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MUST SEE! Classified government forecast shows Fukushima contamination spreading in Pacific over 5 years

MUST SEE! Classified government forecast shows Fukushima contamination spreading in Pacific over 5 years

As if this was not bad enough, Japan Reacts to Fukushima Crisis By Banning Journalism.

Japan will likely pass a new anti-whistleblowing law in an attempt to silence criticism of Tepco and the government:

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is planning a state secrets act that critics say could curtail public access to information on a wide range of issues, including tensions with China and the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

The new law would dramatically expand the definition of official secrets and journalists convicted under it could be jailed for up to five years.


The media had essentially stopped covering the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima up until a few weeks ago. Reports began surfacing about the current situation that has unraveled since the accident in 2011. There is a radioactive plume as a direct result of the power plant leaking particles into the Pacific Ocean. The plume is so immense that it will actually reach the coast of the U.S. as early as 2014.

As of August 2013, the severity rating was raised to Level 3 on an international scale of radio-logical releases by the Nuclear Regulation Authority. The spokesman of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) stated “300 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked from a stainless steel tank on the territory of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.”

While checking a tank which has a capacity to hold 1,000 tons of radioactive water, the workers noted that there was only 700 tons inside. Even worse news is that TEPCO did not equip that tank with a water gauge which means that there was no way to accurately ascertain the amount of water inside nor the time period to which the leak started. – (Japan Times)

Breaking: Mysterious underground pyramids unearthed in Italy

A group of Italian and American archaeologists discovered unique underground pyramid in the town of Orvieto, Italy, says The constructions carved in volcanic limestone rock were found underneath a wine cellar of a residential house. All lower constructions were completely buried under the ground.

Pyramid excavation in Italy

Pyramid excavation in Italy

“Within this upper section, which had been modified in modern times and was used as a wine cellar, we noticed a series of ancient stairs carved into the wall. They were clearly of Etruscan construction,” David B. George of the Department of Classics at Saint Anselm said.

During excavations, the scientists discovered that the buildings had a pyramidal shape. In addition, several tunnels were found going far deeper into the cellar.

The scientists believe that the construction was erected by Etruscans – the tribes that populated the north-west of the Italian Peninsula in the I Millennium BC. According to sources, during the VI-IV centuries BC, the town of Orvieto was a culturally and economically developed Etruscan city. Afterwards, the city came under the influence of Rome, until it was finally conquered in 264 BC, reports.

People have always lived in this place before. The wine cellar from the middle of the XX century hides the medieval layer underneath. Artifacts of the antique period were found under the cellar: fragments of ancient utensils dating back to the first millennium, as well as Etruscan pottery of the V century BC, the Russian World says.

However, underground tunnels that connect the carved pyramids became the most curious finding. Although archaeologists have only begun to explore the unusual discovery, they make early assumptions of how it could be used. “We are convinced that this is neither a mine nor a reservoir. The finishing of the walls proves the first, while the absence of dirt deposits proves the second assumption. – David George said. – So the construction could be used for religious purposes, but it could also be a tomb,” the researcher said. According to the scientist, both versions raise great interest with historians, because nothing like that has ever been found in Italy before.

Etruscan tribes are one of the biggest mysteries of antiquity for the scientists. Living on the territory of ancient Italy, they created a well-developed culture, which exerted great influence on the Roman civilization. The Romans borrowed engineering art from the Etruscans, a part of religious ceremonies and even gladiator fights.

Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom’s Mansion Raided by FBI,SWAT for Copyright Infringement (video)

‘Kim Dot Com’, Megaupload Founder Was Barricaded in Room with Shotgun Before Police Arrested Him

This story gets more strange as it goes. The larger than life Kim Schmitz, aka Kim Dot com was arrested last Thursday on copyright infringement and theft violations on his website. We are not sure how many people knew the facts leading up to the arrest. Apparently, it was not an easy arrest one.

Reporters from The Global Post, the 37 year old German national had the feds raid his home but had to take careful steps to get to him as he had a shotgun ready to take aim at any time.

According to Agence France Presse, armed police had to cut into a locked safe room where Schmitz had barricaded himself with a sawn-off shotgun. Officers also seized his collection of luxury cars –with number plates reading “God,” “Mafia Hacker” and “Guilty” – and froze up to $10 million NZD ($8 million USD) in a number of New Zealand bank accounts.

Reports state there were more than 20 raids in similarity and in connection with this case that were carried out in 9 other countries.

The other suspects arrested are Megaupload’s co-founder Mathias Ortmann and chief marketing officer Finn Batato, both from Germany, and Dutch national Bram van der Kolk, who oversees programming, reported Radio New Zealand. Graphic designer Julius Bencko, head of business development Sven Echternach and software developer Andrus Nomm have also been charged, but not yet arrested.

Defeated Kim Schmitz has stated he wants his court appearance to be live because he says he has nothing to hide.

Da Vinci’s self-portrait in poor condition, damaged beyond repair

Researchers say a self-portrait by the legendary Italian painter and architect, Leonardo da Vinci, kept in a vault in the city of Turin, is in poor condition and probably beyond repair.

The invaluable drawing which depicts the Italian Renaissance artist in his 60s was exposed to sunlight after being framed for an exhibition in 1929.

The exposure has caused the artwork to develop red blotches, stains and fungi, which have caused its deterioration to the point that any attempt to restore the painting may destroy the masterpiece.

“I think we need to think very hard before we do anything to this very familiar face,” said Jane Roberts, Royal Librarian and Curator of the Print Room at Windsor Castle.

The Royal Library of Turin, which serves as a restoration institute, and scientists are still deliberating to reach a decision on whether to attempt the restoration.

Done with red chalk on paper, the small drawing was shown in a rare exhibition on 2011 as part of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

This is while experts say from now on the masterpiece will be put on display for short periods of time and with a limited number of visitors.

Archaeology: Indonesia, beneath the volcanic ash Ancient a lost kingdom is discovered

Archaeology: Indonesia, beneath the volcanic ash Ancient a lost kingdom is discovered

Archaeologists have discovered ancient houses as well as precious artifacts and jewels from a buried kingdom, beneath the volcanic ash in Indonesia.

The excavated remains were found on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa near the foot of the Tambora volcano known for its largest eruption in recorded history.

“Based on the unearthed remains, particularly the many bronze objects and jewels, evidence suggests the site was once inhabited by the wealthy or elite who had grown prosperous through trade,” said a member of the investigative team and a PhD candidate with Bristol University in UK Emma Johnston.

“We know from the excavations and deposit stratigraphy that the houses were mostly inhabited when the accumulating pumice fall led to the collapse of the houses, trapping and killing those inside,” she explained.

The design and decoration of the discovered artifacts suggest a link between the Tamboran culture and that of Vietnam and Cambodia, the experts claimed.

The Tamborans historically were known in the East Indies for their honey, horses, red dye and sandalwood.

In 2004, an archaeological team discovered pottery fragments and bones that belonged to the Tamboran culture in the volcanic area near the little village of Pancasila.

The recent excavation is in continuation of the 2006 project under the leading of Dr M. Geria of the Bali Institute for Archaeology.

The experts hope to learn more about the buried kingdom, with an estimated population of about 10,000 people, and gain more data about the flow of events that led to their death.

A 9,500-year-old bracelet reveals amazing craftsman’s skill

Bracelet reveals amazing craftsman’s skill from 7500BC (so good it couldn’t be bettered today)

A 9,500-year-old bracelet has been analysed using the very latest computers – and the results show that it is so intricate even today’s craftsmen would struggle to improve it.

Researchers from the Institut Français d’Etudes Anatoliennes in Istanbul and Laboratoire de Tribologie et de Dynamiques des Systèmes studied the bracelet’s surface and its micro-topographic features revealing the astounding technical expertise of the maker.

The bracelet is obsidian – which means it’s made from volcanic glass – and the researchers analysis of it sheds new light on Neolithic societies, which remain highly mysterious.

Discovered in 1995 at the site of As?kl? Höyük in Turkey, it was analysed by software designed to characterise the ‘orange peel effect’ on car bodywork.
his process revealed that the bracelet – 10cm in diameter – was made and polished using highly specialised manufacturing techniques.

In fact, the surface was polished to a degree equal to that of today’s telescope lenses.

The bracelet is the oldest known example of an obsidian item, common during the Neolithic period.

The obsidian craft reached its peak in the seventh and sixth millennia BC with the production of all kinds of ornamental objects, including mirrors and vessels.

Neolithic people – or those leaving in what’s sometimes termed as the New Stone Age – were essentially skilled farmers, who could also turn their hand to the manufacture of various ornaments.
The result of the study is published in the December 2011 issue of Journal of Archaeological Science.


