Friday, January 27, 2012

Damn Interesting : The Remains Of Dr. Bass - Not For The Squeamish !

Under normal circumstances, one would expect a wandering throng of students to demonstrate animated displeasure upon encountering a human corpse in the woods; particularly a corpse as fragrant and festering as that which was found on an August afternoon in Knoxville, Tennessee. From a short distance the male figure almost appeared to be napping among the hummingbirds and squirrels, draped as he was over the pebbled ground. But something about his peculiar pose evoked a sense of grim finality– the body language of the deceased.

The students knelt alongside the slumped form, seemingly untroubled by the acrid, syrupy tang of human decay which hung in the air. They remarked on the amount of decomposition that had become evident since their last visit, such as the sloughed skin and distended midsection. The insects which feasted upon the decommissioned man were of specific interest, prompting a number of photographs and note-jottings. After surveying the scene to their satisfaction, the students strolled across the glade to examine a considerably more decayed corpse in the trunk of an abandoned car. Their lack of alarm wasn’t altogether surprising, for they were part of the organization responsible for dumping these corpses– along with dozens more– throughout the otherwise serene forest. They were forensic anthropology students from the University of Tennessee....read more

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-remains-of-doctor-bass/

Thursday, January 26, 2012

#SallyMorgan EXPOSED As A Fraudster - An Evil Woman Who Preys On The Gullible AND Lonely



#SallyMorgan #Charlatan - Makes A Gaffe ! People Laugh But Bear In Mind This Fraudster Charges 40 Euro Per Person

#SallyMorgan Denies FRAUD And Invites You To Question Her BUT If You Do She Removes Your Posts From Facebook!

Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin

I would like to address the recent allegations made towards me regarding my show at the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin.


All my life I have run the gauntlet of cynic and sceptics, many are genuine people that are intrigued or unsure but there are also people that point blank would never allow themselves to understand what I do. Because of the work that I do I have to live with such accusation of being a “fraud” or a “con artist” on a daily basis however this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t upset me.


My live shows are very expressive and for this reason I have always used a head microphone instead of using a hand held microphone. The head-mic runs from my ear, down my back and into a radio pack. This head-mic is for sound to go out to the audience not the other way around, it is impossible for me to hear through this.


I left my show at the Grand Canal Theatre feeling on top of the world. I felt it was a fantastic show and over 700 people waited behind to meet me at the end. I was completely unaware that two young lads Stuart McKeown and Mick Skelly, who are employed by the theatre as technicians had been accused of feeding me information.


Apparently during the second half of the show, a window from the production room was open and audience members with their back to them could hear them talking.


An usherette quickly diffused the situation and asked them to close the window but someone construed that these two people were telling me what to say.


I have never met these two boys before in my life and more importantly, they have nothing to do with my show. I have no communication with them and there is no way they would have been able to talk to me when I was on stage.


I have also been informed of another theory that staff at the theatre were going around the audience digging for information.




To think that everyone involved at the theatre’s I perform in are involved in a big conspiracy is ludicrous. Firstly where would I store all this information in my head, my work is instant. When I get a thought about a person, which I call a message, it is completely spontaneous.


It is unfortunate that with my work, when you are accurate it stirs in some people the need to prove that it isn’t accurate. People wonder “where am I getting it from” and for many they would only ever understand if t could be explained scientifically.


The work that I do opens up so many possibilities for us but there are many people that are closed off to these. I understand this, I ask questions about what I do every day.


I am very aware that the work that I do isn’t for everyone.


I try to make my shows entertaining for the audience and always ensure that there is plenty of laughter as well as the tears that often come. I totally respect cynics and sceptics as if we don’t ask questions we don’t get answers however my aim is not to convert anyone but just to enable people to witness how we can make a connection with our loved ones in spirit.


I have received many letters of encouragement and support of my work and this inspires me to continue what I do.


I hope this statement puts to rest these accusations and I look forward to coming back to the Grand Canal Theatre in March 2012.

http://www.sallymorgan.tv/grand-canal-theatre-dublin/

http://thedisclosureproject-steelmagnolia.blogspot.com/2012/01/sallymorgan-on-facebook-dont-dare-to.html

#SallyMorgan - And Her Gullible Followers

#SallyMorgan On #Facebook - Don't Dare To Question She Will Remove Your Posts!

Re: Psychic Sally Morgan caught!??

 
I have just been blocked from the Sally Morgan Public Figure page (the one with 4,300 odd fans) for no reason whatsoever, other than posting articles from The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Independent about her accusations of fraud. Freedom of Speech anyone?? Please can you speak up for those of us who dare to challenge her by clicking 'like' on her page and commenting on the facts she is now so desperately trying to have moderated or deleted. https://www.facebook.com/sallymorgantv

All my comments over the past week have been removed. They were all polite and reasonable, they simply put forward a view that she and her gullible fans didn't like.

