The ancient pyramidal structure of human society and its psychology
In today's show we come to grips with the psychology behind the power structure. What kind of people become "leaders" in the type of system in which we live? What are the traits that enhance a person's potential to move up the ladder in organisational hierarchies?
My guests today are Dan Collins (in studio) and Damon Crowe, who joins us by phone.
Radiographer Anthony Hall slams EU safety report on airport body scanners
In the 2nd hour of today's show, Anthony Hall returns to critique the newly released report from the European Commission on the health effects of of x-ray body scanners.
Anthony Hall is a Senior Reporting Radiographer, and holds a Bsc (hons) in Diagnostic Radiography. He is responsible both for the imaging of patients and producing medical reports. He further holds the position of radiation protection supervisor at the hospital where he works. Mr. Hall is therefore well qualified to give an opinion on the quality of the EC report and on the safety of x-ray scanners generally.
The EU assessment of body scanner health effects was based on computer simulations such as the above.
During our discussion we look at the new report in the context of previous reports and the concerns which have been rasied by experts in the past. It becomes clear that this report merey repeats the flawed methodology which has been severely criticised by Professor J.W. Sedat in a 2011 letter to Barrack Obama's Science Advisor John Holdren.
In the first hour I am joined by George Georgios to discuss the European fincancial crisis, with an emphasis on Greece. Mr. Georgios is Greek by birth and has a deep understanding of the Greek people and their culture.
I do hope you enjoy this week's podcast!
- The Bank Runs In Greece Will Soon Be Followed By Bank Runs In Other European Nations
- EC Report: Health effects of security scanners for passenger screening (based on X-ray technology)
- Scientists Cast Doubt on TSA Tests of Full-Body Scanners
- April 2011 Letter to John Holdren - Prof. J.W. Sedat et al
- A British radiographer speaks out against airport x-ray scanners
- 'There's no such thing as a safe x-ray': Hospital radiographer blasts 'naked' body scanners at Manchester Airport
Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?
Vapour trails left by British bombers on route to attack flying-bomb sites encircle the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral. London, 1944.
All those who passionately believe that "contrails dissipate quickly" whereas "chemtrails linger" and are deeply offended by the sceptical position that TNRA takes in regard to these claims, are free to "unlike" Truth News.
If, on the other hand, you would like to engage in rational debate, you're most welcome to do so.
However, please be advised that the information I have to impart may be shocking and difficult to grasp if you have been a "chemtrail alarmist" for a long time.
The often cited claim that "normal contrails dissipate quickly" is total bunkum.
There is not a shred of science to backup that claim. Nothing, nada, zippo!
Those who promote this idea are simply repeating something they read on a web page without checking sources.
For a contrail to form, suitable conditions must occur immediately behind a jet engine in the expanding engine exhaust plume. A contrail will form if, as the exhaust gases cool and mix with surrounding air, the humidity becomes high enough (or, equivalently, the air temperature becomes low enough) for liquid water to condense on particles and form liquid droplets. If the local air is cold enough, these newly formed droplets then freeze and form ice particles that make up a contrail.
Because the basic processes are very well understood, contrail formation for a given aircraft flight can be accurately predicted if atmospheric temperature and humidity conditions are known.
After the initial formation of ice, a contrail evolves in one of two ways. If the humidity is low, the contrail will be short-lived. Newly formed ice particles will quickly evaporate. The resulting contrail will extend only a short distance behind the aircraft. If the humidity is high, the contrail will be persistent. Newly formed ice particles will continue to grow in size by taking water from the surrounding atmosphere. The resulting line-shaped contrail extends for large distances behind an aircraft. Persistent contrails can last for hours while growing to several kilometers in width and 200 to 400 meters in height. Contrails spread because of air turbulence created by the passage of aircraft, differences in wind speed along the flight track, and possibly through effects of solar heating.
Thus, the surrounding atmosphere’s conditions determine to a large extent whether or not a contrail will form after an aircraft’s passage, and how it evolves. Other factors that influence contrail formation include engine fuel efficiency, which affects the amount of heat and water emitted in the exhaust plume.
TNRA is informed by science and is not interested in propping up anyone's belief systems, and we don't apologise for that.
But, please, don't take it from me, speak to any meteorologist or any pilot and they'll tell you straight, that there is HUGE variation in the length and persistence of contrails. Sometimes they don't form at all, other times they form, but disspate quickly, other times they persist and spread out.
