My Saturday Randomness

I think that we get “Too Much Information” (TMI) these days…..most of the virus info comes at the reader/listener at break neck speed that it is hard for some to comprehend the gravity of this disease.

SO on weekends I try to slow the pace of info down a bit and write about stuff that was hidden on the back page.

I am always amazed at the leaps that the ancient alien people will take with history…..I do enjoy real space stuff….after all I am old and was a fan of Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon……but sometimes if it looks like a mountain it is a mountain and not some pyramid on Mars……

With The Pentagon releasing three of the unclassified UFO videos taken by Navy pilots in 2004 and again in 2015 this week, UFO and alien hunters have been on high alert looking for more proof of extraterrestrial existence.

One such expert, Scott Waring, has long been on the case, recently discovering what he calls “100% indisputable proof alien cities exist on Earth’s moon.”

In addition to his research on extraterrestrial life on the moon, Waring has also long been studying the possibility of alien life on the planet Mars and has made numerous observations that have led him to believe that not only is there proof of aliens inhabiting the red planet at one point or another, NASA has also been doing its best to cover it up.

His latest discovery came this week as he was studying Mars in a Curiosity Rover photo.

Alien Base And Pyramids Discovered In Mars Curiosity Rover Photo: ‘NASA Kept It A Secret’ Says Expert

Then there is the new Son of God….Icke (a name not how I feel about the person)…..

He claims he is the son of God and that the world is run by reptiles.

David Icke has promoted several unsubstantiated conspiracy theories on social media about the coronavirus pandemic.

This week, his YouTube channel and Facebook page were deleted because he repeatedly posted misinformation about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Such theories have been linked to a spate of attacks on 5G masts during the pandemic.

But who is the 68-year-old British conspiracy theorist and Holocaust denier with the trade

Keeping with the space thing……

When the next generation of observatories are deployed, Cornell University astronomers hope to use them to scan distant exoplanets orbiting dead stars for signs of life.

When a rocky, Earth-like exoplanet passes in front of the white dwarf star it orbits, astronomers plan to search them for fingerprints of life, past or present. And to get a head start, the Cornell scientists published research in The Astrophysical Journal Letters on Thursday that offers a reference to help astronomers make sense of what they find.

There are those experts that look to the planets for some newers….

Alien hunting is a hopeful activity, and one reason behind our space programs that the public generally supports. Looking for other life is a strong incentive to be venturing out into space, despite having found none so far. A top British space scientist, Professor Monica Grady, gave all cosmic explorers a big dose of such hope in a recent speech. She is certain there’s some form of life on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

This life would not look human, but more like an “octopus,” and is likely residing in the cold waters under the moon’s sheets of ice.

If there is life out there….then look for the hydrogen……

Microbes can live and grow in an atmosphere of pure hydrogen, lab experiments show. The finding could widen the range of environments where astronomers seek signs of alien life.

“We’re trying to expand people’s view of what should be considered a habitable planet,” says exoplanet astronomer Sara Seager of MIT (SN: 10/4/19). “It seems to increase our chances that we may find life elsewhere.”

Seager and her colleagues placed yeast and E. coli — both considered stand-ins for other single-celled organisms — in small bottles with some nutrient broth. The researchers displaced the air in six bottles and replaced it with pure hydrogen gas, pure helium gas or a mixture of 80 percent nitrogen and 20 percent carbon dioxide. A final set of bottles was left with Earth air.

Planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres could harbor life

Then there is a noted political scientist that thinks we should take all the UFO stuff seriously……

The Pentagon recently released three videos of UFOs recorded by the Navy — one taken in 2004 and the other two in 2015. The videos, which first leaked a couple of years ago, show … well, it’s not exactly clear.

There are various objects — two of which look like aircraft — spinning through the sky and moving in ways that defy easy explanation. As the images bop across the screen, you can hear the pilots’ excitement and confusion in real time as they track whatever it is they’re seeing.

I’m not what you would call a UFO enthusiast, but the videos are the most compelling I’ve ever seen. They seem to confirm, at the very least, that UFOs are real — not that aliens exist, but that there are unidentified objects buzzing around the sky.

Now, do I think aliens are real? Yeah, probably. Are they flying spaceships into our atmosphere? Who the hell knows?

My only thought on this is….seriously?

That is enough space stuff….let us move on to sex…….

New Hampshire is wanting to control citizens sexual urges……

A law to ban bestiality has been opposed by US farmers on the grounds they could be unfairly arrested.

Farmers in New Hampshire have said a proposed law to ban the sexual abuse of animals in the state could see them unprotected should they need to touch or intervene with an animal for medical reasons.

Robert Johnson, a lobbyist for the New Hampshire Farm Bureau, said the new bill was not necessary.

