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(N.Morgan) In a breaking development in the missing MH370 airplane mystery, it is now believed parts of the wing have been found in the Indian ocean, in the area of Madagascar
Malaysian Authorities are almost certain the parts found indeed came from the Lost MH370 flight.
Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.
The object, which is believed be to be part of a wing, was being sent to offices of France’s BEA crash investigation agency in Toulouse to verify if was indeed the first trace of the lost plane to be found, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.
The plane was carrying 239 passengers and crew.
Search efforts led by Australia have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia.
Reunion Island, where the debris was found washed up on Wednesday, is a French overseas department roughly 3,700 km (2,300 miles) away, east of Madagascar.
“The location is consistent with the drift analysis provided to the Malaysian investigation team, which showed a route from the southern Indian Ocean to Africa,” Najib said in a statement.
I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that If it’s really from that airplane, it is way far from where it was last spotted, near the southern tip of Vietnam—roughly 3,800 miles away.
Which means it’s also way far from where the search for the plane has been concentrated.
The Volume of Space Below Eight Miles
The surface area of a sphere with radius r is A=4πr^2.
The radius of the earth is about 4,000 miles, so its surface area is approximately 200,000,000 square miles.
Thus the volume of space below eight miles is this number multiplied by eight — about one and one-half billion cubic miles.
If an aircraft had an infinite amount of fuel, it could fly around undetected for a very long time.
Even given that radar covers most land areas, a plane continuing to fly over oceans would have a billion cubic miles in which to disappear.
The arrow on the right shows the approximate last known position of MH370, the one near Madagascar shows Réunion Island, where the wreckage was found. GOOGLE MAPS
Black male walks up to random couple walking, takes out a shotgun and blasts the female in the back of the head.
Even though police are desperately asking for help from the public, the article below -and media broadcast- does not give a full description of the suspect. To find that out, yet again, you’d have to scour around:
On July 5, 2015, around 10:12 p.m., Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the area of Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place. Officers found that a female in her 30s had been shot while walking with her companion on McCadden Place toward Sunset Boulevard when an unidentified male Black approached on foot and shot the victim. The suspect left northbound on McCadden Place in a black sedan. (link)
Here is the early morning local report KTLA5 which intentionally avoids the uncomfortable description of the suspect. (Also note there is apparent CCTV video in the vicinity of the attack):
Speaking of rare earthquakes at 1,000 year dormant volcanoes, just a few days ago (May 31st), a different earthquake struck in South Utah at the Markagunt Volcanic Plateau (just before the Oregon Earthquake swarm struck off the West coast this week).
The Markagunt volcanic plateau also has been dormant for approximately 1,000 years.
Both long dormant volcanic areas have been hit by earthquakes in the past few days, which is certainly a sign of greater unrest in the region, and possibly a sign of another larger West Coast seismic event coming in the near term.
The earthquake swarm off the coast of Oregon is occurring directly on the flanks of a large undersea unnamed dormant volcano , thus these dormant volcanoes showing movement on the West coast are a sign of building stresses below the plate.
Information on this Arizona earthquake from the USGS:
Since when did it become acceptable to promote our government breaking the law on open airwaves in such a satisfactory manner as if what they were doing was legal? No court approved the FBI’s usage of these aircrafts, yet they did as they pleased and monitored anyone and everyone they deemed necessary.
In fact according to The Associated Press 11 states were identified in the surveillance flights conducted by the FBI:
— Arizona: Glendale, Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe.
— California: Anaheim, Rancho Cordova, Richmond, Sacramento, San Diego, Spring Valley.
— Florida: Cape Coral.
— Illinois: Chicago.
— Maryland: Baltimore, Columbia.
— Massachusetts: Boston, Brockton.
— Minnesota: Minneapolis.
— Rhode Island: Providence.
— Texas: Arlington, Dallas, Houston, Plano.
— Virginia: Arlington, Fairfax, Garrisonville, Springfield.
— Washington: Seattle, Tacoma.
— Washington, D.C.
BY EDWIN MORA, BREITBART
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), in the latest edition of its propaganda magazine, indicated that it could purchase a nuclear weapon in Pakistan, take it to Nigeria, and then smuggle it into the U.S. through Mexico by using existing trafficking networks in Latin America.
machete leans against the wall inside the front door.
