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Mysterious object nearly downed plane over Denver

By Will Ripley, KUSA.com

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mysterious flying object that nearly caused a mid-air collision Monday evening over Denver, according to NBC affiliate KUSA.com.

The FAA says it has reviewed radar and audio recordings from the reported incident and hasn’t found what it calls unidentified targets.

Investigators believe the object, whatever it is, could pose a serious safety hazard to planes.

Radio transmissions from LiveATC.net confirm a nervous-sounding pilot reported a strange object at 5:17 p.m. Monday.

The pilot is heard telling air traffic control: “A remote controlled aircraft, or what? Something just went by the other way … About 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft.

The corporate jet, a Cessna Citation 525 CJ1, was flying at 8,000 feet above sea level over Cherry Creek when the mystery object came close enough to make any pilot nervous.

“That’s an issue because now we have something in controlled airspace that poses a danger,” former NTSB Investigator and KUSA aviation analyst Greg Feith said.

Feith listened to the air traffic recordings and believes the object could be one of three things:

– A military or law enforcement drone.
– A remote controlled aircraft.
– A large bird.

“Was this an unmanned vehicle that was part of some sort of law enforcement operation? Was this somebody that had flown a large model aircraft inadvertently into the airspace? Or was it just [a bird that] caught the pilot’s eye so he believed it was an aircraft but could have been a very large wing span bird,” Feith said.

Any one of those things can be catastrophic if it collides with an airplane.

On Wednesday, a local sheriff’s office said it may have an explanation for the mysterious object.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found a 14-foot solar bag Tuesday around noon. It’s basically a weather balloon that looks like a long, black pool noodle. The FAA has not confirmed if the object is the solar bag.

Three years ago, a bird strike took down a commercial airliner that managed to land safely in the Hudson River. All the passengers survived.

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Walmart DVD to Digital: Is This a Scam or Something Else?

We’vre recently started seeing commercials regarding a new “service” that Walmart is launching which they are calling “DVD to Digital”. My GF and I were just sitting here discussing this and it’s pretty funny because just last night I was thinking about the implications of this so called “service”.

Walmart is charging customers to bring in the DVD’s and they will copy the movies and then make them available online.So you pay for a DVD and now Walmart wants to charge you to copy them (is this even legal??), upload them to a server and then make them available to you to watch from any PC, tablet phone or other device.

To me it sounds like Walmart is going to be making a move on the corner that Netflix has which is the ability to allow a subscriber to view movies via the internet and with many different devices.Walmart will make money over fist in this deal because they get their customers to PAY THEM to copy and upload the files and this will then allow them to collect a huge database of movies which THEY WERE PAID TO MAKE. After that, they simply buy the licenses they need and then open up shop, charging everybody to watch those same movies online.

So after doing a little research online,  looking in to DVD copyright laws, it seems to me there may be something “dirty” in all of this. Sony is just one of of the many companies that has made a huge investment in adding “protection to their DVD disks in order to prevent them from being copied. Here’s a little of what I found….

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When movie studios were preparing to release movies in a digital format for distribution on disks, they learned from the mistakes of the music industry. Hollywood insisted the disks include a layer of copy protection that music CDs don’t contain. But the technology that protects DVDs was cracked within a few years of the disks going on sale. (Actually copying a DVD would require extensive technical know-how that’s well beyond most consumers.) Congress, meanwhile, passed a law that made it illegal to produce or distribute tools that enable consumers to circumvent copy protection.

So it’s illegal to copy a DVD? Interestingly, no. Judges have said that consumers have a right to copy a DVD for their own use—say, for backing it up to another disk or perhaps watching it on another device, such as an iPod. That’s the same “fair use” rule that made it legal to tape television shows for watching later, perhaps on a different TV. The problem is that consumers can’t duplicate DVDs without software tools that get around the copy protection on those disks. It is those tools that Congress outlawed.

So based on the current copyright laws, any and all software that could be used to take a DVD and make it digital is ILLEGAL and therefore using it BREAKS THE LAW. So knowing this, how in the hell is Walmart going to take all these DVD’s, which have copy protection, and make them digital WITHOUT BREAKING THE LAW???

After doing a little more looking I found that Walmart has apparently worked out some sort of “deal” with the top five movie studio’s in Hollywood (20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros) in order to be able to pull this stunt off. So now we have Walmart making backroom deals with Hollywood studio’s…. I wonder if they already have a deal in place which will allow them to charge customers to access their movie database once it’s built… They are building this by charging customers on the front end and then they will charge customers on the back end as well once they have a grip of movies in their collection.

WOW! What a deal, right?

 

Information Dump? See For Yourself!

