Apr 30, 2011

'CAMELOT' 1.5 - "Justice"


I didn't have much faith in this episode to begin with, but it slowly came together in a surprisingly pleasurable way that crystallized several things about Camelot and provided some much-needed glimpses at what the show's really all about. In particular, through the prism of justice, we learn that Morgan (Eva Green) is a shining example of the "old ways" (making allies by demonstrating she has the zero tolerance for criminals), while Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower) is promoting a very modern judicial system that involves patience, investigation and fair-mindedness. Now more than ever it's easy to see them as two sides of the same coin, which heightens Camelot's drama as these half-siblings fight for the hearts and minds of their countrymen...

This week, Arthur and his men came to the aide of a villager called Colfur (Outcasts' Liam Cunningham) after hearing his daughter's cries for help while riding through a rainy forest. It appears that Colfur had murdered his village's leader by bludgeoning him with a rock, and is in the process of being lynched by his victim's brother Ewan (Luther's Steven Mackintosh), but Arthur calls a halt to the capital punishment and orders a proper trial at Camelot to ascertain Colfur's guilt or innocence. An event that a vengeful Ewan has no faith in, but Arthur believes Colfur's predicament is a great way to demonstrate his progressive attitude to lawfulness.

Over at the Castle Pendragon, Sybil (Sinéad Cusack) proved her usefulness to Morgan by summoning the locals to complain about the lack of protection from Camelot, and manipulate them into believing the true source of power in the land comes from Morgan, not the half-brother they've taken to their hearts on principle of his bloodline. This involved Sybil paying a mercenary to cause her physical harm, so the locals perceive Morgan as someone who knows their own suffering through personal experience. I said last time that Sybil's effectively Morgan's version of Merlin (a surrogate parent and mentor figure), and the parallels are fun to see play out. It was a particularly effective moment when Morgan seized on Sybil's plan and then embellished it to make converts of everyone gathered at her castle, by ruthlessly cutting the throat of Sybil's "attacker" and earning everyone's respect and admiration through a theatrical, grisly show of power and the kind of intolerance that speaks to the people of the day. She's the trusted right-wing politician to Arthur's uncommon left-wing approach to peacekeeping. Two people wanting to rule; one through hope, the other through fear.

And in a small subplot, Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) wrestled with his demons many days of self-imposed isolation in the bowls of the castle, driven to a near-manic state by the fact he caused the drowning of an innocent girl over a sword. I'm still unsure if Fiennes' twitchy performance is a masterstroke of tangled frustrations and mental toil, or simply a ludicrous case of overacting, but I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt again. It helped that there was a surprisingly good scene between him and Queen Igraine (Claire Forlani), who discovered the sorcerer's whereabouts and shared a touching moment with him that almost turned passionate, until Merlin broke the sexual tension. He's an isolated man who believes anyone who gets close to him becomes tarnished, as he's effectively playing on the outskirts of a magical world that gives him great power at the price of a normal existence. This unexpected will-they/won't-they between Merlin and Igraine is likely to return, as Merlin's the perfect example of a damaged man a kindly woman like Igraine would want to fix.

Overall, "Justice" was probably the best episode of Camelot to date, simply because it seemed to have some intelligence to it. Previous episodes have been enjoyable because of the violence, nudity and magic on display, but this story worked because the characters and ideas behind the series began to take clearer shape. Arthur's interactions with Guinevere (Tamsin Egerton) even felt more enjoyable this week, as it wasn't totally driven by mutual lust. If Camelot can keep this up, then bring the magic in to compliment things without looking too silly, I have hope the series may actually become something to look forward to each week.

Asides

  • A very good performance from Liam Cunningham as the man on trial, who has his private reasons for desiring the death of a fellow villager. Cunningham was one of the main reasons to keep watching the recent BBC series Outcasts and it was great to see him give a very different performance here, in his natural Irish accent.
  • I'm a little confused that people have so quickly taken Arthur to their hearts and descended on Camelot in droves. Word spreads a lot quicker than I would have thought, but we know the show likes to get a move on with things. It was also interesting to get a feeling that some villages aren't so willing to accept Arthur's new regime and may fight against change. In many ways, the big challenge to Arthur is going to be changing people's longstanding beliefs and preconceptions of what being a good King actually means, while his sister Morgan sticks to what's worked in the past: prove to people you're the biggest bad-ass in town and that they should come to YOU for protection from enemies.
written by Sarah Phelps & Terry Cafolla / directed by Stefan Schwartz / 29 April 2011 / Starz
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How you can help the tornado victims


ABC News lists ways to help tornado survivors:*You can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.*You can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and donors can text “GIVE” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. Checks can be made out to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, Ga., 30384-0339.Alabama’s governor also has a relief fund donation page here.Alabama GOP Sen.
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State of the Blog: updates & Thrones


My Blogger/IE6/Disqus issues are back in force, so just don't expect many updates or replies to your comments until after 5pm on weekdays. There will be a few instances when I can auto-post things from the day before (TV Picks, Jump the Blast's, Polls), but in general DMD won't be updating until late-afternoon now. It's all beyond my control, but could be fixed by May when my workplace finally upgrade IE. I'll keep you informed!

"Am I reviewing Game Of Thrones?" I hear you all cry. Well, a few of you. The answer is: um, no. I had every intention to make Thrones a weekly review after my pilot appraisal at OWF, but after watching episode 2 it dawned on me that I'm not enthused enough to bother. I quite like the show and enjoyed episode 1 (more for its potential than content therein), but it's not something I feel passionate enough about to wade through in next-day reviews.

If I was being paid, there would be no problem. I'd happily sit through each episode a few times, make extensive notes and research the material. But I don't get paid. I blog for fun and a desire to communicate, and Thrones isn't speaking to the passion necessary for that. As I sat down at my laptop, facing a blank Word page, trying to distill my thoughts on "The Kingsroad", I realized that writing 800-1000 words on that episode would just be a drain on me.

My apologies if you were looking forward to regular Thrones reviews here, but my state-of-mind takes priority. I'll still be watching the show, so there's an outside chance I'll find away to chime in with a quick mini-review of an episode that speaks to me more, but don't bank on it.

In a similar vein, my reviews of Camelot and The Killing are still on shaky ground, owing to low comments/page-hits since they started. As I've said before, there's no point stealing time away from reviews of shows people DO care about to cover ones most people DON'T. Of course, those shows are on US cable channels, currently not being shown in the UK, so it's possible the core audience for these reviews just aren't in sync with me. That's always the risk you take with reviewing brand new US cable shows.

Finally, owing to the fact I have quite a few unfinished reviews/articles scattered about, I may put those all together for a special post soon. This will include: an aborted Being Human Series 1-3 DVD review, a short review of Dexter Season 4's DVD, an episode of Caprica, and a partial review of Dollhouse's Season 2 DVD.

By popular demand, what are my favourite shows right now? In descending order of greatness:

Doctor Who (S6)
Fringe (S3)
The Good Wife (S2)
Justified (S2)
Arrested Development (S2)
Community (S2)
The Killing (S1)
Game Of Thrones (S1)
Camelot (S1)
The Event (S1)
Chuck (S4)
The Ricky Gervais Show (S2)
Rubicon (S1)
Glee (S2)
Nurse Jackie (S2)
Campus (S1)
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No Funds SETI Shuts down search for alien life

No Funds SETI Shuts down search for alien life

The name SETI has become synonymous with search for extraterrestrial life.

The Allen Telescope Array (ATA), a set of 42 radio telescopes near Hat Creek, California, has been searching for alien signals and simultaneously conducting astronomical research since it began operating in 2007.


The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute operates the Allen Telescope Array, the field of dish-like scopes some 300 miles north of San Francisco

The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) is a "Large Number of Small Dishes" (LNSD) array designed to be highly effective for “commensal” (simultaneous) surveys of conventional radio astronomy projects and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) observations at centimeter wavelengths.



The idea for the ATA emerged in a series of workshops convened by the SETI Institute in 1997 to define the path for future development of technology and search strategies for SETI. The advance of computer and communications technology made it clear that LNSD arrays were more efficient and less expensive than traditional large antennas. The final report of the workshop, “SETI 2020,” recommended the construction of the One Hectare Telescope. (1HT) (A hectare is an area equivalent to a square 100 meters on a side.)

The SETI Institute sought private funds for the 1HT and in 2001 Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft) agreed to fund the technology development and first phase of construction (42 antennas). In October 2007 the array began commissioning tests and initial observations.

The array is now being used for radio astronomy observations of our galaxy and other galaxies, gamma ray bursts and transient radio sources, and SETI.

The array is a partnership between the SETI Institute, based in Mountainview, California, and the University of California, Berkeley.

SETI has been forced to put the Allen Telescope Array into “hibernation” due to a drastic reduction in outside funding.

