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Hole Rips Open on Southwest Airlines Flight at 36,000 Feet, Photos, Video

3 Apr

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Updated: High Possibility of Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Meltdown, Say Japanese Nuclear Safety Officials: Check USA Incoming Jet Stream Maps

12 Mar
Nuclear power plant symbol

International Icon for Radioactive material: Black & Yellow

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Japanese nuclear safety officials have stated there is a very high possibility that the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor could fail. Fuel rods are exposed, according to a report in the British press. I would suggest subscribers study maps of the Pacific Jet Stream to ascertain where the air flow might pass over parts of the American land mass and take proper precautions. Mainstream press in the United States may or may not report the gravity of this situation to avoid what they would deem as unnecessary panic. NOW is the time to educate yourself quickly about radioactive fallout and what percentage would constitute a danger to your health if exposed.

Japan Races to Prevent Nuclear Reactor Meltdowns

Japanese Continue to Monitor Nuclear Reactors, Second Explosion Sunday

How the Japan Earthquake Shortened Days on Earth

Maps of the Pacific Ocean Jet Stream

Here is the link to the article and the post found on Twitter:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/mar/12/japan-tsunami-earthquake-live-coverage

5.30am: @tukky_nt RT @Reuters: FLASH: #Japan nuclear authorities say high possibility of meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 reactor – Jiji. RT @TomokoHosaka: Japan nuclear safety commission official says meltdown at nuclear power plant possible, AP confirms. #earthquake #jpquake

“V Is For Vendetta” – Ex-Con Holds School Board at Gunpoint: Raw Video

16 Dec

12.15.2010 Youtube video re-post by CK Hunter

WARNING: The raw video is both  graphic and chilling.

BREAKING: This story is still breaking and there are conflicting reports as to whether gunman Clay Duke took his own life after shooting school board members, or whether school safety officer Mike Jones actually shot him. I am leaning toward the latter. Video footage which is preceded by advertisements I will not ever post to my blog, so what I am posting is the raw footage below, which has been somewhat edited for dignity’s sake.

Noteworthy as I watched this video:  the symbol that ex-convict gunman Clay Duke scrawled on the wall with red spray paint, a large “V” in a circle. It ‘s practically identical to the “V” symbol from the motion picture “V Is For Vendetta” from 2006. I would have to conclude that Clay Duke most likely watched this movie and had possibly taken somevery evil, very bady ideas about acting out “righteous vigilante vendetta crimes” from the film. The logo above is from the film. Now check out what Clay wrote on the wall before he started shooting – the exact same image.

The film “V Is For Vendetta” takes place in the future in the UK when an Orwellian fascist superstate is ruling Great Britain with a bloody iron fist. Natalie Portman plays the young heroine in the movie. More about the film under related.

Chase Kyla Hunter

Related:

Wife of School Board Gunman Had Been Fired

Bay District Chief of Safety Officer Mike Jones Killed Gunman, Saved Lives

School board gunman had Dec. 14 marked on calendar

The Associated Press – ‎42 minutes ago‎
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The ex-convict who calmly held a school board at gunpoint and then began randomly firing had circled the date on a calendar found in his mobile home, evidence he had been planning the attack for some time, police said.

Live update…Husfelt: “Mike Jones saved our lives”

The News Herald – ‎4 hours ago‎
Mike Jones’ two shots that hit gunman Clay Duke saved the lives of Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt and other board members, Husfelt said moments ago at a live press conference. “If you’ll watch the video, when Mike Jones (the district’s chief of

Wednesday Breaking: Board gunman had extra clip, box of bullets

The News Herald – ‎4 hours ago‎
There were 14 bullets let loose during a wild exchange of gunfire but only three found their mark, police said this morning: two fired by Mike Jones into gunman Clay Duke and the 14th shot, fired by the Duke into his own head, ending his life.