I came across a post with the link to this site over at Above Top Secret and I wanted to share it. For some reason their forums are blocking the posting of the actual link itself and no one seems to know why over there. Before I post the link I want to cover a few things first….

Yes, there is a picture of a document which appears to be a medical form for Steve Jobs and it indicates he tested POSITIVE for HIV Sept 1, 2004. Seeing as how he was very much in the public spotlight, it’s really no wonder why no one has heard of this before but none the less, the document does exist and is now readily available.

I do not take any credit for what’s contained in these files nor do I have anything to do with posting them; I am simply sharing a link which I think my readers will find interesting. I have only begun combing through all of this so as I find more things, I will post my findings here and without further ado, here is the link!

http://wlstorage.net/file

***WARNING!!!!***

The file named 2009-green-dam.zip appears to be some sort of VIRUS so DO NOT OPEN IT!!!! My AV program said it was ok but when I opened the folder it was in and looked at he files they were named exploit.html and there was also an expolit.dll file as well.

CNN Blowing Up the Airwaves With Racial Slurs and Profanity

I’ll admit it, I used to watch CNN in the morning; back before I found out they were nothing but the lying puppet of the US government that is. These days I will occasionally turn their so called “news’ on but most if it’s just a joke. Well, until I heard about this and now things are beginning to become even more clear…..

I hear all kinds of cuss words on television today but how, please answer me how, CNN got away with saying (I will NOT say it) f’ing ni**er on national television. I read about this yesterday and I was so appalled I brought it to the attention of my oldest daughter. I played her the video and then I explained that they are trying to desensitize the public to this; she asked me what that meant.

I explained that they want to keep repeating it, making us hear it over and over again until it eventually just becomes ok. It eventually becomes acceptable to start hearing that level of profanity on television and it becomes politically correct to start using the “N” word again. Over my dead body! I won’t hear such filth on my TV, I’ll turn the damn thing off! I certainly won’t hear that coming from the mouths of my children either; I’ll beat them in to next week! So……Here’s an clip from  damning evidence and apparently this is the SECOND TIME CNN has done this kind of thing within a three week period. I warn you, the language in this is not appropriate for young children.This is courtesy of The Daily Caller.

This is an absolute outrage and honestly I feel there should be consequences for CNN. The FCC needs to be flooded with complaints and CNN should be forced to pay huge fines for their decision to use such language on public television. It you would like to file an FCC complaint please visit their website at fcc.gov.

Information you will need:

program date: 04/08/2012 (Easter Sunday of all days!)

reporters name: Susan Candiotti

time of program: 11:30 AM

I filed my complaint and here’s a portion of what the last page says….

It’s against federal law to air obscene programming at any time. It is also against federal law to air indecent or profane programming during certain hours. The Commission is charged with enforcing the law that governs these types of broadcasts.

‘Syria Danny’ Caught Staging CNN War Propaganda Stunt

Unfortunately this is pretty typical of main stream media these days. It’s unfortunate that so many reporters have lost their integrity and that main stream media bows to the powers that be. Reporters used to be who people could count on for “under cover investigations” and digging up the truth. This country is in a sad, sad state.

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Footage appears to show “activist” coordinating fake gunfire

Astounding footage has emerged of ‘Syria Danny’ – the dubious “activist” who appears on mainstream news every week begging for a US or Israeli military invasion – in which he apparently coordinates gunfire and explosions to be staged during his interview with CNN.

As we have previously documented, ‘Syria Danny’ is a 22-year-old British citizen of Syrian descent from Cambridge. After returning from Homs in summer last year, he lived in London for a few months before returning to Syria in December, from which point onwards he became the poster child for a western military intervention in Syria, begging almost daily on CNN for the United States or even Israel to bombard the country.

The clip above shows Danny being connected to CNN for one of the many interviews the station has conducted within him over the last few months.

While waiting to be connected, Danny says, “Well, let the gunfire sound then,” before subsequently asking someone off camera, “Did you tell him to get the gunfire ready?” An explosion is heard soon after, but Danny doesn’t even flinch.

The person working the camera, Danny himself, and at least one person off camera, clearly appear to be coordinating staged gunfire and explosions to coincide with the CNN interview.

The cameraman then reminds Danny to talk about recovering dead bodies before the interview with Anderson Cooper begins. The talking point about Assad’s forces carrying out indiscriminate violence is strongly emphasized.

Despite the threat of the violence he claims is occurring all around him, in addition to his high profile as a media-friendly anti-regime activist which would make him a prime target, Danny seems remarkably calm and composed in an environment one would expect to be fraught with tension. At one point, he even appears to be bored, jokingly asking for a mattress.

