News Briefs 12-04-2011

Ok, NOW can I start to get scared?

  • Unknown son of Maya ruler Pakal --of Ancient Astronauts fame-- identified by Mexican archeologists.
  • 3000 dolphins have died off the coasts of Peru. New evidence suggests pollution is to blame, and not 'sonic blast' caused by oil exploration.
  • US sues Apple over e-book prices. And so it begins...
  • iNception: Richard Wiseman launches app to manipulate dreams.
  • Inside the Matrix: The NSA is building a giant spying center right in the heart of Mormon country. Big Love & Big Brother become neighbors.
  • Mysterious Universe interviews Dr. L. Suzanne Gordon to discuss her NDE research.
  • There's something in the wooden cabinet: A visit to Nick Redfern's home --notice how he *never* shows the room where he keeps his pack of type-writing monkeys.
  • Loren Coleman writes a detailed account of the famous Snowman track photographs from 1951.
  • Shambhala: The mythical kingdom of the Himalayas.
  • Guillermo Del Toro disguises Toronto into a monster-struck Japanese city.
  • Nasa's alien contact scenario was practically written by Klaatu.
  • Why the South Korea UFO video is probably fake.
  • Getting rid of space junk is a job for... the Big Bad Wolf?
  • Elon Musk talks about Mars colonization on The Daily Show, tries hard to convince Jon Stewart he's not a super-villain.
  • James Cameron explains his next plans with the DeepSea Challenger.
  • Red pill of the day: Man builds replica of Titanic... in his garden shed. Will he hire the neighborhood kids to rock the shed back and forth?

Thanks to Rick & Mr. Richter.

Quote of the Day:

"We do not err because Truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable."

~Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Inannawhimsey's picture
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The weird definitely has gone pro :3

(when various things like Psi, NDEs, the location of Jimmy Hoffa's bod are mainstream, what room is there for the weird? It's all weird)

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What happens when the weird becomes the norm rather than the exception?

Will paying your taxes become the new hot Larp? ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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"It's a strange world. Let's keep it that way."

--Warren Ellis' Planetary

:3

Yanno what's funny? Years before CSICOP changed their name to CSI (and their cons to CSICON), robert anton wilson and some others formed the CSICON, the Committee for Surrealist Investigations of Claims of the Normal.

He has this riff in one of his books where he goes on aboot Normal/Average being invented by Francis Galton who, among other things, popularized eugenics & statistics.

RAW has a quote that is perfect for the Crazy Years we are living in I think

“There are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven't noticed already.”

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That's exactly why I feel TV programs like The Daily Show & Colbert Report give the viewer a more accurate image of what's really going on with the world, than the 'serious' news outlets.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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link leads to 404 error for space junk wolf. please fix :)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Fixxored :)

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See video

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

cnnek's picture
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Red Pill,

The are many views of Shambhala which has many names. The fact is that the name isn't important. Japan is my home. In 26 plus years in Japan, I've learned that importance is meaningless. But instead, function is central to everything. It is the function of Shambhala, or whatever you want to call it, that is important. Furthermore, if you are really ready to find Shambhala, it will find you.

What do you think?

cnnek

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The way I see it, Shambhala serves as a symbol of the perfect human community. A place where all conflict has been resolved and peace and harmony reign supreme.

It's a bit like Camelot, although in the Arturic legends that perfect golden age lasted very briefly, like everything humans do --that's why we probably see the denizens of Shambhala as 'ascended beings' who are above the human condition.

In America there are similar stories about other perfect kingdoms, like El Dorado, and Paititi.

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Red Pill,

It's an example for individuals and groups to aspire to attain. To attain Shambhala, individuals have to attain shambhala within themselves and then Shambhala will find them.

Shambhala's Function is to be an Example that individuals and groups can aspire to attain.

What do you think?

cnnek

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An unattainable example; but then again, if you aim for Shambhala and you only end up with Utopia, then that doesn't sound like a pretty big failure to me ;)

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Red Pill,

Even though it may not seem so, in Asian Philosophy, everything has function in one sense or another.

What do you think?

cnnek

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You know, the UFO phenomenon might just be a new re-packaging of the Shambhala meme, and its function might be the same: to make us dream of a better tomorrow.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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