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

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    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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    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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    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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    Impressive Iron Age hillfort defended by multiple banks and ditches at Pen-y-crug just west of Brecon. It has commanding views over the surrounding countryside.

    http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=4078

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    The forty-four year old Muqtada al-Sadr is the son of a Grand Ayatollah who was assassinated under Saddam Hussein. The traditional political base of the al-Sadres is in the poor of Baghdad. Sadr city in Baghdad is named after his father. Muqtada and his followers in the Mahdi Army viciously fought the U.S. occupiers as well as sectarian Sunni gangs. In 2006 the U.S. planned to kill him and al-Sadr fled to Iran. U.S. media called him “anti-American” but Sadr is simply an Iraqi nationalist. He settled in Qom and tried to acquire higher theological credentials. Academically he was said to be a rather dim bulb and his studies went nowhere. He still lacks higher clerical credentials. Al-Sadr is disliked by the Iranian government and clerics as an unreliable and unthankful maniac.

    During the U.S. occupation of Iraq we wrote quite a bit about Muqtada. Commentators at Moon of Alabama nicknamed him Mookie.

    Over the last ten years Muqtada took the non-sectarian position traditionally associated with his father. He criticized the corruption of the political class but mostly from the sideline. Muqtada has lately partnered with the Iraqi communists and with secular candidates. His coalition campaigned on an anti-establishment note. His regained significance might help to clean up the patronage policies and corruption that long paralyzed Iraqi politics.

    Muqtada has good contacts with the Saudis. His meeting with the Saudi Clown Prince Mohamad bin-Salman in July 2017 took place in an airport conference room. It lacked the usual gold and glitter of Saudi royalty. One wonders which side proposed the low drama location.

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/05/the-kingmaker-is-back-muqtada-al-sadr-wins-the-election-in-iraq.html#more

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    So now we will see – Will there be violence? Will the Arab states adjust their relations with regard to Israel? Will Turkey call for action against Israel at the OIC meeting that Erdogan has called for at mid-month? Will the Muslims ever trust the US again to act as an honest broker? Dennis Ross badly damaged our credibility. Is it completely gone – perhaps forever? Will the Muslims accept Zionist possession of the Holy City? We will see. pl

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/05/my-entry.html

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    While Turkish officials on Monday condemned Israel’s mass slaughter of Palestinian resident, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered perhaps his most scathing criticism yet, according to the Anadolu News Agency.

    In a scathing declaration, Erdogan blasted Israel’s killings as tantamount to genocide.

    He also declared that Israel is a “terrorist state” following the murder of 55 Palestinians, while also describing the killings as a “humanitarian tragedy.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-14/turkeys-erdogan-israel-terrorist-state-thats-guilty-genocide

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    A powerful fentanyl-based drug known as ‘China White’ is being sold in Newport.

    Gwent Police say officers have seen increased reports of sales and use of the fentanyl-based substance.

    They say investigations have revealed sales are taking place in the city centre and the Pill area.

    ‘China White’ is a class-A synthetic drug that is light brown in colour – it is upwards of 100 times more potent than street heroin and officers have found it being sold in its place with users being unaware.

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/powerful-fentanyl-based-drug-known-14654315

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    Diana shares a striking physical resemblance to the children of Sir James Goldsmith – Zak Goldsmith, Ben Goldsmith and Jemima Goldsmith. They are allegedly Diana’s half brothers and sister.

    Following the Rothschild protocol of interbreeding to keep the power and wealth all-in-the-family, Diana’s alleged half brother Ben Goldsmith wed Kate Rothschild in 2003.

    Princess Diana’s other alleged half brother, Zac Goldsmith, divorced his wife after he was elected British MP. He is now living with Alice Rothschild. This Rothschild-Goldsmith couple is also expected to marry.

    Many people were perplexed why parliament should — recently, during one of it’s most busy sessions since the war –, have enacted a law allowing Catholics to ascend to the throne. What perplexed them was that the issue was not even on the horizon and there was simply no justification at that stage to use valuable parliamentary time dealing with it. In the light of this theory we can better speculate what was going on. This was an ‘en Passant’ means of allowing Jews to take the throne on the basis of the ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ our cultural Marxist Queen so greatly cherishes.

    http://www.algora.com/Algora_blog/2018/02/01/the-truth-about-the-so-called-british-royal-family-are-they-a-ll-jews

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    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-14/mh370-solved-experts-call-it-suicide-and-premeditated-mass-murder-pilot-0

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    Jack Oliver Masher1 Tue, 05/15/2018 – 00:59 Permalink
    Don’t worry – the truth will always get you a few downvotes on this site !!

