dinsdag 10 mei 2016

Rites of Passage II

Judgement (XX)

 
 
 

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(This diagram shows how a shifting feature, called a corona, can create a flare of X-rays around a ["supermassive black hole called Markarian 335, or Mrk 335, located 324 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Pegasus"]. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
 
 
 
The Tower (XVI)
 
 
 
Rites of Passage
 
 
 
Death (XIII)
 
 
 


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    Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-08-28 – 2014-07-03) (aged 89) ["born in Poland"]...
         Now two Poles came in, dressed only in trousers, and the girls cried out at their sight. They quickly grabbed the first of the girls, and bent her backwards over the edge of the table until her joints cracked.
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         I was close to passing out as one of them took his knife and, before the very eyes of the other girls, cut off her right breast. He paused for a moment, then cut off the other side. I have never heard anyone scream as desperately as that girl.
         After this operation he drove his knife into her abdomen several times, which again was accompanied by the cheers of the Russians.
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         The next girl cried for mercy, but in vain—it even seemed that the gruesome deed was done particularly slowly because she was especially pretty.
         The other three had collapsed, they cried for their mothers and begged for a quick death, but the same fate awaited them as well.
         The last of them was still almost a child, with barely developed breasts. They literally tore the flesh off her ribs until the white bones showed.
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         Another five girls were brought in. They had been carefully chosen this time, all of them were well-developed and pretty. When they saw the bodies of their predecessors they began to cry and scream. Weakly, they tried desperately to defend themselves, but it did them no good as the Poles grew ever more cruel.
         They sliced the body of one of them open lengthwise and poured in a can of machine oil, which they tried to light. A Russian shot one of the other girls in the genitals before they cut off her breasts.
         Loud howls of approval began when someone brought a saw from a tool chest. This was used to tear up the breasts of the other girls, which soon caused the floor to be awash in blood. The Russians were in a blood frenzy. More girls were being brought in continually.
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         I saw these grisly proceedings as through a red haze. Over and over again I heard the terrible screams when the breasts were tortured, and the loud groans at the mutilation of the genitals. . . .
         [I]t was always the same, the begging for mercy, the high-pitched scream when the breasts were cut and the groans when the genitals were mutilated. The slaughter was interrupted several times to sweep the blood out of the room and clear away the bodies. . . .
         When my knees buckled I was forced onto a chair. The Commissar always made sure that I was watching, and when I had to throw up they even paused in their tortures.
         One girl had not undressed completely, she may also have been a little older than the others, who were around seventeen years of age.
         They soaked her bra with oil and set in on fire, and while she screamed, a thin iron rod was shoved into her vagina until it came out her navel.
         In the yard entire groups of girls were clubbed to death after the prettiest of them had been selected for this torture. The air was filled with the death cries of many hundred girls.”[5]
         ...[A] big Russian came in. He did not utter a single word, but looked around the room and then went to the back where all the young girls and women were sitting. He beckoned once with his finger to my sister. As she did not stand up at once, he went close up to her and held his machine pistol against her chin.
         Everyone screamed aloud, but my sister sat mutely there and was incapable of moving. Then a shot resounded. Her head fell to the side and the blood streamed out.
    Talmud: Bammidber raba c 21 & Jalkut 772. Every Jew, who spills the blood of the godless (non-Jews), is doing the same as making a sacrifice to God.
         She was dead instantly, without uttering a single sound. The bullet had gone from her chin to her brain and her skull was completely shattered. The Russian looked at us all, and went away again.[6]
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         ...The mothers had had to witness how their 10 and 12-year-old daughters were raped by some 20 men; the daughters in turn saw their mothers being raped, even their grandmothers. Women who tried to resist were brutally tortured to death. There was no mercy. . . .

    ...who was considered the spiritual father of the Jewish Renewal movement — an influential camp of religious pioneers who reintroduced to synagogue services ancient Judaic traditions of mysticism and meditation, gender equality and ecstatic prayer — died on Thursday at his home in Boulder, Colo. ["diagnosed with severe pneumonia and other complications"] He was initially sent out to speak on college campuses by the [pseudo-messianic] Lubavitcher Rebbe...
    We will destroy by fire and sword all those nationalist movements that seek to lead people out of our dictate...
    We have made the UN a weapon for our goals of seizing power over 'all kingdoms and nations.'

