Thursday, August 22, 2013

Queen's swan found barbecued on riverbank


Queen Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip. (AAP)

British police are investigating the killing and apparent barbecuing of one of Queen Elizabeth's swans.

The bird was butchered, burnt and stripped of its flesh before the carcass was dumped on a riverbank near Windsor Castle, west of London, police and an animal charity said on Wednesday.

All wild mute swans in Britain are considered the property of the crown and it is an offence to kill one.

Animal charity worker Wendy Hermon said she felt "sick" when she found the bird on Sunday.

"It was just a carcass, it was all burnt. We could see that whoever did this had taken the breast out," said Hermon, who works for the charity Swan Lifeline, which cares for sick and injured birds.

"It was done neatly, presumably to get at the meat. They had skinned it as well and possibly barbecued it there, on a disposable barbecue."

ninemsn.com.au 22 Aug 2013

The torture of ANY animal defenceless or otherwise is cruel and illegal and cannot be condoned under any circumstances, but the other disturbing fact is hidden in the article.

"All wild mute swans in Britain are considered the property of the crown.."
 
What or who gives right to 'own' God's given free animals?

People forget the (murderous) atrocities of the British monarchy and the peasants of today are told to idolise the leechers of society known as the 'Royals'.

The "Crown" is a corporation which takes away the rights of free citizens and confiscates their proprty / land, a fact that the corporate media hastily reports.

Adrian Bayley's parole should have been cancelled, says parole board


Life sentence ... Adrian Ernest Bayley will serve at least 35 years behind bars.

Life sentence ... Adrian Ernest Bayley will serve at least 35 years behind bars. Photo: Supplied

Victoria's Adult Parole Board has admitted it made a mistake when it failed to revoke Adrian Ernest Bayley's parole, but insists community safety has always been its first priority.

The statement by the board, which hit out at the former High Court judge who wrote a report strongly critical of its operations, is the first time it has responded to months of criticism in the wake of a series of high-profile murders committed by parolees.

Bayley was on parole, following rapes committed more than a decade earlier, when he murdered Ms Meagher in a Brunswick laneway last September.

Responding on Wednesday to the scathing report from former judge Ian Callinan, the Adult Parole Board said that while protecting the community was its main priority, human behaviour was unpredictable and risk could not be totally eliminated.

The board said it admitted to Ms Meagher's husband, Tom, that it made the wrong decision when it did not revoke Bayley's parole after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in Geelong.

It expressed its regret and apologised for the decision, which it said was made in good faith.

"The board acknowledges a failure to identify the escalating risk that Mr Bayley posed to the community," it said.

"The board was not asked or advised to cancel Mr Bayley's parole but acknowledges now that it should have done so."

Bayley was both on parole and on bail, while he appealed his assault sentence, when he murdered Ms Meagher. Because he was appealing the sentence, he had not been jailed for his parole breach.

The board also said that Victoria Police had not opposed Bayley's bail application, and that the management of prisoners released on parole was the responsibility of Corrections Victoria.

A police spokeswoman said that when Bayley appealed his assault sentence and applied for bail, "Victoria Police was of the view that the magistrate had access to the offender's prior history and was aware of all the circumstances of the case when considering the application for bail.

"Victoria Police has a number of processes ... in place to notify Corrections Victoria of potential breaches by parolees.

"In this case, Corrections Victoria were notified on a number of occasions about the alleged offending and behaviour of this defendant. It is their role to then make recommendations to the Adult Parole Board."

The board said reports that Bayley had not appeared before it before being paroled were incorrect and that he appeared twice, with his case being considered a further five times.

Mr Callinan said in his report that it was not easy to understand why the serial rapist wasn't jailed when he was convicted of the Geelong assault, and the parole board had cause and opportunity to cancel his parole.

He said the board's decisions were tilted in favour of offenders, not victims, and it did not give enough prominence to public safety.

But the board has insisted it always placed community safety at the forefront of its considerations when granting parole.

"Contrary to Mr Callinan's assertions, we have always acted with community safety as the paramount consideration in the granting and cancellation of parole," it said.

"The interests of offenders have always been subordinate to the protection of the community. We cannot, however, predict human behaviour and no system can completely eliminate risk."

Wednesday's statement also rejected a suggestion in Mr Callinan's report that Bayley's parole file did not contain a detailed analysis and chronology of his history.

While the board admitted its filing system was antiquated, it did not accept the files were chaotic. It said they were voluminous, containing items such as the prisoner's criminal record, a number of reports and victims' submissions.

The statement said the board took into account the attitude of victims and had 651 people on a victims' register who were routinely notified of a parolee's progress, likely release and release date.

