Thursday, December 30, 2010

Earthquakes in Indiana

GREENTOWN, Ind. (CBS) – An exceedingly rare earthquake struck central Indiana Thursday morning, and some Chicagoans felt tremors.

The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was centered about 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, Ind. and about 50 miles north-northeast of Indianapolis, and was felt around 6:55 a.m. Chicago time.

The epicenter was five miles southeast of the rural town of Greentown in Howard County, Ind.

John Steinmetz of the Indiana Geological Survey said there have only been two earthquakes of equal or greater magnitude in central Indiana in the past 175 years.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Alan Watts

Assembled, Inserted and Brought to Term

The body of Yannick Brea is removed from the scene of the crime.
Nicastro for News
The body of Yannick Brea is removed from the scene of the crime.
Michael Brea once appeared on the show "Ugly Betty."
Michael Brea once appeared on the show "Ugly Betty."

Neighbors of a Brooklyn woman savagely slashed to death by her deranged, sword-wielding son claim cops refused to enter her apartment early Tuesday despite their pleas.

When cops finally got inside the Prospect Heights home, they found Yannick Brea kneeling with fatal lacerations to her head in a blood-spattered bathroom.

The son, holding the three-foot sword and babbling about religion and repentance, was arrested in a nearby bedroom, police said.

"I could hear her groaning inside ... She was still alive, but they wouldn't go in," said Clinton Clare, 52, who lived in the apartment below the Brea family.

Clare estimated police waited an hour before bursting into the apartment, where neighbors heard Michael Brea, 31, delivering a terrifying rant at his doomed mother.

"I heard a 'Help me!' shriek," said Vernal Bent, 18, who lived in the apartment above. "Police kept knocking on the door. Knocking and knocking ... All of us kept saying, 'Open the door.'"

Neighbors said the first screams came from the apartment shortly after 1 a.m., with one man saying he made a 911 call and told where he told a police dispatcher there was blood smeared on an apartment window.

The man said police initially came to the scene and then left - prompting a second 911 call.

This time, the neighbor said, he wanted outside for cops and led them to the crime scene.
Gregory Clare, 25, whose father owns the building, said his dad gave the OK for four cops to break down the door.

"They just kept saying protocol this and protocol that," he said. "Now a woman's dead who should be alive if only the police would have listened."

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly questioned neighbor accounts of the delay, saying he believed officers handled the situation properly.

"It's a barricaded situation and that is handled by the Emergency Services Unit. What happens in a barricade situation is that responding patrol officers, if possible, wait for the Emergency Services forces to arrive," Kelly said.

Brea - an aspiring actor who once played a bit part on "Ugly Betty" - angrily screamed at his mother to "repent" before delivering the death blows.

He apparently removed the murder weapon from a Masonic lodge after a meeting Monday night and then used it later on his mother, said the suspect's uncle.

Brea was a low-level Mason who was not cleared to take one of the ceremonial swords - typically stainless steel blades with a short, black grip.

"Something happened that made him do it," said Martial Brea. "The devil entered him."

Neighbors described a hellish sound coming from the Brea apartment in the middle of the night.

"I heard this wild screaming," said Gregory Clare, who lived in the Prospect Heights building.

"Michael was yelling, 'Repent, repent, sinner, sinner,' over and over again," Clare said. "He was screaming, 'You never accepted Jesus.' It was real loud."

Yannick Brea, 55, howled for help that didn't arrive in time to save her. Neighbors said she was a 9/11 survivor who had worked at the Marriott hotel in the World Trade Center.

"Her screams woke me up," said another neighbor in the four-story building. "Screams I'll never forget. ... I heard [Michael] rambling. He was incoherent."

Michael Brea was spouting gibberish when he was removed from the Park Place apartment on a stretcher, neighbors said.

He was taken to Kings County Hospital for a psychiatric exam after his arrest. Neighbors said spattered blood was visible on the apartment windows.

The accused killer's cousin was stunned by the news of Yannick's death.

"She was a very loving person," said John Brea, 34, as he stood outside the apartment building. "She helped to raise all of us."

John Brea said his aunt was a hard-working woman employed by a local hotel.

Neighbors and an ex-girlfriend described Michael Brea as a martial arts student who showed no signs of any mental illness and no violent tendencies.

"Michael had the whole world in his hands," said an ex-girlfriend. "This is a shock."

Neighbor Clare agreed.

"I saw Michael last Saturday," he said. "He was asking about my daughter. He was always real kind."

Ny Daily News

We use the word ?bread? in modern English to mean a ?loaf?. But in Old English times if you wanted bread you would have used the word ?hlaf?, which is where loaf comes from. Hlaf was replaced by 1200 with bread. Bread probably in Old E...nglish times meant simply ?(a piece of) food, ? ?a morsel of?, ?crumb?. In Slovenian kruh means, ?bread,? Literally ?a piece?, from P.Gmc. ?brautham? (Old Norse brot, Danish brod, German brot), perhaps the O.E. word derives from a P.Gmc. ?braudsmon?- ?fragments, bits? (Old High German brosma ?crumb?) and is related to the root of break.

