Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Death of Film: After Hollywood Goes Digital, What Happens to Movies?

 

Aug 27, 2014 | Chris Heller
 
Directors Jason Gwynn and Jay Sheldon interview film projectionists during their last days on the job at a soon-to-be-defunct movie theater. As Hollywood studios move toward digital distribution, many theaters are forced to abandon their 35mm projectors—and pay up to $150,000 for new projection technology. This change, as the documentary explains, is heartbreaking for the people responsible for reels and reels of film.

If you enjoyed this short, you may also want to read Matthew Dessem's essay at The Dissolve about the challenges of preserving movies in a digital age. "Unless the unique challenges of digital preservation are met," he writes, "we run the risk of a future in which a film from 1894 printed on card stock has a better chance of surviving than a digital film from 2014." 

For the rest of the story: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/378838/the-death-of-film-after-hollywood-goes-digital-what-happens-to-movies/

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ten Popular Mind Control Techniques Used Today

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The more one researches mind control, the more one will come to the conclusion that there is a coordinated script that has been in place for a very long time with the goal to turn the human race into non-thinking automatons.  For as long as man has pursued power over the masses, mind control has been orchestrated by those who study human behavior in order to bend large populations to the will of a small “elite” group.  Today, we have entered a perilous phase where mind control has taken on a physical, scientific dimension that threatens to become a permanent state if we do not become aware of the tools at the disposal of the technocratic dictatorship unfolding on a worldwide scale. 

Modern mind control is both technological and psychological. Tests show that simply by exposing the methods of mind control, the effects can be reduced or eliminated, at least for mind control advertising and propaganda. More difficult to counter are the physical intrusions, which the military-industrial complex continues to develop and improve upon.

1. Education — This is the most obvious, yet still remains the most insidious.  It has always been a would-be dictator’s ultimate fantasy to “educate” naturally impressionable children, thus it has been a central component to Communist and Fascist tyrannies throughout history.  No one has been more instrumental in exposing the agenda of modern education than Charlotte Iserbyt — one can begin research into this area by downloading a free PDF of her book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, which lays bare the role of Globalist foundations in shaping a future intended to produce servile drones lorded over by a fully educated, aware elite class.

2. Advertising and Propaganda – Edward Bernays has been cited as the inventor of the consumerist culture that was designed primarily to target people’s self-image (or lack thereof) in order to turn a want into a need.  This was initially envisioned for products such as cigarettes, for example.  

However, Bernays also noted in his 1928 book, Propaganda, that “propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.” This can be seen most clearly in the modern police state and the growing citizen snitch culture, wrapped up in the pseudo-patriotic War on Terror.  The increasing consolidation of media has enabled the entire corporate structure to merge with government, which now utilizes the concept of propaganda placement.  Media; print, movies, television, and cable news can now work seamlessly to integrate an overall message which seems to have the ring of truth because it comes from so many sources, simultaneously.  When one becomes attuned to identifying the main “message,” one will see this imprinting everywhere.  And this is not even to mention subliminal messaging.

For the rest of the story: http://themindunleashed.org/2014/07/ten-popular-mind-control-techniques-used-today.html

It’s Not Just the Bees – Pesticides Wiping Out Birds Too

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Netherlands researchers fear the second coming of Silent Spring.

“Neonicotinoids were always regarded as selective toxins. But our results suggest that they may affect the entire ecosystem,” says Hans de Kroon of Radboud University and co-author of a study recently published in Nature journal.

It’s not just the bees. There are at least two ways that neonicotinoid pesticides dramatically affect the bird population.

Neonicotinoids are growing in the world market to become the most widely used pesticides and are often used to treat seeds – which makes the entire plant contain the chemical. (Yes, that means it doesn’t wash off) This might be useful to the farmer who wishes to target multiple pests such as those that eat roots and others that devour leaves, but that also means pollinators like bees get exposed to contaminated pollen, butterflies to nectar and birds can become immobilized or die after consuming treated seeds. Furthermore, they get into surface water in a variety of ways and build up and persist in the soil for years.

This study focused on multiple bird species that only consumed insects. So, we are talking about wildlife birds, which makes the findings even more perturbing to the researchers. It found that neonicotinoids affected their population in two ways: directly in large doses found in their waterways, and by killing off the insects that make up their food supply. They reminisce “the effects of persistent insecticides in the past” and highlight the “potential cascading effects of neonicotinoids on ecosystems.” 

For the rest of the story:http://themindunleashed.org/2014/07/just-bees-pesticides-wiping-birds.html

What time is it in the universe?

What time is it in the universe?

Flavor Flav knows what time it is. At least he does for Flavor Flav. Even with all his moving and accelerating, with the planet, the solar system, getting on planes, taking elevators, and perhaps even some light jogging. In the immortal words of Kool Moe Dee. Do you know what time it is? 

