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How a Libertarian Think Tank Is Trying to Correct the ‘Degenerate’ Climate Science Debate in Washington, DC – DeSmog (blog)


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How a Libertarian Think Tank Is Trying to Correct the 'Degenerate' Climate Science Debate in Washington, DC
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If you're one of those conspiracy theorists like Britain's David Icke or Infowars founder (and apparent President Trump influencer) Alex Jones, then you'll also be placing climate change into the file marked illuminati hoax. But perhaps the largest

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FUNNY SIDE UP: Rise of the lizard people – Belleville Intelligencer

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A considerable number of people believe an ancient alien race of lizards are slowly taking over human bodies with the purpose of ultimately ruling the world. Laugh if you must. (In fact, I would appreciate it.) Those who attempt to expose them, suddenly disappear inexplicably. (Thats why I moved out of Quebec, Canadas own version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.) There are many subtle ways of identifying these diabolically invasive green-blooded forces. Some are obvious, like the whole Ontario Liberal party, and some require a bit more squinting, like when someone at Burger King asks for grasshoppers on their Whopper. We shouldnt really be shocked to learn some of us are not human. (ie. Tom Cruise and Lady Gaga.) As a species, we are genetically geared to fall into complacency while the patient lizards harvest our souls. Granted, even the lizard people didnt get it right the first time. Upon landing here thousands of years ago, they took over the bodies of all earth reptiles and eventually got lulled into just sleeping on rocks during the day. They eventually switched to Plan B: Take over the bodies of Ford vehicles. But after losing most of their brethren to rust and faulty transmissions (while some still survive as Fairlanes and Rancheros in Havana) they hit upon the current agenda: Suck out the free will of mankind and inhabit its mortal coil. (I think thats whats written on their flag.) It is my contention that we are now saturated with extraterrestrials incognito. Have you not noticed that there are fewer and fewer cats on the street? And X-file experts will tell you that the aliens have let down their guard by developing a strong appreciation for arguably our solar systems greatest invention: beer. It is no wonder that their Supreme Leader Wynne (You couldnt pronounce her real name) is pushing to have it all available in supermarkets. Coincidence? I think not. You may not know this but the clammy body snatchers are also telepathic. That is why they inhabit all of the upper management of Bell Canada. Have you ever been overcharged on your phone bill? Have you ever waited forever for a Bell serviceman? Have you ever had to spend hours on the phone trying to clear up their mess? And have you ever been cut off suddenly when a Bell representative puts you on hold? Lizards. Lizards. Lizards. Lizards. Lizard domination is all true, according to David Icke, a noted author who certainly would not let the rampant success of a money-making best seller muddy up his assertion that these shape-shifting repo-men from Alpha Draconis already occupy the grey matter of such luminaries as Kevin OLeary (Like its not obvious.) and three of my in-laws. My friend Peter a goodness to gracious, red-blooded vigilant human with no other friends, for obvious reasons thinks we should form a resistance group called Watchmen for the Expungement of Invasive Reptile Deviants (W.E.I.R.D.) In recruiting untainted members, he maintains that we shall go on two ways of identifying lizard people: They feed on human emotions, and cannot tell a lie. With proper screening I am confident we can fill the ranks of WEIRD with emotionless couch potatoes and liars. (Peter is working on designing a nice logo for his line of WEIRD hats and t-shirts all made out of Alcan aluminum foil.) All those interested in saving the cats and insects of the county may answer this piece. Those with green blood need not apply. (We know who you are.)

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America’s 10 Most Popular Conspiracy Theories | Big Think – Big Think

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

First of all, its not just a few loners on the internet – prior research indicates that half the American public believes in at leastone conspiracy theory in any given year.

Political scientists Eric Oliver and Thomas Wood, who studied the subject, defined a conspiracy theory as an explanation that makes reference to hidden, malevolent forces seeking to advance some nefarious aim. A conspiracy theory does not have to be untrue, but it is sure to contradict the usual, popularly-accepted version of the same event or phenomena.

Once a conspiracy theory becomes the accepted explanation, it stops being a conspiracy theory and becomes a fact of history. This certainly is one reason people continue to believe – they hope their views will eventually be proven right.

Some have viewed conspiracy theories as a particular affectation of the American right, with President Trump being both a proponent and target of a number of conspiracy theories. Historian Richard J. Hofstadter’s influential essay The Paranoid Style in American Politicsdescribed a paranoid strain that runs through the thinking of far right politicians in American history that can be still discerned today. This approach views all of history as a vast and sinister conspiracy of sorts, whose gigantic and yet subtle machinery of influence set in motion to undermine and destroy a way of life. This rather apocalyptic way of belief sees the world in constant turmoil, where only the one who understands the conspiracy can defend the attacked way of life, destroy the enemy and save humanity.

Modern researchers, however, challenge the view that conspiracies are an exclusively rightwing feature, seeing such theories as a kind of magical thinking that allows people from all walks of life and political persuasions to cope with complex emotions, often brought on by an inexplicable event.

Certainly, in the wake of President Trumps victory, theres been no shortage of conspiracy theories that sprang up on the left. Such an occasion can trigger people to look for patterns, to make sense of an emotional upheaval. But the mental shortcuts that we use when searching for patterns (called heuristics) can often find relationships between things and events that arent necessarily there. An explanation that includes such heuristics can feel very compelling and emotionally satisfying.

The view that people believe in conspiracies when they feel a lack of control was studied by Professor Galinsky:

The less control people have over their lives, the more likely they are to try and regain control through mental gymnastics,” explained Galinsky. “Feelings of control are so important to people that a lack of control is inherently threatening. While some misperceptions can be bad or lead one astray, they’re extremely common and most likely satisfy a deep and enduring psychological need.”

This understanding can also lead to a strategy for combatting conspiracy theories, as studied by the Dutch researcher Jan-Willem van Prooijen.

We found that if you give people a feeling of control, then they are less inclined to believe those conspiracy theories, said van Prooijen. Giving people a sense of control can make them less suspicious over governmental operations.

Another recent theory posed by researchers actually sees conspiracy talk as a way to bolster the status quo. Potential existence of conspiracies can allow people to have a positive feeling about the society they live in when that social system is threatened. This way if something happens that is out of line with their views (like the election of Donald Trump was for many), people can blame a few bad apples instead of coming to feel like their whole country is against them.

Here are some of the most common conspiracy theories of the recent past:

1. Secret Group Controlling World – this conspiracy proposes that a secret group called the Iluminati has been really controlling the world and is looking to create a one world government. Their end-goal is supposedly to create the New World Order, which will dissolve national boundaries and peoples identities, while allowing for total authoritarian control.

A version of this theory also sees other groups in a similar position of world domination – the Freemasons, the Jewish people, the Bilderberg Group or the globalists that are often invoked in rightwing media outlets like Alex Jones and Breitbart News. President Trump himself mentions globalists and invokes fighting against insidious elites as a battle cry for his base.

2. President Obama Wasnt Born in the U.S. and May Be a Secret Muslim – this untrue proposition was famously championed by the current President Donald Trump. The theory that Obama was actually born in Kenya and is not a natural-born citizen (and thus ineligible for U.S. Presidency) was used to delegitimize President Obama.

Despite Obama producing a long-form birth certificate to placate the doubters, showing that he was born in Hawaii to a Kenyan father and an American mother, 72% of Republicans in a 2016 NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll still expressed skepticism about the Presidents place of birth.

President Obama’s long-form birth certificate.

Another aspect of this conspiracy alleges that Obama is actually a Muslim, although he is a very well-documented Christian. This idea is fueled by Obama living with his Muslim father as a baby and speaks to the anti-Muslim fears stoked by politicians and talkshow hosts.

3. The Attacks on 9/11 Were an Inside Job – a community of truthers has emerged around the idea that the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were actually orchestrated by the U.S. government. They believe the Bush administration had advanced knowledge of the attacks and allowed them to happen so they could invade Iraq and advance their agenda.

The truthers claim that jet fuel from the planes was not enough to melt the steel beams of the World Trade Center towers, which were actually brought down by a controlled demolition.