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/paranormal/psychic-sally-morgan-caught-t25494-20.html

#SallyMorgan #CrystalBalls - What's That I Can Smell ? Sheep - Cows ? No I Know What It is It's Bullshit !

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Incidentally, following on from previous post, I just checked out psychic Sally Morgan's amazing video of her identifying, while blindfolded, the famous owner of a jacket at the Hard Rock Cafe London "vault" (where they keep several prized rock and roll relics: jackets, guitars, etc.). Sally fondles the jacket and gradually figures out - he's was an artist, he's dead. "I am seeing Paul McCartney." "I can see the Dakota building in New York - it's John Lennon!"

Even Sally is amazed at her astonishing ability. "Isn't that unbelievable? I can't believe I've done that!"...read more

http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/2008/06/sally-morgan-more-bullshit.html

#SallyMorgan How #CrystalBalls Fits Her 'Predictions'

Open quoteI SAID, 'Oh my God!' And Fiona said, 'Sally, what is it?' 'Oh my God,' I repeated. 'I really don't like what I'm seeing here.'
'What? What is it?' 'The Queen's going to die. She's going to die in a car accident.'

I could see a car. Blackness seeming to crowd in on it. I wasn't able to make out the car, just the darkness of its colour. And there was a body.


Visions ... psychic Sally Morgan
Visions ... psychic Sally Morgan

My hands flew to my mouth. 'Oh my God, Fiona,' I repeated. 'I can see them. They're pulling a body out of a car.' I saw the body of a woman on the ground. '... on a road . ...'

Her feet remained in the car. Now I could feel a thumping against my own chest.

In the vision I saw figures crowding around the prone body of the person — it was the Queen; somehow, I knew it to be the Queen.

They were trying to resuscitate her. 'It's very dark,' I said to Fiona. 'I feel like I'm in a tunnel and, oh my goodness me, the next week the Queen Mother dies.'

Fiona was staring at me. 'What? The Queen dies and the Queen Mother dies?'
'Yes,' I insisted. 'It's a week later. I can see her funeral. First the Queen, then the Queen Mother.'

Fiona (an aide of Princess Diana whose name has been changed) took the tape of our conversation to Kensington Palace and I suppose the Princess must have listened to it.


I virtually forgot all about it, and the reading. Then, on August 31, 1997, a prediction I barely remembered came horribly true.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/royals/1799599/Princess-Dianas-psychic-Sally-Morgan-tells-her-story-in-The-Sun.html

Footnote:  It was no secret that Diana had told many people that the Establishment wanted to bump her off. It was also no secret that Diana said they will blow me up in a helicopter or  do something to my car. One cannot help but wonder now if this charlaton, manipulated Diana at a  very vulnerable stage in her life, she was certainly trying to control her thoughts as we can see in this article by The SUN. The question must now remain did Diana write a letter claiming Charles was planning an 'accident'  in her car AFTER listening to the TAPED ramblings of Sally Morgan? 


#SallyMorgan : Is #CrystalBalls A Fraud ?



#SallyMorgan Earpiece #FAIL - She Mistook Toes For TOAST !!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1z2X_442Ms

Opinion On Crystall Balls

She is a heartless, money-grabbing cow who prays on grieving people...Not idiots. The only thing her victims are guilty of is being so desperate to speak to their beloved mother/father/friend again that they don't care if anything she says is wrong. And this cheap circus freak doesn't mind one bit that she is lying to a distraught mother who needs to know that her little girl who died of cancer isn't suffering anymore...As long as her pockets are full. SHE'S the only person we need to hate.

#SallyMorgan #CrystalBalls Removing Her Earpiece - The Dead Must Shout !



#Guardian #SallyMorgan Ol'e #CrystalBalls In Action - Hearing Voices From The Other Side (via a hidden earpiece)

Evidence 'Britain's best-loved psychic' Sally Morgan may not be all she seems is unlikely to deter her fans, writes Chris French
British 'psychic' Sally Morgan, star of Psychic Sally on the Road. Photograph: PR
According to her website, Sally Morgan is "Britain's best-loved psychic". She is certainly a very successful psychic – she has just released her third book and is currently filming the third series of Psychic Sally on the Road for Sky LIVING.

But an incident that took place a few days ago may cause a few of her fans to wonder whether Morgan is deserving of their adoration. Could it be that, like so many self-professed psychic superstars in the past, Morgan is nothing more than a self-serving con artist?

Let me describe what happened so that you can make up your own mind.

On Monday 12 September, a caller named Sue phoned the Liveline show on RTÉ Radio 1, an Irish radio station.

