A Field Guide to Shells and Lifeforms on Mars, part 1
Published on Oct 23, 2015
This is a video by Tim Beech, the owner of the now 22 year old Life On Mars website established in 1997 as The Peculiar Rocks of Mars. There’s only a single video on his YouTube channel, this one, so it looks like the series he speaks of never happened.
Maybe Tim just got disillusioned in his quest? These things are unknown. But this video has mighty few views for being up for four years.
I think the similarity in pattern and shape is quite interesting, but they could actually be just rocks in odd lighting… So many minerals form perfect geometric shapes here at home, so minerals would on Mars, too. Although these examples are not rigidly similar at all, some are rounded and well, it could be something. So there.
Yes… the more I think about it the minerals are out, (noting that rocks are lumps of minerals), but although “I Want To Believe,” it might be that while it’s certainly plausible, it is certainly not probable.
The movement clip (see sidebar) that Tim discovered does still intrigue me, though. The resolution he was working with for all of these shown here is just barely adequate for pleasant viewing, let alone analysis, so, yeah, illusion and pareidolia abound. Having said that, however, note that a few of them are still — of interest. And we mustn’t forget the myriad of fantastic “rocks” that our modern rovers have happened upon. And driven past.
Hey, here’s a link to Tim’s Martian Lifeforms forum. Not a lot there, though.
Beth & Joe – I’d Rather Go Blind – Live in Amsterdam
Published on May 29, 2015
This video was taken from “Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Live In Amsterdam” DVD and is owned by record label J&R Adventures, LLC, the operator of this channel.
The song “I’d Rather Be Blind” was originally written by Tina Turner Publisher: EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI), EMI Unart Catalog Inc (BMI).
Hot on the heels of their GRAMMY nomination, force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa will deliver Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa — Live In Amsterdam (DVD/Blu-ray/CD) which is in stores since March 25, 2014. — the very first live experience from one of music’s most powerful female voices and one of the world’s greatest guitar players.
Against the backdrop of the beautiful, historic Koninklijk Theater Carré in Amsterdam, the performance wows with scorching soul covers from the duo’s 2011 debut album Don’t Explain and 2013 follow-up Seesaw, originally made famous by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Bill Withers, Delaney & Bonnie, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, Nina Simone, and more.
It is beautiful to watch interactions such as this.
PETER GREEN/John Mayall – Double Trouble 1967
Rob van Unnik – Amsterdam
Published on May 20, 2010
Again Peter Green, issued originally in the Netherlands on “So many roads” – 1967 This 1 as a bonus “Crusade”- 2007..
PG – gtr
JmcV – bs
MF – drms
So good, so pure… yeah, it’s good!
I love sea serpents. And lake monsters and pretty much any critters from the sea. Or water. They are incredible creatures about which nearly nothing is known. There have been, after all, thousands upon thousands of sightings dating right from the year dot. This interest of mine also includes aquatic apes and whoever runs the sh!tload of USOs seen all over the world.
Destination Bolivia: The Search for Mr. Wolf – Harry Cooper – Shark Hunters
Published on Jan 27, 2019
Episode 6014 – Destination Bolivia: The Search for Mr. Wolf Harry Cooper www.sharkhunters.com Recorded 1-26-2019 on OMEGAMAN RADIO omegamanradio.com
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New Discoveries from the Pizarro Files – Harry Cooper
Published on Dec 31, 2017
Episode 4945 – New Discoveries from the Pizarro Files Harry Cooper www.sharkunters.com Recorded 12-29-2017 on Omega Man Radio omegamanradio.com
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Inside Inalco and the Mysterious Tower – Harry Cooper
Published on Jul 29, 2018
Episode 5508 – Inside Inalco and the Mysterious Tower – Harry Cooper
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Harry Cooper of Shark Hunters 11-2-2017
Published on Nov 3, 2017
Episode 4765 – Harry Cooper of Shark Hunters www.sharkhunters.com Recorded 11-2-2017 on Omega Man Radio omegamanradio.com Your Host: Mr Shannon Ray Davis. Listen LIVE Nightly Mon-Sat 6pm-1am EST at www.omegamanradio.com 75-100 New Shows Each Month We cast out Devils and pray for the Sick to be healed in Jesus Name. Contact me if you need an Exorcism / Deliverance. It is free since Jesus paid for it. Our Official Website: www.omegamanradio.com Download our FREE Full Color Magazine Do you like this channel? Support us via paypal Please subscribe to this channel and share it with your friends.
