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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Conspiracies can't happen...

Oh! they can, and they do...wanna know how? Often they are small and insignificant (one's that no one notices or cares about) but over time if you add them up you can start to see how a larger far reaching one is even possible. It's shit like this that makes the world go 'round.

NEW YORK (CBS) ―A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's [April 27th, 2009] low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty.

Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.

In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.

What are your feelings on federal officials demanding the NYC flyover be kept secret by the NYPD and the mayor's office?

"To say that it should not be made public knowing that it might scare people it's just confounding," Sen. Charles Schumer said. "It's what gives Washington and government a bad name. It's sheer stupidity."

The flyover -- apparently ordered by the White House Office of Military Affairs so it would have souvenir photos of Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background -- had President Obama seeing red. He ordered a probe and apologized.

"It was a mistake. It will never happen again," President Obama said.

The cost of the frivolous flight was about $60,000 an hour and that was just for Air Force One. That doesn't include the cost of the two F-16s that came along.

The flight by the VC-25, a modified Boeing Co. 747, and two F-16 fighter jets cost $328,835, Air Force spokeswoman Vicki Stein said.
That includes $300,658 for the larger plane, which flew a three-hour mission, and about $28,178 for the F-16 jets, which flew 1.8 hours each, Stein said in an e-mailed statement.

The NYPD was so upset about the demand for secrecy that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly vowed never to follow such a directive again and he accused the feds of inciting fears of a 9/11 replay.

"Did it show an insensitivity to the psychic wounds New York City has after 9/11? Absolutely. No questions about it. It was quite insensitive," Kelly said.

The mayoral aide who neglected to tell Mayor Michael Bloomberg about it was reprimanded.

Interesting side comments from Christopher Knowles post "Stairway to Sirius: AF1BU photo OP, or...? " reveal that April 27th was also a date significant in the movie "Cloverfield" which obviously is closely connected with it's 9/11 theme and decapitation of the Statue of Liberty.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ceres Strikes? (UPDATED)

Anyone familiar with my entire body of work will surely know that some of my earliest posts centered around the ancient mid-April festival of Cerealia, held in the honor of the Roman Goddess CERES. One of the "highlights" of the Cerealia was the porca pracidanea, the ritual sacrifice of a PIG. In previous articles over the past two years, I have attempted to exhibit some the "pork" related happenings which also seem to coincide with a bloodier human ritual which has become common place during approximately the same dates of mid-April [see Ok. City, Columbine, Virgina Tech]. Just when I thought we had turned the corner this year, and we wouldn't be seeing any signatures of what I had previous called "The Ceres Death Ritual"...the sickle dropped.

The Horn & Hoof flag from "Animal Farm" as stand in for the Hammer & Sickle...the Sickle (?) also serves as the symbol of Ceres.

An outbreak of SWINE Flu, has the world on edge...a shooting here in Athens, Georgia [ATHENA], Ft. Walton Beach in Northwestern Florida and finally yesterday at Hampton University in Virginia [VIRGIN] appear to round out this year's cycle. Researcher and oft cited Loren Coleman has found perhaps the most intriguing story connected with the current SWINE Flu appears that President Barack Obama came into direct contact with a recent victim of the killer flu on his recent trip to Mexico. Has anyone else noticed how bad things seem to follow this man around where ever goes?

Also of note, the attempted multiple homicide shooting (two were injured as well as the shooter who turned his gun on himself) at Hampton University took place less than a stones throw from Smithfield, Virginia which is home to the headquarters of Smithfield Foods; originally thought to be one of the primary points of origin of the SWINE flu outbreak, Smithfield Foods claims that no pigs at either of it's two Mexican processing centers are infected.

Shades of Animal Farm?

Just moments ago...Strong quake felt in Mexico City. TRIDENT alert!

and Lynn Hayes over at Astrological Musings was kind enough to acknowledge the Ceres connection as well:

Previous articles on the "Ceres Death Ritual" and related topics:

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Final Problem

A bizarre and unsettling 24 hours here in Athens dear readers...

"You crossed my path on the 4th of January,' said he. 'On the 23d you incommoded me; by the middle of February I was seriously inconvenienced by you; at the end of March I was absolutely hampered in my plans; and now, at the close of April, I find myself placed in such a position through your continual persecution that I am in positive danger of losing my liberty. The situation is becoming an impossible one."

