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  • In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge

    02/27/2015 11:49:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 2/5/15 | Natalie Wolchover
    In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge Marco de LeijaIn Cuernavaca, Mexico, a “spy” network makes the decentralized bus system more efficient. As a consequence, the departure times of buses exhibit a ubiquitous pattern known as “universality.”  By: Natalie WolchoverFebruary 5, 2013 Comments (1) print In 1999, while sitting at a bus stop in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a Czech physicist named Petr Šeba noticed young men handing slips of paper to the bus drivers in exchange for cash. It wasn’t organized crime, he learned, but another shadow trade: Each driver paid a “spy” to record when the bus ahead of his...
  • German ‘zoophiles’ protest law banning bestiality

    04/15/2013 7:51:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4-15-13 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A small group of men who engage in sexual activity with their pets gathered on Berlin's Potsdamer Platz earlier this year to protest a law ratified by the upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, that bans bestiality. The lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, passed the legislation late last year as part of a comprehensive animal protection act that brings Germany in line with a European Union directive. German zoophiles now face fines of up to €25,000 for all forms of sex with animals. One of the protesters told the German newsmagazine The Local that a lobby group called ZETA...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • And, about blogging

    11/07/2012 7:51:50 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Fausta's Blog ^ | November 7, 2012 | Fausta
    Fausta, a longtime compatriot, just posted the following missive. I am considering ceasing to blog on politics. For eight years I have posted on serious issues taking place in our hemisphere that affect our everyday lives, and, to be honest, I’ve about had it. Every post on Latin America takes time researching sources from the country in Spanish, French or Portuguese, plus English-language reports. And what for? The American media and the American public would care more if the Iranians were making deals with Martians than they care if Hezbollah makes deals with the Zetas right in our own country....
  • Agent Victor Avila Reveals Assault that Killed Agent Zapata

    10/03/2012 11:24:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies ^ | 10/3/12 | Mary Chastain
    But for the first time Agent Zapata’s partner Victor Avila spoke out about the attack that left Agent Zapata dead and him wounded. His twin sister Magdalena Avila-Villalobos spoke for him in the Univision special on Fast and Furious. Avila is so scared and hurt by the attack he did not speak out until he knew he was in a secure location. No one knows for sure why Agent Zapata and Agent Avila, assigned to the US Embassy, were asked to travel on road 57, a road controlled by the Zeta Cartel and extremely dangerous. They didn’t even know why...
  • Zetas drug cartel killed rivals, escaped from Mexico prison

    02/20/2012 2:03:09 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 20, 2012 | unattributed
    MONTERREY, Mexico – Imprisoned members of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel stabbed and bludgeoned 44 members of the rival Gulf cartel to death and then staged a mass escape, apparently with the help of prison authorities, officials in northern Mexico said Monday. Rodrigo Medina, governor of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, said the prison's director and three other officials have been fired and are under investigation for purportedly helping in the escape. The same was done with 18 prison guards. "Unfortunately, a group of traitors has set back the work of a lot of good police," Medina told a...
  • A Zeta Narcorepublic?

    07/27/2011 6:20:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2011 | Staff
    Border: Mexico's Zetas have drawn a bead on Guatemala's 2011 presidential election, and former U.S. officials say the cartel is stockpiling arms to do the same to Mexico in its 2012 election. Is there a White House plan? Smuggling military-grade weapons from Fort Worth through El Paso and Columbus, New Mexico, the Mexican cartel known as Los Zetas may be doing so not just to fight other cartels but to disrupt Mexico's 2012 election, according to report quoting former officials in the El Paso Times that ran July 13. Phil Jordan, a former director of El Paso's DEA Intelligence Center,...
  • [Mexico:]TRAIN RIDE TO NOWHERE: Travelers easy victims in drug war

    07/17/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | July 16, 2011 | Not named
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story contains graphic, disturbing content and language that may not be suitable for some readers. For some victims of the drug war in Mexico, the road to hell starts with a train ride. First, coyotes approach, offering transportation to the border. No money changes hands – yet. The travelers are herded like cattle into boxcars. There is little or no food; the heat is excruciating. The monotonous thunder of the train on the rails lulls them. Then, the train rolls to a stop. The horror is about to begin. THE REPORT The Comisión Nacional de los...
  • You would think the president is soliciting campaign contributions from the Mexican drug cartels

