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Huntsville’s Mystery Radar Anomaly Still Raising Questions; Official Story Doesn’t Add Up

Independent experts and media still have many questions regarding the events of June 4th, citing radar technology companies at epicenter of radar return. The official story is full of holes….
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On the afternoon on Tuesday, June 4, a radar anomaly was spotted on radar hovering over Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. This radar “blob” stayed visible on the radar until late into the evening.

More coverage of Huntsville’s radar anomaly from Alabama Truth:

Has a secret been blown at Redstone Arsenal? Mysterious Radar blip spotted in Huntsville AL *UPDATE* Redstone releases statement.

DUTCHSINSE Weighs in on Mystery Radar Blob Over Huntsville, Points to Epicenter/New Military Technology

DutchSinse Solves Huntsville, AL Radar Blip Mystery; “Chafe Release? I Don’t Think So!”

Coverage of radar anomaly from Dutchsinse:

6/5/2013 — Huntsville RADAR mystery = BAE Systems, Raytheon, and DECIBEL RESEARCH Inc.

After a lot of media attention the “official story” is as follows:

WBRC – The Redstone Arsenal confirmed chaff is what caused an unusual radar pattern on Tuesday.
AL.COM – Officials with Redstone Arsenal have confirmed the unusual blob that appeared on radar images Tuesday was due to chaff emitted from an aircraft as part of routine testing.

WAAY – Redstone Arsenal confirmed Thursday afternoon that chaff dropped from an aircraft Tuesday was responsible for mysterious signatures that showed up on area radar.
WHNT – Redstone Arsenal confirmed the source of Tuesday’s mystery radar blob to be a test conducted by military officials.

This official theory is based upon a very small amount of fiberglass found in the area:

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(Photo via @UAHSevere on Twitter)

Sounds like a sealed deal, right? They found the “residue”, released a statement, and the case is closed. Nothing more to see here. Well, the problem is that there are holes in the official story.

First, we must take a look at what chaff is, and what it looks like on radar.

Global Security: Chaff and flares are defensive mechanisms employed from military aircraft to avoid detection and/or attack by adversary air defense systems. Chaff consists of small fibers that reflect radar signals and, when dispensed in large quantities from aircraft, form a cloud that temporarily hides the aircraft from radar detection. The two major types of military chaff in use are aluminum foil and aluminum-coated glass fibers. The aluminum foil-type is no longer manufactured, although it may still be in use.

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http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-121022-061.pdf

On a weather watch radar chaff has a very distinct appearance, and naturally moves with the flow of the wind. Chaff does not remain stationary, as did the mystery blob over Redstone Arsenal. Below are some examples of chaff on weather radars:

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The mystery radar anomaly over Redstone Arsenal had this stunningly different appearance, and did not disperse with the wind or move like a storm usually would. Below are photos of the mystery radar blip as it appeared over Huntsville Tuesday:

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Are we being told the truth? Was this merely a chaff release? You decide.

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DutchSinse Solves Huntsville, AL Radar Blip Mystery; “Chafe Release? I Don’t Think So!”

“Don’t just take the mainstream word for it . They are trying to say now that it is fiberglass chafe, and that they’ve chaffed the whole area. There you have it, of course they are going to come up with these explanations that fly in the face of what we are actually seeing. Chafe release, I don’t think so.”

 

 

DutchSinse on YouTube

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6/5/2013 — Huntsville RADAR mystery SOLVED = BAE Systems, Raytheon, and DECIBEL RESEARCH Inc.

June 5, 2013
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I highly recommend that you begin this short journey of intriguing new science here:  many thanks to AlabamaTruth for putting this out for wider review

 

http://alabamatruth.com/has-a-secret-been-blown-at-redstone-arsenal-mysterious-radar-blip-spotted-in-huntsville-al/#comment-9824

 

At this above link, you will see how this story began.

 

Huntsville, Alabama – June 4, 2013 – In the late afternoon, an odd circular shaped RADAR pulse was seen on NEXRAD RADAR (weather radar).  Several people reported it, and local meteorologists are ‘baffled’ at what it could be.

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In the above RADAR screenshots, you can see the RADAR pulse epicenter is just north of the highway.

 

Upon review of pulse epicenter on Google Earth — a VERY INTRIGUING series of buildings reside at the point of emission ..  nearest coordinates of the pulse center are somewhere very close to : 34°42’58.54″N ,  86°41’8.35″W

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So, there you have it, all the big players in the directed energy weapons department reside at the pulse epicenter.

 

BAE Systems, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and even a company which specializes in RADAR — Decibel Research.  What are the chances?  Seriously, the chances are mind bogglingly high.

 

Add in the US Army, and several adjacent Department of Defense contractors surrounding the epicenter, and you get a real directed energy weapon fingerprint which can be traced directly back to the companies doing the current development.

 

In the end, the explanation for what you’re seeing on NEXRAD weather RADAR is simple.  The bright pulse on NEXRAD is an energy emission from another powerful ground based transmitter.

 

The directed energy, which is actually just a frequency sent out from a transmitting antenna (somewhere in the MHz to GHz range), produces an electron cascade (precursor to lightning) which in turn causes ionization & plasma which returns on the RADAR as a ‘storm’… this frequency induced ionization / plasma is usually seen in bright red or pink heavy returns, like a severe thunderstorm / hail.

 

I think this Huntsville Alabama pulse event settles the question as to whether or not one Directed Energy system can be seen by / cause interference with another Directed Energy system.

In the Huntsville case, this proves that ‘ghost storms’ can be created on RADAR by other systems , along with producing an actual electron cascade, the mystery pulse also duped the RADAR into thinking a storm is there, when none was actually present.

Read entire article on DutchSinse’s Webpage.

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DUTCHSINSE Weighs in on Mystery Radar Blob Over Huntsville, Points to Epicenter/New Military Technology

Could military tests/development be behind the strange phenomenon over military arsenal in Alabama, as state of the art weapons and radar companies are discovered around the epicenter?

The staff of ATR reached out to DutchSinse, a weather modification and weather anomaly expert, for comment on the recent “mystery blob” that formed over Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. This strange anomaly has baffled local meteorologists.

From DutchSinse:

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Credit: DutchSinse

UPDATE:

Guess who else has a large building at the Epicenter of the pulse..

BAE Systems.. the builder of HAARP in Alaska ! In a crazy twist of fate.. also at the location… DECIBEL SYSTEMS!! A RADAR company!

34°42’55.18″N , 86°40’47.21″W

also at the epicenter.. Northrop Grumman, the Defense Acquisition University, and SPARTA

Here’s the answer to what you’re seeing on RADAR — its a relatively new technique employed by the US Airforce, US Navy, US Army, and also NOAA.

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/2272013-us-navy-labs-create-plasma-rings-using-haarp-hf-radar-frequency/

Just searched on Google Earth. The pulse epicenter is the Raytheon Building just north of the highway! 34°42’45.81″N , 86°41’29.40″W

Raytheon Co
401 Jan Davis Dr NW,
Huntsville, AL 35806
(256) 542-4000

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The Raytheon Building, a state-of-the-art, robot-controlled missile production facility that was opened earlier this year.