-PROFESSOR Moriarty, speaking to Sherlock Holmes in "The Final Problem"

A nationwide search continues today (Sunday April, 26th) for a University of Georgia PROFESSOR who police say shot and killed his wife and two men at an Athens theater gathering on Saturday.

Current and former members of Town and Gown Players, a long-standing community theater group off Prince Avenue, had gathered for an annual reunion about noon when George Zinkhan started arguing with someone, left briefly and returned with two handguns, according to Athens-Clarke police Capt. Clarence Holeman.

Zinkhan fired several shots, Holeman said, killing three people: Tom Tanner, 40; Ben Teague, 63; and Zinkhan's wife, Marie Bruce, 47. All three were involved with the theater company. Two other victims were wounded and taken to Athens Regional Medical Center.

Zinkhan left his two young children in the car, and after the shooting, dropped off the children with a Bogart neighbor and left, saying there was an emergency, according to police. The children did not see the shootings, authorities said.

Holeman raised the possibility that the shooting could be a crime of passion.

"I can only speculate," he said. "Some people are saying it could be a love triangle or something like that."

Zinkhan appeared to target Tanner, Teague and Bruce, said Rick Bedell, an actor with the Town and Gown Players, but he did not know why.

"It was deliberate," Bedell said. "He shot these three people specifically and walked out.

"They were good people, and I have no idea why (Zinkhan) went nuts," he said.

Police and a SWAT team searched Saturday for Zinkhan anywhere they thought he might go, including Zinkhan's house on Chesterfield Drive in Bogart, his office in Brooks Hall on campus and Bruce's downtown law office, but did not find him.

Police said Zinkhan, 56, was last seen driving a red 2005 Jeep Liberty with a Georgia tag number AIX 1376. Police have not found the car, so he may still be driving it, Holeman said.

Authorities nationwide are looking for Zinkhan, including checking at airports to ensure he doesn't try to leave the country, Holeman said. Zinkhan has relatives in Austin, Texas, and may be on his way there, he said Saturday. Zinkhan also owns a home in The Netherlands.

"We'll be searching until we find him," he said via email today.

Marie Bruce juggled a family and law career and still found time to act and serve on the board of Athens' Town and Gown Players.

Ben Teague put his carpentry skills to work building great stage sets for more than a decade.

Tom Tanner joined the long-standing troupe later, but added technical skills that made the tiny sets sparkle.

Colleagues and neighbors of the theater gathered in small groups outside crime-scene tape Saturday afternoon, waiting for news and for police to release the guests who had gathered at the Grady Avenue building. By Saturday evening, actors, directors and theater supporters were gathering to comfort each other in the wake of a triple murder outside their longtime performance space.

The theater troupe's annual reunion was just breaking up around noon Saturday when University of Georgia marketing professor George Zinkhan opened fire with two handguns, according to Athens-Clarke police Capt. Clarence Holeman.

He fired several shots, Holeman said, killing his wife, Bruce, and two men, Tanner and Teague. Two others were injured.

Tanner, who had worked for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, was playing the role of Doc Watson in the Town and Gown Players' production of "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem."

As news spread of the murders, theater fans and Boulevard neighbors scrounged for news about whether police had identified the victims or caught Zinkhan.

"I went down to the scene today and I think everybody is in shock," said Athens-Clarke Commissioner David Lynn, whose district covers the area. "The professor was highly thought of and from what people say to me, at the top of his game, highly functional. How does someone go from such a highly rational person to something like this?"

The clamor surrounding Athens' TWILIGHT Criterium, one of the largest events of the year, added to neighbors' discomfort. [TWILIGHT Criterium]

"When helicopters continue to circle the neighborhood, that's disconcerting," Lynn said. "There are 30,000 people downtown and when you hear a siren, you wonder whether that is related to the event."

Gathered with friends, and well over a hundred locals just blocks from the scene of the event well after midnight last night; Don Chambers howled "There's a WEREWOLF MOON rising over the pines..."

Friday, April 17, 2009

Don't bogart that Joint, Cthulhu

It appears the popular 4:20 smoking expression found in Cannabis (ANUBIS?) Culture most likely found it's roots in the writing of H.P. Lovecraft!

