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  1. I feel this needs to be posted, for info that is important to any who buy honey. Unity posted the first article in the shout box, Tx unity courtesy: Abdecoral AUSTRALIA’S CAPILANO HONEY ADMIT SELLING TOXIC AND POISONOUS HONEY TO CONSUMERS "Capilano Honey are putting the lives of Australians at risk by knowingly selling honey that is full of antibiotics, toxins, irradiated pollen from China and alkaloids. Capilano are also deliberately concealing from consumers the fact that a large percentage of their honey is imported from China, Mexico, Argentina (where they have a factory), Hungary and Brazil. Capilano, who promote themselves as 100% Australian, are so worried about being exposed they instituted frivolous and vexatious defamation proceedings in February 2016 against whistleblower and consumer activist Simon Mulvany seeking a gag order to try to silence him. Mr Mulvany runs a Facebook page “Save The Bees Australia” and a website called “Bee the Cure” focused on health and safety issues with Honey and the Bee industry. The court case has backfired badly as Australian and Chinese media have reported on the case and now Capilano are refusing to file their Statement of Claim and will not communicate with Mr Mulvany’s lawyers which means the case will be thrown out because Capilano are failing to prosecute their case. This is in effect an admission by Capilano Honey that what Simon Mulvany has been saying is true and correct. One of Mr Mulvany’s posts on his Facebook page said: “The world dumps its toxic honey on Australia then Capilano through sales are dumping it on ordinary Australians. Capilano Honey are sneaky and sell under brands Allowrie, Smiths, Barnes and Wescobee. Capilano is importing Argentinian honey from the heliotrope plant that can have disastrous consequences as it contains alkaloids. Your cheap supermarket honey has the potential to cause liver issues and simultaneously ruin an industry. The heat is on Australian honey literally in Capilano’s blending facilities but also from the world after Fairfax media reported samples of blended Australian honey contained high rates of dangerous alkaloids.” snip https://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2016/09/17/australias-capilano-honey-admit-selling-toxic-and-poisonous-honey-to-consumers/ I believe I read this in regards to the US also. Below find story Chinese Honey : Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves. Here’s How To Know The Difference PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 16, 2016 · UPDATED MAY 24, 2016 "The devastating reality is that one third of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is probably smuggled in from China, which means that there is a possibility that it is tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. Documents which resulted from the investigation of Food Safety News prove that we here consume millions of pounds of imported, unsafe honey, which is otherwise banned in numerous countries. Even after the widespread arrests and convictions of major smugglers over the last two years, this flow of Chinese honey continues unstopped, despite assurances from the Food and Drug Administration and other federal officials that the hundreds of millions of pounds reaching store shelves were authentic and safe. snip Moreover, investigations discovered that an even larger amount of honey apparently had been concocted without the help of bees, made from artificial sweeteners and then extensively filtered to remove any proof of contaminants or adulteration or indications of precisely where the honey actually originated. snip Suebee Co-Op, the nation’s oldest and largest honey packer and seller, was contacted by Food Safety News in order to respond to these allegations and to learn where it gets its honey. However, they remained silent, and did not answer to any call or emails that they repeatedly got. Other major honey seller also did not return to calls and emails. snip http://healthawarenessforall.com/chinese-honey-banned-in-europe-is-flooding-us-grocery-shelves-heres-how-to-know-the-difference/ Back to Australia hmmmm, they shut this bee keeper up, but HOW, considering the following info and IF you read the article from the US, I'd bet he's right on the money with his claims! tx Landdownunder EXPERT REACTION: Contaminated Australian honey January 21, 2016 "Publicly released: Thu 21 Jan 2016 at 1227 AEDT | Thu 21 Jan 2016 at 1427 NZDT News reports today suggest "Australian honey is the most contaminated in the world". Research published in Food additives & contaminants* found that 41 of the 59 Australian honey samples tested were contaminated by pyrrolizidine alkaloids, recognised liver damaging toxins that have serious health consequences for animals and humans when consumed in high quantities. The average