Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Fukushima Falling Apart, Large Scale Nuclear Disaster :

Fukushima Falling Apart, Large Scale Nuclear Disaster :

April 12th, 2011

Almost thirty years ago, when I worked in an industrial setting, I came across my first pop off valve. We’d had a call that steam was escaping in an area, and were dispatched to go inspect it. My mentor explained that pop off valves were installed in the system for times when the steam pressure had exceeded the setting, and then it released the pressure in order not to cause damage.

It was an interesting concept, one that has carried over into my own life: a visible analogy of the pressure we carry inside us all the time; the good that comes from releasing that pressure; the danger of not releasing pressure when it exceeds our ability to cope.

It’s been a month since the 9.0 Earthquake, tsunami, and the first of a series of explosions at the Daiichi reactors. Since that time, Japan has received 980 earthquakes and aftershocks: a number so staggering that it is almost incomprehensible. Numerous explosions have occurred as well, and every day it seems the Japanese nuclear and government official reveal a little more about the true nature of the on-going tragedy at Fukushima.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind everyone that the disaster didn’t just happen at Fukushima. Although the brunt of the radiation occurred within the 30 km radius, clearly the entire country of Japan is reeling from the economic, political, social, and public health effects of the upheaval. The earthquake / tsunami destroyed whole villages like Onagawa. Many untold numbers of the dead are from other prefectures along the eastern coast of Japan. It may by three or more months before we have a better idea of the impact and the human cost.

Initially the stoic Japanese were quite reticent to explain their own inner perceptions of the tragedy. “Shigata ga nai.” is an oft-used phrase in Japan. It means, it cannot be helped. Their ethos and manner of dealing with the disaster is quite different from an American one. Due to their high population density and ability to subside on only 25% of the land mass, and given their culture’s 4000 year old history, they’ve adapted to different methods of expression.

Sources: Predator Drone May Have Killed U.S. Troops

Sources: Predator Drone May Have Killed U.S. Troops - FoxNews.com

The military is investigating what appears to be the first case of American troops killed by a missile fired from a U.S. drone.

The investigation is looking into the deaths of a Marine and a Navy medic killed by a Hellfire missile fired from a Predator after they apparently were mistaken for insurgents in southern Afghanistan last week, two senior U.S. defense officials said Tuesday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Unmanned aircraft have proven to be powerful weapons in Afghanistan and Iraq and their use have expanded to new areas and operations each year of those conflicts. Some drones are used for surveillance and some, such as the drone in this case, are armed and have been used to hunt and kill militants.

Officials said this is the first case they know of in which a drone may have been involved in a friendly fire incident in which U.S. troops were killed, and they are trying to determine how it happened.

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Sen. McCain: ‘Unless We Enact Draconian Measures,’ America Faces a ‘Fiscal Meltdown’

Sen. McCain: ‘Unless We Enact Draconian Measures,’ America Faces a ‘Fiscal Meltdown’ | CNSnews.com

(CNSNews.com) – Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that “unless we enact draconian measures,” America is headed for a “fiscal meltdown.”

“We are at a critical juncture in American history that unless we enact draconian measures, then the results are very obvious, and that is a fiscal meltdown. No country can borrow 40 cents out of every dollar it spends – even the largest and most powerful nation in the world. No nation can continue on that track. So, tough medicine is required,” McCain said during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.

McCain said the United States faces a fiscal situation similar to Greece, Spain and Ireland.

Tim Pawlenty Running For President

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“I’m running for president,” Pawlenty said in an interview set to air Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on “Piers Morgan Tonight.”

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Ron Paul says being anti-abortion is a Libertarian stance based in faith

Ron Paul says being anti-abortion is a Libertarian stance based in faith | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

"Life comes from our creator, not our government," Politico reported Paul as saying. "Liberty comes from our creator, not from government. Therefore, the purpose, if there is to be a purpose, for government is to protect life and liberty."

Paul's stance on abortion won him the endorsement in 2008 of none other than "Jane Roe" from the landmark Roe v. Wade legal case of the '70s.

