Romulans Uncloaked?

Whatever it is, it’s rather large and doesn’t appear until hit by the solar flare.

An alien spacecraft parked next to Mercury?

A giant object the size of a planet that appeared lurking near Mercury in a NASA footage has caught the attention of alien-hunters who say it could be a “cloaked” spaceship parked near the planet.

The object appears from nowhere in a sequence of images of a coronal ejection from the Sun taken by NASA’s STEREO spacecraft.

In the footage, one sees a huge spurt of plasma and other solar ejecta washing over Mercury; peculiarly, the material seems to flare up as it hits another nearby object, too.

“It’s cylindrical on either side and has a shape in the middle. It definitely looks like a ship to me, and very obviously, it’s cloaked,” YouTube-user siniXster said in his commentary on the footage which has gone viral and been viewed by more than 100,000 users on the video-sharing site.

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‘Spacecraft’ spotted near Mercury
Video: UFO Sighting Near Mercury or Natural Phenomenon?
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STEREO Spacecraft
STEREO

Oh sure, the “experts” will tell you that it’s a video artifact, a ghost image of Mercury’s position from the previous day. But who are you going to believe, the “experts” or your own lying eyes? If the “experts” knew it was a gigantic, cloaked Romulan spaceship, do you think they’d tell you and cause mass societal panic? I don’t think so.

/remember, The Truth Is Out There, Trust No One

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Life And Death Fun And Games In Iran

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is free!

Iranian woman facing death ‘freed’

Photographs of an Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, have been released, but without any official confirmation of a report that she has been freed.

The images, released on Thursday by the Iranian state-controlled Press TV, show Ashtiani while on home leave last week.

The International Committee Against Stoning (ICAS), a German-based campaign group, says the photographs suggest Ashtiani has been freed.

Patty Debonitas, a spokesperson for the committee, one of the main groups which campaigned on behalf of Ashtiani, hailed the reported release a “historic” victory in an interview with Al Jazeera on Thursday.

“It’s a historical success because the international outcry worked,” Debonitas said.

Um, no she’s not.

Iran state television denies reports of woman sentenced to stoning’s release

State television in Iran denied reports that a mother of two sentenced to death by stoning had been released.

Earlier rumours that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, whose case sparked a massive international outcry and calls from celebrities that she be released or her sentence commuted, would be freed prompted jubilation around the world.

. . .

Early Friday local time, government-owned Press TV released a statement saying Ms. Ashtiani had been taken home to film a special in which she would confess to murdering her husband and show the scene of the crime for a TV special.

“Contrary to a vast publicity campaign by Western media that confessed murderer Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been released, a team of broadcast production team with the Iran-based Press TV has arranged with Iran’s judicial authorities to follow Ashtiani to her house to produce a visual recount of the crime at the murder scene,” the broadcaster wrote.

The “Iran Today” program, said it would broadcast its report on Ms. Ashtiani’s case Friday evening and over the weekend.

See also:
Iranian TV to air interview with woman sentenced to death by stoning
Fate Remains Unclear Of Iranian Woman Setenced To Stoning
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani: a timeline from sentencing to ‘release’
Iran denies freeing woman sentenced to death
Ashtiani recounts murder on Press TV
Canadian advocates hail ‘astounding’ release of Iranian woman
Sakineh photos emerge in Iran without release confirmation
Hopes Grow For Iranian Stoning Woman
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani ‘at home’ pictures trigger confusion over her fate
Iranian woman sentenced to death reported free after global outcry
No official reaction by Iran yet on release of death row woman
Iranians Must Get Stoned

Is or will Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani be free? Who knows? Knowing how cruel and diabolical the Iranian government is, I doubt it. It’s evil enough that the Iranian government sentenced a women to death by stoning, for adultery, but what kind of sadistic government forces the condemned to confess and reenact the crime, which may or may not be coerced, on State TV? What manner of barbaric voyeurism is that?

/I’d like to believe she’s free, she’s already been through tortuous, life threatening hell in an Iranian prison, but I won’t believe it until she appears on TV in a Western country

How Stupid Is This?

If you were ever wondiering who was the king of the dumbasses, I think we have a winner.

His Hindsight Is 20-20

Implanting a camera in the back of his head as part of an art project may have granted a New York University photography professor, Wafaa Bilal, a certain notoriety in the last several weeks, but it has robbed him of something else: dinner-party invitations.

Concerned about the intrusion of his head-camera, which is rigged to broadcast online a live stream of images snapped automatically at one-minute intervals, some of Mr. Bilal’s acquaintances have removed him from their guest lists, he said Thursday in his first newspaper interview about the project.

But he is not offended: “If people don’t accept it, then I don’t want the invitation,” Mr. Bilal said. “It’s part of me, and that’s the idea.”

An assistant arts professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Mr. Bilal was commissioned to implant the camera for the period of one year by a new museum in Qatar. The museum, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, will also display a live stream of the photos when it opens Dec. 30.

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New York professor installs camera in head
NYU professor installs camera in his skull
The NYU professor with a camera in his skull
Art Prof Lets World Peer Through His Surgically Embedded 3rd Eye
Man Attaches Cyborg Camera Implant to His Skull
New Video Of Cyborg Professor With a Camera on the Back of His Head!
3rd eye: NYU artist gets camera implanted in head
In the Name of Art, Wafaa Balil is a Walking Tripod
Artist has camera surgically inserted so he can have ‘eyes at the back of his head’ for a year
Artist has camera attached to his head in the name of art
New York University professor embeds camera into head for art project
Website for ‘3rd I’
3rdI

I’ll bet $100 that he’s an Obama voter.

/and remember kids, don’t try this at home

Close Encounters Of The Comet Kind

NASA shoots, they score! That’s pretty awesome photography, considering the speeds and distances involved.

NASA’s EPOXI Spacecraft Shoots Images of “Comet Hartley 2″

After a nearly 2.9-billion-mile (4.6-billion-kilometer) voyage, NASA’s EPOXI mission spacecraft has survived its risky rendezvous with comet 103P/Hartley 2 and has beamed back the first close-up images of the comet. This montage of five pictures, for example, shows Hartley 2’s nucleus as the craft was flying toward and under the icy body on Thursday. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at top left.

“Early observations of the comet show that, for the first time, we may be able to connect activity to individual features on the nucleus,” Michael A’Hearn, EPOXI’s principal investigator said in a statement. “We certainly have our hands full. The images are full of great cometary data, and that’s what we hoped for.”. The vessel EPOXI, previously called Deep Impact, traveled 2.9 billion miles into space and captured images 435 miles away from the Hartley 2 comet, which was traveling at a speed of 27,000 miles-per-hour. Scientists say the photos of the icy body will provide them with new and useful information about comets.

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Flight of the Comet
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NASA Spacecraft Photographs Hartley 2 Comet
Recycled Comet-Hunting Spacecraft Is Not Dead Yet
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NASA probe beams in close encounter with comet
NASA Captures Detailed Images of Comet Hartley 2
First images of the Hartley 2 comet
Video shows dramatic EPOXI mission flyby of comet Hartley 2
NASA Spacecraft Reveals Comet Close-Up
First images of comet Hartley 2 captured by NASA
NASA Mission Sends Back Images of Comet Hartley 2
Recycled Comet-Hunting Spacecraft Deep Impact Is Still Alive

Unlike most government spending, which is usually wasteful, it’s nice to see NASA getting the most bang for it’s buck by thinking out of the box and retasking its spacecraft to perform missions that weren’t originally contemplated.

/not only is money for NASA money well spent, but it also creates lots of cutting edge engineering, manufacturing, science, and technology jobs, skills America needs to remain globally competitive