May 13, 2011

April 3 - May 7, 2011

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May 7, 2011
  • Palestine - New page! - Articles news - Palestinian reconciliation - "Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation agreement, could this be the end to four years of rift and division?" - Aljazeera Inside Story video - May 6, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Workers Re-enter Reactor at Japan's Crippled Nuclear Plant - "Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant entered the number one reactor building on Thursday for the first time since an explosion ripped through it on March 12. The workers are building a air purification system that should aid further recovery work." - VOA - May 5, 2011
May 6, 2011
  • Afghanistan - New page! - Articles news & analysis - "The ghost of osama will live on" - "Muhammad Junaid: "For followers of Al Qaeda, Bin Laden a more powerful symbol dead than alive."" - The Real News Network video - May 5, 2011
May 5, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles news & other - Prince Charles criticizes gov't farm subsidies - "... the Prince of Wales criticized government subsidies for large-scale agriculture and encouraged more government and business support for organic and environmentally-friendly food production. The United States spends tens of billions of dollars a year on such subsidies." - - May 4, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - 5/3/2011 -- Fuel rods ejected 2 miles ! Update on Fukushima - Fairewinds Associates, Inc - video - May 3, 2011
May 3, 2011
  • Features of North Korea - Opinion - (262) Goodbye Lenin, Hello Dangun - "The early communists were passionately internationalist and anti-nationalist... An important turning point was the alleged discovery of the tomb of Tangun,... North Korea is by no means a party state anymore" - Andrei Lankov in The Korea Times - December 28, 2008
  • Africa - Articles news - African Countries Develop Alternative to IMF Strategy - "LĂ©once Ndikumana & Bob Pollin: Defying IMF inflation warnings, some African countries borrowing and investing in job creating projects" - The Real News Network video - April 29, 2011
  • Kenya - Articles news - How Kenyans are lured into domestic servitude and forced prostitution - "Kenya is ranked among source, transit and destination countries for trafficked persons due to its porous borders and poor surveillance by security officials. Kenya and Tanzania serve as transit routes for Ethiopian women being trafficked to Europe and the Middle East." - Daily Nation - May 2, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles news & other - South Africa's white farmers are moving further north - "White South African farmers are now being courted by the north, by countries who believe their agricultural expertise can kickstart an agrarian revolution across the continent." - - May 1, 2011
May 1, 2011
  • Health - Articles news - Herbal medicines banned as EU directive comes into force - "Patients have lost access to hundreds of herbal medicines today, after European regulations came into force. Sales of all herbal remedies, except for a small number of popular products for 'mild' illness such as echinacea for colds and St John's Wort for depression have been banned. For the first time traditional products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner." - Mail Online - April 30, 2011
  • Pivotal US political developments - Articles news - To get an impression of Donald Trump's political stands, watch this video: Donald Trump Speech in Las Vegas 2011 Part 1 - April 28, 2011
  • Libya - Articles news & other - Libyan official: Gadhafi son killed in NATO airstrike; threat issued - "One of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's sons -- Saif al-Arab Gadhafi -- was killed in a NATO airstrike... three of Moammar Gadhafi's grandchildren also died in the attack..." - CNN - May 1, 2011
April 28, 2011
  • Oppression in North Korea - Articles news - N.Korea 'Has Far More Prisons Than Previously Believed' - " North Korean Human Rights Archives said the regime operates 210 detention centers and 210 labor camps, 23 prisons, 5 indoctrination camps, 27 holding facilities, and 6 political prison camps..." - The Chosun Ilbo - April 28, 2011
  • Dark matter and dark energy - New page! - 96% of the mass-energy of the observable universe are in the form of dark matter and dark energy, of which scientists think it exists but they cannot directly observe it
  • Monsanto - Articles news - Why Is Damning New Evidence About Monsanto's Most Widely Used Herbicide Being Silenced? - "... glyphosate has an impact on microorganisms in the soil, helping some and hurting others. This is potentially problematic for farmers, as the last thing one would want is a buildup of pathogens in the soil where they grow crops." - AlterNet - April 27, 2011
  • Cartography - New page! - Among a few other links i posted a video playlist with 12 videos from a BBC documentary about maps
April 27, 2011
