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Giralda at Seville


The Giralda at its various stages of construction: Almohad (left), Medieval (right), and Renaissance (center).


In popular literature, the Giralda plays a significant role in the 1998 Dan Brown novel Digital Fortress.


Author...Dan Brown

Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. Brown's novels, which are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour time period,[1] feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories

Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy (also called Exeter, Phillips Exeter or PEA) is a co-educational independent boarding school for grades 9–12 and postgraduates, located on 619 acres (2.51 km2) in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA, 50 miles (80 km) north of Boston.


Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 42°58′53″N 70°56′52″W

Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire

Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 42°58′43″N 71°04′22″W

Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of 2000, the population was 277,359. The 2009 population was estimated to be 297,734. The county seat is Brentwood

The area that today is Rockingham County was first settled by Europeans moving north from the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts as early as 1623


Plymouth Colony / British colony 1620–1691

Plymouth Colony seal

A penal colony is a settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general populace by placing them in a remote location, often an island or distant colonial territory. Although the term can be used to refer to a correctional facility located in a remote location it is more commonly used to refer to communities of prisoners overseen by wardens or governors having absolute authority.

Mernagh monument
Epigraphy in honor of a prisoner in the Australian penal colony of Botany Bay

Plymouth Colony (sometimes New Plymouth) was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 to 1691


Brentwood is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,197. The 2009 population was estimated to be 4,279. Brentwood has been the county seat of Rockingham County since 1997. It is drained by the Piscassic, Little and Exeter rivers.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,197 people, 911 households, and 777 families residing in the town.

Notable residents * Joshua Smith (1760–1795) author of Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs

Dan Brown was born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA, the eldest of three children. Brown grew up on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy,

Phillips Church, Exeter, NH
Phillips Church in 1911

Old Town Hall, Exeter, NH.

Gilman Garrison House is a historic house at 12 Water Street in Exeter, New Hampshire owned by Historic New England.

National Register of Historic Places Property types collage 2

The Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien, an example of a ship listed in the National Register. This ship is also a National Historic Landmark.

Location: San Francisco, California
Coordinates: 37°48′40″N 122°25′5″W

O'brien underway.

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien was designated a National Historic Landmark, and is docked at Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California. It also hosts the amateur radio station K6JOB.


G0RTN shack


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Aleister Crowley (pronounced /ˈkroʊli/; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, and also known as both Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast, was an influential English occultist, mystic and ceremonial magician, responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema. He was also successful in various other fields, including mountaineering, chess and poetry, and it has also been alleged that he was a spy for the British government.

Crowley in occult garb

Born Edward Alexander Crowley 12 October 1875(1875-10-12)
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England

Died 1 December 1947(1947-12-01) (aged 72)


Hastings, East Sussex, England

Hastings Emblem Vectorized

The town is sometimes referred to as "the birthplace of television" since the pioneer of television, John Logie Baird, lived at 21 Linton Crescent from 1922 to 1924.

The beach and pier

Hastings shown within East Sussex

The borough of Hastings, one of six local government districts in the English county of East Sussex, has more than 50 extant places of worship serving a wide range of religious denominations. A further 16 buildings formerly used for public worship, but now closed or used for other purposes, also exist. The borough is made up of the ancient port and seaside resort of Hastings, the neighbouring planned resort of St Leonards-on-Sea (united with its former rival in 1888

Hastings night.

Hastings town centre postcard

The most important buildings from the late medieval period are the two churches in the Old Town, St Clement's (probably built after 1377) and All Saints (early 15th century). There is also a Muslim mosque, formerly "Mercatoria School" until purchased by the East Sussex Islamic Association. The former Ebenezer Particular Baptist Chapel in the Old Town dates from 1817 and is listed at Grade II

Net shops Hastings

During the past 150 years, many net huts have been destroyed by stormy seas, and in the 1950s some of them were demolished by the Hastings Council as part of a clearance scheme for development of the beach. About forty-five of these structures still survive and are regularly

1914 Railway Junction Diagram of Hastings area lines and stations; the Bexhill West branch and the West Marina station have since closed.


When passengers travelled between two stations on the same railway, using trains provided by the same company, that company was entitled to the whole of the fare. Similarly, when goods were consigned between two stations on the same railway, using wagons provided by the same company, that company was entitled to the whole of the fee.

Railways Act 1921

Typical Railway Junction Diagram produced by the RCH. This one shows the location of the RCH offices close to Euston Station.


Hastings funicular railway

Hastings has long been known as a retreat for artists and painters. For example, the pre-Raphaelite painters including Dante Gabriel Rossetti (who married in Hastings) and William Holman Hunt, who painted pictures of nearby cliffs at Fairlight, admired the town for its light and clear air

A Fairlight CMI keyboard, featuring signatures from 43 celebrity musicians, composers and producers.


British progressive rockgroup Jethro Tull recorded a song called "Jack-in-the-Green" on their 1977 album Songs From The Wood.


This is the first Jethro Tull album to feature keyboardist David Palmer as an official band member. The song "Jack-In-The-Green" features Ian Anderson on all the instruments.

Amongst modern "folkies" and neo-pagans the Jack in the Green has become identified with the mysterious Green Man depicted in mediaeval church carvings and is widely felt to be an embodiment of natural fertility, a spirit of the primeval greenwood and a trickster; by extension he is linked to such mythological characters as Puck, Robin Goodfellow, Robin Hood, the wild man, and the Green Knight, among others such as the folklore behind the legend of Robin Hood.

The 2003 remastered edition includes a pair of bonus tracks, featuring a live rendition of "Velvet Green".


The woodland character, Jack o' the Green, was played by Tom Cruise in the film Legend.

The story is set "once, long ago" in a world of unicorns, fairies, goblins, and demons. Hidden in a dark lair, the antagonist, the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) instructs his goblin servant, Blix (Alice Playten), to locate the two unicorns that roam the nearby forest and remove their horns. If the unicorns die and their horns are removed, the Lord of Darkness can ensure that dawn never again breaks, and sunshine never returns.

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Default The Golden Dawn: 1898–1899

In 1898, Crowley was staying in Zermatt, Switzerland,

Old houses of Zermatt and the Matterhorn

The high summits around Zermatt

In British Isles folklore, Jack Frost appears as an elfish creature who personifies crisp, cold, winter weather, a variant of Father Winter (also known as "Old Man Winter"). Some believe this representation originated in Germanic folklore specifically in the Anglo-Saxon and Norse winter customs


Cecily Pike wrote a children's nursery-song describing Jack Frost spirite" and beginning with the words "Look out! Look out! Jack Frost is about! He's after your fingers and toes!"


where he met the chemist Julian L. Baker, and the two began talking about their common interest in alchemy. Upon their return to England, Baker introduced Crowley to George Cecil Jones, a member of the occult society known as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Crowley was subsequently initiated into the Outer Order of the Golden Dawn on 18 November 1898 by the group's head, S.L. MacGregor Mathers. The ceremony itself took place at Mark Masons Hall in London, where Crowley accepted his motto and magical name of Frater Perdurabo, meaning "I shall endure to the end." At around this time, he moved from the elegant accommodation at the Hotel Cecil to his own luxury flat at 67–69 Chancery Lane. There, Crowley would prepare two different rooms: one for the practice of White Magic and the other one for Black Magic.[38] He soon invited a Golden Dawn associate, Allan Bennett, to live with him, and Bennett became his personal tutor, teaching him more about ceremonial magic and the ritual usage of drugs. However, in 1900, Bennett left for Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka) to study Buddhism,[41] whilst in 1899 Crowley acquired Boleskine House, in Foyers on the shore of Loch Ness in Scotland.

With Urquhart Castle in the foreground

Loch Ness (pronounced /ˌlɒx ˈnɛs/, Scottish Gaelic: Loch Nis, [l̪ˠɔxˈniʃ]) is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands (57°18′N 4°27′W / 57.3°N 4.45°W / 57.3; -4.45) extending for approximately 37 km (23 mi) southwest of Inverness

Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area at 56.4 km2 (21.8 sq mi) after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume. Its deepest point is 230 m (755 ft),[1] deeper than the height of London's BT Tower at 189 m (620 ft) and deeper than any other loch with the exception of Loch Morar. It contains more fresh water than all lakes in England and Wales combined,[2] and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south.


It is also near this castle that the majority of Nessie (Loch Ness Monster) sightings occur

The castle is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland,

Boleskine House (boll-ESS-kin) was the estate of author and occultist Aleister Crowley from 1899 to 1913. It is located on the South-Eastern shore of Loch Ness in Scotland, two miles east of the Village of Foyers. The house was built in the late 18th century by Archibald Fraser.

One must have a house where proper precautions against disturbance can be taken; this being arranged, there is really nothing to do but to aspire with increasing fervor and concentration, for six months, towards the obtaining of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.


He subsequently developed a love of Scottish culture, describing himself as the "Laird of Boleskine" and took to wearing traditional highland dress, even during visits back to London.

However, a schism had developed in the Golden Dawn, with MacGregor Mathers, the organization's leader, being ousted by a group of members who were unhappy with his autocratic rule. Crowley had previously approached this group, asking to be initiated into further orders of the Golden Dawn, but they had declined him. Unfazed, he went directly to MacGregor Mathers, who still held the post of chief at the time and who initiated him into the Second Order after learning of the situation. Now loyal to Mathers, Crowley (with the help of his then mistress and fellow initiate, Elaine Simpson) attempted to help crush the rebellion and unsuccessfully attempted to seize a London temple space known as the Vault of Rosenkreutz from the rebels. Crowley had also developed more personal feuds with some of the Golden Dawn's members; he disliked the poet W.B. Yeats, who had been one of the rebels, because Yeats had not been particularly favourable towards one of his own poems, Jephthat. He also disliked Arthur Edward Waite, who would rouse the anger of his fellows at the Golden Dawn with his pedantry. Crowley voiced the view that Waite was a pretentious bore through searing critiques of Waite's writings and editorials of other authors' writings. In his periodical The Equinox, Crowley titled one diatribe, "Wisdom While You Waite", and his mock-obituary on the passing of Waite bore the title "Dead Waite"

Stairway To Heaven

Crowley describes Boleskine in Confessions:

The house is a long low building. I set apart the south-western half for my work. The largest room has a bow window and here I made my door and constructed the terrace and lodge. Inside the room I set up my oratory proper. This was a wooden structure, lined in part with the big mirrors which I brought from LONDON.

The Devil Rides Out (10 - 10)

Kiblah of Thelema

Aleister Crowley considered Boleskine to be the Thelemic Kiblah. This is an Arabic word which refers to the direction of Mecca, the holiest shrine of Islam. It has a slightly different meaning in Thelema, as it is mentioned in several rituals written by Crowley where it is identified with the East. The Gnostic Mass and Liber Reguli [1] both identify the principal orientation (sometimes known as "Magical East") as being towards Boleskine. It is considered to be the focal point of the magical energies (also called the "93 Current") of the Aeon of Horus. In this way it is similar to Jerusalem in Judaism and Mecca in Islam.

Led Zeppelin live at Chicago Stadium, January 1975


In L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Jack Frost is the son of the otherwise unnamed Frost King. He takes pleasure in nipping "scores of noses and ears and toes," but Santa Claus, who likes Jack (who he sees as a "jolly rogue") though he mistrusts him, asks him to spare the children. Jack says he will, if he can resist the temptation. The same Jack appears in The Runaway Shadows, a short story by Baum. In this story, he has the power to freeze shadows, separating them from their owners, making them their own living entities.


Jack Frost (1934)


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Aleister Crowley's centre of dark sorcery

The world’s most famous Satanist, Aleister Crowley, who had connections to both Winston Churchill and the Nazis, advocated human sacrifice and admitted to sacrificing children.

