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Will the Colonization of Mars be possible for Humans?

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mars_colonization  This article will act as a sequel to the one I wrote a while back, entitled “Will Humans ever Colonize Outer Space?

…Going by the current poll results from that page, after analyzing the data from the massive 15 votes it received, it seems that 40% of the people think that outer space colonization will be possible in 10 to 40 years via space stations. 33% says that they couldn’t care less about stupid space stations and are still thinking about procreating on Earth. 20% simply say “no” and 7% of those voters say that it will be less than 10 years from now, but hold on to your seats, as the votes are still pouring in… [The Poll is no longer available]

  Wow! With this particular piece of data that I have recently collected, I am now ready to become an aspiring author and write a book that describes the possible birth defects of space babies, only to be followed up with a wonderful novel that entails cattle mutilations & cow abductions from UFOs and why the aliens are displeased with McDonald’s version of 100% beef burgers… Just think, I’ll be rich way before these Earth-bound humanoids get the space stations built… Hurrah!

At any less than insane rate, I am getting way off track here. This post is about planet Mars and the not-so-far-fetched idea of human colonization on the Red Planet.

I’m sure that many of you have heard about the project “Mars One.” If everything goes as planned, from the time I’m writing this, they say that certain humans from this planet will land on Mars 10 years from now, during 2023. For those of you that are not aware of this project, check out the short video, below:

Of course, for these “Mars One” folks, it is a one way trip; if you journey to Mars, you shall stay until you die. I know they will have plenty of volunteers sign up that meet the requirements to go, that is, if this project unfolds as predicted, but that is one boat I would never get on. Unless I knew for a fact that this planet was about to be blasted into mass extinction, etc., I would not go. Anyway, that is what they are saying now, but if everything goes successfully and they can sustain life on the Red Planet, then you know dang well they could come back to Earth, no matter what they claim within their program.

Okay, whether or not we should be concentrating on doing this or not, lets focus on the “why” and what good could spawn from it and/or how it could help humanity. Personally, I’m not interested in hearing about that little rover thingy they got buzzing around Mars at the moment, especially since one of the main goals NASA is currently speaking about is how they are seeking out evidence for martian microbial life from planet Mars. WTF? I would hope that all the ungodly amounts of money spent on NASA’s Mars rover “Curiosity,” was for a little more than dusting rocks, taking crappy images, and wandering around aimlessly while looking for signs of microbial life. It would at least make more sense if it was an extensive study to help safeguard future trips and provide us with better insight, if and/or when humans decide to try and land on Mars or even colonize the place, for that matter.

Now, back to the “why” part of the equation. First, I’ll provide a couple links that cover this subject somewhat elaborately, in case you need something else to peruse over before forming an opinion, but either way, you can always tell me why you think we should or shouldn’t try to colonize Mars in the future by utilizing the comment field below.

* http://www.redcolony.com/features.php?name=whycolonizemars [Why Colonize Mars?]

* http://www.nss.org/settlement/mars/zubrin-colonize.html [The Case for Colonizing Mars]

The reason why the colonization of Mars by humans is something to take somewhat serious, is firstly because of the surface conditions, such as the availability of frozen ground water. Even though the Moon, due to its close distance from Earth, has been proposed as the first location for human colonization, lunar gravity is only 16% that of Earth’s while the gravity from our martian Red Planet is a more substantial 38%. There is more water present on Mars than the Moon, and Mars has a thin atmosphere. These factors give Mars a greater potential capacity to host organic life and human colonization than the moon, and definitely looks like a more productive, quicker option than the fantastical space stations we once dreamed about, at least for now…

There are loads of possibilities that come with the notion of colonizing Mars, including the mining of minerals & resources for easy transport back to Earth and the ability to have other means to produce food from another planet to help feed an overly populated one, such as Earth, if we continue to thrive without a massive population decline due to severe cataclysmic events, etc. (Feel free to read about the Terraforming of Mars, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraforming_of_Mars)
Plus, we would be even closer to the asteroid belt, so there should be lots of goodies to explore there, as well. On the down side, challenges such as low gravity, solar radiation and space weather, retaining atmosphere and water, etc., make the terraforming of Mars a little more difficult than slapping down a few positive remarks on paper and whatnot.

