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Janie Downs sued J Edgar Hoover and the FBI for the wrongful death of her husband, the Captain of the 58November hijacking.
The FBI hired South Central Bell employees to monitor her calls and movements. This FBI Memo show Janie Downs going to visit her grandmother in Morristown TN. They even got an estimate for how many days she would be there.
Today this is called the Patriot ActJanie Downs sued J Edgar Hoover and the FBI for the wrongful death of her husband, the... more
The true story of the hijacking of 58 November. It was the 1st time a Captain was killed in a US hijacking. His 7 month pregnant wife took on J Edgar Hoover and became 1st US Citizen to win a wrongful death action against Hoover and the FBI.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jIV2LjKSQAThe true story of the hijacking of 58 November. It was the 1st time a Captain was... more
This picture on the 58 November page shows the bullet holes through the windshield of the hijacked plane 58 November. The captain of that plane, Brent Downs, was the 1st captain killed in a US hijacking. He died in the seat next to these bullet holes after FBI agents opened fire on the plane.
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/58-November/156532284410172This picture on the 58 November page shows the bullet holes through the windshield of... more
The first captain killed in a US hijacking occurred Oct 4, 1971. The issues that faced the slain pilot are the same that face the pilots in our post 9/11 world...Captain Authority has eroded since 9/11 in favor of the idea that law enforcement knows better than the pilot-in-command.
This was the first time a US citizen won a wrongful death action against the FBI and J Edgar Hoover. Additionally it was the first criminal air piracy trial in the America.
http://58November.comThe first captain killed in a US hijacking occurred Oct 4, 1971. The issues that faced... more
Andy Downs will speak to the aviation community about his father's hijacking out of Nashville in 1971. His father was the first captain killed in a US hijacking. His mother took on J Edgar Hoover in a wrongful death action. She became the first US citizen to beat the FBI and Hoover in federal court.
Andy will share ATC tapes between his father and the FBI that have not been heard for 40 years.
http://58November.com/blogAndy Downs will speak to the aviation community about his father's hijacking out... more
Oct 4, 1971 a plane took off out of Nashville and ended up in Jacksonville Florida surrounded by FBI agents. Nine minutes after the plane parked FBI agents started shooting at the plane. All were killed on board.
The pilot's widow found Hoover and the FBI in federal court. This was the first time J Edgar Hoover and the FBI lost a wrongful death action in federal court. (search Downs vs USA 522 F.d2 990)
The files on this case have been under seal for over 40 years. Discover what Hoover and the FBI tried to cover up on this historic case.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jIV2LjKSQAOct 4, 1971 a plane took off out of Nashville and ended up in Jacksonville Florida... more
Answer: One Trillion Tons of Carbon Pollution
40,000 heat records have already been broken this year across the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Here in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the signs of an unbalanced climate system have been felt in recent years not just in heatwaves, but increasingly in the form of unusually severe wind storms. This past weekend’s storm brought 80 mph wind gusts that snapped three trees in our backyard like pretzels, even though they were each a foot thick. Once again, my insurance company is teaching me new weather terminolgy to explain the latest climate disasters. A few years ago, the term was “micro-bursts” (not quite tornadoes, but similar impact). Now it is “derecho” (not quite hurricanes, but similar impact).
Whatever you call it, we need to face up to the fact that our weather has turned dangerous because our climate is breaking down. Virginia has had 27 national disaster declarations due to storms in the past 20 years, three times as many as the prior 20 years. Meanwhile, wildfires and droughts are threatening people and wildlife elsewhere in the nation, particularly in the West, including the National Wildlife Federation’s staff in Colorado. More than two million acres have burned in U.S. wildfires already this year. Global warming has created longer wildfire seasons in the West due to heat and drought (warmer winters has also allowed pests to floursih, killing large numbers of pine trees that add fuel to the fires).
The current heat wave and climate disasters shouldn’t be catching us by surprise. Since the year 2000, we have witnessed nine of the ten hottest years ever recorded, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which tracks global surface temperatures. The first three months of this year has been the warmest first quarter ever in the United States, and March was an alarming 8 degrees warmer than average. As the planet heats, weather patterns are destabilized. Warm air sucks more water from the ground and holds more water (about 4% more for every 1 degree F increase in temperature). That’s one of the reasons our warming planet has been creating historic droughts out West and dumping torrential rains in the Midwest (in Iowa, for example, there have been four “100-year” flood events in the past 5 years, and 17 emergency disaster declarations for floods in the past two decades).
