for December, 2014

2014’s Stupid Anti-Science Stuff

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

This Is the Stupidest Anti-Science Bullshit of 2014

A catalogue of shame.

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2014 had its fair share of landmark scientific accomplishments: dramatic cuts to the cost of sequencing a genome; sweeping investigations of climate change impacts in the US; advances in private-sector space travel, and plenty more. But there was also no shortage of high-profile figures eager to publicly and shamelessly denounce well-established science—sometimes with serious consequences for public policy. So without further ado, the most egregious science denial of 2014:
Basically everything said by Donald Trump:

You can always count on The Donald to pull no punches. He got started early this year, when he pointed to freezing temperatures in parts of the country as evidence that “this very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop” and then told Fox News that the global warming “hoax” was merely the result of scientists “having a lot of fun.”

In September, Trump went on a Twitter screed linking vaccines to autism. A month earlier, he fanned the flames of unscientific Ebola panic when he objected to efforts to bring American health care workers infected with the virus back the the US for treatment. “The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back,” he tweeted. “People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!” Health care experts, meanwhile, insisted that the risk was minimal; the two patients Trump was talking about were ultimately brought back to the US and successfully treated without infecting anyone else. Let’s just stick to real estate and beauty pageants, Donald, shall we?
Unnecessary Ebola quarantines:

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Reporters and state police keep watch outside of nurse Kaci Hickox’s house in Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/AP

Trump wasn’t the only one to catch a heavy dose of science denial fever in the midst of the Ebola crisis. The plague of denial started in West Africa, as efforts to stem the outbreak were stymied by persistent rumors that Ebola was a myth propagated by the World Health Organization and Western powers. When Ebola hopped the Atlantic and landed in the United States, a host of (mostly Republican) lawmakers clamored for travel bans and visa restrictions—even though America’s leading public health officials repeatedly explained that those steps would be ineffective. In October, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) forced Kaci Hickox, a nurse who had been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, to stay in an isolation tent in a Newark hostpital for two-and-a-half days, despite the fact that she had no symptoms of the disease and therefore posed no threat to others. When Hickox finally escaped New Jersey, she was quarantined again in her home state of Maine. Doctors Without Borders, an NGO on the front lines of the Ebola crisis, issued a statement at the time declaring that the “forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers…is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the epidemic at its source.”
Lamar Smith’s war on the National Science Foundation:

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) Jay Mallin/ZUMA

Republican Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas took his opposition to basic science straight to the source: The grant-writing archives of the National Science Foundation. In an unprecedented violation of the historic firewall between the lawmakers who set the NSF’s budget and the top scientists who decide where to direct it, Smith’s researchers pulled the files on at least 47 grants that they believed were not in the “public interest.” Some of the biggest-ticket projects they took issue with related to climate change research; the committee apparently intended to single out these projects as examples of the NSF frittering money away on research that won’t come back to benefit taxpayers. The investigation is ongoing, and the precedent it sets—that scientific research projects are only worthwhile if they directly benefit the American economy—is unsettling.
Battles over Texas textbooks:

Citizens gathered outside a 2010 Texas State Board of Education meeting to protest changes to the state’s social studies standards. Larry Kolvoord/Austin American-Statesman/AP

The Texas Board of Education has long been a hotbed for science denial, as conservative activists and a handful of textbook reviewers have sought to influence textbook-writing standards in an effort to muddle the basic science around issues such as evolution and climate change. What happens within the pages of Texas textbooks matters because the publishing market there is among the nation’s largest; what gets printed in Texas is likely to wind up in classrooms nationwide. Early this year advocates for better textbook oversight won a victory when the board announced it would give teachers’ input priority in determining curricula. But by September, the battle was back on, with a raft of revisions that contained obvious biases against mainstream climate science—one McGraw-Hill textbook inaccurately claimed that scientists “do not agree on what is causing the change,” and a Pearson text similarly alluded to scientific disagreement. Bowing to public pressure, in November Pearson altered its text to more accurately reflect the scientific consensus on climate change, but the McGraw-Hill text still portrays climate science as an open debate. Meanwhile, a parallel battle played out in Oklahoma over new standards to improve climate science education.
Bill Nye schools creationist Ken Ham; John Holdren schools Congress:

Veteran science educator Bill Nye’s live-streamed takedown of outspoken creationist Ken Ham was perhaps the year’s most amazing barrage of scientific badassery. Nye piled on the evidence for why the Earth can’t possibly be just a few thousand years old (as Ham believes) and why the fossil record does, in fact, prove the theory of evolution. That spectacle was followed by another killer takedown, as White House science adviser John Holdren explained elementary school-level concepts related to climate change to members of the House Science Committee:

 

Senate overrun by climate deniers:

James Inhofe (R-Okla.) Louie Palu/ZUMA

Science denial on Capitol Hill is set to get even crazier next year. When Democrats (and environmentalists) got a sound whooping in the midterm elections, a new caucus of climate change-denying senators swept in. Almost every new Republican senator has taken a position against mainstream climate science, ranging from hardline denial to cautious skepticism. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the incoming majority leader, has vowed to make forcing through an approval of the Keystone XL pipeline his top agenda item in the new year; he also wants to block the Obama administration’s efforts to reign in carbon pollution from coal plants. And the incoming chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is none other than James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who actually believes that global warming is a hoax orchestrated by Barbra Streisand. You can’t make this stuff up.
“I’m not a scientist”:

 

2014 saw the proliferation of a particularly insidious talking point for those politicians who have realized that denying climate science is untenable but are unable to publicly accept the scientific consensus: “I’m not a scientist.” Possible 2016 presidential contender Jeb Bush used that line back in 2009, and in 2014 it reached new heights: McConnell, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) are among the guilty parties. It’s a cop-out that is at best exhausting, and at worst dangerous.
Anti-vaxxers are still a thing:

The first five months of 2014 saw the more measles cases than comparable time periods in any year since 1994; the CDC reported that 90 percent of those cases were among people who hadn’t been vaccinated. In May, a Tennessee hospital reported a disturbing spike in cases of infants with a rare bleeding condition that could have been prevented with a routine vitamin injection; doctors there blamed anti-vaccination fears for parents avoiding the injection. Yes, it’s not just Jenny McCarthya surprising number of people across the country continue to be preoccupied with the totally debunked fear that vaccines will lead to autism or other maladies.
Contraception ≠ abortion:

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A Hobby Lobby location in Stow, Ohio. DangApricot/Wikimedia Commons

The year’s biggest court battle over reproductive rights, in which the craft store Hobby Lobby objected to the Obamacare requirement that it provide contraceptive coverage for its employees, was premised on terrible science. The company’s owners, who have a religious objection to abortion, claimed that intrauterine devices and the “morning-after” pills Ella and Plan B cause abortions. But scientists say that these methods of contraception work by preventing pregnancy; they don’t result in abortion. If it’s not surprising that Hobby Lobby’s owners would come out against the science, it is a surprise that conservative justices on the Supreme Court would back them up, despite ample testimony from leading gynecologists. As Molly Redden reports, battles over science denial in reproductive rights are only going to heat up in 2015.

from:  http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/12/worst-science-denial-2014

On Quartz & Kyanite

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Crystals for Spiritual Upgrade & Light Code Integration

December 1, 2014 Meditation

Crystals for Spiritual Upgrade & Light Code Integration

by Adrienne Goff

Have you ever been in an altered state of consciousness, and all of a sudden you get a fleeting vision of symbols, geometry, complex mathematical equations, hieroglyphics, or something that looks like morse code?