This theory was, of course, widely debunked but continues to live on. One reason for the ideas longevity is that historical facts did prove that the war in Iraq was justified using incorrect information about the supposed existence of weapons of mass destruction.

4. Lizard People aka Reptilians Are Running the World – this is a very sci-fi variation on secret groups controlling us, famously championed by David Icke, a professional conspiracy theorist from Britain, who is also a big player in the truther movement. The idea also has support from 12 million Americans, according to a 2013 national survey.

What they believe is that the top echelon of our government is actually controlled by shape-shifting reptilian aliens, who have been lording power over humans to make them into mindless slaves for their own purposes.

Photo taken 17 January 2005 in Amsterdam, of an iguana’s head. (Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

5. JFK Assassination

51% of Americans believed that there was a conspiracy behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in a large national survey in 2013. The popularity of this particular theory stems from the horrific murder in 1963 of President Kennedy and the subsequent lack of a clear, satisfying explanation for who was really behind it.

While the shooter Lee Harvey Oswald got the official blame, parties as divergent as the CIA, KGB, or the mob have been implicated in the public consciousness. The particulars of the theory focus on analyzing whether there was just one gunman and if more shots were fired than officially claimed.

Photo: Jacqueline Kennedy, Edward Kennedy and Robert Kennedy stand as the coffin of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy passes them. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

6. Aliens Are Contacting Us – a variety of events come under the rubric of beliefs in alien contact. Among these are mysteries like the alleged 1947 crash of a flying saucer in Roswell, New Mexico. The ensuing government coverup of that incident supposedly links to Area 51, a top-secret military base where experimental research is carried out, giving rise to rumors that the studies are actually on aliens and their technology.

A group of protestors march in front of the General Accounting Office (GAO) 29 March to raise awareness about an examination being conducted by the GAO for documents about a weather balloon crash at Roswell, N.M. in 1947. The protestors believe the balloon was a crashed UFO.(Photo credit: JOSHUA ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

Believing in UFOs is definitely one of the most widespread alternative beliefs, with ongoing explorations of the topic in cultural products and a steady stream of first-person claims that are spread through the Internet.

7. The Moon Landing Was Faked – one of the most significant scientific and political achievements of the last century, landing on the moon, often comes under attack.

Photo: Astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin poses next to the U.S. flag July 20, 1969 on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Photo by NASA/Liaison)

Some people believe that the landing did not happen and its appearance was orchestrated by NASA/American government as part of the Cold War, to raise national pride and one up the arch-rival Soviet Union.

Supporters of the idea point to such things as the flag appearing to move in photos from the moon, something that should not happen as there is no wind in space. This was disproved by pointing out that the flag only appears to move during the moment of unfurling, something which would happen even without wind.

A variation of this theory even goes so far as to say that the famous film director Stanley Kubrick was the creative mastermind of the fake footage of the landing.

8. FDA is Withholding the Cure for Cancer – this idea maintains that the FDA and Big Pharma have actually figured out how to cure cancer a while back, but are not making the medicine available. While Big Pharma has not made itself many friends among the public, there is no evidence that such a vast conspiracy is possible as it would require the participation of thousands if not millions of people in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. It makes more sense that selling the cure would actually make more money. Its also hard to believe that these evil medical professionals would not use the cures on themselves and their families, a fact that would likely come to light eventually.

9. Chemtrails – another conspiracy theory mainstay, this idea says that the trails you can spot in the sky behind planes are actually chemtrails – some kind of chemical sprayed by the government to control the population. Of course, the trails are just contrails, created by the combination of vapor from the planes engine combined with low temperatures at night altitudes.

Photo: Two commercial airliners appear to fly close together as the pass over London on March 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

10. The Holocaust Did Not Happen – you would think theres no doubting a well-documented historical fact of 6 million Jews being exterminated by German Nazis in the recent past, supported by thousands of photos, films and first-hand accounts, but there are some people who believe the Holocaust did not happen.

Photo: Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp May 7, 1945 in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for ‘scientific’ experiments. (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

Only about 54% of the worlds population has heard of the Holocaust, according to a large 100-country survey by the Anti-Defamation League. And only a third of those whove heard of it believe the Holocaust is portrayed correctly.

Given political realities, its not a surprise that only 8% of responders in the Middle East heard of the Holocaust and believed its description was true.

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Maloney’s Irish Pub to Host Corey Feldman Performance – Omaha Reader

Former child actor turned musician Corey Feldman is descending upon Omaha later this month and the only thing that might be more unusual than his EDMish bro-goth act, Corey’s Angels, is the location he’ll be blessing with his presence.

But if you’d never heard of Maloney’s Irish Pub before Feldman’s January show announcement, owner Wendy Bettin, 35, gets it: Hers is a neighborhood Everybar, not a rock venue. It doesn’t pander to the craft beer and cocktail crowds that light up Instagram screens, and its location near the SW corner of N. 72nd and Blondo is too far outside the reaches of Benson to profit from its ironic touch.

So how did Bettin land the controversial Goonie, Feldman, who also starred in’80s favorites The Lost Boys and Stand by Me? Simple. She asked.

The Iowa native, who opened Maloney’s in 2008, said she was considering a road trip to Tremont, Ill to watch Feldman’s band when she realized she’d already have her St. Patrick’s Day tent which is heated and can shelter a couple hundred patrons set up and available March 18, if she could just somehow convince the recent Celebrity Wife Swap star to stop by on his way east. Before negotiations were settled, she said, Feldman listed the show on his website. Opening is Digital Leather, Thick Paint and Glow in the Dark.

“I guess we’re doing this now,” Bettin (formerly Maloney) said she remembered thinking, “there’s no going back.”

Feldman describes Corey’s Angels as a “management, development and production entity,” which is intended to help down-and-out aspiring Hollywood entertainers. The “360-degree interactive experience” has been criticized for being modeled after Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Bunnies, and it’s been accused of being a sex cult that preys on vulnerable women. But Feldman maintains his intentions are pure.

The band itself comes off mostly as performance art, reminding one of Joaquin Phoenix’s mock rap career. Only, in Corey’s Angels, Feldman seems to be channeling his inner (and outer) Michael Jackson, who he dedicated his double album Angelic 2 the Core to last June. Still, there’s enough David Icke and his lizard people permeating throughout the whole ordeal to keep Bettin guessing as to how Feldman’s Maloney’s show will eventually turn out:

“It’s going to be weird,” she said with a slight hesitation. “I can guarantee that.”

Omaha Zine Fest

Omaha Zine Fest is pasting together another DIY festival for a second go at the pamphlet-trading expo. Only, this year’s March 11 gathering of artists, musiciansand thinkers will not be an exact Xerox of the inaugural event.

For starters, co-founders Andrea Kszystyniak, 27, Daphne Calhoun, 22, and Kaitlan McDermott, 25, are bringing their festival to the brand new Union for Contemporary Art space in North O. The event will also focus its workshops almost strictly on social justice:

“We want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy their time at our event, no matter what their identity of background,” Kszystyniak said last month. “Our biggest priority is making sure our events are comfortable, safe and accessible for everyone.”

Zines short for magazines or fanzines have been the preferred supplemental literature to countercultures and fringe movements since individuals have had the ability to mass-produce pamphlets in a DIY fashion. In recent decades, the zine has belonged to the photocopying punk, with its fast and loud aesthetic, but it has since become an eclectic canvas for just about anything.

Kszystyniak said she’s hoping to use zines to show off Omaha to the rest of the country.

“We had such a positive response last year,” she said. “It’s funny because we had so many people come from out of state who were surprised by what Omaha had to offer. We want to keep sharing our amazing city and its awesome artists with others.”

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River Watcher: The flowers that bloom in the spring – Oroville Mercury Register

Blossoming flowers usually mean pollination and various kinds of pollinators are involved, which is the main motive of the blooming crowd on Table Mountain in the springtime.

At the same time, you know all of those exposed attractions of the female body underlies human reproduction,too.

