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13 November 2013 @ 12:37 pm
Due diligence on typhoon Haiyan reveals alarmist lies  
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Typhoon Haiyan: similar unspectacular cyclones arrive every 2-3 years

Today in the morning, I was stunned by the dishonesty of the professional climate alarmists again. Their moral defects are just shocking. It seems completely obvious to me that they must know that they are lying 24 hours a day.



This controversy is about the claim that the typhoon Haiyan was the strongest tropical cyclone that ever made a landfall, and so on. You can see this preposterous misinformation almost everywhere. For example, start with the first sentence of the Wikipedia article on Typhoon Haiyan. The original source of this "verbal meme" is arguably Jeff Masters of Weather Underground. Steven Goddard tries to argue that this lie was very important.
All the mistakes are completely obvious and demonstrable, as I will argue below, but it is impossible to even fix basic errors on the Wikipedia page, or elsewhere. Such pages are being controlled by obsessed hardcore climate alarmist trolls and crackpots. They are just completely blind and deaf to any evidence and they revert any edit that would try to fix the basic mistakes.
So let's look at some real numbers and the origin of the flawed numbers.

Haiyan has killed 10,000 people or so (I am told that this number may have been just made up as well and according to Marc Morano's guess, it could be lowered to 2,000 when casualties are [more] properly counted; UPDATE: wow, Morano's guess was totally accurate) which is sad but neither its strength nor the number of casualties were unusual in that region. Some cyclones have killed hundreds of thousands of people.
The casualties depend on the trajectory and the good or bad luck (and the population density and the resilience of the buildings in the relevant places, and so on). The physical strength of the strongest tropical cyclones is most naturally measured by the minimum central pressure.

The normal atmospheric pressure is 1,013.25 hPa (hectopascals), OK, around one thousand. The more the pressure drops beneath 1,000 hPa, the stronger tropical cyclone you deal with. So have a look at the list of the most intense tropical cyclones ever.
They are geographically divided to 8 regions ("basins"). Starting from the lowest pressure (strongest cyclones), they are (the minimum pressure of the strongest cyclone is added):

  • 870 hPa: Western North Pacific Ocean (Tip 1979)

  • 882 hPa: North Atlantic Ocean (Wilma 2005)

  • 890 hPa: South Pacific Ocean (Zoe 2002-03)

  • 895 hPa: South-West Indian Ocean (Gafilo 2003-04)

  • 900 hPa: Australian region (Gwenda 1998-99)

  • 902 hPa: Eastern Pacific Ocean (Linda 1997)

  • 912 hPa: North Indian Ocean (BOB 07 1999)

  • 972 hPa: South Atlantic Ocean (Catarina 2004)

Most of the basins are dominated by cyclones in recent decades because reliable and continuous measurements of the pressure only began recently. Some oceans tend to bring us stronger cyclones because there's more room for the depressions to grow and the geographic conditions are simply more or less favorable in different regions.
I wrote the strongest basin in the bold face because that's the region in which Haiyan belongs. If you focus on the table for that basin, you will see than Haiyan is between 21st and 35th strongest cyclone in that region since the 1950s or so. In 60 years or so, one gets 21-35 cyclones just in that region that are equally strong or stronger. In other words, every 2-3 years, one gets a cyclone of the equivalent or greater magnitude. The Pacific Ocean has already witnessed something like 1-3 billion of similar or stronger typhoons.
Fine. With the minimum central pressure of 895 hPa, the cyclone was clearly very far from being extraordinary, very far from the record-holder at 870 hPa (the decrease of the pressure from the normal atmospheric pressure was really over 20% smaller than it was for the record-holder).

Some people love to spread the misinformation that the greatest cyclone just occurred somewhere (the same people who are silent about the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season now because it's the weakest one in more than a decade; except for Alexander Ač who has already informed me that he will write a text about the winter catastrophes that will be caused by the lack of the Atlantic hurricanes in 2013, no kidding!). But where did they get the "data" to back the claim that this average strong cyclone was a record-breaker?
CNN wrote (via Pielke Jr) that the storm surge was 40-50 feet; the actual figure from the meteorologists was 13-18 feet. CNN probably had no sensible source for the huge (doubled or tripled) figure at all. But what about the exaggerated speed?
Well, I can show you the exact page. It was a speedy alert page that NOAA reprinted after getting some news from JTWC, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center of the U.S. military:
Archived text file from November 8th (at webcitation.org)This file is an archived old version of this NOAA page (which now offers a newer advisory with more current, lower figures) which contains the following sentence about the speed:


THE CURRENT INTENSITY HAS BEEN INCREASED TO 170 KNOTS BASED ON THE 8.0/8.0 DVORAK ESTIMATES FROM PGTW, KNES, AND RJTD.


