137

137.

That is the reported IQ of Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán, who once again managed to escape from a Mexican federal prison, in what it has become the biggest of a looooong chain of blunders for this administration.

It is also said Guzmán only went 3 years to school. He had trouble writing his own name, and he didn't like to read.

3 years.

To me the real tragedy is not that this dangerous drug lord is walking on the streets of Mexico again. The REAL tragedy is that a man with a 137 IQ wasn't given the opportunity of a proper education, and could find no other way to put his intelligence to use than in trafficking.

That is the tragedy, and the waste.

Fudging the Polio Numbers

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/07/the-...

"In reality, the charade was continuing right on schedule: Of the ‘35,000 cases of polio reported on average in the late 1940s and early 1950s, only 15,000 were paralytic – the reduction to 2,500 cases of paralytic polio in 1957, and the complete disappearance of all the non-paralytic cases, was a direct result of the diagnostic changes. It’s smoke ‘n mirrors."

Exploring an alternate future reality...

We just released gameplay footage for our latest foray into our alternate reality game inspired hard science fiction videogame: Consortium: The Tower Prophecy.

I think many Grailers may dig this!

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Those Bright Spots on Ceres: They Might Be An Alien Resort.

Everyone wonders what are those bright spots on Ceres. Perhaps we are about to find out for sure. Here is one possibility:

http://freeadviceman.blogspot.co.uk/2015...

Studi Ghibli's Potential Swansong Has Me Crying from the Trailer

Need a good kick in the heart? Here is the latest, and possibly last, great film from Studio Ghibli, "When Marnie Was Here" released May 22, 2015:

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The truth about who Marnie actually is will blow your brain out the back of your head. I won't ruin it for anyone though. Here is a review courtesy of Matthew Parkinson of The Escapist Magazine:

Quote:

After Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement, it was declared that Studio Ghibli would be taking a hiatus following the release of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There. That hiatus had been reported as short, long, or indefinite, with many speculating that the latter of those two films could be the final entry in the Ghibli œuvre. Well, if that winds up being the case, the studio's punctuation mark is a strong one.

The story being told here is that of 12-year-old Anna (voice of Sara Takatsuki in Japanese, Hailee Steinfeld in English), a schoolyard loner who suffers from asthma and maybe depression. She has an attack and is ordered by doctors to spend the summer with relatives in the countryside under the belief that the clean air will do her some good. She spends her time sketching, eating delicious food, and playing with Marnie (Kasumi Arimura/Kiernan Shipka).
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Who exactly is Marnie? That's for you to find out. Maybe she's real. Maybe she's a ghost. Maybe she's a dream. She certainly has qualities of all three. Anna and Marnie go through several events together, always at nighttime, over the course of the film. During the day, we explore the volatility of Anna's emotions. It plays out somewhat like a mystery - unfortunately complete with the expository "wrap everything up" monologue at the end - somewhat like a coming-of-age story, and also as just a series of events in which two girls learn about each other and become friends. It's genuinely sweet, and just a slight bit sad.

It's also incredibly slow-paced. That's not a problem, but a description. Some people can't handle these types of movies. Anna's story unfolds at a meticulous pace. We are slowly granted access into her mind as the story progresses. Often times, very little happens; the key is to study the faces of the characters, with the hand-drawn animation providing ample details even without dialogue. One of the more intriguing characters in the film only has a couple of lines. Everyone we meet is interesting and feels fleshed out, and it's because of the slow pace that this happens.

For the full review go here:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles...

Once I see the movie I may post a review of my own, if I can get through it without going through ten boxes of tissues (I know, I'm a sap but it's touching).

So glad TDG marches on...

I've been coming here for well over 8 years now and I still come here everyday for some of the most interesting and useful news there is.

Well done to everyone who has contributed to this site, keep on keeping on.

We're still chugging away at our alternate reality sci-fi universe stuff as well...we actually have a pretty cool release happening in a few days, can't wait to share it all with you!

The Infinite Mystery of Light!

As many here know, this is The International Year of Light. I recently wrote about Light ( as in Photons, Electromagnetic Waves and Rays ) and my article has also been published at OMNI-Reboot.

Please read more here:

https://omnireboot.com/2015/infinite-mys...

Greece, China and YOUR LIFE! Saving The EU is The Only Way To Save THE WORLD! Do it NOW!

You can read my whole article about this most urgent matter here;

http://freeadviceman.blogspot.co.uk/2015...

It does connect to matters Esoteric! Because there is a mysterious connection between Greece and China going back to Ancient Times, and also to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.

A brilliant mind

"You can cut down the last tree or poison the last river, but then know that you cannot eat money!"

Finland's second largest university starts an interesting case study

A few hours ago the biggest newspaper in Finland, Helsingin Sanomat, reported that the Finnish Academy had issued a 900000 € (1,018 million USD) grant for a professor at the second largest university in Finland, the University of Turku.

Marja-Liisa Honkasalo, Professor of Culture, Health and Well Being at the University of Turku, will start a four year case studying the structure of human mind through paranormal experiences. The bottom line of the study is to discover if experiencing paranormal phenomenon is actually completely normal or natural for a human mind.

It is interesting also to note that the Finnish Academy has funded several other case studies regarding paranormal phenomena over the years.

Here is the original story, sorry, only in Finnish: http://www.hs.fi/elama/a1434507786828