martes, 31 de agosto de 2010
LOOSELY based on the true story of the Reverend Robert Kirk of Aberfoyle, a scholar and minister of religion, who believed in the Secret Commonwealth of Elves and Faeries. Our film shows how passionately he wanted his wife to also believe, and the drastic action he took to fulfill this mission. Set in the 17th Century, and filmed in the beautiful locations of Loch Lomond, Ardyll Woods Cashel Forest Rowardennan, and Culross conservation village in Fife. This romantic and mystical tale will please audiences of all ages.
In Stanley Kubrick's motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey, Heywood Floyd, chairman of the National Council of Astronautics (NCA), orchestrates a false flag alien artifact discovery. The alleged discovery of a black monolith buried 40 feet below the surface of the moon is in fact staged by Dr. Floyd and fellow members of the NCA as justification for the continued support of the NCA's monolith-chasing missions, including the Discovery mission to Jupiter.
This article pieces together symbols deliberately embedded into the film to show that the monolith is really the movie screen rotated by 90 degrees. This insight is the gateway into understanding what may be Kubrick's ultimate point of the film: Our perception of significant real-world events (such as the lunar monolith discovery) are often times false flag operations carried out by small groups of people, by metaphorically projecting their image of the truth onto the movie screens of our minds in order to control and manipulate the population at large.
Dave Bowman's odyssey to enlightenment about the true conspiratorial nature of the mission and the NCA is represented by the stargate journey, renaissance room, and a rebirth in which he looks upon the world with new eyes.
lunes, 30 de agosto de 2010
Youtube user mcamoran comments:
All the things they do make sense if we understand that they act on a 2D cinema wide-screen and 3D world. All the people inside the movie are 2D characters, they cannot understand the existence of another dimension, Remember when superman spinned the earth backwards to make the time go back in order to change the bad events? He just rolled the film backwards and the 2D characters (also the real viewers of the film US) thought he did this for real.
So we have a movie pattern where some characters act inside a 2D and 3D reality. A gun of a 2D world cannot harm superman (or the rebels) because they know that they can move inside the 3rd dimension .
domingo, 29 de agosto de 2010
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viernes, 27 de agosto de 2010
Free will & the Quantum Enigma, March 31, 2008
By B. Sandler
This review is from: Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness (Hardcover)
This book is by far one of the most concise and simplest elucidations of various quantum phenomena... treating Copenhagen interpretation, the famous EPR paradox, Bell's theorem & inequality and more. Since I am not a physicist or physics major, I found their approach welcoming and I cannot critique the physics of the book, but I do have some major qualms with Quantum Enigma.
My prime objection to this book is that the authors implicitly believe in the reality & truth of free will throughout the text. I was a student in Bruce Rosenblum's class at UC Santa Cruz so I was able to ask questions to one of the authors of the book. The issue of free will was one that Rosenblum was not a fan of discussing, often dismissing the nearly uniform proclamation of the natural sciences that free will (i.e. our conscious control of choices) is an illusion.
This is may not seem like a profound objection to a book about physics, but Rosenblum & Kuttner insist themselves on the importance of free will to their book: "the existence of a quantum enigma depends crucially on free will." (p.168) If this is true, one would expect a substantial discussion of this concept yet the authors devote less than 2 pages to it. In these 2 pages, the authors admit, "Though it is hard to fit free will into a scientific worldview, we cannot ourselves, with any seriousness, doubt it. J.A. Hobson's comment seems apt to us: `Those of us with common sense are amazed at the resistance put up by psychologists, physiologists, and philosophers to the obvious reality of free will.'"