It's not the only possible mistake but I think it's likely that this figure "170 knots" (which is meant to report some estimates using the satellites) is a typo; the units should have probably been mph. Note that the "huge speed" indicated, 170 knots, translates to 196 mph or 315 kph (km/h).
I believe that the correct reading should have been 170 mph which translates to 148 knots or 274 kph. This seems consistent with media's (e.g. BBC's) newer claims of "gusts up to 275 km/h" (see also The Washington Post, "up to 170 mph"). It is also consistent with the "gustiness of up to 275 kph" at this page of the Philippines Met Agency:



If this maximum speed at 275 km/h is right, Haiyan/Yolanda is clearly unspectacular according to this particular criterion, too. Only the original text file claimed "170 knots" i.e. "315 km/h" while other sources have apparently fixed the mistake and replaced it by "170 mph" i.e. "275 km/h". It's obvious that alarmists will prefer to believe the figure 315 while skeptics are somewhat more likely to pick 275 km/h.
But even if they have really meant 170 knots i.e. 315 km/h, the very high figure, it is still too small to justify the claims e.g. on the Wikipedia page about Haiyan. It says


Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) is unofficially the strongest recorded tropical cyclone to make landfall, with wind speeds up to 315 km/h (195 mph).


However, it's trivial to find hurricanes with higher speeds in the same region of the world. Typhoon Tip that made landfall on southern Japan in 1979 had the record-breaking minimum central pressure of 870 hPa but "only" 305 km/h of the maximum pressure. However, we may pick another example, Typhoon Ida that made landfall in Japan in 1958. Its maximum 1-minute sustained winds were 325 km/h, higher than even the "highest" figure associated with Haiyan. Kit in 1967 and Joan 1959 tied those 315 km/h, and so on.

Fine. So I wrote this to the "chronic reverter" of the corrections on the Wikipedia page on Typhoon Haiyan. Even if we accept that the deleted text file that used to sit on the NOAA server is a legitimate source backing dozens of claims on this page that Haiyan was the strongest cyclone that made a landfall ever, and all this stuff, it's still wrong because we may still find higher speeds of hurricanes that made landfall.
So you can imagine what this "editor" began to claim. He began to claim that the Haiyan Wikipedia page talks about the "speed during the landfall". There are three main problems with this assertion: First, the archived NOAA page doesn't say that this was the speed measured at the moment of the landfall (and at the right place, a beach). Second, the Wikipedia page doesn't say that it measures the strength of the cyclone according to this criterion. Third, even if it were saying, it is such a contrived criterion that you may find a similarly contrived criterion to make pretty much any cyclone in the top ten "the record-breaker".
When one chooses a criterion that isn't contrived or artificially fudged to make someone look stronger, and when one isn't obsessed by the belief that every sentence must be interpreted in the "strong way", he must see that Haiyan wasn't extraordinary in any way. There is no reason whatsoever to think that 2013 should see stronger cyclones than those that have been decorating our blue, not green planet for billions of years. All these claims about permanent "record-breakers" are extraordinary claims that deserve extraordinary evidence and all the people who fail to demand such extraordinary evidence are either corrupt ideologues or brainwashed gullible morons.
On the other hand, even though there is no detectable influence of the humans etc., some old records are bound to be broken almost every year. The laws of statistics won't allow you exemptions forever. If you define 50 different "disciplines" in which new records may be set and if the historical record is only 50 years old, one breaks 1 record per year in average. People who try to derive far-reaching consequences from these events that are almost inevitable are just not thinking rationally.
Roy Spencer talked about related things on CNN Piers Morgan Live show. It was as sensible and balanced as you may expect from a lukewarmer like Spencer. Still, it was not enough for their "environmental correspondent", a breathtakingly arrogant asshole – with apologies to all genuine assholes that at least play a constructive role in some activities – Mark Hertsgaard of the Nation. Like a fanatic member of the Inquisition, this inkspiller began to bombard Spencer with repetitive "denier" libels and just ignored Spencer's rocksolid and insanely diplomatic proofs that all Hertsgaard's claims were plain lies.
The only meaningful language ready to speak to the likes of Mr Hertsgaard is the language of the firearms. Ratatatatah. (Preview)
Yesterday, a rally of 50,000 Poles (Preview) was warned against the climate alarmist Nazis and Stalinists.
motls.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/typhoon-haiyan-similar-unspectacular.html
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clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
‘A lot of explaining to do’:
Looking at the records of the newest UN Human Rights Council members

