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Fracking Earthquakes Confirmed (Again) in Ohio
16-10-2014

here has been an ongoing battle between researchers and the natural gas and oil industries over whether or not hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is definitively leading to an increase in earthquake activity.

In an article entitled "Oklahoma Breaking Records For Earthquake Activity - Fracking?" I presented evidence from the U.S. Army, U.S. Geological Survey, the Oklahoma Geological Survey and the Geological Society of America, which suggests that it is becoming conclusive that fracking causes earthquakes. Furthermore, studies also indicate that even when fracking is halted, earthquake activity can continue and earthquake magnitude can increase over time.

Ohio is already on the map as one of the 6 states where earthquakes are a new feature of reality http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/03/05/f ... ery-state/ And it's one state where mainstream geologists and seismologists are now confirming the link between fracking and earthquakes that we have been suspecting all along.

Earlier this year even the Associated Press had to report that:

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

[...]

While earlier studies had linked earthquakes in the same region to deep-injection wells used for disposal of fracking wastewater, this marks the first time tremors in the region have been tied directly to fracking, Simmers said. The five seismic events in March couldn't be easily felt by people.

[...]

Glenda Besana-Ostman, a former seismologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources,
confirmed the finding is the first in the area to suggest a connection between the quakes and fracking. A deep-injection wastewater well in the same region of Ohio was found to be the likely cause of a series of quakes in 2012.
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These findings resulted in tentative action being taken in Ohio that included an indefinite moratorium on drilling at the affected site.

Now a new study appearing in Seismological Research Letters confirms that 400 small earthquakes were triggered in 2013 along a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County, Ohio, marking the first recorded seismic activity in the area.

They would state:
"Hydraulic fracturing has the potential to trigger earthquakes, and in this case, small ones that could not be felt, however the earthquakes were three orders of magnitude larger than normally expected," said Paul Friberg, a seismologist with Instrumental Software Technologies, Inc. (ISTI) and a co-author of the study.

The earthquakes revealed an east-west trending fault that lies in the basement formation at approximately two miles deep and directly below the three horizontal gas wells. The EarthScope Transportable Array Network Facility identified the first earthquakes on Oct. 2, 2013, locating them south of Clendening Lake near the town of Uhrichsville, Ohio. A subsequent analysis identified 190 earthquakes during a 39-hour period on Oct. 1 and 2, just hours after hydraulic fracturing began on one of the wells.

The micro-seismicity varied, corresponding with the fracturing activity at the wells. The timing of the earthquakes, along with their tight linear clustering and similar waveform signals, suggest a unique source for the cause of the earthquakes—the hydraulic fracturing operation. The fracturing likely triggered slip on a pre-existing fault, though one that is located below the formation expected to confine the fracturing, according to the authors.

"As hydraulic fracturing operations explore new regions, more seismic monitoring will be needed since many faults remain unmapped." Friberg co-authored the paper with Ilya Dricker, also with ISTI, and Glenda Besana-Ostman originally with Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and now with the Bureau of Reclamation at the U.S. Department of Interior. (emphasis added)

The link between fracking and earthquakes is becoming too strong to ignore, or to shrug off as "extremely rare" when the scientific studies keeping mounting.

In addition to the threat of earthquake activity, the negative environmental and health effects of poisoned water and food is spurring people to take action. A key fracking trial in Dallas pitted Texans Bob and Lisa Parr of Wise County against Aruba Petroleum

for property and personal damages which the couple claims they have suffered as a result of Aruba’s fracking operations. The Parr property was surrounded by natural gas frackers in 2009. The Parrs charge that frackers have so polluted their air and water as to destroy their right to peacefully enjoy their home and property and properly care for their pets and livestock, some of whom have died as a result of the fracking pollution, according to the complaint against Plano, Texas-based Aruba Petroleum. (Source)

The jury sided with the Parrs and the judge upheld the verdict by awarding them $2.9 million.

Similar negative health effects have been reported in Pennsylvania and Louisiana:

...the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture quarantined 28 cattle belonging to Don and Carol Johnson, who farm about 175 miles southwest of (nearby Slope Farm's owner Ken) Jaffe. The animals had come into wastewater that leaked from a nearby well that showed concentrations of chlorine, barium, magnesium, potassium, and radioactive strontium. In Louisiana, 16 cows that drank fluid from a fracked well began bellowing, foaming and bleeding at the mouth, then dropped dead. Homeowners near fracked sites complain about a host of frightening consequences, from poisoned wells to sickened pets to debilitating illnesses. (Source)


If you would like to see some visual evidence of what people are going through in fracked regions, please see the move Gasland the short video The Face of Fracking Victims , and see these 5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable .

When combined with the mounting evidence of the fracking-earthquake link, it is clear that fracking is becoming a menace that can't be ignored. It is imperative that people become informed and begin raising this issue with local government. The history of oil and gas exploration indicates that a rollback from Big Energy will not be done without overwhelming opposition.

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/fra ... irmed.html
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tja betreft bovenstaande...


Jezuiten filmen/fotograferen elke aanslag... Zapruderfilm (Kennedy)............. 4 isreali's die op 9/11 een feestje vieren in NYC.. op een parkeerdek, met professionele filmapparatuur...... een foto van MH 17 voor vertrek, en foto's van de rampplek... direct na het neerstorten... notabene door dezelfde fotograaf... enz...

Het echte nieuws (news= North, South, East West) wordt gemaakt, en dat is niets nieuws...

Wordt vervolgd... nieuwe afleveringen ziijn in de maak...
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BL@DE schreef:tja betreft bovenstaande...


Jezuiten filmen/fotograferen elke aanslag... Zapruderfilm (Kennedy)............. 4 isreali's die op 9/11 een feestje vieren in NYC.. op een parkeerdek, met professionele filmapparatuur...... een foto van MH 17 voor vertrek, en foto's van de rampplek... direct na het neerstorten... notabene door dezelfde fotograaf... enz...

Het echte nieuws (news= North, South, East West) wordt gemaakt, en dat is niets nieuws...

Wordt vervolgd... nieuwe afleveringen ziijn in de maak...
Deel 2 Ottawa Schooting...

Natuurlijk kon deel 2 niet uitblijven...

De "held" van de dag is natuurlijk Kevin-Vickers hier op beeld met zijn Mason outfit aan...
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Masons onderhouden connecties met de Jezuiten... want ze eten uit dezelfde ruif... uiteraard...

Ondertussen tellen we 6 camera's op het onderstaande filmpje... en nog meer...
Gelukkig voor ons 6 zodat we een goed beeld hebben van wat er gebeurde... owja, wat ook opvalt is dat het altijd 1 schutter is... met uiteraard connecties naar ISIS of een andere terror stichting...
De Lone Gunman.... is back again..



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I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on — and you’d be, too

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I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to replace it. I am now the owner of a new “smart” TV, which promises to deliver streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media, and Internet browsing. Oh, and TV too.

The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy.

The amount of data this thing collects is staggering. It logs where, when, how, and for how long you use the TV. It sets tracking cookies and beacons designed to detect “when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message.” It records “the apps you use, the websites you visit, and how you interact with content.” It ignores “do-not-track” requests as a considered matter of policy.

It also has a built-in camera — with facial recognition. The purpose is to provide “gesture control” for the TV and enable you to log in to a personalized account using your face. On the upside, the images are saved on the TV instead of uploaded to a corporate server. On the downside, the Internet connection makes the whole TV vulnerable to hackers who have demonstrated the ability to take complete control of the machine.

More troubling is the microphone. The TV boasts a “voice recognition” feature that allows viewers to control the screen with voice commands. But the service comes with a rather ominous warning: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.” Got that? Don’t say personal or sensitive stuff in front of the TV.

You may not be watching, but the telescreen is listening.

I do not doubt that this data is important to providing customized content and convenience, but it is also incredibly personal, constitutionally protected information that should not be for sale to advertisers and should require a warrant for law enforcement to access.

Unfortunately, current law affords little privacy protection to so-called “third party records,” including email, telephone records, and data stored in “the cloud.” Much of the data captured and transmitted by my new TV would likely fall into this category. Although one federal court of appeals has found this rule unconstitutional with respect to email, the principle remains a bedrock of modern electronic surveillance.

According to retired General David Petraeus, former head of the CIA, Internet-enabled “smart” devices can be exploited to reveal a wealth of personal data. “Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvester,” he reportedly told a venture capital firm in 2012. “We’ll spy on you through your dishwasher” read one headline. Indeed, as the “Internet of Things” matures, household appliances and physical objects will become more networked. Your ceiling lights, thermostat, and washing machine — even your socks — may be wired to interact online. The FBI will not have to bug your living room; you will do it yourself.