Scary Weather is a Warning: We Need to Act
For the moment, we are paying attention to the weatherman, and the weather is scary. But the media is still asleep at the switch when it comes to reporting the real story: What is causing this climate to unravel? The U.S. National Academy of Sciences completed an exhaustive review of scientific research and concluded more forcefully than ever in a landmark 2011 report that pollution from smokestacks and tailpipes is destabilizing our climate. Here is how they put it in scientific terms:
“Climate change is occurring, is very likely caused primarily by the emission of greenhouse gases from human activities, and poses significant risks for a range of human and natural systems. … The sooner that serious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions proceed, the lower the risks posed by climate change, and the less pressure there will be to make larger, more rapid, and potentially more expensive reductions later.”
Clear enough? If not, here is a strong hint of what is going on: In the past 50 years, we have added one trillion tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere from burning coal, oil and natural gas (Source: U.S. Department of Energy). Over this time, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased 23%, from 322 ppm to 397 ppm (Source: Mauna Loa Record, Scripps CO2 Program).
We can’t do anything about yesterday’s weather, but we need to be responsible stewards of the world we shape for our kids and future generations. We want to pass on a natural world full of abundant wildlife, but wildlife species are increasingly at risk as climate change threatens the very existence of thousands of species. Pollution from smokestacks and tailpipes is loading the dice and increasing the likelihood of more frequent and increasingly severe storms and heat waves. If we don’t talk about the source of the problems, then we can’t do anything about it. The decisions we make today will shape the future for generations to come. Why? Because much of the heat-trapping carbon pollution we put into the atmosphere will increase CO2 levels for centuries and even millennia. According to the IPCC’s 2007 report on the state of climate science:
“About 50% of a CO2 increase will be removed from the atmosphere within 30 years, and a further 30% will be removed within a few centuries. The remaining 20% may stay in the atmosphere for many thousands of years.”
So What Can We Do?
All we lack is the determination and leadership to change course on energy. We need more businesses to provide better energy options than are currently available to families. Some companies are out in front, including automobile manufacturers who have embraced goals of doubling the fuel economy of their vehicles by 2025. But other companies, such as Dominion Power here in Virginia, are dragging their heels and doing more to block the march to cleaner energy than help.
The best and first solution to reduce our “carbon footprint” on the planet is to stop wasting energy. Energy has long been taken for granted by consumers and businesses alike; we waste far more of it than we need to. We need to each do our part and pay more attention to how we use energy. But we also need to get more ambitious as a nation to bring to market the abundant ideas and technologies engineers and entrepreneurs have to cut energy waste.
But there is one bright spot that could mark a turning point in whether we are getting serious about carbon pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed clean air standards to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants. Polluters are launching a fierce counterattack and spending lavishly on lobbying and campaign contributions. One thing you can do right now is to join the more than two million Americans who have written the Environmental Protection Agency to support their new carbon standards. More Americans have supported this rule than any other federal rule in history.
It’s only a start, but standing up now for a better future is the right thing to do. And who knows? Perhaps we can get some wind at our backs to take us where we need to go.
Evidence that humans are causing global warming: A summary is provided at http://sks.to/evidence and http://sks.to/agw with links to the many peer-reviewed papers that provide empirical evidence for human caused global warming.
For those who wish to keep track of CO2 emissions:
An entire collection of scientific and informational videos on climate change and deniers crocks and myths debunked is available at this link:
Make sure you watch these and pass them on. They really rile deniers.
Just look at the desperation in here with the usual Al Gore sued by failed weathermen videos ( after whining about content amount) which isn't even true and has nothing to do with this post. Sad isn't it? (waaaah I want to be voted up because that means the junk I post is true!) What a shame to see such a "meltdown."
**I have also posted other videos between pages 1 and 2 of this thread which include actual scientists and not FOX News mouthpieces.**Answer: One Trillion Tons of Carbon Pollution
40,000 heat records have already been... more
China has rejected US allegations that it hijacked 15 per cent of the world's internet traffic for 18 minutes in April 2009. This included traffic to and from the websites of the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps, the office of the US defence secretary, the US Senate and Nasa, as well as more general internet traffic.The diversion was supposedly triggered when China Telecom, a state-owned business, issued a notification from its servers to internet traffic on the web that told the traffic that the quickest way to reach its destination was to re-route through China Telecom’s servers.The diversion, which affected predominantly US web traffic, remained in place for 18 minutes on 8 April of 2009. The allegation surfaced in a report presented to the US Congress and was written by the US-China Economic and Security review commission. It stated that the re-routing of data was caused when China Telecom sent incorrect routing information but it also stated it is not yet clear whether the re-routing was intentional or not.In an official statement China Telecom "denied any hijack of internet traffic" and so far the Chinese government has declined to comment on the allegations.
