Friday, July 18, 2008

Technoccult TV: Antero Alli about Hyatt & RAW!!!

Technoccult TV: Antero Alli pt. 2

Watch the vid before reading on this post, or tis spoilydoo.

Holy... that was awesome :p, man if that was the story I could tell I would really fucking LOVE it if people asked me how I met RAW (I didn't) :p - I love shaking the bs. Man those nights at RAW's and Arlen's sound like a dream. Also great point about the lower circuits by Antero.

I find it really interesting again that a crazy UFO sighting like that happens during a kundalini rising (Antero's pauze was hilarious :p), the strange attractor of McKenna?

Technoccult is on freaking roll btw, check this out: Susan Blackmore on lucid dreaming - I've had a few lucid dreams, really wish I could - or would work towards - be(ing) better at it), quitting Mary Jane would help it seems. I'm fascinated by them, especially the semi-lucid ones, where you're not able to change the environment but are 'stuck' so to speak only to explore what's around you.


Check out an excellent article by the Celtic Rebel (check the new header, that's awesome) about Barrack Mohammed Hussein Obama & the other 2 puppets.

I recently saw Hancock (Live from the Logosphere synchromystic link), with all its blatant phoenix imagery - I mean shit, was it really necessary to have him wear a suit with a phoenix on its back and then have him parade in front of a huge Phoenix-like statue IN MULTIPLE CAMERA ANGLES in his first serious rescue effort :p, the answer is yes. At the end of the movie JFK gets specifically mentioned. Leave the theater with that, black superhero, JFK & go watch the news after the movie :p

You think the media isn't blatant about the Obama Hancock link: Hancock, Obama and the summer of heroes - Los Angeles Times, holy syncfest batman - I accidentally click this link and the picture of the phoenix is in my face lol, so added it to the article. The opening fucking word of the article is a typo lol "Sp far this summer" Ah fuck it I just had to read it on then, aaand... it's the most blatant propaganda article I've seen in months.
"Who doesn't want a superhero when the world is in trouble?" asks marketing guru Jane Buckingham of the Youth Intelligence Group, who studies young people. "Who doesn't want somebody to come save the day when the world is a mess?

"Life is hard. We are going through bad economic times. The environment is in trouble. There are looming terrorists."

Obama-man has no past. Like all caped crusaders, he is a mysterious cipher, and yet a reassuring figure, like Superman or Spider-Man. And you all know that beautiful, lanky Michelle Obama would look great in her own spandex. Personally, I have more confidence in Obama, and I'd just like to say, what's the alternative? John McCain as the Incredible Hulk?
I think if someone said those lines to my face I'd have to vomit all over theirs.
Here's another blatant link: Will Smith wants to be president of the US

Intuition is still alive

This little girl followed her instincts.

Racist Disney

Racist Disney

Why Is Disney's First Black Princess Such A Challenge?
I'm sure this has nothing to do with Obama being crowned soon :p From the article: a fairy tale to be called The Frog Princess (lol, shit, no really?) featuring Maddy, a black chambermaid working for a spoiled white Southern debutante. A voodoo priestess fairy godmother helps Maddy win the heart of a white prince, after he rescues her from the clutches of a voodoo magician. (should have provided some 'interesting' symbolism) Clichéd? Stereotypical? Yeah, that's what many people thought. So even though the film was slated for a 2009 release, Disney went back to the drawing board. According to a report by Arifa Akbar in today's Independent:

Disney's original storyboard is believed to have been torn up after criticism that the lead character was a clichéd subservient role with echoes of slavery, and whose name sounded too much like "Mammy" – a unwelcome reminder of America's Deep South before the civil rights movement swept away segregation.

It's not bad enough that Disney's princesses are often unemployed runaways desperate for a man: The first black heroine works for a white woman?

Well, the new revised film is called The Princess And The Frog (lol, phew, close one) and the character is named Tiana. She's 19 and she lives in New Orleans (the city that can fuck off during a disaster!) during the Jazz Age. A spokesperson from Disney swears: "All other characters and aspects of the story will be treated with the greatest respect and sensitivity." (But, notes Akbar, will it be as sensitive from this song lyric from 1993's Aladdin? "I come from a land, from a faraway place, where the caravan camels roam, where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face; it's barbaric, but hey, it's home.")

What's The Allure Of Everything Disney?
Don't be fooled by the sparkly magic wands, the pint-sized tiaras and those cute little "animal friends." The Disney princesses aren't sweet and innocent. They're a gang of vicious hoodlums, and they're plotting against you [...] Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the rest... Rarely slay dragons, play sports, pilot jets or do open-heart surgery. Instead, they fiddle with their coiffures, linger over invitations to the ball, flee ineffectually from evil crones and swoon. You don't have to be Gloria Steinem to realize that these are not, for the most part, useful professional skills in today's world.

Who's To Blame When Your Fairy Tale Doesn't Come True?

All the links are from a dumbass celebrity site, so iPologize for that. Check out Pseudoccult media's latest post and Freeman in general for more on Disney and their military industrial complex sponsered rides...

Thought this Technoccult link fitted better here so moved it: Racist Rejection Letter Stirs Controversy in SF Community - it is this kind of attitude from that ignorant editor that allows wars & even genocide, a lot of people I know think in this fucking stupid way. What is racism, it's (indoctrinated) ignorance. Ignoring how others peoples minds work and not realizing how similar the process is to yours. I once asked someone who happens to be the worst racist I've ever met - why he thought that way, why he doesn't realize that he hates people for no good reason, why he doesn't realize they're not the source of his problems. He smiled and tried fooling himself and me "I'm not that much of an extreme racist." I should have responded: "You act like one, so what's the fucking difference" I didn't bother, pick your battles... Because I saw the smile: look for it when you're talking about BS issues, when people manage to restore order after cognitive dissonance, they are so happy with themselves that their illusionary world is "saved" and don't have to start questioning loads... On some people you just give up, we can only hope they'll find their own way once they're bored with ignorance.

"We were being told to rough up Iraqis that wouldn't cooperate. We were also told they're nothing but dogs, then all of a sudden you start looking at these people as less than human, and you start doing things to 'em you would never dream of, and that's where it got scary."
Sgt Ken Davis. 372nd MP Company. Abu Ghraib)

Watchmen Trailer

Watch a better version here (don't read the synopsis, they basically spoil the whole movie lol). but here's the embedded youtube:

Watchmen Trailer

Oeh, this looks really good. The Graphic Novel is by Alan Moore, I wonder if he liked this movie (he hated all the others based on his work ;p)

Thanks TechnOccult


The CIA Spoiler agency informs us that carbon tax is coming. Yes, because giving more money to the governments who allow their crony friend companies to pollute this planet is obviously the solution! Keep talking about co² while nobody fucking mentions pollution anymore, how convenient. Oh and btw, STOP EXHALING!

Maybe 2012 will just be a near death experience for our planet? :p

Daily Dedroidify: Chi

Daily Dedroidify: Chi

Ha! Chi!

Man using Mo Pai chi can start fire or repell rifle fire - verified by science
(from the docu "East of Krakatoa")

Qigong master projecting his chi energy

Chi: The Foundation Project (Scientific Investigation into the Existence of Chi)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cold Case: Masonic Ritual Killing on TV

As I learned from PseudOccult Media, whenever television is running out of ideas, they just take some of their masonic 'hobbies' and reformat them. Like this dumbass series called Cold Case, how many damn criminal investigation shows can a tv take? I saw this episode where a fat girl gets killed during a frat party. The (masonic) 'brothers' of a former friend of her trick her into getting embarassed and later killed. Her (other fat) friend got raped the same night.

They got led into the party with blindfolds, cause only the 'brothers' are allowed to know where the party is. When their blindfolds are taken off they're standing on a huge scale like thingy. Haha... The 'brothers' wear pig masks that make you think of any masonic masquerade. (notably thé masquerade films: Eyes Wide Shut & The Ninth Gate.)

Later the dad of the guys threatens an investigater he can take his job easily. Don't come to the battlefield without a weapon, the investigator already has a picture with him that can be made headline news scandalizing him, so he'd better cooperate.

He talks about the party where the brothers wear their pig masks in a sloppy way with a lot of them showing their faces, and call the fat girls pigs. The girl takes a picture of the party and everybody freaks out, she says she e-mailed it already too. The father watching the party clears the room, everybody home! When the father left he says the girls were still alive, but a fire was started in the garden...

The girls' shattered egos decide to burn the house down in revenge, instead of going to cry themselves to sleep as usual. Laurie the main character goes back inside with her friend to talk about what happened. But the rape victim wants to burn the house down right away, when freaking out about this, she recognized her rapist. The father, shit saw that one coming. Upon this her hate starts 'burning' inside and she lights the house.

While this is happening, the brothers take out their anger on the friend who's with the fat girl inside, because of the picture, cause now their precious little shit secret is out and the fraternity will be done with. They lock the girl in the room they were in. One brother takes the key and asks: 'are you a brother or a pussy' and walks away with the key. The friend tries to save the fat girl, but the damn window is barred. She dies behind bars gasping for air with the friend trying to save her.

The prick that locked the door is arrested. Another picture of him is taken while he's escorted away. The girl who set the house on fire is arrested too though. But so is the father. The dumbass show ends with an X-Files like warehouse where a box of evidence is left, maybe a hint like in the X-files of the multitude of these kind of cases. Right after that and the final scene: the friend bonds with the father and he sees a vision of the dead girl smiling at him, with butterflys on the door behind her. Lovely, the caterpillar is now the butterfly, the human is now an angel, but as for the most twisted interpretation: for the elitist masons, the bad fat living girl is now a good dead girl. Damn, I know.

The butterfly, another mind control symbol: The name Monarch does not derive from its royal heritage, but rather refers to the Monarch butterfly. Children who are traumatized have their legs tied and are electroshocked and tortured so that their alters (personalities) that form think they are butterflies, a feeling of light-headedness is also evidenced by the electroshock; as if one is floating or fluttering like a butterfly.


The Hieroglyphics: Soweto

The collective is known for its ubiquitous, three-eyed, straight-lipped face logo that figures prominently on their albums, website, stickers, and clothing (worn by both the collective's members, as well as fans).

Del the Funkee Homosapien (Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, etc) comments about the logo:
"When I invented that symbol, I never thought it would get this big. I've seen about 20 people with that tattoo. I saw a comic book - like Clerks or something - and one of the fools in there had a Hiero shirt on. I saw a Redman and Method Man video, and there's somebody in the crowd with a Hiero shirt on. I think slowly but surely people are starting to pay attention to us." (The first album is also called Third Eye Vision.)

That'll do it for hip hop related stuff for a while now me thinks ;p

Pharoahe in the Pyramid

"Sky's the limit, game's definite when I'm in it
All window's is tinted, how you seeing me when I'm in it"
Pharaohe Monch in Oh No with Mos Def & Nate Dogg. The words on bill are Rawkus, from Rawkus Records to which the Pharaohe was signed.

He used to be part of the hip hop duo Organized Konfusion.

Pharaohe Monch, and a lot more aka The unbound all stars in a song for Mumia Abu-Jamal (lyrics):

"Free ourselves from the mental bondage, free ourselves from family feuds."

"Now they were playin God just to feel the power. Not to justify that of you and I
Holdin daggers up and lettin you decide after passin information that's falsified."
Slim Kid

"We watch wizards play games in Washington with your life."
Channel Live

alien parasites

Warning, this is the most disgusting vid I've ever posted :p

Is this where they got their Venom/Oily X-files parasite ideas from?

alien parasites

vid info: we were at the drunkfest when one of us killed a grasshopper (by accident;)) Suddenly three black worms started to crawl out of it as you see. We looked on the net and books what could it be, and we think these creatures are called hairworms, they are supposed to brainwash the grasshopper to jump into the water and drown, because water is worms' natural habitat. But... apart killing some more grasshoppers and finding worms in each of them, they were also in the bugs and bigger insects that we also killed ;) heh. Luckily we didn't continue our research on dogs, cats and thank god not humans.

CNN reporter finds self on 'terror' list

CNN reporter finds self on 'terror' list

1.000.000 names and 20.000 added every month. 800 FEMA camps, capacity unknown. The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.

"History is alway repeating itself, but each time the price goes up." Source unknown

Executive Orders associated with FEMA that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen, what you're reading here is simply the forced preservation of the people working for the government at the cost of everyone else, I suddenly understand why Obama needs that civilian police force now, who else is gonna put all those people in the camps? How's that for hope you can believe in:
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis." FEMA's powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the...

National Security Act of 1947 allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities.

1950 Defense Production Act gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.

Act of August 29, 1916 authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.

International Emergency Economic Powers Act enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.

American Politics: do it for the children

Check out a 50+ name list of republicans who are into politics 'for the children'. I'd like to point out that these are only the ones that got caught & that the liberals (the other head of the two-headed beast) are just as f'd up: Here's one link with a small list. "Don't worry folks, everything is under control: the politicians just need your money & kids to keep the peace."