Mr Callinan said that "if safety to the public is truly to be the paramount consideration, [the board should be] more risk averse than it has become."

He said the board was too focused on the rehabilitation of offenders, to the detriment of community safety, and operated under the assumption that prisoners had a right to be paroled.

Some of the 23 recommendations in his report, released on Tuesday, would have the effect of significantly reducing opportunities for parole, including one which would require the parole board to rule out parole for serious offenders unless they could prove there was a "negligible risk" they would commit other crimes.

The board said it would co-operate in implementing the proposed reforms.

theage.com.au 21 Aug 2013

Another pathetic sentence by a legal system that supports criminals.

35 years is NOT a 'life sentence'.

Another slap in the face to the victims of crime.
 
Australia's court system is a corporate system where it feeds of the funds of the public.
 
The 'system' releases offenders so that they can re-offend, so they are taken to court where tens of thousands of dollars are spent by the plaintiffs to bring the accused to 'justice'.
 
This is another legal scam that the corporate media has NOT exposed.
 
Public safety is NOT the issue here, but rather revenue raising.
 

Transport gaps grow as road, rail fail in growth suburbs, Auditor-General's report warns

PUBLIC transport and road infrastructure in Melbourne's growth suburbs is inadequate and needs urgent action, a scathing Auditor-General's report has found.


"The state had failed to deliver the transport infrastructure and services needed to support rapidly growing communities," Auditor-General John Doyle said in the report on developing transport infrastructure and services for growth areas.

"Inadequate public transport and growing gaps in the road network in these communities are creating barriers to mobility, including access to critical services, education and employment opportunities."
The report said funding for transport in growth areas often took more than a generation to materialise.

The report found there would be a 98-year gap between when the rail line to East Doncaster was identified as a need and its estimated delivery date of 2027.

It said about $6.2 billion in rail projects for growth areas was yet to be funded.

Another $4.1 billion to $5.1 billion was needed for road infrastructure - more than $1 billion in outer eastern Casey.

"The delivery of transport infrastructure and services to Melbourne's growth areas has not kept pace with the rapid rate of population growth," the report said.

"This has resulted in inadequate services, and a significant and growing backlog of much needed state public transport and road infrastructure works."

RACV public transport and mobility manager Thanuja Gunatillake said a massive infrastructure backlog needed to be dealt with, and planning to ensure the mistakes weren't repeated.

Public Transport Users Association president Tony Morton said the report confirmed a well-known problem.

"There is now a bigger need than ever to build and invest in suburban public transport infrastructure like the Doncaster and Rowville extensions and also (train lines to) Melbourne Airport, Mernda and Clyde."

heraldsun.com.au 21 Aug 2013

Reports of this calibre have been around for over a generation and literally NOTHING has changed.

The infrastructure policy is very backwards, as projects are authorised once there is traffic gridlock, and not for the future, but in the rears.

Until this policy changes, Australia's population will always hurt, in terms of wasted time and monies.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Zealand PM walks out of press conference amid spy bill grilling


New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (AFP Photo / Marty Melville)

Tensions are high in New Zealand over a new bill that would allow the country’s GCSB agency to conduct warrantless NSA-style spying on citizens. Prime Minister John Key, who was grilled on the bill at a presser, cut the meeting short and left early.

The country’s top official on Monday was showered with questions on the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) amendment bill, answering some of them, and effortlessly evading others. However, after less than 14 minutes of the presser, Key appeared to have lost patience with the journalists and walked off, leaving a question on privacy completely unanswered.

“Prime Minister, numerous legal jurors have informed us publicly that they disagree with you wholeheartedly, that you are taking broad powers, which would allow you to invade privacy…and you are saying that all those people are wrong…” a journalist said to Key.

“Correct,” the Prime Minister said before immediately interrupting the rest of the question by asking, “Is this a question buddy?”

He then indicated that the question contains the answer, thanked everyone, and left.

The New Zealand Law Society has published a submission opposing the GCSB amendment bill, in which it summarized citizens’ concerns and provided a detailed analysis of the absence of clear justification for several changes in the law.

The document particularly highlighted that “The Bill empowers the GCSB to spy on New Zealand citizens and residents, and to provide intelligence product to other government agencies in respect of those persons, in a way not previously contemplated,” saying that this is “inconsistent with the rights to freedom of expression and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA) and with privacy interests recognized by New Zealand law.” 

rt.com 19 Aug 2013

More slavery under the 'Anglo-Masonic' corporate banner.

There is literally nothing the herd population can do to stop this Nazi concentration camp style monitoring and control.

All part of the global agenda that MUST be adhered to.

The 20 jobs that are highest paid per hour

HOW much money is an hour of your time worth? 

