TRUMP PRESIDENCY —-KUSHNER —- GOLAN CIPEL—-MOSSAD

Wide Awake Gentile

Jared Kushner who is Jewish  is the son in law  of President Elect Donald Trump He is also the son of Charles Kushner a very interesting character who was CONVICTED for tax fraud and witness tampering

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In 2005, following an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Kushner was convicted of making illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering. The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Chris Christie, negotiated a plea agreement and Kushner was sentenced to two years in prison and released after one year.

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Now as President Elect Trumps son in law Kushner jnr is making sure Chris Christie is left out in the cold in the new Trump Cabinet

But thats just a small titbit about Kushner Snr

Whats really important is another Kushner tale ……..one involving the gay Governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey and a…

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Come meet the Elders.

Simply Jews – a cabal of critically undermedicated schemers

9 June 2007

Believe it or not: Che Guevara is Jewish!

I don’t know what to say.

The whole Elders’ HQ is buzzing like a hornets’ nest that senses an approaching bear and just waits for the command “go”.

The problem is, there is nowhere to go at the moment. The wench is dead…

But let’s start from the beginning – which is another lament on the poor state of the Elders’ archive caused by the stupid decision to keep the accounting records in the same building, thus increasing the flammability quotient of the whole sky high.

Of course, as a result a lot of information is lost irretrievably, and we are forced to scrounge data by bits and pieces in a most humiliating manner.

Like from this story.

About this man:

(Being of pluralistic persuasion, I allowed you to settle on a picture of your choice.

You may try to guess which one I like most, but no prizes.)

The story is translated from Russian with the kind assistance of Babelfish (due to my laziness), so apologies for the result (selected quotes only).

Some see in him a fanatic and pitiless killer, who was desperately rushing forward seeking death, leading the naive and blindly devoted to him people, foolhardily taking other people’s lives in the name of questionable and erroneous ideas.

Others consider him a glorious hero, defender of weak and oppressed, romantic leader of entire generations of youngsters.

Who was he in reality, this ardent Latin American revolutionary, who reached the peaks of authority on “the island of freedom” and was killed in the foreign land, the object of devotion by his friends and of hate to his enemies even after death?

Only forty years after the death of Ernesto Guevara, the declassified materials from the archives of intelligence services of super-powers opened to us the true background of the improbable and tragic events, which overturned the life of Comandante. New documents bared with penetrating clarity the dramatic fate of the hero, who learned the secret of his Jewish origin, returned to his people and faith and died in search for salvation of the land and people of Israel.

Probably, everything began at the end of 1964. Possibly then Ernesto’s mother, sensing close death (she will die in May 1965) disclosed to her son the surprising history of its life. Celia De La Serna was borne in 1908 into Buenos Aires religious family of Jewish emigrants from Russia. Girl named – Celia in memory of her aunt killed during the pogroms. Until age of eighteen Celia Sheinerman grew in the closed and stuffy emigrant ghetto, getting traditional Jewish education. However, upon official maturity, she immediately left the parents’ house and religion, changed her Jewish name and only an year later married Ernesto Guevara Linch, a native of Argentina a. A year later she gave birth to Ernesto. Neither Che nor his four brothers and sisters ever suspected their Jewish roots.

Celia has thoroughly hidden her Jewishness, without telling about it even to her husband. Nevertheless, not long before death, she entrusts her secret to her dear son. The shaken Che learns that, according to Jewish tradition, he is a Jew and that in the old world he has close relatives along the maternal line. Celia knew from her parents that her brother Samuel, eighteen years older than she, remained in Russia. Like her sister, he left the house of his parents, for Zionist reasons, after refusing to go into Argentina. Celia knew about him only that after the departure of his parents, he left to Caucasus, and from there moved to Palestine.

It is only possible to guess the confusion caused by the revelations of his mother in Che’s soul. Never before thinking much about Jews or about Israel, he begins to study greedily everything he can find about his people. The Jewish state, liberated from the British colonial regime, that knew how to protect itself from the bourgeois Arab regimes won his sympathy in early days, but now he feels that something stronger connected him to Israel.
(Now, now, be patient – the fireworks have not yet started!)
On 19 February, 1965, Guevara arrives to Egypt. In the United Arab Republic, which included then Egypt and Syria, Che will stay for a week week until 24 February. And then on 1 March he reappears in the Nile valley, remaining in Egypt for almost two weeks. But where has the Cuban minister spent the days between February 24 and March 1? The answer to this question became known only in 2007, when some CIA documents were declassified.