That's the facts folks, and it's been that way since planes first went up in the sky.
If you believe otherwise, I'm afraid you've been conned.
Forgive me if I seem rude or impatient on this topic, but every few months I come across a new wave of people who have been subjected to the same false propaganda about chemtrails, and I have to run the same arguments and cite the same articles over and over again. It does wear one's patience down.
Before making some kind of angry reply, I urge you to read this article and associated links. It's fairly detailed, and deals with most of the usual claims made by chemtrail alarmists.
Finally, let me qualify all this by saying that I do not doubt that geo-engineering programs exist, and that, indeed, some of the patented techniques discussed at international forums include the creation of artificial cirrus cloud. Does this, however, entitle you to conclude that every spreading contrail you see is an example of such geo-engineering?
Think about it.
The last desperate gambit of a failing government
Our Banana Republic is running a desperate gambit in order to defuse the Craig Thomson affair and cling to power.
They are putting out the meme that there are "allegations" against Thomson, whereas in fact, Fair Work Australia, "the national workplace relations tribunal" delivered their findings after a 3 year investigation. Fair Work Australia handed it's findings to the DPP on 3 April 2012 and the entire report was tabled in parliament last week.
Back in early April, the public was informed that the DPP was "pondering" criminal charges against him. At of the date of writing no criminal charges have been laid. It now appears that the Victorian and NSW police are pondering charges as well, but just can't make up their minds whether a crime has been committed. This state of affairs is, as David Penberthy put it, "farcical".
In the meantime Thomson is "tried by media". His protestations of innocence on the Today Show with Laurie Oaks are worth watching for their sheer farcical chutzpah.
It would be fair to characterise Thomson's statements about being setup by former colleagues as "wild allegations", in contrast to the evidence tabled against him, which consists of phone records and credit card receipts. Despite this, the government and its cronies like Tony Windsor continue to give Thomson the benefit of the doubt.
So what is really going on? My take is that the Gillard government is simply extracting the most value they can from Thomson as a depreciating asset, but until he is forced to vacate his seat, they know they can rely on his vote to keep the government afloat. Thomson too knows that, as long as he votes with the government, he is safe from that quarter, but in order to keep his parliamentary seat he is forced to invent a pathetic cover story about being framed by his enemies.
Perhaps in the hands of Shakespeare this story could be made into a comedy. As it stands, it's just a farce.
Invasion of the body scanners
In today's show we look at a variety of news and issues of the day, with a special focus on a new safety report on airport body scanners which was released by the EU last week. This development now opens the door to the roll out of these carcinogenic machines across Europe and potentially into Australia, which has already authorised the use of the less toxic (and less effective) millimeter wave scanners in our international airports.
We present some of the key health concerns over x-ray scanners raised by experts in the past few years and then take a look at the EU report to see if it addresses any of these concerns. Perhaps unsurprisingly for those who have followed this topic for a while, the major concerns highlighted in the past have been largely ignored.
In the second hour I am joined by aircraft engineer John Bursill to reflect on the latest developments in Australian politics, the body scanner question, the Aghanistan war and more.
I hope you enjoy the show, and please get back to us if you have any thoughts or questions!
- STAY-at-home parents will be forced to look for work soon after their youngest child goes to school
- Build the North West Rail Link yourself, says Treasurer Wayne Swan
- Airport scanners 'here to stay'
- Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys given standard doses of popular vaccines develop autism symptoms
- Scientists Cast Doubt on TSA Tests of Full-Body Scanners
- Radiation scientists agree TSA naked body scanners could cause breast cancer and sperm mutations
- U.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray Scanners
- The New Zealand government is planning to offer free long-term contraception to women on welfare payments
- Fair Work Australia finds Craig Thomson spent almost $6000 on escorts on an HSU credit card
- EC Report: Health effects of security scanners for passenger screening
- Malalai Joya - Wikipedia article
Pure psychopathic evil is the prerogative of the State
WARNING: The following video graphically depicts psychopathic torture and murder which makes the crimes of infamous serial killers pale into insignificance by comparison. This atrocity was perpetrated by agents of a modern democratic state, with full authority and backup support.
It all happened right out in the open near a bus terminal with lots of people watching.
