Thinking like a Mountain, Rock n Roll, Carningli, Rocks and Stones

Alan Moore: We live in a world that is mostly predicated on a rational and scientific worldview, which effectively means that any phenomenon beyond the physically measureable is automatically deemed non-existent, including souls, gods, ghosts and human consciousness.

While I would agree that we need to recover the psychological connection that once existed between ourselves and our environment – because to do otherwise is to render us all pointless automata in a material world which, by its own admission, has no direction or purpose – I would say that the problem could be more sharply defined if we put aside contentious terms like ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’, and instead opted for the less vague but just as scientifically problematic term ‘meaning’. If by coming to know more about the historical or mythological aspects of the places in which we live we make those places more meaningful, to us at least, then I suggest that this will lead to experiencing ourselves as more meaningful in our new, illuminated context.

The big difference between ‘meaning’ and ‘a spirit’ is that where meaning is concerned, we have to do all the necessary hard work in order to invest that place or that person or that object with meaning, whereas spirits just sort of turn up, don’t they? I believe that our world is gloriously haunted with meaning; that it’s we ourselves that are doing the haunting; and that we should be doing more of it, or doing it more strenuously.

In an era where supposedly hard material reality seems to shift more like vapour with every passing day, I think it becomes more evident that timeless and unchanging mythology is the actual solid bedrock on which our flimsy and temporary human realities are briefly erected. Whether you call it soul or spirit or meaning, it is the Real, as opposed to this spasming neo-conservative monetarist/materialist dream that we’re all required to share, and if we care about having a meaningful world in which to lead meaningful lives then we should all try harder to reinvest our environments with the meaning that belligerent materialism has sucked out of them.

http://www.dailygrail.com/Interviews/2017/4/Alan-Moore-Science-Imagination-Language-and-Spirits-Place

 

The universe doesn’t exist if we stop looking at it.

This is according a famous theory in quantum mechanics which argues that a particle’s past behaviour changes based on what we see.

Last year, scientists performed an experiment proving this theory to be true on the scale of atoms.

According to the rules of quantum mechanics, the boundary between the ‘world out there’ and our own subjective consciousness are blurred.

When physicists look at atoms or particles of light, what they see depends on how they have set up their experiment.

To test this, physicists at the Australian National University recently conducted what is known as the John Wheeler’s delayed-choice thought experiment.

The experiment involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave.

Wheeler’s experiment then asks – at which point does the object decide?

Common sense says the object is a wave-like or particle-like, independent of how we measure it.

But quantum physics predicts that whether you observe wave like behaviour or particle behaviour depends only on how it is actually measured at the end of its journey.

This is exactly what the Australian team found.

‘It proves that measurement is everything. At the quantum level, reality does not exist if you are not looking at it,’ said Associate Professor Andrew Truscott.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4450994/Reality-based-brains-expect-see.html

Before the work of Drs. Ogden and Richards, the prevailing view was that for every word, there is a single, correct meaning associated with it. Drs. Ogden and Richards offered an alternative perspective in form of theory of “Proper Meaning Superstition,” “which states that there is not a single ‘correct’ meaning associated with each and every word because each word means something different to each person, or more simply, meanings don’t reside in words, they reside in people.”12

On the other hand, Professor Mautner argues, while analyzing the interrelationship between religion and secularism from the perspective of meaning, that the concept of meaning itself has many meanings.13 These systems of meaning are shaped by the interaction of our mind categories with the external world, and law plays an important role in creation of these mind categories and consequently the embedding of meaning. If one were to synthesize Prof. Mautner’s hypothesis of mind categories with Ogden’s proposition of assigned meaning, then law emerges as a primal force shaping the creation, internalization, and acceptance of meaning.

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2957038

There is a vast distinction between existing without meaning and having a meaningless existence; the former signifies an escape from the trappings of meaning and the latter a loss of it.

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Many Causes, Few Answers

Though experiments with genes are helping to show how lateral asymmetries go on to influence our decisions, decades of research have revealed that these kinds of asymmetries, and the ways they develop, are due to much more than just a single genetic switch. Some 40 genes have been implicated in determining whether we’re right- or left-handed, and environmental factors likely also play a role. Some genetic studies have even found that our gender matters when it comes to how our genes determine which hand we prefer.

As many researchers have noted, the bias toward our right sides appears in more than just our hands. Babies tend to suck their right thumbs and turn their heads to the right when laying down, for example, and the majority of people turn their heads to the right when they go in for a kiss.

These things might have more to do with our environment than our genes, however. A study in twins estimated that their genetic makeup accounted for only around 25 percent of their hand preference. The rest was up to a host of factors out of their control. The studies in babies, for example, found that their preferences for thumb-sucking and head turning predicted their dominant hand later in life. Other studies have indicated that the hand we focus visually on, cultural norms and even seasonal changes may affect handedness. Our choice of right hand versus left hand may still be in flux well after we’re born, it seems.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/05/03/brains-split-left-and-right/

 

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Readers may recognise this view from the blog header photo, as the top of this mountain where I have my dwelling. It is pretty much as it looks, a big pile of stones. Tourist type people have been here and made videos. It’s quite interesting to learn how it appears to them. This one has got rather confused about what is where, but they obviously enjoy it none the less.

Although the superficial appearance is of a disorderly jumble of loose stones, there are a few places where there are the remains of structured walls, and there are also the foundations of some sort of buildings, both round and rectangular, so the general notion is that, at some indeterminate time in the past, there were dwellings and defensive walls. Authors have suggested either a community permanently living there, or a seasonal camp for pastoralists, or a fortified refuge for emergencies. Nobody really knows with any degree of certainty. There have been people messing around on this mountain since at least 4,500 BC, there are traces of all sorts of activities all over it.

The various sources say this and that, but there has never been a careful and comprehensive archaeological study. It’s rather hard to date stonework, so really there could have been occupation on the peak over any period during the last several thousand years.

With the details of what has happened up there being rather vague, anyone is free to imagine whatever they can conjure up. Which is what they do do. Possibly helped by the fact that there’s a magnetic anomaly, compass needles point south, which might have an effect upon people’s bodily biofield and brain functioning.

According to the mainstream academic geologists, this mountain originated as a volcano, some 450 million years ago, approximately. Wales would have been at a different position on the planet, and Carningli is part of the so called Fishguard Volcanic Complex, from that distant time when the Preselis came into being.

I’m not a geologist but I have read that volcanic rock is a rather small percentage of the Earth’s surface, most is sedimentary, as shown in this photo I used in the previous essay. Like layers in a cake. Don’t know where that is.

The various forces, as the tectonic plates move (at about the speed that your hair and fingernails grow I believe) and ice ages come and go, together with erosion by weather and water, mean that it’s mostly like a cake that someone dropped and sat on a few times. That’s the challenge for the geologists and geomorphologists to try to unscramble, so they can tell us the tale as to what actually happened. And of course, there are those who doubt what we are told and who come up with their own alternative accounts.

The alternatives range from very serious, thoughtful and plausible to totally fanciful, loopy and loony. What does it all mean ? This is an aspect of the world we share and inhabit. I want to know as much as I possibly can before I die.

As I’ve mentioned, I tend to bundle folk and their ideas into the left brain and right brain categories. The pic above is of Foel Drygarn, at the other, eastern, end of the Preselis. Foel Drygarn translates as ‘Bare hill top of the three cairns’. I got this photo from the website of the local fellow, Brian John, who is a left brain geomorphologist. He did a blogpost here with more photos

https://brian-mountainman.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/foeldrygarn-prehistoric-quarries.html

I guess I put Mr John at the left brain end of the spectrum, and Sylvie Ivanova exemplifies the right brain, whilst I am myself somewhere in the middle. No, actually, my position would be to take a larger overview, because we actually have no idea at all what the Earth IS, so our ideas and thinking tend to be somewhat limited. For that matter, we have no idea what we ourselves are. You can disagree, if you wish, but all you’ll be doing is telling me a story that you got from someone else, who got it from someone else. Even if it is your own invention, it’s still a story, not the reality. There are prosaic left brain stories, like those told by the reductionist materialist crowd, and right brain stories, favoured by the romantic poetic faction.

Anyway, I’ve flogged that topic to death in previous essays. What I want to show you now is some pictures of rocks that are on the borderline, anomalies, where the geologists will insist that they can be accounted for by natural physical forces and events, whilst the alternative opinion will evoke human hands. Or giants, elves, dwarves, angels, gods, lost civilisations, whatever.

These two rock carvings, from India, are, to my mind at least, obviously produced by humans. What they depict and why they were made is another question for some other time. But for me, to argue that they are ‘natural’ not manmade, would be perverse.

But there are numerous examples, from the Ural mountains, from Siberia, from elsewhere, where it is very hard to be certain one way or the other. They may be both. That is, unusual natural rock formations might have attracted some attention, and then been enhanced by additional human efforts.

It’s the same problem that Graham Hancock has with the Yonagumi submerged rock formation, off Japan. He, and others, are convinced it’s artificial, whereas the geologist Robert Schoch, (whose expertise they accept regarding the age of the Sphinx) claims it is natural.