    ...but left after experimenting with "the sacramental value of lysergic acid", the main ingredient in LSD, from 1962. In 1974, Schachter hosted a month-long Kabbalah {"righteous Gentiles do not have this demonic aspect and are in many ways similar to Jewish souls"} workshop in Berkeley, California.
     
    "In a sense, Schachter-Shalomi is the Zelig {"human chameleon"} of the Jewish world: He has been present at every moment in 20th- and now 21st-century Jewish history—whether in Poland or Boro Park, Berkeley or his current home in Boulder, Colo.
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    The "former billionaire" Siegel couple [David [Net Worth: $100 million] {"fined $5.4 million for sexual harrassment" "stroked 'Wife Swap' Juliet's (Reeves London) knee in a limo"} and Jackie] {"set out to build one of the largest and most expensive single-family houses in the United States [4th]"} who starred in the documentary film The Queen of Versailles and reality TV show Wife Swap {"shoveling cow manure in my white and lynx fur coat"} reported their 18-year old daughter [Victoria] dead under unknown circumstances at their home. [2015-06-06] {"drug overdose.[13]" "acute methadone and sertraline toxicity"}
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    Antonin Gregory Scalia (1936-03-11 – 2016-02-12/13) (aged 79) [Net Worth: $1.9 million to $4.2 million]
    When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 12 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.
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  7. Edwin V. Deramas (September 15, 1966 – February 29, 2016) (aged 49) more commonly known as Direk Wenn was a movie and TV director and writer from the Philippines. Deramas died at 6am on February 29, 2016, due to cardiac arrest from heart attack at the emergency room of Capitol Medical Center according to his friend, Josephine Amores. He was 49.[7] He died few hours after the death of his sister on February 28 at the same hospital due to heart attack.
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  9. Craig Windham, a veteran NPR reporter known for delivering bite-size reports for top-of-the-hour newscasts in a warm, familiar tone to millions of Americans, died on Sunday in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 66. His brother, Cris Windham, said the cause was a pulmonary embolism.
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  11. Lee Reherman - the actor and athlete best known for his work as Hawk on American Gladiators - has passed away at the age of 49. A rep for Reherman says his girlfriend discovered his body inside his Manhattan Beach, California this morning. His rep and longtime friend Anthony Turk told Variety that Reherman’s death was completely unexpected, calling him the “epitome of health.” Reherman recently completed a guest spot on Jane The Virgin and he had a recurring role on K.C. Undercover. Other notable roles include the films Star Trek Into Darkness, Not Easily Broken and many guest starring and recurring roles on such shows as Prison Break, NCIS, Cory In The House, General Hospital, Medium, 90210, X Files, The Shield, Angel, and others.
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    Bram Goldsmith (1923-02-22 – 2016-02-28) (aged 93) [multimillionaire+] was an American real estate developer, banker and philanthropist. "built over thirty office towers in Beverly Hills, California.[3][6]" He served as the chief executive officer of City National Bank from 1975 to 1995, and as its chairman from 1975 to 2013. He became known as the "banker to the stars".[1] He was a major philanthropist in Beverly Hills, California. In 1984, he was the highest paid banker in the United States with US$3.1 million, more than the salaries of the CEOs of Bank of America, Citibank and Chase Manhattan combined.[3][9]
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  15. Stephen Clarkson died in Germany while on a research trip with his students.[3] Clarkson had contracted an influenza virus in Portugal that developed into pneumonia and then an incurable sepsis, the school said. His later work focuses primarily on two areas: the evolution of North America as a continental state, reinstitutionalized by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and two decades of neo-conservatism; and the impact of globalization and trade liberalization on the Canadian state.
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    James "Jim" Z. Davis (1943-12-16 – 2016-02-27) (aged 72) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. After graduation he served in the Army military intelligence {"provide timely, relevant, accurate, and synchronized intelligence and electronic warfare support to tactical, operational and strategic-level commanders"} for two years, ending in 1970.[2] Davis toured as a Combat Intelligence Analyst in Vietnam.
     
