Local Bigfoot Researcher Thom Powell To Speak at OM

Local bigfoot researcher Thom Powell will speak at Oregon MUFON’s May 2015 meeting.  Come find out why Thom, a middle school teacher of science, found more than he bargained for in his research.  Thom backs science all the way and is still a staunch advocate of scientific analysis of bigfoot evidence.  However, today Thom acknowledges that some parts of bigfoot evidence are strange indeed.  And this evidence, he believes, may require a reassessment of science’s underpinnings.

Thom’s second book on his bigfoot research is shortly to be published. His latest book, the Edges of Science, should be available this summer. In it, he details his life as a bigfoot researcher since the early 1990s. Sit in Thom’s back pocket as he takes you on his bigfoot adventures and reveals his evolving thinking about what it all means as the years go by. 

Thom will give us a sneak peak into his findings and share his insights into just what kind of reality bigfoot apparently inhabits. Bigfoot just might be closer to UFO realities than you think.

Don’t miss this talk by Thom on May 12 at our usual Oregon MUFON meeting place.

UN warns the world to be prepared for upcoming global Ebola outbreaks

(NaturalNews) Ongoing human encroachment into and disruption of wildlife habitats will only increase the rate at which diseases like Ebola emerge, warned the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, in an interview with The Independent.Nabarro said that…

Dead zones: Places where no animal can survive found in Atlantic Ocean

A team of German and Canadian marine biologists have for the first time ever witnessed so-called ‘dead zones’ in the Atlantic Ocean – places where no life can thrive, owing to there being almost no dissolved oxygen in the water.

Zones depleted of oxygen do exist in nature and have previously been discovered along populated coastal areas off the eastern and …

Where the Islamic State Gets Its Weapons

Early one morning in late February, a European investigator working in Kobani, the northern Syrian city that for months had been a battleground between Kurdish fighters and militants from the Islamic State, stepped outside the building where he was staying and saw something unusual. A Kurd on the street was carrying a long black assault rifle that the investigator thought …

Corporations pay American Council on Science and Health big money to push toxic products – Science for sale

(NaturalNews) A disgruntled faction of establishment scientists who claim to have a corner on scientific truth recently attempted (and failed) to unseat Dr. Mehmet Oz from his position as head of Columbia University’s Department of Surgery, maintaining that Dr. Oz shows “disdain for…

Associated Press pushes pro-war propaganda with deceptive drone strike poll

(NaturalNews) A recent report from the Associated Press blared this headline: “AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists.”A news service treating its own in-house polling as “news” is not new by a long shot. However, speaking of long shots, the story itself and…

Fipronil: Tea store 50 Lan becomes embroiled in pesticide scare

Note from Fluoride Action Network. Fipronil is a highly toxic pesticide. This is it’s molecular formula:
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Renowned tea beverage chain 50 Lan yesterday became embroiled in an ongoing pesticide scare revolving around tea chain store Stornaway, after one of its tea beverages was found to contain excessive levels of fipronil.

The chain, which has more than 500 branches nationwide, was among 20 tea beverage stores inspected by the Taichung City Government’s Health Bureau on April 1 and 2.

The bureau said it tested a total of 32 beverage products for pesticide residues, with four testing positive.

The “four season tea” from 50 Lan’s Daming branch in the city’s Dali District contained fipronil at 0.003 parts per million (ppm); the black tea from A Tea’s Siangsin branch was found to have 0.005ppm of fipronil; the Assam black tea from Tea Shop had 0.004ppm of fipronil; and the Tieguanyin tea from Kuang Fu Hsin Tea Co had 0.008ppm of fipronil and 0.07ppm of insecticide ethion.

“However, given that the maximum permissible levels for fipronil in edible products was reduced from 0.005ppm to 0.002ppm in July last year, we have requested local health bureaus where each of the four tea stores is located to ascertain whether the tea leaves in question were produced before or after the policy change,” Taichung Health Bureau Deputy Director Tsai Shu-feng said.

As no residue of ethion is allowed in beverages and with the level of fipronil found in its tea product being higher than the original maximum allowable level, Tsai said the bureau has referred Kuang Fu Hsin for discipline and ordered it to stop selling its Tieguanyin tea beverage.

50 Lan’s central area manager, Ma Ya-fen, yesterday afternoon posted a picture on Facebook of an SGS test report on its green tea ingredients, urging the chain’s customers to rest assured that its product met required standards.

Tainan City Government Department of Health official Wang Chi-shan said the tested sample from 50 Lan belonged to a batch of 7,568kg tea leaves the company purchased from Tainan-based San Ching Tea Manufacturing Co on March 18.

“Each batch of tea leaves acquired from San Ching came with an SGS test report. The one for the March 18 batch showed that the tea leaves contained fipronil at merely 0.002ppm, which met the government’s regulations,” Wang said.

Wang said 50 Lan has requested a retest, but the bureau ordered a preventive recall of the tea beverage regardless, to ensure public safety.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said that all imported tea leaves and flower petals have been subjected to a batch-by-batch border inspection since Tuesday, in response to the pesticide scare.

“Importers who pass three border inspection tests in a row could see the inspection rate of their goods drop to 50 percent, and further to 20 percent and 5 percent, pending the inspection results,” FDA Director-General Chiang Yu-mei told a press conference in Taipei.

Chiang said Taiwan imports tea leaves and flower petals from a total of 47 countries, with those from Vietnam accounting for nearly 70 percent.

See:

original article for names in Chinese

articles in Chinese

• 2009 article: Resurgence of Fipronil in China

 

Migrant boat captain arrested as survivors of sinking reach Italy

Italian police have arrested two suspected people traffickers among the survivors of the migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday, as the United Nations said it believed that at least 800 people died in the sinking – the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.

Prosecutors said they had detained 27-year-old Tunisian Mohammed Ali Malek, believed to …

Sweden’s solution to Mediterranean deaths

This scene is from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. A summer’s breeze compared to what is now coming from Africa.

Imagine a Danish person who is unhappy with his current life. Then he hears about Canada being this swell place to live. So he sets out in a rowboat from the Danish coast to start a new life. To everyone’s …

How to grow plasters from your household compost



    

Would you wear a plaster grown from fungus? US-based bioengineer Aakriti Jain and Parisian industrial designer Guillian Graves think so. They also want think you should grow it yourself in a tabletop “microfactory”.

“Instead of throwing your compost in the trash, you would place it in the device so the SCOBY culture can feed on it,”Jain, currently interning at Harvard Medical School, tells WIRED.co.uk. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast, a common combination used to ferment drinks. In Jain and Grave’s proposed microfactory — called a Growduce — the SCOBY/compost combination would produce layers of leathery cellulose, cellulose that can be grown into any shape using moulds. The cellulose can be customised using different colourings or materials, or in the case of the plaster, some soothing aloe vera can be added.

By: Liat Clark,

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TV2 Denmark Documentary on HPV Vaccine Shows Lives of Young Women Ruined


TV2 Denmark has done something no mainstream media network in the United States will dare to do: look into the controversial HPV vaccine that many have claimed has ruined the lives of so many young women, and publish an investigative report.

In December of 2013 Katie Couric did a show on the HPV Gardasil Vaccine where she dared to interview the …

Animal Farm and the Archonic Abuse Paradigm

10th May 2015 By Zen Gardner Contributing Writer for Wake Up World This has been bothering me for some time. We have neighbors who treat their dogs horribly. They don’t beat them, but their indifference and neglect is heartrending. It’s not the norm in this country, as most dogs are free to roam most of the time …Continue Reading – Animal Farm and the Archonic Abuse Paradigm

The Roswell Slides After the Big Reveal

Well, the great reveal has happened and it was… not great. In fact, opinion seems to be running against the idea that this was an alien creature and with many inside the UFO community saying that they were underwhelmed. Even those who are solidly inside the extraterrestrial camp have expressed disappointment in the program and the slides with some suggesting this was all promotion for another Don Schmitt and Tom Carey Roswell book.

Tony Bragalia, who has worked with Schmitt and Carey for months if not years on this, is still convinced that it is nothing earthly and there are scientists who back up his claim. In an article that he has circulated this morning (May 6, 2015), he provided this statement from two of those scientists:

It’s nothing like us, we can see that his feet and legs appear to be like that of a reptile and could have evolved from something like a gecko or some similar animal that became larger and developed a large brain and binocular vision. His nose is small, his mouth different from ours. There are parts that could have been removed during autopsy. I[t] seems to have no teeth.

Joint Statement, Luis Antonio de Alba, Anatomist and Physiologist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Richard Doble, Canadian Physical Anthropologist.
Bragalia also wrote, quoting  Professor Rod Slemmons, Former Director of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography and 1950s Kodak Executive, “It would be really, really hard to fake these slides or to duplicate them if that is what you want to do [.]”

And while all that is somewhat interesting, it doesn’t actually prove anything other than these fellows have expressed an opinion about the slides that don’t actually say anything about it being obviously alien. In fact, the name of the Rochester, NY Photo-scientist who supposedly rendered a positive opinion on the slides dating was not revealed. Bragalia wrote:

The truth is that the name of the photo-scientist is known to researchers and others. It was not publicly revealed for a simple reason: the man was repeatedly harassed at home by strangers. It is known that skeptic Lance Moody and reporter Billy Cox both separately -and within a day of each other- found the leaked name of the scientist and saw fit to call him at home at night out-of-the-blue to question him. Bear in mind that this was before the scientists name had been properly revealed and well before his image analysis report was even released. Understandably, the man was angry and has indicated that he simply does not need this kind of thing in his life.
And while it is understandable that the man would have been annoyed at the telephone calls, it is also understandable that others would want to corroborate the information that was being circulated by those who allege the slides show an alien creature. The real problem here is that they leaked the name, unintentionally, and then are appalled that others wish to verify the information. Lance Moody has written that the Rochester scientist’s verdict wasn’t nearly positive as others have suggested and that he was not named in the great reveal suggests that there are problems with the claims about his testimony.

Or, in other words, the point is moot because the witness was not there to be asked a few questions to clarify the situation.

John Greenewald was as unimpressed as were so many others. To his Black Vault site at:

he posted some rather negative words. “When I woke up the morning of May 6, 2015, I expected to at least see 10, maybe 20, maybe even 50 headlines about this.  What did I see? At 8 am in the morning, well after the first news cycle… there were about 3. And those articles ripped apart this story, and profiled it as the joke it was.”

Greenewald quoted from the UK’s Daily Mirror which had said:

Two photographs of a “dead alien” were unveiled at a big money event last night – and immediately dismissed as fake.
A series of ‘UFOlogists’ appeared at the Be Witness meeting last night to reveal images of an extraterrestrial who supposedly crashed to Earth during the infamous Roswell incident in 1947.
The images were found by former journalist Adam Dew, who reportedly turned down interviews with magazines that wanted to cover the story because “they were not offering any compensation” [Which, of course, shows that they weren’t interested as alleged, they just weren’t interested in handing over some cash].
He claimed to have taken steps to verify the pair of alien snaps and said Kodak experts had dated the film to 1947.
But the rest of the world has not had the chance to test the rigour of his methods, because high resolution images of the alien are not yet available.
They are likely to be sold through his production company Dew Media alongside a documentary about the discovery of the slides.
The photos were supposedly found in Arizona, hidden in a collection of snaps owned by oil geologist Bernard Ray and his wife Hilda Ray, who have both died.
Nick Pope, a researcher who headed up a UFO investigation wing at the UK Ministry of Defence, told Mirror Online he was “underwhelmed”.
“It could be a model, or it could simply be a fake image, dressed up to look like a Forties slide,” he said.
Greenewald concluded, “Others took to social networks, and quickly were able to find nearly identical looking ‘bodies’ right here from human civilizations. This, even further, supports the theory this is nothing more than a museum artifact.”

Bragalia, however, wrote, “An overnight poll conducted by Coast-to-Coast radio has thus far tallied over 800 respondents to a survey asking what the nature of the creature:
42% say it is not an alien image.

58% believe it to either be that of an alien, or that they are simply not
certain what it is.
The figures, however, aren’t quite that supportive when broken down. It is true that 42.1% voted that it is not an alien, only 28.55% voted that it was, leaving 29.35 % voting that they were unsure. It could be said, that over 71% voted no or unsure, which is nearly three-quarters of those who expressed an opinion. I asked Bragalia and he agreed that what he had written about this was misleading, suggesting that I could correct that.

Here’s what I think, if anyone actually cares at this point. We haven’t had a good look at the high resolution slides and have been offered excuses for why that hasn’t happened. The slides seem to depict a creature, cadaver, corpse, in a museum setting rather than the expected situation if it was truly alien. The array of expert opinion we were told would be offered has not materialized and the statements that have been made seem to be weak. Already there have been pictures of mummies in various museums that seem to resemble to a high degree the body in the slide. There is nothing to tie this to Roswell and I will point out that both Carey and Schmitt did say that these weren’t “Roswell” slides, but their commentary seemed to suggest they believed otherwise.

They provided some witness testimony but it did little to validate the slides. Carlene Green, whose father, Homer Rowlette, said that he had seen the bodies. There are those who worry about the color of them she mentioned, but that isn’t the problem here. She is a nice woman I interviewed a number of years ago, but she didn’t see anything herself. She is a second-hand witness who can only report what her father told her so long ago.

We still have nothing for the provenance; we still don’t know who took the slides, when they were taken, or who even owns them now. It could be Adam Dew who has said that his company owns them, or it could be the brother of the woman who found them. That point has not been clarified.

Today, May 6, we really don’t know anything more than we did on May 4. Nothing was clarified at the big reveal. We have the names of some of the scientists, but certainly not in the numbers we expected. We have a better resolution of the slides, but rather than clarify, they have not done that. They seem to be of a creature in a museum setting given what is seen in the background, but we don’t know. At the end of the presentation we are as confused as we were before it started.

Can anyone say Alien Autopsy?

Lakeshore Doesn’t Want Fluoride

Lakeshore council is worried the province is going to force them to put fluoride in the town water.

Mayor Tom Bain says the majority of the town has never had it in their water, and they don’t want to add it now. “We’re going to send a letter off to the provincial government that we felt we dealt with it here and that we feel it’s a local issue. We want them to know we certainly don’t want it in our water.”

Bain says the chemical could also cause problems for the towns food processing plants.

Provincial officials have hinted regulations forcing municipalities to include fluoride in water could be coming.

Transhumanist Design at CHI 2015

Introduction

This is a short article about two interesting technologies presented at CHI 2015 in Seoul Korea which I think exemplify transhumanist design principles. While transhumanism is commonly known as philosophical idea, social movement, and most recently a political movement, it can also rightly be viewed as a strategy for design, which is to say, transhumanism is a way of thinking about design and designing things.

What sets transhumanist design apart from previous ideas about design is first the requirement that we are designing something that is intended to enhance and extend life. But also, inherent in the transhumanist approach to design is the notion that the user themselves can be designed. While user centered design and mainstream industrial design focus around the design and creation of useful objects, transhumanist designers consider the design of systems which augment, manipulate or even deeply alter the functions of the users themselves. In general we consider both the design of an object or system and the re-design or enhancement of the user and we consider both at once, presuming a man-machine symbiosis.

While the boundary between what constitutes a true alteration of the user versus simply adding yet another “device” like a mobile phone is blurry, I will suggest that transhumanist designs focus on changing the functionality of the human body, sensory systems and mind, and these designs often work within an individual or egocentric frame of reference, and may go so far as to include direct control and permanent alteration of the user including direct manipulation of biological function and also behavior.

Conventional design treats the user’s sensory systems as passive receivers while user actions are considered to be unpredictable. However transhumanist design allows us to consider enhancing or extending the human sensory channels as well as deciding what information to present to these extended senses.

Consider the recently announced Apple Watch which is a very standard mainstream design approach and compare it to the DARPA sponsored effort to develop a “cortical modem”, a device capable of directly reading and writing to the visual cortex. In transhumanist designs, the technologies can take active control over the user themselves not only “reading” but “writing” to their biological systems.

 

Affordance++

Affordance++ is a novel technology and product concept which has recently been developed by user interaction researcher and designer Pedro Lopes (plopes.org) that nicely demonstrates the idea of transhumanism as a strategy for design, and Pedro’s paper documenting it won the best paper award at CHI 2015!

In Affordance++ the goal is to create smart interactive objects, items that “extending the affordance of objects by allowing them to communicate dynamic use, such as (1) motion (e.g., spray can shakes when touched), (2) multi-step processes (e.g., spray can sprays only after shaking), and (3) behaviors that change over time (e.g., empty spray can does not allow spraying anymore).”

However, Affordance++ does not work by adding devices, systems, or technologies to the objects but rather by augmenting the user.

Lopes explains on his site, “Conceptually there are many ways of implementing affordance++, generally by applying sensors and actuators to the user’s body, such as the arm.” In his award winning paper, he chooses one particular implementation which is to actuate users by “controlling their arm poses using electrical muscle stimulation”. That is, users wear a device on their arm that controls the user’s muscles electronically, turning them into an electronically controllable puppet or marionette. Another approach might be the use of an exoskeleton or similar device.

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The Affordance++ device can be used to implement smart objects that show the user how to use them, notify the user of unsafe or improper uses, and allow the use of unusual and novel objects without any training.

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Cyclops

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Cyclops is a single-piece wearable device that sees its user’s body postures through an ego-centric view of the user that is obtained through a fisheye lens at the center of the user’s body.

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While wearing the Cyclops device the users body posture and gestures are recorded via the fisheye lens. For example the Cyclops can count sit ups for you.

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The limitations of Cyclops arise from the fisheye lens distortion and limited field-of-view. Cyclops fails when it cannot “see” the motion of the body, such as in baseball pitching. This problem, however, can be solved by using another Cyclops that is worn on the back of the user. In general, we can imagine users wearing multiple cameras and this data might also be integrated with measurements from other sensors such as EMG.

 

Perform Skills Without Learning Them or Learn By Doing

Imagine adding an augmented or virtual reality display to the mix. You now have a system where the user can perform skills they don’t know how to do themselves, such as boxing or martial arts, repairing complex devices, and so on, with their movements being guided or controlled by Affordance++.

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While active control over the user’s muscles does enable them to perform a skill without knowing how to do it themselves, it also enables “learning by doing” where a physical skill could be learned very rapidly by literally repeating the motions. This is after all the exact reason for the extensive practice of specific movements and skills required to learn things like martial arts or dancing.

One can also imagine this device as a very useful sort of enhancement for someone suffering from any progressively worsening disease that limited their ability to move or perform skilled actions.

 

Designing Out Pain

Transhumanist design not only suggests some specific approaches to solving problems, it also presents some ideas about what types of problems are important to solve. Specifically we seek to develop systems and designs that enhance and extend human life. A more careful definition and explanation is however beyond the scope of this short article.

As an example, consider the human phenomenon of pain. Pain is an unpleasant fact of life we are told. But what is it for? Nominally pain is a signal that something is wrong or that the body has been damaged. However we often receive minor yet quite painful injuries which have no real bearing on survival or fitness, for example picking up a cup of too hot coffee or the notorious papercut. But note also that pain is a signal about an event in the past. It doesn’t help you avoid the burn or papercut.

We can imagine a system that observes and knows the user’s body position as well as having various knowledge about the environment. Using Affordance++, the user can receive a warning and avoid injury. In using novel or unfamiliar tools, this could avoid many new user injuries. In cases where grievous injury or death is possible, for example operating dangerous heavy machines, such a system could save your life by literally preventing you from being stupid. Beyond this, such a system could enhance the safety of human robot cooperation and co-working environments.

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Risks

It goes without saying that a technology which allows a machine to control a human could have risks. Ramez Naam in his excellent book Nexus outlined the potential as a sort of nanotechnological drug called DWITY for “do what I tell you”. The television program Dollhouse also covered this idea. In short, one can imagine using this sort of technology to take control over another person and make them do something that they otherwise wouldn’t want to do. Someone could commit murder or become the ultimate remote control assassin. The device could even prevent the user from taking it off.

While there might also be other more realistic risks such as muscle or ligament damage, this is the one that brings the headlines. But presently this is mostly just hype. Current technologies just give a tactile signal, they can’t really control you like a puppet, and you could just rip the device off.

 

Want to know more?

Read more about Affordance++ prototype and details about the user study findings in the CHI 2015 paper (ACM Digital Library, or here).

You can find the source here. Affordance++ uses a web editor developed by Patrik Jonell that allows you to record gestures by drawing the amplitude curves for the EMS machine, calibrate different users, etc. This assumes you are running similar hardware as the one prototype which is a custom EMS unit, so you will have to build your own device. Check CHI paper for details.

The CHI 2015 paper on Cyclops can be found here.

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Debunking myths about the teenage brain


Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is just as fascinated by the links between neuroscience and education as she is outraged by the pseudo science that often intrudes upon this territory.

Neuroscience in education has really been flourishing in recent years, she says on stage at WIRED Health, but some theories about neuroscience have already infiltrated schools, and not necessarily in a good way.

 

By: Katie Collins,

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Being Male "Is A Birth Defect"

Editor’s Note: This article from “The Chronicle of Higher Education” is a must read. The blatant hatred expressed towards men is astonishing. The story is called “The End of Male Supremacy,” the author is a self-hating man by the name of Melvin Konner. From a biological perspective the article is not only horribly inaccurate, it is sheer lunacy. It’s skewed …

DOWN IN THE CRYPTO-DUMPS, part three: Hairy Humanoids.


OLDEN TIMES:

Another one of our mysteries which is set in stone in the ancient mind — either those old folks had no clue whatever, or we don’t.

Ivan had several classic illustrations of hairy wild men which formed part of his ideas on the “Wudewasa” of Europe’s past, and I’ll just post a few here. The above is, I believe, a fragment of a painting study by Hans Durer {I’ve never heard of Hans Durer; Albrecht Durer yes.} .

All of these are interesting, but the very bottom drawings intrigue. I notice that the picturing of the Ourang-outan is quite like the drawing of the wildman by Bontius, and that slides right into the drawing by Gesner of Breydenbach’s apeman. This in turn reflects upon the next picture.

These are illustrations for Breydenbach’s Travels in the Holy Land. Our wildman is at the bottom right, and it, if just an orangutan is pictured with a tool and leading a camel. Well, that is at least odd. Other than the “orangutan/wildman”, the camel, giraffe, crocodile and long-eared sheep seem uncontroversial. But what about the giant salamander and the unicorn? The unicorn has as “Narwhal-looking” a horn on it as any I’ve seen. Is Breydenbach just a wholesale liar?? He states unmistakenly: ” These animals are truly depicted just as we saw them in the Holy Land.” What’s going on? The only way that I can think to rescue his reputation would be to say that he visited some notorious stuffed animal museum which contained real and whizzed up animals.

…….. or he could have really seen a unicorn and a giant salamander.