Six countries criticized as being among the world’s worst human rights abusers were elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday.
"This is a black day for human rights," said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based UN watch- dog in a statement.
"The UN sent a message that politics trumps human rights, and it let down millions of victims worldwide who look to the world body for protection. The UN General Assembly elected egregious human rights abusers China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Cuba, and Vietnam to the UN Human Rights Council, dealing a severe blow to the credibility and efficacy of a body that was supposed to improve on its discredited predecessor."
More http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/11/13/a-lot-of-explaining-to-do-looking-at-the-records-of-the-newest-un-human-rights-council-members/
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
Philippines President Lowers Death Toll as Haiyan Survivors Seek Aid

Desperate survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are struggling to receive aid in the aftermath of one of the worst storms in history. In Tacloban, the city flattened by the typhoon, survivors marched in a contingent three miles long to seek water and food at the local airport. Eight people died in the province of Leyte when a crowd of thousands stormed a government rice warehouse in search of food. The victims died under a collapsed wall. On Tuesday, Philippines President Benigno Aquino cited a lower death toll for Typhoon Haiyan, saying he believes around 2,500 people were killed. Initial estimates put the toll at around 10,000. More than 670,000 people have been displaced. The United Nations, meanwhile, has launched a $300 million appeal for relief aid. Speaking in Manila, U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said the Philippines is facing its worst-ever crisis.
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/11/13/headlines#11131
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
Enemies of humanity filling their wellies
Federal Reserve Whistleblower Tells America The REAL Reason For Quantitative Easing
Michael Snyder
A banker named Andrew Huszar that helped manage the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program during 2009 and 2010 is publicly apologizing for what he has done. He says that quantitative easing has accomplished next to nothing for the average person on the street. Instead, he says that it has been “the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time.” And of course the cold, hard economic numbers support what Huszar is saying.
The percentage of working age Americans with a job has not improved at all during the quantitative easing era, and median household income has actually steadily declined during that time frame. Meanwhile, U.S. stock prices have doubled overall, and the stock prices of the big Wall Street banks have tripled. So who benefits from quantitative easing? It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out, and now Andrew Huszar is blowing the whistle on the whole thing.
[...] But Huszar is certainly not the only one on Wall Street that acknowledges these things. For example, just check out what billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller told CNBC about quantitative easing…

“This is fantastic for every rich person,” he said Thursday, a day after the Fed’s stunning decision to delay tightening its monetary policy. “This is the biggest redistribution of wealth from the middle class and the poor to the rich ever.”
“Who owns assets—the rich, the billionaires. You think Warren Buffett hates this stuff? You think I hate this stuff? I had a very good day yesterday.”
Druckenmiller, whose net worth is estimated at more than $2 billion, said that the implication of the Fed’s policy is that the rich will spend their wealth and create jobs—essentially betting on “trickle-down economics.”
“I mean, maybe this trickle-down monetary policy that gives money to billionaires and hopefully we go spend it is going to work,” he said. “But it hasn’t worked for five years.”
Full http://www.infowars.com/federal-reserve-whistleblower-tells-america-the-real-reason-for-quantitative-easing/

Do you think the eco fascist corporatists in the BoE and UK Treasury don't know this? QE is part of the plan to destroy the middle classes with the poor as collateral damage. Yet the middle classes don't seem to care what the enemy government does to them and will just vote for more from 5th columnists, whichever party they choose. We don't need a central government and the EU is certainly a hugely unnecessary burden.