US Snipers New Controversial Tactics of Baiting and Shooting Insurgents

US Snipers New Controversial Tactics of Baiting and Shooting Insurgents

The real terrorists show how its done... "I can't watch liveleak comments for more than 5 seconds without praying for nuclear holocaust." Channeled Bill Hicks 2008 :p

One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom (1961)

I got sent this on myspace and see Secret Sun has a post up about it too.

One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom (1961)

From the vid info: One Step Beyond was a series show which began airing in 1959. The show primarily dealt with dramatized versions of paranormal events. This episode which is from the third season was an exception. John Newland along with doctors, and scientists took along a camera crew into the mountains of Mexico in search of the Sacred Mushroom. In one scene, a few "brujos" (native shamen) are encountered and agree to guide the party in a mushroom ceremony. In the next scene, John Newland is back in the states, and along with Dr. Andrija Puharich, several ESP tests are conducted on John before and after injesting the mushroom they call "X". This really is a facinating thing to watch considering this was series television (ABC) broadcast nationally in 1961... possibly one of the only times a psychedelic substance was injested and broadcasted.

It has some (unintentional) hilarious moments:
_...a man was shot.
_and shot at.
_and another man was driven out of his mind.
_for a while... :p

Andy Dick jailed on Sex & Drug allegations :p

Andy Dick Jailed on Drug, Sex Allegations

Another celeb has lost it. Here are some early indicator clips: Andy Dick touches Ivanka Trump gets thrown off Jimmy Kimmel, Andy Dick Breaks Silence on John Lovitz Fight, Andy Dick, Brynn Hartman - cocaine, awkwaaard, never could stand the guy very much, here's a classic though: Andy Dick & Bush.

Obama calls for domestic “security force” as powerful as U.S. military, columnist compares proposal to Hitler Youth

The CIA spoiler agency of Alex Jones is so kind to let us know how much hope you really can believe in.
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded,” Obama told a Colorado Springs audience earlier this month.

World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah asked if he was the only journalist in America who found Obama’s statement troubling.

Daily Dedroidify: The short path by Padmasambhava

Daily Dedroidify: The short path by Padmasambhava

1. Reading of a great number of books of different religions and philosophies. Listening to many sages and teachers who adhere to many different theories. Scientifically experiencing and trying out several different methods.

2. Choosing one from all investigated religions and philosophies and letting go of the others, as an eagle chooses one sheep from a herd as its prey.

3. Live in a simple manner, humble in one's way of acting; not trying to be remarkable or seeming important in the eyes of the world, but raising one's spirit high above all worldly power and fame after this seemingly unimportance.

4. Indifference toward everything. Behaving as a dog or pig who eats what happens to be around. Making no choice between the occuring things. Making no effort whatsoever to receive or avoid something; with equality accepting everything that happens, richess or poverty, praise or loathing, stopping to distinguish between piety and impiety, honor or shame, good and evil. Never be sad, or have sorrow about done matters and on the other hand never being happy or proud about what one has accomplished.

5. Observing conflicting opinions and different manifestations of activity with complete equality and disattachement. Understanding that these are unavoidably confined in the unique manner of acting of each individual. Understanding all of this and remaining serene. Overseeing the world as someone looking down from the highest mountain on the valleys and lesser mountain tops around them.

6. The sixth stadium cannot be described. It corresponds with the realisation of emptiness, that in Lamaistic terminology stands for Inexpressible Reality.

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

Ah some nice cheesy satire sci-fi with story elements that any synchromystic can enjoy and play sirius reality tunnel labyrinth with. A better sequal than the first, though don't get your hopes up too much, this is so B-movie ;p. Casper van Dien from the first is there again, but there's better news: Jolene Blalock, wawaweewa! There's some really, really overt symbolism in there, it's pushed so hard in your face it's just hilarious. Too hilarious to do a write-up of it :p

Do you want to know more?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quantum Knowledge

Quantum Knowledge

Featuring Robert Anton Wilson, Dean Radin, David Deutsch, Bill Hicks and some other usual suspects.

Mos Def :The Rape Over & Tupac about the Illuminati

Mos Def: The Rape Over (Jay-Z Take Over parody)

Me likes, here's some more conscious hip hop.

And here's Tupac about the "Illuminati" (I think Tupac is offering people a "winner script" to deal with the possibility of this): "
That's why I put the K to it, n*ggas is tellin me about this illuminati shit while I'm in jail, "the dollars ya'll." That's another way to keep your self esteem low, that's another way to keep you unconfident and I'm putting that K because I'm killing that Illuminati shit... Cause they all like "the pope.. and the money," Aww come on man, get the fuck outta here! You so thinking about the money, you're not getting the motherfucking money. Get the money n*gga I don't give a fuck who's face on there."
Tupac Shakur
From a perspective that's like profound wisdom 90s style hehe :p, anyone have a guess if this 7 day theory prankster is still alive?

Religions of the World - Hinduism

Religions of the World - Hinduism

Thanks to The Invisibles: "Never not know the name of that elephant god again." lol


I just 'manifested' a free Ipod Touch today. Seriously, wtf? And thanks. :p

update: does anybody know a way to read ebooks on the Ipod touch without buying the add-application software, jailbreaking it, and even possible not going online? :p

The Truth, the whole truth & nothing but...

Check out this excellent post: The Truth, the whole truth & nothing but... at too long in this place by wise woman. Nothing left to say, head over there! :p

Just a reminder: If you want some random synchromysticism, check out my stumbleupon blog with the synchromysticism tag. You can browse in list or grid mode.

Alan Watts

Alan Watts

Hidden Agendas: Alternative Researchers, 2012 Love Fest, & Progressive Clarity

Check out a great rant at Hidden Agendas: Alternative Researchers, 2012 Love Fest, & Progressive Clarity.

From reading the Egyptian Enneads, I initially see no extraterrestrial influence, I see a fucked up family, engaging mostly in incest, subjugating entire nations (start with one!) through ridiculous fucking belief and control systems. Masters at deception, but no convincing evidence for me that these are Extraterrestrials or 'Gods' (dimensionals). The Man behind the Curtain, is probably just an old geezer that you can bitchslap. If Satan is the symbol of the Lie, then these families are Legion, the one who is many. Divide & Conquer through belief, what if the biggest mystery in the beginning of civilisation was that some monkeys realized that you could lie your ass off with language? Though of course, it's possible there is an extraterrestrial/dimensional influence operative, I'll just need to have some proof before I accept it completely, until then, they will exist as many possible reality tunnels in my mind, so nothing gets filtered out or preferred.

