2010年6月30日星期三

製藥公司使用Facebook找人做實驗材料

製藥公司使用Facebook找人做實驗材料
Pharma using Facebook to find human guinea pigs
28th June 2010
FORTUNE — Let’s say you’re one of the millions of Facebook users who logs into the site for a minute to reconnect with friends. Maybe you’re taking a break from a big project at work, or settling in for an evening of couch surfing. Maybe, sadly, you have cancer, diabetes, or some other ailment. That’s when you first notice it: A Facebook ad looking for people to take part in a clinical trial — in your age range, with your illness, living in your town.
財富 - 讓我估你是數百萬Facebook用戶的一個,登入網站一分鐘去重找朋友。也許你在一個大項目工作而現在抖一下,或適應一晚的沙發衝浪;或許可悲地,你有癌症、糖尿病、或其它疾病。那是當你第一次注意到它:一個 Facebook的廣告找人參加臨床試驗 - 在你的年齡範圍,用你的病,住在你的城市。

So how did Facebook know your medical secrets? They didn’t — until you clicked on the ad and told them.
因此Facebook是怎麼知道您的醫療秘密?他們不 - 直到你點擊廣告,並告訴他們。
In the last two years, companies like Acurian, a patient recruitment firm that supplies clinical trials with participants, have discovered an inexpensive way to find new patients with social network ads. Their methods are not at all nefarious — they’re not scanning users’ status updates or monitoring the links they post.
在過去兩年,公司如Acurian - 招聘病人的招聘公司提供臨床試驗的參加者,已發現一種不昂價的方式用社交網絡廣告來尋找新的病人。他們的方法不全是邪惡的 - 他們沒有掃描用戶的更新狀態,或監測他們貼出的連結。
Instead, the Horshan, Penn.-based company buys demographic placements that match the requirements of the medical studies it is looking to fill. From there, coincidence, curiosity, and a hunger for cures has compelled millions of Facebook users to click-through the ad and fill out a qualifying questionnaire.
取而代之,賓州為基地的公司Horshan購買人口配置,那符合它在尋求填補的醫療研究的要求。從那裡,巧合、好奇、和急於治療的,已迫使數百萬的Facebook用戶點擊廣告,及填寫合格的調查問卷。
“If you really think about Facebook, it’s the ultimate narcissist canvas,” says Scott Connor, Acurian’s vice president of marketing. “People are putting up — of their own volition — personal information in terms of their age, their location, their level of education. I honestly think there’s a very small amount of the [Facebook] population that’s concerned about privacy, because the entity wouldn’t be as big as it was if that were the case.”

Considering the uproar associated with privacy and Facebook, Acurian’s results are surprising — even to Connor. According to him, 20% of the patients they contribute to a study come from social networking, with 70% coming from their database of 65 million pre-qualified patients, and 10% from traditional media (typically broadcast and newspaper ads).

Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) ads make up only a minuscule amount of their mix; search advertising has performed so poorly, that they now only buy those ads if a client specifically requests it. “For every 10 contributions I get from my other online sources, I get one from Google,” says Connor.

“We’re putting ads out there that ask very personal questions, and people are clicking through,” he says. “As strange as that may seem, and as much fervor as there is about privacy, I have not seen the spigot turning off in terms of people being interested.”

How Facebook works better than Google
A survey of Acurian’s patients revealed that travel distance to the clinical trial site — not compensation, amount of doctor visits, or possible side effects — was the most important factor for people in deciding to participate in a medical research study. So, social networks’ ability to deliver users segmented by gender, age, and location — the three primary variables Acurian uses to find matches for its trials — has been a boon for patient recruitment.

“The beauty from a Facebook and Myspace standpoint is that they’ve got aggregation of people, and they’ve got the contextual ability to serve messaging based on a user’s profile,” says Connor. “Based on just those three top level targeting abilities, we can get specific enough in our targeting to be worthwhile and to be much more effective than Google.”

Calculating exactly how much more effective it is takes a bit of accounting, as Acurian buys ads in a pay-per-click model and sells patients in a cost-per-acquisition scheme. “From click to pre-qualified referral, cost effectiveness is definitely leaning towards social networking by a factor of anywhere from two to five times,” says Connor. “It’s a newer space, the targeting is better, and it’s not as saturated as keyword.” Specifically comparing Facebook ads to Google ads, Connor says the former outperforms the latter by four to one.

To be fair to search advertising, another big part of Acurian’s success is that they’ve managed to set up financially favorable deals elsewhere. For example, a couple years after the company’s 1998 launch, they inked agreements with data aggregators to get exclusive clinical trial access to a stockpile of user profiles, which helped turn their organically grown, in-house database into the collection of 65 million health records it is today.

Then, when the company started buying enough online ad volume, they negotiated with online health networks to move from a cost-per-impression system to a much more favorable cost-per-acquisition model.

Two years ago, Acurian was not even in this arena — demonstrating how substantial its current 20% stake is. Also, in a recent clinical trial focusing on incontinence (an issue that primarily affects older patients), 29% of participants attracted via social networking.

Meanwhile, studies of two disorders that affect a wider age range got 45% of their participants from social networks. “When you’ve got a broad age range, where therapeutically there isn’t a skew toward one end of the age spectrum or another, e-recruitment seems to have a broader appeal and a broader capability of recruiting patients,” says Connor.

According to Connor, about $2.3 billion per year is allocated to patient recruitment services, and the market is growing around 15% annually. Acurian’s database is still the best bang for the company’s buck, but that’s only because of its size. “E-recruitment is, the majority of the time, on par with or better than direct mail,” says Connor. “What it doesn’t give me is all the volume that I need.” Lucky for them, Facebook is adding more than 700,000 new users every day.

http://rinf.com/alt-news/usa-news/pharma-using-facebook-to-find-human-guinea-pigs/7008/

'數以打計'美國公民在暗殺名單上:白宮顧問暗示

'數以打計'美國公民在暗殺名單上:白宮顧問暗示
‘Dozens’ of US citizens on assassination list, White House adviser hints

By Muriel Kane
Monday, June 28th, 2010 -- 5:04 pm

When it was confirmed last winter by then-Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair that the Obama administration had authorized the assassination of American citizens working with terrorist groups overseas, it appeared that no more than three Americans were being targeted in this manner.
當它在去年冬天由當時的國家情報總監丹尼斯布萊爾證實,奧巴馬政府已授權暗殺與海外恐怖組織工作的美國公民,講到似乎目標不超過 3名美國人。
In an interview last week with the Washington Times, however, Deputy White House National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John O. Brennan suggested that the number might actually amount to "dozens."
在上週與華盛頓時報的訪問,但是,白宮副國家安全顧問在國土安全和反恐的約翰澳布倫南提出,實際人數可能達“數十個。”
"There are, in my mind, dozens of U.S. persons who are in different parts of the world, and they are very concerning to us," Brennan stated, "not just because of the passport they hold, but because they understand our operational environment here, they bring with them certain skills, whether it be language skills or familiarity with potential targets, and they are very worrisome, and we are determined to take away their ability to assist with terrorist attacks,"
“在我的腦海裡有數以打計的美國人,他們是在世界的不同地區,和他們對我們是非常令人關注的,”布倫南說:“不僅僅由於他們持有的護照,而是因為他們明白我們在這裡的操作環境,他們本身帶有某些技能,無論是語言技能或對潛在目標熟悉,他們是非常令人擔憂的,和我們決心取走他們的能力,免得協助恐怖襲擊“
"If an American person or citizen is in a Yemen or in a Pakistan or in Somalia or another place, and they are trying to carry out attacks against U.S. interests, they also will face the full brunt of a U.S. response," Brennan continued. "What we need to do is to apply the appropriate tool and the appropriate response."

Salon's Glenn Greenwald quickly seized upon Brennan's remarks as a fresh example of the extension of unrestrained presidential powers. "I've written at length about the reasons why targeting American citizens for assassination who are far away from a 'battlefield' is so odious and tyrannical, and I won't repeat those arguments here," Greenwald wrote. "Suffice to say -- and I'm asking this literally -- if you're someone who believes, or are at least willing to acquiesce to the claim, that the U.S. President has the power to target your fellow citizens for assassination without a whiff of due process, what unchecked presidential powers wouldn't you support or acquiesce to?"

As an expert in constitutional law, Greenwald's primary concern is with the implications of this policy for civil liberties and the potential circumvention of constitutional restraints on government action. What may be even more troubling, however, is the extent to which Brennan's remarks reflect an expansion of US military activity into new areas of the globe, such as Yemen and Somalia.

Last month, the New York Times' Mark Mazzetti reported on a secret directive signed in September by General David Petraeus that "ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in the region."

According to Mazzetti, the Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force Execute Order "authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. ... While the Bush administration had approved some clandestine military activities far from designated war zones, the new order is intended to make such efforts more systematic and long term."

Mazetti also suggested that this order was behind the "surge of American military activity in Yemen that began three months later." That surge was the subject of the article by Dana Priest in the Washington Post last February which first revealed that American citizens had been targeted for assassination and which prompted the Blair confirmation.

"The operations, approved by President Obama and begun six weeks ago, involve several dozen troops from the U.S. military's clandestine Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), whose main mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists," Priest wrote. "The American advisers do not take part in raids in Yemen, but help plan missions."

"As part of the operations," Priest continued, "Obama approved a Dec. 24 strike against a compound where a U.S. citizen, Anwar al-Aulaqi, was thought to be meeting with other regional al-Qaeda leaders. Although he was not the focus of the strike and was not killed, he has since been added to a shortlist of U.S. citizens specifically targeted for killing or capture by the JSOC."

Priest's story also included the intriguing note that "a steady stream of high-ranking officials has visited [Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah} Saleh, including the rarely seen JSOC commander, Vice Adm. William H. McRaven; White House counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan; and Gen. David H. Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command."

The Joint Special Operations Command has been at the center of most of the recent stories about United States assassination efforts. In March 2009, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh described JSOC as "a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently. ... They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. ... Congress has no oversight of it."

A few months later, when it was reported that General Stanley McChrystal would be taking over command of US forces in Afghanistan, journalist Gareth Porter noted that McChrystal had been commander of JSOC from April 2003 to August 2008 and commented that his "long specialisation in counter-terrorism operations suggests an officer who is likely to have more interest in targeted killings than in the kind of politically sensitive counterinsurgency programmes that the Obama administration has said it intends to carry out."

"In 2005, JSOC’s parent command, the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), was directed by Rumsfeld to 'plan, synchronize and, as directed, conduct global operations against terrorist networks in coordination with other combatant commanders', Porter wrote. "That directive has generally been regarded as granting SOCOM the authority to carry out actions unilaterally anywhere on the globe."

McChrystal has now lost his Afghanistan command, but the other architects of this globalization policy for special ops -- Brennan, Petraeus, and McRaven remain firmly in place. As a result, it appears that the authorization for target assassinations of American citizens will prove to be only one of many potential extensions of covert US military power.

This video is from the Washington Times, June 24, 2010.
這部影片是來自華盛頓時報,2010年6月24日


http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0628/white-house-adviser-dozens-citizens-assassination-targets/

劉謙預言魔術 遭女魔術師揭穿 

預言魔術被破梗 劉謙節目中激動砲轟
2010年07月06日


劉謙預言魔術 遭女魔術師揭穿 
一句沒人能破解 惹火國內同業

2010/6/30
感情霧裡看花 魔術也是不能讓人看明白!魔術師劉謙講話是不是得罪人了呢?劉謙之前在記者會上「預言」8月13日國內報紙6大頭條新聞。

甚至還說「很少有魔術師可以把魔術表演到2個月這麼久的」,結果這一番言論,惹惱了魔術表演藝術協會,覺得他實在是太狂妄!現在找來美女魔術師Yumi揭穿他的「預言」戲法,理事長黃全毅還大罵劉謙「賤踏台灣魔術師來成就自己」。

話說得很重!