    Some here can’t handle the truth !!!

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    If you need it explained, you’re never going to understand it.
    It’s an absurd query, like asking for an explanation of cinema or TV or radio or theatre or painting.

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    As to the dead and wounded of Gaza

    “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

    ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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    As to the way of the world

    Guernica

    http://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/collection/artwork/guernica
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    And all of this is true and even so I do not despair. Life is bigger than all this death. Find your own way to this answer .

    Posted by: Grieved | May 14, 2018 11:48:56 PM | 106

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/05/trumps-family-applauds-zionist-massacre-of-palestinians-in-gaza/comments/page/2/#comments

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    Peter Salma, head of emergency response at the World Health Organization (WHO) said last week: “If we see a town of that size infected with Ebola, then we are going to have a major urban outbreak,” adding “We are very concerned, and we are planning for all scenarios, including the worst-case scenario.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-14/who-prepares-worst-case-congo-ebola-outbreak-spreads

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    According to Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, governments started out as simple gangs, collecting protection money.

    Many kingdoms and empires were in truth little more than large protection rackets. The king was the capo di tutti capi who collected protection money, and in return made sure that neighbouring crime syndicates and local small fry did not harm those under his protection. He did little else.

    Governments needed to rebrand if they wanted to expand into family and community affairs. This is how the great partnership of government and industry was born. They needed each other, they fed off one another.

    Governments marketed themselves to the people by appealing to the desire to be an individual. Governments said they would liberate the people from the oppressive regimes of the family and community.

    This all happened during a time when you couldn’t simply hop on the internet and find your own “tribe.” It wasn’t so easy to move away, and start fresh.

    For social outcasts or the black sheep of the family, life must have been hell. Governments and industry gave them a way out. They could become an individual, but still have the safety net of government. They could join a company to earn money, instead of depending on working on the family farm.

    When technology developed to the point where there was excess wealth, governments wanted a bigger cut, and industry wanted more profits. So they found a way to work together to make sure they could receive the extra wealth being created.

    The state and the market approached people with an offer that could not be refused. ‘Become individuals,’ they said. ‘Marry whomever you desire, without asking permission from your parents. Take up whatever job suits you, even if community elders frown. Live wherever you wish, even if you cannot make it every week to the family dinner. You are no longer dependent on your family or your community. We, the state and the market, will take care of you instead. We will provide food, shelter, education, health, welfare and employment. We will provide pensions, insurance and protection.’

    Romantic literature often presents the individual as somebody caught in a struggle against the state and the market. Nothing could be further from the truth. The state and the market are the mother and father of the individual, and the individual can survive only thanks to them. The market provides us with work, insurance and a pension. If we want to study a profession, the government’s schools are there to teach us. If we want to open a business, the bank loans us money. If we want to build a house, a construction company builds it and the bank gives us a mortgage, in some cases subsidised or insured by the state. If violence flares up, the police protect us. If we are sick for a few days, our health insurance takes care of us. If we are debilitated for months, social security steps in.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-14/individualism-product-it-has-never-truly-been-available-until-now

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    Don’t do that. Don’t try to rescue moose calves, he said. Don’t even get close to them.

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2018/05/13/tis-the-season-of-newborn-moose-calves-in-anchorage-heres-your-annual-reminder-to-steer-clear/

    “They always say don’t run from a bear, but it’s the opposite with a moose.”

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    A new survey shows 14% of Scots believe that they have encountered a mythical creature at some point in their lives.

    People from Glasgow are a lot more likely to claim this than people from Edinburgh with one in five (20%) in Glasgow making the bold claim, compared to one in 10 (10%) in Edinburgh.

    Across the UK, more people believe they have sighted mermaids than the Loch Ness monster with 2 million claiming to have seen a mermaid, compared to 1.8 million believing to have spotted Nessie.

    And 22% of the UK believe mermaids do, or could have once existed, but over a quarter (26%) of Scots think this.

