Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Fox Walk

Now this is just fascinating, one of those things that once you come across it, makes a hell of a lot of sense.

“Our walk is devastating, not natural. Little babies have shoes like cement boots. Our feet are ruined from the first step we take in shoes.” Walking barefoot, most of us naturally adopt a very different step: the knees are bent, rather than locked; the outside ball of the foot touches the ground to test it first, before applying any weight; then, if it’s safe, we roll the rest of the ball in and flatten the heel; only then does the weight come down. This is what Tom Brown and his students called “fox walking.”

The author makes pretty big claims for the benefits of walking barefoot: increased health and wellness, thanks both to a more natural posture and a synaesthetic connection to the natural world.

I think I'll try this....

But not at work.

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Where Does Oil Come From?

Ever stop and ask yourself what the experimental evidence is for the fossil fuel theory? I did, a few years back, and so I did the logical thing and did some poking about online. I soon found that the Russians had asked themselves that same question, many decades ago, and they had found the fossil fuel theory to be about as scientific as phlogiston. They developed an abiotic (ie non-biological) theory of oil's origins, one in which oil is produced from naturally occurring chemicals deep in the earth, under high pressures and temperatures, and then carried up to the crust. The vast Russian oil industry is the practical application of the abiotic theory.

We're lied to about so much in this sick society - about everything from JFK to global warming - that it's easy to forget things ... even things as vital as the truth about oil, and about how much we have left:

The good news is that panic scenarios about the world running out of oil anytime soon are wrong. The bad news is that the price of oil is going to continue to rise. Peak Oil is not our problem. Politics is. Big Oil wants to sustain high oil prices. Dick Cheney and friends are all too willing to assist.

The geopolitical consequences of this deliberate deception about the truth of oil? Huge.

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Benjamin Fulford: The Reason America Was Bankrupted

First posted 06 March 08

Why is America being smashed, and the world changed? That's a question I get a lot.

However in actuality America isn't being smashed; it's just bankrupt for the moment, and this is a chance to change the American state. America has 4% of the world's population, over 20% of it's GDP, and accounts for 50% of the world's military expenditures. That army is controlled by evil powers, powers that no matter what want to provoke WWIII.

If America is temporarily bankrupted, they'll be but in the place of having no choice but to listen to what the rest of the world has to say. In the 20th century the powers that occupy America murdered 200 million people. This is our chance to ensure even more people aren't slaughtered.

On the occasion of America's reorganization following its bankruptcy, we can offer them capital to maintain their crumbling national infrastructure ... and then, that's our chance to organize the UN security council to match the organization of all mankind. The Pentagon can then be organized to counter poverty and environmental destruction.

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Benjamin Fulford: Does America Have Nanotech Weapons?

First posted 07 Mar 08

I was contacted by a personage believed to have a relationship with the CIA, and heard that America has top secret nanotech weapons. He didn't give me anything detailed, but the intention conveyed to me, and my own speculation, is that he wanted this to be passed on to China, essentially to threaten other countries.

I don't think such a weapon could be practically put to use. Most likely this is an attempt, in the midst of national bankruptcy, to strengthen their negotiating power while trying to create a new world order. There should be a concrete discussion, rather than violence.

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Benjamin Fulford: About the Personal Affairs Troubles of the Bank of Japan President

First posted 08 Mar 08

On the underside of the Bank of Japan President problem is a fight over Japan's future.

The fight is between two factions: on the one side there's the Mitsubishi UFJ Bank - whose logo is a a Freemasonic symbol - a faction that wants to hand over Japan's money to shadowy foreign powers; on the other, those that want to use Japan's money to revive Japan.

Somehow or other the likes of Mr M. and Mr W., working for powers that are plotting to murder 4 billion people around the world, have to be stopped. Japan's money should be used to realize a mature world, one where there is no poverty or environmental destruction.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Benjamin Fulford: Rumors of the Owner of Rolls Royce Naniwa No. 4444

First posted 03 Mar 08

A few days ago after I finished a TV show in Osaka, a black Rolls Royce with Naniwa Number 4444 appeared in front of my taxi, twice. According to an acquaintance's information, this appeared to be the property of the Yamaguchi Gang.