But we don’t want to think about that, I guess. Too Out Proctor with too little data.

Alright. Pushing onward into the Bush: GIANTS.

Ummm…. ugly. Can The True and The Ugly be one? Though Plato didn’t think so, {he of “the good, the true, the beautiful” idealism}, he must have not taken himself literally in the popular definition sense of beauty, since, despite what the guy in The Princess Bride said, he was not a moron. Our Native Americans believed in a true race of giants and one of their artists is telling us that we are now looking at one. … Sasquatch with a shave and a haircut??

Ivan published at least three articles in PURSUIT on the subject of Giants. The first claimed that Lundy Island [a small piece of land in the general gap between Wales and Cornwall] had two ancient coffins containing two eight-foot skeletons plus “sacrificed slaves”. Upon trying to track this claim down, SITU got nowhere except to hear that the original writer of the newsclipping got his “data” from an “older clipping” and “reference books”, all unnamed and unfound.

A second article listed several dispersed claims. a]. 100 miles south of Tug Hill, PA remains of a people of giant size; b]. Sayopa, Sonora Mexico old cemetery of burials of men averaging eight feet; c]. El Boquin, Chontates District, Nicaragua gigantic man with head missing. {Ivan noted that Chontates is an indian word meaning “wildman”}; d]. Island off southern Florida eight foot tall human skeletons embedded in the sand; e]. Tioga Point, Bradford county PA 68 men buried in a mound, averaging seven feet tall; this last group was said to have evidence of horns on their heads. … I think that I’ll pass on these … for more than one reason.

The third article was an examination of a claim repeated by Ivan himself in his classic Abominable Snowman: a Legend Come to Life. In that he spoke of a giant skull found during WWII on the very western tip of the Aleutian Island chain. The catalyst for this PURSUIT article was the appearance of an old Sanderson acquaintance who was on site when the thing was uncovered. This man had scolded Ivan for not asking him about the claim before publishing it in his book. Ivan retorted: “I didn’t know you were there!!” The man [kept anonymous by Sanderson] went on to describe uncovering the damaged and degenerating skull of what he called an Icthyosaur [Ivan disagreed with that identification while buying that this thing was not human], which had lost part of its beak, and was in the process of losing the rest. The seamen were referring to it as The Giant, while not knowing what they were talking about. Ivan then rejected the spectacular claim, and with the new data decided that something like a bottle-nosed dolphin was a better guess.

There were also two articles from something called Forgotten Ages. These things were entitled “The Sons of Goliath, parts one and two”.These articles were loaded with giant claims and far too dense for me to detail here. I’ll give a too-brief thumbnail. Part one was more worldwide while part two was almost entirely US focussed. Part one listed claims of the following sort: a]. 1928 Ecuadoran Central Railroad blasting crew— eight foot and nine foot giants. b]. about same year, Gargayan, Philippines — seventeen foot tall skeleton; c]. also same period, Ceylon — thirteen foot skeletons; d]. 1960 Tura, Assam, India — eleven foot skeleton — “authorities” dismiss it as “only” the bones of an ape … uhhh, just an eleven foot ape? Sure, no news there; e]. 1969 Terracina Italy — fifty tiled coffins each containing a skeleton between 6 1/2 and 8 feet tall; f]. 1891 Crittendon, Arizona — sarcophagus with skeleton 12 feet tall; g]. 1911 and 1931 and 1939 Lovelock, Nevada — several skeletons and mummies between 6 1/2 and 9 feet tall, between 8 and 10 feet tall, and one seven feet seven inches; h]. 1879 Brewersville, Indiana — number of skeletons one of which was 9 feet 8 inches tall; i]. 1925 Walkerton Indiana — eight skeletons 8 to 9 feet tall; and eight more instances, most of which were from Minnesota. In one of those “mound stories” it was insisted that among the remains were the bones of HORSES despite them not being native to the continent.

Part two of this hard-working review piece, concentrated on the idea that not only was the North American continent littered with the remains of giants, but that the Native Americans knew this all along. These giants went by the names of the “Sitecah” or the “Allegewi” or the “Telligewi” [among doubtless others]. They were considered to be the legendary opponents of the current tribes, of great size, fair skin, outstanding understanding of technology, and the builders of the mound culture. The academic archaeologists and anthropologists cringe horribly at even the thought of this, as it is academic cant that the Native American peoples built all of that themselves — I by the way am happy with the thought that the direct ancestors of the current peoples were the Mound Builders, but in the spirit of Charles Fort severely disapprove of having such conclusions as basic “untouchables” built right into the psyches of a whole tribe of academics by training [programming]. It should at least give a little pause when native elders and shamans tell you a different story.

The part two goes on to fire even more shots across the academic bows, bringing up the much argued “Chinese exploration of the Americas” as claimed documented in the Shan Nai King. Herein it is claimed that America was well explored in the 2000BC era, and two areas of Giant inhabitation were found [The East Coast and the Western Deserts, if you’re interested]. The Chinese called the latter “The Great Men’s Country”. There was also a somewhat lengthy description of something that has totally eluded me over my 75 years — the lost work of a student of Plato, Theopompus of Chios, who allegedly wrote something called the Meropidae. {I’ve got to look this up and see if it’s even real}. This thing, a dialogue between King Midas and the Satyr Silenos [THAT would have been one great conversation to sit in on — hah!], purported to describe the inhabitants of the land across the ocean. Guess what? They were giants. … and two types of giants. Supposedly, they came across the ocean once, landing in Hyperborea [Great Britain], whereupon they were confronted by a happy and strong people [The Druids no doubt].

Well, much fun. I haven’t a clue as to whether any thing of this is real, except one thing: Native American legends are rife with images of physically real large humanoid somethings-or-other having intelligence. How does that relate to Sasquatch? That’s your job now.

CHINESE WILDWOMEN: Some time ago on the blog I presented several entries on the materials in some rare Russian monographs held by Ivan in his collection. Among the many fascinating things in those books were tales of violent aggressive female Yeti/Almas/whatevers. As you see below, they seem to have shown up again.
This should be expected I guess, as even Bhutan has memorialized the wild female side of this exotic mystery in its postage stamps.
SHIPTON: 

Interesting to me to read of an interview with Eric Shipton, being as his famous Yeti print is such a big deal in this ABSM data bank. 


The rest of this small article continues below — I couldn’t get the scale correctly matched, but it’s the same article….



I, as always, am puzzled by things that more veteran researchers would not be. My puzzlement here is why Shipton showed a “human” proportioned footprint rather than his famous “ape” proportioned one. This lecture would have taken place in about 1975, as the article appeared in Bigfoot News of January 1976.


For those who don’t know what I’m talking about {rest easy, most people don’t know what I’m talking about}, the above is the famous photograph of the track. As you see, it’s not very much like a humanlike foot, but much more resembles that of an ape with a possible prehensile big toe. Why would the aging Shipton not show his classic picture?, or if he did, why would veteran Bigfoot researchers speak of it as a human foot, albeit kingsized? Sometimes I think that the world is playing pranks on me … Whoa! Can’t go that route! Not only Out Proctor, but LOST Out Proctor! 

A SAD DEBUNK: 

….. a sharp-eyed researcher spots a hoax.


This letter also relates in a way to a small packet of letters exchanged between John Green and Sabina Sanderson [just post Ivan’s death], concerning their shared belief that Peter Byrne was untrustworthy as an ABSM researcher, in the particular instance of the famous old “Jacko” Bigfoot case. {I’m not going to wash that dirty laundry here, just letting you know that the Sandersons and John Green didn’t hold Byrne in high regard. The letter above by the way is by neither Green nor the Sandersons}. 

HAPPIER WILD STUFF: Percy Fawcett’s Amazonian Giants. 


If you can’t trust this guy, well at least don’t tell him that at the local saloon. 


A map sent to PURSUIT purported to focus on this mystery — frankly not too closely, but it’s fun anyway.


This is the internet version of the location of the Guapore River bordering Brazil and Bolivia, from which Fawcett turned northwards towards the Machado. The correspondent sent this map below to illustrate the encounter area where Fawcett and his team were abandoned by the locals to face the violent hairy primitives alone. 


All readers should pack their bags and get their tickets and go exploring. Hey! What kinds of Forteans are you anyway!? 


The scenery is beautiful and there’s a good elevated butte on which you’ll find Challenger’s Lost World. So get going! 

YOWIE. 

No, that’s not a comment on my previous enthusiasms. But the Australian version of Yeti might feel that way. There were two Yowie things in this cryptodump. The article claimed to be able to characterize the Yowie by comparing many witness accounts. And the answer is:


That sort of approach is something that seems fairly rational and sort of “proto-science”, if the credibility quotients of the case reports are good. The following newsclipping however pushes things beyond comfort zone to say the least:


Ummmm…. dropping down to see what’s happening eh?? 

The Yowie subject did mention an oldtimer character who seemed to have something to do with this cryptomystery though: H. James McCooey.

Though appearing a bit disreputable in the picture above [and in fact having all manner of rough up-against-the-law claims against him], McCooey seems to have been a legitimate accomplished animal recorder and collector and species finder. In short, he was a heck of a good old-style in-the-woods naturalist. McCooey said that he had collected many stories of a large Australian ape and had seen what he thought was the animal himself. A lot of this activity was in the mountains of NSW. 
Another good spot for you guys to go exploring: the Blue Mountains. 

Whether we find the Yowie or not, I liked the following case just slipped in quietly at the end of the article: 

…. High Strangeness …. pure oxygen for the soul. 

And with that I’ll give us both a break. 

Not sure what’s next in the crypto-dump pile. Some “thing” will doubtless pop up.

Peace. 

How Jennifer Aniston stays fit, slim and healthy with a busy lifestyle

(NaturalNews) In 2011, former Friends actress Jennifer Aniston was named the “sexiest woman alive” by Men’s Health magazine. That same year, Fitness magazine voted her “best body of the year”. With her 46 years, Jennifer Aniston has still one of the most toned, slim figures in Hollywood…

The FAT Facts: Butter vs Margarine

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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 24 April


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By: WIRED.co.uk,

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Massachusetts: Natural Levels of Fluoride in Drinking Water by State

Natural Levels of Fluoride in Drinking Water by State:
Massachusetts

Information from: Fluoridation Census 1992. Published 1993 by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Division of Oral Health.

A Milligram per Liter (mg/L) is the same as Part Per Million (ppm)

• It is not known if the water systems listed below are all still active
• The state Water System ID is the same as EPA’s preceded with the state’s initial. For example, Massachusetts would be MA0000000

Return to Overview: Natural Levels of Fluoride in US Drinking Water

1.0 – 1-1 ppm

A Milligram per Liter (mg/L) is the same as Part Per Million (ppm)

Water Systems County EPA ID No. Population Natural Level of Fluoride (ppm)
Ware Hampshire 1309001 72 1.0
Hardwick Worcester 2124003 25 1.1
Royalston Worcester 2255000 25 1.1

Notes:

Not all water fluoride levels are included in the Fluoridation Census 1992

Please email Fluoride Action Network if you have information to share on levels of naturally occurring fluoride in U.S. drinking water or other bodies of water.

Return to Overview: Natural Levels of Fluoride in US Drinking Water

Police Seize 10 Children From ‘Off-Grid’ Homeschool Family

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DruidCast – A Druid Podcast Episode 97

Shownotes for DruidCast Episode 97

Time Machine – Damh the Bard – www.paganmusic.co.uk

Oxford May Song – Telling the Bees – www.tellingthebees.co.uk

Interview with Sarah Miles (http://www.chithurstmanorhealing.com/)  by Philip Carr-Gomm (www.philipcarr-gomm.com)

The Last Pirouette – Lucy Ward – www.lucywardsings.com

Silbury Hill – Philip Henry and Hannah Martin – www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

Couronne de la Lune – Morrigan’s Path – www.morriganspath.com

DruidCast theme – Hills they are Hollow – Damh the Bard – www.paganmusic.co.uk

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BLINDSPOT: A Serial Killer in Manchester?

Thomas Sheridan investigates the case of over 60 bodies pulled out of the canals in Manchester since 2009 and asks why the police in the city are not taking seriously the very real possibility of a serial killer being at large?



Who is stalking the canals and streets of Manchester? – Daily Telegraph HERE >>>

Manchester canal ‘serial killer': Spate of 61 deaths in city unlikely to be caused by accidents only, warns psychologist – The Independent HERE >>>

“I’m glad you’re taking an interest in this case, I’m convinced there’s something going on too, and I’m not so sure the murders are confined to homosexual males, what if the killer is an opportunist? There are notorious cottaging areas along the canals in Manchester, particularly under the bridge by Canal street, perhaps the killer will push anyone in who happens along – remember that lad who disappeared after the Stone Roses gig? Also, there was the case a few years back where that student phoned his mum screaming and he was later fished out of the canal? I’m convinced this killer exists because I think I may have seen him, in 2012 I was sat by an otherwise deserted stretch of canal smoking a fag on my way home from work when the oddest thing happened – I just got a feeling someone was creeping up behind me, it seemed so ridiculous I almost didn’t bother to look but I couldn’t resist and sure enough there was a man creeping up behind me, he was shirtless, about 5’11 white and he looked like a smack head, there was a strange smile on his face and as soon as I clocked him he veered away. What if this person has a connection to the water, what if he lives on the water? There have been several bodies pulled out of the “Cheshire ring” section of canal over the last decade or so, including a 60yr old man and a 90yr old woman. What if he’s just a junkie parasitizing his victims for skag? It’s a motive and an escape route – if there’s nothing on the cameras maybe he’s not coming up from the canals, but rather retreating to his boat? Fuck knows – when i heard the story I immediately thought of that afternoon.” – S.

“School Fluoridators” – the dosing of U.S. children with fluoride at school

Fluoridation of community drinking water first began in the U.S. in January 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To put this into a U.S. perspective, World War 2 was still raging and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs had not yet occurred.

“Fluoridator” was the term for the device that injected fluoride into a school’s water system. Very little has been written about this miserable public-health scheme. It appears it began in the early 1970s and ended sometime after 1993. As far as we know there has been no acknowledgement of its history in the many schools that installed these devices. There have been some studies that reported overdosing with these devices, see for example Hoffman et al. (1980) and Vogt et al. (1982).

The schools that are listed below came from the Fluoridation Census 1992. Not all schools are listed and not all of the schools have a “start date.”

The “optimal level” of fluoride used in fluoridation schemes ranged between 0.7 – 1.2 mg/L and this was dependent on the annual average of maximum daily air temperature in each state. The higher the air temperature, the less fluoride was put into the drinking water. The “optimal fluoride” level was expected to reduce dental caries and minimize the risk of dental fluorosis (p iv, Fluoridation Census 1992).

For schools, the “optimal level” for fluoride was “4.5 times the optimal fluoride level for communities” (p iv, Fluoridation Census 1992).

However, in April 2015, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) removed air temperature as the basis for “optimal fluoride” levels in community fluoridation schemes. HHS stated

Recent data do not show a convincing relationship between water intake and outdoor air temperature. Thus, recommendations for water fluoride concentrations that differ based on outdoor temperature are unnecessary.

Common sense would suggest the opposite – that the higher the air temperatures, the more fluid one would drink. In one study on children in Texas, the authors found this to be the case: “Children from homes which had air conditioning had a lower prevalence of mottling…” (Butler et al, 1985). The authors of the 2006 report of the National Research Council of the National Academies noted that one high fluoride intake group are “people living in very hot or dry climates” (page 530).

It appears that HHS needed some explanation to drop the levels of fluoride in their effort to reduce the gross prevalence of dental fluorosis in young teenagers, while staving off the inevitable end of fluoridation.

See
• 2015, U.S. Public Health Service Recommendation  for Fluoride Concentration in Drinking  Water for the Prevention of Dental Caries. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. HHS.
• 1995, Recommendations for fluoridated school public water supply system
• 1993, Fluoridation Census 1992. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Division of Oral Health
• 1985, Butler WJ et al. Prevalence of dental mottling in school-aged lifetime residents of 16 Texas communities. American Journal of Public Health 75(12):1408-12.
• 1982, Vogt RL et al. Acute fluoride poisoning associated with an on-site fluoridator in a Vermont elementary school. American Journal of Public Health 72(10):1168-9.
• 1980, Hoffman R el al. Acute fluoride poisoning in a New Mexico elementary school. Pediatrics 65(5):897-900.
• 1976, A Manual for Rural School Fluoridation (particularly for the state of Kentucky). By LW Sprouse & J Brooks for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service.

School

Fluoride Level

ALASKA

Beringst SD – Shishmaref School
Nome County
5.0 ppm
Beringst SD – St Michael School
Nome County
Start Date January 1980 
5.0 ppm
Beringst SD – Stebbins School
Nome County
5.0 ppm
Unalaska School
Aleution Islands
5.0 ppm

INDIANA

Atwood Elementary
Kosciusko County
Start Date 1985
4.5 ppm
Blue River Elem
Henry County
Start Date 1977
 4.5 ppm
Boone Grove School
Porter County
Start Date 1978
 4.5 ppm
Brummitt Elem
Porter County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Carroll Elementary
Carroll County
 4.5 ppm
College Corner Elem
Madison County
Start Date 1977
 4.5 ppm
Concord Ox-Bow Elem
Elkhart County
 4.5 ppm
Concord South Elem
Elkhart County
Start Date 1978
4.5 ppm
Coolspring Elem
La Porte County
Start Date 1979
 4.5 ppm
Cowan Elem
Delaware County
Start Date 1977
 4.5 ppm
Critchfield, FW Elem
La Porte County
Start Date 1978
 4.5 ppm
Cross Cliff Elem
Bartholomew County
Start Date 1977
 4.5 ppm
Cumberland Road Elem
Hamilton County
Start Date 1980
 4.5 ppm
Cunningham Elem
Madison County
Start Date 1977
4.5 ppm
Daleville Elem
Delaware County
Start Date 1977
 4.5 ppm
Dayton Elem
Tippencanoe County
Start Date 1974
4.5 ppm
Desoto Elem
Delaware County
Start Date 1978
4.5 ppm
Durbin Elem
Hamilton County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
East Elem
Madison County
4.5 ppm
Eastlawn School
White County
4.5 ppm
Eden Elem
Hancock County
Start Date 1976
4.5 ppm
Eggleston Elem
St Joseph County
Start Date 1977
4.5 ppm
Eminence Elem
Morgan County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Fall Creek Elem
Hamilton County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Galana Elem
La Porte County
Start Date 1990
4.5 ppm
Green Twp Elem
Morgan County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Greene Elem & Middle
St Joseph County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Harley-Hoblen Elem
Elkhart County
Start Date 1976
4.5 ppm
Harrison Elem
Delaware County
Start Date 1978
4.5 ppm
Hershey Elem
Tippecanoe County
4.5 ppm
Honeyville Elem
LaGrange County
Start Date 1977
4.5 ppm
Hudson Lake Elem
LaPorte County
Start Date 1990
4.5 ppm
Indian Trail Elem
La Porte County
Start Date 1992
4.5 ppm
Jackson Elem
Porter County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Jackson Elem
Madison County
Start Date 1981
4.5 ppm
Jefferson Elem
Elkhart
Start Date 1978
4.5 ppm
Jimtown Elem
Elkhart County
Start Date 1978
4.5 ppm
John Wood Elem
Lake County
Start Date 1978
4.5 ppm
Killbuck Elem
Madison County
Start Date 1977
4.5 ppm
Kingsbury Elem
La Porte County
Start Date 1978
4.5 ppm
Lake Village Elem
Newton County
Start Date 1974
4.5 ppm
Laville Elem
St Joseph County
Start Date 1977
4.5 ppm
Leach Elem
Madison County
Start Date 1981
4.5 ppm
Leesburg School
Kosciusko County
Start Date 1985
4.5 ppm
Liberty Elem
Porter County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Lincoln Elem
Newton County
Start Date 1976
4.5 ppm
Maxwell Middle
Hancock County
Start Date 1976
4.5 ppm
Monterry Elem
Marshall County
Start Date 1991
4.5 ppm
Morgan Twp School
Porter County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
New Paris Elem
Elkhart County
Start Date 1992
4.5 ppm
North Madison Elem
Morgan County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
North Miami Elem
Miami County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
Oregon-Davis School
Starke County
4.5 ppm
Perry Elem
Delaware County
Start Date 1976
4.5 ppm
Pine Elem
Porter County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Pine Village Elem
Warren County
Start Date  1973
4.5 ppm
Pleasant Lake Elem
Steuben County
Start Date 1969
4.5 ppm
SE Fountain School
Fountain County
Start Date 1977
4.5 ppm
Seeger & Warren Central School
Warren County
4.5 ppm
South Central
La Porte County
Start Date 1976
4.5 ppm
Springfield Elem
La Porte County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Triton Elem
Shelby County
Start Date 1976
4.5 ppm
Triton Middle
Shelby County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Union Center Elem
Porter County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
Union Elem
Elkhart County
Start Date 1979
4.5 ppm
Union Middle
Porter County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
Warren Elem
St Joseph County
Start Date 1977
4.5 ppm
Washington Twp School
Porter County
Start Date 1977
4.5 ppm
Wes-Del Middle
Delaware County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
West Central Elem
Pulaski County
Start Date 1982
4.5 ppm
Westwood Elem
Jasper County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
Winfield Elem
Lake County
Start Date 1974
4.5 ppm
Wood, John Elem
Lake County
Start Date 1978
4.5 ppm
York Elem
Elkhart County
Start Date 1984
1.0 ppm

