Saturday, December 13, 2014

U.S. House Approves Bill
to Give Apache Lands
to Foreign Corporation

House Approves Bill to Give Apache Lands to Foreign Corporation

On December 4th, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which included a provision to transfer 2,400 acres of Apache ancestral and ceremonial lands to a foreign mining company.

“Since time immemorial people have gone there. That’s part of our ancestral homeland. We’ve had dancers in that area forever – sunrise dancers – and coming-of-age ceremonies for our young girls that become women. They’ll seal that off. They’ll seal us off from the acorn grounds, and the medicinal plants in the area, and our prayer areas.”

~ Terry Rambler, chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe

Prior to the House vote, the House and Senate Armed Services Committee attached a provision to the NDAA that would transfer Apache ancestral lands located in the Tonto National Forest to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto an Australian-English mining company. Sen. John McCain (R- AZ) was instrumental in pushing to get the provision language included.

Apache leaders learned of the inclusion of the provision to the NDAA while attending, ironically, the White House Tribal Nations conference. Republican lawmakers have tried for years to secure the transfer of these lands, but have always run into strong opposition from the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Democratic lawmakers.

The NDAA now goes to the Senate for vote.

Sign the White House petition to stop the Apache land grab

Suspected ‘LuxLeaks’ whistleblower hit with theft charges

© Emmanuel Dunand, AFP | A flag in the streets of Luxemburg. 

Don't you love how the first reaction of government is not protection of the people from corruption but the protection of themselves?  -AK

Suspected ‘LuxLeaks’ whistleblower hit with theft charges

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-12-13

A Frenchman suspected of having leaked thousands of pages of documents that could jeopardize multinational companies – and the new president of the European Commission – over tax avoidance was questioned by a Luxembourg judge on Friday.

The suspect's identity has not been revealed, but Luxembourg media reported that he is a French national and former employee of auditing firm PwC Luxembourg.

"A person has today been charged by an investigating magistrate in Luxembourg on counts of theft, breach of confidentiality, violation of trade secrets, money-laundering and fraudulent access to an automated data-processing system," the Luxembourg prosecutors' office said in a statement.

The embarrassing documents revealed secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and some of the world’s biggest companies, including Apple, Disney, IKEA and Pepsi, which were hammered out while European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was the country’s prime minister.

Over 300 companies involved

PwC executives had previously declared that top secret documents had been stolen in September 2010 by a former employee who had made copies of confidential data over two years without being spotted.

But the scandal did not blow up until last month -- just days after Juncker came to office as European Commission chief -- when dozens of newspapers pored over a new wave of 28,000 pages of documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, revealing the full scale of the tax breaks won by 340 companies.

A fresh batch of documents released this week dragged in dozens of new companies, including Microsoft-owned Internet phone service Skype

They detail "aggressive tax structures" brokered for major companies by accountants Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC and Deloitte between 2003 and 2011.

Junker in the hot seat

Juncker, who survived a vote of no confidence over the scandal late last month, urged EU states and lawmakers on Friday to back tougher money-laundering laws.

"Transparency and good governance are pillars of our action" against corruption, Juncker wrote in reply to a letter from investigative journalists who pressed him on the issue.

Juncker has suggested that the scandal has been used as a way to attack him in his first weeks in the job, saying that the timing of the leaks was "not a coincidence," while maintaining he was not personally involved in the deals brokered with major corporations.

Juncker easily survived his confidence vote in the European Parliament, but when asked if his rival socialists might withdraw their confidence, leader Gianni Pittella gave the Commission chief six months to come up with proposals to settle the tax avoidance problem.

"The trust we've instilled in him is not a blank cheque. It is conditional on his actions," Pittella told a press conference.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)



The Cydonian Hypothesis and Fermi’s Paradox

J.E. Brandenburg

Abstract : The Fermi Paradox is the unexpected silence of the cosmos under the Assumption of Mediocrity, in a cosmos known to have abundant planets and life precursor chemicals. On Mars, the nearest Earthlike planet in the cosmos, the concentration of 129Xe in the Martian atmosphere, the evidence from 80Kr abundance of intense 1014/cm2 flux over the Northern young part of Mars, and the detected pattern of excess abundance of Uranium and Thorium on Mars surface, relative to Mars meteorites, can be explained as due to two large thermonuclear explosions on Mars in the past. Based on the pattern of thorium and radioactive potassium gamma radiation, the explosions were centered in the Northern plains in Mare Acidalium at approximately 50N, 30W ,near Cydonia Mensa and in Utopia Planum at approximately 50N 120W near Galaxias Chaos, both locations of possible archeological artifacts.

Death on Mars, The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre
The xenon isotope mass spectrum of the Mars atmosphere matches that from open air nuclear testing on Earth and is characteristic of fast neutron fission rather than that produced by a moderated nuclear reactor. The high abundance of 40Ar cannot be explained by mass fractionation during atmospheric loss, and must be the result of neutron capture on 39K , also requiring an intense neutron flux on the Mars surface as is the high abundance of 17N and deuterium. Modeling the 129Xe component in the Mars atmosphere as due to fast neutron fission and the 80Kr as due to delayed neutrons from a planet-wide debris layer, and assuming an explosive disassembly of uranium-thorium casing into a planet wide debris layer with 10% residue, all three estimates arrive at approximately 10 25 J , or a yield of 10 10Megatons. This is similar to the Chicxulub event on Earth and would be large enough to create a global catastrophe and change Mars global climate. 

The absence of craters at the site suggests centers of the explosions where above the ground. The explosions appear due to very large fusion-fission devices of similar design as seen on Earth, and the Acidalia device, the largest, being approximately 80meter radius. The explosions appear correlated with two sites of possible archeology , sites which formed the basis for the Cydonian Hypothesis. The Cydonian Hypothesis is therefore reconsidered in the light of new imaging and geochemical data. A model of Earthlike eroded archeology is adopted for comparison with Mars artifacts using the pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx and Olmec heads as analogs under the Principle of Mediocrity with attention to details. The new images of the Face at Cydonia Mensa confirm eyes, nose, mouth, helmet structure with additional detail of nostrils and helmet ornaments being clearly seen in new images with details at approximately 1/10 scale of the face. New imagery confirms the pyramid structure seen in Viking images of the The D&M pyramid and new high resolution images show evidence of collapsed brickwork.


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