Is 2012 a sedative or a catalyst for you? If it's a sedative drop it, if it's a catalyst all the better. But if 2012 is an excuse for you to not act in any way for what you think (not believe) is right, then I really think it's time for some self-evaluation. (Don't worry, you can lie to yourself all you want if you find that more comforting :p). Guess what, action is what got these people their power, not just thinking about it. So don't get me started on the law of attr(non-)action as a means of overcoming the system if by that you just mean thinking happy thoughts and not working towards your desired future.

"Oh foolish man, what won't you believe." Adam Weishaupt
Believe NO-THING.

The lizzies come up in hallucinogenic trips, but hey, loads of theriantropic creatures do. You're just as likely to run into a humanoid bee, a praying mantis or a fluffy bunny rabbit (I kid you not). This is your future they will tell you, for we are you in the future, consciousness mirroring itself. Wether these are other dimensions or just deep realms of human imagination nobody can say for certain yet, as these non-lineair spaces will need some more exploring for that.

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels with him."
Does this mean they're just gonna go underground bunker? :p

These alternative researchers are also highly suspect to me, there's not one I'll really vouch for. They contradict each other, accuse each other, and their conclusions should be considered just that, their conclusions.

However this doesn't mean I'm not open to the possibility of 2012, extraterrestrials/dimensionals or the researchers theories, otherwise I wouldn't explore and question them. I've had some very interesting experiences concerning consciousness which I have shared here, these include meditation, entheogenic, synchronistic and even divinatory experiences. My current catma's are very agnostic however as I find that to be the most sane way to move ahead.

I'll close off with two X-Files quotes:
I want to believe: the worst fucking quote in fiction (that includes religion) ever, this is worse than religion & ideology and their confirmation bias, this is wanting the confirmation bias!
Though on the other hand, it also could just imply 'keep seeking despite ridicule or whatever', they could have worded it better in that case.
Trust no one: Aah, much better, trust no one, not even yourself by which I mean continue to question your belief system periodically. Everyone, including you, can be potentially misled by hidden agendas, disinfo, misinfo, ignorance, fuzzy logic, confirmation bias, too much or too little skepticism towards a subject, etc etc. Remember, truth seeking is about seeking thé truth, not your truth by which I mean acquiring new beliefs based on earlier ones.

Question everything, replacing the exploring everything above. Since the datastream is more than corrupted, 'question' is much more appropriate I find. Thanks Michael!

Daily Dedroidify: Anger!

Daily Dedroidify: Anger. A while ago I completed my last of 24 lectures on the "Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions" course from the teaching company (TTC Course No. 4123) Taught by Robert C. Solomon from The University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D., University of Michigan).

I found it very entertaining, I didn't learn a super lot cause I was already well trained in emotional intelligence but I recommend it to anyone, a great teacher with some good lessons and will surely brighten up anyone. Philosophers and other people mentioned include Plato, Aristotle, William James, Freud, etc

I also learned that anger may not be quite the 'basic' emotion we think it is.
The Utkuhikhalingmiut tribe of Inuit (Eskimos) and The Polynesians of Tahiti and surrounding islands do not express anger at one another, and look down upon it, in fact the closest translation for the Utkuhikhalingmiut word would be childishness lol! The Polynesians even demonize anger and regard it as going crazy. Anthropologists who have studied Polynesians in some detail say that they hypercognize anger meaning that they talk about it a good deal, but they do not experience it often. In the west, we also hypercognize anger, but in this culture, that hypercognition serves as a spur to anger... (lol)

This leads me to think that anger is mostly an inherited evolutionary asset which we needed for protection, but clearly can be overcome much easier than thought if entire societies can get rid of it in a healthy way. So if you're embarking on the spiritual path or trying to be happier with controlling your thoughts, think of the Utkuhikhalingmiut and Polynesians for inspiration :) I'll leave you with this thought: Do you think enlightenment still includes anger?

If you're interested, here's some further reading:
Catherine Lutz, Unnatural Emotions.
Robert Levi, The Tahitians.
Jean Briggs, Never in Anger: Portrait of an Eskimo Family.

Here follows a Mahayana Buddhist Sutra on anger:

Sutra On The Buddha's Bequeathed Teaching
Sutra Preface

When Shakyamuni Buddha first turned the Wheel of Dharma, he crossed
over the Venerable Ajnatakaundinya. The very last time he spoke the
Dharma, he crossed over the Venerable Subhadhra. All of those whom
he should have crossed over had already been crossed over. He lay
between the Twin Sala trees and was about to enter Nirvana. At this
time, in the middle period of the night, all was quiet,without any
sound. Then for the sake of all of his disciples he spoke on the
essentials of the Dharma.


Avoiding Anger

All of you Bhikshus, if a person dismembered you piece by piece your
mind should be self-contained. Do not allow yourself to become
angry. Moreover, you should guard your mouth and not give rise to
evil speech. If you allow yourself to have thoughts of anger, you
will hinder your own Way, and lose the merit and virtue you have
gained. Patience is a virtue which neither upholding the precepts
nor the ascetic practises are able to compare with. One who is able
to practise patience can be called a great person who has strength;
if you are unable to happily and patiently undergo the poison of
malicious abuse, as if drinking sweet dew, you cannot be called a
wise person who has entered the Way. Why is this? The harm from
anger ruins all good dharmas and destroys one's good reputation.
People of the present and of the future will not even wish to see
this person. You should know that a heart of anger is worse than a
fierce fire. You should always guard against it, and not allow it to
enter you, for of the thieves which rob one's merit and virtue, none
surpasses anger. Anger may be excusable in lay people who indulge in
desires, and in people who do not cultivate the Way, who are without
the means to restrain themselves, but for people who have left the
home-life, who cultivate the Way and are without desires, harboring
anger is impermissable. Within a clear, cool cloud, there should not
be a sudden blazing clash of thunder.

How to stay stressed
a taster:
TAKE PLENTY OF STIMULANTS. The old standards of caffeine, nicotine, sugar, and cola will continue to do the job just fine.

AVOID "WOO-WOO" PRACTICES. Ignore the evidence suggesting that meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and/or mental imaging help to reduce stress. The Protestant work ethic is good for everyone, Protestant or not.

GET RID OF YOUR SOCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEM. Let the few friends who are willing to tolerate you know that concern yourself with friendships only if you have time, and you never have time. If a few people persist in trying to be your friend, avoid them.