KENTUCKY

Arlie Boggs Elem School
Letcher County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Arnette, John T Elem School
Magoffin County
Start Date 1974
4 ppm
Beaver Creek Elem School
Knott County
Start Date1974
4 ppm
Beckham Bates Elem
Letchner County
4 ppm
Beckham Combs Elem School
Knott County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Beech Fork Elem
Leslie County
4 ppm
Big Creek Elem
Leslie County
4 ppm
Big Creek Elem Sch
Perry County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Big Creek Elem School
Cray County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Big Sinking Elem School
Wayne County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Black Mt Elem School
Harlan County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Blaine Elem School
Lawrence County
Start Date 1977
4 ppm
Brushy Elem School
Pike County
Start Date 1976
4 ppm
Buckhorn Elem School
Perry County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Campbells Br Elem School
Letcher County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Caney Creek Elem
Knott County
4 ppm
Carlisle
Carlisle County
Start Date 1979
4 ppm
Carr Creek Elem School
Knott County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Carter Elem School
Carter County
Start Date 1977
4 ppm
Cordia Elementary/High School
Knott County
4 ppm
Cowan Elem School
Letchner County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Cranks Elem School
Harlan County
Start Date 1980
4 ppm
Crockett Elem School
Morgan County
Start Date 1977
4 ppm
Cuba Elem School
Graves County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Cubbage Elem School
Bell County
Start Date 1979
4 ppm
Douglas Elem School
Casey County
Start Date 1977
4 ppm
Emmalena Elem School
Knott County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Ezel Elem School
Morgan County
Start Date 1976
4 ppm
Garrett Elem School
Casey County
Start Date 1977
4 ppm
Hacker Elem School
Clay County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Hayes Lewis Elem School
Leslie County
Start Date1973
4 ppm
Hemphill Elem School
Letcher County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Holmes Mill Elem School
Harlan County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Isonville Elem School
Elliott County
Start Date 1976
4 ppm
Jackson Rowe Elem School
Pike County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Jones Fork Elem School
Knott County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Kingdom Come
Letcher County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Leatherwood Elem School
Perry County
Start Date 1980
4 ppm
Letcher School
Letcher County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Lost  Creek School
Perry County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Majestic School
Pike County
Start Date 1974
4 ppm
Martha Jane Potter Elem School
Letchre County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Melvin Elem School
Floyd County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Milner Elem
Breckinridge County
4 ppm
Nevisdale
Whitley County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Nicholas Elem School
Bullitt County
Start Date 1976
4 ppm
Nicholas Elem School
Bullitt County
Start Date 1976
4 ppm
Oldtown Elem School
Greenup County
Start Date 1979
4 ppm
Osborne Elem School
Floyd County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Phelps Elem & High School
Pike County
Start Date 1974
4 ppm
Poplar Creek Elem School
Whitley County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Powersburg Elem School
Wayne County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Red Bird Elem
Clay County
4 ppm
Robinson Elem School
Perry County
Start Date 1974
4 ppm
Rocky Branch Elem School
Wayne County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Rosspoint Elem School
Harlan County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Rousseau Elem School
Breathitt County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Sycamore Elem School
Pike County
Start Date 1976
4 ppm
Turner Elem School
Breathitt County
Start Date 1975
4 ppm
Verda Elem School
Harlan County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Viper Elem School
Perry County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Wallins Elem School
Harlen County
Start Date 1973
4 ppm
Willard Elem
Perry County
4 ppm
Wrigleu Elem School
Morgan County
Start Date 1973

MINNESOTA

Afton-Lakeland School
Washington County
Start Date January 1988
5.4 ppm
Alborn Elem School
St Louis County
Start Date November 1986
5.4 ppm
Albrook School
St Louis County
Start Date November 1986
5.4 ppm
Cotton School
St Louis County
Start Date January 1988
5.4 ppm
Marine Elem School
Washington County
Start Date January 1988
 5.4 ppm

NORTH CAROLINA

Bee Log
Yancey County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Bethel Elem
Watauga County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Bethel Hill Elem
Person County
Start Date January 1980
4.5 ppm
Boomer-Ferguson
Wilkes County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
Buladean
Mitchell County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Cameron
Moore County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Carver County
Vance County
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Clearmont
Yancey County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Clement
Sampson County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Copeland
Surry County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
Courtney
Yadkin County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
East Duplin
Duplin County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
Fariview Elem
Jackson County
Start Date January 1981
4.5 ppm
Fall Creek
Yadkin County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Fines Creek
Haywood County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Fleetwood
Ashe County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Forbush
Yadkin County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Francisco Elem
Stokes County
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Germanton Elem
Stokes Elem
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Glade Creek
Alleghany County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Grady, B F
Duplin County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
Halls Piney Grove
Sampson County
Start Date January 1970
4.5 ppm
Hargrove
Sampson County
Start Date January 1970
4.5 ppm
Helena Elem
Person County
Start Date January 1981
4.5 ppm
Hobbton
Sampson County
Start Date January 1979
4.5 ppm
Low Gap
Surry County
Start Date January 1982
4.5 ppm
Mabel
Watauga County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
 Micaville
Yancey County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Midway
Sampson County
Start Date January 1976
4.5 ppm
Monroeton
Rockingham County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Mountain Park
Surry County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Mt Pleasant
Wilkes County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
New Hope Elem
Vance County
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Oak Lane Elem
Person County
Start Date January 1981
4.5 ppm
Pine Hall Elerm
Stokes County
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Pinebrook
Davie County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Piney Creek
Alleghany County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Reynolds, Nancy
Stokes County
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Riverside Elem
Avery County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Riverview
Ashe County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Ronda-Clingman
Wilkes County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Rose Hill/Magnolia
Duplin County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
Rosman Elem
Transylvania County
Start Date January 1980
4.5 ppm
Sandhills Farmlife
Moore County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Sandy Ridge Elem
Stokes County
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Shoals Elem
Surry County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Smokey Mt Elem
Jackson County
Start Date January 1981
4.5 ppm
South Toe
Yancey County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
Sunnyview
Polk County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
Tipton Hill
Mitchell County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
Topsail Middle
Pender County
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Topsail Primary
Pender County
Start Date January 1977
4.5 ppm
Traphill
Wilkes County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
Union Elem
Sampson County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Valle Crucis
Watauga County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Wallace
Duplin County
Start Date January 1975
4.5 ppm
West Hoke
Hoke County
Start Date January 1974
4.5 ppm
West Yadkin
Yadkin County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Westfield
Surry County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
White Plains
Surry County
Start Date January 1972
4.5 ppm
Williamsburg
Rockingham County
Start Date January 1973
4.5 ppm
Woodland Elem
Person County
Start Date January 1980
4.5 ppm

SOUTH CAROLINA

(These are NATURALLY-OCCURRING LEVELS)

Baptist Hill School
Charleston County
2.1 ppm
Natural Level
Bells Elem
Colleton County
1.2 ppm
Natural Level
C C Blaney Sch
Charleston County
1.9 ppm
Natural Level
Cainhoy School
Berkeley County
1.1 ppm
Natural Level
Cottageville Day Care
Colleton County
1.6 ppm
Natural Level
Cottageville Elem
Colleton County
1.4 ppm
Natural Level
Deep Creek School
Georgetown County
2.3 ppm
Natural Level
G S Baptist Sch
Horry County
4.0 ppm
Natural Level
G S Floyds Elem
Horry County
0.8 ppm
Natural Level
G S Floyds Mid
Horry County
1.2 ppm
Natural Level
Givhans Elem
Dorchester County
0.8 ppm
Natural Level
Green Pond Day Care
Colleton County
1.3 ppm
Natural Level
H Timrod Elem
Florence County
1.0 ppm
Natural Level
Hannah Elem School
Florence County
1.3 ppm
Natural Level
Ivenia Brown Elem
Colleton County
0.9 ppm
Natural Level
Jack and Jill Nursery
Horry County
1.6 ppm
Natural Level
Lakewood Sch
Horry County
4.8 ppm
Natural Level
LCCA Head Start
Colleton County
1.6 ppm
Natural Level
Lobeco Head Start
Beaufort County
1.1 ppm
Natural Level
Neyles Day Care
Colleton County
1.4 ppm
Natural Level
St Paul Academy
Charleston County
2.8 ppm
Natural Level
St Paul Primary
Clarendon County
0.8 ppm
Natural Level
Socastee Elem
Horry County
3.6 ppm
Natural Level
Waccamaw Adult Ed
Horry County
2.2 ppm
Natural Level
Whitesville Sch
Berkeley County
2.7 ppm
Natural Level

VIRGINIA

Schools not identifiable

Christchurch School
Middlesex County
2.1 ppm
Natural Level
Cumberland Elem
Cumberland County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
Cumberland High
Cumberland County
Start Date 1980
4.5 ppm
Haynesville Correctional
Richmond County
2.1 ppm
Natural Level
Lancaster CT HS
Lancaster County
2.8 ppm
Natural Level
Lee Jackson
Matthews County
4.5 ppm
Mathews Intermediate
Matthews County
4.5 ppm
Nansemond Correctional
Isle of Wight County
3.4 ppm
Natural Level

VERMONT

Charlotte
Chittenden County
Start Date September 1977
4.9 ppm
Chelsea
Orange County
Start Date November 1973
4.9 ppm
Fairfax
Franklin County
Start Date May 1973
4.9 ppm
Fayston
Washington County
Start Date November 1977
4.9 ppm
Georgia
Franklin County
Start Date August 1977
4.9 ppm
Huntington
Chittenden County
Start Date January 1974
4.9 ppm
North Hero
Grand Isle County
Start Date June 1974
4.9  ppm
Pownal
Bennington County
Start Date November 1978
4.9 ppm
Saxtons River
Windham County
4.9 ppm
Sunderland
Bennington County
Start Date August 1989
4.9 ppm
Tunbridge
Orange County
Start Date November 1973
4.9 ppm
Underhill Center
Chittenden County
Start Date January 1973
4.9 ppm
Vershire
Orange County
Start Date March 1974
4.9 ppm
Waitsfield
Washington County
Start Date March 1974
4.9 ppm
Warren
Washington County
Start Date April 1974
4.9 ppm
Washington
Orange County
Start Date June 1973
4.9 ppm
West Fairlee
Orange County
Start Date November 1973
4.9 ppm

VIRGINIA

Haynesville Correctional
Richmond County
1.9 ppm
Natural Level
Nansemond Correctional
Isle of Wight
3.4 ppm
Natural Level

WEST VIRGINIA

Geary School
Roane County
4.5 ppm

 

The following are naturally-occurring levels in the school’s drinking water:

Naturally-occurring fluoride levels in some schools

School

Fluoride Level

SOUTH CAROLINA

(These are NATURALLY-OCCURRING LEVELS)

Baptist Hill School
Charleston County
2.1 ppm
Natural Level
Bells Elem
Colleton County
1.2 ppm
Natural Level
C C Blaney Sch
Charleston County
1.9 ppm
Natural Level
Cainhoy School
Berkeley County
1.1 ppm
Natural Level
Cottageville Day Care
Colleton County
1.6 ppm
Natural Level
Cottageville Elem
Colleton County
1.4 ppm
Natural Level
Deep Creek School
Georgetown County
2.3 ppm
Natural Level
G S Baptist Sch
Horry County
4.0 ppm
Natural Level
G S Floyds Elem
Horry County
0.8 ppm
Natural Level
G S Floyds Mid
Horry County
1.2 ppm
Natural Level
Givhans Elem
Dorchester County
0.8 ppm
Natural Level
Green Pond Day Care
Colleton County
1.3 ppm
Natural Level
H Timrod Elem
Florence County
1.0 ppm
Natural Level
Hannah Elem School
Florence County
1.3 ppm
Natural Level
Ivenia Brown Elem
Colleton County
0.9 ppm
Natural Level
Jack and Jill Nursery
Horry County
1.6 ppm
Natural Level
Lakewood Sch
Horry County
4.8 ppm
Natural Level
LCCA Head Start
Colleton County
1.6 ppm
Natural Level
Lobeco Head Start
Beaufort County
1.1 ppm
Natural Level
Neyles Day Care
Colleton County
1.4 ppm
Natural Level
St Paul Academy
Charleston County
2.8 ppm
Natural Level
St Paul Primary
Clarendon County
0.8 ppm
Natural Level
Socastee Elem
Horry County
3.6 ppm
Natural Level
Waccamaw Adult Ed
Horry County
2.2 ppm
Natural Level
Whitesville Sch
Berkeley County
2.7 ppm
Natural Level

VIRGINIA

Schools not identifiable

Christchurch School
Middlesex County
2.1 ppm
Natural Level
Haynesville Correctional
Richmond County
2.1 ppm
Natural Level
Lancaster CT HS
Lancaster County
2.8 ppm
Natural Level
Nansemond Correctional
Isle of Wight County
3.4 ppm
Natural Level

VIRGINIA

Haynesville Correctional
Richmond County
1.9 ppm
Natural Level
Nansemond Correctional
Isle of Wight
3.4 ppm
Natural Level

 

Robot truck hits public roads for first time



    

Self-driving freight trucks have been given the go ahead to drive on Nevada’s roads.

The vehicles, developed by German manufacturer Daimler AG, have clocked up 10,000 miles in order to get the key to the western state’s roads — and a full license. “This is not a testing licence,” said chief executive Wolfgang Bernhard at a press conference on 5 May. “We believe that these vehicles and systems are ready.” Daimler then proved its point by driving its new Freightliner Inspiration vehicles across the Hoover Dam.

By: Liat Clark,

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The European Grammar of Self-Intolerance

Highlights from Jonathan Bowden’s talk “Western Civilization Bites Back”.

For the full talk go here: Jonathan Bowden’s “Western Civilization Bites Back”
The greatest enemy that we have is raised in our own mind. The grammar of self-intolerance is what we have imposed and allowed others to impose upon us. Political correctness is a white European grammar, which we’ve been…

Interview 1039 – X22 Report: Oligarchy, Censorship and Collapse


Today James appears on the X22 Report to discuss the latest moves by the oligarchy to raise the New World Order from the ashes of the current world order. We also talk about the new “virtual false flag” paradigm of cyber attacks and cyber warfare, online censorship, martial law and much more.

800-year-old rune stick unearthed during excavation of Danish city

The little stick found underneath the streets of Odense, Denmark’s third largest city, is only 8.5 centimetres in length — but it isn’t just any old stick. The so-called rune stick was made in the early 13th century, said Odense City Museums in a press release.

Archaeologists have been digging for a long time at the excavation beneath I. Vilhelm Werners …

Kind bars threatened by FDA for describing snack bars as ‘healthy and tasty’

(NaturalNews) Media reports recently revealed that on March 17, the FDA sent a stern letter to the makers of Kind Bars warning them that their labels were making health claims in violation of U.S. law. The FDA claimed that terms such as “healthy” cannot be applied to Kind Bars because…

Dow to sell Sulfuryl Fluoride to Douglas Products

The Dow Chemical Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Dow AgroSciences post-harvest and structural fumigant business, sulfuryl fluoride, to Douglas Products. This transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.

In response to emailed questions from the PCT staff, a Dow AgroSciences spokesperson noted that the company “believes that this business segment has a greater opportunity to reach its full potential under a different owner and the transaction aligns to the company’s rigorous focus on streamlining our portfolio aligned to our market segment driven strategy in pursuit of rewarding shareholders.”

Other details from this agreement includes:

• The divestment includes fumigants sold under the brand names Vikane and ProFume. The transaction also includes associated technology, business know-how, certain intellectual property, customer lists and contracts.

• Approximately 10 employees are expected to transition employment status to Douglas Products at transaction close.

• The remainder of the Dow AgroSciences global pest control business is not in the scope of this transaction.

 

40% of Ice­land on Strike by June

http://www.mbl.is/english/politics_and_society/2015/05/06/40_prosent_of_iceland_on_strike_by_june/ Three more Ice­landic trade unions have an­nounced strike bal­lots over wage dis­putes. Should in­dus­trial ac­tion be ap­proved, the to­tal of work­ers in Ice­land on strike could reach 70,000 by the be­gin­ning of June. Strike bal­lots in May The Ice­landic Union of Com­mer­cial and Of­fice Work­ers (VR), the Com­mer­cial Fed­er­a­tion of Ice­land (LÍV) and Flóa­ban­dalagið …Continue Reading Here

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Remarkable Response to BLINDSPOT: A Serial Killer in Manchester?


I am getting more and more reports from people in the Greater Manchester Area in response to my ‘Blindspot’ investigative report. Seems that more people than I realised, in and around Manchester, have not only suspected a least one serial killer stalking the region’s canals for some time now, but also a general level of frustration at the inaction of local police services to take the issue seriously.




“I rent a room in a farm close to the canal in Sutton near Macclesfield, the stretch between Macclesfield and Congleton is really beautiful and I walk it regularly. Some of those mildew encrusted barges can give off a really bad vibe – I suppose it’s the ideal way to drop off the radar. I lived in Manchester for years and going back to the nineties there was an urban myth doing the rounds of a gay serial killer stalking Manchester. Maybe not such a myth?”

Top ways reishi mushrooms kill cancer cells

(NaturalNews) Reishi mushrooms have been valued in the East for thousands of years due to the benefits they can bring to human health. Low immunity levels can make people vulnerable, not only to things like viral or bacterial infections, but also to serious conditions like cancer…

SpaceX abort test ‘unlike anything since Apollo’


SpaceX has completed a critical “abort” test of its manned Dragon capsule. The short flight was to examine whether a system designed to keep astronauts safe in the event of a launch emergency would function as expected.

By: Michael Rundle,

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Census: Record 51 million immigrants in 8 years, will account for 82% of U.S. growth

Legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures.

A report from the Center for Immigration Studies that analyzed the statistics said that by 2023, one in seven U.S. residents will be an immigrant, …

A Brief UFO Diversion

I’ve run out of steam on the cryptodump for the moment, so I’ll try something else. Our mentor, Dr. Hynek, would probably approve since it’s about UFO cases, but is having second thoughts since I’m the one writing it. Well, relax Allen. I’m just giving a few facts on five cases this time.

These five offerings have crossed my path spontaneously [translation: nothing I do anymore is planned]; one via buddies on the NICAP site, and four because I’m trying to clean up my files.

MID-GULF of MEXICO, 1967: 

This is the recently dug up document courtesy of the never-ending successes by my friend Barry Greenwood. This is a radar-visual multiple witness case. It has significance because it was one of the example cases listed by Dr. Hynek for his The UFO Experience. Strangely, it’s the only RV example case that he doesn’t discuss in the text. AND it’s nearly impossible to find the documentation for it. But Barry did [of course] and so you and I can read the initial report. I note the odd circumstance of chaotic blinking on and off by the 6 red lights, contrasted to the regular 4 1/2 second pulsations. Note also Hynek’s personal scrawl on the document and his rating of the case as a “5” for strangeness, but a “7” for credibility {which is high up that scale for him. } 




CHARLESTON, WV {and a lot of other places}, 1960: 

I blundered into this newspaper clipping from my old hometown area. It featured something that was happening in several locations back then which no one has yet explained {I talked about some of this stuff in some entries on Dr. Hynek and the Project Moondust satellite watch anomalies in some earlier blogging}. 

The clipping led me to discover that I had some correspondence from this lady [to NICAP], which follows:


Mrs. Bennett nicely included her pictures.


The clipping had more text too.


… and that’s interesting because it [as is rare with photo cases] establishes that this thing was seen by multiple and independent observers. The “skeptical scientists” and the USAF tried to pass this off with it was just a meteor. To that I say:





US Route 601, SC, 1959: 


We got lucky and had an artist get a look at a dome disk while driving through South Carolina back to God’s Country in the green hills of WVA. 


The case is a nice simple UFO encounter, which seems to have been a park-in-front-so-you-can-look-at-me affair, The object seemed to choose to fly off only when the observer began to back away. 


…. and now a peek at the Aliens…. 


This newsclipping came undated and started an odyssey of thrashing away trying to discover what it was. The Hoge case seemed interesting. The mindbogglingly useful UFO-DNA almost missed it entirely — referencing only the whacky Trevor James {Constable} They Live in the Sky, as a source. Turning nearly every page in James {as he conversed freely with Ashtar of Venus to receive universal truths} I finally found that he’d read it in Keyhoe’s Flying Saucer Conspiracy. OK, a step up. Keyhoe smirked away the story in typical Keyhoe anti-entity fashion, and added little. So, I was about to give up — even the magnificent Albert Rosales [a follower of this blog and a good friendly colleague in the quest,] only had Vallee’s minimalist reference to go on. Then, falling magically into my lap was….


…. well, how about that! Aime Michel’s contemporary [and very slightly earlier colleague] Jimmy Guieu had gotten information on the incident for his book Black-Out Sur Les Soucoupes Volantes, and somebody at CSI-NY had nicely translated it for me — I think that we have Lex Mebane to thank for that. Guieu’s reference is collaborative and slightly better detailed. The case is a good old fashioned CE3 with mostly”modern” looking aliens. Nice case for that era when few were followed up in any way.


LAST ONE — near Anadarko, OK 1906 — yep, 1906. Please forgive the jump-around look of this clipping — I didn’t want to just cut it up to “organize” it.





Well, I can’t help it. I like this one. Multiple close-passing something-or-others which then just vanish suddenly. …. high strangeness in 1906. 





But, you demand, WHAT were they? 




Till next time, folks.


Peace.










McLaren’s Geoff McGrath: going faster can help us live longer


McLaren’s most famous division might be facing short-term problems in 2015. But McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT), who aim to take the raw power of the company’s innovations in racing — materials, engineering and design — and solve real world problems, are playing the long game. 

As long, maybe, as the human lifespan and beyond.

By: Michael Rundle,

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Don’t give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy

'Don't let the bastards get you down – choose action over despondency when coming to terms with the general election result.'

‘Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You’d think they’d at least have the decency to bring some flowers before shafting the vulnerable, but no. Not these guys. Not today. Today is not yesterday. Today, David Cameron does not just have the political will to slash welfare and widen the wealth gap: he has a mandate.

I have spent much of the past 48 hours lying in bed staring at the ceiling, reading despairing, four-letter posts on social media and trying to work out how on earth this happened, as if anyone with half a brain doesn’t know. The political elites closed ranks and capitulated to a politics of fear, first in Scotland, and then across the nation.

The muddled, equivocating voice of what was once the party of the left could not compete with the merciless message of austerity telling us we got what’s coming to us. We know what that is. More cuts to public services. More inequality. More lies. More of the old Cameron doctrine with no pratting about pretending we’re all in it together. The same great taste, now with zero liberals.’

Read more: Don't give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy

How the NHS can become a Silicon Valley for health


How do you disrupt the NHS — without joining a political party? “It causes a lot of trouble sometimes,” admitted Tony Young, NHS England’s clinical director for innovation, at WIRED Health 2015. “I’m someone who has fought against the system my whole life, and now they’ve asked me to come to the centre and try to change it.”

By: Michael Rundle,

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What is Sacred to Americans?

The free speech fest in Texas that resulted in the police shooting of two apparent terrorists at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland marks growing prominence and qualified support for the movement for free speech for anti-Muslim satire, led by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a well-financed New York group.

No similar type of organization in America dares to test …

"Sweden is ruled by unelected policy plotters"

Editor’s Comment: As usual, the power in Sweden is behind the scenes, unelected and weaved into the bureaucracy so that Swedes have no control or influence over what happens in the country.

Sweden has long been seen as the epitome of a healthy democracy. But in this week’s debate article, three researchers argue that an increase in unelected behind-the-scenes operators is …

Third-gender toilet sign – now a reality in Sweden

If you don’t identify yourself as a man, a woman or are officially handicapped — where should you go to relieve yourself? In Sweden, the social justice warriors have solved the problem by inventing a third-gender toilet sign.

A couple of years ago, the Swedish language was introduced to a new personal pronoun, “hen“, to replace gender specific hon (she) and …

ISIS Posts Warning: "We Have 71 Trained Soldiers in 15 States" – Names 5 Targets

ISIS released a new online threat today on JustPasteIt.