Also last week, when the show was over I head to a coffee shop I always use for business, two guys who looked like they were from an underground organization were sitting diagonally across from me. I could clearly see what looked to be a pistol in the jacket pocket of one of them, so I pretended to have forgotten something and promptly left the shop.

I do not remember, nor do I plan on, ever causing offense to the Yamaguchi Gang. Rather, I've been suggesting to the Japanese government that that Yamaguchi Gang could make ten times as much as they are now by engaging in first class, superior enterprises. If the Yamaguchi Gang wants to kill me, I'd like for them to tell me the reason first. If I agree I'll commit seppuku myself.

If this is a request from shadowy foreign powers to have me slaughtered, I'd like them to think twice. Foreign underworld powers are sucking money out of Japan, impoverishing the country. They're plotting to murder 4 billion people. Japan will lose 70 million people, and the plan for the rest of us is to treat us like livestock. I'd like for those powers to consider the morality of the work they've undertaken.


First Posted 05 Mar 2008

Sorry About the Blog Post the Other Day

The other day I posted "Rumors of the Owner of Rolls Royce Naniwa No. 4444", and then I suddenly removed it. Sorry about that. I decided to pull the post after talking with an authorized individual. The consequence of the talk is that I'm no longer worried my life is being aimed at. I can't say in detail but a settlement was reached through discussion. This is a backroom deal, with no exceptions. For removing the post with no explanation, and causing such a fuss, I offer my deepest apologies.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Blog Fiction: Installments 2 and 3 of The Extinction War

Extinction War 1.2: Keep Out and 1.3: Signs and Portents are up. Go check 'em out.

The media was already out in force, a dense swarm of chipped dragonflies buzzing around the battlefield, relaying all they saw to the world’s hundreds of millions of hungry eyes. Doctrine was not to bother fighting them; media swarms could prove troublesome from an operational secrecy standpoint, but the military could devise no better way of gathering information. Before long the swarm would exhaust the site of all immediate interest, and disperse, some fanning out across the jungle in search of whatever they might find, others departing for nearby battles (of which there were several ongoing at any given moment, at this stage in the campaign.) Only a few stragglers, the platoon’s fan-base and self-appointed civilian scout force, would remain.

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Clear Channel vs Napster: What's the Real Reason For the Copyright War?

I remember two formative events, spaced a couple of years apart, that have forever since colored my feelings about music.

The first was when I was 16 or 17, a school-day like any other which started with me getting on the school bus. Now, we had a cool bus driver, who let the kids choose the radio station we listened to as we all got carted off to the local indoctrination facility. There was none of this nonsense about making the kids listen to crappy country and western music, like the heartless sadists that chauffeured some of my friends. Bill was not like them. He was good people.

There was never any question of what we wanted to listen to. This was out in the sticks, and there weren't many radio stations. There was only one, in fact, that played the kind of music that we wanted to hear, a station broadcasting from across the border called Z-Rock that put out a lineup of all the great alternative music out there in the 90s: Nirvana, Marilyn Manson, the Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, White Zombie, the Stone Temple Pilots; this was the character of the sound track that accompanied us on the way to the lockup.

That fateful day, I got on that bus and found myself listening to Britney Spears. Surely, I felt, this must be some sort of mistake. This saccharine pop was the kind of 'music' that clueless 13 year old girls listened to, not the socially aware hard rock that stirred the hearts of post-pubescent teens. "What the hell is this?" I said. "Change it back to 106.7"

"This is 106.7", the bus driver said, apologetically. "But it's not Z-Rock."

That was my first encounter with Clear Channel Communications, though it was not for years afterwards that I found out it was they who had eaten the only live link I had to new music. Sure, there was still the classic rock station coming down from the north, and they played some good stuff. But it wasn't the same.

Fast-forward a couple of years. Now I'm 19, in university, with a computer, an internet connection, and thus - a couple of months into my first year - Napster. After so long without a ready way of discovering and listening to new music, I jumped like a starved pig into a bathtub filled with lasagna; I damn near filled my hard-drive within a month or two, grabbing every track I could. Napster was like some glorious gift from the internet gods, a way to discover and listen to music without having to either pay for it, or wait for it to be served up to you. It combined everything that was great about radio with everything that was great about a store.

