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Has the Earth’s Axis Shifted? Polar Ice Melting…

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earths_axis_tilt  A lot of folks are out there searching for answers about a possible polar shift at hand that will bring many cataclysmic events, along with various ways to detect whether or not the Earth’s axis has shifted or not, and how severe and/or negative the effect will be for us humans as the polar ice melts, and so on.

  There are many things that can cause the Earth’s axis to shift, but minor tilts or changes that causes the Earth to wobble a tiny bit differently, is not a problem, as negligible changes happen all throughout the year, every year, without much concern. I will say this, though, as I’m a little concerned about the effects that the melting of our planet’s polar ice caps may have, as simple math will dictate a massive change in the way the weight is distributed on this planet, could very well cause a shift in the Earth’s axis, which can definitely affect weather and much more, depending on the severity of the shift and whatnot.

I’ll give you a few examples of what I’d consider negligible amounts of change for the Earth’s Axis, below:

A couple years ago, the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan shortened Earth’s day by just over one-millionth of a second (1.8 microseconds to be exact), according to NASA. It also shifted the Earth’s axis by about 6.5 inches. The reason why I consider that to be a small amount, is because a microsecond equals one millionth of a second. You can read about several examples online, such as the one that happened 3 years ago, which was the massive earthquake that struck Chile. The magnitude 9.1 earthquake in 2004 that generated a killer tsunami in the Indian Ocean, supposedly shortened the length of days by 6.8 microseconds. One could easily say that all of these events add up, but it also works the other way around, as certain shifts of mass can also lengthen days, in a microscopic sort of way, as well. I’m not going to list all of the events, such as earthquakes that have had a minuscule effect on Earth’s axis, as this planet has been shaking and quaking for quite a long while, to say the least!

Without any overly complicated data or extra technology involved, as many of you know, the Earth’s axis tilt, which is roughly 23.4 degrees +/-, is the reason for the seasons on Earth. …So any type of major shift or a bunch of minor ones that accumulate over time, will definitely have a major impact on this planet’s weather and seismic activity, no matter what some people may try to tell ya! I don’t know about you, but there seems to be less transitional periods between Summer time and Winter time, than it used to be. Basically, what I’m saying is, there seemed to be longer Spring & Fall times, in the past – at least where I live. Then again, the weather changes like our moods and last year’s winter was rather mild in my area, but it was a little colder this year, so go figure…

Now, what about all of this polar ice that continues to melt? It seems that this major event has been getting swept under the rug for the last couple of decades. I’ve even read in the past, how a lot of polar imagery has been censored by the government, but I don’t know how true that claim is. However, after reading my post about Antarctica (Lake Vostok – Mystery at the Center of Antarctica), for example, there may be exposure to some of those cool alien underground facilities or hidden bunkers down there, but who knows… right? But in all seriousness, “sea ice is always melting near one pole while growing around the other, but the overall trend year to year (at least the last several years) is dramatically less ice in the Arctic and slightly more in the Antarctic.” You can read more about that on an article entitled “Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Pales In Comparison To Arctic Losses,” which you can find, here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/antarctic-sea-ice_n_1955662.html

I once wrote a web page that was a parody about the polar shift, and it involved a humorous weight displacement theory along with a proportional imbalance from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere, that could cause a polar shift. Well, when you factor in all the weight we are losing up top via the melting of ice, this theory may hold true after all. Within that post, though, I was comparing overweight Americans getting balanced out by large mammals from Africa, etc., as a joke; ha!

At any rate, changes to the Earth’s rotation are not only caused by massive earthquakes, as supposedly larger effects are seen with oceanic currents and atmospheric winds, but lets not leave out my concern (among many others) about the changes brought about by the melting of polar ice along with the mass redistributions in the mantle. Also, in addition to this, we should all know that a major impact from a comet or a large asteroid would also affect the tilt of Earth’s axis, but why add to the doom & gloom chatter, eh?
Of course, the gravitational pull of other celestial bodies could also impact our axis and cause an ongoing shift that disrupts our weather, rotation, etc. 

If any Planet X/Nibiru Guru wanna-bes land on this post, please try to not wet your self in the comment field while typing about all the swill & slop you have read on conspiracy theorist-type websites and/or how Planet X is the cause for every problem on Earth and/or how hordes of Barbarians from Planet Ogo are coming soon to take over the Hollow Earth and the new leader will rise from the south pole and cast wrath upon thee; blah, blah…  LOL! 

Anyway, I would type more, but since this is one of those subjects that is better left for the comment field, I’ll leave it at that. I must remind you, though, regardless of this crazed, shifted notion by way of the precarious Earth’s axis, if the melting of the ice caps truly gets out of hand, we might find a lot of flooding issues and water contamination going on, so use some common sense and think of ways to filtrate, purify and store clean drinking water, if ya get my drift … or was that shift? Ha!

Now, if you’d like to read a more complicated version of this subject, I’ll provide a couple additional links below:

The Seasons and the Earth’s Orbit: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/seasons_orbit.php

Axial Tilt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth’s_Axis

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Sinkholes on the Rise? What’s going on inside the Earth?

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sinkhole With all the talk of global disasters, excessive earthquakes and crazy, erratic, extreme weather, sinkholes also appear to be on the rise. One may ask, what in the hell is going on inside the Earth, that is kicking our ass above it?

I’m not here to talk about a polar shift or cosmic alignments and I’m not here to ramble about global warming and the human input involved, either. I’m just curious about the increase in these “sinkholes” throughout the globe. Is it really as normal as some people play it off to be? Is it really normal for these things to occur all the time? If so, is more attention simply being drawn to them now, due to all the doom & gloom chatter of late?

I don’t know, but I will say that you would have to be an utterly ignorant being to have lived during the last few years with a functioning brain, to have not noticed that harsh living conditions have been on the rise.