England: Children could be removed from their Family for being fat

Although it sounds like the story of the twilight zone, it looks like in England, it is illegal to be fat.

Four obese children are on the verge of being permanently removed from their families by social workers after their parents failed to bring their weight under control.

In the first case of its kind, a mother and father are now faced with what they called “intolerable” likely never see them again.

Three daughters, aged 11, seven and one-five-year-old son and would “encourage non-contact” or accepted.

Anyway, just hope the family will be reunited if children try to follow their parents when they become adults.

The couple, who have been married for almost 20 years and has not been declared to protect the identity of their children are “draconian ‘ultimatum three years ago, as reported in The Mail on Sunday.

Warned that children should be thin or be accommodated, the family spent two years living in a council house, funded by “Big Brother” in which they were continuously monitored and the food we eat is controlled.

But although they undergo intensive supervision, social workers do not impose rules on what foods children should eat, and apparently there was little or no improvement.

News of the decision to remove them was broken in two, from Dundee, on Tuesday. Critics call it disgraceful violation of human rights and a chilling example of the power of the state to interfere in family life.

In an emotional interview, 42-year-old mother said: “We can not be perfect parents, but we love our children with all my heart. To face the future where we will never see them again is unbearable.

“They picked us because of our size to start and they just were not released, despite the fact that we have done everything to lose weight and meet their demands. We’re going to fight to the bitter end. It even feel like prisoners have more human rights than we do. ”

They have not committed any crime and are not accused of cruelty or violence. Their lawyer, Joe Miles said that there was “nothing sinister lurking in the background” and accused social workers, not to act in the best interests of the family.

“Dundee Social Services Department appear to have locked horns with this couple and will not quit,” he said, adding that the monitoring of projects caused more problems than it solves. “Parents are constantly being accused of bad parenting and live under a microscope.

They are older three children are all confused and angry at the ruling.

Speaking through tears, said 15-year-old daughter: “Social workers should hang their heads in shame. The weight of a person is their own business and only we can do nothing about it, not them. My parents are good people and they love us all. Four young do not know what is about to happen to them. ”

Social workers in early 2008 became known to the family after a son accused his father hit him on the forehead. In fact, he fell and hit his head on a heat sink – a fact he later admitted. However, the statement opens the door to the investigation of obesity.

While the couple have acknowledged their lawyer called “lower class” parenting issues that it deserves support, they were aghast when the issue of weight is retained as a major source of concern.

Report of the Council at the time, said: “With the exception of one name], children are overweight. Advice is given in terms of diet, but there is no improvement. Appointments with a dietician have been missed.”

At this point, then their 12-year-old son weighs 16 stone, 11-year-old sister weighed 12 stone and three-year-old sister weighed four stone. It is not known how four small children weigh now.

They were ordered to send their children to dance lessons and soccer and were given three months time to remove weight. , When it is not, children are placed in foster homes, but was allowed to visit their parents.

After a few objected to this procedure, the Council agreed to move them in a one bedroom apartment in a supported unit, managed by the project ‘Dundee Families. They insisted that the couple living with three of their children at a time.

During the meal, a social worker, stood in the room taking notes. Doctors have expressed concerns that the children put on weight when they spent some time with your parents, say they are vehemently denied.

The couple and their children must also adhere to a strict curfew of 23:00. This includes the “OC” and fill in the sheet by an employee who lived on the spot.

Although the weight of children is a major concern, other claims are included in the report. It showed that social workers were worried when the youngest child is found unattended crawl. Parents say they were never far from the apartment and had no stairs.

They also, “he tries to put dangerous things in their mouths.’s Family say it is natural in young children, and she was never successful.

Social workers are even more worried when she crawled through the contents of an overturned ashtray – “unfortunate one-off incident”, say parents. All concerns were rejected by the legal team of the family, as problems with “low class”.

Understandably, the father broke under the pressure of so carefully observed in January this year, and moved to the Council for an apartment elsewhere in the city.

In the next few months, the mother violated the lunch and dinner meals observations of his own recognition of “several” occasions, while taking children to see their father.

She never broke a personal 23 o’clock curfew, but once allowed seven-year-old daughter to stay with his father’s flat after she fell asleep. She did not want to worry and says the child has two parents, not one “and in” good hands “.

