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REAL NEWS Dec. 30

Posted by Xaniel777 on December 30, 2011

TODAY IS : December 30, 2011

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TODAY’S NEWS :

Strait of Hormuz standoff continues as Iran films US aircraft carrier

From Refreshing News

Posted by pooja 

Iran claimed to have successfully taken surveillance footage of a US aircraft carrier near the Strait of Hormuz today as both countries raised the stakes in their standoff over the critical oil route.

The US aircraft carrier which Iran claims went ‘inside the manoeuvre zone’ where Iranian ships are conducting 10 days of wargames in the Gulf

The commander of Iran’s navy said the reconnaissance mission was proof that his fleet had “control over the moves by foreign forces” but it was unclear what intelligence could be derived from the grainy video, which was played triumphantly on state television.

Admiral Habibollah Sayyari’s statement came as Iranian ships, helicopters and submarines continued a 10-day war game exercise designed to give credibility to the country’s threat to close the Strait and choke off the world’s oil supplies if the West moves ahead with sanctions.

The drill is underway in international waters near the Strait and only a few hundred miles from America’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet. The US Navy has vowed to prevent any closure of the channel, through which 15 million barrels of oil pass every day.

A Navy spokeswoman would not comment on the footage but confirmed that the USS John C Stennis, one of the fleet’s largest carriers, was on a “routine transit” through the Strait to provide support to Nato forces in Afghanistan.

Despite the Fifth Fleet’s advantage in firepower, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander vowed yesterday that “Any threat will be responded [to] by threat.”

“We will not relinquish our strategic moves if Iran’s vital interests are undermined by any means,” General Hossein Salami told Press TV.

This afternoon, the US also announced it was selling more than 80 F-15 strike aircraft to Saudi Arabia, an American ally and Iran’s main rival for military dominance in the Middle East. Without specifically naming Iran, the State Department said the sale was intended as “a strong message to countries in the region that the United States is committed to stability in the Gulf and broader Middle East.”

Barry Pavel, Director of the Brent Scowcroft Centre on International Security at the Atlantic Council, said that Iran’s navy was potentially capable of closing the Strait but would be unlikely to do so because of the country’s dependence on revenues from oil exports. “It would have to be a very extreme situation for Iran to basically shut down its own economy,” he said.

The Iranian threat to close the narrow shipping lane was made after the EU, backed by the US, announced it was tightening sanctions on Iran for pressing ahead with its nuclear programme. Europe buys around 20 per cent of all Iranian oil exports and a full embargo would cause serious damage to Iran’s economy.

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US Moves EMP Attack To Iran From North America After Russian Report

From What Does It Mean.com

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

An “urgent” follow-up report from General Director Vladimir Popovkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) to Prime Minister Putin on the failed Phobos-Grunt Mars space probe [photo 2nd left] mission circulating in the Kremlin today states that since his last report (which we reported on in our 26 December report US Warned Could Soon Face Russian Wrath From Space) the Americans who have taken control of this craft have changed their “intended target” from being North America to Iran.

As we had reported on in our previous report, Director Popovkin warned that the Phobos-Grunt probe appeared likely to have been turned into a non-nuclear electromagnetic bomb after it was hijacked after its 9 November launch, and with its roughly 7.5 metric tonnes of highly toxic hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide chemical fuels intended to fire this probe towards Mars now constitute the greatest threat to our planet since the space era began from an object falling out of orbit.

Director Popovkin further stated in his previous report that that should Phobos-Grunt’s Neutron spectrometer, Alpha X spectrometer and Ion spectrometer become activated in full power mode, and if coupled with an explosion of over 7 metric tonnes of both the hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide fuel, an EMP blast could occur, and if exploded at a sufficient height (measured in the tens of thousands of meters) would devastate an area over 1,000 kilometers.

In his new report Director Popovkin states that within hours of his releasing his previous report the United States “mockingly acknowledged” they were the ones who hijacked Phobos-Grunt when the US Strategic Command announced that this spacecraft would enter the atmosphere at 2.22 a.m. Moscow time (22.27 GMT) on 14 January 2012 and fall somewhere between 30.7 Degrees North and 62.3 Degrees East in southwestern Afghanistan near the city of Mirabad close to the Iranian border.

Director Popovkin notes in his new report that it is “impossible” for anyone to so accurately predict the reentry of an out of control and powerless space object without their having control over it, a finding supported by the European Space Agency’s (ESADr. Heiner Klinkrad, regarded as the worlds top expert on falling space junk, who stated yesterday, “Pinpointing today when and where any pieces of Phobos-Grunt will land is not possible.”