But since bread was among the commonest foods, the word bread gradually became more specialized, passing via ?piece of bread,? ?broken bread,? to simply ?bread,? The alternative spelling of brede could point to a different meaning. Various spellings occur brede, braede, braedu, braedo in Old English meant breadth or broadness, the suffix ?th (as in length. (Long/length, wide/width, broad/breadth) being added to the noun brede in the 16th century. This was an ancient formation, directly derived in prehistoric Germanic times from *braid-, the stem of broad. It came into English as broedu. Broad?s close relatives are widespread in the Germanic languages (German breit, Dutch breed, and Swedish bred), pointing to a prehistoric Germanic ancestor *braithaz, but no trace of the word is found in any non-Germanic Indo-European language. The original derived noun brede was superseded in the 16th century by breadth.

Brad-hlaf, es; m. [braedan to roast, hlaf bread] a biscuit, parched or baked bread;

Braede, bred, es; m. [=braegd, bregd from bregdan to weave, braid, twist). Fraud, deceit; He hit dyde butan brede (braede) and bigswice, he did it without fraud and guile, Ic spaece drife butan braede biswice, I prosecute my suit without fraud and without guile.

Braed, plucked, drew out, p. of bredan.

Braed, e; f braedo, braedu; (brad broad; Latus) breadth, width, latitude; latittudo, amplitudo; -se arc fiftig faedma on braede the ark shall be fifty fathoms in breadth;

Braede, es; m. (bredan to roast)

Braede, an; f. The breadth; latum. V. lenden-braede.

Braed-panne, an; f. [braedan to roast, panne a pan] a frying-pan;
Braedu, breadth, width.

Braegd, bregd, es; m. [braegd, p. of bregdan to twist, braid, weave] deceit, fraud.

Bred, es; pl.nom. acc. Bredu; n. a surface, plank, table, tablet;
Bred, deceit

Bred, broad

Breda, ic brede, du britst, brist, he brit, bret, p. braed, pl. brudon; pp. broden, breden. 1. To weave, braid, knit, join together, draw, pluck; 2. To change, vary, transform; - Simon braed his hiw aetforan dam casere swa daet he wearp faerlice gepuht cnapa, and eft harwenge Simon changed his appearance before the emperor, so that he suddenly seemed a boy, and again a hoary man,
Bredan, to roast, broil, warm Bredan, to make broad

Breden, Anglo-Saxon to make broad. To spread.

Bread, Akin to Old Friesian. Old Saxon brd. Danish Brood. German Brod, brot. Icelandic brau. Swedish and Danish Brod. The root is probably that of E. brew

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Monday, December 27, 2010

I keep getting spammed by Frankish Corportions

Pfizer Incorporated (NYSE: PFE) (nice Fee)is a pharmaceutical company, ranking number one in sales in the world. The company is based in New York City, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It produces Lipitor (atorvastatin, used to lower blood cholesterol); the neuropathic pain/fibromyalgia drug Lyrica (pregabalin); the oral antifungal medication Diflucan (fluconazole), the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), Viagra (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction, and the anti-inflammatory Celebrex (celecoxib) (also known as Celebra in some countries outside the USA and Canada, mainly in South America). Its headquarters are in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Pfizer's shares were made a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average on April 8, 2004.
Pfizer pleaded guilty in 2009 to the largest health care fraud in U.S. history and received the largest criminal penalty ever levied for illegal marketing of four of its drugs. Called a repeat offender, this was Pfizer's fourth such settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in the previous ten years.On January 26, 2009, Pfizer agreed to buy pharmaceutical giant Wyeth for US$68 billion, a deal financed with cash, shares and loans. The deal was completed on October 15, 2009

Charles Pfizer (March 22, 1824 in Ludwigsburg as Karl Pfizer – October 19, 1906) was a German chemist who immigrated to the United States in the early 1840s and founded the Pfizer Inc. pharmaceutical company in 1849 as Charles Pfizer & Co. He remained at its head until 1900, when the company was incorporated and Charles Pfizer, Jr. became its first president. When Charles Jr. retired, his brother Emil succeeded him in his post.

He made frequent trips to Europe, and met his wife Anna Hausch, whom he married in 1859, in his hometown of Ludwigsburg. They had five children.

He died at his summer home, Lindgate, in Newport, Rhode Island; his year-round home was in Brooklyn. His death came a few weeks after a fall down stairs in which he broke an arm and was otherwise badly injured. Two daughters, Alice, Baroness Bachofen von Echt and Mrs. Frederick Duncan of Vienna, were with him when he died.

