovered to be manipulating important safety tests on several potentially new drugs.

The scientist, who worked at the company’s drug discovery and development site in Riccarton, near Edinburgh, was sentenced to three months in prison after becoming the first person to be prosecuted under laws introduced 14 years ago.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that Eaton’s actions could have had serious implications for the health of cancer patients if they had been given a drug based on his data.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10001149/Scientist-jailed-for-faking-medicine-test-results.html

Boston Bombing: Homeland Security policing a street near you

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIEvGKvCQAA6Sp5.jpg

Boston:Police here aren't BPD. They're Homeland Security.

Boston Marathon Explosions: Arrest Confusion

There are conflicting reports over whether a suspect has been arrested in connection with the deadly bombings.

http://news.sky.com/story/1079493/boston-marathon-explosions-arrest-confusion

The boston GLobe: US Attorney's office: There is no marathon bombing suspect in custody and no arrest

Boston police tweeted following: "Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.''

Boston Bomber: Outside Courthouse (CBS)

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIEsnnLCYAAgeGa.jpg

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake BERING SEA - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
4.6 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 17:59:16 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 09:59:16 AM at epicenter
Location
56.132°N, 164.147°W
Depth
1 km (~0.6 mile) set by location program
Region
BERING SEA
Distances
136 km (85 miles) NW (319°) from Cold Bay, AK

Boston Bombing: CNN, Sky News and AP are saying a suspect is in custody. NBC and CBS are saying there is no suspect in custody


Boston Bomber identity Known by the Authorities as Arrest is Made

A SUSPECT has been arrested in the Boston Marathon bombings, CNN has reported, citing two sources.

The arrest, less than 48 hours after the attack, was made on the basis of two videos, CNN reports. A full federal briefing is scheduled for 7 AEST.

Earlier, authorities said they may have an image of a suspect carrying, and maybe even dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene, the Boston Globe has tweeted.

The CNN report of the arrest comes after AP reported that an arrest was imminent, and said the suspect will be brought to court, citing a law enforcement source.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/boston-marathon-bombs-made-from-pressure-cookers-packed-with-ball-bearings-stashed-in-black-nylon-backpacks/story-fnd134gw-1226622928387

Boston bomb suspect in custody, CNN reports

An arrest has been made in the Boston bombings investigation based on two videos showing images of the suspect, a federal law enforcement source told CNN's Fran Townsend.

[Breaking news update at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday ]

Boston University graduate student Lingzu Lu has been identified by the school as the third person who died in Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

[Original story, posted at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday]

(CNN) -- Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, a source who has been briefed on the investigation told CNN's John King exclusively.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/boston-blasts/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

'EU crisis will trigger political change'

CCTV: Chinese driver zooms off with cop on hood

Intercepted Letters Show Ricin, So What Is It?

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 15:52:52 UTC
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 01:52:52 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
6.287°S, 154.286°E
Depth
67.9 km (42.2 miles)
Region
BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
132 km (82 miles) W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Boston Explosions: 'Arrest Imminent'

Boston bombing investigators believe they have identified a suspect from CCTV video taken before the attacks, US media reports.

The footage reportedly shows a man carrying and possibly dropping a black bag on the street where the second explosion took place and then walking away.

The video is believed to be from a department store and a television station.

Three people were killed, including eight-year-old Martin Richard, and more than 170 others were injured in the twin blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.

http://news.sky.com/story/1079493/boston-explosions-arrest-imminent

Boston Explosions: 'Suspect Identified'

Boston bombing investigators believe they have identified a suspect from CCTV video taken before the attacks, US media reports.

The footage reportedly shows a man putting down a bag on the street where the second explosion took place and then walking away.

http://news.sky.com/story/1079493/boston-explosions-suspect-identified

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake TAIWAN REGION - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 15:00:01 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:00:01 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
24.658°N, 122.998°E
Depth
26.2 km (16.3 miles)
Region
TAIWAN REGION
Distances
21 km (13 miles) N of Yonakuni, Japan

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake OKLAHOMA - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
3.4
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 14:56:16 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 09:56:16 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
35.704°N, 97.126°W
Depth
5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
Region
OKLAHOMA
Distances
7 km (4 miles) NE of Luther, Oklahoma

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
4.2
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 14:01:37 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 06:31:37 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
36.385°N, 71.281°E
Depth
112.9 km (70.2 miles)
Region
HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
Distances
39 km (24 miles) SW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan

Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to Obama containing "suspicious substance" (A work assignment, perhaps?)


The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance."