These violations have led staff to process failure and said his mother, was asked to leave the unit in April this year. She moved into the apartment of her husband, but children are handed over to foster parents.

Her lawyer said he plans to use independent experts to prove that children want to live with their parents and were damaged by the intervention of social workers. He added: “We may eventually turn to human rights laws.”

His father, aged 56, said: “We tried very hard to do everything asked of us. My wife cooked healthy foods such as homemade spaghetti bolognese and minced meat and potatoes, we cut snacks and only allows the children sweets Saturday. But nothing we’ve ever had enough.

“The pressure of living in the family unit will have a broken one. We were treated like children and cut off from the outside world. Is unacceptable to have a social worker stands and watch you eat. I want other families to know what can happen once social workers participate. We will fight them until the end to get our beloved children. ”

Estimated 26 million British adults will be overweight by 2030, with levels of obesity, running an all time high among children. Official statistics show those who are overweight, 50 percent spend more time in hospital, further put pressure on the NHS.

There, Fry, honorary chairman of the foundation for the growth of children, said: “This is a disgrace. These parents are clearly trying to comply. They are, if you like, play the game of” Dundee City Council, and yet they are still losing their children. ”

Dundee City Council said: “The Council always acting in the best interest of the children with their welfare and safety in mind.” source: dailymail uk


Britain’s secret files confirms Israeli had nukes for 3 Decades!


A newly released British document confirms that Israel has possessed nuclear weapons for more than three decades.

Secret files released by Britain’s National Archives said on Wednesday that British officials feared Tel Aviv would use its nuclear weapons in case of another war with Arab countries in the region.

Israel’s Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert

Israel, which is considered as the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, has never confirmed or denied that it has produced nuclear warheads. It has refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and also adamantly rejected international inspection of its nuclear facilities.

Former US President Jimmy Carter acknowledged for the first time in May 2008 that Tel Aviv has 150 nuclear warheads in its arsenals.

In 1986, Israeli nuclear technician, Mordechai Vanunu, leaked the news that Israel had between 100 and 200 nuclear weapons.

Vanunu was a former worker at the country’s Dimona nuclear reactor in the Negev desert.

In May 2010, the UK’s Guardian newspaper said secret South African documents reveal that in 1975, Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the then-apartheid regime in South Africa.

According to documents obtained by the newspaper, a secret meeting between the then-Israeli defense minister, Shimon Peres, and his South African counterpart, P.W. Botha, ended with an offer for the sale of warheads “in three sizes.”

The Guardian claimed that those “sizes” referred to conventional, chemical and nuclear weapons.

Israel has initiated several wars in the region in its 60-year-old history of occupation of Palestinian territories in the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).


Mysterious Secret Bilderberg Group to Discuss Potential Collapse of Europe


As the Bilderberg conference heads towards Switzerland there’s still time to book your seat on a minibus to St Moritz.

As Europe groans, and austerity bites, as defaulting looms, and once proud nations fall to their knees in debt, there’s only one annual conference of bankers and industrialists that can step in and save us all…


Next week, in Switzerland, Henry Kissinger and his brave band of corporate CEOs, high-wealth individuals and heavyweight thinktankers will lock arms with Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and David Rockefeller, and stand their ground against the economic contagion.

The last thing a bunch of bank bosses and multinational executives wants is for the nation-states of Europe to collapse, allowing their assets to be bought up on the cheap. Right?

Besides, if anyone can lay claim to fathering the EU, it’s Bilderberg. Sixty years ago, Europe was a mere Bilderbaby, conceived in a solemn ceremony on Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands’ mattress. It grew into a fine young Bilderboy, but the years have caught up with it, and now it seems its knees are creaking and its heart is weak.

Perhaps the clear mountain air of St Moritz will prove just the tonic. The Bilderberg Group is gathering there between 9-12 June, at the Hotel Suvretta House, described on its website thus: “Like a beautiful fairytale castle, our hotel is embedded in the fantastic alpine landscape of the Upper Engadine.” No mention of the magical rooftop snipers or the fairytale ring of armed riot police, but maybe they’ll be updating their website in time for the conference.

The hotel promises that the Privatsphäre of the guests will be utterly respektiert, which goes for the conference, as well: the press will be lucky to get a whiff of Kissinger’s toast in the morning. It’s a shame the attendees are still so phobic of attention, seeing as how this year there’s shaping up to be more press interest than ever. People and the media have finally started noticing this quiet little conference at the centre of the storm. The last two countries to play host to the meeting were Greece and Spain, both of whom waved goodbye to Bilderberg and said hello to austerity and unrest. Happy Christmas, Switzerland.

