Sunday, January 12, 2003

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Financial Crisis
»Low Interest Rates and Redistribution of Wealth
»America Catering to Mexicans for Votes in Presidential Race
»AT&T to Pay Muslim Woman $5m in Harassment Case
»Christians ‘Most Persecuted’ Religious Group in the World, Says Expert
»Facebook, America’s Favorite Social Network is Child-Predator Playground
»FBI: We Need Wiretap-Ready Web Sites — Now
»Feds Seeking to Abolish Elected Sheriff Office
»George Clooney to Host $12m Fundraiser for Barack Obama
»Gitmo Defense Lawyer Calls for Coverup
»How Chemicals Affect Us
»Inside the Ring: Brotherhood Threat
»Is Fast and Furious the Next Watergate?
»Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan for Re-Education Camps in America — Political Activists Would be Pacified to Sympathize With the Government
»Mechanism in Place to Fix 2012 Election for Obama/Soetoro
»Money as a Driving Force in Choosing a President
»Obama: “We’ve Begun to See What Change Looks Like”
»Paul Ryan: Obama’s ‘Julia’ Website ‘Creepy’ And ‘Demeaning’
»Soviets Were Funding Black “Freedom” Journal
»Space Weather Expert Has Ominous Forecast
»The Planned Re-Election of Obama, Revolutionary Style
»U.S. Military Developing Spychips for Soldiers
»Ultimate Appeal: Blacks, Stop Voting Democrat
»UN’s International Baccalaureate Program Under Attack in NH
»Vaccine Bombshell: Baby Monkeys Given Standard Doses of Popular Vaccines Develop Autism Symptoms
Europe and the EU
»‘Brilliant’ Nuclear Scientist Who Worked at CERN Laboratory Jailed for Plotting Attacks for Al-Qaeda
»Europe Steps to the Precipice
»France’s Electorate Has Voted for Years of Decline Under a Socialist Leader
»François Hollande Beats President Nicolas Sarkozy in French Election
»Hollande’s Election Doesn’t Bode Well for Europe
»Italy: Widows Honor Crisis Suicides in Bologna
»University of Akron Engineering Professor Raises Doubts About Jet Crash That Killed Poland’s President
Middle East
»Syrian Opposition Studies Terror Tactics in Kosovo
South Asia
»Growing Mistrust of India’s Biometric ID Scheme
»USA Released 20 Taliban to Encourage Peace Negotiations
Sub-Saharan Africa
»Model Axed From South African Fhm After Sparking Outrage With Racist Tweet About ‘Disrespectful Kaffir’
Latin America
»The Global Warming/Globalist Crowd is on the March Again
Culture Wars
»Maggots Feeding on the Body of Art
»The Internet Has Peeled Back Our Culture and Shown How Cruel and Selfish We Really Are
»Our Amazing World: Incredible Beauty and the Darkness That Threatens it

Financial Crisis

Low Interest Rates and Redistribution of Wealth

“The Fed doesn’t expand the money supply by uniformly dropping cash from helicopters over the hapless masses. Rather, it directs capital transfers to the largest banks, minimizes their borrowing costs, and lowers their reserve requirements. All of these actions result in immediate handouts to the financial elite first,” adds Spitznagel. “The Fed is transferring immense wealth from the middle-class to the most affluent, from the least privileged to the most privileged.”

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]


America Catering to Mexicans for Votes in Presidential Race

Do you notice how Romney and Obama hired special election gurus to garner the Mexican vote in the upcoming presidential election? They don’t address the black vote, the white vote or the American Hispanic vote. They connive for the Mexican vote.

A billboard exploded on the Los Angeles skyline two years ago by a local TV station: “Los Angeles, Mexico: Your Town, Your Community.”

It was spelled out in Spanish. CA was crossed out with a red X and replaced by the word “Mexico.” Two smiling Latinos representing over two million illegal aliens in the City of Angels smiled from their anchor desks. Behind them stood the LA skyline replete with skyscrapers. Most disconcerting was a statue, also in the billboard picture, that stands in the middle of Mexico City.

The Mexicanization of America, races, with total support from Barack Obama and his Congress, full speed across our country. La Raza, the most racist organization in the world, licks its chops as sheer numbers of illegal aliens have taken over Los Angeles. They’ve run Americans out of countless cities and communities. They’ve trashed school systems and bankrupted 86 hospitals. They’ve thrown trash throughout the park systems. They defy laws by not carrying car insurance, driver’s licenses, work off the books paying no taxes, brutalize our schools with their language, spread drugs, and more terrifying are the thousands of cases of TB and hepatitis they spread into Los Angeles. In other words, they’re bringing their Third World into our world.

La Raza’s motto is, “For the Latino race, everything; for anyone outside the race, nothing!”

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

AT&T to Pay Muslim Woman $5m in Harassment Case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair.

A Jackson County jury on Thursday awarded Susann Bashir $5 million in punitive damages in her discrimination lawsuit, along with $120,000 in lost wages and other actual damages.

The Kansas City Star ( reported Saturday the award appears to be the largest jury verdict for a workplace discrimination case in Missouri history.

Bashir said in court documents that her work environment became hostile immediately after she converted, with her co-workers making harassing comments about her religion and referring to her hijab as “that thing on her head.”

“I was shocked. I thought, ‘What is going on?’“ she told the newspaper. “Nobody ever cared what I wore before. Nobody ever cared what religion I was before.”

Bashir worked at AT&T’s office in Kansas City for 10 years as a fiber optics network builder before being fired from her $70,000-a-year job. She claimed she endured religious discrimination nearly every day of the final three years she worked there, including being asked if she was going to blow up the building and being called a “towelhead” and a terrorist.

AT&T said Friday it disagrees with the verdict and plans to appeal.

Despite the jury’s award, Bashir stands to receive much less than $5 million because Missouri law caps such awards at five times the actual damage amount, plus attorney fees.