Of course, there is always the “dumb” option. Users may have the ability to disable data collection, but it comes at a cost. The device will not function properly or allow the use of its high-tech features. This leaves consumers with an unacceptable choice between keeping up with technology and retaining their personal privacy.

We should not have to channel surf worried that the TV is recording our behavior for the benefit of advertisers and police. Companies need to become more mindful of consumer privacy when deciding whether to collect personal data. And law enforcement should most certainly be required to get a warrant before accessing it.

In the meantime, I’ll be in the market for a new tinfoil hat and cone of silence.

http://trove.com/me/content/yFfoW?utm_s ... dium=email
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Skyscraper of the Sea: Research Ship Sailed by Astronauts

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Study: Brazilian police kill about 6 people a day

Nov 11th 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 for an average of six killings a day, a public safety NGO said Tuesday.

The study by the Sao Paulo-based Brazilian Forum on Public Safety said police nationwide killed 11,197 people over the past five years, while law enforcement agents in the United States killed 11,090 people over the past 30 years.

"The empirical evidence shows that Brazilian police make abusive use of lethal force to respond to crime and violence," the report said.

There were 416 people killed last year in Rio de Janeiro state, giving it the highest per-capita rate for 2013.

The study also said 50,806 people were killed in all homicides last year, about one person every 10 minutes.

Nearly 70 percent of the homicide victims were black and more than half were ages 15 to 29, the report said.

In addition to using excessive force, Brazilian police frequently execute suspects, said Bruno Paes Manso of the University of Sao Paulo's Center for the Study on Violence. He called it "a practice rarely investigated."

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Russian scientists have explored a newly-formed and mysterious crater in Siberia. Theу hope their research will shed light on the origin of the hole in the land that locals call ‘the end of the world.’

READ FULL STORY: http://on.rt.com/kxd3ww

Courtesy: Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration
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Mec schreef:I’m terrified of my new TV: Why I’m scared to turn this thing on — and you’d be, too

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I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to replace it. I am now the owner of a new “smart” TV, which promises to deliver streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media, and Internet browsing. Oh, and TV too.

The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy.

The amount of data this thing collects is staggering. It logs where, when, how, and for how long you use the TV. It sets tracking cookies and beacons designed to detect “when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message.” It records “the apps you use, the websites you visit, and how you interact with content.” It ignores “do-not-track” requests as a considered matter of policy.

It also has a built-in camera — with facial recognition. The purpose is to provide “gesture control” for the TV and enable you to log in to a personalized account using your face. On the upside, the images are saved on the TV instead of uploaded to a corporate server. On the downside, the Internet connection makes the whole TV vulnerable to hackers who have demonstrated the ability to take complete control of the machine.

More troubling is the microphone. The TV boasts a “voice recognition” feature that allows viewers to control the screen with voice commands. But the service comes with a rather ominous warning: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.” Got that? Don’t say personal or sensitive stuff in front of the TV.

You may not be watching, but the telescreen is listening.

I do not doubt that this data is important to providing customized content and convenience, but it is also incredibly personal, constitutionally protected information that should not be for sale to advertisers and should require a warrant for law enforcement to access.

Unfortunately, current law affords little privacy protection to so-called “third party records,” including email, telephone records, and data stored in “the cloud.” Much of the data captured and transmitted by my new TV would likely fall into this category. Although one federal court of appeals has found this rule unconstitutional with respect to email, the principle remains a bedrock of modern electronic surveillance.

According to retired General David Petraeus, former head of the CIA, Internet-enabled “smart” devices can be exploited to reveal a wealth of personal data. “Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvester,” he reportedly told a venture capital firm in 2012. “We’ll spy on you through your dishwasher” read one headline. Indeed, as the “Internet of Things” matures, household appliances and physical objects will become more networked. Your ceiling lights, thermostat, and washing machine — even your socks — may be wired to interact online. The FBI will not have to bug your living room; you will do it yourself.

Of course, there is always the “dumb” option. Users may have the ability to disable data collection, but it comes at a cost. The device will not function properly or allow the use of its high-tech features. This leaves consumers with an unacceptable choice between keeping up with technology and retaining their personal privacy.

