Saturday, January 30, 2010

Russians Announce AIDS Vaccine and Preparation for First Clinical Trials

Russian medics from St. Petersburg developed a vaccine, which fights HIV-1 subtype A virus, the most common cause for AIDS in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union, and reported about it during the 18 International Conference “AIDS, cancer and public health”.

Researchers from Biomedical Centre and Science and Research Institute of Extremely Pure Biological Agents developed a technique for plasmid DNA purification, which allowed producing highly purified substances, and first lots of vaccine are already synthesized. Preclinical trials were performed according regulations, approved by Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development, as well as the pharmaceutical committee. Researchers measured physiological and biochemical parameters and performed exercise ECG testing. Tests of acute and chronic toxicity were performed on rats and dogs, while allergenic capacity was tested on guinea pigs. Experiments on acute toxicity showed that the DNA-vaccine, injected as a solution intramuscularly, had almost zero toxicity on animals. All experiments allowed concluding that new vaccine was ready for the first stage of clinical trials.

Scientists also discussed an interesting phenomenon, called “bottleneck effect”, which usually takes place during infection transmission in drug addicted people. Curiously, vast majority of HIV-infection cases is caused by transmission of only one viral genome. This fact has a great significance for modern medicine in terms of creating of effecting vaccine, but, anyway, it is a bit early to talk about defeating human immunodeficiency virus, since scientists need several more years to finish research and necessary trials.

Conference participants also reported about unique results of how evolutionary new genes were expressed in tumours. These data allow new interpretation of fundamental properties of cancer tumours, as well as developing new approaches to diagnostics, prevention and treatment of oncologic diseases. Medics of the world already developed about 10 candidate DNA-vaccines for fighting various forms of tumours, currently undergoing various stages of clinical trials. All mentioned vaccines are confirmed to be safe and have low toxicity. Parameters of immune response, formed by DNA-immunogens give us a hope that these vaccines have good perspectives as tumour preventive agents.

During the mentioned conference new laureates of “Kalinka” prize were announced. The “Kalinka” prize is an international award, established by the Biomedical Centre together with St. Petersburg State University, Science and Research Institute of Extremely Pure Biological Agents and All-Russian public organization “HIV/AIDS and public health”. This year the prize went to academician Vitaly Zverev, the director of Mechnikov Science and Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums, and Professor Raymond Schinazi from Emori Institute, the United States, “for development of effective antiviral agents, which also affect HIV”.

Source: Science and Life


Biomedical Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
State Research Institute for Highly Pure Biopreparations (SRIHPB), St. Petersburg, Russia
BioIndusty Initiative
Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera


Friday, January 29, 2010

U.S. Representative Ron Paul Seeks Coin and Bullion Tax Ban

Ron Paul [R-TX] on Wednesday introduced legislation that would, if signed into law, end taxes on coins and bullion and repeal legal tender laws. The bill’s lofty goal is to reintroduce a system of competing currencies.
"At this country’s founding, there was no government controlled national currency. While the Constitution established the Congressional power of minting coins, it was not until 1792 that the US Mint was formally established,"
Rep. Ron Paul said.
"In the meantime, Americans made do with foreign silver and gold coins. Even after the Mint’s operations got underway, foreign coins continued to circulate within the United States, and did so for several decades."
H.R. 4248, or the [1] Free Competition in Currency Act of 2009, includes several measures to end government controlled currency. One is to repeal Section 5103 of Title 31 of the United States Code which includes legal tender language that, according to Ron Paul, should not exist.

"There is nothing in the Constitution that grants the Congress the power to enact legal tender laws. We, the Congress, have the power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, but not to declare a legal tender. Yet, there is a section of US Code, 31 USC 5103, that purports to establish US coins and currency, including Federal Reserve notes, as legal tender."

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Time-Travel Theory Invalidated by "Continuous Creation/Destruction Model" of the Universe

By Clif High

Time, Travel, Over Time, Gnawing

I was wrong about time travel, it is not possible… but before this is explored further, certain definitions need to be established just for clarity. Time is tricky stuff after all, and the in-built ambiguity of language also contributes to easily missing the many facets of the time conundrums.