(from above) H.P. Lovecraft, famed author of the occult and macabre, wrote a short science-fiction story entitled "In the Walls of Eryx" [which is the ancient name for Erice a small town in Sicily. Sicily having also served as the site of Crowley's Abbey of Themela], a simple story about a person exploring an alien planet. It was first published in 1939. Now, towards the end of the story, the narrator comes across a peculiar, but familiar sounding plant...

"I had encountered at last one of those curious mirage-plants about which so many of our men told stories. Anderson had warned me of them, and described their appearance very closely - the shaggy stalk, the spiky leaves, and the mottled blossoms whose gaseous, dream-breeding exhalations penetrate every existing make of mask...Although everything was spinning perilously, I tried to start in the right direction and hack my way ahead. My route must have been far from straight, for it seemed hours before I was free of the mirage-plant's pervasive influence. Gradually the dancing lights began to disappear, and the shimmering spectral scenery began to assume the aspect of solidity. When I did get wholly clear I looked at my watch and was astonished to find that the time was only 4:20. Though eternities had seemed to pass, the whole experience could have consumed little more than a half-hour."

So what? Sure...but also consider the significance of 4/20...often called the "stoner" has the dubious distinction of sharing Occultist Adolph Hitler's Birthday...and over the years some other very interesting historical events. Be safe for the next week...the Elder Gods energy is powerful out there! The Obama White House also seems to be rabble rousing with Right Wing Radicals which is a common tactic at this time of the year too...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Notorious 10

from the Guardian UK via Oxford University Press Blog

Owen Davies, professor of social history at the University of Hertfordshire, has written extensively about the history of magic, witchcraft and ghosts. His most recent book, Grimoires: A History of Magic Books, is a history of magic books that takes us from ancient Eygpt, through Kabbalah, Scandinavian witchcraft, 19th-century Egyptology, West African folk religion, a Chicago mail-order charlatan whose books are still banned in Jamaica today, and - of course - Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the post below, which originally appeared on The Guardian’s website, Owen Davies chooses his top 10 grimoires.

"Grimoires are books that contain a mix of spells, conjurations, natural secrets and ancient wisdom. Their origins date back to the dawn of writing and their subsequent history is entwined with that of the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the development of science, the cultural influence of print, and the social impact of European colonialism."

1. The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses

Although one of the more recent grimoires, first circulating in manuscript in the 18th century, this has to be number one for the breadth of its influence. From Germany it spread to America via the Pennsylvania Dutch, and once in cheap print was subsequently adopted by African Americans. With its pseudo-Hebraic mystical symbols, spirit conjurations and psalms, this book of the secret wisdom of Moses was a founding text of Rastafarianism and various religious movements in west Africa, as well as a cause célèbre in post-war Germany.

2. The Clavicule of Solomon

This is the granddaddy of grimoires. Mystical books purporting to be written by King Solomon were already circulating in the eastern Mediterranean during the first few centuries AD. By the 15th century hundreds of copies were in the hands of Western scientists and clergymen. While some denounced these Solomonic texts as heretical, many clergymen secretly pored over them. Some had lofty ambitions to obtain wisdom from the "wisest of the wise", while others sought to enrich themselves by discovering treasures and vanquishing the spirits that guarded them.

3. Petit Albert

The "Little Albert" symbolises the huge cultural impact of the cheap print revolution of the early 18th century. The flood gates of magical knowledge were opened during the so-called Enlightenment and the Petit Albert became a name to conjure with across France and its overseas colonies. As well as practical household tips it included spells to catch fish, charms for healing, and instructions on how to make a Hand of Glory, which would render one invisible.

4. The Book of St Cyprian

Grimoires purporting to have been written by a legendary St Cyprian (there was a real St Cyprian as well) became popular in Scandinavia during the late 18th century, while in Spain and Portugal print editions of the Libro de San Cipriano included a gazetteer to treasure sites and the magical means to obtain their hidden riches. During the early 20th century, editions began to appear in South America, and copies can now be purchased from the streets of Mexico City to herbalist stalls high in the Andes.

5. Dragon rouge

Like the Petit Albert, the Red Dragon was another product of the French cheap grimoire boom of the 18th century. Although first published in the following century, it was basically a version of the Grand grimoire, an earlier magic book which was infamous for including an invocation of the Devil and his lieutenants. The Dragon rouge circulated far more widely though, and is well known today in former and current French colonies in the Caribbean.

