Winnie the Pooh, Carlos Castenada, Psychedelic Drugs, Cartesian Paradigm, etc.

 

  1. A. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. The rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger, were incorporated into Milne’s stories.

Christopher Robin’s toy bear is on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.[4]

Harry Colebourn and Winnie, 1914

Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian black bear he often saw at London Zoo, and “Pooh”, a swan they had met while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while en route to England during the First World War.[5] He named the bear “Winnie” after his adopted hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“Winnie” was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as The Fort Garry Horse regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London Zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much loved attraction there.[6] Pooh the swan appears as a character in its own right in When We Were Very Young.

In the first chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne offers this explanation of why Winnie-the-Pooh is often called simply “Pooh”:

But his arms were so stiff … they stayed up straight in the air for more than a week, and whenever a fly came and settled on his nose he had to blow it off. And I think – but I am not sure – that that is why he is always called Pooh.

Ashdown Forest: the setting for the stories

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie-the-Pooh

 

‘Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.’

-A. A. Milne

‘If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.’
-A. A. Milne

‘If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.’

-A. A. Milne

‘Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.’

-A. A. Milne

‘I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.’

-A. A. Milne

‘People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.’

-A. A. Milne

Piglet: “Pooh, how do you spell love?”

Pooh: “Oh Piglet, you don’t spell love… you feel it.”

-A. A. Milne

‘Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.’

-A. A. Milne

‘Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.’

-A. A. Milne

Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.

-A. A. Milne

 

A few years earlier, Christopher Milne recruited Pooh to help in the campaign for the survival of Ashdown Forest, which was then being threatened by the proposed ravages of a major exploration by British Petroleum. It was intolerable for Christopher that such wild, wooded English countryside, once the hunting ground of Kings, should come under the threat of so-called ‘progress and development.’ Happily, the 100 Acre Wood was saved for posterity.

http://www.just-pooh.com/ashdown.html

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

http://www.theaa.com/walks/poohs-ashdown-forest-421098

http://www.ashdownforest.org/winnie-the-pooh/pooh.php

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2011/apr/10/winnie-pooh-ashdown-forest

 

Pooh and the Philosophers is a 1995 book by John Tyerman Williams, purporting to show how all of Western philosophy from the last 3,000 years was a long preparation for Winnie the Pooh.

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

 

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Firstly, leftover matters from the previous post, where Ghostwheel (my thanks for the contribution) wrote this :

Ghostwheel says:

Ulvfugl, I have a question for you that requires you to draw upon your experience of “non-ordinary” consciousness or reality. I’m using the term that Carlos Castenada used, but I don’t want to get hung up on definitions. I was going to say “spiritual,” but I figured you’d like that even less. There are also those who refer to different “vibrational levels” or “planes or attunement” and whatnot. I don’t know what to call it, but I understand you have experience with “that,” whatever “that” is defined as or taken to be.

What’s the question?

There are persons who believe that at least a part of the evil here on earth is a result of malevolent “non-material” entities from other “dimensions.”

(It’s tough to figure out how to phrase this, because I know if use clumsy phraseology or inexact definitions, you’ll jump on them. The problem is that I don’t know what terms or definitions I can use that aren’t clumsy or inexact in some way or another.)

One of the best known ancient expressions of this view comes from Ephesians 6:12:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

“Principalities” and “powers” refer to orders of angels, in this case fallen angels, but I’m not specifically asking about Christianity here. If these malevolent entities exist, it seems likely that each tradition has a different take on them.

A more modern take is that of David Icke, who believes that there are evil non-human entities active in human affairs. His view, as I understand it, is that if you raise your “level of attunement” you can learn to see them, in which case they appear like reptiles. (Doesn’t mean they’re literally reptiles; that’s just the image that registers to a developed faculty of heightened perception. If I understand him correctly.)

Anyway, that’s easily enough to understand the basic question here. I wonder if you’ve encountered any of these malevolent nonhuman entities (principalities, powers, reptilians, whatever), what that was like, and if you think these entities have some kind of beachhead here on earth. It would explain a very great deal.

Ghostwheel’s comment touches upon many fascinating points. I’ll make an attempt at addressing some of them and see how it rolls out.

Many years ago I read all of the Carlos Castenada books and much of the related spin-off literature.

I found the earlier ones riveting and they had an enormous impact upon me and my outlook, but the later ones seemed to become increasingly far fetched and silly.

As I understand it, they can all be classified as ‘fiction’, in the sense that the author invented the stories, and pretended to present them as ‘factual’, i.e. descriptions of actual events, as a sort of literary device.

There’s nothing wrong with that. I mean, many great books have been presented in the ‘true story’ format, and people love to get into a state that suspends their ‘everyday reality’ and enter other realms, such as theatre or cinema, where they can temporarily explore alternatives worldviews.

Perhaps Castenada can be considered as a kind of modern shaman, and shamans have frequently also been tricksters.

This raises the intriguing philosophical question as to what, if anything, then separates fact and fiction.

