X-Files fans already know that Chris Carter and the gang are bringing Scully and Mulder back. Fox is teasing the series reboot with this animated teaser. Fans will spot the references to the original:
Collection of four previously unreleased videos capturing the detonation of some atomic bombs during Operation Teapot in 1955 at the Nevada Test Site. One is known as ESS for Effects Sub Surface and one is shot BEE. No sound.
Last week we published the story of Jeffrey Alan Lash, “Baby, I’m A Secret Agent, Alien Hybrid Here To Save The World.” The craziness of the tale stirred a lot of interest so we thought you all might enjoy this video of Bridget Nielsen, who explains the Alien Hybridization program that is responsible for her bearing 10 Alien Hybrid babies through dreamstate on an Alien craft…
Neo-conceptual artist, Mark Lombardi, created elaborate diagrams detailing the “the uses and abuses of power” in what he called Narrative Structures. One of Lombardi’s most famous Narrative Structures was “George W. Bush, Harken Energy, and Jackson Stephens, ca 1979–90.” This particular diagram drew connections between James Bath and the Bush and Bin Laden families.
Lombardi tragically committed suicide in 2000 at the age of 48. (Though some, like his mother, consider his “suicide” dubious and suspect foul play.)
12 years after his death, a documentary about Lombardi and his art was released. The film, Mark Lombardi: Death-Defying Acts of Art and Conspiracy directed by Mareike Wegener, delves into Lombardi’s painstaking research process, “which filled thousands of note cards and file cabinets.” Wegener sets out to position Lombardi’s art not only within the neo-conceptual framework, but within the “centuries-old traditions of landscape painting.”
However, what’s particularly interesting about Lombardi are not necessarily the conspiracy connections he explored in his work, but the conspiracies surrounding his death, 9/11, and his art.… Read the rest
Over at Time, Stan Stumbo, a retired Navy commander and marine engineer, writes about why he left the NRA.
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The organization is being irresponsible in addressing gun safety
I was a member of the National Rifle Association for more than 50 years. In 2012, I decided not to renew my membership.
But I strongly believe that being a responsible gun owner means supporting sensible laws to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people. This belief was cemented by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. The shooting in Oregon last week was another tragic reminder.
I feel that four things can help prevent such tragedies in the future. Requiring background checks on the state and federal level is the sensible first step. In addition, there should be penalties for officials of city, state and county governments who fail to enter people’s names in the database when they’re judged to be mentally ill, or a danger to themselves or others, or have convictions that would make them no longer eligible to own firearms.
David Price and Roberto J. González write at CounterPunch:
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Over the past eight years, news reports gradually revealed that Afghan soldiers and police officers allied with US military forces are sexually abusing young boys held against their will—sometimes on US military bases. Last month, Joseph Goldstein (2015) published a front page story in the New York Times under the headline “US Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies,” which opened with the disturbing story of Lance Corporal Gregory Buckley Jr., who was fatally shot along with two other Marines in 2012. Buckley was killed after he raised concerns about the American military’s tolerance of child sexual abuse practiced by Afghan police officers on the base where he was stationed in southern Afghanistan. Buckley’s father told the Times that “my son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”
The Times story provides the now standard boilerplate narrative that adult men having sex with young boys–some as young as twelve years old–exemplify a culture complex known as bacha bazi, or “boy play.” But it also includes vignettes of US soldiers walking into rooms of Afghan men bedded with young boys, a young teenage girl raped by a militia commander while working in the fields, and the story of a former Special Forces Captain, Dan Quinn, who was disciplined after beating an Afghan militia commander who was “keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave” (Goldstein 2015).
New research found that Earth’s inner core of solid iron “formed between 1 billion and 1.5 billion years ago.”
Tia Ghose via Live Science:
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What’s more, the new findings suggest that Earth’s magnetic field, which is powered by the swirling flow of liquid iron surrounding the inner core, could continue going strong for quite a while, said study co-author Andy Biggin, a paleomagnetism researcher at the University of Liverpool in England. (Paleomagnetism is the study of the record of the Earth’s magnetic field in rocks, sediment or archaeological materials.)
“The theoretical model which best fits our data indicates that the core is losing heat more slowly than at any point in the last 4.5 billion years and that this flow of energy should keep the Earth’s magnetic field going for another billion years or more,” Biggin said in a statement.
When Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet, he pondered on the violent feud between the noble families of the Capulets and Montagues and their obsession with their names. This prompted the English bard to ask the rhetorical question: “What’s in a name?” He then gave his reply by saying, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”1 To an ancient Egyptian, however, such a concept would have been completely alien. A thing had to be called by its correct allocated name and no other, for it was only the correct name and its proper utterance that made vocal the soul of the object or person so named. Names became talismans, magical devices imbued with an invisible, immaterial, and immeasurable energy that, when correctly dispatched, would force the mind to unleash the most potent of emotions and the deepest of thoughts.2 An Egyptian would not, therefore, have hesitated to reply to Shakespeare’s question with the words “to lose my name is to lose my soul.… Read the rest
— Selin Girit (@selingirit) October 10, 2015
Via Common Dreams:
Twin explosions outside Ankara’s main train station on Saturday morning killed at least 86 people and wounded up to 190 in an attack targeting a peace rally in Turkey’s capital city.
The peace rally and march was organized by unions, NGO’s and the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to protest against the conflict between the state and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey.
A video caught the moment the first bomb went off.
A line of men and women were holding hands and singing as people milled in the background waving banners with anti-violence slogans, when the huge blast rocked the crowd.
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Hundreds of protesters then clashed with police after officers blocked off a road keeping ambulances from aiding victims of this morning’s bombing.
There’s a conspiracy theory doing the rounds that the Rothschilds sank the Titanic to set up the Federal Reserve, reports Business Insider Australia:
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There’s a conspiracy theory that links the Rothschilds, the sinking of the Titanic, and the creation of the Federal Reserve.
On Friday I stumbled across a tweet sent in reply to a prominent finance parody account on Twitter. It featured the black-and-white image of three men and the Titanic.
The text on the photos named Benjamin Guggenheim, Isa Strauss (actual name Isador Straus), and David Astor as three wealthy men who died on the Titanic. So far, so correct. The men were all real and all wealthy.
Below each name it says “opposed new Federal Reserve Bank.” The Titanic’s sinking happened in 1912, and the opening of the Federal Reserve happened in 1913. Was the hint that their opposition to the Fed and their deaths were somehow linked?