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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

What is the Intifada?, Random Stuff, and More

If you don't know much about the Middle East or the Israeli/Palestine conflict in particular then you probably won't know much about what the Intifada actually means... Clarifying this is the point of this post...
- it's effectively a conflict between Israelis/Jews and Palestinians/Muslims over territory and their rights/claim to it. Religious conflicts have been the cornerstone of Middle East for thousands of years. The irony is that they are correct. In spite of much religion being a combination of truth, lies, mis-interpretation, etc... you basically need people who are 'effectively perfect' to deal with this? Look in the Apocalypse section of many religions and it's the same theme over and over again? The funny thing is that people in the Middle East are sort of half bemused by the military mechanations of the Middle East?
Jerusalem - Media flashpoints and erased narratives - The Listening Post (Full)
Why is Israel moving to ban Al Jazeera
'US lit candle of truth, dispel the darkness' -  Israeli PM on American Jerusalem veto in UNSC
Hazrat Mohammad and Hazrat Ali
Ya Ali, Ya Hussein 
CNN political contributor Hilary Rosen has come under fire for calling a Georgetown student dressed in a bacon suit an anti-Semitic bigot.

'Look at the guy in the "bacon suit",' Rosen tweeted with a photo of the student standing up dresesd in a bacon-themed onesie during the basketball game between Georgetown and Syracuse on Saturday.

'This is a Georgetown #Hoyas fans anti-Semitic smear to the Syracuse team,' she added in the tweet that has since been deleted off of her [70]Twitter page.
Another user claiming to be the bacon-suit wearing guy's friend tweeted: 'He wears the suit because his last name is Bacon. Don't create your own narrative and delete this tweet.'

One person tweeted: 'You should be extremely embarassed by this. I hope there are repurcussions for you implying someone is a racist.' 

Once folks got wind of her tweets on Twitter, several criticized her for using 'misinformation' and urged her to delete her tweets.
- accusations of 'skewed coverage' common...
The angry Arab _ Covering Donald Trump's Jerusalem move _ The Listening Post
Jerusalem - Media flashpoints and erased narratives - The Listening Post (Full)
- history of Israel get's complicated very quickly...
- a lot of people just don't understand the Jewish perspective? Once again, history tracks only a tiny fraction of their history. They were clearly the most conservative of the major religions. They understood that given the present circumstances they would always be a minority. Their only guarantee of security (in the absence of divine intervention) was always tying themselves in a security arrangement with a stronger power or engaging in covert/hybrid warfare in order to ensure the security of their state even if it meant compromising particular aspects of their general character. Hence, their present set of circumstances? The irony is that deep down they know that without an intermediary component (from 'up above') who can provide clarification or else an adequate exchange to forgive their 'original sin' (their words, not mine) they will be forever under stress/attack (the reason why/how the pre-cogs/prophets come into this is because it's clear that they could have mis-interpreted something, lied, didn't understand the best moment to move, etc?) 
Israelis - What is the difference between Zionism and Judaism
Rebel Rabbis - Anti-Zionist Jews Against Israel
Talk to Al Jazeera - Rabbi Dovid Weiss - Zionism has created 'rivers of blood'
Lord Rothschild Explains How They Created Zionism And Israel!
Head to Head - Is Zionism compatible with democracy
- the word itself has many different conotations and actually reminds me of the perception of all Islamists/Muslims as being possible violent jihadists?
Intifada (انتفاضة intifāḍah) is an Arabic word literally meaning, as a noun, "tremor", "shivering", "shuddering".[1][2] It is derived from an Arabic term nafada meaning "to shake", "shake off", "get rid of",[1] as a dog might shrug off water, or as one might shake off sleep,[3] or dirt from one's sandals,[4] and is a key concept in contemporary Arabic usage referring to a legitimate uprising against oppression.[5] It is often rendered into English as "uprising", "resistance", or "rebellion".