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Robotic vehicles glide silently across polished floors, their arms carefully cradling nose cones and other missile parts. Computer monitors flash with information, from the position of tools to the latest parts inventory.
Credit: Raytheon.com

In a press release from Raytheon in February of 2013:

Welcome to Huntsville, Ala., where workers will soon produce a key piece of the U.S. missile defense plan, the Standard Missile-3, in a gleaming factory designed with virtual reality tools and outfitted with the latest machinery. The same Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility will also produce the Standard Missile-6, a ship-defense missile.

“This is really the first large-missile automated factory,” said Steve Larson, Raytheon’s director of Manufacturing Innovation. “For an affordable, safe, high mission-assurance type application, this is the only way to do it.”

Raytheon designed the factory from scratch with the latest robotics and computer-controlled tools, said Randy Stevenson, Weapon Integration Center director.

“Nothing was left to chance and no idea was discounted,” Stevenson said. “We started with a blank sheet.”

Designers used a virtual reality chamber, the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment, at Raytheon’s Missile Systems business in Arizona to test all aspects of the factory long before the first girders were placed in the ground.

Defense Acquisition University

HUNTSVILLE TIMES Feb 17, 2010 — A new 62,500-square-foot building for Defense Acquisition University’s South Region campus in Huntsville will allow the Department of Defense agency to provide training for more students.
“We trained about 7,700 people last year,” said Gary Byrum, director of operations at DAU South Region. With the expansion, the number of students is expected to grow by around 25 percent, reaching about 9,500, he said.
DAUs Huntsville office can also accommodate nearly 6,000 distance-learning students a year, he said.

DAU, which has 20 regional campuses and satellite locations in all, educates and provides certification training to acquisition employees in the Department of Defense and other government agencies and defense-related private industry. It also offers the Senior Service College Fellowship program, a 10-month program for high-level civilian DoD managers, in Huntsville, Detroit and Aberdeen Proving Ground.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday at the Huntsville facility at 7115 Old Madison Pike.

deciBel Research Co.

WIKI: deciBel Research, Inc. is a small high-technology business with emphasis on advancements in radar systems and sensor technologies, currently supporting U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency customers. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, the staff of deciBel Research, Inc. specializes in the design, development, testing, and applications of advanced radar systems.

AL.Com: deciBel Research, Inc. has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, fixed price contract for the development and testing of upgraded early warning radars.
The contract has a value of up to $120 million. Under the terms of the contract deciBel Research will develop and test upgraded early warning radars and the Cobra Dane radar. Both radars provide tracking for ballistic missiles launched at the U.S., deployed forces, and allied nations.The radars include in the tests are Beale Air Force Base in Calif., Royal Air Force Fylingdales in the United Kingdom, Thule Air Base, Greenland and CD radar located at Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island, Alaska. The work will be performed in Huntsville.

FBO.GOV: deciBel Research, Inc. Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) fixed price incentive firm-target contract under contract # HQ0147-13-D-0001.  The total ceiling award value is $120,000,000.  Under this new IDIQ contract, the contractor efforts include the development and testing of Upgraded Early Warning Radars (UEWR) and the COBRA DANE (CD) radar that provide acquisition and tracking of ballistic missiles launched against the United States, deployed forces, friendly nations, and allies.  The effort encompasses the execution of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) test related activities that include planning, integrating, executing, and analyzing UEWR and CD BMDS flight tests, ground tests (including MDA benchmark integration testing), and element tests for each test event defined in the BMDS Integrated Master Test Plan.  The radars include UEWRs at Beale Air Force Base in California, Royal Air Force Fylingdales in the United Kingdom, Thule Air Base, Greenland and CD radar located at Eareckson Air Station on Shemya Island, Alaska.  The work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama.  The ordering period is from November 1, 2012 through October 31, 2017.  This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website with six (6) proposals received.  Fiscal Year 2013 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This is not a Foreign Military Sales acquisition.  The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147).

BAE SYSTEMS

AL.COM: The BAE Systems Huntsville office on Voyager Way is the headquarters of the company’s Support Solutions Space and Missile Defense programs and has about 150 employees. Among the programs the company supports locally are advanced directed energy weapons, the deployment of global and theater ballistic missile defenses, designing advanced materials for future space mission and integrating the next generation of Army air and missile defense systems.
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BAE Systems
308 Voyager Way
Huntsville, AL 35806

BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees
worldwide. We deliver a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced  electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.

Westar Aerospace & Defense Group, Inc

About US: Founded in 1993, Westar started out designing custom military display test equipment and quickly evolved into a world class producer of LCD controllers, video processors, LCD testers, optical instruments and display measurement systems. In 2004, Westar Display Technologies was acquired by QinetiQ North America (QNA), a diversified technology company. Today, Westar Display Technologies is a leading supplier of video processing solutions and display QA and automated optical measurement systems to companies worldwide.
QINETIQ: QinetiQ North America delivers innovative solutions to support defense, security and intelligence organizations, such as the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense, and to support federal civilian agencies, such as the Department of State, General Services Administration and NASA. We seek out the most demanding missions and support the people who make and carry out mission-essential decisions.

We come to work every day to serve as — and to take immense pride in being — a partner who enables our customers to reach mission success. Our core service and solution capabilities are:

  • Space engineering
  • Software solutions / Enterprise IT
  • Cyber intelligence
  • Systems integration / Systems engineering
  • Training / Modeling & Simulation
  • Logistics / lifecycle management

 Sparta, Inc.

AL.COM: Sparta, a subsidiary of Cobham, has agreed to be acquired by Parsons for $350 million, the company announced today. The transaction is subject to government approval. Parsons, based in Pasadena, Calif., provides mission-critical technical services to the U.S. government.

Sparta, which does business as Cobham Analytics Solutions at its facility on Diamond Drive in Cummings Research Park, provides advanced systems engineering, cybersecurity and mission-support services, primarily to the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the intelligence community. The company has about 300 employees in Huntsville.

PARSONS.COM: SPARTA, Inc., recently acquired by Parsons, provides world-class technical products and services to the defense, intelligence and homeland security sectors of the US federal government. SPARTA’s vision has been consistent since 1979—apply the best intellectual talent to help solve major national challenges. The company focuses on problems that require critical technical analysis, innovative computer science and engineering solutions, complex network analysis and architecture development, and expert acquisition support.

COBHAM: The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.  It has market leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment.

Northrop Grumman, Inc.

ABOUT US: Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

WIKI: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSENOC) is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company was the fourth-largest defense contractor in the world as of 2010,[2] and the largest builder of naval vessels. Northrop Grumman employs over 75,000 people worldwide.[3] Its 2010 annual revenue is reported at US$28 billion.[4] Northrop Grumman ranks No. 72 on the 2011 Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations[5] and ranks in the top ten military-friendly employers.[6] It has its headquarters in West Falls Church, Virginia.

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More Americans Committing Suicide than During the Great Depression

Higher Numbers of Americans Take Their Lives than During the Depths of the Great Depression

Suicide rates are tied to the economy.