Edited at 2013-11-13 05:57 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Op-Ed: Want to sponsor your own war?
Private money funding Syrian war
By Paul Wallis

[...] The sacred, beloved social media are also helping. A lot of donations are raised on Twitter. Maybe that Twitter IPO was a weapon of mass destruction, just better dressed and more expensive? The Blue Buzzard of War?
Apparently events promote funding. A government massacre resulted in retaliation in the form of $14 million in donations to the rebels. A sort of Super Bowl of slaughter, with over a hundred thousand dead as prizes? You can even go online and see what your money’s buying. Pick a corpse… any corpse…
Whatever the motivations, there’s no doubt that this war has set a very unhealthy precedent, even by the bottomless standards of the Middle East. If crowd-funding wars becomes the easy way to fight wars, you can bet your overdraft that someone’s going to follow up with the idea somewhere else.
Interestingly, authorities are conspicuously powerless and ineffective in stopping the movement of this money, what a surprise. They can’t (and don’t) stop crime, diseases, poverty, or anything else, coincidentally.
This is another serious, mass-murdering issue which will no doubt be “discussed” by the world’s most uselessly powerful and infinitely pointless people until hell buys some nice skis. Total failure sounds so much better with a few fuzzy analogies, doesn’t it?
A less idealistic appraisal of the inability to do anything, yet again, about a war, would be less optimistic- That the snouts of arms dealers and political lobbies are as usual scoring some burger money out of this latest descent into commercialization of misery.
The bottom line: It’s now possible to sponsor your very own war. No need to rely on deluded maniacs any more, you can do it yourself.
More: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/362044
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
Saudis Nuclear Weapons Program Revealed
Saudis seek ‘Samson Option’ with Israeli, French aid
Gordon Duff and Press TV

Latest: Saudi’s are estimated to possess enough fissionable material for more than 3 bombs, confirmed. How many more? US intelligence sources confirmed program in 2010 when doing surveillance into the secret Saudi/Israeli protocol which allows Israeli aircraft to not only fly over Saudi Arabia to attack Iran but to refuel and arm there as well.
A week ago, Israeli intelligence leaked stories to the media that Pakistan was to supply Saudi Arabia with nuclear weapons.
That story was false.
Then we saw France break up the Geneva talks on Iran, actions clearly attributed to Saudi influence over French foreign policy, influence bought through massive arms and nuclear “energy” purchases.
Saudi Arabia is arming itself to the teeth.
They face no external threat, especially with their Israeli backing. However, after decades of political repression, Saudi Arabia is becoming aware that the only way they can defuse domestic discord is through extreme measures.
What could be more extreme than quickly moving forward with the secret nuclear weapons program that they have been involved in with the French and Israelis for years now.