China has rejected US allegations that it hijacked 15 per cent of the world's... more
A hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computers inside them.
:http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/28/tech/main6722306.shtmlA hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the... more
The "Max Headroom pirating incident" is the fascinating story of the successful hijacking of two television signals in the Chicago, Illinois area on Sunday, November 22, 1987. This feat was accomplished by a mysterious person wearing a Max Headroom mask who somehow over-rode the station signals and then proceeded to perform an illegal broadcast on live television. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/bizzareweird/268-the-1987-max-headroom-pirating-incidentThe "Max Headroom pirating incident" is the fascinating story of the... more
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Corporate media completely silent on latest development with warming fraudsters
A leading scientist involved in the climategate scandal received over half a million dollars in federal economic stimulus funds from the Obama Administration last Summer, it has been revealed.
Professor Michael Mann of Penn State University, currently under investigation by the institution itself for his role in massaging climate data and hijacking the peer review process to advance the myth of anthropogenic global warming, was awarded a grant of $541,184 by the government in June 2009.
Mann, the creator of the now infamously discredited Hockey Stick Graph, landed money that came directly from the U.S. Treasury's economic stimulus package, reveals the Washington free-market think-tank group The National Center For Public Policy Research (NCPPR).
The official justification for the grant, authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was labeled as "climate change research".
An NCPPR press release, published today, calls for the funds to be returned:
"It's outrageous that economic stimulus money is being used to support research conducted by Michael Mann at the very time he’s under investigation by Penn State and is one of the key figures in the international Climategate scandal. Penn State should immediately return these funds to the U.S. Treasury," said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project.
The funds Mann is receiving from the government come in addition to another award to Penn State University researchers of $1.9 million in stimulus funds to study the effects of climate change on the spread of infectious diseases.
NCPPR further commented in its press release:
"It's no wonder that Obama's stimulus plan is failing to produce jobs. Taxpayer dollars aren't being used in the ways most likely to spur job creation. The stimulus was not sold to the public as a way to reward a loyalist in the climate change debate. Nor was the stimulus sold as a way to promote the Obama Administration's position on the global warming theory...As is often the case, political considerations corrupt the distribution of government funds," said Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the National Center's Project 21 black leadership network.
Of course, the kind of economic stimulus Obama has in mind in awarding such grants to proponents of AGW may stem directly from his own intimate involvement in the carbon tax program he is now seeking to broadly implement.Corporate media completely silent on latest development with warming fraudsters
DCBureau.org has released a special investigation into what happened at Dulles Airport the night before the September 11, 2001 hijacking of American Airlines Flight 77 which was crashed into the Pentagon. Details of how the hijackers may have placed weapons aboard the airplane the night before the hijacking are revealed along with a moment by moment account of what happened inside Dulles International Airport.
In addition to the four-part investigation, we have released this documentary. Appearing in the documentary is Eric Gill, the security supervisor at Dulles who actually stopped the hijackers from using an airport worker’s pass to get to the aircraft the night before. The documentary reports a top Saudi Arabian funder of Islamic causes had moved to the same hotel as the Dulles hijackers. When the FBI tried to interview the funder, he faked a heart attack. He was allowed to leave the United States before being questioned about why he had moved to the hotel.DCBureau.org has released a special investigation into what happened at Dulles Airport... more
Struggling Airlines Try to Keep People Flying, Despite Worries
By MICHELINE MAYNARD
For the struggling United States airline industry, the new decade is starting out much like the old.
Executives at carriers that survived the 2001 terrorist attacks, soaring fuel prices and a rough economy are now scrambling to find ways to minimize the impact of the Christmas Day bombing attempt on consumers’ travel plans in the new year.
The chief executives of several major airlines said this week that they have been in constant contact with officials of the Transportation Security Administration, which oversees security at the nation’s airports, discussing the best ways to provide more safety on planes while keeping passengers’ comfort in mind.
They acknowledge that the procedures have to be unpredictable to be effective. But they also say that the unpredictability could push travelers to avoid airports at all costs.