Observers have noted that Danny’s stories about the violence he claims to have witnessed appear to change each time he appears on a different news show, suggesting he is embellishing or outright manufacturing his testimony.

In another clip, footage presented by the mainstream media as depicting “government shelling” of innocent citizens actually shows the camera shot being set up hours beforehand, ready to capture an attack on an oil refinery in the city of Homs which occurred on February 8. There is no evidence of tanks or “shelling” and the clip was likely produced by the same terrorists who blew up the oil refinery.

With some sources predicting that the NATO invasion of Syria could take place as soon as this month, it’s guaranteed that we will witness a great deal more propaganda broadcast by the mainstream media to perpetuate the myth that Assad’s forces are indiscriminately killing innocent “activists,” when in reality the opposition is comprised of armed rebels and Al-Qaeda terrorists who have also been responsible for indiscriminate violence.

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McCain calls for U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria

Wow. Honestly it’s incredible for me to think about the atrocities taking place in the US right now (GMO chemical foods, BPA poisoning, FEMA death camps, TSA molesters, abuse of protestors etc…). Thinking of that, I’m shocked that McCain doesn’t wish to bomb the US!

The US government points their finger at other countries and says”They beat their people, torture them and kill them, they are bad!”; maybe they need to look at where the other four fingers are pointing back at.The US government “takes out” the leader of any country that tries to stand up for itself against the US tyranny. The US wants all the oil, all the money and all the power; if your country gets in their way you better watch out!

Olivier Knox | The Ticket

aying “the time has come for a new policy” in Syria, veteran Republican Senator John McCain called Monday for U.S.-led airstrikes on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in an effort to protect civilians from a bloody year-long crackdown by the regime. John McCain - Angry Old Man

“The United States should lead an international effort to protect key population centers in Syria, especially in the north, through airstrikes on Assad’s forces,” McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a speech on the Senate floor.

“To be clear: This will require the United States to suppress enemy air defense in at least part of the country,” said McCain, who has repeatedly called in recent weeks and months for a stepped-up U.S. effort to protect Syrian civilians.

Assad has waged a year-long, deadly crackdown on opposition to his regime, drawing fierce criticism from Washington and other world powers, though Moscow and Beijing blocked a UN Security Council resolution aimed at halting the bloodshed.

The White House has sharply criticized Russia and China, but has resisted calls to arm the Syrian opposition as premature.

McCain said “the ultimate goal of airstrikes” would be “to establish and defend safe havens in Syria” where Assad’s outgunned opponents “can organize and plan their political and military activities” and points for the delivery of humanitarian and military aid “including weapons and ammunition, body armor and other personal protective equipment, tactical intelligence, secure communications equipment, food and water, and medical supplies.

“After a year of bloodshed, the crisis in Syria has reached a decisive moment,” McCain said. “Increasingly, the question for U.S. policy is not whether foreign forces will intervene militarily in Syria. We can be confident that Syria’s neighbors will do so eventually, if they have not already.”

“Some kind of intervention will happen, with us or without us. So the real question for U.S. policy is whether we will participate in this next phase of the conflict in Syria, and thereby increase our ability to shape an outcome that is beneficial to the Syrian people, and to us. I believe we must,” the Arizona Republican said.

“However, it is not clear that the present policy can succeed. If Assad manages to cling to power — or even if he manages to sustain his slaughter for months to come, with all of the human and geopolitical costs that entails — it would be a strategic and moral defeat for the United States. We cannot, we must not, allow this to happen,” McCain said.

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Driving the politics out of gas prices

I no longer own a motor vehicle and I can honestly say that I am glad! The consumption of gas in the US is down yet we see the prices continuing to skyrocket; where does the law of supply and demand fit in to any of this??

US gas prices

Charles Lane
Washington Post

March 1, 2012

Gas may be getting expensive, but talk is still cheap. So politicians are responding to the latest spike in petroleum prices as they always do: with a barrage of partisan accusation that has much more to do with exploiting the issue than addressing it.

… Please, everyone, just ignore this blather. Here’s what is actually going on: World crude oil prices determine the vast majority of the per-gallon price of gasoline — 76 percent of it, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Those prices have been trending upward for more than a decade, largely because of surging demand in China and other emerging markets. Gas prices have followed suit.

… In fact, without those higher crude prices, there would have been less incentive for U.S. entrepreneurs to invest in fracking technology and produce the extraordinary new sources of shale oil in North Dakota and elsewhere that are creating jobs and wealth, and gradually liberating the United States from foreign sources of supply.

Federal Reserve policy probably has something to do with higher oil prices, too. Since the Fed’s zero percent interest rate cheapens the dollar, it takes more dollars to buy the same amount of oil and other commodities.

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