Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 681 (Tidbits)

Lore of the Illuminati is the topic for Blake's Day 681 post on THE 800 DAYS weblog.  I agree with some of Blake's opening words for the post, that, "[...] there is too much information out there on this subject to be ignored [,,,]" however I'd have warned more about CONFIRMATION BIAS in the opening words if it were my blog post...

The topic of The Illuminati is an absolutely HUGE one - as multi-faceted as the topic of The Bilderberg Group, but Blake promises to re-visit this topic in future days of posting to The 800 Days blog. I'm glad for these plans because there's no way the topic of The Illuminati can be decently covered in just one or two blog postings.

I love the quote Blake placed only about a third of the way into the post and I am posting it here, too:

Stop throwing the Constitution in my face!
It's just a goddamned piece of paper!
- George W. Bush


I don't feel I should be adding or taking away from Blake's original post here so I'll turn my post into a short little critique and warning about Illuminati in pop-culture... while Blake goes on, within his blog post, to explain details about the Illuminati for those who might not know much about this group.

My critique is against pop-culture renditions of or perceptions of The Illuminati based on popular fiction such as the enormously successful Da Vinci Code by writer, Dan Brown.

Now Da Vinci Code is an outstanding piece of fiction - but it has MANY misleading details, the most dangerous of which happens to be its opening words which immediately make the claim that what follows in the book is largely fact - the historical locations, pieces of art, etc.

What the fictitious novel really is - is a whole bunch of historical accuracies mixed in with fiction to make confirmation biases and make a story flow... PERIOD.

One extremely AWESOME thing about Dan Brown's book, however, is that IT RAISES QUESTIONS on a number of topics - historical accuracy, Mary Magdelene, Jesus, Illuminati, Ancient Scholarship, etc. This is awesome - but the draw backs here are that a person pretty much has to take a fine-toothed comb through the entire book in order to sort the facts from fiction.

This is a process I am currently and actively plodding through with painstaking deliberateness.

Suffice it to say that if Da Vinci Code is your only reference source connected with what you know about The Illuminati, you will have a lot of learning to do. I'm sure you'll find Blake's post on the topic of Illuminati more along the side of fact than you will the pop-culture thriller novel Da Vinci Code by Mr. Brown.

I must say - I have enjoyed the Dan Brown book immensely and am about to attempt my third read-through of the novel at the end of March. Before I start re-reading, however, I am poring through some Apocrypha works just so I will be well acquainted with some Scriptures outside the Christian Canon which are referred to in the Da Vinci Code book.

I urge you to go read what Blake has written on the topic of The Illuminati - and take some time to have a really good look at all the images he has posted - they're very impressive, indeed! I am particularly taken with the last image on the blog post... the hand-pyramid and the eye within, including radiating lines that extend beyond the hands.

The Day 681 post is associated with Tuesday February 8 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 682 (Tidbits)

Can U say B-I-L-D-E-R-B-E-R-G-S?

Blake can - and does... he says a LOT about the Bilderberg Group over on THE 800 DAYS blog for the Day 682 post.

I find the topic of the Bilderbergs fascinating but there's so much to unravel, connected with this group of elite individuals that I often find myself distracted and going off on tangents when I attempt to study about The Bilgerbergs. There are oh, so many elites involved in this group, each with significant histories and biographical details. *Note, the Bilderbergs or Bilderbergers or Bilderberg group isn't a family name or connection - they're called such because at their first major meeting, they assembled at The Hotel de Bilderberg in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

It was a closed meeting of elites back in 1954 and has become an annual occurrence (by invitation only) ever since - with outsiders being able to garner very little information about what goes on inside the meetings. Hotel de Bilderberg in Amsterdam is not always the location for the meetings anymore but the meetings have been going on annually for almost 60 years now!

Blake has a few interesting images up on the Day 682 post, including a chart of "The Round Table" that many conspiracy theories hold close in mind each time Bilderberg meeting members and the elite are mentioned. The Round Table shows how many elite entities such as The Bilderberg group, United Nations, The Trilateral Commission and more might be connected in a giant, connected larger entity...

Interesting stuff - but watch for confirmation biases, please, whenever dealing with Conspiracy Theories.

It may be that questions arising from meetings that seem strange, conspiratorial, etc., are more important than solid conclusions at this point... we really don't know what the Bilderbergers discuss - it's best not to jump to final conclusions yet, eh?

The Day 682 post is associated with a whole bunch of elites and Monday February 7 2011.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 683 (Tidbits)

A poem dedicated to Blondepoet/Debbie Murray is what is in store for you once you visit Blake's Day 683 post over on THE 800 DAYS blog.

To my knowledge, Blondepoet is someone Blake has never met as she lives in Australia. I'm familiar with Blondepoet from a writing site we all frequent and so I have a special interest in this poem - about a person Blake and I both know of but have never met. I've read Blondpoet's writings online, too.