To the truer reason(s) behind the US hijacking Phobos-Grunt and turning it into an EMP weapon, Director Popovkin suggests is an American plan to take out Iranian listening posts, radar facilities and other such tactical centers near the Afghanistan border in preparation for an all-out attack while at the same time holding themselves blameless.

Of great fear to the Americans when war erupts between them and Iran are the Russian made Avtobaza ground-based electronic intelligence and jamming systems the Iranians have deployed throughout their Western border region with Afghanistan which recently brought down an RQ-170 Sentinel Drone that was operated by the CIA.

To if Iran is intimidated by these latest US war moves there appears to be no evidence as the Iranians have moved their naval forces into the vital Straight of Hormuz region through which much of the worlds oil flows and where they are now encountering a US Naval force led by one of their aircraft carriers under threat from the Americans that should this region be closed it would mean war.

The American people themselves appear to be nearly oblivious to these latest events their propaganda “mainstream” media continues to cover-up and hide from them and prompting one of their top 2012 Presidential contenders, US Congressman Ron Paul, to warn this past week that their nation is “descending into totalitarianism.”

Congressman Paul’s dire warning, also, appears to be supported by the facts as the US announced this past week that they are increasing internal checkpoints throughout the country and their Congress set to approve a massive increase in funding increase for thousands of more Federal police forces to keep these once free people in check.  

Interesting to note about the internal crackdown being instituted against the American people are the names being used by their Federal police forces that could have been lifted directly from the Nazi German SS handbook of scary names and include: VIPER (forVisible Intermodal Prevention and Response) and ICE (for Immigration Customs Enforcement) teams.

Unbeknownst to these unwitting Americans is that history has always shown that the national security state being created for them always grows and never contracts and has allowed their President to actually inform the US Congress that he has no intention of following the laws they recently passed.

Even worse, new reports coming from the United States show that in the unlikely event a Presidential candidate not approved by the elite (like Ron Paul) should near nomination he (or she) would not be allowed to win.

To the final outcome of these events it is not in our knowing, other than to mention, that even though the American people are being blinded from the truth by a propaganda “mainstream” media beholden to their elite masters, gun and ammunition sales in that once free nation are breaking all records in a sign that these once asleep people are preparing for “something.”

December 29, 2011 © EU and US all rights reserved. Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition it is linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensed under CC-BY and GFDL.

[Ed. Note: Western governments and their intelligence services actively campaign against the information found in these reports so as not to alarm their citizens about the many catastrophic Earth changes and events to come, a stance that the Sisters of Sorcha Faalstrongly disagrees with in believing that it is every human beings right to know the truth.  Due to our missions conflicts with that of those governments, the responses of their ‘agents’ against us has been a longstanding misinformation/misdirection campaign designed to discredit and which is addressed in the report “Who Is Sorcha Faal?”.]

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U.S. presidential hopefuls attack Ron Paul for objection to Iran nuclear strike

{ XANIEL’S NOTE : ‘ RICK PERRY ‘, WHAT A JOKE THIS MAN IS ! SUCKING UP TO ISRAEL AND PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT THE U.S. IS NOT HIS FIRST PRIORITY, NOR WILL IT EVER BE ! } ~~ Xaniel777

Rick Perry: You don’t have to vote for a candidate who will allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

By The Associated Press and Haaretz

Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on Wednesday assailed Ron Paul for saying the U.S. has no business bombing Iran to keep it from acquiring a nuclear weapon, drawing a sharp contrast with their rising rival as he returned to Iowa days before the lead-off caucuses.

“One of the people running for president thinks it’s okay for Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, said in this eastern Iowa city in response to a question from the audience. “I don’t.”

Rick Perry - AP - 28.12.2011

Rick Perry attending a campaign stop at the Westside Conservative Club breakfast, in Urbandale, Iowa. Dec. 28, 2011.

Photo by: AP

It was the first time that Romney has challenged Paul directly since the Texas congressman jumped in polls. Neither he nor Perry, the Texas governor, named Paul, but the target was clear.

“You don’t have to vote for a candidate who will allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Because America will be next,” Perry said in Urbandale, reiterating a line of argument from a day earlier.

“I’m here to say: You have a choice,” Perry added.