Anaesthetists are the highest paid workers per hour in Australia. Picture: Thinkstock 
If you're an anaesthetist it's a lot - $124.10 to be exact.

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show the top 20 highest paid workers per hour, and along with the jobs you'd expect to be in the list (dentists, mining engineers, financial dealers) there are a few surprises.

University lecturers, crane operators and train drivers are among the workers who earn well above the Australian average of $34.70 an hour.

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) construction division national secretary Dave Noonan said crane, hoist and lift operators do high-risk work.

"They work at height, under great pressure and have to exercise very precise skills that have very high requirements for occupational health and safety," Mr Noonan said.

"The consequences of making a mistake are obviously very serious for other construction workers, but also they are interacting with the public."

Ken McAlpine, education officer for the National Tertiary Education Union, said that $57.60 an hour matches up with what a senior lecturer could expect to be paid.

But he added that the employment market for academics was becoming increasingly casual.

"Something like 45 per cent of all academics are casual hourly paid," Mr McAlpine said.

"Then 55 per cent are full-time or part-time. Of that group about 40 per cent are on short-term contracts so only a minority of people have continuing employment."

The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures look at full-time non-managerial employees, including permanent full-time workers and people under other contact arrangements who work 35 hours or more per week.

Employees counted are responsible for their job only, and not for the management of other staff members.

Top 20 highest paid workers per hour (average hourly earnings)

1. Anaesthetists $124.10
2. Internal medicine specialist $88
3. Other medical practitioners $69.30 (In this group the ABS includes dermatologists, emergency medicine specialists, obstetricians and gynaecologists, ophthalmologists, pathologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologist, radiation oncologists and medical practitioners.)
4. Dental practitioners $68.60
5. Mining engineers $65.50
6. Chemical, gas, petroleum and power generation plant operators $63.90
7. Barristers $61.80
8. Financial dealers $60.80
9. Geologists and geophysicists $59.70
10. University lecturers and tutors $57.60
12. ICT sales professionals $57.60
11. Marine transport professionals $57.10
13. Electronics engineers $55.90
14. Other building and engineering technicians $55.70 (In this group the ABS includes maintenance planners, metallurgical or materials technicians, mine deputies and building and engineering technicians not elsewhere classified.)
15. Generalist medical practitioners $55.10
16. Crane, hoist and lift operators $54.60
17. Civil engineering professionals $53.90
18. ICT business and systems analysts $53.40
18. Train and tram drivers $53.40
19. Aircraft maintenance engineers $52.50
20. Medical imaging professionals $52.30

news.com.au 19 Aug 2013

Another (deliberate?) misinformation by the corporate media?

The seedy world of fraudulent lawyers and politicians is kept away from the list, as the children of the canon fodder are excluded from these professions.

A colleague in the legal profession, charges $400 per hour, and is booked out. The rate is the norm rather than an exception.

Another colleague in the service industry has a rate of $300 per hour, whereas an I.T. professional of moderate skill level sits at $160 per hour.

Politicians regularly sit on $66 per hour and higher, without the extra benefits, but then again that profession is out of reach of the pleb's children

Radioactive water leaking into Pacific Ocean in new Fukushima 'emergency'

Japan's nuclear watchdog says there is a state of emergency at the shattered Fukushima nuclear plant over ongoing leaks of radioactive water.

An official from the Nuclear Regulation Authority says contaminated groundwater has risen above a shore barrier meant to contain it and is seeping into the Pacific Ocean.

Speaking to the Reuters news agency, Shinji Kinjo revealed the leak is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge.

Countermeasures planned by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the operator of the Fukushima nuclear complex, are only a temporary solution, Mr Kinjo added.

"Right now, we have an emergency," he said.

TEPCO has been struggling to contain hundreds of tonnes of groundwater entering the plant everyday - water that quickly becomes contaminated.

But the company has also been roundly condemned for failing to make public leaks of radioactive water into the Pacific, despite knowing about it.

In the early weeks following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese government allowed TEPCO to dump tens of thousands of tonnes of toxic water into the Pacific in an emergency move.

That prompted heavy criticism by neighbouring countries as well as local fishermen, and the company has since promised it would not dump irradiated water without the consent of local townships.

In a bid to prevent more leaks into the bay of the Pacific Ocean, plant workers created an underground barrier by injecting chemicals to harden the ground along the shoreline of one of the reactor buildings.

But that barrier is only effective in solidifying the ground at least 1.8 metres below the surface.

By breaching the barrier, the water can seep through the shallow areas of earth into the nearby sea.

More seriously, it is rising toward the surface - a break of which would accelerate the outflow.

The regulatory task force overseeing accident measures of the Fukushima station, which met last Friday, "concluded that new measures are needed to stop the water from flowing into the sea that way," Mr Kinjo said.

