June 6, 2005

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Studies: Permafrost melting under N.W.T. roads (June 6, 2005) - Roads and airstrips across the Western Arctic are sagging, cracking and washing away as climate change slowly melts the permafrost beneath them. And as engineers try to adapt transportation networks and buildings to warmer weather, some say the consequences of doing nothing are already apparent just a short drive out of Yellowknife.


Religious zeal sets U.S. apart from allies, poll finds (June 6, 2005) - Religious devotion sets the United States apart from some of its closest allies. Americans profess unquestioning belief in God and are far more willing to mix faith and politics than people in other countries, AP-Ipsos polling found. In Western Europe, where Pope Benedict XVI complains that growing secularism has left churches unfilled on Sundays, people are the least devout among the 10 countries surveyed for The Associated Press by Ipsos. Only Mexicans come close to Americans in embracing faith, the poll found. But unlike Americans, Mexicans strongly object to clergy lobbying lawmakers, in line with the nation’s historical opposition to church influence. more...


Australia Running Dry in Worst Drought for a Century! By Nick Squires in Goulburn (June 2, 2005) - Australian Farmer Tony Morrison inspects an empty dam on his farm near Goulburn, about 170 km (105 miles) southwest of Sydney, May 31, 2005. Australia’s farmers, battling the worst drought in a century, received an extra A $250 million ($189 million) in government support on Monday as residents in the nation’s biggest city braced for tougher water restrictions. Photograph taken May 31, 2005. Photos and more...


Britain facing water shortage (June 2, 2005) - DRINKING water may be rationed in England as drought affects Britain at the same time Australia suffers its big dry. more...


North Korea says US Stealth bomber move signals nuclear war (June 2, 2005) - North Korea on Thursday said the deployment of 15 US F-117 Stealth bombers to South Korea was part of preparations for a preemptive nuclear strike on the country. The deployment announced by Washington last week was an unpardonable act, said the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, a state organization in charge of Korean affairs. more...


Seeing both sides to the chip with everything Link Lost (June 2, 2005) -CISCO’s technical man in Scotland, Richard Moir, is just back from the European Radio Frequency Identification Centre at Bracknell with some unsettling news. One of the largest technology companies in the world has issued a first-time warning to corporate Scotland - failure to prepare now for the new era of radio frequency identification (RFID) business applications will lead to significant losses in productivity and profit. Mr. Moir points out that while wireless technology may be a recent phenomenon, in many parts of the world it is fast becoming standard in terms of usage. RFID tags are tiny intelligent data storage microchips attached to an antenna that emit a unique serial number by radio over short distances. Key business applications range from electronically tagging sensitive documents such as stock certificates and manuscripts to tracking consumer items like supermarket shelved products, or even library books. Mr. Moir says firms need to think about putting in place operational improvements associated with RFID to drive forward business. “Start thinking now about the impact of integrating RFID into business model, networks and technology infrastructures,” he says. “Then, full advantage can be gained of substantial benefits the technology will undoubtedly bring as it matures.” Forrester Research predicts 42 billion RFID tags will be in use by the end of the decade, and analysts forecast a 40 per cent compound annual growth in usage in the commercial supply chain. more...


Super bug kills 12 at spinal unit as doctors warn of new threat to NHS (June 6, 2005) - An outbreak of a lethal new bug at a leading specialist hospital has claimed 12 lives and is posing a grave new threat to the NHS, doctors have warned. More than 300 patients have been infected with the bug, a virulent new strain of Clostridium difficile, at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Oxfordshire, known for its world-famous spinal injuries unit supported by the former disc jockey Sir Jimmy Savile. But all attempts to control the infection, which causes severe diarrhea that can be life-threatening, have failed. The disclosure raises new concerns about NHS hygiene following a series of scares over the super bug MRSA and the pressure on hospitals to hit waiting list targets.


Mild earthquake shakes Tbilisi, causing no damage or casualties (June 6, 2005) - An earthquake measuring three points on the 12-point Richter scale occurred in Tbilisi on Sunday. more...


Earthquake shakes southeastern Turkey; no injuries (June 6, 2005) - A moderate earthquake shook the area near Turkey’s border with Iran on Sunday, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries. more...


Earthquake jolts Niigata Prefecture (June 6, 2005) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 rocked the Chuetsu region in Niigata Prefecture on Sunday, the Meteorological Agency said. more...


Shalom Broaches Possibility of Israeli Seat on UN Sec. Council (June 4, 2005) - “The time has come to normalize the status of Israel here in the United Nations,” Shalom told reporters after talks Annan. “I told him that one way forward to normalize our status here is by asking to be a member of the Security Council.” The UN has a checkered past regarding Israel, including an infamous 1975 resolution that equated Zionism with racism which was repealed in the 1990s, but Annan has made a priority of reaching out to Jews during his tenure. Shalom said the recent election of Israel’s UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman as a vice president of the General Assembly moved the country toward a “normalization” of relations. But he said it was time for Israel to seek a seat on the Security Council. “It is a symbolic move but for us it is a very important move forward,” Shalom said.


Controlling the human mind with the help of artificially charged ions and pulsating electromagnetic waves IndiaDaily.com (June 5, 2005) - It is one of the hottest area of research among the defense scientists and researchers. It is the area of research that can take any country in the world hundreds of years ahead of other countries. It is a technique when mastered can make one win a war without any fight. It is the science and techniques of controlling and influencing human minds. Artificial ionization of the immediate environment and careful algorithmic control of the same can produce amazing results. But controlling minds of many people and over a large area can be performed through the use of special types of high intensity electromagnetic waves pulsing in a specific manner. Pulse is controlled by the precision computers. more...