PERSONALIZE ALL CRITICISM. Anyone who criticizes any aspect of your work, family, dog, house, or car is mounting a personal attack. Don't take time to listen, be offended, then return the attack!

THROW OUT YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR. Staying stressed is no laughing matter, and it shouldn't be treated as one.

MALES AND FEMALES ALIKE - BE MACHO. Never ever ask for help, and if you want it done right, do it yourself!

BECOME A WORKAHOLIC. Put work before everything else, and be sure to take work home evenings and weekends. Keep reminding yourself that vacations are for sissies.

DISCARD GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS. Schedule in more activities every day than you can possibly get done and then worry about it all whenever you get a chance.

PROCRASTINATE. Putting things off to the last second always produces a marvelous amount of stress.

WORRY ABOUT THINGS YOU CAN'T CONTROL. Worry about the stock market, earthquakes, the approaching Ice Age, you know, all the big issues.

BECOME NOT ONLY A PERFECTIONIST BUT SET IMPOSSIBLY HIGH STANDARDS ...and either beat yourself up, or ... feel guilty, depressed, discouraged, and/or inadequate when you don't meet them.

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."

THX 1138 trailer

THX 1138 trailer

Holy crap, I need to stop putting off watching classics. This movie is just excellent, I'll try to do a write-up of it soon. This was George Lucas his first (and best, it seems!) movie. Check out this post at Aferrismoon: 1138 and the Whirr of the Aeon.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Alan Watts: Who am I?

Alan Watts: Who am I?


December 21 2012 is the code

Didn't know Canibus had such spiritual activist lyrics, check out some great hip hop: beyond 2012, harbinger of light, channel zero v1 & v2, freestyle, etc. He joined the army in 2002 too, interesting fella.

Secrets of the Occult: Part 1 The Magicians

Derren Brown - Subliminal Advertising

Derren Brown - Subliminal Advertising

Derren Brown shows that even people in advertising themselves are just as susceptible for subliminal images as everyone else.

“Verbatim” - Erin McKean speaks at Google

“Verbatim” - Erin McKean speaks at Google

Thanks to Philosophy-Explained, check out this post for more interesting info. I'm fascinated by languge myself, engage in constant wordplay and am painfully aware of how language creates reality. This is an interesting enough lecture about setting some dictionairy-bs straight ;).


Reality is playing tricks again, Lon Milo Duquette dropped by to wonder where his money is if he was bought as Leo Zagami claimed in the interview with (possible disinfo) project camelot. I can only admire such levity, after all, we're chicken qabalists! Don't worry about it ;).

This is great timing as I was checking out Laurence Gardner more after posting that lecture yesterday. I have to say I'm very suspicious of this monatomic gold and especially its online sale :p. But Icke & Swerdlow, two researchers who I respect among the least of the whole bunch, accusing Gardner to be a reptilian shapeshifter? Hey it's possible :p but I don't know how to take this reality seriously anymore ;p. Nor would I want to! All hail Eris and Operation Mindfuck.

Daily Dedroidify: The Number 23, 17 and the law of fives.

Daily Dedroidify: The Number 23

Check out the link for more cause it's too much to post here (added the first sections though). In the Illuminatus Trilogy it is known as the 23/17 phenomonen (wink to Chris Knowles). Check out the link for more info on 23/17 including Illuminatus Excerpts, all things related 23 and the movie with Jim Carrey.

Robert Anton Wilson: What is the 23 enigma?

The "23 Enigma" is the Discordian belief that all events are connected to the number 23, given enough ingenuity on the part of the interpreter. It can be seen in Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's Illuminatus! trilogy (there called the "23/17 phenomenon"), Wilson's Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati (there called "The Law of 23s" and "The 23 Enigma"), Arthur Koestler's Challenge of Chance, as well as the Principia Discordia. In these works, 23 is considered either lucky, unlucky, sacred to the goddess Eris, sinister, sacred to the unholy gods of the Cthulhu Mythos, or strange.
Discordians regard this as a corollary of the Law of Fives. As with most numerological claims, the 23 enigma can be viewed as an example of apophenia, selection bias, and confirmation bias. In interviews, Wilson has acknowledged the self-fulfilling nature of the 23 enigma, implying that the real value of the Laws of Fives and Twenty-threes lies in their demonstration of the mind's power to perceive "truth" in nearly anything.
"When you start looking for something you tend to find it. This wouldn't be like Simon Newcombe, the great astronomer, who wrote a mathematical proof that heavier than air flight was impossible and published it a day before the Wright brothers took off. I'm talking about people who found a pattern in nature and wrote several scientific articles and got it accepted by a large part of the scientific community before it was generally agreed that there was no such pattern, it was all just selective perception." - Robert Anton Wilson explaining how easily people find facts to back their conspiracy theories after using the 23 phenomenon to illustrate this tendency (From Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything, Sounds True, December 2001). In the Illuminatus! Trilogy, he expresses the same view: that one can find a numerological significance to anything, provided "sufficient cleverness." Though check the video linked above if this piece of text took the mystery out of it for you ;). (from the wikipedia article)

Fusion Anomaly 23: The Law of Fives states simply that:

9/11 2001: 9+11+2+1=23. WTC: W=23rd letter, T=20th, C=3rd, T+C=23. The BBC also reported the collapse of WTC building 7 which wasn't hit by a plane but obviously imploded due to controlled demolition (like Building 1 and 2) 23 minutes before its actual collapse. Oops. 2012: 20+1+2=23
David Beckham's choice of the number 23 shirt to play for Real Madrid: Michael Jordan wore the number 23 shirt, Caesar was stabbed 23 times, 23 mph is the maximum speed of an American crow; and let's not forget AA23, the cell in which Princess Leia was held in the original Star Wars movie. W is the 23 letter of this alphabet. The symbol for that letter is two points down and three points up.
VW the abbreviation for Volkswagen has V=roman numeral for 5 and W=2 down and 3 up in it. Waco Texas and the Oklahoma bombing both happened on april 19th, 19+4 (april)=23. The Hiroshima bomb was dropped at 8.15, 8+15=23.
23 Annunaki, the number of the supposed original advance team of "aliens" who aided in the seeding of life on this planet. William Shakespeare was born and died on April 23. Most of Shakespeare is known to us through the first folio published in 1623. The human biorhythm cycle is generally 23 days. One measures a circle beginning anywhere. It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate through the human body.
Apollo 'Lunar Landings' 1 & 2 - First 'landing' on the Moon was in the Sea of Tranquility, 23.63 degrees East. Second 'landing' was in the Ocean of Storms, 23.42 degrees West. Notice the names of the picked sights and how they contrast. Note: First two 'landings' were Apollo 11 & 12 (11+12= 23).
In the early '60's in Tangiers, William Burroughs knew a certain "Captain Clark" who ran a ferry from Tangiers to Spain. One day, Clark said to Burroughs that he'd been running the ferry 23 years without an accident. That very day the ferry sank, killing Clark and everyone aboard. In the evening, Burroughs was thinking about this when he turned on the radio. The first newscast headlined the crash of an airline plane on the New York-Miami route. The pilot was another Captain Clark and the flight was listed as Flight 23 (ala the line "Captain Clark welcomes you aboard."). The human body has 46 chromosomes, which are paired, in somatic cells. Generative cells have half this number, 23, which is the number of chromosomes each parents gives to human DNA.
23 Axioms in Euclid's Geometry. The Knights Templars had only 23 Grandmasters. Jacques de Molay was the 23rd and last of the Templar Grandmasters. After the Rodney King verdict, a Korean shopkeeper during the L.A riots can be clearly seen shooting at looters from the roof of a building in front of a large sign proclaiming the number 23 and nothing else. There are 23 letters in the Latin alphabet. Max Headroom broadcast on Network 23.
Nissan is a brand of Japanese cars. In Japanese, "ni" is 2, and "san" is 3. So Nissan would be 23. In the film Alice of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland by the Czech director/animator Jan Svankmejer, Alice's taxidermically stuffed rabbit flings open the door by dressing itself and running 'away'. The case that holds the white rabbit (i.e. Pookah (i.e. one who takes you OUT)) is labeled "No. 23" 23 is the first prime number in which both digits are prime numbers and add up to another prime number. In the Qabalistic Tree of Life the 23rd path is associated with the Hanged Man Tarot Card. Aleister Crowley also states that this card represents the concept that the only way OUT is WITHIN. 23 HOP is the club where the Toronto rave scene was created.
Popeye is seen repeatedly pondering the number 23 in many of his 1970's TV Cartoons. Film: Star Wars In the final assault on the Death Star, Luke Skywalker is in Red 5. Red 2 and Red 3 start the bomb runs at 23 degrees."Stay on target!" AA-23 designation of the detention block on the first Death Star used to imprison Princess Leia. It was located on Level 5. Standard TCP/IP port for Telnet is 23.
In the movie THX1138 directed by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppala, the main police droid is number 23. Church of the Process - Famed church, espoused by Skinny Puppy and Psychic TV, which regards 23 as a special number of great significance. The address of the Freemasons lodge in Stafford, England is 23 Jaol Rd. In New York it is on 23rd street. Physics: Tidal Wave Frequency - On average every 23rd wave crashing to shore is twice as large as normal. Money: U.S. Coinage - There are exactly 23 plainly visible characters (letters & numbers) on the front of U.S. Coins. The Earth is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees (At the moment).
Film: Unbearable Lightness Of Being - The characters had stopped in a doorway, as the Russian tanks rolled into the city. The number on the doorway was 23. TV series - Kung Fu episode #23 - The Tong - Caine helps a missionary woman rescue a Chinese boy from slavery to a member of the Dragon of Retribution Tong. There are 23 buildings on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.
The "Dog Days" of summer begin on July 23rd when the star Sirius (the brightest star in our Summer sky), first rises from behind the sun in the Constellation of Canis Major. The pattern of DNA shows irregular connections at every 23rd section (angtroms). Humans have 23 vertebra running down their main bit.
Blood circulates the body on average every 23 seconds. the 23rd letter in the Greek alphabet is Psi. In quantum physics the wave function (denoted by the Greek psi symbol) is sometimes referred to as mathematical fiction. When Schrodinger developed his famous wave equation, it was a puzzle as to what psi really represented. It was concluded that the wave function depicted probabilities--and not energy. The 23rd hexagram of the I-Ching signifies chaos (Hail Eris!) Disintegration.
film One Hour Photo directed by Mark Romanek - 23 was shown twice. the number of the kid's soccer jersey, as well as how many peole waiting to be served at the one hour photo. It's also Catch-23 Productions.
film Matrix: Reloaded - Architect: The function of the One is now to return to the Source, allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry, reinserting the prime program. After which, you will be required to select from the Matrix 23 individuals - 16 female, 7 male - to rebuild Zion. Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash, killing everyone connected to the Matrix, which, coupled with the extermination of Zion, will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire human race. Neo: You won't let it happen. You can't. You need human beings to survive.

from the article 23 of the great website Fusion Anomaly dot net
(the text before the open space is from an article and the VW,
9/11 and 2012 lines are by myself :p)

click for more on the nr 23

Monday, July 14, 2008

Laurence Gardner - Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark

Laurence Gardner - Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark

From the royal tombs of pharaonic Egypt, to the laboratories of modern science, comes the extraordinary account of gravity defiance and teleportation in the ancient world. The Book of the Dead refers to a hyper-dimensional realm called the Field of Mfkzt, which is now determined as a superconductive energy field of high-spin metallurgy. Liaising with modern physicists, Laurence Gardner has ascertained that mfkzt (known today as monatomic gold) was the secret of the pharaohs' rite of passage to the Afterlife, and was directly associated with the pyramids and the biblical Ark of the Covenant, as revealed by inscriptions at the Sinai mountain temple of Moses.

Terence McKenna: The World Needs a Hero

Terence McKenna: The world needs a Hero

I'll Take Your Brain To Another Dimension

I'll Take You To Another Dimension

Pay close attention (the Prodigy)

If the Glove doesn't fit

The Celtic Rebel shakes your BS with the Condom Conspiracy.

Story of Stuff

Story of Stuff

8 Destructive thinking patterns and how to change them

Check out this possible life changing article by Steven Aitchison.

And pay attention in the media how much these limiting "loser scripts" are actually projected in your mind. If you want a course in how to be any kind of loser, just turn on the tv. Which seems to run on limited scripts and negative embedded suggestions. You can learn a lot by looking deeper and further into what you're being presented, by being a little more aware so you can transmute all that negativity being thrown at you and already within yourself into the positive.

Here are the winner/loser scripts for the 8 Circuit Model.