In his 1929 book, Magick In Theory And Practice, he explains the reasons for ritual death and why small boys are the best victims:

“It was the theory of the ancient magicians that any living being is a storehouse of energy varying in quantity according to the size and health of the animal, and in quality according to its mental and moral character. At the death of this animal this energy is liberated suddenly. For the highest spiritual working one must accordingly choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force. A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim.”12

So there are particular Satanic days for their most important ceremonies. On these days unimaginable numbers of people, mostly children, are sacrificed. Some of the main dates are:

Feb 1/2, Candlemas
March 21/22, spring equinox
April 30th/May 1st, Walpurgis Night/Beltane
June 21/22, summer solstice
July 31/August 1, Lammas Great Sabbat festival
September 21/22, autumn equinox
October 31 st/November 1st, Samhain/Halloween
December 21/22, winter solstice or Yule

Do you still wonder what happens to many of the millions, yes millions, of children who go missing every year all over the world never to be heard of again? And that’s without all of those bred for sacrifice that the public knows nothing about. We can begin to see that the estimates of ritual sacrifices every year are no exaggeration.

Plot once owned by satanist Aleister Crowley 'perfect for a holiday cottage'

A plot of land once owned by the self-proclaimed "most wicked man in the world" has been put up for sale, attracting interest from rock stars, developers and disciples of the dark arts.

The "Beast of Boleskine", who died in 1947, owned Boleskine Estate between 1899 and 1913, during which time he tried to smother the Highlands in black magic by coaxing out the forces of evil.

Let me emphasize again here that these dates and festivals are not Satanic in themselves. They are times in the annual planetary cycle when very powerful energies of various kinds are manifesting on the Earth and the rituals and ceremonies of both a positive and negative nature are performed on these dates. The cycle produces the energy and the Satanists simply harness that energy for their own purposes, just as the positive rituals do, like those performed by most modern Druids.

On a dark night, lights cast mysterious shadows on the Edinburgh Castle. The Edinburgh Castle has a long haunting past, one of which involves the Witches Well. Located in the northeast corner of the castle, the Witches Well commemorates the death of more than three hundred women. They were accused of practicing witchcraft between 1479 and 1722.


http://www.stonesofwonder.com/callanis.htm...Stevie at a conference in Salvador


View of Farol da Barra Lighthouse.


Nickname(s): Capital da Alegria (Capital of happiness) and Roma Negra (Black Rome)


"The demons and evil forces had congregated round me so thickly that they were shutting off the light. It was a comforting situation. There could be no more doubt of the efficiency of the operation," Crowley wrote of his experiments at the estate.


Satan’s children





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The series followed the adventures of astrophysicist Adam Brake and his young son Matthew after they arrive in the small village of Milbury, which is built in the midst of a megalithic stone circle.

The Stones of Avebury (Milbury in the serial)

Filmed at Avebury, Wiltshire during Summer 1976, with interior scenes filmed at HTV's Bristol studio, it was an unusually atmospheric production with sinister, discordant wailing voices heightening the tension on the incidental music. The music was composed by Sidney Sager who used the Ambrosian Singers to chant in accordance with the megalithic rituals referred to in the story

Children of the Stones ...70's tv programme 1st episode opening!


1. Into the Circle (TX: 10 January 1977)
2. Circle of Fear (TX: 17 January 1977)
3. Serpent in the Circle (TX: 24 January 1977)
4. Narrowing Circle (TX: 31 January 1977)
5. Charmed Circle (TX: 7 February 1977)
6. Squaring the Circle (TX: 14 February 1977)
7. Full Circle (TX: 21 February 1977)


Plot outline

One of the more complicated aspects of Children of the Stones is the concept of the “time circle” and the “psychic bubble”. The main premise of this idea is that the village within the stone circle exists in a time rift, where the same actions are played out (with minor variations), over and over again, with the end result being that the power of the circle will eventually be released to the outside world. Whenever this is faulted, however, the time circle resets and the same events attempt again to unfold. However, since time is passing in the outside world in a normal way, that within the time circle must also progress matching the time period of the real world while still attempting to play out the events within.

Within Children of the Stones, there are four cycles of the time circle that are clearly described, although in reality there are likely to be a great number more.

(a) A circular earthwork, 300 feet in diameter.
(b) An avenue bounded by earthworks approaching it on the north-east.
(c) One large unworked Sarsen Stone, called the "Hele Stone" or "Friar's Heel."
(d) A recumbent slab within the earthwork called the "Slaughtering Stone."
(e) Two small unhewn Sarsens lying north-west and south-east of the Circle of Stones.
(f) A ring of hewn Sarsen stones with "imposts " or lintels mortised to them. The lintels are fitted together with toggle joints. Sixteen out of the original thirty uprights of these "Trilithons" are now standing.
The diameter of this circle is about 108 feet, or that of the dome of St. Paul's.
(g) A ring of less perfectly hewn "Foreign Stones" which have been conveyed to the spot from Pembrokeshire.
These numbered between thirty and forty. Only seven are standing to-day, nine are over-thrown.
(h) Five great Trilithons, arranged in a horse-shoe, with the opening to the north-east. These Trilithons rise gradually in height towards the south-west. The largest group of stones fell A.D. 1620. Those next to the great Trilithon on the north-west, fell on January 3rd, 1797.
To-day only two of the Inner Trilithons are standing. One upright of the great Trilithon (raised and made secure in 1901) is erect.
(i) A horseshoe of less perfectly hewn Foreign Stones. Originally there were fifteen or more of these monoliths averaging eight feet high.
(j) A simple recumbent slab of micaceous sandstone called the "Altar Stone."

Secrets of Stonehenge

Spaceships with the ability to defy gravity had to make a circle out of rocks?

The Tomorrow People

The Champions-The Beginning


All incarnations of the show concerned the emergence of the next stage of human evolution (Homo superior) known colloquially as Tomorrow People. Born to human parents, an apparently normal child might at some point between childhood and late adolescence experience a process called "breaking out", when they develop their special abilities. These abilities include psionic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation. However, their psychological makeup prevents them from intentionally killing others.

The Beginning

During their first mission as a team, their plane crashes in the Himalayas. They are rescued by an advanced civilization living secretly in the mountains, who save their lives, granting them perfected human abilities, including powers to communicate with one another over distances by ESP (telepathy), and to foresee events (precognition), enhanced five senses and intellect, and physical abilities to the fullest extent of human capabilities.



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Default Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

The Serpentine (also known as the Serpentine River) is a 28-acre (11 ha) recreational lake in Hyde Park, London, England, created in 1730. Although it is common to refer to the entire body of water as the Serpentine, strictly the name refers only to the eastern half of the lake. Serpentine Bridge, which marks the boundary between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, also marks the western boundary of the Serpentine; the long and narrow western half of the lake is known as the Long Water. The Serpentine takes its name from its snakelike, curving shape


London's Holocaust Memorial is situated at the eastern end of the Serpentine, immediately beyond the dam, and a memorial on the northern shore of the lake commemorates the Norwegian Defence Forces' role in World War II.

The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain is sited on the southern shore of the Serpentine near West Carriage Drive. It currently receives approximately one million visitors per year.[20]

There is another fountain, 'The Diana Fountain', on the north side of the Serpentine Road, at the north-east corner of the lake. This, much earlier, fountain is dedicated to the Roman Goddess. It is much eroded and has not work for many years. It now resembles a bird-bath.

Ranger's Lodge is one of a group of buildings to the north of the lake. The most prominent of these is the 1903 Metropolitan Police Station ('AH'). Hyde Park is/was the only Royal Park policed by this force. The 'Met' were first housed, from 1867–1903 in 'The Magazine' at the north end of the Serpentine Bridge. Policing was,in the 1970's, passed to the Royal Parks Constabulary. Following the RPC's abolition in 2004, it is now the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service's Royal Parks Operational Command Unit, although as with the rest of the MPS, command and control of day-to-day incidents has been centralised to the Metcall complex.

Airwave (communications network)

The Solarshuttle, moored in front of Hyde Park Barracks

The Rose Gardens at the southeastern corner of the Serpentine have in recent years become a popular meeting place for London's gay community.[21] It has been alleged that their popularity as a cottaging location is due to their proximity to Hyde Park Barracks.[16]

Who really murdered Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman?


The reason for the rapid arrests was very simple: Just hours earlier, two small bodies had been found near the perimeter fence at USAF Lakenheath, and the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street was terrified of a massive political scandal involving American servicemen based in, or transiting through, the United Kingdom.

United States Air Forces in Europe


Royal Air Force Station Lakenheath, commonly abbreviated to RAF Lakenheath, (IATA: LKZ, ICAO: EGUL) is a Royal Air Force military airbase near Lakenheath in Suffolk, England. Although an RAF station, it hosts United States Air Force units and personnel. The host wing is the 48th Fighter Wing (48 FW), also known as the Liberty Wing, assigned to United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE).

F-15E Strike Eagles of the 48th Fighter, Statue of Liberty Wing

The 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath is the Statue of Liberty Wing, the only USAF wing with a number and name. Since activation at Chaumont-Semoutiers Air Base, France, on 10 July 1952, Liberty Wing has been one of the premier fighter wings of the United States Air Forces in Europe, spending more than over 50 years as part of USAFE. The 48 FW has nearly 5,700 active-duty military members, 2,000 British and U.S. civilians, and includes a (GSU) at nearby RAF Feltwell.

5th Space Surveillance Squadron
The United States Air Force's 5th Space Surveillance Squadron (5 SSS) was a space surveillance unit located at RAF Feltwell, United Kingdom.

Between 1989 and 2003 it also hosted the US Air Force's 5th Space Surveillance Squadron (5 SPSS) which was subordinate to the 21st Operations Group (21 OG) and the 21st Space Wing (21 SW), both at Peterson AFB, Colorado.

Seal of Colorado.

View of the Western Slope from Grand Junction.
Nickname(s): River City Motto: "Best place to live west of the Rockies"

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Soundtrack-19 Climbing the Mountain


Air Force Space Command

Commander Colonel Stephen Whiting

Occupants 21st Space Wing, 302d Airlift Wing, US Northern Command, NORAD, Air Force Space Command, Army Space Command

These organizations in turn are subordinate to the 14th Air Force (14 AF) at Vandenberg AFB, California which reports to HQ Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), also at Peterson AFB, CO.

F-15 Eagle at RAF Lakenheath with rainbow

The 21st Space Wing now has a detachment at RAF Fylingdales, UK, to coordinate cooperative missile warning and space surveillance with RAF counterparts

The Solid State Phased Array Radar (SSPAR)
Radar RAF Fylingdales

RAF Feltwell is a Royal Air Force station in Norfolk, East Anglia that is currently used by the United States Air Forces Europe. The station is located about 10 miles west of Thetford, and is in the borough of King's Lynn at approximate Ordnance Survey grid reference TL 715 900.

RAF Fylingdales is a Royal Air Force station on Snod Hill in the North York Moors, England. Its motto is "Vigilamus" (translates to "We are watching")

A near nuclear accident occurred on 27 July 1956 - when a B-47 bomber crashed into a storage igloo at Lakenheath containing three MK-6 nuclear weapons while on a routine training mission. Although the bombs involved in the accident did not have their fissile cores installed, each of them carried about 8,000 pounds of high explosives as part of their trigger mechanism. The crash and ensuing fire did not ignite the high explosives and no detonation occurred. The damaged weapons and components were later returned to the Atomic Energy Commission. The B-47 involved in the accident, which killed four crewmen, was part of the 307th Bombardment Wing

Meanwhile on 30 April 1956, two Lockheed U-2s were airlifted to RAF Lakenheath to form CIA Detachment A. The first flight of the U-2 was on 21 May. The Central Intelligence Agency unit did not remain long, moving to Wiesbaden Air Base, West Germany on 15 June.

