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Alex Collier this time is sharing very important information regarding some events that are going to occur on the next 5 months. Also he is sharing updates on the NWO agenda and ET encounters.
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Obama promised to be the most transparent President in history, can he bullshit, YES HE CAN.
Nick Sagan, writer of science fiction novels and television shows, is appearing in and producing his first non-fiction program, Alien Encounters, on the Science Channel. The first part of show will be broadcast on Tuesday, March 13 at 10 p.m., and the first and second part will be aired on March 20.
The writer is the son of physicist Carl Sagan and the artist and writer Linda Salzman, and this encounter with Alien Encounters is taking him back to his own childhood. He was six years old when his parents were assembling the contents for the time capsule in the Voyager spacecraft, which were launched in 1977.
His mother created the well-known image of a naked man and woman, the man holding up an open hand in what was hoped to be a (literally) universal sign of peace. “They recorded greetings for it and they asked me to speak,” Sagan recalled. “That was me saying, ‘Hello from the children of planet Earth.’ That spacecraft is the man-made object that is furthest from Earth; it’s 14 billion kilometers out there.”
After his parents divorced, Sagan moved with his mother to southern California and eventually attended the film school at UCLA. He has written episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager and has generally been an active member of the Hollywood entertainment industry since 1992.
Sagan’s father was one of the founders of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in 1984, and the physicist’s books and television programs were responsible for keeping the topic of alien lifeforms in the public consciousness for decades.
The latest in a debtor versus collector match lasting years: Jefferson, Ala., can file for bankruptcy as ordered by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas B. Bennett on March 4.
Jefferson County holds $4.3 billion in debt mostly from past sewage works. The county, named after founding father Thomas Jefferson, will become the most populated county with the largest bankruptcy filing in the United States.
The county initially filed for bankruptcy in November 2011. The collectors who lent the money to Jefferson County were financial corporations, banks, and individuals.
The objectors challenged the county’s bankruptcy by claiming the debts Jefferson County held were of a certain kind—warrants, and that warrants are unable to claim bankruptcy.
Judge Bennett overruled the creditors and ordered that Jefferson is a municipality and can file for bankruptcy according to the laws in Alabama.
Judge Bennett wrote a 28-page memo reviewing Alabama bankruptcy law and its history beginning in 1935. “It is part of the enhanced refinancing and restructuring of debt authority,” wrote Bennett.
According to the memo Judge Bennett wrote, to understand and interpret Alabama’s laws it “involves knowing its statutes directing how its laws are to be read,” in response to collectors objecting the bankruptcy.
According to the order by Judge Bennett, Jefferson County “negotiated in good faith with creditors and failed” in reaching an agreement to resolve the massive debt.
Assured Guaranty, one of the many collectors, said in an email statement it “attempted to work constructively with the Jefferson County Commission and … produced a reasonable settlement.” There are 15 Jefferson County bankruptcy objectors listed on the order from Judge Bennett and more than a handful of creditors.
“Local governments must recognize their responsibilities to honor commitments established by current and former duly elected officials and follow through on them,” said Assured Guaranty in a statement.
Assured Guaranty said, “A breach of trust with creditors … will hurt local communities through higher expenses and limited access to debt markets.”
Debt Ripples on Jefferson
According to Birmingham Water Works website, “The Water Works Board of the city of Birmingham is completely separate from and independent of Jefferson County and its sewer operations,” and Jefferson’s bankruptcy will have no effect on BWWB service or operations.
The water and sewer are separate entities but the two are billed together. According to BWWB website, the combined billing is convenient for its customers. However, it is not possible to pay one without the other.
Libby Rich, owner of Plant Odyssey—a garden shop, said, “The sewer rate tied to the water bill holds many people hostage; you must pay it or face having your water cut off,” in an email. “I do not think this is fair,” wrote Rich.
“We, the people who use water, did not sign any contract for this debt so we should not be held responsible. All businesses and citizens are hurt by this gross injustice,” said Rich.
Dishonest use of funds eventually landed a handful of people who once served on Jefferson’s County Commission in court and federal prison on charges of corruption and fraud.
According to Rich, she is thankful someone went to jail and, “It is my opinion any person involved in this fiasco should be in jail.”
Concerns about data security and privacy are impacting what people buy and which companies they do business with, according to a new Edelman study.
Data security and privacy are also pressing matters of public policy, with leaders from around the world demanding enhanced protections. From the Obama Administration’s call for a Privacy Bill of Rights to the European Commission’s proposal of new comprehensive rules for the protection of personal data and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative’s development of a new privacy framework, businesses now face more scrutiny on these issues than ever before.
Concerns about data security and privacy are not merely theoretical. Around the world, people feel that their personal information is not adequately protected and that companies are unchecked, so it’s no surprise that they are now taking data security and privacy considerations into account when they shop.
The study reveals that 70% of people are more concerned about privacy than they were five years ago and 68% feel they have lost control over how their information is shared and used by businesses. These concerns are impacting their decisions at the checkout counter. Individuals are even weighing considerations about security and privacy as heavily as those relating to a product’s design, style, and physical dimensions.
For instance, when shopping for smartphones, nearly one in two people (48%) report that data security is one of the top three factors in their purchasing decision, a consideration that proved important for more people than the style, design, warranty, and size of the product.
Data security and privacy considerations are also impacting other purchasing decisions. One in two people buying a personal computer and 42% of those shopping for tablet computers say that data security is among their top three considerations – for the former, outweighing the physical dimensions, style, and design of the device and for the latter, factoring in almost equally.
“The message of this study is clear,” said Pete Pedersen, chairman of Edelman’s global Technology practice. “Business leaders must begin to think about managing data security and privacy as a core competency – one that has real potential to affect a company’s bottom line.”
The fallout for businesses is not limited to those in the technology sector. Edelman’s industry study also indicates that people around the world are hesitant to do business with any company they perceive is incapable of protecting their data. Nearly half (46%) of those surveyed report leaving or avoiding companies that have suffered a security breach.
In the wake of a data breach, individuals are even willing to abandon the companies they trust most. Globally, Americans are the most reluctant consumers to part ways with businesses to which they are loyal, yet one in two say they are likely to change brands after a data breach. The potential for customers to jump ship increases for companies that lack brand loyalty, with 70% saying they would switch providers after such an event.
Data security and privacy concerns are also impacting peoples’ trust in business. Shopping and banking are the most popular online activities, and while data security in these industries is important to many consumers, far fewer say they actually trust banks and online retailers to protect their personal information.
European Union countries have been accused of hypocrisy over imposing savage austerity measures on Greece while at the same time selling the highly indebted country over £1 billion of arms.
In 2010, as Greece was plunged into crisis and the EU began a scheduled £200 billion in aid payments, European countries continued to sell aircraft, tanks, artillery and submarines to the Greek military.
In the same year, France concluded a £662 million military aircraft deal with Greece, a lucrative deal for the French arms industry that will be underwritten by EU bail-out funds.
Official German trade figures showed that in 2010 Germany, which has demanded draconian cuts to Greek social welfare spending, sold weaponry, including a submarine, worth £336 million to the impoverished southern Mediterranean country.
In October 2011, as the EU negotiated a second bail-out for Greece, Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor and Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President told the Greek government that all existing arms contracts must be honoured.
Skywatchers along the eastern US should have a ringside seat for a new NASA experiment designed to shed light on the Earth’s jet stream winds.
Later this month, it will launch five sounding rockets in its the Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX). The rockets, which are around 35 to 40 feet long, will fly for eight to ten minutes, around 65 miles above the Earth’s surface.
The team hopes to gain a better understanding of these high-altitude winds and help improve models of the electromagnetic regions of space that can damage man-made satellites and disrupt communications systems.
“This area shows winds much larger than expected,” says Miguel Larsen, a space scientist at Clemson University.
“We don’t yet know what we’re going to see, but there is definitely something unusual going on. ATREX will help us understand the big question about what is driving these fast winds.”