I suppose there is too much to cover on this subject for one post, so I’ll stop right here…

So, what do you think?  Will it be possible for us crafty little humans to succeed in the colonization of Mars?

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Random Blog Link:  “Metaphysical Crystals & Healing Stones

Hypothetical ways to deflect an Asteroid – Apophis 2029 or 2036?

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[I actually wrote this post about 6 months ago on another website, then later moved it here, which means the publish date on this blog is not accurate.]

apophis_path First of all, don’t get your panties in a wad, as this is not a doom & gloom post (although I’m way overdue for one of those) and I’m not saying that the asteroid named Apophis will strike Earth in 2029 or 2036. However, it is an interesting topic and I recently did a quick search over what people are saying about this subject along with various hypothetical ways to deflect an asteroid – in the event we ever have a big one coming our way. On a good note, as of today, there are no major impacts scheduled anytime soon, but things can change if ya know what I mean.

Many folks were chattering about a smaller asteroid (estimated to be around 150 feet across) called “2012 DA14,” that will give Earth an uncomfortably close shave on Feb. 15, 2013, albeit it will pose no threat to us, according to NASA scientists. Anyway, before we begin to ponder over hypothetical ways to deflect an asteroid, I will say that Apophis is one of the more talked about threats. I find it amusing that they named this lovely celestial body after an evil God in Egyptian mythology that represents darkness and chaos. Oh well, I suppose a threatening name is a good counter for something that is supposedly so harmless; ha!

This particular asteroid is estimated to be around 1,000 feet in diameter (plus or minus), which could definitely do some damage upon impact. Originally, it was said that a possible collision with Earth could occur during 2029, but later, it was thought to have a better chance during the year 2036. Hell yeah! That’s 7 extra years! Ha! Fear not, as the all-knowing super-beings from Wikipedia say that it is only a 1 in 250,000 chance that Apophis will drop the bottom out of Mother Earth. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99942_Apophis ]

When Apophis passes by Earth in 2029, it will most likely change its orbit due to Earth’s gravity tugging on it (hence the image above), but this may make the odds go up for a 2036 impact, even though they seem slim at the moment. Only time will tell, as I’d be glad to know that mankind hasn’t blown the planet up by then – with or without an asteroid impact. If you’d like to read more about this particular subject, you can find articles about such things over at Space.com and Nasa.gov on their “Near Earth Object Program” page. You may also want to research the Palermo Scale values… The Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale is used by astronomers to rate the potential hazard of impact of an NEO (near-earth object).

Okay, lets change subjects for now and head on into the hypothetical ways we could possibly deflect an asteroid. If the time comes, if we haven’t already destroyed the planet ourselves, when we have a large object heading toward Earth, I have wondered many times if we will have the technology and/or know-how to deflect it. If, if, if, I know… Too many IFs!
Anyway, the first thought that most likely enters many of our minds is probably: “lets just blow the thing up like on the 1998 film “Armageddon,” although many astronomers and scientists will probably tell you that this is not the best option and how difficult it would be – especially if it wasn’t detected far enough away from us; it looks great on film, though!

Of course, I’d like for people to share their ideas on the many possible ways this daunting task could be performed, but I can’t depend on a comment field for answers to hypothetical situations, etc. I did happen to land on a page that shared several ideas, and spoke about how scientists plan to deflect Earth-bound asteroids in the future, although nothing promising and noteworthy has spawned from this, as of yet. It is nice to know that at least the ESA (European Space Agency), NASA, SWF (Secure World Foundation) among many others, are at least thinking about it. The source was from Fox News, on this page: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/16/space-mission-aims-to-blast-asteroid-headed-for-earth/

Some of the wild ideas involved concerning asteroid deflection were: spreading a big white sheet over it, paint it white to increase the reflectivity (WTF?), use a satellite to dock a motor with a thruster on the asteroid (it would have to be really far away for this to work), use laser technology (sounds cool), a “mass projector” that would slowly chisel away at the surface, a massive spacecraft that could slowly pull an asteroid off path, along with other crazy ideas like the use of magnetic tractors and sails to utilize solar winds, of all things.

On second thought, after reading all of that, lets just blast the things. When the time comes, maybe we will be saying stuff like this: “Photon Torpedoes . . . Fire!”

