Thursday, August 31, 2006

Indy Film on 9/11 Conspiracy

Check out Ty Rauber and Ryan Thurston's movie "Who Killed John O'Neil?" This nearly two hour artistic 9/11 conspiracy investigation includes a lot of information and highlights the internal debate: Am I crazy? Am I wasting my time? Is this real? Are they going to get me? Isn't this my duty? WARNING: Strong language & conspiracy info that may freak you out.

This is film cites the international drug trade, a desire for facist control of the populace, and the international banking conspiracy as being behind the 9/11 inside job. Perhaps, but... If Dick Cheney had his hands in 9/11, I think it would be as a response to information from his secret energy task force. I think he would be, in his own mind at least, acting as a patriot to preserve the long term survival of the country by ensuring that we'd have oil for the next decade or so.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

CNN says sorry for live mic gaffe

This is amusing. The poor sister-in-law. Lucky husband. This may be more interesting for most people than anything Bush had to say. Update: Check out her top 10 excuses on Letterman.
US broadcaster CNN has apologised after an anchorwoman's chat with a colleague was accidentally broadcast live during a speech by President George W Bush.

kyraphillips2.jpg The conversation between Kyra Phillips and another woman was clearly heard as Mr Bush talked in New Orleans to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. During the chat, Ms Phillips talked about her husband and called her sister-in-law a "control freak". ... Her comments, which were at first muffled but then became clearer, started with an apparent expletive, before turning to praise of her husband in a conversation about men.

"Yeah, I'm very lucky in that regard with my husband. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving, you know, no ego... you know what I'm saying," she was heard telling the other woman, whose identity is not known.

"Just a really passionate, compassionate, great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They're hard to find... But they are out there." - bbc

Investigation: Natural topcial cure for cherry angiomas?

In 2005 I blogged about cherry angiomas. A year later, I have one on my forehead. Laser treatment works well, but hurts, is expensive and increases the odds of skin cancer in the treated area. So I'm going to test some other things.


Miracle Cure Duo supposedly works over the course of two months. They have some nice before, during and after photos. The igredients are essentially the same as Swedish bitters. Instead of spending $37.81 on Miracle Cure Duo, you could perhaps spend $13.50 on the raw ingredients for Swedish bitters (minus the vodka), and make your own. Or cheaper yet, get some Swedish bitters cream for $11.50.

Can any of these clear up cherry angiomas? I doubt it. I can't find a single testimonial for or against other than on the web site selling the Miracle Cure. For $12, I'll try it. Ordered! Ordering with PayPal was super easy.

Tea Tree Oil Kills Cavity Causing Bacteria!

Tonight I saw some tea tree oil antiseptic mouthwash in a store. Does Melaleuca alternifolia oil actually kill the bacteria that cause cavities? Yes, and quickly with lasting results! Here's a study:


... 0.5% tea tree oil resulted in a greater than 3 log decrease in viable cells after only 30 seconds treatment. Also, after 5 and 10 minutes, viable cells could not be recovered from these treatments. Less killing was evident when S. mutans cells were treated with 0.12 and 0.25% tea tree oil. Time kill studies conducted with an isolate of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a species also associated with dental caries, showed that L. rhamnosus was killed rapidly at both 0.5 and 1% tea tree oil, but less rapidly at 0.25%. Studies with these two species showed that tea tree oil exerts a relatively rapid killing effect. This in turn suggests that if tea tree oil was used in a mouthwash formulation it may be effective in reducing the numbers of S. mutans, L. rhamnosus or other bacteria within the mouth." - rirdc | Confirmed : Oral Microbiol Immunol 2003: 18: 389?392

Another interesting comparison. I was once perscribed Chlorhexidine, but when I read the warnings, I opted out. This looks promising. I wonder if there are any bad effects from 1% tea tree oil?

RESULTS: Chlorhexidine and garlic groups showed antimicrobial activity against mutans streptococci, but not against other oral microorganisms. distillery2.jpg The tea tree oil group showed antimicrobial activity against mutans streptococci and other oral microorganisms. Maintenance of reduced levels of microorganisms was observed only for garlic and tea tree oil during the two consecutive weeks (fourth and fifth). Unpleasant taste (chlorhexidine 40%, tea tree oil 30%, garlic 100%), burning sensation (chlorhexidine 40%, tea tree oil 60%, garlic 100%), bad breath (chlorhexidine 40%, tea tree oil 20%, garlic 90%), and nausea (chlorhexidine 0%, tea tree oil 10%, garlic 30%) were reported. CONCLUSION: Garlic and tea tree oil might be an alternative to chlorhexidine. - Int Dent J. 2002 Dec;52(6):433-7

An Austrailian University research group says "The component terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant (minimum 30%) and is said to be responsible for most of the antimicrobial activity." Dangers: One kid drank some tea tree oil and went into shock. Was it contaminated with pesticides or did he just have an allergic reaction? Buy .5% to 2% organic tea tree oil mouthwash if you can find it, just don't swallow it.

‘God spot’ researchers see the light in MRI study

Brain scans of nuns have revealed intricate neural circuits that flicker into life when they feel the presence of God.The images suggest that feelings of profound joy and union with a higher being that accompany religious experiences are the culmination of ramped-up electrical activity in parts of the brain.

