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Malaysia Seen as Possible WMD Transport Hub

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globalsecuritynewswire

Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein on Monday said his country was probably used as a midshipment point for the illicit movement of WMD materials, The Star newspaper reported (see GSN, March 18).

“It is safe for me to say that Malaysia is likely being used as a transit point and not as a destination point for WMD,” Hishammuddin said.

Authorities in the Southeast Asian state last week announced they had seized two containers from a Malaysian-flagged ship that were filled with technology that could have applications in the building of nuclear weapons. Reports indicated the vessel was heading from China to Iran.

“It will take us some time to identify the equipment, what it can be used for and to Read more…

First North Pole Ozone Hole Forming?

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Polar stratospheric clouds over the Arctic Circle.

Spawned by strangely cold temperatures, “beautiful” clouds helped strip the Arctic atmosphere of most of its protective ozone this winter, new research shows.

The resulting zone of low-ozone air could drift as far south as New York, according to experts who warn of increased skin-cancer risk.

The stratosphere’s global blanket of ozone—about 12 miles (20 kilometers) above Earth—blocks most of the sun‘s high-frequency ultraviolet (UV) rays from hitting Earth’s surface, largely preventing sunburn and skin cancer.

But a continuing high-altitude freeze over the Arctic may have already reduced ozone to half its normal concentrations—and “an end is not in sight,” said research leader Markus Rex, a physicist for the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Preliminary data from 30 ozone-monitoring stations throughout the Arctic show the Read more…

Wildfire forces evacuation of 100 Colo. homes

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msnbc.com

GOLDEN, Colo. — About 100 homes in the foothills west of Denver remained under evacuation orders and hundreds more were on standby as strong winds helped spread a wildfire scorching nearly 2 square miles of drought-stricken brush, trees and grasses.

The fire has already blackened about 1,200 acres west of Golden, in Jefferson County, and officials said it was 15 percent contained Tuesday.

A light dusting of snow fell on the tops of the hills overnight, but the weather has been mostly working against firefighters in the steep, rugged terrain about 15 miles from downtown Denver.

More strong winds are in the forecast, with gusts as high as 75 mph expected later in the Read more…

Compass Deviations/Rumble Noises

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billxam

I’m reading both threads and it’s getting too much so if the mods don’t mind, I wanted to start a new thread for generalized locations of both phenomenon.

I’m the guy that is doing the Google Map. I’ve got both the compass and rumble noises on the map. Yes, it’s a lot of work. But it’s necessary for my own peace of mind and I suspect others too.

Obviously, there is something going on. We need to map it all first to get a handle on what this is and whether they are related. I’ve seen the compass deviation as well as heard the rumble first hand so I am convinced that neither are “fake”. Each thread is perfectly normal; they descend into name calling pretty quick so I hope we can avoid that. Just the observations.

Please go to the map and if you can manage it use the key below to put your general location on the map. If you can’t manage the map, please u2u me. Or just give us the phenomenon and a general location in this thread. Links to compass instructions are below.

Red balloon= compass off. Blue line connects them. Put degrees off, date, time in the description
Green balloon= compass okay. Green line connects them.
Yellow pushpin= rumble noises. Put the date/time, direction of sound (if you can).

Both of these are odd enough that I feel that we should have an ongoing map of the locations that has both of them on it. We have a world wide reach so we can do this. Compass readings, follow the directions here. Just enter your zip code and Volia’! It even has a handy compass on a map to show you where magnetic north is.

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Russia, U.S. begin data exchange under New START

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en.rian.ru

The right to begin conducting on-site inspections officially begins 60 days after the treaty's entry into force, which is April 6.

The right to begin conducting on-site inspections officially begins 60 days after the treaty’s entry into force, which is April 6.

The United States and Russia have begun exchanging information on their nuclear stockpiles under a new U.S.-Russian arms reduction treaty, a senior U.S. official said.

“With entry into force of the Treaty, we have begun implementing an extensive regime of mutual monitoring and information exchange,” Rose Gottemoeller, the Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, said.

“Our Nuclear Risk Reduction Center transmitted the U.S. database to Russia over this Read more…

U.S. military considers mandatory evacuations in Yokosuka, Japan

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Sailors move food and other supplies across the USS Ronald Reagan's flight deck for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
Sailors move food and other supplies across the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.

Washington (CNN) — The U.S. military is considering the mandatory evacuation of thousands of American troops and their families in Japan out of concern over rising radiation levels, a senior defense official tells CNN.

The official, who did not want to be on the record talking about ongoing deliberations, says there are no discussions to evacuate all U.S. troops across the country. The talks have focused exclusively on U.S. troops in Yokosuka, just south of Tokyo, the official said. Yokosuka is home to America’s largest naval base in Japan. The military is monitoring radiation levels on a constant basis.

As of Monday, the U.S. Navy had no more warships Read more…

True Obama debt bigger than planet’s entire GDP

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www.wnd.com


President Obama

As the Obama administration prepares to finance a Fiscal Year 2011 budget deficit expected to top $1.6 trillion, the American public is largely unaware that the true negative net worth of the federal government reached $76.3 trillion last year.

That figure was five times the 2010 gross domestic product of the United States and exceeded the estimated gross domestic product for the world by approximately $14.4 trillion.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. GDP for 2010 was $14.861 trillion. World GDP in 2010, according to the International Monetary Fund, was $61.936 trillion.

Shock the Washington establishment by participating in the “No More Red Ink” campaign and shut down all new plans for bailouts, “stimulus” spending and even the funding for Obamacare.

“As government obligations continue to spiral out of control and the U.S. government shows no willingness to make the magnitude of spending cuts required to return to fiscal responsible, the U.S. economy is headed to a great collapse coming in the form of a hyper-inflationary great Read more…