When you get down into the life histories of each species, the whole process is remarkable. Each of those nearly 300 species of floral inhabitants up there on Table Mountain has a certain set of procedures involved to complete the life cycle, largely combined with an insect species to transfer the pollen, such as various bees, especially honey bees, being involved no matter how romantically we might view the scene.

All of that colorful flower beauty has not been created strictly for human admiration, but more specifically as an attractant for the plants co-conspirators in the life-game. The flower not only flashes its color of enticement to searching insects, but rewards them with a sip of sweet nectar as a gift exchange. The transportation of sexual components is the foundation of life, even though we might prefer the aesthetic side of natures creations. Weve heard that story before, but it never grows old.

Weve heard the butterfly story over and over again, too, but anything as wondrous as metamorphism deserves to be repeated. Butterflies, such as the monarch, has a closer tie to flowers than bees, because in addition to the nectar-pollen function, milkweed plants feed the monarch larvae and supports the colorful chrysalis. Which leaves us wondering what came first; the flower or the butterfly?

Of equal fascination is how plants and animals honor their time systems that inner impetus to do what they are dictated to do by their biological clocks.

Naturalist John Burroughs said, They know without knowing they know. Call it instinct or divine guidance, when it comes time to arise, they know how to do it. The summons is most apparent in plant seeds that await their time and proper soil conditions. If there is drought, the seed may just skip the projected resurrection until later.

Even more sensitive to favorable growth-factors is mushrooms. If it is dry during the fall run of fungi growth, the species that grow at that time may just skip it until a following wet season, since mushroom mycelium needs moisture to grow. Not so, though, in the 2016 California autumn/winter when excessive rain stirred a fantastic fungi uprising.

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If trees can stay rooted in the deluges of a wet winter, they, too, especially deciduous trees like the valley oak, are like flowers in that they are angiosperms, or true flowering plants that bloom and bear seeds. The valley oak is like other deciduous trees, perennial, sap rising from the roots in springtime to make new leaves and flowers, but also able to reproduce a new tree from the acorn seed. Furthermore, the valley oak (Quercus lobata) is in the white oak group, indigenous to California.

Oroville Mayor Linda Dahlmeier stated that the plant she most admired was the oak, standing stately year after year and representing grandiose tenacity, more enchanting than a colorful dandelion whose fugitive seeds go flying away in the wind.

Though not having a spectacular blossom like the flowers of Table Mountain, oaks do feature wind-pollinated reproductive parts, male and female emanating from the same tree, a condition called monoecious. The male flower consists of long catkins showering pollen into the wind to fertilize small female spikes on another oak tree. After the male finishes, the female spike opens on their shared tree to receive pollen from another tree in cross-pollination evidently to avoid in-breeding. Theres more, but thats all I can try to explain for now. Isnt nature wonderful?

As an end note, I checked the flowers on Table Mountain on Feb. 27, and only a few were blooming. They are late compared to previous drought years, and the oaks show no stir.

Todays mighty oak is just yesterdays nut that held its ground. David Icke

Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion? Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn. William Arthur Ward

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David Icke’s German world tour talks AXED amid claims of anti-semitic conspiracy speeches – Express.co.uk

Two German venues have pulled the plug on hosting events as part of his “World Wide Wake Up Tour”, due in April and October respectively.

Former BBC Grandstand presenter Mr Icke has been told by the Maritim hotel in Berlin, where a live event was planned for October, and the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, where he was due to speak in April, that he is no longer welcome, according to dw.com.

Mr Icke, from the Isle of White, peddles conspiracy theories that the world is run by an Illuminati of alien reptile creatures, that the Moon is hollow and was place in the Universe by aliens, and that major terror atrocities such as 9/11 were “inside jobs” at his conferences, which are attended by thousands of people across the globe.

Part of his Illuminati theory is that the world is largely run by Zionists, with US Jewish philanthropist George Soros and the Jewish Rothschilds business family at the heart of the alleged secret society allegations they vehemently deny.

He said he was carrying out a legitimate “analytical investigation” into why all leaders of the US federal Bank through recent history had been Zionists.

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The Maritim hotel confirmed to dw.com that “at the time of agreeing the booking, it had not been aware Mr Icke was involved”.

The event was booked to replace the April talk.

The Carl Benz Arena posted previously posted a statement on its website in January explaining its decision.

It said it was due to the “contentious nature and the contradictory statements, which for us as a politically neutral event venue do not give a clear picture.”

We are all the same consciousness with different colour vehicles end of story. People involved in racism have completely lost the plot.

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The arena added that it agreed with free speech, but “of course only as long as this conforms to the democratic principles of our society”.

Critics of Mr Icke claim his views on Zionism are anti-Semitic.

Jan Rathje of the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, which counters racism in Germany, said: “David Icke has a lot of influence on the conspiracy ideological scene, especially through the anti-Semitism he spreads, which appeals to people in Germany because it offers some relief from the guilt of German crimes against humanity in the Holocaust.”

But, in a video published on his website in January responding to earlier “anti-racism” protests aimed at his events in the UK and Ireland, Mr Icke denied any anti-semitism.

He said the complaints were just a bid to try to cancel his previous shows in Manchester and Ireland.

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Ever since Apollo 11 landed on the moon, conspiracy theorists have suggested that the landing was forged by NASA with the aid of other organizations

In the video, entitled “Try As You Will Tyrannical System You Will Not Shut Me Up”, he said: “This group, the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, is throwing mud in all directions in the hope it will stick.

“My philosophy is impossible to equate with racism, because I say race is irrelevant. The body is just a vehicle for expoerience.

“We are all the same consciousness with different colour vehicles end of story. People involved in racism have completely lost the plot.

“What I’m actually saying in the talks is that we become obsessed with race, when what we are is consciousness.

“And that whatever colour, creed, background our ‘body’ is irrelevant… they’re just vehicles for experience.”

Mr Icke also branded Zionism a political philosophy, claiming it was “not about race”, and said many people firecely opposed it.

He added: “What I’m saying is that there is a cabal at the centre of Zionism, not least connected to the house of Rothschild, that is in effect… a secret society.

“And it’s that secret society… that is manipulating within the wider web of manipulation.”

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Lizard conspiracist David Icke not wanted in Berlin – Deutsche Welle

David Icke, the British conspiracy theorist who argues that the world is being run by reptilian shape-shifting humanoids, has had a second stop on his “World Wide Wake Up Tour” cancelled in Germany.

The Maritim hotel in Berlin confirmed to DW that it did not want to host the live event planned for October 2017. “Unfortunately, at the time of the request we were not aware that David Icke would participate in the event,” a spokeswoman said. “We only found this out later.”

The news seems not yet to have reached Icke’s management, which is still selling tickets to the all-day event – for 60-85 euros ($63-$90) – on his website. The show was billed as a replacement for the only other German show on the tour, set for April at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, which was also cancelled by the venue.

German constitution and reptiles

While the Maritim declined to give a reason for the cancellation, the Carl Benz Arena posted a statement on its Facebook page on January 17 putting its decision down to the “contentious nature and the contradictory statements, which for us as a politically neutral event venue do not give a clear picture.”

Maritim Hotels is one of Germany’s biggest hotel chains

Carl Benz Arena added that it held to the “values of the German Basic Law – which also includes the right to free speech. But of course only as long as this conforms to the democratic principles of our society.”

Icke, a well-known soccer goalkeeper and sports broadcaster in the UK in the 1980s before he announced that he was the “son of the Godhead” on a TV chat show in 1991, now regularly holds live speaking events that run for several hours promoting a theory that the world is run by a reptilian elite known as the “Brotherhood.”

Slipping into the physical world from another dimension, Icke says the Brotherhood has genetically manipulated humanity and sought to divide people along racial and gender lines as a means to subjugate them.

He has identified dozens of leaders as shape-shifting lizards, including ancient Egyptian pharaohs, the majority of US presidents, and the British Royal Family, and argues that the Brotherhood runs the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Bilderberg Group, as well as several other international organizations, and encourages genocide, war, and the mass slaughter of animals. He also says the reptilians use human anxiety as a source of energy.

