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.

Home Owner Pulls Gun On Utility Worker to Stop Smart Meter Instillation (Video)

You don’t have to be a tinfoil-hat-wearing paranoiac to be worried that the electromagnetic radiation from modern wireless devices may be harmful to your health.

But are the “smart meters” being installed by utilities throughout the state frying homeowners’ brains, as many consumers and even municipal governments fear?

UFOs and the “Renegade Fleet” By Rob Simone

UFOs and the “Renegade Fleet”
By Rob Simone

As far back as 30,000 years, there has been references to “Star people” “Gods in flying chariots” and advanced technology etched on cave walls and written into the religious texts.

While today many people believe in extra terrestrial life in our own galaxy and in the universe, there is still is a lot of confusion as to how many races are out there and what is the exact nature of their involvement with the human race.

The alien phenomenon has been researched from many different angles…

There are some scholars and researchers who look at it from a religious perspective, classifying all aliens as fallen angels and demonic beings. Others look at it from a more scientific perspective. They simply calculate the inhabitable planets in our galaxy and predict how many intelligent species may have evolved over the course of millions of years.

Others look for answers to the beginning of human life through an extraterrestrial intervention. The ancient alien theory and the ancient astronaut theories seem to be interwoven to the search for the missing link and the beginning of Homo Erectus. Others still come at it from a more metaphysical standpoint. Calibrating the spiritual hierarchy of universe and inserting different types of aliens, grays, Nordics and interdimensionals as part of a larger brotherhood and sisterhood of mankind.

After 20 years of researching the phenomenon it occurred to me one day while talking to a friend, that the pattern of behavior from credible and believable witnesses and evidence does not seem to be a pattern at all. When we look at the random abductions, the cattle mutilations, the appearances of craft over populated cities and then the absence of UFOs for decades at a time, it appears that there’s no rhyme or reason to extraterrestrials contacting our world.

Thinking about this even further I compared this type of random, sometimes aggressive, sometimes violent and mysterious behavior to our own human tendencies.

What kind of person or persons would these aliens be if they were human? And the answer is clear, many are misfits and perhaps even outlaws.

It could very well be that the majority of UFO and alien contacts are the result of different species who have simply lost their way or are on some exploration of inhabited solar systems…

To put it quite simply, perhaps these contacts are not the ambassadors, but the renegades.

To further support this idea I looked at the conflicting, confusing and often hypocritical messages and information that has been gathered by abductees and contactees about these aliens and their intentions.

Many abductees go through an unpleasant experience of being operated on or being experimented on or being tinkered with and then thrown back into their environment without any explanation.

Some contactees report a whole different experience of a loving and benign ET encounter, with messages of the future,.. messages to help mankind and predictions of changes to Earth. Some ET’s are only interested in our earth and protecting our ecology from the destructive habits of Western materialism. Still other contactees report bizarre interactions and communications, often without any underlying conceivable message or intent.

If we look at the cattle mutilations, we see that there is highly credible evidence to suggest that someone is more interested in our livestock than us. The thousands of UFO sightings and videos suggest that there are hundreds of different species with different models of craft who seem to be buzzing around anywhere in the North Pole, South Korea, South America, North America rarely landing but often allowing themselves to be seen or videotaped.

These aliens, whether they have been in cahoots with our military or they are responsible for seeding life planet Earth or perhaps they are the gods of the ancient worlds, seem to be acting without any thought to the consequences.

It very well might be that there have been ambassadors to this world who have sent very clear messages to mankind in an effort to be of some assistance. But that message of purity and friendship has gotten lost in the overwhelming chaos and white noise of all these multiple accounts and contact experiences.

If these emboldened aliens are in fact operating from their own whim and whimsy, it might give us a better idea of what interstellar space is actually like… it could be like the old West, completely devoid of right or reason or law and order. It could be awash of renegades and misfits who have technology that is centuries beyond our own.

And in some way it seems more realistic to think that there is as much confusion and diversity in the outer worlds as there is in our own world.