Didn't Einstein tell us it's all relative? Does anyone actually know what it is? I mean, aside from figuratively, or in a political sense, or perhaps as part of rap performance from whence the power is being fought from, requiring the sick skills of a hype man wearing a clock around his neck on a big chain.

So, after all my fancy dancing and longing for a time in rap and hip hop from days gone by, I must present to you "faithful audience member" an answer in the form of your 3 least favorite words I get to deliver.

It all depends…

You have heard that everything is relative, usually we hear it from people who like to talk about "connections on many different levels", which is just nonsense.

But in physics "everything" is relative in a very particular way. Everything is relative to the speed of light, which is the same in every reference frame. Which is confusing and repeated enough that it can become meaningless.

So I'm going to do my best to explain it. If I shine a flashlight in front of me, I will measure the beam to travel at about 300,000 km/s, which is also known as the speed of light.

For the rest of the story: http://phys.org/news/2014-08-universe.html

This Cryptocurrency Doesn't Want to Beat Bitcoin, It Wants to Beat the Economy


Hoping to level the economic playing field, a group called the New Economic Movement (NEM) aims to develop a thriving and open digital economy that's outside of the realm of current power brokers. Powered by its new cryptocurrency, Nemcoin, NEM says it plans on building a "new economy based on the principles of financial freedom, decentralization, equality and solidarity."

The brainchild of UtopianFuture, the pseudonym of the individual or people behind the 
cryptocurrency, Nemcoin and the NEM movement is very much in its infancy. Conceived in January 2014, Nemcoin's creation was partly a response to the perception that Bitcoin had gone mainstream, especially after  regulators began to signal their interest. UtopianFuture, as his name suggests, also professed the libertarian ideals that have found traction within the Bitcoin community.
 
Not much else is known about UtopianFuture, apart from organizational skills that helped him or her put together a team quickly, while also organizing thousands of stakeholders to join the fray. But UtopianFuture's ability to inspire and organize was soon overshadowed by revelations that he was controlling multiple BitcoinTalk accounts to attack other AltCoins. Soon after, he was gone.
NEM is a movement to create a new economy for the digital age.
None of this seems to bother Nemcoin's developers. In fact, Makoto characterized UtopianFuture's departure as planned. As with Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakomoto, UtopianFuture's sudden digital vanishing didn't cripple the movement. Too many people had already bought in.

For the rest of the story: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/this-cryptocurrency-doesnt-want-to-beat-bitcoin-it-wants-to-beat-the-economy

If Half of All Species Go Extinct, Will One of Them Be Us?

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How many animal species do you think go extinct every year? Last week I conducted a highly unscientific polling of around 20 of my Facebook and Google Chat contacts, asking that same question. I’m not trying to brag, but I have some really smart friends, many of them with degrees in biology. Typical answers ranged from about 17 to a seemingly ludicrous 400. They were all wrong though—off by orders of magnitude*. In July, a summary article of nearly 80 papers, published in Science, stated that, “Of a conservatively estimated 5 million to 9 million animal species on the planet, we are likely losing ~11,000 to 58,000 species annually.”

If that finding is true, then every year, between .12% and 1.16% of all the animals on Earth vanish. Rodolfo Dirzo, the lead researcher on the Science study from Stanford University, points out that we’ve already lost 40% of the Earth’s invertebrate species in the last 40 to 50 years. Almost half the animals without skeletons have gone extinct within half a human lifetime. The wide range of these estimates reflects our own uncertainty on this subject, but even our low-end assessments are alarming.

Bugs and worms are gross, though; who cares if there are fewer spiders in my house now than in the arachnid-infested ‘60s? Unfortunately the future looks just as bleak for mammals. Dirzo says that if current trends hold, “in 200 years, 50% of the [mammal] species are going to be driven to the very edge of extinction.”

Naturally, all animals go extinct at some point, and it would be reassuring if the rates of extinction had always been this high. By examining the fossil record we can determine just how frequently animals have died out in the past—the “background extinction rate.” The news is bleak: The current rate of animal extinction is around 1,000 times higher than the background rate. That means we are living in the midst of the planet’s 6th mass extinction event. Like the meteoric collapse of the dinosaurs, we are experiencing massive loss of diversity and quantity of life on earth. Some researchers think that as soon as 2050, we may hit a tipping point where various kinds of environmental stress combine to jack the extinction rate jump still higher. So spectacular is this ongoing animal apocalypse that we’ve tentatively declared a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene, a world defined by humans.. 


For the rest of the story: http://nautil.us/blog/if-half-of-all-species-go-extinct-will-one-of-them-be-us

Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

Smoke billows from Mount Tavurvur after an eruption in Kokopo, east New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on Friday. The eruption has caused some nearby residents to be evacuated and some flights to be rerouted. Smoke billows from Mount Tavurvur after an eruption in Kokopo, east New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on Friday. The eruption has caused some nearby residents to be evacuated and some flights to be rerouted.

