Prehistoric Cart Ruts, Megalithic Anomalies, Vortices of Reindeer,

https://www.counter-currents.com/2018/04/being-place-living-authentically/

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It was also a society steeped in legends of the supernatural. Fairy belief, in particular, was pervasive in Irish rural societies at the time, and had long coexisted with Christian doctrine. Children grew up hearing legends of the Little People from their earliest days, and learned how to appease them by leaving untasted food on the table, for example, or saying “bless them” whenever the fairies were mentioned. The fairies were blamed for everything that went wrong—lost items, spoiled milk, bad crops. As one County Sligo man interviewed at the start of the 20th century told an anthropologist, “Nothing is more certain than that there are fairies.”

Bridget herself was known to be fascinated by the beings, and to take trips to the most fairy-ridden spots around town. She may have visited such a spot on Monday, March 4, 1895, when she went to deliver eggs to her father’s cousin, Jack Dunne, near Kylenagranagh Hill. The area was home to a ringfort, an early medieval circular fortified settlement believed, in Irish folklore, to be a “fairy fort,” and thus to be avoided at all costs. Yet Bridget often visited the fort, and she likely spent time there that Monday after delivering the eggs.

It was a cold morning, the mountains still covered in the snow that had fallen the previous day, and after the two- or three-mile walk Bridget couldn’t seem to warm up once she got back home. She spent the following day in bed, shivering and complaining of “a raging pain in her head.”

http://mentalfloss.com/article/539793/bizarre-death-bridget-cleary-irish-fairy-wife

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Sacred Things Are Worth Defense. That Requires Strength

Pacifists, who believe life is so sacred no violence should ever be visited upon it, contradict themselves if they are unwilling to protect or defend themselves or others from harm. For if life is truly sacred, then it ought to be protected and defended even by violence.

However, let’s not get confused. Some might argue from all this that a criminal who is adept at violence and chooses not to leverage it against others is just as virtuous, then, as the person trained in the use of violence who defends an innocent person from attack. This is wrong. Choosing not to do the wrong thing is not the same as choosing to do the right thing. Virtue is moral excellence, as it reaches toward the good.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/27/jordan-petersons-right-become-dangerous-heres/#.WufBYP1qKwg.twitter

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But there’s more to the story – the Aryans. Indo-Europeans.

The idea that a population moved off the steppe and made a major contribution to Europe’s culture and genetics was around a long time before people began studying ancient DNA. Mostly it was a product of linguistic analysis – just as the Romance languages such as French and Spanish and Italian are known to be descendants of Latin, almost all the languages of Europe ( and most of those in India and Iran) have deep similarities that suggest a common origin. For example, numbers:

English one two three four five six seven eight nine ten

Dutch een twee drie vier vijf zes zeven acht negen tien

German eins zwei drei vier fünf sechs sieben acht neun zehn

Icelandic einn tveir þrír fjórir fimm sex sjö átta níu tíu

Latin u:nus duo tre:s quattuor quinque sex septem octo: novem decem

Welsh un dau tri pedwar pump chwech saith wyth naw deg

Tocharian A sas wu tre s’twar päñ säk spät okät ñu s’äk

Lithuanian víenas try~s keturì penkì sheshì septynì ashtuonì devynì de:shimt

Russian odín dva tri chety’re pyat’ shest’ sem’ vósem’ dévyat’ désyat’

Farsi yak do se chaha:r panj shesh haft hasht noh dah

Sanskrit éka dvá trí catúr páñca s.as. saptá as.tá náva dáça

Nesbergu ai tah tro keti pekki sews eff owok neh tek

 

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/who-we-are-9-europe/

 

The details of Indo-European expansions and conquest of europe are still being worked out. The general trend is near-placement in Northern Europe, conquest and language imposition in Southern Europe (with a lot of change in Y-chromosome lineages) We know that 5,000 years ago, Great Britain and Ireland looked Sardinian: those are the folks that built Stonehenge. 4,000 years, they looked like the current inhabitants. Very little continuity with the previous tenants: In England, > 93% replacement. we also know that before the Bell Beaker populations arrived, agriculture apparently had already ceased for several centuries, except in out-of-the-way places like the Orkney Islands. Archaeologists guess ‘climate change’ – I’d guess devastating raids and piracy, not unlike the Viking raids in the Dark Ages.

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Two hours before I had found myself in a roomful of people I hated. They were hippy types who dressed in that leather tribal gear. They probably didn’t like me, either, as I looked like a gymbro, but it was too late for any of us to leave the room without seeming like we were afraid of what was to come.

Although I had read DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences, no book can prepare a person for entheogens.

https://www.cernovich.com/ego-death-5-meo-dmt/

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In 2015 a small group of academics, experts and psychonauts gathered at an English country house for a four-day symposium on N,N-Dimethyltryptamine or ‘DMT’, the powerful psychedelic used in many cultures for ritual purposes including the Amazonian ayahuasca ceremony. When inhaled or injected, DMT brings about a short, intense trip with vivid hallucinations that are often perceived to be mystical and meaningful. As Andrew Gallimore explains (p. 201): ‘The reason we’re all interested in DMT is because it seems impossible, and yet the DMT world is undeniable; it cannot be denied once you’ve been there.’