6. The Book of Honorius

Books attributed to Honorius of Thebes were second only to those of Solomon in notoriety in the medieval period. In keeping with a strong theme in grimoire history, there is no evidence that an arch magician named Honorius lived in antiquity - as manuscripts ascribed to him stated. Through prayers and invocations, books of Honorius gave instructions on how to receive visions of God, Hell and purgatory, and knowledge of all science. Very handy.

7. The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy

Cornelius Agrippa was one of the most influential occult philosophers of the 16th century. He certainly wrote three books on the occult sciences, but he had nothing to do with the Fourth Book which appeared shortly after his death. This book of spirit conjuration blackened the name of Agrippa at a time when the witch trials were being stoked across Europe.

8. The Magus

Published in 1801 and written by the British occultist and disaster-prone balloonist Francis Barrett, The Magus was a re-statement of 17th-century occult science, and borrowed heavily from an English edition of the Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy. It was a flop at the time but its influence was subsequently considerable on the occult revival of the late 19th century and contemporary magical traditions. In the early 20th century a plagiarised version produced by an American occult entrepreneur and entitled The Great Book of Magical Art, Hindu Magic and East Indian Occultism became much sought after in the US and the Caribbean.

9. The Necronomicon

A figment of the ingenious imagination of the influential early 20th-century writer of horror and fantasy HP Lovecraft, this mysterious book of secret wisdom was penned in the eighth century by a mad Yemeni poet. Despite being a literary fiction, several "real" Necronomicons have been published over the decades, and today it has as much a right to be considered a grimoire as the other entries in this Top 10.

10. Book of Shadows

Last but not least there is the founding text of modern Wicca – a pagan religion founded in the 1940s by the retired civil servant, folklorist, freemason and occultist Gerald Gardner. He claimed to have received a copy of this "ancient" magical text from a secret coven of witches, one of the last of a line of worshippers of an ancient fertility religion, which he and his followers believed had survived centuries of persecution by Christian authorities. Through its mention in such popular occult television dramas as Charmed, it has achieved considerable cultural recognition.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cold Cold Ground

Old news for some but finding out that just a stone's throw South of Athens in Madison, Georgia over 500, 000 plastic coffins sit on FEMA owned land serves as a sobering piece of information...

Extreme close-up's of stacks begins shortly after the 3:00 min mark.

the following is from:

This YouTube video posted July 18, 2008, shows an estimated 500,000 black plastic coffins stacked 20 high, uncovered and outdoors on pallets in rural Georgia near Atlanta. They look like they arrived recently. Atlanta is home to the Centers for Disease “Creation and Propagation” and one of the busiest airport hubs in the country.

It has also been reported, but not verified, that black plastic coffins are stacked in other locations throughout the country. If you are the government, would you order and have delivered (at least) 500,000 coffins because you thought you might need them or because you knew you would need them?

From several other sources:

Yep, these are cheap plastic coffins. Hundreds of thousands of them. Don’t believe it?

Why coffins? Why in the middle of Georgia?

Well, apparently the Government is expecting a half million people to die relatively soon, and the Atlanta Airport is a major airline traffic hub, probably the biggest in the country, which means Georgia is a prime base to conduct military operations and coordination. It is also the home of the CDC, the Center for Disease Control. I don’t want to alarm anyone, but usually you don’t buy 500,000 plastic coffins "just in case something happens," you buy them because you know something is going to happen. These air tight seal containers would be perfect to bury victims of plague or biological warfare in, wouldn’t they?

More info on the coffins:

Government stockpiles millions of plastic coffins.

(by Kyle Rogers)

Various agencies of the Federal Government maintain a stockpile of millions of polypropylene Polyguard Vault plastic “vaults.” A Georgia newspaper recently described them as “body containers,” and said they would be used in the event of a biological terrorist attack, or natural outbreak. One stockpile in Georgia is so vast it can be seen on satellite photos. About 500,000 of the plastic coffins are held at this location. (see video below)

There are two stockpiles in Georgia and at least one each in Texas and Wyoming. Some people see this as an indication that the government knows something they are not telling the public. I think it is more probable that it is just another massive waste of the taxpayers’ money, much like everything else the government does.

Funny how the feds can claim they can’t afford to protect our border, but they can afford these stockpiles of “body containers.” The least they could do is line the stacks of plastic coffins along our Southern Border and make a Polyguard Vault “coffin wall” to keep illegals out.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

You could have just walked out...