“Just because the word ‘bestiality’ is not used in our statutes does not mean it’s not covered,” he said, according to the Concord Monitor.

I guess that is enough for this Saturday… I leave you with some humor from my favorite “Bad Lip Reading”…..

Be well….be safe…….

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From “Can’t Fix Stupid” Files

Evangelicals have been in the forefront of the anti-sheltering protests…they have even tried to hold services against the law from local rules….

Sadly there is a downside to these idiots that are helping the virus spread among the faithful…..

Countless non-fundamentalist churches in the United States, from Catholic to Lutheran and Episcopalian, have embraced social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and temporarily moved their activities online. But many Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals have been irresponsibly downplaying the dangers of COVID-19 and doing so with deadly results: journalist Alex Woodward, in the U.K.-based Independent, reports that the pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 30 pastors in the Bible Belt.

“Dozens of pastors across the Bible Belt have succumbed to coronavirus after churches and televangelists played down the pandemic and actively encouraged churchgoers to flout self-distancing guidelines,” Woodward reports. “As many as 30 church leaders from the nation’s largest African-American Pentecostal denomination have now been confirmed to have died in the outbreak, as members defied public health warnings to avoid large gatherings to prevent transmitting the virus.”

I am a cynic….and there is so much I could say about this turn of events….but I choose to not rub in the idiocy it took to bring this upon the faithful.

Then there is that idiot that makes My Pillow…..a born again crackhead that got his inspirational book out just in time for the pandemic….when people are looking for something to help them in this time of need.

I do not believe in coincidences….it is all about the cash not the faith……

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Archeology In The News

The weekend and the virus stuff is still hanging around so why not pass the time with IST (an FYI blog)……this time it is the archeology that has made the news.

Let me start with a popular sage…..the War with Troy…..we all know this story…..after ten years the Greeks leave a giant horse as a tribute with soldiers hidden inside….and the rest is history….or is it?

One reason the Trojan War has struck such a chord is that, besides being an excellent story, it has long been suspected to have actually happened.

In antiquity, even respected historians were willing to believe that this war actually happened. In the second half of the 5th Century BC, Herodotus, the so-called ‘Father of History’, placed the Trojan War almost 800 years before his own time. Eratosthenes, a mathematician, was more specific, dating the war at 1184/3 BC. Modern scholars, however, have tended to be more sceptical. Did the Trojan War happen at all?

Seems that all the “facts” about indigenous peoples of North America may be wrong……

Archaeologists estimate when a given indigenous settlement was active based on the absence or presence of certain types of European trade goods, such as metal and glass beads. It was always approximate, but became the conventional history.

Since the first known commercial fur trading missions were in the 1580s, archaeologists date initial regular appearances of scattered European goods to 1580-1600. They call these two decades Glass Bead Period 1. We know some trade occurred before that, though, since indigenous people Cartier met in the 1530s had previously encountered Europeans, and were ready to trade with him.

There is some new info on the ancient trade route known as the “Silk Road”……

Our little band of backpackers was searching for something to excite our domed-out senses. When we hit the panoramic desert, the horizon flattened. Slowly, the three austere mountain fortresses of Ayaz Kala rose from the badlands in the distance, wild protrusions from history’s depths. They’d been abandoned in the seventh century A.D. after more than a millennium of sporadic inhabitation.

In the roughly 1,200 years before their rediscovery by Soviet archaeologists, they’d towered above a people forsaken by the erratic, ever-shifting waters of the Amu Darya. These and other kalas, desert fortresses dotted across the northwest of Uzbekistan, are the last remnants of Khorezm, an ancient civilization that flourished for a millennium in the Amu Darya’s delta, between the sands of the Kyzyl Kum and Kara Kum. This was the deep history we’d missed in the medieval cities, clues left by a mysterious civilization most of us had never heard of. And the fortresses at Ayaz Kala are the most extreme example, the most remote and rugged structures built by the Khorezmians. In winter, they are covered in ice and snow, battered by cold desert winds. In summer, temperatures reach into the high nineties. The winds blow on, and the fortresses stand still.

Some new info about the Fall of Rome and the empire…..

An ancient graveyard containing dozens of skeletons with deformed elongated skulls is showing how people lived during the trouble and turmoil sparked by the Fall of Rome.

Known as the cemetery of Mözs-Icsei-dűlő, the fifth-century CE burial ground can be found in present-day Hungary. The site was first excavated in the 1960s, followed by later digs throughout the 1990s, which revealed the skeletal remains of at least 96 people. Archaeologists from Curt-Engelhorn-Center for Archaeometry in Germany and Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary have recently used isotope analysis and biological anthropology techniques to get deeper insights into the dozens of lives laid to rest here.

Reports in the world of Archeology that have been overshadowed by the fight against the Covid-19 beast…..but now you know.

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