Thursday, September 21, 2017

North Korean leader to consider 'highest level of hard-line measure' against U.S.

Kim Jong un  "Rocket Man" according to  President tRUMP .
Thomson Reuters      CHRISTINE KIM AND SOYOUNG KIM       September 21st 2017 
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said in a rare statement on Friday the North will consider the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" against the United States in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the North.

Calling Trump "mentally deranged" and his comments "the most ferocious declaration of a war in history," Kim said his U.N. speech on Tuesday confirmed Pyongyang's nuclear program has been "the correct path".

"His remarks ... have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last," Kim said in the statement carried by the North's official KCNA news agency.


"As a man representing the DPRK and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech," Kim said, referring to the North by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oreal heiress and world’s richest woman, dies at 94

 The Wrap          REID NAKAMURA          September  21st 2017 
Liliane Bettencourt, the billionaire heiress of the cosmetics company L’Oreal, has died at the age of 94.

Bettencourt, whose family founded L’Oreal and now owns a 33 percent stake in the company, died “peacefully” in her home on Wednesday night, according to a statement from her daughter Fran├žoise Bettencourt Meyers sent to The Guardian on Thursday.

“In this painful moment for us, I would like to reiterate, on behalf of our family, our entire commitment and loyalty to L’Oreal and to renew my confidence in its President Jean-Paul Agon and his teams worldwide,” Meyers said.

Bettencourt was named the world’s richest woman back in March in Forbes‘ annual list of billionaires. At the time, she was estimated to be worth $39.5 billion. The next richest woman on the list was Wal-Mart’s Alice Walton, with an estimated worth of $33.8 billion .

Condolence to the family and friends   
RIP        Shadow  & Witchy

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong un ( where is James Bond when you really need him?)

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency: Would threatening Mr Kim undermine support for his regime among Pyongyang's elite?

There’s a secret plot afoot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and his key officials if the dictator starts a war, it has emerged. 
South Korean special forces have briefed president Moon Jae-in on the possibility of sending trained killers into North Korea to target the regime’s leadership.
It comes after Kim fired a test ballistic missile over Japan earlier this week, sparking outrage across the world.
Moon has reportedly told his military officials to be ready to ‘quickly switch to an offensive posture in case North Korea stages a provocation that crosses the line’.

South Korea already has a 'secret' plan in place to assassinate Kim Jong-un
South Korean army soldiers have been reportedly briefed on what to do if war breaks out

This would mean the country would be ready to carry out air and sea landings in the event of a ‘conventional’ attack from the north.
According to reports, Taurus cruise missiles fired from F-15 fighters would be used if President Moon Jae-in gives the go ahead if a war is started. And the measure would be initiated by the President’s Special Forces, Seoul newspaper Munwha IIbo reported.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump renewed his warnings to North Korea on Twitter, writing: ‘The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watching the launch of an intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 near Pyongyang.

Since then, the US has flown supersonic bombers and fighter jets over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch, according to the military in Seoul.
An official from Seoul’s Defense Ministry said two B-1B bombers and two F-35 fighters participated in training with South Korean F-15 fighter jets.
Such flyovers are common when animosity rises on the Korean peninsula, which is technically in a state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.



The B-1Bs were flown in from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam while the F-35s came from a US base in Iwakuni, Japan, the official said.
Pyongyang had earlier threatened to fire a salvo of Hwasong-12s toward Guam, which is home to key US military bases and strategic long-range bombers the North finds threatening.
The UN has since condemned the North for its actions, and have urged it to halt its weapons program immediately.
The country has previously gone against UN sanctions and conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under Kim but this is one of the first time a projectile has been flown over mainland Japan.
Time for the rest of the world to pull together and come up with a final solution to the North Korean threat to world peace.
In the past, the North's leaders have taken seriously the risk of being targeted.
In March 1993, for example, at a time of heightened US-North Korea tensions, Kim Jong-il, the then leader of the country and the father of Kim Jong-un, spent most of the month in a secure bunker, committed to a "semi-war" status while announcing the country's withdrawal from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT).
Fear of US escalation pushed Mr Kim into hiding but did not prevent the North from continuing to respond belligerently by violating international norms and abrogating past agreements.
Given the fears and precautions of the North's leaders, a South Korean directed "hit" on Mr Kim would be highly risky.  A botched assassination attempt could easily provoke retaliation from the North in the form of limited military action that might in turn rapidly escalate unintentionally to a full-blown nuclear exchange.
But in an environment where there remain no good policy choices for dealing with the North Korean challenge, assassination may be the only remaining option.


