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Monday, November 21, 2011

Just the Facts?: Einstein's Brain on Display -- ET 'Mind Direction' and WWIII -- Oswald Acted Alone

Einstein’s brain is now on display at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia

When Albert Einstein died in 1955, Princeton pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey performed the autopsy. Against Einstein's wishes, and without seeking permission from his family, Harvey preserved the brilliant physicist's brain and sectioned it into hundreds of thin slices...for science.

Now, more than five decades later, a box of 46 brain slides has made its way to the wonderfully weird Mütter Museum of medical oddities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it is now on display. The slides were donated by Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams, senior neuropathologist at Children's Hospital Philadelphia.

According to Rorke-Adams:

I've looked at brains for [over 50 years]. I've looked at brains in young people, middle-aged people, and old people. Einstein's brain is that of a young person. It's really remarkable; it does not show any of the changes that we associate with age. - io9


Avoiding World War III: Extraterrestrial War of the 1930’s linked to messages from Non-Earth Humans

Earth may be on the verge of World War III over Iran. Very few people on Earth want a nuclear war, and they would rather focus on affirming their quality-of-living, and also on areas like helping to heal our planet. But there seems to be a relative handful of vested interests that seek to provoke a war between NATO, and the Central Asian Security Alliance which includes Iran, China and Russia. At this apparent juncture of humanity it may be useful to reflect on the testimony of a group of described Non-Earth humans that have sought to warn Earthbound humanity of our planet elite’s being “under the spell” of regressive alien “mind-direction”, and their apocalyptical agenda.

The promoted idea that Iran has nuclear bomb objectives by various so-called international bodies, is the apparent product of an alien mind. Suggests the insights on these other humans. Iran’s Oil has been invested into a modern architectural landscape, and is a vibrant society that seeks nuclear energy for the same reasons that Canada, the U.S. and Europe have sought nuclear energy. The modernizing fabric of Iran has been kept from western TV viewers, to enable elites to exploit the idea that Iran’s only need for nuclear energy could never be because of ‘modernization’.

One particular group of Non-Earth Humans appears to suggest that a pretext is being created to legitimate the outbreak of World War III that is a product of the same alien hive mind, which sought to colonize their own off world human planet. In the book Extra-Terrestrial Friends and Foes George C. Andrews refers to that cosmic human planet, as Procyon.

Recently, the U.S. White House, under was under pressure from a UFO Disclosure petition, has confirmed that they have no knowledge of any Earthly contact with aliens, but the search for Extraterrestrials continues. But many thousands of humans have claimed to have seen, or been in direct contact with various alien entities. Many of these entities appear to be hostile to human sovereignty. But there are some reported contactees which appear to be of a relatively ethical nature. - agoracosmopolitan


SyFy developing paranormal investigator comedy spoof

Syfy continues to build a comedy development slate as the cable network is yet to greenlight its first half-hour pilot. Syfy’s latest comedy buy is Ghost Ghirls, a project created by Jeremy Konner, Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci and executive produced by Jack Black. Directed by Konner, Ghost Ghirls is a comedic take on popular paranormal procedurals like Medium and Ghost Whisperer starring Lund and Blasucci (improv two-women show BEANS!) as two women: Heidi, who has self-proclaimed psychic abilities, and Angelica, who is a tech wiz. Together they attempt to solve paranormal mysteries each week while trying to prove to themselves and their customers that they are competent ghost hunters. Electric Dynamite’s Jack Black and Priyanka Mattoo will executive produce with Ben Cooley, while Konner will serve as producer. Black and Konner previously worked together on Drunk History, the Derek Waters-created series of shorts, which Konner directed. In it, comedians get very, very drunk, then re-tell their favorite stories from history with re-enactment. Black starred in 2 shorts as Ben Franklin. Another short, Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln starring Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle, won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Drunk History shorts also aired as part of the HBO series Funny Or Die Presents, exec produced by Ferrell. WME reps all parties involved. Konner, Lund, Blasucci are managed by 3 Arts. - deadline


Hot dog helps lands man in prison for 80 years

A hot dog and popcorn at the movies could cost Charles Nowden the rest of his life.

A Tarrant County jury on Friday sentenced Nowden, 48, of Mansfield, to 80 years in prison for passing a counterfeit $20 bill at the concession stand at a Mansfield movie theater in November 2009.

The bill — and another $120 in counterfeit bills that Nowden had tucked inside the hot dog wrapper — were apparently the final straw in a string of crimes that stretched more than 20 years.