Below is Great Zimbabwe, which appears to illustrate a combination of unusual natural forms and artificial construction.

Regular geometric shapes can be produced by nature, although they are uncommon. Fracture lines produce by stress or frost, can make right angle corners in some rock types. I suppose that microscopic inspection of surfaces might resolve some of the questions, maybe in the future, but at the moment we seem to be stuck with some experts and specialists saying one thing and others saying the opposite.

I suppose it one had the opportunity to inspect numerous sites oneself and build up experience, you’d develop an eye for the signs to look for. A bit like bird watching. But very few people get the chance to visit these remote and difficult to access places.

 

 

 

Those who have followed the New Earth Lady and related videos will have encountered the suggestion that some of the ambiguous structures could have been made from geopolymer, or some similar type of conglomerate, something along the lines of cast concrete. That could have been worn by erosion and weathering, or even subjected to scorching by a cosmic impact or solar flare or other catastrophic event sufficiently intense so as to cause melting or vitrification.

It baffles me that so little interest is taken by the mainstream in this enigmatic stuff.

What is this ? Something that was never completed ? Or an attempt to extricate building blocks from the bedrock ?

There’s also plenty of speculation that the ancients might have had abilities to levitate large stones, to soften, dissolve or melt very hard rock, and so forth, by magical techniques now lost to us. And also the many examples of ‘machined work’ which is baffling, because no adequate explanation can be offered.

And the mysterious protruberances which occur from Peru to Greece and Turkey, Egypt to India and Japan. Some may be made so as to cast shadows at significant times, but others don’t appear to conform to that hypothesis.

The technique of splitting rock using expanding steel wedges which are hit with sledge hammers is still used by contemporary stone masons. But how was it done before steel was invented. The suggestion has been made that hard oak wedges were used, which were then soaked with water so that they expand. I don’t know if this has been tested.

There’s plenty of traces of where someone has hammered into rock and separated pieces.

These traces of tool marks suggest a laborious process of bashing the rock with repeated indentations in a line until it splits. But what about this ? It’s a drilled hole, but the weird part is that is is not of a consistent diameter, it gets wider narrower and wider. I cannot imagine a drill bit which would behave in that way. Very odd.

Above is another strange example. Apparently this stone is said to be 7 out of 10 on the Moh scale. Which is very hard, yet someone had a primitive tool which could mark out the line to be cut and then make these oddly shaped incisions.

And what is this ? It looks like a lump of clay that has been baked. What cause would produce a rock like that ? I have no idea.

Some fellow meditating. I could be wrong, but the sort of Christmas Tree thingee above, looks to me like a Stupa design, which represents the various worlds or heavens or levels of existence. Astral Planes.

I’m uncertain, but I think the above pics come from southern India. Next is some from ancient Greece. Here’s an amazing example where the rock seems to have been melted by some unknown force. Could lightning do that ?

The ancient city of Oiniadai (Oeniadae, Οἰνιάδαι, Oiniades, Οινιάδες, Iniades) in Aitoloakarnania, Greece.
(Oiniadai on Pleiades; PECS-Perseus)

The ancient city of Oiniadai (Oeniadae, Οἰνιάδαι, Oiniades, Οινιάδες, Iniades) in Aitoloakarnania, Greece.
(Oiniadai on Pleiades; PECS-Perseus)

Now some beautiful examples of the polygonal stonework from Greece. So similar to that found in Peru, Turkey and all the way to Japan. Some see this as a signature of a lost global culture. I don’t know. Could this extraordinary masonry technique have been discovered independently ?

Afaik, nobody builds walls this way anymore anywhere, and I don’t think anyone knows how to do it, nor how it was done.

Obviously, many lifetimes would need to be devoted to an exhaustive study of these mysteries, left to us in the traces of the world’s stonework. I wish I could do more than notice a few hints. There is so much of it. I think it’s a disgrace that the scientists and academics have been so closed minded, and done so little. They waste enormous amounts of time and money on so many nasty and pointless projects, and just shrug about all this enigmatic awesome stuff that demands careful study and investigation so we can understand what our ancestors knew.

These examples above look to me as if they could easily be made from some sort of concrete conglomerate or geopolymer. But then that’s the same controversy that rages over the Bosnian Pyramid, and I am in no position to provide you with a resolution.

 

My thanks to whoever went to these sites and got these images.

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126 Responses to Thinking like a Mountain, Rock n Roll, Carningli, Rocks and Stones

  1. ogardener says:

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    Cheers!

  2. ulvfugl says:

    Thanks ogardener.
    I got your location as ip-19-55-54-196.fr.amsterdamresidential.com
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    Mad_As_Hell [S] 0 points (+0|-0) 2.9 hours ago (edited 2.9 hours ago)
    That’s terrifying, am hoping we’re not reaching the last days of uncensored Internet. I think the vote will probably go ahead as there’s MSM blackout in place til Sunday. It seems the leak is true, as Macron’s campaign team is describing it as a hack. Usual ‘Russia did it’ headlines and claims that some e-mails are fake, but no evidence of that so far. Wikileaks reckon it’s too late in the day to affect the election outcome. Some interesting stuff: Macron’s e-mails to Libyan arms dealer; collusion between current govt and Macron’s campaign team; member of Macron’s team buying meth on dark net and getting it delivered to parliament. Will keep you posted on anything else that emerges

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    Stormtrooper May 6, 2017 12:48 PM
    And it is all being done with counterfeit money created out of nothing. A massive shift of real assets to the Rothschild clan. These are real companies and other assets being purchased with funny money. It will go on until the human race figures out that they are being duped.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-06/mystery-central-bank-buyer-revealed-goes-q1-buying-spree

    It’s not the ‘joos’, it’s the Sabbatean Khazarian Mafia.

    they’re both pro-Zionist. Just another shell game of an election whilst the media does its assigned job of shouting loudly about some supposed vast gulf existing between the 2 candidates. Having said that, if I was French there’s just no way I could vote for a slimy Rothschild banking reptile like Macron. At least Le Pen appears to be an actual human.

    Posted by: Nick | May 6, 2017 9:37:22 AM | 15
    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/05/elections-in-france.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01b7c8f562fa970b

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    She’s a member of the aforementioned mafia..

  7. ulvfugl says:

    Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,

    In Part One of this article I detailed how propaganda has been utilized by the Deep State for decades to control the minds of the masses and allow those in control to reap the benefits of never ending war.

    In Part Two I will discuss recent events, false flags, and propaganda campaigns utilized by the Deep State to push the world to the brink of war.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-05/brink-war-horror-deep-states-plan-exposed-part-2

  8. ulvfugl says:

    For some unknown reason, the link I gave in the essay is dead and refuses to work whatever I do to it. But the Foel Drygarn stuff is easy to find on his site, which unlike mine, has an effective search function.

    Here’s some mysterious stone cut marks here on this mountain. B John thinks they might be Ogham.

    https://brian-mountainman.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/irish-connection.html

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    Two Orthodox groups that aid disabled children are downplaying their ties to a prominent undocumented immigration activist who has been accused of downloading child pornography.

    Roy Naim was accused on September 18 in federal court in Brooklyn with admitting to agents during a search of his house that he had child pornography on his laptop. According to the criminal complaint, Naim, who was profiled in a June 2012 Time magazine cover story on undocumented illegal immigrants, said that he had been viewing and downloading child pornography for years. He was released September 19, on a $250,000 bond.

    Read more: http://forward.com/news/184587/jews-downplay-ties-to-immigration-advocate-roy-nai/

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    Jem777 5 points (+5|-0) 3 hours ago (edited 3 hours ago)
    This might be important. During the frenzy of Pizzagate coming out and the pictures of Spirit Cooking devotee Marina Abramovich personal relationships with Hollywood stars it was revealed Jay Z had collaborated with her on an album. Pictures were also released of stars at “sinister looking” faux cannibal parties put in by Marina Abramovich.

    Kanye was going on tour with Jay z & Beyonce and had a concert in California.

    While on stage in front of millions and on live television he started ranting about Hollywood, obama, HRC and Mark Zuckerburg. He pointed to the crowd and said “you have all been lied to.” He called the aforementioned people liars, Facebook liars, Google liars, & then said Pizzagate is real,this is about the kids. He was very upset.

    He then called out Jay Z and said I know you got killers who are going to put a bullet in my head now cause nobody talks anymore they just have killers.

    At this point several of his handlers rushed the stage and took him down. He was put inside a psychiatric hospital for several weeks. Everyone said it was exhaustion but he allegedly would not accept treatment. He got out and the first picture of him was taken as he entered Trump Tower in NYC. DJTrump then came down the elevator with him with his arm around him gave him a bear hug and said I will see you later. Seems like Kanye went for protection of some kind.