Dialogues is the official account of the symposium. It comprises transcripts of the talks given by renowned academics in the field, along with the ensuing discussions around key theological and philosophical questions arising from DMT phenomenology. The book aims to illustrate the merging of science and spirit, enacting a paradigm shift where the explicable dwells in comfort with the inexplicable. Sacredness is often shrouded in secrecy but Dialogues, much like the monographs of its contributors, aims to shine a light on the objects under discussion (although they may remain veiled).

http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/meet-the-spirit-molecule/

Meyer presents Descartes’ basic error: that a body is of a completely different nature to a mind, and he argues that modern philosophy is only just recovering from this mistake. When philosophers ask what the relationship is between consciousness and neural activity, they are actually asking about the relationship between consciousness and an intellectual model, which is also part of their own consciousness. It is therefore an attempt to explain the whole in terms of a part of the whole, an enterprise recently satirized in The Onion as doomed to failure.

http://blogs.sciencemag.org/books/2018/05/07/how-to-change-your-mind/

jerrymack 3 days ago

Buddha spoke a lot about clarity. I think the psychedelics provide a path to clarity.

ClobberDobson  jerrymack 3 days ago

“We were talking with the Master regarding the nature of conceptual reality. Psychologically speaking, the human mind, or brain or whatever, is almost incapable of distinguishing between the real and the vividly imagined experience. Sound and film and music and radio. Even these manipulative experiences are received more or less directly and uninterpretive by the mind. They are cataloged and recorded and either acted upon directly, or stored in the memory, or both. Now this process, unless we pay it tremendous attention, begins to separate us from the reality of the now. Am I being clear? For we must allow the reality of

the now to just happen, as it happens. Observe and act with clarity. For where there is clarity, there is no choice. And where there is choice, there is misery. But then, why should I speak, since I know nothing?”

– Peter Tork, Head 1968

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To me, it sounds like the Boskop skulls didn’t fit into the normal thinking and so had to be discredited. It is easy to see the primitive skulls of our ancient ancestors such as Homo erectus and say without a doubt that we are a more improved version of humanity. To think that a large brained race fizzled out millennia ago opens up questions about our current place.

To put this into perspective, if the brain was the size they think it was or even smaller at say 1750cc it would be the same difference as exists between us and Homo erectus. If an increased brain size accounts for only say 10-20% in corresponding IQ than these people would average around 149 in the test. Einstein is said to have had an IQ of 160 (he never took the test), so around a third of Boskopians would have been at his level or higher.

Unfortunately having a large brain only helps so much in a primitive world. They existed in a time where the strong ruled.

https://steemit.com/history/@getonthetrain/boskop-man-ancient-humans-with-extraordinarily-large-skulls-how-smart-were-they

 

https://steemit.com/science/@plotbot2015/the-immense-journey-by-loren-eiseley-part-1

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It is with pleasure that we welcome our Author of the Month for May, Chris Bennett, who explores the role of cannabis in consciousness and history in a groundbreaking and original work.

http://grahamhancock.com/bennettc1/

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“A fire-place is not a hearth,” the authors continue. “The Cueva Negra could have brought glowing brands left by a forest fire into the cave to establish and tend a fire where rain and wind would not put it out. They may well have been less afraid of fire outside than other animals they saw fleeing from it (which could have led them to play with fire in order to drive animals towards natural death traps, such as swamps, enabling dismemberment and roasting). This does not mean they could reproduce or control fire: there is a dearth of archaeological evidence for hearths or fire-pits before 0.5 Ma.”

Scientists Confirm Earliest Use of Fire and Oldest Stone Handaxe in Europe

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http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=45995

 

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I used to have some geese like this. The pic reminded me, and I miss them.

Right. Time for some more bloggage… Perhaps not very much, because I am not well. 🙂

Perhaps I should not add a smiley ? I’ve tended to add  them when I find myself smiling, but I’m learning, that that is not the same thing, may confuse the reader, and be misinterpreted. In fact, imo, all these emojis are rather crude, pathetic, limited, they cannot possibly convey the subtleties, variety and nuance of real human expression, where there are many variations of smiling, and they are typically accompanied by additional cues, like body language, posture, tone of voice, familiarity, setting, etc.

Abstract

Across four studies, the current paper demonstrates that smiles are associated with lower social status. Moreover, the association between smiles and lower status appears in the psychology of observers and generalizes across two forms of status: prestige and dominance. In the first study, faces of fashion models representing less prestigious apparel brands were found to be more similar to a canonical smile display than the faces of models representing more prestigious apparel brands. In a second study, after being experimentally primed with either high or low prestige fashion narratives, participants in the low prestige condition were more likely to perceive smiles in a series of photographs depicting smiling and non-smiling faces. A third study of football player photographs revealed that the faces of less dominant (smaller) football players were more similar to the canonical smile display than the faces of their physically larger counterparts. Using the same football player photographs, a fourth study found that smiling was a more reliable indicator of perceived status-relevant personality traits than perceptions of the football players’ physical sizes inferred from the photographs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22947668

That said, I believe that a sense of humour, wittiness, is a vital thing to have, if only to prevent one’s own self from becoming too depressed and down-hearted. So much of life is so grim, painful, tragic, horrible and gruesome, but being overwhelmed by all the nastiness does not help, does it. Not you yourself, nor others. Compared with so much, I guess random smilies are relatively harmless. I mean, you’ve got to have a laugh, havn’t you ? To stay relatively sane and coherent amidst the brutal avalanche of general insanity…

Last year, my husband and I purchased our first house. Lucky for us new homeowners, the house needed minimal work. Any fixer-upping was mostly stuff we wanted to do, rather than repairs that were absolute necessities.