Amy Coopman, Bashir’s lawyer, said attorney fees will be determined later by the judge.

The previous largest such verdict came in 2009, when Mohamed Alhalabi, an Arab-American Muslim, was awarded $811,949 in St. Louis County Circuit Court in a case against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

That same year, a Jonesboro, Ark., jury ordered AT&T to pay $1.3 million to two former employees fired for attending a Jehovah’s Witnesses convention.

Bashir said she called an employee help line in March 2005 and asked the company to provide sensitivity training for her co-workers.

“It was a worthless call,” she said. “Nothing ever changed.”

The harassment continued and in March 2008, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched an investigation after she filed a complaint.

She said that made some workers angry and led to the final encounter with her boss.

Bashir said she became so stressed out that she couldn’t return to work. She asked that her boss be removed or that she be transferred, but neither happened.

She was fired after not returning to work for nine months.

“By firing me, they stole my ability to work at a job I liked,” Bashir said.

She said the incident was hard on her mentally and physically and tore her family apart. She is going through a divorce, and in October she and her daughter moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she works as an apartment manager.

“I have mixed feelings,” Bashir said. “I’m happy not to be reporting to that management structure. But it’s hard in this economy to find a job with that level of compensation. I didn’t want to lose my job, because I felt I was doing good work.”

           — Hat tip: McR[Return to headlines]

Christians ‘Most Persecuted’ Religious Group in the World, Says Expert

WASHINGTON — The head of a California-based evangelical religious liberty group stated Thursday that Christianity is presently the most persecuted religion on earth based on evidence gathered.

Dr. Carl Moeller told The Christian Post at an event on rising religious intolerance abroad that Christians are “the most persecuted in the world” when the nonprofit examined religious groups suffering from increased persecution.

“In terms of sheer numbers, the large size of the Christian populations around the world, where they’re repressed or restricted… Whether you count martyrs, those killed, or you count those living in regimes, sizable Christian populations live under extreme restrictions in places like China, Indonesia, and of course the Middle East,” said Moeller.

He noted that “the methodology for determining this was not from Open Doors necessarily. It was through organizations like Pew Research.”

Moeller cited in his remarks a 2011 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life study that concluded that about 70 percent of the world’s population lives in a religiously intolerant environment and 32 percent of the world’s population experienced a rise in religious hostility either at the social or government level.

“Where we see it most notably is in Islamic societies where an intentional misrepresentation of other faiths is primary. It’s fueled by illiteracy and some cases poverty,” said Moeller…

           — Hat tip: TV[Return to headlines]

Facebook, America’s Favorite Social Network is Child-Predator Playground

[WARNING: Extremely disturbing content.]

Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series examining the dark side of Facebook. Part two comes tomorrow. Media wishing to interview WND’s Chelsea Schilling about this series, please contact us here.

(EXPLICIT CONTENT: This report contains graphic details of sexual abuse of children as it has appeared in numerous locations on Facebook. WND immediately reported images of child pornography and child sexual abuse to the FBI. Censored screenshots published are among the mildest of those found.)

Meet the dark underbelly of Facebook, an ubiquitous U.S.-based company making an initial public offering expected to value the company as high as $100 billion.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

FBI: We Need Wiretap-Ready Web Sites — Now

The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance.

In meetings with industry representatives, the White House, and U.S. senators, senior FBI officials argue the dramatic shift in communication from the telephone system to the Internet has made it far more difficult for agents to wiretap Americans suspected of illegal activities, CNET has learned.

The FBI general counsel’s office has drafted a proposed law that the bureau claims is the best solution: requiring that social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail alter their code to ensure their products are wiretap-friendly.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Feds Seeking to Abolish Elected Sheriff Office

[Comment from Devvy Kidd: Folks, This must be STOPPED in Kershaw County or it WILL infect the entire state. According to Mack vs US 1997 Supreme Court decision, the County Sheriff IS the Chief Law Enforcement officer in the County and NO Federal agent etc can take action in his county without the sheriffs consent. That is power!!!

Why the NWO wants to abolish the office of sheriff. NDAA, IRS, BATF, Dept of Ag, Food & Drug, and all offices of tyranny at the federal & state level.

THE SHERIFF IS OUR LINE OF DEFENSE. That makes the office of sheriff the thing to own or abolish. Leaving no chance to be owned by We The People, the NWO is working to abolish it. Some states no longer have sheriffs. SC cannot be one of those states. ]


It seems a strange turn of events has recently occurred in Kershaw County. Anyone paying attention knows we have issues with our Sheriff and the County Council may be using public sentiment to their advantage to strip the Sheriff of his Constitutional duties and replace him with a County Police Chief. This would become an appointed position, stripping the people of their right to choose a Sheriff, and give Council way too much power. We need to show support for the Constitutional office of Sheriff.

In an ordinance that is up before the Council they want to place a referendum on the ballot this fall to get the approval of the people of the county to take away yet another right. Do not be fooled. This is not about whether you do or do not like Jim Matthews but about your rights in the county.


There is a council meeting on this May 8 at 5:30. We need people to show up to support the office of Sheriff.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

George Clooney to Host $12m Fundraiser for Barack Obama

A dinner at George Clooney’s California mansion is expected to raise $12 million (£7 million) for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, making it the largest presidential fundraiser in American political history.

The attendance list is a closely-kept secret but top actors, studio executives and film moguls will be among the 150 guests.

Tickets sold for $40,000 each, raising $6 million, while an online sweepstake offered Mr Obama’s less-famous supporters a chance to win tickets to the May 10 dinner.

Through a series of teasing emails with subjects like “An evening with Clooney”, the Obama campaign wrung a further $6 million from hopeful Democrats, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Gitmo Defense Lawyer Calls for Coverup

This legal eagle has made herself over into the draped defender.