    The figures were released after a mermaid appeared to have been washed ashore this morning on the Thames.

    https://www.scottishfield.co.uk/culture/film-tv/scots-believe-they-have-met-mythical-creatures/

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    Abdel-Aziz al-Dimeiry, head of the archaeological mission, said they found a five-meter (yard) long limestone painting bearing Greek inscriptions and decorated with the sun disc surrounded by cobras.

    https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/roman-era-temple-discovered-in-egypts.html

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    A White House source admits “There was an enormous amount of wishful thinking going on.” ‘We were always dealing with what we thought was possible, what the traf­fic would bear,” said an NSC staffer. ‘We wanted the Iranian government to help us achieve a joint solution to our differences but a revolution re­leases forces so powerful, so biased, so blind, that even Khomeini proved to be as much a captive of those forces as the leader of them.

    “I mean, it took us a long time to find that Iran’s revolution really meant clerical rule.””

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/05/us-marines-shot-to-kill-by-richard-sale.html

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    But the S-400 is the real game changer. The reason is the multiple intercept missiles the S-400 system can fire. The S-400 supports four different missiles – the very long range 40N6E-series (400 km), the long range 48N6 (250 km), the 9M96e2 (120 km) and the short range 9m96e (40 km). By comparison the US Patriot system supports only one interceptor missile with a range of 96 km.

    But there is more. The 9M96E2 is one of the jewels of the S-400 system. It flies at Mach 15 (around 5,000 meters per second or 18,500 kph), it can engage targets as low as 5 meters off the ground, and it can maneuver pulling up to 20 Gs (a human can withstand no more than 9 Gs with special pressure suits and helmets and for only a few seconds). It is designed to knock out penetrating aircraft and missiles flying “off the deck” or just above ground and neutralize cruise missiles.

    Dr. Carlo Kopp, one of the world’s top aerospace experts, says the S-400 has optional acquisition radars designed to defeat modern stealth aircraft such as the F-22 and the F-35. They work by operating in multiple frequency bands including both VHF and L bands that can “see” stealth-protected fighters.

    Stealth designs have been built on low-detection by X-band radars, the most common military and civilian radars (others such as C-band – now known as the G/H band – are less prevalent). The F-35 has stealth protection mainly in the front of the aircraft, meaning that when it turns away from its target it is vulnerable. In time, the entire air defense system of the US and its allies, all based primarily on X band, will become obsolete as China and Russia move toward stealth aircraft and missiles.

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russias-s-400-game-changer-the-middle-east-america-should-22760

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    1. I hate writing about Israel. The accusations of anti-semitism which necessarily go along with literally any criticism of that nation are gross enough, but even worse are the assholes who take my criticisms of the Israeli government as an invitation to actually be anti-semitic. They really do hate Jews, they really do think that every problem in the world is because of Jews and they post Jewish caricature memes and calls for genocide in the comments section on social media and it’s incredibly gross and I hate it. It feels exactly as intrusive, jarring and violating as receiving an unsolicited dick pic. But the Israeli government keeps committing war provocations and massacring Palestinians, so it’s something I’ve got to talk about.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-15/caitlin-johnstone-15-thoughts-about-israel

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    ‘The Stonehenge Bluestones’

    I generally steer well clear of long-standing and at times acrimonious debates that lie beyond my own very narrow specialism. The great Stonehenge bluestone debate is a case in point and I have always kept an open mind on the question of their transport from Pembrokeshire to Wiltshire, either as glacial erratics in some early glaciation or by human transport in the Neolithic. The central problem, until recently, was that the strength of opinions far out-weighted that of the evidence on either side. In recent years, however, despite the continued refusal of English Nature to allow the stones to be properly sampled, there has been a flurry of activity and some light is at last being shed. The evidence, new and old, is reviewed by Brian John in ‘The Stonehenge Bluestones’, published by Greencroft Books.

    I always assumed that the Stonehenge ‘bluestones’ were all nearly identical igneous rocks derived from a very small area of the Preseli Hills in North Pembrokeshire. Recent detailed petrological examination of the samples that are available, however, suggests that, on the contrary, the rock types are very varied and must have come from many different locations. Since some of the igneous textures are quite distinctive, the likely source of some small bits of stone have been traced to specific locations, some of which have been archaeologically investigated to look for evidence of Neolithic quarrying activity. I had the pleasure to visit one of those sites, at Rhosyfelin, while the material was still exposed and was singularly unimpressed with the supposed evidence for quarrying activity; it all looked completely natural to me. At the time I thought that maybe I was just missing some subtle evidence that the trained eye of the archaeologist could discern, and that the many radiocarbon dates produced for the site would doubtless be used to critically test the quarrying hypothesis. Those dates have now been published in the journal Antiquity and in fact they lend absolutely no support whatsoever to the quarrying hypothesis; a fair appraisal would be that they actually falsify it conclusively. Unfortunately that is not the interpretation of the authors of what is, sadly, one of the worst papers I have ever read.

