Reality, Faeries, Parapsychology, Orthodox History, Forbidden History

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This article is based primarily on the results of the recent census into faerie sightings by Simon Young and The Fairy Investigation Society. It includes c.500 reports from all over the world, although the majority are from Britain, Ireland and North America. In some ways this is a follow up survey to that carried out by Marjorie Johnson, and published as Seeing Fairies in 2014.

Johnson’s survey was restricted to mostly cases from the mid 20th century, but the new census (published as a free downloadable document in January 2018) contains encounters from the 1960s (with a few predating this) through to the present day, with the majority post-1980. In the introduction to the census, Simon Young explains how the publication takes a different tack to Johnson’s work: “Marjorie Johnson wanted to prove that fairies exist. I do not have this ambition. I, instead, want to get a better understanding of who sees fairies and under what circumstances by looking at the stories and the sightings.”

And while contributors to the census were given the opportunity to state what they thought their experiences represented, there is no editorial evaluation into the sightings.

https://deadbutdreaming.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/a-numinous-zone-preternatural-modern-faeries/

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But it is no longer just a question of Zimbardo’s word against theirs. This past April, a French academic and filmmaker named Thibault Le Texier published Histoire d’un Mensonge [History of a Lie], plumbing newly-released documents from Zimbardo’s archives at Stanford University to tell a dramatically different story of the experiment.

After Zimbardo told me that Korpi and Yacco’s accusations were baseless, I read him a transcript unearthed by Le Texier of a taped conversation between Zimbardo and his staff on day three of the simulation: “An interesting thing was that the guys who came in yesterday, the two guys who came in and said they wanted to leave, and I said no,” Zimbardo told his staff. “There are only two conditions under which you can leave, medical help or psychiatric… I think they really believed they can’t get out.”

“Now, okay,” Zimbardo corrected himself on the phone with me. He then acknowledged that the informed consent forms which subjects signed had included an explicit safe phrase: “I quit the experiment.” Only that precise phrase would trigger their release.

https://medium.com/s/trustissues/the-lifespan-of-a-lie-d869212b1f62

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Is controversial research into telepathy and other seeming ‘super-powers’ of the mind starting to be more accepted by orthodox science? In its latest issue, American Psychologist – the official peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Psychological Association – has published a paper that reviews the research so far into parapsychological (‘psi’) abilities, and concludes that the “evidence provides cumulative support for the reality of psi, which cannot be readily explained away by the quality of the studies, fraud, selective reporting, experimental or analytical incompetence, or other frequent criticisms.”

The new paper – “The experimental evidence for parapsychological phenomena: a review“, by Etzel Cardeña of Lund University – also discusses recent theories from physics and psychology “that present psi phenomena as at least plausible”, and concludes with recommendations for further progress in the field.

The paper begins by noting the reason for presenting an overview and discussion of the topic: “Most psychologists could reasonably be described as uninformed skeptics — a minority could reasonably be described as prejudiced bigots — where the paranormal is concerned”. Indeed, it quotes one cognitive scientist as stating that the acceptance of psi phenomena would “send all of science as we know it crashing to the ground”.

https://www.dailygrail.com/2018/06/the-reality-of-psi-leading-journal-publishes-a-paper-revealing-the-evidence-for-superpowers-of-the-mind/

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In the modern world, science has gifted (or is that cursed?) us with an awareness that what we once thought was ‘reality’ is actually just a highly filtered, tiny portion of what is actually ‘out there’. As Buckminster Fuller put it:

Up to the Twentieth Century, reality was everything humans could touch, smell, see and hear. Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum, humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality.

But scientists have also found that the thing we think of as ‘reality’ is not only a filtered fraction of a much greater whole, but is also extremely malleable, due to the fact that – for each of us – what we think of as reality is actually an approximation, a model we have built in our minds, built on information taken in from our environment. And one of the major filters affecting how that model is built is the language we think in.

https://www.dailygrail.com/2018/06/words-are-magic-how-the-language-you-speak-and-hear-changes-your-reality/

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The Cold War is long over, and along with it the greatest flourishing of mad-scientific thought since the Dark Ages. But there are still some, like Estonian-born technocrat Anton Vaino, who keep the flame alive. By day, Vaino is Vladimir Putin’s new chief of staff, in charge of the daily schedule of one of the world’s most powerful men. By night, Vaino is the co-inventor of the nooscope, “the first device of its kind that allows for the study of humanity’s collective mind”—a tool so powerful it can, by Vaino’s own admission, see into the future.1

Financial markets, like Selena and Bieber’s tumultuous, on-again, off-again romance, appear complicated, even chaotic to the casual observer. But beneath that apparent chaos lies a complex interplay of psychological, economic, and political forces. Gather enough data and feed it into a powerful enough predictive model and you can forecast how these forces will play out—at least that’s what advocates of big data and predictive analytics have been telling us for years.

http://www.madscientistblog.ca/anton-vaino-one-nooscope-to-rule-them-all/#sthash.toihxHbC.mJCvDQT0.dpbs

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The average human being can identify 430 corporate logos but can’t differentiate five different plants by looking at their leaves. Yet, there remains a simplicity and a beauty present in the natural world that we, as Marshmallow Laser Feast, try to re-interpret.