In simple language Allen Telescope Array that scans the skies, universe for extraterrestrial signals has suspended operations because of lack of funding

Karen Randall, SETI's director of special projects said that The Allen Telescope Array will resume operations by 2013, when SETI's new round of funding goes into effect.
She also said that the funding will cover the project until 2018, she said. In the meantime, SETI is searching for quick cash.

Below is the link to donate to the SETI
https://www.seti.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1573

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Ashok Chavan Got Loan of Rs. 65 Lakh from IPS officer Sanjay Barve in exchange Barve Got Flat in Aadarsh illegal Building

Ex Chief Minister Ashok Chavan Got Loan of Rs. 65 Lakh from
IPS officer Sanjay Barve in exchange Barve Got Flat
in Aadarsh illegal Building


Currently Everyone Knows that CBI is probing the Adarsh Scam.

In 2009 Ex Chief Minister Ashok Chavan was Revenue Minister.
In 2009 IPS Officer Sanjay Barve was joint commissioner police (traffic).



While Probing the Aadarsh Building Scam the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI
Found that in 2009 Chavan borrowed Rest 65 lakh from IPS officer Sanjay Barve
To pay for the Adarsh flat allotted to his mother-in-law Bhagwati Sharma.

To return this favor CBI found that Ex CM Ashok Chavan helped IPS officer Sanjay Barves father get an apartment in the building.

Barve Paid Rs.65 Lakh by way of Cheque but CBI suspects that its only for name sake, it was bribe or money was launder and in exchange Sanjay Barve got flat in Adarsh Scam building.

Now questions arise?

From where Sanjay Barve got Rs.65 Lakh Money, Source of Money?

Why Ex Minister Ashok Chavan took the loan from an IPS officer Sanjay Barve?

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Vanessa Hudgens: Una adolescente embarazada?

En su próximo proyecto, Vanessa Hudgens podría estar interpretando a una adolescente embarazada sin hogar en el drama independiente "Gimme Shelter".

La actriz de 22 años de edad, está en negociaciones finales para protagonizar la película, junto a estrella de La Momia, Brendan Fraser, quien interpretaría a su padre.

Vanessa interpretaría a una adolescente "que huye de su madre abusiva y busca a su padre biológico", según THR.

FYI: Brendan protagonizó el primer filme "Viaje al centro de la Tierra", mientras que a Vanessa la veremos en "Viaje 2: La isla misteriosa", cuyo estreno está previsto para el mes de septiembre.
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Vanessa Hudgens: Una adolescente embarazada?

En su próximo proyecto, Vanessa Hudgens podría estar interpretando a una adolescente embarazada sin hogar en el drama independiente "Gimme Shelter".

La actriz de 22 años de edad, está en negociaciones finales para protagonizar la película, junto a estrella de La Momia, Brendan Fraser, quien interpretaría a su padre.

Vanessa interpretaría a una adolescente "que huye de su madre abusiva y busca a su padre biológico", según THR.

FYI: Brendan protagonizó el primer filme "Viaje al centro de la Tierra", mientras que a Vanessa la veremos en "Viaje 2: La isla misteriosa", cuyo estreno está previsto para el mes de septiembre.
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Demi Lovato en Tour Terapéutico en los US

Demi Lovato sonríe a los fotógrafos cuando ella llega al aeropuerto de LAX el jueves (28 de abril) en Los Ángeles.

La cantante de 18 años de edad, agarró su bolso y un refresco cuando hizo su camino a través de la terminal para coger su vuelo.

Demi está visitando muchas ciudades; ayer estuvo en Nueva York! Ella twitteó, "Acabamos de regresar de Nueva York ... dios, me encanta la ciudad...Estoy pensando en mudarme allí un tiempo...".

Apenas antes, la semana pasada, Demi estuvo en Chicago el fin de semana!

FYI: Demi está usando Arrecifes zandalias a tiras Reef In the Mood.
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Demi Lovato en Tour Terapéutico en los US

Demi Lovato sonríe a los fotógrafos cuando ella llega al aeropuerto de LAX el jueves (28 de abril) en Los Ángeles.

La cantante de 18 años de edad, agarró su bolso y un refresco cuando hizo su camino a través de la terminal para coger su vuelo.

Demi está visitando muchas ciudades; ayer estuvo en Nueva York! Ella twitteó, "Acabamos de regresar de Nueva York ... dios, me encanta la ciudad...Estoy pensando en mudarme allí un tiempo...".

Apenas antes, la semana pasada, Demi estuvo en Chicago el fin de semana!

FYI: Demi está usando Arrecifes zandalias a tiras Reef In the Mood.
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Trailer: BBC Original British Drama


The BBC have released another Original British Drama trailer with more footage of upcoming shows like The Shadow Line, Exile, The Hour, Luther and The Night Watch. It also includes a few snippets from Doctor Who and, towards the end, what appears to be a world-exclusive look at Torchwood: Miracle Day (featuring a car chase on a beach with a helicopter, an exploding house, people in creepy masks, and a rather amusing confrontation between Eve Myles and Dollhouse's Dichen Lachman.) Enjoy!
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Endosulfan Ban India agreed and accepted in Stockholm world convention

Endosulfan Ban India agreed and accepted in Stockholm world convention

In past India was not ready to ban Endosulfan even after knowing the bad effects,
side effects of Endosulfan pesticide.

Now India accepted in Stockholm world convention that the pesticide Endosulfan is a health hazard.
India also agreed to a phased out ban with an exemption for some crops.


In next 10 Years Slowly India will phase out the use of health hazard pesticide Endosulfan.

Before this Indian Government always said that there is no proof that the Endosulfan is health hazard even after knowing it.

But in this convention China also supported the ban on Endosulfan.

Food and Agriculture Association of the UN stated it is hazardous.

Currently 84 countries have banned the Endosulfan drug.

Money is not important, important is human health.

Suggested Reading –
What is Endosulfan pesticide? Ban Endosulfan Pesticide.
Under Stockholm Convention Endosulfan will get globally banned.
http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-endosulfan-pesticide-ban.html

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Miley Cyrus Bottom Of The Ocean lyrics with Video

Miley Cyrus Bottom Of The Ocean lyrics with Video


Bottom Of The Ocean lyrics

Lyrics to Bottom Of The Ocean: watch the lyrics video of the song bottom of the heart below the lyrics


It's been in the past for a while
I get a flash and I smile
Am I crazy?
Still miss you, baby
It was real
It was right
But it burned too hot to survive
All that's left is,
All these ashes

Where does the love go?
I don't know
When it's all set and done
How could I be losing you forever?
After all the time we spent together
I have to know why I had to lose you
Now you've just become like everything
I'll never find again
At the bottom of the ocean

Dodo dodo………..

In a dream, you appear
For a while, you were here
So I keep sleeping,
Just to keep you with me
I'll draw a map,
Connect the dots
With all the memories that I got
What I'm missing,
I'll keep reliving

Where does the love go?
I don't know
When it's all set and done
How could I be losing you forever?
After all the time we spent together
I have to know why I had to lose you
Now you've just become like everything
I'll never find again,
At the bottom of the ocean

(Voice)
This is it
Let go
Breathe

You don't have to love me for me
To baby ever understand
Just know I love the time we both had
And I don't ever want to see you sad
Be happy
And I don't wanna hold you
If you don't wanna tell me you love me babe
Just know I'm gonna have to walk away
I'll be big enough for both of us to say
Be happy

(Voice)
Be happy

Watch the lyrics video of the song Bottom Of The Ocean, am I Crazy by Miley Cyrus



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Excuse me while I sneeze and feel horrible



Eat this, live forever.
While you're waiting, you can feel sorry for me. It's the allergies. I just went out to my car -- I'm actually going fishing in this stuff -- and it was covered in green yuck. I take some little pink pills, but I found some "natural" remedies -- it's the natural stuff that caused the problem, right? -- and thought I'd pass them on.

They're from Vincent Pedre, M.D, an
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Apr 29, 2011

Who's at the Royal Wedding?

via GaryTomWilliams

Did you enjoy the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton this morning? I certainly had a fun time tweeting snarkily about it for a few hours, but it was genuinely a lovely occasion. One of the funniest tweets that caught my attention was the above photo, proving that The Doctor himself couldn't resist making an appearance, which I can't resist posting here.
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Why it's dangerous to talk and drive



Let's have lunch here.
Actually, getting distracted and crashing into a tree might be the better alternative.

A Stanford University study found that if you put a virus on a touchscreen surface then about 30 percent of it will make the jump to the fingertips of anyone who touches it. From there it goes into the eyes, mouth, or nose -- whichever face-hole is in most urgent need of a rub. And
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'RUBICON' 1.4 - "The Outsider"


This wasn't the big turning point I was hoping for. "The Outsider" took things in a different direction, but in so doing it rested most of the storylines that were already in play. That seems like a terrible decision, as audiences are surely clamoring for revelations and developments not fresh material. Still, it was nice to leave the usual confinements, with Will (James Badge Dale) accompanying API boss Spangler (Michael Cristofer) to Washington D.C, for a meeting with military top brass to convince them their company is still a necessary and vital part of intelligence-gathering that demands heavy financing. Will was the titular "outsider" of the hour; learning that Spangler cherishes the "gifts" of solitude that espionage brings, whereas Will's unconvinced by the lifestyle. Spangler even made attempts to befriend Will (buying him a briefcase, singing his praises to the officials), but is he just playing a game?