Lakenheath Church

The village has a single Victorian primary school, constructed in 1878, which was extended in 1969 and again in 2004. There is a small shopping street, with a grocery store, two newsagents, a garden centre, an opticians shop, a Chinese restaurant, fish and chip shop, and Filipino restaurant. The village has a library with internet access. Along this stretch of road a small skate park, a playing field and a children's play park can also be found.

Lakenheath has two pubs; The Brewers Tap and The Plough. The Royal British Legion is a members only club.Lakenheath railway station is three miles away from the village and not served by a car park. Consequently, it is rarely used by travellers.

Notable Famous people who have lived in Lakenheath include Gok Wan (from the age of 4-6 while his Dad was in charge of The Rising Star Chinese takeaway as the co-founder), as well as Timmy Mallet who owned a holiday home in the village from 1986 until he sold the property in 1998

Lakenheath is the only village in the UK where the death penalty is still in use, only for the crime of sexually accosting a Horse, a law established in 1792 that is yet to have been appealed or adjusted. The punishment for this action is to be hung, drawn and quartered, although the village has not hosted the facilities to perform such an execution since 1905


Salem's Lot ...HOLLYWOOD......http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/vl...rood/index.htm

Very scary scene from Salem's Lot


Serpentine Gallery

The Serpent And The Rainbow(1988)

Don't Bury Me...I'm Not Dead!"




Published on Monday 19th July 2010 3:02 PM

Feltwell: Man dead and woman and baby injured in shooting incident

At 12.11pm, paramedics went to the same address following reports of a 52-year-old man having also suffered gun shot wounds to the head

The ambulance service has confirmed it went to an address in Oak Street at 11.14am to find a 40-year-old woman had been shot twice in the forehead.

At 12.11pm, paramedics went to the same address following reports of a 52-year-old man having also suffered gun shot wounds to the head

This is the third body to be found in the Thetford area in separate incidents since Friday (July 16).

On Friday, the body of a man was found in the Barnham Cross Common area at 9.10pm. And yesterday (Sunday, July 18) the body of a man was found close to Thetford train station at 11.40am.

Taken March 2003 showing RAF Feltwell with the Deep Space Tracking Station centre.

A Norfolk police spokesman said the deaths is not being treated as suspicious.

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A blocked downpipe on St Marys' Church

The Work & Play Gallery...A collection of photographs featuring young people.


Fetes and Trips


Feltwell is a mainly agricultural village in Norfolk, England, on the edge of the Fens. We are home to RAF Feltwell, an old grass airfield currently used by the USAF and Space Command.


UFO - TV Series - Opening Sequence

The sci-fi series. OPENING SEQUENCE of this 70's cult tv series.

Human subject research includes experiments (formally known as interventional studies) and observational studies. Human subjects are commonly participants in research on basic biology, clinical medicine, psychology, and all other social sciences. Humans have been participants in research since the earliest studies. As research has become formalized the academic community has developed formal definitions of "human subject research", largely in response to abuses of human subjects.

Definition of a human subject

In biostatistics or psychological statistics, a research subject is any object or phenomenon that is observed for purposes of research. In survey research and opinion polling, the subject is often called a respondent. In the United States Federal Guidelines a human subject is a living individual about whom an investigator conducting research obtains 1) Data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or 2) Identifiable private information (32 CFR 219.102.f). (Lim,1990)

The imposing front of St Mary's Church
St Mary's Street:


Area 51

Area 51 is a military base, and a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base. It is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (133 km) north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large secretive military airfield. The base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems

This satellite image of Area 51 shows dry Groom Lake just northeast of the site.

The intense secrecy surrounding the base, the very existence of which the U.S. government barely acknowledges, has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore

A photographic image associated with three unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) reported over Belgium in the 1990's. This image could be a hoax, though the UAP case is documented.

Area 51 28 August 1968

A closed-circuit TV camera watches over the perimeter of Area 51

Unofficial Groom Lake logo found on helmets and aircraft such as the F-117 Nighthawk during the 1990s

Its secretive nature and undoubted connection to classified aircraft research, together with reports of unusual phenomena, have led Area 51 to become a focus of modern UFO and conspiracy theories. Some of the activities mentioned in such theories at Area 51 include:

* The storage, examination, and reverse engineering of crashed alien spacecraft (including material supposedly recovered at Roswell), the study of their occupants (living and dead), and the manufacture of aircraft based on alien technology.
* Meetings or joint undertakings with extraterrestrials.
* The development of exotic energy weapons for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) or other weapons programs.
* The development of means of weather control.
* The development of time travel and teleportation technology.
* The development of unusual and exotic propulsion systems related to the Aurora Program.
* Activities related to a supposed shadowy one world government or the Majestic 12 organization


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How Area 51 Works

A satellite view of Area 51

Breaching Area 51


this is very informative


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X-Files: I want to believe

THIRTY-seven thousand years ago, a deadly secret was buried in a cave in Texas. Now the secret has been unleashed. And its discovery may mean the end of all humanity.

1957-The Levelland, Texas, UFO Landings:

Route 66 : Area 51

USA TOURS 1997-2001


Seal of Texas

Subiendo a Colliguay - The Doors - The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)

American scientist Dr Michael Wolf claimed he was a member of the satellite government for over 25 years. He attained a very high 'Above Top Secret' clearance level and worked primarily on joint ET/human scientific projects.


By the end of 2005, there were 109,531 active missing person records according to the US Department of Justice. Children under the age of 18 account for 58,081 (53.03%) of the records and 11,868 (10.84%) were for young adults between the ages of 18 and 20

Canadian statistics

Royal Canadian Mounted Police missing child statistics for a ten year period [3] show a total of 60,582 missing children in 2007.

In most common law jurisdictions a missing person can be declared dead in absentia (or "legally dead") after seven years. This time frame may be reduced in certain cases, such as deaths in major battles or mass disasters such as the September 11, 2001 attacks.


On May 26, 2002, a monument to missing persons was unveiled in County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland by President Mary McAleese. It was the first monument of its kind in the world

Coat of arms of Ireland

With the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, a new parliament called the Oireachtas was established, of which Dáil Éireann became the lower house.

McAleese in Toronto, Canada, 2007

From top left: Downtown Toronto featuring the CN Tower and Financial District from the Toronto Islands, City Hall, the Ontario Legislative Building, Casa Loma, Prince Edward Viaduct, and the Scarborough Bluffs



Rouge Hill is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located at 6251 Lawrence Avenue East, near the former Port Union station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Lakeshore East line train service. It is a major commuter transfer point, with large parking lots, as well as local transit services.


Connecting transit routes...Toronto Transit Commission

* 38 Highland Creek - to Scarborough Centre TTC station, and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus
* 54 Lawrence East - to Lawrence East and Eglinton TTC stations.
* 85 Sheppard East - to Don Mills and Sheppard-Yonge TTC stations, with some buses stopping at the Toronto Zoo.
* 305 Eglinton East Blue Night

Durham Region Transit

* R-9 Rouge Hill Shuttle (peak hour service only), connecting to the former Ajax-Pickering Transit routes.

Toronto's CN Tower.
Antenna or spire 553.33 m (1,815.4 ft)
CN Tower is the world's 3rd tallest free-standing structure

CN Tower Turmkorb-Modell

CN Tower seen from its base

Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation)...

A live frog levitates inside a 32 mm diameter vertical bore of a Bitter solenoid in a magnetic field of about 16 teslas at the High Field Magnet Laboratory of the Radboud University in Nijmegen the Netherlands.

Coat of arms


A view over Nijmegen

Transmission is the act of passing something on in another place.

It was named after the English town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1796 by Elizabeth Simcoe, who was inspired by the Scarborough Bluffs which reminded her of white cliffs near her home.

Scarborough Arms...http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rough_Arms.png

The "Belle" at Scarborough Lighthouse 2007

The site also houses the broadcasting transmitter which provides TV and radio services to Scarborough and the surrounding areas.

In the 20th century, the Mere was a popular tourist attraction owned by Scarborough Corporation, with rowing boats, a cafe and putting green. There was also a miniature Spanish galleon - the Hispaniola - which made trips across to 'Treasure Island' where holidaymakers could dig for Doubloons.

A map dated 1766 by Thomas Bowen in 'The Gentlemans Magazine' shows Scarborough Mere as "a lake called Byard's Lake".

HMS Byard K 315 sliding down the slipway on 6 March 1943 at Bethlehem-Hingham shipyard
HMS Byard served exclusively with the 4th Escort Group earning battle honours for service in the North Atlantic.

Animation of showing the separation of Pangaea, which formed the Atlantic Ocean known today

Pangaea continents

THIRTY-seven thousand years ago, a deadly secret was buried in a cave in Texas. Now the secret has been unleashed. And its discovery may mean the end of all humanity.

The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

Pangaea, Pangæa, or Pangea (pronounced /pænˈdʒiːə/, pan-JEE-ə[1], from Ancient Greek πᾶν pan "entire", and Γαῖα Gaia "Earth", Latinized as Gæa) was the supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras about 250 million years ago, before the component continents were separated into their current configuration

Emmerdale, known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989, is a popular and critically acclaimed British soap opera that has been broadcast on ITV since 1972. It is set in the fictional village of Emmerdale (known as Beckindale until 1994) in West Yorkshire.

Emmerdale is shown every weekday at 19:00

Without adverts the total time of footage averages to around 22 minutes per episode...
One of Pavlov's dogs

Classical conditioning (also Pavlovian or respondent conditioning, Pavlovian reinforcement) is a form of associative learning that was first demonstrated by Ivan Pavlov (1927)

Human subject research includes experiments (formally known as interventional studies) and observational studies.

Episode 1 - P1 1972

Emmerdale Farm

THIRTY-seven thousand years ago, a deadly secret was buried in a cave in Yorkshire. Now the secret has been unleashed. And its discovery may mean the end of all humanity.

i think he's letting him watch twilight on repeat

Clockwork Orange Scene 2




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Ultimate Force is a British television drama series that was shown on ITV, which deals with the activities of the fictional Red Troop of the SAS (Special Air Service). The programme started on 16 September 2002 and four seasons were produced.



It was co-created by Chris Ryan,‘Chris Ryan’ MM (born 1961, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear )The one that didn't get away with Murder.

Bravo Two Zero patrol members. From left to right: Ryan, Consiglio, MacGown (obscured), Lane, Coburn (obscured), McNab (obscured), Phillips, Pring (obscured).

The SAS's Regimental Sergeant Major at the time the book is set, and fellow Gulf War veteran Peter Ratcliffe said of the book (and of The One That Got Away (1995), "[It is] insensitive on [Ryan's] and [McNab's] parts to hide behind pseudonyms when they named their dead colleagues in their books, in deliberate contravention of the Regiment's traditions.


'The One that Got Away' has since been heavily criticized by Trooper Mike Coburn and Sergeant Andy McNab, two of the surviving members of the patrol, particularly in relation to its negative portrayal of Sergeant Vince Phillips, who died of hypothermia during the patrol's attempted escape a former British SAS soldier who was a member of the famous Bravo Two Zero patrol during the 1991 Gulf War,[1] with the show produced by Bentley Productions.[2] As well as his behind the scenes role, Ryan appeared as a SAS soldier in the first series of the show playing Blue Troop leader Johnny Bell.

