Oil Rig Worker: 'I Saw the Malaysia Airlines Plane Come Down'

An oil rig worker working off the south-eastern coast of Vietnam claims to have witnessed the crash of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

In a email sent to his employer, which was acquired, confirmed, and then shared by the ABC journalist Bob Woodruff, the man says, "I believe I saw the Malaysian Airlines plane come down. The timing is right."



Vietnamese officials reportedly confirmed they got the letter, but found nothing in the water.
He describes seeing what he believes to be the plane burning — in one piece — at high altitude, flying perpendicular to the standard plane routes that cross over the area. "From when I first saw the burning (plane) until the flames went out (still at high altitude) was 10-15 seconds. There was no lateral movement, so it was either coming toward our location, stationary, or going away from our location," he writes.



Authorities expanded the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane to 27,000 square miles on Wednesday after reports that flight 370 may have changed directions before disappearing from radar.
Search teams initially combed over the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for any clues as to what may have happened to the missing aircraft that was carrying 239 people. However, a source inside the Malaysian military said Tuesday that the plane switched directions and headed west, prompting search teams to look in a whole new direction.


The map above highlights the search area, as of March 11, for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

Malaysian air force chief Gen. Rodzali Daud reportedly said military radar had spotted the jet over the Strait of Malacca. Hours later, however, Malaysian authorities are now casting doubt on this theory after Daud retracted his report, saying, "I wish to state that I did not make any such statements."

Daud's waffling seems to be part of a trend in the search for flight 370. Every lead that Malaysian authorities have chased has turned up nothing but confusion. This is partly why Phan Quy Tieu, Vietnam's vice minister of transportation, told reporters on Wednesday that the country was pulling back on its hunt until Malaysia had something solid to go on from here. So far, he said, the information provided is "insufficient."

Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that Daud on Wednesday said Malaysia's air force is still "examining and analyzing all possibilities as regards to the airliner's flight paths subsequent to its disappearance."

But while Vietnam is scaling back, Japan and Indonesia are ramping up efforts. Eight members of a Japanese search team arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday to prepare for the arrival of two C-130 transport aircraft of the Air Self-Defense Force and two P-3C patrol planes of the Maritime Self-Defense Force. Indonesian authorities deployed its search mission over the Strait of Malacca as well.






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Indonesian Air Force crewmen of a Boeing 737 "Surveiller" maritime patrol aircraft of the 5th Air Squadron "Black Mermaids" pray prior to a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that will be conducted the Strait of Malacca, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Image: Binsar Bakkara/Associated Press

Earlier this week, Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar scrubbed one of the more promising leads that the plane's disappearance may have been tied to two passengers who were traveling on stolen passports. He said 18-year-old Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad and Delavar Seyed Mohammadreza, 29, both of whom are Iranian, boarded the Malaysia Airlines flight with stolen passports from Austria and Italy.
 However, authorities believe they were migrating to Europe and have no terror links.

Days later, the search is still at square one, and the families of the missing passengers are demanding answers from Malayasian authorities, who, they believe, have more information than they're sharing. Their anxiety escalated earlier this week after they discovered their missing loved ones' phones were still ringing when they called.






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Chinese relatives of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane wait for the latest news inside a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard the missing airplane in Beijing, China Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Image: Andy Wong/Associated Press

Nineteen families signed a joint statement, delivered to Malaysia Airlines, asking for an explanation. Why could they get through to their family members’ phones but not hear anything? However, despite hearing what they think is a connection, experts say that ringing doesn't mean the call was completed.

"Family members over there are hearing the [ring] tone and they are hoping, but this is not a sign of anything. This is just how the networks work," wireless analyst Jeff Kagan told Mashable.

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was at cruising altitude, around 35,000 feet, when it dropped from radar on March 7 with no signal from pilots, which is almost unheard of in the aviation world. Authorities believe it may have disintegrated in mid-flight, but no wreckage has been recovered after a widespread search. It's extremely rare for an aircraft to suddenly vanish, without warning, during cruising altitude, as most airplane accidents occur during takeoff or landing.


