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No Scam Here Folks, No Siree !

OK Folks, Suppose for just a moment that I was a spirit medium. Let's also pretend that I have a big stick reputed to have magical powers. Now imagine that I told you that I could get fully refined diesel fuel from a rock just by tapping it with my stick. How about if you were the president of a third world country and I asked you for a billion dollars for this secret which would solve your country's energy problems for a century or more.... Would you go for it? You would? Better read this.

Plants may be smarter than you think.

Wired Magazine posted this offering which Duncan sent to me. Boy, this is deja-vu all over again....This is the stuff that we've been working with for nearly a decade and finally some "legitimate" science is being done. We've dealt with the connection between sound and plants for years and have some interesting results logged. It's a difficult area to work in since so many outside influences determine the level of cooperation one can expect from a plant during the experiment process. Every now and then there is a "eureka moment" when everything seems to fall into place and we are able to duplicate some of the results obtained by other researchers in the field. It's nice to see that some well funded work may now get under way and you can rest assured that we will be watching the results with great interest.

So slide on up to the Wired site and read this fine article being sure to follow the links as well.

New Nazca Lines Discovered

Why would a culture create art which no earthbound human would ever be able to see and appreciate? Peru's Nazca lines fall into this category as their precisely crafted graphic images are visible only from high altitude or perhaps even space. This article on viewzone.com gives new insight into these images and describes newly discovered ones. This is well worth a read.

Smile, Comb your hair. You're on Google!

I think our late friend and partner in crime, John Norseen would be proud of me for digging up these tidbits of social paranoia. Truth is, they are beginning to scare the hell out of me. I guess I can take a little comfort knowing that we here in the US are not alone when it comes to snooping on the public . Norseen may yet have the last laugh!

Back to the Moon?

If someone asked me to relate the things which most impacted my life in 1969, I'd have to submit two offerings: first, I had hair, and second Apollo 11 and the first Lunar landing by human beings. I sat in front of an old black and white teevee and watched spellbound along with the rest of the world as the event unfolded. The world would never be the same. America would go on to make five more landings ending with Apollo 17 in December of 1972. Now, three and a half decades later, my hair is gone and no further manned Lunar exploration has taken place. We had made our point and beaten the Soviets to the moon by a very narrow margin. Now it seems as if nearly everyone is interested in getting back on the Lunar bandwagon. Check this site for more information. Who will plant the next flag and perhaps lay claim to our neighbor and it's riches?