The terrorist group says they will murder Pamela Geller and kill anyone who shields her.

The terrorists also say they have 71 fighters in 15 different states and they 23 have signed up already for missions like the failed Sunday attack in Garland, Texas.

Via Sooper Mexican:

Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

“The New…

420: Cannabis Science

Prensa 420/Flickr, CC BY-NC

Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal government last week. The media is ablaze with political rumblings and tales of public woe, but what does science have to say on the subject?

Well, an article published last summer  in the prestigious journal JAMA Internal Medicine provocatively suggests that US states with medical cannabis laws have dramatically reduced opioid mortality rates.

So the science is clearly every bit as alive and kicking as the political bluster, but rests on firmer, less emotive grounds. This is what we know: somewhere in that much-incinerated plant lies valuable medicine – perhaps a treatment for cancer or an antidote to obesity.

In fact, cannabis science is one of the fastest moving frontiers in pharmacology and has accelerated by the realisation that we’re all already marinated in cannabis-like molecules (endocannabinoids) and their receptors. Endocannabinoids help regulate many physiological processes: mood, memory, appetite, pain, immune function, metabolism and bone growth to name a few (there are even cannabinoid receptors in sperm).

Consuming cannabis modulates this endocannabinoid system in many ways. And the effects can be benevolent, although sometimes problematic.

Cannabis’ changing fortunes

Humanity has used cannabis as medicine for thousands of years; the current era of prohibition is a historical aberration. But murky politics has seen a plant that has been widely utilised for clothing, fuel, food, fibre and medication ostracised – from nautical rope to killer dope.

Now, the pendulum is swinging back. Cannabis is legal in two of the United States of America, and a prescribed medicine in a further 23. Many other countries are also rapidly revising their attitudes.

In 2013, the NSW parliament convened a medical cannabis inquiry, the current NSW premier Mike Baird is a supporter, as is shock-jock Alan Jones.

But if we’re going to rediscover the therapeutic value of cannabis – and we probably should – then there’s much to be gained from examining recent developments in cannabinoid science.

Cannabis contains more than 120 different cannabinoid molecules. But, as far as we know, only one gets you stoned: THC. The plant contains a cornucopia of non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating THC cousins with emerging medicinal potential.

Their abbreviated names resemble a bad Scrabble hand: CBD, CBG, THC-V, CBC, and CBN to mention a few. These have the potential to heal without making you a paranoid, gormless grinner.

Useful cousins

Cannabidiol (CBD) is perhaps the most interesting of the lot: a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is present in variable amounts in different cannabis samples and moderates the actions of THC in the brain. Smoking high-cannabidiol weed appears less likely to cause psychosis, paranoia and cognitive impairment than low-CBD varieties.

Cannabidiol is bred out of street cannabis in Australia. Dank Depot/Flickr, CC BY

Cannabidiol given alone has antipsychotic effects as efficacious as standard anti-psychotic drugs but with fewer side effects. It also has remarkable effects in treating intractable childhood epilepsy that cannot be treated with conventional anti-convulsants.

Cannabis plants appear genetically programmed to produce THC or CBD. But our recent analysis shows cannabidiol is bred out of street cannabis in Australia. Bringing it back may maximise cannabis’ medicinal potential and lessen the adverse mental health consequences of smoking weed.

The cannabinoid molecule that causes the high from cannabis, THC, mostly exists in plants as non-psychoactive THC-A (more than 80% of plant THC is in the form of THC-A). Cannabis must be heated above 170 Celsius to transform THC-A into the psychoactive THC. This is why pleasure seekers smoke, bake or vaporise their weed.

THC-A is anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective, and if plant material is ingested without heating, for example by juicing, then non-psychoactive THC-A effects are maximised and intoxication minimised. This also reduces the long-term hazards involved in smoking.

THC-V is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid that may actually block cannabinoid receptors, reducing appetite and the tendency to store fat, and making it a potentially wonder treatment for obesity.

One cannabis-derived product is already approved in Australia; Sativex oral spray contains equal amounts of THC and CBD. Absorbed across the mucous membranes of the mouth, Sativex reduces muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis. The route of absorption gives low and steady levels of THC and CBD in blood, in contrast to the often-disorienting THC tsunami obtained with smoked cannabis.

In our recent study, cannabis users given high doses of Sativex in a Cannabis Replacement Therapy clinical trial could not discriminate it from placebo, and reported little intoxication.

Rediscovering cannabis

We now know that the right cannabinoids, prepared and administered appropriately, might deliver medical benefits while minimising intoxication. So there’s certainly no good scientific rationale for prosecuting those supplying high CBD strains, or preparations that maximise consumption of THC-A, THC-V or other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

Indeed, blindly scheduling the bad-scrabble cannabinoids in the cannabis regulatory bracket limits future research.

Even THC is a legitimate target for ongoing medical research, particularly when dosed in forms that give slow and steady blood levels.

THC clearly has important therapeutic effects in multiple sclerosis and pain, in stimulating appetite in HIV or cancer patients, and even for anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

No medicine is perfect: opiates control pain but may be addictive and constipating; antidepressants lift mood but may numb you out and ruin your sex life; statins can lower your cholesterol but can cause muscle wastage. All drugs are poisons, it’s just a matter of the dose you’re taking.

Cannabis has its own positives and negatives, and the risks involved in its regular use, particularly during adolescence, continue to be well ventilated. But if we’re clever about our use, then it can be a most valuable therapeutic: a voyage of rediscovery is long overdue.

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David J. Allsop is a Research Fellow in Psychopharmacology and Addiction Medicine at the School of Psychology at University of Sydney.

 

 

Iain S. McGregor is a Professor of Psychopharmacology at the School of Psychology at University of Sydney

 

This article originally appeared here. Republished under creative commons license.

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Dan Roodt: Open letter to Nigel Farage from a disappointed South African

Each white cross symbolises a murdered South African farmer. To these must be added tens of thousands killed in the cities by today’s more criminal “freedom fighters”

Dear Mr. Farage,

We here in South Africa, locked into an undemocratic system of ethnic majority tyranny whereby 90% of taxpayers have no say in government, have watched your rise to prominence in the United …

And that’s the way it is

Following the second-season premiere of “Hangar 1” a couple of weeks back, De Void decided to skip the rest of the Red Bull-paced bells &… Read more »

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Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza

‘Israeli navy forces have once again opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the besieged Gaza Strip’s coast, reports say.

According to local media sources, Israeli gunboats fired at Palestinian boats while they were within Gaza’s territorial waters, on Sunday.’

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The only real solution to Europe’s migrant crisis is to let everyone in

Editor’s Note: Sheer Insanity!
Over the weekend, hundreds of migrants — 800, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, including many children — died when their ship capsized off the coast of Libya. EU leaders have already responded with a 10-point plan to deal with the Mediterranean migration crisis, focusing on increasing sea patrols and dismantling smuggling…

Off Your Knees, Germany! Ernst Zundel 1983 – 2003

For more information on the holocaust, how the war was forced upon Germany, and the REAL victims of the second world war…

420: Cannabis Against Cancer

Other uses. Jordan Greentree, CC BY-SA

Widely prescribed around the world for its recreational uses, cannabis is being used in a number of different therapeutic ways to bring relief for severe medical conditions. Products using cannabinoids, the active components of the cannabis plant, have been licensed for medical use. Sativex, for example, which contains an equal mixture of the cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), is already licensed as a mouth spray for multiple sclerosis and in the US, dronabinol and nabilone are commercially available for treating cancer-related side effects.

Now, in a study published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, we’ve also shown that cannabinoids could play a role in treating one of the most aggressive cancers in adults.

 

There are more than 85 cannabinoids, which are known to bind to unique receptors in cells and which receive outside chemical signals. These receptors feed into signalling pathways, telling cells what to do. Recent studies have shown that some cannabinoids have potent anti-cancer action. For example, both THC and CBD have been shown in a number of laboratory studies to effectively induce cell death in tumour cells by modifying the faulty signalling pathways inside these cells. Depending on the cell type this can disrupt tumour growth or start to kill it.

The psychoactivity associated with some cannabinoids, principally THC (which gives people a cannabis high), is also mediated via the same receptors. Because these receptors are found in the highest abundances in brain cells, it follows that brain tumours also rich in these receptors may respond best to cannabinoids.

We wanted to investigate the anti-cancer effects of Sativex in glioma cells. High-grade glioma is an aggressive cancer, with very low long-term survival rates. Statistics show that just over a third (36%) of adult patients in the UK with glioma live for at least a year, while the five-year survival rate is 10%.

Depending on the individual, treatment can consist of surgery, radiotherapy, and/or chemotherapy with the drug temozolomide. However, due primarily to the intricate localisation of the tumour in the brain and its invasive behaviour, these treatments remain largely unsuccessful.

However, as our study showed, combining radiotherapy with cannabinoid treatment had a big effect.

Finding the right dose

We first had to perform lab tests on cells to optimise the doses of the cannabinoids, and showed that CBD and THC combined favourably.

We found that to achieve a 50% kill rate of glioma cells, a dose of 14mM (millimolar – a measure of amount-of-substance concentration) of CBD or 19mM of THC would be needed if each was used singularly. However, when used in combination, the concentrations required to achieve the same magnitude of cell kill is significantly reduced to just 7mM for each. This apparent reduction in the doses of the cannabinoids, in particular THC, without a loss of overall anti-cancer action is particularly attractive as unwanted side effects are also reduced.

Once we had these results, we then tested the impact of combining the cannabinoids with irradiation in mice with glioma. The efficacy of this treatment was tracked using sophisticated MRI technology – and we determined the effects on tumour growth of either CBD and THC together, irradiation, or the combination of both. The drugs were used at suboptimal doses to allow us to see if there was any improvement in the therapy from combining them.

Balancing anti-cancer with psychoactive

In principle, patients treated with THC could experience some psychoactive activity. But the secret to successfully exploiting cannabinoids as a treatment for cancer is to balance the desired anti-cancer effects with the less desirable psychoactive effects. This is possible, as some cannabinoids seem to function independently of the receptors and so do not engage the adverse effects. CBD is one such cannabinoid. The doses of THC we selected were below the psychoactive level, but together with CBD it partnered well to give the best overall anti-cancer effect.

Our results showed that the dose of irradiation we used had no dramatic effect on tumour growth, whereas CBD and THC administered together marginally reduced tumour progression. However, combining the cannabinoids with irradiation further impeded the rate at which tumour growth progressed and was virtually stagnant throughout the course of the treatment. Correspondingly, tumour sizes on the final day of the study were significantly smaller in these subjects compared with any of the others.

The results are promising. There may be other applications but for now it could provide a way of breaking through glioma and saving more lives.

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Dr Wai Liu is a Senior Research Fellow at St George’s, University of London in the Infection and Immunity Research Centre. His work focuses on developing novel approaches against cancer. These involve modifications to drug regimens as a way of enhancing the overall activity of chemotherapy. Current projects include investigating the immune-modifying effects of chemotherapy; cannabinoids and their potential anti-cancer properties; the IMiDs and artemisinins as anti-cancer agents.

This article originally appeared https://theconversation.com/how-cannabis-was-used-to-shrink-one-of-the-most-aggressive-brain-cancers-34038. Republished under creative commons license.

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‘Rivers of London’ urban fantasy novels leap to comics


British comics publisher Titan Comics has announced plans for an adaptation of author Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London urban fantasy series.

Called Rivers of London: Body Work, the five issue mini-series launches on 15 July, co-written by Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, a writer on classic Doctor Who. Another Who alum, Lee Sullivan, provides art.

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20 Top Superfood Smoothie Recipes

8th May 2015 By Jenny Travens Guest Writer for Wake Up World Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to introduce ‘superfoods’ into your diet. Quick, simple to throw together and packed with nutrients, smoothies can be substituted for a meal or enjoyed as a refreshing, energy boosting snack. As an added bonus, smoothies have …Continue Reading – 20 Top Superfood Smoothie Recipes

Video Friday: Idiosyncratic Thinking Richard Feynman on Heuristics (Sept. 26th 1985)

Richard Feynman, Winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics, gives us an insightful lecture about computer heuristics:

Feynman discusses how computers work, how they file information, how they handle data, how they use their information in allocated processing in a finite amount of time to solve problems and how they actually compute values of interest to human beings. These topics are essential in the study of what processes reduce the amount of work done in solving a particular problem in computers, giving them speeds of solving problems that can outmatch humans in certain fields but which have not yet reached the complexity of human driven intelligence. The question if human thought is a series of fixed processes that could be, in principle, imitated by a computer is a major theme of this lecture and, in Feynman’s trademark style of teaching, gives us clear and yet very powerful answers for this field which has gone on to consume so much of our lives today.

 

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What backing up your home with Tesla’s battery might be like

Late Thursday, Tesla unveiled a suite of new battery products for homes, business, and even utility scale applications. The home product, dubbed the Tesla Powerwall, will store either 10 kilowatt-hours worth of energy (for $ 3,500) or 7 kilowatt-hours (for $3,000).

Importantly, though, these costs do not include the cost of installing the battery or the cost of a power…

Interview 1031 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato


This week on the New World Next Week: plane hacking goes mainstream; scientists admit to editing babies’ genes; and obesity is falling in the UK.

Feminist goes crazy when compared to Swedish nationalist

A picture of a media acclaimed feminist next to a young nationalist girl got real big attention in Swedish media last week. It is “hate” and “mockery” to show the difference between the two, according to the collective Swedish press.

When the young nationalist Hanna Lindholm (member of the Sweden Democratic Youth) published a picture on internet, where she compared …

Syracuse editorial: Why are we still arguing about fluoridated water 70 years later?

It’s unthinkable, that 70 years after fluoride was first put into a public water system preventing untold number of cavities in the American population that a Central New York community again voted down fluoridation.

The City of Oneida Tuesday voted not to put fluoride in its water supply. It followed similar votes in 2002 and 2008.

Oneida though, isn’t alone. The state says that only 42 percent of the New Yorkers living outside of New York City get their water from a fluoridated system. That’s a sad statistic.

How many cavities and abscessed teeth could have been prevented?

Studies show that people have between 25 percent and 40 percent fewer cavities when cities add fluoride to their water systems, said Martin Makowski, president of the Michigan Dental Association in a recent guest column on MLive.

The U.S. Public Health Service has acknowledged that Americans now have access to more fluoride through toothpaste and mouthwash. A little more than a week ago it recommended that some systems lower the amount placed in the water to prevent teeth discoloration. But, it didn’t change the federal government’s stance on fluoridation.

Placing fluoride in the community water supply is one of the top 10 medical advances of the 20th century, according to the Centers of Disease Control. It ranks right up there with the small pox vaccine.

When will recalcitrant Central New York communities come into the 21st century and fluoridate the water?

Ed Miliband: "As a friend of Israel and a Jew, I’m a proud member of this community" & "The Jewish Manifesto"

Editor’s comment: With just a few days to go to the British election, here are a few tidbits that the English voter might want to know about concerning the leader of the Labour party, Ed Miliband.

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifesto

By Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition in the UK. (Or should that be the …

Inside David Lynch: An Esoteric Guide to Twin Peaks

‘I learned that just beneath the surface there’s another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper.’ – David Lynch

If you’ve ever sensed the flimsy, thin veneer of what parades itself as the good ole US of A, and felt a bit like you’ve been sold a fake, then David Lynch’s Twin Peaks is a series you must see. …

Char cloth makes starting fires quick and easy – here’s how to make it

(NaturalNews) The ability to start, build and maintain a fire outdoors in difficult conditions is a crucial survival skill every prepper should possess. In certain situations, being able to build a fire could mean the difference between life and death.Starting a fire in the wild…

Why Every Parent Should Consider Unschooling

11th May 2015 By Carolanne Wright Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Gillian Lynne. Maybe you’ve heard of her? She’s the choreographer who did Cats and Phantom of the Opera. And she most likely would be diagnosed with ADHD if she was of school age today. Gillian was fidgety. She couldn’t concentrate. And she was disturbing people. …Continue Reading – Why Every Parent Should Consider Unschooling

Hacking Medical Robots

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Raven II

Security researchers Tamara Bonaci, Jeffrey Herron, Tariq Yusuf , Junjie Yan, Tadayoshi Kohno, Howard Jay Chizeck at the University of Washington investigated the security of a Raven II surgical teleoperation robots and discovered flaws that could allow an attacker to take control over the remote operating robot. Their findings are published in a recent paper, To Make a Robot Secure: An Experimental Analysis of Cyber Security Threats Against Teleoperated Surgical Robots available on arXiv.

Teleoperated surgical robots are currently used in situations where the surgeon is still present in the operating room, typically in an adjoining control room. However future applications involve teleoperation of robots in remote and dangerous environments such as disaster relief and military combat or even via a drone or UAV. In these scenarios interference with a teleoperated robot might lead to harm or even death of the patient.

The robot examined in this report is the Raven II which is an open teleoperated surgical platform developed by UCLA’s Bionics LabThe Raven II is a second-generation surgical robotics research platform and one of a family of surgical robotics platforms developed and tested by the UCLA lab. 

While the attacks described in this paper are vulnerabilities of the Raven II system specifically, the general type of attack must be addressed for any teleoperated surgical robotic system. The researchers report that the “injection attacks we demonstrated were successful due to the fact that valid packets were accepted by the robot from any source.”  The researchers conclude this was “almost certainly a development oversight” and “easy to fix”. However they also stress that developers consider the problem of how to protect  robotics platforms against a more sophisticated packet spoofing attack where both source IP and port information are spoofed.

In this report, the UoW researchers used a computer they controlled,  assuming a role of network intermediary, an attack known as a “man-in-the-middle attack”. The researchers used a UDP proxy written in Python and a standard available library Scapy (for packet interpretation and modification).

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Raven IV

This threat is not just restricted to the Raven II however. For example, the Raven IV is another robotics platform is that was developed at the University of California – Santa Cruz. Raven IV includes four robotic arms and two cameras and is designed to facilitate a collaborative operations where surgeons are interacting with the surgical site remotely. The Raven IV architecture further allows two surgeons in two remote locations, and importantly Raven IV works by allowing the surgeons to “connect via commercially available internet connection”. Raven IV employs a UDP protocol similar to that found to be vulnerable in the Raven II.

The UDP protocol is a connectionless transmission model with a light protocol. Importantly UDP has no handshaking and thus UDP exposes any fundamental unreliability of the underlying network to the programmer. Specifically, with UDP, there is no guarantee of delivery, message delivery ordering can vary, and there is no protection against duplicate message deliveries. The user must implement these structures themselves if necessary or applications must be able to deal with the resulting uncertain and redundant delivery of data. UDP does provide checksums for data integrity and includes port numbers for addressing different functions at the source and destination servers.

UDP is commonly used in situations where it is necessary to get an answer to another server as rapidly as possible or if you are delivering data that will be overwritten with new data. Examples include real time sensor or weather data, video and audio streaming applications, real-time stock quotation services, and large scale networked gaming and military simulations. But the simplicity of UDP also makes it vulnerable to some forms of attack. UDP based systems can be secured and need not always be less secure than a TCP based system. It depends.

Surgical robotics designers should consider realistic attack scenarios as part of their fundamental system designs and architectures. Security and reliability go hand in hand, and hackers and cybercriminals are increasingly targeting medical systems and hospital networks. While these attacks are presently related to obtaining personal and private data, we can imagine a future cybercriminal launching ransomware attacks on surgical robots during live surgeries. Victims would have to pay or die, and attackers could launch such attacks remotely from a distant location.

 

Dr. Mika Sinanan (UW – Dept. of Surgery) and Dr.Thomas Lendvay (UW & Childrens’ Hospital – Pediatric Urology) collaboratively teleoperating Raven IV located at the Bionicas Lab at UCSC (Santa Cruz, CA) from the UW in Seattle WA.

 

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FBI director says Islamic State influence growing in U.S.


In a dramatic assessment of the domestic threat posed by the Islamic State, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there are “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people across the country who are receiving recruitment overtures from the terrorist group or directives to attack the U.S.

Comey said the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, is leveraging social media in unprecedented ways through …

Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever seen


A team of astronomers have discovered the most distant galaxy from Earth to date, more than 13 billion light years away.

Researchers from Yale University and UC Santa Cruz found the bright cluster stars, dubbed the EGS-zs8-1, from the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. Although the galaxy was first spotted in images taken by the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, the team used the new MOSFIRE (Multi-Object Spectrograph for Infrared Exploration) instrument on the Kecks 10-metre telescope to observe light shifts pinpointing its location.

By: Daniel Culpan,

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Margaret Thatcher knew paedophile Tory’s sick secret but STILL secured him a knighthood

‘Margaret Thatcher secured a knighthood for a top Tory despite being warned of claims that he had held sex parties with under-age boys.

Mrs Thatcher’s former police bodyguard says he passed on allegations about Peter Morrison to the Tory prime minister in 1986.

Former deputy party chairman Morrison is now widely suspected of being a child-sex pervert.

Just four years after the warning, Mrs Thatcher personally recommended Morrison for a knighthood.’

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Relative and Non-Relative Consciousness

25th April 2015 By Wes Annac Guest Writer for Wake Up World Through all of the distractions and pressures that come with living on earth today, many of us struggle to tap into the innate essence that we require to elevate our consciousness and live up to our spiritual potential. But just because we haven’t tapped into it…

Migrants Killed in ‘Religious Clash’ on Mediterranean Boat

Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy.

The Christian migrants, said to be from Ghana and Nigeria, are all feared dead.

In a separate incident, more than 40 people drowned after another migrant boat sank between Libya and Italy.

Almost 10,000 migrants trying to cross …

The Damaging Effects Of Jewish Intellectualism And Activism On Western Culture

In the past couple of years I began to wonder about the fact that Jews are firmly in the middle of leftist movements centered around socialism, communism, and feminism. The Culture Of Critique by Kevin MacDonald answered why they are so heavily invested in leftist causes and how they have damaged traditional Christian ideals by treating America as a cultural …

Various groups join hands to fight fluoride in Nalgonda

The representatives of Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network, a nation-wide network fighting on fluoride issue, have formed Nalgonda Collaborative by bringing together various organisations fighting on fluoride issue in district.

The representatives have met Rural Water and Sanitation officials on Tuesday to discuss about the issue. Speaking on the occasion, the Member of Network and Executive Director of Indian Natural Resources Economics and Management (INREM) foundation, Sundarrajan Krishan, said that they would meet Collector P. Satyanarayana Reddy to sign a contract to work together for a couple of years.

The collaborative had District Fluoride Mitigation Centre, Nalgonda, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Unicef, Fluorosis Vimukthi Porata Samithi (FVPS) as members. The Network will provide technical support to help the DFMC to monitor the functioning of various departments on fluoride. Mr. Krishnan said thematic research would be carried out to know what needs to be done to eradicate the fluorosis.

