28 February, 2013

Dumb Ways To Die And Censorship

Cartoon Dumb Ways To Die

I found the video below on Inga's Google+ page - and the song Dumb Ways to Die is going over and over in my head now!

It's interesting how Inga first saw the video herself, she writes, "I learned about its existence all because a Russian designer's web site was closed by our authorities for containing the video. Things in Russia are getting curiouser and curiouser."

The 3 minute video is on YouTube but Inga now says, "By the way, I can't view the video on YouTube any more." She added, "Strangely (and luckily) I can still view it on Google+. Obviously the ban doesn't apply to Russian users of international social networks like Google+"

Interesting, isn't it, how almost innocuous things are censored on the Internet in some parts of the world. Dumb Ways to Die is actually part of a train safety campaign by Melbourne Metro Trains in Australia.

Funny old world.


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27 February, 2013

Coincidence Stories

Avenue de Neuilly, Paris
Avenue de Neuilly, Paris in the 1950s
Two short coincidence stories today, though one very much tongue in cheek.

"I was living in Paris, in the Neuilly area. A friend of mine travelled all the way from Portugal to see me but mislaid my address. He was still able to find me.

He actually knocked at the door of my flat saying, "Aren't you famous! Leaving the underground (as he'd managed to recall the name of the right station, Porte de Neuilly) I asked a lady passing by if she, by any chance, knew a certain Monsieur Melo."

"Yes, she said, he lives on the 3rd floor right of no. 43 Avenue de Neuilly".

She just happened to be the 'concierge' of the building!"

~ Alberto Melo, Faro, Portugal

Wedding ring"During the 1950s, my grandmother lost her wedding ring whilst digging in her garden on her 40th birthday.

20 years later to the day, her daughter (my aunt) was digging in the same part of the garden and ... did her back in! Amazing." :)

~ Stuart

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26 February, 2013

Would A Politician Lie To You?


If you are outside of the UK you may not have heard of our Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. He only got the job as David Cameron's Conservative Party had to form a coalition with Clegg's Liberal Democrats to form a government. This was part of the deal.

Clegg has a bit of a problem at the moment. At least ten women have accused the former Lib Dem chief executive Lord Rennard of sexual assault. To quote from the Daily Mail newspaper:

 "His [Clegg's] story is shifting. After initially saying – in classic weasel words – that he knew nothing 'about these specific claims', he now admits that he was aware of 'indirect' concerns about Lord Rennard's alleged misdemeanours as long ago as 2008."

In other words what he initially said has changed. Therefore quite a coincidence that the Sunday Times Magazine (top of post) posed the question 'Would I Lie To You' and a photo of Clegg on the front cover of their magazine - the day before Clegg changed his story.

The Anarchistmedia website seem to have sussed out Clegg long ago with their poster as below.


Mr Clegg has been forced to apologise once before and The Poke turned this into a funny video by putting his apology to music ...


... and what does Prime Minister really think of Nick Clegg, his Deputy Prime Minister? Private Eye magazine summed it up nicely with their cover ...


I suppose the real question is can we trust politicians to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

Guess not.

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25 February, 2013

Is 616 And Not 666 The Number Of The Beast Or Antichrist

616 not 666 is number of Beast or Antichrist

The Antichrist 666 is supposedly a human servant of Satan but have we got the number right? Some scholars now claim this should be 616.

I hadn't heard this previously but it appears that in 2005 a fragment of papyrus was revealed, containing the earliest known version of the part of the Bible's Book of Revelation - the section discussing the Number of the Beast. On this papyrus the number is shown to be 616 and not 666. Apparently the two different numbers reflect two different spellings of Emperor Nero's name - 666 and 616 being the codes for these two spellings.

Professor David Parker, Professor of New Testament Textual Criticism and Paleography at the University of Birmingham,believes that 616, although less memorable than 666, is the original. He said: "This is an example of gematria, where numbers are based on the numerical values of letters in people's names. Early Christians would use numbers to hide the identity of people who they were attacking."

Saddam Hussein
Throughout history many suggestions have been put forward as to who the Antichrist 666 may have been such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon III of France, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, Josef Stalin, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler to name but a few.

If you want to wage war it makes sense to create the enemy as an Antichrist to manipulate the population. I read that American fundamentalists did this by considering Saddam Hussein to be a contender for the title - therefore a 'good' justification to send young men to be killed in a war.