Sue said that she had attended Morgan's show the previous night at the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin and had been impressed by the accuracy of the readings she made in the first half of the show.

But then something odd happened.

Sue was sitting in the back row on the fourth level of the theatre and there was a small room behind her ("like a projection room") with a window open.

Sue and her companions became aware of a man's voice and "everything that the man was saying, the psychic was saying it 10 seconds later."

Sue believes, not unreasonably, that the man was feeding information to Sally through an earpiece attached to her microphone.

For example, the voice would say something like "David, pain in the back, passed quickly" and a few seconds later Sally would claim to have the spirit of a "David" on stage who – you'll never guess – suffered from back pain and passed quickly.


A member of staff realised that several people near the back of the theatre were aware of the mystery voice and the window was gently closed. The voice was not heard again...


Sue speculated, again not unreasonably given the history of psychic frauds, that the man was feeding Sally information that had been gathered by engaging members of the audience in conversation in the foyer before the show began.

This is a technique widely used by psychic fraudsters, as audience members will naturally discuss with each other who they are hoping to hear from "on the other side", how their loved one died, and so on.

Subsequent callers to the radio programme supported Sue's account.

The theatre's general manager, Stephen Faloon, claimed that the voice heard by the audience was actually the voices of two members of staff working for the theatre, not someone supplying information to Sally.

Sally Morgan Enterprises also denied that the medium was being fed information during the show.

This episode is reminiscent of the exposure of faith healer Peter Popoff by James Randi in 1986.

Popoff would wow his audiences by giving specific and accurate details of their medical problems before claiming to cure them with his divine powers. This information was, according to Popoff, provided to him directly by God. It was certainly an effective technique, as at this time Popoff was raking in around $4m per month (tax-free) from his poor, sick and uneducated followers.

Randi, with the assistance of investigator Alexander Jason, convincingly demonstrated that Popoff was actually receiving the "divine" information from his wife via a hearing aid.

Following his exposure on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Popoff declared bankruptcy in 1987.

In a more rational world, that would have been the end of Popoff's career as a faith healer. Sadly, we do not live in a rational world. Popoff is back, earning more than ever by fleecing his flock using exactly the same techniques that Randi exposed, plus a few new ones, such as the sale of "Miracle Spring Water".

According to ABC News, Popoff's ministry received more than $9.6m in 2003 and more than $23m in 2005. In that year, Popoff paid himself and his wife a combined total of almost a million dollars (not to mention two of his children receiving more than $180,000 each).

Since the heyday of mediumship during the Victorian era, exposure as frauds has typically done little to diminish the popularity of alleged psychics in the eyes of their followers.

It is important to realise that many self-professed psychics, possibly the majority, are sincere in their beliefs that they possess a "gift".

Such practitioners are probably unintentionally using some of the same techniques used by so-called cold readers to convince themselves and their sitters that they are tapping into some paranormal source of information.

Because the cold reading technique is not being exploited deliberately and systematically, such readings are usually unimpressive to anyone except hardcore believers.

But con artists can use cold reading to convince complete strangers that they know all about them.

It relies on the clever use of language, careful observation, intelligent guesswork, and the production of vague and ambiguous statements that the sitter interprets (and remembers) as being more specific than they actually were.

In a skilled practitioner, cold reading can produce much more impressive results than the rather amateurish readings produced by most psychics.

Even cold reading has its limits though.

If a psychic reading is full of very specific and accurate details, produced on the basis of very limited interaction with the sitter (as in Popoff's case), it is more likely to be the result of "hot reading" – information collected prior to the start of the reading.

While the activities of performers like Popoff, who deliberately and knowingly exploit their vulnerable followers and are motivated by nothing more than personal greed, would be condemned as immoral by most reasonable people, the moral issues are not quite so cut-and-dried when it comes to deluded but sincere psychics who may not even charge for their services.

The fact is that many bereaved people are comforted to receive "evidence" that their loved ones are waiting for them "on the other side".

Some may feel that even if Morgan is deliberately conning her audience with fraudulent techniques, this is outweighed by the comfort that she brings.

However, given that tickets for her sell-out Dublin show cost €40 each and there were reportedly brisk sales for her books and DVDs, this appears not to be her only motivation.

Phone-in caller Sue, who believed that Morgan had psychic powers before her experience at the theatre, described herself as being "totally disappointed" and insisted that she would not be attending such shows again.

Maybe some of her friends and others sitting near her that evening will follow suit.

Sadly, however, history suggests that most of Sally's followers will continue to adore her and pay the high prices demanded to see her in action.