The show features British television star Ross Kemp as its central character, the hard-boiled Staff Sergeant Henry 'Henno' Garvie.[1] The show was a star vehicle for Kemp, who had been lured away from the BBC to ITV with a multi-million pound contract.[3] Kemp appeared in every episode of the four series.

Kemp at the British Academy Television Awards 2009

The award-winning TV series Ross Kemp on Gangs, in which Kemp interviewed gang members around the world, was first broadcast in 2006. The first series featured gangs and police corruption in Brazil, Māori gangs in New Zealand, neo-Nazi skinheads in California, gangsters in London, and teenagers from Blaenau Gwent. The second series featured "MS13" from El Salvador, neo-Nazis in Russia, football hooligans in Poland, American "Bloods" and "Crips" gangs in St. Louis, and the Numbers gang in South Africa. In May 2007, Ross Kemp on Gangs was awarded a BAFTA award for factual programming.

On 21 January 2008, Sky broadcast the first episode of a five-part series Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, which entails Kemp following the 1st Battalion of the British Army's Royal Anglian Regiment during their deployment to Afghanistan's Helmand Province from March to August 2007. In preparation for the assignment, Kemp had to participate in military training for personal defence, including use of the SA80 assault rifle.

Ross Kemp: Middle East

In January and February 2010, Sky broadcast a 2-part documentary on the situation in Gaza and Israel. Ross Kemp follows Hamas to try and get a glimpse at what is sparking the violence between the two nations in some of the most politically fraught places in the world. He also examines the black market importation from Egypt into Gaza.

In early 2009, Ross Kemp on Gangs began airing in the United States on the Investigation Discovery channel under the title "Gang Nation."

The channel was called "CBS Eye on People" and featured news and human interest stories from CBS News.
Investigation Discovery (commercially abbreviated and stylized as ID.) is a digital cable television channel that is owned by Discovery Communications. The channel features programming dealing with criminal investigations, primarily homicide investigations, and other crime-related documentaries.

His mother Jean was a hairdresser and his father John was a Detective Chief Inspector in the police force.

On 11 June 2002 Kemp married Rebekah Wade, the editor of The Sun.

On 3 November 2005, it was reported that Wade had been arrested that morning following an alleged assault on her husband.

In October 2010 his ex partner Nicola Coleman gave birth to his son

Glasgow University association

In 1999 he was elected as Rector of the University of Glasgow as the candidate of the Glasgow University Labour Club, but resigned in 2001 after the Glasgow University Students' Representative Council passed a motion requesting him to do so. Ross was succeeded by another actor, Greg Hemphill.

Hemphill (left) in Still Game

Ross appeared in the 4th episode of the 14th series of BBC's motoring show Top Gear. He was the "Man in Boot" of a Renault Twingo Sport being tested by Jeremy Clarkson. The test ended with Clarkson driving the car off the quayside of Belfast Harbour, after which Clarkson joked that Kemp was killed.

Sky and Ross Kemp have collaborated on various other documentaries. These include Ross Kemp: A Kenya Special, Ross Kemp Meets the Glue Kids and Ross Kemp in Search of Pirates.

Ross signed a new 2 year contract with Sky to produce and present 12 hour-long factual programmes for the channel, split over the July 2009 to July 2011 period.

Sky1 is the flagship BSkyB entertainment channel available in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object which has been placed into orbit by human endeavor. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as the Moon.

A full size model of the Earth observation satellite ERS 2

Kemp has received international recognition as an investigative journalist for his critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary series Ross Kemp on Gangs...
On the show Kemp travels around the world talking to gang members, locals who have been affected by gang violence, and the authorities who are attempting to combat the problem. In each episode he attempts to establish contacts within the gangs who can arrange interviews with the gangs' leaders.

Series 2

Episode 1 - El Salvador

Ross travels to El Salvador to meet the "most dangerous gang in the world", MS13 (Mara Salvatrucha) a gang started by migrant Salvadoran youths in urban Los Angeles. In a country with a population smaller than London, there are over 800 murders a year, and MS13 manages to boast over 100,000 members world wide.

Years active 1980 - present

Territory North America,

Central America,

Criminal activities Drug trafficking, robbery, Larceny, extortion, human trafficking, illegal immigration, money laundering, murder, pandering, racketeering, assault, kidnapping and arms trafficking.

Ross Kemp is running a series of documentaries following the progress of British Army troops in Afghanistan; meanwhile both Sam Callis and Christopher Fox are amongst the cast of ITV's police serial drama The Bill.

Following his initial departure from EastEnders, Kemp moved from the BBC to ITV for a reported £1.2 million. Kemp's first role for ITV was in Hero of the Hour. During its filming, on 27 October 1999,

Ross Kemp in Afghanistan

On 21 January 2008, Sky broadcast the first episode of a five-part series Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, which entails Kemp following the 1st Battalion of the British Army's Royal Anglian Regiment during their deployment to Afghanistan's Helmand Province from March to August 2007. In preparation for the assignment, Kemp had to participate in military training for personal defence, including use of the SA80 assault rifle. Kemp has a personal interest in the Royal Anglians, as he is from their recruiting area, and his father served with one of the predecessor regiments of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Norfolk Regiment, in Cyprus. He has since returned to Afghanistan to film a second series of Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, which began its broadcast on Sky One on February 1, 2009, titled Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan.

In The Shadows
The Stranglers

In January and February 2010, Sky broadcast a 2-part documentary on the situation in Gaza and Israel. Ross Kemp follows Hamas to try and get a glimpse at what is sparking the violence between the two nations in some of the most politically fraught places in the world. He also examines the black market importation from Egypt into Gaza.



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Bermuda (pronounced /bɜrˈmjuːdə/; officially, the Bermudas or Somers Islands) is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,373 kilometres (853 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital city is Hamilton but the largest municipality is the town of Saint George's

Motto: "Quo Fata Ferunt" (Latin)
"Whither the Fates Carry [Us]"


Bermuda has an affluent economy, with finance as its largest sector followed by tourism, giving it the world's highest GDP per capita in 2005. It has a subtropical climate.

The Bermuda Regiment is the home defence unit of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. It is a single territorial[citation needed] infantry battalion that was formed by the amalgamation in 1965 of two originally-voluntary units, the all white Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC) and the mostly black Bermuda Militia Artillery (BMA).

Bermuda Regiment badge

The Royal Anglian Regiment has a unique relationship with the Bermuda Regiment, a Territorial battalion of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Although the Bermuda Regiment is usually described as an affiliated regiment, its relationship to the Regiment is more akin to that of one of Royal Anglian's own TA battalions. The Bermuda Regiment is an amalgamation of the old Bermuda Militia Artillery and Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC, which had been renamed the Bermuda Rifles). During the Great War, the latter unit had sent two drafts to serve as part of the 1 Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment, one of Royal Anglian Regiment's predecessors, on the Western Front.


The Junior NCOs (Corporals and Lance-Corporals) of the Bermuda Regiment attend Skill-At-Arms courses at the Royal Anglian Regiment depot, and many Bermuda Regiment officers and NCOs have served on attachment with the Royal Anglians. During the 1980s, the entire cadre of officers, warrant officers, and NCOs of the Bermuda Regiment was briefly attached to a battalion of Royal Anglians deployed to Belize.


23 August 2007 friendly fire incident

In a reported friendly fire incident, on 23 August 2007, one of a pair United States Air Force F-15E fighter aircraft called in to support a fighting patrol of the 1st Battalion in Afghanistan dropped a bomb which killed three soldiers in the patrol, and injuring two others. It was subsequently revealed after radio transmissions were released, that a series of procedural violations and communication errors commited by both the British Forward Air Controller and the F-15E Weapons System Officer, led to incorrect coordinates being targeted, which resulted in the deaths of the three soldiers. The British Forward Air Controller is currently facing manslaughter charges. [3] The F-15 in question was based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

Topographic map of Bermuda

Parishes of Bermuda

Although Bermuda's latitude is similar to that of Savannah, Georgia, it is warmer in winter, and slightly cooler in summer. Its humid subtropical climate is warmed by the nearby Gulf Stream, thanks to the westerlies, which carry warm, humid air eastwards over Bermuda, helping to keep winter temperatures above freezin

The State House, the home of Bermuda's parliament 1620–1815

Remembrance Day Parade, Hamilton, Bermuda

HMS Ambuscade at the Royal Naval Dockyard

This deployment was the subject of the Sky One documentary Ross Kemp in ... The Royal Anglian Regiment has a unique relationship with the Bermuda Regiment,


Since switching from the Bermudian pound in 1970, Bermuda's currency has been the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US$. US notes and coins are used interchangeably with Bermudian notes and coins within the islands for most practical purposes; however, banks levy a small exchange rate for the purchase of US dollars with Bermudian dollars. Bermudian notes carry the image of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The word derives from the Ancient Greek theatron (θέατρον) meaning "the seeing place."

In warfare, a theater, or theatre or seat of war is defined as a specific geographical area of conduct of armed conflict, bordered by areas where no combat is taking place.

Interior of the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, New York

Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is a branch of the performing arts. Any performance may be considered theatre; however, as a performing art, theatre focuses almost exclusively on live performers creating a self-contained drama.

Today, the only military unit remaining in Bermuda is the Bermuda Regiment, an amalgam of the voluntary units originally formed toward the end of the 19th century. Although the Regiment's predecessors were voluntary units, the modern body is formed primarily by conscription in which balloted males are required to serve for three years, two months part time, once they turn eighteen.

One of Bermuda's pink sand beaches, at Astwood Park

An IOD racer on a mooring in Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda


Tourism is Bermuda's second largest industry, with the island attracting over one-half million visitors annually, of whom more than 80% are from the United States. Other significant sources of visitors are from Canada and the United Kingdom. Tourists arrive either by cruise ship or by air at Bermuda International Airport, the only airport on the island


The Bermuda Education Act 1996 requires that only three categories of schools can operate in the Bermuda Education system:

The private school sector consists of 6 traditional private schools, two of which are religious schools, and the remaining four are secular with one of these being a single gender school and another a Montessori school.

Children working on the phonogram moveable alphabet


Sightseeing and attractions
One of Bermuda's pink sand beaches, at Astwood Park

Bermuda's pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters are popular with tourists and many of Bermuda's hotels are located along the south shore of the island. In addition to its beaches, there are a number of sightseeing attractions. Historic St George's is a designated World Heritage Site. Scuba divers can explore numerous wrecks and coral reefs in relatively shallow water (typically 30–40 ft/9–12 m in depth) with virtually unlimited visibility. Many nearby reefs are readily accessible from shore by snorkellers, especially at Church Bay.

Bermuda's most popular visitor attraction is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Other attractions include the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo,[42] Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Botanical Gardens, lighthouses, and the Crystal Caves with its impressive stalactites and underground saltwater pools.

It is not possible to rent a car on the island; however, visitors can hire scooters for use as private transport, or use public transport.


Flamingos in Bermuda zoo

The facility participates in four Species Survival Plans (SSP) as of 2009: Golden Lion Tamarin, Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, Oriental Small-clawed Otter, Ring-tailed Lemur. In addition, it is in the Population management program for a number of other species: Galapagos Tortoise, Haitian Slider, Harbor seal, Parma Wallaby, Prevost's Squirrel, Red-necked Wallaby, Roseate spoonbill, Scarlet Ibis


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The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and surface vessels allegedly disappeared mysteriously.

Classic borders of the Bermuda Triangle

Para normal is a general term (coined ca. 1915–1920[1][2]) that designates experiences that lie outside "the range of normal experience or scientific explanation" or that indicates phenomena that are understood to be outside of science's current ability to explain or measure

Paranormal phenomena are distinct from certain hypothetical entities, such as dark matter and dark energy, insofar as paranormal phenomena are inconsistent with the world as already understood through empirical observation coupled with scientific methodology.