Time Travel defined:
So let us first define what is meant by ‘time travel’. In this instance, what is meant is the ability of a human in the sense of body, mind and consciousness, leaving a point in time, hereafter labeled the Point of Temporal Origin (PTO), and then ‘arriving’ within a different temporal destination. In this definition, any movement in space is not considered as a key component of time travel, though it may certain occur as a side effect.

An example would be if our human subject, let’s call him George, whose Point of Temporal Origin (PTO) is the first month of the year 2010, was able to temporally relocate himself to a Temporal Destination (TD) of May, 1885. In this example, the totality of George, as body, mind, consciousness, et al, is relocated to the new temporal destination in 1885 and is also removed from his PTO of 2010. He would leave the year 2010 in a single instant, and the next period of experienced time would begin at some point in May of 1885. In order for it to be 'real' time travel according to this definition, all of George, including his consciousness connection to his physical form would be now existent in 1885, and no longer in 2010.

We note that the ‘direction’ chosen to ‘move’ in time is not pertinent to the definition of time travel. Therefore, for our example, George could just as easily choose to relocate to the year 2095 just as easily as 1885. So going into past or future is not a pertinent element to the idea of time travel.

The Einstein concept of ‘relative time travel’ which is to say the concept of our test subject George getting into a space ship and zooming off at very fast speeds moving toward the speed of light such that ‘time’ will become relative to George is not time travel as we define it here. After 10/ten years of elapsed time-experience in this space ship journey, George returns to Earth to find that 80/eighty years has actually past and he is therefore in the ‘future’. This, under our definition, is NOT time travel. This example is traveling in space in a manner which merely reduces the impact of the passage of time on consciousness. In this instance, our test subject George, actually still lives through the 80/eighty intervening years, but simply due to the speed of his journey though space, only a fraction of the ‘time’ is able to catch up with him, and therefore the body/mind/consciousness that is George experiences only a fraction of the time. In this case, this is not ‘time travel’. George still experiences time, albeit at a slower level, and has to travel in space to achieve the effect, and he cannot ‘return’ to his point of origin, nor to move outside of the time flow in any manner. All that relativity accomplishes is to reduce the level of the time experience on the body/mind that is George.

Travel in Space, outside of Time:
Yet another concept that needs to be defined as it has/is a corollary to time travel, is the idea of traveling in space, but outside of time. In this instance, the idea is that no time is involved, even though there may be very large movements in space for our hapless temporal test pilot George. This example would have George get into his space ship, and then to more or less instantly leave point of spatial origin, and then to more or less instantly arrive at the new spatial destination. In this example the travel is achieved without a large passage of time. Here George is able to benefit from relativity in that there is no (or extremely small) experienced passage of time, yet vast distances may be traversed. While not directly related to time travel, this space-travel-outside-of-time is a necessary concept for the discussion as it is the ‘opposite’ of time travel, and is a useful comparison in our thought experiments.

Continuous Creation model of universe defined:
I had previously brought up the idea of the central pulse coming from the middle of universe at the rate of 22/twenty-two trillion times a second. This pulse does not merely provide a synchronizing ‘beat’ for universe. Such an understanding is severely lacking. Rather this pulse IS universe in the very real sense of the pulse triggering creation.

As it happens, this pulse comes 22/twenty-two trillion times a second, and every time it occurs, the universe that consciousness experiences as the ‘material world or universe’ creates itself. That is the pulse comes out of the central point of universe and using no-time, travels instantly to the center of all galaxies, and through them to all other matter in universe down to the level of the perceived atomic solidity, and then each and every ‘atom’ within universe creates itself to the beat of the pulse.

We note a number of points about this idea. There are also 22/twenty-two trillion pauses each second, and these pauses allow for the existence of what physics calls ‘entropy’. Further it is the duality of pulse/pause that allows for all perceived movement, including the ‘perceived passage of time’. We note that it is the speed of creation (at the rate of 22/twenty-two trillion times a second), that tricks our minds and senses into perceiving reality as ‘solid’. Further, as our senses themselves, along with our bodies and minds, are participating in the continuous creation, it is nearly impossible to ‘see’ continuous creation as it occurs.

