Monday, December 17, 2012

Update Berita Tentang Kiamat 2012

Inilah update berita tentang akhir dan awal zaman, yang ditandai oleh tanggal 21 Desember 2012.

UPDATE 17 Desember 2012
Beberapa pesan mengatakan
Dari Michael Christ, web Abundant Hope: 
Bumi akan memasuki era baru dan mengakhiri era lama, era kasih akan menang mengalahkan era kejahatan yang selama ini sudah merajai planet Bumi.
Iblis dan setan dihukum dan dilenyapkan dari dari tatasurya kita,
Sistem ekonomi sekarang akan runtuh dan diganti.
Sistem politik dikuasai orang-orang yang baik, bukan orang yang jahat.
Agama dunia tidak akan berantakan dan saling bermusuhan seperti sekarang, akan disatukan dalam satu agama yang spiritual.
Bumi dikoreksi, diubah, diperbaiki,
Perubahan genetika, level vibrasi, kita bisa memandang dimensi gaib dan sebagainya
Perubahan akan dilakukan cepat
Akan ada gelap 3 hari, 3Day of Darkness, dimana matahari akan ditutupi oleh pesawat angkasa raksasa, sehingga kondisi bumi akan hampir gelap. Pada saat itu, tetap di rumah, hindari lokasi pantai dikuatirkan tsunami, banyak berdoa. Jangan kuatir.

Update on the Three Days of Darkness (3DD)---Christ Michael thru Candace
http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/xn/detail/2859786:Topic:1819305

Abundant Hope net
http://www.abundanthope.net/pages/
Dec 16, 2012 - Message 122: THE REAL IMPENDING CELEBRATION
Seraphin says: “You are now approaching the REAL CELEBRATION, which is the REAL TRIUMPH OF LOVE ON A PLANET WHICH HAS PERPETRATED THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF LOVE THROUGH DELIBERATE ACTS OF HATRED AS WELL AS TOLERANCE OF IMPERFECTION, REFUSAL TO DISCERN AND DESCENT INTO PASSIVITY. Your lack of concern about what is happening on the other side of the world and also on the other side of your fence, as well as the complete failure to perceive the systematic destruction behind the scenes of ALL THAT IS HOLY, has brought us to this point”

Ashtar Command - Spiritual Community Network: 12-12-12 to 12-21-12 - The Wave of Energy You've All Been Waiting For Has Begun. http://goo.gl/mag/nGGe0uT
http://www.ashtarcommand.org/ atau http://www.galacticmessages.com/blog/
The Time has Come http://richjn.blogspot.com/2012/08/tolec-august-21-2012-time-has-come.html

Friday, November 23, 2012

10 Ancient Wonders As You Have Never Seen Them

10 Ancient Wonders As You Have Never Seen Them:
There were originally seven wonders of the ancient world but now only one remains. Fortunately there are some very good replicas around the world or other objects based on the originals so we can actually get a real life look at what most of them would have looked like. In looking at these pictures it certainly becomes clear why they were considered the great wonders of the world. Because the original list was of seven wonders I have added an additional three – one from Rome, one that was originally on the list but got removed, and one from Ethiopia (which is still standing).


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Great Pyramid of Giza
2584–2561 BC – Present Day

This is the only one of the original seven wonders still standing. And while you can visit today to see it – you can’t see it as it was originally built. The entire pyramid was clad on the outside with highly polished white limestone tiles. The pyramid would have glistened in the harsh Egyptian sun. Unfortunately in 1300 an earthquake loosened the majority of the tiles and they were consequently taken away to build mosques.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Youth vote decides presidential election – again. Is this the new normal?

Youth vote decides presidential election – again. Is this the new normal?:
The youth vote proved decisive in Tuesday's presidential election, just as it did in 2008. But this year, it was a far greater surprise.

Obama hugs Michelle, and makes Facebook history - AFP

Obama hugs Michelle, and makes Facebook history - AFP:

AFP

Obama hugs Michelle, and makes Facebook history
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By Marianne Barriaux (AFP) – 5 minutes ago. WASHINGTON — It was a moving photo like countless others on Facebook, but the caption "four more years" said it all -- US President Barack Obama had won re-election, and was about to make social media ...
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Obama’s victory brings joy, hope

Obama’s victory brings joy, hope: Distant supporters: Indonesians attending an event organized by the US Embassy in Jakarta to watch the returns of the US election burst into cheers after media declared that Barack Obama had secured ...

Guest Post: What An Obama Victory Means For The Middle East

Guest Post: What An Obama Victory Means For The Middle East: Submitted by Claude Salhani of OilPrice.com, Memo to the Arab World: Good news and bad news with the re-election of Barack Obama to the White House. (Read more…) The good news is that a victory by the Republican candidate Mitt Romney would have given Israel and its current leadership a free hand at continuing a [...]

