China squawking

CNN reports:

Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu was found in pigeons, state-run media Xinhua reported today.

The H7N9 virus, or bird flu, has killed six people. It had not previously been found in humans until 14 cases were reported in China this week -- all in a coastal area of eastern China.




China squawking

CNN reports:

Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu was found in pigeons, state-run media Xinhua reported today.

The H7N9 virus, or bird flu, has killed six people. It had not previously been found in humans until 14 cases were reported in China this week -- all in a coastal area of eastern China.




It's all history now


How did we get here.. a little bit of a history: North Korea’s road to nuclear weapons Chronology of US and North Korean missile diplomacy
How did we get here.. a little bit of a history:

Time Magazine in 1994 said that Kim Jong Il ‘may be more dangerous than Saddam.’ That certainly turned out to be true..  By the way, in 1994, Kim Jong Un was probably about 8 or 9 years old. And his dad was on TIME.
Time Magazine in 1994 said that Kim Jong Il ‘may be more dangerous than Saddam.’
That certainly turned out to be true.. 
By the way, in 1994, Kim Jong Un was probably about 8 or 9 years old. And his dad was on TIME.

A message received on North Korea from a reader


It was in response to my posts all day regarding North Korea.. Valid points are asserted, however. Read along:

Well the US has to treat the threats with some sort of seriousness. A threat is a threat, but it is really not one they should have children hearing about and scared of because as of right now nothing is going to come out of this.The fact that there are US military on the 38th parallel is no new thing, they have been there ready for attack since the seize fire with the Korean War. Actually, we are technically still in the Korean war since no peace treaty was signed, it’s just a seize fire. Plus I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the North Korean troops started surrendering as soon as we would start an attack. Lots of North Koreans are scared to speak out against their country since it means an immediate sentence for them and their whole family to prison camps. In previous wars, like the Iraq war, the conditions in the country are full of so much suck that the soldier surrender immediately hoping that if they aren’t immediately killed, that they will be given asylum in America. It can be expected that much of the same would happen in Korea since even their Army is starving and the wealthiest in the capital still have to abide to food rations. It’s just a terrible situation for the North Koreans. They really have no chance, I just hope if and when something breaks out we do something for the innocent victims living in North Korea, it is so sad. Watch some of the Korean documentaries on Netflix if you have it like Camp 14.

It's all history now


How did we get here.. a little bit of a history:
North Korea’s road to nuclear weapons
Chronology of US and North Korean missile diplomacy
How did we get here.. a little bit of a history:

Time Magazine in 1994 said that Kim Jong Il ‘may be more dangerous than Saddam.’
That certainly turned out to be true.. 
By the way, in 1994, Kim Jong Un was probably about 8 or 9 years old. And his dad was on TIME.
Time Magazine in 1994 said that Kim Jong Il ‘may be more dangerous than Saddam.’
That certainly turned out to be true.. 
By the way, in 1994, Kim Jong Un was probably about 8 or 9 years old. And his dad was on TIME.

A message received on North Korea from a reader


It was in response to my posts all day regarding North Korea.. Valid points are asserted, however. Read along:

Well the US has to treat the threats with some sort of seriousness. A threat is a threat, but it is really not one they should have children hearing about and scared of because as of right now nothing is going to come out of this.The fact that there are US military on the 38th parallel is no new thing, they have been there ready for attack since the seize fire with the Korean War. Actually, we are technically still in the Korean war since no peace treaty was signed, it’s just a seize fire. Plus I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the North Korean troops started surrendering as soon as we would start an attack. Lots of North Koreans are scared to speak out against their country since it means an immediate sentence for them and their whole family to prison camps. In previous wars, like the Iraq war, the conditions in the country are full of so much suck that the soldier surrender immediately hoping that if they aren’t immediately killed, that they will be given asylum in America. It can be expected that much of the same would happen in Korea since even their Army is starving and the wealthiest in the capital still have to abide to food rations. It’s just a terrible situation for the North Koreans. They really have no chance, I just hope if and when something breaks out we do something for the innocent victims living in North Korea, it is so sad. Watch some of the Korean documentaries on Netflix if you have it like Camp 14.

SHIELDS UP

Bill Gertz reporting tonight that the Pentagon has activated its missile defense shield..

Major developing story..

SHIELDS UP

Bill Gertz reporting tonight that the Pentagon has activated its missile defense shield..

Major developing story..

Film critic Roger Ebert has died, according to his newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times.

Developing..



Film critic Roger Ebert has died, according to his newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times.

Developing..



All the trouble in the world..

THURSDAY APRIL 4 2013

THE GOD OF WAR IS IN THE SKY..