The British occultist Aleister Crowley was different. He convinced himself that he was the Beast 666. His new religion of Thelema was created to replace Christianity. Doesn't seem to have done too well though.

If 616 is really the number it puts the kibosh on Crowley's claims and those of many others as to who the Antichrist or the Beast may be.

Will we ever discover the true Antichrist? Actually some claim to have the answer:

Prince Charles the Antichrist
"One thing that would settle this question would be if a man appeared on the scene fulfilling everything else for the First Beast from the Sea in Revelation 13 and other prophecies related to what is called "the Antichrist". If we 'calculated' the 'number of his name' as instructed and it came to either 616 or 666 we would have our answer.

There is such a man. Prince Charles of Wales' heraldic achievement (coat-of-arms) literally consists of the very beasts described in Rev 13 and Dan 7, he is a Prince (Dan 9:27) and he is from the old Roman Empire that destroyed the Temple (Dan 9:27). 

So what does his name add up to? Rather than 616, his name adds up to 666 using the ancient gematria system. And not only does this work in the English, but also in the official Hebrew transliteration (Nasich Charles Mem Wales). What are the odds anyone would have a name that calculates to the same number in two languages (without tampering with the transliteration like is done to Javier Solana's name to make it equal 666 in Hebrew)?" Source.

Gosh! There we go it's been Prince Charles all along!

Carol
Mind you, Marvel comics have had a Multiverse in Earth-616 all along. To quote from the Marvel Wiki

"Earth-616 has all the features of our reality: same countries, same personalities (politicians, movie stars, etc.), same historical events (World War II, 9/11, etc.), and so on. However, it also contains new ones, such as countries like Wakanda or Genosha, and organizations like the espionage agency, S.H.I.E.L.D. and its enemy, Hydra."

But, whatever, treat 616 as 666 - just in case!

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24 February, 2013

The Alien Picture Discovered At Stonehenge


Nothing too serious as it's Sunday. These are my own photographs of Stonehenge. I enlarged the above photo when I was looking at it on my computer. On the large single upright stone to the right of the photo I noticed a shape. So I cropped the photo and this is below. Is it my imagination or do you see what I see? Think UFO, grey alien ...


So now we know: Stonehenge was created by aliens!


Photos © Mike Perry 2010/11/12/13

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23 February, 2013

10 Mystery Posts About Cornwall

Trevethy Quoit Stones
A selection of 10 posts about Cornwall in England today, the county where I live. It's full of mystery, legends and Celtic charm. Probably a different slant on Cornwall from what is in most tourist guides.

Cornish Mystery Of Trevethy Quoit Stones
Part of the mystery of this ancient monument is the fact that even the experts can't be absolutely sure as to why the stones were erected in this particular way. The debate takes place because of their age ... Read more

Magic Of Fowey Cornwall
Fowey (pronounced Foy - rhymes with Boy), Cornwall is an ancient, magical little town set on the river Fowey where it meets the sea. It's also known as Daphne Du Maurier country as the author lived in ... Read more

In Search Of Celtic Crosses at St Winnow Cornwall
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Mevagissey The Two Saint Fishing Village
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Mystery Of The Three Hurlers Stone Circles
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Menabilly Daphne Du Maurier's Manderly
Menabilly Daphne Du Maurier's Manderley In Cornwall
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Polkerris The Fortified Pool Cornwall
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Keeping The Devil Away At Veryan Cornwall
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The Mystery Of Jesus Visiting Cornwall In England
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Roche Rock Cornwall
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22 February, 2013

The Brotherhood Of The Snake - The Original Secret Society

The Brotherhood of the Snake

Like probably most of us I knew that the Chinese Year of the Snake kicked off on the 10th of February 2013. I wasn't too sure of the characteristics of this so went on Google to find out - but got side-tracked!

I came across instead The Brotherhood of the Snake - a very different kettle of fish. Some sort of secret society I read.

Remembering that I had an Encyclopedia of Secret Societies waiting to be consumed, or at least perused, I opened up the virgin book and there it was on Page 100 - The Brotherhood of the Snake.

It's not something I had heard of previously which is surprising as the encyclopedia states, "... writers ... claim to have detected that the Brotherhood of the Snake is behind every secret society in history." Now that's a mighty big claim.

The book goes on to say that this brotherhood is, "... the oldest secret society in the world, founded in prehistoric times to carry out a diabolic plot of world domination and enslavement, culminating in a New World Order in the very near future."