The scans were taken as nuns relived intense religious experiences. They showed a surge in neural activity in regions of the brain that govern feelings of peace, happiness and self-awareness. Psychologists at the University of Montreal say the research, which appears in the journal Neuroscience Letters, was not intended to confirm or deny the existence of God, but set out to examine how the brain behaves during profound religious experiences. - more

If I hooked a button to some electrodes in your brain and every time I pushed it you saw God and felt a profound experience ... a godly presence, would you then believe or not believe? Why or why not?

Rats’ noses identify related humans

A rat's nose knows more about your family than you might think. It seems that rats can identify genetically related humans by similarities in their body odour.

ratknows.jpgErin Ables and colleagues at the University of Chicago familiarised rats with a human volunteer's odour, then tested the length of their response to novel odours. The rats investigated odours from people who were genetically related to the volunteer for a shorter time than those who were unrelated. This supports the idea that closely related humans share similar odours, and that the odours have a genetic basis.

Previous work suggests that humans can also distinguish between the odours of their relatives and non-relatives. Ables speculates that this ability may help us avoid behaviours such as inbreeding. She presented her work at the Animal Behavior Society meeting last week in Snowbird, Utah. - newsci

Nepali 14 yr old boy may be world’s smallest person

A 14-year-old Nepali boy who is only 50 centimetres (20 inches) tall has been put forward for a Guinness world record as the world's smallest person, his family and supporters said.smallest.jpg"We found out that a Jordanian boy holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records and he is 25.5 inches tall. But Khagendra is 5.5 inches smaller than the Jordanian guy, so we sent an application to the Guinness Book of World Records," said Min Bahadur Rana, president of Khagendra Thapa Magar Foundation, an organization set up to collect funds for the boy. Fourteen-year-old Khagendra Thapa Magar weighs only 4.5 kilograms and will be taken on tour round Nepal to raise money for his upkeep, his father told AFP.

"We show him in exhibitions to collect fund for his education, health and future," said Rup Bahadur Thapa, his father.

According to the website set up by his supporters,, Thapa weighed only 600 grams at birth and his hobbies include "playing with pebbles" and "worshipping Buddha." - yahoo

“They Hate our Way of Life”?

People I know think "the terrorists" are not human. Dehumanization is a form of propaganda (a lie for political purposes) which can lead to genocide. Indeed, I've heard the genocidal comment that we should "just nuke the whole place".

_42031852_clusterafp203story.jpgHate is passed on purposefully and accidentally in many ways. For example, Rush Limbaugh the admitted drug addict is popular because he twists complicated reality into simple undertandable (but wrong) sound bites. Reality, however, is complicated. Iraq is a mess now because people with simple impaired judgement thought war was the answer. They acted on a fantasy "they will welcome us!" and that mistake is costing thousands, tens of thousands of human lives.
Yes, a small minority of Muslims DO have a bizzare bloodletting ceremony, yet all human beings, no matter what religion, get mad if you blow up their children.

Some vague thing like "hating our freedoms" isn't causing the rage. The seeds of hate are specific. Example: The US recently provided cluster bombs to Israel which then used our US made bombs to kill innocent civilians. Over 100,000 unexploded US bombs will keep on killing for years.

The Bush administration, by providing weapons of mass destruction to the Middle East conflict, has endangered US national security by causing a new wave of tremendous hatred towards us. This makes some foreign peoples (who are also blinded by their own propaganda) wish to strike back at innocent people here in the USA. They WILL teach their children remaining to hate the US because US weapons killed one or more of their other relatives (41,000 to 45,000 Iraqi civilians currently). Gee, if some country started a war that resulted in 40,000 dead Americans do you think we'd love them?

"Israel asked Bush around August 10th for a speedy delivery of M-26 artillery rockets (dumb bombs). It seems the order went though and they started firing them in large numbers at Lebanon a few days later (the week of Aug 14-18th)."

So, do they hate our way of life? Our music? Our nice clothes? Or do they rather much more hate the way we kill them?

Bush tells reporters Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11

Well, here it is. Bush admits in front of a camera that Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11.


The great smirker admits that he pulled a fast one over on all those American soldiers. Pretty funny. He, Cheney and Powell and the gang tricked the country into going to war by making up some stuff about Weapons of Mass Distruction and by insisting they had secret evidence of Saddam's ties to al Quaeda.

"in 125 separate appearances, they [Bush, Cheney, Powell, Rumsfeld and Rice] made ... 61 misleading statements about Iraq's relationship with al-Qaeda." [pdf: ref]

So many people have died. Ha ha ha. Good one Bush. Of course, as we've been saying all along, Bush (and others whose names you'd recognize) planned on invading Iraq years before 9/11. Impeach.

CIA Leak Case, The Armitage Ploy

Brent Budowsky: The 'sheep' story is that Armitage acted as the 'lone gossip-slinger' who set in motion a long chain of dominos that has resulted, so far, in Libby being indicted. The real story is actually armitage.jpg madcheney.jpg one of vicious political revenge for 'disloyalty,' that involved orchestrated attacks on multiple fronts against the Wilsons and the CIA, apparently ordered by Cheney (covering for Bush?) and for which Libby LIED to protect Cheney. Don't fall for the Armitage cover story, Fitzgerald hasn't shut his operation down despite having known about Armitage from the very beginning. The Wiki Plame Affair Timeline does a good job of showing Cheney to be the nexus from which all the intentional 'outing' emanates:

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Simpsons Theme by Some Classical Guitar Dudes

I dig that one fast little riff near the beginning. Gotta learn that.

Creepy Backwards Head Twisting Video

Click the picture to play the video. Yes, it has to be fake, but how did they do it? I can think of a few ways, but the easiest would be: His head is really a mask and he turns it around.