Chris French is a professor of psychology at Goldsmiths where he heads the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit. He edits the The Skeptic


http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/20/psychic-sally-morgan-hears-voices

ALLEGED Psychic #SallyMorgan Will Be Forever Known As Crystal Balls !

TV psychic Sally Morgan is demanding damages of £150,000 from Associated Newspapers over a Daily Mail story accusing her of scamming a vulnerable audience.

The article, published on 22 September, was headlined: “What a load of crystal balls!”

It alleged Morgan pretended to have psychic powers when she was in fact simply repeating instructions from members of her team via a microphone and hidden earpiece, according to a writ lodge at the High Court.

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=48632&c=1

Alleged Psychic #SallyMorgan Threatens Libel

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I am currently at Beyond The Veil, at which claims of being able to communicate with dead are being subjected to critical scrutiny. I just noticed that Jack of Kent reports...Sally Morgan, the stage "psychic", is bringing a libel claim.

This was announced on Friday by Atkins Thomson, a London law firm experienced in media law matters. Given this experience, one must presume that her decision to bring a claim has not been made lightly, and that she is fully aware the reputational damage that can result from a misconceived libel claim.


The lawyers' statement is not very informative:

"Sally Morgan instructs Atkins Thomson to commence libel action in relation [to] various articles in the press."...read more



http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/2012/01/sally-morgan-threatens-libel.html

ALLEGED Psychic :#SallyMorgan's #CrystalBalls


http://slsingh.posterous.com/sally-morgans-lawyer-sends-me-an-email


Part 1: Sally Morgan’s lawyer sends me an email


After we announce the Psychic Sally Halloween Challenge ...
Sally’s lawyer sends me a heavy handed email.
He is not a happy bunny.

On Friday evening, I received an email from Sally Morgan’s solicitor, Graham Atkins of Atkins Thomson. He has “17 years experience in the legal aspects of the media, reputation management and branding industries”.

The email is headed STRICTLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL – NOT FOR PUBLICATION”.

However, having consulted with my friend and media lawyer Robert Dougans (Bryan Cave), I wanted to reply to Mr Atkins’ email and make both his email and my reply public. Here goes.
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Dear Mr Atkins.

I don't see why you are able to send me what I perceive to be a heavy handed legal email and then oblige me not to disclose this. I do not see anything in your email that is of a confidential nature. Indeed, your email contains matters that should be very public, e.g., I presume you want me to tell people that your client, hereafter referred to as "Sally", at the current time does not plan to attend the Psychic Sally Halloween Challenge on Monday.

Moreover, I see the contents of your email as a matter of public interest; Sally has a large business, which has a turnover of several million pounds each year, and her abilities are currently the subject of much discussion. Finally, I think the public should also be aware of the way in which Sally is using her solicitor to deal with those who write about her.
By publishing your email and my response, I hope that you, Sally and the public will better appreciate my position.

Your original email is in black italics, and my reply after each paragraph is in red.....the comments section are particularly amusing.

http://slsingh.posterous.com/sally-morgans-lawyer-sends-me-an-email

Saturday, January 21, 2012

#CostaConcordia :Most Of The Crew Were Entertainers Or Bartenders

The doomed Italian liner which capsized off the coast of Italy was less a ship than a seaborne version of a Las Vegas hotel and most of the 1,023-strong crew were there to run the bars, swimming pools, theatres and casino.

A mixed group of around 40 nationalities with Filipino and Peruvian waiters, English dancers and Spanish musicians, at least two thirds of the crew were aboard to entertain and take care of the passengers, heavily outnumbering qualified seamen.

On a normal quiet cruise around the Mediterranean, that may not be a problem, but it seems to have added to the chaos when the huge Costa Concordia ran aground off the island of Giglio.

“It seems from all the indications that the vast majority of the crew were the equivalent of hotel staff and not sufficiently trained in seamanship skills,” said John Dalby, chief executive with specialists Marine Risk Management (MRM).

When a loud bang was heard as passengers sat down to dinner on Friday night and the multi-storey super-liner began to list heavily, panic erupted and a babble of different languages among the multinational passengers and crew made the rescue more difficult.

“There was total confusion and then mounting panic as the ship tipped further on to its side,” said Mario Pellegrini, the deputy mayor of Giglio, who went out on a small boat to offer advice on the best way to get people on to the island.

“I found no officers on board, not only the captain but also no officers, and the rest of the personnel were all Asian and spoke no Italian and also very little English,” he said.

“They were very willing to help but also very agitated. It was very disorganised and left me with an awful impression.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/17/most-of-the-costa-concordias-crew-were-entertainers-or-bartenders-not-qualified-seamen/

 

#CostaConcrordia : Do You Believe Chaplain Raffaele Malana That The Captain Wept In His Arms OR Mitchells Version - The Captain Was Seen Fleeing The Scene In A Taxi ?