A law enforcement official said the letter is very similar to one recently mailed to Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker. That letter tested positive Tuesday for poisonous ricin.

The official requested anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.

http://news.yahoo.com/secret-suspicious-letter-mailed-obama-152216889--politics.html

'Daily News' doctored front page photo from Boston Bombing (Oops)


The New York Post was derided Tuesday for apparent inaccuracies in its reporting on the bombing at the Boston Marathon. And now, its rival tabloid, the Daily News, is facing criticism over an apparent photo touch-up.

On yesterday's cover wrap, the News ran a photo taken by John Tlumacki of The Boston Globe showing an injured woman lying in a pool of blood while being tended to by a civilian.

It was one of many widely circulated images capturing the moments after explosives were detonated near the finish line of the marathon on Monday afternoon, killing at least three and wounding more than 170 in a likely terrorist attack about which police are still scrambling to scare up leads.

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2013/04/8529102/daily-news-doctored-front-page-photo-boston-bombing

Matt's and MrPops' conversation, resulting in thoughts to ponder:
-- This article is about the wound being *removed* rather than added in.
-- However, how do we know for certain which photo came first?
-- Could there have been a pool of pictures, depending on the level of gore required, and this paper simply chose the wrong one (after everyone else has chosen theirs) and was noticed?
-- Notice that the wound free legs are brightly lit and textured, while the legs with the wound are dark and without texture, (a trick often used in graphic design to blend elements so they don't become noticeable, called burning -- however, lightening can also be used as well)
-- What precisely does this all mean?

Standoff over N Korea Kaesong zone continues

Germany: Free Sandwich Gift May Have Contained Rat Poison

Twenty employees of a company in Germany have been hospitalised in case sandwiches they were given as a gift turn out to have been poisoned.

The suspicious sandwiches were left on the doorstep of a company near the northwestern town of Vechta on Tuesday with a note saying they were a present.

Police say 25 employees of the company in Steinfeld, Lower Saxony, ate the sandwiches before someone noticed a strange substance on them.

The emergency services were called and a fleet of ambulances took those who had eaten the sandwiches for urgent treatment.

The company and the identity of those who ate them has not been revealed.

Local reports in Germany say the substance is suspected to be rat poison.

http://news.sky.com/story/1079335/free-sandwiches-may-have-contained-rat-poison

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
5.7
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 12:03:31 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 09:03:31 PM at epicenter
Location
38.478°N, 141.494°E
Depth
45.5 km (28.3 miles)
Region
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
59 km (37 miles) ENE (64°) from Sendai, Honshu, Japan

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:11:58 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 08:11:58 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
24.832°N, 123.243°E
Depth
10.4 km (6.5 miles)
Region
SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
Distances
47 km (29 miles) NNE of Yonakuni, Japan

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake LUZON, PHILIPPINES - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:11:48 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 07:11:48 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
17.147°N, 120.176°E
Depth
37.9 km (23.6 miles)
Region
LUZON, PHILIPPINES
Distances
25 km (15 miles) WSW of Darapidap, Philippines

BOSTON BOMB FOOTAGE MANIPULATED? The Blood Disappears as the man Walks past!!



It happens right around the 2:30 minute mark.



4:46 Minute

Fire Appears from right side of the screen, takes a stroll across the street to the left and passes through the buildings

Chinese Media Exposes Human Organ Trafficking Information

Recently, for the first time, a Chinese media exposed
the grisly, underworld secret about human organ trafficking,
perpetrated by the Chinese military, courts and hospitals,
and how they evade any punishment of the law.
Since the Chinese media exposed the tortures
at the Masanjia Labor Camp, it is yet another validation
of the truth revealed by overseas media 10 years ago --
of live, human organ piracy of Falun Gong practitioners.
These ghoulish facts that had been labeled as gossip
by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are gradually
and reluctantly being admitted by the Chinese media.

The CCP's attempts to cover up their debauched,
human organ looting of death row inmates have
become silly and moronic.

Young Child Fighting for Syrian Rebels in Aleppo

Nigel Farage: "This EU is the New Communism. It is Power without Limits."



EU may hit us for an extra £2billion to plug black hole in its budget, MEPs warn

Britain needs to stump up an extra £2billion to stop the European Union running out of cash, MEPs have warned.

Brussels has already angered ministers by demanding an extra 11.2 billion euro (£9.3 billion) this year to plug a black hole in its budget - landing Britain with an extra £1.4 billion bill.