North Korean soldiers: Seoul is worried about a nuclear arms race on the Korean peninsular

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Russian Scientists Kept Five People Awake For 30 Days… But They Never Expected THIS To Happen.

 Sleep is a necessity of life. We need it to survive and not getting enough can have serious consequences.
Russian scientists decided to do an experiment to see if they could bypass the whole sleeping thing, and instead keep humans awake, for not just days, but weeks.

The results were shocking:
It took place in the late 1940’s where five men were enlisted for the study. They were enemies of the state so their involvement was likely not one of choice. The sleep deprivation study would aim to employ small doses of experimental gas which would hopefully eliminate any need for sleep.
They were placed in a sealed environment. This way the researchers would not be exposed to the experimental gas. The prisoners had microphones to communicate, and were given running water, food, a toilet, and books to read. All of this was just enough for a month. They were also given a cot, but the bedding was removed, likely in anticipation that the study members would not need it.
Three days went by. And things actually went well. The deal with the prisoners, which apparently was phony, was that if they didn’t crash out for 30 days, they would be free. Their dialogue and action was monitored. The prisoners began opening up about past trauma they had been through. These became darker after the fourth day.
It was day 5 when paranoia started to set in. Complaints regarding past decisions and circumstance of how they got here started surfacing. They were not conversing with one another, but rather whispering into their mics. There seemed to be something at play where they believed winning the trust of the scientists and betraying their fellow prison mates was key.
Day 10. Screaming begins. Three hours straight a prisoner is seen running back and forth continuously across the room, screaming to the point of not being able to produce a sound, only squeaks as scientists figured his vocal cords had torn.
There was no response from the other prisoners regarding the screaming.

Suddenly there seemed to be silence from the chamber. The scientists were not hearing anything, so they used the intercom, something they did not plan to do, in order to elicit a response from the prisoners. They even said that if they participated in responding, they would be freed. This is the response they got from a single calm voice:

“We no longer want to be freed.”
Day 15. The gas stimulant was removed from the chamber. It was replaced with fresh air. But the prisoners began begging for the gas to be put back on. Soldiers then came in to get the prisoners. Four of the five were still breathing. No food had been eaten in 5 days. The man who was dead, was also missing pieces of flesh. Mainly from his thighs and chest. It was clogging the drain, which in turn flooded the room as four inches of water filled the floor.
The ones who were alive were also missing skin and flesh and had wounds present, which seemed to be self-inflicted. Meanwhile the corpse was something that even the top level soldiers did not want to go near let alone bring outside.
A prisoner was killed in the process of trying to free the subjects. Violence ensued. One of prisoners explained why he was acting violent upon attempting to be freed. He simply said:

“I must remain awake.”

Monday, September 11, 2017

Australian tech expert issues dire warning about the dangers of killer sex robots

killer sex robot


DIGITAL TRENDS: (Tech)
The newest threat to humans may not be nuclear weapons or climate change, but rather robots intended for intimate purposes that could suddenly turn deadly. Even worse, they can even be armed with guns or knives.
Cyber security expert Dr. Nick Patterson recently voiced his concerns about the killer sex robots, cautioning that hackers could take control of the devices and turn them into wanton killing machines. “Hackers can hack into a robot or a robotic device and have full control of the connections, arms, legs and other attached tools like in some cases knives or welding devices,” he declared. “Often these robots can be upwards of 200 pounds, and very strong.”
Elon Musk has previously warned about killer robot armies, describing artificial intelligence research as “summoning a demon.” Dr. Patterson, however, believes that the danger lies in hackers taking control of the sex robots and using them as deadly weapons. “The last thing you want is for a hacker to have control over one of these robots! Once hacked they could absolutely be used to perform physical actions for an advantageous scenario or to cause damage.”
Sex robots are a booming field in artificial intelligence, and the race is on to build the first mass-market robotic erotic companion. Harmony, a $15,000 robot created by Matt McMullen at Abyss Creations, is programmed to be “docile, submissive, and built like a porn star.” Over five years, she has evolved through six iterations and is generating a lot of interest among robot doll aficionados. “My goal, in a very simple way, is to make people happy,” McMullen said. “There are a lot of people out there, for one reason or another, who have difficulty forming traditional relationships with other people. It’s really all about giving those people some level of companionship – or the illusion of companionship.”
Some sex robots have been programmed with actual personalities, and there are others that need to be seduced before you, uh, get down to business. Some robots can be stimulated to orgasm, and there are even plans for robot brothels in Europe. These virtual girlfriends aren’t cheap, however – plan to shell out at least ten grand for even the base models.
On top of that, there’s always the danger they’ll go on a homicidal rampage. Perhaps we should take our cue from the writings of Isaac Asimov and require that all sex robots be programmed with the Three Laws of Robotics.
  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.


