a day trip to paradise

Posted in american dream, beach, life, nature, paradise, travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/09/2009 by Walter

We operate the catamaran Sonia from a private dock in Miches.

a cozy day-trip by catamaran to enjoy paradise:

Miches – Media Luna – Cayo Levantado – Miches

Picnic in Media Luna, a small sand island in the middle of Samana bay.

From Miches we depart with the “motor-catamaran Sonia“, after one hour we make the first stop in “Media Luna“, a sand shoal in the middle of the Bay of Samana. Its low tide and we can leave the catamaran to take a drink and prepare a quick breakfast picnic on the small sandy island. A large coral reef surrounding the sandbank. Some of us take the snorkeling equipment for to explore the colorful underwater world. After some more Margaritas we took off in direction Cayo Levantado, the Bacardi dream island.

"Cayo Levantado", the Bacardi dream island in the bay of Samana.

Here await us a dream beach and a fine lunch in the beach restaurant. The sand there is so white and the turquoise waters crystal clear, its excellent for swimming and snorkeling. After lunch we have some time to swim or relax on the beach. Known for its fantastic beach where the bacardi commercial was filmed, this small island in the Samana Bay is the stuff of legends, apparently linked to bounty hunters and treasure.

Bacardi Insel 1Bacardi Insel 3

dolphins in the bay of Samana

Dolphins in the bay of Samana

As conclusion, on the way back to Miches more than 15 minutes we were accompanied by a group of jumping dolphins. Today we learned that paradise is reality, we found it in the bay of Samana …….

Thanks to the staff of “Rancho La Cueva” for this unforgettable day in the Dominican east coast!

o

anyone willing to teach or be taught!

Posted in american dream, erotic, girls, seduction, sexuality with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 19/07/2009 by Walter

Madonna –  icon of American nude woman

Madonna (34C-23-33) is one of the greatest singers in history and one of the richest ones as well.

madonna-trivial Her full name is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone Fortin. From an early age she was involved in artistic activities in her school and took courses in piano and ballet. She has been a sexy symbol for almost thirty years now. She’s arguably the most prolific female recording artist ever, and continues to be successful, even though she’s now really weird and has a British accent. Whether it was due to her sexy videos, roles in movies, or that book she put out where she was naked on every page, every man has some dirty memory of her.

A naked photo of Madonna, taken before erotic songs and risque costumes catapulted her to superstardom, is expected to sell in Christie’s auction house.

american-naked-women-madonna

Madonna’s naked photo go to the block in the auction hall Christie New York since Thursday (12 / 2). Up to now the highest bid of U.S. $ 37,500. Quoted from Yahoo News, Friday (13/2/2009), the black and white photo taken in 1979.

Until now, bidding is still ongoing. Estimated, the image could reach U.S. $ 90 thousand. Wow!

Madonna Says : “I really was not getting up to much. I don’t think I was as naughty as I could have been.

“I was quite straight. I was a geek when I was that age. I did not really do much that was interesting.

“I hope that’s not the only thing that I’m identified with – taking off my clothes. I have done other things ….

madonna-nude

“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”

madonna-nude-1979-10

Fear of flying – a tragedy in the air or how save are airplanes?

Posted in accidents, airplanes, travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 17/06/2009 by Walter

Some impressions about what can happen in commercial airplanes!

Both photos are circulating on the Internet and arrived in born to be free, sent by journalist Arismendy C. Borda .

avion accidentado 2

The photos were taken by one of the passengers at a critical time of the tragedy.

avion accidentado 1

The photos were retrieved from the USB memory of a camera. In the first picture there is a huge hole in the fuselage through which you can see the tailplane and vertical fin of the aircraft. In the second photo one of the passengers is being dragged out of the hole.

o

Ethiopian Plane Crashes Into Sea Off Lebanon

BEIRUT (Jan. 25) – An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early this morning, setting off a frantic search as passenger seats, baby sandals and other debris washed ashore. At least 34 bodies were recovered.

Relatives of passengers of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the sea off Lebanon react after arriving at Beirut airport Monday.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Lebanon has seen stormy weather since Sunday night, with crackling thunder, lightning and pouring rain.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said terrorism was not suspected in the crash of Flight 409, which was headed for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Sabotage is ruled out as of now,” he said.

