Manhunt in Boston
Suspect 2 seen in 7-Eleven surveillance footage
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19
Dysfunctional teen ... or international terrorist?
He became a US citizen on 9/11/12.
He was a sophomore at UMass Dartmouth and was in class this week.
He was the captain of the wrestling team and apparently well liked.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26
He won the New England golden gloves in 2009
and had mixed martial arts training.
He was an accomplished piano player.
He spent 6 months in Russia in 2012 ... why?
Thursday night, I watched the 2010 film Salt that I recorded from the FX network Tuesday. The film was followed by an episode of the 2013 TV series The Americans. Both shows are about Russian agents living in the US, and their agendas. Personally, I don't think this is the case with the Boston bombings. It's more about a theme I have blogged about for weeks - young people who just go crazy...
Just like the film and TV series ... do these events seemed stage to you? Why didn't the brothers leave in disguise right after the bombings?
Are we being told the truth? No. I spoke to some of my cop friends and they said we will never know the truth.
The suspects are brothers from Chechenya - a federal republic of Russia - who came to the US in 2003 - legally residing together in the Cambridge area since then. Their father moved back to Russia recently. There are other relatives here, including the brothers' 21 year old sister living in West New York, NJ and two uncles one giving an interview this morning.
To be continued ...
Blazar Markarian 421's flare-up is cosmic coincidence BBC - April 18, 2013
The skies are currently being flooded with the brightest display of gamma rays - the Universe's highest-energy light - ever seen by astronomers. The culprit is a staggering flare-up of Markarian 421, a "blazar" that hosts a supermassive black hole. By sheer coincidence, a programme to study it had just begun, so dozens of the world's telescopes - from visible to radio to gamma-ray - were watching. And it came just in time for a meeting of many of the world's astrophysicists. Markarian 421 was already in the known catalogue of blazars, being somewhat variable and having had something of a brightening, or flare, in 1996. But the one that began late last week was unprecedented in the history of observations.
Markarian 421 is a blazar located in the constellation Ursa Major also known as the Great Bear. It is dominated by the widely recognized asterism known as the Big Dipper or Plough, which is a useful pointer toward north, and which has mythological significance in numerous world cultures. This may stem from a common oral tradition stretching back more than 13,000 years. One of the few star groups mentioned in the Bible (Job 9:9), Ursa Major was also pictured as a bear by the Hebrew people.
In the 1990's, I met many interesting researchers - some I remember - some I don't. One man in particular comes to mind today as he had a theory that went back to ancient Egypt, when the constellations were in different positions in the sky.. His conclusions are in line with the article above. He also spoke about the former pole star Thuban, the Pole Star some 5,000 years ago, when the Egyptians allegedly built the pyramids.
Of course, we know the stars and the constellations and the planets and all that seemingly exists in the sky are part of a simulation that goes on and on until in it all fades to black in the blink of an eye.