Archive for January, 2011

North Korea started cropping up in my stream lately. Didn’t really give it much mind at first. I didn’t pay attention at all when they were firing spuds in the direction of South Korea. I was inclined to somewhat ignore it all as some sort of asinine Commie saber rattling. And when nothing seemed to come of it the country slipped away again.

Then just this week there was a photo thread on AboveTopSecret loaded with pictures from the inside the likes of which no one’s ever seen. That being because the place is run by one of the wackest psychopaths on earth besides being the last of the pure Stalinist dictatorships. The pictures were weird. Bleak. Surreal. Creepy. And Scary.

You can see them here for the time being… North Korea. I strongly recommend you see them and read the rather interesting comments from the Russian photographer… especially considering Russia was once a communist country too. The photos represent an extremely rare glimpse of the reality of North Korea that is just peeking over the top of the almost impenetrable wall of secrecy. Like I said… weird.

The ATS thread is here… Inside North Korea, Photos You Haven’t Seen.

While still on page 1 of the ATS thread, member veryinteresting posted a link to part 1 of the video you are about to see.

This is a very powerful documentary. Very. The video goes way beyond what the photographer above was able to capture. Using hidden camera footage taken by a hero who is now very likely dead, (10 years ago) the actual reality of the people of this country will not only bring tears to your eyes it will make you sick to your stomach. If you think I’m kidding, I’ve got news for you… Just wait till Part 3 hits you.

And even well before that bit, there are orphans, hundreds of thousands of them picking up bits of rice off the ground while adults are eating right there beside them ignoring them… what the frack is that all about? It shakes one’s faith in what it means to be human.

Gets more amazing by the minute, it does, I’ll give it that. It’s nearly got me speechless, but not quite. I will say it is the strangest place I’ve seen in a long time… it seems alien almost… it’s that far removed from my reality. The cruelty, the bleakness… it’s all a bit much.

It is quite clear that not one kernel of the billions in food aid has ever reached it’s intended person. Not one kernel. Ever. It is quite clear that the rat bastard psychopaths that run the joint, led by paranoid delusional dictator Kim Jong Il have trashed the entire country and turned it into a giant opium farm. Perhaps that’s why the Western governments are so tolerant of this place.

To these synapses, tolerance of this regime is tantamount to a crime against humanity. Period. End of discussion.

Watch this and see if you don’t agree…

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

YouTube canned the account listed below, so the need to switch to the Dailymotion vids above was just realized as no one said anything, but I’ve left the description as it is quite good.. Sorry about the ads. I have found that if you hit mute on the first ad, and then set your level when the video starts, subsequent ads will stay on mute while the video track remains normal.

col888888 | November 28, 2010

This documentary first aired in 2000.

North Korea, a country of 22 million. Up to 3 million of its’ people have starved to death in the last 10 years. More than 40% of North Korean children now suffer from chronic malnutrition. Children of the Secret State is an investigation into North Korea, considered by many as the last Stalinist dictatorship, a hidden and sealed country riddled with propaganda and saturated with hostility to democracy and the West. Joe Layburn and the Hardcash team discovered a young North Korean, known by the pseudonym Ahn Chol, who has been filming undercover so that the world can see what is going on in his native land: the country where his parents both starved to death.

His devastating footage shows some of the estimated 200,000 street children, mainly orphans, foraging for food in the mud and the gutters, ignored by the adults around them and ignored by the state which claims they are at its bosom.

Close up crop by ATS member predator0187. Click to read the thread.Additionally, APRA’s Queen Mary Ghost Girl Video Puts A Chill Down My Spine! It really does!

Ghosts can have that effect on me. Not sure why except possibly because they were once supposed to be people.

Now as you may know I really loathe hoaxers and fraudsters and that’s why you won’t see certain places in the sidebar any longer like Skipper and Hoagland and Strickler. And ghost hoaxers… well, they are extra bad in my eyes, perhaps due to the effect legit ones have on me as mentioned.

There are some interesting ghost vids out there. I don’t usually watch them as I feel that the vast majority of ‘ghost hunters’ are just completely full of it, and will tell them so to their faces… and I’d never heard of these APRA people, but this came recommended so I watched it, full screen at HD and often, and – well – I was creeped out enough to put it on WATT.

There are a couple of small issues as always, but I feel they are just that. For now at least.

Could still be a hoax, but the chill felt very real.

  • It is not a shadow.
  • It has definition.
  • It seems to start standing up at the end.
  • It looks really sinister, even though “just a little girl.”