Oh, before we go any further, one must dabble a little Wikipedia crap down from two separate entries to form one good description, in the event that some people are unsure what a sinkhole actually is, here: “A natural depression or hole in the Earth’s surface caused by the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or when loose soil, loess or other non-cohesive material lies on top of a limestone substratum containing fissures and joints. Rain and surface water gradually wash this material through these fissures and into caves beneath. Over time, this creates a depression on the landscape of varying depth. Sinkholes may vary in size from 3.3 to 2,000 ft. – both in diameter and depth, and vary in form from soil-lined bowls to bedrock-edged chasms. Sinkholes may be formed gradually or suddenly, and are found worldwide.”

On this post, I will share a few helpful resource links and provide some friendly images of sinkholes along with some not-so-friendly ones. In short, sinkholes are apart of life, whether speaking metaphorically or literally, albeit it does have the tendency to make the pedestrian commoner wonder just what all in the hell is going on inside this Earth. Many scientists and reporters would have you believe that most of these inconveniences known as sinkholes are due to collapsed earth via floods and the superfluity of rainfall, however there are many possible causes nonetheless.

An excellent resource page for these pitfalls featuring ground-based snares, can be found here: “Information & Discussion about the Earth Changes and the Pending Pole Shift.”

From there, you will see many images and descriptions of these sinkholes that seem to be happening a lot more than the general public is aware of. I mean, seriously, we can only provide the masses with so much news about global disasters during any normal span of time because, like, some celebrity might have a pimple on their face that you need to know about or some poorly talented “pop star” might have received their first million dollar payout or, uh, we might have to fill the headlines up on a news channel featuring a bad break-up between two popular transvestites that had horrible luck due to an “operation gone wrong.” Ha! Anyway, you get the point…

Now, back to this whole sinkhole thingy, from Zeta Talk, they give a nice intro (on the last page I linked to) with: “What happens to rock layers under a diagonal pull, or [that are] being pulled apart? As can be seen during recent years, this has resulted in derailing trains, sinkholes suddenly appearing, gas and water main breaks, torn roadways and separating bridges. Despite the effect on man, crawling about on the surface of what they assume to be terra firma [which means, solid earth], these changes are superficial. When the pulling starts, weak points break and thereafter the plumbing and roadways hold, giving the impression that the pulling has stopped, but this is misleading.” You can read more from the prior link about the Earth changes and pending polar shift, as you’ll also find an image on that page showing a cross-sectional view of a tectonic plate in a “stretch zone,” for example.

I usually don’t like to elaborate about the obvious, as I’ll let the links and images do most of the talking here, unless, of course, we get an opinionated blast within the comment field down below, although there should be a sufficient amount of content above the fold, nevertheless.

If you just can’t get enough of this sunken subject, check out some more of these Recent Sinkholes [link is no longer active].

Friendly Sinkholes:

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The Devil's "Swimming" Hole

The Great Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole

Not-so-friendly Sinkholes:

Bad day at work?

Bad day at work?

To hell with speeding tickets, we got other problems here!

To hell with speeding tickets, we got other problems here!

Do you think that sinkholes are on the rise?

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Genetically Altered Animals & Cultured Meat

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…This particular subject dawned upon me today, after reading a brief blog post I wrote a couple years ago about the Chupacabra – Goat Sucker – on a Myths, Legends, & Folklore Blogspot. While perusing over this old material, I was trying to not get hit broadside with folklore while I kicked the legends and pushed the myths far away. …This left me in a critical thinking mode, and I no longer needed some mythical creature as a focal point, as it was plain as day that we have our own genetically altered animals of today, that beckons for a closer look. To make this even more troublesome, we got people trying to grow meat products in a laboratory, hence forth the “cultured meat” part of the title for this post.

Before I provide any related links and information about this subject, please get this simple word embedded into your brain, which is MONEY! Yep, the true culprit for these genetic experiments is about money, no matter what lovely reason of utter humanitarianism they try to feed you.

Anyway, the first article I’m about to link to, speaks about genetically modified animals.
It starts off by saying how it is a slow and tedious process that needs a lot of money to get off the ground. Oh, but ain’t the sole purpose of this to make a lot of money? Remember the old saying, “ya gotta spend money to make money.” Think about it: If you can grow meat in a lab along with animal-based organs for human transplant, wouldn’t that be a mega-money maker? Who cares about our health and/or if it is natural or how much antibiotics and growth hormones these “things” are pumped with or where it comes from, as if we can sell this crap in bulk, we got some rich folks in the making…

At any insane rate, after that article mentioned how this “genetically altered animals” stuff was a slow process, they went on to say: “Behind the scenes, though, a quiet revolution has been taking place. Thanks to a set of new tricks and tools, modifying animals is becoming a lot easier and more precise. That is not only going to transform research, it could also transform the meat and eggs you eat and the milk you drink.”
Toward the end of that page, they sort of spilled the beans by asking this question: So, in 20 years will GM (genetically modified) animals be as widespread as their botanic counterparts are now? “Technologically, nothing is standing in our way,” says Fahrenkrug. “Really, the issue is coming down to: what are you going to make?” You can read more about this, here: http://www.brainwaving.com/2010/07/28/genetically-modified-animals/

I think most of you will find that last article to be somewhat interesting, but not necessarily in a good way.

