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Old 05-06-2011, 07:11 AM   #2476
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Elusive Higgs slips from sight again

Now you see it, now you don't. Rather like a conjurer's white rabbit, the elusive Higgs boson may have slipped from sight again.

A recent report hinted at a glimpse of the long-sought particle at a major detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. But a second detector has now checked its own data and found no corroborating sign of the particle.

The Higgs boson is thought to endow other particles with mass, but has yet to be observed. Four physicists associated with the LHC's ATLAS detector claimed to have found an anomalous "bump" in its data, possibly due to Higgs particles decaying into pairs of photons. An abstract of their study was leaked online in April.
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Sea levels rising higher and faster
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May 5, 2011SEA levels will rise higher and faster than the United Nations predicted just four years ago, a major international study has found.

The new data suggests that, on average, the seas will rise by up to 1.6 metres by the year 2100 - a finding that has serious implications for Australian governments grappling with coastal planning.

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, based in Norway, found that the Greenland ice sheet is melting four times as fast as it was a decade ago.
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''The past six years have been the warmest period ever recorded in the Arctic,'' the authors of the report said in a statement. ''In the future, global sea level is projected to rise by 0.9 metres to 1.6 metres by 2100 and the loss of ice from Arctic glaciers, ice caps and the Greenland ice sheet will make a substantial contribution.''

Each centimetre of sea-level rise roughly translates to one metre of beach erosion, meaning that the coastline can be expected to move 160 metres further inland.

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I did laugh at the reporters name... I wonder if this would be disinfo?
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31 Interesting Questions

The following are 31 interesting questions about some of the major events happening in our world right now….

#1 CNN is reporting that the clearest death picture of Osama Bin Laden “is so gruesome and mangled” that authorities believe it is not appropriate for the public. But the truth is that Hollywood movies show much worse every single day. What possible justification could there possibly be for not showing us all the video and all the pictures that they say that they have?

#2 The U.S. government claims that it buried Osama Bin Laden at sea because it wanted to observe “Islamic law”. Well, it turns out that Islamic law actuallyrequires burial in the ground if at all possible. So why was there such a rush to dump Osama Bin Laden into the ocean?

#3 The combined debt of the major GSEs (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Sallie Mae) has increased from 3.2 trillion in 2008 to 6.4 trillion in 2011. How in the world is the U.S. government going to be able to afford to guarantee all of that debt on top of everything else?

#4 The U.S. government has been well over 14 trillion dollars in debt for quite a bit of time now. Considering the fact that the U.S. budget deficit is projected to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5 trillion dollars this year, how in the world is it possible that the debt ceiling of 14.29 trillion dollars will not be reached until August 2 of this year as U.S. Treasury Timothy Geithner is now claiming?

#5 Why did silver suddenly start dropping like a rock just when it was about to hit 50 dollars an ounce?

#6 Why is the Federal Reserve giving member banks an interest rate that is eight times higher than the market rate on deposits that member banks leave with the Federal Reserve?

#7 Why has Barney Frank introduced legislation that would remove the presidents of the regional Federal Reserve banks from the Federal Open Market Committee?

#8 If Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa is saying that the economic outlook for Japan is “very severe“, then why is almost everyone in the western media continuing to tell us that the Japanese economy is going to be just fine?

#9 Should we be concerned when the mainstream media tells us that there could be shortages of new cars and car parts this summer?

#10 Should we be concerned that the amount of corn that has been planted so far this year is way, way behind the amount of corn that had been planted last year at this time?

#11 Why have the financial markets been forced to cancel dozens of “erroneous trades” lately? How are we supposed to have faith in the financial markets when we see this kind of nonsense going on?

#12 Why is the percentage of millionaires in Congress more than 50 times higher than the percentage of millionaires in the general population?

#13 Why is one public school in Chicago banning kids from bringing lunches to school and forcing them to eat whatever the school cafeteria serves?

#14 Should we be alarmed that three Christians were recently arrested for reading the Bible in public outside of a DMV in California?

#15 According to Gallup, 41 percent of Americans believed that the economy was “getting better” at this time last year. Today, that number is at just 27 percent. Are Americans losing faith in the U.S. economy?

#16 Why is the mainstream media talking so little about the crisis at ***ushima when massive amounts of radiation are still being released from the site on a daily basis?

#17 Why is Social Security phasing out paper checks and beginning to require everyone to receive their benefits by direct deposit?