The Boeing 737-800 took off around 2:30 a.m. (7:30 p.m. EST) and went down 2 miles off the coast, said Ghazi Aridi, the public works and transportation minister. The Lebanese army said in a statement the plane wason fire shortly after takeoff.

The weather undoubtedly was very bad,” Aridi told reporters at the airport.

Pieces of the plane and debris were washing ashore in the hours after the crash, including passenger seats, a baby sandal, a fire extinguisher and bottles of medicine.

The plane was carrying 90 people, including 83 passengers and 7 crew, Lebanese officials said. Aridi, the transportation minister, identified the passengers as 54 Lebanese, 22 Ethiopians, one Iraqi, one Syrian, one Canadian of Lebanese origin, one Russian of Lebanese origin, a French woman and two Britons of Lebanese origin.

o

Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River and all aboard reported safe

NEW YORK (CNN) — A US Airways plane with 155 people on board ditched into a chilly Hudson River on Thursday, apparently after striking at least one bird upon takeoff from New York’s La Guardia Airport, according to officials and passengers.

Everyone on board was accounted for and alive, officials said. About 15 people were being treated at hospitals and others were being evaluated at triage centers.

Flight 1549, headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, was airborne less than three minutes, according to FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown.

The pilot radioed to air traffic controllers that he had experienced a bird strike and declared an emergency, a New Jersey State Police source said.

Hudson River Plane Crash

“I think a lot of people started praying and just collecting themselves,” said passenger Fred Berretta. “It was quite stunning.”

Air France A330 Crash in the Atlantic Ocean

FRANCE-BRAZIL-AIR-ACCIDENT

The Airbus went missing over the Atlantic Ocean on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, France. The plane departed from Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport at 19:03 LT bound for Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The last radio contact with the flight was at 01:33 UTC. The aircraft left CINDACTA III radar coverage at 01:48 UTC, flying normally at FL350. The aircraft reportedly went through a thunderstorm with strong turbulence at 02:00 UTC. At 02:14 UTC an automated message was received indicating a failure of the electrical system. Debris and several bodies have been discovered about 570 miles northeast of Natal, Brazil.

The plane carried 12 crew members and 216 passengers. The plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, killing all on board.

Another disaster in air: Yemeni plane crashes with 150 on board

At 30 Jun 2009 a Yemenia Air plane flying between Paris, Yemen and the Comoros islands in the Indian Ocean has crashed into the sea with more than 150 people missing.

FRANCE YEMEN PLANE CRASHIn the latest disaster, Yemenia Air flight IY 626 had left on Monday, also from Charles De Gaulle Airport, for Sana’a in Yemen via Marseille. In Sana’a, passengers had changed plane and been joined by others for the rest of the flight to the Comoros by way of Djibouti.Witnesses at the airport in Moroni, Grand Comore’s capital, said they saw the plane coming into land but it veered away and turned as if to make a second approach. It then disappeared from radar screens.

“I saw the plane approach and then go away again,” said Houmed Msaidie, the Comoros’ former defense minister, who had gone to the airport to meet his mother-in-law. “I just could not understand it.”

A bruised teenage girl clung to the wreckage of a Yemeni plane for more than 13 hours before rescuers found her floating in the Indian Ocean, a French official said Wednesday.

Initial blame was put on bad weather, with air officials in the Comoros Islands reporting strong winds of 25 knots, gusting to 35 knots – 30-40mph.The islands’ government sent rescue speedboats to the point where the plane disappeared from air traffic control radar screens in the early hours of the morning. They and nearby fishermen found debris, bodies and personal items including handbags floating in the water.

They also came across the girl, who they said was “very tired”. Arfachad Salim, a rescue coordinator for the Comoros Red Crescent, said she had been taken ashore and was being treated in hospital in the Comoros’ capital Moroni.

A 14-year-old girl plucked alive from the waters of the Indian Ocean is thought to be the only survivor of the second plane disaster to hit France in a month. The girl was one of 153 people on board an Airbus 310 aircraft which ditched in the sea ten miles off the coast of the Comoros Islands after a botched initial attempt at landing.