Hey, just think of the possibilities! Do you want a cool pet that glows in the dark? You want some cheap prime cuts of beef that was grown in a petri dish via not-so-natural methods? Yada-yada… They also tend to blame some of this type of research for the long journeys that space flights may have in the future, but I know that is one big load of baloney. I mean, NASA doesn’t have to provide their astronauts with a never-ending supply of lab-grown steaks, right? Get real…

I planned on covering more ground about the genetically altered animals, but I see (I sort of write as I go) that the main concern of mine at the moment, when concerning this subject, is this cultured meat stuff. I went to the glorious Wikipedia to get additional info and terms, and they seem to mainly call this junk “in vetro meat” but they mentioned how it is also called “cultured meat,” “laboratory-grown meat” and “shmeat” which is short for sheet meat, so go figure…

Back to NASA, Wikipedia states: “Modern research into ‘in vitro’ meat arose out of experiments conducted by NASA, attempting to find improved forms of long-term food for astronauts in space. The technique was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1995, and NASA has been conducting experiments since 2001, producing ‘in vitro’ meat from turkey cells. The first edible form was produced by the NSR/Touro Applied BioScience Research Consortium in 2000: goldfish cells grown to resemble fish fillets.”

You know, in a way, I could say “good for y’all.” Personally, I don’t want Lab Meat that has to be pumped full of growth hormones and antibiotics, just so they can mass produce it and make tons of money while neglecting our health risks. Yes, they have admitted to that, as well, and you can read about it, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_meat

To make a long complaint short, everything that man has done to the food that isn’t natural, has never been good. Artificial this, artificial that, chemical injection here, a word I can’t pronounce in the ingredient list there, etc. Hell, when you think about it, cakes, pies and “junk food” aren’t natural either [I can hear the moans now…], as I have never seen a twinkie or cupcake grow from the ground yet; ha! I’m not trying to come off as a technology hater, but some things need to be left to Mother Nature. It is hard enough now, to find quality meat & produce that hasn’t been totally abused by human input. The last thing we need right now is genetically altered animals and stupid cultured meat that was grown from a petri dish.
Maybe I’m the oddball here, but what do you think?

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At times, a Petri Dish is best when it's empty...

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Will Humans ever Colonize Outer Space?

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space_station Personally, I’m almost tired of hearing about space colonization, which just adds to the reasons why this latest “Curiosity Mission” featuring a big rover on planet Mars searching for microbial life and whatever else, interests me about as much as an article written about hemorrhoids.

Even as a small child, I remember reading and thinking about space stations being set up for humanoid advancement, but yet, after all this time, still no advancement has been made – even though billions of dollars are constantly being wasted on asinine research that is about as useful as finding a way to help a Bonobo scratch his/her genitalia in a more effective fashion.

This subject recently came to mind, when an online friend of mine at HubPages, basically told me that we are not allowed to have manned spaceships in space (in certain areas) due to some type of alien law… WTF? Is that really the reason? Maybe the cost of building massive outer space colonies and the fact that we, HUMANS, are not biologically built for deep space travel are partly to blame – and that all the travelling required for the betterment of mankind is right here on Earth, for the time being. I mean seriously, the mind is a universe in itself, so why not use it!?

To make this a little more interesting, lets go ahead and bring up the fact that we, humanoids, might also have a problem procreating on a space station due to the cosmic radiation, so WE (as much as I hate to say it) better temporarily pull the plug on science fiction and figure this thing out for real, if we are serious about living in deep space. By the way, would constant exposure to the factors of outer space also turn our muscles into spaghetti? [I actually made a comment on that cosmic spaghetti post a couple years ago, #20th comment under the name ‘perpendicularity‘, and it was funny that I found it still there today]

At any rate, do common folks really think these issues are easily overcome by simply hitting a button or flipping a switch? This ain’t cell phone technology, and your I-Pod can’t save you, as I’m talking about living in Outer Space, outside of Earth, for the rest of your pathetic lives…

Now, back to the procreation point:

Researchers at the agency’s Ames Research Centre in California found that without effective shielding on spacecraft, powerful proton particles would probably sterilize any female embryo conceived in deep space – in addition to the probability that male fertility was also likely to be negatively affected (due to a negative impact on the sperm count). Unless we advance to greater speeds, travel to distant planets is likely to take decades, centuries or longer, and this could make any mission to colonize other environments a non-starter. The scientists noted that space-shield technology is currently not sufficiently advanced enough to offer an ample amount of protection from this type of radiation.

Here’s a quote from this page (http://theweek.com/article/index/212267/why-humans-will-never-colonize-space), here: Why couldn’t humans colonize outer space?
“Because any child conceived and born in space is likely to be born sterile. Scientists at NASA say that the high levels of radiation in space would kill any female fetus’ lifetime supply of eggs, while males in the womb would likely become sterile. The child could also suffer “mental and physical defects” from exposure to harmful radiation.”

We need an atmosphere to protect us, is the bottom line. Sure, if we could somehow inhabit Mars and find a way to make it work, then yes, we could most likely procreate without the ill effects of damaging radiation, but I wouldn’t bet money on it! I’m totally an original series Star Trek fan, but unless we get some serious help from an alien race (one can only guess the motive), then it looks like it is going to take a little longer than expected!

—Side Note: If I was a conspiracy theorist, I’d be having a ball with this post and would fill the comment field full of interesting junk that is featured from today’s most popular reject websites…

Anyway, when it is all said and done, we let our selves get ahead in thought before practicality, albeit I still favor imagination and intuition. …This is normal, but many of us shoot for the stars before we are able to properly hit the targets here on this planet (or is that called “shooting yourself in the foot?”). Even though the main question on this post is “Will humans ever colonize outer space?” – an even better question may concern the query as to whether or not we can co-exist with Mother Nature. Ha! What do you think?  No, never? During the next 10 years?  Anywhere from 10 to 40 years? Or perhaps you couldn’t care less about space stations or what we colonize, either way; ha!

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Lake Vostok – Mystery @ the Center of Antarctica

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lake_vostok Many of you have heard about strange occurrences and natural phenomenon existing in Antarctica along with wild rumors of a portal that leads to an inner world, Hitler’s underground base, etc. To make things even more interesting, many Ufologists have mentioned UFOs originating from this area among other bizarre things that relate to this region…

Anyway, heading toward the center of this subject, I first stumbled upon the mystery Lake Vostok on chapter 31, What is happening in Antarctica?, from the book Hitler’s Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons, Science and Technology.

