Archive for February, 2012

The Federal Government is Monsanto.

Monsanto IS The Federal Government

The Federal Government is Goldman Sachs.

Goldman Sachs IS The Federal Government

Ah, good old Venn diagrams… Nice aren’t they? Creepy, these two, eh?

Do you see what we are fighting? Do you see the self-perpetuating corruption? The infamous ‘revolving door’? Surely you do. How can you not?

Note that these diagrams do not contain everyone, just some random high-profilers… there are more of the guilty named in the links, but be warned if you want to look into it… this rabbit hole is deep and veiny. Sound repulsive? Good! It IS!

These corporations; and there are many; have their tentacles everywhere. There should be a diagram for every corporatist concern, the military-industrial complex would be good. Could sell them as playing cards like they did for the 9/11 government perps.

Sorry about the brevity of this thread…  I am having a bout of writer’s block,. There’s also a bit of a time thing going on here, trying to, you know, get things done. One or two of them at least. It is hoped that you’ll be inspired by the insanity you see delineated in the graphics above to find out more. Even if it’s just reading the threads and articles linked below.

Don’t forget to pass on what you’ve learned to others… that is the important part.

Relevant threads for your research, each with much linkage and info:

Peace.

Uploaded by on Feb 2, 2007

Circa 1945, How does your country rate on a democrasy / despotism scale?

Also:
Uploaded by on Mar 28, 2009

[…]
Harold D. Laswell, Ph.D. begins with the statement, “Avoid the comfortable idea that the mere form of government can of itself safeguard a nation against despotism.” He then encourages a person to look beyond fine words and noble phrases and to use a couple of scales as yardsticks to measure the levels of democracy or despotism that may exist in a community.

Despotism

A production from back in 1945 by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc. for the Erpi Classroom Film series with Harold D. Lasswell, Ph.D., a political scientist at Yale University.

I am pretty sure this educational film, produced for American classrooms, would never be shown to kids today.

That’s because the youngsters would then have the information they need to see exactly what is going on around them. And, gosh, think for themselves, maybe. And we certainly can’t allow that now, can we? Oh, Heavens, no!

Since it was made when it was, the reference despotic state is, as you’d expect, Germany. Don’t get your head all bottlenecked by concentrating on that, though. It’s irrelevant – and as well these days there’s a lot of it about…

The film starts by examining Respect and Power. Explaining that a growing lack of respect for the beliefs and orientations of various groups, “getting an even break,” as they put it, is a telling sign of decline from democracy to despotism. Up next as the second ‘biggie’ is Power; the spread of same within a community, or, how many people get to share in a community’s vital decisions is also put on a scale with a nice sliding pointer. I note sadly that this pointer never seems to go up in the film.

Then we get into Economic Distribution and Information, areas which do much to aid and abet the two scales discussed above. When land ownership is mostly in the hands of a few, when the availability of jobs and entrepreneurial opportunity is in the hands of a few, when the system of taxation is applied in oppressive ways to those not wealthy – these things combine, destructively, in rapid fashion; and the result is the destruction of the middle class and then – despotism.

The availability of Information when limited and manipulated via control of the media and the requirement for the people to accept these false reports without question is very bad according to this film. I am sure you will agree. I note that when I was a lad there were so many independent sources of information… hundreds. Now there are six. Including radio. Six. They don’t leave out education… the training of teachers to spew BS and denigrate students who dare question the ‘facts,’ forever stifling creativity and innovation, not to mention humanity is well covered.

That pointer’s peggin’ the bottom, man.

Scary how every single thing discussed is happening right now, right outside my window.

That’s so sad. A crying shame.

My community doesn’t do so well on the charts presented herein, but not too awful. Yet. That’s, I think, mainly because a heck of a lot of “them” live here. We have a Bugatti dealer, you know… Bet yours doesn’t get all that high up on the good side either. Am I right?