Lizards and dog-whistles

Many critics have noted that Icke uses anti-Semitic arguments and imagery. Like many racist conspiracy theorists, he identifies investor George Soros as an enemy of humanity, and has endorsed “TheProtocols of the Elders of Zion,” a long-since-debunked Russian anti-Semitic book published in 1903 that purports to detail a global Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. The book influenced Adolf Hitler and was used by the Nazis to agitate against Jewish people in the 1930s – though Icke himself denies being anti-Semitic and says the book is not evidence of a Jewish conspiracy, but a reptilian one.

In response to an interview request, Icke sent DW a link to a YouTube video entitled “Try As You Will Tyrannical System You Will Not Shut Me Up” posted in late January, in which he addressed protests by anti-racism groups against his events in the UK and Ireland (which were not cancelled). “What I’m actually saying in the talks is that we become obsessed with race, when what we are is consciousness,” he said in the “videocast.” “And that whatever color, creed, background our ‘body’ is … they’re just vehicles for experience.”

Bjrn Hcke has been banned from the hotel chain for his remarks about the Holocaust

He also says that Zionism – a key enemy in his talks – is “not about race” but is a political philosophy. “What I’m saying is that there is a cabal at the center of Zionism, not least connected to the house of Rothschild, that is in effect … a secret society. And it’s that secret society … that is manipulating within the wider web of manipulation,” Icke said.

But some German critics are not convinced by the denial, and warn against simply laughing at Icke. Jan Rathje of the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, an NGO that tracks racism in Germany, welcomed the cancellation of the German events. “David Icke has a lot of influence on the conspiracy ideological scene, especially through the anti-Semitism he spreads, which appeals to people in Germany because it offers some relief from the guilt of German crimes against humanity in the Holocaust,” he told DW.

“David Icke denies the Holocaust, and I think that’s more important than focusing on the fact that he sees reptilians in power behind everything,” Rathje added.

He also argued that the reptilian theory is no more than a dog whistle for the anti-Semitic: “People know how to decode the code about reptilians – whether Icke means it or not, it doesn’t change that fact. It seems ridiculous, but the conclusion that Icke draws is that because he thinks the reptilians are pulling the strings behind it, therefore the Holocaust didn’t happen – that’s anti-Semitism.”

Maritim Hotels,one of Germany’s biggest hotel chains,has not shied from taking a political position in other recent cases. On February 14, the company released a statement banning prominent Alternative for Germany (AfD) politician Bjrn Hcke from all its hotels – including at the AfD party conference at the Maritim Hotel Cologne planned for April – specifically because of his remarks about the Holocaust in a speech in Dresden.

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‘Hollow Moon that rings like a bell put into orbit by ancient ALIENS’, shock theory claims – Express.co.uk

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The favoured official scientific explanation is that the Moon broke off from the Earth’s crust after it was struck by a massive Mars-sized object, and then remained in our orbit.

Many pseudo-scientists and conspiracy theorists have latched onto claims that the moon’s existence and relationship with Earth defies physics, to brand it an artificially-created object.

They have taken the giant leap from this to claim aliens from billions of years ago created the structure and it may even be occupied inside, in a similar way to the infamous Death Star from the Star Wars movies.

The latest supporter of the conspiracy theory has devoted an entire article to the claims on his website.

UFO researcher JP Robinson says the fact that the moon “rings like a bell or gong when struck” means it must be hollow and artificially constructed, despite being coated in rock.

Mr Robinson wrote: “It appears that the moon itself shouldnt actually be where it is, and all the data regarding the moons size and its distance from the sun and from the Earth, have confounded scientists and researchers alike.”

It is true that scientists have been divided on how the moon formed, with some suggesting its existence defies physics itself.

Many scientists agree the size of the Moon is one of our solar system’s biggest anomalies.

Physics has been unable to explain why a planet the size of Earth has a Moon of such a large size in comparison.

Our Moon would be expected to be about 40 miles in diameter, but is closer to 2,000 miles.

Other supporters of the hollow moon theory include conspiracy theory king David Icke and Scott C Waring, editor of ufosightingsdaily.com.

Mr Robinson added: “The Moon revolves at exactly one hundredth of the speed that the Earth turns on its axis.

“It is also precisely 400 times smaller than the Sun and exactly 400 times closer to the Earth.

“Patterns and number sequences are consistent when looking at all of the Moons major aspects, contrary to the inconsistencies of all other planets and moons in our solar system.

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It appears that the moon itself shouldnt actually be where it is, and all the data regarding the moons size and its distance from the sun and from the Earth, have confounded scientists and researchers alike.

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“If you divide the circumference of the Sun by that of the Moon and multiply by 100 you get the polar circumference of the Earth.

“In fact, so precise are the measurements and correlations between the Earth, Sun and Moon that any differentiation in the figures would inevitably lead to vastly visible changes. “Take the solar eclipse for example; the Sun would no longer be able to conceal itself so perfectly behind the Moon.

“That astoundingly perfect fit that we take for granted would cease to be.”

It was also confirmed by NASA that the moon does ring like a bell when struck.

During Apollo 12 the shock waves made by the lunar module ascent were recorded by seismic equipment and showed that “Moonquake” tremors lasted for 55 minutes.

Vibrations caused by the impact of Apollo 13s Saturn rocket booster, which was equivalent to 11 tons of TNT going off, left the Moon shaking for three hours and 20 minutes, the same equipment showed.

Mr Robinson added: “There are many theories doing the rounds regarding the enigmatic nature of Earths Moon.

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“Many claim that the moon is an artificial satellite rather than a natural object.

“It is hollow, which should be impossible were it a natural planetary object.

“As noted astronomer Dr Carl Sagan wrote in 1966, ‘A natural satellite cannot be a hollow object’.

“So, if the Moon is a hollow artificial construct as the facts lead us to understand, who built the Moon, how did they get it into its present orbit and why did they put it there? “How is it that our moon remains stationary in Earths orbit, never revealing the dark side to us?

“Such questions will certainly not be answered overnight but the initial realisation that our Moon is not a natural object behaving naturally would raise a few eyebrows were it common public knowledge.”

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Alien ‘Proof’ Allegedly Shuts Down 4Chan [PICTURE] – Heavy.com

Early Thursday morning, an image alleging to show an ultra realistic reptilian alien was shared on 4chan image board forums. Soon after, the website went down and the picture was deleted. See the allegedly partially recovered photo here.

According to a Pastebin about the post, the original thread that shared the image went online anywhere between 12am and 2am on Thursday on 4chans /pol/ board, short for Politically Incorrect. It was titled 24489 Taken Aprox 24 miles north west of Luke Airforce Base Phoenix Az. Lab H4C, the claimed location that the picture was taken.

The official Luke Airforce Base website writes that the base was established during World War II and is currently an active-duty F-16 Fighting Falcon training base.

According to reports, the image allegedly taken near the base was only live for about a minute. Soon after, the entire site went down and the thread with the alien photo was wiped. The original photo now cannot be found anywhere. However, a partially recovered image of the alleged alien photo can be viewed below.

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A description shared on 4chan about the contents of the original photo reads:

The aliens head was seen from the left side and it was looking to the left in the picture and slightly at the camera. Almost diagonally. I did see the alien, yellow scales black eyes with small pursed lips. Thought it was a shill thread so didnt open but saw the pic They ayylmao looked like it had scales all over and was dark in colour. Its eyes looked like dried up prunes and had human like features but much smaller in comparison to its head.

A poster then adds that photo was super high quality.

Soon after, people suggested it was a reptilian, one of the species of aliens common in UFO lore. The idea was popularized by British conspiracy theorist David Icke, reports The Guardian.

However, some 4chan posters were not so swayed the mysterious photo. Some suggested that it was an image of Jonathan Reeds alleged encounter with a reptilian alien that has been circulating since 2012. Reed claims that he encountered an alien in the woods in Washington state with his dog. Reed ended up killing the alien with a tree branch. However, when he got home, the alien came back to life, left, and the government showed up and took all his evidence except his photographs.

One of his photographs can be seen below.

Whatever the case, definitely one for creepypasta

This morning on Morning Joe on MSNBC, while discussing President Donald Trump with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski said that she was worried that Trump could undermine the media’s message.

