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Here's 4 Classic Robert Anton Wilson Reality Hacks. What Trump’s Game of Missile Command Means for Syria | The Conjure House. I know I wasn’t the only one that nearly shit themselves when they heard that 59 thomahawk missiles launched from two American destroyers had slammed into Syrian territory. I was at work when my wife told me the news and quickly spread the word. The first person I grabbed was an Iraq War vet, an older guy with 10 years of Army and National Guard experience. “Did you hear we just launched 59 missiles into Syria?” He grinned from ear to ear. “Good.” He gave me a thumbs up. “G-good?

“World War 3, ’bout time it happened.” Wondering how much ammo I had at home and how much Sailor Jerry’s the nearby liquor store might have lootable, I shared the news with another one of my “fellow workers.” “Well,” she said with brown eyes cast upwards to heaven, “it did say that Russia would be involved in the end times. “Street to street with the Americans, yes. “We’re all going to die?” Yes, in a sense. “Ha! No casualties were being reported. What kind of “strike” was this? Is World War Three on the horizon? Dr. Culture - The obscure religion that shaped the West. Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, Christianity has frequently been used to define the identity and values of the US and Europe, as well as to contrast those values with those of a Middle Eastern ‘other’.

Yet, a brief glance at an ancient religion – still being practised today – suggests that what many take for granted as wholesome Western ideals, beliefs and culture may in fact have Iranian roots. Even the idea of Satan is a fundamentally Zoroastrian one It is generally believed by scholars that the ancient Iranian prophet Zarathustra (known in Persian as Zartosht and Greek as Zoroaster) lived sometime between 1500 and 1000 BC. The idea of a single god was not the only essentially Zoroastrian tenet to find its way into other major faiths, most notably the ‘big three’: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

How did Zoroastrian ideas find their way into the Abrahamic faiths and elsewhere? Zoroastrian rhapsody Ice and fire. CHAOS MAGICK and CATHOLICISM – Adventures in Woo Woo. Over the last while I have noticed in some Chaos Magick circles I frequent that there has been a pretty big return of Catholic ideas to the table. The trend for a long time was for Wizards to run screaming from anything Jesus or Christian related, so it is interesting to see the pendulum swing back. For the most part I am fine with it, I have a new Saint Cyprian statue on my altar for one, and I am down with using orisons that contain Catholic names, themes or imagery.

My motto has always been “do what works” so if hanging out with the Saints gets me more of what I want and less of what I don’t want, then I am all for it. That said, there is a background hum to it all that I find very hard to ignore. I’m sure it’s the same for others who come from, and subsequently rejected their Catholic or Christian upbringing. The thing is, that while there are some very useful parts to Catholicism, the religion as a whole is a pretty grim and nasty affair and I don’t think this should be forgotten. April 2017 Monthly Forecast - The Power Path. A monthly support audio Mp3 with Anna and Lena will help you with further discussion, suggestions, exercises, shamanic support, icaros and guided visualizations. This month’s Mp3 includes useful guidance and support for some of the important opportunities and challenges for the month. Click on the Buy the Supporting Audio above to purchase or for more info. Note: if you are reprinting or sharing any part of this forecast please include author and web information to comply with copyright law.

The theme for April is INTENSITY! It is a month of higher highs and lower lows. Everything is intensified this month. April is full of growing pains. The adjustment to a higher intensity is difficult. This month could be life changing for some of you. This is a great month to take risks and put yourself out there, reaching for a bigger dream, a better life, a more meaningful relationship, increased wealth, health and vitality, and a more fulfilling sense of worth, work and essence. Be prepared. Lena. What Happens When an Archaeologist Challenges Mainstream Scientific Thinking? This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at What I remember most about Jacques Cinq-Mars the first time we met was his manner—one part defiance, one part wariness.

It was 1994, and I had just flown into the small village of Old Crow in northern Yukon; Cinq-Mars was waiting in the tiny airport. Tall, grizzled, and unshaven, the French-Canadian archaeologist looked every bit the old Yukon hand. Still fit in his early 50s, he worked as a curator at what is now called the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. Bluefish Caves directly challenged mainstream scientific thinking. Cinq-Mars, however, didn’t buy that story—not a bit. Cinq-Mars, however, was not intimidated. It was a brutal experience, something that Cinq-Mars once likened to the Spanish Inquisition. Today, decades later, the Clovis first model has collapsed.

Finally, the day for Bluefish Caves arrived. Pizzagate Conspiracy Theorists Think Guy Fieri Is Involved in Their Imaginary Satanic Pedophilia Cult. Months after the Pizzagate shooter conceded that “the intel on this wasn’t 100 percent” and Alex Jones apologized for his misleading coverage of the topic, a group of hardcore conspiracy theorists remains convinced that a satanic pedophilia cult with many elite Democrats as members operates out of Comet Ping Pong, a formerly unassuming pizza shop in Washington D.C. Just yesterday, the Trump-approved Gamergate muscleman Mike Cernovich was tweeting about a “deep state pedophile ring.”