In a pandering fashion choice, Washington-based lawyer Cheryl Bormann showed up in the Guantanamo Bay terror courtroom yesterday in a traditional Muslim woman’s head garb.

Bormann, 52, who is representing Yemeni terror suspect Walid bin Attash, appeared before a judge clad in a black hijab, or traditional head covering, and long black robe.

She also suggested other women in the courtroom should follow her fashion example, so bin Attash and the other male defendants can look at them without “fear of committing a sin under their faith.”

Bin Attash allegedly ran an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan and engineered the 2000 bombing of USS Cole.

Bormann, who once ran the Illinois agency that represented death-penalty defendants — said her client’s treatment at Gitmo has interfered with his ability to participate in the proceedings.

“These men have been mistreated,” she charged.

A woman who identified herself as Bormann’s former sister-in-law told The Post newspaper yesterday that, to her knowledge, the defense lawyer is not Muslim but is simply trying to be sensitive to her client’s needs.

           — Hat tip: McR[Return to headlines]

How Chemicals Affect Us

Scientists are observing with increasing alarm that some very common hormone-mimicking chemicals can have grotesque effects.

A widely used herbicide acts as a female hormone and feminizes male animals in the wild. Thus male frogs can have female organs, and some male fish actually produce eggs. In a Florida lake contaminated by these chemicals, male alligators have tiny penises.

These days there is also growing evidence linking this class of chemicals to problems in humans. These include breast cancer, infertility, low sperm counts, genital deformities, early menstruation and even diabetes and obesity.

Philip Landrigan, a professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says that a congenital defect called hypospadias — a misplacement of the urethra — is now twice as common among newborn boys as it used to be. He suspects endocrine disruptors, so called because they can wreak havoc with the endocrine system that governs hormones.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Inside the Ring: Brotherhood Threat

Islamists linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and similar groups are working to undermine the U.S. government through “civilization jihad” aimed at imposing Islamic law rule in the United States.

That is the conclusion of a new 10-part online video course produced by the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a Washington think tank, that was made public Tuesday.

The briefing-style educational video, “The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within,” features lectures by CSP chief Frank Gaffney.

The video includes a detailed section on “Team Obama” that identifies six people working close to or inside the Obama administration that the course says are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood or similar Islamist groups through numerous front organizations.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Is Fast and Furious the Next Watergate?

When suspects in a crime are interrogated, they often develop memory loss. When the crime is running guns to drug cartels on both sides of the border, the crime involves the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol officer, Brian Terry, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, Jaime Zapata, and countless Mexican citizens.

Katie Pavlich has written an extraordinary expose, “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-Up” (Regnery Publishing). Pavlich, a reporter with extensive contacts within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) she has meticulously documented a story that should result in contempt of Congress action against Attorney General Eric Holder and possibly Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano as well.

It is an appalling story of arrogance, stupidity, and the intimidation of ATF agents who dared to question and expose the operation. It is a story of deception at the highest levels of our government.


As Pavlich details it, “Operation Fast and Furious wasn’t a ‘botched’ program. It was a calculated and lethal decision to purposely place thousands of guns in the hands of ruthless criminals.

The operation was designed to attack the Second Amendment right of Americans to purchase and bear arms, a right considered so essential to the nation that it followed directly after the First Amendment rights of free speech, freedom of the press, the prohibition of the establishment of a nationally sanctioned religion, and the right of Americans to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan for Re-Education Camps in America — Political Activists Would be Pacified to Sympathize With the Government

Paul Joseph Watson

A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.

The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.

The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States. International agencies like the UN and the Red Cross are named as partners in addition to domestic federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

The document makes it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” and involve, “DOD support to U.S. civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for designated law enforcement and other activities,” including “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.”

The manual states, “These operations may be performed as domestic civil support operations,” and adds that “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within U.S. territories,” would require a “special exception” to The Posse Comitatus Act, which can be obtained via “the President invoking his executive authority.” The document also makes reference to identifying detainees using their “social security number.”

Aside from enemy combatants and other classifications of detainees, the manual includes the designation of “civilian internees,” in other words citizens who are detained for, “security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”

Once the detainees have been processed into the internment camp, the manual explains how they will be “indoctrinated,” with a particular focus on targeting political dissidents, into expressing support for U.S. policies…

           — Hat tip: TV[Return to headlines]

Mechanism in Place to Fix 2012 Election for Obama/Soetoro

I have been writing about vote fraud since 1993. Few Americans became interested in the cold reality that since the mid-1960s our elections have been rigged until the 2000 presidential election and the farce known as ‘hanging chads’. As regular readers of my columns know I belong to no party; I left the Republican Party in 1996 over vote fraud and the putrid world of dirty politics where the truth didn’t matter. It still doesn’t to party hacks whose only goal is to climb the political ladder of power.

The Florida recount energized Democrats; the howling was heard from coast to coast. Laughable when you consider the Democratic Party machine is more famous for vote fraud than Republicans. Both sides engage in it and that’s a fact.

The 2004 presidential “election” was another farce. An illusion to keep the herds believing their vote actually counted. It only counts when those who count the ballots put it in the desired win column. In 2008, Richard Hayes Phillips book, Witness To A Crime: A Citizens’ Audit of an American Election, was published. That book is an absolute condemnation of vote fraud in the State of Ohio. Phillips, who I interviewed when I had my radio show, examined 126,00 ballots, 127 poll books and 141 voter signature books from 18 counties: “Thousands of ballots in heavily Democratic precincts were pre-punched for third-party candidates. Voting machines were rigged, tabulators were rigged, ballot boxes were stuffed, ballots were altered, ballots were sorted according to candidate, and ballots were destroyed.”