I’ve attempted to explore that issue in some earlier essays here, so I’m not going to return to that angle now, just to say that ‘the truth’ is a very tricky issue and difficult to pin down. You know, we have the Correspondence Theory, where a statement is supposed to correspond with some observed  state of affairs, but if you dig it’s not that simple.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/truth-correspondence/

1.1 Metaphysical and Semantic Versions

In medieval authors we find a division between “metaphysical” and “semantic” versions of the correspondence theory. The former are indebted to the truth-as-likeness theme suggested by Aristotle’s overall views, the latter are modeled on Aristotle’s more austere definition from Metaphysics 1011b25.

I suspect that Castenada knew all that, was  taught it at University, and spotted an interesting (and lucrative) opening to exploit.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Carlos_Castaneda

The fact v. fiction dichotomy has a very interesting relationship with the sane v. crazy dichotomy. I mean, psychiatrists are supposed to be specialist  ‘doctors of the mind’ who classify pathological and healthy mentalities and outlooks. But if you dig into that can of worms, again, it’s not nearly as simple as it might appear. That’s not to say that I don’t accept that there is a real division between sanity and madness, just that it is a fascinating boundary to consider, and appears to be culturally conditioned.

You know, just because a majority of people believe some stuff and follow some behaviours, it does not follow that they are sane, wise or correct. Perhaps the Aztecs would pass judgement upon our contemporary life in UK, for failing to honour Creation by regular human sacrifice ?

Perhaps we have just switched the scene, and are blind to the sacrifices, like abortion of babies and deaths in car crashes, which are generally accepted these days.

We think, or believe, or are taught, that we are morally superior, more civilised and advanced, because we don’t permit those practices of ritualised murder to honour various deities.

But then, if you study anthropology and related subjects, the range of behaviours that have been practiced, related to various belief systems, is immense. This is a topic that has puzzled me a lot over the years, caused a lot of anguish and grief.

As a very small impressionable child, I was taught by Roman Catholic nuns, the ones who dress like penguins, who used to sprinkle us with Holy Water and mumble  Latin incantations.

Then came a Quaker period, supposedly the SAME religion or belief system, but about as different as you can get. Then a State school with daily ‘Church of England’ type religious services, which were totally different to the Catholic and Quaker stuff.

It was very confusing and bewildering. Then came the agnostic and atheist influences, and then came the Flower Power Hippy Revolution, so called, with licentiousness, pot and LSD. Well, that was just a few highlights, but the result was that I became utterly confused, because if I tried to please one lot and conform to their teachings, I’d be breaking the rules of another lot. The stress of it all caused me to have a complete mental meltdown.

Zen buddhism helped me to pull out of that and restore some inner integrity, balance and serenity. I should add, it was one brand or flavour, Dogen’s Soto Zen, a particular tradition. There are many others, and anyway, it should really be called Zen Buddhism-Taoism, because the influence and input from the Taoist schools and sects has been very significant.

This takes us in a circle back to Carlos Castenada, whom, if I recall correctly, got a lot of his stuff from a Tai Chi master he met in USA.

When there are so many and varied belief systems to choose from, how do you decide which one is right, correct, the best for you ? This is the essence of the postmodern dilemma. Humans didn’t used to have this option. They either accepted what everyone around them believed, their local tribal heritage, or if they objected and rejected it, they’d likely be ostracised or killed. This is still happening all the time, for example Muslim girls in Africa and elsewhere who reject female genital mutilation, etc.

Anyway, back to Ghostwheel’s comment, and ‘spiritual’. I have no objection to that word, it’s quite a useful term that can be used to distinguish between the solid tangible domains – the stuff that leaves you with a bruise if you collide hard with it – and the invisible immaterial domains, such as emotions, fantasies and dreams.

As I understand it, the real significance of the term goes back to Descartes (1596–1650) and the early days of science, as the secular thinkers wrestled to get free from ‘superstition’ and the institutional power of the Catholic Church. The scientists were permitted to experiment upon ‘material stuff’, just so long as they left the ‘spiritual stuff’ alone, considered as being God’s realm and the sole business of the Church.

Some people consider that this division, between the spiritual and the material, the sacred and the profane, is what has led to the success of Western civilisation. If it can indeed be considered as being ‘successful’ ? Dissenters will take an opposite view and consider it the source of most, if not all, evils that are wrong with the world today.

This takes us onto some tricky terrain. The divides between different civilisations and belief systems are stark. As exemplified by Colonel Pat Lang stating his view that The Buddha was ‘mentally ill’ ?!

I mean, Lang has had enormous experience in the Middle East and iirc holds rank as an advisor re the Holy Sites. He’s not a frivolous or shallow fellow, so what to make of that remark ?

Imo, the man who is called The Buddha had an immensely powerful mind and left an enormous body of thought and lectures, one of the most impressive legacies from the ancient world. He’s nothing like people I’ve known who were clearly ‘mentally ill’ (admittedly definition of ‘mental illness’ is another can of worms.)