daily exposure, based on the results of this study, were 0.051 micrograms per kilogram bodyweight per day for adults and 0.204 micrograms per kilogram bodyweight per day for children. The authors suggest these results are cause for concern as they are above proposed European Food Safety Authority maximum daily intake limit of 0.007 micrograms per kilogram bodyweight per day. They are below the current Australian safety limit of one microgram per kilogram bodyweight per day." https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/expert-reaction-contaminated-australian-honey MAN WHO ACCUSED CAPILANO OF SELLING 'TOXIC HONEY' GAGGED Sept. 27, 2016 Amy Taeuber "An Australian beekeeper has been stung with a gag order after honey giant Capilano accused the man of creating a smear campaign against the company. In over 25 social media posts, Simon Mulvany who runs consumer activist website Save the Bees, accused the honey maker of selling “toxic” imported honey in order to make more money; something the company vehemently denies. Capilano said it was forced to take legal action against the Victorian based beekeeper after receiving a petition with over 30,000 signatures backing the man's claims. The company is suing for costs and damages. “Unfortunately, we’re seeing that consumers are believing it,” a Capilano spokesman said." snip http://www.kiis1065.com.au/newsroom/bee-keeper-who-accused-capilano-of-selling-toxic-honey-is-gagged-by-court-order
  2. America to hand off Internet in under two months August 16, 2016 Rudy Takala image courtesy you tube "The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed. The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment." The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as China and Russia. Critics of the move, most prominently Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, have pointed out the agency could be used by totalitarian governments to shut down the Web around the globe, either in whole or in part. "The proposal will significantly increase the power of foreign governments over the Internet, expand ICANN's historical core mission by creating a gateway to content regulation, and embolden [its] leadership to act without any real accountability," Cruz wrote in a letter sent to Commerce and signed by two fellow Republicans, Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. In the event any facilities are relocated to China, senators noted, they could go in the same building as the agency responsible for censoring that country's Internet. "We have uncovered that ICANN's Beijing office is actually located within the same building as the Cyberspace Administration of China, which is the central agency within the Chinese government's censorship regime," they wrote, noting that some of the American companies involved with the transition process have already "shown a willingness to acquiesce" to Chinese demands to aid with censorship." snip http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/america-to-hand-off-internet-in-under-two-months/article/2599521
  3. Jeremy Kaplan December 6, 2013 Americans from Buzz Aldrin to president Barack Obama say it’s a waste of time to put men back on the moon -- so why are foreign countries so eager to take that one small step? While several private American companies are planning robotic missions to the moon, China launched a man-sized robotic scout to the moon on Monday. The country’s recent manned missions and efforts to build a new space base suggest a future manned mission to the moon, though why is an open question. Speculation has run from the desire to build a military missile base -- a Death Star of sorts -- to national pride to simple economics. The answer may be far simpler: The moon is “easy” to get to. “If you’re still trying to test out your space legs, it’s a great place to do it,” said one NASA engineer familiar with the agency’s plans. NASA’s current space agenda includes a highly challenging project to tow an asteroid back to Earth, as well as transporting men to Mars within two decades -- projects of vast technical complexity compared with the moon landings America ended four decades ago. snip Bigelow Aerospace’s CEO recently said he wanted to sell property on the moon, a Japanese firm suggested a solar panel ring around the moon, and China’s Chang’e 3 lander -- which should touch down on the moon in mid-December -- will be the first controlled landing since the Soviet Union’s Luna-24 mission in 1976. China’s mission could serve as a wake-up call to the world, Moon Express CEO Bob Richards said. “We’re kind of waiting to see if it’s the Sputnik of our generation,” he told FoxNews.com. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/06/why-is-china-targeting-moon-and-should-nasa-as-well/ sure seems to me that the entity said China would be everywhere got that one right entity!!!
