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Greece's Creditors Deify Themselves in Their New "Chariot of the Gods"

Goodbye Troika: Germany Rides into Its Greek Colony on the "Quadriga"

Via: www.zerohedge.com/news/2015...y-quadriga

With creditors' motorcades having officially returned to the streets of Athens in the wake of Greek lawmakers' approval of the second set of bailout prior actions last Wednesday, tensions are understandably high.

After all, these are the same "institutions" which Yanis Varoufakis famously booted from Greece after Syriza swept to power in January, and they've come to represent the oppression of the Greek people and are now a symbol of the country's debt servitude.

Although an absurd attempt was made to rebrand the dreaded "troika" earlier this year, the new and rather amorphous moniker - "the institutions" - never really stuck and perhaps because everyone involved felt the need to put a new name to the group that Greeks regard as the scourge of the Aegean in order to make negotiators feel safer on their trips to Athens, creditors have now added the ESM to their collective and rebranded themselves "The Quadriga."

Apparently (and unfortunately), this is not a joke. Here's MNI:

The source from the Commission also noted that the group formerly known as Troika is now being renamed as "Quadriga", to note the inclusion of the ESM in the talks.

"Quadriga is the name inspired by Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker for the new Greek project" the Commission source said, adding that "the EU side is a bit nervous of not knowing the IMF stance."

We assume the reference to the IMF's "stance" there refers to the size of the bailout and the prospects for debt relief and not to the new nickname choice, but whatever the case, here's the definition of "quadriga" from Wikipedia:

A quadriga (Latin quadri-, four, and iugum, yoke) is a car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast (the Roman Empire's equivalent of Ancient Greek tethrippon). It was raced in the Ancient Olympic Games and other contests. It is represented in profile as the chariot of gods and heroes on Greek vases and in bas-relief. The quadriga was adopted in ancient Roman chariot racing. Quadrigas were emblems of triumph; Victory and Fame often are depicted as the triumphant woman driving it. In classical mythology, the quadriga is the chariot of the gods; Apollo was depicted driving his quadriga across the heavens, delivering daylight and dispersing the night.

We're not sure what's more ironic there, the fact that an image which once appeared on Greek ceramics is now the symbol of serfdom or the fact that it's the "chariot of the gods", who in this case would be eurocrats and IMF officials.

As amusing - and somewhat sad - as this is, perhaps the most tragically ironic part of the entire rebranding effort is that one of the most significant representations of a quadriga the world over sits atop the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Behold Greece, the new symbol of your perpetual debt slavery:
Mon, July 27, 2015 - 7:44 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Britain: Chairman of the Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee Filmed Snorting Cocaine with Prostitutes

Via: www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-33667676

Lord Sewel quits as Lords deputy speaker after drug claims

Lord Sewel is facing a police inquiry after quitting as House of Lords deputy speaker over a video allegedly showing him taking drugs with prostitutes.

Lords Speaker Baroness D'Souza said he had also quit as chairman of the Lords privileges and conduct committee in the wake of the Sun on Sunday's story.

The footage showed him snorting powder from a woman's breasts with a £5 note.

Baroness D'Souza said his behaviour was "shocking and unacceptable" and that she was referring him to the police.

"Lord Sewel has this morning resigned as chairman of committees. The House of Lords will continue to uphold standards in public life and will not tolerate departure from these standards," she said.

"These serious allegations will be referred to the House of Lords commissioner for standards and the Metropolitan Police for investigation as a matter of urgency."

In the footage, Lord Sewel, who is married, also discusses the Lords' allowances system.

The peer is yet to comment on the claims.

As chairman of committees, the crossbench peer also chaired the privileges and conduct committee, and was responsible for enforcing standards in the Lords.

The role, which comes with an £84,500 salary, meant he was in charge of proceedings when the Lords considered a bill at committee stage, and was automatically made a deputy speaker.

Biography

Name: John Buttifant Sewel
Age: 69
Title: Lord Sewel, of Gilcomstoun in Aberdeen
Educated at Durham and Aberdeen universities
Worked as a lecturer at Aberdeen University
Joined the House of Lords in 1996
Lords career: Parliamentary under Secretary of State, Scottish Office, 1997-1999, opposition Scotland spokesman 2010, elected chairman of committees in 2012
UK representative to Nato Parliamentary Assembly, 1999-2002
Lord Sewel served as a minister in the Scotland office under Tony Blair's Labour government.