And, from the Christian tradition, what are we to make of ‘Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)’

Did he really die upon the Cross feeling like his God, his Father in Heaven, had abandoned him ?

There are the ancient esoteric tales that he did not really die, but survived and travelled to Kashmir, or to France. Perhaps it doesn’t even matter, because some of the more sophisticated theological conceptions permit a Living Christ which you can encounter in your inner being if you seek with diligence and sincerity.

Anyway, to attempt to steer back in the direction of Ghostwheel’s points.

There are the materialists and atheists who do not ‘believe in’ anything immaterial or spiritual of any kinds. Me, having had experience of all manner of drugs, psylocybin, LSD, cannabis, etc (almost all of the psychedelic variety, I was interested in insights and mind expansion, and also something to relieve Cluster Headache) and having done various meditation techniques for many decades, I KNOW that there are the ‘non material domains’.

I also know that there are many people whose scope or range of consciousness  is very limited or restricted and  for whom this kind of notion makes no sense at all. For them, it simply does not exist.

Some people will insist that these realms or experiences cannot be, because they themselves have never experienced anything like that. Some people will insist that they never dream at night when they sleep. We differ. But, if you are really interested and determined, than you can discover and research for yourself and have your own direct experiences which remove all doubt.

So, what do these ‘non material domains’ mean ? What is their significance and how should we understand them, and within what context ?

If it’s a Western psychological medical context, you’ll likely be labelled as suffering from some delusion or mental imbalance. Because that tradition derives from Descartes and the Cartesian view is that only the stuff which can be observed and measured exists.

As I understand it, he (Descartes) didn’t really believe that himself, he was forced to take that public stance or else the religious authorities would have shut him down. And it’s proven to be a very fruitful productive successful approach, Western materialistic science and technology is probably the dominant force of our time, globally. Although it’s hard to separate from capitalism.

Personally, I have a very low opinion of Descartes, particularly because of his attitude toward animals and the dogs he vivisected. But it was 400 years ago. Also his legacy has left us with the ludicrous illogical mind versus body paradigm, which makes no sense at all. But I’m in danger of wandering way off topic if I pursue that gripe.

One of the best known ancient expressions of this view comes from Ephesians 6:12:

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

“Principalities” and “powers” refer to orders of angels, in this case fallen angels, but I’m not specifically asking about Christianity here. If these malevolent entities exist, it seems likely that each tradition has a different take on them.

A more modern take is that of David Icke, who believes that there are evil non-human entities active in human affairs. His view, as I understand it, is that if you raise your “level of attunement” you can learn to see them, in which case they appear like reptiles. (Doesn’t mean they’re literally reptiles; that’s just the image that registers to a developed faculty of heightened perception. If I understand him correctly.)

I think that the problem we have, is that a person can have a completely convincing (to themselves) insight or vision, which they then relay to others who adopt the same idea and it multiplies and spreads and persists, even though it may be dubious or provably mistaken. That’s the culture of superstition and irrationality which those who wanted a modern world built upon reason and logic and stuff that can be measured wanted to reject and discard.

We, in the West, had the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and other influences, derived from ancient Greece and Rome, which eventually produced the sort of civilisation we now inhabit, which although diverse and confused, has many common shared roots.

But then we have the weird ‘Right Brain v. Left Brain’ division.

In humans, the left hemisphere controls the grasping right hand and the bits of language that enable us to pin down meaning unambiguously. It helps us manipulate and use the world, in pursuit of our aims. The left hemisphere’s world is sharply delineated and certain, along the lines of the general’s strategy map on the command room wall, where the complexity of the world is stripped away. Yet we still need to see the essentially human world as it is before we simplify and disconnect it. A general needs to be in touch with the world in which his soldiers actually fight. The knowledge that is mediated by the left hemisphere is knowledge within a closed system. It has the advantage of perfection, but such perfection is bought ultimately at the price of emptiness.

The right hemisphere’s take on the world is far more complex and nuanced. Instead of distinct mechanisms, the right hemisphere sees interconnected, living, embodied entities. In communication the right hemisphere recognizes all that is nonverbal, metaphorical, ironic or humorous, where the left is literalistic. The right is at ease with ambiguity and the idea that opposites may be compatible.

There is a reason we have two hemispheres: We need both versions of the world.

https://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704304504574609992107994238

If you read McGilchrist’s book, “The Master and his Emissary: the Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World” or even his stuff that’s free online, I think you can begin to get a clearer conception as to the roots and depth of the social divides that we observe. The divides are rooted in our strange inherited biological makeup.

I’d offer Stefan Molyneux as a typical left brain sort of guy. He demands rational tightly reasoned arguments to support a position. His opponents sometimes blow whistles and wave flags and make animal noises. They don’t understand how to build a logical argument, they go by ‘what feels right’ to them.

That doesn’t mean they are wrong. Reasoned arguments have often had to be demolished and replaced, and just because someone is inarticulate and cannot present their case like a lawyer, it does not follow that they are mistaken or have no case that needs addressing.

