UK's Ministry Of Defense UFO Files Released By Robert Verkaik The Independent - UK 1-22-5
They contain Britain's very own X-Files: thousands of classified documents detailing credible observations of unidentified flying objects reported by RAF personnel, British Airways pilots and senior police officers
Puzzling "UFO coin" (front) Rare coin researchers still don't know if the object depicted on this 17th century French coin (jeton) is some kind of UFO or a representation of the Biblical Ezekiel's wheel. Uploaded: Jan 27, 2005 File Name: UFO_coin_(front).JPG
Back side of "UFO coin" The "tail's side" of the mysterious UFO coin made in the 1680s in France depicts rain falling. Uploaded: Jan 27, 2005 File Name: UFO_coin_(back).JPG
Centuries' Old UFO Coin Remains Mystery
An unidentified flying object on a 17th century French coin continues to mystify rare coin experts.
Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) January 28, 2005 -- After decades of seeking possible answers about a mysterious UFO-like design on a 17th century French copper coin, a prominent numismatic expert says it remains just that: an unidentified flying object. After a half-century of research, the design has defied positive identification by the numismatic community.
"It was made in the 1680s in France and the design on one side certainly looks like it could be a flying saucer in the clouds over the countryside," said Kenneth E. Bressett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a former President of the 32,000-member American Numismatic Association and owner of the curious coin.
"Is it supposed to be a UFO of some sort, or a symbolic representation of the Biblical Ezekiel's wheel? After 50 years of searching, I've heard of only one other example of it, and nothing to explain the unusual design."
Bressett said the mysterious piece is not really a coin, but a "jeton," a coin-like educational tool that was commonly used to help people count money, or sometimes used as a money substitute for playing games. It is about the size of a U.S. quarter-dollar and similar to thousands of other jetons with different religious and educational designs that were produced and used in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries.
"The design on this particular piece could be interpreted as showing either a UFO or Ezekiel's wheel, but little else. Some people think the Old Testament reference to Ezekiel's wheel may actually be a description of a long-ago UFO," he explained.
"The legend written in Latin around the rim is also mystifying. 'OPPORTUNUS ADEST' translates as 'It is here at an opportune time.' Is the object in the sky symbolic of needed rainfall, or a Biblical reference or visitors from beyond? We probably will never know for certain," said Bressett.
"It is part of the lure of numismatics that makes coin collecting so intriguing."
Blair also said yesterday that thiss proposed legislation will only affect a small number of people. That is simply untrue. You cannot write legislation to control 20 people - unless you control a fascist state. Legislation while targeted cannot be written in a 'discriminatory' way, the proposed legislation will give coverage as wide as the existing anti-terrorism laws, which you will remember have been used against numerous anti-war protestors (and those at the London arms fair) amongst others. Legislation deals with principles of action not acts by specific people.
We should also not be fooled by the hushed tones this is being announced in, we have to remember that this is a government that excels in adapting presentation of policies to get what it wishes. The proposals are as dangerous and wrong as many brought in via Blunkett's zealotry.
Marshall Yaeger invented the Kaleidoplex Light Organ,
[...]an optical projector to accompany live music improvisatorially. Whereas the common kaleidoscope (invented in 1816 by Sir David Brewster) divides an image into 6-12 "slices," the Kaleidoplex fragments an image into no less than 64 segments, and sometimes as many as 4,096 images, all traveling in different directions, “fractalizing” the music.[...]
He was fond of organ music, wrote the definitive biography of organist Virgil Fox, and put out a DVD of Fox playing Bach along with images from his Kaleidoplex Light Organ. You can view a clip here. Once the photogrpahs begin to come on, a couple of minutes in, it gets pretty good. Oh, and I do love the sound of those organ bass notes distorting on my computer headphones.
At what point do you think your actions may be misinterpreted: When you voice an opinion? When you vow to take active opposition? When you voice these concerns in the street? In the community hall? In the mosque?
Will you feel more at risk of misinterpretation if: You are young? You are male? You have a rare name? Your skin is brown?
Do you feel: Undermined? Marginalised? Ignored? Angry?
Who do you think supplied this information? Will your community become hermetic? You have acquaintances under "control orders" do you feel guilt by association - do you fear retribution? Does this feed into the above?
How will State prejudice be documented ? (On a NIR record?) What can you do to correct such mistakes? How quickly?
This advert is the perfect example of why I used to hate the Apple philosophy.
A philosophy that said, "You are too dumb to learn and thats OK".