Fifth annual global forum on democracy opens in Bali

Fifth annual global forum on democracy opens in Bali: The fifth edition of the annual Bali Democracy Forum opens Thursday to discuss the promotion of democratic principles and values at the global level after four years of exploring and identifying ...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ocean creatures face climate consequences

Ocean creatures face climate consequences: Sharks and loggerhead turtles look like marine life hit hardest by global warming.

UN Chief Sounds the 'Alarm' on Global Warming, Food Prices

UN Chief Sounds the 'Alarm' on Global Warming, Food Prices: Addressing 120 world leaders, he warned about the implications of the
war in Syria, the unresolved Palestinian statehood issue, Israel- Iran
war rhetoric and Islamic fury over an anti-Muslim video.
...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds

Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds:
Yep. It's got nothing to do with the bankers. The global economic train wreck is due to CO2. Really.

Climate change: Arctic snow lost faster than ice

Climate change: Arctic snow lost faster than ice:
Climate change: Arctic snow lost faster than ice

Nature 489, 7417 (2012). doi:10.1038/489477b

The rate of loss of Arctic snow cover during spring is outpacing even the rapid decline of sea ice.Chris Derksen in Toronto and Ross Brown in Montreal, both of Environment Canada, looked at satellite data on high-latitude snow cover between April and June since

Salt Marshes Will Absorb Carbon until 2050, but Then Be Overwhelmed

Salt Marshes Will Absorb Carbon until 2050, but Then Be Overwhelmed:
By Alister Doyle
OSLO (Reuters) - Salt marshes around the world's coasts will help slow climate change until about 2050 by soaking up greenhouse gases but then risk making the problem even worse as sea levels rise, a study showed on Wednesday.
Plants such as grasses and shrubs - which thrive in salt marshes found from India to the United States - absorb heat-trapping carbon from the air. [More]

100 Million to Die by 2030 If World Fails to Act on Climate

100 Million to Die by 2030 If World Fails to Act on Climate:
By Nina Chestney
LONDON (Reuters) - More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.
As global average temperatures rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, the effects on the planet, such as melting ice caps, extreme weather, drought and rising sea levels, will threaten populations and livelihoods, said the report conducted by humanitarian organization DARA.
It calculated that five million deaths occur each year from air pollution, hunger and disease as a result of climate change and carbon-intensive economies, and that toll would likely rise to six million a year by 2030 if current patterns of fossil fuel use continue.
More than 90 percent of those deaths will occur in developing countries, said the report that calculated the human and economic impact of climate change on 184 countries in 2010 and 2030. [More]

Friday, September 7, 2012

10 Living Things That Are Surprisingly Related

10 Living Things That Are Surprisingly Related:
Due to a worldwide increase in scientific literacy, most people are familiar with what a species is. They know that two different animals or plants are different species. However, breeding has produced subspecies which can confuse the issue somewhat. The ordinary potato and the sweet potato are completely unrelated, yet the incredibly varied dachshund, the Great Dane, and the old English sheepdog are all, astoundingly, the same species. Here are ten species whose members are just as unexpectedly varied.


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Brassica oleracea
Brassica Romanesco
Brassica oleracea is a species of leafy vegetable which we know in many different forms. It has been bred into a number of different subspecies, each with its own morphology and taste. Imagine sitting down to a meal of steamed broccoli, baked cauliflower, fried kale and cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Every single one of these vegetables, despite looking and tasting different, is Brassica oleracea. Broccoli has been bred to accentuate the inner part whilst cabbage has been bred for its leaves. It does not take a stretch of the imagination to see that Brussels sprouts are, for the most part, miniaturized cabbages, and cauliflowers are largely paler broccolis. Kale are cabbages which have been bred to grow their leaves outwards instead of into a head. Nevertheless, all these vegetables are easily distinguished by taste, and their hugely different shapes and colors makes it surprising that they are all the exact same species.

How hiccups, yawns and giggles make us human

How hiccups, yawns and giggles make us human: In his new book, "Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond," Robert R. Provine takes us on a tour of those all-too-common quirks that make us sometimes hide our heads in shame.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

James Dorsey: Afghanistan's Future: Civil War or Soccer Rivalry?

Olahraga mempersatukan Afghanistan.
 
James Dorsey: Afghanistan's Future: Civil War or Soccer Rivalry?

.. .
A decade later, a major Afghan telecommunications company, Roshan Telecom Development Co., and media tycoon Saad Mohsen's Moby Group are launching Afghan Premier League soccer in what David Ignatius of the Washington Post juxtaposes as Afghanistan's post-withdrawal options: televised soccer rivalry or armed civil war.

Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) president Keramuddin Karim backed by sociological analysis argues that "to establish peace and stabilize a country, one must not only focus on training soldiers. Sport is also a strong base for peace, as it embodies values such as unity, integration, pride and prevents racism, drugs and other elements that bring insecurity to the country."


.. U.S.-led international forces played shortly after their overthrow of the Taliban an Afghan team in Kabul's Ghazi Stadium to highlight the change they were bringing to the war-ravaged country. Last December, Afghan leaders together with U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker and the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, attended the festive opening of Kabul's completely refurbished 25,000 seat Ghazi stadium to highlight progress from the days that the Taliban used it for public executions and amputations of limbs.

The hope now is that the new league's eight teams who represent different parts of the country with a history of being at loggerheads with one another will compete on the pitch instead of the battlefield once U.S. forces have left despite the fact that some of them bear the names of fiery birds: the Eagles of the Hindu Kush in central Afghanistan, the Goshawks from southeastern Afghanistan and the Falcons of Kabul.

The recruitment of players also serves the effort to bridge the country's fault lines. Selection takes place on a reality television show, Maidan e Sabz or Green Field, for which thousands of Afghans have applied. The audience of each show selects 18 out of 30 candidates whose performance is judged by a group of former Afghan national team players and coaches who pick 15 players while the studio audience votes for the final three. ...

iafrica.com | news | world news | Arabs slam Syria violence

iafrica.com | news | world news | Arabs slam Syria violence


Arab foreign ministers denounced on Wednesday "crimes against humanity" being perpetrated in Syria, and called on the Damascus government to stop the violence immediately.
Iraq Rejects US Claims That Iran Using Airspace to Send Arms to Syria - by Dana Hughes
Red Cross promises to continue work in Syria
President al-Assad: Syria Welcomes Red Cross Humanitarian Operations
Syria aflame

Asia Times Online :: How to make more Singaporean babies

Asia Times Online :: How to make more Singaporean babies

Friday, August 31, 2012

Healthy Living in Old Age Can Add 6 Years to Life

Healthy Living in Old Age Can Add 6 Years to Life: healthy senior couple
Following a healthy lifestyle can lead to a significantly longer life, even among people who are already well into their 70s, new research shows.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sign That Gets a Workout in Bed ...

Sign That Gets a Workout in Bed ...:

Sign That Gets a Workout in Bed ...

Couple in Bed
Alamy
Your astrological sign can reveal a lot about how you can get into shape -- and for one sign, that happens best in the bedroom.Another sign should try a 'cardio striptease'

Saving little souls

Saving little souls:
Sexual temptation results in hundreds of unwanted babies being abandoned by young female factory workers every year, but things are finally moving in the right direction in Vietnam.

altPatrolling the backstreets on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, Huynh Tieu Huong made another heart-breaking discovery. Partially concealed in a pile of rubbish and wrapped in newspapers was a tiny baby.

“I heard her crying. She was very small, only about a day old,” Tieu Huong said. “We took her home and nursed her for a while. Then when she was strong enough we took her to hospital.”

It was just another night’s work for Tieu Huong, who runs an orphanage for abandoned children in Binh Duong province.

Here's The Truth About What's Responsible For The Debt And Deficit Problem

Amerika akan bangkrut juga dalam beberapa tahun mendatang. Kebanyakan hutang dan kebijakan sekarang. Diperlukan new economy policy, atau apa yang bisa dilakukan dengan sistem ekonomi sekarang? Inilah dia hasilnya jika keliru kebijakan ekonomi dan perang digabung.

Here's The Truth About What's Responsible For The Debt And Deficit Problem:
Ezra Klein of the Washington Post just tweeted around this chart, which short-circuits some of the prevailing myths about who and what are responsible for our deficit problem.
The chart is from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
It breaks down the amount of our national debt, historical and projected, by the budget decision and/or economic phenomenon that's responsible for it.
The big culprits?
  • The Bush tax cuts
  • The wars
  • The recession
Debt By Cause
Ezra Klein has more thoughts on the debt here.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

The Road From Rio

The Road From Rio:
Why Environmentalism Needs to Come Down From the Summit
August 16, 2012
Peter M. Haas
Summary: 
Despite high expectations and an ambitious agenda, the Rio+20 Conference failed to deliver meaningful progress on environmental issues. Fortunately, government inaction is not the whole story: the private sector, NGOs, and civil society groups are working to fill the void.
It is widely accepted that humanity is causing long-term irreversible damage to the planet. Recent scientific studies by groups such as the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Royal Society confirm that the climate system and many of the world’s vital ecosystems are in danger. There are also serious concerns about water, food, and energy scarcity; it is not at all clear how the world will satisfy the needs of a population that will plateau at nine billion by 2050. Doing so, and doing so sustainably, should be the core objective of international environmentalism.
The Rio+20 summit declaration was largely an exercise in kicking the can down the road.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