The Sewel convention, which applies to the relationship between Westminster and the Scottish government, is named after him.

He has been a member of the Lords since 1996, and is a former senior vice principal of the University of Aberdeen.

In a recent blog for the Huffington Post, he said the Lords had taken "major steps" to "protect its reputation and punish misconduct by its members".

He highlighted the new power of peers to suspend for any length of time or expel a member who had misbehaved.

Media caption MP John Mann: "Lord Sewel has no choice but to resign from the House of Lords"
Labour MP John Mann called for Lord Sewel to resign from the House of Lords.

He said: "When it comes to conduct the House of Lords has been a law unto itself and now we have the chairman of the conduct committee in the House of Lords, the number two figure in the House of Lords, caught in this scandal.

"It's absolutely shocking and he needs to go."
Mon, July 27, 2015 - 7:31 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

‘He Could Have Been Working for Anyone,’ Attorney Says of Mystery Man with Palisades Weapons Cache

Via: ktla.com/2015/07/23/je...weapons-cache/

The mystery around a Los Angeles man whose decomposing body was found in an SUV near a home filled with 1,200 guns, tons of ammunition and $230,000 in cash was only deepening Thursday.

Identified by an attorney for his fiancée as Jeffrey Alan Lash, 60, the man apparently acted secretively for years, never explaining to those around him exactly what he did for a living.

When he died in early July after collapsing in a Santa Monica grocery store parking lot, Lash refused to go to a hospital or let anyone call 911, celebrity defense attorney Harlan Braun said in an interview with KTLA Wednesday evening.

Braun represents Lash’s fiancée, Catherine Nebron, who fled to Oregon with an employee after leaving Lash’s body parked in an SUV outside her home in the Palisades Highlands development of upscale Pacific Palisades. The disappearance of that employee, 39-year-old Dawn VadBunker, in turn prompted a missing person investigation from Oxnard police. VadBunker was found safe in Oregon, but has not contacted her family, her mother said.

VadBunker believes that Lash is an alien-human hybrid who was sent to Earth to protect the world, her mother told KTLA.

“It’s worse than a ‘Twilight Zone’ movie, and we’ve lived through hell,” Laura VadBunker said.

Meanwhile, Nebron returned to her home and was horrified to find the body of a man she had been with for 17 years still in the parked vehicle, Braun said. She contacted Braun with her story, asking him to call police on her behalf.

Lash had told Nebron that the “undercover government agencies” he worked for would take care of his body after he died, according to Braun.

“It’s a very strange situation. She still believes it, to her core, that he was working for some government agency,” Braun said. “These stories sound so crazy, and every time we turn around, we get corroboration for it.”

Braun called police, who found the body. Then, in Nebron’s home, they found a weapons cache she had described: more than 1,200 firearms and about 6 1/2 tons of ammunition, according to Braun.

The guns were worth $5 million, Braun said. Some $230,000 in cash was also found in the home, according to the attorney.

The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed finding the body, weapons and ammunition on July 17. The county coroner’s office was still not able to provide the identity of the deceased man as of Thursday.

Lash’s father’s domestic partner, 93-year-old Shirley Anderson, told KTLA that she and her partner never knew where Lash lived or had any way to get in touch with him. When Lash’s father was dying, Anderson said she was unable to contact Lash, who never came to the funeral.

Lash’s father and Anderson only saw Lash when he randomly appeared at their home. They last saw him in 2010, Anderson said.

Anderson told the Los Angeles Times that Lash had grown up in a modest neighborhood in Westchester with a pianist mother and microbiologist father who owned a medical laboratory. Lash dropped out of UCLA in the mid-1980s and had was a “loner,” Anderson told the newspaper.

Anderson said she was unaware of any independent wealth that would allow Lash to purchase millions of dollars in weaponry.

An attorney who represented Lash in 2009 also called his client’s behavior strange. Lash was charged with misdemeanor possession of a concealed weapon after being stopped by Culver City police, according to court documents. Because Lash had the ammunition and firearms in his vehicle properly stowed, the case was dropped, the attorney said.

Lash refused to give any contact information to the law firm, and would call once per day to get an update on the case, according to the lawyer.