I remember the first time I saw several lines of advanced math interrupting my meditation, I was worried that I was having flashbacks from trigonometry class!  According to Tashira Tachi-ren, author of What is Lightbody?, this is actually light language–an encodement or communication from the higher dimensions.  Think of these light codes as seeds of etheric instructions that take root and upgrade your bio-energetic system. This results in the awakening of your higher chakras, glands, subtle energetic circuitry, and psychic senses.  It is a mechanism that allows you to physically embody more of your higher self and soul gifts, so that you can rock this incarnation and achieve your spiritual goals.

If you aren’t seeing light language yet, don’t worry!  Everyone who is incarnated is going through this process, no exceptions. You can become more aware of these light codes and accelerate your spiritual growth by working with crystals and stones. Certain crystals can sharpen your psychic senses and awaken your third-eye vision.  They are amplifiers of energy and intention, and they can work multi-dimensionally as an interface between your consciousness and the higher planes to speed up your process.  If you are ready for a quantum leap, here is a formula of four magic minerals for downloading the next level of light codes.

Elestial Quartz is a master formation with an etched and layered appearance. Many specimens have multiple terminations all over the face and body. Crystal Expert, Robert Simmons, describes Elestial Elestial Quartz is a master formation with an etched and layered appearance. Many specimens have multiple terminations all over the face and body. Crystal Expert, Robert Simmons, describes Elestial Quartz in this way: “They are like crystalline switchboards linking multiple dimensions, times and levels of consciousness to one another.” If you are seeking a more vivid experience of light codes, look no further than Elestial Quartz! Quartz in this way:

“They are like crystalline switchboards linking multiple dimensions, times and levels of consciousness to one another.”

If you are seeking a more vivid experience of light codes, look no further than Elestial Quartz!  The first time I meditated with a large Elestial, I saw multiple rows of symbols made up of dots and lines.  It very much looked like an Arcturian light language that I saw at a conference earlier that year. Then my visual field was wiped clean and replaced with volumes of the most complex math equations I have ever seen in my life.  Most of them contained square root signs, parenthesis, and other math symbols that are meaningless to my conscious mind.  After this happened, I noticed a significant improvement in my healing abilities. So in my experience, Elestials really do act as a perfect medium for transferring energy patterns, codes, and information from the higher planes into the human auric field and experience.

According to Crystal Expert, Naisha Ahsian, Elestials connect to the full-spectrum of light. Then they structure and regulate this energy, adjusting it so that it is the perfect and highest level that you can easily absorb and integrate. In this way, they ensure that you are not overloading or frying your system. Elestials are also helpful in upgrading the brain and in healing brain damage. They can rewire your subtle energetic circuitry and create new neural pathways that align you with higher dimensional reality.  Elestials also clear blockages from all chakras, and they help you to see and release the root causes of disease and disharmony. They can purify and dissolve mental and emotional patterns that no longer serve you.

Another high vibration crystal that is known for bringing in the light codes is Lithium Quartz.  I am Another high vibration crystal that is known for bringing in the light codes is Lithium Quartz. I am often guided to place it over the third eye of my clients, and many report seeing light language for the first time. With Lithium Quartz, the kinds of light codes that you typically see are colorful energy fields, geometric patterns, and abstract symbols. I have also had the experience of holding a Lithium Quartz and watching etched triangles suddenly appear on the face of the crystal right before my eyes! Also known as records, these triangles represent coded information. According to one of my teachers, Katrina Raphaell, these records were deliberately programmed into the Quartz by ancient Atlanteans, and the information within has some connection with whomever ends up being the guardian of that specific crystal. often guided to place it over the third eye of my clients, and many report seeing light language for the first time. With Lithium Quartz, the kinds of light codes that you typically see are colorful energy fields, geometric patterns, and abstract symbols. I have also had the experience of holding a Lithium Quartz and watching etched triangles suddenly appear on the face of the crystal right before my eyes! Also known as records, these triangles represent coded information. According to one of my teachers, Katrina Raphaell, these records were deliberately programmed into the Quartz by ancient Atlanteans, and the information within has some connection with whomever ends up being the guardian of that specific crystal.

Due to the lithium content, Lithium Quartz is perhaps best known for its natural ability to calm and clear stress, anxiety, depression, and fear.  Lithium-bearing stones also activate the third eye and move you into a higher, meditative state of consciousness.  In addition to lithium, this powerhouse crystal contains manganese, iron, and kaolinite inclusions. All four of these minerals are powerful in their own right. And when they are combined in Quartz, their individual properties create a synergy and are greatly amplified.  The presence of manganese and iron gives this crystal a grounding and balancing effect on the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.  It also helps to anchor the incoming light codes into the body for easier integration.  Kaolinite is like water–it cleanses lower patterns and brings in a smooth flow of energy.  The combined effect is a sense of slowing down, coming to center, rising above emotional or 3-D discordance, and connecting to the higher flows. It’s as if this stone delivers the calming touch of the Divine, a gentle sensation that is also very powerful, easy to feel, and fast-acting.

Kyanite is an energy connector and a transmitter all in one, due to its striated structure.  A striated stone is one that has parallel grooves recessed down the length of the stone. These striations act as Kyanite is an energy connector and a transmitter all in one, due to its striated structure. A striated stone is one that has parallel grooves recessed down the length of the stone. These striations act as channels or pathways for light frequencies and codes to be downloaded from the higher realms into the human energy system. channels or pathways for light frequencies and codes to be downloaded from the higher realms into the human energy system. Kyanite is one of the top stones for meditation, helping you to ease into an altered state and to consciously retain more of the experience. According to Katrina Raphaell, this is because it activates the causal chakra, also known as the fourth eye.  Located at the back and center of the top of the head, the causal chakra is where your hair can create a spiral and where a baby’s soft spot is located.  This is the area where you to receive higher mental impressions from spiritual sources. It is the seat of the evolved mental body, the one that exists beyond lower mental static and that is attuned to the cosmic mind.  You know that this area is beginning to activate when you get fleeting visions during meditations that drift away as soon as you notice them. Sometimes you experience this in the twilight state, right before falling asleep. The amount and quality of light language and codes that you can perceive is directly related to the degree that the causal chakra is activated.  Working with Kyanite will open the door.

