Why are Architects and Engineers Re-examining the WTC Collapses?
Architects and Engineers are trained to design buildings that function well and withstand potentially destructive forces. However, the 3 high-rise buildings at the World Trade Center which "collapsed" on 9/11 (the Twin Towers plus WTC Building #7) presented us with a body of evidence (i.e., controlled demolition) that was clearly outside the scope of our training and experience.
In addition, the shock that hit us on that date from the repeated attacks and staggering loss of life has limited our ability to rationally evaluate what really happened. We therefore found ourselves relying solely upon the judgment of outside "experts"...
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Connaissiez-vous les open sauce softwares ? Dans la première phrase j'ai pensé à une erreur de "The INQUIRER" mais quand j'ai lu ça dans la deuxième, je me suis demandé si j'avais raté quelque chose... On retrouve cette expression à plusieurs endroits dans ce journal sur d'autres sites... Peut etre une bonne âme pour nous expliquer ça :P
Ceci dit, interressant pour le Brésil. À suivre de près.
THE BRAZILIAN Electoral Supreme Court announced last Friday that Brazil's 2008 elections will use 430,000 electronic voting machines running GNU/Linux and open sauce voting applications.
The voting machines will be migrated from VirtuOS and Microsoft Windows CE to GNU/Linux and open sauce software in order to meet legal requirements for security and auditability.
EXCERPTS FROM THIS AMAZING FINAL BOOK BY PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD:
"I completely replaced cabinet and staff. You may recognize some of my appointees: George H.W. Bush - Director, CIA Richard Cheney - Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld - Secretary of Defense Alan Greenspan - Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors"
Ted Olson’s report was very important. It provided the only evidence that American 77, which was said to have struck the Pentagon, had still been aloft after it had disappeared from FAA radar around 9:00 AM there had been reports, after this disappearance, that an airliner had crashed on the Ohio-Kentucky border. Also, Barbara Olson had been a very well-known commentator on CNN. The report that she died in a plane that had been hijacked by Arab Muslims was an important factor in getting the nation’s support for the Bush administration’s “war on terror.” Ted Olson’s report was important in still another way, being the sole source of the widely accepted idea that the hijackers had box cutters.3
However, although Ted Olson’s report of phone calls from his wife has been a central pillar of the official account of 9/11, this report has been completely undermined.
La nouvelle ne manque par de piquant. La société PointDev poursuit pour contrefaçon Sony BMG, une major souvent montée au créneau pour faire respecter les droits de ses artistes, notamment en matière de piratage sur Internet. La maison de disques aurait ainsi exploité le logiciel dadministration pour serveurs et postes clients sous Windows, Ideal Migration, sans avoir contracté les licences nécessaires.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Friday that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are fostering terrorism.
Terror groups are taking their cues from organized crime and funding their operations with money they make committing intellectual property crimes, he told a gathering of Silicon Valley executives.
"Criminal syndicates, and in some cases even terrorist groups, view IP crime as a lucrative business and see it as a low-risk way to fund other activities," Mukasey said. "A primary goal of our IP enforcement mission is to show these criminals that they're wrong."
Mukasey, who did not elaborate and did not take questions, said his department is devoting increasing resources to prosecuting such crimes and filed 7 percent more IP cases in 2007 than in 2006 and 33 percent more than in 2005.
Before Friday's speech, Mukasey met privately with representatives from companies including Apple Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc.
"Il est proposé que tous les fournisseurs de services Internet soient tenus de s’assurer que leurs systèmes ont la capacité technique de fournir un accès légal aux organismes d’application de la loi et de sécurité nationale", expose le document officiel. Autrement dit : les fournisseurs d’accès seraient obligés de stocker certaines données sur leurs abonnés et d’en donner l’accès aux enquêteurs.
Par ailleurs, le texte rappelle que le Code criminel interdit d’intercepter volontairement une communication privée. Mais pour justifier une éventuelle interception des e-mails, il souligne que "lorsqu’une communication est consignée par écrit, il ne s’agit plus réellement d’une communication privée" étant donné que "le document peut facilement se retrouver entre les mains d’un tiers".
Duffy asked Marohasy: "Is the Earth stillwarming?"