But one annoying, consistent downside of our new home was the presence of cockroaches—otherwise known as palmetto bugs down here—thanks to the Florida climate.

Anyone who has lived in a humid location is probably well-acquainted with these flying, horrifying monsters. I learned that they tend to take shelter in homes in hot or wet weather, although they can show up out of nowhere. Well, roaches kept making appearances in our home, so I finally called a local exterminator.

https://www.self.com/story/live-roach-ear-sleeping

I have a hard life ! Somewhere in this house there is a dead mouse, and it is stinking, but I cannot find it. I suppose that it might be a rat. It’s been going on for rather a long time, and the larger rat corpse might explain that. You know, I go to the fridge to find something appetising, and I encounter that vile stench of death, corruption, and decay.

It’s been quite an interesting challenge, actually, to see if I have sufficient mastery, in the zen sense, to remain in equilibrium, unperturbed by nausea and disgust. I would not make a very good undertaker.

I have searched several times but without success. I don’t like to kill anything if I can avoid it, I mean, life is hard for all sentient beings, but this little space inside this cottage is MINE, and every year rats and mice want to move in and join me, and if I did not resist, they’d take over. So I put poison for them to eat, and occasionally they don’t go away and die elsewhere, and so I have this unpleasant experience to cope with.

This is a very old house, 1781, the walls are very thick, made of earth and stones, and there are many holes and gaps.

But it could be worse. At least I don’t have to live amongst decaying human corpses, like those crazy Tantrics in India.

I mean, it’s not all crazy, is it. Tantra, that is. There’s some virtue in getting deep insight into the brevity of one’s life and the fragility of human existence. But personally, I think I have a good enough grasp of all that, and I prefer to smell something more pleasant than rotting or burning flesh.

A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the creature.

After stopping to go to the toilet on his way home from a wedding, Prabhu Bhatara is said to have spotted the injured animal in the Nabarangpur district of Odisha in India.

His fellow SUV passengers advised him against trying to take a picture with the creature.

As he sidled up, the bear struck and a struggled ensued. A stray dog also stepped in and bit the bear but its intervention failed to deter the larger animal.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/man-bear-selfie-video-mauled-death-selfies-india-odisha-asia-a8335806.html

Stray dog tried to help him ? I do love dogs. Well, not ALL dogs, some dogs more than others….

From the ‘Wild Weirdness’ department : Reindeer vortices, wtf ??!!

https://redice.tv/news/herds-of-arctic-reindeer-walking-in-mesmerizing-circular-patterns

 

You know, it seems to me that human history, the history of our species, as taught in mainstream academia, is completely screwed up. I’m not certain why this is. Whether it’s something to do with politics, that, as George Orwell explained, if you can control the story of the past, then you can control the present and the future.

When I was a kid, I used to trust my teachers and what I was taught in school. But I went to several different schools, and they taught radically DIFFERENT ‘truths’. That caused me a lot of pain and difficulty, trying to sort out what I really believed and trusted.

It would be much easier, more comfortable, for me to accept what mainstream British historians and archaeologists tell us, but, particularly since the internet arrived, there are so many anomalies that simply don’t fit that model, I’ve become increasingly sceptical about what we are told, because so much of the conventional portrayal of the past is obviously WRONG, and cannot account for the physical evidence.

For example, the weird ‘cart ruts’, that are widely distributed around the world. Researched by alternative folk, like Sylvie Ivanova.

Why or how mainstream academics and other seem able to completely ignore that stuff baffles me. There are, of course, many other mysteries and anomalies which don’t match with the mainstream orthodoxies, all kinds of bizarre and incredible accounts out there, but for me, the prehistoric cart ruts are one of most intriguing, and also the most accessible for study, because unlike UFOs and Chupacabaras and what not, it’s solid stuff that can be studied.

I say that, but, although the standard descriptions state that the tracks are in stone, in many instances it’s obvious that the stone was SOFT when the tracks were laid down. And some tracks disappear into the sea, which suggests that the date they were made preceded rising sea levels as climate warmed and ice melted. Which takes us well back before so called the dates when ‘civilisation’ started, and the wheel was invented, as taught by standard history.

There are so many anomalies. This stone was supposedly cut with bronze. Well, I’d like so see a demonstration, please. Generally, you cannot cut something harder, with something softer. Try it.

What kind of tools were used to precisely cut tough conglomerate stone for elaborate structures Bronze Age Hittite, Mycenaean and Minoan palaces?

Experimental archaeology combined with close observation of the cuts made and debris abandoned partially cut suggest that long straight edged metal blades, either in a pendulum saw configuration or a two man, two handled saw similar to one used by loggers was used, as explained in a Science News article. Abrasive sand, from the Greek island of Naxos, and water were also probably placed in the cuts to lubricate the blades and increase their cutting power.

A pendulum blade would offer more power to cut through hard rock and help explain the near circular curvature of many of the larger cuts. But, the logger’s saw configuration would have made it easier to cut stone at multiple precise angles and has an archaeological precedent in double-handled loggers’ saws excavated from sites from the Late Bronze Age Minoan society on Crete that could have been adapted to cut stone.

http://dispatchesfromturtleisland.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/cutting-stone-for-bronze-age-palaces.html

‘Adapted to cut stone’…. Easier said than done. I want a live demo, please. And also for the large diameter bore holes.

The view of human prehistory changes almost monthly. A couple of years back, ‘modern man’ dated back to maybe 80,000 years ago. That’s a heck of a long time compared with our brief lifetimes, and recorded written histories, no ?

But that picture is already obsolete, I’ve seen the date given as 350,000 years. Quite how ‘modern’, smart, capable, those people were is anybody’s guess. Maybe some had equal or greater skull capacity than we have, but it’d take more than a few high IQ individuals to produce some of the artefacts and inventions. Perhaps, as now, there were some extremely clever advanced people in some limited areas who have left no recognised trace.

Australian Aborigines seem to have been on that continent for 50,000 years plus, and what did they invent ? Some cool rock art, the boomerang, and the didjeridoo. Of course, technologies are a mixed blessing, and we now have all kinds of crap that can potentially destroy us all and most else.

We know there were other hominid species, Neanderthal, Denisovans, and probably others waiting to be discovered, and the 350,000 year date for H. Sapiens may already be superceded, because…

There’s just one problem: The find is more than ten times older than any human fossil recovered from the islands, and our species hadn’t even evolved that early.

Okay, so, maybe it was an archaic hominin, you’re thinking, maybe Homo erectus or some other now-extinct species. But there’s a problem with that line of thought, too.

According to the conventional view in paleoanthropology, only our species, Homo sapiens, had the cognitive capacity to construct watercraft. And to reach the island where the rhino was found, well, like Chief Brody says, “you’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

So who sucked the marrow from the poor dead rhino’s bones? It’s a whodunit with the final chapter yet to be written.

Hominin Head-Scratcher: Who Butchered This Rhino 709,000 Years Ago?

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  1. ulvfugl says:

    Whether it was an “intentional leak” or just a casual and fluke incident, one aspect which hasn’t been discussed is the fact that the video provides close-up facial footage of Israeli intelligence operatives. Likely this is why the Israeli military command quickly tried to remove the online video, though it was too little too late.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/israeli-intelligence-officers-singing-persian-song-leaked-viral-video-exposes

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    Mass stabbing attack in central Paris, multiple injuries reported

    https://www.rt.com/news/426560-paris-place-opera-stabbing/

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    Disturbing footage purportedly filmed from the window of Hotel Louvre Marsollier on Rue Marsollier, where the attack took place, was posted by Carol Drummond on Twitter. It showed people running through the streets in a panic, as a body lays on a crosswalk in the street. Drummond has since deleted the video.

    https://www.rt.com/news/426560-paris-place-opera-stabbing/

  5. ulvfugl says:

    In 2017, the city saw its 100th homicide on April 24. As The Baltimore Sun notes, the city had not experienced 100 murders this early in the killing season since 2007, when it occurred on May 7. The total number of killings this year remains somewhat below this time last year, which, by the way, was the deadliest year ever to be recorded in the city’s history, on a per capita basis, with 342 murders. In 2015/2016, which saw the second- and third-most homicides per capita in city history, there were not 100 murders until the end of May. The Baltimore Sun added that “in all the other intervening years since 2007, the city did not hit 100 homicides until June or July.”

    The Baltimore Sun expects homicides in the city to “likely to surpass 300 homicides for the fourth year in a row.”

    “At the current pace of violence, the city is likely to surpass 300 homicides for the fourth year in a row. Prior to the surge in killings that began in 2015, the city hadn’t seen 300 homicides in a single year since the 1990s.”

    To put things in perspective, Baltimore’s murder rate is 4x the average of other large cities and some 40 percent higher than Detroit. To make matters worse, Baltimore is now precisely tied with Venezuela, a country suffering from an economic collapse at 57.2 murders per 100,000 residents.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/murdaland-baltimore-homicides-2018-spike-second-fastest-pace-decade

  6. ulvfugl says:

    Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher recently told a story about how her research took her to New Guinea, where she spoke with a native who had five wives.

    I asked him how many wives would he like to have? I was wondering if he would say 10 wives or 100 wives. After a very long pause he answered none. He told me that it was not easy being married to so many women as they didn’t always get along. It taught me a lesson. When it comes to love, more is not always the answer.

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/05/11/what-really-made-women-go-nuts/#more-176089

  7. ulvfugl says:

    The man who launched the war on Iraq now gets awards. Netanyahoo is agitating for war on Iran just like he agitated for war on Iraq. Shady groups of nutty “experts” peddle policy papers for ‘regime change’. U.S. “allies” are put under pressure. With their willingness to “compromise” they actually further the prospect of war. When they insist on sticking to international rules malign actors prepare measures to break their resistance. All that is still just a “shaping operation”, a preparation of the battlefield of public opinion. This buildup towards the war will likely take a year or two.