This sort of film, once common, should be revived as a genre and made required viewing in every school. And not just here in America, no, it should be the norm everywhere.

Hope you like.

Peace

Uploaded by on Feb 22, 2012

Journey.

Film: Aaron Leaman
Sound Track: The Living Sleep

Additional Footage: http://kuroiso.org/

Nice, Aaron, very nice! I think it’s beautiful. The cinematography, post, editing and score are all just wonderful and so smooth.

Sadness upon sadness – and then the long, forlorn journey to recapture and rebuild the spirit, the soul even — in the end finding, finally, happiness and purpose.

That’s my take on it. Those are the feelings that this short film invokes in my heart and in my mind.

How about you?

Read other people’s comments on this film over at Aaron’s blog.

I await Chapter 2…

Peace.

Sea Serpent Art

If you go down to the sea today,
You’re sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the sea today,
You’d better go in disguise.
For ev’ry cryptid ever there was,
… Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the Sea Serpents have their picnic!

And guess who’s on the menu…?!!

– Karl Shuker

(With apologies to The Teddy Bear’s Picnic!)

Cryptozoology is one of the things that gets me heart all a flutter.

This beautiful sea serpent did the trick! This delicious bit of art came by via my friend Karl Shuker who posted it on his Facebook wall recently, along with the accompanying poem he wrote for it.

I wish I knew the artist so I could give proper credit. I’ll have to ask.

I have a few more awesome bits of artwork, (not by me, either), to put up on here. They are very nice. You will surely like them.

This blog looks all screwy on all my browsers. Hopefully WP can figure out whats broken. I’m wondering if posting this will knock some sense into it… There is reason to suspect the Russkies, but who knows.

Anyway,

Peace.

YouTube link

Uploaded by on Feb 13, 2012

Chris Packham examines some of the weirdest natural events on the planet. With the help of footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, he unravels the facts behind each story.

Episode 1 (3rd January 2012)

In the first programme, there is the mysterious case of the car cocooned by caterpillars in Holland, and the baffling case of the exploding toads in Germany. In Switzerland a lakeside town is entombed in ice and a once in a lifetime storm turns Sydney, Australia crimson overnight. There are some disturbing plagues of mice and locusts and a swarm of ladybirds. And finally there are extraordinary strandings of starfish, crabs and whales.

Chris tells the real story of the events behind the headlines and helps to explain what on earth happened.

YouTube link

Uploaded by on Feb 13, 2012

Episode 2 (4th January 2012)

The second programme features the incredible sea foam which turns part of the Australian coast into what looks like the world’s biggest bubble bath. Plus there is a look at the mysterious death of thousands of sea birds on America’s west coast, and the otherworldly phenomenon known as milky seas.

Other strange events include thousands of birds falling from the sky in America, causing panic and predictions of the apocalypse among the residents, and the fish that fell from the sky in south London.

And finally there is the story of the truly terrifying holes which open up in the earth’s crust and swallow not only buildings, but in the case of a nature reserve in Florida, an entire lake.

Pretty cool, pretty cool. Two hours of Fortean fun.

I must say that the causes found for a few of of these incidents are nearly as odd as the events themselves. That’s always nice. They do give the “standard ‘excuse’” for the fabulously Fortean fish falls, though, defaulting to waterspouts, which I suppose is to be expected, but I must note that it is in fact a plausible cause for at least some of them. For one such event that is mentioned, though, I think you’d agree that… it would be a stretch.

The most interesting segment to me is the examination of the behavior of crows in episode 1 within the exploding toad story. It is really amazing to learn just how intelligent these birds really are. I am seriously impressed and I assure you that you will be, too.

There’s a nice piece on glows  coming from the sea, or milky seas, and although it is simple bioluminescence, the scale is just astounding and you’ll find the end result of the work of a scientific team quite fascinating.