Amazing how we are prepping for war.. but no one is talking about any possibility of war. Are schools ready telling children not to worry? Are we getting cash out of banks? Are we stocking up with water? It's amazing that such threats are being hurled by North Korea, and how the United States military is beefing up personnel and the machinery of war.. yet on the homeland from coast to coast we are talking about a college basketball player's broken leg, another Carnival Cruise ship story, and gun control.. spattered in there is gay marriage. We are not mentally being prepped for anything.. so if something actually occurs, if a strike actually happens, Americans will be surprised and shocked. Is this any way to conduct a build up to a potential world war 3?? Again.. no on ever said that living through history meant you'd enjoy it..
Stay tuned for more.













McDonalds job vacancy asks for applicants to have a bachelor's degree.."Benefits" of the low paid cashier job include free uniforms, meal discounts and training







All the trouble in the world..

THURSDAY APRIL 4 2013

THE GOD OF WAR IS IN THE SKY..


Amazing how we are prepping for war.. but no one is talking about any possibility of war. Are schools ready telling children not to worry? Are we getting cash out of banks? Are we stocking up with water? It's amazing that such threats are being hurled by North Korea, and how the United States military is beefing up personnel and the machinery of war.. yet on the homeland from coast to coast we are talking about a college basketball player's broken leg, another Carnival Cruise ship story, and gun control.. spattered in there is gay marriage. We are not mentally being prepped for anything.. so if something actually occurs, if a strike actually happens, Americans will be surprised and shocked. Is this any way to conduct a build up to a potential world war 3?? Again.. no on ever said that living through history meant you'd enjoy it..
Stay tuned for more.













McDonalds job vacancy asks for applicants to have a bachelor's degree.."Benefits" of the low paid cashier job include free uniforms, meal discounts and training







Very direct and intense nuclear threats now being issued by North Korea against the United States..

Going far beyond a chess match at this point..
Very direct and intense nuclear threats now being issued by North Korea against the United States..

Going far beyond a chess match at this point..
WEDNESDAY APRIL 3 2013

Fear over a North Korean EMP attack? Or are we just being told ot be afraid because... ?




















WEDNESDAY APRIL 3 2013

Fear over a North Korean EMP attack? Or are we just being told ot be afraid because... ?





















Questions in China: How did H7N9 kill two people?

…and I’m sure China will be completely honest with the world. Right?

Last week's global superstorm


For a time last week, a storm that hit the United States actually spanned the entire Atlantic Ocean.. that’s incredible. More here
For a time last week, a storm that hit the United States actually spanned the entire Atlantic Ocean.. that’s incredible.

Last week's global superstorm


For a time last week, a storm that hit the United States actually spanned the entire Atlantic Ocean.. that’s incredible.
More here
For a time last week, a storm that hit the United States actually spanned the entire Atlantic Ocean.. that’s incredible.

Questions in China: How did H7N9 kill two people?

…and I’m sure China will be completely honest with the world. Right?

thesmithian:  [meaningful glance]   Looks like the poster for a horror movie.. EGG ROLL HELL
Looks like the poster for a horror movie.. EGG ROLL HELL

thesmithian:

[meaningful glance]


Looks like the poster for a horror movie.. EGG ROLL HELL
Looks like the poster for a horror movie.. EGG ROLL HELL

China bird flu fears

Now seven infected..

Anything to fear?



China bird flu fears

Now seven infected..

Anything to fear?




PETER THE ROMAN? FRANCIS VISITS THE TOMB

PETER THE ROMAN? FRANCIS VISITS THE TOMB
Study conducted on what gory movie trailers makes people want more: The gore, or the good triumphing over evil..

The 'YOU'RE NEXT' test: What does this horror movie trailer make you think?
Study conducted on what gory movie trailers makes people want more: The gore, or the good triumphing over evil..

The 'YOU'RE NEXT' test: What does this horror movie trailer make you think?