Kyanite has many other beneficial qualities, such as calming the emotions, rewiring neural pathways, enhancing channeling and telepathy, and protecting the aura.  But one of its most useful properties is that it powerfully clears all forms of lower energy.  It assists in removing blockages and negative energy from all chakras, energy pathways, and meridians. Placing a large Kyanite vertically between the heart and solar plexus chakras can create a bridge that connects all of the chakras and promotes flow through your entire central column.

Tiger Iron is a dynamic grounding stone that will serve to anchor all of the higher codes and frequencies of light that the previous three stones will usher in. It is a combination of Tiger Eye, Red Jasper, and Hematite that naturally strengthens the first three chakras. According to Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, Tiger Iron enhances physical vitality, health, focus, and manifestation power. It helps to keep you protected, grounded, and feeling balanced in your body and in your life. Since it has a balance of electrical and magnetic energies, Tiger Iron can channel and integrate full-spectrum light into the physical body. The iron content in Tiger Iron connects you with the core of the planet and strengthens your grounding cord. This allows you to become a divine instrument, channeling light through your system and anchoring it into the Earth. Tiger Iron is a dynamic grounding stone that will serve to anchor all of the higher codes and frequencies of light that the previous three stones will usher in.  It is a combination of Tiger Eye, Red Jasper, and Hematite that naturally strengthens the first three chakras.  According to Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, Tiger Iron enhances physical vitality, health, focus, and manifestation power. It helps to keep you protected, grounded, and feeling balanced in your body and in your life. Since it has a balance of electrical and magnetic energies, Tiger Iron can channel and integrate full-spectrum light into the physical body. The iron content in Tiger Iron connects you with the core of the planet and strengthens your grounding cord. This allows you to become a divine instrument, channeling light through your system and anchoring it into the Earth.

Now here’s how you put all four crystals together to create major upgrade of your system. Begin by cleansing the crystals and calling in your higher self to assist with this process. Lie down, and place the Elestial Quartz above your head at the crown chakra. It will open a multi-dimensional gateway and allow the perfect infusion of light codes to come in.  Next, place the Lithium Quartz at your third eye chakra to help you perceive the light codes and ground them into the higher chakras. Then place the Kyanite between your heart and solar plexus chakras to clear your chakric column and draw the codes through your body. And finally, place the Tiger Iron a few inches below your feet to anchor it all into your physical body and into the Earth. Now visualize a wave of clearing energy entering the crown and flowing through your entire body and auric field. Then hold this intention in mind: “I now receive the exact energies, downloads, and light codes that I need and can easily integrate for my spiritual growth and highest good.” Place your hands over the Lithium Quartz, and be open to seeing a light code (or several light codes) stream in. You might see symbols, geometry, mathematical equations, hieroglyphics, or other images. Or perhaps you will see colors or feel sensations. It might be big, or it might be very subtle. Just trust that you are receiving what is best for you at this time. Relax and meditate with the stones in place for at least fifteen minutes, and allow the synthesis to occur.  After some processing time, you might experience an upshift in your abilities or an awakening of brand new metaphysical gifts.

Welcome to the next level!

from:    http://in5d.com/crystals-for-spiritual-upgrade-light-code-integration/

On TIme Travel & Politics

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Time Travel And Political Control Of The Human Population

December 4, 2014 Awareness

Time Travel And Political Control Of The Human Population

by Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd

The U.S. government has had Tesla-based quantum access time travel technology for over 40 years.  Time travel technology has been weaponised with its principal impacts to date being for the sequestration in time loops of secret military installations, such as U.S. secret bases on Mars, political control of the human population, political surveillance, and attempted imposition of a catastrophic timeline on humanity by withholding or manipulating information about future events.

Confirmation of U.S.’ use of Tesla-based time travel technology

Two independent whistleblowers from the U.S. national security state have come forward with congruent, sophisticated, and extensive insider accounts of their experiences with Tesla-based time travel technology developed by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Mars colony eyewitness Michael Relfe is a whistleblower and a former member of the U.S. armed forces who, in 1976, was recruited as a permanent member of the secret Mars colony.  In 1976 (Earth time), he teleported to the Mars colony and spent 20 years as a permanent member of its staff. In 1996 (Mars time), Mr Relfe was time-travelled via teleportation and age-regressed 20 years, landing back at a U.S. military base in 1976 (Earth time).  He then served six years in the U.S. military on Earth before being honorably discharged in 1982.

In a two-volume book, The Mars Records, authored by his wife, Stephanie Relfe, B.Sc., Mr Relfe describes the two types of individuals at the secret Mars colony:

“To clarify: Remember there are two kinds of people that I remember.

1. People visiting Mars temporarily (politicians, etc.) – They travel to and from Mars by jump gate. They visit for a few weeks and return. They are not time traveled back. They are VIP’s. They are OFF LIMITS!!

2. Permanent staff – They spend 20 years’ duty cycle. At the end of their duty cycle, they are age reversed and time shot back to their space-time origin point. They are sent back with memories blocked. They are sent back to complete their destiny on Earth.”  (Vol. 2, p. 204)

Four independent whistleblower witnesses, including Michael Relfe, have confirmed the existence of one or more U.S. secret bases on Mars, as forward strategic military bases for occupation or defense of the solar system. These whistleblower witnesses include, besides Michael Relfe, former U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Robert Dean, former participant in DARPA’s Project Pegasus Andrew D. Basiago and former U.S. Department of Defense scientist Arthur Neumann.

Andrew D. Basiago is a former participant in DARPA Project Pegasus (1968-72) that developed Tesla-based quantum teleportation and time travel in the time space hologram, initiating the U.S. program of time-space Chrononauts. 

Andrew D. Basiago is a former participant in DARPA Project Pegasus (1968-72) that developed Tesla-based quantum teleportation and time travel in the time space hologram, initiating the U.S. program of time-space Chrononauts.

According to Mr. Basiago, the U.S. government already had a fully operational teleportation capability in 1967-68, and by 1969-70, was actively training a cadre of gifted and talented American schoolchildren, including himself, to become America’s first generation of “chrononauts” or time-space explorers.

This training, he said, culminated in 1981, when, as a 19-year-old, he teleported to Mars, first by himself after being prepared for the trip by CIA officer Courtney M. Hunt, and then a second time in the company of Hunt. Both trips, Mr. Basiago said, were made via a “jump room” located at a CIA facility in El Segundo, CA. The apparent purpose of the trips to Mars was to familiarize him with Mars because the CIA knew of his destiny pertaining to publicly establishing the fact that Mars is an inhabited planet and deemed it important that he visit Mars and experience its conditions first-hand.

Mr. Basiago’s involvement in advanced U.S. time-space research as a child, as well as Courtney M. Hunt’s identity as a career CIA officer, have been confirmed by Dr. Jean Maria Arrigo, an ethicist who works closely with U.S. military and intelligence agencies, and by U.S. Army Captain Ernest Garcia, whose storied career in U.S. intelligence included both serving as a guard on the Dead Sea Scroll expeditions of Israeli archaeologist Yigal Yadin and as the Army security attaché to Project Pegasus.

Remote sensing in the time-space continuum

Mr Basiago has revealed that between 1969 and 1972, as a child participant in Project Pegasus, he both viewed past and future events through a device known as a “chronovisor” and teleported back and forth across the country in vortal tunnels opened in time-space via Tesla-based teleporters located at the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Company facility in Wood Ridge, NJ and the Sandia National Laboratory in Sandia, NM.

Mr Basiago has revealed that between 1969 and 1972, as a child participant in Project Pegasus, he both viewed past and future events through a device known as a “chronovisor” and teleported back and forth across the country in vortal tunnels opened in time-space via Tesla-based teleporters located at the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Company facility in Wood Ridge, NJ and the Sandia National Laboratory in Sandia, NM.

A chronovisor is a device that uses a screen or holographic template to locate and display scenes from the past or future in the time-space hologram.  The chronovisor was originally developed by two Vatican scientists in conjunction with Enrico Fermi and later refined by DARPA scientists.
DARPA had, he explains, five reasons for involving American schoolchildren in such new, dangerous, and experimental activities:

  1. First, the Department of Defense wanted to test the mental and physical effects of teleportation on children.
  2. Second, Project Pegasus needed to use children because the holograms created by the chronovisors would collapse when adults stood within them.
  3. Third, the children were tabula rasa (of the mind that has not yet gained impressions of experience) and would tend to see things during the time probes that adults would tend to miss.
  4. Fourth, the children were trainees who upon growing up would serve in a covert time-space program under DARPA that would operate in tandem with the overt space program under NASA.
  5. Lastly, the program sponsors found that after moving between time lines, adult time travelers were often becoming insane, and it was hoped that by working with gifted and talented children from childhood, the U.S. government might create an adult cadre of “chrononauts” capable of dealing with the psychological effects of time travel.

In contrast to the chronovisor probes, in which a form of virtual time travel was achieved, the teleporters developed by Project Pegasus allowed for physical teleportation to distant locations, sometimes with an adjustment forward or backward in time of days, weeks, months, or years.  According to Mr Basiago, by 1972, the U.S. government was using “quantum displacement” of this kind to both send people forward several years in time to store sensitive military secrets in the future and backward several years in time to provide the government with intelligence about future events.

The weaponization of time travel

DARPA’s Project Pegasus (1968-73) under which the U.S. government program of quantum access Tesla-based teleportation and time travel was developed was historically under the control of then-U.S. President Richard M. Nixon’s cabinet member Donald H. Rumsfeld. According to Mr Basiago’s whistleblower testimony, Donald H. Rumsfeld, the sitting U.S. Secretary of Defense on September 11, 2001, was the defense attaché to Project Pegasus during the early 1970’s, when Mr. Rumsfeld was officially serving as a counselor to President Nixon and member of his Board of Wage and Price Stabilization.

Mr. Rumsfeld approached his Project Pegasus responsibilities with the intent to weaponize teleportation and time travel to the U.S. government’s advantage. He has been quoted as stating in Project Pegasus meetings at the time that the chief mission of teleportation was to deliver troops to the appropriate place in the battlefield.

Sequestration of secret U.S. military bases

It is clear from Michael Relfe’s two books on his 20 years at the secret U.S. base on Mars that U.S. time travel was principally used to the hide the presence of U.S. secret military installations on Mars from the public so that the installations remained accessible only to time scientists of the U.S. D.O.D.

Mr. Relfe was recruited into the U.S. armed forces and time travel/teleported to Mars in 1976.  Only individuals with access to secret time science records or technology of the U.S. Department of Defense could prove the existence of the U.S. secret Mars base from Michael Relfe’s conventional U.S. service records.

Time travel pre-identification and secret training of U.S. Presidents

On a November 11, 2009 Coast to Coast AM radio program, Mr. Basiago publicly stated that DARPA’S Project Pegasus program involving time travel was identifying future persons of interest, including those who would serve as U.S. president, and then informing such persons of their destinies.  Mr. Basiago stated that in the early 1970s, in the company of his late father, Raymond F. Basiago, an engineer for The Ralph M. Parsons Company who worked on classified aerospace projects was present at a lunch in Albuquerque, New Mexico at which (then) future U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were guests shortly after they were informed that both would one day serve as President.

He also stated that in the early 1970s, the DARPA program, Project Pegasus, had identified future Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton utilizing time travel technology. Mr. Basiago met (then) future President Barack Obama in Los Angeles, CA in 1982 while attending UCLA. Mr. Obama, then a student at Columbia University, was visiting former classmates at Occidental College in Los Angeles. A statement was made by the ally of Mr. Obama in the anti-apartheid movement which revealed that Mr. Obama, then age 20, already knew that he would one day be the President.

Project Pegasus time travel was also used for political surveillance of future societal change agents
Mr. Basiago revealed that the reason Project Pegasus was able to identify Mr. Carter, who was the then Governor of George, in 1971, as a future U.S. President, is that the program was in possession of a copy my book, Exopolitics: Politics, Government and Law in the Universe  that I would not write until 1999 and would not be published as a library book until 2005, but which bears a quote on its front pages of a statement made by President Jimmy Carter.

According to him, my book Exopolitics was, among other written works, physically retrieved from the future by Project Pegasus and brought back in time to 1971 or a prior time.  At that time, 1971, I was General Counsel of the New York City Environmental Protection Administration and had been placed under time travel surveillance by the U.S. government.

Mr. Basiago has also stated that Project Pegasus identified Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, the great granddaughter of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, as a his future ally.

Thus, there is historical precedent for the covert political surveillance, via remote sensing in time, of a person of interest like Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, great-granddaughter of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Time travel and 9/11

Mr. Basiago has publicly stated how in 1971 he viewed moving images of the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 that had been obtained from the future and brought back to the early 1970’s.

He has described how while serving in Project Pegasus, he viewed moving images of 9/11 at the secured U.S. defense-technical facility where they were processed after being retrieved from the future (at the Aerojet Corporation facility that once stood at the corner of Bullock Avenue and Leroy Place in Socorro, New Mexico).

In all likelihood, Mr. Rumsfeld, as the defense attaché to Project Pegasus, would have known about and possibly had control over the data about 9/11 derived via “quantum access” and brought it back to the early 1970’s for analysis by the DARPA research and development program under his administrative authority.