The Boston Globe reported in 2011:

A new report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the overall suicide rate rises and falls with the state of the economy — dating all the way back to the Great Depression.

The report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that suicide rates increased in times of economic crisis: the Great Depression (1929-1933), the end of the New Deal (1937-1938), the Oil Crisis (1973-1975), and the Double-Dip Recession (1980-1982). Those rates tended to fall during strong economic times — with fast growth and low unemployment — like right after World War II and during the 1990s.

During the depths of the Great Depression, suicide rates in America significantly increased. As the Globe notes:

The largest increase in the US suicide rate occurred during the Great Depression surging from 18 in 100,000 up to 22 in 100,000

We’ve previously pointed out that suicide rates have skyrocketed recently:

The number of deaths by suicide has also surpassed car crashes, and many connect the increase in suicides to the downturn in the economy. Around 35,000 Americans kill themselves each year (and more American soldiers die by suicide than combat; the number of veterans committing suicide is astronomical and under-reported). So you’re 2,059 times more likely to kill yourself than die at the hand of a terrorist.

NBC News reported in March:

Suicide rates are up alarmingly among middle-aged Americans, according to the latest federal government statistics.

They show a 28 percent rise in suicide rates for people aged 35 to 64 between 1999 and 2010.

RT reports:

In a letter to The Lancet medical journal, scientists from Britain, Hong Kong and United States said an analysis of data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that while suicide rates increased slowly between 1999 and 2007, the rate of increase more than quadrupled from 2008 to 2010, Reuters reported.

Earlier this month, NY Daily News wrote:

The Great Recession may have been at the root of a great depression that caused suicides to soar among middle-aged Americans, a government report speculates.

The annual suicide rate for adults ages 35 to 64 spiked in the past decade, according to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And a shaky economy that nose-dived into the worst financial crisis since the Depression may be the biggest reason why.

Read more here

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St. Louis Is Burning

Rolling Stone

There’s a fire burning in Bridgeton, Missouri. It’s invisible to area residents, buried deep beneath the ground in a North St. Louis County landfill. But the smoldering waste is an unavoidable presence in town, giving off a putrid odor that clouds the air miles away – an overwhelming stench described by one area woman as “rotten eggs mixed with skunk and fertilizer.” Residents report smelling it at K-12 school buses, a TGI Fridays and even the operating room of a local hospital. “It smells like dead bodies,” observes another local.

On a Saturday morning in March, one mile south of the landfill, several Bridgeton residents have gathered at a small home in a blue-collar subdivision called Spanish Village. Concerned citizens Karen Nickel and Dawn Chapman are here to answer questions posed by four of their neighbors. “How will I ever sell my house?” “Am I going to end up with cancer 20 years down the road?” “Is there even a solution?”

Read entire article HERE

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Former fire chief arrested in Blount County

Stephanie Wilson
ABC 33/40

BLOUNT COUNTY – AL – In Blount County, a former fire chief is behind bars on property theft charges.  Michael Claude Watson, of Warrior,  was arrested by the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office on two counts of first degree property theft and one count of second degree property theft.

Read entire article and see video HERE

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Jim Tucker, Bilderberg Hound, Dies at 78

The Alabama Truth Staff send our condolences to Jim’s family, friends, and millions of fans worldwide.

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American Free Press
April 27, 2013

James P. Tucker, Jr. (12/31/1934 – 4/26/2013), famed Bilderberg Hound, author of Jim Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary, passed away yesterday due to complications he suffered following a fall.

A proper tribute to Tucker will rendered next week when the front page of AMERICAN FREE PRESS newspaper will be dedicated to Jim.

The thoughts and prayers from all of us at AMERICAN FREE PRESS go out to his family and friends. Thank you, Tucker, for all that you did to shine the light on the “criminals” of Bilderberg.

Please read his obituary below by colleague Michael Collins Piper and listen to the last interview Tucker gave AFP prior to his passing.

Our Good Friend Jim Tucker is Gone, But He May Get the Last Laugh on David Rockefeller

By Michael Collins Piper

Jim Tucker’s only regret was probably the fact he didn’t outlive his sworn nemesis of more than a quarter of a century, international banker David Rockefeller. The colorful former editor of AMERICAN FREE PRESS—and still a continuing correspondent for this newspaper—Tucker died at a hospital in Virginia on April 26 at age 78 following complications arising from injuries received after falling down the steps in his home while in the company of his family.

Best known for having trailed the aforementioned Rockefeller and the members of such high-level power groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and, most notably, the Bilderberg group, literally all over the planet for decades, the legacy of the North Carolina-born self-described “country boy” as a hard-driving investigative reporter is one that is hard to rival.

Prior to coming to work in Washington, D.C. in 1975 as managing editor of the newly-launched national weekly, The Spotlight, Tucker had been, by his own admission, a conventional journalist with a wide range of experience in the mainstream press, largely confident that the big media in America was doing its job, bringing readers the news they needed to know. He was sports editor of the The Northern Virginia Sun, managing editor of The Daily Tifton Gazette in Georgia, managing editor of The Radford (Va.) Daily News, copy editor of The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch; night editor of The Washington Daily News in the nation’s capital, managing editor of The Martinsville (Va.) Bulletin, and news editor of The Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal.

However, the day that Willis Carto, treasurer of Liberty Lobby, the populist institution that published The Spotlight, called Tucker into his office and described to Tucker the little-known history of the Bilderberg meetings, Tucker’s worldview—particularly from his perspective as a journalist—changed forever.

Despite all his years in the media, Tucker had never once heard of Bilderberg and he realized—as any real journalist should—that there was something wrong. As Tucker summarized it—all quite correctly—time and again, over the years, “If a hundred of the world’s best known sports figures or film stars were gathered at some exclusive resort behind closed doors for a private meeting, the entirety of the mass media would be on hand, clamoring for admittance and demanding to know what was going on. But when the world’s richest bankers, media barons, industrialists, members of royalty, and political leaders were meeting secretly and discussing public policy matters that impacted on the course of the world’s affairs, the establishment press never said a word.”

From 1975 to 1982, as editor of The Spotlight, Tucker supervised a wide-ranging array of journalists who trailed the Bilderberg and Trilateral gangs here and abroad. But in 1983, Tucker himself went on the road as The Spotlight’s man on the scene and scorched the Bilderbergers and Trilateralists with blistering real news coverage, from Japan to Portugal to France, England, Germany—wherever and whenever the global intriguers met, even as the rest of the American media remained mum, despite the fact that, over and over again, over the next three decades, Tucker’s pioneering investigations unveiled Bilderberg-Trilateral plans that had a direct influence on public policy affecting every man, woman and child on the face of the planet.

After the demise of The Spotlight in 2001—orchestrated by a clique of figures (including a corrupt federal judge) with known links to the Central Intelligence Agency and to Israel’s intelligence service, the Mossad—Tucker picked up his work with the newly-launched AMERICAN FREE PRESS, for which he served for several years as managing editor, and continued pressing the Bilderberg and Trilateral vultures wherever they swooped down to nest and hatch their latest plots.

