Mueller failed to mention that he also worked with Yanukovych in 2013... six months before John Brennan, John McCain, Victoria Nuland, and their EU partners, led a bloody neo-nazi coup to overthrow the Yanukovych government.
Last week a memo was released showing Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein directing the Mueller investigation to look into allegations that Paul Manafort…
“Committed a crime or crimes arising out of payments he received from the Ukrainian government before and during the tenure of President Viktor Yanukovych.”
According to the The Gateway Pundit, in the memo there is no indication that Rosenstein or Mueller offered that Mueller interacted with the former Ukrainian President as well. But then again, Rosenstein and Mueller have so many conflicts of interest in this case that it is accurately labeled a “witch hunt”.
Jack Posobiec tweeted out over night the link between Mueller and Yanukovych…
The Ukrainian Embassy in the United States shared on Facebook a picture of Robert Mueller with the President Yanukovych in 2013. The post was dated June 6, 2013…
We are grateful to American side for support of our efforts aimed at settlement of frozen conflicts, ensuring control over conventional arms in Europe and combating trafficking. We count on further support and cooperation with USA within the OSCE in order to enhance stability and security in the area which is under jurisdiction of the given organization,” the President said at the meeting with FBI Director Robert Mueller.
The Head of State reminded that since the beginning of 2013, Ukraine had been presiding in the OSCE. “We determined priorities of our presidency in close cooperation with member-states of the OSCE. I am pleased to note that we have a constructive cooperation with Washington in this sphere,” the President emphasized.
“Ukrainian-American cooperation efficiently develops in many spheres of mutual interest. Your visit is very interesting for Ukraine and relations between our law enforcement bodies have established good traditions of cooperation and communication in the course of 20 years. I am confident that there is a potential for further broadening of cooperation,” Viktor Yanukovych said.
He stressed that Ukraine paid particular attention to the issue of combating terrorism. We have adopted a number of documents aimed at increasing the efficiency of such work.
“The level of cooperation between central executive governmental bodies involved in anti-terrorist actions is pretty high. The Security Service elaborated respective documents, they were reviewed and approved by respective Presidential Decree,” the Head of State noted.
The President emphasized that Ukraine is very close to signing the Association Agreement with the EU in November. “There are some preparations left but I hope that we will fulfill everything and sign the Agreement,” he said.
In his turn, FBI Director Robert Mueller expressed gratitude to the President of Ukraine for the assistance provided after the explosions in Boston. “I would like to focus on the most important issue for us – the issue of combating terrorism. I would like to say thank you for the assistance provided to us after the Boston Marathon,” he noted.
FBI Director also informed that in the course of his meetings in Ukraine, he planned to discuss a number of issues of mutual interest.
Who only knows what the issues of mutual interest were!
Via The Gateway Pundit…
This is not the first interaction Mueller had with the Russians. In 2009 Mueller hand delivered uranium to the Russians on an airport tarmac per the request of Hillary Clinton. Mueller also was Head of the FBI when the Obama Administration sold 20% of US uranium to the Russians in the Uranium One deal.
Mueller also reportedly visited Moscow before he visited the Ukrainian President in 2013.
How can Mueller be investigating Manafort for business with the Ukraine and Russia when Mueller is as suspect as Manafort ever was? Shut it down!
Post by WingsofCrystal on Apr 12, 2018 12:34:54 GMT
Good morning all,
The Connecticut Patch
13 UFO Sightings Reported In CT During 2018 So Far
Did you see any of these "UFOs?"
By Rich Scinto, Patch Staff Apr 11, 2018 3:23 pm ET
A total of 13 Connecticut UFO sightings were reported to the National UFO Reporting Center. There were more than 80 sightings reported during 2017.
The most recent report was made March 29 regarding a March 26 sighting that lasted 10 minutes in Ridgefield.
Late afternoon Ridgefield, CT, single shining light orb flew right across sky then back split into 3 orbs. Looked like something larger was behind it. Was in broad daylight 10 minutes and left.
Sightings were reported in Ridgefield, Winsted, Watertown, Bridgeport, Hebron, Fairfield, Lebanon, Southbury-Watertown, North Haven, Danbury, Coventry-Bolton and Meriden so far this year.
Now, not everyone who reports a UFO claims that it belongs to aliens from outer space. One person reported seeing an "odd oval shaped white object" from I-84 in Southbury that left no contrail.