A few years ago, an anonymous letter was written to Scientific America describing something that was somewhat strange. The report came out of Australia’s Casey Station in Antarctica. To make it short, two women were trying to ski across Antarctica when they were stopped in their tracks. A U.S. Navy Special Forces team, working out of American Samoa, abducted the women, against their will, and under protest from the crew at the Australian Casey Station. The two adventurous women were then held in seclusion for reasons never given! The source for that report: “The Secret Of Lake Vostok,” William P. Eigles, Atlantis Rising (magazine), number 29, page 60.

To add even more mystery to the area, many folks, for a multitude of reasons, actually believe that the lost city of Atlantis is buried deep beneath the ice in certain areas of Antarctica. Did the Germans locate their base in this area because evidence was found for a lost civilization? Many theorize that this is where the Germans had contact with extraterrestrials, which helped them with the advancement in their science, technology and weaponry, etc.

There could be all kinds of stuff going on in this particular region, as the geothermal action is in abundance, hot water ponds, geothermal vents, and so on. …But outside of these prior topics, what about the mystery lake known as Lake Vostok?

Well, the more I read about Lake Vostok, the stranger things seem to be… This is not an ordinary lake, by any means. It is hidden from view, due to being buried under the Continental Ice Sheet, with a roof of ice up to 2+ miles thick, in some areas. This mystery lake is about 2,000 feet deep and due to geothermal activity, although it is just 300 miles from the South Pole, it has a water temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit on average and, in some areas, it is up to 65 degrees – going by some of the resources I gathered that was written a few years ago.
Now, lets go back to thinking of a lake with a dome-like roof of massively thick ice. During the summer months, can you imagine this twilight world as the opaque dome allows just enough sunlight to pass through, to provide an eerie, early morning style of light? Can you say, uh, “a lost world?”

This same concept applies to the theory that there could possibly be life on other frozen planets and moons, if there is enough bottom-heating going on via geothermal energy/heat. Sort of like what many folks suspect to be happening on one of Jupiter’s moons, for example.

Without going into detail about all the research done in this area and involvement from certain “people” that would probably deny it or say that all research has been terminated, one may ask: What does this have to do with Atlantis or a possible underground city or lost civilization?
Well, due to a huge magnetic anomaly covering this area in Antarctica along with prior attempts from scientists to debunk such notions, the best reason one can give to try and explain the origin of this vast magnetic disturbance from this area, is to say it is due to the presence of a massive amount of metal, like a buried city, for example.

Was there an underground city built by the Germans or was it already there? Is this another one to blame on extraterrestrials? Is it an alien base?
Outside the mystery of Lake Vostok, the center of Antarctica (not exactly the center, but it sounds better), and whatnot, we have yet another mystery going on here: The Antarctic seismographs are also very abnormal, which a lot of strange things have been noted by way of geological research from some very qualified researchers. Without all the science talk, in a thumbnail, some of the graphs show enormous long-wave energy, which is not natural, as if energy is being produced and/or fabricated from down below. If you need to research further, two of the researchers in this field were named Christian Saal and Kawi Schneider.

So whether or not Christian Saal’s or other researchers’ assumptions & explanations of this bizarre seismological activity is accurate or not, the data is still there and it shows something really odd going on in this area, one that remains “unexplained” by the authorities…

Well, after reading this, I’m sure many of you would like to start doing your own research about this mystery lake that is fairly close to the center of Antarctica. Remember now, it isn’t just Lake Vostok that seems strange, but a whole host of other potential possibilities stem from this frigid continent. I’ll list a few links below, from search results, to get started…

Cancel that… After writing the rough draft for this blog post, I just wasted a lot of time reading from different websites and articles about this subject, only to find a lot of regurgitated drivel. I went back and changed what I had originally listed for the height of the ice roof over Lake Vostok, since today they have it being slightly thicker than what was once believed. Of course, like most subjects that relate to mystery or the unknown, you are not going to get a straight answer and unless something “leaks,” it will be hard to find out if this area could possibly have an underground city near it, and so on.

Oh, I did find one interesting link, entitled “What’s Under Lake Vostok?” http://www.exohuman.com/wordpress/2011/02/whats-under-lake-vostok/
After clicking on that link, you’ll see that things get more interesting when you get to the “Now for the real story, from 2003…” part, as it is pretty obvious how a lot of information can easily be altered, to say the least. The opening quote under that section: “Recently there have been several media reports about an anomaly discovered in the Antarctic region near Lake Vostok. Apparently, the site has been sealed off to the media and other scientists due to “environmental concerns.” The fact that the NSA has assumed jurisdiction over an environmentally hazardous site is raising eyebrows about what may be happening there.”

Even though I titled this article with Lake Vostok being a mystery @ the center of Antarctica, it is technically not the center, but considering what all could be going on down below, there is no telling what is truly at the core of that place. At any less than insane rate, it never hurts to research; have fun!

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German Scientists, Hitler, Aliens, Secret Weapons & Lost Technology

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german_saucer  Wow! What a title… I was trying to cram as many subjects in there as possible, although I did sort of throw the word ‘aliens‘ in there for fun (I didn’t have room for ‘German Flying Saucers’), but I have a few reasons for that, due to the speculations surrounding this lovely subject and the time-frame it was within.

  A while back, I started to write about Nazi Germany & Alien Technology, but due to so many controversies and half-thought-out theories, I decided to pass. It makes for great entertainment and it’s an interesting notion, but the idea that Germany was given advanced technology from extraterrestrials is a bit far-fetched for some folks to swallow and sort of sells the German scientists short at the same time, albeit I don’t rule anything out – especially since I’m one of the many who believe that there is life on other planets, along with rare breeds of highly advanced beings and whatnot.

