Author Archive | Brother Elias

Is there a Catastrophe Waiting Below in the Permafrost?

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Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” by Harry Clarke (1889-1931). Published in 1919. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If 479 cancer causing things and Soma pills for the kids on Halloween isn’t enough, then surely a cryostatic, Masque of the Red Death-esque threat is cause enough to cash in and disappear deep within a forest or to some remote island.


Thirty thousand years ago, a woolly mammoth in Siberia shed a giant virus. It soon became encased in ice and, for tens of thousands of years, the virus slept.

As global temperatures warm and the permafrost begins to melt, the virus stirs. It is sucked into the nostril of a researcher where it injects its DNA into a cell. The DNA commandeers the cell’s proteins and generates new viruses, turning the researcher into a walking pathogen factory. As she interacts with people, the virus swarms around the world, infecting millions and causing devastation on a massive scale.

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Ever Wonder How to Disappear or Why People Do?

Tim Weaver the author of the David Raker series, crime thrillers about a missing person investigator, has recently completed an eight-part podcast examining the occurrences of missing people. He interviews experts revolving around the topic including a man that helps people to disappear in real life, people who find the missing, a psychologist, a surveillance expert, and more.

Here is the official MISSING website where you can find more information and links to the podcast where you can download or stream from Soundcloud or iTunes. Above is the first episode to wet your whistle.

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Is domestic extremism a bigger threat than terrorism?

Some claim false flag event for whatever fever pitched purpose that fits snugly into whatever conspiracy “theory” flavor of the day/week/month/year. I won’t even go there, from my perspective that line of thinking for these events is a distraction and like a mental pacifier for people who do not want to admit that the universe is rudderless. I hate to burst bubbles, but random bad stuff does indeed happen sometimes. Others blame mental health, but in reality those with mental health issues are more likely to be a victim.

Often it’s the police doing the victimizing, but that is a whole other article. Many blame guns in some sort of odd anthropomorphizing mental gymnastics. There may be some truth that, but where there’s a will there’s a way. Perhaps we should be talking about anti-government groups/right-wing extremists and their online revisionist propaganda. The recent spree killer did claim he got his inspiration from online racist indoctrination.… Read the rest

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Steve Albini: ‘File sharing is the greatest thing since punk rock’

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Airfoil with flow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Late last year Steve Albini a veteran producer, audio engineer, and of the band Shellac did a keynote address at Face the Music where he breaks down the fallacies and fears spread by music industry suits. If you prefer the written format or you don’t have the time to watch the informative and entertaining video read this article.

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A bit more than 20 years ago, iconic producer Steve Albini wrote an essay titled “The Problem With Music.” In it, he basically showed how horrible a beast the music industry was (and pretty much still is) at that time. The essay discussed how a band could sell hundreds of thousands of records–but still end up massively in debt due to just how much contracts favored the labels. Now he has ruffled the feathers of the industry again as he called free music file sharing, “…the single best thing that has happened in my life time, after punk rock…”

Speaking to Quartz, Alibini stated that the biggest change the industry can’t deal with is that, “Music is no longer a commodity, it’s an environment, or atmospheric element.

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Scientists unknowingly tweak experiments

Surprise, scientists make errors especially when it’s their bread and butter. The real question is if they are errors?


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A new study has found some scientists are unknowingly tweaking experiments and analysis methods to increase their chances of getting results that are easily published.

The study conducted by ANU scientists is the most comprehensive investigation into a type of called p-hacking.


P-hacking happens when researchers either consciously or unconsciously analyse their data multiple times or in multiple ways until they get a desired result. If p-hacking is common, the exaggerated results could lead to misleading conclusions, even when evidence comes from multiple studies.

“We found evidence that p-hacking is happening throughout the life sciences,” said lead author Dr Megan Head from the ANU Research School of Biology.

The study used text mining to extract p-values – a number that indicates how likely it is that a result occurs by chance – from more than 100,000 research papers published around the world, spanning many scientific disciplines, including medicine, biology and psychology.

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What Was Lee Harvey Oswald Doing in Mexico?

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Lyndon B. Johnson taking the oath of office on Air Force One following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s  been over fifty years and there are still questions surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Certainly numerous Disinfonauts are well versed in the theories surrounding the incident. Please share your input.

via Politico Magazine

Much about his trip—weeks before the assassination—remains unexamined.

Still, if Oswald openly boasted about his plans to kill JFK among people in Mexico, it would undermine the official story that he was a lone wolf whose plans to kill the president could never have been detected by the CIA or FBI. In Slawson’s mind, it could even raise the question of whether people in Mexico might have been charged as accessories in the murder if they had known about Oswald’s threats but did nothing to stop him.

Ambassador Mann appears to have had similar suspicions.

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Bootleg Toys by “The Sucklord”

Have you ever wanted to get your hands on a pink Stormtrooper or a Sleestak in a business suit? The Sucklord has you covered. Meanwhile, watch this video where he talks about villains and such.

“The Sucklord” by Joey Garfield from ghostrobot on Vimeo.

From Suckadelic’s website: “SUCKADELIC is an evil arts organization specializing in Bootleg Toys, illicit remix records, and duffed out Supervillain Soap operas and is universally regarded as the sleaziest brand in the game. Ruled from a hidden Sweatshop by the intergalactic criminal and cosmic playboy, the SUPER SUCKLORD, Suckadelic has continued to pump highly addictive pop culture crap into the veins of willing victims since 1997.”

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Are We Doing Enough to Learn the Truth about UFOs?

The moment of so called "explosion" of the unknown craft in Rendlesham forest area. Software used: Google SketchUp, Kerkythea, TwistedBrush, Photoscape (CC) wikimedia

The moment of so called “explosion” of the unknown craft in Rendlesham forest area. Software used: Google SketchUp, Kerkythea, TwistedBrush, Photoscape (CC) wikimedia

Well are we? Would you join a civilian unit to quickly investigate UFO sightings?

via UFO Casebook

A LEADING Australian researcher has called for the launch of a quick response team to investigate UFO sightings across Australia within hours of them being reported. The civilian unit would take on a role similar to air crash investigators, interviewing witnesses and taking samples from the scene to be tested, with findings documented and released publicly.

The concept was among a raft of proposals tabled by experts at a Victorian UFO action conference.Researcher Keith Basterfield also called for a three-day symposium to help explain one of Melbourne’s most baffling cases.

The 1966 sighting over Westall High School in Clayton South could be solved by bringing together witnesses and experts under the one roof, he said.

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Steve Almond: I’m Quitting American Football

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Pollice Verso – Jean-Léon Gérôme 1872 (PD) wikimedia

I am sure many Disinfonauts and other aware netizens are clued into the distracting and sometimes rigged nature of the games around the world. This avid fan of American Football wrote the book  Against Football, explaining why he’s turned his back on the sport.

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Life-long NFL football fan Steve Almond recently wrote a book called Against Football in which he details why he is no longer watching the game he loves. Ian Crouch talked with Almond for the New Yorker.

Any other year, Steve Almond would have seen the play. But, after forty years of fandom, he’s quit the N.F.L. In his new book, “Against Football,” Almond is plain about what he considers the various moral hazards of the game: “I happen to believe that our allegiance to football legitimizes and even fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia.”

This part resonated most with me:

Even a casual N.F.L.

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