    What is still needed is an event that pushes the U.S. public into war fever. The U.S. typically uses false-flag incidents – the Tonkin incident, the sinking of the Maine, the Anthrax murders – to create a psychological pseudo-rationale for war. An Israel lobbyist begs for one to launch war on Iran.

    One wonders when and how a new 9/11 like incident, or another Anthrax scare, will take place. It will be the surest sign that the countdown to war on Iran has started.

    Posted by b on May 12, 2018 at 06:35 AM | Permalink

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/05/countdown-to-war-on-iran.html#more

  8. ulvfugl says:

    California, where I once lived, my family lived there since 1849, is going insane. It was pretty crazy when I left in 1970. It has only gotten much worse. Now, the far left came close to eliminating at least one of the Presidential holidays and replace it with a holiday to celebrate Marxism and its fine record of eliminating a hundred million plus humans. These same clowns also want to punish Russia for…chucking Marxism into the trashcan of history! Russia is now pure evil and Venezuela is our golden future. At least for these insane California leftist radicals…who live in protected estates far from the violent gangs in the cities there.

    SJW teachers are infiltrating all schools and teaching children to hate America. What I greatly resent is all the foreign children whose parents sneak into the country or come here on the temporary worker’s programs, they are taught that America is horrible and racist and should be destroyed…by teachers paid by taxpayers who own property.

    https://emsnews.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/california-communists-nearly-pass-bill-removing-washington-lincoln-holidays-with-marx-mayday/#more-37196

  9. ulvfugl says:

    Presumably, Paris will shortly follow London’s lead and ban knives too.

    Paris police have yet to identify the motive of the attacker and determine whether the attack was linked to terrorism, although ISIS was quick to claim responsibility.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/one-victim-killed-attacker-dead-mass-stabbing-attack-central-paris

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    Svante Pääbo, director of the genetics department at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany wants to grow brain organoids from human stem cells that are edited to contain “Neanderthalized” versions of several genes. These blobs of brain are incapable of thoughts or feelings, but replicate basic structures of the brain, such as how nerve cells function. This may provide a basis for why humans seem to be cognitively so special. The lab has already successfully inserted Neanderthal genes for craniofacial development into mice (heavy-browed rodents are not anticipated) as well as Neanderthal pain perception genes into frogs’ eggs, which could hint at whether they had a different pain threshold to humans.

    https://anthropology.net/2018/05/12/growing-mini-brains-with-neanderthal-dna/

    Using this method, the researchers uncovered “significant” differences in brain morphology. Even though Neanderthals had larger skulls, and thus larger brain volume overall, H. sapiens had a proportionately larger cerebellum, the part of brain involved in movement, balance, vision, learning, language, and mood. Modern humans also featured a smaller occipital region in the cerebrum, which is tied to vision. Looking at these differences, the researchers inferred such abilities as cognitive flexibility (i.e. learning, adaptability, and out-of-the-box thinking), attention, language processing, and short-term and long-term memory. Homo sapiens, the researchers concluded, had better cognitive and social abilities than Neanderthals, and a greater capacity for long-term memory and language processing. This all suggests important differences in cognitive and neural function between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals led to differences in behavior that may have resulted in the conditions under which anatomically modern humans succeeded and Neanderthals failed some 45,000 years ago.

  14. ulvfugl says:

    A little over a week after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, The Big Island is now bracing for a series of explosive eruptions which could occur within days or weeks, hurling boulders the size of small cars, creating a giant ash cloud, and oozing even more of the hot magma which has already claimed at least 36 structures and forced thousands to evacuate.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/we-are-telling-people-plan-worst-hawaii-braces-explosive-new-eruptions

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    The knife attacker was reportedly listed on Fiche S, an indicator used in France to flag individuals considered a threat to national security who should be kept under constant watch, sources close to the investigation told AFP.

    He had no criminal record, however, judicial sources said.
    According to Europe 1, the 20-year old was monitored for his connections in “radical Islamic circles.”BFMTV reports that he had specific, indirect links with “a person in Syria.”

    https://www.rt.com/news/426568-paris-knife-attacker-chechen/

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    The earliest possible domestic chicken remains are from the Cishan site (5400 BC) in northern China, but whether they are domesticated is controversial. Firm evidence of domesticated chickens isn’t found in China until 3600 BC.

    Recent research suggests that there may have been multiple domestication events in distinct areas of South and Southeast Asia, southern China, Thailand, Burma, and India.

    In India we have evidence that wild chicken have been used by people in the Indus Valley region since 5000 BC. The first archaeological evidence (chicken bones) belonging to the domesticated chickens appear at Mohenjo Daro by about 2000 BC. It is believed that it is from there that the chicken spread into Europe and Africa.

    Now I believe that chicken domestication probably occurred in Mohenjo Daro a bit earlier than 2000 BC. Here is why:

    Built around 2500 BC, Mohenjo Daro was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization, and one of the world’s earliest major cities, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Minoan Crete. Mohenjo daro was abandoned in the 19th century BC as the Indus Valley Civilization declined.