Secret nuke nations
Japan has a large but “slightly disassembled” nuclear arsenal. We know where it is kept in the Amori Prefecture, hidden in a tank farm that has no pipelines or loading facilities.
Likewise, Brazil went “nuclear” in the 1980s and now possesses 20 nuclear weapons according to reports from Soviet and Russian nuclear security officer Dimitri Khalezov.
South Africa exploded its first nuclear weapon on September 22, 1979. It built a total of 10 nuclear weapons but later gave up its inventory. Three of those weapons disappeared with one eventually sold to North Korea and exploded in 2009, according to US and British sources.
Israel is, of course, a “not so secret” nuclear power. Their program was based on full French cooperation and the re-direction of weapons-grade plutonium from the United States due to espionage.
nuclear weapons.
This is the plan of “Bandar Bush,” Saudi defense minister, former ambassador to the United States and close Bush family confidant.
In order to maintain domestic control, Saudi Arabia, working closely in concert with France and Israel, plans to beat “the drums of war” in the Persian Gulf for decades.
The new “axis of evil” was also to include Turkey, now a more reluctant participant, along with the Republic of Georgia, now a world leader in bio-warfare. Azerbaijan was also intended to take a strong role in what was to be a geopolitical realignment, which isn’t working as predicted.
Syria did not fall though Egypt was “taken out of the game” through a counter-revolution that reasserts the “30 family” oligarchy of the Mubarak period under the guise of military dictatorship.
Continues http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/11/12/saudis-seek-samson-option-with-israeli-french-aid/
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
Illuminati Attack on America Has Begun
Dean Henderson
If I were the paranoid sort I might surmise that the United States is now under full-scale assault by the inbred Annunaki Satanist Rothschild-led Illuminati bankers.
First came the traitorous Tea Party/Koch Brothers attempt to drive our government over the debt default cliff without so much as mentioning canceling the Federal Reserve-held debt or a single banker arrest or hanging.
The Tea Party should change its name to East India Company, which its namesakes attacked because this Rothschild tool’s taxes were to be CUT by the Crown.
As Veterans Today editor, Gordon Duff recently reported:
Saudis Tied to Shutdown
Lobbyist spending in Washington backing the disastrous government shutdown was tied, early on, to the AIPAC lobby, the money behind the Tea Party “suicide squad” extremists. These members of Congress, drowning in “soft money” from Saudi-Israeli lobbyists, purposefully targeted the military and key economic sectors.
Thus, in the middle of the drastic America geopolitical realignment that left Saudi Arabia reeling, it wasn’t just concerns about Saudi weapons going to terrorists, but Saudi cash going to right-wing political extremists inside the US capable of assassinations and false flag terrorism. [1]
Using Fox News as their propaganda arm, the Saudi/Israel subsidiary of the City of London banker cabal has transformed a large segment of the US population into imbecile obedient Nazi Brown Shirts, ready to attack minorities, poor people and nature at their Illuminati bosses’ command.
With millions of Americans experiencing food stamp cuts yesterday, the command may come sooner rather than later.
The #1 shareholder in News Corp. – owner of Fox – is Rupert Murdoch, the Zionist Israeli agent who recently received an oil concession in Syria’s Golan Heights in partnership with the Rothschilds.
The #2 shareholder in News Corp. is Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, who was listed by Forbes as the world’s 26th richest man last year with a net worth of $20 billion. Bin Talal controls Kingdom Holding Company which owns large chunks of Citigroup, Coca Cola, Amazon, Apple, AOL, Time Warner, Ford, Hewlett Packard, eBay, Disney, Four Seasons, Twitter, McDonalds, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble, and many other global corporations – many in a position to aid the NSA in it’s omnipresent spying. [2]
The Saudis and Israelis have worked together for decades to sow division in the Middle East. Both countries are creations of the London bankers, who needed gendarmes in the region to control the oil resource. They are natural allies who hide behind Islam and Judaism (and discredit both), while carrying out the skullduggery of their Crown-controlled Muslim Brotherhood and Cabala secret societies.
When the Obama Administration backed away from supporting the al Qaeda terrorists attacking the Syrian government, both Saudis and Israelis became furious. So did their Rothschild/Crown supporters.
While AIPAC and the House of Saud busied themselves writing large checks to Ted Cruz and his Benedict Arnold Tory imbecile ilk, British foreign ministers were suddenly glad-handing Chinese government officials in Beijing.
The switch was on.
IlluminattiSuddenly allegations of US spying on its allies by the NSA were everywhere. Likewise, US drone attacks came under intense scrutiny. Yes, these are terrible things. But, who controls the NSA? And why are these allegations now targeting Obama, when it was the Windsor-cousin, Bush, who kicked the US mercenary war machine into overdrive for his London banker sponsors while slashing taxes on the super-rich, bankrupting our country in the process?
Is the liberal black Obama playing out his well-planned role as fall guy for the Nazi Illuminati’s destruction of America, whose 1776 revolution against the Crown/Rothschild axis has never been accepted by the counter-revolutionary lizard clan?
Did British loyalists sabotage the Obama Care computers in a last ditch attempt to stop this move towards healthcare as a right of all as opposed to healthcare as just another vampire banker arena of profit and fraud?
The US dollar is in free-fall, if you haven’t noticed.
Continues http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/11/02/illuminati-attack-on-america-has-begun/

Edited at 2013-11-13 08:34 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
100,000 Martyrs for Geneva 2 & An Instrument of Aggression
100,000 Martyrs for Geneva 2
Thierry Meyssan
Damascus (Syria) 100,000 Martyrs for Geneva 2
Although the Geneva Conference, in June of 2012, had set the foundations for peace in Syria, the war resumed for a year and a half. 100,000 deaths later, the foreign powers who planned and fueled the conflict have finally admitted defeat. Moscow and Washington are therefore planning to convene a new conference in Geneva to enact the victory of the Syrian Arab Republic.
http://www.voltairenet.org/article180942.html


“Responsibility to Protect” (R2P): An Instrument of Aggression
Edward S. Herman
“Responsibility to Protect” (R2P): An Instrument of Aggression “Responsibility to Protect” is a bogus doctrine designed to undermine the very foundations of international law. It is law rewritten for the powerful. “The structures and laws that underlie the application of R2P exempt the Great Power enforcers from the laws and rules that they enforce on the lesser powers.”
http://www.voltairenet.org/article180927.html
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
SANA: Nineteen citizens killed by terrorists' attacks in Damascus, Homs and Aleppo
Damascus; Two citizens were martyred and 20 others were injured as mortar shells fired by terrorists hit the residential areas of Bab Touma and al-Zablatani in Damascus.
SANA reporter quoted a Damascus Police Command source as saying that two terrorists' mortar shells landed in Bab Touma Square, killing two citizens and wounding 7 others.
The source added that 13 other citizens got injured by a third mortar shell that hit a grocery market in al-Zablatani area, which also caused material damage to the shops.