Two volcanoes half a world apart are causing havoc today: Several flights have been diverted around an eruption in Papua New Guinea, and authorities in Iceland briefly put aviation on highest alert (again) owing to a temperamental Mount Bardarbunga, which has been rumbling for the past week.

Mount Tavurvur on Papua New Guinea's East New Britain island erupted Friday, sending smoke and ash skyward. There have been no reports of injuries, but some residents in nearby Rabaul town were evacuated and others were told to stay indoors after the eruption, which occurred about 3:30 a.m. local time. Qantas, Australia's flag carrier, says it is rerouting two flights from Sydney, one to Tokyo and the other to Shanghai that would otherwise have passed close to the erupting mountain.

David Flinn, a resident of Papua New Guinea, tells Australian Broadcasting Corp. that the volcano was emitting steam and occasionally boomed. Flinn said about half an inch of ash covered surrounding areas, according to The Associated Press.

The Rabaul Volcanological Observatory says: "The eruption started slow and slowly developed in a Strombolian [low level] eruption with incandescent projections, accompanied by explosion noises and ongoing loud roaring and rumbling noises."

For the rest of the story: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/29/344227337/volcanoes-in-iceland-papua-new-guinea-keep-residents-on-edge

Angela T. Smith, Ph.D. | Remote Viewing Interviews with Members of 18 Extraterrestrial (E.T.) Races



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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to our cosmic neighbors? Drs. Scott Jones and Angela Smith did and found that what they have to say is exciting and challenging! We discussed remote viewing/telepathic interviews with members of 18 extraterrestrial (ET) races, including the Large Grays, Nordics, Small Grays, Annunaki and others. These interviews provide answers to some of the perennial ET questions such as: "Who are they?", "Where are they from?", "What, if anything, is their agenda?", "Are they friendly or unfriendly?", "Do they have an interest and stake in sound human development processes on Earth?" etc.

Also addressed is the ET link with the Outer Space Security and Development Treaty. This treaty bans all space-based weapons and at their request, Cosmic Cultures are identified as Parties to the treaty. Crafted by Jones, Dr. Carol Rosin, Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, and other colleagues, it is clear that the ETs are concerned with keeping space a weapon free zone. It is a safe assumption that the ETs can easily verify that the Treaty is being honored. Their request to be included in the Treaty is a very positive sign that other cooperative ventures are in our future.

The guests are joined by the ETs in a call for a pre-disclosure dialogue on the anticipated consequences of established contact, and a detailed plan of how this can be accomplished is provided. Academe at all levels must play a leading role.

Drs. Jones and Smith have drawn from a lifetime of contact and moved into a rich, largely unexplored area of research. Direct communication and dialogue with sentient life in the cosmos that is complex, ancient, and apparently waiting for the opportunity to tell their stories. Followers of this field and those who are ready to join this enlightened community will be fascinated by what the little Grays say about what most earth authors call abductions, and the purpose of them. These "take and return" operations are to produce a hybrid race of pioneers that explores and settles throughout multiple universes.

Drs. Jones and Smith are uncommon in their contributions that come from both heart and mind. Their combined experience supports critical assessment of the Planetary Plight and the activities of military and government leaders. This is presented with courage, competence and compassion. The huge bonus of this book is the unfiltered voices from the cosmos.  

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Dr. Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D. describes her life as taking place in three parts: the first part dealt with the Physical: working as a nurse, social worker, and medical researcher in the U.K. and the U.S.; the second part of her life focused on the Mind: when she worked at the PEAR Lab at Princeton University and studied psychology at Saybrook Graduate School; and the third part of her life has focused on Spirit. Dr. Smith was recently ordained as a shamanic practitioner. Her website can be found at mindwiseconsulting.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Scientists find secret of reversing bad memories

Bad memories could be reversed after scientists discovered the part of the brain which links emotions to past events 

Scientists at MIT have discovered which part of the brain controls bad memories and how to reverse them 

Bad memories of past trauma can leave people emotionally scarred for life. 

But now neuroscientists believe they can erase feelings of fear or anxiety attached to stressful events, in a breakthrough which could help treat depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Researchers at MIT, US, have discovered which brain circuits attach emotions to memories, and crucially, how to reverse the link. 

They managed to ‘switch off’ feelings of fear in mice which had been conditioned to feel anxious. It is likely the same technique could be used in humans. 

“In our day to day lives we encounter a variety of events and episodes that give positive or negative impact to our emotions,” said Susuma Tonegawa, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at the Riken-MIT Centre for Neural Circuit Genetics.
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11059605/Scientists-find-secret-of-reversing-bad-memories.html

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?

 

A new Smithsonian Channel show reveals groundbreaking research that may explain what really went on there 

We walked the Avenue, the ancient route along which the stones were first dragged from the River Avon. For centuries, this was the formal path to the great henge, but now the only hint of its existence was an indentation or two in the tall grass. It was a fine English summer’s day, with thin, fast clouds above, and as we passed through fields dotted with buttercups and daisies, cows and sheep, we could have been hikers anywhere, were it not for the ghostly monument in the near distance.

Faint as the Avenue was, Vince Gaffney hustled along as if it were illuminated by runway lights. A short, sprightly archaeologist of 56, from Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England, he knows this landscape as well as anyone alive: has walked it, breathed it, studied it for uncounted hours. He has not lost his sense of wonder. Stopping to fix the monument in his eyeline, and reaching out toward the stones on the horizon, he said, “Look, it becomes cathedralesque.”

Gaffney’s latest research effort, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, is a four-year collaboration between a British team and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Austria that has produced the first detailed underground survey of the area surrounding Stonehenge, totaling more than four square miles. The results are astonishing. The researchers have found buried evidence of more than 15 previously unknown or poorly understood late Neolithic monuments: henges, barrows, segmented ditches, pits. To Gaffney, these findings suggest a scale of activity around Stonehenge far beyond what was previously suspected. “There was sort of this idea that Stonehenge sat in the middle and around it was effectively an area where people were probably excluded,” Gaffney told me, “a ring of the dead around a special area—to which few people might ever have been admitted....Perhaps there were priests, big men, whatever they were, inside Stonehenge having processions up the Avenue, doing...something extremely mysterious. Of course that sort of analysis depends on not knowing what’s actually in the area around Stonehenge itself. It was terra incognita, really.”

For the rest of the story: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-lies-beneath-Stonehenge-180952437/

How Movies Manipulate Your Brain to Keep You Entertained

Colored spots indicate where subjects looked during an action sequence from Iron Man 2.

Colored spots indicate where subjects looked during an action sequence from Iron Man 2

HOLLYWOOD, California—There’s a crazy action sequence near the beginning of Iron Man 2 in which Tony Stark first meets Ivan Vanko, a rogue Russian scientist wearing a robotic suit and wielding electrified whips. It takes place at the Monaco Grand Prix, where Stark is competing, and Vanko slices up Formula 1 cars like so much toast and puts the hurt on Stark, even after he dons his Iron Man suit. For a minute there, it looks like the supercharged Russian might prevail.

For viewers, it’s quintessential, over-the-top Hollywood action. For scientists, it’s a window into the human brain. At a recent event here hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists got together with filmmakers to discuss what both groups have learned—the scientists through painstaking experiments and analysis, the filmmakers by intuition and experience—about the mechanisms of attention and perception.

In the Iron Man 2 sequence, for example, people are remarkably consistent in where they direct their gaze. Tim Smith, a vision scientist at the University of London, presented eye tracking data collected from 75 people as they watched the clip on a flatscreen. A camera tracked their eye movements, and software created a frame-by-frame heat map. When Smith played the clip with the eye-tracking heat map overlaid, the red hot spot tightly followed the action—people focused on the dueling superheroes, especially their weapons and faces, and on the car parts bouncing around (to see the clip, scroll down to the first video here).

Jon Favreau, who directed Iron Man 2, was onstage with Smith as he presented the clip, and seemed fascinated by it. “Everything you’re looking at is real, and everything you’re not looking at is fake,” he said.

For the rest of the story: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/how-movies-manipulate-your-brain/

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An ‘Elixer of Long Life’ was dug up, and you’ll never guess what the main ingredients are!

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When someone lives long enough to receive the title ”World’s Oldest Person,” they’re usually asked what their secret is. You hear a lot of answers, although inevitably many of those answers include some form of alcohol. A recent discovery in New York City of a 200-year-old bottle labeled “Elixir of Long Life” led researchers to this new recipe and… Sure enough, the main ingredient was alcohol.

According to DNAinfo, the bottle was discovered during an excavation for a hotel at 50 Bowery by Chrysalis Archeology, a company that provides cultural resource management at dig sites. The greenish glass bottle was found with other liquor bottles in a former German beer garden. With that information, they were able to find the recipe in an old German medical guide.

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The search for the Elixir of Life and its gift of immortality dates back thousands of years. It was said the Greek gods thought it contained ambrosia and nectar while Egyptian mythology says Thoth and Hermes drank liquid gold. The Sumerians wrote about kings drinking Ninhursag’s milk and Hindu thought their gods drank a milk called Amrita.

Liquid Gold in modern day new-age speak often is related to Mono-Atomic Gold, a substance obtained from peat moss and other decaying life-matter which still has active DNA inside it as it’s breaking down into Oil over a thousand year old process. This substance often has powerful health benefits to the body, and is often preserved with Alcohol.

For the rest of the story: http://thespiritscience.net/2014/07/05/an-elixer-of-long-life-was-dug-up-and-youll-never-guess-what-the-main-ingredients-are/

"Preparing for Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life" --World's Scientists Gather to Discuss

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How might humanity prepare for the possibility of discovering microbial or complex life beyond Earth? Scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from around the world will convene at the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center for two days in September to discuss: “Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth."