By now you’ve seen or heard about the horrible event last night involving Louisville player Kevin Ware. (Video here, watch at your own risk)  It was so graphic that CBS even halted replays of the leg break.. It’s most obviously the water cooler talk this morning and will be rehashed over and over again throughout the day. When it happened, however, something else struck me about the affair. Immediately Twitter lit up with people’s thoughts, and my Facebook friends’ collective chatter was all about Ware. I get it.. It was a sports injury live on TEE VEE, it was enough to make you queasy.. and we all celebrate March Madness like it’s a religious event. So it makes sense.. But what is absent from Twitter and my Facebook friends’ profiles? Any or all words about innocent children killed in drone attacks in Pakistan. Any and all stories about the civilians’ lives we left in shambles in Iraq after ten years of war (those who survived).. And and all knowledge of North Korean death camps.. Any and all information about, well, pretty much anything to do with the African continent. I guess I reluctantly understand this. I come from the coal region, where football and sports is worshiped.  Often, high school players get a VIP treatment.. And nationally, as the economic crumbling still happens and the moral decay is evident, we turn more and more to sports .. it’s a vacuum that sucks up the depression. We cheer on our high-paid professionals as though they know we are doing it.. we cry and wine about the other team that simply wears a different uniform color. We get angry and argue about college kids on a court.. and yes, when one falls by the wayside, we gather around the young hero and honor him with glory—of course while we voyeuristically gratify ourselves by watching the hero’s injury take place over and over again.  Not to take anything away form Kevin Ware, but it’s certainly amazing how little we know about a worldwide network of pedophiles.. How little we know about the amount of drone attacks in Pakistan.. how little we are aware of the Monsanto Protection Act.. But we know batting averages.Football facts.Boxing bouts…And hell, even professional wrestling stars’ real names. But did you know that, once again, America is getting ready to prop up another leader in the Middle East? This time in Syria? That’s not an April fools joke. A few days ago I posted something on my Facebook page about the concerns I have with the Monsanto Protection Act, as signed into law by President Obama. My sister commented in a straight-shooting fashion:  Nobody cares about genetically modified corn until there is a crop failure like there was in South Africa in 2009. If fuel and veggie prices skyrocket…then they’ll care. Until then…this is tin foil hat stuff to most, Bryan.  And I bet no one knows much  about that crop failure in 2009, now do we? Hey, there was a earthquake in Haiti .. we had a telethon. Oh and a tsunami and meltdown  in Japan.. we had a telethon. And Sandy .. we had a telethon. All events of true importance somehow slip away like they never even existed in the first place. We are left in the end with sports… Those football stars of the coal region often have something in common with heroes of Friday night lights from across America: Many don’t follow their dreams and make it big. Instead, they end up at the local watering hall, sometimes wearing old sports jerseys from their heyday, but always reliving the past and wishing it was still the present. They now have Kevin Ware’s leg to speak about for a while.. In the mean time, other events that shape our lives will occur. But we’ll turn that off. It’s too inconvenient for us..
By now you’ve seen or heard about the horrible event last night involving Louisville player Kevin Ware. (Video here, watch at your own risk) 
It was so graphic that CBS even halted replays of the leg break.. It’s most obviously the water cooler talk this morning and will be rehashed over and over again throughout the day.
When it happened, however, something else struck me about the affair. Immediately Twitter lit up with people’s thoughts, and my Facebook friends’ collective chatter was all about Ware. I get it.. It was a sports injury live on TEE VEE, it was enough to make you queasy.. and we all celebrate March Madness like it’s a religious event. So it makes sense..
But what is absent from Twitter and my Facebook friends’ profiles? Any or all words about innocent children killed in drone attacks in Pakistan. Any and all stories about the civilians’ lives we left in shambles in Iraq after ten years of war (those who survived).. And and all knowledge of North Korean death camps.. Any and all information about, well, pretty much anything to do with the African continent.
I guess I reluctantly understand this. I come from the coal region, where football and sports is worshiped.  Often, high school players get a VIP treatment.. And nationally, as the economic crumbling still happens and the moral decay is evident, we turn more and more to sports .. it’s a vacuum that sucks up the depression. We cheer on our high-paid professionals as though they know we are doing it.. we cry and wine about the other team that simply wears a different uniform color. We get angry and argue about college kids on a court.. and yes, when one falls by the wayside, we gather around the young hero and honor him with glory—of course while we voyeuristically gratify ourselves by watching the hero’s injury take place over and over again. 
Not to take anything away form Kevin Ware, but it’s certainly amazing how little we know about a worldwide network of pedophiles.. How little we know about the amount of drone attacks in Pakistan.. how little we are aware of the Monsanto Protection Act..
But we know batting averages.
Football facts.
Boxing bouts…
And hell, even professional wrestling stars’ real names.
But did you know that, once again, America is getting ready to prop up another leader in the Middle East? This time in Syria? That’s not an April fools joke.
A few days ago I posted something on my Facebook page about the concerns I have with the Monsanto Protection Act, as signed into law by President Obama. My sister commented in a straight-shooting fashion:
Nobody cares about genetically modified corn until there is a crop failure like there was in South Africa in 2009. If fuel and veggie prices skyrocket…then they’ll care. Until then…this is tin foil hat stuff to most, Bryan.
And I bet no one knows much  about that crop failure in 2009, now do we?
Hey, there was a earthquake in Haiti .. we had a telethon. Oh and a tsunami and meltdown  in Japan.. we had a telethon. And Sandy .. we had a telethon.
All events of true importance somehow slip away like they never even existed in the first place. We are left in the end with sports…
Those football stars of the coal region often have something in common with heroes of Friday night lights from across America: Many don’t follow their dreams and make it big. Instead, they end up at the local watering hall, sometimes wearing old sports jerseys from their heyday, but always reliving the past and wishing it was still the present.
They now have Kevin Ware’s leg to speak about for a while..
In the mean time, other events that shape our lives will occur. But we’ll turn that off. It’s too inconvenient for us..
image

