Archive for February, 2012

Syria – The CIA and NATO Exposed

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Which Matters Most, AIPAC’s Power, or Rachel Corrie’s Death?

In the name of all that John Wesley and John Calvin held to be holy and sacred, why is the choice between AIPAC and Rachel Corrie so difficult to make?   by James M. Wall    Two events arrive next month on the American political calendar: The annual AIPAC Policy Conference, and the anniversary of Rachel […]

What nasty surprises await our warmongers in the Gulf?

No more sights like this, please… the price our young men pay for the vanity and misguided ambition of a foolish government.   by Stuart Littlewood   The most important thing I’ve read these last few days is the excellent article ‘Armageddon Approaches’ by Dr Lasha Darkmoon http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2012/02/armageddon-approaches/ , a cautionary piece which points the […]

Pollock could walk free this month

Jailed: Australian Graeme Michael Pollock has received a six-month sentence in Indonesia but could soon be released due to time already served. Picture: Lukman S Bintoro Source: The Daily Telegraph AN AUSTRALIAN man caught last year in Bali with a small amount of the party drug ice has been sentenced to six months in jail. […]

Bligh pours pressure on Newman

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Aussie woman Larissa Miesnieks’ profit in sex ring

Alleged laundering … Larissa Miesnieks. Source: The Daily Telegraph A SYDNEY woman has been accused of laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars, the alleged profits of high-class online prostitution. Larissa Miesnieks, 39, who lives in London, is accused of controlling prostitutes and laundering money between 2006 and 2010. UK police stumbled across the alleged online […]

Wilkie pulls the plug on pokies

The federal government is urgently trying to resuscitate the proposed trial in the ACT of restrictions on poker machine gambling after Independent Andrew Wilkie suddenly dropped his support. He now says the 12-month trial is too weak because it does not include Queanbeyan and he called on the Prime Minister to ”grow a backbone”. The […]

Sun sets on Coast, Tweed solar jobs

MORE jobs are expected to be lost on the Tweed and Gold Coast after a decision by the Federal Government to axe its solar hot water scheme. The move represents a further blow to an industry still reeling from the slashing of solar power rebates by the NSW and Queensland governments in recent years. Under […]

New 24-hour helpline for defence families

DEFENCE families can now access a 24-hour helpline for advice and support. The new service provides defence families with access to advice, support and a crucial connection to their local community 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   “Having a loved one deployed on operation can be a difficult and emotional time for […]

Flood update – Thursday

A severe weather warning for flash flooding remains for the people in Riverina. A slow moving cloud band extends across much of southern and western NSW producing widespread rain and isolated thunderstorms. Within this system areas of heavier rain are likely to produce flash flooding over the coming days. At 10pm on Wednesday, moderate to […]

Australia urged to apologise for forced adoptions

“Acknowledgement. I want the Australian public to know what happened to us,” she told The Associated Press. Ms Turner said she was 17 when her baby was taken without her consent while she was drugged. Weeks later, she was told he had died. They were reunited in 2008. She has a copy of the adoption […]

‘I pleaded every day to see her. She was not a mistake’

CAROL HELMRICH is adamant she didn’t give her baby away for adoption in 1968. ”We couldn’t give our baby away because we weren’t given our baby. I pleaded every day to see her,” she says. When she went into labour as a 16-year-old at the Paddington Women’s Hospital, her 15-year-old boyfriend left work and tried […]

Senior al Qaeda Chief Arrested in Cairo

On a recent unseasonably warm workday in Birmingham, Alabama, the line to get car-license plates filled two long marbled halls in Jefferson County’s downtown courthouse and wound 150 feet into a park. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Senior al-Qaida Chief Arrested in Cairo

On a recent unseasonably warm workday in Birmingham, Alabama, the line to get car-license plates filled two long marbled halls in Jefferson County’s downtown courthouse and wound 150 feet into a park. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Senior Qaeda militant arrested in Cairo airport

On a recent unseasonably warm workday in Birmingham, Alabama, the line to get car-license plates filled two long marbled halls in Jefferson County’s downtown courthouse and wound 150 feet into a park. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Four S.Africa game park staff arrested over rhino poaching

Lumber, boats and other debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year have spread across some 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) of the northern Pacific, where they could wash ashore on the U.S. west coast as early as a year from now. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Egyptian named by US as al-Qaida leader arrested in Cairo, denies link, says was misidentified

