Monthly Archives: November 2011

Touring via Links, My Interlude from Tiresome NWO

This story from Blacklisted News;  http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/2547  Frankfurt Group, Europe’s hit squad
The Old Opera House in Frankfurt – once Germany’s most beautiful postwar ruin and now its most stunning recreation – has become a symbol of European rebirth. And it was here, last month, that Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy met the EU’s bureaucratic elite in what would, in another era, be described as a putsch. They had grown tired of eurozone summits, with leaders flying here and there but getting nowhere. A smaller group needed to be formed, who would wield power firmly but informally. That evening, as they gathered to hear Claudio Abbado conduct the Mozart Orchestra of Bologna, a new EU hit squad was born.As Silvio Berlusconi has now found out, this so-called Frankfurt Group means business. Only a few months ago, it would have been unthinkable that the head of one European government would try to destabilise or depose another.

lead me to “image search” for the Opera House

which lead me to; http://modestine.blogspot.com/

Maxted Travels with Modestine, Ian and Jill’s travels, here is a picture of “Modestine” https://materread.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/our-modestine2.jpg

Since retiring at age 60, through Europe and other locations beginning in 2006. Their travels in a small traveling mobile shared in their travel blog have given me a mini vicarious vacation this morning. Many thanks to them for recording their sights and impressions.

There are numerous wonderful internet passages of live experiences such as these of ordinary middle class people able to chose their pathways in exploring the wide world, in acknowledgement of this wonder of the internet bringing a bit of far away places I’m grateful. It’s always funny where I can end up when I take a “link tour”.

I followed Ian and Jill’s tours in Frankfurt, then skipped over to their Myan tour of Guatemala, then continued over to Brighton Beach, then wound it all up at their most recent tour through Morroco. Quite entertaining, and now I go back to my real world a tiny bit better refreshed and holding a tiny “other” view of events that knit all the peoples of the world together.

To cap it all I was inspired to search for Myan rugs

from NOVICA Wool tapestry, ‘Zigzag Rainbow’
because of their gorgeous colors! How’s this for a whirlwind virtual vacation complete with souvenirs? 🙂

"Yes, Pinky," said The Brain, "we WILL take over the world!" Hillary details in Council of Foreign Affairs Journal the Neo Liberal Goal

 Neo Liberals and Neo Conservatives have outlined their plans to rule the world.  In plain sight these records exist for any who cares to know.  If you’re tired and confused as to the whys and wherefores of all the chaos in the world affairs that our dual political party system has drawn us into here in a nutshell is a progress report.

(Hey, they have to do something with the powers they’ve wrested from the 7 billion people of the earth. It’s a job nobody wanted done, but it is said that evil never sleeps.)

Go here for links to some of these here;
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/11/hillary-clinton-and-new-american.html

Excerpt;
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Hillary Clinton and the New American (Pacific) Century

Secret no more, US moves openly to block the rise of China.
by Tony Cartalucci

November 16, 2011 – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently published in Foreign Policy magazine, “America’s Pacific Century,” a Hitlerian declaration of imperial intent for American “leadership” in Asia for the next 100 years. The piece, which could just as easily been penned by Neo-Con policy makers begins with, “the future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action. ” End Excerpt. For the rest go here.

About A Woman’s View of War

Linked http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/11-11-2011-a-day-dedicated-to-peace/
Excerpt:
11-11-2011 A Day Dedicated To Peace
Posted on November 11, 2011 by horse237  

This is Veterans Day in America and was originally known as Armistice day, the end of the Great War.

The first congresswoman was elected in 1916. Jeanette Rankin was a Republican from Montana and was one of 50 congressional representatives on April 6,1917 to vote against entry into World War I. She said, “I felt the first time the first woman had a chance to say no to war she should say it.”

She was reelected to the congress in 1940 on an anti-war platform and voted again against entry into war. She said, “As a woman, I can’t go to war and I refuse to send anyone else.” End Excerpt:
Go here for the rest: http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/11-11-2011-a-day-dedicated-to-peace/

To Monetize, Great Definition & Example from Fun with Dick & Jane

I embed these videos here today to serve as educational tools to learn or teach about our current economic situation in pretty clear and entertaining ways. Every high school student could understand this, it really isn’t rocket science, but I know it isn’t being taught to many at all.:(

What Does Monetize Mean?
1. To convert into money.