    Target analysis is an examination of potential targets to determine military importance, priority of attack, and weapons required to obtain a desired level of damage or casualties.[1] Using a combination HUMINT, SIGINT, MASINT, IMINT, and OSINT,[7] analysts are able to identify immediate targets... The most recognizable targeting analyst position in the Intelligence Community lies within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) within the Directorate of Intelligence (DI).
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    Don Battye, former producer for both Crawford and Grundy production houses, has died at the age of 77. Starting out as an actor from the age of 9 through to his 20s [Molestation Scandal: Hollywood’s Child Sex Abuse Coverup – Child Stars Victimized By Mentors] — including an appearance in an early TV production, the play The Big Day in 1959 — Battye went on to write for theatre. He then joined Crawford Productions in 1969, initially as a scriptwriter before moving on to production roles. He worked on drama series including Homicide, Division 4, Matlock Police, Bluey and The Box.
     
    He left Crawfords in 1977 to join the then Reg Grundy Organisation, working as both a writer and producer. His credits at Grundy included Chopper Squad, Bellamy, The Restless Years, Possession and Waterloo Station. He was producer for the long-running series Sons And Daughters and with Peter Pinne co-wrote the show’s signature theme tune that was played on all 972 episodes. He later worked on Neighbours, Richmond Hill and the mini-series Tanamera: Lion Of Singapore. Upon retiring in 1998, Battye moved to the Philippines. {"about one-third of people who are abused in childhood will become abusers themselves"} {"Foreign child molesters are a major problem in a country like the Philippines."}
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    Bernie Baby, the cheerful boy who won the affections of people of all political stripes after his mom posted photos on social media of him greeting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a lookalike white-haired wig, oversized glasses and plaid tie, has died of sudden infant death syndrome. Oliver Jack Carter Lomas-Davis of Los Angeles died Feb. 25, his aunt Anastasia Lomas told the Associated Press. He was 4 months old.
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  23. Francis Pasion (1978-02-08 – 2016-03-06) (aged 38) {“a Filipino independent film and television drama director”} was found dead in his home in Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City on March 6, 2016. His lifeless body was found by the parents inside the bathroom of Pasion's house.[2] Initial findings by the PNP-Scene of the Crime Operations (SOCO) showed that Pasion died due to heart attack.[4]
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    Nancy Reagan (1921-07-06 – 2016-03-06) (aged 94) [Net Worth: $15-25 million] died from congestive heart failure at her home in Bel-Air. In March 2009 she praised President Barack Obama for reversing the ban on federally funded embryonic stem cell research.[188] In February 2008, she suffered a fall at her Bel Air home. In October 2008, Reagan was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after falling at home. Her representative said that she suffered a fall in March 2012.[196]
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  27. C&J Energy Services Ltd. (NYSE: CJES) Chairman and CEO Joshua Comstock died suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep March 11, the company confirmed.
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  29. Michael White (1936-01-16 – 2016-03-07) was a British theatrical impresario and film producer. White produced 101 stage productions and 27 films over 50 years. White died on 7 March 2016 of heart failure, aged 80.[12]
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  31. Ralph S. Larsen (1938-11-18 – 2016-03-09) (aged 77), who as chief executive of Johnson & Johnson oversaw a series of acquisitions that turned the company into a multinational giant, died on Wednesday at his home in Naples, Fla. His son, Garret, confirmed the death. The cause was cardiac arrest, according to a statement from the family.
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  33. Lloyd Stowell Shapley (1923-06-02 – 2016-03-12) was an American mathematician and Nobel Prize-winning economist. He contributed to the fields of mathematical economics and especially game theory.[1][2] Since the work of von Neumann and Morgenstern in 1940s, Shapley has been regarded by many experts as the very personification of game theory. Rand Corp., where Shapley worked as a research mathematician for decades, said he died Saturday in Tucson. His health had declined after he broke a hip several weeks ago.