#18 Why is the FDA using our tax dollars to take an Amish farmer to federal court over the sale of raw milk?

#19 Is the U.S. housing crisis getting even worse? During the first three months of this year, less new homes were sold in the U.S. than in any three month period ever recorded, and the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index has fallen for seven months in a row.

#20 Is it any wonder that most of our young adults cannot write decently when50% of all U.S. college students have never taken a class during which they had to write more than 20 pages?

#21 Why does the U.S. continue to allow China to pump massive quantities of their products into our economy when they continue to deny their own citizenseven the most basic of human rights?

#22 According to the IMF, China will pass the United States and will become the largest economy in the world in 2016. So when are average Americans going to start getting upset about the millions of jobs that we are losing to nations such as China due to outsourcing and offshoring?

#23 Why are so many of our once great manufacturing cities being transformed into hellholes? In the city of Detroit today, there are over 33,000 abandoned houses, 70 schools are being permanently closed down, the mayor wants to bulldoze one-fourth of the city and you can literally buy a house for one dollar in the worst areas.

#24 Why are we seeing so many restaurant brawls and so many random acts of violence lately?

#25 Shouldn’t we be concerned that the area along our border with Mexico is now one of the most dangerous places on earth?

#26 What does it say about America when the murder rate in Flint, Michigan is worse than the murder rate in Baghdad?

#27 What does it say about America when a poll finds that 70 percent of Americans believe that the country is going in the wrong direction?

#28 Is a major global food crisis coming? The World Bank says that 44 million people around the world have already been pushed into extreme poverty since last June because of rising food prices. So what is going to happen if we have another year of global crop failures?

#29 Why are sales of “doomsday bunkers” suddenly soaring?

#30 Why has the U.S. government created 257 “foreign trade zones” inside the United States?

#31 Why did riot police in Illinois use tear gas, LRAD sound weapons and crowd suppression tactics against a bunch of college students that were just blowing off some steam at a year-end block party at Western Illinois University? Are brutal “G20 crowd control tactics” going to be used in every small town in America now?




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http://www.skysurvey.org/

What do you see? This was the anthropic question of a year-long photographic project dubbed the Photopic Sky Survey, meant to reveal the entire night sky as if it rivalled the brightness of day. In it we see tens of millions of stars, the glowing factories of newborn ones, and a rich tapestry of dust all floating on a stage of unimaginable proportions. I hope you enjoy this new view of our place in the universe as much as I have enjoyed making it.
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#2 The U.S. government claims that it buried Osama Bin Laden at sea because it wanted to observe “Islamic law”. Well, it turns out that Islamic law actuallyrequires burial in the ground if at all possible. So why was there such a rush to dump Osama Bin Laden into the ocean?
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I believe that was just a cover story, the real reason has to be that they did not want to create a pilgrimmage site for islamic extremists. I believe this is also the reason they went in with extreme prejudice instead of using gas/sonic weapons.
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Did anybody hear about the how Japan was moved by the earthquake? Japan was moved approx. 17 feet to the East and the land mass dropped approx. 4 feet. Some coastal towns are now being flooded by high tide. Scientists tell residents of these towns that the change is "permanent."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42953524...s-asiapacific/

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Did anybody hear about the how Japan was moved by the earthquake? Japan was moved approx. 17 feet to the East and the land mass dropped approx. 4 feet. Some coastal towns are now being flooded by high tide. Scientists tell residents of these towns that the change is "permanent."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42953524...s-asiapacific/
I heard about it briefly via radio. This is pretty awe inspiring. Thanks for the link!
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Gnostic scholar Jay Weidner has been making the rounds with a new film series called Kubrick's Odyssey. It's Weidner's contention that Stanley Kubrick was enlisted to help manufacture film and photography for a simulation of an Apollo 11 mission for public consumption, which would keep the real mission secret. That the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey was in fact an R/D project financed by interested parties and that the techniques Kubrick and his team developed were later used by NASA for the Apollo 11 fakery. Here's the pitch for Jay's DVD:
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This famed movie director who made films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut, placed symbols and hidden anecdotes into his films that tell a far different story than the films appeared to be saying.

Jay Weidner presents compelling evidence of how Stanley Kubrick directed the Apollo moon landings. He reveals that the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey was not only a retelling of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick's novel, but also a research and development project that assisted Kubrick in the creation of the Apollo moon footage. In light of this revelation, Weidner also explores Kubrick's film, The Shining and shows that this film is, in actuality, the story of Kubrick's personal travails as he secretly worked on the Apollo footage for NASA.

