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Hoogste paasvuur ter wereld onstoken in Espelo 

Laatste update:  8 april 2012 22:54

ESPELO – In het Overijsselse Espelo is zondagavond het hoogste paasvuur ter wereld in brand gestoken.

Een oud heidens/Germaans gebruik!

NU.nl/Heidie Duteweert

Paasvuur Espelo Fotoserie

De organisatie schat dat er 10.000 mensen naar kijken. ”Op de snelweg staan ze nog in de file”, aldus paasvuurbouwer Arjan Stevens.

Een cameraman raakte zondagavond bij het paasvuur gewond, zo meldt RTV Oost. Een staalkabel die de middenpaal van de brandstapel op z’n plek moest houden sprong los en raakte de cameraman in z’n rug. Hij is naar het ziekenhuis vervoerd.

De stapel is 45,98 meter hoog en daarmee is het wereldrecord vuurstapelbouwen verbroken. Er is sinds november vorig jaar aan gewerkt. De berg heeft aan de basis een omtrek van naar schatting 160 meter.



De brandweer is aanwezig bij het paasvuur, maar voornamelijk om onderzoek te doen naar de verspreiding van vliegvuur: brandende deeltjes die door de wind worden verspreid.

”We meten met hittegevoelige apparatuur tot in welke omtrek vliegvuur zich verspreidt. Met die kennis kunnen we dan weer beter andere branden bestrijden”, aldus een woordvoerder.

Dat men in de V.S absoluut compleet aan het doordraaien is en dat het land meer en meer fascistoïde neigingen begint te krijgen is klip en klaar duidelijk.

Bron: The Guardian.

How the US uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses

Believe me, you don’t want the state having the power to strip your clothes off. And yet, it’s exactly what is happening.

Bagram airbase

Bagram airbase was used by the US to detain its ‘high-value’ targets during the ‘war on terror’ and is still Afghanistan’s main military prison. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP

In a five-four ruling this week, the supreme court decided that anyone can be strip-searched upon arrest for any offense, however minor, at any time. This horror show ruling joins two recent horror show laws: the NDAA, which lets anyone be arrested forever at any time, and HR 347, the “trespass bill”, which gives you a 10-year sentence for protesting anywhere near someone with secret service protection. These criminalizations of being human follow, of course, the mini-uprising of the Occupy movement.

Is American strip-searching benign? The man who had brought the initial suit, Albert Florence, described having been told to “turn around. Squat and cough. Spread your cheeks.” He said he felt humiliated: “It made me feel like less of a man.”

In surreal reasoning, justice Anthony Kennedy explained that this ruling is necessary because the 9/11 bomber could have been stopped for speeding. How would strip searching him have prevented the attack? Did justice Kennedy imagine that plans to blow up the twin towers had been concealed in a body cavity? In still more bizarre non-logic, his and the other justices’ decision rests on concerns about weapons and contraband in prison systems. But people under arrest – that is, who are not yet convicted – haven’t been introduced into a prison population.

Our surveillance state shown considerable determination to intrude on citizens sexually. There’s the sexual abuse of prisoners at Bagram – der Spiegel reports that “former inmates report incidents of … various forms of sexual humiliation. In some cases, an interrogator would place his penis along the face of the detainee while he was being questioned. Other inmates were raped with sticks or threatened with anal sex”. There was the stripping of Bradley Manning is solitary confinement. And there’s the policy set up after the story of the “underwear bomber” to grope US travelers genitally or else force them to go through a machine – made by a company, Rapiscan, owned by terror profiteer and former DHA czar Michael Chertoff – with images so vivid that it has been called the “pornoscanner”.

Believe me: you don’t want the state having the power to strip your clothes off. History shows that the use of forced nudity by a state that is descending into fascism is powerfully effective in controlling and subduing populations.

The political use of forced nudity by anti-democratic regimes is long established. Forcing people to undress is the first step in breaking down their sense of individuality and dignity and reinforcing their powerlessness. Enslaved women were sold naked on the blocks in the American south, and adolescent male slaves served young white ladies at table in the south, while they themselves were naked: their invisible humiliation was a trope for their emasculation. Jewish prisoners herded into concentration camps were stripped of clothing and photographed naked, as iconic images of that Holocaust reiterated.

One of the most terrifying moments for me when I visited Guantanamo prison in 2009 was seeing the way the architecture of the building positioned glass-fronted shower cubicles facing intentionally right into the central atrium – where young female guards stood watch over the forced nakedness of Muslim prisoners, who had no way to conceal themselves. Laws and rulings such as this are clearly designed to bring the conditions of Guantanamo, and abusive detention, home.

I have watched male police and TSA members standing by side by side salaciously observing women as they have been “patted down” in airports. I have experienced the weirdly phrased, sexually perverse intrusiveness of the state during an airport “pat-down”, which is always phrased in the words of a steamy paperback (“do you have any sensitive areas? … I will use the back of my hands under your breasts …”). One of my Facebook commentators suggested, I think plausibly, that more women are about to be found liable for arrest for petty reasons (scarily enough, the TSA is advertising for more female officers).

I interviewed the equivalent of TSA workers in Britain and found that the genital groping that is obligatory in the US is illegal in Britain. I believe that the genital groping policy in America, too, is designed to psychologically habituate US citizens to a condition in which they are demeaned and sexually intruded upon by the state – at any moment.