Fair and impartial elections is our absolute right in this country regardless of what party you belong to or what candidate you support. For the destroyers and their minions, putting the same incumbents back into office to carry out the planned destruction of this republic is the only goal. The Department of InJustice under Eric Holder, a racist and as corrupt a political animal as they come, is going after many states in their attempt to stop voter registration fraud. The Democratic Party wants illegal aliens, felons and dead people voting. It’s the only way they can win. A dirty machine stealing our elections for their agenda.

“When the Spanish online voting company SCYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SCYTL in January, supplies the election software which records, counts, and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states—900 total jurisdictions—across the nation.

“As the largest election results reporting company in the US, SOE provides reports right down to the precinct level. But before going anywhere else, those election returns are routed to individual, company servers where the people who run them “…get ‘first look’ at results and the ability to immediately and privately examine vote details throughout the USA.” In short, “this redirects results …to a centralized privately held server which is not just for Ohio, but national; not just USA-based, but global.”

“And although the votes will be cast in hometown, American precincts on Election Day, with the Barcelona-based SCYTL taking charge of the process, they will be routed and counted overseas…


“SCYTL is moving into or already running elections in: the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India and Australia.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Money as a Driving Force in Choosing a President

Super PACs, indeed, polluted the Republican primary elections, and it will get worse during the general election campaign. The short-term cure for this situation is to require that any public announcement in support or opposition to a candidate be approved publicly by the candidate named, and the cost of the announcement be disclosed by the named candidate.

This will not stop the money flow, but it will slow it down. And, it will identify the individuals and corporations who are spending the money. The real solution is the plan originally provided by our Framers in the U.S. Constitution.

The Office of President of the United States should seek the man; the office should not be available for purchase, theft, fraud—or by popular election. Our Framers saw the potential for corruption in the process of choosing a president. The method they designed eliminates that corruption and should replace the current system.

Originally, the Constitution created what was to become known as the “Electoral College.” Each state was required to choose a group of individuals equal to the number of Senators and Representatives to which the state was entitled. None of these individuals could be an elected official or an employee of the federal government. These groups of chosen individuals were required to meet once, on the same day, to nominate two presidential candidates. Each member of the group had to nominate at least one person from a different state. This list of prospective nominees was then sent to the President of the Senate. The work of the Electoral College was done, and the group was dissolved.

Let this process sink in. The states could use any method they chose to select their participants in the Electoral College.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Obama: “We’ve Begun to See What Change Looks Like”

Now the question is, what does Barack’s “change” resemble? Candidly, Obama’s America has entered a retrograde orbit. For example, the most recent jobs figures looked superficially promising, with official “unemployment” down to 8.1%. This bettered the 10%joblessness of the past few years. Yet, when scratched just below the surface, the figure casts an ominous shadow of decline. For the reason unemployment is down results almost entirely from the 500,000 + Americans who stopped looking for work. And consider a further illustration of America’s pathetic economy—the USA workforce is the smallest since 1981.

What exactly is the change of which Obama presently boasts? Unfortunately, his “change” appears to look exactly like that which deformed and debilitated Europe over the last few decades, and now threatens the European Union with economic insolvency. Take, for example, Greece’s bankruptcy and Spain’s current 25% unemployment—matching USA’s rate during the Great Depression (One Spanish area suffering 32%). All resulting from socialist policies which, even conceptually, were doomed to fail. Consider the following statistics and trends revealing an American death-spiral:

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Paul Ryan: Obama’s ‘Julia’ Website ‘Creepy’ And ‘Demeaning’

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that the Obama campaign’s new website — which uses a fictionalized woman named Julia to illustrate how the president’s policies help female voters — is “creepy” and “demeaning.”

“It suggests that this woman can’t go anywhere in life without Barack Obama’s government-centered society. It’s kind of demeaning to her,” Ryan said during a constituent meeting in Wisconsin, the National Review reports. “She must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life. It doesn’t say much about his faith in Julia.”

Dubbed “The Life of Julia,” the website follows a hypothetical character from age 3 to 67 and provides examples of when she might benefit from policies backed by the president — while suggesting that presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney would support policies that might have the opposite effect.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Soviets Were Funding Black “Freedom” Journal

Newly declassified documents from Operation SOLO, an FBI program to infiltrate the Communist Party of the United States, reveal that a journal called Freedomways, which was influential in the black community for decades, was subsidized by the Soviet and Chinese Communist Parties.

Freedomways has been called “one of the most influential African-American literary and political journals of the 1960s and 1970s.” It began in 1961 and ceased publication in 1986.

During the 25 years it served as a propaganda organ for the CPUSA and Soviet front organizations such as the World Peace Council, Freedomways published articles by such figures as:

  • Derrick Bell, one of Barack Obama’s academic mentors and a Harvard professor;
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader who turned against the Vietnam War and has been honored with a national memorial in Washington, D.C.;
  • John Lewis, a Democratic member of Congress from Georgia and critic of the conservative Tea Party movement; and
  • Jesse Jackson, a former aide to King and Democratic candidate for president who has recently been stirring up racial resentment over the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Freedomways grew out of a Soviet campaign, launched after the Russian revolution, to exploit the “Negro question” in the U.S. and manipulate blacks and members of other minority groups for Communist purposes. The goal was a “Soviet America.”

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Space Weather Expert Has Ominous Forecast

Mike Hapgood, who studies solar events, says the world isn’t prepared for a truly damaging storm. And one could happen soon.

A stream of highly charged particles from the sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities around the world into darkness and bring the global economy screeching to a halt.

This isn’t the premise of the latest doomsday thriller. Massive solar storms have happened before — and another one is likely to occur soon, according to Mike Hapgood, a space weather scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, England.

Much of the planet’s electronic equipment, as well as orbiting satellites, have been built to withstand these periodic geomagnetic storms. But the world is still not prepared for a truly damaging solar storm, Hapgood argues in a recent commentary published in the journal Nature.