"Roe," whose real name is Norma McCorvey, became a pro-life advocate a decade ago and supported Paul in the last presidential election specifically because of his views on abortion. "I support Ron Paul for president because we share the same goal, that of overturning Roe v. Wade," McCorvey said. "He has never wavered ... on the issue of being pro-life and has a voting record to prove it. He understands the importance of civil liberties for all, including the unborn."

Republicans may push debt talks to 11th hour

Republicans may push debt talks to 11th hour - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in Congress said on Tuesday they may stretch out negotiations on raising the debt limit until July, when Washington will be close to defaulting on its obligations.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, fired the opening shots in what is expected to be a bitter fight with the White House over increasing the U.S. borrowing limit to enable the country to keep paying its debts.

Prolonging negotiations past mid-May when Washington will hit its debt limit could give Republicans more leverage to secure big spending cuts, but it could worry investors as the country runs up against a possible default. The Republicans said they would act before that happened.

In a speech on Wednesday, President Barack Obama will lay out his vision for reducing U.S. deficits to a manageable level through tax increases, spending cuts and changes to expensive healthcare programs for the poor and elderly.

US Inflation Rate: Inflation Using Volcker-Era Methodology Nearing 10% - CNBC

US Inflation Rate: Inflation Using Volcker-Era Methodology Nearing 10% - CNBC

After former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker was appointed in 1979, the consumer price index surged into the double digits, causing the now revered Fed Chief to double the benchmark interest rate in order to break the back of inflation. Using the methodology in place at that time puts the CPI back near those levels.

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Inflation, using the reporting methodologies in place before 1980, hit an annual rate of 9.6 percent in February, according to the Shadow Government Statistics newsletter.

Since 1980, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has changed the way it calculates the CPI in order to account for the substitution of products, improvements in quality (i.e. iPad 2 costing the same as original iPad) and other things. Backing out more methods implemented in 1990 by the BLS still puts inflation at a 5.5 percent rate and getting worse, according to the calculations by the newsletter’s web site, Shadowstats.com.

Obama prepares to raise taxes

Obama prepares to revive tax cut debate -- for now and 2012 - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

Obama said he would raise the issue again the next time the Bush tax cuts expire - which happens to be 2012, a re-election year.

That effort begins early, with Wednesday's speech.

In his string of Sunday show appearances, senior White House adviser David Plouffe said Americans won't go for budget plans that place burdens on the middle class while asking nothing of people who make more than $200,000 a year.

"The president's belief is this has to be a balanced approach," Plouffe said on Fox News Sunday. "And if we do that, we can get deficit reduction in the country."

» Taxpayers foot $850M bill for Wall St.’s pension fees

» Taxpayers foot $850M bill for Wall St.’s pension fees

Josh Kosman
NY Post
April 12, 2011

New York City taxpayers are helping to pay $850 million in Wall Street investment fees — even as these financial gurus have produced only meager results for strapped city and state pension funds.

City Comptroller John Liu this week released a comprehensive analysis of NYC pension costs over the past decade, revealing why they have risen from $1.2 billion to $7.7 billion.

Liu said one of the major factors in the shortfall was higher than expected investment and administrative fees, which were $71 million in 2005, and have risen more than four-fold to $313 million.

Nearly all of the increase was due to the pension funds shifting asset allocation in favor of private equity and real estate — chasing bigger returns — but which also have higher investment fees, he wrote.

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Elevated radiation levels found in Ontario: Energy Minister

Elevated radiation levels found in Ontario: Energy Minister - thestar.com

Elevated levels of radiation have been detected in Ontario in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster after last month’s tragic earthquake, Energy Minister Brad Duguid says.

However, the minister told reporters on Tuesday that he does not know where it is — if it is in milk or in the air — and when it got here.

Radioactive iodine has been discovered in milk in the eastern United States, according to New Democratic MPP France Gelinas (Nickel Belt) who brought the issue up during question period

Mubarak has heart attack

PressTV - Mubarak has heart attack
Former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has had a heart attack during questioning by anti-corruption authorities about charges of graft and abuse of power, according to Egyptian state television.