Did you know, for instance, that a mosquito can see carbon dioxide? Or that a dragonfly sees at 300 frames per second, which is a much higher frame-rate than our iPhone cameras? Or that owls can read a newspaper from the other side of a football pitch?

These incredible features evolved naturally, but we are so human-centric in our day-to-day lives that we don’t consider them.

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/marshmallow-laser-feast/index.html

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Regular readers of the Daily Grail will know that we regularly explore the strange interactions between science and the occult through history, as well as the rewriting of that history by some in the modern ‘skeptical’ movement. If you’ve found those topics of interest, then I encourage you to check out Forbidden Histories, a website created by Dr. Andreas Sommer, a historian working on the interrelations of the sciences and magic.

Forbidden Histories‘ mission is to communicate some of this little-known history to the broader public, and explore how and why modern science seems to have disowned its own past (and present):

If you wish to be considered a scientific-minded person, you probably know that you really shouldn’t believe in the occurrence of events commonly referred to as ‘supernatural’. If there was something to that sort of thing, surely the greats of science such as Newton, Bacon, Boyle, the Curies and Einstein would have told us.

What may surprise you is that each of the scientific icons named above, and many others of similar standing, took reports of ‘marvellous’ phenomena quite seriously. In fact, the consensus in historical scholarship regarding the relationship between science and ‘magic’ has shifted notably during the past five decades. Even the most conservative historian of science will tell you today what previous generations ignored or denied:

https://www.dailygrail.com/2018/07/forbidden-histories-why-everything-you-knew-about-the-history-of-science-and-magic-might-be-wrong/

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DNA usually likes to follow rules. Strands of DNA are copied somewhat faithfully, and the copies are passed from parents to offspring, thus driving evolution as we know it. But, according to new estimates, fifty percent your genome is also composed of renegade DNA that likes to jump from species to species. This rogue DNA, researchers write in a Genome Biology article published Monday, has randomly inserted itself into almost every genome on this planet throughout the evolution of life. They are all that remain of a series of mysterious events from millions of years ago.

Atma Ivancevic, Ph.D., a post-doctoral neurogenetics and bioinformatics researcher and lead author of the paper, began his study by seeking to explain why the same rogue DNA can be found in animals as vastly different as sea urchins and humans. It’s established that most species on earth share a large amount of genetic material — you’ve probably heard the that humans share roughly 99 percent of our DNA with chimps — but these genes are different, says Ivancevic.

https://www.inverse.com/article/46816-evolution-species-jumping-genes

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Biologists sometimes rely on predictive models based on the type of food that a particular species usually consumes, and there they are located, but here we see that not always a species is where it is believed to be its ideal habitat, but may even be in regions that were thought inadequate.

 According to the results of this last study, about 57 thousand square kilometers of forest that several predictive models estimated to be inhabited by chimpanzees, do not have one or more of our primate relatives. 

Primates are characterized by having been very adaptable throughout their evolutionary history, and chimpanzees are not the exception, they can adapt their lifestyle to various environmental conditions.

What do Neanderthals like best?

To know what habitat Neandertals prefer, scientists first map all known sites. Exactly this species of extinguished humans is on which more information has the paleoantropólogos. Everything that is known about these sites, that is, what the climate was like in that time, what kind of vegetation there was in the area, and what was its fauna, what would be the habitat. 

Obviously, in extinct hominid species about which we barely know a deposit, the information is very small, and speculation a lot. If there are many palaeanthropological sites, such as the Neanderthals, a larger picture can be painted about the preferences or tolerances of the species in question. With all this information, one can predict in which region the chosen hominid may or may not have lived.

http://neanderthalis.blogspot.com/2018/05/los-chimpances-no-viven-donde-se-creia.html

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Strasser argued that the tools may represent a sea-borne migration of Neandertals from the Near East to Europe. The team used a variety of techniques to date the soil around the tools to at least 130,000 years old, but they could not pinpoint a more exact date. And the stratigraphy at the site is unclear, raising questions about whether the artifacts are as old as the soil they were embedded in. So other archaeologists were skeptical.

But the surprise discovery prompted researchers to scour the region for additional  sites, an effort that is now bearing fruit. Possible Neandertal artifacts have turned up on a number of islands, including at Stelida on the island of Naxos. Naxos sits 250 kilometers north of Crete in the Aegean Sea; even during glacial times, when sea levels were lower, it was likely accessible only by watercraft. A Greek-Canadian team co-led by Tristan Carter of McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, uncovered hundreds of tools embedded in the soil of a chert quarry. The hand axes and blades resemble the so-called Mousterian toolkit, which Neandertals and modern humans made from about 200,000 years ago until 50,000 years ago. These tools require a more sophisticated flaking method than Acheulean types do, including preparing a stone core before striking flakes off it.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/neandertals-stone-age-people-may-have-voyaged-mediterranean

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If you trace back through human history, there have been a number of occasions where population diversity has taken a massive nosedive. One example is the ‘genetic bottleneck’ that occurred around 70,000 years ago when a number of possible environmental disasters reduced the world’s human population to somewhere between 3,000 and 10,000 people.