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    Louise Mensch’s history of hypocrisy in her political and journalistic career has been well-documented, but her damage control on the behalf of her husband’s pedophile client has been all but buried over the years.
    Louise’s husband Peter is the founder of Q Prime which managed the band Lostprophets for many years and still receives royalties from its success. After Ian Watkins, the lead singer of Lostprophets, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexually abusing a small child and producing footage of the lewd acts (“lewd” doesn’t even begin to describe how heinous and horrific the things Watkins did are, but they probably can’t even be vaguely described without the advertising on this site being shut down entirely), Mensch claims that Q Prime knew nothing that might raise any eyebrows about Ian’s behavior.

    Louise Daphne Mensch (née Bagshawe; born 28 June 1971) is an English author, independent investigative journalist and conspiracy theorist. She was the Conservative MP for Corby from 2010 to 2012. After resigning from Parliament, she moved to New York City. Mensch has stated her *strong support for British and American intelligence agencies. After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Mensch has been criticized for spreading conspiracy theories in her research on President Donald Trump’s alleged connections to Russia. …

    Cyberbullying Mensch has used her twitter account to make widespread accusations (without evidence) that people who express skepticism about her theories are allegedly Russian agent. Among her 200+ targets are a Anthony Weiner’s 15 year sexting victim, more than two dozen journalists, 26 businesses and organizations, Bernie Sanders, and 60 other politicians and government officials.* …

    Personal life In June 2011, she married music manager Peter Mensch, whom she had first met twenty years earlier.

    Peter Mensch
    Peter Mensch (born March 28, 1953) is an American music manager, who lives in Manhattan. Mensch started his career in music management at the age of 26, managing AC/DC. In 1982, he formed the management company Q Prime with Cliff Burnstein. Their first client was Def Leppard. Q Prime has managed the careers of a large number of multiplatinum acts; including Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Veruca Salt, Snow Patrol and many others, including Jimmy Page. The Financial Times has called Q Prime “One of the most admired artist management companies”. (Note: No mention of Lostprophets.)
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    [–] culofiesta 0 points (+0|-0) 55 minutes ago
    I saw LostProphets many years ago opening for a band I was there to see. Not very good.

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    [–] UnicornsAndSparkles 0 points (+0|-0) 1.1 hours ago
    Let’s not forget Peaches Geldof Tweeted put the names of the “Mothers” who gave their children to this sicko .. shortly after the girl “suicided” herself on heroin. Rumours have it she was investigating pre Pizzagate.

    Daddy’s Wiki Page

    Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa.[7] In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.[5] They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005.[8] Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irishman Bono,[9] and is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa.

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1842974

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    macron is a rothschild blackmailed gaydar
    alas
    lepen is a transgendered tavistock london project
    like super zionist chabad ask a nazi transman trump

    not forgeting may man of london
    a sick a twisted talmud world.

    nttyahoo wants oded yinon growth
    growth via country instability
    he demands his so called people must return to israhell

    but what about the real world

    this is how it is one final solution for all the goy

    Former Isreali Ambassador: “North Korea Needs To Be Wiped Off the Map” !!!!

    Posted by: dr klaus wunderlick | May 6, 2017 5:58:05 PM | 53

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/05/elections-in-france.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01b7c8f58304970b

  15. ulvfugl says:

    It remains to be seen as to whether there is the leadership, will, funding and objectivity on the part of ancient DNA researchers and paleoanthropologists to pursue detailed efforts to sample, sequence and study these sites into timeframes that would be meaningful to the study of recent human origins: that of the period between 200,000 and 20,000 years ago.

    Having been to a few human origins, archaeology, paleoanthropology and physical anthropology conferences, I myself have become quite reticent about the leadership of the study of human origins. A lot of the work seems to be motivated by personal pet theories. Shall I name them:

    The Recent Out of Africa (within the last 65,000 years) Eve Hypothesis

    The Recent Out of South Africa Eve Hypothesis

    The Multi-Regional Hypothesis

    The Out of America Hypothesis

    The Out of China Hypothesis

    The Out of India Hypothesis

    The Out of Australia Hypothesis

    The Out of Italy Hypothesis

    The Humans are Becoming Less Violent due to “Domestication” Hypothesis
    (we can thank Steven Pinker at Harvard for that one)

    The Southern European Farmers out the Levant Hypothesis

    The Clovis First Hypothesis

    The Beringia Standstill Hypothesis

    The Mass Migration from the Steppe was the Source for Indo-European Languages Hypothesis

    The Horse Riding Warriors on Chariots Rode in and Killed All the Men and Raped the Women Hypothesis

    The Men Made All the Tools and Women Only Made Babies and Watched the Children Hypothesis (and therefore that Men are Smart and Women are Stupid Hypothesis)

    Man the Hunter (Need I say more?)

    The Only White Skinned People are Civilized and Modern Hypothesis

    and its evil twin: The Solutrean Hypothesis for the “Peopling” of the Americas

    The Theory that Cultural Modernity Developed with Farming

    The Mammals Suck Milk Hypothesis and therefore If You Don’t Breast Feed Your Babies, They Will Be One Eyed and Impaired For Life Hypothesis

    The Neandertals were Stupid Hypothesis

    The Neandertals were Smart Hypothesis

    The Neandertals Buried their Dead Hypothesis

    The Neandertals Never Wore Eagle Claw Jewelry And If You Say So I Will Have a Temper Tantrum Hypothesis

    And that’s just the beginning.

    It’s quite the trick to come up with all this stuff, but hey, it’s a pretty good gig if you can get it. Five or six all expenses paid conferences a year in five star hotels, lots of press attention and all expenses paid extended vacations to places like South Africa. Hey why not? Why would you want to worry about whether or not your theories are inaccurate and even harm people?

    Maybe we won’t look back at this in the way we now look back at Aleš Hrdlička. I do hope that there is soon a more objective effort to investigate human origins. Perhaps we could start with an objective effort to test cave sediments.

    http://linearpopulationmodel.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/thoughts-on-paper-neandertal-and.html

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    redditsuckz 20 points (+20|-0) 1.4 hours ago (edited 1.4 hours ago)
    Looks like this has hit a nerve with someone…take a look at who decided to bezerk and spam right after you posted this;

    http://archive.is/Vvdq8

    P.S…Macron is on the Rothschilds payroll.

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    senpaithatignoresyou 0 points (+0|-0) 34 minutes ago
    Tough call,

    We are assuming north korea because that is in the news, but the south korean president was fired because she was part of a pedo cult.

    http://www.oneangrygamer.net/2016/10/south-korean-officials-forced-to-resign-amid-8-goddesses-corruption-conspiracy/15419/

    Correct me if i am wrong, but this cult centers around older women and younger boys.

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    The sensational discovery made by Canadian researchers – on the seabed in the area of ​​the Bermuda Triangle, they found an ancient sunken city.

    At the beginning of this century, Canadians Paul and Pauline Vayntsveyg Zalittski were invited by the Cuban government for the cartographic description of the ocean floor. One of the goals of this work was to search for sunken Spanish treasure ships. During this work, the couple from Canada and found at the bottom of the ancient city. This was followed by their historical research on the subject.

    http://sergey-verevkin.livejournal.com/5113115.html

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_underwater_city

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    Also North America somewhere.. What is it ? Why is it ?

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    Bizarre stone something ?? in Brazil.

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  23. ulvfugl says:

    Is there something else associated with the rare (1 in 10,000) defect that we might not be aware of?

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    [–] tadorno 2 points (+2|-0) 37 minutes ago
    There’s definitely some connection between the elites and this defect. Possible explanation for the elites predilection with these types of people https://archive.fo/IMho4

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    More Soros/Rothschild connections:

    1) Richard Katz: Former head of Rothschild Italia and an officer of NM Rothschild & Sons in London. Katz is now a member of Soros’ Quantum Fund committee.

    2) Nils Taube: Partner of the Rothschild investment group St James Place Capital which now belongs to Nathaniel Rothschild, son and heir of Jacob Rothschild. Taube is also a member of Soros’ “Quantum Fund.”

    3) Michael Cicurel: Michael Cicurel. He is the manager of Rothschild’s Societe Generale Bank & has a seat on the board of Rothschild & Cie Banque.

    Sources:

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1843840

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    Indeed, many claim that recent wars have really been about bringing all countries into the fold of Western central banking, and that the wars against Middle Eastern countries are really about forcing them into the dollar and private central banking.

    The most decorated American military man in history said that war is a racket, and noted:

    Let us not forget the bankers who financed the great war. If anyone had the cream of the profits it was the bankers.

    The big banks have also been laundering money for terrorists. The big bank employee who blew the whistle on the banks’ money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels says that the giant bank is still aiding terrorists, saying:

    The public needs to know that money is still being funneled through HSBC to directly buy guns and bullets to kill our soldiers …. Banks financing … terrorists affects every single American.

    He also said:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/04/wars-bankers-wars.html

    I find it interesting that James Comey was (still is ?) on the board of HSBC bank. You’d think that he might have enough to do to fill his time, being in charge of the great responsibility overseeing the FBI, but no, he gets bored and restless, needs to stay busy dabbling in a bit of banking for recreation, leaving Andrew McCabe in charge of the shop.

