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Man: Prayer Group Told Me to Kill
ABC News, 28th November 2012
Less than three months after he stood as a groomsman in the wedding of two friends he had known since college in Texas, Micah Moore walked into a suburban Kansas City police department and unloaded a dark secret: He had taken the woman's life at the request of her new husband, a charismatic prayer group leader.

Police said Bethany Deaton's death initially appeared to be a suicide. Officers found a note and empty bottle of over-the-counter pain medication along with her body in a minivan parked by a lake on Oct. 30. It wasn't until Moore confessed nearly two weeks later that police announced she had been killed. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on a first-degree murder charge Wednesday. In the criminal complaint filed in support of the charge, police detailed a stunning series of allegations that Moore made as part of his confession.

This is yet another example of why it is not a good idea to automatically trust people who can act religious or spiritual... Psychopaths are very good liars and actors... Plain text version here

Are People Getting Dumber? One Geneticist Thinks So
Popular Science, 19th November 2012
[...] Human intelligence may have actually peaked before our ancient predecessors ever left Africa, Gerald Crabtree writes in two new journal articles. Genetic mutations during the past several millennia are causing a decline in overall human intellectual and emotional fitness, he says. Evolutionary pressure no longer favors intellect, so the problem is getting exponentially worse. He is careful to say that this is taking quite a long time, so it’s not like your grandparents are paragons of brilliance while your children will be cavemen rivaling Hartman’s SNL character. But he does posit that an ancient Athenian, plucked from 1000 BC, would be “among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions.”

His central thesis is that each generation produces deleterious mutations, so down the line of human history, our intelligence is ever more impaired compared to that of our predecessors. Not surprisingly, the hypothesis, published in the prominent journal Trends in Genetics, has several geneticists scratching their heads.

I quite like this write-up over the furore caused by a Standford geneticist claiming that genetic mutations during the past several millennia are causing a decline in overall human intellectual and emotional fitness.... But quite frankly, maybe he is only one of many wondering how humans have managed to survive when there are so many dumb people around... Well, to add to the argument, there is plenty of evidence that major civilisations have existed in the past and have been wiped off the planet and whether they were more technologically advanced than us is irrelevant because they could not save themselves from catacylsm... So, I disagree with the notion that "if there is a problem stemming from our declining intellects, it’ll solve itself." No, No, No..... At a time of rapid evolutionary change, celestial epigenetics under the control of universal consciousness will ensure that those who cannot adapt to the new cosmic environment and are therefore not fit for purpose will eventually disappear. So-called respected metaphysical sources claim that when people die those who are not up to scratch will be taken off to reincarnate somewhere low grade because this planet is in a new status.... /sarc on: The new metaphysical utopian dream /sarc off:... Personally, I think the whole 2012 phenomenon is a extremely good example of the challenge of the institutionalized dumbness inherent in societies that can only focus on short term economics... People with little or no qualifications talking up a one-day planetary apocalypse, whilst others with esoteric and astronomical knowledge of cosmic cycles are busy preparing for disasters because the planet is going to be very unstable for the forseeable future.... Personally, I am grateful that modern Mayan Elders pointed out the shift to a New Age dominated by aether/space based on their ancient astronomical calendars. What's more, I had enough intellectual capacity and brain development to integrate vasts amounts of readily available information to realise that modern Mayan Elders had got some essentials correct and some metaphysical sources were at least trying to encourage humanity to wake up to some reality despite the general preference for narcissism... Now, it is more than obvious that humanity is moving into a new era. The implications of a sudden onset of severe Space Weather is that there is additional energy to drive dramatic climate change and generate major geophysical upheaval. The argument for a one-day apocalypse is looking very lame, but due to the general lack of intellectual capacity, the 2012 hype was enough to at least alert some that something momentous is taking place.

How The Anti-Bullying Movement Is Setting Up Kids For Failure In Life and Their Evolution of Consciousness
Prevent Disease, 15th November 2012

The anti-bullying movement now so pervasive in all segments of society from schools, to community institutions and even the desks of lawmakers has penetrated almost every aspect of our lives that involves social interaction. It is no longer confined to children as it is well integrated within the human resources policies of most corporations alongside anti-harassment positions. [...]

When I see the same recurring theme being promoted across what appears to be multiple unrelated shows, documentaries and general news media, there is a little light that turns on inside my head to remind me how effective neurolinguistic programming (NLP) is among our media outlets.

The Anti-bullying Utopian Handbook listing forgot the "No critical thinking" and "Let morons walk all over you"... In a nutshell, the author is warning against cognitive suicide... Malignant narcissists, psychopaths and devolving neanderthals don't understand respect, so you have to learn how to recognise this type and their methods and then beat them off anyway you can... Unfortunately, that is what I have been forced to learn in the last 7 years... I don't want this kind of parasitical low-life in my life.... Oh dear, I just broke one of the above rules...

Utility worker reportedly attacked on Long Island by customer upset with Sandy response
Fox News, 13th November 2012
A utility worker from Florida was brutally attacked outside a Long Island restaurant after working a 16-hour day by a power customer who was apparently upset with the progress of power restoration in the area, reported. [...]

"He gave me no signs of anything aggressive. He was in a nice vehicle, dressed fairly nice from what I could tell," Applewhite says. The man jumped out of his car. "Just as soon as I got within arm's reach of him, he decked me," Applewhite says.

Narcissists really think that their needs are all that matters and in a crisis situation, these are the last types you want around... But quite frankly, this type are best avoided at any time...

Arizona woman allegedly runs over husband with car after learning he didn't vote
Fox News, 13th November 2012
A pregnant Arizona woman was arrested after allegedly running over her husband with her SUV upon discovering he did not vote in last week's election.

Police say 28-year-old Holly Solomon was enraged when she discovered her husband Daniel did not vote because she believes President Obama's re-election will bring hardship to their family, reports.

Witnesses say Daniel Solomon attempted hiding behind a light post to escape his wife's wrath and was running away when he was struck. He is now in critical condition at a local hospital.

Feral... the devolution continues....

Still 'paranoid' after all these years
CNN News, 4th November 2012
Look around. Trust is hitting historic lows. [...] Paranoia isn't on the fringe anymore... It's now closer to the beating heart of the mainstream. [...]

Indeed, there is good money in playing to your audience. the more the audience buys into it, the harder it is to dislodge their beliefs.

Writer Charles P. Pierce laid out the rules in his indispensable book "Idiot America": "1. Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings or otherwise moves units. 2. Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough. 3. Fact is that which enough people believe (and) Truth is determined by how fervently you believe it."

No wonder the so-called mainstream media has trust issues. In the search for ratings and Internet traffic, it gives voice to the same fearful hyperbole found elsewhere in society -- and often plays it for entertainment value.

This is a long article. Well, the problem with conspiracy theorists is that sometimes they are right... I am interested in the discussion of trust as these days, I have very little or no tolerance for shysters who approach me thinking they have found the next mark... It must be a sign of the times... Anyway, Pierce is right! This also explains the abundance of crap that passes for spirituality in the cultic milieu. I will repeat Pierce for any passing idiots...
1. Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings or otherwise moves units.
2. Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough.
3. Fact is that which enough people believe (and) Truth is determined by how fervently you believe it.
It looks like I have found another book by someone sane that I need to purchase...

The Psychopath Makeover
The Chronicle Review, 22nd October 2012
Over a 28-year-old single-malt scotch at the Scientific Study of Psychopathy's biennial bash in Montreal in 2011, I asked Bob Hare, "When you look around you at modern-day society, do you think, in general, that we're becoming more psychopathic?" The eminent criminal psychologist and creator of the widely used Psychopathy Checklist paused before answering. "I think, in general, yes, society is becoming more psychopathic," he said. "I mean, there's stuff going on nowadays that we wouldn't have seen 20, even 10 years ago. Kids are becoming anesthetized to normal sexual behavior by early exposure to pornography on the Internet. Rent-a-friend sites are getting more popular on the Web, because folks are either too busy or too techy to make real ones. ... The recent hike in female criminality is particularly revealing. And don't even get me started on Wall Street." [...] Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist at the University of Cambridge. This essay is excerpted from The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, his new book from Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The headline is the original version which was changed to something meaningless for some reason... Whatever, this is a 'must read' book exerpt if you are interested in this subject, I found the technical details concerning TMS and psychopathy useful. Near the beginning of this piece, we are told that there are clear signs that some in society are devolving (becoming more feral) and I am fascinated that the lack of reading is considered by psychologists as being a significant marker.... Yes, many have noticed the narcissism and lack of empathy amongst society, but my focus is those who claim to be spiritual but who act like automatons only capable of reciting homilies because too many neural pathways have shut down... The experiment with a Special Forces soldier and a research psychopath is truly interesting and the analogy of being put through a spiritual diswasher via TMS to obtain a temporary neural state where the psychologist becomes a "ballsy" psychopath for a short time is incredibly interesting. I note the following: "But if society really is becoming more psychopathic, it's not all doom and gloom. In the right context, certain psychopathic characteristics can actually be very constructive." Hmmm... this is yet another article that tries to make certain traits of psychopaths seems acceptable... Over at someone points out that, "Dr. Robert Hare has stated that psychopaths, who may constitute up to 6% of the population, may be responsible for 50% of crimes. This is hardly something positive." LinkWhat we are being told is that a certain percentage of the population are like robots and they act on compulsion and commit crimes with no conscience. They are so poorly developed on an emotional level that they cannot even pass for being human and have to work hard at appearing normal... Quite frankly, there are monsters in our midst but it seems that the popularity of these articles about psychopaths indicates that spotting those with psychopathy will become a new blood sport in society....

How can you tell if someone is a psychopath? Not all are predators
The Globe & Mail, 26th October 2012
As Dr. Dutton documents in his new book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths, What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, not every psychopath is a serial killer like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer.

“There are two deep-seated myths I’m trying to debunk,” explains Dr. Dutton, 45, who teaches at Oxford’s Magdalen College. “The first is that they’re all either mad or bad. And second, that you’re either a psychopath or you’re not.”

On the contrary, he says, predatory violence is only one of a dozen character traits that inform the authentic psychopath. Among the others are ruthlessness, charm, focus, intel- ligence, grace under pressure, narcissism, appetite for risk, the need to control, emotional detachment and/or lack of conscience.

In this article about Dutton's new book, it is once again suggested that callous criminal barstewards are good for society...
My Take: 'I'm spiritual but not religious' is a cop-out
CNN Region Blog, 29th September 2012
The increasingly common refrain that "I'm spiritual, but not religious," represents some of the most retrogressive aspects of contemporary society. The spiritual but not religious "movement" - an inappropriate term as that would suggest some collective, organizational aspect - highlights the implosion of belief that has struck at the heart of Western society. Spiritual but not religious people are especially prevalent in the younger population in the United States, although a recent study has argued that it is not so much that people have stopped believing in God, but rather have drifted from formal institutions.

Quite frankly, who cares what the religious think? The sheep herders want lots of sheep who can't think, will ignore the hypocrisy, lies and abuse of 'leaders' who are clearly not spiritual and are only interested in those who can and will pay tithes, etc etc...

Propaganda for Dummies: Netanyahu displays cartoonish bomb diagram at the UN to convince the world to turn against Iran, 27th September 2012
I thought this headline over at was hysterical.... Apparently the response to this plea was heaps of ridicule in the Twittersphere...

Bagel head body art trend
Orange News, 27th September 2012
I think this is weird....

Government hospitals may soon offer alternative treatment
The Star, 26th September 2012
PATIENTS may soon opt for modern, traditional or complementary medicine when seeking treatment in government hospitals.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said even though this was not the current standard operating procedure at government hospitals, traditional and complementary medical services could be a possibility in the near future due to its growing popularity among the public.

He said a study made recently showed that 77.9% of medical doctors responded positively about traditional and complementary medicine and would refer or advise their patients to go for massages, therapies or acupuncture.

Obviously, Big Pharma does not have a big enough stranglehold in this country...

Government hospitals may soon offer alternative treatment
The Star, 26th September 2012
PATIENTS may soon opt for modern, traditional or complementary medicine when seeking treatment in government hospitals.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said even though this was not the current standard operating procedure at government hospitals, traditional and complementary medical services could be a possibility in the near future due to its growing popularity among the public.

He said a study made recently showed that 77.9% of medical doctors responded positively about traditional and complementary medicine and would refer or advise their patients to go for massages, therapies or acupuncture.

Obviously, Big Pharma does not have a big enough stranglehold in this country...

Ex-professor gets life in prison for meeting rampage
Yahoo News, 24th September 2012
Huntsville, Alabama - A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at an Alabama university, killing three colleagues and wounding three others in 2010.

The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop. The former professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville showed no reaction as the verdict was read. She did not speak in court, but her attorney said she has often expressed great remorse for the victims and their families.

This is a follow up. Bishop must have experienced some kind of narcisstic injury to use Sam Vaknin's terminology and she decided to respond in the manner of a typical psychopath who thinks they can do what they like to settle their grievances. It doesn't matter that she was a university professor, these types operate by their own twisted logic and values. The behavioural patterns of narcissists and psychopaths have been well documented by psychologists who state there is no 'cure' for this type. The remorse is pure acting, psychopaths are famed for being able to turn on the waterworks at will.

Is America The Most Materialistic Society In The History Of The World?
The Economic Collapse, 19th September 2012
When it comes to materialism, has any nation ever surpassed what we are seeing in the United States right now? We define our lives by how much stuff we have, to a large degree our personal and business relationships are defined by how much money we make, and even most of the important dates on our calendar are all about materialism. Just think about it. We throw outrageous birthday parties for our kids and we shower them with gifts. Most of our "holidays" have become highly materialistic, and the biggest holiday of all in our society, Christmas, is an absolute orgy of materialism. We make lists of the "wealthiest Americans" and we glorify their achievements. We spend most of our time either making money or spending it. Even the phrase "the American Dream" reveals how materialistic we are.

This article reminds me of an invitation where I was asked by an American: Do you want to be rich like us? I felt I had been transported into Tolkien's Middle Earth and I had just had an encounter with Gollum.... I was so creeped out, I ran away fast and never looked back... Now, I realise that malignant narcissists only see you as a cardboard cut-out and a means to an end, I am not so offended, but it means that I know what I am dealing with and materialism is not the half of it.... Anyway, I was interested to find an article about someone who lived and breathed Oprahism for year. Robyn Okrant devoted a year to following Big Time New Age pusher Oprah's advice and wrote a book about her experience. In the Globe & Mail article, 25th February 2010, A year of living Oprah is no life at all. Oknant states:
"The biggest conflict for me is where spirituality and consumerism converge on her show. [....] This whole project was about living your "best life." But by the end of the year, you write, "I haven't felt this much pressure to look and act a certain way since high school." What specifically triggered those feelings?
There are some who refuse to forgive Oprah for promoting James Ray (despite warnings he was dangerous) who then proceeded with his new found fame to go on kill four people. Now she is promoting Tony Robbins, who blatantly uses cult tactics. His LGAT exercise of "Emotional Flooding" is a classic example... Due to the nature of the deceit, most people have no idea what some will do to turn them into blind followers, but in general, narcissism and consumerism is an intoxicating brew...

Security firm to hold zombie crisis scenario
Military Times, 16th September 2012
The far-fetched scenario of a government grappling a zombielike threat — think movies like “Night of the Living Dead” or, more comically, “Zombieland” — has captured the attention and imagination of Brad Barker, president of the security firm HALO Corp.

Next month, his outfit will incorporate — no kidding — zombies into a disaster-crisis scenario at the company’s annual Counter-Terrorism Summit in San Diego, a five-day event providing hands-on training, realistic demonstrations, lectures and classes geared to more than 1,000 military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical experts, and state and federal government workers.

At the moment, I am struggling with the notion that world controllers are taking the concept of zombies seriously.... but here we have a report on "the far-fetched scenario of a government grappling a zombielike threat..." reported in the Military Times.... Since my research is coming up with different scenarios for the occurrence of zombies, I am quite cynical about the need to create zombies because there is already a lot of mindless people around...

Assange gets an Aboriginal passport
Sydney Morning Herald, 15th September 2012
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been offered an Aboriginal Nations passport in an inner-city Sydney ceremony after he was "abandoned" by Australian authorities. His father, John Shipton, accepted the document at a celebration in Darlington today.

I think this is hilarious and serious both at the same time....

The most successful presidents could be the ones who exhibit psychopath-like traits
io9 News, 11th September 2012
Everybody's been rethinking psychopaths lately. Instead of thinking of psychopathy as a highly problematic and socially dangerous personality disorder, psychologists are increasingly coming to see it as an extremely complex set of characteristics that play an important role in human diversity and experience. And in fact, as a recent study from Emory University suggests, psychopathic traits like fearless dominance can be a significant predictor of success — even among U.S. presidents.

There's no question that psychopathy can be an extremely problematic condition. Maladaptive traits like poor impulse control, lack of guilt, and an inability to empathize can result in dangerous and reckless behaviors. At the same time, however, traits like fearlessness, lack of anxiety, and interpersonal dominance can play a beneficial role in certain occupations, especially leadership positions.

Hmmmm... I think this article is trying to be nice about psychopaths who are not human as most would understand human. They cannot be fixed and because they are so cold and cunning, many therapists refuse to work with them because the therapist can get damaged in the process. However, what most fail to understand is that psychopathy is contagious.
"Lying, deceiving, and manipulation are natural talents for psychopaths," agreed Dr. Robert Hare, in his book, Without Conscience. "When caught in a lie or challenged with the truth, they are seldom perplexed or embarrassed--they simply change their stories or attempt to rework the facts so that they appear to be consistent with the lie."

Psychopaths are always able to justify their actions, no matter how brutal. They have, "an ability to rationalize their behavior so that it appears warranted, reasonable, and justified," says Dr. Cleckley. Dr. Hare added, "Psychopaths show a stunning lack of concern for the devastating effects their actions have on others. Often they are completely forthright about the matter, calmly stating that they have no sense of guilt, [and] are not sorry for the pain and destruction they have caused," which, says Dr. Hare, "is associated with a remarkable ability to rationalize their behavior."

Psychopathy is usually untreatable. Most therapists won't work with them because they often end up damaged in the process. Dr. Hare explained, "Such counseling would be wasted on psychopaths."Some of them will even reflect the wishes of the therapist and pretend to be getting better. [...] "Psychopaths are essentially aliens that look human. Probably one of the best skills to learn is how to detect and avoid a psychopath." [...] Dr. Hare refers to them as "intraspecies predators."

The Hidden Evil: The Psychopathic Influence
I am glad that the world is waking up to the monsters that exist amongst us, but I think secondhand psychopathy especially in the cultic milieu needs to be recognised too....

Cambridge student 'bit a chunk of flesh out of his landlady's arm and laughed as he chewed it'
Daily Mail, 7th September 2012
The court was told that neighbours of Mrs Johnston say that they heard a man making a 'growling' noise at her Ryde home where the attack is alleged to have taken place. [...] 'When police arrived, he said it was an illegal arrest. He was abusive and angry and told police they were going to lose their jobs. He said he was proud of what he had done to her. 'He told them they had no idea who they were dealing with.'

At this rate, I will need to do a psychology degree.... The Dr's grandiosity is a big clue to help us discern what we are dealing with here... I am seriously wondering whether the malignant narcissist types are regressing (devolution), becoming feral and in their worse psychotic outbursts are simply too dangerous to be around.

Thousands in Hong Kong protest 'brainwash' education reform (PHOTOS)
RT News, 2nd September 2012
Just days before the start of the school year, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the streets to protest what they believe is an attempt by authorities to 'brainwash' students.

­More than 40,000 people assembled outside government headquarters and demanded the cancellation of 'Chinese patriotism lessons' proposed for school curriculums.

Students and parents claim that these lessons, which would become compulsory by 2016, are an attempt to brainwash children with Chinese propaganda. The protesters demanded that Beijing respect Hong Kong's semi-autonomous status.

I love the placard and I am impressed that there is enough unbrainwashed in Hong Kong who can even be bothered to protest.... Elsewhere on this side of the world, it is apparent that most don't want to think, so the reality of general brainwashing in society is completely beyond the comprehension of most... My conclusion is that it is a complete and utter waste of time even bothering to communicate with these types re any 'controversial' subject... I am interested in people who already know that they have to do some work and think in order to find the truth out for themselves...

From Internet Troll to Psychopathy Expert: The Con-Artistry of Thomas Sheridan, 19th August 2012
Compared to, say, ten years ago, a lot of people today are aware of and talking about psychopaths. On the one hand this is encouraging, but on the other, it's a little troubling. It is heartening to see awareness of psychopathy breach the mainstream frequency fence here and there, but the signal-to-noise ratio, as with all knowledge relevant to the growth and survival of decent human beings, remains high on the 'noise' side. We see ridiculous studies in the news portraying psychopaths as curable and articles making the rounds about how not having a Facebook account may indicate that someone is a psychopath. We've also seen Twitter being touted as a tool for 'spotting psychopaths' and, just today, news that the US justice system is considering acceptance of biological evidence that someone is a genetic psychopath in court with a view to using it to mitigate the sentences of criminal offenders. The reasoning being that psychopaths can't help being psychopaths, that they lack free will and therefore they bear diminished responsibility for their crimes.

So has the bandwagon started with psychopathy? This looks like someone attempting to set himself up as an expert to see who will come running. Psychopaths are good at putting themselves in situations where they can do maximum damage and if people get involved with this self-styled "expert" then they are most likely to become a victim... The writers at are fully aware of those with psychopathic traits and their modus operandi, but maybe there is some guilt that they were caught out after they promoted this author.... should not feel too bad, I know from personal experience that psychopaths and their "mini-me" followers or those with secondhand psychopathy, are sometimes hard to detect.

Fundamentalist Religion and Extraterrestrial Intelligence – Part III
Out of Darkness, 9th August 2012
[...] I recommend reading all of these surveys I have written about and the reports generated from these surveys. In my opinion the last two surveys I reviewed are the most significant. The “Reactions to Receipt of a Message from Extraterrestrial Intelligence: A Cross-Cultural Empirical Study” by D. A. Vakoch and Y. S. Lee, and the “Belief in Extraterrestrial Life: A Challenge to Christian Doctrine & Fundamentalists?” by D. P. Rosenbaum and R. A. Maier. They have the most statistical analysis of the entire group of surveys I presented.

Isn’t it interesting that one of these surveys was published by the Center for UFO Studies? It took a UFO organization to take the time, resources and effort to address this issue in a scientific manner. This is yet another indication of how far we have to go to get good statistical results from mainstream scientists when it comes to the UFO subject. The survey done by Rosenbaum and Maier was published in 1980. 32 years ago! Now we have Roper polls and other polls such as National Geographic that don’t appear to have a statistical leg to stand on?

From the Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE) article, author Jeff Levin mentions the Brookings Report and states that perhaps that engineers and scientists have the most to lose by disclosure, since engineers and scientists are considered to be associated with the mastery of nature. Well - the religious are masters of the soul aren’t they? The idea seems to be that the concern over the fragility of the psyches of the American people due to religious beliefs may be overstated.

This is Part III of this series about a subject that is now becoming very important as the world starts to realise that a shadow biosphere exists on this planet. Quite frankly, I am not sure of the importance of the reaction of the religious minority in the western world. Worldwide, the islamic religion makes no secret of the existence of the djinn with their clear description of orbs as entities made up of 'smokeless fire'. Yes, I know this is only a start, but at least these people will be better mentally prepared... The various indigenous groups are already well aware that we are not alone... So, I expect there will be some major trauma, especially amongst the religious diehards. Some will get hit hard by the realisation that we exist in a universe teeming with all sorts of extraterrestrial life forms, because as the ancients warned, the lifting of the veil is taking place now and we are getting to the stage where flat out denial will soon be impossible. This explains the preparation by the Catholic Church who are well informed by their huge archives of ancient text and who know they must at least make some kind of effort to retain their power.

Fundamentalist Religion and Extraterrestrial Intelligence – Part II

The Startling Accuracy of Referring to Politicians as 'Psychopaths'
The Atlantic, 31st July 2012
These days, most people expect a certain personality type to want to be politicans and expect most politicians to be deviants... Due to the increasing number of articles on psychopathy, I am wondering where all this is leading.... I am even wondering when some reality will hit home in the metaphysical community, as I am sick of the obvious low-life predators polluting the Cultic Milieu.... deliver us from evil...

Fundamentalist Religion and Extraterrestrial Intelligence – Part I
Out of Darkness, 14th July 2012
This is the first of a multi-part study regarding the relationships between extraterrestrial life and fundamentalist religion. The initial three blog articles will consider five different surveys of the possible impact that certain knowledge of alien civilization would have upon organized religion. I will suggest that many of these surveys are seriously flawed: biases abound in the sample size and selection, in the questions themselves, and in the interpretation of the responses.

I will also argue that the response interpretation may be crippled by a core misunderstanding of the fundamentalist religious mindset. While I will present the basics of these surveys for your review, I recommend obtaining a copy of all of these papers to make your own assessment. After the survey articles, I will discuss several published papers on the topics of extraterrestrial intelligence and religion. There is enough material here for a book (or several); in fact, several books have been written on this subject. [...]

One item I found particularly interesting in the JSE article was the number of completely blank questionnaires returned to the investigator which contained lengthy comments and, in the author’s description, lengthy sermonettes. According to Levin, these comments expressed disapproval of the topic, Bible verses were stapled to the surveys, concern was expressed about the researcher being involved in this topic, etc.

Think of the motivation it takes for someone to take the time to write out admonishments, staple Bible verses, write sermons and so forth on a survey and mail it back. It is difficult enough to get people to respond to surveys in general and some of the clergy selected for the survey not only did not participate in the survey, but used it to deliver a sermon to the researcher. Does this behavior by the selected sample of participants raise any red flags with anyone? Does this conduct perhaps speak to the nonresponse survey bias already noticed in the extremely low response rate? Does this already speak to the survey’s basic premise about investigating a possible crisis in religion due to contact with extraterrestrials?

This is about gauging the likely response by the religious to extraterrestrial or ET disclosure, but the indication here of a possible crisis explains why the Catholic Church hierarchy are already in crisis mode trying to work out how they are going to break the news and then deal with the aftermath... In my opinion, I think the existence of a Shadow Biosphere should be given priority and ET disclosure put on the backburner. But, there are a lot of people with closed minds who are going to have them blown open by reality, so this distinction may be lost on some.... The arrival of the 'gods' may look like the invasion of another life form to most, but as we finding out, the Catholic Church hierarchy plus 'the elite' have always known the truth that we not alone.... I can recommend The Book that will Forever Change Our Ideas about the Bible written by Mauro Biglino, an Italian bible translator who worked for the Vatican in Rome. After you pay attention to what he has to say in his book and lectures, plus whatever other research on the same subject, it will be easy to see why the Church hierarchy has a strong focus on ETs but 'shadow life' is also part of the equation... The arrival of both ETs and shadow life is facilated by the use of cosmic 'highways' and we have hit a region of space with a lot of traffic.... this is explained in my book, Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism & Spirtual Evolution.

Confidence in organized religion hits all-time low in Gallup poll
MSNBC News, 12th July 2012
Americans' confidence in religious institutions has hit an all-time low, with only 44 percent expressing a "great deal" of confidence in organized religion, according to a new Gallup survey.

This follows a downward trend since the 1970s, when 68 percent of Americans had a high degree of confidence.

Gallup cites two big blows to confidence in organized religion: 1980s scandals involving televangelists like Jim Bakker and the Catholic sex abuse scandal in the 2000s.

Religion needs to evolve if it is to become relevant again, but don't ask me how this should be achieved. To understand the relevance of religion requires some massive leaps to make sense of where religion came from in the first place and then more leaps to understand how it can become relevant today. Since I am so disillusioned with the Cultic Milieu that I think is overrun/infested with malignant narcissists and predators, I think the task requires characters who are seriously evolved but I have no idea what that would look like.

LPAC Weekly Report:
LaRouche, 4th July 2012
[...] "The Earth, the solar system is entering into a more energetic phase of it's motion through the galaxy. This is expressing itself in changes in thge Sun and solar activity and also changes on a galactic scale which are producing certain types of energetic weather effects. Now, this is something that we are aware of, we know that we are entering into this kind of period, but unfortunately we are very ill prepared to deal with the consequences of it."

This is a 51 minute rambling discussion by Lyndon LaRouche and colleagues who hold a "unique strategic assessment of current history placed in the context of centuries of human development, which often runs contrary to temporary trends or opinions which are portrayed as important issues in mass media." I don't want to provide a proper summary because this a very meaty discussion, but these guys are well and truly awake... The discussion starts off by agreeing about the existence of higher principles in the universe, but I was most interested in the second half where they discuss a need for a cultural revolution and then this moves into a focus on the human mind and how people are being corrupted. Briefly, Lyndon LaRouche is brutal in his assessment when the discussion turns to the control of the human mind and the reductionist viewpoint by the imperialist British who are attempting to control the world through popular culture... Here are some snippets by Lyndon LaRouche:
A failure of the mind... is a failure of the culture...intellect of the culture... what people believe today, what they believe about entertainment, what they believe about music, what they believe about everything is destructive... It is only exceptional people with exceptional training, [who] actually have effective human intelligence because they are trained and mis-trained to believe in this particle view of everything... extreme reductionist viewpoint... everything has to be reduced to reductionist terms... in a British dominated imperialist culture, a planetary culture, because the British took a position of being universal and said we set a universal standard... the universal standard is moral degeneracy, and the moral degeneracy which is steeped more and more into educational institutions and into the habits of our people... the human mind is disordered, it is disordered by the kind of culture which radiates from the British empire and embraces the planet to a large degree... people who are not stupid and corrupt are the exception, they become the exception because they are trained and devoted to a scientific or related subject... only people devoted to a subject of this nature are able to survive intellectually in a British dominated world...

We have to turn the tide, we have to actually make people aware of the unity of what the human mind does and not accept this particle reductionist conception that is taught in universities.... I have dealt with some of the leading physicists in the United States... known figures... and what I have seen in terms of the degeneration of the scientific class, so-called since that time... when I have seen the political impact and political degeneration... most scientists today are gutless wonders... they have a science education so-called, with great defects in it... so, we have got to the point where we don't have a population which is capable of providing the kind of leadership that is needed... we have to understand that we have to train the whole mind of a person, not train them in certain subjects... where they are trying to perform on signal... there has been an attack on the holistic mind...

...this is what the destruction of the human potential is... people become stupid because they accept what they are taught and that is what makes them stupid and that is why the British empire is able to control as much as it controls, it's influence is to influence education, to influence culture... and all they have to do is corrupt people.... and that makes them stupid... their pleasure is the vehicle to make them stupid... popular culture is all designed to make them stupid... And my testimony is that they succeed most of the time... people are more stupid today than they were during World War II.... all they had to do was to get them to accept this taboo, this taboo, this taboo and it worked... Well, if you say you won't get ahead in life, you must say this or you won't get ahead in life, oh you want a career? Believe this! If you don't believe it then pretend you believe it and don't let anyone suspect that you don't believe it!... The worse enemy of humanity is stupidity, especially educated stupidity, because that becomes a code... it's the official policy and people are trained to become animals....

This is the launching of the British going from having an empire, to idea of the British having a world empire, an empire of the British through the mind... and what we are running into here with these conceptions... are conceptions that defy the popular belief of what the human mind really is...that is why we sitting here with our friends with our associates in various parts of the world are able to do things and think things that you would think that the general academic community would be more suited to do...
This is a very interesting discussion on the 'evil' British empire that I have not really come across before... Quite frankly, regardless of identifying who world controllers are, I had already come to similar conclusions about how people are being intellectually controlled... Lyndon LaRouche is really talking about how human evolution is being suppressed and how some are showing signs of devolution because he even mentions people becoming like animals. Interestingly, he is not the only intellectual that is making these statements as a few monitoring the decline of society in the UK have noted that children are becoming more 'feral', see,Children are not feral beasts: Society pushes troublesome youth further to the margins, when what they really need is guidance and support. Obviously, this is some serious discussion for those whose minds have not been 'corrupted' and are interested in working towards a better world... It is interesting that LaRouche & Co. understand at a high level what is happening and even realise that our world is under a new cosmic impetus where change is imperative.

'Zombie' attack Indianapolis video: David Martin fights off cops, stun gun shocks in 'ninja' attack News, 3rd July 2012
A naked man went on a rampage against police officers, doing ninja-like flips and ignoring stun gun shocks -- and it was all caught on video.

David Martin, 27, was recorded running down the middle of a street, punching people during a violent frenzy in Indianapolis on May 20, Fox 59 reports .

According to , police attempted to subdue Martin with a stun gun, tackling him to the ground.

These reports of naked people going beserk in the streets have been going on for some time with the most high profile incident taking place in March when the Kony 2012 filmmaker was caught nude, swearing and masturbating on the streets of San Diego.

Fish With Teeth Found in Illinois Lake (VIDEO)
Zen Havens, 3rd July 2012

Medical examiner rules out bath salts in Miami face-chewing attack
Fox News, 27th June 2012
[...] It's not clear what led to the May 26 attack on Ronald Poppo, a 65-year-old homeless man who remains hospitalized. Eugene's friends and family have said he was religious, not violent and that he didn't drink or do drugs harder than marijuana.

"There's no answer for it, not really," Eugene's younger brother, Marckenson Charles, said in an interview. "Anybody who knew him knows this wasn't the person we knew him to be. Whatever triggered him, there is no answer for this."

I think most will agree that somehow Eugene was triggered, the issue now is by what?

Naked Mom Found Eating Ice Cream After Car Wreck: Cops
It's unclear why the mom took off her clothes at a Texas CVS
NBC Chicago, 21st June 2012
"A Texas mom was found naked and eating ice cream at a drug store after having crashed her car into a bus and abandoned her three kids at the scene, according to police."

Something really strange is going on.... there are too many instances of people taking their clothes off and acting strangely, at least she did not try to eat her own kids.... I am sure lawyers would agree that she was mentally impaired by the crash.... Well, poor geomagnetic conditions due to Earth's magnetic shielding (magnetosphere) breaking down combined with excessive amounts of stored energy swirling about the planet (Equatorial Electroject) means it is a scientific fact that every brain on the planet is being affected.... Personally, I can't understand why more people are not pointing out the obvious, even as NASA has clearly stated the whole planet is now ringing with magnetic energy for days at a time... Whatever, geomagnetic conditions are deteriorating and surely it won't be much longer before more of the intelligentsia work this out...

Zombies, Deniers, Sociopaths, Schemers and Protectors: The five dominant personalities you'll encounter in a world gone mad
Natural News, 13th June 2012
(NaturalNews) What the heck is going on with our world? Why are people such lying betrayers? Why do the most evil people (like Eric Holder) rise to the top of the corporate-run fascist government? Why are homeless zombies eating human flesh?

In answering those questions, I've assembled the five archetypes of a society in collapse. These are the five dominant personalities we all see around us right now:

• Zombies
• Deniers
• Schemers
• Sociopaths
• Protectors

Which one are you?

I think this is meant to be an entertainment piece, not to be taken completely literally.... Certainly, I thought the summary archetype of a sociopath with a dress code of "New Agey" was too much... Presumably, the author has run into the typical New Age fraud type and has been seriously bitten.... but this does not define a malignant narcissist, sociopath or psychopath.... BUT, I have come across this exact type that have adopted a persona that they think will get them the narcissistic supply they are looking for... due to my past experiences, I don't have any patience any more, I just make my assessment and move on....

Update I have been thinking about why the author choose to split schemers and sociopaths when they are just representatives of a whole classification of narcissists, but I would say the schemers represent those on the top of the narcissism scale -- the true psychopaths and not really human at all, but maybe that is the point... Whatever, I am still shocked by the definition of sociopaths with a New Agey dress code, maybe that is meant to be more metaphoric than literal... It is making me think about how many people are being forced to wake up to the reality that the Cultic Milieu and particularly the New Age Milieu habours some really nasty characters.... For a long time, these people could hide behind their guru/New Age personas and do as much damage as possible but people are waking up and going after these people with a vengeance... This is easy to see on the many internet forums and websites where people vent their anger... Personally, my biggest issue is about quality and the fact that so many in the Cultic Milieu have been encouraged to become vegetables, cabbages that cannot think... whilst the predators are busy scheming and dreaming up their next big fraud.... Hence, this awakening to people with personality disorders is mostly in the mainstream and not in the Cultic Milieu (except for the websites dedicated to helping people heal from their abuse in the Cultic/New Age Milieu....) which should be no surprise when we consider the characters with the most influence in the Cultic Milieu... Personally I think I would be interested to find people who don't have a personality disorder, have an energy field that does not make me want to throw up and can engage brain long enough to not make them ignorant and arrogant to the extreme... Is that asking too much?