From RT America, Capitol Account, Word of the Day with Lauren Lyslet,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=275rtisK4LU

From “Fun with Dick & Jane”, 2:14 thru 6:45
Dick gets to go on TV to be grilled about his company’s implosion (that he hasn’t been told about, yet is being assigned to deal with the public about) and he learns on air, then goes to work afterward to see chaos and wants an explanation then gets this;

“Sooooo Dick finally wants to know what’s going on. Me thinks somebody made a boo boo,…….. maybe we didn’t know how to use Quicken, yeah that could be it…………….We took our shifting losses & we put them into companies that we actually owned & then the balance sheet, it showed profit, but actually there was debt……”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtgRgp31tkk&feature=player_embedded

German Artisans Carve Crystal Skulls, They Are ART! Just Art! Only Art!

http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,790456,00.html

My comment; Indiana Jones, Aliens Returning or the End in 2012? Natch! It is only a Movie, you know, where folks entertain us & get money in return:):):)

10/07/2011

The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
German Artisans Lay Claim to a Mysterious Tradition

By Frank Thadeusz
Lore behind Mayan crystal skulls once influenced collectors at world-class museums. Modern research, though, proves they can’t be pre-Columbian. Were they really carved by jewelers in Idar-Oberstein, Germany? Artisans in the Hunsrück mountains have carved a new museum piece.

When Wilfried Rosendahl, an archeologist from Mannheim, embarked on a secret mission to the somewhat isolated town of Idar-Oberstein, he felt uncomfortable. “Apparently some people vacation there voluntarily,” he says with a noticeable shudder.

Rosendahl went to the workshop of lapidary Michael Peuster to view the results of a special order. Peuster had cut and polished a 14-kilogram (31-lb.) block of crystal to make a life-sized replica of a human skull.

The project took Peuster over a year to finish. This Sunday the skull goes on display at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, mysteriously lit and displayed in a glass case. Rosendahl will ceremoniously pull a black cloth from the case to open the “Skull Cult” exhibit, and he’s looking forward to the astonished looks on the faces of museum visitors.

He won’t hide the fact that the transparent skull is not an archeological artifact. On the contrary, says Rosendahl, “this is the first time that the manufacture of this type of skull has been documented from the very beginning.”

A 19th-Century Cult

There are plenty of crystal skulls, and the legends that surround them are fueled by their mysterious origins. To this day, doomsday believers and fans of esotericism assume the transparent heads are indeed products of Mayan or Aztec culture.

Until recently, many scholars held the same erroneous belief. Respected institutions, like the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington and the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, purchased the skulls from dubious dealers and displayed them in their collections. Only in recent years have the specimens quietly disappeared into museum storerooms.

Fanatical believers, however, remain unshaken in their faith that the skulls actually contain extraterrestrial information. Many fear the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, at the end of the old Mayan calendar — and that the apocalpyse can be prevented only if all 13 crystal skulls supposedly in existence are displayed in a specific form on that day. Eccentrics and collectors paid large sums for the relics, and promptly locked them away in safes. SS leader Heinrich Himmler reportedly owned a particularly opulent specimen, which weighed 9.2 kilograms and was 17.5 centimeters (seven inches) tall.

By comparison, Rosendahl’s museum specimen weighs a modest four kilograms. The fact that he had it made in Idar-Oberstein is a tribute to the great craftsmen who have been working in obscurity there for centuries. Most archeologists now believe that all of the earlier crystal skulls were made in the gloomy Hunsrück Mountains, near the French border — not in the sunny realm of the Mayans.

With tools made of stone and wood, copper and tin, pre-Columbian artists in Central America would hardly have managed to create such detailed sculptures out of crystal chunks. Studies a few years ago with a scanning microscope showed, in fact, that the skulls exhibit traces of a processing method which lapidaries have used only for the last 150 years.

Rosendahl finds it surprising that the skulls became so popular only in the late 19th century. Even then there was no evidence at all that they were authentic artifacts from Mexico.

The skulls were brought into circulation by shrewd figures like the Paris antique dealer Eugène Boban. Sinister characters like Boban profited handsomely from the story — at a time when Western museums were furiously buying up treasures and artwork from the advanced civilization of the Mayans, which had recently become the focus of attention. “But they had very little knowledge about real artifacts,” says Rosendahl.

It was a rich seam for crooks and frauds. The British writer Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges claimed he had personally excavated a skull in the Mayan city of Lubantuun in Belize in the 1920s. Mitchell-Hedges was a writer of shady heroic epics, but with this cock-and-bull story he solidified his reputation as an adventurer. He advertised his alleged find as the “Skull of Damnation.”

Crystal from Brazil and Madagascar

The fictional film character Indiana Jones would later memorialize Mitchell-Hedges on the silver screen. In the fourth part of the film franchise, the whip-swinging archeology professor searches for a crystal skull in Peru.

Peuster, the lapidary, and his godfather Manfred Wild reconstructed the true story of these artifacts. Go to the rest of the story here;
http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,790456,00.html

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan