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  2. Any chance people still have access to the photo references throughout these posts? If so - can they be made available again. I have one specifically I'm curious about. Thanks!
  3. im back for a we while ^_^ 

    missed you guys ^_^ 

  4. hi all i back i just havnet had the any free time to be on here glad to be back tho missed you guys cause you make life more interesting 🙂 😄 😛
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  6. So, I'm wondering if @JosephMcMoneagl was involved in the murder of Princess Diana and JFK Jr. because they both belong to the 13 illuminati families and the paperwork Dodi Fayed's father received from the MI6 was considered a forgery and both cases have been left open for a while. Now, if Joseph has this mind control shit then is it not possible he could fake the return of JFK Jr., in "mind" alone in order to save sarah jessia bar=kahn from being implicated in a murder driven by lust and really what one would call just a sad horrible mistake that could get someone like a hollywood fag hag killed, for instance?
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  8. Hi Folks!!! It has been awhile. A long while! I hope all my friends here are still doing well. Has anyone seen our friend Darby lately? I miss his intelligent inputs! I have been in touch with some of my friends here "on the other side." They know who they are. RMT
  9. There's probably something under both poles IMO.
  10. Dont forget Admiral Byrd went down there.
  11. Birds aren't real.

    1. cupcakeman


      how so???? 😮 

  12. Cool stuff Maynard. Has the document been verified as authentic? Would be interesting to see package Nr. 3.
  13. Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! Discovered in 1858 by famed English entomologist, Alfred Russel Wallace, the Wallace giant bee, scientifically known as Megachile pluto, lives up to its reputation as the largest bee in the world. It boasts a wingspan of two-and-a-half inches and a length of an inch-and-a-half, about the size of a large egg. After its initial finding by Wallace, the bee proved so elusive that it was declared extinct until 1981 when American researcher Adam Catton Messer observed several males and females on three different islands located in the Moluccas, otherwise known as Malukus, an archipelago in eastern Indonesia. Wallace’s giant bee dwarfs the common honey bee in size. (Composite) © Clay Bolt | claybolt.com Now, 38 years later, a team of researchers from the Search for Lost Species Program at Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) has reported finding a female Wallace giant bee. And, believe it or not, they have the photos to prove it. A Bee of a Tale GWC researchers scoured the Bacan Islands in the Moluccas- one of the last-known areas of habitat for the enormous bee. The research team tasked with finding the “holy grail” of bees included entomologist, Eli Wyman, ornithologist, Glenn Chilton, behavioral ecologist, Simon Robson, and natural history photographer, Clay Bolt. Their successful find has not only proven an internet sensation but has sparked hopes of preserving what remains of this remarkable species. The bee itself is about the size of a human thumb. Females of the species sport massive stag-beetle-like mandibles. These make the flying giants look like the work of nightmares. Despite their vicious appearance, the arthropods serve a wholly, peaceful purpose. Females use their jaws to scratch resin off trees, which they then use to build their nests. Finding an Elusive Creature How did the team find such a shy creature? They started by pouring over Messer’s notes from his encounter with the large insect. According to Messer, the bees liked to build their nests in the lowland forest inside the homes of tree-dwelling termites. Using satellite imagery, the GWC team identified the best areas to search and familiarized themselves with the island’s terrain. But once they arrived, they only had five days to find the creature. While interviewing locals, they felt disheartened to learn that no one had ever heard of, let alone seen, the behemoth they were looking for. The insect seemed to have virtually disappeared. Scoping Out Termite Nests Disappointed by the lack of local eyewitnesses, the team started scoping out termite nests. They spent hours observing what entered and left each burrow. In a few instances, the team thought they’d found a specimen, only to realize a wasp had duped them. The work proved hot, muggy, and grueling, but they weren’t about to give up. Finally, on the last day of their five-day excursion, they spotted a termite nest with serious giant bee potential. Suspended eight feet above the ground, the only way to access the termite home was by climbing, and that’s exactly what Bolt did. What he saw inside proved both humbling and breathtaking — the first sighting of a Wallace giant bee in nearly forty years. © Clay Bolt | claybolt.com The Discovery of a Lifetime Just four years prior, the GWC team had dreamed of seeing a giant bee in the wild, and now they couldn’t believe their eyes. Capturing photos to confirm their discovery proved of the highest order; they patiently waited for the shy bee to emerge from her termite nest. After a couple of hours, she poked her head out and proved otherwise camera shy. The researchers finally resorted to tickling her with a piece of grass in the hopes of getting her to emerge. Soon enough she crawled into a large tube that the team provided. The researchers captured photos before and during her flight as she was released from the tube. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt photographing the rediscovered Wallace’s giant bee in a flight box, which was used for the team to observe the bee for a few minutes and document the rediscovery. © Simon Robson A Future for the Wallace Giant Bee The researchers hope that by sharing the news of this discovery, they’ll raise public awareness and support for the plight of the Wallace giant bee. They also hope that the rediscovery will spark future research. If scientists can learn more about the life history of the bee, perhaps they can better protect it from extinction. © Clay Bolt | claybolt.com Deforestation continues to ramp up in Indonesia making it more important than ever to educate the public of the high stakes involved in preserving this incredibly rare species. What’s more, the international trade of this species remains unrestricted– another factor impacting the bee’s fight for survival. If the Wallace giant bee can become an iconic symbol of the conservation movement, perhaps they’ll stand a fighting chance. And, perhaps, more than a handful of researchers will have the opportunity to observe them in the wild. “It was absolutely breathtaking to see this ‘flying bulldog’ of an insect that we weren’t sure existed anymore, to have real proof right there in front of us in the wild,” said Clay Bolt. By Engrid Barnett, contributor for Ripleys.com Source: Rediscovering the Earth’s Most Enormous Bee View the full article
  14. Where does this lead? What happens there?
  15. I agree with you. More than likely the technology will end up being used for nefarious purposes. I believe most people have an inherent desire for immortality. If becoming a machine causes people to believe it is a step towards that goal, then they'll take it. Also, as mentioned, as soon as a few people accept the transhuman device as Musk proposes, others will have to do it to be competitive. Eventually such a thing may be required to have any kind of a 'normal' life within the civilization of the time.
  16. Not a good idea. Most of our science is constructed from theoretical make believe.
  17. Was given a link to an article entitled, " Bill Gates wants to spray millions of tonnes of dust into the stratosphere..." . I read the article and my first thought was along the lines of , " What could possibly go wrong?" . Bill Gates is helping fund an effort to create a barrier made of dust ( calcium carbonate ) around the Earth. The plan is that this barrier will deflect enough rays and heat from the Sun and allow cause planet to cool down. According to sources on-line, they've already conducted experiments using ice. Obviously, the dust will not remain in the atmosphere and settle onto the surface of Earth. What will the dust do to the oceans , lakes and rivers? What happens to the air we breathe? And if it does turn out to be a disaster, what can be done to reverse it? Also get a bit angry, what right does one man have to do something that will effect all of Earth? Do most other countries agree with and are going along with this idea? And what happens if there is a major volcanic eruption that contributes additional material to the barrier, what then? Hmm, I don't think this is a good idea. You? Bill Gates wants to spray millions of tonnes of dust into the stratosphere
  18. Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! It’s an urban legend that has gained serious traction since the 1990s and it all started with one-dollar US bills stamped with a conversation bubble near George Washington’s mouth reading, “I grew hemp.” Those supporting modern-day legalization of marijuana jumped on the notion with a fury. Whispered rumors and stamped currency transformed into full online treatises about Washington’s weed growing—and smoking—days. By 2015, blog posts examined whether or not the founding father was a user of medical marijuana, too. But, does any of this hold up to a fact check? Let’s dive into this fascinating topic to find out whether or not our first president was a “Founding Father of Weed.” The “Muddy Hole” Marijuana Scandal The “First President of Marijuana” legend resurfaced in August 2018. That’s when Smithsonian Magazine reported that industrial hemp was again being grown and harvested at Mount Vernon, the site of Washington’s plantation. Oddly enough, this report was 100 percent