Fizer Coat of Arms / Fizer Family Crest

This Frankish, German, and Jewish surname of FIZER was occasionally selected because of its associations with the Hebrew given name of YONA or JONAH, because Jonah in the book of the Bible that bears his name, was swallowed up by 'a Great Fish' and blessed by his father Jacob, with the words 'Let them grow into a multitude'. It was also an occupational name for a catcher or seller of fish or a nickname for someone bearing some supposed resemblance to a fish. The name can also be spelt FISH, FICHBACH (fish-stream), FISCHLIN, FISHSON and FIZEAU(female bones). Surnames are divided into four categories, from occupations, nicknames, baptismal and locational. All the main types of these are found in German-speaking areas, and names derived from occupations and from nicknames are particularly common. A number of these are Jewish. Patronymic surnames are derived from vernacular Germanic given names, often honouring Christian saints. Regional and ethnic names are also common. The German preposition 'von (from) or 'of', used with habitation names, is taken as a mark of aristocracy, and usually denoted proprietorship of the village or estate from where they came. Some members of the nobility affected the form VON UND ZU with their titles. In eastern Germany there was a heavy influence both from and on neighbouring Slavonic languages. Many Prussian surnames are of Slavonic origin. A notable member of the name was Armand Hippolyte Louis FIZEAU (1819-96) the French physicist. In 1849 he was the first to measure the velocity of light by an experiment confined to the earth's surface. American surnames comprise of surnames found in every country throughout the world, many with differences in spelling not seen in the old country due to the inability of clerks and Government officials to record correctly the names given them by unschooled immigrants not familiar with the English, French, German, Portugese, Dutch or Spanish languages currently used in the Port of entry or the part of the country where they settled. When an immigrant arriving in America with little knowledge of English gave his name verbally to the officials, it was written down by them as they heard it, and being thereby 'official' it was often accepted by the immigrant himself as the correct American rendering of his name.

Language of E(l)

The Deans of Dollars Never Forget!

Gaja (a Sanskrit word for elephant) is one of the significant animals finding references in Hindu scriptures and Buddhist and Jain textsIn general, a gaja personifies a number of positive attributes including abundance, fertility and richness; boldness and strength; and wisdom and royalty.

The following elephants or elephant-like figures occur in mythology and religion.

* Ganesh, an elephant-headed Hindu deity
* Airavata, an elephant ridden by the Hindu god Indra.
* Erawan, the Thai version of Airavata.

By Stefan Anitei
In a top of intelligence, humans are followed by apes, elephants and dolphins. The elephant brain is denser than the human's, and the temporal lobes, associated to memory, are more developed than in humans.
Elephant's lobes also have more foldings, so that they can store more information. That's why elephants have excellent memory.

But why? Elephants can recognize over 200 different individuals. This is essential, as females depend on one another for raising the young, more than in the case of other mammals. A mother can remember who is trustful and complex bounds are the bricks of elephants' society, while the memory is the cement. When two elephants approach one another, they emit a "contact appeal": if the other recognizes the appeal, it responds and approaches; if not, it starts to agitate and adopts a defensive position. This capacity of recognition lasts a very long time, even after one individual is dead: even the recording of a dead animal attracted the attention of its relatives and descendants.

The group life allows the elephants to raise their young together. A female gives birth, in the best case, to one young every 4 years, and this one will be well cared.

In critical moments, the family stand on the experience of the oldest and wisest female in the group, called matriarch. She controls the daily activity of the herd and leads the family in areas outside the normal domain. Now, her remarkable memory is employed. She will remember where to go during drought periods and what to do in case of danger, as she already passed through these situations, and the older she is, the more effective she is. Her death is tragic for the group, and poachers usually target her, as she possesses the largest tusks in the herd of females.

But the good memory can have bad effects. A female may remember good feeding places now replaced by crops, and this how human-elephant conflict emerges. And in the end, the elephant always loses.

Males have a very different behavior. They leave the maternal group when adolescent, living a solitary life, wandering around in search of mates. Young males are disadvantaged by their smaller size; females will always reject them. Males can also fight for access to females. The fights are violent, even deadly, that's why a good memory can bring important information about the rivals, since the test fights of the elephant's "childhood". This way, the male knows a lot about the force of the other competitors. But the order can turn into chaos when a male enters a special heat period, called musth, when he turns extremely aggressive due to an overload of testosterone. If a female in heat is nearby, males in musth may fight to death.

Mating requires perfect synchronization. A male can wait 40 years to mate, so that he must know with precision when the female is fertile, meaning 2 days in 4 years! In the rest of the name she is pregnant or suckling a young.

People were amazed for long by the elephants' amazing communication ability. About three decades ago, it was discovered that they use infrasounds, sounds under 16 Hz, which humans cannot hear, to sends signals to other elephants up to 20 km (12.5 mi) away. Sounds we hear do not go far because they are shattered easily by obstacles, like trees or bushes. But infrasounds go around the obstacles, without being shattered, so that they propagate on longer distances.

When emitting infrasounds, elephants use to flutter their ears in a specific way. When they "chat", the fluttering is very slow, but when they greet, the fluttering is rapid. Of course, not all they emitted sounds are infrasounds; some can be heard by humans. Calls have various meanings, like "Let's go!" or :"I want more milk", and over 35 different calls were identified: grumbles, lows, snorings, groans or roars, each with a different signification. This communication is at least as sophisticated as that used by apes and cetaceans.