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    Matt19 minutes ago (edited)
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370/MAS370) was a scheduled international passenger flight that disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370
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    Matt17 minutes ago
    Malayasia Airlineds Flight 370:

    Twenty passengers—12 of whom were from Malaysia and eight from China—were employees of Freescale Semiconductor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370
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    Matt17 minutes ago (edited)
    On September 15, 2006, Freescale agreed to a $17.6 billion buyout by a consortium led by Blackstone Group and its co-investors, Carlyle Group, TPG Capital, and Permira.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freescale_Semiconductor
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    Matt15 minutes ago
    He is also a Member of the Council for the Duchy of Cornwall for HRH The Prince of Wales[8] and a member of the International Advisory Board of The Blackstone Group.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Rothschild,_4th_Baron_Rothschild
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    In the video that appeared on the Internet (where else?), there appear tens of victims of the supposed attack with chemical weapons. The main protagonists were little children, even babies, supposedly the main victims of this attack by the Assad regime. There has been no other confirmation of this incident or of these accusations whatsoever.

    Nevertheless, the western media of mass misinformation went wild against Assad to a degree that they really exceeded all extremes. A characteristic example is the front page of the next day (5th of April) of the French Libération, where they presented a collage with dead underage children as victims of Assad. When the obvious question was put to the director of this leftist and supposedly progressive newspaper as to how she knew that it was really Assad who murdered these children, and by using chemicals, she replied that she considered this fact to be more or less a given and that, consequently, the objective of the front page was to enrage people, and to turn them against the regime that stubbornly denies having committed such an atrocious crime.

    Of course if newspapers like Libération worked in a civilised state that respected its citizens, justice would immediately have intervened, at least for deliberate instigation of hate and provocation of war. But even today, France is under a modern Dark Age dictatorship, where Big Brother slogans dominate: Truth is lies. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength!

    The decision for the attack

    http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/05/what-are-they-hiding-about-the-usa-attack-on-syria/

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    Valissa said…
    Dianne Feinstein: ‘no evidence’ of collusion between Russia and Trump during 2016 campaign http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/dianne-feinstein-no-evidence-of-collusion-between-russia-and-trump-during-2016-campaign-27099/
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that she has seen no evidence thus far showing collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and the Russian government during the presidential campaign.

    … Feinstein and her committee colleagues were briefed at CIA headquarters about Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign. Earlier on Wednesday, Feinstein attended a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where FBI Director James Comey was pressed about the investigation.

    Journalist and co-founder of The Intercept Glenn Greenwald described Feinstein’s answer as significant for several reasons, including “(a) who is saying it, (b) how decisive her answer is, and (c) that she just got back from a CIA briefing on it.”
    —————-

    Interestingly, after doing a number of google searches I could not find this Diane Feinstein statement on any of the major MSM rags (only lesser known and rightish sites)… despite the fact that she said it in CNN in an interview with Wolf Blitzer (video clip included in link above). Looks like the owners/editors of those MSM rags aren’t willing to admit they were wrong or to publish anything that might point to them as propaganda tools for the Dem establishment.

    Though I can’t find the link again, I read an article last week where David Axelrod was interviewed and he commented that it was time for the Dems to drop the Russia issue, because it wasn’t benefiting them.

    Trump now has some breathing room to make deals with Russia.

    Reply 07 May 2017 at 12:46 PM

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/05/imo-the-de-escalation-zones-are-a-clever-trick-thank-god.html?cid=6a00d8341c72e153ef01bb0998d34a970d#comment-6a00d8341c72e153ef01bb0998d34a970d

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    Trans Species ? Obviously does not understand difference between genotype and phenotype.

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    Yukon Cornholius’s picture
    Yukon Cornholius Mr. Universe May 7, 2017 2:49 PM
    (((red shield))) elections. They didn’t even hide it this time.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-07/emmanuel-macron-elected-president-france-65-vote-live-feed

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    @4

    US media working overtime to promote/reinforce false narratives. Soon to be released Hell on Earth makes the case that “Assad created ISIS”. Don’t miss Owen Gleiberman’s rave review (scroll down page at link) which includes the harrowing point of the whole exercise (manufactured consent):

    … it’s no longer possible to think of those citizens as “them.” They are us, or could be.
    Produced by National Geographic – which most USians view as trustworthy and non-political. Also slated for release worldwide.

    <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <>

    But this is a great opportunity to educate the public.

    Anyone that knows the truth should distribute copies of Sy Hersh’s “The Redirection” (with highlighting of important passages), Ted Postol’s reports about the faked sarin attack on April 4th, and other pertinent material at these movies.

    Spread the word! to other sites, anti-war groups, etc.

    Posted by: Jackrabbit | May 7, 2017 3:22:14 PM | 14

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/05/open-thread-2017-18.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01bb0998d8de970d

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    The Left, the Liberals, believe themselves to be on the moral highground, as the good people who preach tolerance as a virtue.
    And they are completely incapable of seeing how stupid, hateful and hypocritical they are, locked into their blind ideological tunnel vision. They cannot tolerate ANYONE having a different viewpoint to their own. They want to punch, kill, imprison anyone who does not agree with them.
    Just like the jihadis, claiming Islam means Peace, and they’ll crucify you, drown you, stone you, rape you, burn you to death, if you do not agree with them.

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    Also included in the Gemplus files are documents in a folder called “Arabie Saoudite”. The files in this folder were published between 2002 and 2004 while Alex Mandl was CEO of Gemplus. These documents outline a deep connection between the United States, France and Saudi Arabia in a deep and intricate payment scheme for Saudi Arabian border security.

    https://steemit.com/macronleaks/@rebelskum/macronleaks-uncensored-the-cia-takeover-of-smart-card-company-gemplus-gemalto

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    Oh Really David Rothschild? Tell me more about how fake pedogate is…

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1845960

    Sabbatean Khazarian Mafia.

  38. ulvfugl says:

    Installing Macron as French president by way of ‘simulated democracy’ demonstrated how trillioners like Rothschild can take over a country.

    Posted by: ALAN | May 8, 2017 1:43:09 AM | 1

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/05/the-new-president-of-france-.html

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    Bill Herschel said…
    There are things that are unusual about him. Quite a few things. Phew.

    From Wikipedia:

    “Raised in a non-religious family, he was baptised a Roman Catholic at his own request at age 12.

    His parents sent him off to the élite Lycée Henri-IV in Paris, where he completed the high school curriculum due to their alarm at the bond he had formed with Brigitte Auzière, a married teacher with three children at Jésuites de la Providence, who later became his wife.

    They first met when he was a 15-year-old student in her class, and she was 39, but were officially a couple only after he turned 17. They married in 2007. Macron has three step-children, Sébastien (born 1975), Laurence (born 1977), and Tiphaine (born 1984).

    His best man was Henry Hermand (1924–2016), a businessman who loaned €550,000 to Macron for the purchase of his first apartment in Paris as he was Inspector of Finances. Hermand also let Macron use some of his offices on the Avenue des Champs Élysées in Paris for his movement En Marche!.”

    I will only say that if it were to come out that Trump had seduced a 15 year old girl when he was 39 he would be gone. Clinton was impeached for Lewinsky who, to say the least, went out in the rain to get wet.

    Reply 07 May 2017 at 09:37 PM

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/05/macron-wins-the-french-presidency-with-65-of-the-vote.html

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    Therefore, it’s not difficult to predict what the Rothschild banker, Macron, will do. He will use the Greek experiment, which is about to end, as a model for implementation in his own country and throughout the eurozone. Which is why the Brussels-Berlin axis celebrates right now.

    http://failedevolution.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/france-has-just-been-literally-taken.html

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    Hhmmmmmmm.

    [–] anonymouslurker2000 2 points (+2|-0) 3 hours ago
    And meanwhile, here’s another Rothchild in 2009 telling us human trafficking is a myth!

    http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/6606#.WRA0rdLytPY

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1845960

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    Sitting behind his desk with tense music playing in the background, he said that in its “hateful document,” Hamas “lies to the world.” He then pulled up a waste paper bin, crumpled the document into a ball and tossed it away, saying:

    The new Hamas document says that Israel has no right to exist! It says every inch of our land belongs to the Palestinians! It says there is no acceptable solution other than to remove Israel!… They want to use their state to destroy our state! Hamas murders women and children! Ht’s launched tens of thousands of missiles at our homes! It brainwashes Palestinian kids in suicide kindergarten camps! (sic! – RB)

    Outgoing Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said Hamas’s fight was not against Judaism as a religion but against what he called “aggressor Zionists.” Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’s leader in the Gaza Strip, was named on Saturday to succeed Meshaal.

    https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/dig-that-jew-overlord-jive-before-they-become-extinct/