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How a Libertarian Think Tank Is Trying to Correct the ‘Degenerate’ Climate Science Debate in Washington, DC – DeSmog (blog)

DeSmog (blog) How a Libertarian Think Tank Is Trying to Correct the 'Degenerate' Climate Science Debate in Washington, DC DeSmog (blog) If you're one of those conspiracy theorists like Britain's David Icke or Infowars founder (and apparent President Trump influencer) Alex Jones, then you'll also be placing climate change into the file marked illuminati hoax. But perhaps the largest …

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FUNNY SIDE UP: Rise of the lizard people – Belleville Intelligencer

BELLEVILLE- A considerable number of people believe an ancient alien race of lizards are slowly taking over human bodies with the purpose of ultimately ruling the world. Laugh if you must. (In fact, I would appreciate it.) Those who attempt to expose them, suddenly disappear inexplicably. (Thats why I moved out of Quebec, Canadas own version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.) There are many subtle ways of identifying these diabolically invasive green-blooded forces. Some are obvious, like the whole Ontario Liberal party, and some require a bit more squinting, like when someone at Burger King asks for grasshoppers on their Whopper. We shouldnt really be shocked to learn some of us are not human. (ie. Tom Cruise and Lady Gaga.) As a species, we are genetically geared to fall into complacency while the patient lizards harvest our souls. Granted, even the lizard people didnt get it right the first time. Upon landing here thousands of years ago, they took over the bodies of all earth reptiles and eventually got lulled into just sleeping on rocks during the day. They eventually switched to Plan B: Take over the bodies of Ford vehicles. But after losing most of their brethren to rust and faulty transmissions (while some still survive as Fairlanes and Rancheros in Havana) they hit upon the current agenda: Suck out the free will of mankind and inhabit its mortal coil. (I think thats whats written on their flag.) It is my contention that we are now saturated with extraterrestrials incognito. Have you not noticed that there are fewer and fewer cats on the street? And X-file experts will tell you that the aliens have let down their guard by developing a strong appreciation for arguably our solar systems greatest invention: beer. It is no wonder that their Supreme Leader Wynne (You couldnt pronounce her real name) is pushing to have it all available in supermarkets. Coincidence? I think not. You may not know this but the clammy body snatchers are also telepathic. That is why they inhabit all of the upper management of Bell Canada. Have you ever been overcharged on your phone bill? Have you ever waited forever for a Bell serviceman? Have you ever had to spend hours on the phone trying to clear up their mess? And have you ever been cut off suddenly when a Bell representative puts you on hold? Lizards. Lizards. Lizards. Lizards. Lizard domination is all true, according to David Icke, a noted author who certainly would not let the rampant success of a money-making best seller muddy up his assertion that these shape-shifting repo-men from Alpha Draconis already occupy the grey matter of such luminaries as Kevin OLeary (Like its not obvious.) and three of my in-laws. My friend Peter a goodness to gracious, red-blooded vigilant human with no other friends, for obvious reasons thinks we should form a resistance group called Watchmen for the Expungement of Invasive Reptile Deviants (W.E.I.R.D.) In recruiting untainted members, he maintains that we shall go on two ways of identifying lizard people: They feed on human emotions, and cannot tell a lie. With proper screening I am confident we can fill the ranks of WEIRD with emotionless couch potatoes and liars. (Peter is working on designing a nice logo for his line of WEIRD hats and t-shirts all made out of Alcan aluminum foil.) All those interested in saving the cats and insects of the county may answer this piece. Those with green blood need not apply. (We know who you are.)

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America’s 10 Most Popular Conspiracy Theories | Big Think – Big Think

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? First of all, its not just a few loners on the internet – prior research indicates that half the American public believes in at leastone conspiracy theory in any given year. Political scientists Eric Oliver and Thomas Wood, who studied the subject, defined a conspiracy theory as an explanation that makes reference to hidden, malevolent forces seeking to advance some nefarious aim. A conspiracy theory does not have to be untrue, but it is sure to contradict the usual, popularly-accepted version of the same event or phenomena. Once a conspiracy theory becomes the accepted explanation, it stops being a conspiracy theory and becomes a fact of history. This certainly is one reason people continue to believe – they hope their views will eventually be proven right. Some have viewed conspiracy theories as a particular affectation of the American right, with President Trump being both a proponent and target of a number of conspiracy theories. Historian Richard J. Hofstadter’s influential essay The Paranoid Style in American Politicsdescribed a paranoid strain that runs through the thinking of far right politicians in American history that can be still discerned today. This approach views all of history as a vast and sinister conspiracy of sorts, whose gigantic and yet subtle machinery of influence set in motion to undermine and destroy a way of life. This rather apocalyptic way of belief sees the world in constant turmoil, where only the one who understands the conspiracy can defend the attacked way of life, destroy the enemy and save humanity. Modern researchers, however, challenge the view that conspiracies are an exclusively rightwing feature, seeing such theories as a kind of magical thinking that allows people from all walks of life and political persuasions to cope with complex emotions, often brought on by an inexplicable event. Certainly, in the wake of President Trumps victory, theres been no shortage of conspiracy theories that sprang up on the left. Such an occasion can trigger people to look for patterns, to make sense of an emotional upheaval. But the mental shortcuts that we use when searching for patterns (called heuristics) can often find relationships between things and events that arent necessarily there. An explanation that includes such heuristics can feel very compelling and emotionally satisfying. The view that people believe in conspiracies when they feel a lack of control was studied by Professor Galinsky: The less control people have over their lives, the more likely they are to try and regain control through mental gymnastics,” explained Galinsky. “Feelings of control are so important to people that a lack of control is inherently threatening. While some misperceptions can be bad or lead one astray, they’re extremely common and most likely satisfy a deep and enduring psychological need.” This understanding can also lead to a strategy for combatting conspiracy theories, as studied by the Dutch researcher Jan-Willem van Prooijen. We found that if you give people a feeling of control, then they are less inclined to believe those conspiracy theories, said van Prooijen. Giving people a sense of control can make them less suspicious over governmental operations. Another recent theory posed by researchers actually sees conspiracy talk as a way to bolster the status quo. Potential existence of conspiracies can allow people to have a positive feeling about the society they live in when that social system is threatened. This way if something happens that is out of line with their views (like the election of Donald Trump was for many), people can blame a few bad apples instead of coming to feel like their whole country is against them. Here are some of the most common conspiracy theories of the recent past: 1. Secret Group Controlling World – this conspiracy proposes that a secret group called the Iluminati has been really controlling the world and is looking to create a one world government. Their end-goal is supposedly to create the New World Order, which will dissolve national boundaries and peoples identities, while allowing for total authoritarian control. A version of this theory also sees other groups in a similar position of world domination – the Freemasons, the Jewish people, the Bilderberg Group or the globalists that are often invoked in rightwing media outlets like Alex Jones and Breitbart News. President Trump himself mentions globalists and invokes fighting against insidious elites as a battle cry for his base. 2. President Obama Wasnt Born in the U.S. and May Be a Secret Muslim – this untrue proposition was famously championed by the current President Donald Trump. The theory that Obama was actually born in Kenya and is not a natural-born citizen (and thus ineligible for U.S. Presidency) was used to delegitimize President Obama. Despite Obama producing a long-form birth certificate to placate the doubters, showing that he was born in Hawaii to a Kenyan father and an American mother, 72% of Republicans in a 2016 NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll still expressed skepticism about the Presidents place of birth. President Obama’s long-form birth certificate. Another aspect of this conspiracy alleges that Obama is actually a Muslim, although he is a very well-documented Christian. This idea is fueled by Obama living with his Muslim father as a baby and speaks to the anti-Muslim fears stoked by politicians and talkshow hosts. 3. The Attacks on 9/11 Were an Inside Job – a community of truthers has emerged around the idea that the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were actually orchestrated by the U.S. government. They believe the Bush administration had advanced knowledge of the attacks and allowed them to happen so they could invade Iraq and advance their agenda. The truthers claim that jet fuel from the planes was not enough to melt the steel beams of the World Trade Center towers, which were actually brought down by a controlled demolition. This theory was, of course, widely debunked but continues to live on. One reason for the ideas longevity is that historical facts did prove that the war in Iraq was justified using incorrect information about the supposed existence of weapons of mass destruction. 4. Lizard People aka Reptilians Are Running the World – this is a very sci-fi variation on secret groups controlling us, famously championed by David Icke, a professional conspiracy theorist from Britain, who is also a big player in the truther movement. The idea also has support from 12 million Americans, according to a 2013 national survey. What they believe is that the top echelon of our government is actually controlled by shape-shifting reptilian aliens, who have been lording power over humans to make them into mindless slaves for their own purposes. Photo taken 17 January 2005 in Amsterdam, of an iguana’s head. (Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) 5. JFK Assassination 51% of Americans believed that there was a conspiracy behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in a large national survey in 2013. The popularity of this particular theory stems from the horrific murder in 1963 of President Kennedy and the subsequent lack of a clear, satisfying explanation for who was really behind it. While the shooter Lee Harvey Oswald got the official blame, parties as divergent as the CIA, KGB, or the mob have been implicated in the public consciousness. The particulars of the theory focus on analyzing whether there was just one gunman and if more shots were fired than officially claimed. Photo: Jacqueline Kennedy, Edward Kennedy and Robert Kennedy stand as the coffin of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy passes them. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) 6. Aliens Are Contacting Us – a variety of events come under the rubric of beliefs in alien contact. Among these are mysteries like the alleged 1947 crash of a flying saucer in Roswell, New Mexico. The ensuing government coverup of that incident supposedly links to Area 51, a top-secret military base where experimental research is carried out, giving rise to rumors that the studies are actually on aliens and their technology. A group of protestors march in front of the General Accounting Office (GAO) 29 March to raise awareness about an examination being conducted by the GAO for documents about a weather balloon crash at Roswell, N.M. in 1947. The protestors believe the balloon was a crashed UFO.(Photo credit: JOSHUA ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images) Believing in UFOs is definitely one of the most widespread alternative beliefs, with ongoing explorations of the topic in cultural products and a steady stream of first-person claims that are spread through the Internet. 7. The Moon Landing Was Faked – one of the most significant scientific and political achievements of the last century, landing on the moon, often comes under attack. Photo: Astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin poses next to the U.S. flag July 20, 1969 on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Photo by NASA/Liaison) Some people believe that the landing did not happen and its appearance was orchestrated by NASA/American government as part of the Cold War, to raise national pride and one up the arch-rival Soviet Union. Supporters of the idea point to such things as the flag appearing to move in photos from the moon, something that should not happen as there is no wind in space. This was disproved by pointing out that the flag only appears to move during the moment of unfurling, something which would happen even without wind. A variation of this theory even goes so far as to say that the famous film director Stanley Kubrick was the creative mastermind of the fake footage of the landing. 8. FDA is Withholding the Cure for Cancer – this idea maintains that the FDA and Big Pharma have actually figured out how to cure cancer a while back, but are not making the medicine available. While Big Pharma has not made itself many friends among the public, there is no evidence that such a vast conspiracy is possible as it would require the participation of thousands if not millions of people in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. It makes more sense that selling the cure would actually make more money. Its also hard to believe that these evil medical professionals would not use the cures on themselves and their families, a fact that would likely come to light eventually. 9. Chemtrails – another conspiracy theory mainstay, this idea says that the trails you can spot in the sky behind planes are actually chemtrails – some kind of chemical sprayed by the government to control the population. Of course, the trails are just contrails, created by the combination of vapor from the planes engine combined with low temperatures at night altitudes. Photo: Two commercial airliners appear to fly close together as the pass over London on March 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) 10. The Holocaust Did Not Happen – you would think theres no doubting a well-documented historical fact of 6 million Jews being exterminated by German Nazis in the recent past, supported by thousands of photos, films and first-hand accounts, but there are some people who believe the Holocaust did not happen. Photo: Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp May 7, 1945 in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for ‘scientific’ experiments. (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers) Only about 54% of the worlds population has heard of the Holocaust, according to a large 100-country survey by the Anti-Defamation League. And only a third of those whove heard of it believe the Holocaust is portrayed correctly. Given political realities, its not a surprise that only 8% of responders in the Middle East heard of the Holocaust and believed its description was true.

