Sunday, December 28, 2014

Another flight lost @ Sea...

I hate to say it happened again, but, unfortunately, I have to say so. Something is terrible amiss with these foreign flights! (let's just hope they find some of the passingers & crew alive)...
-Daniel aka Obsidian

Search for missing AirAsia jet #QZ8501 bound for Singapore from Indonesia suspended

- AirAsia flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia and carrying 162 people on board went missing Sunday morning.
- Contact with the plane was lost around an hour after departure, somewhere over the Java Sea between Belitung island and Pontianak, on Indonesia's part of Kalimantan island.
- Search and rescue operations were launched with the Indonesian army as well as Singapore and Malaysia scouring the area around Belitung, but have been suspended for the night.

Indonesia air traffic control lost contact with AirAsia flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Sunday morning.

Search and locate efforts were launched but Indonesia later suspended the operation as darkness fell. The national search and rescue agency said the operation will resume at first light on Monday morning, with the search area expanded to include mountainous areas on land.
Earlier, AirAsia released a statement listing 162 people on board, with 138 adults, 16 children and one infant making up 155 passengers along with seven crew members (two pilots, four flight attendants and one engineer).

The passengers comprise one Singaporean, one Malaysian, one British, three South Koreans and 149 Indonesians, while the crew consists of six Indonesians and one French (the co-pilot). See the full manifest here.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) confirmed that the Singaporean on board the missing flight is a two year-old girl travelling with her father, the British national.

A Changi Airport staff holds up a sign to direct possible next-of-kins of passengers of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, at Changi Airport in Singapore December ... more 

QZ8501 lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control at 7:55am local time, 42 minutes after departure and an hour before it was scheduled to land in Singapore.

Reuters reports that the aircraft was between the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pandan and the town of Pontianak, in West Kalimantan on Borneo island, when it went missing without a distress signal.
The plane was on the submitted flight plan route before it asked for permission to deviate to avoid "bad weather" described by officials as dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning.

"The plane requested to the air traffic control to fly to the left side which was approved, but their request to fly to 38,000 feet level from 32,000 feet could not be approved at that time due to a traffic, there was a flight above, and five minutes later the flight disappeared from radar," said an Indonesian air transport official.

Map locating the scheduled flight AirAsia QZ8501, which went missing on Sunday morningMap locating the scheduled flight AirAsia QZ8501, which went missing on Sunday morning

The captain in command had a substantial total of 6,100 flying hours and the first officer a total of 2,275 flying hours, said AirAsia, adding that the jet underwent its last scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014.
Air Asia chief Tony Fernandes confirmed the plane had been given the all-clear by aviation technicians, was in "good condition" and "has never had any problems whatsoever".
Indonesia responded by dispatching seven aircrafts, four navy ships and six boats from its search and rescue agency. It has also received offers of support from Australia, Singapore, Britain, South Korea and Malaysia so far.

A C130 plane was deployed by the Republic of Singapore Air Force in the afternoon, with another of its aircraft due to join the search on Monday morning along with four vessels from the Republic of Singapore Navy.

In a statement late Sunday afternoon, the CAAS said that the next-of-kin of the Singaporean on board were contacted and were at the Changi Airport Relatives Holding Area (RHA).
"They are being provided with all necessary assistance and support," CAAS said. "Assistance and support are likewise being provided to the relatives and friends of affected passengers who are at the RHA."

According to the Changi Airport Group, as of 6:30pm on Sunday, 47 relatives and friends of 57 passengers on board the missing flight have registered at the holding area.

"Help and support are being provided to them at the RHA by 36 Changi Airport Group (CAG) care officers and four counsellors from the Ministry of Social and Famiy Development," it said, adding that other staff from AirAsia, airport partners and officials from the Indonesia embassy in Singapore were also assisting.
According to Airbus, the missing A320-200 is a twin-engine single-aisle aircraft seating up to 180 passengers in a single-class configuration.
It was registered as PK-AXC and was delivered to AirAsia from the production line in October 2008. Powered by CFM 56-5B engines, it had accumulated approximately 23,000 flight hours in some 13,600 flights.

Airbus said it would provide full assistance to authorities in charge of the investigation.
AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801.
AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website at
(Correction: This article initially identified the aircraft as an A380. It is an A320.)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Heeere We Go Again...