“The science of astrobiology has revealed new discoveries about the conditions and possibilities for life, both extremophile life on Earth and potentially habitable exoplanets beyond Earth,” says Dick. “The possibility that simple or complex organisms may be discovered elsewhere compels us to ask how we might prepare to face such new knowledge.” 

Four panels will address the historical, philosophical, theological and societal implications of astrobiology, including the scientific study of life’s origins and future.

One panel will investigate how to frame the question of the impact of discovering life: what approaches can and should be used? A second will address the challenge of moving beyond current conceptions of what constitutes life, intelligence and civilization—conceptions which are based on anthropocentric models. A third panel will specifically address the philosophical and theological implications of a universe potentially teeming with life. The final panel will assess the practical impact that astrobiology research has on society.

For the rest of the story:http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/08/preparing-for-discovery-of-extraterrestrial-life-worlds-scientists-gather-to-discuss.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

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A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible.

Beyond time and space

Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company. Before he has been known for his extensive research which dealt with stem cells, he was also famous for several successful experiments on cloning endangered animal species.

But not so long ago, the scientist became involved with physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics. This explosive mixture has given birth to the new theory of biocentrism, which the professor has been preaching ever since. Biocentrism teaches that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe. It is consciousness that creates the material universe, not the other way around.

Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life, implying intelligence existed prior to matter. He also claims that space and time are not objects or things, but rather tools of our animal understanding. Lanza says that we carry space and time around with us “like turtles with shells.” meaning that when the shell comes off (space and time), we still exist.

The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is going to perish, sooner or later, thinking their consciousness will disappear too. If the body generates consciousness, then consciousness dies when the body dies. But if the body receives consciousness in the same way that a cable box receives satellite signals, then of course consciousness does not end at the death of the physical vehicle. In fact, consciousness exists outside of constraints of time and space. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it. In other words, it is non-local in the same sense that quantum objects are non-local.

For the rest of the story: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/scientists-claim-that-quantum-theory-proves-consciousness-moves-to-another-universe-at-death/

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Xaviant Haze | Aliens in Ancient Egypt


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The alien influences behind the rise and fall of Egypt’s Golden Age

• Explains how Akhenaten was the last pharaoh entrusted with the sacred and ancient alien knowledge of stargates, free energy, and antigravity technologies

• Reveals how the Brotherhood of the Snake, a secret society of reptilian aliens, sought to destroy Akhenaten and suppress the sacred knowledge of the pharaohs

• Explores the original purpose of the pyramids--to transmit energy to expand consciousness--and how they were decommissioned after the Great Flood

The sophisticated civilization of ancient Egypt arose seemingly overnight, complete with advanced levels of art, agriculture, astronomy, and physics. Then, with the death of Pharaoh Akhenaten, much of this higher knowledge was lost--or suppressed. But evidence of this former Golden Age, the alien visitors behind its rise, and those behind its decline still exists--some of it in plain sight.

Examining the purposefully obscured reign of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Xaviant Haze explains how they represent the last dynasty with access to the sacred knowledge of stargates, free energy, and antigravity technologies, knowledge handed down from an advanced interstellar race in the remote past. He reveals how the reptilian race known as the Shemsu Hor infiltrated the Egyptian priesthood and banking systems and formed the Brotherhood of the Snake--a secret society set on destroying Akhenaten’s flourishing kingdom and suppressing the sacred knowledge of the pharaohs.

Haze examines the evidence of aliens in ancient Egypt, such as the reptilian beings depicted in the Temple of Hathor and Thutmose III’s alien encounter. He shows how Akhenaten and his family are always portrayed with elongated skulls and explores the connection between ancient aliens and Mars, including the Martian materials used in Egyptian monuments. He explains the original purpose of the pyramids--to transmit uplifting energy throughout the planet to help expand consciousness--and explores how they were decommissioned after the Great Flood of prehistory. He reveals how the original builders of the pyramids foresaw humanity’s fall from the Golden Age and strategically encoded these magnificent structures to wake humanity from the depths of the Dark Ages.

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Xaviant Haze is an American artist and researcher of earth's ancient past. His interests in esoteric and mysterious works goes back to his early teen years when he was first exposed to the writing of Erich von Daniken. Xaviant has maintained a lifelong interest in the pyramids, the Bermuda Triangle, and the legends of Atlantis. Xaviant hosts one of the most complete online metaphysical libraries with links and resources to all major works in this field. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Apparently Canada Is Now the Bitcoin ATM 'Capital of the World'


The push to make Bitcoin mainstream is gaining momentum in Canada, where a little known Bitcoin exchange company just rolled out six new bitcoin teller machines (BTMs, as in ATMs) in Toronto.

According CAVIRTEX, the installation of its six new machines in Canada’s largest metropolis, goes a long way in “establishing Canada as the BTM capital of the world."

