News Briefs 04-08-2004

  • Strategies for collecting evidence of intelligent Extra-Terrestrial activity.
  • Ancient tradition lives on in Tripoli’s spices souq.
  • Man wins right to stick tongue out on passport photo.
  • Whenever Bush’s approval ratings start slipping the President’s administration issues a terrorist warning saying an attack is imminent. Wonder if that is what Blair is up to?
  • Archivists to preserve recording of JFK assassination.
  • Was 911 allowed to happen?
  • Is the solar system special?
  • Beneath Antarctica’s ice lies mysterious Lake Vostok.
  • Spacewalkers cope with phantom menace.
  • Ancient life form may help newest technologies.
  • Ancient tomb yields secrets to builders of Egyptian mosque.
  • Pre-911 acts led to alerts.
  • Alexander the Great’s death debated.
  • Polystyrene homes planned for Afghans. So, who is pocketing all the spare cash?
  • Could astronauts sleep their way to the stars? And if so, should they get paid?
  • Science more creative and less true than many believe. That sentence is a real mind-melter.
  • Dramatic difference between behaviour of matter and anti-matter discovered. They haven’t discovered what anti means, have they?
  • Unreliable websites put patients at risk: Expert in complementary medicine criticizes bogus cancer advice. Kind of what unreliable means, though.
  • Women who believe in long life bear sons.
  • US Army orders weapons supercomputer. Skynet on the way?
  • Anomalous ground holes appear in the Russian province. Finally someone in Russia has seen Caddyshack.
  • The games are as flawed today as they were in ancient Greece.
  • Could gene technology be used illegally to increase an athlete’s performance?
  • The medical timebomb: too many women doctors.
  • Where have all the frogs gone?
  • Forbidden Science: What can studies of pornography, prostitutes, and seedy truck stops contribute to society?

Quote of the Day:

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Umberto Eco

  1. Russian Hole?
    Sounds like a perfect description of one of the side effects of John Titor-style time travel. According to John’s postings, the gravity field generated by the Tipler sinusoid “scoops out” a chunk of ground wherever the vehicle activates, and deposits that material when it reaches its destination. I wonder if there are any unaccounted-for matching piles of dirt in the region? From the size of the hole, I’d imagine it’s a pretty large TT vehicle. Makes me wonder if there are any nuke sites nearby. Steal (or buy) the nuke, load the warhead on the truck, drive to a remote area that you know is pasture or uninhabited, and it’s back to the future (or the past). Somebody’s worldline is in trouble (besides ours, I mean). 🙂

  2. Oh wonderful, more political
    Oh wonderful, more political rhetoric on a ‘non-political’ site.
    If you are going to post political lies, at least post lies from both sides of the fence instead of just neo-lib bitching from sources as reputable as Michael Moore.

    As for the content, if a terrorist attack happens, they will blame bush for not warning them. If a terrorist attack does not happen, they will blame bush for warning them. Insolent idiots.

    1. Non-political?

      Who said this was a non-political site? I advise everyone to get political, although perhaps my version would be to vote everyone out and start a revolution as I think the current financial and democratic systems are leading us to hell in a hand-basket (fits well with the new paradigms theme to the rest of the topics on the site don’t you think? ;).

      As for balance, any long time visitor to the site knows that Jameske swings a bit left (Wednesday), and Bill swings a bit right (Friday). Sorry to pigeonhole the guys – it’s obviously not as simple as that – but I always feel the week tends to balance itself out. For some strange reason though it seems that Jameske always gets the mouthful about being a loud-mouthed neo-lib-left-commie-pinko-whatever, everyone must be more relaxed on Friday. Mind you, Bill gets the drum for being anti-religion.

      Here’s the trick – if the link doesn’t interest you, move your eyes down to the next line of the news. Difficult I know, but it tends to work for me.

      Peace and Respect

      You monkeys only think you’re running things

      1. Conspiracies, NWO, Illuminati, Secret Societies, …
        All the way back at the beginning in 1998, Greg was posting political stuff on The Daily Grail — Bilderbergers, NWO, Illuminati, Secret Societies, etc. One of those NWO articles was by a ‘conspiracy nut’ named Bill Cooper. Conspiracy nut is a description he’d probably be proud of. To quote from the online biography linked above:

        “Shortly after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building Rush Limbaugh read a White House memo on the air during his broadcast which named William Cooper, “…the most dangerous radio host in America”. Mr. Cooper considers William Clinton’s pronouncement the greatest compliment that he has ever received.