A more recent event that occurred 7,000 years ago – which has remained a mystery for decades – saw that over a period of 2,000 years, the diversity in Y chromosomes just collapsed.

So extreme was this collapse, research has shown, that it resembled a plot from post-apocalyptic fiction, with only one man left to mate for every 17 women.

Generations of war

Now, however, a team from Stanford University has published a theory in Nature Communications that seems to suggest something relatively straightforward: all the men killed each other.

The team’s argument is that the collapse was due to generations of war between extended kinship groups known as patrilineal clans, whose membership was dominated by male ancestors.

First put forward by sociology undergraduate students Tian Chen Zeng and Alan Aw, the pair later collaborated with Prof Marcus Feldman to pick apart the peculiar bottleneck.

What made it so strange was, not only was it not observed in women, but it is much more recent than other biologically similar events, hinting that its origins might have something to do with changing social structures.

Changing social structures

At that time, human social structures were changing due to the onset of farming around 12,000 years ago and the emergence of patrilineal clans, which could have had significant biological consequences.

While women may have married into a clan, men in such clans are all related through male ancestors and therefore tend to have the same Y chromosomes, making it seem that everyone in a clan had the same father.

To explain how even between-clan variation might have declined during the bottleneck, the research team hypothesised that repeated wars between clans would also wipe out a good many male lineages and their unique Y chromosomes in the process.

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/human-y-chromosomes-ancient-wars

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Well, my dear readers, I think this post is going to be very brief, because this time I have much else which must be attended to, and little to say….

Here are a few more videos that I found interesting, if you have some time to fill..

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    In February Mueller indicted the Russian Internet Research Agency, a clickbait farm run for commercial purpose, of influencing the U.S. election. The expectation then like now was that there would never be trial. In a surprise move one of the accused Russian companies, Concord Management, took up the challenge and demanded discovery. Mueller then tried to delay the hand over of evidence (which he probably does not have.) A judge rejected the attempt. The case is pending.

    Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who announced the indictment, also made three points that will likely get little coverage. He said (video) that there are no allegations in the indictment that:

    any American knew that they were in contact with Russians or with a Russian operation,
    any American committed a crime in relation to this,
    that the operation changed or influenced the election.
    The indictment, which may well be made up and is unlikely to ever be tested in court, will reinforce the “Russia is an enemy” campaign which was launched way before the 2016 election. It will reinforce the believe of some Democrats that Russia, and not the selection of a disgusting candidate, cost Hillary Clinton the presidency.

    The detente with Russia which U.S. president Donald Trump tries to achieve will now be more difficult to implement and to sustain.

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/07/no-evidence-in-muellers-indictment-of-12-russians-release-now-may-sabotage-upcoming-summit.html#more

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    I was shocked to discover, thanks to the indictment, how inept Crowdstrike was in this entire process. Not only did more than 30 days lapse before they attempted to shutdown the Russian hacking by installing new software and issuing new email passwords, but their so-called security fix left the Russians running an operation until October 2016. How can you be considered a credible cyber security company yet fail to shutdown the alleged Russian intrusion? It does not make sense.

    The most glaring deficit in the indictment is the lack of supporting evidence to back up the charges levied in the indictment. How do we know that computer files were erased if the FBI did not have access to the computers and the servers? How do we know the names of the 12 Russian GRU officers? The Russians do not publish directories of secret organizations. Where did this information come from?

    It would appear that the release of the indictment today was a deliberate political act designed to detract and distract from the Trump visit to the UK and to put pressure on him to confront Vladimir Putin. I have heard from many of my former colleagues who are hoping that Putin calls the Rosenstein bluff. If forced to reveal the “evidence” behind this indictment because of a challenge from a defendant, the results will be a disaster for the prosecution.

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/07/something-rotten-about-the-doj-indictment-of-the-gru-by-publius-tacitus.html

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    The announced meeting between Trump and Putin has already produced a good result by revealing the hypocrisy of the media and politicians. The meeting has been branded as the greatest danger to humanity, according to the Western globalist elite, because of the danger that “peace could break out between Russia and the United States”.

    Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. The following so stretches credulity that sources will have to be cited and an exact quotations given to be believed.

    A case in point is the following title:

    “Fears growing over the prospect of Trump ‘peace deal’ with Putin”.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-13/globalist-elite-fears-peace-wants-war

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    A dolmen of the Kozhokh group of megaliths on the Belaya River, Russia. In this area there used to be a lot of dolmens, now just a few specimens have survived. Some were reconstructed and restored by archaeologists a few years ago.

