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Germany: Police inadvertently shoot dog attack victim

A German woman who had escaped without serious injury from a dog attack was accidentally shot by police while she hid from the animal behind a door, police said on Wednesday.

Police in Berlin shot the dog dead, but a stray bullet went through the door behind which the woman was cowering, striking her in the arm.

The woman was not seriously injured. She had gone to visit neighbors at their apartment on Tuesday evening when their two-year-old dog Carlito attacked her.

A police officer was also grazed in the throat by a ricocheting bullet. Police are investigating possible charges of negligence against both the dog's owner and the police officers who fired the shots.

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California: Huge Gold Nugget Ignites Gold Rush?

Apparently there's still "gold in them thar hills".


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Connecting the Dots: Global Revolution Is Upon Us

Continued from Connecting the Dots: Earth Changes Are Upon Us

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As above, so below.

The planet is undergoing dramatic changes. Snowstorms and floods, tornadoes and premature heatwaves abound; swarms of powerful earthquakes are collapsing societies; technological achievements are turning against us because of greed and negligence; and the skies are filled with marvels and portents of the kind we have only read about in the accounts of bygone eras.

The human masses are one more element in the picture of the cosmos, and as such, they are playing their part, quite in tune with the 'battle of the gods' above. Is it because they instinctively feel that the planet's history is reaching a climax? Or have they been provoked by their leaders, who think it's time to tighten the screws of control out of fear of losing their resources and privileges during the trying times now on our doorstep?

Victor Clube, author of The Cosmic Serpent and The Cosmic Winter, commented during a lecture:
I'd like to remind you now that one of these peaks [of cometary activity] that you are looking at here - the 1601 occurs round about 1640 through 1680, and it coincides with the end of the Thirty Years War in Europe, and the Civil War in England. I mentioned this briefly last night. Cromwell, and others of that time - I only name him because, of course, he's a familiar name to you, but there are many others - described all the upheaval of the time, in millennarian terms, as due to "God's revolution" only a century after Copernicus' De Revolutionibus.

My point here is that the word "revolution" is popularly used nowadays in a social sense. It didn't have that at the time Copernicus was writing; it acquired it. It acquired it at the time of the English Civil War. And it was because of the perception that things in the sky were driving things, terrible things, that were happening on the ground. Only three hundred and fifty years ago, then, mankind was still in the era of an invisible sky god from a once visible heaven associated with angels, fallen angels, and dangerous demons hurling thunderbolts.

We have to get rid of the idea that our ancestors thought that space was empty. They didn't have [the] specialized astrophysical knowledge that has allowed me to build the Taurid stream for you; they just knew it was there. That's really rather a remarkable thing. We've had to unlearn that knowledge in the last three hundred and fifty years in order to put ourselves in the state of rediscovering it.

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Basel, Switzerland, 1566

So, what was The Enlightenment only forty years after Cromwell? It was the pragmatic English decision to get rid of all the angels and demons, invisible sky gods, and a once visible heaven. It was the decision to stop worrying about the evidence of fireballs and the supposed behavior of comets. It was a decision to reconstruct the cosmos without heaven in the solar system and put it in the ether or outside the cosmos altogether of infinity a la Bruno. It was the decision to create a purified, less frightening cosmos in much the same way as Aristotle did after Plato. On both occasions we shifted from astrology to physics, and from a sky of foreboding to a sky of inspiration, from prison and terror to freedom and hope.

Indeed, the cry of the revolutionary periods of 1640 to 1680 and 1760 to 1800, the time of the American War of Independence, was the cry of freedom from heavenly oppression, demons, and fireballs.

For the last two hundred years of Enlightenment we have been rewriting history so that the cry of freedom is from earthly oppressors. No wonder the world has gone wrong and the astrophysicists today cannot come to terms with the Taurid torus. I'm really trying to say that this is just not an astrophysical discovery that we are talking about. Everything has got to, sort of, turn around in order to come to terms with what is being said. And this, in a way, is rather like what Irving was describing beforehand. There is a paradigm shift involved in recognizing that it's not just ancient history we have got wrong - it's all history.
As we have seen in Part I, Earth Changes Are Upon Us, 'angels, demons and invisible gods' are back in the form of earthly and cosmic changes. At the same time, the world of men is marked by control, revolts and wars. We do not believe it is a coincidence. Still, whether the elite knew what was coming and whether the masses sensed it or not, we want to map out the details of how this happened at the level of society, politics and economy. It is a story that can be traced at least as far as 11 September 2001, from the beginning of the War on Terror™ - a diabolical stratagem of distraction, terror and oppression to prevent people from seeing the signs of cosmic threats - to the genocide of whole nations and the manufactured economic crisis, all of which Sott.net has followed closely. In this follow-up to Part I we will attempt to bring our readers up to date with the orchestrated chaos unfurling across the planet.

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US: Nicolas Cage investigated for child abuse after allegedly injuring son before domestic abuse arrest

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Cage's mug shot is hardly the best photo the actor has taken.
A police report from Nicolas Cage's arrest earlier this month suggests the actor might have physically harmed his son before he was taken into custody.

Cage, who was arrested in New Orleans on April 16 following an alleged physical altercation with his wife, Alice Kim, "fell while holding" their 5-year-old son Ka-El, Sgt. Stuart Smith wrote in his report, obtained by RadarOnline.com.