    Recently I came across a paper entitled “Akam and Puram: ‘Address’ Signs of the Indus Script”. It was presented by Iravatham Mahadevan in 2010 at the International Tamil Conference. In his paper he announced the identification of a frequent “opening” sign in the Indus texts.

    http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/the-city-of-cockerels.html

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    IN THE 20th century the wolves that populated German fairy tales—such as “Little Red Riding Hood”, published by the Grimm brothers in 1812—were an anachronism. Hunters had wiped them out over the course of the 19th century; the last was killed in 1904. For decades the animals were confined to Europe’s east. Then came the end of the cold war, improved forest conservation standards, tighter rules on hunting, and the demilitarisation of border zones. Grey wolves started moving west, crossing from Poland into Germany around the turn of the millennium.

    Their numbers are rising. In 2017 alone the number of documented packs in Germany rose from 47 to 60, putting the total count of wolves at around 400. Farmers reckon the true figure is over 1,000. Once concentrated in the north-east, attacks on livestock are spreading. In Lower Saxony, a western state with many sheep, a survey by the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, a newspaper, suggested the number of farm animals killed by wolves rose from 178 to 403 last year.

    https://www.economist.com/news/europe/21742157-sheep-are-under-attack-wolf-commissioners-are-one-answer-growing-wolf-population-presents

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    During the early hours of that day in 1945 Marshal Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, commander of the 1st Belorussian Front, which had stormed Berlin, received the German unconditional surrender. The Great Patriotic War had gone on for 1418 days of unimaginable violence, brutality and destruction. From Stalingrad and the northern Caucasus and from the northwestern outskirts of Moscow to the western frontiers of the Soviet Union to Sevastopol in the south and Leningrad and the borders with Finland, in the north, the country had been laid waste.

    An estimated 17 million civilians, men, women and children, had perished, although no one will ever know the exact figure. Villages and towns were destroyed; families were wiped out without anyone to remember them or mourn their deaths.

    Most Soviet citizens lost family members during the war. No one was left unaffected.

    Ten million or more Soviet soldiers died in the struggle to expel the monstrous Nazi invader and finally to occupy Berlin at the end of April 1945. Red Army dead were left unburied in a thousand places along the routes to the west or in unmarked mass graves, there having been no time for proper identification and burial. Most Soviet citizens lost family members during the war. No one was left unaffected.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/russian-v-day-story-or-history-world-war-ii-not-often-heard-west

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    On Friday, one of the preeminent Jewish magazines, the Forward, published an article by Ari Feldman titled “Is Jordan Peterson Enabling Jew Hatred?” accompanied by a picture of Adolf Hitler giving the Nazi salute next to Peterson. The Forward explains Vox-style: “Jordan Peterson is a public intellectual adored by neo-Nazis, white supremacists and conspiracy theorists. The neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer called [him] ‘The Savior of Western Civilization.’”

    http://quillette.com/2018/05/13/libel-jordan-peterson-forward-story-journalistic-failure/

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    A very cool series of three studies were published several days ago in Science and Nature that I just have to share. The punchline is ultimately how ancient DNA helps us understand how the horsemen Huns & Mongols of Eurasia supplanted sedentary Indo-European with Hepatitis B and other communicable diseases. Books like the Horse, Wheel and Language have done a wonderful job painting this process. But we haven’t had the ancient DNA and even much resolution to communicable diseases amongst ancient populations, like hepatitis B.

    https://anthropology.net/2018/05/13/horse-riding-huns-mongols-spread-hepatitis-b-plague-into-the-western-eurasia-and-replaced-scythians/

    Some other interesting findings have been plucked out of these studies. Using linguistic evidence, specifically the Indo-European linguistic group is thought to have given rise to modern-day tongues such as English, French, German, Russian, Hindi, and Persian, while Turkish is part of the Turkic language group thought to have originated in east Asia, including Mongolia. From about 800 to 200 BC, the Eurasian steppe was dominated by the Scythians, a group of Iranian-speaking mounted warriors who are thought to have originated from Bronze Age farmers of western “European” ancestry.

    But we now know that Scythians were “absorbed and replaced” by Huns, a group of horsemen spreading westward out of Mongolia, “killing all the people they met but also mixing with them”. Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen eluded that horse herding and riding changed the face of Eurasia,

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    The Tories are trying doggedly to maintain control of the narrative. Stakes are high for if it eventuates that the Tories have lied deliberately for political gain, at the risk of destabilising European, indeed world peace and security, the Tory government should be forced to resign and new elections, called.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-13/skripal-affair-lie-too-far

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    EddieLomax JRobby Sun, 05/13/2018 – 16:19 Permalink
    Look at the “choice” the British electorate are given.

    We voted for brexit, and the only political parties are all pro-remain, and were officially pro-remain. The alternative we have to the conservatives is a collection of pro-marxists (who all do well for themselves from the tax payers largess), who’s “mainstream” makes the conservatives look squeaky clean on corruption.

    Right now its perfectly clear she’s desperate to tie Britain back into some sort of EU deal, she cannot conceive of a future without the UK in the EU. On Russia she displays the same lack of principles, everyone can see the Syria and Skripal events were dodgy at best, but just like on brexit this government and reality parted ways long ago.