This map shows some of the more deadly plane crashes that have occurred as the result of an event that happened during cruising altitude. Click on the plane icons to expand the information. Note that the map is not a complete list.

Another “Patriot” Terrorist Plot Results in Multiple Arrests

Another “Patriot” Terrorist Plot Results in Multiple Arrests

Those involved in “Patriot” groups often tout their main goal as protecting Americans and their freedoms, but a new terrorist plot by three Georgia “patriots” has brought the danger of militia groups back into the national spotlight. The three men, who were arrested on Feb. 15, planned on purchasing explosive devices to attack government infrastructure. Fortunately, those plotting the terrorist attack proved to be less than intelligent, and this ultimately led to their capture.

“Patriot” Terrorist Plots Not New to Georgia

The three men, residing in north Georgia at the time, saw their malicious plans fall apart when they set up a meeting to purchase pipe bombs and thermite grenades… from a confidential source in the law enforcement community. The men thought it would be prudent to speak of attacking government buildings in an online chat room, and when law enforcement realized they were serious and were ready to purchase dangerous weapons, they made the arrest. It seems, though, that the Peach State isn’t running low on right-wing extremist “patriots” engaged in terrorist plots.

Terrorist plot by right-wing 'patriots' thwarted, 3 men captured.
In another recent case, a woman, also out of north Georgia, plead guilty to criminal explosives charges after police found pipe bombs and firearms in her possession. The prosecutor in the case wanted her to face three years in prison since she had previous experiences with law enforcement and made online anti-government postings. For some reason, however, the ingenious judge only gave her probation.
Of course, who can forget the oh-so-exciting Georgia militia terrorist plot of 2011? Four men were arrested for planning to attack government officials with explosives and ricin. They even had plans of blanketing Washington, D.C. with ricin from a plane overhead. Can you guess where these four gentlemen were from? You got it:  north Georgia.

Not all plots are caught in time.

The aforementioned cases may make it seem as if all militia group terrorist plots are quickly caught, and due to their propensity to make these plans with confidential law enforcement informants, it would be a valid assumption. Sadly, it wouldn’t be an accurate one. One tragic example, again out of Georgia, occurred when three members of the Georgia militia Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) murdered a 19-year-old former soldier and his 17-year-old girlfriend in an effort to conceal their terrorist plans. These plans included a variety of attacks ranging from destroying dams to assassinating President Obama.
Georgia, of course, isn’t the only place self-proclaimed “patriots” exist and plan right-wing terrorist plots. Timothy McVeigh, the executed terrorist who bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building, was a militia group sympathizer. Eric Rudolph, the man who bombed the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, is said to have been harbored by militia groups while on the run. Jim Adkisson, the man who murdered two congregants in the Knoxville Unitarian Universalist church in 2008, left a manifesto saying he wanted to kill liberals and Democrats. The perpetrator of the 2013 Los Angeles International Airport shooting, which resulted in the death of a TSA agent, had a note on him which proclaimed that he was a “patriot.”
To tell you the truth, as a liberal, I’m now much more fearful of “patriot” terrorist attacks than I am of those stemming from extremist Islam.

The dangerous rise of militia groups in America.

Unfortunately, there’s really no sign that attacks and terrorist plots from these dangerous extremist right-wing militia groups will soon subside. In fact, there were 1,360 anti-government and radical militia groups identified in the United States in 2012. In 2008, there were only 149 of these groups identified. That’s an increase of eightfold. I do wonder what could have happened in 2009 that led to so many more anti-government groups. A black president was elected, but that couldn’t have anything to do with it. Right?
It’s a dangerous world that we live in, and it gets even more dangerous when we look at extremism and don’t call it out for what it is. Every time we ignore an individual saying that our president should be killed or claiming that they’re part of a “patriot” group, we run the risk of innocent lives being lost. “Patriot” militia groups, terrorism, and terrorism plots in America aren’t anything new, but with the consistent increase in these groups’ numbers, it’s likely only a matter of time before everyone knows someone touched by one of these anti-government plots.

