Thursday, December 30, 2010

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Says China's "Aircraft Carrier Killer" Missile Has Achieved Initial Operational Capability

File photo of Adm. Willard

The country should be focusing on what is going in Asia instead of the Middle East and Afghanistan. China is getting to the point where it may decide to call in the debts that the United States owes. It isn't building up its military capabilities for nothing. According to Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, China has developed an anti-ship ballistic missile that can destroy an aircraft carrier.

Adm. Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said he believes that China aspires to become a "global military (power)" by extending its influence beyond its regional waters.

Willard also said he believes that China's anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) system, known as "aircraft carrier killer," has achieved initial operational capability (IOC), even though "it will continue to undergo testing for several more years."

The full text of the Admiral's interview can be read at

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency Says OK to Sell Cloned Meat and Milk without Consumer Labels

Animal Cloning for Food Production (Report by U.K. Food Standards Agency)

You can read the full report from Food Standards Agency by viewing the above document. However, if you want a summary, basically, the U.K. government agency responsible for food standards has stated that food from cloned animals is no different than food from regular, traditionally-bred animals. Therefore, no labeling of food from cloned animals is necessary.

The European Commission has proposed a temporary five-year ban on food and drink from clones but papers released by the Food Standards Agency indicate that Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman believes this is unnecessary.

An expert committee has advised the food watchdog that products from cloned cows and pigs and their descendants are no different from those from traditionally-bred animals, posing no additional risk to human health.

I would bet that cloned animals are already in the food distribution system.

Source: The Herald | Scotland

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Animated Video of All Nuclear Explosions from 1945 to 1998

To view this fascinating video from Live Leak, click the image above or here if the image does not appear on your screen.