    07/10/2011 12:09:20 PM PDT · by SGW · 16 replies ^ | 07/10/11 | Gil Guignat
    This is an outrageous title indeed. We do know however that there was some controversy as to how the president got his campaign contributions when he was first elected. Through a loophole, he may have received up to a third of his contributions illegally and from abroad. Why wouldn’t the Mexican drug cartels jump in to support the president with their billions? The president is doing quite a bit for them. Firstly, the president has told his border patrol not to enforce immigration laws through a back door DREAM Act and through a “catch and release” immigration policy. This makes...
  • ZetaTalk: Whiplash

    12/30/2005 5:47:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies · 5,784+ views
    ZetaTalk ^ | written Apr 14, 2004 | Nancy Lieder
    What is the effect on the Earth, currently swept into the arms of Planet X periodically by the Sweeping Arms of the Sun, when more planets crowd up to the stop sign, and halt, due to the massive Repulsion Force issues presented by Planet X standing before them. Planet X is 23 times as massive, this mass not reflected in the mere diameter of this interloper, which is only 4 times as broad as Venus or Earth or the Earth’s Dark Twin, all of which are approximately the same size. The Sweeping Arms normally just propel the planets in the...
  • Mexicans Name Suspects in Pirate Attack on American Couple

    10/10/2010 6:36:14 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 62 replies
    Mexican officials have reportedly identified two men they say are suspects in a pirate attack nine days ago on a Texas couple Jet Skiing on a border lake in which the husband was killed. Mexican officials have not released photographs of the two men, but identified them as Pedro Saldiva Farrias, 27, and his brother, Jose Manuel Saldiva Farrias, Juan Carlos Ballesteros, an investigator with the attorney general's office of the Mexican state of Tamaulpas told ABC affiliate KRGV-TV in McAllen, Texas. Both were said to be suspected members of the Zeta drug cartel from Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, near the...
  • The Truth of Mexicos Civil War with Drug Cartels

    08/13/2010 12:58:50 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 132 replies · 1+ views
    El Blog Del Narco ^ | 13 August 2010 | Candor7
    Relatively few people in the United States know of the horrible tragedies that are now being visited upon the people of Mexico by a war between drug cartels, and the government of Mexico.The US media does not report the full story, and the Government of Mexico has a press black out on much of what is happening in Mexico concerning the war between the Mexican Government, and the drug cartels who war among themselves. To complicate matters the drug gangs often wear federal uniforms while performing assaults on their victims. One anonymous web site operates a blog which receives posts,...
  • BREAKING: Multiple Ranches in Laredo Texas Taken Over By Los Zetas (HOAX)

    07/24/2010 8:46:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 282 replies · 11+ views ^ | 07/24/2010 | Digger
    ... The ranches are said to be "near Mines Rd. and Minerales Rd. about 10 miles NW of I-35". Whether it is lone members or squads is not certain. Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches. The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable...
  • Officials know nothing of rumored Zeta standoff on Mines Road (Hoax)

    07/24/2010 4:13:26 PM PDT · by epithermal · 93 replies · 10+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | July 24, 2010 | Nick Georgiou
    Local law enforcement was bombarded with calls from across the country Saturday asking about a report that the Zetas had taken over two ranches off Mines Road. But officials with the Laredo Police Department, Webb County Sheriff’s Department and Border Patrol said they knew nothing about such an incident, while Erik Vasys, an FBI spokesman in San Antonio, said the agency does not comment on rumors.
  • Cancun police find 12 decomposing inside caverns

    06/18/2010 10:29:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 517+ views
    AP ^ | 6/19/10 | Gabe Alocer
    CANCUN, Mexico — Police in Cancun found 12 decomposing bodies in four caverns and were searching for more cadavers in violence blamed on drug gangs in the popular resort city, officials said Friday. Earlier this month, police discovered six other bodies, three of them cut open and their hearts removed, in a similar cavern near the Mexican resort. Three of the bodies had the letter "Z" carved on their abdomens — a possible reference to the Zeta drug gang.
  • Fairly Warned Be Ye: The Pirates Of Zapata County

    05/21/2010 8:59:14 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 10 replies · 813+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 5/21/2010 | David Hogberg
    In Zapata County, Texas, there is a lake that overlaps the U.S.-Mexico border. Buoys in Falcon Lake mark the border — and you’d better not cross it: With machine guns in hand, Mexico’s deadliest cartel is patrolling the waters of a Texas border lake. These pirates already have hit several boats on Falcon Lake near Zapata, which is about an hour south of Laredo.
  • Memo Details Possible Cartel Threat