4 Sources of Arsenic You’d Never Expect

11th May 2015 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest Writer for Wake Up World If you’re a fan of classic murder mysteries, chances are you know how deadly arsenic can be. There are two forms of this toxic metal that we need to worry about: organic and inorganic. Now, organic arsenic is completely different than the organic …Continue Reading – 4 Sources of Arsenic You’d Never Expect

In the ditch with the wrigglers

De Void decided to skip Tuesday night’s $20 streaming fee for the “Roswell Alien Slides” unveiling in Mexico City, not because of a feared repeat… Read more »

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Leaked emails reveal Hollywood execs at work for Israel


Top Hollywood bosses enjoy a strong relationship with the Israeli government and various pro-Israel lobbying groups across the United States, according to a cache of Sony internal emails leaked to Wikileaks and published for the first time last week.

The emails reveal a dinner between Sony executives and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the presenter of American X-Factor chiding actress…

Wearables could make healthcare predictive, not reactive


A small, sensor-packed wristband could help detect cardiovascular disease before it becomes a major health issue.

Developed by Boston-based medical technology startup Quanttus, the wristband collects 50 million unique data points and over 400,000 vital sign measurements per person per day, providing invaluable insights into a person’s health.

By: James Temperton,

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Califorina. KRCB Radio: Fluoride in our water – Sunday April 26 @ 6:00pm

Sunday at 6 p.m., Mouthful tackles the complicated issue of fluoride in our water system, with four special guests: David Little of Little Organic Farm; Scott Goyne of Henhouse Brewing; Michael Girout of Alvarado Street Bakery and Dawna Gallagher-Stroeh, director of Clean Water Sonoma Marin.

That’s this Sunday evening at a new time, 6 p.m., on Mouthful, Smart Talk About Food, Wine & Farming in the North Bay and Beyond, with host Michele Anna Jordan on KRCB FM Radio 91.

Jim Ragsdale’s Roswell Tale

Periodically questions are asked about certain witnesses and certain testimony because it seems there are several versions of that testimony out there. Sometimes it is the researcher who hears things wrong or gets something wrong but more often it is the alleged witness who has radically altered his or her tale. Some alteration is expected because no one actually tells a story the same way twice unless it has been memorized as opposed to having been lived. Major alteration is an indication that the story is probably not being accurately reported by the witness and the fault lies at the feet of the witness rather than with those reporting it.

Ah, the value of audio tape.

Brian Bell, apparently annoyed that I have suggested in the past that some of the witness testimony was unreliable, asked, “Ragsdale and Truelove testimony – He said they were in a car – you changed their story to say they were in a WW2 jeep and also changed it into a ‘wild night with lightning and thunder; a 30 to 40 mile an hour wind driving dust and dirt.’ You changed the facts and the details of a witness’s testimony.”

Well, I would have ignored this because at the time I was working on another project and didn’t want to delve into this. But, coincidently, that project required information on Ragsdale, so I found myself rereading some of that testimony and looking at other, later testimony provided by Ragsdale. Here’s what I learned.

According to the taped interview of Ragsdale (please note that it is on tape) conducted by Don Schmitt on January 26, 1993, it was clear that Ragsdale said he was in a jeep. Ragsdale said, at one point, “…we got into a damned jeep to take off.”

He also said, during that January 26 interview, “We had the windshield down on the jeep…” This is a nice little detail that underscores the claim that he was in a jeep.

So, it was Ragsdale who said jeep, although he didn’t say a thing about it being a WW2 jeep, and I don’t believe he ever said anything about a car. Of course suggesting it was a WW2 jeep is a logical deduction, given the timing.

I did notice, however, that Ragsdale later claimed it was a pickup truck. In an affidavit which was not properly executed, Ragsdale said, “My friend and I had a pickup truck on this weekend.” So, I didn’t change anything, Ragsdale did. I have been unable to find any reference to a car.

As to the weather that night, I don’t believe I said, “Wild,” but did write, “The night was anything but quiet, as lightning flashed and thunder boomed. A wind, blowing at thirty or forty miles an hour, whipped across the bleak desert landscape.” This information came from an April 24, 1993 interview with Ragsdale at his house in Roswell.

In his 1995 affidavit, Ragsdale claimed, “The weather was perfect, and we were looking up at the stars. A storm was in the west, with lightning, but far away enough we couldn’t hear the thunder.”

Of course, in his 1993 affidavit, which was properly executed, Ragsdale claimed, he was out there “…during a severe lightning storm.”

Again, I didn’t change the testimony but it was changed later, as Ragsdale changed his story. For another example, take the location of the crash, according to what Ragsdale claimed. In his January 26 interview, he kept making reference to the Foster ranch and said, of the location of the crash, “… it’s a good thirty to forty miles.”

In his 1995 affidavit, he said, “A sign post on the Pine Lodge Road indicates ‘53 miles to Roswell’. Near this sign is a road going south toward Pine Lodge… and the turn off to Arabella leads east and south.”

But using a map with Don Schmitt in 1993, he pointed to the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline north of Roswell and while the pipeline didn’t exist in 1947, in 1993, he used it as a reference point and it was nowhere near the Pine Lodge or Boy Scout Mountain as claimed by Ragsdale.

And finally because I have been accused of not following up on information that might lead away from the extraterrestrial, or in this case, impeaching a witness, Ragsdale claimed that he and his friend, identified as Trudy Truelove, had picked up bits of the metallic debris that exhibited strange qualities. But Ragsdale said that the debris was stolen.

In a very confusing statement, his wife claimed, “Well I had this fiddle that had been passed down for well, I proved that it was passed down for five generations, and I worked with it and it was a Stradivarius. It was very old and very expensive…”

They had been talking about a break-in at the house and the story continued. “Anyway the subject came up and my husband told them about having, you know the box in the house and he made the remark, well where do you keep stuff [the metallic debris] like that? …All they did was riddled the closet…. They went strictly to that closet and anything of value in that closet they took.”

Or, as we understand it, the house was burgled. The burglars went through a closet where the debris was kept and took it. These crooks, according to the Ragsdales, avoided other areas of the house and didn’t touch a coin collection that was in plain sight.

I did contact the Roswell Police asking if there had been any reports of the burglary but they could find no record of it. They did make it clear that the records were somewhat spotty so that crime report might have been destroyed as they purged files.

But even the burglary story has changed. In the 1996 affidavit, Ragsdale said, “My truck and trailer was stolen from my home. Again with material in the truck, never to be heard from anywhere. My home was broken into, completely ransacked and all that was taken was the material, a gun and very little else of value.”

I was also concerned about this claim of a Stradivarius, but have learned that there are some very cheap copies out there, marked with the Stradivarius name, so it didn’t seem impossible for Ragsdale to have one with the Stradivarius name in it. Of course, it wasn’t the expensive one because, had it been, I would have found a police report among other documentation such as a newspaper article.

The point here is that I hadn’t changed the testimony as claimed, but the witness had changed his story and I believe that was under the influence of Max Littell. It became a much better story, filling in the gaps that were in the original such as Ragsdale never getting down, close to the crash but seeing it in the distance the next morning. In the new version he was walking the scene and looking into the wrecked spaceship. My favorite part is his claiming to see a jewel-encrusted throne in the ship… A throne? In a spaceship?

Today I don’t think there are many who believe that Ragsdale saw anything. His testimony is tainted by too many major alterations. In 1997, there was a push to condemn me for what I had written about the tale, but then, I did have the original tape. Statements were taken from others to suggest that they believed Ragsdale’s new story, or showing how I had gotten the original details wrong. Apparently they didn’t bother to review the record. It is easy to sling allegations and difficult to verify facts. Here, the tape proves that I had reported what Ragsdale had said originally, until he decided to make the story better. The fault lies, not at my feet but at Ragsdale’s.

FDA on Bottled Water, 3 Victories & May’s Teleconference

Latest Fluoride-Free Victories

  • Oneida, New York—On Tuesday the Common Council voted 5-1 to reject fluoridation for the third time since 2002.  For months, the council has held public hearings and debates on fluoridation, listening to an array of experts on both sides of the issue, including FAN’s Dr. Paul Connett and NY Dept. of Health’s Dental Representative Jay Kumar, who is a long-time promoter of fluoridation.  Despite an aggressive lobbying campaign by the fluoride-lobby, the council and community couldn’t be ticked into believing that the practice was safe, effective, or necessary.
  • Kingsville, Ontario—This Canadian City Council passed a motion last week reaffirming its stance in opposition to fluoridation.  The issue was raised by the former Deputy Mayor, who urged the council to pass the motion to send a message to the provincial government, which is considering mandating the practice.   The community of Lakeshore, Ontario also recently publicized their opposition to fluoridation, and will be sending a letter to provincial officials opposing a mandate.

FDA Announces No More Than 0.7mg/L Be Added to Bottled Water

Simultaneous with the Health & Human Services final recommendation of 0.7 mg/L fluoride for fluoridation schemes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made this recommendation. It is only specific to fluoride that is added to bottled water and does not affect the levels of fluoride permitted under FDA’s bottled water regulations:

 “domestic bottled water can contain between 0.8 and 1.7 milligrams per liter (mg/L) fluoride, depending on annual average air temperatures at the location where the bottled water is sold at retail, and imported bottled water cannot contain more than 0.8 mg/L fluoride.” SEE PRESS RELEASE

May’s Teleconference

This month’s International Fluoride Free Teleconference will be held this Saturday, May 9th at 5PM (Eastern time).  The call will feature a discussion on the new “optimal fluoride level” recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services.  FAN’s own Paul Connett, PhD (Director), Ellen Connett (Manager), and Stuart Cooper (Campaign Manager) will all be on the call to discuss the history of the recommended “optimal level,” the final assessment, what was missing from the report, major questions raised, and how we can use this in our campaigns.

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You can also download last month’s teleconference featuring a discussion on using social media to engage, educate, and organize communities in opposition to fluoridation.  Listen to the audio today and take your online fluoridation activism to the next level:

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News You May Have Missed

Park Hills may stop adding fluoride to drinking water (Missouri)

Sylacauga Holds Forum on Water Fluoridation (Alabama)

Petition may put fluoridation before San Marcos on the ballot (California)

Rutland Letter: Stopping fluoride in city water (Vermont)

Activist presses Davis on water supply’s fluoride levels (Utah)

Dentistry professor recommends voting fluoridation out (Massachusetts)

MWRA to lower fluoride levels (Massachusetts)

Warwick company to plead guilty to clean air violation (Rhode Island)

Scientists call for limits on emerging class of Common chemicals (USA)

Lakeshore doesn’t want fluoride (Ontario)

 

For more fluoride related media, please visit FAN’s News Archive.

Sincerely,
Stuart Cooper
Campaign Manager, Fluoride Action Network
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Dying CIA Agent Claims He Killed Marilyn Monroe Because She Was Seen As a National Security Threat

By Locklip http://humansarefree.com/2015/04/dying-cia-agent-claims-he-killed.html 78-year old retired CIA officer Normand Hodges has made an astonishing confession on his deathbed. Not only did he admit to murdering Marilyn Monroe, he also claimed that 36 more victims had died at his hands. Why? They were a “threat for the security of the country.” Hodges was employed as a …Continue Reading Here

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Global CO2 levels reach record monthly high


Global concentration of carbon dioxide has passed a monthly high of 400 parts per million, the first time this has happened since records began.

Scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) said it was a “significant” but inevitable milestone. The last time CO2 regularly rose above 400ppm was three to five million years ago, long before humans existed. The latest data suggests global warming will continue to worsen, despite fossil fuel emissions levelling off.

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11 Signs That We Are Entering The Next Phase Of The Global Economic Crisis

By Michael Snyder http://www.activistpost.com/2015/04/11-signs-that-we-are-entering-next.html Well, the Nasdaq finally did it. It has climbed all the way back to where it was at the peak of the dotcom bubble. Back in March 2000, the Nasdaq set an all-time record high of 5,048.62. On Thursday, after all these years, that all-time record was finally eclipsed. The Nasdaq …Continue Reading Here

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Startup of the Week: Deekit



   

Deekit wants to help anyone working remotely to simply visualise and share ideas. The result? A virtual whiteboard.

“Conversations are not effective when it comes to complex problem solving, sharing knowledge or brainstorming around creative ideas,” says Kaili Kleemeier. She and her three cofounders had eight years of firsthand experience struggling to work remotely while at Skype, travelling between offices. 

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Clarksburg. State health officer: Decisions about fluoride should be based on science

CLARKSBURG — The science supporting fluoridation of water as a safe, effective means of fighting tooth decay is clear, the state’s chief public health officer says.

Dr. Rahul Gupta, commissioner of the state Bureau for Public Health, said fluoridated water is the standard of care for protecting the dental health of over 200 million Americans.

“Fluoride has been examined from a scientific standpoint for a long time,” Gupta said. “Drinking fluoridated water keeps teeth strong and reduces tooth decay by approximately 25 percent in children and adults.

“By preventing tooth decay, community water fluoridation has been shown to save money, both for families and the health care system,” he added.

Gupta’s comments came in the wake of the Clarksburg Water Board’s decision to stop buying fluoride. Unless the water board reverses its decision, the public utility will cease fluoridating water once the current supply runs out.

Local and state governments decide whether to fluoridate the water systems under their jurisdictions, while the federal government recommends how much they should add if they choose to do so.

The current fluoride concentration level recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is 0.7 milligrams per liter of water.

The previous range was 0.7 milligrams to 1.2 milligrams. The change was made because of increases in fluorosis — a cosmetic condition in which teeth develop white spots or stains.

Dick Welch, the water board’s general manager, said the utility has been fluoridating water based on the low end for a while.

The West Fork River contains some fluoride, so only enough is added to bring the level to 0.7 milligrams, Welch said.

“We just supplement what’s naturally produced to come up to the recommended dosage,” Welch said.

Board members Paul Howe and Charlie Thayer voted to stop adding fluoride to the water over concerns the chemical could harm human health.

Gupta said there are many “myths” linking fluoride to numerous illnesses.

The Bureau for Public Health bases its recommendations on peer-reviewed data, Gupta said.

“It’s difficult to comment on things based on feelings,” he said.

For instance, a 155-pound man would have to ingest 5 to 10 grams of sodium fluoride to suffer acute fluoride toxicity and die, Gupta said.

That would be the equivalent of drinking 10,000 to 20,000 8-ounce glasses of water at once, Gupta said.

The water itself would kill you first, he said.

Walter Ivey is director of the Office of Environmental Health Services for the Bureau for Public Health.

Ivey said too much of anything — be it fluoride or milk — can harm you.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that fluoridation at a concentration of 0.7 milligrams is not harmful to human health, Ivey said.

But Howe said he is concerned about the cumulative effect of those small doses of fluoride in drinking water.

“There are no long-term studies on the health effects to your body,” Howe said.

Some people might be predisposed to health issues caused by drinking fluoridated water, Howe said.

“My main concern is consent,” he said. “If people don’t want it in their water, there are other ways they can ingest it that’s healthy for them.”

There is a “halo effect” in which people get fluoride from other sources, Zane Satterfield said.

Satterfield is an engineering scientist with the National Environmental Service Center, a nonprofit organization whose primary focus is drinking water.

“Most of everything we eat is processed with fluoridated water, so we possibly get enough fluoride from everything else,” he said.

Some of the other chemicals used to treat water are more dangerous than fluoride, Satterfield and Ivey said.

Chlorine gas was used in World War I to kill enemy combatants, Satterfield said.

Now, chlorine in lower doses is used in water to kill harmful bacteria such as E. coli, Satterfield said.

“It’s all in the dosage amount that’s used,” he said.

Ivey agreed.

“Chlorine is one of the chemicals that has done more than any other chemical to save lives because it kills the bacteria that can impact human health,” Ivey said.

Howe said he has no problem with the other chemicals in water because they make the water potable.

“The others are used to make the water delivered to our houses clean and safe,” Howe said.

Furthermore, it’s inexpensive for homeowners to buy a carbon filter to remove the other chemicals, while filters to remove fluoride are rather costly, Howe added.

For Gupta, it all comes back to the science, and the science shows that low doses of fluoride in the water are good for the teeth and not bad for the body.

That’s why the CDC, U.S. Public Health Service, World Health Organization, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and nearly all other public health organizations support water fluoridation, Gupta said.

That’s why 75 percent of the U.S. population and 90 percent of the state population drink fluoridated water, Gupta said.

“This is something that’s a national norm based in science, and the science is clear,” he said.

NASA Challenge: Pioneering Mars – Achieving Earth Independence

NASA is embarking on a long-term effort of “pioneering space” for this and future generations.  In this context, “pioneering space” is defined as the ability for humans to go further and stay longer in space with an ever decreasing need to be reliant on Earth, approaching “Earth independence”.

For this specific Challenge, the Solver is asked to focus on particular elements of “pioneering space,” namely those elements needed to establish a continuous human presence on Mars.

NASA’s challenge is finding elements that support the logistics and capabilities required for a sustainable permanent human presence beyond Earth’s vicinity.

For this specific Challenge, the Solver is asked to focus on those particular elements of “pioneering space” needed to establish a continuous human presence on Mars. The Solver is asked to describe one or more Mars surface systems/capabilities and operations needed to achieve this goal that are, to the greatest extent possible, technically achievable, economically sustainable, and minimize (ideally, eliminate) reliance on support from Earth.

This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written submission.  The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the submission by the Seeker. Awards will be paid out to the top submissions that meet or exceed the criteria below. Awards will be paid out in increments of $5,000 (minimum) up to a potential total award pool of $15,000. The awards are not guaranteed, however; the Seeker expects to pay out 1-3 awards in total assuming the submissions meet the criteria.

To receive an award, the Solvers will not have to transfer their exclusive intellectual property (IP) rights to the Seeker.  Instead, they will grant to the Seeker a non-exclusive license to practice their solutions.

Go here to learn more and apply for this challenge.

 

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Ed Miliband is a f****** communist, says Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has warned Ed Miliband is a ‘f******* communist’ who will ‘fail us all’ if Labour wins the election next week.

The former Oasis guitarist admitted that he did not plan to vote on Thursday because he could not ‘get behind’ any of the parties.

His foul-mouthed outburst at Mr Miliband is a long way from New Labour’s Cool Brittania heyday, …

Merging of Monsanto and Syngenta?

By Amanda Froelich http://ewao.com/a/1-breaking-monsanto-and-syngenta-might-join-forces-by-merging-companies Yes, you read that right. Biotech juggernaut Monsanto is reportedly seeking to soon take over another huge company in the biotech field, Syngenta. What would result from such a merging would likely be a further monopolization of the food supply, as well as increased pressure against activists’ efforts to initiate GMO …Continue Reading Here

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Doreen Hendrickson Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Upholding the First Amendment in Court

Editor’s Note: Doreen has just been sentenced to 18 months prison.

Doreen Hendrickson, wife of Pete Hendrickson, author of Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America will soon have a court hearing set for sentencing by Eastern District of Michigan federal judge Victoria Roberts on a contempt of court charge. Sentencing had originally been set for November 20, …

Hole in the ozone layer ‘solved’ reports Nasa


Nasa reports in a new study that the ozone holes, which were once arguably the highest profile environmental issue around, will be smaller than 8 million square miles within the next three decades. The evidence now suggests that the hole will be fully recovered by the end of the 21st century.

By: Michael Rundle,

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Oculus Rift will launch in early 2016

Oculus Rift

Oculus has revealed that its much-delayed consumer version of its Oculus Rift hardware will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016. An exact release date and further information about the hardware is yet to be announced.

By: James Temperton,

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Massive pollution scandal in Norwegian fjord

The Norwegian government today gave the green light to one of the biggest single instances of pollution in the country’s history. A new mine will dump its toxic tailings directly into the Førde fjord in the west of Norway.

“It is shocking that Norway is the only country in the world allow new projects of this kind”, said Lars Haltbrekken of …

Human Values Shifting

http://energeticsynthesis.com/index.php/resource-tools/blog-timeline-shift/2626-human-values-shifting For many years the sequential phase of gradually increasing the frequency sets on the earth is the byproduct of Stellar and Solar Activations transmitting frequency intelligence to the planet (and humanity) during the Ascension Cycle. The accumulation of progressively increasing frequency being integrated into the overall planetary field is what shifts us into higher …Continue Reading Here

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Strengthen Chakras with Visualization

By Shelly Wilson http://www.riseearth.com/2015/05/strengthen-chakras-with-visualization.html Our chakras, or energy centers, are spinning wheels of light that act as energy transformers through which we receive and transmit life force energy – spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. When the chakras are open (too receptive) or closed (too non-receptive), an energetic imbalance and even physical pain may develop since …Continue Reading Here

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420: Where do Transhumanists Stand on Cannabis Legalization?

Transhumanists Are Drug Law Reform Advocates

Cannabis_sativa_Koehler_drawingAn enormous constituency for transhumanism are the billions of people whose lives are harmed by laws against cognitive liberty, i.e. laws against illicit drugs. Drug dependency is a huge public health problem and should treated as such. All the problems associated with drug use are made worse by the Drug War.

In this century drugs and other brain control technologies will only become more complex, and the technologies of surveillance and repression more powerful. A society that denies us the right to put cannabis in our brain, and forces us to pee on demand to prove we haven’t, is a society more likely to tell us we can’t use intelligence enhancers and mood modifiers and willing to use new technologies of repression to ensure we don’t.

For instance, drug vaccines that prevent the action of specific drugs are not simply being developed as voluntary tools for people trying to kick addictions, but as preventive measures that businesses can require their employees to take. A far better use of public monies, as Aldous Huxley proposed in Doors of Perception and transhumanist David Pearce proposes in “The Hedonistic Imperative,” would be to develop better drugs with fewer health risks.

Fighting the Drug War puts transhumanists in solidarity not only with the millions of political prisoners serving time for nonviolent drug use and possession, but also with the new cutting edge activists for cognitive liberty, such as Wrye Sententia and her Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, who is working to “establish, promote, and protect the right of each individual to use the full spectrum of his or her mind, to engage in multiple modes of thought, and to experience alternative states of consciousness.”

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Global Marijuana Legality

Recent scientific results additionally support an even stronger positive position on cannabis and some psychedelics as well. Cannabis and derivatives have been demonstrated to help maintain healthy weight and metabolic functioning, cure some cancers, and even moderate intractable epileptic seizures. Psychedelics are being tested as treatments for PTSD as well as both MDMA (ecstasy) and marijuana.

Legality of Psilocybin mushrooms by country   blue = Legal    yellow = Ambiguous/Partially legal/Decriminalized   red =  Illegal

 

Jason Silva waxes philosophical on legalization in a recent Shot of Awe.

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This short article originally appeared on the WTA site here. Update by Peter Rothman.