The area of the Triangle varies by author


The earliest allegation of unusual disappearances in the Bermuda area appeared in a September 16, 1950 Associated Press article by Edward Van Winkle Jones.[2] Two years later, Fate magazine published "Sea Mystery At Our Back Door",[3] a short article by George X. Sand covering the loss of several planes and ships, including the loss of Flight 19, a group of five U.S. Navy TBM Avenger bombers on a training mission. Sand's article was the first to lay out the now-familiar triangular area where the losses took place. Flight 19 alone would be covered in the April 1962 issue of American Legion Magazine.[4] It was claimed that the flight leader had been heard saying "We are entering white water, nothing seems right. We don't know where we are, the water is green, no white." It was also claimed that officials at the Navy board of inquiry stated that the planes "flew off to Mars." Sand's article was the first to suggest a supernatural element to the Flight 19 incident. In the February 1964 issue of Argosy, Vincent Gaddis's article "The Deadly Bermuda Triangle" argued that Flight 19 and other disappearances were part of a pattern of strange events in the region.[5] The next year, Gaddis expanded this article into a book, Invisible Horizons.[6]

Others would follow with their own works, elaborating on Gaddis's ideas: John Wallace Spencer (Limbo of the Lost, 1969, repr. 1973);[7] Charles Berlitz (The Bermuda Triangle, 1974);[8] Richard Winer (The Devil's Triangle, 1974),[9] and many others, all keeping to some of the same supernatural elements outlined by Eckert.

“Paranormal” has been in the English language since at least 1920.[8][9] It consists of two parts: para and normal.

Documented evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were inaccurately reported or embellished by later authors, and numerous official agencies have stated that the number and nature of disappearances in the region is similar to that in any other area of ocean.

A 1967 Soviet Union 16 kopeks postage stamp, depicting a satellite from an imagined extraterrestrial civilization.

Popular culture has attributed these disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings.[1] Documented evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were inaccurately reported or embellished by later authors, and numerous official agencies have stated that the number and nature of disappearances in the region is similar to that in any other area of ocean.

In most (but not all) cultures, the sun is considered male and the moon, female. In Japanese mythology it is the reverse, and it is the same in the Vajrayana. Here, the sun stands for Wisdom (Skt.: prajna) portrayed as a female deity, and the moon is Method (upaya, "skillful means.") This tradition bears some relation to the celestials bodies as they are associated with the Indian gods, Shiva and Parvati. So the round sun sitting in the curve of the new moon, a motif often seen as the finial or peak of a stupa, conveys that tantric meaning which concerns the union of Method and Wisdom. Both celestials appear at the top of many tangkas -- the moon is to the main deity's right and the sun to its left.


UFO A Question Of Priorities Pt.1

Is he Breathing ?

A dode cagram is a star polygon that has twelve vertices. There is 1 regular form: {12/5**.

All dode cagrams share the vertices of a dode cagon, which may be regarded as {12/1**.

Moonbase Alpha

Moonbase Alpha is a fictional moon base and the main setting in the science fiction television series Space: 1999.

Moonbase Alpha

Located in the Moon crater Plato[1] and constructed out of quarried rock and ores, Moonbase Alpha is four kilometres in diameter and extends up to one kilometre in areas below the lunar surface.[2]. The complex extends outward from the central Main Mission tower in a series of concentrically-arranged curved structures connected by travel-tube transit tunnels. (The look is more than reminiscent of Clavius Base in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.) Apart from the central tower, the surface buildings are two to three storeys in height.


Eagle unloads


The CommLock is one of the best known and most enduring designs for Space: 1999. The original prop was designed around what then was "the world's smallest TV screen" (the 1971 "Integrated Circuit" Panasonic TR-001, 1.5"/35mm across). Current Cell Phones have many features anticipated in 1973, including audio-only and audio/video call capability, computer network access plus built-in infrared ports and short-range radio (Bluetooth) for communicating with external devices.

Space 1999 Intro

Shape-shifter Maya

Laser rifles

Often seen on the weapons rack of the Eagles and commonly carried by Security Teams in the second series. One variation, known as a 'rocket rifle', fires armour-piercing shells and was used, to no avail, against the maurauding robot in The Beta Cloud.

Laser blaster

A hand-held armour-piercing laser capable of destroying a spaceship

Eagle under attack

Dark side of the moon

The far side of the moon is often improperly called the dark side of the moon. The first scene of the show had a caption stating the location of the nuclear waste disposal storage being on the dark side of the moon. The far side of the moon, while always away from Earth will still be illuminated by the sun, thus there is no area of the moon that is permanently dark. This error was noted by Isaac Asimov who wrote two articles on the scientific inaccuracies of the show

Enter the magical world of puppetry


Indigo Moon is a UK-based theatre company inspired by European, Indian and Indonesian traditions, often using puppetry. Indigo Moon performs both in Britain and abroad, using lifelike movement and enchanting music to create enjoyable contemporary shows. Anna Ingleby began trading as Indigo Moon Theatre in 1999...

JSC2006-E-21839 (June 2006) --- NASA's Constellation Program is getting to work on the new spacecraft that will return humans to the moon and blaze a trail to Mars and beyond. This artist's rendering represents a concept of a lunar lander, lunar rover and astronauts on the moon's surface. Earth is also visible in this rendering

The terms alien abduction or abduction phenomenon describe "subjectively real memories of being taken secretly against one’s will by apparently nonhuman entities and subjected to complex physical and psychological procedures."[1] People claiming to have been abducted are usually called "abductees" or "experiencers." Typical claims involve being subjected to a forced medical examination that emphasizes their reproductive system.[2] Abductees sometimes claim to have been warned against environmental abuse and the dangers of nuclear weapons.[3] Consequently, while many of these purported encounters are described as terrifying, some have been viewed as pleasurable or transformative.

Pink Floyd, The Wizard of OZ and Dark Side of The Moon

Original cover to the LP album release.

The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. The concept album built on ideas explored by the band in their live shows and earlier recordings, but it lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterized their work following the departure in 1968 of founding member, principal composer and lyricist Syd Barrett. The Dark Side of the Moon's themes include conflict, greed, the passage of time and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by Barrett's deteriorating mental state.

Returning from the US in January 1973, they recorded "Brain Damage", "Eclipse", "Any Colour You Like" and "On the Run", while fine-tuning the work they had already laid down in the previous sessions. A foursome of female vocalists was assembled to sing on "Brain Damage", "Eclipse" and "Time", and saxophonist Dick Parry was booked to play on "US AND THEM" and "MONEY". With director Adrian Maben, the band also filmed studio footage for Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.[34]

A depiction of the eruption which buried Pompeii (from BBC's Pompeii: The Last Day). The depiction of the Temple of Jupiter and the Temple of Apollo are nonetheless inaccurate as these temples had been destroyed in the earthquake 17 years earlier.

Once the recording sessions were complete, the band began a tour of Europe

Fencing in the temple of Venus prevents vandalism of the site, as well as theft.

Karl Briullov, The Last Day of Pompeii (1830-33)

Any performance may be considered theatre; however, as a performing art, theatre focuses almost exclusively on live performers creating a self-contained drama

The Dark Side of the Moon was an immediate success, topping the Billboard 200 for one week. It subsequently remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988,

30th anniversary cover

Following the release of Meddle in 1971, in December the band assembled for an upcoming tour of Britain, Japan, and the United States. Rehearsing in Broadhurst Gardens in London, there was the looming prospect of a new album, although their priority at that time was the creation of new material.[1] In a band meeting at drummer Nick Mason's home in Camden, bassist Roger Waters proposed that a new album could form part of the tour. Waters' idea was for an album that dealt with things that "make people mad"

The Rainbow Theatre in London

Dark Side of the Moon: A Piece for Assorted Lunatics, as it was then known was performed in the presence of an assembled press on 17 February 1972—more than a year before its release—at the Rainbow Theatre, and was critically acclaimed.[15] Michael Wale of The Times described the piece as "... bringing tears to the eyes. It was so completely understanding and musically questioning."[16] Derek Jewell of The Sunday Times wrote "The ambition of the Floyd's artistic intention is now vast."[13] Melody Maker was, however, less enthusiastic: "Musically, there were some great ideas, but the sound effects often left me wondering if I was in a bird-cage at London zoo."[17] The following tour was praised by the public. The new material was performed live, in the same order in which it would eventually be recorded, but obvious differences between the live version, and the recorded version released a year later, included the lack of synthesisers in tracks such as "On the Run", and Bible readings that were later replaced by Clare Torry's non-lexical vocables on "The Great Gig in the Sky

The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, in two sessions, between May 1972 and January 1973.

Abbey Road Studios

(Putney) synthesiser


The album is particularly notable for the metronomic sound effects during "Speak to Me", and the tape loops that open "MONEY". MASON created a rough version of "Speak to Me" at his home, before completing it in the studio.



Several tracks, including "Us and Them" and "Time", demonstrate Richard Wright and David Gilmour's ability to harmonise their voices. In the 2003 documentary The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon

Clare Torry is a British singer who famously performed the wordless vocals on Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig in the Sky" on the 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon.

It felt like the whole band were working together. It was a creative time. We were all very open.

–Richard Wright



Bruce Lee - "Like a finger pointing to the moon"

Bruce Lee- "like a finger pointing away to the moon, don't concentrate on the finger or you'll miss all the heavenly glory"

Never take your eyes off your opponent even when you bow.


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Children of Men is a 2006 American dystopian science fiction film co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The Strike Entertainment production was loosely adapted from P. D. James's 1992 novel The Children of Men by Cuarón and Timothy J. Sexton with help from David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. It stars Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Pam Ferris, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael Caine.


Set in the United Kingdom of 2027, the film explores a grim world in which two decades of global human infertility have left humanity with less than a century to survive. Societal collapse, terrorism, and environmental destruction accompany the impending extinction. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom—perhaps the last functioning government—persecutes a seemingly endless wave of illegal immigrant refugees seeking sanctuary. In the midst of this chaos, Theo Faron (Clive Owen) must find safe transit for Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey), a pregnant African "FUGEE" (refugee).[3]

The film was released on 22 September 2006 in the UK, 19 October 2006 in Australia and on 25 December 2006 in the U.S., critics noting the relationship between the Christmas opening and the film's themes of hope, redemption, and faith.


By 2027, no children have been born anywhere in the world for 18 years. Most governments have collapsed, leaving the United Kingdom one of the few (shown as the only) remaining organized societies. Millions of refugees enter the United Kingdom seeking asylum. In response, Britain becomes a militarized police state. The British Army rounds up and detains all illegal immigrants and suspected sympathizers. A suicide kit called Quietus is marketed on billboards, newspaper ads and television commercials.

Children Of Men Trailer


A Clockwork Orange helped contribute to the futuristic, yet battered patina of 2027 London.[17] Children of Men was the second film Cuarón made in London, with the director portraying the city as a character itself, shooting single, wide shots of the city.[49] While Cuarón was preparing the film, the London bombings occurred, but the director never considered moving the production. "It would have been impossible to shoot anywhere but London, because of the very obvious way the locations were incorporated into the film," Cuarón told Variety. "For example, the shot of Fleet Street looking towards St. Paul's would have been impossible to shoot anywhere else."[49] Due to these circumstances, the opening terrorist attack scene on Fleet Street was shot one-and-a-half months after the London bombing

Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Battersea, South London.


Brazil is a 1985 science fiction fantasy/black comedy film directed by Terry Gilliam. It was written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard and stars Jonathan Pryce. The film also features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins, and Ian Holm. John Scalzi's Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies describes the film as a "dystopian satire".

