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Happy 2013!

December 31, 2012

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Happy New Year. Have you made your resolutions? What will you do or do differently in 2013? My short list of goals: Finish CD Maximize health Reduce stress Plan wedding Keep up with friends Update website and blog Write an iPhone App

George H.W. Bush obituary mistakenly published

December 31, 2012

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Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush. The unfinished obituary appeared on Der Spiegel’s website for only a few minutes Sunday before it was spotted by Internet users and removed. In it, the magazine’s New York correspondent Marc Pitzke describes Bush as “a colorless […]

Woman with flu-like symptoms dies on Vancouver-Toronto train

December 31, 2012

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A woman was found dead on a Via Rail passenger train early Saturday morning. The company says the Vancouver-to-Toronto train stopped near Parry Sound, Ont., because four passengers were showing flu-like symptoms. Emergency crews boarded the train and confirmed that a woman who Via Rail described in a news release as elderly had died. The […]

Mammoth Boulder Crashes Into California Home

December 31, 2012

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… because of a recent rainstorm in the area, Ja’Nielle Gendelman, 69, has a 12-ton boulder smack dab in the middle of her home. The giant rock rolled onto her house in Poway, Calif., on Thursday and, in the process, wiped out her garage and crushed gas and electric lines, according to KSWB-TV. Heavy rains […]

Found: Whale thought extinct for 2 million years

December 31, 2012

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The pygmy right whale, a mysterious and elusive creature that rarely comes to shore, is the last living relative of an ancient group of whales long believed to be extinct, a new study suggests. The findings, published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, may help to explain why the enigmatic marine mammals […]

Maps that reveal how our brain organises everything

December 30, 2012

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This raises interesting possibilities for mind reading as well as programmed learning. Before we can make any changes, we might be able to identify things which are misplaced. (Hey, what is “murder”  doing there in your “fun” category, Mr. President?) Scientists have put together the first ever map of how the brain organises the thousands […]

Top young scientist crafts system to purify water

December 30, 2012

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Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire, has won this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her solar-powered device designed to kill bacteria in water. She now has the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist,” and a reward of $25,000 for her work. for students in fifth to eighth […]

How the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

December 30, 2012

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Naomi Wolf – It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, […]

The FBI’s secret file on Marilyn Monroe: intimate details kept

December 30, 2012

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A classified file released by the FBI shows how the agency tracked Marilyn Monroe’s suspected ties to communism in 1956. The agency documented an anonymous phone call to the New York Daily News that year warning that playwright Arthur Miller was a communist and Monroe had ‘drifted into the communist orbit’ after her marriage to […]

Top 100 Life Lessons (A work in progress…)

December 27, 2012

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During a quantum jump a more successful me in a parallel universe told me to make my personal list of most useful life lessons. Here, in no order yet, is a first draft. I plan to revise this over time. Feel free to post your own favorite life lessons in the comments. Everything you think […]

Quantum Jumping – Communicate With Your Subconscious Mind – Tonight Dec 26th, 6 pm Pacific (8pm Central/9pm Eastern)

December 26, 2012

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Since the 1920’s, quantum physicists have been trying to make sense of an uncomfortable and startling possibility—that an infinite number of alternate universes exist. Leading scientists like Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku and Neil Turok, all of whom are responsible for life-changing breakthroughs in the field of quantum physics, have all suggested the existence of multiple […]

Bye

December 20, 2012

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Okay, I’m off to my undisclosed prepper location. It’s been fun! See you on the other side. Have a great holiday or apocalypse, whichever comes first. Xeno

U.S. had plans for a ‘full nuclear response’ should the President disappear or be killed during an attack

December 18, 2012

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… According to recently declassified documents made available by the U.S. National Security Archive, the United States had a contingency plan in effect where, in the event that the President went missing or was killed during an attack on the country, the military was instructed to launch an automatic and simultaneous “full nuclear response” against […]

Ancient ‘Alien’ Burial Site Discovered

December 18, 2012

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Close to the small Mexican village of Onavas, south Sonora, archaeologists have uncovered the first pre-Hispanic cemetery of that area, dating to around 1,000 years ago. The burial ground consists of 25 individuals; 13 have intentional cranial deformation and five also have dental mutilation, cultural practices which are similar to those of pre-Hispanic groups in […]