Jeff Brooks lifts it first, upon stepping inside, and eyes the rafters exposed after crews removed the ceiling drywall. He scans the living room, looking past his children's toys, and surveys the floors and the steps to the basement — nothing.
Jeff, with his machete, leads two lawyers to the basement.
"Let him go first," says his wife, Jody Brooks, from the doorway.
Because their Annapolis-area home, the couple says, is infested with snakes.
Black rat snakes wintered in the walls and tunneled through the insulation. Snake paths ran from the basement to the roof.
Jeff and Jody Brooks bought the house on the Broadneck Peninsula in December. They filed a lawsuit two weeks ago seeking $2 million and claiming the real estate agent hid her knowledge of the snakes.
The smallest were hatchlings, several inches. The largest was 7 feet, they say, and found last month in the basement, directly below a pink-and-lime bedroom where their infant daughter slept.
This modest rancher in the St. Margarets neighborhood of Beechwood on the Burley was supposed to be their 20-year home: an office downstairs for Jody, separate bedrooms for the children, Thomas and Lilly, and a backyard to romp around, all within a bicycle ride of Jody's parents' home.
It was a way-into-the-neighborhood house for a family starting out.
The couple closed in December for $410,000.
They lasted until April. They were driven out, they say, by snakes.
The Brookses are seeking more than four times the price of the house in their lawsuit against real estate agent Barbara Van Horn, of Annapolis; Champion Realty Inc.; and former homeowner Joan Broseker, of Severna Park.
Broseker is Van Horn's mother."Van Horn refused to keep a lockbox on the premises while acting as the listing agent and would personally unlock the home and turn on the lights and, upon information and belief, check for snake activity before anyone entered," according to the lawsuit filed May 19 in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County.
Van Horn, contacted at her Annapolis home Wednesday, declined to comment.
Her attorney, Barbara Palmer, of the Annapolis law firm Blumenthal, Delavan Powers & Palmer, also represents Champion Realty in the case.
"Champion Realty has a policy against making public comments about matters involved in ongoing litigation," Palmer wrote in an email.
They have about a month to submit to the courts a response to the lawsuit.
The Brookses, however, aren't the first family driven away from 631 Truxton Road.
Another family called it "the snake house."
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to call for an early voting period of at least 20 days in every state.
Clinton will call for that standard in remarks Thursday in Texas about voting rights, her campaign said. She will also criticize what her campaign calls deliberate restrictions on voting in several states, including Texas.
The former secretary of state's address at historically-black Texas Southern University in Houston comes as Democrats pursue legal challenges to voting rule changes approved by Republican legislatures in several states.
Clinton and her allies claim the changes are aimed at narrowing the electorate in ways that benefit Republicans.
The Obama administration intends to transfer up to 10 detainees from the Guantanamo detention center to other countries this month, a senior defense official told Defense One. These would be the first since transfers came to a pregnant pause in January.
Obama’s ideology conflicts with the teachings of Jesus Christ, which explains why the president wages war on Christianity, as Infowars.com journalist Kit Daniels explains.
Since the initial Fukushima meltdown in 2011, governments have downplayed the situation’s severity as radiation continues to be found in drinking water, rain, milk and food throughout the United States.
As the first several waves of radiation reached US shores, the federal government responded to the public’s concern by raising acceptable radiation levels and even turning off radiation warning systems.
Award-winning scientist David Suzuki has stated that another large earthquake near the decommissioned plant could cause and even larger meltdown, spelling not only the end of Japan, but a need for the complete evacuation of North America as well. My friends, this is a serious situation.
Aside from the ongoing disaster at Fukushima, an investigation of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records by the Associated Press reveals the vast majority of nuclear power plants in the United States to be leaking.
Federal authorities in South Texas Monday arrested two men, one of whom is a Mexican citizen, claiming the pair were attempting to sell live makeshift grenades, listed in court documents as “improvised explosive devices.”
US citizen Albert Joseph Ortiz and Cesar Giovanni Flores-Tirado, a Mexican national, face federal charges of receiving or possessing a destructive device.
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives led a sting operation in the southern border town of McAllen last month, in which an informant sought “grenades for sale.”
Ortiz delivered a live grenade to the informant’s location, allowing him to photograph the explosive before he promised to return to purchase it.
Flores-Tirado met the informant later that day at an intersection and sold the grenade for $400.
