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14 Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I have not sent them, neither did I command them, neither spake I unto them, but they prophesy unto you a false vision, and divination, and vanity, and deceitfulness of their own heart.
15 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Concerning the prophets that prophesy in my Name, whom I have not sent, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land, by sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
16 And the people to whom these prophets do prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, because of the famine, and the sword, and there shall be none to bury them: both they and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
|Posted by George Freund on May 5, 2015 at 2:45 PM|
Military training exercises in Barrie and Orillia this week
May 04, 2015 Barrie Advance
424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron out of 8 Wing Trenton will conduct a search and rescue (SAR) exercise called TIGEREX 2015 in the Barrie and Orillia area from May 4 to 7.
Residents of the surrounding areas can expect to see increased RCAF and civilian SAR aircraft activity during this period.
During the course of the exercise, members of the public may see search and rescue technicians parachuting under orange canopies from CC-130H Hercules aircraft, as well as CH-146 Griffon helicopter crews conducting hoist operations.
Residents are advised that these activities are part of carefully controlled training scenarios, and unless otherwise stated, do not constitute a response to an actual emergency.
Supporting 424 Squadron in this exercise are: the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (Trenton), SAR Network Operations Communications Centre, 439 Squadron, 8 Air Communications and Control Squadron, Canadian Coast Guard, Civil Air SAR Association, United States Coast Guard, Ontario Provincial Police, and local fire hall and ambulance.
This exercise is being conducted under all applicable Canadian Armed Forces training regulations to protect both the public and CAF members.
The Squadron¹s ability to respond to actual SAR missions will not be impacted by the training underway in the area.
The purpose of this exercise is to provide realistic training opportunities for our SAR personnel in order to maintain their skills and expertise through the enactment of simulated incidents and complex rescue scenarios.
|Posted by George Freund on May 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM|
|Posted by George Freund on May 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM|
Secret: The Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado was built for NORAD to direct the American response to a nuclear war with the USSR during the Cold War
Pentagon will spend $700million renovating the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, the former headquarters of NORAD
High tech communications being installed that are impervious to electromagnetic pulses
The bunker is build under 2,000 feet of the Rocky Mountains and is able to withstand a hit by a 30 megaton nuclear blast
Decommissioned ten years ago because 'Russians were no longer a threat'
By KELLY MCLAUGHLIN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 04:56 GMT, 5 May 2015 | UPDATED: 07:59 GMT, 5 May 2015
The Pentagon has announced that it is spending approximately $700million to refurbish the Cheyenne Mountain Complex and make it less vulnerable to a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
This comes just weeks after it was announce announced that the complex, former home of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), will once again be home to the most advanced tracking and communications equipment in the U.S. military.
An EMP attack consists of a deliberate burst of energy that could disrupt the electrical grid across the United States and block NORAD from defending the nation, events which the organization is looking for ways to protect itself from.
Protection: There are 15 three story building inside the military complex and each is buffered by a 25-ton blast door
The high-tech base, which shut down ten years ago, is one of the icons of the Cold War - a self-contained and sufficient town buried under the Rockies meant to be impervious to a Soviet nuclear barrage.
During it's time as an active base NORAD scanned the skies for Russian missiles and the military command and control center of the United States in the event of World War Three.
The $700million contract with Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command, however, could shed light into the facility's future.
With the nation's electrical grid and infrastructure increasingly becoming more vulnerable to a foreign attack, the Colorado mountain could act as a shield, according to FOX News.
Small town: The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is home to more than 1,000 personnel and is able to operate as an underground town for months with fresh water and food
'What it could do, these various threats, is black out the U.S. electric grid for a protracted period of months or years,' Peter Pry, executive director of the EMP Task Force, a bipartisan congressional commission, told FOX.
He added: 'Nine out of ten Americans could die from starvation, disease and societal collapse, if the blackout lasted a year.'
Pry said that a missile fired into space from a southerly route could destroy the nation's EMP. Or, a naturally-occurring geomagnetic storm could affect the grid.
'The grid is utterly unprotected from an EMP attack. It's not adequately protected from cyber or physical sabotage,' Pry told FOX. 'It's why North Korea and Iran want the bomb, have the bomb. North Korea has actually practiced this against the United States.'
He added that the Obama Administration has not followed recommendations from the task force to protect the grid at a cost of $2billion.
'Two billion dollars is what we give in foreign aid to Pakistan,' Pry said. 'If we suspended that for one year and put it toward hardening the electrical grid, we could protect the American people from this threat.'
Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that 'because of the very nature of the way that Cheyenne Mountain's built, it's EMP-hardened.'
'And so, there's a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,' Gortney told reporters.
