Who voted for this woman!

David Harris Jr
Published on Jan 17, 2019

What does this say about the ones that did!

It says that they’re thick as planks.

Ms. Occasional-Cortex is some special kind of stupid as well as being a Communist.

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How to truly listen | Evelyn Glennie

Published on May 14, 2007 In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.

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Ms. Glennie just might be my favorite person, let alone favorite artist. I am blessed to have seen and heard her perform live, up close and personal, at the State Uni of New York in Purchase several years ago. It was an amazingly musical thrill of a day, let me tell you.

It was made even better when I learned of her ‘secret,’ which you already know just from reading the description above. I didn’t count, but there were perhaps two dozen different percussion instruments arrayed across the stage, spanning at least 25 or 30 feet in width with a sizeable depth. Dame Glennie, (the Queen hadnt bestowed that honor on her yet, though), danced lightly on her feet amongst and around these instruments and made absolutely perfect music come out of them… over and over again, with no beat skipped, ever.

It was profound.

As much today as it was then.


And consequently, in my humble opinion, there is no one on this Earth more qualified to explain to us all exactly How To Listen. So pay attention, eh.

The following snippet is from her YouTube channel and describes a significant part of why she is so dear to my heart, as it goes deeper than just the music.

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. As one of the most eclectic and innovative musicians on the scene today she is constantly redefining the goals and expectations of percussion, and creating performances of such vitality that they almost constitute a new type of performance. Find out more by exploring her channel.

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Here is a great piece for you that shows her prowess to a T, even though it’s just one instrument… dig it!

Evelyn Glennie – Maple Leaf Rag

Published on Sep 10, 2008

from Japanese TV appearance. 1991

I’ve wanted to post these things for so long… it’s such a relief to finally do it.

Peace and Love unto thee.

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A beautiful Ferrari 512M in competition at the 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps in 1971.

Via sportprototipo


An equally beautiful Porsche 917K in Gulf livery in competition at the very same 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps.

Also here via sportprototipo

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Well, good golly gosh!

While searching for “fortean” on tumblr for new blogs, I came across this post from Andy McGrath’s thebeastsofbritain, (which I already follow as it’s an excellent blog), regarding a visit by himself and Champ researcher Katy Elizabeth, both Fortean Facebook friends, with a dear old friend of mine!

Wa Hey!




















Whilst travelling from Maine to Vermont with my friend Katy Elizabeth, we stopped at the home of American Fortean, James Boyd, to admire his awesome collection. He was a true gentleman full of awesome stories and experiences and a very gracious host.

#James Boyd#fortean#cryptozoology#Nessie witness#international cryptozoology conference#Beasts of Britain#Katy Elizabeth#champ search#Andy McGrath#New England#BOB in the USA

Wow, this was an awesome surprise. Due to my situation, I haven’t seen Jim in ages, well over a decade now, sadly. He is as described above and more… a good friend to have. A Fortean since forever and a dedicated supporter of the International Fortean Organization for decades.

Hopefully I will get to hang out with him again one day…


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is it tassie

“This image was taken by a man named Peter Groves in January of 2019. He claims to have seen the Thylacine when he was walking a trail in Clifton Springs, Australia. Groves said that the animal did not seem to be wary of him at all and that they stared at each other for about 5 minutes. Some believe it looks like a mangy canine or a fox, but others see a striking resemblance to the Thylacine that was in the film The Hunter and dub it as a hoax.”

God, there are so many hoaxes. I hope this is not one of them, but, not having seen The Hunter, it is sad that it quite likely likely is exactly that.

From cryptid-wendigo

People… sigh.

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A Douglas SBD “Dauntless” dive bomber briefly balances on its nose after a landing mishap on a USN carrier flight deck in the Pacific during 1943. Photo: Library of Congress.

Here via ww1ww2photosfilms.

The spectacularity of this event knows no bounds!

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سبحان الله وبحمده [Hallelujah and praise]


سبحان الله العظيم SKY EAGLE [Hallelujah great Sky Eagle]


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وهاب [Wahab]




I really like this picture. Really strong piece…

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An important road which is fiercely fought over is secured by one Pak,. At any moment, the reported enemy tanks can come, the men peer attentively at the battlefield..

via derpanzergraf

Peering away, poor guys. Fodder for the “elite.”