The rockets will launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia between March 14 and April 3, releasing a chemical tracer into the air. The chemical – a substance called trimethyl aluminum (TMA) – forms milky, white clouds that allow those on the ground to see the winds in space and track them with cameras.
In addition, two of the rockets will have instrumented payloads to measure pressure and temperature in the atmosphere.
The rockets being used for the mission are two Terrier-Improved Malemutes, two Terrier-Improved Orions and one Terrier-Oriole.
The’ll be launched on a clear night within a period of minutes, so the trails can all be seen at the same time. The trimethyl aluminum will then be released in space out over the Atlantic Ocean at altitudes from 50 to 90 miles.
The cloud tracers will last for up to 20 minutes and will be visible in the mid-Atlantic region, and along the east coast of the United States from parts of South Carolina to New Jersey.
“People have launched single rockets before,” says Larsen. “But the key here is that we’re extending the range of measurements to many hundreds of miles. The furthest rocket will make it half way to Bermuda.”
The scientists will use special camera equipment to track the five clouds and measure how quickly they move away from each other, showing what kind of turbulence exists in the winds.
hree-dimensional turbulence would suggest the winds move with laws of motion similar to those governing small-scale waves in water, while two-dimensional turbulence would support a model based on a more directed, jet stream flow.
“In 3D turbulence, one sees complicated movement,” says Larsen. “But there’s a tendency for 2D turbulence to behave almost in the opposite manner – the airflow coalesces into single streams, like a jet stream.”
If you’re hoping to spot the sounding rocket trails, there are launch status updates here
R. Allen Stanford’s jury, after finding the Texas financier guilty of leading a $7 billion international fraud, is now deliberating whether he should forfeit $330 million in assets sought by federal prosecutors.
The jury of eight men and four women two days ago convicted Stanford on 13 of 14 charges including four wire fraud counts and five mail fraud counts carrying maximum penalties of 20 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set.
The forfeiture trial started about 2 1/2 hours after jurors returned their guilty verdict. They deliberated for about 15 minutes yesterday after hearing closing arguments from both sides and will resume their consideration of the evidence today.
“Three hundred, thirty million dollars, that’s what’s at stake here today, $330 million obtained through the sale of certificates of deposits,” Justice Department lawyer Andrew Warren told jurors as he summarized evidence they were shown in the second proceeding.
That money, he said, remained the proceeds of Stanford’s criminal acts regardless of what it was used to buy or where it was deposited and under whose name it was deposited.
Stanford, the founder of Houston-based Stanford Financial Group, denied federal government allegations that he lied to investors about the nature and oversight of the certificates of deposit issued by the bank and sold in U.S. by his securities firm, Stanford Group Co.
‘Belongs to the Victims’
Stanford funds now held in the U.K., Switzerland, Canada and Antigua belong to his bank depositors, Warren told the jury March 6 at the outset of the proceeding.
“It includes the SocGen slush fund about which you’ve heard a lot about already,” Warren said, referring to money held at a Swiss unit of Paris-based Societe Generale SA. (GLE) “Every single dollar the U.S. is seeking is CD depositors’ money that stems from Mr. Stanford’s crimes and belongs to the victims of his fraud.”
U.S. District Judge David Hittner had told the jury that they must unanimously agree upon whether funds on deposit in each of the 29 accounts at issue were proceeds of Stanford’s wire fraud, mail fraud or conspiracy to commit those crimes, and if so, how much of that money was stolen from investors.
Defense attorney Ali Fazel, in his closing comments, told the jury prosecutors didn’t meet their burden.
‘Don’t Assume It’
“They’re wanting you to make the leap again,” the defense lawyer said, reprising a theme he sounded in his closing after the criminal trial. “They want you to assume that all of it is CD money. I’m asking you not to do that. Don’t assume it.”
“Fifty percent of a prosecutor’s job is to obtain the conviction,” said Paul Pelletier, a former Stanford prosecutor who is now with Boston-based Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC (1367L). “The other 50 percent is to recover for the victims, and forfeiture goes a long way towards that goal.”