    Netanyahu. Sabbatean Khazarian Mafia. They ALWAYS tell the truth, ahahaha…

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    It’s “sensitive” to tell the truth these days. It can get you in trouble. It can get you censored. And that’s exactly what the Establishment is aiming for: total and complete censorship of the Internet, whether done by corporate titans or by governments. And who are the biggest, most vocal advocates of censorship today? It’s the “liberals.” After all, corporate Twitter is hardly a bastion of reactionary thought. Backed up by a phalanx of liberal academics, who have been turning out reams of “research” designed to show that right-wing “extremists” are spreading “hate” and ‘misinformation” over the Internet, the paladins of Pindosi liberalism have now become the Mrs Grundys of the cybernetic age. This illiberal liberalism has been trending for a while, but it spiked with the 2016 presidential election, when the anti-“fake news” campaign hit the media.

    https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/stand-by-for-the-application-of-extreme-jew-bollocks-to-your-internet-posting-life/

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    The main idea behind complex systems is that the ensemble behaves in way not predicted by the components. The interactions matter more than the nature of the units. Studying individual ants will never (one can safely say never for most such situations), never give us an idea on how the ant colony operates. For that, one needs to understand an ant colony as an ant colony, no less, no more, not a collection of ants. This is called an “emergent” property of the whole, by which parts and whole differ because what matters is the interactions between such parts. And interactions can obey very simple rules. The rule we discuss in this chapter is the minority rule.

    https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-intolerant-wins-the-dictatorship-of-the-small-minority-3f1f83ce4e15

    This strategy of the best lower bound might have been played by the Khazars looking to chose between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Legend has it that three high ranking delegations (bishops, rabbis and sheikhs) came to make the sales pitch. They asked the Christians: if you were forced to chose between Judaism and Islam, which one would you pick? Judaism, they replied. Then they asked the Muslim: which of the two, Christianity or Judaism. Judaism, the Muslim said. Judaim it was and the tribe converted.

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    The Blue Whale suicide game is believed to be an online social media group which is encouraging people to kill themselves.

    It’s thought a group administrator assigns daily tasks to members, which they have to complete over 50 days.

    The horrific tasks include self-harming, watching horror movies and waking up at unusual hours, but these gradually get more extreme.

    On the 50th day, the controlling manipulators behind the game reportedly instruct the youngsters to commit suicide.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/3003805/blue-whale-suicide-game-online-victims/

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    B_dog 0 points (+0|-0) 15 minutes ago
    I listened to an interview on YouTube with a former (of course former, he tried to do his job) detective in the UK who specialized in child trafficking. Corruption comes from the very top and permeates the police and foster care home system. 75% of kids never leave it and many end up turning tricks. But a recent Guardian CIF says it’s totally wonderful. When the cop tried to do his job he got pushback from his supervisors every time.

    I think it’s just as bad in US law enforcement and foster care. As we’ve seen repeatedly, those at the top get implicated just before no additional arrests are made – almost every time

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    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1847236

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    https://www.sott.net/article/349040-Partitioning-the-Middle-East-A-Roadmap-to-US-Israeli-Hegemony
    Israel will get to keep the stolen Golan with Genie Energy looting Golan oil.
    Far to many benefits to Israel and the Masonic Military Industrial
    Complex which verges on breaking Syria up.
    Russia having historically played the Masonic game,…continued
    In this round/Syria.
    Posted by: Brad | May 8, 2017 2:53:06 PM | 56

    If your laptop/desktop runs on an Intel chip with the vPro sign, then you might want to turn AMT off in the BIOS as it’s backdoor created by Intel that operates on a low level of your computer. That means that Intel (and thus NSA/CIA/… doubt there are many persons of interest dwelling in these forums) can remotely log on to your computer as long as it’s hooked on to the internet, and perform ANYTHING they want. That means extracting everything, even keys from your RAM memory that are used to encrypt your HD but also planting files on your computer like highly illicit pornography for example. This can all be done remotely, traceless and without you ever knowing and is thus the perfect crime.

    This AMT backdoor that is normally supposed to be used by network admins to manage networks is embedded in most intel chips produced after 2010 and recently it was revealed that it contains security flaws whereby hackers could also exploit this backdoor and Intel was forced to release a patch. What’s worse is that some BIOS’ don’t even allow shutting down AMT. The only way I see to stop it then is to block ports 16992 and 16993 but that would be in the router sitting between your PC and your ISP. Your PC itself is chanceless as remote packets reach AMT in the hardware before they reach the OS. Obviously virus scanners are totally out of the picture.

    Further reading:
    Explained — How Intel AMT Vulnerability Allows to Hack Computers Remotely
    Intel’s remote AMT vulnerablity
    Wikipedia AMT (Silent_Bob_is_Silent)
    Wikipedia vPro (Security_and_privacy_concerns)

    Posted by: xor | May 8, 2017 3:14:40 PM | 57

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/05/open-thread-2017-18.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01b7c8f62179970b

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    Re: Will the Angels Come to Rescue Mankind from Evil?
    PostPosted by Rob K » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:08 am
    I like Lama Dondrup Dorje’s approach. Thank you, Sylvie for sharing his wisdom! He take a different approach. He doesn’t need physical combat to stop their violence. He combat’s them with his mind, heart and pure intentions. He is aware that physical violence will not resolve the conflict. His intentions are not to fight his attacker. He relays this message instantaneously, without words or fists. This confuses his attackers. He then uses his chi to control the outcome. He uses this for good, not to gain power. Also he is at complete peace within. If you are at peace with yourself, you will not die with regret and thus your attacker cannot defeat you, even if he kills you. He will only allow you passage into the divine realm, as you have died with a pure heart. We can have a pure heart most of the time, but if we allow evil in on occasion, we may die with regret or fear. Attackers can sense your fear, like a predator, and they can use it to overcome your will in the struggle. I am not saying to stand your ground at all times. There will be moments when you SHOULD flee. Being in tune with your intuition will guide you in these pivotal moments. Sometimes standing your ground against your intuition means inviting pride into your heart, which leads to corruption. Pride can be good, but believing that you are better than the next person is not. Rather, you must be understanding of what made that person the way they are and help them change in a loving manner. Does this make sense? I shouldn’t be preaching like I know. I’m not him. I believe we all have this ability, but it takes time and practice it in order to fully comprehend our powers. Last, I would like to note that Qigong has some beautiful concepts of the energy within. We are “protected” by our energy field. EVERYTHING has these energy fields, from tiny atoms to the largest galactic structures. We are electric! This electricity can be manipulated by frequencies (Sound is one example). These frequencies are intertwined with electromagnetic energy. Understanding the nature of our Universe can allow us the ability to do some truly amazing things! It may even provide a clue into some of the technologies we once had!
    Rob K

    http://newearth.clanz.co/topic28.html#p172

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    We call this setup “wavenumber 6.” The name originates from the six distinct “dips” in the jet stream when you look at it across the entire Northern Hemisphere. These dips are troughs of low pressure, and they are associated with cool and stormy weather.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/05/04/the-jet-stream-is-about-to-get-weird-and-it-could-lead-to-extreme-weather/?utm_term=.049b077ad09c

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    Interestingly, it’s often claimed that some of the rituals described in the early Indo-Aryan Rig Veda hymns are very similar to the Kurgan burial rituals practiced by Potapovka people (see here). This is open to interpretation and impossible to prove, but I can test whether the above mentioned three post-Poltavka steppe outliers, including the two Potapovka individuals, show the right type of genetic structure to be potentially ancestral to modern-day South Asians.

    So using the qpAdm algorithm let’s test a model in which the descendants or close relatives of these three samples, labeled as Potapovka2-Srubnaya_outlier, move into the Andronovo horizon and then onto South Asia, contributing significantly to the genetic structure of modern-day South Asians.

    http://eurogenes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/through-time-and-space.html

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    I came to this conclusion based on an extremely enlightening article published in the FT titled, Emmanuel Macron’s Rothschild Years Make Him an Easy Election Target. Based on the title, you’d think that the man merely had a normal, brief stint at the bank, but you’d be wrong. As you read, it becomes clear that he was groomed from day one by a Rothschild partner and ended up on a fast track like I’ve never seen before. But first, let’s examine the first two paragraphs of the article, which betrays the man’s intentions.

    When Emmanuel Macron told friends in 2008 he was joining Rothschild, the prestigious investment bank, the then 30-year-old civil servant was warned it could scupper a future career in politics.

    “You’re conscious that banking is not any kind of job? And Rothschild not any kind of bank?” said one friend to the man who, nine years later, would become frontrunner in France’s presidential election.
    Contrary to media myths about a “white knight” who came out of nowhere to save France, this character has had his eye on high political office for at least a decade. Indeed, it appears Macron has been groomed by powerful financiers for a very long time. As the FT also notes:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-25/meet-real-emmanuel-macron-consummate-banker-puppet-bizarre-elitist-creation

    As someone who spent ten years on Wall Street, I can tell you with certainty that you don’t go from updating excel models at a junior level to partner overnight. Someone extraordinarily powerful was pulling all sorts of strings for this guy. There seems to be little doubt about this.

    Further hints that Macron is a total manufactured elitist creation can be seen with the following.

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    Cyberwar had to be part of the picture. No one knows where the MacronLeaks came from – a last minute, massive online dump of Macron campaign hacked emails. WikiLeaks certified the documents it had time to review as legitimate.