The next day, “ATF Special Agents and members of the McAllen Police Department Bomb Squad analyzed the grenade purchased on May 21, 2015,” a criminal complaint states. “The grenade was disassembled and appears to be a functional Improvised Explosive Device.”
“After the grenade was disassembled, a test burn was conducted on a small portion of the black material that was found inside of the device. The black material ignited when lit with a flame.”
A week later, the informant phoned his contact again and agreed to purchase five additional grenades from Flores for $2,000.
“The grenades were in a white bag and sitting on the passenger seat next to Flores,” documents state.
According to ValleyCentral.com, the complaint against Ortiz “documents additional grenade deals, including the purchase of nine grenades on May 22, and discussions with another government informant.
A spokesperson with the ATF declined to comment on the case, saying “We’re still right in the middle of it.”
For years, the federal government has warned of an increased domestic use of improvised explosive devices, specifically citing the “growing threat” of homegrown terrorism.
“The domestic IED threat from both homegrown terrorists and global threat networks is real and presents a significant security challenge for the United States and our international partners,” Army Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero said in classified congressional testimony.
Despite endless claims of a looming domestic terror threat, the Obama administration has perpetuated lax immigration policies which seem to be encouraging criminal elements in and around border communities.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph Ibrahim of the Islamic State, reportedly tweeted that it is permissible for jihadists “to enjoy young boys in the absence of women,” another shocking insight into the warped beliefs of ISIS.
Al-Baghdadi’s Twitter account was suspended last year, but the screenshot of the tweet has re-emerged after being posted by a number of Arabic language websites in recent days.
According to Jihad Watch, the translation of the Arabic reads, “It is permissible for the mujahid [jihadi] to enjoy young boys in the absence of women.”
The message is justified with reference to Koran 52:24, which states, “There will circulate among them [servant] boys [especially] for them, as if they were pearls well-protected.”
Verses 76:19 also read, “There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them [as beautiful as] scattered pearls.”
Unsurprisingly, Al-Baghdadi is a figure who attracts controversy on a regular basis. Last year he was ridiculed for being photographed wearing an expensive $5,000 dollar Omega wristwatch.
A manual released by the publishing house of the Islamic State last year also includes graphic instructions on how to beat and sexually molest female slaves, including underage girls.
“It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse,” the guide states.
As Jamie Dettmer explains, ISIS also relies on techniques used by pedophiles to groom underage prey when recruiting young westerners.
As we recently reported, ISIS blames “conspiracy theories” about the origin of the group as the reason for why many militants have deserted the terrorist organization in recent months.
In a related development, Ahmad Saleem, the Orlando regional coordinator of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), was outed as a pedophile as a result of a police sting during which he was caught trying to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.
Were you aware that recently, ambulances across America started carrying anti-nerve agent kits in them? Yes, the kind that you inject in someone who's suffered a nerve agent attack. Nerve agents as in biological/chemical warfare! The specific type is known as DuoDote, and if it's not injected pretty close to immediately after an attack, the victim has no chance at life.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in stable condition after suffering a leg injury in a bike crash in France Sunday morning.
Kerry was flown to Hospital University in Geneva and is being evaluated. The secretary’s spokesman said paramedics and a doctor were with Kerry’s motorcade when the crash happened near Scionzier, France.
Kerry is stable and did not lose consciousness.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The legendary Bob Schieffer is calling it a career Sunday as he hosts his last “Face the Nation.”
Schieffer joined CBS News in 1969 and in that span he covered the White House, State Department, Pentagon, Capitol Hill, anchored the “CBS Evening News,” and hosted “Face the Nation” the past 24 years.
Washington has changed dramatically when he began covering the nation’s capital. Schieffer told “CBS This Morning” on Friday that the “revolution in communications” has turned D.C. “upside-down.”
“We now don’t know where people get their news, but what we do know is they’re bombarded with information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most of the information is wrong and some of it is wrong on purpose,” Schieffer said. “It is our job, I think, in mainstream journalism to try to cut through this mall of information and tell people what we think is relevant in what they need to know. That is the job of the journalist and I have to say it’s harder and harder.”
by Jim Hoft, GATEWAY PUNDIT
Larry Reid was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 95 near the edge of Boulder City city limits. (Daily Mail)
Harry Reid’s brother was arrested this week on drunk and disorderly conduct… Oh, and he hit a cop.
The Daily Mail reported:
Senator Harry Reid’s 73-year-old brother has been arrested and charged with driving drunk and hitting a police officer.