Mubarak was later hospitalized in an intensive care unit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, AP reported on Tuesday.

On Sunday, Egyptian public prosecutor Abdel Magid Mahmud summoned Mubarak and his sons for questioning over corruption and the use of violence against peaceful protesters, who eventually succeeded in bringing an end to his 30 years of authoritarian rule.

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US deficit up 15.7% in first half of fiscal 2011

AFP: US deficit up 15.7% in first half of fiscal 2011

WASHINGTON — The US budget deficit shot up 15.7 percent in the first six months of fiscal 2011, the Treasury Department said Wednesday as political knives were being sharpened for a new budget battle.

The Treasury reported a deficit of $829 billion for the October-March period, compared with $717 billion a year earlier, as revenue rose a sluggish 6.9 percent as the economic recovery slowly gained pace.

The Treasury argued that the pace of increase in the deficit was deceptive because of large one-off reductions in expenditures made during the first half of fiscal 2010, compared with previous and subsequent periods.

Those included a $115 billion reduction in funds spent on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) -- the financial institution bailout program -- in March 2010

IRS Budget Spared Cuts as Agency Seeks Revenue From Tax Cheats

IRS Budget Spared Cuts as Agency Seeks Revenue From Tax Cheats - Businessweek

Of course just like the military the IMF cant touch the budget of its private collection agency for its private bank.

April 12 (Bloomberg) -- The Internal Revenue Service avoided a $600 million budget cut proposed by House Republicans, preventing changes that could have cost the government $4 billion in uncollected revenue.

Under the proposed spending bill released today, the IRS budget for fiscal year 2011 would be $12.1 billion, or 0.2 percent less than in fiscal 2010. That level would subject the IRS to the same across-the-board funding cut as all domestic, non-defense agencies.

The legislation would deny the IRS a $486 million budget increase it had sought as it tries to improve enforcement of tax laws aimed at wealthy individuals and multinational corporations. House Republicans touted the denial of the IRS increase when they announced the budget agreement with the administration April 8.

The IRS didn’t respond to a request for comment today. Commissioner Douglas Shulman said last month that IRS budget cuts would be counterproductive, because they would reduce revenue from tax collections. He estimated that the loss would be $4 billion.

Senator Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat who has called for the IRS to be more aggressive in pursuing offshore tax evasion, said Congress should give the agency more resources.

‘Going to Hurt’

» The Nanny State Can’t Last Ron Paul

» The Nanny State Can’t Last Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
Ron Paul

April 12, 2011
Last week, Congress and the administration refused to seriously consider the problem of government spending. Despite the fear-mongering, a government shutdown would not have been as bad as claimed.
It is encouraging that some in Washington seem to be insisting on reduced spending, which is definitely a step in the right direction, but only one step. We have miles to go before we can even come close to a solution, and it will involve completely redefining the role of government in our lives and on the world stage. A compromise was struck at the last minute, but until Democrats agree to rein in entitlement spending, and Republicans back off the blank checks to the military industrial complex, it all amounts to political gamesmanship.

CNBC Money and Politics Blog — Larry Kudlow: The Debt Bomb Is Coming Due — CNBC.com US Economy and Politics - CNBC

CNBC Money and Politics Blog — Larry Kudlow: The Debt Bomb Is Coming Due — CNBC.com US Economy and Politics - CNBC

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Israel's president warns that UN declaration of Palestinian independence isn't a solution

Israel's president warns that UN declaration of Palestinian independence isn't a solution - Yahoo! News

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Israel's president warned Thursday that a U.N. vote for an independent Palestinian state won't bring peace because the United Nations can't guarantee Israel's security.

Shimon Peres said Israel believes in a two-state solution but that it must be negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians, not imposed by the international community.

Peres told diplomats from 25 countries — including the 15 Security Council members — at a breakfast at the International Peace Institute that they "represent a responsibility, not just an exercise in futility," and should help ensure that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations get back on track and result in a peace agreement that ends their long conflict.