Costa Concordia rescuers still hopeful

Rescue workers searching the wreck of a luxury ship clutched onto glimmers of hope on Friday that they may still find survivors a week after the tragedy which left 32 people feared dead.

Relatives of those still missing from a stricken Italian cruise ship laid flowers on the sea at the scene as coast guard officials said there was still a slim possibility of finding trapped passengers in some parts of the ship.

And as more stories of bravery emerged from the disaster, the ship's chaplain said captain Francesco Schettino -- since reviled as an incompetent coward -- had 'cried like a baby' in his arms once on shore.

Operations resumed at sundown on Friday on part of the giant 17-deck Costa Concordia still above water after having been suspended hours earlier when the ship began slipping off a rocky ledge into the open sea.

'We hope there could still be people alive inside. If the search goes on, it means we still have hope,' said Cosimo Nicastro, a coast guard spokesman, told AFP as rescuers prepared to work through the night.

The search will focus on the third deck of the ship where the doomed luxury liner's lifeboats were. The liner will be monitored during the night and if is stable, divers would resume the underwater search at dawn on Saturday, he said.

The liner crashed into rocks off Giglio on the night of January 13 with 4,229 people from 60 countries on board and began to keel over just as passengers were settling down for supper at the start of their cruise.

The Italian cabinet on Friday declared a state of emergency for the island of Giglio, where there are fears that a potential spill from the ship's tanks filled with 2,380 tonnes of fuel oil could cause an environmental disaster.

The Tuscan archipelago where Giglio is located is Europe's biggest marine sanctuary and a popular holiday spot with pristine sandy beaches.

High waves in the Mediterranean had heightened fears that the 114,500-tonne ship, which is lying half-submerged on its side, could sink completely.

Eleven people have been confirmed dead in the tragedy so far including four French nationals, one Italian and a Spaniard among the passengers and two crew members -- a Peruvian waiter and a Hungarian violinist.

Three of the bodies recovered have not yet been identified.

Relatives of the 21 people still missing have travelled to Giglio and towns on the Italian mainland, clinging to the hope that their loved ones survived.

The mother, father and sister of a missing Peruvian waitress and the brother of an Indian waiter took a coastguard vessel out to the wreck and laid white and yellow flowers in the sea next to the shipwreck.

The mother of missing five-year-old Dayana Arlotti was also on the island, along with the relatives of a young French couple lost at sea.

More stories emerged, meanwhile, of crew members' bravery.

Giovanni Lazzarini, 30, an entertainer on the ship, said he had dressed up as Spiderman, Mister Incredible and even Wonder Woman 'to ease the fears of the children' after the ship crashed.

And Catholic chaplain Raffaele Malena told French magazine Famille Chretienne he had helped a child escape a stampede as passengers rushed for lifeboats. He also spoke of his emotional reunion onshore with Schettino.

'At around 2.30am I spoke to the captain. He embraced me and cried like a baby for about a quarter of an hour,' he said.

Schettino, who is being investigated for multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing a shipwreck, is currently under house arrest at his home on the Amalfi coast but has said he will appeal against the restriction.

He has denied Italian newspaper reports that he was joined on the bridge at one point by Domnica Cemortan, a 25-year-old Moldovan ballerina.

Fresh amateur video footage came to light on Friday, one showing a crew member misleading dozens of frightened passengers wearing life jackets by saying there was no alarm and they should return to their cabins.

Dutch company Smit Salvage meanwhile said it was ready to pump out the fuel in what is known as a 'hot-tapping' operation, but officials say that would require suspending the search on the ship.

'A large ship will arrive in the next few days which will begin to remove the oil,' said coast guard spokesman Nicastro, adding that it would take weeks to clear out the 23 fuel tanks aboard ship.

Experts say the Concordia is slipping off a rocky sea shelf at a rate of around a centimetre every hour towards the open sea.

The head of the vessel's owner, Costa Crociere, said in an interview that the company had been warned too late of the scale of the disaster, though Schettino has disputed their account.

Pier Luigi Foschi told Corriere della Sera that the first call from Schettino to Costa came at 2105 GMT (0805 AEDT) -- almost half an hour after the ship hit rocks that are well known to local inhabitants.

The announcement to evacuate the ship came 68 minutes after that call.


http://www.jdjournal.com/2012/01/20/captain-of-costa-concordia-called-taxi-after-leaving-ship/



It has been reported that the captain of the ship, Francesco Schettino, had walked away from the ship and hailed a taxi so he could get away from the disaster area. One witness, the deputy mayor of Giglio, Mario Pellegrini, said that he boarded the ship at 11 p.m. and saw no signs of the captain onboard.
Schettino is being investigated for manslaughter, causing a shipwreck, and abandoning ship by prosecutors. He is also being accused of leaving the ship before all of the 4,200 people onboard evacuated safely.