魔術師劉謙舉辦巡迴表演,秀了這段最新魔術,說預言了8月13號的報紙頭條,裝進箱子裡,還說了這一段話 真的沒有魔術師會這招嗎?魔術表演藝術協會聽到了很不高興,找來美女魔術師YUMI揭穿這個魔術,她說寫了字條放進箱子,並且現場問了三個問題 箱子打開來,真的出現了剛剛說好的題目?難道他跟劉謙依樣會預言? 魔術師說技巧在這個小桌子上,瞧瞧裡面有一個機關,剛剛問的紙條就放在裡面,再把箱子放在桌上,連接箱子和桌子的機關就會打開,拿出小紙條 證明自己也作得到,不管為了想紅還是想出一口氣,破解別人的魔術,恐怕已經先犯了業界大忌。
http://www.ttv.com.tw/news/view/?i=09906309064902L

劉謙:最偉大的中國人魔術師

劉謙兩月期預言8中6

劉謙魔術 2011 中視春節晚會

英國公布各國駐英使館欠費情況 美國使館居首

英國公布各國駐英使館欠費情況 美國使館居首
2010年06月30日07:24
來源:人民網-《京華時報》

英國外交部28日公布各國駐英使館欠繳交通擁堵費和罰款情況,美國使館欠費575萬美元,高居榜首。美國使館發表聲明說,使館遵紀守法,如數支付各項交通罰款,但拒絕承認實為“稅收”的交通擁堵費。

  不繳交通擁堵費似成各駐英使館“通病”。英國外交大臣黑格公布的數據顯示,駐英各國使館累計欠費5400萬美元,美國位居第一。

  倫敦2003年起在部分城區征收交通擁堵費,星期一至星期五擁堵時段進入這些區域的車輛需每天繳納8英鎊(約合12美元)。

  7年來,美國使館車輛共應繳費35602次。按照規定,費用延期未交將加收罰款,欠費越久,罰款越多。美國欠款由此膨脹。

  美國對擁堵費的態度是,不承認,不支付。使館方面說,這是當地一項稅收,外交車輛享有免稅權。

  英方則強調,這實際上是一項服務費,任何車主都得支付。

征收不易
  英國外交部說,俄羅斯使館欠繳交通擁堵費320萬英鎊(480萬美元),僅次於美國。日本使館欠繳270萬英鎊(400萬美元)。

  在停車和違規駕駛罰款上,各使館累積欠繳80.5萬美元。其中,哈薩克斯坦使館位列第一,欠繳罰款1399次,累計22.3萬美元。

  路透社說,英國外交部今年3月致信各駐英使館,告知除交通擁堵費外罰款情況,但隻收回少量罰金。

  英國外交部說:“計及后來支付的7760英鎊(11715美元),2009年累計罰款數額還剩52.63萬英鎊(79.46萬美元)沒有支付。” 

財源之一
  受國際金融危機影響,英政府原本緊張的財政狀況進一步惡化,財政赤字佔國內生產總值達到11%。英政府擬採取10年來“最緊縮”財政預算,依靠減支增收,將在5年內使財政赤字降至佔國內生產總值1%的水平。

  在此背景下,倫敦交通擁堵費也成為一筆不菲收入。

  路透社說,所征交通擁堵費將用於維護升級倫敦交通系統。

  另外,外交大臣黑格公布說,駐英外交人士2009年受到17次嚴重刑事指控。
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/157578/12008794.html

美駐英使館欠四百萬鎊罰款
(商台)2010年6月29日 星期二 16:55
【商台 互動國際組】英國 政府指美國 駐倫敦 大使館已經積欠了近400萬鎊(約575萬美元 )的交通違例罰款,包括塞車費和違例泊車罰款等。

最大的欠款戶
自2003年起,倫敦當局為了應付交通擁擠的情況徵收塞車費,在最繁忙時間使用最繁忙的倫敦市中心道路,須繳付8鎊的塞車費。英國政府指,7年來美國大使館人員已積了35602張塞車費單未交,積欠了近400萬鎊(約575萬美元)的交通違例罰款,成為倫敦運輸部門(Transport for London)最大的欠款戶。

美:「外交應該豁免。」
美國政府認為,塞車費屬於當地一項稅收,外交人員應獲豁免。倫敦市長利文斯通則說,美國駐新加坡 和奧斯陸的大使館都交納塞車費,同時英國的外交官在美國都交過路費和過橋費。他強調塞車費是一項服務費,任何車主都需要支付。

美國欠費問題嚴重
由於受到歐洲債務危機的影響,美國國債已突破13萬億美元,按美國現時3.09億總人口計算平均每位美國人負債4萬多美金。除大使館欠費外,今年初有報導指美國常年拖欠聯合國 會費,截至2009年10月中旬拖欠總額已達到8.5億元,嚴重影響聯合國的運作,特別是支付維和部隊費用方面。
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/100629/4/iwl6.html

普吉島超恐怖的臉頰穿孔 (令人不安)

普吉島超恐怖的臉頰穿孔
2010年06月30日10:36
來源:新華網





歐洲探測衛星Goce繪出首幅地球重力場圖

歐洲探測衛星Goce繪出首幅地球重力場圖
2010年06月30日10:23
來源:科學網
gravity field of earth

歐洲航天局6月29日說,該機構日前根據地球重力場和海洋環流探測衛星(Goce)傳回的數據,繪出了首幅地球重力場圖。

  歐航局當天發表公報說,這幅圖是根據Goce衛星去年11月和12月收集的數據繪制的,它內容精確,能夠反映地球重力場極其微小的變化。

  Goce項目顧問團主席賴納·魯梅爾說,圖像為科學家們提供了很多前所未知的新信息,可以說,Goce正在改變人們對地球重力場的認識。

  歐航局說,為獲得精確數據,Goce被安置在距地面僅254.9公裡的低軌道上,軌道周圍的空氣對衛星的運行造成了很大障礙,但其裝備的離子推進器能夠通過燃燒疝氣燃料克服空氣阻力,從而維持衛星的正常運轉。

  Goce衛星是歐航局近年來發射的最先進的探測衛星之一,它重約1噸,裝備有多套靈敏度極高的探測設備,獲得的數據將有助於科學家更深入了解地球內部結構,對人類研究海洋和氣候變化也將有所幫助。
http://scitech.people.com.cn/BIG5/12014207.html

泰國村民祭拜不明生物尸體 疑似外星人

泰國村民祭拜不明生物尸體 疑似外星人
2010年06月30日10:40
來源:國際在線

這個神秘生物看起來既不像人類,也不像動物。

  據德國《圖片報》6月28日報道,近日,一個令人震驚的視頻在互聯網上引發爭論。在泰國一個村庄裡,人們將寺廟用鮮花裝扮起來,寺廟的祭壇上躺著一具神秘生物的尸體。

  看起來,它既不像人類,也不像動物。難道是泰國村民正在祭拜外星人的尸體?有一些專家相信,這具尸體屬於一種未知的地外生命,被這些村民們當成了神靈。(Zak)

泰國村民正在祭拜外星人的尸體?


http://scitech.people.com.cn/BIG5/12014527.html
類人UFO
屍體有'很長的'手指
UFO住客:非人類報告 畫集1
外星人相片集1 (可能引起不安)
外星人目擊 2010年真實的視頻錄像

巨型生物的墳場在中非發現
Disc:
http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=10217622&page=1&extra=page%3D1#pid142851811

暢銷養生書每7頁就有1處錯

暢銷養生書每7頁就有1處錯
2010年06月30日10:21
來源:《科技日報》

雖然“養生名家”張悟本的“神話”破滅,其所著的《把吃出來的病吃回去》已下架,但不少書店的養生書專櫃依然是聚集讀者最多,銷售情況最好的專櫃。記者挑選了部分暢銷的養生書交由權威醫學專家進行鑒別,發現不少書中錯漏百出。

  黃龍祥,中國中醫科學院針灸研究所副所長,參與制訂我國第一個國頒《經穴部位》針灸標准。他分析了一本書中的所謂“兒童標准經絡穴位圖”后指出,這根本不是什麼標准經絡圖,而是把針灸經穴圖和推拿按摩穴位混淆到一起拼湊出來的。“它用的是針灸的數據系統,但部位就完全點錯了,豐隆穴應該在前側面,它點到背部去了”。黃龍祥認為如果讀者按照這樣的穴位圖進行操作,不但達不到養生的目的,反而可能對身體造成不良影響。

  對記者隨機選取的15本養生熱銷書,專家閱讀后表示,這些書中或多或少存在違反醫理的錯誤,並用紅筆對這些錯誤進行了批注。最少的一本書錯誤有10多處,而一本叫《兒童經絡使用手冊》的書不到300頁,各種錯誤竟達40多處,平均不到7頁就有1處違反醫理的錯誤。

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央視曝光養生書仍熱賣 如何正確選擇養生書
2010年07月02日08:09
來源:《廣州日報》

專家建議:“選擇有專業背景出版社的書”

  雖然張悟本的光環已經被戳破,他所編寫的暢銷書《把吃出來的病吃回去》在佛山多個書店也已下架,但其他養生書籍依舊在市場熱賣。上周六,央視《每周質量報告》上曝光了一些違背科學常識和沒有醫學根據的養生書,如果根據這些書籍來治病,非但不能治愈,反而可能使病情越來越嚴重。7月1日下午,記者前往各大書店走訪發現,央視曝光的兒童穴位書在佛山仍持續熱賣。

  佛山:養生書連續3年熱銷

  1日,記者在佛山新華書店發現,《把吃出來的病吃回去》已經在銷售架上“絕跡”,但《每周質量報告》剛剛曝光的圖書《兒童經絡使用手冊》在佛山仍在熱賣。

  記者在養生類書籍的銷售架上看到,目前佛山出售的此類書籍超過100種。工作人員表示:“自2008年以來,養生類圖書都很好賣,比如說《不生病的智慧》、《求醫不如求己》等,都受到大部分中年讀者的喜歡。《把吃出來的病吃回去》在去年的年度科技類圖書排行榜上,也在三甲之內。”就《兒童經絡使用手冊》一書,工作人員表示,這本書比較受家長喜歡,一天銷售量都在10多本。准備購買該書籍的一位讀者,當獲悉內文穴位可能有假后,當即放棄了這本書。

  央視曝光:

  《兒童經絡使用手冊》錯誤40處

  張悟本神話雖然破滅了,但養生書籍依舊熱銷。為此,上周六的《每周質量報告》在市場上隨機購買了15本養生類書籍,交給有關專家鑒別。專家閱讀后表示,養生書中都或多或少存在一些違反醫理的錯誤,甚至是違背科學常識的所謂養生理論,讀者如果相信不僅達不到養生的目的,還有可能造成對人體的傷害。其中一本《兒童經絡使用手冊》的書不到300頁,各種錯誤竟達40多處,平均不到7頁就有一處違反醫理的錯誤。

  專家意見:選擇有專業背景出版社的書

  說起養生書為何如此暢銷,佛山市中醫院治未病中心副主任劉繼洪認為,隨著生活水平的提高,市民越發注重自身健康及生命質量,因而更加追求養生及保健方法,但這也給很多“偽專家”提供了招搖過市、牟取利益提供了機會。同時,劉繼洪也表示,不能因為“張悟本事件”而全盤否定養生書籍的價值,“很多書還是可以看的,但要有選擇性地閱讀,越是離奇、具有奇特醫療效果的方法,越要小心上當受騙”。

  那麼市民究竟該如何正確選擇養生書籍呢?劉繼洪建議,首先要選擇信譽度高、治學態度嚴謹的出版社與作者,充分了解其學術背景和臨床經歷,“最好是選擇人民衛生出版社、科技出版社這類有專業背景的出版社。”(記者廖銀潔)
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美國宇航局指揮官:國際空間站禁止太空性愛