Video: Dramatic footage as Etna erupts

Video: Dramatic footage as Etna erupts - Europe, World - The Independent

President Obama Broke The Law For The New Word Order

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Whatever your opinions and beliefs are about the war against Gaddafi, if you believe that popular consent, the social contract, and checks and balances in government are good ideas that should not be erased from history then you can not be a supporter of President Obama, other Western leaders, NATO, and the United Nations because they exercised arbitrary power and manipulated global public sympathy to advance their agenda in Libya.

There is no question that Gaddafi had to be overthrown, but it is not right for international coalitions to do the job of the Libyan people. The West would have reacted with indignation and scorn if the Libyan people had reached out to Russia or China or Iran to liberate them from their tyrant. It doesn't make it right just because the West is doing the overthrowing.

If Obama, Sarkozy, Harper, and Cameron were Putin, Ahmadinejad, Jintao, and Chavez you wouldn't hear so-called humanitarians like Samantha Power preaching about human rights and genocide in Libya. Instead, there would be talk of Chinese imperialism, Islamic fascism, Russian aggression, and a Communist coup.

If NATO's cause was as noble and pure as they like the Western public to believe then they would have crafted words to address our logical and rational side instead of using emotion-based propaganda to get us to support their mission to oust another dictator in the world. So-called international humanitarians and UN liberators who want to get rid of every tyrant they hate are the biggest tyrants in the world.

What the war in Libya shows is that the U.S. constitution is treated like a piece of paper by the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and Congress. The American people have no voice in their government. Neither do the Canadian people, the British people, and the people of every other nation whose troops are currently fighting in Libya, Afghanistan, and other "humanitarian" wars which are unjust and criminal.

UN Torture Investigator Denied Access to Bradley Manning

A UN torture investigator could not access Army Private Bradley Manning as he was denied by the U.S. government. Manning has been reportedly locked up for 23 hours a day in solitary confinement and been subjected to other hardships. Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez said he is "extremely disappointed" that the U.S. won't let him talk to Manning without supervision. 

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» Fukushima Introduces Deadly Strontium Into Environment

» Fukushima Introduces Deadly Strontium Into Environment Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

April 12, 2011

Japan has admitted the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is on par with the one at Chernobyl. At the same time, Japan’s science and technology ministry reports strontium, a heavy radioactive metal that is a catalyst for leukemia, has been detected around the crippled reactors. In addition to leukemia, strontium causes cancers of the bone, nose, lung, and skin.

What actually happens if the U.S. hits the federal debt ceiling?

What actually happens if the U.S. hits the federal debt ceiling? - Budget Showdown - Salon.com

Treasury would surely step in -- but colossal problems would still be sure to follow

The birthday Mitt Romney wants you to forget

The birthday Mitt Romney wants you to forget - War Room - Salon.com
The birthday Mitt Romney wants you to forget

When he signed Massachusetts' universal healthcare law five years ago on Tuesday, Mitt Romney professed to be unconcerned with the potential political implications.

"I have no way of knowing whether it's going to be a help or hindrance down the road," he declared.

This was, of course, total malarkey. From almost exactly the moment the 2004 elections -- in which he'd invested massive time, energy and money in an effort to revive his state's Republican Party and create a more cooperative legislature -- ended in a sweeping defeat for his team, Romney had all but abandoned his day job as governor and dedicated himself to pursuing the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. He was done playing to Bay State voters; it was time to move to the right and to posture for the GOP's national electorate.

Markets Slide, Oil Tumbles

Markets Slide, Oil Tumbles - FoxBusiness.com

Super Jumbo Jet Clips Another Plane at JFK - WSJ.com

Super Jumbo Jet Clips Another Plane at JFK - WSJ.com
he wing of an Airbus A380—the world's largest passenger airliner—scraped against the tail of a much smaller regional jet at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night.