PD*29806843The French authorities said 66 of those on board were French nationals, out of 142 passengers. The crew were a mixture of Yemenis, Filipinos and other nationalities.It is almost exactly a month since an Air France Airbus 330-200 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while on a flight from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The disaster will renew the focus on Airbus’s safety record, while the revelation that the plane involved had been banned from European air space for two years prompted calls for EU standards to be set globally.

However, French and EU authorities confirmed that the plane, which had been flying since 1990, had been banned from European airspace because of a series of faults found in 2007.

Once more Henry Kissinger

Posted in economy, financial crisis, globalization, Kissinger, new order, politics, Uncategorized, world domination with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 22/03/2009 by Walter

The secret societies that are the real power in global affairs.

An incredible audio recording of a speech made by JFK for the American Newspaper Publishers Association where he warns the press about the secret societies that are the real power in global affairs.


“The alternative to a new international order is chaos.”

By Henry A. Kissinger (International Herald Tribune), published: JANUARY 12, 2009

kissingerAs the new U.S. administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises. The American prescription for a world financial order has generally been unchallenged. Now disillusionment with the United States’ management of it is widespread. Every country will seek to make itself independent, to the greatest possible degree, of the conditions that produced the collapse.

The economic world has been globalized.

The nadir of the existing international financial system coincides with simultaneous political crises around the globe. Never have so many transformations occurred at the same time in so many different parts of the world and been made globally accessible via instantaneous communication.

“The current crisis can be overcome only by developing a sense of common purpose. The alternative to a new international order is chaos.”

The financial and political crises are, in fact, closely related partly because, during the period of economic exuberance, a gap had opened up between the economic and the political organization of the world.

Not since the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy half a century ago has a new administration come into office with such a reservoir of expectations. It is unprecedented that all the principal actors on the world stage are avowing their desire to undertake the transformations imposed on them by the world crisis in collaboration with the United States.

The extraordinary impact of the president-elect on the imagination of humanity is an important element in shaping a new world order. The role of China in this new world order is equally crucial. A relationship that started on both sides as essentially a strategic design to constrain a common adversary has evolved over the decades into a pillar of the international system.

China made possible the American consumption splurge by buying American debt; America helped the modernization and reform of the Chinese economy by opening its markets to Chinese goods.

Each side of the Pacific needs the cooperation of the other in addressing the consequences of the financial crisis. Now that the global financial collapse has devastated Chinese export markets, China is emphasizing infrastructure development and domestic consumption.

America needs Chinese cooperation to address its current account imbalance and to prevent its exploding deficits from sparking a devastating inflation. What kind of global economic order arises will depend importantly on how China and America deal with each other over the next few years.

read the entire article in the: International Herald Tribune

Kissinger says an Obama presidency is a great opportunity to set up a New World Order.

in this video Henry Kissinger says:

“The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously… … “You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement. So he can’t really say there is one problem, that it’s the most important one. But he can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world. His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it isn’t just a crisis.”

o

Kissinger is also part of the Bilderberg Group which allegedly emphasize a globalist agenda and promote the idea that the notion of national sovereignty is antiquated and regressive.

o

Chinese Vice Premier meets Henry Kissinger

kissinger-meets-chinese-vice-premierBEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) — Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan met Tuesday with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on the sidelines of celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

Wang first paid tribute to Kissinger for his great contribution to China-U.S. relations.

“It is fair to say you are the only senior official alive who has witnessed the entire course of diplomatic relations between the two countries from the very beginning,” Wang said.

o

LA Times | Mar 21, 2009

Kissinger meets with Russians …

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sounds optimistic about improved relations after Nixon’s secretary of State and other former high-ranking officials pay an informal visit.
Kissinger led a team of prominent former U.S. officials in meetings in Moscow this week who were acting on their own but echoing the message of cooperation from an Obama administration that has pledged to “reset” relations that have become tense in recent years. And the young Russian president, still regarded by many observers as an apprentice to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, spoke encouragingly of efforts to end the acrimony.