Anyway, I recently stumbled upon an awesome book (actually, a friend let me borrow it), that was called “Hitler’s Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons, Science and Technology.”

I have already read a fair amount from this book, and I’m impressed with the amount of information it contains. I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in Nazi technology, as there were many lost secrets and the actual level of scientific advancement they attained, is mind boggling and extends much further than what basic history books tell you via conventional historians. Gee, I wonder why…

Could there have been supermetals, laser weapons and cold bombs in 1944? At any rate, within that particular book, the exotic technologies and the reasons for the scientific boom in Germany during that time period, are explained and discussed in terms of a completely different scientific paradigm shared by those German scientists and how it relates to a unified view of gravity, matter and energy.

I suppose one could say that this page is kind of like a review for the “Hitler’s Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons, Science and Technology” book, but I’m thinking otherwise. Sure, I’m recommending it, but I will also be bringing up subjects within the book and it, in turn, may spark new ideas or provoke comments on the matter, and so on. I must say, there is one quote from this book I will provide here, as it paves the way for the right mindset and lets you know what you’re up against: “Getting real information out of the government of the United States is not as easy as it should be if you read the Freedom Of Information Act. For some reason, the government is reluctant to disclose anything once classified. Sometimes it even goes beyond this, however. Sometimes information is declassified but then filed away where the light will never shine, without indexing or filing records. In fact, the information was classified, declassified and then, in the de facto sense, re-classified. Here is how it works…”

That was a quote from Chapter 2, The Stonewall and Undervaluation, which sort of sets up the reader before describing some of this lost technology. Anyway, what I’m going to do here, is go through and mention a few topics within this book; I may comment on some, and others I may let the subject titles do the talking. Scrolling through now, I see Chapter 3 is about German Digital Computers. This will interest very few people of today’s time, so moving on…

Chapter 4 speaks about German Flying Discs (Saucers, UFO thingies). This is a very entertaining subject. To read more about this, you may want to buy the book entitled “Hitler’s Flying Saucers: A Guide to German Flying Discs Of The Second World War.” No wonder there is so much talk about the Germans getting help from the aliens; ha!

Chapter 5 speaks about the so-called “electromagnetic vampire.” Boogy, boogy…

Chapter 6 comes with the subject “Liquid Air.” Take 60% powdered brown coal and 40% liquid air, and we could easily have ourselves a “liquid air bomb,” eh?

The next couple of chapters talk about a synthetic Penicillin substitute and a synthetic blood. More secrets, lost… Skipping through a few odd subjects, Chapter 11 brings us to German ‘Free Energy’ Research. The whole “free energy” concept is something that should be incorporated more and more into this world, although greed seems to keep fighting back.

Well, I can see that with 40 Chapters to cover, this book review will end up being rather long, so I’ll cut it short, from here. Some of the more interesting subjects were about mysterious German Bombs (even rumors about the mysterious molecular bomb), Arrow Aircraft, Supermetals, Nipolit (mysterious explosives developed by German Scientists), Red Mercury (could it have been used for bombs?), Electric Guns, Means To Stop Engines, Death Rays (X-Ray/Gamma Ray Weapons), Distillation of Crude Oil Using Sound Waves, Synthetic Production of Gasoline, Super Lubricants, What is Happening in Antarctica? (interesting chapter that speaks about UFOs, underground city, and more), Large Mystery Rockets, Massive antenna & special ELF wave communications, Experiments in Time, Magnetic confinement fusion & Thermonuclear Exponential Experiments (propulsion systems, etc.), and much, much more…

Conclusion: So as you can see, there was a lot more involved than just saying Hitler wanted to take over the world, have a dominant race of mankind or whatever people say nowadays, as the German scientists were at the brink of some major technological breakthroughs, many of which have been lost for whatever reason. It is not just about the weapons and science, either, but the fact that we have lost many secrets that should have never been lost. Much of the same science that is aimed to destroy and de-populate the Earth, can also be used to save lives and prolong life, etc. As for the aliens and UFO stuff relating to German technology, it does fit a compelling time period that makes it hard to rule out. I must say, by what I have read in the past along with here of late, Hitler and the German scientists were very open-minded and motivated, to say the least, when it came to finding out information and hastily performing research and experiments. I’ve even heard and read about such characters being curious about the possibility of an inner world, as well, so go figure…

Do you think the German Scientists had help from Extraterrestrials / Aliens? 

I don’t know, but something seems odd about their rate of advancement, eh?

Curious about the book? 

‘Click Here’ for more information about Hitler’s Secret Weapons, Science, and Technology.

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The History of Money – Barter, Trade, Gifts, Coins, Bank Notes…

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old_coin  This is such a lovely subject, especially since many folks are always thinking about money. I hear it all the time on the beloved writing site called “HubPages,” as many people are in a constant battle with this whole writing online for extra greenbacks thingy or, in some cases, typing poppycock for pennies; ha!

  Well, after reading a little bit about the history of money, just be glad you are not out there bartering cows, sheep and chickens for wheat, fruit & vegetables and clothing, or out trying to trade your pretty bracelets and cute sea shells or beads for some half-stewed squash, green tomatoes or a small, dried-out serving of wild boar meat that stayed on the fire too long, for example.

Anyway, when a person reads various history books in conjunction with online references, many of the dates don’t match up. So when you see a date listed here beside a certain form of money, just feel free to add a +/- sign to the end of it, when contemplating the accuracy.

