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Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Project Blue Beam

In operations and projects, Religion, wild card on March 2, 2013 at 7:47 am

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Project Blue Beam is a conspiracy theory that claims that NASA is attempting to implement a New Age religion with the Antichrist at its head and start a New World Order, via a technologically-simulated Second Coming.

The allegations were presented in 1994 by Quebecois journalist and conspiracy theorist Serge Monast, and later published in his book Project Blue Beam (NASA). Proponents of the theory allege that Monast and another unnamed journalist, who both died of heart attacks in 1996, were in fact assassinated, and that the Canadian government kidnapped Monast’s daughter in an effort to dissuade him from investigating Project Blue Beam.

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Operation Pastorius

In history, operations and projects on August 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Operation Pastorius was a failed plan for sabotage via a series of attacks by Nazi German agents inside the United States. The operation was staged in June 1942 and was to be directed against strategic U.S. economic targets. The operation was named by Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, chief of the German Abwehr, for Francis Daniel Pastorius, the leader of the first organized settlement of Germans in America.

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Retro-chronal Magic

In words & phrases on July 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Modern practitioners are experimenting with retro-chronal magic, or changing past events. this is a skill peculiar to chaos magicians, requiring a deep understanding of the nature of memory and belief and is also the proposed mechanism through which all magic works. It requires the practitioner to maintain a careless memory of how things used to be, with a belief that things are in chaotic flux, an expectation that change will occur and the ability to accept the changes as they occur. Terry Pratchett describes the process as the “zipper in the trousers of time”.

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People’s Park

In history, places on May 28, 2011 at 7:25 am

People’s Park in Berkeley, California,  is a park near the University of California, Berkeley. The park was created during the radical political activism of the late 1960s.  The local South Campus neighborhood was the scene of a major confrontation between student protesters and police in May 1969. A mural near the park, painted by Berkeley artist O’Brien Thiele and lawyer/artist Osha Neumann, depicts the shooting of James Rector, a student who died from shotgun wounds inflicted by the police on May 15, 1969.

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International Nuclear Event Scale

In science & nature on March 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

The International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) was introduced in 1990 by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in order to enable prompt communication of safety significance information in case of nuclear accidents.
The scale is intended to be logarithmic.  Each increasing level represents an accident approximately ten times more severe than the previous level.  Because of the difficulty of interpreting, the INES level of an incident is assigned well after the incident occurs. Therefore, the scale has a very limited ability to assist in disaster-aid deployment.
Commonly, the organization where the nuclear incident occurs assigns it a first provisional rating, after it is being reviewed and possibly revised by the designated national radiation authority.  As INES ratings are not assigned by a central body, high-profile nuclear incidents are sometimes assigned INES ratings by the operator, by the formal body of the country, but also by scientific institutes, international authorities or other experts which may lead to confusion as to the actual severity.
A number of criteria and indicators are defined to assure coherent reporting of nuclear events by different official authorities. There are 7 levels on the INES scale; 3 incident-levels and 4 accident-levels along with a level 0.

via International Nuclear Event Scale – Wikipedia

Operation Snow White

In operations and projects on February 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Operation Snow White was the Church of Scientology’s name for a conspiracy during the 1970s to purge unfavorable records about Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard. This project included a series of infiltrations and thefts from 136 government agencies, foreign embassies and consulates, as well as private organizations critical of Scientology, carried out by Church members, in more than 30 countries;  the single largest infiltration of the United States government in history with up to 5,000 covert agents. This was also the operation that exposed ‘Operation Freakout‘, because this was the case that initiated the US government investigation of the Church. Under this program, Scientology operatives committed infiltration, wiretapping, and theft of documents in government offices, most notably those of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Eleven highly-placed Church executives, including Mary Sue Hubbard wife of founder L. Ron Hubbard and second-in-command of the organization, pleaded guilty or were convicted in federal court of obstructing justice, burglary of government offices, and theft of documents and government property.

via Operation Snow White – Wikipedia

American Civil Rights Timeline

In history on February 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm
Civil Rights in America spanned more than the years 1945 to 1968. However, it was during these years that fundamentally important events took place regarding civil rights and they were to gain a place in history. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the incident at Little Rock High School, Martin Luther King, the bombing of the church in Birmingham, Black Power, the work done by presidents Truman and Johnson in particular and the civil rights acts all occurred after 1945 and proved vital in the advances made by the civil rights movements.
1942 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) established.
1946 The Supreme Court declared segregation on buses that crossed state borders was illegal.President Truman established a Committee on Civil Rights.
1948 Discrimination in the armed forces was banned.
1952 This was the first year since 1881 without a lynching.
1954 The Supreme Court declared segregation in schools to be unconstitutional.The last all-black units in the armed forces were disbanded.
1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott began after the arrest of Rosa Parks.
1957 Dr Martin Luther King became President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.The Little Rock High School clash occurs and Eisenhower had to use Federal troops to enforce the law. 

Civil Rights Act passed.

1960 First student sit-ins against segregation at lunch counters occurs.SNCC formed – Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee. 

Elijah Muhammad called for the creation of a separate state for blacks.

1961 The arrest of the Freedom Riders in the South.
1962 James Meredith’s attempt to attend Mississippi University was only successful as a result of Federal troops being used.
1963 NAACP leader – Medgar Evers – was assassinated.250,000 civil rights protesters marched in Washington 

Four black children were killed in the Birmingham church bombing – the arrested white man was charged with the unlawful possession of dynamite but not murder. Only some years later were the guilty brought to trial for murder.

1964 Riots in Harlem (New York), Chicago, Rochester + Philadelphia.A Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress. 

Dr. Martin Luther King was awarded the Noble Peace Prize.

1965 Malcolm X was assassinated.A civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery was lead by Dr Martin Luther King. 

A Voting Rights Act was passed which in theory made it illegal for anyone to restrict the right of anybody to vote.

A violent riot in Watts, Los Angeles, left 34 dead.

1966 The idea of Black Power was introduced by Stokely Carmichael.
1967 State laws forbidding inter-racial marriage were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.Thurgood Marshall became the first Black American to be appointed to the Supreme Court by Texan president Lyndon Johnson.
1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated. The man convicted of his murder – James Earl Ray – was sentenced to 99 years prison but he denied having anything to do with the murder.At the Mexico Olympics, a Black Power protest was made at the medal ceremony for the men’s 400 meters by Tommy Smith and John Carlos.