We should not have to channel surf worried that the TV is recording our behavior for the benefit of advertisers and police. Companies need to become more mindful of consumer privacy when deciding whether to collect personal data. And law enforcement should most certainly be required to get a warrant before accessing it.

In the meantime, I’ll be in the market for a new tinfoil hat and cone of silence.

http://trove.com/me/content/yFfoW?utm_s ... dium=email
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These Robots Learn How to Cook by Watching YouTube. Forget 'MasterChef'

Researchers have developed a way for teaching robots how to properly use tools by having the robots watch videos on YouTube.

The researchers that developed the method are from NICTA, which is Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence, and the University of Maryland. The researchers published a paper regarding the study, which the team will be presenting within the month at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence's 29th annual conference.

The demonstration of the work of the researchers shows the latest breakthrough in using a kind of artificial intelligence called deep learning.

Acquisitions in deep learning technology have been increasing lately, as companies and businesses foresee the importance of the technology in the future of robotics.

Deep learning uses training systems that are called artificial neural networks for acquiring massive amounts of information gathered from different kinds of sources, including pictures and sounds. The information is presented to the artificial neural networks, which then send inferences in response.

For the study, the researchers used convolutional neural networks, the same ones used in several companies such as Facebook, for the identification of activities such as a hand's grasp on an object, and for recognizing specific objects. The system is then capable of predicting the action that involves both the hand's grasping action and the object.

For training the model, the researchers chose to collect data from a total of 88 videos in YouTube of different people cooking. The researchers then generated commands that robots could execute, resulting in the robots learning how to cook.

"We believe this preliminary integrated system raises hope towards a fully intelligent robot for manipulation tasks that can automatically enrich its own knowledge resource by 'watching' recordings from the World Wide Web," concluded the researchers in their paper.

While the research presents an exciting development for artificial intelligence and robots, not everyone is thrilled of the continued development of artificial intelligence, recalling memories of what transpired in the Terminator movies.

Concerns of artificial intelligence posing as a threat to mankind's existence are not simple ramblings, though, as Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking have made statements that warn of the possibility of such an event.

"The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race," said Hawking.

" keep an eye on what's going on with artificial intelligence ... I think there's potentially a dangerous outcome there," Musk said.


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ma 12 jan 2015, 01:19

Nieuw veelbelovend antibioticum ontdekt

Amerikaanse wetenschappers hebben een veelbelovend nieuw antibioticum ontdekt, tijdens een screening van bacteriën afkomstig uit modder.
Ze beschrijven hun ontdekking in de nieuwste editie van Nature.

De Amerikanen stoften een methode af die in de jaren veertig ruim twintig antibiotica opleverde: het screenen op bacteriedodende capaciteiten van bodemmicroben.

Destijds droogde de bron op toen alle kweekbare bacteriën waren onderzocht. Echter, 99 procent van de bodembacteriën groeit niet zomaar in het laboratorium.

Daarom ontwikkelde het onderzoeksteam een methode om veel meer microben te kunnen kweken. Ze gebruikten een microchip, waarin individuele bacteriën in een beetje grond opgroeien. Zo testten ze tienduizend bacteriën.

Eén ervan maakte een molecuul aan dat de opbouw van de celmembranen van een groot aantal bacteriën belemmert, waardoor die sterven. Onder meer de ziekenhuisbacterie MRSA blijkt gevoelig voor dit 'teixobactine’. In muizen bleek het middel effectief, tests op mensen volgen nog.

Geen resistentie

In hun lab wisten de onderzoekers geen resistentie op te wekken tegen het antibioticum. Ze vermoeden dat het dertig jaar duurt voor die in ziekteverwekkers optreedt.

"Dit is het grootste nieuws in ons vakgebied van de afgelopen twintig jaar", aldus Willem van Schaik, microbioloog in het UMC Utrecht, die niet betrokken was bij de studie.

Hij betwijfelt wel of de resistentie echt zo langzaam zal ontstaan. Mogelijk is de bacterie zelfs zelf resistent tegen teixobactine, omdat de aanmaak ervan anders dodelijk zou zijn. Dit gen zou de bacterie kunnen overdragen aan andere soorten.

Een ander nadeel is dat lang niet alle ziekteverwekkers gevoelig zijn voor de stof, omdat het molecuul niet door hun celmembraan heen past. Mogelijk levert de revolutionaire microchip in de komende jaren zo'n molecuul op.

Door: NU.nl/Jop de Vrieze
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