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Maloney’s Irish Pub to Host Corey Feldman Performance – Omaha Reader

Former child actor turned musician Corey Feldman is descending upon Omaha later this month and the only thing that might be more unusual than his EDMish bro-goth act, Corey’s Angels, is the location he’ll be blessing with his presence. But if you’d never heard of Maloney’s Irish Pub before Feldman’s January show announcement, owner Wendy Bettin, 35, gets it: Hers is a neighborhood Everybar, not a rock venue. It doesn’t pander to the craft beer and cocktail crowds that light up Instagram screens, and its location near the SW corner of N. 72nd and Blondo is too far outside the reaches of Benson to profit from its ironic touch. So how did Bettin land the controversial Goonie, Feldman, who also starred in’80s favorites The Lost Boys and Stand by Me? Simple. She asked. The Iowa native, who opened Maloney’s in 2008, said she was considering a road trip to Tremont, Ill to watch Feldman’s band when she realized she’d already have her St. Patrick’s Day tent which is heated and can shelter a couple hundred patrons set up and available March 18, if she could just somehow convince the recent Celebrity Wife Swap star to stop by on his way east. Before negotiations were settled, she said, Feldman listed the show on his website. Opening is Digital Leather, Thick Paint and Glow in the Dark. “I guess we’re doing this now,” Bettin (formerly Maloney) said she remembered thinking, “there’s no going back.” Feldman describes Corey’s Angels as a “management, development and production entity,” which is intended to help down-and-out aspiring Hollywood entertainers. The “360-degree interactive experience” has been criticized for being modeled after Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Bunnies, and it’s been accused of being a sex cult that preys on vulnerable women. But Feldman maintains his intentions are pure. The band itself comes off mostly as performance art, reminding one of Joaquin Phoenix’s mock rap career. Only, in Corey’s Angels, Feldman seems to be channeling his inner (and outer) Michael Jackson, who he dedicated his double album Angelic 2 the Core to last June. Still, there’s enough David Icke and his lizard people permeating throughout the whole ordeal to keep Bettin guessing as to how Feldman’s Maloney’s show will eventually turn out: “It’s going to be weird,” she said with a slight hesitation. “I can guarantee that.” Omaha Zine Fest Omaha Zine Fest is pasting together another DIY festival for a second go at the pamphlet-trading expo. Only, this year’s March 11 gathering of artists, musiciansand thinkers will not be an exact Xerox of the inaugural event. For starters, co-founders Andrea Kszystyniak, 27, Daphne Calhoun, 22, and Kaitlan McDermott, 25, are bringing their festival to the brand new Union for Contemporary Art space in North O. The event will also focus its workshops almost strictly on social justice: “We want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy their time at our event, no matter what their identity of background,” Kszystyniak said last month. “Our biggest priority is making sure our events are comfortable, safe and accessible for everyone.” Zines short for magazines or fanzines have been the preferred supplemental literature to countercultures and fringe movements since individuals have had the ability to mass-produce pamphlets in a DIY fashion. In recent decades, the zine has belonged to the photocopying punk, with its fast and loud aesthetic, but it has since become an eclectic canvas for just about anything. Kszystyniak said she’s hoping to use zines to show off Omaha to the rest of the country. “We had such a positive response last year,” she said. “It’s funny because we had so many people come from out of state who were surprised by what Omaha had to offer. We want to keep sharing our amazing city and its awesome artists with others.”