 

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California’s SB277 mandatory vaccination bill passes Senate committee after votes rigged, public testimony silenced

After California’s vaccine mandate bill SB277 was halted last week with an outcry of public outrage against it, the pro-vaccine mafia machine went to work. Democratic Sens. Ben Allen of Santa Monica and Richard Pan of Sacramento helped pursue a vote rigging agenda to replace seats on the committee with pro-vaccine industry sellouts. A new democrat, Sen. Bill Monning, was …

Makes sense, but prove it

The second-season premiere of “Hangar 1: The UFO Files” last Friday night on The History Channel’s H2 subsidiary was, as feared, a stylistic rehash of… Read more »

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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 8 May

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Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, NSA snooping ruled unlawful, the UK’s damaging email epidemic, Bill Nye’s sunbeam spaceship and more.

By: WIRED.co.uk,

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Japanese engineers develop creepy, life-like android clone of obese transvestite

(NaturalNews) Humanity’s headlong plunge into the abyss of mechanized living could spell the end of humanity itself, as scientists are now developing artificial humans to take the place of the real thing. A Japanese engineer has reportedly already developed a robot clone of a popular…

Editorial: How we learned to stop worrying and love fluoridated water

OPPONENTS OF water fluoridation on the North Shore may not believe, as a character in the classic 1964 satire “Dr. Strangelove” did, that adding fluoride to water is a communist plot. But their half-baked reasons for asking Rockport and Gloucester voters to end water fluoridation, in votes scheduled for this May and November, aren’t much more convincing than the Cold War-era conspiracy theories. Water fluoridation has been one of the greatest public-health successes of the last seven decades, leading to a dramatic decline in dental problems, and voters in the two municipalities should defend science and their own health by voting to keep fluoridation.

Nationwide, the gains have been impressive: Americans have saved billions on dental care and witnessed a remarkable culture shift. It’s no longer simply accepted that adults will lose their teeth as they age. The benefits are particularly strong for lower-income residents, who may not have as much access to adequate dental care. The practice ended a kind of geographic lottery, in which residents of areas with optimal natural fluoride levels had healthier teeth than people who lived in parts of the country with little natural fluoride.

Opponents point out, correctly, that fluoride can be dangerous in large quantities, and argue that adding it to water amounts to medicating residents without their permission. The safety concerns are disingenuous. It would require chugging gallon after gallon of fluoridated water to reach even a potentially dangerous level. Water itself can be fatal in large enough quantities, but nobody would seriously consider ending public water supplies because of the remote risk of water intoxication.

Nor is the idea that it’s forced medication particularly convincing. Fluoridation doesn’t introduce a new substance to drinking water; it instead brings the amount of the naturally occuring mineral to an optimal level. And nobody is forced to drink it: For North Shore skeptics who truly can’t stomach treated water, distilled water is cheap, and reverse osmosis water-treatment equipment can reduce levels of fluoride.

Like their soulmates in the vaccine-skeptic movement, opponents of fluoride are capitalizing on fading memories of what life was like before the introduction of scientific improvements that we now take for granted, and they’re putting broader public health at risk for the sake of fringe superstition. At a minuscule cost, fluoridation has improved the lives of millions of Americans, and should remain a key part of the public-health toolkit.

Zahi Hawass Goes Berserk In Debate With Graham Hancock

Former Egyptian Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass completely loses his mind in the warm up to a debate in Cairo with Graham Hancock. The trigger event appears to be the mention of another disinformation® author, Robert Bauval, a well-respected Egyptologist … in some circles but clearly not in the mind of Hawass.

This is the video description on YouTube:

For more than …

Boundaries: Bust or Must?

9th May 2015 By Banu Sekendur Guest Writer for Wake Up World “You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce.” ~ Tony Gaskins There isn’t a relationship in life that doesn’t require healthy boundaries for it to function happily. If you think about it, the …Continue Reading – Boundaries: Bust or Must?

Lord Janner detective: We had proof to charge child sex politician 20 years ago… But top brass told us to stop

‘A senior detective who investigated child abuse allegations against Labour politician Greville Janner has revealed he was ordered to drop the case ‘from the very top’ – despite uncovering compelling evidence to charge him.’

Read more: Lord Janner detective: We had proof to charge child sex politician 20 years ago… But top brass told us to stop

Interview 1037 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato


This week on the New World Next Week: the pope weighs in on climate change; a psa gets revised when martial law subliminals are revealed by alt media; and the 3D printing revolution continues to advance.

Lost Russian freighter falls from space into the ocean


A Russian cargo ship that span out of control in orbit has fallen back to Earth and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

Progress 59, which was carrying more than three tonnes of food, oxygen and fuel for the International Space Station, was launched in late April but failed to dock and began falling slowly to Earth.

By: James Temperton,

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Twenty-six water districts in California to begin rationing water

(NaturalNews) California is slowly fading into desert land. The fight to save the state’s water resources has begun at the state level. Governor Jerry Brown recently imposed a 25 percent mandatory restriction on urban water use. This takes effect in July 2015. This is only the beginning…

Olfaction and The Artificial Unconscious

tangled-earbudsInstructions: Find a tangle of knots. It should not be too hard – earbud wires seem to have a thing for breaking-down into the tangles of entropic disorder. Next, untangle the knots – but not with such direct intent. Do not find one end of the wire and needle it in reverse, or spot a cluster and pull at it. Instead, take that messy knot of wires, and stick your fingers into it, all of them, right into the middle of it. Now begin to move your hands in and out, while wiggling your fingers. As if the knot of wires is a blob of matter and you are massaging it, let your fingers dance with the knot, grabbing, pulling, looping, crossing. It is not efficient, and it does not take advantage of that human capacity for self-directed behavior, but it works. If you let your fingers do the thinking, the knot will eventually untie itself. And you will have seen the unconscious mind in action. This is the act of odor object recognition. It is not a record, linear, of every chemical present. The signal-to-noise ratio for chemosensation is too complex. It is a whirling chaos of switching and regrouping that comes up with the answer in a way that makes absolutely no logical sense whatsoever. In fact, it is here that the seeds of logic are sown, and so, only after the answer has been found, the fruit.

1151px-Olfactory_system.svgOlfaction is an entirely “unconscious” process. Try as we may, we cannot exercise our olfactive powers at will. We cannot “imagine” smells; they must be exogenously stimulated. We cannot not smell, lest we not breathe. The more we try to smell something, the less we smell of it (because of its high attenuation rate). To smell is a cognitive asymmetry, taking place on one side of the brain only. Olfaction performs its Herculean feat of pattern recognition and limbic response completely separate from the logic parts of the brain. If the crosstalk between hemispheres is the substrate of our sense of self, then olfaction does not take orders from us; it is the reverse.

In comparison to the human neo-cortex, olfaction is considered simple, a primitive affair. The smelling brain is overlooked in the light of such neurological virtuosities as abstract thought, or self-awareness. However, there is something to be said for an apparatus that can do so much with so little. At one point in the development of the organism, this was the height of sophistication. It was at this point where the story of cognition began, for the olfactory system is a brain unto itself.

As it turns out, we know less about this nose-brain than the neo-cortex. The epithelium, the sensory surface upon which aroma compounds are initially received, exhibits no recognizable patterns in relation to specific odors. At the next interchange, the activity observed in the olfactory bulb is almost entirely shrouded in mystery. Let this be a kind of relative indicator: retinal and cochlear prostheses have already been developed, a feat of reverse engineering of the nervous system that has decoded the visual and auditory receptors of the brain. The translation of smells from the tip of the brain’s tendrils in the nose to the percept of a smell in the mind of the subject is incompletely understood. Prosthetic noses will be in speculative fiction plotlines long before national headlines.

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 12.05.30 PMBeyond this, the later stages of olfactory perception include the limbic system, which is related to the movement of the body, emotion, and spatialization (among other things). More is known about these modules than the initial olfactory interchanges. However, smell is so deeply embedded into the circuitry of the limbic system that the mystery of olfaction reveals a shortcoming in our understanding. We will never fully understand how a mind creates a self, or even how it moves a body through space, without deciphering the hidden network layers of the olfactory bulb.

Perhaps it should stay hidden. Nonetheless, the odor somehow makes its way to the language centers of the brain, now searching for an appropriate response to communicate the identity of the odor. It is only at this point where olfaction enters the left hemisphere, and explanation of its behavior can come forth (explanations themselves being such a left-brain phenomenon). In eliciting a verbal response to a presented odor, the olfactory system performs a kind of Hamming distance operation of both the episodic and semantic memory data sets, comparatively. The sets are narrowed down until a final word is generated. This word we call Knowledge.

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A group of children placed together, but with no exposure to language, will eventually create their own. The structure is there. No instructions are required for creating a language, only the capacity for verbal communication and a whole lot of babble. Deep Learning neural networks are a second-generation artificial intelligence which use “hidden layers” of bottom-up information flows. Where top-down instructions say “If you see this, do that, unless it is like this, in which case do that instead”, the bottom-up script says “What do you see?” The program is not trained; it is given a structure by which it can learn by itself. Unsupervised learning, it is formally called in the field of artificial intelligence. Using these “hidden” structures, the functional neural network will tell you what features to consider. The network will organize itself, or rather the data organizes itself, using the available network.

Artificial intelligence is a matter of information-metabolism. Either you give the system nothing in terms of rules, but everything in terms of information, or you give specific rules that work only with specific forms of information. If you are willing to give access to infinite information, it can generate its own rules, for every instance no matter what (in an ideal system). Your work goes into affording information, not to “figuring it out”. The ‘deep learning artificial intelligence’ is a machine, a fulcrum that multiplies force, not by way of fossil fuel, but using a different kind of fossil – our cultural artifacts, be they odysseys of antiquity or pictures of cats.

Brain “Odor Map” or Activity Pattern for Isoamyl Acetate – 4500ppm/V see http://senselab.med.yale.edu/

The olfactory system does not produce cultural artifacts so much as individual ones. All the same, the data sets are big. Trillions upon trillions of molecules, all linked to body-state and autobiographical data that simply cannot be measured, matched against a set of words that can take virtually any form the language can provide and must be subject to the generative properties of language in that a new word can be used that did not previously exist in the lexicon. These are the data sets involved in olfaction. They are big, and they are yet manageable, operable, and capable of producing knowledge about the world around us. The nose knows something we seem to be only now figuring out: with enough data and the right substrate, knowledge creates itself.

Furthermore, the rules that govern this processing do not come pre-determined in the human organism. Smells are learned, not given as fact. Olfactory perception generates its own rules based on the data sets given to it. There exists no such thing as a universal response to any particular odor. At times it may seem so – Menthol is Cool – but this is trigeminally determined. Burning flesh is Bad, but this is culturally- determined. In any case where it seems that an odor response is pre-installed, it will turn out that either the boundaries of the system are ignored (as in the trigeminal discrepancies), the power of cognitive override is underestimated (as in suggestively-induced odor hallucinations), or the experimental group is not large enough (to include both cultures above and below the water table where burning bodies is more practical than burying them, for example). In fact, there are many reasons why a smell may seem to have a quality universal to all humans, but because olfaction is so incompletely understood, both by professionals and the general public alike, this universality is always an illusion, painted by our lack of knowledge on the subject.

Olfaction utilizes unsupervised learning on neural networks of extremely massive and complex data sets to encode and subsequently recognize odor objects. Nevermind reason – to assign such a high degree of intelligence to such a primitive sensory system had to await the development of its artificial analog.

 

 

 

 

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Allen Barkkume is a full-time art teacher and first-time author of Hidden Scents: The Language of Smell in the Age of Approximation.

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County health board wants more answers on Columbia Falls Aluminum site

When it comes to cleanup talks for the closed Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. smelter plant, gathering more information about contamination is the stated goal of government agencies and the plant’s owner, Glencore.

But sharp discussion at the April 16 meeting of the Flathead City-County Board of Health shows there’s less agreement about whether the Superfund process is the best way to get that information.

Rob Parker, a site assessment manager at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8 office in Denver, recapped previous investigations at the plant for the board.

Sampling conducted in fall 2013 found evidence of groundwater contamination from spent potliner and fluoride sludge beneath the CFAC property, Parker said. About 70 samples were taken up-gradient and down-gradient from suspected sources, mostly older landfills and percolation ponds.

Detected levels of cyanide from spent potliner, fluoride and some heavy metals were three times higher down-gradient from sources and also above maximum contaminant levels for drinking water supplies, Parker said. That’s considered an “observable release,” he said.

Sediments in the Flathead River at the edge of the plant property had detectable levels of cyanide, fluoride and some heavy metals, and Cedar Creek had detectable levels of cyanide, but both were below the maximum contaminant level, Parker said.

The EPA also sampled water from domestic wells used by residents in Aluminum City and north of Aluminum Drive. Two wells had detectable levels of cyanide which were below the maximum contaminant level, Parker said. The EPA re-sampled 20 domestic wells in April 2014 and 10 in November 2014 and did not detect any contaminants, he said.

“So after three rounds of investigation, we know quite a bit about the site,” Parker said.

Parker pointed out that there are “lots of unknowns,” and the EPA doesn’t know the extent of the contamination underground.

“We don’t if there’s a plume of contamination,” Parker said. “There’s a need for more investigation.”

Parker also noted that while the Superfund listing proposal is in the public comment stage, EPA officials need to be careful about what they say.

“We can’t direct the process,” Parker said, suggesting board members send their questions and concerns to the EPA as part of the public process.

That didn’t sit well with board member Dr. David Myerowitz, who wanted to know if the public’s health was endangered by contamination from the smelter site.

“You should have these answers now,” he said.

Parker explained that detectable levels at the CFAC site did not warrant an emergency response, and any further investigations would come after the site was put on the Superfund list.

Flathead County Commissioner Gary Krueger was critical of that process.

“I question why we designate the plant as a Superfund site and then go on to prove how much of a Superfund site it is,” he said.

Myerowitz pointed out the lack of “consistency” in the results of sampling on domestic wells near the CFAC site.

He also wanted to know why the EPA got involved now and why the site needed to be placed on the Superfund list.

“If the plant was still running now, then no one would have rung the bell,” he said.

Parker explained that, like many industrial plants, CFAC operated under a discharge permit from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality that governed surface water. He also said he knew of no instances where CFAC violated its permit.

Myerowitz pressed on. He acknowledged that groundwater beneath the plant was contaminated, but he wanted to know if contamination had reached the Flathead River.

“I’m on the health board,” he said. “I’m not a ‘greenie.’ I’m not trying to clean up the earth.”

Krueger said he prefers to rely on science and numbers, and he expressed concern about how a Superfund listing would impact the Flathead’s important tourist economy.

“When I hear people ask, ‘Can I swim in Flathead Lake?’ — it scares me,” he said. “I’m really nervous about what I’m hearing here.”

Myerowitz responded harshly to Krueger’s comment, noting that as a health board member he was concerned about public health. He accused the commissioner of “throwing a wet blanket” over the issue.

“I find that a little disturbing,” Myerowitz said. “As a county commissioner, you should be getting the DEQ here to investigate.”

When Krueger responded that he wanted more information, health department director Joe Russell pointed out that Myerowitz and Krueger seemed to want the same thing — more information.

“This is why we need more investigation,” Russell said. “We don’t know where the plume is or how big it is, so this is why I invited the EPA here today.”

Parker pointed out that there is no evidence that contamination has left the CFAC site and endangered public health.

“It is important that we get a thorough assessment of the site and take proper steps to make sure we don’t end up with a larger public health problem,” Russell later told the Hungry Horse News. “My main concern is groundwater pollution and migration to drinking water wells in the area.”

Russell also said he didn’t blame DEQ for Glencore breaking off talks on a state Superfund process.

“I wish this was being handled as a CECRA site (state Superfund) and DEQ and CFAC were still working together to assess the site,” he said. “We have several CECRA sites around Flathead County, and these sites don’t seem to be ‘stigmatizing’ Flathead County.”

More about Glencore

More about Superfund

 

Richard Dolan and the Roswell Slides

In news that is more than a month old, I learned that Richard Dolan has been invited to participate in the presentation in Mexico City. He wrote that in “February 2015, to my great surprise, I was asked by Jaime Maussan if I would attend” but that he was hesitant to do so. 
Later he said, “I didn’t agree to participate, however, until after I had a long conversation with Don Schmitt. Of all the people with a connection to the slides, I know Don the best. He helped to fill in many of the blanks I have had on the controversy, and I came away with an even stronger feeling that this is indeed a fascinating development in the UFO field. I also had a long and productive conversation with Tony Bragalia, for whom I have a lot of respect.”
Dolan isn’t going to talk about the validity of the slides because he doesn’t believe it would be appropriate to jump into that controversy. That will be left to Schmitt, Tom Carey and the other experts in various fields. According to Dolan, “Jaime’s reply was that he wanted me to offer my thoughts on the future of ufology and the potential for the end of UFO secrecy–that is, ‘Disclosure’ — if there were to be general agreement that the slides are authentic. I did co-author a book on the potential ramifications of Disclosure, and do find it interesting to speculate on this subject.”
Dolan recaps much of what has been discussed on a variety of blogs and web sites, telling us the things that we all now know, or rather what we have been told. We don’t need to go through all that here, however, for those interested you can find Dolan’s remarks at:
 In his discussion, Dolan does make a couple of comments that are relevant, not only to the Roswell Slides, but to UFO research in general. He wrote:
There will always be things to criticize by those people who are simply intent on finding something to criticize. Nearly everything in UFO research is messy. Plus, there is a perennial shortage of funds to do things the way we would all like. No research money, for starters. Nor, with a few exceptions, is there much funding in the way of presenting highly professional conferences. So when an opportunity comes along in which the evidence can be presented in a professional manner to a large audience, is this really what critics want to focus on? Isn’t it more relevant to restrict one’s analysis to the actual slides and the story behind them?

Dolan suggests that he won’t be arguing for or against the slides showing an alien body but he is excited to have a ring side seat for the presentation of the evidence and the unveiling of high quality copies of the slides in the first public venue.
He might have expressed it best for those of us who have hovered around the periphery of this discussion for the last couple of months. He wrote, “As of now, I am not expecting these slides or this event to be a make-or-break event in ufology. But they are fascinating to me, and I do think they have the potential to be of real interest.”

April 2015 – monthly Australian reports roundup

Hi all,

April 2015 Australian national level sightings listing

Compiled by Keith Basterfield and Paul Dean.

Here is the seventh in a series of listings of Australian national level sightings listings. This listing is a 12 month trial to see if it provides value to the Australian research community.  You are reminded that almost all of these reports are raw, that is, they have not been investigated and documented.  If you wish to input any sightings for the May 2015 listing, please forward them to keithbasterfield@yahoo.com.au by 3 June 2015.

The reports are in the format:

Date. Time. Location. Duration. Comment ( could be IFO – i.e. identified flying object; or source of information such as Facebook, Email or Telephone.)

Updates:

26 March 2015 Night Darwin, Northern Territory  10 secs IFO-helicopter?
Ms Williams initially reported seeing a bright, lime green, light in the sky for ten seconds, which “…slowed right down and disappeared.” (Source: NT News 30 March 2015.)

The NT News for 4 April 2015 carried details of additional witnesses. Shane Marcus, aged 45, of Nakara said he saw the same green light. He was standing in the rain and saw “…a green light with a red tail travelling west over the Royal Darwin Hospital before descending out of sight below the tree line.” He said it wasn’t a helicopter. “It was coming down like a meteorite but not as fast.” The article says Mr Marcus said he suspected it was space junk.

An additional witness, Cheryl Halliday, said she had seen the same green light hovering over Cullen Bay in the sky, but on Friday 20 March 2015, not 26 March 2015. “It was a green light and it was going down behind the restaurants and then it turns and it was a red light…”

The 4 April article continues “…the Australian Defence Force has claimed it was likely one of the MRH90 helicopters being flown for exercise Vigilant Scimitar 15. Major Stephen Bates from the 1st Aviation regiment said lights on the MRH90 blades would have illuminated like a disc and been brightly visible against the cloudy night sky last Thursday.”

9 March 2015 0926hrs Perth and other areas of Western Australia Secs IFO-fireball
This was a fireball, with a predicted fall site about 50km SSW of Moora, WA. The fireball was to the north of Perth travelling in a NNW direction. besides the numerous visual observations, it was also captured on six vehicle dash cams.
fireballs@curtin.edu.au

20 January 2015 Evening Cawongla, New South Wales ? secs IFO-aircraft?
Andrew Hanlon photographed a white, mystery object near the Moon. The Australian Department of Defence confirmed that F/A-18A/B Hornet aircraft from number 75 Squadron, were travelling from RAAF Townsville to RAAF Williamtown, and transiting the area at the time of the photograph.
The Queensland Times 4 April 2015 “F/A 18 Hornet likely explanation of mystery object.”


April reports:

1 April 2015 0100hrs Hobart, Tasmania ? mins Facebook IFO – aircraft
Flashing lights followed by a vapour trail. Moving from east to west. Silent. Aircraft overflight.
TUFOIC.

2 April 2015 0500hrs Ettalong Beach, Central Coast, New South Wales ? mins Raw
Glen Rogers was waiting for a bus when he watched a bright, white and blue, soundless cigar shaped object in the sky, which was initially stationary. “Then it started to move erratically from left to right , up and down, and when turning it didn’t slow down.” The sky at the time, was clear, and it was still dark.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/truth-is-out-there-ex-serviceman-the-latest-to-have-a-possible-close-encounter-with-a-ufo-on-coast/story-fngr8h0p-1227292863838

3 April 2015 2036hrs Melbourne, Victoria 6mins 47 secs Raw
A video of an orange light in a dark sky with the comments. North/west. UFO…Anomaly Venus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgmap_jut2w

4 April 2015 Ca. 2100hrs Judbury, Tasmania  2 mins Facebook Telephone IFO ? – balloon
Several witnesses notice bright orange light in northern sky. The light moves slowly east over a couple of minutes before it looks to fade into fog over nearby hills. Maybe a hoax balloon, but insufficient information for evaluation.
TUFOIC.

4 April 2015 2355hrs Launceston, Tasmania ? mins  Facebook IFO? – meteor
Green flash noticed as it seems to shoot across the sky at phenomenal speed.
TUFOIC.

8 April 2015 1935hrs Long Jetty, Australia ? mins Raw
Triangular shaped object moving fast north to south. No sound. Lost sight behind house roof. Clear sky.
http://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=search_page

8 April 2015 Dusk Cairns, Queensland ? mins Raw
Kalen Simpson reported watching “…this flickering light in the sky…at a very fast rate and slowly moving to the east…shortly after another one appeared and moved in the same direction.”
UFO Research Queensland Facebook page.