On 25 February, 1965, Guevara leaves Egypt for Cyprus, and from there arrives to Israel, having for the first time entered the land of his ancestors. Guevara arrives in Israel incognito, he turns himself to the emigration service in Haifa in the almost futile attempt to find the family of his uncle; and the miracle happens: he reveals that he has a cousin of the same age!

However, the cousin also did not preserve the parental surname. Eventually Ernesto Che Guevara meets in in Tel Aviv this cousin, the commander of the division of the combat training section of general staff, recently promoted to the rank of Major General – Ariel Sharon.

Brothers Sheinerman, 1965

See – I promised you a bomb. But wait, we are not done yet…
Guevara again levels charges at the USSR, hinting that it “sells its aid to people revolutions”, for its own profit. In Moscow the speech is perceived as an insult, relations between Che and Fidel Castro are damaged finally.

On 14 March Comandante arrives into Havana, and on April 1 he writes the farewell letters to his parents, children and his former nearest friend – Fidel, in which, he rejects the Cuban citizenship. In spring of 1965 Che leaves Cuba, heading in unknown direction.

According to the official version, Che appears in the Belgian Congo, where allegedly he trains the partisans for the purpose of the overthrow of government. However, the extremely unsuccessful shooting war in Congo proves the fact that for Che the Congo is only a cover. In reality, he does not stay in Africa and arrives in Jerusalem immediately.

The cousin acquaints Guevara with his friend and contemporary – rabbi Eliyahu Shaar Ishuv Cohen, who occupies at that moment the post of the deputy mayor of the capital. Under the guidance of Shaar Ishuv Cohen, Guevara begins his way to the Jewish tradition, studying Tora in central yeshiva of religious-Zionist movement – Yeshivat Merkaz Ha Rav.
There is more, much, much more in the story, but I am exhausted and our field operatives shall gather more information, so I shall quit here. I am sure that you are exhausted too by now, and that your flabber is thoroughly gasted.

Only one thought would not leave my tired brain.

What does this news do to the poster industry?

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.

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The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

OVER THE PAST CENTURY, HUNDREDS OF SHIPS AND PLANES HAVE GONE MISSING IN A MYSTERIOUS STRETCH OF WATER IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN CALLED THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE. IS THERE A SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION FOR THESE DISAPPEARANCES?

The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

OVER THE PAST CENTURY, HUNDREDS OF SHIPS AND PLANES HAVE GONE MISSING IN A MYSTERIOUS STRETCH OF WATER IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN CALLED THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE. IS THERE A SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION FOR THESE DISAPPEARANCES?

Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda are prime holiday destinations boasting sun, beaches and coral seas.

But between these idyllic settings, there is a dark side: countless ships and planes have mysteriously gone missing in the one and a half million square miles of ocean separating them.

About 60 years ago, the area was claiming about five planes every day and was nicknamed the Bermuda Triangle by a magazine in 1964.

Today, about that many planes disappear in the region each year and there are a number of theories explaining what could be happening.

Bermuda triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, a stretch of water between Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Florida, has been the site of many plane and ship disappearances.

Twins George and David Rothschild are among the first passengers to have experienced bizarre effects in the Bermuda Triangle.

In 1952, when they were 19 years old, the two naval men had to make an emergency trip home on a navy light aircraft, north over the Florida Keys, to attend their father’s funeral.

“We had been flying for probably 20 or 30 minutes when all of a sudden the pilot yelled out that the instruments were dead and he became very frantic, says George Rothschild.

He had lost his bearings, and not only did he not know where he was, he also had no idea how much gas was left in the fuel tanks.

After what seemed like hours, they landed safely in Norfolk, on the Florida coast.

Some speculate that it had nothing to do with the location, but rather the instruments that were available at the time.

Pilot Robert Grant says that back in the 1940s, navigating a plane involved a lot of guesswork since they relied completely on a magnetic compass to guide them. Dead reckoning was used, which means that pilots would trust their compass and then estimate how the wind would influence their planned flight path to remain on track.

No matter what your mind tells you, you must stay on that course says Grant. If you don�t, and you start turning to wherever you think you should be going, then you’re toast.

The landscape of the island of Bermuda is quite unique: it is a remote coral reef precariously perched on a massive extinct volcano.

Fisherman Sloan Wakefield, who knows the waters of the Bermuda Triangle very well, thinks that the weather could be responsible for some of the disappearances.

Because the island is a dot in the Atlantic Ocean, it gets weather from everywhere and it can change in a heartbeat.

One minute, you can be looking at good weather, and the next moment you’ve got a low front coming through, he says.

He has already seen 15 to 20 foot (4.6m to 6m) waves on the sea.