Within the continuous creation model of reality, it can be observed that what has been called the ‘indivisible unit’ or the ‘kalapa’ in past science, is what the modern academicians are spending all their time and money attempting to ‘see’ with their machinery. However as their model of reality has atoms as ‘solid’, they are of the opinion that multiple different types of sub atomic particles exist. In ‘reality’, there is only the Indivisible Unit which has (according to the yogic and taoist traditions) some 66/sixty-six thousand (66,000) aspects. So where the academicians see a ‘solid’ particle that they call a ‘quark’ or 'gluon' or 'meson' al, the mind informed about continuous creation observes that the scientists are actually seeing a small sub set of the 66/sixty-six thousand aspects and mistaking it for a ‘separate’ thing. So much for the Large Hadron Collider and any expected ‘real’ results.

In the continuous creation model of reality, all of what can be observed within the material universe is really a complex arrangement of standing waves or vibrations which are vibrating so fast as to trick those of us within material universe into perceiving it as solid. Part of this trick has to do with the apparent, or perceived passage of time. The perceived passage of time for those beings within universe is dependent upon the duality of the pulse and pause. Not only does the pause allow for entropy to exist, it also provides the perceived dynamism of ‘time’. It is worth noting here that the sensory supplied human (and other earth life form) minds are perceiving at the rate of about 30 to 60 frames (pulse/pause rate) per second, so it is little wonder that such minds are convinced that reality is solid.

Note: In the continuous creation model of reality, the pulse creates universe 22/twenty-two trillion times a second, while the pause allows for the complete destruction of all that has just been created. Movement in the rational mind cannot occur in material world without the duality of both continuous creation, and continuous destruction. In other words, for percieved movement of any and all kinds to occur in material universe, it is necessary that the 'matter' of material universe not be all that solid, and that gaps for destruction of all atoms and everything exist in 'time'.

Time defined:
Within the continuous creation model of reality, the definition of time becomes a bit simpler on the poor human mind. In fact, since reality is continuously destroying itself 22/twenty-two trillion times a second, it logically follows that the ‘past’ exists in only the space between a pulse and the following pause in which reality destroys itself. Thus ‘past time’ is now explained.

Of course, we note that humans, trapped as complex vibration fields (both dynamic and standing = yang/yin) in which our sensory organs, and perception abilities are limited to 30/thirty to 60/sixty pulse/pause per second, will perceive the ‘past time’ as somewhat longer due to the ‘lag time’ that is involved with our processing of our sensory perceptions. Make sense? So even our sensory organs down at the atomic and lower levels are destroying themselves 22/twenty-two trillion times a second, but because we life forms operate at so much slower a mental rate, we are not aware of our own continuous destruction, or continuous creation. Nor for that matter, the rest of material universe that we ‘think’ surrounds our corporal forms.

Continuous creation/destruction model of reality also necessarily reinforces the old yogic/taoist notion that there is ‘only one moment’, and to ‘live in the moment’. Clearly this is the ONLY thing possible as we are continuously being destroyed, along with reality, and thus no other moments, or time exist. There is only this moment. Again we note that a ‘moment’ IS longer that 22/twenty-two trillionth of a second, but again, this is a perceptive issue relative to our processing speed.

The continuous creation/destruction model of reality also, necessarily, proves that human consciousness is outside of ‘time’ and ‘material reality’ as we all ‘know’. However this model of reality demonstrates that consciousness must be independent of material reality as it would otherwise be ‘destroyed’ 22/twenty-two trillion times a second. This cannot be happening as there is a known, demonstrable continuity over ‘time’ or through the pulse/pause series. That we have consciousness persisting beyond a single burst pulse/pause event demonstrates that consciousness is outside of, and is not affected by, material reality. Further this establishes that consciousness is ‘immortal’ as it is not destroyed. It can also be noted that consciousness is also not affected by time. That is to say, while mental perceptions within life change and ‘age’, consciousness does not change. It is there until it separates from material reality at what we have labeled the point of death.

Within the yogic/taoist understanding of the continuous creation/destruction model of universe the totality of the 66,000 (sixty six thousand) aspects or kalapas are roughly divided into thirds. Each of these sets of about a third of these aspects are called a guana in Sanskrit. The yogic model has reality divided up into guanas of ‘period’, and ‘form/figure’, and ‘dynamism’. In the taoist model, the 66,000 aspects are divided into ‘time’, ‘figure’, and ‘movement’. Without respect to this division, both traditions also note that the ‘universal creation’ takes about half of all the aspects, and is spread evenly through all 3/three guanas. The other half of the aspects are for the ‘personal expression’ of the life within reality. It can be noted from both traditions that ‘time’ is a central component so key as to take up a third of the creation/destruction of reality.