It just doesn't look like that to me. Perhaps they did this: Edit the part of the video with his head so it is out of synch with the part of the video with his body.? This way you don't have to create a fake head.

You just need to have him do two takes:

Take one: he moves his hands as if he is dislocating his head, and ...

Take two: he keeps his hands down and moves his head as his hands directed in the first take.

The blurry video makes it easier. Still, it is amazing to watch. I gotta try this some day with a video camera to see what I'm picturing can actually be done.

Ahmadinejad challenges Bush to TV debate

It won't happen, but it would be fascinating to watch.

"Talk of a debate is just a diversion from the legitimate concerns that the international community, debatechallenge.jpg not just the U.S., has about Iran's behaviour -- from support for terrorism to pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said in New Orleans. ... "The debate should be go uncensored in order for the American people to be able to listen to what we say and they should not restrict the American people from hearing the truth." - swissinfo

Giant Surfing Praying Mantids?

Did you ever look at a photo and your mind just refused to see what was really there? Instead, you see something totally bizzare? That's what happened for me with this photo from the Miami Herald. It looks to me like two 10 ft tall praying mantids surfing. I'm sure any second it will "click" and I'll see it correctly... some people flying a kite on a surfboard. They say if something is bizzare enough, we just won't see it.


A Very Non-Earthly Seeming UFO Encounter

Check out this description. If this is a secret military craft, we are getting pretty advanced.

... The Evening News was contacted by one of the witnesses to the anomaly, which happened at 12.20am on August 23. A second man, a civil aviation worker at Norwich Airport, also reported seeing the lights in the sky.


The aviation specialist, who did not want to be identified and said it was definitely not a stealth aircraft, was walking home from the cinema when he saw the craft about 50ft in the air, and judged it to nine feet by five feet by comparing it with nearby trees.

He said: ?A bright red ball just appeared. It glowed then turned blue and a triangular black glass type solid craft appeared. It pulsed various lights but there was no sound. It turned as if to look in my direction.

?It fired off a light beam that jumped rapidly from house to house along Low Road. It then increased the light at the flat edge, I presume the back, and it just shot off in total silence towards the north. No sound at any time except a static fizz in the air.?

Witness Austin Paxman, of Norwich, contacted the Evening News and said he was taking a short cut across the Royal Norwich Golf Club when he saw the same craft, but from a different angle.
... ?In a book by Timothy Good called Beyond Top Secret he says the hotspot for UFO activity in the UK in terms of reports to official bodies is the Norwich area. - more

I wonder if the TR-3B Astra, if it exists, could zoom around silently with a static fizz.

"Designated the TR-3B : code-named : Astra : its first operational flight was in the early 90s : eyewitness reports and evidence lend to earlier test flights. They have been spotted around the globe. At least three craft costing a billion dollars each were flying by 1994." - more

Then again, the photo and this web page could just be disinformation designed to hide the truth about the aliens. ;-)

New Dinosaur Discovered, Matches Ancient Figurines?

The Figurines Of Acambaro, Mexico according to some, accurately depict very specific types of dinosaurs only recently discovered ... and more, they (like the Ica Stones) depict a time when dinosaurs and men lived together, something modern science denies. While I don't share the biblical explanation on, I'm intrigued by this mystery.
A new dinosaur discovery, the Titanosaur, to my eye anyway, bears a startling resemblance to many Acambaro figurines in both shape and size relative to humans. Since this dinosaur was only discovered in 2006, figurines from hundreds, thousands (or millions?) of years ago would obviously be more than remarkable. Compare the Acambaro figurines to the Titanosaur skeleton:


Mount Pleasant ‘Chupacabra’ is a Gray Fox, a Very Strange One

By Prentiss Findlay. "... Mount Pleasant has been abuzz in recent weeks with talk of a mysterious creature roaming the woods that was so friendly it played with cats, yet so weird-looking it left those who witnessed it feeling unsettled.

Since the Mount Pleasant sightings became public, the critter has been reported bounding through the woods in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Some said it had sinister eyes. Others said it moved in a magical flash from one spot to another.

It's been described as any number of odd crossbreeds including a dog and a deer or a fox and a weasel. One reader speculated that it was el chupacabra, the mythical creature said to suck the blood from goats.... "It's unequivocally a gray fox," said Jaap Hillenius, a biology professor at the College of Charleston.

But it's not just any gray fox. No, this gray fox, delivered frozen from Mount Pleasant to the college, is an odd-looking critter. For one thing, it doesn't have all the hair it's supposed to. And the woman who found it dead in the road, Ann Concannon, said the proportions don't look right to her.

But for now, Hillenius said that's exactly what he's got in his lab. A gray fox, albeit an odd-looking one. Hillenius said he is exploring a cause for the animal's strange appearance. Is it mange? A bacterial infection? A virus? Could it be related to global warming?

"It may just be a wild goose chase," he said. - MORE

Ernesto, John and Ioke

Tropical Storm Ernesto forecast to strengthen, possibly to a hurricane, is approaching Florida. Residents are preparing as they typically do. They've lived it before: The power lines get knocked down. If it gets really bad and if it hits during the day, they may watch the roofs (including theirs) blow right off, shingle by shingle. In the aftermath: No power, stores, gas, fresh water or AC in the sweltering heat for up to a week or more. This according to a Florida resident I interviewed last night. Watch the radar here:


Also, "An undersea earthquake struck near Indonesia's Moluccas islands on Tuesday". At first it was rated as 6.4 but has since been downgraded. How do earthquakes get downgraded? Equipment malfunctions?