The story has it that 2001 was based on Clarke's short story "The Sentinel," but anyone's who read the story will tell you the connections to it are thin. The tone (and intent) of the film is also quite different from Clarke's novelization, as it is from Clarke's fiction in general. One of the most significant differences is personified by Heywood Floyd, who's a hero to Clarke but a villain to Kubrick; a bagman and hush-up artist whose obsessive secrecy is responsible for the deaths of the Jupiter mission crew.
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Orlando Uses Sewage To Produce Electricity

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Can poop be turned into power? The city of Orlando has been working with private-industry partners on turning sewage into electricity in an attempt to answer the age-old question: ‘What if you could take sewage and get rid of it cleanly and quickly, without dumping it in rivers or landfills — and generate pollution-free electricity at the same time?’ Orlando Sentinel reports:

Orlando officials think they’ve perfected a technology that has flummoxed scientists for decades — one they hope will be used worldwide to turn sewage into electricity and earn the city tens of millions of dollars in royalties.

If city officials and their private-industry partners are right, it could be the biggest thing in sewage treatment since the flush toilet.

“We call it poop to power in five minutes,” said project consultant Roy Pelletier.

While the five-year, $8.5 million project has drawn little attention locally, a small, experimental test plant off busy Alafaya Trail near the University of Central Florida has drawn visitors from Mexico, Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi, Canada, Europe and elsewhere in recent weeks.

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One of the reasons that the solar power industry has yet to dominate the energy market is due to its relatively low efficiency. However, that could soon change with HyperSolar’s magnifying film, which can increase the efficiency of solar panels by up to 300%.

While the amount of the world’s solar power is expected to grow from 16 gigawatts to 1,800 gigawatts over the next 20 years, solar manufacturers are doing everything they can to make the technology as cheap and efficient as possible. In HyperSolar’s case, they are researching photonics, which is similar to microchip technology.

Instead of moving pieces of data around a super speeds, photonics magnifies and separates light spectrums, delivering them exactly where they’re needed to make an array of PV solar cells ultra-efficient. This optical layer has the potential to increase PV efficiency by up to 300%. Not only does this reduce the cost of solar arrays, but it allows companies to make their investment back much quicker. If the technology is embraced by the public, it has the potential to transform how solar power is used in the public domain.

With innovations like this, maybe the world can wean itself off its fossil fuel addiction, and maybe the US can meet its aim of being 100% renewable by 2040.

Read more: HyperSolar Increases Solar Efficiency By 300% With Magnifying Film | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
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By Donald Melanson posted May 9th 2011 6:51PM

The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab has already recklessly taught its autonomous quadrocopters to move in packs, fly through hoops and build things on their own, and it's now for some reason decided to teach them yet another trick they'll surely use against us one day. As you can see in the video above, the quadrocopters are now able to take cues from a leader and fly in formation. What's more, they can even continue with the formation if one loses communication and falls out of the pack, which the researchers note is key to the success of any swarm. Isn't that reassuring?


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By Donald Melanson posted May 9th 2011 6:51PM

The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab has already recklessly taught its autonomous quadrocopters to move in packs, fly through hoops and build things on their own, and it's now for some reason decided to teach them yet another trick they'll surely use against us one day. As you can see in the video above, the quadrocopters are now able to take cues from a leader and fly in formation. What's more, they can even continue with the formation if one loses communication and falls out of the pack, which the researchers note is key to the success of any swarm. Isn't that reassuring?


There can be only one reasonable course of action, nuke Philadelphia, now in hindsight this should have been done many years ago, but there can be no doubt now that Philadelphia will in deed be the end of humanity if we do not act now.
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There can be only one reasonable course of action, nuke Philadelphia, now in hindsight this should have been done many years ago, but there can be no doubt now that Philadelphia will in deed be the end of humanity if we do not act now.
Interestingly enough, U-Penn is also conducting a "consciousness study"
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US navy chief: I'm on a mission to stop using oil

From biofuelled fighter jets to solar power-generating blankets, Ray Mabus wants to wean the US navy off fossil fuels

See gallery: "US fighting machine going green"

You have set ambitious goals for reducing fossil-fuel dependence within the US navy and Marine Corps. What are they?

By no later than 2020, at least half of all energy that the navy and marines use afloat, ashore and in the air will come from non-fossil fuel sources.