Why Time Travel is not possible
Within the continuous creation and destruction model of reality, it is obvious that such concepts of a ‘river’ of time are nonsensical. Time does not exist, other than the now. In fact, this model of reality demonstrates that time does not exist except as the impact of ‘events’ or ‘movement’ upon the mental processes of life within material reality. Noting that ‘time’ is existent only as a perception by life within material reality, by extension it can be postulated that ‘time’, being a perception and not a ‘thing’, must have nuance, and differences in its state of perception. Stated another way, time is not a constant, but rather is a perception and therefore is affected by the mind doing the perceiving. Thus we have an easy explanation for why there are various ‘flavors’ of time-feeling, such that the human mind is aware of the differences between the experience of various ‘types’ of time, and invents words/concepts such as ‘karios’ to better communicate the idea.

So time is a perception, that is to say, it is subject to our personal experience of it and is therefore not a universal constant. This does not mean that such things as mechanistic forms of time, as in ‘chronos’ do not exist, but rather that such are merely required aspects of the total experience of time, and not a ‘thing’ in and of itself.

The simple answer as to why time travel is not possible has already been noted. Time does not exist, therefore to ‘travel’ in it is without real meaning. Time is a complex perception of the pulse/pause of continuous creation, which as noted, also brings along with it, continuous destruction. Thus the ‘past’ does not exist except as a construct within our experience, again, not an independent part of reality. Therefore travel to the past is not possible. After all, it is gone, 22/twenty-two trillion times a second it is destroyed. The only ‘time’ that exists is the now.

Conversely, it is not possible to travel to the future, as it also does not exist. The next ‘future’ point in time that will exist is 22/twenty-two trillionth of a second away from both creating and destroying itself. Again, the ‘future’ does not exist. Not only has it not happened yet….it will, in a very ‘real’ manner, never actually happen at all.

It can be seen from this description that the analogy of time as being ‘river’ like is totally misplaced, and that construct is the point from which the erroneous idea of time travel originates.

Future and past knowledge
While the continuous creation/destruction model of reality does not allow for traveling in time, it does allow for knowledge of both past and future within the present moment. Of course the mind can record and retain memories of past events in the continuous creation of time and reality, and thus have a knowledge of ‘past’ time.

Understanding how the corporal mind can have knowledge of the future is not so easily seen in the continuous creation/destruction model of universe. As the mind functions at such a low level of vibration relative (30 to 60 ‘frames’ of reality per second), and noting that there is NOT a solid thing in universe, including the perceiving human brain, and that all in universe is actually vibration, it can be noted that as reality creates itself, it will ALWAYS be creating itself ‘ahead’ of the mental abilities of those beings within material reality. Stated another way, since your mind is consuming time in cogitation about reality, it is doing so ‘behind’ the actual creation of the reality it contemplates. Therefore the mind doing the perceiving of reality is always operating behind the creation/destruction of reality, and so to speak, is operating as a memory, rather than a really instant expression of the now. Thus reality is ever so slightly ‘ahead’ in creating/destroying itself, and thus the ‘mind’ of those experiencing time, is vibrating at a slower level than the passage of time. Thus the lag time in mental processing means that the ‘future’ is being created now, while we are really perceiving the ‘now’ as memories. In this understanding then, and noting that our bodies and minds are actually standing and dynamic vibration fields, vibrating in sync with universe, it becomes understandable that as creation/destruction occurs, it will necessarily affect or impact some of the waves/fields that compose those of us experiencing time. Therefore, ever so slightly ‘ahead’ of our ability to process it, is knowledge of the future just created. This is one level of knowledge about the future, but continuous creation/destruction model allows for others.

To provide a crude example for greater clarity, consider the sun. It takes an apparent 8.56 minutes for light to travel from the sun and reach earth. IF the sun were to explode now, or turn green now, your senses would not pick up that information for 8.56 minutes. Thus, in a real sense, you would be dead or green for a full 8.56 minutes without realizing it.

However, for a more complete understanding of manifesting reality, we need to consider consciousness as well. Noting that consciousness is outside of, and is unaffected by time, we can postulate that the consciousness therefore is knowing about reality at an entirely different level than is perceived (or even perceivable?) within reality. It would therefore not be surprising if consciousness ‘knew everything’ about everything. It is extra-temporal, and is also ‘extra-reality’, in the sense that consciousness is outside of the continuous creation/destruction of reality. Therefore it likely knows all kinds of interesting things that it is simply not able, or willing to communicate to the mental processes that are within material reality. Nor should it. Likely the point of reality is the experiencing it as we do, and therefore too much ‘fore knowledge’ would put that experience at risk. Which is probably why the ‘uncertainty factor’ for all ‘future knowledge’ exists. This is to say that it is probably a necessary part of our mental sanity/process that uncertainty about the ‘future’ should exist until that ‘future’ manifests.

Over Time
There are all kinds of interesting corollaries to the continuous creation/destruction understanding of reality.

It should be noted that this model fully supports the Terrance McKenna idea of an eschaton, or world-time ending. The eschaton is actually a predictable effect of the continuous creation/destruction model. As reality creates and destroys itself, it does so to allow for dynamism or movement, or change. Change allows for the growth of complexity, as does the nature of the underlying vibration fields that actually is material reality. It is a predictable part of reality that complexity would increase over time. Further the increase in complexity should proceed predictably toward a crescendo point, in so far as mind is concerned. This crescendo is probably associated with an increase in complexity of the perception of time such that an eschaton will be reached. Thereafter the ‘what’ of reality is anyone’s guess.

The continuous creation/destruction model allows for travel in space without regard to time. Basically what happens is that the ‘location’ aspects for a body or being or device are ‘reset’ and then allowed to express themselves during the next pulse/pause period. Thus nearly, as far as mind is concerned, instant movement in space without experiencing the ‘time’ of the movement. At a very core level, such travel would occur outside of time, as it would happen at vibration levels beyond the ability for our mental processes to perceive. By the way, it can also be noted that such forms of travel would have an impact on the human body/mind that may have to be treated as a health issue. More on this in another discussion.

The continuous creation/destruction model also supports the inherent validity of the concepts within meditation. Through meditative training (which may also be possible from drugs/chemicals?), the mind to consciousness link can be altered, and perception at a higher level of vibration is therefore possible. Thus the validity of the martial arts saying of “the novice moves from his extremities, the adept from his torso, and the master moves from mind”. And it therefore becomes understandable that the process of mastery, possibly of any discipline, brings the aspirant to a higher level of vibration, and thus a higher level of contact with continuously creating reality, and a potential for greater understanding of both universe and themselves.

The continuous creation/destruction model also explicitly supports the ‘siddhis’ as they are defined within section 2 of the Science of Yoga. The ‘siddhis’ are extra-normal (as we think of the term) abilities which are gained as a human progresses through the yogic or taoist process. The siddhis include a wide range of abilities, including knowing about past and future, but not traveling there.

So I was incorrect about time travel. It cannot happen in the continuous creation/destruction model of universe. Nor is the concept meaningful in the sense of the multiverse where the idea would be to travel to a different universe where the ‘when’ of things is different. There are issues here relating to the single point of connection between consciousness and any material body/mind in reality that would also prevent inter-universe travel within the multiverse, but that is left for another discussion.

I had been wrong about time travel due to not thinking through the issues involved with both time, and the nature of corporeal existence. It is just not feasible to ‘move’ continuous creation/destruction in ‘time’.

Well, this understanding now means (until proven wrong) that time travel is not possible and people professing to have been involved in successful time travel are either wrong or lying. Further, while I am sure that many time travel experiments will continue to take place, it seems unlikely in the extreme that any involving the shifting of life in time, are going to succeed.

This also means that the UFO issue of traveling without respect to time is very probably existent throughout this universe. The other, numerous logical conclusions within the continuous creation/destruction model are just waiting to be detailed. Many will relate to what is possible at greater levels of vibration awareness than the usual ‘single state’ experience of life within manifesting reality.

The idea of skepticism is one well worth hanging onto in these coming days and over this next year. The data sets from the SpaceGoatFarts entity had been filled with the notion that TPTB and their minions would be working over-time (LOL) to ‘poison’ the ‘truth movement’ with disinformation. It therefore is in the observers interest to maintain a healthy skepticism toward all ideas presented.