Hurricane Harvey
Credit: NASA

An image of Tropical Storm Harvey, which hit Bermuda in August 2005.

Hurricanes are common in the Bermuda Triangle area. In the Atlantic Ocean, they typically originate off the African coast and thrive off the moisture of the warm, tropical waters. Hurricane records from the past 100 years have shown that they often head west for the United States but swerve into the waters of the Bermuda Triangle at the last minute. Jim Lushine, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Florida studies the weather in the Bermuda Triangle and says that there are more hurricanes in that particular area than in any other in the Atlantic basin.

But thunderstorms in the area can be just as dangerous. In 1986, a historic ship called the Pride of Baltimore vanished from radar screens while it was in the Bermuda Triangle, making a trip from the Caribbean to Baltimore. About four and a half days later, the wreckage and eight survivors were found and they revealed that the ship had been hit by a microburst: 80 mile per hour winds emanating from a freak thunderstorm. It happened so quickly that the crew didn�t have time to make a distress call. �The ship was sunk in the downburst, unfortunately with a great loss of life,� says Lushine. �Similar downbursts are probably responsible for some of the sunken ships in the Bermuda Triangle.�

Even more unpredictable than thunderstorms are waterspouts. These can be caused by tornadoes that move out to sea or rotating columns of air that drop from thunderstorms, creating a vortex of spray. When the moisture condenses, it forms a twisting column that connects the sea to the clouds. Jim Edds, an amateur fisherman who chases and films waterspouts for fun, says that if you are out at night and a tornado-like waterspout develops – the really big, strong ones with high velocity – it can flip your vessel over.

BUBBLING METHANE

Seismic activity at the bottom of the ocean can also be an explanation for disappearing ships. Scientists have discovered that huge bubbles of methane gas can violently erupt without warning from the ocean floor and at least one oil rig is thought to have sunk because of this phenomenon. Ralph Richardson, the director of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, claims that a large pocket of gas could surround a ship, causing it to lose buoyancy and disappear without warning.

At the U.S. Navy�s research centre in California, Bruce Denardo, an expert in fluid dynamics, has proved that bubbles from methane gas eruptions could be responsible for vanishing ships in the open ocean. Water pressure causes objects to float, and the deeper the water, the greater the pressure exerted to keep the object floating at the surface. If bubbles from methane are introduced, they lower the density of the water. They take up space, but the volume of water stays the same, causing the buoyant force to decrease. In an experiment with a ball in water, Denardo can demonstrate that the ball sinks deeper and deeper down in water as the amount of bubbles increases, until it reaches a critical point where it sinks completely. �If a ship were to take on enough water, it would sink to the bottom and stay there,� says Denardo.

Wormhole
Credit: Les Bossinas, NASA

An artist’s representation of a spaceship entering a wormhole.

A MYSTERIOUS TIME WARP?

Others have more far out explanations for the Bermuda Triangle disappearances. Property developer Bruce Gernon claims that on December 4th 1970, when he flew from the island of Andross in the Bahamas to Florida, he experienced a distortion in space time. He had made the same trip on many occasions, but he claims that his journey that day was much faster than usual. �I noticed a huge U-shaped opening in the clouds, but as I approached it, the top of the opening closed and it became a horizontal tunnel that appeared to be 10 to 15 miles long,� he says. �When the aircraft entered the tunnel, some lines, which I call time lines, appeared which were rotating counter-clockwise. It was difficult to keep it level and concentrate on the other end of the tunnel which was aiming directly for Miami.�

Gernon claims that when he came out of the tunnel, it closed fast behind him and he was surrounded by a strange fog. His instruments had stopped working and Air Traffic Control had no radar trace of his plane � until they realized that it was actually over Miami beach. Given the time they had been flying, they should still have been about 45 minutes away from Miami. After researching what could have happened, Genon is now writing a book about his experience. �I have come to the conclusion that we experienced a space time warp of a hundred miles in thirty minutes,� he says.

Is this scientifically feasible? About 80 years ago, Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity which claimed that huge spinning objects could distort space and time in their surroundings. Although NASA researchers have now found signs that black holes and neutron stars appear to warp space time, it is still a far cry from concepts introduced by science fiction like wormholes, or tunnels in space time that provide travellers with an express route between different dimensions and great distances.

Explanations for the vanishings in the Bermuda Triangle are all still theories. But especially for people who have witnessed bizarre events in this area, there is a strong desire to find some answers. One author, Gian Quasar, has been investigating every single plane and ship disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle and has listed every case on a massive internet database at http://www.bermuda-triangle.org/. With initiatives like this and further research, perhaps the mystery will come to a conclusion.