ABC/Reuters

abc.net.au 6 Aug 2013

The Japanese government and the associated corporations should be charged with genocide by the world courts.

The Japanese has a figure of safe radiation level exposure prior to the disaster.

After the disaster occurred, and the real level of radiation was made public the government went into panic control and changed the original figure in order NOT to create a mass panic, in effect secretly condemning the people to death.

This fact has been auspiciously omitted by the corporate media, and the world courts.

CIA finally admits it masterminded Iran’s 1953 coup


Mohammad Mosaddegh (Photo from wikipedia.org)

On the 60th anniversary of the 1953 military coup in Iran that overthrew the government of radical nationalist Mohammad Mossadegh (pictured left), the US has declassified documents detailing how the CIA’s secret operation brought the country’s Shah back to power.

“American and British involvement in Mossadegh’s ouster has long been public knowledge, but today’s posting includes what is believed to be the CIA’s first formal acknowledgement that the agency helped to plan and execute the coup,” the US National Security Archive said.

Monday’s publication under the US Freedom of Information Act came as something of a surprise, since most of the materials and records of the 1953 coup were believed to have been destroyed by the CIA, the Archive said. The CIA said at time that its “safes were too full.”
 
The newly-revealed documents declassify documents about CIA’s TPAJAX operation that sought regime change in Iran through the bribery of Iranian politicians, security and army high-ranking officials, and massive anti-Mossadegh propaganda that helped to instigate public revolt in 1953.

Among the declassified documents there are several examples of CIA propaganda presenting Iranian PM Mossadegh disparagingly.

“This propaganda piece accuses the Prime Minister of pretending to be ‘the savior of Iran’ and alleges that he has instead built up a vast spying apparatus which he has trained on virtually every sector of society, from the army to newspapers to political and religious leaders,” the Archive said.

“Stirring up images of his purported alliance with ‘murderous Qashqai Khan’ and the Bolsheviks, the authors charge: ‘Is this the way you save Iran, Mossadegh? We know what you want to save. You want to save Mossadegh’s dictatorship in Iran!’”

Iran became independent from Britain after WWII and in April 1951 Iranians democratically elected the head of the National Front party, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, as prime minister. Mossadegh moved quickly to nationalize the assets in Iran of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (the forerunner of today’s BP) a step that brought his government into confrontation with Britain and the US.

Britain’s MI6 military intelligence then teamed up with the CIA and planned, elaborated and carried out a coup that ousted Mossadegh in August 1953 and returned Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to power. 

The first attempted coup failed after Mossadegh got wind of the conspiracy, but American and British intelligence services in Iran then improvized a second stage of the coup, pulling pro-Shah forces together and organizing mass protests on August 19, 1953. These protests  were immediately supported by army and police. Mossadegh’s house was destroyed after a prolonged assault by pro-coup forces, including several tanks.

Mossadegh was replaced with Iranian general Fazlollah Zahedi, who was handpicked by MI6 and the CIA. Mossaddegh was later sentenced to death, but the Shah never dared to carry out the sentence. Mossadegh died in his residence near Tehran in 1967.

The Shah’s pro-Western dictatorship continued for 27 years and ended with the Islamic Revolution of 1979, which paved the way for today’s Iran, where anti-American sentiments remain strong. The 1953 coup still casts a long shadow over Iranian-US relations. 

The declassified documents originated from an interim report, called “The Battle for Iran,” prepared by a CIA in-house historian in the mid-1970s. The historian wrote: “[T]he military coup that overthrew Mossadegh and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy.” The report also mentions that the US establishment feared that Iran could be “open to Soviet aggression,” and therefore initiated Operation TPAJAX, which eventually became the American part of the joint US-British ‘Operation Ajax’ that brought the Shah to power.

The “aggression” mentioned by the CIA historian is likely a reference to the Soviet Union’s intervention in Iran during WWII, when a USSR-Iran treaty signed in 1940 enabled Moscow to establish military prescriptive in Iran in case of any threat to the borders of the Soviet Union. Moscow did put this treaty to use during the WWII and partly occupied Iran in 1941-1945.

The National Security Archive said it that while it “applauds the CIA’s decision to make these materials available, today’s posting shows clearly that these materials could have been safely declassified many years ago without risk of damage to national security.”
The shah of Iran Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (1974) (AFP Photo) 
Though at least two US Presidents, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, have publicly acknowledged the US role in the Iranian coup, the intelligence services in Washington have always been reluctant to admit direct involvement in the 1953 coup.

After the collapse of the USSR, the CIA proclaimed a “policy of openness” and made a commitment to declassify some documents regarding Cold War covert operations, including the coup in Iran, by US intelligence.