The concept intifada was first utilized in modern times in 1952 within the Kingdom of Iraq, when socialist and communist parties took to the streets to protest the Hashemite monarchy, with inspiration of the 1952 Egyptian Revolution. In the Palestinian context, with which it is particularly associated, the word refers to attempts to "shake off" the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the First and Second Intifadas,[5][6] where it was originally chosen to connote "aggressive nonviolent resistance",[1] a meaning it bore among Palestinian students in struggles in the 1980s and which they adopted as less confrontational than terms in earlier militant rhetoric since it bore no nuance of violence.[4]
- Jews have a bizarre place in world history? Small population relative to rest of world but dramatic impact (whether good or bad)?
100 years after one of the most contested documents of Arab history
- the nature of the of the conflict itself is hugely problematic. If you knew about the core reasons why and how religions seem to differ you might not be so quick to dismiss the underlying basis for contention and conflict. It's as much about who gets to run things as to?
- the nature of politics in the Middle East is extremely awkward. Some political parties are right on the line between paramilitary, terrorist, political group (that said, if you can't afford a genuinr military this may be your only choice?)? 
- life is a struggle. Israeli soldiers litter the streets. Constant surveillance. Israeli's clearly worried about the surivival of their race, religion, and state... Geo-political perspective says that Israel is there to push US/Western perspective on the Middle East
Stories From the Intifada (Part 1) - Al Jazeera World
Stories from the Intifada (Part 2) - Al Jazeera World
- Israeli perspective is that Jerusalem is one of the most stable areas of the Middle East... Depending on who's perspective you decide to take Israel and Palestinian territories can either belong to one or the other based on theology and/or history as well?
'Only US has credibility when it comes to mediating Israeli-Palestinian conflict' - Haley to UNSC
- either way Jerusalem has become a focal point of world attention whether for good reasons or bad?
- the general public clearly doesn't really know what 'Occupied Territories' actually means (Israeli's control the borders and lives of people in what some people would classify as 'Stolen Territories'? Under 1967 agreement and Balfour agreement arbitrary lines were effectively drawn up determining where Israelis and Palestinians should live. Continuing military conflict and 'settlements' have changed things drastically though...)? 
UpFront - Will a 'third intifada' help the Palestinian cause
- all sorts of strangeness in the 'Occupied Territories'. Palestian kids engaged in the war against Israeli occupation as well? It's almost like a classic 'frenemy' type relationship? It feels like they mean harm to one another but wouldn't know what to do if they no longer had that other enemy (despite what they say about mutual respect for one another's religions in particular?)? I suspect that Jews as well as Muslims may feel 'lonely' in the event that either side achieves 'conversion' or 'elimination' of the other side? LOL Note, that in most of the religions they call for the elimination of all other religions during the 'End of Times' and that their respective God/religion shall ultimately rule over the entire Earth?
Digital Intifada (Full Length)
- wonder what a genuinely neutral traceback would reveal?
- latest incarnation of this fight is the BDS movement...
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (also known as BDS and the BDS Movement) is a global campaign attempting to increase economic and political pressure on Israel to end what it describes as violations of international law. The BDS campaign calls for "various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law".[1] The stated goals of BDS are:[2] the end of Israel's occupation and settler colonization of Palestinian land and the Golan Heights, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and acknowledgement of the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

The campaign, organised and coordinated by the Palestinian BDS National Committee,[3] was started on 9 July 2005 by over 170 Palestinian non-governmental organizations in support of the Palestinian cause for boycott of Israel, disinvestment from Israel and international sanctions against Israel. Citing a body of UN resolutions and specifically echoing the anti-apartheid campaigns against white minority rule in apartheid era South Africa.[4] Protests and conferences in support of the campaign have been held in a number of countries around the world.

There is considerable debate about the scope, efficacy, and morality of the BDS movement.

Supporters of BDS compare the movement with the 20th century anti-apartheid movement and view their actions similar to the boycotts of South Africa during its apartheid era, comparing the situation in Israel to apartheid.[5][6][7] Critics of BDS vehemently repudiate the charge that Israel is an apartheid state, asserting, among other things, that in Israel (outside of the West Bank) "Jews and Arabs mix freely and increasingly live in the same neighborhoods...there is no imposed segregation" and that Arabs and Jews interact together in any mall, restaurant, or hospital in Israel.[8]

Critics further argue that the BDS movement disincentivizes the Palestinian leadership from negotiating with Israel at present,[9] and that it is antisemitic[10][11] in the form its opposition to Zionism takes,[12][13] in resembling historic boycotts such as the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses[14][15][16] and in promoting the delegitimization of Israel.[17][18]
- if the Jewish claim is valid then it's obvious what they did wrong. Timing? What's also obvious is that if they had followed through on instructions things should have been fine. Things obviously aren't which means something's gone wrong either way...

- when you examine some of the miracles of old Messianic figures things are really interesting. Reminds me a bit of FUD of modern politics at times? For instance, what on Earth do some of the miracles that they performed (for instance, walking on water, healing, raising the dead, splitting the moon, etc...) really have to do with the world of 'saving people'? Kim Jong Un is clearly a man of extraordinary talents? LOL
Brazil clown turned lawmaker says he will not run again
- it's as though people are trying to convince themselves that they're doing God's work to assuage their own consciousnesses at times?
- I don't think many people actually realise if and how the system is rigged at all? If it didn't have genuine impact on people's lives you could laugh at the madness of it all? Go through a name list of modern parliaments and congress and you'll notice how in Australia and the US despite affirmative action programs there still aren't many indigenous people in positions of genuine influence? Recognition of indiginous populations occurred very late. Look deeply into background of elite. Even those who have migrated have tended to have an advantage of some sort in their home country? The systemic rigging often makes no sense and is funny at times?
1788 - First fleet in Australia
1967 - Recognition of Aboriginal rights in Australia
Civil Rights Movement
Abolition of Slavery
“This is a rigged system," said the Republican president, who won in 2016 despite gaining more than three million fewer votes than his contender Hillary Clinton.

Republican vs. Democrat: No difference

According to Becker, the West Coast correspondent of the A.N.S.W.E.R coalition, this is not a  Trump statement and it actually reflects “the reality” of the country.

“The big banks, the military industrial corporations, oil companies and other resource-based companies constitute the core of power inside of the United States,” he said.

There is practically no difference between a Democrat or a Republican to run the White House, he further suggested, adding that in either case, “we have huge military budgets in the United States, bigger than the rest of the world’s military budgets combined” that serve the true powers in the country’s political system.
Colonialism, slavery, or the caste system -- whatever may be the systems that have been used to oppress, humiliate, subjugate, monetize, and control humans continue to show very real scars visible in society all over the world today. Considerable, generational damage takes a long time to repair and in India, this is most visible in the shattered confidences amongst its poor and unprivileged.