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—Update to the post “Hypothetical ways to deflect an Asteroid – Apophis 2029 or 2036?”

I recently read an update from NASA on a Yahoo! News page that said: “The Earth is safe from the giant asteroid Apophis when it flies extremely close to our planet in 2029, then returns for seconds in 2036, NASA scientists announced today (Jan. 10, 2013). The chances of an impact in 2036 are less than one in a million, they added.

Asteroid Apophis — which is the size of three and a half football fields — was discovered in June 2004 and gained infamy after a preliminary study suggested it had a 2.7 percent chance of hitting the Earth during its 2029 flyby. Subsequent observations ruled out an impact in 2029, but astronomers were closely studying Apophis’ return in 2036.

Now, new observations of asteroid Apophis recorded Wednesday (Jan.9, 2013) have revealed the space rock poses no real threat to the Earth in 2036, NASA officials said.”

Well, they killed all the doom & gloom chatter on this particular space rock, before it even got started; ha!

—Update: Well, it is now well into March, 2013, and we are hearing a lot of chatter about these flying rocks, of late.  Yet another article on Yahoo! about such things, here:  “Earth gets a rush of weekend asteroid visitors.” <– Link is no longer active.

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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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Expanding Universe, Dark Matter & Dark Energy?

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dark_energy The concepts behind a simple big bang theory and our expanding universe isn’t anything new, albeit our ideas about the universe seem to be changing at a constant rate. Ongoing research along with our beloved curiosity and imagination, will do these things. Instead of me getting all philosophical and talking about why I believe that the mind is a universe in itself (which would parallel with an expanding universe), I will bite my tongue/brain and temporarily clamp my typing fingers down while I change my direction of thoughts… Hold on… Okay, I’m back!

Anyway, I’ve been studying more about the movement of galaxies, the expanding universe, gravity, anti-gravity, dark matter, dark energy, black holes, etc., and have really been enjoying myself. Dang! Since when has science almost been as cool as science-fiction? As an old adage states, the truth is often stranger than fiction. At any rate, I find it to be very mentally stimulating (only when I get those rare moments of free time) to ponder over the inner-workings of the cosmos, and just how mysterious it truly is.

Many people with strict, scientific fundamentals may hate that I chose the word “mysterious,” but they will just have to get over it. Speaking of such, I have finally had a chance to start reading the book entitled “A Sense of the Mysterious – Science and the Human Spirit,” by Alan Lightman. I’ve had the book for like 6 or 7 years, it seems, and just picked it up today, after thinking that I may need more resources & subject matter for these particular subjects. It seems to be a decent read so far, but it contains very little content over dark matter & dark energy. However, I have enjoyed how Lightman shows that imagination, passion, emotions, creative thoughts and much more are, in fact, involved and required for the best scientific approach (which is more reasons why it is justified to view religions and science as merely different forms of sensationalism, if you know what I mean). I like how he states: “Over the years, I have learned to recognize the different sensations of science and of art in my body. Most of the time, these feelings all swirl together as a rumbling in my stomach, a wondrous and beautiful and finally mysterious cry of the world, logic and illogic, certainty and uncertainty, questions with answers and questions without.”

Okay, since this isn’t a book review, I’ll try to refrain from such, and get on with more pertinent matters…

It is fairly obvious that our universe is expanding or, at the very least, moving into empty space (oops, not empty, thanks to quantum mechanics, but you see what I’m saying) or into the land of nothingness (however you want to describe it), but what is actually expanding and/or what is it expanding into?

This is when many misconceptions and our lack of understanding about gravity, anti-gravity, dark matter, dark energy, and whatever else, hits the floor running. Oh, but ain’t it fun?

Dark matter, in a thumbnail, is basically: a type of matter hypothesized to account for a significant part of the total mass within the cosmos. This particular type of “mystery matter,” as we can still call it that, cannot be seen directly with telescopes, as it must neither emit nor absorb light (including other electromagnetic radiation) at any noteworthy level for us poor humanoids to notice. Instead, the existence & properties of dark matter are inferred from its gravitational effects on visible matter, radiation, and the large scale structure of the universe.

