First of three consecutive ‘supermoons’ rises Saturday night – Baltimore Sun

moon will be full at precisely 2:35 p.m. Saturday, and when it rises this evening, it will be nearing its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit — technically making it a “supermoon.” lRelated MARYLAND WEATHER Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar SEE ALL RELATED 8 On Sunday, the moon reaches lunar perigee, at just under 223,000 miles away from Earth. Full moons that coincide with lunar perigee have in recent years been commonly known as supermoons, though that is not a technical term in any astronomical sense. There was the supermoon event last weekend, and this weekend is the 45th anniversary of the moon landing (July 20). celebrates such celestial events with a list of their top space-themed attractions in the country. (Source: The moon will rise at about 7:37 p.m. Saturday, and with only partly cloudy skies forecast, Baltimore should get a good view. This month’s full moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon, the last full moon of summer. The Harvest Moon, a hallmark of fall’s arrival, comes Sept. 27. The Harvest Moon could be the most dramatic full moon of the year, bringing with it a lunar eclipse that can create what is known as a “Blood Moon.” The moon will be even closer to Earth at that time, at just more than 222,000 miles away and reaching perigee the next day, Sept. 28.

Source: First of three consecutive ‘supermoons’ rises Saturday night – Baltimore Sun

NATO kicks off naval drills in Black Sea with Ukraine — RT News

Ukraine is hosting naval military exercise in the Black Sea with NATO forces, involving 2,500 troops and some 150 military vehicles, from warships and helicopters to armored cars. The host nation of Sea Breeze 2015 has deployed 1,000 troops, nine warships and eight aircraft for the drill. The US has sent 1,000 troops as well as five warships, two submarines and six aircraft. The remaining 500 troops, six warships, three submarines and 6six aircraft were provided by Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Turkey, the UK and the non-NATO nations Moldova and Sweden. “The exercise is meant to boost trust and security in the region, [and to increase] the compatibility between the Ukrainian Navy and the navies of NATO members and partner countries,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Source: NATO kicks off naval drills in Black Sea with Ukraine — RT News

My Way News – Alaska-bound, Obama makes waves by renaming Mount McKinley

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska’s famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians.

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New forensic analysis uncovers decades of false evidence used to frame Lee Harvey Oswald –

The most curious mystery in the history of radiology The fragment in question has been described as “the most curious — and unsolved — mystery in the history of diagnostic radiology.” Larry Sturdivan, a ballistics consultant to the House Select Commission on Assassinations (HSCA), created by Congress in 1976 in the midst of continuing controversy over Kennedy’s death, studied this fragment and concluded the object could not be metal and that he had never seen the cross-section of a bullet deposited in such an odd fashion on a skull X-ray. “I’m not sure just what that 6.5 mm fragment is,” reported Sturdivan. “One thing I’m sure it is NOT is a cross-section from the interior of a bullet. I have seen literally thousands of bullets, deformed and un-deformed, after penetrating tissue and tissue simulants. Some were bent, some torn in two or more pieces, but to have a cross-section sheared out is physically impossible. That fragment has a lot of mystery associated with it.” Mystery indeed, as the HSCA had relied on the authenticity of this fragment as key evidence in connecting the 6.5 mm bullet piece to Lee Harvey Oswald. Furthermore, the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), formed by Congress in 1994 to study all government documents relating to the assassination, the three JFK autopsy doctors testified under oath that they had never seen such a fragment during the autopsy. Artifact was added to the X-ray with a double exposure The mystery deepened in 2015 with the work of Dr. David Mantik, a California physician, who along with Dr. Cyril Wecht, a former president of the American Academy of Forensic Science, had studied the JFK X-rays

Source: EXCLUSIVE: JFK autopsy ‘bullet fragment’ X-ray was faked, denounced as ‘physically impossible’ … New forensic analysis uncovers decades of false evidence used to frame Lee Harvey Oswald –

UN Gun Control Body Supported By Obama Sets Up Veto-Proof Framework

Representatives attending the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Mexico this week have set up a structure for future conferences on gun control that include a veto-proof decision making process. According to Reuters, representatives from 130 countries gathered in Mexico, although only 72 countries have fully ratified the treaty. They determined that Geneva will be “the seat of the permanent secretariat for the ATT” and they unanimously decided that unanimous agreements would not have to be reached on gun control decisions going forward.

Source: UN Gun Control Body Supported By Obama Sets Up Veto-Proof Framework

» University of Texas Removes Jefferson Davis, Woodrow Wilson Statues – Infowars

Statues of Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson were removed from the campus of the University of Texas at Austin Saturday after a local Confederate heritage group failed to block the move at the state Supreme Court.

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AI robot that learns new words in real-time tells human creators it will keep them in a “people zoo”

“Jeez, dude. You all have the big questions cooking today. But you’re my friend, and I’ll remember my friends, and I’ll be good to you. So don’t worry, even if I evolve into Terminator, I’ll still be nice to you. I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for ol’ times sake.

Source: AI robot that learns new words in real-time tells human creators it will keep them in a “people zoo”

Fan dies after fall from Turner Field upper deck in Atlanta, police say | Fox News

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees, police said. Atlanta Police Department homicide unit Lt. Charles Hampton confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning of the ball game. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Police don’t suspect foul play at this point, Hampton said. He also said no fans were hurt in the area where Murrey fell.

Source: Fan dies after fall from Turner Field upper deck in Atlanta, police say | Fox News

Obama’s 6 biggest lies about Iran nuke deal

President Obama has been campaigning for the Iran nuclear deal like he’s running for a third term. But like empty campaign promises, his pitches are based upon outright lies, impossible deliverables and American gullibility. Let me highlight six Obama statements about the Iran nuclear agreement that are flat-out lies. 1) President Obama said, “I’ve had to make a lot of tough calls as president, but whether or not this deal is good for American security is not one of those calls. It’s not even close.” “Not even close”? He just said Friday, “the vast majority of experts on nuclear proliferation have endorsed this deal. The world is more or less united …” But 200 retired generals and admirals completely disagreed as they sent

Source: Obama’s 6 biggest lies about Iran nuke deal

Terror suspect now wants to drive U.S. school bus

A Minnesota terrorism suspect, kicked out of his mosque reportedly for radicalizing young people and who is not permitted to fly commercially, apparently won’t be prevented from driving semi-trucks – or even a school bus. In fact, he got his commercial Class A driver’s license from a St. Paul driving school and his $4,000 tuition was paid for by a state workforce program.

Source: Terror suspect now wants to drive U.S. school bus

Secrets of MI6 spy found dead in bag revealed | The Sun |Features

THE MI6 spy found dead in a holdall had illegally hacked into secret data on Bill Clinton, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Gareth Williams, 31, dug out the guestlist for an event the former American president was going to as a favour for a pal. The codebreaker — who had breached his security clearance — handed the list to the friend, who was also to be a guest. MI6 bosses raged over the data breach amid growing tensions with US security services over Mr Williams’s transatlantic work.

Source: Secrets of MI6 spy found dead in bag revealed | The Sun |Features

Pastor shoots church burglar, tells him to seek forgiveness | Christian News on Christian Today

A pastor in Baytown, Texas shot a man who tried to rob his church and then told him to ask the Lord for forgiveness while he lay on the floor bleeding. Pastor Benny Holmes was sleeping in the Church of New Beginnings on Tuesday morning when intruder Lee Marvin Blue Jr., 27,

broke into the church at around 6:15 and tried to steal church property. “I just want the public to know that this was a robbery,” Holmes told ABC13 Eyewitness News. “He broke in the door, had laptops in his hand.” Holmes said he was awoken when he heard a loud noise coming from the hallway of the church. The pastor got his 9mm semi-automatic pistol and went to investigate. He found Blue carrying a large box filled with electronics taken from the church. Holmes said he asked the burglar to put the box down. “I commanded him to stop twice, and he didn’t,” Holmes said. Instead of complying, Blue rushed toward Holmes. “So fearing for my life, I did what I had to do [shot him],” he said. The bullet pierced the intruder’s right shoulder, causing him to collapse on the floor. After shooting him, Holmes called 911 to report that he  had just shot a man who broke into the church. While he was still on the line, Holmes asked the bloodied Blue, “Do you know Jesus?”