So it's not surprising to hear NavGurukul's founders say that the biggest challenge they encountered in skilling their wards was in trying to reverse the lack of self belief. Along the way, students at NavGurukul also receive the benefits of a counsellor, learn meditation and yoga, and are exposed to the worlds of gender and LGBT rights via guest lecturers.
- the key mechanism through which the elite have rigged their system is knowledge? They've effectively declared every single domain of life a 'domain of warfare'? An area from which to profit. The irony is that if you want to make a little money on the side you can simply watch what the elite are doing and engage in 'mirror trades' (copying the trading patterns of those who are successful)? Look for strong correlation between GDP growth in countries that are involved in war in particular (start and end)? Notice, Middle East is continually is continually in 'divide and conquer' mode? Look for start and end of wars. Look at how strongly linked the economies of those participating in intervention are linked and how the country in question is also linked? 
- an alternate way to achieve happiness? If you can't create genuine happiness find an 'escape' of some sort? People use all sorts of methods including hobbies, recreation, religion, etc...
- obvious what many of the elite have been thinking. They think that they can somehow 'crack the code/protocols' to gain access to Heaven/Nirvana (if it exists) or becoming pre-cogs/prophets themselves (why else would they have state based research programs into remote viewing, prayer, psychics, etc in may countries and religions?). Look back in history this becomes very obvious (history of secretive)? They don't get it? Each and every person takes a different path through life which means that they are no templates that are possible? Moreover, it's a push/pull relationship with regards to access to the 'Holy Spirit' (if it exists)(it's basically a communication, off-board processing, transport, power, etc... mechanism of some sort?). Torture of any 'Ascended Being' of any form will lead to break down of electro-chemical body and ultimately nothing? In a way, if the system is this strict it makes sense?
- obviously, they're much more advanced then people on Earth in every way? My guess is that if passage into the 'Afterlife' is the way I think it may work then basically their will generally be a group on Earth at all times (Ascension is basically a transmutation/download/upload process of some sort if I'm correct?)?
An even greater 61 per cent said "yes" when asked if they believe in "some form of life on other planets". Roughly a quarter said they do not believe intelligent life exists beyond Earth, researchers at Glocalities said.

Among those who believe we are not alone in the universe, 60 per cent said we should try to seek contact with alien civilisations, it found.
- technically, all of the religions are supposed to be based on true pre-cogs/prophets? The intriguing thing is that they all seem to be composed of a combination truth, lies, mis-interpretations, etc... What's more intersting for me is the following. None of the pre-cogs/prophets are really '100% perfect' though despite what people may say (check all of their histories. Core ideas seem soid though?)? 
most logical religion
- if 'Ascended Beings' did create the Universe (and the nature of their bodies is as I've theorised) then technically it may be a matter of seeing their impact but not necessarily them directly (a bit like gravity and magnetism for the moment until physics on Earth advances to sufficient level to be able to see them more directly?)?
Newly discovered Goliath galaxies from early universe hint at massive dark matter trove
- Eastern religions far more useful regarding underlying nature of 'Ascended Beings' (if they exist). Same story throughout over and over again. Nationalism, superiority, and culture is often a focal point? Part of me thinks that if they are real they've somehow stripped the 'mass component' from their bodies? This allows for FTL capability and explains a lot regarding their communication mechanisms (if they exist)?
While Shinto has no founder, no overarching doctrine, and no religious texts, the Kojiki (the Ancient Chronicles of Japan), written in 712 CE, and the Nihonshoki (Chronicles of Japan), written in 720 CE, contain the earliest record of Japanese creation myths. The Kojiki also includes descriptions of various kami.[3]:39

In the ancient Shinto traditions there were five defining characteristics of kami:[11]

Kami are of two minds. They can nurture and love when respected, or they can cause destruction and disharmony when disregarded. Kami must be appeased in order to gain their favor and avoid their wrath. Traditionally, kami possess two souls, one gentle (nigi-mitama) and the other assertive (ara-mitama); additionally, in Yamakage Shinto, kami have two additional souls that are hidden: one happy (sachi-mitama) and one mysterious (kushi-mitama).[3]:130
Kami are not visible to the human realm. Instead, they inhabit sacred places, natural phenomena, or people during rituals that ask for their blessing.
They are mobile, visiting their places of worship, of which there can be several, but never staying forever.
There are many different varieties of kami. There are 300 different classifications of kami listed in the Kojiki, and they all have different functions, such as the kami of wind, kami of entryways, and kami of roads.
Lastly, all kami have a different guardianship or duty to the people around them. Just as the people have an obligation to keep the kami happy, the kami have to perform the specific function of the object, place, or idea they inhabit.
- notice that despite verification of dreams/visions/Holy Spirit being somewhat the same across the religions it's as though they operate differently with regards to 'miracles'. Pre-cogs/prophets need to re-charge at the closest 'Holy Spirit' recharge station? Is this because they can only engage in shenanigans a limited number of times before the crowds 'catch on'?
- why do people worry so much about labels and categorisation? One of the obvious funny contradictions in religion is that you can't really develop/have faith without experiencing something strange/miraculous yourself (such as dreams/visions, miracles, etc...)? It seems obvious, that these are somewhat of a series of markers indicating whether or not you've been given an invitation into an 'Afterlife' of some sort? Copying an example set by a particular pre-cog/prophet seems to be how religions seem to work?
In monotheistic thought, God is believed to be the Supreme Being and the principal object of faith.[3] The concept of God, as described by theologians, commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), divine simplicity, and as having an eternal and necessary existence.