Mr. Basiago’s eyewitness account that Secretary Rumsfeld and others knew about 9/11 decades in advance because data about it was gathered via DARPA’s secret time travel program unlocks several of the more enigmatic facts in the 9/11 literature and may be the key to society’s unraveling of the ultimate accountability for the false flag operation that took place on September 11, 2001.

Time travel and natural catastrophe

A chronovisor probe in the early 1970s by DARPA’s Project Pegasus chose an archetypal target in Washington, DC. Project Pegasus chose to view the U.S. Supreme Court building in 2013 via chronovisor and Project Pegasus participant and Mr. Basiago “found that the Supreme Court building was under 100 feet of stagnant water”.

A Farsight Institute remote viewing study of natural catastrophe targeted the archetypal target right across from the U.S. Supreme Court Building—the U.S. Capitol building—in 2013.  In all, 39% of the remote viewer reports viewed the U.S. Capitol in ruins alongside deep water.

Mr. Basiago has also stated that “that because the chronovisors did not identify absolute, deterministic futures but rather alternate futures in the “multi-verse,” this catastrophic vision of Washington, DC might be from an alternative time line that does not materialize on our time line.”
Results showed that 29% of Farsight remote viewers targeting the U.S. Capitol in 2013 did not see a Washington, DC devastated by natural catastrophe.

Here, then, we have the 2012-13 catastrophic and 2012-13 non-catastrophic futures side by side.  DARPA’s Project Pegasus chronovisor technology for probing future events in the time-space hologram was state-of-the-art in the early 1970s.  Project Pegasus itself was under the policy oversight of Donald H. Rumsfeld as a Nixon cabinet member.  It may have been that Presidential-level decisions were made in the early 1970s to commence underground shelter preparations, on the basis of Project Pegasus and other time-travel intelligence about the 2012-13 catastrophic timeline.

It is reasonable to speculate whether the U.S. and other governments and elites may have made a fundamental miscalculation and wrong conclusion in assuming that a 2012-13 cataclysmic timeline will be the actual future, when in fact it was an alternative future that would not materialize as the actual deterministic future in 2012-13.

It is also reasonable to speculate that the governments and political and financial elites have made a colossal moral error in creating safe underground bases for themselves, while making plans to leave an unwitting humanity on the surface to be ‘depopulated’ by a combination of giant solar flares, meteors from space, and a Mad Max scenario playing out—all of which is a future that does not materialize.

In a July 7, 2010 presentation, Dr. Courtney Brown of the Farsight Institute stated there are anomalies that suggest the U.S. government and elites are heavily invested in covertly preparing for the 2012-13 catastrophic timeline, while keeping the bulk of the human population in the dark.
These anomalies, such as rapid expansion of deep underground military bases to accommodate all U.S. government, military and police forces, and political and financial elites, suggest that they have accepted that the 2012-13 catastrophic future is the most probable future, and are feverishly completing underground facilities on Earth (as well as secret bases on Mars).

Societal impact of chronovision and teleportation

Basiago’s Pegasus revelations establish that a secret, advanced U.S. time-space program emerged 40 years ago.  For four decades, this program has used esoteric technologies involving chronovision and teleportation to perform “remote sensing in time” of past and future events.  For the past three decades, teleportation has also been used to send individuals from Earth to strategic U.S. bases on Mars.  He is adamant that these technologies be revealed so that their positive and negative aspects can be debated and their positive aspects used to the advantage of humanity.

Chronovision, he said, could be used to create an international network of virtual museums in which images from the past would be shown to enlighten and educate the public.  Misapplied, such technology could also be used to create a Fascist society based on 24-hour surveillance of individuals by government, which may have been portended by the DARPA project called “Total Information Awareness” that President George W. Bush established and placed under Admiral John Poindexter.

Teleportation is a second quantum access technology developed with public funds that the public is being denied the full benefits of.  Teleportation could be used, Basiago said, to move people and goods more quickly and efficiently around the globe, without the pollution caused by planes, trains, and automobiles or the negative land use effects from airports, railroad tracks, and highways.  Yet, if it is not declassified, teleportation will remain what it has been for 40 years, that is, a weapon for use only by the U.S. military, to have the option to put troops precisely where they are needed on battlefields.

“I take my responsibilities as a planetary whistleblower very seriously,” Basiago said.

“This is a truth campaign for positive human development on this planet.  The people of this planet have a right to a true telling of the natural history of the solar system that we inhabit.  This includes the truth that Mars is an inhabited planet and also that the United States’ secret space program has already sent individuals from this planet to the Red Planet.  If we are to achieve a sustainable human future on this planet, we must demand that the US government reveal the teleportation that has been used to reach Mars so that it can now be used to revolutionize human transport on Earth.  The people of this planet have a right to inhabit a future global society in which all human beings enjoy the life-advantaging benefits of all of the technologies that all of human ingenuity has ever produced.  In both of these cases, whether a treaty protecting Mars or a global network of teleports results, the truth shall set us free.”

NOTE: This article is part of a continuing series on quantum access and other exotic technologies that have been developed by black budget military and intelligence projects and applied to date principally for weapons uses, rather than for the benefit of humanity, who in the end have paid with public funds for their original development.  This article originally appeared in Veritas Magazine, Australia.

from:    http://in5d.com/time-travel-and-political-control-of-the-human-population/

On Lucid Dreaming

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Lucid Dreaming: The Basics


The following is excerpted from Lucid Dreaming: A Beginners Guide To Becoming Conscious In Your Dreams, to be published by Hay House Basics in February, 2015.


“What is lucid dreaming?”

Lucid dreaming is the art of becoming conscious within your dreams. A lucid dream is one in which you realize, ‘Aha! I’m dreaming!’ while you’re still asleep. Once you become conscious within a dream, you can interact with and direct it at will, partner-dancing with your unconscious mind.

It allows you conscious access to the deepest depths of your mind, and the opportunity to guide your dreams at will.  In a lucid dream you’ve not woken up – in fact, you’re still sound asleep – but part of the brain has reactivated (the right dorsolateral pre-frontal cortex, in case you’re wondering), allowing you to experience the dream state consciously with self-reflective awareness. Once you know that you’re dreaming as you’re dreaming, you gain access to the most powerful virtual reality generator in existence: the mind.

For me, one of the most revolutionary aspects of lucid dreaming is that it makes sleep fun! It completely reconfigures our relationship with the third of our lives that we spend asleep. Suddenly, sleep is not just ‘wasted time’, as some people see it, but rather a potential training ground for psycho-spiritual growth and a laboratory of internal exploration that makes us more lucidly aware in our waking lives too.

In fact, the term ‘lucid dreaming’ is a bit of a misnomer – it should really be ‘conscious dreaming’, because it’s the aspect of conscious awareness that defines the experience, rather than its lucid clarity, but for now we’ll stick with it.

