March 5, 2011

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March 5, 2011
  • Human races - Articles news & other - When Earth's Human Population Was 18,500! - "Scientists have calculated that for a period lasting one million years and beginning 1.2 million years ago, at a time when our ancestors were spreading through Africa, Europe and Asia, there were probably between 18,500 to 26,000 individuals capable of breeding (and no more than 26,000)." - The Daily Galaxy - March 1, 2011
  • North Korea - Articles news - N.Korea's heir apparent invited to Beijing: Seoul - "... Kim Jong-Un will certainly visit Beijing as he has received an official invitation..." - Inform - March 5, 2011
  • Egypt - Articles news - Hundreds storm Egyptian state security headquarters - "Protesters in Alexandria demanding abolition of state security throw petrol bombs at police, who fire back with live shots." - The Jerusalem Post - March 5, 2011
  • Ivory Coast - New page! - Articles news - Ivory Coast Massacre: Army Mows Down Female Protesters - "After a third week of running gun battles in Abidjan, the former pearl of West Africa looks to be sliding irretrievably toward a repeat of the 2002 civil war that divided the country into a government-controlled south and rebel-held north." - Time - March 4, 2011
  • Roman Empire - Articles news & other - 10 Cool Engineering Tricks the Romans Taught Us - The dome, Siege warfare, Concrete, Roads, Sewers, Heated floors, The aqueduct, Water power, The segmental arch, Pontoon bridges - How Stuff Works
March 4, 2011
  • Egypt - Articles news - Hawass admits Egypt's ancient heritage is in danger - "Egypt's archaeological sites are "in grave danger" from looters, according to the country's chief antiquities official, Zahi Hawass." - New Scientist - March 4, 2011
  • Libya - Articles general - Great Manmade River - "The Great Man-Made River is a network of pipes that supplies water to the Sahara Desert in Libya, from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System fossil aquifer. It is the world's largest irrigation project. According to its website, it is the largest underground network of pipes and aqueducts in the world. It consists of more than 1,300 wells, most more than 500 m deep, and supplies 6,500,000 m³ of fresh water per day to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirt and elsewhere." - Wikipedia
  • Water - Articles news - Desalination: Panacea for Our Water Crisis or Dangerous Boondoggle? - "California is trying to solve its water crisis with a huge push for ocean desalination, but opponents claim its too expensive and dangerous for the environment." - AlterNet - March 4, 2011
  • Egypt - Articles news - What now for Egypt's revolution? - The resignation of Egypt's prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, has seen the country take another step towards ridding itself of the old Hosni Mubarak regime. - Aljazeera Inside Story video - March 4, 2011
  • Features of North Korea - Articles news & other - N. Korea bans people from raising pet dogs - "The North Korean authorities banned the raising of pet dogs for food as the practice has spread to apartments in Pyongyang..." - The Korea Times - March 4, 2011
  • Water - Articles news - New Data Reveals Farmers Are Mining Groundwater at Alarming Rate - "During droughts, farmers use more groundwater to make up for what isn't falling from the sky. However, dipping into groundwater supplies makes it that much harder for aquifers to replenish their stocks during rainy times." - AlterNet - March 4, 2011
  • Vatican - Articles news - PM [Netanyahu] praises Pope for clearing Jews of Jesus' death - "Netanyahu sends letter to Pontiff commending him for "rejecting false charge that has been basis for hatred of Jewish People for years." - The Jerusalem Post - March 3, 2011
  • Israeli settlements - Articles news - 72% drop in new settler building in 2010, gov’t report says - "CBS report on rate of Jewish West Bank building shows 28% decrease in number of finished homes; figures contradict claim of construction boom." - The Jerusalem Post - March 4, 2011
  • Brazil - New page! - Articles news - Rural Women Protest Use of Toxic Agrochemicals - "Thousands of women farmers in Brazil demonstrated this week against the use of toxic weedkillers and pesticides on crops and in favour of agricultural techniques that protect their families' health." - IPS - March 3, 2011
  • Japan - Articles news - Moves to rein in child pornography meet resistance in Japan - "Faced with mounting pressure, Japan’s government has been forced to confront the country’s huge market in child pornography, raising hopes for a ban on possession of the material. But there's plenty of resistance." - The Christian Science Monitor - March 3, 2011
  • History of the United States - New page! - Articles news & other: Abraham Lincoln's fateful address - "At his inauguration, 150 years ago, Lincoln took a stand against slavery and secession that irrevocably altered American history" - - March 3, 2011