Five Avengers (USN Photo)

Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda are prime holiday destinations boasting sun, beaches and coral seas. But between these idyllic settings, there is a dark side: countless ships and planes have mysteriously gone missing in the one and a half million square miles of ocean separating them. About 60 years ago, the area was claiming about five planes every day and was nicknamed the Bermuda Triangle by a magazine in 1964. Today, about that many planes disappear in the region each year and there are a number of theories explaining what could be happening.

The Bermuda Triangle, a stretch of water between Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Florida, has been the site of many plane and ship disappearances.

Twins George and David Rothschild are among the first passengers to have experienced bizarre effects in the Bermuda Triangle. In 1952, when they were 19 years old, the two naval men had to make an emergency trip home on a navy light aircraft, north over the Florida Keys, to attend their father�s funeral. �We had been flying for probably 20 or 30 minutes when all of a sudden the pilot yelled out that the instruments were dead and he became very frantic,� says George Rothschild. He had lost his bearings, and not only did he not know where he was, he also had no idea how much gas was left in the fuel tanks. After what seemed like hours, they landed safely in Norfolk, on the Florida coast.

Some speculate that it had nothing to do with the location, but rather the instruments that were available at the time. Pilot Robert Grant says that back in the 1940s, navigating a plane involved a lot of guesswork since they relied completely on a magnetic compass to guide them. �Dead reckoning� was used, which means that pilots would trust their compass and then estimate how the wind would influence their planned flight path to remain on track. �No matter what your mind tells you, you must stay on that course,� says Grant. �If you don�t, and you start turning to wherever you think you should be going, then you�re toast.�

The landscape of the island of Bermuda is quite unique: it is a remote coral reef precariously perched on a massive extinct volcano. Fisherman Sloan Wakefield, who knows the waters of the Bermuda Triangle very well, thinks that the weather could be responsible for some of the disappearances. �Because the island is a dot in the Atlantic Ocean, it gets weather from everywhere and it can change in a heartbeat. One minute, you can be looking at good weather, and the next moment you�ve got a low front coming through,� he says. He has already seen 15 to 20 foot (4.6m to 6m) waves on the sea.

Credit: NASA

An image of Tropical Storm Harvey, which hit Bermuda in August 2005.

Hurricanes are common in the Bermuda Triangle area. In the Atlantic Ocean, they typically originate off the African coast and thrive off the moisture of the warm, tropical waters. Hurricane records from the past 100 years have shown that they often head west for the United States but swerve into the waters of the Bermuda Triangle at the last minute. Jim Lushine, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Florida studies the weather in the Bermuda Triangle and says that there are more hurricanes in that particular area than in any other in the Atlantic basin.

But thunderstorms in the area can be just as dangerous. In 1986, a historic ship called the Pride of Baltimore vanished from radar screens while it was in the Bermuda Triangle, making a trip from the Caribbean to Baltimore. About four and a half days later, the wreckage and eight survivors were found and they revealed that the ship had been hit by a microburst: 80 mile per hour winds emanating from a freak thunderstorm. It happened so quickly that the crew didn�t have time to make a distress call. �The ship was sunk in the downburst, unfortunately with a great loss of life,� says Lushine. �Similar downbursts are probably responsible for some of the sunken ships in the Bermuda Triangle.�

Even more unpredictable than thunderstorms are waterspouts. These can be caused by tornadoes that move out to sea or rotating columns of air that drop from thunderstorms, creating a vortex of spray. When the moisture condenses, it forms a twisting column that connects the sea to the clouds. Jim Edds, an amateur fisherman who chases and films waterspouts for fun, says that if you are out at night and a tornado-like waterspout develops – the really big, strong ones with high velocity – it can flip your vessel over.

BUBBLING METHANE

Seismic activity at the bottom of the ocean can also be an explanation for disappearing ships. Scientists have discovered that huge bubbles of methane gas can violently erupt without warning from the ocean floor and at least one oil rig is thought to have sunk because of this phenomenon. Ralph Richardson, the director of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, claims that a large pocket of gas could surround a ship, causing it to lose buoyancy and disappear without warning.

At the U.S. Navy�s research centre in California, Bruce Denardo, an expert in fluid dynamics, has proved that bubbles from methane gas eruptions could be responsible for vanishing ships in the open ocean. Water pressure causes objects to float, and the deeper the water, the greater the pressure exerted to keep the object floating at the surface. If bubbles from methane are introduced, they lower the density of the water. They take up space, but the volume of water stays the same, causing the buoyant force to decrease. In an experiment with a ball in water, Denardo can demonstrate that the ball sinks deeper and deeper down in water as the amount of bubbles increases, until it reaches a critical point where it sinks completely. �If a ship were to take on enough water, it would sink to the bottom and stay there,� says Denardo.