Autopsy finds NO human flesh inside stomach of 'Miami cannibal' who chewed face off homeless man
Daily Mail, 9th June 2012
The Miami man who chewed the face off a homeless man in a horrific and brutal attack which shocked the nation may not have eaten his victim after all. Rudy Eugene – dubbed the ‘Miami cannibal’ – had no human flesh in his stomach when he died, an autopsy has revealed. A few undigested pills were found in his stomach, although it will take weeks for them to be identified, according to the Miami Herald.

The witness in the video link below says that he saw the attack but he was prevented from going near the scene by "someone from the DLT", what is that about? I am not interested in going through the raw webcam video of the assault to find the bits of flesh that were supposed to have been bitten off and spat out.... but the crime scene did not look to gory to me from what I saw.... Quite frankly it is looking more and more like Eugene was the victim as someone might have injected him with something and he went insane.... If there is an attempt to frighten people with zombies, then it has been somewhat skewed by the efforts of Magnotta who is a "text book" psychopath. Since he filmed himself eating parts of his victim with a knife and fork on video and posted it on the internet we have something with real evidence that cannot be disputed... In terms of devolution, I am spending a lot of time trying to understand what this means.... Up until now, I saw this in terms of human bodies not functioning properly and people going insane... However, people with personality disorders is another issue. Psychopaths are considered to be very different from normal humans because of the lack of empathy and their predatory nature... However, at the end of the day Magnotta was just attention seeking and was prepared to do extreme acts to gain notoriety, but that attention seeking is part of the make-up of a typical narcissist... Most narcissists will only be interested in finding people to provide them with their narcissistic supply. If they don't get what they want they will abandon that person and move on to people who will give them what they want... In terms of spiritual evolution or devolution, I now trying to understand what is going on at the level of the ego.... The issue that I have never seen addressed anywhere is those who claim to be spiritual desperately searching for the limelight and the evil they are prepared to do to get what they want... Yes, I have read the stuff on cult leaders but the issue has not been addressed in the literature I have come across in terms of spiritual evolution and devolution.... Is there even an evolution of evil? At this moment, I have been identifiying the narcissists who have made my life horrible to suit their own need to extract energy and other predatory types that I have identified and run away from. I can't cite a fully fledged theory of human development that incorporates everything that I think should be considered. Up until now, I have been a big fan of Professor Clare Graves theory that is now called 'Spiral Dynamics' but it simply does not adequately deal with what happens when people operate from their darkside. I am sure that some theory and teaching must exist somewhere that can integrate what scientists already know, I am looking for something world class.... but does it even exist? I would appreciate help from anyone who has seriously studied the subject.

Magnotta's Aunt Provides Some Insight Into Psychopathy
The Mirror, 9th June 2012

Witness Describes zombie in Detail Shot by Cops in Miami
YouTube, 29th May 2012

American Psycho Copycat?
The Copy Cat Effect, 10th June 2012
Here, the article focuses on Magnotta almost acting out a part in real life from movies he has seen, but that is exactly what a typical narcissist does all the time... Narcissists are just creating personas that they think will work to get them what they want (narcissistic supply of energy) and so real humans are treated like a cardboard cut-outs. People are objects to be manipulated, used and abused and most narcissists are experts at getting what they want because they need this vampire energy to survive....

New Zombie Attack: Louisiana Man Carl Jacquneaux Bites Chunk of Victim's Face Off
Opposing Views, 6th June 2012
"A Louisiana man is in custody after allegedly biting the face off of another man. This latest "zombie" crime is at least the fourth reported cannibalistic incident since a Florida man stripped naked and chewed 80% of the face off a homeless victim."

Maher: Intrepid online sleuths tracked mutilation murder suspect Magnotta for months, 1st June 2012
"The volunteers who have been tracking a kitten killer for a year and a half believe that Luka Magnotta has been playing cat and mouse with them from the beginning. [...] A core group of about a dozen volunteers — aided by hundreds of others — spent thousands of hours trying to find him, meticulously analyzing his sprawling Internet presence, going over pictures and videos for clues, while he toyed with them, leaving false trails, interacting with them using a wide variety of social-media sock puppets, hiding his IP address."
Surely, this story will be made into a movie.... Magnotta has been playing his monster role for quite some time...

Energy Vampires Among Us
The Reality Of The Energy Vampire In The Modern World
Silvia Hartmann, June 2012

Comment: This concept was very popular in the New Age at one time and may have been associated with the popularity of the book The Celestine Prophecy. Personally, I don't think the concept of an energy vampire goes far enough in explaining what exactly is going on and why these people need to do what they do.... That is the reason why Sam Vaknin's perspective on Malignant Narcissm and psychopaths has been a revelation to me... Despite reading about psychopaths, sociopaths, malignant naricssists and predators in relation to cult leaders and gurus, Vaknin takes this to a whole new level of understanding and now I feel like I have had some major enlightenment... How these people extract energy from you can be an artform, I know because I have lived it... I also experienced this with a complete stranger at an Alternative Fair who sucked me dry by engaging me in conversation... I believe I was at fault for letting them do it.... It must be stated that some people know exactly what they are doing and they are leeches...
  • Sam Vaknin: Narcissist or Psychopath? What Are the Differences?
    YouTube, 2nd August 2010

    Comment:If you regularly follow this blog you will know that I have difficulty with this definition but it seems that world experts have the same difficulty too.... Now that I know that psychologists have a scale of 0 - 24 and 18+ is a psychopath, then I think that it only makes sense if we consider this to be a logarithmic scale... The reason being is I have serious difficulties with people like Magnotta being compared to James Ray, who are both psychopaths but to a different degree... It can NEVER be forgotten that James Ray abandoned people lying on the ground turning blue and dying and went off to have a shower and a sandwich. He actually got angry when someone sane phoned for paramedics after his fatal sweatlodge where he deliberately tried to provide an environment where people could experience heat stroke so they could become delirious and believe they were having a spiritual experience. Even after 3 deaths and 20+ people in trouble, his response to all this was to carry on as if nothing had happened because the lives of the people who had died and nearly died meant nothing in comparison to his pursuit of becoming a billionaire... I will accept that maybe he was careless and that just makes him a malignant narcissist, but I would imagine he would still be 16 - 18 on the scale.... Well, I am sure that social scientists will want to keep Magnotta alive just so that he can be studied, but I would be interested to know the results of some basic tests...
Man brutally kills wife in Germany severing her head, in front of his 6 young children
Financial Express, 4th June 2012
In a gruesome incident, a man in Germany killed his wife today by cutting her into pieces and severing her head in front of his six young children.

Orhan Sircasi, 32, then ran on to the roof of his apartment building clutching his wife's severed head in one hand and a butcher's knife in the other.

This story is unbelievable.... this man was so insane, he killed and butchered his wife in front of his 6 young children... I don't know what to say.... I have written about what we should expect to happen in these 'testing' geomagnetic conditions many times already, but I think there might be a few more people paying attention now.... I will say that I expect there to be more and more incidents of those most 'delicately balanced' and others – who are just plain evil – being easily pushed into insanity...

Canadian gay porn star 'cannibal' Luka Rocco Magnotta arrested in Berlin
The Telegraph, 5th June 2012
"A FORMER porn star accused of killing and eating parts of his lover has been arrested in Berlin after evading a police raid on his hotel room in Paris."
It's not like Magnotta did not provide enough warnings with is penchant for killing kittens and then providing video on the internet for others to watch ... I am also sorry to report that there is a highly disturbing video that Magnotta made of his killing and eating body parts and the rest of his sickness now being watched on the internet... this character was truly sick... totally off the scale... only a top of the scale psychopath is calculated enough to 'organise' themselves and carry out such a heinous collection of crimes....

Extended: Montreal police confirm Magnotta arrest (VIDEO)
Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafrenière confirms that Berlin police have captured suspect Luka Magnotta in Germany.
Global Montreal, 4th June 2012

Chinese Cannibal
The Copy Cat Effect, 3rd June 2012
At the moment, it is cannibal fever in the media....

Outrage as video of 'sick' prankster faking Zombie attacks in Miami sweeps web after outbreak of real-life cannibal crimes
Daily Mail, 3rd June 2012
A video of a prank zombie attack going around the internet is being heavily criticized as both insensitive and dangerous after the recent cannibal attack of a homeless man in Miami.

The video shows a young man running around the streets pretending to be a zombie wearing a ripped, bloodied shirt, growling at people and scaring them away.

At the beginning of the footage, the screen says: 'On Saturday May 26, 2012, a naked man was chewing on the face of another naked man in downtown Miami.

I watched this and I thought it was obviously a prankster and most think the video is quite hilarious.... what was amazing is how many young people just ran to get away from an idiot.... Obviously, in this situation not everyone will run, there are some real tough nuts who like a fight, even with a wannabe zombie.... The image icon is Heath Ledger who played 'The Joker' in the Batman movie... I actually like the original Joker character, but the modern version is a much more scary and zombie-like....

Runners to be chased by 'zombies' in Lincolnshire 5k race
BBC News, 30th May 2012
At the moment, zombies are being treated like a big joke, but if there is some promotion of this concept going on, it is only to hide the tuth....

Zombies take to the streets of Prague
BBC News, 6th May 2012

UNCUT Zombie Attack Footage Miami - Enhanced color
YouTube, 31st May 2012
This is the full uncut zombie type attack from Miami. I have adjusted the color a little. You need to be looking on the left of the screen, some of it is behind the tree but becomes more visible later. The attack lasted around 18 minutes. The flesh eating cannibal was 31-year-old Rudy Eugene.The victim was identified as Ronald Poppo. About 75-80 percent of Poppo's face was eaten off.

Some are linking all this to the bible with the following passage:
"And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof. 9.And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them." Jeremiah 19: 8-9

I have only watched the first 4 minutes of this video... OK, I can appreciate why some are quoting this particular scripture, but those with the detective archetype are asking lots of questions because something does not add up, especially about the use of bath salts... This is an email I received from one of my regulars.
"I've been really pondering these recent cannabalism and zombie occurences, and as you've noted, they're generating quite a lot of discussion. Since one of these cases happened in my home state of Maryland, only about 40 mins from where I live, it's quite disconcerting.

My strong first impressions and feelings about what's going on is that it appears to be some type of reality bleed-through. In the past couple of years zombie movies games, etc. have begun to outpace vampires in popularity in the general population. I know people who are absolutely addicted to TV series "The Walking Dead", which made it's debut last year. And zombies seem to be the "in thing" now.

It's as if the movies & games are starting to "bleed through" into our 3rd dimensional reality. Maybe it's because the new energies hitting our planet are causing thoughts and feelings to manifest more strongly and quickly......thus we will need to guard our thoughts and feelings more rigorously. Not to mention the collective consciousness of any given group.

Or maybe the "powers that be" want to amp up the fear energy and have introduced a new "program" into this reality construct/framework.

Whatever the case may be, this ride is getting wilder by the minute.

Just some thoughts......." L.S.
This is the start of my reply:
"I think your viewpoint is quite valid...

I really do believe that there is going to be some serious polarisation because of the nature of the energies hitting the planet.... The energy arriving is highly catalytic.... I am interested in the science but I believe the metaphysical community have at least got some things right about quick manifestation and with so many people buying into mass dreams in the form of movies etc things are going to get very strange..." [...]

L.S. replies

[...] I believe that the time of separation is possibly upon reality for the 'devolved'; and a separate one for the 'evolved'.
L. S. actually made me think about all the psychic energy held in the ethers and the fact that people are still contributing more crud -- scientists interested in this topic would say this psychic energy is held within Earth's magnetic field.... Whatever, we need a clean up of the ethers but I suspect that might take a while....

CDC denies rumors of zombie apocalypse
Raw Story, 1st June 2012
[...] Naturally, the Internet wants to know: is it — being, you know, The Zombie Apocalypse — finally happening? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the answer to that question is officially no.

In a letter sent to a Huffington Post reporter on Thursday, the CDC formally denied that a zombie apocalypse might be underway in the U.S.

“CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms),” an agency spokesman explained.

Well, there you go.... the wording of this statement "reanimate the dead" by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) should at least get a few thinking... but, the public denial seems to be negated by their Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness campaign (here is a screen save just in case this webpage disappears.... Well, I have explained my position on this a few times. Mythology is a form of communication that is designed to preserve information for thousands of years and we have been told clearly that there will come a time when there will be NO MORE SOULS FOR HADES... I am sure there are people who refuse to believe my stance on this issue, but no doubt world authorities have seen the growing number of stories of people who come back from the dead and have consulted ancient text... What annoys me is that there is other information about PARADISE that people should be rejoicing about, there is even good solid scientific evidence for changes that have already taken place that indicate a better future for mankind... Whatever, things are getting very interesting, as the magnetosphere breaks down and cosmic energies continue to pour onto the planet and literally wake the dead... (sorry, I could not resist that... LOL) See previous comments also below.

Synchromystic Cannibals?
The Copy Cat Effect, 1st June 2012

Professor cuts off adulterous wife's lips: report
Sydney Morning Herald, 1st June 2012
""He doesn't seem to regret anything. He thinks she is the one who has offended him," the source added."
Now, according to Sam Vaknin, the professor has perceived he has been offended in some way and this has resulted in narcissistic injury but his extreme behaviour is the result of his pent up rage.
U.S. government says zombies are NOT real: Feds forced to deny existence of the undead after spate of attacks
Daily Mail, 2nd June 2012
Following several disturbing incidents involving cannibalism that have set the internet aflutter with rumours of an impending ‘Zombie Apocalypse,’ the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement on Friday saying that there is no cause to fear the walking dead.

‘CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would "reanimate the dead" (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms), agency spokesman David Daigle told the Huffington Post.

This is not the first time the CDC has addressed zombies. In the past, the government agency has released several tongue-in-cheek warnings about the undead.

BUT WHY have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hyped up a Zombie Apocalypse in recent years? I am quite convinced the elite are well aware of what is happening... I have worked it out and I didn't need access to massive archives of ancient texts.... So, I wonder if the whole idea is to make people coming back from the dead seem evil.... In the past, I have linked together the idea of the return of "Christ" energy and Christian beliefs of the dead being raised... now we have doctors talking about "Artificial Death" and people who have been declared dead climbing out of their coffins.... In my research, I have only found a snippet that Russian scientists are aware of energies that can appear from nowhere that can restore order in biological experiments that were meant to be disordered.... This means the energy is negative entropic -- it is energy that promotes a higher order or quality for lifeforms... I realise that some people don't understand any of this because the spiritual teaching with requisite scientific aspects have been poor.... But, I have spent over 30 years of may life searching for truth. I followed my intuition and then tried to integrate science, metaphysics and ancient knowledge, so what is taking place on this planet mostly makes sense to me... The energetic environment is completely chaotic, there is evolution and devolution taking place right now... people eating other people and people appearing to come back from the dead is part of the chaos due to a huge flux of incoming and outgoing energy and humans are being affected.... The message from the religious/metaphysical/spiritual community should have been some serious warning to people interested in living through theses times and thriving is the need to have strong personal energy field.... From a Christian perspective, that is having oil in your lamp...... I think the weirdness will continue...

Porn star hunted over body parts
AP, 30th May 2012
A porn actor is being hunted over the gruesome case of a dismembered body whose parts were mailed to different places including the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, is wanted for homicide, Montreal police said at a news conference. According to an official close to the investigation Magnotta worked as a porn actor and there is video of the crime.

Magnotta, believed to originally be from Toronto, was renting an apartment in a working-class Montreal neighbourhood, behind which police found a man's torso in a suitcase on Tuesday.

The same day, a foot was found in a package mailed to the Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa, and a hand was found at postal warehouse in the Canadian capital. Early testing shows the three body parts come from the same man, police said. The packages with the foot and the hand had been mailed to Ottawa from Montreal.

There have been a lot of stories of bizarre killings and people cutting off penises and cannibalism etc but I have been reluctant to blame this on geomagnetic conditions... until now... Yes, if you look in the archives I have reported a few grisly murders but then I cooled off but now I am seriously wondering whether some are regressing to a state of consciousness that is like a wild animal.... If so we are seeing some serious devolution.... I even wonder whether the narcissist types are breaking down in this environment as they can't keep their psyches together.... Do the research, real narcissists fundamentally believe spouses and girlfriends etc are their property (cult leaders believe that followers are their property too) so they can do what they like and if they want to punish and kill their property then that is their perogative... However killing someone and then sending the body parts to Conservative headquarters is off the scale... I would love to know the final clinical assessment... Well, so far there has been a serious lack of interest in how people are being destabilised by the environment... but I think if this keeps up, that will soon change...

Body parts suspect may have filmed killing
Second package bound for Liberal Party, CBC has learned
CBC News, 30th May 2012
More details.... with photo of suspect...

Sweden: Man cut off wife's lips and ate them
A prominent researcher at Sweden's Karolinska Instiutet is in custody for having cut off his wife's lips with a knife and then eating them.
The Local, 30th May 2012
The man attacked his much younger wife in their home south of Stockholm after flying into a jealous rage over suspicions that his wife had been unfaithful, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported. Prosecutors considered the attack to be so vicious that they requested the man be remanded in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.

During a remand hearing, however, the court ruled the suspicions should be classified as aggravated assault and ordered the man held on remand pending the filing of formal charges. According to Aftonbladet, the researcher has admitted to cutting off his wife's lips in retaliation for a supposed love affair.

The wife is property... paranoid narcissist decides to dole out some punishment but loses the plot and goes too far...

20 Signs That Society Is Breaking Down And That America Has Been Overrun By Psychos
End of the American Dream, 29th May 2012
There is some horrible stuff here, if you have not seen the crazed doctor video that is something else too... The beginning of this about not being able to trust people is also quite poignant...

Why does the World Shadow Government destroy its own home (planet)?
Cosmic Convergence, 24th May 2012
Don’t these people live on the same planet, work in the same world, and play on the same turf as the rest of us?! Don’t they drink the same water, eat the same food, breathe the same air?

Truly, the leaders of the World Shadow Government (WSG) have soiled their own nest in ways that are forever irremediable and irreversible. Sounds totally crazy, does’t it? That’s because it is! However, the question still remains —–> [...]

The End of Kali Yuga: When the craziest among us are running the asylum

How deeply do we have to explore this subject to adequately answer the question in the title?

As we retrospectively view the history of the planet over the past 100, 1000 or 5000 years, we see a landscape littered with the ravages of war, conflict and awesome oppression. There are so many examples of mass murder and theft of resources on such a grand scale that one sometimes wonders if this place might be hell. Of course, it is only a hell for those who created it and surely those who run the place have always played a major role in the tragedy side of life. But not without many of us acting as accomplices, wittingly or unwittingly.

I don't think it is so much Shadow Government as more like shadow people.... It is obvious that some work very hard to keep the vibration extremely low on this planet... Maybe humanity are not keeping in check those who are not human and so they have now risen to the top and are busy ruining the world.... Discovering Sam Vaknin has been a revelation for me... He actually says quite often that narcissists HATE humans.... ( I actually wonder what he means because this type don't experience or feel "higher" vibrational emotion like love... So, I wonder whether he really means when they are using their standard methodology to get their narcissistic supply – which inevitably means a human is hurt – maybe that is what he calls "hate"). So, it has got to the point where I am thinking this only makes sense if some humans have some funny part 'alien' DNA... and they are not even completely human.... Please note: psychologists who study psychopaths don't think they are human. Vaknin in the documentary 'I Psychopath' refused to even agree he was a human. A psychopath is just an extreme narcissist, but Vaknin says narcissists have split personalities (Part human part alien?? This would explain a lot for me.... ) I am just amazed that I have found an answer that explains my observations and that of others. Sam Vaknin is a funny character because he is willing to accept that there is no 'therapy' for these beings and that includes himself but he is married.... he says he does not 'love' his wife because he can't 'feel' the emotion of love, he doesn't even know what that is like ... I have been fascinated... It turns out that since I am empathic, I have attracted this sort looking for their narcissistic supply all my life, but now I refuse to allow this destructive type near me... It's been a revelation...

Author on Japan TV: It’s almost as if Tepco officials are aliens from another planet (VIDEO)
Energy News, 29th May 2012
I could not resist this headline.... it seems some people are starting to wonder...

Miami cannibal may have been high on 'bath salts'
Toronto Sun, 29th May 2012
There is no test for a drug that his being sold on the streets and can make people so deranged that they become cannibals? There are lots of other strange stories now being passed around the internet on a similar vein too....
Streaking UFO Filmed over NYC (Video)
Gather News, 29th May 2012
I believe ufologists call these 'rods'. Some of them on closer inspection look distinctly biological, see archives.

Naked man shot dead by police as he chewed victim's face off by side of freeway (PHOTOS)
Daily Mail, 27th May 2012
The moment police shot a naked man to death as he chewed the face off another man has been caught on CCTV. Images show the legs of two men lying beneath a freeway underpass in Miami when a police car arrives on the scene.

Police shot the man thinking it would end the attack, but the aggressor continued to bite his victim prompting authorities to fire at least half a dozen shots until he died.

This incident has caused a lot of discussion on the forums and I was even sent a link to the story.... I have already briefly mentioned the buzz relating to a "Zombie Apocalypse" campaign. It really makes you wonder whether this is yet another effort by world controllers to terrify people in order to counteract the impact of the special energies now flooding this world... So far, the suggestions I have seen are related to people taking 'bad' drugs but quite frankly I don't have the time or interest to trawl looking for a different answer and I don't have any 'inspired' thoughts about this either... I have made it clear that in these geomagnetic conditions, some people will become mentally unbalanced... The best analogy I can come up with is the human energy field is like a harp that can be twanged by the environment, (think about the lines around a bar magnet). Those who have badly unbalanced energy fields are more vulnerable as the energy field is distorted with massive weights of unresolved problems and issues and the 'twanging' just causes massive 'energetic disturbances. It is known by psychologists that people often don't understand that they are being triggered by the environment and blame those around them. Some of the details and references to the relevant scientific research is provided in my book Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism & Spiritual Evolution.

Source: Face eating man identified
Miami police shoot, kill attacker
Local 10 News, 28th May 2012
There is a bit of a discrepancy here.... in the CCTV pictures (see Daily Mail and YouTube video below, both men look pinky-white, but they have identified a black guy as the face eater!

YouTube, 27th May 2012
In the video here, the concrete looks pinky too.... I just tipped my laptop screen and one of them did look much darker... people are now arguing on the forums.... there is even YouTube video with people claiming to have video of a latino looking man covered in blood....

Scamworld: 'Get rich quick' schemes mutate into an online monster
The Verge, 10th May 2012
[...] The Salty Droid is the pseudonymous blog of Jason Jones, a 36-year-old lawyer living in Chicago. It catalogs Internet Marketing’s misdeeds, telling the stories of the scammers’ victims with sarcasm and black humor. "This is a really dark topic," says Jones, "and the [victims] feel raped almost, so the sense of outrage [on the site] is appropriate to their level of suffering." When we met in the high-rise apartment that he shares with his wife, our surroundings belied the image he cultivates on the site: that of the angry, nerdy, loner-cum-robot. According to Jones, The Salty Droid is a satirical character he dreamt up between jobs, while studying the Ruby on Rails open source web framework and blowing off steam on Twitter and Blogger. "The moment where I had the idea for The Salty Droid [blog] is actually on the site, it's a really early post where I'm talking to this guy on Twitter, he responds to me — his name is Matt Bacak,” a well-known Internet Marketer.

Salty is getting famous... Well, I discovered the Salty Droid after James Ray killed 3 new Agers in his sweatlodge +1 other at a previous seminar and Salty was one of the few websites that took the matter seriously... It's Salty by name and Salty by nature as he tends to liberally use ripe language to describe the behaviour of various felons... So, if you want to understand just how low some people can go to scam and want to know who is who in the internet scamworld, this is the website... Well, I have learnt something: "Books and DVDs aren’t products, they’re relationship builders, a bridge to a customer’s credit card." Well, I don't know about that, I think there is something called a marketing machine that I don't know anything about... However, in the scamworld, having malignant narcissistic/psychopathic tendencies is a major requirement and you have to be willing to take the extremely high risk of those with a personality disorders that will teach you a lesson by ripping you off in the process of 'helping' you to achieve your dreams. In fact, due to my investigations, people with personality disorders also seem to be also very prominent in the Cultic Milieu, so lessons learned about financial scammers seem to be very useful... Since, I have more than a passing interest in this subject, my investigations reveal that many people prefer those with the gift of the gab, (good at bullsh#tting), scammers and cheats. In fact, the Salty Droid is full of wise (after the fact) people who know that this is true. Due to extensive programming by society, most people want to get rich quick or get enlightened quick and magical personalities that make huge promises and encourage magical thinking are very popular. Therefore there is a never ending supply of punters prepared to part with huge amounts of money to learn how to benefit from get rich schemes or get enlightenment quick schemes or to be simply in their inner circle of the enlightened [financial] guru.

Has America Been Crippled By Intellectual Idiots?
Alt-Market, 25th April 2012
The dangers of academic deification are numerous. Those who dominate the educational language of the times determine the moral compass (or lack of compass) of the curriculum. They control who is accepted and who is rejected, not by measure of intelligence or skill, but by their willingness to conform to the establishment ideal. They construct a kind of automaton class, which has been taught not to learn independently, but to parrot propaganda without question. Simultaneously, those of us who do not “make the grade” are relegated to the role of obliged worshippers; accepting the claims of the professional class as gospel regardless of how incorrect they happen to be. To put it simply; the whole thing is disgustingly inbred.

This is an interesting read with some classic one-liners written by someone who can THINK. This is a long article, but interesting for me as I have found myself lost and alone amongst those who refuse/can't think. I have days where I crave some quality, not involving people who are brainwashed and/or desperate to brainwash me into their way of thinking. Yes, you know who I am talking about.... As the article outlines, academics have their own set of problems and that is why one of their own can be 20, 30, 40 50, 80 years ahead of their peers and die lonely because the lemmings prefer to stick to the current paradigm even when the data staring in the face is telling them they are wrong. This is a funny picture I found about Big Bangers.... here Then I am in a awkward position where I actually want to understand (engage brain and understand) the spiritual nature of our reality. I have realised the savants in the metaphysical community have managed to provide some relevant insights into what is taking place on this planet but the issue with savants is the perspective is very limited and you certainly can't expect them to totally understand what they are saying, if anything at all.... The information needs to be thought about and integrated but very few want to engage brain and think.... Seriously, real modern Mayan Elders warn of the return of the aether/space and nobody before I published my book in September 2006 and made the specific link with space weather, even as it had been steadily getting worse since 1989 when we had The Great Magnetic Storm. I am still waiting 5 and half years later to find out who else made this specific link (surely they MUST exist?). I will accept that the Russians know more than most and I am grateful that a few decided to write The Planetophysical Report (1997, 1998) to shared their understanding of a solar system wide transistion being driven by energy from outside our solar system, where they told us that the properties of spacetime were changing.... Yes, I suppose I must be grateful for those who could see what the vast majortiy were not able to see....

The intellectual vacuum – alarmists are afraid of debate, they namecall and break laws of reason
Jo Nova, 26th April 2012
I was interested to find this article concerning the "debate" in climate science. I personally believe the only way to understand the fanaticism of alarmists is to realise they have crossed the line into a 'cult' mentality and thus the occurence of distortions, lies, deceit, lack of reason and name-calling. Studying gurus, cults and the culture of cults is a must for anyone interested in seeking truth and how to avoid those who have no interest in any other truth but their own distorted version of reality.

Losing Your Religion: Analytic Thinking Can Undermine Belief
A series of new experiments shows that analytic thinking can override intuitive assumptions, including those that underlie religious belief
Scientific American, 26th April 2012

Hmmmm.... From this story I get the impression that the researchers are trying to prove something they want to prove which is an issue from the get go..... This is an interesting read but as usual, the title and the first few paragraphs are a little misleading.... I consider myself to be intuitive but it does not stop me being analytical.... These days, the synaesthesia kicks in hard with people and I KNOW that something is not right and then the detective archetype comes right out and I start to keep records of what exactly is going on with some people. I don't have or want religion, and I am not interested in getting involved with anyone's culty little religion either... Therefore, I can't really take this research that seriously when there are so many other considerations concerning human development that have to be understood.

Stuart Chaifetz Secretly Tapes His Autistic Son at School, Discovers He's Being Bullied by Teachers
Yahoo News, 24th April 2012
When his 10-year-old son, Akian, started getting into trouble at school, Stuart Chaifetz was stunned. The notes from Horace Mann Elementary School in Cherry Hill, N.J., said that Akian, who has autism, was having violent outbursts and hitting his teacher and his aide -- behavior that the boy had never exhibited before.

"I could not understand why this was happening," Chaifetz, a 44-year-old animal rights activist in New Jersey, wrote on his website. "I had never witnessed Akian hit anyone, nor could I dream of him lashing out as had been described to me."

This is seriously shocking.... people with no love who seem to get some kind of buzz from controlling and bullying, even disabled children.... calling these people scum is not really appropriate. Due to the research into psychopaths by psychiatrists, it is well established that there is a sub-species of human 'type' on this planet. Some psychologists are so appalled by these people that they are referred to as 'aliens'. Maybe, what we have are those who look like humans but they so spiritually unevolved that they should be classified as 'sub-humans' or even aliens and people need to be informed that they exist in quite large numbers. The problem that I have found is that some of these types come very cleverly disguised...and parts of society has made being a psychopath quite respectable..... Due to celestial epigenetics removing anything that is not in harmony with new universal directives, long term I don't fancy the chances of the sub-species but I think in the short-term, they will continue to cause unpleasantness for 'real' humans.

‘Disturbing’ rise in sex crimes in New Zealand partly blamed on earthquakes News, 3rd April 2012
Canterbury police are lauding a drop in most types of offending in the past year, but sexual violence is on the rise. The number of sexual assault and related offences reported to Canterbury police increased by 16.4 per cent last year, from 318 offences in 2010 to 370 in 2011. Sexual-violence offending also rose nationally, with 3466 offences reported across the country, an increase of 14.9 per cent on the previous year. [...]

Te Puna Oranga manager Tania Mataki, who works with victims of sexual abuse and their families, said sexual violence appeared to have increased after the Canterbury earthquakes.

Of course, people don't realise that their energy fields are being fried by precursor seismic signals associated with earthquakes as these extremely low frequencies (ELF) & (VLF) are biologically active and the personal mophogenetic field will be hit first before there is a physical change... but, it is still a big surprise that government authorities are making the connection between a major earthquake and abberrant behaviour which is harder to explain.... presumably there is some major outgassing of Earth energies taking place.... But, I believe that electromagnetic fields in the environment and especially poor geomagnetic conditions, act to 'pluck' the strings of the human energy field and for those people with the most unbalanced energies, the results can be disasterous... As I have written in my book, world experts tell us people react emotionally in bad geomagnetic conditions but blame the wrong source for their feelings and emotions, hence the domestic violence etc...

Average IQ is falling in Britain and beyond, explains Philip Hunter
Prospect Magazine, 21st March 2012
"Intelligence quotients (IQs) have risen in developed nations for almost a century. This phenomenon, named the “Flynn effect” after the New Zealand intelligence researcher James Flynn, was first identified in 1984 in the United States. It has been found to occur in all developed nations, and some others as well. The received wisdom became: IQs always go up. But this trend seems to be stopping and even reversing in some countries, research in Britain, Denmark and Norway has shown. It is discomfiting to find intelligence in decline. There is a strong association between a nation’s IQ, its prosperity and health."

Yes, I have noticed the great efforts to dumb people down and it is clear it has worked. However, I most appalled by those who have accepted the concept that using the brain is not spiritual and therefore have volunteered to shut down and become prey to psychopaths who take advantage... Personally, I would like to find some spiritual intelligence, after all my efforts, I am continually appalled by the lack of quality in my life. The situation is just totally depressing. Sorry, if you approach me with a bad energy field you will be blown off, I simply can't take it. Just in case you don't get it, this also applies to fakes, frauds and liars, the message is don't bother, you would be wasting your time...

Facebook Leads To Narcissism, 'Shallow Relationships' New Study Claims
International Business Times, 21st March 2012
I personally can't see how some people can be anymore shallow than they are already... What's Facebook got to do with it?

Incompetent People Too Ignorant to Know It
Yahoo News, 27th February 2012
A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it. Similarly, unfunny people don't have a good enough sense of humor to tell.

This disconnect may be responsible for many of society's problems.

With more than a decade's worth of research, David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, has demonstrated that humans find it "intrinsically difficult to get a sense of what we don't know." Whether an individual lacks competence in logical reasoning, emotional intelligence, humor or even chess abilities, the person still tends to rate his or her skills in that area as being above average.

I keep seeing this being posted online... In my case, I have been left stunned by a few people who have left an indelible mark on my psyche... Ignorant as hell but they still want me to believe that they know more than me... After I wrote my book, I was contacted by one off-the-charts ignoramus, demanding the rights to my research, who eventually stated in awe: "you really understand this [space weather] don't you?" Well, that is because I have an honours degree in physics and geophysics and I worked like hell. If I don't understand something I go and find a world expert who can teach me. I don't pretend I know something when I don't, I can at least guage the difference between different levels of understanding as I know my mission is to integrate, I don't have to be a world expert in 30+ subjects, I just need to know who the real experts are who can help me when I need help... From my experience, there are a lot of people who don't appreciate this at all... As far as I am concerned, it really matters when 7 years ago I realised that space weather was going to change our world, I was on my own but I understood some basics physics.... It's the people who don't know even the basics that are particularly frightening... 7 years later and I am still on my own, I can't find any intelligentsia that understands [or cares] what will happen if the Earth's magnetosphere breaks down...There has been a development that I am happy about... [However, I am gratified to hear that some sense of self preservation is kicking in at levels where those people can make a difference.] Regardless, I can only presume not enough people can engage brain and think far enough into the future.... I suppose too many people think they are immune from any cosmic onslaught... maybe they think they live on a private part of the planet... No entry to cosmic radiation...

'It just makes me happy when I can make someone angry' - A special investigation into the dark world of trolling, 28th February 2012
BEN spends up to 70 hours a week on the internet getting high on other people's anger and despair.

The unemployed 19-year-old from Victoria - who spoke to on the condition of anonymity - doesn't go out much and doesn't have many real friends, but he doesn't feel alone. He believes he's part of a community of similar-minded people who scour the web looking for pages to vandalise and lives to upset.

Ben (not his real name) first started trolling in 2008 on the online forum 4Chan.

I have never really thought of people who troll as energy parasites, but this article makes this quite clear...

Crop circles, Alpine style: Artist creates incredible impression with his giant patterns in the snow
Daily Mail, 23rd February 2012

Share Traders More Reckless Than Psychopaths, Study Shows
De Spiegel, 26th February 2012

Voluntary 'De-Baptism' Rising in Europe
Voice of America, 18th January 2012
[...] Churches in France and elsewhere in Europe have been battling falling numbers, a trend evident not only in the empty pews, but in the sharp fall in baptisms. But "de-baptisms", a church's deletion of one's name from the official baptismal registry at a parishioner's request, are a recent phenomenon, and they are taking place in both Protestant and Catholic communities.

There are no official statistics, but experts and activists count the numbers of those seeking de-baptism in the tens of thousands, and websites offering informal "de-baptism" certificates have mushroomed.

Anne Morelli, who heads a center for religion and secularity studies at the Free University of Brussels, says de-baptisms, both official and unofficial, increased in 2011, particularly in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Austria. The numbers, she said, reflect public anger at the church pedophilia scandals.

I think this is very interesting and people's actions are exactly what we should expect as people are spiritually and morally empowered to break away from a corrupt system designed to control hearts and minds. Actually, I was baptised in the Methodist Church and I am glad my parents sent me to Sunday School because it started off my interest in what spirituality was truly about. At about 17 years old I had already figured out there was a lot of missing pieces of the puzzle and that is when I started my search for truth. Over 30 years later, I have a completely different perspective to most people who have done no work at all in understanding the spiritual roots of culture and society. The whole planet is in upheaval but the spiritually ignorant have no clue why. I am a self-taught Initiate because I have done some serious work. I have an Honours Degree in Physics because I have the ability to start from first principles and deal with data. Hence I am awestruck by my research but not left perplexed. Don't be fooled, the Catholic Church have known for a long time that this was coming. The arrival of 'Christ' or crystalline energies is something that they have feared.