Going through the timeline, although I’ll leave out a few similar mediums, I’ll list several types of money used by civilizations along with their estimated dates that they originated – except for the method that was used during our prehistory, of course. Before we begin, one must first understand that “money” is any object of value that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services along with the repayment of debts and so on. …Way before paper money, bank notes and metallic coins ever arrived to the scene, the Homo sapiens have traded items of value in the exchange of gifts, livestock, tokens, etc.

Okay, lets go back to what most humans refer to as “prehistory.” Prehistoric people used common livestock such as cattle for their main money source, and probably looked at chickens and sheep sort of like we would small change. I mean, lets compare a chicken to 25 cents (a quarter) and a cow to twenty- or 50-dollar bills, for example. This would be classified as “barter,” which is to trade by exchange of goods.
Since we are going back to ancient times, one can only imagine what all they may have traded. I mean, I wouldn’t stop at just livestock and one may also say that the phrase “exchange of goods” is at least a semi-ambiguous statement, to say the least.

Moving right along into roughly 1200 B.C., some of these bi-peds used sea shells as money. Starting from the Maldives, the use of cowrie shells as a form of currency spread throughout the Pacific. This practice later reached Africa by the 19th century. This type of money was both used as whole pieces and as small pieces that was often found in the form of beads.

Some time around 1000-500 B.C., the Chinese used typical tools that were cast in metal and punched with holes, which made ’em easy to string together, as a form of money. Have you ever heard of “knife money?”

Somewhere around 640 B.C., the state of Lydia supposedly made “the first true coins” consisting of a gold & silver alloy that normally contains an image of a lion’s head. Whether or not Lydian coins were the first, doesn’t matter, but either way, coin currency came about long after barter and trade. Shortly after, Greek coins arose (around 465 B.C.). The Roman coinage system was reformed around 27 B.C.

I’ve heard several different dates within different dynasties of China on this next one, but we’ll say that around the years 800-820 (A.D.) the earliest bank notes were issued. I have also read that the Jin Dynasty issued the first “true” bank notes during the year 1189.

Henry II of England really stepped up to the monetary plate in 1158 and created some high-quality coins with a nifty little cross design that was based on a silver penny. Well, well, ain’t we slick…

Are any of y’all sick of hearing about money yet? No? Uh, okay… I am, so I’ll speed this thing up…

Moving way on up the timeline, during the 17th century, the use of checks spread rampantly in Europe. Hmm, I wonder what they did to people who “wrote bad checks” back then? Ha!

Blah, blah, blah… Oh, I’m still typing this blog post about money… Uh… The Bank of England issued its first bank notes in 1694. Woot-woot!

This next tidbit is something I learned today (shows how much US history I’ve studied in the past), which is that the United States Treasury issued the first dollar bills for national circulation, in the year 1862. You know, those green suckers people used to often call “greenbacks.”

Going by what I have read lately, Credit Cards first appeared in the United States of America during the year 1949. …It is funny though, as we begin the year 2013 (at the time I’m writing this), the US seems like one giant maxed-out credit card itself… Anyway, Debit Cards started to be used during the 1980s although I didn’t start using mine until about the year 2000, which is when I started trusting their electronic transfers more – since ya know, “everybody is doing it;” ha!

Oh, I almost forgot one interesting subject about money, which is not about trade/barter, coins, bank notes, paper cash, etc., but it is about gifts.
Normally I wouldn’t resort to such, but for the explanation of what is known as a “gift economy,” I’ll copy a quick excerpt from Wikipedia, here:

“In a gift economy, valuable goods and services are regularly given without any explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. Ideally, simultaneous or recurring giving serves to circulate and redistribute valuables within the community. Some consider the gifts to be a form of reciprocal altruism. Another interpretation is that implicit “I owe you” debt and social status are awarded in return for the gifts. Consider for example, the sharing of food in some hunter-gatherer societies, where food-sharing is a safeguard against the failure of any individual’s daily foraging. This custom may reflect altruism, it may be a form of informal insurance, or may bring with it social status or other benefits.

When I read about a “gift economy,” I can’t help but think more about people working together as opposed to the commonly corrupt monetary systems we often see today. That is why I saved the form of money via gifts for last, as I think it sort of doesn’t belong in the same category as the others, if ya get my drift…
At any rate, if anybody starts hating their money after reading this post, they can always feel free to send me an expensive gift or a rather large monetary donation, you know, just for your sake, of course… LOL!

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Addition:  I originally wrote this on another website and there were a couple of comments in the comment field, so I’ll post them below:

I started the comment section with:  “As societies became more complex, a need arose for a uniform medium of exchange to acquire goods. Money was created to fulfill this role, and it evolved from cattle to precious metals, and finally, to coins and bank notes. Today, money is exchanged more abstractly, through credit cards or electronic transfers.” —Timelines of History

Yeah, the same concept that allows us to flourish and grow also allows for us to sell out, cheat, and become corrupt. Yep, I’ll take me some more of that “money stuff” any day… LOL!

Commenter said: “Roman soldiers were paid for work in salarium or salt. This explains origin or word salary and phrase “worth one’s salt.” Many societies used Porto money like cocoa, tobacco etc., and it would be interesting to know why cowrie shells were used as money.”

I said in reply: “It is commonly believed that Roman soldiers were at certain times paid with salt. (They say the soldiers who did their job well were “worth their salt.”) The word ‘salary’ derives from the Latin word salārium, possibly referring to money given to soldiers so they could buy salt.  If you are curious as to why or how cowrie shells were used as money, instead of me explaining this, it might be easier to start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_money

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the online revenue; ha!”

If anybody has any additional comments, feel free to add them below…

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The Immortal Jellyfish – Turritopsis nutricula

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Turritopsis_nutricula_immortal_jellyfish  First of all, many of you most likely have your own opinions about mortality and immortality – whether it be basic scientific definitions of death or spiritual beliefs and whatnot. Personally, if our existence is as insane as I think it is, the textbook definition of death is far from the truth, to say the least. At any rate, that is neither here nor there at the moment, as this post is about something else entirely… or is it?