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  35. Hilary Whitehall Putnam (1926-07-31 – 2016-03-13 [2][3]) (aged 89) was an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist who was a central figure in analytic philosophy from the 1960s, especially in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of science. Up until his death, Putnam was Cogan University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. {The son of a Communist father and Jewish mother--although raised "secularly"} {however: "as a practicing Jew..."} He was at times a politically controversial figure, especially for his involvement with the Progressive Labor Party [Marxist-Leninist] in the late 1960s and early 1970s.[19][20] Putnam died of mesothelioma {"most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos"}, a rare form of lung cancer, at his home in Boston during the early hours of March 13, 2016.[63][64]
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  37. Sai Prashanth (1985-06-07 – 2016-03-13) (aged 30) was an Indian actor, who has appeared in Tamil language films and television serials. [He] began his career in entertainment after filling in as a video jockey on Sun Music abruptly after another anchor had fallen ill. [He] reportedly committed suicide by drinking poison on Sunday night.
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  39. Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs (1921-05-07 – 2016-03-15) (aged 94) was an English historian. He was a leading specialist on the Victorian era, and the foremost historian of broadcasting in Britain ["essentially, the history of the BBC, who commissioned the work"]. ...during the Second World War, Briggs served in the Intelligence Corps and worked at the British wartime codebreaking station, Bletchley Park. He was a member of "the Watch" in Hut 6, the section deciphering Enigma machine messages from the German Army and Luftwaffe.[4] This posting had arisen because at college Briggs had played chess with Cambridge mathematician Howard Smith (who was to become the Director General of MI5 in 1979)
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    Leilani Marietta Muir (previously named Leilani Marie Scorah) (1944-07-14 – 2016-03-15) (aged 72) was the first person to file a successful lawsuit against the Alberta government for wrongful sterilization under the Sexual Sterilization Act of Alberta. {"factors that increased the likelihood of sterilization were Muir's Irish-Polish background and Catholic religion,[28]...On January 19, 1959, doctors performed a bilateral salpingectomy (destruction of the fallopian tubes) on Muir.[30]"} Her case led to the initiation of several other class action suits against the province for wrongful sterilization. Muir's advocacy shed light on eugenics, institutionalisation, human rights for persons with a disability, and self-advocacy.
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    Eugenics has been attempted in many countries in many ways, including practicing sterilization, castration, and homicide on "defective" persons. An active eugenics movement occurred in the United Kingdom in the 19th century.[10] By 1907, the first sterilization law was enacted in the United States[11] and, in 1910, a eugenics section of the American Breeders Association and the Eugenics Records Office were established.[12] By the 1920s and 1930s, forced sterilizations were performed in nearly thirty US states.[14] Hitler much admired the eugenics practices in America and, after becoming the German chancellor in 1933, the Nazis emulated and applied these practices on anyone whom they deemed to be a degenerate, especially Jews.[15] Forced sterilization was declared a crime against humanity in the Nuremberg Trials.[17]
     
    The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allied forces after World War II, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany. ...the International Military Tribunal (IMT)...was given the task of trying 23 of the most important political and military leaders of the Third Reich...

     
    On 1943-11-01, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States published their “Declaration on German Atrocities in Occupied Europe”, which gave a “full warning” that, when the Nazis were defeated, the Allies would “pursue them to the uttermost ends of the earth … in order that justice may be done. The above declaration is without prejudice to the case of the major war criminals whose offences have no particular geographical location and who will be punished by a joint decision of the Government of the Allies.”[6] British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had then advocated a policy of summary execution in some circumstances, with the use of an Act of Attainder to circumvent legal obstacles
     
    The indictments were for:
     