Back at API, Will's team had to work to a deadline without their leader, trying to ascertain if it's necessary for the US government to order an airstrike on the hideout of a mujahideen operative, even if it might cause collateral damage that includes innocent children. It was a pretty simple moral quandary, although the interaction of Grant (Christopher Evan Welch), Miles (Dallas Roberts) and Tanya (Lauren Hodges) appears to be coalescing into something fairly interesting to watch. It was also interesting to see how much stock they put in Will, to guide them to the right decisions. It was almost like they're siblings who've been set a tough homework assignment by a teacher, and struggled without their wiz kid brother around.

There were only a few strands that connected to the ongoing story: Will receiving intel from a CIA contact called Daniel, who has researched the seven decoded names Will discovered last week, and discovered six were part of the CIA's Middle East division in the '80s, but only two are still alive; while Katherine Rhumor (Miranda Richardson) received the personal effects of her late-husband, including a cell phone with a threatening voicemail ("if you keep this up, you know what's going to happen"), before getting confirmation her husband's friend James Wheeler knows about the townhouse she was bequeathed because he ordered Chinese takeout from there. Will also noticed that an attractive woman is suddenly noticeable from his apartment window, living n a building close by, so I'm assuming she must be surveilling him.

A strange episode, when all's said and done. Too much of the previous week's storylines were ignored, despite the fact Rubicon hasn't reached a point where a break from the matters at hand would be appreciated. So I'm still waiting for the moment when the story begins to crystallize and it's not so willfully vague about everything. But "The Outsider" also felt a little fresher than usual, and turned Spangler into one of the show's best characters in the blink of an eye (his speech about ties was a little clunky, but delivered so well it worked.) I guess the show's intriguing enough that it manages to keep me tuning in every week, but I'm restless for that moment when the show makes enough sense that I can properly invest in the characters and the situations they're embroiled in.

written by Richard E. Robbins / directed by Jeremy Podeswa / 28 April 2011 / BBC Four
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Andre Gide: now

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Gide"It is now, and in this world, that we must live."


-- Andre Gide
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Is May 2, 2011 holiday? May 1, 2011 Labor Day Job Fair Schedule Venues (DOLE)

Though May 2, 2011 is not a holiday and will be a regular working day as declared by the Malacanang Palace, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launches lots of job fairs in different areas in the Philippines dated Sunday (May 1, 2011).


Those who want to initially register for the May 1, 2011 (Labor Day) DOLE Jobs Fair may visit the Phil-Jobnet website.

Here are the partial list of venues for the May 1, 2011 (Labor Day) Jobs Fair scheduled venues. (taken from the Phil-Jobnet)

Region 2 - Ilagan (hosted by LGU)
Region 4B - JJ Leido Memorial School, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (hosted by LGU)
Region 6 - SM City Mall, Mandurriao, Iloilo City (hosted by DOLE RO6/ SM City)
Region 8 - DOLE RO8 Office, Tacloban City (hosted by DOLE)
Region 9 - WMSU Gymnasium, Zamboanga City (hosted by DOLE RO9)
Gaisano Capital, Pagadian City (hosted by Pagadian City LGU/PESO DOLE ZdSPO)
Region 10 - Freedom Park hosted by (LGU Malaybalay)
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Selena Gomez admira a dos EX estrellas disney


Hot Hits conversó con la estrella juvenil del momento, envidiada por millones de jovencitas por su tórrido idilio que mantiene con el astro juvenil del pop rock, Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez explicó que admira a sólo dos ex estrellas de Disney - Hilary Duff y Britney Spears.

Selena dijo: "Cuando era más joven, Hilary Duff fue como mi ídola".

Ella estará haciendo un homenaje a Spears en su próxima gira, y Selena explicó eso a Britney, "fue el primer disco que compré, y el primer concierto que asistí fue de ella".

Selena también se aseguró de dar las gracias a sus fans por su apoyo. Ella dijo, "Yo amo a mis fans. Son la cosa más hermosa en todo el mundo para mí".

La entrevista fue filmada la semana pasada - antes de que Selena viaje a Malasia para visitar a Justin Bieber. Y en realidad dijo que no iba a estar trabajando esta semana!

Al hablar de su apretada agenda, dijo, "La semana que viene, en realidad no haré nada", pero declinó mencionar exactamente a donde viajaría o a quien estaría viendo.

Echa un vistazo al vídeo a continuación:

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Selena Gomez admira a dos EX estrellas disney


Hot Hits conversó con la estrella juvenil del momento, envidiada por millones de jovencitas por su tórrido idilio que mantiene con el astro juvenil del pop rock, Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez explicó que admira a sólo dos ex estrellas de Disney - Hilary Duff y Britney Spears.

Selena dijo: "Cuando era más joven, Hilary Duff fue como mi ídola".

Ella estará haciendo un homenaje a Spears en su próxima gira, y Selena explicó eso a Britney, "fue el primer disco que compré, y el primer concierto que asistí fue de ella".

Selena también se aseguró de dar las gracias a sus fans por su apoyo. Ella dijo, "Yo amo a mis fans. Son la cosa más hermosa en todo el mundo para mí".

La entrevista fue filmada la semana pasada - antes de que Selena viaje a Malasia para visitar a Justin Bieber. Y en realidad dijo que no iba a estar trabajando esta semana!

Al hablar de su apretada agenda, dijo, "La semana que viene, en realidad no haré nada", pero declinó mencionar exactamente a donde viajaría o a quien estaría viendo.

Echa un vistazo al vídeo a continuación:

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Royal Wedding Live Streaming - Watch Prince William and Kate Middleton Wedding

Watch the Royal Wedding of the Century live through a live streaming provided by Youtube and UStream. Prince William and Kate Middleton Wedding will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at about 10 am in London.


Live Streaming of the Royal Wedding is already available through UStream. Watch it right after.

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The future is ordering earthworms on your smartphone



They look happy to me!
A few weeks ago I saw that you can buy earthworms from Amazon. In intended to try it, although I couldn't imagine how the little guys would survive the shipping. Then I came across a blog post by Megan McArdle, the business and economics editor at The Atlantic, and I'm now a believer. She writes:
Last week, on a pleasant spring evening, the Official Asymmetrical
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Know About Dassault Rafale Multirole Fighter – Contender for $10.4-billion tender for 126 advanced combat aircraft

Know About Dassault Rafale Multirole Fighter –
Contender for $10.4-billion tender for 126 advanced combat aircraft
The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine delta-wing agile multi-role 4.5th-generation jet fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.

Since 2006, the French Air Force and Navy RAFALE fighters have been engaged in countless combat missions in Afghanistan




1.Role - Multirole fighter aircraft
2.National origin - France
3.Manufacturer - Dassault Aviation
4.First flight - 4 July 1986
5.Introduced - 4 December 2000
6.Status - Active
7.Primary users - French Air Force,French Navy

Aircraft Characteristics –
1.Dimensions :
2.Span.........10,80 m (35.4 ft)
3.Wing area..........45,70 m² (492 sq ft)
4.Length...............15,27 m (33.8 ft)
5.Height................5,34 m (17,4 ft)

6.Weight :
7.Empty................10-tonne class
8.Max...................24 500 kg (54,000 lb)
9.Fuel (internal)....4 700 kg (10,350 lb)
10.Fuel (external).....7 500 kg (16,500 lb)
11.Max external capability...........9 500 kg (20,950 lb)

12.External store stations :
13.Total................................................................14
14.Heavy stores & fuel "wet" stations..................5
15.Performance :
16.Load factor............+9g/-3.2g

17.Max speed...............M 1.8+/750 kts
18.Approach speed.......120 knots

19.Landing distance.......450 m (1,475 ft)

20.Max climb rate...........Over 1.000 ft/sec
21.Operational ceiling...........55 000 ft

Radius of action (penetration mission).....More than 1.000 nautical miles
Combat air patrol loiter time.......................................Over 3 hours

June 1982 –
Dassault announced it was developing a successor to the Mirage 2000.

On 13 April 1983, France awarded Dassault a contract for two Avion de Combat experimental (ACX) demonstrators later revised down to one.

The resultant Rafale A technology demonstrator was a large-delta winged fighter, with all-moving foreplanes, embodying fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system.

December 1985 – The technology demonstrator was rolled out
The Rafale was first unveiled at the St. Cloud plant, in 1985

December 1992 – Production of Aircraft started

December 2004 –
The Armee de l'Air received its first three Rafale Bs

Rafale the aircraft can operate from 400-metre (1,300 ft) runways.

