Heard on the radio this morning there was an 8.2 aftershock.
We're still dealing with aftershocks from the Virginia earthquake last year - in the 2 range. I don't want to even think of an "aftershock" in the 8 range.
Posted by: Barbara ||
I did feel a very minor shaker or tremblor here in Agana, but thus far no reports of anything local in the Guam PDN + Marianas Variety, or local Net News.
As per SPACEWEATHER.COM, Earth was hit by a Solar Wind on April 9th, as caused by a CME which seemingly missed the planet.
What does concern me wid these Quakes is that, once again, INCOMING GRAVITY = EM WAVES have DISTORTED OR WARPED THE BACKGROUND REALITY OUT OF ITS PROPER/NORMAL DIMENSION, prolly as per the abovementioned Solar Wind which repor tore a hole(s) in the Earth's Magnetosphere.
ITS WEIRD, BOTH SHOCKING AS WELL AS NTERESTING, TO SEE PEOPLE + BUILDINGS, ETC. AROUND YOU BECOME GRAVITATIONALLY DISTORTED OR WARPED,espec wid the latter Personages seemingly not being aware of what is happening.
Ditto in many ways as per GROUND TECTONICS, i.e. to see People normally walk around to-n-fro their regular activities unaware that the hard ground below their feet is actually "alive".
[ACTOR GENE WILDER = HIS NAME IS PRONOUNCED DR. FRANKENSTEIN [sch-tine], NOT FRANKENSTEEN here].
For a map, click here To see previous Rantburg.com reports on the seizure of the MP $25 million click here, here and here
By Chris Covert
A Veracruz state official demanded Monday that the government of Mexican president Felipe Calderon Hinojosa return the MP $25 million (USD $1.9 million) in cash seized February at a Toluca, Mexico state airport, according to Mexican news reports.
Subprocurador de Justicia del Estado, or deputy attorney general of Veracruz state Antonio Lezama Moo said at a press conference that he forwarded a notification to the Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) or national attorney general that the office, which impounded the money, return it to Veracruz.
PGR officials impounded the cash stuffed into a suitcase and a backpack after Policia Federal operatives arrested two individuals said to be Veracruz state employees. The arrests took place on a Friday night.
Since that time Veracruz officials have protested that the money was intended to pay for a series of contracts by Mexico state company 3 Industries for promotion services for three upcoming festivals.
Within a week of the arrests, an attorney for the company, Ricardo Sanchez Reyes Retana, announced to the press that he was scheduled to meet with a representative of the PGR in Toluca to present a copy of the contact, which called for payment by either electronic means or in cash.
PGR officials have vowed to retain the money until Veracruz officials can prove the money's origins.
Gustavo Madero Munoz
Several politicians have jumped into the fray, including Partido Accion Nacional president Gustavo Madero Munoz, who filed a complaint with the PGR just after the arrests demanding an investigation.
Mexico state, where the arrests were made and the cash impounded, is the home state of Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, who is also Mexico state's former governor.
Pena Nieto, who is a telegenic and popular politician leads by double digits over his nearest rival in current national polls.
Pena Nieto has also in the past run afoul of election enforcement officials involving cash, including a Guerrero state complaint filed in January, 2011, which alleged Pena Nieto used public funds to help a political ally in the Guerrero state gubernatorial race. Angel Aguirre Rivero won the Guerrero governor's seat by 13 points.
Partido Revolucion Democratica (PRD) presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came out with a charge that specifically named Mexico, Veracruz and Zacatecas as states for which the MP $25 million were to be used to buy votes the upcoming election.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Oneok Partners is building a 270-mile (435-km) pipeline system that will deliver natural gas produced in the Bakken shale to market by the end of 2013, as it hopes to cash in on the huge volumes of the fuel being flared in North Dakota. The oil is being hauled out by train, until one of the two pipelines proposed gets built. In the meantime, some of the gas is being burned up at the site.
The gas-gathering network in Divide County will cost from $140 million to $160 million and link wells in the Bakken to Oneok's planned processing facility in Williams County, which is expected online in the first half of next year.
Oil production in North Dakota has increased rapidly in recent years, but the gas produced alongside it has generally been flared due to a lack of investment in pipeline infrastructure, attracting the ire of environmentalists. Not just wasting it, but heating the environment by burning it, AND adding CO2!
North Dakota produced 17.7 billion cubic feet of gas in January, only 62.5 per cent of which was brought to market, state figures show.
But companies aiming to profit from the state's abundance of natural gas are beginning to build up a network of pipes, compressor stations and treatment plants in the region.
The Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee will release this chart later today, clearly showing that America's debt is greater than the combined debt of the entire Eurozone and the U.K
Is the purpose an emotional appeal to Dems' desire to make the US more like Europe? To persuade them to take their foot off the gas? Because with ZIRP, QEn+1, and the unique position of the US dollar as the global reserve currency, Dems might argue: so what? The likelihood that it will all be paid back decreases a bit every day, and everyone knows it. So why stop the gravy train now? Why unnecessarily inflict pain (and lose voters), when they can dither until those nasty conservatives are forced to be the bad guys (and lose voters) at some later date. Where's the downside?
Nothing new BP. The whole 'no inflation' position at the Treasury and Fed is because they're only looking at all the Bubble priced housing on the banks listings as the baseline to protect their brotherhood from the consequences of their actions. Till the housing prices inflate back to that baseline, they'll do nothing. The rest of us are expendable to the ravages of day to day inflation at the food markets and gas stations.
Sweden has a longstanding reputation as an egalitarian country with a narrow gender gap. But a national debate about gender equality -- particularly as it plays out in schools -- has revealed substantial dissatisfaction, with some Swedes feeling it has gone too far.
Rousing controversy now is the issue of gender pedagogy, a concept that emerged in the early 2000s and typically involves challenging gender stereotypes in learning material and in avoiding treating male and female pupils in a stereotypical manner. Proponents believe such a perspective should infuse day-to-day work at schools rather than be taught as a separate subject. But what has sharpened the debate in Sweden has been the argument that schools should also be gender neutral, giving children the opportunity to define themselves as neither male nor female if they wish.
Wrong response by someone frustrated at the abandonment of the state to fulfill its duties. If the government did their job of securing the border, these people would still be alive. They'll expend far more resources tracking down the miscreant who did this than they did enforcing the borders, not because it is in itself a hideous act, but because the act strikes at the very heart of the legitimacy of a government that has consciously forfeited its duty.
Posted by: Frank G ||
Department of Just Us false-flag op? A few years back, I'd have said such a thought was out there in Alex Jones nut sandwich territory. After Fast and Furious, I realize these scumbags are capable of anything.
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) ||
I notice the driver and the lookout got shot, not the passengers.
I have heard that Kuwait has opened visas for Pakistanis but there is a condition and these visas are only for those who lie in category of executives. If this is true, please confirm because I have been suffering for the last 3 years to get my family to Kuwait.
No, it is not true. These are only rumors and visas are not being issued for any category of Pakistanis.
[Dawn] The federal government has asked the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central... government to immediately implement the orders of the Beautiful Downtown Peshawar High Court chief justice to establish vaccination points for the internally displaced children from Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency to put brakes on polio ...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set... transmission.
In a letter sent on Monday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Polio Eradication Shahnaz Wazir Ali told Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti that the federal government appreciated PHC CJ Dost Mohammad Khan for taking a suo moto notice of the risk of polio transmission to children in the province from Bara's displaced children and wanted the provincial government to take immediate steps to comply with the court's directives for containing polio spread.
The letter a copy of which is also dispatched to the PHC registrar also said the CJ directives had come in the wake of a polio alert sent to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa by the World Health Organisation that called for urgent measures to stop the spread of poliovirus from displaced children to those sheltered in Nowshera and Peshawar.
[Dawn] A female education officer in remote Chitral district has accused a provincial minister and member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa ... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central... Assembly of harassing her after she refused to fulfil their illegal orders.
"They are victimising me since I refused to obey their unlawful orders," complained Zohra Jalal, district officer (females) Chitral while talking to Dawn on phone from Chitral. She
complained that on the directives of the minister concerned and MPA she was posted in the far-flung valley of Chital as a punishment.
The officer has recently sent applications to the chief justice of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar High Court and speaker Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly requesting them to provide protection to her against the minister and the politician.
However Minister for Population Welfare Saleem Khan, who also hails from Chitral, rejected allegations of the female officer against him and MPA Ghulam Mohammad. The politician was not available for comments.
"She blackmails teachers," said the minister and alleged that she was involved in illegal activities and facilitated her blue-eyed teachers to draw salaries without performing duties.
Zohra Jalal said that departmental inquiry was conducted against her on the directives of the chief secretary, but all allegations proved false against her.
She said that MPA Ghulam Mohammad, who is from Pakistain Moslem League-Q, launched a malicious campaign against her when she refused to allow his relatives to get salaries without performing duties in government-run schools.
She also said that the politician also forced her to carry out postings and transfers of teachers and other employees in the education department at his (MPA's) sweet will. "When I refused, the politician produced a fake resolution carrying bogus signature of the elders of the area demanding her transfer from the post of drawing and disbursement officer (DDO)
She had moved the court and filed a damages suit of Rs700,000 against Ghulam Mohammad for presenting the "resolution" and the court issued non-bailable warrants against the politician on February 29 and on March 23, 2012. But he has yet to comply with the court order, she said in her application.
The officer said that she had also moved the services tribunal against her transfer and the tribunal gave decision in her favour.