The answer to this dilemma is to use BOTH, the right and left brain attributes, but most people have never even heard of this stuff, let alone studied it, so there’s no chance of that happening in the public discourse, where the human herds collide, chant, yell and assault the opponents, as they struggle for supremacy.

Ghostwheel offered that fascinating quote from Ephesians

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

By switching the paradigm, it’s possible to see this as a description of our biological heritage. Perhaps. This is what it feels like to be carrying millions of years of genetic inheritance. With a thin fragile veneer of modern civilised indoctrination, as to what is considered decent, ethical and honourable, overlaid upon our basic animal.

‘Look at me, am I not beautiful ?’ 🙂

[Btw, I’d really like to discuss something local with Rhiannon L. P. Should you happen to read this, do contact me please, at ‘ulvfugl AT gmail.com’]

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262 Responses to Winnie the Pooh, Carlos Castenada, Psychedelic Drugs, Cartesian Paradigm, etc.

  1. ulvfugl says:

    Hats off to MOA> this is why I keep coming back to see you, you are a sharpie fersure.

    Both FB and google ads and adwords etc. are a huge scam. I knew this for as early as 2009. At that time I ran some ads on fb and all of the sudden there was huge activity on my fb page. This went on for a few months. Then I paused the campaign. Overnight, all my fb “friends” and “followers” died. No more comments, no more likes. Years later it was revealed that fb and the rest of them have thousands of trolls in the phillipines, India, Bang, etc. who pass their days liking this and following that. Now of course, they have bots do do it.

    As for goog adwords, its also a scam. If youre not on the first page, forget it. The whole “millions of impressions” and “clicks” bullshit always struck me as an advertising space seller’s con because unlike an ad in a paper rag like the NYT, the client can never be sure he gets what he is really paying for…

    Now, fb, goog and youtube are censoring or demonitizing truthstream media, wearechange, etc.

    Folks need to head over to dtube, a peer to peer analog to youtube that is alt media friendly and is connected to steemit.

    and check out http://www.hpub.org every hour for breaking news.

    Posted by: Daniel Bruno | Sep 7, 2017 7:50:29 PM | 33

    By the way, fb (which owns instagram, whatsapp and more) and goog (ownsyoutube and more) and linkedin (fb for professional and ambitious people) all have owners and founders that have something in common. I’ll let you guess what that something might be.

    Posted by: Daniel Bruno | Sep 7, 2017 7:57:10 PM | 34

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/09/facebook-claims-russia-nonsense-to-divert-from-its-fraudulent-ad-sales.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef01bb09c11921970d

  2. ulvfugl says:

    As Hurricane Irma looks to be hurdling straight for a direct hit on Southern Florida, meteorologists from Weather Underground are warning that the most devastating impacts of the storm could be felt much further north in towns along the coast of Georgia and South Carolina where the storm surge could be a catastrophic 20-28 feet high in certain areas. To put that in perspective, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 set a record for the largest storm surge ever recorded along the U.S. coast at 27.8 feet.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-07/not-just-florida-georgia-and-south-carolina-face-catastrophic-storm-surge

    Autonomous Sep 7, 2017 6:33 PM
    The wrath of God is upon us

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    OCnStiggs Autonomous Sep 7, 2017 6:36 PM
    You are correct.

    Croesus’s picture
    Croesus OCnStiggs Sep 7, 2017 6:50 PM
    Well, I guess FL real estate will soon be bargain priced…

    Swampster’s picture
    Swampster Croesus Sep 7, 2017 6:54 PM
    so hurricanes are dangerous?

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    Croesus Swampster Sep 7, 2017 6:57 PM
    Got an ex living in Miami; I hope she gets out of there, even though she’s a bitch.

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    Buster Cherry Croesus Sep 7, 2017 7:26 PM
    You’re a.lot more gracious to yours than I’d ever be to mine.

  3. ulvfugl says:

    Credit-reporting company Equifax shocked investors, and more than a third of America, when it announced on Thursday afternoon that hackers had breached its data systems, compromising the personal information of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed “primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.” In other words, pretty much everything that should have been hidden behind an n-number of firewalls, is now available to the dark net’s highest bidder.

    The company, which in delightful irony offers credit-monitoring and identity-theft protection products to “guard consumers’ personal information”, said that it had learned of the incident on July 29, 2017, at which point it reported the intrusion to law enforcement and contracted a cybersecurity firm to conduct a forensic review: based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. Oddly enough, it took shareholders and over a third of America, more than a month longer to learn that all their personal data may have been compromised.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-07/massive-data-breach-equifax-many-143-million-social-security-numbers-hacked

    prefan4200 Croesus Sep 7, 2017 6:10 PM
    So based on a US population of 300 million, about half of us have now had our identities stolen. Fucking fabulous. How much more stupid can this daily shit-show get?

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    knukles prefan4200 Sep 7, 2017 6:12 PM
    So, they hit The El Dorado of personal information

    And you think this is bad? Just you wait for digital coin of the realm
    CA and DC could genuinely fuck up a gold rush

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    GUS100CORRINA knukles Sep 7, 2017 6:21 PM
    My response: Unbelievable!!! When it rains, it pours. More bad news for America.

