Archive for January, 2011
After James Cameron’s last movie ‘Avatar’, I felt it was interesting to post this trailer for his latest movie…
Premis: An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.
A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
A big thank you to my dear friend Lou for this one!
Date: January 2, 2011 5:15 PM
Drug company whistle-blower Cheryl Eckard tells Scott Pelley about her experience trying to fix problems at a pharmaceutical factory that made her a key figure in a federal lawsuit and a multimillionaire.
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1:52 AM
Egypt unplugs Internet as protests loom; “unprecedented in Internet history”
About a half-hour past midnight Friday morning in Egypt, the Internet went dead.
Almost simultaneously, the handful of companies that pipe the Internet into and out of Egypt went dark as protesters were gearing up for a fresh round of demonstrations calling for the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30-year rule, experts said.
Egypt has apparently done what many technologists thought was unthinkable for any country with a major Internet economy: It unplugged itself entirely from the Internet to try and silence dissent.
Experts say it’s unlikely that what’s happened in Egypt could happen in the United States because the U.S. has numerous Internet providers and ways of connecting to the Internet. Coordinating a simultaneous shutdown would be a massive undertaking.
“It can’t happen here,” said Jim Cowie, the chief technology officer and a co-founder of Renesys, a network security firm in Manchester, New Hampshire, that studies Internet disruptions. “How many people would you have to call to shut down the U.S. Internet? Hundreds, thousands maybe? We have enough Internet here that we can have our own Internet. If you cut it off, that leads to a philosophical question: Who got cut off from the Internet, us or the rest of the world?”
The Transitional Alchemy Tour recordings are now available as a digital download. Over 12 hours of live audio recordings of Neil Kramer & KMO on transition, reality tunnels, singularities, the inner landscape, models of empowerment, social and personal transformation and paths to authenticity. Plus live Q&A sessions with audiences, bonus special guest discussion and photos.
For more information, please click on the link below:
This episode was filmed in Bath and Bristol, England featuring special guests such as Michael Tsarion, Neil Hague, Ralph Ellis, Leo Rutherford, Neil Kramer, Dan Tatman and Peter Taylor. We also interview a priest, university students, teachers and of course a couple random pub interviews. We begin the show discussing the symbolism of two major corporations, Starbucks and Apple. What is really being said in logos?
For much more information, please visit: http://www.redicecreations.com/
For more information on Symbolism, check out: https://mishunderstanding.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/is-there-more-to-corporate-logos-than-meets-the-eye/
Tim will be playing at the ARC3 Convention…
To check out his beautiful music, please visit his MySpace page:
I love the notion of Arcadia; a paradise or golden age lost in antiquity, preserved in mythology, and commemorated by countless generations. In harmony with this theme, I’ve chosen the motif of a bee entering a hive – brilliantly designed by Mark Foster – as a symbol of an initiate’s immersion in knowledge, for this is what a beehive represents, esoterically; the collective wisdom of the ages.
Arcadia provides a perspective on history’s mysteries. And while it features my writing, research and insights, it also showcases the new and fascinating ideas of others, both in the Forum and in Guest Articles. Want to share your work? Well then, this is your chance.
Welcome to Arcadia. Now that you’ve entered the hive, isn’t it time you immersed yourself in the mysteries?
Arcadia is a state of mind.
Click here to visit his website: http://www.andrewgough.com/
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
A company representing Spider-man / Evil Dead director Sam Raimi has recently acquired the movie rights to this 1951 post-apocalyptic novel by British science fiction author John Wyndham.
In the book the Earth is overrun by a breed of human-flesh eating plants known as “triffids” after a meteor shower has left most of humanity permanently blind. A handful of survivors however manage to elude the creatures and survive in the process.