However, given that there’s so much misunderstanding around what lucid dreaming actually is, it’s worth taking a moment to look at what lucid dreaming is not…

It’s not a half-awake/half-asleep state. In a lucid dream you’re in REM (rapid eye movement) dreaming sleep and out for the count, but part of your brain has become reactivated while you’re dreaming, allowing you to experience the dream consciously.

It’s not just a very vivid dream. Although lucid dreams are often super-vivid, high-definition experiences.

It’s not an out-of-body experience (sometimes called astral projection). This point is still being debated by many lucid dreaming practitioners, but as I see it, a lucid dream is happening primarily within our own personal mindstream, whereas in an out-of-body experience we’ve moved beyond these boundaries.

Lucid dreaming is a dream in which you know you’re dreaming as you’re dreaming. I’m glad we’ve cleared that up!

“So why would we want to dream lucidity?”

So many psychological problems have their source in the fact that we don’t know ourselves. We don’t know our minds; we’re unmindful and unaware. Through lucid dreaming we get to truly know ourselves, and to become more mindfully aware in all states of day and night.

Our unconscious minds hold a wealth of wisdom – about both ourselves and the world around us. This treasure trove is rarely accessed in the waking state but once we become lucid we gain access to a library of insight that resides in our dreaming mind. Through lucid dreaming we become conscious within the unconscious. This opens up the possibility of directly communicating with our own divine potential, and witnessing just how limitless we actually are.

“What are the actual benefits of lucid dreaming?”

There are so many benefits to lucid dreaming but in a nutshell, once you become conscious within your unconscious mind you can (much like through hypnotherapy) make lasting changes to your body and mind while you sleep.

A few of my favorite benefits of lucid dreaming are:

Psychological healing (phobias, trauma, confidence)

Physical healing

Spiritual practice while you sleep

Exploration of the unconscious mind

Treatment of PSTD and nightmare integration

Increasing and tapping into creativity

Preparation for death and dying

Enhanced learning and access to past memory

Lucid living and waking up to your full potential

Having fun (it’s the most fun you can have in your pyjamas!)

“Sounds great, but how do I actually do it?

Now comes the fun part! You can actually train yourself to have lucid dreams. It takes some effort but here are a few tips to get started with

The first step is start remembering your dreams,

Step two is to write them down as a way to learn and familiarise yourself with their content.

And step 3 is to start spotting patterns. Once you notice that “Oh look, I often dream of being back at school” you can set a trigger in your mind telling yourself  “the next time I’m back at school, I know I’m dreaming!”  Then the next time your dream of being back at school you’ll think “Hey! I must be dreaming!”

Those are just a few tips to get you started but if you really want to learn check out my new book which will teach you how: Lucid Dreaming: A Beginners Guide To Becoming Conscious In Your Dreams out Feb 2015 and available for pre-order now!

from:    http://realitysandwich.com/236292/lucid-dreaming-the-basics/

Want to Build a Satellite?

Friday, December 19th, 2014

How to build your own satellite

December 19, 2014
The base model for the PocketQube satellite kit. (Credit: PocketQube Shop)

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

Earlier this year, we told you about a new concept in satellite construction and sales: PocketQube Shop. The shop, based in Glasgow, Scotland, has been open since January 2014, selling off-the-shelf components for creating your own launchable satellites. Their mission is to “democratize access to Space.”

Today, PocketQube Shop is adding a new addition to their online store’s lineup: the PocketQube Satellite Kit. Instead of individual parts, the Kit will be a ready-to-use collection of components that will allow you to build a small budget satellite. This first-of-its-kind kit has been developed for the new PocketQube Standard 5cm (2 inch) cube spacecraft—which are the smallest to have ever successfully fly to and operate in space.

The PocketQube Kit v1.0 EM will include: “Spacecraft Structure, a Radio board (MiniSatCom), an On Board Computer (brain of the satellite) and a Labsat development board to test different electronics boards.”  It comes in a couple different versions, with the base model starting around $5999 USD. Further options, such as solar panels, can be added to the basic kit.

The PocketQube team hopes to market their kits to STEM groups such as high school through university students, government agencies, amateur/hobby groups and private enterprises. The PocketQube Kit is a (relatively) low-cost option in the growing field of cube satellites built from readily available components. For example, the larger CubeSat typically costs around $150,000 for hardware and launch. From kit to launch with PocketQube, the entire process costs around $35,000.

The boards in the Kit have a modular design and are programmable using the Labsat Development board. The PocketQube Kit is able to interface with third party hardware (such as custom payloads) through a community led standard interface called PQ60.

Tom Walkinshaw, the Founder/CEO of PocketQube Shop (Alba Orbital Ltd) said, “We are really excited to be bringing our PocketQube Kit market. Our mission is to democratise low-cost access to space for Planet Earth and this kit is a key stepping stone to enabling this goal. We believe this could be a game-changer for getting new technologies flown in space quicker and educating the next generation of STEM students.”

Although such satellites do make reaching Space available to private citizens, PocketQube admits there are trade-offs to being so small. “There is less mass to try things and less power/communications to uplink and downlink data to the spacecraft. […] The other caveat is that PocketQube is new, bleeding edge new. This means a lack of an industrial base to support the development of ‘off the shelf components.”  They are working to overcome these challenges, however, with the help of partnerships with companies such as RadioBro and Stras-Space.

PocketQube is also partnering with several launch-capable companies to lower the cost of getting the satellites to Low Earth Orbit, or LEO. The next launch will take place in Russia in early 2016.

Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113302928/how-to-build-your-own-satellite-121914/#oSS6dFlsYZteAfJb.99

On the Pineal Gland and Fluoride

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Why A Fluoride-Free Pineal Gland is More Important than Ever

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There has been some controversy over the activity of adding synthetic fluoride to municipal water supplies and elsewhere, but not enough. The seriousness of this issue is more than what most realize. Fluoridation ranks with GMO’s and tainted, forced vaccinations among the great crimes against humanity.

Understanding the Different Fluorides

There are two types of fluoride. Calcium Fluoride, which appears naturally in underground water supplies, is relatively benign. However, too much consumed daily can lead to bone or dental problems. Calcium is used to counter fluoride poisoning when it occurs. This redeeming factor indicates that the calcium in naturally formed calcium fluoride neutralizes much of fluoride’s toxic effects.

On the other hand, the type of fluorides added to water supplies and other beverages and foods are waste products of the nuclear, aluminum, and now mostly the phosphate (fertilizer) industries. The EPA has classified these as toxins: fluorosilicate acid, sodium silicofluoride, and sodium fluoride.

For this article, the term Sodium Fluoride will include all three types. Sodium fluoride is used for rat poison and as a pesticide. According to a scientific study done several years ago, Comparative Toxicity of Fluorine Compounds, industrial waste sodium fluorides are 85 times more toxic than naturally occurring calcium fluoride.