There is always at least one and more often, several, juicy tidbits of ongoing research results and hard historical data every time he is on.
Reblogging from my friend Mike Campbell’s blog, EarhartTruth.wordpress.com, simply because I want more people to see it and learn the truth about what happened to her, a story that came to world attention in 1960 in the Californian press. It was quickly buried and there has been tenaciously relentless suppression even from the first days when it all started.
Smithsonian rejects my comment on Earhart story
By earharttruth on August 6, 2019
As if we need more evidence that Smithsonian magazine is among the vanguard in the U.S. government’s ongoing program of deceit in the Earhart disappearance, the following is submitted for your information. (Boldface and italics emphasis mine throughout.)
On Aug. 2 a reader sent me the link to the Smithsonian’s July 31, 2019 screed, “Why the Much-Publicized Mission to Find Amelia Earhart’s Plane Is Likely to Come Up Empty,” subheaded, “The explorer who discovered the ‘Titanic’ is searching for the lost aviator. A Smithsonian curator doesn’t think he’ll find it.”
Here we have the incompetent advising the accomplished and misguided. Dorothy Cochran, the Smithsonian’s Air and Space curator, has taken over from Tom Crouch as that institution’s selected mouthpiece about all things Earhart, but this is the same gibberish we heard from Crouch, and will continue to hear from the Smithsonian until Judgment Day. We know that the famed Bob Ballard, who found the Titanic, is out of his depth in the Earhart search, but we certainly don’t need an overpaid PR hack to tell us why.
The author of the current Smithsonian drivel, one Brigit Katz, writes that “Dorothy Cochran, a curator at the aeronautics department of the Air and Space Museum, doubts that the upcoming expedition to Nikumaroro, will turn up any tangible signs of Earhart’s plane. It’s highly unlikely, she says, that Earhart and Noonan ever ended up on the island.”
Cochran, who in a better world would be arrested for impersonating an Earhart expert, is right about that, but not for any legitimate or coherent reason. In her government-apologist role, Cochran remains stuck back in July 1937, connected at the hip to the Navy-Coast Guard verdict that the Earhart Electra “landed on the water within 120 miles of Howland Island” — volumes of evidence to the contrary be damned.
As a trusted, highly placed representative of the U.S. establishment, that’s her story and she’s sticking to it, just as her predecessor so stubbornly did. But does the reality-challenged Cochran really believe the garbage that she’s forced to disgorge by her masters, given, that is, that she’s ever read anything at all except her marching orders?
The “crashed-and-sank” canard, a natural assumption without a single trace of supporting evidence in 1937, was soon overwhelmed by evidence and events, including the 1944 discovery of the Earhart Electra in a hangar on Saipan, if not long before. “Crashed and sank” became so ludicrous and untenable by the mid-1980s that it forced the Powers That Be to commandeer the current Earhart lie, the only slightly less ridiculous Nikumaroro theory, dressed up as a “hypothesis,” by its TIGHAR proponents.
Unknown to most, the Nikumaroro fiasco is itself a third-hand idea initially conceived by famed inventor Fred Hooven, who presented his research paper, Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight at the Amelia Earhart Symposium at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space Museum in June 1982. Hooven called it the “McKean-Gardner Island landing theory,” but was later convinced by Fred Goerner that Amelia and Fred Noonan could not have possibly landed there. (See Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, pages 56, 303 and 304 for more.)
Note also that unlike the National Geographic story touting Ballard’s upcoming visit to Nikumaroro, which mentioned Saipan in passing, the Smithsonian story assiduously avoids anything that hints at the hated truth.
Though Jerry Adler’s January 2015 Smithsonian cover story,“Will the Search for Amelia Earhart Ever End?,” attacked and attempted to undermine Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Lastwith a flotilla of lies, at least Smithsonian editors referenced the book along with their litany of falsehoods. I responded appropriately, with a 5,000-word rebuttal, Smithsonian mag throws “Truth at Last” a bone: Says, “it’s possible . . . Campbell is on to something,” that I hope you will take the time to read, if you haven’t already.