And if you haven’t been following closely, you might be surprised to learn that the Pizzagaters have accused Guy Fieri–Food Network host, human meme, American icon–of being in on the action. The accusation stems from an old episode of Guy’s show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, which featured the host chopping it up with Comet Ping Pong owner James Alefantis in the restaurant’s kitchen. If all of this sounds like gibberish to you, allow me to quickly explain. First we take Damascus | Idiot Joy Showland. Donald Trump ordered his attack on Syria because of something he saw on TV. The world is full of people like him: old, shabby, pompous; people who know everything because they learned it all from somewhere, people who function as exit nodes for the vast extraorganic network of information that chatters across oceans and ping-pongs through outer space, people who form the anuses of the system of images, excreting their content back into the world of things, people who repeat everything they see on TV.

Every suburban bus stop shelters a Donald Trump, some smugly witless man of the world who knows what he knows and knows it better than you, some tyrant-in-waiting ready at any moment to vomit up the whole of the received wisdom in one splattering stream, and then act like they’re in possession of some special knowledge because they’re able to do so.

The only difference is that when Donald Trump blathers from the TV, the TV takes notice: he repeats what it says, it repeats what he says. A Radical New Therapy Could Treat the 'Untreatable' Victims of Trauma. At the turn of the millennium, a young woman moved to a cabin on the Mull of Kintyre, a headland in southwest Scotland renowned for the bleak beauty of its cliffs and the treacherous swirl of the currents below. There she took in two horses, and for a time the silent companionship of those geldings offered more in the way of healing than the countless prescriptions she’d been given by psychiatrists, or the well-meaning attempts by therapists to excavate the most painful parts of her past. Then, in early 2013, she did something she had promised herself she would never do again: She bought a bottle of vodka.

The woman, who asked to be identified only as Karen, cannot recall the precise trigger that made her reach for a drink after 12 years of sobriety. But she does remember stumbling into the hospital in Lochgilphead, the nearest town. Intoxicated and near-delirious, she feared the suicidal impulses that had racked her since she was a teenager might prove too strong to resist.

Dr. 4/6/17 Philip Giraldi says IC-Military Doubt Assad Gas Narrative - The Libertarian Institute. Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer and Director of the Council for the National Interest, says that “military and intelligence personnel,” “intimately familiar” with the intelligence, say that the narrative that Assad or Russia did it is a “sham,” instead endorsing the Russian narrative that Assad’s forces had bombed a storage facility. Giraldi’s intelligence sources are “astonished” about the government and media narrative and are considering going public out of concern over the danger of worse war there. Giraldi also observes that the Assad regime had no motive to do such a thing at this time. Podcast (thescotthortonshow): Play in new window | Download - Advertisement -

Marvel Exec Acknowledges Comic Sales Tanking After Focusing On SJW Topics | One Angry Gamer. (Last Updated On: April 2, 2017) In one of the most no-brainer interviews conducted with ICV2, Marvel vice president of sales David Gabriel finally acknowledged that shoehorning in divisive, poorly written, forced-diversity, tokenistic Social Justice Warrior topics actually took a toll on the sales of Marvel comics. First up, Gabriel acknowledged that adding in all the diversity changes to their core cast and bringing in new replacements to fan-favorites may have scored them social justice points with the media, and a lot of back-patting, but it didn’t translate into sales… “I don’t know if those customers with the tastes that had been around for three years really supporting nearly anything that we would try, anything that we would attempt, any of the new characters we brought up, either they weren’t shopping in that time period, or maybe like you said their tastes have changed.

Tastes didn’t change; consumers simply stopped buying. Nevertheless, in the same interview, Gabriel stated… A Guide To Sigil Magick – Sermons to the Unborn. North America's great carbon ocean: Protecting prairie grasslands keeps carbon in the soil and slows the pace of climate change | Prairie Fire - The Progressive Voice of the Great Plains. By John H. Davidson Land conservation priorities have favored visually dramatic resources—mountains, lakes, forests and shores.

As a result, we enjoy national seashores, public forests and parks in every mountain range, along with an industry-sized effort built around protecting rainforests. These conservation achievements have, however, overshadowed a more visually humble but no less vital resource in meeting the challenge of global climate change: grasslands of the North American prairie. Prairie is one of the most subtle and complex of ecosystems, and to those who have taken the time to get to know it, there is nothing comparable. What to the untrained eye may seem to be a simple monoculture is in fact one of our most diverse sources of plant, soil, insect and animal life. Native grasses are a stable repository of carbon (see Figure 1). When prairies and other grasslands such as rangeland are protected, however, an “ocean of carbon” is secured. Going fast Protecting what’s left. Why prairies matter and lawns don’t – The Roaming Ecologist. Prairies – those critically endangered and complex ecosystems understood by few and misunderstood and destroyed by millions of people.

Lawns – those myopically obsessive (and evil) urban, suburban, and increasingly rural monoculture eyesores that displace native ecosystems at a rate between 5,000 and 385,000 acres per day* in favor of sterile, chemically-filled, artificial environments bloated with a tremendous European influence that provide no benefits over the long term; no food, no clean water, no wildlife habitat, and no foundation for preserving our once rich natural heritage. And there’s the unbearable ubiquitousness of mowing associated with such a useless cultural practice, which creates a ridiculous amount of noise pollution, air and water pollution, and a bustling busyness that destroys many peaceful Saturday mornings. The American lawn is the epitome of unsustainability. *The discrepancy is due to expenses. How much lawn is too much? 41 million acres.

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