This quotation is essentially saying that Rosenblum and Kuttner cannot accept the notion that free will is an illusion because of "common sense." Physicists of all people should know that our so-called "common sense" and our intuitions are often skewed and sometimes totally incorrect. Quantum mechanics is a perfect example of this - as is Copernicus' discovery that we live in a heliocentric system - yet this notion of not trusting our "common sense" seems to not occur to Rosenblum and Kuttner in relation to free will. Often in the Quantum Enigma course (Physics 75), Bruce Rosenblum would simply say, "I know I have free will" - a statement that should make any philosopher, physicist, or biologist cringe - and presumably anyone who values empirical data over subjective "intuitions." Why should we trust our intuitions and "common sense" over the empirical data in this one case of our apparent free will?
The quotation above also belies a major problem with Quantum Enigma, where physics supposedly meets consciousness. The views of those fields named in the quotation above - psychologists, physiologists, and philosophers - are notably absent from Rosenblum and Kuttner's book. In Quantum Enigma where "physics meets consciousness," David Chalmers' book from the 80s is invoked often; they also mention Libet's studies from the 1980s. The problem with this is that an immense amount of research has been done since the 1980s in the blossoming field of neuroscience, which relate directly to our notions of intention, free will, consciousness, and self-representations. None of these findings are even mentioned even in passing in Quantum Enigma.
Patricia Churchland, a philosopher and neuroscientist, states in her book Brain-Wise, "So far, there is no evidence at all that some neuronal events happen without any cause... Importantly, even were uncaused neuronal events to be discovered, it is a further, substantial matter to show that precisely those events constitute choice." From a biological perspective, there appears to be no room for free will. Rosenblum and Kuttner even admit as much when they begin the quotation above with the phrase, "Though it is hard to fit free will into a scientific worldview..." If free will is hard to fit into a scientific worldview, and "the existence of a quantum enigma depends crucially on free will," would it not seem practical to devote a little more than two pages to the discussion of free will? Wouldn't it be necessary to understand the views of biologists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers on these issues of consciousness and free will to have a full, accurate, scientific picture of the situation?
Certainly physics can expect to "encounter" consciousness because physics intends to find a holistic explanation of the universe, and consciousness is obviously part of the universe physics intends to explain. In our search to understand both quantum mechanics and consciousness, we must be honest and open to all sides of the story. Unfortunately, Rosenblum and Kuttner leave out the arguments from biology, psychology, neurology, and some physicists when discussing the quantum enigma where "physics encounters consciousness." This is an overwhelming handicap, especially because of the authors' supposedly "common sense" presupposition that humans have free will. I admit that there is certainly a quantum enigma that presents itself in what we know as the "measurement problem," and Rosenblum and Kuttner should be congratulated to attempt to bring this to light to combat pseudoscience. But to understand the Quantum Enigma, we cannot start with presupposed truths, especially including the notion that we have free will.
With this in mind, I give the book 3 stars for its extraordinary conciseness with which it explains the phenomena of physics but the lack of biology, philosophy, neuroscience, etc. severely handicaps their interpretations and conclusions.
jueves, 26 de agosto de 2010
miércoles, 25 de agosto de 2010
A cuentagotas, WikiLeaks incluye algunos secretos mexicanos
Por Leonardo Peralta
El pasado julio un sitio web llamado WikiLeaks saltó a la fama tras poner a disposición de las publicaciones The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Guardian y luego al público, alrededor de 91,000 documentos clasificados por las fuerzas armadas norteamericanas y que narran actos como ataques de sus fuerzas a la población civil, el uso de unidades secretas para asesinar líderes talibanes y el apoyo de sectores del ejército paquistaní a extremistas islámicos.
Sin embargo, este sitio no sólo guarda información sobre guerras remotas y asuntos que corporaciones preferirían tener bajo siete llaves. De hecho posee un apartado mexicano, que contiene documentos que pueden ser descargados directamente o a través del sistema de distribución de archivos Torrent.
Esta es una relación de algunos documentos allí ubicados:
* Nuestro Grupo: Una suerte de novela escrita por Irma Salinas Rocha y que describe una conspiración familiar para asesinar a Eugenio Garza Sada, patriarca de la familia de magnates regiomontanos, fallecido durante un intento de secuestro en 1973.
* CRS: Mexico's Drug Cartels: Documento del Congressional Research Service americano que describe la ubicación de los cárteles de la droga en México y su relación con organizaciones criminales como la Mara Salvatrucha.
* Denuncia en Pemex: El ex empleado en una contratista de la paraestatal colocó una serie de correos electrónicos que señalaban fallas de un sistema de administración de documentos en Pemex, que habría costado millones de dólares.
* Fuerzas especiales de EU: Creada por un congresista estadounidense, esta serie de documentos constata que las Fuerzas Especiales de Estados Unidos ha efectuado misiones en "todos" los países de América Latina. En un mapa de sus operaciones solamente durante el año 2009 figuran 19 países de la región.
Aunque los documentos mexicanos en WikiLeaks todavía no dan para un gran escándalo, el potencial es enorme.
De acuerdo con Darío Ramírez, director para México y Centroamérica de Artículo 19 (organismo dedicado a defender la libertad de expresión), "mientras más débiles sean los sistemas de transparencia, WikiLeaks tendrá una mayor popularidad".
En México existe una ley de transparencia y un Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos (IFAI), pero en los últimos años secretarías como la Procuraduría General de la República y organismos en todos los niveles de gobierno han intentado evitar informar detalles sobre su trabajo y hasta buscan un poder de veto en la información que se puede hacer o no del conocimiento público, afirma.
Por otro lado, en ocasiones las filtraciones son realizadas por el mismo gobierno a medios selectos para su difusión (con propósitos de enviar mensajes o perjudicar adversarios), lo que según Ramírez, "daña la democracia, la equidad y la igualdad". Sin embargo, WikiLeaks (y sitios que seguramente vendrán más tarde) le devuelven a la sociedad la posibilidad de acceder a información antiguamente limitada a unos pocos favorecidos.
Sin embargo, la información cruda, puede generar efectos indeseados, como sucede cuando información sobre el narcotráfico aparece en el ciberespacio sin contexto alguno en forma de rumores que esparcen el pánico, o imágenes de personajes secuestrados difundidas como herramienta para presionar negociaciones de liberación.
Quizá el futuro sea lo que sucedió justamente con el escándalo de WikiLeaks en Afganistán: con la información en la mano, periodistas contrastaron y analizaron la información para convertir datos poco comprensibles en historias que hablaran del drama de una nación ocupada.
Así las cosas, ¿qué información te gustaría ver en WikiLeaks? Mejor aún, ¿qué información pondrías en WikiLeaks?
martes, 24 de agosto de 2010
British scientists from Liverpool’s John Moores University and Oxford’s Research Laboratory of Archaeology have identified the skull as part of a skeleton from a 26-year woman dating back 13,000 years, which is 2,000 years older than the oldest human remains found in North America.
Rule #1 - When all else fails, there is silver.
No one likes to be a prophet of doom, but the simple truth is that silver
is the world's money of last resort. Should a severe economic collapse
occur, leaving paper assets worthless, silver will be primary currency for
purchase of goods and services. (Gold will be a store of major wealth,
but will be priced too high for day-to-day use.) Thus, every investor
should own some physical silver-and store a portion of it where it's
accessible in an emergency.
Many times we are asked what is the best form of silver to purchase.
Our answer has been to consistently begin with old silver coins, known
as "junk silver" in the trade. Although, we do not see a time where you
would have to rely upon silver coinage for daily expenses it has proven
useful in the past.
When our offices were in Los Angeles during the mid 1970's and the
first Oil Embargo took place, two private gas station owners set up
pumps that would accept payment in silver coinage. We point this out
simply to let our readers know that the Free Market can provide some
very interesting solutions during difficult times.
Finally, it must be remember that the one financial fact that history bears
out is simply all paper currencies eventually fail.
Rule 2. Start small- keep it simple.
Too many investors, upon deciding to beef up the metals portion of their
portfolio, buy too much physical silver at once-and in the wrong forms.
Beginning metals investors should concentrate on pure bullion bars or
coins, in smaller sizes, looking to pay a minimum premium over the
actual metal value.
Avoid commemorative coins, decorative items, jewelry and other
collectibles, all of which carry large premiums and have limited resale
Anyone that has spent much time on our website www.silver-
investor.com knows we have consistently advocated that all metals
investors begin with a physical position before making any other type of
precious metals investment.
Certainly, mining stocks offer leverage and can at times multiply your
wealth substantially it is only by starting with the sure thing, real metal
that you build a foundation of wealth.
Rule #3. Boost the buying power of your dollars with mining shares
Whether you are a seasoned investor or just getting started in silver,
gold, metals, and mining investing,
The Morgan Report is the honest, straightforward investing approach of
a lifetime investor specializing in silver. If you follow the Silver Investing
Rules, you get an introduction to the advice shared every month in the
If you are a typical investor, you cannot expect to be an expert on silver
and the silver market- but you can invest in the people who are.
Once you have established a core holding of physical silver, leverage
both your knowledge and your buying power by purchasing the stocks of
* These shares are highly responsive to changes in silver prices,
frequently producing much higher percentage returns than the metal
This rule is one that many silver investors know quite well and the joys of
watching your mining stock outperform the increase in bullion prices by
a factor of two or three to one is exciting.
However, leverage works in both directions and when the price of the
precious metals fall back the mining shares fall back hard. This is
normal market behavior and should be anticipated by the savvy metals
* Again, mining shares analysis is difficult and in the speculative area
nearly impossible. Because of this fact, it is important to do your own
* Also you can subscribe to a service that provides insights into this
area. We do our best to diversify and to give clear signals to area we
think have merit.
* However, we are only human and have made errors in the past. It is
the nature of investing that you cannot be 100% accurate, although for
the first two years our report did have nothing but winners.
Those days are over and in today's market is it more important that ever
to be careful and use proper money management.
If you do not wish to put in the study required to succeed in this area of
investing, we suggest you consider a gold mutual fund. Unfortunately,
there is not a silver mutual fund at this time. This is a question we are
asked quite often.
Rule #4. Dollar - cost average to lower your costs - and increase your
Dollar-cost averaging is an ideal way to implement Rule 2. By making
same-dollar purchases at regular time intervals, you wind up buying
more metal when prices are low and less when they are high.
This approach helps you develop discipline, erasing the "trader'
mentality that infects many market participants and instead fostering an
Dollar-cost averaging also eases some of the sting when prices move
against you, allowing you to view the downturn as an improved buying
opportunity rather than a disappointing loss.
Many beginning investors think "if only".......
* If only I had subscribed to The Morgan Report four years ago and
bought the one Top Tier silver company "61 Neutron" as Charles
Savoie described it, look at how much money I would have made.
* It is human nature to want to be precise in all our affairs, but in the
real world of competing against others for the one thing most of us think
about daily--- Money-- a mature approach is necessary.
* Getting in at the exact bottom and out at the exact top is an
amateurs approach. In a bull market "dollar cost averaging" is a wise
* However we want to caution our readers that averaging down in a
speculative mining company can be very dangerous.
* We normally do not advise doing so. However, in a top tier company
or gold mutual fund this is acceptable in most cases as long as the bull
market is intact.
The Morgan report will be a bit more aggressive than we have been in
the past, in our speculation section we will be taking some short term
profits along the way.
#5. Do not get a raw deal from your dealer.
You are half way through the Silver Investing Rules; if you buy real silver,
know your dealer...well!
Each of the Silver Investing Rules forms the foundation of the Morgan
Report. Now you can get the inside information from David Morgan
himself, visit here for more...
Because of the specialized nature of the physical metals markets,
selection of a well established dealer with a quality reputation is
1. A good dealer will provide timely executation of your trades at fair
prices with reasonable fees.
2. Note, as well, that the lowest price is not necessarily the best price.
3. In the past, some dealers who squeezed their price margins too low
in order to attract clients were unable to make delivery, leaving those
clients holding the bag.