Power: At its height Cheyenne was home to NORAD who watched 7,000 aircraft per day as part of their surveillance operations
Headquarters: The US and Canadian military jointly operated NORAD from within Cheyenne and soldiers from north of the border made up 15 percent of the personnel at the base
'My primary concern was... are we going to have the space inside the mountain for everybody who wants to move in there, and I'm not at liberty to discuss who's moving in there,' he said.
The House of Representatives have unanimously passed several pieces of legislation that would protect the U.S. power grid, including the GRID Act, the Shield Act and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act.
All of the legislations that had been passed died in the Senate.
The Cheyenne mountain bunker is a half-acre cavern carved into a mountain in the 1960s that was designed to withstand a Soviet nuclear attack. From inside the massive complex, airmen were poised to send warnings that could trigger the launch of nuclear missiles.
But in 2006, officials decided to move the headquarters of NORAD and US Northern Command from Cheyenne to Petersen Air Force base in Colorado Springs. The Cheyenne bunker was designated as an alternative command center if needed.
Around-the-clock crews monitor U.S. skies from the command center of the Northern Command located deep within Cheyenne Mountain at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002
Hollywood: Sci-fi movie Stargate (1994) was set inside the Cheyenne Mountain Complex while 1983's War Games also imagine a nuclear standoff operated from inside the nuclear bunker
That move was touted a more efficient use of resources but had followed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of modernization work at Cheyenne carried out after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Now the Pentagon is looking at shifting communications gear to the Cheyenne bunker, officials said.
'A lot of the back office communications is being moved there,' said one defense official.
Officials said the military's dependence on computer networks and digital communications makes it much more vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse, which can occur naturally or result from a high-altitude nuclear explosion.
Under the ten-year contract, Raytheon is supposed to deliver 'sustainment' services to help the military perform 'accurate, timely and unambiguous warning and attack assessment of air, missile and space threats' at the Cheyenne and Petersen bases.
Raytheon's contract also involves unspecified work at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
COLD WAR RELIC? CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN COMPLEX CLOSED IN 2006
Almost 10 years ago, the military closed the secretive defense complex carved into Cheyenne Mountain that for decades monitored American skies for threats.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command operations center was moved to nearby Peterson Air Force Base, which is home to the U.S. Northern Command created after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Cheyenne Mountain Complex is 2,000 feet below the granite rocks and made up of 15 three-story buildings protected from nuclear blasts and seismic movement by a system of 1,000 giant springs.
The entire complex is designed to withstand a direct hit by a 30 megaton nuclear explosion and has 25-ton blast doors surrounding the complex.
NORAD, a joint U.S. and Canadian command, was set up in the 1960s to monitor the skies for threats like missiles, aircraft and space objects.
In 2006, Adm. Tim Keating, who commanded both NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command, said the government's best intelligence 'led them to believe a missile attack from China or Russia was very unlikely.'
Cold War heroes: The Cheyenne mountain bunker is a half-acre cavern carved into a mountain in the 1960s that was designed to withstand a Soviet nuclear attack
That, along with the emergence of varied terrorist threats such as suicide bombers, 'was why we recommended that we don't need to maintain Cheyenne Mountain in a 24/7 status. We can put it on `warm standby,' said Keating.
About 1,100 people work in the mountain, long a symbol of the Cold War. Buildings inside it are mounted on springs to absorb the shock from a nuclear blast, while the entrance is guarded by a vault-like door several feet thick.
The complex includes banks of batteries and its own water supply. Excavation on the site began in 1961.
Canadian crews stationed at Cheyenne Mountain will also made the move to Peterson, Keating said.
|Posted by George Freund on May 5, 2015 at 9:25 AM|
Mysterious 'infrasounds' have been captured from the edge of space for the first time in 50 years. The sounds were recorded aboard a Nasa student balloon experiment using infrared microphones
Special microphones picked up infrasounds at frequencies below 20 hertz
Theories range from gravity waves to wind farms and clear air turbulence
Nasa still can't explain noises and will launch another study later this year
By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 20:44 GMT, 4 May 2015 | UPDATED: 23:14 GMT, 4 May 2015
Mysterious 'infrasounds' have been captured from the edge of space for the first time in 50 years.
The sounds were recorded aboard a Nasa student balloon experiment using infrared microphones.
The recording features unexplained hisses and whistles heard 22 miles (36km) above the Earth's surface.
They were captured by Daniel Bowman, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to a report in LiveScience.
He was able to pick up sound waves at frequencies below 20 hertz, which can only be heard by human ears by speeding up recordings.
'It sounds kind of like The X-Files,' Bowman told Live Science.
An important characteristic of infrasonic sound is that it travels long distances.
While natural phenomenon such as storms and earthquakes can cause infrasounds, researchers still don't know what was picked up in these recordings.
To capture the noises, Bowman released the infrared microphones on a helium balloon above New Mexico and Arizona in August as part of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) study.
The balloon floated 450 miles (725 km) across the Earth's surface and reached a height of more than 123,000ft (37,500 metres).