She replied: "No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what youd expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years."
Duffy: "Is this a matter of any controversy?"
Très bon film. Il n'y a rien d'inutile, on voit que l'auteur a pris un soin poarticulier pour nous exposer les faits. J'apprécie beaucoup la discrétion avec laquelle elle réussi à nous montrer son indignation face à ces personnages infréquantables et pire. Chapeau !
Comment une telle firme a-t-elle pu subsister aussi longtemps ?
In September of 2007, the city of Windsor, which borders the United States, officially asked for financial assistance from Ottawa to deal with American refugees flooding into Canada. This is proving to be the tip of the iceberg, and only the first wave of economic refugees that have been created in the United States.
Comme chaque année, la manifestation, qui a débuté dans le calme, s'est terminée par des affrontements entre un groupe de manifestants et les policiers.
Comme chaque année... Moi,ça me rapelle Montebello. Il sMest averré que ce groupe de manifestants qui voulaient en découdre n'était rien d'autre que des policiers. L'information a été reconnue par la police de Québec.... (Le lien est brisé à l'heure où j'écris ceci.)
24 août 2007 - Réagissant à une vidéo diffusée sur YouTube, la Sûreté du Québec admet que trois de ses hommes ont tenté de s'introduire dans un contingent syndical parmi les manifestants au Sommet de Montebello. Le syndicat demande une enquête publique. Comment peut-on juger de telles pratiques policières?
HOW TO SUCK MORE MONEY OUT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOW TO SUCK MORE MONEY OUT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE... Posted Mar 16, 2008 02:16 PM PST Category: DICTATORSHIP Step 1: Use taxpayer money and additional ticket fees to add tons of security to make airport travel a painful experience.
Step 2: Sell travelers a card to let them go back to boarding planes hassle free like they used to before all the added security.
Net effect? People still get on the planes like they used to, but are now suckered into paying for security systems and paying more to ignore them.
Such a deal
La messe est dite. La mode du "global warming" n'a rien à voir avec l'écologie, c'est un business. Les écologistes d'aujourd'hui, ceux qui ne sont pas tombés dans le panneau, ont tout à refaire... C'est la pollution qu'il faut combattre, pas le climat... Mon opinion.
PARIS, Sept. 25 — A group representing some of the world’s leading banks will urge the United States and other industrial nations this week to move quickly to introduce a lightly regulated system for trading carbon emissions permits.
Permit-trading systems offer banks a potentially vast new business.
Expérience indépendante sur les effets de l'aspartame... Publication documentée.
I did my aspartame experiment because my family was addicted to diet soda. After researching the effects of aspartame, I strongly believed the artificial sweetener might one day lead to their illness and even early death.
Voici la liste des villes "testées positives". Beaucoup n'ont pas été testées, plus drôle beaucoup de médicaments ne sont pas cités. Je cherche encore la source...
Témoignage et interview de Mohamed Omer en direct de Gaza.
Israel applique la solution finale au peuple palestiniens...
The underground fires, burning for weeks are a reality. Photos and witnesses (firemen) prove that. So, do you really assume that it was the jet fuel that kept burning for weeks???!! Or a paper basket?? Or some newspapers and wooden desks?? The stubbornness which you "Official Story Theorists" exhibit against learning the facts is indicating that they know very well where the smoking gun is to be found!
Carlos Latuff est un grand illustrateur. On trouve quelques-uns de ses dessins sur ce blog. Pupliés avec la mention "Copyleft".
Il a fait une video pour expliquer son engagement pour le peuple Palestinien
Oui, la Palestine est un pays !
"We would like to express our disappointment over this regretful decision of the government of Costa Rica to establish full diplomatic relations with the 'state of Palestine,' " Mekel said. "This act of Costa Rica totally contradicts the traditional friendship that characterized its relations with Israel since its establishment."
Transcript (non-vérifié) d'une interview donnée par Mohammed Omer à Amy Goodman de Democracy Now
AMY GOODMAN: Mohammed Omer, a quote from Reuters of an Israeli official calling this all a “prequel,” going on to say, “If they continue to fire the rockets, [then] there will be more operations like this one or worse.” And Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai last week threatening a “holocaust” in Gaza if rocket fire continues, saying, “The more Qassam fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, [the Palestinians] will bring upon themselves a bigger shoah [holocaust] because we will use all our might to defend ourselves.” Your response, Mohammed Omer?