The below was my second of three attempts to post my comment on Aug. 2, despite being convinced it had no chance for approval:
Why did you delete my below comment, as if I don’t know that you are among the leaders in the campaign to keep the masses ignorant about the truth in the Earhart disappearance. I think I’ll do a blog post about this. If you change your mind, you can delete this paragraph and post the original as sent. Fat chance.
The very idea of the “Earhart Mystery” in itself is one of the most enduring lies of the 20th, and now 21st century. Neither Nikumaroro nor Crashed and Sank have a shred of evidence to support them, while Earhart’s landing at Mili Atoll in the Marshalls and later death on Saipan are supported by mountains of evidence in the forms of eyewitness and witness accounts, letters, documents, and the words of three flag officers — Adm. Chester Nimitz and Generals Graves Erskine and Alexander A. Vandegrift — and much more, attesting to the presence and deaths of Earhart and Fred Noonan on Saipan.
For more, please see www.EarhartTruth.com
According to my Discus account profile, the above comment was in “Pending” status until about 7 p.m. Saturday night, Aug. 3, when it unceremoniously disappeared without explanation, as did the others. But on the afternoon of the next day, Aug. 4, the comments mysteriously showed again as “Pending.”
Monday, Aug. 5 has now passed and my comment has been pending for four days. Instead of rejecting my comments outright, the Smithsonian magazine editors have chosen to do nothing, a non-action that seems quite appropriate for these unsavory characters. While permanent pending status is the same as deletion or rejection, I do wonder how long they’ll wait before actually deleting it — like cowardly thieves hiding and waiting for the coast to clear. Or could this post shame them into finally approving it? Not if they have no shame, which has pretty well been established. Be sure I will keep you updated.
I’m not a lawyer, but it occurs to me that as a publication of the U.S. government, theSmithsonian magazine’s editors, by not allowing my comment to stand, are in direct violation of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The comment of publisher Doug Westfall, whose Special Books, a vanity press that has historically provided a platform for authors with certifiably crackpot ideas about the Earhart case, was allowed to stand. This isn’t surprising, since Westfall’s statement is an insipid, meaningless aside, promoting another lunatic fringe theory that only serves to militate against anyone taking legitimate research about the Earhart matter seriously. The Smithsonian magazine is quite happy to publish comments such as Westfall’s, as it makes their own propaganda sound less absurd:
I whole-heartedly [sic] agree. “They are looking in the wrong place!” (Salah to Indiana in Raiders of the Lost Arc.) We published William Snavely’s book, Tracking Amelia Earhart — and he shows how she turned back and splash landed off Buka Island — see the map in this article. As well, he found a plane. Smithsonian Magazine published Snavely’s story in the January 2015 issue. Since then there have been two more dives.
So what? People go diving all the time. “He found a plane,” Westfall says, but he doesn’t tell you it wasn’t Earhart’s. Westfall has always been part of the problem, and neither he nor Snavely even bothered to put Tracking Amelia Earhart on Amazon.com,where 30 million books are available in the world’s largest book marketplace — such is their confidence in their unsellable fish wrapper.
Lies and Deceit: Thy names are Legion. Thy names are the American Media.
It really is unconscionable. The Smithsonian has managed to strip itself of any integtity it may have held in my heart. To publish horsepoops is simply not on.
If you’ve got an interest youd do well to listen to a great interview with Mike Campbell here. It should go ready to rock, but, if needed it’s item number 46. Highly recommended!
This is a most excellent discovery. I hope we get to see some good stuff soon.
Goliath’s True Hometown Found? (Giant Sized Ruins)
Goliath’s True Hometown Found? Lost 3,000-year-old Philistine City Emerges Beneath Gath
Massive fortifications hidden beneath previously excavated settlement in southern Israel may have inspired biblical traditions about Goliath and other hulks
Archaeologists excavating the ancient Philistine city of Gath have uncovered massive 3,000-year-old fortifications of a size unprecedented for their time and place. The discovery could help explain why the Bible names this town as a home to giants, the researchers say.
The monumental ruins emerged in recent months beneath the remains of a later and already well-explored layer of the Philistine settlement, indicating that researchers have stumbled upon an older city that was partially or completely built over by subsequent generations.