NASA recording from edge of space picks up strange sounds
WHAT ARE INFRASOUNDS?
Infrasound are sound waves at frequencies below 20 hertz.
Sounds at those frequencies are inaudible to the human ear.
An important characteristic of infrasonic sound is that it travels long distances. Natural phenomenon such as storms and earthquakes can produce infrasonic sounds.
Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released the infrared microphones on a helium balloon above New Mexico and Arizona in August as part of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) study
This is the first time an infrasound study has reached these heights.
Theories for the sounds range from a wind farm under the balloon's path, to ocean waves, gravity waves and clear air turbulence.
Nasa now plans to send another payload to record more of these strange noises later this year
Others suggest the noises may be coming from movements from the balloon cable.
A Nasa-backed project now plans to send another payload to record more of these strange noises later this year.
'There haven't been acoustic recordings in the stratosphere for 50 years,' Bowman told LiveScience.
'Surely, if we place instruments up there, we will find things we haven't seen before,' he said.
While these sounds from space are unexplained, Esa has been putting together a collection of more familiar noises from the cosmos in a soundcloud.
The amazing collection of clips include some that have been artificially amplified to be audible to humans, and others that are simply as they originally sounded.
The various noises from space are shared on Esa's esaops Soundcloud page.
One clip uses audio data collected by the Huygens probe as it descended onto the surface of Saturn's moon Titan on 14 January 2005.
The spacecraft carried with it acoustic sensors on the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (Hasi), which recorded the surroundings as the probe descended.
According to Esa they ‘give a realistic reproduction of what a traveller on board Huygens would have heard during one minute of the descent through Titan's atmosphere.’
|Posted by George Freund on May 5, 2015 at 12:35 AM|
Geologists predicted the volcano, called Axial Seamount (pictured), would erupt this year during a public lecture in September. And for more than a week the region has experienced thousands of tiny earthquakes (activity pictured) - a sign that magma is moving toward the surface
Geologists previously predicted Axial Seamount would erupt this year
For more than a week the region has experienced thousands of tiny quakes
Seafloor has also reportedly dropped by almost 8ft (2.4 metres)
Both are said to be a sign of magma moving from beneath the summit
By REUTERS and VICTORIA WOOLLASTON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 2 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 4 May 2015
An undersea volcano situated 300 miles (480 km) off the coast of Oregon is thought to be erupting after signs of magma were spotted near its deep sea vent.
Geologists predicted the volcano, called Axial Seamount, would erupt this year during a public lecture in September.
And for more than a week the region has experienced thousands of tiny earthquakes - a sign that magma is moving towards the surface.
The earthquakes were recorded by William Wilcock from the University of Washington and the forecast was made by geologists Bill Chadwick of Oregon State University and Scott Nooner of the University of North Carolina Wilmington last year. The seafloor has also dropped by 8ft (2.4 metres) (Axial Seamount pictured)
The seafloor has also reportedly dropped by almost 8ft (2.4 metres), additionally said to be a sign of magma being withdrawn from a reservoir beneath the summit.
It is dubbed Axial Seamount due its location along the axis of an underwater mountain ridge.
The earthquakes were first recorded by William Wilcock from the University of Washington using instrumentation from the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative.
And the forecast was made by geologists Bill Chadwick of Oregon State University and Scott Nooner of the University of North Carolina Wilmington during a lecture last year, followed by a blog post.
The Juan de Fuca Ridge (pictured) is part of an ocean ridge system situated 300 miles (480km) off the coast of Oregon. Axial Seamount rises almost a 0.6 miles (one km) above this ridge.
AXIAL SEAMOUNT VOLCANO
The Juan de Fuca Ridge is part of an ocean ridge system situated 300 miles (480km) off the coast of Oregon.
Axial Seamount rises almost a 0.6 miles (one km) above this ridge.
It is the latest in a series of large volcanoes built by movement over the earth’s crust over a deeper 'hot-spot' known as the Cobb-Eikelberg hotspot.
It is situated in the mantle and is said to be the source of the extra magma supply.
Geologists predicted the volcano would erupt this year during a public lecture in September.
And for more than a week the region has experienced thousands of tiny earthquakes.
The seafloor has also reportedly dropped by almost 8ft (2.4 metres).
Researchers know of two previous eruptions by the volcano, but those 1998 and 2011 eruptions were detected after the event.
Last year, researchers connected monitoring equipment to an undersea cable that, for the first time, allowed them to gather live data on the volcano, whose peak is about 4,900 feet (1,500 meters) below the ocean surface.
They based their forecast on some of their previous research, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which showed how the volcano inflates and deflates like a balloon in a repeatable pattern as it responds to magma being fed into the seamount.