    N2OJoe’s picture
    N2OJoe GUS100CORRINA Sep 7, 2017 6:26 PM
    So half the country has had our SSN stolen. Maybe it’s time to go out and get some Unsecured loans before it’s too late?

    MillionDollarButter’s picture
    MillionDollarButter N2OJoe Sep 7, 2017 6:30 PM
    They shouldn’t be able to get out of this by offering 12 months of:

    “Equifax ID Patrol™

    $16.95 / month

    Equifax ID Patrol provides 3-Bureau credit file monitoring1. If you see unusual activity, you have the power to lock and unlock your Equifax credit file online – helping better protect your identity and monitor the credit you’ve worked hard to earn.”

    It needs to be lifetime free, and provided by a third party.

    Pure Evil’s picture
    Pure Evil MillionDollarButter Sep 7, 2017 6:42 PM
    Whoop de do. So you can lock/unlock your Equifart credit report. What about the other two credit information selling whores TransUnion and Experian?

  4. ulvfugl says:

    Breaking News: Indictment Unsealed Charging Former United States State SENATOR with Child Pornography and Child Sex Trafficking Offenses. Finally a Big Fish. We Still Need Bigger, but This is Huge

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2114786

    Name ? Details ?

  5. ulvfugl says:

    UNBELIEVABLE: Police chief who led Rotherham police during the Londonistan Sharia islamic child Rape Pedophile scandal made south Wales top cop!

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2114760

    ??

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    Police Scotland receive on average 12 calls reporting child sex abuse every day !

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1745054329134008&id=100008883739334

  9. ulvfugl says:

    ORIGINAL POST, Sep 6
    I am being sued for libel in the High Court in England by Jake Wallis Simons, Associate Editor of the Daily Mail Online. Mr Wallis Simons is demanding £40k in damages and the High Court has approved over £100k in costs for Mark Lewis, Mr Wallis Simons’ lawyer. I may become liable for all of this should I lose the case, and furthermore I have no money to pay for my defence. I am currently a defendant in person. This case has the potential to bankrupt me and blight the lives of my wife and children. I have specifically been threatened by Mr Lewis with bankruptcy. Mr Wallis Simons boasts on his website:

    In 2015, I published a series of articles exposing Jeremy Corbyn’s links with anti-Semitic figures, and this led to what is now known as the “Labour anti-Semitism scandal.”

    https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/lawfare-against-craig-murray/

    According to Facebook, 470 ‘inauthentic’ accounts ‘likely operated out of Russia’ by a ‘troll farm,’ bought roughly 3,000 ads for $100k, mostly in 2015, which spread mind-altering propaganda, infecting the malleable minds of pindo voters. According to Facebook Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos:

    Our analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia.

    https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/dig-that-gif/

  10. ulvfugl says:

    The Welsh Government said the design had been selected by a panel from the Welsh Government and the Arts Council for Wales after a nationwide competition to pull together proposals for an “artwork concept” celebrating Wales’ Year of Legends.

    At the time Mr Skates said: “In its prime Flint Castle played a pivotal role in not only shaping the future of Wales but that of the UK and Europe.

    “The Iron Ring sculpture is a perfect way of marking this significance while attracting more people to visit the site, bringing positive economic benefits to the area.”

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/controversial-iron-ring-sculpture-dubbed-13587808

    Lunatics have taken over the asylum…

    “Last Sunday we put brown dye in it, but instead of his hair being light blue it went dark blue,” said Ms Atherton, of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen.

    She then used hair colour remover before trying a dark brown dye, but the blue pigment came through.

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/teenager-put-isolation-school-blue-13588384

  11. ulvfugl says:

    The last Category 5 storm to hit Florida was Andrew in 1992. Its winds topped 165 mph (265 kph), killing 65 people and inflicting $26 billion in damage. It was at the time the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-07/greatest-evacuation-history-650000-ordered-leave-florida

  12. ulvfugl says:

    [–] AlphaSupreme 0 points (+0|-0) 30 seconds ago
    Wales is a backwater area. there was a massive suicide wave in Wales a good few years ago down at Bridgend. what was worse there was a lack of action over how to deal with it. The Welsh need top get off their asses and be angry for once!!

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    [–] Amino69 0 points (+0|-0) 1.8 hours ago
    That’s how Freemasons roll!

    permalink

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2114760

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    WUT ?! ‘A nanotech virus that eats certain parts of your brain…’

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    Netanyahu himself was recently caught on a hot mic bragging that Israel had struck Syrian targets at least “a dozen times”. And this is to say nothing of Israel’s covert support to al-Qaeda linked groups in Syria’s south, which has reportedly involved weapons transfers and treatment of wounded jihadists in Israeli hospitals, the latter which was widely promoted in photo ops involving Netanyahu himself. As even former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell once directly told the Israeli public, Israel’s “dangerous game” in Syria consists in getting in bed with al-Qaeda in order to fight Shia Iran.