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River Watcher: The flowers that bloom in the spring – Oroville Mercury Register

Blossoming flowers usually mean pollination and various kinds of pollinators are involved, which is the main motive of the blooming crowd on Table Mountain in the springtime. At the same time, you know all of those exposed attractions of the female body underlies human reproduction,too. When you get down into the life histories of each species, the whole process is remarkable. Each of those nearly 300 species of floral inhabitants up there on Table Mountain has a certain set of procedures involved to complete the life cycle, largely combined with an insect species to transfer the pollen, such as various bees, especially honey bees, being involved no matter how romantically we might view the scene. All of that colorful flower beauty has not been created strictly for human admiration, but more specifically as an attractant for the plants co-conspirators in the life-game. The flower not only flashes its color of enticement to searching insects, but rewards them with a sip of sweet nectar as a gift exchange. The transportation of sexual components is the foundation of life, even though we might prefer the aesthetic side of natures creations. Weve heard that story before, but it never grows old. Weve heard the butterfly story over and over again, too, but anything as wondrous as metamorphism deserves to be repeated. Butterflies, such as the monarch, has a closer tie to flowers than bees, because in addition to the nectar-pollen function, milkweed plants feed the monarch larvae and supports the colorful chrysalis. Which leaves us wondering what came first; the flower or the butterfly? Of equal fascination is how plants and animals honor their time systems that inner impetus to do what they are dictated to do by their biological clocks. Naturalist John Burroughs said, They know without knowing they know. Call it instinct or divine guidance, when it comes time to arise, they know how to do it. The summons is most apparent in plant seeds that await their time and proper soil conditions. If there is drought, the seed may just skip the projected resurrection until later. Even more sensitive to favorable growth-factors is mushrooms. If it is dry during the fall run of fungi growth, the species that grow at that time may just skip it until a following wet season, since mushroom mycelium needs moisture to grow. Not so, though, in the 2016 California autumn/winter when excessive rain stirred a fantastic fungi uprising. Advertisement If trees can stay rooted in the deluges of a wet winter, they, too, especially deciduous trees like the valley oak, are like flowers in that they are angiosperms, or true flowering plants that bloom and bear seeds. The valley oak is like other deciduous trees, perennial, sap rising from the roots in springtime to make new leaves and flowers, but also able to reproduce a new tree from the acorn seed. Furthermore, the valley oak (Quercus lobata) is in the white oak group, indigenous to California. Oroville Mayor Linda Dahlmeier stated that the plant she most admired was the oak, standing stately year after year and representing grandiose tenacity, more enchanting than a colorful dandelion whose fugitive seeds go flying away in the wind. Though not having a spectacular blossom like the flowers of Table Mountain, oaks do feature wind-pollinated reproductive parts, male and female emanating from the same tree, a condition called monoecious. The male flower consists of long catkins showering pollen into the wind to fertilize small female spikes on another oak tree. After the male finishes, the female spike opens on their shared tree to receive pollen from another tree in cross-pollination evidently to avoid in-breeding. Theres more, but thats all I can try to explain for now. Isnt nature wonderful? As an end note, I checked the flowers on Table Mountain on Feb. 27, and only a few were blooming. They are late compared to previous drought years, and the oaks show no stir. Todays mighty oak is just yesterdays nut that held its ground. David Icke Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion? Ralph Waldo Emerson Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn. William Arthur Ward

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David Icke’s German world tour talks AXED amid claims of anti-semitic conspiracy speeches – Express.co.uk

Two German venues have pulled the plug on hosting events as part of his “World Wide Wake Up Tour”, due in April and October respectively. Former BBC Grandstand presenter Mr Icke has been told by the Maritim hotel in Berlin, where a live event was planned for October, and the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, where he was due to speak in April, that he is no longer welcome, according to dw.com. Mr Icke, from the Isle of White, peddles conspiracy theories that the world is run by an Illuminati of alien reptile creatures, that the Moon is hollow and was place in the Universe by aliens, and that major terror atrocities such as 9/11 were “inside jobs” at his conferences, which are attended by thousands of people across the globe. Part of his Illuminati theory is that the world is largely run by Zionists, with US Jewish philanthropist George Soros and the Jewish Rothschilds business family at the heart of the alleged secret society allegations they vehemently deny. He said he was carrying out a legitimate “analytical investigation” into why all leaders of the US federal Bank through recent history had been Zionists. YouTube The Maritim hotel confirmed to dw.com that “at the time of agreeing the booking, it had not been aware Mr Icke was involved”. The event was booked to replace the April talk. The Carl Benz Arena posted previously posted a statement on its website in January explaining its decision. It said it was due to the “contentious nature and the contradictory statements, which for us as a politically neutral event venue do not give a clear picture.” We are all the same consciousness with different colour vehicles end of story. People involved in racism have completely lost the plot. David Icke The arena added that it agreed with free speech, but “of course only as long as this conforms to the democratic principles of our society”. Critics of Mr Icke claim his views on Zionism are anti-Semitic. Jan Rathje of the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, which counters racism in Germany, said: “David Icke has a lot of influence on the conspiracy ideological scene, especially through the anti-Semitism he spreads, which appeals to people in Germany because it offers some relief from the guilt of German crimes against humanity in the Holocaust.” But, in a video published on his website in January responding to earlier “anti-racism” protests aimed at his events in the UK and Ireland, Mr Icke denied any anti-semitism. He said the complaints were just a bid to try to cancel his previous shows in Manchester and Ireland. SSPL via Getty Images 1 of 10 Ever since Apollo 11 landed on the moon, conspiracy theorists have suggested that the landing was forged by NASA with the aid of other organizations In the video, entitled “Try As You Will Tyrannical System You Will Not Shut Me Up”, he said: “This group, the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, is throwing mud in all directions in the hope it will stick. “My philosophy is impossible to equate with racism, because I say race is irrelevant. The body is just a vehicle for expoerience. “We are all the same consciousness with different colour vehicles end of story. People involved in racism have completely lost the plot. “What I’m actually saying in the talks is that we become obsessed with race, when what we are is consciousness. “And that whatever colour, creed, background our ‘body’ is irrelevant… they’re just vehicles for experience.” Mr Icke also branded Zionism a political philosophy, claiming it was “not about race”, and said many people firecely opposed it. He added: “What I’m saying is that there is a cabal at the centre of Zionism, not least connected to the house of Rothschild, that is in effect… a secret society. “And it’s that secret society… that is manipulating within the wider web of manipulation.”

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Lizard conspiracist David Icke not wanted in Berlin – Deutsche Welle