“This surprising term ‘reset’ will, I hope, reflect the essence of the changes we would like to see,” Medvedev said. “We are counting on a reset. We hope it takes place.”

kissinger_primakovHis relatively passive remarks reflected the prevailing Russian contention that relations have soured because of U.S. belligerence and that the onus is on Washington to soften its behavior.

Kissinger, who also met with Putin, assured reporters that he’d found ample ground for cooperation. “I’m happy to report that the differences were not so remarkable and the agreements were considerable,” he said.

The Nixon-era secretary of State was joined on the trip by other prominent officials from previous administrations, including former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn, former Defense Secretary William Perry and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.

The White House said the group had not been sent by President Obama. “They’re private citizens and not there at the behest of the White House,” said an official, speaking on condition of anonymity. “But they did inform the White House beforehand.”

A foreign policy realist, Kissinger is an advocate of finding accommodation with the Russians and setting aside tensions that sharpened during George W. Bush’s presidency.

The tensions have raised anticipation for a meeting between Obama and Medvedev on the sidelines of next month’s G-20 summit in London. On Friday, Medvedev said he was looking forward to the encounter.

“Many issues have accumulated in recent years that should be discussed,” he said.

Children are the hope of the world.

Posted in crisis, environment, globalization, hope, nature with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 17/03/2009 by Walter

The girl who silenced the members of the UN.

severn-suzukiPreviously to his 10 years of age Severn Suzuki founded with some other children in the city of Vancouver in Canada a group of environmental activists named ECO – Environmental Children Organization.

On June 3, 1992 the 12 years old girl moved with a group of children from her environmental group to Brazil for to assist the Conference of Environment and Development, “The Earth Summit “ held by the UN in Rio de Janeiro.

Once there she made a speech of 6:32 minutes. Every word in his speech puts goose bumps … each of us must shoulder its responsibility towards what is happening in every corner of the world …

Even when we have more than enough we are afraid of losing part of our wealth and afraid to share with those who have less ….

freedom of expression and Internet censorship.

Posted in censorship, liberty, new order, terrorism, world domination with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 16/03/2009 by Walter

Plans for the demise of the free Internet

March 14, 2009 –“The Canadian’s” Mike Finch “North American Union (NAU) watch” reports that US and Canadian organizations want to end free flow Internet information. He cites an “net-neutrality activist group” discovery of “plans for the demise of the free Internet by 2010 in Canada,” and by 2012 globally.

free-internetCanada’s two largest ISPs, Bell Canada and TELUS, are behind a scheme to limit browsing, block out sites, and charge fees on most others as part of a 2012 “planned full (NAU) launching.” Web host I Power’s Reese Leysen called it “beyond censorship: it is killing the biggest (ever) ‘ecosystem’ of free expression and freedom of speech.” He cited big company inside sources providing information on “exclusivity deals between ISPs and big content providers (like TV studios and video game publishers) “to decide which sites will be in the standard package offered customers, leaving the rest of the Internet unreachable except for fees.”

Leysen called his source “100% reliable” and cited similar information from a Dylan Pattyn Time magazine article, based on Bell Canada and TELUS sources. Plans are for “only the top 100 – 200 sites making the cut in the initial subscription package,” likely to include major news outlets at the expense of smaller, alternative ones. “The Internet would become a playground for billion-dollar content providers,” like cable TV providers, unless efforts are made to stop it.

Leysen thinks US and global ISPs have similar plans that include free speech restrictions and privacy invasions. The stakes are high if he’s right. Yet the profit potential is huge and friendly governments may oblige. Also involved are “deceptive marketing and fear tactics” (like citing child pornography threats) to gain public approval for subscription services masquerading as online safety.

The time to stop it is now.

China blocked access to The New York Times

When computer users in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou tried to connect on Friday to nytimes.com, they received a message that the site was not available, the newspaper said.

There was no access to the site from Beijing late on Saturday without the protection of a virtual private network (VPN).

newyorktimes-chinaA spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs defended government censorship efforts that block access to some foreign Web sites, saying they had broken Chinese laws by promoting the idea that “two Chinas” exist.