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This rare aerial photograph, rare because the area is restricted, shows an odd looking light colored rounded area on the top of the Sphinxs head.

In this ultra close up, we see what can only be a man-made patch and what looks like a round cover plate. To which we would collectively say … WTF?


Ok, dig it… This next shot was taken on December 15, 1925. No patch. The ubiquitous red circle is clearly showing an open hole! And even better, the inset is showing a person looking out at us from this mysterious hole.


And here is the dude in the hole a bit bigger!


Turns out that in 1914, a Harvard University Professor by the name of George A. Reisner excavated this hole in the Sphinxs head. His excavation revealed far more than just a simple crater. His findings ewere so fantastic that the entire affair has nearly been expunged from History. Thank your favorite deity that they didnt get it all!

Oh, Lordy!


From the December 30, 2018 ATS thread that has enlightened me…

In 1914, newspapers around the world reported his findings, including a temple of the Sun and also the sarcophagus of the first Pharaoh #Menes. These findings have now been erased from history books and Egyptian authorities deny the Sphinx chambers’ existence.…


It’s an interesting story and worthy of attention.

I wonder why they they pump out so much water from under the Sphinx.

A separate scientific update states that 260 cubic metres of water are being pumped out every hour through drainage tubes. That’s 6,240 cubic metres or 6,240,000 litres of water per day. An Olympic swimming pool has 2,500,000 litres. In short, water of a quantity equal to almost three Olympic swimming pools is pumped away on a daily basis from underneath the Sphinx!…

Lots more information contained in the link above

Interesting? More like fascinating! To the max!

Check these diagrams out…





But wait up, dear readers, here comes the toothy bite of reality…

In searching for more on this Reisner fella, I ran across this telling bit within a thread about the Hall of Records and Edgar Cayce:

reply to post by Nurelic

I’m not sure when Edgar Cayce performed his sleeping prophecy about the Hall of Records but I thought this newspaper article had relevance to his exposure to the idea.

On April 10, 1913 there was a Journalistic Hoax disclosure in the Egyptian Gazette regarding recent discoveries by Professor Reisner. The newspaper that advertised this was called The Advertiser, Adelaide, Friday, April 11, 1913. I corrected the electronically translated text so it could easily be read.…

CAIRO, April 10.

The “Egyptian Gazette,” which was the first newspaper to announce Professor Reisner’s remarkable discoveries “in a temple within the Sphinx’s head,” now asserts that the whole story of the “discoveries” was fabricated by American journalists.

Several weeks ago a report appeared in the English newspapers in the following terms:-
The results of the investigations of Professor G. A. Reisner, the Harvard Egyptologist, of that mysterious Egyptian monument known as the Sphinx, have been communicated to the authorities of the Harvard Semitic Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Inside the Sphinx the professor found a temple dedicated to the sun. It is older than any of the pyramids, and its date is somewhere about 6,000 B.C., the most ancient in Egyptian history. Mena, or Menes, as his name is sometimes spelled, was the first king of Egypt of whom modern scientists have discovered historic record.

The tomb of Mena, the king who made himself a god, and who fashioned the Sphinx, is also within it. There are tunnels leading into caverns which have not yet been penetrated, for the work has only been gong on for six months. The Sphinx is carved out of the natural rock, but within are the caves and buildings of a city of gold, which was, perhaps, once open to the air.

Inside the Sphinx are also tiny pyramids, although the Sphinx was built long before the Great Pyramids. A pyramid in those days was a sundial, according to Professor Reisner, and the Sphinx was a sun god. The pyramid of’ Cheops is an absolutely accurate timekeeper. According to Professor Reisner Egypt of to-day is one vast city, the edge of which has been scratched and the interior of which probably never will be disclosed.

Professor Reisner hopes to discover among the relics of the Sphinx the secrets of the Egyptian priests, whose magic is believed to have been marvellous. Pictures of the inside of the head are being made, and will be shown at Harvard and Lowell Institute courses next winter. Professor Reisner says he is having unusual difficulties in his work, for the Arabs who are assisting him refuse absolutely to sleep in the chamber. They say there are devils there, and that the man who sleeps there will die.