Ah, now the New World Order is familiar. George Bush Snr gave the idea a boost to conspiracy theorists with his speech of January 16, 1991 when he said:

"This is an historic moment...we have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order - a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfil the promise and vision of the UN’s founders."

Winston Churchill, Woodrow Wilson and others had previously talked of a New World Order but back to the Brotherhood of the Snake. Though there is no documented proof of it's existence the order was seemingly taken over by evil forces in Mesopotamia in the year 300,000BC and all secret societies from the Illuminati to the Freemasons are simply branches or sections of this original brotherhood. At least that is the gist of what my encyclopedia claims.

The snake is symbolic of the Genesis' serpent of The Tree of Knowledge and points to the belief of Satanism i.e. the worship of Satan the fallen archangel and spirit of evil.

But who started this first secret society of the Brotherhood of the Snake? Here's a couple of versions I found:

"It all started thousands of years ago with the "Brotherhood of the Snake", a secret society set up by an alien named Ea or Enki. This story is very carefully told in the Sumerian scriptures, which go back at least 6000 years. There it says man was created by draconian aliens, who came to this planet to exploit its resources - especially gold. But the work was heavy, so the alien race wanted someone else to do the hard work. Thus Ea, who was a brilliant scientist, created homo sapiens as a hybrid between a primitive earth life-form and the alien race. Source.

and ...

"When we look to discover who founded the Brotherhood, Mesopotamian texts point right back to that rebellious God, Prince Ea. Ancient Mesopotamian tablets relate that Ea and his father, Anu, possessed profound ethical and spiritual knowledge. This was the same knowledge that was later symbolized as trees in the Biblical Adam and Eve story.

In fact, the Biblical tree symbol came from pre-Biblical Mesopotamian works, such as one showing a snake wrapped around the trunk of a tree, identical to later portrayals of the snake in Eden. From the tree in the Mesopotamian depiction hang two pieces of fruit. To the right of the tree is the half-moon symbol of Ea; to the left is the planet symbol of Anu. The drawing indicates that Ea and Anu were associated with the snake and its teachings. This connection is affirmed by other Mesopotamian texts which describe Anu’s palace in the 'heavens' as being guarded by a God of the Tree of Truth and a God of the Tree of Life." Source.

Okay, I think I'll leave it there. It's funny how once you start researching something it can set you off on a trail in a completely different direction - but the scenery remains familiar.

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21 February, 2013

South Of France, Messages From The Dead And Pennies From Heaven


Updates today on previous posts:

(1) on Nice Carnival South Of France Photos

Last week I published several photos of the Nice Carnival from back in 1996. Included on one of the photos was an ex work colleague, Jackie. I hadn't seen her for about nine or ten years but when Karin and I went to the local supermarket guess who we saw? Yes, it was Jackie!

Synchros or coincidences like this are always interesting. How often do we think of someone and then either meet them by 'chance' or we receive a phone call. It's an example of how we are all linked together whether we want to be or not. In the case of meeting Jackie it was lovely to see her again.

(2) on The Meaning Of White Feathers As Messages From The Dead

A response to this from a 67 Not Out reader:

"My husband of thirty years passed away suddenly in December at the age of 52 from a massive heart attack.

On the day of his viewing a dog showed up at my house wearing a collar with a ID tag on it. As we were waiting on my front porch for the owner to come, my son and daughter saw a white feather falling from the sky out in the middle of our paster field. My son ran out and got it for me.

That morning I had prayed for God to give me a sign to let me know that my husband was with him. I believe that was our sign. Since then my daughter has received three more feathers."

I receive details from so many readers saying how they have seen white feathers as messages from loved ones who have passed on. The feathers and white doves seem to be very much in vogue as messengers from the dead.

(3) on Pennies Falling From Heaven

The post was about how a shiny penny appeared to have fallen into an ashtray - by itself!

Okay, probably sounds doubtful for most readers that this could happen. But Helios had an idea about this saying that it may have been tied up with a previous post Sometimes Things Happen Because They Are Meant To Happen. In this I mentioned how the ashtray in question came from my first meeting with my wife's brother - a souvenir of that occasion. Sadly he died. Helios suggested that the coin dropping into this particular ashtray was, "A sign from Karin's brother after the post of yesterday."

Sounds feasible if you believe in this sort of thing. Messages don't only come via white feathers and doves. I know of one case where they came in the form of strands of wool! So all things and ways are possible.

