VIDEO – G20 police protect black bloc

Toronto, Canada – Things are getting more obvious by the minute because more footage is being shown where the police protect the black bloc protesters and attack the peaceful protesters.

The black bloc protesters are being protected in this video at around 45 seconds into the video you can see one of them running behind police lines. Clearly they are paid to cause chaos and then for the police to move in and torture the peaceful protesters.

There are many theories coming up why the black bloc protester would go behind police lines but watching the other evidence it becomes obvious. The black bloc are the police.

Army moves into Du Noon because of Xenophobic threats

Cape Town, South Africa – The army was deployed in Du Noon on Tuesday because of the threat of xenophobia that is said to occur right after the 2010 World Cup ends on the 12th or 13th of July.

The xenophobic attacks coming are still rumours. The police said that they could also not tell the public what the fuss is about but they could confirm that the army has been deployed which is obvious when you are there. Why they cant tell the public is another thing to wonder about however, if the army or police confirm these rumours it might point to those that want to attack as evidence that they are more than rumours.

The army also searched some houses which left a few of the residence annoyed and upset but if things are going to be like they were in 2008 then this is not such a bad idea.

South Africa might be in for a rough ride.

Xenophobia threat – Nelson Mandela Foundation warns of Xenophobia after world cup

Cape Town, South Africa – There is a big threat, not just a rumour of Xenophobic attacks when the final whistle blows after the World Cup. Xenophobia or ethnic cleansing is on the rise again and this time it seems to be bigger. At the moment most people call it rumours but rumours have the power to start something even if they are just rumours. Hopefully in this case they will remain rumours.

The Nelson Mandela foundation said they are "concerned" about these rumours against "non-nationals" in South Africa .

As Nelson Mandela once said:

"We cannot blame other people for our troubles. We are not victims to the influx of foreign people into South Africa. We must remember that it was mainly due to the aggressive and hostile policies of the apartheid regime that the economic development of our neighbours was undermined."

Larry King retires

It seems like after 25 years Larry King will retire. In a blog post he wrote that he is finishing off and making ready to spend some time with family and watch "little league" games.

Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you. 25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live.

Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.

I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects.

I’m incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot. With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.

Two earthquakes in the Northern Cape, Two in Johannesburg

Augrabies, South Africa – The small town of Augrabies had an earthquake on Tuesday. There were few people that felt the earthquake but it was felt in Riemvasmaak and Kakemas. The Seismology Unit of the Council for Geoscience confirmed that four earthquakes or tremors did in fact strike South Africa. One was actually a few days ago on June the 25th but the other ones was on Tuesday the 29th of June.

The first earthquake hit at Tuesday, 29 June 2010 at 04:07:07:53 SAST and that was the one in Augrabies, a magnitude 3.3 on the richter scale. Then the second one and the third one was actually in Johannesburg at Far West Rand gold mines, Gauteng Province and they were also 3.0 magnitude earthquakes.

Johannesburg is used to getting earthquakes, Augrabies not that much. Two eartquakes hitting Augrabies in the last 5 days is significant.There were also two earthquakes or tremors in other areas but they are most likely mining related.

The earthquake that hit Augrabies on the 25th of June was a 2.7 Magnitude earthquake.

 

Technical details:

Date and Time: Friday, 25 June 2010 at 22:40:23:18 SAST
Magnitude: 2.7 (Local Richter)
Depth: 2.0 km (Fixed)
Location: 28.604° South, 20.418° East
Region: Augrabies area, Northern Cape Province
Location quality:

Error estimate: Longitude ± 14.1 km, Latitude ± 12.1 km, Depth fixed by location programme
Quality parameters: RMS = 0.98 sec, Gap = 222°, Six (6)
stations used in epicentral solution.
Source: Seismology Unit of the Council for Geoscience

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, 29 June 2010 at 04:07:07:53 SAST
Magnitude: 3.3 (Local Richter)
Depth: 5.0 km (Fixed)
Location: 28.677° South, 20.477° East
Region: Augrabies area, Northern Cape Province
Location quality:

Error estimate: Longitude ± 9.6 km, Latitude ± 7.5 km, Depth fixed by location programme
Quality parameters: RMS = 0.87 sec, Gap = 221°, Nine (9)
stations used in epicentral solution.
Source: Seismology Unit of the Council for Geoscience

 

Tangled: Disney’s newest animated film – Movie Trailer

Tangled started out as Rapunzel or Rapunzel Unbraided but Disney decided against those names for fear that it would scare of the boys. The movie itself is lightly based on the classic story Repunzel the German Fairy tale. Only lightly because it’s not just the name that has changed but most of the essentials, as instead of a prince on his white stead the hero is a scoundrel thief on a white horse. And Rapunzel herself is not the demure maiden sitting about ‘knitting’ waiting to be released, she is spunky and lively.  To say they have changed some of the dynamics of the original tale is a understatement but having said that Tangled actually looks better. Being a fan of traditional tales and normally find it annoying that movie makers tend to think they have the right to alter these tales that has meant so much to people, this has come as a surprise.  It will be the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics and it looks like they wanted to make sure it will be one to remember.

Flynn Rider, voice by Zachary Levi, is a bandit on the run and comes across a secluded tower decide that it was perfect to hide, that is until he realises it is already occupied by Rapunzel, voice by Mandy Moore. Rapunzel was stolen from her parents when she was just a child to be locked up in the tower. Over the years her hair has grown longer and longer containing a magic of it’s own. Soon she realises that Flynn could be her escape from the tower and bring her the adventure she has always longed for.

Tangled will only be released on 24 November 2010. Disney’s aim in Tangled was to appeal to a larger audience than just little girls, I think they have pulled it off.

VIDEO – Ron Paul: Sanctions on Iran means war

Washington, United States – Ron Paul explains why sanctions on Iran might not be that good. The idea of sanctions means war against another country. Ron Paul explains that they cant afford to be at so many places at once. The US spends $1trillion a year to operate.

He explains that the US is flatout broke and at the same time looking for another war. He says that according to information he has, the CIA is working on a nuclear weapon.

Ron Paul also says that Iran has never been found guilty of breaking the non proliferation treaty. He says the hype about "weapons of mass destruction" is war talk exactly like what sent the US to Iraq where no weapons of mass destructions were found.

What the US is doing is driving Iran to the Chinese as he explains. The US is trying to take over the world with natural resources Ron Paul says.

G20 journalist threatened with rape by Canadian police, woman stripped searched by male police – VIDEO

Toronto, Canada – According to Amy Miller, an independent journalist she was threatened with rape and "gangbangs" after being arrested at the G20. She also reveals how woman were searched by male police officers and one woman had a finger shoved in her private parts. Other accounts sound similar of things that would happen in places like Iran, not Canada.


Eminem feat. Rihanna: Love The Way You Lie – concert video and lyrics

It’s so ironic that Eminem and Rihanna is singing a song together about volatile/destructive relationships. The song love the way you lie is very touching and is about something that is not talked about, never mind songs written about. That’s when a couple love each other but are bad for each other, they fight both mentally and physically, make up when both parties know beyond a doubt that it will happen again but cannot help themselves.

The song has done really well in the charts so far and when Rihanna joined Eminem on stage at Activision’s E3 preview event in Los Angeles the crowd went wild. Some spectators took out their camera’s or phones and started recording the performance. Below is one of these video’s, the sound quality is poor so just below that is another video with clearer sound quality.

Eminem x Rihanna Perform Live in Los Angeles!