Noting that it is the sign of an educated mind to be able to hold, and model an idea without having to first accept it that basically defines skepticism. The concept is to model the offered information and deliberately seek flaws in its presentation and relation to reality that would prove its false. Then, if these are not found, it can be observed and modeled more closely with the idea that it MIGHT be part of manifesting reality and in that sense be ‘true’.

Noting that ‘true’ is the emotional response to a ‘fact’, it is understandable that many people ‘believe’ certain things to be ‘true’ without regard to the factual reality therein, or its lack. After all, they are merely 'feeling' an emotional response. The 'true' feeling does come through in their 'belief' in the information, but in no way validates the information as being factual.

The mark of an educated mind is its very skepticism when presented with new ‘information’. This is not a sign of negativity. This is a sign of a mature adult mind, attempting, as those yogi’s and taoists (The Complete Reality school of Taoism) of our past, to ‘know reality’ as it is manifesting. And to not get caught up in the fantasies and delusions of others. Noting that all of material reality is itself an illusion of the largest form, the educated mind struggles constantly to examine, model, and poke reality to determine what IS manifesting.

My bitch with the presenters, Project Camelot, is that they hypocritically state that their mission is to present the information that they are given by the whistleblowers and allow the viewer to make their own discernment as to its validity and reality. What Project Camelot is doing is expressed in many of the written parts of their site where they include references to ‘belief’. They repeatedly state that they (project camelot) believe that their source or whistleblower ‘believes’ their ‘testimony’, and therefore Project Camelot supports the position taken by that ‘whistleblower’.

I find their actions and proffered stance to be disingenuous. They are hypocritical at best, in that they are spending a lot of time and energy in defense of some of their ‘whistleblowers’ and the fantasies presented by them as ‘information’. That the defense of the whistleblower is being driven by personality is disturbing. Further this position has been promoting much disinformation. After all, with so many conflicts amongst their whistleblowers, not all of them can be correct.

Without taking their (Project Camelot) motives into account, and by that, I mean let us assume that they are not willing tools for disinformation, then they are at best unaware hypocrites to their own mission. Note that they NEVER defend the information itself, and rather are ALWAYS defending their sources based on personality, and not factual presentation (truth). Further, the apparent (by their actions) only criteria for them to consider someone a ‘whistleblower’ is that the person ‘believe’ their own story. All that is necessary for Project Camelot to consider someone a whistleblower and a 'true guy' is that the person present themselves such that Project Camelot 'feels' that the person believes what they are saying. Nope, no discrimination exercised. No cross checking, validation, nor even cursory background checks required at Project Camelot.

Hmmmm…so the delusional shall lead…just as is the case with the original Camelot (the whole "king" Aurthur story) which is a myth in support of the ‘divine right of kings to enslave humans’ meme. A despicable and evil meme if there ever was one….and it is all dependent on NOT being a skeptic, and simply swallowing whatever is offered on the spoon. That, for instance, someone claiming 'king ship' has 'authority' to enslave you. Hmmmm...let us all remember that the definition of 'royalty' of all kinds including 'priests' is "you work, I eat".

Thousands of years ago, the yogic and tao traditions realized that the way that the self sovereign individual needs to approach consciousness, mind, and manifesting reality is without filters and blinders. These people were good skeptics, and they have left us a whole pile of advice and methods for poking into universe to see what is actually there.

Being of the Complete Reality school of Taoism (aka science of Yoga) mind set, my approach is to gnaw on all incoming information and to deliberately seek out reasons why it is bogus. This is a very efficient method of operation as so much of what is presented these days IS bogus information, and therefore one can more quickly eliminate the bullshit, and have more time to locate what is actually manifesting. More time to actually touch reality…or get closer to that in any case.

If one takes the other approach, one spends all their time supporting bullshit delusions that others believe. And as a radical linguist I cannot pass by without noting that the word ‘believe’ itself merely means, by definition and derivation, “I wish this to be true”…..

So let the ‘synthetic beings’ come flying out of the Gulf of Aden Stargate….no, I mean it, seriously. Since if that is at all real, the skeptical mind will want details. And the skeptical mind will always follow the base dicta of life which includes: “ extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof” else they are as shit on my shoe, something to be scraped off and forgotten as it pollutes our understanding of manifesting reality. So to the good people (I am assuming) at Project Camelot (and elsewhere), be advised, if you present personalities who proffer extraordinary claims, you (they) had better provide extraordinary proof, or be prepared to have it all called BULLSHIT.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Shoghi Effendi, First Guardian of the Baha'i Faith, was Likely a Tormented Closeted Homosexual

By Michael Zargarov (ex-Bahai)

August 22nd, 2009.