Why do sugar daddies turn to us?

We may be arrogant about our youth, but that arrogance comes only as a result of the knowledge that we’re better looking and more fertile. But it is perhaps an exhibition of double standards when members of a sex which steadfastly maintains that looks are not very important in a relationship claim these very looks to be the reason they are desired by men. Clearly, one of the two notions is wrong, and research has now proven that a woman’s physical appearance does in fact matter a lot to men. In fact, a partner’s looks matter more to a man than we could have ever imagined; which is probably the reason why sugar daddy-sugar baby relationships tend to work so well.

There are two researches that have proven men’s obsession with their partner’s physical appearance, one from the University of California and the other a more recent study that was featured in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Though both the said researches were centered on marriages, they still give us a more than fair indicator with regards to the issue at hand. In both cases, men who thought that their partners were attractive looking were found to be happier in the relationship, and were consequently more committed towards it. Of course the studies didn’t say which factors would propel a man to cheat on his wife, but the writing is pasted on the wall quite clearly.

And here’s why this is significant for any girl dating a sugar daddy: if a man finds you attractive enough, he’s going to stick to you till your beauty fades away. Of course, beauty is a highly individualistic and subjective percept, and we often flatter ourselves with that line of thought. But as long as he thinks you’re attractive, which should last at least a couple of years, you can count yourself insured. Besides, it also gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you are the one who holds the reins of power in this relationship, and you can walk away whenever you feel like.

Now that we know why sugar daddies turn to us younger women, another question arises, which is perhaps more an ethical one. ‘How fair is it to use our looks to our advantage?’ It’s totally fair; beauty has been used for the purpose of gaining leverage with men for centuries, and that too by powerful women who we admire today. If you’re in a moral dilemma about using your beauty to woo a man, shrug it off, take a hint from Cleopatra. Keep in mind Orwell’s quaint observation in Animal Farm, where he points out that all of us are born equal, but some more equal than others; if you have a gift, not using it is just wasting it, and beauty is most certainly a gift not bestowed on everyone. Besides, also take into consideration that a sugar daddy is using his money, age, social standing and a million other factors as leverage over you, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t pull out the beauty card in order to win the hand.

Snowden Documents Proving “US-Alien-Hitler” Link Stuns Russia

Snowden Documents Proving “US-Alien-Hitler” Link Stuns Russia
 

A stunning Federal Security Services (FSB) report on the nearly two million highly classified top-secret documents obtained from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) run National Security Agency-Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) by the American ex-patriot Edward Snowden states that this information is providing “incontrovertible proof” that an “alien/extraterrestrial intelligence agenda” is driving US domestic and international policy, and has been doing so since at least 1945.

Edward Snowden is a computer specialist, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former NSA/CSS contractor who disclosed these classified documents to several media outlets in late 2012 and was granted temporary asylum in Russia in 2013 after his designation by the Obama regime as the “most wanted man on earth.”

This FSB report further states that Snowden, in December, 2012, contacted the highly respected American columnist, blogger, and author Glenn Greenwald by an email headed with the subject line stating, “I and others have things you would be interested in.?.?.?.”

In Snowden’s own words, this report continues, he outlined to Greenwald the reason for his highly secretive group obtaining and releasing these documents by warning that that there “were actually two governments in the US: the one that was elected, and the other, secret regime, governing in the dark.”
As to who is running this “secret regime” Snowden and his cohorts were warning about, FSB experts in this report say, was confirmed this past weekend by former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer who was given access to all of Snowden’s documents by Russian intelligence services and stated they were, indeed, “accurate.”