This unfortunately is an area that prevents many people from purchasing
precious metals in the first place. People are leery of dealing with
someone over the phone and sending them money, and then waiting for
their precious metals to show up.
It is very rare that something goes wrong and almost all dealers are
reputable. However, as in most aspects of life the occasional fraud
* It has been our experience that most questionable dealers are fairly
easy to spot by simply using common sense.
* Also, we must mention that fraudulent schemes normally appear
near the end of the cycle which is not for another five years or so in our
Years ago as we were nearing the peak in gold and silver, a nation
wide campaign was started in all the major newspapers in the U.S. and
the Headline read "Buy Gold and Silver Below Spot"
Now, this is simply impossible and anyone with a shred of common
sense would have stayed clear of such a "dealer" , but since some
people seek that special deal many customers were taken to the
cleaners as this company filed bankruptcy.
Again, we want to point out our special coin report doing actual
transactions with several different dealers in the U.S. the small price of
this report could save you time, money and heartache.
Make a great day,
The Silver Investor
Rule #6. What's yours is yours - so keep it that way. a core principle of
David Morgan's approach to investing.
Today let's examine the sixth rule of silver investing
While it is wise to keep some of your silver where you can get to it
easily, it is also important to keep the bulk of your metal in a safe place-
especially as you holdings increase.
However, if you establish an account with a brokerage warehouse or
other public storage facility, you should make sure your holdings are
kept segregated and that you can inspect them when you wish.
Anyone that has studied the Silver-Investor website knows there is far
more paper silver than real silver in the world. In fact our primary
premise is that the real sustained move up in silver will not occur until
the market recognizes this fact.
* You certainly can participate in alternative precious metals
investments such as pool accounts or options but remember you are
dealing in the paper world and expect settlement in paper not in metal.
* Fully paid Comex warehouse certificates held by you in your name
do comprise real silver.
* Be real, get real to begin with, then if you wish speculate further.
In fact in 3 days we will be looking at speculations...
Make a Great day,
The Silver Investor
Rule 7. Silver speculation's like cough syrup- good in small doses, but
too much can make your portfolio sick.
Depending on your individual goals and your personal tolerance for risk,
a small portion of the assets you commit to silver can be used for
speculation, perhaps in futures contracts or options on futures.
Never forget, however, that this type of trading is speculation, NOT
This is probably our most important rule. However, some people are not
willing to understand what speculation means.
* We have featured some companies in the past that simply did not
perform and as a consequence some people had sick portfolios for one
* They did not obey the rules of speculation.
* They fell in love with a certain story or region, or drill grade and put
more into a particular speculation than was prudent.
* We cannot emphasize this enough, we all like to bet a little to win
big, and this means you must keep enough money to make several
Some wish to make that big score and put too much into the speculative
category, or fall in love with one particular stock.
If you do not diversify properly you chances of success are lessened.
Make a Great day,
The Silver Investor
A little information can mean a lot more dollars.
As you read these rules, remember that applying the Rules to your
portfolio is key, which is what we help you do every month with the
You do not need to be a student of the silver market to profit from your
However, you will greatly increase your chances of success-and the size
of your potential profits-if you understand the fundamental factors that
drive silver prices and pay regular attention to current supply and
The Morgan Report gives our insights into how and why you need invest
differently during certain economic conditions.
We have followed the Bond markets, key currencies, the precious
metals, the general stock market and from time to time do special
features such as interviews with CEO's and financial stalwarts such as
Jim Puplava of www.financialsense.com
Only two more rules to cover, by now you have been thinking and
developing a strategy that will enable you to profit during this commodity
Make a great day,
The Silver Investor
Silver #9 Collecting silver is an art- but not really an investment (Ten
Rules For Silver Investing)
Owning fine silver items- including rare coins - can provide great
enjoyment and personal satisfaction.