Hackers plan space satellites to combat [Internet] censorship
BBC News, 4th January 2012
Computer hackers plan to take the internet beyond the reach of censors by putting their own communication satellites into orbit. The scheme was outlined at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin.

The project's organisers said the Hackerspace Global Grid will also involve developing a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with the satellites. Longer term they hope to help put an amateur astronaut on the moon. Hobbyists have already put a few small satellites into orbit - usually only for brief periods of time - but tracking the devices has proved difficult for low-budget projects.

The hacker activist Nick Farr first put out calls for people to contribute to the project in August. He said that the increasing threat of internet censorship had motivated the project. "The first goal is an uncensorable internet in space. Let's take the internet out of the control of terrestrial entities," Mr Farr said. He cited the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) in the United States as an example of the kind of threat facing online freedom. If passed, the act would allow for some sites to be blocked on copyright grounds.

How interesting... Don't you just love geeks? They can and will change the world... Go spider boys and girls!

Top German cop installed spyware on his daughter's computer to monitor her Internet usage, gets hacked in retaliation
My Technology World, 11th January 2012
"According to the report, a top German security official installed a trojan on his own daughter's computer to monitor her Internet usage. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing—well, at least until one of the daughter's friends found the installed spyware. The friend then went after the dad's personal computer as a payback and managed to get in, where he found a cache of security-related e-mails from work. The e-mails, in turn, provided the information necessary for hackers to infiltrate Germany's federal police."
Young people dealing with an old fart...

Man charged in ‘deplorable’ snatching of dying woman’s purse
Refreshing News, 10th January 2012
While a young woman lay dead or dying on a street in Hamilton, Ont., say police, a thief stole the purse that had been thrown from her body when she was struck by an alleged drunk driver — and later used her credit cards.

Jason Trotter, 29, was arrested by police and charged with fraud and theft of an unidentified 20-year-old woman’s purse after she was left to die following a hit-and-run last year, according to Staff Sgt. Steve Hrab of the Hamilton Police.

“It’s deplorable. It offends our sense of decency to think that a young girl is struck as she’s crossing a street by, it turns out, an alleged drunk driver who takes off,” Hrab said. “As she’s laying there crumpled in a heap on the street we have another individual that comes along that takes advantage of the situation and takes her purse with some credit cards in it and then uses them.”

I actually don't think this is refreshing news it just reminds me that many people are looking for opportunities to take advantage. It's life in the Red Zone for some.

A World in Denial of What It Knows
New York Times, 31st December 2011
COULD there be a single phrase that explains the woes of our time, this dismal age of political miscalculations and deceptions, of reckless and disastrous wars, of financial boom and bust and downright criminality? Maybe there is, and we owe it to Fintan O’Toole. That trenchant Irish commentator is a biographer and theater critic, and a critic also of his country’s crimes and follies, as in his gripping if horrifying book, “Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger.”

He reminds us of the famous if gnomic saying by Donald H. Rumsfeld, then the United States secretary of defense, that “There are known knowns... there are known unknowns ... there are also unknown unknowns.” But the Irish problem, says Mr. O’Toole, was none of the above. It was “unknown knowns.” [...]

“The Cloud of Unknowing” is a medieval classic of mystical writing, and unknowing still hangs over us. It will be a happier new year if we can dispel some of that cloud, try to unknow less, and know a little more.

The headline and the sentiment appeals to me... A world in denial with the root cause (I think) being ignorance mixed with arrogance. The article discusses "Unknown Unknowns", the cause of unexpected Black Swan events... I don't even know what the article is trying to say when it comes to the easy credit disaster, look at history, it's the same old banking tricks repeated over and over again and people never learn... It's standard practice to control the world... I disagree this is a true unknown unknown due to the known history of banking practices. Whatever, I am bemused by the quoting of the mystical saying “The Cloud of Unknowing” often used to justify sheer ignorance... Whatever, I am seriously wondering whether humanity is moving closer to an almighty Black Swan event when the realisation hits that we are not alone, we are being invaded by another lifeform, and that the orbs and UAPs are here to stay and all this despite knowing some known knowns...

More than 100 jailed in China pork scandal
The Australian, 26th November 2011
MORE than 100 people, including a dozen Chinese government employees, have been sentenced over chemical-laced pork that caused a food safety scandal earlier this year, state media says.

One person was given the death penalty.

An investigation into the safety of pork was launched in March after several farms in central Henan province were found using the fat-burning drug clenbuterol - a banned chemical that makes pork leaner but can be harmful to humans - in pig feed. A subsidiary of Shuanghui Group, China's largest meat processor, was one company selling tainted pork. [...]

Most were given sentences of three to nine years. The court sentenced 36 pig farmers to probation or jail terms of less than a year.

Clenbuterol, known in China simply as "lean meat powder," is banned in the country yet stubbornly continues to pop up in the food supply, laced into animal feed by farmers impatient to get their meat to market and turn a profit.

It can cause nausea, dizziness, headaches and heart palpitations in humans, but pig farmers like to use it because it yields leaner meat, which is more expensive than fatty meat.

Food safety is a sensitive issue in China following scandals in recent years from deadly infant formula to recycled restaurant oil containing potentially deadly molds.

Actually, the "recycled restaurant oil containing potentially deadly molds" is oil recovered from the sewers, that had only been strained and then re-sold, the esitmate was 1 in 5 meals were being cooked with this filth.... So, is China starting to crack down on the psychopaths? It is clear this country is facing a cosmic Darwin Award if they can't stop the wilful and disgusting contamination of their environment and food that is generating increasingly high numbers of birth defects and a plethora of weird human disorders.

Time to Test Corporate Leaders to Weed out Psychopaths
The Yee, 24th November 2011
Psychopathy should not be confused with insanity. It is best described by Robert Hare, global expert and psychologist, as "emotional deafness" -- a biochemical inability to experience normal feelings of empathy for others.

This shark-like fixation on self-interest means that psychopaths often feel a clear detachment from other people, viewing them more as sheep to be preyed upon than fellow humans to relate to. For instance, psychopaths in prison often use group therapy sessions not as a healing process, but as an opportunity to learn how to simulate normal human emotions.

This is a good read. Due to my own experiences, once I got over the shock which took a few years, I have started to be quite fascinated with the whole concept of psychopaths. I don't believe testing for them is the answer, but from my experience there seems to be three types that I can detect through my abilities. There are 1. the 'cold' type, just being in their presence or even over the phone the air literally chills.... 2. the 'snake' type, where there is a strong sense that you are dealing with someone who is 'slippery', it's hard to describe really and 3. the 'robot' no empathy type, these can sometimes appear normal but give themselves away by their actions. It's the last type that are the most dangerous because sometimes, great efforts are required to detect them and if you give them too much rope, they will hang you... I note in this article about psychopaths automatically assuming people are stupid sheep which for me is a major give away. The other give away is the 'bad' actors. Not that long ago, I would wonder why people were acting, but not any more. Anyway, since I have discovered that spiritual psychopaths are very interested in replicating themselves and creating mini-me psychopaths, I feel that I got a little closer to the truth of what is happening in the Cultic Milieu. For some time now, I have been calling people repeaters because when you spoke to them they were clearly not feeling or thinking, but just reciting something they had learned... It puzzled me for quite some time, but after further research, I realise these are the mini-mes. I now think most are not true psychopaths and are recoverable... In fact, I have even started to think that one particular person hated me because I did not replicate like I was suppose to... Oh yes, I count that as a triumph!

Ex-Madoff trader admits faking records since '70s
Yahoo News, 21st November 2011
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bernard Madoff's multibillion-dollar fraud began in the early 1970s with several employees working together to fake records when no trades actually took place, a former trader at Madoff's firm said in pleading guilty to criminal charges on Monday.

The former trader, David Kugel, told a Manhattan federal court judge that he and two other longtime Madoff employees, Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi, used rates of returns on client statements that were pre-determined by Madoff himself.

"I worked together with them to create the false trades and make them appear on investment advisor client statements and confirmations," Kugel, 66, said in admitting to six charges.

This is just another reminder of those who can spend their whole life pretending to be virtuous but are actually cheating and manipulating everyone they meet with no regard for long term implications...

Fort Worth Man Gets 80 Years For Buying A Hot Dog With Fake Money
CBS Local News, 18th November 2011
FORT WORTH (AP/CBSDFW) – A Fort Worth man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for trying to buy movie theater hot dogs with counterfeit cash.

Charles Cleveland Nowden was sentenced Friday, two days after being convicted of forgery.

Two years ago Nowden used a fake $20 bill when trying to buy hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks at a Mansfield movie theater. Prosecutors say after his arrest, a police officer found more counterfeit bills worth $120 tucked into a wrapper of one of the hot dogs.

I am just repeating the refrain here: when are the bankster going to get 80 years each for destroying the global economy with fake money? Well, the conclusion is that there is two types of fake, well regarded fake and not well regarded fake, but both are still fake....

Ignorance Is Bliss When it Comes to Challenging Social Issues
By remaining unaware, people can justify trusting government, study finds
American Psychological Association News, 21st November 2011
WASHINGTON—The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

And the more urgent the issue, the more people want to remain unaware, according to a paper published online in APA’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology®.

“These studies were designed to help understand the so-called ‘ignorance is bliss’ approach to social issues,” said author Steven Shepherd, a graduate student with the University of Waterloo in Ontario. “The findings can assist educators in addressing significant barriers to getting people involved and engaged in social issues.”

Through a series of five studies conducted in 2010 and 2011 with 511 adults in the United States and Canada, the researchers described “a chain reaction from ignorance about a subject to dependence on and trust in the government to deal with the issue.”

I just thought this was interesting.... I don't believe that ordinary people can be experts in a myriad of different subjects, but that is different to those who are are extremely childish and trusting of anyone in authority. Personally, I think it is a waste of time putting in effort to inform people who don't want to know the facts.

Sweden recognises new file-sharing religion Kopimism
BBC News, 5th January 2012
A "church" whose central tenet is the right to file-share has been formally recognised by the Swedish government. The Church of Kopimism claims that "kopyacting" - sharing information through copying - is akin to a religious service.

The "spiritual leader" of the church said recognition was a "large step". But others were less enthusiastic and said the church would do little to halt the global crackdown on piracy. [...]

The church, which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V (shortcuts for copy and paste) as sacred symbols, does not directly promote illegal file sharing, focusing instead on the open distribution of knowledge to all. It was founded by 19-year-old philosophy student and leader Isak Gerson. He hopes that file-sharing will now be given religious protection.

"For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament. Information holds a value, in itself and in what it contains and the value multiplies through copying. Therefore copying is central for the organisation and its members," he said in a statement

Hmmm.... I don't even think this is funny, 1 person buys and 100 people copy ... I am an author, struggling to get any help and fighting off thieves with no qualifications from the word go who wanted to steal my research and pretend it had originated from people with no scientific qualifications and actually no qualifications at all. There does seem to be a mentality of free, free, free and then as an author, with some people this mentality extends to wanting your personal free time for free too, it's almost like they think they have some rights... Maybe, this is just about sheer greed...

Google Joins Online SOPA Protest
Huffington Post, 17th January 2012
WASHINGTON -- Google will join thousands of tech activists, entrepreneurs and corporations on Wednesday in protesting the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, a controversial bill that has generated national outrage among Internet experts. On Wednesday, more than 7,000 websites are expected to voluntarily "go dark," by blocking access to their content to protest the bill, according to organizers of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring the measure to a vote next week. Some of the biggest names on the Internet plan to participate in the blackout, including Wikipedia, Mozilla, Reddit and WordPress. On Tuesday, Google stopped short of vowing to take down its popular search engine...
But who are the real pirates? Apparently, the people who distributed most of the piracy software on the internet to help people steal copyrighted material, are now trying to use all the internet piracy as the excuse to control the internet..... The video below explains the plot.... I think this sounds like inducing millions of people to commit a crime (except for in Sweden where you can can now say you are just following the basic tenets of your religion....) I wonder if anyone will try to sue the VERY BIG NAMES INVOLVED WHO HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTING THIS SOFTWARE FOR YEARS AND YEARS.... As I have always believed, there is no such thing as free on the internet, somebody is paying...

STOP SOPA Michael Mozart
YouTube, 23rd December 2011

Cohan: Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street?
Bloomberg News, 3rd January 2012
It took a relatively obscure former British academic to propagate a theory of the financial crisis that would confirm what many people suspected all along: The “corporate psychopaths” at the helm of our financial institutions are to blame. Clive R. Boddy, most recently a professor at the Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University, says psychopaths are the 1 percent of “people who, perhaps due to physical factors to do with abnormal brain connectivity and chemistry” lack a “conscience, have few emotions and display an inability to have any feelings, sympathy or empathy for other people.”

As a result, Boddy argues in a recent issue of the Journal of Business Ethics, such people are “extraordinarily cold, much more calculating and ruthless towards others than most people are and therefore a menace to the companies they work for and to society.” [...]

He says the unnamed “they” seem “to be unaffected” by the corporate collapses they cause. These psychopaths “present themselves as glibly unbothered by the chaos around them, unconcerned about those who have lost their jobs, savings and investments, and as lacking any regrets about what they have done. They cheerfully lie about their involvement in events, are very convincing in blaming others for what has happened and have no doubts about their own worth and value. They are happy to walk away from the economic disaster that they have managed to bring about, with huge payoffs and with new roles advising governments how to prevent such economic disasters.”

The financial press in the form of Bloomberg are pointing out the existence of psychopaths, this is jaw dropping stuff.... It looks like enough people are now fed up and are looking for answers. From my own point of view, I think it is essential to understand human development and how others think so that when you detect certain behaviours, you can make a judgment about what you should do. Thanks Mihail for the link.

A World in Denial of What It Knows
New York Times, 31st December 2011
COULD there be a single phrase that explains the woes of our time, this dismal age of political miscalculations and deceptions, of reckless and disastrous wars, of financial boom and bust and downright criminality? Maybe there is, and we owe it to Fintan O’Toole. That trenchant Irish commentator is a biographer and theater critic, and a critic also of his country’s crimes and follies, as in his gripping if horrifying book, “Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger.”

He reminds us of the famous if gnomic saying by Donald H. Rumsfeld, then the United States secretary of defense, that “There are known knowns... there are known unknowns ... there are also unknown unknowns.” But the Irish problem, says Mr. O’Toole, was none of the above. It was “unknown knowns.” [...]

“The Cloud of Unknowing” is a medieval classic of mystical writing, and unknowing still hangs over us. It will be a happier new year if we can dispel some of that cloud, try to unknow less, and know a little more.

The headline and the sentiment appeals to me... A world in denial with the root cause (I think) being ignorance mixed with arrogance. The article discusses "Unknown Unknowns", the cause of unexpected Black Swan events... I don't even know what the article is trying to say when it comes to the easy credit disaster, look at history, it's the same old banking tricks repeated over and over again and people never learn... It's standard practice to control the world... I disagree this is a true unknown unknown due to the known history of banking practices. Whatever, I am bemused by the quoting of the mystical saying “The Cloud of Unknowing” often used to justify sheer ignorance... Whatever, I am seriously wondering whether humanity is moving closer to an almighty Black Swan event when the realisation hits that we are not alone, we are being invaded by another lifeform, and that the orbs and UAPs are here to stay and all this despite knowing some known knowns...

Life's Extremes: Pathological Liar vs. Straight Shooter
Live Science, 11th December 2011
Lying — like it or not — is a part of everyday life. Most of us will bend the truth every now and then, with even the most honest person telling the occasional "white lie" to avoid hurting someone else's feelings.

Yet some people, called pathological liars, utter untruths constantly and for no clear reason. Their behavior confounds scientists and oftentimes themselves. [...]

On the opposite end of the spectrum are those rare individuals who might be described as "pathological truth-tellers." These people forego socially convenient and appropriate fibs to speak the unvarnished, upsetting truth. [...]

Interestingly, brain scans have revealed that the prefrontal cortexes in frequent liars are built differently from those in a typical brain. A 2005 study showed that liars had 22 percent more "white matter" than average, as well as about 14 percent less "gray matter." The former acts like wiring in the brain, while gray matter cells in this region play a role in impulse control.

"If you have more white matter, you are more able to manipulate information and words," said Dike. "You can weave thoughts in ways others probably can't."

Very interesting read. I see this is where I have gone wrong, "allegiance to the truth, rather than people's feelings."... Too much interest in the truth and the refusal to entertain liars, frauds and scumbags... Oh, well....

Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops [US]
ABC News, September 2011
A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

“This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class,” Jordan said today from his Waterford home. “I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else.”

Well, this explains why so many US cops are so dangerous, they are just too stupid... Cops killing deaf people because they don't hear when cops shout at them or going to the wrong house and trying to arrest innocent people because I suppose they can't read a map, arresting young people who ask for directions, some of the stories in the last few years have been unbelievable... Oh well, dumb dumbs for a dumbed down society...

Evolution of Angels: From Disembodied Minds to Winged Guardians
National Geographic News, 23rd December 2011
[...] "There is lots of interesting theology about angels, and in some ways we've kind of lost the knack for that," said John Cavadini, chair of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

"We tend to think of angels as things that we'd find in a Hallmark card," Cavadini added. "But many people, especially in antiquity, were very interested in them"—in what they might look like, how they might organize themselves, how they behave.

In the Bible angels served as envoys of God—angelos being Greek for "messenger." Other than that, the scriptures leave a lot of room for interpretation.

These kinds of articles are all very interesting now that the veil is lifting... I am 100% certain the Catholic Church has KNOWN for many hundreds of years about the existence of 'angels' and I think this is the origin of the concept of faeries, the orbs of light. I have literature from researchers in the 1940s that sought to understand UFOs as "disembodied minds, or intellects", but even better, I have my own experiences. I don't have to watch videos, I have had my own experiences in realtime way before I knew anything about the scientific research or watched hundreds of orb videos. Today we have scientific research that points to the existence of a Shadow Biosphere, information that should be valuable to anyone who is capable of engaging their brains with an open mind. Whatever, I don't trust everything from Catholic sources, this is an organisation that has a history of corruption. Today, this organisation doesn't even have a thin veneer of respectability to hide behind either. The Catholic Church is all about power, a role model for so many fake wannabes claiming spirituality.

Poll: Nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe in angels
CBS News, 23rd December 2011

A $2.5 Million Libel Judgment Brings the Question: Are Bloggers Journalists?
Fox News, 22nd December 2011
‘Bloggers Beware’

That was the headline on a conservative blog following a $2.5 million judgment this month against blogger Crystal Cox in a defamation case tried in federal court in Oregon. It’s a case followed closely in both the blogosphere and in the traditional media, as it highlights the proliferation of blogging, the blurring of lines between journalists and bloggers and more libel cases born out of blog posts.

“There are a lot of malicious people out there,” says Bruce Johnson, a Seattle attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine and author of Washington state’s current Shield Law. “You’re not going to be able to get rid of them all. They will continue to basically write graffiti on the bathroom wall, and in this case, the Internet provides the bathroom wall,” says Johnson.

“Just like anybody can claim to be a journalist, anybody can claim to be a blogger,” says Goldstein, “And if you look at the court records, she really appeared to be neither.”

Quite frankly, I still don't know what all the fuss is about with this blogger/journalist, libel is libel, if you live by the sword you can expect to die by the sword, but remember in modern times, the sword is really a keyboard... LOL. On this website, I am keeping some of my research online about massive evolutionary change and things that I think are interesting and relevant to my perspective. I happen to think this is the Greatest Transition in the History of Mankind, but I know that I am well ahead of the curve in my thinking, but more work had to be done to help light up the way for those who are fellow True Seekers, the same as other True Seekers have helped me in the past...

Parents who are horrified by real violence are drowning their children in simulated violence
Natural News, 16th December 2012
(NaturalNews) The great contradiction in the recent Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting is that many of the parents who are horrified at violence directed at their children are the very same parents who allow their children to inundated with simulated violence from every imaginable direction.

Many of the very same kids who were seen crying after the shooting incident will go home and watch simulated murder on television, where mass murder is considered "normal" and "acceptable."

Beyond simulated violence on television, children are also routinely exposed to violence through Hollywood movies. The violence in movies has dramatically escalated over the past two decades, to the point where movies that are considered PG-13 today would have been rated "R" just twenty years ago.

The message? It's okay for children to witness mass murder on the big screen, over and over again, while dosing them up with mind-altering psychiatric drugs that we already know are linked to violent thoughts and suicidal behavior.

Obviously, there is a lot of focus on the reasons for the latest mass murder of children in the United states but a few are choosing to point out the normalisation of violence in our societies....

Psychiatry goes insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder in new psychiatric manual DSM-5
Natural News, 13th December 2012

Former DSM chairperson apologizes for creating "false epidemics"

Allen Frances chaired the DSM-IV that was released in 1994. He now admits it was a huge mistake that has resulted in the mass overdiagnosis of people who are actually quite normal. The DSM-IV "...inadvertently contributed to three false epidemics -- attention deficit disorder, autism and childhood bipolar disorder," writes Allen in an LA Times opinion piece.

He goes on to say:

The first draft of the next edition of the DSM ... is filled with suggestions that would multiply our mistakes and extend the reach of psychiatry dramatically deeper into the ever-shrinking domain of the normal. This wholesale medical imperialization of normality could potentially create tens of millions of innocent bystanders who would be mislabeled as having a mental disorder. The pharmaceutical industry would have a field day -- despite the lack of solid evidence of any effective treatments for these newly proposed diagnoses.

All these fabricated disorders, of course, result in a ballooning number of false positive. As Allen writes:

The "psychosis risk syndrome" would use the presence of strange thinking to predict who would later have a full-blown psychotic episode. But the prediction would be wrong at least three or four times for every time it is correct -- and many misidentified teenagers would receive medications that can cause enormous weight gain, diabetes and shortened life expectancy.

But that's the whole point of psychiatry: To prescribe drugs to people who don't need them. This is accomplished almost entirely by diagnosing people with disorders that don't exist.

I was going to ignore this until I read that someone confessed to creating three false epidemics... I mean that is incredible.... Medical fraud on a HUGE scale....

Time magazine reveals its Person of the Year 2011
Magazine’s editors choose ‘The Protester’ as figure having the greatest impact [VIDEO]
MSNBC News, 14th December 2011
Time magazine revealed the 2011 choice for its iconic Person of the Year cover live on TODAY Wednesday. The Protester is this year’s choice, managing editor Rick Stengel told Matt Lauer and Ann Curry.

“There was a lot of consensus among our people,” Stengel told the TODAY anchors as he revealed the magazine’s cover. “It felt right.”

As it has for the past 84 years, the weekly newsmagazine selected the person (or sometimes group, or thing) that its editors deemed had the single greatest impact during the past year, for better or for worse.

All those who have done something this year to 'protest' and are not locked up in jail, please give yourself a slap on the back. Obviously, those fighting the 'unfair' or even extremely corrupt systems around the world are being noticed.

Psychopaths: Brain scans should not be used in court... for now
New Scientist, 13th December 2011
Should an offender's sentence be decided on the basis of a brain scan? A group of neuroscientists have put together a report for the Royal Society to assess this issue and other ways that progress in brain science might impact the law.

Neuroscience is already making waves in court: an Italian woman convicted of murder recently had her sentence reduced on the grounds that her behaviour could be explained by abnormalities in her brain and genes.

The authors on the Royal Society panel, led by Nicholas Mackintosh of the University of Cambridge, also flag up research that suggests the brains of psychopaths are fundamentally different. This raises the question: should individuals with the brain anatomy of a psychopath have their sentence reduced on the ground of diminished responsibility, or should brain scan evidence be used to keep dangerous individuals locked away?

Wow... I am amazed that society is starting to take psychopaths so seriously... is this a sign of some progress? Actually, it would make sense to clarify whether someone was a psychopath based on a brain scan, but I still hesitate here and think the no. 1 objective should be education. The discussion of lie detector tests here is interesting because a psychopath does not give themselves away whilst lying, they have no emotions, so there is nothing to detect... There is a documentary that reveals a psychologist revealing that he has the same brain pattern as a psychopath... it is inheritable, but it does not mean that people will become full blown psychopaths in adulthood and that is why caution is required... Before my own experiences, I had NO IDEA that people with psychopathy could be so evil and my biggest interest is those who think pretending to be a spiritual guru is a good career option i.e. tricking stupid gullible people out of their time and money for their own personal benefit... Whatever, I am thrilled that this debate is taking place because it will force more people to consider what is going on...People are too numbed by crazy talk, people can't see reality because psychopaths are too good at creating illusions...

Horizon - Are You Good Or Bad Part 1
YouTube, 10th September 2011
BBC HORIZON 2011-2012: Are You Good or Evil? Documentary on psychopathy.

The mystery of Carole Myers
When she was found dead at 41, Carole Myers left a statement saying she had suffered Satantic child abuse at the hands of her parents. But did she?
The Guardian, 11th December 2011
[...] Arriving back in London I'm in no doubt that Carole's abuse claims were untrue. But is it really possible, as the Felsteads insist, for a person to have memories "implanted" by a therapist? Professor Elizabeth Loftus, of the University of California, certainly believes so. In one famous study she sought to examine the process by which a therapist can generate a memory of an event simply by suggesting it. Loftus told 24 adults to write detailed descriptions of four childhood events supplied earlier on by a family member. Unbeknown to them, one of those events never actually happened.

Carole's charges were easily proven to be false. The sister, whose murder she'd apparently witnessed, actually died of heart problems two years before Carole was born. The house fire, too, predated Carole's birth. And yet, to the Felsteads' disbelief, it seemed the mental-health professionals rarely challenged these impossible horrors. Worse, they'd concluded that Carole's psychological problems came as a result of this fictitious abuse.

But the family is pointing the finger straight back at the clinicians. They believe the blame for Carole's psychological downfall lies with credulous, satanist-obsessed therapists who went along with her claims that she'd been sexually menaced. After all, they point out, it's happened before – most famously in Orkney in 1991, when nine children were forcibly removed from their homes following interviews by social workers led by an individual who was subsequently accused of being "fixated on finding satanic abuse".

Hmmm... Don't read this if you are too squeamish, parts of this long article are horrible... This seems to be a UK version of what is taking place in the USA. So, I wonder if this is some kind of bizarre experiment that is going on because it actually says, "Despite the medical records, she insists she never treated Carole, admitting only to having seen her as part of a study into ritual abuse for the Department of Health." This is starting to sound very Orwellian... Not surprisingly, there are New Age 'cult' versions of this going on too... People claiming to "de-program" people, but in fact doing all sorts of harm instead... I realised that I had hit the nail on the head with the Orwellian New Age, but the more I find out, the more I understand why so many people claiming to be spiritual are actually 'dead' inside, walking zombies... Yet, even though I have dedicated myself to a search for truth, this is still hard to take.

How to Act Like a Psychopath without Really Trying [Excerpt]
People who don't care—or don't need to care—what others think of them show how crucial reputation is to civilization. Understanding it could reduce crime, improve ethical behavior and rein in Wall Street excesses
Scientific American, 9th December 2011
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt adapted from the book, People Will Talk: The Surprising Science of Reputation, by John Whitfield (Wiley, 2011). Copyright © John Whitfield

About one in every 100 people doesn’t care what others think of him. These people are hard to spot. They are usually physically healthy, and their intelligence is often above average. Yet, in the words of one psychiatrist, they lie without compunction, cheat, steal, and casually violate any and all norms of social conduct whenever it suits their whim. They have no concern for others’ suffering, no remorse when caught, and punishment does little to change them. They are called psychopaths. [...]

But viewed from an evolutionary angle, psychopathy looks more like a feature than a bug. Most people are cooperative, trusting and generous. This pays off in the long term. It also creates an opening for those who would rather prey on society than join it.

I am amazed that the subject of psychopaths seems to be going very mainstream.... good! However, unless you have been personally maimed, the subject may not seem of much interest... My main interest is the psychopaths who have infiltrated the Cultic Milieu and learning how to spot those who come my way... The only way to not be a victim to a predator is to learn what to look out for and then take evasive action, they are looking for easy targets, not people who will make their life difficult.

Psychopaths are just misunderstood... and they could even be cured, researchers say
Daily Mail, 9th December 2011
I don't know who these psychologists are trying to fool. Apparently, some therapists REFUSE to deal with psychopaths because they cannot change, as they are hard-wired, see archives and YouTube videos about their brains being physically different to 'normal' people. You can't tell me that James Ray, left his 'friends' blue and dying on the ground in Sedona, and then went off for a shower and a sandwich actually had any empathic emotions that can be retrieved... The man would not even call for paramedics and was annoyed when someone eventually made the call to pick up the dead and extremely ill. The 'on cue' Oscar winning tearful performance 5 minutes before sentencing was totally expected. These kinds of people 'exist' and if you don't want to be dragged down into the gutter by these people, they have to be avoided at all costs.

X Factor culture fuelled the UK riots, says Iain Duncan Smith
The guardian, 9th December 2011
A "get rich quick" celebrity culture exemplified by The X Factor and the dysfunctional lives of footballers has created a society "out of balance", the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, says today in an interview surveying Britain after the summer riots.

Duncan Smith, who as chair of the social justice cabinet committee is one of the key figures shaping a coalition response to the riots, warned there was "every chance" riots would recur unless structural reforms were made to repair "communities in which so many families are broken". [...]

"Balance is if you try hard, you work hard then the rewards are in balance with what you put in and what is available."

Most people can't agree with the statement that working hard is all you have to do, and I think it's worth pointing out that there are those around who will rob you of everything if given half a chance.... So, I have to state there is a problem because very few believe in balance... "Balance is Bogus" as "Harmonic Wealth" guru James Ray (now locked up for three homicides) stated over and over again. That is why the New Age "Law of Attraction" is so popular with off-shoots like cosmic ordering, or wishing on a star, whatever you want to call it... Then there is the misuse of quantum mechanics to sell magical thinking promoted by people claiming to be scientists, heinous and truly obnoxious... Just over a year ago, I was approached by people wanting me in their network with a sinister invitation... "Do you want to be rich like us?" It was just a very creepy moment.... These %&*)&% people knew nothing about me and assumed that I would be stupid enough to get involved if they mentioned money... Here is a relevant quote about celebrity culture and the influence on religion/spirituality:
Neal Gabler writes in "Life: the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality" that the power of celebrity culture means we often seek to enact the movies that play inside our heads. We become celebrities, at least privately, to ourselves. Celebrity culture is so ubiquitous that it has established perverse interior personal scripts and modes of speech through which our relationship with the world is often constructed. Gabler argues that celebrity culture is not a convergence between consumer culture and religion but instead is a hostile takeover of religion by celebrity culture. Commodities and celebrity culture alone define what it means to belong to American society, how we recognize our place in society and how we determine our spiritual life. [...]

Shamanism is not only the currency of celebrity culture; it is the currency of totalitarian culture. And as we sink into an economic and political morass, we are controlled, manipulated and distracted by the celluloid shadows on the wall of Plato's cave. The fantasy of celebrity culture is not designed simply to entertain. It is designed to keep us from fighting back, even, apparently, in death.

Comment: Interesting that Hedges refers to indigenous cultures when he writes: Shamanism is not only the currency of celebrity culture; it is the currency of totalitarian culture.

If he's talking about the phony shamanism of New Agers and their ilk, I tend to agree. In other words, this worship of the superficial and phony leads to bad results.
Indian wannabes = celebrity wannabes , Newspaper Rock, August 02, 2010
This made me laugh: "Getting on American Idol is too much work, but anyone can put on a costume and become an Indian." The whole article is interesting...

How That $3.8 Million Supercar Crash Happened (Video)
“A gathering of narcissists”, 5th December 2011
Eight — count ‘em, eight — Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes and a Lamborghini were among 14 vehicles totaled in what the media are calling “the world’s most expensive car accident” and the cops are calling “a gathering of narcissists.”

The massive mess destroyed about $3.85 million worth of lustworthy cars and a Toyota Prius late Sunday morning on rain-soaked Chugoku Expressway. The supercars were part of a 20-car convoy heading from Kyushu to Hiroshima when the lead driver, a 60-year-old businessman in a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, lost control on the wet pavement. [...]

A witness told TBS network the cars were traveling 140 to 160 kilometers per hour (85 to 100 mph). It all went sideways — literally — on a long, narrow stretch with no shoulder where the speed limit is 60 mph. Witness accounts suggest the lead driver tried to change lanes, possibly to get around a slower car, then slid into the guardrail and spun across the highway.

“The front car crashed into the left embankment and bounced off toward me,” one witness told broadcaster NHK. Another witnesses said, “One of them spun and they all ended up in this great mess.”

Luckily, no one died... I lived in Italy near Milan for nearly 3 years and it was certainly traumatic, especially when there were public transport stikes... people were maniacs on the road, I did the school run, and there were periods when I saw an accident or evidence of an accident at least once a day. I have even seen ambulances wrapped around lamp posts... I have wondered whether people thought they were invincible, and if there was a religious influence, a belief that all people needed to do is the sign of the cross before you get in the car and then they can just go for it... The high accident and death rate did not seem to make any difference to peoples' attitudes, either.... Maybe these rich guys literally think in terms of their lives as being in the fast lane, it's dangerous and you need to take risks to be successful, but this metaphor that is widely used in society, could be a philosophy for some and might strongly manifest when they are on a real road. Since this was a convoy of "narcissists", no doubt the risk-taking reached new heights... I have been a passenger in the car with someone who had this attitude and so I have been regularly terrified. I know for sure that this mentality exists.

Armed forces minister sorry for misleading MPs over depleted uranium
MoD urged to phase out use of depleted uranium weapons after armed forces minister admits review was never carried out
Guardian News, 14th November 2011
The armed forces minister has been forced to apologise over misleading statements he made regarding the legality and dangers of depleted uranium weapons.

Nick Harvey admitted that he had inadvertently misled MPs about a Ministry of Defence review that he said had concluded the weapons were permissible on humanitarian and environmental grounds under the Geneva conventions.

I suppose warmonger countries that make liberally use of DU are not really interested in the consequences when they think they can send soldiers off to die and suffer the consequences, but unfortunately that is not the end of the story. The problem is blowback. In the article below written by an activist against the use of DU, we are provided with a chart of air circulation over Europe, Middle East and North Africa, showing us how DU literally blows back in the air. Since a certain bigtime warmonger country has announced a massive drop in sperm counts of 40% in 5 years, they are predicting that in 20 years their citizens will not be able to reproduce, hence it seems there will be some major quick karmic retribution for the rather short-sighted use of a substance derived from the fires of hell.

At last the British MoD admit to the dangers of Depleted Uranium
Eyre International, 14th November 2011
"DU is a chemically toxic and radioactive heavy metal produced as waste by the nuclear power industry that is included in weapons because it is an extremely hard material capable of piercing armour. Once the frontline has moved on, however, it can contaminate the environment, and has been linked to health problems in civilian populations.
I would like to add to this article by saying it stays in the environment for a half life of 4.5 billion years and it contaminates our own troops which was not stated in the article."

60 Minutes: Crime, punishment, and the shame of being a Madoff
CBS News, 30th October 2011
(CBS News) When news broke that Bernard Madoff had swindled thousands of people out of billions of dollars, many assumed that his family must have known all along. But Madoff's wife Ruth and son Andrew tell Morley Safer they were blindsided when Madoff finally confessed that he'd been running a giant Ponzi scheme. In their first television interviews, they describe how their once-happy family was completely destroyed.