    Megalithica.ru

    http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=50267

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    Archaeologists say recent dry weather has given them the best chance since 1976 to detect new sites from the air.

    Marks in crop fields across central and southern Scotland have revealed new Iron Age structures in the Borders, and a temporary Roman camp near Peebles.

    Dave Cowley from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) said: “We depend on dry years to bring out the buried remains in the crops.”

    He added that newly revealed sites “add to our ability to see into the past.”

    Banana shape in parched grass

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44812713

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    A PATHOGEN THAT resists almost all of the drugs developed to treat or kill it is moving rapidly across the world, and public health experts are stymied how to stop it.

    By now, that’s a familiar scenario, the central narrative in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But this particular pathogen isn’t a bacterium. It’s a yeast, a new variety of an organism so common that it’s used as one of the basic tools of lab science, transformed into an infection so disturbing that one lead researcher called it “more infectious than Ebola” at an international conference last week.

    https://www.wired.com/story/the-strange-and-curious-case-of-the-deadly-superbug-yeast/

    The center of the emerging problem is that this yeast isn’t behaving like a yeast. Normally, yeast hangs out in warm, damp spaces in the body, and surges out of that niche only when its local ecosystem veers out of balance. That’s what happens in vaginal yeast infections, for instance, and also in infections that bloom in the mouth and throat or bloodstream when the immune system breaks down.

    But in that standard scenario, the yeast that has gone rogue only infects the person it was residing in. C. auris breaks that pattern. It has developed the ability to survive on cool external skin and cold inorganic surfaces, which allows it to linger on the hands of healthcare workers and on the doorknobs and counters and computer keys of a hospital room. With that assist, it can travel from its original host to new victims, passing from person to person in outbreaks that last for weeks or months.

    Yeast is a fungus, but C. auris is behaving like a bacterium — in fact, like a bacterial superbug. It’s a cross-species shift as inexplicable as if a grass-munching cow hopped a fence and began bloodily chomping on the sheep in the pasture next door.

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    “We are not in contempt of this Congress, and we are not going to be in contempt of this Congress,” Rosenstein told lawmakers.

    Republicans, meanwhile, approved a resolution on the House floor demanding that the DOJ turn over thousands of requested documents by July 6. And while the DOJ did provide Congressional investigators with access to a trove of documents, House GOP said the document delivery was incomplete, according to Fox News.

    That didn’t impress Congressional GOP.

    “For over eight months, they have had the opportunity to choose transparency. But they’ve instead chosen to withhold information and impede any effort of Congress to conduct oversight,” said Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a sponsor of Thursday’s House resolution who raised the possibility of impeachment this week. “If Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice have nothing to hide, they certainly haven’t acted like it.” -New York Times (6/28/18)

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/rod-rosenstein-impeachment-plans-drawn-report

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    The fact that Meueller claims the DNC was a hack and not leaked by Seth Rich, inside the DNC. Re: Binney’s posts on data transfer speeds shows you this is not about justice but sedition.

    Mueller has politicized the Special Prosecutor and the timing is obviously meant to hamstring Trump in Helsinki

    Trump should listen to Vlad: the dogs bark but the caravan rolls on

    Posted by: Anunnaki | Jul 14, 2018 9:58:55 AM | 75

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    Exactly what I was thinking, he can create multiple indictments and nothing will get to court, hes knows that.
    What this really is, is a giant PSYOP, crazy propaganda going on in front of us. And how many people protest?
    Nothing but a witch hunt as Trump have pointed out.
    I am sure Mueller could create a collusion indictment too, there is no stop against these lying neocons.

    After all, this is the same guy that was part of the Iraq WMD lies,

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/07/no-evidence-in-muellers-indictment-of-12-russians-release-now-may-sabotage-upcoming-summit.html#c6a00d8341c640e53ef022ad35b04b1200c

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    Who knew that the black swan – or rather “red elephant” – that could destroy Tesla was not its staggering cash burn rate, which last quarter went through $12 million every day, would be the “shocking” discovery that the opportunistic self-proclaimed “socialist” CEO with a penchant for taxpayer subsidies was in fact… a closet republican.

    Earlier today, ProPublica published filings which revealed that Elon Musk is a top donor to a Republican PAC named Protect the House and aimed at keeping control of Congress. The PAC raised over $8 million in in the second quarter for Republican lawmakers hoping to fend off Democratic challengers.

    The top donors of the PAC include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Houston Texans owner Robert McNair. Although Adelson and McNair’s contributions far outweighed Musk’s — Adelson and McNair each gave $371,500 respectively, while Musk gave $33,900 — Musk was one of the top 50 donors of the PAC, just below Ken Griffin and Hank Paulson and above the Bass family and Stephen Schwarzman.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/liberal-meltdown-furious-libs-outraged-after-elon-musk-revealed-one-top-republican

    By the way, I am actually a socialist. Just not the kind that shifts resources from most productive to least productive, pretending to do good, while actually causing harm. True socialism seeks greatest good for all.

