Is This An Operating Room of the (Very Near) Future?
Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.
Stephen Cook: A Greek friend of mine, Elias, sent this link to me today. We know there are many talented people out there ready to unleash their new technologies for all of us to see and expereince.
This video apparently reveals a new method of non-invasive surgery which has just been unveiled.
“The notion that you could place someone on a(n operating) table, look at him using MRI, and then three hours later this guy rides his bike back home… ” says inventor Dr Kobi Vortman. “This is something that, in my generation, is still perceived as “guys send me a postcard when this will be ready, OK?’ “In reality, the system exists and we are doing it today.”
What other new wonders of science and technology are about to be imminently released?
Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.
Queen’s Finances to be Investigated
Note from Stephen Cook: Now here’s a sign we have entered a new paradigm: the world’s best-known royal and richest woman is to be subjected to a full investigation of her finances by the UK parliament to ensure ‘the people’ are “getting value for money”.
Should be royally fascinating to see how this one pans out.
The Queen’s Finances to be Investigated by Powerful Westminster Committee
By Richard Alleyne, The telegraphUK – 9 February, 2013
The Queen is facing a tough inquiry into her finances and expenses by the most powerful watchdog in government, it emerged last night.
The Public Accounts Committee is expected to launch an investigation into whether the monarch and the Royal Family provide value for money to the taxpayer.
The inquiry, which will look at every aspect of the Queen’s expenditure including the cost of transport, is likely to cause concern in Buckingham Palace because of the PAC’s reputation for grilling civil servants if it deems they have misused public funds.
The Queen’s closest aides can expect a particularly rough ride by MPs about whether the Royal Family is providing value for taxpayers’ money.
The amount of public funds going to the Royal Family soared last year, despite Government cuts.
The investigation follows a change in the law which, for the first time, gives MPs oversight of royal finances.
The PAC, chaired by the former Labour minister Margaret Hodge, will decide on the scope of any inquiry after the National Audit Office is granted access to the Queen’s finances next month, according to a report in the Independent.
Auditors will produce a report on their findings which will then be scrutinised by the committee who will decide whether to call palace officials to give evidence.
Committee sources indicated that this was likely to happen.
“Margaret wants to do it – but obviously it’s got to be a decision of the whole committee,” a source told the newspaper.
“I’m all in favour of it,” said Austin Mitchell, a Labour MP who sits on the committee. “It’s not intrusive. It is about ensuring that the public are getting good value for money.
“At the moment there is no accountability for spending what is a considerable fortune.”
Among the areas the committee is expected to examine are transport costs including the Royal Train and the Royal Flight, as well as money spent on official entertaining and the upkeep of palaces.
Money given to junior royals to support their work backing up the Queen will also be scrutinised while the committee may also want to examine whether Buckingham Palace is doing enough to raise money itself by selling the royal brand.
For example while Buckingham Palace now opens to paying visitors during the summer some have argued it should be open all year round.
Two of the Queen’s other castles, Balmoral and Sandringham, have no public access at all – despite their multimillion-pound maintenance costs.
The change has come about after George Osborne scrapped the Civil List – an annual handout to the Royal Family that has had to be approved by Parliament since 1760 – in favour of paying the Monarch 15 per cent of the income from the Crown Estates as a new “Sovereign Grant”.
Crown Estate assets include Regent Street in London, Ascot racecourse and Windsor Great Park, 265,000 acres of farmland, as well as ownership of our national seabed stretching out 12 nautical miles around Britain.
The Estate’s profits have been paid to the Treasury and taxpayers since 1760, after George III handed the Crown’s property to the state in return for an annual fee to support his duties.
In April Buckingham Palace will receive £36.1m to fund the Queen’s official duties, a 16 per cent increase on the £31m paid by taxpayers last year.
Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.
Steve Beckow: Two articles on the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure due to be held between April 29 and May 3, 2013. At the present time a disclosure event is being held in Toronto to focus attention on this larger hearing.
Welcome to the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure
An event of historical implications will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from April 29 to May 3, 2013. At that time forty researchers and military/agency witnesses will testify for thirty hours over five days before former members of the United States Congress. The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race will attempt to accomplish what the U. S. Congress has failed to do for forty-four years – seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time.
For this reason the motto of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure is, “If the Congress will not do its job, the people will.”
This event will be live streamed to the world via the Internet in at least four and possibly five languages. Furthermore, the entire hearing will be filmed as the basis for a forthcoming documentary – Truth Embargo.
The title of this film is fitting as the goal of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure is nothing less than the end of the extraterrestrial truth embargo this year. We have all waited long enough.
Over the coming weeks this site will develop rapidly with new information every day. Check back often to see how you can participate in your hearing – the Citizen Hearing.
Citizen Hearing on Disclosure
National Press Club: April 29 – May 3
The components of the Citizen Hearing are being assembled and we are focusing on raising awareness of the project within the ET research/activist community, in the US and abroad, and the most interested public.
The Citizen Hearing will be conducted over five days. It will consist of 30 hours of testimony from approximately forty witnesses testifying in groups of three and four regarding events and evidence relevant to extraterrestrial related phenomena. Each witness will deliver prepared remarks to be followed by questions from the hearing committee made up of five former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
The setting for and conduct of the Citizen Hearing will match that of a formal Senate hearing to the extent possible. The Hart Senate Hearing Room will be the model. In addition to a press section, there will be room for a public audience of approximately 300.
The entire Citizen Hearing, 40 hours, will be live streamed over the Internet.
Simultaneous translations for the live and Internet audience will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Russian as needed.
The last Congressional hearing addressing the ET subject occurred in 1968. The motto for the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure is, “If Congress will not do its job, the people will.”
The base hotel for the Citizen Hearing witnesses, committee members, and VIP guests will be the Washington Plaza – http://www.washingtonplazahotel.com
Citizen Hearing Conference
Each evening between 7 pm and 11 pm speakers will present three 55 minute lectures on relevant subjects. These lectures will be presented in the hearing room with an audience capacity of approximately 350. This is a separate event that will also be live streamed to the Internet.
Citizen Hearing Interviews and Conferences by Bassett
Paradigm Research Group