God is most often[by whom?] held to be incorporeal (immaterial),[3] and to be without gender,[4][5][unreliable source?] although many religions describe God using masculine terminology, using such terms as "Him" or "Father" and some religions (such as Judaism) attribute only a purely grammatical "gender" to God.[6][unreliable source?] Incorporeity and corporeity of God are related to conceptions of transcendence (being outside nature) and immanence (being in nature, in the world) of God, with positions of synthesis such as the "immanent transcendence" of Chinese theology.[citation needed]

God has been conceived as either personal or impersonal. In theism, God is the creator and sustainer of the universe, while in deism, God is the creator, but not the sustainer, of the universe. In pantheism, God is the universe itself. In atheism, God is not believed to exist, while God is deemed unknown or unknowable within the context of agnosticism. God has also been conceived as the source of all moral obligation, and the "greatest conceivable existent".[3] Many notable philosophers have developed arguments for and against the existence of God.[7]

The many different conceptions of God, and competing claims as to God's characteristics, aims, and actions, have led to the development of ideas of omnitheism, pandeism,[8][9] or a perennial philosophy, which postulates that there is one underlying theological truth, of which all religions express a partial understanding, and as to which "the devout in the various great world religions are in fact worshipping that one God, but through different, overlapping concepts or mental images of Him."[10]

There are many names for God, and different names are attached to different cultural ideas about God's identity and attributes. In the ancient Egyptian era of Atenism, possibly the earliest recorded monotheistic religion, this deity was called Aten,[11] premised on being the one "true" Supreme Being and creator of the universe.[12] In the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, "He Who Is", "I Am that I Am", and the tetragrammaton YHWH (Hebrew: which means: "I am who I am"; "He Who Exists") are used as names of God, while Yahweh and Jehovah are sometimes used in Christianity as vocalizations of YHWH. In the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, God, consubstantial in three persons, is called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In Judaism, it is common to refer to God by the titular names Elohim or Adonai, the latter of which is believed by some scholars to descend from the Egyptian Aten.[13][14][15][16][17] In Islam, the name Allah is used, while Muslims also have a multitude of titular names for God. In Hinduism, Brahman is often considered a monistic concept of God.[18] In Chinese religion, God (Shangdi) is conceived as the progenitor (first ancestor) of the universe, intrinsic to it and constantly ordaining it. Other religions have names for God, for instance, Baha in the Bahá'í Faith,[19] Waheguru in Sikhism,[20] and Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism.[21]
- based on a simple search there doesn't seem to have been massively significant intervention by 'Ascended Beings' as of yet in military affairs on Earth?
prophet war
military prophetic vision
"Permission to fight is given to those who are fought against because they have been wronged -truly Allah has the power to come to their support- those who were expelled from their homes without any right, merely for saying, 'Our Lord is Allah'..." (Quran, 22:39-40)"
- if you don't have an enemy create a false enemy and then attempt to attack them? Watch older kids nowadays (younger kids don't seem to have this problem because they're 'clean'. It's not part of their 'programming'?). Their instinct is not to want to create friendships. They create cliques based on personal preferences (despite what people say about their lack of bias)? Based on what people say it's clear that they may not even be aware of their own biases? What's also clear is that if IQ theory is correct then most our intellects are fairly similar which means that 
What is the link between the UK Foreign Office and terrorist groups in Syria  (Going Underground)
- people deserve to have 'Hell on Earth'? From a philosophical perspective, it is literally the perfect hypocritical system? You can't advance without being a hypocrite yourself? There seem to be guards in place to stop certain types of people (idealists in particular) from making it through all the way to the top? What's worse is that people can't/don't recognise it, can't/won't do anything about it, etc? A good example if the following. Child of wealthier family will have access to better schoooling, tutors, stable upbringing, better healthcare, better opportunities to family/friend connections, etc... Child with poorer upbringing will likely have the exact opposite.
“While one is being imprisoned for stealing two eggs, those who stole millions go unpunished,” Aznavour, who is, for the record, Armenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland and UNESCO, told the French publication Nouvelles d’Armenie. According to AzerNews, he warned that if this keeps up, Armenia may disappear one day, and the leaders of the country will be responsible for this.
Fitts also says, “Here’s the magic trick. You don’t need everybody to change this.  It only takes 5% to 10% of the population to completely turn this around.  It doesn’t take everybody, and that is one of the things that has got them so scared. . . . We don’t need to implode the federal government.  We need to take it back, clean it up and get it to run according to the law.”
protest frequency by country
- exceedingly dumb 'Ascended Beings' would need to want to come down to help, exceedingly naive and dumb ones to help humans on the way up? Just finding it hard to believe that humans could break out of the current predicament without 'something drastic' happening?
You hear it in the way people talk — “The Arabs,” “The Jews” — about people with whom they have been sentenced to share a tiny patch of soil atop a ridge with no strategic value, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, and negotiating on and off for decades, with no end in sight.

The world knows Jerusalem by the Old City and its Golden Dome, its ancient wall from the time of Herod, its Holy Sepulcher, its rough-hewed stones flattered by brilliant sunlight.