Rihanna ft. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie

Chorus – Rihanna
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
just gonna stand there and hear me cry
that’s alright because i love the way you lie
i love the way you lie

Eminem – Verse 1
I can’t tell you what it really is
I can only tell you what it feels like
and right now it’s a steel knife in my windpipe
I can’t breathe but i still fight while i can fight
as long as the wrong feels right it’s like i’m in flight
high off of love drunk from my hate
it’s like i’m huffin’ paint and I love it the more I suffer, I suffocate
and right before i’m about to drown, she resuscitates me, she fuckin’ hates me
and i love it, wait, where you goin’?
i’m leavin’ you, no you ain’t come back
we’re runnin’ right back, here we go again
its so insane, cause when it’s goin’ good its goin’ great
I’m superman with the wind in his back, she’s Lois Lane
but when its bad its awful, I feel so ashamed I snap
whose that dude? I don’t even know his name
I laid hands on her
I never stoop so low again
I guess I don’t know my own strength

Chorus

Eminem – Verse 2
you ever love somebody so much you can barely breathe
when your with em you meet and neither one of you even know what hit em
got that warm fuzzy feeling
yeah them chills used to get em
now you’re getting fuckin’ sick of lookin’ at em
you swore you’d never hit em, never do nothin’ to hurt em
now you’re in each other’s face spewin’ venom in your words when you spit em
you push pull each other’s hair
scratch, claw, hit em throw em down pin em
so lost in the moments when you’re in em
it’s the face that’s the culprit, controls you both
so they say it’s best to go your seperate ways
guess that they don’t know ya
cause today that was yesterday
yesterday is over, it’s a different day
sound like broken records playin’ over
but you promised her next time you’ll show restraint
you don’t get another chance
life is no nintendo game, but you lied again
now you get to watch her leave out the window
guess that’s why they call it window pane

Chorus

Eminem – Verse 3
now I know we said things, did things, that we didn’t mean
and we fall back into the same patterns, same routine
but your temper’s just as bad as mine is, you’re the same as me
when it comes to love you’re just as blinded
baby please come back, it wasn’t you, baby it was me
maybe our relationship isn’t as crazy as it seems
maybe that’s what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
all i know is i love you too much to walk away though
come inside, pick up the bags off the sidewalk
don’t you hear sincerity in my voice when i talk?
told you this is my fault, look me in the eyeball
next time i’m pissed I’ll lay my fist at the drywall
next time there won’t be no next time
i apologize even though i know its lies
i’m tired of the games i just want her back
i know i’m a liar if she ever tries to fuckin’ leave again
i’ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire

chorus
End

 

 

 

 

Bill Clinton: Blow up the well

Florida, United States – Former American president said in a panel discussion in South Africa that they should just send in the navy and blow up the well. The Deepwater Horizon well that still spews oil after more than 70 days might be stopped with by a big blow he:

"Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with piles and piles and piles of rock and debris, which may become necessary – you don’t have to use a nuclear weapon by the way, I’ve seen all that stuff, just blow it up – unless we’re going to do that, we are dependent on the technical expertise of these people from BP,"

NASA PHOTO – Alex, first tropical depression in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season

Florida, United States – Alex is the first tropical depression in this year’s hurricane season and was just announced by the National hurricane center to be turning into a hurricane.

The first tropical depression in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season formed in the western Caribbean on June 25, 2010, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). On June 26, Tropical Depression One became Tropical Storm Alex. By June 27, the NHC reported, Alex had weakened to a tropical depression, but was expected to re-strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico. At 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time on June 27, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles (55 kilometers) per hour, and was located some 85 miles (135 kilometers) south of Campeche, Mexico.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Alex on June 26, 2010. The storm hovers primarily over Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.

 

Alex is about to become a hurricane

Texas, United States - Alex is about to become a full blown hurricane 
according to the National hurricane center. 
The tropical storm is heading North West. 
According to the National Hurricane center:

AT 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALEX WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 91.8 WEST. ALEX IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/HR.  AN INCREASE
IN FORWARD SPEED AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST ARE EXPECTED ON
TUESDAY...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST ON
WEDNESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...ALEX WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO AND APPROACH THE COAST WITHIN THE HURRICANE
WATCH AREA LATE WEDNESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...
AND ALEX IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE ON TUESDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.  AN AUTOMATED STATION FROM THE MEXICAN NAVY AT CAYO
ARCAS RECENTLY REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 33 MPH...53 KM/HR...AND
A GUST OF 40 MPH...65 KM/HR.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 990 MB...29.23 INCHES.
THE MEXICAN NAVY STATION AT CAYO ARCAS RECENTLY REPORTED A PRESSURE
OF 992 MB...29.29 INCHES.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
RAINFALL...ALEX IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES OVER SOUTHERN MEXICO AND THE YUCATAN
PENINSULA THROUGH TUESDAY. ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE OVER MOUNTAINOUS AREAS. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.

