Archive for January 6, 2012

Sinkhole epidemic spreads worldwide!

January 6, 2012 3 comments

All within the last several days, and all over the place.

Some may be associated with the Earthquakes, but most are not.

Allentown, Pennsylvania — [link to]

Kansas City, KS — [link to]

Cambridge, Neb — [link to]

Charlotte, NC — [link to]

Polk City, FL — [link to]

Sleepy Hollow, NY — [link to]

El Paso, TX — [link to]

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — [link to]

Christchurch, New Zealand — [link to]

1/6/2012 — Planet Venus has been HIT by a massive object?! On December 27, 2011

January 6, 2012 5 comments

If you can recall as many mainstream news articles have reported about it, Venus has been unusually bright during that time span…

view this on the SECCHI-B HI-1: what looks like a large impact on the planet Venus. Just as comet Lovejoy passes nearby. The SECCHI website was “out of service” for the past several days — now I think I may understand why.

A possibly large planetary collision occurred.

search the dates starting on 12/24/2011 – through today 1/6/2012 (several recent days not yet available).

here is the link to the blog post on this with screenshots and the direct link to SECCHI:… Read more…

Iran To Hold Largest-Ever Naval Drills Near Strait Of Hormuz

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The newly announced Iraninan drills, codenamed The Great Prophet, may coincide with major naval exercises that Israel and the United States are planning to hold in the Persian Gulf in the near future. AP quoted on Thursday a senior Israeli military official as saying the drills would be held in the next few weeks.

The exercises, called Austere Challenge 12, which both Israeli and U.S. officials have described as the largest-ever joint drills by the two countries…

Moscow: Iran is planning to hold new “massive” naval exercises near the strategic Strait of Hormuz within the next few weeks, the country’s Fars news agency has said, as Tehran’s tensions with the West continue to escalate following threats of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its controversial nuclear program.

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted in the Fars report as saying the Read more…

Tremors Around Iceland’s Katla Volcano (A Bigger Eyjafjallajökull) Reported

January 6, 2012 1 comment

Remember Eyjafjallajökull? The Icelandic volcano that was hilariously mispronounced by every non-Icelandic news reporter but wreaked grim havoc with airlines and airports?

Well, Katla, the more bigger (its magma chamber is easily ten times bigger than the one in Eyjafjallajökull) and easily pronounceable volcano supposedly named after an evil, mythological troll, could produce such disruptive havoc on a bigger scale..funnily enough, in a similar manner to an Internet troll.

When Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010, many were worried that Read more…

Earthquakes Skyrocket in 2011-2011

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Iran, Russia keen on expansion of ties

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Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a telephone conversation on Thursday discussed the latest international and regional developments, as well as ways for consolidation of bilateral ties.

The two sides emphasized on the close cooperation between Tehran and Moscow for resolving the regional issues.

President Ahmadinejad and President Medvedev also emphasized on expansion of bilateral economic ties and trade transactions.

They said that trade transaction between two countries should be done by using the national currencies of both countries and eliminating the dollar from the transactions.

President Ahmadinejad emphasized on the Caspian Sea legal regime while noting that the useful agreements have been reached on avoiding the presence of Read more…

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North Korea bulks up its military: report

January 6, 2012 1 comment

OSAKA, Japan — North Korea doesn’t just do a nice line in belligerent rhetoric; it also has the military hardware to make life difficult for its enemy South Korea, according to a new report.

Just as the North risks economic collapse and starvation the regime has diverted funds to its 1.2 million-strong army and its nuclear weapons program, according to the Korea Economic Research Institute in Seoul.

It has also acquired a record number of tanks, warships and air defense artillery, the independent think-tank said in an unsettling report published this week.

“The depressing reality is it would not be entirely wrong to say North Korea’s military is stronger than the South’s based on updated data from 2011,” the institute said.

The best way for Seoul to deter a pre-emptive attack, it went on, is to make it clear that it is ready to Read more…

High-tech devices leave users vulnerable to spies

January 6, 2012 2 comments

Spy technology is now available to the who wants to glean cellphone information, read private emails and track someone’s location using global positioning systems. And increasingly, experts say, the technologies are being used by spouses and partners to track, harass and stalk.

“Technology has just exploded. It’s so sophisticated now, and it’s very easy to utilize these different technologies to keep tabs on a person and find out where they’re going,” said Gina Pfund, chief assistant prosecutor of the Domestic Violence Unit in Passaic County, N.J.

The person watching or listening is often a family member and frequently a suspicious or controlling partner. They have scanned Facebook pages, viewed online Web-browsing histories, and examined cellphone records for proof. But some take it a step further, planting Read more…

Why Has Gold Been Down?

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In spite of some short-term fixes, there remains no real resolution to the sovereign debt issues in many European countries. We’re certainly not spending less money in the US, and now we’re bailing out Europe via currency swaps with the European Central Bank. Shouldn’t gold be rising?

Yes, but nothing happens in a vacuum. There are some simple explanations as to why gold remains in a funk.

  1. The MF Global bankruptcy, the seventh-largest in US history, forced a high degree of liquidation of commodities futures contracts, including gold. Many institutional investors had to sell whether they wanted to or not. This is similar to why big declines in the stock market can force funds and other large investors to sell some gold to raise cash for margin calls or meet redemption requests.
  2. The dollar has been rising. Money fleeing the Eurozone has to go somewhere, and some of it is heading into Read more…

Welcome to a brave new world: Genetic scientists create freakish man-made monster ants with huge heads and jaws

January 6, 2012 2 comments


A supersoldier next to a normal ant: Scientists say they can create the supersoldiers at will by dabbing normal ant larvae with a special hormone - the larvae then develop into supersoldiers rather than normal soldier or worker antsNightmarish ‘supersoldier’ ants with huge heads and jaws have been created by activating ancient genes.

Scientists believe the monster ants may be a genetic throwback to an ancestor that lived millions of years ago.

Scientists say they can create the supersoldiers at will by dabbing normal ant larvae with a special hormone – the larvae then develop into supersoldiers rather than normal soldier or worker ants.

A supersoldier next to a normal ant: Scientists say they can create the supersoldiers at will by dabbing normal ant larvae with a special hormone – the larvae then develop into supersoldiers rather than Read more…

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