    Last week he was an anarchist !
    Perhaps he’s confused, or perhaps he’s a conman who will say whatever he believes will gain him an advantage, similar to his admirer, Vinay Gupta.

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    As we sift through the ashes of Thursday’s dumpster-fire Congressional hearing with still employed FBI agent Peter Strzok, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller plucked out a key exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) and Strzok which revealed a yet-unknown bombshell about the Clinton email case.

    Nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s emails on her homebrew server went to a foreign entity that isn’t Russia. When this was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), IG Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Ruckner and an attorney to notify Strzok along with three other people about the “anomaly.”

    Four separate attempts were also made to notify DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to brief him on the massive security breach, however Horowitz “never returned the call.” Recall that Horowitz concluded last month that despite Strzok’s extreme bias towards Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump – none of it translated to Strzok’s work at the FBI.

    In other words; Strzok, while investigating Clinton’s email server, completely ignored the fact that most of Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity – while IG Horowitz simply didn’t want to know about it.

    The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok. -Daily Caller

    Gohmert continued; “It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/majority-clinton-emails-funneled-foreign-entity-when-ig-told-strzok-he-completely

    So given that we now have at least two major bombshells that the FBI sat on, we revisit the case of CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery – who similarly walked into the Washington D.C. FBI field office in 2015 with 47 hard drives and 600 million pages of information he says proves that President Trump and others were victims of mass surveillance, according to NewsMax.

    Under grants of immunity, which I obtained through Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis, Montgomery produced the hard drives and later was interviewed under oath in a secure room at the FBI Field Office in the District of Columbia. There he laid out how persons like then-businessman Donald Trump were illegally spied upon by Clapper, Brennan, and the spy agencies of the Obama administration.

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    GOP lawmakers were pleased with former FBI attorney Lisa Page’s Friday closed-door interview with select House committee members – in sharp contrast to her former FBI co-worker and lover Peter Strzok’s Thursday testimony which was mostly a ten-hourtrain wreck.

    After just five hours, a “cooperative” and “credible” Page answered many questions Strzok didn’t, according to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) as reported by Politico’s Kyle Cheney, in large part because FBI attorneys present at the session backed off and let her answer more questions.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/credible-lisa-page-wows-house-gop-supports-theory-fbi-had-desired-outcome-russia

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    In a corner of Barry where the hand of regeneration has transformed the town’s dockland, echoes of the past are everywhere.

    The 42m-high chimney of the historic Grade II-listed pumphouse looms large, providing welcome shade from the heatwave that has left Wales sweltering in its wake.

    One of the last reminders of Barry Docks’ heyday during the early 20th century, Barry Pumping Station was built in the 1880s to provide hydraulic power to the docks when it was one of the largest coal-exporting ports in Wales.

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/locomotives-graveyard-hundreds-old-trains-14908147

    “It would be a desert out there without the engines which were saved from scrappage from the yard,” he says.

    “More than 80% of the locomotives running in the UK can be traced to Woodham’s. Without it, the landscape would look very different indeed.”

    Steam engines consigned to Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry Docks in 1968
    How Woodham’s came to earn the name “the locomotives’ graveyard” can be traced back to the huge British Rail modernisation programme in the late 1960s, when the introduction of new diesel engines sounded the death knell for steam trains.

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    When 12 kids and their soccer coach were rescued from a cave in Thailand, the entire world rejoiced. Except for Elon Musk, who took shots at the joint co-commander of the operation for not using his proposed solution. Late last week, an interview with another rescue worker on CNN International was released and has the rescue worker on camera not only saying that Musk could take his solution and ”stick it where it hurts“ but also stating that it would’ve never worked and basically that Elon had no idea what he was doing. I offer my take on the situation.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/elon-musk-told-shove-proposed-cave-solution-his

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    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/majority-clinton-emails-funneled-foreign-entity-when-ig-told-strzok-he-completely

    Chocura750 Sun, 07/15/2018 – 05:28 Permalink
    “Foreign entity” until the name of the entity is known there is nothing to talk about really. This email story was a faked up hype from the beginning. Useful to confuse the public.

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    Victor999 Sun, 07/15/2018 – 03:02 Permalink
    Foreign entity = Israel

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    TRM Sun, 07/15/2018 – 02:22 Permalink
    “Strzok completely ignored the fact that most of Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity – while IG Horowitz simply didn’t want to know about it. ”

    Gee I wonder what foreign country could make people in the FBI & DOJ do the “hear no evil” routine? Oh yea the one that OWNS them. Israel.

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    platyops Sun, 07/15/2018 – 00:59 Permalink
    Who killed Seth Rich? The answer may be out soon.

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    MARDUKTA platyops Sun, 07/15/2018 – 07:34 Permalink
    My money says he is alive. The cartel will soon fall.