'It isn't clear yet whether the earthquakes and deflation at Axial are related to a full-blown eruption, or if it is only a large intrusion of magma that hasn't quite reached the surface,' said Professor Chadwick, who works out of OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and is affiliated with NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
Researchers know of two previous eruptions by the volcano, but those 1998 and 2011 eruptions were detected months or years afterward.
Last year, researchers connected monitoring equipment to an undersea cable that, for the first time, allowed them to gather live data on the volcano, whose peak is about 4,900 feet (1,500 meters) below the ocean surface.
This cable has led to the volcano being dubbed 'wired'.
'The cable allows us to have more sensors and monitoring instruments than ever before, and it's happening in real time,' said Professor Chadwick.
In the past, researchers left battery-operated monitoring stations in place for several years, but were able to analyse the data only by retrieving those devices.
Pressure sensors detected that an eruption was underway on April 23.
After monitoring hundreds then thousands of small earthquakes each day near Axial Seamount, they detected more than 8,000 tiny quakes over a 24-hour span on this day.
As midnight approached, pressure sensors detected the seafloor dropping - a sign that magma was erupting - and the swollen volcano was 'deflating like an emptying balloon'.
Last year, researchers connected monitoring equipment to an undersea cable that allowed them to gather live data on the volcano (location marked), whose peak is about 4,900 feet (1,500meters) below the ocean surface
In total, the seafloor has dropped 8 feet (2.4 meters) in the past week.
Though the eruption has slowed, the volcano still seemed to be expelling magma as of last Friday, Professor Chadwick said, leaving his team wondering where the lava was going.
'We know it didn't erupt in the caldera, or crater, because that's where most of our sensors are, and they all survived,' he said.
Temperature fluctuations and seismic readings are consistent with an eruption north of the volcano's crater.
'But we probably won't know until this summer, when we get out there with a ship and are able to look around.'
UNDERWATER VOLCANO ERUPTIONS
Geologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently used robotic submarines to record underwater volcanic eruptions 3,937ft beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Samoa.
They found the acoustic signatures from two different types of eruption were distinct and can be used to identify underwater eruptions around the world.
Rather than the explosive roar emitted by their cousins on land, underwater volcanoes give off a muted thrum instead.
However, the research could allow scientists to monitor undersea volcanoes far more effectively than they have before.
In any case, the researchers say, such an eruption is not a threat to coastal residents.
The earthquakes at Axial Seamount are small and the seafloor movements gradual and thus cannot cause a tsunami.
Axial Seamount provides scientists with an ideal laboratory, not only because of its close proximity to the Northwest coast, but for its unique structure.
'Because Axial is on very thin ocean crust, its 'plumbing system' is simpler than at most volcanoes on land that are often complicated by other factors related to having a thicker crust,' continued Professor Chadwick.
'Thus Axial can give us insights into how volcano magma systems work - and how eruptions might be predicted.'
Geologists are scheduled to go back to Axial in August to gather more data, but it may be possible for other researchers to visit the seamount on an expedition as early as May.
They hope to confirm the eruption and, if so, measure the volume of lava involved
|Posted by George Freund on May 4, 2015 at 10:40 AM|
Attack: The bodies of shooting suspects are seen next to their vehicle as it is searched for explosives at an anti-Muslim event in Texas on Sunday. The two men had got out the vehicle and opened fire, wounding a security guard in the leg, before they were shot by police
OFF TO A ROUSING START!
Two suspects were gunned down after shooting a guard in the leg outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland
The FBI has named one of the gunmen as Elton Simpson, who was convicted of lying to federal agents about traveling to Africa five years ago - but a judge ruled it could not be proved that he was going to join a terror group
Simpson's Phoenix, Arizona home has been surrounded and a bomb squad is carrying out a search
Reports suggest the pair were carrying explosives as they approached the building in the Dallas suburb
The American Freedom Defense Initiative event had offered a $10,000 prize for the best caricature of the prophet; local residents had expressed their concerns about the event but organizers said they were exercising free speech
The security guard who was shot, Bruce Joiner, was taken to hospital in stable condition and has been released
ISIS fighter claimed on Twitter that the shooting was carried out by two pro-ISIS individuals
By WILLS ROBINSON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and TED THORNHILL FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 00:39 GMT, 4 May 2015 | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 4 May 2015
A former terror suspect has been named as one of the gunmen shot dead by police after two attackers blasted an unarmed security guard in the ankle during an anti-Islam art contest in Texas on Sunday night.
Two heavily-armed men, who are believed to have been carrying explosives, were killed by police after opening fire outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Dallas, at around 7pm during a controversial event where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were being displayed. Followers of Islam deem that any physical depiction of the prophet - even a positive one - is blasphemous.
A senior FBI official has identified one of the men as Elton Simpson, who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to ABC News.