The Rafale entered into service with French Navy in December 2000, and with the French Air Force in 2004

Rafale B and C entered service with the French Air Force in June 2006
"Rafale C", with C standing for chasseur (fighter)
"Rafale B" , with B standing for biplace, or two-seater.

The RAFALE, a fully “omnirole” fighter, is available in three distinct variants:

1.Single-seat RAFALE C for combat operations from land bases
2.Single-seat RAFALE M for carrier operations
3.Two-seat RAFALE B for combat operations from land bases

These three variants all share a common airframe and a common weapon / mission system, the differences between naval and land versions being mainly limited to the undercarriage and to the arresting hook, at the rear of the fuselage.

The RAFALE features a delta wing with close-coupled canards.

Advanced weapons –
The RAFALE has been cleared to operate with the following weapons:

MICA, air-to-air interception, combat and self-defence BVR missiles (“beyond visual range”), in their IR (heat-seeking) and EM (active radar homing) versions,
AASM stand-off, modular & propelled, air-to-ground precision guided weapons, with inertial/GPS & inertial/GPS/infra-red guidance kits, or with the future inertial/GPS/laser guidance variant.
SCALP long-range stand-off missiles,
EXOCET anti-ship missiles,
Laser-guided bombs,
Conventional air-to-ground ordnance,
An internal gun,
The upcoming METEOR extreme long-range air-to-air missile,
Customer-selected weapons.

The RAFALE's stores management system is Mil-Std-1760 compliant and interoperable. As such, it considerably facilitates the integration of customer-selected weapons.

With its ten tonne empty weight, the RAFALE is fitted with 14 hard points (13 on the RAFALE M).

Five of them are capable of drop tanks and heavy ordnance.

Total external load capacity is more than nine tonnes (20,000 lbs.).

Buddy-buddy refuelling missions can be carried out into portions of the airspace out of reach of dedicated and vulnerable tanker aircraft.

All versions of the RAFALE are fitted with the Nexter 30 M 791 high-power 30-mm gun, capable of firing 2,500 rounds per minute.

With its outstanding load-carrying capability and its state-of-the-art weapon / mission system, the RAFALE can carry out both ground attacks and air-to-air combats and interceptions during the same sortie.

It is also capable of performing multiple functions at the same time, such as “beyond visual range” (BVR) air-to-air firings during the very-low-altitude, terrain-following penetration phase.

This gives the RAFALE impressively broad “omnirole” capabilities, along with an extremely high degree of survivability.

An advanced digital fly-by-wire (FBW) control system controls longitudinal stability. The FBW system is quadruple redundant with three digital channels and one separately designed analog channel. Design independence between channels is pivotal in preventing anomalies simultaneously affecting several channels.

The M88-2 turbofan is a new-generation engine featuring state-of-the-art technologies, including non-polluting combustion chamber, single-crystal turbine blades and powder metallurgy disks, etc. It also features the latest advances in reducing electromagnetic and infrared signatures.

The RBE2 / AESA radar - Active Electronically Scanned Array

The RAFALE is the first operational - and, so far, the only - European combat aircraft to use an electronic scanning radar. Developed by Thales, the RBE2 radar has benefited from a massive research effort and from Thales’ unmatched know-how based on past experience. Compared to radars with conventional antennas, unprecedented levels of situational awareness are attained with earlier detection and tracking of multiple targets.

With its superior beam agility and its enormous computing power, the RBE2 offers outstanding performance that cannot be replicated by mechanical scanning radars.

With the advent of “Tranche 4”, aircraft which are due to enter service from 2013, the RAFALE fighters will be fitted with an active electronic scanning array (AESA) which will provide a wide range of functions:

All-aspect look-down and look-up detection and tracking of multiple air targets for close combat and long-range interception, in all weathers and in jammed environment.

The RBE2 also has ability to track targets in or out of the search domain, the ultimate advantage in air combat.

Real time generation of three-dimensional maps for terrain-following above uncharted terrain in blind conditions. The RAFALE is the sole aircraft to currently propose such a function.

Real time generation of high resolution 2D ground maps for navigation updates and detection, identification and designation of ground targets.



Detection and tracking of multiple naval targets.

In those circumstances when absolute discretion is the most relevant tactical factor, the RAFALE can rely on several other sensor systems:

2 - The Front-Sector Optronics (FSO)

Developed by Thales and Sagem, the Front Sector Optronics (FSO) system is fully integrated into the aircraft. Operating in the optronic wavelengths, it is immune to radar jamming and it provides covert long-range detection and identification, high resolution multi-target angular tracking and laser range-finding for air, sea and ground targets.

With its narrow field, the visible waveband capability is truly valuable to identify targets in situations where visual contact is required by the rules of engagement.

3 - The SPECTRA - internal electronic warfare suite

Jointly developed by Thales and MBDA, the internal SPECTRA electronic warfare system provides the aircraft with the highest survivability asset against the latest airborne and ground threats. The SPECTRA EW system provides a multi-spectral threat warning capability against hostile radars, missiles and lasers.

It is fully integrated into the aircraft, giving it excellent survivability against both air and ground threats.

The SPECTRA system carries out reliable long-range detection, identification and localisation of threats, allowing the pilot to instantly select the most effective defensive measures based on combinations of radar jamming, infrared or radar decoying and evasive manoeuvres.

The angular localisation performance of the SPECTRA sensors makes it possible to accurately locate ground threats to either avoid them, or target them for destruction with precision guided munitions.

With its outstanding localisation capabilities of airborne threats, the SPECTRA suite is a key system used to ameliorate situational awareness.

Instrumental in SPECTRA's performance is a threat library that can be easily defined, integrated and updated on short notice by users in their own country.

4 - The real-time Data-Link

A secure high-rate Data-Link is provided to share data in combined air operations with other friendly assets, i.e. other aircraft in the formation, airborne and surface command and control centres, forward air controllers, etc.

The RAFALE’s interoperability as part of a multinational operation has been demonstrated on countless occasions, and NATO (L16) as well as non-NATO solutions can be provided to meet various customers' requirements.

5 - The DAMOCLES - new generation laser designation pod

The new generation DAMOCLES laser designator pod designed by Thales, brings full day and night laser designation capability to the RAFALE, with metric precision.

The IR sensor of the DAMOCLES pod operates in the mid-wave infrared band, allowing it to retain its effectiveness in warm and / or humid conditions. DAMOCLES is interoperable with all existing laser-guided weapons.

6 - The AREOS - Recce pod - with in real-time transmission

The AREOS reconnaissance pod developed by Thales allows day and night photography at all altitudes, with the capability of instantaneous transmission in flight of the photos to a ground station.

The remarkable overall performance of its sensors for stand-off reconnaissance at extreme ranges means that AREOS can be considered as a pre-strategic asset.

The core of these enhanced capabilities of the RAFALE lies in a new Modular Data Processing Unit (MDPU). It is composed of up to 19 flight line-replaceable modules (LRUs), 18 of them providing each a processing power 50 times higher than that of the fighters of previous generation.

The MDPU, which is composed of commercial-off-the-shelf elements, is the cornerstone of the avionics / weapon upgradeability of the RAFALE.

Sensor data fusion provides a link between the global battlespace surrounding the aircraft and the pilot's brain with its unique ability to grasp the outcome of tactical situations and make sensible decisions.

It hinges on the computing power of the MDPU to process data from the RBE2 AESA radar, the front sector optronic system, the SPECTRA EW system, the IFF, the infrared missile seekers and the Data-Link (L16 or custom).
1- Multi-sensor data fusion

Implementation of the multi-sensor data fusion on the RAFALE translates into accurate, reliable and strong tracks, uncluttered displays, reduced pilot workload, quicker pilot response, and eventually into increased situational awareness.

It is automatically carried out in three steps:

1. Establishing consolidated trackfiles and refining primary information provided by the sensors.

2. Overcoming individual sensor limitations related to wavelength / frequency, field of regard, angular and distance resolution, etc, by sharing track information received from the sensors.

3. Assessing the confidence level of consolidated tracks, suppressing redundant track symbols and decluttering the displays

Watch the video showing and performing Dassault Rafale - Multi-role Fighter of France
AT THE AERO INDIA 2011.Dassault Rafale FULL PERFORMANCE


Suggested Reading –
MMRCA Deal Timeline of India's $10.4-billion tender for 126 advanced combat aircraft.
http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/mmrca-deal-timeline-of-indias-104.html


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Source - http://www.dassault-aviation.com

Keyword Tag – Rafale Multirole Fighter MMRCA Contender Fighter

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What numbers do 2 you and 4 you

Ever bought one of these?
Nikon D40
Miller Beer’s MGD 64
Heinz 57 ketchup
Levi’s 501
Toyota MR2 Spyder
X-14 Cleaner  Chances are you were influenced by the number in the name. A couple of marketing professors have looked into it, and they conclude:
Numbers in brand names are an important source of information. It is also possible that numbers in brand names are a source of affective responses
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Apr 28, 2011

MMRCA Deal Timeline of India's $10.4-billion tender for 126 advanced combat aircraft.

