Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Candy and Jellyfish Sky

A very active, involved, epic dream adventure last night; here's one "episode" about UFOs:

I'm outside, daylight, with a group of about a dozen people. I'm in the neighborhood where I grew up in Los Angeles, a few residential streets away from my house. However, I'm "me" now, an adult, with my husband here, not a child. I look up in the sky, which is full of huge white puffy clouds, just lovely, though the clouds seem kind of low. We can almost reach out and touch them.

Then I see several huge jellyfish in the sky swarming right above us. This is so amazing, so beautiful! They're about the size of orcas, they're dancing and swirling and "swimming" in the sky/clouds. I get everyone's attention and we watch the jellyfish, then it dawns on us that "Hey, wait just a minute . . . jellyfish don't belong in the sky!" I, we, quickly understand that the jellyfish aren't "real" jellyfish but UFOs. I suddenly seem to be full of knowledge that the jellyfish appearance is "how they cloak themselves" I tell everyone. "They've been doing this for years," I say.

Someone asks, "Shouldn't we tell someone, like the police?" and I say that it wouldn't do any good, they already know all about it, and won't do anything.

After a little bit, the jellyfish begin to change. First one, then the other, they either disappear by just "blinking out," or they change form. From a breathtaking creature of nature, to a garish cartoony image of candy, the sky has now become a billboard of sorts, advertising candy with silly goofy images, like the blue M&M's doll, things like that.

"Oh," everyone laughs, relieved. "It's just an ad for candy!"

I can still see, faintly, a few jellyfish/UFOs in the sky, but they've gone dim and are in the background a bit. I tell everyone "No, you're wrong! That's what they want you to think! It's not real."

Someone says "Of course they're not real; it's a commercial for candy!"

Exasperated, I say "Not that! I mean, the jellyfish are real, it's the candy that isn't!"

"Why would the jellyfish pretend to be candy?" Someone asks me, suspiciously, as if I've somehow caused the whole thing. Worse, that I'm up to no good.

Somehow I know things I didn't realized I knew, as if the jellyfish are sending information to my head. "I mean, the government knows about the jellyfish, and they're using the candy to distract us from the jellyfish UFOs."

At that moment, dozens of brightly colored, over sized candy images drop from the sky onto the sidewalk. Dolls, figures, walking talking boxes, etc. of various candy types line up on the sidewalk right in front of us, hold hands, and start dancing and singing.

Everyone is delighted with this garish and silly display. "See!" someone turns to me, sneering. "It's just a cute candy ad; nothing weird about it."

Meanwhile, the jellyfish are still up there; faint, but there. I try once again to convince them they're not really seeing what they think they are, or, that they're not seeing at all, but I've been dismissed. (The only person who sees the truth is my husband, but he's shouted down as well whenever he tries to support what I'm saying.)

Later, I briefly wonder why, if the jellyfish don't want to be seen, are they appearing as jellyfish in the sky? Isn't that contrary to where jellyfish reside? Then again, this reversal of jellyfish habitat might be so that we do pay attention. After all, they're aware that they will be denied, so appearing as jellyfish or some other out of place object would be sure to get noticed.

Well, that's that!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine: Women and Children First

TV on, commercial breaks, not paying much attention, when a quick news clip just kind of flashed on; camera zooms in on pregnant women's stomachs, voice over says something along the lines of "Pregnant women should be the first to get the swine flu vaccine" and a comment about "at risk" and that was that. "Hmmmm," I said to myself. "That's interesting."

It seems to me that injecting a vaccine barely tested, and having a really bad track record in the 1970s (in its previous incarnation) while pregnant wouldn't be the best idea for baby. Let alone mom. Some 1970s propaganda:

And the Sixty Minutes segment from the same era:

The other group being targeted: children. In schools. As I've posted here before, it's unclear at this point if the vaccines are to be given in the schools; or of course, if the vaccines are to be mandated.