    05/12/2010 4:19:04 PM PDT · by RGVTx · 11 replies · 657+ views ^ | Farrah Fazal
    WESLACO - An internal memo from the Texas Department of Public Safety details a possible cartel threat CHANNEL 5 NEWS obtain the memo. We haven't been able to confirm the threat, but we thought it was important to tell you about it. The memo told officers to be more careful on and off the job. It states a flyer was found on a car in Brownsville on May 8. It was written in Spanish. According to the flyer, this weekend would be very violent, because two cartels will be doing battle. The internal memo states, “The public should remain calm,...
  • FBI: Texas drug cell trains on own ranch

    05/20/2009 4:31:11 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 29 replies · 9,095+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2009, 7:53PM | DANE SCHILLER
    FBI is advising law enforcement officers across the country that a Texas cell of Los Zetas — an increasingly powerful arm of the Mexican Gulf Cartel drug trafficking syndicate — has acquired a secluded ranch where it trains its members to “neutralize” competitors in the United States.
  • Mexico nabs Zeta gang leader in Matamoros

    04/30/2009 3:22:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 1,291+ views
    The Monitor/AP ^ | April 29, 2009
    Man is one of Mexico's 24 most-wanted drug traffickers MEXICO CITY — Mexican police on Wednesday arrested suspected Zeta gang leader Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa, one of Mexico's 24 most-wanted drug traffickers. Sauceda Gamboa appears on a list of 24 alleged drug traffickers published by prosecutors in March. Authorities have offered rewards of up to $2.1 million for each suspect. Together with a list of 13 lower-ranking drug suspects, the group covers Mexico's most powerful cartel operators. With Sauceda Gamboa's arrest Wednesday at a home in the border city of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, authorities have arrested five...
  • The Evolution of 'Los Zetas,' a Mexican Crime Organization

    03/29/2009 4:42:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 1,492+ views
    ISN Security Watch ^ | Monday, March 16, 2009 | Sam Logan
    From the original 31 members, the Mexican organized criminal faction Los Zetas has grown into an organization in its own right, operating separate from the Gulf Cartel and just as violent Between the first of the year and mid-March, 2009, the Mexican criminal organization most commonly known as "Los Zetas" has been busy. Members of this group have been linked to a death threat delivered to the president of Guatemala, a grenade thrown into a bar in Pharr, Texas, the death of a high-ranking military general in Cancun, and a fair share of the organized crime-related deaths registered this year...
  • Zetas leader formally charged with organized crime

    11/17/2008 6:28:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 559+ views
    The Monitor ^ | November 17, 2008
    The purported head of Zeta operations in Reynosa was formally charged with organized crime and firearms violations, Mexico's attorney general's office said Monday. A federal judge in Mexico City ordered that Jaime "El Hummer" González Durán remain in custody pending trial. Federal authorities arrested González during a series of Nov. 7 raids in Reynosa and later fought off Cartel gunmen who chased them to the city's airport as they attempted to fly him out of the city. The raids also uncovered the largest cache of illegal weapons ever found in Mexico. Investigators believe the weapons belonged to González's organization, which...
  • FBI: Zetas arming for confrontation with U.S. authorities

    10/30/2008 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Flavius · 13 replies · 692+ views
    themonitor ^ | October 28, 2008 - 10:53PM | eremy Roebuck
    McALLEN -- Recent U.S. efforts to disrupt drug smuggling routes through the Rio Grande Valley have prompted threats of retaliation against authorities on this side of the river, according to an FBI intelligence report. Vowing to maintain control over valuable trafficking corridors such as those in Reynosa, Matamoros and Miguel Alemán, the Gulf Cartel and its paramilitary enforcement wing, Los Zetas, have begun stockpiling weapons, reaching out to Texas gangs and issuing orders to "confront U.S. law enforcement agencies to zealously protect their criminal interests," the report states. The organizations' encroachment north of the border marks a troubling shift in...
  • Maureen Dowd is losing her fastball