Theatrical release poster


Set in an unidentified country, the film follows Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce), a low-level government employee who has frequent daydreams of saving a beautiful maiden. One day he is assigned the task of trying to rectify an error caused by a fly getting jammed in a printer, which caused it to misprint a file, which resulted in the incarceration and death during interrogation of Mr. Archibald Buttle instead of the suspected terrorist, Archibald "Harry" Tuttle (Robert De Niro). When Sam visits Buttle's widow, he discovers Jill Layton (Kim Greist), the upstairs neighbour of the Buttles, is the same woman as in his dreams. Jill is trying to help Mrs. Buttle find out what happened to her husband, but has become sick of dealing with the bureaucracy. Unbeknownst to her, she is now considered a terrorist friend of Tuttle for attempting to report the mistake of Buttle's arrest in Tuttle's place to bureaucrats that would not admit such an error. When Sam tries to approach her, she is very cautious and avoids giving Sam full details, worried the government will track her down. During this time, Sam comes in contact with the real Harry Tuttle (Robert De Niro), a renegade air conditioning specialist who once worked for the government but left due to the amount of paperwork. Tuttle helps Sam deal with two government workers who are taking their time fixing the broken air conditioning in Sam's apartment.

Logo of the Ministry of Information

Theatrical releases

The movie was produced by Arnon Milchan's company Embassy International Pictures (not to be confused with Joseph E. Levine's Embassy Pictures). Gilliam's original cut of the film is 142 minutes long and ends on a dark note. This version was released internationally outside the US by 20th Century Fox.

US distribution was handled by Universal. Universal executives thought the ending tested poorly, and Universal chairman Sid Sheinberg insisted on dramatically re-editing the film to give it a happy ending, a decision that Gilliam resisted vigorously. As with the cult science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), which had been released three years earlier, a version of Brazil was created by the movie studio with a more consumer-friendly ending. After a lengthy delay with no sign of the film being released, Gilliam took out a full-page ad in the trade magazine Variety urging Sheinberg to release Brazil in its intended version. Eventually, after Gilliam conducted private screenings (without the studio's approval), Brazil was awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award for "Best Picture", which prompted Universal to finally agree to release a modified 131-minute version supervised by Gilliam, in 1985

Gilliam at the 36th Deauville American Films Festival.

Medicine Lake juts into the eponymous body of water; it consists of the large, curving peninsula.
Motto: "Where water meets the sky."

Notable residents

Theology of Monty Python -

* Terry Gilliam, of Monty Python fame was born here in 1940.
* Justin Morneau, of the Minnesota Twins resides here.

Every Sperm is Sacred

Sexuality and reproduction

The very phrase "every sperm is sacred" has become almost proverbial in the field of animal[4] and human sexuality and reproduction,[5] and by extension in such areas as cloning,

Cloning cell-line colonies using cloning rings

Cloning in stem cell research / Somatic cell nuclear transfer

Somatic cell nuclear transfer, known as SCNT, can also be used to create embryos for research or therapeutic purposes. The most likely purpose for this is to produce embryos for use in stem cell research. This process is also called "research cloning" or "therapeutic cloning." The goal is not to create cloned human beings (called "reproductive cloning"), but rather to harvest stem cells that can be used to study human development and to potentially treat disease. While a clonal human blastocyst has been created, stem cell lines are yet to be isolated from a clonal source.[5]

The Stranglers -


Cloning in biology is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms such as bacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually. Cloning in biotechnology refers to processes used to create copies of DNA fragments (molecular cloning), cells (cell cloning), or organisms. The term also refers to the production of multiple copies of a product such as digital media or software.

The sea anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima in process of cloning

Dolly, a Finn-Dorset ewe, was the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell. She was cloned at the Roslin Institute in Scotland and lived there from her birth in 1996 until her death in 2003 when she was six. Her stuffed remains were placed at Edinburgh's Royal Museum, part of the National Museums of Scotland


Human cloning

Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of an existing or previously existing human. The term is generally used to refer to artificial human cloning; human clones in the form of identical twins are commonplace, with their cloning occurring during the natural process of reproduction. There are two commonly discussed types of human cloning: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. Therapeutic cloning involves cloning adult cells for use in medicine and is an active area of research. Reproductive cloning would involve making cloned humans. A third type of cloning called replacement cloning is a theoretical possibility, and would be a combination of therapeutic and reproductive cloning. Replacement cloning would entail the replacement of an extensively damaged, failed, or failing body through cloning followed by whole or partial brain transplant.

X-Files The Movie - Official Hd Trailer ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X-Files_(film)

A whole-body transplant or brain transplant is a hypothetical operation that would move the brain of one being into the body of another. It is a procedure distinct from head transplant, which involves transferring the entire head to a new body, as opposed to the brain only. Theoretically, a person with advanced organ failure could be given a new and functional body while keeping their own personality and memories.

Martin Landau was one of the film's well-known stars...http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...au2008TIFF.jpg

In the 2008 film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, head transplants are being carried out illegally in West Virginia by a Russian medical team in order to save the life of a man suffering from cancer.



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SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a Liberty ship built during World War II and named for American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O'Brien (1744–1818). Now based in San Francisco, the O'Brien is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada[3] that stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944,[4][5] and one of only two currently operational WWII Liberty ships afloat of the 2,710 built during the war (the other being the SS John W. Brown based in Baltimore).

Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United States during World War II. Though British in conception, they were adapted by the U.S. as they were cheap and quick to build, and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. Based on vessels ordered by Britain to replace ships torpedoed by German U-boats, they were purchased for the U.S. fleet and for lend-lease provision to Britain. Eighteen American shipyards built 2,751 Libertys between 1941 and 1945, easily the largest number of ships produced to a single design.

SS Kroonland at the Culebra Cut while transiting the Panama Canal on 2 February 1915.

USS Missouri passes through the canal in 1945


History...Launched:19 June 1943

Built in just 56 days at the New England Shipbuilding Corporation in South Portland, Maine, and launched on 19 June 1943, this class EC2-S-CI ship not only made four perilous round trip wartime crossings of the Atlantic and served on D-Day, the vessel later saw sixteen months of service in both the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean calling at ports in Chile, Peru, New Guinea, the Philippines, India, China, and Australia.

SS Jeremiah O'Brien entering the English Channel, 1994

In 1994 the O'Brien, in what was to be an epic eighth voyage, steamed through the Golden Gate, down the west coast, through the Panama Canal,

The Panama Canal is a 77 km (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1904 to 1914, annual traffic has risen from about 1,000 ships in the canal's early days to 14,702 vessels in 2008, measuring a total 309.6 million Panama Canal/Universal Measurement System (PC/UMS) tons.

illustrating the sequence of locks and passages

and across the Atlantic to England and France, where the O'Brien and her crew (a remarkable collection of old salts whose average age was 70 and a few cadets from the California Maritime Academy), participated in the 50th Anniversary of Operation Overlord -- the Allied invasion at Normandy that turned the tide of World War II in Europe.




The Gaillard Cut, or Culebra Cut, is an artificial valley that cuts through the continental divide in Panama. The cut forms part of the Panama Canal, linking Lake Gatún, and thereby the Atlantic Ocean, to the Gulf of Panama and hence the Pacific Ocean. It is 12.6 km (7.8 mi) from the Pedro Miguel lock on the Pacific side to the Chagres River arm of Lake Gatun, with a water level 26 m (85 ft) above sea level.

Construction work on the Gaillard Cut is shown in this photograph from 1907

The two ships seen here seem almost to be touching the walls of the Miraflores Locks.

Container ships are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers, in a technique called containerization.

The Port of Tampa is located on the western coast or Suncoast of Florida, approximately 25 miles from open waters of the Gulf of Mexico

An officer monitors the clearance of the cruise ship Ryndam as she traverses the lock.

Navy Seals in Afghanistan

Ryndam is a cruise ship owned and operated by Holland America Line that is named for a dam on the Rhine River. She offers enhanced amenities and services and is designed to carry fewer passengers than other ships in her class. Themed around Dutch exploration, the décor features art and artifacts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.

Panama - Barro Colorado and Panama Canal


Arms trafficking, also known as gunrunning, is the illegal trafficking or smuggling of contraband weapons or ammunition.


Although arms trafficking is widespread in regions of political turmoil, it is not limited to such areas, and for example, in South Asia, an estimated 63 million guns have been trafficked into India and Pakistan

People smuggling (also called human smuggling) is defined as "the facilitation, transportation, attempted transportation or illegal entry of a person or persons across an international border, in violation of one or more countries laws, either clandestinely or through deception, such as the use of fraudulent documents"

Over a thousand men, smuggled into Oman, return to Pakistan by boat after they were arrested and imprisoned

Trafficking of children is a form of human trafficking. It is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receiving of children for the purpose of exploitation.

There is a tendency for the trafficking debate to gravitate into an approach against criminals on the one hand and an approach supporting human rights or protection on the other hand. This creates a false impression of opposing perspectives when both dimensions are inherently linked and essential to prevent and combat trafficking

The Palermo definition is not limited to cross-border trafficking—between neighboring States—and can be applied to both internal and intercontinental trafficking.

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed a local body to probe war crimes, but few believe it is credible

The Panama Canal Zone Police was a force that consisted of more than 400 officers of all ranks split into two Divisions, Atlantic and Pacific, and between about 25 stations. It was responsible for the security of Canal Zone property as well as general policing duties, using a wide range of transportation, including boats, horses, motorcycles and patrol cars.

The force was disbanded on March 31, 1982 when law enforcement responsibilities for the former Panama Canal Zone passed to the Republic of Panama as mandated by the Torrijos-Carter Treaties of 1977.

Between 1941 and 1957 three Canal Zone Police officers were killed in separate incidents. Each officer was on Motorcycle patrol and was forced off the road by a speeding car. No suspect was ever charged in the 3 killings.

MS Ryndam leaving the Port of Tampa in January 2006.

The Port of Tampa is located on the western coast or Suncoast of Florida, approximately 25 miles from open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The boundaries of the Port district includes parts of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, Hillsborough River, and Old Tampa Bay.
It has 3 cruise terminals. Nearby attractions are Channelside, The Florida Aquarium, and Ybor City.

Completed: 9 September 1994

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The Rocky Mountains (or Rockies) are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,830 km) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the southwestern United States. The range's highest peak is Mount Elbert located in Colorado at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) above sea level.

Moraine lake.

The Rockies were formed from 80 to 55 million years ago by the Laramide orogeny. Since then, erosion by water and glaciers have sculpted the mountain range into dramatic valleys and peaks. At the end of the last ice age, humans started to inhabit the mountain range. After Europeans, such as Sir Alexander MacKenzie and the Lewis and Clark expedition, started to explore the range, minerals and furs drove the initial economic exploitation of the mountains, although the range never became densely populated.

Topographic map of the Bighorn Basin (highlighted in orange), formed by the Laramide Orogeny
The still-earlier Nevadan orogeny of the late Jurassic — early Cretaceous.

The chronostratigraphic term "Jurassic" is directly linked to the Swiss Jura Mountains. Alexander von Humboldt (*1769, † 1859) recognized the mainly limestone dominated mountain range of the Swiss Jura Mountains as a separate formation that was not at the time included in the established stratigraphic system defined by Abraham Gottlob Werner (* 1749, † 1817) and named it “Jurakalk” in 1795.[4][5][6] The name “Jura” is derived from the celtic root “jor” which was Latinised into “juria”, meaning forest (i.e. “Jura” is forest mountains)


Gigandipus, a dinosaur footprint in the Lower Jurassic Moenave Formation at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, southwestern Utah.

