Sunday, July 31, 2011

Such Men Are Dangerous

Danger Man Season 2, Ep. 14 "Such Men Are Dangerous"

Actor Patrick McGoohan, as Danger Man John Drake, masquerades as an ex-convict in the episode "Such Men Are Dangerous" - a dangerous guise which enables him to penetrate a vicious secret society which has the fanatical objective of murdering political leaders. Its members are recruited from the criminal class, and they are trained to kill.

This television show was originally seen around the world: America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Egypt, Finland, Portugal, Cyprus, Bermuda, Poland, Western Germany, Rhodesia, Yugoslavia, Hong Kong, Sweden, Spain, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Malta, Lebanon, Thailand, Algeria, and Iran.

It's star was world famous. While a now-forgotten television show from 1965, it has lessons for us today. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Turkey's Entire Military Command Quits

Turkey's entire top brass quit on Friday night, July 29, 2011, leaving one of America's strongest military's allies leaderless as the country's Islamic government confronts senior officers for conspiring against the prime minister.


Gen Kosaner resigned because he "deemed it necessary," according to a report on NTV Photo: REUTERS

Gen Kosaner and his senior commanders quit just hours after a court charged 22 suspects, including several generals and officers, with carrying out an internet campaign to undermine the government. 

"It has become impossible for me to continue in this high office, because I am unable to fulfil my responsibility to protect the rights of my personnel as the chief of general staff," Gen Kosaner told the Hurriyet news group.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bombing in Oslo, Norway and the Global Consciousness Project at Princeton

Below is an image from the Global Consciousness Project at Princeton University. This projects provides people with random number generators. The random number generators are isolated from each other and none of the people who receive them know who else has them or has any way of contacting the others who possess them. Before major events, these random number generators begin to generate an organized series of numbers that synchronize with all of the other locations where they are around the world, indicating something major is about to happen. Essentially, these random number generators begin to generate a not-so-random series of numbers.

Some people have postulated that this means that on some level we are all connected and that these random number generators are synchronizing to warn of an impending event. Before the event occurs, the numbers begin to rapidly increase. When the numbers are graphed, they show an upward trend, anticipating the event. During and immediately after the major events, the data recorded by these generators appear to show that the global mind of humanity is reacting to the event.
The GCP event was set for 6 hours beginning at 13:00 UTC, about an hour before the bomb in the center of Oslo (4:00 pm local time). The result is Chisquare 21936.921 on 21600 for p = 0.053 and Z = 1.616.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Norweigian Shooter as Mordred

According to the July 23, 2011 account of the shootings at Utoya in the New York Times:

“He seemed he was enjoying it” Magnus Stenseth, a youth leader, told the Norwegian newspaper VG. “He walked around the island as if he had absolute power.”

Other accounts from the Daily Mail indicate Anders Behring Brievik was the son of a Norweigian diplomat, had grown up in London and vacationed in Paris. He was completely estranged from his father, purportedly, although accounts differ, because his father chose to cut off contact with all four of his children around the time Brievik was 15. Brievik also decried his upbringing by a feminist mother and feminist half-sister, stating he "was given too much freedom."

While I was initially puzzled as to why Brievik targeted an elite summer camp held for what I had assumed were the presumably white children of Norway's Labor Party, Michael Schwirtz's account in the New York Times indicates many of Brievik's victims were the children of immigrants from Africa and Asia, in keeping with his anti-immigrant views.

In addition, Brievik held a princely high position in a Masonic lodge, and was their spokesman, as befitting his upper-class upbringing. And yet, he was not part of the power structure, he resented non-ethnic, non-white immigrants holding the power or the promise of power that should have been his. Disowned by his father, retreating to the countryside, reaching adolescence without a father figure, wanting to wage war on the society into which he had been born, all I can think of is Mordred, King Arthur's estranged son, waging war on Camelot.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

You Have The Power

I died as a mineral, and rose a plant
I died as a plant, and rose again an animal,
I died as an animal, and rose a man.
Why then should I fear to become less by dying?

I shall die once again as a man,
To rise an angel, perfect from head to foot...
Again, when I suffer dissolution as an angel,
I shall become what passes the conception of man.

- Rumi

The truth that many people do not want to face is that we dream our own reality.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Fourth Night of the Mayan Calendar

Today is the Fourth Night of the Ninth Underworld of the Mayan calendar. It lasts from July 13, 2011 until July 30, 2011. 

It is time to sleep and when we awake we will have to chose a side and decide what kind of human we want to be.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ok, this is weird

One of the driest places on the planet, the Atacama Desert in Chile, has just experienced its heaviest snowfall in almost two decades.

As the BBC is reporting, the Atacama desert region in Chile was virtually buried with an estimated 31.5 inches of snow after a cold front brought subzero temperatures to much of South America, including Argentina and Uruguay.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Why Hemp Could Save The World

That title probably should say, "Why hemp could have saved the world all along," because the plant should never have been banned in the first place, and its prohibition has led to untold suffering around the globe. If we—the global human population—had been able to grow the miracle plant hemp (Cannabis genus) locally and to use it for local industries and businesses, including and especially for fuel, we would never have needed to be addicted to oil, for one, an addiction that is at the root of much misery. We would never have allowed ourselves to be lorded over by international oil-mongers whose crimes against humanity have become legion, including wholesale invasion of other lands and slaughter of countless people.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs on July 1, 2011

Where is the Eclipse Visible?

The partial solar eclipse on July 1, 2011, will only be visible if you are on the coast of Antarctica, where the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This eclipse occurs only one month after the June 1 partial solar eclipse. The lunar penumbra will briefly touch and only glance the globe off Lutzow-Holm bay which is on the coast of Antarctica. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the earth but passes very close to it.