An attorney for Costa Cruises, Clarence Mitchell, said, “Mr (Pier Luigi) Foschi confirmed the captain had been approaching the island of Giglio to ‘make a salute’. The company says this (incident) was caused by an attempt by the captain to show the ship to the port. But there’s a criminal investigation going on and we’re not going to say anything that’s going to compromise that or the captain’s case.”

Friday, January 20, 2012

#Carnival #CostaConcordia: Shares Plummet As Spin Doctor Clarence Mitchell Tries To Frame The Captain !

Shares of Carnival (CCL), the Miami-based parent company of Costa Cruises, which owns the ship, were down 14.2% in morning trading Tuesday, the first U.S. trading day since the Friday night accident.

Carnival released details of the financial costs in a statement Monday, adding that it is "deeply saddened by this tragic event."

The company said it has insurance policies for both damage to the vessel and personal injury liability for third parties. But there is a $30 million deductible on the damage policy and $10 million deductible on the personal injury policy.
In addition, the loss of use of the ship will likely cost the company between $85 million and $95 million during its current fiscal year, which ends Nov. 30.

"The vessel is expected to be out of service for the remainder of our current fiscal year, if not longer," said the company. "In addition, the company anticipates other costs to the business that are not possible to determine at this time."

Shares of Carnival rival Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) were down 3.7% in morning trading on investor fears that the accident could hurt demand for all cruises.

Analysts from Susquehanna Financial downgraded both cruise operators on Tuesday, while JPMorgan downgraded only Carnival.

JPMorgan analyst Kevin Milota wrote that this accident comes at a particularly bad time for the cruise industry, since the peak sales period runs from January through March.

"While an event like this is extremely rare in the cruise industry, we do think this will have an impact on bookings in the immediate term, in particular for the cruises that have yet to be booked," Milota wrote. To top of page

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/17/markets/carnival/

http://thedisclosureproject-steelmagnolia.blogspot.com/2012/01/costaconcordia-captain-seen-drinking.html

#CostaConcordia Captain Seen Drinking With Mystery Woman

For those of you who are unaware that spin doctor Clarence Mitchell is PAID to lie and oblivious to the games people play with regards to the Mitchell/McCann farce this will all appear very foreign to you BUT stick around you will soon catch on. Once upon a time there was a woman drinking at a table, Nejoua Chekeya was a busty Gym Instructor... The spin has begun ....

7 #CostaConcordia Cruise Ship Theories AND Counting...

Article by Lyz Lenz who obviously does not know the reputation of spin doctor Clarence Mitchell fondly known as Dr.Death ,where there is Mitchell there is a cover-up. Had Lyz  followed the Madeleine McCann affair for the last almost five years she would know his ridiculous storylines fed to the media are nothing more than folklore. From the moment Mitchell climbed on board (no pun intended)  the stricken vessel as spokesman the spin began , the Captain slipped and fell in a lifeboat...yeah right!

Oh Lyz you have so much to learn !

http://blog.trutv.com/conspiracy/2012/01/7-costa-concordia-cruise-ship-conspiracies.html


http://onlyinamericablogging.blogspot.com/2012/01/clarence-mitchell-costa-concordia-spin.html

#Kickstarter :Documentary - The detention of migrants is a multi-billion dollar industry in America, one in which immigrants are traded like products and are for sale to the highest bidder - Spread The Word And Help Make A Difference

#Lloyds Banking Groups :Video - Whistleblower alleges widespread lawbreaking inside Lloyds Banking Group’s retail sales arm

Christopher Story Interview :The Perestroika Deception



The Cold War was not won by the West. Instead it was a multi-decade long deception strategy from Russian KGB to deceive the West and to defeat U.S. and their allies and to implement a totalitarian-like world government.

This is the overall thesis from the works of Anatoliy Golitsyn, the most important defector from KGB that escaped to US in 1961. He published two books where he explained in details the strategy and even made some "predictions" for the future of URSS and the Iron Curtain. The first one was called "New Lies For Old" and it was published in 1984. The second "Perestroika Deception" came in 1995.

His predictions were independently evaluated as been accurate by the rate of 99% 8in the nineties). He predicted the Fall of Berlin Wall, the coming of Mikhail Gorbachev into power and his policies "Glasnost" and "Perestroika".
Forget all you have been swallowing as "history". Democracy under the Iron Curtain was staged by KGB to work in the shadows.