But MEPs have now warned that the true hole in the EU budget will hit 16.2 billion euro (£13.5 billion) this year - potentially landing the UK with a demand for another £2billion.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2310242/EU-hit-extra-2billion-plug-black-hole-budget-MEPs-warn.html

German owned energy giant Npower has not paid ANY corporation tax in the UK for three years

Energy giant nPower has admitted paying no UK corporation tax for three years despite making £766million in profits.

The revelation emerged yesterday during fierce questioning of the company's chief executive by MPs.

NPower joins Amazon, Google and Starbucks in coming under fire for making millions in Britain while contributing little to the Treasury's coffers.
The company's average dual fuel bill has risen by £257 in just two years – leaving households facing punishing annual payments of £1,352.

In theory, the £766million profits for the period 2009 to 2011 could have generated a tax bill of £200million rather than staying wholly with German parent company RWE and its shareholders.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2310001/Npower-admitting-paid-ANY-corporation-tax-UK-years-blames-spending-wind-farms.html

Thatcher Funeral: 'Good riddance party' protesters are drowned out and 'shame' placards ignored

Demonstrators pretending to be mourners are planning to blow whistles and sound horns to disrupt Baroness Thatcher's funeral cortege this morning.

The news comes as more than 4,000 officers line the streets in an attempt to guard against violent demonstrations.

The plan has been arranged through a Facebook group, 'Maggie's Good Riddance Party', which attracted more than 3,000 members.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson told Sky News: 'We've got a democracy here and people are perfectly entitled to disagree and to make their points and indeed to protest. But I would point out that this is the funeral of an 87-year-old woman whose family are in mourning, so I really hope that people would show restraint.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2310307/Thatcher-funeral-Demonstrators-pretending-mourners-plan-disrupt-funeral-blowing-horns-turning-cortege-passes.html

21 executed in Iraq for 'terrorism'

Iraqi authorities hanged 21 men after they were convicted of terrorism, the nation's Ministry of Justice reported Tuesday.

The ministry said those executed were involved in kidnappings, assassinations, bombings, and the killings of security officials and civilians. Some of them had carried out attacks by planting bombs and rigging cars and motorcycles with explosives.

Amnesty International said the death penalty was suspended after the 2003 invasion but quickly restored by the first Iraqi government.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/16/world/meast/iraq-executions/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Two rockets lands in southern Israel

Two rockets landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat on Wednesday, police said.

"We are telling residents to immediately take cover and make their way to safe zones and shelters if they hear the sirens," Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesman, said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries after the rockets landed in a neighborhood and an open field.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/world/meast/israel-rocket/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Iran-Pakistan 7.8 Earthquake: Relief effort scramble after quake

Obama: I don't think NK has warhead


President Barack Obama has said he doesn't believe North Korea can fit a nuclear warhead on a missile, casting strong doubt on an alarming assessment disclosed last week by the Pentagon's intelligence arm.

And he warned the young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea had only served to isolate the regime further.

Asked in an NBC News interview whether North Korea could put a nuclear weapon on a ballistic missile, Obama said, "Based on our current intelligence assessments, we do not think that they have that capacity."

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Protesters 'disgusted' at Thatcher

'Lone wolf' as well as Terrorism suspected in Boston Marathon bombing


Within a day of the Oklahoma City bombing, officials had named their suspect: Timothy McVeigh. Within two days of the 9/11 attacks, investigators had zeroed in on al Qaeda as the perpetrator.

All of the talking heads that discuss this incident and incidents like it, if your experience and your expertise is Middle East terrorism, it has the hallmarks of al Qaeda or a Middle East group. If your experience is domestic groups and bombings that have occurred here, it has the hallmarks of a domestic terrorist like Eric Rudolph in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics bombings," former FBI Assistant Director Tom Fuentes said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/boston-blasts/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

6.2 Quake jolts islands off east Japan, no tsunami warning: NHK

(Downgraded to a 5.6 Magnitude by USGS even though the Japanese Seismology Centre has NOT Downgraded this earthquake)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 hit islands off the east coast of Japan on Wednesday but no tsunami warning was issued, public broadcaster NHK said.

NHK said the epicenter of the earthquake was near Miyake island, about 180 km (111 miles) south of Tokyo. There were reports of landslides on the island, the broadcaster said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/17/us-japan-earthquake-idUSBRE93G0AW20130417

Why is there no trail of blood? Why is he conscious? And why is the knee so far away from his main body?

Will we ever be able to see how our government deliberately turns our joyous days into tragedies, and now has advanced its criminality into killing innocent people as part of a drill to show us why we have to be frisked, molested or irradiated at every public event we attend?