HEAVY RAINS COULD REACH THE COASTAL AREAS OF TAMAULIPAS AND NORTHERN
VERACRUZ OF MEXICO AND SOUTH TEXAS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE COAST
WITHIN THE HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WATCH AREAS ON WEDNESDAY...
MAKING OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS.

UPDATE FROM NASA:

NASA’s infrared satellite imagery captured high, cold, strong thunderstorms within Tropical Storm Alex over the past weekend and they are still creating heavy rainfall. Alex’s center is now moving out into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and departing the Yucatan Peninsula. Alex is moving into warm waters and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane in the next day.

Today, June 28, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Belize and the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Chetumal to Cancun.

NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard the Aqua satellite captured infrared imagery on June 26 and 27 that showed the areas of high, cold, thunderstorm cloud tops and the warm western Caribbean waters.

On June 26 at 1800 UTC (2 p.m. EDT) AIRS infrared imagery showed a large concentration of powerful thunderstorms around Alex’s center while it dropped very heavy rainfall on Honduras, Belize and Guatemala.

On June 27 at 2 a.m. EDT, AIRS imagery showed the largest concentration of thunderstorms over the Yucatan Peninsula. The AIRS instrument also senses the heat from the warm sea surface of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and showed that those temperatures were as warm as or warmer than the 80 degree Fahrenheit threshold needed to power tropical cyclones.

ALEX’S HISTORY

On Friday, June 25 at 6 p.m. EDT, System 93L developed into the first tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. By 8 p.m. EDT on the 25, Tropical Depression One was nearing tropical storm strength, so a tropical storm warning was issued for Belize. Three hours later, Tropical Depression One was still moving west-northwestward toward Belize and the Yucatan. At 11:25 p.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Watches went up for Honduras.

It wasn’t until 5 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 26 that Tropical Depression One strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Alex. By 2 p.m. EDT that day, Alex was a large tropical storm and still moving toward Belize and the Yucatan. Three hours later that day and Air Force plane noted that Alex had strengthened and weather in Belize and the Yucatan was deteriorating rapidly. By 7 p.m. EDT, Alex was near the Belize coast and it was dumping heavy rainfall in northern Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula. By 10 p.m. EDT on June 26, Alex was making landfall over Belize, some 20 miles (20 km) northwest of Belize City with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph.

By 5 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 28, the National Hurricane Center noted that Alex is now getting better organized and is pulling away from the Yucatan Peninsula. Alex is about 75 miles (115 km) west of Campeche, Mexico; 440 miles (710 km) east-southeast of Tampico, Mexico, near 19.7 North and 91.6 West. Maximum sustained winds at that time were near 50 mph and minimum central pressure was 990 millibars.

Rainfall is the largest threat from Alex, as the storm is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches over the Yucatan Peninsula, southern Mexico and portions of Guatemala through Tuesday. Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible over mountainous areas. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

At 8 a.m. EDT, Hurricane Hunter aircraft reported sustained winds inside the storm near 66 mph, and a minimum central pressure near 989 millibars. Alex is also in an environmental area that will help Alex strengthen over the next several days as it heads north into the western Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm watches maybe required later today for coastal areas of northeastern Mexico and south Texas.

Women’s two children murdered while police do nothing

Last week tragically seven year old boy and his three year old sister was killed by their father, Sello Lucas Nthite, before he turned the gun on himself. What makes this story even more heartbreaking is that this all might have been prevented if the mothers please of help from the police was not ignored.

