Archive for the ‘World News’
Yargghh. Mortar round? Really? It’s tough to be a minister in North Korea. Apparently, Kim Jong-Un is a zero tolerance kind of guy.
- Read all about it via North Korean army minister executed with mortar round – Telegraph.
Was there a paedophile ring in No 10 Downing St.? Comments Off
A powerful paedophile network may have operated in Britain protected by its connections to Parliament and Downing Street, a senior Labour politician suggested yesterday.
Speaking from the back benches of the House of Commons, Tom Watson, the deputy chairman of the Labour Party, called on the Metropolitan Police to reopen a closed criminal inquiry into paedophilia.
Indicating his anxiety that there had been an establishment cover-up, Mr Watson referred to the case of Peter Righton, who was convicted in 1992 of importing and possessing illegal homosexual pornographic material.
Righton, a former consultant to the National Children’s Bureau and lecturer at the National Institute for Social Work in London, admitted two illegal importation charges and one charge of possessing obscene material. He was fined £900.
At Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Watson said the evidence file used to convict Righton “if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring”.
He told a hushed Commons: “One of its members boasts of a link to a senior aide of a former Prime Minister, who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad.
In the aftermath of Mr Watson’s remarks, media outlets speculated that he was referring to the late former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath – who was the subject of unsubstantiated rumours about sex with under-age boys – or to Sir Peter Morrison, a former Downing Street aide who died in 1995.
- Read the whole story here: Was there a paedophile ring in No 10? MP Tom Watson demands probe – Crime – UK – The Independent
Boeings CHAMP is a flying blackout | Killer Apps Comments Off
Full blown blackout–coming to a war theater near you. That’s what Boeing is claiming after testing its new CHAMP technology (the acronym stands for Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project – how’s that for creativity?). Think ‘mini-EMP’ at the push of a button.
I particularly love the language referring to a ‘non-kinetic’ alternative. Remember that Obama has called bombing campaigns nothing more than ‘kinetic actions’. It’s like when doctors refer to major surgeries as ‘procedures’.
- Read the entire, fascinating report via Boeings flying blackout | Killer Apps.
You have to love the imagery held within the names NASA bestows upon the various engines, payloads, and rockets. Merlin delivering the Dragon? How very Arthurian.
One of the nine Merlin engines powering the Falcon 9 rocket shut down early, though the other engines burned longer to make up for the loss of thrust, saving the primary mission of delivering a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA.
- Read all about itvia SpaceX rocket glitch puts satellite in wrong orbit | Reuters.
NATO is backing Turkey in this–all the way. MSM in the west is generally ignoring this escalating border war in favor of empty chair debates. Erdogan says he doesn’t want war, but his actions say the opposite. Big brother NATO is ready with ”all necessary plans in place to protect and to defend Turkey if necessary”.
- Read all about it: Turkey sends fighter jets to Syrian border – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.
4,000 tons of shells explode in Central Russia, leave mushroom cloud-like plume of smoke | RT Comments Off
This morning, there’s a huge mystery in central Russia. Just what really happened remains to be seen. Twitter is abuzz with claims by residents that authorities aren’t being completely open about the cause. According to RT:
Initial reports suggested that a fire at the facility’s loading dock set off shells stored on a train for disposal.
That statement was later disputed by the Press Service of Russia’s Defense Ministry, which claimed that no one was injured or went missing in the incident. The ministry also denied that a train loaded with shells was at the testing range, saying only three shells exploded. It was later revealed that over 4,000 tons of shells detonated.
There’s a chilling video at the link that reminds us of the opening to the post-apocalyptic TV series, ‘Jericho’–only for real.
Read more and watch the video here: 4,000 tons of shells explode in Central Russia, leave mushroom cloud-like plume of smoke (PHOTOS, VIDEO) — RT.