    08/18/2008 8:02:40 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 46 replies · 386+ views ^ | Last update: 12:01 a.m. EDT Aug. 18, 2008 | Jon Friedman
    ...Dowd may have unwittingly summed up her conundrum in a July piece, in which she remarked to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, "It seems a President Obama would be harder to make fun of than these guys." (For the record, Stewart scoffed at her notion, asking, "Are you kidding me?") Sorry, but Dowd's references to Obama as Beanpole Guy, Barry and No-Drama Obama seem to be forced attempts at humor... For her part, Dowd can occasionally appear to cross the line from sarcasm to meanness. She recently wrote about McCain: "John looks in the mirror and sees his face marred...
  • Web video shows Mexico man's beheading

    04/01/2007 5:32:35 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 5,929+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | April 1, 2007 | NATALIA PARRA
    ACAPULCO, Mexico — A video purportedly showing the beheading of a drug cartel hit man appeared on video-sharing Web site YouTube, and its makers called on Mexicans to kill more members of the gang. The video appeared as the rival Gulf and Sinaloa gangs wage a bloody battle for trafficking routes and President Felipe Calderon is taking on organized crime with thousands of troops sent to drug-plagued areas. "Do something for your country, kill a Zeta!" read a written message opening the five-minute video posted Friday. The Zetas are believed to be ex-army operatives serving as hit men for the...
  • UPDATED: Cops hunting cartel figure[for Zeta hit in Laredo, Texas]

    01/04/2007 1:08:18 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 1,343+ views
    San Antonio Express-News Border Bureau ^ | 01/04/2007 | Mariano Castillo
    LAREDO — In the face of the impunity under which Mexican drug cartels operate along the border, police here secured an arrest warrant for Miguel Treviño Morales, identified as a high-ranking regional Gulf Cartel leader, in connection with a 2006 double homicide. A police official confirmed Treviño was a wanted man after his name appeared in a probable cause affidavit for another defendant in the same case. Juan "Cordless" Ramos, 24, was arrested Tuesday in Laredo in connection with the April 2, 2006, shooting deaths of Jesus Maria Resendez, 36, and his nephew Mariano Resendez, 15, just inside the city...
  • Prime Numbers Get Hitched

    04/11/2006 3:08:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 173 replies · 3,850+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | Feb/Mar 2006 | Marcus du Sautoy
    In their search for patterns, mathematicians have uncovered unlikely connections between prime numbers and quantum physics. Will the subatomic world help reveal the elusive nature of the primes?In 1972, the physicist Freeman Dyson wrote an article called "Missed Opportunities." In it, he describes how relativity could have been discovered many years before Einstein announced his findings if mathematicians in places like Göttingen had spoken to physicists who were poring over Maxwell's equations describing electromagnetism. The ingredients were there in 1865 to make the breakthrough—only announced by Einstein some 40 years later. It is striking that Dyson should have written about...
  • Zeta unravels, 2005 hurricane season ends

    01/06/2006 4:13:56 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 01/05/2006 | Unknown
    Tropical Storm Zeta weakened and began to break apart on Friday, bringing a final and overdue end to the costliest and busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, U.S. forecasters said. By 4 p.m. EST, Zeta was a tropical depression around 900 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, with maximum sustained winds near 30 mph (45 kph). But the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Zeta was rapidly losing its tropical characteristics. "I suppose it is only fitting that the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season ends with a record-breaking storm," wrote hurricane center forecaster Stacy Stewart in the Miami-based...
  • Tropical Storm Zeta

    12/30/2005 8:25:14 AM PST · by nwctwx · 71 replies · 1,787+ views
  • Bush's Barberini Faun (Barf Alert...MoDo cannnot let go)

    02/18/2005 8:20:15 AM PST · by Embraer2004 · 44 replies · 1,030+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/17/05 | Maureen Dowd
    Bush's Barberini Faun By MAUREEN DOWD Published: February 17, 2005 I am very impressed with James Guckert, a k a Jeff Gannon. How often does an enterprising young man, heralded in press reports as both a reporter and a contributor to such sites as,,, and, get to question the president of the United States? Who knew that a hotmilitarystud wanting to meetlocalmen could so easily get to be face2face with the commander in chief? It's hard to believe the White House could hit rock bottom on credibility again, but it has, in a bizarre maelstrom...
  • Drug Lords with Missiles

    02/15/2005 8:48:44 PM PST · by fidelio · 9 replies · 963+ views
    KRGV-TV ^ | 15 Feb 05 | KRGV-TV
    The Mexican Attorney General's office thinks the "Zetas" gang (ex-army commandos and the muscle of the Gulf Drug Cartel) may have come into possession of the SA-7 Grail missile.