Each and every year up until 2012—Tucker was there. Hustling about, grooming sources (including members of the staffs of the hotels where Bilderberg met), lending his support to other journalists who came on the scene, and generally driving the Bilderberg elite up the wall—and, literally, into the wall: On one occasion Tucker discovered a secret listening device planted in the wall of the hotel room he was occupying in an inn located close to Bilderberg’s gathering place at one of the exclusive resorts the shadowy intriguers regularly met.

In recent years—as more and more journalists worldwide became aware of the existence of the secretive Bilderberg meetings and started arriving on the scene themselves, looking for leads, Tucker became “the man to see,” when the grizzled veteran journalist—an unabashed journalist of the old school, a two-fisted drinker and unapologetic three-packs-a-day smoker—showed up to keep the hoity-toity “suits” at Bilderberg on their toes.

Tucker maintained regular contact with a number of sympathetic sources both inside and close to the Bilderberg elite, and just days before his death, he had once again cracked Bilderberg secrecy and managed to uncover the location of Bilderberg’s upcoming meeting in England—despite (as per usual) Bilderberg’s efforts to misdirect Tucker from learning their real destination.

Having slowed down considerably in recent months, Tucker had just decided not to attend this year’s gathering, passing his torch to AFP correspondent Mark Anderson, who had joined Tucker in covering a number of recent Bilderberg gatherings, but if anything is for certain it is this: the old Bilderberg Hound will be there in spirit and, given the opportunity, he might even slip David Rockefeller a “mickey.”

Tucker is survived by two sons and literally millions of friends and admirers all over the world who appreciated Jim’s wry humor and the real journalism that he represented in every sense of the word. His literary legacy not only includes many thousands of articles published in The Spotlight and AMERICAN FREE PRESS, but also his classic memoir, Jim Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary, and The Crimes of Yalta, first published in 1984 and just recently slated for republication.

Our Good Friend Jim Tucker is Gone, But He May Get the Last Laugh on David Rockefeller

By Michael Collins Piper

Jim Tucker’s only regret was probably the fact he didn’t outlive his sworn nemesis of more than a quarter of a century, international banker David Rockefeller. The colorful former editor of AMERICAN FREE PRESS—and still a continuing correspondent for this newspaper—Tucker died at a hospital in Virginia on April 26 at age 78 following complications arising from injuries received after falling down the steps in his home while in the company of his family.

Best known for having trailed the aforementioned Rockefeller and the members of such high-level power groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and, most notably, the Bilderberg group, literally all over the planet for decades, the legacy of the North Carolina-born self-described “country boy” as a hard-driving investigative reporter is one that is hard to rival.

Prior to coming to work in Washington, D.C. in 1975 as managing editor of the newly-launched national weekly, The Spotlight, Tucker had been, by his own admission, a conventional journalist with a wide range of experience in the mainstream press, largely confident that the big media in America was doing its job, bringing readers the news they needed to know. He was sports editor of the The Northern Virginia Sun, managing editor of The Daily Tifton Gazette in Georgia, managing editor of The Radford (Va.) Daily News, copy editor of The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch; night editor of The Washington Daily News in the nation’s capital, managing editor of The Martinsville (Va.) Bulletin, and news editor of The Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal.

However, the day that Willis Carto, treasurer of Liberty Lobby, the populist institution that published The Spotlight, called Tucker into his office and described to Tucker the little-known history of the Bilderberg meetings, Tucker’s worldview—particularly from his perspective as a journalist—changed forever.

Despite all his years in the media, Tucker had never once heard of Bilderberg and he realized—as any real journalist should—that there was something wrong. As Tucker summarized it—all quite correctly—time and again, over the years, “If a hundred of the world’s best known sports figures or film stars were gathered at some exclusive resort behind closed doors for a private meeting, the entirety of the mass media would be on hand, clamoring for admittance and demanding to know what was going on. But when the world’s richest bankers, media barons, industrialists, members of royalty, and political leaders were meeting secretly and discussing public policy matters that impacted on the course of the world’s affairs, the establishment press never said a word.”

From 1975 to 1982, as editor of The Spotlight, Tucker supervised a wide-ranging array of journalists who trailed the Bilderberg and Trilateral gangs here and abroad. But in 1983, Tucker himself went on the road as The Spotlight’s man on the scene and scorched the Bilderbergers and Trilateralists with blistering real news coverage, from Japan to Portugal to France, England, Germany—wherever and whenever the global intriguers met, even as the rest of the American media remained mum, despite the fact that, over and over again, over the next three decades, Tucker’s pioneering investigations unveiled Bilderberg-Trilateral plans that had a direct influence on public policy affecting every man, woman and child on the face of the planet.

After the demise of The Spotlight in 2001—orchestrated by a clique of figures (including a corrupt federal judge) with known links to the Central Intelligence Agency and to Israel’s intelligence service, the Mossad—Tucker picked up his work with the newly-launched AMERICAN FREE PRESS, for which he served for several years as managing editor, and continued pressing the Bilderberg and Trilateral vultures wherever they swooped down to nest and hatch their latest plots.

Each and every year up until 2012—Tucker was there. Hustling about, grooming sources (including members of the staffs of the hotels where Bilderberg met), lending his support to other journalists who came on the scene, and generally driving the Bilderberg elite up the wall—and, literally, into the wall: On one occasion Tucker discovered a secret listening device planted in the wall of the hotel room he was occupying in an inn located close to Bilderberg’s gathering place at one of the exclusive resorts the shadowy intriguers regularly met.

In recent years—as more and more journalists worldwide became aware of the existence of the secretive Bilderberg meetings and started arriving on the scene themselves, looking for leads, Tucker became “the man to see,” when the grizzled veteran journalist—an unabashed journalist of the old school, a two-fisted drinker and unapologetic three-packs-a-day smoker—showed up to keep the hoity-toity “suits” at Bilderberg on their toes.

Tucker maintained regular contact with a number of sympathetic sources both inside and close to the Bilderberg elite, and just days before his death, he had once again cracked Bilderberg secrecy and managed to uncover the location of Bilderberg’s upcoming meeting in England—despite (as per usual) Bilderberg’s efforts to misdirect Tucker from learning their real destination.

Having slowed down considerably in recent months, Tucker had just decided not to attend this year’s gathering, passing his torch to AFP correspondent Mark Anderson, who had joined Tucker in covering a number of recent Bilderberg gatherings, but if anything is for certain it is this: the old Bilderberg Hound will be there in spirit and, given the opportunity, he might even slip David Rockefeller a “mickey.”

Tucker is survived by two sons and literally millions of friends and admirers all over the world who appreciated Jim’s wry humor and the real journalism that he represented in every sense of the word. His literary legacy not only includes many thousands of articles published in The Spotlight and AMERICAN FREE PRESS, but also his classic memoir, Jim Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary, and The Crimes of Yalta, first published in 1984 and just recently slated for republication.