US economic recovery is a dangerous mirage | Nouriel Roubini

US economic recovery is a dangerous mirage | Nouriel Roubini:
Unlike the eurozone and the UK, where a double-dip recession is already under way, the US has undergone even more public sector releveraging - effectively stealing growth from the future

Africa's wealth is being devoured by tyrants and vultures

Africa's wealth is being devoured by tyrants and vultures:
Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo should be living in one of the world's richest countries. Plunder and corruption condemns them to poverty

We are teetering on the brink of another global food crisis | Amy Horton

English: A mother tends to her malnourished in...
English: A mother tends to her malnourished infant at the Maradi MSF aide centre, during the 2005 Nigerien famine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We are teetering on the brink of another global food crisis | Amy Horton:
Food speculators are driving up cereal prices, underlining the inherent vulnerability of a system in urgent need of reform
At the start of July, a record global harvest was predicted. Yet just a few weeks later, prices for maize and soybeans broke the record levels of the 2007-08 food crisis, when food riots broke out in 30 countries. Wheat prices have also risen, more than 50% in the past six weeks alone.
All of this leaves us teetering on the edge of another food crisis. When the UN releases its review of global hunger in September, it seems likely that the total number of people on the planet going hungry – currently put at 925 million – will increase.
The chief culprit has been the devastating US drought, which has withered more crops than any weather pattern since 1956. As climate change grips, such extremes are becoming the norm.
Biofuels – which last year swallowed almost 40% of the US maize harvest – have also been highlighted as part of the problem. In the US, pressure is growing to abandon targets for biofuels in car fuel. Livestock farmers are warning they won't be able to afford to feed their animals.
But missing from the lineup have been financial speculators, who have piled back into the market. Want to know what a brewing food crisis looks like to them? Last week, US hedge fund manager Peter Sorrentino commented: "It's like a big money tap has been turned on."
By June, markets in food derivatives were awash with $89bn in speculative cash. That figure is courtesy of Barclays, the UK's top food speculator, which this year highlighted speculation as a "key driver" of rising prices.
An update from analysts at the New England Complex Systems Institute calls for action. Their research has isolated biofuels and speculation as the central causes of food price increases in recent years, and for months they have warned:

Misguided food-to-ethanol conversion [biofuel] programmes and rampant commodity speculation have created a food price bubble, leading to an inevitable spike in prices by 2013. Now it appears the "crop shock" will arrive even sooner due to drought, unless measures to curb ethanol production and rein in speculators are adopted immediately.

Modelling by researchers at the institute, which has been validated by predictions generated last year, suggests that the new price spike, although initially caused by supply and demand shocks, will be exacerbated by financial speculation, sending prices considerably higher than they would otherwise go. The researchers point out that efforts to reform the markets have been too slow, with US regulators facing a legal challenge from Wall Street and European regulation also delayed. Consequently, measures that might have limited the effect of speculators have not yet been implemented.
The emerging crisis highlights the vulnerability of a food system that is increasingly dependent on volatile global trade in a few key cereals. As developing countries face stark choices over the future of their food systems, the food sovereignty movement calls for a more diverse, climate-resilient and locally controlled approach. Steps towards this could include building up regional trade and growing a range of indigenous crops, which are often more drought resistant than cereals such as maize.
But power to deliver many of the necessary reforms – not least reform of the global trade system – lies with developed nations. Without a radical change of approach to our food system, including regulation to prevent financial speculators gambling on food prices, the world's poorest people will continue to pay the highest price.
Amy Horton is a food campaigner with the World Development Movement

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Brazil and the rest of Latin America enjoying economic boom

Brazil and the rest of Latin America enjoying economic boom:
Growth, spending, enviably low public debt – it's a far cry from the crisis-hit old world
The cash machines in Santiago are running out of money, but it is not a run on the banks; shoppers in Chile are simply spending peso notes faster than the automated tellers can provide them. New skyscrapers are rising up in Bogotá to create the office and retail space needed by a growing economy. Mexico – the new darling of foreign investors – is outstripping GDP forecasts. Brazil, which overtook the UK as the world's sixth biggest economy last year, has just announced a $66bn (£42bn) stimulus plan in addition to the money it will splash out in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics in 2016.

More teens have oral sex earlier than vaginal intercourse

More teens have oral sex earlier than vaginal intercourse: The CDC study reflects a "hierarchical reordering of oral sex in American culture."