“V Is For Vendetta” motion picture

Tags: Panama City Florida school board shooting, clay duke, mike jones

Revenge of the Wikileaks Nerds: Former Staffer to Launch Rival Site “Openleaks”

10 Dec

Copyright 12.10.2010 by Chase Kyla Hunter, re-posts permitted leaving authorship, content and links intact.

Well you knew with the worldwide fame, uproar and incredible celebrity that Julian Assange has accrued from creating Wikileaks, it would most likely happen. A former staffer for Wikileaks will soon create a “Wikileaks knock-off”, Openleaks. It seems there is just no loyalty in the world of spilling dark state secrets into the laptops and living rooms of those curious to know. I’m quite sure that Openleaks creator Daniel Domscheit-Berg is now destined to become one of the most hated men in the online world. Traitor! How many other Wikileak staffers will now follow Daniel’s lead, and also jump ship to swim into their own personal dreams of internet counterculture fame and fortune? Might we soon have dozens of mirror sites cloning the original all over the web, such that the original becomes practically irrelevant, just a historical footnote marking where the internet’s “LEAK” movement began? I’m not so sure that imitation is really the highest form of flattery. Having had something similar to this done to me about, oh, 20 or 30 times in my internet career, when I launched a site, a concept, coined a turn of phrase, connected a specific set of dots, only to find my own work posted on someone else’s website a few days or weeks later, I don’t take too kindly to knock-offs, creativity crooks, and cheap imitations of the original.

No one wants to actually get caught carrying a fake Gucci handbag. But I usually have to confront someone online who has stolen posts off my site, and re-posted them as their own material with no author’s credit, no link back etcetera, at least once a week. “Take down that post, or credit me as the author, you’re busted!” Even though Assange is sitting in a jail cell. and may not be aware of his staffer’s “new internet career” imitating Wikileaks, I’m sure he will be furious when he finds out.

“Stop! Thief! Oh… it’s just those 250,000 US diplomatic cables that I actually stole myself. What the heck? Take ’em. You see where exposing those cables got me lad? They landed me in the slammer. Go ahead, publish to your heart’s content. “

No one really likes or respects a traitor, whether you originally supported what Julian Assange was doing or not. Noting the headline of another article about this event: “The Internet Cannot Be Stopped, Wikileaks defectors About to Launch Openleaks”,

Please, for the love of Emperor Julian, if nothing else…. take off that high and mighty “internet hero” cape you’re wearing, and admit it. You just want to be internet rich, media famous, and get laid by some Hollywood starlet. This all feels like a really lousy episode of the web’s new version of “Entourage.”

Isn’t this all much more about the quest for web notoriety and personal fame than it is about championing the “internet’s new cause” of releasing taboo FED secrets and state cables? Please fellows, stop pretending to take the high road. Umm, excuse me, your motives are showing. You all just want what you perceive Julian Assange to have: global fame and celebrity, not to mention the millions that will pour in from supporters. How utterly shameless can a group of radical activist web geeks get?

I’m coining a new term to describe Daniel Domscheit-Berg and his actions: internet web portal “identity thief”, aka copycat “sludge monger”.

Chase Kyla Hunter

Related:

Wikileaks Staffers Defect from “Emperor Assange”, Launch OPENLEAKS

More Rage Against the Machine in the UK: Students Riot Over Tuition Hikes, Attack Prince Charles Motorcade

10 Dec

12.09.2010 Youtube and web re-posts by CK Hunter

 

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Tags: student riots london 2010, december student riots uk, parliament triples college tuition in uk, uk student riots, london student riots december 2010

Thousands rally to pull troops from 2 war zones

21 Mar

3.20.2010 Repost courtesy AP & news.yahoo.com

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press Writer Matthew Barakat, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 47 mins ago

WASHINGTON – Thousands of protesters — many directing their anger squarely at President Barack Obama — marched through the nation’s capital Saturday to urge immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

At least eight people, including activist Cindy Sheehan, were arrested by U.S. Park Police at the end of the march, after laying coffins at a fence outside the White House. Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

“Arrest that war criminal!” Sheehan shouted outside the White House before her arrest, referring to Obama.