A year later, when it was torn down due to copyright violations, I vented to all around me my towering rage against the short-sighted and petty stupidity of the RIAA. It echoes on to this day ... though I'm no longer sure that stupidity is the whole reason Napster was taken down. Oh, stupidity plays a part, of that there can be no doubt; entrenched interests of every industry have historically been jealous of their perceived rights, and fail to perceive the obvious society-level benefits of new technologies that threaten their small domains. This time around, there is no doubt a great deal of the blame for the past several years of legal battles and bad legislation can be laid at the feet of record company executives caught blinking and unprepared in the harsh headlights of the approaching singularity.

Well, it explains a great deal - enough that out of disgust I've long since vowed never to buy CDs, unless it's at the show and directly from the artist - but it doesn't explain it all the way.

Think on this, those of you who used Napster (a lot, I expect). The crackdown on the network was justified due to the 'theft' of songs by stars like Metallica and Madonna, high-performing market-saturating money whores to the record industry. But how often did you, yourself, bother downloading tracks by them? You likely already owned them, anyways, and even if you didn't all you had to do to hear them was turn on the radio. Songs like that were everywhere. No, I'm willing to bet you used the network to find the long-tail stuff: DJ mix tapes, jam band recordings, grateful dead bootlegs, live recordings of obscure Scandinavian death metal bands doing the sort of heinous things on stage they have become the stuff of terrible eldritch myth. The things you couldn't find anywhere else, save by accessing a network where you could trade music with tens of millions of others. Stuff you couldn't buy if you wanted to, because stores didn't carry it.

Music like that likely accounted for a majority of the traffic on the network. To be honest I don't know for sure, but an informal and very unscientific poll of my friends and acquaintances has so far revealed no one who mostly, or even really at all, searched for big label music. So I don't think monetary losses due to copyright infringement are the whole reason Napster was attacked.

No, it was realized that corporate control over music was threatened, and steps were taken to deal with that threat.

By the time Napster came along, the music industry was dominated by a handful of companies: marketing was handled by MTV and Clear Channel, distribution by the major labels, access to live shows by Ticketmaster. You notice what happened as Clear Channel sewed up the radio market? Suddenly you couldn't hear decent music anywhere. Where once the airwaves had been full of wild rock music and sullen gangsta rap, music that spoke (and often screamed) from the heart about problems in society that cried out for solution ... now, there was the candy-land fantasy of pop music, where no problems were more pressing than being jilted in love or unable to find anything to watch on your expensive big-screen TV. Were we suddenly to believe that the musical tastes of a whole nation had changed as though overnight, that a country full of individualists had suddenly decided they preferred sugary pop tunes to real music?

Well, hell, that's what I thought. That's what almost everyone seemed to think, and joke about in a bitchy sort of way. Funny thing, though. As popular as pop music apparently was, I almost never encountered anyone who liked it. Quite the opposite: most anyone I met, regardless of whether we liked the same music, loathed pop.

So Clear Channel takes over the radio stations, and suddenly it's all pop, all the time. People hate it, but it's what's on the radio or on the TV, so a lot of them grit their teeth and listen to it. The marketing psychology boys no doubt predicted that, with total control over radio and TV, the tastes of an entire nation could be very effectively molded: if all they hear is pop music, then before long they'll be humming it to themselves without realizing it, and eventually deciding they rather like it, and buying it and listening to it all the time. This has other benefits beyond simply profits: if the majority of the population is listening to canned, manufactured music, their mental states can be very effectively manipulated.

Music isn't just a commodity that you buy. It's an art that shapes the subconscious background of your life, exerting a subtle but powerful influence over your mental state. Anyone who loves music knows this, because that power is why you love it. It hijacks your auditory cortex and reprograms your brain, and that can be a lot of fun. Or it can be a powerful tool for altering your consciousness: calming you, consoling you, pumping you up, helping you work things out.