  • Features of North Korea - Articles news & other - Sotoji -- small private plot - "... it seems clear that private food production makes a major contribution to North Korea’s food supply today." - Andrei Lankov in the Korean Times - April 24, 2011
  • North Korea - Articles news - Kim Jong-un in charge of intelligence: Source - "The son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is even more clearly on the fast track to becoming his father’s successor, with the South Korean intelligence agency revealing Tuesday during a session of the National Assembly’s Intelligence Committee that Kim Jong-un is currently head of North Korea’s State Security Department." - Korea Joongang Daily - April 21, 2011
  • Ancient Egypt - Articles news - Colossal Statues of Tut's Grandfather Resurface - "Colossal statues of King Amenhotep III, believed to be the grandfather of King Tutankhamun, continue to pop up like mushrooms on the west bank of the Nile near Luxor, Egypt." - Discovery News - April 26, 2011
  • Agriculture - Websites - The Open Source Ecology wiki, home of the Global Village Construction Set, building open source technologies for resilient communities - Open source designs for farming tools
April 26, 2011
  • Cosmos - Articles news - Post Big-Bang 'Weirdness' --Radical New Theory Says the Early Universe had Only 1 Dimension (and that a 4th exists today) - The Daily Galaxy - April 25, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles news & other - Discovery by Israeli scientists may lead to development of 'green' pesticides - "... soil bacteria works in harmony with one another to keep the system in proper health... The way it works, at least in theory, is that if scientists can outsmart the "smartest" bacteria, they can then develop unique, non-chemical methods of deterring crop damage. And though it may seem revolutionary, the process is actually what bacteria do naturally in soil when they are not disrupted by toxic pesticides." - Natural News - April 24, 2011
April 25, 2011
  • Aboriginals - New page! - Video playlist with Aboriginal music and a longer documentary by Al Jazeera
  • Saudi Arabia - Articles news - Watering the World's Largest Dairy Farm - "... more than 29,000 head of cattle are raised at Al-Safi farm in Saudi Arabia." - - April 1, 2002 (with links to several more articles about this topic)
  • Saudi Arabia - Videos - I added a video to the playlist (nr. 1) about a large dairy farm in Saudi Arabia
  • Agriculture - Videos - I added 3 videos to the playlist (nr. 2, 3, 4) about very big dairy farms
  • Norway - New page! - Articles analysis - Making sense of Norwegian anti-Semitism - "Acclaimed European ‘Jew-hatred’ expert Bruce Bawer, American literary critic, writer and poet and a sharp critic of European anti-Semitism and radical Islam, who lives in Norway, talks ... about the outbreak of Jew-hatred and loathing of Israel in his country." - The Jerusalem Post - April 19, 2011
  • Mexico - New page! - Articles news - Mexican Gangs Move to Honduras - "Tim Johnson: Drug gangs muscle into new territory in Central America" - The Real News Network video - April 22, 2011
April 24, 2011
  • Neanderthals - Articles news - Neanderthals Were Overwhelmingly Right-Handed - "Neanderthals and their likely ancestors were overwhelmingly right-handed, according to investigation into fossilized teeth excavated in Spanish and other European caves." - Discovery News - April 21, 2011
  • Neanderthals - Articles news - Did Neanderthals Believe in an Afterlife? - "A possible Neanderthal burial ground suggests that they practiced funeral rituals and possessed symbolic thought before modern humans." - Discovery News - April 20, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles news & other - The Growing Menace from Superweeds - "Pigweed, ragweed and other monsters have begun to outsmart the advanced technologies that protect the biggest U.S. cash crops" - Scientific American - April 19, 2011
  • Congo, Democratic Republic - Articles news - Kiss of Life for DR Congo Pygmies - "Across the Congo Basin, indigenous peoples are a marginalised minority. They often provide the workforce in the fields for others, exploited and sometimes paid in kind or with worthless scrip. At the second International Forum of Indigenous Peoples, which took place from Mar. 16-18 at Ifondo in the Republic of Congo, Henri Ndjombo, that country's minister of forestry and sustainable development, acknowledged the suffering of indigenous peoples." - IPS - April 21, 2011
  • Religion - Articles news - Indian spiritual guru dies at 85 - "Famed Indian spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba died Sunday of respiratory failure, his doctors said" - CNN - April 24, 2011
April 23, 2011
  • Tibet - Articles news - Tibetans want to know whereabouts of 11th Panchen Lama - "Tibetans here today called upon the international community to ask the Chinese government about the whereabouts of the 11th Panchen Lama who is missing since 1995." - Tibet Sun - April 21, 2011
April 22, 2011
  • Food - Articles research - Top 15 Least Contaminated Fruits, Vegetables - "When it comes to fruits and vegetables, do you know which ones are safe to eat and which ones should be purchased organic because of heavy pesticides?"