Why have you set such a high target?
We depend too much on fossil fuels and particularly on foreign sources of fossil fuels. We would not allow the places overseas that we buy oil and gas from to build our ships, planes or ground vehicles. Yet we give them a say on whether those vehicles run, those ships sail, or those aircraft fly. We give them a say in a couple of ways: one is by supply and the other is by price shocks. Every time the price of a barrel of oil goes up a dollar it costs the navy $30 million.

Is fossil-fuel dependence your only motive?
We are also doing this to be better war fighters. A navy ship is at its most vulnerable when refuelling. The USS Cole was refuelling in the port of Aden in Yemen when it was attacked in 2000. It is incredibly hard for the Marine Corps to get a gallon of gasoline to a front-line unit. For every 50 convoys, a marine is killed or wounded guarding that convoy.

The 3rd Battalion 5th Marines deployed at Sangin, Afghanistan, are using alternative energy sources. A couple of their forward combat bases use no fossil fuels, just solar power. One of the marine foot patrols uses roll-up solar blankets to generate power for their radios and GPS. It saves them hauling 700 pounds of batteries.

You announced the energy target in 2009. What have you achieved so far?
We've made a good bit of progress, though we started with a built-in advantage. We already get 17 per cent of our energy from nuclear power. All our aircraft carriers and submarines are nuclear. But we have launched our first hybrid ship, the USS Makin Island, which has an electric drive for speeds under 12 knots (22 kilometres per hour) and a normal diesel engine for higher speeds. On its first voyage around South America, from Mississippi to California, it saved almost $2 million in fuel costs. The navy's China Lake base in California is giving energy back to the grid because it runs on geothermal energy.

Does the navy use biofuels?
We have already flown an F18 Hornet on a mixture of biofuel and aviation gas at 1.7 times the speed of sound, and the aircraft didn't know the difference. We've used different types of biofuels in our helicopters and our swift boats. One requirement we have for biofuels is that they cannot take any land out of food production, so we can't go down the road of corn-based ethanol. We are looking at algae-based biofuels and other types that look promising but are still in the R&D phase.

Will the navy need any new technology to meet the 2020 goal?
I think we could reach that goal with current technology if it is deployed at scale.

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My Interview with Bruce Sterling and Vernor Vinge on Augmented Reality in the Workplace



Here’s my interview with Bruce Sterling and Vernor Vinge on augmented reality in the workplace. Bruce, Vernor and several others will be speaking at are2011 May 17-18.

I told Sterling and Vinge that I thought that apart from gaming, AR would be most useful to professionals. Yet the only widespread use of AR that I could think of outside of gaming and marketing is in the military. I asked Sterling and Vinge whether they thought AR would be more useful in the civilian workplace than in consumer technology. “The consumer coverage hasn’t covered the most important applications in that domain either,” Vinge said. “AR will be enormously useful in both domains, with the consumer end providing social acceptance and product pricing to further encourage workplace changes.”

Sterling pointed out that “Every medium in a capitalist society has ‘marketing gimmicks.’ TV, cinema, Internet, newspapers, recorded music, even sci-fi novels have gimmicks. Even if AR gets terrifically good at doing something more serious, those marketing gimmicks are not going away.”

Sterling also emphasized that AR needn’t be a stand-alone industry. There’s room for many technologies that apply the general idea of AR.
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Bill toughens law on visual sexual aggression against children in Maine

Maine Rep. Dawn Hill was outraged to discover that it wasn't illegal to look at kids in a public place, even if it weirded out their parents. So she's passed a bill in the Maine house that makes it a Class D felony to look at a kid aged 12 to 14, and a Class C felony to look at a kid under 12. They call it "visual sexual aggression."

Her involvement started when Ogunquit Police Lt. David Alexander was called to a local beach to deal with a man who appeared to be observing children entering the community bathrooms. Because the state statute prevents arrests for visual sexual aggression of a child in a public place, Alexander said he and his fellow officer could only ask the man to move along.
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Cosmic rays zapping the Earth over the South Pole appear to be coming from particular locations, rather than being distributed uniformly across the sky. Cosmic ray “hotspots” have also been seen in the northern skies too, yet there is no source close enough to produce this strange pattern.
“We don’t know where they are coming from,” says Stefan Westerhoff of the University of Wisconsin, who used the IceCube neutrino observatory at the South Pole with a team of colleagues to create the most comprehensive map to date of the arrival direction of cosmic rays in the southern skies.