Pregnant women and children first. Ostensibly because they're at the highest risk, and our most valuable commodity, so the myth goes. Reality tells us a very different story: as long as their are children living in poverty, homeless, without health care, etc. we don't have anything close to the claim children are our most precious resource. But that's another rant for another day.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Watching the Swine Flu Stream

Lesley Gunter has a good piece on the swine flu for her Gray Matters column: Fear Mongering Swine. As Lesley begins:
Sometimes certain things just scream CONSPIRACY. To me, swine flu is one of those things."

I agree; there's something about the swine flu saga that, when I first heard about it, just reeked of, as Lesley says, "CONSPIRACY" in big letters.

Lesley mentions yet another phrase in the plan: "hospitals need surge capacity," a term I haven't encountered yet. Aside from the vaccinations, testing and storage issues, quarantines, summer camp outbreaks, reminders that the flu will come back bigger and stronger than ever in the Fall, we are also being fed the meme that hospitals might not be able to cope with the swine flu fallout.

I've been commenting here on the vaccinations in the schools; so far, ostensibly just for students but no doubt it will be mandatory, and that goes for school staff as well. Lesley thinks so as well:
Already, there seems to be a plan forming to vaccinate school children (and probably teachers). The word "mandatory" hasn't been used yet, but I wouldn't doubt that it eventually will be and that they will force this upon anyone who must attend or work at a public school. In this article, it says that this vaccination is separate from a regular flu shot, meaning if you were really into getting flu shots, you would actually need both to be "safe."

Moving on; I notice two items in today's paper about swine flu. As I've mentioned here in other posts, it's very interesting to note the seemingly innocent little items tucked in here and there in our local papers that appear almost every day. Sometimes there are two, three or more of these little, ostensibly unrelated, news bits about some aspect of swine flu.

Actually, the first item isn't about swine flu and in fact, doesn't mention swine flu at all. Faulty storage may mean new shots for patients. 22,000 people need to get revaccinated after inspections at three different clinics revealed "errors" in vaccine storage practices. Patients won't be charged for getting revaccinated, and the article stressed that the vaccines weren't harmed; just not as effective. We have two messages in this item: one, fear and anxiety over the effectiveness and safety of vaccinations, and two, reminders that such places exist (health department, storage clinics, etc.) and to get ready for vaccination time when it comes around in October.

The second item:

On the local paper's website (Register Guard) I found the following item for today's paper, though it wasn't in the print editon, since it is a "breaking news item" Nasal-spray swine flu vaccine easier to make
Maryland-based MedImmune Inc. told the U.S. government Thursday it will only have about 14 million doses of nasal-spray vaccine bottled and ready to use in October - but that's because it can't keep up with putting the vaccine into the special sprayer. MedImmune says it will have tens of millions more doses sitting in bulk and ready to bottle.

Message: there are "only 14 million doses" ready so far. Anxiety that we won't get our vaccinations.

Centers seek volunteers to test swine flu vaccine, is the title of item in the paper, but couldn't find the article on the on-line edition. So I type in the article title: Centers seek volunteers to test swine flu vaccine, along with the journalists name; Lauran Neergaard, and the links that pop up don't go the article, but the above one about the nasal vaccine. Here's one from Fox (gasp) on the same AP release:
The government called Wednesday for several thousand volunteers to start rolling up their sleeves for the first swine flu shots, in a race to test whether a new vaccine really will protect against the virus before its expected rebound in the fall.

"to test whether a new vaccine really will ...??!!" And how much can we reasonably expect to find out in two months?

First, doctors will test different doses of the swine flu vaccine in healthy adults, including the elderly -- two shots, given 21 days apart. If there are no immediate safety concerns, such as allergic reactions, the same testing quickly will begin in babies and children,

Here's some encouraging words from Dr. William Schaffenr at Vanderbilt University, who said, when asked about the safety of the vaccine:
"It ought to be extremely safe,"

"Ought to" isn't good enough. More testing will go on, from other vaccine developers, including testing of the nasal spray.

"Mr. Squidlet"

From the "I'm Running Cause I Can't Fly" blog, this image and item about "Mr. Squidlet"a pig squidlet.

Dead Shark Found in Street

Sad and weird item: a dead shark was found in the streets of Miami. The shark was about six feet long, lugged around by two men who were trying to sell it to local fish markets -- for $10.00! -- which proves they were not only creeps, but flappin' clown shoe creeps.