David Icke, the British conspiracy theorist who argues that the world is being run by reptilian shape-shifting humanoids, has had a second stop on his “World Wide Wake Up Tour” cancelled in Germany. The Maritim hotel in Berlin confirmed to DW that it did not want to host the live event planned for October 2017. “Unfortunately, at the time of the request we were not aware that David Icke would participate in the event,” a spokeswoman said. “We only found this out later.” The news seems not yet to have reached Icke’s management, which is still selling tickets to the all-day event – for 60-85 euros ($63-$90) – on his website. The show was billed as a replacement for the only other German show on the tour, set for April at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, which was also cancelled by the venue. German constitution and reptiles While the Maritim declined to give a reason for the cancellation, the Carl Benz Arena posted a statement on its Facebook page on January 17 putting its decision down to the “contentious nature and the contradictory statements, which for us as a politically neutral event venue do not give a clear picture.” Maritim Hotels is one of Germany’s biggest hotel chains Carl Benz Arena added that it held to the “values of the German Basic Law – which also includes the right to free speech. But of course only as long as this conforms to the democratic principles of our society.” Icke, a well-known soccer goalkeeper and sports broadcaster in the UK in the 1980s before he announced that he was the “son of the Godhead” on a TV chat show in 1991, now regularly holds live speaking events that run for several hours promoting a theory that the world is run by a reptilian elite known as the “Brotherhood.” Slipping into the physical world from another dimension, Icke says the Brotherhood has genetically manipulated humanity and sought to divide people along racial and gender lines as a means to subjugate them. He has identified dozens of leaders as shape-shifting lizards, including ancient Egyptian pharaohs, the majority of US presidents, and the British Royal Family, and argues that the Brotherhood runs the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Bilderberg Group, as well as several other international organizations, and encourages genocide, war, and the mass slaughter of animals. He also says the reptilians use human anxiety as a source of energy. Lizards and dog-whistles Many critics have noted that Icke uses anti-Semitic arguments and imagery. Like many racist conspiracy theorists, he identifies investor George Soros as an enemy of humanity, and has endorsed “TheProtocols of the Elders of Zion,” a long-since-debunked Russian anti-Semitic book published in 1903 that purports to detail a global Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. The book influenced Adolf Hitler and was used by the Nazis to agitate against Jewish people in the 1930s – though Icke himself denies being anti-Semitic and says the book is not evidence of a Jewish conspiracy, but a reptilian one. In response to an interview request, Icke sent DW a link to a YouTube video entitled “Try As You Will Tyrannical System You Will Not Shut Me Up” posted in late January, in which he addressed protests by anti-racism groups against his events in the UK and Ireland (which were not cancelled). “What I’m actually saying in the talks is that we become obsessed with race, when what we are is consciousness,” he said in the “videocast.” “And that whatever color, creed, background our ‘body’ is … they’re just vehicles for experience.” Bjrn Hcke has been banned from the hotel chain for his remarks about the Holocaust He also says that Zionism – a key enemy in his talks – is “not about race” but is a political philosophy. “What I’m saying is that there is a cabal at the center of Zionism, not least connected to the house of Rothschild, that is in effect … a secret society. And it’s that secret society … that is manipulating within the wider web of manipulation,” Icke said. But some German critics are not convinced by the denial, and warn against simply laughing at Icke. Jan Rathje of the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, an NGO that tracks racism in Germany, welcomed the cancellation of the German events. “David Icke has a lot of influence on the conspiracy ideological scene, especially through the anti-Semitism he spreads, which appeals to people in Germany because it offers some relief from the guilt of German crimes against humanity in the Holocaust,” he told DW. “David Icke denies the Holocaust, and I think that’s more important than focusing on the fact that he sees reptilians in power behind everything,” Rathje added. He also argued that the reptilian theory is no more than a dog whistle for the anti-Semitic: “People know how to decode the code about reptilians – whether Icke means it or not, it doesn’t change that fact. It seems ridiculous, but the conclusion that Icke draws is that because he thinks the reptilians are pulling the strings behind it, therefore the Holocaust didn’t happen – that’s anti-Semitism.” Maritim Hotels,one of Germany’s biggest hotel chains,has not shied from taking a political position in other recent cases. On February 14, the company released a statement banning prominent Alternative for Germany (AfD) politician Bjrn Hcke from all its hotels – including at the AfD party conference at the Maritim Hotel Cologne planned for April – specifically because of his remarks about the Holocaust in a speech in Dresden.

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‘Hollow Moon that rings like a bell put into orbit by ancient ALIENS’, shock theory claims – Express.co.uk

GETTY The favoured official scientific explanation is that the Moon broke off from the Earth’s crust after it was struck by a massive Mars-sized object, and then remained in our orbit. Many pseudo-scientists and conspiracy theorists have latched onto claims that the moon’s existence and relationship with Earth defies physics, to brand it an artificially-created object. They have taken the giant leap from this to claim aliens from billions of years ago created the structure and it may even be occupied inside, in a similar way to the infamous Death Star from the Star Wars movies. The latest supporter of the conspiracy theory has devoted an entire article to the claims on his website. UFO researcher JP Robinson says the fact that the moon “rings like a bell or gong when struck” means it must be hollow and artificially constructed, despite being coated in rock. Mr Robinson wrote: “It appears that the moon itself shouldnt actually be where it is, and all the data regarding the moons size and its distance from the sun and from the Earth, have confounded scientists and researchers alike.” It is true that scientists have been divided on how the moon formed, with some suggesting its existence defies physics itself. Many scientists agree the size of the Moon is one of our solar system’s biggest anomalies. Physics has been unable to explain why a planet the size of Earth has a Moon of such a large size in comparison. Our Moon would be expected to be about 40 miles in diameter, but is closer to 2,000 miles. Other supporters of the hollow moon theory include conspiracy theory king David Icke and Scott C Waring, editor of ufosightingsdaily.com. Mr Robinson added: “The Moon revolves at exactly one hundredth of the speed that the Earth turns on its axis. “It is also precisely 400 times smaller than the Sun and exactly 400 times closer to the Earth. “Patterns and number sequences are consistent when looking at all of the Moons major aspects, contrary to the inconsistencies of all other planets and moons in our solar system. GETTY It appears that the moon itself shouldnt actually be where it is, and all the data regarding the moons size and its distance from the sun and from the Earth, have confounded scientists and researchers alike. JP Robinson “If you divide the circumference of the Sun by that of the Moon and multiply by 100 you get the polar circumference of the Earth. “In fact, so precise are the measurements and correlations between the Earth, Sun and Moon that any differentiation in the figures would inevitably lead to vastly visible changes. “Take the solar eclipse for example; the Sun would no longer be able to conceal itself so perfectly behind the Moon. “That astoundingly perfect fit that we take for granted would cease to be.” It was also confirmed by NASA that the moon does ring like a bell when struck. During Apollo 12 the shock waves made by the lunar module ascent were recorded by seismic equipment and showed that “Moonquake” tremors lasted for 55 minutes. Vibrations caused by the impact of Apollo 13s Saturn rocket booster, which was equivalent to 11 tons of TNT going off, left the Moon shaking for three hours and 20 minutes, the same equipment showed. Mr Robinson added: “There are many theories doing the rounds regarding the enigmatic nature of Earths Moon. Getty Images 1 of 12 The moon rises over people gathered on Glastonbury Tor “Many claim that the moon is an artificial satellite rather than a natural object. “It is hollow, which should be impossible were it a natural planetary object. “As noted astronomer Dr Carl Sagan wrote in 1966, ‘A natural satellite cannot be a hollow object’. “So, if the Moon is a hollow artificial construct as the facts lead us to understand, who built the Moon, how did they get it into its present orbit and why did they put it there? “How is it that our moon remains stationary in Earths orbit, never revealing the dark side to us? “Such questions will certainly not be answered overnight but the initial realisation that our Moon is not a natural object behaving naturally would raise a few eyebrows were it common public knowledge.”

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Alien ‘Proof’ Allegedly Shuts Down 4Chan [PICTURE] – Heavy.com

Early Thursday morning, an image alleging to show an ultra realistic reptilian alien was shared on 4chan image board forums. Soon after, the website went down and the picture was deleted. See the allegedly partially recovered photo here. According to a Pastebin about the post, the original thread that shared the image went online anywhere between 12am and 2am on Thursday on 4chans /pol/ board, short for Politically Incorrect. It was titled 24489 Taken Aprox 24 miles north west of Luke Airforce Base Phoenix Az. Lab H4C, the claimed location that the picture was taken. The official Luke Airforce Base website writes that the base was established during World War II and is currently an active-duty F-16 Fighting Falcon training base. According to reports, the image allegedly taken near the base was only live for about a minute. Soon after, the entire site went down and the thread with the alien photo was wiped. The original photo now cannot be found anywhere. However, a partially recovered image of the alleged alien photo can be viewed below. (4chan) A description shared on 4chan about the contents of the original photo reads: The aliens head was seen from the left side and it was looking to the left in the picture and slightly at the camera. Almost diagonally. I did see the alien, yellow scales black eyes with small pursed lips. Thought it was a shill thread so didnt open but saw the pic They ayylmao looked like it had scales all over and was dark in colour. Its eyes looked like dried up prunes and had human like features but much smaller in comparison to its head. A poster then adds that photo was super high quality. Soon after, people suggested it was a reptilian, one of the species of aliens common in UFO lore. The idea was popularized by British conspiracy theorist David Icke, reports The Guardian. However, some 4chan posters were not so swayed the mysterious photo. Some suggested that it was an image of Jonathan Reeds alleged encounter with a reptilian alien that has been circulating since 2012. Reed claims that he encountered an alien in the woods in Washington state with his dog. Reed ended up killing the alien with a tree branch. However, when he got home, the alien came back to life, left, and the government showed up and took all his evidence except his photographs. One of his photographs can be seen below. Whatever the case, definitely one for creepypasta This morning on Morning Joe on MSNBC, while discussing President Donald Trump with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski said that she was worried that Trump could undermine the media’s message.

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