Simpson, identified in court papers as an American Muslim, had been convicted of lying to federal agents about his plans to travel to Somalia five years ago, but a judge ultimately ruled it could not be proved that he was heading there to join a terror group. He was placed on probation.
After his identity emerged, FBI agents and a bomb squad swarmed Simpson's apartment in north Phoenix, Arizona and used a robot to carry out the first sweep of his home, the channel reported. The second gunman's identity is not yet known.
Aftermath: An FBI agent looks at debris of a car blown up by police as a precaution, near the Curtis Culwell Center, on Monday morning
Evidence: The car was destroyed after two gunmen drove to the center in the vehicle and then opened fire on a security guard
Controversial: On Sunday, two heavily armed police officers can be seen securing art work following the shooting. The art competition, which was awarding $10,000 to the best caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, had been condemned by critics
Ahead of the attack on Sunday evening, several Twitter messages were sent out, and authorities believe Simpson was behind them. The last one was shared just half an hour before the attack.
Followers of ISIS had been calling for an attack online for more than a week after learning that the competition in Garland would feature a 'draw Muhammad' art contest, with a prize of $10,000 for the best caricature.
After the attack, the SITE Intelligence Group reported that an Islamic State fighter claimed on Twitter that the shooting was carried out by two pro-Isis individuals.
In a series of tweets and links, a jihadist named as Abu Hussain AlBritani, which SITE said was British IS fighter Junaid Hussain, claimed that '2 of our brothers just opened fire' at the Prophet Muhammad exhibition in Texas.
'They Thought They Was Safe In Texas From The Soldiers of The Islamic State,' added the tweet.
Other ISIS supporters claimed on Twitter that one of the gunmen was a man calling himself Shariah Is Light on the social media site, using the now-suspended account name @atawaakul, according to New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi.
He had posted a message earlier that said 'the bro with me and myself have given bay'ah [oath] to Amirul Mu'mineen [ISIS leader Al Baghdadi]. May Allah accept us as mujahideen #texasattack'.
Ms Callimachi pointed out that it's not even known at this point if the attackers are Muslim.
The contest was just minutes from finishing when multiple gunshots were heard.
The two suspects had pulled up in a vehicle with with explosives, before getting out and firing at a security officer, 57-year-old Bruce Joiner, who was employed by the independent school district and wearing a 'police-style uniform'. He was later taken to hospital in a stable condition and was released on Sunday evening.
Garland Mayor Douglas Athas toldCNN that the first suspect was shot immediately while the second was wounded when he reached for his back pack, and then shot again.
Randy Potts, a contributor for The Daily Beast, recalled how he was watching the speeches wrap up when a man wearing camouflage shouted: 'Get inside the conference room now!'
ISIS supporters claimed on Twitter that one of the gunmen was a man calling himself Shariah Is Light on the social media site
Police stand guard near the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland after it was attacked by two gunmen armed with automatic rifles on Sunday
Two heavily-armed officers stand guard as police blocked off the street surrounding the scene in Garland, Texas
An officer prevents two people from leaving the building as the area was placed on lockdown after multiple gunshots were heard
'The room was oddly quiet,' he said. 'A hush fell over the crowd of about 150, as if we were listening for something outside. Then a camo-clad security guard with a rifle got up on stage and announced that a cop and two suspects had been shot.'
He described how security surrounding the event was evident even as he drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center. The parking lot was surrounded by yellow tape and his ID was checked twice before he was allowed to enter.
Johnny Roby of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, had also been attending the conference. He said he was outside the building when he heard around 20 shots that appeared to be coming from the direction of a passing car.
Security guard Bruce Joiner was shot in the leg while standing outside the building. His injuries were not life-threatening
Roby said he then heard two single shots before officers yelled that they had the car before he was sent inside the building.
The building, which had about 100 people inside, and surrounding areas were placed on lockdown by SWAT teams.
FBI bomb squad robots were then sent in to check the suspects' vehicle, as the two bodies of the gunmen lay on the road beside it. The bodies were not immediately taken from the scene because they were too close to the car, which police feared had incendiary devices inside.
Shortly before midnight, police alerted media that a strong electronic pulse would be activated near the scene, presumably as part of the bomb squad's work, and a loud boom was heard moments later, though police did not comment further on what was carried out.
The art event had been condemned by critics as an attack on Islam, but the organizers insisted they were exercising free speech.
Some Twitter users began posting about the shooting using a #JeSuisGarland hashtag, mirroring the #JesuisCharlie hashtag that became popular after January's jihadist attacks in France. In that incident, gunmen killed 12 people in the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in revenge for its cartoons of the prophet.
After the gunfire in Garland, those inside the building started to sing patriotic songs, including the national anthem and God Bless America, and said a prayer for the injured security guard after one woman pulled out an American flag from her bag.
Garland Police officer Joe Harn said on Sunday evening they had been monitoring the build-up to the event and had not received any credible threats.