美國宇航局指揮官:國際空間站禁止太空性愛
2010年06月30日11:27
來源:國際在線

國際在線專稿:國際空間站有了女性宇航員后,宇航員們是否會在太空中享受“太空性愛”?這個問題長期以來引發不少人的好奇。據《紐約每日新聞》和英國《太陽報》消息,美國宇航局(NASA)指揮官日前明確聲明,國際空間站禁止男女親熱。

  NASA指揮官阿蘭·波因德克斯特(Alan Poindexter)曾於今年4月帶領包括3位女性宇航員在內的6人團體赴國際空站站執行補給任務。日前在東京出席新聞發布會時,有記者好奇地問那段時間國際空間站是否發生了“太空性愛”,波因德克斯特一臉嚴肅地表示,空間站禁止男女親熱。

  波因德克斯特向記者表示:“我們都是專業人士,互相尊重,工作關系良好,個人關系不允許介入其中,我們絕不會也不允許做那樣的事。”

  據悉,越來越多的女性宇航員的加入,使得“太空性愛”成為擺在宇航員面前的一個敏感話題。但尷尬的是,由於在太空中人處於失重狀態,想要親熱,還必須有第三人幫忙,將一對男女固定,使他們能保持某種姿勢。與此同時,一些醫生也反對在太空中親熱,因為一旦懷孕,會引發新的問題。

  事實上,國際空間站的宇航員曾發生過轟動世界的三角戀。2007年,NASA女太空人諾瓦克(Lisa Marie Nowak)包著成人紙尿布,連廁所都顧不上上,長途驅車穿越美國大陸趕往奧蘭多機場企圖謀殺情敵科林(Colleen Shipman)。當時,她們二人暗戀同一位同事——41歲的男宇航員威廉(William Oefelein)。后來,諾瓦克被NASA開除。(宇桓)
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水稻基因轉基因克隆工作已完成400多個

水稻基因轉基因克隆工作已完成400多個
易運文
2010年06月30日08:54
來源:《光明日報》

本報深圳6月29日電 我國的水稻研究已進入了一個全新的領域,目前華大基因農能平台已經完成400多個水稻基因的轉基因克隆工作,依托華大基因強大的高通量測序技術,今后將進一步加快水稻轉基因育種研究工作。這是記者在今天結束的“水稻基因組學與農業應用研討會”上獲悉的消息。

  作為世界上最早種植水稻的國家,水稻一直在我國的糧食生產中起著舉足輕重的作用。新中國成立以后,我國的水稻育種水平一直處於世界前列,水稻畝產量先后實現了三次飛躍。而新時期,隨著分子生物學技術以及水稻基因組學的發展,我國的水稻研究又迎來了一次新的發展契機。

  本次會議邀請了來自中國科學院、中國農業科學院、中國水稻研究所、華中農業大學等國內高校、研究所近百名專家與會。中國水稻研究所錢前教授的報告《超級稻產量等性狀基因的精確定位與分子育種》,以近年來水稻育種研究中的熱點“分子育種”為本次研討會展開了序曲,引起與會專家們的廣泛關注。

  華大基因等國內多家單位曾於2002年率先合作完成?稻基因組框架圖與精細圖的繪制工作,並在國際著名雜志《科學》發表科學專論。從2002年至今,華大基因已在國際期刊以第一作者或合作單位為身份發表水稻研究相關文章20余篇。華大基因研究院農能平台的張耕耘博士說,目前華大基因農能平台已經完成400多個水稻基因的轉基因克隆工作,依托華大基因強大的高通量測序技術,今后將進一步加快水稻轉基因育種研究工作。

  “盡管我國的雜交水稻技術目前在國際上處於領先地位,但隨著國際育種公司加速基因資源的爭奪、新的優質品種不斷涌現,如果不加強分子育種技術研究,我們的水稻育種研究將面臨被國際水平趕超的危險。”華大基因研究院李瑞強博士接受採訪時說。

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用轉基因光合細菌生產單糖好處多

用轉基因光合細菌生產單糖好處多
2010年06月30日08:32
來源:《科技日報》

美國哈佛大學維斯生物啟迪工程研究所和哈佛醫學院的研究人員表示,光合細菌進行基因工程改造后能夠產生單糖和乳酸,利用該項研究成果有望開發出新的環保型生產日用化工產品的方法。相關研究刊登在新出版的《應用和環境生物》雜志上。

  光合細菌(PSB)是一種能進行光合作用而不產氧的特殊生理類群原核生物的總稱,是一種典型的水圈微生物,廣泛分布於海洋或淡水環境中。PSB作為一種特殊營養(促進生長、抗病因子及高效率淨化活水)和特殊細菌已在畜牧、水產、環保、農業上進行應用試驗。

  維斯研究所的資深科學家杰弗裡·維博士表示:“我們的研究主要是利用轉基因技術讓微生物按照我們的要求來工作,此次是生產食物添加劑。這些發現在人類社會走向綠色經濟過程中具有十分重要的現實意義。”

  採用轉基因光合細菌生產糖和乳酸等化合物有多種益處。首先,能夠減少二氧化碳排放。目前,糖主要由甘蔗來生產,而甘蔗生長在熱帶和亞熱帶地區。糖產品通過交通工具送往世界各地時,向大氣中排放了大量的二氧化碳溫室氣體。採用轉基因工程光合細菌在各地生產糖則可避免許多二氧化碳的排放。

  其次,有助於生產更多的生物可降解塑料。乳酸是可降解塑料產品的主要基本原料,轉基因工程光合細菌生產乳酸有望降低乳酸的生產成本,從而促使人們相對廉價地大量生產可降解塑料。

  再者,轉基因光合細菌生產糖和乳酸依靠的是光合作用,這個過程能夠“捕獲”空氣中的二氧化碳,減少空氣中的碳含量。此外,這種利用光合作用進行糖、乳酸和其他化合物的生產方式,其生產成本也會大大降低。

  轉基因光合細菌生產糖和乳酸的工作由維博士和帕梅拉·瑟爾沃教授領導的研究小組共同完成。維斯研究所理事唐·尹格伯認為,研究所的任務是利用自然法則在醫學、制造、能源和建筑方面獲得問題的解決方案,從而開創更加可持續發展的世界。

  轉基因技術隻有二三十年歷史,光合細菌則是地球上最早出現的具有原始光能合成體系的原核生物。把人類最年輕的技術嫁接到自然界最古老的生物上,哈佛大學這項成果為我們開辟了一種低碳經濟的美好前景。作為重要的微生物資源,光合細菌顯著、確切的應用效果已被研究証實,而其中不少限制和難題未來都可望以轉基因手段加以解決。所以,我們建議您更多關注轉基因光合細菌。(記者毛黎)

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大型強子對撞機再破紀錄實現每秒萬次對撞

大型強子對撞機再破紀錄實現每秒萬次對撞
彬彬
2010年06月30日09:25
大型強子對撞機

  據國外媒體報道,歐洲大型強子對撞機近日再次向新的世界紀錄發起沖擊。上周末,大型強子對撞機完成了每秒1萬次的粒子對撞實驗,創造了對撞質子數的新世界紀錄。物理學家相信,這將是大型強子對撞機邁向物理學新領域的堅實一步。

  2009年11月,大型強子對撞機實現首次質子對撞,開始了尋找被稱為“上帝粒子”的希格斯玻色子之旅。目前,大型強子對撞機仍然以最高設計功率一半的能量運行。但是從上周末以后,運行於環形隧道中的每束粒子束中的粒子數量將達到物理學家所計劃的數量。

  歐洲粒子物理研究所科學家約翰-伊利斯表示,“這是最關鍵的。質子是一種復雜的粒子,它們擁有夸克粒子以及其他更小的粒子。碰撞它們,就好像讓兩隻垃圾桶相碰撞,然后就可以看到胡蘿卜從中飛出來。我們實現的對撞實驗越多,就越接近超對稱性、暗物質、希格斯玻色子以及其他類型的物理學新領域。”

以下是對撞實驗的幾項基本要素:

  能量:大型強子對撞機已經是世界上“最強大的”對撞機,它以每束光柱3.5萬億電子伏特的能量(即總能量7萬億電子伏特)實現質子對撞。第二強大的對撞機是位於芝加哥附近的費米國家實驗室中的萬億電子伏特加速器。項目研究人員希望,大型強子對撞機能夠在2013年達到最高設計能量14萬億電子伏特。

  發光度:關於質子對撞究竟有何好處的問題,物理學家認為它不僅僅涉及到粒子擁有的能量問題,而且還要看粒子的對撞頻率。這就是物理學家所說的發光度。上周末,大型強子對撞機實現了每秒1萬次粒子對撞。盡管萬億電子伏特加速器擁有更高的發光度,但是從上周末起大型強子對撞機開始致力於繼續打破紀錄。負責大型強子對撞機運行的物理學家們也正在致力於讓對撞機能夠更容易保持這種每秒1萬次粒子對撞的性能。

  粒子束與強度:為了增加每秒鐘的對撞次數,必須要使由大量粒子組成的高度聚焦粒子束共同前進。粒子加速器是利用磁體引導和聚焦粒子束中的粒子的。上周末,物理學家們第一次加速如此多的粒子(每束)。在當初他們設計大型強子對撞機時,他們希望每束粒子束最多由1000億個質子組成。研究人員希望到2016年能夠將每束光柱中的粒子束數量提高到2808束。

  不斷打破的記錄驅動著兩台加速器之間繼續競爭下去。但是,大型強子對撞機項目運行組負責人邁克-拉蒙特認為,“很明顯,大型強子對撞機是小鎮上的新人。但是,過兩年我們將會讓費米國家實驗室失業。”(彬彬)

來源:新浪科技
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暗物質困擾科學40年:宇宙96%組成一無所知

聯合國:歐洲人販年進賬25億美元 控制14萬人

聯合國:歐洲人販年進賬25億美元 控制14萬人
2010年06月30日11:17
來源:中國新聞社

據外媒報道,聯合國毒品和犯罪問題辦公室相關人員29日表示,經過調查,拐騙婦女和兒童的人販子在歐洲相當猖獗。販賣人口已經成為歐洲最掙錢的犯罪活動之一。報道稱,不法分子每年可以掙到25億歐元,而受害者數量每年增加50%。

  聯合國相關工作人員表示,受害婦女會被迫從事賣淫活動,而兒童會被強制從事體力勞動。預計有超過14萬的受害者受到這些人販組織的控制。這些受害者大都來自東歐國家,非洲和拉丁美洲。他們生活貧窮,人販許諾提供國外工作機會,然后被騙到歐洲。

  毒品和犯罪問題辦公室主任安東尼奧·科斯塔稱:“歐洲人大多認為,奴隸制度在幾百年前已經被廢除了,但是往四周看看,很多奴隸還存在在我們中間。”科斯塔補充到,歐洲國家最近才認識到問題的嚴重性,通過制定嚴格的法律來打擊人販的違法行為。
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/12015250.html

美報告納入監察名單星淪人販天堂
2010年06月15日(二)
美國國務院發表最新的年度人口販運問題報告,將新加坡和泰國等多個亞洲國家新增入監察名單,指該些國家未能有效打擊販運婦女,令婦女淪為性工作者。至於中國一如去年繼續留在監察名單內。
報告為全球一百七十五個國家和地區,就人口販運問題作出評核。本年度報告有更多亞洲國家新增入監察名單,包括新加坡、泰國、阿富汗、汶萊和越南等。報告提及新加坡「上榜」的原因,是因為不少來自中國、菲律賓和泰國的女性,原先獲得人口販子承諾到新加坡合法工作,但最終卻被迫賣淫。
http://the-sun.on.cc/cnt/china_world/20100615/00423_064.html?pubdate=20100615