Credit: Les Bossinas, NASA

An artist’s representation of a spaceship entering a wormhole.

A MYSTERIOUS TIME WARP?

Others have more far out explanations for the Bermuda Triangle disappearances. Property developer Bruce Gernon claims that on December 4th 1970, when he flew from the island of Andross in the Bahamas to Florida, he experienced a distortion in space time. He had made the same trip on many occasions, but he claims that his journey that day was much faster than usual. �I noticed a huge U-shaped opening in the clouds, but as I approached it, the top of the opening closed and it became a horizontal tunnel that appeared to be 10 to 15 miles long,� he says. �When the aircraft entered the tunnel, some lines, which I call time lines, appeared which were rotating counter-clockwise. It was difficult to keep it level and concentrate on the other end of the tunnel which was aiming directly for Miami.�

Gernon claims that when he came out of the tunnel, it closed fast behind him and he was surrounded by a strange fog. His instruments had stopped working and Air Traffic Control had no radar trace of his plane � until they realized that it was actually over Miami beach. Given the time they had been flying, they should still have been about 45 minutes away from Miami. After researching what could have happened, Genon is now writing a book about his experience. �I have come to the conclusion that we experienced a space time warp of a hundred miles in thirty minutes,� he says.

Is this scientifically feasible? About 80 years ago, Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity which claimed that huge spinning objects could distort space and time in their surroundings. Although NASA researchers have now found signs that black holes and neutron stars appear to warp space time, it is still a far cry from concepts introduced by science fiction like wormholes, or tunnels in space time that provide travellers with an express route between different dimensions and great distances.

Explanations for the vanishings in the Bermuda Triangle are all still theories. But especially for people who have witnessed bizarre events in this area, there is a strong desire to find some answers. One author, Gian Quasar, has been investigating every single plane and ship disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle and has listed every case on a massive internet database at http://www.bermuda-triangle.org/. With initiatives like this and further research, perhaps the mystery will come to a conclusion.

Source: http://4mystery.blogspot.com.au/2008/07/mystery-of-bermuda-triangle.html

Monsanto, Starbucks, Walmart Respond to Neil Young’s New Album

“Many of us at Monsanto have been and are fans of Neil Young.

Unfortunately…his current album may fail to reflect our strong beliefs in what we do every day to help make agriculture more sustainable.”

BY: MATTHEW STRAUSS
JUN 16 2015

Later this month, Neil Young will release The Monsanto Years, an album with his new band Promise of the Real, which features Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.

The Monsanto Years is a protest album about the food industry giant, and features songs that are critical of a number of large corporations.

Billboard provided lyrics from the album to a handful of the mentioned corporations and asked for their take on Young’s criticism.

Chevron, Walmart, Starbucks, and Monsanto all responded to Billboard’s inquiry.

Find statements from Monsanto:

“Many of us at Monsanto have been and are fans of Neil Young.

Unfortunately, for some of us, his current album may fail to reflect our strong beliefs in what we do every day to help make agriculture more sustainable.

We recognize there is a lot of misinformation about who we are and what we do – and unfortunately several of those myths seem to be captured in these lyrics”.

AND

Statement from Starbucks regarding Neil Young’s song: “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop”, (previously “Rock Starbucks”);

“Starbucks has not taken a position on the issue of GMO [genetically modified organism] labeling.

As a company with stores and a product presence in every state, we prefer a national solution.”

The Monsanto Years Album by Neil Young is out on June 29 2017 via Reprise.

See: A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop Video

TAGS IN THIS STORY: Neil Young, Monsanto, Starbucks

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The Earth-Destroying Planet Nibiru! (and Johannes Kepler) – The Catholic Astronomer

The Earth-Destroying Planet Nibiru! (and Johannes Kepler) 

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Christopher M. Graney

May 10, 2017

“I wanted to become a theologian; for a long time I was restless: Now, however, observe how through my effort God is being celebrated through astronomy.”—- – 

– Johannes Kepler in a letter to his former teacher.

“Will the mysterious shadow planet Nibiru obliterate Earth in October? —from a Washington Post “Morning Mix” headline, January 5, 2017.

The question was answered with “No”.

You might not think that Johannes Kepler, one of the most influential astronomers in history, and “Nibiru”, the supposed Earth-destroying planet, would share any point of connection. 

But they do.

Nibiru is a supposed planet that purportedly passes through the solar system periodically, wreaking havoc of one sort or another. 

