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25 Sep 2002 00:00
Conspiracies, weirdness and cutting edge science (and stupidity) this week. Let’s start arbitrarily with WW2, or rather, just afterwards.
Did you know that the US allegedly killed some 1,2-million German POW’s after WW2 ended? Follow the links and decide for yourself at German POW Slaughter.
In the late Fifties and early Sixties, scientist Jose Delgado demonstrated how the brain could be programmed; here’s a brief article covering MK Ultra and Delgado. LSD, The CIA and Your Brain.
In case you’re thinking this is crazy stuff that never happened, here’s an article on one of the doctors involved in MK-Ultra, by the Washington Post - The Coldest Warrior. You might also want to nibble at the tip of the iceberg at The CIA and Drugs. And if you still don’t believe that the CIA could be involved in drug smuggling, read the CIA’s own report at CIA and Cocaine.
Indications are that MK-Ultra was a success, and methods of controlling human behaviour were refined to frightening degrees - try the somewhat scholarly The Influencing Machine.
Now we’re into the territory of Mind Control, and for a wealth of info - including, you’ll notice - info on a certain Cult who advertise on a local TV channel without anyone protesting, try What is Mind Control/BrainWashing.
Then to tie-in with a new movie I saw recently. It’s called Mothman Prophecies - and deals with the true events over a 15 month period in 1966, when a small town in Virginia seemed to step into the Twilight Zone. The film is fun but doesn’t even begin to cover half of what really happened - cattle mutilations, UFO sightings, Men in Black, and of course the ‘Mothman’ - a winged creature with shining red eyes. First off, for an initial glimpse at the story - and remember this is true - start off at Mothman. For the official film site, try MothMan Movie.
And then, oddly connected to the other mind control sites, and hopefully bogus, is this strange page, detailing in a scarily casual way how Point Pleasant (the town) was used as a Black Ops experiment by various covert forces. MothMan Black Ops.
Cool sci-tech news. You thought black holes conceptually expanded your mind - try ‘gravastars’ - stationary shock waves in space. Take a thoughtful look at Gravastars. Then how about robotic frames (exoskeletons) allowing soldiers to lift 400+ pounds, run faster and be the nearest thing to Robocop we’ve ever seen. Military Exoskeletons.
The net continues to be bogged down with increasing spam, and the latest spam content isn’t the usual porn sites - its people’s resumes. (You’d think spamming email addresses with your CV might not be the way to get a job but IQ’s are definitely dropping.) Resume Spam Article. Then for a look at a comprehensive page made by someone who’d been ‘resume-spammed’ once too often by a certain cretin, do yourself a favour and settle in for a lot of bizarre reading of the back and forth exchanges at Bernie Shifman Is A Moron Spammer.
For a satiric look at those dumb glossy magazines which people seem to buy on a regular basis, go browse articles like ‘how to prevent your kidneys from being stolen’ and ‘what your eyebrows say about you’ - at Happy Woman!. Then you HAVE to read through a real law firm’s web page, showing a sense of humour that would scare the wigs off local lawyers. (Picture a law firm sending out announcements at their startup that the firm consists of “two bitches from Hell and a short, fat, guy.”) Go to Lawyer Bitches From Hell!
Last off, and back to the conspiracy stuff - take a look at these 911 sites - especially the last one, which points out a frightening lie by the US President, which can be verified on the official White House site - No Suicide Pilots, 911 Day of Emergency and George Bush Lie.
Until the next time, if Mothman or the CIA don’t get me.
Ian Fraser is a playwright, author, comedian, conspiracy nut, old-time radio collector and self-confessed data-junkie. Winner of numerous Vita and Amstel Awards, he’s been an Internet addict and games-fanatic since around 1995, when the Internet began to make much more sense than theatre.
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