To be sure, this is geting tiring to report. Nonetheless, that's what I do. So, as the saying goes: "Heeere we go again."
-Daniel aka Obsidian

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

UFO on Apollo 15 Mission?...

Though this is indeed old information, I thought i'd just post it, to let you check it out & decide...
-Daniel aka Obsidian

Monday, December 22, 2014


All i can say is paybacks is a bitch...

North Korea's internet is having serious problems

North Korea is having serious connectivity issues this morning, North Korea Tech reports. The country has extremely limited web infrastructure to begin with, but reports from Dyn indicate the country's infrastructure has suffered a series of major outages over the past 24 hours. As a result, anyone at a North Korean IP would have found it nearly impossible to connect to the web. "I haven’t seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in KP before," said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at Dyn Research, told North Korea Tech. "Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are absorbing some sort of attack presently." The premise is particularly relevant given recent statements by President Obama, which promised a "proportional response" to the recent attack on Sony.

If the outage is in fact the result of a US attack, it would represent a wholesale attack on a country's access to the internet, setting a dangerous precedent of retaliation against targeted attacks. Access to the web in North Korea is generally restricted to military or government uses, so the downtime would have no effect on the average citizen, but the precedent could be used to justify far more destructive denial-of-service attacks. Still, it's just as plausible that the downtime is the result of internal North Korean operations or simple infrastructure problems. Until more evidence surfaces, it's difficult to say for sure.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sometimes you just feel like it...

I had to share this one, because I know you all felt like this before. Lol!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

1/2 A Century!...

I know this is a little late-because I've been quite busy, lately-but I want to thanx you ALL for celebrating my 50th birthday, Sat @ the Broadway Dive bar. It was a great & memorable time. Thanx a bunch & hope to see you in 2015!
-Daniel aka Obsidian

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pays to mind your own business...

This is great footage of a Russian professional mixed martial artist defending his wife from a bunch of Russian punks thugs. Check it out!
-Daniel aka Obsidian

Friday, November 21, 2014

Are We Next?...

Physicist Claims Evidence Ancient Nuclear Explosions Ended Life On Mars

Brandenburg believes nuclear events wiped out all life on Mars.

A plasma physicist is advancing a theory in which he claims to have evidence of two ancient nuclear explosions on Mars, events that he believes wiped out an ancient civilization on the red planet.

According to the Daily Mail, Dr. John Brandenburg is set to present his theory at the 2014 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physical Society in Illinois, which will be held this Saturday. His lecture, Evidence of Massive Thermonuclear Explosions in Mars Past, The Cydonian Hypothesis, and Fermi’s Paradox, will examine the theory, which he also advances in a paper set to be published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle physics.

“Given the large amount of nuclear isotopes in Mars atmosphere resembling those from hydrogen bomb tests on Earth, Mars may present an example of civilization wiped out by a nuclear attack from space,” he wrote.

Brandenburg’s research centers around a high concentration of Xenon-129 in the atmosphere of Mars, as well as an abundance of Uranium and Thorium on the planet’s surface, as Vice notes. He claims that Mars was the site of several “massive radiological events,” which were responsible for the current concentrations of radioactive elements.
“This pattern of phenomenon can be explained as due to two large anomalous nuclear explosions on Mars in the past.”
Brandenburg, who holds a degree from UC Davis, has previously claimed that Mars was once home to two ancient civilizations, known as Cydonia and Utopia, which possessed a level of technology similar to that of the ancient Egyptians.

“Analysis of new images from Odyssey, MRO and Mars Express orbiters now show strong evidence of eroded archeological objects at these sites,” he wrote. “Taken together, the data requires that the hypothesis of Mars as the site of an ancient planetary nuclear massacre, must now be considered.”

Observers have long claimed to see evidence of ancient civilizations in photos sent back by rovers on the surface of Mars, as the Inquisitr has previously noted. Brandenburg asserts that the infamous “face on Mars,” which was found in the Cydoina region, is an artifact from an ancient alien race.

Brandenburg also believes that his theory could explain the Fermi Paradox, which questions why humanity has yet to contact alien life, despite the mathematically high probability of its existence. Warning that mankind should be wary of such an attack on our own planet, he advocates a manned mission to Mars in order to study any remaining evidence.