Okay, well, here is what creates more problems: If there is a large amount of dark matter, the expansion of the universe should be slowing down, at least one would think, but we now know that not only is the expanding universe not slowing down or remaining at the same speed of expansion, it is speeding up! It is like something is forcing things outward (or is it due to the population boom of curious minds?)! It acts in the opposite way to gravity, but one could simply ask: How could this be? This pressure is what many folks like to call “Dark Energy.”

In case you are not aware of such crazy terms, “dark energy” is a hypothetical form of energy that permeates all of space and tends to speed up the expansion of the universe as if it is gaining momentum. This particular bizarre, divine-like energy is the most accepted hypothesis to explain observations since the 1990s – that indicate that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.

After giving these things more thought, I can now see what has fueled the growth of the whole “multiverse theory.” …I have no problem contemplating parallel dimensions, the possibility of multiple universes, etc., as I’ve always been a science-fiction buff and understand that such things (science fiction) often becomes our reality via imagination and intuition. I’m also not going to deny that the truth is often stranger than fiction, although, like I said before, I’m not going to get all philosophical on this lovely article and start chattering about my beliefs that the mind is a universe in itself and how that relates to the properties of our visible universe.

What I will say, is that a lot hasn’t changed over the last several years, concerning dark matter, dark energy and “our” universe that is expanding at a faster, and faster rate. I know that astronomers from the past (reading something that was published 8+ years ago from a reliable source) that it was estimated that only 5% of the mass of the universe exists in the form of light-producing material (today’s Wikipedia currently says 4%) and that 25% is dark matter (today’s Wikipedia currently says 22%) and that the rest of the cosmos consists of 70% dark energy (today’s Wikipedia currently says 74%).

Dang, after typing all of this, I realized that maybe I should have just wrote a post from my sheer mental instinct and unique perception of the universe that surrounds me, instead of all this scientific baloney. For example, before I changed my mind, my original post about this subject was entitled “Consciousness vs. The Universe – Do they parallel?”

From there, my rough draft started with: “A long while back, I came to the conclusion that we lived inside a conscious universe. Although many people waste valuable time trying to understand why the universe appears to be expanding into a vast amount of nothingness while thinking they can eventually unravel the properties of the cosmos, things start making more sense when you begin using your own personal, splendid model. What I mean is, to me, the mind is a universe in itself. While the human body may be our current vessel for the soul, etc., think of the visible matter within the universe as the brains/bodies, and the boundless expansion, reactions, and ongoing changes, as the mind and imagination, …and perhaps (just made this last part up) the dark energy acts like the spirit world of perpetual harmony and universal balance.”

At any chaotic or insane rate, feel free to share your thoughts about this rather broad subject of cosmic mystery; cheers!

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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? 

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Decorate your home … Ancient Egyptian Style

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This lovely thought of utter adornment popped into my mind earlier today, after looking around the house and noticing just how much ancient Egyptian stuff I have collected over the years. I have enough spread out around here to completely style an entire room, but what about the rest of my home? I wonder how many folks actually decorate their entire house with such things…

This post also reminds me of a page that I wrote on a health blog two years ago, entitled “Surround yourself with positive Chi, Ch’i, Qi, Energy…” It is a fairly simple concept, concerning the health benefits of being surrounded by things you like, which could also be called “positive energy.”
Okay, now lets get on with the different ways to bedeck your bedroom or home via Ancient Egyptian Style!

I haven’t tried this wall-painting thing yet, since I’d rather have colors that contrast, but one could always paint their walls a sand-like or tan color, to help set the background up for such things. From there, you could buy paintings with ancient hieroglyphics on ’em or get creative and paint your own. I have a paper around here somewhere that I have had for 20+ years, that has a hieroglyphic alphabet on it, so that helps a great deal.

One of the easiest, yet more expensive ways to add an ancient Egyptian theme to your home or room, is to buy lots of individual pieces such as: Egyptian god figurines, ancient-looking vases, obelisks, wicked candle holders featuring coiled cobra snakes, etc. One of my most expensive pieces was an Egyptian infinity mirror with LED lights, but I fried the dang thing while showing it off at some other person’s house after a few minutes (due to some unqualified clown performing electrical work while I had it on).