Terrorist rockets kill 8 citizens in Aleppo
Meanwhile, A source at the police command in Aleppo said that 8 citizens were killed while many others wounded by rockets fired by terrorists on al-Azizia and al-Boulman roundabout in the city.

Nine Citizens martyred by terrorists' mortar shells in Homs
Nine citizens were martyred and others were injured as terrorists' mortar shells hit the neighborhoods of al-Ghouta, al-Hamra and al-Inshaat in Homs city on Wednesday.
An official source told SANA that a mortar shell fell on al-Inshaat are claimed the lives of eight citizens, while the shells that hit the neighborhoods of al-Ghouta and al-Hamra caused the martyrdom of a citizen and the injury of 16 others.

Terrorists kill two women they had abducted in Khneifes village, Hama
Two women who were kidnapped last Friday by an armed terrorist group from Khneifes village in the countryside of al-Salamiyeh in Hama province were found killed.
A Hama Police Command source told SANA reporter that the bodies of the two women were found early this morning at the intersection of Ezz-Eddin town on al-Salamiyeh-Homs highway.
The source noted that based on the coroner's report, the two women died from gunshot wounds in the head.
The two women were abducted by an armed terrorist group who attacked last Friday a number of citizens while they were harvesting olives in Khneifes village, killing 6 of them and injuring 8 others.
Pictures http://213.178.225.235/eng/337/2013/11/13/512274.htm
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
SANA: Army eliminates terrorists, destroys their gatherings, advances into new areas
Provinces; The armed forces continued military operations in many areas across the country on Wednesday, killing scores of terrorists, destroying their gatherings and hideouts and clearing new areas of the them.

Army pounds terrorist concentrations in several areas in Damascus countryside
An official source told SANA that army units killed and wounded 50 terrorists and destroyed 3 cars equipped with heavy machineguns in Harazma town in al-Nashabieh area, as another unit destroyed a warehouse of explosive devices and home-made rockets, also eliminating an armed terrorist group east of Jisrin and Marj al-Sultan.
The terrorist Mohammad Hamada was identified among the dead.
The source pointed out that 22 terrorists have been killed in Alia farms and Karm al-Rasas in Duma area and a car loaded with weapons and ammunition was destroyed, as six terrorists east of the Police Hospital in Harasta were killed.
Army uits carried out operations in the farms of al-Dilbeh town and on the outskirts of Htaitet al-Turkman town and around the Damascene Village, killing and wounding numbers of terrorists and destroying an arms cache near al-Baraa' Mosque in Beit Sahem.
In Damascus southern countryside, army units pursued terrorists on the outskirts of al-Sbeineh town, killing the terrorists Izzat Ibrahim and Ahmad Huriyah, as five terrorists were killed near al-Furn roundabout in Daraya city.
Several Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were killed in Qarina farms in Yabroud, among them Mohammad al-Rifai as army units destroyed an arms cache near al-Qaboun Police Station and killed numbers of terrorists in Barzeh neighborhood.

Army advances in Aleppo's old city
The army unit achieved significant advance in army areas in Aleppo's old city, taking control over parts of it after eliminating huge numbers of terrorists in these areas.

Army repels terrorists, foil wheat-looting attempts in Hasaka
The army units killed a number of terrorists who were trying to loot wheat silos in the area of Ghweran and destroyed many terrorists' hideouts and gatherings in Hasaka and its countryside.
An official source told SANA reporter that the army killed 20 terrorists and destroyed 5 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition and some of them equipped with heavy machineguns in the areas of al-Bahharyeh, al-Qasayeb and Kharab Askar in al-Qamishli countryside.
The source added that the army eliminated the members of an armed terrorist group who were trying to loot wheat silos in Ghweran neighborhood in Hasaka city.