Thanx Yahoo

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

Irma floods a beach in Marigot on September 6.


 In Hurricane Irma's destructive path across the Caribbean eight people have been killed and 23 injured in French island territories and the death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams continue their search across the islands.
A total of 100,000 food rations have been sent to the islands – enough for four days of supplies.
More than 1,000,000 people in Puerto Rico – around 70 per cent of the population – have been left without power from the category five storm which is heading towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Communications in the area are difficult with between 90 and 95 per cent of buildings on Barbuda destroyed.


More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean
 Eight dead and 23 injured in French Islands

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean
St Maartin
More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean
Antigua

About 60 percent of the island’s 1,400 residents were left homeless, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said.
‘It is just really a horrendous situation,’ Browne said after returning to Antigua from a plane trip to the neighboring island.
On St Thomas in the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands, Laura Strickling spent 12 hours hunkered down with her husband and 1-year-old daughter in a boarded-up basement apartment with no power as the storm raged outside. They emerged to find the lush island in tatters.
Many of their neighbours’ homes were damaged and once-dense vegetation was largely gone.

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

‘There are no leaves. It is crazy. One of the things we loved about St Thomas is that it was so green. And it’s gone,’ Strickling said. ‘It will take years for this community to get back on its feet.’
Shocking footage and pictures taken from a helicopter over St Martin hints that the number could rise significantly.

It is hard to find a single building that hasn’t suffered some kind of damage as a result of the 185mph winds that are crashing their way across the Caribbean at the moment.
Many homes and businesses have been flattened, trees have been felled, and a huge sea surge has shifted tons of sand onto land.
The Dutch government is holding a crisis meeting to discuss its response to the damage inflicted on the Caribbean island of St Martin, a former Dutch colony, by Hurricane Irma.
A Dutch military helicopter filmed severe damage in St Maarten





More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk said early Thursday that ministers would huddle in The Hague to coordinate the aid operation after initial aerial images taken from a navy helicopter showed the extent of damage to the island.
Plasterk told Dutch NOS radio that there is ‘an extreme amount of damage, particularly on St. Maarten.’ He said the government had no confirmed reports yet of casualties, but stressed that communications were proving difficult.
Florida is on high alert for the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma, which continues to tear a deadly path trough the Caribbean, leaving devastation in its wake.
The storm destroyed nearly all buildings on the island of Barbuda on Wednesday, killing a two-year-old child as a family tried to escape, before wreaking havoc on the French territories of St Martin and St Barts, leaving at least seven dead.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK is ‘taking swift action to respond’ to the disaster after speaking to the chief minister of Anguilla, a British overseas territory that was among the first islands to be hit.

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

Britons in the region have been urged to follow evacuation orders, while states of emergency have been declared in Puerto Rico, Cuba and Florida – amid fears Miami could be struck directly by the hurricane.
On Thursday morning Irma’s eye was just north of the coast of Puerto Rico, lashing the island with heavy rain and high winds and leaving more than 900,000 people without power.
It came less close to the capital San Juan than expected, with its last location about 140 miles north-west of the city.

More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean

Irma is moving at around 16mph on a course forecast to take it toward the Bahamas and the British overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
An alert sent by the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies on Grand Turk urged residents near the coasts to take shelter on higher ground, warning the storm surge could raise water levels by 15 to 20 feet above the normal tide.
Some US government personnel have been ordered to leave the Bahamas before the hurricane’s arrival, expected on Friday.
On the US mainland authorities fear the hurricane may slam into the Florida peninsula over the weekend, just days after storm Harvey devastated Texas.
With 1,350 miles of coastline, the most in the continental United States, Florida has roughly 2.5 million homes in hazard zones, more than three times that of any other state, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency data.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

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