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“Almost all people are hypnotics.
The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced and the people believed properly.”
— Charles Hoy Fort

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Who the Hell is Eli Journals/New Hill Services?

Whoever they are, Eli Journals, or New Hill Services, as it says here, should be investigated by some authority. They sent me an invoice for $97.00 for a magazine called Inside InDesign, which is a program I use and like much better than its competitor Quark. That would be fine, except I never ordered the magazine and have never even seen a copy. They had, for quite a while, been sending fake "invoices" to get me to subscribe... and some said that they hoped I liked the ones I had received... when in fact they'd never sent any.

And then this bill comes. I called the 800 number and the lady I spoke to said that this program of billing was standard operating procedure for this firm and that it embarrassed her! I still don't know who the hell these people are, but they're never going to have me as a subscriber to something that may not even exist... and I think that they should be checked out by the authorities, as I mentioned.

Thanks, I'm OK now...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

ufo China

Home video of a disc over China

I really like this 18 seconds of video shot on August 17th somewhere in China, primarily for the last second which captures the details of an exceptional event. At the end, a concentric ring of bright white lights flashes on around the object's perimeter as a bright glow erupts from the front of the object, which promptly vanishes. If this is real and not a composite... I could do this easily in After Effects... then it provides a rare flash of insight into the mechanism of a common characteristic of many sightings, that of vanishing before your eyes. It is suggestive of some sort of cloaking device being switched on. Very cool in any event. If you don't see it... replay it until you do since your browser connection mileage may vary.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Jim Marrs: 9/11 Truth in 10 Minutes

Actually, he does it in 9 minutes 48! Top investigative researcher Jim Marrs covers it all in a wonderfully concise, power punch of a monologue that should get you thinking more clearly. It's a beautiful thing.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Ms. Magazine | Paradise Lost - Greed, Sex Slavery, Forced Abortions and Right-Wing Moralists

Ms. Magazine | Paradise Lost

Do you wear clothing by J. Jill, Elie Tahari and Ann Taylor? Do the labels say "Made in USA"?

Well, read this article by Rebecca Clarren in Ms Magazine and be angry. Be very angry.

The tale is a familiar one, I'm disgusted to say, and this one was aided and abetted by some of our current psychopathic, dictatorial "leaders," by following an Abramoff/DeLay vision of sickness. Naturally, they are doing nothing whatsoever to stop this, and even scuttled at least 29 separate bills to correct it, (some, surprisingly, with Republican participation and initiation) and a Clinton Administration plan to sort it out.

The island of Saipan in the Marianas is the place... and slavery is the game. To make the tale even more vile, Saipan is a commonwealth of the United States. Laws were changed there to enable this situation to flourish.

My good friend commented recently on how she wished feminists would take on important issues like women in the third world instead of self-centric puff-piece issues. Perhaps feminists will crack down on this important issue. Ms. Magazine may have helped that along. I hope so. We'll see I guess.

At the end of the article there are links to people who need to hear your thoughts.

CNN.com - Air Force chief: Test weapons on testy U.S. mobs - Sep 12, 2006

CNN.com - Air Force chief: Test weapons on testy U.S. mobs - Sep 12, 2006

Nice, real nice.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

1937 Vancouver City Hall UFO

A Google Alert for 'UFO' brought this picture back from the dark recesses of my brainpan. UFODigest has dusted it off for us. I have seen this before, of course, always liked it, especially since it's so old. It does look remarkably like the object in the 14th century painting referenced in the article. Be sure to see the important work of Antonio Huneeus into the hunt for ancient saucers in paintings and texts... excellent stuff.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ig as nattering nabob of... something.

On a rare prompting from a friend I logged into my myspace (a rare event in itself!) to read one real message and delete 6 dating and nigerian money scam messages and delete tanning ads rudely posted by some young lady in nearby Norwalk disguised as 4 "bulletins" from a wannabe "friend." LOL. Norwalk is full of social high strangeness...

Sorry 'bout that... anyway if any of my sites performed like myspace... I'd get sued, guaranteed! Good God... I don't understand it's popularity in reference to that... over 80% error pages after a minute to get there.

Mr. Ernesto did a number on my apple tree... and made a wee hole in the roof, otherwise I didn't really even notice the lad and was genuinely surprised by my backyard. Then again I did sleep through CT's last earthquake... so perhaps it's to be expected!

Google Analytics (a very awesome thing, indeed) insists that 21% of my site's visitors return... (no, not this one ;)) that's absolutely amazing! Especially as I am very slightly less careful with it than my client's. Retweaked it today for Explorer display. Rewriting helped a lot... although I seem to do better writing other people's sites than I do my own. The Lumix is in doubt... ooh man that Leica lens doth beckon so! But... but...

Well networking season is back on so perhaps pleasant things will happen. Gettin' better at it!

Everyone please pray for Mike Frizzell's total recovery. Next month I get to see Antonio Huneeus before he splits the scene for far-away places... it will be sad for me, he's a really good guy, a superb no-BS ufologist, and a friend, we've done a fair bit of hanging out... bummer, man, seriously... at least the drive down and back with Doug and Tom should be a hoot... maybe I can get Puca to ride as well. Might be easier than getting him to post something! Ig starts muttering at that but it quickly trails off to inaudibility...

Phyllis G. at FATE very kindly published another essay of mine. Shocking, no? Yes it is. A client suggested I might concentrate on writing... maybe, don't know... the wacky radiation dudes seem to dig it... so maybe. But what about After Effects... and Photoshop... and... Dreamweaver... and... hey, I just bought a file recovery program that refuses to launch! Cool, huh? They are trying to help, though.

Well the network's jumpy and I've rattled on too much... back to the postcard...