  4. China Will Build Largest Super Particle Collider July 25, 2014 Margaret Lutze "China has announced it will build the largest super particle collider by 2028. The world was amazed at the development of the Large Hadron Collider built at CERN in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland but that particle collider will be considered small after China builds the super particle collider it has planned. China has been quietly paving the way for the creation of this super particle accelerator and if it is successful will become a leading country in particle physics, overtaking Europe and the U.S. as leaders in physics. Scientists at the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing are working with physicists from around the world to build this “Higgs boson factory” by 2028. The Higgs boson is an atomic particle that has been of great interest in high energy physics and was discovered at CERN on July 4, 2012. After 48 years of speculation, the experiment at CERN final proved that the Higgs boson particle existed. This was cause for great celebration in the physics community and has been thought of by some as the end of an era. However, as usually happens in the world of science, the inquiries never end and when one door closes another door opens. The current Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been called a “sledgehammer” in particle physics in that the protons are smashed together at high energies to observe what emerges. The planned super particle collider in China will use lower energy and these types of electron-positron colliders are expected to produce cleaner collisions that offer easier analysis. The proposed Chinese collider is expected to be able to discern whether the Higgs boson is a simple particle or something more complex. All of these experiments in particle physics that are carried out with super particle colliders are tests of predictions made by the Standard Model of particle physics." snip http://guardianlv.com/2014/07/china-will-build-largest-super-particle-collider/
  5. Super typhoon Rammasun bears down on southern China July 18, 2014 Typhoon Rammasun will make landfall close to the northern tip of Hainan island. "Hong Kong (CNN) -- After wreaking damage on the Philippines over Tuesday and Wednesday, a newly intensified Typhoon Rammasun is bearing down on Hainan and Guangzhou provinces in southern China. The storm, which was downgraded as it passed over the Philippines, gained strength again over the South China Sea and is peaking as it nears landfall. Now categorized by the China Meteorological Administration as a super typhoon, Rammasun is expected to make its final landfall between western Guangdong province and the island province of Hainan Friday morning. Super typhoons are categorized as having sustained winds of 150 mph (241 km/h) or higher. The Administration issued a 'red' typhoon warning, the highest of four color-coded warning levels. It is the first time this year the signal has been raised. "Its intensity when landing will reach force 15 to 16 (50 to 55m/s)," the bulletin said. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) based in Pearl Harbor, tracked the typhoon as moving in a northwesterly direction, passing over the northern tip of Hainan and the Leizhou peninsula. The Center defines a super typhoon as having sustained winds of 130 kt; as of 11 a.m. local time (11 p.m Eastern), it was monitoring winds at 125 kt." snip http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/17/world/asia/typhoon-rammasun-china-landfall/index.html Following is a snip of this storm on Google Earth in real time.
  6. Read this in the morning on the subway, was interesting. About frog mouths and measuring earthquakes. Here's a picture of the instrument...link is below http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/808002-2000-year-old-earthquake-detector-worked-with-accuracy-in-china/
  7. hmm ... what's going on here? The Pentagon said Thursday that U.S. and Chinese military forces have agreed to participate in an unprecedented land training exercise together in Australia later this year. Despite friction between Washington and Beijing over China’s military muscle-flexing in Asia, the two sides have conducted occasional joint naval drills during recent years. But the upcoming ground force exercise will be the first of its kind. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jeff Pool confirmed an Australian media report Thursday, which said the exercise will take place in October in rugged terrain, with a small but unspecified number of U.S. Marines, Australian and Chinese troops participating. [snip] read more at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/17/us-china-participate-unprecedented-joint-ground-fo/
  8. China tells U.S. to stay out of South China Seas dispute Ben Blanchard July 15, 2014 "(Reuters) - China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension. Michael Fuchs, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs, said no country was solely responsible for escalating tension in the region. But he reiterated the U.S. view that "provocative and unilateral" behaviour by China had raised questions about its willingness to abide by international law. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to contain oil and gas deposits and has rich fishery resources. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan also lay claim to parts of the sea, where about $5 trillion of ship-borne trade passes every year. China's Foreign Ministry repeated that it had irrefutable sovereignty over the Spratly Islands, where most of the competing claims overlap, and that China continued to demand the immediate withdrawal of personnel and equipment of countries which were "illegally occupying" China's islands. "What is regretful is that certain countries have in recent years have strengthened their illegal presence through construction and increased arms build up," the ministry said in a statement. China would resolutely protect its sovereignty and maritime rights and had always upheld resolving the issue based on direct talks with the countries involved "on the basis of respecting historical facts and international law", it added." snip http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-china-usa-asean-idUSKBN0FK0CM20140715
