‘China has presented Poly WB-1, a non-lethal ray gun that can be used for crowd dispersal, by making its targets feel like their skin is on fire. The US version of the weapon was shelved due to practical difficulties and the potential public backlash.
According to the authoritative Jane’s magazine, the WB-1, presented at the Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai last month, has a current range of about 80 meters, though it can be expanded to 1 kilometer.
Using a similar principle to a microwave oven it incites movement in the fat and water molecules located just below the skin surface, making the target feel like they are burning from the inside. As soon as the target steps away from the ray, the pain ceases, purportedly leaving no damage to nerve endings and blood vessels, which are located deeper below the epidermis.’
‘At least 15 people have been arrested during raids today in Spain for being part of so-called “anarchist terror organization” in what the Spanish government is calling #OperacionPandora.
At quarter past five, an operation consisting of four Mossos d’Esquadra mobilized to carry out an operation against the Libertario movement. So far, the Mossos have raided the Kasa de la Montanya, the Libertarian Ateneo de Sant Andreu, the Anarchist Ateneo de Poble Sec and several private homes.’
‘From the perspective of the world’s most notable mycologist, there is nothing more dangerous to life on earth than deforestation because it is within the old growth forests of the world that ancient mycelial fungal networks live, providing crucial connections amongst nature that human beings still know very little about.
Paul Stamets, fungal researcher and author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World says our biggest ecological concerns stem from the poor management and outright ignorant destruction of the world’s forests. Because of this, he says, we are entering the 6th extinction event, the first mass-extinction event where both the cause and the victim is the same, human beings.’
‘It’s lighting up YouTube and outraging scores of Americans in the process.
In a bid to make a mockery of the Lake Worth, Florida’s city council tradition of beginning each session with a Christian-themed invocation, atheist Preston Smith read a “prayer” that alternately hailed and praised both mythical and anti-religious figures.
But before Smith began to read his invocation, three city commissioners joined Mayor Pam Triolo in leaving the chambers.’
‘At least 124 food and outreach organizations, as well as 26 individual scientists, have signed onto a letter sent to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation protesting ongoing human trials of genetically modified (GM), beta-carotene-enriched bananas intended for Africa.
The GM bananas, which never underwent animal trials, are currently being administered to 12 students attending Iowa State University (ISU), presumably without full disclosure as to the many unknown risks involved.
According to the letter, the trials are taking place under the guidance of Dr. Wendy White, an associate professor of food science and human nutrition. Funding for the trials came from a grant issued by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.’
‘The children of Sierra Leone have only a police state to look forward to this holiday season, with Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently announcing that Christmas is officially canceled in the Ebola-stricken West African nation.
According to the AFP, state officials are prohibiting any public displays or celebrations of Christmas, citing escalating Ebola rates in what has been declared to be the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Citizens of Sierra Leone will be required to stay indoors and will be promptly ushered back into their homes if caught in the streets.’
‘Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) plans a legislative push to break up Wall Street’s largest banks and lift the cap on contributions to Social Security.
“If Congress cannot regulate Wall Street, there is just one alternative,” said Sanders in a speech Saturday. “It is time to break these too-big-to-fail banks up so that they can never again destroy the jobs, homes, and life savings of the American people.”
Sanders, who has signaled he may run for president in 2016 to offer a true progressive alternative, said he would introduce legislation at the start of next congressional session to break up the largest investment banks.’
‘New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration has tentatively said no to the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state based on the recommendations of two commissioners who have studied the energy extraction process.
Cuomo met with his top advisers and representatives of the media late this morning, and announced that because fracking is a highly technical field, he required more information and less emotion in his decision-making. So he deferred his decision on fracking to the findings of Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Joseph Martens and acting state health commissioner Howard Zucker.’
‘Palestinian officials are hoping that a U.N. resolution will receive the votes needed for a Palestinian state. But recent reports on how Washington is reacting to the proposals within the U.N. resolution seem that the dream for a Palestinian state is all but a dream. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that the Obama Administration is undecided on how they will vote on the proposals put forward by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Arab league within the U.N. resolution for a Palestinian state with the Security Council before Israel’s elections take place in March 2015.
Press TV reported that Agence France-Presse (AFP) said that “US Secretary of State John Kerry will try to persuade Palestinians not to rush ahead with a draft UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation” it also said that “this comes as Palestinians are set to submit a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday which calls for the recognition of the Palestinian state and sets a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation.”
The report also mentioned a historical fact that “In 2002, the US announced its support for a Palestinian state, opening the way for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1397, supporting a two-state solution.”’
‘Nuclear radiation resulting from the March 2011 Fukushima disaster –which threatens life on planet earth– is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports on Hollywood celebrities.
The shaky political consensus both in Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe is that the crisis at Fukushima has been contained.
The truth is otherwise. Known and documented, the ongoing dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination.’
‘In June, Shell Oil halted its newly dug shale-gas wells at the Yuzivska gas field in southeastern Ukraine, and gave as the reason the civil war there, though only after Ukrainian Government troops had ousted the local residents (who had opposed fracking) was Shell even enabled to dig the wells, so Shell’s departure was puzzling.
Then, on 19 June 2014, Igor Alexeev at the oilprce blog presented the reasonable hypothesis of “The Real Reason Shell Halted Its Ukrainian Shale Operations”: “In reality, the truth may be closer to the fact that company is disappointed with the economic viability of what it once thought was a large shale deposit and is looking for a way out.”’
‘The United States imposed sanctions on certain companies and individuals that had dealings with the Syrian government, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
The Treasury slapped sanctions Wednesday against companies based in Syria, the UAE, Switzerland and the Netherlands as well as 11 officials from the firms.
The companies have provided support for the government in Syria and helped procure fuels for the Syrian military.
Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen said that the US “will seek to disrupt” military support for Syria and “increase the financial and economic pressure it faces.”’
‘A senior British energy official says the UK’s oil industry is “close to collapse” due to a recent dramatic fall in crude prices.
“It’s close to collapse. In terms of new investments – there will be none, everyone is retreating, people are being laid off at most companies this week and in the coming weeks,” said Robin Allan, the chairman of the independent explorers’ association Brindex.
He added that the plunge in oil prices pushed the industry into “crisis” and oil companies are cutting staff and investment to save money.’
‘Palestinians have submitted a draft UN Security Council resolution in an effort to end Israeli occupation by the end of 2017.
The draft was presented to the UN by Jordan, said Palestinian envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour at a press conference on Wednesday.
The draft seeks a final settlement deal with Israel in 12 months and an Israeli withdrawal in late 2017.’
‘Israel’s most advanced anti-ballistic missile system, developed jointly with the US, has failed in its first live test to lock on to a target missile fired over the sea.
The Arrow 3 system at Israeli Palmahim Air Force Base failed on Tuesday to intercept the missile fired over the Mediterranean Sea, senior Israeli security officials said.
“There was a countdown to the launch and then nothing happened,” an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “A decision was made not to waste the interceptor missile.”‘
Why would these people attempt to damage the work of someone who was at the front line 25 years ago before there was a ‘truth movement’ and has already done more to alert people to the truth worldwide than this lot will do collectively if they live to be a thousand?
Who benefits? The System.
Why would they be so quick to criticise the UK Column which is way further down the rabbit hole than they will ever be prepared to go?
Who benefits? The System.
You can expect some major attempts to discredit me in the next few months which are bubbling in the background at the moment because I am getting far too close to the truth and they know that I won’t be intimidated or silenced.
I take it as a compliment and I’ll just run at them quicker.
Watch this space and all that.