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North Korea seeks peace treaty with US

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NORTH overnight called for a peace treaty with the US to formally close the Korean War.

The call was made as a senior North Korean official arrived in New York for rare discussions with the US on the stalled denuclearisation talks, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

The US still has more than 28,000 troops in South Korea, close to six decades after the 1950-1953 war on the peninsular ended in a cease-fire, the report said. A peace treaty is a long-held goal for Pyongyang.

“Concluding a peace agreement may be the first step for settling the Korean issue, including denuclearisation,” the north’s official Korean Central News Agency said in a commentary.

Agreeing a peace accord “will provide an institutional guarantee for wiping out the bilateral distrust and opening the relations of mutual respect and equality”, the commentary said.

The six-party talks – involving North and South Korea, the US, China, Japan and Russia – stalled for three years after Pyongyang stormed out in protest over sanctions.

But Pyongyang’s envoy held talks with his Seoul counterpart last week raising the prospect that the dialogue could resume.

In Secret, Senate Panel May Re-Up Vast Surveillance Dragnet

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Most of Congress is busy debating whether to raise the debt ceiling. But starting Thursday, Danger Room is hearing, a group of Senators meeting behind closed doors may consider renewing a controversial law permitting widespread government surveillance of Americans’ communications.

That law would be the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which gave the cover of law to President George W. Bush’s warrantless surveillance program. Beloved by the Obama administration, the law is set to expire — not this year, but in 2012.

But the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence may not be so keen on waiting, Congressional sources say. When the committee meets to finalize the fiscal 2012 intelligence authorization bill to the full Senate floor — the bill that approves the activities of the 16 U.S. spy agencies – some senators will push to include a measure re-authorizing the surveillance act.

The so-called “mark-up” process begins on Read more…

Secret Cloning Projects Exposed: Help Us Warn the World

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July 27, 2011

Help us warn the world- send Alex’s latest video on the Genetic Genocide to everyone you know and/or make your own video,write your own article and tell your neighbor there’s more going on than just the ballgame.

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Evidence Found for Undiscovered Comet That May Threaten Earth

July 28, 2011 1 comment

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February eta Draconid meteor of Feb. 2011
This February eta Draconid was filmed by Peter Jenniskens with one of the low-light-level video cameras of the Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance (CAMS) station in Mountain View, California, at 07:59:24 UT on February 4, 2011.
CREDIT: All Sky Cameras/Peter Jenniskens

A surprise meteor shower spotted in February was likely caused by cosmic “bread crumbs” dropped by an undiscovered comet that could potentially pose a threat to Earth, astronomers announced today (July 27).

The tiny meteoroids that streaked through Earth’s atmosphere for a few hours on Feb. 4 represent a previously unknown meteor shower, researchers said. The “shooting stars” arrived from the direction of the star Eta Draconis, so the shower is called the February Eta Draconids, or FEDs for short.

The bits of debris appear to have been shed by a long-period comet. Long-period comets whiz by the sun very infrequently, so it’s tough to Read more…

US Navy orders laser machine guns

July 28, 2011 1 comment

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US Navy warships will soon be equipped with fearful combination weapons mounts boasting both heavy machine-guns and high powered laser rayguns, it has been announced.

Manufacturer Boeing says it has inked a teaming agreement with the US operations of arms globo-mammoth BAE Systems to build the Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System to naval requirements. We learn that the new raygun installation will be based on the existing Mk 38 Machine Gun System, a robotic gun turret whose primary punch is provided by the fearsome M242 Bushmaster Chain Gun, effectively a light auto-cannon.

The new enhanced laser version will also boast a high-energy laser intended for such tasks as raying small flying robots and/or boats:

The addition of the laser weapon module brings high-precision accuracy against surface and air targets such as small boats and unmanned aerial vehicles. The system also provides the ability to Read more…

More Than 720 Earthquakes Recorded On El Hierro In One Week

July 28, 2011 1 comment
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El Hierro (circled) in The Canary Islands. Google Earth
El Hierro (circled) in The Canary Islands. Google Earth

An unprecedented 720 earthquakes have been recorded on El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, during the past week.

The earthquake swarm has even prompted the Canary Islands Government to convene the first ever meeting of the Steering Committee and Volcanic Monitoring, reflected in the Specific Plan Protection Civil and Emergency for Volcanic Risk, given what it described “the significant increase in seismic activity”.

The National Geographic Institute (IGN) and Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands is continuing to record scores of earthquakes, measuring between 1 and 3 on the Richter Scale,  each day. The majority of earthquakes are being recorded at a depth of between 5km and 15 km.

According to Actualidad Volcánica de Canarias (AVCAN), the vast majority of the tremors have Read more…

Alarming NOAA data, Rapid Pole Shift

July 28, 2011 3 comments

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The NOAA National Geophysical Data Center maintains a data set of annual magnetic north pole coordinates going back to the year 1590, derived from early measurements from ships logs to modern day techniques.

Noting that there has been lots of reporting of pole shift lately, to the point where the phenomenon is actually causing real-world issues such as temporary airport closures, a deeper investigation was in order.

After transferring 420 years of north pole position data from the NOAA Geo Data Center, configuring it to fit in an Excel spreadsheet, adding a complicated formula to determine exact distance between 2 sets of latitude-longitude coordinates, applying the formula to each data point in the series, and then finally plotting it all in a visual graph, it is alarming to discover the Read more…