And, Hurricane John threatens Mexico's Pacific coast ...


artwake.jpgWhile elsewhere the military has evacuated about 200 people from Wake Island due to an approaching Category 5 Super Typhoon.

"For the first time in nearly five decades, this tiny coral atoll in the middle of the Pacific, where its highest point barely rises to about 18 feet, has been evacuated. The reason is Super Typhoon Ioke, whose eye is aiming straight at Wake Island, home to an American base. The fragile atoll is expected to be pummeled by gusts of up to 160 knots and waves of up to 40 feet." Click to enlarge the image from Earth Browser.


Rumsfeld’s poetry goes into hiding

Rumsfeld's "last significant poem gushed forth in a July 31 briefing. Asked about the war in Lebanon, Rumsfeld offered what I have on his behalf titled, "Observations on Wasted Sunlight": It is what it is. What's happened has happened. And the folks over there are sorting it out. And Condi and the President Have both commented on it. That's good enough for our country. Good to see you all. Why are you all not out there In the sun, getting a suntan?

If Rumsfeld that day was musing about some far-off beach, who could blame him? - MORE

Monday, August 28, 2006

New Compound Causes Cancer Cell Suicide

cancer-cell-pac1.jpgSuicide is the regular mode of cell death. When cells reach the end of their useful life, internal mechanisms kick in and the cell automatically perishes, a process known as apoptosis. But in cancer cells this mechanism has often been genetically disabled or otherwise broken, allowing tumors to proliferate. Now researchers have found a way to reactivate programmed cell death and thereby treat cancer. In preparation for apoptosis, a chain of chemical events takes place in the cell. pac1.gif00050d07-6d22-14ef-ad2283414b7f0000_1.gifNear the end, the chemical procaspase-3 is activated. This chemical then transforms into caspase-3--an executioner enzyme that terminates the cell.

Chemist Paul Hergenrother of the University of Illinois and an international team of colleagues realized that a compound that activated procaspase-3 might be effective in killing cancer, because many tumors show elevated levels of procaspase despite their inability to complete apoptosis.

After screening 20,500 related molecules for this activation ability, the researchers narrowed it down to four likely candidates. Of these, only one showed an increasingly strong effect with increased doses: newly named procaspase activating compound, or PAC-1. "We have identified a small, synthetic compound that directly activates procaspase-3 and induces apoptosis," Hergenrother says. "By bypassing the broken pathway, we can use the cells' own machinery to destroy them." - sciam

Brilliant! Quick, get the full article before the lab burns down and the notes disappear. ;-) A cure for all cancers in our lifetime?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

‘Chupacabra’ Had Dog Mother

The lab can't identify the breed of dog, yet they found the creature from Maine has a dog mother. The problem, they say, is that the DNA "sample was really degraded". This was according to Dr. Irv Kornfield of the University of Maine molecular forensics lab where the tests were done. Is DNA hardy? Somtimes. Read this:

"Four years after the massive post-9/11 DNA identification efforts began, scientists say they have learned how to effectively test thousands of DNA samples. New technology allows investigators to do a better job of linking men to their family lines (female DNA is easier to match). And, perhaps more importantly, DNA has shown itself to be a remarkably hardy substance, often impervious -- at least temporarily -- to the worst the world can throw at it.

In fact, scientists were able to pull usable DNA out of about half of 15,000 bone fragments recovered from the World Trade Center site after 9/11, even after they spent time "soaking in jet fuel, fire and water," said Kevin McElfresh, executive director of the Bode Technology Group, a DNA analysis laboratory. - wired

If they can ID people's families with DNA from 9/11, determining the breed of an animal should be possible, even simple, right? Perhaps. The article says the Maine Creature mystery is solved. Or is it?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

New: the Xenophilia (band) Wikipedia Entry

I wonder how long this Wikipedia Entry will stay up? I did a search and found that Xenophilia had some description of Japanese cartoon tentacle pornography. Man, that's so gross. SO, I updated it and now you people can learn a few new things, things never before told even on this web site ... ooh, ah.

Embryonic Stem Cells Derived Without Damage to Embryos

Scientists reported today a way to extract an embryonic stem cell from a human embryo without damaging it, a finding that may ease the rancorous debate over such research.

stemcell.jpgThe procedure uses a single-cell biopsy similar to that used in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, according to Robert Lanza, M.D., of Advanced Cell Technology of Alameda, Calif. The research was carried out at the company laboratory here.

"There is no harm to the embryo that we're biopsying," Dr. Lanza said in a statement. Indeed, he noted, more than 1,500 healthy children have been born from embryos that have undergone a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis procedure.

Essentially, Dr. Lanza and colleagues reported in the Aug. 24 issue of Nature, the procedure adds a step to the diagnostic procedure. Instead of being taken directly for genetic analysis, the single cell removed from the eight-cell embryo is cultured overnight.

The resulting cells can be used both for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and to create stem cell lines, Dr. Lanza said. - medpage

The Vatican is still horrified, saying in effect another potential embryo is killed by the extraction of this one cell. Okay, a few years down the road a scientist says, "What if we just take PART of one cell ... not even the whole cell!?"

Vatican, "No, no. That's still taking something from a potential human."

Scientist: "Okay, how about if we make an exact COPY of one cell and leave the person 100% untouched?"

Vatican, "No, no. You'd be creating a new life in that case."

Frustrated Scientist:"Then that makes me god regarding this new life I have created."