The upcoming book Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre is authored by Brandenburg and further details his theories.

[Image: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, via Vice]

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On a More Positive Scientific Note...

CERN scientists discover 2 new subatomic particles

Associated Press
GENEVA (AP) — Scientists at the world's largest smasher said Wednesday they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.
An experiment using the European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron Collider found the new particles, which were predicted to exist, and are both baryons made from three quarks bound together by a strong force.

In a statement Wednesday, officials at the lab known by its French acronym CERN announced the discovery, which could shed more light on how things work beyond the "Standard Model" physics theory explaining the basic building blocks of matter. The results also were submitted to the publication Physical Review Letters.

"Nature was kind and gave us two particles for the price of one," said one of the CERN collaborators, Matthew Charles, of the CNRS's LPNHE laboratory at Paris VI University.

The new particles are more than six times as massive as the protons that scientists have been deliberately crashing into each other in a 17-mile (27-kilometer) tunnel on the Swiss-French border near Geneva to see what they can discover about the makeup of the universe and its tiniest particles.

The heavier weight of the two particles is due in part to their "spins" in opposite directions which is "an exciting result," said Steven Blusk of Syracuse University in New York.

CERN-based physicist Patrick Koppenburg said the study, using data taken during 2011 and 2012, could help differentiate between Standard Model effects and "anything new or unexpected in the future."

Teams of thousands of CERN scientists also used the state-of-the-art particle accelerator to discover the subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson, without which particles wouldn't hold together and there would be no matter. The discovery helped Peter Higgs win the Nobel Prize by proving his theories right.

-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Incredible Explosion Over Russian Sky...

I don't think this is a laughing matter (not that anyone is laughing) but in a nuclear age, when relationships between Russia & America are @ their all-time lowest, since the beginning of the cold war...we have this spectacular explosion over Russia's sky...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trouble in the Skies of Europe...

i don't think we can afford to ignore this report, people...

NATO reports 'large scale' Russian air activity in European airspace

Brussels (AFP) - NATO said Wednesday it had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days.
"These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace," NATO said.

The planes, which included strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft, were detected over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday, it said.
NATO allies sent up aircraft to intercept and identify the Russian planes which were continually tracked on the ground as well, it said in a report from its SHAPE military headquarters in Mons, western Belgium.

The report made no mention of the Ukraine crisis nor linked the increased activity to it.
However, Russia's intervention in Ukraine, which NATO has said constitutes the most serious threat to US-Europe security since the Cold War, has sent tensions soaring.

NATO's eastern members, many of them such as Poland and the Baltic states once ruled from Moscow, have been particularly nervous and the US-led alliance has put in place additional aircraft and personnel on a rotating basis to reassure them.

At a summit last month, the 28 NATO leaders agreed the alliance would have to step up its readiness levels in response.

Russia's intervention and the speed with which it was able to bring military pressure to bear on Kiev in support of pro-Moscow rebels in the east surprised many and badly rattled countries on NATO's eastern flank.

- Sharp increase in NATO intercepts -

In a breakdown of the incidents, NATO said that in the early hours Wednesday, eight Russian aircraft -- four TU-95 strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, and four tankers -- were detected over the North Sea, flying in international airspace.

Four Norwegian F-16 fighters were sent up to intercept them.

Six of the aircraft then turned back towards Russia while two TU-95s continued over the North Sea, with British Typhoon fighters called in.

The two planes then flew down into the Atlantic, where Portuguese F-16s picked them up.
The two bombers subsequently turned around, flying west of Britain, apparently heading back to Russia, it said.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday afternoon, a mixed force of at least seven Russian warplanes were intercepted over the Baltic Sea, while another two TU-95s and two Su-27 Flanker fighters were intercepted by Turkish fighters over the Black Sea.

On Tuesday, another seven Russian planes flew over the Gulf of Finland and Baltic Sea where they were intercepted by German Typhoon fighters, deployed as part of NATO's support efforts for its eastern allies.

In this case, the Russian aircraft had filed a flight plan with air traffic control authorities, were using transponders, but did not maintain radio contact with civilian air traffic control.

Unannounced flights "pose a potential risk to civil aviation... (as) civilian air traffic control cannot detect these aircraft nor ensure there is no interference with civilian air traffic," it said.

