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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Secret History of Silicon Valley

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How much does an average Googler know about the history of the place he works in? Silicon Valley. Come and test your knowledge. I have seen this talk and I assure you -even seasoned Silicon Valley veterans will find this story interesting. Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank will talk about how World War II set the stage for the creation and explosive growth of Silicon Valley, and the role of Frederick Terman and Stanford in working with government agencies (including the CIA and the National Security Agency) to set up companies in this area that sparked the creation of hundreds of other enterprises.

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Alex Jones and Charlie Sheen Hoax the 9/11 Truth Movement to Sell DVDs

Alex Jones publishes fake interview with Charlie Sheen and Obama to generate interest in upcoming film; whilst censoring his fans, and back-tracking on his show.

“What follows is a transcript, written by Sheen, of the discussion with President Obama. Now, regardless of your opinions on the 9/11 truth movement, and conspiracy theory in general, it’s kind of impressive that Sheen managed to get close enough to the most powerful man in the world for more than a handshake. The conversation transcript contains a lot of the usual blow-by-blow evidence we’ve all heard time and time again, but there’s a bigger problem … it’s a total hoax!”

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Guy From ‘The Corrs’ Turns Conspiracy Theorist

This is starting to become a trend. You’re a pop-star, you’re bored, you spend an inordinate amount of time online (probably vanity-searching your own name), and you stumble upon … let’s say Above Top Secret…and all of a sudden you know ‘the Truth’. So what do you do next? The only thing you know how to do…publicise your amazing discovery!

Now, we know that this hasn’t always gone so well for other well-known would-be prophets of the New World Order. Former footballer and TV pundit David Icke, for example, suffered a painful humiliation at the hands of the BBC’s Terry Wogan … twice. Infamous MI5-bean-spiller David Shayler decided he’d found the truth, that he was the son of god, was duly hung-drawn and quartered, and did what any self respecting former government spook would … became a transvestite.

More recent recruits to world of ‘Celebrity Conspiracy Land’ have included Rosie ‘O Donnell, Robie Williams, and most recently, Jim Corr.… Read the rest

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Guy from ‘The Corrs’ turns Conspiracy Theorist

This is starting to become a trend. You’re a pop-star, you’re bored, you spend an inordinate amount of time online (probably vanity-searching your own name), and you stumble upon…let’s say Above Top Secret…and all of a sudden you know ‘the Truth’. So what do you do next? The only thing you know how to do…publicise your amazing discovery!

Now, we know that this hasn’t always gone so well for other well-known would-be prophets of the New World Order. Former footballer and TV pundit David Icke, for example, suffered a painful humiliation at the hands of the BBC’s Terry Wogan…twice. Infamous MI5-bean-spiller David Shayler decided he’d found the truth, that he was the son of god, was duly hung-drawn and quartered, and did what any self respecting former government spook would…became a transvestite.

More recent recruits to world of ‘Celebrity Conspiracy Land’ have included Rosie ‘O Donnell, Robie Williams, and most recently, Jim Corr.… Read the rest

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Sitting Now Podcast: Druids, Satan and Crud with Isaac Bonewits

Isaac Bonewits has had a fantastically rich career in occultism. From becoming the ArchDruid of the RDNA, to helping reconstruct the ‘Caliphate’ branch of the OTO, Isaac gives us a fantastically engaging, frank and often funny, interview.

Discussed this week: Why Neo-paganism appears to be changing, How to get thrown out of the Church of Satan by Aton Lavay, being awarded the only recognised academic degree in ‘Magic’, the effect of ‘crud’ on estoterism, and uncle Aleister.

We finally did it, we reached episode 30! To celebrate the ‘big 3 0′ we decided to invite back co-hosts Raymond Wiley and Austin Gandy to get the proceedings in full swing, and booked a guest that we’ve been hankering after for a while now. To top this off, we also recorded the show live (something we plan to do from now on), and our audience gave us some great questions!

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(Podcast) Druids, Satan and Crud with Isaac Bonewits

Raymond Wiley and Austin Gandy (DisInfocast), join Ken Eakins (SittingNow) and a live audience to interview this weeks guest.

Isaac Bonewits has had a fantastically rich career in occultism. From becoming the ArchDruid of the RDNA, to helping reconstruct the ‘Caliphate’ branch of the OTO, Isaac gives us a fantastically engaging, frank and often funny, interview.

Discussed this week: Why Neo-paganism appears to be changing, How to get thrown out of the Church of Satan by Aton Lavay, being awarded the only recognised academic degree in ‘Magic’, the effect of ‘crud’ on estoterism, and uncle Aleister.

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Sitting Now Podcast: High Weirdness By Email with Rev. Ivan Stang

BEHOLD! High Weirdness by email, in which we, together with the most holy Rev. Ivan Stang, discuss cults, pagans and other weirdness.

BE TURNED ON! by possibly the first ever mating call of the Subgenius captured on a earthly recording device.

PRAISE ‘BOB’! as we discuss, X-Day, The Starwood Festival, no-good-no-Bob-niks, 9/11 truthers, Isaac Bonewits, SATAN, and of course J.R. Bob Dobbs.

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John Walters Calls for Manson Family Release

The trial was one of the first big media trials of its kind. Filmmaker John Waters remembers attending it in an effort to find out how Manson’s followers could have acted the way they did.

“I wanted to figure out what happened and how these kids, who were very much like my friends from my neighborhoods … ended up doing something [like this],” he tells Madeleine Brand. “It always fascinated me how these people under the control of one real madman could do this.”

Waters, who later went on to direct Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, admits that he saw certain similarities between himself and Manson’s followers. Like the cult members, Waters describes himself as a 1960s radical who took LSD and thought the end of the world was coming. But he adds that unlike the Manson family, filmmaking provided him with “an outlet for all the anti-social, angry thoughts I had all the time.”

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John Walters calls for Manson Family Release

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The trial was one of the first big media trials of its kind. Filmmaker John Waters remembers attending it in an effort to find out how Manson’s followers could have acted the way they did.

“I wanted to figure out what happened and how these kids, who were very much like my friends from my neighborhoods … ended up doing something [like this],” he tells Madeleine Brand. “It always fascinated me how these people under the control of one real madman could do this.”

Waters, who later went on to direct Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, admits that he saw certain similarities between himself and Manson’s followers. Like the cult members, Waters describes himself as a 1960s radical who took LSD and thought the end of the world was coming. But he adds that unlike the Manson family, filmmaking provided him with “an outlet for all the anti-social, angry thoughts I had all the time.”

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