I will admit, I watched the videos and I don't know what to think. I am not an expert on psychopaths and I just don't know whether his family are lying, the son looked particularly sincere but my ability to pick up energy fields does not work with video and I am more suspicious than ever these days of people... The talk of Bernie Madoff crying and showing remorse is very strange because true psychopaths don't have any emotions, they just fake the emotions of normal people... Whatever, defrauding family, friends and thousands of others to the tune of 65 billion dollars is quite an achievement. I suppose the moral of the tale is that there are some BIG liars out there and many people are strongly attracted to the apparent success of fraudsters and don't care too much about asking questions. There were people who tried to get his business investigated because they simply did not believe his apparent success and his ability to deliver consistent returns, but of course they were ignored. As I am finding out, the truth is of little interest to many people who prefer magic and magical thinking, and Bernie Madoff was a magician as anyone who knows anything about his fradulent financial operations will atest. My interest stems from my own terrible experiences and I now believe it is simply not possible to progress and evolve without knowing about the existence of these kinds of people.
  • Defense Against the Psychopath (Full length Version) [37:38]
    YouTube, Dec 14, 2010
    "Defense Against the Psychopath is a documentary excerpted from chapter one of my book; The Art of Urban Survival. Teaches people how to recognize and defend against our society's most dangerous predators, psychopaths. Free Download of the PDF booklet, Defense Against the Psychopath here: ".

    This is an excellent tutorial for anyone who wants an introduction to this subject. For those who have been victims of people who have just been manipulative, destructive or just purely evil, this is a brilliant way to get your power back from recognising that these people exist and you DO NOT attract these people, they GO LOOKING for prey. This is an important distinction that must be noted so that you can determine a strategy when they come knocking. The most surprising discovery for me is the characteristics of pathological narcissism. I wish I had known before about people who expect you to play second fiddle at all times regardless of the situation otherwise they can get very nasty, I might have acted very different with certain people and even never have got involved...

NYC judge tosses Madoff trustee's $19B bank claim
Yahoo News, 1st November 2011
"Picard said JPMorgan knew about Madoff's multi-decade fraud and UBS aided and abetted the scheme, which resulted in billions of dollars of losses to thousands of Madoff's clients. He said UBS should not have sponsored two so-called feeder funds that invested heavily with Madoff because UBS was aware that Madoff was likely involved in fraud." "It is impossible to believe that insiders did not know this was a fraud. Surely, the major financial institutions that invested with Madoff realised this was a fraud and benefited, but decided to pull out early before the inevitable collapse. They can all pretend to act stupid now, but we all know those at the top are essentially crooks."

Know anyone who talks about food and money too much? They could be a psychopath
Daily Mail, 20th October 2011
Psychopaths use twice as many words relating to basic needs like eating and drinking as ordinary people

If someone you know uses the past tense and likes to talk about what he eats, then beware - he or she could be a psychopath. esearchers have identified the speech patterns which are the tell-tale signs somebody could be the next Hannibal Lecter.

Those who use verbal stumbles like ‘um’ and ‘ah’ should be treated with caution whilst anybody showing a lack of emotion could be trouble too. Other tics which should be of concern are focusing attention on basic needs like food and money or speaking about crimes in the past tense.

The researchers found that psychopaths use twice as many words for basic needs such as eating and drinking - a reflection of the psychopathic world view that everything is 'theirs' to take.

Hmmm... Even the mainstream media are focusing on psychopaths.... My interest came about because I wanted to understand how people could pretend to be 'enlightened' but really are actually evil. There are plenty of examples, but then I found out that psychologists say 4% of the population [this article has got this wrong] are psychopaths and they are good at grabbing power. This has helped me understand the stranglehold on the metaphysical community who refuse to acknowledge that this community harbours these individuals. These people can be caught telling lie after lie, are controlling and abusive and even kill people, but very few have anything to say about it... Anyway, it has also helped me see why so many people are just so stone cold, because psychopathic traits can be transferred. This is not my opinion, this what experts who have studied this kind of behaviour tell us, yet some psychologists find these people so disturbing that they will completely refuse to have anything to do with them and say they are not human, they are sub-human or even 'alien'.

How to Spot Psychopaths: Speech Patterns Give Them Away
Live Science, 20th October 2011
"Psychopaths are also known for being cunning and manipulative, and they make for perilous interview subjects, according to Michael Woodworth, one of the authors and a psychologist who studies psychopathy at the University of British Columbia, who joined the discussion by phone. [Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours]

"It is unbelievable," Woodworth said. "You can spend two or three hours and come out feeling like you are hypnotized." [Hmmm.... now, that does fit a pattern...]
It's good to know how to recognise these people, but unfortunately, even experts have difficulties because these people are extremely crafty and that is why I now absolutely HATE all the New Wage crap that blames the victim, no matter what the circumstances. It's just fodder for those who can't utilise much thinking capacity.

#OccupyWallStreet: Dylan Ratigan Speaks on How To Achieve Victory Over The Bankers 10/3/11
YouTube, 19th October 2011
Dylan Ratigan from MSNBC came down to Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park on October 3rd and gave this sermon on the dangers of EGO and the correct mindset and spiritual strategy that we must have to rise out of the media's Divide & Conquer mind-control and become victorious over the the evil, greedy bankers

This made me shiver.... You don't come across that many people who understand the need for spiritual and evolutionary change but can express this in a political sense... I am really impressed... If you care about what is taking place across the world and want to understand this from a more spiritual perspective, I think this guy has got it... I wish I had a friend with this kind of clarity.

Navy pays for rumor research
Professor to find ways to fight stories used as weapons in war.
Charlotte Observer, 16th October 2011
SAN FRANCISCO In 2005, two years into the Iraq war, American soldiers began vaccinating cows across that nation not only to improve their health but to garner goodwill among Iraqi farmers. But instead of appreciating the help, the farmers stepped up support for the insurgents and even joined the violence.

Why? Because of a single, well-placed rumor that the Americans were actually poisoning livestock to starve the Iraqis. A rumor, it turns out, can be as deadly as an IED, the improvised explosive devices favored by insurgents.

Don't you think the intro to this story is just laughable? It totally stretches credulity....Anyway, my answer to rumours is to use various personal strategies like 1. develop your own intuition. If you are lying, cheating, defrauding fake, then I think you will have a hard time developing intuition. 2. If you are ignorant and refuse to do any of your own research but rely on others who might be ignorant, lying, cheating, deluded, defrauding fakes, then you will struggle to sort out fact from fiction. One of the things I have learnt is that trusting people you don't know to be honest, is the fastest way of being conned. Basically, DO NOT make assumptions about peoples' ethics, especially those you do not know very well. Unfortunately, this advice comes from my own painful experiences, with people with the nerve to loudly proclaim just how spiritual they are, but lying bar stewards is a better description for these people.

HERO COP - NYPD Chief Joseph Esposito Saves The Day During Panic At Times Square Protest (VIDEO)
Daily Bail, 18th October 2011
Don't skip this clip. NYPD Chief Joseph Esposito intervenes between violent officers and peaceful OWS protesters during chaos in Times Square Saturday. This is a great story as told by Amy Goodman and Ryan Devereaux of Democracy Now, who were in the panicked crowd as police pushed their horses into the throng, who had nowhere to move.

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Chief of the Department Joseph Esposito, the highest ranking uniformed member of the NYPD, pulled his officers back with one hand and pushed protesters away with the other. He signaled to the protesters for calm, then patted his cops on the chests and shoulders, some of whom were visibly upset that their Chief was telling them to back off.

An interesting moment of sanity.... I also like the video of a black American war veteran telling the police off for treating the situation like it was some kind of war... "If you want to fight go to Iraq & Afghanistan", just about sums it up...This is a one OWS video summary Occupy Wall Street - USMC Sgt Shamar Thomas, Alan Grayson & Keith Olberman (This is not the best quality clip, but other links can be easily found here.) Btw, I was quite amused by the ladies on The View miffed about the bankers drinking champagne whilst watching protestors, as it seems the comments about this being 'The Marie Antoinette Moment' has really hit home. If you look, the pictures of the guillotine that chopped off this French queen's head are now circulating... If you don't know the story, briefly this French queen when told that the people were starving because there was no bread, replied that if there was no bread, they should eat cake instead, that is the story but whether it is true or not is debatable. The moral of the tale is Wall Street and bankers in general, are oblivious to the pain that they have caused. I love studying history and I know for a fact that history repeats when lessons are not learnt, so, I wonder if there is a company manufacturing guillotines because the company is a buy!
  • OWS: Are Mindless Americans Falling Prey to the Collectivist Trap?
    Info Wars, 12th October 2011
    Visible throughout the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests, is a technique dubbed as “The People’s Microphone”. It has been deployed nationwide, and is becoming the dominant vehicle for group interaction and communication. So what is it?

    Advocates of this new method claim that it is a work-around to restrictive city ordinances, and serves as a ‘progressive communication’ tool which allows groups to speak and achieve “community consensus”, and that the audience is asked to listen in a whole new way and to actually help transmit the message to others. They will tell you that accuracy and transparency are the crucial elements to the People’s Microphone. [...]

    In this way, such NLP methods can also be used to promote ‘group-think’ and could be described as collectivist mind control education at its very finest.

    This article is a good example of what is meant by a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. LGAT specialists use a huge range of techniques to manipulate people and all these techniques have to be studied if you want to avoid coming under the influence of these kind of predators. Therefore, I think it is ridiculous to point out this 1 method of communication and then talk about NLP and I am no fan of NLP, but I have studied the subject and this article is completely wrong. The crowd is fluid, preople are coming and going, these kind of techniques only work when the environment is tightly controlled. What is really interesting, is that as soon as there is a little bit of action from the sheeple, some of the rabble rouser websites get cold feet and want people to conform, so why is that?
Russian men: an endangered species?
RT News, 12th October 2011
It's a man's world, but maybe not for much longer. Scientists say males are on the road to extinction as their genes slowly fade away. And with the world heading for a fully-fledged sperm crisis, Russia could be affected worse than most.

­In a horrifying mutation, sperm with two heads, three tails or an inability to swim are becoming almost the norm amongst modern men.

“What used to be perceived as infertility is now very different. Twenty years ago, 200 million viable sperm per milliliter was considered normal. Today, 15 million is average,” Margarita Anshina, director of the Center for Reproduction and Genetics, told RT. [...]

A whole range of poisonous substances including lead, cadmium and even mercury was found in their semen. And that’s not all.

It's amazing... humans are so stupid that we are creating toxic environments and then get surprised when we can't reproduce... the best example is the warmongers trying to kill off their neighbours with Depleted Uranium, to then find out there is something called 'blowback' literally (or karma if you like), and they are now finding extreme rates of rapidly declining sperm counts that I consider to be directly related to the increase in cosmic rays, (see archives for more info). We are just too stupid... and it's judgment time too! (Translation: We are undergoing a cosmic inspection to see if humanity and all life on this planet are fit for purpose as part of the process of evolutionary change.)

If intelligent extraterrestrials exist, what about God?
MSNBC News, 2nd October 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. — The discovery of intelligent aliens would be mind-blowing in many respects, but it could present a special dilemma for the world's religions, theologians pondering interstellar travel concepts said Saturday.

Christians, in particular, might take the news hardest, because the Christian belief system does not easily allow for other intelligent beings in the universe, Christian thinkers said at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a meeting sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to discuss issues surrounding traveling to other stars.

In other words, "Did Jesus die for Klingons too?" as philosophy professor Christian Weidemann of Germany's Ruhr-University Bochum titled his talk at a panel on the philosophical and religious considerations of visiting other worlds.

So, people are concerned that man-made religions are under threat? Oh well... I believe the only way to progress is for people to understand how religions started and have evolved over time. Then maybe, some will realise that we have certainly not received the full truth from those who organize and control religious beliefs and who have clearly demonstrated over millenia that their primary focus is power and control. It is now quite certain that real spiritual truth is extremely low down on their list of priorities.

Survival Of The Stupidest
Science 2.0, 5th April 2011
Is stupidity rising? Are we witnessing an alarming proliferation of irrationality and an exuberance of ignorance? Stupidity seems a concern to a growing group of scholars. Last month alone two arXiv papers (here and here) appeared that both refer to a 35 year old essay by the Italian economic historian Carlo Cipolla entitled "The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity". In this humorous yet thought-provocative treatise Cipolla warns against the power of stupidity. [...]

Key feature of stupidity is that its power lies in its abundance. One stupid person is helpless, a herd of stupid persons can be invincible. Place a smart individual in a group of stupid persons and you will witness the smart person succumb to stupidity. In an environment infested by stupidity 'being the smartest' does not equate to 'being the fittest'.

This is a great read if you are not stupid.... Actually, this is something I think about all the time. Since I started to research and write my book, I have had to deal with people who can only be described as stupid. I know I have an honours degree, but I never really thought I was exceptional but I have been forced to wonder when approached by people who are obviously very dumb, but don't seem to know it. I mean people with no qualifications at all who try to claim they they know more than you, with no research or any study! I had one stupid woman turn round and tell me: "You understand this [space weather], don't you". It's almost like they are so stupid they don't understand what is required to actually get to go to a real university. They simply don't have the mental equipment to do an evaluation and just assume that I must be as stupid as them. At times, it is really depressing... I think this is made worse by people brainwashed into thinking that being stupid is a good thing, not realising that a lot of so-called metaphysical teachers need followers, not people who would cause too much trouble by thinking about what they taught... This means people who think that repeating crapola as often as possible means that it must be right, despite the evidence that it can't be right... I used logic and intuition over 7 years ago to work out that certain metaphysical messages were warning the citizens of planet Earth what we should be expecting in the future and so when I discovered space weather, it was a no-brainer as some of the pieces fell into place immediately. Unfortunately, I came up against extremely stupid people who knew sh#t about what was happening, but somehow thought they should get credit for my research. I work really hard, but at times I wonder what difference does it make when for many people being dumb works for the individual but not for the collective as this article tries to explain... This awareness of working at a collective level is the hallmark of advancement but so far few realise that humanity is being given this test... This is why I admire a few early bird individuals who understood the impact of space weather and worked hard to get folk to wake-up.

Yakuza: "We Have To Evolve Our Business Model"
Zero Hedge, 9th October 2011
"We have to evolve our business model," said Masatoshi Kumagai, one of the bosses of the Inagawa-kai syndicate of the Japanese yakuza, in an interview with reporters of the French magazine L'Expansion. In the media, yakuza are portrayed as getting stronger and richer, but the opposite is actually true, he said. They're on decline, and if they don't change their business model, they might cease to exist.

Yakuza are an economic force in Japan with over 100,000 members in 22 syndicates, grouped into three families. An ambiguous relationship between them and the government contributed to their prosperity. After World War II, the government used the yakuza to fight Chinese and Korean gangs rampaging in the country. In the 60s, with the encouragement of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) that ran Japan essentially from 1955 to 2009, yakuza broke up massive strikes. As the relationship solidified, their influence spread: Rackets, pachinko, drug trafficking, consumer loans, prostitution—and they got rich. They showed up at parties of the jet-set and threw around money and had so much power that even the anti-gang law, passed in 1992 to control their influence and visibility, wasn't put into effect until six years later. [...]

Even in finance, they're weakened. For a long time, they flourished with insider trading because they got the information before anyone else. That's no longer the case. As the recent scandals have shown, everybody engages in insider trading, and yakuza have lost their edge. In fact, he says, there is no longer any dividing line between the legal financial world and yakuza. [????]

I got a very nice email from M. DoesnotMatter, who wrote some very kind words about my work. He pointed out this article and stated: "Beginning of Sep. this year they [Zerohedge] published an article that is supporting your change in global and space subtle energies idea which shows how the "bad guys"are not able to be so bad any more. Check it out from your perspective:" I agree this is certainly most interesting, Yakuza is Japanese Mafia and they realise that they have to evolve their business model to survive, so I am quite impressed! Well, it's amazing who is waking up and who are still asleep...

The New Wailing Wall At Wall Street
Desert Peace News, 9th October 2011
Activists who have been camping at a public plaza near Wall Street asked Dan Sieradski, the Jewish new media activist who has organized the Yom Kippur event, to hold his service across the street from their plaza in order to “help expand their coverage of the area,” according to Sieradski. [...]

“This is civil disobedient davening,” Sieradski said, using a Yiddish term for prayer.

The anti-corporate protest movement, known as Occupy Wall Street, took control of Zuccotti Park on September 17. Nominally leaderless and without specific demands, the protesters have grown in profile and in number in recent days, and have begun to draw significant support from labor unions and political figures.

Maybe this is politically incorrect, but I love this headline! I am not seriously interested in the politices, there seems to be support from all over and the movement is spreading. The message is now much clearer too: WALL STREET STOP BUYING POLITICIANS, seems to be a good summary. Video: Don't miss the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur with dancing in the streets, not much wailing here, but interestingly, it is being billed as civil disobedience, but it looks like fun to me... There are other video highlights and RT seems to have an interest in promoting this, I wonder why... LOL. Cenk Uygur: Corporate media tried to ignore Occupy Wall Street , Occupy Wall Street -- The camp organization , CNN's Jack Cafferty On Wall Street Protests: "This Isn't A Joke! Media Would Be Well Advised To Take This Seriously", & has a great cartoon: here. If you want to know more, the irreverent is featuring all the news.

YouTube, 9th October 2011

Song: Keep The Change by Hank Williams Jr.
YouTube, 10th October 2011
The gist: "This country is as sure as hell going down the drain..."

Brutal bank crackdown but crooks go free
Commentary: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ harassed while bankers go free
Market Watch, 27th September 2011
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — It had to be a case of mistaken identity.

Protesters had been swarming Wall Street and Lower Manhattan for a week.There were at least six arrests the first day Occupy Wall Street camped out and chanted near the New York Stock Exchange. There were dozens more by the weekend.

By Saturday, the hundreds of protesters appeared to have lit a fuse with New York City police. There were rough arrests that bordered on brutality. Pepper spray brought tears and pain. Watch YouTube video of female protesters penned and pepper sprayed .

And to a nation’s shock, not one of the police targets was a banker. So much for law and order.

If you want to know how a nation supposedly by and for the people has become uprooted, one only needs to see how common young people, who are suffering so badly in this recession, were humiliated further by trying to exercise their given right to peacefully protest. If this is justice, I’d rather break the law.

Well, the tide is turning, even the Daily Bail thinks this article is awesome. This is not a political blog but my interested is to point out that there have been many signs of a shift in consciousness on this planet. Basically, we have now got to the point where people are sick of greedy predators. By the way, with the shift of energies on this planet, it has been long been predicted that these people will be ousted (literally they will not be allowed to re-incarnate) because this consciousness is not in harmony with a New Earth. So, just in case you have not been following events, there has been all sorts going on for quite a while now, a few highlights are Wall Street Naked Protestors (video), the Marie Antoinette moment BAILOUT MADNESS - Wall Street Socialist Millionaires Mock Protesters While Drinking Champagne (Video), VIDEO - Crowd Chants: "F*CK The Fed" At Occupy Boston Rally Outside The Federal Reserve This is now seriously escalating and I was surprised by this mainstream comment: Keith Olbermann tells the common people to wake up before all is lost. This is an old video but I think it will become an anthem for Wall Street protestors, Rage Against The Machine - Sleep Now In The Fire . If you want to know more, the irreverent is featuring all the news.

We are the 99 per cent
Occupy Wall Street is a peaceful stand against the big American rip-off. Support it and regain your dignity
The Guardian, 2nd October 2011
This is an article for those who want the same news with a little bit more class....

The BBC, the Science of Psychopathy and the New World Order.
Sovereign Independent, 12th September 2011
I have been following the scientific research on psychopathy by Canada’s Professor Robert Hare for some years given his seminal work on demonstrating that the common notions of psychopathy are grossly over-simplistic and one-dimensional. In their purest form Psychopaths literally are, as the title of one of Professor Hare’s books suggests, “without conscience” but are not all like some Hannibal Lecter stereotype or likely to end up in prison or secure mental institution.

Psychopaths are an aberrant minority or human sub-group that can be highly intelligent and able to assess and mimic normal human emotions and empathy so as to disguise their true nature from society, colleagues and even spouses. Intelligent psychopaths can in fact teach themselves to intellectually understand normal cooperative emotional human beings in considerable detail without sharing or feeling normal human emotions and sympathy – which are viewed by psychopaths as weaknesses and not the long-term communal human survival traits/strategies that they actually are. [...]

An absolute must-see documentary film on the science of psychopathy was screened by the BBC Horizon science series on 7 September 2011 (details below) entitled: “Are You Good or Evil?”

Well, even the BBC are pointing out that there are aliens amongst us... In terms of spiritual evolution, it is very important to realise that there are people who are literally sub-human, who will oppose you. I really don't believe it is possible to progress without some understanding of how to avoid being involved with psychopaths because they are extremely dangerous if left undetected. (Unfortunately, I had to find this out the hard way.) My own experiences of coming across people whose energy is very cold, not human, left me startled, to the point where I immediately wondered what those people represented. In fact, those first few experiences occurred many years before I knew anything about psychopaths. I continue to read about this subject, but in my opinion, something is distinctly strange about some people who only look human and the fact that this subject is going mainstream is highly significant, as the mass of humanity takes a massive evolutionary leap.

Horizon - Are You Good Or Bad Part 1
YouTube, 10th September 2011
This is a video link for those outside of the UK.
Brilliant! This documentary is highly recommended.
In Part 2, the comments about US Marines having real problems when their moral codes have been destroyed is very interesting. So now US marines are trained as "ethical warriors with a mission to protect and defend life". Really, it makes you realise just what a psychopath James Ray is. He has shown no remorse for killing four people and that includes Colleen Conway, who was probably psychologically disturbed by the typical LGAT mental and emotional 'processing'. In Part 4, the discussion of psychopaths with charisma is enough to make any normal person shudder... If you have been a victim of someone with psychopathy and you have believed the New Age crap taught about The Law of Attraction, then the best thing you can do is de-program yourself by studying the whole James Ray background history because the information that has been collected, makes this a simple study. The goal will be to realise that besides the fact the The Law of Attraction is a badly flawed concept, it is completely and utterly irrelevant when it comes to a predator looking for prey.

Peer pressure? It's hardwired into our brains
Medical Xpress, 6th September 2011
A new USC study explains why people take stupid chances when all of their friends are watching that they would never take by themselves. According to the study, the human brain places more value on winning in a social setting than it does on winning when you're alone.

Georgio Coricelli of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences led a multinational team of researchers that measured activity in the regions of the brain associated with rewards and with social reasoning while participants in the study entered in lotteries.

Every time I come across a study about compliant humans, I just have to shake my head.... the vast majority of people will NOT rock the boat and will actively look around to see what others are doing before taking any action... safety in numbers etc etc, smoke coming under the door, do nothing if everyone else is doing nothing and risk suffocating to death.... Well, be assured, I am not that type, hence I realised the significance of Space Weather 7 years ago and since I wrote my book Tuning The Diamonds (2006), I think I have proven that as part of my evolutionary progression, my brain has been re-wired from sheeple status.

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Revolution Spreads To Germany: Cars Of Hundreds Of “Fat Cats” Burned
Alexander Higgins, 17th August 2011
Those protests have now spread to Germany and the Germans are making it absolutely clear their actions are political. In fact, they are further making it clear the are revolting against the globalist fat cats who continue to rob the middle class and poor specifically by embarking in a campaign to torch the cars of the “fat cats” all across the country.

The outbreak of the protests follow plans by France and Germany to implement a single European government to deal with the raging debt crisis, under which their would be would be imposed constitutional amendments to all nations in the EU to impose harsh austerity measures to continue to fund perpetual illegal wars and pay for more banker bailouts.

There is also the issue of the unreported Great Depression style run on the European banks. Clearly the outbreak of political violence in Germany does not bode well for the rest of Europe as Germany has the best economy in the entire continent.

Whoaaa..... Is this 'intelligent' political rioting? I certainly don't think this can be blamed on solar flares...

Irish Chase Church Cash, Real Estate Toward $2 Billion Child-Abuse Bill
Bloomberg News, 15th August 2011
Ireland is squeezing the Roman Catholic Church to hand over cash and real estate toward a 1.4 billion-euro ($2 billion) child-abuse bill amid the bitterest stand-off yet seen between the Vatican and the government.

In the sharpest language an Irish leader has ever used against the church, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said last month the Vatican’s handling of the scandals has been dominated by “elitism and narcissism.”

“The relationship between the state and the Vatican has never been worse,” David Quinn, a religious commentator who is also director of the Dublin-based Iona Institute, which promotes religion in society, said in an interview. “I struggle to think of a stronger attack by a Western European leader on the church than Enda Kenny’s.”

Wow.... Just wow... The Catholic Church have been fearing the arrival and influence of the "Christ" Energies and now we can see why... I have been studying the history of the Catholic church on and off for over 30 years and I could not be any more stunned...

Voodoo' row as the Lottery gives £200k to spiritual healers available on NHS
Daily Mail, 30th July 2011
  • Treatment 'corrects energy flow imbalances'
  • Critics say it has no scientific basis and wastes funds
Spiritual healing which has been branded 'voodoo' by critics is to be offered to NHS patients in a £205,000 research project funded by the National Lottery.

Healers pass their hands over the patient's body to channel 'healing energy' to affected areas in 20-minute sessions designed to see whether the treatment relieves discomfort.

Advocates say the energy works 'like a gentle set of jump leads' and can alleviate pain. But critics say the healing has no scientific basis and money raised through the Lottery should not be used to promote alternative medicine when the NHS is squeezed for cash. [...]

Three healers at Good Hope are recruiting 200 patients suffering from bowel conditions. The patients are divided into two groups, one of which receive five sessions straight away and the other after a three-month delay. The group that has had the treatment will then be compared to the one that has not.

There is no real logic expressed by the skeptics here. If healing could be proven to work, then it could be used in conjunction with modern medicine and the overall cost of health treatment would go down not up.... All the references to voodoo is typical of the ignorant and phobic. Quite frankly, they are only doing the healing trials in the first place because conventional medicine is failing badly, but the skeptics are too blinded by their hubris to see that... I hope the trial gets some 'proper' healers...

Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas
Science Daily, 28th July 2011
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.

The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion.

The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals.”When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. It would literally take the amount of time comparable to the age of the universe for this size group to reach the majority,” said SCNARC Director Boleslaw Szymanski, the Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer. “Once that number grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame.”

So, the 100th monkey occurs at 10%?

Walnuts are DRUGS! FDA makes bizarre claim after seller says they 'reduce risk of heart disease and cancer'
Daily Mail, 26th July 2011
They may just be the hardest drugs on the market, if the FDA are to be believed. A company which sells walnuts has been told they are dealing in drugs because their packaging suggests health benefits which the Food and Drug Administration has not approved, it has been reported.

A fiercely-worded letter from the agency allegedly insisted Diamond Foods, from Stockton, California, remove the health claims or send off for a new drug application if it did not wish to be closed down. The nut company has been selling its products with packaging which states the omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.

But while the claims are backed up by research, including 35 published medical papers supporting assertions that eating walnuts improves vascular health and may reduce risk of heart attacks, the FDA is said to have insisted the company is 'misbranding' its foods because the 'product bears health claims that are not authorised by the FDA'.

Desperation... drugs are failing but few seem to have noticed, even though drug company analysts are incandescent with rage because in many cases people are having the same benefits with placebos and that means new drugs are failing trials and so can't be brought onto the market, see archives. Now, I imagine the problem is that anything natural with medicinal properties, is probably getting more beneficial to humans.... I have not seen any scientific studies about ongoing changes, but I imagine any results would be suppressed anyway, but I am studying what we should be expecting now... Again, the metaphysical community do not seem to be very interested, after years of talking about the transformation of Earth. Unfortunately, messages were hijacked and replaced with that of Earth's destruction and sold off to the mainstream for fodder. However, slowly, it seems that the Pied Pipers are getting quieter and quieter as it is obvious they have got this badly wrong, I presume they are now wondering how many have noticed the inconsistencies with their dire messages... Yet, there are some incredible changes taking place to our reality, enough to force the Obama Administration to start making enquiries amongst metaphysical leaders in 2008, to which the leaders of metaphysical trends had no answers... the real question is why did they not have any answers... are they asleep?

Islamic healers treat wounds in Russia’s Chechnya
Euronews, 21st July 2011
GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) – Lying on a couch with her eyes closed, 26-year-old Milena sips water blessed by an Islamic healer who sits nearby reciting verses from the Koran to cure her depression.

Outside, a long line of patients wait at Chechnya’s state-run Islamic Medical Centre, hoping its staff can heal deep psychological wounds left by years of war in the volatile region in Russia’s North Caucasus.

Nearly fifteen years after her brother was killed in the first separatist war, and more than a decade after the second conflict drove her family from their home, Milena is one of thousands of Chechens who have turned to traditional “Islamic” medicine for relief. [...]

The government runs an evening television program promoting the Islamic Medical Centre and its healing powers. [???]

As far as I am concerned, I don't think it matters what they are reciting, but I suppose something that people believe is Holy helps, because what matters is belief in a higher power, the intent to heal, the ability to empathise with their clients and the healers ability to "connect" and that is generally the criteria for healing energies to appear automatically. (In Russia you can get can even get a licence that proves that you have the ability to "connect" with higher energies.) Then how these energies interact with humans is complicated because energies have to work on many different levels of human consciousness. Miracles are rare and physical healings generally require more patience but I would say that often energy is used for making adjustements at emotional and mental levels... Well, it's not a straight forward process but sometimes, even fake healers can get miracle cures because the power of belief especially in large groups will serve to send out a stronger request and enhance the likelihood of receipt of these energies... Have you watched the classic Steve Martin film Leap of Faith about Jonas Nightengale, a fraudulent Christian faith healer? Wikipedia has the plot. This is one of my favourite films because it provides a very interesting lesson about faith. Another good example is the child star Christian preacher Marjoe who is also famed for his expose documentary. He has also placed on record that miracle cures that happened on his watch had nothing to do with his abilities, but he was excellent at whipping people up into a frenzy of belief. Whatever, we don't know everything there is to know about guaranteeing results, I am just pleased to hear that attempts are being made to help people through the trauma of war...

Smoke and Mirrors - A Psychology Experiment, 17th July 2011
I have been thinking about that too. I believe that in college I took a course in psychology that addressed part of the human response we are witnessing.

For an experiment, scientists asked a few people to sit in a dentist's waiting room and flip through magazines as if they were waiting for an appointment when they were really just participants in an experiment. They were told that an unsuspecting person would arrive and sit in the room with them. After 5 minutes, the researchers would begin to pump white smoke under a closed door leading to the waiting room. The experiment would test the reaction of the unsuspecting person when all of the other people in the room (secretly part of the experiment) look unconcerned that smoke was coming under the door - and this test would be repeated several different times using different unsuspecting people each time.

Then they would test several more people, one at a time, by testing how they respond when the other people pretending to be patients are instructed to act concerned when white smoke was blown under the door. The researchers found that if everyone else in the room pretended not to care about white smoke coming under the door - the unsuspecting test subject would not actually do anything (no matter how worried or fearful he was) even if the room completely filled with white smoke he would just silently sit there with the others pretending to look through magazines. But if others in the room responded as if they were worried or alarmed, the test subject would do something ( get up, feel the door, ask the nurse about the smoke etc.)

This experiment was performed in the United States and it revealed an alarming degree of conformity. How much more problematic would it be for the Japanese - especially if accepting the reality of what is happening would be so overwhelming even if the country had not just endured a tsunami.

I know about this research but I still feel myself behaving the same way! I live on the west coast and there were days when we walked around with a strong metallic taste in our mouths, UC Berkely was testing and finding radioactive contaminants in milk and produce in the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles was finding radioactive contaminants in the soil etc. and because everyone I interact with acts like this problem simply does not exist, I find myself telling myself I must be wrong, the problem isn't real, I must be over reacting or imagining things. I continue to question my judgement as every day goes by. I watch the Japanese act like everything is safe and I am torn between horror and disbelief - I wonder if I am wrong about the hazards they face because look at them - they aren't worried! Even though I know better - psychological manipulation is a strong force. The US says the radiation doesn't exist and turns off it's monitors and the population goes to sleep? Japan's officials are shown eating Fukushima produce with big smiles and their faces and the rest of Japan takes a bite too?

This is such an interesting comment that I have decided to highlight this information about a psychology experiment with the conclusion that most people are basically sheep who prefer to follow others rather than making their own decisions. Well, I realised the significance of Space Weather about 7 years ago, but so far I have not had much support, but I am not one of those people who sees smoke and then looks around to see how others are reacting before I decide what to do. I am confident enough to just shout FIRE like I have done for 7 years whilst other people remain oblivious, obtuse and some obstructive based on their complete and utter ignorance and arrogance. Guess what? At least I can say I WAS RIGHT! I knew what was coming and made an effort to inform and teach others. Have you read my White House Report? We are still waiting for 60+ US 'Evolutionary Leaders' to make a similar effort.

It really is tough at the top! How alpha males suffer enormous stress just to stay in control
Daily Mail, 15th July 2011
To everybody else they appear to be effortlessly in control as they dominate social gatherings. But underneath their brash exterior, alpha males pay a heavy price for their high standing.

The kings of the party actually suffer high levels of stress hormones because of the effort to stay the top of the social hierarchy. Researchers at Princeton University made the discovery after they studied baboons, although they say that the findings apply to humans as well.

They discovered that the alpha males of the group had higher levels of stress hormones than the beta males, those below them. This was true even in times of stability for the troupe.

This has reminded me of the 'wild card' scenario of the magnetic pole shift on this planet and the impact on human consciousness. As I explained in my Delft Technical University evening presentation, the North Magnetic Pole is moving 10 times faster than the South Magnetic Pole and this will cause a re-balancing of polarity consciousness on this planet. This can be explained as some consciousness being polarised in a manner that we consider to be like positive/negative, male/female, up/down, on/off, left/right, black/white, light/dark, night/day, in/out, etc. It has been stated over and over again that there is an polarity imbalance on this planet but that is now changing. So, those people who try to maintain too much 'male' polarity are going to find things very tough and so it will be interesting to monitor how this plays out. My most astounding moment was finding out that one top financial banker suffering from a breakdown needed the constant care of a nurse who had to dress up in a business suit and pretend she was an adviser so that he could at least attend some business meetings, but the rest of his time he was under medical supervision. .... just how bizarre is that? As the energetic shift on this planet gets worse, these Alpha+ males are just going to plain suffer... I can't say I am that worried though, because this is the reality of evolutionary change. Obviously, there is a flipside and women becoming more macho might be another scenario and the latest news of penis chopping might be the start of a worrisome trend. I also hear now that angry mothers are taking credit for taking down the sleazefest called The News of the World. If that is true, then I think that is totally amazing.

Hungary destroys all GMO maize fields
All about Feeds, 13h July 2011
Some 400 hectares of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said. The GMO maize has been ploughed under, said Lajos Bognar, but pollen has not spread from the maize, he added. Unlike several EU members, GMO seeds are banned in Hungary.

Authorities have been checking for GMO crops since the beginning of this year as a new regulation came in force this March which stipulates GMO checks before seeds are introduced to the market.

Are the instincts of self-preservation kicking in? Are even the predators deciding they don't want to be prey?

Monsanto official Beaten by farmers in India over Failed GMO Bt Cotton Seeds
Salem News, 12th July 2011
"When news of a Monsanto senior official's arrival from Mumbai reached the nearby village of Munjala, cotton farmers of the village Karanji, about 140 K.m. from Nagpur located the Monsanto official and took him to their field where a complete failure of ‘Paras Sudarshan’ Bt cotton seed was shown to him. When the Monsanto representative failed to admit the lapse, he was severely beaten up by the farmers. It was reported that even a local agriculture officer did not come to his rescue.
I have reported in the past that some poor Indians don't have much patience when they know they are being screwed over...

YouTube, 2nd February 2011
"Sean of Underground interviews Linn Cohen-Cole on the SERIOUS problems being encountered by Indian farmers with genetically modified crops, seeds and expensive Monsanto lawyers."
This short video explains what has been going on in India and the predatory tactics of the agricultural giant Monsanto.

Norwegian Prime Minister on terror attack
BBC News, 25th July 2011
"The BBC's Jon Sopel has been granted the only British television interview with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in the wake of Friday's terror attacks. He spoke to him in Oslo, at an official residence which has become a makeshift office since prime minister's official office was blown up. He asked Mr Stoltenberg whether there was anything that could have prepared him for what unfolded

Norway Princess’ Brother killed in massacre, 25th July 2011

Police Knew Gunman’s Name Before Arrest
How did the Norwegian police know Breivik's name before they arrested him, after taking 90 minutes to get to the scene of the shooting? Many journalists are asking the same. What is the truth?