Even though Defense Minister Hellyer’s exact statements to the FSB in regards to Snowden’s documents remain classified, shortly after his “extensive electronic interview” by the FSB he was allowed to appear on Russia Today’s program SophieCo this past fortnight [see video HERE] where he shockingly admitted that aliens have “been visiting our planet for thousands of years” and described several types of these extraterrestrials, including “Tall Whites” who are working with the US Air Force in Nevada.

Of the many explosive revelations in this FSB report, the one most concerning to Russian authorities are the Snowden’s documents “confirming” that the “Tall Whites” (further revealed by Defense Minister Hellyer as noted above) are the same extraterrestrial alien race behind the stunning rise of Nazi Germany during the 1930’s.

In just one example of the many outlined in this FSB report, it shows that with this “alien assistance,” at the end of the 1930’s, when Nazi Germany possessed just 57 submarines, over the four years of World War II it built 1,163 modern technologically advanced submarines at its dockyards and even put them into operation.

Snowden’s documents further confirm, this report says, the “Tall Whites” (Nordic) meetings in 1954 with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower where the “secret regime” currently ruling over America was established.  

Most disturbingly, this FSB report warns, is that the “Tall White” agenda being implemented by the “secret regime” ruling the United States calls for the creation of a global electronic surveillance system meant to hide all true information about their presence here on earth as they enter into what one of Snowden’s documents calls the “final phase” of their end plan for total assimilation and world rule.

Unbeknownst to the FSB, this report confirms, are those still in the US government backing Snowden, but whose presence Russian intelligence experts note is “unmistakable” and shows a cataclysmic power struggle is currently underway against this “secret regime” now headed by Obama by “forces unknown.”
 
Most to be feared by Russian policy makers and authorities, this report concludes, is if those opposing the “Tall White” “secret regime” ruled over by Obama have themselves aligned with another alien-extraterrestrial power themselves.

Gold Set for Steepest Fall in 32 Years: Weekly Gold ETF Update

With gold’s 2013 spot price decline expected to approach 30 percent, analysts see 2013 as gold’s worst year since 1981.

Although a weakened dollar helped give gold prices a slight boost during the past week, the spot price for gold is ETF, gold, gold ETFs, NYSEARCA:GLD, NYSEARCA:IAU, NYSEARCA:SLV, NYSEARCA:AGQ, NYSEARCA:PPLTexpected to register a nearly 30-percent drop during 2013, for the most significant decline since 1981.  Worse yet, a number of analysts – such as Jeffrey Currie at Goldman Sachs – see gold prices falling lower.  Currie expects gold to sink as far as $1,050 per ounce at this point next year.
Gold prices had been suffering from publicity surrounding the anticipated taper of the Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program.  The quantitative easing program is credited with pushing gold prices to record highs during 2011.  The weakening of the dollar resulting from quantitative easing had enhanced gold’s status as a “safe haven”.  As a result, the phase-out of QE has been seen as a threat to gold prices.  Although many commentators believed that the impact of the taper on the gold market had already been priced-in, trading activity since the December 18 FOMC meeting has proved them wrong.
By December 18, the latest bearish, head-and-shoulders pattern was fully-formed on the chart for gold’s spot price, setting the stage for the 2.52 percent swoon on December 19.  Despite gold’s advances since that point, it has not yet reached the December 18 closing price of $1,217.80.  The spot price of gold will need to reach $1,235 per ounce before it can break the neckline of the December head-and-shoulders pattern.  More important, it must reach $1,322 per ounce before it reaches the neckline of the October 17 – November 11 head-and-shoulders pattern in order to break its curse.
The chart below depicts the trading activity in the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) during the past 180 days (Chart courtesy of Stockcharts.com).
GLD Chart December 27
As with the spot price of gold, yet another bearish, head-and-shoulders pattern has been formed on the chart for GLD during December.  (This pattern is more readily-apparent on a chart drawn with a solid line rather than candlesticks.)
Although GLD managed to advance 1.01 percent to $117.12 during Christmas week, GLD finished Friday’s session 4.37 percent below its 50-day moving average of $122.48.
GLD’s Relative Strength Index climbed to 42.64 from last week’s 37.22.  The MACD has just crossed above the signal line, suggesting that GLD could continue its advance during the immediate future.
The following is a summary of how precious metal spot prices and ETFs performed from the close on Friday, December 20 until the close on Friday, December 27:

Gold ETF Update:  

Gold Spot Price:  $1,213.70/oz,    +0.92%
SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD):  +1.01%, This ETF reflects the current price and trends of Gold Bullion and so offers exposure to the gold market within a brokerage account.  The gold spot price for NYSEARCA:GLD is determined by the 24 hour global over-the-counter (OTC) gold market.  The SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) is the world’s largest gold ETF and second largest ETF in existence.
iShares Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:IAU):  +1.11%, This ETF reflects the current price and trends of Gold Bullion and so offers exposure to the gold market within a brokerage account.  The iShares Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:IAU) is backed by gold held in trusts located in London, Toronto, and New York.  The gold spot price for the iShares Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:IAU) is set by the London PM Fix Price for spot gold as determined by the London Bullion Market Association.

Silver ETF Update:  

Silver Spot Price:  $20.08 oz,   +3.50%
iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SLV):  +3.49%, This ETF reflects the current price of silver and trends of Silver Bullion and so offers exposure to the silver market within a brokerage account.  The iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SLV) is backed by real silver and the silver price is set by the London PM Fix Price for silver as determined by the London Bullion Market Association.
ProShares Ultra Silver ETF (NYSEARCA:AGQ):  +7.04%, This ETF reflects the 2X daily return of the current price of Silver Bullion.  The ETF is priced in US dollars based on the afternoon closing price of Silver in London.  The ProShares Ultra Silver ETF thus offers double exposure to the silver market within a brokerage account.

Platinum ETF Update: 

Platinum Spot Price: $1,374.20 /oz,   +3.23%
ETFS Physical Platinum Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:PPLT):  +3.25% This ETF reflects the current spot price of physical platinum and so offers exposure to the platinum market within a brokerage account.  The price of platinum is specified by the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM) rules and is backed by Platinum held in vaults in London, UK and Zurich, Switzerland.
Bottom Line:  Although gold prices made an advance in the one-percent range during Christmas week, they have yet to return to their pre-FOMC meeting level, before the announcement that the Fed would begin to taper its bond purchases. 
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President Obama Didn’t Go To Church For Christmas

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters did not go to church on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, according to press pool reports. The Obamas are in Kailua, Hawaii for a 17-day Christmas vacation.

Although the Obamas did not go to church for Christmas, President Obama did play golf during the afternoon of Dec. 24 and Mrs. Obama spoke with children by telephone on Christmas Eve for about 30 minutes concerning Santa’s whereabouts as tracked by NORAD. That same evening, the president also spoke with U.S. military personnel in different parts of the world by telephone.

On Christmas Day, according to the press pool reports as published by the Associated Press, the Obamas enjoyed a quiet Christmas morning at their beach vacation home on Oahu, where they spent the morning singing Christmas carols and opening gifts.
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All the Big Banks are Saying Gold Will Crash in 2014 But That’s Not What Will Happen

All the Big Banks are Saying Gold Will Crash in 2014 But That’s Not What Will Happen