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    rkoen Sun, 07/15/2018 – 00:35 Permalink
    Everytime I see the word “conviction” I laugh. We know that once you get into govt it’s a pass that you can never be convicted of ANYTHING! Has a sitting senator ever murdered someone? I bet they’d get off! FBI? Hey no prob–they can do anything they want. Unless its Trump–then their teeth are grinding to waterboard him….

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    you_do Sun, 07/15/2018 – 00:06 Permalink
    “we have some serious issues to revisit as a country”

    Does one even have a country when stuff like this ‘happens’?

    Foreign entitity: wikileaks?

    Son of Loki Sat, 07/14/2018 – 23:27 Permalink
    This guy’s hearing showed him to be as evil and sinister as they come. Should be in prison for life as seditious as he is and as much as he hates America.

    It’s equally shocking the Dems praise him and one had the audacity and ignorance to suggest this prick get the Purple Heart?!

    Hope the Dems lose by a landslide in November. i will certainly do my part to make that happen.

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    rkoen Son of Loki Sun, 07/15/2018 – 00:37 Permalink
    With people like this at the top of the FBI, we should be terrified! He’s the best second amendment argument I’ve ever seen.

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    zero@muffins Sat, 07/14/2018 – 23:25 Permalink
    bailiff, arrest that man

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    devnickle Sat, 07/14/2018 – 23:17 Permalink
    Donald Trump is awesome. I don’t agree with all he does, but he calls out assholes on their shit. That is what a real President does. Not a milktostue piece of shit like Barack Obama.

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    Spectorman Sat, 07/14/2018 – 22:57 Permalink
    Strzok’s bias never affected his decisions. The IG’s report conclusions to this effect are self serving obstruction of justice. Plain and simple.

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    CaptainMoonlight Sat, 07/14/2018 – 22:55 Permalink
    Hang these traitorous cunts before the people do.

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    GoHillary2016 Sat, 07/14/2018 – 22:44 Permalink
    Trump is going down potentially. Get over it this has been going on for over 50 years now. JFK ended up in a box because if this bullshit. Stop pretending Hillary, Obama and Comey invented this shit. The president is a figure head. If he tries to go off script things get dangerous for him or her whoever it is.

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    monad Sat, 07/14/2018 – 22:43 Permalink
    Strzok texted that we are all stupid, I suppose because he was able to lie his way into the FBI, lie his way to the top, while committing adultery and ethics violations on the desk, under the desk, against the desk with all the skank hoes he found, on the taxpayer’s dime. Then he tells congress to trust him because he’s under oath, and the Dims do. I really must lower my standards.

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    Golden Phoenix Sat, 07/14/2018 – 22:12 Permalink
    ‘…Because you’d be in jail’ – DJT

    ‘If that f – – – ing bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!’ – HRC

    Neither is likely to happen because LE has given the DNC years to clean the servers and whistleblowers such as Seth Rich with a cloth.

    Apparently that cloth was an American flag.

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    Anunnaki Sat, 07/14/2018 – 21:59 Permalink
    I’m with her…in prison

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    Anunnaki Sat, 07/14/2018 – 21:59 Permalink
    I’m with her…in prison

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    Rufus Temblor Sat, 07/14/2018 – 21:54 Permalink
    Sessions can indict Hillary for violating the Espionage Act. It does not matter that Lynch decided not to. So why the hell doesn’t he? It has nothing to do with Russia, so it’s not the investigation that he recused himself from.

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    Anunnaki Rufus Temblor Sat, 07/14/2018 – 22:20 Permalink
    Arkancide

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    Debt Slave Sat, 07/14/2018 – 21:48 Permalink
    I don’t think there is any mystery as to who the foreign (((entity))) is.

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    Reaper Sat, 07/14/2018 – 21:46 Permalink
    The Praetorian Guard was disbanded by Emperor Constantine. The FBI can be abolished by Trump and Congress. US Marshals can investigate under court/DOJ supervision.

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    Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has spoken out this week against the current rate of migrant deportations in Italy, claiming that it would take 50 years to expel a backlog of 500,00 illegal immigrants unless more than 10,000 migrants are deported per year, reports ANSA.

    In an impromptu meeting with other EU officials, he stressed the time sensitivity of the migrant issue.

    Although Salvini made clear that he prefers a peaceful resettlement processfor asylum seekers, he leans toward more aggressive deportation procedures after hundreds of additional migrants arriving by boat in the past months have exacerbated problem by overwhelming border control authorities and increasing the backlog.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-15/salvini-it-will-take-50-years-expel-500000-illegal-migrants-italy

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    Charge 2 to 9 of the indictment are about “Aggravated Identity Theft” for using usernames and passwords for the personal email accounts of others.

    Charge 10 is about a “Conspiracy to Launder Money”. This was allegedly done “through a web of transaction structured to capitalize on the perceived anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin”. It is alleged that the accused mined bitcoins, channeled these through dozens of accounts and transactions and then used them to rent servers, virtual private network access and domain names used in the operation.