Mainstream media regurgitates exact same news on Fukushima, word for word

Mainstream media regurgitates exact same news on Fukushima, word for word
(NaturalNews) Where can you go to find "trusted" news about Fukushima? Well according to Google News, only the mainstream sources are "trusted" these days. That's why they've removed nearly all alternative news sites from their news index, leaving only the monotone, mindless canned mainstream news sources for people to read.

But just how mindless are these mainstream news sources? To find out, I did a Google search on spent fuel rods and plutonium, and the results were amassive regurgitation of the exact same news from multiple mainstream news sources.

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/032022_mainstream_media_Google_News.html#ixzz1JJdN7V4Q

IRISH American actor Aidan Quinn on vaccines & autism

The Mighty Quinn
September 18, 2008

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IRISH American actor Aidan Quinn – emphasizing the Irish part, as he spent a chunk of his childhood in Ireland and has worked on several films there – spoke to the Sunday Independent last week about lots of interesting matters, both career and personal. But he really stood out when talking about his 19-year-old autistic daughter who doesn’t speak.

Ava Quinn has, however, been a joy to her parents, Aidan and his wife Elizabeth Bracco (sister of Lorraine Bracco of Sopranos fame.) But it surely hasn’t been easy for the family, which also includes a 10-year-old girl. Ava was, according to her dad, a perfectly normal baby, until she got vaccinated.

“So we had a normal child that was walking, talking, doing everything way faster than she was supposed to. Then, after an MMR, she got a 106 fever and turned blue and woke up the next day with dark circles and not knowing who she was. And uncoordinated. And her arm lifted up. Of course the doctors are all saying, ‘Oh, that’s normal.’”

Iran calls Syrian protests a Western plot

Iran calls Syrian protests a Western plot - Yahoo! News

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Anti-government demonstrations in Syria are part of a plot by the West to undermine a government that supports "resistance" in the Middle East, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Unlike uprisings in other parts of the Arab world which Tehran has applauded as an "Islamic awakening" of peoples against Western-backed oppressors, the protests in Syria have received little media attention or official comment in Iran.

63 percent of people killed in Iraq war were civilians: report

63 percent of people killed in Iraq war were civilians: report

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been causing huge civilian casualties with 63 percent of some 109,000 people killed in the Iraq war being civilians, according to a report on the U.S. human rights record released on Sunday.

The figures were quoted from a WikiLeaks trove by the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010, which was released by the Information Office of China's State Council in response to the country reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010 issued by the U.S. Department of State.

Figures from the WikiLeaks website also revealed up to 285,000 war casualties in Iraq from March 2003 through the end of 2009, according to the report.

UN resolution looks to give "Mother Earth" same rights as humans

UN resolution looks to give "Mother Earth" same rights as humans

Steven Edwards, Postmedia News · Apr. 11, 2011 | Last Updated: Apr. 11, 2011 10:37 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS — Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.

The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” — to the point that the “wellbeing and existence of many beings” is now threatened.

The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia’s Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January.

World's major emerging powers set for China summit

World's major emerging powers set for China summit - Yahoo! News

BEIJING (AFP) – The world's major emerging powers -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- welcome South Africa into their fold this week at a summit in China that will seek to give developing nations greater global clout.

Leaders of the BRICS nations will tackle a host of issues including the conflict in Libya on Thursday in Sanya on southern Hainan island, though China's exchange rate regime will be off-limits, experts and officials say.

France, Britain say NATO must step up Libya bombing

France, Britain say NATO must step up Libya bombing - Yahoo! News

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – France and Britain, who first launched air attacks on Libya in coalition with the United States, said on Tuesday NATO must step up bombing of Muammar Gaddafi's heavy weapons to protect civilians.

Obama prevents budget cuts to favorite programs

Obama prevents budget cuts to favorite programs - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – A close look at the government shutdown-dodging agreement to cut federal spending by $38 billion reveals that lawmakers significantly eased the fiscal pain by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway.

Such moves permitted Obama to save favorite programs — Pell grants for poor college students, health research and "Race to the Top" aid for public schools, among others — from Republican knives.