Big moves are coming in the price of gold at the start of 2014 but that’s not the story the big global banks are selling right now. Goldman Sachs’s chief commodities analyst Jeffery Currie is on record saying that gold will descend back to the $1,000 mark, or even lower, in 2014.  United Bank of Switzerland says silver will flounder around the $20.50 mark in 2014 and predicts $1,200 gold for 2014 while Simon Weeks of ScotiaMocatta was the most pessimistic, predicting gold would plunge to $800 or even to $400 a troy ounce in 2014.  So why are all these scare tactics being employed by these large global banks? The answer is simple. A rising gold price hurts anything denominated in fiat currencies like the unsustainable quadrillion dollar derivatives market and rising European and US stock markets. Furthermore, it is in the best interest of global banks to push an agenda of fiat currency denominated products continuing to rise and of hard assets continuing to fall in 2014 even though there is likely to be significant downward volatility in US and other developed Western stock markets at some point in 2014. Though gold will close 2013 lower in price than it started the year, gold had closed higher than it opened for the past 12 consecutive years in a row. Does that fact surprise you? If it does, there are two reasons for this.  One, the global banking industry never once advocated purchases of physical gold during the 12 consecutive years gold closed higher than it opened from 2001 to 2012. They may have persuaded their clients to purchase their easily manipulated fractional reserve gold ETFs, but never once were they vocal about having their clients purchase the much more reasonable and wealth-preserving physical gold bullion. Secondly, with the massive load of propaganda that global banks disseminate through the worldwide media, most people have no idea that this will be the first year gold closes lower than its opening price after 12 consecutive years of rising prices. Imagine if the S&P 500 had 12 years of consecutive rises? Every single financial magazine would be deeming this hypothetical rise as the greatest bull in global history. However, the reality of the gold bull is never once mentioned to clients of global banks.

In any event, when we look at the facts, the facts paint a markedly different picture in the set up for price recovery of gold and silver in 2014 than the continued crash in prices painted by Goldman Sachs, UBS and ScotiaMocatta.  Very strong circumstantial and concrete evidence exists that financial products like the GLD (gold ETF), the SLV (silver ETF) and paper gold and silver futures products run on a fractional reserve system much like the global banking system of fiat currencies.  In fact, well over four years ago, I questioned the validity of the claim that the GLD and SLV were 100% backed by physical gold and silver and laid out the various reasons for my strong skepticism of this claim in my July 15, 2009 article “The GLD and SLV: Legitimate Investment Vehicles or Not?”.

The amount of negative sentiment that I’ve been seeing, even among the most robust of gold and silver advocates at this time, due to the repeated attacks by the Western banking cartel and the BIS on gold and silver spot prices, certainly is indicative of a bottom forming at the current time. In addition, many of the bullion banks with COMEX warehouses have been hemorrhaging physical gold during this takedown in spot prices this year, very likely making it very difficult to continue their effectiveness in keeping paper prices suppressed during Q1 2014.  Since April 30, 2013, the bullion banks have lost an astounding 80% of their cumulative registered physical gold stored in COMEX warehouses, with JP Morgan leading the way with 89% of their registered physical gold depleted. Unsurprisingly, ScotiaMocatta, one of the banks with the most dire price predictions for gold in 2014, has lost an astounding 77% of their registered physical gold over this same duration.

Certainly we may see temporary weakness in gold and silver prices again in the couple days following Christmas. However, a gold collapse to $800 or $400 a troy ounce, as ScotiaMocatta’s Simon Weeks has predicted will happen in 2014, is patently ridiculous given the massive amounts of losses of physical gold suffered this year by these very bullion banks from COMEX vaults as a result of their repeated manipulations of the spot gold price lower. Certainly, this massive loss of physical gold will certainly make their fractional reserve gold scam much more difficult to execute in 2014. In fact, I would say just the opposite of these banks’ dire predictions for gold is likely to happen to open the New Year.  Instead of a gold price crash to start the year, we almost certainly will see some significant rebounds in the price of gold and silver. Furthermore, anyone that is tired of these banking scams can contribute to a strong start in gold prices in 2014 by simply converting your fiat currency into a few ounces of gold to usher in the New Year. If individuals merely joined China, Russia and Middle Eastern nations in heavy physical gold buying to kick start the new year, this would place a great deal of pressure on the bullion bank fractional reserve gold and silver system that the Western banks utilize to suppress prices of precious metals.