…Anything gold also brings out the touch of antiquity and, in addition to that, amethyst was also big during ancient Egyptian times. I have several amethyst clusters that I bought several years ago from one of those metaphysical websites, albeit I bought such things because they looked great, not due to the metaphysical claims found within that mystic site. Anyway, if I was going to decorate my room or home with this particular style, having a few figurines, images, photos, paintings, etc., of the Pharaohs, the great Giza Sphinx and Pyramid structures, would be a definite imperative duty!
If you’re an artist, it is cheaper to do most of your decorations via paintings, but whatever your method, you may find it well worth the time & money, once you get this theme complete.
I’d start with the room you dwell in the most and, from there, decide if you want to expand this notion into a house-wide project.
If your home contains several people, you may have to limit your project to certain areas – unless a common interest is shared, howbeit it rarely is; ha!

Below, I’ll share a few photos featuring some of the ancient Egyptian things I have acquired over the years. Of course, there are loads more, but I’m just providing a few samples or else this page would be full of more picture space than words:

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This is actually part of a lamp...

The beloved Amethyst... I have so many of these, including many other supposed metaphysical stones & crystals...

The beloved Amethyst... I have so many of these, including many other supposed metaphysical stones & crystals...

At any rate, regardless if you choose to decorate your home with this type of style, one could always use the same concept and apply it to other themes. For example, if you like fish and aquariums, you could turn one of your rooms into “aqua world,” so to speak. I’ve actually did that before… The bottom line, if possible, make your home more fun and relaxing – besides, the outside world, your job, and so on, can be quite stressful at times, so why not come home to a place that gives you peace from within; cheers!

Going from Wing Chun to Jeet Kune Do

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tao_jeet_kune_doFor many years I have been very interested in martial arts. I was first inspired by Bruce Lee at the early age of 7 years old. I first watched the film Enter the Dragon during that time frame, and was mainly fascinated with nunchucks (nunchaku). Not long after watching that film, I made a pair out of two wooden sticks, a small chain and 2 nails used to hold the chain into each piece of wood. Yes, at age 7, I already thought I was a kung-fu master. I took my cheaply made nunchucks, invited a neighborhood kid to come over, and let him use them for a while … but after seeing that he was having great difficulty, I took them from him, did a few moves and busted him over the head. The kid fell to the ground, then got up holding his head and took off running to his parents while crying loudly. I was in trouble; the parents came over to talk to mine, but nothing came of it, other than he wasn’t allowed to come over and play anymore.
My dad decided to go buy me some practice-style nunchucks that were made of foam. Who in the hell wants foam nunchucks?
Anyway, years later, I now not only have a huge collection of real nunchucks ranging from metal, wood, and glow-in-the-dark acrylic, mini-chucks, tele-chucks, studded, you name it, I also have a huge array of various martial art weapons.

…None of that may have to do with my favorite style of Wing Chun and Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, but the point is, I showed an interest early on and went through various studies and different styles before realizing just what the core philosophies behind Bruce’s Jeet Kune Do really was. It was a combination of multiple styles, but unlike traditional martial arts, there was no particular style or traditions in Jeet Kune Do. If something worked you kept it, and if other aspects of a style was a waste or not as efficient, you trashed it. Jeet Kune Do doesn’t try to be showy and flashy either, as one of the main principles is the simplicity and the way of the intercepting fist.

One of Bruce Lee’s primary, original styles was Wing Chun. There for the longest he kept his kicks below the waist and mainly incorporated the direct movements, trapping, and blocking techniques of Wing Chun. Out of all the styles, it is by far my favorite. If one could take some extra grappling classes and perhaps learn some pressure point techniques in combination with this style, you would, in my opinion, be better equipped than most martial artists of today.

If anybody knows very much about this subject, they will also be very familiar with what is known as a Wing Chun Dummy. This particular wooden dummy is a thick wooden post with three arms and a leg mounted on a slightly springy frame representing a stationary human opponent. Although representative of a human opponent, the dummy is not a physical representation of a human, but an energetic one. Wooden dummy practice aims to refine a practitioner’s understanding of angles, positions, and footwork, and to develop full body power. It is here that the open hand forms are pieced together and understood as a whole. Personally, I find these things to be way too expensive.