The most terrifying phrase of all in the decision is justice Kennedy’s striking use of the term “detainees” for “United States citizens under arrest”. Some members of Occupy who were arrested in Los Angeles also reported having been referred to by police as such. Justice Kennedy’s new use of what looks like a deliberate activation of that phrase is illuminating.

Ten years of association have given “detainee” the synonymous meaning in America as those to whom no rights apply – especially in prison. It has been long in use in America, habituating us to link it with a condition in which random Muslims far away may be stripped by the American state of any rights. Now the term – with its associations of “those to whom anything may be done” – is being deployed systematically in the direction of … any old American citizen.

Where are we headed? Why? These recent laws criminalizing protest, and giving local police – who, recall, are now infused with DHS money, military hardware and personnel – powers to terrify and traumatise people who have not gone through due process or trial, are being set up to work in concert with a see-all-all-the-time surveillance state. A facility is being set up in Utah by the NSA to monitor everything all the time: James Bamford wrote in Wired magazine that the new facility in Bluffdale, Utah, is being built, where the NSA will look at billions of emails, texts and phone calls. Similar legislation is being pushed forward in the UK.

With that Big Brother eye in place, working alongside these strip-search laws, – between the all-seeing data-mining technology and the terrifying police powers to sexually abuse and humiliate you at will – no one will need a formal coup to have a cowed and compliant citizenry. If you say anything controversial online or on the phone, will you face arrest and sexual humiliation?

Remember, you don’t need to have done anything wrong to be arrested in America any longer. You can be arrested for walking your dog without a leash. The man who was forced to spread his buttocks was stopped for a driving infraction. I was told by an NYPD sergeant that “safety” issues allow the NYPD to make arrests at will. So nothing prevents thousands of Occupy protesters – if there will be any left after these laws start to bite – from being rounded up and stripped naked under intimidating conditions.

Why is this happening? I used to think the push was just led by those who profited from endless war and surveillance – but now I see the struggle as larger. As one internet advocate said to me: “There is a race against time: they realise the internet is a tool of empowerment that will work against their interests, and they need to race to turn it into a tool of control.”

As Chris Hedges wrote in his riveting account of the NDAA: “There are now 1,271 government agencies and 1,931 private companies that work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States, the Washington Post reported in a 2010 series by Dana Priest and William M Arken. There are 854,000 people with top-secret security clearances, the reporters wrote, and in Washington, DC, and the surrounding area 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2011.”

This enormous new sector of the economy has a multi-billion-dollar vested interest in setting up a system to surveil, physically intimidate and prey upon the rest of American society.

Now they can do so by threatening to demean you sexually – a potent tool in the hands of any bully.

Een derde van de zeeën??

Met dank aan: Beatrice Schokkaert

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Revelation 8:9-11

09 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Weer 38 doden bij een bomaanslag op een kerk in Nigeria

38 doden doden door bom bij kerk Nigeria 

8 april 2012 17:39

KADUNA – Twee autobommen bij een kerk in het noorden van Nigeria hebben op eerste paasdag minstens 38 mensen gedood.


Minstens 20 doden door bom bij kerk Nigeria Fotoserie

Vooral taxichauffeurs en voorbijgangers zijn het slachtoffer van de explosies bij de kerk in Kaduna, aldus een functionaris zondag.

Christenen in het noorden van Nigeria hebben steeds vaker te lijden onder aanslagen van de islamitische beweging Boko Haram. Tijdens Kerstmis liet deze militante groep een bom ontploffen in een kerk bij Abuja, waardoor 44 personen omkwamen.

De bloedige acties van Boko Haram hebben al ruim 1000 levens gekost sinds medio 2009. De groep eiste ook de zelfmoordaanslag op het VN-hoofdkwartier in Abuja op, die in augustus 25 levens kostte.

De aanslagen van zondag zijn nog niet opgeëist.

Eigenzinnig Noord Korea gaat toch raket lanceren

Noord-Koreaanse raket klaar om op te stijgen

8/04/12 –  Bron: afp /HLNDe nieuwe leider Kim Jong-un brengt een bezoek aan zijn marine. © reuters.

UPDATE De omstreden Noord-Koreaanse raket staat, ondanks internationaal protest, klaar op het lanceerplatform. Dat hebben journalisten vastgesteld.


De Noord-Koreaanse overheid liet voor de eerste keer een vijftigtal journalisten toe op de lanceerbasis. Die ligt op 50 kilometer van de grens met China. Noord-Korea wou daarmee bewijzen dat de Unha-3 geen vermomd aanvalstuig is.De journalisten mochten tot op 50 meter van de raket naderen. Die is 30 meter hoog en heeft een diameter van 2,5 meter. Ook de satelliet, die is uitgerust met vijf antennes en zonnepanelen, mocht worden bekeken.

Noord-Korea wil naar eigen zeggen tussen 12 en 16 april een aardobservatiesatelliet lanceren. Zuid-Korea heeft al aangekondigd de raket te zullen neerhalen indien ze zijn grondgebied zou overvliegen. Ook de VS en Japan vrezen dat het om een langeafstandsraket met een kernkop gaat.


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