國際貨幣基金組織稱願幫助朝鮮改善孤立狀況

國際貨幣基金組織稱願幫助朝鮮改善孤立狀況
2010年06月29日16:27
來源:中國新聞網
國際貨幣基金組織總裁卡恩

   據美國媒體轉述韓聯社報道稱,國際貨幣基金組織(IMF)總裁多米尼克 斯特勞斯·卡恩28日表示,該組織願意幫助朝鮮改善目前的孤立狀況。

  卡恩稱,如果朝鮮提出技術援助或類似的要求,國際貨幣基金組織會考慮提供幫助。

  報道援引卡恩的話稱,國際貨幣基金組織考慮與朝鮮建立一定的聯系,但朝鮮到目前為止尚未提出此類要求。
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/1029/42408/12006215.html

利比裡亞獲免46億美元外債
2010年06月30日08:54
來源:新華網

國際貨幣基金組織(IMF)和世界銀行29日發表聯合聲明宣布,利比裡亞將被免除總計46億美元的巨額外債。

  根據該聲明,包括國際貨幣基金組織和世行在內的多邊機構免除其中的15億美元外債,外國政府和商業機構則免除余下部分。聲明指出,隨著這批外債得到豁免,利比裡亞將不再受沉重外債包袱的困擾。

  國際貨幣基金組織官員表示,利比裡亞將能因此吸引新的外資,重建道路和電力系統,促進經濟發展。(記者 劉洪 劉麗娜)
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/1029/42359/12011721.html

以色列外長稱2012年前巴勒斯坦沒機會建國

以色列外長稱2012年前巴勒斯坦沒機會建國
2010年06月30日07:23
來源:中國網

 據美國媒體報道,以色列外交部長阿維格多·利伯曼6月29日稱,2012年前巴勒斯坦“沒有機會”建國。

  此話一出,巴勒斯坦方面反應強烈。巴勒斯坦政府發言人克哈提卜稱,利伯曼的言論是對國際社會協調巴以問題努力的挑戰。

  對此,以色列總理內塔尼亞胡的發言人拒絕發表評論。

http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/12008608.html

夏威夷:美糾集空前反華演習 攔截導彈試驗成功

美軍在夏威夷附近成功進行導彈攔截試驗
2010年06月30日13:13
來源:人民網-國際頻道


美軍攔截導彈發射瞬間

  人民網6月30日電 美軍28日深夜在夏威夷附近靶場成功進行了導彈防御系統攔截試驗。據悉,美軍發射的陸基攔截彈擊落了一枚從海上平台發射的近程彈道導彈。五角大樓導彈防御局表示,承擔攔截任務的部隊並不掌握本次導彈的具體發射時間,因此,上述攔截工作“相當圓滿”。

  本次發射的彈道導彈攔截器系美軍“末端高空導彈防御系統”的重要組成部分。該系統由海上浮動雷達平台以及海基反彈道導彈組成。在29日的試驗中,美軍攔截器在“迄今為止最低”的高度上擊落了來襲導彈。這也是“末端高空導彈防御系統”開展的第7次試驗,此前6次試驗全部獲得成功。

  不過,這種系統因“射程不夠”,目前隻能擊落中程和近程導彈,仍無法攔截洲際彈道導彈。有關資料顯示,“末端高空導彈防御系統”主要採取“導彈撞導彈”方式,在敵方彈道導彈重新進入大氣層之際,將其摧毀。美海軍的“宙斯盾”巡洋艦則是該系統的海基發射平台。

  五角大樓表示,一旦敵方發射的導彈成功突破了“末端高空導彈防御系統”的陣地,美軍還可利用“愛國者”地對空導彈攔截即將擊中目標的敵方彈道導彈(最后一道防線)。美軍稱,該國的導彈防御系統只是用來對付朝鮮和伊朗的彈道導彈。目前,美本土隻有阿拉斯加和加利福尼亞設有攔截導彈發射陣地。

  此外,美軍還在東歐的波蘭設立了導彈防御系統的發射陣地,在捷克設置了預警雷達系統。(高軼軍)
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/12015761.html

軍政界:美糾集空前反華演習
2010年06月30日(三)
世界最大規模的「環太平洋2010」十四國演習正在夏威夷海域進行,反潛艇戰是重頭戲,嚴防中國潛艇突破島鏈圍堵;解放軍則在東海導彈試射審慎回應。

按照《孫子兵法》「伐交」的思維,「環太平洋2010」十四國演習的威懾力不在於核動力航母和核潛艇,而在於十四國聯袂列陣太平洋中心,包括美國、澳洲、加拿大、智利、哥倫比亞、法國、印尼、日本、馬來西亞、荷蘭、秘魯、南韓、新加坡和泰國等十四國海軍參加。

「美日韓鐵三角」和「美日澳島鏈封堵」的演習已經司空見慣,但是,法國在西方大國中是極具個性的高盧公雞,它的海軍不遠萬里跑到太平洋給美國捧場,到底是顯示世界級海軍的威風,還是炫耀聯合國一票否決權的尊貴?智利、哥倫比亞和秘魯幾乎囊括了太平洋的東南岸,抵銷委內瑞拉的反美因素綽綽有餘。美軍太平洋司令是中國通,他要是引用「得道多助」的成語,北京外交官一定打好了反唇相譏的腹稿。

拼湊三十四艘戰艦、五艘潛艇、上百架軍機和二萬多人參加一場大型演習還不算太困難,但是,要使不同種族、不同宗教、不同歷史、強弱及貧富懸殊的十四支軍隊聯合作戰,這比建造通天的巴比倫塔更加困難。美國在前蘇聯崩潰、《華沙公約》消亡的世界和平時期,不顧經濟疲軟,耗巨資促成空前規模的「環太」實彈演習,要用魚雷和導彈擊沉三艘退役艦艇扮演的「敵船」,可見所謀者大。

南韓和日本各派一艘常規潛艇到珍珠港為演習做「敵艦」,它們必須千方百計「擊沉」核航母,讓美軍不斷提高反潛戰鬥力。中國要是派潛艇觀戰,可能雙贏。
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20100630/00184_013.html?pubdate=20100630

韓國舉行全民演習防生化武器攻擊

印度與美國海軍開始舉行年度聯合演習

美國在沙特阿拉伯的秘密聯合軍事演習中試驗彈道導彈

巴基斯坦舉行有史以來最大規模軍演指向何方?

伊朗將舉行為期三天的大規模軍演

伊朗在霍爾木茲海峽再次軍演

以色列一月大型生化襲擊演習二月全民獲配氧氣罩1

北韓在爭議海域軍演矢言不為經援棄核

美軍核航母或將在黃海演習專家稱系對中國挑釁
中巴反恐軍演在寧夏青銅峽展開

美國最大航母“戰雲密布” 日媒警告東海緊張局勢升級

哥倫比亞警方挫敗一起企圖制造恐怖襲擊的行動計劃

哥倫比亞警方挫敗一起企圖制造恐怖襲擊的行動計劃
2010年06月30日13:31
來源:新華網

哥倫比亞警方29日挫敗了最大反政府武裝“哥倫比亞革命武裝力量”試圖在首都波哥大制造恐怖襲擊的行動計劃,目前已抓獲2名嫌疑分子。

  警方一名發言人告訴新華社記者,秘密警察從被捕的嫌疑人身上搜出了迫擊炮彈和總統府的地圖。他說,“有關方面正在對襲擊計劃的相關証據進行分析”。

  警方初步認為“哥倫比亞革命武裝力量”的襲擊對象是新當選總統胡安·桑托斯。桑托斯將於8月7日正式就任總統,接替已執政8年之久的阿爾瓦羅·烏裡韋總統。

  但總統府衛隊司令胡安·巴勃羅將軍對媒體說,現在就斷言被捕的嫌疑人是“哥倫比亞革命武裝力量”的成員還為時尚早,還需要對發現的文件進行分析才能最后確認。

  2002年8月17日,現任總統阿爾瓦羅·烏裡韋正在國會舉行就職儀式,“哥倫比亞革命武裝力量”分子潛入波哥大,朝總統府發射了約40發迫擊炮彈,造成19人死亡,40人受傷。(記者黃勇賢)
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/1029/42355/12015983.html

漏油事件造成重大心理創傷 墨西哥灣居民行為失常

漏油事件造成重大心理創傷 墨西哥灣居民行為失常
2010年06月30日14:16
來源:新華網

據美聯社6月27日報道,盡管經歷“卡特裡娜”颶風的回憶仍然困擾著捕蝦人裡基·羅賓,但對他來說,墨西哥灣石油災難看來比那場颶風還要糟糕得多。

  石油的持續泄漏讓羅賓和其他仍在與5年前“卡特裡娜”颶風造成的肉體和感情創傷作斗爭的人回憶起了太過熟悉的感受。

  羅賓說:“我晚上睡不著。有時還會哭。”

  治療過受“卡特裡娜”颶風影響的病人,並在受石油泄漏沖擊的地區召開了小組會議的精神病專家們說,出現的症狀幾乎相同:憤怒、焦慮、酗酒、抑郁和自殺的想法。

沖擊甚於“卡特裡娜”

  56歲的羅賓說:“每個人都舉止怪異,憤怒、沮喪、壓力大,和兄弟姐妹、母親爭吵。”

  捕魚是沿海經濟的支柱,當政府因擔心石油會污染魚蝦和牡蠣而零星關閉了捕魚者賴以維生的水域時,他們的家庭面臨巨大的壓力。

  拿著該地區最為優厚的薪水的油田工人為該行業的長期前景憂心忡忡。

  再也沒有人在亞拉巴馬州奧蘭治比奇的齊克登陸船塢外釣魚了,盡管大多數出租船船長正通過為英國石油公司的清理項目拉水柵和做其他工作來掙點錢。

  當地的一名船長喬·納什說,整天看著這些油比呆在家裡還要難受。“看著這些年來你已逐漸習慣的每樣東西慢慢遠離你真讓人受不了。因為對此你什麼都做不了”。

  這種無助感,再加上不確定漏油事件還將發生什麼新情況以及英國石油公司的下張支票何時會到達的感受讓喬治·法伊弗船長總是怒氣沖沖。

  55歲的法伊弗擁有兩條出租船,他說:“我們的家人想知道發生了什麼。當我們到家時,我們的壓力太大了,也很疲倦,我們的家人想知道答案,而我們卻無言以對。”

  他的妻子哭了很多次。53歲的伊馮娜·法伊弗說:“我睡不著覺。體重下降。我的肩膀處於緊張狀態。”

心理問題已經扎根

  位於密西西比州格爾夫波特的墨西哥灣沿岸心理衛生中心的執行主任杰弗裡·貝內特說,自漏油事件發生后,社會公益機構並未發現尋求幫助的人急劇增多,但這並不意味著他們不需要幫助。周日,在密西西比州,海水首次將石油沖上了岸。

  貝內特說:“遺憾的是,受影響最大的人———捕蝦人和漁夫,不是慣常會尋求心理治療服務的那些人。他們的性格都有點倔強,把情緒低落或不能解決自己的問題看作弱點。”

  甚至連像南希·薩利納斯這樣生計並未受漏油事件影響的人也在海灘上哭泣。上周當佛羅裡達州官員因石油沖上了岸而關閉彭薩科拉海灘的時候,南希就在這個海灘上。她說:“這簡直令人心碎。我再也不能把腳伸進水裡了。”

  心理保健從業人員說,現在想要獲得可靠數據以確定漏油事件引發的壓力問題的嚴重程度還為時過早。

  不過,他們迄今所做的工作顯示,這一問題已經扎根,而“卡特裡娜”颶風這一背景事件意味著情況很有可能會變得更糟。周日有一個熱帶風暴盤旋經過尤卡坦半島,但此類熱帶風暴對解決漏油問題無濟於事。

  哥倫比亞大學國家防災中心主任、國家兒童與災難委員會成員歐文·雷德萊納博士說:“對仍在從‘卡特裡娜’颶風的打擊中恢復的孩子和家庭來說,這是第二輪重大創傷。它代表的是未知的領域。”
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/1029/42355/12016661.html