    That did not stop the Macron galaxy from immediately blaming it on Russia. Le Monde, a once-great paper now owned by three influential Macron backers, faithfully mirrored his campaign’s denunciation of RT and Sputnik, information technology attacks and, in general, the interference of Russia in the elections.

    The Macron Russophobia in the French media-sphere also happens to include Liberation, once the paper of Jean-Paul Sartre. Edouard de Rothschild, the previous head of Rothschild & Cie Banque, bought a 37% controlling stake in the paper in 2005. Three years later, an unknown Emmanuel Macron started to rise in the mergers and acquisitions department, soon acquiring a reputation as “the Mozart of finance.”

    After a brief stint at the Ministry of Finance, a movement, En Marche! was set up for him by a network of powerful players and think tanks. Now, the presidency. Welcome to the revolving door, Moet & Chandon-style.

    http://www.atimes.com/article/emmanuel-clinton-revolt-elites/

    All of the above are faithful servants of the French deep state. I have outlined in Asia Times how the Macron hologram was manufactured. But to see how the deep state managed to sell him, it’s essential to refer to philosopher Jean-Claude Michea, a disciple of George Orwell and Christopher Lasch, and author of the recently published Notre Ennemi, Le Capital.

    Michea studies in detail how the Left has adopted all the values of what Karl Popper dubbed “open society.” And how media spin doctors molded the term “populism” to stigmatize the contemporary form of Absolute Evil. Marine Le Pen was ostracized as “populist” – while media propaganda always refused to note that National Front voters (now 11 million) come from the “popular classes.”

    Michea emphasizes the original, historical meaning of “populism” in Czarist Russia; a current within the socialist movement – much admired by Marx and Engels – according to which peasants, artisans and small entrepreneurs would have their place of honor in a developed socialist economy. During May 1968 in France nobody would have thought that populism could be equated with fascism. That only happened in the beginning of the 1980s – as part of the new Orwellian language of neoliberalism.

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    Be careful that what you like does not break the new rules about what you are permitted to like. And to dislike.

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    TheShockmister4 hours ago
    Serco is all throughout the Military, Hospitals and Prisons. They are the Dyncorp for Government operations, Dyncorp is for the public .
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    dcdale9 Dale3 hours ago (edited)
    TheShockmister I was surprised how much they are embedded in the US government. The Grandson of Churchill Rupert Soames, CEO/ OWNER of SERCO, is as dirty as Steve Feinberg owner of DynCorp. SERCO owns all the US patents! Also has the contract for the National Visa Center which was set up by Hillary and Kristine Marcy for easy quick Visas for illegals. A British company owning the US patents. Field McConnell opened my eyes to this British nightmare.
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    AFSC has also been actively involved, since 1977, in the movement to promote pederasty. Three leading AFSC personnel participated in the 1982 Philadelphia conference of the NAMBLA group (North American Man-Boy Love Association), including MNS founder George Lakey.

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    I am sort of sorry to write this, because I’m fond of Penny who is a remarkable person with a good heart and good motives. But this is so bad, it demands correction.

    It makes no difference whether you believe AGW or deny it, nor whether you are right or left on the political spectrum, the mistakes are so very elementary they apply to anyone who begins to think about this subject, so I say this in the hope some people may learn.

    Here’s the link and the blog post, with my comments in bold.

    http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/hysteria-reigns-as-co2-levels-cross-410.html?m=0

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Hysteria reigns as “CO2 levels cross 410 ppm ” First Time In Human History
    CO2 levels on Earth cross 410 ppm for the first time in HUMAN history! That’s a bit over the top, no? How could those that make these claims possibly know this? Obviously that can’t.

    Those who make these claims know this because of SCIENCE. This is the best possible knowledge available to us. It may not be 100% correct in every respect, because science is an ongoing procedure, constantly amended and updated. As new evidence and data are provided, models and theories are constantly refined and adjusted. It’s the best we have. It beats wild uninformed guesswork every time.

    The conclusion that this level is the highest in human history is based on the reconstruction of CO2 levels over earlier times, work done by many thousands of people drawing on the entire body of scientific expertise,
    studying many thousands of different aspects of what’s out there.

    They have a record of the period that humans have existed, going back a couple of million years or so, derived from the fossil records and other sources.

    So, if you place the CO2 record beside the human evolution record, then it’s reasonable to draw the conclusion.

    Of course, you can deny the scientific method and deny human evolution.
    But then you are bound to come up with some other explanation for what’s observed. In my estimation, nobody else has done that in any more convincing manner than the scientists are offering us.

    The basic mistakes are akin to being spoken to by a ‘doctor’ who wants to treat you. Would you trust a doctor if it became clear that they didn’t understand the difference between the blood system and the lymph system,
    or between nerve diseases and digestive disorders ? I mean, they would be ‘a doctor’, would they, in any meaningful sense, without certain degrees of knowledge.

    * co2-levels-on-earth-cross-410-ppm-for-the-first-time-in-history
    *Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Level Breaks Dangerous Records In Human History

    This Carbon Level Claim is Lie of Omission

    So let’s talk about this?

    “The first time the observatory recorded CO2 levels passing 400 ppm was back in 2013″

    – So the observatory recorded levels surpassing 400 ppm’s in 2013 and not since?
    -‘Cause there is no mention of these levels being consistent year after year since 2013.
    – There is no information regarding levels being in the 400’s prior to 2013
    -There is no mention of the 2013 level being duplicated in 2014/2015/2016? If they were also high I’m sure the articles would not have ONLY cherry picked the 2013 data?

    These are not valid criticisms. What they are is indications that Penny does not understand what she is talking about. Why would the CO2 levels be expected to be ‘consistent’ ? The rise of CO2 is not a flat straight line, it wobbles up and down all the time. Anyone who has spent a couple of days studying climate science knows this. But unfortunately Penny does not know what climate science, (or even science ?) really is !

    Some more quotes from the article:

    “the latest number – 410.28 ppm to be exact “

    “410 ppm is just the start of the terrifying records that will shock us in the upcoming months”

    “Scientists at the UK Met Office predicted that March or April could witness CO2 levels reaching up to 410 ppm.”

    Except the UK Met Office was wrong regarding their March to April window, because it took until May for the 410 to be hit

    I have not checked what Met Office has said. It does not matter. A couple of weeks of error is utterly irrelevant

    “According to the Scientific American, high levels of CO2 signifies that more heat is being trapped, thereby causing the climate to change at an accelerating rate.”

    Oh really? Then why is it so unseasonably cold here where I live and for many many miles all around me-

    1- Why is it unseasonably cold in Ontario?
    * My furnace just ‘kicked in’ as I type this up (May 02/17) – Cause I love paying high heating bills in May- facetious

    2-Why is it unseasonably cold in Manitoba?

    3- Snow in Alberta- Late April

    4-Montreal, unseasonably cold and wet

    Why is it unseasonably cold just across the Niagara River in the US? Yesterday in southern Ontario- Niagara Region it was a balmy 9 C or 47 F. And that was May 02/2017. (Just three weeks to go till traditional planting time) It will cool off overnight to about 6 C or 41 F

    According to the common lie/lore all this carbon should be making everything warmer?
    “high levels of CO2 signifies that more heat is being trapped, thereby causing the climate to change at an accelerating rate.”
    Where is the heat? Where is the warming? There is none to be seen within many many miles of where I live! Yet according to the climate liars- I should be toasty- Real science is observable.

    Let’s talk about the fact it’s been so unseasonably cold here that the leaves on my maple tree (south facing) are yet to unfurl (flowers and the beginnings of leaves are present).
    And it’s May 03!

    This is why I got triggered to write this comment. It’s abysmally bad. Complete nonsense.

    I shall try to explain WHY it is utter rubbish, so that even those who are somewhat impaired and of low ability can understand.

    Every day conditions outside vary. When the sun shines it warms, at night it tends to get cooler, sometimes it rains, snows, the wind blows, etc.

    This is called WEATHER. There is a branch of science dedicated to teh study of WEATHER. That branch of science has a name. It is called METEOROLOGY.
    Meteorology is the study of WEATHER, the sort of thing Panny just described in her locality.

    Weather is NOT CLIMATE. Anyone who knows anything about science, or even education, knows that there are subjects. People who study CLIMATE have their own discipline. It’s called CLIMATOLOGY or CLIMATE SCIENCE. Climatology is NOT THE STUDY OF THE WEATHER, it’s the study of the climate.

    Sadly, Penny does not understand this very simple elementary fact, which any student should learn in the first ten minutes on any course on atmospheric sciences and related displines.

    So Penny is attacking a statement made by climatologists, as if hey were meteorologists. Which is rather embarrassing. It’s like attacking a painter because the pictures don’t play music.

    My Mulberry tree, which I can view easily from my computer here hasn’t got one leaf to speak of. Nadda one. My neighbours Silver maple (north facing) has no leaves- The Birch tree in the yard behind mine has no leaves. The Black Walnut tree a couple of yards over has no leaves.