There are various versions of the Nibiru idea. If you Google Nibiru (something I do not recommend, unless you have a great tolerance for the worst in internet misinformation) you will find there are many Nibiru enthusiasts, but they are not all in agreement on what is supposed to happen. 

But the general idea is that Nibiru is on some sort of orbit that brings it into the inner solar system every 3,600 years or so.

It is unclear how many Nibiru enthusiasts believe it actually exists, and how many are just fascinated by the idea. 

I first learned about it from a neighbor—a very intelligent musician, director of music at one of the more prominent Catholic churches in my area (Louisville, Kentucky), who holds a doctorate from one of the best music schools in the USA. 

It is not that he truly believes in Nibiru, but he clearly finds the idea fascinating, and always asks me about it (in part to provoke an eye roll). 

But the fact is, he does not have a scientific education; he seems to feel that he is stuck with either believing or not believing what scientific authority tells him on the subject, and so he likes to play up the conspiracy theory aspect of it (“why are all these people going to the South Pole, huh? They’re tracking Nibiru, aren’t they?”). 

One of the janitors at my college is a little more serious in his inquiries.

He just wants to know. “I hear about this stuff, but I have a grade-school education,” he said. “How do I know what to believe and what not to believe?”

How indeed. The answer to that brings us to Johannes Kepler.

As discussed in the last post, Kepler was convinced that God designed a mathematical universe, and that in studying the universe he was discovering God’s design. 

One of the universe-governing mathematical rules that Kepler discovered was what we now call Kepler’s Third Law of Planetary Motion. 

This rule says that when one body orbits another, the time required to complete one orbit (that is, the period of the orbit) is related to the distance between the two bodies. 

The relationship is this: the period squared is proportional to the distance cubed.

Below is a table showing the distances of Venus, Earth, and Mars from the sun (all measured in terms of Earth’s distance), and the orbital periods of these bodies (all measured in years).


At first glance, we see that a smaller distance means a shorter period. This sort of makes sense. 

 The gravitational pull of the sun is stronger at closer distances. 

 If we think of an orbit as a balance between, on one hand, the sun’s gravity that would pull the planet toward the sun, and, on the other hand, the planet’s momentum that would cause it to fly off in a straight line, then a planet closer to the sun necessarily will have more speed so as to have the momentum required to balance the stronger solar gravity. 

Also, being closer to the sun, the circumference of its orbit is smaller. 

So, with more speed, and a smaller orbit, the period will be shorter. 

But as Kepler discovered, there is more to all this than just “closer means shorter period”.

Let’s take each period value from the table above and square it:

Now let’s take each distance value and cube it:

These values are plotted in the graph below. Note the nice, straight line that results. This is Kepler’s Third Law, in visual form.


The picture below shows the orbits of these planets around the sun. Note also the nice, almost circular orbits of these planets. This is the harmony Kepler saw in the solar system. 

Planetary orbits (out through Mars) around the sun. Kepler’s Third Law says that there is a precise mathematical relationship between the time required for a planet to orbit the sun (that is, the period) and the distance from the planet to the sun. 

The orbits themselves have a mathematical shape—the shape of an ‘ellipse’ (a circle is a special case of an ellipse). The sun is located at a mathematically defined point in the ellipse called a ‘focus’.

Planetary orbits (out through Mars) around the sun. 

 Kepler’s Third Law says that there is a precise mathematical relationship between the time required for a planet to orbit the sun (that is, the period) and the distance from the planet to the sun. 

The orbits themselves have a mathematical shape—the shape of an ‘ellipse’ (a circle is a special case of an ellipse). 

The sun is located at a mathematically defined point in the ellipse called a ‘focus’.

The law that Kepler discovered in fact holds true for any orbit, and not just for orbits around the sun. 

Here is the same information, the same sort of plot, and the layout for Jupiter’s larger moons:



The orbits of Jupiter’s larger moons. Kepler’s Third Law and the elliptical shape rule both hold for the Jovian system, too.

The orbits of Jupiter’s larger moons. Kepler’s Third Law and the elliptical shape rule both hold for the Jovian system, too.

Now, here’s the same for some of Saturn’s moons—and I’ll put them on the same plot as the Jovian system:

The orbits of some of Saturn’s moons:


Again Kepler’s Third Law and the elliptical shape rule both hold. 

The orbits of some of Saturn’s moons. Again Kepler’s Third Law and the elliptical shape rule both hold.

It turns out that the mass of the body being orbited affects the graph. Note the arrows in the graph. Note where the “Distance Cubed” value is 10 for the Jovian moons. 

See how, at that Period, it is only 3 for the Saturnian moons? 