As if in rebuttal, Paul’s campaign launched a new television commercial describing him as “principled, incorruptible, guided by faith and principle” and the man to restore the economy. “Politicians who supported bailouts and mandates, serial hypocrites and flip floppers can’t clean up the mess,” it says as photos of Newt Gingrich and Romney appear on screen.

The stepped-up criticism of Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican, comes as surveys show he’s in contention to win Tuesday’s caucuses.

In recent days, conservative opponents including Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann have increased their criticism of Paul on social issues, foreign affairs and inflammatory comments in his decades-old newsletter. By tearing him down, they hope voters will give their campaigns another, closer look after a season marked by candidates who have risen quickly in public standing only to fall back down.

Speaking earlier this week, a former Paul aide indicated that the presidential hopeful held anti-Israel position, which included his belief that Israel should cease to exist as a Jewish state.

However, on Tuesday, another former aide stepped up to defend Paul’s position, saying that the Republican representative wasn’t anti-Israel but objected to any form of U.S. foreign aid.

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CNN Poll Fundamentally Flawed: Romney Is Not Leading Paul In Iowa

New Iowa poll discounts independent, Democratic voters

From Prison Planet

CNN Poll Fundamentally Flawed: Romney Is Not Leading Paul In Iowa 67041824

Contrary to what the Mainstream media would have you believe today, Mitt Romney is not “surging in Iowa”.

A newly released CNN poll out of Iowa suggests that Mitt Romney is once again in the lead ahead of Ron Paul going into the caucuses. However, it is fundamentally flawed in that it does not take into account independent and Democratic voters.

The poll is making headlines today with other media outlets, such as The Huffington Post, claiming that Romney is once again on top in Iowa, having taken the lead from Paul.

Yet, as Nate Silver of the New York Times points out, the poll was conducted by using a list of registered Republican voters and registered Republicans only, provided by the Iowa Secretary of State

That means that independent and Democratic voters, who are easily able to register or re-register as Republicans at the caucus site, have been excluded from the survey.

As we have previously highlighted, a significant chunk of Ron Paul’s support is coming from independent and Democratic voters.

In a recent NBC News/Marist poll, Paul was the only GOP contender to lead in a head to head with Obama among independent voters. Paul also attracted 15 percent of Iowa’s Democrats according to the survey.

As Silver also points out, entrance polls in Iowa in 2008 indicated that roughly 15 percent of participants in the Republican caucus identified themselves as independents or Democrats on the way into the caucus site.

More telling is the poll also released this week by Public Policy Polling, which found that Ron Paul is in the lead in Iowa with 24 percent to Romney’s 20 percent. That survey estimated that 24 percent of potential Iowa caucus participants are currently registered as independents or Democrats and will re-register as Republicans before voting.

“The CNN poll is quite simply missing these voters and therefore will probably underestimate Mr. Paul’s support, perhaps by several percentage points.” Silver explains.

Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

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American civilization could be next to collapse

Posted by poorrichard at Poor Richard’s Blog

By SILVIO LACCETTI | Special to The Tampa Tribune

Can American civilization collapse? You bet. All others have. We don’t need a Mayan calendar to foreshadow the end. Signs are everywhere, we just need a brain to process the onslaught of information.

Of the various cataclysms that 2012 may herald, the first significant one is the Dissolution of the American State.

In America, when we speak of “the state” we mean something like New Jersey. In Europe and elsewhere, it is the central government, including provincial and local governments. It is an entity or apparatus with a life of its own. For most of the history of the world, with very few exceptions, “the state” has been legitimized by gods and kings. As Louis XIV of France declared, “I am the State.” Until the American Revolution, there was a wall of separation between government and its people.

Our American State is founded on the principle of “We the People” as the source of all legitimate authority. Its operation is exemplified by Lincoln’s famous characterization of it in the Gettysburg Address: a government of, by and for the people. But who today believes our current government embodies these principles?

There is no government “of the people” because “We the People” can’t afford to run for office. Candidates need personal fortunes or else most (but not all) will sell out to the special interests.

“For the people”? Only in a convoluted way. Almost 60 percent of all Americans (dependents included) get 100 percent of their income from government (federal, state and local): as workers, Social Security and SSI recipients, other pension beneficiaries and general assistance. The American State, as paymaster to so many people, has created a class of servants. Perhaps this is why the government has no fear to serve itself first. For example, Congress has its own retirement program (not Social Security) its own health benefits and other lifetime perks. The American State also spends billions and billions on programs for corporate and other special interests, thus assuring its survival.

Worse yet, our government is now a “house divided against itself.” It is clearly dysfunctional. Elections are an excuse to sow seeds of hatred and discontent.