    So, basically it’s May 03- It’s unseasonably cool to the point the leaves haven’t unfurled yet and I’m heating my house, still! Yet I’m supposed to believe these alleged historical carbon levels indicate heat is being trapped!? Well, where is the heat? Obviously spring is a bit laggard this year… and this is a very likely contributory to high CO2 levels- That will change in short order and I guarantee you won’t hear or read a dam word about it!

    Let’s talk about SEASONAL CO2 Fluctuations- A Natural Occurrence in the Real World

    The Keeling Curve
    This shift between the fall and winter months to the spring and summer results in the sawtooth pattern known as the Keeling Curve measurement of atmospheric CO2 such that every year there is a decline in CO2 during months of terrestrial plant photosynthesis and an increase in CO2 in months without large amounts of photosynthesis and with significant decomposition.

    In general, researchers found strong seasonal CO2 fluctuations throughout the Northern Hemisphere and weaker fluctuations near the equator and in the Southern Hemisphere

    The station at Barrow, Alaska (71° N latitude), for example, experiences enormous swings in seasonal CO2. In fact, at this site, the daily 400 part-per-million (ppm) benchmark was passed for brief periods starting in 2006

    At the opposite end of the spectrum, at the South Pole (90°S latitude) and other sites in the Southern Hemisphere, there is hardly any seasonal variability.

    These latitudinal differences in fluctuation are the result of photosynthetic activity by plants. As plants begin to photosynthesize in the spring and summer, they consume CO2 from the atmosphere and eventually use it as a carbon source for growth and reproduction. This causes the decrease in CO2 levels that begins every year in May.
    Because photosynthetic activity is the cause of seasonal CO2 swings, regions with more plants will experience larger fluctuations.
    Why Does Atmospheric CO2 Peak in May?
    Tim Lueker, research scientist in the Scripps CO2 Research Group, only needs one sentence to explain why atmospheric CO2 peaks in May.

    “Springtime comes in May in Siberia,” he says.
    And what month is it? Oh yes, it’s May!
    “Springtime…

    First, the significance of spring is related to the shift of terrestrial plants from barren winter branches to bountiful spring leaves.
    After the leaves on the trees drop in the fall, the leaf litter and other dead plant material break down throughout the winter thanks to the hard work of microbes. During this decomposition, microbes respire and produce CO2, contributing to atmospheric CO2 levels in the process. Thus over the course of the winter, there is a steady increase in CO2 in the atmosphere.
    In the spring, leaves return to the trees and photosynthesis increases dramatically, drawing down the CO2 in the atmosphere. This shift between the fall and winter months to the spring and summer results in the sawtooth pattern of the Keeling Curve”

    Okay. Did Penny discover the Keeling Curve ? No, the climatologists did. They’ve been studying this stuff for more than 150 years, arguing and disputing and haggling over the data, as all scientists do. Gradually they have learned more and some of the area has become accepted as established beyond doubt, so they do not quarrel about that so much, they look at the latest new research. Penny is in no position to say anything about this,
    because Penny has not yet grasped that WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE, and Meteorology is NOT Climatology.

    Isn’t nature amazing! She, like a good mother, is taking care of exactly that which needs to be taken care of ! She’s smarter then any of climate scientist drivel I’ve had the displeasure of reading! Our planet, on it’s own, takes care of itself. Without our awareness. And sadly without most people even realizing! The fact that the trees, shrubs etc are still without their leaves (never mind drawing CO2 for fruit/seed production etc) implies that they have not yet drawn all the carbon out of the atmosphere that was produced, as food for them, by the previous seasons decomposition- If there was no or low carbon in the atmosphere for all the vegetation there would be little or no vegetation. There would be no new life.

    Aha. So ‘nature knows best’, eh ? How do we know that ? How do we prove it ? It’s an unverifiable assertion and means nothing unless placed in a philosophical context, or backed by a belief system or worldview.

    I actually contest the worldview that most scientists have. In fact,
    in many respects, I am anti-science. But I don’t reject logic and mathematics. The Keeling Curve and associated research can explain why the CO2 level rises and falls, annually. But the CO2 level has risen inexorably since the beginning of the industrial era. So how can that rise be explained ? The only accepted cause that makes sense is the burning of zillions of tons of coal and oil, and the cutting down of the forests.
    These are manmade artificial activities, not what nature would do on her own. Nature had sequestered all that carbon out of the system, buried deep in the geology.

    Thanks to the high carbon levels in the spring, the new living plant growth is robust and has lovely vibrant colour. The lawn is very nice, green and lush. The CO2 enables all that fresh new growth for the coming season. Undoubtedly once all the leaves/plants begin their photosynthesis the carbon in the atmosphere will drop- Dramatically. The frenzied headlines are lies of omission to create fear. The carbon fluctuation cycle as demonstrated by the Keeling Curve is normal. I really do wish people would inform themselves in order to understand the natural cycles of our home planet!

    Nobody has informed themselves better than the people who devote their lives to studying the climate. But Penny does not know who those people are, she does not know the difference between climate and weather.
    The CO2 levels rise and fall, every year, almost like the planet is breathing, as vegetation grows in Spring and dies back in Winter. To be able to tell if the CLIMATE is changing means studying the changes over much longer periods. Typically 30 years, I believe, before you can see statistically significant results appearing.

    That’s because climate is a chaotic complex system (a technical term) and it’s noisy. There are zillions of factors which interfere in the short term. So even though there will be the regular plant growth in Spring,
    if, say, a volcano erupts and puts a lot of dust into the atmosphere,
    this can alter the amount of sunlight reaching the plants, so their growth and CO2 will be changed, as seen in tree rings going back thousands of years.

    Is heat being trapped by these dangerous CO2 levels?

    If we are to believe these “dangerous” CO2 levels were trapping excessive heat, there would be no unseasonably cold temperatures being experienced by millions. But that’s not all! In the Great Lakes region were experiencing record lake levels. I reside in the Great Lakes area and have seen this with my own eyes at Lake Erie. Where it is obvious the lake level is elevated.

    As stated, Penny does not comprehend the difference between weather and climate, two distinct scientific disciplines. It’s like not being aware of the difference between physics and chemistry. It means that her logic and conclusions above make no sense. Like trying to explain something to someone who does not speak your language, the problem is basically a lack or education. For good communication, one or both parties have to upgrade their skills and learn new words, otherwise it’s impossible to discuss sophisticated nuanced topics.

    Yes, we’ve had quite a bit of rain which is definitely raising the lake levels- But we’ve also had NO WARMTH that would cause evaporation of the water, which would reduce the water levels

    Water Levels up on Great Lakes
    There are three components that affect water levels. Evaporation off of a lake’s surface is a negative, it draws water from the lakes. Contributing factors on the positive side include precipitation and runoff into the lake, and connecting channels that inflow from the upper lakes and outflow from the lower lakes. They all determine how much water a lake receives.”
    There is no evaporation taking place- Because that would require heat- and there hasn’t been any (save for about two days?) to begin the process despite these ‘dangerous’ carbon levels allegedly trapping heat-
    Think of heating water on the stove- Water changes to steam and it evaporates.
    Think of a puddle after a rain, the sun comes out, the puddle evaporates.
    As of Tuesday, April 18, Lake Erie was 46 centimetres above average for this time of year. Caldwell says the lake was 174.68 metres above sea level, and that its average at this time of year is 174.22 metres above sea level.

    The high Lake Erie levels are contributing to high Lake Ontario levels

    Lake Ontario is about 30 centimetres higher than normal for this time of year and is approaching one in 100 year levels for the lake,” said Christine McClure, water resources manager. “We are warning shoreline residents these high water levels, combined with high winds and waves, may cause damage to their shorelines and shoreline infrastructure.”

    McClure said residents should take care to secure personal property such as boats and docks or any other loose items along the shoreline.
    “It is likely that these high water levels on Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte will continue for the next few weeks.”

    She noted the federal government monitors Lake Ontario, and predicts water levels on the lake could rise another 20 centimetres between now and early June.

    “The major natural factors affecting Lake Ontario levels are inflow from Lake Erie, precipitation, evaporation, runoff, and wind effects,” she said.

    I am not excusing any real pollution- in fact I abhor that. However, knowing that CO2 = Life on this, our carbon based life form planet, these over the top claims, actually scare mongering, are particularly disturbing to me because they are suggestive of an anti life agenda.

    Now we are wandering away from science, into suggestions of political or other motives. That’s a different area, of course, but before anyone can make judgements, they need to understand the basic elementary stuff mentioned above. You really have no authority to critique some book of prose or poetry, if you don’t even know how to spell or that there is such a thing as grammar. Penny is illiterate in that sense.

    Shine on you crazy diamonds
    It would be impossible for life on earth to exist without carbon. Carbon is the main component of sugars, proteins, fats, DNA, muscle tissue, pretty much everything in your body.

