How NASA Uses Photoshop for Epic Galaxy Photographs

From: PetaPixel

Those epic photographs of stars and galaxies that you see on sites like NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day don’t actually look like that straight out of the camera. Instead, a good deal of post-processing magic goes into each photograph. How much magic? Countless black and white photographs shot with different cameras are carefully weaved together, and color is added to enhance the final image. The video above gives a quick and interesting two minute tour of how they post-processed one particular photo in Photoshop.

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Fukushima meltdown update: Cesium in the soil, ocean waters contaminated and fuel core meltdown now under way

By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor
March 31 – Here are the latest developments on the Fukushima catastrophe, including quotes from a well-known physicist who is now raising the alarm over “three raging meltdowns” at the Fukushima complex. • As the…

UK grocers adopt humorously illegitimate certification program for ‘sustainable’ GM soy

By Jonathan Benson, staff writer
March 31 – The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS), a group that claims to promote “responsible soy production,” is now allowing UK grocers that stock products containing genetically-modified (GM) soy to…

Fukushima disaster escalates with reports of plutonium in soil, radioactive water spilling into ocean

By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
March 31 – All the indicators of a full-fledged nuclear fallout of epic proportions seem to be falling into place as officials at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have now announced that deadly plutonium has been…

Japan radiation detected in at least 15 states and in milk samples in Washington state

By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
March 30 – Radioactive isotopes unique to the Fukushima disaster are now being detected in at least 15 US states, according to recent reports from CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/28/radiation.us/index.html). And…

Dr. Emoto requests assistance for Japan in the form of prayer and positive intention

By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor
March 31 – Dr. Emoto, the scientist famous for documenting and sharing “the memory of water,” has put out a global call for assistance with the Fukushima catastrophe in Japan. We’re publishing this at NaturalNews because…

Study: Antioxidant blend protects against radioactive DNA damage

By Jonathan Benson, staff writer
March 31 – New research presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Chicago, Ill., has revealed the incredible power of antioxidants to protect the body against the damaging effects…

Unconstitutional vaccine rights bills keep coming

By Alan Phillips, J.D.
March 31 – Recently, Washington State voted to pass SB 5005, a law making doctors the gatekeepers of all vaccine exemptions — medical, religious and philosophical. This law was passed despite SB 5005’s Constitutional…

Eskimo study shows power of omega-3s to protect health, even in obese

By S. L. Baker, features writer
March 31 – Overweight and worried about your health risks? You should be. Obesity has become an epidemic in the US and it goes hand in hand with a host of other modern-day “epidemics”, including diabetes and heart disease…

Gardasil and Cervarix: Are strains targeted by the vaccines replaced by other HPV viruses?

By Rosemary Mathis, Director of SANE VAX, INC.
March 31 – Immunologist Charlotte Haug, MD PhD, MSc and Editor-in-Chief, Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening (The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association) raises an interesting question that has yet to be considered…

Food and Consciousness on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour

By Jonathan Landsman
March 31 – Why are there so many problems in our world? More importantly, how can we create real solutions? The answer may surprise you. The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents The World Peace Diet – Eating for Spiritual Health…

Food manufacturers continue to disguise inflation by gradually shrinking product sizes

By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
March 31 – It is a tactic that has been long employed to avoid having to directly raise prices for consumers, but one that has become increasingly more obvious in recent days. In response to rapid inflation and rising…

Farmers and consumer groups file lawsuit against USDA over GM alfalfa approval

By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
March 31 – The heinously irresponsible — and by many accounts illegal — decision by the US Department of Agriculture to approve Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa will likely go down in history as the single…

Fukushima beyond point of no return as radioactive core melts through containment vessel

By Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor
March 30 – The battle to save the Fukushima nuclear power plant now appears lost as the radioactive core from Reactor No. 2 has melted through the containment vessel and dropped into the concrete basement of the reactor…

Technological breakthrough could generate free power for portable devices using simple body movements

By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
March 30 – Imagine never again having to charge your mobile phone or portable music device using a wall plug and batteries, but instead be able to charge such devices simply by moving your body. Scientists from the Georgia…

Fluoride spill at water facility literally burns holes in parking lot cement

By Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
March 30 – A recent chemical spill at a water treatment facility in Rock Island, Ill., required the assistance of an emergency relief crew decked in the very same type of hazmat suits being worn by workers at the Fukushima…

The number one health destroyer is all natural

By Mike Bundrant
March 30 – It is linked to nearly every major disease and multiple non-lethal conditions that plague us. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, high blood pressure, peptic ulcers, headaches, chronic anxiety, depression…

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Is Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama More Brutal than Bush?

From: Infowars

Washington’s Blog
March 31, 2011

Bush is correctly regarded as a lying, war-mongering, torturing tyrant.

Is Nobel peace prize winner Obama even worse?