Let's not stop here: 9 reasons not to date a Tyrannosaurus Rex

Daily Dedroidify: Going to Galway

An old Irish story tells of a farm woman who set out on the road, walking at a brisk pace.
"Where are you going Maureen?" a neighbor woman asked.
"I'm going to Galway," said Maureen.
"Be careful," the neighbor warned. "You should say, 'I'm going to Galway, God willing.'"
"Stuff and nonsense," said Maureen. "I'm going to Galway and sure that's the whole of the matter."
God thereupon waxed sorely pissed. He turned the poor woman into a frog and deposited her in a swamp with a few thousand other frogs, and there he left her for seven long, long years.
All she heard or said for those dreary years consisted of "Gribbit! Gribbit! Gribbit!" and an occasional more classical "Koax, koax, koax!"
Everything she saw was dank and dark, like a scene from Poe, and all she had to eat were flies.
"It's enough to bother a body," she thought mournfully on many a miserable and rainy day.
At the end of seven years, God relented and allowed Maureen to resume a human form.
She immediately climbed out of the swamp, washed her clothes, and hung them on a traditional hickory limb.
When everything was dry, the good woman dressed herself again and started out on the road once more.
"Where are you going, Maureen?" asked another neighbor.
"To Galway," she said, "or back to that damned swamp with the frogs."

(Diety affronted by impiety)
Robert Anton Wilson - Cosmic Trigger 2: Down to Earth

Cactus Festival

Sorry folks didn't reach a computer before leaving for the Cactus festival in Bruges today, had a great time, a nice little festival, with a great atmosphere. Even kids running around collecting the plastic cups to get a free drink ticket so no trash anywhere ;) cool festival people, lots of different music & summer weather. Let me share my day with you!

DeVotchKa live with Slavic Sisters acrobatic act

Check out the great pictures at the end of this slideshow here for a great acrobatic act of a slavic sister, there are two in this video. He ended the set with his guitar against the theremin making some really cool sounds.

I really like this song by them:

Devotchka: How it ends

More Gypsy rock followed

Shantel: Disco Partizane

They opened with a semi-live version of this:

Ian Oliver feat. Shantel - Bucovina (Radio Mix)

Then this Belgian band which has some great songs:

Arsenal: Lotuk Live and a live version but the sound isn't so good and it's a guest singer. This is another good song by them: Switch.

Then The Kills, a man & woman with a guitar each and a beatmachine, I didn't really dig it but my buddy did. I can't even find a youtube vid I like of them ;) and after that some singer songwriter band named Sophia which sucked and was the worst warm-up for Bootsy Collins you can imagine ;p We also didn't see the first & last performers.

Bootsy Collins only did one song himself, but did come in the audience and walked right by us twice and the show was real good nonetheless. Mostly it was a James Brown tribute with a real good singer & dancer lookalike, and the guitarist and bassist from Public Enemy were part of the band too.

Bootsy in action, too bad I didn't get to hear this there but we got the funk ;)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Illuminatus Audiobook part III Leviathan is out


"The ultimate weapon isn't this plague out in Vegas, or any new super H-bomb. The ultimate weapon has always existed. Every man, every woman, and every child owns it. It's the ability to say No and take the consequences." - Hagbard Celine, Leviathan

Illuminatus! Part III ushers in the apocalyptic high-camp conclusion of the Illuminatus! Trilogy. The 9th and 10th Trips are performed by a grand ensemble cast. The Appendices (which are most instructive) are performed by the incomparable Ken Campbell, bringing the audiobook trilogy full circle. Part III includes the PROLOGUE, only published in the original separate editions of the The Trilogy. The Illuminati has never looked so good. ALL HAIL ERIS!

Abydos Tech or Palimpsest?

From this link: "The glyphs are a result of both erosion of the stone surface (evident elsewhere in the temple) and the process of filling in and re-carving the stone to replace some of the original hieroglyphics. The technical term for such a surface that has been written on more than once is a palimpsest. The usurping and modifying of inscriptions was common in ancient Egypt throughout its history. The Abydos glyph was modified at least once in antiquity, and perhaps twice. Some of the filling has fallen out in places where the older and the newer inscriptions overlap, and the result is unique and odd-looking.

The text is part of the titulary of Ramesses II and can be translated as "The one of the Two Ladies, who suppresses the nine foreign countries." This replaces the royal titulary of Seti I that was originally carved into the stone. More technically, the actual "helicopter" seems to be a portion of the psd.t sign and the X3s.t sign on top of each other, with portions missing. An apparent change in scale also mucks things up."

Another site about this
And another one

Gonzo Trailer

Gonzo Trailer

Some Hunter S. Thompson goodness for you

UFO The Secret Nasa Transmissions - The Smoking Gun

Thanks Secret Sun

Labyrinth of the Psychonaut: Ancestral Recall, Akashic Access, and The Age of Aquarius

Check out the post at Labyrinth of the Psychonaut for more info.

Ancestral Recall, Akashic Access, and The Age of Aquarius

People - By Mother Theresa

Daily Dedroidify: People

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centred; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Finally back on main pc

Woot! The damn gods have finally stopped toying with me, Eris and some subordinate named Murphy in particular :p. I was trying to put a new agp card in my puter and the power button now seems to need a special kind of fingerspitzgefuhl to be able to boot it properly. It took like 45 minutes to get it to work, so no more powering off for a while :p. Finally I have access to my rss feeds, ftp and everything else again so things should get back to normal here, whatever that means in this weird weather summer. Yay!

Thuth says bye

William of Thuther Thoughts is leaving the synchrosphere (btw does anyone know where Kean went to? Don't you all start leaving!) to explore other projects, check out his farewell post with a link to all his posts in pdf format (yay!). You can also check out the links on the side of the blog with top posts.

Some very good Thuth tips:
Alex Jones is CIA
George Noory is Naval Intelligence
Art Bell was Airforce Intelligence
Project Camelot is a Military Disinfo Project
Stop signs are sigils
Read More Blogs.
Do your own research. Paranoia is good. (metanoia is too! ;p)

Daily Dedroidify: Stoned Ape Theory

Daily Dedroidify: Stoned Ape Theory

Introducing... something else :p
The stoned ape theory of evolution by Terence McKenna
(download comic book - right click & save as)

"Man is a very odd creature. And to have arisen in a million years from the chipping of flint to launching of the space shuttle and the hurling of instruments out of the solar system, it seems preposterous to maintain that the forces and facts of nature as we know them could have allowed us to do what we are doing. Instead, I take a very premodern view: we are in league with the demiurge. We are the children of a force that we can barely imagine."
Terence McKenna

YT: Bill Hicks on Evolution

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Puter Job funnies

The Website Is Down: Sales Guy vs. Web Dude

If you haven't worked in IT this is probably not thàt funny, but hey, explore the reality tunnel ;). Here are some hilarious computer job-related things I remember off the top of my head:

In Networking Operations for a financial company (eww):
* Calling a Russian bank to check their server which is creating an error-msg flood on the monitor screens is always an adventure.
russian: GgGhhHhello?
me: Hello, this is *me* from *company name* calling, could you check your *company name* server?
russian: Surfehrr??
me: *company name*, computer
russian: ooh, computer!
me: yes, reboot please (screw checking it, that's really the modus operandi with major companies)
russian: reboot?
me: turn off... and on
russian: off and on, yes...?
me: yes, thank you, bye

Then you call back fifteen minutes later if nothing happens on the monitor screen.