A few of the events are a little mundane looking at them now from afar, but they did cause a stir and a couple did the rounds on the internet, but if you were there they’d be mighty impressive. They’re all worth a watch. Mother Nature is always good for a shocker…

Peace.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 in Forteana

Who knew, indeed? It would appear that quite a few knew, but I was not among them. Interesting, brief and worth the trip..

itmightbethat

BURNS

A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors ignited and engulfed him. He jumped from his truck, screaming..

His neighbor came out of her house with a dozen eggs and a bowl yelling:

“bring me some more eggs!”

She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks.

The neighbor woman helped her to apply the whites onto the young man’s face.

When the ambulance arrived and the EMTs saw the young man, they asked who had done this. Everyone pointed to the lady in charge. They congratulated her and said: “You have saved his face.” By the end of the summer, the young man brought the lady a bouquet of roses to thank her. His face was like a baby’s…

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Wow!

This is just way too cool not to share.

27 seconds of something I have never seen before; and in remarkably high resolution to boot. When you think about it you realize that this whirling dervish of hot plasma is just huge… I’d say it’s quite likely to be nearly as big as the Earth!

Uploaded by on Feb 16, 2012

http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/potw.php?v=item&id=87

This 30 hour time lapse sequence was recorded this month by the obviously awesome Solar Dynamics Observatory which is run by the Goddard Space Flight Center. If you go to the web page for this video, (linked just above), you can download some nice copies in Quicktime and mpeg (and a tif picture) without all that nasty YouTube compression.

Here’s what they say…

As if it could not make up it’s mind . . . darker, cooler plasma slid and shifted back and forth above the Sun’s surface seen here for 30 hours (Feb. 7-8, 2012) in extreme ultraviolet light. An active region rotating into view provides a bright backdrop to the gyrating streams of plasma. The particles are being pulled this way and that by competing magnetic forces. They are tracking along strands of magnetic field lines. This kind of detailed solar observation with high-resolution frames and a four-minute cadence was not possible until SDO, which launched two years ago on Feb. 11, 2010. So it’s our 2nd Anniversary!

Edit to add: I thought I would include this jpg of the tif image that you can download for those who can’t watch videos, whether you’re at work or are device-challenged.

Solar Dark Matter by SDO/GSFC/NASA

Go NASA!

Peace.

Hey man, now we’re talkin’!

How I wish that I could go to this conference and just listen… oh, does this sort of thing get me excited… I mean really excited… just imagine the implications, the possibilities, the wonders and the tools that could come from this research.

Go, Boffins, Go!

WAAAH!

Superluminal Physics & Instantaneous Physics

as new fields of research

[electronic conference]

2-4 July 2012

University of New Mexico, Gallup, NM 87301, USA

American Mathematical Society calendar: http://www.ams.org/meetings/calendar/2012_jul2-4_gallup.html

In a similar way as passing from Euclidean Geometry to Non-Euclidean Geometry, we can pass from Subluminal Physics to Superluminal Physics, and further to Instantaneous Physics (instantaneous traveling). In the lights of two consecutive successful CERN experiments with superluminal particles in the Fall of 2011, we believe these two new fields of research should begin developing.

A physical law has a form in Newtonian physics, another form in the Relativity Theory, and different form at Superluminal theory, or at Instantaneous (infinite) speeds – according to the S-Denying Theory spectrum.

First, we extend physical laws and formulas to superluminal traveling and to instantaneous traveling. Afterwards, we should extend existing classical physical theories from subluminal to superluminal and instantaneous traveling.

And lately we need to found a general theory that unites all theories at: law speeds, relativistic speeds, superluminal speeds, and instantaneous speeds – as in the S-Multispace Theory.

Papers of research in the Superluminal Physics and Instantaneous Physics should be e-mailed to Prof. Florentin Smarandache, University of New Mexico, Gallup, NM 87301, USA, by July 1st, 2012, to be published in the Proceedings of Superluminal Physics & Instantaneous Physics International Conference.