漏油累生意墨西哥灣漁民吞槍亡
(星島)2010年6月25日 星期五 15:30
墨西哥灣漏油事故是美國 歷來最嚴重的生態和環境大災難,對當地的海洋生態以及漁民生計都帶來巨大的衝擊。據報道,因生計受到嚴重打擊,當地一名五十五歲漁民吞槍自盡身亡,是首宗因為漏油災難而自殺的事件,令到總統奧巴馬 承受更大壓力,被指要為這名漁民的死負上責任。

這名因為受到漏油災難影響而選擇自殺的漁民克魯斯(Allen Kruse),現年五十五歲,在出事前,他在墨西哥灣附近從事租船業務二十六年。但發生漏油事件後,他的業務受到巨大衝擊,生意一落千丈,幾乎沒有任何收入。

遭此打擊後,克魯斯對未來產生絕望情緒,最終舉槍自轟頭部了結生命。對於克魯斯自殺身亡,他的好友指奧巴馬責無旁貸,因為奧巴馬政府對離岸鑽油業監管不力,才導致今次事件發生。

克魯斯的一名友人說,這無疑是奧巴馬政府扣動板機,射殺克魯斯。克魯斯的另一名友人說:「奧巴馬總統絕對應該對此負責,政府的其他官員也應該對此承擔責任。」

 英國 石油公司已承諾支付克魯斯的殮葬費,並會繼續租用他旗下的船隻出海。但克魯斯的家人都對英國石油的承諾表示懷疑。

墨西哥灣原油洩漏事件發生後,奧巴馬被指把所有責任推到租用鑽油台的英國石油公司身上,絕口不提自己政府的監管責任,同時還冒著損害英美關係的巨大風險,施壓令英國石油公司設立二百億賠償基金。

根據安排,奧巴馬與英國首相卡梅倫將在加拿大 出席二十國集團(G20)峰會期間首次會晤,漏油事件料將成為會談主題。
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/100625/3/iuev.html

美軍將在阿戰場啟用“機器狗”

美軍將在阿戰場啟用“機器狗”
2010年06月30日14:11 來源:新華網

據英國《星期日泰晤士報》6月27日報道,駐阿富汗美軍在打擊塔利班的戰斗中將得到一些新型、致命、靈巧的軍用機器人的支持。

  經常在阿富汗和巴基斯坦給塔利班造成傷亡的無人駕駛飛機將得到一種新的地面機器人的支持。這種機器人能夠攜帶重型裝置,甚至還能操縱機關槍。

  這些機器人中有毛驢大小、可攜帶340磅裝備的4條腿機器人﹔有可以從戰場上運送傷員的機器人﹔還有一種機器人能找到敵人所在的位置,並向他們射擊,即使在漆黑的夜晚也不會令人失望。

  開發新型機器人不僅是為了取得對敵人的技術優勢,還是為了降低士兵的風險和減少作戰成本。

  當年盟軍進入阿富汗時幾乎不配備任何機器人,但反叛斗爭很快使它們應運而生。目前伊拉克和阿富汗地面共有12000個機器人,外加7000架無人駕駛飛機,而且幾乎是清一色的美國造。

  美國的地面機器人包括一種已經服役的叫“PackBot”的機器人。這是一種小型、裝有攝像頭、履帶式、可遙控的機器人,主要用來探測臨時的爆炸裝置。

  正處於研發后期的機器人包括一種4條腿、毛驢大小的“大狗”機器人。它能夠攜帶輜重在崎嶇不平的山路上行走20公裡。它身長3英尺,身高2.6英尺,能夠像狗一樣伸展4條腿。這種“大狗”軍用機器人酷似《星球大戰》影片中帝國軍隊使用的“步行者”戰車。

  華盛頓布魯金斯學會高級研究員彼得·辛格說,擴大使用機器人一事“提出了這樣一個基本問題,即機器人發揮多大作用才合適。”

http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/12016585.html

Boston Dynamics BIGDOG Robot
波士頓動力 機械狗
西元2007年07月17日


波士頓機械狗概要(2010年3月更新)

全球最先進的機器人大集合

將被部署在阿富汗的沙蚤跳躍機器人

美國軍方製造機械人戰士?

澳洲禁止雜志PS照片制造特殊效果

澳大利亞禁止雜志PS照片制造特殊效果
2010年06月30日14:33
來源:國際在線
 2009年,美國知名時裝品牌Polo Ralph Lauren的御用模特兒菲利芭·漢密爾頓的一張廣告照就被做了刻意的修改,以至於最后身材比例嚴重失調——腰比頭還要小。


  據《蒙特利爾大公報》消息,澳大利亞政府日前針對所有期刊雜志出台一項新規定,禁止雜志使用Photoshop等軟件修改圖片制造特殊效果。此前雜志界一個公開的秘密就是,通過PS后期修改照片,將美女模特的身材改得更為迷人。

  按慣例,一些時尚雜志通常會對女模的照片做后期修改:大腿更加修長、腰身更加纖細。但很多雜志的修改成分過重,使得照片和本人的差別過於懸殊。2009年,美國知名時裝品牌Polo Ralph Lauren的御用模特兒菲利芭·漢密爾頓(Filippa Hamilton)的一張廣告照就被做了刻意的修改,以至於最后身材比例嚴重失調——腰比頭還要小。設計方最終向菲利芭道歉。

  隨著澳大利亞政府出台新規,今后,無論設計人員、廣告公司還是雜志社,一律不許對圖片進行類似的PS修改以達到特殊效果。新規同時聲明,上述機構和人員不得使用“零號模特”,應倡導健康的審美觀。(宇桓)
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/1029/42354/12016894.html

馬爾代夫內閣集體請辭

馬爾代夫內閣集體請辭
2010年06月30日15:22
來源:人民網-國際頻道
人民網新德裡6月30日電 (記者 王磊)馬爾代夫總統府29日向外界宣布,馬爾代夫內閣於當日下午集體辭職,抗議議會內反對黨議員“劫持行政權力”,使內閣無法履行憲法賦予的職能。一時間,這個人口僅10.4萬,推行政黨制議會選舉僅一年的南亞島國,陷入政治紛爭的泥潭。

  據當地媒體報道,由於政府將主導通過的私有化和貸款法案等一些重要的經濟改革措施遭到議會反對黨反對,反對黨威脅將發起對內閣的不信任投票,甚至表示不信任投票將逐一針對每位部長。馬內閣成員隨即向總統提出辭職,稱已無法繼續與議會中佔多數的反對黨進行合作。外交部長艾哈邁德·沙希德說:“反對黨議員試圖阻止政府執行任何對人民有利的政策,因此我們對總統說我們無法再這樣工作下去了。”財政部長阿裡·哈希姆也表示:“反對黨議員干擾了政府經濟政策,還威脅將對內閣進行不信任投票。”

  2008年10月,民主黨候選人穆罕默德·納希德在第二輪投票中擊敗連續執政30年的時任總統加堯姆,當選馬憲政改革后首位總統。由總統任命的內閣成員於當年11月宣誓就職。2009年5月,馬舉行首次政黨制議會選舉,但由幾個黨派組成的反對黨在77個席位中佔據多數。這種政治格局為馬內閣的運轉埋下了隱患。此次在議會中擔任反對改革法案通過的主要反對黨就包括了加堯姆與其兄弟所在的黨派。

  總統穆罕默德·納希德在當日的一份聲明中稱,將對馬議會反對黨議員阻撓內閣行使職能的原因進行調查。據當地媒體分析,內閣集體辭職不會影響到總統本人的執政地位。
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/12017666.html

馬爾代夫內閣總辭職
(星島)2010年6月30日 星期三 09:07
馬爾代夫總統府29日表示,馬爾代夫內閣於當天下午總辭職,以抗議反對黨議員劫持行政權力,使內閣無法履行憲法賦予的職能。

據報道,馬爾代夫內閣是在反對黨威脅將發起對內閣的不信任投票的情況下提出總辭職的。內閣成員表示,他們無法繼續與在議會中佔多數的反對黨合作。

財政部長哈希姆說,反對黨議員干擾了政府經濟政策,還威脅將對內閣進行不信任投票。外交部長沙希德說,反對黨議員試圖阻止政府執行任何對人民有利的政策,因此他們對總統說無法這樣工作下去了。

馬總統府當天在一份聲明中說,總統納希德已表示將對馬議會反對黨議員阻撓內閣行使職能的原因進行調查。聲明還說,納希德總統及副總統瓦希德沒有辭職。

根據2008年開始實施的憲法,馬爾代夫實行總統制,總統與副總統由選民直接選出,同時行政、立法及司法權力由不同的機構獨立行使。納希德於2008年10月就任總統,但執政黨在議會中不佔優勢。
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/100630/3/ix5n.html

中共威脅將公費出國者開除黨籍

中共威脅將公費出國者開除黨籍
更新時間 2010年 6月 30日, 格林尼治標準時間03:44
中國曾有官員公費出國到美國賭城等地旅遊引起大嘩

中國共產黨打擊公款出國旅遊的行動繼續加碼。

在國家預防腐敗局推出《制止公款出國(境)旅遊專項工作調查問卷》一個星期後,中央紀委就頒布了針對公款出國的紀律解釋。

紀委在文件中明確提出,組織公款旅遊的人最高可開除黨籍,情節較輕的也會被撤銷黨內職務或留黨察看。

這份文件還定義:「公款出國(境)旅遊行為,是指無出國(境)公務,組織或者參加用公款支付全部或者部分費用,到國(境)外進行參觀、遊覽等活動的行為;其中包括無實質性公務,以考察、學習、培訓、研討、招商、參展、參加會議等名義,變相用公款出國(境)旅遊的行為。」

中央紀委的紀律解釋共提到了12二種具體的違紀行為,並明確了懲罰這些行為適用的《中國共產黨紀律處分條例》的有關條款。

紀律解釋

根據這份解釋文件,參加公款出國旅遊者最輕也會受到黨內警告或者嚴重警告處分。

而公款旅遊如果造成的損失較大,符合審批審核的人員也會被追究責任,最嚴重的也可能被開除黨籍。

中國近兩年來多次頒布文件打擊公款出國旅遊,國家預防腐敗據6月22日在網上推出的有關制止公款出國旅遊的問卷調查也頗受矚目。

根據國家預防腐敗局4月1日發佈的數據,中共中央辦公廳和國務院辦公廳在去年初聯合發佈《關於堅決制止公款出國(境)旅遊的通知》後,中國官員因公出國人數大幅下降,節約經費16.31億元。

數據還顯示,2009年中國共查處公款出國(境)旅遊案件165件,涉案人數634人,其中187人受到黨紀政紀處理,追繳涉案金額988萬元。

不過有分析人士質疑受到處理的多是地方小單位和國有企業,讓人懷疑當局的制止公款出國旅遊行動是否「只打蒼蠅不打老虎」。
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/trad/china/2010/06/100630_china_anticorruption.shtml

中紀委: 公款出國旅游者開除黨籍
2010-6-29

【大公網訊】中共中央紀律檢查委員會近日印發《用公款出國(境)旅游及相關違紀行為適用〈中國共產黨紀律處分條例〉若干問題的解釋》(以下簡稱《解釋》)指出,對于公款出國(境)旅游的組織者,給予撤銷黨內職務或者留黨察看處分,情節嚴重的,給予開除黨籍處分。

《解釋》對用公款出國(境)旅游及相關違紀行為以及應當適用的《中國共產黨紀律處分條例》的有關條款作了規定。「用公款出國(境)旅游行為,是指無出國(境)公務,組織或者參加用公款支付全部或者部分費用,到國(境)外進行參觀、游覽等活動的行為;其中包括無實質性公務,以考察、學習、培訓、研討、招商、參展、參加會議等名義,變相用公款出國(境)旅游的行為。」

