A Japanese spaceship with the first ever samples from an asteroid will touch down in South Australia on Sunday. June-8-2010
AFTER TRAVELLING ALMOST TWO billion kilometres to reach its destination on asteroid Itokawa, the spacecraft Hayabusa is due to land at the Woomera Prohibited Area in South Australia on Sunday night, carrying what scientists hope to be the first ever sample from an asteroid.
UPDATE: "WELCOME HOME, HAYABUSA: Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft returned to Earth today carrying samples of asteroid Itokawa. The sample return capsule parachuted to Earth somewhere in Australia's Woomera Test Range (searchers are looking for it now) while the mothership disintegrated in the atmosphere high above ground. Update: NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory was in the air over Australia to record the reentry. Researchers have just released a must-see video." (June 13, 2010) - www.spaceweather.com/
A new PM in Oz - mining companies. The biggest exports are to China.
In 2009 China surpassed Japan to become Australia's largest export market, with total merchandise exports to China valued at A$42.4 billion, an increase of 31.2 per cent over the previous year. Resources continue to underpin Australia’s exports to China. Australia exported 266.2 million tonnes of iron ore to China in 2009 (A$21.7 billion in value terms), an increase of 45.2 per cent over the same period in 2008. Australia's coal exports to China grew by 1000 per cent last year to become our second largest export commodity, behind iron ore. Over the last 12 months, two further LNG contracts have been signed for the supply of Australian gas to Chinese terminals. The future prospects for continued growth in our resources exports to China are good. www.china.embassy.gov.au/bjng/relations2.html
Hayabusa asteroid capsule opening gets under way Thursday, 24 June 2010 15:31
The canister, which returned to Earth on 13 June, is being worked on at the Japanese space agency's (Jaxa) Sagamihara Campus in Kanagawa... Researchers said they had already detected a trace gas in the capsule but had yet to identify it.
"We still don't know exactly what kind of gas it is, but the researchers confirmed a trace of low-pressured gas in the capsule," a Jaxa official told AFP.
What's growing in your garden? The Federal Government wants to expand the list of prohibited plants listed in the Drug Act to include among others all Angel's Trumpets, many common cacti and many native and exotic wattles. Is this necessary to fight drug trafficking and manufacture? Or will these laws make criminals out of nurseries, gardeners and botanic collectors?
Angel's Trumpet: are one of the plants facing eradication.
Henry Kissinger: War Criminal or Old-Fashioned Murderer? - Welcome to the "Henry Kissinger: Unindicted Terrorist" file! ...
Incredibly, Henry Kissinger—the man who rivals Pol Pot for the dubious honor of being the person responsible for the death of the largest number of innocent people in South East Asia (and far surpasses Pol Pot in criminality when one factors in Kissinger's various levels of responsibility for wholesale slaughter and repression in other parts of the world)—still wields significant power in the United States; but his role as eager facilitator of mass murder, totalitarian repression and other atrocities is never discussed in polite society.
Particularly: The murder victim is General Rene Schneider, who was the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Army.
General Schneider was known as an officer committed to upholding the Chilean constitution and therefore opposed to the rumored incipient coup against newly elected Socialist President Salvador Allende by a right wing would-be junta of current and former Chilean military officers.
Meet the Lowy Institute. Filled with big business interests and perhaps the most degenerate, depraved minds humanity has yet produced, it poses as an "independent international policy think tank," whose objective is to "generate new ideas and dialogue on international developments and Australia’s role in the world." The word "independent" is somewhat confusing, but what is clear is that it is yet another Fortune 500 run policy and propaganda clearinghouse serving not Australia, but rather the global corporate-financier elite.
Post by john pilger on Apr 5, 2012 13:40:03 GMT -8
Declassified United States government documents leave little doubt that the secret and illegal bombing of then neutral Cambodia by President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger between 1969 and 1973 caused such widespread death and devastation that it was critical in Pol Pot's drive for power. "They are using damage caused by B52 strikes as the main theme of their propaganda," the CIA director of operations reported on 2 May 1973. "This approach has resulted in the successful recruitment of young men. Residents say the propaganda campaign has been effective with refugees in areas that have been subject to B52 strikes." In dropping the equivalent of five Hiroshimas on a peasant society, Nixon and Kissinger killed an estimated half a million people. Year Zero began, in effect, with them; the bombing was a catalyst for the rise of a small sectarian group, the Khmer Rouge, whose combination of Maoism and medievalism had no popular base. www.converge.org.nz/pma/arthat.htm
Between 1962 and 1970, millions of gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed across parts of Vietnam. Professor Nhan, the former president of the Vietnamese Red Cross, denounced the action as "a massive violation of human rights of the civilian population, and a weapon of mass destruction".