I found this artistic rendering of the supposed chambers within the Sphinx.


This image was taken from Charles Russel’s Photodrama of Creation which was released in 1914. You can clearly see the small pyramid within the Sphinx which would indicate a connection to the article above. I wonder if Edgar Cayce had this image in mind when he performed the sleeping vision of the Hall of Records?

Here’s a link to a website that shows pictures and texts of the Photodrama of Creation. There’s a larger image of the picture I posted if you want to see a better view of the chambers. There is a rectangular room (the proposed Hall of Records?) in the left arm of the Sphinx, or it could be in the right arm because it is a cross-sectional view.…

And then there is the reply to the original post from Harte, one of ATS’ mainstream archaeologists, with a bit more of that harsh, biting reality:

Perhaps attention should have been paid, then.
Or perhaps you should have looked for an archived newspaper that reported this instead of relying on (apparently) pinterest.
Reisner never reported anything like that story as far as anyone can tell.
If you want to know what Reisner thought about the sphinx, click here
Sorry to burst bubbles. Reisner never did ANY major work on the Sphinx, as far as I can tell, other than to show that it was almost certainly created during Khafre’s reign, and that was reported around the world.


Well, obviously the good Professor showed nothing of the sort, since, the fact is the body of the Sphinx has heavy water erosion… and that means it needs to be at least as old as it would need to be to get heavy water erosion… which timelines show to be in the Younger Dryas period from 13,000 to 9,500 years ago.

Keep in mind that Egyptologists HATE scientific fact and will go through all manner of horse-puckish behavior to deny it. The head, now, could well be from that time of the Pharohs and probably is because it is clearly a major modification of what was originally there.

Gosh, I can not believe this had me going for a while. Sigh. But for sure there are things known about Egyptian ruins that are kept secret. Gosh a few years ago they had the whole Sphinx surrounded by a tall wall of sheet metal for a week while they did serious excavations. They never said a word abut what they found or did not find. They are so weird. If they found something good… the tourists would come running. Go figure.

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New Bigfoot Documentary 2018 the Most Elusive Creature on Earth Has Been Caught on Camera

Premiered Nov 17, 2018

Every Country in the world has stories of strange creatures that should not exist, every culture tells of monsters that lurk in the unseen. Stories of a large hairy creatures with man like features have existed in various parts of the world for many centuries. In fact, the only continent not to have stories of “wild men” is Antarctica. In the Himalayas, it’s the Yeti. In Canada, it’s the Sasquatch. And in the northwest United States, it’s Bigfoot. What many people don’t know is that Britain has it’s very own monster legends, known traditionally as the Wodewose or Wildman, it is described by believers as being between six and eight feet tall with a large forehead and pronounced brow, like a cave man’s, and a rounded, crested head like a gorilla’s. Britain’s most famous ‘monster’ is the Werewolf, known world wide as Wolfmen or Dogmen, this creature has it’s roots here in Britain and throughout Europe.

The most shocking fact about these ‘monsters’ is that today, in modern times, there are over 500 sightings of creatures fitting these descriptions. The sightings are still coming in week after week. Film maker Chris Turner spent 2 years travelling the across Great Britain, interviewing witnesses, wild camping in hotspots all in an attempt to uncover the truth about these Elusive British Cryptids!

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This is really well done! Worth every minute in my humble opinion. I just might have to get the DVD at some point…as a sort of a former filmmaker, I quite like this on more than a cryptozoological level.

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Swimming hole at Bull Creek


Sun rays on a cool October day by Ravenhaven


Summer landscape with Birch trees by Nicholas Dubovskoy Nikanorovich, Russian (1859-1918)


Sunday park


Sunset by Reti Nicholas Savuti


Swedish Aspen


Sunlight catchers


Summer tree


spring by pol ledent


Stand of Birches by Sushree Choudhary



boot em all

Indeed. What a wonderful thing that would be.