MMRCA Deal Timeline of India's $10.4-billion tender
for 126 advanced combat aircraft.

Following is the timeline of India's $10.4-billion tender for 126 advanced combat aircraft, a proposal originally mooted in 2000:

1.
2000: Indian Air Force (IAF) conveys to defence ministry its interest in acquiring medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) to replace its ageing fleet of Soviet-era MiG-21s and because of delays in developing the indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA).


2.
2001: IAF issues request for information (RFI) for 126 combat jets.

3.
2003: IAF seeks defence ministry's permission to buy 50 more French Mirage-2000s to shore up the only MMRCAs in its fleet as a stopgap arrangement. The aircraft had been acquired in the mid-1980s.

4.
2004: Defence ministry asks IAF to instead issue a larger MMRCA tender.

5.
2005: Defence ministry issues initial MMRCA tender but withdraws it quickly even as it starts receiving responses from vendors.

6.
2006: The then IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi, flags the dwindling squadron strength of the force. From a sanctioned strength of 39.5 combat squadrons, the IAF is down to 33 squadrons.

7.
August 2007: India issues the tender for 126 MMRCAs at an estimated cost of $10.4 billion (Rs 46,000 crore).

8.
February 2008: US majors Boeing and Lockheed Martin, Russia's United Aircraft Corporation, France's Dassault, European consortium EADS and Sweden's SAAB submit their bids.

9.
April 2009: Rumours afloat that Dassault and SAAB are out of the race.

10.
May 2009: Defence ministry says Dassault and SAAB still in contention.

11.
April 2010: IAF completes its flight and weapons evaluation of the six contenders on the basis of 643 parameters.

12.
December 2010: An offset proposal of contenders goes missing; later found on the roadside in south Delhi. The incident threatened to derail the tendering process.

13.
April 2011: India down-selects EADS and Dassault for the final leg of the contest, rejecting the other four contenders.

The deal is expected to be awarded to either EADS or Dassault by the end of this fiscal March 31, 2012.

Under the terms of purchase, the first 18 aircraft will come in a "fly-away" condition, with the remaining 108 to be manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited under a transfer of technology agreement. The size of the contract could eventually go up to 200 aircraft as there is a provision for increasing the order by 50 percent without any price hike.

The contract includes an offsets clause under which the winning vendor will plough back 50 percent ($5 billion) of the deal amount back in India to energise its defence industry.

Suggested Reading -
Know About Dassault Rafale Multirole Fighter –
http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/know-about-dassault-rafale-multirole.html

Reality Views by sm –
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Keyword Tag – MMRCA DEAL TIMELINE EADS Dassault

Source - IANS

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Suresh Kalmadi Time Score Contract Approved by Jarnail Singh Prime Ministers representative

Suresh Kalmadi Time Score Contract Approved by Jarnail Singh
Prime Ministers representative

Updated – Saturday, May 21, 2011

Suresh Kalmadi was arrested in relation with time scoring contract.
Jarnail Singh also approved the contract.

Who is Jarnail Singh?
Jarnail Singh is the Prime Minister's appointee Jarnail Singh to the Sports Ministry.
He is the CEO of the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee.


But CNN IBN got the letters which show that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's representative on the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee, Jarnail Singh, knew and approved of the time scoring contract.

The letter shows Mike Hooper and Michael Fennell agreeing with the choice of Swiss Timing for the time scoring deal.

Jarnail Singh in letter said that "Selection of Swiss Timing was done by putting every stage through the highest level of scrutiny not only by the Organizing Committee Finance Committee which has Sanjeev Mittal, Joint Secretary, Rahul Bhatnagar from the Ministry of Sports but also by the empowered finance sub-committee set up by the government, which is chaired by Secretary, Urban Development,"

He further said that "The deal was approved by senior IAS officers in the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. The deal was also approved by the finance sub-committee set up by the Government. The Organising Committee even managed to get a discount of Rs 26.35 crore from Swiss Timing in the deal,"

Now the question arises is that why Only Suresh Kalmadi was arrested in time scoring contract and not others who helped directly or indirectly to Suresh Kalmadi in this contract.

Update – Saturday, May 21, 2011

Suresh Kalmadi and eight others have been chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Time Scoring and Results scam.

In the 50-page chargesheet two companies, AKR Constructions and Swiss Timing Omega, have also been named.

They have been charged under Indian Penal Code sections
120(b) (criminal conspiracy),
420 (cheating)
And Section 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act (for giving bribe).

An overall loss of Rs 90 crore was incurred to India and Indian citizens due to awarding the contract to Swiss Timing.


Reality Views by sm –
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Keyword Tag – CNN IBN expose Time Score Contract PMO office CWG SCAM CORRUPTION

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PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi Removed PAC Report on 2G Scam Rejected

PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi Removed PAC Report on 2G Scam Rejected

Updated Sunday, May 01, 2011 – 2.20 PM –

Thursday –
The PAC has 22 members but at present there is one vacancy.
PAC members from Lok Sabha include


1.Dr Murli Manohar Joshi (BJP)
2.Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena)
3.Dr Baliram (Bahujan Samaj Party)
4.Ramen Deka (BJP)
5.Naveen Jindal (Congress)
6.Satpal Maharaj (Congress)
7.Bhartruhari Mahtab (Biju Janata Dal)
8.Dr Kavuri Samba Siva Rao (Congress)
9.Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh (Samajwadi Party)
10.Jitendra Singh (Congress),
11.Yashwant Sinha (BJP)
12.Kumbakudi Sudhakaran (Congress)
13.Dr Munisamy Thambidurai (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), Dhanapal Venugopal (DMK)
14.Aruna Kumar Vundavalli (Congress)

PAC members from Rajya Sabha include –

1.N Balaganga (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam),
2.Prasanta Chatterjee (Communist Party of India-Marxist)
3.Kalraj Mishra (BJP)
4.NK Singh (Janata Dal United)
5.Tiruchi Siva (DMK)
6.Prof SaifudDin Soz (Congress)

The Public Account Committee (PAC) meeting over the 2G spectrum scam report did not go smoothly.
Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party demanded a division and vote on the report.
committee Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP
insisted on speaking on the issue but the members started shouting and did not allow him to continue. Joshi then adjourned the meeting and walked out without voting on the 2G scam report that he had prepared.

the 11 members belonging to the Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party elected Congress MP Saifuddin Soz as the new PAC Chairman.

2G spectrum scam report prepared by PAC was rejected as 11 of the 21 members submitted written notes casting their votes against it.

The members wanted to how the people of India , citizens of India got the report,
How the report got leaked in advance?
The members demanded an enquiry into it.

Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said that "BJP wasted the time and money of the people and disrupted Parliament. I want to ask Murli Manohar Joshi how was the report leaked and who will take the responsibility of the leaked report. BJP has destroyed the institution of PAC,"


This is the one reform we Indians need to make in our political system.

We need a law that every committee report should be first placed on the internet, then it should be given to High Court or SC, then it should be given to Government of India or concert government of India authority.

Updated Sunday, May 01, 2011 – 2.20 PM –

Today BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi re-appointed as the Public Accounts Committee chairman for another term.
The Lok Sabha Speaker followed the convention of allowing the Leader of Opposition to pick a person of her choice after the term of the previous PAC ended yesterday.
Mr Joshi submitted his report to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on the last day of his term as head of the Committee yesterday.

BJP Leader Joshi said that "I have dispatched the report to the Lok Sabha Speaker's office. The Speaker should accept the report and table it in Parliament. The government should be accountable to the people as they have a right to know where and how the money was spent. It is the job if the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) job to find out where the money went."

Again here the problem is that law is not clear and got loopholes.
Good law is one which has simple language and which do not keep the scope of saying and using to be or not to be.


Reality Views by sm –
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Keywords Tag – PAC Report on 2G scam rejected Pac Chief Joshi Removed

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News from Washington




Tornado Hits; 40,000 Turkeys 'Run Amok'...

As if we need proof ...


OBAMA SHOWS LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE ...

IS IT REAL?

TRUMP TAKES CREDIT...

OBAMA: 'We do not have time for this kind of silliness'...

...JOKES WITH OPRAH ABOUT IT

...then off to NYC for campaign cash
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Chiz Escudero and Pops Fernandez Rumored Love Affair

After the controversial break up of Senator Chiz Escudero with his wife, Christine Flores, Chiz Escudero is now being linked to Pops Fernandez and currently being rumored for their love affairs. Earlier blog reports said that Chiz and Pops were spotted together at Mckinley Road in Makati City.