(In his book about the history of sci-fi, Billion Year Spree, writer Brian Aldiss supplies Day of the Triffids as an example of what he termed the “cosy catastrophe” SF subgenre in which a handful of survivors somehow manage to eke out a relatively comfortable existence even though the rest of humanity is wiped out. Who needs telephone hygienists after all, eh? )
Wyndham’s book has been filmed thrice already: as a horribly bad 1963 American B-movie and two British TV productions, one in the early 1980s and another as recent as 2009. This particular brand of post-apocalyptic subgenre is of course nothing new and plot strands from Day of the Triffids have made its way into the likes of 28 Days Later amongst others throughout the years.
How seriously audiences will take the notion of killer plants is another matter altogether. For many audiences it is a subject ripe for parody as the musical version of Little Shop of Horrors has illustrated. The recent The Ruins, which featured killer vines, for instance didn’t go down particularly well with audiences.
However, if anyone can make an invasion by killer plants work it’d have to be Sam Raimi who is currently fishing round for a new project now that his Spider-man 4 project fell through and is being re-booted as they in Hollywood-ese without him or any of the original films’ stars. After all, his debut movie Evil Dead famously featured a woman raped by a tree . . . No, seriously.
It is unclear at this stage whether Raimi will direct the project himself or just produce it.
Here’s my latest poster design for the Alternative Research Community (ARC). Click here to find out more: http://www.arcconvention.org/ARC3.html
What do you picture when you hear the word “anarchy?” Do you picture a mob of angry people smashing windows and looting televisions? Do you picture fire, destruction, and carnage? Do you picture idiots with T-shirts tied around their faces throwing rocks and tipping over cars?
If you are like most Americans, these are the exact images that pop into your head, and that is very unfortunate. Although many people (correctly) believe that chaos would be the absolute end result of anarchy, it is important to remember that “anarchy” itself is not a synonym for “chaos” (although it is quite often and unfairly used that way).
Unfortunately, one bad apple spoils the bunch, and most people who openly call themselves “anarchists” are those bad apples. The ironic part is, most of these people are “anti-capitalists” and, therefore, support political systems where governments control economies. How can you honestly call yourself an anarchist if you support government control of anything?
Ask and It Is Given is the bestselling book by Esther and Jerry Hicks on the teachings of Abraham.
If you’d like to learn more about Esther and Jerry Hicks and the teachings of Abraham, this is the place to start. The new book summarizes all that has been taught since 1986, plus introduces new processes and approaches to having it all now…
Align yourself with well-being and everything becomes possible!
Publisher: Hay House
Date: October 2004
More info can be found at: http://www.abraham-hickslawofattraction.com/lawofattractionstore/product/ASK.html
To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect.
If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of THE POWER OF NOW. It’s a book to be revisited again and again. An international bestselling phenomenon, this book has inspired a generation and is as popular today as it was a decade ago when first published.
The history of this planet shows that people have been penalized for free thinking. We live in the greatest tyranny this world can hold. A tyranny that reaches far and colonizes space. We are being unaware of it because we’re being fed a story that is only a part of the truth.
A dark shroud has been cast over our consciousness, a darkness so vast that many of us are truly afraid to live. But sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greatest gems of light. Only in the darkness light can be seen. Like a beautiful star in the night sky.
Please click on the link below to visit the site and to hear Karen Sawyer’s latest interview:
The film follows two geeky guys who discover an intergalatic intruder has been living amongst the humans for 60 years. Paul has even been advising the government and the film industry, claiming DAVID DUCHOVNY‘s fictional role as Agent Mulder in The X Files was “my idea”.
But when the trio embark on a road trip, they form an unlikely bond. Simon said of his character: “Graham’s very sweet, he’s an innocent. “He’s a guy that can’t really function well in society because he’s very shy. “Paul enables him to have the confidence to ask a girl out… after he falls for one-eyed Ruth.”
Paul hits screens on Feb 14.
Source Code centers on a soldier (Gyllenhaal) who, as part of an experimental government program to investigate a terrorist incident, finds himself in the body of an unknown commuter living and reliving a harrowing train bombing until he can find out who is responsible for it.
Farmiga will play a hands-on communications officer controlling Gyllenhaal as he travels through time and space. Monaghan is a woman on the train with whom the man is involved romantically.