During a press conference, he described how the shootout lasted only seconds. A large area around the Center remained blocked off late into the night.
He said: 'Because of the situation of what was going on today and the history of what we've been told has happened at other events like this, we are considering their car (is) possibly containing a bomb.'
Texas Governor Greg Abbott described the incident as a 'senseless attack' and praised the 'swift action' of Garland law enforcement.
The attack unfolded shortly after Dutch member of parliament and leader of the far-right Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders, had delivered his keynote speech. There had been calls by members of Congress for him to be stopped at the border so he would not be able to speak.
'We are here in defiance of Islam to stand for our rights and freedom of speech,' he said during his speech shortly before the building was shut down. 'That is our duty... Our message today is very simple: we will never allow barbarism, never allow Islam, to rob us of our freedom of speech.'
His remarks were met with a standing ovation. He then told the audience that most terrorists are Muslims, and 'the less Islam the better'.
In 2009, he sparked controversy for showing a controversial film which linked the Koran to terrorism and has previously said the Netherlands is being taken over by a 'tsunami of Islamisation'.
Pamela Geller, the organizer of the event and the leader of Stop Islamisation of America, wrote on her personal website after the attack: 'This is a war. This is war on free speech. What are we going to do? Are we going to surrender to these monsters?'
Garland Police officer Joe Harn said they had been monitoring the build-up to the event and had not received any credible threats
Update: During a press conference on Saturday evening, he described how the shootout lasted only seconds. He insisted the force are being 'cautious' and would keep the area closed off until it was deemed safe
Keeping calm: A policeman keeps members of the audience inside the auditorium after the shots were fired at the controversial event
At the ready: Members of the Garland Police Department stand guard inside the Curtis Culwell Center in the aftermath of the shooting
Safe: Attendees of the event were led off of a school bus into another building where they were questioned by law enforcement
In a post in late March, she insisted that the event was necessary to fight back against what she described as 'the jihad against freedom'.
It was set up by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and had been described by opponents as an attack on Islam. They booked the center a little more than a week after Islamic militants in France killed 12 people at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The Garland Independent School district, who own the cultural center, allowed the event to go ahead despite criticism from residents and local Muslims that it was a risk to public safety.
The group spent $10,000 on 40 additional security officers, aware of potential threats they may attract, while Garland Police officers were fully prepared to deal with any issues that arose.
Before the event, the New York-based organisation made the headlines for its sponsorship of anti-Islamic adverts which it paid to run on transit systems in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and San Francisco.
A picture taken from inside the event just before the attack showed Geller giving a check for $12,500 to Bosch Fawtin who won the event.
He told the Dallas Morning News he believed there would be no danger because of the high levels of security surrounding the event.
'I had known it would be secure, but seeing it is a whole new thing,' he said before the shootings.
Locals in Garland said they were upset with the exhibit being held in their town, and tried to convince the city council to intervene.
One resident, Dorothy Brooks, said that the event was like shouting 'fire!' in a theater - an oft-cited example of freedom of speech taken too far.
She continued: 'I understand that participants have a right to express themselves with cartoons, but I regret that this will be happening in our city.'
Another, Lena Griffin, asked at a city council meeting: 'Do we want to be involved with this type of rhetoric?' It is not an issue of free speech but clearly one of public safety.'
Winner: Artist Bosh Fawstin (left) is presented with a check for $12,500 by Dutch politician Geert Wilders (center) and Pamela Geller (right) during a ceremony at the Curtis Culwell Center just before the shootings occurred
Proud: Wilders, leader of the anti-Islam Freedom Party, center, poses for a photograph with officers who responded to the shooting
Pamela Geller, co-founder and President of Stop Islamization of America, also spoke just before the two gunmen opened fire
Wilders, who has sparked controversy for linking the Koran with terrorism, speaks at the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest
The event had already been the subject of disapproval from further afield, according to ForeignPolicy.com.
The site obtained a letter from congressmen Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) and André Carson (D-Indiana) sent to John Kerry and Homeland Security asking them to bar a speaker for the event from entering the United States.
Caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed have triggered violent protests in the past, including when the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten published 12 satirical cartoons in 2005, triggering deadly protests in some Muslim countries.
In January, just weeks after the Paris attacks, an event called Stand with the Prophet was held in the same center. Muslim leaders from across the world gathered to try and combat 'Islamophobes in America' who had turned Muhammad into an 'object of hate'.
Geller spearheaded about 1,000 picketers at the event. One chanted: 'Go back to your own countries! We don't want you here!' Others held signs with messages such as, 'Insult those who behead others,' an apparent reference to recent beheadings by the militant group Islamic State.
Mr Abbott said state officials are investigating, and Dallas FBI spokeswoman Katherine Chaumont said that the agency is providing investigative and bomb technician assistance.