Or, if someone gains total control over the music you listen to, a powerful lever of control. The music, after all, carries a message, one that bypasses reason and speaks directly to the emotions. They - the They that comes with a capital (because They have so much capital) - came very close to gaining control over that weapon. If it hadn't been for Napster (and the fragmented offspring that sprung up in it's shadow), They would have succeeded. They would have convinced an entire nation that the music it liked best - and by extension the mental state they most often occupied - was as superficial as a mannequin, devoid of emotional or intellectual depth, devoted only to the maintenance of a smiling and unthinking optimism. Musical prozac for the depressed national soul; you can't help but wonder whether it'd be as toxic as the real thing.

They've tried anyways, and met with limited success. The labels converted into producing as much pop as they could, and the product was pushed aggressively on the airwaves. Much of the population, rarely venturing beyond the noob sea of the internet that is MSN and Yahoo and AOL, never got the hang of the whole file sharing thing, were admonished that it was illegal and dangerous, and were thus kept as a captive audience to seduce (those who didn't simply turn off the radio altogether and just stick to their CD collections).

Peer-to-peer distribution networks, however, have done much to undermine the corporate control of the musical landscape. Virtually no one under 30 pays much attention at all to what's on the radio. We find new music with MySpace and HypeMachine and Google, and we acquire virtually all of it over file-trading networks. We're barely aware of the soundtrack that's been written for our lives, and as a result we're not marching in neat ranks like we should be. Instead we're dancing in the streets, grinning like fools, and cheerfully flipping them off whenever they glower at us. Frankly, it is both unseemly and unsettling to Them, and so is it any wonder that They will not hear reason on the subject?

The success of file-sharing has been up until now a largely victorious front in the on-going shadow war against Them, undermining a small but significant part of their plan. The damage it inflicts isn't just monetary - though that alone makes it a powerful weapon of resistance - it's also psychological, even spiritual. It attacks Their very reason for being, for it shows that with the internet, we can make Them as unnecessary and irrelevant as They plan to make us.

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This is from Galaxy Dynamics, who have a very cool DVD out with supercomputer animations of galaxy collisions and cosmic evolution set to music. The one below is the formation of a supercluster. Enjoy.

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Benjamin Fulford: I've Got a Newly Published Book For Sale

First posted 02 March 08

On sale next week! A new book by Benjamin Fulford,

The Dismantling of Japan (Seishun Shinsho: Intelligence)

"The widening gulf between rich and poor, the pension problem, and regions left to neglect,"who is weakening this country?

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Benjaming Fulford: I Think Japan Should Emply Hollywood

First posted 01 March 08

For a long time, a great number of Hollywood screenwriters went on strike. In the end the strike reached an impasse when funds ran out, but as to the true feelings of the screenwriters, I have a feeling they have heretofore sealed stories and information they'd like to share with us.

I think it would be good for Japan to use it's untouched foreign reserves and employ those screenwriters in the work of telling the truth to all mankind. This would lead to an enhancement of Japan's economy, it would also become a development of mankind.

At present 5 percent of Hollywood's budget comes from the Pentagon. Movies are being made that provoke war and murder people. In actuality, most Hollywood movies contain scenes in which guns are used to murder people in the name of justice.

Hollywood is bedridden. However, I expect that Asia's abundant traditional cultures can give birth to as many stories as you want. How about if instead, they protected nature and peace, and gave us movies that reminded us that all humankind lives on the same planet.

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Benjamin Fulford: The Truth of the Livedoor Incident

First posted 28 Feb 2008

I met the former administration of Livedoor. I talked with them, and I believe what came out to be the truth of the situation.

The Yakuza were investing a lot of money in Livedoor, buying various enterprises. One element within the Yakuza had connections with the Illuminati. Their ultimate aim was to purchase the Fuji Sankei Group, with the goal of enabling the brainwashing of the Japanese people. However, through the protection the patriots of the Asian secret society gave to Japan, the threat was driven off. I support that society.

This is pretty interesting if true. Interesting, but not surprising. Livedoor was a huge scandal, kind of like a Japanese Enron, in which a lot of people lost a lot of money. Stock market scams like that are amongst the Them's favorite tactics for undermining a country's economy.

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