Artificial Tsunami with pulsating electromagnetic waves IndiaDaily.com (June 3, 2005) - Scientists are finding that solar flares and winds that generate concentrated electromagnetic pulsing are root cause of underwater landslides and earthquakes. These sudden underwater movements of the crust cause most of the devastating Tsunamis. Now the million-dollar question is can it really be caused artificially? more...


Why conventional physics fails for time machine design as well as understanding Extraterrestrial UFOs IndiaDaily.com (June 3, 2005) - Conventional physics is based on three dimensions and time is perceived as the fourth dimension. But the problem in trying to traverse time as well as other higher dimensions of parallel space is that conventional totally fails to model spatial structures. Scientists and engineers have finally found a way out from the black old box of physics. The days of Einstein and Newton were great but they are hundreds of years old. Their legacy is so great that we physics is stuck at that. Physics even today cannot see gravity as wave. But scientists and engineers are finally creating the knowledgebase of the new multidimensional physics that will solve many issues like understanding teleport systems, time machines and extraterrestrial UFOs. The biggest hurdle is that of some budding physicists who just cannot accept the fact especially in the western nations that conventional physics is not only old but is also obsolete. more...


Polar reversal caused the Tsunami IndiaDaily.com (June 3, 2005) - Year 2012 will experience something very unique. The sun will experience a polar reversal and the earth will also experience a polar reversal. However terrestrial polar reversal takes a long process and has started already. Polar reversal is process by which the North and South pole reverses position. According to a new study, when polar reversal is in early stage (which is now), the tectonic plates are heavily affected by the changing electro magnetic fields and the resultant change in flux characteristics affecting the gravity. During polar reversal the equilibrium between electromagnetic forces and the gravity of the earth as well as the other parts of the solar system and the galaxy is disturbed. The net effect is unpredictable erratic behavior of the continental and oceanic plates. In the last six months, three most violent earthquakes happened in the last 150 years. This is accompanied by innumerable small quakes, under water volcanoes, mudslides and more. Simply put, the tectonic plates are slowly going out of equilibrium and are showing chaotic effects. The polar reversal also causes shift in tectonic forces to accelerate. The pressures built up for many years are some what released through violent outbreaks with earthquakes and Tsunamis. According to many scientists and geologists that is exactly what happened in December 2004 and may happen again soon.


The new Islamic empire from Turkey to Pakistan - the two countries agree to work together IndiaDaily.com (June 5, 2005) - It stretches from Turkey to Pakistan, then Bangladesh to Indonesia. It threatens Israel, India, Russia, and China. It challenges the geopolitical influence of United States. It is expanding with accelerating pace. It is something that the world will struggle to contain. Europe is threatened by the Islamic expansion. Israel is facing massive challenge. The Islamic Jihadists are expanding in Africa rapidly. In India 6000 Islamic Jihadists are entering every day as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Islamic population is growing at double the rate in India than that of Hindus. more...


Large underground hideout uncovered in Iraq IndiaDaily.com (June 5, 2005) - U.S. Marines and Iraqi soldiers have uncovered a 503,000-square-foot underground insurgent hideout in central Iraq containing large stores of weapons, ammunition and supplies. The bunker -- the size of nine American football fields or six soccer pitches -- is the largest found in the past year, the U.S. military said Sunday. No insurgents were in the bunker, but Marines found fully charged cell phones and fresh food in the kitchen, said 1st Lt. Kate VandenBossche, a spokeswoman for the 2nd Marine Division. The bunker, which measured 902 feet (275 meters) by 558 feet (170 meters), also included furnished living spaces, two showers and an air conditioner, she said. Other rooms contained machine guns, mortars, rockets, artillery rounds, black uniforms, ski masks, compasses, log books and night vision goggles, she said. Marines on patrol found the bunker Thursday north of Karma, near the city of Falluja. The patrol was looking for weapons caches in Anbar province when they noticed a lone building in an old rock quarry in the middle of the desert, VandenBossche said. “In one room there was a large, chest-style electric freezer,” she said. “The Marines moved it and found the hidden entrance to the underground quarry system.” It is not yet known if the bunker was built by Saddam Hussein’s regime or if the insurgents created it from the remnants of the quarry. “We don’t know how long the bunker has been in use. We’re still exploring the area and notating everything we find,” she said. After Marines search the site, the weapons and munitions will be destroyed through controlled detonations, she said. It is one of a dozen weapons caches found in the area in the past four days, she said. more...


Bush’s 3 little words, 1 big betrayal by Hal Lindsey © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com (June 2, 2005) - The Israelis are reeling from the body blow delivered them by President Bush following his meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. In one pronouncement, Bush totally scuttled all the hard-fought, blood-bought gains Israel has made in the three wars forced upon her. All peace negotiations and concessions by Israel in the pursuit of peace with the Muslim Nations and Palestinians since 1949 have been rendered null and void. President Bush’s astonishing and unexpected statement reversed long standing American policy. In his joint statement with Abbas, he declared that any final status changes in the peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must be mutually agreed to on the basis of the 1949 armistice lines. To my horror, this statement is the greatest betrayal of Israel committed by any American president in history. It nearly knocked me out of my chair when I considered the implications of Bush’s statement. After considering them, I waited for a clarification. I thought, “Surely this president could not have meant what he said. It has to be a mistake.” I am still waiting, slack-jawed, for a retraction that evidently isn’t forthcoming. more...