    Indeed Assad has not taken the bait for years now. While pro-government Syrians have themselves at times complained about Israel’s seeming ability to strike inside sovereign Syrian territory with impunity, Assad has the long-game in mind of “survival now, retaliation later”. It was clear from the start that Israel’s attacks on largely non-strategic targets were more about provocation: should Damascus lob missiles back in Israel’s direction Netanyahu would launch an all-out assault while Syria was at its weakest in the midst of a grinding and externally funded al-Qaeda insurgency.

    Israel has also been careful to frame its actions in terms of counter-terror strikes on Hezbollah targets for the sake of maintaining an air of legitimacy to its aggression. But as the Astana agreement demonstrates (a strategic victory for Russia-Iran-Syria), Syria’s ability to absorb Israel’s repeat provocations seems to be part of a strategic “waiting game” born of an accurate self assessment of past and current vulnerabilities. As The Century Foundation concludes:

    Syria’s contemporary leaders seem to have adopted a simplified version of the “long breath strategy” of the former president—and father of Syria’s current leader—Hafez al Assad. This strategy was named for Syria’s ability to draw a deep breath and weather short-term pain and setbacks in pursuit of a better deal.
    And this strategy seems to be working, resulting in a shift in perspective which is even beginning to permeate at least part of the Israeli defense establishment:

    A formerly very high-placed source in Israel’s security system spoke to Al-Monitor last week. He said on condition of anonymity, “It’s high time to admit that perhaps all our assessments were erroneous. The prevailing consensus of the last five years was that Syria will never return to its former state. We thought that however this turns out, the Syrian state as we knew it had passed from the world. But evidently we were wrong.”

    Israel’s top decision-makers have not changed course, but it is likely that such arguments are heard in private discussions, and top-secret intelligence assessments see it as a real possibility that Assad is capable of outsmarting those who prematurely eulogized him and Syria as we knew it.

    “Syria is returning, that is clear now,” said the source. “It’s not about the quantity of territory, it’s about central rule. If nothing unexpected happens, in the near future, Assad will be declared the final, unequivocal winner of this war. Following that, the path to Syria’s rebuilding and reconstruction will be short.”
    Concerning Israel’s adventurist military action this week, contrary to the claims of unnamed “Israeli officials” who say the latest attack was against a branch of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), it is likely that this week’s air strike was yet another “routine” attack on a Hezbollah weapons depot.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/israel-launches-air-strikes-syria-and-assads-waiting-game

    Swampster’s picture
    Swampster Sep 8, 2017 7:27 AM
    DEATH TO RACIST ANTI-SEMITIC ISRAEL

    The destruction of cultural heritage by ISUS…..

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ISIS+DESTROYS+STATUES&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

    Remember when the jew run media ran videos of ISUS destroying cultural heritage sites in Syria and other Arabic countries, and pretended to be outraged?

    Well how stupid are you GOYIM not to see that ISUS IS DOING THE SAME THING IN AMERICA?

    DESTROYING WHITE CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES AND DEMONIZING WHITES NIGHTLY ON THE ‘NEWS’

    The ‘nazi jews want whites and all white culture DEAD! Look around you, stupid GOYIM!

    THE SAME NAZI JEWS ARE BEHIND BOTH CAMPAIGNS…ISUS ….because it IS ISrael, and US

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=DESTROYING+CONFEDERATE+HISTORY+STATUES&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=upCyWYjKDcOugAaNy6LQCw

  20. ulvfugl says:

    As I noted late last month, Google’s Jigsaw is headed by Jared Cohen, a former State Department employee under Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who helped foment the Arab spring.

    Jigsaw assembled this fine cast of characters in 2015 to help “fight online abuse.”

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=57296

  21. ulvfugl says:

    Fun that they use chairs as an example…

    Methinks L S wins on points, no knock out punch 🙂

  22. ulvfugl says:

    More than four decades ago I went to lunch with a diplomatic historian who, like me, was going through Korea-related documents at the National Archives in Washington. He happened to remark that he sometimes wondered whether the Korean Demilitarised Zone might be ground zero for the end of the world. This April, Kim In-ryong, a North Korean diplomat at the UN, warned of ‘a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment’.

    A few days later, President Trump told Reuters that ‘we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.’ American atmospheric scientists have shown that even a relatively contained nuclear war would throw up enough soot and debris to threaten the global population: ‘A regional war between India and Pakistan, for instance, has the potential to dramatically damage Europe, the US and other regions through global ozone loss and climate change.’ How is it possible that we have come to this? How does a puffed-up, vainglorious narcissist, whose every other word may well be a lie (that applies to both of them, Trump and Kim Jong-un), come not only to hold the peace of the world in his hands but perhaps the future of the planet? We have arrived at this point because of an inveterate unwillingness on the part of Americans to look history in the face and a laser-like focus on that same history by the leaders of North Korea.

    https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n10/bruce-cumings/a-murderous-history-of-korea

  23. ulvfugl says:

    A huge genetic study that sought to pinpoint how the human genome is evolving suggests that natural selection is getting rid of harmful genetic mutations that shorten people’s lives. The work, published in PLoS Biology1, analysed DNA from 215,000 people and is one of the first attempts to probe directly how humans are evolving over one or two generations.

