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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

Friday, June 27, 2008

Trying out Snap Shots... for thy pleasure, of course

Snap Shots from Snap.com

I just installed an interesting little tool on this site called Snap Shots that enhances links with visual previews of the destination site, interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, MySpace profiles**, IMDb profiles and Amazon products, display inline videos, RSS, MP3s, photos, stock charts and more.

Sometimes Snap Shots bring you the information you need, without your having to leave the site, while other times it lets you "look ahead," before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.

**It doesn't apparently work on some sites with subdirectory domains like Zazzle, some Blogger areas and a few others, I've noticed, plus it sometimes shows outdated screenshots, but, hey, I'll give it a shot. Please do let me know if it causes a ruckus...

So, should you decide this is not for you, rather than alert the fascists to come and put me in a shackle train and send me off to the most remote FEMA site possible, you can disable it, they tell me - just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out.

Great News! San Francisco may name sewage treatment plant after Bush!

Best buddy Elf Hellion sent this the other day... and I must say... it may be the most astute, most appropriate and most righteous political memorial idea ever to come to the fore in our country, and, hey, perhaps the world. Thousands have signed on to make it happen. And it better or I'll be a sad sack!

Ha! It's just so fun... to think... finally a memorial that's truly reflective of what a President has done for his country, in a way that's so much more symbolic than your typical library or other such mundane offerings... (not to disparage libraries! Oh no! We be needin' more, many more!). Perhaps a poor choice of comparison there, but this ... just hits the nail on the head.

Made my day, nay, my quarter at the least... catch the original here to check out the story...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hey! Oklahoma Really Is OK!

Saw this just tonight on Surfing The Apocalypse... this news is nothing short of fantastic! Go Oklahoma! They followed the Lakota's lead... shows that they respect real values, themselves and those who live in Oklahoma and it sets a powerful message in place for the future. This tells me that said future might not be as scary as I think it's going to be. Oh let us hope... okay I'll can it and let you read...


Posted By: Theresa
Date: Sunday, 15 June 2008, 5:06 a.m.

2nd Session of the 51st Legislature (2008)
A Joint Resolution claiming sovereignty under the
Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United
States over certain powers; serving notice to the
federal government to cease and desist certain
mandates; and directing distribution.
WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United
States reads as follows:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to
the States respectively, or to the people."; and
WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal
power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the
United States and no more; and
WHEREAS, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means
that the federal government was created by the states specifically
to be an agent of the states; and

WHEREAS, today, in 2008, the states are demonstrably treated as
agents of the federal government; and
WHEREAS, many federal mandates are directly in violation of the
Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in New York
v. United States, 112 S. Ct. 2408 (1992), that Congress may not
simply commandeer the legislative and regulatory processes of the
states; and
WHEREAS, a number of proposals from previous administrations and
some now pending from the present administration and from Congress
may further violate the Constitution of the United States.
THAT the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the
Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all
powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal
government by the Constitution of the United States.
THAT this serve as Notice and Demand to the federal government,
as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates
that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated
THAT a copy of this resolution be distributed to the President
of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Speaker

of the House and the President of the Senate of each state's
legislature of the United States of America, and each member of the
Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.

full text of resolution in pdf: http://www.ok-safe.com/files/documents/1/HJR1089_int.pdf


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Welcome to the League of Western Fortean Intermediatists (L.O.W.F.I.)!!!

Welcome to theWelcome to the League of Western Fortean Intermediatists (L.O.W.F.I.)
League of Western Fortean
Intermediatists (L.O.W.F.I.)

Did you know that…

• On the night of February 12, 1942, a half-mile wide craft floated silently down Wilshire Boulevard? Visible for over an hour, the object prompted mass hysteria (the national guard was called in and three people were killed by stray bullets) and preceded pilot Kenneth Arnold’s UFO sightings at Mt. Rainier, Washington.

• In 1954, scientist Wilhelm Reich was so successful bringing rain to the parched landscape of Tucson that the local government held an emergency meeting to discuss the possibilities of their new economy? (Or that relics of Roman origin dated around AD 560 to 880, were unearthed in the same town three decades earlier?)

• Luminous portals in the sky, humanoids and all manner of unearthly phenomena plague a ranch in rural Utah, the result of a curse laid upon the local Ute Indians by the Navaho, and enacted by a shape-shifting skinwalker?

Phenomenologist Charles Fort (1874-1932) spent 27 years of his life humorously shredding orthodox science by collating thousands of accounts of unexplained phenomena which orthodox science couldn’t — and still can’t — explain away. Fort sought interconnectedness between his phantasmagoria, (“our whole ‘existence’ is an attempt by the relative to be the absolute, or by the local to be the universal”) and philosophized about it in four groundbreaking works: The Book of the Damned (1919), New Lands (1923), Lo! (1931) and Wild Talents (1932). “We are not realists. We are not idealists. We are intermediatists — that nothing is real, but that nothing is unreal: that all phenomena are approximations one way or the other between realness and unrealness… our whole quasi-existence is an intermediate stage… like purgatory, I think.”

Fort identified the fireball, the teleportation effect, and the UFO. He examined falls of blood, birds, “unctuous” or “phosphorescent” substances, flesh, coins, from the world’s skies. He presented the luminous bodies encircling Mars (in 1899)! and Venus; gave poltergeists the benefit of the doubt, and wrote that his ‘damned’ data would be “proved” as well as Moses or Darwin ever “proved anything.”

The world has only gotten more phenomenal since Fort’s time, and L.O.W.F.I. ensures that his spirit lives on: neither cranks nor skeptics, Forteans are characterized by their objectivity, sense of wonder, good humor and lust for supernormal adventure. Based in Los Angeles, the League of Western Fortean Intermediatists’ focus is on the long, strange life of the American southwest, gathering to discuss its enigmas, peculiarities and unexplainable events.

L.O.W.F.I. is a research-based, journal-publishing band of urbane explorers with interests in: all shades of the paranormal, UFOs and unexplained aerial phenomena, cryptozoology and unknown animals, synchronicity and coincidence, religious cults, mass hysteria, giants and the 'little people,' inter / extra-dimensional visitors, oddball philosophies, evidence of pre-Columbian visitations to the southwest and other archaeological ‘anomalies,’ lost continents and vanished civilizations, spontaneous human combustion, sky falls, scientific hoaxes, earth energy/ley lines, conspiracies and enigmas, kooks and prophets, the people, places and events which make our corner of the world weird.

L.O.W.F.I. seeks to provide a clearinghouse for reports of such phenomena which will be archived and made available to the public, via a website (http://skylaire.com/lowfi.htm). We organize informal monthly salons and field trips and host visiting lecturers in an attempt to open lines of communication and create a sense of camaraderie amongst modern-day phenomenologists. Plans to publish a ganglia-tickling bi-monthly journal are in the works… but we need your support!