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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The 9th Gate

Imprisoned Manson Family member Susan Atkins passes away in jail. She was serving multiple life sentences for the murder of Sharon Tate; Actress/Model and wife of Roman Polanski in 1969.

Legendary Filmmaker Roman Polanski detained in Switzerland for sex crime dating back to 1977.

Childhood classmate of Julian Lennon who inspired "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" dies.

India finds water on the MOON...however the NASA mission to bomb the Moon slated for Oct. 9th to do just that remains a there a deeper reason for NASA's assault?

Upon the announcement by India the target crater Cabeus A was changed to the larger Cabeus crater. The original destination location for the LCROSS mission had previously been announced on September 11th, 2009.

Researcher Goro Adachi updates with his own take on things; dated SEPT. 23 check it out!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

German School Attack

Posted: 07:57 AM ET

From Diana Magnay and Fred Pleitgen

BERLIN, Germany (CNN) — A teenage student wielding an ax and two Molotov cocktails attacked several children at his school in southern Germany on Thursday, wounding nine before he was arrested, police said.

Two children were seriously wounded, as was the attacker, who was shot by police when they tried to arrest him, police spokeswoman Eike Schoenwald told CNN. Seven other children were slightly wounded, she said.

The 19-year-old male student, whose name was not released, launched the attack at 8:35 a.m. (2:35 a.m. ET) at the Gymnasium Carolinum (located at Reuterstr. 9) in Ansbach, which is midway between Frankfurt and Munich, said Ralf Koch, a spokesman for the Bavarian police.

Between 600 and 700 students attend the school, which includes grades seven through 13.

The attacker managed to set off one of the Molotov cocktails, but that did not lead to larger fire damage in the school building, police spokesman Peter Grimm told CNN.

Police who rushed to the scene shot the teenager several times, Grimm said. He suffered life-threatening wounds and is now being treated at a hospital, Grimm said.

from Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

For your protection, of course...

Rest easy San Diego...the county has your backs, you know..."just in case".

Sharon Weinberger via Wired

A nonlethal device best known for beating back pirates off the coast of Somalia was deployed by local police in San Diego at political gatherings, and even at a competition to build sand castles, according to a local publication.

“The [Long Range Acoustic Device] was stationed by San Diego County Sheriff deputies at a recent town hall forum hosted by Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) in Spring Valley and at a subsequent town hall with Congressman Darrell Issa (R-San Diego),” East Country Magazine reported after reviewing official records. It was also parked at a local sand-building competition along the beach.

Though the Long Range Acoustic Device can be used for hailing, it has also been employed as a weapon, most prominently in 2005 by a cruise ship, which used it to ward off attacking pirates. In fact, the device, which was developed after the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000, is designed precisely for that sort of mission. It can permanently damage hearing, depending on how it’s used.

Deploying the Long Range Acoustic Device to local events has provided ammunition to critics of Police Sheriff Bill Gore, who was the agent-in-charge of the FBI’s infamous 1992 Ruby Ridge siege. In response to questions posed by East Country Magazine about use of the technology, Gore said that officers had the appropriate training and that the device’s use as a deterrent is just a “precaution in case you need it.”

Friday, September 11, 2009

Panic on the Potomac

Oh, here we go...I love the White Houses response after their little N.Y. flyby photo-op earlier this year...

WASHINGTON (CBS) ― The Coast Guard conducted a training exercise in the Potomac
River near the Pentagon amid Sept. 11 commemorations Friday, sparking confusion that scrambled FBI agents and led the nearest airport to briefly ground flights.

Coast Guard Chief Keith Moore said Friday no shots were fired as part of the exercise in the river. Media reports suggested shots had been fired in the river and showed vessels circling in the water, near the bridge where President Barack Obama's motorcade passed as he traveled to a Sept. 11 memorial at the Pentagon Friday morning.

Erroneous live cable news reports on CNN and Fox had said that the Coast Guard was firing shots on the river. CNN reported the Coast Guard had fired 10 rounds at a suspicious boat, and showed vessels circling in the water -- near the bridge President Barack Obama's motorcade crossed on the way to a memorial at the Pentagon earlier Friday morning.