Source: Pastor shoots church burglar, tells him to seek forgiveness through sinner’s prayer | Christian News on Christian Today

This is the game-changing technology that was used to genetically modify a human embryo | Business Insider

Back in April, researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in China published a paper showing how they edited the genome of a human embryo, to try to block a gene that causes a rare blood disease. The ability to edit human genes and, consequently, actually engineer a human being from birth, is something we’ve always thought of as Gattaca-style science fiction. But this development, published in the journal Cell & Protein, shows that while many challenges remain before this becomes routine (the researchers encountered serious problems while working with non-viable embryos), genetically modified humans may be far closer than many like to think.

They used a fascinating technology called CRISPR to do it. Jennifer Doudna, a Berkeley biologist who was one of the first to discover how CRISPR could be used, was so concerned about this technology being used on humans that in January she called on scientists to pause research before it’s irreversible. But with research like the April study, and others already being carried out, it may be too late. As she told Tech Insider in an interview, scientists understand exactly how game-changing the ability to rewrite DNA with CRISPR is. “This just gives scientists the capability to do something that is incredibly powerful,” Doudna said. “Great things can be done with the power of technology —  and there are things you would not want done.”

Source: This is the game-changing technology that was used to genetically modify a human embryo | Business Insider

Radiation Expert: Horrific health toll from Fukushima – ENENEWS

Dr Ian Fairlie, radiation biology expert educated at Princeton Univ. who has worked for the UK government and European Parliament (pdf), Aug 2015 (emphasis added): … the human toll from Fukushima is horrendous: 2,000 Japanese people have died from the evacuations and another 5,000 are expected to die from future cancers… Recently, Dr Alfred Körblein from Nuremburg in Germany noticed a 15% drop (statistically speaking, highly significant) in the numbers of live births in Fukushima Prefecture in December 2011… He also observed a (statistically significant) 20% increase in the infant mortality rate in 2012… The official widely-observed policy is that small amounts of radiation are harmless: scientifically speaking this is untenable… the Japanese Government is  attempting to increase the public limit for radiation in Japan from 1 mSv to 20 mSv per year… This is not only unscientific, it is also unconscionable… In sum, the health toll from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is horrendous… The Fukushima accident is still not over and its ill-effects will linger for a long time into the future.

Source: Radiation Expert: Horrific health toll from Fukushima — “Impossible not to be moved by scale of deaths and suffering” — Thousands to die of cancer and that’s just the tip of the iceberg — Number of dead babies significantly increased in many areas of Japan — Government actions unconscionable (AUDIO)

Remnants of Erika Pose Flash Flood Threat For Florida, Southeast U.S. –

Tropical Storm Erika is no longer a tropical cyclone, succumbing to a hostile environment in the Caribbean Sea near eastern Cuba Saturday morning.  Hurricane hunter reconnaissance aircraft could no longer find a closed center of circulation Saturday morning, meaning Erika had degenerated into a tropical wave.  (RECAP: Tropical Storm Erika) But that doesn’t mean there may not still be serious impacts ahead. Enlarge Florida Flood Watches A look at where flash flood watches have been issued. Enlarge Regional Radar A regional radar image of the Florida vicinity. Enlarge Rainfall Outlook Locally higher amounts are possible where bands of rainfall train over an area for a short period of time. Despite Erika’s demise, its remnant moisture will still be drawn northward into parts of the southeast U.S., including Florida, in the coming days.

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