But Jerusalem is not just its postcard vistas. A pilgrimage is not the same as living here. The day-in, day-out friction can be draining. And when the conflict bubbles up, even natives can question why they persist.
- if we are actually dealing genuine 'Ascended Beings' (who created the Universe) with 'several things looking for, navigational celestial bodies/mechanisms such as pulsars and stars of a certain type, exoplanets, etc... If they can buid celestial bodies then they will want some mechanism to make it easier to find their way home (unless they jumped straight to 'Hyperspace Window' type technology)? If they had planet building capability then technically their home planets would be similar? Given that it's possible they've mastered 'Ascension' type technology then it's clear that they could choose arbitrary planets on which they could inhabit? Searching for alien life negates to factor in that light speed is still finite which makes it useless in the overall context of things? Things may have progressed drastically in the time that it took for the light from a distant planet to reach Earth and it'll be the same vice-versa for any other civilisation which doesn't have FTL capability? If humans were somehow 'created' it would make more sense then not?
Newly discovered Goliath galaxies from early universe hint at massive dark matter trove
- if it's the same God (highly doubtful given inconsistencies and lack of proof across various religions and true pre-cogs/prophets are involved) then technically territorial disputes can be resolved by conducting a backtrace based on when/if a 'Final Group' arrives? Often many aren't in congruence though which leads to continuing conflict... Only way is via an AWT style weapon...
'Only US has credibility when it comes to mediating Israeli-Palestinian conflict' - Haley to UNSC
Anti US demonstration outside the US embassy in Beirut
- if you look closely enough you can avoid the Buffett theory whereby you need to know what to invest in in order to make some money? It's a bit like the truth. It doesn't matter what the truth is. It mainly matters what people listen to?
- given humanity's history and the constant theme of superiority of a particular race, religion, etc... and it's manifestation through eugenics, population control, war, etc... one wonders whether they are right. If there is an 'Afterlife' how many actually genuinely 'deserve it'?
Adama: I've asked you here to find out why the cylons hate us so much.
Sharon: I'm not sure I know how to answer that. I mean, hate might not be the right word.
Adama: I don't want to fence with you. I just want to know why.
Sharon: It's what you said at the ceremony before the attack when Galactica was being decommissioned. You gave a speech that sounded like it wasn't the one you prepared. You said that humanity was a flawed creation, and that people still kill one another for petty jealousy and greed. You said that humanity never asked itself why it deserved to survive. Maybe you don't.
(Pegasus Brig)
Six: Tens of thousands of cylons are about to die. Tens of thousands, Gaius. God will not forgive this sin.
Baltar: Do you think god will forgive this?
Gina: God forgives all.
(Galactica CIC; Pegasus, Cain's Office)
Adama: I've been thinking about what we talked about before. It's not enough to survive. One has to be worthy of surviving. That's all.
Starbuck: I think that's very wise, sir. Thank you.
“Death is the destination we all share; no one has ever escaped it. Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” ― Steve Jobs
- here's the problem if religion (is real and based on true pre-cogs/prophets) is a series of clues left by a more advanced civilisation then technically humanity must reach a sufficient level of advancement prior to understanding 'what it all means'?
- no one single 'Ascended Being' can speak for the entire of group as no single human can speak for the entire human race? At times, I wonder whether they consider humans to be mostly a waste of time? Hence, why any incidences of 'genuine contact' is so limited? One thing that is clear is that access to 'Holy Spirit' (if it exists) seems to be a push/pull relationship? This means that technically anyone who wants to 'take advantage of it' for their own ends can't? Access seems to be 'granted/earned'?
Mr. Elizondo, in his resignation letter of Oct. 4, said there was a need for more serious attention to “the many accounts from the Navy and other services of unusual aerial systems interfering with military weapon platforms and displaying beyond-next-generation capabilities.” He expressed his frustration with the limitations placed on the program, telling Mr. Mattis that “there remains a vital need to ascertain capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation.”
For his part, Mr. Reid said he did not know where the objects had come from. “If anyone says they have the answers now, they’re fooling themselves,” he said. “We do not know.”