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Prelim Report: 60+ Dead, Hundreds Injured in West, TX Fertilizer Plant Explosion

CBS DFW:  LIVE VIDEO STREAM

LIVE EMERGENCY SCANNER FEED

WKTX: WACO (April 17, 2013)–West EMS Director Dr. George Smith says as many as 60 or 70 people died and hundreds were injured Wednesday night in a fertilizer plant explosion in West.

A rescuer earlier said he knew of five deaths.

Meanwhile, emergency crews were pulling back late Wednesday night because of concerns about the possibility of a second explosion.

Emergency crews from throughout Central Texas responded just before 8 p.m. Wednesday after the first explosion at the plant in the small town north of Waco.

The explosion was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic radio call from the scene of the fire at West Fertilizer at 1471 Jerry Mashek Dr. just off Interstate 35.

The fire started in an anhydrous ammonia tank and spread to the building, authorities said.

The resulting explosion spread the fire to the Middle School and to a nearby nursing home.

The blast was felt throughout the city and as far away as Hillsboro, Whitney and Blum.

Most of the injuries resulted from debris being thrown from the blast, glass, doors and other shrapnel, authorities said.

Everyone within one mile of the fire was ordered to evacuate.

Numerous injuries were reported and multiple ambulances were requested.

About 60 people had been taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center by shortly before 10 p.m.

There were reports at around 9:45 p.m. that a second tank containing anhydrous ammonia was on fire, but authorities said that was the only fire still burning in the town.

Because of the threat of another explosion, emergency crews were being moved from the football field to another staging area.

 

 

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UPDATE: Ecosystem Breakdown? Spike in Aquatic Animal Deaths Escalates to ‘Epic Proportions’

 

UPDATE!

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California sea lion stranding crisis escalates to ‘epic proportions’
4/8/2013
TheWatchers

The mass stranding of sea lions at Californian shores doesn’t seem stopping anytime soon and condition has deteriorated even more. The stranding(s) spiked in January and have intensified in recent weeks, the numbers have already surpassed total number of an average year. By March 13th, there were 517 pups admitted to marine mammal rehabilitation centers and by April 4, the number has risen to 1100Wired. Authorities still don’t know what is the exact cause of the stranding. NOAA’s marine mammal stranding coordinator for the state of California, Sarah Wilkin said,

“We’re still getting strandings of animals at kind of equal rates to what they had been. We don’t know how long the event is going to go on.”

According to the National Marine Mammal Foundation it is a crisis of epic proportions (CBS8) and announced a challenge grant to help pay for sea lion’s care. Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for California sea lions in California from January 2013 through the present. NOAA reports live sea lion strandings are nearly three times higher than the historical average.

(Live California sea lion historical stranding rates for 2008-2012 (admits to rehabilitation facilities from Jan 1-March 31). Data for 2013 is as of March 24, 2013. Credits: NOAA)

 

FUKUSHIMA RADIATION ONE POSSIBLE CAUSE

NOAA assembles team to investigate ailing sea lion pups

Radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster is being looked at as one possible cause for what some experts are declaring an “unusual mortality event” after hundreds of ailing sea lion pups washed ashore in Southern California. Read more here.

These pups might have weaned themselves early and left their colonies while their mothers were foraging to longer distances for food. As they’re not strong enough to find food on their own, their quest for survival brings them to shore. Many pups now reaching shore are reportedly in even worse condition as compared to those found earlier this year, possibly because they’ve been on their own for longer duration.

Though this stranding is much similar to El Niño’s impact wherein sea lions starve because of food scarcity, researchers are yet to ascertain the accurate cause for such large influx of emaciated sea lions. Investigators are attempting to find out the reason for the same.

 

Read entire article here.

April 3, 2013
Jeremy Smith
AlabamaTruth.com

 


“Unusual Mortality Event” Involving Sea Lion Pups in California

Just 1 of several pens at PMMC showing volume of animals in need (photo courtesy of Keith Matassa)
Just 1 of several pens at PMMC showing volume of animals in need (photo courtesy of Keith Matassa)

In the past few weeks, the Southland Beaches of California have been subject to a barrage of baby sea lions that are mysteriously stranding themselves. Jonsie Ross, a rescuer from the Caifornia Wildlife Center said when interviewed by CBS 2 Los Angeles, “I’ve never seen anything like this,” […] “It just looks like malnutrition to me.” [...] “Even if I think people have been prepared, we never would have imagined the numbers that are coming up on the beach.”
A federal agency has declared that more sick and dying sea lion pups have stranded themselves on southern California beaches so far in 2013 than in the previous five years combined, but scientists are still unsure what is afflicting the mammals. It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.” That will allow more scientists to join the search for the cause”, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. “We anticipate this will get worse when the pups begin to wean from their mothers and have to forage on their own.”

The “unusual mortality event” notice from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released late on Wednesday follows animal rescue groups’ warnings of a large influx of ailing sea lion pups in California.

 

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WWLTV: [“893 marine mammals were found stranded along the northern Gulf Coast since 2010. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has labeled it an “Unusual Mortality Event.” […]“We are seeing a spike in dolphin strandings,” said Dr. Moby Solangi, executive director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.[…]Since the start of this year, Dr. Solangi said marine mammal strandings have been climbing, with 29 in Louisiana and 23 in Mississippi so far. […] “The unusual part in Mississippi is that 18 of the 23 are baby dolphins,” he said.[…]NOAA is tracking the strandings and their map shows that, in Mississippi and Louisiana, there have been seven dolphin strandings just in the past week alone. The most recent strandings in Louisiana happened in two places — one in Lake Catherine and the other on the beach along Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell.[…]So why are the strandings still happening three years after they started? Answers are tough to come by. Dr. Solangi said because of the ongoing investigation and litigation involving the BP Oil Spill, they can’t share their findings.”We have been advised not to discuss our findings or any results from our necropsies or analysis,” he said.]

young-bottlenose-dolphins-dying-gulf_32714_600x450NOAA: [Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (as amended), an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for dolphins and whales (cetaceans) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas/ Louisiana border through Franklin County, FL) from February 2010 through the present.[…] These numbers are preliminary and may be subject to change. As of March 24, 2013, the UME involves 905 Cetacean “strandings” in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (5% stranded alive and 95% stranded dead).

Mysterious Death of Over 100 Brown Pelicans in Brevard County, Florida.

On the east coast of Florida, the deaths of brown pelicans have even the experts searching for answers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) stated in a recent press release,

“During the past two months, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received reports of more than 100 dead brown pelicans in Brevard County from Merritt Island to Melbourne. FWC researchers are trying to find out what is killing them.

“The pelicans are emaciated and have heavy parasite counts, and, to our knowledge, other bird species have not been affected,” said Dan Wolf, an FWC researcher.

FWC researchers are assessing specimens and the environment for information that can help identify a potential cause.

Two weeks ago, they sent samples to the National Wildlife Health Center for testing but, so far, there are no definitive answers. Researchers are awaiting results from additional samples sent this week that may determine whether botulism, which is sometimes the cause of die-offs like this, played a role. However, according to Wolf, botulism generally kills its victims quickly, leaving little time for the bird to become emaciated.”