Outstanding video which depicts that consciousness is what drives and shapes everything. This means ultimately everything in the universe and that even matter is consciousness in the most subtlest and dense form. Be careful what you think… It might come true. This video has David Lynch, David Icke, Gregg Braden, Grant Morrisson, Michael Talbot, David Wilcock, Wayne Dyer, Neil Kramer and many others in it.
The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale used to express the total amount of energy released by an earthquake. Its values typically fall between 0 and 9, with each increase of 1 representing a 10-fold increase in energy.
Wikipedia info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale
Size and Frequency of Occurrence.
There are around 500,000 earthquakes each year. About 100,000 of these can actually be felt. Minor earthquakes occur nearly constantly around the world in places like California and Alaska in the U.S., as well as in Guatemala. Chile, Peru, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, the Azores in Portugal, Turkey, New Zealand, Greece, Italy, and Japan, but earthquakes can occur almost anywhere, including New York City, London, and Australia.
Larger earthquakes occur less frequently, the relationship being exponential; for example, roughly ten times as many earthquakes larger than magnitude 4 occur in a particular time period than earthquakes larger than magnitude 5. In the (low seismicity) United Kingdom, for example, it has been calculated that the average recurrences are: an earthquake of 3.7 – 4.6 every year, an earthquake of 4.7 – 5.5 every 10 years, and an earthquake of 5.6 or larger every 100 years. This is an example of the Gutenberg-Richter law.
RECENT EARTHQUAKE HISTORY:
Thank you to Liz for this one. Here’s a link to a website that hosts data of all the earthquakes globally over the last seven days: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php
Quake recorded in west of Scotland.
A small earthquake has hit the west of Scotland, the British Geological Survey said.
The quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale and was recorded in Glenuig, west of Fort William, at 6.02am on Sunday.
It was felt in Skye, Mull, Inverness and Oban and is the largest earthquake recorded in the area since January 2008, when a tremor of the same magnitude was recorded near Glenfinnan.
The survey said such an earthquake can be felt as far as 120 km away. One person reported being awoken by “noise and vibration” during the quake.
Glenuig is a remote village of around 30 residents in Moidart, west Lochaber. Until the mid-1960s the community could only be reached by foot or by boat.
A quake of 3.5 is classed as minor and no one reported any damage in the area after it happened.
Northern England has been shaken by two earthquakes in recent weeks. One measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale struck near Ripon, North Yorkshire, on January 3 and was felt as far afield as West Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear and Cumbria.
The rumble came after a quake of magnitude 3.5 which hit Coniston in the Lake District on December 21.
Steve MacFarlane, director of the Glenuig Inn, said he was awoken by the tremor which he says created a crack in the hotel’s car park.
He said: “I thought I was having a dream. I woke up and the dog woke up but then I went back to sleep. When I got up later I had a Google alert telling me there had been an earthquake.”
Other recent UK earthquakes:
- Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire.
- Magnitude: 3.6
- Date: Monday, 3rd January 2011.
- Article: https://mishunderstanding.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/did-you-hear-about-the-earthquake-in-yorkshire-uk/
- Location: Coniston, Cumbria.
- Magnitude: 3.5
- Date: Tuesday, 21st December 2010.
- Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12056634
- What is the Richter Scale?
(Actually the film is due for release on March 4th, 2011 (U.S.)
Another “found footage” movie like Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project.
This time the footage involves Apollo 18 – a mission to the moon in the 1970s which NASA claims never happened. However the newly discovered footage which NASA has been keeping under wraps all these years proves the existence of, er, killer aliens on the moon.
Sean Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
And here’s the original 1982 ‘Tron’ trailer…
Gossip: Apparently… Mark Zuckerberg is a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi http://www.aepi.org/ whose motto is “No one could tell me where my soul might be; I searched for G-d, but He eluded me; I sought my brother out and found all three.”
More information and a review of the documentry, click here: http://screenrant.com/collapse-movie-reviews-kofi-40128/