The president was not in the area when the training exercise took place, the Coast Guard said.

The Associated Press reported that an exercise was under way in the river and did not report that shots were fired.

The president was not near where the training exercise took place, Coast Guard Chief of Staff Vice Adm. John Currier said at a news conference.

Currier said as part of its exercise, the Coast Guard aired simulated instructions to participants to fire 10 rounds and someone said "bang, bang, bang" to verbalize compliance. He described the exercise, which started at 9:30 a.m., as a "low tempo" drill.

Currier said no apology from the Coast Guard for the confusion was necessary, but that the service would review its procedures and make any needed changes.

He also said the exercise was handled by a field office in Baltimore and not the Coast Guard's Washington headquarters.

The White House defended the Coast Guard's decision to hold the exercise in the Potomac on the Sept. 11 anniversary. Spokesman Robert Gibbs said if law enforcement felt there was a need for the exercise, it's "best not to second-guess."

Gibbs said he didn't believe the White House was notified about the exercise. He sharply criticized CNN for airing the inaccurate report that shots were fired.

"Before we report things like this, checking would be good," Gibbs said.

In a statement released by the Coast Guard, officials said the problem arose when media reporters overheard radio calls made during the training exercise:

"We are still gathering information of how this training event might have been misconstrued as an actual incident. We will conduct a thorough review of this incident.

"There were Coast Guard boats were operating in the vicinity of 14th Street and Memorial Bridges this morning. Whether or not these were the same boats using the marine radio frequency used for training purposes has not yet been confirmed.

"The best way that we in the Coast Guard can remember Sept. 11 and our security obligations to the nation is to be always ready and this requires constant training and exercise. To ensure the appropriate readiness posture we conduct training scenarios across the nation on a daily basis.

How and when this exercised was conducted will be reviewed."

Departures from Reagan National Airport were halted as a precaution at 10:08 a.m., then resumed at 10:30 a.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Diane Spitaliere said. The airport borders the Potomac.

A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said federal agents scrambled to the river scene after the initial reports, because the local FBI office had not been told ahead of time about the exercise. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the incident.

Coast Guard spokesman John Edwards said references to shots fired were picked up in radio chatter. As part of its exercise Friday, the Coast Guard aired simulated instructions to participants to fire 10 rounds. But Edwards said there were no shots actually fired and there were no suspicious boats.

Obama had traveled to the Pentagon to lay a wreath in a ceremony commemorating the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The Department of Homeland Security was created in response to the 9/11 attacks. The Coast Guard and the Secret Service were placed within the department. The massive reorganization was designed to promote sharing of information within the department and among other law enforcement agencies.

A group for military families expressed outrage that the training exercise was held near the Pentagon at the same time families of those who died during the Sept. 11 attacks had gathered there for a memorial.

"September 11th is a day to remember the loss of 2,973 innocent victims in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon; not a day to create an unnecessary panic near a terrorist's target," Military Families United said in a statement.

Earlier, President Obama, observing his first Sept. 11 as president, had signed an order declaring it a day of service. He had first lady Michelle Obama marked a moment of silence outside the White House as a bugler played taps.

The president said the nation came together after the attacks, "united not only in our grief but in our resolve to stand up for the country we love."

In late April, a huge presidential passenger jet and two F-16 fighter planes whizzed past the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan financial district as part of a photo shoot, sending panicked office workers streaming into the streets and evoking memories of 9/11.