     
    The death sentences were carried out 1946-10-16 by hanging using the standard drop method instead of long drop. The U.S. army denied claims that the drop length was too short which caused the condemned to die slowly from strangulation instead of quickly from a broken neck.[44] But evidence remains that some of the condemned men died agonizingly slowly taking from between 14 minutes to choke to death to as long as struggling for 28 minutes.[45][46])
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    thestartandtheend.com: A Discussion On Thelema; satethelema
    vigilantcitizen.com: The Occult Universe of David Bowie and the Meaning of Blackstar; bowiecrowley
    David Robert Jones (1947-01-08 – 2016-01-10) (aged 69) [Net Worth: $230 million], known as David Bowie,[1] was an English singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. During his lifetime, his record sales are estimated at 140 million worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
     
    "Station to Station" is "very much concerned with the Stations of the Cross"; the song specifically references Kabbalah. Bowie called the album "extremely dark ... the nearest album to a magick treatise that I've written".[251]
     
    Here are we
    One magical movement
    from Kether to Malkuth

    Station to Station
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    Aluf Meir Huberman/Dagan (1945-01-30 - 2016-03-17) (aged 71) was a former Israel Defense Forces officer ('major general') and former Director of the Mossad...responsible for intelligence, counter-intelligence, and counter-terrorism activities outside of Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He was allegedly aggressive in ordering 'killings' of 'terrorists' on foreign soil {"with almost complete impunity"}. Meir Dagan told his Jewish soldiers during invasion of Lebanon in 1980s: "Eat the brains of our enemies" Dagan received Israel's Man of the Year Award in 2008. "he beheaded captives ...
    [Jewish Kashrut; shechita...
    ('ritual sacrifice/slaughter'
    'Bammidber raba c 21 & Jalkut 772. Every Jew, who spills the blood of the godless (non-Jews), is doing the same as making a 'sacrifice' to 'God'.']
    ...using a Japanese knife or a box cutter, the same kind of weapon used by 9/11 highjackers...Ariel Sharon/Scheinermann supervised the atrocities.
    What did Dagan do with the severed heads of his victims?
    "
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    Assassinations of "(suspected) 'terrorists' [incl. wives and children], military officers and soldiers, scientists, politicians, businessmen, civilians (non-Jews: women, children, elderly) [13th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie's Death]": "missile attack on car/home, bomb planted in car/telephone booth, torturing to death, shooting, poisoning, etc."
    [Thereby continuing the unbroken, vaunted tradition of terrorist bombings maiming and murdering non-combatant civilians as practiced by Jewish/Israeli leaders and covert agents--along with leaders and covert agents of most/all super-power nations--from the time of the Irgun.]
    {After reviewing the bloody, indiscriminate and widespread Jewish terror bombings, do you still believe the mainstream media narratives about who is doing what and where today?}
     
    Horror
     
    Terrorism, in its broadest sense, is defined as the use of violence, or threatened use of violence, in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.
    {French kangaroo court...
    (multi-year delays;
    4 of 5 judges resigned in a row;
    '3 of the 6 men are thought to have fled to Israel';
    no extradition treaty between France and 'Israel'; etc.) [complicit in 'terror'] --
    "Witnesses heard the attackers shouting:
    Have this, it’s for Gaza, you dirty Arab
    Us Jews are going to fuck you, you dirty race
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    "Several Palestinian and Israeli observers were struck by the fact that no one around the soldier who fired the shot seemed to treat the incident as unusual — suggesting that such extrajudicial killings of suspected attackers have now become 'routine,' as critics have charged."
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    Are Americans Becoming the New Palestinians?
    Israel’s export of occupation police tactics
    ...no country in the world has a closer cooperation with Israeli police forces than the US. Just a sampling of US cities and institutions that have trained or are training in Israeli methods are:
         Alameda County;
    Atlanta; Boston; Cambridge, MA; Commerce, GA; Detroit; Duxbury, MA; Georgia Tech University; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles: the Maryland Department of Transportation; Miami; New York City; Pembroke Pines, FL;
         San Francisco;
    San Mateo; Santa Clara; Seattle; Stamford, CT; Sterling Heights, MI; and Suffolk County, NY.
         Low-level bilateral relationships between city police, sheriff’s departments and other agencies of order in the US are reinforced by arrangements put in place by high-level officials like the memorandum of understanding signed by former Minister Dichter and former US Director of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff [dual US-Israeli national in a key United States of America security-related role making international deals with local repercussions while having serious, endemic conflicts of interest] in 2007.