Pops Fernandez clarified the rumored love affair issues in the press conference of her concert entitled "Pops Fernandez in Fashion". As reported in TV Patrol, Pops was shocked when she heard about the issue because she doesn't even know Chiz in person. As quoted, she said

"I just woke up when I got a text and I just fell off my bed, only because I've never really met him"

Pops was also previously linked to Jojo Ochoa but she then clarified that these circulating issues are also hoax. 
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Times Now Expose interviews Kim Davy and Peter Understand Purulia Arms Drop Case in Depth

Times Now Expose interviews Kim Davy and Peter
Understand Purulia Arms Drop Case in Depth

Now in short I will again tell what happened –

Suggested Reading –
Part One –
Understand Purulia Arms Drop Case in Depth Time Line – Enemy inside India – Kim Davy and Peter the arm drop accused expose Times Now
http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/understand-purulia-arms-drop-case-in.html

Who were the seven members’s who dropped illegal arms in India in Purulia District.
Below are the names of accused that dropped illegal arms in India in Purulia District.



1.
Kim Davy – Danish Citizen

2.
Peter Bleach - British citizen

3.
Alexander klichine, - Latvian citizen

4.
Oleg gaidash – Latvian citizen

5.
Igor moskvitine - Latvian citizen

6.
Igor timmerman - Latvian citizen

7.
Evgueni antimenko - Latvian citizen

Seven persons brought the arms and ammunition in India and dropped them in Purulia.

British Government or British Spy Agency or British authorities before this incident already informed the Indian Government.

But sill the arms Consignment was dropped.

And criminals flew away and again they came into India and they got arrested.
But this time also mastermind Kim Davy the Danish citizen ran away by paying bribe to officials.

After this case later all the criminals total six criminals were arrested and convicted and given life imprisonment. Kim Davy ran away thus he was not punished in this case.

Indian Government tried to bring him from Denmark but still the proceedings are going on.

But later they were released using the loopholes which our Indian law system got.

This created lot of questions unanswered.

Now Times Now has brought Peter and Kim davy.

Kim Davy revealed about the arms drop and everything to Times Now interview

In this interview Kim Davy Said following –

1. I have not done anything wrong. Indian Government is trying to get me so I am here to and I feel its time to set the record straight.

2. Kim said that British Agency MI5 Inform about this to the Raw it is mentioned on their website.

3. The arms were meant for self-protection. It is my complete conviction that if I was tried in a court of law about the legality of dropping arms to protect people against state sponsored Communist terror, I would clear my name because it was legal defense against decades of murder, torture, rape by the CPI (M) in West Bengal.

4. Davy: Of course there were Indians involved. There were political forces at the centre. There have been for years MPs who had seen the atrocities committed against the people of Purulia district and 24 MPs had signed the petition to the President to intervene to try to protect these people, nothing happened. And finally central government saw and approved the plans to arm the defense of these innocent people.

5. Davy: The communication was between the British intelligence MI5 and RAW. There was a British ex-intelligence officer on board the plane. The Indian authorities knew the flight plan, the people on board, the cargo, the drop zone -- everything was known well in advance and approved well in advance.

6. It is a matter of public record that RAW was informed on three defined dates by MI5 about the arms drop, the people on board the plane, the drop zone everything was informed. This is a matter of public record. I don't know who in their right mind would fly a plane from the arch enemy of Pakistan into Indian airspace with a load of clandestine weapons without having it cleared by with the Indian authorities. It is unthinkable to do that.

7. Davy: Well, I was in direct contact with an MP who told me that he was in further contact with the Prime Minister's office and on the 16th of December I was called in Karachi by these people who told me that I had to finish the job within 48 hours otherwise the window that they had opened for me would be closed down again. So it was very clear that the communication was on time and clearly it was also defined. It was proven in the court case that the radar station concerned, the Military radar that could have detected this was turned off, was switched off and the order for this came from RAW. So don't take my word for it is what I am saying

8. these 15 years that has passed since, three Parliamentary Commissions in India have been commissioned regarding this but Nobody has ever seen the result of those.

9. Kim Davy - Davy: Well, first I was helped out of the airport in Mumbai and after that I was smuggled out of India to Nepal on the backseat of an MP's car. I can give you the full details and the latest dates when we talk again there was a car in front, a car behind with AK-47 holding guard, the whole way.

Now the Government of India has to answer all the questions which this interview has created.

Who was the Member of Parliament who helped Kim Davy?
What Government did in these 15 years?
What happened in this case?
For whom Kim Davy brought the arms in India?

When Kim Davy will be brought to India to punish him for his crime?

Like this every Indian has many questions.


But without this interview also we Indians in Heart know the truth and how it works.

Source -

Understand Purulia Arms Drop Case in Depth Time Line – Enemy inside India – Kim Davy and Peter the arm drop accused expose Times Now
http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/understand-purulia-arms-drop-case-in.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Purulia-Expos-Indias-best-kept-secret/articleshow/8106795.cms

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Keyword Tag – Kim Davy Interview question answer Times Now

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Charice to sing National Anthem in Pacquiao-Mosley Boxing Fight

Philippine’s most popular young singer Charice Pempengco will sing the Philippine National Anthem in the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley showdown at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 7.

It was Pacquiao who handpicked Charice to sing “Lupang Hinirang,” according to the Filipino boxing icon’s advisor, Michael Koncz. This had been done by the boxing during his previous fights in which the singing of the anthem has always been as controversial as the fight itself.

Michael Koncz declared they talked to Charice in Los Angeles regarding the singing of the anthem and as expected, Charice felt grateful for the opportunity. Fact is Charice is already excited to sing before millions of boxing enthusiasts from around the world who are expected to tune in to the much anticipated fight as evidenced by her Twitter post thanking Manny Pacquiao for having chosen her.

In 2009, Charice sang the national anthem in Pacquiao's fight with British boxer Ricky Hatton. Team Pacquiao is also honored having Charice as Pacquiao himself is a fan of the international singing sensation.
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Understand Purulia Arms Drop Case in Depth Time Line – Enemy inside India – Kim Davy and Peter the arm drop accused expose

Understand Purulia Arms Drop Case in Depth Time Line – Enemy inside India – Kim Davy and Peter the arm drop accused expose Times Now

18 December 1995 –
A weapon consignment was dropped by the Kim Davy and his team from the sky over Joupur Jhalda area under Purulia District of west Bengal.
Next morning consignment of arms was found.

What is the real of Kim Davy?
The real name of the Kim Davy is Niels Christian Nielsen

Who were the seven members’s who dropped illegal arms in India in Purulia District.
Below are the names of accused that dropped illegal arms in India in Purulia District.


1.
Kim Davy – Danish Citizen

2.
Peter Bleach - British citizen

3.
Alexander klichine, - Latvian citizen

4.
Oleg gaidash – Latvian citizen

5.
Igor moskvitine - Latvian citizen

6.
Igor timmerman - Latvian citizen

7.
Evgueni antimenko - Latvian citizen

Below is the photo of Peter Bleach and other accused in Jail.


All the seven accused person who dropped illegal arms in India were arrested except Kim Davy
who escaped from airport.

The Court found all of them Guilty and gave them Life Imprisonment.

Peter Bleach - British citizen – was a Special Air Service operative turned mercenary who was based in Yorkshire and involved in arms dealing
Mr Bleach, who ran an arms supply company called Aeroserve UK.

Antonov An-26 aircraft a Latvian aircraft dropped a large consignment of arms including several hundred AK-47 rifles and more than a million rounds of ammunition over a large area in Jhalda, Ghatanga, Belamu, Maramu villages of Purulia district

After few days again the same plane reentered into the Indian Territory airspace it was intercepted by the Indian Air Force MiG-21 and forced to land in Mumbai.
Then he was arrested. He was accused of parachuting crates of assault rifles, rocket launchers and grenades from a cargo plane.

Mr Bleach says he told his local North Yorkshire Police Special Branch about the planned delivery in August 1995 - as soon as he discovered it was illegal.

That time it was said that arms were intended for the socio-spiritual organization Ananda Marga (Sanskrit for "The Path of Bliss").

December 17, 1995
An Antonov AN 26 Latvian Aircraft carrying Peter Bleach, Kim Peter Davy, a five-member Latvian crew and a still-at-large South African - Daya M. Anand alias Deepak, flies into India from Karachi. The plane lands at Varanasi airport and refuels.

The Aircraft stays parked at Varanasi Airport for over seven hours while Davy, Deepak and Latvian cargo handler tie the crates containing weapons to cargo parachutes.

Mysteriously there is no move to seize the plane despite intelligence from Britain on three occasions of an imminent arms drop

December 18 1995 –

The plane digresses from an approved flight path and drops its deadly cargo over Jhalda in Purulia district.

Strangely the Radar at a local IAF air base doesn’t catch the straying plane. Some say the radar was switched off. The Plane then rejoins the approved flight path and lands for refueling at Calcutta Airport. Mysteriously there is no move to seize it despite prior information

1995 - British authorities informed to the Indian authorities in November 1995, five weeks before the arms drop took place.

December 19-21, 1995 –
Sahar Airport ATC is alerted by the Air Force in Delhi that a plane is flying over its territory without authorization. Fear of collision with incoming aircraft prompts ATC Sahar to ask the AN-26B to land.