“I hope these Web sites will exercise self-discipline and not do anything that violates Chinese laws,” said Liu Jianchao, a ministry spokesman, according to a transcript (in Chinese) of a Tuesday press conference.

China regularly blocks sites it finds unsavory, particularly those related to Tibet or critical of the Communist Party.

Access to the Chinese-language versions of the BBC, Voice of America and Hong Kong media Ming Pao News and Asiaweek were blocked early this month, Asiaweek said.

China has the world’s greatest number of Internet users, allowing its citizens vastly increased access to information. The country has 162 million Internet users and at least 1.3 million websites, but free expression is closely watched by surveillance experts and material is scanned for political content, often with the help of big international service providers such as Yahoo! and Google.

In response, it has set up a team of personnel who police the Internet to remove sensitive content and posts, warn bloggers who cross the line and block access to certain sites. Their apparatus of Internet repression is considered more extensive and more advanced than in any other country in the world.

In fact, the regime not only blocks website content but also monitors who is using the Internet and what they are using it for. Amnesty International notes that China “has the largest recorded number of imprisoned journalists and cyber-dissidents in the world.” The “offenses” they are accused of include communicating with groups abroad, opposing the persecution of the Falun Gong, signing online petitions, and calling for reform and an end to corruption.

be-quietThe Chinese government maintains an active interest in preventing users from viewing certain web content, both sexually explicit and non-sexually explicit. That it has managed to configure overlapping nationwide systems to effectively block such content from users who do not regularly seek to circumvent such blocking. Such blocking systems are becoming more refined even as they are likely more labor and technology intensive to maintain than cruder predecessors.

Internet censorship is control or suppression of the publishing or accessing of information on the Internet.

Certain countries censor access to information on the Web through DNS filtering. This is a process whereby politically challenging information is blocked by domain address. State censors also filter for politically or socially-unacceptable ideas in e-mail. And individual privacy rights and community gatherings are similarly regulated.

Most countries indulging in censorship claim to be protecting their citizens from pornographic contagion. But the underlying motive is to prevent challenging opinions from spreading and coalescing through the chokehold of state-sponsored control. This includes banning information that ranges from political opinion, religious witness, “foreign” news, academic and scholarly discovery, news of human rights abuses all the intellectual exchange that an autocratic leadership considers to be destabilizing.

“The Chinese model of an internet that allows economic growth but not free speech or privacy is growing in popularity, from a handful of countries five years ago to dozens of governments today who block sites and arrest bloggers.”

China blocked access to Google and demanded that computers sold in China come supplied with an Internet nanny filter

The order by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology was unprecedented in scope: All personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 would have to include government-sponsored Internet filtering software.

Known as Green Dam-Youth Escort, the software must be preinstalled on all personal computers sold in China by July 1. The government has said it will pay for the software for at least a year as part of its campaign against “unhealthy and vulgar” material on the Internet.

Greem Dam internet filter in ChinaHuman rights advocates and the ranks of China’s Internet users have been especially critical, saying Green Dam, promoted by the government as a tool allowing users to protect themselves or their children against pornography on the Web, is really a thinly concealed attempt by the government to expand censorship.

“Their goal is to limit the access of information, not just pornography,” said Li Fangping, a rights lawyer in Beijing who is challenging the government directive. “I feel like as a citizen, my right to know has been violated.”

Software engineers who have examined Green Dam in recent days say it is designed to do more than filter out adult content. Deep inside the program, they say, are data files with the sorts of search terms and key words the authorities use to block certain topics, including Falun Gong, the banned spiritual movement, and the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.

“To us, it shows that the government fears it is losing control over the flood of information on the Internet,” said Isaac Mao, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, who has studied Green Dam’s coding.

Green Dam can also be used to block politics, not just Playboy. Once you start censoring the Web, you restrict the ability to imagine and innovate. You are telling young Chinese that if they really want to explore, they need to go abroad.

internet-censorship

The capriciousness of state-sanctioned censorship is wide-ranging.

In Mauritania – as in most countries – owners of cybercafes are required to supply government intelligence agents with copies of e-mail sent or received at their establishments.