    To identify which bits of the human genome might be evolving, researchers scoured large US and UK genetic databases for mutations whose prevalence changed across different age groups. For each person, the parents’ age of death was recorded as a measure of longevity, or their own age in some cases.

    “If a genetic variant influences survival, its frequency should change with the age of the surviving individuals,” says Hakhamanesh Mostafavi, an evolutionary biologist at Columbia University in New York City who led the study. People who carry a harmful genetic variant die at a higher rate, so the variant becomes rarer in the older portion of the population.

    http://www.nature.com/news/massive-genetic-study-shows-how-humans-are-evolving-1.22565

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    One day after Equifax announced (more than one month after it itself had learned) that its systems had been hacked, resulting in up to 143 million social security numbers, names, addresses, driver’s license data, birth dates, some credit card numbers and pretty much all other critical personal data being leaked and currently for sale somewhere on the dark web, the company whose job is, ironically, to protect the credit and personal information of hundreds of millions of Americans has been hit with a monster class-action lawsuit seeking as much as $70 billion.

    In retrospect, we find it surprising that it wasn’t multi-trillion lawsuit in light of the galactic stupidity exhibited by a company whose server apparently had zero firewalls from the internet and where any hacker could get access to the most confidential information available.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/equifax-hit-70-billion-lawsuit-after-leaking-143-million-social-security-numbers

    Finally, as one social media commentator put it, “In retrospect it seems like a really dumb idea to give three random companies access to the entire financial records of every American.”

  26. ulvfugl says:

    Trump has been especially energetic in pursuing this pastime. Think of Yates, Comey, Bannon, Spicer, Priebus, Scaramucci and several other less prominent “wreakers” dispatched for the good of the Republic. Our current President is by no means the only power holder who relishes this method of disposal. The term itself has become so popular that it now refers to any act of rough justice dealt a subordinate, a competitor, a rival, or a celebrity whose 30 day star turn has reached its sell-by date.

    Washington remains the Mecca for this bus-throwing sport. So many people are being thrown under the buses that it is creating a crisis for the Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). With dozens of buses in the repair yards for front axle replacement, it’s hard to keep an adequate sized fleet on the streets. Moreover, the bus drivers are suffering from low morale. Their training doesn’t prepare them for the stressful situation they now face routinely. For example, when you see a well-dressed individual in the grasp of an official-looking guy with19-inch biceps, should you brake – or should you speed-up and expedite the elimination of a redundant public figure?

    The drivers’ union also has raised the question of whether it would not be more efficient for all parties concerned to throw these outcasts under Metro subway trains.

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/09/michael-brenner-a-lexicon-of-politics.html#more

  27. ulvfugl says:

    More American weirdness…

    Enigmatic_Continuum 0 points (+0|-0) 4 minutes ago

    He didn’t cause the accident, so the only reason I can imagine for them to want his blood so badly is because they want to make sure it’s actually William Gray. Maybe we need to start searching missing persons reports and arrest records for Gray in Utah and Idaho? Is it possible that they were looking for Gray to begin with and, oddly, he ended up in an accident?

    As an aside, my brain makes odd connections and the high strangeness of this story reminds me of the guy who was found dead in his car and his fiancé said that he told her he was an alien here to help people. The article went on to say that he had an incredible arsenal of weapons and ammo, an SUV that could drive underwater, and a boatload of cash stashed at his home.

    permalink

    https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/2115779

  28. ulvfugl says:

    What about all the AI Robots that’ll be doing all the work that they can be designed to do, and taking the human jobs away ?

  29. ulvfugl says:

    Russia stands in the way of this fantasy of regional domination by what is really a very small state heavily armed and heavily funded by an ignorant and distant giant.
    Izzies
    For the Likudnik world view to prevail Russia must be taught a lesson. The Israeli air attack on Masyaf, carried out from the neutral sanctuary of Lebanese air space and this move forward of Israeli ground forces farther into Syrian territory are opening gambits to see of the Russians can be bullied into accepting Israeli ‘moral” dominance in the Middle East. pl

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/09/israel-is-testing-russia-.html

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    There’s some very bad things out there…

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    Further proof, as if more were needed, that God is rather cross with the world’s number one exceptional nation: Hurricane Irma is tracking for a direct hit on Disney World. In the immortal words of the Talking Heads: This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no fooling around.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-08/jim-kunstler-warns-america-about-become-even-more-fragile-place

  35. ulvfugl says:

    New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now reveal that war was not an activity exclusive to males – women could be found in the higher ranks at the battlefield.

    The study was conducted on one of the most well-known graves from the Viking Age, a mid-10th century grave in Swedish Viking town Birka. The burial was excavated in the 1880s, revealing remains of a warrior surrounded by weapons, including a sword, armour-piercing arrows, and two horses. There was also a full set of gaming pieces and a gaming board.