Vatican, "No, no. That is horrifying. There can be only one God."

Scientist, "Perhaps you are actually horrified that we, like your god, will eventually be able to offer eternal life. Who then will choose your unprovable promise of heaven over the certainty of this life?"


Study: Taller People are Smarter

While researchers have long shown that tall people earn more than their shorter counterparts, it's not only social discrimination that accounts for this inequality -- tall people are just smarter than their height-challenged peers, a new study finds. - yahoo

Yes, don't tell anyone, but we tall people have been having secret group meetings for years. We communicate with secret smart people symbols, metaphors. We have plans.


Horrid Weapons: US Cluster Bombs Used (Again) in Lebanon

Summary: Extreme hate misguides people to kill other people in a blind generalized way: not just the individuals who have wronged them, but anyone nearby as well. Haters maim and murder innocents thus planting more lasting rage in their opponents. This is the cycle of violence they deny exists ... because they are blind with hate. We, the Enabling States of America, greedily feed the fire. High ranking religious zealots, each filled with a secret bloodlust, loyal to other than the USA, wait with their wrist slaps and rationalizations for crimes against humanity.
"Israel dropped cluster bombs -- anti-personnel weapons that spray bomblets over a wide area 160_ap_cluster2_060825.jpg- on at least 170 villages in their 34-day offensive, according to Tekimiti Gilbert, operations chief of the UN Mine Action Coordination Centre in Lebanon. The UN group is attempting to map the 285 unexploded cluster bomb sites that have so far been identified in southern Lebanon, said Dalya Farran, a spokesperson for the group." - ctv
...State Department official Gonzalo Gallegos said the investigation began after human rights groups complained that cluster weapons had been found across Lebanon and were responsible for many civilian deaths. ... In 1978, 1979 and 1981, the State Department notified Congress that Israel ``may have violated'' U.S.-Israeli agreements by using U.S. weapons for purposes other than defense, according to the Congressional Research Service. 082506_israel_cluster_bombs_lebanon.jpg But the probes did not result in any penalties against Israel.

In 1982, the Reagan administration suspended sales of cluster bombs to Israel for six years after a congressional investigation found that Israel had violated agreements on their use during its invasion of Lebanon.

During President Bush's first term, the State Department investigated whether Israel misused U.S.-made Apache helicopters in its assassinations of Palestinian leaders. State Department officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose internal debates, said lower-level officials had determined that Israel had violated its agreements with the United States, but, the officials said, the finding was quashed at a more senior level. - mercurynews

What's to investigate? They asked Bush around August 10th for a speedy delivery of M-26 artillery rockets (dumb bombs). It seems the order went though and they were fired in large numbers a few days later (the week of Aug 14-18th).
"Each M-26 rocket disperses 644 M-77 "bomblets" over an area roughly 350 feet by 650 feet. Each individual M-77 -- essentially a small grenade -- is stabilized by a ribbon." - stratf

Friday, August 25, 2006

Amazing Auto Accident Survival Video

This video is amazing. I think this guy came from the cartoon world where no one is ever hurt.

A Practical Joke: The Old “Rocket Ski Chair” Gag

So, you visit a spa ... you're sitting indoors relaxing in just your towel. Then, whoosh! A trap door opens and your chair turns into a rocket propelled sled.


There you are, mostly naked, outdoors, skiing down a mountain surrounded by snow and skiiers, and you have ... no breaks. Yeah, that's pretty funny. Especially if you are like a 60 year old man. ... I get the impression that there are no lawyers wherever this is happening. Thumbs up. Click pic to view video.

60’s Anti-Drug Movies are Funny

Entertainment: Watch some old anti-drug movies here on Youtube.


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Flash Mob Fun: Slow Mo at Home Depot (with Video)

Visit Improveeverywhere to see the video and full story.

A few years back we executed a mission that involved repeating time. Ever since then I've wanted to try something that stopped or slowed down time. How would people react if they found themselves surrounded by people moving forward at a different rate or time (or not moving at all)? ... On a Saturday afternoon, around 225 people showed up at the meeting point in Madison Square Park, a short walk from the Home Depot.... Amazingly, about thirty seconds before the freezing in place began, the Home Depot PA system started playing Jewel's 2001 hit, "Standing Still." Really. Several agents came up to me after the mission asking how I had gotten that song to play. I wish we were clever enough to sneak into the Home Depot back rooms and insert a CD into their stereo, but it was honestly just a freaky coincidence.


I was on TV locally in 2003 as the first Sacramento Area Flash Mob coordinator. I got a bunch of people to wear tinfoil hats and walk from the Crest Theatre to the Park where some music was playing. Great random strangeness.

Blog Debate: Who has killed more, God or Satan

This blog thread on the statistics of people killed in the Bible was entertaining.

Diners Get Parasites From Eating Live Crabs

Health officials have issued another warning about lung infections from raw or undercooked freshwater crabs after diners at two more Orange County restaurants succumbed to parasites. freshwatercrab.jpg Orange County health officials said four people have now been sickened after eating imported Sawagani crabs. No infections have been reported outside the county. The tiny Japanese river crabs can carry a parasite that migrates from the intestines to the lungs, causing lung fluke infection.

Symptoms include coughing, diarrhea and breathing difficulties. The owner of the sushi restaurants where the crabs were served said they're usually deep-fried in tempura batter. But he said some were eaten live by diners who started a "Fear Factor" style tradition in which they reach into the sushi bar and devour live seafood as friends cheer them on.