But, he said, “we have to start someplace.”
F-35 vs UFOs
Project Blue Book - An Insider Speaks -- Brigadier General Stephen Lovekin, Esq.
Classic UFO Documentary 1970's - Real Footage _ Project Bluebook
- one of the obvious things is that it's very difficult to distinguish true pre-cogs/prophets from people who have sat down and written prophecies in a very 'crafty way'. In nowadays, states write rules and regulations in such a way that benefits them (regulatory arbitrage). 'Allied status; in current schemes means that they don't compete in certain areas
- one interesting thing is that people clearly don't know what 'God' (if he exists) actually stands for? People believe that God believes in truth, justice, etc... but there doesn't seem to be a way of verifying this? One of the most interesting things for me is that people just seem to want 'stuff' from God no matter what the cost? How is life on Earth vs Heaven/Nirvana (if it exists) any different then? Surely, if the rules are as they are written people on Earth won't like it? Earth is currently being 'observed' based on what I can intimate? Humans are just crazy either way? Continual theme of 'fear' by humans of other worldly species?
- clear that if there is a 'Final Group' they'll basically 'pull out' and then be able to  maintain it while being able to deal with the 'Empire Paradox' (genuinely look after as many people as possible without creating trouble for others elsewhere?)? US/West has sort of tried to emulate this through neo-colonialism/neo-liberalism but hasn't really been able to do it? 'Final Group' are to be untouched. Previous history is that pre-cogs/prophets that have 'been sent' have been killed, tortured, humiliated, etc... Suspect that if there is a 'Final Group' (if they exist) they may be radically different somehow? What must be frustrating is that humans have created the ultimate system that is based on hypocrisy? You can't live without knowing that you're part of it and you can't exist without being part of it? Retaliation, currying favour won't work with any potential 'Final Group' (if they exist)? Everyone plays a different role? Coercian and interrogation doesn't work for thousands of reasons. Primary being that electro-chemical body simply 'breaks down'...
- if any 'Final Group' finally arrives then there will be an 'auxiliary/support group as well? Find them, support them, train them, etc... and the 'Empire Paradox' should be overcome? Any new Empire scales 'up and out'. Internally everyone gets a fair shot and everybody will see that the new model works much better and want to change without requiring co-ercian? Private notes of Einstein, Newton, Galileo, Bohr, Ramanujan, Mendel, Da Vinci, etc... likely to yield a lot more information. Note that while the Illuminati were supposedly presented to be anti-religious they seemed to be intensely interested in it? Newton went so far as to try and calculate when the 'End Times' would occur? They and a lot of others had to hide/encode their work due to persecution by various individuals and groups? Ironically, these guys seemed to 'validate' their work. Religions and science were supposed to be held to the same level/standard of 'authentication'? Here's the irony. Backtrace will likely yield an abundance of science, history, philisophy, medical, political, etc... thoughts. A lot (if not all) major problems solved but it comes at the cost of the world that we currently live in? Things will change?
Inside Story - How much of a threat are Russia and China to the US
Keiser Report - China’s ban on ‘foreign garbage’ (E1164)
- given the fact that certain aspects of religion breaks apart/away so much I wonder why don't people question things a bit more?
- you need to earn your way into this knowledge or else someone 'aides you' (someone who is already an 'Ascended Being' (if they exist)? If 'Ascended Beings' (if they exist) have somehow managed to go they've gone FTL it's clear what they've done. They've transmuted themselves into a material without mass?
- look at the tests (closely) that our system often administers and it feels like they are biased for people of certain groups (already wealthy, from Western background, etc...). Despite this, over time, it's become clear that 
- the current situation reminds me of the following classic mathematical formulae. If you're a hypocrite it's easier to advance then if you were pure (either 'purely good' or 'purely bad'?)?
Minus * Minus = Plus
Plus * Plus = Plus
Plus * Minus = Minus
Minus * Plus = Minus
- I wonder whether religion is the equivalent of telling children 'you're special' sometimes? People need something more to believe in? Religion has resulted in some genuinely bizarre acts at times? The only way it makes sense is if the original thinkers behind it were to explain things to you? That said, the works of some of the true pre-cogs/prophets are genuinely remarkable and has sort of withstood the test of time?
- if you examine history of religion some say that the elite have used it as a cover for their own greed? Cynics nowadays would say that the same thing continues with regards to military intervention in foreign lands based on criteria which often seems to make little sense
- if people are 'given Ascension' (if it exists) then technically equipment of some sort needs to be nearby? In the television series Battlestar Gallactica something called a 'Resurrection Ship' is on standby locally at all times to allow for this. Wonder whether there is something similar in place if 'Afterlife' is actually real? Biggest flaw over and over again in this investigation is that it always assumes that humans are always 'alone' and near the top of the chain in terms of intelligent species in the Universe? Just because humans can't do something, that they don't understand a level of science/physics that others can, doesn't mean that others can't?
- if humans can only detect a fraction of the Universe (95% is supposedly taken up by so called 'Dark Matter' how can they possibly begin to detect 'Ascended Beings' (if they exist)?
- notice that few countries have the genuine ability to verify a lot of what is 'said/discovered' by wealther countries?
- heaps of ways to acheive something similar to Virgin Birth. Possible to fake a Virgin birth through something like 'Artificial Insemination'? One episode of 'House' said that high levels of calcium possibly allow for it. If 'Ascended Beings' are real then technically this makes it more real as well...
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- examination of human behaviour is confounding at times? Humans did this to themselves? God or no God certain things are bound to re-occur from time to time? Life on Earth is depressing either way... 
In a way, if the religions are correct then perhaps it's a good thing that humans haven't figured out the protocols yet? If you read the area around 'End Times' carefully in each religion it feels like any 'Final Group' will work according to their particular way and then 'pull out' economically, scientifically, etc... Capitalism will 'scale up' forever? Given the nature of God then perhaps this is only achievable through creation of energy Ex-Nihilo? Separation of church and state sounds like a good idea but my guess is that they will be unified somehow in the end? One of the interesting things is that miracles in the past could sometimes be genuine but were often shams of some sort? Perhaps we continue this in some way through our stratification of society? Capitalism doesn't really work out because you have to provide quality work for cheaper before you can start to charge a decent rate? Capitalism in it's current form makes no sense? Technically, you're supposed to get 'less greedy/desperate' the higher up you move. In fact, this is reflected by differential tax rates but it seems inverted?
But at its heart, it's about Luke (played beautifully by Mark Hamill) insisting the age of the Jedi is over.

He rejects a binary, two-party system because it has bred a never-ending conflict. Sound familiar?

And you know what? He's right.

The almost eternal galactic conflict driven by Jedi and Sith, locking horns, is also about as close to an allegory for church and state as you can get.