At a rally before the march, Sheehan asked whether “the honeymoon was over with that war criminal in the White House” — an apparent reference to Obama — prompting moderate applause.

The protesters defied orders to clear the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House and park police say they face charges of failure to obey a lawful order.

Activist Ralph Nader told thousands who gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House that Obama has essentially continued the policies of the Bush administration, and it was foolish to have thought otherwise.

“He’s kept Guantanamo open, he’s continued to use indefinite detention,” Nader said. The only real difference, he said is that “Obama’s speeches are better.”

Others were more conciliatory toward Obama. Shirley Allan of Silver Spring, Md., carried a sign that read, “President Obama We love you but we need to tell you! Your hands are getting bloody!! Stop it now.”

Allan thought it was going too far to call Obama a war criminal but said she is deeply disappointed that the conflicts are continuing.

“He has to know it’s unacceptable,” Allan said. “I am absolutely disappointed.”

The protest organized by Act Now to Stop War and Racism or ANSWER drew a smaller crowd than the tens of thousands who marched in 2006 and 2007. Protests in cities around the country also had far fewer participants than in the past.

San Francisco’s rally brought out Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the top-secret Pentagon Papers study of the Vietnam War and is the subject of the recent documentary film, “The Most Dangerous Man in America.” He likened the protest and others like it around the country Saturday to a day of demonstrations organized against the conflict in Vietnam in 1969.

“They thought it had no effect,” he told the crowd in San Francisco, referring to the 1969 protesters. “They were wrong.”

Protesters in Washington stopped at the offices of military contractor Halliburton — where they tore apart an effigy of former Vice President and Halliburton Chief Executive Dick Cheney — the Mortgage Bankers Association and The Washington Post offices.

Anna Berlinrut, of South Orange, N.J., was one of a number of protesters who have children who have served in Iraq, and said her son supports her protests.

“If there were a draft, we’d have a million people out here,” Berlinrut said when asked about the turnout. The exact number of protesters was unclear, as D.C. authorities do not give out crowd estimates. Organizers estimated the march, which stretched for several blocks, at 10,000.

Despite the arrests, the protest was peaceful. At the outset, police closed a portion of the sidewalk in front of the White House fence after protesters tried to use mud and large stencils to spell out “Iraq veterans against the war.”

Once the sidewalk was closed, the protesters stenciled the message on the street using mud they had carried in buckets to the rally.

Sheehan has been a vocal critic of the war since her 21-year-old son Casey was killed in Iraq in April 2004. She staged a prolonged demonstration in 2005 outside former President George W. Bush’s ranch near Crawford, Texas.

Fellow anti-war activist and attorney Stephen Pearcy of Sacramento keeps in touch and supports Sheehan in her efforts. Sheehan lived with his family for a year while traveling to peace events.

Pearcy said in an e-mail that in the last decade, the U.S. government has a widespread pattern of violating the constitutional rights of peaceful anti-war protesters, arresting them, then not pressing charges.

“We’ve essentially become a country of restrictions rather than a country of freedoms,” he said.

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark also spoke at the D.C. rally, calling on the Justice Department to investigate the officials who launched the Iraq war.

In New York City, a few dozen enthusiastic protesters gathered near a military recruiting station in Times Square, though they were far outnumbered by disinterested tourists.

A group of older women calling themselves the Raging Grannies sang, “The country is broke, this war is a joke.” Four demonstrators evoked images of the U.S. detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by dressing in orange uniforms and wearing black hoods.

Liz Proefriedt, a retired Roman Catholic nun, held up a banner that read, “Bread not bombs.”

“It’s sad that a lot of people did not come out for this protest,” said Kathy Hoang, of Manchester, Conn. “People are getting used to the war, and don’t bother even to think about it anymore.”