I'd say this is Karma. We should have by now evolved past eating other animals while they are still alive. As a result, the parasites eat the humans alive who eat the crabs alive. Karma.

Crop Circle News: Sheriffs seek UFO, possibly with soybeans attached

August 25, 2006 (GENESEO, Ill.) - When farmer Jim Stahl approached the Henry County Sheriff's Department to report mysterious damage to his soybeans, officers decided to have a little fun. The department issued a news release describing the strange crop circles. The release then says, in part, "So, if anyone happens to see a U-F-O or any other suspicious vehicle with soybeans attached, please call the sheriff's office." But for some researchers, the crop circles in Stahl's beans are no laughing matter. BLT Research, a nonprofit group based in Massachusetts, sent a member out to gather samples from his field. BLT has been investigating crop circles for 15 years. President Nancy Talbott says the group believes low-energy plasma from outer space causes the crop formations.

Interesting theory. See crop circles here.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

3D TV Without the Glasses: WOWvx

Awesome. Can't wait to see it.
Philips 3D displays using WOWvx technology takes the immersive experience one step further, delivering stunning out-of-screen 3D effects without the need for special glasses or filters.

?Philips 3D displays based on Philips WOWvx technology is just the latest in a series of innovations,? said Jos Swillens, CEO of Philips 3D Solutions. ?3D-TV is the next frontier for those in the professional display market seeking differentiation to gain a competitive edge, and for consumers seeking the next level in the immersive entertainment experience. Our 3D displays meet that demand for innovation and performance. Best of all, we have accomplished this without the need for special headgear, and with the ability for multiple people to enjoy the same 3D experience at the same time. SID attendees will enjoy a demo of this innovative 3D experience using a selection of animation, gaming, and stereoscopic video content.? - philips


Boiled bones show Aztecs butchered, ate invaders

Here's a disgusting story of human inhumanity. Only about 500 years ago, when the invading Spanish forces of 1520 were captured by aztecs.jpgAztecs, evidence shows that the Aztecs held a group of prisoners and ate them, a few per day, over the course of six months.
"On hearing of the massacre, Cortes renamed [Zultepec as] the town Tecuaque -- meaning "where people were eaten" in the indigenous Nahuatl language -- and sent an army to wipe out its people. " - yahoo

We are evolving. Sure, we still hold other humans prisoners today (over 2 million in the US alone), slavery is at an all time high world wide ( 17,500 men, women and children per year enter the US as slaves. Also see: EBay halts auction of Vietnamese girls ), and humans still torture and kill our own kind. But now, in these modern civilized times, we've pretty much dropped the large scale cannibalism! Hurray!

In another million years or so, we might be able to apply for the Galactic Federation. If you wonder why the Aliens haven't contacted us yet, just take a look around. As a species we are, as yet, unworthy. There is hope, of course. The great mass of people is evolving. I know this to be a fact because we will soon have really cool 3-D TV.

Private: Strange Half-Formed Creature Removed from Indian Man’s Stomach

Wow. Check out the video. It doesn't show much, but enough to believe the story.
abc_kumar_060822_sp.jpg[36 year old] Sanju Bhagat's stomach was once so swollen he looked nine months pregnant and could barely breathe. ...
Living in the city of Nagpur, India, Bhagat said he'd felt self-conscious his whole life about his big belly. But one night in June 1999, his problem erupted into something much larger than cosmetic worry.

An ambulance rushed the 36-year-old farmer to the hospital. Doctors thought he might have a giant tumor, so they decided to operate and remove the source of the bulge in his belly.

... One doctor recalled that day in the operating room. "He just put his hand inside and he said there are a lot of bones inside," she said. "First, one limb came out, then another limb came out. Then some part of genitalia, then some part of hair, some limbs, jaws, limbs, hair." Inside Bhagat's stomach was a strange, half-formed creature that had feet and hands that were very developed. Its fingernails were quite long.

"We were horrified. We were confused and amazed," Mehta said.

A Mutated Body Within a Body

fetusinman.jpg At first glance, it may look as if Bhagat had given birth. Actually, Mehta had removed the mutated body of Bhagat's twin brother from his stomach. Bhagat, they discovered, had one of the world's most bizarre medical conditions ? fetus in fetu. It is an extremely rare abnormality that occurs when a fetus gets trapped inside its twin. The trapped fetus can survive as a parasite even past birth by forming an umbilical cordlike structure that leaches its twin's blood supply until it grows so large that it starts to harm the host, at which point doctors usually intervene.

According to Mehta, there are fewer than 90 cases of fetus in fetu recorded in medical literature. - abcnews

Here is another fetus in fetu that is interesting. Puts things in perspective, doesn't it? We are just blobs of cells. Those cells organize into tissues and organs due to a code. That genetic code can get seriously messed up, and when it does, the cells will follow. This is easy for science to explain, but religion? If you believe in God, why does God make such things? What particular combinations of human cells have a soul in your world view?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Man survives 1 000m fall

A man from Bloemfontein survived a 1?000m fall by landing in a ploughed field after his parachute failed to open properly while he was executing his first jump. Shocked family and friends stood watching at Tempe airport in Bloemfontein as Benno Jacobs, 35, struggled to disentangle the ropes of his parachute while hurtling through the air at a dizzying speed. "As it was my first jump, I thought it was only a bad jump, and not a fall," said the father of two. Jacobs didn't even break a bone or tear a ligament. He suffered a few bruises, a bruised lung, a swollen lip and an aching body. - news24

Madonna’s Nucelar Powers

"MADONNA and her husband Guy Ritchie have been lobbying the government and nuclear industry over a scheme to clean up radioactive waste with a supposedly magic Kabbalah fluid.

madonna.jpgThe couple, both followers of the Jewish spiritual movement, approached Downing Street, Whitehall and British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) promoting a ?mystical? liquid tested in a Ukrainian lake.