《解釋》結合典型案例,針對用公款出國(境)旅游行為以及與之密切相關的以不正當方式謀求用公款出國(境)、組織以營利為目的的雙跨團組用公款出國(境)等行為,在《解釋》中共規定了十二種具體違紀行為,並明確了給予黨紀處分所應當適用的《中國共產黨紀律處分條例》的有關條款,為制止公款出國(境)旅游專項治理工作深入開展提供了制度保障。

官方稱,由于組織用公款出國(境)旅游的行為,較之參加用公款出國(境)旅游的行為,其危害更大,影響更為惡劣,因此,應當依紀從重處分。所以,《解釋》第二條規定,對于組織者,給予撤銷黨內職務或者留黨察看處分,情節嚴重的,給予開除黨籍處分。

在挽回公款出國(境)旅游造成的國有財產損失方面,《解釋》規定,用公款出國(境)旅游的,應當責令其退賠用公款支付的各項費用。

中新社北京6月29日電
http://www.takungpao.com.hk/news/10/06/29/_IN-1279388.htm

儘管謠言,官員堅持沒有海灣撤離計劃

儘管謠言,官員堅持沒有海灣撤離計劃
Despite Rumors, Officials Insist No Gulf Evacuation Planned

Emergency managers say evacuation story “dreamed up” by Internet bloggers
應急管理人員說,撤離的故事是網上博客“發夢”
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, July 5, 2010
http://www.prisonplanet.com/despite-rumors-officials-insist-no-gulf-evacuation-planned.html
2010年6月28日 - 海灣州應急準備機關確認大規模疏散計劃
June 28, 2010 -- Gulf state emergency preparedness agencies confirm mass evacuation plans

Topic started on 29-6-2010 @ 01:06 PM by Cloudsinthesky

http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20100628
2010年6月28日 - 海灣州應急準備機關確認大規模疏散計劃
June 28, 2010 -- Gulf state emergency preparedness agencies confirm mass evacuation plans

publication date: Jun 27, 2010
California is expected to absorb many of Gulf coast evacuees, according to state emergency planners.
加州預計將吸納許多海灣沿岸撤離者,按照州應急計劃。

威恩馬德森報告
Wayne Madsen Report
June 28, 2010

A well-placed source in California told WMR that the California Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) has been briefed by its counterpart agencies in the Gulf coast states that there are plans to conduct a mass evacuation of millions of Gulf coast residents due to the catastrophic environmental and public health effects of the BP oil disaster.
在加利福尼亞州的一位身居高職的消息來源告訴威恩馬德森報告,加州緊急事務管理署(CEMA)已經聽取海灣沿岸各州的對口單位簡報,有計劃進行一大規模疏散數百萬海灣沿岸居民,由於BP石油災難的災難性環境和公眾健康影響。
CEMA officials have been briefed on the planned evacuations by counterparts in the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
加州緊急事務管理署官員在路易斯安那州州長的國土安全和應急準備辦公室,已被對口單位簡報有關的撤離計劃,有阿拉巴馬州應急管理機構、密西西比州緊急事務管理局、以及佛羅里達州緊急事務管理司。
The Gulf states’ emergency planners stressed to their California counterparts that they are dealing with a disaster of unprecedented proportions and that contingency plans are being constantly updated and revised on ways to deal with the transformation of the Gulf of Mexico into a deadly “toxic soup” of oil and Corexit 9500 oil dispersants and the atmosphere into a dangerous mixture of hydrocarbon gases.
海灣各州的緊急計劃者對他們的加州對口單位強調,他們正在處理一史無前例規模的災難, 和緊急計劃正在不斷更新和修訂,就如何處理墨西哥灣轉變成致命石油“毒湯”,和Corexit 9500油分散劑和大氣成為一個危險的烴類氣體混合物。

CEMA was briefed on the impending mass evacuation since California would be expected to absorb a large number of evacuees from the Gulf states. CEMA officials did not say how the state of California, which is virtually bankrupt, would pay for the influx of hundreds of thousands and perhaps greater numbers of evacuees from the Gulf coastal region.

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread588807/pg1

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Huge Alien Structure Revealed - Far Side of the Moon 2010: PART 1
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尼古拉特斯拉 - 瘋狂的電力


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尼古拉特斯拉 - 瘋狂的電力 5之5

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俄羅斯派出裝甲車輛往西岸

俄羅斯派出裝甲車輛往西岸
Russia sending armored vehicles to WB

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:45:36 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
俄羅斯外長拉夫羅夫

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has announced that Moscow will supply Palestinians with fifty Russian-made armored vehicles within days.
俄羅斯外長拉夫羅夫宣布,莫斯科在幾天內將供應巴勒斯坦人50部俄製裝甲車。
"We have sent the Palestinians 50 armored vehicles, they have arrived in Jordan, and we hope that they will arrive here in the next few days," Lavrov told reporters in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.
“我們已經派給巴勒斯坦人50輛裝甲車,它們已抵達約旦,和我們希望在未來幾天內它們來到這裡,”拉夫羅夫週二在被佔領的約旦河西岸告訴記者。
The Russian official's remark came after meetings with acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Earlier in 2008, Israel allowed the Russian Defense Ministry to supply the vehicles in two shipments of 25 each, AFP reported.

However, the delivery has so far been delayed as Israel argued that the shipment could fall into the hands of the Palestinian Resistance Movement of Hamas.

Hamas, which won the 2006 parliamentary elections, was forced to limit its rule to the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after foiling an alleged coup plot against Ismail Haniyeh, the democratically Palestinian elected prime minister.

MSD/CS/MMN

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=132634&sectionid=351020202

俄羅斯外交部稱將向巴勒斯坦提供50輛裝甲車
2010年07月02日10:09
來源:中國新聞社

據俄新網報道,俄羅斯外交部發言人安德烈·涅斯捷連科透露,俄羅斯將向巴勒斯坦提供50輛裝甲車。

  2008年以色列同意俄羅斯向巴勒斯坦強力機構提供裝甲車,用以打擊恐怖組織,前提是卸掉上面的大炮和機槍。

  涅斯捷連科1日在記者會上說:“俄羅斯將繼續幫助巴勒斯坦。近日將向約旦提供50輛裝甲車,這些裝甲車將轉交給約旦河西岸的巴勒斯坦安全部門。”

  他說,俄羅斯將向加沙居民提供人道主義援助,已經通過聯合國世界糧食計劃署向那裡輸送了1萬噸面粉。
http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/12037381.html

Drake的全視之眼已看見它全部

Drake's All-Seeing-Eye Has Seen it All
Drake的全視之眼已看見它全部

西元2010年06月28日
Drake says "All-Seeing-Eye, my eye's seen it all" at the 2010 BET Awards while wearing a t-shirt with the All-Seeing-Eye on it.
Drake在2010年BET頒獎說“全視之眼,我的眼睛已看見它全部”,而身穿的T恤有全視之眼在上。


Jay-Z被質疑關於光明會、秘密社團和加入共濟會

金字塔和全視之眼 - 它們的神祕意義和在公司商標的使用

光明會的目標與委員會300

蘋果商標的象徵主義

第三艘美國航母、4000名海軍陸戰隊增加在伊朗對面的美軍艦隊

第三艘美國航母、4000名海軍陸戰隊增加在伊朗對面的美軍艦隊
Third US carrier, 4,000 Marines augment US armada opposite Iran

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
June 28, 2010, 10:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
USS Nassau: More US naval-air-marine muscle off Iran
USS拿騷號:更多的美國海 - 空 - 海軍陸戰打手在伊朗外

DEBKAfile's military sources report that Washington has posted a third carrier opposite Iran's shores. It is supported by amphibious assault ships and up to 4,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel, bringing the total US strength in these waters to three carriers and 10,000 combat personnel.
DEBKAfile的軍方消息來源報告,華盛頓已佈置第三艘航母在伊朗的海岸對面。它是由兩棲攻擊艦支持和高達 4,000名海軍和海軍陸戰隊人員,帶領在這些水域的美國總實力達三架航母和10,000作戰人員。
The USS Nassau (LHA-4) Amphibious Ready Group 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, tasked with supporting the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet area of operations, is cruising around the Bab al-Mandeb Straits where the Gulf of Aden flows into the Red Sea. Its presence there accounts for Tehran announcing Sunday, June 27 that its "aid ship for Gaza" had been called off, for fear an American military boarding party would intercept the vessel and search it. This would be permissible under the latest UN sanctions punishing the Islamic Republic for its nuclear program.
拿騷號(LHA的- 4)兩棲準備組第24海軍陸戰隊遠征部隊,負責支持巴林總部的第五艦隊作戰區域,在巡航圍繞曼德- Mandeb海峽,在那裡亞丁海灣流入紅海。它在那裡的存在說明德黑蘭6月27日週日宣布取消其“援助加沙船”,因為擔心美國的船上軍事黨將攔截和搜查船隻。這將是允許的,根據最新的聯合國懲罰伊朗伊斯蘭共和國的核計劃的制裁。
The third US carrier group to reach waters around Iran consists of three vessels:
1. The USS Nassau Amphibious Assault ship is not just an enormous landing craft for the 3,000 Marines aboard; its decks carry 6 vertical take-off AV-HB Harrier attack plans; four AH-1W Super Cobra, twelve CH-46 Sea Knight and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters, as well choppers convertible to fast V-22 Osprey airplanes capable of landing in any conditions.
This vast warship has 1,400 cabinets for sleeping the entire Marine-24th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard.
2. The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde which carries 800 Marines equipped for instantaneous landing.
3. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland which carries 400 Marines and 102 commandos trained for special operations behind enemy lines.

debkafile adds: The USS Ashland was the target of an al Qaeda Katyusha rocket attack in 2005 when it was docked in Jordan's Aqaba port next door to the Israeli port of Eilat. One of the rockets exploded in Eilat airport. The ship exited harbor in time to escape harm.
These new arrivals are a massive injection of naval, air and marine muscle to the strength Washington has deployed in the Persian Gulf-Red Sea-Indian Ocean arena in recent months. The USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group consisting of twelve warships is cruising in the Arabian Sea opposite Chah Bahar, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards biggest naval base not far from the Iranian-Pakistan border. It is there that most of Iran's special commando units are housed.
Also posted in the Arabian Sea, further to the west, is the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Strike Group.
http://www.debka.com/article/8879/

目標德黑蘭?以色列、美國準備攻打伊朗

真主黨向前移動二萬部隊往以色列邊境

UFO出現在荷蘭製造麥田圈 六月廿六日

UFO出現在荷蘭製造麥田圈六月廿六日

Etten-Leur & Zavenbergen, The Netherlands,
Reported 26th June.








Date: June 26, 2010
Time: 1:00 am
Place: Field between Etten-Leur & Zavenbergen, The Netherlands
Crop: barley (?)
Formation Characteristics: 11 circles & 11 rings, interspersed; approx. 70m long
Description of Event: While at his home in southern Holland Dutch medium Robbert van den Broeke has again, as in the past (see: http://www.bltresearch.com/eyewitness/eyewitness8.php),
suddenly become aware of a strong "energy" which he has learned indicates a new crop circle is occurring somewhere in his general area of Holland. At about 1:00 am, while still at home, he "saw" in his mind's eye a clear image of what the new formation would look like and also clearly saw a street sign, which he recognized. He called his neighbour, Ellen (who has a car), & together they drove several miles to the area Robbert had "seen," and did eventually find the new formation in a field where none has appeared before:

The next day Robbert and his friend Roy Boschman, and many other Dutch crop circle enthusiasts, went back to the field. While Roy was busy trying to document the new formation, Robbert walked away from the crowd, down to the far end of the circles--accompanied by another good friend, Stan. Both Robbert and Stan then saw (with their eyes) a "blue mist or aura" and Robbert began to take photos. Just as occurred last summer (see: www.bltresearch.com) "UFO" images began to appear in the shots--13 of them in a row--all around Stan. In many Robbert is no more than 3m away from Stan and in all the shots Stan is looking squarely at Robbert.

