Archives for the month of: June, 2012

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“Over three segments, investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed the mysterious Gobekli Tepe site in Turkey, where she recently conducted field research along with Prof. of Geology, Robert M. Schoch. The excavated site, which has been carbon dated 12,000 years old, contains 30 acres of pillar circles, with around 250 pillars, each weighing 7-10 tons, she detailed. Oddly, the entire site seems to have been intentionally buried about 1,000 years after it was built, and only 5% of the pillars have been uncovered since 1994. The amount of effort to bury the site dwarfs the massive endeavor to originally build it, Schoch commented in a taped interview with Linda. He conjectured that the site’s burial may have been associated with coming Ice Age climate shifts or solar outbursts.

Describing the site as looking like “an alien creation,” Linda pondered whether it might have functioned as a kind of giant machine or tuning fork. She also described some of the bizarre carved creatures on the pillars, as well as eerie totem (see below). One sculpture retrieved from the site labeled “Urfa Man” has haunting black eyes depicted by crystals of obsidian, a sunken chin with no mouth whatsoever, and bears resemblance to some of the Moai heads in Easter Island, thousands of miles away. Interestingly, Schoch noted that the oldest part of the Sphinx may date to a time concurrent with the Gobekli site. For more, see the full Earthfiles reports.

Linda also updated the Baltic Sea mystery about a strange 180-foot-diameter circular structure discovered by Peter Lindstrom’s company devoted to searching for sunken shipwrecks. Lindstrom told her that new sonar and photographic evidence, as well as firsthand divers’ reports indicate there is a ring of stones on top of the large circular structure, which itself rests on a central pillar. The divers were amazed at how many straight lines, and boxed-shaped features they saw on the object, and Lindstrom said it looked like a type of concrete structure such as a bridge foundation, which suggests it’s artificial or man-made. His team plans a return visit in July. More here.”

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The Legend of Boggy Creek is a 1972 docudrama directed by Charles Pierce; the film chronicles accounts of the Fouke Monster, a Sasquatch-like creature that has been seen around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s.  The film is now in the Public Domain.

A film very well known throughout both the Conspiracy community and outside of it, Loose Change: Final Cut is the third version in Dylan Avery‘s Loose Change series.  With David Ray Griffin, of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, as a script consultant, and Alex Jones of InfoWars.com and host of The Alex Jones Show, as executive producer, this film spread very quickly.  The author of this blog definitely believes that this film cuts right through the ‘official story’ of 9/11.

(This article is taken from High Times; we claim no ownership over it, it is purely reposted for educational purposes.)

by Mark Miller

“In the 21st century, it seems U.S. teens increasingly prefer Jack Herer to the Marlboro Man. 2011 marked the first time high school students reported smoking marijuana with greater frequency than cigarettes, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 
In the annual survey entitled Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance(YRBS), 15,425 students from 158 high schools across the nation filled out questionnaires on a variety of sex, drinking, drugs, and other risky behavior-related topics. While 23 percent of students said they had smoked pot at least once in the past thirty days, only 18 percent disclosed they had smoked cigarettes at least one day during that timeframe. Socially acceptable drinking still dwarves smoking pot or tobacco – over 38 percent of students had at least one alcoholic beverage in the past month.

 
The YRBS stats coalesce with the Partnership at Drugfree.org study issued in May that reported in 2011, 27 percent of high school students had smoked pot in the past month. Going deeper into the YRBS tabulations, we find that almost 40 percent (39.9) of high school students have tried pot at least once in their lives, with males trying weed at a higher rate than females and with black and Latino males more likely than white males to have tried cannabis. Of the recent pot smokers, only 5.9 percent of students admitted to getting high on school property in the past month, which may just be the “riskiest behavior” of them all.”

More @ rawstory.com!

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Below are two different videos from Red Ice Radio, interviews with Troy McLachlan; we would tell you more about him, but we’ve included the video descriptions below, so they should explain more.  The first video, comprised of two hours of interview, is called “The Saturn Death Cult: The Polar Configuration”, and the second video, “The Crimes of the Saturn Death Cult”, is one hour.  We hope you enjoy these thought-provoking interviews!

“A British national brought up in New Zealand, Troy McLachlan earned a bachelor’s degree in Asian and American politics before embarking on an advertising and television/film industry career in both New Zealand and later in Hong Kong where he was a resident for fifteen years.  Fascinated by the cosmology of the Electric Universe hypotheses and its ability to provide rational and natural explanations for the mythological record, Troy recognised that a discussion of the model’s implications and their affects on the practises of prevailing occult belief systems was largely missing within Electric Universe literature. Recognising that the god Saturn plays an important role in some of the world’s more deviant esoteric traditions he wrote the website and kindle-book ‘The Saturn Death Cult’ as an attempt to forge a link between the implications of ‘Saturn Theory’ and its detrimental effect on the beliefs of certain Saturnian-based occult groups and agendas. The Saturn Death Cult is an investigation into ancient planetary upheavals that heralded the birth and destruction of a fabled Golden Age. It attempts to trace how, following the demise of this Golden Age, mankind then degenerated into the obsessive pursuit of wealth and power through the perverted horrors of slavery, child sacrifice and mass-murder rituals.”