The Jedi don't seek to rule and aren't evil at all, but just like with religion, they're used to prop up existing power structures.
- 'Ascended Beings' (if they exist) don't/can't interact with natural matter?  Each time they head into and out of FTL they have to create a trace. Communication creates a trace? Notice that across all religions if 'Ascended Beings' are real they can turn up in any shape and form? 'Angels' (if they exist) supposedly turn up as 'Ascended Being' form or else as humans. Some accounts have them turning up as animals?
- animals of different species growing up together. humans growing up with animals and vice versa...
- if religion is valid I wonder whether people would be upset with God for giving them 'Free Will' or not? Would they be upset that an AWT style technology had not been deployed yet? This seems to be the only way that the prophecies could come true in the 'End Times'? A way through which to get people to change 'en-masse' is through multi-layer non-lethal system? Wonder what 'collatoral damage' of AWT style weapon would be (in both lethal or non-lethal form) against average people? Not even certain whether measure of 'sin' is correct?
- I wonder whether the psychology and Freudian theory plays a role here? Namely, if a person is grows up in a healthy environment then over the long time they will be physically and psychologically more stable? Technically, if a person is relatively 'balanced' (and the world treats them reasonably well) then the less likely they will engage in more 'extreme activity/sins'? Reminds me of 'Sine Qua Non' (Latin for "Without Which Not"). It basically says that without certain things in life, life isn't really worth living? Also reminds me that our expectations may be a little too high at times? Look at many people in life? We see so much fault in people and one another that we fail to see their qualities? Obvious, what the elite have been trying to do. Over time, reduce the level/amount of sin over time. Technically, no pre-cog/prophet has been able to fulfil any/all of the Messianic prophecies to date (my guess is that they're actually supposed to achieve things in their own lifetime or at least leave a set of guidelines that make sense and lead to a 'better world'?)?
Lampkin: I always imagined you a realist, Admiral. Not one to indulge a vain hope at the cost of lives, but then everyone has his limits. Sine qua non as they say.
Adama: Without which not.
Lampkin: Yes, those things we deem essential, without which we cannot bear living. Without which life in general loses its specific value. Becomes, abstract.
- if you examine some of what the religions have tried 'there's a method to some of the madness'. There's actually a certain type of logic that you can trace through it. True pre-cogs/prophets lead to truth and good results, science, medicine, religion, etc... Follow the example of the true pre-cogs/prophets and it leads to an offer for 'Ascension' by 'Ascended Beings'? Confirmation that you are on the 'right track' is provided via pre-cog/prophetic visions and dreams? One obvious problem is that they didn't validate/check things as carefully as they should have? This (and general corruption) has ultimately led to much 'strangeness' in our religions?
- I wonder what would happen if there was a movement which stated that any weapons testing was bad? Given the role arms trade plays within world trade guessing elite would try to have it shut down?
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- it would be funny to know what goes through the minds of some animals sometimes? I expect one day humans may master 'Ascension' style technology. Will be interesting being able to communicate with both wild and domestic animals in a more 'direct fashion'?
After spending a few months observing macaque monkeys living in a Japanese forest, a group of scientists found a pattern of behavior they described as both "unusual" and "intriguing."

Adolescent female macaques climbed on top of a sika deer and crouched. Then, they moved their pelvises as if thrusting or grinding. They squeaked sexual sounds. They also bit, sniffed and pulled on the deer's antlers.

The deer, meanwhile, stood nonchalantly and continued foraging for food.

When the deer walked away, the female monkeys "often displayed sexually motivated tantrums which consist of crouching on the ground, body spasms and screaming, while gazing at the deer," the scientists wrote in a peer-reviewed study published this week in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
- would be funny to know what some 'Ascended Beings' (if they exist) are thinking at times?
Tigh: "No wonder we had to invent some compassionate god for them to believe in. We couldn't have them deify us, could we?"
Baltar: I see angels. Angels in this very room. Now I may be mad, but that doesn't mean that I am not right. Because there is another force at work here. There's always has been. It's undeniable. We've all experienced it. Everyone in this room has witnessed events that they can't fathom, let alone explain away by rational means. Puzzles, deciphered in prophecy. Dreams given to a chosen few. Our loved ones dead ... risen. Whether we want to call that God, or Gods, or some sublime inspiration, or a divine force that we can't know or understand, it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter. It's here, it exists, and our two destinies are entwined in its force.
- in a way, people are lucky. Since light travels at a finite speed they have ample opportunity to 'catch up'. If 'Ascended Beings' (if they exist) of some type did create the Universe then humans should be able to verify some things (potential home location, form, etc?)?
- Battlestar Gallactica scenario is so interesting in so many ways. Humans create their own 'children/robots' which rise up against them. Cycle continues over and over again... Seems somewhat similar to the nature of humanity at times? Just imagine your an alien? Humans must sound rediculous at times?
Mr Trump’s doctrine holds that nation states are in perpetual competition and that the US must fight on all fronts to protect and defend its sovereignty from friend and foe alike. While the administration often says that “America First” does not mean “America Alone,” the national security strategy to be presented by Mr Trump will make clear that the United States will stand up for itself even if that means acting unilaterally or alienating others on issues like trade, climate change and immigration, according to people familiar with the strategy.
- funny contradiction in capitalism. Two average people have an abundance of food when shared equally. One of them convinces the other that he is somehow more productive while the other goes hungry. Fair or not? Funny religious contradiction. Someone convinces everyone that he is the 'Chosen One' because he has slightly larger feet or bigger ears. All worship him because he has slightly larger feet or bigger ears as indicated in the prophetic visions or dreams of someone else? Makes sense or not? Funny contradiction in communism. Let's spread the unhappiness equally around, that way everyone will share their unhappiness/happiness. Worthwhile or not? Funny contradiction in modern society. We all believe in the principles of science but ultimately who BS's best wins? True or not?
- crazy predictions over and over again... Funny thing with a lot of these is that if enough people make enough predictions eventually one of them is going to be right?
world war prophets
- work of any 'Final Group' (if they exist) is obvious. Backtrace because humans couldn't be bothered doing their 'homework'? Do the 'homework' and you get an 'invitation'?
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- 'home location' of 'Ascended Beings' is variable because they can take different forms? Obviously, some can be 'stationed' on Earth? This means that technically this comes down to a question of convincing them to 'show themselves' (if they exist?)?
Heaven, or the heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where beings such as gods, angels, jinn, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or live. According to the beliefs of some religions, heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate, and earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife, or in exceptional cases enter Heaven alive.