Terrorists eliminated, gatherings destroyed in Homs
A military source told SANA that all members of an armed terrorist group were eliminated as they were trying to infiltrate from al-Ghasbieh into al-Dwair village, in addition to eliminating another armed terrorist group while it was smuggling weapons and ammunition from al-Rastan city to the terrorists in al-Hula in Homs countryside.
The source added that an army unit destroyed terrorists' hideouts and gatherings in the villages of Mhin, al-Dar al-Kabira, al-Ghanto, al-Quneitrat and in the area between the villages of Izz-Eddin and Hameis, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.
Pictures http://213.178.225.235/eng/337/2013/11/13/512260.htm
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
SANA: The army takes control of Hijjeira in Damascus Countryside and parts of Aleppo
Damascus; Units of the armed forces on Wednesday took full control of Hijjeira town in Damascus Countryside after having eliminated the terrorists' last gatherings in the town, according to a military source.
The source said the army units have destroyed the terrorists' weapons and ammunition and are now hunting down the escaping terrorists on the outskirts of Hijjeira.
A field commander told SANA reporter that the operation lasted for 6 days, adding that the army units discovered several tunnels which were used by terrorists for movement and storing weapons.
He added that the army units arrested scores of terrorists affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called "al-Islam Brigade", in addition to dismantling several explosive devices planted by terrorists in the town's streets and houses, before they were killed at the hands of the Syrian army.

The army advances in Aleppo old city
Meanwhile, units of the army hunted the terrorists in Aleppo, advancing into the surroundings of the Umayyad Mosque and the old city and storming the hideouts of the armed groups in a number of Aleppo countryside and Idleb.
A military source told SANA that the army took full control on parts of old Aleppo after eliminating armed terrorist groups and destroyed their criminal equipment.
Pictures http://213.178.225.235/eng/337/2013/11/13/512252.htm
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
SANA: Massive rally in Jibreen , Aleppo to support the army
Aleppo; Citizens of Jibreen village in Aleppo went out in a massive rally to express support to the Syrian Army in confronting terrorism.
The citizens took to streets and squares of the village with the participation of Electricity Minister Imad Khamis, Secretary of Aleppo Branch of al-Baath Arab Socialist Part Ahmad Saleh Ibrahim and Aleppo Governor Mohammad Wahid Akkad.
The participants affirmed their support to the Syrian Army in confronting terrorism and achieving victories over the enemies and terrorists who are launching a fierce war on Syria, stressing readiness to sacrifice their souls for preserving Syria's dignity and sovereignty.
For his part, the Electricity Minister hailed the steadfastness of Aleppo citizens in the face of the war to which Syria is exposed, affirming the government's keenness to meet the citizens' needs, pointing out that the maintenance workshops will work to rehabilitate electrical power in the village.
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clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
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NATO has decided to extend the deployment of Patriot missile batteries in Turkey to defend the country from a possible attack from Syria, as instability across the border continues. The nature of the mission will remain solely defensive, a foreign ministry official stressed. Turkey previously sent its request to NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The request was reviewed by Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. Each of those states sent two Patriot missile batteries in early 2013, for one year, following Turkey’s request.
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28949.html

22:09PM 250 tons of European relief aid arrive at Jdaidet Yabous border crossing
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28948.html

22:05PM Egypt to lift state of emergency, curfew on Thursday
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28947.html

21:53PM Pakistani faces US terror charge, wanted to fight in Syria
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28946.html

18:43PM Kosovo Muslim leaders to youths: Don't go to Syria
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28945.html

18:18PM Syria conflict draws rising numbers of German jihadists
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28942.html

17:18PM Pope Francis: Attack on school bus in Damascus tragedy that must not be repeated
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28939.html

15:36PM Afghan opium production hits record high – UN study
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28931.html

15:16PM “Free Army” fires mortar rounds killing 4 civilians on Bab Touma and al-Qasaa
Armed men target sporadic areas of Bab Touma of Damascus with 14 mortar shells, what resulted in the martyrdom of 4 Syrian citizens and 10 injuries, as some schools have been evacuated due to the fired mortar rounds, according to Breaking News Network to reporter.
An informed sources in the context declared to Breaking News Network said that many schools in Bab Touma, al-Qasaa and al-Zablatani decided to evacuate the classes of the children for their safety.
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28930.html

14:13PM 1st National Forum for Children-oriented Media starts
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28928.html

13:41PM Premier al-Halqi: Honoring martyrs' families constitutional and humane duty
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28924.html

12:56AM Hejjera under the Army’s control
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28920.html

10:00AM Premier stresses government's commitment to establish "new qualitative industries"
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28902.html