 

 

Nanette Notestein of Indian Harbour Beach found this pelican near her home last weekend. It grew weak and died hours later. / Photo by Nanette Notestein
Nanette Notestein of Indian Harbour Beach found this pelican near her home last weekend. It grew weak and died hours later. / Photo by Nanette Notestein

Brown pelicans are large, shore-dwelling birds. They reach sizes up to 48 inches long from head to tail, with a 6-7 foot wingspan and a weight of about 8 pounds. They are long-lived, the oldest individual on record died at 43 years of age.

Florida Today reports, “Many of the dead pelicans have turned up in Cocoa Beach. But others have also been found in Merritt Island, Melbourne, Indian Harbour Beach and the Sebastian River. [...] FWC researchers are assessing specimens from the pelican carcasses and the environment to identify a potential cause.”

 

 

Massive Spike in Manatee Deaths in Florida

 

 More than 400 manatees have been killed in Florida waters so far this year. (Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel)
More than 400 manatees have been killed in Florida waters so far this year. (Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel)

Sun Sentinel: Manatee deaths in Florida appear to be on a record pace and could reduce the gentle sea creatures’ overall population to dangerous levels, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report released on Thursday.

 

In just the first three months of this year, 409 manatees died in Florida waters, compared with 115 in the same period last year. The total number of deaths last year in Florida was 392.

“I don’t know that we’ve ever reached such a high number of manatee deaths this early in the year,” said Jaclyn Lopez, staff attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental non-profit organization based in St. Petersburg. “The overall message is that we need to be doing more to protect or our Florida manatee populations.”

Tampa Bay Times: Even as a Red Tide algae bloom is wiping out a record number of manatees in southwest Florida, a mysterious ailment is killing dozens more manatees on the state’s east coast. So far, state biologists have been unable to pinpoint the cause.

Pat Rose, a former government manatee biologist who is now executive director of the Save the Manatee Club, said he could not recall another time when manatees were being killed in such numbers on both coasts at the same time.

Since last July, 55 manatees showing similar symptoms have died in the Indian River Lagoon area — 25 in just the past month, according to Kevin Baxter, a spokesman for the state’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.

The manatees that have turned up dead on the east coast all appeared to have gone into shock and drowned after they “ingested large amounts of macroalgae,” Baxter said. “Our researchers are thinking the deaths are related to some kind of dietary change.”

 

Wired: Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of Florida

 

Environmental Protection: At the [156-mile long] Indian River Lagoon in Florida, several manatees and pelicans have been found dead, most likely due to the algae blooms that are quickly invading the area. With the deaths of these animals, scientists fear this is the beginning of a devastating ecosystem collapse. [...] Investigators believe that manatees are eating gracilaria, a red-colored alga, because of the seagrass shortage and because the dead manatees’ stomachs are full of it. Gracilaria isn’t known to be toxic, but scientists are trying to find whether some type of toxin is at work. [...] “Because of what’s going on with manatees, we’re on alert,” Megan Stolen, a scientist at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, said, according to Spear’s article, which said the institute documented five dolphin deaths in February, up from the month’s average of 2.3 deaths. [...]

Dead Sea Turtles Baffle Experts

 

Loggerhead turtle found dead off of Bonita Beach : WBBH
Loggerhead turtle found dead off of Bonita Beach : WBBH

WBBH : So far this year, 13 dead sea turtles have been reported dead. That’s compared to just 2 sea turtle deaths at this time last year. [...] Just Wednesday, a loggerhead and a Kemp’s Ridley were found dead.[...]The female loggerhead was spotted by a boater in fish trap bay in Bonita Springs Wednesday morning. She was picked up by Florida Gulf Coast University researchers and examined by a volunteer at turtle time.[...]Barnacles covered her shell and she seemed underweight; but researchers we spoke with say this many sea turtles shouldn’t be dying.

“When I get that call, I just say, ‘Oh no not another one.’ It’s that sadness, but if it’s an animal like the one we just retrieved, perhaps it will give us some answers through laboratory testing,” said Eve Haverfield, with Turtle Time Inc.[...]“When we got to it, its head was up on the beach. Its head was up and it just looked very lethargic; but unfortunately it had already expired by the time we got up there,” added Bob Wasno, FGCU Vester Marine Field Station Facilities Manager.[...]The sea turtles will be frozen until FWC can pick them up and perform necropsies to determine for certain if red tide is to blame for their deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ron Paul Launches New Homeschool Curriculum

Ron Paul launches his own school

April 8, 2013
RT

Although Ron Paul has left Congress, he will likely remain an influential voice: the libertarian-leaning Texas Republican has launched his own homeschooling curriculum for students, which he hopes will be “revolutionary” in restoring limited government.

“We cannot expect a federal government controlled school system to provide the intellectual ammunition to combat the dangerous growth of government that threatens our liberties,” Paul said during his farewell speech to Congress last November. Months later, he has launched his own online school to provide students with the education that he believes the government will never teach them.

The K-12 curriculum, which can be found at RonPaulCurriculum.com, provides free education through the fifth grade, after which it charges parents for courses. The program’s aim is to provide “education in liberty like no other”. Topics include Austrian economics, the basics of Western Civilization and Western liberty, American history, the US Constitution, and starting a home-based business. Students will also receive practical training for the modern age, including instructions on how to start a successful YouTube channel.

Economist and historian Gary North, who is serving as Ron Paul’s director of curriculum development, said in an introductory video that the program will “teach the Biblical principle of self-government and personal responsibility”. It will also teach students about the history of liberty, threats to liberty and the ‘hijacking’ of the US Constitution.
Read entire article here.

Homeschooling: The Future of Liberty

Ron Paul
April 8, 2013
LewRockwell.com

A common feature of authoritarian regimes is the criminalization of alternatives to government-controlled education. Dictators recognize the danger that free thought poses to their rule, and few things promote the thinking of “unapproved” thoughts like an education controlled by parents instead of the state. That is why the National Socialist (Nazi) government of Germany outlawed homeschooling in 1938.

Sadly, these Nazi-era restrictions on parental rights remain the law in Germany, leaving parents who wish greater control over their children’s education without options. That is why in 2006 Uwe and Hannalore Romeike, a German couple who wanted to homeschool their three children for religious reasons, sought asylum in the United States. Immigration judge Lawrence Burman upheld their application for asylum, recognizing that the freedom of parents to homeschool was a “basic human right.”Unfortunately, the current US administration does not see it that way, and has announced that it is appealing Judge Burman’s decision. If the administration is successful, the Romeikes could be sent back to Germany where they will be forced to send their children to schools whose teaching violates their religious beliefs. If they refuse, they face huge fines, jail time, or even the loss of custody of their children!

The Administration’s appeal claims that the federal government has the constitutional authority to ban homeschooling in all fifty states. The truth is, the Constitution gives the federal government no power to control any aspect of education. Furthermore, parents who, like the Romeikes, have a religious motivation for homeschooling should be protected by the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.