Even less draconian governments, like Malaysia, have threatened Web-publishers, whose only crime is to publish frequent Web site updates. Timely and relevant information is seen as a threat.

South Korea’s national security law forbids South Koreans from any contact – including contact over the Internet – with their North Korean neighbors.

Turkey is blocking YouTube at the moment, Thailand and Vietman block sites like Youtube, online gaming and news or political sites. Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Oman also block access to sites and internet services.

Brasil Telecom, is blocking VoIP traffic using network management software called NarusInsight purchased from US-based Narus. Brasil Telecom chose the software so that they could regulate IP telephony within Brazil and stop revenue loss due to VoIP.

Internet censorship is spreading and becoming more sophisticated across the planet, even as users develop savvier ways around it. Thousands of controversial websites are blocked in each nation.

The Internet filtering regime in Saudi Arabia concentrates on a few specific areas: pornography, drugs, gambling, circumvention tools (sites that offer ways to access blocked sites) and religious topics.

Google’s page-translation service was blocked when it was discovered that it could be used as a proxy to access content by entering the blocked URL. The popular information technology blog boingboing.net is currently blocked because one entry from a few years ago offers information about how to surf the Internet anonymously.

Amnesty International has warned that the internet “could change beyond all recognition” unless action is taken against the erosion of online freedoms.

The warning comes ahead of a conference organized by Amnesty, where victims of repression will outline their plights.

The “virus of internet repression” has spread from a handful of countries to dozens of governments, said the group. Amnesty accused companies such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo of being complicit in the problem.

Interception of e-mail and monitoring online content

pornografy-censoredGermany was an early pioneer in facilitating Internet access and is today one of the 20 most connected-up countries in the world. However, the authorities have taken steps to fight online racism and pornography that could threaten freedom of expression and message privacy.

Germany’s history means it is quick these days to censor websites preaching racial hatred. But though it is simple to ask ISPs to block access to local neo-Nazi sites, it is a more delicate matter to routinely filter such sites based abroad and this has caused heated debate.

After the 11 September attacks, an anti-terrorist law pushed through parliament by interior minister Otto Schily at the end of 2001. The Telecommunications Interception Order allows intelligence officials and police to access online activity stored in digital form, including details of services used by customers, e-mail exchanges, data enabling senders or users to be identified and the records of telecommunications firms.

Germany belongs to the US spy network Echelon

The media revealed in June 2001 that the government had allowed the country to become a link in the US Echelon electronic spy network. The Bavarian daily paper Merkur, citing a US military intelligence report, said the US base at Bad Aibling (Bavaria) housed one of Echelon’s biggest European electronic monitoring and interception centres, after the US base at Menwith Hill, in Britain. It enables the US to spy on e-mails sent from much of Europe, including all the former Soviet bloc countries.

They’ve got it taped

In the booming surveillance industry they spy on whom they wish, when they wish, protected by barriers of secrecy, fortified by billions of pounds worth of high, high technology. Duncan Campbell reports from the United States on the secret Anglo-American plan for a global electronic spy system for the 21st century capable of listening in to most of us most of the time.

A secret listening agreement, called UKUSA (UK-USA), assigns parts of the globe to each participating agency. GCHQ at Cheltenham is the co-ordinating centre for Europe, Africa and the Soviet Union (west of the Ural Mountains).

The NSA covers the rest of the Soviet Union and most of the Americas. Australia–where another station in the NSA listening network is located in the outback–co-ordinates the electronic monitoring of the South Pacific, and South East Asia.

With 15,000 staff and a budget of over £500 million a year the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is by far the largest part of British intelligence. Successive UK governments have placed high value on its eavesdropping capabilities, whether against Russian military signals or the easier commercial and private civilian targets.

satellite_nasa

Both British and American domestic communications are also being targeted and intercepted by the ECHELON network, the US investigators have been told. The agencies are alleged to have collaborated not only on targeting and interception, but also on the monitoring of domestic UK communications.

Special teams from GCHQ Cheltenham have been flown in secretly in the last few years to a computer centre in Silicon Valley near San Francisco for training on the special computer systems that carry out both domestic and international interception.