    The other big advance of recent years, which is not really covered in this book, relates to the extent not of some early glaciation, where most of the evidence has gone, but of the very last major glaciation, the deposits of which dominate huge areas of Britain and Ireland and that have been well studied for decades. A few years ago I would have confidently stated that we knew the limits of the last (Devensian) glaciation. However, ‘Britice-Chrono’, a large interdisciplinary project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council under the leadership of Chris Clark at Sheffield has changed that view completely. The ‘established’ limits of the last glaciation were based on geomorphological evidence, like the distribution of erratics, but in this project a wider range of more expensive methods were brought to bear, including detailed off-shore survey, satellite and other remotely-sensed imagery and a whole raft of the most up-to-date dating techniques. It turns out that our ‘established view’ of the extent (and thickness) of Devensian ice was not just wrong but wildly inaccurate. The ice was much more extensive than we thought; in many areas where we mapped it as terminating on land it actually reached right out to the shelf edge.

    No one is suggesting that the Stonehenge bluestones were carried to anywhere near Wiltshire in the last glaciation. If glacier ice was responsible it would have been in a much earlier glaciation and subsequent glaciations will have removed the evidence further north and west. The evidence for glaciation so far south and east has not really improved, perhaps the strongest being the presence of ‘bluestones’ in archaeological structures that certainly predate Stonehenge. Given the lessons of the Devensian glaciation, however, I am certainly not willing to state categorically that glacial transport of erratics from Pembrokeshire to somewhere near Stonehenge is impossible.

    Having read, and enjoyed, ‘The Stonehenge Bluestones’ I have to admit that I still have an open mind. It seems to me that the evidence for glacier ice carrying big stones from northern Pembrokeshire to somewhere near Wiltshire is rather scant. However, the evidence for those stones having been carried by Neolithic people seems to be completely absent, and the supposed evidence for them being quarried at Rhosyfelin is, in my view, just plain silly. I am not tempted to enter the debate in earnest, I do not know enough about the Neolithic or pre-Devensian glaciations, but if I was forced to bet a pint of good pembrokeshire beer, preferably from the Bluestone Brewery at Cilgwyn, I think I would put it on the glacier transport hypothesis.

    Professor Danny McCarroll

    https://brian-mountainman.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/another-book-review.html

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    Fisher left the group and eventually concluded that he had been victimized by what the Tibetan Book of the Dead calls pretas, or ‘hungry ghosts’ – malign spirits who deceive and corrupt their human interlocutors. He warns his readers to be wary of involvement in the supernatural, and on this note of caution the book ends.

    But this was not the end of Joe Fisher’s story. He continued to obsess on his experience. Eleven years after the publication of Hungry Ghosts, he confided to a friend that he believed the spirits were out to get him for publicizing their activities. They would not leave him alone. In 2001, at age 53, he made his escape. He threw himself off a cliff, ending his life.

    There are at least two ways of interpreting this bizarre story. Either Fisher became unhinged as a result of his participation in the séances, and eventually fell victim to his own paranoia; or he actually did come into contact with malevolent spirit entities, against which he had no protection.

    Fisher wasn’t the only person in the medium’s circle to suffer psychological damage. Everyone in the group was affected to some extent. This is not uncommon. Immersion in the occult can have unpredictable effects on the dynamics and psychology of a group. An example that comes to mind are the ITC experiments described by Mark Macy in Miracles in the Storm. ITC is an acronym for Instrumental Transcommunication. This activity, which has gained a surprising number of adherents, involves using technology to contact the dead. It evolved out of EVP, or Electronic Voice Phenomena, a field of amateur research in which “spirit voices” are supposedly picked up on tape recorders. ITC is more high-tech, employing video cameras, TV sets, fax machines, and computers. Enthusiasts claim they have received images and messages from another dimension, and that they are in regular contact with like-minded “experimenters” from beyond.

    https://www.dailygrail.com/2018/05/hungry-ghosts/

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    While walking on the beach, many people look out for a number of things: Shells, buried treasure, crabs, and dolphins among them. But if you’re on a beach in British Columbia, you might want to keep an eye out for something a little more sinister—about 15 severed feet have washed up on the shores there in the past few years. The latest was found on May 6, wedged in a mass of logs on Gabriola Island, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/72586/mysterious-cases-severed-feet-british-columbia