Word Play

J├Âtunheim - home of the giants in Norse mythology.

Jot[Greek. the letter "I" , Hebrew. yod] an iota; least quantity assignable. To set down; to make a memorandum of.

un - [french for one]

Heim- home
He I'm
heim - pl. heimen, home(hymn~high men~hymen)


by Charles Wright

Dove-twirl in the tall grass.
End-of-summer glaze next door
On the gloves and split ends of the conked magnolia tree.
Work sounds: truck back-up-beep, wood
tin-hammer, cicada, fire horn.
History handles our past like spoiled fruit.
Mid-morning, late-century light
calicoed under the peach trees.
Fingers us here. Fingers us here and here.
The poem is a code with no message:
The point of the mask is not the mask but
the face underneath,
Absolute, incommunicado,
unhoused and peregrine.
The gill net of history will pluck us soon enough
From the cold waters of self-contentment
we drift in
One by one
into its suffocating light and air.
Structure becomes an element of belief,
And grammar a catechist,
Their words what the beads say,
words thumbed to our discontent.

Analytical Paragraph of Chickamauga
by Dennis Gugger

The famous poem “Chickamauga” by Charles Wright describes the wisdom behind poetry; there is more to a poem than just the words. The author begins “Chickamauga” with a character that is on the countryside and enjoying the nature around him. Slowly Charles Wright explains what is hidden in the poems. He discusses about how the grammar and the structure are crucial in a well-written poem. A poem is very much like a mask, once you have figured out who the character underneath the mask is, you have figured out what the poem is about. Wright uses a metaphor comparing a mask and a poem, “The point of the mask is not the mask but/ the face underneath”. Wright uses many comparisons like the words as beads to get us to figure out the overall message of the poem. Wright creates very good imagery to help us see what poems are really about. The many metaphors that Charles Wright uses helps us see that a poem is often like many other objects. Charles Wright is changing many peoples’ view of poems with his great imagery and wide sense of vocabulary.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Steering the Ship Torwards its Obliteration

Navigate[ED, ING] [Latin. navigare, -gatum; navis, ship, and agere, to move.] To go in a vessel or ship; to sail. -v. t. 1. To pass over in ships. 2. To steer.

Vanir or Vans, gods, akin to the AEsir; their home was in the underworld(Vanaheim), but some of them lived in Asgard. Heimdall, a Van, guarded the northern end of Asgard.

Van [Abbrev french. van-guard] the front of an army, or the front line of a fleet. [Latin. vannus] A fan for cleansing grain. A large light, covered wagon.

Van-Guard[french. avant-garde, french avant, before and garde, guard] troops who march in front of an army.

Van-Dyke - an indented and scolloped cape for the neck and formerly worn by women.

vandal- 1. One of a barbarous horde that invaded Rome in the 5th century. 2. One who is ignorant and barbarous.

Vanilla [Latin french. vagina, because its seeds are in little pods.

Guard[french. guarder, warder from weardian~we rian~we rig an ward(we are deans) English. ward.

garter[jarretiere. see garote] 1. a band used to tie a stocking to the leg. 2 Highest order of knighthood in Great Britain . 1. to bind with a garter; to invest with the order of the garter

Garrote [Spanish, french. garra, claw, talon] a Spanish mode of execution by strangulation with an iron collar screwed tight. To strangle with the garrote; hence to seize by the throat from behind, as to strangle and robs.

vi[roman numeral for 6]

Vie is the french for for the word Life, in English; Life is the English for fire in masonic coding.

Vie - to strive for victory or superiority; contend, envy

Gate [anglo saxon, geat, gate, door, french. anglo saxon. getan, english. get] 1. a passage way in the wall of a city, a grand edifice etc; also the framework which closes the passage. 2. An avenue; a means of entrance.

Get [impression of Got, Gotten(go ten), obsolescent] [anglo saxon gettan, gitan] 1. to procure; to obtain; to acquire, by almost any means. 2. To possess(with have). 3. To beget; to procreate. 4. to prevail on; to induce. 5. to procure to be, or to occur. v. to come to be; to become.

Genesis ch19 v11 - Then they struck everyone in the crowd blind, and none of them could even find the door.

Greek philos, "a friend," and sophia, "wisdom") A complete and final definition of this word is impossible, as the objects of the science, its methods and even the possibility of its being or becoming a science, and still matters of debate between different schools. Philosophy has been called the "mother of the sciences," as it was only by slow degrees that the separate sciences came into life, each one of the being developed and formulated by men imbued with the philosophical spirit, which is the "love of wisdom." As the number of special sciences increased, philosophy no longer in a stricter sense "take all knowledge to be its province," but its claim to be the only science of the universe as a whole was not thereby given up, but rather emphasized. UN.IT.Y AND H.ARM.ON.Y IN ONE CONCEPTION OF THE UNIVERSE IS THE AIM WHICH PHILOSOPHY ALWAYS HAD IN VIEW.