The mother, who wants to keep her and her children’s names unpublished, was working the morning shift at a Johannesburg casino. Just before she finished her shift she received a sms form her estranged husbands friend warning her that she should call her parents in-law, who was taking care of the children for the day, and make sure the children was with them and that they should not let their father Lucas take them because he things his friend would do something to the children. This happened 3:30 pm and the mother went into alert, the first thing she did was call her in-laws but at that point the father has already fetched the children saying that he is taking them for haircuts. They advised her to go directly to the police and show them the sms. The mother who lives in Ormonde immediately went to Booysens police station and arrived there 3:45pm. Only last month she received a restriction order against Nthite after he beat her in-front of her son, so she was not overreacting. Once at the police station she showed the police sergeant the sms and also the restriction order. First he told her that there is a paper missing from the order and that he could not help her and then also told her it was out of the Booysens district she need to go to the Mondeor police station instead. At 4:35pm she arrived at the Mondeor police station where she once again showed them the sms and the restriction order asking for help to retrieve her children safely. Unbelievably they told her it’s is almost time for shift change and she needs to wait, shift change was not till 6 pm. While sitting at the police station waiting for help she received a chilling sms, this time directly from Lucas Nthite

I killed myself with my kids. Bring the police at my place

It was 5:10pm when she received the sms. Shocked, scared and not knowing what else to do she contacts her husbands friend and ask him so please go check on her husbands flat. With the help from the security guard at the complex, where the husband lived, 20 minutes later they managed to break into the flat. There they found Nthite and the little girls body, the boy was alive but needed immediate medical attention. The ambulance arrived and while they where trying to find out if the boy was covered by medical aid he passed away.

This whole situation screams negligence on the polices part. The shooting took place between 5.30pm and 6pm. The mother showed up at Booysens at 3:45pm if she received the help she was begging for her two children would still be here today.

Gauteng community safety MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu has strongly condemned the police’s conduct and call their lack of action and ignoring the please of a mother inhumane. The Booysens spokeswoman Warrant Officer Lorraine van Emmerik stating

The lady did come to Booysens and was assisted by SAPS members, …. We are taking the matter very seriously and are currently investigating the allegations,

The Mondeor Police spokesman said that they are investigating the matter. They seem to be saying the right things and making all the right sympathy statements and their ‘horror’ to what happened to this women but no one has apologised for their incompetency. It will not bring this womens children back but both police stations are guilty of negligence and should come under fire for it. For a country with such a high crime rate the such display of indifference to people in need from the very people they look to for protection is shocking.

Here is a press statement issued by the Department of Community Safety, Gauteng Provincial Government on the case:

 

MEC orders immediate probe to inhumane stance of Booysens and Mondeor police

 

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety has called for an immediate probe into the alleged callous and inhumane attitude displayed by police officers at the Booysens and Mondeor Police Stations.

A story on the apparent heartless treatment meted to a woman whose two children were murdered by an estranged husband, who also committed suicide, appears in today’s Star newspaper. According to the newspaper article, the mother of the children got wind of the intention by her estranged husband to harm her two children and thereafter commit suicide. Advised by her in-laws to immediately report the intended crime to the police, the mother of the two children is reported to have hurried to Booysens Police Station seeking help.

It is alleged that the police who attended to the woman refused to assist her on account of a missing page on a ‘protection order’ the woman had been granted against her estranged husband. The police officer also refused to attend to the plight of the lady allegedly because the crime-scene about to be committed would be committed outside the jurisdiction of Booysens Police Station. Forced to rush to Mondeor Police Station, the lady again could not be assisted by police on duty on grounds that they were about to knock off duty. Thanks to all these dubious and decidedly utterly inhumane mumblings, two innocent children were butchered by a father who proceeded to commit suicide.

"Insidious and cruel behaviour such as this does not belong to a police service of a democratic order such as ours. Investigations into such backward and anti-social behaviour must be investigated immediately and those in charge must ensure that appropriate action is taken without waste of time," said MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu after getting a briefing on the incident