A third lawyer, Robert Rentzer, told KTLA he had represented Lash for nearly 20 years, often in connection with his client’s firearms. Lash was simply a gun collector and very private man, Rentzer said.

“A lot of people would call him odd because of his overwhelming desire for privacy,” Rentzer said at his Tarzana office. “Some people considered him a little weird.”

But Rentzer called the belief that Lash was a secret agent or an alien “laughable.”

Nonetheless, he said he didn’t know what Lash did for a living or how he afforded his extensive gun collection.

“I knew him to have this … fetish for guns, to an excess. I don’t know anybody who would have that inordinate number of weapons,” Rentzer said. “And the collection only increased and increased.”

Rentzer was surprised by the cash that was found in the home, as well as by the massive amount of ammunition.

“I do not know that he ever, ever, ever fired any of his guns. Never,” Rentzer said. “He took pride in how they were maintained.”

The attorney showed a note Lash had hand-written listing many of his guns and provided a grainy, black-and-white photo of Lash that he said was from a driver’s license issued in 1996.

He would have been 42 when the license was issued, and Lash looks rather young in the photo. Nonetheless, the image “looks very much like I remember Jeff to look like,” Rentzer said.

Braun said he too didn’t know who Lash actually worked for. He said there was no evidence the man was selling guns or drugs.

“He could have been working for anyone,” Braun said. “It’s hard to imagine, however, that it’s a total figment of his imagination because there is so much money involved. There’s almost $5 million worth of guns that were taken by the police.”

Photos from the scene of the police search show dozens and dozens of boxes of ammunition, a cash counter with thousands of dollars stacked nearby, and many piles of rifles and specialized firearms.

Several storage units remained to be searched, Braun said. He had heard that there were at least four heavily modified Toyota SUVs ready for combat and able to operate in various types of terrain, including in the desert and even underwater.

“If we find a car designed to go underwater, that’s really bizarre,” Braun said. “The real problem is if he was working for a government agency, American or foreign, they would never corroborate it.”
Mon, July 27, 2015 - 7:29 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

IDF Calling Up Hundreds of Thousands for Emergency-Readiness War Drills

Via: www.rt.com/news/310833-...itary-drills/

Large-scale military drills have been launched in Israel with the aim of testing the IDF’s readiness to go into emergency mode. Hundreds of thousands of reserve soldiers are involved in testing the system.
They will all be receiving a telephone call to confirm everything is in working order, according to the General Staff’s plan for the drills, set to last for three days.

Thousands of others will be summoned to bases on short notice, according to the Jerusalem Post. An IDF source told the newspaper that this is “one of the largest telephone call-ups we’ve had in an exercise.”

“We want to ensure that the system is well-oiled and working."

© Baz Ratner
The Air Force, with its bases, and other facilities will also take part in the call-up. Among other activities, base personnel will be carrying out emergency intelligence data analysis for the purpose of conducting airstrikes. The same goes for the Israeli Navy and their infrastructure.

"For the first time, cyber defenses will be a part of a General Staff exercise," the source also said.

Responses to potential attacks from Syria, Lebanon and Gaza are the overarching theme of the drills, the IDF says.

"It is part of our activities linked to working on our readiness,” the source added, saying the Southern Command will practice responding to mock rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

Other units taking part in the war games include: the Operations Branch, which will practice coordinating emergency maneuvers; the Home Front Command, which will hold rescue drills, and others.

The IDF warns the Monday-Wednesday period will be marked by increased military activity, which will take in public places such as schools. Several cities around the country will be affected, including Tel Aviv and the central locations there.

IDF war drills have been coming under fire – not just from Palestinians, but from Israelis as well. According to Haaretz, frequent activity in regions such as Lachish has led to widespread fires, causing serious ecological damage. This is exacerbated, according to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, by the fact that the army doesn’t take care to fight the fires, nor does it have any firefighting equipment.

The number of fires has been especially high this year in the south-east. Satellite photography was used to assess the damage. The nature authority says around 60 brush and forest fires since April have all been the result of IDF training exercises. Animals and plant life suffer immensely, the body adds.

READ MORE: 'Biggest environmental wrongdoer in Israel': IDF accused of being major polluter

The Israeli Environmental Protection Ministry has accused the Israel Defense Forces of being the country’s top polluter, and one who doesn’t care to be told of the damage it causes.