  • Ethiopia - New page! - Articles news & other: Saving Ethiopia’s “Church Forests” - "There are some 35,000 church forests in Ethiopia, ranging in size from a few acres to 300 hectares. Some churches and their forests may date back to the fourth century, and all are remnants of Ethiopia’s historic Afromontane forests. To their followers, they are a sacred symbol of the garden of Eden — to be loved and cared for, but not worshipped." - with photos and videos - Feb 25, 2011
  • Kenya - Articles general & videos (in playlist): - Kibera, slum in Nairobi
  • Kenya - Articles news: Kabila, Kibaki meet over smuggled gold - "DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) President Joseph Kabila flew in for emergency talks with President Kibaki over huge consignments of gold stolen and smuggled into Kenya from his country by a cartel." - The Standard - March 4, 2011
March 3, 2011
  • Middle East - Articles news & other: Video, maps of empires and kingdoms in the Middle East from 3000 BCE to 2006 CE
  • Human rights in China - Articles news: Report on China's 'Jasmine Revolution'? Not if you want your visa. - "China's crackdown on foreign journalists inside the country is part of a series of harsh measures seeking to ensure that popular movements aimed at overthrowing autocratic regimes in the Middle East do not spread to China." - The Christian Science Monitor - March 3, 2011
  • Libya - Articles news: Air strikes hit rebel-held towns in east Libya - "Chavez, Gaddafi agree on offer to send int'l representatives to Libya to mediate between factions; rebel chair refuses talks with Gaddafi." - The Jerusalem Post - March 3, 2011
  • World (history) - New page! - Articles: 10 Most Long-lived Empires in History - Portuguese Empire, Ottoman Empire, Khmer Empire, Kanem Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Silla Empire, Republic of Venice, Kush Empire, Roman/East Roman Empire - How Stuff Works
  • Structure of the Earth - Articles news - News Update: New African Ocean Emerged with Spectacular Speed - The Daily Galaxy - March 3, 2011
  • Syria - New page! - Articles news - Syria suspected of nuke activity - "The Obama administration and a U.N. watchdog agency want Syria to show inspectors a suspected uranium-conversion facility and two other nuclear sites possibly linked to the remnants of a covert arms program." - The Washington Times - March 2, 2011 --- Deepened Military Ties between Iran and Syria - "The Syrian and Iranian navy commanders have signed a memorandum of understanding dealing with training exercises and an exchange of experts..." - - Feb 27, 2011
  • Shamanism - Videos - I added a 6th video to the video playlist. The video “Fire on the Mountain” posted by the reveals indigenous peoples, elders, shamans and healers from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia, performing rituals and sharing common concerns. The video is 1 hour 46 min long. I must still view the whole video myself but from what i have seen it is interesting. Read the description with the video on YouTube for more information.
  • Congo, Democratic Republic - New page! - Articles news: Congo: Inside Kimua, village of fear - video - "On the surface, Kimua, a village in the Walikale district of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, seems peaceful. But since the FDLR Hutu militia fled Rwanda in 1994 after taking part in the genocide there, they have subjected the people Kimua to vicious attacks." - - March 2, 2011
  • Earth - Articles news: Has Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Already Arrived? - "With the steep decline in populations of many animal species, from frogs and fish to tigers, some scientists have warned that Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction like those that occurred only five times before during the past 540 million years." - Science News - March 2, 2011
  • United States - Articles news: Total US Debt Hits $14.195 Trillion, $99 Billion Away From Debt Ceiling; Treasury Revises Breach Date To As Soon As April 15 - - March 2, 2011 --- The American Empire Is Collapsing Before Our Eyes in the Mideast - "As the sun peeks over the horizon of the Arab world, dusk is descending on America." - AlterNet - March 2, 2011
  • Egypt - Articles news: A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority - "Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who preached in Tahrir Square 10 days ago, loathes Israel, justifies suicide bombings against its civilians." - The Jerusalem Post - March 2, 2011
March 2, 2011
  • Fava or broad bean - new page!: An entirely new topic in my blog, 'Gardening' and information about individual vegetables. My first page is about the broad bean. You can sow it now when you live in a temperate climate of the northern hemisphere. Read this page for planting instructions, special tips, videos and recipes.