The Charlie Hebdo attack was followed by another a month later in Europe. A masked gunman sprayed bullets into a Copenhagen meeting in February attended by a Swedish artist who had been threatened with death for his cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
A civilian was killed and three police officers were injured in the attack, aimed at artist Lars Vilks, who stirred controversy in 2007 with published drawings depicting the Prophet Mohammad as a dog.
Denmark itself became a target 10 years ago after the publication of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad. The images led to sometimes fatal protests in the Muslim world.
CONTROVERSIAL CARICATURES: WHY DEPICTING THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD IS BANNED BY MUSLIMS
It's not mentioned in Islam's holy book, the Quran, but the religion's ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad — even favorably — has run firm through the centuries.
Religious traditions built over the years have prohibited such depictions out of respect for Muhammad and to discourage idolatry, according to Muslim scholars and clerics. The ban is further rooted in a wider prohibition against images or statues of human beings.
There have been exceptions. A rich tradition of depicting Muhammad emerged in miniatures and illustrations for manuscripts from around 1200 to 1700. The art is mainly from Turkey and Iran, where pictorial traditions were stronger than in the Arab world. The paintings often show traditional stories from Muhammad's life, such as his journey to heaven, though in some the prophet's face is obscured by a veil or a plume of flame.
Shiites also differ from Sunnis by depicting Muhammad's son-in-law Ali, revered by Shiites who see him as the prophet's rightful successor. His image — and those of his sons Hassan and Hussein — are plentiful among Shiites, adorning posters, banners, jewelry and even keychains. For Sunnis, the ban on depictions extends beyond the prophet to his close companions and wives.
'The Prophet Muhammad enjoys sublime and supreme status among Muslims and it is impossible to let a normal person depict or act the role of the prophet,' said Iraqi Shiite cleric Fadhil al-Saadi. 'There is no confirmed information about the shape or the features of the Prophet ... So nobody should come up with a painting or an image of him. That would represent an insult to the status of the prophet.'
With no explicit text against depictions — or against images of humans in general — the prohibition comes from deduction by Muslim scholars and interpreters over the centuries from the collections of Hadeeth, or sayings and actions of Muhammad.
The prohibition against depicting humans and other living beings, which emerged from scholars as early as the 9th century, came from reported sayings of Muhammad, in some of which he refused to enter a room with such depictions or challenged their creators to breathe life into them. The presumption was that such art would suggest man can emulate God's powers of creation — and there were worries that statues in particular could encourage idolatry.
Islamic tradition is full of written descriptions of Muhammad and his qualities — describing him as the ideal human being. But clerics have generally agreed that trying to depict that ideal is forbidden. That puts satirical — and obscene — depictions like those in the French magazing Charlie Hebdo far beyond the pale.
While no one knows Muhammad's true appearance, followers of the relatively modern, ultraconservative Salafi movement in Islam seek to emulate him as closely as possible — including in what they believe to be his physical features and dress. Hardcore Salafis wear a beard without a moustache, let their hair grow long, line their eyes with kohl or wear robes stopping around mid-shin, contending that was the prophet's manner.
The ban also extends to his wives, daughters, sons-in-law, the first caliphs who succeeded him and his closest companions. In fact, Egypt's al-Azhar mosque, the Sunni world's foremost seat of religious learning, has complained when 'Mohammed, Messenger of God,' an epic 1970s Hollywood production, depicted the prophet's camel.
There is a thriving production of religious TV series in the Arab world depicting the times of the prophet. But Muhammad and his companions are never themselves shown. At times, a white light stands in for Muhammad in the films or in movie posters — and when they are meant to be addressing Muhammad, the actors usually speak into the camera.
|Posted by George Freund on May 4, 2015 at 7:40 AM|
Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco was born on this day in 1655. He is credited with the invention of the Fortepiano. Google picked up on the topic to prepare another coded warning to those in the know. The key to the sequence is of course the musical notes. They are most likely tapping out a coded message. Music has been used through the ages in such a manner. Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations were a modern day masterpiece of such. They are a very difficult code to break, and I am hardly an expert.
That being said there are things that can be determined. Bartolomeo was born in the Republic of Venice the capital of the trading world in it's day. He did design a modern day style of piano of which three still exist. The locations of the pianos may very well determine the site of a future event. One is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York which is the top terror target city. Another is in the Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali in Rome. The third is in the Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University. There are 9/11 variations from the former's replaced soundboard. It was a 1720 instrument repaired in 1938 with a 54 note range.
At age 33 a noted degree of freemasonry Bartolomeo was hired by Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany. The recruitment went like this, "The prince was told that I did not wish to go; he replied that he would make me want to." In modern mafia slang that might translate as I'm going to make you an offer you can't refuse. He didn't. For those who aren't aware the de' Medici's were the most notorious family in existence then. They were a political and banking dynasty that had four members elected Pope. They were a rather undeserving lot to be kind. The hidden message is these powers of Rome are not exactly dormant. They will still play a role in events as they are about to transpire.