Heaven is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to Hell or the Underworld or the "low places", and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the will of God. Some believe in the possibility of a Heaven on Earth in a World to Come.

Another belief is in an axis mundi or world tree which connects the heavens, the terrestrial world, and the underworld. In Indian religions, Heaven is considered as Svarga loka, and the soul is again subjected to rebirth in different living forms according to its karma. This cycle can be broken after a soul achieves Moksha or Nirvana. Any place of existence, either of humans, souls or deities, outside the tangible world (Heaven, Hell, or other) is referred to as otherworld.
-  ironically, if life was 'created' on Earth the logical plan would track that which seems to have been found in fossil records (especially if it were a 'science project' of some sort? Work from simple single cell based life to something far more complex/sophisticated...) Some evidence to suggest that 'Titans' were possible? Ironically, if 'Titan' theory is true then we can use their DNA as baseline to induce a 'clean reset' of that of humans (especially if there is a 'Fallen'?)? Most reviews indicate that finds thus far have been 'false' or 'fakes' thus far though? If real then it obviously means that once upon a time Earth was a 'Core Planet'? Humans and 'Ascended Beings' (if they exist) grew up and lived alongside one another?
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- so called 'miracles' much more difficult to judge/authenticate then you think. For instance, think about a 'water miracle'. 'Ground/Bernoulli effect' causes water to move as you move objects closer to it...
- as I've said previously my plan is to make sense of this all somehow and publish a book sometime down the track?

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- In addition to “supporting the troops,” the other common argument in Washington for runaway Pentagon spending is: jobs, jobs, jobs. And there can be no question that if you plow hundreds of billions of dollars into new weapons systems, you will create some new employment opportunities. What’s surprising is how relatively few jobs actually flow these days from such Pentagon expenditures.

In 2011, a study by economists from the University of Massachusetts made this blindingly clear.  What they showed was that military spending is the worst way to create jobs. Putting the same money into any other area—from infrastructure to transportation to alternative energy to healthcare or education—creates up to twice as many jobs as military spending does. If it’s about jobs, there are plenty of alternatives to throwing vast piles of tax dollars at a wasteful Pentagon.
- Wolff declared that "the financial economy is infinitely larger than the real economy and has been completely detached from the real economy by not producing anything of value."

"In the last 30 years it has become a huge casino in which money is simply pushed back and forth. Since the system is built on loans that need to be serviced, more and more money must be pumped into the system. The central banks, such as the IMF or the ECB, are the largest manipulators of the financial system. They are printing more and more money, which they now offer for zero or negative interest rates."

The financial system rules the world yet it seems impenetrable to most ordinary people, Wolff said.

"That's the way it's meant to be. Today, people in finance speak a language that a normal person can no longer understand. They hide behind it," Wolff said, likening the discourse to the "Doublespeak" in George Orwell's book 1984.

"You mustn't lose yourself in the details, you have to see the big picture. With derivatives, for example, there are all sorts of options — puts, options, calls, swaps. You don't have to know all the differences. You just have to know that derivatives are financial betting. And this huge bookmaker threatens us all."

Wolff said that the finance industry is to blame for many of the problems currently facing Europe, which at first glance seem unconnected.

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According to the experts, such an unwanted scenario can be ruled out when military cooperation with Russia is concerned.

"Russia will not stop delivering repair parts and providing maintenance assistance. Our planes will fly. This is the main advantage of buying weapons from a country with which there is no conflict of interests or immediate subordination," the expert pointed out.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the poll, conducted by YouGov and Statista, only 3 percent of Germans view capitalism very positively and 13 percent find something positive in the system. At the same time 40 percent of respondents believe that capitalism is a somewhat negative model, while 12 percent consider it as a highly negative phenomenon.

Answering a question on what they understand under capitalism, 60 percent of respondents said it was a system under which rich people are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. According to 41 percent of Germans, under capitalism exploitation of the weak takes place.

Only 32 percent of Germans believe that capitalism provides people with a chance to get rich using "good ideas." A quarter of the respondents see economic opportunities in the capitalist model.

The number of Germans believing that capitalism promotes unfair competition is higher than those thinking that it stimulates fair competition, or 21 percent and 12 percent respectively.

The poll was conducted in July with 1,009 respondents taking part.
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