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    GreatUncle EddieLomax Sun, 05/13/2018 – 17:28 Permalink
    Reckon this guy better sums up the true implications …

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/04/probable-western-responsibility-for-skripal-poisoning/

    As for the Skripals vanishing … would you vanish and never see your family ever again?

    No contact! No nothing?

    That concept is not normal even because to show you are well and say goodbye is to put your relatives at ease.

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    A man claiming to be a federal agent was found posted up in a Waikiki hotel with a large cache of weapons, knives, and armor, much like Stephen Paddock and Francho Bradley who also possessed their own large weapons cache and were likely sheep-dipped

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-13/federal-agent-mission-man-body-armor-large-cache-weapons-caught-waikiki-hotel

    Big Corked Boots Sun, 05/13/2018 – 17:13 Permalink
    Sheep dipped?

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    stacking12321 Big Corked Boots Sun, 05/13/2018 – 17:19 Permalink
    Yes sheep dipped

    the term refers to a government agent (army, cia, fbi, whatever), that is given a cover story of having quit the government and is thus supposedly an ex-agent, I.e., back to being a regular sheeple.

    one notable sheep dipped operative was Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing, Corbett report did a truly amazing and eye opening investigation of Oklahoma City and McVeigh:

    https://www.corbettreport.com/the-secret-life-of-timothy-mcveigh-video/

    the corbett report video even shows some found video of mcveigh working at an army base after the time he was allegedly discharged.

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    Withdrawn Sanction stacking12321 Sun, 05/13/2018 – 17:42 Permalink
    Or Lee Harvey Oswald. Former Army went to Russia, married a Russian woman at the height of the “Cold War” and then comes back to the US, no questions asked. Not even a debrief/interrogation. Comes back goes to work for a Coffee company and has a handler, Geoge DeMorinshield (sp?). GDM would later be found dead just before he was to testify about the JFK assassination. Whose private phone no. was in his phone book? Yes, George “Poppy” (…as in heroin) HW Bush. Sheep dip indeed.

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    And that is where the fun and games begin.

    First things first – who is Ahmed Al-Rahaihi?

    He is the former Qatari diplomat, alleged member of the royal family, and current head of a division of Qatar’s massive sovereign wealth fund.

    But where it gets even more Alice-in-Wonderland is the fact that he is being sued by hip-hope legend Ice Cube (and his business partner Jeff Kwatinetz) alleging that they were both used (along with their BIG3 basketball league) as pawns by the Qataris in a bid to get sympathy from people in Washington.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-13/stormys-lawyer-drops-mysterious-tweet-linking-qatari-royalty-ice-cube-cohen-flynn

    nmewn NoDebt Sun, 05/13/2018 – 20:49 Permalink
    lol…this guy is great, I mean, every lawyer I know tweets and makes unfounded accusations as and what direction he’s going in before he actually gets in front of a judge in a court of law!

    Moar popcorn please 😉

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    new game NoDebt Sun, 05/13/2018 – 20:53 Permalink
    i can imagine-just what happened for 8 years under O, which we know very little, except it wasn’t honorable.

    highest bidder governance…

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    garypaul Dilluminati Sun, 05/13/2018 – 20:48 Permalink
    I KNEW ICE-CUBE WAS BEHIND ALL THIS

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    The 5,000 year long conflict in the Middle East is not just between Jew and Arab. It is also (and, probably, primarily) between Arab and Arab. Will things suddenly get better in 2018? Sure, there have been periods of peace. But, it never lasts. Because Esau is a wild ass of a man. That’s not God talk. That’s history talk.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-13/beginners-guide-conflict-yemen

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    In what some scientists are calling a “one-in-a-million find,” archaeologists have discovered a cache of butchered rhino bones and dozens of stone tools on the Philippines’s largest island, Luzon. The find pushes back the earliest evidence for human occupation of the Philippines by more than 600,000 years, and it has archaeologists wondering who exactly these ancient humans were—and how they crossed the deep seas that surrounded that island and others in Southeast Asia.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/ancient-humans-settled-philippines-700000-years-ago-new-fossils-reveal

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    In any case, apart from all of that, Damagaard et al. do take a measured and sober approach to interpreting their archaeogenetic data in the context of the Indo-European homeland debate. The paper also includes a very thorough linguistic supplement, freely available here, which reveals that there is Eastern European Hunter-Gatherer (EHG) ancestry in soon to be published Maykop culture samples. From the supplement (emphasis is mine):

    https://eurogenes.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/hittite-era-anatolians-in-qpadm.html

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    We’ve all heard how gray parrots can outsmart toddlers in certain tests, and seen Joshua Klein’s TED talk on how he invented a vending machine for crows. But this… this is getting ridiculous.

    Below is a video uploaded to Twitter by Yuzu resident Kinoshita Soji while waiting at the Kinshichō Station in Tokyo, Japan. It shows a black crow trying to figure out how to purchase a ticket from one of the self-service vending machines, a task it probably has witnessed being performed by human commuters hundreds of times.