In Los Angeles, hundreds chanted anti-war slogans and carried mock tombstones, and several hundred gathered in San Francisco. The Los Angeles march, which was under a mile, was to culminate with a rally in front of the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

“We want to see the troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq,” said Corazon Esguerra with ANSWER. “We want all the troops wherever they are to come back.”

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Associated Press writers Verena Dobnik from New York, Noaki Schwartz from Los Angeles and Sudhin Thanawala of San Francisco contributed to this report.

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Antiwar.com Expose’ Forces Associated Press to Retract “War Mongering” News Report

19 Feb
6305. News. Iran Open to Discussing Nuclear Pr...
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AP Article Fuels Iran War Hysteria

Article Speculates Medical Uranium Enrichment a Weapons Plot

by Jason Ditz, February 08, 2010

UPDATE: The Associated Press has pulled the original article by George Jahn and it is being replaced by a more benign article called “Iran to stop enrichment if given nuclear fuel” by Nasser Karimi. (2/9/2010)

In a widely-circulated article which has further fueled Western hysteria about the prospect of an imminent war with Iran, the Associated Press today claimed that Iran’s uranium enrichment program move, an effort to produce medical isotopes which are rapidly running out in the nation, was a secret plot to build nuclear weapons.

The article, entitled “Iran moves closer to nuke warhead capacity,” claims that Iran had informed the IAEA that it “will increase its ability to make nuclear warheads,” an allegation which is not only unsupported by fact but even goes beyond the ample bellicose Western statements quoted in the piece.

In fact the IAEA’s own confirmation of the Iranian statement says simply that Iran is planning to begin efforts for “production of less than 20 percent enriched uranium,” noted by the AP piece as “just below the threshold for high enriched uranium” but actually well short of the 90 percent plus needed for weapons grade material.

Iran has made it clear than the approximately 20 percent enriched uranium will be used in an effort to produce fuel rods for its US-built Tehran reactor, needed in the creation of medical isotopes. The move came as efforts for a third party enrichment deal, which would provide Iran with access to fuel rods from overseas, has stalled amid international ire.

But the AP piece glossed over Iran’s acceptance of the third party enrichment deal last week, a move which it claims was “welcomed internationally” but which was actually roundly condemned by Western officials who claimed that accepting their own demands was an effort to “stall.”

In fact this was the key to Iran’s move, as German officials insisted that Iran’s acceptance couldn’t be accepted, and that they would have to start a new round of negotiations, something Western officials have repeatedly rejected. With the prospect for a third-party enrichment deal at best speculative going forward, Iran was left with the choice of abandoning nuclear medicine treatments for thousands of patients or pushing forward with efforts to become self-sufficient in the process.

And while British officials insisted, and the AP was quick to point out, that they doubt Iran’s capability to actually produce the fuel rods, other experts said they would likely be able to, and Iran seemed to have few options but to try.

At the end of the day though, the biggest problem with the piece was the reference to “nuke warheads,” a technology which Iran isn’t even accused of moving forward. If Iran isn’t even capable of making fuel rods for medical reactors out of 20 percent enriched uranium it is hoping to produce, it is absolutely absurd and irresponsible to claim that Iran is nearing the capability of producing nuclear-capable warheads, which would require not only weapons-grade uranium which they are not producing, but advanced delivery systems.

With Iran’s enrichment facilities under 24-hour IAEA surveillance, they will be able to confirm that neither Iran’s current 3.5 percent uranium or its speculative 20 percent uranium is diverted to anything but civilian purposes. The surveillance would also instantly confirm if Iran began enriching uranium beyond 20 percent, meaning the threat of Iran suddenly acquiring a nuclear weapon is entirely illusory. Western officials, and some writers at the Associated Press, however, see fit to look beyond the lack of concrete threats and instead rely on public fear of the unknown to make the case for escalating tensions beyond all reason, and bringing the West ever closer to a needless war with Iran.

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