Tuesday, January 30, 2007
FBI turns to broad new wiretap method
They're spying on you right now.
DOUCHEBAGS OF THE WEEK!
Ten senators have voted to further delay raising the minimum wage. Two of those 10 senators are multimillionaires with a combined fortune of up to $35.5 million. One of them built his fortune with a little help from the lottery.
And what the hell, let's throw Roy Blunt on the pile too.
How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes
The 2004 Ohio Presidential Election: Cuyahoga County Analysis.
UFO sighted over Hawaii
Remains of Village Found Near Stonehenge
A village of small houses that may have sheltered the builders of the mysterious Stonehenge - or people attending festivals there - has been found by archaeologists studying the stone circle in England.
SPYING ON GHOSTS
Team uses sonar to pinpoint shipwrecks in Lake Erie.
Carlsbad man explores a medical da Vinci code
Sweeney's research convinced him that da Vinci had a congenital defect – a webbed, or syndactyl, hand. The artist's drawings of his own hand, Sweeney contends, seem to depict a webbed third and fourth finger, characteristic of syndactyly, and a pointed little finger. Sweeney also singles out similarly deformed left hands in other da Vinci artworks - including the hand of Jesus Christ in "The Last Supper."
Monday, January 29, 2007
Escalation of US Iran military planning part of six-year Administration push
The motivations for an Iran strike were laid out as far back as 1992. In classified defense planning guidance - written for then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney by then-Pentagon staffers I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, World Bank Chief Paul Wolfowitz, and ambassador-nominee to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad - Cheney's aides called for the United States to assume the position of lone superpower and act preemptively to prevent the emergence of even regional competitors. The draft document was leaked to the New York Times and the Washington Post and caused an uproar among Democrats and many in George H. W. Bush's Administration.
Murder in a Teapot
British officials say police have cracked the murder-by-poison case of former spy Alexander Litvinenko, including the discovery of a "hot" teapot at London's Millennium Hotel with an off-the-charts reading for Polonium-210, the radioactive material used in the killing.
International Alchemy Conference
In Vegas, of course, so start saving your pennies.
Exhibit highlights U.S.'s first 'Lost Nuke'
The story is truly one of Canada's most intriguing mysteries -- one of potential nuclear disaster, conspiracy and coverup.
Pollen Reveals Terracotta Army Origins
At least one mystery about the imposing faux army recently was solved. It is now known that the horses and warriors were constructed in different locations, based on analysis of pollen found in fragments of terracotta that were collected from the clay figures.
Mysterious Ice Chunk Falls From Sky, Hits Car
With pic of car.
Australian Scientists Hope Cave Chamber Will Settle 'Hobbit' Debate
The chance discovery of an enormous chamber beneath the Indonesian cave where hobbit-like creatures were discovered promises to settle the debate about who - or what - the tiny creatures were.
Report: Chinese police detain men for 'ghost bride' deaths
Police in northern China have detained three men for the deaths of two women whose corpses were to be sold as "ghost brides" to accompany dead men in the afterlife, state media said.
North Carolina 911 Callers Report Seeing UFOs, Call 911
Redundant Headline Seems Redundant.
Archaeologist digs for proof of Sasquatch
"A strong case can be made that Bigfoot exists," said Strain, whose Jamestown-area home includes a room full of books, videos, cast footprints, notes and reports on the creature. "I've seen things I have no other explanation for."
Roar of Mich. cougar debate grows louder
No cougars live in Michigan, say some state and federal wildlife officials.
Some States More Likely To Have Serial Killers
With link to full study.
High on giraffe liver
Review of Strange Attractor Journal Three, edited by Mark Pilkington.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Does This Missouri Man Have a Piece of an Alien Craft?
Part One at From The Shadows.
How the Moon rules your life
For eons, folklore has blamed the Moon for everything from lunacy to bad luck. And, for the last few centuries, scientists have scoffed. Now, according to new research they're not so sure.
Beasts hounded to extinction
Evidence is mounting against ancient humans in the case of disappearing megafauna.
Old Stone Mill case is not closed
"The case of the Newport Tower is still open," he said. "The origins of the tower are a mystery, but it is a mystery that will be solved, although maybe not in my lifetime."
'Physchics' to probe drag artist's death
Paul Harris, who performed under the stage name Sapphire at clubs around King's Cross, died last January from head injuries. At the inquest, the Tribune reported how his family believed his lifestyle may have made him the target of a random homophobic street attack.
Death and Dishonor: Bush's New Assassination Order
The real story here is the story behind the story. After all, George W. Bush has already authorized his agents to kill American citizens -- without arrest, charge, trial, or even any warning -- if the victim has been designated -- arbitrarily, at the whim of the "Leader," outside any judicial process or oversight -- as an "enemy combatant."
UFO spotted over the Carolinas
Countless calls were made to emergency centers from across the Carolinas from people who reported seeing an unexplained bright light falling from the sky.
R. Crumb and Bigfoot
Cryptomundo takes a look.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Vote fraud: Not just a conspiracy theory anymore
Cannonfire keeps an eye on it.
HOW TO - Isolate amniotic stem cells from a placenta, at home
but as Boing Boing points out
, not for the squeamish.
A Map to the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
Over at Strange Maps
. Also check out the world in Orwell's 1984.
The Many Benefits of Tea Tree Oil