Greetings all.

About 20 years ago I was introduced to Mildred Mottahedeh at a conference in Arizona. Hand of the Cause Bill Sears introduced us because he knew I yearned to teach the faith in Eastern Europe, and he knew that Mildred had a particular interest there too. Later in 1990, at her suggestion, I pioneered to Prague, Czechoslovakia. I was there 18 months, and traveled from Prague to Russia, and to Alma Ata, Kazakhstan in order to visit with and help teach among long-out-of-contact believers. Still later, at various times, I was hosted for dinner at Mildred's sumptuous apartment overlooking the United Nations complex in NYC. Once in late 1992 I took Mildred to a concert of Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Lincoln Center. On the way we stopped at a drugstore. When she came back to the car, Mildred showed me a gold locket which held hair from Baha'u'llah. She told me that Shoghi had given it to her when she WITNESSED his marriage to Ruhiyyih. Mildred and her husband bought a limousine for Shoghi to use, which he later loaned to Ben Gurion when "Israel" was established.

Mildred Mottahedeh had known May Maxwell [Shoghi Effendi's wife, known as Ruhiyyih Khanum] since the 1920s. They were close confidants and best friends. Before Violeta Nakhjavani took over as "companion" to Ruhiyyih, Mildred held that honor.

Mildred and I were very close. She ASKED me if I "struggled with being gay". When I admitted that I did, she revealed to me that Ruhiyyih had intimated to her that Shoghi was homosexual himself, and hated himself because he "fell so short of what was expected of him as a member of Baha'u'llah' s family". Ruhiyyih told Mildred that their marriage had been arranged to "help" Shoghi "straighten himself out". (It is purely MY conjecture that Ruhiyyih was Lesbian. I just saw such a Bull-Dyke everytime I saw her, and her relationship with Violeta seemed obvious.) Mildred told me that she had revealed that long-held secret because she hoped it would one day help other gay baha'is to realize that they were not struggling alone; indeed that the "Center of the faith" had struggled against the same "affliction". Mildred made me swear NEVER to reveal what I knew until AFTER her death. I kept the promise.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Call to the People of the World to Support Iceland Against Financial Blackmail

By Birgitta Jónsdóttir

January 6, 2009

palin featured stories   A Call to the People of the World to Support Iceland Against Financial Blackmail

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is the leader of The Movement, a group within the Icelandic Parliament which has emerged from the mass struggle of Icelanders against the financial blackmail.

January 5, 2010 is a historical day for Icelanders. The Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson had a tough decision to make, and difficult choices to make. To listen to the 23% of the nation that signed a petition calling on him to put the state guarantee for 5.4 billion dollars to be paid to the British and Dutch governments to a national referendum. Or to ignore the nation and sign the bill for the government, after the bill had been passed through the parliament with a narrow vote on December 30, 2009 after months of acrimonious debate, tainted with secrecy and dishonesty on the part of the government. Every day throughout the debate, new information would emerge and documents would leak to local media or wikileaks. Yesterday, the people of Iceland finally had a chance to have something to say about their fate, because if the state guarantee is accepted it will mean that Iceland will become like a third world country, spending its GDP largely on paying interest on foreign debt. Last summer, a bill for a state guarantee was passed that had a significant meaning not only for Iceland, but also for other nations around the world facing the same problems of private debt being forced on taxpayers. The bill included a reasonable and fair way of handling the interest and the debt: Icelanders would pay, but only a certain percentage of their GDP, and if there were to be another financial black hole, they would not pay during that time. Thus it comes as no surprise that the Dutch and British governments reacted so swiftly with a condemnation of Iceland’s citizens for having the audacity to think they have the right to exercise their democratic rights in deciding for themselves what is in the best economic interests of their nation.

Let’s also put this debt into perspective: 320.000 people live in Iceland, each and every person on the island, including children and the elderly, the disabled and the poor, would have to pay around $30,000 under the bill. The danger if Icelanders will accept this enormous burden is that the entire welfare system would simply collapse with no money to run it. On January 5th the Icelandic president had the courage, backed up by his nation, to place the interest of the people before that of the banks.