After that incident, Obama said it was a mistake and promised it would not happen again. The director of the White House's military office resigned after the incident.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Revolution 9/9/09 [extras]

It would seem that on 9.9.9 everything old is new again, and "Space is the Place"...released today is the trailer for a remake of Ed Wood Jr.'s seminal space trash epic "Plan 9 from Outer Space". Although the film doesn't officially begin shooting until next year, director John Johnson presents his trailer to mark the 50th Anniversary. Oddly Plan 9 was released in July of 1959...making the remakes rushed and yet belated trailer debut of 9/9/09 quite interesting. There is actually one other Plan 9 remake in the works as well...[trailer linked below]

I won't be going into lengthy synchromystic ramblings about the numerous space/alien related news stories, and entertainment vehicles of the 3rd Kind that have been circulating prior to today's matching 9's...they are all worthy to note, and have been touched upon by other blogs prior to now. For a step back, I would be looking at the Japanese Anime', "Galaxy Express 999" & TV's "Space 1999".

A little taste from Space 1999's first episode according to wikipedia: "In the pilot, nuclear waste from Earth stored on the moon explodes in a catastrophic accident on September 13, 1999, knocking the moon out of its orbit and sending it and the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha hurtling uncontrollably into outer space."

I leave you with a blast from my past...999 doing "Emergency" [aka 911]

Revolution 9/9/09

Magritte's "Son of Man" 1964


The association of the number nine with The Beatles, and particularly John Lennon, has been undeniably obvious through the years. Once again it seems the number nine is being employed to play yet another role in the history of the Beatles.

On September 9, 2009 (09/09/09), Apple/EMI Records, on behalf of the surviving Beatles, will release its digitally re-mastered Beatles catalog as well as its "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game. One person who dismisses the idea of the forthcoming release date of 09/09/09 as a mere marketing ploy is Joseph Niezgoda, author of the recently published book The Lennon Prophecy, a chapter of which is devoted particularly to John Lennon's association with the number nine.

"I truly believe this is another clue that plays into a lot of Beatle and John Lennon mythology," said Niezgoda. "The association of the number nine with The Beatles, and more particularly with John Lennon, has been undeniably obvious throughout the years, a fact which did not escape Lennon himself, nor those close to him and his many biographers. John had a fascination with numerology and particularly the number nine, reflected in his songs Revolution 9, #9 Dream and One After 909. Dealing with the devil is the major theme of The Lennon Prophecy and if you invert 09/09/09, it is 06/06/06 or "666" which is the sign of the devil."

"It was Lennon himself who once proclaimed "There are no coincidences!" and I most certainly concur," add Niezgoda.

In The Lennon Prophecy Niezgoda offers a new interpretation of the hidden messages and symbols that have ornamented Beatles mythology for years and offers the view that Lennon joined historical figures such as Mississippi "Crossroads" blues guitarist Robert Johnson, Dr. Johann Faust, Pope Slyvester among others who entered into a pact with the devil to exchange their souls for earthly successes.

Niezgoda dissects and examines the Beatles' and Lennon's recordings and album artwork and follows a fascinating and unique trail of sorcery, mysticism, numerology, backwards masking, anagrams and literary and theological writings to explain his conclusions. The Lennon Prophecy puts forth the theory that a 20-year-old Lennon, so disillusioned with a life of sadness and disappointment where he was abandoned by his father and stricken with the death of his mother, entered into a deal with the devil to achieve fame and fortune!

Niezgoda puts forth that a 20-year pact began in December of 1960, shortly before a night when Beatlemania first struck audiences on December 27, 1960 when the Fab Four played at Town Hall Ballroom in Litherland, England. During that performance, as Niezgoda reports, "The Beatles evoked a response noticeably different from anything in their past." From there, the Beatles inexplicably shot immediately to global fame never seen before or since. The 20-year pact came to its tragic conclusion on December 8, 1980, when Mark David Chapman, who testified he was possessed by demons, fulfilled the end of the contract by murdering Lennon outside of his apartment at The Dakota in New York City.

Clues foretelling the death of Lennon are revealed in album covers such as Rubber Soul, Yesterday and Today, A Collection of Beatles Oldies, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Yellow Submarine, Magical Mystery Tour, Abbey Road as well as Lennon solo albums Imagine and Walls and Bridges. Songs that also reveal the mysterious prediction of death and connections to the devil include "Tomorrow Never Knows," "I Am The Walrus," "Come Together," "One After 909," "Let It Be," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and "Revolution No. 9," which Niezgoda reveals is in itself a step-by-step preview of his actual assassination.

The video for the biggest hit off Lennon's last album "(Just Like) Starting Over" also reveals an intriguing clue that brings the literary world of James Joyce in the myriad of clues.Lennon's alleged anti-Christian behavior as well as famous declaration that the Beatles were "Bigger than Jesus" are also presented as evidence of a possible pact. Niezgoda also dispels the "Paul-is-Dead" mythology that theorized that the Beatles inserted clues in their songs how Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash.

In The Lennon Prophecy, Niezgoda also outlines the many significant events in the life of Lennon, including dates, times, places, and birthdays- which either directly or by digit summary equal the recurring total of nine. For instance: Lennon was born on the 9th of the month, at 6:30 (6+3=9) am; he lived at number 9 Newcastle Rd. as a child; Beatles manager Brian Epstein first saw the Beatles play on the 9th of November 1961; George Martin agreed to sign the Beatles to EMI on the 9th of May, 1962, and saw them play for the first time on the 9th of November; their first single entered the chart on the 27th (2+7=9) of December, 1962; The Beatles first tour topping the bill began on the 18th (1+8=9) of May, 1963; their first U.S television appearance was on February 9th, 1964; Lennon's first book was published on the 27th (2+7=9) of April, 1964; Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time on November the 9th, 1966; on the 27th (2+7=9) of January 1967, the Beatles renewed their!

EMI contract for a further nine years; Brian Epstein was found dead on the 27th (2+7=9) of August, 1967; Apple Publishing was formed on the 27th (2+7=9) of September, 1967; John's only solo film appearance in How I Won The War premiered on the 18th (1+8=9) of October 1967; the arrest for cannabis which prompted Lennon's American immigration dilemmas occurred on October the 18th (1+8=9), 1968; Lennon was assassinated approximately nine years after he left England for the last time, moving to New York where he lived in apartment number 72 of The Dakota building (7+2=9) on 72nd (7+2=9) street; his second son Sean was born on the 9th of October, 1975; The Beatles legal partnership was officially dissolved on January the 9th, 1976; Lennon was pronounced dead in 1980 (1+9+8+0=9) at 11:07pm (1+1+7=9), in the early hours of the 9th day in his birthplace, Liverpool England.

September 09, 2009 also marks the 38-year anniversary of the release of Lennon's signature solo album "Imagine."

For more insights into the significance of todays date 9/9/09, I recommend looking at the work of Goro Adachai found here:

Also of note today:
Apple to make major tech announcement
President Obama to speak on health care reform.

Shane Acker's "9"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pigs in Zen

Posted: September 01, 2009
9:11 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

A "pandemic response bill" currently making its way through the Massachusetts state legislature would allow authorities to forcefully quarantine citizens in the event of a health emergency, compel health providers to vaccinate citizens, authorize forceful entry into private dwellings and destruction of citizen property and impose fines on citizens for noncompliance.

If citizens refuse to comply with isolation or quarantine orders in the event of a health emergency, they may be imprisoned for up to 30 days and fined $1,000 per day that the violation continues.

"Pandemic Response Bill" 2028 was passed by the Massachusetts state Senate on April 28 and is now awaiting approval in the House.

As stated in the bill, upon declaration by the governor that an emergency exists that is considered detrimental to public health or upon declaration of a state of emergency, a local public health authority, with approval of the commissioner, may exercise the following authorities (emphasis added):