    Note: The indictment reinforces the author’s hunch that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are creations and playgrounds of secret services just like Tor and other ‘cool’ internet ‘privacy’ stuff are. Its the very reason why one should avoid their use.

    Charge 11 of the indictment is a “Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States”. It claims that some of the accused hacked into state boards of elections and into U.S. companies providing elections related software.

    Note: Other reporting found that the alleged attack resulted in no changes to the election results or other damage.

    The Unites States will seek forfeiture of the valuables the accused may have within the United States as part of any sentencing of the accused.

    Assessment:

    http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/07/no-evidence-in-muellers-indictment-of-12-russians-release-now-may-sabotage-upcoming-summit.html#more

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    FBI Peter Strzok – the philandering FBI chief investigator who facilitated the FISA surveillance of Trump campaign officials in 2016 – has been exposed for ignoring evidence of major Clinton-related breaches of national security and has been accused of lying about it.

    Hillary Clinton’s emails, “every single one except for four, over 30,000 of them, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Texas Congressman Louis Gohmert said on Friday. And they went to “an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.” The information came from Intelligence Community Inspector General Chuck McCullough, who sent his investigator Frank Rucker, along with an ICIG attorney Janette McMillan, to brief Strzok.

    Gohmert nailed Strozk at the open Congressional hearing

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/07/hillary-clintons-compromised-emails-were-going-to-a-foreign-entity-not-russia-fbi-agent-ignored-evid.html

    And what “foreign entity” got Hillary’s classified emails? Trump haters in British Intelligence and those in Israel who want to manipulate the US presidency – whatever party prevails – come to mind. Listen closely and you may hear rumors around Washington that it was Israel, not Russia, that was the foreign power involved in approaching Trump advisers. Time to follow that thread.

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    So, a foreign power (not Russia but “hostile” according to Gohmert) modified internal instructions in HC’s server so that a blind copy went to this other country, all 30,000 e-mails. I wonder what was different about the four that were not so copied. What are likely countries? The UK, China and Israel would be at the top of my lis from the point of view of capability.

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    UK and Israel would be at the top of my list too.

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    David Habakkuk Decameron • 2 hours ago
    Decameron,

    This may be a stupid question. Could Iram Awan be involved in this? If he was, it might be possible that the ‘hostile power’ could be someone other than UK, Israel or China.

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    This year is the worst I have known in 30 years living here, (and since my childhood, elsewhere) for birds and insects.

    The first year when there have been NO swallows. Previous years they nested in my buildings and I’d hear them all day until it got dark.

    No green woodpeckers, no redstarts, no flycatchers, no red kites, etc, etc.

    No moths at the windows in the evening, no cockchafers and dor beetles hitting the glass.

    There are different theories as to the reasons for the decline.

    North America has more than a billion fewer birds than it did 40 years ago, with the snowy owl and the chimney swift just two of the better-known species in dramatic decline across the continent, a recent survey has found.

    The Partners In Flight report concludes that urbanization, growth in agriculture and possibly even climate change have driven the decline in North American landbird populations, a category that excludes ducks and other waterfowl.

    The total number of continental landbirds stands at about 10 billion, down from about 11.5 billion in 1970. The study’s authors – a range of academic, activist and government bodies in Canada and the United States – list 86 of North America’s roughly 450 breeding species as vulnerable, with some populations expected to be halved in a matter of decades.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/report-finds-north-american-skies-quieter-by-15-billion-fewer-birds/article31876053/

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    Discussion

    History is not predestined. It’s not a predictable science like big-scale physics. Humans do change and that changes the way that they behave in comparable situations. However, I do believe that statistical patterns can be discerned and those have much to do with chance.

    Personally, I have little doubt that depopulation periods of various magnitudes have happened throughout the last few thousand years but that little or no account of most of them survives. Such periods, if they exist, will, in my opinion, correlate with significant historical events. In the west we tend to play down the significance of such depopulation periods. The last one that happened, following The Great Pestilence or Black Death, which took place from the mid fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries AD, didn’t really correlate with any significant changes from a western point of view (well, maybe the rise of slavery). However, from the point of view of Eastern Europe and Asia the effects were much greater, with Turkish expansion, the collapse of the Tatars and the second serfdom.

    My guesses at ancient depopulation periods in western Asia, including Europe, are 3000-2800 BC, ??2100-1900 BC, 1750-1550BC, 1350-1100 BC and 800-1000 AD. However, apart from some textual evidence for ancient epidemics (for the eighteenth and fourteenth centuries BC), they are largely based on hunches. Trying to find a good way to spot depopulation will be the job of radiocarbon specialists like Ian Shennan and geneticists like David Reich. Seeing if depopulation correlates with major events will be the job of archaeologists and geneticists. But for the first time such a thing seems possible.

    http://armchairprehistory.com/2018/07/14/population-collapse-and-chance/

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    There’s nothing wrong with madly optimistic appraisals of how technology might benefit human society. But the current drive for a post-human utopia is something else. It’s less a vision for the wholesale migration of humanity to a new a state of being than a quest to transcend all that is human: the body, interdependence, compassion, vulnerability, and complexity. As technology philosophers have been pointing out for years, now, the transhumanist vision too easily reduces all of reality to data, concluding that “humans are nothing but information-processing objects.”