10 April 2015 1935hrs Kangaroo Flat, Australia ? mins Raw
A small orange/red object was seen in the sky. It went behind a roof. Clear sky.
http://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=search_page

11 April 2015 (2100-2230)hrs Cairns, Queensland ? mins raw
Susan Robinson reported that her son and his grandmother saw a bright red object in the sky. It was at a 45 degree elevation, and travelling slowly downward. It was flashing or blinking. It was a donut shape, pointy at the bottom/
http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/2007/report-a-sighting/

13 April 2015 Ca. 1930hrs Magra, Tasmania 2 Mins Facebook. IFO – satellite
Bright white light to south, heading to the east at a constant speed.
TUFOIC.

14 April 2015 2045hrs Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales ?mins Raw
Brian Carbery reported seeing an object with “…three bright round green lights (not flashing). He was looking north-east and the object travelled horizontally northwards. “It stopped suddenly and immediately reversed in a southerly direction…” There was no noise.
http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/2007/report-a-sighting/

14 April 2015 Night Rockingham, Perth, Western Australia 34 secs Raw
Brian Hall posted a 34 second long video of a green, glowing light moving across the sky. It then changed colour, lit up like a fireball and departed at speed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRmUqzOxenc
Perth UFO casebook Facebook page.

15 April 2015 1130hrs Warragamba, New South Wales 3 mins Raw
An orange glowing round shape like a ball moving through the sky from north to south. Not moving that fast. No noise. No flashing lights. Lasted for about three minutes then disappeared into the cloud coverage. Was flying over at a height a small plane would.
UFOPRSA April “Phenomenon Times.”

17 April 2015 Evening Bundaberg, Queensland ?mins IFO-Chinese lanterns?
Multiple reports of orange lights in the sky.
The Queensland Times 21 April 2015.

20 April 2015 (2100-2130)hrs Upway, Melbourne, Victoria 8 mins Raw
A 26 year old male was looking west-north-west. Sitting in the sky above his home’s roof-line, he saw a bright, stationary, green light. At first it appeared to be very still, and like a very bright star. Then it moved in slightly different directions quite slowly. The object seemed to dim and brighten over many seconds. Therew as no sound, and it was a clear night. He went inside to get a camera, but upon coming back outisde the light had gone.
VUFOA.

20 April 2015 2138hrs Prospect, Tasmania ? mins  Email
Witness putting out rubbish bin when notices a triangular object in a clear sky. Siolent and moving faster than an aircraft as it travelled towards the south-east horizon. It appeared to be lit in a soft, yellowish light but there were no flashing lights. The lights were obscured when the house sensor lights came on as the witness walked back to his house. Unable to contact witness. Insufficient information for investigation.
TUFOIC.

22 April 2015 2215hrs West Perth, Western Australia 1.5 mins Raw
Judy reported looking to the south-west and seeing a “quite large looking triangular flying object in the sky at 70 degrees elevation.” The underneath which was visible had red and green bright lights. There was no sound. “…it looked like it was going to land…” She watched it travel across the sky towards the north-west “…when it began to descend.” It was lost to sight due to houses and trees. the sky was very clear.
Sydney Obs.

23 April 2015 2130hrs Perth, Western Australia mins Raw
A young woman reported that “…heading north on the Kwinana Freeway. Approx 2 minutes before I hit south st on the east side. A flying disc shaped object.. At first glance thought it was a plane landing. It had four or five oval shaped bright lights. But all of a sudden switched direction, headed downwards and then upwards again. I saw green/blue lights.” “It was only slightly longer than it was wide…”
Perth UFO Casebook Facebook page.

25 April 2015 Various times Victoria Several minutes IFO-balloon
Numerous reports about a slow, apparently high altitude light/object over parts of Victoria. Identified as a NASA Super Pressure Balloon, at an altitude of 33.5kms. It was launched from Wanaka airport, New Zealand on 22 March 2015 on a scheduled 100 day flight around the globe. NASA said it was approaching from the south, just west of Melbourne, flying northwards for several days before eventually turning eastwards. Best seen at sunrise and sunset. It is carrying a 2268kg payload.
VUFOA and numerous internet sites.

Older reports:

31 March 2015 0545hrs Adelaide, South Australia 3 mins Raw
A white light seen flashing on and off at 1.5sec intervals. Witness stated that the height and speed would indicate it was not a commercial aircraft.
http://www.nuforc.org
Monthly report index

31 March 2015 0800hrs Caloundra, Queensland ? hrs Raw
Witness has sighted 3-4 UFOs. One light hovered, then shot over horizon, then exploded. Another time, huge silver ball, bigger than the Moon, hovered then vanished. A few weeks later, a huge light hovered in the same area. Tonight, spinning lights in the clouds. Seen by many people.
http://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=search_page

27 Mar 2015 1910hrs Rockhampton, Queensland ? hrs Raw
“After I sighted UFOs other night I noticed a small needle mark and blood where the needle went through my breast. Last night I felt what they did only later. And this is what I went through…still I think it is important to understand and note every detail for future reference. No matter what happens it needs to be recorded. And I wanted to make sure ppl know my problem. I have alien abduction.”
http://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=search_page

20 March 2015 Blue Bay, New South Wales 0620hrs 30 mins Raw
Mathew Jayland and his son were watching the sunrise when they saw “…two reflections of light in the eastern  sky that I thought must have been small far off cloud that was high  enought to be lit by the sun even thought it still hadn’t risen yet.” The two spots of light travelled slowly southward across the horizon. Two or three cargo ships offshore gave good reference points.  Both objects left what looked like a vapou trail behind them. He photographed the objects. Then a third object came along from the same start poiont travelling in the same direction, but by now the sun had risen. “Upon viewing the pics on my computer with a zoom function I can clearly make out a black manmade object.”
UFOPRSA April “Phenomenon Times.”

18 March 2015 2100hrs Tawonga South, Victoria 1min Raw
On a dark, moonless night, Kylie watched a noiseless object “floating” from south to north. It blinked twice, disappeared, reappeared after 3-5 seconds. It did this a total of four times. It was star sized, and the sky was clear at the time.
VUFOA.

14 March 2015 ?hrs Glenroy, Melbourne, Victoria 4 mins Raw
Rocco, on a partially cloudy night, watched an oval shaped object, similar in size to the full Moon. “I ran inside and got my binoculars and saw a UFO in the sky. It was oval in shape, red in colour with very bright lights in the centre, flashing from left to right. The UFO was wobbling in the sky very erratic. It lasted about four minutes then disappeared.
VUFOA

6 March 2015 2350hrs Deer Park, Melbourne, Victoria 1 min Raw
Chris reported seeing a soundless, “…pitch black triangle shape. Larger than Boeing 747.” There were no lights on it. It went from azimuth 300 to azimuth 360 degrees in 3 seconds. Its speed was estimated as Mach 3 or higher.
VUFOA.

6 March 2015 2-3-hrs Sydney, New South Wales ? secs Raw
Witness was observing the Moonrise and taking a video. On playback he “…noticed a bright orange light that would appear and then disappear…not…visible while filming.”
http://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=search_page

2 March 2015 0000hrs Pinaroo, Victoria ? mins Raw
 Two witnesses were waiting for the shops to open. They observed a “…bucket shaped aircraft” whig went up slowly. It “wandered” about in the sky. Dipped and weaved.
http://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=search_page

21 February 2015 2120hrs Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia 20 mins Raw
A woman (29) and her child (7) reported seeing a “…white light above the clouds moving in a curved L shape pattern span of about 1km, then after 5 mins separated into 2 light sourced moving in a crossing over v shape. Then a few mins later separated again to 3 in total, this one was capping the v to make a triangle. Each one would only take a few seconds to complete its line and return. Seen one pop out of the clouds a few times, it appeared to be a complete sphere. They then disappeared after about 20 mins.”
(email to uforesearchersa@yahoo.com.au)

22 Mar 2012 0125hrs Sydney, New South Wales 60 mins Raw
(Reported 31 Mar 2015)
Complex story since childhood. Has seen many UFOs. Aliens made contact in 2012. Hundreds of flashing lights in the sky. For an hour. Big light engulfed the witness, 200 ft long and 50 ft wide. It went straight through him. It then went back into the clouds. Witness has 2500 videos of them.
http://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=search_page

20 December 2009  2330hrs Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales Few mins Raw
Driving out Kemps Creek area and noticed a brighter than normal light just a bit lower than the stars. Definitely wasn’t a plane or a helicopter. It was watched for a few minutes then it suddenly just “dropped out of the sky so fast.”
UFOPRSA. April “Phenomenon Times.”

31 July 1993 Goulburn, New South Wales 2310hrs Less than 1 min Raw
From the lounge room window, the witness saw a “large object on fire and breaking up.” The night was cold and clear. “The object seemed to be making a controlled descent and eachs ection broke off it burned and could be identified as a shape, either rectangular or square.” The object “…app[eared to be the size of a small jetliner.”
UFOPRSA. April “Phenomenon Times.”

Lifelong:
Brendan, now aged 71 told of a number of odd experiences scattered throughout his life. These included:

In about 1949-1950, aged 5 or 6, he would disappear for hours, and he felt he could see people walking through walls and other strange things.

In about 1959, when he was aged 15, he was with a friend and they were lying on the banks of the Macalister river, looking up at the sky. Suddenly they noticed a small star-like object fly into a larger star-like object. As they watched, the larger object took off at a great speed. Brendan said he has always been a loner. He had five sisters and he was considered the black sheep of the family.

As an adult, he and a lady friend were driving along Weir Road, next to Lake Glenmaggie and in front of them, another car was travelling along. Suddenly, that car was gone and neither of them had seen it turn off or speed away. This happened a couple of times. It also happened with another lady friend,

In 1997, he was travelling home one night at about 10pm long Upper Maffra Road, when he became aware of a bank of six lights appearing suddenly behind his car and shining so brightly that they almost blinded him. It was like daylight. He said to himself  “you bastard” before pulling over to let the vehicle pass. However, the lights were suddenly gone. Vanished into thin air. He started driving again but found himself on a different road, and he had no idea where he was or how he had got there. He said to himself “I don’t remember this road.” He drove for some time before noticing the (his home town) sign and he arrived home at midnight, two hours later than expected. He had no recollection of what happened in those two hours and he felt as if his memory had been blanked out. He felt awful, tired and confused. When he tried to make a cup of tea, he had to think how to do it and he felt weak and shaken. The next day he went to work, but he didn’t feel good and his supervisor asked him what was wrong. For most of that day he continued to feel shaken and confused but the feeling eventually went  away. He had no further memories about that incident and what could have happened to him. that night but he wondered if he’d been picked up by a UFO and whether they had also taken his car up into the craft. He said other people had seen strange lights in that area and one fellow he spoke too believed there is a”portal” in that area.

In about 2010, when aged 66, Brendan underwent surgery and he was extremely ill. While on the operating table, he had a near death experience and was able to watch the doctors work on him. At 1.30am his lady friend who was psychic, saw a blue light enter her room and she knew he had died. She rang the hospital and the staff told her, doctors were working on Brendan to try and revive him. While he was “dead” he saw dead people around his bed. The doctors gave him a massive adrenalin shot and used paddles on his chest to revive him. He said he had always been fascinated with greys and he wondered why.
UFO Research New South Wales.


Australian contributing groups for this issue are:

ACERN
Website: http://www.acern.com.au

Tasmanian UFO Investigation Centre
Website: http://tufoic.eu.pn

UFO and Paranormal Research Society of Australia
Website:  http://www.ufosociety.net.au/

UFO Research New South Wales
Website: http://www.ufor.asn.au

UFO Research Queensland
Hotline: 07 3376 1780
Website: http://www.uforq.asn.au
Facebook page.

Victorian UFO Action
Website: http://vufoa.com
Hotline: 0456 447 112

Sonoma County: Find out if fluoridation is for you, May 19

On May 19, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors might vote to fluoridate our water supply and it will not be about tooth decay but truth decay.

Modern science shows that fluoridation is both ineffective and toxic with strong links to lowered child IQ, ADHD, hypothyroidism, skeletal fluorosis often misdiagnosed as osteoarthritis with increased hip fractures and more.

Our government concedes that fluoride’s effect is predominantly topical (surface application) not systemic (swallowed). Read for yourself at http:www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/ mmwrhtml/rr5014a1.htm. Read your toothpaste tube and the box to see the Drug Facts warnings about fluoride. Fluoride is not added to treat water as in chlorine. It is only added to treat the humans, which makes it a drug. Read for yourself the FDA mandated Drug Fact warning on the toothpaste, but the FDA goes further to call it an “unapproved drug” because fluoride has never been subjected to a proper double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, neither for the effectiveness nor adverse health consequences.

Mammals have no requirements for fluoride, so it is not a nutrient and is completely different from fortifying foods with iron, vitamin D, or folic acid. Instead it is like adding anti-depressants or cholesterol-reducing statins to our water. Once the fluoride is added, your filter will not remove it and even a reverse osmosis system costing thousands of dollars removes only about 89%.

If you want real science about the dangers, read the government’s free PDF report, Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPS’s Standards at http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11571.html.

Fluoride is not harmless. It is a known neurotoxin that crosses the blood-brain barrier in infants and strong scientific evidence links it to reduced child IQ levels, hypothyroidism (now rampant in the US), fluoride accumulation in the pineal gland that leads to earlier onset of menarche (the first menstruation) in girls (which can indirectly increase breast cancer risk), skeletal fluorosis, osteosarcoma (bone cancer), and increased bone brittleness leading to hip fractures.

A study published this year in Environmental Health looked at the prevalence of fluoridation by state and found a strong correlation with prevalence of ADHD.

Fluoride is not a water treatment to make the water safer (like chlorine). It is not a nutrient because it is not required for any biological process in mammals. It is added to water to affect the human body with the intent of disease prevention, which matches the very definition of a drug, despite proponents’ claims that it is merely a mineral or nutrient. The HFSA from fluoride that would be added to the water does not occur in nature.

Adding this medicine to the water is no different from adding statins, antihypertensive (blood pressure reducers), or Prozac to our water-except that we would not be adding the pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride used in toothpaste but instead adding hexafluorosilicic acid, an unrefined and heavy-metal-contaminated waste byproduct from smoke stack scrubbers at phosphate fertilizer plants, which would cost a bundle to dispose of if not sold to water supplies for an undisclosed amount estimated at several hundred million dollars per year.

All other drugs require the informed consent of the patient, but fluoride will be unavoidable, which is a violation of medical ethics.

Proponents point out that seawater has a slightly higher fluoride concentration, but this is a specious distraction, as we know it’s not healthy nor feasible to drink too much seawater.

The average reader does not have the time to untangle which side is quoting the “real science,” so consider some commonsense observations that ought to raise doubt and concern.

Recently, the “optimal level” (which many contend is zero) was backed off from 1 ppm to 0.7 ppm because the CDC admitted that 32% of US children have dental fluorosis. This is a mottling of the tooth enamel which fluoridators claim to be “merely cosmetic.” while opponents contend that the chemical processes and resultant hydroxyapatite of the bones are very similar to the teeth so mottling is likely a “window into the bones” an outward manifestation of risk for skeletal fluorosis-which is often diagnosed as arthritis.

The EPA sets the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) at 4 ppm (parts per million). Opponents cite solid science that would set this level at 0.05 mg/day which is the amount in one third cup of 0.7 ppm but even if we trust their lenient 4 ppm MCL, it means that anyone drinking five times the average amount of water will be getting a dosage that is agreed to be toxic. So, we can see that this one-size-fits-all dosage makes no sense. It also violates basic pharmacological principles. The amount of fluoride found in mother’s milk is 0.004 ppm, and yet the proposal is to fluoridate at 0.7 ppm, 175 times that amount.

Rather than a controlled human trial, our entire nation has been the guinea pig, with 70% now drinking fluoridated water and studies show no correlation whatsoever between the prevalence of tooth decay compared to each state’s percentage that are drinking fluoridated water. Fluoride is likely to be added to our water supply unless a great many of us present strong objections to the County Board of Supervisors before May 19, if you want to protect our health, then e-mail your supervisor at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Supervisors/Contact-Board-of -Supervisors/. Better still phone your supervisor today at 707-565-2241. It will help to contact your local city council members so your individual city can override the county to ban fluoride as Sonoma and Cotati have already done. Just say No to fluoridation.

Edited copy of the letter from Alan Friedman, Rohnert Park

New Study Confirms Climate Engineering Is Contributing To Planetary Meltdown

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If you’ve been led to believe that having more sex will make you happier, then we’re sorry, but you’ve been grossly misinformed.

The reason for this, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have determined, is because increased frequency of sexual activity leads to a decline in wanting sex, therefore reducing enjoyment.

 

By: Katie Collins,

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Robert Kennedy, Jr. is right about vaccines: A medically induced ‘holocaust’ is now upon us

(NaturalNews) At a recent screening of the powerful new documentary film Trace Amounts, which exposes the scientific connection between mercury in vaccines and autism, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. warned an audience of supportive viewers that vaccines are essentially poison vials causing…

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Swedes back ‘organized begging’ ban

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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 7 May


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Nintendo to make real-world theme park rides


When the Wii U launched, it did so accompanied by Nintendo Land, a theme park styled minigame collection designed to showcase the new console’s capabilities. Now, reality echoes fantasy as the House of Mario has signed a deal with Universal to develop a series of attractions at actual theme parks.

Specifially, the deal is to create “immersive experiences”. While neither Nintendo nor Universal have elaborated on what that might entail, typically it refers to the likes of the Star Wars themed Star Tours more than a roller coaster.

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Jade Helm 15, a military exercise, brings wild speculation in Texas about ‘martial law’

For a made-up military mission, Jade Helm 15 is impressively elaborate: The two-month simulation planned for this summer spans much of the Southwest, requiring special forces from four branches of the military to carry out covert operations amid “hostile” territory in Texas, Utah and part of California.

In at least one of those states, hostility toward the operation has…

Not the Roswell Slides and Richard Dolan

Richard Dolan has now chimed in on the Not Roswell Slides and his critique while interesting does little to further our knowledge. We are basically back where we were on May 4 except that there is now a better quality photo out there for us to look at.

Dolan says, repeatedly, “…my position on the slides is still not firm. I have been and remained impressed with the story behind their provenance — such as we can put it together. And I am currently impressed with the analyses performed on the slides themselves, as well as the body in question. These analyses are far more technically detailed than the criticism against them that I have seen. My position would change if I am presented with analyses that deal with the data already provided. Not people’s hunches or invective.”

And that is where many of us are, except that we might be leaning in one direction or the other more so today than we were on May 4. We don’t have enough information but the reason we don’t is that it hasn’t been offered though it had been promised.

Dolan said that he was impressed with the story behind the slide’s provenance, but that is all there is, a story. No evidence was provided that proved these slides were taken by the Rays, the chain of custody is broken in repeated instances, and we really don’t know when or where they were taken. What we do have are guesses based on limited information and I think back to the Alien Autopsy when the same games were played. The provenance would be provided but it never was. Here we are told that the Rays lived in Midland, Texas, the slides were recovered in Sedona, Arizona, and ended up in Chicago some twenty years after discovery owned by a man whose identify has not been revealed. Not a compelling provenance.

Dolan wrote about those who had suggested the body is a mummy of some kind. “Such people — all of them English-speakers — obviously did not acquaint themselves with the detailed and technically proficient treatment of these very questions by the three scientists who were featured last night: Jose Benetez, Dr. Luiz Antonio de Alba Galindo, and Richard Doble, The first two of these spoke in Spanish, and I understand there may have been glitches at times with the translation on the livestream. However, Richard Doble’s Skype interview was in English and extremely easy to follow. The Spanish speakers were simply outstanding, and I was able to listen via translation. All of these gentlemen spoke in detail and with deep analysis as to why that body was not a human being.”

This is known as an appeal to authority. We are not allowed to voice an opinion because experts in the field have rendered the proper opinion and we are not qualified to judge it. And while the experts cited by Dolan have impressive credentials, they are not the only experts who have spoken about this. Others, who have been approached by the skeptical community, have suggested a variety of other opinions and before anyone points it out, I’m well aware that they didn’t have access to good quality copies of the slides. The point is, we’ll end up with dueling experts and unless or until someone finds the precise mummy, the arguments will rage.

Dolan has suggested that we all should wait until the investigation is completed or as he said, “I do think they absolutely deserve genuine investigation.”

Yes, but shouldn’t that have been done before the great reveal in Mexico City. After all, they sat on this for three years, apparently investigating them. They promised an expert from Kodak, who would explain why the slides were dated to the late 1940s, but he was a no show… and blame is laid at the feet of those who dared to call him at home, irritating him to the point that he wanted no part of this. One of those, Lance Moody, called him in the middle of the afternoon and had a nice conversation with the man. The other harasser was apparently Billy Cox, a journalist who could be expected to attempt to verify the information and who also called in the middle of the afternoon. So who were these other harassers?

Dolan and I agree on one thing. The Not Roswell Slides deserve more investigation and research, and as Jimmy Church said during his radio show last night, there are now, literally millions of potential investigators out there. They have a fairly good image, and they will be scanning the Internet and museums and everything else in search of the twin of this image. We do have access to about every aspect of human knowledge now that we have the Internet and global connection.

There is one other point to be made about the Not Roswell Slides. Paolo Harris made the point, as has Stan Friedman, (and which has also been said by Don Schmitt and Tom Carey) and one that I will reinforce. There is nothing to tie these slides to the Roswell case and that is where the provenance fails completely.

So, here we are, two days after the great reveal and we have nothing new to show for it (other than a better picture). We don’t really know anything that we didn’t before, so, as Dolan suggests, we do need to complete a full investigation. The only thing I fear is that this will take as long as it did for the Alien Autopsy… I hope we get an answer in a little timelier manner but given what I have seen, I don’t see that happening.

International rail signalling standard could be hacked


Any regular rail commuter will likely have gripes about the UK’s rail networks, usually centred on cancelled services, over-priced fares, and cramped carriages. Those complaints may fall to a distant collective second place if one communications expert is to be believed, as the future of rail disruption could come from hackers.

An upgrade to the country’s current signalling systems is currently being tested in parts of the country now. Dubbed the European Rail Traffic Management System, it will take over some of the busiest intercity routes by 2020 and eventually be used nationwide. However, Professor David Stupples, who specialises in research and development of networked electronic and radio systems at City University London, believes the new system could be wide open to virtual attack.

By: Matt Kamen,

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Immigrants to U.S. From China Top Those From Mexico

Move over, Mexico. When it comes to sending immigrants to the U.S., China and India have taken the lead.

China was the country of origin for 147,000 recent U.S. immigrants in 2013, while Mexico sent just 125,000, according to a Census Bureau study by researcher Eric Jensen and others. India, with 129,000 immigrants, also topped Mexico, though the two countries’ results …

Christianity & European Identity

What is the relationship of Christianity and European identity? I do not say “Western Civilization,” because I wish to speak of the whole of Europe, East and West, and the whole of European history and prehistory, not just the civilized bits.