     
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    [(for)sworn 'officers' did not render aid after the violently-and-repeatedly-beaten and handcuffed female slid down the concrete wall (an officer just smashed her against) and smacked the pavement.
    the officers who stood by and watched without intervening, but who later reported it to their supervisors, would not be disciplined
    [On duty--badge and gun--Police (the much-vaunted 'authorities')] 'Witnessing a crime...
    [and willfully failing to respond: thereby aiding and abetting civil rights crimes against restrained in-custody/prisoners of the 'State']
    ...does not constitute a crime,' Christian Hancock, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said.
    One watches impassively, foot resting on the curb, including tilting his head downwards to gaze upon the brutalized 'sub-human' as would a fat 'n sassy/satiated hen nevertheless eye an interesting worm/grub prostrated before her...]
    {U.S. local/state/federal police 'leaders', training and hiring/retention processes--incl. psych evals--obviously and intentionally select for, encourage, promote and reinforce psychopathy.
    [but 'authorities' nevertheless occasionally toss a propitiatory scapegoat to the unwashed masses via the faux news media when caught 'red' handed since total martial law lockdown has not yet been fully imposed]}
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    [Yes, Ukrainian-American Stanislav Petrov is a criminal ['prescribed Ritalin as a child'].
    {'had led authorities on a 44-mile high speed chase from the East Bay in a stolen car, which he used to ram a sheriff's patrol car.'
    'incident started at about 1:30 a.m.' 2015-11-12}
    And yes, the Alameda County Sheriff's deputies--Luis R. Santamaria (~15 yrs service) and Paul D. Wieber (3 yrs)--who beat him repeatedly and violently with batons after his capture are criminals too.
    Thank God for video camera technology--and for the courage of those who reveal footage of brutal crimes by the 'powerful'/'authorities'...because fellow officers, emergency medical techs, and doctors/nurses sure won't!
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    Notice also the numerous police who wander around for minutes while the wounded human being moans almost breathlessly and pleads for help: 'uhh'; 'oh my god'; 'please'; 'officers, I'm dying here...'
    [broken hands cuffed behind back, stick-broken head stomped into the ground by fellow 'peace officers'];
    'please, I need help'; officer: *laugh*; 'help me'; 'help me';
    [they try to move him] 'Please! Oh god please!'; 'aaaahh aaahhh'; 'aaah, can I just put my head in my arms?'; 'he broke my hands'; 'I was knocked to the street!'; 'they wouldn't stop hitting me!'; 'please uncuff my hands!'; 'help me...help me...'; 'oh god, help me please'; 'please...please...aaahhhungh'; 'AAAAHHHHUNGH! AAAAHHHHUNGH!'
    The beating went on for an indeterminate amount of time ['40 seconds'] — the video skips approximately every 10 seconds — and continued even after other officers arrived on the scene.
    both of Petrov’s arms were “crushed” in the beating.
    his hands were ['severely'] broken during the arrest and he suffered cuts to his head and a concussion

