By Santi 7 November 2014
Rod Class DC Gun Case Exposes the War Powers Act of 1917
Sacha Stone, London, England, founder of New Earth Nation, interviewed Rod Class about his DC Court Case three days before he was arrested in a bizarre series of circumstances October 28, 2014. This case has shined a focused spotlite on the level of Corruption going on in the Courtrooms of America.
The Rod Class DC Gun Case, 1:13-cr-00253-RWR, took an unexpected turn the morning of November 6. Former World Bank Lawyer Karen Hudes showed up at his hearing, along with a former FBI Agent, and several members of the AIB Radio Research Network.
Hudes, and those in attendance, were so outraged at the actions taken against the popular Legal Scholar that Hudes intends to file an Amicus Curae into the case to demand that the Judge set bail for the 60-year old Class. Hudes, and other concerned networks, want all interested parties to attend the Status Conference set for (Mon) 11/10/2014 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom 9 before Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts.
Sacha Stone, London, England, founder of New Earth Nation, co-hosted an interview with Rod Class about the upcoming Case a week before he was arrested under bizarre circumstances October 28, 2014, and held without bail in a DC jail.
That interview is available here
Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking
By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014
She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn’t take it anymore.
“It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street,” she says. “I thought, ‘I can’t sit by any longer.’”
Fleischmann is a tall, thin, quick-witted securities lawyer in her late thirties, with long blond hair, pale-blue eyes and an infectious sense of humor that has survived some very tough times. She’s had to struggle to find work despite some striking skills and qualifications, a common symptom of a not-so-common condition called being a whistle-blower.
Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing.
The first living organ, created with the use of 3D-bioprinter, will be released next year, Russian scientists announced. The experiment will start with a transplant-ready thyroid, with further work on a functional printed kidney scheduled for 2018.
The researchers from “3D Bioprinting Solutions” laboratory at the Skolkovo innovation center outside Moscow have set an exact date for the first three-dimensional organ to be bioprinted, saying the result of the “revolutionary” technology will be unveiled on March 15 next year.
The first organ to be created with a bioprinter, using stem cells as an ‘ink’, will be a thyroid gland. This body part has been chosen to launch the experiment for its “simplicity,” according to the laboratory head of research, Vladimir Mironov. The professor hopes the thyroid will also be apparent in proving bioprinted organs compatibility with living organisms.
“We’ll start with mice. We already have a plan how to test it: we’ll shut off the thyroid with radioactive iodine, which will cause the level of hormones in the organism to drop. We’ll then transplant the printed structure, and if the level of hormones gets back to normal, we will be celebrating with champagne,” Mironov has said in a recent interview to Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP) daily. Continue reading
Published on Aug 18, 2014
Buried Land (2010)
Narrative feature, 80mins, 16.9 HDCAM
Shot on location in the Valley of the Pyramids in Visoko, Bosnia
Produced & Directed by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes & Steven Eastwood
In 2006, CNN announced the discovery of ancient pyramids in the tiny village of Visoko, Bosnia….
A fictional film in a real community, Buried Land is the story of one man’s return to his homeland to find the truth behind the pyramidal claims. But how do you make a film about a pyramid that can’t be seen and will he come to believe? This is a story of the power of faith, imagination and community, and of the futility of looking for absolute truths, in life, and in movies…
Emir, a Bosnian émigré removed during the war, returns to his homeland to assist an American filmmaker in the making of a film. Caught between states of patriotism and cynicism, he sets out to discover the truth behind the pyramidal claims. Harnessing the passionate hopes and imagination of the town, the pair begin casting for their proposed film; but Semir Osmanagic, the man at the centre of the audacious pyramidal claims, remains an elusive figure. When Emir begins a relationship with a beautiful tour guide, Avdija, it is soon clear that he is out of his depth and his ego attracts attention. Accused of making fun of the community, Emir’s outlandish behaviour grows more and more confused and a grandiose shoot at the summit of the Moon Pyramid descends into chaos. Rejected by Avdija, Emir stumbles, desolate, to the Pyramid of the Sun. Here, at last, he finds Osmanagic and he is forced to confront both his expatriate identity and his skeptical beliefs towards the town. Using factual encounters, real interviews, staged situations and scripted scenes, Buried Land is a fictional film set in a real community.
Seawer is a self-supported hydroelectric power station that can generate electricity using seawater at the same time that it cleans up plastic waste. The huge structure separates plastic particles and fluids, recycles seawater and releases it back into the ocean.
The structure receives energy from the sun, ocean and plastics and moves slowly from one polluted area to the next. The project received an honorable mention in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition.
Millions of tons of trash enter the ocean each year and cluster in particular areas of the world’s oceans. One of the most infamous plastic debris patches is located in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, commonly referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).
This piece of “plastic soup” is twice the size of Texas and contains six times more plastic than plankton biomass. Seawer skyscraper was designed to tackle this issue while generating electricity at the same time.
South Korean designer Sung Jin Cho submitted the Seawer Skyscraper project as his proposal for this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition. The project includes a huge drainage hole 550 meters in diameter and 300 meters in depth that would be located at the heart of the GPGP. The structure consists of five layers of baleen filters that separate plastic particles and fluids. The particles are taken to an onboard recycling plant while purified seawater is stored in a large sedimentation tank at the bottom of the structure before it is released back into the ocean.
Written by Lidija Grozdanic of http://www.inhabitat.com