Although I am pretty sure, but not completely sure, that the above research has gone beyond it, (oh, they surely have) this brings to my mind the phenomena of interconnectedness that particles can and often do share.

It is very weird and most impressive… particles and even whole particle systems have been seen to react as one, in perfect sync, when separated in space. The distance between them can be as immense as you like… even billions of light years.

Albert Einstein was particularly intrigued by this behavior in his later years – he called it “Spooky action at a distance” way back when. That name has stuck like glue in my head ever since I first read it so long ago. Conjures up some great images, some of them rather “paranormal.” And, let’s face it, it’s much sexier than a “quantum ER Bridge.”

Peace.

This, as you might imagine, is for Valentine’s Day. It’s for someone special, someone unobtainable.

It is also, of course, for everyone else here, too.

Uploaded by on Jan 9, 2012

The Little Willies – Lee Alexander (bass), Jim Campilongo (guitar), Norah Jones (piano, vocals), Richard Julian (guitar, vocals) and Dan Rieser (drums)

http://www.thelittlewillies.net/

Enjoy this fine rendition of Ralph Stanley’s heartfelt song.

Peace.

here is a picture of a young girl with a penguin.

little girl... with penguin

Found this (text included) on reddit.

Thought we could use it.

Peace.

Time for some music around here. And since I am very enamored of Norah Jones’ awesome voice and talent, here is one of their songs, a fresh and might I say superb rendition of one of the most favorite songs of my youth, Tennessee Stud by the late, great Jimmy Driftwood. It’s been covered by so many people, notably Doc Watson, Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams, Jr., the Chieftans and the list goes on.

Heard a great interview with Norah on WFUV… God, what a voice!… and it seems that after she moved to the Big Apple the realization set in that the music she grew up with in Texas was a fundamental pert of her soul… and that is the main reason why this band was formed with a few of her close friends. I should note that the band insists, by the way, that their name is a tribute to Willie Nelson, a hero of Norah’s (and myself) and not a reference to any, um, shortcomings.

Well let me just say that I am well pleased that there exists such a thing as The Little Willies…

Uploaded by on Apr 17, 2009

The Little Willies is a band formed in 2003 that features Norah Jones on piano and vocals, Richard Julian on vocals, Jim Campilongo on guitar, Lee Alexander on bass, and Dan Rieser on drums.

The group formed around a love of country classics. Between member’s regular gigs, they first played at New York City’s Living Room. The show led to a series of events, including a benefit concert for public radio station WFUV. The “loose-knit collective” found itself with a growing following. The Little Willies self-titled debut album has added to their popularity.

James Corbitt Morris (20 June 1907 12 July 1998) — better known as Jimmy Driftwood or Jimmie Driftwood; was a prolific United States folk songwriter and musician, most famous for his songs The Battle of New Orleans and Tennessee Stud.

Peace.

Uploaded by on Apr 30, 2007

Pistol shrimp blowing a blast of water a speed of 100km/h with temp 4700C.

Now this is cool. Nature always delivers the most fascinating designs. A gun built into your arm, with an endless supply of bullets…

From this creature’s Wikipedia page:
(Sorry about using Wiki as they are
such a tool of the wrong people, but I’m lazy today and for this sort of thing they’re truthful…)

I find the first paragraph pretty darn interesting…

Pistol shrimp have also been noted for their ability to reverse claws. When the snapping claw is lost the missing limb will regenerate into a smaller claw and the original smaller appendage will grow into a new snapping claw. Laboratory research has shown that severing the nerve of the snapping claw induces the conversion of the smaller limb into a second snapping claw. This phenomenon of claw symmetry in snapping shrimp has only been documented once in nature.[10]