Chavez sends troops to Colombia border - Venezuela- msnbc.com He called the U.S.-allied government in Bogota "a terrorist state" and labeled President Alvaro Uribe "a criminal."
The leftist leader warned that Colombia’s slaying of rebel spokesman Raul Reyes could spark a war.
“It wasn’t any combat. It was a cowardly murder, all of it coldly calculated,” Chavez said.
“We pay tribute to a true revolutionary, who was Raul Reyes,” Chavez said, recalling that he had met rebel in Brazil in 1995 and calling him a “good revolutionary.”
Chavez: Colombia the Israel of region
Chavez said he had just spoken to Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and that Ecuador was also sending troops to its border with Colombia.
“The Colombian government has become the Israel of Latin America,” an agitated Chavez said, mentioning another country that he has criticized for its military strikes. “We aren’t going to permit Colombia to become the Israel of these lands.”
My sleep was largely interrupted , last night so was my my daughter’s. The shooting was so heavy against different areas of the city , as well as different parts of the Gaza strip , the jet fighters sound was too loud as well as the helicopters sound.
This morning 28th of February it is disproportional open war , civilians pay the price , 15 people were killed , as an outcome of last night attack , including 3 months old baby 1000 children were killed in the last 5 years alone
Last week, Mr. Sarkozy was quoted as saying that he wouldn’t shake hands with anyone that didn’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The gravity of his statement is very real, since accepting Israel as an exclusively Jewish state amounts to condoning and embracing racism in its most fundamentalist forms. It is very much like insisting that France should belong exclusively to the Catholics and that the non-Catholic citizens of France would have to come to terms with their inferior status as lesser citizens who eventually would have to choose between embracing Catholicism or expulsion.
We believe we can now pull this issue up out of the weeds a bit, after more than 24 hours of trying to make sense of what the Los Angeles County Registrar's office has been describing to the media as "real clear."
What's clear is that the only thing that's clear is the fact that the county's new acting Registrar of Voters, Dean Logan, has seriously blown his first outing since coming South from his disastrous 2004 Washington state gubernatorial election debacle.
Unless swift action is taken by Logan and CA Sec. of State Debra Bowen, it's likely that hundreds of thousands of voters may have been disenfranchised in last Tuesday's Democratic Primary Election...
As we reported in some detail Tuesday, there was, and still is, massive confusion about how Independent (also called Non-Partisan, also called Decline-to-State or DTS) voters were to cast their ballots to ensure they were counted in the LA County election.
Décidément, non les États-unis d'Amérique ne sont pas une démocratie... Pas plus que le Canada d'ailleurs...
Climate Change: Not every scientist is part of Al Gore's mythical "consensus." Scientists worried about a new ice age seek funding to better observe something bigger than your SUV — the sun.
THE Palestinian Authority claims the two-week breach of the border between southern Gaza and Egypt last month allowed up to 2000 global jihadi militants to infiltrate the restive strip to take up the fight against Israel.
The men have begun tours of Hamas training camps throughout Gaza and have vowed to step up attacks on the Israeli side of the security barrier, say key figures among forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who lost control of Gaza during infighting last June.
En clair : Mahmoud Habas travaille avec Israel pour donner une escuse au massacre final de Gaza. Bientôt sur vos écrans, la solution finale en direct, l'élimination complète des "globals jihadistes"
And while both talked about wrong-headed U.S. policy in Iraq and Iran, they also criticized Israel for its role.
Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, and Edward Peck, onetime chief of mission in Baghdad and former ambassador to Mauritania, spoke recently at a forum sponsored by Cleveland Peace Action Now and Trinity Cathedral. Before the event, this reporter and a journalist from The Plain Dealer talked to Ritter and Peck.
The White House is using outright fabrications and exaggerations to persuade the American public that Iran has an active nuclear weapons program, Ritter and Peck claimed. The ultimate goal, they said, is overthrow of Iran’s Islamic theocracy.