Radio 21-07-2004

Once again, what's happening on alternative radio this week:

Jeff Rense Show: Monday night Jeff talks to Craig Griffin about the gold market and Don Schmitt & Tom Carey regarding the Roswell Dig Diaries. Tuesday Ralph Schoenman & Mya Shone comment on the Mid-East on the edge, while Wednesday is regular Dr. Lorraine Day. Thursday David Martin discusses the murder of James Forrestal and Friday night's guests are Brad Steiger and Shawn McCullough. Saturday as usual is best of Rense.

Coast to Coast AM: On Monday twins Earlene Carr and Shurlene Wallace discuss their alien abduction experience, Tuesday Mark Pinkham talks about the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail, Wednesday Jonathan Goldman discusses healing with sound, and Thursday Father Andrew Wingate chats about his messages of prophecy which have come to pass.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the respective websites.

News Briefs 20-09-2004

Sorry the news is very light today. Events have conspired to deny me the time for a longer news.

  • Ether - a null result, or an anulled result?
  • A newly discovered ancient tomb?
  • DNA study reveals a Phoenician-Maltese link.
  • How ancient Sinhala Brahmi numerals were invented.
  • Body clocks hinder space travel.
  • Utah holds secrets of ancient civilisation.
  • Genes expose secrets of sex on the side.
  • Should history recant itself?
  • Saturn's Translucent Rings.
  • 1918 killer flu virus to be tested in UW lab.
  • Government Insider Says Bush
    Authorized 911 Attacks.
  • Pre-emptive strike on Iran on the cards?
  • Space: the path not taken.
  • China's GM trees get lost in bureaucracy.

Quote of the Day:

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.

William Shakespeare

News Briefs 17-09-2004

Cruising into the weekend with The Daily Grail news ..............

  • Volcanic rocks from China reveal the date of the Permian extinction, plus another possible cause for it.
  • Our ancestors began walking upright 3.8-million years ago, but we weren't the first to do so.
  • Ramses II suffered from arthritis.
  • Peru’s pipeline project turns up treasures.
  • Pre-Inca ruins are emerging from Peru's cloud forests.
  • An Australian Aboriginal delegation will travel to Sweden this month to repatriate ancestral remains, that were taken from Australia by a Swedish explorer in the early 1900's.
  • How the Han Chinese became the world's biggest tribe.
  • Plans for the Stonehenge centre are unveiled.
  • The World Bank gives Peru a loan to protect Machu Picchu.
  • The traveling-wave thermoacoustic electric generator has the potential to power space probes to the furthest reaches of the Universe.
  • Mad Hal named 'top sci-fi moment'.
  • A cool summer gives global warmers the freeze.
  • Both West Nile virus and Malaria might have been eradicated with DDT had it not been for junk science. Just think what we could do with global warming.
  • Hurricanes, global warming and scientists: A volatile stew.
  • There are plants that play music.
  • A former collegiate tennis player is attempting to prove that shape-shifting robots can get a move on.
  • St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church was destroyed by an explosion leaving an undamaged statue of the Virgin Mary. Hundreds flock.
  • What if you were making a movie about a director making a movie about the Loch Ness Monster and things began to get weird?
  • Rumors of Bigfoot's demise are greatly exaggerated.
  • Does a giant poisonous worm that kills with the power of electricity live beneath the sands of the Gobi? Are you sure?
  • The RAEL and three Raelians in the next Playboy issue! Maybe that makes sense if one thinks about it for a time.
  • A couple are set to tie the knot in Scotland’s first legal Wicca (white witchcraft) witch wedding. Now say that real fast.
  • A Pennsylvanian (USA) man home-schools his kids to protect them from witches he says live nearby.
  • Stress is the trigger of the supernatural human. Or a heart attack.
  • Harry Potter stories not so innocent.
  • A big-budget German film about the last days of Adolph Hitler has dared to shatter a lingering taboo about history's greatest monster -- portraying him as human.
  • The human body can heal dementia itself. That's cool.
  • Snakes challenge the nature vs. nurture debate.
  • Tibetan mothers have provided anthropologists with living examples of ongoing human evolution.
  • Who needs evolution? High-Tech hearing bypasses ears.
  • Big Brother is always watching in Britain. Good thing?
  • After the recent terrorist act in Beslan, there's firearm fever in Russia. I don't think there's an NRA chapter in Russia.
  • A man-made rainforest that should have taken millennia to evolve has baffled scientists by springing up in just 150-years. Baffled looks good on some scientists.
  • Renowned 17th-century Dutch artist Rembrandt may have been cross-eyed.
  • A Las Vegas-based magician who was mauled and dragged from the stage by his white tiger said in that the animal was actually trying to help him.
  • The Freedom Tower, the 1776-foot skyscraper set to occupy the site of the World Trade Center, will be a Green Giant. It's hard to keep a good man down.
  • A radical Antarctic telescope with 16-m diameter mirrors would far outperform the Hubble Space Telescope at a fraction of the cost. Sounds like a plan.
  • Astronomers peek inside a neutron star.
  • People on Mars is possible in 20 to 30 years.
  • A laser that can beam data from Mars to Earth at 10-times the rate of current radio links will be flown to the Red Planet .
  • The Red Planet's wet climate lasted for ages.
  • China's space program seeks approval for a new-generation rocket.
  • A glimpse at swollen stars hint at the Earth's demise.
  • Is the Moon the Saudi Arabia of the 21st Century?