Adding to this already surreal story is the following comment by one Miami resident:

"It was a relief that it was a shark," said Keith Smith. "When I first saw it, I thought it was a body because of all the shootings that have been going on."

Monday, July 20, 2009

Krill Ban in PNW Oceans

NOAA Bans Krill Harvesting in Pacific Ocean to Save Food for Whales

(NaturalNews) In order to help protect the food supply of whales, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a ban on krill harvesting in a wide section of the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. The effort is part of NOAA's longstanding attempts to protect the delicate food supply of marine mammals.

As the Associated Press reported last week, "Krill are taken primarily off Antarctica, where scientists have raised concerns the fishery has upset the food web, making life tougher for penguins and other marine life. The catch is processed into food for salmon farms, as well as home aquariums, and an oil consumed by people." (Krill oil.)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

This dame has moxie; she's going back in. Her experience sounds like something from a 1950s si fi movie, sort of a Giant Squid Attacks Female Diver but on a serious note, earthquakes, earth changes and global warming are contributing factors to sea creatures, such as the Humboldt Squid, washing up on beaches, and becoming even more curious, as well as aggressive, than they already are.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Eugene, Oregon: "Swine Flu Hitting Local Residents"

As I noted in the post below, written last night -- watch out, for we'll be seeing more and more swine flu memes, alerts and little news bits on the swine flu. Sure enough, in this morning's Register Guard, on the front page is this item titled Swine flu hitting local residents." The item notes that there are the Sacred Heart Hospital at Riverbend is treating 13 people for swine flu, and another 40 have received care from other health centers in the area. The first confirmed case of swine flu in the area was in May.

As to the vaccine, now it seems one will need (and hopefully not mandated) to take not one, but two doses:
"Federal officials say they expect several hundred million doses of swine flu vaccine to be available by fall, though it will require two shots, in addition to a separate shot for seasonal flu,"

Forced Swine Flu Vaccination Petition

This is the point where I become uneasy at my own indulgence and curiousity. I've been following the swine flu "signals" for some time now. Lately, things turned a bit ugly; more and more little items about deaths from swine flu, summer camps closing due to campers with the flu, the comments from Sebalieus concerning swine flu vaccination centers in the schools . . . and now, talk of mantadory vaccinations. Those who refuse will be jailed, or, something. . . and there's a petition on-line one can sign urging the powers that be to stand down. It's this last bit that both scares the hell out of me and almost makes me laugh. It scares the hell out of me because anyone who doesn't think this could happen, well, ... wake up. On the other hand, it just seems so damn over the top, and I can't help but put it in context; Jeff Rense is all over this and we all know what I think about him. No to Forced Swine Flu Vaccination Petition.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Andrew Colvin Interview

Andrew Colvin, along with Adam Gorightly, Joan D'Arc, Peter Lavenda, Iona Miller, Pinchbeck, a few others, have it right, or close to it, in my opinion. They go about it in their own way but I'd put them in the same category. Anyway, listen to Colvin (author of Mothman Photographer's series) on this podcast.

Yeah, it's "dark" but it's still truly esoteric, in that just about all sides consider this perspective kooky and embarrassing. Some UFO researchers and paranormal/anomalous researchers would gain from going in this direction. It's a fine line between this kind of thing -- and I don't neccesarily share in all of the opinions or theories expressed -- and the horrible yellow journalism, drama queen hysterics of Jeff Rense. It's the process, the style I guess; looking at tendrils of that estoeric octopus. More on this later, meantime, listen to the interview, and if you haven't read any of Gorightly's books or Colvin's.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mandated Swine Flu Vaccine (?)

piglipstick has this info on his site, and hopefully you've checked it out, but I'm posting the link here as well. Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccination Alert. As the article says, in the next two months we're going to be seeing a lot of news items about the pandemic, vaccinations, and all kinds of memes inserted into the news-stream to ready us for getting our vaccinations.
On July 13, a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert headlined, "WHO recommendations on pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccinations" suggest that universally mandated ones are coming. It stated that on July 7, the pharmaceutical industry-dominated Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization held an "extraordinary meeting in Geneva to discuss issues and make recommendations related to vaccine for the pandemic (H1N1) 2009."