If Goliath did once exist, his hometown would apparently have been this earlier city, not the one under archaeological investigation for decades.
The discovery suggests that Gath was at the peak of its power much earlier than previously thought, putting its heyday around the time when the city features heavily in the biblical narrative as a fierce rival of the early Israelites as well as the hometown of Goliath and other outsized biblical warriors.
“I’ve been digging here for 23 years, and this place still manages to surprise me,” says Aren Maeir, a professor of archaeology at Bar-Ilan University who leads the expedition in Gath. “All along we had this older, giant city that was hiding just a meter under the city we were digging.”
Located in southern Israel, the site is known today as Tell es-Safi. As the name suggests, it is a tell – a mound largely made up of the stratified ruins of multiple settlements left over by millennia of human habitation.
Finds at Tell es-Safi range from remains dated to the 5th millennium B.C.E. to a medieval Crusader castle and a modern Arab village destroyed in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Most scholars accept the identification of this site as the biblical Gath, in large part because of its location and the major Philistine-era remains found there.
Gath is mentioned in the Bible more times than any of the five major Philistine cities (the other four being Ekron, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Gaza). Gath is said to have hosted the Ark of the Covenant for a brief time after the Philistines captured it from the Israelites (1 Samuel 5:8) and it is where David sought refuge twice from king Saul, eventually becoming a mercenary for the city’s ruler, Achish (1 Samuel 21 and 1 Samuel 27).
A hidden city emerges
Archaeologists have been digging Philistine Gath for decades, uncovering temples, mud brick houses and massive oil presses that paint the picture of a bustling city sprawling over 500 dunams (50 hectares) with a population of around 5,000-10,000.
“This was the largest Philistine city and probably one of the largest in the Iron Age Levant,” Maeir says. “Larger cities were only found outside the Levant, such as in Egypt and Mesopotamia.”
Those Philistine remains were dated to a period called the Iron Age IIA, roughly from the end of the 10th century B.C.E. to the late ninth century B.C.E., when the city was destroyed in a conflagration, probably in the conquest of the area by the Aramean king Hazael around 830 B.C.E. – an event recorded in the Bible (2 Kings 12:17). Gath never recovered from that blow: it was later rebuilt as a small Judahite settlement but was destroyed again by the Assyrians at the end of the eighth century B.C.E.
Until now, researchers thought that Philistine Gath flourished mainly during that fairly brief window between the late 10th century B.C.E. and Hazael’s arrival, even though that period is a bit later than most of the biblical stories in which the city features. (If we trust the biblical chronology, Saul and David, who so frequently had dealings with the Gittites, would have lived in the late 11th-early 10th centuries B.C.E.)
Giants. Love giants. We’ve had tons of magically disappearing giant skeletons and their their giant accessories … and now, thank God, we get giant buildings! Yay. Not so easily disappeared, eh.
How sweet it is.
I still have no clue as to why the species of giant human that seemed to reside world-wide remains secreted away and not talked of except those rare truth seekers who are marginalized.
It’s just wrong and may this discovery open the floodgates!
I stumbled across this the other day and it made me smile. Because I remember. This is a tiny crop from a picture the had this person and a co-worker posing at the side of a dark vat at a facility (something to do with water, I think?), which had gone all wonky.
This lovely creature was found swimming all alone in that vat of God-knows-what oily, nasty concoction and was reportedly unidentified.
Right up my alley! This was somewhere in the United States, I’d say 70s or 80s. Wish I still had my photographic memory. Sigh.
Naturally there was never a follow up to the story.
I hate when that happens.
R.L. Burnside: Poor Boy A Long Way From Home (1978)
Alan Lomax Archive
Published on Mar 13, 2012
R.L. Burnside at home in Independence, Mississippi, shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop in August 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit culturalequity.org. [02.11.06]
Hey, a little dose of R. L. can surely fix what’s ailin’ ya, eh, what?!
Johnny Winter – I Love Everybody
Published on Jun 30, 2009
sharing some Johnny Winter songs from my collection that I could not find here – enjoy
Sweet! Rest easy, Johnny!
