Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished” at the failure of the corporation to check their sources.
The picture, which was actually taken on March 27, 2003, shows a young Iraqi child jumping over dozens of white body bags containing skeletons found in a desert south of Baghdad.
It was posted on the BBC news website today under the heading “Syria massacre in Houla condemned as outrage grows”.
This is yet another example of the lies and propaganda that is fed to us by the mainstream media every day of our lives. Is the Syrian Government really as evil as the mainstream media wants you to believe? Ask yourself this, if things are as bad in Syria as we are being told, then why do they need to use fake images?
VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro has offered to give ”humanitarian asylum” to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who is thought to be waiting in a Moscow airport for a country to give him sanctuary.
”As head of state of the Boliviarian republic of Venezuela, I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young Snowden … to protect this young man from the persecution launched by the most powerful empire in the world,” Maduro said at an independence day event.
Moments earlier in Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega said his government was willing to give asylum to the US fugitive, offering a glimmer of hope to Snowden, who has been in limbo at Moscow’s international airport since June 23.
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales said he would also grant asylum to Mr Snowden, if the fugitive US leaker, who is holed up in an airport in Moscow, requests it.
Declaring that Bolivia has “no fear” of the United States and its European allies, Mr Morales said that he would be willing “to give asylum to the American, if he asks.”
Mr Snowden has applied for asylum in 27 countries as he tries to evade US justice for disclosing a vast US electronic surveillance program.
But his bids have been rebuffed by several European countries as well as Brazil and India.
The 30-year-old former National Security Agency contractor, however, has received more sympathetic words from governments in Latin America.
But just how Mr Snowden, whose passport was revoked by his country, could travel to either country to take advantage of the offers remains very much uncertain.
Mr Snowden has been scrambling to evade espionage charges after disclosing a vast US electronic surveillance program to collect phone and internet data.
A Venezuelan foreign ministry official said the government had yet to receive an asylum request.
Ortega, also at a public event, said his government had received an asylum application at its embassy in Moscow.
"We are open, respectful of the right to asylum and it is clear that, if circumstances permit it, we would receive Snowden with pleasure and give him asylum here in Nicaragua," the leftist leader said.
Ecuador had been seen as Snowden’s best hope when he arrived at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport from Hong Kong. But the government in Quito has yet to consider his application.
WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website aiding Snowden, revealed on Tuesday a list of 21 countries where he applied for asylum, including Venezuela and Nicaragua.
It disclosed on Friday he was seeking shelter in six more countries, writing on Twitter the countries “will not be named at this time due to attempted US interference”.
US President Barack Obama has publicly displayed a relaxed attitude toward Mr Snowden’s movements, saying last month that he wouldn’t be “scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker”.
The message appeared to be an allusion to the drama surrounding the flight of Bolivian President Evo Morales, whose plane was recently abruptly rerouted to Austria over suspicions Mr Snowden was aboard.
US officials wouldn’t directly answer questions about whether they had any information leading them to believe that Mr Snowden was on Mr Morales’s plane.
They have said that officials have contacted their counterparts across Europe to remind them that they would like to see Mr Snowden returned to the US.
The Dream Machine is a device for altering the brainwave frequency of the user and putting it into an alpha state, at which point it begins generating waking, sober hallucinations and internal “movies,” on demand.
The user of the Dream Machine sits in front of it with eyes closed, and allows the precisely-calibrated flicker pattern to play over their face, creating a strobe effect in the darkness behind their eyelids. After a short period of adjustment, the user begins to experience eidetic imagery, in the same way that one does just as passing over the threshold between wakefulness and sleep.
Nostradamus was alleged to have received his visions by closing his eyes, facing towards the sun and flickering his fingers in front of his eyes
The machine was officially unveiled in 1962, at the Louvre’s Museé des Arts Decoratifs, to a fascinated public and press—but Gysin, unsatisfied with a small art audience, dreamed of mass production. Along with the cut-up method of text composition he had honed with Burroughs, Gysin considered the Dream Machine his magical message to the world.
He turned first to business magnate Helena Rubinstein, who was taken with the device and exhibited it in her shop windows, but then refused to pay for it. Next Gysin tried the Philips Corporation—a representative of the company, while visiting Gysin at the Beat Hotel, slipped on dogshit in the hall; the deal was cancelled. Later, Colombia Records wanted to market the Dream Machine as a lamp. Meeting with Colombia executives in 1965, Gysin (ever the magician) told them that vinyl records would soon be obsolete, replaced with optical discs that were read with a ray of light. He was not well received.
Since the 90s, the Dream Machine has become a kind of elitist status symbol, often found in the possession of West Coast media types and young celebrities. Kurt Cobain bought one shortly before his death. David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Paul McCartney all used it. Other aficionados include Marilyn Manson, Floria Sigismondi, Bruce Labruce, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beck and DJ Spooky. You get your own fully crafted machine for $500 + $50 shipping . Of course, you can also build your own or download the app; with so many ways to experience it, perhaps now the Dream Machine will finally get the mass attention Gysin always believed it deserved as a simple, drug-free path to altered states of consciousness.
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When you see more than 33 million Egyptians protesting against the President,call it what it is, a revolution, not a coup. See how much power we have if we simply join forces and refuse to accept tyranny.
Innocent Children Celebrating July 4th, or Domestic Terrorists?