Larry Reid was arrested for DUI about 12:40 p.m. between Boulder City and Searchlight in Nevada.
Mr. Reid was also charged with battery of a police officer, driving across a median, resisting arrest, not wearing a seat belt and possession of a gun while under the influence of alcohol.
A trooper saw Larry Reid’s Lexus SUV in the dirt median with the engine still running, Patrol spokesman Trooper Loy Hixson said.
The Nevada Senator’s office released a statement confirming that Larry Reid is the Democrat’s brother, saying only that it is ‘a private matter.’
Harry Reid suffered a concussion, broken ribs and a busted face from what he said was a “workout” incident.
On Monday I got a phone call from a man named Easton Elliott. We talked briefly on Monday, and have had additional telephone conversations since then. Elliott* is a businessman who lives in the Las Vegas area, and he thinks he knows what really happened to Harry Reid. This is the story as he related it to me:
Elliott spent a portion of last New Year’s Eve at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Henderson, Nevada. His AA group has meetings every hour on New Year’s Eve, along with a pot luck supper. There were approximately 20 people present at the meeting during the events described below.
Some time between 10:00 and 11:30 p.m., a man entered the meeting. His appearance was striking: there was blood on his clothing, beginning around his midsection. His left hand was swollen. He appeared to be somewhat intoxicated and was visibly agitated. He introduced himself as “Larry.”
In a group discussion that was heard by a number of people, Larry said that he had just had a fight with a family member. Larry said he had been at a family get-together, and he didn’t remember much about the fight because he had blacked out. When he came to, he was rolling on the ground, fighting with a family member, and his clothes were bloody. Now, he said, he was frightened that the Secret Service would come after him.
An extraordinary piece of early American history preserved and quietly passed down through nine generations has surfaced for the first time. Recognized by experts as a unique historical artifact from the New England colonies, this textile was handmade by the wife of Yale University's founder Rev. Thomas Buckingham.
While textbooks focus on the great documents of the American past, or the important events, artifacts can show us another kind of history, another way of approaching the past. The Buckingham Quilt is an American treasure that not only connects people, it tells its own story of colonial history by representing a bygone era 100 years before the birth of America.
After almost 350 years, the living descendant and trustee, who wishes to remain anonymous, has chosen to no longer enshrine and isolate The Buckingham Quilt but instead open it up to provide opportunities to challenge and enhance our understanding of the past:
"The Buckingham Quilt is important to us as a way to approach the past. It provides us a way into history. It is a touchstone that bring memories and meanings to life. It makes history real. Moreover, it is a reality that can and should be viewed from different perspectives. Looking closely at this artifact, putting it into historical context, and using it to understand the past, is exactly what we need to do."
Read more and see the first images made public at buckinghamquilt.com
(The Telegraph) -- Sex toy injuries have doubled since 2007, with a large increase in 2012 and 2013, after the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey books.
The figures are estimates from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, which has tracked casualty admissions since 1991, the Washington Post reported.
The injuries relating to "massage devices and vibrators" were initially low but began to rise steeply from 2005, when around 1500 people across the US received treatment for sex injuries.
Middle aged men were most likely to get such injuries. Male patients accounted for 58 per cent, with the median age in that group being 44 years old. The median aged for women was younger, at 30 years old.
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
From George Washington on, presidents have blamed “them lyin’ newspapers” for their problems, and often for the problems they create. And not just presidents; governors, mayors and even aldermen play the national political sport. The villains now include television and the Internet.
Presidents dream of drawing interviewers like Ezra Klein of Vox.com. President Obama sat down the other day with Mr. Klein and he served up one softball after another about the president’s political theories, his reading of history and his dreams. The pitcher had neither curve ball nor slider in his repertoire, and Mr. Obama duly knocked them out of the park. The president thinks the legislative filibuster should be abolished, he would amend the Constitution to limit political speech and he thinks income redistribution is a good thing “for its own sake.”
But when he dismissed concerns about violent radical Islam as a media creation, which he thinks has been hyped and doesn’t mean much, anyway, he crossed into fantasy. He compared himself to a city mayor whose job requires him to deal with crime and criminals, and the media’s eagerness to play up the deeds of the few hardly makes the problems serious. He suggests that reporters and pundits play up the violence in the Middle East for the same reason television’s Entertainment News hypes murder, mayhem and a light snowfall.