So "theY" claim that the conception of a complete system of things satisfactory to the reason~sons of rea~arson~firestarter~prometheus~Neanderthalers and the MORAL[see System of Morality Veiled in Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols]sense must ever be the spring and inspiration of philosophical effort. The philosopher therefore always has his/her eye upon the whole and his/her function is to study the relation of all parts to the whole and to one another. No one thing can be fully understood except in the light of its relation to other things, and therefore the philosopher ever seeks to penetrate the reason and essence of the things and to know the why and the wherefore of all the phenomena of nature.

Thales of Miletus is generally reckoned the first Grecian philosopher, and the history of philosophy is generally said to commence at his time, about 600 B.C. it is usual to divide the history into three distinct periods:

(1) Ancient or Greek philosophy, from the time of Thales to about 500 A.D.

(2) Medieval philosophy, from 500 to 1600 A.D.

(3) Modern philosophy, from 1600 to the present date.

Ancient philosophy is again divided into three periods:

(1) The pre-Socratic philosophers- Pythagoras, Parmenides, Anaxagoras and others - who devoted their attention mainly to phenomena of external things.

(2) Socrates and the Sophists who turned man's attention upon himself.

(3) The idealistic systems of Plato and Aristotle.

The Stoics, Epicureans, Skeptics, and later the Neo-Platonists and other schools make up the history of philosophy until the downfall of the Roman empire and the death of Boethius. Medieval philosophy is mainly an effort to apply the logic Aristotle to the doctrines of the church and to harmonize his philosophy with Christian theology. Bacon and Descartes in the beginning of the 17th century may be considered the founders of modern philosophy.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Just Scratching the Surface

Researchers store 90GB of data in 1g of bacteria

Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have successfully shown how to store encrypted data in bacteria. A colony of E.coli was used for the experiment, with the equivalent of the United States Declaration of Independence stored in the DNA of eighteen bacterial cells. As 10 million cells are present in one gram of biological material, this would translate to a data storage capacity of 90GB.

Data can also be encrypted thanks to the natural process of site-specific genetic recombination. Information is scrambled by recombinase genes, the actions of which are controlled by a transcription factor.

The method has some flaws, however, as an expensive sequencer is needed to retrieve data, with the process described as tedious as well. What's more, toxic DNA usually found in stored sequences will mutate and remove the toxic sequences, taking some of the data with it.

Only copyright information can be stored in genetically engineered organisms thus far. Bacteria has the potential to be more resilient to keeping data storage than traditional, electronic means. Deinococcus radiodurans bacterium, for example, can withstand electromagnetic pulses and a radiation from a nuclear fallout. [via BluSci]

Thanks Lewka

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I Can (Cain the Builder)

Inca or Ynca is a name given by the natives of Peru to their kings and princes of the blood. Pedro de Cieca, in his Chronicles of Peru, gives the origin of the Incas, and says that the country was, for a long time, the theater of all manner of crimes, of war, dissension and the most dreadful disorder, till at last the two brothers appeared. One of who was called Mangocapa; who the Peruvians relate many wonderful stories. He built the city of Cusco, made laws, established order and harmony by his wife's regulations, and he and his descendants took the name "Inca", which signifies king or great lord. These Incas became so powerful, that they rendered themselves masters of all the country from Pasto to Chili, and from the river Maule on the south, to the river Augasmago on the north, these two rivers forming the bounds of their empire, which extended above 1300 leagues in length. This they enjoyed till the divisions between Inca Guascar and Atabulipa; which Spaniards laying hold of, made themselves masters of the country, and destroyed the empire of the Incas.

Mango[Malay, mangga] one of the finest fruits of India. The tree grows from 40 to 50 ft high. The fruit is shaped somewhat like a kidney, is as big as a hen's egg or sometimes a gooses egg, and yellow or reddish, speckled with black. The kernel of the fruit stone is also eaten. Mangoes are eaten raw, made into jellies or preserves, and pickled. The fruit is now grown in Jamaica and other warm countries.

Malays are the race found in Eastern Archipelago, and the neighboring peninsula, which are named from the Malay Archipelago, and the Malay Peninsula. They belong to the Mongols, and are usually short, being not much over 5 ft in height, with yellow skin, straight black hair, almond shaped eyes and flat features, resembling very much the Chinese. But their language is entirely different from that of the Asiatic Mongols; belonging to the great Polynesian family, which extends across the Indian and Pacific oceans. Since the 13th century the Malays have been the traders of the Archipelago, and of late years have given up their roving habits, and are occupied with trade and agriculture. Their language is simple in structure and soft and harmonious. It is written in the Arabic character, though lately the Roman system has been adopted.