Three successive CIA directors – Robert M. Gates, R. James Woolsey, and John M. Deutch – promised to publish documents, but none delivered.

Archive deputy director Malcolm Byrne appealed to the US intelligence community “to make fully available the remaining records on the coup period.”
 
“There is no longer good reason to keep secrets about such a critical episode in our recent past. The basic facts are widely known to every schoolchild in Iran. Suppressing the details only distorts history, and feeds into myth-making on all sides,” Byrne said. 

rt.com 19 Aug 2013

More corruption and fraud from the government (or corporation known as ) UNITED STATES of AMERICA (Inc).

 In the unlikely event that someone would leak this information, then they would be condemned to execution as an enemy of the state.

The true enemy of the people is the corporation.

A comment on rt.com on the article is as follows:

immanuel 20.08.2013 03:18

CIA should admit their part in j. Kennedy coup de ta, along with Dallas police dept. and us navy dep

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bolivian herder Carmelo Flores Laura is 123 years old, making him the oldest person ever

IF Bolivia's public records are correct, Carmelo Flores Laura is the oldest living person ever documented. They say he turned 123 a month ago. 

Carmelo Flores Laura Worlds Oldest ManThe native Aymara lives in a straw-roofed dirt-floor hut in an isolated hamlet near Lake Titicaca at 4000 metres, is illiterate, speaks no Spanish and has no teeth.

He walks without a cane and doesn't wear glasses. And though he speaks the Aymara language with a firm voice, one must speak directly into his ear to be heard.

"I see a bit dimly. I had good vision before. But I saw you coming,'' he tells a group of Associated Press reporters who drove from the capital, La Paz, after a local TV report about him.

Hobbling down a dirt path, Mr Flores greets them with a raised arm, smiles and sits down on a rock to chat. His gums bulge with coca leaf, a mild stimulant that staves off hunger that, like most Bolivian highlands peasants, he has been chewing all his life.
 
Want to live to 100? Here's how

Guinness World Records says the oldest living person verified by original proof of birth is Misao Okawa, a 115-year-old Japanese woman, while the oldest verified age on record was 122 years and 164 days: Jeanne Calment of France. She died in 1997.

"I should be about 100 years old or more,'' Mr Flores says.

But his memory is failing. His 27-year-old grandson Edwin Flores says he fought in the 1933 Chaco war with Paraguay, but Mr Flores said he only faintly remembers that.

The director of Bolivia's civil registrar, Eugenio Condori, showed the AP the registry that lists Carmelo Flores' birthdate as July 16, 1890.

Mr Condori said there is no birth certificate because they did not exist in Bolivia until 1940. Before that, births were registered with baptism certificates from the nearest Roman Catholic church, authenticated by two witnesses.

"For the state, the baptism certificate is valid because in those days priests provided them and they were literate,'' Mr Condori said. He said he could not show Flores' baptism certificate to the AP because it is a private document.

The grandson says the family had to show the government the baptism certificate so Flores could qualify for a monthly subsidy for the elderly.

To what does Mr Flores owe his longevity?

"I walk a lot, that's all. I go out with the animals,'' says Mr Flores, who long herded cattle and sheep. "I don't eat noodles or rice, only barley. I used to grow potatoes, beans, oca (an Andean tuber).''

The water Mr Flores drinks streams down from the snow-capped peak of Illampu, one of Bolivia's highest mountains.

He says he doesn't drink alcohol, though did imbibe some in his youth. He's eaten a lot of mutton, and though he likes pork it is hardly available. He fondly remembers hunting and eating fox as a younger man.

Mr Flores is rustic, to say the least. He has a long beard, long fingernails and has been wearing the same unwashed clothes for some time. His clothing includes tire-rubber soled sandals, a wool cap and a brimmed hat over that for extra protection from the piercing Andean sun.

He says he has never been farther afield than La Paz, 80 kilometres away, and has never been seriously ill.

And he sorely misses his wife, who died more than a decade ago. Of their three children only one is still alive: Cecilio, age 67. There are 40 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren but most have left the hamlet of Frasquia, a dozen homes located a two-hour walk from the nearest road in Warisata. His grandson Edwin, Edwin's wife and their two children live next door.

Edwin Flores says his grandfather, who grew up in a semi-feudal society, long worked for the rancher who owned Frasquia until 1952, when the state seized major holdings in an agrarian reform and parceled them out to peasants who worked the land.

Although electrical power arrived in Frasquia three years ago, time seems to have stood still here.

As Mr Flores spoke, peasants prepared chuno, or dehydrated and chilled potatoes, and tilled the soil with ox-driven plows. Donkeys brayed and sheep and cattle grazed. Almost everyone was elderly or middle-aged. Most of the young are gone.

 news.com.au 15 Aug 2013

One of the key elements followed by Mr. Laura is of being with one with nature, and consuming 'simple' food, i.e. not genetically modified.