...It could have been a plane flying at a lower altitude and just seemed more white because of the sun reflecting off it. I see planes flying all the time in the morning though and this one just looked out of place. I eventually lose sight of it and couldn't find it again. I have no picture or recording of the event because I was on the highway and don't use my phone while driving. I'm just curious if anyone! else reported anything similar considering the path it took.
The NUFORC remarked on a Fairfield sighting that it was possibly the star Sirius, which is the brightest star in the night sky visible from Earth.
Post by WingsofCrystal on Apr 12, 2018 13:32:04 GMT
Mysterious Nubian Stone Tablets Have Been Discovered in a Vast African 'City of The Dead'
This is one of Africa's oldest written languages.
12 APR 2018
Archaeologists excavating a vast and ancient "city of the dead" in Africa have recovered the largest collection of texts in the mysterious language of the Kushites. Dating back to 2,700 years ago, the find includes extraordinary tablets commemorating the dead.
The items hail from a site called Sedeinga in Sudan, known for the ruins of a temple dedicated to the 14th century BCE Egyptian queen Tiye, the grandmother of Tutankhamun.
But between the 7th century BCE and the 4th century CE, the site was a significant necropolis - city of the dead - for the kingdoms of Napata and Meroe, which mixed Egyptian traditions with their own.
Combined, the two kingdoms were known as the kingdom of Kush by their Egyptian neighbours.
Very little information remains about these cultures, but funerary items can tell us a lot. Although much of the necropolis is in ruins, it is large - containing the remains of at least 80 brick pyramids and 100 tombs.
It is from these tombs that the artefacts were recovered by a research team led by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French Archaeological Unit Sudan Antiquities Service (SFDAS).
Post by WingsofCrystal on Apr 12, 2018 15:34:25 GMT
Park Slope Patch
Reports Of Tiger In Washington Heights Lead To Capture Of Raccoon
An NYPD spokesman said he has "no idea" how a raccoon was mistaken for a tiger.
By Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff Apr 12, 2018 9:47 am ET
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — Residents of Washington Heights woke up Thursday to unconfirmed reports that a tiger was roaming the streets of their neighborhood. After police responded to the West 160s near St. Nicholas Avenue, the true cause of concern was revealed to be a raccoon.
The raccoon was contained by animal control around 8:45 a.m., an NYPD spokesman said. The spokesman said he has "no idea" how the rodent was mistaken for one of the jungle's fiercest predators.
"It was a raccoon," an NYPD spokesman said. "That's all we're saying about it."
One source of the false report appears to be the Citizen app. Citizen tweeted: "We're trying to confirm this report of a tiger loose in Upper Manhattan" around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
What If the Ocean's Climate-Controlling 'Conveyor Belt' Came to a Halt?
By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
April 12, 2018
Freak floods drown buildings, bone-chilling air flash-freezes pedestrians and ice encases the Statue of Liberty. It sounds like a disaster movie, and well, it is: In 2004's "The Day After Tomorrow," the collapse of an ocean current in the North Atlantic sends the world into a whirlwind climate doomsday.
And while that ocean current has not actually collapsed, scientists reporting in two new studies have found that it's weakening, by a lot. In fact, the current hasn't been this sluggish in 1,500 years — a finding that could carry serious (although not disaster-movie serious) repercussions for weather and sea-level rise in locations around the world.
In the Atlantic Ocean, the current known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) ferries warm surface waters northward — where the heat is released into the atmosphere — and carries cold water south in the deeper ocean layers, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Its circulation transports heat around the globe like a conveyor belt, and if its movement were to stop, that heat would not get distributed, and weather havoc could ensue.
But the AMOC has been getting weaker, and cold, freshwater infusions by the runaway melting of glaciers, sea ice and permafrost are to blame, and the AMOC may weaken even further if temperatures on Earth continue to rise and ice reserves continue to melt, scientists reported in the two studies.
Written in sand
In one study, published yesterday (April 11) in the journal Nature, researchers analyzed ocean sediments, looking at positions of different-size sand grains in the geologic record of the Labrador Sea — part of the North Atlantic — to reconstruct how the flow of the currents that carried the grains may have changed over time, said study co-author Delia Oppo, a senior scientist in the geology and geophysics department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
The researchers traced the start of the current's weakening to the mid-19th century at the end of the Little Ice Age, a centuries-long period of extreme cold that froze northern Europe. When temperatures began warming up, freshwater from melting ice that flowed into the Nordic Seas would have diluted salty seawater near the surface. This weakened the current and prevented it from carrying bigger grains of sand as far as it used to, which told the scientists about differences in the current's strength, Oppo told Live Science.
