February 2011 |







08
Feb 11

Generation Net-Children Prefer Their Virtual Life Over Real World

(Mail Online)  Children are often happier with their online lives than they are with reality, a survey has revealed.

They say they can be exactly who they want to be – and as soon as something is no longer fun they can simply hit the quit button.

The study also shows that, despite concerns about online safety, one in eight young people is in contact with strangers when on the web and often lies about their appearance, age and background.

Researchers for children’s charity Kidscape assessed the online activities of 2,300 11- to 18-year-olds from across the UK and found that 45 per cent said they were sometimes happier online than in their real lives.

The report – Virtual Lives: It is more than a game, it is your life – lays bare the attitudes of children today to the internet and includes revealing insights into how they feel when they are on the web.

One told researchers: ‘It’s easier to be who you want to be, because nobody knows you and if you don’t like the situation you can just exit and it is over.’

Another said: ‘You can say anything online. You can talk to people that you don’t normally speak to and you can edit your pictures so you look better. It is as if you are a completely different person.’

One teenager admitted the only place he or she felt comfortable admitting they were gay was on anonymous internet forums.

 

Around 47 per cent of children said they behaved differently online than they did in their normal lives with many claiming it made them feel more powerful and confident.

Psychotherapist Peter Bradley, who is also deputy director of Kidscape, said that the desire for so many to adopt a different identity online was a cause for concern because the children were being divorced from reality.

He added: ‘These findings suggest that children see cyberspace as detachable from the real world and a place where they explore parts of their behaviour and personality that they possibly would not show in real life. We can’t allow cyberworlds to be happier places than our real communities, otherwise we are creating a generation of young people not functioning adequately in our society.’

The report found that of those who spoke to strangers online 60 per cent did not tell the truth about their age, and 40 per cent were not honest about personal relationships. Continue reading →


08
Feb 11

Scientist Gives Human Extinction Warning

(UPI) — A respected Australian scientist says a population explosion and unbridled consumption will drive the human race to extinction in 100 years.

Professor Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, direly predicted “homo sapiens will become extinct, perhaps within 100 years,” Britain’s Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

“It’s an irreversible situation,” Fenner told The Australian newspaper. “I think it’s too late. I try not to express that because people are trying to do something, but they keep putting it off.”

Since the era of industrialization, Fenner said, humans have had an effect on the planet rivaling any ice age or comet impact.

Fenner, 95, says climate change will be the main factor in the demise of humanity.

“We’ll undergo the same fate as the people on Easter Island,” he says.

“Climate change is just at the very beginning. But we’re seeing remarkable changes in the weather already.”

A colleague of Fenner says such deep pessimism may be premature.

“Frank may well be right,” retired Professor Stephen Boyden said, “but some of us believe there will come about an awareness of the situation (with the resulting) revolutionary changes necessary to achieve ecological sustainability.”

 


08
Feb 11

Ron Paul: How Corrupt Dictators Rip Off American Taxpayers


07
Feb 11

Pole Shift Threatens To Cause Weather Chaos

(Paul Joseph Watson)  According to some experts, the world’s weather is about to get even more chaotic as a result of natural climate change that we can do absolutely nothing to prevent – and even though global warming alarmists may exploit the consequences to advance their own political agenda, paying a carbon tax to Al Gore will not lessen the impact of a potentially catastrophic magnetic polar shift.

In layman’s terms, the most apocalyptic outcome of a polar shift would come as a result of the the poles flipping, with the south pole becoming the north pole and vice versa. The good news is that on average this only happens every half a million years, but the bad news is that it hasn’t happened in roughly 780,000 years, with some experts warning that the planet is overdue. Pole flips have been known to happen only 50,00 years apart. Continue reading →


07
Feb 11

Peter Schiff – There Will Be Riots In The Streets

(Wikipedia)  Peter David Schiff (pronounced /ˈʃɪf/; born March 23, 1963) is an American investment brokerauthor, financial commentator, and was a candidate in the 2010 Republican primary for the United States Senate seat from Connecticut.[12]

Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist[1] of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a broker-dealer based in WestportConnecticut[13] and CEO of Euro Pacific Precious Metals, LLC, a gold and silver dealer based in New York City.[14] He frequently appears as a guest on CNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg Television and is often quoted in major financial publications[15] and is a frequent guest on internet radio[16][17][18] as well as the host of the former podcast Wall Street Unspun,[19] which is now broadcast on terrestrial radio and known as The Peter Schiff Show.[16]

Schiff is known for his bearish views on the dollar and dollar denominated assets, while bullish on investment in tangible assets, as well as foreign stocks and currencies. He is the son of Irwin Schiff, a prominent figure in the United States tax protester movement.