NATO said there had been more than 100 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014 to date, about three times more than in 2013.

"Scrambles and intercepts are standard procedure when an unknown aircraft approaches NATO airspace," it said.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latest NASA UFO Footage...

It almost make you wonder what the mainstream media is up to...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry in Court...

What goes around come around!

Friday, October 10, 2014

International Space Station Stalked by UFO?

@ this point i just have to yarn...Yahoo News is flooding the internet with these incredible stories!

Possible Ancient Statue of Former Ruler on Mars?

Is this a possible picture, taken by the Mars Rover, of an ancient Statue dedicated to a former ruler of the red planet? I'll let you be the one to decide. Check it out anyway!

Monday, October 06, 2014

You Just Can't Make This Kind of Stuff Up!

Guess what? Heeeeere we go again! (& one would think that i'm scouring the news for reports like this. but such is not the case. Reports like this are in plain sight. This particular one's straight from Yahoo news). You think they've gone tabloid? I think not! -Obsidian

Thursday, October 02, 2014

About the Berry...

"I'm your huckleberry"
 19th century slang which was popularized more recently by the movie Tombstone. Means "I'm the man you're looking for". Nowdays it's usually used as a response to a threat or challenge, as in the movie.
"Who thinks they can beat me?"
"I'm your huckleberry."

The etymology of the phrase is traced back to Aurthurian Lore. Huckleberry Garlands were said to be given to Knights of the Kingdom for coming to the service of a damsel. They would approach the lady, lower their lance, and receive the small branch as a symbol of gratitude; much like a medal.

Therefore, "I'm Your Huckleberry" literally means "I'm your Hero."
In current adaptaions, in reference to the movie Tombstone, it means "I'm your man." as an affirmative response to a challenge.

And if anyone disagree with this information: I'll be YOUR Huckleberry!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

UFO Over Chinese Portestors...

Get used to this kind of reporting from the main stream, watch dog, media. Remember the days when these types of reports where greeted with an almost visceral response from the media. Well, it looks like times R a changing, doensn't it?

In truth, the media is trying to prep you for future, more startling "announcements" of such discoveries. It has to make one wonder why.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Linda Moulton Howe & Dolce...

It's always good to keep an ear open for the radio program, "Coast to Coast." This one is about the researcher, Linda Moulton Howe and her uncovering details about a secret area called Dolce. Well, check it out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NASAs Latest UFO Sighting...

NASA's latet UFO flap-check it out!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Is this Video Real or Not?...

Though this is one of the older examples of what astronaunts have been seeing whenever they go out of Earth's orbit, I think this is a good video to whet any nay-sayer's appetite for the subject of UFOs.

A Farewell to the Captain...

I had 2 share this Deek Jeter commerial with everyone.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Keep an Eye Open...

Ok, folks: This is the latest report on the Ebola epidemic. It makes one wonder, what can we expect here in the good ole USA...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Speak Your Mind!...

 "Paul's letters are demanding and forceful, but in person he is weak, and his speeches are worthless!"
-2 Corinthians 10:10
 (Sometimes it's the effect of what we say that matters the most)

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Coming Ebola Virus...

Keep your vibratons up, folks. Remember the power of positive thinking!

Monday, September 08, 2014

So long NFL Chump!...

In case you haven't heard, NFL's Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice has just been released from the team & suspended from football indefinitely by the league, for punching out his then fiance in the hotel elevator in Vegas, last year & trying to pawn it off as if she had just gotten drunk & fell down.

Ray Rice, you're a big-ass-loser: No more football for you, chump!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

@ Track 187...

I was @ Ronnie Norpel's Track 187 last night & the poet George Wallace rocked that house!

Monday, August 18, 2014

A farewell on my Left & my Right...

I am grateful to Thomas Fucalaro for finding & sharing this classic pic on FB. Yeah, i'm truly missing these 2 incredible poets & human/extraordinaires!

Monday, August 04, 2014

Space the Final Frontier...

