Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chandrayaan-1 Finds Water on the Lunar Surface...

Chandrayaan-1 has reportedly found water on the lunar surface -- one of the main missions of the spacecraft. According to The Times newspaper, India's first lunar mission has found evidence of large quantities of water on its surface.

Confirming this to The Pioneer on Thursday in Bangalore over phone, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G Madhavan Nair said,” there is confirmation of traces of water on Moon. It is a path breaking event as far as Chandrayaan mission is concerned. It is very significant. So far no lunar mission has confirmed the presence of water particularly”.

more from Reuters...


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Obama seeks Patriot Act extensions...

Photo by Steve Rhodes

The Obama administration has asked Congress to extend three contentious provisions of the USA Patriot Act - a bill once described by President Obama as "shoddy" - and urged an appeals court to deny access to U.S. courts for detainees at a military prison in Afghanistan.

The three portions permit roving wiretaps, the seizure of certain business records and the monitoring of suspected "lone wolf" terrorists. Mr. Weich said the administration is willing to consider modifications that provide additional privacy protections provided they do not undermine the effectiveness of the provisions.

The American Civil Liberties Union said it is "disappointed" that the administration wants "the reauthorization of the three expiring provisions." The group said, however, that it is "encouraged" by the administration's willingness to discuss reforms to the Patriot Act, which President Obama in 2004 called "a shoddy piece of legislation."

Obama seeks Patriot Act extensions - Washington Times

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Know your cellphone's radiation level!!!

Now a Comprehensive Online Guide To Low-Radiation Wireless Devices

Please pay heed to the dangers of cell phone use!!! Better consumer information is vital. Recent scientific studies have produced evidence linking brain and salivary gland tumors to cell phone use. The state of the science, while far from definitive, is provocative and troubling and requires more research.

Now you can get access to data tailored to your specific cellphone.

Please access this free, user-friendly online tool to review your cellphone.

Health agencies in six nations -- Switzerland, Germany, Israel, France, the United Kingdom, and Finland -- have issued warnings to limit cell phone use, particularly by children, whose softer, thinner skulls are less able to shield the brain from radiation. Scientists have found that children's brains absorb twice as much cell phone radiation as those of adults.

Read press release here.

Take care of yourself!!!


Monday, September 07, 2009

American Government Upset War Reality Made Public...

The heartbreaking image of a dying U.S. marine that has reignited American divisions over the Afghan war...

It is a deeply disturbing image which depicts the grim reality of war - a fatally wounded U.S. soldier lies slumped in the mud as fellow marines desperately try to save him as his young life ebbs away.

But the release of the picture by a news agency in the U.S., which went against the wishes of the victim's family, has sparked a furious debate which has divided a nation.

The grim photograph shows Lance Corporal Joshua 'Bernie' Bernard, 21, shortly after he was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade during a Taliban ambush of his squad last month in Dahaneh, Afghanistan.

The U.S. defence secretary, Robert Gates, condemned the decision by the news agency Associated Press to publish the graphic photograph after Bernard was killed in Afghanistan.

In a scathing letter to Tom Curley, president and chief executive of the AP, Gates said the decision was 'appalling', saying it was a matter of 'judgment and common decency' not to publish the photo.

Gates wrote in the letter: 'I cannot imagine the pain and suffering Lance Corporal Bernard's death has caused his family.

'Why your organisation would purposely defy the family's wishes knowing full well that it will lead to yet more anguish is beyond me.

'Your lack of compassion and common sense in choosing to put this image of their maimed and stricken child on the front page of multiple newspapers is appalling.'

However, AP has defended the decision, which editors said they made only after careful review and sharing the pictures with the family.

The news agency said it decided 'to make public an image that conveys the grimness of war and the sacrifice of young men and women fighting it'.

Original AP Post: ©

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My sympathy and condolences to the Bernard family and friends on their tragic loss. Many years ago during the U.S. Civil War, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman said "War is Hell". Photos like this can help with the lesson of the words which the human race and America in particular need to reflect upon... At least let's be truthful about what is being done by us and done to us in our name.

Now...wouldn't peAce be a better choice?

Capitalism is evil.

Capitalism is evil. That is the conclusion U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore comes to in his latest movie "Capitalism: A Love Story," which premieres at the Venice film festival Sunday.

Blending his trademark humor with tragic individual stories, archive footage and publicity stunts, the 55-year-old launches an all out attack on the capitalist system, arguing that it benefits the rich and condemns millions to poverty.

"Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil," the two-hour movie concludes.

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Read more on Moores film....


Sunday, September 06, 2009

topbop! on MySpace Music

music by topbop!™ on MySpace Music

Sometimes a process takes time to unfold...The flame within...the flame of peAce...must burn ever brighter in our hearts. Those that die brought down by the killing machines, we mourn their loss. Is it necessary that they die this way now?

Poised at the brink of daybreak a ray of light leaps over the horizon to my eyes. It is you. My soul rushes to meet yours and we harmonize in the music of that moment and that moment alone...