Simple. The police ran the plates on his vehicle and got his name. I am picking up information that suggests Breivik did not act alone, whatever the police say. A leading Norwegian newspaper is reporting that the shooting suspect was TALKING INTO A HEADSET while he gunned down dozens of children on the island.
Using Google Translate: “ last night reported that the perpetrator was talking in the headset during the massacre. This was observed by a number of eyewitness." link
I have lived in Norway, it is a transparent society, no coverups will be allowed by the police or anyone, especially concerning something as terrible as this.

Norwegian gunman kills 'as many as 30' at youth camp on Utoya island near Oslo
At least seven dead after bomb attack in capital
Belfast Telegraph, 22nd July 2011
As many as 30 people are feared dead after a gunman opened fire at Norway Labour Party's youth camp on the island of Utoya, fifty miles south of Oslo.

An eyewitness reported seeing between 25 and 30 bodies. Police have confirmed that nine or ten people were killed in the shooting spree, but said that is a preliminary figure.

I lived in Oslo for 1 year and another 7 years in Stavanger, Norway, so I am aware of how Norwegians value their culture and society and so I am very sorry to hear about this wicked attack. The lone gunman pretending to be a policeman and taking the only ferry boat to the island of Utoya Island, is just bizarre and suggests this was some kind of political grievance and he wanted to be caught. Norway police: 'Eighty killed' in island shooting
At least 80 people died when a gunman opened fire at an island youth camp in Norway, hours after a bomb attack on the capital, Oslo, police say.
BBC News, 23rd July 2011
  • Update 2:

    The real motives. This is a summary of what some people are thinking based on the evidence available. Norwegian attack, three targets one lone nut? I doubt it.
    “No one will bomb us to silence. No one wil shoot us to silence. No one will ever scare us away from being Norway,” Mr Stoltenberg says. [Norwegian Prime Minister]
    Norway, stay strong!

  • Update 3:

    Sky News: Firing In Youth Camp In Utoya-Norway (Aerial Footage Of The Camp).flv
    YouTube, 22nd July 2011

    Here is the heartbreaking witness descriptions from Utøya
    NRK, 23rd July 2011 Google translation

  • Update 4:

    Anders Behring Breivik: Oslo, Norway Bombing 'Necessary'
    Huffington Post, 23rd July 2011

    Breivik: 'I Killed Them But Didn't Break Law'
    Sky News, 23rd July 2011
    OK, it's hard to imagine someone shooting approx. 85-90 young people (at the moment we cannot be 100% sure he acted alone with the bombing but we are talking in total about 100 dead) but then the perpetrator turning around and saying I did not break the law... I'm now wondering: what other law is he talking about? Bizarre... Yes I have read the stuff about the police being baffled... Norwegians have been lead to believe that only foreigners are capable of doing such a despicable act and they are all probably in terrible shock over their homegrown evil Norwegian son... Really, shooting down so many young Norwegians in cold blood requires a level of ruthlessness that is hard to imagine is even quantifiable... If Breivik really did this all alone, then he is a world class terrorist par excellence...
Korea's GCF: Scientific Standards For Game Addiction Needed, 22nd June 2011
South Korea's Game Culture Foundation, which opened a local game addiction clinic earlier this month, said there needs to be scientific standards for game addiction.

At a recent debate on treating game addiction and improving its facility, the organization's chairman JongMin Kim (pictured) said that scientific standards can put the irrational controversies and exaggerated doubts surrounding the issue to sleep.

TaeYoung Choi, a psychiatrist at the DaeGu Catholic University Medical Center, agreed and opined that a diagnostic criteria is required for game addiction or excessive playing.

See previous comments in Best of the Blog Imbalance about this issue.

The Paranormal Negativity Overload
AOL News, 11th June 2011
Turning on your television may lead you to believe that our world is about to end, that the bump you heard in the other room is an evil spirit inhabiting your home, and that aliens are preparing an invasion -- and that's before you even watch the nightly news!

With the popularity of the paranormal soaring, Hollywood big and small is grabbing onto anything that will draw in ratings, even if it means leaving viewers feeling like anything having to do with the paranormal is terrifying and evil. This negativity overload on screen has actually resulted in a staggering increase in questions from frightened viewers, and the coverage continues to drive far more fear than fact about these subjects.

An interesting perspective. Basically, this article suggests there is a real search for truth in the mainstream, but recognises that the media has overhyped the fear factor, but the writer hopes that not too many people will be put off in their search for truth.

They definitely hate it! Denmark BANS Marmite... because it has too many vitamins
Daily Mail, 25th May 2011
They say you either love it or hate it. But it seems that people in Denmark definitely hate Marmite as the country has banned it from its shelves. The sticky brown yeast extract, commonly spread on toast and sandwiches, has built up millions of admirers around the world - and just as many who grimace at the merest thought of the dark paste.

The divisive vegetable spread has been banned in Denmark because it breaks food laws passed in 2004 governing the sale of products fortified with added vitamins. And until now, Marmite had escaped the attention of food chiefs. It is unclear exactly why the Danish authorities have launched a crackdown on foods with too many vitamins.

The sad thing is this is just part of a trend of poisoning the earth and the water supply, poisoning the food with too many chemicals and additives, introducing genetically modified (GM) food, discouraging natural medicine in favour of expensive, but not necessarily better healthcare in the form of pharmaceutical drugs and making herbal remedies illegal. Well, regardless of the efforts being made against mankind, we are going through a transition that will transform our world. Evolutionary and healing energies are pouring onto this planet, seeds will be transformed by high electric fields and the earth will bloom... Paradise is on it's way. Sometimes, I am really glad that I am not wallowing in complete ignorance about things that actually matter... I picked this quote up over at SOTT.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Professor may be tried over scientific report
Hurriyet Daily News, 20th May 2011
Research showing that mother’s milk and babies’ excrement contain traces of heavy metals, leading to increased risk of cancer, has put experts against officials in the northwestern province of Kocaeli. While both district and city mayors file a complaint against the professor leading the study, the professor claims that the officials are trying to prevent scientific research. ‘People will protect the values of Dilovasi, as the awareness has been created,” professor says

A complaint has been filed over a report published by an expert saying a high amount of heavy metals, including mercury and arsenic, were detected in mother’s milk and babies’ excrement in Turkey’s northwestern Kocaeli province. The professor is accused of threatening to incite fear and panic among the population.

There needs to be panic amongst the populace because too many people are asleep. There are too many corrupt officials and too many evil corporations sabotaging society to the point where we are threatening our own survival on the planet.

High Strangeness Indeed: More Madness in the UK and Elsewhere
Gralien Report, 14th May 2011
I don’t presume to draw connections between what are truly, from the stance of obvious probability, entirely unrelated acts of murder, mayhem, inexplicable nudity, and high-strangeness; still, there seems to have been far more of all-of-the-above occurring lately than can be easily accounted for. These range from today’s lead story, that of a 28-year-old Bulgarian transient in the UK who inexplicably (and savagely) murdered a woman in her sixties, to a now ridiculous number of instances where people have either had “spiritual epiphanies” or simply gone bonkers, tore off their clothing, and wandered around in the buff for all to see. As I often begin to ask of such things, this recent rash of so-called “madness” has me wondering “what is the meaning of all this?!” [...]

For instance, what is described as “a sudden five-percent spike in killings” has Dallas officials concerned, apparently on the upswing after “years of declines.” According to Dallas area Fox News affiliates, the area had “hit a 50-year low in 2010.” Now increased killings, amounting roughly to one homicide each day, have caused concern among area law enforcement. “Detectives can’t explain it, though some have suggested that the economy might be to blame,” a report read yesterday.

Are economic woes indeed the cause behind rising turmoil around the world, potentially responsible for everything from increased homicides, to increased UFO sightings in China and the East? And speaking of UFOs, Gralien Report correspondent Mobius notes that he’s “lost count of UFO reports, they no longer can be counted and some of them have video cannot explain or debunk. High strangeness is at hand!” High Strangeness indeed…

Someone else has noticed the high level of madness and wondering if there are other factors at play...

FDA approved Big Pharma drugs without effectiveness data
Natural News, 4th May 2011
(NaturalNews) Consumers constantly are told how complicated it is to get a new drug on the market. After all, researchers have to jump through all sorts of hoops to assure safety before new therapies are approved for the public, right?

It turns out they may be missing some of those hoops or not jumping through some of the most important ones. In fact, huge red flags are being raised about how drugs are tested and approved in two new studies, including one just published in the May 4th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Should we be surprised? Well, once you realise that there is a lot of money in the illusion of healthcare, then it makes all this kind of chicanery simple to understand.

Conspiracy Theory Nutters - Why Can't They Be Normal Like Us?
AOL Forum, 3rd May 2011
Here we are living in a world of complete propaganda madness where small minded morons get behind the media sausage factory and ridicule those who have the intelligence to step out the box, research and question whats really happening in the world. These hypnotized morons really do believe everything they are told and anyone questioning the authoritative word of mainstream media must be labelled as kooks and loons, or even worse… “conspiracy theorists”.

From the mind of a normal western citizen?..

How dare they have the nerve to draw different conclusions from the fairy tale stories we the masses have to swallow and digest without question? Why can’t these conspiracy theorists people just be normal like everyone else and accept what our government tells us like all decent normal citizens do?

Well, I have come to the conclusion that most people like grown up fairy tales.... I had a good laugh today when I saw this German TV Fail: Star Trek’s Maquis NOT Involved In Bin Laden Mission... why do they think it was a fail? Maybe, it was deliberate by some cynical conspiracy theorist or worse, due to some wishful thinking.... Anyway, people thinking outside the box is a major threat to a lot of people, most prefer to not think deeply about anything....

Modern Day Fairy Tales
David Icke, 12th May 2011
"President Obama reveals that the world’s most wanted man lived for five years in a gingerbread house in a cake shop in Candyhar. ‘The gingerbread men must have known he was there’, the President said before returning to Never Never Land."
Thats what I call some serious fairy tales.... LOL!

Made In America; Real Monsters-- Corporate Personhood
OpEd News, 1st May 2011
Thom Hartmann wrote the definitive book on this, Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance. While he was working on the book, Thom sent me a draft, for feedback. That's when it hit me.

For over 100 years, science fiction writers have predicted a time when humans and the earth would be attacked by monsters, by aliens, by "Terminators" which attempt to wipe out humans and terraform the earth for their alien needs.

Corporations exercising their corporate personhood rights are those monsters.

Chris Hedges says, "The question is, how do we stop the powerful from doing as much damage as possible." Ending corporate personhood is one major way.

For lots of reasons, this article is very thought provoking, but I really don't think the problem stops in America....

Russia and Ukraine in bun fight over fairy tales
BBC News, 27th April 2011
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was a large empire. It was called the USSR. One day, all of a sudden, it disappeared. Among the Soviet states left behind were two giants: Russia and Ukraine.

They began to argue: about borders... about territory... even about who owned the gas pipelines. Today they are fighting again - but this time, it is over fairy tales. Russia has published a controversial national fairy tale map laying claim to some of the most popular folk tales in the Russian-speaking world.

Hmmm.... let's get some perspective... instead of Russia and Ukraine killing each other in a war, they are arguing about the origin of fairy tales.... actually, I think that is progress.... but I am not sure if I am at liberty to describe this as spiritual evolution....

Putin: Measure your success by non-fired missiles!
YouTube/Russia Today, 27th April 2011
The Russian Prime Minister says he's alarmed by NATO's approach towards bombing Libya. At a news conference following Russian-Swedish talks, Putin said the coalition is quick to act no matter the cost.

Putin says: "It's well-known that I used to serve in the KGB. At that time, the Soviet Union was waging a war in Afghanistan. Many of my friends served in Afghanistan. One of them was the head of the advisors group on the security bodies in Herat. One day, he went on leave, and I asked him, 'Listen Sasha, how's the situation there?' And at that time, our country had a very patriotic spirit. We believed that we were doing a very good thing having this war in Afghanistan. His reply came back unexpectedly: 'You know, without my signature no single missile or bomb attack can be fired.' 'So what?' said I. 'I assess my success and my achievements by the number of orders that I don't sign.' For me, it sounded just shocking. Can you imagine hearing that from a KGB officer at that time? I asked, why? He said, 'Do you know how many peaceful civilians perish because of these missile attacks, no matter what reasons are behind them?' Sometimes I contemplate how easily decisions on using force are made today in international affairs, and it leaves me gobsmacked. And that happens against the background of all the fuss around human rights and humanism which the modern civilized world seemingly practices. Don't you see a significant contradiction here between theory, the words and deeds, the practice of international affairs? And we should do our utmost to eliminate this imbalance.

Amazing, Putin's words are better than church! Can you imagine this talk from a Russian Prime Minister even just five years ago....

UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans, 11th April 2011
UNITED NATIONS — Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.

The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" — to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened.

The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia's Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January. [...]

It also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth, and provides the planet with an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature's complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state.

"If you want to have balance, and you think that the only (entities) who have rights are humans or companies, then how can you reach balance?" Pablo Salon, Bolivia's ambassador to the UN, told Postmedia News. "But if you recognize that nature too has rights, and (if you provide) legal forms to protect and preserve those rights, then you can achieve balance."

What's really funny, is that the Earth has now had enough energy delivered in the form of Space Weather to give it the power to send a clear message to us humans as to who is really the boss... Humans are like fleas on the back of a dog and some of us are about to get shaken off...

Blue Glowing Pork Meat Found In Shanghai
Emerging Asian, 9th April 2011
Miss Chen the purchased a kilogram of pork from a wet market on Yang Gao North Road the day before yesterday. That night her family used a portion of that pork to make dumplings together. Afterward, she placed the leftover pork on a small table in the kitchen. At 11pm, Miss Chen got out of bed to use the toilet, and suddenly noticed a faint blue glow coming from the kitchen, and that the bright blue glow was coming from the pork itself!

In order to be sure she wasn’t seeing things, Miss Chen woke up her family to look at this piece of strange meat together. The pork glowed in the dark but returned to “normal” in the morning. Both astonished and afraid, Miss Chen’s family did not dare to eat from this piece of pork again.

Yesterday afternoon, this reporter rushed to Miss Chen’s home and saw this piece of glowing pork. This reporter noticed that the remaining 500+ gram of pork was in the shape of a strip, with more lean meat than fat, and though it had already been purchased for over a day, there was no peculiar smell. [...]

Shanghai Health Supervision Department food experts say the pork that has been contaminated by phosphorescent bacteria is still safe to consume after cooking and heating.

When I first started reading this article I thought it was as joke, after I finished reading, I was still not sure... OK, there have been many terrible reports about how the Chinese are creating artificial foods and the use of all sort of chemicals in foods and even selling oil dredged from the sewer, so despite the official reponse, I am not sure many people will believe this dictate....

School ditches tai chi for Jacko
Orange News, 6th April 2011
A school in China has given up traditional martial arts exercises to let pupils stage mass performances of Michael Jackson dance routines.

More than 700 students assemble in the playgrounds at Duping primary school in Chongqing, south west China every day for the body-popping performances.

Their favourite robotic routine - from the video of his hit Dangerous - is believed to have been inspired by internet footage of prisoners in the Philippines performing Jacko's Thriller dance.

Headmaster Wan Lu, 36, explained: "We used to practice tai chi but the students said they wanted to do something more modern.

"This is fun and it is also very good exercise for them. They have other routines but this one is their favourite."

I didn't even need to read the article to know that the school authorities had been influenced by the success of the dancing prisoners from the Philippines who have gained international fame and respect. It's interesting how things work and I would love something similar to appear in British schools. When I was at school, assembly time was not that special...

FDA pulls more than 500 drugs off market
STL Today, 3rd March 2011
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered the removal from the market of more than 500 prescription drugs used to treat colds, coughs and allergies because the medications had never gone through a federal review of their safety and effectiveness. "We don't know what's in them, whether they work properly or how they are made," Deborah Autor, the director of the office of compliance in the FDA's drug division, said in a telephone news conference on Wednesday morning.

But Autor said the agency did not believe the action would have a significant impact on patients and doctors because there were plenty of cold and allergy medicines available that have received FDA approval. FDA officials said they did not know how many patients were taking the drugs that would be removed from the market. But most patients are believed to use over-the-counter cold medications, rather than prescription drugs, and none of those are affected by Wednesday's action. [...]

FDA officials said they became concerned because some of the ingredients were the same as those in the over-the-counter drugs that posed potential risks for young children. And some of the prescription drugs on the list were being prescribed to children as young as a month old.

Nobody 'approved' these medications? So they just appeared on the market with no questions asked, how is that possible? Here is the list: Unapproved Prescription Cough, Cold, and Allergy Products

News: Is the environment making you infertile?
Best health, 4th March 2011
"The study, published in the International Journal of Andrology, looked at the semen quality of a total of 858 men born between 1979 and 1987. What they found was that men born in the late '80s not only had lower sperm counts than those born earlier in the decade, but there was also an increase in the incidence of testicular cancer in men born in the early '80s, compared to those born 30 years earlier."

It really makes you wonder why humans are so short sighted. The military were setting off thousands (2,010 tests)of nuclear bombs for 5 decades, until things got so bad that they were forced to stop. See graphics: Atmospheric Nuclear Tests (1945 - 1980) & Worldwide Nuclear Testing 1945 - 1996). The official reason was that it was destabilising the planet. I also believe that the unstable geomagnetic field meant that setting off nuclear bombs was no longer such an easy task and nuclear bombs going off for no reason in one's own backyard was a problem too. So, now that cosmic rays are pouring onto the planet, scientists tell us that there is now some karmic feedback taking place. Hence, I was shocked to read the following about the real consequences of the December 2010 deadly fires in Israel’s remaining forest. We read:
All the forest fire did was recontaminate every man, woman, child and fetus in Israel – again! The uranium poison dust from the American Uranium Wars, the Lebanon and Gaza War, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Chernobyl, the Mayak fires, and all other nuclear activities, all re-suspended by the Mt Carmel fire.

Here’s what you got yourself into, Mr. Netanyahu. It is called the “photo-electric enhancement of background radiation.” The tiny radioactive particles that went through your skin and that you breathed into your body magnify Gamma and X-Ray Radiation by 583,365 times. This photo-electric enhancement effect has even been patented and used for radiotherapy.

Did PM Netanyahu get a Lethal Dose of DU?
Veterans Today, 11th December 2010
In plain English, our scientists are telling us that vast numbers of the public are becoming infertile and that is because we the people were not strong enough to stop the psychopaths who are also now suffering the same plight too. It does not matter how much these people have been able to rip off the finances, they cannot do anything about manipulating DNA (Epigenetics is the scientific study of DNA being controlled by the environment), to compensate for their rather foolhardy short sightedness. This is quite reassuring for those of us who don't sympathise with the psychopaths. Please excuse the unfortunate connotations, but this what is called in the common vernacular blowback.

Israel's Declining Sperm Quality Tied To Depleted Uranium Exposure
Salem-News, 15 April, 2010
"(TEL AVIV / SALEM) - Israel's population is facing a dire threat: a drastic depopulation, from the use of weapons that leave behind Depleted Uranium (DU). Depleted Uranium leads to the word Omnicidal, as DU kills everything in the food chain, everywhere the wind blows. Experts say the dramatic drop in Israel's sperm count could eliminate their ability to reproduce. [...] All of that military might as it turns out, could set the stage for a massive Israeli act of population suicide. A study by Dr. Ronit Haimov-Kokhman released in November, showed a 40-percent decline in the concentration of sperm cells in Israeli sperm donors from 2004 to 2008, compared to samples taken between 1995 and 1999. Sperm banks in Israel are now reportedly turning away as many as two-thirds of potential donors, due to the low-quality sperm. In the past, around one-third of the potential donors were turned away."
It's hard to imagine the levels of stupidity.

Footballer apologises for owl mascot death
Luis Moreno has apologised to the country of Colombia after booting the opposition's live owl mascot off the pitch during a football match at the weekend.
The Telegraph, 2nd March 2011
Moreno, a defender for Deportivo Pereira, was seen to kick the Atletico Junior owl as it lay stunned after it was struck by the ball near the Pereira penalty area, prompting chants of "murderer" from Atletico Junior fans.

Local vet Camilo Tapia tried in vain to save the bird but it was pronounced dead at 2.57am (7.57am GMT) on Tuesday after going into shock. The Panamanian player has since become a hate figure in Colombia.

"My family is very worried about what happened because an entire country is against me. I believe what happened is regrettable and I apologised to the entire country," he said.

When I first watched the video, I did not realise that it was the opposition's mascot... Anyway, I am glad that people have shown their disgust, described here as a "painful, horrible act of intolerance" and signals that many more humans are evolving in consciousness, but we are still a long way from treating all forms of life on this planet with respect.

The need to protect the internet from 'astroturfing' grows ever more urgent
The tobacco industry does it, the US Air Force clearly wants to ... astroturfing – the use of sophisticated software to drown out real people on web forums – is on the rise. How do we stop it? The Guardian, 23rd February 2011
Every month more evidence piles up, suggesting that online comment threads and forums are being hijacked by people who aren't what they seem.

The anonymity of the web gives companies and governments golden opportunities to run astroturf operations: fake grassroots campaigns that create the impression that large numbers of people are demanding or opposing particular policies. This deception is most likely to occur where the interests of companies or governments come into conflict with the interests of the public. For example, there's a long history of tobacco companies creating astroturf groups to fight attempts to regulate them.

After I wrote about online astroturfing in December, I was contacted by a whistleblower. He was part of a commercial team employed to infest internet forums and comment threads on behalf of corporate clients, promoting their causes and arguing with anyone who opposed them.

I suppose this gives new meaning to the internet term "troll". Well, I am not computer generated, you can tell from the consistent pattern of spelling mistakes and strange off-beat ideas that often turn out to be correct... Lets boast: who knew 4 years ago when I started this blog that NASA scientists would declare that we had entered a new era where Space Weather would come to dominate our lives, which suppports the claims of Mayan Elders and others who have been predicting increases of cosmic/aetheric energies on this planet? Now, we are waiting for the joint US/UK government announcement asking people to wake up to our new cosmic reality, but I have been doing that since my book was first published in September 2006.

British Cabinet Office Collaborates With French Brainwashing Guru To Change The Way We Think
UK Column, 14th February 2011
On 3 January 2011, following the UK Column's lead article exposing insider dealing between the Cabinet office and political behavioural training charity Common Purpose, the Independent newspaper revealed that David Cameron had also set up a Cabinet Office Behavioural Insight Team. Formed in July last year, the secretive cell is tasked to "dream up psychological tricks to alter our behaviour" - and on a massive scale.

The Independent article warned how the public is to be reframed or “nudged” into politically acceptable "Social Norms"; starting with healthy eating, voluntary work and tax gathering. While this may seem innocent to some people, these early ‘soft’ targets are already being greatly expanded to include wider central government ideological and political agendas, including Cameron's socialist straitjacket of the Big Society.

Elite multi-millionaire Socialist and Tory Chancellor George Osborne has already signed up to Behavioural Economics - another form of mental reframing of individuals and groups, specifically to achieve political economic objectives. Their theory and intent is, that once mentally retrained, we “willingly rush to pay excessive taxes”. [...]

There is, no doubt, an inclination to laugh at the idea that we can be mentally ‘reframed’ or ‘reprogrammed’ into new belief systems and patterns of behaviour. But clearly these people have not been assembled behind closed doors to play games. A simple click on Google will reveal thousands of NLP training organisations, leadership trainers and consultancies. They all state that they can and do change people’s minds. They earn money from doing so. Moreover, whilst NLP and other mental reframing techniques can be used for theraputic purposes, any technique interfering with the human mind has risks. These may manifest as adverse personality changes, stress or depression.

Stating that: “behavioural economics can be a powerful tool for improving lives when used with care”, the No10 meeting was clearly aware of risks to individuals and the wider public, but according to the notes of the meeting released, seemingly failed to discuss or document those risks.

The truth of the meeting at No 10 is deeply sinister. Modern behavioural manipulation techniques, which includes NLP, can and do, achieve changes in people's behaviour, particularly where the victim, individual or group, adult or child, is unaware that they are being targeted. It is perfectly feasible, as the attendees of No10 are fully aware, to implement political agendas and doctrine by reprogramming people. Consider Hitler Youth, or the Communist Chinese onslaught on the minds of children and young people. These latest insidious techniques, do not have that raw brutality, but unchecked, their stealth, effectiveness, and viral spread presents a far greater danger. Behavioural reframing for health, voluntary work and taxes today - and eugenics tomorrow. We have been warned.

It's interesting that government controller types are unhappy that not enough ordinary people are not allowing themselves to become useful idiots and comply with the strict wishes of the higher ups, so I wonder what gives.... LOL! Anyway, the use of NLP seems to have worked quite well in the New Age community and we have lots of people who routinely switch off their brains, follow orders and think themselves to be enlightened, despite all the evidence that this is not conducive to spiritual evolution.

Military deploys acupuncture to treat soldiers' concussions
McClatchy News, 7th February 2011
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — The U.S. military is applying an ancient Chinese healing technique to the top modern battlefield injury for American soldiers, with results that doctors here say are "off the charts."

"Battlefield acupuncture," developed by Air Force physician Col. Richard Niemtzow, is helping heal soldiers with concussions so they can return more quickly to the front lines. [...]

Stuessi, a naval doctor whose rank is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel, treats concussions, also known as mild brain trauma. "I'm seeing pretty incredible results," said Stuessi, who's based at the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton, near San Diego, and is originally from Wales, Wis. "In my heart I think this will, down the road, become one of the standards of care."

As I wrote in my book, the US military were convinced that acupuncture worked back in the 1960s, but according to Dr. Robert Becker author of Electromagnetism and Life[1982], The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life (with Gary Selden). [1985] & Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution. [1990], he was approached by a colonel from the US Army Surgeon General's office because they wanted to know HOW it worked, (Body Electric pg.233). So, one of the things that I have learnt about the US military (who I generallay don't have a very high opinion of), is that they are only interested in what works and convenience. They are not interested in promoting the Darwinian mindset, that you are only a machine if it does not serve their purpose and does not give them an edge. Therefore treating injured soldiers by using acupuncture that works by manipulating subtle energies or chi is not a source of conflict, because they simply don't care to conform to the prevailing beliefs of society. So, this article maybe a shock for some but not for me, as it is now quite well known that the US military have been training psychic spies (remote viewers) for many decades and they even had a program to train 'Jedi'. So elite military officers and even top politicians were taught how to utilise special powers. Of course, this is all a matter of public record.

Army looking at yoga, acupuncture to treat pain
US Army Military News, 26th June 2010
"WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 25, 2010) -- The Army's health-care system may soon see changes in how Soldiers are treated for pain, according to a report released by the Army's surgeon general Wednesday which recommends 109 changes. [...] "Everything we do in the Army, even managing a toothache, is all in compliance with national standards ... what we want to do is set the bar higher," Schoomaker explained."
This is also an interesting read

Meditation class helps lower violence at Ala. prison
'It works. We see a difference in the men and in the prison. It's calmer,' warden says
MSNBC News, 2nd February 2011
ESSEMER, Ala. — Deep inside an overcrowded prison with a reputation for mayhem, convicted killers, robbers and rapists gather in a small room. Eyes closed, they sit silently with their thoughts and consciences. prisoners.

Their everyday life is just outside in the hall — a cacophony of clanging steel doors, yelling and feet shuffling along cold concrete floors. The noise never really ends; peace is at a premium in Alabama's toughest lockup. prisoners.

Despite a history of violence at the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility, which is named for a slain corrections officer, the prison outside Birmingham has become the model for a meditation program that officials say helps inmates learn the self control and social skills they never got in the outside world. prisoners.

Warden Gary Hetzel doesn't fully understand how the program called Vipassana (which is pronounced vuh-'POSH-uh-nuh) can transform violent inmates into calm men using contemplative Buddhist practices.

There are some incredible comments reported here from delighted prisoners. As we know from previous studies, the meditation will bring higher energies into the prison that will help calm down the other prisoners who are not meditating, but they will receive benefits too.

Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong
Newsweek, 23rd January 2011
If you follow the news about health research, you risk whiplash. First garlic lowers bad cholesterol, then—after more study—it doesn’t. [...] But what if wrong answers aren’t the exception but the rule? More and more scholars who scrutinize health research are now making that claim. It isn’t just an individual study here and there that’s flawed, they charge. Instead, the very framework of medical investigation may be off-kilter, leading time and again to findings that are at best unproved and at worst dangerously wrong. The result is a system that leads patients and physicians astray—spurring often costly regimens that won’t help and may even harm you.

It’s a disturbing view, with huge im-plications for doctors, policymakers, and health-conscious consumers. And one of its foremost advocates, Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, has just ascended to a new, prominent platform after years of crusading against the baseless health and medical claims. As the new chief of Stanford University’s Prevention Research Center, Ioannidis is cementing his role as one of medicine’s top mythbusters. “People are being hurt and even dying” because of false medical claims, he says: not quackery, but errors in medical research.

Despite the explosive nature of his charges, Ioannidis has collaborated with some 1,500 other scientists, and Stanford, epitome of the establishment, hired him in August to run the preventive-medicine center. “The core of medicine is getting evidence that guides decision making for patients and doctors,” says Ralph Horwitz, chairman of the department of medicine at Stanford. “John has been the foremost innovative thinker about biomedical evidence, so he was a natural for us.” [...]

The situation isn’t hopeless. Geneticists have mostly mended their ways, tightening statistical criteria, but other fields still need to clean house, Ioannidis says. Surgical practices, for instance, have not been tested to nearly the extent that medications have. “I wouldn’t be surprised if a large proportion of surgical practice is based on thin air, and [claims for effectiveness] would evaporate if we studied them closely,” Ioannidis says. That would also save billions of dollars

I am certainly very interested in the opinion of Dr. John Ioannidis who seems to be on some kind of campaign to clean up the medical cartel. It seems that more and more medical professionals are gaining a new higher level of awareness and consciousness and this helps to explain why a character like Ioannidis is attracting such high levels of support when maybe 20 years ago he would have been shunned and run out of the medical profession. It truly does seem in the words of a song, ...a change is going to come and a real change in the medical world. See Best of the Blog - Hermetic Science, Bad & Fake Science

Social networking sites are a 'modern form of madness'
Social networking websites are making us "less human" by isolating people from reality, a US academic claims.
The Telegraph, 21st January 2011
The way in which people frantically communicate online via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook can be seen as a modern form of madness, according to the leading sociologist.

Sherry Turkle, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, writes in her new book, Alone Together: “A behaviour that has become typical may still express the problems that once caused us to see it as pathological.”

She explains that people are become isolated from reality due to such social networking sites because technology is dominating our lives and making us "less human".

The reference to the woman who comitted suicide should touch any thinking person and I admire the professor quoted here for understanding what is going on and daring to point out this issue. Quite frankly, I am amazed by the nastiness on forums, too many people are like little bombs ready to explode over the slightest provocation, just horrible. A Lord of the Flies mentality is prevailing and "Forum Man" might be a sign that some are quite clearly devolving. See below:

THE NEW DELUDED HUMAN ... ... ‘FORUM MAN’, 21st January 2011
"Firstly, let me make it clear that I am not criticising or condemning Internet forums. They can be a great source of interaction and information exchange by some very intelligent and aware people. But through this medium has emerged a mentality, what I call Forum Man, that we need to be aware of and, more than anything, Forum Man needs to be aware of.

I say ‘Man’ because from what I have seen this mentality is expressed mostly through the male mind, though certainly not exclusively. Forum Man sits at his computer hiding behind log-in names, often hurling abuse in all directions, and claims to be streetwise about life and world events while talking the most monumental bollocks ..."
  • Facebook - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Noosphere - Not
    Alex Waterhouse Haward Blog, October 8th 2010
    "I came to understand that Facebook is a rosy and wonderful world where everything is o.m.g fantastic and most are blown away by everything and anything. It is world-wide Disney Fantasyland. [...] As I study Facebook I notice that it is becoming "Twitterized". By this I mean that those who post comments or “what’s in their mind” do so in an extremely brief manner. [...] To me Facebook has become the air guitar of the net. Not being able to play a guitar we live the artificial world of watching the celebrities and commenting on what they do or not do. Most participate in a passive way. I wonder if Pierre Teilhard de Chardin might not remove that smile from his face and frown, just a bit."
Johnson & Johnson blames lax cleaning procedures for recall of 50 million MORE medicines
Daily Mail, 17th January 2011
Beleaguered healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has announced it will recall a further nearly 50 million more bottles and packages of medicines. The firm blamed lax cleaning procedures and other problems at a manufacturing plant behind massive recalls of products like Tylenol.

Its reputation has already been tarnished by repeated recalls totaling nearly 200 million bottles in the last year and it could face criminal charges from the U.S. Department of Justice. J&J is now recalling bottles and packages of various kinds of Tylenol, Benadryl, Rolaids and other consumer products, it announced on Friday.

J&J said the new recall followed a review of records dating back to 2007 of products made by its McNeil consumer healthcare unit, which produces most of the recalled medicines sold in the United States. While the company said it had identified a number of areas for improvement, on Friday it disclosed only the cleaning problem and a minor labeling irregularity. [...]

The company last month recalled all batches of Softchews Rolaids produced by an outside manufacturer after people found wood and metal bits in the tablets.

OK, I was aware of drugs being withdrawn from the market because the manufacturers were failing to produce them to specification which I thought was completely strange, then we have these problems here too. Sorry, I don't know any blogs that have any interesting to say about what is going on, but I have decided to give this a little of my attention.

Power Balance admits no science behind wristbands
Yahoo News, 4th January 2011
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Shaquille O'Neal swears by them. The Power Balance bracelet, he says, gives him a competitive edge on the court. It's no gimmick, he says. It's for real. It may be for him, but Australian authorities say the California-based company behind the wildly popular wristbands and pendants has no business claiming that they improve balance, strength and flexibility.

And they even got Power Balance to admit it. The company wrote: "We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims." It also agreed to give refunds to customers who believe they were cheated. [...] "It's just like a pair of lucky socks," Reiff said. "It's a lucky charm, and if you believe in it, then it's excellent."

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took action after an independent review panel in September found that the Power Balance claims were misleading and breached the therapeutic goods advertising code. The Therapeutic Goods Complaints Resolution Panel demanded that Power Balance drop claims from its website that the bands improved flexibility, balance and strength.

Well.... The makers of these powerbands are completely ignorant, but they have the ability to sell. Of course, there is science that explains how these powerbands work, it's called the Placebo Effect. If you can persuade someone that something that they can take or do, will make them feel better, improve their performance or even cure them, then it will work. Quite frankly, there is nothing wrong with Placebo. In the past, scientists stated that 30% of all healing is caused by Placebo, but with the latest shock revelations of Placebo doubling it's effect in the last 30 years, there is some confusion as to whether that means that 60% of all healing is now caused by the Placebo Effect. Seriously, Power Balance need to find scientists who understand how the Placevo Effect works to re-write their marketing literature so that it becomes perfectly legal. Please note: studies prove that even when people are told they are getting a sugar pill, it makes no difference and people improve, that is why pharmaceutical companies are in a state of panic. Now, they are even thinking that they should not even try and beat placebo, but just compete amongst themselves as to who can sell the better drug, that does not necessarily work better than a sugar pill. This is amazing but true. Whatever, may the consciousness associated with the power of belief get stronger and stronger on the planet and more and more ordinary people gain some betterment. May more people benefit from sugar pills and all sorts of snake oil, as long as it's safe and cheap. Amen. LOL.

CGI's Dragon: An Acquired CIA Study of the Internet...
The Rumour Mill News, 30th December 2010
Full title is: An Acquired CIA Study Of The Internet, Made For The White House. (partially redacted)

[...] 12. The Internet, while impossible to control, is also an excellent recruiting ground for sympathetic or easily-convinced “bloggers” who will quickly disseminate official dissemination for pay or public acclaim. It is invaluable to distract the public from questioning various governmental actions, both domestic and foreign.

For this reason, our organization, and others, have “disinformation” centers that prepare information of a sensational nature which is then released to paid sources who, in turn, disseminate it onto the Internet. The purpose of this is to create a cloaking movement that will point the curious into innocuous areas.