A life given by the Sun and formed by the Moon

Posted in environment, gothics, history, life, love, moon, natural miracles, subculture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 25/01/2009 by Walter

Space is commonly thought of as being absolute emptiness or nothingness. However, if space were sheer nothingness, it would not exist, and nothing could be located in it or move through it. Logically, space must have some kind of structure and therefore consist of substance, and unless this substance is assigned impossible, abstract properties (such as absolute continuity and homogeneity), space must consist of infinite interpenetrating grades of energy-substance. What to us is ‘empty’ space is simply those regions of space containing no matter perceptible to our physical senses.

The sun and the moon bring life and death to all living creatures

What mystic influences may or may not be darting through space and affecting the issues of life upon our planet?

the-sunThe ether is the way of ingress for vital force from the Sun and the field of agencies in nature which promote such vital activities as assimilation, growth, and propagation. The effect produced upon our etheric life by so small a cause as the evolution of thought in a single human brain affect us and the earth upon which we live. How strong should be the influence of affect produced by the sweep of the myriad blazing orbs that are rushing through the interstellar depths?

“There are times of epidemic in moral and physical affairs. At one time the spirit of religious controversy will erupt the most ferocious passions of which human nature is susceptible, provoking mutual persecution, bloodshed, and wars; at another, an epidemic of resistance to constituted authority will spread over half the world, rapid and simultaneous as the most virulent bodily disorder.”

But a ” curious coincidence” to our mind is that our scientists should put aside facts, striking enough to cause them to use such an expression when speaking of them, instead of setting to work to give us a philosophical explanation of the same.

In the presence of these striking phenomena science does not even attempt to conjecture as to their cause, and naturally, for she has not yet learned to look outside of this planet upon which we live, and its heavy atmosphere, for the hidden influences which are affecting us day by day, and even minute by minute.

Almost nothing is known of the laws of magnetism and their effects upon our bodies and minds.

For example the effects of an eclipse can be measured scientifically here on earth with changes in our electromagnetic filed. There is a measurable increase of surface tensions to all fluids during an eclipse, as well in all kind of biological life because the substance from which all forms of life exist consists mostly in water. These tensions effecting ourselves as our bodily fluids are more unreliable or unstable.

full-moon

Even music is a combination and modulation of sounds, and sound is the effect produced by the vibration of an etheric body. Now, if the impulses communicated to our environment by the different planets may be comparable to the tones produced by the different notes of a musical instrument, it is not difficult to imagine that the Pythagorean ” music of the spheres” is something more than a mere fancy, and that certain planetary aspects may imply disturbances in the environment of our planet, and certain others rest and harmony. Certain kinds of music throw us into frenzy ; some exalt the soul to religious aspirations. There is no living creation which does not respond to certain vibrations of the atmosphere.

It is the same with colors ; some excite us, some smooth and please and others make us nervous. The man clothes herself in black to typify the despondency of a faith crushed under the sense of original sin; the bride robes herself in white ; red inflames the anger of certain animals, etc.

If humans, animals and plants are affected by vibrations acting upon a very minute scale, why may we not be influenced in the mass by vibrations acting upon a grand scale as the effect of combined stellar influences ?

The ancients fully realized the fact that the reciprocal relations between the planetary bodies is as perfect as those between the corpuscles of the blood, which float in a common fluid ; and that each one is affected by the combined influences of all the rest, as each in its turn affects each of the others. As the planets differ in size, distance, and activity, so differ in intensity their impulses upon the etheric astral light and the magnetic and other subtile forces radiated by them in certain aspects of the heavens.

sol-y-luna

The sun and the moon are powerful beings that bring life and death to all living creatures. They control when it is day or night, which season it is, and the weather. The moon controls ocean tides, influences the groundwater tables beneath our feet and the movement of fluids in plants. Even continental land masses are said to rise 2 to 3 feet in elevation with the passage of the moon. The full moon affects the behavior of humans, animals and plants.

In myth the Moon is a primary female archetype traveling the great round of Birth, Maturation, Death and Rebirth each month. This is a primal fundamental cycle of the universe of which every single living thing participates.