Is ‘reality’ unreal? Scientists aim to find out

December 18, 2012

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What if everything — all of us, the world, the universe — was not real? What if everything we are, know and do was really just someone’s computer simulation? The notion that our reality was some kid on a couch in the far future playing with a computer game like a gigantic Sim City, or […]

Chinese man attacks elementary school students with knife due to end of world

December 18, 2012

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Chinese state media say six officials have been fired after a man hacked and injured 23 elementary school students with a knife in central China’s Henan province. The official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday that two school principals, two township police officers, one township safety official and one county education official were sacked after Friday’s […]

The Top 50 Excuses For Not Prepping

December 18, 2012

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… The number of preppers in the United States today is steadily increasing, but the vast majority of people out there still see no reason to start getting ready for “the end of the world as we know it”.  Most people just assume that things will always somehow get better or that they will somehow […]

Mother of Sandy Hook school gunman was a ‘prepper’ survivalist preparing for economic and social collapse, say reports

December 18, 2012

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  The mother of Adam Lanza, the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults in one of America’s worst ever school massacres, was a “survivalist” preparing for economic and social collapse, it has emerged. According to reports, Nancy Lanza was a so-called ‘prepper’, a part of the survivalist movement which urges individuals to prepare […]

‘Did We Just Kill A Kid?’ — The Six Words That Ended A US Drone Pilot’s Career

December 18, 2012

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The New Mexico desert gets blistering hot, but inside the small windowless container where Brandon Bryant worked as a drone operator for the U.S. Air Force it stays a cool 63 degrees all year long. Nicola Abé at der Spiegel spoke with Bryant, no longer in the Air Force, who relays a disturbing and tragic […]

Armed Citizen, Not Police, Prevented Massacre In Oregon

December 18, 2012

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News of a shooting in Oregon earlier this week was eclipsed with news of an even more tragic one this past weekend. However, one important detail you will not hear in the mainstream media coverage is the fact that both could have been as devastating as each other had it not been for an armed […]

IBM reveals vision for the future: Phones you can touch through, that understand what they see, that hear what matters, know what foods you like, and have a sense of smell

December 18, 2012

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If you’ve only just got used to talking to your phone, get ready for a major change. IBM has revealed its predictions for the computer we will all be using in 2018 – and it believes they will have all five senses, and will communicate with us in radically different ways.’Infrared and haptic technologies will […]

Sandy Hook Shooting Sparks Gun Sales Surge

December 18, 2012

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The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. has sparked a surge in gun sales, according to independent arms dealers across the nation. Robert Caselnova, who owns a Connecticut gun shop located less than 10 minutes from the school, said firearms flew off his shelves over the weekend, with multiple requests for AR-15 style […]

» ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Scene Eerily Shows “Sandy Hook” Written on Map

December 18, 2012

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Bizarre evidence that the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut may have been staged has surfaced in the form of YouTube videos which point out the words “Sandy Hook” were written on a map that appeared in the most recent Dark Knight movie, a startling revelation given the deluge of mysterious coincidences already plaguing the movie. […]

25 Studies Prove Fluoride Reduces Your IQ

December 17, 2012

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Dr. Paul Connett is recognized worldwide as a leader in the movement to eliminate fluoride from the municipal water supplies, and I’m pleased to be working with him to achieve this goal. Earlier this year, he used frequent flyer miles to visit New Zealand and in a month-long tour gave presentations to communities all over […]

U.S. Secret Service Bans Certain Gold and Silver Coins On eBay

December 17, 2012

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eBay was contacted by the U.S. Secret Service sometime last month to remove the Liberty Dollar precious metal coins. Citing consistency with eBay’s general policy of not listing counterfeit items, eBay spokesperson Ryan Moore confirmed the ban with Coin World. The following email was sent to affected sellers when the systematic removals began: The United […]

As nation mourns, investigators try to figure out what led to tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

December 17, 2012

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Federal investigators planned to visit dozens of shooting ranges and gun stores across Connecticut Sunday, attempting to figure out what led smart but painfully awkward 20-year-old Adam Lanza to murder 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, while townspeople and President Obama attended an interfaith vigil amid sorrow and confusion.The tragedy […]