This is a moving doodle with sound. Bartolomeo plays a tune which is most likely code. It shows the inner workings of the instrument. That tells us there is a hidden element to the operation. At the right side the volume is controlled. The loud portion is f forte for loud and p piano for soft. I suspect there will be a diversion or patsy with a more pronounced operation in the shadows. The triangle in the circle implys the play or GO command. In a play on Stars Wars May the Force be with you, they substitute the date the fourth. However, that could mean something else like the Fourth Amendment. There may be something to search for. It may well be hidden in an instrument. Then the music starts.
|Posted by George Freund on May 2, 2015 at 8:45 AM|
As the conflict in Yemen intensifies, fully armed Royal Saudi Air Force F-15Cs are caught on video intercepting a civilian Airbus A310. The Mahan Air jet was en route from Iran to Yemen, supposedly on a relief mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Apparently the Saudis didn’t believe that.
Iranians claim that proper clearance was acquired for the flight to Yemen via Oman and pilots ignored Saudi radio communications demanding the aircraft land at an alternate airport, one that just so happens to be under Saudi control.
The remains of a Felix Airways plane after it was destroyed by an air strike at Sanaa International airport, Yemen
Four of these massive holes .. were the result of the saudi airstrikes that targeted the Sanaa airport runway
|Posted by George Freund on May 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM|
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and DANNY HAKIMAPRIL 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Navy on Thursday began deploying warships to protect American commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz against any interference fromIran, which this week seized a cargo ship in the narrow waterway, though which about 20 percent of the world’s oil passes.
|Posted by George Freund on May 1, 2015 at 10:45 AM|
THERE IS A NEW CODE TODAY MAY 1ST 2015 THE BLACK PENNY STAMP.
The postmark is LONDON. That could imply the target or the perpetrator.
The stamp was printed in sheets. Each stamp had a numbered location. There were 280 stamps per sheet.
AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL
BA BB BC BD BE BF BG BH BI BJ BK BL
• • • • • • • • • • • •
• • • • • • • • • • • •
• • • • • • • • • • • •
SA SB SC SD SE SF SG SH SI SJ SK SL
TA TB TC TD TE TF TG TH TI TJ TK TL
This grid configuration can be co-ordinates on a map or a basic substitution code. The 9/11 terrorists were said to have used The Idiot's Code. This is what we have to play with with this doodle. It is indicative of something very serious on the horizon. Will it be war or false flag attack? Ask any idiot.
WORLD WAR II ERA ENIGMA CODING MACHINE
The illustrated stamps are from positions:
AA AB AC AD AE AF
BA BB BC BD BE BF
CA CB CC CD CE
CD was civil defense in London. CF Canadian Forces?
The abbreviation cf. derives from the Latin word confer, while in English it is commonly read as "compare". The abbreviation advises readers to consult other material, usually for the purpose of drawing a contrast.
CF also stands for the video game Cross Fire. We are permitted to confer and draw a conclusion. There will be a military component to the decrypt. AMD CrossFireX is a graphics processor unit (GPU) which allows manipulation and alters memory. AA AB AC AD AE AF put in a Google search led us to a wireless card. There will be a significant computer element to the operation.
BA BB BC BD BE BF in an image search led to this interesting image. We see the tank stuck in an inoperative mode. The site was called Girls Under Panzer. It also takes us to cabin plans on two cruise ships the MS AIDAsol and the Regal Princess and a video of a Virgin Airlines plane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBcOAoSLsSk.
CA CB CC CD CE in a web search take us to Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2015 Edition and Cracking the AP Calculus AB & BC Exams. These are quiz answer sheets. We are in a position to crack the codes with the arrangements of letters. It also takes us to a fusebox for a car. Of the greatest interest belays the result of the letter sequences applied to the map algorithm. Very specific locations result.
The first takes us to a company in Los Alamos, CA. Practical Components makes dummy components for a broad range of uses. A false flag type of feint could demand as much.
The second takes us to the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.
The third takes us to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation shop on Front Street in Toronto which is by the way around the corner from Canada's CSIS Toronto office.
BA BB BC BD BE BF leads to a patent for prodrugs to treat Flaviviridae infections like Yellow Fever.
Great plans are in the making. Our Enigma cypher wheels are rotating in the Google algorithms. A stage has been set to unfold. Dummy components, an intelligence agency, a mass communications network, researchers, academia and a military cross fire are in the Google idiot's code. Will it lead directly to open warfare is the only question. The post mark LONDON a possible target. British intelligence has warned us of a plot. ISIS sleeper cells lie in wait. We act. We know the doodles are operational instructions for the select few. We read them. So can you. The plot is in the mail.