"The fall caused the five (5) year old child to suffer a minor abrasion to his left knee, and she [Kim] then recovered the child," the officer said.

A male witness, however, told police that he "observed Mr. Cage pull the male child to the ground by his hand."

"Based upon this information and Mrs. Cage's earlier statement, a child-abuse detective was notified," the report said, later noting that the detective "determined that no further investigation was merited, but if needed, a representative of the Child Protective Service may be contacted and an investigation launched."

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Royal Wedding Bells Fall on Deaf Ears

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Prince William and Catherine Middleton will marry Friday, but many Britons don’t care.
Many parties not for nuptials

When Prince William marries Catherine Middleton, all Britons should be celebrating, or so says Prime Minister David Cameron, who has been working hard to whip up public enthusiasm for the extravaganza.

Setting an example, the Camerons are planning to throw their own party on Downing Street - after they have attended the wedding and reception, of course.

"My message to everyone who wants to have a street party is: I'm having one, and I want you to go ahead and have one, too," he said.

But the majority of Britons are not listening.

Although about 4,000 street parties will take place Friday across the United Kingdom, one-third of local councils have not received a single application for such a fest. An ICM Research poll commissioned by the anti-monarchy group Republic found that four out of five Britons are "largely indifferent" or "couldn't care less" about the royal wedding.

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The Royal Wedding: Who Pays the Bill?

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Who foots the bill for The Wedding of the Century? Peter Hunt, BBC's royal correspondent, looks at who will pay for Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal nuptials.

Estimate Cost of Wedding

"We're not in Elton John territory," one royal official told me when discussing the possible cost of the flowers at Westminster Abbey. The actual expenditure for any aspect of the wedding will never be made public. But aides are keen to stress the total bill won't be millions of dollars, but rather a six-figure sum - as it was back in 1981 when Charles and Diana married. This undisclosed bill will be for the dress, the bridesmaids' outfits, the flowers and the two receptions.

These are taking place at Buckingham Palace, where staff are both well used to catering for such numbers and to cutting costs when necessary. A few years ago, the Palace uncovered an alarming statistic about guests attending the Queen's annual garden parties. Rather than just nibbling on one or two snacks, they were consuming, on average, 14 sandwiches, cakes, ice creams and scones. Those in charge came up with an ingenious solution - they reduced the size of the treats on offer.

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Royal wedding to hurt Britain's economy

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Let's hope Friday's big blowout is a right royal good time. Because thanks in part to a quirk in the calendar, it's set to take a pretty heavy toll on Britain's economy -- which isn't in great health already.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that Friday will be a national holiday -- or Bank Holiday, as it's known here -- so that everyone can enjoy the day.

But according to the consulting firm Investec, a day without work could knock as much as a quarter of a percent off growth for the quarter, translating to a loss to the economy of as much as $50 billion. "You will basically lose a day of output, and largely speaking that will be that," Philip Shaw, an Investec economist, has said.

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US: FBI joins hunt for missing mother whose baby was found in car

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Missing ... Krista Dittmeyer with her daughter.
FBI agents joined state and local police in New Hampshire in the search for a missing Maine woman whose 14-month-old child was found inside her still running car.

Krista Dittmeyer, 20, of Portland, Maine has been considered a missing person since her black Nissan Sentra was found early Saturday morning in a New Hampshire recreational facility parking lot. The car was idling with flashers on and the baby inside, police said.

The FBI joined an investigation already underway by New Hampshire State Police and the Conway Police Department.

Search teams with dogs scoured the area surrounding the Mt. Cranmore Resort in Conway, New Hampshire, said Lieutenant Chris Perley, local police spokesman.

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US: 911 Call Reveals How Toddler Reportedly Shot, Killed Mom

A 911 call released by Florida police reveals how a toddler allegedly shot and killed his mother when he picked up a loaded gun, wsvn.com reports.

According to Miramar Police, Troy Bailey Sr. called 911 late Wednesday and said that his 2-year-old son grabbed his gun and shot his mother, 33-year-old Julia Bennett.

"Oh God, I can't believe this," Bailey is heard saying on the recording. "He shot his mom. God in heaven, help me please."

When the 911 operator asked who shot Bennet, Bailey Sr. said, "I was taking the gun from him. I was trying to take it from him...from my son, from my son. He's right here."

Bailey Sr. goes on to say how he tried to take the gun from Troy Bailey Jr. when it went off.

"Jesus Christ, God. Why did you put my son in this spot?" he said over the phone. "Oh, God, no. He's my life. I've never gone through something like this."

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Revenue Canada auditors tied to restaurants scam

Several Canada Revenue Agency auditors allegedly sought cash payoffs from Montreal restaurant owners in order to avoid an audit, according to court documents obtained by the Radio-Canada program Enquête.

RCMP are investigating the allegations, which involve four restaurants, including a small family-run Italian eatery in the city's west end.

The owners of that restaurant told police that they received a visit from an auditor who commented on how busy their business was. Shortly after that, the owners said they received a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency noting their restaurant was about to be audited. They were told to speak with a specific auditor.

The auditor told them they were in serious trouble. He met with the couple in a park near their restaurant and told them they were on the hook for $250,000. He then offered to make the problem go away if they paid him $50,000 in cash.