My fave lines of the poem:

  • To write our poems and sing songs for people we shall never meet, and singing words to people who we shall know only inn our dreams,
  • but never do remember when we wake from the walking sleep upon a morning glorious sweeter once it is weened
I'm not positive I kept with the line structure Blake intended for these two lines but I hope he will forgive the line manipulation in favour of my presenting the lines on my blog to indicate the powerful message about acquaintanceship/friendship over distances...

In my interpretation of the poetry, the narrator (possibly Blake, maybe an anonymous narrator within the poem) is basically saying - "Distance is NOTHING... personal connection with people is everything and is what is important."

I also like the end of the third line, the message, "[...] and our two worlds collide" - very graphic, apt, metaphorical but powerful...

I also really love the balance brought about by the last few words of the last line, "[,,,] like so many a fairytale completes." What an awesome way to wrap up a poem with balance in both temporal concept (distances bridged) but literal suggestion (end of poem, completion of fairy tale).

The Day 683 post is associated with Sunday February 6 2011.

Day 684 (Tidbits)

Freedom of Speech and what Anonymous Hacktivists think of Freedom of Speech are on Blake Hall's THE 800 DAYS BLOG, for entry Day 684.

And since an important document is outlined regarding human rights and freedom of speech, I'm keeping my post to an absolute minimum here.

I think it is important for people to read and understand their rights and I've found that many people do not even understand their human rights...

Without further delay, go read about rights and I'll knock off early on this post.

The Day 684 post contains important information about Human Rights and is associated with Saturday February 5 2011.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 685

Innovations in Internet Technology are the focus of Blake Hall's Day 685 entry over on THE 800 DAYS blog. In particular, a worry that the internet is running out of email addresses seems to have put Blake into tech-hunt mode.

Tech-hunt mode - a hunt to find out about new technology - namely for the problem of the internet running out of email addresses!

Actually - I never thought I would even hear of such a thing - but then I read some information on the news sites saying that millions of brand new internet users log on and create new accounts every single day and this count has been high like this for almost a decade... I'm not sure if what I've read is completely accurate but if the numbers are even half what is stated - WOW - there are tons and tons of email addresses and webspace being used up.

Luckily, Blake has been digging up some information which says that expert tech people have already been working on this problem for a long time and have a way to introduce a new technology/format for the internet that will allow for 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 unique addresses...

Oh, there are all those numbers again... but I'm not going to let all those numbers bother me at all today.

The important thing is that this new technology is going to be ready to go and large networks can start switching over to this new format, called IPv6 anytime.

There are more details on dates (when IPv6 will have a test run, etc) over in Blake's article on the blog.

The Day 685 article is about new internet technology called IPv6, and is associated with Friday February 4 2011.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Day 686 (Tidbits)

It was hard for me to wrap my head around the content on Day 686 of the ongoing THE 800 DAYS blog. This is only because Day 686 involves HARD SCIENCE and I'm admittedly a pseudo-science geek, and also a social science fan. Hard Science experimentation, data and numbers are things I can manage but tend to shy away from as I like feelings, people, mystical ideas much more than numbers and hard absolutes.

Mind you - I think we're finding out in this day and age that our trust in Hard Sciences is misplaces, are we not? I mean - even quantum physics fields are starting to show us that our concept of time and space as linear or even "clockwork" things - is all WRONG!

Eh... goin' off on a tangent now - and bringing the topic around to things I like more (trashing hard sciences? lol), which isn't very respectful to our Blake Hall and his 800 Days Project/Blog - so I will get back to the topic Blake wrote about over on his blog...

Wow, Blake discloses that the Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 20th Anniversary of operation! I suppose I've taken this item for granted as the telescope has been in existence for most of the period of my life whereby I've understood what the huge machine actually is! I was a young adult when this scientific gadget was unveiled and shown to the world...but now, Blake has put out an info-article telling that NASA is reporting the Hubble Telescope has recently found something quite amazing...

No, it's not a star... not a satelitte, nor is it a new planet...

It's a WHOLE (freakin') GALAXY that Hubble Telescope has just been able to catch in its view - around January 26th, Blake reports that NASA made a statement about this...

Now here's why all this stuff gets EASY for me to shy away from... (think "numbers)

They have called this new Galaxy the following:  UDFy-38135539  (according to NASA). Now how on Earth (or How in the Universe?) am I ever going to remember that galaxy or identify if THAT newly found galaxy is the one people are talking about? To heck with that, I'm going to call it by my OWN name and I deem the new UDFy-38135539 galaxy is now called...

Kat Vale Galaxy 01 (01, just in case they find another one close to it... then Kat Vale Galaxy can have a twin with the suffix "02" tacked on).