“Charles Nowden was a career cargo-thief who needed to be brought to justice,” Assistant District Attorney Dawn Ferguson, who prosecuted the case with Lisa Callaghan, said in a written statement.

“The auto theft task force and the district attorney’s office are pleased to see that his lifetime of stealing is over.”

A jury in state District Judge Everitt Young’s court convicted Nowden on Wednesday on a felony forgery charge for possessing the counterfeit bills, then took up the issue of punishment.

Nowden had faced up to life in prison because of prior convictions and two pending felony theft cases. He will be eligible for parole after 15 years, when he’s 63.

Nowden had maintained that he was innocent of the forgery charge, saying the bills were given to him when he got change for two $100 bills at a gas station.

He said prosecutors “railroaded” him on the forgery charge to avoid taking him to trial on the more complicated cases.

But he told the Star-Telegram after the guilty verdict that he was resigned to the outcome. He said the pending theft cases from 2007 and another arrest in July had made him a target for investigators.

“I’m glad it’s over with,” he said. “This has been going on for four years. They would never take me to trial. They were harassing me. They were harassing my family. People I care about wouldn’t come around any more because they were harassing them.”

Nowden’s first brushes with the law came with hot checks in the late 1980s. He was convicted in 1996 of federal bank fraud and in 2000 by federal prosecutors for theft of more than $1 million in stolen cigarettes.

In 2007, he was accused of participating in a multimillion-dollar theft ring that operated out of an east Fort Worth warehouse, and was charged in Tarrant County with possession of stolen Jet Skis, four-wheelers and a tractor-trailer rig valued at $60,000 to $300,000. The auto theft task force handled that investigation.

In 2009, he was arrested at a Mansfield movie theater for trying to use the counterfeit bills to buy two hot dogs, popcorn and two soft drinks for himself and a friend. A counter clerk tested the bill for authenticity and called police.

In July, while he was out on bond, Nowden was arrested in Paris, Texas with a stolen 28-foot trailer and two Kubota lawn mowers that had been stolen from a Paris farm and ranch store.

Evidence of those prior and pending cases were presented to the jury during the sentencing phase of the trial. - star-telegram


Historians Claim New Research Shows Oswald Acted Alone in JFK Assassination

Few historical events have received more attention or been more carefully reenacted than the assassination of President Kennedy.

Yet as the country approaches the 48th anniversary of that tragic day in Dallas, a team of historians and retired Secret Service officers claims to have used new technology on old evidence to solidify the judgment that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

The NatGeo channel will air the new tests as part of a one-hour documentary this Sunday night called "JFK: The Lost Bullet."

Historian Max Holland led the team that applied digital technology to a number of home movies taken on Nov. 22, 1963, including the famous Zapruder film.

Holland told Fox News this marks the first time these disparate amateur films, some of which have not been seen in years, have been brought together, digitally enhanced and presented in a coherent way.

"I'd say a main thrust of it is to break the stranglehold that the Zapruder film has on our perception of what happened. In a sense, we've all been 'Zaprudered,'" he said. "The film was so graphic, disturbing, mesmerizing, that it became more of our perspective on the assassination than even the perspective of the assassin, which should never have happened."

Another startling claim of the NatGeo team is that the new digital upgrades allow the public to see, in the amateur footage taken that day by Robert Hughes, a shadowy figure moving about inside the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building -- a figure believed to be Oswald.

"And our conclusion is that he fired three shots in about 11 seconds, which is almost double, you know, the six seconds in Dallas meme that most people know when they think about the assassination: six seconds, three shots in six seconds. We say three shots in 11 seconds, which is a much easier -- for I'd say, someone of Oswald's skill -- effortless task," Holland said.

When asked if there are any "holy grails" of JFK assassination research still out there -- pieces of evidence known by researchers to exist but which have not yet seen the light of day -- Holland cited Oswald's tax returns. Those returns have never been released.

Holland said it's easier to pry documents from the CIA than from the IRS. - foxnews

NOTE: Though I was a young boy when the assassination occurred I still vividly remember the mood of people around me. The real question is 'who hired Oswald?' I agree that Oswald was skilled enough to make the shots but I honestly don't think he initiated the plot. The general feeling at the time was that the Communists, in particular Cuba's Fidel Castro, were responsible and that Oswald was either hired by or sympathized with the dictator...Lon

A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination

The Girl on the Stairs: My Search For A Missing Witness To The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

The JFK Assassination: A Researcher's Guide