The surface of Peru is divided into three distinct tracts, the climate of which varies from torrid heat to arctic cold. These three separate regions are the Coast, the Sierra and the Montana. Peru was under the dominion of Spain(Basque) from the time of its conquest by Pizarro in the 16th century until the year 1821, when it was proclaimed an independent republic under the protectorate of General San(natsi) Martin(weasel), one of the liberators of Chile. San Martin retired on the arrival of General Simon Bolivar in 1823, and the next year occurred in the battle of Ayacucho, in which the Spanish viceroy was taken prisoner, and the Spanish dominion finally came to an end. Bolivar left Peru two years later, but it was not until 1844 that government was fully settles under the presidency of Ramon Castilla. In 1870 Peru, as the ally of Bolivia became involved in a war with Chile, the latter state coveting the nitrate deposits in the Peruvian province of Tarapaca. This war was very disastrous to Peru on both land and sea, the provinces of Tacna and Tarapaca being wrested from her, and in 1881 the Chilean army entered Lima the capital. Peace was concluded in October, 1883, and some months afterward the Chileans evacuated the country. Under the presidency of General Caceres and his successor Colonol Don Remijio Morales Bermudez, Peru has made slow but certain progress in repairing the wastes and losses that she suffered during the conflict.

In pre-Columbian times, the coca leaf was reserved for Inca royalty. The natives subsequently used it for mystical, religious, social, nutritional and medicinal purposes.

They exploited its stimulant properties to ward off fatigue and hunger, enhance endurance, and to promote a benign sense of well-being.

It was initially banned by the Spanish. But the invaders discovered that without the Inca "gift of the gods", the natives could barely work the fields, or mine gold. So it came to be cultivated by the Catholic Church.

Coca leaves were distributed three or four times a day to the workers during brief rest-breaks. Returning Spanish conquistadors introduced it to Europe. Coca was touted as "an elixir of life".

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Marooned Roma

The Sons of Martha by Rudyard Kipling

ARTHUR's TWO SWORDS ~ Ur's two words ~ Ben Hur ~ Marx and Mary

SON of MARTHA = MA.SON.HAT (as in Magi Gnome, the Top Hat)



Editor's introduction to The Sons of Martha by Rudyard Kipling

There is more than one kind of aristocracy.

Luke tells us the story: Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus, were entertaining Jesus and his disciples. Martha rushed about the kitchen and household, seeing to the cooking, bringing wash basins, changing towels, and doing the other things needful when one's home has been unexpectedly invaded by a celebrity and his entourage.

'Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

'And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus feet, and heard his word.

'But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.

'And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou are careful and troubled about many things:

'But one thing is needful: Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.'

(Luke 10:38-42)

Much has happened since then; but Rudyard Kipling tells us, we sons of Martha have yet to pay the final reckoning.

SEE: THE RATEL (rats-star or badger)
Imperial Stars Vol. I: The Stars at War, Jerry Pournelle, ed. p. 227

The Sons of Martha
Rudy ard Kipling 1907

The sons of Mary seldom bother, for they have inherited
that good part;
But the Sons of Martha favour their Mother of the
careful soul and the troubled heart.
And because she lost her temper once, and because she
was rude to the Lord her Guest,
Her Sons must wait upon Mary's Sons, world without
end, reprieve, or rest.
It is their care in all the ages to take the buffet and
cushion the shock.
It is their care that the gear engages; it is their care that
the switches lock.
It is their care that the wheels run truly; it is their care
to embark and entrain,
Tally, transport, and deliver duly the Sons of Mary by
land and main.

They say to mountains, 'Be ye removed.' They say to
the lesser floods, 'Be dry.'
Under their rods are the rocks reproved-they are not
afraid of that which is high.
Then do the hill-tops shake to the summit-then is the
bed of the deep laid bare,
That the Sons of Mary may overcome it, pleasantly
sleeping and unaware.
They finger death at their gloves' end where they piece
and repiece the living wires.
He rears against the gates they tend: they feed him hungry
behind their fires.
Early at dawn, ere men see clear, they stumble into
his terrible stall,
And hale him forth a haltered steer, and goad and turn
him till evenfall.
To these from birth is Belief forbidden; from these till
death is Relief afar.
They are concerned w ith matters hidden - under the
earthline their altars are-
The secret fountains to follow up, waters withdrawn to
restore to the mouth,
And gather the floods as in a cup, and pour them again
at a city's drouth.

They do not preach that their God will rouse them a
little before the nuts work loose.
They do not teach that His Pity allows them to drop
their job when they dam'-well choose.
As in the thronged and the lighted ways, so in the dark
and the desert they stand,
Wary and watchful all their days that their brethren's
day may be long in the land.

Raise ye the stone or cleave the wood to make a path
more fair or flat -
Lo, it is black already with blood some Son of Martha
spilled for that!
Not as a ladder from earth to Heaven, not as a witness
to any creed,
But simple service simply given to his own kind in their
common need.

And the Sons of Mary smile and are blessed - they
know the Angels are on their side.
They know in them is the G.race confessed, and for
them are the Mercies multiplied.
They sit at the Feet - they hear the Word - they see
how truly the Promise runs.
They have cast their burden upon the Lord, and - the
Lord He lays it on Martha's Sons!


Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, aka The Iron Ring Ceremony.

MARTHA (MARX) and MARY (HIGH FLYERS) are Freemasonry's ANTS and BEES.