Health Hazards of Sodium Fluoride

Generally, most fluoride entering the body is not easily eliminated. It tends to accumulate in the body’s bones and teeth. Recently, it has been discovered to accumulate even more in the pineal gland, located in the middle of the brain.

This consequence of dental fluorosis, which seriously harms teeth, from daily fluoridation has been documented. Yet, the American Dental Association (AMA) continues beating a dead horse, promoting fluoride. There is a refusal to admit that instead of preventing tooth decay, fluoride causes even more dental harm.

The flood of sodium fluoride in water and food also creates other more serious health problems that are not widely publicized, even suppressed. Nevertheless, in addition to fluorosis, independent labs and reputable researchers have linked the following health issues with daily long term intake of sodium fluoride:

*Cancer
*Genetic DNA Damage
*Thyroid Disruption – affecting the complete endocrine system and leading to obesity
*Neurological – diminished IQ and inability to focus, lethargy and weariness.
*Alzheimer’s Disease
*Melatonin Disruption, lowers immunity to cancer, accelerates aging, sleep disorders.
*Pineal Gland, calcification, which clogs this gland located in the middle of the brain.

How Did We Get Stuck With Stuff?

According to investigative journalist Christopher Bryson, author ofThe Fluoride Deception, getting large quantities of sodium fluoride into the water and food system was a ploy of public relations sponsored by the industries who were saddled with getting rid of the toxic materials.

Fluoride was necessary for the processing or enriching of uranium. The pro-fluoride propaganda was started during the Manhattan Project to create the first atom bombs in the 1940′s. The spin was to convince workers and locals where the largest nuclear plant was located in Tennessee that fluoride was not only safe, it was good for kids’ dental health.

In the early 1950′s, the notorious spin master and father of advertising, Edward Bernays, continued the campaign for adding fluorides to water supplies as an experiment in engineering human consent! Then the AMA picked up on the dental issue and endorsed sodium fluoride’s addition to water supplies. The few dissenting health studies and reports were usually squashed. Those dissenting voices were dismissed as quacks regardless of their credentials.

Approximately 2/3 of the USA water supply is laced with sodium fluoride. Sodium fluoride is a common pesticide. So that residue is in some foods. Some sodas, packaged orange juices, and even bottled drinking water for babies contain fluoride additives. Buyer beware. Read your labels carefully.

Avoiding Fluoridation

Keep in mind that boiling only increases the concentration of fluoride to water more. But removing fluoride from tap water is not so difficult. Reverse osmosis works well for removing fluorides. If you own your home and can spring for the bucks, you can have one installed under the sink in your kitchen. That makes things very convenient for your fluoride removal from tap water.

If this is not your situation, grab a couple of large jugs and fill them up from reverse osmosis machines in health food stores, supermarkets, and other locations. There are several such machines around, usually labeled as using reverse osmosis, and they usually take coins. So it is the most accessible and cheapest way to go if you can’t install one where you live.

The Physiological Importance of the Pineal Gland

During the late 1990′s in England, a scientist by the name of Jennifer Luke undertook the first study the effects of sodium fluoride on the pineal gland. She determined that the pineal gland, located in the middle of the brain, was a target for fluoride. The pineal gland simply absorbed more fluoride than any other physical matter in the body, even bones.

Because of the pineal gland’s importance to the endocrine system, her conclusions were a breakthrough. Her study provided the missing link to a lot of physiological damage from sodium fluoride that had been hypothesized but not positively connected. A veritable root source for the chain reaction of blocked endocrine activity had been isolated.

Good news though. Frequent exposure to outdoor sunshine, 20 minutes or so at a time, will help stimulate a fluoride calcified pineal gland. Just make sure you take off your hat. This is more important than most realize, because the pineal gland affects so much other enzyme and endocrine activity, including melatonin production.

The 2012 Connection

First a bit about 2012, a date many have heard about. According to Carlos Barrios, anthropologist, historian, and investigator who was initiated as a Mayan ceremonial priest and spiritual guide, “Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions . . . but they do not read the signs correctly. . . . Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed.”

Carlos Barrios goes on to say that the transformation will be both spiritual and physical. The transition started in 1987. He says that we are in a spiritual transition from the rule of materialism, greed, and enmity to a new period of cooperation and peace – but not without difficulty. The current oligarchy is happy with what they have and don’t want to give it up, and they are powerful. The Mayans claim that 2012 marks the end of the period of the fourth sun and the beginning of the fifth sun.

Carlos points out that adversarial revolution against the ruling class will not work. It is up to those who want this shift to connect with others of like mind and begin actively creating networks of real cooperation. The old will crumble. The new period will dawn with its growing pains, the severity of which depends on our ability to accept what is happening and go with the flow. This, he says, requires evolving to unconditional love, with an open and simple heart, forgiveness, and cooperation with less ego competition.

Connecting the Pineal Gland to This 2012 Matter

Well, what does all this have to do with the pineal gland? A lot. It is considered a portal to the inner or higher self by yogi masters, including Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Psychics consider it to be the link for inter dimensional experiences. It is associated with what many call the third eye or sixth chakra, which is a doorway to higher consciousness and bliss.

And it is vital for supporting intuition, an ability that will be needed during hard times. So it is necessary to evolve spiritually in order to help create better understanding, acceptance of our fellow humans, and easier group cooperation. Meditation is a part of this evolving. That and a little sunshine, good rest and food, can cause a calcified pineal gland to loosen up and allow that portal to open.

An unusual psychiatrist, professor of medicine at University of New Mexico, and practicing Buddhist, Dr. Rick Strassman, MD, has written a book based on actual human studies of people under the psychedelic drug, DMT, titled DMT, The Spirit Molecule. He has discovered, among other things, that the pineal gland is a source of DMT production during birth and at death, and during near death or mystical experiences. This chemical approach corroborates the idea of the pineal gland as a portal, where the spirit passes through to other dimensions, either entering this physical realm or leaving it.

South American and Central American shamans use Ayahuasca, an herbal potion that stimulates DMT for psychological healing and spiritual initiation ceremonies. They have expanded their ceremonies with Ayahuasca by traveling throughout the world or opening their local facilities to non natives. They are doing this urgently in anticipation of 2012. Their desire is to jump start and expand individuals’ consciousness so the transition of consciousness will be facilitated and incorporate as many as possible.