Like paintings and other artworks, they are beautiful and often quite
valuable-and, if you are astute at buying and selling, they can generate
In spite of this, however, always view such holdings as collectibles, NOT
When you need your silver-or simply want to cash in- you do not want to
have difficulty selling or be forced to forfeit a large aesthetic premium,
both of which are likely with silver rarities.
Rare coin collecting is really outside our area of expertise. If you enjoy it
that is fine, if you want to learn more about it we have included a special
coin report in the Morgan Report Newsletter.
And in 3 more days, you get the last investing rule...
Make a Great day,
The Silver Investor
The Final Rule #10. More than 10 percent is too much of a good thing.
Thank you for taking the time over the past few weeks to read, listen,
and explore the Silver Investing Rules. If you like this series, you owe it
to yourself to check out the Morgan Report today.
As the last step in the series, this Final Rule brings it all together for your
investment strategy, the tenth rule of silver investing.
10. More than 10 percent is too much of a good thing.
No matter how good the market looks-or how worried you are about the
future of civilized society-you must always remember that silver should
make up only a small portion of a well-diversified portfolio.
I recommend committing no more than 10 percent of the average
portfolio to silver-regardless of how strong you feel about the potential of
the metals markets.
Note: Under the current economic conditions, I feel 20-25% is more
appropriate, than the original 10 percent per the book global-investor
book of investing rules pages 301-303. At the time the book was
published the economic conditions were more stable but now that the
world is in a war environment the higher allocation is necessary!
The final decision is yours and yours alone. What is so interesting is
something we reported in The Morgan Report some time ago about
proper portfolio allocation.
A fifteen percent allocation to actual physical metal was shown be
necessary even during the best of times according to Ibbotson
Associates of Chicago Illinois.
As stated in this well researched and extremely expensive report "Of the
seven asset classes, the precious metals class is the only one with a
negative average correlation to the other asset classes. It is worth
noting, excluding cash, precious metals is the only asset class with a
positive correlation coefficient with inflation, which is further evidence
that precious metals act as a hedge against inflation."
We truly enjoyed bringing you this series on the ten rules of silver.
Make a great day,
The Silver Investor
Nearly 60 years ago, a French town was hit by a sudden outbreak of hallucinations, which left five people dead and many seriously ill. For years it was blamed on bread contaminated with a psychedelic fungus - but that theory is now being challenged.
lunes, 23 de agosto de 2010
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Silver #9 Collecting silver is an art- but not really an investment (Ten Rules For Silver Investing)
Owning fine silver items- including rare coins - can provide great enjoyment and personal satisfaction.
Like paintings and other artworks, they are beautiful and often quite valuable-and, if you are astute at buying and selling, they can generate large profits.
In spite of this, however, always view such holdings as collectibles, NOT as investments.
When you need your silver-or simply want to cash in- you do not want to have difficulty selling or be forced to forfeit a large aesthetic premium, both of which are likely with silver rarities.
Rare coin collecting is really outside our area of expertise. If you enjoy it that is fine, if you want to learn more about it we have included a special coin report in the Morgan Report Newsletter.
And in 3 more days, you get the last investing rule...
Make a Great day,
The Silver Investor
domingo, 22 de agosto de 2010
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"Chapter 5": These ghosts that people nowadays explain scientifically—what are they but thoughts visualised by vivid thinking such as yours was—creative thinking? They may be just pictures created in moments of strong passionate feeling that persist for centuries and reach other minds direct They're not seen with the outer eye; that's certain, for no two people ever see them together. But I'm sure these pictures flame up through the mind sometimes just as clearly as some folk see Grey Ladies and the rest flit down the stairs at midnight.'
jueves, 19 de agosto de 2010
"You will travel far, my little Kal-El. But we will never leave you, even in the face of our deaths. The richness of our lives shall be yours. All that I have, all that I've learned, everything I feel—all this and more I bequeath you, my son. You will carry me inside you all the days of your life. You will make my strength your own, and see my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father, and the father the son. This is all I can send you, Kal-El." — Jor-El