Why shouldn’t these gray aliens be any different from the pioneers, from the gold rush diggers, from the trailblazers of centuries past?

Each one looking to forge a new land, to claim a new stake, to explore the wonders of a new world without the burden of consequence and responsibility as to the effects of their intrusions.

If that is the case, then we might be able to understand more clearly how this Earth has been a sort of a way-station, a distant outpost that lies at the mercy of these interstellar travelers, passing through on their way to other mysterious worlds. Some leaving a mark, some affecting the course of our history and others simply content on flying around in the sky for a while and then zipping off to a more interesting port of call.

Next Rob Simone Talk Show – The Hopi Elders Speak – Speaking out on a Critical Issue that threatens the FUTURE of the Hopi People… and maybe the world

Next 104.4 Show – July 9th The Hopi Elders Speak PART 2- Speaking out on a Critical Issue that threatens the FUTURE of the Hopi People… and maybe the world – Don’t Miss This Show

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The Hopi Elders of Shungopovi and Polacca Villages are speaking out to ask for help in STOPPING Senate Bill SB2109 that will strip the Hopi Nation of its aboriginal water rights, casting a dark shadow on their future.

Please listen and spread the word before it is too late.

Write your US Senator to stop SB2109


Around the world there are ‘people of the earth’ who still respect the natural world who are working to protect her and honor the energies of all life. We are asking for your assistance to stop senate bill 2109 by writing a letter to your Senate and Congress representatives.

Stop privatization of water, the right to life. Stop corporate ownership of water, the right to life. We need to respect and protect our water, rivers, lakes and groundwaters for future generations.

Now is the time for change to protect one of the worlds most valuable elements, water, an element that all life on earth needs to survive.

Being caretakers of the elements for thousands of years the Indigenous people understand that water is not a commodity to be bought, sold, polluted and destroyed for monetary gain.

Water is to be respected and honored as one of the elements of life itself.

Stop Privatization of water. Get involved, educate yourself to this issue in your area of the world and use your voice to support life.

Stopping Senate Bill 2109 will be one step in sending a message around the world that the people of earth want a future for our children and all life.

CONTACT – Please Spread Far and Wide


President Obama
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Call the white house with your comments: 202 456-1111

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar
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Phone: (202) 208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov

Senator Kyl:
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Phoenix (602) 840-1891
Tucson (520) 575-8633
Washington (202) 224-4521

House Representative Benjamin Quayle
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website: www.quayleforms.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-3361

Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs

Committee on Indian Affairs
United States Senate
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Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2251
Majority Fax: (202) 228.2589
Minority Fax: (202) 224-5429

Committee on Natural Resources, subcommittee on Water and power
United States House of Representatives
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website: https://naturalresourcesforms.house.gov/

Phone: (202) 225-2761

Deputy Interior Secretary David J. Hayes
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Phone: (202) 208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov

EMAIL: feedback@bia.gov
Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
(BIA) Donald E. Laverdure
(BIA) Bryan Bowker
(BIA) Wendell Honanie
Telephone: (202) 208-7163

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Telephone: (202) 208-5116

The Honorable Janice K. Brewer
Arizona Governor
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website: www.azgovernor.gov
(602) 542-1381

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.

Talk Show Host Rob Simone joins the team on the Travel Channel ‘s Hit Show “Mystery at the Museum”

On June 12th, Talk Show Host Rob Simone joins the team on the Travel Channel ‘s
Hit Show “Mystery at the Museum”

Rob Simone, who is a guest host on America’s most listened to overnight talk show,
Coast to Coast AM, Simulcast on over 560 radio stations nation-wide, talks about
the Bermuda Triangle and the mysterious disappearance of “Flight 19.”

More at: www.RobSimone.com

This fascinating program displays its wondrous treasures of the past — often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped our history. Behind each artifact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed — tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue.