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20 February, 2013

Finding Money By Walking Into The Magic

UK banknotes £10 and £5

The following is true.

I wrote a post a short while back called Pennies Falling From Heaven where my wife heard a penny drop into a small dish in our bedroom. It has happened again, but a little differently. This time the previous penny was still in the dish but clinked as if falling into the dish.

When Karin told me she said it meant we would be coming into money. As I've written previously she is always finding coins when we go for a walk. I didn't argue with her but suggested she found something bigger than pennies in future.

Today we walked to our local town centre and went our separated ways for a short while. There was a busker singing and playing the guitar so, remembering Trish & Rob's post about how someone gave out lucky pennies, I dropped a 50p coin (about 70c) into his hat.

When I met up with Karin again there was a man collecting for Muscular Dystrophy so I put a £1 coin into his collecting tin.

We walked along a little further and Karin bent down to pick something up. "You would have walked right past it, wouldn't you?" she said.

I thought she had picked up yet another coin. But, no, I was wrong. She had picked up a £10 and a £5 banknote (about US$21).

I hadn't seen the notes on the ground. I said to her, "I bet the notes have a 76 or a 67 on them," (numbers that keep occurring in our lives). And as you can see from the top of the page the £5 note's number ends in 67. Also there are numbers written by hand on the note. I thought at first this was Karin's birthday 28/3, but it looks more like 28/13 - a near miss.

Okay, so is there anything to this?

Was the coin clinking in the dish a sign that Karin would find the money? Or was it like seed money - I'd given away £1.50 so we got a ten fold return i.e £15. Or maybe it came from Karin's belief that she would find some money? Some will, no doubt, say that it was simply a 'coincidence'.

Of course, finding money means that presumably someone has lost some money, which isn't a pleasant thought, but some things might just meant to be.

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19 February, 2013

The Menorca Coincidence

Minorca scenary
The photo in our downstairs toilet
Karin and I were talking about holidays for this year and wondering where we should go. We decided it would be in Europe somewhere. I flicked through our daily newspaper to the travel section and saw a picture I was familiar with.

Minorca newspaper clipping

"Look at that," I said.

"It's the same as our photo in the downstairs toilet," answered Karin, "When did we go there?"

"In 1993. The date is below the photo."

The picture is of Cala Galdana in Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands, and I can remember taking the photo from the opposite cliff top after we had been for a walk along a coastal path. Our son was with us and we stayed in a nearby hotel. Happy memories.

So I'm wondering if this 'coincidence' is an indication that we should go back to Menorca. I don't really like 'going back to places' as there is so much else to visit but I'll keep the idea in the back of my head - as it could be a sign.

Nearby there are ruins of a prehistoric town from about 1000BC. Karin seems to be keeping them from falling down in the photo below.

Ancient ruins Menorca

It's an attractive island, so you never know...

Cala Galdana Menorca

... synchronicity sometimes shows the way.

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18 February, 2013

We Seem To Have The Need To Cry

Crying tears

Last week on my post The Emotions Stored In An Old Table And Cultivating Memories I said how I remember singing the song Old Shep to my son while sitting at that table. What I didn't say was that this used to make him cry at the sad words.

So why would I have sung it? Odd really, but then today I remembered how my own dad would sing me The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot and I used to cry at the bit that said, "I'm so sorry for that laddie, he hasn't got a daddy" and the other part where, "In the street he envies all those lucky boys, then wanders home to last year's broken toys." And yet I would ask my dad to sing it again!

Sometimes I think we seem to have the need to cry.

On that thought, so you won't feel left out, here's a song to make you cry! It's called Bringing Mary Home and is by the Country Gentlemen from Woodstock 1992.

The words first then the video

Bringing Mary Home
I was driving down a lonely road on a dark and stormy night
When a little girl by the road side showed up in my head lights
I stopped and she got in the back and in a shaky tone
She said my name is Mary please won't you take me home
She must have been so frightened all alone there in the night
There was something strange about her cause her face was deathly white
She sat so pale and quiet there in the back seat all alone
I never will forget that night I took Mary home
I pulled into the driveway where she told me to go
Got out to help her from the car and opened up the door
But I just could not believe my eyes the back seat was bare
I looked all around the car but Mary wasn't there
A small light shown from the porch a woman opened up the door
I asked about the little girl that I was looking for
Then the lady gently smiled and brushed a tear away
She said it sure was nice of you to go out of your way
But thirteen years ago today in a wreck just down the road
Our darling Mary lost her life and we still miss her so
So thank you for your trouble and the kindness you have shown
You're the thirteenth one who's been here bringing Mary home
You're the thirteenth one who's been here bringing Mary home


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17 February, 2013

With Synchronicity And Intuition The Glass Slipper Has To Fit

Cinderella's glass slipper and intuition and precognition

I feel that with the likes of synchronicity and precognition we sometimes try too hard to make them into a pattern that we ourselves want to recognise. In other words we make the pattern fit to our liking and perhaps ignore or mould other pieces into the shapes that we want.