  • Origins of the Japanese - new page!: I started working on this page to discover more about the origins of the Japanese people. There already is a playlist with several interesting videos, for example about the Ainu people and about genetic research showing relations between people of the Andes and the Ainu people. I'll also include some articles about the mythic origins (the sun deity Amaterasu and the 3-legged crow).
March 1, 2011
  • Venezuela - Articles news: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez defends friendship with Muammar Gaddafi - uk - video - March 1, 2011
  • England - Articles news: Libya: Tony Blair agreed to train Gaddafi’s special forces in 'deal in the desert’ - "Tony Blair used his final foreign trip as prime minister to sign a confidential deal with Muammar Gaddafi to train Libyan special forces and supply him with Nato secrets." - The Telegraph - March 1, 2011
  • Cyborg - Articles news: Unintended Consequences of Artificial DNA (Todays' Most Popular) - Scientists at the University of Copenhagen think of adding a third strand of DNA to our double-helixed DNA - The Daily Galaxy - March 1, 2011
  • Korea North-South relations - Articles news: Balloon launches breach North Korea's bubble - "Thousands of helium balloons will be soon released over the Korean border with information about the uprisings that toppled the Tunisian and Egyptian governments." - New Scientist - March 1, 2011
  • South Korea - Articles news: Korea criticized for silence on Libyan protests - "Criticism is emerging over the lack of Korea’s vocal support for the pro-democracy movement in the Middle East." - Korea Joongang Daily - March 1, 2011
  • Kenya - Articles news: Raila's family was involved in maize scandal, claim US cables - "Wikileaks claim Prime Minister Raila Odinga attempted to suspend former Agriculture Minister William Ruto to divert attention from his family’s involvement in the Sh2 billion maize scam." - The Standard - March 1, 2011
February 28, 2011
  • Human rights in China - Articles news: Chinese Scholar in Jail for Leaking Info on Kim Jong-il's Health - "Jin Xide, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of Japanese Studies, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for leaking information about North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's health to South Korean and Japanese intelligence agencies, the BBC reported Friday." - The Chosun Ilbo - March 1, 2011
  • Features of North Korea - Articles new and other: Communist Birthright - Class differences in North Korea, "North Korea has much in common with an aristocratic feudal state, where the descendants of the ruling dynasty, and those who once rode with the founding warlord, enjoy privileges as their birthright. " - The Korea Times - Jan 13, 2008
  • Features of North Korea - Articles new and other: Goodbye Lenin, Hello Dangun - How communism in North Korea did not adopt internationalism, a trait of early communism, but became nationalist and now reveres Korean's legendary founder, Dangun - The Korea Times - Dec 28, 2008
  • Cyborg - new page!: As technology for cybernetic organisms develops further and further, the possibility for misuse increases. A few new articles here, one about a computer of 1 cubic mm to be built into a human eye.
  • Libya - Articles news: Libyans in "Liberated" Eastern Cities Balance Self-Government with Supporting Tripoli Resistance: Anjali Kamat Reports - Democracy Now! video - Feb 28, 2011
  • United States - Articles news: Rally for the American Dream: Huge Gatherings Nationwide in Solidarity with Wisconsin Democratic Uprising - "Thousands rallied nation-wide on Saturday, with MoveOn putting the total at over 100,000 people in Madison and 50,000 in other state capitols and major cities." - AlterNet - Feb 26, 2011
  • North Korea - Articles news: Open Sources: More reports of hunger in the NK army - One Free Korea - Feb 28, 2011
February 27, 2011
  • Shinto - Videos: in the playlist, several new videos about shinto. This is the oldest religion still practiced in the world. Try to understand the mind of the Japanese people. Most of them practice shinto. Their culture also adopted Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Christianity.
  • Communism - Videos: in the playlist an interesting presentation by Jordan Maxwell who explains that much in the world has been taken over by communism and that this has been planned since a long time, already from May 1, 1776. He illustrates his point with many quotes from old manuscripts.
  • Egypt - Videos: in the playlist, videos 2/8, a series of interviews by the Real News of prof. Gilbert Achcar who explains about Egypt during the past decades.
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