As a case in point, it was imperative to prevent the public sector from looking too deeply into the origins of the 9/11 attacks. To prevent exposure of the actions of members of the top levels of government in this attack, many stories were released, over a long period, to the public through wholly-controlled sites. Claims of devious plots, mystery methodologies, and often laughable conclusions have proven to be extraordinarily effective in constructive diversion. The collapse of the WTC buildings have been attributed to Thermite bombs, clouds of plasmoid gas and other nonsense but a very gullible American public has easily swallowed all of the fictions

I expect this will go viral.... Personally, I am only interested in the internet's ability to disseminate truth. For the record, it it usually obvious who the paid shills are and who is actually knowledgeable about the subject matter. However, I prefer to do the hard work of reading research papers and seeking out world experts, because there are scientists doing good work. In the process of doing this thankless task, I tend to take a closer look if I think interesting and controversial research is being prevented from reaching a wide audience.

Europe to ban hundreds of herbal remedies
Safety concerns sparked drive to outlaw products
The Independent, 30th December 2010
Hundreds of herbal medicinal products will be banned from sale in Britain next year under what campaigners say is a "discriminatory and disproportionate" European law.

With four months to go before the EU-wide ban is implemented, thousands of patients face the loss of herbal remedies that have been used in the UK for decades.

From 1 May 2011, traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner to comply with an EU directive passed in 2004. The directive was introduced in response to rising concern over adverse effects caused by herbal medicines.

I think the ban is more related to the fact that most older drugs are no longer working and many new drugs can't beat the Placebo Effect, which has doubled in the last 30 years. So maybe, the authorities are trying hard to prevent the collapse of the pharmaceutical companies. However, to be fair, there are people with no ethics who will sell harmful 'health' products, as long as there is a profit.

How to tame the monsters in your mind
Experts call them ANTS - Automatic Negative Thoughts and unless you learn how to stop them, they'll ruin your life
Daily Mail, 26th December 2010
Ever dipped into the ­biscuit tin then decided you’ve ruined your diet so you may as well eat the lot? Or thought that because you didn’t get a promotion this year, you’re destined for failure in your career?

You’re not alone. Even the most optimistic person is not immune to negative thoughts, but for some, the destructive chatter of self-doubt can be relentless.

Psychologists now believe that just as feeling embarrassed can cause a physical ­reaction (blushing) so self-destructive thoughts can lead to ill-health, weight-gain, poor skin and misery.

Psychiatrist Dr Daniel Amen has spent a lifetime studying how thoughts influence our appearance, energy and diet success.

Its the ANTS in other people's mind that is of the greatest concern to me, as I don't have the energy to go looking for ANT-lightened folk.

Government to Control the 'Net – Good Luck With That!
Daily Bell, 21st December 2010
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will mark the winter solstice by taking an unprecedented step to expand government's reach into the Internet by attempting to regulate its inner workings. In doing so, the agency will circumvent Congress and disregard a recent court ruling. How did the FCC get here? [...] Worried about technological censorship? Technologically, the Internet has never been a free-market product. The “highway” was initially built by the US government and much of the traffic is still controlled by a few powerful government-supervised routers. But it is what has happened “off” the highways, in the byways that is so important.

There is a plethora of on-ramps and other connections that have flourished. These are the enterprises of the market itself and these are the facilities that Internet regulation will likely not be able to damage, or certainly not beyond repair. More will be built, often by adolescents. And the threat posed by the ‘Net to the power elite's march towards one-world governance and the complete destruction of individual freedoms will continue to be felt.

It's hard to find articles that explain why the internet is not really that easy to control. Here we are told that teens are building lots of workarounds and quite frankly, I don't think TPTB have the ability to beat these ultra smart kids.

Police: Man kills bride, best man, self at wedding
Yahoo News, 20th December 2010
RIO DE JANEIRO – A bridegroom fatally shot his new wife, his best man and then himself after announcing to horrified guests that he had a "surprise" for them, authorities said Monday.

Witnesses reported that 29-year-old Rogerio Damascena, a sales manager in Camaragibe, outside the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife, did not give any previous indication that anything was wrong at his wedding reception, police investigator Joao Brito said.

Brito would not speculate on a possible motive, saying family members were in shock and he had not interviewed them yet. Brito did say the killings are believed to be premeditated because of the groom's announcement and because he had hidden a gun in his father's pickup truck.

Sociopath or psychopath? Apparently, experts argue about degrees of Antisocial personality disorder but others don't believe there is any difference. Whatever, according to the experts there are a lot more of these people than you can imagine.


The following article provides a different definiton, "Generally, those who believe it's caused by environmental factors use the term sociopath, and believers of the biological theory use the term psychopath." This is the first article that I have come across that explains many therapists refuse to work with psychopaths because the therapist can get damaged in the process.
"Lying, deceiving, and manipulation are natural talents for psychopaths," agreed Dr. Robert Hare, in his book, Without Conscience. "When caught in a lie or challenged with the truth, they are seldom perplexed or embarrassed--they simply change their stories or attempt to rework the facts so that they appear to be consistent with the lie."

Psychopaths are always able to justify their actions, no matter how brutal. They have, "an ability to rationalize their behavior so that it appears warranted, reasonable, and justified," says Dr. Cleckley. Dr. Hare added, "Psychopaths show a stunning lack of concern for the devastating effects their actions have on others. Often they are completely forthright about the matter, calmly stating that they have no sense of guilt, [and] are not sorry for the pain and destruction they have caused," which, says Dr. Hare, "is associated with a remarkable ability to rationalize their behavior."

Psychopathy is usually untreatable. Most therapists won't work with them because they often end up damaged in the process. Dr. Hare explained, "Such counseling would be wasted on psychopaths."Some of them will even reflect the wishes of the therapist and pretend to be getting better. [...] "Psychopaths are essentially aliens that look human. Probably one of the best skills to learn is how to detect and avoid a psychopath." [...] Dr. Hare refers to them as "intraspecies predators."

The Hidden Evil: The Psychopathic Influence
This is a good article but it is clearly explains using the opinion of world experts, psychopaths are NOT human. Believe me, after my own experiences, I am learning and avoiding. The traits of a psychopath are not taught in school and unfortunately, it seems that for my first significant encounter, I did detect some odd behaviour, but I did not have a frame of reference to understand the significance, now I do!

Student who conned his way into Harvard says sorry
Adam Wheeler lied his way into top-flight university, but his appetite for deception eventually saw him exposed
The Guardian, 17th December 2010
As the Harvard Crimson newspaper identified, he created a resume that boasted the authorship of two books and co-authorship of four others, the delivery of lectures in Armenian studies and unblemished grades – all of it hogwash. He also won the $4,000 Hoopes Prize, $2,000 Sargent Prize and an $8,000 Rockefeller research grant, all through plagiarism. "The history of these offences indicates not only compulsivity, but a lack of moral compass," Judge Diane Kottmyer said.

The main issue here is the need to have credibility in the eyes of others who have no ability to guage intellectual capabilities. However, Harvard being duped is another matter, the university administration are all supposed to be too intelligent to dupe right? The real issue is: how bad does it have to be for someone to be labelled a compulsive liar and you can state they "lack of moral compass"? What about people who are not major offenders, but there is a discernable disturbing pattern of behaviour, what about these types of people? Well, if you are not bothered that's fine, but for me it's a question of trust. If you can't trust them, then why have them in your life where they can wreck havoc, it's as simple as that.

Are Angry Women More Like Men?
Science Daily, 14th December 2009
"Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?" wrote author Lynn Hecht Schafran. The answer, according to an article in the Journal of Vision, may lie in our interpretation of facial expressions.

In two studies, researchers asked subjects to identify the sex of a series of faces. In the first study, androgynous faces with lowered eyebrows and tight lips (angry expressions) were more likely to be identified as male, and faces with smiles and raised eyebrows (expressions of happiness and fear) were often labeled feminine. [...]

"The present research shows that the association between anger and men and happiness and women is so strong that it can influence the decisions about the gender of another person when that person is viewed briefly," said Ursula Hess, PhD, from the Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal.

According to the report, the findings from this study as well as others lead to the idea that "the face is a complex social signaling system in which signals for emotion, behavioral intentions and sex all overlap."

At quite a young age, I came to believe that all men were bastards and then I started having trouble with women! These days, my tolerance levels for obnoxious people is close to zero. People can be as angry as they like, but I just prefer to let them get on with it and leave me alone! I think the real issue is that social conditioning no longer apply and that despite most people prefering to judge on first appearances, the saying you can't judge a book by it's cover is still very true. However, this research is quite backward as those who are evolving, use other senses to discern what is really going on with others.

Iceland may ban MasterCard, Visa over WikiLeaks censorship
Raw News, 13th December 2010
Credit card companies that prevented card-holders from donating money to the secrets outlet WikiLeaks could have their operating licenses taken away in Iceland, according to members of the Icelandic Parliamentary General Committee.

Representatives from Mastercard and Visa were called before the committee Sunday to discuss their refusal to process donations to the website, reports Reykjavik Grapevine.

"People wanted to know on what legal grounds the ban was taken, but no one could answer it," Robert Marshall, the chairman of the committee, said. "They said this decision was taken by foreign sources."

Wow... The little country of Iceland is really bucking the system... Please remember, Iceland has strong links to Wikileaks, and one of the main reasons is the debarcle over the collapse of its major banks. So we read:
"Iceland suffered a shock when its major banks collapsed during the global financial meltdown. A document posted on Wikileaks showed how shareholders had plundered Kaupthing bank before the bank collapsed. Icelandic television received a court order only minutes before reporting on the leak in the evening news. Instead of not reporting on the matter, the news presenters defiantly said they were not allowed to report everything, so they simply showed the Wikileaks website on television. Icelanders were free to find out about the scandal for themselves. On May 6, the former Kaupthing CEO Heidar Már Sigurdsson was arrested."
Iceland says yes to Wikileaks law
Tech Eye, 16 Jun 2010
The Icelandic people had a friend in Wikileaks, at a time of crisis when they needed it most.

Julian Assange: Readers' Choice for TIME's Person of the Year 2010
TIME, 13th December 2010
The man behind WikiLeaks has won the most votes in this year's Person of the Year poll.

Readers voted a total of 1,249,425 times, and the favorite was clear. Julian Assange raked in 382,020 votes, giving him an easy first place. He was 148,383 votes over the silver medalist, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey.

This would be well deserved, even just for his nerve. Good News! According to the Live Guardian news blog he's out on bail from his trumped up ridiculous, stupid and lame, Swedish "Sex by Surprise" offence. Update Swedes object to bail, Assange banged up for another 48 hours. Due to the cult of celebrity, I am sure he will have lots to think about whilst he remains in jail, see WikiLeaks: Julian Assange crowned 'Rock Star of the Year' by Italian Rolling Stone .

Update 2

No TIME Man of the Year Award, it has gone to the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who is being remembered in the blogosphere for calling his early Facebook Users 'dumb f*#&s'. The Guardian have detailed the allegations against Assange and quite frankly, I don't have much sympathy for men who get caught in 'honeytraps' or the women trappers and this example is totally pathetic. The conspiracy websites are turning very negative against Assange, but as far as I am aware, the facts don't stack up. The rabid response from the U.S. authorities could mean that if Assange was helped along like a pawn in a much bigger chess game, it may be that he has overstepped his mark. Oh well, as they say, payback is a bitch.

10 days in Sweden: the full allegations against Julian Assange
Unseen police documents provide the first complete account of the allegations against the WikiLeaks founder
The Guardian, 17th December 2010

Colorado Voices: The balance of power
Denver Post, 11th December 2010
This past year, Power Balance bracelets have swept the country. The company was started by brothers Josh and Troy Rodarmel in 2006. They claim that these bracelets, through virtue of a special frequency burned into a hologram on the bracelet, give the wearer improved balance, strength and flexibility when worn.

Scientists refuse these claims, saying that the improvements are due in large part because of the placebo effect, and that repetition and familiarity is what really helps the wearer. Well, whether or not these bracelets were borrowed from Wonder Woman herself and are magical, or just increase the user's confidence, people are wearing them.

Supporters of the Power Balance bracelets range from NBA champion Lamar Odom to my little brother. Nobody can really explain why they wear them religiously, other than the response, "It just works." And that is OK. That is real power of the bracelets for wearers: They just work, no explanation needed.

That, actually, is the real power of superstition.

I think this is quite hilarious... is this a time of rejoicing for snake oil salesmen? LOL! Anyway, I hve just found out that experts at Havard have declared that over the last 30 years The Placebo Effect is now twice as powerful and they have called the increase "Placebo Drift". See, PharmaGossip: Placebo drift - why are placebos getting stronger? This is why so many drugs old and new are now useless and why pharmauceutical companies have joined forces to work out what the hell is going on. Academics are saying that people are now more conditioned to believe that they will get better when they take any pill, but then how does that explain the few who react badly -- the Nocebo Effect. Hence the head scratching, by those who are only interest in maintaining huge profit margins. Here it seems we have proof that the metaphysical sources who claimed that there will be more global interconnectedness are correct, but to explain this requires a detailed explanation of the interaction between human consciousness with global consciousness. However, the scientific evidence and analysis is already in the public domain, if you know how to interpret the information. Meanwhile, those who can convince people that there is something that they can do for themselves which will help them, are onto a winner!

Anonymous cyberwarriors stun experts
Financial Times, 10th December 2010
Internet subcultures rarely make front page news. But when the mysterious forces of Anonymous took it upon themselves to attack opponents of WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website, their success took everyone – not least victims such as Visa, MasterCard and PayPal – by surprise.

This year has seen military and security experts often warn about the prospects of “cyberwarfare”. Few expected the most prominent assaults against large companies to come from a scattered group of anarchists and idealists with no identifiable leader, membership or nationality.

The loose internet grouping that calls itself Anonymous has been notorious in web circles for years, particularly for its apparently random attacks on the music industry, Kiss singer Gene Simmons, YouTube and the Scientologists. [...]

“The internet is something sacred – don’t screw with it, leave it alone,” he said. “If [authorities] are willing to gun down WikiLeaks in broad daylight, they will come down on you as well. If you join us, you have a voice . . . Nobody is going to stop Anonymous unless you pull the plug on the internet.”

Actually, I have never contemplated the sacredness of the internet, but apparently, others have... More: This is getting really creepy, now we have a new group called Gnosis, dishing out their version of cyber wisdom: See

Hackers Disrupt Sites Run by Gawker Media
New York Times, 12th December 2010

Pro-WikiLeaks cyber army gains strength; thousands join DDoS attacks
Volunteers download attack tool, organizers recruit hacker botnets, say researchers
Computerworld, 9th December 2010
The retaliatory attacks by pro-WikiLeaks activists are growing in strength as hackers add botnets and thousands of people download an open-source attack tool, security researchers said today.

In recent days, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been launched against several sites, including those belonging to Amazon, MasterCard, PayPal and the Swiss payment transaction firm PostFinance, after each terminated WikiLeaks accounts or pulled the plug on services.

Well, I am wondering whether this is really just the next step up from internet forums where the truly ignorant and spiteful can revel in their nastiness and where groups are allowed to play out a cyber version of Lord of the Flies. With this kind of mentality, that seems very prevalent, it's really difficult to see what is happening in any other way. Maybe, I am annoyed by all the references to global and living consciousness, because it's all just too pseudo for me. As The Black Eyed Peas group sang, Where is the Love?


Wikileaks: Anonymous stops dropping DDoS bombs, starts dropping science
Boing Boing, 9th December 2010
"In my opinion, this action would have far more positive impact. Anonymous often repeats the Orwell quote, "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." Looks like they decided to take those words to heart."
New thinking... this looks like a call to spam the internet with the truth...

We also read at the Guardian WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates:
9.32am: Anonymous seems to be changing tactics. Operation: Payback could be morphing into Operation:Leakspin. The idea is to highlight the best and and least exposed cables. [...]

The hacktivists of Anonymous may be accused of many things – such as immaturity or being run by a herd instinct. But theirs is the cyber equivalent of non-violent action or civil disobedience. link
Well, I am glad to see that someone else has also picked up on the "Lord of the Flies" energy behind Anonymous.

The Internet and "Global Consciousness"
The Guardian, 9th December 2010
11.06am: Anonymous is not a "group of hackers" but an "online living consciousness" the group said in statement straight out of pseuds corner:

The atoms it is comprised of have never been the exact same in number, consistency or form. In this regard, Anonymous is similar to a river."

Operation: Payback is the codename for the joint effort of Anonymous to fight those who see to misuse the Internet. Operation: Payback is now directed towards those who employ unfair means to fight WikiLeaks.

Morally corrupt organisations such as Visa and MasterCard among others are facing attacks not to their critical infrastructure but to their corporate websites.

OK, it looks like too many have swallowed the corrupted ideas of Teilhard de Chardin and others, where it is now commonly believed that the internet represents "global consciousness". It does not! Despite the articles that have been written and can be easily found on the internet, I have gone back to the original sources and the internet is NOT the fully developed Noosphere.

Here are other examples that I have found:
"The Constitution of the United States is said to be a living document, because it can be edited, amended; changed at the will of the people to suit the peoples' needs. In that same vein, Anonymous is a living idea. Anonymous is an idea that can be edited, updated, remanded, changed on a whim. We are living consciousness.
A Letter from Anonymous & Anon Manifesto image copy
Here is the "Global consciousness" slant from Anonymous:
"In these modern times access to the internet is fast becoming a basic human right. Just like any other basic human right, we believe that it is wrong to infringe upon it. To threaten to cut people off from the global consciousness as you have is criminal and abhorrent. To move to censor content on the internet based on your own prejudice is at best laughably impossible, at worst, morally reprehensible. "
Video: Operation Payback - Anonymous Message About ACTA Laws, Internet Censorship and Copyright, 8th December 2010
Teilhard de Chardin was a French Jesuit priest and a highly rated academic geologist/paleontologist. His cosmic ideas so alarmed the Catholic hierarchy that he was banned from teaching and he was not allowed to publish his books until after his death. It seems to me that de Chardin was not just a brilliant academic, he seemed to have a mystical orientation and from what I have read, at times seems to be describing what he could see. Here is a quote from an article about him and his ideas of the Noosphere.
In 1925, Teilhard wrote in an essay entitled Hominization: "And this amounts to imagining, in one way or another, above the animal biosphere a ^human sphere, a sphere of reflection, of conscious invention, of conscious souls (the noosphere, if you will)" (1966, p. 63) It was a neologism employing the Greek word noos for "mind." [...]

Crucial to the process of human evolution, i.e. to progress is, in Teilhard's view, scientific research. In the past such investigations were isolated, sometimes no more than the hobbies of individuals. "Today we find the reverse: research students are numbered in the hundreds of thousands-soon to be millions-and they are no longer distributed superficially and at random over the globe, but are functionally linked together in a vast organic system that will remain in the future indispensable to the life of the community." (p. 106) One can't but think of today's "Internet," yet this was written forty-six years ago. [...]

There we continue Teilhard's treatment of noogenesis: "We are faced with a harmonized collectivity of consciousnesses to a sort of superconciousness. The earth not only becoming covered by myriads of grains of thought, but becoming enclosed in a single thinking envelope, a single unanimous reflection." (1961, pp. 251-2) Yet such a unanimity of consciousness implies a condition that humans generally reject, depersonalization. Indeed, the conclusion seems inevitable: "So that at the world's Omega, as at its Alpha, lies the Impersonal." (p. 258) At this point, "Omega," the last letter in the Greek alphabet, simply refers to the final stage of evolution. At the end the noosphere become an "all" that absorbs all.

In refining his description of "Omega" Teilhard seems to agree. "Because it contains and engenders consciousness, space-time is necessarily of a convergent nature [and] must somewhere in the future become involuted to a point which we might call Omega, which fuses and consumes them integrally in itself." (p. 259) Here "Omega" takes on its deeper meaning. Noogenesis, as it evolves, ^inevitably reaches a single focus.
Teilhard de Chardin and the Noosphere
CMC Magazine, March 1997
There are others with similar ideas of the Noosphere as a living "global" consciousness around our planet, but the internet is only a reflection of this energy and certainly cannot represent the pinnacle of planetary evolution.

CYBERWAR: Now Hackers Have Taken Down As Revenge For Julian Assange
Business Insider, 8th December 2010
It looks like the group that successfully took down the website of Julian Assange's Swiss Bank have claimed another victim. is down, and @Anon_operation just tweeted that it's due to a DDOS attack. Of course, Mastercard is one of the payment services that cut off the ability to donate to Wikileaks. Update: We're not exactly sure what this means, but this is a Reuters flash: Mastercard says working to suspend acceptance of mastercards on WikiLeaks until situation resolved.

Actually, I don't have much interest in the "resistance" movement, but I will admit I am amazed by what is going on now. Taking down financial websites is a very effective way to send a message to BIG BUSINESS.

4chan rushes to WikiLeaks' defense, forces Swiss banking site offline
Ars Technica, 7th December 2010
"The forces of Anonymous have taken aim at several companies who are refusing to do business with WikiLeaks. 4chan's hordes have launched distributed denial-of-service attacks against PayPal, Swiss bank PostFinance, and other sites that have hindered the whistleblowing site's operations."

Australia says U.S, not WikiLeaks founder, responsible for leaks
MSNBC News, 8th December 2010
The Australian goverment have virtually changed their attitude over night. So what exactly do they now know?

Iceland exits recession
Decision to force bondholders to pay for banking system's collapse appears to pay off as economy grows 1.2% in third quarter
The Guardian, 7th December 2010
Iceland's decision two years ago to force bondholders to pay for the banking system's collapse appeared to pay off after official figures showed the country exited recession in the third quarter.

The Icelandic economy, which contracted for seven consecutive quarters until the summer, grew by 1.2% in the three months to the end of September. Iceland famously agreed in a referendum to reject a scheme to repay most of its debts that were once worth 11 times its total national income.

In contrast to Ireland, Iceland's taxpayers refused to foot the bill for the debts accumulated by the banking sector. Bondholders were told to accept dramatic reductions in the value of repayments on bank debt after the sector borrowed beyond its means to fund ambitious investments abroad [...]

Last year Iceland's president Olafur R Grímsson said: "The difference is that in Iceland we allowed the banks to fail. These were private banks and we didn't pump money into them in order to keep them going; the state did not shoulder the responsibility of the failed private banks."

Private bankers paying off their own debts, rather than taxpayers being fleeced, well, that's novel!

24 Countries That Have Smarter Children Than America
Business Insider, 7th December 2010
America's children rate embarrassingly low again on the latest round of scholastic tests from the OECD.

The Program for International Student Assessment, which is released every three years, tests 15-year-old students in reading, math and science.

Basically, America earned a "C." We tied the OECD average rating of 496. Teenagers in East Asia and Europe scored significantly higher.

There's one caveat to these scores. Some countries test a irregularly narrow sample of kids. Like China -- which we're not counting in our ranking because its sample of 5,100 Shanghai teenagers scored ridiculously high.

Here are the top 5, #1 Hong Kong, #2 Finland, #3 Singapore, #4 South Korea, #5 Japan, the only surprise is Finland. What is interesting to me is the poisonous combination of ignorance and arrogance that I have come across that seems to be prevalent in some people from nationalities that don't come very high on this list. Anyway, China is famed for it's abundance of super psychic children, so that might cause a problem with the testing procedures.

Payback: Bank That Froze Julian Assange's Bank Account Has Now Been Taken Down By Hackers
Business Insider, 6th December 2010
It's war!

Earlier today we noted how the Swiss bank Switzerland Post Finance (a bank associated with the Swiss post office) had frozen Julian Assange's bank account for his defense fund.

Well, payback.

As NYT reports, their site has now been taken offline, and a group calling itself Operation Payback on Twitter claims credit for the DDOS.

Is this the start of an internet war? WIWI - World Internet War I - Wow! Spotty 15 year old geeks versus the dumbed down real world, it could be interesting... I'm with the geeks! LOL!! Seriously, the discussion had alread started in the blogosphere that power brokers have to rely on the services of good ex-hackers, so I really don't think they should be overly confident.

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange 'will release poison pill of damaging secrets if killed or arrested'
Daily Mail, 6th December 2010
The founder of WikiLeaks has warned that his supporters are primed to publish a 'deluge' of leaked government documents should his activities be curtailed by any country.

Julian Assange has distributed to fellow hackers an encrypted 'poison pill' of damaging secrets, thought to include details on BP and Guantanamo Bay. He believes the file is his 'insurance' in case he is killed, arrested or the whistleblowing website is removed permanently from the internet.

Julian Assange always reminds me of one of the baddies from a James Bond movie, like the blond haired Elliot Carver, media tycoon and villain from Tomorrow Never Dies. A similar character is the Harry Potter, platinum-blond baddie Draco. Maybe, I am picking up some of his energy because apparently, Assange in his younger days was a brilliant hacker and so the speculation is rife that he has personally encrypted the now notorious "insurance file". No wonder he has been able to fire the public imagination! See,

Spies rejoice: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is (finally!) a real-life James Bond villain
Culture map, 4th December 2010

Julian Assange answers your questions
The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is answering readers' questions about the release of more than 250,000 US diplomatic cables. We will post his responses as we receive them
The Guardian, 3rd December 2010

Julian Assange:
Many weirdos email us about UFOs or how they discovered that they were the anti-christ whilst talking with their ex-wife at a garden party over a pot-plant. However, as yet they have not satisfied two of our publishing rules.
1) that the documents not be self-authored;
2) that they be original.

However, it is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs.

Obviously the praying worked! My cup runneth over! Hopefully, we will get some info soon...

Assange: WikiLeaks will publish secret UFO reports
Poor Richards blog, 6th December 2010
The end of this RT report re: UFOs and US bankers is quite hilarious...

The parking ticket that praises rather than fines
The Guardian, 28th November 2010
One man is waging a war against bullish bureacracy by issuing spoof tickets that praise motorist's parking skills

Ever scuttled to your car with an awful sense of anxiety only to find a yellow ticket already tucked under your windscreen wiper? For many Londoners, this is a familiar experience. But last week one female driver got a surprise. The woman, who phoned into a local radio show, explained she had paid and displayed correctly, but still found a parking ticket on her car. Angry, she tore it out of its plastic envelope only to find it was informing her she "had parked beautifully and returned within her allotted time", with the additional advice that she "should now smile".

The note was a positive parking ticket, part of a campaign from the Fine Parking Company, also known as 25-year-old Will Sandy. "I got a few tickets myself and was furious, so I thought I'd do something that would cause some chuckles for others," explains the landscape architect. "I discovered that Westminster invented the parking ticket so I thought I'd start there."

So far, people have been thrilled with his notices. [...]

Like the "parking fairies" who go around topping up meters when they're just about to run out, Sandy wants to restore faith in human nature.

Wow! That's a nice way to raise consciousness!

WikiLeaks says latest leak covers 'every major issue'
MSN News, 28th November 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Sunday the imminent release of classified US documents by the whistle-blower website will cover "every major issue" in the world today.

The material that we are about to release covers essentially every major issue in every country in the world," he told reporters in Jordan by video link when asked if the new leaks again focused on US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Assange told the conference of investigative journalists that he was speaking to them by video link because "Jordan's not the best place to be with the CIA on your tail." It was unclear from where he was speaking.

WikiLeaks was reportedly hours away on Sunday from releasing hundreds of thousands of confidential US diplomatic cables, with several governments fearing damaging revelations.

Assange put the number of documents to be released at more than a quarter of a million. [...]

Assange said Washington had "contacted the governments of almost every nation on earth to brief them about what some of these embarrassing revelations will do.

Seriously, "every major issue" in the world today? Like, Space Weather ==> Evolutionary Change ==> Dimensional Shift ==> UFOs ==> Apearance of Shadow Biosphere? Well, I suppose we could pray!!!!

Iceland elects ordinary folk to draft constitution
Yahoo News, 26th November 2010
REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Iceland's getting a new constitution — and it's really going to be the voice of the people.

The sparsely-populated volcanic island is holding an unusual election Saturday to select ordinary citizens to cobble together a new charter, an exercise in direct democracy born out of the outrage and soul-searching that followed the nation's economic meltdown.

Hundreds of people are vying for the chance to be among up to 31 people who will form the Constitutional Assembly slated to convene early next year — a source of huge pride for Icelanders who have seen their egos take a beating in recent years.

"This is the first time in the history of the world that a nation's constitution is reviewed in such a way, by direct democratic process," says Berghildur Erla Bergthorsdottir, spokeswoman for the committee entrusted with organizing the Constitutional Assembly.

I don't want to be polite. The Icelandic people were shafted by powerful and vested interests. The decision was to let the banks fail, the head bankers that did not flee the country were put in prison and they have decided to reform their society and that is some real evolutionary advancement... Yes, it's been a painful process, but the people have a vision of a better day.

U.S. warns Britain over new WikiLeaks revelations that will 'expose corruption between allies'
Daily Mail, 27th November 2010

  • 3 million documents set to go online
  • Bombshell leak thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown
  • Secret talks on return of Lockerbie bomber to Libya may also be leaked
  • Allegations 'include U.S. backing of Kurdish terrorists'
  • U.S. diplomats face being kicked out of countries in backlash
  • Corrupt politicians expected to be named and shamed

David Cameron was warned last night by America that damaging secrets of the ‘special relationship’ are about to be laid bare.

The U.S. ambassador to London made an unprecedented personal visit to Downing Street to warn that whistleblower website WikiLeaks is about to publish secret assessments of what Washington really thinks of Britain.

The website is on the verge of revealing almost 3million documents, including thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables sent to Washington from the American embassy in London.

Well this is going to be interesting. I admire Julian Assange and Wikileaks, if world leaders were not corrupt, there would not be a need to disclose anything. Wikileaks is shining the light onto some very dark practices, which is good for the future of mankind, as our world cannot remain run in the same old nasty way.


I would just like to explain WHY I think the mainstream media are cooperating with Wikileaks. If you pay attention to the conspiracy folk, they will insist that that MSM are poodles and just exist to serve world controllers. That might be partly true, but when respected and well loved MSM reporters start getting killed by careless US soldiers and the stench of a world power becomes unbearable, then common decency kicks in. After all, the MSM is made up of real humans with emotions and therefore it looks like the gloves have come off. We have hit the abuse ceiling, a few individuals have decided to right a few wrongs and world controllers are no longer able to rely on the MSM. All rather interesting... Meanwhile, some real 'universal' powers are kicking in...

On Suzuki: “celebrity and integrity seem to be mutually exclusive”
WUWT News, 25th November 2010
To The Editor:

On Saturday, Nov. 20 I went to see David Suzuki speak in Moncton at the Green Home Builder’s Show. I was hoping to ask him during the question period that normally follows these types of talks for advice on how to help me promote environmentalism to my group of largely apathetic students at Hampton High School, where I am the librarian. [...]

He looked up and said, “book?” I said I didn’t have one but I wanted to ask him a question. He said, “I don’t have time for that,” and waved me away like a king dismissing a commoner.

There was absolutely no one else around the table except the security guards. Then he shouted out, “Books! Books!” and continued waving me out of the way. There was no sign indicating no questions were allowed. Only minutes before he had been espousing the value of slowing down and making time for each other and he didn’t even have the decency to say, “I’m sorry, I’m tired . . . or I’m not allowed to answer questions . . .”

Instead here I was, an educator and great promoter of his books, looking for help with the generation he claimed was most important, but because I was not spending money (other than the $45 I spent to hear him lecture), I was waved off.

I can't agree with the sentiment expressed in this headline, as I think people's energy fields should be examined on case by case basis. Anyway, it's very interesting which stories touches a nerve and so get posted around the internet. This story resonates with me, I can relate to expecting common decency from someone because you have believed their marketing hype on other more important matters, only to be left disappointed when you discover they are complete fakes. The comments here are interesting, especially the ones about human nature.

Students occupy Pisa tower, Colosseum
News 24, 25th November 2010
Rome - Italian students have occupied the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rome's Colosseum to protest education cuts and university reforms being considered by parliament.

Italian news agency ANSA says about 2 000 students marched on Thursday in the northern university town of Pisa, forming a human chain around its famous tower to prevent tourists from entering. Several students climbed inside the landmark as tourists snapped photos of the protest.

In Rome, students brandished banners reading "No profits off our future" as they marched around the Colosseum.

Now I think this is going too far, I have visted the leaning tower of Pisa and it really does lean a long way over... Can you imagine what would happen if it collapsed! Yes, I know that folk are rioting all over the place, but I don't normally comment.

How does business deal with psychos at the top?
London Evening Standard, 26th November 2010
One of the more challenging thoughts to be aired recently is the theory that there are more psychopaths in UK company boardrooms than there are in Britain's mental hospitals.

That might be a tough one to prove, but I have it on the best authority that you are at least three times more likely to meet a psychopath in the higher echelons of business than you are in the population at large.

In any company of 1000 employees there should be about 10 — and the most fruitful place to go looking for them is in the executive suite.

These insights come courtesy of Holly Andrews of the Worcester Business School and a lecture that she delivered earlier this month at a conference which was organised by The Institute of Risk Management.

The wider point Ms Andrews was making was that a company can have all the risk management systems in the world, but it also has to know how to deal with people — and particularly people whose interests may not always align with the organisation. [...]

Ms Andrews points out that the external watchdogs on a company such as the auditors, investment bankers and analysts are equally susceptible to psychopath penetration — more so possibly because in those organisations anyone with a bit of charm tends to stand out, and charm and manipulation are the tools psychopaths use to get noticed, taken under the wing of a sponsor and promoted.

When they eventually get to the boardroom apparently the tell-tale signs are their poor people management, weak planning, unethical behaviour, lack of loyalty and a refusal to learn from mistakes.

Oh dear!

It's quite interesting just how many articles are pointing out that our overlords are often psychopaths. Here is a link to a documentary clip revealing that psychopaths do not process information emotionally like normal people.

Psychopaths Documentary - MRI Brain differences explained by Dr. Bob Hare
Youtube, August 2007
Well, what more proof do people want that psychopaths heavily rely on the most primitive reptilian part of the brain?

Why happiness is actually a psychological disorder
Mad Science, 24th November 2010
Happiness is supposed to be a good thing, particularly when we're talking about the science of the mind. But at least one psychologist took a long, hard look at happiness and realized the grim truth: happiness is a psychiatric disorder.

We're guessing this is going to remain a minority view - indeed, there's an entire subfield of psychology that's essentially dedicated to increasing human happiness - but one must admit there's a certain logic to the argument. Here's why happiness, or, as it should more properly be called, "major affective disorder, pleasant type", is a psychiatric disorder:
"Happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. One possible objection to this proposal remains–that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant."

This is not a joke, as the paper was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics in 1992, and currently has been cited 38 times. We can only hope that the miserable person that came up with this idea has been attacked by some happiness and therefore given the opportunity to change their mind.

200 students admit cheating after professor's online rant
The Telegraph, 17th November 2010
More than 200 students at the University of Central Florida have come forward to admit to cheating after their professor gave a lecture on ethics that has become a YouTube hit.

Professor Richard Quinn was so disgusted by evidence that many of his students had cheated in their midterm exam that he gave them a lecture that he hoped would teach them a life-long lesson.

In the lecture, Prof Quinn told the class he had enough evidence from statistical analysis and other investigatory techniques to identify most cheats, but instead of handing the list over to the university authorities for discipling, he proposed a deal. [...] Prof Quinn has described the reaction and support he has received from the University, community and from around the world as "overwhelming", but added he was "looking forward to moving past this incident and focusing on the rest of the semester.”

Busted! I love Professor Quinn's supercool "forensic analysis of the data", but I think that a course in ethics should be mandatory for EVERYONE going through higher education.

Britain to introduce happiness index: report
Yahoo News, 15th November 2010
LONDON (AFP) – Britain will introduce a "happiness index" to gauge its population's psychological and environmental wellbeing, a government source told the Guardian newspaper Monday.

Prime Minister David Cameron will ask the Office of National Statistics to prepare methods which will measure the "general wellbeing" despite reservations about the timing.

"The aim is to produce a fresh set of data ... to be published at a frequency to be decided that assesses the psychological and physical wellbeing of people around the UK," the source told the paper.

"That's objective measurements of, for instance, how much recycling gets done around the UK, alongside more subjective measures of psychology and attitudes."

Cameron is expected to put the index at the heart of future policy-making, but is in danger of receiving unwelcome results following the government's recent announcement of deep cuts to the public sector.

Still thinking about this one, but I have commented before about how this was being introduced in France. Well, Britain is very famous for the widespread mentality of keeping up with the Joneses even if that means putting yourself into massive debt. Now, with the country in severe economic decline, it is clear that many need to realise that conspicuous consumption, in theory, does not make you happy. No doubt, there will be many further articles about the government's motivation.