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    When Google DeepMind researchers trained a neural network to tackle a virtual maze, it spontaneously developed digital equivalents to the specialized neurons called grid cells that mammals use to navigate. Not only did the resulting AI system have superhuman navigation capabilities, the research could provide insight into how our brains work.

    https://singularityhub.com/2018/05/14/this-deepmind-ai-spontaneously-developed-navigation-neurons-like-ours/#sm.0000axth0llfedfhxap1oy19kf97o

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    The wind isn’t what it used to be. Scientists say surface wind speeds across the planet have fallen by as much as 25% since the 1970s. The eerie phenomenon – dubbed ‘stilling’ – is believed to be a consequence of global warming, and may impact everything from agriculture to the liveability of our cities. It has taken more than a decade for scientists to get a handle on stilling, a term coined by Australian National University ecohydrologist Michael Roderick in 2007.

    Roderick had spent years studying a 50-year decline across Europe and North America of a climate metric called pan evaporation. It measures the rate at which water evaporates from a dish left outside. With his colleague biophysicist Graham Farquhar, he found the cause: the sunlight had dimmed due to air pollution. Less light equals slower evaporation.

    In 2002, after publishing the explanation in the journal Science, Roderick received a query from Roger Beale, the head of Australia’s federal department for the environment. Was pan evaporation also declining in Australia? “To my embarrassment,” Roderick recalls, “I had to say I didn’t know, because I’d never looked.”

    https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/the-wind-is-slowing-down

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    There is great variety among these entities, but there are also some creatures that recur with surprising frequency. A basic inventory would include enormous amoebas and tentacled beings; felines; insects (especially mantids); reptiles; robots, “mechanoids” and androids; aliens; and humanoids (including elves, clowns, goblins, divinities, “ancestors”, “elementals”, “little cartoon character like entities”, and daemons). Humanoids or beings with primarily human attributes are probably the most common.

    “Giant lizards seem connected with impulses and instincts that many humans, and mammals generally, might consider highly antisocial or even psychopathic. As such, in psychedelic visions they may contribute to an understanding of our repressed tendencies and neuroses.”

    https://kahpi.net/meeting-the-dmt-trip-entities-in-art/

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    Sites like this can be found up and down the Nile River in northern Sudan, and at each one, archaeologists are uncovering hundreds of artifacts, decorated tombs, temples, and towns. Each finding is precious, the scientists say, because they provide clues about who the ancient Nubians were, what art they made, what language they spoke, how they worshipped, and how they died — valuable puzzle pieces in the quest to understand the mosaic of human civilization writ large. And yet, everything from hydroelectric dams to desertification in northern Sudan threaten to overtake, and in some cases, erase these hallowed archaeological grounds. Now, scientists armed with an array of technologies — and a quickened sense of purpose — are scrambling to uncover and document what they can before the window of discovery closes on what remains of ancient Nubia.

    “Only now do we realize how much pristine archaeology is just waiting to be found,” says David Edwards, an archaeologist at the University of Leicester in the U.K.

    “But just as we are becoming aware it’s there, it’s gone,” he adds. Within the next 10 years, Edwards says, “most of ancient Nubia might be swept away.”

    https://undark.org/article/nubia-sudan-amara-west-archaeology/

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    Only some of the petroglyphs catch the eye right away.

    So Tony Farque held up a flashlight and clicked the button to trigger a strobe. Light flickered on the rock wall towering above him, revealing a hidden tapestry of carvings. Farque said the strobe light mimics the glow of pitch torches used by Native Americans who carved the mysterious etchings in the rock thousands of years ago.

    “This is the largest and most complete rock art site in western Oregon by far,” said Farque, archaeologist for the Sweet Home Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest. “There is a lot here.”

    http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2018/05/trip_to_oregons_cascadia_cave.html

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    An ancient species of human with a brain no larger than an orange may have possessed intelligence to rival that of our own species.

    Despite their size, the brains of Homo naledi have many of the sophisticated features found in modern humans.

    The discovery has led to suggestions that long-standing beliefs about the evolution of human brains are “fundamentally wrong,” and much of Africa’s archaeology should be reconsidered.

    H. naledi was revealed to the world in 2015 after at least 15 skeletons were unearthed in a South African cave. It immediately caused a stir because of its combination of primitive and advanced characteristics.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancient-humans-homo-naledi-brains-intelligence-evolution-behaviour-a8351451.html

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    The Israeli-Palestinian struggle is a tribal war, a struggle for the same narrow strip of land between two peoples who hate each other. In this struggle The Israelis have the US on their side and the Palestinians have the Islamic World.