His feet, hands and limbs are twisted and deformed. He writhes in evident frustration, and his attempts at speech are confined to plaintive and pitiful grunts.
Kiet has to be spoon-fed. He is an adult stuck inside the stunted body of a 15-year-old, with a mental age of around six.
He is what the local villagers refer to as an Agent Orange baby.
In Vietnam, there are 150,000 other children like him, whose birth defects - according to Vietnamese Red Cross records - can be readily traced back to their parents' exposure to Agent Orange during the war, or the consumption of dioxin-contaminated food and water since 1975.
Because of the damage Agent Orange caused, there was massive starvation of the very population the USA wanted as allies. Monsanto and Dow Chemical made a lot of money selling Agent Orange to the USA and became even richer for it. www.projectagentorange.com/
Post by hoe in the head on Sept 20, 2012 8:53:52 GMT -8
This should be transcribed.
Questions continued to be raised over Khmer Rouge inquest report Updated 20 September 2012, 16:47 AEST
A former Australian diplomat has disputed details of a newly-released coroner's report into the murder of Australian tourist David Wilson in Cambodia 18 years ago... One of the loudest voices making the criticisms is Alastair Gaisford, who was Second Secretary in the Australian Embassy in Cambodia at the time of the kidnapping.
Post by the red planet on Oct 9, 2012 15:49:22 GMT -8
Australia unveils powerful radio telescope 5 October 2012 Last updated at 05:14 ET
Australia has launched one of the world's fastest telescopes tasked with surveying outer space and probing the origins of stars and galaxies. The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (Askap) in Western Australia's outback has 36 antennas with a diameter of 12m (40ft) each. The A$152m ($155m, £96m) telescope is expected to capture radio images, starting from Friday.
Askap forms part of the world's biggest radio telescope project.
SKA, set to become the world's biggest radio telescope project based in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand
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Sept 17, 2013 8:24:45 GMT -8
KS Chua: I noticed someone was waiting in the dark for me on my way home tonight. I believe someone is trying to kill me. -kok SeNg chUA
Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The perps used an acoustic device projecting noise and pretended tobe mafia hitmen and I broke a windshield to get in jail and be safe . I was surgically implanted in New York Long Island's Nassau County jail. Perps hate for you to yell and threaten them.
Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: I have had probes surgically implanted and V2K and nobody helps me because these lowlifes pay everyone off or use counterintelligence to disinform the people who try to help me. The perps are Meriwether from Brunswick, Georgia U.S.A. and a Joe Moody
Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The money from the torture and murder that these rednecks are getting here in the United States is from the Dept. of Defense's Office off Ssience and Technolgy, the Dept. of Justice Office of Science and Tecnology, the Dept. of Commerce Office of Science
Dec 13, 2013 18:10:43 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:11:19 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: dEPT. OF cOMMERCE oFFICE OF sCIENCE AND tECHNOLOGY
Dec 13, 2013 18:12:01 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Senator Shelby a Republican from Alabama has appropriated Defense spending for victims to be violated inhumanely with probes that itch , burn, shock and some have Global Positioning Systems (GPS)from companies like Positive I.D..
Dec 13, 2013 18:15:47 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Di HAVE BEEN A v2k VICTIM FOR 23 YEARS AND HAVE TRAVELED THE WORLD WOTH LOWLIFES THAT GET MONEY FOR RESEARCH IN THE FORM OF GRANTS FOLLOWING ME AND TELLING PEOPLE I AM, A COMMUNIST TERRORIST WITH ALQAIDA, HOMOSEXUAL THAT MUTILATES HIMSELF , HITMAN AN MAFIA
Dec 13, 2013 18:18:07 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The United States Constitution is suppose to protect us citizens but in reality it is not woth the ink that it is written in unless you are a millionaire.
Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: I will visit you the next time I am in England if you can get the V2K out of my head.You all need to form a V2K Victim Security Task Force and post security at the hospital generators , fire alarms, inside and outside the operating and recovery rooms.
Dec 13, 2013 18:22:51 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: In direct conflict with christian ideology I am an advocate of assasinating the doctors and their accomplices that implant victims involuntarily with V2K because I have been tortured for 23 years.
Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: The lowlifes when they travel abroad get help from the U.S. State Dept. with diplomatic passports and they always try to get next to the [police with an offer to train them in neighborhood watch and vehicular surveillance and pursuit.
Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
Mark Iannicelli: Please check out the book The COINTELPRO PAPERS for an understanding how the F.B.I. conducts counterintelligence operations. Can you help me get the V2K out of my head?
Dec 13, 2013 18:28:11 GMT -8