Secretary of Dept. of Health Sebelius on Jon Stewart

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services, will be the guest on tonight's episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It'll be interesting to hear what she has to say about swine flu, and the coming (mandatory?) vaccinations.

The Smile Police

Not quite police, yet, but some employers in Japan are using computer scans to check how often employees smile, and, how well they're smiling. More here with good comments. And thanks to The Daily Grail for the link.

1976 Swine Flu and Vaccine Effects

You must go over to piglipstick's blog and watch this 60 Minutes clip from 1976 about the swine flu and damage caused by the vaccination.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Giant Humboldt Squid Washes Up On Shore After 4.0 Quake

Massive Squid Wash Up in Quake Aftermath
Dozens of dazed Humboldt squid, which were roughly three- to four-feet long and weighed close to 40 pounds, were found flapping around on La Jolla Shores beach.

“It’s like their equilibrium is all messed up and they don’t know what they’re doing and they can’t back out there,” said beachgoer Bill Baumann. “It was like they got -- I don’t know -- all shook up.”

It didn’t take long for the seagulls to swoop in and start feeding on the squid, so beachgoers ran to the rescue and tried frantically to save them by throwing them back in the water. That proved to be a difficult task for several reasons: they were extremely heavy, very slippery, and when the good Samaritans did manage to get them back them in water, the squid didn’t know which way to go and kept washing back up on shore.

Charles Seibert: Watching Whales Watching Us

An amazing piece: Watching Whales Watching Us, by Charles Siebert for the New York Times. Siebert is author of “The Wauchula Woods Accord: Toward a New Understanding of Animals," which sounds like a book I must read, after reading his whale article. The article gives background on Supreme Court decisions involving the Navy and whales, whale hunting history, strandings, and our current relationship with whales -- and theirs with us. And another fact new to me: whales dream.
And then, within moments, the mother was surfacing again off to our stern and doubling back in our direction, but this time with her newborn male in tow: a miniature version of herself — if two tons of anything can be referred to as miniature — the calf’s skin still shiny and smooth. The baby gray glided up to the boat’s edge, and then the whole of his long, hornbill-shaped head was rising up out of the water directly beside me, a huge, ovoid eye slowly opening to take me in. I’d never felt so beheld in my life.

Of the purposeful interactions between human and whales that the whales are seeking out, and the idea of forgiveness on the part of whales, Dr. Toni Frohoff says:
"That there’s something very potent occurring here from a behavioral and a biological perspective. I mean, I’d put my career on the line and challenge anybody to say that these whales are not actively soliciting and engaging in a form of communication with humans, both through eye contact and tactile interaction and perhaps acoustically in ways that we have not yet determined. I find the reality of it far more enthralling than all our past whale mythology.

Thanks to The Daily Grail for the link.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Swine Flu Signals: Vaccine in the Schools

Health officials are looking toward thousands of schools and day care centers to mount a possible mass vaccination program against the H1N1 swine flu this fall, government planners said Thursday.

As you can see, they're getting us ready, putting the little items out there, getting ready for the Fall. The above is from this article published July 9th: Swine Flu Vaccination May Target Schools
Obama Administration Says H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine May Be Ready in October I like that; "may be ready." We'll be seeing more of these items over the summer, I'm sure. This isn't the first item to appear over the past few months about a vaccine, and the plan to vaccinate school children (and staff?) in the schools. . . if this happens, is it voluntary? What about adults? According to the article, the "plan" allows for voluntary participation:
Officials said they were planning on a voluntary vaccination program focusing on children, adults with underlying diseases, health care workers, and families of small children and infants.

Terrence McKenna: "Culture is Not Your Friend"

Friday, July 10, 2009

Octopus Lamp

Saw this lamp the other day while visiting the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and the interpretive center -- this great lamp that must be mine! -- was in the gift shop. But at $45.00 it was too pricey.