It's not exactly new stuff, this Boston Massacre Marathon Drill. For those who still haven't gotten the message, the Boston Police have admitted and numerous witnesses have observed that before the bombs that killed and maimed hundreds of happy observers of an innocent road race that the authorities were conducting an anti-terror drill during the race.

The bombs that went off on that sunny, happy spring afternoon prove beyond doubt — and once again, for the hundredth time — that it is our government that are the terrorists, and they're not out to protect us — they're out to kill us — and rob us and enslave us — while they demonstrate this demented need for security as they themselves create the terror.

How many recent examples do you need?

http://therebel.org/kaminski/604732-the-big-sleep

WHO says no poultry contact in some China bird flu cases....Try Most!

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that a number of people who have tested positive for a new strain of bird flu in China have had no history of contact with poultry, adding to the mystery about the virus that has killed 16 people to date.

WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl confirmed that "there are people who have no history of contact with poultry", after a top Chinese scientist was quoted as saying that about 40 percent of those with the H7N9 virus had had no contact with fowl.

"This is one of the puzzles still (to) be solved and therefore argues for a wide investigation net," Hartl said in emailed comments, though he added he did not know the exact percentage.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/17/us-birdflu-china-idUSBRE93G04B20130417

According to a Reuters analysis of the infections, based on state media reports, only 10 out of the 77 victims as of Tuesday have had contact with poultry.

The H5N1 virus strain has killed 371 people globally since first discovered in humans in 2003, with a mortality rate from 50% - 90% of those who have become infected.

China alone has seen 45 infected which resulted in the deaths of 30 of the 45 people in the past TEN YEARS!!!

Jobless Total Up As Income Squeeze Tightens

The unemployment total has risen for the second month in a row while average pay increases were found to be at their weakest on record.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people without work rose 70,000 in the three months to the end of February to reach 2.56 million - pushing the jobless rate up to 7.9%.

The number of people in work fell by 2,000 over the period to just under 30 million - the first time the figure has dipped since autumn 2011.

http://news.sky.com/story/1079245/jobless-total-up-as-income-squeeze-tightens

'British Man' Shuhel Mahboob Ali arrested in Florida after telling Undercover Agent he 'Wanted To Raise Sex Slaves'

A British man has been arrested by police in Florida who claim he flew to the US to have sex with an underage girl and then raise their children as sex slaves.

Shuhel Mahboob Ali allegedly made contact via the internet with an undercover investigator from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in January.

He is said to have told the agent of his plans.

http://news.sky.com/story/1079226/brit-wanted-to-raise-sex-slaves-us-police

Home Secretary Theresa May To Appeal Over Qatada Ruling...Again!....Just stick him on a plane already!

The Home Office has asked the Court of Appeal for leave to appeal over a decision to allow Abu Qatada to stay in the UK.

The move to appeal to the Supreme Court comes after judges last month rejected the latest in a long line of attempts to deport the radical cleric to Jordan.

In March, Court of Appeal judges backed an earlier ruling that Qatada, also known as Omar Othman, could not be deported over fears that evidence obtained through torture would be used against him.

http://news.sky.com/story/1079283/home-office-to-appeal-over-qatada-ruling

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake IRAN-PAKISTAN BORDER REGION - 17th April 2013

Magnitude ML 4.1
Region IRAN-PAKISTAN BORDER REGION
Date time 2013-04-17 10:24:53.2 UTC
Location 28.23 N ; 62.05 E
Depth 85 km
Distances
81 km E of Khāsh, Iran / pop: 69,603 / local time: 14:54:53.2 2013-04-17


5.1 Magnitude Earthquake MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES - 17th April 2013

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 09:51:10 UTC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 05:51:10 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
7.240°N, 124.941°E
Depth
41.1 km (25.5 miles)
Region
MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Distances
8 km (4 miles) NNW of Linao, Philippines

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude mb 4.6
Region SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPAN
Date time 2013-04-17 09:39:22.0 UTC
Location 24.87 N ; 123.35 E
Depth 10 km
Distances
57 km NE of Yonakuni, Japan / pop: 1,684 / local time: 18:39:22.0 2013-04-17

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 17th April 2013

Magnitude mb 4.5
Region SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISL., JAPAN
Date time 2013-04-17 09:30:03.7 UTC
Location 24.77 N ; 123.51 E
Depth 10 km
Distances
61 km NE of Yonakuni, Japan / pop: 1,684 / local time: 18:30:03.7 2013-04-17