There are two perspectives we can take on this question. One looks back at history. The other looks forward to …

Norway’s sneaky arms exports to Israel

It may come as a shock that Norway, the home of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Oslo accords, is funneling weapons to Israel.

Palestine is second only to Afghanistan in the amount of aid it receives from the Norwegian government. Last year, Norway’s aid to Palestine totaled nearly $100 million.

Palestine solidarity activists stage a die-in outside the Norwegian parliament in …

Scientists develop device to control human movement with electrical shocks

(NaturalNews) German scientists have developed a device that they say will help people navigate unfamiliar environments without the need to consult a map by directly stimulating their muscles, causing them to change direction without even being aware of it.The “actuated navigation…

Prof. Kevin MacDonald – Psychological Mechanism of White Dispossession

YouTube Description: If books have the power to change the world, the four books by Professor Kevin MacDonald,(California State University), ‘A people that shall dwell alone: Judaism as a group evolutionary strategy’, ‘Separation and its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Strategy of Anti-Semitism’, and ‘The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Intellectual…

SPLC Accuses Oath Keepers of Inciting “Armed Confrontation” Over Sugar Pine Mine


The Southern Poverty Law Center has accused Oath Keepers of inciting an armed confrontation with BLM authorities over the Sugar Pine Mine dispute in Oregon, despite the fact that the organization has explicitly stated that it is not promoting armed confrontation with the feds.

In an article provocatively posted on the organization’s ‘Hatewatch’ section entitled Oath Keepers…

By order of the King, day care children shall drink less juice

(NaturalNews) At the same time that some lawmakers in New York State are pushing to expand late-term abortions and allow anyone to murder unborn babies at any time during pregnancy by shooting poison directly into their hearts, the Empire Nanny State is attempting once again to ban…

Why we should not fear AI. Yet


I once heard artificial intelligence described as making computers that behave like the ones in the movies. Hollywood’s computers and robots are invariably mad, bad and dangerous to know. So when we are warned about the emerging threat of AI to the future of humanity, people get alarmed.

There are plenty of things to be alarmed about in the modern world, from climate change to terrorism, Ebola outbreaks to nuclear reactors melting down. However, I am pretty relaxed about the threat from AI and actually very excited about what future developments hold.

 

By: Nigel Shadbolt,

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Joe Rogan – Why You Need To Try The Sensory Deprivation Chamber

A sensory deprivation tank can activate your mental powers and even open a gateway to another universe. But what can floating in a dark warm tank do for you in real life? And why would people even want to do such a thing? According to Joe Rogan The Sensory Deprivation Chamber will show you all …Continue Reading Here

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Carl Jung talks about staying close to your roots

Carl Jung talks about biological truth and about the necessity of staying close to your roots.

“A man is not complete when he lives in a world of the statistical truth. He must live in a world of his biological truth. Man has always lived in the myth and we think we are able to be born today and to live …

New Algorithm Illuminates Free Will

Findings from experiments at Stanford have recorded the brain signals when a primate exercises free will by changing its mind. The experiments were led by electrical engineering Professor Krishna Shenoy and neuroscientist  Matthew Kaufman while he was a graduate student in Shenoy’s lab and published this week in eLife.

In the reported experiments, Kaufman taught laboratory monkeys to perform a decision-making task. He then developed a novel technique to track the brain signals, an improvement on the “single trial decoder” algorithm.

“We are seeing many cognitive phenomena in the brain for the first time,” said Kaufman, who is currently a postdoc at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

“The most critical result of our work here is that we can track a single decision and see how the monkey arrived there: whether he decided quickly, slowly, or changed his mind halfway through.”

In Kauffman’s experiments, monkeys were trained to reach for either of two targets within a maze displayed on a computer screen.

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While it was possible for the monkey to reach either target, sometimes, one or the other target was blocked, resulting in a forced choice of one target. However, in other trials, the researchers would switch between the configurations while the monkey was already in the process of choosing. During the experiments 192 electrodes in the monkey’s motor and premotor cortex recorded the activity from the moment that the targets appeared on screen. These measurements continued until the monkey began to move. The interval between the targets’ appearance and the beginning of movement was recorded and marked the time of decision or alternatively signaled the monkey’s hesitation.

The Stanford team’s findings shed new light on a debate about human consciousness dating back to the 1980s. At the University of California, San Francisco,  neuroscientist Benjamin Libet conducted a now famous experiment to assess the nature of free will. Libet’s experiments showed that brain activity began several seconds before subjects became aware that they planned to take an action; in Libet’s experiments this entailed pushing a button. Libet concluded that the desire to move arose unconsciously prior to any awareness of the decision to move and therefore any apparent “free will” could only be a conscious veto of a prior existing unconscious decision. 

But based on these new observations at Stanford, Kaufman claims that the brain activity in Libet ‘s experiments does not demonstrate a lack of free will. You can plan to make a particular movement unconsciously, but then change your mind a second later. This suggests a conscious intention at work. If Kaufman is right it would settle this long standing philosophical and scientific debate that has significant bearing on transhumanist projects such as mind uploading and Artificial General Intelligence.

This research was supported by a Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health and by a REPAIR grant from DARPA.

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Feeling stressed? The answer could be in your poo


The bacteria in your gut could be having a big impact on your brain, with new research on animals showing a clear link between what goes on downstairs and what happens upstairs.

By: James Temperton,

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Learn how to build an off-grid generating system to produce electricity in any situation

(NaturalNews) If and when the SHTF — or if you simply want to live off the grid — you’ll need a long-term survival/self-sufficiency plan. What this means is that, if you want to lead an existence that’s not too radically different or primitive compared to the standard of living…

Ed Miliband resigns after worst Labour election result since 1987

Editor’s comment: Finally some good news!

Ed Miliband stepped down as Labour leader on Friday after the party’s worst general election defeat since Margaret Thatcher’s final victory in 1987.

“This is not a speech I wanted to make,” he said in a Westminster hall just after noon on Friday. “I take absolute and total responsibility for the result.”

The resignation came just hours …

Universities Don’t Understand Safe Spaces

Youtube description: Apparently people don’t understand why allowing people to grow up in a perpetual hug box is bad for them. This article’s writer does give me some faith in humanity though.

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Translation of the Roswell Slides Placard

I will freely admit when I was told, during a telephone conversation last night (May 8) that two groups, working independently, had come to the same conclusions about the placard near the body, it didn’t overly surprise me. They both said the first line proved it was a mummy of a child. I didn’t disbelieve this claim because to me, it looked like a mummy and I was surprised that Tom and Don would go off on a years’ long search for some answers given the look of the slides.

Overnight there have been some questions raised about the legitimacy of the announcement and I have done today what I probably should have done last night but then I have more information today. Last night I contacted two people, one at each end of the spectrum and asked them about this. I had their answers in hand before I posted the link to the Blue Blurry Lines with the text of the placard translated as:
MUMMIFIED BODY OF TWO YEAR OLD BOY
At the time of burial the body was clothed in a xxx-xxx cotton
shirt. Burial wrappings consisted of these small cotton blankets.
Loaned by the Mr. Xxxxxx, San Francisco, California
If this is accurate, then the discussion ends at this point and we can relegate the slides to the footnote they should be. The evidence at the moment suggests that it is, though the reading of the placard is not universally accepted. Tony Bragalia, late last night, provided a number of scans of the placard that seem to argue against the ease with which others said they had deciphered the words.

The problem is that Tony’s scans all originated in the same place and that is with Adam Dew. These scans are difficult to read and seem to suggest that those who say they can are engaging in wishful thinking (my analysis and nothing that Tony said). Tony thought that I shouldn’t have posted anything until I had consulted with others, but I had done that last night and have been doing this today. To me the question is too important to let it slip away now. If nothing else, that posting, along with those by Rich Reynolds and Frank Warren have stirred up the conversation and provided some additional clues to what has been going on.




I asked Chris Rutkowski, who was listed as one of those operating on what is known as the Roswell Slides Research Group (RSRG), and he told me, “I don’t have full confidence [in the interpretation by the RSRG], actually. It’s a bit suspicious that a readable placard wasn’t shown in Mexico… I did voice my concerns about its provenance, as I did about the slides themselves.”

In fairness to Chris, I asked him early this morning and he replied early this morning. Isaac Koi replied late this afternoon and said, “I think the position in relation to the analysis of the placard is now beyond any reasonable doubt.” It is a position that others have taken up as the day wears on.

Although there had been some questions about the provenance of the slides, and this would be worrisome this question has been resolved. Dew, as SlideBox Media, has not released an unmodified high resolution scan of the slides as had been promised but he did place a better scan on his web site. Using that scan it seems that the first line has been read with reliability by many different individuals using a variety of techniques on a variety of the released images. He has provided, at his site, a better scan, so any questions of provenance have been rendered moot.

Dew has responded to the announcement by the RSRG, suggesting that they are the ones who manipulated the data. He wrote, “Any claimed success should be repeatable and will be tested.You should be able to give specific and clear enough instructions that anyone could actually repeat your actions with the actual placard scan we have posted here.” You can see the scan at:
Paul Kimball, who has been recently and unjustly vilified for his anti-slides stance, has published additional information over at The Other Side of the Truth, and has linked to another site that seems to confirm that the placard does identify the body as human. In the interest of full disclosure, that other site is operated by the RSRG.

In response to Dew and to Tony, Paul wrote, “Adam Dew and Anthony Bragalia are claiming that the image from which we derived the proof that the ‘alien’ body is actually a human mummified child is a fake – that it was photoshopped. I believe Jaime Maussan has said the same thing… This is categorically untrue. The only change made was an increase in the contrast to accentuate the actual letters on the page (which were deblurred using simple commercially available software). Nothing was added.

For those interested in that commentary, see:

Kimball’s earlier comments do seem to suggest a bias, but then, the evidence, as it stands now, seems to support his and the RSRG’s interpretation. I did contact other members of the RSRG individually. Lance Moody believes that they had read the placard with a high degree of certainty and that suggests the body is human.

Tim Printy, another member of the group told me, “Depends on source image and how much manipulation is required.  Moody and Nab Lator are better at it than I but even using one of Bragalias and Dew’s images I could read ‘two year old boy, and ‘San Francisco California.’”

I suppose you could argue that the RSRG is made up of rabid skeptics, with a couple of exceptions, but that doesn’t actually negate their findings, especially if others not affiliated with them are coming up with the same reading. It seems that if there is manipulation going on here, it is on the part of Dew, who is keeping the debate alive by not releasing the high quality scans he said it would… and by suggesting that those offering a counterpoint are involved in a scam of some sort.

Philip Mantle, who seems to be quite offended by all this and is not part of the RSRG, has provided some interesting commentary. He wrote:

I just wanted to add a little bit more info regarding the on-going debate into the alleged Roswell slides. Unfortunately this last week I have been a little bit under the weather, however, this did allow me the opportunity to sit with my feet up in my ufological armchair and see if I could obtain a quote or two from a variety of experts regarding the alleged Roswell slide. Basically all I did was email a polite request to a number of academics and institutions respectfully asking them to comment on the photo (slide) in question.  Some came back and stated that they didn’t think the photo was of good enough quality to comment on, others requested more details, some did reply but when I asked if I could quote them they declined.
There are a number though that did indeed reply and give me permission to quote them. Personally I believe I’ve spent more than enough time on this sham already but for the record I am providing here two of the replies I obtained. They are unedited and all they were sent is the so-called Roswell slide photograph. Again, for the record, none of the academics I contacted came back with a reply that they thought the photo depicted an alien.
Here are two of several replies I received:

I confirm that the photo is of a mummy of a child, possibly Peruvian or even Egyptian.
Salima Ikram
Professor of Egyptology
American University in Cairo

Okay, it is a mummy, but very hard to tell if it Egyptian, South American or European. I see no wrappings of any kind, it appears to be a child or youth. Do you have a provenance on the slide??? That may help the determination.
Cordially
SJ Wolfe 
S.J. Wolfe
Senior Cataloger and Serials Specialist
American Antiquarian Society
And when I asked if I could have this person’s permission to quote her the reply was:
Of course you can. And if you do, please describe me as Director of the EMINA (Egyptian Mummies in North America) Project. Here is the link to the website http://egyptologyforum.org/EMINA/
Cordially
SJ
You are of course free to make of these comments you will as they are simply my humble attempt to help try and get to the bottom of what I believe is a very sorry saga. There will no doubt be those that question the abilities of the two above ladies to comment on this matter but so-be-it. The one thing that I can say regarding the above two comments is that they have both been made independently of any of the promoters of the ‘Roswell slides’ and therefore in my opinion are a great deal more credible. You can choose to agree or disagree of course but this is just one way to try and bring the matter to an end as quickly as possible in my humble opinion.
So, while those who support the slides talk of scientists who don’t believe the body is human, there are other scientists who believe it is. But that’s not the real take-away here. It is the statement by an American about the slides. Don, during one of the interviews said that Tom had failed to interest any American scientists in looking at the slides or voicing an opinion about them. Philip seems to have done that and has some sort of response by an American scientist, which just shows you can find someone with credentials to support your point of view as long as that point of view isn’t too extreme.

The real point is that if the first line does identify the body as the mummy of a human child, then a search for an exact match is irrelevant. In fact, an exact match isn’t necessary because the body in the slide looks an awful lot like many of the other mummies that have been identified from around the world. And, of course, it is not up to those who believe it to be a mummy to prove it, but to those who claim it is an alien to prove it. This they haven’t done.

There is one other fact here. A short video shows how the words on the placard were identified. This seems to suggest that those on the RSRG and others are sharing their methodology and their research into this while some others are calling names. That is always the last defense when the facts begin to crumble. You can see the video here:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkaKpPGKTV0&feature=youtu.be


We might have taken this as far as we can at this point. We might have solved the “mystery” of the alien in the slides, and all the other discussion, discourse, allegations, and claims have been rendered moot by those who were able to read the placard, it turns out so easily.

Jade Helm double take: Here are ten supposed "conspiracy theories" blasted by the media that turned out to be TRUE

(NaturalNews) All the talk about the Jade Helm military exercises targeting Texas as “hostile territory” has turned the mainstream media into its usual self: finger-wagging denialists who pretend nothing is ever a threat unless they say so first. Jade Helm is no threat to your safety…

Council demands ‘facts’ before fluoride added to Hull’s water supply

COUNCILLORS have called for the science and social impact of water fluoridation to be scrutinised before fluoride is added to Hull’s water supply.

Hull’s health and wellbeing board is considering water fluoridation in an attempt to improve the dental health of children after figures showed young people in the city have more fillings and decay than most other parts of the country.

However, the plan has already attracted major opposition, with campaigners claiming it is “mass medication without consent”.

Now, the health scrutiny commission at Hull City Council has called for all papers surrounding fluoridation to be considered by its councillors before plans are approved by the health and wellbeing board.

Councillor Danny Brown, who chairs the commission at the Guildhall, said: “It is a very emotive subject.

“There are a lot of people totally against fluoridation, while there are other people who think it should have been instigated years ago.

“We need all the information we can get in order for us to comment on it.”

The health and wellbeing board, chaired by Councillor Colin Inglis, is considering fluoridation as part of its plan to improve the oral health of children in the city.

Cllr Inglis has declared the evidence for the introduction of water fluoridation is “incontrovertible” and has said: “Adding fluoride to the water supply has major benefits to oral health and, while it may take some time, I am fully behind the proposal.”

He and former Health Secretary Alan Johnson, Labour candidate for Hull West and Hessle in the forthcoming general election, have met dentists in the city to discuss the plans.

They have already voiced their support for the addition of fluoride to the water supply and say evidence backs claims that it has a marked improvement on oral health.

However, campaigners are already mounting a challenge to the plans after expressing concerns over the impact of water fluoridation on health.

Councillor John Abbott, a member of the scrutiny commission, said: “Councillor Inglis might have a very strong social view on this, but we need the science, too. We need to know what the risks are.”

The commission has recommended the next report, due to outline the options for improving oral health, should be presented to its councillors first before it is presented to the health and wellbeing board.

Tooth decay in kids

Bt the age of five, more than four in ten children in Hull have tooth decay.

A survey by Public Health England survey found 43.4 per cent of five-year-olds in the city have tooth decay, compared with the national average of 28 per cent.

Almost 700 children had to have teeth taken out under general anaesthetic between October 2012 and December 2013.

A further 21 children who were just two years old had decayed teeth extracted under general anaesthetic.

Glenn Dennis Has Died

According to Albuquerque television station KOB-TV, Glenn Dennis died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was the last of the three founding members of the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico.

Dennis told researchers in 1989 that while he worked at Ballard’s Funeral Home in Roswell, he was called by an officer at the base who asked if they had any small, children-sized caskets. Later he said he was at the base while the recovery of the alien craft and the bodies of those killed had been brought in. In the back of an ambulance, he saw some strange metallic debris.

He told several researchers that he was friends with a nurse who told him about the alien bodies and the preliminary autopsy that had been preformed there. In later years his story would be challenged but he did not waver from the details.

In the early 1990s, with Walter Haut and Max Littell, a real estate salesman, they formed the museum. Dennis could often be found there and would sit down to tell his story to those who asked.

In the last few years Dennis’ health had deteriorated and he spent less time at the museum. He had been very ill for some time and died this week.

Relevant Links to the Not Roswell Slides

Although it this might result in additional claims that I’m jealous or annoyed or somehow otherwise biased here, I will link to the following web sites and information because they do have some relevance to the ongoing discussions of the Not Roswell Slides. I do so without commentary on my part.

These links were originally posted by Philip Mantle, André Skondras and John Greenewald. I’ll let you all look at them and decide if you wish to accept or reject the Not Roswell Slides as proof of alien visitation.

Not the Roswell Slides

As we get closer to the reveal of the Not Roswell Slides, Gilles Fernandez posted a note on the last my posting which wasn’t relevant to the topic but that was interesting. Apparently he, and his team of investigators who have been working quietly behind the scenes, have made one discovery that is of importance. Fernandez posted one of the slides to his blog (which is normally written in French but this was in English) that came from the stash of Hilda Blair Ray and showed a scene France. All of this can be seen at:

Although they just show the picture, they have identified the cars on the street and they weren’t produced until the mid-to-late 1950s. That would seem to suggest that slide was not taken in the late 1940s but maybe as much as ten years later.

Fernandez wrote, “Yes, As [sic] pointed out in our previous article devoted to the Roswell Slides, a close examination by members of our team revealed that French cars depicted in this slide were produced from 1958 [though it seems one was available in 1956]. So, if this slide had the mount expected from a 1941 to 1949 scene, it would prove that the type of mount with only ‘Kodachrome’ printed two times is NOT a forensic evidence to establish that what is depicted is from the 1941 – 1949 period expected for this type of mount.”

This, they say, shows that the cardboard slide sleeve that has been claimed to have been used only from 1941 to 1949 was actually used much longer.

Is this discovery of overwhelming importance?

Well, not so much. It does expand the time frame for the use of that specific slide sleeve so it is not as limited as had been suggested.

But there is one problem. They reproduce the scene but they don’t reproduce the slide sleeve along with it. It could be argued that while this is one of Hilda Ray’s slide, the sleeve doesn’t match, precisely those from 1941 to 1949. It would seem that this is an oversight. I have quickly scanned the blog but haven’t found the picture printed with the slide sleeve visible to compare it with those from 1941 to 1949.

We are now very close to the big reveal and many of our questions should be answered then. We all have provided those with the Not Roswell Slides all with plenty of notice of what we would like to see in the way of proof. Once the show has been performed, we can then begin a complete analysis of the data. Providing all the promised information is released.
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Why Every Parent Should Consider Unschooling

11th May 2015 By Carolanne Wright Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Gillian Lynne. Maybe you’ve heard of her? She’s the choreographer who did Cats and Phantom of the Opera. And she most likely would be diagnosed with ADHD if she was of school age today. Gillian was fidgety. She couldn’t concentrate. And she was disturbing people. …

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4 Sources of Arsenic You’d Never Expect

11th May 2015 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest Writer for Wake Up World If you’re a fan of classic murder mysteries, chances are you know how deadly arsenic can be. There are two forms of this toxic metal that we need to worry about: organic and inorganic. Now, organic arsenic is completely different than the organic …

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Clarksburg. State health officer: Decisions about fluoride should be based on science

CLARKSBURG — The science supporting fluoridation of water as a safe, effective means of fighting tooth decay is clear, the state’s chief public health officer says. Dr. Rahul Gupta, commissioner of the state Bureau for Public Health, said fluoridated water is the standard of care for protecting the dental health of over 200 million Americans. …

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Don’t give in: an angry population is hard to govern; a depressed population is easy

'Don't let the bastards get you down – choose action over despondency when coming to terms with the general election result.' ‘Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You’d think they’d at least have the decency to bring some flowers before shafting the vulnerable, …

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Clarksburg: Ending use of fluoride could save water board $20K

The Clarksburg Water Board will save about $20,000 a year by discontinuing the practice of fluoridating the water supply. But water board member Paul Howe said that’s not why he voted to stop purchasing fluoride. “I think it’s harmful to the body,” Howe said. Board member Charlie Thayer voiced similar concerns when he voted to …

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The David Icke Videocast: Vote System – Get System

The David Icke videocast is available now … Click here to sign up …  Here’s a clip from this week’s video …

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Margaret Thatcher knew paedophile Tory’s sick secret but STILL secured him a knighthood

‘Margaret Thatcher secured a knighthood for a top Tory despite being warned of claims that he had held sex parties with under-age boys. Mrs Thatcher’s former police bodyguard says he passed on allegations about Peter Morrison to the Tory prime minister in 1986. Former deputy party chairman Morrison is now widely suspected of being a …

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Saudi raids on Yemen against international law: UN coordinator

‘Saudi Arabia’s continued airstrikes on Yemen are against international laws, a UN statement says. “The indiscriminate bombing of populated areas, with or without prior warning, is in contravention of international humanitarian law (IHL),” a statement by UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Johannes van der Klaauw, said on Saturday. The issue of warnings for raids does …

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A ‘War Song’ (for Peace) – Bob Rylett

‘We have become so divided as a people. This is by design. Race, sexuality, religion and politics. One common factor though, that truly unites us all, is our collective distaste for war. In any form. In making this video we decided to focus on the NOW. This video ISN’T about political or religious affiliations. From …

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Riyadh Running Fake Copy of Yemen’s Official News Agency

Saudi Arabia is running a fake copy of Yemen’s official news agency in an attempt to maintain an intense war of nerves with the Arab country. The Saudi monarchy has launched a news website under the URL of http://www.sabanew.net which is a fake copy of Yemen’s official news agency titled “Saba Net”. The URL of …

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