“(S)ix new BTMs in Toronto and four more to roll out across the country shortly, Canada now has more BTMs than anywhere else on the planet,” said the company release.

If you’re not aware of what a BTM actually is, think ATM, just with the world’s first digital currency. Using a cellphone with a Bitcoin wallet, users can buy up to $3,000 worth of Canadian currency, in Bitcoin, by scanning a QR Code generated by the BTM. After that, its instantly uploads the digital currency directly to smartphones. 

They can also make exchanges from digital BTC into cold, hard CAD. And despite how they look, the machines do not dispense the terrible beer Molson Canadian.

The BTMs were produced by Ottawa-based BTM technology company BitAccess that helped unveil a similar machine in Canada's capital back in January.  

With plans to install four more machines in Canada (Vancouver, Niagara, Ottawa and Halifax), the company is leading the Canadian BTM market.

CAVIRTEX (pronounced ‘see-eh-virtex’ according to the company) was part of unveiling the world’s first BTM in Vancouver in October last year. Since, judging by a site mapping Bitcoin ATMs globally, BTMs have exploded in number all over the world with Canada a clear leader.

For the rest of the story: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/apparently-canada-is-now-the-bitcoin-atm-capital-of-the-world

You have a right to record the police

And maybe a duty, too.

 

A suburb of St. Louis, Missouri has been under a dramatic siege since Saturday, when a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. In the wake of the killing, protests have engulfed the community — drawing a heavy-handed police crackdown with St. Louis County Police officers armed with assault weapons and outfitted with military equipment. Many of the striking images have come from reporters on the front lines, but also from citizens and their smartphones.

Around 10PM ET on Wednesday night, a St. Louis County Police line demanded that a crowd of protesters turn off their cameras. Minutes earlier, the police had ordered what appeared to be a peaceful crowd to disperse, firing smoke grenades and rubber bullets. But none of them have to turn their cameras off.

St. Louis County Police should read the constitution

Here's the deal: as a resident of the US, you have the right to record the police in the course of their public duties. The police don't have a right to stop you as long as you're not interfering with their work. They also don't have a right to confiscate your phone or camera, or delete its contents, just because you were recording them.

Despite some state laws that make it illegal to record others without their consent, federal courts have held consistently that citizens have a First Amendment right to record the police as they perform their official duties in public. The Supreme Court also recently affirmed that the Fourth Amendment, protecting citizens from arbitrary searches and seizures, means that cops need to "get a warrant" if they want to take your cellphone. (The ACLU has a concise guide to your rights, here.) And the US Department of Justice under Obama has affirmed the court's stances by reminding police departments that they're not allowed to harass citizens for recording them.

For the rest of the story: http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/13/6000833/you-have-a-right-to-record-the-police

Will Predictive Policing Make Militarized Police More Dangerous?

Police wearing riot gear try to disperse a crowd, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.   
As images of Ferguson, Missouri’s AR-15 totting police force made their way across the Internet this week, an ever-concerned public began to wonder who decided to give cops in an American city the sort of guns and gear that we provide to soldiers in the most dangerous places in the word?  We quickly discovered that the United States government did, under the so-called 1033 program, a program that allows the Defense Department to transfer military equipment to law enforcement (much to the delight, surely, of the companies that make that equipment.) 

Of course, to call the Ferguson police force “militaritized” is a misnomer. As Adam Weinstein points out at Gawker, gear alone does not a military member make—to wit: “Despite their expensive costuming, the police in Ferguson are putting on an unsophisticated, unscripted performance, a copy without an original. If these cops were to take a page out of the Army’s book on crowd control, it would be an improvement. But they seem to be making up tactics to go with the gear they’ve acquired.”

In terms of large nations that have, in fact, militarized their police forces, the model that we are now following looks Chinese in origin, a country that has been blurring the line between military and police for a long time. NATO and the Defense Department continuously point out that Chinese military funding and “public safety” funding overlap to large extent. A quick glance at Chinese spending on “internal” security versus formal “defense” reveals a country that views its citizens as a larger threat than any external foe.

For the rest of the story: http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/08/will-predictive-policing-make-militarized-police-more-dangerous/91559/?oref=d-topstory

The Gyroscopes In Your Phone Could Let Apps Eavesdrop On Conversations

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In the age of surveillance paranoia, most smartphone users know better than to give a random app or website permission to use their device’s microphone. But researchers have found there’s another, little-considered sensor in modern phones that can also listen in on their conversations. And it doesn’t even need to ask.

In a presentation at the Usenix security conference next week, researchers from Stanford University and Israel’s defense research group Rafael plan to present a technique for using a smartphone to surreptitiously eavesdrop on conversations in a room—not with a gadget’s microphone, but with its gyroscopes, the sensors designed measure the phone’s orientation. Those sensors enable everything from motion-based games like DoodleJump to cameras’ image stabilization to the phones’ displays toggling between vertical and horizontal orientations. But with a piece of software the researchers built called Gyrophone, they found that the gyroscopes were also sensitive enough to allow them to pick up some sound waves, turning them into crude microphones. And unlike the actual mics built into phones, there’s no way for users of the Android phones they tested to deny an app or website access to those sensors’ data.