This from Erik Davis at the website Cinematical...the irony of his own questioning gets me. Actually, I am totally surprised we haven't seen more activity of this sort stemming from the release of this film.

In the latest of what feels like a flurry of unfortunate movie theater incidents, a 24-year-old man in Eugene, Oregon shot himself in the head while taking in a late-night Watchmen screening at a Regal Cinemas. According to a story over -- which was passed to us by Cinematical reader Ian G. -- it was about halfway through the film when theatergoers heard a "popping" noise, and it was shortly after that when the man was discovered in the back of the theater with a gunshot wound to the head. The closest audience member was two rows away, and there were about ten folks total in attendance.

Currently there's no word on why the man chose to bring a gun to the screening of Watchmen and decide to shoot himself halfway through. Was it a completely random decision on his part? Did it have anything to do with the film itself, which spends most of its time dealing with a potential nuclear war? Did a particular shot or scene prove too much for the man, or were his suicidal issues completely separate from the film itself? If any of these questions are answered at a later date, we'll update this post. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

With shootings inside movie theaters becoming more frequent, should metal detectors be added to all theaters or is that taking it too far? [I didn't realize that Movie Theater violence was a growing issue...}

Friday, April 3, 2009

New World Order

Skeptics, non-believers, critics...take a fucking hike! I haven't been able to listen to the radio, watch the news or open a web page this week without hearing about the New World Order. Well, NO SHIT!!!! The jig is up world...the looting is over, now for the lockdown.

George Bush Sr. speech of 9/11/90 (11 years to the day of 9/11)

Bush Sr. again TELLS us all about the Plan...

Gordon Brown describes The New World Order in 2007

More on the G-20 or GEE-TWO-OH/GHETTO Summit...

January 17th, 1961 Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Extraordinary Chemtrail

Athens, Georgia March 11th, 2009 8:20 am

photo and submission by Melissae

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Fools Paradise?

The Great UFO Hoax of 2009

by Sharon Begley: If you prefer to keep a little magic in your life—by which I mean believing in the possibility of UFOs—then read no further. For I am going to tell you about the latest UFO hoax.

You may remember the sightings of a UFO over Morristown, N.J., in January, which was blogged about and even captured on video that has been posted to YouTube as clips from TV broadcasts.

Last November, writer Joe Rudy, who describes himself as “an avid reader of Skeptic magazine” who teaches science and gives private music lessons, and Chris Russo, who works in sales and says he “intends to continue his quest to spread reason and truth, one pseudoscience at a time,” the two 20-somethings were sitting around discussing pseudoscience and the many people who believe one or another form of it. “We had always had a strong interest in why people were so easily fooled by such irrational superstitions as psychic ability, spiritual mediums, alien abductions, and the like,” they write. So they “set out on a mission to help people think rationally and question the credibility of so-called UFO ‘professionals.’”

They cooked up a spaceship hoax “to show everyone how unreliable eyewitness accounts are, along with investigators of UFOs.” They used 5 feet of fishing line to tie flares to each of five 3-foot helium balloons and launched them from a field on January 5, 2009. “Once all five balloons were ready for takeoff (with our fingers on the verge of frost bite),” they write, “we struck the 15-minute flares and released them into the sky in increments of fifteen seconds,” filming the UFOs as they floated away.

Media coverage was extensive. A lot of it featured Paul Hurley, a pilot, and his family, who appeared of several news broadcasts describing the strange lights they saw in the sky. (For some reason, reporters find pilots’ UFO sightings especially believable.) Rudy and Russo repeated the performance four more time, gaining media coverage for each. Conspiracy websites and radio shows covered the sightings, but “the icing on the cake came when the popular History Channel show UFO Hunters featured the Morristown UFO as their main story one week,” the duo recall. “Bill Birnes, the lead investigator of the show and the publisher of UFO Magazine, declared definitively that the Morristown UFO could not have been flares or Chinese lanterns.”

This was the pair’s main quarry, exposing the foolishness of UFO “investigators.” They write, “are UFO investigators simply charlatans looking to make a quick buck off human gullibility? . . . If a respected UFO investigator can be easily manipulated and dead wrong on one UFO case, is it possible he’s wrong on most (or all) of them? Do the networks buy into this nonsense, or are they in it for the ratings?”