By now you’ve seen or heard about the horrible event last night involving Louisville player Kevin Ware. (Video here, watch at your own risk) 
It was so graphic that CBS even halted replays of the leg break.. It’s most obviously the water cooler talk this morning and will be rehashed over and over again throughout the day.
When it happened, however, something else struck me about the affair. Immediately Twitter lit up with people’s thoughts, and my Facebook friends’ collective chatter was all about Ware. I get it.. It was a sports injury live on TEE VEE, it was enough to make you queasy.. and we all celebrate March Madness like it’s a religious event. So it makes sense..
But what is absent from Twitter and my Facebook friends’ profiles? Any or all words about innocent children killed in drone attacks in Pakistan. Any and all stories about the civilians’ lives we left in shambles in Iraq after ten years of war (those who survived).. And and all knowledge of North Korean death camps.. Any and all information about, well, pretty much anything to do with the African continent.
I guess I reluctantly understand this. I come from the coal region, where football and sports is worshiped.  Often, high school players get a VIP treatment.. And nationally, as the economic crumbling still happens and the moral decay is evident, we turn more and more to sports .. it’s a vacuum that sucks up the depression. We cheer on our high-paid professionals as though they know we are doing it.. we cry and wine about the other team that simply wears a different uniform color. We get angry and argue about college kids on a court.. and yes, when one falls by the wayside, we gather around the young hero and honor him with glory—of course while we voyeuristically gratify ourselves by watching the hero’s injury take place over and over again. 
Not to take anything away form Kevin Ware, but it’s certainly amazing how little we know about a worldwide network of pedophiles.. How little we know about the amount of drone attacks in Pakistan.. how little we are aware of the Monsanto Protection Act..
But we know batting averages.Football facts.Boxing bouts…And hell, even professional wrestling stars’ real names.
But did you know that, once again, America is getting ready to prop up another leader in the Middle East? This time in Syria? That’s not an April fools joke.
A few days ago I posted something on my Facebook page about the concerns I have with the Monsanto Protection Act, as signed into law by President Obama. My sister commented in a straight-shooting fashion:

Nobody cares about genetically modified corn until there is a crop failure like there was in South Africa in 2009. If fuel and veggie prices skyrocket…then they’ll care. Until then…this is tin foil hat stuff to most, Bryan.