 This tells us that the mass of Saturn is only 3/10 or 30% of the mass of Jupiter.* Saturn’s moon Hyperion takes more days to orbit Saturn than Jupiter’s Ganymede takes to orbit Jupiter, even though Hyperion is closer to Saturn than Ganymede is to Jupiter. 

Jupiter’s larger mass and stronger gravity are behind this.

The point here is that Kepler discovered that orbital systems are very mathematical, regular, and predictable. 

There is a harmonious mathematical pattern here, a pattern that applies to the solar system, to the Jovian system, to the Saturnian system, and indeed to all orbital systems. Kepler said that:

“The movements of the heavens are nothing except a certain everlasting polyphony (intelligible, not audible)… which marks out and distinguishes the immensity of time with those notes.

“Marks out time”—like clockwork. You don’t get clockwork if a wrecking ball comes plowing through every once in a while.
“But wait!” you may be saying. “Didn’t an asteroid impact wipe out the dinosaurs? Didn’t a comet hit Jupiter?

Are there not impact craters on the moon?”
Yes. We think an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. 

We saw a comet hit Jupiter in the 1990’s.

There are impact craters on the moon. But our understanding that such things occur is fairly recent, whereas Kepler worked out the mathematics of orbits four centuries ago. 

The harmony of the universe is what astronomers first noticed, because it is what stands out.

In fact, for a very long time we astronomers thought the universe ran exactly like clockwork. 

Our units of time-keeping—days, months, years—are based on the cycles of the sun, moon, and stars. 

They are based on those cycles for the very reason that the universe we generally see does in fact run like clockwork, and for most of human history the universe we could observe was far more regular and unchanging than any clock we could build. 

The universe appears so unchanging that, for a very, very long time, we astronomers thought the celestial objects like the moon, sun, planets, and stars were made of an unchanging material called the Fifth Element (as opposed to four changeable elements found on Earth).

After all, the stars, planets, and constellations that you can see with your own two eyes today are the very same ones you could see thousands of years ago—the very same ones described in some detail in a 2300-year-old poem called The Phenomena by the ancient Greek poet Aratus:


The constellations described in the portion of Aratus’s poem quoted here. The Pleiades are visible in the center of the Bull.

Beneath Auriga, turning to the east, The Tyrian Bull, Europa’s treacherous beast, His golden horns and snowy neck displays: Rivals his splendid head Apollo’s rays. Glows his red eye with Aldebaran’s fire—With sparkling gems his brow the Hyads tire. Auriga and the Bull together meet— Touches his star-tipp’d horn the hero’s feet. The beast before him to the west descends— Together with him from the east ascends….[Behind the Bull] the Pleiads next are roll’d, Like seven pure brilliants set in ring of gold. Though each one small, their splendour all combine To form one gem, and gloriously they shine. Their number seven, though some men fondly say, And Poets feign, that one has pass’d away. Alcyone—Celoeno—Merope— Electra—Taygeta—and Sterope— With Maia—honour’d sisterhood—by Jove To rule the seasons plac’d in heaven above. Men mark them, rising with the solar ray, The harbingers of summer’s brighter day—Men mark them, rising with Sol’s setting light, Forerunners of the winter’s gloomy night. They guide the ploughman to the mellow land— The sower casts his seed at their command…. Athwart the Bull first rise—majestic sight! Orion’s giant limbs and shoulders bright. Who but admires him stalking through the sky, With diamond-studded belt, and glittering thigh?


This is so cool! And much less boring than Kepler’s Laws o Planetary Motion.

This is so cool! And much less boring than mathematics and Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion.

We astronomers might have to accept some blame for nonsense like Nibiru. 

 We want to tell people about exciting, dynamic stuff—stars being born! stars dying! worlds and galaxies in collision! change! chaos! excitement! 

THINGS BLOWING UP!!! 

Science should be fun, right? 

Thus fun, exciting things get lots of emphasis in popular science. 

After all, are not thousands upon thousands of years of orbital stability the very definition of boring? 

And how boring are Kepler’s Third Law graphs? 

How boring is lack of change? 

How boring is reading some ancient Greek poet describing the very sky we see today? 

Perhaps it is at our own peril that we astronomers talk up the exciting stuff, and gloss over Kepler and stability and clockwork. 

 And, of course, what is a media outlet like the Washington Post going to be more likely to talk about? 

Mysterious planets obliterating things? 

Or math and graphs and hymn-singing seventeenth-century astronomers?

Perhaps Nibiru is the logical product of imaginations fertilized by too much emphasis on not being boring. 
But it is absolutely the product of imagination.