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. - Philip K. Dick

Saturday i had this thought... earth will survive, not looking as good for humankind... As we drove over the mountains that lie between northern Nevada and northern California we saw several wildfires burning along the roadside. Fire trucks were scurrying towards several of them, along the way passing up smaller conflagrations ... Reflecting upon this, it occurred to me that the impacts on humankind of our planet's natural forces are, after all, referred to as "acts of God"... Witness the trends... massive earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, disease epidemics, and yes, raging wildfires... The planet is a single, and in a very literal sense, a living organism. It, as an organism, will survive the onslaught of the human race's ignoble pollution and outright shameful destruction. She possess mechanisms that will ultimately work to cleanse it of the malady known as humankind... and we work with earth to hasten our own demise... Rise Rainbow Warriors!!! Rise!!! peAce... topbop!

...a gentleman ( least that is Robert's intent, 100%) and warm-hearted friend...Sometimes a fool but always caring. Living and learning and loving it. What day is this and do you really care?

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peAce and BlessIngs...

Saturday, September 05, 2009

New Afghan 'poll frauds' emerge....

Further evidence has come to light of widespread fraud during the recent Afghan presidential election. Read the BBC Story...

Hope the people are enjoying the fruits of democracy...


Sunday, August 30, 2009


Gleefully reposted here for the sheer delight and pleasure of a close personal friend...

"Even with equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, the bitterness of a Negroni firmly establishes the drink as a Campari-based cocktail. No one is undecided about a Negroni. This Italian big brother to the Americano and distant cousin to the martini is so bitter that its dissenters swear it should be stored in the medicine chest. Its fanatical adherents bask in its ruddy glow and tongue-tingling taste. Some contend that this classic cocktail dates back to Florence in the 1920s, when the flamboyant count—and noted tippler—Camillo Negroni asked for a splash of gin added to his Americano. Others say that the drink, mixed with vodka or gin, has been around as long as the Americano...."

Named a Negroni by the Campari company itself. Enjoy hon...

Narrative Quote: © 2009 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved

the Recipe...


  • 1 ounce gin

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1 ounce Campari

  • Slice of orange


  1. Pour gin, vermouth, and Campari into a chilled Old Fashioned glass over ice; garnish with a slice of orange.


Dry Negroni: Substitute dry vermouth for the sweet vermouth.

Recipe © Copyright Quirk Books


Friday, August 28, 2009

faked ... ?!

You can tell Apollo was faked because ... only two astronauts walked on the moon at a time, yet in photographs such as this one where both are visible, there is no sign of a camera. So who took the picture? what else is new...


'Moon rock' in Dutch museum is just petrified wood

AMSTERDAM -- The Dutch national museum says one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon by U.S. astronauts, is just a piece of petrified wood.

The museum acquired the rock after the death of a former prime minister, who received it in 1969 from the then-U.S. ambassador during a visit by the Apollo 11 astronauts.

An expert saw it on display in 2006 and told the museum it was unlikely NASA would have given away any moon rocks three months after Apollo returned to earth.

Geologists from Amsterdam's Free University said they could see at a glance the rock was not from the moon.

A museum spokeswoman said Thursday the geologists identified it as petrified wood worth no more than euro50 ($70). story here...
...and here. what else is new? dept...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

'Morally dangerous' Bruno banned in Ukraine

Have you seen this movie? It is rather "a piece of work"... Not really sure how it made it past the "censors" in America... What do you think?

'Morally dangerous' Bruno banned in Ukraine

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Friday, May 29, 2009

The hidden massacre: Sri Lanka’s final offensive against Tamil Tigers

More than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most as a result of government shelling, an investigation by The Times has revealed.

The number of casualties is three times the official figure.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Army chief: U.S. ready to be in Iraq 10 years...

Gen. George Casey, the Army chief of staff, said the world remains dangerous and unpredictable, and the Pentagon must plan for extended U.S. combat and stability operations in two wars. "Global trends are pushing in the wrong direction," Casey said. "They fundamentally will change how the Army works."

Look at this from a year ago!!!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Economic Stimulus Bill...Read It and Remember...

Please take the time to be informed about what your government is doing...and remember this bill. Take stock of where things are six months from now, a year from now. Decide if you feel the economy was "stimulated" or if certain pockets were stimulated leaving the rest of us with the "bill"!

Here is the actual text of the bill, from the official U.S. Federal government site, all 1,073 pages of it:



Obama's Rhetoric Is the Real "Catastrophe"?

President Barack Obama has turned fearmongering into an art form. He has repeatedly raised the specter of another Great Depression. First, he did so to win votes in the November election. He has done so again recently to sway congressional votes for his stimulus package.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Signs of the Times?

Interesting times we live in.... Sometimes it would appear that a curious sequence of events is taking shape...first this miraculous crash landing, then this crash with a much less positive outcome, and then satellites collide, now subs. What will happen next???

In the series of unexpected events...perhaps peAce will break out?

G-7 says: World to stay in slump

Group of Seven finance chiefs vowed to tackle a “severe” economic downturn that will persist for most of 2009 without spelling out new steps to do so (The Geithner Plan).

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Senators support Israel in battles with Hamas...

As the United Nations and the Red Cross condemned the Israeli assault on Gaza, the US Senate approved a measure overwhelmingly supporting the attack. The non-binding measure passed by unanimous voice vote. Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell both spoke in favor of the Israeli invasion.

more here...

someday let's try peAce...