    [you can hear the sickening and repeated crunch of the ['steel'] batons on the fallen victim's skull and (hand) bones]
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    There is occasional laughter by the police after initial F- this and F- that. They mill about, chatting happily. One officer continuously steps on the obviously bloody and dangerously wounded 'sub-human' criminal. They shout questions at him occasionally but realize from his concussion-induced, confused gaze and labored speech that they won't get much. Later, more "law enforcement officers" circle and interrogate the still-handcuffed-bleeding-and-writhing-on-the-pavement 'sub-human' criminal.
         Nobody wants to touch the potentially 'disease-ridden' bloody 'lowlife'--to sit him up in a vehicle or against the wall--so he is left moaning and squirming in his own pooling/smearing blood: 'fitting torment' for any fool who dares to mock/disobey them by making them give chase. It is glaringly obvious to each and every 'law' enforcer and medical technician there that this 'perp' was smashed to a pulp by the arresting[?] officers who are themselves unscratched. Everyone present commits to memory the identities of the others in case vengeance for breaking ranks is necessitated.
    Don't fucking move!
    Put your hands behind your back! Do it, now! Do not move!
    We got him. Fucker! Fuck him! WOO!!!
    Whaaaat.
    [sarcastic comment at a plea for help]
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    It is a psychopathic trait to have zero empathy for the wounded and suffering. Here is a group of psychopaths.
    Secure the criminal. Prosecute him later and punish him further according to just laws.
    But don't inflict and/or laugh at suffering.
    That is just evil.
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    Where is the 'trophy photo' or else other images from directly after the assault and battery (multiple officers with bodycams)? Hospital admittance?
    [notice in the undated days-later hospital photo (time for swelling to reduce) the partially-shaved head to deal with skull wounds but no direct camera angle]
    Such images might cast further aspersion upon the 'upstanding' 'peace' officers and ruin the 'criminal-and-deserving-victim' narrative so they are suppressed/destroyed.
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    • San Francisco DA's office there is also investigating other Alameda County sheriff's deputies for "additional allegations related to false police statements, theft, bribery, witness tampering, and/or other wrongdoing related to this case."
    • the officers offered Petrov’s belongings to homeless witnesses so they would not speak about what they saw.
    • A 3rd deputy...
      an older officer, bald on the top, white-gray at the bottom. He looked like he was probably on the force for quite some time, probably close to retirement because you could see the badges and everything.
      ...was suspended for allegedly stealing a gold chain from Petrov. The officer allegedly gave the chain, as well as Newport short cigarettes, money and crystal meth to two homeless people who had witnessed the incident ['Jerome Allen and his wife Haley Harris'].
      'Did you like the show?'
      'Hey, I found something: don't spend it all in one spot.'
      And he passed me a very nice gold chain with a large medallion cross on it, with diamonds, Turkish gold.