The water Mr Flores drinks streams down from the snow-capped peak of Illampu, one of Bolivia's highest mountains, whereas the masses of society are force fed fluoridated water, which is poisonous.

Associated Press caught blatantly lying about global warming with deceptive photo and caption

(NaturalNews) If a picture says a thousand words, a photo taken out of context can speak lies for eternity.

Enter the sham "science" that is global warming/climate change. This "theory" has been disproven seven ways to Sunday, and yet the progressive Earth worshipers on the Left continue to push the lie that mankind's loathsome habit of improving life is killing the planet.

Because of successive annual reports featuring data that proves global warming/climate change is in fact not occurring, the Left has had to resort to creating an illusion of warming and change - up to and including altering photographs to "prove" a lie.

One of the most recent culprits of this tactic was none other than The Associated Press, which intentionally misrepresented a photograph in order to create the impression that the North Pole was melting by the second.

AP forced to retract lying photo

Per CNSNews.com:

The Associated Press had to retract a photo it released on July 27 with the caption, "The shallow meltwater lake is occurring due to an unusually warm period."

"In fact, the water accumulates in this way every summer," AP admitted in a note to editors, adding that the photo was doubly misleading because "the camera used by the North Pole Environment Observatory has drifted hundreds of miles from its original position, which was a few dozen miles from the pole."


To be sure, the AP is merely playing its part as a press lapdog for the climate change pushers, whose agenda is to use phony climate data as a way to take away your mobility and force you into crowded urban centers where you can be more easily controlled.

Unfortunately, American taxpayers are also subsidizing the lies, via funding of various federal agencies which share a like-minded agenda.

One such agency is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which recently released the report, "State of the Climate in 2012," an annual assessment of the world's weather patterns. Of course, it was filled with doom and gloom. Trouble is, the report is largely fiction.

In it, NOAA states flatly that "worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record." And while 2012 saw record heat and drought in much of the country during the summer months, the report "fails to mention [that, overall, 2012] was one of the coolest of the decade, and thus confirms the cooling trend," says an analysis by climate blogger Pierre Gosselin.

"To no one's surprise, the report gives the reader the impression that warming is galloping ahead out of control," writes Gosselin. "But their data shows just the opposite."

The agency reported that over the course of last year, the Arctic continued a warming trend with "sea ice reaching record lows." But at the same time, NOAA reported that Antarctic sea ice "reached a record high of 7.51 million square miles" on Sept. 26, 2012.

So far this year, experts have noted, there has been a slowdown of Arctic ice melting over summer, as temperatures at the North Pole hover well below normal for this time of year. It's a period that meteorologist Joe Bastardi is calling "the coldest ever recorded."

And there's more chicanery afoot.

NOAA scientists 'couldn't get any more incompetent'

Per CNSNews.com:

NOAA also reported that the "average lower strastospheric [sic] temperature, about six to ten miles above the Earth's surface, for 2012 was record or near-record cold, depending on the dataset" even while the concentrations of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, continued to increase.

"Even with all this data manipulation, the trend is down as shown by this Hadley global plot," wrote Joseph D'Aleo, former Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel.

"Last year was the 8th warmest but 7th coldest since 1998. They explain it away with the predominance of La Ninas or a solar blip, but say it was the warmest decade nonetheless, so stop questioning us," he said.

Gosselin has nothing good to say about NOAA climatologists.

"If you think scientists just couldn't get any more incompetent, then think again. NOAA scientists even appear to believe that cold events are now signs of warming," he said.

Sources:


http://www.cnsnews.com

http://foto.agerpres.ro

http://science.naturalnews.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

naturalnews.com 15 Aug 2013

The corporate media works together with the (corporate) government to push the agenda of the day across to the uneducated masses pushing the masses into submissiveness, by 'stupefying' them.
 
If it's "not reported by the 'news' it did not happen" is a (forced) common propaganda catch phrase.

Partner of Snowden reporter Glenn Greenwald detained

RIGHTS group Amnesty International has accused British authorities of "unwarranted revenge tactics" after the partner of a journalist responsible for publishing US surveillance revelations was detained for nine hours. 

Glenn GreenwaldMetropolitan Police confirmed that David Miranda, husband of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held at London's Heathrow Airport. He was passing through on his way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.

"A 28-year-old man was detained at Heathrow Airport under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000," said a police spokesman.

"He was not arrested. He was subsequently released," he added.