Hapgood talked with The Times about the potential effects of such a storm and how the world should prepare for it.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

The Planned Re-Election of Obama, Revolutionary Style

Obama administration, including his czars and his closest Progressive supporters, are planning a manufactured insurgency against America. Using the media to garner both sympathy and support for his unfinished goals.

Just a little bit here about my source and his “super-secret code name.” I’ve known this government insider since 1979, when he first became a municipal patrol officer. He took a job in a bigger city and had a very successful run as a cop. Before retirement and after the events of 9/11, he was tapped by the feds, where he worked in various capacities under the umbrella of DHS. He worked his way up, and suddenly found himself in what he terms the inner sanctum of the “TEC” building. TEC, he explains, is an acronym for what he calls “The Estrogen Challenged,” which houses the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland Security. I’ll leave it at that.

As far as his code name, it originates from an incident that occurred at the end of the disco era. It is something that we both privately laugh about, but rarely ever talk about. His “code name” is known to him, me, and at the time, a young woman who has since vanished amid the glitter of disco balls and constant replays of the Bee Gees in a dark nightclub some 32 years ago, and has no “cloak and dagger” origins.

But he is real, his position serious, and his knowledge vast. Unfortunately, that’s what makes the whole situation frightening and deadly serious.


According to my source, there is talk among the highest levels of the uppermost echelon of the Department of Homeland Security, which he describes as effectively under the control of Barack Hussein Obama. During this call, he said that the DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that “a civil war” is the more appropriate term. Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it,” stated my source.

“The DHS takes their marching orders from the Obama administration, from Obama himself, but mostly from his un-appointed czars. And Jarrett, especially Valerie Jarrett. Don’t think for a minute that the administration is doing anything to stabilize events in the U.S. They are revolutionaries, and revolutionaries thrive on chaos,” he added.

My source stated that he has not seen things this bad since he began working within DHS. “It’s like they [DHS agency heads] don’t care about what the American people see or feel about what the DHS agencies are doing. They figure that if the average American will put up with being “sexually groped and nuked” just to fly, they’ll accept almost anything. “That’s why their actions are becoming more overt. “It’s in your face and the brass actually chuckle about it” said my source.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

U.S. Military Developing Spychips for Soldiers

The U.S. military wants to plant nanosensors in soldiers to monitor health on future battlefields and immediately respond to needs, but a privacy expert warns the step is just one more down the road to computer chips for all.

“It’s never going to happen that the government at gunpoint says, ‘You’re going to have a tracking chip,’“ said Katherine Albrecht, who with Liz McIntyre authored “Spychips,” a book that warns of the threat to privacy posed by Radio Frequency Identification.

“It’s always in incremental steps. If you can put a microchip in someone that doesn’t track them … everybody looks and says, ‘Come on,’“ she said. “It’ll be interesting seeing where we go.”

According to a report at Mobiledia, the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has confirmed plans to create nanosensors to monitor the health of soldiers on battlefields.

The devices also would report data to doctors. But privacy analysts have expressed concern that the implants could be used not just to monitor health but to keep track of and possibly control people.

DARPA describes the technology on which it is working as “a truly disruptive innovation,” which would diagnose, monitor vital states and “even deliver medicine into the bloodstream.”

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

Ultimate Appeal: Blacks, Stop Voting Democrat

Candidly, I have struggled with this for years; how best to explain why I am a black conservative and why fellow black Americans should join me.

I served on a board with an extremely bright black mom. Both of her kids, a boy and a girl, are brilliant; her son received a full scholarship to Yale.

This black mom is well-read on “whiny” black liberal authors and philosophers. I am talking about the majority of black authors you see featured on mainstream TV. They sound extremely intellectual, explaining how white America is still systematically abusing blacks and why more heavily funded government programs are the answer. I feel like screaming at my TV, “Knock it off! Bottom line is you hate white people and are seeking more entitlement government freebies!” Such needy victim rhetoric has NOTHING to do with, nor does it achieve REAL, “black empowerment”. Frankly, these people turn my stomach.

           — Hat tip: JD[Return to headlines]

UN’s International Baccalaureate Program Under Attack in NH

Imagine, if you will, there is an international club that exists for the sole purpose of imposing the Constitution and Bill of Rights on every country in the world that doesn’t already follow that form of government. Imagine that this club had a program that it sold to schools around the world. Imagine further that this program stipulated every subject taught must be framed within the club’s above-mentioned political philosophy. Wouldn’t you agree that allowing this club to invade and control public schools would be highly inappropriate? That’s exactly what’s happening with the International Baccalaureate program ( We should instinctively understand the inappropriateness of allowing a club with a political agenda to control public schools. Yet, this United Nations-affiliated program is being invited in by some New Hampshire school boards and justified by some “conservative” New Hampshire legislators. — Nashua (NH) Telegraph


“This is an AskIt! website for your questions about all aspects of the UN’s ‘International Baccalaureate’ program as it is implemented in the Merrimack Valley School District, New Hampshire,” the site elaborates. The text then makes the following points, among others:

Fact: In order to spread the mission of IBO (which is the same as the mission and agenda of the UN), teachers are required to FRAME ALL subjects with a connection to globalism/internationalism, which often entails asking children to ‘take action’ on political issues. This could mean writing to the government to ask them to send money for more foreign aid, or for a cause, or taking up a collection, or even traveling to a foreign country to help them in some way.

Fact: Children are asked to question their values, and their parents’ values. In the lower grades, students are checked often to make sure they follow and demonstrate ‘international’ values on a chart displayed in the classroom. A program called Theory of Knowledge is used at the high school level.

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Vaccine Bombshell: Baby Monkeys Given Standard Doses of Popular Vaccines Develop Autism Symptoms

(NaturalNews) If vaccines play absolutely no role in the development of childhood autism, a claim made by many medical authorities today, then why are some of the most popular vaccines commonly administered to children demonstrably causing autism in animal primates? This is the question many people are now asking after a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh (UP) in Pennsylvania revealed that many of the infant monkeys given standard doses of childhood vaccines as part of the new research developed autism symptoms.