Here I present two interviews (in two part each) from the English publisher Christopher Story, publisher of "Perestroika Deception" and other books like "Red Cocaine". William Macilhany interviewed Story in 1995 and 2003 on the subject of this deception strategy.

http://britishspoofreportingonmccanncase.blogspot.com/2012/01/christoper-story-murdered-other.html

http://britishspoofreportingonmccanncase.blogspot.com/2012/01/operations-of-dvd-dachau-against-main.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=facg5prt6uM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6A_VpB2u_o


http://whats-going-on-alex.blogspot.com/2010/08/christopher-story-death-confirmation-of.html

http://www.vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=80403

http://www.worldreports.org/news/169_operations_of_dvd_dachau_against_the_main_enemy

Thursday, January 19, 2012

#Iran : Costa #Concordia - Italian Cruise Ship Reported Torpedoed By Iranian Submarine

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers




A “flash” message received in the Kremlin today from the Northern Fleet Command, whose Russian Navy flotilla is in the Mediterranean Sea after having just left their Syrian port of call, reports that the anti-submarine ship Admiral Chabanenko has detected the firing of a torpedo having the “unmistakable signature” of one fired from a kilo-class submarine near Isola del Giglio a popular vacation island about 18 miles off the Italian Tuscan coast.

Within 10 minutes from the detection of this torpedo being fired, this “flash” message continues, a distress call was received from a cruise ship nearing the port of Isola del Giglio Costa named Costa Concordia [photo of sinking top left], and owned by owned by Genoa-based Costa Cruises, stating that it had been “attacked” and was in “immediate danger of capsizing.”

Reports from the London Telegraph about this attack state that the Costa Concordia’s passengers' dinner was interrupted by a loud boom around 8 pm local time” with an initial announcement claiming that the ship was suffering an electrical failure, ordering everyone onboard to don life-jackets, and appearing to confirm this “flash” message of it being an attack.

The Northern Fleet Command further states that after the initial distress call from Costa Concordia it was ordered by the US Naval Air Station Sigonella (located in Sicily and known as “The Hub of the Med”) to cease open broadcasts and, instead, use NATO encrypted communications only.

[Note: Due to past attacks on cruise liners carrying international passengers, all Western ships of this type are required to carry NATO encrypted radios.]

Most disturbing about this “flash” message, however, is its stating that the only known submarine currently suspected to be in the Mediterranean Sea is one, or possibly two, possessing kilo-class torpedoes belong to the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN).

Russian military analysts note that Iran has, indeed, previously stated its intentions to expand its naval forces reach into international waters with the Commander of Iran's Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari saying this past March they planned to expand their navy’s operational zone far beyond the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

In an 11 September 2008 report, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy said that in the two decades since the Iraqi imposed war on Iran, the Islamic Republic has excelled in naval capabilities and is able to wage unique asymmetric warfare against larger naval forces. 

According to the report, Iran's Navy has been transformed into a highly motivated, well-equipped, and well-financed force and is effectively in control of the world's oil lifeline, the Strait of Hormuz.”

Iranian naval leaders this past June, according to their state-run Fars News Agency, further stated that they now had a total of 11 submarines, which they said would be used to patrol the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman and that they would, also, send to distant waters such as the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.

To why Iran would attack innocent Western civilians Russian military analysts say is due to the “undeclared war being waged against the Iranians by the West that has killed a number of their top nuclear scientists, military troops and bystanders, including women and children.

The latest attack in this “undeclared war” came this past week when another Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated and that their Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said was committed by the abominable” and “cowardly intelligence services of the CIA and Mossad of the United States and Israel and that Iran is now reporting they have evidence to support.

Interesting to note is that within hours of these charges being leveled against the US by Iran’s Supreme Leader a number of top American intelligence officers leaked to the press that Israeli Mossad officers had posed as CIA agents and were recruiting for the Pakistani militant group Jundallah to carry out terror strikes in Iran, and as we can read, in part, as reported today by London’s Daily Mail News Service:

When President Bush heard that this was going on, he ‘went absolutely ballistic,’ one agent said.

After Barack Obama took office, the report claimed, he ‘drastically scaled back joint U.S.-Israel intelligence programs targeting Iran,’ despite Israel’s frequent propositions to carry out covert assassination missions against Iran’s nuclear programme.

One intelligence official told the magazine: ‘Israel is supposed to be working with us, not against us. If they want to shed blood, it would help a lot if it was their blood and not ours.’


‘It’s amazing what the Israelis thought they could get away with,’ a U.S. intelligence officer told Foreign Policy.”

So fearful has the US become about an Israeli attack on Iran, the New York times reported yesterday that President Obama opened a “clandestine communication” with Iran’s Supreme Leader warning that if the Straight of Hormuz was closed he would have no choice but use military force to reopen it.