The federal government’s hostility to homeschooling is shared by officials at all levels of government. Despite the movement’s success in legalizing homeschooling in every state, many families are still subjected to harassment by local officials. The harassment ranges from “home visits” by child protective agencies to criminal prosecution for violating truancy laws.

Every American who values liberty should support the homeschoolers’ cause. If the government can usurp parental authority over something as fundamental as the education of their children, there is almost no area of parenthood off limits to government interference.

Homeschooling has proven to be an effective means of education. We are all familiar with the remarkable academic achievements, including in national spelling bees and other competitions, by homeshcooled children. In addition, homeschooled students generally fare better than their public school educated peers on all measures of academic performance.

It makes sense that children do better when their education is controlled by those who know their unique needs best, rather than by a federal bureaucrat. A strong homeschooling movement may also improve other forms of education. If competition improves goods and services in other areas of life, why wouldn’t competition improve education? A large and growing homeschooling movement could inspire public and private schools to innovate and improve.

When the government interferes with a parent’s ability to choose the type of education that is best for their child, it is acting immorally and in manner inconsistent with a free society. A government that infringes on the rights of homeschooling will eventually infringe on the rights of all parents. Homeschooled children are more likely to embrace the philosophy of freedom, and to join the efforts to restore liberty. In fact, I would not be surprised if the future leaders of the liberty movement where homeschooled.

I believe so strongly in the homeschooling movement that I have just announced my own curriculum for homeschooling families. Please visit this revolutionary new project at RonPaulCurriculum.com.

This Site Is Phase 2 of My Revolution: Beyond Politics

April 06, 2013
Ron Paul
RonPaulCurriculum.com

[...]Dr. North has assembled a first-rate faculty. Dr. Tom Woods will be teaching Western Civilization, government, the U.S. Constitution, and a unique course on the history of how America got into its wars, 1776 to today. How were they financed? What were the results?

Professor Timothy Terrell will teach a freshman course on personal finances. It will be the course you should have had way back when. It will teach about the uses and misuses of debt.

Bradley Fish, Jr. will teach courses in history and English in the middle school program, and he will offer a public speaking course to freshmen. He achieved something remarkable. In the month that he turned 18, he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business management from an accredited college. He began passing CLEP exams at age 14. He did all of the course work by examination for $13,000 — total. He paid for most of this by running a lawn mowing business on weekends. He borrowed the rest from his parents. He paid it back within a year of graduation. There are teenagers who will enroll on this site who will achieve similar results.

His grandmother and mother will be teaching the free courses, K-5. His father will teach middle school math. There are 10 children in the family, ages 20 to 3. This is a family with homeschool experience.

Bojidar Marinov will teach high school math. It will combine algebra, geometry, and philosophy. It will end with calculus in the fourth year. He grew up under Communism in Bulgaria. His teaching approach combines East and West in a unique way: both theoretical and practical. He was a successful math teacher at a Houston community college.

Dr. North will teach two economics courses, a Western Civ and Western literature course. He will teach a course on starting a home-based business. He will even teach a course on how to write direct-mail advertising copy. There has never been a high school course like this one. I think some parents may take this course. Dr. North has been writing ads for 39 years.

There are no textbook expenses. The only textbook is in Western Civilization, and it’s free. There will be a few books to buy, such as F. A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, but no textbooks.

Read entire article here.


Tom Woods: There is nothing like this curriculum anywhere[...]My own role will be to teach high school courses in Western civilization, the U.S. Constitution, government, and the history of American wars. All the courses on the site are available as part of the overall curriculum or a la carte, for those who would like individual courses.[...]This, I am convinced, will prove to be Ron Paul’s most significant contribution to the cause of liberty — and that’s saying something. Please check out RonPaulCurriculum.com, and stay tuned for more news as we move forward with this exciting project.[...]I would give my right arm to have had a chance like this when I was a young student. Instead of fighting with teachers, school boards, and textbooks, parents can take comfort in knowing that their children are learning precisely what they ought to be learning, and then some. I am proud and thrilled to be a part of it.

 

Lew Rockwell: Hugely Significant! The Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum! A boost to homeschooling, parent power, and well-educated children, and a blow to the public schools and the regime itself. Secede and take your children back.[...] LRC: Politico refers to Ron’s “ride into the sunset.” They wish! Ron can barely keep up with the flood of speaking invitations from universities and financial groups. He is hot. And he has just announced the extraordinary Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum, to educate children K-12 in real economics, real history, and all the other skills they need. Talk about building for the future! He also has a new homeschool manifesto coming out to join his list of bestsellers, and he has other books in the works. He is founding a new institution that will especially bug the bad guys. More later this month. And he is involved in television production, a new website, and a host of other ways to reach Americans by circumventing the regime. Riding into the sunset? It’s morning in Ron Paul’s America!

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Ecosystem Breakdown? Spike in Aquatic Animal Deaths Hit US

death longApril 7, 2013
Jeremy Smith
AlabamaTruth.com

 


“Unusual Mortality Event” Involving Sea Lion Pups in California

Just 1 of several pens at PMMC showing volume of animals in need (photo courtesy of Keith Matassa)
Just 1 of several pens at PMMC showing volume of animals in need (photo courtesy of Keith Matassa)

In the past  few weeks, the Southland Beaches of California have been subject to a barrage of baby sea lions that are mysteriously stranding themselves. Jonsie Ross, a rescuer from the Caifornia Wildlife  Center said when interviewed by CBS 2 Los Angeles, “I’ve never seen anything like this,” […] “It just looks like malnutrition to me.” [...] “Even if I think people have been prepared, we never would have imagined the numbers that are coming up on the beach.”
A federal agency has declared that more sick and dying sea lion pups have stranded themselves on southern California beaches so far in 2013 than in the previous five years combined, but scientists are still unsure what is afflicting the mammals. It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.” That will allow more scientists to join the search for the cause”, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. “We anticipate this will get worse when the pups begin to wean from their mothers and have to forage on their own.”

The “unusual mortality event” notice from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released late on Wednesday follows animal rescue groups’ warnings of a large influx of ailing sea lion pups in California.

 

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WWLTV: [“893 marine mammals were found stranded along the northern Gulf Coast since 2010. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has labeled it an “Unusual Mortality Event.” […]“We are seeing a spike in dolphin strandings,” said Dr. Moby Solangi, executive director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.[…]Since the start of this year, Dr. Solangi said marine mammal strandings have been climbing, with 29 in Louisiana and 23 in Mississippi so far. […] “The unusual part in Mississippi is that 18 of the 23 are baby dolphins,” he said.[…]NOAA is tracking the strandings and their map shows that, in Mississippi and Louisiana, there have been seven dolphin strandings just in the past week alone. The most recent strandings in Louisiana happened in two places — one in Lake Catherine and the other on the beach along Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell.[…]So why are the strandings still happening three years after they started? Answers are tough to come by. Dr. Solangi said because of the ongoing investigation and litigation involving the BP Oil Spill, they can’t share their findings.”We have been advised not to discuss our findings or any results from our necropsies or analysis,” he said.]

young-bottlenose-dolphins-dying-gulf_32714_600x450NOAA: [Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (as amended), an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for dolphins and whales (cetaceans) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas/ Louisiana border through Franklin County, FL) from February 2010 through the present.[…] These numbers are preliminary and may be subject to change. As of March 24, 2013, the UME involves 905 Cetacean “strandings” in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (5% stranded alive and 95% stranded dead).