Snapping effect

The snapping shrimp competes with much larger animals like the Sperm Whale and Beluga Whale for the title of ‘loudest animal in the sea.’ The animal snaps a specialized claw shut to create a cavitation bubble that generates acoustic pressures of up to 80 kPa at a distance of 4 cm from the claw. As it extends out from the claw, the bubble reaches speeds of 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) and releases a sound reaching 218 decibels.[11] The pressure is strong enough to kill small fish.[12] It corresponds to a zero to peak pressure level of 218 decibels relative to one micropascal (dB re 1 μPa), equivalent to a zero to peak source level of 190 dB re 1 μPa at the standard reference distance of 1 m. Au and Banks measured peak to peak source levels between 185 and 190 dB re 1 μPa at 1 m, depending on the size of the claw.[13] Similar values are reported by Ferguson and Cleary.[14] The duration of the click is less than 1 millisecond.

The snap can also produce sonoluminescence from the collapsing cavitation bubble. As it collapses, the cavitation bubble reaches temperatures of over 5,000 K (4,700 °C).[15] In comparison, the surface temperature of the sun is estimated to be around 5,800 K (5,500 °C). The light is of lower intensity than the light produced by typical sonoluminescence and is not visible to the naked eye. It is most likely a by-product of the shock wave with no biological significance. However, it was the first known instance of an animal producing light by this effect. It has subsequently been discovered that another group of crustaceans, the mantis shrimp, contains species whose club-like forelimbs can strike so quickly and with such force as to induce sonoluminescent cavitation bubbles upon impact.[16]

The snapping is used for hunting (hence the alternative name “pistol shrimp”), as well as for communication.

Jebus! What will Mother come up with next? Ha! Okay, how about this guy…?

Uploaded by on Dec 27, 2006

Animal Olympians: Featherweight boxing. A maritime creature that is 4 inches long and more powerful than a point 22 calibre pistol. Big things certainly do come in small packages!

Good gracious!

From this creature’s Wikipedia page:

Mantis shrimp or stomatopods are marine crustaceans, the members of the order Stomatopoda. They are neither shrimp nor mantids, but receive their name purely from the physical resemblance to both the terrestrial praying mantis and the shrimp. They may reach 30 centimetres (12 in) in length, although exceptional cases of up to 38 cm (15 in) have been recorded.[2] The carapace of mantis shrimp covers only the rear part of the head and the first four segments of the thorax. Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colours, from shades of browns to bright neon colours. Although they are common animals and among the most important predators in many shallow, tropical and sub-tropical marine habitats they are poorly understood as many species spend most of their life tucked away in burrows and holes.[3]

Called “sea locusts” by ancient Assyrians, “prawn killers” in Australia and now sometimes referred to as “thumb splitters” — because of the animal’s ability to inflict painful gashes if handled incautiously[4] — mantis shrimp sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning or dismemberment. Although it happens rarely, some larger species of mantis shrimp are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike from this weapon.[5]

Did you catch that last sentence? Yikes!

I am impressed by this next video… burrow too confining? No worries, mate, I’ll fix it!

Uploaded by on Aug 27, 2010

at about 23 seconds, manty makes more room for him/herself
rip manty

The ocean fascinates me endlessly because it is just as exciting as space, maybe even more so, as it is nearly totally (98%) unexplored and it is right here! It is said we know more about the moon than our oceans. This is quite true.

Just think what would discover if the monies used for war were used to explore the wonderful planet we live on.

Peace.

Digging through my drafts folder again… under a dozen now! Ha!

This is one of the strangest incidents I have ever seen. I heard about it through my usual hangout, of course, where I proceeded to read all the threads about it as they were posted over a few months worth of time. One of the saner threads about it is called, more appropriately, Madness In The Fast Lane – Suicide Pact?/Mental Illness?/Superhuman Twins?)

It is all about the story of the profoundly bizarre antics of a pair of rather resilient Swedish twins, Ursula and Sabina Eriksson, born in 1967, as they were visiting, if one could really call it that, the United Kingdom.

The threads I read ranged from the logical (pretty much) to the patently absurd.