    It would be impossible for life to exist in the absence of many other things, not just carbon. This is a stupid argument. If there was no Sun, or no water, we would not be here. So what ? Nobody is arguing that we have to get rid of all the carbon, are they. The argument is that there is too much going into the atmosphere, which will, or may, mean dramatic changes which cause the collapse of civilisation and even the extinction of all humans and most other life. This is not an unreasonable fear, it’s fully justified, but a person has to be fairly intelligent and broadly educated to be able to understand what’s involved in arriving at that conclusion.

    As I said, not too much carbon, but carbon in the wrong place. We cannot exist without water to drink every day. So water, like carbon, is good. In the right quantities. But if you are getting waterboarded or fall in the river and can’t swim, then water becomes BAD.

    UPDATE: May 03/2017- English vineyards hit by ‘catastrophic’ frost, wiping out half of harvest
    The air frost that hit last week caused “catastrophic” damage to buds that had bloomed earlier than usual thanks to a warm start to the year.
    Nick Wenman, founder and owner of Albury Organic Vineyard in Surrey, said it was the air frost that was particularly damaging, with three bad nights last week – the worst being the night of 26 April.
    “It was like an Arctic wind which blew through the vineyard and froze everything in its path,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
    While secondary buds are expected later in the year, these are “never as fruitful” and do not have as long to ripen, he added.
    He said 70-80% of buds at his vineyard had been affected which will mean at shortfall of 50% of its yield.
    I can recall Ontario’s grape growers and small wineries having a couple years like this. It’s sad.

    I like this little historical bit in the BBC article
    Wine-making was brought to Britain by the Romans about 2,000 years ago.
    By the time of Henry VIII there were 139 sizeable vineyards in England and Wales.
    Vineyards reduced over next few centuries, partly due to climate changes (cooling)

    It let’s us know that England was much warmer- Romans bringing winemaking
    Then it cooled off- vineyards reducing
    Will England be able to sustain wine making at this time?

    More stupidity. Every climate scientist will agree that the climate has changed vastly over time. That’s what they study. None of that is relevant.
    The problem for us humans is that we are causing the changes, (mostly by fossil fuels and forest destruction, but also agricultural and fishery practices, aircraft contrails, etc, etc) and they are happening so fast it will be impossible for nature to adapt, so massive crop failures, species extinction, ocean currents moving, and so forth are imminent.

    Getting back to the earlier point, that it is unusually cold in Canada,
    wherever. The gross ignorance demonstrated by this blog post assumes that if it is unseasonably cold somewhere, somehow global WARMING is refuted and discredited. But as any climate scientists will tell you, if you listen,
    the models and predictions do not say that warming is evenly distributed.
    It’s expected that some places will get wetter or drier or warmer or colder. The Arctic warms very much faster than anywhere else. (Do some fucking research Penny, and find out why that is).

    Increasing frequency of extreme weather events was predictied long ago. What we end up with is climate chaos, because the system has been perturbed away from it’s previous stable oscillations and is now free falling. Eventually it stabilises again, but that will be in scores or hundreds of thousands of years into the future.

    Sorry, Penny, but if it was up to me, I wouldn’t give you an F for Fail, but I’d give you an E, and only because you knew about the Keeling Curve bit. Otherwise it’s pretty much all wrong, in my estimation.

    And yes, the glaciers ARE melting !

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retreat_of_glaciers_since_1850

  71. ulvfugl says:

    To some extent at least, science can be neutral and objective. I followed the hot disputes Gavin Schmidt had a year or two back, about the difference between science and advocacy. I did not like or accept his stance. I still don’t.

    If you take a thermometer and measure someone’s temperature and the result shows such and such a reading, then that is pretty much objective data.

    Then comes, how is that data to be interpreted ? as the next stage. And that’s where all the human foibles come rushing in.

    Because you have to decide whether the temperature (or blood pressure, or in the above comment, CO2 levels) are a good sign or a bad sign. Does it mean your patient is healthy and well, or about to have a dramatic death ?

    And then, what if they are going to die, but could be saved, if a vast amount of money is spent on treatments ?

    So professional expertise, politics, economics, and other issues, like ethics, all start to impinge and colour the evaluation.

    Climate science is highly politicised, particularly in USA, as with all other contentious important matters.

    In the comment above, I tried to limit my thinking to the simple and measurable aspects, of what we know about the climate system. I didn’t suggest whose fault it is, or what might be done, or the morality of different positions or anything like that.

    But if anyone wants to argue, then it seems to me, first decide what’s been argued about. Which is CLIMATE, and not WEATHER. You know, history is not civil engineering, mathematics is not cookery, geology is not computer science. And meteorology is not climatology.

  72. ulvfugl says:

    He is one of around 400 Britons thought to have returned to the UK after fighting alongside insurgents in the Middle East.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4486132/Jihadi-deliver-takeaway-order.html

  73. ulvfugl says:

    In France this is currently one of the most hotly discussed topics brought up by the #MacronLeaks. Emails from Alain Tourret, a member of French Parliament, suggest that several times he ordered 10 grams of the designer drug 3-MMC and shipped it to the National Assembly of France in Paris. While the United States mainstream media is yet to have any discussion of this on a profound level, the French media have simply labeled the emails in question as forgeries.

    I myself was initially skeptical of this claim as it seemed just so utterly bizarre and outlandish, but after finding the email myself among the #MacronLeaks and confirming its existence I had no choice but to stop and pause. Crucial details pertaining to the transactions were just too authentic to discredit or attribute to a hack and almost certainly were conducted by the exact members listed in the emails in question.

    This post will help guide you through my findings and analyses (free of media and political bias) of the “Tourret 3-MMC emails” in an attempt to further solve the massive, cryptic jigsaw puzzle that is the #MacronLeaks as well as determine their validity and source.

    The first part of this series, The CIA takeover of smart card company Gemplus (Gemalto), can also be read here on Steemit.

    The section of the #MacronLeaks discussed here, originally named “alaintourret@gmail.com”, can be downloaded by itself as a single .zip via Interplanetary File System.

    The complete #MacronLeaks (9GB) can also be directly downloaded as a single .zip via IPFS!

    Note: Files are the originals torrented from files provided on 4chan at the time of their release. All have been scanned for malware, were personally compressed by me and were verified by admins of the /r/WikiLeaks subreddit.

    https://steemit.com/macronleaks/@rebelskum/macronleaks-uncensored-alain-tourret-of-french-parliament-purchased-designer-drug-3-mmc

  74. ulvfugl says:

    Around 100 officers – including detectives and uniformed police – will solely work on tackling the rising numbers of stabbings across the capital.

    The announcement comes after another teenager was stabbed to death on the capital’s streets on Sunday – the 11th person to die from knife crime in London in two weeks.

    Last week the Met carried out an intense week-long police operation and announced 80 police were working on the epidemic.

    On Monday, after more fatal stabbings on the capital’s streets, the police force announced more officers were to be deployed on the so-called Operation Sceptre.

    They also released statistics on last week’s crackdown, which saw more than 50 knife crime suspects arrested by police every day.

    DCS Michael Gallagher, the Met’s ‘Silver lead’ for knife crime, said: “This operation carries a positive and powerful message: this is about all of us addressing a problem that often has tragic consequences.”

    Last week’s crackdown saw a total of 393 people arrested including 73 for carrying knives or a similar weapon and 144 stop and search arrests.

    More than 1,000 weapons sweeps were carried out and a total of 300 offensive weapons were seized – as well as 15 guns.

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/met-police-expand-specialist-knife-crime-squad-in-london-after-fortnight-of-carnage-on-capitals-a3533766.html

  75. ulvfugl says:

  76. ulvfugl says:

    The other day I got sucked into a Facebook comment thread which got me thinking about the connection between translation strategies and the ways that practitioners think about and actually practice religious texts. To give you a little context, the thread was about spirit conjuration procedures and offering practices as found in Western magical traditions, and as the discussion unfolded I found myself reflecting upon the way that certain key technical terms often found in Tibetan sadhanas or tantric ritual manuals have been translated into English.

    Translation is a double-edged process – to translate a thing involves both drawing it near and holding it apart. Depending on the circumstances, understanding can arise as much from domesticating a term in a target language as it can from choosing to hold onto a word’s strangeness through a literal translation. What is lost and gained, for example, when we translate the Sanskrit Dakini/Tibetan Khandroma – a tantric goddess – with a loaded Judeo-Christian-Islamic term like angel, and what is obscured, what is illuminated when we opt for say, a literal translation of the Tibetan term (khandroma, mkha’ ‘gro ma) ‘female sky-goer’?
    While the Hebrew term for angel is cognate with the word for ‘king’ in that language, and calls attention to the idea of spirit hierarchies and heavenly authority, the Greek translation of the term means ‘a messenger’ and points to function over status. Calling a Dakini an ‘angel’ successfully captures many of the very real celestial, tutelary, epiphanic, helping-spirit qualities of these beings, yet it also domesticates the word for readers raised in Judeo-Christian environments to a dangerous degree.

    https://perfumedskull.com/2017/05/07/to-see-is-to-call-tantric-visualization-summoning-spirits-and-the-mind-as-a-petting-zoo/

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