I think Blake's details over on THE 800 DAYS blog sound infinitely more scientific than my review, so GO READ THE BLOG!

The Day 686 post is full of hard-science jargon and is associated with Thursday February 3 2011.

Day 687 (Tidbits)

It's Hippy Dippy Weatherman time over at the Day 687 post on THE 800 DAYS blog!

The Hippy Dippy Weatherman is a character/skit created by the late George Carlin (1937-2008). Carlin was noted for his black humour and also for taking risks in his comedic efforts by often creating scathing social commentary comedy bits on political topics, and many, many taboo topics. The topics of Psychology, Religion, Gender, Drugs/dope were topics most comics would shy away from but some of Carlin's greatest comedy routines were full of these topics.

George Carlin is definitely one of my favourite comedy presenters EVER and a most impressive thinker, too. I'm glad Blake put the Hippy Dippy Weatherman vid on the Day 687 post 'cos I had forgotten about that one and wouldn't have searched for it without prompts! Blake mentions Carlin as one of his mom's (Kat Vale's) fave performers, too!

The Hippy Dippy Weatherman skit is a lead in Blake uses to approach the topic of severe weather and current weather events...

Oh, and by the way, February 2, the date of Blake's post to The 800 Days blog is known as GROUNDHOG DAY to most North Americans. The idea of this involves a groundhog as predictor of the weather for the next few months after the groundhog rises out of its winter hibernation state. If the groundhog awakens and comes out of its burrow to see clouds, winter will soon end. If the groundhog meets with the sun, the winter weather will supposedly continue for 6 more weeks.

Another way to put it: If the groundhog sees his shadow (he pops out of his burrow when the sun is shining), more winter and Mr. Groundhog will go directly back into his burrow to wait out the weather. If the groundhog doesn't see his shadow - winter is almost over- and Mr. Groundhog will leave his burrow and start exploring.

In Canada, one of the most well known Groundhogs is Sutton Sammy from Ontario. This year, Sutton Sammy predicted and early spring by coming out of his burrow to explore. HOWEVER - Balzac Billy in Alberta, Canada went back into his burrow - thus, Alberta's going to have at least 6 more weeks of winter (Balzac Billy has been correct so far as there have been mostly minus 15 celsius or colder temperatures ever since Billy woke up from his hibernation). Truthfully, I think Sutton Sammy may have made an error as I have heard via National News sources that Ontario's had awful, snowy weather throughout February.

(*Note: I am using HINDSIGHT HERE as I am writing my reviews, at this point, several weeks AFTER Blake's original posts).

The Day 687 post is associated with funnyman George Carlin, with severe weather predictions, with Mr. Groundhog and the posting date of Wednesday February 2 2011.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day 688 (Tidbits)

We're treated to more information and details on/from The Red Skywalker, EDEN SKY, as the main topic for Blake's Day 688 entry on is THE 800 DAYS blog.

Eden Sky, on her Facebook profile, identifies herself with the following words
  • Buddhist
  • Galactic
  • Bird Tribe
  • Vedic
  • Sufi
  • Christic
  • SynchroMystic
  • Warrior of the Battalion of Light

If THAT doesn't interest you... I don't know what will.

SynchroMystic definitely got my attention regarding Eden Sky's self-definition.

Synchronicity+Mysticism. Interesting combination, right? Synchronicity is an interesting concept. It is the experience of two or more events or happenings which are seemingly unrelated and are unlikely to occur together by pure chance...but the events DO happen together or turn out to have a meaningful correlation together, as far as they can be observed...

A SynchroMystic world view says that everything in existence is connected ie: symbols, events, everything contains layers of meaning and information, histories and multiple interpretations.

I just thought I would provide some information on SynchroMysticism - particularly Synchronicity - before readers head on over to THE 800 DAYS blog. Blake has a ton of biographical details on Eden Sky, so I don't want to confound readers by posting repeat data about Eden Sky, her work and studies.

One thing that deserves repeating, however, before the end of my post is a belief Eden Sky projects on a regular basis. This is the belief that, since everything/everyone is connected in this vast, amazing universe, we have effects on everything/everyone else, so we can create positive change - without a doubt...

All these naysayers and doomsayers, negative skeptics and such who think all mankind's past blunders and evil deeds cannot be corrected are, according to the way of thinking above - WRONG in this assumption and viewpoint.

According to Eden Sky and others who believe in everything-connections, we all have the ability to create positive change in the world.

Currently, our world is in a state of chaos - wars, environmental abuses, conflict between religious institutions and believers, etc. We can work toward a greater stability by becoming AGENTS OF CALM - and halting the chaos we dream up then enact in the world.

Have a look at the details Blake provides on Eden Sky and her beliefs over on THE 800 DAYS BLOG.

The Day 688 post is associated with Tuesday February 1 2011.