The Late Jurassic life of Tendeguru is very similar to that found in western North America's Morrison Formation


The distinctive banding of the Morrison Formation, a group of rock layers that occur throughout Dinosaur National Monument and the source of fossils like those found at the Dinosaur Quarry

In Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, the Morrison Formation was a major source of uranium ore.

Rhinophrynus dorsalis

The English who settled colonial Virginia in the early 17th century recorded that the native Powhatan name for the Blue Ridge was Quirank. At the foot of the Blue Ridge, various tribes including the Sioux Manahoacs, the Iroquois, and the Shawnee hunted and fished

The Blue Ridge Mountains began forming during the Silurian Period over 400 million years ago. Approx. 320 mya, North America and Europe collided, pushing the Blue Ridges up higher.


Lofty Ledge

Mexican burrowing toad

Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction thriller film[3] directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. The film centers on the fictional Isla Nublar (Incorrect Spanish meant for "Cloudy Island", it would be "Isla Nublada" properly), in Costa Rica, where billionaire philanthropist John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) and a team of genetic scientists from his company have created an amusement park of cloned dinosaurs.

a futuristic theme park populated with dinosaurs cloned from DNA taken from fossilized mosquitoes preserved in amber.

Jurassic Park is regarded as a landmark in the use of computer-generated imagery, and received positive reviews from critics, who praised the effects, though reactions to other elements of the picture, such as character development, were mixed. During its release, the film grossed more than $914 million worldwide, becoming the most successful film released up to that time (surpassing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and surpassed 4 years later by Titanic), and it is currently the 15th highest grossing feature film (taking inflation into account, it is the 18th-highest-grossing film in North America). It is the most financially successful film for NBC Universal and Steven Spielberg.


Jurassic Park Raptor Music Video

Cloning Dinosaurs: The Difficulties of Finding Complete DNA and a Surrogate Species

DNA is found in all the cells of all living organisms, and it is theoretically possible to find dinosaur DNA preserved in the fossilized bones of dinosaurs.

What is a 'Frozen Zoo'

The 'frozen zoo' can be defined as a collection of animal genes in the form of frozen semen and embryos. In practical terms this is a collection of sperm-holding straws stored in liquid nitrogen tanks.

The Uses of the 'Frozen Zoo'


The genes from wild-caught endangered animals are very valuable as they will be needed to increase the founder population of breeding groups. Domestic cattle are constantly being improved genetically by means of artificial breeding. The advantage of speeding up the genetic progress in a breeding programme can similarly be used for exotic species. The frozen zoo could then provide the valuable material to produce genetically superior stock to that which natural breeding in one herd or colony could have produced. Furthermore, the production of genetically healthier animals will automatically reduce the inbreeding problems caused by loss of heterozygosity.


Great Blue Hole





"Let's swim to the moon, let's climb through the tide, penetrate the evening that the city sleeps to hide."

:Big Rock Falls


The area is sparsely populated with the highest concentration (a few hundred people) located at D'Silva forest station, the administrative headquarters of the Western Division of the Forestry Department. A Mennonite community has existed at Barton Creek since around 1958, when Mennonites first arrived in Belize. A former logging settlement at San Luis is now abandoned.




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Motto: "Pro Mundi Beneficio" (Latin)
"For the Benefit of the World"

There are several theories about the origin of the name "Panama". Some believe that the country was named after a commonly found species of trees. Others believe that the first settlers arrived in Panama in August, when butterflies abound, and that the name means "many butterflies" in an indigenous language.

The earliest known inhabitants of Panama were the Cuevas and the Coclé tribes, but they were wiped out by disease and fighting when the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century.


Gatun Lake (Sp. Lago Gatún) is a large artificial lake situated in the Republic of Panama; it forms a major part of the Panama Canal, carrying ships for 33 km (20 miles) of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama.

Gatun Lake

The lake was created between 1907 and 1913 by the building of the Gatun Dam across the Chagres River. At the time it was created, Gatun Lake was the largest man-made lake in the world, and the dam was the largest earth dam.


It was the site of the Darién scheme, independent Scotland's one major attempt at colonialism.


Their orders were to proceed to the Bay of Darien, and make the Isle called the Golden Island ... some few leagues to the leeward of the mouth of the great River of Darien

In 1744 Bishop Francisco Javier de Luna Victoria y Castro established the College of San Ignacio de Loyola and on June 3, 1749 founded La Real y Pontificia Universidad de San Javier.

In 1717, the viceroyalty of New Granada (northern South America) was created in response to other Europeans trying to take Spanish territory in the Caribbean region. The Isthmus of Panama was placed under its jurisdiction

Jimmy Carter and Omar Torrijos shake hands moments after the signing of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties.
The Torrijos-Carter Treaties (sometimes referred to in the singular as the Torrijos-Carter Treaty) are two treaties signed by the United States and Panama in Washington, D.C., on September 7, 1977,

Noriega strengthened his position as de facto ruler in August 1983 by promoting himself to full general. Noriega, being paid by the CIA, extended new rights to the Uniteoran insurgent Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front in Panama, and likewise rebuffed demands by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North of the United States Marine Corps that he provide military assistance to the Nicaraguan Contras. Noriega insists that his refusal to meet North's demands was the actual basis for the U.S. campaign to oust him.

Mugshot of Noriega, after his surrender (1990)

U.S. relations with General Noriega spanned during the latter half of the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union, when Noriega served as a U.S. intelligence asset and paid informant by the Central Intelligence Agency. Noriega may have been working for the US since the 1970s, when Bush was head (1976–77) of the CIA

Panama clashes 1989

20,000 were displaced from their homes. Disorder continued for nearly two weeks. A lawsuit brought by 60 Panamanian companies alleged negligence and disregard for property

On 19 December, President George H. W. Bush decided to use force against Panama, declaring that the operation was necessary to safeguard the lives of U.S. citizens in Panama, defend democracy and human rights, combat drug trafficking, and secure the functioning of the Canal as required by the Torrijos-Carter Treaties (New York Times, A Transcript of President Bush's Address n.p.).[22]

Though Panama suffered heavy economic upheavals because of military warfare, it has managed to rebuild its economy as one of the fastest growing in the world.

Ex-presidents Martín Torrijos and George W. Bush at the Oval Office, Friday, February 16, 2007.

The nine provinces and three provincial-level comarcas of Panama

Cold climate is usual near and in the Panamanian highlands.

Christ Church by the Sea in 2003

Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈruβen ˈbleðz][1]; born July 16, 1948) is a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, lawyer, actor, Latin jazz musician, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres

The traditional Panamanian dish for Christmas usually includes chicken tamales, arroz con pollo (chicken and rice), pavo (turkey) and relleno (stuffing). Bowls of fruits and fruitcake are set out on the tables along with the dishes. Along with these foods and dessert, a traditional drink is serve which is called Ron Ponche (eggnog). Which consists of: two cans of condensed milk, three cans of evaporated milk, six eggs and half a bottle of rum and nutmeg for some extra flavour.

A Panamanian women’s traditional clothing is called the Pollera. The Pollera originated in Spain in the 16th century. Later on the Pollera was used as a typical dress in Panama in the early eighteen hundreds. The Pollera was worn by women servants or maids: “it was especially the dress of the wet nurses who nursed the children of the family” (De Zarate 5). As years went on, the upper class women adopted the dress.

A Panamax ship in transit through the Miraflores locks, Panama Canal.

Soldiers from the 75th Ranger Regiment prepare to take La Comandancia in the El Chorrillo neighborhood of Panama City, December 1989.

According to the CIA World Factbook, Panama has an unemployment rate of 7%.[29] A food surplus was registered in August 2008. On the Human Development Index Panama was ranked at number 60 (2008). In recent years Panama’s economy has experienced an economic boom, with growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) averaging over 10.4% from 2006-2008. The Panamanian economy has been among the fastest growing and best managed in Latin America. Latin Business Chronicle has predicted that Panama will be the fastest growing economy in Latin America in the five-year period 2010–14, matching Brazil's 10% rate


An apartment building in Coronado.


Traditional coffee-drying at the Alto Boquete plant of Cafe Ruiz.

The LAV-25 is an eight-wheeled amphibious infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) used by the United States Marine Corps. It was built by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada and is based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha I 8x8 family of armored fighting vehicles.

Three incidents in particular occurred very near the time of the invasion, and were mentioned by US President George H.W. Bush as a reason for invasion.[11] In a December 16 incident, four U.S. military personnel, were politely greeted at a roadblock outside PDF headquarters in the El Chorrillo neighborhood of Panama City, none of the US personnel was injured or killed.

The Pentagon renamed the operation "Just Cause" in order to aid sustaining the perceived legitimacy of the Invasion throughout the operation.[30]General Collin Powell said that he liked the name Operation Just Cause because "even our severest critics would have to utter 'Just 'Cause' while denouncing us.

Colin Luther Powell was born on April 5, 1937[5] in Harlem, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Jamaican immigrant parents Maud Arial (née McKoy) and Luther Theophilus Powell. He also has Scottish ancestry

While at school, he worked at a local baby furniture store where he picked up Yiddish from the shopkeepers and some of the customers

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The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the northern part of Asia.

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The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around what is now Greater Manchester, England. The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17—Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans—at least four of whom were sexually assaulted. The murders are so named because two of the victims were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor; a third grave was discovered on the moor in 1987, over 20 years after Brady and Hindley's trial in 1966. The body of a fourth victim, Keith Bennett, is also suspected to be buried there. Despite repeated searches of the area, as of 2010 it remains undiscovered.

Saddleworth Moor


Dovestones Reservoir is a reservoir situated in a valley above the village of Greenfield, in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester,

The A635 road, known locally as the Isle of Skye road, passes across the moor. It takes its name from a public house which was sited at Wessenden Head before it was demolished after a fire.


is an area of the South Pennines in northern England. It is a sparsely populated moorland and millstone grit divided between the metropolitan boroughs of Oldham and Kirklees, in Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire respectively.

Brady (left) and Hindley, 1965

Organisations such as West Yorkshire Police Authority and West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive continue to operate on this basis.


Titus Salt's mill in Saltaire, Bradford is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Peter William Sutcliffe (born 2 June 1946) is an English serial killer who was dubbed "The Yorkshire Ripper". In 1981 Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attacking several others.

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972


Emmerdale, known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989, is a popular and critically acclaimed British soap opera that has been broadcast on ITV since 1972. It is set in the fictional village of Emmerdale (known as Beckindale until 1994) in West Yorkshire,

Characterised by the press as "the most evil woman in Britain",[1] Hindley made several appeals against her life sentence, claiming she was a reformed woman and no longer a danger to society, but she was never released. She died in 2002, aged 60. Brady was declared criminally insane in 1985, since when he has been confined in the high-security Ashworth Hospital. He has made it clear that he never wants to be released, and has repeatedly asked that he be allowed to die.

A ritual is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value. It may be prescribed by a religion or by the traditions of a community. The term usually excludes actions which are arbitrarily chosen by the performers.

Emmerdale Farm - Episode 1 - P1 1972

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The Sugden family in the first episode
A ceremony is an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion.

The bodies of three of the victims were found in this area

Part of the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard in Whitehall, London.

Rituals of various kinds are a feature of almost all known human societies, past or present. They include not only the various worship rites and sacraments of organized religions and cults, but also the rites of passage of certain societies, atonement and purification rites, oaths of allegiance,

In psychology, the term ritual is sometimes used in a technical sense for a repetitive behavior systematically used by a person to neutralize or prevent anxiety; it is a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The murders, reported in almost every English-language newspaper in the world,[2] were the result of what Malcolm MacCulloch, professor of forensic psychiatry at Cardiff University,

used for the outdoor exterior scenes from 1976-1997.