When I was a teenager, a basic wooden Wing Chun Dummy cost around six or seven hundred plus. Now, after checking on the web, these things are up to over a thousand dollars! This is another reason why I used to build my own. Yes, it was a cheap imitation, but I’d go out in the woods and build with trees, to practice this style of martial arts. Another good thing about using these wooden targets, is that it toughens up your arms and blocking areas, such as your forearms.

Anyway, I’m not going to promote the idea of kicking and punching trees, albeit it is cheaper than the Wing Chun Dummy; ha! One thing that I never was pleased with, concerning Wing Chun, was their lack of weaponry. Advanced students got to use large Butterfly Knives (a little shorter than short swords), a.k.a. Double Knives, and what they called a Long Pole. At any rate, I suppose it doesn’t matter in my case, because I have enough weapons to perform my own training without the limitation of a style or a tradition (hey, that sounds like Jeet Kune Do).

The title of this Hub sort of represents Bruce’s transition from Wing Chun to his own form of martial arts, Jeet Kune Do. Now, I can’t type about every style and method he tried and tested throughout his short life, as it would take way too long. However, I will say that I have never heard of a guy training harder than he did. At age 13, Bruce Lee started lessons in the Wing Chun style of kung-fu for self-defense reasons. Well, over the next 19 years, he transformed his knowledge into a science, an art, a philosophy and a way of life. In fact, while reading over his main book, best seller, “Tao of Jeet Kune Do,” I was more interested in his philosophy than anything else. I bought my copy about 17 years ago, and actually waited a couple years before reading it because at the time I was still studying some of the more ancient arts of kung-fu.

I’ve did most of my training via self, although I have took traditional Karate classes that I found to be rather limiting. I detest being restricted to a certain style or limited to a certain way of thinking, etc. This applies to a lot of things in life, which Bruce Lee obviously integrated into his way of fighting. I remember when taking classes, I’d have a few minutes before class started to practice my own moves, etc. Then the sensei would come into the room, and here we go with boring, boring, basic stiff moves. That reminds me of another aspect of Wing Chun, as it thrives on relaxed muscles, as tension reduces punching speed and power. This also helps with the center-line punches & movements. Wing Chun techniques are generally “closed,” with the limbs drawn in to protect the central area and also to maintain balance. In most circumstances, the hands do not move beyond the vertical circle that is described by swinging the arms in front, with the hands crossed at the wrists. To reach outside this area, footwork is used. A large emphasis and time investment in training Chi Sao exercise emphasizes positioning to dominate this center-line. The stance and guard all point at or through the center to concentrate physical and mental intent of the entire body to the one target.

Well, I’ve rambled enough about this subject. I’ll leave it up to you to do your research on Wing Chun and Bruce Lee’s awesome Jeet Kune Do way of life…

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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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The ‘Comment Section’ for the Article about ‘Gray Aliens’

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A couple weeks ago, I wrote a thought-provoking article over at the main section of this website, entitled “Feeding Habits & Longevity and/or Lifespan of the Gray Aliens?

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Well, after writing that page, I quickly realized that this particular subject may be one that many folks would like to comment on.  …And since the main site (not the blog section) doesn’t contain a ‘comment field’ or anything of the like, I thought it would be a good idea to link this post to the bottom of that particular article, in hopes that people would use the comment section here, to provide their thoughts, ideas, etc., on this lovely subject matter.

I have already received a couple comments about that article via e-mail correspondence, and I will copy them in the comment field, in a few moments.

Other than that, there is no need to elaborate any further about the subject above the fold, as the whole point is to discuss it down below – when concerning the article I wrote about the Gray Aliens; cheers!

Side Note: If for some reason you have landed here without reading the original page, and would still like to comment about this subject, please first visit http://www.perpendicularity.org/gray-aliens-lifespan-feeding.html and then proceed to comment accordingly here – while trying to, at the very least, maintain a level of relevancy and somewhat have a personal grasp of logical coherence; ta-da!

Recent Alien-related Article:  “Big Green Reptilian Aliens – Physical Characteristics

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Now, to act as a content filler for this blog post, I’ll add a fictional, humorous piece about gray aliens that got removed from another website, due to quality standard issues, nature of the subject, whatever, even though the whole reason for the post below is to improve my internal link structure for better SEO:

“Top 5 Things you can do to Prevent an Abduction from the Gray Aliens

gray_aliensYes folks, many of you have seen these strange, gray aliens coming down from their tinfoil spaceships, just to reek havoc upon your cattle or, even worse, your bunghole! This post is not about cattle mutilations, crop circles or anything of the like, but it is about saving you; yes, you, the glorious Homo sapiens that struts their stuff on the catwalk of ignorance.