This information is meant to link the physical realm’s pineal gland to higher states of awareness and other realms. The point is not to advocate or discourage psychedelic drug use, but to encourage health, meditation and spiritual growth by maintaining a fluoride free pineal gland. 2012 is approaching. Time to get in shape!

from:    http://themindunleashed.org/2014/12/fluoride-free-pineal-gland-important-ever.html

Incoming CME 12/19

Friday, December 19th, 2014

CHANCE OF MAGNETIC STORMS TODAY: A CME is heading in the general direction of Earth, and it could deliver a glancing blow to our planet’s magnetic field later today. Scroll past this SOHO coronagraph movie for storm probabilities:

NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of polar geomagnetic storms. The cloud was hurled into space two days ago by an M9-class explosion in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2242. Although the bulk of the CME flew south of the sun-Earth line, a collision is still possible. Computer models suggest a glancing impact on Dec. 19th with magnetic reverberations lasting until the 20th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

fr/spaceweather.com

Central Italy Earthquakes

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Series of moderate earthquakes in Central Italy (greater Florence area)

Last update: December 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm by By

Update 17:57 UTC : INGV Italy now reports a M3.5 Magnitude – see list with the most recent aftershocks below

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Update 17:41 UTC : Preliminary Magnitude 4.0

Update 17:37 UTC : New aftershock felt by the people.

Update 10:59 UTC : An impressive number of aftershocks so far and we do think that this will continue for some time. Chianti is the famous wine region.

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225 km NW of Roma, Italy / pop: 2,563,241 / local time: 11:36:32.6 2014-12-19
15 km SW of Florence, Italy / pop: 371,517 / local time: 11:36:32.6 2014-12-19

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-12-19 10:39:43

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-12-19 09:39:43

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

from:    http://earthquake-report.com/2014/12/19/moderate-earthquake-central-italy-on-december-19-2014/

On Genetic Variations & Humanity

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Scientists Ask If A New Race Of Super Earthlings Are Being Born

Scientists Ask If A New Race Of Super Earthlings Are Being Born

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Scientists have made an unexpected and unsettling discovery – a large number of new and previously unseen mutations have been detected among humans.

There are those who suggest that there will soon be fantastic X-men among humans. These super earthlings do not come out of secret laboratories, as in famous blockbuster movies, but are born naturally. Other scientists are less optimistic and consider the unforeseen development can to lead to unknown changes in the human body.

This unexpected and terrifying discovery is a result of a study conducted by scientists from Cornell University (USA) and University of California.

When they examined genes of several thousands of people from around the world, it turned out that mankind has acquired over the past few years new, previously unseen mutations.

The scientist studied 202 genes in 14,002 people. The human genome contains some 3 billion base pairs; the scientists studied 864,000 of these pairs. While this is only a small part of the genome, the sample size of 14,002 people is one of the largest ever in a sequencing study in humans.

This project led by John Novembre of the University of California Los Angeles and Vincent Mooser of UK-based drug company GlaxoSmithKline, reports that more than 95% of variants found by sequencing 202 genes in 14,002 people were rare, and that 74% of the variants were carried by only one or two people in the study.

“I knew there would be rare variation but had no idea there would be so much of it!” said the senior author of the research, John Novembre, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and of bioinformatics at UCLA.

In the study, 10,621 people had one of 12 diseases, including coronary artery disease, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease; 3,381 did not have any of the diseases.

“The large sample size allows us to see patterns with more clarity than ever before,” Novembre said.

“If rare variants are like distant stars, this kind of large sample size is like having the Hubble Telescope; it’s allowing us to see more than before.

We see a ton of rare variation, and these rare variants more often make changes to proteins than not. In that way, this study has important implications for the genetic basis of disease in humans. It’s consistent with the idea that many diseases may be partly caused by rare variants.”

“Research carried out fifty years ago, showed that the mutant gene had only one man among a thousand, and now five people”, explained John Novembre.

What is causing the mutations?

Previously it was thought that genetic abnormalities are caused by of radiation, viruses, transposons and mutagenic chemicals, but now scientists have identified yet another factor that results in mutations – overpopulation!

Human population growth helps to explain the large number of genetic variants, the scientists said.

“The fact that we see so many rare variants is in part due to the fact that human populations have been growing very rapidly,” Novembre said. “Because the human population has grown so much, the opportunity for mutations to occur has also grown. Some of the variants we are seeing are very young, dating to population growth since the invention of agriculture and even the Industrial Revolution; this growth has created many opportunities for mutation in the genome because there are so many transmissions of chromosomes from parent to child in large populations.”

As a result of overpopulation, rare gene variants are much more likely to occur. And scientists do not rule out that soon there may be new types of mutations that lead to unknown changes in the human body.

Is a new race of X-men being born?

There are scientists who see benefits with mutations. Professor Darren Kessner of Univerist of California has for example suggested that among Earthlings there will soon be a fantastic group of “X-Men.” They beings do not come out of secret laboratories, as in the famous blockbuster movies, but are born naturally.

“New mutations are the source of inherited variation, some of which can lead to disease and dysfunction, and some of which determine the nature and pace of evolutionary change. These are exciting times.

We are finally obtaining good reliable estimates of genetic features that are urgently needed to understand who we are genetically,” said Joseph Nadeau, from the Case Western Reserve University in the US.

Both useful and harmful mutations have always existed as a completely normal phenomenon, but if the number of mutations increases dramatically, one cannot help wondering what implications this development will have for the human race…

from:    http://spiritofmaat.com/magazine/december-2014-invigoration-rebirth/scientists-ask-if-a-new-race-of-super-earthlings-are-being-born/

Bill Nye on Creationism

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Bill Nye: Creationism Is ‘Raising A Generation Of Young People Who Can’t Think’

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The biggest danger creationism plays, according to Bill Nye the “Science Guy,” is that it is raising a generation of children who “can’t think” and who “will not be able to participate in the future in same way” as those who are taught evolution.

Speaking on MidPoint, Nye said he blames an older generation of evangelicals “who have very strong conservative views” and who are “reluctant to let kids learn about evolution.” Their presence on school boards leads to debates over curriculum, Nye argued, which further inhibits schools’ ability to teach facts.

“Religion is one thing. People get tremendous comfort and community with their religions,” Nye said. “But whatever you believe, whatever deity or higher power you might believe in, the Earth is not 6,000 years old.”

Nye, who has a new book out titled “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation,” recently participated in a debate with creationist Ken Ham, which some argued was a moment of embarrassment for the science community.

University of Chicago evolution professor Jerry A. Coyne called the debate “pointless and counterproductive.” The Guardian’s Pete Etchells wrote:

Scientific literacy is crucial for society to function effectively, which means that we can’t afford to be messing around with the way that it’s taught in the classroom or wasting our time with fruitless public debates.

Nye stood by the debate, however, saying he “stepped into the lion’s den” in order to spread awareness about the academic opportunities children are denied by being creationism.

“They will not have this fundamental idea that you can question things, that you can think critically, that you can use skeptical thought to learn about nature,” Nye told MidPoint. “These children have to suppress everything that they can see in nature to try to get a world view that’s compatible with the adults in who they trust and rely on for sustenance.”

H/T RawStory

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/13/bill-nye-children-creationism_n_6317148.html