The Shadow Scholar
The man who writes your students' papers tells his story
The Chronicle, November 12, 2010
Editor's note: Ed Dante is a pseudonym for a writer who lives on the East Coast. Through a literary agent, he approached The Chronicle wanting to tell the story of how he makes a living writing papers for a custom-essay company and to describe the extent of student cheating he has observed. In the course of editing his article, The Chronicle reviewed correspondence Dante had with clients and some of the papers he had been paid to write. In the article published here, some details of the assignment he describes have been altered to protect the identity of the student.

I struggled to believe this article... How is it possible to write on topics that you have never studied for and make it credible? I spend thousands and thousands of hours studying and I have had complete idiots telling me that I don't know what I am talking about. So, five years after my book was published, we are starting to see just how serious the implications of Space Weather are for our modern technological world, but this could have been easily determined by anyone who knows the facts, who could also engage brain and think. I suppose this person can make money from re-hashing old information, but anyone who wants to come up with something new and relevant is going to struggle to find anyone who can think long enough to do a proper review. The real problem we have in society is enough people who can think independently who don't want to take the easy way out and promote the same old crap.

Magazine lifts from blog, sparks online outrage
CNews, 5th November 2010
[...] "But honestly Monica, the web is considered 'public domain' and you should be happy we just didn't 'lift' your whole article and put someone else's name on it!

It happens a lot, clearly more than you are aware of, especially on college campuses, and the workplace. If you took offence and are unhappy, I am sorry, but you as a professional should know that the article we used written by you was in very bad need of editing, and is much better now than was originally. Now it will work well for your portfolio.

For that reason, I have a bit of a difficult time with your requests for monetary gain, albeit for such a fine (and very wealthy!) Institution. We put some time into rewrites, you should compensate me! I never charge young writers for advice or rewriting poorly written pieces, and have many who write for me... ALWAYS for free!"

Just feisty, the whole article is a hoot.... The mentality here is the ends justifies the means, I can steal from you and it's OK, because my needs are so much greater than yours. Well, as an author, this is the main reason why chose not to tout my manuscript around, because I simply did not trust publishers not to tip off their favourite authors. Sorry to say this, but my experiences since even before my book was published, have only justified my actions. Now, I can say, my book Tuning the Diamonds was published in September 2006, and it was placed in the UK National archives in November 2007 and I did not need anyone's approval. I was understood the true meaning of Space Weather and I did not need to plagiarise anyone else's work. Four years after my book was published, the mainstream media are warning that even at normal flying altitude, air passengers are being fried by cosmic radiation. The mainstream media are not offering any solutions, but I can explain the science and metaphysics of how people can strengthen their personal energy field to act as a plasma shield. Because, according to NASA scientists, cosmic radiation levels on Earth could get a whole lot higher. The Hopi Indians call this The Fifth Age, The World of Illumination, and it's nearly here.

Court battle over PhD
Winnipeg Free Press, 30th October 2010
Math prof says U of M student wrongly given doctorate Students and professors at the University of Manitoba are rallying around a math professor who has been suspended for three months without pay after he took legal action to overturn the university's decision to award a PhD to a student who hadn't met all the requirements.

Gábor Lukács said the U of M is demeaning the reputation of other PhD students and the professors who teach them. "The shadow of suspicion that the present case casts on all other, hard-working students who did fulfil their requirements bothers me a lot," Lukács said.

"The hard-working students who toil for years to earn their PhDs deserve better than this." Lukács said the U of M awarded a PhD in mathematics in October to an individual who lacked the academic requirements, who failed a critical exam twice, and was then informed he didn't have to take the exam.

Lukács said he's gone to court because the dean violated the U of M's own regulations and the University of Manitoba Act when he overruled academic staff opposed to the decision

Huh, at least this graduate did three years to be awarded a Ph.D, regardless whether he was good enough and maybe the problem was being accepted for the position in the first place if he was not a good enough candidate. Quite frankly, I picked up on this story because I am quite sensitive to the issue of academic credentials, as I realise that many people don't appreciate what academic qualifications actually mean. Since I wrote my book, I have had a few ignoranti (Italian/Latin) who have tried to imply that I don't have a bachelor of science from a British red-brick university. Worse still, just because I have a mission to integrate science and metaphysics, some think that it implies that I can't be that intelligent. Certainly, as I have been approached by an assortment of people who demonstrate extremely low reasoning abilities, these people certainly have no ability to judge! Quite frankly, I got my honours degree a long time ago and since I have been researching evolutionary change, I think I have worked hard enough for two Ph.Ds, but I don't know a university in the world that would supervise a thesis on evolutionary change that integrates a plethora of scientific disciplines, metaphysics and ancient mythology. Can you imagine that our whole world is changing right before our eyes and there is wall to wall ignorance on some of the most important spiritual details of what is happening and what the citizens of Earth should expect! Incredible!!

Superstitious Beliefs Getting More Common
Discovery News, 29th October 2010
Believers range from free-spirited types to high-powered businessmen. Some were drifters; others were brain surgeons.

  • Believing in the paranormal is actually more normal than you might think and may be growing more common.
  • Contrary to common stereotypes, there is no single profile of a person who accepts the paranormal.
  • It might be in our nature to look for patterns and meaning in strange and random events.

It's that time of year again. Ghosts, goblins and other spooky characters come out from the shadows and into our everyday lives.

For most people, the thrill lasts for a few weeks each October. But for true believers, the paranormal is an everyday fact, not just a holiday joke.

To understand what drives some people to truly believe, two sociologists visited psychic fairs, spent nights in haunted houses, trekked with Bigfoot hunters, sat in on support groups for people who had been abducted by aliens, and conducted two nationwide surveys.

Contrary to common stereotypes, the research revealed no single profile of a person who accepts the paranormal. Believers ranged from free-spirited types with low incomes and little education to high-powered businessmen. Some were drifters; others were brain surgeons.

This might bore some people but apparently, being supersitious is indicative of the level of human development and it seems that some serious re-wiring of the brain needs to be done so that individuals can think in a different more complex way. I would also like to add that believing in paranormal phenomena is not the same as being supersitious, and so it seems the author of this piece chose to write a headline grabber... but, believe me, there is not much enlightenment here...

Bill Gates: 'If you don't like geeks, you're in trouble.'
The Telegraph, 24th October 2010
He's the most charitable man on the planet, but how does the billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates indulge himself? Mary Riddell finds out in this exclusive interview.

Bill Gates is an economical man. He does not waste money, although he is as rich as Croesus, and nor does he waste words. After a muttered hello, he sits in silence, waiting for the questioning to begin. If this is unnerving, then so is the ceremonial that surrounds the arrival of the world’s second richest citizen.

In a tour timed with the precision of a state visit, he is whisked from hotel suite to television studio to an audience with the Prime Minister. What will he say to David Cameron? “The fact that he’s made it a priority to deliver aid to the poorest is a fantastic thing.” [...]

He has never, he says, longed for endless new cars or any of the trappings of materialism. “Well, I buy a lot of books, which is nice. I just buy them.”

I have always admired Bill Gates. I am not sure where he is on the evolutionary path, but I like the fact he is giving his money away and he reads books. I wonder if he would like a copy of my book?

Surprising Things That Inspire Trust
Refreshing News, 15th October 2010
Trust is an interesting concept. By the time you get to work in the morning, you may have chosen to trust or not trust a dozen people.

When you turn on the weather channel, you are choosing to trust the meteorologist. When you leave your jewelry on your dressing table, you do so because you trust the cleaning person who will come in the afternoon. When you count your change at the deli, you are choosing to not trust the cashier. Even spending money requires trusting that the otherwise worthless rectangle of green material in your hand has value.

Trust is what keeps our society functioning. Evolutionarily speaking, we must trust to survive. But it can be a slippery thing. What makes us trust people? And more curiously, what makes us trust some people but not others?

Maybe, some will find this listing useful...

'Black Swan' Author Says Investors Should Sue Nobel for Crisis
Bloomberg News, 8th October 2010
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “The Black Swan,” said investors who lost money in the financial crisis should sue the Swedish Central Bank for awarding the Nobel Prize to economists whose theories he said brought down the global economy.

“I want to make the Nobel accountable,” Taleb said today in an interview in London. “Citizens should sue if they lost their job or business owing to the breakdown in the financial system.”

Taleb said that the Nobel Prize for Economics has conferred legitimacy on risk models that caused investors’ losses and taxpayer-funded bailouts. Sweden’s central bank will announce the winner of this year’s award on Oct. 11. [...]

“If no one else sues them, I will,” said Taleb, who declined to say where or on what basis a lawsuit could be brought.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, has to be one of the most interesting intellectuals on the planet and I think he's great! If Taleb sues, it will make for some very interesting press coverage...

Social sensitivity trumps IQ in group intelligence
New Scientist, 2nd October 2010
If you're a headhunter looking for someone to work in a group, you might want to stop chasing down the most intelligent candidates. Group intelligence depends less on how smart individuals are and more on their social sensitivity, ability to take turns speaking, and the number of women in the group. So says Anita Woolley from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and colleagues, having measured group intelligence and the influences that individuals have on it. [...]
Individual intelligence as measured by IQ tests relies on the premise that people who are good at one task are generally good at several, which suggests that an underlying "general intelligence" exists. Although somewhat controversial, such tests can be used to predict how well a person will do in more complex tests. Woolley's team found a similar general intelligence in groups, and it was also a successful predictor of how well that group would perform at subsequent, more complex tasks. [...]
Woolley says she was surprised to find that neither the average intelligence of the group members nor the intelligence of the smartest member played much of a role in the overall group intelligence. Social sensitivity – measured using a test in which participants had to identify another person's feelings by looking at photographs of their eyes – was by far the most important factor. [...]
Woolley says that selection processes used to form groups in the workplace may need to be re-evaluated, shifting the focus from individual intelligence to collaboration skills.

Very interesting...

11 Year old Birke Baehr: ‘What’s Wrong with Our Food System’ [5:21]
Food Freedom/YouTube, 26th September 2010
Hello, I am Birke's mom. I just want everyone to know that his father and I did not write his TEDx Talk. We advised him a little here and there. Mostly he worked with? Joel Salatin over the phone and the organizers of the TEDxNGAVL crew. Birke at the age of 8 saw a post online about mercury in HFCS which led him to research and change the way our entire family thinks about food. The only credit we deserve is for encouraging him to follow his heart.

Very nice speech, full of commonsense and some brilliant quotes, this is my favourite (paraphrased):
Birke says, we should not eat sparkly cereals!

Drug recalls surge
CNN Money, 16th September 2010
NEW YORK ( -- Recalls of prescription and over the counter drugs are surging, raising questions about the quality of drug manufacturing in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration reported more than 1,742 recalls last year, skyrocketing from 426 in 2008, according to the Gold Sheet, a trade publication on drug quality that analyzes FDA data. One company, drug repackager Advantage Dose, accounted for more than 1,000 of those recalls. Even excluding Advantage Dose, which has shut down, recalls jumped 50% last year.

"We've seen a trend where the last four years are among the top five for the most number of drug recalls since we began tallying recalls in 1988," said Bowman Cox, managing editor of the Gold Sheet. "That's a meaningful development." The fast pace of drug recalls seems to be continuing in 2010. Drug recalls totaled 296 from January through June of this year, said Cox. "If we continue at this same rate, we could get 600 or more recalls by the end of the year," he said. "That's still a very high rate of recalls."

Hmmm... Well, this article really makes you wonder what is happening with pharmaceutical medicine. There is a major problem with placebos working too well, (the metaphysics of what is going on here is simply incredible) and now we are being told that they can't make drugs to the correct specifications anymore. Personally, I think something else is going on here, which no doubt higher-ups don't want to talk about, but I can tell you what I think. Simply, humans are evolving so quickly that drugs are not hitting the mark anymore, I am only speculating, but it's hard to see this any other way after all the accusations against the FDA, who in the past, have never really been that interested in quality...

China goes organic after scandal of cooking oil from sewers
The Telegraph, 30th August 2010
Organic food sales have taken off in China after a series of safety scares, including the disclosure that one in 10 meals is cooked using oil dredged from the sewer.

The market is worth an annual 10billion yuan (£1billion) having quadrupled in the past five years. For comparison, the British organic market is worth roughly £2billion. Interest has been promoted by a series of scares including toxic beans, contaminated milk and pork, pesticide-laced dumplings, chemically-tainted chicken, and the growing presence of what is known as “sewage oil”.

Night soil collectors typically visit the drains behind restaurants late at night to scoop up dregs of oil, which they filter and resell. The government, which released the figures, has promised to take action against the practice. But since there are no laws against skimming oil from drains, police have had to release any suspects.

I do keep pointing out that the worst DNA mutations and abnormalities keep happening in China. The Chinese environment is polluted and the food chain is severely compromised, to the point where they are not even concerned about baby milk, but this instance of re-cycled oil from the sewers is gross. It really makes you wonder about the level of consciousness at a group level.

Do-Gooders Get Voted Off Island First: People Don't Really Like Unselfish Colleagues, Psychologists Find
Science Daily, 20th August 2010
You know those goody-two-shoes who volunteer for every task and thanklessly take on the annoying details nobody else wants to deal with? That's right: Other people really can't stand them.

Four separate studies led by a Washington State University social psychologist have found that unselfish workers who are the first to throw their hat in the ring are also among those that coworkers most want to, in effect, vote off the island.

"It's not hard to find examples but we were the first to show this happens and have explanations for why," said Craig Parks, lead author of "The Desire to Expel Unselfish Members from the Group" in the current Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

The phenomenon has implications for business work groups, volunteer organizations, non-profit projects, military units, and environmental efforts, an interest of Parks' coauthor and former PhD student, Asako Stone.

Parks and Stone found that unselfish colleagues come to be resented because they "raise the bar" for what is expected of everyone. As a result, workers feel the new standard will make everyone else look bad. It doesn't matter that the overall welfare of the group or the task at hand is better served by someone's unselfish behavior, Parks said.

The whole article about this research is very interesting, but I think the basic premise applies to people who work hard too, (I personally don't think it makes them a do-gooder) because it puts the lazy ones in a difficult position. When I first worked in large companies, I was shocked to realise that some people did the absolute minimum they could get away with... Then there were some managers looking to empire build who would prefer a large team of incompetents than a small team with high productivity. Guess what? I was in a team that had consistently had the highest productivity rate in a very large in-house computing facility, but we still had one person who was completely useless (to the team), as she was only there because a higher-up wanted to promote her into management, where I am sure she would have become equally ineffective. Personally, I believe in "raising the bar" with the integration of science and metaphysics, because for those who are new to the message of my websites, our world is changing very quickly and the world has not been fully informed of the consequences. Unfortunately, it means I have come across a few, who do not have the ability to appreciate the thousands of hours of research to produce my book, websites and articles. I even had one idiot person, who tried to claim that I had channelled my book and therefore the 500 references must have come out of thin air...

A ‘habitual offender’ unleashes nearly half a billion salmonella-tainted eggs
Grist, 19th August 2010
USA Today reports that as many as 1,300 people have already been sickened by the tainted eggs. According to a recent GAO report, companies recover only about 36 percent of targeted products in a typical recall. That means that literally millions of people stand just an undercooked egg or an unwashed hand away from a nasty case of salmonella.

But then William Neuman's New York Times piece hipped me to the name of the owner of Wright County Farms: one Austin "Jack" DeCoster. That's when my sigh became a gasp. [...]

The outrage here is not that Wright County Eggs has released nearly half a billion tainted eggs into the market, exposing untold numbers of people to sickness. DeCoster's record of abuse -- of people and the environment -- has taught anyone who's paying attention to expect such things from his operations.

The outrage is that regulatory authorities at both the state and national levels have allowed him to continue hiring workers and producing food as violations piled up.

Jack DeCoster(Lewiston, Maine Sun-Journal)Jack DeCoster is one of the most reviled names in industrial agriculture.

Capitalism and psychopaths, another dire example... so the authorities in Ohio know this person is running a really horrible operation, they don't shut it down, but wait for something really nasty to happen first...

Trusting people make better lie detectors, 13th August 2010
Trusting others may not make you a fool or a Pollyanna, according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science. Instead it can be a sign that you're smart. [...]

People high in trust were more accurate at detecting the liars—the more people showed trust in others, the more able they were to distinguish a lie from the truth. The more faith in their fellow humans they had, the more they wanted to hire the honest interviewees and to avoid the lying ones. Contrary to the stereotype, people who were low in trust were more willing to hire liars and they were also less likely to be aware that they were liars.

The results are no surprise to me! However, I think the concept of trust here is misplaced. If you are a liar and distrustful about everything and everyone then there is NO ability to be able to detect goodness and this explains why warped people can't tell the difference between liars and non liars. Simply, if you are honest and decent and are looking for honest decent people, then often, warning bells go off loud and clear when those that don't match this requirement appear. This understanding also helps with those who immediately start mudslinging for no apparent reason, it's a clear indication that these people are problematic, these are the manipulators who should be avoided.

Danger! Empathy and Psychopathy as Competing Value Systems in Politics and Economics
Huffington Post, 3rd August 2010
Four to five percent of the population is born without a capacity for empathy. It is a neurological lack. A psychopath may be a genius and become a multimillionaire, but he will never be able to understand empathetic values.

In fact, because of the grandiosity of these personalities and consequent intense denial they have toward their shortcomings, they are arguably less capable of understanding empathy than a congenitally deaf person is of understanding music. Their minds are closed. Psychopaths treat the empathetic majority as the defective ones and seek relentlessly to remake the world in their own image, to proselytize their viewpoint and values and to "teach" their "defective" empathetic fellows to think like them. [...]

By contrast, today's large corporations are run like banana republics by tin-pot dictators. The checks and balances are gone. The replacement of the Greatest Generation's empathetic values with psychopathic values is evident in the manner in which executive salaries have skyrocketed past all possible justification while rank and file wages and benefits have been eviscerated and jobs ruthlessly outsourced. The devastation they have wrought on lives and communities is further exacerbated by their relentless corruption of government at all levels into a kleptocratic source of revenue. They have become intolerable parasites.

Good article. I am much more interested in psychopaths after coming across various New Agers who fit the description of narcissists, malignant narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths. The real jokers are the ones talking about spiritual evolution who have clearly never read a text book on the subject, but demonstrate in their business practices that they are ruthless liars. Of couse, these people use extreme methods to try and get what they think is rightfully theirs, so if you are involved in the scene, it's well worth studying this subject to avoid being the subject of these manipulators.

40 billionaires pledge to donate half their wealth
MSNBC News, 4th August 2010
More than three dozen of America's wealthiest individuals and families have joined Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in agreeing to give away at least half their fortunes to charity.

The announcement was made Wednesday by The Giving Pledge, an effort officially launched by Gates and Buffett earlier this year to persuade the richest people in America to commit to giving the majority of their wealth to the philanthropic causes and charitable organizations of their choice, either during their lifetime or after their death.

In addition to Buffett and Gates — America's two wealthiest individuals, with a combined net worth of $90 million, according to Forbes — 38 other billionaires are taking the give-it-away pledge. They include New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, entertainment executive Barry Diller, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens, media mogul Ted Turner, David Rockefeller, film director George Lucas and investor Ronald Perelman.

"We’ve really just started, but already we’ve had a terrific response,” Buffett, co-founder and chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said in a statement. “At its core, the Giving Pledge is about asking wealthy families to have important conversations about their wealth and how it will be used. "We’re delighted that so many people are doing just that – and that so many have decided to not only take this pledge but also to commit to sums far greater than the 50 percent minimum level.”

Difficult to know what to say. Maybe this is some recognition that the United States has been destroyed by greed and capitalism has failed.

Modern-day Robin Hood hands out £600,000 to poor families after 'robbing' Las Vegas casinos
Daily Mail, 29th July 2010
He calls himself Robin Hood and has vowed to take from the rich to give to the poor. But this modern-day version of the legendary outlaw doesn't roam Sherwood Forest - he strikes at the casinos of glittering Las Vegas. The mysterious cardsharp uses his skills as a professional gambler to 'rob' the casinos and give his winnings to hard-up families.

OK, some might not agree, but this person is shifting his focus from himself to others and the confession of his crying and an emotional release is interesting. From what I understand, this strongly implies the reconfiguration of his energy field associated with the process of evolving consciousness.

Gang culture makes maximum security jails less stable, warns Anne Owers
The Guardian, 13th July 2010
Ken Clarke's rehabilitation revolution unlikely to cut record 85,000 jail population, says outgoing chief inspector of prisons

Maximum security prisons in England and Wales are less stable, more difficult to run and potentially less safe than nine years ago, the outgoing chief inspector of prisons has warned. Dame Anne Owers says maximum security prisons have been remarkably safe places but this was threatened by growing numbers of young men, often from an inner-city gang culture, serving increasingly long sentences who might feel they have little to lose.

Solution: Get them dancing! I recently made the amazing discovery on YouTube of the dancing prisoners of Cebu, Philippines, who are now very popular. At first, I could not believe that a prison full of hardened criminals took to dancing like ducks to water, but they are world recognized sensation! There is a documentary clip of the warden Byron Garcia explaining the story but sorry I can't find the link. Here is a recent article: Cebu’s dancing inmates hit it big again -- New release on YouTube & this is a recent video: Ambassadors of Goodwill-Cebu Dancing Inmates .

I have watched many of the dance routines, but the Ambassadors are former Dancing Inmates who have bonded together to spread the message of peace, love, compassion and repentance to all jails in the Philippines in line with Mr. Byron Garcia's crusade on spreading his "Music and Dance Therapy" to all jails nationwide. This video made my cry with joy. As far as I am concerned, this is a little more evidence of the rising consciousness on this planet. People have scoffed, but the prisoners are proud of their achievements. This is the famous "Thriller" 2007 version (42,769,848+ views!!!!) that caused Michael Jackson's choreography to go to the Phillipines in 2010 and work with the prisoners to create an exclusive video for Sony Entertainment, bigtime success! See "Thriller" (original upload) & Do not miss this! Michael Jackson's This Is It - They Don't Care About Us - Dancing Inmates HD

Psychopaths in the Gulf
Dr. Sircus Blog, 12th July 2010
The concept of “corporate psychopaths” is an emerging realization and has been described by Dr. Robert Hare who is a world-renowned psychiatrist and professor at the University of British Columbia. The 2008 Australian documentary, I, Psychopath, points out that the vast majority of psychopaths are not crazed axe murderers:

“Most of them function incognito in high-powered professions, all the way to the very top.” These are people who have no conscience. They are described as being manipulative, charming, glib, deceptive, parasitic, irresponsible, selfish, callous, promiscuous, impulsive, antisocial, and aggressive. Their main defect—what psychologists call “severe emotional detachment” or a total lack of empathy and remorse—is concealed and harder to describe than the symptoms of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.”

I think the BP CEO clearly showed this cold blooded lack of empathy with his glib response that fisherman were getting sick due to food poisoning. However, it has soon become very clear that BP's dispersant Corexit, is extremely toxic -- enough to corrode the hulls of boats -- and now hundreds of people are suffering.

The Creativity Crisis
Newsweek, 10th July 2010
[...] The accepted definition of creativity is production of something original and useful, and that’s what’s reflected in the tests. There is never one right answer. To be creative requires divergent thinking (generating many unique ideas) and then convergent thinking (combining those ideas into the best result). [...]

Like intelligence tests, Torrance’s test—a 90-minute series of discrete tasks, administered by a psychologist—has been taken by millions worldwide in 50 languages. Yet there is one crucial difference between IQ and CQ scores. With intelligence, there is a phenomenon called the Flynn effect—each generation, scores go up about 10 points. Enriched environments are making kids smarter. With creativity, a reverse trend has just been identified and is being reported for the first time here: American creativity scores are falling.

Interesting article. However, from my perspective, I don't see a lot of receptivity for original thinking especially if it threatens the status quo or does not offer a proven formula for those who are not risk takers.

Choosing healthy foods now called a mental disorder
Natural News, 29th June 2010
In its never-ending attempt to fabricate "mental disorders" out of every human activity, the psychiatric industry is now pushing the most ridiculous disease they've invented yet: Healthy eating disorder.

This is no joke: If you focus on eating healthy foods, you're "mentally diseased" and probably need some sort of chemical treatment involving powerful psychotropic drugs. The Guardian newspaper reports, "Fixation with healthy eating can be sign of serious psychological disorder" and goes on to claim this "disease" is called orthorexia nervosa -- which is basically just Latin for "nervous about correct eating."


The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud: Undercover Police engaged in Purposeful Provocation
At Tax Payers' Expense

Global Researcher, 27th June 2010
Toronto is right now in the midst of a massive government / media propaganda fraud. As events unfold, it is becoming increasingly clear that the 'Black Bloc' are undercover police operatives engaged in purposeful provocations to eclipse and invalidate legitimate G20 citizen protest by starting a riot. Government agents have been caught doing this before in Canada. Canadian "Bureaucratic Economizing" Exposes The Fraud

That the ‘black bloc’ provocateurs and the uniformed armoured police are wearing in Toronto (as at Montebello) the identical government issued combat boots, has at least one positive aspect. It looks as if someone in the procurement bureaucracy was at least trying to do some economizing in the spending of the one billion dollars that this G20 fiasco has wrested from the taxpayers. Very sensibly, these bureaucrats wanted to provide the same sturdy combat boots for both the uniformed police officers as well as the undercover ones. How wonderfully Canadian.

Absolutely obvious.... come on, rioters wearing police riot gear... Well, since people don't make up enough trouble these days, we see report after report of trouble being made up by the controllers for political purposes, it's all so pathetic...

Billionaires plan to put the world to rights following secret supper
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are among those signing up to the greatest private donation in history

The Guardian, 20th June 2010
It was a dinner meeting that fed the appetites of the world's conspiracy theorists just as much as those sitting down to eat. Held in May 2009 at a secret location in New York, the meal was a meeting between some of the globe's richest billionaires, organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. A year later, we know what they were talking about. Not taking over the world, but working out ways to give away billions of dollars. [...]

The meeting was called the "first supper". There have been, according to Fortune, second and third suppers since then. Finally, a strategy has emerged around a "pledge" whereby billionaires who sign up promise to give away 50% of their net worth. If it works, the group will be the greatest private philanthropic effort in history

Maybe, the billionaires are actually frightened and think that throwing money at the situation will help. Unfortunately, corruption seems to be systemic, so the money will probably find it's way into the wrong hands and them be used for evil purposes. Well, we are living at a time when universal forces are now flooding the planet and I await some real positive action.

Catalan Police Force issue Club Bilderberg complaint
Free Planet, 8th June 2010
American Free Press's Mark Anderson, reporting from the last day of the Sitges Bilderberg meeting in eastern Spain, dropped the reporting BOMBSHELL that the Catalan Police Force, who were contracted by 'Club Bilderberg' (as it's known in Europe) to protect their global elitist members, has submitted an official complaint in the form of a Catalan Police Union Press Release to the local Sitges newspaper stating, "The abuse of the public police force as a Private Army to enforce a corporate regime such as Club Bilderberg is a bad use of resources."

I don't normally comment, but this is interesting, more signs of evolving consciousness...

Is the internet making us quick but shallow?
CNN, 7th June 2010
During a recent commencement address at Hampton University in Virginia, Barack Obama described the way today's internet-powered media environment "bombards us with all kinds of content." He warned students that iPads, Xboxes, and other popular digital gadgets can turn information into "a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" rather than a means "of empowerment."

As soon as the president's remarks were made public, knees began jerking throughout the blogosphere. Patricia Greenfield, a leading developmental psychologist who teaches at UCLA, warned in a 2009 Science article that a growing body of scientific evidence indicates that spending a lot of time with computers, smartphones, and other such devices weakens people's ability to think deeply, critically, and creatively. As we rush around the web gathering little pieces of information, we seem to be training our brains to be quick but superficial.

Maybe, the author Carr and the President are addressing the problem that people don't think. It's almost out of fashion. Quite frankly, if people don't think, certain wiring in the brain atrophies and the typical responses are knee jerk reactions, exactly as the author stated. Picking up bits and pieces of information, is like collecting pieces of different jig-saw puzzles and not being able to make sense of any of the pictures.... To do that requires time for reflection. What's more, for some strange reason, some people think that not thinking is spiritual and the real manipulators make a lot of money advocating cognitive suicide. Our world is on the threshold of major changes, but I can only count a few sources that have given me much insight into what we can expect in the future and that's because very few have been really thinking about what has been happening in our cosmic environment in the last two decades.

FDA defeated in federal court over censorship of truthful health claims
Natural News, 4th June 2010
Health freedom has just been handed a significant victory by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which ruled last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the First Amendment rights of a nutritional supplement company when it censored truthful, scientifically-backed claims about how selenium can help reduce the risk of cancer.

Good News! Well, health supplements are too cheap for the FDA, they want people to get sick and then stay sick, by being forced fed highly toxic useless drugs because it makes some people very wealthy. The evidence is hard to ignore.

Homeopathy is witchcraft, say doctors
Homeopathy is "witchcraft" and the National Health Service should not pay for it, the British Medical Association has declared.

The Telegraph, 15th May 2010
Hundreds of members of the BMA have passed a motion denouncing the use of the alternative medicine, saying taxpayers should not foot the bill for remedies with no scientific basis to support them.

The BMA has previously expressed scepticism about homoeopathy, arguing that the rationing body, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence should examine the evidence base and make a definitive ruling about the use of the remedies in the NHS.

The fight goes on.... From what I understand of the research of Jacques Benveniste, there is an electromagnetic resonance that is transferred in highly diluted compounds and this can be transferred to cells in the human body to trigger a healing response. All doctors swear the Hippocratic Oath to DO NO HARM, but when others try to heal using simple methods, instead of with dangerous drugs that can't beat placebo, they are met with resistance and name calling. Actually after reading the classic version of the Hippocratic Oath, it seems that doctors have strayed a very very long way from the original ideals.


This was sent to me from Sebastian in Germany: "here is an interesting article about a master course in homeopathy at my home town university in to your article about the british medical society....."
"The European Library for Homeopathy is closely connected with the tradition. The homeopathic discipline returns to its place of origin Köthen in the direct vicinity of the former resi- dence of Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy. At the same time the Library is facing the future. Parts of the curriculum of the first German Masters course in homeopathy at the Otto- von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, which will start in win- ter 2010/2011, will take place right here. The course is aimed at doctors, dentists, veterinarians and pharmacists who want to study a scientifically based method of homeopathy. The course is aimed at both experienced practitioners as well as beginners who are interested in highly qualified training." link
Thanks, Sebastian

Materialistic People Liked Less by Peers Than 'Experiential' People
Science Daily, 16th April 2010
People who pursue happiness through material possessions are liked less by their peers than people who pursue happiness through life experiences, according to a new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology Professor Leaf Van Boven.

Van Boven has spent a decade studying the social costs and benefits of pursuing happiness through the acquisition of life experiences such as traveling and going to concerts versus the purchase of material possessions like fancy cars and jewelry.

"We have found that material possessions don't provide as much enduring happiness as the pursuit of life experiences," Van Boven said.

The "take home" message in his most recent study, which appears in this month's edition of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, is that not only will investing in material possessions make us less happy than investing in life experiences, but that it often makes us less popular among our peers as well.

Actually, I would be interested in the same comparison between those who consider themselves to be spiritual, but maybe that is asking too much, as we live in a society where labels matter more than substance and superficiality reigns supreme.

Sudden Mass American Enlightenment Puzzles Congress and Causes National Security Alert
SOTT, 1st April 2010
Washington - President Obama, U.S. congressmen and their aides held an emergency four hour-long meeting Wednesday to decide what action to take to stem a sudden and unprecedented mass enlightenment of the US population that threatens to destabilize the Government and create a fiscal crisis.

Millions of citizens jubilantly celebrated their new awareness as they suddenly realized they have been lied to all their lives on just about everything by their psychopathic, conscienceless leaders of major corporations, government and security agencies.

Residents in all major cities across the United States awoke Wednesday morning complaining that they were experiencing an inexplicable mental clarity that was causing them to realize the way they were about to spend their day was utterly pointless, a potential health threat and would only add energy and finances to a powerful wealthy elite that had been ruling their lives since as long as they could remember.

Satire! Besides this piece being quite hilarious there is more than a ring a truth here... with the change of energies on the planet, who is to say that this scenario could not happen... read on!

Dutch prisons use psychics to help prisoners contact the dead
The Telegraph, 26th March 2010
Paul van Bree, a self-styled "paragnost" or clairvoyant, has been hired by the Dutch prison service to teach prisoners how to "love themselves".

"I tell them that dead relatives are doing well and that they love them. That brings them peace. Big strong men burst into tears," he said. [...]

The Dutch paranormal, who describes himself as the "happy Buddha" told De Tijd magazine that he is not the only psychic healer employed by the Dutch justice ministry. He has claimed that by talking to both the prisoner and the prisoner's dead parents he can discover key psychological insights to help the prison authorities rehabilitate criminals.

In the New Age world, anything goes, but the establishment paying is something else....

Husband: Ala. prof went to range before shooting
Associated Press, 15th February 2010
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The husband of an Alabama college professor accused of shooting her colleagues says the couple went to a shooting range weeks before the killing but he didn't know where she got the gun.

James Anderson told The Associated Press Monday that he did not know how long Amy Bishop had a gun before Friday's attack. He says the family did not own a gun. [...]

On Sunday The Boston Globe reported that Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, were questioned by investigators after a package containing two pipe bombs was sent to one of Bishop's colleagues, Dr. Paul Rosenberg, at Children's Hospital Boston in 1993.

The details of the pipebomb received by a former boss that she was in conflict with, do changed things considerably and I think a mental health professional needs to comment! I will say that this woman is intelligent but she has a very crude way of making her anger felt! Another later version: Alabama: University Shooter Fired Suddenly, Says Survivor

Is Accused Murderer Dr. Amy Bishop An Academic Fraud, Delusional or Both?
Shepherds and Black Sheep, 15th February 2010
[...] A review of the archived web pages of Dr. Bishop on the University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences' website discloses numerous red flags that may well be the reason Dr. Bishop was denied tenure.

In fact, after studying and comparing Dr. Bishop's archived web pages over the five plus years she was at UAH, one is left with an abiding and growing suspicion that Dr. Bishop is either an academic fraud or totally delusional
in the same vein as the Jack Nicholson' character in Stephen King's The Shining, who believed he was writing the next great American novel only for his wife to discover he had been typing the same sentence over and over and over all winter long.

Maybe we will discover that Dr. Bishop is just a run of the mill sociopath for whom killing those in her way, whether they be colleagues or family, registers no greater blip on her emotional chart than, say, severing the spines of live animals to determine if she can induce neuron recovery by first subjecting the soon to be paralyzed animals to varying doses of nitric oxide, which, but the way, is fatal when overdosed, and which just so happens to be a fair restatement of Nos. 8 and 9 on Dr. Bishop's essentially static "research plan" since she arrived at UAH.

Put aside my obvious and impossible to disguise disgust with scientific research predicated on torturing animals. What still remains is that Dr. Bishop has been regurgitating the same static research plan for years: [...]

Evidence strongly suggests that Dr. Bishop used her husband, her family and by all appearances the sham 'Cherokee Labsystems' to fabricate a record of recent accomplishments. Her use of essentially an online vanity publisher further diminishes her professional stature.

It should have been no surprise to Dr. Bishop that the University easily saw through the smoke and mirrors and that she would not receive tenure. But an oversized ego can be blinding.

It seems clear that Dr. Bishop re-wrote the rules for herself. Rather than face the reality that she needed to conduct real research and publish substantial, scholarly work in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Bishop tried to cheat her way to tenure. And, when that failed, it appears Dr. Bishop premeditated a new plan: if you don't accept what I publish, you will perish.

Oh dear! The description of her being a sociopath may not be adequate.... The problem with society as a whole is the deference to people who can pass exams on specialist subjects but whose focus is so narrow, they are not able to see the Big Picture. Hence, someone who thought that making up peer reviewed scientific papers to get tenure cannot possibly be 'smart' in fact it sounds like the complete opposite. Well, I have come across people with no academic qualifications but are desperate to make it seem that they are capable of doing some original research (or more likely they wanted to give the impression that they sat on a cloud one day and somehow "channelled" the information) hence attempting to pass off someone else's work as their own, that's called no integrity and common in the New Age world. (Yes, I did hear about Neale Donald Walsch and the Christmas story, it's pathetic, but mild compared to what else is going on). Yet, in the same way that professors are put through a review process for tenure, it seem that we all have to be vigilant and be aware that there are people who will give one lie after the other and then do something very nasty if they don't get their way. Yes, I have been at the receiving end so I know...