Here are a few of these new 2010 "UFO" photos, taken by Robbert, using Roy's camera and aimed directly at Stan the entire time:


In the weekend we had the first Dutch crop circle of 2010. It was found close to Etten-Leur. It is described as resembling the snow circles (rings) we had during winter. Eleven circles and eleven rings.

Bert Janssen
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/inter2010/dutch/Etten-Leur2010a.html

UFO HOVERING OVER CANADA MAKING CROP CIRCLES?? JUNE 11 2010!!!
不明飛行物盤旋在加拿大上空製造麥田怪圈?? 2010年6月11日!
西元2010年06月11日


Disc:
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=12554687&page=1&extra=page%3D1#pid256712954

2010年6月29日星期二

警報:奧巴馬警告世界領袖:海灣石油災害'可能死數百萬'

警報:奧巴馬警告世界領袖:海灣石油災害'可能死數百萬'
Alert: Obama Warns World Leaders ‘Millions Could Die’ From Gulf Oil Disaster

June 27, 2010
by pakalert

A sobering report circulating in the Kremlin today from President Medvedev’s meeting with other World leaders at the G8 summit in Muskoka, Ontario states that President Obama has warned his counterparts that the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster “will most likely kill millions, perhaps tens of millions” of people during the coming year.
一份嚴重的報告今天在克里姆林宮流通,來自總統梅德韋傑夫在安大略州穆蘇科卡八國集團首腦會議,與其它世界各國領導人的會議,申明總統奧巴馬已經警告他的對等說,墨西哥灣的石油災難在今後一年“將最有可能殺死數百萬人,也許幾千萬"人。
Fueling Obama’s dire assessment of this “Gulf Apocalypse”, this report says, are the oil and toxic rains now being reported to be falling throughout the US Gulf Coast region due to the fracturing of the Gulf of Mexico seafloor allowing untold millions of gallons of oil and millions of cubic feet of methane gas to escape unchecked into our World’s seventh largest body of water, not to mention the millions of gallons of dangerous disbursements being used that is poisoning everything in its path.
燃起奧巴馬這“海灣啟示錄”的可怕評估,這份報告說,是目前正被報告的石油和毒雨,正在遍及美國墨西哥灣沿岸地區降下,由於墨西哥灣海底的壓裂,讓無告知的數百萬加侖油和百萬立方呎的甲烷氣體,未經檢查地逃入我們世界的第七大水體,更不要說數以百萬加侖的危險釋出,被用在毒害它路徑中的一切。
So dangerous has the Gulf Coast environment become to human beings the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning that, in part, says: “People, including pregnant women, can be exposed to these chemicals by breathing them (air), by swallowing them (water, food), or by touching them (skin). If possible, everyone, including pregnant women, should avoid the oil and spill-affected areas.”
墨西哥灣沿岸環境已變得對人類咁危險,美國疾病控制和預防中心(CDC)發出警告,其中部分說:“人們包括懷孕婦女可能暴露在這些化學物質,透過呼吸它們(空氣),透過吞下它們(水,食物),或通過觸摸它們(皮膚)。如果可能的話,每個人包括懷孕婦女,應避開石油和外溢影響的地區。“
With nearly 20 million American’s living along the affected Gulf Coast region one wonders where they could all go and leaving many to speculate a massive evacuation is being planned by the US Government of the entire region.

This view, however, is not shared by a Louisiana woman named Kindra Arnesen who was allowed unprecedented access to the BP Operations Center overseeing this catastrophe and reported to the Gulf Emergency Summit this past week that along with millions of fish dying because of this disaster people are falling ill all over the region.

Even worse is Arnesen’s incredibly reporting that even as this oil disaster grows BP is being allowed the US government to begin cutting costs in their cleanup and oil containment efforts.



Important to note about in this report is that Obama’s warning that “millions could die” from this disaster has been further confirmed by the American engineer who helped lead the team to put out the Persian Gulf oil fires set by Saddam Hussein in the first Iraq war and had warned a full 12 months before the April sinking of the Deepwater Horizon that BP was drilling into a huge methane deposit that if released would be beyond catastrophic, it would be biblical in its scale of destruction.

Note: Along with the unprecedented danger facing the Americans due to this oil spill catastrophe it is important to remember the billions of dollars being made from it by some of the most powerful people and corporations in the West, and as we had reported on in our June 16th report titled “Obama To Earn Nearly $85 Million From Gulf Oil Disaster”.

Interesting to note too is that one of the World’s top oil and gas industry experts Matthew Simmons is calling for the evacuation of the entire US Gulf Coast, and as we can read as quoted by him in an interview with the Washington Post News Service: “We’re going to have to evacuate the Gulf States. Can you imagine evacuating 20 million people? . . . This story is 80 times worse than I thought.”

Now the “80 times worse than I thought” comment by Simmons is one of the most vitally important points to understand in this unfolding historic disaster due to the findings of the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) high-tech research ship Thomas Jefferson, and as we can read as reported by the Los Angeles Times News Service:

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday released new data from the agency’s latest research trip through the Gulf of Mexico, showing concentrations of oil below the surface at more than 3,600 feet below the surface, about 7.5 nautical miles southwest of the BP’s blown-out well.

The Thomas Jefferson research ship found evidence of depleted oxygen, a potential sign of microbes digesting oil, in the area. Acoustic and fluorometric instruments likewise indicated the presence of oil. Water samples taken on the trip have not been analyzed.

Since the leak began April 20, attention has been focused on surface oil washing up on environmentally fragile shoreline ecosystems. But “plumes” or “clouds” of oil hovering in the water column below the surface, where myriad marine life eat, breed and swim, has as much or more potential to cause ecological damage to the Gulf, scientists have warned.”

Not being explained to the American people about NOAA’s findings is that the live video feed of this spill being shown to them of this spill contains oil and methane gas being expelled at pressures estimated to be at 100,000 pounds per square inch (psi) and cannot in any way being associated with the massive underwater oil plumes found by the Thomas Jefferson nearly 8 kilometers away.


To where these massive underwater oil plumes are coming from, Simmons stated during an interview on the US television network MSNBC that the release point was “5 to 6 miles away” from where the Deepwater Horizon sunk.

In our June 10th report “Scientists Warn Gulf Of Mexico Sea Floor Fractured “Beyond Repair” we reported that Russian scientists (the only scientists to have actually viewed this disaster in their deep submersible submarines) had likewise confirmed Simmons dire assessment of this catastrophe; reports, mind you, that not only have we seen, but Simmons has undoubtedly seen too.

Most incredibly in all of these events is that Obama has issued what many experts are calling a “get out of jail free card” to BP in the setting up of a $20 Billion “sham” cleanup fund paid for by this British oil giant that allowed them to borrow from Goldman Sachs the entire amount and not affecting their bottom line for years, if not decades to come.

To the greatest consequence of this catastrophe upon the American people, an FSB appendix to this report warns that the US Soldiers currently deployed throughout their island territory of Puerto Rico are in fact being trained in how to “suppress and contain” large concentrations of people and being “recycled” to military bases throughout the State of Florida where they will soon be joined by an estimated 28,000 NATO allied troops where both will join up with an estimated 7,000 pre-positioned UN marked vehicles for purposes “still not known or clearly stated by the US”.

To the greatest danger facing the American people it comes from the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychiatry Sigmund Freud’s nephew Edward Bernays, the father of the field of “public relations” and propaganda, who said that news was made “when reality is distilled down to the most simplified and dramatized form and it appeals to the instincts of the public mind.”

Unfortunately, the “instincts” being instilled in these Americans “public mind” is going to kill them as there is NOTHING to be simplified about this catastrophe, and what they aren’t being told by their so called mainstream media, or what they aren’t willing to find out for themselves, is going to kill them. Just like all of those who cleaned up the1989 Exxon Valdez spill disaster, ALMOST ALL OF WHOM ARE NOW DEAD.

http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/alert-obama-warns-world-leaders-%e2%80%98millions-could-die%e2%80%99-from-gulf-oil-disaster/

油雨? (文)

片:路易斯安那州落石油雨? 火山海嘯和毒氣警報

俄羅斯科學家警告:毒雨可能摧毁北美/由於 BP化學物??

海灣州應急準備機關確認大規模疏散計劃

截斷的海灣新聞:人們內部出血,數百萬人中毒':環保局告密者'說

記者:“整個社區內他們在吐血” - “大規模、大型災難”

Nasa新報告發現近50%墨西哥灣沿岸人口正在經歷疾病,指示性與BP石油洩漏有關的化學品中毒

目標德黑蘭?以色列、美國準備攻打伊朗

Target Tehran? Israel, US 'prepare to attack Iran'
目標德黑蘭?以色列、美國準備攻打伊朗

西元2010年06月28日 3:12
Reports are circulating that the U.S is amassing a greater military presence in the Middle East. The alleged build up is also rumoured to involve the Israeli use of Saudi Arabian air space. It's thought by some to be in preparation for an attack on Iran.
報告在流通,美國正在中東積累更大的軍事存在,宣稱的軍事建立亦傳聞涉及以色列使用沙特阿拉伯領空,一些人認為是在準備對伊朗的攻擊。


報告:以色列空軍降落沙特基地:美軍近伊朗邊境

'沙特允許使用領空作伊朗戰爭'

蘇格蘭皇家銀行告訴客戶:準備聯邦儲備的印錢'怪獸'

蘇格蘭皇家銀行告訴客戶:準備聯邦儲備的印錢'怪獸'
RBS tells clients to prepare for 'monster' money-printing by the Federal Reserve
As recovery starts to stall in the US and Europe with echoes of mid-1931, bond experts are once again dusting off a speech by Ben Bernanke given eight years ago as a freshman governor at the Federal Reserve.
當在美國和歐洲的經濟復甦開始拖延有着1931年年中的呼應,債券專家再一次刷去伯南克八年前作的一篇講話,作為一個在聯邦儲備的新生局長。

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, International Business Editor
Published: 5:11PM BST 27 Jun 2010

Entitled "Deflation: Making Sure It Doesn’t Happen Here", it is a warfare manual for defeating economic slumps by use of extreme monetary stimulus once interest rates have dropped to zero, and implicitly once governments have spent themselves to near bankruptcy.
題名為“通縮:確保它不在這裡發生”,它是一本戰爭手冊用以戰勝經濟衰退,透過使用極端的貨幣刺激當利率一旦下降至零,和暗示一旦政府已花去它們的至破產邊緣。
The speech is best known for its irreverent one-liner: "The US government has a technology, called a printing press, that allows it to produce as many US dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost."
演說最著名的是它不相關的一行:“美國政府有一個技術,叫做印刷機,那容許它本質上沒有成本地如它所願般生產有咁多得咁多美元。”
Bernanke began putting the script into action after the credit system seized up in 2008, purchasing $1.75 trillion of Treasuries, mortgage securities, and agency bonds to shore up the US credit system. He stopped far short of the $5 trillion balance sheet quietly pencilled in by the Fed Board as the upper limit for quantitative easing (QE).

Investors basking in Wall Street's V-shaped rally had assumed that this bizarre episode was over. So did the Fed, which has been shutting liquidity spigots one by one. But the latest batch of data is disturbing.

The ECRI leading indicator produced by the Economic Cycle Research Institute plummeted yet again last week to -6.9, pointing to contraction in the US by the end of the year. It is dropping faster that at any time in the post-War era.

The latest data from the CPB Netherlands Bureau shows that world trade slid 1.7pc in May, with the biggest fall in Asia. The Baltic Dry Index measuring freight rates on bulk goods has dropped 40pc in a month. This is a volatile index that can be distorted by the supply of new ships, but those who watch it as an early warning signal for China and commodities are nervous.