“Whenever you grant anyone access to sensors on a device, you’re going to have unintended consequences,” says Dan Boneh, a computer security professor at Stanford. “In this case the unintended consequence is that they can pick up not just phone vibrations, but air vibrations.”

For now, the researchers’ gyroscope snooping trick is more clever than it is practical. It works just well enough to pick up a fraction of the words spoken near a phone. When the researchers tested their gyroscope snooping trick’s ability to pick up the numbers one through ten and the syllable “oh”—a simulation of what might be necessary to steal a credit card number, for instance—it could identify as many as 65 percent of digits spoken in the same room as the device by a single speaker. It could also identify the speaker’s gender with as much as 84 percent certainty. Or it could distinguish between five different speakers in a room with up to 65 percent certainty.

For the rest of the story: http://www.wired.com/2014/08/gyroscope-listening-hack/

Ebola crisis vastly underestimated, says WHO

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical workers disinfect the body bag of an Ebola victim at the MSF facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, 14 August 2014

The scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", the UN's health agency says, as the death toll from the disease reaches 1,069.

The World Health Organization said its staff had seen evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths do not reflect the scale of the crisis.

It said in a statement that "extraordinary measures" were needed.

The outbreak began in Guinea in February and has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

The Ebola outbreak is taking its toll on regional economies

However, the WHO said the risk of transmission of Ebola during air travel remained low, as the disease is not airborne.

As a consequence, Kenya Airways has rejected pressure to suspend its flights to the Ebola-hit states of West Africa.

Meanwhile, the international ratings agency Moody's says the Ebola outbreak - the world's deadliest so far - may have significant economic ramifications on the affected countries because commercial and transport disruptions are expected to last at least another month.

'Rampant fear'
 
The WHO said the outbreak was expected to continue "for some time".

"Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," its statement said.

For the rest of the story: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28798542

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rosa Koire | Behind the Green Marsk: UN Agenda 21


 
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Although the United Nations, largely with the help of an interloper named Maurice Strong, had been discussing the bogus but communistic notion of "sustainable development" since the late 1970s, it wasn't until 1992 and 1993 when Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and William Clinton, respectively, hoisted this foreign and insidious entity onto the backs of the American people by executive order, particularly President Bill Clinton's biodiversity treaty and his President's Council on Sustainable Development.

Almost twenty years later now, nearly every county across all the States in the United States of America has been infiltrated, particularly on the local level, by the lynx-like activities of the United Nation's Agenda 21-link to a One World Government through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), a usurpatious, parasitic non-government organization (NGO)  that floats and slinks between federal and local government control in your city in order to maintain a base of control of its own -- over your lives as well as your money and land.

UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world. Inventory and control.

Have you wondered where these terms 'sustainability' and 'smart growth' and 'high density urban mixed use development' came from? Doesn't it seem like about 10 years ago you'd never heard of them and now everything seems to include these concepts? Is that just a coincidence? That every town and county and state and nation in the world would be changing their land use/planning codes and government policies to align themselves with...what?

In a nutshell, the plan calls for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision making in the hands of private property owners. It is assumed that people are not good stewards of their land and the government will do a better job if they are in control. Individual rights in general are to give way to the needs of communities as determined by the governing body. Moreover, people should be rounded up off the land and packed into human settlements, or islands of human habitation, close to employment centers and transportation. Another program, called the Wildlands Project spells out how most of the land is to be set aside for non-humans.

U.N. Agenda 21 cites the affluence of Americans as being a major problem which needs to be corrected. It calls for lowering the standard of living for Americans so that the people in poorer countries will have more, a redistribution of wealth. Although people around the world aspire to achieve the levels of prosperity we have in our country, and will risk their lives to get here, Americans are cast in a very negative light and need to be taken down to a condition closer to average in the world. Only then, they say, will there be social justice which is a cornerstone of the U.N. Agenda 21 plan.

Agenda 21 policies date back to the 70's but it got its real start in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro when President Bush signed onto it. Click here to see a list of the countries that signed UN Agenda 21. President Clinton took office the following year and created the President's Council on Sustainable Development to implement it in the United States. Made up of federal agencies, corporations, and non-profit groups, the President's Council on Sustainable Development moved quickly to ensure that all federal agencies would change their policies to comply with UN Agenda 21. A non-governmental organization called the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, ICLEI, is tasked with carrying out the goals of Agenda 21 worldwide. Remember: UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is a global plan that is implemented locally. Over 600 cities in the U.S. are members; our town joined in 2007. The costs are paid by taxpayers.