accurate, both in terms of the contemporary news story and its historical underpinnings. According to the Washington Post, a farm journal entry from August 7, 1765, proves that the first president did indeed cultivate hemp on a large plot of land that he referred to as “Muddy Hole.” In the journal entry, he notes having taken too long to separate the male from the female hemp plants. However, his journal falls far short of extolling marijuana for its medicinal—let alone recreational—purposes. As it turns out, hemp was a popular cash crop in the Americas, highly valued for its numerous industrial applications. Washington wasn’t alone in his hemp cultivation interest. Thomas Jefferson also enthusiastically wrote about hemp’s potential as a cash crop. Among his favorite things about the plant? It proved highly productive and hearty, growing forever on the same plot with little farmer-intervention needed. Hemp’s Myriad Uses For both Washington and Jefferson, hemp represented a cash crop. In other words, they didn’t intend to use the plants they harvested for themselves. Rather, they sought “cash” for them on the market. Either way you slice it, hemp was a handy commodity to have around, from bringing in money to providing necessary fiber products for the farm. How did 18th-century hemp get used? Its tough fibers proved excellent for crafting rope and canvas or spinning into cloth. However, its myriad uses didn’t end there. Hemp oil could be extracted from its seeds and used to manufacture everything from varnishes to paints. In essence, hemp represented a cash crop of the first order. Of all the parties interested in hemp exports, the Royal Navy proved the most enthusiastic. After all, strong ropes and canvas sails proved crucial to the daily operations of British sailing ships. The Plant that Helped Britain Rule the Seven Seas Britain’s navy proved very active at this time and was considered the most effective fighting force in the world—having won all of the great battles and many wars at sea in recent memory. No event better illustrated this reputation than the conclusion of the Seven Years’ War in 1763. Known as the French and Indian War in North America, it came with decisive victories for the UK against both France and Spain. Now, the Royal Navy had more territory than ever before to maintain and, as a result, it required more rope and canvas in the process. In essence, the hemp fields of Virginia buttressed up Britain’s ambitious exploration, militarization, and colonization efforts around the world. American Farmers and Hemp Production Over time, America became synonymous with hemp production. Hemp farmers in the thirteen colonies represented an integral part of ensuring the Royal Navy’s strength. And after the Revolution? The newly-minted US government encouraged hemp production for the budding nation’s industrial needs. Besides rope, canvas, and cloth-making, hemp also came in handy for a wide variety of other tasks that would have been crucial to late 18th-century and early 19th-century agricultural practices. These included making sacks to store grain and seeds, weaving linen for clothes, and even repairing nets used during fishing trips to the Potomac. No wonder Washington and Jefferson proved such staunch supporters of this immensely useful plant. But, oh, how times would change! In 1937, the Marihuana Tax Act categorized hemp, along with marijuana and other forms of cannabis, a highly suspicious substance. By 1970, the Controlled Substances Act classified all forms of cannabis (including hemp) Schedule I drugs. The fate of American farmers who cultivated hemp changed radically within just a few short decades. The Founding Father of Weed? When it’s all said and done, Washington wasn’t smoking blunts or advocating for legalized marijuana. After all, it wasn’t even illegal yet. Despite hemp’s tarnished 20th-century reputation, Washington and Jefferson didn’t grow strains of the crop that would be recognized as marijuana today. The tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels were far too low to induce any kind of “high.” And, as Washington’s journals clearly indicate, he was interested in hemp solely for its industrial purposes. Nonetheless, when hemp became illegal to grow and possess in 1970, knowledge of its industrial uses vanished, too. And the history of one of America’s most important cash crops disappeared in the shadow of the “War on Drugs.” By Engrid Barnett, contributor for Ripleys.com Source: Was George Washington The Founding Father of Marijuana? View the full article
  19. If everyone will remember with me... it it was my wife’s passing that I left here. its been 10 years ,Jan 25.2009 KerrTexas was a solid support at the time and I will always remember him for it. also like to say hi to Einstein and HDRKid (lol) Paula was receiving a regular bashing daily,back then, and I see the tradition continues. I did get to speak to her quite a lot back then and have missed our conversation.