        William Cooper’s FBI file, promulgated by the investigation required by his security clearances while in military service, was one of those unlawfully in possession of the White House in what has become known as, “Filegate”. Shortly after this discovery President Clinton ordered all federal agencies to begin investigation, persecution, and prosecution of Mr. Cooper to shut him up.”

        Cooper had something to say about practically everything and everybody — including the masons, who have this to say about him at

        Milton William Cooper – One of the most extraordinary examples of paranoid conspiracy theorists to be found, Cooper saw a connection between everything from the Bolshevik Revolution to Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds on through Communism and extraterrestrials (although before his death, he had ceased calling the denial of UFOs “the big lie” as he did when he believed they were real) and Art Bell (whom he identified as a Freemason totally without proof). Cooper believed that everything was part of a Masonically-controlled Illuminati.”

        Cooper was shot and killed by law enforcement officers 2 weeks after he violated his security oath to go public about … something or other. (I’ll let the reader have the pleasure of searching for more info on Bill.)

        At this point you might be saying, ‘yeah, but how does all that fit in with the political ‘propaganda’ posted by jameske?’ Well, heck, if you’d kept up over the years by reading all those articles by Bill Cooper, you’d realize that many of our current crop of politicians – Bones boys that they are – are the people Bill was trying to warn us all about. 😉

          1. Left right, left right, forward march!
            For complete balance, I’ll try and keep to the middle — although most of the time I just end up getting confused. Rememeber, what you consider to be your left side is actually your right side according to the person looking at you.

            Oh well. Now I know who to blame for that black van with the satellite dish that’s parked outside my house every night … ;0)


            “Read like a butterfly, write like a bee.” – Philip Pullman

    2. wonderful, more political ….my brain overloads
      Hi anon,

      Both sides of the fence you say, sounds fine to me , but maybe you should start writng to your masss media corp, they seem to be doing great just showing one side, the offical truths act, or hasn’t this been passed yet. You describe your countrymen as insolent idiots, whilst i wouldn’t go as far, it is this aspect that frightens the rest of the world , specially when those that hold these views currently lead the country- to ruin .

      ” Fear accomplishes nothing but destruction. Fear is the greatest enemy of all that exists on Planet Earth. Fear is bondage, fear is not freedom”

    3. As for the content, if a terr
      As for the content, if a terrorist attack happens, they will blame bush for not warning them. If a terrorist attack does not happen, they will blame bush for warning them.

      Well, you do have a point with this, the hypocrisy of many critics, the Left and the Right, but not how you said it; although I can understand your anger.

      I felt the same way towards Bob Brown, leader of the Australian Greens Party. During the lead-up to the Iraq war, travel warnings were issued for Indonesia due to possible terrorist activities. Bob Brown vehemently accused the Government of scaring the public with unnecessary warnings, saying that the warnings were being used to justify Australia going to war in Iraq. He denounced the travel warnings as political propaganda. A couple of months later, in the aftermath of the Bali bombings, as the blood of over 200 people killed dries up, Bob Brown does a complete backflip and accuses the Government of not issuing travel warnings, spitting venomously that the Government did nothing to warn the Australian people. My god, I wanted to punch the man, break his nose, hurt him, I was so damn angry with his hypocrisy. Before the Bali bombings, he was saying one thing, after the Bali bombings he was saying the complete opposite. This is an example of the hypocrisy I think you are bitter about, Anon, and I don’t blame you.

      There’s only one thing worse than Right Wing America … and that’s Left Wing hypocrisy. And vice versa.

      And I’m not prejudiced because I hate both the Left and the Right equally. ;0)

      Now forget about the politics Anon; the few political links get to you only because you let them. Jameske posted many other links (especially the one about frogs), so let’s discuss those, eh? Or is Jameske pro-frog and anti-insect? I have my suspicions … >:-


      “Read like a butterfly, write like a bee.” – Philip Pullman

  3. re: Quote of the Day
    Reminds me of the Zen saying:

    If you don’t understand, things are just as they are.
    If you do understand, things are just as they are.

    Perpetually confused,


    “Read like a butterfly, write like a bee.” – Philip Pullman

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