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Mysterious bronze disc discovered near Greek shipwreck could be a missing piece of the Antikythera Mechanism


The enigmatic Antikythera Mechanism.
The Antikythera mechanism was for years one of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries. The strange, intricate device was found in 1902 in a shipwreck off of the Greek island of Antikythera. For over a century, the device's construction and intended use puzzled historians and archaeologists. Coins and other artifacts found at the shipwreck were dated to the first century, but the Antikythera mechanism's construction appeared to be far more advanced than any other technology known from that time.

In the last decade, new 3D scanning technologies have allowed researchers to peer into the inner workings of the device like never before. It is now believed the device was one of the world's first analog computers and was used to chart astronomical events like lunar and solar cycles and eclipses. The shipwreck on which the device was found is still the subject of scrutiny, with new discoveries being made. Last year, bone fragments belonging to the human occupants of the ship were located and are still undergoing DNA testing to determine their ancestry. Now, researchers from the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and Sweden's Lund University have made another groundbreaking discovery among the Antikythera shipwreck that could revolutionize Greek history.

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In 1972 the Moronic Pentagon was terrified of Soviet "suggestology" - tapping the "unknown reserves, powers and abilities of the human mind"

A 1972 report for the Defense Intelligence Agency spends about four pages describing and worrying about "suggestology," and the name is the least ridiculous part about it.

Described in the report as "a new 'ology' defined by the communist countries as the scientific study of suggestion," suggestology was supposed to allow humans to tap into "the unknown reserves, powers and abilities of the human mind." According to the report, "in some areas it overlaps with parapsychology" which is a bit of an understatement.

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The Earth - Mars Connection

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Fig. 1 UV image of solar corona, indicating temperatures of millions of degrees.
As discussed in a number of previous posts, Mars became captured in a geostationary orbit 36,000 km above Mt. Kailas, in the TransHimalayas, for 14.4 years and then was released into a planetary orbit for 15.6 years. This 30-year cycle was repeated one hundred times between 3687 and 687 BC, and observed by one hundred generations of mankind who incorporated observations of these events in ancient texts. In the Rig Veda the capture periods were called kalpas and 'days of Brahma'. In Egyptian myth they were called 'inundations' due to the tidal effect of Mars (Horus on the Horizon), which drew the Nile waters across eastern Egypt, increasing the fertility there.

During each kalpa, Mars exerted a continuous tidal effect on the Deccan Traps volcanism, drawing the subsurface asthenosphere rock upward producing an additional 20-meter thick layer, 'traps' meaning steps. Therefore, the Deccan Traps represent a geological clock covering approximately 3000 to 687 BC, herein dubbed the Vedic Period. It is impossible to drill through the many layers of the Deccan Traps. Instead, different provinces have been dated, where older sections of the traps are exposed.

This has proven difficult for several reasons. Most significantly, the 'Trap' rocks do not give the ancient dates that geologists expected, because they are less than 6,000 years old. Geologists maintain that potassium-argon, (K-Ar), dating does not work because the isotope ratios of argon in the atmosphere have changed.

That is true, because the entire atmosphere of the Earth changed during the Vedic Period due to the influx of the entire Martian atmosphere.

To overcome this apparent obstacle, geologists have reverted to using the thin layers of material between the actual steps, called 'separates', assuming it is also of earthly origin. But these thin layers comprise material from Mars which fell from the atmosphere between kalpas. Although the (U-Pb) in zircons in the separates have a wide range of ages, those with the ages supporting the hypothetical Cenezoic period are chosen, thereby justifying the age of deepest layers of the Deccan Traps at 66 million years BP. The 'separate'layers are proof that there was significant time between each of the one hundred rock layers.

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Spreading "freedom": Rape of Vietnamese women during US invasion was considered standard operating procedure for American troops

Comparing testimony from Vietnamese women and American soldiers, Gina Marie Weaver, in her book Ideologies of Forgetting: Rape in The Vietnam War, finds that rape of Vietnamese women by American troops during the US invasion of Vietnam was a "widespread", "everyday occurrence" that was essentially "condoned", even encouraged, by the military, and had its foundation in military training and US culture.

She explores why US rape in Vietnam was so common, and why this aspect of US behavior has been virtually "erased" from "narratives of the war". She stresses the issue is also important as rape in the US military continues at a high level today, having been mostly transferred away from foreign populations and onto female American soldiers.

Rape of Vietnamese women by US troops "took place on such a large scale that many veterans considered it standard operating procedure."

It was "systematic and collective"; an "unofficial military policy". One soldier termed it a "mass military policy." Indeed, rape followed by murder of Vietnamese women was "so common that American soldiers had a special term for the soldiers who committed the acts in conjunction: a double veteran".

Comment: Philippines, Western Europe, Korea, Vietnam... The aim is to penetrate other countries for access to their markets, which is reflected, on the human level, in penetrating their people.