    There is no end in sight. pl

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/05/httpswwwwashingtonpostcomworldtoll-for-gaza-protests-rises-to-59-as-baby-dies-from-tear-gas-with-more-protests-expecte.html

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    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-15/paul-craig-roberts-putins-strategy-finally-beginning-work

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    RationalLuddite keep the basta… Wed, 05/16/2018 – 02:25 Permalink
    Agree 500% KtB. I agree with Bach too.

    Chapter 3 of the Killing of William Browder is a good short Red Pilling on the Rape of Russia in the 1990s ( free PDF versionof the book in the link https://www.sott.net/article/359671-New-book-eviscerates-Russian-corrup… )

    (https://thesaker.is/the-rape-of-russia-saker-blog-exclusive-interview/ )

    for those unaware or in doubt, and chapter 4 a good summary if the true strategic maturity, yes, fuckin genius of Putin. The Colder War by Katusa is excellent for grasping the Putinisation of energy and the long patient investment of Russia under Putin.

    Bibi will likely not be happy tonight but too. Looks like yesterday’s massacre in Gaza have Putin the extra public justification he needed. He petsonally just announced *s-500s* to *Syria* soon as possible. Unless this is just a threat for negotiation purposes that is quite unexpected

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    The Daily Mail has the gripping story about Mueller’s deal with a Russian Oligarch to pay a $25 million hostage in Iran deal…Palestinians riot due to Trump moving the embassy as the Jews demanded he do this…so Jews who run mainstream anti-Trump media are now suddenly siding with the Palestinians! HAHAHA. And worse, Stormy and her wretched lawyer make the news overseas due to the lawyer being a tax cheat and a con man! Very suitable. Not in mainstream US news, at least not on the front pages.

    Meanwhile the Jewish Zionists who own and run the NYT and are the main reporters there, attack Trump for doing what the Israels demanded he do for them, that is, move the US embassy to Jerusalem:

    https://emsnews.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/mueller-now-snagged-in-begging-putin-buddy-for-25-million-to-rescue-ex-agent-in-iran/#more-37221

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    Much of what defines us as a species is all in our heads.

    First and foremost, we’ve got these big, powerful brains, and small faces tucked underneath a skull that expanded to house our most precious organ.

    There’s another trait that researchers once assumed was a Homo sapiens hallmark, based in the brain but most obvious in the upper limbs: Nine out of 10 humans are considered right-handed.

    “It doesn’t matter where you find them, humans have that ratio,” says retired University of Kansas anthropologist David Frayer. Across history and geography, our species has shown remarkable consistency. And no other species appeared so strongly biased toward right-handedness.

    The trait’s emergence in our species alone, the thinking went, was yet another indication of our superiority, a preference controlled by the brain and directly linked to our capacity for language and tool-making.

    Um, no.

    http://discovermagazine.com/2018/jun/was-science-wrong-about-being-right

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    Strzok, of course, was reassigned to another department within the FBI after anti-Trump and pro-Clinton text messages were uncovered by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Strzok remains under investigation by the IG, while his FBI “lovebird” Lisa Page resigned (was fired) in early May.

    Strzok spearheaded the FBI’s early investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in 2016 – until former FBI Director James Comey was fired, and his infamous “memos” suggesting obstruction kicked off special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

    Brennan swears the dossier was not used “in any way” as a basis for the ICA – explaining that he only “heard snippets” from the press in the summer of 2016.

    “Brennan’s claims are impossible to believe,” Fleitz asserted.

    “Brennan was pushing the Trump collusion line in mid-2016 and claimed to start the FBI collusion investigation in August 2016,” he said. “It’s impossible to believe Brennan was pushing for this investigation without having read the dossier.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-15/brennan-was-feeding-obama-unverified-info-steele-dossier-contradicting-2017

    IntercoursetheEU Stuck on Zero Tue, 05/15/2018 – 22:55 Permalink
    Does a Brennan poop in the Post?

    “NY-R Rep Peter King was among the first to insist that CIA Director John Brennan was responsible for a ‘hit job’ against president-elect Donald Trump by going around the intelligence community and leaking information to the press suggesting that Russia was behind the hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.” – Killing the Deep State, Dr. Jerome Corsi, PhD, p.59

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