The only reason this event even came to light was the unlucky fact (for Officer Manual Ramos) that Kelly Thomas's dad was a retired police officer. Otherwise, Kelly Thomas was a perfect victim - a homeless man with a mental illness. People like him are normally not missed - thus the police were free to act out their darkest impulses.
We have been taught, through endless pulp "true crime" books, TV series and Hollywood productions, to fear the aberrant individual, the lone nut, the Ted Bundy or the Ivan Milat - but the wickedness of these individuals cannot light a candle to the pure barbarity and satanic cruelty of the State through it's empowered minions who seem to provide a channel for an almost supernatural bloodlust.
The video begins with the ominous scene of Kelly Thomas being questioned by Ramos, who is constantly twirling his baton. At a certain point Ramos dons latex gloves and says "I'm gonna f-- you up".
Nobody came to rescue Kelly as he was beaten, tasered and suffocated by the cops, while he begged for his life and called out for his dad to save him.
When paramedics finally arrived on the scene, they were directed, not to help the dying man in the gutter, but to attend to a few band-aid scratches sustained by the police.
This is the complete and unedited surveillance footage with audio added from a secondary source - watch at your own risk. I myself have not had the stomach to watch it right through.
Homeland Security Concedes Airport Body Scanner ‘Vulnerabilities’
Federal investigators “identified vulnerabilities in the screening process” at domestic airports using so-called “full body scanners,” according to a classified internal Department of Homeland Security report.
DHS has spent nearly $90 million replacing traditional magnetometers with controversial X-ray body scanning machines that are intended to detect items that could be missed by a metal detector.
Exactly how bad the body scanners are is not being divulged publicly, but the Inspector General report made eight separate recommendations on how to improve screening.
The news comes as authorities are examining an underwear bomb, allegedly seized by the CIA in Yemen as it allegedly thwarted an Al-Qaida plot to destroy a U.S.-bound airplane, according to The Associated Press. Authorities are now looking to determine if the bomb could have passed through airport screeners without being detected.
Meanwhile, an unclassified version of the Inspector General report, unearthed Friday by the Electronic Information Privacy Center, may give credence to a recent YouTube video allegedly showing a 27-year-old Florida man sneaking a metallic object through two different Transportation Security Administration body scanners at American airports.
Naked body scanners could be soon be in all UK airports after EU ruled they are safe
- Trials had been halted over fears of harmful radiation
- New study reveals risk to passengers is 'close to zero'
Controversial 'naked' body scanners could be introduced at all UK airports after top scientists declared them safe.
Manchester Airport has been trialling the device - known as back scatter scanner - since 2009, but the European Commission halted new trials last year amid concerns there was a risk to passengers' health from high levels of radiation.
But an EU study has decided that the risk from the scanners, which use X-rays to scan through clothing to produce images of passengers, is 'close to zero' and no greater than other factors.
A report said the radiation from a single passenger scan is 'equivalent' to the natural background radiation received within an hour on the ground or during ten minutes on a flight.
It added that the doses per scan were 'well below the public dose limit', although the long-terms effects, such as cancer risks, could not be dismissed entirely.
The European Commission is now expected to approve the technology and the scanners could be rolled out to other UK and European airports.
Professor Bob Carter on climate change
My guest today for the second hour is Prof. Bob Carter:
Professor Bob Carter is an adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University (Queensland). He is a palaeontologist, stratigrapher, marine geologist and environmental scientist with more than 40 years professional experience, and holds degrees from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the University of Cambridge (England). He has held tenured academic staff positions at the University of Otago (Dunedin) and James Cook University (Townsville), where he was Professor and Head of School of Earth Sciences between 1981 and 1999.
In today's interview, Prof. Carter steps us through some of the key assumptions behind the mainstream science of climate change, and shows us why they are wrong. His expertise in paleoclimatology provides an insight into the deeper patterns of nature which shape the world - a perspective which is completely lacking in the relatively immature "climate science" field which informs both media coverage and government policy.
Climate science relies heavily on computer models and projections, whereas geology and palaeontology is based on hard evidence which encompasses the entire history of the planet. This field of research does not lend itself to political agendas, and Prof. Carter's work stands in the tradition of scientific dissent best summed up in the words of Galileo Galilei:
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
In the first hour of today's show I am joined by Josh Jackson for a general discussion on news and events in Australia, during which we take our first call from a listener to the show.
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