Are you sick & tired of getting abducted by freakin’ aliens? Personally, I’ve managed many ways to derail those gray bastards from my crib, but it’s those green reptilian aliens that I’ve had trouble effectively dealing with, although that’s another story entirely…

Anyway, lets not waste time talking about the nature of the beast, as this post is simply here to inform those that are fed up with being abducted by those plastic-looking, long-armed, little gray beings with all the fancy gizmos, remote controllers, vibrating boxes, flying saucers, piercing telepathic powers, you name it! I seen one up close one time, and it had eyes under its eyes. So yeah, we got problems here… Especially when things start showing up at your house that looks like it had more plastic surgery than a typical celebrity; yikes!

Okay, now that we got the intro out of the way, lets proceed with the top 5 most effective things you can do to save yourself upon an anal invasion, oops, I mean alien abduction.

1) The little Gray Aliens really, really hate human-sculpted magnets. Somehow or another, it screws their hardwired microchips into oblivion and with the proper use of such when dealing with these critters, you’ll need a how-to guide on how to properly dispose of a dysfunctional gray alien, to say the least! Anyway, I like to use the magnets on the back of my subwoofers, as they are fairly large. I suppose any magnets will work, but as they say, bigger IS better! Just have ’em lying around your bed, in your room, etc. If you decide to leave the house, being the hunter and gatherer you Homo erectus people are, uh, I mean Homo sapiens, Cro-Magnon man, whatever, you might want to at least have a few small magnets in your pocket. Finding magnets in an electronic world shouldn’t be a problem – just think speakers, for example.

2) As we all know, Gray Aliens are not the most athletic of beings and are never very physically active. Their muscles are like noodles due to the zero gravity in deep space (click here for Zero Point Energy) and low artificial gravity in their spaceships, and their brains are the size of, well, I don’t know how big their brains are, but they are a lot bigger than ours! Anyway, these guys totally detest deodorant! Yes, and now you wonder why many of the abductees look like they just crawled out of a trash can. Hey, you know how they like to abduct cows and small farm animals… Think about it!

3) Here, you are going to have to spend some money to be safe. Buy Moldavite! This is an ET-based crystal from another world that landed here many years ago. I found this through my metaphysical journey while decorating my house one year. I’m not really into the metaphysical crystals or healing stones but this stuff works, when it comes to avoiding those pesky, anal-probing alien abductions from the Grays! Just buy a few pieces and keep it on ya at all time, or tape it on your pocket magnets, whatever works, as Moldavite to them is like Kryptonite to Superman.

4) Gray aliens can’t eat food like we can. They suck and absorb nutrients through their plastic-doll-looking body via finger tips, so always have on hand some Holy Water from a local preacher, preferably a Catholic preacher or any fluid from a crazy Pentecostal Church. The corrupt water or fluid of your choice from those sources, will totally plug the suction cups from the alien’s finger tips, right up!

5) Now this next method is just plain gross, but going by what some past abductee named Billy Bob ____ (he elected to leave his last name blank, for privacy) said, if you eat enough spicy chili every night before you go to bed, that the Gray Aliens have a detector for various combustible gases and will not even think twice about probing your rectal region while your bloated, flatulent self is sleeping comfortably – nor will they abduct you. Yeah, talk about TMI (too much info)!

6) Uh, there is no #6 method that is truly effective; can’t you read? Oh, my bad… Yeah, so there you have it. Bring a magnet, wear deodorant when possible, spend money online and purchase some moldavite crystals, go to a crazy, sin-filled church, and eat heavily on gaseous food, and, uh, everything should be just fine! Dang, it sounds like America with a credit card, so why are the aliens still here???

Please note that, for the most part, you only have to do one out of those top 5 things to be effective.  Sleep well and never quit looking up at the skies… Ha-ha!

Side Note: Even though this is just a creative scrap of tidbits, feel free to share your true stories in the glorious comment field; cheers!