Theories advanced were

  • various forms of mental illness
  • drugs, although none were found
  • some sort of governmental MK-Ultra type mind control experiment
  • some sort of governmental super-soldier manipulation / training deal
  • that they are really clones
  • and finally – the WATT prize of Most Ridiculous has to go to the one that appeared on Christmas in 2010, a thread called Alien twin hybrids on TV.

Really. We do get our share of them at ATS.

Yet even with three professional psychologists weighing in with psychological speculation, the case to this day remains – unexplained.

The original “Aliens…” post said: (typos corrected)

In latest program UFOs & the Star of Bethlehem, Author L.A. Marzulli Introduce the story about the two twin alien hybrid being shown in a documentary called “Twins Madness in the fast lane”

He say that there is this documentary about two twins that are clearly alien hybrids because of the things they do and because they have super human powers and dont care about pain ( no drugs involved )

I will not go into depth about what is going to happen in this short documentary where the supposedly twin alien hybrids are in, all that I will say is that is jaw dropping even if you believe its alien hybrids, mind control or mental ill persons.

Well. Should have stopped when I saw the words Coast to Coast, but didn’t, as I did not immediately realize on clicking that it dealt with this case. There is nothing therein that has any relation to any aspect of “alien hybrids.” Nothing. Whatsoever.

The entire story is jaw dropping, however. I’ll certainly give it that! High Strangeness!

Just to note, as you will see upon watching, the entire premise listed above is distasteful at best and reeks of charlatan in the worst way… let’s just say that the gentleman person referred to is not one who will be let into the bunker after the SHTF. I abhor charlatans. Especially those who care more for fame and money that the people they directly hurt with their thoughtless bullshit.

As one commenter noted: (typos corrected, emphasis added)

To imply that they are ET hybrids is scraping the barrel of Ufology in desperation for a new story.when they did tests on both of them they both had abnormally high amounts of HGH (human growth hormone)in their system which was said to be naturally occurring? If you do some research you’ll find lots on HGH, and how it makes the user feel invincible, ultra strong

Oh, man, I hate when I go off on such silly tangents. Not altogether sure why it affects me so but I think the impact of those poor souls so desperate to believe such foolishness in the face of reason gets me going a tad too much.

So before I get even further into digression, forget all that alien crap, for crap it is – and savor if you will just how powerful mental illness can be and just how weird human behavior can be.

Two girls, from an admittedly very poor and tragic childhood, later go on to lead pretty much normal lives as far as we can tell, one married with kids in Ireland; one in the USA; finally get together after a being apart for about 5 years… and then, suddenly — what you are about to see takes place.

Originally broadcast on the UK’s BBC One at 10:30pm on Tuesday, 10 August 2010.

Madness in the fast lane (Full film)

Uploaded by on May 20, 2011

In 2008, BBC cameras filmed two Swedish sisters throwing themselves into traffic on the M6. When it was shown on BBC One, nearly 7 million viewers were glued to their screens, and millions more watched it later on YouTube.

The footage was shocking. One previewer wrote “On no account miss this documentary. It opens with what is perhaps the most extraordinary footage I’ve seen on TV”.

But this amazing footage was only part of an even more incredible story, one which could not be told at the time for legal reasons.

Now, two years later, this documentary reveals the full story of the hours just before the cameras captured that motorway footage, and the even more chilling story of what happened over next 72 hours, which left one of the sisters fleeing the scene of a crime, after she had stabbed a man through the chest.

Those who were at the centre of this fascinating legal case, including the police and Crown prosecution service, reveal the complex issues involved in both bringing charges and taking this disturbing case to trial.

A leading criminal psychiatrist, Dr. Nigel Eastman, explains the difficulties the judicial system has in achieving justice and deciding punishment when dealing with mental illness. He explains the possible causes of the womens’ behaviour, and why, in his view, it could happen again.

Peace.