  20. You can always GREP through the text files and see if any of the header info(or dates) pop up. —————- I'm truly not as fascinated with the entire TITOR story line than I was with the science behind it all. if it wasn’t for RMT and Darby I never would have ever been able to wrap my mind about it.
  21. In all honesty that falls under the very definition of hearsay Cosmo. BUT AND A VERY LARGE BUT.... MOPs old software DID SHOW THE IP OF EVERY POSTER, if everyone recalls. if that was an upgrade after the fact of JT posting(I think it was) then we fall back to......hearsay.
  22. Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab In 1950, American inventor—and magician—Alfred Carlton Gilbert sought to bring the marvels of nuclear physics to the playtimes of children all across America. Gilbert was no stranger to producing playsets for children, becoming most famous for producing the commercially successful Erector sets in the 1920s. While the popularity of the Erector brand would last to this day, Gilbert had much higher hopes for the sophistication of children’s playtime. As America entered the age of the atom, it seemed as though there was no problem that wouldn’t be solved without the help of nuclear physics. While atomic gardening was marketed to housewives, the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab was meant for the kids. The kit included a cloud chamber for viewing particle physics, a Geiger counter for monitoring radiation levels and measuring radioactive decay, as well as radioactive ore. Despite containing radioactive uranium, he claimed the kit posed no danger to children. Then-popular comic character Dagwood even appeared in an included comic book explaining the very basics of atomic energy. The kit really let anyone set up their own nuclear lab at home. The cloud chamber specifically allowed people to observe alpha particles moving 12,000 miles per second. To make things more fun, he suggested kids play a game of hide-and-seek with a gamma-ray source. The kits cost a mere $50, which would be about $400 adjusted to today’s dollars. Despite this steep price for a children’s toy, Gilbert advertised that children could use it to prospect for uranium. At the time, the United States government was offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who identified new sources of fission material. When the kits launched, children were generally overwhelmed by their complexity, and Gilbert later admitted that some of the kit’s features may have been a bit advanced for young children at home. As safety concerns mounted, the kits were quickly removed from store shelves, though an estimated 5,000 made it out into the world. Source: The 1950s Science Kit That Had Real Uranium View the full article
  23. Hello Kanigo ! Good to hear from you. Hope all is going well with you and your loved ones. 🙂
  24. Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! Twice a year, Tibetan monks don menacing skeleton masks and dance. The chief performers reenact the story of the Citipati—a pair of graveyard-bound skeletons, hell-bent on punishing criminals. The Citipati is a pair of skeletal deities in the Buddhist tradition. A male and female pair often depicted in a state of dancing furor, they have a tragic origin despite their outward exuberance. According to legend, a pair of ascetic monks were meditating near a graveyard. They were so intent on their pursuit of enlightenment, that they didn’t notice a thief creeping closer and closer to their still bodies. The thief killed and beheaded the monks, leaving their bodies in the dirt. Attaining a form of high enlightenment, the monks’ spirits swore vengeance against the thief and all criminals. Bound to graveyards, they became the Lords of Cemeteries and protectors of the dead. Their story is remembered not just as a warning against thievery, but also as a lesson of the impermanence of life. The Citipati are played by the most skilled dancers in Tibetan festivals, where they dance and blow horns. Their acts of joy and celebration are also offered as a sort of penance for their esoteric attachments to meditation in life. Tibetan celebrants put on skeleton masks made of paper mache to honor the Citipati. The performers representing the fateful pair normally have more elaborate masks featuring crowns of multiple skulls. The simpler mask in the Ripley collection was likely used by more junior performers. Source: The Thief-Hunting Skeletons Of Citipati View the full article
  25. I knew this family that gave me this information back in 1965:
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