However, you can observe a lot just by watching... the politician and the minister were pressurising the district education officer and dislocated her from the post of DO (Female) Chitral on February 23, 2012. She said that her professional carrier was at stake because of the illegal tactics of the MPA and the minister.
Not actually. The sympathy is usually the death of Israel, but it is native. Arabs are also beautiful people as are all. Israel is a mixed Family so to speak. Israel is the most humane at that.
Also, Israeli press is quite behind the times. Who uses pop ups and floating balloons if you are not even going to get to hear the music?
Always behind the curve, their media. Like ours in the US. They suck too.
It's like amalek bough all of the airtime in the world.
The Philippine Navy has apparently caught Chinese fisherman in its claimed waters. China has positioned a vessel between the fishermen and the Philippine vessels. As a result football and basketball games have broken out between Viet Nam and the Philippines (don't ask).
A diplomatic row has started between China + Philippines, wid Manila repor summoning China's Envoy - more Ships repor also are inbound.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINA ORDERS PHILIPPINE NAVY TO LEAVE DISPUTED WATERS. Settlement by Chinese Embassy in Manila.
ARTIC > CHINA = warns that the Philippines should not underestimate China's willingness to forcefully unilaterally safeguard + defend its interests.
* SAME > INDIA WLL NOT BE BOGGED DOWN BY BEIJING'S WARNING, in the SCS | INDIA CAPABLE OF SAFEGUARDING ITS INTERESTS.
ARTIC > Union Minister Ashwani Kumar = whom also reiterates Krisha's earlier description of the SCS as the "Property of the World".
IMO THE MAHA-RUSHIAN QUESTIONNE' OF THE MOMENT IS WHETHER RUSSIA HAS INDJUH'S BACK VEE CHINA???
* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > CHINA STAKES CLAIMS TO ISLANDS [Paracels = Xishas] WID "PRINCESS COCONUT" VOYAGE [Cruise Ship].
Historical "Gunboat/Battleship/Carrier Diplomacy" has apparently surrendered like France to "Cruise/Tour/Love Boat" Diplomacy???
D *** NG IT, COUPLES CAN EAT, DANCE, ROMANCE, GET MARRIED, GAMBLE, SHOP DUTY-FREE, WEAR COOL SUNGLASSES + HATS, .... + CLAIM ANOTHER COUNTRY'S TERRITORY(S)!
* SAME > [Russian Military Review] CHINA EYES MAJOR NAVAL EXPANSION.
Russ Analysts say China plans to build 200 more naval vessels + 2 Conventional [oil-fired], 1 Nuclear CV's by 2020, TO HELP BREAK-OUT FINALLY FROM THE RESTRICTIVE GEOPOL + GEOGRAPHIC BARRIERS OF THE "FIRST ISLAND CHAIN".
IMO also read, CHINA WANTS THE SSSSSSHHHHHH ISSUE OF TAIWANESE SOVEREIGNTY + ESPEC REUNIFICATION "GUARANTEED" RESOLVED IN ITS FAVOR BY 2020???
* NEWS KERALA > CHINA IS WORLD'S SECOND LARGEST ECONOMY, NOT THE WORLD'S SECOND STRONGEST ECONoMY: FOREIGN MINISTRY [Official].
Well, dats why its desires JAPAN + SOUTH KOREA TO BE UNDER ITS ORBIT, + its support for larger "ASIAN UNION(S)".
On a separate note, I say again that, iff the US + UNO = future OWG won't do it, China's Govt. + Intellectuals need to do their own reliable = apolitical Expert Analyses as per GWCC, SOlar Activity(s), + National, Global "Peak Oil/Resources", etc. just for its own Interests.
* SAME > CHINA PLANS TO KEEP ITS POPULATION WIDIN 1.39BILYUHN LIMIT BY 2015. Its population was already allegedly 1.34Bilyuhn by EOY 2011 + stands to formally expand by another 200.0Milyuhn by 2015.
Beijing still has a prob in that many Populat Perts in the US-West don't believe the Govt's figures, + that China's real population figures between 2.4-2.8Bilyuhn [+ growing]. Some alos question Beijing's ability to control its Population Growths, espec outside of the major Cities-Towns.
* PACIFICNEWSCENTER [aka Guam K-57] > YOMIURI: TOKYO OFFERS TO PAY FOR US BASE ON TINIAN, in the CNMI.
* MARIANAS VARIETY [CNMI News] > TINIAN MAYOR: NO NEED TO RE-NEGOTIATE [Tinian] LAND LEASE AGREEMENT.
Lest we fergit, controversial TOKYO GOVERNOR SHINTARO ISHIHARA = JAPAN ONLY NEEDS A YEAR TO PRODUCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, + should dev such as a key "bargaining/dipomatic chip" worthy of Nippon returning as MAJOR OR "GREAT POWER" ONCE AGAIN IN THE WORLD.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.