Engineers set th e stage and clean up after Masonry's (Sons of Mary) 'SHOW'.

Imagine a four pointed star, a CROSS or


Now, imagine a DOUBLE CROSS, as in the flag of the United Kingdom. Soon we will know which side Scotland Yard's MI5 and MI6 are really on, when it comes to the war to liberate Iraq from the Ayatollahs WAR ON WOMEN.

The Sculptor

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Birdmen Pave the Way to the Ubermensch

Pave[latin. pavare, from Latin paVIre, to beat or trend down.] 1. To lay or cover with stone or brick like the Masons or the third piggy in the Brothers Grimm tale. 2. To Prepare the Way for.

Pavior n. - One who paves; a paver

voir- verb
  1. see
  2. view
  3. look
  4. watch
  5. sight
  6. behold
  7. vide
  8. imagine
  9. be able to see
  10. spy
  11. take notice
  12. conceive
Phonetic sound voix in french is VOICE

  1. noun
    1. voix
    2. ton
  2. verb
    1. exprimer
    2. parler
    3. sonoriser
    4. accorder

Vapor n. [latin] any substance in the gaseous or aeriform state. 2. any visible diffused substance floating in the atmosphere, as smoke or FOG~Grand Orient Freemasonry. 3. Something unsubstantial or fleeting. 4. (pl) Hypochondriacal, affections; dejection. - v.i. [ED; -ING.] 1. To pass off in fumes; to be exhaled. 2. To boast vainly; to brag.

Pavonine[Latin. pavoninus, pavo, peacock.] Resembling the tail of a peacock.

I.van Pav(l)ov (paving the path of love i.e. brainwashing)

Pavo in ornithology, is a genus belonging to the order of gallinae. The head is covered with feathers which bend backward, and the feathers of the tail are very long and beautifully variegated with eyes of different colors. There are three species, viz 1. The cristatus, or common peacock of English authors, has a compressed, and solitary spurs, and is a native of Ceylon. 2. The bicalcaratus, has a small crest, and double spurs, it is a native of China. 3. The muticus, has a sharp pointed crest, and no spurs, and the orbits of the eyes are red. It is found in Japan.

Pavo is a constellation in the southern sky. It is one of twelve constellations created by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman and it first appeared on a 35-cm diameter celestial globe published in 1597 (or 1598) in Amsterdam by Plancius with Jodocus Hondius. The first depiction of this constellation in a celestial atlas was in Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603.

USS Pavo (AK-139) was an Crater-class cargo ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy for service in World War II, named after the constellation Pavo. She was responsible for delivering troops, goods and equipment to locations in the war zone.

Peas----peac~oc.k, called by the Greeks and Romans the bird of Juno. The Romans gave a god to everything existing - man, the tree, the state, the storeroom etc. So Juno is the goddess of womanhood, and the various titles given her, are of the different parts of a woman's life, as Juno the goddess of "birth," of "marriage," etc. This idea of a personified woman became identified with the Greek goddess Hera, who became known to the Romans through the cities of Greece at an early time. In the way Juno came to be considered the jealous wife of Jupiter, as represented in Virgil, just as Hera is the spouse of Zeus in Homer.

In mythology, the peacock was the sacred bird of Hera, who drove through the air in a chariot drawn by peacocks. How the peacock came to have eyes on its tail is the subject of a Greek myth that began one day when Zeus turned his illicit love Io into a white cow to disguise her from his wife, Hera, who nearly caught them together. Hera was suspicious and put the heifer under the guardianship of Argus, who tethered the animal to an olive tree. Argus(sugar) was ideally suited to the task of watchman, since he had 100 eyes, of which only two were resting at a time while the others kept a look out. Wherever Argus stood, he could always keep several of his eyes on Io(10).[Argus<>sugar...sugar coat Sugar comes from the Latin(saccharum) Greek and Arabic(sukkar). Sucker]

Zeus sent his son Hermes to release Io from her captivity. Hermes swooped down to Earth and spent the day with Argus, telling him stories and playing his reed pipes until, one by one, the eyes of Argus became sleepy and began to close. When Argus was finally asleep, Hermes lopped off his head and released the heifer. Hera placed the eyes of Argus on the tail of the peacock.

Laramie Peacock of NBC

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw

Director John Tydeman introduces his production of George Bernard Shaw's classic starring Imelda Staunton and Simon Cadell.

Imelda Staunton and Simon Cadell star in George Bernard Shaw's classic play about the refinement of Eliza Doolittle.

Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own.

Freemasonry is a System of Morality veiled in Allegory and Illustrated by Symbols


Friday, December 3, 2010

The Hedgehog and the Pig.eons

A hedgehog once took up his abode under a palm-tree, on which roosted a pair of wood-pigeons, that had made their nest there and lived an easy life, and he said to himself, 'These pigeons eat of the fruit of the palm-tree, and I have no means of getting at it; but needs must I go about with them.' So he dug a hole at the foot of the palm-tree, and took up his lodging there, he and his wife. Moreover, he made a piece of prayer besides the hole, in which he shut himself and made a show of piety and abstinence and renunciation of the world.