There is ubiquitous belief that government doesn’t serve the public good, and there is an overwhelming lack of confidence in Congress.

Our state can save itself, but not its people. It cannot solve any of the complex problems we face, such as crushing debt, health care, educational reform, immigration policy, failing infrastructure, poverty and underemployment.

When the general population has no faith or stake in the state, it will collapse.

Given the seething discontent, two major political issues related to the 2012 presidential election will act as flash points signaling the reshaping and eventual demise of our current state. First is geo-politics, whereby a candidate can dominantly win urban populations in a select number of states and become president. Also, a candidate may win the popular vote and yet not be president. The second is the coming call for the elimination of the Electoral College. Where we go from there is an open question.

Many believe that we can replace our American State with a global system of government that can solve our problems. This would only make matters worse, making what is complex impossibly so. Consider government debt. For a shocking analysis of United States and world debt, go to www.usdebtclock.org. Despite what propagandists say, these liabilities can’t be paid off.

The easiest way out of our debt is to destroy it and U.S. sovereignty by merging it into a world SuperState. After many trillions of wealth are destroyed by taxation, inflation and confiscation, and after much strife, a super-government run by a small number of elites will constitute a new state. There will be fewer liberties and fewer opportunities, but lots of gadgets, games and techno-diversions for all.

But wait. One thing has not been considered. America is still a government “BY THE PEOPLE.” We do have the power to change things, to create an alternate future. The Tea Party has made some significant moves in electing “new” people, albeit from only one party. Occupy Wall Street, distrustful of both parties, may yet provide an impetus for the emergence of new leaders — perhaps even new parties.

What we most desperately need are different kind of leaders. Most current ones are living homages to a credo of Wealth, Power and Fame. We need servant-leaders, people who prioritize service first.

Such leaders prize humility, espouse a sense of community, of nurturing — even of healing. Potential leaders like this do exist among “We the People.” Many more can be found/created.

All of this takes time, and in this crazy age, time is compressed. Now that we are on the downward slope, can “We the People” reverse momentum?

We have done it before and we have not yet perished from the face of the earth.

Silvio Laccetti is a retired professor of history and social sciences at Stevens Tech and a national columnist. Reach him at slaccett@stevens.edu

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Seals with damaged flippers and hair loss ‘are being killed by radiation from Fukushima plant’, biologists warn

  • Seals washed up with hair loss and bleeding lesions

  • 9.0-magnitude quake caused meltdown at Japanese plant in March ( Xaniel’s Note : Was it really an Earth Quake ?? )~~ Xaniel777

From Daily Mail Online

By CHRIS PARSONS

Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether seals are being killed by radiation from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Scores of ring seals have washed up on Alaska’s arctic coastline since July either injured or killed by a mysterious disease which biologists first thought was a virus.

But the bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the seals’ fur coats may have been caused by radiation from the stricken nuclear plant.

Harmed: Seals like this one in Barrow, Alaska, have been found with bleeding lesions, damaged fur and flippers thought to have been caused by radiation from Fukushima, Japan.

Harmed: Seals like this one in Barrow, Alaska, have been found with bleeding lesions, damaged fur and flippers thought to have been caused by radiation from Fukushima, Japan.

Three reactors at the nuclear plant went into meltdown following the catastrophic tsunami caused by an 9.0-magnitude earthquake off Japan’s north-east coast in March.

Now animals several thousands miles away in Barrow, Alaska, are washing up with injuries thought to have been caused by the fallout from the nuclear meltdown.

John Kelley, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said: ‘We recently received samples of seal tissue from diseased animals captured near St. Lawrence Island with a request to examine the material for radioactivity.

Chaos: Three reactors at the Fukushima plant went into meltdown after the tsunami in March which battered Japan's north-east coast

Chaos: Three reactors at the Fukushima plant went into meltdown after the tsunami in March which battered Japan’s north-east coast

‘There is concern expressed by some members of the local communities that there may be some relationship to the Fukushima nuclear reactor’s damage.’

The results of the tests would not be available for ‘several weeks,’ Kelley said.

Water tests have not picked up any evidence of elevated radiation in U.S. Pacific waters since the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which caused multiple fuel meltdowns at the Fukushima plant and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate the surrounding area.

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been seeking the cause of the diseased seals for weeks, but have so far found no answers.