And big holes in foreign aid and Environmental Protection Agency accounts were patched in large part. Republicans also gave up politically treacherous cuts to the Agriculture Department's food inspection program.

Mediterranean holiday island to use DNA database in catching out pet owners who refuse to clean up after their dogs

Mediterranean holiday island to use DNA database in catching out pet owners who refuse to clean up after their dogs | Mail Online

The 'millionaires playground' Italian island of Capri will use a DNA database to identify pet owners who refuse to clean up after their dogs.

The Mayor of Capri, Ciro Lembo, has announced plans for a 'CSI-style' DNA database to catch the owners of dogs who soil the picturesque walkways on the Mediterranean island.

Using sophisticated DNA testing normally reserved only for major crimes, dog owners will have to submit their dogs' genetic details to a central database.

Samples of dog mess will be sent to a crime laboratory for testing to identify the guilty dog - and owner.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375613/Mediterranean-holiday-island-use-DNA-database-catching-pet-owners-refuse-clean-dogs.html#ixzz1JJZyaElZ

UMD | Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

UMD | Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

'US to use al-Qaeda as allies in Libya'

PressTV - 'US to use al-Qaeda as allies in Libya'
The US frustration over the Libyan war has forced Washington to consider supporting al-Qaeda operatives and deploying ground troops in the North African country, a political analyst says.

“I think the US forces and NATO forces are becoming frustrated [in Libya],” said the editor of Pan-African News Wire, Abayomi Azikiwe, in a Press TV interview.

“The US has seen the futility of the air operations against the Libyan government. This is for the simple fact that it has not been able to win any territory for the opposition forces in the Eastern part of Libya,” he added.

“That's why General Ham who is the new Commander of the US African Command came out several days ago, and said he does not rule out the deployment of ground forces in Libya,” Azikiwe pointed out.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the analyst noted that Americans have been supporting groups of opposition forces fighting in Eastern Libya.

“The Libyan government has stated repeatedly that there is a faction within the opposition that had some alliances with the al-Qaeda organization,” he added.

Azikiwe went on to say that the American people are shocked by the fact that in Libya the US government is backing the very organization (al-Qaeda) that has been cited as the major enemy in the so-called war on terror.

“This of course raises serious questions about the credibility and political character of the war that is being waged right now inside Libya,” the analyst argued.

Fukushima Nuclear Explosion, Level 7 Confirmed, Radiation Will Kill!

FBI destroyed thousands of UFO reports, 1949 memo reveals

FBI destroyed thousands of UFO reports, 1949 memo reveals | World news | The Guardian

The FBI was so overwhelmed with sightings of flying saucers in the 1940s that agents routinely destroyed reports because of lack of filing space, according to documents released by the organisation.

The policy is outlined in a memo sent on 16 August 1949 to J Edgar Hoover, the director of the bureau, along with documents on UFOscompiled by agents after statements from witnesses.

The note, sent by an unnamed FBI agent in San Antonio, Texas, states that the office destroyed UFO reports on the grounds that they arrived "in great numbers" and contained "nothing of FBI interest".

"It is pointed out that the filing of these would result in the rapid accumulation of very bulky files," the memo continues.

The documents are among a batch of papers related to UFO sightings that has been made available through The Vault, the FBI's online records database.

Boston Using Infrared Thermal Cameras On City Homes

Boston Using Infrared Thermal Cameras On City Homes - BlackListedNews.com

A thermal imaging project in the city of Boston has been put on hold because of privacy concerns.

Boston officials had hoped to have aerial and street-level photos taken across about four square miles of the city this winter using infrared cameras that would show heat loss in the city homes.

Officials planned on sharing the photos and analysis with homeowners, and were hoping the findings would increase enrollment in efficiency programs and also create business opportunities.

But, the project hit a snag when the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts raised concerns that the infrared cameras would reveal information about what’s going on inside the homes. Sagewell’s cameras can take up to 20,000 images of homes per day.

Despite the concern, towns outside of Boston have not had any problems with the program. Utilities and environmental groups from Springfield and Hamilton are in the process of initiating the same project in their communities.

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