Mysterious Death of Over 100 Brown Pelicans in Brevard County, Florida.

On the east coast of Florida, the deaths of brown pelicans have even the experts searching for answers. The  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) stated in a recent press release,

“During the past two months, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received reports of more than 100 dead brown pelicans in Brevard County from Merritt Island to Melbourne. FWC researchers are trying to find out what is killing them.

“The pelicans are emaciated and have heavy parasite counts, and, to our knowledge, other bird species have not been affected,” said Dan Wolf, an FWC researcher.

FWC researchers are assessing specimens and the environment for information that can help identify a potential cause.

Two weeks ago, they sent samples to the National Wildlife Health Center for testing but, so far, there are no definitive answers. Researchers are awaiting results from additional samples sent this week that may determine whether botulism, which is sometimes the cause of die-offs like this, played a role. However, according to Wolf, botulism generally kills its victims quickly, leaving little time for the bird to become emaciated.”

 

 

Nanette Notestein of Indian Harbour Beach found this pelican near her home last weekend. It grew weak and died hours later. / Photo by Nanette Notestein
Nanette Notestein of Indian Harbour Beach found this pelican near her home last weekend. It grew weak and died hours later. / Photo by Nanette Notestein

Brown pelicans are large, shore-dwelling birds. They reach sizes up to 48 inches long from head to tail, with a 6-7 foot wingspan and a weight of about 8 pounds. They are long-lived, the oldest individual on record died at 43 years of age.

Florida Today reports, “Many of the dead pelicans have turned up in Cocoa Beach. But others have also been found in Merritt Island, Melbourne, Indian Harbour Beach and the Sebastian River. [...]  FWC researchers are assessing specimens from the pelican carcasses and the environment to identify a potential cause.”

 

 

Massive Spike in Manatee Deaths in Florida

 

 More than 400 manatees have been killed in Florida waters so far this year. (Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel)
More than 400 manatees have been killed in Florida waters so far this year. (Red Huber, Orlando Sentinel)

Sun Sentinel: Manatee deaths in Florida appear to be on a record pace and could reduce the gentle sea creatures’ overall population to dangerous levels, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report released on Thursday.

 

In just the first three months of this year, 409 manatees died in Florida waters, compared with 115 in the same period last year. The total number of deaths last year in Florida was 392.

“I don’t know that we’ve ever reached such a high number of manatee deaths this early in the year,” said Jaclyn Lopez, staff attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental non-profit organization based in St. Petersburg. “The overall message is that we need to be doing more to protect or our Florida manatee populations.”

Tampa Bay Times: Even as a Red Tide algae bloom is wiping out a record number of manatees in southwest Florida, a mysterious ailment is killing dozens more manatees on the state’s east coast. So far, state biologists have been unable to pinpoint the cause.

Pat Rose, a former government manatee biologist who is now executive director of the Save the Manatee Club, said he could not recall another time when manatees were being killed in such numbers on both coasts at the same time.

Since last July, 55 manatees showing similar symptoms have died in the Indian River Lagoon area — 25 in just the past month, according to Kevin Baxter, a spokesman for the state’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg.

The manatees that have turned up dead on the east coast all appeared to have gone into shock and drowned after they “ingested large amounts of macroalgae,” Baxter said. “Our researchers are thinking the deaths are related to some kind of dietary change.”

 

Wired: Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of Florida

 

Environmental Protection: At the [156-mile long] Indian River Lagoon in Florida, several manatees and pelicans have been found dead, most likely due to the algae blooms that are quickly invading the area. With the deaths of these animals, scientists fear this is the beginning of a devastating ecosystem collapse. [...] Investigators believe that manatees are eating gracilaria, a red-colored alga, because of the seagrass shortage and because the dead manatees’ stomachs are full of it. Gracilaria isn’t known to be toxic, but scientists are trying to find whether some type of toxin is at work. [...] “Because of what’s going on with manatees, we’re on alert,” Megan Stolen, a scientist at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, said, according to Spear’s article, which said the institute documented five dolphin deaths in February, up from the month’s average of 2.3 deaths. [...]

Dead Sea Turtles Baffle Experts

 

Loggerhead turtle found dead off of Bonita Beach : WBBH
Loggerhead turtle found dead off of Bonita Beach : WBBH

WBBH : So far this year, 13 dead sea turtles have been reported dead. That’s compared to just 2 sea turtle deaths at this time last year. [...] Just Wednesday, a loggerhead and a Kemp’s Ridley were found dead.[...]The female loggerhead was spotted by a boater in fish trap bay in Bonita Springs Wednesday morning. She was picked up by Florida Gulf Coast University researchers and examined by a volunteer at turtle time.[...]Barnacles covered her shell and she seemed underweight; but researchers we spoke with say this many sea turtles shouldn’t be dying.

“When I get that call, I just say, ‘Oh no not another one.’ It’s that sadness, but if it’s an animal like the one we just retrieved, perhaps it will give us some answers through laboratory testing,” said Eve Haverfield, with Turtle Time Inc.[...]“When we got to it, its head was up on the beach. Its head was up and it just looked very lethargic; but unfortunately it had already expired by the time we got up there,” added Bob Wasno, FGCU Vester Marine Field Station Facilities Manager.[...]The sea turtles will be frozen until FWC can pick them up and perform necropsies to determine for certain if red tide is to blame for their deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

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NOAA investigates: natural die-off or radiation?

The Orange County Register
Enenews.com

NOAA investigates: natural die-off, radiation?

A team of experts assembled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency is looking into radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster as one of several possible causes of the ongoing sea lion stranding along Southern California beaches. [...]

Sea lions keep washing ashore, many in more critical condition than in the weeks before.

[...] All sea lions present similar symptoms, including dehydration and starvation. Some are also showing secondary infections. In Ventura County, mammal centers are finding a high amount of lice. [...]

“The radiation epidemic could be a potential cause,” [Sarah Wilkin, NOAA's California stranding coordinator] said.

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ATRNEWS LOCAL: Susan Moore Elementary Teacher Arrested for DUI

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March 27, 2013
AlabamaTruth.com

SUSAN MOORE, AL,  In a shocking turn of events, a public school teacher has been charged with DUI,  after being
stopped by Alabama State Troopers. Melonie Brooks Ray, a first grade teacher at Susan Moore Elementary School in the small town of Susan Moore, Alabama, was pulled over at the intersection of Susan Moore Road and Highway 75. The traffic stop, which occurred Thursday, March 21,  was less than a mile from the school that she teaches at.

According to her biography on the school’s website, Mrs. Ray holds a Master’s Degree in elementary education, and has been teaching for eleven years.

Mrs. Ray is innocent until proven guilty of her charges in a court of law. We will deliver more details as they emerge.