For their analysis, Laura Hewitson and her colleagues at UP conducted the type of proper safety research on typical childhood vaccination schedules that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should have conducted — but never has — for such regimens. And what this brave team discovered was groundbreaking, as it completely deconstructs the mainstream myth that vaccines are safe and pose no risk of autism.

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Europe and the EU

‘Brilliant’ Nuclear Scientist Who Worked at CERN Laboratory Jailed for Plotting Attacks for Al-Qaeda

A brilliant nuclear scientist working at the Cern nuclear laboratory was today sentenced to five in prison for plotting attacks on behalf of Al-Qaeda

Adlene Hicheur, who is French and from an Algerian background and who studied in England, was arrested in 2009 after police intercepted emails he sent to the Islamic terrorist organization.

Judges sitting at Paris Correctional Court said the 35-year-old should serve five years, with one suspended.

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Europe Steps to the Precipice

The defeat of Nicolas Sarkozy in France’s presidential election and the victory of a socialist president could be the straw that broke Europe’s back and by association, that of the global economy. Over the past two years there has been a struggle among Euro-types over what to do about the Eurozone’s many flagging economies. It started with several bailouts of Greece, whose citizens somehow feel that if their government can’t give them cradle-to-grave “care,” then the job should fall to the more industrious and harder working members of the European Union.

Those in the Eurozone capable of alleviating Greece’s financial woes were certainly prepared to bail the hapless Hellenes out of their predicament, provided they were prepared to do something for themselves that would assure no recurrent future problems. But many Greeks didn’t think that northern Europeans should have the right to tell them how to run their economy. Just give us the money and sod off, was the message many protesters and rioters sent to the countries that put up the money to save Greece from financial collapse.

In conjunction to Sarkozy’s loss at the polls, Greek parliamentary elections also saw the ouster of the politicians who agreed to German-imposed austerity, meaning the Eurozone is back to square one, or as rational people call it, the edge of the cliff.

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France’s Electorate Has Voted for Years of Decline Under a Socialist Leader

Flags of the French Communist Party were visible in numbers at Place de la Bastille on Sunday night, the symbolically-charged location of Socialist François Hollande’s victory rally.

Mr Hollande is not a communist, but his election nonetheless foretells a sharp shift to the left in France and the deepening of Europe’s crisis of social democracy.

There is a certain fashionable cynicism which holds that Mr Hollande will soon tack towards the comfort of the centre-ground and govern without undue reliance on campaign pledges that were both extreme and alarming.

Those promises include a litany of unreconstructed old-left nostrums, ranging from new punitive taxes on individuals, banks, and businesses, to a further expansion of France’s vast public sector.

The warrant for such optimistic cynicism is scant. There is the all too apparent sincerity of Mr Hollande’s ideological convictions. He is a man who felt the need while campaigning to insist, ‘I am not dangerous’. His freely volunteered loathing of the rich is spoken with the asperity of true disgust. His capitulation to France’s unreconstructed trade unions was early and pre-emptive — being made as long ago as the early stages of the primary election through which he became the Socialist Party’s candidate.

François Hollande is a man who means what he says and his rise to the French presidency comes at a moment when there are exceptionally few restraints on how far the French Socialist Party may now push its agenda.

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François Hollande Beats President Nicolas Sarkozy in French Election

François Hollande swept to victory on Sunday, becoming the first Socialist to become president of France since François Mitterrand left office in 1995.

Mr. Hollande campaigned on a kinder, gentler, more inclusive France, but his victory over Nicolas Sarkozy will also be seen as a challenge to the German-dominated policy of economic austerity in the euro zone, which is suffering from recession and record unemployment.

With about half the vote counted, preliminary results released by the Interior Ministry shortly after the last polling stations closed at 8 p.m. showed Mr. Hollande had secured about 51 percent of the vote while Mr. Sarkozy, of the center-right Union for a Popular Movement, won about 49 percent.

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Hollande’s Election Doesn’t Bode Well for Europe

Giscard later claimed that he had lost his presidency eight months earlier, with the bombing of the Paris Copernic Synagogue. Giscard had arrogantly refused to cut short a hunting weekend to show sympathy with the casualties, leaving his prime minister, Raymond Barre, to describe the attack as “a bomb set for Jews that killed innocent Frenchmen.”

A few weeks before the election, 43,000 French Jews attended the “24 Hours for Israel” rally of a community ginger group, Renouveau Juif (Jewish Renewal), in a huge warehouse. At the gate, people were handed ballots on Giscard’s Middle East record. At that mock election, over 90% voted against the incumbent.

The then-opposition Socialist candidate, Mitterand, addressed the crowd to tumultuous applause. Upon being elected, his first act as president was to visit the grave of his closest friend, in a Jewish cemetery. His first two years in power were marked by a wave of 29 terrorist attacks against Jewish targets in France, mostly in Paris. Mitterand cracked down on the terrorists and even led a march of 250,000 protesting the disinterment of a Jewish corpse at the Carpentras cemetery.

Thirty-one years later, the Socialists have once again returned to power. Why is there no such adulation among French Jews this time around?…

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Italy: Widows Honor Crisis Suicides in Bologna

‘Govt must check its conscience’

(ANSA) — Bologna, May 4 — A gathering of widows marched in Bologna Friday to honor the numerous deaths of Italians who have killed themselves out of despair from Italy’s economic crisis. Roughly 100 people carried white banners in a procession from the hospital to the tax agency where 58-year-old craftsman Giuseppe Campaniello, exasperated by a fiscal dispute, set himself on fire and died from burns on 100% of his body in March.

“The (tax collectors) won’t show themselves,” said Tiziana Marrone, Campanniello’s widow, who helped organize the event.