  9. China’s Big Challenge: Dissension in the Communist Party Ranks By Russell Leigh Moses July 8, 2014 "For many on the outside, China’s Communist Party has increasingly seemed to function like an old boys’ network, conspiring to accumulate power and the lion’s share of the country’s expanding wealth by means of a shadowy nepotism. It turns out that some inside the Party feel the same way. That’s the conclusion of a recent report issued by the Party’s Organization Department and noted in Sunday’s edition of the Party mouthpiece People’s Daily (in Chinese). Offering a rare look into the usually hidden fissures running through China’s ruling political organization, the report paints a picture of frustration among officials that underscores the depth of the challenge facing the Party’s leadership. The Organization Department is a powerful body that collects confidential reports on the more than 70 million personnel in the Party for the purpose of monitoring their performance and filling high-level positions in China’s government and economic structure. Ultimately, the relevancy–and the legitimacy–of the Xi Jinping leadership depends on the quality and performance of Communist Party personnel. While bureaucrats occupy the bulk of government institutions, it’s party cadres who dominate decision-making and thereby drive the direction of the country. Where China stands depends on who’s sitting in positions of power—and it’s the Communist Party that determines who occupies those seats. According to the account in People’s Daily, a task force composed of Organization Department researchers wanted to find ways “to improve public confidence in the selection and appointment of officials.” snip http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/07/08/chinas-big-challenge-dissension-in-the-communist-party-ranks/
  10. Japan Offers Support to Nations in Disputes With China May 30, 2014 Martin Fackler "TOKYO — Saying that his nation will play a larger role in regional security, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan said on Friday that his government would support Vietnam and other nations that have territorial disputes with China by providing patrol ships, training and military surveillance equipment. Mr. Abe, speaking at an international security meeting in Singapore, said he wanted Japan to shed the passiveness that has marked its diplomacy after World War II and take more responsibility for maintaining regional stability. He said Japan would cooperate with the United States and other like-minded nations like Australia and India to uphold international rule of law and freedom of navigation, and to discourage China’s increasingly assertive efforts to take control of islands and expanses of ocean that are claimed by other Asian nations, including Japan. “Japan intends to play an even greater and more proactive role than it has until now in making peace in Asia and the world something more certain,” Mr. Abe said. Referring to the Association for Southeast Asian Nations, he said, “Japan will offer its utmost support for efforts by Asean member countries to ensure the security of the seas and skies and rigorously maintain freedom of navigation and overflight.” Japan has been stepping up efforts to serve as at least a partial counterbalance to China’s rising economic and military power in the region, by building new security ties with Australia and Southeast Asia and by serving as a more fully fledged ally of the United States. Japan has been moving slowly and carefully for years to set aside its postwar aversion to military power and play a larger security role in East Asia, a region still scarred by Japan’s brutal imperialism in the early 20th century." snip http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/world/asia/japan-china-abe.html
  11. China ships evacuate almost 2,000 from Vietnam: Xinhua May 19, 2014 "Beijing (AFP) - Almost 2,000 Chinese citizens were evacuated from riot-hit Vietnam by sea on Monday, with another two ships following, as Hanoi stifled fresh protests over a territorial dispute and foreign investors counted the cost. The passenger vessels Wuzhishan and Tongguling left the central Vietnamese port of Vung Ang, each with more than 900 evacuees on board, China's official news agency Xinhua reported. They were among four Chinese ships -- each with a capacity of about 1,000 people -- sent to Vietnam, Xinhua said, with another two on standby. Workers voiced relief as they boarded the vessels, the agency reported, with some declaring: "Finally home." Relations between communist neighbours Vietnam and China have plummeted following Beijing's move earlier this month to send a deep-water drilling rig into contested waters in the South China Sea. Two Chinese nationals were killed and about 140 injured when enraged mobs torched or otherwise damaged hundreds of foreign-owned businesses in Vietnam last week." More than 3,000 Chinese have already returned home from Vietnam by sea and air, reports said at the weekend. Determined to avoid a repeat of the violence, authorities deployed heavy security in various cities around the country on Sunday to smother an attempt by activist groups to stage fresh, coordinated demonstrations against Beijing's actions. There were no reports of any further disturbances in Vietnam on Monday and Hanoi was calm, with authorities scaling back the heavy security presence that had blocked access to the Chinese embassy and other key points in the city. "The situation has returned to normal now," the official Vietnam News Agency said snip http://news.yahoo.com/china-ships-evacuate-almost-2-000-vietnam-xinhua-164658985.html