This year, a bunch of less-than-happy Brits are heading out to St Moritz by minibus, to voice their concern at the policies being thrashed out at the conference. They’ve dubbed their fifteen-seater the Bilderbus, and it leaves Nottingham on Tuesday after work. There are still ten seats to fill: it’s £95 return, and camping’s cheap when you get there. And I can’t stress this enough: it really is a sight to behold. (The conference, not the minibus).

There are two seats free on the bus, since Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Ken Clarke have both been forced to cancel. Which is good news for the chamber maids at the Suvretta House (because Ken is so very untidy – cigar stubs and Ornette Coleman CDs everywhere …)

If you’d like to book a place on the minibus, you can email the organisers at this address: And if you’re interested to see what crops up on the official Bilderberg agenda, then keep an eye on their website. Jockeying for position are the crisis in the eurozone, the Arab Spring, the Fukushima fallout (with Germany backing away from nuclear), and of course, what to do about the internet. That old chestnut.

Maybe this year they’ll hold a press conference like, I don’t know, grown-ups might. I won’t be holding my breath. But I will be sniffing the air of St Moritz. If I find out one thing this year, it’s going to be what Kissinger has for breakfast. Live eels snatched from a bucket? Or ducklings? Suddenly I’m imagining ducklings. And a mallet.


Mysterious markings in Secret Chamber discovered at Great Pyramid of Giza


London, England (CNN) — A robot explorer has revealed ancient markings inside a secret chamber at Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

Marks found in tiny chamber at the end of a passage date from 4,500 years ago
The painted hieroglyphs and stone markings were filmed using a robot camera
Scholars hope they will explain why the mysterious shafts were built

The markings, which have lain unseen for 4,500 years, were filmed using a bendy camera small enough to fit through a hole in a stone door at the end of a narrow tunnel.

It is hoped they could shed light on why the tiny chamber and the tunnel — one of several mysterious passages leading from the larger King’s and Queen’s chambers — were originally built.

The markings take the form of hieroglyphic symbols in red paint as well as lines in the stone that may have been made by masons when the chamber was being built.

According to Peter Der Manuelian, Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University, similar lines have been found elsewhere in Giza. “Sometimes they identify the work gang (who built the room), sometimes they give a date and sometimes they give guidelines to mark cuttings or directional symbols about the beginning or end of a block,” he said.

CNN Money video: How much would the Great Pyramid cost to build today?

“The big question is the purpose of these tunnels,” he added. “There are architectural explanations, symbolic explanations, religious explanations — even ones relating to the alignment of the stars — but the final word on them is yet to be written. The challenge is that no human can fit inside these channels so the only way to do this exploration is with robots.”

Pictures of the markings have been published in the Annales du Service Des Antiquities de l’Egypte, the official publication of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, following an international mission led by the Minister for Antiquities.

The robot explorer that took the images is named Djedi, after the magician whom Pharaoh Khufu consulted when planning the layout of the Great Pyramid. It was designed and built by engineers at the University of Leeds, in collaboration with Scoutek UK and Dassault Systemes, France.

Although robots have previously sent back pictures from within the pyramid’s tunnels, Djedi’s creators say it is the first to be able to explore the walls and floors in detail, rather than just take pictures looking straight ahead, thanks to a “micro snake” camera.

The camera also scrutinized two copper pins embedded in the door to the chamber at the end of the tunnel. In a statement, Shaun Whitehead, of Scoutek UK, said: “People have been wondering about the purpose of these pins for over 20 years. It had been suggested that they were handles, keys or even parts of an electrical power plant, but our new pictures from behind the pins cast doubt on these theories.

“We now know that these pins end in small, beautifully made loops, indicating that they were more likely ornamental rather than electrical connections or structural features. Also, the back of the door is polished so it must have been important. It doesn’t look like it was a rough piece of stone used to stop debris getting into the shaft.”

The team’s next task is to look at the chamber’s far wall to check whether it is a solid block of stone or another door.

“We are keeping an open mind and will carry out whatever investigations are needed to work out what these shafts and doors are for,” said Whitehead. “It is like a detective story, we are using the Djedi robot and its tools to piece the evidence together.”