“You don’t see anyone. Well done. Bravo. Perhaps silence is louder than words”. Joblessness is driving nearly one person every day to commit suicide in Italy, the majority of whom are men, according to the Eures think tank.

Small-business owners and artisans are also succumbing to suicide amid the weakened economy and austerity measures.

According to CGIA, an association of artisans and small businessmen, 32 entrepreneurs have taken their own lives since the beginning of 2012, mostly due to the economic crisis.

At one point in the march, demonstrators stopped to applaud in front of Campaniello’s home.

“Italy doesn’t want to end up like Greece,” said Marrone.

“There have been too many suicides since the beginning of the year”. Organizers said that a book on suicides amid the crisis was in the works and that proceeds would go to victims’ families.

Demonstrators were vocally critical of the austerity measures in Premier Mario Monti’s so-called ‘Save Italy’ package, passed when the country was at the centre of the euro crisis in November.

Elisabetta Bianchi, who co-organized the event, said the measures have so far disproportionately burdened the working class. “We are asking the government to change the laws, to check its conscience,” she said. “People have a right to be treated like human beings, which doesn’t happen anymore”.

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University of Akron Engineering Professor Raises Doubts About Jet Crash That Killed Poland’s President

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The 2010 jet crash that killed Poland’s president, first lady and dozens of dignitaries during a politically sensitive visit to Russia couldn’t have happened the way official investigations say, a University of Akron engineering professor’s analysis shows.

Wieslaw Binienda’s findings, based on computer modeling software that NASA used to analyze the space shuttle Columbia’s destruction, are causing ripples in his native Poland, where there is simmering distrust of the formal rulings that the crash was accidental.

Russian and Polish government teams determined that errors by the jet’s Polish military flight crew caused the aircraft to clip a tree, lose part of its left wing, flip over and crash short of a runway at fog-bound Smolensk Airdrome two years ago. The April 10 incident killed all 96 aboard.

But the tree impact that supposedly precipitated the crash wouldn’t have caused enough wing damage to down the plane, said Binienda, a well-regarded expert in fracture mechanics who heads the university’s civil engineering department.

Binienda has testified about his findings before the Polish and European parliaments, where politicians skeptical of the government probes are conducting their own inquiries. His analysis, coupled with the work of two other scientists who contend there is evidence of explosions aboard the jet just before the crash, has fueled speculation of a conspiracy and cover-up.


Kazimierz Nowaczyk, a University of Maryland physicist, and Gregory Szuladzinski, a mechanical engineer and expert in blast effects, base their theory on several pieces of evidence:

*Two sudden, sharp changes in the jet’s altitude, as recorded by its ground-collision warning equipment. The violent jolts, according to Nowaczyk’s analysis of the ground-collision readouts, took place when the plane was 226 feet past the birch tree. That position coincides with where Binienda, working independently, calculated that the wing tip must have come off. An explosion could explain the wing separation, Nowaczyk has testified.

*The contrasting positions of the jet’s fuselage pieces. The front portion landed upright while the rear was upside-down, suggesting an internal explosion that separated the pieces in mid-air.

*The large amount of debris and dismemberment of passengers’ bodies. “Shrapnel equals explosion, and there was plenty of it,” Szuladzinski said in an email, declining to comment further until his report to the parliament committee chair is released in May.

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Middle East

Syrian Opposition Studies Terror Tactics in Kosovo

Marauder and Ethnic-Cleansing Tactics

(Watch full video on the Syrian Rebels and the KLA)

Wiping out local minorities after an extensive NATO air-strike were the only combat tactics the KLA had mastered and the only thing the Syrian opposition can really learn from them, foreign affairs editor for the US-based Chronicles magazine, Srdja Trifkovich, told RT.

RT: Just what might the Syrian opposition learn at these camps?

Srdja Trifkovich: Well, first of all I don’t think they can learn much from the KLA veterans in terms of combat efficiency because the KLA was singularly unsuccessful in its rebellion against the Serbian security forces until the NATO bombing. They started their terrorist ambushes in 1997. They intensified their activities in 1998. But all along it was atrocity management that they wanted, for instance, the famous case of Racak where the combat victims were presented as innocent civilian dead slaughtered by the Serbs.

But even during the bombing the Serbian forces maintained full control of all of the key population centers and they even kept the roads open. It’s only that the KLA came in after the Serbs started withdrawing under the terms of the ceasefire with NATO. And even then they were not engaging in combat, they were acting as marauders ethnically cleansing non-Albanians. So the first point is that there is nothing to learn in terms of combat efficiency and in terms of actually organizing a successful guerilla force.

RT: Words that have been associated with the KLA — assassination, terror, bombings — is that really the kind of thing that the Syrian opposition wants to be associated with?…

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South Asia

Growing Mistrust of India’s Biometric ID Scheme

In India, a massive effort is underway to collect biometric identity information for each of the country’s 1.2 billion people. The incredible plan, dubbed the “mother of all e-governance projects” by the Economic Times, has stirred controversy in India and beyond, raising serious concerns about the privacy and security of individuals’ personal data.

The plan is moving ahead at a clip under the auspices of the National Population Register (NPR) and the Unique ID (UID) programs, separately governed initiatives that have an agreement to integrate the data they collect to build the world’s largest biometric database. Upon enrollment, individuals are issued 12-digit unique ID numbers on chip-based identity cards. For residents who lack the necessary paperwork to obtain certain kinds of employment or government services, there’s strong incentive to get a unique ID. While the UID program is voluntary, enrollment in the NPR program is mandatory for all citizens.

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USA Released 20 Taliban to Encourage Peace Negotiations

(AGI) Kabul — The Washington Post has reported that over the past 2 years the U.S. has released about 20 dangerous Taliban militants in Afghanistan, within the framework of efforts to encourage peace negotiations. The newspaper emphasized that this exchange clearly involved the risk that those released might return to fight. The so-called “strategic release” programme kept open diplomatic channels in the most unstable provinces, but was rarely used, and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has reiterated that the fact that those released could pose a risk was taken into account.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

Model Axed From South African Fhm After Sparking Outrage With Racist Tweet About ‘Disrespectful Kaffir’

A popular model was today axed from the South African edition of lads’ mag FHM after she was accused of making racist comments on Twitter.