Andrew Roberts, credit chief at RBS, is advising clients to read the Bernanke text very closely because the Fed is soon going to have to the pull the lever on "monster" quantitative easing (QE)".
蘇格蘭皇家銀行信貸主管安德魯羅伯茨,在建議客戶非常近地閱讀伯南克的文本,因為美聯儲將很快要拉動“怪物”的槓桿以放鬆量化(QE)“。
"We cannot stress enough how strongly we believe that a cliff-edge may be around the corner, for the global banking system (particularly in Europe) and for the global economy. Think the unthinkable," he said in a note to investors.
“我們不能不強調,我們如何強烈相信,一個懸崖邊可能為全球銀行系統(尤其是在歐洲)和為全球經濟來到拐角處,想那不敢想的,”他在一份給投資者的通告中說。
Roberts said the Fed will shift tack, resorting to the 1940s strategy of capping bond yields around 2pc by force majeure said this is the option "which I personally prefer".

A recent paper by the San Francisco Fed argues that interest rates should now be minus 5pc under the bank's "rule of thumb" measure of capacity use and unemployment. The rate is currently minus 2pc when QE is factored in. You could conclude, very crudely, that the Fed must therefore buy another $2 trillion of bonds, and even more if Europe's EMU debacle goes from bad to worse. I suspect that this hints at the Bernanke view, but it is anathema to hardliners at the Kansas, Richmond, Philadephia, and Dallas Feds.

Societe Generale's uber-bear Albert Edwards said the Fed and other central banks will be forced to print more money whatever they now say, given the "stinking fiscal mess" across the developed world. "The response to the coming deflationary maelstrom will be additional money printing that will make the recent QE seem insignificant," he said.

Despite the apparent rift with Europe, the US is arguably tightening fiscal policy just as hard. Congress has cut off benefits for those unemployed beyond six months, leaving 1.3m without support. California has to slash $19bn in spending this year, as much as Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Hungary, and Romania combined. The states together must cut $112bn to comply with state laws.

The Congressional Budget Office said federal stimulus from the Obama package peaked in the first quarter. The effect will turn sharply negative by next year as tax rises automatically kick in, a net swing of 4pc of GDP. This is happening as the US housing market tips into a double-dip. New homes sales crashed 33pc to a record low of 300,000 in May after subsidies expired.

It is sobering that zero rates, QE a l'outrance, and an $800bn fiscal blitz should should have delivered so little. Just as it is sobering that Club Med bond purchases by the European Central Bank and the creation of the EU's €750bn rescue "shield" have failed to stabilize Europe's debt markets. Greek default contracts reached an all-time high of 1,125 on Friday even though the €110bn EU-IMF rescue is up and running. Are investors questioning EU solvency itself, or making a judgment on German willingness to back pledges with real money?

Clearly we are nearing the end of the "Phoney War", that phase of the global crisis when it seemed as if governments could conjure away the Great Debt. The trauma has merely been displaced from banks, auto makers, and homeowners onto the taxpayer, lifting public debt in the OECD bloc from 70pc of GDP to 100pc by next year. As the Bank for International Settlements warns, sovereign debt crises are nearing "boiling point" in half the world economy.

Fiscal largesse had its place last year. It arrested the downward spiral at a crucial moment, but that moment has passed. There is a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. The Krugman doctrine of perma-deficits is ruinous - and has in fact ruined Japan. The only plausible escape route for the West is a decade of fiscal austerity offset by helicopter drops of printed money, for as long as it takes.

Some say that the Fed's QE policies have failed. I profoundly disagree. The US property market - and therefore the banks - would have imploded if the Fed had not pulled down mortgage rates so aggressively, but you can never prove a counter-factual.

The case for fresh QE is not to inflate away the debt or default on Chinese creditors by stealth devaluation. It is to prevent deflation.

Bernanke warned in that speech eight years ago that "sustained deflation can be highly destructive to a modern economy" because it leads to slow death from a rising real burden of debt.

At the time, the broad money supply war growing at 6pc and the Dallas Fed's `trimmed mean' index of core inflation was 2.2pc.

We are much nearer the tipping today. The M3 money supply has contracted by 5.5pc over the last year, and the pace is accelerating: the 'trimmed mean' index is now 0.6pc on a six-month basis, the lowest ever. America is one twist shy of a debt-deflation trap.

There is no doubt that the Fed has the tools to stop this. "Sufficient injections of money will ultimately always reverse a deflation," said Bernanke. The question is whether he can muster support for such action in the face of massive popular disgust, a Republican Fronde in Congress, and resistance from the liquidationsists at the Kansas, Philadelphia, and Richmond Feds. If he cannot, we are in grave trouble.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/7857595/RBS-tells-clients-to-prepare-for-monster-money-printing-by-the-Federal-Reserve.html

美國印銀紙印到顛咗

伯南克承認從薄空氣印刷1.3兆億美元

俄羅斯譴責美國的'特務'指控'毫無根據'

俄羅斯譴責美國的'特務'指控'毫無根據'
Russia condemns 'baseless' US allegations over 'secret agents'

Russia has condemned allegations that it ordered 11 secret agents to run a “deep cover” spying operation in the US as “baseless”.
俄羅斯已譴責,它下令11名特務經營一“深藏”在美國的間諜行動的指控,是“毫無根據"的。

By Murray Wardrop and Toby Harnden in Washington
Published: 12:24PM BST 29 Jun 2010
"Anna Chapman" Photo: Facebook

31 Marquette Road, Montclair, New Jersey - the home of two of those arrested. Photo: GETTY IMAGES
The Russian Foreign Ministry said the arrests by the FBI were “deplorable” at a time when the two countries’ leaders were trying to improve relations.

The defendants are accused of being so-called “illegals”, working for the Russian foreign secret service under false identities to penetrate US government policy-making circles.

It is alleged that they were tasked with gleaning intelligence on nuclear weapons, foreign policy and Congressional politics.

The scandal comes just days after a bilateral summit between President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barack Obama that was designed to underscore warming ties between the two Cold War adversaries.

In a statement, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said: “Such actions are baseless and improper.

“It is highly deplorable that all of this is happening against the background of the reset in Russia-US ties announced by the US administration itself.”

Earlier, Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, accused the US of remaining silent over the string of arrests on Sunday evening. and demanded an explanation.

During a visit to Jerusalem, Mr Lavrov said: "The subject was not explained to us. I hope they will explain."

He added: “The only thing I can say today is that the moment for doing that (making the arrests) has been chosen with special elegance."

The FBI accuses the SVR, the successor organisation to the Soviet Union's KGB, of running a network of "illegals", described in court documents as Russians who received training in languages, codes and ciphers, invisible writing and counter-surveillance before living in the United States under false identities.

Each of the 10 was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison on conviction.

They were alleged to have met US government officials given codenames such as "Farmer", "Parrot" and "Cat" as well as engaging such tried and tested espionage methods as dead drops and brush passes.

As well as the 10 arrested in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia over the weekend, the FBI identified an eleventh suspect, known as "Christopher R. Metsos" who remains at large.

The nature of their work was said to have been outlined in a secret message to two of those arrested: "You were sent to USA for long-term service trip.

"Your education, bank accounts, car, house etc – all those serve one goal: fulfil your main mission, i.e. to search and develop ties in policy-making circles in US ..."

Many of the details of the criminal complains read like an outline of a John LeCarre novel.

A defendant known as "Anna Chapman" allegedly communicated with a Russian official in Manhattan in January as she sat in a coffee shop and he pulled up outside in a van. The FBI alleges that they used a wireless network via paired computers.

Two months later, a similar communication allegedly took place when she was in a bookshop and the Russian official, based at Russia's mission to the United Nations, was outside with a briefcase.

Chapman was later approached by an FBI agent posing as a Russian who told her: "My name is Roman, I work in the consulate."

He told her to give a false passport to another agent and that she was to introduce herself her by saying: "Excuse me but haven't we met in California last summer?" The other agent was to reply: "No, I think it was in the Hamptons."

A message from alleged conspirators in Boston gave details about a new head of the CIA and the 2008 presidential election gained from a "former legislative counsel for US Congress".

The complaint also detailed how one of the accused known as "Donald Howard Heathfield" met a former high-ranking US government official to discuss "research programmes on small yield high penetration nuclear devices.

An accused known as "Cynthia Murphy" allegedly sent back a number of reports about the global gold market.

Court papers allege that the defendants led ordinary suburban lives, "deepening" their false identities by taking ordinary jobs, living as married couples, having children and even trying to buy homes in the US.

Prosecutors claim: “Illegals will sometimes pursue degrees at target-country universities, obtain employment, and join relevant professional associations; these activities deepen an illegal’s ‘legend’.

“Illegals often operate in pairs – being placed together by Moscow Centre while in Russia, so that they can live together and work together in a host country, under the guise of a married couple.

“Illegals who are placed together and cohabit in the country to which they are assigned will often have children together; this further deepens an illegal’s ‘legend’.”

Experts have expressed their astonishment at the scale and dedication of the scheme allegedly undertaken by SVR.

Oleg Kalugin, a former KGB general who was a Soviet spy in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s under “legal” cover as a diplomat and Radio Moscow correspondent, said he believed the project was more ambitious than similar attempts by spies during the cold war.

He told the New York Times: “It’s a return to the old days, but even in the worst years of the cold war, I think there were no more than 10 illegals in the U.S., probably fewer.”

Vladimir Kolesnikov, deputy chairman of the security affairs committee in the lower house of Russia's parliament, said the arrests signalled that some quarters of Washington opposed warmer ties with Russia.

"Regrettably, there are people in America burdened by the legacy of the Cold War, the legacy of double standards," he said. "And they react improperly to the warming of relations spearheaded by the presidents. It's a blow to President Obama."

He said that US secret agents were active in Russia and suggested that Moscow might respond in kind to Washington's round-up.

"Previously we have quietly evicted some of them," he said. "Now I think we should more actively apply criminal legislation against them."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7860853/Russia-condemns-baseless-US-allegations-over-secret-agents.html

俄羅斯責美公布破獲俄國間諜網是重回冷戰
(商台)2010年6月29日 星期二 18:34
俄羅斯 政府批評,美國 公布破獲俄羅斯間諜網,毫無根據,有不可告人的目的,形容是重回冷戰,俄方示遺憾,外長拉夫羅夫說,注意到美國官方是在俄羅斯總統梅德韋杰夫結束訪美後數日,公布破獲俄國間諜網,但美方至今並無向俄方作出解釋。

美國聯邦調查局 ,先後在波士頓、新澤西及紐約 等地拘捕十人,起訴他們為俄羅斯搜集各類情報,包括核武研究、環球黃金市場情報、以至中情局領導層轉換等,並致力滲透入美國決策層,另有一人在逃。
http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/100629/18/iwrp.html

俄外長稱美未明白闡釋“間諜案” 需進一步解釋
2010年06月29日16:11
來源:中國新聞社

據外電報道,對美國28日聲稱逮捕10名俄羅斯間諜,俄外交部長拉夫羅夫29日表示,俄羅斯期待美方對此事做出進一步的解釋。

  正在耶路撒冷訪問的拉夫羅夫說:“他們沒有將此事說明白,我希望他們能解釋清楚。”

  拉夫羅夫用明顯譏諷口氣說:“(美方)做這件事(逮捕‘間諜’)的時機,還是通過運用特殊手段做出的選擇。”

  據報道,美國司法部周一宣布,10名俄羅斯間諜嫌疑人相繼被美方逮捕,另有一人在逃。這些人員被指代表俄羅斯在美國執行深入“潛伏”任務,負責秘密收集情報,並試圖“滲進”美國政府決策圈。

http://world.people.com.cn/BIG5/12005999.html

美國抓獲10名「俄國間諜」

美抓捕間諜之前已謀劃交換