“The IDF today is the biggest environmental wrongdoer in Israel,” the ministry’s deputy director-general said, as cited by the Jerusalem Post.
Mon, July 27, 2015 - 7:18 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Shooting at Louisiana Theater Leaves 3 Dead, Including Gunman

Welcome to Gun Con-Troll Central!

Via: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...5a406bd

Two people were killed when an unnamed gunman opened fire inside a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana on Thursday night. At least seven other people were wounded, some with critical injuries. The gunman also took his own life, police said.

The attack occurred nearly three years to the day after the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Scene outside the Grand Theater in Lafayette, La., were a fatal shooting occurred on Thursday night.
Police received a call about the shooting at the Grand Theater in Lafayette at approximately 7:30 p.m. According to the Daily Advertiser, the attack occurred 20 minutes into the the 7 p.m. screening of the comedy "Train Wreck," when what witness Katie Domingue described as "an older white man" stood up and began shooting.

"I almost thought it was part of the movie at first," witness Janel Fernell told CNN.

Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said the shooting was contained to one theater room.

Four responding officers engaged the shooter, entering the theater to the sound of gunfire, "less than a minute" after receiving the call, Craft said. Officers found the shooter dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"A whole bunch of girls started screaming and we heard that someone was shot," witness Roxy Martinez told KATC.

Police said that they had identified the lone shooter, but would only reveal that he was a white 58-year-old, and that he had used a handgun. Police were in the process of investigating his background.


Police tape surrounds the scene following a shooting at a movie theater Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, La.
At least seven people were wounded, three with critical injuries, Chief Craft said. The identities of the wounded was not disclosed.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said, "This is an awful night for Louisiana. This is an awful night for the United States," at a press briefing later that night. "Whenever we hear about these senseless acts of violence, it makes us both furious and sad," Jindal said.

Photos from the scene showed a huge police presence, and federal law enforcement was joining the investigaton:

The shooting occurred on the same day that a jury's decision put Aurora theater shooter James Holmes one step closer to a death penalty sentence for the 2012 mass killing. Monday would be the third anniversary of the shooting that claimed 12 lives at a theater in Aurora, Colorado.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Thu, July 23, 2015 - 8:44 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Has the Land War Begun: Turkish Tanks Are Firing into Syria

Via: www.zerohedge.com/news/2015...ring-syria

After Monday's tragic terrorist attack in the Turkish town of Suruc, just across from the Syrian border and kilometers away from ISIS-controlled Kobani, which left dozens dead in what authorities claim was due to an ISIS-linked 20 yhear old suicide bomber, hostilities have dramatically escalated in the past few days culminating with news that one Turkish soldier killed and one was wounded in border province of Kilis by gunfire from Syria, according to state-run Anadolu Agency reports.

According to the Guardian," one Turkish solider has been killed and another wounded in clashes with Islamic State across the Syrian border, a senior Turkish official said. The clashes continued as the Turkish army returned fire on the militants in Syria. Earlier, a Turkish police officer was shot and killed and a second wounded in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. Violence along Turkey’s 560-mile (900km) border with Syria has spiked in recent days, beginning with a suicide bombing blamed on Isis in the town of Suruç on Monday. The Diyarbakir shooting came a day after two police officers were killed in an attack in Ceylanpinar on the Syrian border claimed by militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)"

Bloomberg added that Turkish forces returned fire across the border, killing an Islamic State militant, and thatt clashes across border region continue, Anadolu says in story published at 5:08pm Istanbul time.

Then DHA reported moments ago, that Turkish Armed Forces have begun shooting into Syrian territory. From DHA, google translated:

Event today at 16:00 as the Turkish Armed Forces are massing his time occurred in the border line. Isidor's control of the territory in Syria opened fire on the soldiers at a time. The soldiers also reciprocates by conflict.

Isidor first opened fire from the region, one non-commissioned officer killed, while four soldiers were wounded. The wounded soldiers were brought to Kilis State Hospital for treatment. Increased security measures at the border on the event.

And indeed, as the following clip from Turkey's DHA news agency shows, one may wonder if NATO-member Turkey's land invasion of Syria, which many have said was long overdue following months of rhetoric and belligerent posturing, under the pretext of ISIS "liberation", has just begun.
Thu, July 23, 2015 - 9:11 AM — permalink - 1 comments - add a comment

EU Opens Antitrust Case Against 6 Major US Movie Studios

Via: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...5d3b8af

BRUSSELS — The European Union has launched an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, and British satellite broadcaster Sky for restricting access across the 28-country bloc.