Each hour of this series will take viewers on a captivating, revealing and at times shocking tour of America’s past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind. The series casts its net wide, exploring the corners and backrooms of institutions dedicated to a variety of popular and entertaining subjects — invisible spies, cold-blooded assassins, dinosaurs, the paranormal, the Old West, the Cold War and more.

Tune in:June 12th, 8pm EST – The Travel Channel

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CIA’s Most Secret Prison Surfaces in Romania

One of CIA’s secret prisons was probably located in the capital of Romania, Bucharest. Reporters of two Western media companies visited the European country, to take a look at the place, where the CIA could keep its Afghan POWs.

The subject of CIA’s secret prisons has surfaced again after an anonymous agent of US special services unveiled information about the existence of the prison code-named “Bright Light.” According to him, US special services would keep prominent al-Qaeda members in the “romantic” prison. Sheikh Mohammad, a suspect of 9/11 attacks in the USA, was also kept at the Romanian prison, the officer said on conditions of anonymity.

The former intelligence official also said that the prison had supposedly started working in the autumn of 2003. It happened after the CIA decided to relocate its prisoners to Romania from a secret object in Poland. The Romanian prison operated for three years. In 2006, all the prisoners were delivered to the notorious Guantanamo base.

According to the agent, the secret prison was inside the National Registry for Classified Information in Romania. The registry receives all the data from NATO and the European Union. The crews of the Associated Press news agency and Germany’s ARD Panorama TV company managed to visit the secret object.

Adrian Camarasan, an employee of the registry, said that the Americans had never been the masters in the prison. The location for the prison was perfect, the officer said. Local residents knew that there was a state-run institution in the building. However, it could never occur to anyone how they used the basement of the respectable building.

According to the Romanian official, there were six cells in the secret prison. The prisoners were tortured there for about a month. Afterwards, the attitude to the prisoners began to improve. Doctors would often examine them, whereas the food for the prisoners would be cooked according to Islamic requirements.

The story raises many questions to both the United States and Romania. The subject of CIA secret prisons appeared in 2004-2005, after the report from Swiss deputy Dick Marti. An article on the subject in The Washington Post followed soon afterwards. The Observer provided the list of the countries, where the CIA had its secret prisons. The geography of that was astonishing indeed: Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. The suspects would be tortured with the imitation of drowning, cold, loud music, pork (which all Muslims reject), sleep deprivation, etc. Human rights activists showered then-President George W. Bush with criticism, but US officials, including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, rejected all of those claims.

The USA eventually acknowledged the existence of secret prisons. However, US officials did their best to justify the use of severe methods of interrogation. According to them, it was the only language that terrorist suspects could understand.

The US reputation was stained. Barack Obama ordered to close all secret prisoners as soon as he took office as President. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the activities of the CIA would be investigated. However, the investigation moves at snail’s pace.

One may have many questions to the countries that agreed to provide their territories and premises for the secret prisons. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite admitted two years ago that the CIA had a secret prison not far from Vilnius in 2003-2004. Lithuanian ex-President Valdas Adamkus was aware of all that, of course, but he simply got away with it.

A similar scandal has begun in Poland as well. Tomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, stated that there was a secret object in Poland in 2002-2003 too. According to the official, two extremely important prisoners – Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaidah – were kept at the secret prison in Poland. Neither Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, nor Prime Minister Donald Tusk have said a word on the subject yet.

It appears that it is now the turn for Romanian President Traian Basescu to explain the presence of CIA prisons in his country. He came to power in 2004. It was in his power to close the prison, but Basescu did not do it. The above-mentioned employee of the Romanian Registry for Classified Information said that the Romanian administration was aware of that all. It just so happens that European countries can turn a blind eye on their sovereignty to please the USA. Does that mean that Romania, Poland, Lithuania and many other “sovereign” countries are not quite independent?

Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US

The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.

Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says.

The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony.

“If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi’s ashes,” Burton commented in another email. Eichman was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and, tried in Israel, found guilty and executed in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean.