Greenwald analysed and published information on documents released by former US security operative Edward Snowden, which revealed mass surveillance programs by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

Amnesty International later said Miranda was "clearly a victim of unwarranted revenge tactics".
"It is utterly improbable that David Michael Miranda, a Brazilian national transiting through London, was detained at random, given the role his husband has played in revealing the truth about the unlawful nature of NSA surveillance," said Widney Brown, senior director of international law and policy at Amnesty.

"David's detention was unlawful and inexcusable," he added.

"He was detained under a law that violates any principle of fairness and his detention shows how the law can be abused for petty vindictive reasons."

Officials confiscated some of Miranda's electronic equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles, according to the Guardian.

"We were dismayed that the partner of a Guardian journalist who has been writing about the security services was detained for nearly nine hours while passing through Heathrow airport," said a spokesperson for the paper.

"We are urgently seeking clarification from the British authorities."

Former NSA contractor Snowden received asylum in Russia on August 1, after spending more than five weeks stranded in a Moscow airport avoiding extradition to the United States.

He is wanted by Washington on espionage charges linked to his media disclosures about the secret details of US surveillance programs.

theaustralian.com 18 Aug 2013

This is the standard response for letting out government (read corporate) secrets of how the masses are being monitored and controlled.

Naturally it is being made to like it is a totally seperate incident, mutually exlusive from any others.

THE largest and oppressive dictatorial government on the planet, which has literally enslaved all of its citizens.

Senior police slam 'time bomb' drivers rushing to die

LEAD-foot lunatics regularly drive at speeds almost double the limit on Victoria's roads, alarming figures show. 

Speed camerasMore than 5000 motorists were snapped by Department of Justice cameras travelling more than 30km/h above the speed limit in one year, while police caught another 7500 motorists, latest statistics reveal.

Senior officers branded the speedsters time bombs and the Transport Accident Commission called the behaviour "absolutely moronic".

The worst offender caught by a speed camera was a driver doing 196km/h in a 100km/h zone in Altona North early one Saturday.

A motorist nabbed doing 190km/h in a 100km/h zone in Mickleham and another doing 188km/h in a 100km/h zone in Keysborough in the middle of the day rounded out the top three.

State Highway Patrol inspector Dave Griffin said the speedsters were crashes waiting to happen - data showed the more a driver increased their speed, the more likely they were to be in a smash.
"They are terrible speeds. No doubt about it," Insp Griffin said.

"These sorts of speeds aren't acceptable. They are never warranted.

"It is just stupid, unacceptable, irresponsible, dangerous and, really, criminal, behaviour.

"It is of concern to us, but we know they are a minority, and they do pose a significant risk to not only themselves but everyone else on the road."

TAC chief executive Janet Dore said she had no idea what would motivate someone to travel at such speeds.

"They obviously do not value their own lives or the lives of people around them. I can't understand it. It is just senseless," Ms Dore said.

"It is the lack of total respect (for) any other person using the road that these people just make you wonder what the hell you can do to change their behaviour and maybe you can't be and, in the end, they'll end up in the justice system.

"They don't belong on our roads."

Most extreme speedsters were caught between 8pm and midnight.

Exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h carries at least a $469 fine, the loss of four demerit points and a one-month licence suspension.

Motorists caught doing more than 45km/h over the limit face a $722 fine, the loss of eight demerit points and a 12-month licence suspension.

The figures also showed 122 motorcyclists were caught doing more than 30km/h above the limit, despite motorcyclists being over-represented in fatalities in recent years.

heraldsun.com.au 18 Aug 2013

Another propaganda lie perpetuated by the corporate media.

The police 'force' falsifies data in order to push the government agenda across.

A police whistleblower has exposed this fraud on a New South Wales radio station, a fact that the corporate media does not focus on.

There is no duty of care to lower the road toll, but rather to increase the 'easy' revenue speed cameras bring in.

This can be supported by the further addition of 300 new speed cameras.

Incidentally, speed camera 'infringement noticies' are factually illegal, something the authorities do not want the masses to know, or challenge in the courts, as this would "tie up the court system", as put by an industry insider.

The world is led to believe that Victorian drivers are driving 200km/h plus on 100km/h freeways, or double the speed on 60km/h suburban roads.

The real facts point to people driving at 80km/h in 100km/h freeways in the right hand lanes, where thay should be in the left hand (non overtaking) lane.

All part of the 'Nanny State' agenda.

Declassified secret CIA history acknowledges 'Area 51' exists: conspiracy theorists say it was alien test site

THE long-fabled facility known as Area 51 has finally been acknowledged by the CIA in newly declassified US government documents. 

Area 51 AcknowledgedThe recently declassified documents have set Area 51 and UFO buffs abuzz, though there's no mention of UFO crashes, black-eyed extraterrestrials or staged moon landings.