Humans do it, animals do it, plants do it and even love affairs, business ventures and economies do it. It is only our modern culture with its focus on youth and never ending productivity that attempts to deny this basic cycle of life.

pasion-by-the-moonWomen especially are affected by the moon and their menstrual cycle is intimately linked to this celestial body. They are connected to the moon by their blood, their hormones and their souls.

If a woman is ovulating with the Full Moon, this mode of cycling gives a woman the best chance of physical fertility, great for trying to conceive children, as the full moon accentuates the time of Ovulation and when a woman bleeds with the full moon, this mode of cycling enhances inner expression, intuition and the development of the inner, spiritual life.

As women become more aware of the different phases and how they experience them, they find it much easier to recognize and use the phase they are at and will also experience a far greater acceptance of their bodies, their menstrual cycle and their feminine nature.

The moon moves through a complete cycle every 29 days.  The growing of plants is directly linked to the position of the moon in his cycle. The moment for to cut wood which will be used in construction (resistant) is in a different moon cycle like for to burn it in a oven (try, easy to burn).

moon-cyclesThe decreasing or waning phases are when the moon “shrinks” from the full moon down to the new moon (darkness). As the moon wanes during the 3rd and 4th quarters, this is a good time to prune plants, as the water table is diminishing and so less sap will flow out of the cut ends. The plants are said to orient themselves toward their roots, making this a favorable time for planting, transplanting and harvesting root crops in general. During the light (waxing) of the Moon, sap is thought to flow more strongly, filling plants with vitality and energy, favoring the planting and harvesting of crops that mature above ground.

Two Moons in the sky

On August 27 of 2009, 30 minutes to midnight, look to the sky.
The planet Mars is the brightest star in the sky and be as large as the full moon.  Mars will be 55.75 million kilometers from earth.

Will be as if the earth had two moons. The next time this event occurs, it is planned for the year 2287.

the Werewolf Myths

werewolfThe legend of the Werewolf is one of the most ancient and wide spread. Stories of the Werewolf can be found as far back as history has been written. These myths can be found all over the world from China to Island and Brazil to Haiti. Ancient Greek mythology tells of Lycaon, a man transformed into a wolf after eating human flesh. While the specific attributes of werewolves vary across different cultures, the beast itself is generally the same: a part-man, part-wolf creature of the night who preys on humans.

Werewolves only appear during a full moon and a werewolf will revert back to its human form by sunrise.

The old traditions tell us that only with an arm made of  silver its possible to kill a werewolf, because Silver is identified with the moon and therefore is ideal to slay a creature transformed under the light of the full moon.

Werewolves originated in Northern and Middle Europe. Most times they lived their lives in small villages away from bustling towns or cities. Now they are all over Europe and North America (U.S, Canada,and Mexico), as well as Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia. As far as my knowledge goes, there have been no reports, or very very few reports as to weather there are Were’s in Africa and South America. ……….

History of the Gothic Subculture

by Alicia Porter Smith

After over 20 years, it continues to change, grow, mutate and adapt, making it one of the longest surviving youth subcultures in existence.

gothic_girls001The date of origin is usually placed in 1979 when Bauhaus released the song “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” The band originally intended the song to be tongue-in-cheek; however, many young fans latched onto this mysterious, eerie sound as inspiration for the budding gothic subculture. The first generation of the gothic movement emerged mostly in the UK in the late seventies and early eighties as a splinter from the punk movement. Punk music was breathing its last breath as this gloomy, introspective mutation gained momentum. Bands like The Damned, Bauhaus, and Siouxsie and the Banshees characterize the first generation. These bands were called Gothic later on, but most did not consider themselves Gothic at the time. There is a great deal of uncertainty about who coined the term “gothic” and how it got attached to this dark music.

First and second generation Goths look suspiciously upon the new generation, doubting their authenticity and disliking the exposure they give to a subculture which would prefer to remain underground. The new generation is not presently well received by their elders, but time may prove otherwise. It would be difficult to predict what the future holds for the Gothic movement.

Many people think gothics are fascinated by death, yet the opposite is true. In accepting the finality of death, gothics take more pleasure in life. Gothics enjoy life on a more conscious level than most of us.