Many governments, U.S. congressmen and other individuals have demanded that Obama return his Nobel peace prize for bombing Libya without congressional approval.

Bush got us into 2 wars to protect our strategic national interests in … er … broccoli. Obama just got us into a third war for the same reason. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq was met with large protests. Similarly, most Americans didn’t want Obama to get involved in Libya.

The Bush administration funded terrorist groups (and see confirming articles here and here). Obama is allegedly funding terrorist groups in Iran, and is now aiding the Libyan “rebels”, even though there are allegations that 1,000 of them are Al Qaeda radicals (and there are some indications that their leader is a CIA asset).

Obama has increased the number of drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Indeed, most people who have looked at the numbers believe that Obama has killed many more civilians with drone attacks than Bush did using the same method.

The Brookings Institution noted in 2009:

Critics correctly find many problems with this program, most of all the number of civilian casualties the strikes have incurred. Sourcing on civilian deaths is weak and the numbers are often exaggerated, but more than 600 civilians are likely to have died from the attacks. That number suggests that for every militant killed, 10 or so civilians also died.

And drone strikes are often based on scant evidence in the first place. And killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism (and see this).

Former constitutional law teacher Glenn Greenwald says that – in his defense of state secrecy, illegal spying, preventative detention, harassment of whistleblowers and other issues of civil liberties – Obama is even worse than Bush.

Indeed, Obama has authorized “targeted assassinations” against U.S. citizens. Even Bush didn’t openly do something so abhorrent to the rule of law.

Obama is trying to expand spying well beyond the Bush administration’s programs. Indeed, the Obama administration is arguing that citizens should never be able to sue the government for illegal spying.

Obama’s indefinite detention policy is an Orwellian nightmare, which will create more terrorists.

And as I noted in 2009, in a post entitled “Can Nobel Prize Winner Obama At LEAST Stop the Torture?”:

You may assume that things have changed after President Obama was sworn in.

However, the Obama Department of Justice is trying to protect torture memo writer John Yoo. As constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley notes:

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Whether or not Obama is worse than Bush, he’s just as bad.

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Canon, Nikon and Sony in bad shape from disaster

From: Canon Rumors

The Bad News [CR2]

March 29, 2011

Delays?
Not hearing a lot of positive things about current products and new products because of the Japanese earthquake.

The latest info I’ve received says all of Canon, Nikon and Sony are still unsure what the near future is going to bring.

Canon may be in fact delaying new product announcements. I was told every executive within Canon is being told to “prepare for the worst”. Sales reps are being told not to say anything.

I do not personally know anything about the rolling blackouts and “dead zone” expansion in Japan around Canon manufacturing facilities.

I’ve received no word whether or not Canon is looking at moving some manufacturing to different countries.

Pricing Rising
As  a lot of you have probably noticed, camera equipment is getting more expensive and disappearing from shelves. There’s lots of out of stock items around various stores.

A lot of retailers are getting or close to getting MSRP for camera stuff. This is not going to change quickly.

All rebate programs that were planned have been cancelled for the most part. I’m still looking around to see if any are still a go.

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FUKUSHIMA 50: WE EXPECT TO DIE

From: foxnews.com

Japan’s Nuclear Rescuers: ‘Inevitable Some of Them May Die Within Weeks’

Speaking tearfully through an interpreter by phone, the mother of a 32-year-old worker said: “My son and his colleagues have discussed it at length and they have committed themselves to die if necessary to save the nation.

“He told me they have accepted they will all probably die from radiation sickness in the short term or cancer in the long-term.”

The woman spoke to Fox News on the condition of anonymity because, she said, plant workers had been asked by management not to communicate with the media or share details with family members in order to minimize public panic.

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Al-Qaeda Pentagon begun and run: A tool to foment crisis that allows the globalists to offer up a solution — PROBLEM > REACTION > SOLUTION

Al-Qaeda 100% Pentagon Run

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http://www.infowars.com/al-qaeda-100-pentagon-run/

In a special video address, Alex Jones terms the al Qaeda intelligence operation a ‘swiss army knife’ for destabilization. Simply put, it is a tool to foment crisis that allows the globalists to offer up a solution. The shadowy enemy supposedly run by Osama bin Laden and top jihadists like Anwar al-Awlaki is really run out of U.S. foreign policy and the Pentagon. It is perhaps government’s greatest hoax… and one of the oldest tricks in the book.

For the average person who has lived through the phony ‘War on Terror’, a post-9/11 age of fear that has swirled around the persona of bin Laden, it may be quite confusing to now read headlines like Libya: the West and al-Qaeda on the same side. Indeed the rebel forces trying to topple Gaddafi admittedly include thousands of al Qaeda forces while enjoying total backing– weapons, planes, funding and forces– from the U.S., Britain, NATO and other allies.