  • Foreign relations of Israel - Articles news - Israel and North Korea: Missing the real story - An investigative report on relations between North Korea and Israel, by Aidan Foster-Carter who is honorary senior research fellow in sociology and modern Korea at Leeds University - Asia Times Online - April 22, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - BREAKING NEWS: Radiation Spreads throughout the Northern Hemisphere Dynamic Map by Norwegian Institute for Air Research - April 20, 2011 - The dynamic map
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Rense & Yoichi Shimatsu - Fukushima Worse, Virtually Hopeless - "Yoichi Shimatsu former editor of the weekly Japan Times discusses the dire situation of Fukushima, and concludes by calling for the dismemberment of our globalist elite planners." - video - April 18, 2011
April 19, 2011
  • Cosmos - Articles news - Large galaxies stopped growing 7 billion years ago - "... the growth of some of the most massive objects stopped 7 billion years ago when the universe was half of its present age." - Astronomy - April 18, 2011
  • Cosmos - Articles news - Cosmic 'Water Fountains' Discovered in Milky Way - "Three new water masers have been discovered in the Milky Way, including what could be one of the fastest ever found -- reaching speeds of up to 350 km per second –- and a rare ‘water fountain,' a special class of ‘masers’..." - The Daily Galaxy - April 18, 2011
  • Korea - Articles news - Growing Number of Koreans Deciding to Become Farmers - "A growing number of people are returning to the countryside to become farmers, seeking to get back in touch with their roots and to have a more relaxing lifestyle, statistics show" - The Chosun Ilbo - April 19, 2011
April 16, 2011
  • Bird cherry or Prunus padus - New page! - Lovely tree now blossoming in my garden
  • Roman Empire - Articles news & other - Tyrannical Roman Emperor's Home Reconstructed - "Nero left behind a legacy of bloody terror, but he had a stunning palace, which tourists can now view virtually." - Discovery News - April 15, 2011
  • Global food price crisis - Articles new - World Bank Discusses High Food Prices - "Global food prices have risen by 36 percent in the past year, according to figures released this week by the World Bank... the number of chronically hungry people in the world today... tick up toward one billion" - With video - VOA - April 16, 2011
  • Galium odoratum or woodruff - New page! - This plant can be used as a ground cover in the bright shade. When dried it has a nice scent and is applied in potpourris, teas and several drinks
  • Kenya - Videos - New video (Nr. 2) in the playlist Research topics: Kenya - Rights of Mother Earth - Kenya's Response (Maasai people speaking about the earth and the trees)

April 15, 2011
  • Features of North Korea - Articles news & other - DPRK sees massive forest fires for agriculture - "NASA released this satellite image (dated April 13, 2011) of the DPRK that shows a number of forest fires" - North Korean Economy Watch
  • Waldsteinia ternata - New page! - This plant is an excellent ground cover and grows both in the sun and in the shade. Watch a video that shows how this plant can be used in a meditation garden.
April 14, 2011
  • Memory - Videos - We Are What We Remember: Memory and Biology - Presentation by Eric Kandel, who received the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, is professor of biochemistry and biophysics - - March 28, 2011
  • Libya - Videos - Added to the Video playlist of YouTube (nr. 12): Gaddafi goes back to school, an example of Gaddafi state television propaganda
April 13, 2011
  • Monsanto - Articles news - Scientist Warns That Roundup Ready GM Seeds Could Cause Crop Collapse - "The Institute of Science in Society’s Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reports that a USDA senior scientist has sent an “emergency” warning to US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack regarding a new plant pathogen in Roundup Ready GM soybean and corn that may be responsible for high rates of infertility and spontaneous abortions in livestock..." - with a reaction by Monsanto - Disinformation - April 12, 2011
  • Bolivia - Articles news - Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights with equal status for Mother Earth - "Law of Mother Earth expected to prompt radical new conservation and social measures in South American nation" - - April 10, 2011
  • China's threat to the world - Articles news - China blocks coastal waters, enlarges military - "China’s “troubling” military buildup coincides with new efforts by Beijing to block the Navy from international waters near its coasts and field new missiles, submarines and cyberweapons, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific told Congress..." - The Washington Times - April 12, 2011
  • Cosmos - Articles news - First galaxies were born much earlier than expected - "The newly discovered galaxy indicates that these star cities were forming about 200 million years after the Big Bang." - Astronomy News - April 12, 2011
  • Dalai Lama - Articles news - 'Dalai Lama is having a jolly time resigning from everything' - Interview with Robert Thurman, professor of religion and Sanskrit at Columbia University in New York and one of the world’s leading scholars of Buddhism - Tibet Sun - April 11, 2011