  12. May 8, 2014 Photo taken on June 27, 2013 shows China's first intelligent high-speed test train produced by CSR Qingdao Sifang Co Ltd waits to be tested in Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province. China is considering building a high-speed railway across the Siberia and Bering Strait to Alaska, across Canada to the US. In not so distant future, people can take the train from China to the US. [Photo/Xinhua] "China is considering building a high-speed railway across the Siberia and Bering Strait to Alaska, across Canada to the US. In not so distant future, people can take the train from China to the US, according to Beijing Times Thursday citing Wang Mengshu, a railway expert and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The proposed journey will start from China's northeast region, cross Siberia to Bering Strait, and run across the Pacific Ocean by undersea tunnel to reach Alaska, from Alaska to Canada, then on to its final destination, the US. To cross Bering Strait will require approximately 200km undersea tunnel, the technology, which is already in place will also be used on Fujian to Taiwan high-speed railway tunnel. The project will be funded and constructed by China. The details of this project are yet to be finalized." WOW is about all I can say to this. Is everyone ie: Alaska/Canada going to give them right of way to go ahead and do this?? Anyone have more info? http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-05/08/content_17493399.htm Another article regarding the same thing, and in this one, apparently they also have plans to connect to Africa the same way. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/beijing-to-the-us-by-train-china-outlines-plans-to-connect-world-by-high-speed-rail-network-9342749.html
  13. Tyler Durden March 2, 2014 "While the developed world is focusing on the rapidly deteriorating developments in the Crimean, China, which has kept a very low profile on the Ukraine situation aside from the token diplomatic statement, is taking advantage of this latest distraction to do what it does best: quietly take over the global periphery while nobody is looking. Over two years ago we reported that none other than Zimbabwe - best known in recent history for banknotes with many zeros in them - was bashing the US currency, and had alligned itself with the Chinese Yuan. This culminated last month with the announcement by Zimbabwe’s central bank that it would accept the Chinese yuan and three other Asian currencies as legal tender as economic relations have improved in recent years. "Trade and investment ties between Zimbabwe, China, India, Japan and Australia have grown appreciably," said Charity Dhliwayo, acting governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Business Live reported then: Exporters and the public can now open accounts in yuans, Australian dollars, Indian rupees and Japanese yen, Dhliwayo said. Zimbabwe abandoned its worthless currency in 2009. It accepts the US dollar and the South African rand as the main legal tender. Their use has helped to stabilise the economy after world-record inflation threw it into a tailspin. Independent economist Chris Mugaga said the introduction of the Asian currencies would not make a huge difference to Zimbabwe’s struggling economy. "It is Zimbabwe’s Look East Policy, which has forced this, and nothing else," he said. And now, as a result of the "Look East Policy", we learn that China has just achieved what every ascendent superpower in preparation for "gunboat diplomacy" mode needs: a key strategic airforce base. snip more images and info at link http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-02/meanwhile-china-quietly-takes-over-Zimbabwe Tx Reddwolf
  14. January 22, 2014 Davos "(Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Wednesday for military restraint in Asia, vowing that Japan would never again wage war, while taking a veiled swipe at China's military buildup. Sino-Japanese ties, long coloured by what Beijing considers Tokyo's failure to atone for its brutal occupation of parts of China before and during World War Two, have deteriorated in the past two years over a territorial dispute, Abe's visit to a shrine that critics say glorifies Japan's wartime past and a new Chinese air-defence zone. Asia's two biggest powers each accuse the other of bellicosity. "We must ... restrain military expansion in Asia, which could otherwise go unchecked," Abe told the annual Davos policy forum. He is the first Japanese prime minister to give the keynote speech at the gathering. "The dividend of growth must not be wasted on military expansion," he said. "We must use it to invest in innovation and human capital, which will further boost growth in the region." He added: "Japan has sworn an oath never again to wage a war... We will continue to be wishing for the world to be at peace." snip http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/22/davos-japan-idUSL3N0KW26Z20140122?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssEnergyNews
  15. January 15, 2014 China confirmed conducting a test flight of a new hypersonic missile delivery vehicle capable of delivering nuclear warheads with record breaking speeds. The move is purely scientific and not targeted at any country, said the Defense Ministry. "Our planned scientific research tests conducted in our territory are normal," said the Beijing Defense Ministry as cited by Reuters on Wednesday. "These tests are not targeted at any country and at any specific goals." The ministry’s statement confirmed a report by the Washington Free Beacon on Monday. The newspaper cited US Pentagon officials saying that a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) was detected flying at ten times the speed of sound over China on January 9. (link) snip “While round after round of defense cuts have knocked America’s technological advantage on its back, the Chinese and other competitor nations push towards military parity with the United States; in some cases, as in this one, they appear to be leaping ahead of us,” Chairman Rep. Howard P. “Buck“ McKeon (R., Calif.) and Reps. Randy Forbes (R., Va.) and Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) said in a statement as cited by Washington Free Beacon. " snip http://rt.com/news/hypersonic-vehicle-missile-china-665/
  16. China to build two new Antarctic bases19 December 2013 Chinese workers are reportedly on their way to build the country's fourth Antarctic research base and a fifth is being planned, as the country expands its imprint on the icy continent. Construction on the main building of the fourth camp, named Taishan, will be completed next year, the state-run China Daily reported. It will be used during the summer season for research into "geology, glaciers, geomagnetism and atmospheric science", the report said, adding that its main building will be shaped "like a Chinese lantern." Pictures showed a Chinese icebreaker heading through sheets of broken ice towards the frozen continent, carrying a reported 256-strong crew. The expedition will also carry out site inspections for another research station, the report said. The report came a month after Russia and China blocked proposals for two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect its pristine wilderness. Environmentalists slammed the "stubborn self interest" of nations opposing the plan, saying that an ocean wilderness home to 16,000 known species including whales, seals and penguins was at stake. China is a relative latecomer to Antarctic exploration, sending its first exploration team to the remote continent in 1984 and establishing its first research base a year later. Approximately 30 nations operate permanent research stations in Antarctica including the US, China, Russia, Australia, Britain, France and Argentina. Argentina, one of the closest countries to Antarctica, has 13 facilities on the continent, more than any other country, according to 2012 data from the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP). The US maintains six facilities, while Russia has 12 and Japan five, according to COMNAP. Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-19/an-china-antarctica/5168010?section=australianetworknews
  17. One team has already made a cat 'disappear' with a device that has huge military potential December 9, 2913 Stephen Chen China's J-20 stealth fighter jet. The invisibility technology would have obvious military uses, such as developing stealth aircraft. Photo: SCMP Pictures Mainland scientists are increasingly confident of developing the world's first invisibility cloak, using technology to hide objects from view and make them "disappear". The central government has funded at least 40 research teams over the past three years to develop the idea, which until now has largely been the stuff of science fiction and fantasy novels like the Harry Potter series. The technology would have obvious military uses such as developing stealth aircraft, but Beijing believes the research could lead to wider technological breakthroughs with broader uses, scientists involved in the research said. The teams involved include researchers at Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The main approaches are developing materials that guide light away from an object, creating electromagnetic fields to bend light away from what one is trying to hide and copying nature to make hi-tech camouflage materials." snip "The competition is no longer about the theory, but the materials. Chinese scientists have a natural advantage there," Wang said. "Chinese scientists are gaining the lead not only on the invisibility cloak, but in many fields of advanced research." snip http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1376652/chinese-scientists-upbeat-development-invisibility-cloak A couple points here. It seems to me that during bezerk, we had subs in the GOM that already had stealth technology. Then there was a Russian sub in the GOM last summer that had been there for 3 days w/o being seen. Also wonder if China's cornering the globe on rare earth minerals may have something to do with this technology? OH, and then there is the thread Acolyte had on glp back in January, 2009 about this very subject. link here http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message707099/pg1 so if they are just now admitting it, exactly how advanced are they at this point??