The response?

?It was like a crank call . . . the scientific mechanisms and principles were just bollocks, basically,? one official said.

Which other country in the world would provide an official response which was so concise, accurate and to the point?" - worstall

Team finds ‘proof’ of dark matter

US astronomers say they have found the first direct evidence for the mysterious stuff called dark matter. _41998472_dark_nasa_203.jpgDark matter - which does not emit or reflect enough light to be "seen" - is thought to make up 25% of the Universe. By contrast, the ordinary matter we can see is believed to make up no more than about 5% of our Universe. ...


5% - ordinary matter

What the researchers have done is, in effect, to identify the gravitational "signature" of dark matter. This signature was created by dark matter and ordinary matter being wrenched apart by the immense collision of two large galaxy clusters.

Study leader Doug Clowe, from the University of Arizona, said: "This provides the first direct proof that dark matter must exist and that it must make up the majority of the matter in the Universe."? - bbc

UFO: Green, lighted ball with a tail that flew low

I subscribe to a service that sends me all the day's UFO reports from around the world. The ones that really stand out or that have good pictures, I post on this blog. Here is a report of a UFO that caught my attention because I saw TWO just like this, one about a minute after the other. This was here in California a few years ago. The green tails were "swirving" on the two I saw when I was out in the woods.
"Calls streamed in to local police stations during the night after an unidentified ufotails.jpegflying object darted over the night skies in northern Norway. A top astronomer, though, thinks it was another meteorite. ... "It was colored white, green and gold, and lights seemed to blow off it like it was a sparkler," said one observer, Andre Gr?nmo. "It looked like it was a comet, and it was around four- to five times larger than a plane, and it flew much faster."

Slettli said others described a "green, lighted ball with a tail" that flew low. He said neither the Defense Department's radar station or its rocket facility at And?ya, nor the tower at Evenes airport, which serves Harstad and Narvik, had picked up the object." - aftenposten

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Reader Question: Are human pheromones real?

Trixie Says: August 18th, 2006 at 10:59 am So, I?ve got a scientific question that I?m hoping you can answer?.are human pheromones real? If so, what distance are they able to travel?

Good question. Well, one article I found (NEWSCIENTIST, June 2003) says human pheromone sensing ability ended due to a genetic mutation. This happened about 23 million years ago. So, one group says we haven't been able to pick up on pheromones for millions of years... Then again, this article (NATURE, 1998) says they have proof of human pheromones. The meeting highlights from the Women's Sexual Health Annual Meeting held March 2006 says yes, there are human pheromones:

"Dennerstein and colleagues[14] (1994) had demonstrated that heightened sexual desire precedes ovulation by 6 days. McClintock and colleagues have also demonstrated that heightened sexual desire precedes ovulation by 6 days.[15] McClintock and colleagues then showed that after 2 cycles of exposure to pads from breastfeeding women, there was a 22% increase in reported sexual desire and an equally large increase in reported sexual fantasies. ... 20217402_B.jpgThese compounds, such as androstadienone, are found in commercially marketed pheromones. In the experiment described, this compound prevented women arriving for laboratory testing from becoming irritable and from experiencing a drop in positive mood.[16] It also increased sympathetic tone and cortisol. Notably, however, the compound only had these effects when the women were tested by a man, and not by another woman. The women responded emotionally and physiologically to the man, and the androstadienone modulated their responses. They did not respond to the women, and in this social situation, the androstadienone had no effect..."

So yes, anderostadinone is a real human pheromone as far as I can tell. Read this study for some interesting details. The distance it works would be the distance any smells can travel. Depends on the wind, etc.
What does "works" mean? Will bottled pheromones help your sex life? This pheromone seems to make make women feel more comfortable and happy, but we haven't found anything yet that makes women "go wild" with lust. Looking at hormones, Androgen in women increases sexual motivation but "not on sexual activity per se." Trazodone (Desyrel) seems to increase female sex drive and sometimes produces spontaneous orgasm, but there are some dangerous heart effects. One study from 2004 was titled, "Spontaneous orgasm started with venlafaxine and continued with citalopram." Citalopram may have caused one woman to die.

I'd stay away from all of this artificial junk... but for $89.95/bottle, I'll sell my 100% natural manly armpit pheromones. ;-)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Friendly yoghurt-based bacteria may help reduce tooth decay and body odour

Tooth decay affects about 5 billion people worldwide. ... A chewing gum containing good bacteria that can destroy the bad bacteria that cause tooth decay could be in the shops soon. The gum is one of several products being developed by German chemical company BASF using the bacteria Lactobacillus, which is normally found in live yoghurt.

reindl.jpgBASF discovered a new strain of lactobacillus called L anti-caries, which binds to Strepptococcus mutans (S
Mutans), the bacteria responsible for tooth decay.

S Mutans sticks to the surface of teeth, where it produces an aggressive acid that breaks down the enamel. The friendly bugs in the gum will make the S Mutans clump together, preventing them from becoming attached to the tooth surface. Tests reveal that the? gum can reduce bacteria in the mouth fifty times.

The company is also going to release a new line of toothpastes and mouthwashes using L anti-caries.