The EU’s executive Commission said Thursday it had sent a statement of objections to the companies regarding what it says are “contractual restrictions” that prevent Sky offering its full service to consumers beyond Britain and Ireland.

The companies mentioned in the statement are NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony and Twentieth Century Fox as well as Disney, Warner Bros. and Sky UK.

“European consumers want to watch the pay-TV channels of their choice regardless of where they live or travel in the EU,” EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. “Our investigation shows that they cannot do this today.”

Since the suspected restriction runs counter to one of the cornerstones of the European Union — the abolition of all impediment to trade within the EU’s borders — the Sky UK case raises questions for other broadcasters across Europe.

The Commission, which wields vast powers when it comes to antitrust and anticompetitive practices in the EU, confirmed it is also looking into similar cases including Canal Plus of France, Sky Italia of Italy, Germany’s Sky Deutschland and DTS of Spain.

“We continue to examine cross-border access to pay-TV services in these member states,” said Commission spokesman Ricardo Cardoso.

In a statement, Sky acknowledged receipt of the Commission’s objections and said it will “respond in due course.”

The Commission, which opened a probe into the seven companies and their territorial contracts in January 2014, found clauses requiring Sky to block access to films through its online or satellite pay-TV services to consumers outside Britain and Ireland — so-called “geo-blocking.”

It also said found that some contracts required studios to prevent their services being made available in the two countries to others than Sky — another potential restrictive practice.

“Licensing agreements between the major film studios and Sky UK do not allow consumers in other EU countries to access Sky’s UK and Irish pay-TV services, via satellite or online,” Vestager said. “We believe that this may be in breach of EU competition rules.”

The firms named now have the right to respond. There is no legal deadline for the Commission to complete antitrust inquiries.

If the Commission decides that antitrust rules have been infringes, companies can be forced to pay a fine which can theoretically go as high 10 percent of overall annual turnover.

___

Jill Lawless contributed from London

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thu, July 23, 2015 - 7:17 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Biggest "Hedge Fund Hotel" Implodes After Judge Ruling Sends Caesars Stock Plummeting by 40%

Remember, Rome didn't fall in a day!

Via: www.zerohedge.com/news/2015...lummeting-

Some know it as one of the longest running Las Vegas pre-bankruptcy dramas. But what Caesars Entertainment really is, is the biggest hedge fund hotel in "special situation" history: with "investors" such as Paulson, Omega, Canyon, Soros, JMB, Scoggin, Pentwater, Och Ziff and many others, this is quite literally the who is who of biggest and baddest US hedge funds.

But apparently not bad enough.

Moments ago Bloomberg reported that a judge said Caesars Entertainment must face lawsuits that could force the gambling company into bankruptcy alongside its main operating unit, dealing a blow to efforts to restructure billions in debt.

The immediate result: CZR is now halted after falling a record 40% to lowest since Nov. 2012 on >3.2x avg. daily volume.

The real result is that a whole lot of hail mary's at the most prominent hedge funds may have just missed ttheir target. It also means that tonight will be an empty bar at Hustler, Penthouse Club and Sapphires.

And another way of showing what just happened at a great many trading desks: [see image]
Wed, July 22, 2015 - 3:30 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

[Updated*] Gawker Helps Gay Escort Blackmail Timothy Geithner’s Brother, Ted Cruz Is the Hero of the Story

Via: reason.com/blog/2015/07...ckmail-timoth

GossipDreamstimeThe internet is currently reeling from Gawker’s dirty bomb of a story about Timothy Geithner’s brother soliciting a gay escort. David Geithner, who is married with kids, allegedly tried to pay a gay porn star for sex, but backed out after it became clear the escort wanted to extort him for help with his housing situation.

The escort then went to Gawker’s Jordan Sargent, who gleefully carried out the blackmail threat by publishing the story and (presumably) outing Geithner.

Geithner, a business executive at publishing company Conde Nast, gave the following statement to Gawker:

I don’t know who this individual is. This is a shakedown. I have never had a text exchange with this individual. He clearly has an ulterior motive that has nothing to do with me.