    The morphology of some skeletal traits have long suggested that she was a woman, but since this grave has been the type specimen for a Viking warrior for over a century, it has always been assumed to have belonged to a male Viking. Now, geneticists, archaeogeneticists and archaeologists have worked together and solved the mystery. DNA retrieved from the skeleton demonstrates that the individual carried two X chromosomes and no Y chromosome.

    “This is the first formal and genetic confirmation of a female Viking warrior,” says Professor Mattias Jakobsson at Uppsala University’s Department of Organismal Biology.

    Isotope analyses confirm a travelling life style, well in tune with the martial society that dominated 8th to 10th century Northern Europe.

    https://phys.org/news/2017-09-genetic-proof-women-viking-warriors.html

  36. Ghostwheel says:

    The truth-cat is rocking again.

    I’m going to guess that this video ends up stuffed down the memory hole because it contains the words “Jewish” and “hypocrite” in the title sentence? I downloaded it on my computer, just in case.

    DACA: Are U.S. Jewish Organizations Hypocrites on Immigration? | Truth Factory

  37. ulvfugl says:

    Thanks Ghostwheel, I agree with that position. The problem in UK is that control of borders was lost by joining the European Union, and so is now difficult to regain.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    If you rape or sexually assault a child now and get caught, all that happens is you’ll receive a ‘caution’ !

  38. ulvfugl says:

    How disgusting is this? It is the face of treason. The NYT is owned by one of the original Bilderberg founders! The Bilderberg gang is an international looting/power operation.

    https://emsnews.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/us-mainstream-news-continues-to-attack-trump-as-he-tries-to-save-hurricane-victims/#more-34126

    Here is the same criminal operation, the NYT, demanding we let in anyone to this country. 90% of the people pouring in ILLEGALLY want to get on welfare. The same is true in Europe. This disaster is to continue nonstop until the welfare systems collapse then the Real Rulers can knock the middle class into servitude that is, make them into serfs again.

  39. ulvfugl says:

    This appalls and disgusts me. Is this the Cultural Marxist agenda to destroy Western civilisation, or some other corrupting influence ? I don’t know. I would like to know who is really behind it..

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    We are being replaced…

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    Prosecutors have given Imran Awan a copy of the hard drive of a House laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried to keep law enforcement from looking at, court filings show, suggesting prosecutors intend to bring charges related to the underlying cybersecurity and theft probe.

    The hard-drive copy was included in discovery even though the Florida Democrat has said the laptop contains House information on it and is a government-paid work computer, and even though Imran was fired and banned from the House network because of suspected cybersecurity violations.

    Imran left the laptop, with the username RepDWS, in a phone booth in circumstances that suggest that it was not accidentally forgotten there.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/07/dws-next-early-prosecutor-moves-suggest-intent-to-bring-house-cybersecurity-theft-charges/

    The bizarre refusal of members of Congress to criticize Imran no matter how many suspicious actions are tied to him raises questions about whether members may be afraid that he could release their emails if they assist in his prosecution, or that some could implicated in a kickbacks scheme involving disappearing equipment and ghost employees.

    David Damron, a spokesman for the Florida lawmaker, declined to tell The Daily Caller News Foundation why Wasserman Schultz would still be so adamant the allegations against Imran were made up even after Imran apparently took her laptop late at night and left it where it would be found, alongside other seemingly carefully curated evidence.

  44. ulvfugl says:

    Archaeologist Rick Knecht explains what we’re looking at; the table is lined with rows of long, wooden masks.
    “These are the oldest Yup’ik masks in the world right now,” Knecht said. “These things are from about the 1500s, so about 500 years old.”
    A metal pan next to the masks is piled with earrings, tattoo needles, arrowheads and children’s dolls. There’s also an immaculately carved ivory owl.
    “We have no idea how they were able to do this,” said Knecht, pointing to the owl’s perfectly circular eyes. “Even now, our carvers can’t reproduce it with dremels.”
    These are just some of the artifacts that archaeologists have found at Nunalleq, the excavation of an ancient Yup’ik village on the coast outside of Quinhagak.
    The artifacts are up to 700 years old and they’ve all been immaculately preserved in the region’s permafrost.

    https://www.ktoo.org/2017/09/06/community-members-archeologists-race-time-nunalleq/

  45. ulvfugl says:

    Writing almost 100 years later, natural historian Richard Brookes copied Plot’s figure but gives it the name Scrotum humanum for its resemblance to the scrotum of a giant man, although this name was given to describe the form and not in the genuine belief that it was a giant’s scrotum (Weishampel and White 2003).
    Both of these illustrations would have to wait a further two hundred years until palaeontologist Beverly Halstead rediscovered these early works and recognised the giant thigh bone/scrotum as the femur of a theropod dinosaur and one of the earliest surviving depictions of a dinosaur fossil (Ibid.). Sadly the original specimen is lost.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/07/mysticism-and-rudely-shaped-rocks-why-17th-century-palaeontology-is-worth-revisiting

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