The male pigeon saw him praying and worshiping and inclined to him for his much devoutness and said to him, 'How long hast thou been thus?' 'Thirty years,' replied the hedgehog. 'What is thy food?' asked the bird and the other answered, 'What falls from the palm tree.' And what is thy clothing?' asked the pigeon. 'Prickles,' replied the hedgehog; 'I profit by their roughness.' 'And why,' continued the bird, 'hast thou chosen this place rather than another?' 'I chose it, answered the hedgehog, 'that I might guide the erring into the right way and teach the ignorant.' I has thought thee other-guise than this,' rejoined the pigeon; 'but now I feel a yearning for that which is with thee.'

Quoth the hedgehog, 'I fear lest they deed belie thy speech and thou be even as the husbandman, who neglected to sow in season, saying, "I fear lest the days bring me not to my desire, and so I shall only waste my substance by making haste to sow." When the time of harvest came and he saw the folk gathering in their crops, he repented him of what he had lost by his tardiness and died of chagrin and vexation.' 'What then shall I do,' asked the pigeon, 'that I may be free from the bonds of the world and give myself up altogether to the service of my Lord?' 'Betake thee to preparing for the next world,' answered the hedgehog, 'and content thyself with a pittance of food'

'How can I do this,' said the pigeon, 'I that a bird and may not go beyond the palm-tree whereon is my food? Nor, could I do so, do I know another place wherein I may abide.' Quoth the hedgehog, 'Thou canst shake down of the fruit of the palm what shall suffice thee and thy wife for a year's victual; then do ye take up your abode in a nest under the tree, that ye make seek to guided in the right way, and do ye turn to what ye have shaken down and store it up against the time of need; and the fruits are spent and the time is long upon you, address yourselves to abstinence from food.'

'May God requite thee with good,' exclaimed the pigeon, 'for the fair intent with which thou hast reminded me of the world to come and hast directed me into the right way!' Then he and his wife busied themselves in knocking down the dates, till noting was left on the palm-tree, whilst the hedgehog, finding whereof to eat, rejoined and filled his den with dates, storing them up for his subsistence and saying in himself, 'When the pigeon and his wife have need of their provant, they will seek it of me, trusting in my devoutness and abstinence; and from what they have heard of my pious counsels and admonitions, they will draw near unto me. Then will I seize them and eat them, after which I shall have the place and all that drops from the palm-tree, to suffice me.'

Presently the pigeon and his wife came down and finding that the hedgehog had carried off all dates, said to him, 'O pious and devout-spoken hedgehog of good counsel, we can find no sign of the dates and know not on what else we shall feed.' 'Belike,' replied the hedgehog, 'the winds have carried them away; but the turning from the provision to the Provider is of the essence of prosperity, and He who cuts the corners of the mouth will not leave it without victual.' And he gave not over preaching to them thus making a show of piety and cozening them with fine words, til they put faith in him and entered his den, without suspicion, whereupon he sprang to the door and gnashed his tusks, and the pigeon, seeing his perfidy manifested, said to him, 'What has tonight to do with yester-night? Knowest thou not that there is a Helper for the oppressed?

Persian Tales: 10101 Nights


(Jack Yellin / Ted Shapiro)
A Musical Monologue by Sophie Tucker

I've often heard it said and sung
That life is sweetest when you're young
And kids, sixteen to twenty-one
Think they're having all the fun
I disagree, I say it isn't so
And I'm one gal who ought to know
I started young and I'm still going strong
But I've learned as I've gone along.......

That life begins at forty
That's when love and living start to become a gentle art
A woman who's been careful finds that's when she's in her prime
And a good man when he's forty knows just how to take his time

Conservative or sporty, it's not until you're forty
That you learn the how and why and the what and when
In the twenties and the thirties you want your love in large amounts
But after you reach forty, it's the quality that counts

Yes, life begins at forty
And I've just begun to live all over again

You see the sweetest things in life grow sweeter as the years roll on
Like the music from a violin that has been well played upon
And the sweetest smoke is from a mellow, broken and old pipe
And the sweetest tasting peach is one that's mature, round and ripe

In the twenties and the thirties you're just an amateur
But after you reach forty, that's when you become a connoisseur
Then it isn't grab and get it and a straight line for the door
You're not hasty, you're tasty, you enjoy things so much more

For instance, a novice gulps his brandy down, he doesn't understand
Observe a connoisseur, the way he holds it in his hand
How he strokes the glass, fondles it, warms it as he should
Smaks his lips, aahhh, slowly sips, hah, boy, it tastes good

Life begins at forty
Then it isn't hit and run and you find much more fun
You romance a girl of twenty and it costs you all your dough
But when a forty thanks you, she hates to see you go

And girls of twenty, all they want are big men
Big men with strong physiques
I don't say that it's bad
But you do get tired of those damn Greeks

Life begins at forty
And I'm just living all over again