The purpose built village, built by Yorkshire Television in Eccup, West Yorkshire.

Much location footage is carried out in other areas of the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire such as the fictional market town of Hotten which is actually shot in Otley, a market town on the outskirts of Leeds. The Benton Park School in the Rawdon area of the city and the primary school in Farnley were also used as shooting locations. Indoor scenes are mostly filmed at Yorkshire Television's 'Emmerdale Production Centre' on Kirkstall Road, Leeds (located next to the main Yorkshire Television's Leeds Studios).[6]

Redwood Building

In June 2010, the University launched three new Research Institutes,[12] each of which offers a new approach to a major issue. They are the Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, the Sustainable Places Research Institute, and the Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Institute.

Motto Welsh: Gwirionedd Undod A Chytgord
Motto in English Truth Unity and Harmony

called a "concatenation of circumstances", which brought together a "young woman with a tough personality, taught to hand out and receive violence from an early age" and a "sexually sadistic psychopath".[3]

Saddleworth Moor, viewed from Hollin Brown Knoll. The bodies of three of the victims were found in this area ???

The full extent of Brady and Hindley's killing spree did not come to light until their confessions in 1985, as both had until then maintained their innocence.

The empty plot where 16 Wardle Brook Avenue in Hattersley, once stood. The house was demolished by the local CounciL.


Early on the morning of 7 October, shortly after Smith's call, Superintendent Bob Talbot of the Cheshire Police arrived at the back door of 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, wearing a borrowed baker's overall to cover his uniform.

A photograph taken by Ian Brady of Myra Hindley with her dog, Puppet, crouching over John Kilbride's grave on Saddleworth Moor



The trial was held over 14 days beginning on 19 April 1966, in front of Mr Justice Fenton Atkinson.

Hindley denied any knowledge that the photographs of Saddleworth Moor found by police had been taken near the graves of their victims

The tape recording of Lesley Anne Downey, on which the voices of Brady and Hindley were clearly audible, was played in open court. Hindley admitted that her attitude towards the child was "brusque and cruel",

During the 1987 search for Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett, Hindley recalled that she had seen the rocks of Hollin Brown Knoll silhouetted against the night sky.

The BBC reported on 1 July 2009 that Greater Manchester Police had officially given up the search for Keith Bennett, saying that "only a major scientific breakthrough or fresh evidence would see the hunt for his body restart"

Hoe Grain leading to Shiny Brook, the area in which police believe Bennett's undiscovered body is buried[82]

Ashworth Hospital, where Ian Brady is incarcerated as of 2010

Parkhurst is a neighbourhood northwest of the town of Newport, Isle of Wight. It has few amenities, but a large residential population.

It is notable for housing H.M.P. Isle of Wight, on three sites, formerly three separate prisons: the well-known Parkhurst Prison itself, Camp Hill, and Albany.

A number of well-known criminals were accommodated in the Parkhurst prisons, including John Duddy, the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and the Kray twins.

John Francis Duddy (born 19 June 1979, Derry, Northern Ireland)[1] is an Irish middleweight professional boxer. Duddy fights under the moniker of Ireland's John Duddy[1] or The Derry Destroyer.[2]

Following his conviction, Brady was moved to Durham prison, where he asked to live in solitary confinement

Part of Stalybridge Country Park, where Hindley's ashes were scattered in 2003

The Dingle

This is the place for adventure and discovery. This fantastic bit of woodland in Stamford Park has everything a young Indiana Jones could wish for. One day, dark and spooky and full of mystery, another day it can seem like an Aztec jungle, with its strange rocky ruins and winding stream.

David and Maureen Smith, pictured around the time of the murders. David Smith's statement to the police led to Brady's arrest.

The hour long episode where the Kings River house exploded and collapsed beat EastEnders in the ratings by far, attracting 6.7 million viewers, whilst EastEnders had its lowest ever audience of 3.9 million viewers

28th and 29th October 2010, Emmerdale over 7 million viewers to watch the culmination of the Ryan Lamb's murder trial, despite being innocent. The following night (30th October 2010) an audience of nearly 8 million tuned in for Natasha Wylde's dramatic confession to the crime after her daughter Maisie pushed for the truth from kidnapped Nathan.

Rest In Peace Clive Hornby (Jack Sugden in Emmerdale)

1944-2008...Generalized hypoxia occurs in healthy people when they ascend to high altitude, where it causes altitude sickness leading to potentially fatal complications:


Farewell, Jack... Emmerdale cast bids tearful farewell to Clive Hornby at beloved actor's funeral


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Salford Lads Club is a boys and girls recreational club located in the Ordsall area of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. The club was established in 1903 as a boys-only club, but today both boys and girls are welcome. The club organises recreational activities for local youth, including football, snooker, table-tennis, computer games, boxing training, dance, community meetings, exhibitions, kickboxing, excursions and Jujitsu.

Membership has fallen to around 150 compared to over 1300 in the early 20th century

The Club has held an annual camp holiday in Wales since 1904. According to club worker and local artist, Leslie Holmes: "Salford Lads Club has a remarkable tradition that predates the first scout camps set up by Lord Baden Powell. Salford Lads Club first camp was at Llandulas in 1904 when 173 boys took part." Famous members, who have camped at Aberystwyth with the club include Graham Nash and the Manchester United footballer Eddie Colema

The Smiths is the debut album by English alternative rock band The Smiths, released on February 20, 1984. The album reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying on the chart for 33 weeks.[1] The album was well received by the critics as well as the public, and it established The Smiths as a prominent band in the 1980s music scene in the United Kingdom.

Track 11 Suffer Little Children" – 5:28

"Suffer Little Children" is a song by the Manchester band, The Smiths, that was included on their eponymous debut album in 1984. The song is about the Moors murders that took place on Saddleworth Moor in the West Riding of Yorkshire between 1963 and 1965. At the time of their murders many of the victims were only a few years older than Smiths' frontman Morrissey, who wrote the lyrics of the song after reading a book about the murders, Beyond Belief: A Chronicle of Murder and its Detection by Emlyn Williams.[1] It was one of the first songs that Morrissey and Johnny Marr wrote together

In 2007, the Manchester Evening News reported that the club building, which was used for the sleeve of The Smiths album, The Queen Is Dead, had come third in a nationwide hunt to find the most iconic buildings in the country.

Coat of arms of West Riding County Council

The title of the song is a phrase found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 19, verse 14,[2] in which Jesus rebukes his disciples for turning away a group of children and says:

Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.



On 3 February 2010, Amy Lee of Evanescence announced on her Twitter that Lillywhite will be producing their upcoming third album, which is expected to be released in late 2010.[2] On 25 May 2010, the official Oasis website announced that Lillywhite was working with Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock on material for their new band Beady Eye.

He joined Flood in 2008 to work with 30 Seconds to Mars, on This Is War which was released on December 4, 2009. Lillywhite's next project was work on Phish's, Joy, during April 2009.[1]

At the end of 2009, he began presenting a weekly radio show on East Village Radio called "The Lillywhite Sessions."

LPFM, LPAM, and LPTV are in various levels of use across the world, varying widely based on the laws and their enforcement.

Dove Stones


Queen of Denmark


The Underworld...The "BOTTOMLESS PIT" is not Hell, or Hades, the place of abode of the "Spirits" of wicked men and women until the resurrection of the "Wicked Dead."


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I am having trouble finding a connection between Tibetan Bon Religion and the Tibetan Dugpas.

One thing is for certain, Tibetan Bon end game is energy manipulation whether it is used for good or bad.

I am reading this at the moment


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In the highest teachings, the elements are understood to be the radiance of being and are accessed through pure awareness. This book offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels.
Have a look at this.



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This book is the first to trace the history of Chod practice in Tibet's indigenous Bon tradition. Chod (cutting through) is a meditative practice in which the practitioner imagines offering his or her body in sacrifice through elaborate contemplative visualization. Although a meditative practice, Chod is not done sitting comfortably on a cushion in a shrine room, but instead is often practiced in terrifying places like cemeteries or charnal grounds. The feelings of fear that result are used by the Chod practitioner to cut through his or her own ego. Chod contains elements of early shamanism, of sutric and tantric teachings also found in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and of the Tibetan highest school of Dzogchen.
W. T. F

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I am having trouble finding a connection between Tibetan Bon Religion and the Tibetan Dugpas.

One thing is for certain, Tibetan Bon end game is energy manipulation whether it is used for good or bad.

I am reading this at the moment


Have a look at this.


W. T. F
Sorry it has taken so long.

In the early Theosophical writings, H. P. Blavatsky used the term “dugpa” for the various non-Gelugpa orders of Tibetan Buddhism, namely, for the Kagyupa, Nyingmapa, and Sakyapa orders. In doing this, she followed the usage of Western writers of the time. These writers indiscriminately termed all of these orders as “Red Caps,” “Shammars,” and “Dugpas,” or “Dukpas.” Blavatsky additionally used the term “dugpa” for followers of the non-Buddhist Bon religion of Tibet. We know that Blavatsky used the books of these writers because she often quotes them. Indeed, she drew the term “Kiu-te,” a phonetic spelling of the Tibetan rgyud sde that long baffled researchers, from Narratives of the Mission of George Bogle to Tibet, and of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa, published in London in 1876 (2nd ed. 1879). The editor of this book, Clements R. Markham, writes about the dugpas or dukpas in his Introduction:

http://www.katinkahesselink.net/his/...blavatsky.html An interesting read.

I am thinking there is a connection here possibly Ugarits - going back a bit further.

The city of the dead
Even within the satanic culture of the Phoenicians and Ugarit there existed extremists. One such cult were the Priests of Shalim who openly worshipped death as a deity in itself. Whereas human sacrifice in many ceremonies such as to Ba'al Hammon, Cybele the Phrygian goddess were part of ancient rituals for rebirth and renewal, evidence of this extreme cult suggests they worshipped the coming of a world apocalypse and rejoiced at death, misery and destruction.


The Ugaritic ritual texts provide the only extensive documentary data for Late Bronze cultic practice in the greater Syro-Palestinian region. These texts, in a West-Semitic language that belongs to the same family as Hebrew and Aramaic, reflect the actual practice of a sacrificial cult in the city of Ugarit in the late twelfth–early eleventh centuries B.C.E. Based on new collations of the tablets, these texts and translations provide ready access to this direct witness to the form taken by one of the predecessors of the biblical sacrificial cult. In addition to the narrowly ritual texts, which were composed in prose and in a very laconic form of expression, a number of poetic texts are presented that reveal the ideological link that existed between cultic practice and the concept of royalty. While the prose ritual texts document a regular system of offerings to the great deities of the pantheon, related directly to the lunar cycle and less directly to the solar year, some of the poetic texts reveal the desire on the part of the kings of Ugarit to maintain ties with their departed ancestors. The kings saw their effective power as consisting of a continuum from the royal ancestors through to the reigning king and the passage of this power as being effected by ritual practice. More mundane concerns were also addressed ritually, such as protecting horses or other equids from snakebite, finding a cure for a sick child, or defending people from attack by sorcerers. The practice of divination at Ugarit is documented by other texts, both in the form of “manuals,” collections of omens from past practice, and in the form of accounts of real-world consultations of a divinatory priest by someone seeking guidance


Ugarit was an ancient cosmopolitan port city, sited on the Syrian Mediterranean coast. It is the birthplace of the Phoenician culture, the birthplace of the Phoentic language (and core concepts) that underpin all modern European languages today. It is a city that continues to have a profound impact on the world we live in today.


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