ISP helpdesk:
* first day on the job, new employees in a meeting room, manager asks: So, how many of you here know what e-mail is?
* You know the old cupholder-cdrom joke, that really happened.
* client calls on phone: You broke my internet again! (: oh my bad, here I thought I was gonna fix it)
* collegue: dude your chat shell connection just got nuked severely and botched a server downstairs (: oh, crap)

Wayne Dyer: Muscle Testing

Wayne Dyer & the Arm test

I tried this with a kinesiologist once, he only had about 70% accuracy with a list of 10 foods (of which a lot are obvious). I was underwhelmed.

Check out this critique of Muscle Testing in Kinesiology of David Hawkins book Power vs Force, here is an excerpt:
What muscle testing, pendulum work and other forms of dowsing do is to allow us to "interview" our own or another's subconscious mind. The more we trust, practice and let go to these methods, the clearer and more consistent the communication. We become adepts at the language of the subconscious, and the information we learn greater and greater trust in the information that we receive. (I know of water dowsers in Ireland that are spot on every time when looking for where to sink a well, which is just as well as a mistake in location would be very costly in time and money.)

Some people, however, claim that these whisperings of the subconscious can potentially give us a method to determine absolute or objective truth to questions relating to matter beyond the health and vitality of the body. Recently, a book called Power vs Force has appeared on the New Age book shelves, and its author, ex-psychiatrist Dr. David Hawkins, has begun a whole program to calibrate "truth" on a scale of 1 to 1000. So for example, he and his team of muscle testers claims that Jesus calibrates at 1000, Mahayana Buddhism at 960, the Koran at 720, love at 500, reason at 400, fear at 100 and shame at 20. 85% of the world's population, according to Hawkins, calibrates at under 200 — the threshold of integrity. [This list makes some alarm bells go off for me.]

Whilst Hawkins' work is interesting and raises some challenging questions, what is concerning is that few in the "New Age" and progressive communities seem to question it. For example, a recent article published on Dr. Hawkins and his work in Kindred Spirit magazine does not challenge any of Hawkins' assertions. The author appears to have swallowed Hawkins's work hook, line and sinker. And yet, the paradigm that Hawkins is promoting is not as healthy as it seems, and could even be a huge step-back in our spiritual development. (Part of the reason nobody criticises his work may well be fear of judgment — criticism may get them calibrated below 200.)

The first clue to the shortcomings of Hawkins' calibration theory is his intellectualism: Force vs Power is a very dry read. Whenever something relatively simple is presented in an intellectual and scientific manner way beyond what is necessary or justifiable, you know that you may well be staring at a nude emperor. Gregg Braden did it with his new work the God Code, and Hawkins does it with his simple muscle testing implications. What happens is that the overly intellectual and scientific context in which a theory is presented ends up giving it a high standing in the eyes of ordinary people, because it is so easy for the authority of the scientific context to bleed into the unsubstantiated nature of the content. So you get a situation whereby the only criticism for works like these comes from those conversant in science — which is mostly the scientific establishment. And "they" would criticise such cutting-edge alternative research, wouldn't they!

Throughout history spiritual truths were often hidden because you could get killed for your beliefs, but more often than not these days they are lying on a deckchair getting a tan, whilst a distracted world passes them by.

If you strip down Hawkins' work to its bare essentials, you have a man that is basically dowsing for God. He is taking the whisperings of the subconscious as absolute measure of all things, even something as abstract as "truth". But surely, to understand whether this is justified, we need to understand what the subconscious is and what truth is. Without examining these terms, we end up making meaningless assertions, such as Hawkins' "a cat's purr calibrates at 500".

Dr. David Hawkins and his books calibrate extremely highly… and so they are as close to truth as you are going to get. (Power vs Force, according to Hawkins, calibrates at 850, which is higher than the Bible or the Koran, or indeed almost anything else ever written by a human being.)

Read the entire article here

Crowd Control Weapons

Goo, ray guns aim to protect @ Yahoo! Video
Click link for video

Ah CNN magic, protestors are terrorists and rational people don't worry about being exposed to the police's crazy new weaponry. Wonderful objective reporting, that's not propaganda at all :p

Justice can't be done in secret. And here's why

We will always try to twist the evidence to fit our theories.
Especially when we are wrong.

Why do people refuse to accept what simply has to be true? Social psychologists use a term to describe this behaviour that you may have come across - it is called cognitive dissonance. This is the tension that arises when a person holds two attitudes that are psychologically inconsistent. And it is tension that is hard to live with, tension that simply has to be resolved.

So what do you do? A brilliant new book by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson - Mistakes Were Made, but not by Me - explains. You believe that you are a good person, say, yet you know you have done a bad thing. There is dissonance. You resolve it by deciding that the bad thing was not that bad. The worse your behaviour, the harder you will try to twist it around in your head until you can reconcile it with your view of yourself.

It is commonly thought that we have theories and that they are tested by the facts. The opposite is true. We have theories and then we strive mightily to fit the facts into them, ignoring those that don't quite work or reinterpreting them if we have to. The more we have at stake emotionally, the more pressing this task becomes.

Cognitive disssonance explains a great deal. Take Gordon Brown. Some people believe that all the strife, all the difficulties he is encountering may lead him to give up. Cognitive dissonance suggests that the more trouble he is in, the more difficult things get, the harder he will work to convince himself that it is all worthwhile and that he is indispensable. His troubles make him less likely to resign, not more.

When groups - police, medics, politicians, social workers, the Family Court apparatus - get together, convinced of their own righteousness, the facts (like Timothy Evans) can go hang. They are certain that they are right, certain they are just and often, you know, they really are. But when they are not, they will never ever admit it, digging themselves in more and more deeply.

There's only one way out. That is to allow others, those without a stake in the righteousness of anyone, to shine a light on proceedings. Not to do so is inexcusable. It is an affront to justice and the rule of law.

Read the full article at times online (this is just an excerpt)