The publication confirmed Jessica Leandra Dos Santos, 20, would no longer appear in its photoshoots after she caused outrage by using a taboo term for black people in a tweet.

The attractive model, known as Jessica Leandra, was widely condemned after she yesterday tweeted details of a confrontation with a black man in her local supermarket.

Leandra today apologised for her outburst and claimed she had posted her tweet only after being sexually harassed.

The model, who describes herself on her website as ‘a woman of clear visions’, admitted her comment had been irresponsible.

She wrote: ‘I tweeted rather irresponsibly about an incident I encountered last night, using a harsh and unkind word about the gentleman who had confronted me with sexual remarks and sounds.

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Latin America

The Global Warming/Globalist Crowd is on the March Again

The globalists are on the march and quite busy in the month of June 2012. The Rio +20 is meeting in Brazil to check on the progress of United Nations Agenda 21 twenty years later. G-20 is meeting in Mexico to discuss sustainability and the threat to globalism by the Euro zone crisis.

The Bildeberg Group (unofficial, invitation-only, annual international forum of 120-140 globalists, one-third from government, two-thirds from finance, industry, labor, education, communication; meetings are closed to the public) are said to meet in Chantilly, Virginia, to share “ideas” on the upcoming presidential election and a possible rescue for EU. We are not exactly sure of the locale of the latter since they have been known to book more than one hotel in order to throw the few real reporters left off track.

Americans are beginning to wake up but it is a bit too late. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to implement UN Agenda 21 concept of Sustainability in all of its activities.

All government branches have a sustainability plan now. Private businesses are on the bandwagon too — everything is green growth, smart growth, and sustainability. Over 1,600 towns and counties in the U.S. are members of ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). They have now changed their name to Local Governments for Sustainability; it takes the “international” out of the equation and thus the illegality of meddling in our sovereign local zoning affairs.

ICLEI has been quietly changing our zoning laws with taxpayer dollar grants.

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Culture Wars

Maggots Feeding on the Body of Art

Reflections on modern art, morality and the state of contemporary culture

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The Chapman brothers are conceptual artists who work together. They were part of the Young British Artists movement that was promoted by Charles Saatchi who also sponsored Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Jake Chapman has published a number of catalogue essays and pieces of art criticism in his own right, as well as a book, Meatphysics in 2003. The brothers have also designed a label for Beck’s beer as part of a series of limited edition labels produced by contemporary artists.

The Chapman brothers were nominated for the Turner Prize in 2003, and their work also centred on themes of sex and death. Their piece ‘Sex’ referred to their previous work ‘Great Deeds against the Dead’. The original work shows three dismembered corpses hanging from a tree; ‘Sex’ shows the same scenario, but in a further state of decay. Clowns’ noses have been added to the skulls of the corpses, while snakes, rats and insects, similar to ones in joke shops, cover the piece. ‘Death’ is two sex dolls, placed on top of each other, head-to-toe in the 69 sex position.

But one could get still more pretentious than this. In May 2008 the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave a performance of composer John Cage’s 4’33”, which does not have a single note. Radio 3 broadcast it live and switched off its emergency system that cuts in when there is silence. The performance took place at London’s concrete block the Barbican Centre. TV viewers were also able to watch the event when BBC Four broadcast the concert. Cage’s justification for 4’33” was to demonstrate that ‘wherever we are what we hear mostly is noise’. General manager Paul Hughes told BBC Radio 5 Live the orchestra had rehearsed to ‘get in the right frame of mind’. Even though they had no notes to play, the musicians tuned up and then turned pages of the score after each of the three ‘movements’ specified by the composer. The audience applauded enthusiastically.

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The Internet Has Peeled Back Our Culture and Shown How Cruel and Selfish We Really Are

Are girls getting meaner? The headmistress of an independent school certainly thinks so, and she claims that the cause lies in Facebook and celebrity culture.

The head of St Mary’s Calne in Wiltshire, Dr Helen Wright, has said that sites such as Facebook encourage teenagers to believe ‘bitching is good’ because they are desensitising girls to the effects on others of what they might say or do.

Girls are being led to believe that making or breaking friendships is like making ‘friends’ on Facebook, where they are made or dropped at the click of a button.

Her warnings were echoed at the weekend by others voicing concern that the compulsion to post up intimate information online is not only encouraging voyeurism but is also causing more and more people to mistake electronic reactions for human emotions.

Social encounters are being reduced to texting or tweeting, which have as much resemblance to genuine relationships as a cartoon does to real life.

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Our Amazing World: Incredible Beauty and the Darkness That Threatens it

There exists a number sequence known under such names as Phi, the Golden Ratio, the Divine Proportion, etc., and is found throughout nature and the universe. Leonardo of Pisa (known as Fibonacci) discovered it in 1202 when studying the breeding pattern of rabbits. The number of pairs of rabbits increased from 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on. Each new number in the series is the sum of the two before it. The ratio of each pair equals Phi (1.618…)

Here is where we make the connection: Our perception of beauty is directly related to the golden ratio. It is something that is in all of us — integrated with our physiology — just as natural law exists in the heart of humanity. Artists have used the “Divine Proportion” for centuries to portray beauty and works that are pleasing to behold. The human body itself is proportioned according to the golden ratio. The heavens above also display this sequence.

Marketers know that the golden ratio provides a very useful tool in presenting visually pleasing products to potential buyers. A study from one business journalreported that “…research showed that there is the golden ratio effect existing on stimulus preference which is in favor of the golden ratio…” Web designers also utilize this principle.

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