Nouvelles du monde et diverses - partie I
Voici une compilation d'importantes nouvelles parues en 2007. Il y a plusieurs articles sur la science, technologies, l'espace et aussi sur des événements importants qui ont eu lieu.
I asked him, he being a retired CIA agent whose path and mine crossed briefly in this life, "If you can't tell me what you did, can you at least tell me what you learned?" His reply woke me up to what I already knew and suspect most humans know in their hearts who live on this planet, but don't want to know. He said, "Oh yes, I can surely tell you what I learned...Nothing in this world is as you are being told."
Nothing in this world is what you are being told. That's one of life's bottom line statements if there ever was one. NOTHING IN THIS WORLD IS AS YOU ARE BEING TOLD. Let that sink in. If that is so, and I suspect it is, how can this help us go inside for a personal spirituality that works for us and does not need to be based on the illusions that others wish for us to believe.
Technology Runs Amok -Exploring The 'Singularity'
The point in time when current trends may go wildly off the charts--known as the "Singularity"--is now getting serious attention. What it suggests is that technological change will soon become so rapid that we cannot possibly envision its results.
Technological change isn't just happening fast. It's happening at an exponential rate. Contrary to the commonsense, intuitive, linear view, we won't just experience 100 years of progress in the twenty-first century-it will be more like 20,000 years of progress.
A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time.
According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an object at more than 186,000 miles per second.
However, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the
THE $73.5 billion global biotech business may soon have to grapple with a discovery that calls into question the scientific principles on which it was founded.
Last month, a consortium of scientists published findings that challenge the traditional view of how genes function. The exhaustive four-year effort was organized by the United States National Human Genome Research Institute and carried out by 35 groups from 80 organizations around the world. To their surprise, researchers found that the human genome might not be a “tidy collection of independent genes” after all, with each sequence of DNA linked to a single function, such as a predisposition to diabetes or heart disease.
We The People Radio Network is sad to announce the passing of our dear friend Aaron Russo. He was a true leader and his gentle approach to film making made his classic "
You gotta be kidding me. A degree in Happy Meals?
NASA Downplays Pilots' Complaints About Fatigue, Security
Anxious to avoid upsetting air travelers, NASA is withholding results from an unprecedented national survey of pilots that found safety problems like near collisions and runway interference occur far more frequently than the government previously recognized.
Just last week, NASA ordered the contractor that conducted the survey to purge all related data from its computers.
This is the sort of crap we used to see in the former
Forty-six-year veteran Vince Weldon contends that in a crash landing that would be survivable in a metal airplane, the new jet's innovative composite plastic materials will shatter too easily and burn with toxic fumes. He backs up his views with e-mails from engineering colleagues at Boeing and claims the company isn't doing enough to test the plane's crashworthiness.
High-school students here rarely get more than a half-hour of homework a night. They have no school uniforms, no honor societies, no valedictorians, no tardy bells and no classes for the gifted. There is little standardized testing, few parents agonize over college and kids don't start school until age 7.
One aspect of difference is that in
Loi de « lustration », ils l’appellent. C’est-à-dire, selon le dictionnaire : de « purification rituelle ». Ce qui ne manque pas d’avoir, dans ce pays au catholicisme chevillé à l’histoire, une signification forte de repentir et de pénitence. Sept cent mille Polonais devront donc, en vertu de cette loi votée en octobre 2006 et entrée en vigueur le 15 mars dernier, confesser s’ils ont collaboré avec les communistes entre 1945 et 1989. Tous les hauts fonctionnaires, les professeurs, les avocats, les directeurs d’école et les journalistes nés avant août 1972 ont désormais jusqu’au 15 mai pour avouer leur « faute ».
The major Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger reported Saturday, between the 23rd and 24th of January the Eutelsat Hot Bird 8 satellite was disrupted by the US Army using very powerful radio interference signals from the ground to block all transmissions. The Swiss news organisation SDA and also the French AFP that send their news wire to media outlets over the satellite, plus a number of TV and radio stations where dead for 24 hours. They could not supply their news service to newspapers anymore. The aim of the US Army was to stop the Iraqi al-Zawraa TV channel from broadcasting insurgency videos showing attacks against US forces. But it was a mistaken identity and they targeted the wrong satellite. The US Army got the wrong channel and actually hit the similar sounding Iraqi al-Zahra TV channel. The one they wanted to get, al-Zawraa, never stopped broadcasting because it uses the Arabsat satellite. This action shows, the
Royal Air Force pilots were asked by a senior RAF official to consider flying so-called “kamikaze” flights as part of the war on terror, the British defence ministry confirmed on Tuesday.
The fiery demise of a fifth rocky planet in our Solar System might have led to a flurry of asteroid impacts that pockmarked the Moon and Earth billions of years ago.
The Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB) is a relatively brief period, about 3.9 billion years ago, when wayward space projectiles heavily pelted the Moon and inner planets. Craters from that chaotic time are still visible on the Moon, but have been erased from Earth, where the crust is continually recycled.
Okay, here is the What Really Happened grand unified theory of the spacey stuff.
4 billion years ago, our sun was 1/2 of a binary star system, which are common in the universe. That is, along with the planets, there was a second star orbiting our sun, or to be more accurate, since this other star was much larger, our sun orbited it. This partner star was about 50 times further away from our sun than Pluto.
3.9 billion years ago, that second star went nova, and blew off a shell of debris which when it raced through our solar system, pockmarked all the planets and moons, and totally destroyed the planet that used to lie between Mars and Jupiter. The expanding shell of gas raced past and today, 3.9 billion years later, forms a very thin planetary nebula which we see as the Cosmic Background Radiation. It must be remembered that what the theory of the Big Bang predicted was a smooth uniform featureless glow in all directions, but what COBE and other instruments actually found is a bubble with obvious structure to it surrounding us on all sides; a planetary nebula as seen from our unique vantage point near its very center.
Somewhere out there in space is the dark and cool remnant of that former partner star, still perturbing the orbits of the planets enough to trigger searches for "hidden planets" from time to time.
Although the work of 39 year old Garrett Lisi still has a way to go to convince the establishment, let alone match the achievements of Albert Einstein, the two do have one thing in common: Einstein also began his great adventure in theoretical physics while outside the mainstream scientific establishment, working as a patent officer, though failed to achieve the Holy Grail, an overarching explanation to unite all the particles and forces of the cosmos.
The science establishment tends to preserve, protect, indeed even fossilize last year's concensus opinion (like the Big Bang) while real breakthroughs often come from outside, from people not even considered "real" scientists (just as bloggers were not considered "real" reporters.
Who knows, maybe someday Rivero's grand unified theory of the solar system (did anyone keep a copy of that?) will be validated!
On 30 August, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft — which has been sailing through space since 1977 — crossed the ‘termination shock’, the boundary between the bubble in space dominated by the solar wind coming from the Sun and the transition region beyond that lies between Earth and interstellar space.
The Sept. 4 burst, named GRB 050904 for the date it was detected, had a redshift of 6.29, which translates to a distance of about 13 billion light years from Earth. (The universe is thought to be 13.7 billion years old.)
Okay, so we have a game ray burst detected originating from a source 13 billion light years from Earth.
But that is not where it is now, that is where the burst WAS ... 13 billion years ago, or 700 million years after the supposed Big Bang.
So, in order for the Big Bang theory to be true, the object that emitted the burst identified as GRB 050904 needed to travel 11 billion light years in only 700 million years, which would require a velocity 18.5 times the speed of light ... which is impossible.
QED, there is a major problem wih the theory of he Big Bang.
Here is a theory. The sun once had a companion star, which was much larger, burned through its fuel more quickly, and went nova. Somewhere out there is the dark cooled core of that former nova, still perturbing the orbits of the planets, including the recently discovered Sedna.
Now, one of the pieces of evidence held up in support of the Big Bang (aka God made it happen) theory is the cosmic background radiation.
But the theory of the Big Bang predicted a smooth featureless glow and the Cosmic Background Radiation is not smooth, indeed it has quite a bit of obvious detail to it.
Therefore, what is being detected and misinterpreted as the echo of the Big Bang is actually the remnants of an ancient planetary nebula seen from our unique vantage point near the center.
The Dark Ages have returned.
Given the past record of artifacts either faked or altered to support Israel's claims regarding the first Temple, caution is warranted. The only two other artifacts purporting to "prove" the existence of Solomon's Temple, an Ivory pomegranate and a stone tablet recording repairs to the Temple, both have been exposed as fakes. So this seal shows up just in the nick of time. Scholars were starting to ask embarrassing questions such as how there could be no remains of the Temple of Solomon at all, when one can hardly take a step in Egypt without tripping over remains of Egypt's history of the same time period.
Just looking at the photo,. it appears that the inscription is a different set of tools (and less finished) than the cultic depiction above. This follows the form of the previously known fakes; a genuine artifact with a faked inscription to increase its value. Such fakes are big business in
People see what they want to see, and as the pomegranate and
After landslide, pro-China Taiwanese eye presidency
Some countries continue to love cluster bomb weapons, particularly because of what they do to small children.
The US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, said the presence of Hassan Dahir Aweys at a meeting in
Have you ever noticed how many countries accused by the
The former Russian spy poisoned in a
Alexander Litvinenko was receiving a retainer of around £
A Belgian prosecutor on Tuesday recommended that the U.S.-based
Only independence for Kosovo can bring stability in the Balkans, Condoleezza Rice said Monday.
""The determination by the U.S and NATO, at all costs, to occupy Kosovo and virtually all of
So folks, just as with