  18. By Callum Newman December 7, 2013 "Anthropology isn't the profession that springs to mind when wondering how to turn a buck in the financial markets. But the marauding armies of antiquity may tell you more about the shifting Saudi-US alliance than The Wall Street Journal. The petrodollar standard couldn't exist, after all, without the example of Rome. Towards the end of last week's Weekend Daily Reckoning we floated the idea that throughout history cash markets – money itself – arose through war. This is linked to the premise that it is credit, not money, which is the main constant in human affairs. We wish we could lay claim to this idea, but it's not ours. It belongs to David Graeber, an anthropologist, who wrote the intriguing book Debt: The First 5000 Years. snip It's not a complicated arrangement. US muscle keeps the Saudi monarchy in power. In return, the Saudis price oil in US dollars. Pricing oil in dollars reinforces the dollar's status as the reserve currency of the world. This arrangement has pleased both sides for the last 50 years, although it may be less pleasing to countries that must buy dollars in order to buy oil from Saudi Arabia. But the arrangement may be ending. Currency Wars author and analyst James Rickards, one of the key note speakers at the upcoming World War D conference, pointed out this week that 'The petrodollar system is collapsing for two reasons. The US has abused its privileged reserve currency position by printing trillions of dollars in an effort to create inflation.' 'More recently,'Rickards continues,'President Obama has taken steps to anoint Iran as the regional hegemon of the Middle East, and to ease the way, in stages, toward Iran's possession of nuclear weapons capability. This is viewed as a stab-in-the-back by the Saudis and the Israelis and will lead quickly to Saudi Arabia obtaining nuclear weapons from Pakistan.' In other words, a 50-year status quo in the world's most dangerous region with the world's largest proven oil reserves is coming unstuck because of US monetary policy. Rickards writes that, 'There is also a newly emerging alliance among Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, and Russia. The new alignment will have no particular use for US dollars and no reason to support them. This turn of events marks the beginning of a significant diminution in the role of the dollar in the international monetary system.' snip He says the government of China formally establishing the 'East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone' (ADIZ) to cover the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands is a meaningful and powerful signal of a major geopolitical shift. The long version will no doubt get fleshed out at World War D. The short version is the next arms race has begun" http://www.dailyreckoning.com.au/a-powerful-signal-going-off-in-the-east-china-sea/2013/12/07/ Tx EagleWings
  19. Beyond Hazardous Status: Chinese Air Pollution---Air Quality Index 505 Source: "The air quality has just reached AQI-505 in Shanghai(beyond index). This is the view from my apartment." http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1s7zsu/the_air_quality_has_just_reached_aqi505_in/ I'm gasping for clean air as I'm looking at this picture!!!!! Poor people suffering from the pollution...nowhere to run and hide. The only safe place is indoors with air cleaner on constantly. Below is the index sheet...that goes only up to 500, which is HAZARDOUS range. ShangHai...I sincerely hope they can get some clean air asap....
  20. by Alec Liu It’s been a surreal week. Bitcoin continued its upward ascendancy fueled by a unanimously positive and wild acceptance by the Chinese, at one point with the value touching $900, leaving most of us wondering why we didn’t get in when it was still worth the less than the price of two Xbox Ones. Now, seemingly out of the blue, China has announced that it would rein in its purchase of US dollars. "It's no longer in China's favour to accumulate foreign-exchange reserves," Yi Gang, a deputy governor at the central bank, said on Wednesday. A reactionary reading of the situation might interpret the events as a dual-pronged attack on America’s currency hegemony. Just as China’s citizens push bitcoin to stratospheric heights, virtual money that conspiracy theorists believe forebode a currency revolution, the Communist Party it no longer needs to buy dollars to forward its economic policy. Meanwhile in Russia, perhaps sensing opportunity to weaken its international rival, there’s a growing movement to ban the US dollar outright, citing America’s growing debt problems, a move the bill’s author admits would be a “provocation” of sorts. snip There is, of course, still the issue of bitcoin. On Friday, Sir Richard Branson revealed that Virgin Galactic would start accepting bitcoin, calling it an “exciting new currency.” That’s right, your bitcoin stash can now fund a trip to space. Science fiction IRL. http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/china-is-quitting-the-us-dollar tx Reddwolf
  21. Jim Edwards November 12, 2013 "A Chinese Bitcoin exchange that held up to $4.1 million in users' accounts has gone offline and everyone involved with it has vanished, according to CoinDesk. The GBL exchange claimed to be based in Hong Kong but turns out to have been headquartered in China. The Hong Kong Standard reports: The company appears to have launched in May 2013, with its domain btc-glb.com registered on 9th May and a post later that month by Bitcoin Talk forum user zhaoxianpeng promoting the site snip WantChinaTimes notes that GBL had not obtained any of the usual business licenses required to operate a financial services company. Bitcoin banks and exchanges have a habit of disappearing, the WCT says: snip http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-exchange-gbl-holding-41-billion-vanishes-2013-11?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29 in other words, make sure you know who you are really dealing with tx robert