    It’s a reduction of human evolution to a video game that someone wins by finding the escape hatch and then letting a few of his BFFs come along for the ride. Will it be Musk, Bezos, Thiel…Zuckerberg? These billionaires are the presumptive winners of the digital economy  –  the same survival-of-the-fittest business landscape that’s fueling most of this speculation to begin with.

    Of course, it wasn’t always this way. There was a brief moment, in the early 1990s, when the digital future felt open-ended and up for our invention. Technology was becoming a playground for the counterculture, who saw in it the opportunity to create a more inclusive, distributed, and pro-human future. But established business interests only saw new potentials for the same old extraction, and too many technologists were seduced by unicorn IPOs. Digital futures became understood more like stock futures or cotton futures — something to predict and make bets on. So nearly every speech, article, study, documentary, or white paper was seen as relevant only insofar as it pointed to a ticker symbol. The future became less a thing we create through our present-day choices or hopes for humankind than a predestined scenario we bet on with our venture capital but arrive at passively.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-15/survival-richest

    The mental gymnastics required for such a profound role reversal between humans and machines all depend on the underlying assumption that humans suck. Let’s either change them or get away from them, forever.

    Thus, we get tech billionaires launching electric cars into space — as if this symbolizes something more than one billionaire’s capacity for corporate promotion. And if a few people do reach escape velocity and somehow survive in a bubble on Mars — despite our inability to maintain such a bubble even here on Earth in either of two multibillion-dollar Biosphere trials — the result will be less a continuation of the human diaspora than a lifeboat for the elite.

    When the hedge funders asked me the best way to maintain authority over their security forces after “the event,” I suggested that their best bet would be to treat those people really well, right now. They should be engaging with their security staffs as if they were members of their own family. And the more they can expand this ethos of inclusivity to the rest of their business practices, supply chain management, sustainability efforts, and wealth distribution, the less chance there will be of an “event” in the first place. All this technological wizardry could be applied toward less romantic but entirely more collective interests right now.

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    The Bloomberg article also sheds new light on concerns that have been bubbling up recently about Tesla – safety at its plants, for one. The article details an event where a quality control manager ultimately had to have his leg amputated as a result of a workplace accident. The incident was later blamed on somebody doing donuts on a forklift. As a result, employees had to be sent to counseling because the injury was so gruesome to witness.

    Bloomberg reported:

    On Nov. 18, 2016, eight months before Model 3 production began, a factory employee heard a scream coming from just outside the main building at the Fremont plant. He saw a colleague, quality-control lead Robert Limon, writhing on the blacktop and grabbing at his leg, which was “bleeding like crazy,” the worker says. The specifics of this incident haven’t been previously reported.

    Limon’s co-workers gathered around him. Someone used a belt to tie a tourniquet around his leg. The witness, who declined to be named out of concern for adverse consequences from Tesla, says management offered counseling for people who had seen what happened—and the witness took the company up on it, because it was traumatic.

    Limon later told this co-worker he’d been hit by a forklift driver who’d been doing doughnuts on the property for fun. Limon didn’t respond to requests for comment for this story, but according to people who saw and spoke to him in the following days, and as depicted in photos seen by Bloomberg Businessweek, the injured leg was amputated.

    Tesla says that both Limon and the forklift driver were fooling around in an inappropriate way that isn’t representative of the automaker’s safety culture.

    Another previously unreported incident that popped up in Bloomberg’s in-depth article was the fact that workers at Tesla’s Fremont factory had to trudge through raw sewage at one point because of time constraints required to get the Model 3 completed:

    Four current employees say the pressure they felt to avoid delays forced them to walk through raw sewage when it spilled onto the floor.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-15/leg-amputations-raw-sewage-more-ugly-problems-teslas-production-hell

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    It was then that Musk accused the man heralded worldwide as a hero – a pedo.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-15/twitter-meltdown-elon-musk-calls-thai-cave-diver-pedophile

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    jcaz powow Sun, 07/15/2018 – 17:00 Permalink
    Hey, is this the SAME Elon Musk whose father just had a baby with his own step-daughter, Elon’s young step-sister?

    Huh- that’s odd……

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    Skateboarder jcaz Sun, 07/15/2018 – 17:24 Permalink
    Dude, I was just aboutta eat lunch!

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    Baron von Bud Skateboarder Sun, 07/15/2018 – 18:00 Permalink
    Dear Elon – never post or email while angry or drug impaired.

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    bamawatson Baron von Bud Sun, 07/15/2018 – 21:57 Permalink
    or breathing

    ((here’s felon scum’s “mom”

    ))

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