But, folks, listen, this “shutdown” is not in any way an anomaly to politicos of either stripe… no, it’s a control mechanism that both sides are perfectly comfortable with and it’s all part of the plan. In their view, all is well and working normally.

It is all by design. All of it.

Worry only about what they’re doing behind the scenes.

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Ravenmania – Nevermore!

Published on Mar 14, 2010

That answers that, now, eh?

I didn’t know ravens could mimic sounds so perfectly. Very fabulous!

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ETA: Another: It’s a good boy.

A Good Boy?

Published on Nov 14, 2010

Wow, man… this is great!

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I keep praying for the end amidst the never-ending flood of tears. I simply cannot stand being alive. For the most part. Pleasant interruptions happen, like spending a couple of hours with my two beautiful angels. Or talking with my dear old friend for a couple or three hours on the phone. But it’s all so fleeting.

I am certain, beyond any doubt, that my life will never have any more pleasure than what’s mentioned above. I am convinced that I’ll never see my nieces again, at their choice. I’m blocked and have been for a long time.

I have near zero social abilities and my physical and economic situations rule out so many things.

Therefore, nothing good will come this way. Nothing at all.

But I need to stay alive to administer the hut so that things keep rolling. It is so odd living for an hour of soul soothing a week. It keeps the tears flowing, though. No shortages there.

I discovered more skills that I’ve lost the other day. Skills that could’ve, at least theoretically, provided some occasional money. It was unpleasant.

God. God help me. I am a total failure. In my humble opinion. I have only one real accomplishment and I even screwed that up a few hundred times along the way. That’s why I say total. I have never done anything right. Ever. After fifty plus years, it is so grating on the soul.

And it’s never going to get any better, barring some miracle dealt personally by God. And like friends and family, ain’t nobody got time for that.

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Mountain People

Published on Jul 14, 2018

This is a compilation of short interviews with Ozark folks.. some are “back to the landers” and some are “old timers”.. originally videotaped and produced in the 1980’s. Several of the profiles are of people living in Newton County, Arkansas.

This is quite nice. It is all rather close to idyllic, but the need for loot is always there. But they’re all doing just fine at it.

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WooHoo! It’s new and it’s a biggun!



What has two short, chunky arms, a mane of feathery gills, and a sleek, green-marbled, eel-like body as long as your leg? No guesses? Meet the reticulated siren, a massive, two and a half foot-long salamander, described for the first time in a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, hailing from the remote, secluded wilds of *checks notes* southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Sirens are a small family of unusual salamanders found throughout the Southeastern U.S. and parts of Mexico. They are entirely aquatic, living in swamps and ponds and keeping their bushy external gills through adulthood. Ranging from a few inches to over three feet long, sirens have shrimpy forelimbs, and have ditched their hindlimbs altogether, leaving only a long, eel-like body and tail fin. Their name comes from their mermaid-adjacent body plan and their occasional “singing” and croaking.

Knowledge of the reticulated siren didn’t just spring into being overnight. For decades, the salamander had an almost mythical status in herpetology circles.

Sean Graham, a biologist at Sul Ross State University, author of American Snakes, and lead author on the new study, first heard about the enigmatic “leopard eel” in the early 2000s. “It was almost a rumored thing, almost like a unicorn,” he recounted. “Some biologists were familiar with it and had seen it.”

Hearing those biologists’ stories and seeing the handful of preserved specimens that were collected years ago left an impression. “I thought ‘holy crap, this is a big siren species that’s really obviously different,’ boldly colored and crazy looking!” Graham said. About ten years ago, while in graduate school at Auburn University, he mentioned the siren’s possible existence to then-fellow student David Steen, now a research ecologist at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and coauthor on the study.

“We wanted to describe this mysterious siren that others had noted as occurring in southern Alabama,” Steen said. “But we had no real claim to the project; we knew that if we wanted to work on this species we had to find one in the wild ourselves.”

Graham and Steen periodically visited the salamander’s purported turf, but came back empty handed every time. Then, in 2009, Steen captured one in the Florida Panhandle.

Read the rest and find out how they did it…
Nearly Mythical 3-Foot-Long Swamp Salamander Is Officially a Real Species

I have loved salamanders ever since I started exploring the woods… well before my 10th. They’re just neat.