Apple was a company that use to sell computers whose selling point was that you didnt have to learn in order to use them. In fact, this advert and many others made a virtue out of not having to learn. This was coming from a company that was selling itself as the makers of the best computers for education. Apalling and anti human in equal measure. Humans love to learn, they love challenges, they aspire, they collect knowledge - this is what is special about them. The Apple Macintosh was a tool that kept the user dumb; anathema to anyone with human curiosity about how things work.
Now of course, the anti learning OS that MacOS was has been completely dumped for a real OS, UNIX, 'arcane' command line and all, and lo and behold, its the best operating system ever, for the dumbest of the dumb and the higest of high evolutionaries and all in between.
You can 'just do your work' like the Apple devotees use to bleat, AND you can run Ruby (almost) straight out of the box; its the best of both worlds, and a miracle that Apple had the guts and foresight to completely abandon their previous OS for a completely fresh start. This is what sold me on Apple, and having finally bought one, it has performed as expected over the year that I have been runnning it. Perffectly.
I just had an uptime of 38 days, the restart due only to software update. It never fails. You can get into an uninterupted workflow with it....you know the rest.
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I apologise in advance for just how bad some of these are but once one of them came to me I couldn't stop myself...n.b. these are based on how I "hear" the names when I read them so I may have got them totally wrong. Moreover I realise that some of them are peculiarly English and some of them are just clutching at straws...
Alun Kirby My Baby Meau Meau Money Mo' Problems Telle Goode Morning Chris J. Mascis Barrie James Sutcliffe Richard Captain Davros McWhirter Mary13 age dream's so hard to beat Claus Eggers Sørensen d me an angel Josh Carr dboard box Let me whisper in your Ir-dial Discs
*runs and hides, then peeps out...* *then hides again*
Who wants to watch a match at the 2006 World Cup will have to let himself be probed to the core. First, there will be personal profiles made through a questionnaire, profiles which can then be linked to a movement profile by a spychip (RFID) in the ticket. "The World Cup is being abused by sponsors and the surveillance industry to introduce snooping-technology and to spy on the fans," Rena Tangens from the FoeBuD in Bielefeld (Germany) criticises. And this affects not only the lucky few who will actually gain entrance to the stadiums but everyone who tries to apply for one of the tickets from 1 February onwards. Aplications can only be made through the internet and many will be left empty-handed in the end. Not only will fans spark their teams each and every one of their entrance tickets sends out waves, too. Small RFID-spychips (RFID = Radio Frequency IDentification) will, allegedly, enhance security at the World Cup matches a miracle cure against terrorists, hooligans and black marketers they are [...]
Well it looks as though detention without trial in our fair and pleasant land is going to be replaced with “control orders”, which seem to be somewhere between a super-ASBO and house arrest. unfortunately this still doesn't address the fact that people are having their ability to lead a 'normal' life curtailed for an indefinite period and for no accountable reason (i.e. through trial). There shall be talk of slippery slopes and muddying the boundaries and some people will see this as a dangerous road to go down.
This unfortunately doesn't represent a change in the governments attitude that people can be 'inconvenienced' at the State's discretion without the real prospect of a trial - unless it is forced by accused themselves (K?). In fact it could be seen to be a worsening of the State's attitude to individual libertyin general - the detentions at Belmarsh could be read as a mistake by the government but now being told it was a mistake they are to actively pursue a change in the law to enshrine as much of their position as they can get away with. How badly drafted will the legislation have to be to give the general public concerns about 'function creep' ? Not very, certainly not as badly as the ID card bill.
Neither charging nor properly releasing these people is another CLUNK from the automatic. I think it might need to go back to the garage.
the triplet list (to be extended already, thank you very much) has all the blogdial triplets I could find... so far. I haven't got Irdial-List archives to check (have I?). I'll claim ALL the triplets one day, my pretties.
We approach the 4th Anniversary of The First Blogdialian Triplet:
Thursday, February 01, 2001
On Monday: Velvet Underground Resistance you have been warned.
"Adolf Hitler was obsessed with the occult, in his case the Thule Society, closely inter-connected with German Theosophists. The jolly roger, skull and cross bones, "der Totenkopf" was an emblem worn by Hitler's SS soldiers and was emblazoned on SS armoured cars and tanks (see images on this page). The SS was a religious cult of sworn Hitler/German ancestor worship.