  • to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises;
  • to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility, and to allow the reopening of the building or facility when the danger has ended;
  • to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material;
  • to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;
  • to require a health care facility to provide services or the use of its facility, or to transfer the management and supervision of the health care facility to the department or to a local public health authority;
  • to control ingress to and egress from any stricken or threatened public area, and the movement of persons and materials within the area;
  • to adopt and enforce measures to provide for the safe disposal of infectious waste and human remains, provided that religious, cultural, family, and individual beliefs of the deceased person shall be followed to the extent possible when disposing of human remains, whenever that may be done without endangering the public health;
  • to procure, take immediate possession from any source, store, or distribute any anti-toxins, serums, vaccines, immunizing agents, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical agents or medical supplies located within the commonwealth as may be necessary to respond to the emergency;
  • to require in-state health care providers to assist in the performance of vaccination, treatment, examination, or testing of any individual as a condition of licensure, authorization, or the ability to continue to function as a health care provider in the commonwealth;
  • to waive the commonwealth's licensing requirements for health care professionals with a valid license from another state in the United States or whose professional training would otherwise qualify them for an appropriate professional license in the commonwealth;
  • to allow for the dispensing of controlled substance by appropriate personnel consistent with federal statutes as necessary for the prevention or treatment of illness;
  • to authorize the chief medical examiner to appoint and prescribe the duties of such emergency assistant medical examiners as may be required for the proper performance of the duties of office;
  • to collect specimens and perform tests on any animal, living or deceased;
  • to exercise authority under sections 95 and 96 of chapter 111;
  • to care for any emerging mental health or crisis counseling needs that individuals may exhibit, with the consent of the individuals
State and local agencies responding to the public health emergency would be required to exercise their powers over transportation routes, communication devices, carriers, public utilities, fuels, food, clothing and shelter, according to the legislation.

Local public health authorities will be required to keep records of reports containing the name and location of all people who have been reported, their disease, injury, or health condition and the name of the person reporting the case. In addition, citizens may be subject to "involuntary transportation."

Line 341 of the bill states, "Law enforcement authorities, upon order of the commissioner or his agent or at the request of a local public health authority pursuant to such order, shall assist emergency medical technicians or other appropriate medical personnel in the involuntary transportation of such person to the tuberculosis treatment center. No law enforcement authority or medical personnel shall be held criminally or civilly liable as a result of an act or omission carried out in good faith in reliance on said order."

The article continues with information regarding vaccinations and how they are handled under the proposed Mass. law. To read further follow the link provided [here].

A blank document from the Iowa Department of Public Health has been discovered online, designed to be filled in with the name of an H1N1 virus victim who is required to relocate from his or her home to a quarantine facility.

The form, which began appearing Aug 31 in e-mails and on the Internet, has concerned a confused public already swimming in conflicting reports about the severity of the swine flu and intrusive government measures that many fear may be taken if the disease becomes a pandemic.

The Iowa document, which WND confirmed with state officials is authentic, has done little to calm the public's fears.

"The Iowa Department of Public Health has determined that you have had contact with a person with Novel Influenza A H1N1," the form reads. "The Department has determined that it is necessary to quarantine your movement to a specific facility to prevent further spread of this disease.

"The Department has determined that quarantine in your home and other less restrictive alternatives are not acceptable," the document continues, before listing mandatory provisions of compliance with relocation to a quarantine facility.

According to the CDC, the following states have implemented legal actions in response to the H1N1 virus:

Florida – the Florida surgeon general suspended distribution permit requirements Florida statutes to allow wholesale distribution of Tamiflu and Relenza. The state has also distributed a series of blank quarantine order forms, including a voluntary home quarantine agreement, a quarantine to residence order, a quarantine to residence order (non-compliance), a quarantine to facility order, quarantine detention order, quarantine of facility order, building quarantine closure order and area quarantine closure order.

Iowa – In addition to the facility quarantine order listed above, Iowa has also made available forms for voluntary home confinement, home quarantine and home isolation.

Massachusetts – Massachusetts lists its own procedures for isolation and quarantine.

North Carolina – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a draft isolation order that would provide for imprisonment for up to two years and pretrial detention without bail for any citizen who fails to comply with an isolation order.

Washington – Washington grants authority to local health officers to issue emergency detention orders causing citizens to be immediately and involuntarily isolated or quarantined for up to 10 days.

In addition, governors and health commissioners in the following states have declared a state of emergency since April following concerns about the H1N1 virus: California, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.