Quote of the Day:

I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, And if by chance, we find each other, it's beautiful. If not, it can't be helped.

The Gestalt Prayer, Fritz Perls

Radio 17-09-2004

Radio schedules for the second half of the week:

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week on Dreamland Whitley Strieber talks to researcher William Henry, who says he has discovered how the ancients travelled through space and time using 'wormholes'.

Coast to Coast AM: Friday night sees volcanologist Robert "R.B." Trombley , Ph.D. discussing Yellowstone and his eruption forecasting software, followed by open lines. Art Bell then steps in for the weekend, on Saturday his guest is Will Thomas who will share new information on chemtrails and recent weather modification such as done by US Air Force planes, while on Sunday after-death researcher Jeff Long discusses the NDE of Vicki Noratuk.

More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free.

Phenomena 16-09-2004

A quick summary of the updates to the Phenomena website over the past week. Some diverse content here:

  • Nick Redfern looks back on the awesome legacy of Charles Fort.
  • Richard Freeman searches for the Hairy Men of Tien Shan. Hairy men...not a long way up on my to do list I'm afraid.
  • Randall Fitzgerald looks to heal ye (and get thee behind me you Satanic puppy) with the Elixir of Life.
  • Adrian Gilbert reviews Frances Pryor’s TV documentary "Britain AD."

    Also on site are the daily news briefs and assorted other articles, so plenty to browse through.
  • News Briefs 16-09-04

    Here is the news. Today we have genetics, super weapons, aliens, climate change and more. I picked the Vonnegut quote because of the recent discussions on TDG about the supposedly approaching "singularity". Many predictions have been made before about world-shattering events that haven't borne millenialist fruit.

    • The effort to map the Human Genome has hit the halfway map.
    • The President of the Royal Society says Britain needs more nuclear power stations.
    • Genetically modified bio-superweapons: the very next subject for a technothriller novel with a Greek letter in the title.
    • Some time ago, TDG reported on an unexploded nuclear bomb off the Georgia USA coast. Well, someone found it, and it's radioactive.
    • I firmly believe in lifelong education, as do the Indians who have set up a school to teach the Kama Sutra.
    • Who wants to live forever? A new study on longevity is launched.
    • An attempt to provide low-cost space launches has turns out to not be quite so low cost after all.
    • A new species of dinosaur with an unusual hip structure reinforces the evolutionary link to birds.
    • Seth Shostak, senior SETI astonomer, describes the procedures if ever E.T. does phone.
    • A Cuban rancher claims to have bred a family pet that pays it's way - a waist high cow.
    • Super-Earths- the next step in planet finding.
    • Yet another black panther is spotted in England.
    • Paint it black: NASA transfers the X-37 hypersonic scramjet plane to DARPA.
    • In Iceland, a WWII bomber is slowly emerging from a melting glacier.
    • DNA tests prove that an Indian people are the decendants of a lost tribe of Israel.
    • Ghostly footprints have been seen at a London haunted house.
    • A sceptic in Southern England has a close encounter with a UFO. This is the second local sighting this week; a shiny cylindrical UFO was seen near Aldershot Army base at the weekend.
    • Ancient Egyptians lavished as much care on animal mummies as on humans. (Remarkably, this story doesn't mention The Illustrious Egyptian at all.)
    • Experts still disagree on Global Warming's effect on severe weather such as hurricanes. If there is any doubt, can we afford to be complacent?
    • Men may land on Mars within 30 years if NASA can find water there.
    • Science goes to the top of the US Election agenda as both candidates answer identical questions on scientific issues.
    • The Federation of American Scientists, that most excellent organisation, on the difficulties of cleaning up after a "dirty" bomb.
    • Birds could soon go the way of their dino cousins? One eigth of all bird species are already in danger of extinction.
    • Can curses really kill?

    Quote of the Day:

    "If all had gone the way a lot of people thought it would, Jesus Christ would have been among us again, and the American flag would have been planted on Venus and Mars."

    Kurt Vonnegut

    Abductions and Aliens

    The website of the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) has been updated with the addition of two interesting (and quite long) essays related to the question of alien life. The first is titled "Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture" (PDF file), and despite the incomprehensibility of that introduction proves to be a very interesting discussion of the need to stop imposing human qualities on possible alien races.

    The second is more related to abductions than aliens, contemplating the similarities that both 'alien abduction' and 'satanic ritual abuse' groups have to novel religious movements (NRMs). This piece, written by professor of sociology Christopher D. Bader, got quite a bit of news coverage a couple of weeks ago when he released his findings. The essay is titled "Supernatural Support Groups: Who are the UFO Abductees and Ritual Abuse Survivors?"

    News Briefs 15-09-2004

    I've been here before but I can't quite place it. Post your thoughts.