Howlin’ Wolf – I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
Published on Nov 6, 2012
Oh ho, I asked her for water, oh ho, she brought me gasoline
Oh ho, I asked her for water, oh ho, she brought me gasoline
That’s the troublingest woman that I ever seen
Oh ho, the church bell tollin,’ oh ho, the hearse come driving slow
Oh ho, the church bell tollin,’ oh ho, the hearse come driving slow
I hope my baby, don’t leave me no more
Oh ho, tell me baby, oh ho, when are you coming back home?
Oh ho, tell me baby, oh ho, when are you coming back home?
You know I love you, baby, but you’ve been gone too long
Ooh, it’s Howlin’ Wolf ! — need we say more?
Mississippi Fred Mcdowell Good Morning Little School Girl
Published on Aug 27, 2010
Fred McDowell (January 12, 1904 — July 3, 1972) known by his stage name; Mississippi Fred McDowell, was a blues singer and guitar player in the North Mississippi style
Classic beauty… this is a shining example of the original Blues — performed by an original Bluesman.
Be diggin’ it.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has traveled a total of 13 miles (21 kilometers) and ascended 1,207 feet (368 meters) to its current location. Along the way, Curiosity discovered Mars had the conditions to support microbial life in the ancient past, among other things.
And the rover is far from done, having just drilled its 22nd sample from the Martian surface. It has a few more years before its nuclear power system degrades enough to significantly limit operations. After that, careful budgeting of its power will allow the rover to keep studying the Red Planet.
Curiosity is now halfway through a region scientists call the “clay-bearing unit” on the side of Mount Sharp, inside of Gale Crater. Billions of years ago, there were streams and lakes within the crater. Water altered the sediment deposited within the lakes, leaving behind lots of clay minerals in the region. That clay signal was first detected from space by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) a few years before Curiosity launched.
“This area is one of the reasons we came to Gale Crater,” said Kristen Bennett of the U.S. Geological Survey, one of the co-leads for Curiosity’s clay-unit campaign. “We’ve been studying orbiter images of this area for 10 years, and we’re finally able to take a look up close.”
Rock samples that the rover has drilled here have revealed the highest amounts of clay minerals found during the mission. But Curiosity has detected similarly high amounts of clay on other parts of Mount Sharp, including in areas where MRO didn’t detect clay. That’s led scientists to wonder what is causing the findings from orbit and the surface to differ.
The science team is thinking through possible reasons as to why the clay minerals here stood out to MRO. The rover encountered a “parking lot full of gravel and pebbles” when it first entered the area, said the campaign’s other co-lead, Valerie Fox of Caltech. One idea is that the pebbles are the key: Although the individual pebbles are too small for MRO to see, they may collectively appear to the orbiter as a single clay signal scattered across the area. Dust also settles more readily over flat rocks than it does over the pebbles; that same dust can obscure the signals seen from space. The pebbles were too small for Curiosity to drill into, so the science team is looking for other clues to solve this puzzle.
Curiosity exited the pebble parking lot back in June and started to encounter more complex geologic features. It stopped to take a 360-degree panorama at an outcrop called “Teal Ridge.” More recently, it took detailed images of “Strathdon,” a rock made of dozens of sediment layers that have hardened into a brittle, wavy heap. Unlike the thin, flat layers associated with lake sediments Curiosity has studied, the wavy layers in these features suggest a more dynamic environment. Wind, flowing water or both could have shaped this area.
Both Teal Ridge and Strathdon represent changes in the landscape. “We’re seeing an evolution in the ancient lake environment recorded in these rocks,” said Fox. “It wasn’t just a static lake. It’s helping us move from a simplistic view of Mars going from wet to dry. Instead of a linear process, the history of water was more complicated.”
Curiosity is discovering a richer, more complex story behind the water on Mount Sharp – a process Fox likened to finally being able to read the paragraphs in a book – a dense book, with pages torn out, but a fascinating tale to piece together.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leads the Mars Science Laboratory mission that includes Curiosity.
For more about NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover mission, visit:
The rovers thrill me no end.
Having grown up with space exploration always in the news, sometimes in the most exciting of ways, any such efforts are almost Holy, being that exploration is in our blood and in our genes, it’s kind of an inevitable given.
I hope it goes on until we land folks there so it can record it.
Paul, George & Ringo playing Blue Moon of Kentucky.
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