I see synchronicity and precognition as being more spontaneous. We can tell if it's the real thing by how we ourselves feel. It's intuition if you like, a gut feeling and we should know, absolutely know that whatever we have witnessed or experienced rings true.

Yes, everything is linked: the past, the future, other realms, the living, the dead and so on. But this also makes it possible to be led astray and head for the wrong direction, answer or conclusion - and just because we have insisted that those pieces must fit as per our vanity or ego demands.

There is meaning in everything but the meaning we make fit - like the ugly sisters feet into Cinderella's glass slipper - may not be the whole truth. It's a foot but not necessarily the right foot and fit. It's why cultivating intuition and being guided by our senses is important.

We are all seeking answers but these have be the right ones, the slipper has to fit.

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16 February, 2013

10 UFO And Alien Stories

UFO

10 UFO and Alien posts taken at random from this blog, but there are many more - use the search at the top of the page to find what else is on 67 Not Out.

The Vanishing Aircraft Swallowed By A UFO
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The Mystery Of The Giant UFO Aliens Of Voronezh
Scientists have confirmed that an unidentified flying object recently landed in a park in the Russian city of Voronezh. They have also identified the landing site and found traces of aliens who made a short promenade about the park ... Read more

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The UFO Visit And Abduction Experience
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UFOs And Visits From Reptilian Dinosaurs
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John Lennon's UFO Sighting And Abduction
It was shaped like a flattened cone, and on top was a large, brilliant red light, not pulsating as on any of the aircraft we'd see heading for a landing at Newark Airport. When it came a little closer, we could make out a row or circle of white lights that ran around the entire rim of the craft ... Read more

An Alien Visitation And UFO Sighting
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The UFO Sighting Over Eastbourne England
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15 February, 2013

Nice Carnival South Of France Photos

Nice France Carnival

You may have read in my recent post The Retrieving Of Bonzo Got Us Into A Doo-Dah about how my wife 'found' some of our old photos from the mid 1990s.

As explained in the post the photos were mainly of Bonzo, our once much loved cat and other animals. One set, however, was from Nice in France at the time of their famous carnival.

Back then I was a manager of a finance and loan company and the directors introduced an incentive scheme whereby members of the various offices could win a trip to Nice, South of France. As my office came out top I won the prize along with several of my staff - so we all went off to Nice at carnival time along with our partners.

Nice Carnival floats

We had a great time. I Googled this morning to see when the Nice Carnival was taking place this year. As happens, when you get into coincidence or synchronicity, it starts today: 15th of February. So finding those photos was a timely reminder.

While in Nice I had trouble with my then camera so the photos aren't that special but will give a little flavour of the carnival. One thing I do remember well was when we were walking along in a group laughing and joking a woman came up to me and, without warning, stuffed confetti in my mouth! Seemingly this is a tradition at the carnival.

We also all bought silly masks to join in with the fun atmosphere. That's some of my work colleagues below, fortunately I must have been taking the photo!

Nice France carnival

Ah, there is one photo of me, on the right.

We were all at a fairly formal dinner and Nikki, one of my assistant managers, decided to cover me with streams of coloured paper. The others actually thought this was funny!

I look back on that time with great fondness, even though I was beginning to dislike the actual job I was doing. What I did like though were the people I worked with and I think this was why we did so well.

The following year, 1997, my last with the company, we won the holiday prize again, this time to Athens.

Not sure what happened with the photo below of the Nice Carnival, my camera must have slipped or something ... I think I remember having had one or two glasses of wine at the time.

Nice Carnival parade girls

Nice Carnival France

Another photo of me - just. The head at the very top of the photo is me, wearing glasses - must have been determined to get a good view. The others nearby are work colleagues, not sure where Karin was.

And below, even the band got covered with streamers, foam and confetti. No one was safe.

Band at Nice Carnival France

Strange how I looked at the photos on the same day as this years Nice carnival started.

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