Posted: February 14th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Socially Engineered | Tags: Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un, Korea, News, North Korea, Socially Engineered, South Korea, Standout | Comments Off on North Korean Leaders Half Brother Assasinated at Kuala Lumpur Airport
The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been reportedly assassinated in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police said Kim Jong-nam collapsed suddenly at Kuala Lumpur International Airport – KLIA – he died en-route to hospital.
Police official Fadzil Ahmat said the cause of death was not yet known, and a post-mortem would be carried out on the body.
According to the official, Kim Jong-nam had been planning to travel to Macau on Monday when he fell ill at the airport’s low-cost terminal. “He felt dizzy, so he asked for help at the counter of KLIA.”
Kim Jong-nam was taken to an airport clinic where he still felt unwell, and it was decided to take him to hospital :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 7th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: China, Revolute, Socially Engineered | Tags: china, Korea, News, North Korea, South Korea, Standout | Comments Off on North Korea Carries Out H-Bomb Test
South Korea, US and Chinese authorities have scrambled for confirmation of the test, however officials in Seoul have cast doubt on the claim it was a hydrogen bomb saying no radiation had been detected. If confirmed, the explosion marks a major step forward in the country’s nuclear development. The surprise test was personally ordered by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and came just two days before his birthday :::: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 19th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Socially Engineered | Tags: California, California Department of Public Health, Nation Parks Service, Plague, Squirrel, Squirrels Found with Plague, Yosemite National Park | Comments Off on Yosemite National Park Closed | Comments Off on Yosemite National Park Closed, Squirrels Found with Plague
A popular camping ground in California’s Yosemite National Park will be shut down temporarily after a pair of dead squirrels were found to be infected with the plague, officials say.
The closure of Tuolumne Meadows Campground comes a week after a child who camped elsewhere in Yosemite, one of America’s top tourist destinations, was hospitalised with the disease.
The case marked the first time a human was known to be infected with the centuries-old scourge, which is carried by rodents and the fleas that live on them, in California since 2006.
The campground will be closed from Monday through Friday of next week based on “new evidence of plague activity in animals”, Karen Smith, director of the California department of public health, said in a statement :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Socially Engineered | Tags: Alternative Medicine, Anti Vaccination Movement, Homeopathy, Mythbuster, Sceptic, SciBabe, Yvette d'Entremont | Comments Off on Mythbuster SciBabe Reveals Her Secrets to Debunking Science Myths
Yvette d’Entremont — chemist, blogger, and better known on the internet as “SciBabe” — has revealed how her medical history inspired her to debunk myths masquerading as science.
In her most famous stunt, she swallows the entire contents of a bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills – 50 in all – to prove that they do not have any effect.
Alternative medicine is one of her pet subjects for debunking, along with the anti-vaccination movement, anti-genetically modified organisms campaigners and people who promote fake cancer cures.
Scibabe doesn’t deny that some people reckon that alternative medicines like homeopathy work for them, but says they are not based on any form of scientific evidence :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 5th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Socially Engineered | Tags: Australia, community-and-society, federal-government, government-and-politics, pension, welfare | Comments Off on Australian Government Considers Large Scale Roll-back of Pension Access
In its hunt for savings, the Australian Government is “seriously considering” a proposal to tighten the assets test for retirees, shaving hundred of millions off the ballooning cost of the pension system.
At the moment, retired couples who own their home, and with other assets up to $1.1 million still qualify for a part pension, a position many consider untenable. The Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has strongly indicated he will look at scaling back access to the pension for wealthy Australians as an alternative to the Government’s current plan to change the rate of indexation.
In the backflip – the government pledged, via last years budget, to decouple pension rises from the ‘average (male) earnings’, instead linking them to the rate of inflation, saving the government almost $450 million a year – cutting into pension payments by as much as $80 a week – might get the boot?
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison said last week that he wanted “modest, incremental change” to the pension system, though he is still standing by last year’s budget measure and an attempt to raise the pension age to 70 – which has also stalled in the Senate :: Read the full article »»»»