The CIA history released yesterday not only refers to Area 51 by name and describes some of the activities that took place there, but places the Air Force base on a map, along the dry Groom Lake bed in Nevada.

It also describes some cool, top secret spy planes, though none of them are saucer-shaped.

George Washington University's National Security Archive used a public records request to obtain a CIA history of one of Area 51's most secret Cold War projects, the high-flying U-2 spy plane program.

National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson first reviewed the history in 2002, but all mentions of Area 51 had been redacted. So he requested the history again in 2005, hoping for more information, and sure enough, he received a version a few weeks ago with the mentions of Area 51 restored.

The documents show the US government purchased the site in 1955, to test its top secret spy planes, the BBC reports.

"The U-2 was absolutely top secret," British defence writer Chris Pocock told the BBC. "The had to hide everything about it."

The declassified CIA papers also try to shed light on the rash of reported UFO sightings around the area, saying that the secret spy planes flew at very high altitudes, which caused "a tremendous increase in reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs.)"

It's not the first time the government has acknowledged the super-secretive, 8000-square-mile (13,000 square kilometre) installation. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush acknowledged the "location near Groom Lake" in insisting on continued secrecy, and other government references date to the 1960s.

But those who are convinced "the truth is out there" are taking the document as a sign of loosening secrecy about the government's activities in the Nevada desert.

Barbara Mervine, who describes herself as part of the "UFO community," said the declassification of the documents is "quite important."

The site is known as Area 51 among UFO aficionados because that was the base's designation on old Nevada test site maps.

Beginning with the U-2 in the 1950s, the base has been the testing ground for a host of top-secret aircraft, including the SR-71 Blackbird, F-117A stealth fighter and B-2 stealth bomber. Some believe the base is also a storage site for alien vehicles, evidence from the "Roswell incident" and extraterrestrial corpses.

Even for those who do not believe, the mystery surrounding the site, situated about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, across miles of empty desert speckled with Joshua trees and sagebrush, has been a boon.

One Nevada bicycle event company produces an "X Rides" event that incorporates mountain and road biking near a certain heavily guarded patch of Nevada desert. Las Vegas' minor league baseball team is called "the 51s."

Small-town restaurants along State Route 375, officially designated the Extraterrestrial Highway, sell souvenir T-shirts to tourists making their way to the boundary of Area 51, which consists of a no-trespassing sign, a surveillance camera and an armed guard on a hill.

news.com.au 17 Aug 2013

Government cover-ups are a huge part of the 'business', in order to keep the peasants in the dark and submissive.

The corporate media plays the large role of ridiculing and propagating misinformation.

Government denies these facts exist hiding them in plain sight, then your are discredited as a 'mental case', 'unstable', a 'conspiracy theorist' or 'an enemy of the state (read corporation)' if you speak the truth.

Government corruption escapes the mental capacity of the herd population, and that's the way the corporatocracy wants it.

Rudd measure links jabs to tax benefits


Parents who register as "conscientious objectors" to prevent their children being vaccinated will miss out on a family tax benefit supplement of more than $2000 if the Rudd government is re-elected.



Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will on Sunday announce the lifting of the existing exemption for such parents in a bid to lift childhood immunisation rates, News Corp Australia reports.

Under the proposal their children will have to be fully immunised in order to receive the Family Tax Benefit Part A end-of-year supplement.

The supplement is worth $726 per child each year. It is only paid once a child is fully immunised at one, two and five years of age.

The government argues this provides families with an incentive of more than $2100 to ensure their children are fully immunised.

Under the latest Rudd proposal, exemptions will apply on medical and religious grounds only.

The existence of unimmunised children has given rise to concerns that children in some communities are at risk of contracting diseases such as measles and whooping cough.
 
"The science cannot be disputed," News Corp reported Mr Rudd as saying.

"Immunisation is the safest and most effective way for parents to protect their children from disease, and one of the most important public health measures at our disposal."

Deputy Greens leader Adam Bandt says his party will support the move.

"It's really an extension of the existing arrangements ... in principle it sounds like a good idea," he told reporters in Melbourne.

ninemsn.com.au 18 Aug 2013

The government tells you what is best for 'your' children.

There are many concerns that vaccinations are factually doing more harm than good, and in all cases, there are drugs in the vaccinations that the 'authorities' apparently have little knowledge of the side effects.

Even though you may consider your children to be yours, despite the fact that the registration of a person, makes them government property, and they are treated as such.

The government has the power to take away 'your' children, as shown in the 'Stolen Generation' disgrace in Australia's history.

The government also puts sterilisation drugs into the vaccine, unknown to the parents and children.
 
 Policies implemented by a truly dictatorial government.

You are given the illusion that you have freedom.