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KEFIR GRAINS, A GIFT FROM GOD to the EVOLUTION THEORY

From Users Chariot.net

While researching culture-products in general, including kefir in the late 1970s to early 1980s, the author came across an interesting abstract [unable to locate the original source material]. This explained microbiologists’ many unsuccessful attempts in the spontaneous production or propagation of kefir grains from non-existing grains. These experiments were performed by culturing pure, mixed starter-cultures, prepared under laboratory conditions from organisms isolatedfrom kefir grains. After failing to propagate kefir grains from such mixed-cultures, the microbiologists came to ask how the Caucasians acquired or propagated the original kefir grains. The Caucasians simply explained something to the effect of…

“The grains were a gift from Allah [God] provided over 1,000 years ago” … which I thought was an appropriate answer.

Come to think, could kefir grains be “manna”? … fallen into milk?

seek and yee shall....


Manna: A sweet white substance God spontaneously provided from the Heavens to feed the hungry Israelites, as Moses led his people to the promised land of milk and honey. Manna means, What is it? [Exodus 16 : 31 Holy Bible]. With this, one may conclude that literally, kefir grains are indeed manna; due to the mystery surrounding the existence of kefir grains, and how they propagate. The fact that manna literally refers to mystery of the unknown is quite obvious in this case.

It is said that the tribe-folk of Caucasus referred to kefir grains as The grains of the Prophet Mohammed and kefir was known as, The drink of the Prophet [Beatrice T. Hunter 1973]. If it is at all possible that kefir grains were some how acquired through Prophet Mohammed [p.b.u.h.], then a logical question comes to mind, How or where did Prophet Mohammed [p.b.u.h.] acquire the original Kefir-Grains?

At the time of writing, it is not well understood scientifically, how the bio-matrix, or a grain is created, or in fact, the relationship involved between different types of organisms in the construction process. The mystery still remains with kefir grains at this point, although there is ongoing research to try and understand the mechanisms involved. When the secret behind the intelligent-like, self-organising micro<^>macro system is better understood, this may help to better understand not only this particular bio-system, but could also give a better understanding of certain diseases. This may include diseases such as tumours, carcinomas, including diseases which involve microbial, or viral etiology [infections e.g.].

This could possibly open doors in other areas e.g., discovering new methods for producing unique chemical compounds, controlling biological waste, and possibly for the control of specific types of pollution. Organic soil enrichment for optimal plant growth and increased yield may also be of some interest. The author prepares an organic fertiliser with kefir fortified with wood ash, sea shells, eggshell, and ground bone meal. This used as a liquid fertiliser gives extensive better yield of fruits and vegetables. Other areas of interest is in the development of more efficient probiotics, by which the probiotic component is better protected within a specifically customized bio-matrix, so higher counts of viable organisms are able to pass through gastric function, and become better established in the gastro intestinal tract in greater numbers– a super-renditioned kefir grain [The super abode of the friendly microbe].

There may be a possibility that understanding the mechanism behind how microbes create a bio-matrix such as kefir grains, could be implemented in nanotechnology.

Kefir grain as a model for the study of the theory of evolution. It is believed through collected evidence perceived by human senses, and then digested with intellectual enzyme power of thought of heavy duty scholars, to form current-day theory of evolution, by which it is calculated that single celled organisms without a nucleus [prokaryotes] such as most microorganisms, came to exist some 4 billion years ago. It is quite possible that the potential for the making of kefir grains may have been possible not long after these events unfolded [their DNA strands ;-]. Although it is calculated that life forms remained quite simple for about 3 billion years after the first single cell organism came to exist, where possibly no multi-cellular organisms forming during that time. So no cows at that point in evolution, and so, no milk was available to create and feed kefir grains, for it is estimated that cows and other mammals came to exist supposedly 3.75 billion years later.

In relevance to the Evolution by Endosymbiosis theory [A theory that tries to explain evolution of life], regarding how singled celled organisms came to form multi-cellular organisms or eukaryotes, kefir grains may resemble a multi-cellular model before more complex life forms came to exist. In this respect, the study of the populations of microorganisms of kefir grains; how they interact, including the compounds they produce and the synthesis of the matrix, could make a good model for such studies, the author thinks (hence he feels:).

Until then, I’ll be content enjoying the benefits and nutrition of a simple glass of traditional kefir. Including harvesting the fruits of ingesting spare kefir grains on a regular basis. Oh, have I mentioned how we not only enjoy a smoothie of kefir blended with fresh fruit, we also enjoy fresh herbs blended with kefir to prepare a super atonic smoothie for breakfast, too?! kefir cheers! Cheers!

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