 


07
Feb 11

FBI Investigating Church Of Scientology Over Human Trafficking & Enslavement

(Tom Leonard)   The FBI is investigating the Church of Scientology over allegations of human trafficking, it is claimed.

Federal investigators have been interviewing former members of the controversial organisation, which counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its followers, over allegations of enslavement and violent treatment.

According to the New Yorker magazine, the FBI is also investigating allegations surrounding David Miscavige – the group’s leader and the best man at Cruise’s wedding – who has been accused of repeatedly hitting youngsters.

In an interview with the magazine, Hollywood director Paul Haggis spoke out for the first time over his embittered decision to leave Scientology.

‘I was in a cult for 34 years. Everyone else could see it. I don’t know why I couldn’t,’ said Mr Haggis, who wrote Million Dollar Baby and Casino Royale.

The FBI investigators have interviewed former members in California and Clearwater, Florida, where Scientology – regarded in many countries as a cult – has its spiritual HQ.

Even though it has just become public, the investigation has been going on for a year.

Allegations of abuse against Mr Miscavige, 50, were made in 2009 but the FBI’s involvement indicates that it was not satisfied by the church’s claim that the accusations were simply concocted by embittered former members.

Many of the accusations against the organisation centre on Gold Base, Scientology’s nerve centre in the Californian desert.

It is the home for many members of Sea Org, its elite ‘religious order’ of young devotees.

Many join Scientology as teenagers and, at Gold Base, church leaders are allegedly encouraged to ‘instill aggressive, even violent discipline’. Continue reading →


03
Feb 11

Obama Agenda To Bankrupt Power Plants Triggers Blackouts

(Paul Joseph Watson)  The rolling blackouts now being implemented in Texas and across the country as record cold weather grips the United States are a direct consequence of the Obama administration’s agenda to lay siege to the coal industry, launch a takeover of infrastructure under the contrived global warming scam, and help usher in the post-industrial collapse of America.

Planned power outages conducted by utility companies have caused outrage amongst officials at four major hospitals in Texas, at Parkland, Baylor, Methodist and Presbyterian Dallas.

“Because of the sensitive life-saving equipment, hospitals are considered “critical care facilities,” and supposed to be exempt from rolling blackouts,” reports CBS 11. “That’s exactly what Presbyterian Dallas was led to believe. “We were of the understanding that hospitals and other critical-care providers were not supposed to be affected by planned outages,” said hospital spokesman Stephen O’Brien.” Continue reading →


03
Feb 11

Germany Deploys National ID

Germany began issuing the new contactless national ID to citizens in November. The program is one of the first contactless-only electronic ID programs. It also employs a unique privacy scheme to protect cardholders.

National ID cards aren’t new in the European Union and many countries use smart card technology to power the credentials. But the contactless German ID is a bit of a departure from what other countries have done and thus necessitated a slightly different take on existing contactless smart cards.

The country expects to issue 60 million cards over the next 10 years to replace existing paper documents, says Rudy Stroh, executive vice president of the ID business and country manager for Germany at NXP Semiconductors. NXP is providing the chip–its 128-kilobyte SmartMX secure contactless microcontroller–for the German e-ID.

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02
Feb 11

David Icke: Order Out Of Chaos, The Rise Of A New One World Religion





(You Tube)  Alex welcomes back to the show English writer and public speaker David Icke. David is a former soccer goalkeeper, a well-known BBC television sports presenter and spokesman for the Green Party. His books include Love Changes Everything, Children of the Matrix, and Infinite Love Is the Only Truth: Everything Else Is Illusion.


02
Feb 11

Global Warming Blizzard Of 2011