Fire ants may have met their match


The U.S. government is seeking commercial partners to develop the SINV-1 virus into a pesticide to control fire ants.

Imported red fire ants have plagued farmers, ranchers and others for decades. Now the reviled pests are facing a bug of their own.

Researchers have pinpointed a naturally occurring virus that kills the ants, which arrived in the U.S. in the 1930s and now cause $6 billion in damage annually nationwide, including about $1.2 billion in Texas.

The virus caught the attention of U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers in Florida in 2002. The agency is now seeking commercial partners to develop the virus into a pesticide to control fire ants.

Hey, I've got an idea...let's release a virus into the wild. What's the worst that could happen?

Uncovering A Conspiracy

This link is to a movie that shows in detail the shielding of known criminal activity within the Catholic Church. On a personal note I noticed that it recieved a 100% rating, that is something that you don't see too often on this site. I have not yet found a copy of this movie to watch but I'm keeping the local video store on the look out for it. I look forward to seeing how this turns out. I had not seen any previews on it prior to noticing the release on the Rotten Tomatoes website. If anyone has seen it, please post your thoughts. Thanks, Pam

Giza Pyramids

This time last year I visited the Pyramids at Giza, and after reading the article by Zawi Hawass I found myself agreeing with him, I was so disapointed in the way it's handled. Buses everywhere plastic bags rubbish and nowhere to put the constant plastic bottles which have to be taken with you, the place is being desecrated it's such a shame. I went into the second pyramid with people being herded in like cattle it's not only dangerous but must be having a bad effect on the entire area. Such a shame. Cairo is spread right up to the Sphinx.

Deniers of Global Warming

As a friend of mine put it, the credentials attached to the names of some of the scientists who deny any human fault in Global Warming is so impressive, it just begs an audience. The National Post in Canada is running a series of articles on these inconvenient prophets, with a summary of nineteen articles listed on

Makes me wonder how long it will be before the EU passes laws to hush the climate change policy critics ...

Plus Ultra Podcast Episode I- Interview with Peter Levenda

Introducing Plus Ultra, “the Podcast for the Odd Cast”, with your host, Tracy R. Twyman.

Scientia, Historia, Ars, Politica, Occulto

There is More Beyond


Feature Interview: Peter Levenda, author of the three-part series, Sinister Forces, as well as Unholy Alliance: A History of the Nazi Involvement With the Occult; translator of the Necronomicon

Contribution: Kevin Leon Thompson of IAO Society for the Exploration of Esoteric Science

Theme and Bumper Music by: Kevin Leon Thompson

Also includes: “Cease to Exist” by Charles Manson

Plus Ultra Coat of Arms Designed by: Brian Albert


Rosettagrams / Where’s My Jewerly: The Legends of Mary Mary Magdalen Medal
The Green Aquarium:  Aquatic Plants

Book by Tracy R. Twyman on Dragon Key Press, including:

Solomon’s Treasure: The Magic and Mystery of America’s Money
The Merovingian Mythos and the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau
The Arcadian Mystique: The Best of Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine

Greylodge Podcasts is featuring a download/stream of Plus Ultra Podcast as well.

The second half of the Peter Levenda interview conducted by Tracy Twyman is coming next week.

Interview with Psychic Reader

An interesting interview with DeAna - a psychic reader from UK at Interview with psychic reader DeAna

Psi Experiment #3 launched is proud to announce the launch of its third Psi Experiment. In this experiment, several measures were taken to make the results of this experiment more credible, after the experiment design issues of the first two were taken into account.

In this experiment you’ll be shown with a photograph of a random playing card on a table and you’ll need to answer which color is the card’s suit – red or black. You can see it as a simple game.

Each time you play this game, the computer reshuffles the cards and you’re presented with another photograph of another card. So, you can play as long as you want. After each 20 trials, you’ll be immediately able to see the statistics of your trials.

So, don’t wait and go to Third Psi Experiment.

The Illumination Project interviews Jeff Meldrum, Paul Cropper and others

The first episode of the long awaited sister show to the Mysterious Universe podcast has launched.

The Illumination Project interviews experts, researchers, believers and skeptics in the fields of research we have come to call "paranormal".

The opening episode is a Sasquatch special with four amazing guests: Jeff Meldrum, Paul Cropper, Kewaunee lapseritis and Robert Boston.

The show's website can be found at

Its sister podcast, Mysterious Universe, can be found at

Happy Listening!

'Da Vinci' church reveals secret code

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A Scottish church which featured in the bestselling novel "The Da Vinci Code" has revealed another mystery hidden in secret code for almost 600 years.

A father and son who became fascinated by symbols carved into the chapel's arches say they have deciphered a musical score encrypted in them.

Full article HERE

Down on the pharm

A new breed of genetically modified crops could provide cheap drugs and vaccines for the developing world. Only one problem: what if they get into the food chain? Environment correspondent David Adam reports on 'pharming', the new GM front line

Down on the pharm