These harmonious systems with their nice, roundish orbits illustrate quite clearly that there is no cosmic wrecking ball sailing through them. 

It would be as reasonable to assert that some evil wizard like Voldemort is going to obliterate Earth in October 2017 (or at any other time) as it is to assert that some planet called Nibiru will. 

 Johannes Kepler could have told you this—four hundred years ago.

*You could add to this plot the system of any planet that has moons, and use the result to determine the planet’s mass.

Reblogged from source: 

http://www.vofoundation.org/blog/earth-destroying-planet-nibiru-johannes-kepler/

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Facebook Inc, notorious for their long and controversial history surrounding privacy policies, policy breaches and questionable handling of sensitive customer information, yesterday released new proposed changes to their privacy policy that will allow them to add the profile images of its one billion plus members to their growing facial recognition database.

A dream come true for a company that’s got strong ties to both the CIA and DARPA.

But let’s backtrack a second.

Facebook received $12.7 million in funding from Accel Partners, who’s manager James Breyer served on the board of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm established by the CIA, alongside CEO Gilman Louie.

And that’s not all:

BREYER ALSO SERVED ON THE BOARD OF R&D FIRM BBN TECHNOLOGIES, WHICH WAS ONE OF THOSE COMPANIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RISE OF THE INTERNET.

DR ANITA JONES JOINED THE FIRM, WHICH INCLUDED GILMAN LOUIE. SHE HAD ALSO SERVED ON THE IN-Q-TEL’S BOARD, AND HAD BEEN DIRECTOR OF DEFENCE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING FOR THE US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE.

SHE WAS ALSO AN ADVISER TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENCE AND OVERSEEING THE DEFENCE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA), WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIGH-TECH, HIGH-END DEVELOPMENT.

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So with the company already having been forced to repeatedly deny claims it is or has participated in and or provided data for government run facial profiling in the past, and only this week settled a related class action out of court – agreeing pay twenty million dollars to a group of plaintiffs citing privacy breaches over its “Sponsored Stories” program – it claims this broad expansion of facial recognition technology is actually aimed at giving users better control of their personal information.

Stating that the change is designed to expand the scope and performance of the platform’s “Tag and Suggest” image handling interface, the company claims the move is an innocent one and intended to take advantage of facial recognition advances to increase the rate of “tagging” of individuals in images posted to the social media platform. Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan said “It’s actually a good thing to be tagged in more photos, because that’s how you’ll know they exist on Facebook. Then from there, you can take the photos down, or if you need to, report them.”

However others have already accused the social media giant of once again rampantly trampling on the right to privacy of its users. While part of the proposal does include the ability for users to opt out, once again this change will be stealthily introduced, quietly hidden without fanfare, then automatically set to “on” – meaning less aware or technologically comfortable users who do not actively monitor both their privacy settings and Facebook updates to them will not only have their profile images used in this database, but they won’t even know it is happening.

The automated facial recognition software itself was previously considered so objectionable in the European Union that statutory regulations already exist that prevent the implementation of the existing “Tag Suggest” software. As such the social media juggernaut will likewise be unable to apply the latest change to accounts held in European Union nations, making them the only users who will not find their profile images – past and present – being collected, analysed and quite possibly sold off in the future to interested marketing based 3rd parties.

The changes, flagged in an update made to the site’s privacy policies to be released yesterday, will allow the company to take the profile image of users and compare it to other photos posted across the social media giant, then suggest tagging to both the original user and friends who post images that are identified of them. The exact proposed language change in the terms and conditions is “We are able to suggest that your friend tag you in a picture by scanning and comparing your friend’s pictures to information we’ve put together from your profile pictures and other photos in which you’ve been tagged”.

While the “Tag and Suggest” feature already uses facial recognition software to compare newly uploaded photos with tags made in the past, the proposed expansion will allow Facebook to take profile pictures of its one billion plus membership – including images presently and previously used as profile pictures – and draw reference information from them, regardless of if the user was previously tagged in them or not, representing a massive increase in the ability of Facebook to visually profile individual users and create an index of this information.

While Facebook maintains the resulting visual profiling database would not be made available for sale to third parties, their dubious record of breaching their own policies or changing them to suit market conditions serve to make this claim unreliable at best.

Yesterday’s terms and conditions updates also touched on Facebook’s statement of Rights and Responsibilities, adjusting wordings used to make it more clear that minors under the age of 18 are considered to have valid parental or legal guardian consent for marketers to use their personal information. This update is considered to be a direct response to the settling of a class action against the site’s lucrative sponsored stories program, which cost the company $20m.

Source: http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/facebook-profile-pictures-for-sale/