The Customs, ignorant of the Purulia case, nab Bleach and five others on charges of hiding the seventh person - Kim Davy, who is named in the flight manifest but is already missing. Davy claims he had jumped the wall of the airport and made a break.

Over the next three days Kim Davy and the others stay in Puket in Thailand. While there they get approval for return flight to Karachi flying over Indian Air space touching at Calcutta. This despite an IB Alert at all Indian Airports detailing call sign and description of the aircraft

July 1993 – BBC news reported that In Delhi there was a Congress government and in West Bengal there was a Communist government and the two are not the best of friends.

"And I think somebody saw this report from the British and I think it's possible somebody decided to take advantage of this."

An armed insurgency in West Bengal would have allowed Delhi to have impose direct rule on the state and oust the ruling Communists.

Peter Bleach and the aircrew - two of whom are seriously ill - face a trial that experts say could last for ten years, since there are hundreds of witnesses to be heard.

After six months of sporadic hearings, the trial has heard from just six witnesses.

Mr Bleach tells the programme: "I'm not guilty. I've seen it said in the newspapers that it would be a shame if I hang for my naivety.

"I don't think it should be naive to report a terrorist incident and expect the police to do something about it. But apparently it is.

"I think it's extraordinary that you can obey the law and end up in jail for reporting a terrorist incident."

The programme also says the man behind the plot, Niels Christian Nielson, used the stolen identity of Kim Davy throughout his dealings with Peter Bleach.

He also forced Mr Bleach onto the plane which dropped the arms.

Nielson, a Dane, is a 'monk' in the Ananda Marga, and is one of Interpol's most wanted men.

The international force says he has 46 known aliases, and is wanted for questioning in a number of countries about smuggling, money laundering and forgery.

Investigations by the BBC have revealed that the arms were on their way to a religious sect called Ananda Marga.

The organisation carries out humanitarian aid in some of the world's poorest areas, but has a darker side. It is based in West Bengal and for years has been at odds with the Communist government there.

The programme also says the man behind the plot, Niels Christian Nielson, used the stolen identity of Kim Davy throughout his dealings with Peter Bleach.

He also forced Mr Bleach onto the plane which dropped the arms.

Nielson, a Dane, is a 'monk' in the Ananda Marga, and is one of Interpol's most wanted men.

What exactly happened in this case is no one knows.

July 22 2000 –
The Latvians were released on July 22, 2000, following an order of the president of India granting remission of the sentence of imprisonment and fine, so far not paid.
The Latvians were convicted on February 2 last year but released on a presidential pardon on July 22, the same year.

June 21, 2003 –
Union home minister L.K.Advani's statement at a press conference in London last Tuesday that there are certain "legal difficulties" in the way of release of British convict Peter Bleach has raised questions. Bleach is now lodged in the Alipore Central Jail in Kolkata Advani had stated that he would have to talk to the Union law ministry to find a way out.

January 31, 2004 - By TNN –
The West Bengal government indicated that it might take till February 5 for formal withdrawal of the cases pending against Bleach. The Presidential order remitting Bleach's remaining sentence in the Purulia arms drop case was received by the state government on Friday evening.

August 11, 2010 - TNN –
NEW DELHI: CBI is finally all set to extradite Danish national Niels Holks alias Kim Davy (47), who is the main accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case. Davy, who has been on the run since the incident on December 17 in 1995, was arrested by the Danish authorities on April 9, based on the red corner notice issued by Interpol. CBI officials said once Davy is extradited, he would face trial in the case, where a Calcutta court had already convicted six people for life in 2000.

December 10, 2010 - By TNN
KOLKATA: The Bengal home department has submitted an undertaking to the Union home ministry, assuring that its prisons would be safe and secure and free from human rights violations if Kim Davy, one of the accused in the Purulia arms drop case of 1995, is to be housed in a prison here.
The Centre had asked the Bengal government to explain the condition in the state's prisons. The undertaking would be handed over to the CBI which is handling the case. The assurance was submitted by state home secretary G D Gautama and AGD Prisons BD Sharma who attended a meeting in Delhi on Wednesday at the Union home ministry.

June 17, 2007 - By PTI
NEW DELHI: The Ministry of External Affairs is in the process of sending a note to Denmark seeking extradition of Kim Davy, the main accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, with an assurance that he will be repatriated to that country to serve any prison term following his possible conviction in India. Relenting to pressure from Danish authorities, New Delhi may give an executive assurance to Copenhagen that Davy will not be sentenced to death for any offence committed by him in India and that he will be repatriated to Denmark to serve any prison sentence after his trial, official sources said.

2004 –
All the accused persons in this case are free only remaining accused is only Kim Davy.
Davy was allegedly the mastermind in dropping arms and ammunition over Purulia on the night of December 17, 1995 from an AN-26 Aircraft. Although Davy managed to flee by bribing officials at Mumbai airport, six others including Peter Bleach of England and five Latvians were arrested. Their sentences were, however, remitted following diplomatic pressure.

Interrogation of the accused had revealed that Kim Davy was the mastermind behind the entire operation but had managed to flee.

Suggesting Reading -
Part 2 Last Part
Times Now Expose interviews Kim Davy and Peter Understand Purulia Arms Drop Case in Depth
http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/times-now-expose-interviews-kim-davy.html


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MI5 RAW Indian MP Government

Sources –

http://news.bbc.co.uk
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Andre Maurois: never be afraid

"Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment."
-- Andre Maurois
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Poll Result: who's your favourite resurrected character?


Last week I asked you to vote for your favourite resurrected fictional character (i.e a character who "cheated clinical death".) There were 52 votes, with the results below:

ONE VOTES - 1.92%
The Crow's Eric Draven, RoboCop's Alex Murphy, Alien's Ellen Ripley, X-Men's Jean Grey & Torchwood's Owen Harper, Misfits' Nathan Young, Skulduggery Pleasant & 24's Jack Bauer (who was revived after his heart stopped beating in season 2.)

5. Herrick, Kenny & Spock – 3.85%
Quite surprised by the support for Being Human's vampire Herrick, seeing as his resurrection wasn't popular with some fans. Fun to see South Park's Kenny make the top 5, as he dies in nearly every episode and his resurrection is never actually explained. Spock is by far the best choice here, as his return to life after an iconic death scene in Star Trek II became the basis for the entire third movie.

4. Gandalf – 11.54%
Gandalf the Grey was apparently killed in a free-fall punch-up with the Balrog in The Fellowship Of The Ring, but returned as Gandalf the White for The Two Towers -- wielding such awesome magical powers as... um, the ability to reflect light into the eyes of enemies with his staff. Yeah, he's overrated.

3. Arnold J. Rimmer – 13.46%
Red Dwarf's vending machine attendant died with the rest of the mining ship's crew after a radiation leak he caused, only to be resurrected 3,000,000 years later as a sentient hologram based on the memories of his physical self. But he was still a smeg head.

2. Buffy Summers – 17.31%
I don't know the circumstances behind Buffy's death, as I never watched Buffy The Vampire Slayer that much in the '90s. But she did die. Um, temporarily. Anyone wanna fill us in, without spoiling things too much?

1. The Doctor – 30.77%
The obvious choice, certainly. Technically you can argue The Doctor never actually dies -- he just regenerates before he physically expires, to repair life-threatening injuries. But, for the purposes of this lighthearted poll, most people believe Time Lords resurrect themselves. So far, The Doctor has done this 10 times since the character was introduced 48 years ago.
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I smell a conspiracy



Through the looking glass.
President Obama was actually born, we now know, because he has at last released his birth certificate. I'm holding out on releasing mine until The Donald plays his hand.

Everything would seem to be A-OK now, so we can get back to the business of running the country into the ground. However, I'm not satisfied. I don't think the whole truth has been revealed.

For
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RIP - Last Typewriter Making Company Godrej and Boyce Closed in Mumbai – Death of Typewriters

RIP - Last Typewriter Making Company Godrej and Boyce
Closed in Mumbai – Death of Typewriters

In India nearly all the typewriter making companies have already closed their business.
Only one company was remaining that was Godrej and Boyce from Mumbai which was making Typewriters in Mumbai India.


Godrej and Boyce have shut down its production plant in Mumbai, India which was manufacturing Typewriters.

The Godrej and Boyce began production in the 1950s
It was still selling 50,000 models annually in the early 1990s, Up to year 2009 Godrej used to sell around 10,000 typewriters but now they do not have orders.
But last year it sold less than 800 machines.

Its said that this was the last company in the world which was making Type writers and but I came to know on internet there is possibility that in china, Indonesia and in Japan few companies are making typewriters.

As those articles did not mention the name of the companies who are still making the Typewriters I assume that the Godrej was the last company of the world.

And confirm that it was the India’s last typewriter making company which closed its business because of lack of orders.


And currently company got only 200 Typewriters in their possession with Arabic language.

Today also in India if you visit in the Courts you will find the people with typewriter and typing affidavits for the poor people.

Another Problem in India is Many government job require the certificate showing that the person knows the typing.