Other potential uses of Lactobacillus include the prevention of body odour. BASF are looking into producing a deodorant based on L aladoris, which can inhibit odour-producing bacteria in the armpit. Similarly, tests have shown another strain, L ala-odoris can reduce odour formation in feet. - mum

It is neat that Dr. Andreas Reindl (pictured above) discovered this rather than genetically engineering it. Is this natural strain the mysterious reason some people don't get cavities? What about the repopulation problem with S. mutans? Does this gum work long term? I've always thought there is purposeful foot dragginging. Years ago in 1981 one article said they had a vaccine that worked in primates. In 1993, 12 years later, they still hadn't tested this on humans?!
"Vaccines have been prepared from purified antigens of mutans streptococci. These vaccines confer protection in non-human primates, but have yet to be tested in a human clinical trial." -Caries Res. 1993;27 Suppl 1:72-6.

When I talked to a Dental School teacher at UCSF about this, he said the problem with humans is that the S. mutans bacteria just comes back from food, kissing, toothbrushes, and so on. So, a daily gum sounds like it might work.

Scientists flock to test ‘free energy’ discovery

A man who claims to have developed a free energy technology which could power everything from mobile phones to cars has received more than 400 applications from scientists to test it.magnetic2.jpgSean McCarthy says that no one was more sceptical than he when Steorn, his small hi-tech firm in Dublin, hit upon a way of generating clean, free and constant energy from the interaction of magnetic fields. 'It wasn't so much a Eureka moment as a get-back-in-there-and-check-your-instruments moment, although in far more colourful language,' said McCarthy. But when he attempted to share his findings, he says, scientists either put the phone down on him or refused to endorse him publicly in case they damaged their academic reputations. So last week he took out a full-page advert in the Economist magazine, challenging the scientific community to examine his technology.

McCarthy claims it provides five times the amount of energy a mobile phone battery generates for the same size, and does not have to be recharged. Sean_McCarthy_with_machine_95x95.jpgWithin 36 hours of his advert appearing he had been contacted by 420 scientists in Europe, America and Australia, and a further 4,606 people had registered to receive the results. - observer

"What we have developed is a way to construct magnetic fields so that when you travel round the magnetic fields, starting and stopping at the same position, you have gained energy," he told Ireland's RTE radio. "The energy isn't being converted from any other source such as the energy within the magnet. It's literally created. Once the technology operates, it provides a constant stream of clean energy." - playfuls

"When asked if he or his company has been impacted by the threat or fear of possible suppression of the technology, as has allegedly been the case in many other similar revolutionary energy technology situations, McCarthy responded: "Not in the slightest." "We don't live in the conspiracy-theory world." He said his company has worked extensively as a vendor for law enforcement, and has confronted some "pretty scary people," and has good security in place. "Furthermore, it's not a person, but a company that has produced this technology." - pesn

If true, this would change the world. But... Steorn is/was a marketing company. It could be a scam: They spend $100,000 for a slick ad and web site and get millions by soliciting research donations from investors before the hoax is found out. I found a European patent which is interesting to read. We'll see...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Mind Games: Army Stage-Managed Fall of Hussein Statue

I had a debate this weekend about the toppling of Saddam's statue. My friend 100% refused to believe that this event was staged propaganda. Here are my sources: an article from the LA Times and pictures of the mostly empty square during the toppling.
Published on Saturday, July 3, 2004 by the Los Angeles Times Army Stage-Managed Fall of Hussein Statue

"... The Army's internal study of the war in Iraq criticizes some efforts by its own psychological operations units, but one spur-of-the-moment effort last year produced the most memorable image of the invasion.

As the Iraqi regime was collapsing on April 9, 2003, Marines converged on Firdos Square in central Baghdad, site of an enormous statue of Saddam Hussein. It was a Marine colonel ? not joyous Iraqi civilians, as was widely assumed from the TV images ? who decided to topple the statue, the Army report said. And it was a quick-thinking Army psychological operations team that made it appear to be a spontaneous Iraqi undertaking. After the colonel ? who was not named in the report ? selected the statue as a "target of opportunity," the psychological team used loudspeakers to encourage Iraqi civilians to assist, according to an account by a unit member."

... Ultimately, a Marine recovery vehicle toppled the statue with a chain, but the effort appeared to be Iraqi-inspired because the psychological team had managed to pack the vehicle with cheering Iraqi children.

There is photo evidence that one image of this event which was seen by over 400,000 Americans was doctored to fake a crowd by copying the same few people into the picture in different places. Click thumbnails for photos of the statue toppling.

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So, yes, psyops is real. Our military does mind game stuff. Are these thought weapons of ours currently used for political ends against our own US civilian population? 1stradioleaflet.jpgPerhaps. One possibility is that fear based propaganda is being used to get us to pay for endless war. Although distateful, I understand the need for some of this type of thing in the big picture to protect our interests. I think it explains some UFO mysteries, in fact.

When behavior-changing lies are used resulting in the loss of citizen's Constitutional rights our military is supposed to be protecting, however, then something has gone wrong with the system. Where are the checks and balances?

Okay, anyway... The acutal odds of any American dying from a terror attack are close to zero, at present. Would you give up your Constitutional rights in hopes of avoiding death by lightening which is 983 times more likely to kill you than a terrorist? Yes, there are real terrorists. There are also real sharks. Neither is statistically much of a threat, even after 9/11.
" In fact, your chance of being killed by a falling vending machine, (yes, a vending machine) is more than double that of being killed by a terrorist!" - ws