It's time that people educate themselves and read the document and related commentary. After that, get a copy of your city or county's General Plan and read it. You will find all sorts of policies that are nearly identical to those in U.N. Agenda 21. Unfortunately, their policies have advanced largely unnoticed and we are now in the end game. People need to identify their elected officials who are promoting the U.N.'s policies and hold them accountable for their actions. Only when we've identified who the people are and what they are trying to do will we be able to evaluate whether or not we approve of the policies they are putting forward. Some people may think it's appropriate for agencies outside the United States to set our policies and some people will not. The question is, aren't Americans able to develop their own policies? Should we rely on an organization that consists of member nations that have different forms of governments, most of which do not value individual rights as much as we do? It's time to bring U.N. Agenda 21 out in the open where we can have these debates and then set our own policies in accordance with our Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

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Rosa Koire is a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation. Her twenty-eight year career as an expert witness on land use has culminated in exposing the impacts of Sustainable Development on private property rights and individual liberty.

In 2005 she was elected to a citizens' oversight committee in Santa Rosa, Northern California, to review a proposed 1,300 acre redevelopment project in which 10,000 people live and work. Her research into the documents justifying the plans led her, with her partner Kay Tokerud, to challenge the fraudulent basis for the huge Gateways Redevelopment Project. The City, in an attempt to block Koire from exposing the project, removed the neighborhood in which Koire and Tokerud's properties were located from the redevelopment area.

Koire and Tokerud fought on, however, not wanting to abandon the thousands of business and property owners still in the area. They formed a business and property owners association and a non-profit organization (Concerned Citizens of Santa Rosa Against Redevelopment Law Abuse) and were able to raise nearly $500,000 in donations and pro bono legal work to sue the City of Santa Rosa to stop the project. The court case, Tokerud v. City of Santa Rosa, lost in Superior Court but the court ruled that they could continue, and they appealed to the San Francisco First District Court of Appeals where they lost again in 2009. The three years of litigation fighting eminent domain and the redevelopment project succeeded in delaying the project while the economy collapsed--the City has failed to implement its plans, but still has the power of eminent domain over the 1,100 acre area until 2018.

Over the course of the legal challenge Koire became aware of the source of the planning revolution she had observed over more than 10 years: UN Agenda 21. Through her research she found that much of the funding to implement local UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development land use programs comes through the diversion of property taxes to redevelopment agencies. Her work in providing information and solutions for communities fighting UN Agenda 21 has spread across the nation as more and more people become aware of the increased restrictions on their property rights, and the methods used to implement social engineering. Through her website www.DemocratsAgainstUNAgenda21.com and her grassroots tactical organization, Santa Rosa Neighborhood Coalition, she, with other community leaders, has enabled activists on many seemingly unconnected issues to come together and fight the source: UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development.

In 2010 the non-profit organization she and her partner founded was expanded in scope and renamed The Post Sustainability Institute.

Rosa Koire, ASA

California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers

District Branch Chief, California Department of Transportation

Bachelor of Arts, English, UCLA, 1982

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Deadly pandemic virus capable of wiping out humanity intentionally created by U.S. scientist

virus If you've ever seen it, the popular Stephen King mini-series The Stand fictionalizes a post-apocalyptic world in which a man-made plague escapes a government lab and ravages the world, destroying most of the world's population. Well, a real-life plague of this devastating magnitude is now a very real possibility thanks to the machinations of a deranged U.S. scientist out of Wisconsin, who has successfully manufactured a deadly flu strain that completely bypasses the human immune system.

His name is Yoshihiro Kawaoka, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) actually pays him to deconstruct viruses in order to reassemble them into highly lethal strains capable of killing off large numbers of humans. The UK's Independent reports that Dr. Kawaoka has now successfully manipulated the 2009 H1N1 flu strain to evade the human immune system, rendering individuals completely vulnerable to disease and death.

"Kawaoka... has genetically manipulated the 2009 strain of pandemic flu in order for it to 'escape' the control of the immune system's neutralising antibodies, effectively making the human population defenceless against its reemergence," wrote Steve Connor for The Independent.
Kawaoka deliberately tried to recreate deadly Spanish flu that killed millions

Similar experiments on bird flu and the infamous 1918 Spanish flu have taken place at Dr. Kawaoka's lab in the past, which was constructed with taxpayer dollars to the tune of $12.5 million. Known as the Institute for Influenza Virus Research, the lab was designed with Biosafety Level-3-Agriculture protection, which is one notch below the highest level for the most dangerous known pathogens, such as Ebola virus.

But his latest work took place in the lower biosafety level-2 lab, which many critics say is irresponsible and highly dangerous. Though the stated purpose for such outrageous research is to discover how viruses mutate in order to develop more effective vaccines, the potential for this and other deadly viruses to escape the lab and spread throughout the public is a definite possibility, as demonstrated by the recent anthrax scare at a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab near Atlanta.

For the rest of the story: http://www.naturalnews.com/046412_pandemic_virus_US_scientist_biological_hazard.html
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