  Have you ever heard of the immortal jellyfish? This small creature is scientifically labeled “Turritopsis nutricula” and it has the ability, technically, to be biologically immortal (the only known case in the world, at the moment) by way of the process known as transdifferentiation.

  This bizarre hydrozoan can transform from a jellyfish state that is already sexually mature, to a totally sexually immature colonial stage when it comes across unfavorable (adverse) conditions, for example. During the process of transdifferentiation, the medusa of the immortal jellyfish is transformed into the polyps that later become a new colony.

To make this easier to understand, this oceanic creature begins its life (outside of the egg stage, of course) as a little polyp until it reaches sexual maturity, in which it becomes a multi-tentacled being. From here, it has the capability to amazingly transform back to the polyp stage after it reabsorbs (resorbs) its tentacles, mesoglea, etc.

This whole transdifferentiation thing is worth further study. I suppose the confined and/or limited forms of transdifferentiation would be like a salamander’s ability to regrow limbs, and many of us have seen the lizards that regrow their tails, etc. However, the Immortal Jellyfish can regenerate everything!

Of course, the aquatic Turritopsis nutricula is only biologically immortal in theory, as we all know that this thing will become another creature’s snack via the food chain or die from disease at some point in time, but theoretically this freaky medusa has the ability, in a perfect world, to live forever.

So, what does this mean for us? Well, research for one along with the hopes that this can somehow help the scientific community learn more about transdifferentiation and hopefully find a way to make stem cells use this regenerative process for renewing damaged or dead tissue in humans. The human body is generally very resilient when healthy, but having the knowledge, know-how and ability to renew dead or damaged cells by learning more about the cellular processes behind the Turritopsis nutricula, makes the Immortal Jellyfish that much more important.

Side Note: The last I heard, the population of these strange little jellyfishes are on the rise, so we shouldn’t have to worry about having trouble finding the specimens to research anytime soon, unless something globally really goes awry in the future (yikes!). Anyway, I just thought I’d share a few interesting tidbits today – brought to you by Mother Nature; cheers!

Check out this cool image below, which is what I’d call the depiction of immortality:

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Use an Isobaric Subwoofer Configuration to Save Space and Increase Quality of your Bass

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isobaricAlthough this type of subject is not limited to car audio, it is generally the most common scenario that would involve the need to save on speaker-box space, etc.

Many folks that are wanting hard-hitting bass in their ride, generally think that big amps, big subwoofers, big box = big boom. Well, maybe so, but we don’t always have the trunk space of a large family car or the behind-the-seat air space of a van, either.

I used to be big into the car audio sound systems for a few years (right after High School), have built many speaker boxes (ported, sealed… even helped build bandpass boxes with Plexiglas windows, and so on), and I only had to resort to an Isobaric configuration one time, during all of that, but many folks may be interested in this extra option.

Okay, for one, I must say that the bigger the box does not by any means equal louder bass. Big, sealed boxes commonly hit at a lower frequency and have better quality overall, but as for finding your highest db (decibel) potential, is about finding the perfect-sized box for the frequency that you want to peak at. For example, some people may prefer a tighter, more punchy bass that hits harder at a higher frequency – if you mainly listen to hard rock, for example. On the other hand, a person who listens to rap may prefer a much lower frequency of bass, ya know, the kind that vibrates your seat even when you can’t even hear it. The human ear can only hear so low of a frequency (same applies to extremely high megahertz), so when you build a box that hits below the frequency of human hearing, it feels weird, to say the least (I’ve witnessed it before).

Anyway, they sell books for scientifically building the perfect box for your subwoofers, but that is not the primary subject of this post. Oh, if you are interested in such things, follow the link “Loudspeaker Design Cookbook,” and grab yourself a copy, today.

At any rate, I’m about to quickly go over the Isobaric configuration, its pros and cons, and why or when you should use it…

The main reason a normal person would want to use an Isobaric subwoofer configuration, also known as the “push-pull” subwoofer setup, is to cut your required box size literally in half, as you can divide the air space by 2, when using this method! Hey, that’s pretty dang good, if you require a 4.0 cubic foot box in a hatchback, and can get it cut down to a pleasant 2.0 cubic foot, eh?
The configuration is very simple, it’s just that you have to double your amount of subwoofers. In less words, we will turn two Subs into 1.
As you can tell by the image above, the push-pull effect can only be achieved if one of the subwoofers are wired in reverse. So, hook one sub up as normal, positive to positive, negative to negative, and the other Sub in reverse, such as positive wire to negative post of speaker and vice versa.

With two subwoofer cones acting as one, you have just created a “Super Subwoofer,” so to speak. By science, with the way this works, the required air space to basically operate at the same level as one, has been cut in half; presto! Since the opposing speaker that is facing inwards toward the other has been wired with a reversed polarity, you get the push-pull effect as when one pulls back, the other cone pushes forward; simple stuff here!

Now, lets get to the heart of the matter, as to the pros and cons and what type of situations would call for an Isobaric configuration.

Cons: Well, for one, you must have twice as many subwoofers to perform this and, depending on the brand name, this could cost a fair amount of extra money. Overall, per the amount of energy and/or power your amplifier puts out, Isobaric setups are not as efficient as single Sub units are.

Pros: I suppose one of my favorite aspects of an Isobaric setup is the lowered amount of distortion. Unless you have poor quality speakers and amps, this configuration sounds great and provides a tight, clean bass sound! The main Pro for this type of configuration is, of course, the box size is cut in half, which is great if you are short for room but still want some bump involved in your sound system.