09:35AM Electricity Minister: Power gradually returning to Aleppo neighborhoods
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/28901.html
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
This weird flu is really getting me down and the headache isn't helping.
(Anonymous) on November 13th, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
This weird flu is really getting me down and the headache isn't helping.
Specially engineered to slow down people with a weakness for conspiracy theories.
clothcapclothcap on November 13th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Syrian Documents
http://documents.sy/news.php?lang=en
2013-11-13
Aleppo--
A number of mortar shells have landed in al-Orqoub neighborhood in Aleppo, killing and wounding many people, according to anti-government activists.
Hama--
Confrontations fire out once again between Syrian Army and Free Army militia in Kawkab village of Hama countryside – casualties of both sides reported.
Damascus--
Mortar rounds have hit al-Kabbas area in Damascus, the thing that resulted in many civilian injuries.
Homs--
Syrian Army’s artillery has renewed bombardments on opposition fighters’ strongholds in the city of Qalaat al-Husun in Homs countryside, which at least caused material damage.
Damascus Countryside--
Two mortar shells have landed in Dahyet al-Assad in Damascus countryside, injuring a number of people besides material damage.
Aleppo--
Aerial raids conducted by Air Forces have targeted the strongholds of opposition fighters in both villages of Kafrnaha and Khan al-Assal of Aleppo countryside, what resulted in casualties and material damage.
Damascus--
Fresh battles occur between Syrian Army and Free Army militia in Barzeh neighborhood of Damascus, what resulted in casualties from both fronts.
Aleppo--
Severe bombardments carried out by Syrian Army on locations of (ISIL) in Tal Blat town in the north of Tal-Aren village of Aleppo countryside.
Damascus Countryside--
Severe clashes occur between Syrian army and Free army militia at the entrance of Bet Sahem town of Damascus countryside in an attempt to get in, amid bombardments on strongholds of the militias inside the town.
2013-11-12
Damascus Countryside--
Syrian Army makes advances in the town of Hajira located in Damascus suburbs, and retakes the town’s main roundabout that used to be a hotspot of clashes with Free Army militia.
Aleppo--
Activists: clashes took place between Syrian Army and Free Army militia around Umayyad mosque in Aleppo and injuries reported.
Edlib--
Syrian Air Forces bombard locations of Free Army militia in Saraqb city of Idlib countryside and casualties were recorded.
Damascus Countryside--
Fierce clashes occur between Syrian Army and Free Army militia in al-Muadamiah town of Damascus countryside, where the severest one toll place in the eastern side of the town of casualties reported from both sides.
Damascus--
Severe bombardments carried out by Syrian Army target strongholds of armed opposition in Barzeh al-Balad neighborhood in the north of Damascus.
Quneitra--
Fresh artillery bombardments carried out by Syrian army on strongholds of Free Army militia in al-Rfeedah village in the south of al-Qunaiterah countryside, what resulted in human and material casualties among the militias.
Homs--
Syrian Air Army targets locations of the Islamic moment Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra Front in the north of Maheen village of the eastern countryside of Homs.
Hama--
Bombardments carried out Syrian Air Forces target strongholds of armed opposition in the north of Jesser Bait al-Ras village of Hama countryside causing material damage.
Damascus Countryside--
Fresh severe clashes occur between Syrian Army and Free Army militia in the outskirts of al-Sayyedeh Zainab area of Damascus countryside, as casualties reported from both sides.

Newsletter http://documents.sy/newsletter.php?action=download&id=813&lang=en
clothcapclothcap on November 14th, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
Dangerous Contamination in Vaccines Causes Sinking Profits for Big Pharma
Missy Fluegge
Sanofi Pasteur, the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines, is currently facing serious troubles, as countries around the world are scrutinizing Sanofi’s products and practices. Recently, they have reported a massive third quarter decline of $1.8 billion in vaccine sales. This news follows a previous second quarter report described by one investment website as “pretty ugly reading,” with decreased sales in all divisions, as well as a 28 percent loss in operating income. [1]
The large decline in operating income and vaccine profits provides an easy indicator that governments and individuals worldwide are becoming suspicious of pharmaceutical companies. However, the news that should be most concerning to parents is the warning letter the FDA has given to Sanofi. The FDA recently cited Sanofi for dozens of concerns about their vaccine production, including the presence of contamination and mold.
Continues http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/dangerous-contamination-in-vaccines.html