Cut working week to 21 hours, urges think tank
BBC News, 13th February 2010
The working week should be cut to 21 hours to help boost the economy and improve quality of life, a left-wing think tank has said. The New Economics Foundation claimed in a report the reduction in hours would help to ease unemployment and overwork.

The think tank said people were working longer hours now than 30 years ago even though unemployment was at 2.5 million. The foundation admitted people would earn less, but said they would have more time to carry out worthy tasks. They would have better scope to look after children or other dependants, there would be more opportunity for civic duties, and older people could even delay retirement, it said.

'Better employees' Anna Coote, co-author of the 21 Hours report, said: "So many of us live to work, work to earn, and earn to consume, and our consumption habits are squandering the earth's natural resources.

Are we having a break out of sanity?

Stop selling unlicensed natural health remedies: pharmacy regulators
National Post, 7th February 2010
Makers of natural-health products say they are bracing for widespread layoffs and millions of dollars in losses after Canada's pharmacy regulators issued a surprise directive recently urging druggists to stop selling unlicensed natural remedies.

The order affects thousands of herbal treatments, multi-vitamins and other products, most of them waiting for approval from Health Canada under a backlogged, five-year-old program to regulate natural-health goods.

The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) says pharmacists cannot be assured the products are safe until they are granted a government licence, and should not sell them in those circumstances.

I know that over the years there has been various attacks on natural health remedies, from those being supported by pharmacutical companies wishing to remove them form the market but now the situation has become critical. It is now know that pharmacutical companies are in trouble because the "placebo effect" is getting stronger, ie people's own belief system is helping to cure rather than a specific drug. So many new drugs they have hoped to place on the market are worthless and older drugs would never pass new tests. It's a very interesting situation.

Avatar set to steam ahead of Titanic as the biggest money-spinner yet
Times Online, 25th January 2010
James Cameron’s science fiction epic Avatar is expected to become today the most commercially successful film ever made, overtaking his Titanic. According to estimates released last night, the 3-D movie was just $2 million short of Titanic’s record global ticket sales of $1,843 million.

Avatar is also widely tipped to do well at the Oscars, although Quentin Tarantino’s war-time satire Inglourious Basterds has emerged as a serious contender after winning top honours at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

I am wondering: Is Avatar the perfect antidote to the horrendous 2012 film? This is a review by Michael Rivero from the very political website, he just so happened to have 30 years in visual effects and computer animation for over 30 years. This is a quote;
"At two hours and twenty five minutes, the movie is longer than the usual theatrical fare, but trust me, you won't know it. The film flows so smoothly you will be at the end before you realize it, and perhaps a touch disappointed that it is over and that you have to leave Pandora to return to your own portion of planet Earth. After living with the Na'Vi, Earth is going to be a bit of a let-down."
AVATAR - A REVIEW & The troubling politics of Avatar

Avatar wins Best Motion Picture Drama
Eye Witness News, 18th January 2010
The blockbuster Avatar on Monday won Best Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes. The epic fantasy film was directed by James Cameron who also won Best Director. Cameron and his team were thrilled with their win. “We all have the best job in the world and what we do is to make entertainment for a global audience and that is what the Golden Globes mean,” said Cameron.

Brilliant! I am quite pleased that the movie Avatar is having such success, as it helps people to think about another better world, rather than focus on the 2012: the end-of-the-world madcap film portrayal, that goes OTT on the destruction of our current world. I am quite looking forward to watching this film, sometime in the near future. This is interesting, Confucius says no to ‘subversive’ blockbuster Avatar

Most people believe in angels: poll
Otago Daily Times, 17th January 2010
Copy: Poor levels of scientific literacy in Western countries, including New Zealand, are "highly disturbing", Australian science communication researcher Dr Carol Oliver says.

Dr Oliver was in Dunedin this week to gave a lecture at the University of Otago on "Miracles, angels, UFOs and fortune-telling" and aspects of science communication.

A recent Nielsen survey showed 63% of Australians believed in miracles, 51% in angels, and 34% in UFOs, she said.

Most Australians (55%) preferred a God-guided or biblical account of the development of human beings over Darwinian evolution.

In the United States, 79% of Americans believed in miracles, 68% in angels and demons, and 36% in alien visitations, with only a "staggeringly low" 40% of people believing the Darwinian account of evolution, she said.

A recent Massey University survey also found 39% of New Zealand adults believed fortune-tellers could predict the future, 28% that good luck charms worked and 25% that star signs affected an individual's future. Most adults in the Western world were considered scientifically illiterate, and this was unchanged in about 50 years of regular measurement.

Dr Oliver, of the University of New South Wales, said in an interview that poor understanding of science could cause many difficulties, including for juries trying to interpret scientific evidence, and for people trying to grasp climate change and related issues. There was scope to further improve the communication skills of scientists, and the establishment of Otago University's Centre for Science Communication was a positive move, she said.

Interesting statistics!

The Avatar effect: Movie-goers feel depressed and even suicidal at not being able to visit utopian alien planet
Daily Mail, 12th January 2010
A utopian planet inhabited by blue aliens is the ideal setting for a bit of cinematic escapism. But the world of the sci-fi epic Avatar is so perfect the line between fact and fiction has become somewhat blurred. Movie-goers have admitted being plagued by depression and suicidal thoughts at not being able to visit the planet Pandora.

No surprise, most people realise that life on this planet sucks, but a brilliantly produced utopian world in a movie showing you what life could be like is probably too much for many people. I note the Catholic Church review of the film and the conclusion, must be very confusing for environmentalists, especially after all the talk of being green. Obviously, "blue aliens" demonstrating a love for nature is not giving the same message as "green business" wrapped up as religion.... Hence the following quote:
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said that while the movie reviews are just that — film criticism, not theological pronouncements — they do reflect Pope Benedict XVI's views on the dangers of turning nature into a "new divinity." Vatican says 'Avatar' is no masterpiece
Yes, very confusing, see New Year message, Pope urges lifestyle changes to save environment. Also, check out the photoshop image at LOL!! Vatican Not Happy Avatar Promotes Nature Worship

Hundreds strip in NYC for no-pants subway ride
Yahoo News, 10th January 2010
NEW YORK – Hundreds of New Yorkers have been riding the city's subway trains in their underwear. They stripped down to their undies on Sunday for the ninth annual No Pants Subway Ride. The idea is to act like nothing unusual is going on. Participants met up at six locations throughout the city. They formed groups and dispersed to subway stations to catch trains. Once inside the subway cars, they began calmly removing their pants and folding them up.

Most people read magazines or chatted with their companions like any other straphanger. The event started in 2002 with just seven people. It has spread to other cities. The stunt is organized by Improv Everywhere, a group that says its mission is to cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places

LOL!! The chaos and joy revolution!

France 'to criminalise shouting at your wife'
The Telegraph, 6th January 2010
Married couples could be arrested and charged for insulting each other under a new law in France banning 'psychological violence'.

The proposed legislation would punish partners who 'overstep the mark' during verbal spats in the home. The law would apply to husbands and wives, as well as cohabiting couples. It is expected to cover every kind of slur from repeated rude remarks about a partner's appearance, false allegations of infidelity and threats of physical violence. Mr Fillon said: "It's an important move forward as the creation of this offence will let us tackle the most insidious situations, the ones that leave no physical scars but which still injure the victims inside."

But some experts have called the law a gimmick that will be impossible to enforce, and that the government should not be interfere in non-violent domestic squabbles.

Well, you have to have experienced this kind of abuse to understand the damage, but I have no idea how this can be effectively applied in a society, but it will be interesting to watch. Maybe, France are serious about encouraging high Gross National Happiness.

SAUDI ARABIA: Kingdom steps up hunt for 'witches' and 'black magicians'
LA Times, 26th November 2009
When the popular 46-year-old Lebanese psychic Ali Sibat went on-air and made his predictions about the future, the phone lines of the satellite television station Sheherazade used to be flooded with calls. But what the star psychic probably did not predict was that his claims to supernatural prowess would land him a death sentence.

"He was the most popular psychic on the channel," the Lebanese news agency Naharnet quoted Sibat’s lawyer May Khansa as saying. "The number of callers, including from all over the gulf, spiked in number when he appeared."

But while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last year, Sibat was spotted by religious police in the holy city of Medina. Their job it is to battle vice and uphold virtue in the ultraconservative kingdom. o they arrested Sibat in his room at the Medina Hotel on charges of sorcery. On Nov. 9, Sibat was given a death sentence by a Mecca court for allegedly practicing witchcraft.

This is a country living in the dark ages.... By killing people who have developed their intuitive abilities, authorities are trying to counteract the spiritual evolution of humanity, a desperate attempt to maintain power through fear...

German banker admits transferring money from rich to help poorer clients
The Guardian, 24th November 2009
In these financially troubled times, bankers tend not to score too highly on the scale of public admiration, with their bonuses, bailouts and bad loans. But today details emerged of a woman who may confound the popular view that everyone in the industry is in it for themselves.

The 62-year-old branch head of one German bank was hailed as a hero after she confessed to transferring money from rich customers to help her poorer clients. Already, she has been dubbed "Die Robin Hood Bankerin".

She was given a 22-month suspended sentence after moving more than €7.6m (£6.9m) in 117 transfers between 2003 and 2005. The court in Bonn was told that the employee, who has not been named, took no money for herself.

This is not the first Robin Hood banker, that has been found out in recent years, so it makes you wonder how often it happens. The fact that this person is hailed as "a good samaritan" tells us that people value bankers who manage money to support others -- NOT just continuously helping the rich who don't need the help.

How Will Religion Evolve?
New York Times, 19th November 2009
Does religion have a future? Who looks more like an evolutionary dead end: the religious American or the agnostic European? Or will both give way to some sort of compromise — people bound by new institutions that provide the social benefits of religion without belief in a traditional deity?

I raise these questions after reading my colleague Nicholas Wade’s fascinating new book, “The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures,” in which he argues that people have a genetically based urge to worship, engraved by natural selection in the mind’s neural circuits because of the tremendous advantage religion conferred on early societies. (You can read a summary of the argument in his Week in Review article. [...]

What would the product of such a transformation look like? One possibility that occurs to me is a version of environmentalism, but with better music and with rituals that are more elegant than sorting garbage. A Church of Green could provide some of the same moral lessons and communal values as traditional religions, and I suspect it’s no coincidence that green fervor is especially prevalent in European countries where traditional religion is on the decline.

Well it is my firm belief that rapid evolutionary change will drive changes on many different levels and all organisations will be forced to 'evolve'. Religions have been successful in the past because they have been designed to appeal to people with a limited level of human development but metaphysicians and psychologists believe there are signs that the mass of humanity will soon experience a massive leap in consciousness.

I have now decided that the trigger will be finding out that the inhabitants of Earth are not the only lifeform on this planet. This will precipitate a crisis that will hopeful result in the masses attaining a higher level of consciousness. There are a few people who have already been through these stages and they are going to act as midwives for others. The writer John Tierney suggests Churches focusing on 'environmentalism' and this meme is already well established but I think that a huge shift in consciousness is going to propel many people into a more 'cosmic' understanding of their reality.

At the moment, the Catholic Church seem to be making the greatest effort to understand the UAP/ET phenomena and evolutionary change (see archives) so that they can work out some kind of new theological understanding. I have NEVER liked the Catholic Church but I respect the fact that they are fully aware of what is taking place on this planet and cannot be accused of being asleep. There does not seem to be much evidence of similar efforts by other religious groups, but it does not mean that work is not being done elsewhere too. See Chile: Catholic University Holds UFO Colloquium

Children left 'vulnerable' by therapy culture
The rise of a celebrity-fuelled “therapy culture” is damaging a generation of children, according to new book.

The Telegraph, 16th November 2009
"An increase in reality TV programmes, self-help guides and confessional autobiographies is leaving young people feeling increasingly “vulnerable” and unable to cope with normal pressure, it was claimed.

Kathryn Ecclestone, professor of education at Birmingham University, said the trend had been driven by New Labour which had “responded to popular concerns about emotional vulnerability and unhappiness” by rewriting the way education is delivered in schools, colleges and universities.

She said hundreds of millions of pounds had been spent since 1997 on nurture groups, wellbeing classes, mentoring schemes, counsellors and drama workshops with little tangible evidence that they worked."

I really can't quite see why trying to care for children and young adults with emotional issues and trauma is cause for complaint.

Police haven’t a clue about Spiritualism
Paranormal Review, 13th November 2009
Spiritualists are used to being derided for their beliefs, so it is excellent news that an industrial tribunal has upheld such beliefs as religious views that deserve respect.

A Manchester Police employee, Alan Power, who lost his job after just three weeks because of his belief in mediumship and life after death , was wrongly dismissed, an appeal court in central London has decided.

The 62-year-old Spiritualist, of Birkenhead, worked for Greater Manchester Police in October last year but was apparently sacked for claiming that psychics should be used to crack crimes, and also for “his current work in the psychic field”.

Mr Power’s claim for unfair dismissal was upheld at an earlier hearing in Manchester, when Judge Peter Russell ruled that his viewpoint was “capable of being religious beliefs” covered by the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003.

Well, I have featured eco-warriors, so now it's a Spiritualist who has won his appeal for unfair dismissal. I actually disagree with the headline, because it seems that there are quite a few stories of psychics working for the police and even a recent story where psychics gave a reading, where the police were criticised, see Police spend thousands investigating suicide as 'murder' after psychics claim to have spoken to dead man's ghost

BBC poll shows widespread disaffection with capitalism
World Socialist News, 12th November 2009
A global poll by the British Broadcasting Corporation’s World Service shows widespread disaffection with the capitalist free market, including a significant opposition to capitalism per se.

Conducted by GlobeScan/PIPA, the poll interviewed more than 29,000 people in 27 countries, between June 19 and October 13, 2009. These were in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Chile, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Pakistan, China, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Nigeria, Egypt and Kenya.

The poll found that more than three in five respondents were opposed to free-market capitalism. Some 89 percent believed that capitalism was not working, with a majority of those questioned in 22 of the countries indicating strong support for government intervention to support greater regulation of business and the market, in favour of a more socially equitable division of wealth.

I note this is a global poll because there are still many parts of the world that still value the quality of life and have not succumbed to rampant materialism. The state of avarice, greed, jealousy that is summed up in the expression of "keeping up with the Joneses", is below the level of empowerment on the map of conciousness and equates to the level of pride. Hence, note the tremendous efforts that are made to keep people thinking about their appearances, but it is also clear that underneath most people are fairly miserable as the tabloids love to reveal. I have no interest in promoting articles that talk about government control as they exist to maintain power and are not interested in encouraging enlightenment.

The rise of Japan’s 'girlie man' generation
Forget the salarymen, Japan's new 'herbivore' generation of males believe that life is far more important than work

The Times, 5th November 2009
Yasuo Takeuchi makes an improbable radical. Skinny, wearing jeans, a striped sports shirt and a baby blue cardigan, he is fidgety and talks in a near whisper. He is 33, works for a major publisher in Tokyo and inspired a label now applied to a new generation of Japanese men. He is the archetypal soshokukei danshi, “herbivorous male” or Ojo-man “girlie man”.

Herbivores are shy and quiet. They seek the friendship of women and spurn aggressive dating. They are thrifty and abhor consumerism. They like quiet evenings in with friends rather than drinking till they vomit in the izakaya bars of Tokyo. They are the antithesis of the macho Japanese salarymen, on whose long-suffering shoulders modern Japan was built.

For those who want to know how the evolution of consciousness is playing out in another culture, this article is quite enlightening. It would be interesting to have the viewpoint of psychologists who monitor human development, but from the system of Spiral Dynamics, that I think is quite a good system of calibration (but there are others that relate to the evolution of consciousness), I think we have a clear move away here from the 'Orange' meme and a move to the 'Green' meme without the talk of environmentalism.

BREAKING NEWS: Obama is awarded Nobel Peace Prize. . . after just ten months in office
Daily Mail, 9th October 2009
"Barack Obama has sensationally been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The choice shocked Nobel observers because Mr Obama has been in office just ten months - becoming the U.S. president less than two weeks before the February 1 nomination deadline. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it was awarding the 48-year-old president the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for 'his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples'. It is not clear who nominated Mr Obama, 48, for the prize but he becomes the third sitting U.S. president to be awarded the prize."

I think I am stunned, probably like everybody else, but maybe Obama has been praying for some help.... The comment to this article made me laugh, "Nobel Peace prize ? Did I miss peace breaking out ?" LOL!!

Gaming addiction poses 'pandemic' threat: expert
The Local, 16th September 2009
Computer gaming addiction is reaching “pandemic” proportions around the world, according to a Swedish organization poised to take a leading role in helping young people cope with the problem.

“This is a huge hidden problem in a lot of countries and it doesn’t get the same kind of attention because it takes place largely behind closed doors rather than out in public,” Sven Rollenhagen of the Youth Care Foundation (Stiftelsen Ungdomsvård) told The Local. For nearly two decades, the organization has been helping young people in Sweden recognize and manage computer gaming addiction.

But following a February report in which the organization dubbed World of Warcraft “the cocaine of the computer games world”, the foundation has been flooded with inquiries from across the globe looking for more information about how to address the problem.

In the archives, there is a story of a Chinese guy who dropped dead after gaming for three days solid. He had been in an internet cafe and at least he managed to empty the place, but not before people want to know what he had been playing....

Sarkozy sets out to revolutionise economy with 'happiness' factor, 15th September 2009
France has long been famed for its love of the good life -- the land of wine, cheese and generous holidays. Now Nicolas Sarkozy has cemented that reputation by proposing the country's economic progress should be measured in "happiness" rather than cold statistics.

The French president yesterday announced a "revolutionary" plan to make joy and well-being the key indicators of growth, rather than traditional yardsticks like GDP. The assessment will be based on figures relating to work-life balance, recycling and chores.

Mr Sarkozy asked two Nobel Prize winners, Joseph Stiglitz, an American critic of free-market economists; and Armatya Sen of India, to come up with the new measures. The French government is now planning to include many of the "happiness" indicators in its regular growth statistics. Mr Sarkozy said he would "fight to make all international organisations change their statistical system". He said: "A great revolution is waiting for us. For years, people said that finance was a formidable creator of wealth, only to discover... that it accumulated so many risks that the world almost plunged into chaos.

"The crisis doesn't only make us free to imagine other models, another future, another world. It obliges us to do so."

Wow!!! It looks like the people of the tiny country of The Kingdom of Bhutan are starting to change the world with their Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than Gross National Product (GNP). This concept was the brainchild of ex-king Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who sought to steer Bhutan into the modern world while preserving its unique identity. Bhutan is not rich, but the people are still happy. You can find out more at Business Week, The World's Happiest Countries (October, 2006), but this article is now out of date as Iceland was placed at no. 4 and things have certainly changed there.

Freemasons: Fact vs. Fiction
Time Magazine, 15th September 2009
Search Encyclopaedia Britannica for the word Freemasons and an unusual though not entirely unexpected result pops up: the entry for scapegoats.

The secretive organization that once counted George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Voltaire among its ranks has been a favorite target for conspiracy theorists since the 17th century, when Masonic lodges first spread across Europe. Now best-selling novelist Dan Brown has taken aim at the group's cultlike reputation in his latest book, The Lost Symbol — a fact that comes as no surprise to author Jay Kinney. In his own new book, The Masonic Myth, Kinney attempts to dispel some of the persistent rumors about the group by explaining how he became a Freemason himself.

Obviously, there are desperate attempts to put Freemasonry in a good light and to stop people thinking this is a sinister organisation. Well, I see it both ways. Original Freemasonry probably did have quite a lot of merit, but it is clear that it is the vestiges of a very ancient religion, which may even have had it's roots in Atlantis. We know this because there is identical symbology and paraphernalia, which can be linked to esoteric Mayan spirtuality and the Maya themselves state they came from Atlantis. Quite frankly, the meaning of this ancient symbolism and knowledge may be known only to select few. However, those secrets are becoming understood, as they are vital for those interested in their spiritual evolution. The negative side is that Freemasonry can be viewed as an old boys network, where many do admit that they are only interested in networking and then there are those, whose only interests is control. Therefore, many would view this organisation as being similar to any other religious establishment, but with the caveat that at the highest levels, serious power is being wielded by unknown masters.

Sarkozy sets out to revolutionise economy with 'happiness' factor, 15th September 2009
France has long been famed for its love of the good life -- the land of wine, cheese and generous holidays. Now Nicolas Sarkozy has cemented that reputation by proposing the country's economic progress should be measured in "happiness" rather than cold statistics.

The French president yesterday announced a "revolutionary" plan to make joy and well-being the key indicators of growth, rather than traditional yardsticks like GDP. The assessment will be based on figures relating to work-life balance, recycling and chores.

Mr Sarkozy asked two Nobel Prize winners, Joseph Stiglitz, an American critic of free-market economists; and Armatya Sen of India, to come up with the new measures. The French government is now planning to include many of the "happiness" indicators in its regular growth statistics. Mr Sarkozy said he would "fight to make all international organisations change their statistical system".

He said: "A great revolution is waiting for us. For years, people said that finance was a formidable creator of wealth, only to discover... that it accumulated so many risks that the world almost plunged into chaos.

"The crisis doesn't only make us free to imagine other models, another future, another world. It obliges us to do so."

Wow!!! It looks like the people of the tiny country of The Kingdom of Bhutan are starting to change the world with their Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than Gross National Product (GNP). This concept was the brainchild of ex-king Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who sought to steer Bhutan into the modern world while preserving its unique identity. Bhutan is not rich, but the people are still happy. You can find out more at Business Week, The World's Happiest Countries (October, 2006), but this article is now out of date as Iceland was placed at no. 4 and things have certainly changed there.

Masonic Lodges Open Those Mysterious Doors
New York Times, 20th August 2009
A replica of a mildewed 14th- century scroll has been unfurled and displayed at a library in New York. An eagle clutching arrows and ribbons, on a tattered flag made around 1803, has just been restored and framed for viewing at a Philadelphia museum.

Near Boston a museum exhibition decodes cryptic symbols like compasses and columns embossed on metal badges and embroidered onto aprons. That the public is now being enthusiastically shown these previously hidden-away items indicates that Freemasons in America are trying to shed their reclusive, somewhat fusty image. Tour guides at the groups’ lavishly ornamented lodges, mostly built around 1900, are explaining ceremonial rituals in newly restored rooms with murals of ancient builders polishing stones and vitrines full of gold pendants and domed velvet hats.

“We’re trying to help more people hear our story accurately,” said H. Robert Huke, the communications and development director at the Grand Lodge of Masons of Massachusetts, an 1899 state headquarters in downtown Boston covered in sunburst mosaics. When curiosity seekers get to visit Masonic rooms, he added, “they’re less inclined to think we’re trying to control the world and run the banks.”

As far as I am concerned, Freemasonry was intended to preserve an ancient religion that might even pre-date ancient Egypt. Despite the fact only a few really understand the meaning of certain sacred symbols and rites, what is still preserved could still be useful in helping us decode how initiates in the past spiritually evolved. There is a clear link between Freemasonry and Mayan mysticism and today, it is possible to find rare Mayan scultures of priests meditating in a yoga position and wearing aprons..... Please note, the Freemasonry square and compass makes a diamond and the sacred G is especially revered in Mayan culture. As I continue to research and integrate science and metaphysics, there is no doubt that mystics and initiates in the past retained ancient knowledge and encoded information in art, literature and monuments so that it would not be lost. Freemasons opening up their lodges is a sign that at an intuitive level, they realise that we are entering a new phase of spiritual renaissance and spiritual secrets should no longer be hidden.

Pupils taught how to be happy
The Times, 7th September 2008
"The weather is grim, the economy is in a mess, but ministers believe that they can restore the feelgood factor – by teaching children how to look on the bright side of life. The government is backing a new project designed to "immunise" youngsters from getting the blues by educating them in the art of happiness at a young age. In a programme imported from the United States, 11- year-olds are to be taught how to shrug off setbacks and banish pessimistic thoughts, helping them to cope with whatever life throws at them."

I am quite amazed! I also think they should include telling these kids to switch off the TV and that would instantly cut out a lot of negative influence.

They Teach Happiness at Harvard
In Tal Ben-Shahar's positive psychology class, students learn that happiness isn't just an accident, it's a science

Business Week, 20th August 2008
"An entire industry has been built up around the pursuit of happiness. A stroll past any bookstore window demonstrates the explosive popularity of the feel-good, self-help movements of recent years. And whether these products are genuine paths to ultimate happiness or just pleasure-peddling scams, the trend seems likely to hold.

Now, even the Ivy League is getting in on the act, layering serious academic research onto the pop-psychology phenomenon to develop a "science of happiness." Known as "positive psychology," the field was pioneered at the University of Pennsylvania and came to Harvard a decade ago when an elective course on the topic was first taught. Why Students Flock to Class

Since then, Positive Psychology has become the most popular undergraduate course at Harvard, eclipsing the previous longtime title holder, Introduction to Economics."

We are evolving and learning how to harness higher states of consciousness!

Army gets $117 million for emotional training
Refreshing News, 18th August 2009
"Program aims to end culture that views talk of feelings as a weakness PHILADELPHIA - The Army plans to require that all 1.1 million of its soldiers take intensive training in emotional resiliency, military officials say.

The training, the first of its kind in the military, is meant to improve performance in combat and head off the mental health problems, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide, that plague about one-fifth of troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. Active-duty soldiers, reservists and members of the National Guard will receive the training, which will also be available to their family members and to civilian employees. [...]

The Army wants to train 1,500 sergeants by next summer to teach the techniques. [...]

“I’m still not sure that our culture is ready to accept this,” General Casey said. “That’s what I worry about most.” In an open exchange at an early training session here last week, General Casey asked a group of sergeants what they thought of the new training. Did it seem too touchy-feely?

“I believe so, sir,” said one, standing to address the general. He said a formal class would be a hard sell to a young private “who all he wants to do is hang out with his buddies and drink beer.” But others disagreed, saying the program was desperately needed. And in the interview, General Casey said the mental effects of repeated deployments — rising suicide rates in the Army, mild traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress — had convinced commanders “that we need a program that gives soldiers and their families better ways to cope.”

Even the US military are trying to get their soldiers to spiritually evolve!

Rehab staff 'killed web addict'
BBC News, 5th August 2009
"A Chinese teenager sent to an internet addiction rehabilitation camp has allegedly been beaten to death by its counsellors, according to reports.

A number of employees of the Qihang Salvation Training Camp in Nanning have been arrested over the death, his father Deng Fei told the Global Times. The camp had promised to put Deng Senshan, 15, under 24-hour supervision. China is increasingly taking action against what it sees as a pandemic of web addiction. Some estimates suggest up to 10% of the country's 100 million teenage web users could be addicted, and a growing number of rehabilitation services exist. "

As the expression goes, real life is often more strange than fiction.

China stops shock therapy for Internet addicts
AP, 14th July 2009
"Beijing -- China's Health Ministry has ordered a hospital to stop using electric shock therapy to cure youths of Internet addiction, saying there was no scientific evidence it worked.

Linyi Mental Health Hospital in eastern Shandong province used the treatment as part of a four-month program that has so far treated nearly 3,000 youths, the China Youth Daily newspaper has reported, citing the psychiatrist who runs it, Yang Yongxin.

The ministry said in a statement posted on its Web site late Monday there is no domestic or international clinical evidence that electric shock therapy helps cure Internet addiction. Electric shock therapy is most often used to treat severe depression.

Chinese psychologists say symptoms of Internet addiction include being online more than six hours a day -- playing games and looking at pornography rather than working or studying -- and getting angry when unable to get online."

There are many issues to discuss here, but I won't bother. I have logged various stories about young people killing their parents because they have been denied internet access and quite frankly it's a just another modern day ailment as people try to compensate for their spiritual needs.

America reaches for its hanky over Susan Boyle
Telegraph Blogs, 17th April 2009
"At this rate, it's quite possibly Americans will end up shedding more tears over Susan Boyle than over their economy. British reality television usually barely makes a dent across the Atlantic but the US has been swept up in what is widely being called the "Susan Boyle sensation" here. The homely 48-year-old singer's startling performance of I Dreamed A Dream on Britain's Got Talent has been watched more than 15 million times on YouTube, much of that clearly in the US. So, far we've had the actress Demi Moore and the singer Patti LuPone admitting they cried while Kathie Lee Gifford, host of the CBS Today show, ended up dabbing her eyes with a sock that was meant for a later segment in the show. In a poll by the New York Daily News asking readers if they also cried, 95 per cent say they did. It can only be a matter of time before we get a tear-stained statement from the White House."
The new evolutionary energies are working on many different levels that effect humans physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Many have noticed that we are becoming more emotional and this can be healthy as electromagnetic energy is released and becomes available to support our evolution. Therefore the comment about a White House statement being accompanied by crying, does not sound that unreasonable to me at all. By the way, I am a Susan Boyle fan and I think that many can relate to her life, I know I can. This woman is obviously talented but she is no glamour puss. Not that long ago she was rejected by the local choir, (I assume because her voice would have overpowered the rest) and even though she had entered her local talent show 6 times, she never won. See also 'They called me Susie Simple', but singing superstar Susan Boyle is the one laughing now
I have to say sometimes being too good at what you do and not fitting into a stereotype can just make you a source of envy, jealousy and puzzlement for those who cannot appreciate that nobody is required to fit a mold and we can all make a contribution to the whole. I was deemed "too powerful", as I channelled energy from the Universal Source when energy balancing and therefore ignored by someone who organised events for 'healers' to meet the public in Norway. Quite disappointing.

At last, the truth about America: it's becoming less religious
Daily Telegraph Blog, 10th March 2009
"A huge survey of American religious belief was published today, and the results are devastating for those who believe that the USA, unlike "secular" Europe, will always be a nation of churchgoers. The percentage of Americans who call themselves Christian has dropped 11 per cent in a generation. And I think this is the beginning of a very long slide.

"More than ever before, people are just making up their own stories of who they are," says Barry Kosmin, co-author of the survey. "They say, 'I'm everything. I'm nothing. I believe in myself.'" [...]

I've seen this coming for a long time. Five years ago I was doing academic research on evangelical religion, and I was struck by just how secularised even born-again, Bible Belt Christianity had become. US Christians whom the BBC would describe as "fundamentalist" were becoming increasingly focussed on a narcissistic spiritual journey in which the figure of Jesus was sometimes little more than a disposable spirit guide or a life coach.

The fast-growing evangelical churches of America base much of their appeal on experiential excitement and therapeutic storytelling; everything is turned into a commodity, including courses of sermons. No wonder there is a signficant (if unacknowledged) overlap with the New Age."

This survey most be very dispiriting for the control freaks who are desperate to pigeon hole people for marketing purposes.

Shop worker trampled to death as Thanksgiving bargains prompt stampede
Daily Mail, 28th November 2008
"A shop worker was trampled to death when hundreds of American bargain hunters stampeded through the doors at the opening of a superstore sale this morning. The stock clerk was bowled over as he tried to hold back the unruly crowds. As he gasped for air, witnesses said shoppers swarmed over him, stepping on him and pushing him back down as he tried to get out of the way."

This is in a country that is about to default on it's national debt.....

Paddy Power offers odds of 4-1 that God exists
A bookmaker has slashed its odds on proof being found of God's existence to just 4-1.

The Telegraph, 3rd November 2008
"Since opening its book just two months ago, punters hoping to have their faith rewarded have placed £5,000 with Paddy Power. It began taking bets on the question that has plagued thinkers for centuries in September, to coincide with the switching on of the Large Hadron Collider that physicists hope may lead to the discovery of an elusive sub-atomic object called the "God particle". Initially the odds that proof would be found of God's existence were 20-1, and they lengthened to 33-1 when the multi-billion pound atom smasher was shut down temporarily because of a magnetic failure.

But interest in the wager has increased greatly following the recent launch of a campaign to have atheist adverts placed on London buses declaring that "there's probably no God"."

Well, religions were created to provide a general belief system for the masses. Thus many ideas about God are largely the product of man's imagination blended with once genuine historical documents. Personally, I prefer to think in terms of 'the divine', 'Universal Consciousness' and 'Universal Intelligence', it means that I don't have to stick to a rigid set of beliefs, as I am interested in truth and that is not held solely by any one group or organisation. Nevertheless, I think it's a safe bet that beliefs about the nature of the universe and the divine will radically change in the near future. This will come about because the fabric of space-time has radically shifted and humans will be forced to consider a new understanding of reality as we discover a host of "light entities" that exist around us and evolutionary change generates bizarreness that defy our current understanding of reality. The 'orb' phenomena is now the best example of this. Thus the stories being spun in certain quarters will have to be drastically revised.

Guardian Angels Are Here, Say Most Americans
Time Magazine, 18th September 2008
"More than half of all Americans believe they have been helped by a guardian angel in the course of their lives, according to a new poll by the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion.

In a poll of 1700 respondents, 55% answered affirmatively to the statement, "I was protected from harm by a guardian angel." The responses defied standard class and denominational assumptions about religious belief; the majority held up regardless of denomination, region or education — though the figure was a little lower (37%) among respondents earning more than $150,000 a year."

I find the conclusion to this article fascinating, as these experts are clearly stumped by this survey, "Randall Balmer, chairman of the religion department at New York's Barnard College, says that the Baylor angel figures are one in a periodic series of indications that
"Americans live in an enchanted world," and engage in a kind of casual mysticism independent of established religious ritual, doctrine or theology. "There is," he says, a "much broader uncharted range of religious experience among the populace than we expect."
Well, as the dimensions continue to merge, it will become more obvious that we are not alone. If you have not seen this angel photo, then be enchanted! Angel With My Son .

University offers one-day Jedi course
Feel the Force, for 23 quid

The Register, 12th September 2008
Queen's University Belfast will in November open its doors to 30-40 wannabe Jedi knights with a one-day course entitled "Feel the Force: How to Train in the Jedi Way."

The blurb explains that the training on offer "teaches the real-life psychological techniques behind Jedi mind tricks*, and examines the wider issues behind the Star Wars universe, like balance, destiny, dualism, fatherhood and fascism". It adds: "This course is a must for all Star Wars enthusiasts, although light sabres are not provided!"

Hilarious! £23 is a bargain, as I am sure training top US military brass and select politicians in the 1980s cost far more!! Do the research, you will be very surprised to find which ex-Vice President is a trained Jedi....LOL!!

Anger: Why we’re all losing our cool
The Independent, 26th March 2008
"Britain is in the grip of an anger epidemic, with a quarter of the population now struggling to keep the lid on their feelings of rage and resentment. What's making us so cross? And what can we do about it?"

Well, the mainstream have noticed that something is going on as people struggle to balance themselves emotionally in the unstable electromagnetic environment. This quote sums up the situation we all face, "It seems that a lot of angry behaviour just "pops out", according to the people who experience it. It's a very quick shift from feeling to action; one minute you're fine, the next you're lashing out like a tiger." Our emotions are linked to our electromagnetic field and ALL electromagnetic signals are being amplified by the new spaceweather conditions affecting our planet.

Bhutan tries to measure happiness, 23rd March 2008
"For years, the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan boasted that it was mostly concerned with Gross National Happiness -- and now it's really going to try to actually measure it. The idea of focussing on Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than Gross National Product (GNP) was the brainchild of ex-king Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who sought to steer Bhutan into the modern world while preserving its unique identity."

It it wonderful to know that this tiny kingdom has completely different values from most other places in the world, a ray of light.....

Warning over workplace psychopaths, 14 June 2007
"I think the workplace psychopath is actually more dangerous than the violent criminal psychopath, because the workplace psycho is smart, charismatic, charming and much less likely to get caught." "Behind the facade, such workers were "ego-centric, grandiose, pathological liars with a lack of conscience, remorse and guilt."
I would argue that spiritual leaders who steal knowledge from others and try to pass them off as their own, or suppress others they see as competition or peddle old outdated information are also psychopaths. My belief has come about from my own personal experience, I am sorry to say.

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