Of course there has been an incredible spin by the government controlled media, attacking the nation and the president for this simple and fair demand. The UK and Dutch media were also full of misleading news, saying the nation had demanded not to pay, and that we would become isolated and there were even suggestions that the British navy should flex its muscles against this nation which has no military. As if the terrorist act they imposed on us was not enough during the darkest hour of our crises to bring us further down!

The spin is failing because people around the world are finally starting to hear our side of the story, and other suppressed nations have perhaps seen this as a sign that they can also rise up against the corpocracy in our world where those with the money have as a rule always won. Let’s hope the nation will not been coaxed into fear of isolation and let’s hope the people of the world will join in this experiment of letting the interest of the peoples rise above the interests of banks, corporations, and international bullies such as the IMF. We need your support. I will soon issue a comprehensive report on the entire Icesave saga.

Love and rage from Iceland

Birgitta Jónsdóttir


Friday, January 8, 2010

The Meaning of Bible-based Marriage

Watch Betty Bowers as she teaches the meaning of traditional marriage according to the Bible.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Russian Astrologer Predicts 2010 a Year of Major Disintegration and Rebirth for Human Civilization Worldwide

Astrologists are releasing their predictions and expectations for 2010. It looks like the human race is up for the difficult 12 months.

Alexander Ivanov, an astrologist from the Urals, told Novy Region news agency that according to astrological cycles, 2010 will be a year of serious tests and dramatic changes not only for the Russian Federation, but for the entire world.

The coming year will demonstrate the period of dynamic collapse of the established rules and “world order” not only in the global economy, but in political systems as well. It includes various levels of the state power, change in political regimes, waging wars and serious religious conflicts.

All negative consequences of 2010 will be shaped by a strong collaboration of planets, the Solar System giants. Particularly, the union of Uranus (revolutionary changes) and Jupiter (expansion, of religious doctrines and extremism) will enter in a strong opposition with Saturn (restrictions and discipline).

This configuration will reveal a systematic “crisis of power” which will affect all types of business, will cause an increase in taxation and administrative pressure, and will be belt-tightening even for those who are already poor. This will enhance the vicious circle and weaken the integrity of the state system.

At the same time, the effect of this planetary group will cause a chain reaction with Pluto (nuclear energy and people masses) located at the top of the Cardinal Cross, at the point of winter solstice, marking a colossal emission of unprecedented energy – Holy Spear.

It is not ruled out that such configuration will provoke a peak in solar activity, which, in turn, will cause civil commotion, natural disasters and man-made accidents. The most significant events will occur in Japan (earthquakes and nuclear power plants), China (earthquakes and epidemics), Iran (earthquakes, opposition with Israel and the US).

The issue of the economic crisis (unemployment and bankruptcy) will be the most acute in the EU countries, but in Russia the situation will not be better either. Russia was on the peak of its economic development in 2008, and now it is facing a serious drop in all economic indicators in the next nine years (wave dynamics). Yet, positive changes may also happen since Russia is the country of Aquarius. 2010 will be particularly important for North Korea, China, Afghanistan, Italy and Germany.

The USA will not avoid hardships either. It will face escalation of the financial crisis, natural and man-made disasters. The war in Iraq, sending additional troops in Afghanistan prior to the beginning of military actions in Iran (bombing missile attack, Israel) will cause additional frenzy with regard to oil supply and prices, which will not bring extra optimism in solving economic problems and issues of civil rights.

The main stages of world events will be shaped near activation of solar eclipse on January 15 and July 11, 2010. It is important that the closer the eclipse, the stronger its influence. The strongest dynamics of negative factors develops within 7 days prior to an eclipse, including intermediary lunar eclipses that will form on December 31, 2009, June 26 and December 21, 2010. The period around March 8 – March 9 will be also important.

But it is not all that bad. There will be good periods in 2010, namely, there will be a fundamental breakthrough not only in science, but also in further evolution of human conscience. It will be a period of awakening, when masks and rose-colored glasses will be taken off and all things secret will become obvious. The spirit of collective optimism and entrepreneurship will develop.

“As you can see, not everything will be bad in the New Year, there will be positive trends. It is important to remember that forewarned is forearmed,” the astrologist concluded.

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Original story in Russian from Noviy Region