“Troy McLachlan returns to Red Ice Radio to finish up the program series on “The Saturn Death Cult”. Our focus shifts from the mechanics of the Saturn system and the polar conjunction to the crimes of the Saturn death cult. Troy outlines his theory that explains why today’s frightening sex-murder cults and secret societies are nothing more than a twisted, yet deadly legacy of a time when people yearned for the rebirth of the planet Saturn as our original sun and source of life and light. This is linked to the ancient practice of money lending and the consequences of this practice for today’s international financial crisis. The conclusion is reached that there is a disturbing occult connection to the planet Saturn and its influence over a perceived worldwide collective march towards fulfilling a terrifying elitist agenda of ‘justifiable’ global genocide. “The Saturn Death Cult” discusses the existence of a worldwide malevolent occult culture that is fundamentally flawed to its core by an erroneous understanding of the ritualistic and mythological traditions surrounding the planet and god Saturn. This subsequently casts certain Saturnian-based occult groups and secret societies in a vastly different light where their trans- humanistic agendas are exposed for the fraudulent, yet dangerous nonsense they are – a set of rogue belief systems completely devoid of all legitimacy in their claims and ambitions to seek influence over the affairs of mankind.”

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Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts was a book written by William Cox, Minnesota’s first State Forester and Commissioner of Conservation, in 1910, with wonderful illustrations by Coert du Bois .  While not a book of major historical significance, the author of this blog has known about this book for a few years now, and it is one of our favorite books, one well worth preserving.  “A century after its publication it is impossible to state for certain whether this book was written as a serious field manual to mysterious creatures rumored to haunt the woodlands of America, as an effort to record and preserve the tall tales told by loggers and lumber jacks, or whether it was simply written with tongue firmly in cheek. The whimsical illustrations by Coert Du Bois perfectly complement Cox’s imaginative descriprions. Aside from a single entry fraught with casual racism, this is a fun little book from a more innocent time.”

You can download a free PDF of the book at Google!

*We claim no ownership over this article, we are simply posting it from High Times.com because we agree with it and view it as a very important article on the Cannabis Counterculture.

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Marijuana users are often proud adherents of a counterculture. Indeed, to many in the marijuana using community, they represent THE counterculture. The term goes back to the 1960s, and to many even earlier to the Beat Generation which preceded it. The era of the 60s, and the popular understanding of the counterculture, is often characterized by the social movements that developed around opposition to the Vietnam War, support for civil rights, sexual equality, and sensible care for the environment. An integral aspect of the counterculture, though, is a sense of consciousness that shapes one’s sense of values and personal ethics, a sense that in many respects derives from these historic social movements.

 

The idea, though, was to transform society. Many of the objectives of the counterculture have been achieved, in that many of its values are now mainstream values; particularly when it comes to civil rights, sexual equality, and concern for the environment.

 

Another important objective of the counterculture has always been to achieve the legalization of marijuana. This is another issue that is rapidly gaining widespread support, particularly with respect to the medical use of cannabis. Marijuana’s legalization is now on display in many pilot projects around the country, through both new interest devoted to decriminalization and especially by way of medical cannabis policies adopted in many states. The emergence of medical cannabis dispensaries in many states provides society an opportunity to observe legal cannabis commerce in action, as well as opportunities to experiment with different regulatory approaches, evaluate them, and revise as necessary.

 

When one studies the spread of new ideas and innovations, the importance of trialing and of observing is extremely important, and ultimately influential. Try it out, see how you like it, make a few adjustments – all this help increase your comfort level with the new thing. Whether it’s a gizmo or a public policy, the same factors apply. The same thing holds for being able to actually see its benefits, to observe the new idea in action. The present and emerging changes in state and local level marijuana laws have great historic and practical importance for accelerating progress towards marijuana’s legalization.

 

Advocates and supporters of legalization should be aware, however, that a transformation in marijuana laws also means a transformation in the counterculture. This is no subtle thing; it should be self-conscious and as deliberate and purposeful as the change in the nation’s laws and attitudes about marijuana. This may seem like esoteric sociological hair-splitting, but the counterculture is being transformed into a subculture. It’s a good thing, a sign of progress, and something that should and must be accelerated.

 

A counterculture is a group with values and beliefs that conflict with the dominant and majority values of the culture. A counterculture is usually in opposition to mainstream culture. It’s not always defined by a rejection of the primary culture, but is usually thought of as an alternative or different path from the rest of society. They are not always bad for society; in fact calling attention to contradictions or tensions in a society can help address the need for, or otherwise contribute to, social change. But generally speaking a counterculture is at odds with the dominant culture. And this pretty much describes the community of marijuana legalization supporters over the last several decades.

 

And yet this is changing, and rapidly. Marijuana commerce, by way of medical cannabis reforms and the dispensary phenomenon, is becoming an acceptable and, in some locales, a desirable part of the community. The marijuana community is beginning to be treated by society as a subculture, a group that adds their set of conventions and expectations to the general standards of the dominant culture. A subculture has unique values but also shares the values of the dominant culture. Subcultures influence a person’s life in pervasive ways throughout their life, but not in a manner that is inconsistent with the overall cultural norms of a society.

 

(The distinction between a counterculture and a subculture is Sociology 101, and part of most such college courses. These descriptions are taken directly from a college intro course textbook: Our Social World by Jeanne Ballantine and Keith Roberts.)

 

An examination of the overall strategy of the marijuana reform movement reveals that it is based on this distinction. One of the primary objectives of NORML, the Marijuana Policy Project, and the Drug Policy Alliance is to change the public perception of marijuana users from that of a counterculture to that of a subculture – normal people who simply use marijuana rather than alcohol as a recreational drug and who are responsible, law-abiding, and productive members of society.

 

Embracing this transformation from counterculture to subculture will accelerate transformation of the nation’s marijuana laws. Social reality is constructed. Social change is the result of individual choices, expressed through deed and activity. More debate, more public information, more challenges to prohibition, more involvement in the political system, more contact with legislators at the local, state and national level, more encouragement of friends and colleagues to take a stand on the issue – these are how the reality of marijuana’s legalization will be constructed.

 

Marijuana users are part of this culture, not separate from it. The more they participate in it, the greater their influence. As marijuana users continue to transform themselves into active citizens, they will continue to transform the culture and accelerate marijuana’s legalization.