News Briefs 23-06-2006

It's a bit jumbled up, but I'm sure you'll manage. Yo, Bill, there's news about mesquite. I'm hoping today's quote is a first for TDG.

Quote of the Day:

You have kept me away from water for a week. Give me water.

Nepal's girl-haunting ghost

Weekend Roundup 23-06-2006

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...


Radio 23-06-2006

Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:

Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is Maurice Cotterell, who says he has discovered that the same code that explains the mysteries of the Maya can be used with Celtic artifacts to explain the mystery of the Grail. Afterwards Linda Howe investigates a horse that was videotaped hanging in the air over an Itialian city..

Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, early on Saturday Ian Punnett talks to Todd Tucker about the bizarre experiment in which 36 religious pacifists were systematically starved beneath the football stadium at the University of Minnesota during the final days of World War II, while the late show is a replay of a 2003 show in which Art Bell chats with medium James Van Praagh about the death process, reincarnation, and communicating with spirits. Sunday is a rebroadcast from 2004, with Art Bell talking to Gerald Celente about 'Trends for 2004'.

More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.

News Briefs 22-06-2006

Sometimes it's like trying to ice-skate in treacle...

Quote of the Day:

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die

Roy Batty (from 'Blade Runner')

News Briefs 21-06-06

My New World Order is usually Chicken Chow Mein.

  • Work begins on Arctic seed vault. As Hoagland would say “What do they know, and when did they know it?”
  • Earliest hominid isn’t according to researchers.
  • Thousands flock to see Hanuman avatar.
  • Britons of 250000 years ago were a good deal more sophisticated than given credit for.
  • Dry ice creates toughened glass. And perhaps the spots of Jupiter are blobs of it, or a lensing effect.
  • Evidence for 911 inside job.
  • Chocolate set to conquer health food market.
  • Respected geneticist rejects Darwinism.
  • The New World Order by conquest or consent?
  • Rare sword had 7th Century bling.
  • Japanese researchers discover remains of 4800 year old temple in Peru.
  • After Freud comes Beck.
  • A noxious form of argument.
  • Latest research supports possibility of cryo-preservation.
  • Pluto’s twins get their names.
  • A scanner that could save your skin.
  • Earth surrounded by giant fizzy ,bubbles.
  • Catastrophe, collective trauma and the origin of civilization. Part 1 and 2.

Quote of the Day:

It is a dangerous business going out of your front door


Tuesday Roundup 20-06-2006

A strange assortment to get you through the week...


Singularity Summit

For the futurists out there (or just everyone who wants to live a bit longer than their four score), here's a worthwhile link to check out. The recent Singularity Summit held at Stanford now has a website filled with audio and writings from the conference (and soon there will be video as well). Featuring names like Ray Kurzweil, Eric Drexler and Cory Doctorow, the conference was dedicated to exploring the 'Singularity' - an event horizon in technological development when "humans as they exist presently won't be the driving force in scientific and technological progress, eclipsed cognitively by posthumans, AI, or both." Good to see the audio freely available, kudos to the conference organisers!

News Briefs 20-06-2006

For some intelligent pop music, try the new Gomez album How We Operate...good stuff. Surely Tom Gray is Paul McCartney reincarnated (because we all know that 'Paul is dead')...

Thanks Kat and Heartsguy.

Quote of the Day:

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.

Walter Benjamin

Pop Occulture Mag

Pop Occulture blogster Tim Boucher now has a new facet to his 'brandname', with the launch of the Pop Occulture online magazine. The mag is delivered as web content, with article, reviews, links and news. Stop on over and have a look around, there's already quite a bit of reading available.

Radio 20-06-2006

Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.

Fate Radio: This week radio host, author, and psychic Joyce Keller joins Hilly for a one hour discussion on a range of topics including how to contact the other side (Realplayer or Windows Media).

Coast to Coast AM: First hour Monday is Dr Jim Walsh discussing North Korea and Iran's nuclear testing, followed by psychic medium John Holland who will discuss how the History Channel has called on him to psychically experience crimes and tragedies in the locations where they have occurred. On Tuesday Randall Fitzgerald will expose how myths and deceptions are perpetuated by the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries, Wednesday is rogue Egyptologist John Anthony West discussing new evidence and developments in Egypt relating to the on-going quest to re-write all of history, while on Thursday Linda Moulton Howe will share an in depth follow-up discussion on Morgellons disease.

More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.