I dig this newly categorized Siren reticulata fellow. Nifty keen! And nice and big… a meter is big, eh?

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Dean Martin – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Published on Nov 20, 2008

Baby It’s Cold Outside. Composed by Frank Loesser in 1944. Recorded By Dean Martin in 1959

I have always thought this song was adorable. It’s cute and coy and sexy without saying anything untoward — but in the oh-so-proper ways of the time it was written in that lasted well after, at least till I was well into ‘growing up.’

But now, some freak of nature from deep in the nooks and crannies of our media driven culture was offended, so a putrid wuss of a corporation bows to the putz. That is repulsive and spineless. Oh, wait, is “nooks and crannies” offensive? It is? Good!

This country is freakin’ doomed.

. . . Baby It’s Cold Outside. . . . . banned
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Registered: 9/8/2015  Location:  Mood: Probably rabid  Member is offline.

(I really can’t stay) But baby it’s cold outside
(I’ve got to to go away) But baby it’s cold outside
(This evening has been) Been hoping you’d drop in
(So very nice) I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice
(My mother will start to worry) Beautiful what’s your hurry?
(My father will be pacing the floor) Listen to the fireplace roar
(So really I’d better scurry) Beautiful please don’t hurry
(Well maybe just half a drink) Put some records on while I pour
(The neighbors might think) Baby it’s bad out there
(Say what’s in this drink) No cabs to be had out there
(I wish I knew how) Your eyes are like starlight now
(To break this spell) I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell
(I ought to say no no) Mind if I move in closer
(At least I’m gonna to say I tried) What’s the sense of hurting my pride
(I really can’t stay) Baby don’t hold out
Baby it’s cold outside
(I simply must go) Baby it’s cold outside
(The answer is no) But baby it’s cold outside
(This welcome has been) How lucky that you dropped in
(So nice and warm) Look out the window at that storm
(My sister will be suspicious) Gosh your lips look delicious
(My brother will be there at the door) Waves upon a tropical shore
(My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious) Oh, your lips are delicious
(But maybe just a cigarette) Never such a blizzard before
(I got to get home) But baby you’d freeze out there
(Say lend me a coat) It’s up to your knees out there
(You’ve really been grand) I thrill when you touch my hand
(But don’t you see) How can you do this to me
(There’s bound to be talk tomorrow) Think of my life long sorrow
(At least they’ll be plenty implied) If you caught pneumonia and died
(I really can’t stay) Get over that old doubt
Oh baby it’s cold

One local radio station has decided they “ought to say no, no no” to the now-controversial Christmas song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
WDOK 102.1, a Cleveland-based station that exclusively plays Christmas music during the holidays, announced this week the song would be removed from rotation after a listener called to say it was inappropriate amid the #MeToo movement.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been a source of debate for the past few years. Some argue it displays key signs of rape culture:…

Which got agreeable replies, as expected, such as…

Mark08  Member
Registered: 6/17/2016 Location:  Mood:  Member is offline.

This is offensive to women? Has anybody heard any hip hop or rap song lyrics? Those guys get invited to the White House. And celebrated by the Democrats.

notsure1  Member
Registered: 4/28/2017 Location:  Mood:  Member was on ATS 17 minutes ago

Rape culture . WOW.

But mention real rape cultures in Muslim countries or god forbid rape gangs in London and you……

Well you get it.

I am seriously scared for the young people and for the final years of folk my age. The world has gone utterly insane. People are not people any more. I can’t see good things happening if people behave like this.

What can we do? How can we make human beings human again? How can we wash the Communist out?

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Buy the DJI Osmo Pocket – A Very Cool 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera – DJI Store

This thing is cool! Look how small it is… it can get anywhere you want it to be.

Single-handed shooting in 4K and it’s stabilized for Hollywood-scene smoothness. And you know it can take it, cuz, well, it’s a DJI!

I get a lot of emails for hand held stabilizers and this blows them all away with its size and its price. Not to mention that it has it’s own fantabulous built-in 4K camera while the others don’t! The best part is that the price is just $349 or €349!

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