Today also in Pune City there are classes who are teaching English Typing, Marathi Typing.

But death of Typewriter will cause lot of pain to poor people of India as we do not have electricity supply on which we can depend.


A prototype of the typewriter was introduced in 1714 by Henry Mill, but the first mass-produced typewriter came in 1868 when Christopher Latham Sholes, a printer-publisher from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, patented the device.

If you know any company which is manufacturing Typewriters for sell please mention it in the comment.


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Ulhasnagar 200 Illegal mobile towers loss of Revenue or Tax to the tune of Crores Rupees to UMC

Ulhasnagar 200 Illegal mobile towers loss of Revenue or Tax
to the tune of Crores Rupees to UMC

Ulhasnagar civic body has not given permission to the single tower in Ulhasnagar.

Nearly 200 towers are installed in on the terrace of several Ulhasnagar buildings, posing health hazards to lakhs of residents, are illegal.



The civic body officials say that they do not have power to take action against the offenders.

UMC's health department official S Pawar said that "The civic body has not given permission to a single tower situated in Ulhasnagar, so all the towers installed in the area are illegal,"

According to Prem Jha, an RTI official in Ulhasnagar, "If these mobile towers were granted permission as per the rule, the UMC coffers would have been filled from the crores of rupees collected from the service providers.

Ashok Kumar Rankhamb, the UMC commissioner, said, that we have sent a letter to the High Court on April 20 seeking orders to demolish these illegal towers. We are waiting for the reply. As and when we get the order, we will take action immediately."

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Know details and see the photo copy of President Obama’s birth Certificate President Obama birth certificate released by White House

Know details and see the photo copy of President Obama’s birth
Certificate President Obama birth certificate released by White House

On Wednesday, White House released President Barack Obama’s birth certificate
For which American citizens as well as world was eager to see that.

Below are the details from the President Barack Obama’s birth Certificate –
State Of Hawaii certificate of live birth file number 151
Department of health 61 10641


Childs First Name –
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II
Birth Date
August 4 1961 time 7.24 PM
Name of Hospital –
Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu.
Full Name of Father - BARCK HUSSEIN OBAMA
RACE OF Father – African
Age of Father – 25
Birthplace – Kenya East Africa
Full Maiden name of Mother –
STANLEY ANN DUNHAM
Race of Mother – Caucasian
Age of Mother – 18
Birth Place - Wichita

President Barack Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961 in the Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu.

Below is the Photo copy of President Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate –



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But will my nose fall off?

I have a long list of annoying things about TV commercials. It starts with drug spots that inform me that some people taking this drug have keeled over and died. After they develop disgusting, oozing rashes. And a leg falls off.

It includes the UPS bits extolling the virtues of "logistics." I think they want me to get sentimental about this abstract piece of doing business. Some viewers who
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Apr 27, 2011

'THE KILLING' 1.5 – "Super 8"


This fifth episode avoided the emerging formula of proving the innocence of last week's prime suspect in Act I, but otherwise it was business as usual. The Killing continues to have an immersive, sodden atmosphere that's strangely alluring, but it's about time the characters started to become the main reason to stick around. And while I like Mireille Enos' measured performance more than most, it would be helpful if the writers started to give her character more dynamism. Dropping vague references about a past case Linden was involved with, that assumedly echoes this current one, isn't enough..

I want to feel swept up in the investigation and eager for Linden to find Rosie's killer, but right now the drama remains on a low simmer. This was fine to set the scene and draw us into this dingy world, but it's about time the story and characters started to grab you by the throat. I've heard amazing things about the Danish version's pace and compelling lead investigator, so it's a shame if the US remake's not measuring up to that -- especially as it's assumedly telling the same 20-episode story in half the time. If the plot's being condensed that much, shouldn't the story be rocketing along as we approach the halfway mark?

Overview:

  • Cracks appeared in the behaviour of the Larsen kids; Denny (Seth Isaac Johnson) left the house unaccompanied to buy milk to eat his sister Rosie's favourite cereal "Bits N' Pieces" (an apt allusion to the clue gathering), and Tom (Evan Bird) has started wetting the bed.
  • Holder (Joel Kinnaman) and Linden (Enos) interviewed teacher Bennet Ahmed (Brandon Jay McLaren), who claimed his letters to Rosie were just innocent correspondence ("intellectual discourse"), but couldn't corroborate his alibi that he returned home on Halloween because his wife (a former student of his) was away while he refurbished their house.
  • Richmond (Billy Campbell) was advised by aide/lover Gwen (Kristin Lehman) to reverse their campaign's fortunes by asking Rosie's parents to appear in a commercial with him. However, he decided against such a crass act and instead offered genuine condolence to Mitch (Michelle Forbes) at a supermarket, sympathizing with her situation and likening it to when he lost his wife.
  • Stan was told by his friend Belko that customers are cancelling removal dates because they're finding it difficult to face him, and later asked Belko to find out who the police have been interviewing at Rosie's school. It looks like Stan's getting antsy over the lack of progress and wants to find his own form of justice.
  • Linden and Holder watch a Super 8 video Rosie made before her death, supplied to them by Ahmed as proof she was a creative person he just wanted to inspire, and notice a reflected face in the images. Who was she filming? The secret lover/friend who killed her?
  • Jamie told Richmond that he believes Gwen is the mole in his campaign team, planted by Mayor Adams (Tom Butler.) However, after Jamie's meeting with Adams and his campaign manager Benjamin Abani (Colin Lawrence), Adams himself mentions how he caught Councilwoman Yitanes (Lee Garlington) trying to put a mole in his camp, so likely tried to same tactic successfully with Richmond. Gwen once worked for Yitanes, so becomes the prime suspect, but it turned out communications aide Nathan Patrick was the mole. Richmond exposed the deception and managed to keep Yitanes endorsement by threatening her with a prison sentence for the felony.
  • Linden and Holder interviewed Bennet Ahmed's pregnant wife Amber at their home, with Linden slinking away to a room containing plastic sheeting and a tub of ammonium hydroxide -- a floor cleaning chemical which can be used to clean bodies of incriminating evidence and was detected on Rosie's body.
Suspects:

  • Ahmed is still the prime suspect after two episodes, but it's too easy if he's the killer, as we're not even halfway through the season. It must be simple coincidence that he used ammonium hydroxide on his floors, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding him (canceling the professional floor cleaners, calling his wife from a cell-phone) are just bad luck. I won't really take any suspects seriously until around episode 9, which is a problem for this show and its long-form format.
  • Are we looking for a professional killer who knew how to scrub a dead body of forensic evidence using ammonium hydroxide, as Larsen now suspects? Was Rosie sexually assaulted after all? If this is the work of a serial killer, are there old cases that match Rosie's fate in the Washington area?
  • Gwen is off the hook as the mole, but appears to have been unfaithful to Richmond (once sleeping with the man she's just hired to shoot their campaign video.)
  • Mayor Adams, or a member of his campaign team, could still be the murderer, having killed as a means to ruin Richmond's chances. But is that too heartless?
  • Whoever accompanied Rosie while she was making her Super 8 video can also be considered a suspect, but we have no idea who that might be. It still seems more than likely her killer was someone she knew, though. The dominance of butterflies in Rosie's film, together with the giant butterfly collage on her bedroom wall, has me suspecting lepidopterist's in the Seattle area...
  • If it is a serial killer, do you think the culprit is someone Linden has investigated before? Her fiancé Rick (Callum Keith Rennie) seems very concerned that this case is stoking memories of something from Linden's past that's best forgotten, so maybe she failed to catch a killer who's now resumed his work?
Summation:

"Super 8" was the worst episode of The Killing that's aired so far, mainly because it focused so much on the political subplot which doesn't feel very relevant to the murder investigation, although it is less predictable. The fact it exists is either a clever but frustrating distraction from the murder case, or a clear sign someone on Richmond or the Mayor's payroll is the killer. It's also becoming a more noticeable chore to get through scenes where the Larsen's show their grief, which sometimes overshadows the fine work being done by Forbes and Sexton. The latter's private restroom meltdown after viewing his daughter's body, now dressed for her funeral, was excellent, but we're in danger of becoming desensitized or bored by scenes like this.

Hopefully the funeral will mark a noticeable turning point, and there's already a sign that Stan's about to take matters into his own hands rather than sit back and wait for the cops to solve the case. It's a tough one, because to be realistic the show has to show the Larsen's going through hell, but there's only so much of that an audience can take before it starts becoming too much of a downer. Unfortunately, the format of The Killing means there's unlikely to be a curative boost of positive emotion until the killer's caught, probably in the finale. Although there's some doubt The Killing's even going to end the story this season, and the case may rumble into next year, Twin Peaks-style.

Aside:

  • What's up with Holder? Celibate for six months? Taking receipt of packages of money? Delivering said money to the mailbox of a woman with two children? My guess is he's giving anonymous money to his estranged family.
written by Jeremy Doner / directed by Phil Abraham / 24 April 2011 / AMC
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