  22. Are they drumming us up with propagand? Anyway remember what I said about future wars and submarines ...damn Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S. Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. On Monday, leading media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about the “awesomeness” of the People's Liberation Army navy’s strategic submarine force. “This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our first-generation underwater nuclear force,” the Global Times said in a lengthy article titled “China for the First Time Possesses Effective Underwater Nuclear Deterrence against the United States.” The article features 30 photos and graphics detailing, among other things, damage projections for Seattle and Los Angeles after being hit by Chinese nuclear warheads and the deadly radiation that would spread all the way to Chicago. China’s sub fleet is reportedly the world’s second-largest, with about 70 vessels. About 10 are nuclear-powered, and four or more of those are nuclear ballistic submarines capable of launching missiles. [snip] Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/31/inside-china-nuclear-submarines-capable-of-widespr/#ixzz2jPAFYgP3
  23. China’s debt is approaching critical levels and a crisis could unfold within a year, renowned investor Marc Faber told Citywire Global. Rather than focusing on the spat between politicians over the US’s fiscal policies, people should be more concerned about developments in China, said Faber. ‘I am leaning towards the view that China is heading for a crisis. The question is whether they can postpone the problems with fiscal or monetary problems for a year or so,’ he said. ‘Maybe in China they can postpone a crisis for a while but when you look at the expansion of debt to GDP of 50% over the last couple of years, clearly that is not going to be sustainable for a long time.’ Faber estimates China to be growing at around 4% per annum, far below the 7.8% estimate of the Chinese authorities. If growth were to fall much below this, it would be more damaging to the global economy than the US government shutdown, he said. 'People are so concerned about the fiscal problems in the US but I think these are relatively minor compared to what would happen to the world if China had a crisis,' he said. [snip] more at http://www.citywire.co.uk/wealth-manager/dr-doom-china-heading-for-crisis-more-serious-than-us-shutdown/a708891?ref=wealth-manager-latest-news-list
  24. Surprise Chinese Satellite Maneuvers Mystify Western Experts Posted: 19-Aug-2013 China is the midst of conducting unusual satellite maneuvers involving a new satellite launched last month and an older satellite in orbit for eight years. Exactly what capabilities the Chinese are demonstrating remains unclear to western analysts. Alerted by a tweet from Hong Kong-based @cosmic_penguin, Bob Christy of zarya.info spread the word that one of three Chinese satellites launched together on July 19 made a sudden maneuver yesterday. The satellite, Shiyan 7 (SY-7, Experiment 7), already had completed a series of orbital changes that put it close to one of the companion satellites with which it was launched -- Chuangxin 3 (CX-3). Suddenly, however, it made a surprise rendezvous with a completely different satellite, Shijian 7 (SJ-7, Practice 7), launched in 2005. Jonathan McDowell of Jonathan's Space Report characterizes SJ-7's own mission as "mysterious." Over the past eight years, it has changed its orbit several times followed by long periods of "quiescent decay." Its most recent orbit change was in January 2013 according to McDowell. As for SY-7, it was launched last month along with CX-3 and Shijian-15 (SJ-15). China's Xinhua news service said at the time that all three satellites would be used to conduct "scientific experiments on space maintenance technologies." Christy reported soon after launch that "t is known" that one of the three satellites carries "a prototype manipulator arm to capture other satellites" that might be "a predecessor of an arm destined to be aboard China's large space station set for launch in 2020 or soon thereafter." He could not confirm which of the three satellites carries that arm. McDowell said that SY-7 "is testing a robotic arm," while SJ-15 was thought to be observing space debris and CX-3 might be carrying "technology experiments and/or serve as a target for the robotic arm tests." After a series of minor orbital adjustments, the first unexpected orbit change for SY-7 occurred on August 16 according to Christy, who said that it suddenly lowered its orbit by 150 kilometers. Christy's analysis at the time suggested that it was preparing to rendezvous with CX-3. Then, yesterday (August 18) it rendezvoused with SJ-7 instead. Christy reports that as of this morning SY-7 and SJ-7 remain about 2 kilometers apart in a 565 x 610 kilometer orbit. Christy remarks that "[t]here are several possibilities for what looked like a space station rendezvous and docking simulation....satellite inspector, satellite servicing experiment, ASAT..?" ASAT stands for antisatellite, a capability to render a satellite non-operational. China conducted an ASAT test in 2007 when it launched a satellite interceptor against one of its own satellites. The test was successful in that it destroyed the satellite, but the resulting cloud of more than 3,000 pieces of space debris in a heavily used part of Earth orbit resulted in international condemnation and spurred efforts to develop an internationally accepted code of conduct to ensure space sustainability. Christy refers to the satellite as "Payload C" because the three satellites so far are designated only as A, B and C in the U.S. catalog of space objects (publicly available on SpaceTrack) rather than being identified by their official names. He adds that "the strongest indications are" that Payload A is SJ-15, Payload B is CX-3, and Payload C is SY-7. http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/surprise-chinese-satelllite-maneuvers-mystify-western-experts
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