  • Russia - Articles news - The Electronic Future of Russia’s Library Network - "...the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library in St. Petersburg... is eagerly going global..." - The St. Peterburg Times - April 13, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Nuclear Catastrophe in Japan “Not Equal to Chernobyl, But Way Worse” - Interview with Thomas Breuer, head of the Climate and Energy Unit for Greenpeace Germany and part of a field of radiation monitors in Japan. - Democracy Now! video - April 12, 2011
April 12, 2011
  • Memory - New page! - Articles and videos about the memory and memory techniques
  • Ivory Coast - Articles news & background - Surviving Gbagbo: Escape from Ivory Coast - "The French Embassy in Ivory Coast announced on Monday that Ivory Coast security forces had arrested incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, after major fighting that had torn apart the city of Abidjan since March 31. TIME reporter Monica Mark was caught up in the chaos. This is her report of a week of surviving the siege. - Time - April 11, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Japan Raises Nuclear Accident Severity to Highest Level - "Japan's nuclear safety agency has decided to raise the crisis level of a crippled nuclear power plant accident from five to seven, the highest on the international scale." - VOA - April 11, 2011
  • Kennedy, John F. - New page! - Videos - On the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, lessons in presidential humility - John Meacham - April 8, 2011
  • United States - Articles opinion - The Constitution Doesn't Mention Czars - "Unaccountable White House aides are a product of a broken cabinet-nomination process. This is not the form of government the Founders intended." - By George P. Shultz, former secretary of state - Wall Street Journal - April 11, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen demonstrates How Fukushima's Fuel Rods Melted and Shattered - video - April 10, 2011
  • Monsanto - Articles news - Genetically modified crops safety assessments: present limits and possible improvements - "We reviewed 19 studies of mammals fed with commercialized genetically modified soybean and maize... Several convergent data appear to indicate liver and kidney problems as end points of GMO diet effects... GM plants exposed to glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup do not specifically degrade glyphosate. They can even accumulate Roundup residues throughout their life... Therefore, such residues are absorbed by people eating most GM plants..." - Environmental Sciences Europe - March 1, 2011
April 11, 2011
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Nightmare tour inside the Fukushima evacuation zone - home video - "Inside report from Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone, from - Astonishing first-person tour through the hot zone. Lots of homeless animals, cattle, dogs and more. Destruction all around. High radiation levels everywhere. This is not for light-hearted viewing." - April 4, 2011
April 9, 2011
  • Cosmos - Articles news - Mysterious Cosmic Blast Keeps on Going - "Astronomers have witnessed a cosmic explosion so strange they don’t even know what to call it. Although the blowup, discovered with NASA’s Swift satellite on March 28, emits high-energy radiation like a gamma-ray burst would, the event has now lasted for 11 days. Gamma-ray bursts last for an average of about 30 seconds." - Wired Science - April 8, 2011
April 8, 2011
  • Jesus - Videos - I made a video playlist with several videos related to the Da Vinci Code of Dan Brown and some old videos that already were on this page
April 7, 2011
  • David Icke - New page! - Articles news - David Icke Interviewed by Meria Heller March 30 2011 - David Icke speaks about the problems of the democratic system and political parties, and about the meaning of the recent protests in the Middle East - video
  • New Age - New page!
April 6, 2011
  • Dalai Lama - Videos - Dalai Lama Documentary & brief Tibetan History - This video was made by CCTV and is quite propagandistically giving the Chinese communist view - 1 hr 9 min - Chinese version was in 1997, English in 2008
  • The Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan - Articles news & analysis - Radioactivity in sea up 7.5 million times - Marine life contamination well beyond Japan feared - The Japan Times - April 5, 2011
  • Dangers of nuclear energy - Articles analysis & background - Chernobyl accident still haunts UK - "Nearly seventeen years after the world's worst nuclear power accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, some 400 British farms are still being monitored for radioactive contamination." - Bellona - March 5, 2003 (Note that this article is 8 years old!)
  • Pivotal US political developments - Videos - In the playlist i added 7 recent videos with interviews of Jesse Ventura with his views on what happens in America
April 3, 2011
  • Corn salad - Diary - A photo added of the tiny white flower of this plant
  • Native Americans - Videos - Added to the playlist are three videos 'Tribal Trust' (nrs. 2, 3, 4 in the playlist) about the Federal Trust Responsibility of the US government in relation to Native American tribes which is based on some 400 treaties that were signed long ago.
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