In closing, here are the times when a person may need to resort to an Isobaric installation process:

When you have a very tight space in your vehicle, trunk, etc., and would like to have the sound of 2 subwoofers but only have room for one or have 4 Subs and only have room for 2, and so on.
If you have the extra money and have more Subwoofers than brains (just kidding) and would just like to enjoy the enhanced quality and less distortion that Isobaric sound systems have and/or have the time and funds to experiment with different options, etc.
If you have several low-quality subwoofers that you don’t want to throw away, but would like to find a way to make them sound semi-decent.
If you have a big amp with a lot of extra power to spare, and you are looking for a way to “amp it up” without excessive amounts of distortion.
If you are just seeking a tighter hitting thump and more accurate bass sounds for your sound system, and have the extra Subs and a powerful enough amplifier to work with.

So as you can see, many of y’all can do without this configuration, but there will be times that using this Isobaric Subwoofer Configuration to Save Space and Increase Quality of your Bass, will be the best option.

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History of Electricity – From Magnetism to Nuclear Power…

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electricity_magnetismAfter recently writing a blog post about the “Quest for Zero Point (Free) Energy,” I thought it was a good time to slap down a quick entry about the history of electricity.  This beloved form of power can, of course, come from many sources such as magnets via magnetism, water (hydroelectric power), steam, solar power, wind power and from crude sources like burning coal, gasoline, and other miscellaneous fuels along with the dreaded nuclear power plants that we need less of in this world, and so on.

 Toward the end of this post, I’ll provide a few additional resource links and a couple books (shopping links) from Amazon that relate to this subject.  One of those books is what got me thinking about various subjects that have to do with the history of things, how stuff got started, etc.  Anyway, before I begin with the timeline of electricity, I must say that I’m not going to include a thorough step-by-step progression chart of how the Homo sapiens knowledge of electricity evolved over the centuries.  I’ll jot down a few historic tidbits and leave you with a few links so you can further your study, if desired.

On another subject, this small timeline of events only covers standard, basic history facts.  In reality or, at least in my opinion, there have been civilizations that lived here long ago that were far more advanced than the human beings of today and most likely had access to some type of crystal technology along with a special skill to use the Earth as a free source of energy and the ability to tap into the grid of Zero Point Energy, etc.  Anyway…

Way back in 600 B.C., Thales of Miletus stumbled upon the fact that when you rub a piece of Amber against fur, that it would hold what appeared to be a magnetic property for a short time.  The friction was actually creating what was later known as “static electricity.”  During the year 1600, William Gilbert (an English physician) published his well-known work about magnetism.

After the year 1700, the “Electrostatic Generator” came to the scene.  Using wool threads and a glass globe, the English inventor Francis Hauksbee developed a contraption that could generate static electricity.  Not too many years later, 1745-46, a device was invented to store static electricity, by Ewald Georg and Pieter van Musschenbroe.

To prove that lightning was a form of electricity, Benjamin Franklin created a cheap lightning conductor using a kite with a key tied to the string.  Dang, talk about being resourceful and ingenious; ha!

This next tidbit would sort of rival with ancient ruins and other things that were allegedly found in the past, like the notion that batteries existed thousands of years ago, but anyway, the first battery was supposedly created in 1799-1800 by Alessandro Volta, and was called “Voltaic Pile.”  So now you know where the term ‘volt’ came from, eh?

In 1820 electromagnetism was discovered!  Hans Christian, a Danish physicist, realizes the relationship between magnets and electricity.  This is fairly big because it quickly led to other experiments like the “induction ring” by Michael Faraday, the “electromagnet” by Joseph Henry, along with other people starting to experiment and/or perform experiments with magnetism and electricity, etc.

1878-79, Joseph Swan, a British inventor, creates an “incandescent lamp” that was later modified and improved by Thomas Edison, hence the creation of our much needed light bulbs; yay!

This next tidbit was interesting to read, as it spoke about how in 1881, the English town of Godalming, Surrey, demonstrated the world’s first public display of electric lighting as it wired the streets full of electricity.  A year later, scientists start to realize what is known as hydroelectric power, which is basically using water to generate electricity, and many water-based power plants and dams are built shortly after.

The next couple of years, 1883-84, the famous inventor Nikola Tesla invents a way to transmit electricity over vast distances.  Known as the “Tesla Coil,” this invention acts as a catalyst for the progress towards the conveyance of electricity throughout the world.  During this same time frame, steam power and steam turbines are developed to generate electricity.

During the 1950s, is when Nuclear Power started taking off.  Personally, I would like to see less nuclear power and more alternative ways to generate electricity.  There are many thing I didn’t list here,  but there is definitely a “greener” solution.  Which is probably why a few decades after the start of nuclear power, you started hearing more about wind power via wind turbines, etc., and solar power via rechargeable solar panels and cells, etc.

At any rate, I wished I would have studied more about magnets, magnetism, electricity, AC/DC current and whatnot,  at an early age.  I say that because I think that with a little creativity and intuition, a lot of inventions and cheaper ways of living could have spawned from it, just like many folks that have studied these fields have achieved.  I’ve heard of a lot of inventions getting suppressed, as well, but we won’t go into that today.  I don’t know, but if I couldn’t figure out how to tap into the ether to harness some Zero Point Energy (ha!), then it would still be pretty nifty to build your own generators and create your own electricity by using magnets and electricity and/or magnetism.  Plus, the discovery of the relationship between magnets and electricity is what eventually led to the electric motor, for example.

timelines_history Well, we just covered a brief timeline about the history of electricity.  If you are interested in a whole host of subjects that discuss the history and storylines behind the progress of mankind, you may be interested in the book Smithsonian Timelines of History, as I’ll provide the link in a moment.  If you are looking for a couple additional resource links that speak about the progression of electricity down through history, whether it be nuclear power, magnetism or whatever, you can check out the following:

History of Electricity – Timeline” & “The History of Electricity – Electronics

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