Do hit the 1080 resolution. I also strongly recommend seeing it in full screen.

Also a good discussion is ensuing here should you desire more opinions and leads. What do you think of this?

Will try to write more and sidestep the depression a bit, but until then… this quickie post will have to do. It presents WATT friend and reader (!) LunaCognita’s latest film, an unprecedented proper look at the footage of the lift off of the Lunar Module from the end of the Apollo 11 mission. He pretty much explains what’s what with it below, but, do note that near to and again at the end of this clip there are two unidentified objects seen landing

and they both land…

in the very same spot!

WAAAH!

LunaCognita | December 31, 2010

This presentation shows the 16mm Data Acquisition Camera (DAC) footage that was shot during the Apollo 11 ascent from Tranquility Base. In this ascent footage, the DAC motion picture camera was mounted in the right side forward-facing (LMP) window of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module “Eagle”, providing us a view looking down at the Moon’s surface as the LM ascent stage fires and sends the spacecraft on its way back up to lunar orbit for rendezvous and docking with the CSM “Columbia”.

Rather than just showing the raw footage here as it is cataloged in the NASA film archives, I instead show the footage in a rotation-corrected format in order to always keep the scene in it’s proper “horizon up” viewing orientation throughout the duration of the clip. This proper “horizon up” perspective can be established based on some simple visual criteria, with the goal being to ensure we are viewing the footage with the lunar surface being shown so that the Moon’s horizon that is closest to the camera’s current principle point always remains aligned and level towards the top of the field-of-view (even if the horizon itself is not actually visible at the time). This ensures that the surface scene you are viewing can be accurately interpreted.

As you can see in this footage, the rotation correction to align the scene to the “horizon up” viewing perspective is an absolutely vital adjustment that must be applied first in order to be able to even begin attempting to analyze and interpret scenes such as this one accurately. Because the DAC camera was hard-mounted in the window of the LM during liftoff from the lunar surface, this meant that the standard locked display perspective that NASA provides in their archive clips showing the Apollo ascent footage is ALWAYS displaying the lunar surface scene below in an inaccurate perspective. For over 40 years, the public has actually been watching ascent footage like this from the various Apollo missions where the lunar surface after liftoff is being shown essentially upside down (between 135 to 180 degrees off of the “horizon up” viewing perspective).

The point to this simple presentation is to merely serve as a reminder to everyone who is interested in doing their own analysis of ANY of the Apollo DAC footage or still frames of the lunar surface to always consider the question of “what is the proper viewing perspective for each scene?” The ugly fact is that the vast majority of the Apollo DAC footage and still frames, as they are archived by NASA, are not presenting their lunar surface scenes to you in anything close to the proper “horizon up” viewing orientation that our eyes expect to see. Obviously, unless this improper viewing perspective is corrected for first, you have very little chance of being able to analyze the scenes you are looking at with any degree of accuracy at all.

In addition to the rotation-correction, I also was forced to make several frame-rate adjustments to this Apollo 11 DAC footage, and the reason for that is because just before the four-minute mark after liftoff, the 16mm DAC camera suddenly alters it frame exposure rate, switching from 12 frames-per-second (the proper declared setting for filming the liftoff and ascent) down to 6 fps. I have no idea how or why this sudden frame-rate setting change occurs, because adjusting the DAC camera’s fps setting “on the fly” was certainly not one of LMP Buzz Aldrin’s checklisted duties during ascent, and I see no mention in the Apollo 11 mission and post-mission reports to account for this anomalous occurrence. The Apollo 11 ascent footage, as it is archived by NASA, makes no attempt to correct for (or even draw attention to) this sudden step-down in frame-rate, which results in the raw archive footage appearing to suddenly show a doubling of the playback speed. In addition to this, NASA typically renders their HD digital DAC archive at 29.97 NSTC, resulting in further interpolation stretching being introduced in the digital footage. I have attempted to correct for this effect here in order to ensure that the playback rate of the DAC footage accurately matches the accurate timeframe that I was able to establish using the accompanying raw mission audio track and flown liftoff&ascent charts – essentially using the accurate audio timeline to re-synchronize the inaccurate video playback rate so they match up correctly for the duration of the nearly 10-minute complete sequence of footage showing the Apollo 11 ascent from Tranquility Base.
http://magic-ufo.forum-phpbb.in/t871-…
Cheers everyone,
LC

If you’d like to check it out, there is a nice discussion of this work going on over at ATS. Short so far and very well reasoned.