    • Voynich man Rugg is gunning for Academia.
    • Jesus of the East.
    • Incan capital looked to heavenly puma.
    • The Slacker's new bible.
    • Deja Vu: If it all seems familiar there may be a reason. Three types of Deja Vu.
    • China's mummy mystery.
    • Ancient graves uncovered at pit.
    • Hurricane 2004: Amateur cures run from giant fans to nuclear warheads.
    • Rival teams race to snap alien planet.
    • Repetitive strain injury does not and has never existed.
    • Aliens control the media.
    • Man exhumes and eats grandson.
    • According to a tech-officer, the internet is close to collapse.
    • Why weren't the Pentagon 911 in-between frames released?
    • Oriental diet tips for autumn.
    • Stress and lethargic sleep.
    • Waging war on sloppy thinking.
    • Discovery of new biological principle can give better cancer treatment.
    • Earth's mantle can generate methane. More here.
    • Iran's nuclear ambitions.
    • Can chemical environment affect nuclear properties?
    • Indian reinvents the automobile.
    • Teleportation breakthrough could quicken the rise of the quantum computer.
    • What makes humans do the crane dance?
    • Io is shooting tiny volcanic bullets at passing spacecraft.

    Quote of the Day:

    A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.

    P.J. O'Rourke

    Reviewing the Secret Teachings

    I've added a new book review today, on the new "reader's edition" of Manly P. Hall's esoteric classic The Secret Teachings of All Ages (see Amazon US and UK). Many of you are probably familiar with this book, but for those who are not I sincerely recommend adding it to your bookshelf. Even those who are familiar with it may well be interested, as this new paperback edition is much more affordable and compact than the hardcover version. Thanks to Mitch for his help in reviewing this book.

    News Briefs 14-09-2004

    To enhance your viewing experience, I recommend Soundgarden played loudly through a pair of headphones. Well it worked for me anyhow...

    • You may not be Homo sapien for much longer - Linnean naming convention challenged.
    • SETI supremo Seth Shostak takes New Scientist to task for last week's alien message controversy.
    • Reason for Genesis probe crash revealed in exclusive pictures.
    • Forget the Andromeda Strain, think about the Genesis Strain. And soon the sequel, the Stardust Strain? Perhaps do a Lord of the Rings and shoot a trilogy, ending with the Mars Strain. I'm off to begin a script.
    • A new type of calendar for your fridge - all the known near-Earth approaches for the coming 33 years.
    • High strangeness in Canadian cattle corn with Linda Moulton Howe. Hmm, that didn't come out right. Sure does make for some visual imagery though...
    • SpaceShipOne gets an engine upgrade.
    • Report finds that space-based missile interceptors could pose a debris threat.
    • More on using the Moon as a Noah's Ark.
    • Aw, check it out. Saturn's family portrait.
    • Are UFOs the ultimate sky spies?
    • People outside the US will soon see The 4400. What's it all about? Abductions baby, abductions.
    • Didn't y'all know that ET has been visiting in secret for centuries? You would think they could at least impart advanced knowledge of decent song lyrics.
    • And forget the liberal media, or the right-wing media conspiracy. It's the aliens controlling the airwaves. I knew no human could come up with some of that reality television stuff.
    • Randi's weekly attempt to save us from our own ignorance. Thanks dude.
    • Skeptic claims that RSI does not and never did exist.
    • Here's the real science: amateur hurricane-busters suggest giant fans, or nuclear explosions, to divert hurricanes.
    • Mitochondrial DNA clarifies human evolution. There's a few religious groups that could use that clarification.
    • Welcome to the future: Iceland's genetic history for sale.
    • Farmer seeks a home for his seven-legged calf. Lucky Khefre said equine quadreped and not bovine.
    • Remote viewing investigative research censored?
    • Review of the 'remote-viewing movie' Suspect Zero: hitting the big screen like a bug hits a windscreen.
    • Plans for an Iron Age tourist camp in the UK. Gosh, I couldn't think of anywhere I'd rather be...
    • More on the Australian colonisation of the New World story (yes I know that's not technically correct...but I just like saying it).
    • Unearthing the Pacific's Pompeii.
    • An erotic striptease to arouse the Sun God was part of Queen Nefertiti's morning routine. Mmm, now that's some visual imagery. All explained in Joann Fletcher's book The Search for Nefertiti (Amazon US and UK).
    • North Korean blast not a nuclear test. Perhaps they were just moving a hurricane.
    • Cannabis truly helps multiple sclerosis sufferers.
    • Robot spider walks on water. For its encore it changed water into wine. Audience not impressed, "done before" they say.
    • Ghosts are real to more than half of Taiwan's population.
    • How do you sort the miracles from the not-so-miraculous? Have a read of The Miracle Detective by Randall Sullivan (Amazon US and UK).
    • Your ears may look the same, but they are actually quite different.
    • Tsunamis - just one of the hazards of living on Earth.

    Thanks Pam.

    Quote of the Day:

    My fleeting contact with high finance resulted in serious doubts concerning business as it was being conducted. It was apparent that materialism was in complete control of the economic structure, the final objective of which was for the individual to become part of a system providing an economic security at the expense of the human soul, mind, and body.

    Manly P. Hall (1928)