IceCube detects muons produced by neutrinos striking ice, but it also detects muons created by cosmic rays hitting Earth’s atmosphere. These cosmic ray muons can be used to figure out the direction of the original cosmic ray particle.

Between May 2009 and May 2010, IceCube has detected 32 billion cosmic-ray muons, with a median energy of about 20 teraelectronvolts (TeV). These muons revealed, with extremely high statistical significance, a southern sky with some regions of excess cosmic rays (“hotspots”) and others with a deficit of cosmic rays (“cold” spots).

Over the past two years, a similar pattern has been seen over the northern skies by the Milagro observatory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the Tibet Air Shower array in Yangbajain.

The mystery remains perplexing because the hotspots must be produced within about 0.03 light years of Earth. Further out, galactic magnetic fields should deflect the particles so much that the hotspots would be smeared out across the sky. But no such sources are known to exist.

One of the hotspots seen by IceCube points in the direction of the Vela supernova remnant, a possible source of cosmic rays, but it’s almost 1000 light years away. Its source supernova exploded about 800 light years away in the southern constellation, Vela. The Vela pulsar, made by astronomers at the University of Sydney in 1968, was the first direct observational proof that supernovae form neutron stars.

The stunning image above from the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory is the Vela pulsar — the collapsed stellar core within the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela pulsar is a neutron star. More massive than the Sun, it has the density of an atomic nucleus. About 12 miles in diameter it spins 10 times a second as it hurtles through the supernova debris cloud. The pulsar’s electric and magnetic fields accelerate particles to nearly the speed of light, powering the compact x-ray emission nebula revealed in the Chandra picture. The Vela pulsar and the supernova remnant was created by a massive star which exploded over 10,000 years ago.

Cosmic rays coming from such large distances should be constantly buffeted and deflected by galactic magnetic fields on route, and should thus have lost all directionality by the time they reach Earth. In other words, such long-distance cosmic rays should appear to come from all parts of the sky.

Milagro has also seen hotspots that appear to come from implausibly distant sources. As an explanation, Felix Aharonian of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland and colleagues have suggested that there could be a “tube” of magnetic field lines extending between the source and our solar system, funnelling the cosmic rays towards us. However, Aharonian admits the theory is highly speculative.

Others have proposed that a local phenomenon called magnetic reconnection –- in which solar magnetic field lines cross and rearrange, converting magnetic energy to kinetic energy –- could be accelerating local cosmic rays to energies in the TeV range and beaming them towards Earth, creating the observed hotspots. “It implies that we have a Tevatron in the solar system,” says Aharonian, referring to the particle accelerator at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois. “That’s also crazy, but it is at least less crazy than other explanations.”
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An idea for a series with honest logos, revealing the actual content of the company, what they really should be called. Some are cheap, some might be a bit funny, some will maybe be brilliant. I don't know.








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Old 05-10-2011, 11:53 AM   #2497
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Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies
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In these days of federal budget-cutting (and high gas prices), it was only a matter of time before subsidies for oil companies came under closer scrutiny. That moment has come.

Chatter has been building for a few weeks and things came to a head this past Saturday, when President Obama used his weekly address to make the case for putting an end to the $4 billion that U.S. taxpayers contribute to the oil industry. However, it’s important to note that President Obama did not present the issue as a savings of $4 billion to trim the deficit. Instead, it’s $4 billion that could be better invested in clean, renewable energy.
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GE is starting a new lab at its global research headquarters in Niskayuna, New York devoted to turning 3-D printing technology into a viable means of manufacturing functional parts for a range of its businesses, including health care and aerospace.

3-D printing technology has improved to the point that these printers can make intricate objects out of durable materials , including ceramics and metals such as titanium and aluminum, with resolution on the scale of tens of micrometers (millionths of a meter). Companies such as GE and European defense and aerospace giant EADS are working to apply it where large numbers of the same part are needed.

GE has developed a new printing technology that spreads out a thin layer of a slurry composed of ceramic embedded in a polymer precursor. They are investigating the possibility of printing some airplane parts, a strategy that EADS has also recently pursued.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...d-with-sorcery

Ahmadinejad allies charged with sorcery

Iranian power struggle between president and supreme leader sees arrests and claims of undue influence of chief of staff


Close allies of Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using supernatural powers to further his policies amid an increasingly bitter power struggle between him and the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Several people said to be close to the president and his chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, have been arrested in recent days and charged with being "magicians" and invoking djinns (spirits).
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