Japan to launch military space force: report
9 hours ago
A Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory
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A Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard blasts off from the launching pad at Tanegashima Space Center on the Japanese southwestern island of Tanegashima, about 1,000km (621 miles) southwest of Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo early February 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Kyodo)
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said.
The move is aimed at strengthening Japan-US cooperation in space, and comes after the countries pledged to boost joint work on monitoring space debris, Kyodo news agency said Sunday.
Japan would provide the US military with information obtained by the force as part of the joint bid to strengthen ties in space, the so-called "fourth battlefield", Kyodo said, citing unnamed sources.
Japan's defence ministry is looking at creating the new force using personnel from the Air Self-Defence Force, the country's air force, it added.
The unit would acquire radar and telescope facilities, jointly with the science ministry and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, to run its observatory operations, Kyodo said.
Thousands of pieces of debris -- including old satellites as well as pieces of rockets and other space equipment -- are orbiting the Earth and threaten to collide with functioning communications and reconnaissance satellites.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back like a Rash...

Ok, folks. It looks like Obsidian & Hobobob are back at it again. We’ll be dropping by the poetry scene to do a long-awaited double feature at the lovely Ronnie Norpel’s Track 187 Culture Clash-Warhol Flashback Birthday Bash!
The location will be: The West End (Bar) 955 West End Avenue, New York, NY
The date will be: Wednesday August 6th. The Show is from 6-9pm.
So cancel all your appointments and dates and come on over & let us regale you one more time! We look forward to seeing you there.
-Obsidian & Hobobob

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Skies are not Safe...

What's the deal with these (pardon me, if you will) Asian airlines, theses days?

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead
Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead: Rescue workers work next to the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and a transport minister said dozens of people were trapped and feared dead.AP Photo: Wong Yao-wen
Rescue workers work next to the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and a transport minister said dozens of people were trapped and feared dead.
AP2 hr ago By Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.
Another 11 people were injured when the ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways crashed on Penghu, an island in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted as saying by the government's Central News Agency. The plane was arriving from Kaohsiung, a city in southern Taiwan.
Typhoon hits Taiwan, 47 people killed in plane crash
Typhoon hits Taiwan, 47 people killed in plane crash
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The twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while making a second landing attempt with a total of 58 passengers and crew members aboard, according to Yeh.
President Ma Ying-jeou called it "a very sad day in the history of Taiwanese aviation" and ordered authorities to quickly clarify the details, said a spokesman for his office, Ma Wei-kuo, the news agency reported.
The plane crashed in the village of Xixi outside the airport. Photos in local media showed firefighters using flashlights to look at wreckage in the darkness, and buildings and cars damaged by debris.
About 200 military personnel were sent to help recover the people who were on the plane, Taiwanese Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Luo Shou-he said, according to the Central News Agency.
The ministry said military vehicles and ambulances were rushing people to hospitals and an air force rescue team was on standby to transfer survivors to Taiwan's main island if needed for treatment, the agency reported.
Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.AP Photo: Wong Yao-wen
Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
The flight left Kaohsiung at 4:53 p.m. for Magong on Penghu, according to the head of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, Jean Shen. The plane lost contact with the tower at 7:06 p.m. after saying it would make a second landing attempt.
Visibility as the plane approached was 1,600 meters (one mile), which met standards for landing, and two flights had landed before GE222, one at 5:34 p.m. and the other at 6:57 p.m., the aviation agency reported. Shen said the plane was 14 years old.
But the Central News Agency, citing the county fire department, said it appeared heavy rain reduced visibility and the pilot was forced to pull up and make the second landing attempt. The news agency had earlier quoted a local fire chief as saying 51 people had been killed.
Taiwan was battered by Typhoon Matmo overnight Tuesday, and the Central Weather Bureau warned of heavy rain Wednesday evening, even after the center of the storm had moved west to mainland China.
TransAsia Airways' general manager, Hsu Yi-Tsung, bowed deeply before reporters and tearfully apologized for the accident, the Central News Agency said.
Hsu said the carrier was arranging to take the relatives of passengers on the flight to Magong on Thursday morning and that it would spare no effort in the rescue and in handling the aftermath, the report said.
Taiwan's last major aviation disaster also was near Penghu. A China Airlines Boeing 747 broke apart in midair in 2002 and crashed into the Taiwan Strait, killing all 225 people aboard.
In October 2013, a Lao Airlines ATR-72 crashed during a heavy storm as it approached Pakse Airport in southern Laos, killing all 49 people on board.
Plane crash kills 51: Map locates Magong City, Taiwan.Bing Maps