Rare ‘gigantic jet’ lightning spotted over China in northernmost sighting yet of the mysterious storm event that reaches space
Rare ‘gigantic jet’ lightning has been glimpsed in the skies over China, sparking fresh speculation about what causes these mysterious storm phenomena.
The tree-shaped electrical discharges, which occur above storm clouds and flash up to the edge of space, have previously only been seen over tropical and subtropical regions.
But a new study outlines a burst spotted over mainland China at 35 degrees latitude, about the same as Cyprus and the furthest north the phenomena have ever been spotted.
Scientists say their observations could shed light on the global electrical circuit and help pilots understand the risks of flying over storm clouds, but they admit they still don’t know what causes the gigantic jets. Read more: dailymail.co.uk
February 28, 2013 – PORT ORFORD, Ore. -- An earthquake has hit the ocean floor far off the Southern Oregon coast, but there were no immediate reports of anyone feeling it on land. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 5.1 quake was 114 miles west northwest of Port Orford at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday. The epicenter was 6 miles deep. USGS spokeswoman Leslie Gordon says there were no immediate reports to the agency's website from people feeling the quake on shore. –KGW
From blowing up natural gas pipelines to derailing trains, the threat from China’s ‘kinetic’ cyberwarfare is more than just virtual.
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More disturbing evidences of vaccine-induced brain damage are emerging in the U.S. as primarily young women are increasingly developing a mysterious autoimmune condition known as anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis that exhibits symptoms similar to demonic possession. According to a recent report by CBS Philly, young women who develop the condition may act normally one minute, and the next minute develop extreme paranoia or an inability to control their limbs, which experts admit is a result of antibodies attacking the brain, causing swelling and inflammation.
Two young women from the New England area are cited in the story as having suffered from the condition in recent years, which resulted in both of them developing extreme and bizarre side effects such as uncontrollable seizures, drastic mood changes, paranoia, and an inability to function and communicate properly. And the one thing the two had in common was brain inflammation so severe that one prominent area doctor described it as the brain literally being “on fire.”
“One minute I’d be sobbing, crying hysterically, and the next minute I’d be laughing,” explained Susannah Cahalan of New Jersey to CBS Philly about her experience with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. “I had bizarre, abnormal movements (that would) leave my arms out extended, you know, in front of me. I was a relatively normal person, then the next minute I’m hallucinating and insisting that my father had kidnapped me.” Read more » Rise Earth
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- Associated Press/Riccardo De Luca - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, right, as he arrives at Villa Madama in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Kerry …more
Secretary of State John Kerry will meet on Thursday with leaders of Syria's opposition council and other nations that have been supporting the opposition at the Friends of Syria meeting in Rome.
By: Jason Easley
Feb. 27th, 2013
Younger television viewers continue to abandon Fox News in droves. In February, Fox is down another 29% with viewers age 25-54 in primetime.
While total viewership numbers remained flat for Fox News, their problem with younger viewers got worse in February. Compared to February 2012, Fox News has lost 29% of their age 25-54 viewers in primetime.
Posted on February 28, 2013 by itccs
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The world has been retreating in the face of Iran’s rush toward nuclear weapons capability, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chair Avigdor Liberman said Thursday.
Talks held this week in Kazakhstan between Iran and world powers revealed “a great compromise” on the part of the West and “a hardening of stances” from Tehran, Liberman told Army Radio, noting he spoke for himself and not the government. “The Iranians are racing toward the bomb and the powers are withdrawing and looking for a way to contain it.”
Liberman decried a proposal to ease sanctions against Iran if it drastically slowed or stopped its uranium enrichment program.
“It’s clear to everyone that the Iranians don’t intend to halt their efforts to reach nuclear capability,” he said. “The reactors at Parchin and other locations are working at full steam without any [International Atomic Energy Agency] observer being allowed to visit.” Read more timesofisrael
Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 of the 22 charges against him, but not the major one, in what the government says is the largest leak of classified documents in the nation's history. And, for the first time, he offered his rationale for the crimes.
In court, Manning detailed why and how he sent classified material to WikiLeaks, a group that facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information through its website.