They say consumers’ perception of the inconvenience while traveling may even hurt the industry more than travelers’ worries about another bombing attempt
http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/IllinoisOne_on_Cloud.jpgStruggling Airlines Try to Keep People Flying, Despite Worries
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NEW YORK (CNN) -- A man accused of playing a role in the 1968 hijacking of a Pan Am flight from New York to Puerto Rico was captured Sunday, federal officials said.
Luis Armando Pena Soltren, 66, surrendered to federal authorities at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after exiting a flight from Havana, Cuba, officials said. It's the same airport from which Pan Am Flight 281 took off more than 40 years ago.
Additional details on Soltren's apprehension were not provided by authorities.
Soltren "will finally face the American justice system that he has been evading for more than four decades," said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
According to a December 1968 indictment, Soltren and three others -- Jose Rafael Rios Cruz, Miguel Castro and Alejandro Figueroa -- conspired to hijack Flight 281 on November 24 of that year.
The suspects were accused of bringing concealed guns and knives aboard the flight and using the weapons to take over the flight. Members of the crew told authorities at the time that the suspects, wielding pistols and large knives, forced their way into the cabin of the plane and ordered the crew to fly to Havana, according to court documents.
Cruz and Castro were sentenced in the 1970s after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in New York. They received 15-year and 12-year sentences, respectively. Their current whereabouts were not immediately known.
Figueroa was acquitted in 1969 after a bench trial.NEW YORK (CNN) -- A man accused of playing a role in the 1968 hijacking of a Pan Am... more
It was 1 p.m. when the control tower at the Mexico City airport got the first word of a bizarre drama that would play out over the next two hours: The pilot of Aeromexico Flight 576 radioed that a man aboard claimed to have a bomb and wanted to talk with President Felipe Calderon.
Jose Flores, a 44-year-old Bolivian preacher who lives in Mexico, says he had gotten the word from God that he had to warn Mexicans of an impending disaster — an earthquake "like none there has ever been," he told reporters after being hustled off the plane by police without anyone being injured.
Unsuspecting passengers, including Americans and French tourists traveling from the beach resort of Cancun to Mexico City, sat not fully aware of what was happening as the pilot negotiated with Flores, bringing the plane to a smooth landing and after an hour or so of talking winning an agreement to end the standoff.
The crisis began when Flores told a flight attendant that a juice can he had was a bomb. The flight attendant notified the plane's captain over the intercom, Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna told reporters.
Flores kept the 103 passengers and crew on the tarmac for more than an hour, the plane sitting surrounded by heavily armed police at the end of a runway in an area designed for emergencies. The airport remained open.
Pilot Ricardo Rios told the Televisa television network that Flores requested that the Boeing 737 be flown around Mexico City seven times, but there wasn't enough fuel to do that. The hijacker also asked that women reporters and Calderon be at the airport to talk to him, Rios said.
"He said he had tried to speak to the president for three months and since there hadn't been an answer he decided to use these type of threats with an airline," the pilot said.
Eventually, Flores agreed to release women and children. Minutes later, masked police stormed onto the aircraft with guns drawn and soon escorted several handcuffed men away without firing a shot.
Police later said there was only one hijacker, and the other men were briefly detained because the suspect had told a flight attendant he had three accomplices.
Flores told police his three companions were "the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."
He said he hijacked the plane after a divine revelation. Flores told authorities Wednesday's date — 9-9-09 — is the satanic number 666 turned upside down.It was 1 p.m. when the control tower at the Mexico City airport got the first word of... more
MEXICO CITY – A Bolivian religious fanatic briefly hijacked a jetliner from the beach resort of Cancun as it landed in Mexico City on Wednesday, police said. All passengers and the crew were released unharmed.MEXICO CITY – A Bolivian religious fanatic briefly hijacked a jetliner from the... more
I don't know if you have been following the story of the "Arctic Sea", but it was a Russian ship that was 'hijacked' maybe by 'pirates' in the Atlantic off the African coast. The story just keeps getting weirder and weirder: the ship went missing, it was found and everyone was fine, maybe it wasn't hijacked after all, etc, etc.
The question now is about the cargo. Originally reported as timber, some have started asking whether the cargo was something a bit more sensitive. Like missiles. For Iran.
True/Slant has a great rundown of the key events along the timeline.I don't know if you have been following the story of the "Arctic Sea",... more