CAIRO – An Egyptian named by the United States as one of al-Qaida‘s top figures has been arrested in Cairo, but he has denied the link and says it was a case of mistaken identity. Security and airport officials say Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi was arrested on his arrival Wednesday from Pakistan and was taken for […]

US official: Man arrested in Cairo is apparently not long-sought senior al-Qaida leader

WASHINGTON – A U.S official says the U.S. doesn’t believe that a man arrested in Cairo is a long-sought senior al-Qaida military leader. Speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, a U.S. national security official said Wednesday the arrest appeared to be a case of mistaken identity, but that the U.S. was working […]

Protesters Were Arrested Trying to Re-Occupy Zuccotti Park

It was just like old times at Zuccotti Park on Tuesday night, as protesters marched to the tiny downtown Manhattan Square with their sleeping bags and police rolled out the paddy wagons. After marching from Union Square to Zuccotti Park — where Occupy Wall Street began on Sept. 17, 2011 — demonstrators rolled out sleeping […]

Ex-mine security chief to be sentenced over blast

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A convicted former security chief at the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia will learn his fate for lying to investigators about the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 men. Hughie Elbert Stover faces up to 25 years in prison. His sentencing was set for Wednesday in U.S. District […]

Premier defends school after dad arrested following daughter’s gun drawing

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is defending teachers and school officials in Kitchener who called authorities after a four-year-old girl drew a picture of her dad holding a gun. McGuinty says he doesn’t doubt the sincerity of the teachers and school officials, noting it’s hard to know when to call the authorities in such […]

Court official: Portugal won’t extradite US fugitive George Wright for 4-decade-old crimes

LISBON, Portugal – A Portuguese court official says American fugitive George Wright won’t be extradited to the United States after decades on the run. Portuguese police captured the 68-year-old Wright near the capital Lisbon last September, ending his more than 40 years on the lam after escaping from a New Jersey prison. A Lisbon court […]

Rafferty pleads not guilty in Stafford slaying; jury selection continues

LONDON, Ont. – A 31-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in London, Ont., to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing an eight-year-old girl. Michael Rafferty was formally arraigned today on charges of first-degree murder, sexual assault causing bodily harm and kidnapping in the death of Victoria Stafford. Tori disappeared while on her way home from school […]

Portugal judge: US fugitive won’t be extradited

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal won’t extradite American fugitive George Wright to the United States for crimes he committed there four decades ago, after the U.S. ran out of possibilities to appeal the decision to let him stay, a Portuguese court official said Wednesday. Portuguese police captured the 68-year-old Wright near the capital, Lisbon, in […]

S.Africa’s Kruger Park officials arrested for rhino poaching

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Leap year: An imperfect science explained (video)

Millions of years ago, there lived penguins so huge they may have been able to parry the attacks of dolphins with their humongous, fish-catching beaks. The bones of some of these prehistoric flightless birds were discovered in 1977, and scientists have … Continue reading → FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

China higher court hears Apple’s iPad appeal

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – Lawyers for Apple Inc. argued for its right to use the iPad trademark in China on Wednesday, as a higher court began a crucial hearing that could result in sales of the wildly popular tablet computer being halted throughout the Chinese mainland. The Higher People’s Court of Guangzhou is hearing an […]

Playboy and Virgin Galactic reveal plans for swanky men’s club… in space!

You have to hand it to Playboy. While the rest of us ponder the possibilities of manned colonies on the moon and exploration of the deepest reaches of our solar system, Hugh Hefner’s team has decidedly different ideas in mind for mankind’s future among the stars. Imagine jetpack-equipped Playboy bunnies serving drinks in a zero-gravity […]

$350 3D printer may come to your desk sooner than you think

Since its premiere, 3D printers have been make huge progress in a variety of industries, from printing tiny plastic models to prosthetic jaws for medical reconstructive surgeries. Culinary institutions have even tried to 3D print food like cake icing and ramen noodles. But the reason 3D printers have only been in experimentation is because most […]

Summary Box: Taiwan seeks merger in chip industry

THE VISION: Taiwan’s government wants a consolidation of the island’s memory chip makers with Japan’s Elpida Memory Inc. THE IMPETUS: Elpida filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday after amassing debts from nose-diving prices. The Tokyo-based company says its business was hit when prices of dynamic random access memory chips declined from about 2007, and got […]

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