Gawker’s commenters—and nearly all of Twitter—seem to agree that ruining Geithner’s life was excessively, baselessly cruel. Geithner is not a government official; he is not running for office; he does not have a record of hypocrisy on gay issues. The usual excuses one could propose to justify such treatment don’t really apply here.

Some Gawker writers are defending the story; others are not. Natasha Vargas-Cooper, a writer for Gawker affiliate Jezebel, wrote: “Stories don't need an upside. Not everyone has to feel good about the truth. If it's true, you publish. … I'm EXTREMELY suspicious of those who do not want press to have an antagonistic relationship to people in power.”

That’s a fair point, but it doesn’t come close to justifying the decision to turn a family’s struggles into front page news. There’s just no compelling public interest here whatsoever.

In any case, the most interesting detail in the story—by far—is that the escort (referred to as Ryan) first contacted the office of Sen. Ted Cruz for assistance with his housing dispute. Ryan was evicted from his luxury apartment in 2013; he told Gawker his career as a gay porn star was to blame, though legal documents suggest his landlord objected to Ryan’s dog.

Cruz did everything he could to help Ryan—possibly because the escort played up his status as a veteran afflicted with PTSD—according to Gawker:

He also sought help from his local senator, Ted Cruz. On April 7 of this year, Cruz’s office sent Ryan a letter telling him that they had “initiated an inquiry” with HUD on Ryan’s behalf. On May 6, Ryan received another letter from Cruz’s office, stating that HUD had made a “final determination” on his case in May 2014, at which point HUD closed his case. Enclosed was a letter from a HUD field office director, stating that HUD could not initiate any further investigation into Ryan’s case unless he provided “new and relevant information.” Ryan felt this response was insufficient, and that several government agencies had sided with his landlord in discriminating against him because of his sexuality. (Cruz’s office has continued to stay in touch with Ryan, he tells us. He says that an employee of Cruz’s called him this afternoon to say that the senator had personally called the HUD director on his behalf. It seems as if Cruz, in the midst of his Presidential campaign, sees an opportunity to help a veteran with PTSD who has been crushed by Washington bureaucracy.)

It’s not every day one comes across a news story that provokes positive feelings toward Cruz, sympathy for a Geithner, and revulsion at Gawker.

*Updated on Friday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m.: Gawker has taken down the post. Publisher Nick Denton explains his reasoning here. He writes:

Yesterday evening, Gawker.com published a story about the CFO of Conde Nast texting an escort. It was an editorial call, a close call around which there were more internal disagreements than usual. And it is a decision I regret.
Wed, July 22, 2015 - 3:13 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Aliens Ahoy! Massive Mothership ‘The Size of Idaho’ Caught in NASA Images, Say Ufologists

Via: www.rt.com/news/310459-...o-sun-aliens/

Published time: 22 Jul, 2015 13:03

[© NASA - A massive alien spacecraft, around the size of the US state of Idaho, has been spotted near the sun by ufologists in recent NASA pictures. They say the object definitely has a structure.]

The video released by Youtube user Streetcap1 shows the original NASA image of the sun captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) on July 15, 2015.

“This UFO is awesome! Every time I try to ask NASA about these UFOs on Twitter, they ignore me. They have never answered me and refuse to talk about these giant UFOs near our sun,” said a statement from the UFO Sightings Daily, a website devoted to possible UFO detections on or above our planet.

According to the website, whose slogan is “the truth is within our grasp” (echoing the X-Files' “The Truth is Out There”), the alleged alien craft is about the size of Idaho (216,000 square kilometers).

UFO Sightings Daily cited an eyewitness who said the object, which is definitely not a space rock or a piece of space junk, “has structure and for NASA to dismiss it as nothing is an insult to people's intelligence."

“If they post data then they must expect UFO hunters to find anomalies and share them.”

Our planet seems to be a popular tourism destination for aliens, according to UFO Sightings Daily website. It has recorded about 113 alien faces on the earth and about 231 building on the moon. The site says it has the scoop on why UFOs create crop circles and how alien spaceships are sometimes captured on live TV.

NASA’s SOHO project is a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. Launched in 1995, the project is designed to study the internal structure of the sun, its outer atmosphere and the origin of solar wind – the ionized gas that blows throughout the solar system. The project has become the number one comet finder, charting over 2,700 comets sightings since observations began.
Wed, July 22, 2015 - 2:48 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment
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