The Wall Street Journal is further reporting that President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other top US officials have delivered a string of private messages to Israeli leaders warning about the dire consequences of a strike, but at the same time are reported to be “prepping” their Mideast facilities for an Israeli attack on Iran.

With embattled Nigeria, one of the biggest suppliers of oil to the United States, preparing to cease pumping oil on Sunday as it nears outright civil-war, and when coupled with the staggering withdrawal by foreigners of over $85 billion in US debt in the last 6 weeks alone, Russian economists warn that an attack on Iran would literally send the US and EU economies into a “death spiral” as the cost of petrol would reach nearly $15 a gallon.

So dire has this situation become the head of the Kremlin's Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, warned yesterday that There is a likelihood of military escalation of the conflict, towards which Israel is pushing the Americans.”

Also, speaking today at a press conference in Brussels, outgoing Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin warned against a NATO attack on Iran, saying that Russia would view any military attacks as a “direct threat to our security.”

Philip Giraldi, the former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) warned in his latest column, “What War With Iran Might Look Like,” that an attack by Iran, like the one suspected against the Costa Concordia would, indeed, be the spark that sets off World War III.

Unfortunately for the American people, who are not allowed to know these things by their propaganda media organs, the events described herein that they believe will have no affect on them couldn’t be more mistaken as the fires of this “last global war” will most surely affect us all.

One can only hope these people awaken from their long slumber before all is truly lost.

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1554.htm

#Carnival : Costa #Concordia - Cruis Lines Use Law And Contracts To Limit Liability

An Italian consumer and environmental group, Codacons, has announced that it is preparing a class-action lawsuit and that more than 70 passengers who were on board the ship that ran aground late Friday off the Tuscany coast have already signed on as plaintiffs. Other suits are sure to come.

Anyone trying to sue Costa Concodia’s corporate parent, Carnival Cruise Lines, though, will find that the company is stoutly protected by international law and by a carefully worded contract that passengers accept when they buy their tickets.

For its part, the company is heaping blame on the ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, calling the accident “human error” and contending that the captain diverted the ship from its authorized route. The company, based in Miami, did not respond to requests for comment for this article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/world/europe/cruise-lines-use-law-and-contracts-to-limit-liability.html?_r=2

CARNIVAL: Hanging The Captain out to dry ! We need to discover if this 'CAPTAIN' was qualified to steer that vessel in the first place.

Stricken Costa #Concordia - The PR Has Begun - Clarence Mitchell Who Assisted The Goverment Cover-up In The Death Of Madeleine McCann Has Started To Spin The Tragedy - First We Have The T Shirt NEXT It Will Be A Fund

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

#Carnival : Costa #Concordia - The Truth Needs To be Exposed

It has to be said. Someone has to get angry about this. And something needs to be done, not just about Captain Gutless, Francesco Schettino, the skipper of the ship he drove onto an Italian island, but also about the cruise line that allowed him to perpetrate this brand of arrogant stupidity.

Because, the more that comes out of the tragic case of the Costa Concordia, the more it is clear this was NOT the first time the ship had 'buzzed' the island of Giglio. And someone back at Costa HQ in Genoa knew about it, and did nothing.

Capt Gutless was given a tacit green light for his little manoeuvre on Friday night that has so far cost 11 innocent people their lives, with another 24 still missing.

And with the tenacity and courage the Italian authorities are so far showing in tackling this utter tragedy, I doubt they will stop at indicting just the captain (and his senior officer). The sad fact is, Costa is the toxic cruise line, a pariah in sea-going circles, who allowed criminal behaviour to carry on under their very noses; if not encouraged then certainly tolerated.

And that, in today's international age, will not go unnoticed.

There is still a lot more to come out about the sad circumstances of the Concordia. The whole nature of the evacuation needs to be investigated and detailed. There are sure to be stories of great heroism among many of the Costa crew, as well as the passengers.

There is no stain of moral bankruptcy to be levelled at the vast majority of the 1,000 crew members, who had to operate in the most extreme of circumstances. And the vast number of Costa staff worldwide will be equally appalled at the behaviour of Capt Gutless.

No, this level of sheer, dumbfounding stupidity occurs only at the top, with those who knew and allowed the rogue captain to operate with impunity.

And the forthcoming enquiry should have them in the dock as well as so-called 'Captain' Schettino.
 



http://timespentatsea.blogspot.com/2012/01/costa-toxic-cruise-line.html#!/2012/01/costa-toxic-cruise-line.html

Costa #Concordia -Captain #Schettino Audio (English Subtitules)



Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, was ordered by the coastguard to return to the stricken ship after claiming that the evacuation was almost complete when it had scarcely begun, according to this recording of what Italian newspaper say is a telephone conversation between the captain and the port authority