And I bet no one knows much  about that crop failure in 2009, now do we?
Hey, there was a earthquake in Haiti .. we had a telethon. Oh and a tsunami and meltdown  in Japan.. we had a telethon. And Sandy .. we had a telethon.
All events of true importance somehow slip away like they never even existed in the first place. We are left in the end with sports…
Those football stars of the coal region often have something in common with heroes of Friday night lights from across America: Many don’t follow their dreams and make it big. Instead, they end up at the local watering hall, sometimes wearing old sports jerseys from their heyday, but always reliving the past and wishing it was still the present.
They now have Kevin Ware’s leg to speak about for a while..
In the mean time, other events that shape our lives will occur. But we’ll turn that off. It’s too inconvenient for us..
By now you’ve seen or heard about the horrible event last night involving Louisville player Kevin Ware. (Video here, watch at your own risk) 
It was so graphic that CBS even halted replays of the leg break.. It’s most obviously the water cooler talk this morning and will be rehashed over and over again throughout the day.
When it happened, however, something else struck me about the affair. Immediately Twitter lit up with people’s thoughts, and my Facebook friends’ collective chatter was all about Ware. I get it.. It was a sports injury live on TEE VEE, it was enough to make you queasy.. and we all celebrate March Madness like it’s a religious event. So it makes sense..
But what is absent from Twitter and my Facebook friends’ profiles? Any or all words about innocent children killed in drone attacks in Pakistan. Any and all stories about the civilians’ lives we left in shambles in Iraq after ten years of war (those who survived).. And and all knowledge of North Korean death camps.. Any and all information about, well, pretty much anything to do with the African continent.
I guess I reluctantly understand this. I come from the coal region, where football and sports is worshiped.  Often, high school players get a VIP treatment.. And nationally, as the economic crumbling still happens and the moral decay is evident, we turn more and more to sports .. it’s a vacuum that sucks up the depression. We cheer on our high-paid professionals as though they know we are doing it.. we cry and wine about the other team that simply wears a different uniform color. We get angry and argue about college kids on a court.. and yes, when one falls by the wayside, we gather around the young hero and honor him with glory—of course while we voyeuristically gratify ourselves by watching the hero’s injury take place over and over again. 
Not to take anything away form Kevin Ware, but it’s certainly amazing how little we know about a worldwide network of pedophiles.. How little we know about the amount of drone attacks in Pakistan.. how little we are aware of the Monsanto Protection Act..
But we know batting averages.
Football facts.
Boxing bouts…
And hell, even professional wrestling stars’ real names.
But did you know that, once again, America is getting ready to prop up another leader in the Middle East? This time in Syria? That’s not an April fools joke.
A few days ago I posted something on my Facebook page about the concerns I have with the Monsanto Protection Act, as signed into law by President Obama. My sister commented in a straight-shooting fashion:
Nobody cares about genetically modified corn until there is a crop failure like there was in South Africa in 2009. If fuel and veggie prices skyrocket…then they’ll care. Until then…this is tin foil hat stuff to most, Bryan.
And I bet no one knows much  about that crop failure in 2009, now do we?
Hey, there was a earthquake in Haiti .. we had a telethon. Oh and a tsunami and meltdown  in Japan.. we had a telethon. And Sandy .. we had a telethon.
All events of true importance somehow slip away like they never even existed in the first place. We are left in the end with sports…
Those football stars of the coal region often have something in common with heroes of Friday night lights from across America: Many don’t follow their dreams and make it big. Instead, they end up at the local watering hall, sometimes wearing old sports jerseys from their heyday, but always reliving the past and wishing it was still the present.
They now have Kevin Ware’s leg to speak about for a while..
In the mean time, other events that shape our lives will occur. But we’ll turn that off. It’s too inconvenient for us..
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All your headlines are belong to us


Good to see that media is all on the same page. If you watched your local diatribe of fires, plagues, crime, and pestilence, you've most certainly heard that ‘economic factors may take some spring out of the Easter Bunny’s step this year.’
It was so noticeable that Conan O’Brien put a montage together of local boobs on the tube telling us the same statement from their teleprompter.
While the video is hilarious for obvious reasons, it begs the bigger question: Who writes it.. and how it is dispensed to all the stations? And just once sentence, quite frankly, could be proof that we are hit with misinformation all at the same time.
Remember, while some may have abandoned the big network news and papers, we still turn to the locals for the information close to home. And if the big conglomerates could get to them, well… the mis and disinformation could survive.

All your headlines are belong to us


Good to see that media is all on the same page. If you watched your local diatribe of fires, plagues, crime, and pestilence, you've most certainly heard that ‘economic factors may take some spring out of the Easter Bunny’s step this year.’
It was so noticeable that Conan O’Brien put a montage together of local boobs on the tube telling us the same statement from their teleprompter.
While the video is hilarious for obvious reasons, it begs the bigger question: Who writes it.. and how it is dispensed to all the stations? And just once sentence, quite frankly, could be proof that we are hit with misinformation all at the same time.
Remember, while some may have abandoned the big network news and papers, we still turn to the locals for the information close to home. And if the big conglomerates could get to them, well… the mis and disinformation could survive.
MONDAY APRIL 1 2013
APRIL FOOLS DAY

I hope your Easter was wonderful.. and today, you may be best to avoid the news. It's April Fools day, and for some reason major stories float around and become believed on days like today.. reality is too important to fool around with. Only the truth here..















More mainstream media attention on something people knew about before the bill passed: Gawker on the Monsanto Protection Act .. it sure would have been nice for all these media sources to talk about it before Obama signed it. Of course, that's why the alternative media exists, and why the mainstream hates it.








MONDAY APRIL 1 2013
APRIL FOOLS DAY

I hope your Easter was wonderful.. and today, you may be best to avoid the news. It's April Fools day, and for some reason major stories float around and become believed on days like today.. reality is too important to fool around with. Only the truth here..















More mainstream media attention on something people knew about before the bill passed: Gawker on the Monsanto Protection Act .. it sure would have been nice for all these media sources to talk about it before Obama signed it. Of course, that's why the alternative media exists, and why the mainstream hates it.








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