If the Nazis' occult lodges had been exposed then shut down, not treated as a taboo, millions of lives could have been saved. A small price to pay for insane racism and the blood of millions of people. The second world war need never have happened. Unless you want the occult fuelling a totalitarian West's Third World War 'on terror' and their 'New World Order' - please - do your bit to expose George W. Bush, the bonesmen and other interconnected lodges round the world. "
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Since our feature on the use of the Satanic hand gesture during the inauguration we have received a massive volume of E mail.
We have received E mail from people claiming that the signal is sign language for 'I love you'. This is only true in the case of the thumb being extended outward (see here). As you can see from the Bush family photos, in no instance is the thumb extended outward.
Additionally, people still seem to think the signal is solely the 'hook 'em horns' UT symbol. We know this to be true but this doesn't answer our primary questions.
1) If the symbol denotes Texas football or UT, why are people like Silvio Berlusconi and Bill Clinton doing it too? They have no links with Texas.
2) Why are the Bush family so obsessed with the signal, displaying it dozens of times during both the inauguration an the evening ball? A few times maybe we could accept, but why this many? What has Texas sports got do with a national inauguration?
We have now uncovered photos where the gesture is used in a clearly Satanic context.
This is an album cover by the rock band Dio. The album is called Holy Diver. Dio's singer is former Black Sabbath frontman Ronnie James. The Satan character is clearly displaying the same hand signal. Is he a fan of the Texas Longhorns too?
This is a photo of an apparent Satanic ritual. We are yet to find the source. The diablo symbol is clear again.
WOW - even King Abdullah and Putty Pute are fans, everybody's doing it!
Go Long Horns!
After we broke our first story, the Associated Press released an article discussing how Europeans were shocked at the Satanic hand signals.
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Haven't followed up any recommendations via AS - I know about the most interesting already. But I did get an electroacoustic disc recommended on Blogdial. The Weekly info is great - makes things far more interesting.
The new 'Weekly Chart' function on Audioscrobbler, is quite nice, as it saves recently played music from getting buried in larger profiles. Another neat data input/output manipulation turned browsing method. Has any blogdialian ever learned anything from their Audioscrobbled recommendation lists?
Not In Our Name STATEMENTS OF CONSCIENCE AGAINST WAR AND REPRESSION
"No election, whether fair or fraudulent, can legitimize criminal wars on foreign countries, torture, the wholesale violation of human rights, and the end of science and reason." --from the newNot In Our Name statement
The new Not in Our Name statement of conscience, opposing the domestic and international agenda of the Bush government, finally appeared in the Times on Sunday, January 23.
The statement was signed by nationally known figures in the arts, academia and politics including Russell Banks, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Eve Ensler, Andre Gregory, Bill T. Jones, Barbara Kingsolver, Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), Walter Mosley, James Stewart Polshek, Francine Prose, Wallace Shawn, Alice Walker, Cornel West, and Howard Zinn.
Now the challenge is to get the statement published everywhere across the country, read on local radio stations, and posted on web sites. [...]
Codebreaker unlocks the 3,000 secrets of US military vocabulary By Rupert Cornwell in Washington
24 January 2005
If you had heard of "Power Geyser", "Titrant Ranger", "Toychest" or "Barracuda" before today, you were privy to the innermost workings of the US defence establishment. Now, however, those secrets are being exposed to general scrutiny for the first time.
In a remarkable book to be published this week, William Arkin, a former intelligence officer and analyst, lists and defines 3,000 codenames for military and national security plans past and present, several of them involving Britain and many of them still classified.
"Project 19" is about the defence of Taiwan against an attack by China. "Beady Eye", "Barracuda", "Soothsayer", "Delphin", "Pinemartin" and "Odette" are among the 13 codenames listed by Mr Arkin for British intelligence operations related to the "war on terror".
Mr Arkin, a campaigner for greater government disclosure, says the 600-page Codenames is intended as a "DNA map of American national security".
"Titrant Ranger" apparently refers to a top-secret counter-terrorism unit once engaged in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Among other titbits in the book are "Sites 51 to 56", said to be secret US bases in Israel.
"Toychest" was the plan for the deployment of US nuclear weapons in the Netherlands. Similar plans existed for Germany ("Tool Chest") and Italy ("Stone Ax").
The book may even resolve the mystery of the "secret undisclosed location" of Vice-President Dick Cheney after the 11 September attacks. "Site R" a granite mountain shelter 50 miles north of Washington, was built in the 1950s to withstand a Soviet nuclear attack.