    At one point the clever corvid steals a credit card from an unsuspecting elderly lady, but seems to have been unable to figure out how to fulfil the transaction. The repentant thief returned the card to the bemused victim in the end.

    https://www.dailygrail.com/2018/05/just-a-crow-stealing-a-credit-card-to-purchase-a-train-ticket/

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    Nammu Creates Human Beings

    It is also in the myth of ‘Enki and Ninmah’ that Nammu is presented as the creator of human beings. The myth begins by describing the way of life the gods were leading prior to the creation of mankind. During that time, the gods had to work, “The gods were digging the canals and piling up the silt in Ḫarali.”

    Whilst the senior gods were overseeing the work, it was the minor ones who were doing the hard work. Unhappy with their difficult life, the gods began to complain and to place the blame of Enki, a major Sumerian god. Enki, however, was fast asleep “in the subterranean water, the place the inside of which no other god knows”, and therefore was not aware of the dissatisfaction of the other gods.

    It was Nammu who gathered the tears of the other gods and brought them to her son, and said “Are you really lying there asleep, and …… not awake? The gods, your creatures, are smashing their ……. My son, wake up from your bed! Please apply the skill deriving from your wisdom and create a substitute (?) for the gods so that they can be freed from their toil!”

    This woke the god up, who began to think about the matter mentioned by his mother. Eventually, Enki decided that Nammu should create the beings she had suggested to him, “the creature you planned will really come into existence. Impose on him the work of carrying baskets. You should knead clay from the top of the abzu; the birth-goddesses (?) will nip off the clay and you shall bring the form into existence.” Thus, human beings were created.

    http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/nammu-forgotten-tale-sumerian-mother-gods-0010041

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    More relevant today is that we now know that hominins occupied Flores, Sulawesi, and now Luzon, all prior to 100,000 years ago. Flores and Luzon were peopled during the early Middle Pleistocene.

    What’s more, the Flores hominins may represent a hominin group that diverged earlier than the last common ancestor of Homo erectus and archaic and modern humans. This is not a question of Homo erectus dispersing to islands, it may be a question of a branch of hominins that–except for H. floresiensis–is presently unknown.

    http://johnhawks.net/weblog/archaeology/lower/philippines/luzon-biogeography-heaney-2018.html

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    The company remains controlled by its employees, and it plans to keep the company independent.

    For now, ProtonMail’s servers remain entirely in Switzerland, but as the business grows, the company may have to expand its footprint elsewhere. “We are also considering adding datacenters inside the EU as we have gotten requests from some of our European customers,”

    https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/13/how-protonmail-is-pushing-email-privacy-standards/

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    Christine Allen, who owns a bakery, left the cupcakes inside her Honda SUV parked in the White Meadow Lake area on Wednesday night.

    On Thursday morning, she found a smashed rear window, no cupcakes, a paw print on the back seat headrest and lots of smeared icing.

    “He ate every single one,” she said.

    https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/morris/rockaway-township/2018/05/10/bear-smashes-car-window-eats-2-dozen-assorted-cupcakes-rockaway-nj/597869002/

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    In November testimony, the ex-wife readily admitted to swiping the Picasso, citing an e-mail Bill sent to her where he instructed her to “take all the furniture and art that you’d like.”

    “And so I did,” she said.

    But it wasn’t quite that simple, as testimony revealed the ex-wife’s prowess for both painting and artful deception.

    “Well, you didn’t take it and leave an empty spot on the wall, though, did you?” lawyers for Bill Gross asked.

    “No,” Sue responded.

    “You replaced it with a fake?” the lawyer asked.

    “Well, it was a painting I painted,” Sue responded.

    “A replication of the Picasso?” the lawyer asked.

    “A replication, yes,” Sue answered.

    “And it had the Picasso signature and everything, didn’t it?” the lawyer asked.

    “Not exactly . . .” she said.

    “Whose signature was it? Sue Gross?” the lawyer asked.

    “I don’t remember how I signed it. Bill will remember because I painted it at home years ago,” she said.

    “Did you tell him that you took the Picasso?” the lawyer asked.

    “No. We didn’t speak for a year and a half,” she answered just before the line of questioning turned to a 7-foot, 300-pound rabbit sculpture she also admitted taking.

    While Gross admitted that he couldn’t tell the difference between the original and the wife-drawn replica, he said he wasn’t surprised to learn of the original’s fate.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-14/bill-grosss-wife-stole-35m-picasso-their-bedroom-and-replaced-it-replica

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    In the same week in which a Tesla Model S erupted in flames after a “horrific” crash in Ft. Lauderdale, fatally trapping the two teenagers who died inside, while a second Model S rammed a stopped Salt Lake City firetruck at 60mph, mercifully without any fatalities, the Swiss tio.ch reports that yet another Tesla burst into flames after crashing on the A2 highway near the town of Bellinzona, killing a 48-year-old German driver who was trapped inside.

    According to the Swiss publication, the driver, a 48-year-old German motorist from Baden-Wurtermberg, lost control of the vehicle a few meters after the Monte Ceneri tunnel, crashing into the central guardrail, an accident that was remarkably similar to an October 2017 crash in Austria, in which a Model S also burned down, however without any fatalities.

    The car then overturned and caught fire, fatally trapping the driver.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-14/tesla-bursts-flames-after-violent-crash-switzerland-killing-driver-trapped-inside

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