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, also known as the Gulf Stream System, brings warm waters from the South to the North, where it sinks into the deep and transports cold water from the North to the South. A weakening of this major ocean circulation can have widespread and potentially disruptive effects. Credit: Caesar/PIK
Then, beginning in the 1950s, another stage of warming and ice melt began in the Northern Hemisphere — this time, likely driven by human-induced climate change — infusing the sea with more chilly fresh water and further weakening the ocean circulation system, study lead author David Thornalley, a senior lecturer at University College London, told Live Science in an email.
"Theory and models show the AMOC weakens when there is warming and increased input of freshwater, and these are both things being observed as part of global warming," Thornalley said. The research team estimated that, since the current began to lose strength in the mid-1800s, it has weakened by about 15 to 20 percent.
Finding the "fingerprint"
Another study, also published today in Nature, arrived at the same conclusions about a weakened AMOC — this time, by reviewing sea-surface temperature data going back to the late 19th century. In this study, the researchers' temperature analysis confirmed computer models' predictions of AMOC behavior and suggested a decline of about 15 percent in current circulation strength, beginning in the 1950s.
"The evidence we're now able to provide is the most robust to date," study co-author and oceanographer Stefan Rahmstorf, a professor of physics of the oceans at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, said in a statement.
The researchers detected an ocean temperature pattern that was a "fingerprint" for an AMOC slowdown: anomalous warming in the Gulf Stream and cooler waters near Greenland, suggesting that warm water was not being transported north as effectively as it once was, according to the study.
"The specific trend pattern we found in measurements looks exactly like what is predicted by computer simulations as a result of a slowdown in the Gulf Stream system," Rahmstorf said. "And I see no other plausible explanation for it."
Though these two research teams used different methods, they arrived at a similar conclusion: that a crucial part of the climate system on our dynamic planet is not performing as it once did.
"What's happening now is that the evidence is converging from different sources," Oppo told Live Science. "So, we're becoming more and more confident, as we see several studies starting to show similar things using different approaches."
An uncertain future
While the complete disintegration of the AMOC is extremely unlikely, the ocean circulation system will probably continue to weaken, and that prospect is far from reassuring, Oppo told Live Science. Prior research has suggested that a feeble AMOC brings more dryness to the Sahel, a region of Africa bordering the Sahara Desert; spurs sea-level rise in U.S. coastal cities; encourages patterns of increasingly cold winters in Europe and the northeastern U.S.; and prompts warmer summers across Europe. However, more research is needed to confirm a persistent connection, Oppo said.
But a weakened AMOC does make the ocean less effective at absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide, Oppo noted. If the ocean current continues to weaken, it will likely take up even less CO2, leading to higher quantities of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and potentially worsening the effects of global warming, she said.
"More research into the potential weather impacts of an AMOC slowdown and the associate sea surface temperature pattern is needed, given the results of the two new studies suggesting a weak AMOC that is likely to weaken further," Thornalley told Live Science.
Post by WingsofCrystal on Apr 13, 2018 12:50:35 GMT
Good morning all,
Hope everyone is having a good Friday the 13th. Glad you aren't having problems posting Swamprat.
Mystery Mummy Found in Ceiling of Minneapolis Department Store
By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer April 12, 2018 09:47am ET
There is a mummy mystery in Minnesota: How did a dead monkey end up in a department store ceiling?
The mystery broke on April 8, when an image of the "mummified" monkey appeared on the Old Minneapolis Facebook page. The photo was submitted by a man who claimed to be working on the renovation of Dayton's department store (a 100-year-old institution that's being converted into a shiny, new commercial space) in downtown Minneapolis.
The photo showed what appeared to be the long-dead remains of a monkey — desiccated, yellowed with age and sliced across the abdomen with a horizontal gash. The photographer said he found the "perished primate" while renovating the department store's ceiling.
"Not that we at EarthSky suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of Friday the 13th – but, gosh darn, this year’s first Friday the 13th on April 13, 2018, happens exactly 26 weeks (2 x 13 weeks) after the previous Friday the 13th in October 2017. But that’s hardly the end of the tale. The following Friday the 13th on July 13, 2018, comes exactly 13 weeks after the Friday the 13th on April 13, 2018."