As the frenzy for fireworks peaks in the run up to Independence Day, a federal task force is warning fireworks retailers to keep watch for suspicious purchasers.
The National Explosives Task Force issued an industry advisory Thursday warning that consumer fireworks are a “common component used in Improvised Explosive Devices.” It advised retailers to look for possible signs of suspicious activity, including customers who ask about how to take apart or modify the fireworks or who seek to purchase commercial-grade fireworks.
The advisory comes in the wake of the Boston Marathon bomb that killed three people and injured 264 on April 15. In an indictment made public Thursday, a grand jury charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with detonating bombs made from pressure cookers, low explosive powder and shrapnel at the marathon. The indictment says his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, purchased 48 mortars containing eight pounds of low explosive powder from Phantom Fireworks, a retail store in Seabrook, N.H., on Feb. 6.
This is the second time a terrorist has used fireworks in a terror plot. Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad, who confessed to a failed attempt to bomb Times Square on May 1, 2010, purchased fireworks from a Phantom store in Matamoros, Pa.
But the use of fireworks for nefarious acts has not dampened demand among consumers or prompted backlash from state or federal regulators. Last year, consumers purchased more than 185 million pounds of fireworks, data compiled from the U.s. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission show.
All but four states - Delaware, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey - allow the sale of some types of fireworks or sparklers. No state has tightened restrictions on fireworks since the bombing, says Julie L. Heckman, executive director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, a trade group based in Bethesda, Md.
Now is peak fireworks season with 90% of everyday consumer pyrotechnics sold between April 15 to July 15, Heckman says.
"I think most Americans realize that bad things can be made out of many common materials," Heckman said.
Consumer fireworks individually do not mass detonate because they contain low levels of explosive mixed with other chemicals to make the firework colorful, says Phantom CEO Bruce Zoldan. Tsarnaev, using a technique recommended by al Qaeda, appears to have cut open the pyrotechnics to remove the powder and put it in the pressure cooker, Zoldan said.
"It’s possible to get enough powder together to do something, but there are easier ways to do that," Zoldan said.
The industry, which is tightly regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Transportation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and state authorities, is willing to work on ways to prevent products from being used improperly or assist law enforcement when needed, Zoldan said.
Were you under the impression that your credit card transactions are private? If so, I am sorry to burst your bubble. As you will see below, there are actually multiple government agencies that are gathering and storing records of your credit card transactions. And in turn, those government agencies share that information with other government agencies that want it. So if you are making a purchase that you don’t want anyone to know about, don’t use a credit card. This is one of the reasons why the government hates cash so much. It is just so hard to track. In this day and age, the federal government seems to be absolutely obsessed with gathering as much information about all of us as it possibly can. But there is one big problem. What they are doing directly violates the U.S. Constitution. For those that are not familiar with it, the following is what the Fourth Amendment actually says: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Unfortunately, the Fourth Amendment is essentially dead at this point. The federal government is investigating all of us and gathering information on all of us all day, every day without end.
Many Americans have never even heard of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but Judicial Watch has discovered that they are spending millions of dollars to collect and analyze our financial transactions…
Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) revealing that the agency has spent millions of dollars for the warrantless collection and analysis of Americans’ financial transactions. The documents also reveal that CFPB contractors may be required to share the information with “additional government entities.”
Judicial Watch was able to obtain some absolutely shocking documents thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request that it filed in April. The following is a summary of some of the things those documents show…
An unsettling report prepared by the Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) circulating in the Kremlin today on the just completed talks between Russia and the United States in Washington D.C. says that the Obama regime has requested at least 15,000 Russian troops trained in disaster relief and “crowd functions” [i.e. riot control] be pre-positioned to respond to FEMA Region III during an unspecified “upcoming” disaster.
According to this report, this unprecedented request was made directly to Minister Vladimir Puchkov by US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Director Janet Napolitano who said these Russian troops would work “directly and jointly” with her Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of whose mission is to secure the continuity of the US government in the event of natural disasters or war.
Important to note, this report says, is that FEMA Region III, the area Russian troops are being requested for, includes Washington D.C. and the surrounding States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, “strongly suggesting” that the Obama regime has lost confidence in its own military being able to secure its survival should it be called upon to do so.
In his public statements, yesterday, regarding these matters Minister Puchkov stated, “We have decided that the US Federal Emergency Management Agency and Russia’s Emergencies Ministry will work together to develop systems to protect people and territory from cosmic impacts,” and further noted that his meeting with DHS Director Napolitano also covered other kinds of natural emergencies, such as recent years’ extreme weather in both Russia and United States.
In this EMERCOM report, however, Minister Puchkov notes that the Russian troops being requested by the Obama regime would “more than likely” be paired with US-DHS troops who last year purchased nearly 2 billion rounds of ammunition and just this past month placed and emergency order for riot gear.
As to what “upcoming disaster” the US is preparing for, this report continues, appears to be “strongly related” to last weeks assassination of American reporter Michael Hastings who was killed while attempting to reach the safety of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles, and as we had reported on in our 20 June report Top US Journalist Attempting To Reach Israeli Consulate Assassinated.
Further to be noted about Hastings assassination by the Obama regime is the continued US mainstream propaganda news cover-up of it, though many freelance reporters continue to uncover the truth, such as Jim Stone whose investigation noted that the rear portion of Hastings car was blown open and shredded with the rest of the car nicely intact, which runs counter to the “official” story that this vehicle has hit a tree.