MIB

'In the Spider Web of the Secret Services': New book on how the CIA killed its own politicians and operatives during the Cold War

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German investigative journalist Patrik Baab and former Pentagon adviser Robert Harkavy have released a bombshell book, revealing the links between the murders of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, West German politician Uwe Barschel and former CIA director William Colby. Baab told Sputnik what their groundbreaking research has uncovered.

Baab and Harkavy's book, 'In the Spider Web of the Secret Services: Why Were Olaf Palme, Uwe Barschel and William Colby Murdered?', takes aim at the CIA's suspected involvement in the officials' deaths. Based on secret documents from seven different intelligence agencies, conversations with former agents, toxicology reports, and consultations with experts, the book seeks answers to long-standing questions about who was responsible for what have become among the most high profile political death and suspected suicide cases of the 20th century.

Speaking to Sputnik Deutschland, Baab, a renowned television journalist in his native Germany, said that there was a common thread tying all three of the officials' deaths together.

Archaeology

Archaeologists decipher symbols on 3,200-year-old stone slab telling of invasions of mysterious Trojan Sea People


Researchers say ancient writings could provide answer to 'one of the greatest puzzles of Mediterranean archaeology'
Ancient symbols on a 3,200-year-old stone slab have been deciphered by researchers who say they could solve "one of the greatest puzzles of Mediterranean archaeology".

The 29-metre limestone frieze, found in 1878, in what is now modern Turkey, bears the longest known hieroglyphic inscription from the Bronze Age. Only a handful of scholars worldwide, can read its ancient Luwian language.

The first translation has offered an explanation for the collapse of the Bronze Age's powerful and advanced civilizations.

The script tells how a united fleet of kingdoms from western Asia Minor raided coastal cities on the eastern Mediterranean.

It suggests they were part of a marauding seafaring confederation, which historians believe played a part in the collapse of those nascent Bronze Age civilisations.

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Roman site of Julius Caesar's assassination identified

© Antonio Monterroso/CSIC
The area of Largo di Torre Argentina where researchers believe Julius Caesar was murdered.
Researchers think they've unearthed the very spot where conspiring senators assassinated Julius Caesar on the Ides of March some 2,056 years ago.

Archaeologists from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have pinpointed the exact spot where Roman senators stabbed Julius Caesar to death on March 14, 44 B.C., they announced yesterday. The site, located in Rome's Largo di Torre Argentina archaeological area, once housed the Curia of Pompey, a meeting place within the larger Pompey's Theater. The complex was built around 52 B.C. by Caesar's rival Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, who would succumb to his own assassination in 48 B.C.

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Early Bronze Age male skeleton wearing jewelry found in Turkey

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Archaeologists have uncovered a 4,500-year-old skeleton wearing jewelry from an early Bronze Age village in Turkey. The site has also revealed female skeletons were buried with weapons.

The discovery was made in the northern Turkish province of Corum, at the excavation site of the Ugurludag village of Resuloglu. The village is believed to have continued to be inhabited up to the Ottoman period.

The burial site revealed the inhabitants followed fashion trends, based on the jewellery found on their skeletons. They were found to have anklets, bracelets and necklaces.

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Theory says it's actually the year 1720 because the early Middle Ages were faked

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Heribert Illig, creator of the Phantom Time Hypothesis
According to the Phantom Time Hypothesis, Charlemagne never existed, along with 297 years that were just made up.

In a world where every idea seems divisive, it can help to know there are at least a few things that the world as a whole agrees on. Time, the calendar, and the basic idea that history as we know it happened pretty much like historians say it did are just a few of those things. I mean, after all, at the very least we can all agree that the year is 2017, right?

Wrong.

According to German Historian Heribert Illig the year is actually 1720, the Gregorian calendar is a lie, and a chunk of Middle Ages was completely made up.

Attention

Newly found documents show bullet was found in JFK's limo, never reported

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President Gerald Ford appearing at the House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on pardoning former President Richard Nixon, Oct. 17, 1974. Letter to Ford from James M. Young, MD. (inset)
Today, a majority of Americans assume the government lied about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New evidence seems to prove they are right.

This is the story of a bullet - a spent, misshapen, but otherwise intact, bullet - that James Young, a Navy doctor, said was found late at night, on the floor, in the back of Kennedy's limousine. He inspected it himself.

The bullet was found by two chief petty officers who, during the autopsy, were sent to retrieve any skull fragments they could find in the limousine. They came back with three pieces of bone, and the bullet. The skull fragments were reported - but not the bullet.

Years later, when reviewing a memoir he wrote in 1963, Young thought about that bullet, and tried to find some mention of it in the Warren Commission Hearings. To his dismay, he found nothing. In 2000, he wrote to President Gerald Ford to ask him about it. After all, Ford had been on the Warren Commission. But Ford said he knew nothing about it either. In 2001, two Navy historians interviewed Young who gave them a highly detailed account of the events of November 22, 1963, some of which he witnessed personally. And he mentioned the bullet.

Recently, Dr. Randy Robertson, a board member of the Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC) came upon Young's papers at a Navy website. This was an exciting discovery.