“Eichmann was seen alive for many months on trial before being sentenced to death and executed. No one wanted a monument to him so they cremated him. But i dont know anyone who claimed he wasnt eicjhman [sic]. No comparison with suddenly burying him at sea without any chance to view him which i doubt happened [sic],” Stratfor CEO George Friedman replied.

“The US Govt needs to make body pics available like the MX’s do, with OBL’s pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck,” Burton says in another message.

In another missive Burton says Osama’s body “is a crime scene and I don’t see the FBI nor DOJ letting that happen.”

WikiLeaks began publishing Stratfor emails in late February. The archive was obtained by the hacker group Anonymous, which successfully attacked one of the firm’s servers. More than 5 million emails were apparently stolen.

Stratfor is a US-based intelligence firm called the “shadow CIA” by some media. Among its clients are several US agencies and many big companies. The company relies on paid tips from informants placed in high circles of business, government and security all around the world.

NEW! UK extremely worried about stolen nukes

Did we the British public know that our current Prime Minister was instrumental in the loss of three illegal nuclear weapons?

Is the UK frantically trying to find out where they were sold on the “Black Market”?

We know something that you don’t…… but can’t talk about it Under the Nuclear Explosions Act otherwise we will all end up in gaol for life.

Chris McGreal of the Guardian newspaper published an article 24th of May 2010 revealing how Israel offered to sell nukes to South Africa during the apartheid era. What he failed to reveal was that Israel struck up a deal with South Africa to move its technicians down to the high-security weapons research and development facilities at Pelindaba.

It was at this location that the Israeli technicians managed to covertly give themselves nuclear weapons but also under the table gave South Africa its own nuclear capability but guess what?…….the US and UK knew all about the programme but the UN did not!!!…….what was even more amazing was the fact that the UN sent a team to South Africa where they were convinced that South Africa had curtailed its nuclear weapons programme when in actual fact it had not!!

It is fairly obvious why Israel is totally consumed in trying to find these stolen weapon and needless to say the US and British Governments are equally as concerned and yet are not in a position to admit to their loss as in doing so would incriminate past and current very senior politicians including our current Prime Minister David Cameron.

It always appear to be the case that your past always comes back to haunt you. So let’s just recall the history behind these weapons that were designed and commissioned all during the UN embargo years and who was allegedly involved.

I must also make it quite clear that many of the world leaders and senior members of government have been involved in these under the table deals which has resulted in many of them accumulating much wealth either for the party election funds or for their own personal gain. When one further considers that these faceless individuals not only govern out country but are also directly responsible for the death of millions of people both military staff and civilians it is extremely hard to understand.

How can any government have such a flawed intelligence network and allow such things to take place without some sort of audit to see what is going on behind the scenes. We have seen both the US, UK, EU and Israel transfer almost everything from chemical and biological weapons to nuclear part to countries which they have since called the “Axis of Evil.”………..that statement is not totally true because the “Axis of Evil” is right here in the heart of London!!

It was in the late 1970 when the South African nuclear programme started to go into full swing with the compliments of the Israeli scientists resulting in the first test and only test firing of a nuclear weapon. The test took place on a moored vessel anchored off Prince Edward Island on the 22nd of September 1979 when a typical double flash was observed from a passing US satellite.

One has to understand that this was all under the radar of the United Nations with the full knowledge of selected members of the US and British Governments. The US immediately went on the defensive by creating their “False Flag” report known as the “Vela Incident” in which they explained the following:

The conclusions of the Presidential panel (the Ad Hoc Panel) were reassuring, as they suggested that the most likely explanation of the Vela detection was a meteoroid hitting the satellite – in part because of the discrepancy in bhangmeter readings Others who examined the data, including the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the national laboratories, and defense contractors reached a very different conclusion – that the data supported the conclusion that on 22 September 1979, Vela 6911 had detected a nuclear detonation.

What I find ironic here is the fact that several agencies confirmed it was a nuclear explosion but the US Government conveniently put it to bed. I can assure you that through my own scientific contacts in the US this did actually happen and an internal memo at the Los Alamos nuclear research facility confirmed that it had been a nuclear explosion. One has to understand the high stakes involved in such programmes, especially when vast sums of money are being banded around senior political figures. This is truly corruption at its best!

The joint venture (Israel – South Africa) created 10 Battlefield Bombs and after the first test that left nine. The bombs were designed to be highly mobile and reasonably compact and could be carried by the British Canberra bomber or the Buccaneer.

It became apparent in later years that the supremacy of white power in South Africa was about to finish and so they had to open up discussion with the Americans and British as they feared these weapons getting into the hands of the blacks. It was during this time that a decision was made to ship all nine bombs to Chicago for de commissioning. However, our dear “Iron Lady” Maggie Thatcher decided that it would be a good idea to maybe acquire a few of the weapons for possible use against Iraq in the event Saddam did not toe the line.

Thatcher then ordered her Page Boy, David Cameron, to go down to South Africa along with what was believed to be the only technical man available (non other than the now( Sir) Kenneth Warren). Others also believed to be implicated was David Wilshire and many other senior members of government. In actual fact as we follow this charade up to the current time we could possible include other very senior person such as Lord McAlpine, Peter Lilley, Alan Clarke and Ken Clarke and others I have previously named in other articles. The late Dr. David Kelly was also involved.

We have to remember that this was almost a private sector deal with many political figures implicated some of whom became share holders in the illegal nuke purchase. We are talking here about an extremely high risk deal, with little security for the weapons themselves as everything had to be done in a low key covert way.

As we already know David Cameron was able to secure a deal for his lady mentor, Maggie Thatcher, and returned with a deal for three nuclear weapons. They were shipped to Oman whereby they were put in private sector storage and eventually stolen by John Bredenkamp, the arms dealer who sold them to Britain and then stole them back to sell on the Black market and the rest is now history.

We have to understand that British Tax Payers money was then placed in the Conservative Party Electoral Fund (£17.8m) which to this day has not been accounted for and other money was made available to Tony Blair (£1m) compliments of Bernie Ecclesone. On top of this a slush fund was also developed to silence other third parties that knew of the deal and our dear Mr. Ken Clarke then implemented his gagging orders to those involved!!

I guess you do not believe this story……why don’t you check it out yourself it is written in Hansard 22nd June 1993, and starting at Col. 197 when Lord Doug Hoyle raised the issue in the House as follows:

“Mr Hoyle: If the hon. Gentleman will allow me, I shall tell him what information is now given to us. We understand the expenditure and what Tory central office receives. In 1992, central office received £20.7 million. When we asked about that and about company donations, the Tory party told us to look at company accounts. I repeat: in 1992, the Tories received £20.7 million. When the records were checked by Companies house, only £2.9 198million was shown in company accounts. That means that there is a deficit of £17.8 million. We want to know where that £17.8 million came from.

Mr Tim Smith: The hon. Gentleman has made the suggestion about the accounts of the Conservative party that was made by a member of the Select Committee last week: that no accounts had been published between 1979 and 1983. They were published, and I undertook to send copies to the Select Committee.

Mr Hoyle: I gave way to the hon. Gentleman because I expected him to tell me where the difference of £17.8 million came from. I shall give way again to him. I am told that he is a treasurer of the Conservative party. I give way to him now so that he can stand up and tell us where the £17.8 million came from. Does the hon. Gentleman care to do that? I am waiting. I do not think that we shall get the information from the horse’s mouth. We certainly did not get it from the Secretary of State.”

I could write article after article on the many levels of corruption that occurred in both the US and the UK (not forgetting Israel) and the terrible consequences of this greed resulting in the death of many of our own troops and innocent civilians….all for their own pocket. Solid evidence proves that over the period of 1982-90 Iraq was supplied by the US and UK with WMD, including biological cultures and chemical precursors of nerve gases etc.