    • a 4th deputy even took a "trophy" photo of a beaten and bloodied Petrov. In the surveillance video, you can see an officer kneel down and snap a photo at around the 7-minute mark in the YouTube video
    • sheriff’s office recently disclosed that the two battering deputies, who are on paid administrative leave ['and are waiting for the San Francisco district attorney’s office to decide whether to file charges'], were allowed to alter their original reports after they watched the surveillance footage. ['waited 4 days to write their reports']
    • both wrote in their reports that they were "exhausted and dizzy" yet Wieber is the department's fitness champion and can be seen on the agency's Facebook page with trophies
    • As Petrov’s blood dried in the street, neighbors who spied the brutality from their windows came forward.
    • Michael Rains, an attorney who represents Santamaria, said the deputy's actions "were in accordance with the law which authorizes law enforcement officers to use 'reasonable force' to make an arrest, to overcome resistance, and to prevent suspects from escaping." Rains said all video of police using force "is graphic and ugly" even when 'appropriately' used.
    • Days before the most recent (FBI) raid, Petrov filed a claim seeking damages from Alameida County for what his lawyers described as “the worst law enforcement beating we’ve seen on video since Rodney King”.
      (1965-04-02 – 2012-06-17) (aged 47) ['accidental drowning...a combination of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and PCP found in his system were contributing factors']
    • Public Defender Woods said Saturday that he spent much of the day trying to locate Petrov, but was unsuccessful. He called the force depicted in the video “insane.” “I was shocked, outraged and disgusted,” he said. “I counted over 30 baton strikes. I’m not sure what facts would justify that sort of brutal beating.”
      [none whatsoever]
      “I think it’s just disgusting. The guy is clearly about to give up. … You hear smack, smack, smack. He’s yelling ‘Stop!’ It’s just terrible.”
    • Olga Petrova, who says she is Petrov’s mother, contacted KQED Saturday trying to locate her son. “I could picture him being in a coma or brain-dead or fully physically disabled for the rest of his life,” she wrote in an email. “After they methodically beat him on his head, I am really terrified to learn about his current state.”
    • ...San Francisco federal court, where charges against the 29-year-old remain sealed and a US judge forced the mother and other members of the public to leave the hearing room
    The US Department of 'Justice', the FBI in San Francisco and the district attorney’s office did not respond to requests for comment.
    [This is but one of innumerable criminal conspiracies--normally hidden by deep lies and shadows (up to and including torture and murder as the occasion 'warrants')--involving multiple forsworn 'officers'...and higher...
    (“The video raises concern...the press brought the video to the attention of the department..."
    NOT fellow officers who witnessed the tail-end of the beating and who trod and gazed upon the obviously smashed and brutalized 'sub-human' 'perp'.
    NOT the emergency medical personnel who meekly hovered about, had close contact with the bloody and broken 'criminal', strapped him tightly enough into a gurney to make him yell in additional pain, and who went on about their lives nonchalantly--never questioning the source of the grievous wounds--in direct violation of the Hippocratic oath.
    NOT the doctors and nurses who examined/treated him during a days-long stay at San Francisco General Hospital and who either ignored the obviously-weapon-inflicted trauma/wounds/crushing or else idiotically accepted some lame rationale from the delivering officers/technicians. Teachers must report child abuse, but doctors/nurses need not report police brutality? Are they afraid of the consequences? Or are they fully enmeshed in the cabal, even if only 'us vs. them'?)
    (the secret society members are squirming trying to figure out how to save their initiated 'brothers'--hence the {'blue wall of'} silence, secret court proceedings and months-long delays regarding an open-and-shut case involving multiple, violently criminal, lying/thieving/deceiving public 'servants')
    ("Three different law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident...") [damage control & spin]
    ('...James O. Pasco Jr., executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police... The organization has more than 330,000 members.')
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    (there is NO context which excuses such criminal brutality--especially under color of 'authority')
    (all those in every position of authority in every local/state/national-federal organization who thwarted, delayed and/or minimized ['blame the victim' PR/blitz] the consequences established by true Justice are criminals to be punished...)]
     
    The capital cities of the nations crumble. One. Two. Three.
     
    Beasts on 2 legs loom large as you journey, gloved hands outstretched, to claim that little which you own.
     
    Once, they served and protected, now they steal and harm. Victims of man, via nature, victimized by man become beast.
     
    And the dark ones scream in freakish pleasure at the chaos ensuing.
     
    While reality cavorts, and the withdrawn ones cry fear.
     
    Death descends, water and air. It rises beneath us, fire and earth.
     
    The light that groweth, unseen in the dark, is a robe of fine colors, swept within and without.
     
    The sound that endureth, the sight of all times, spins round in the vortex, and calls a visit from the skies.
     
    The darkness is breaking, know this for sure.
     
    The light of the heavens, held within these hands--their hands--parts the veils and the byways, clogged with:
    7 sins,
    7 vices, and
    7 lords of the bloody ground.
     
    The gates are all open, no portal withheld.
     
    The forces unleashed, passed round and round.
     
    The keys are uplifted, the mysteries revealed.
     
    The heart of time, and soul of mind, beckon to the child.
     
    The joy of rainbow fields, bridges nigh and thine.
     
    And the Voice was heard from on high, yet more did remain...

     
    (Bridges to Eternity, 2011-05-27 19:43)
     
    U.S. Code Title 22 Chapter 38, Section 2656f(d) defines terrorism as: “Premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.”[17]
     
    State terrorism refers to acts of terrorism conducted by a state against foreign targets or against its own people.[1][2][3][4][5]
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    {"Nine [9] Americans have been confirmed injured [2016-03-22], [31 dead] including Mormon missionary Mason Wells, 19--who survived his third [3] terrorist attack" ("[incl.] Paris and Boston...
    {"2015-11-13 (Friday) 'beginning at 21:20 CET', a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis.[7]"
    "France had been on high alert since the January 2015 attacks {2015-01-07 11:30 to 2015-01-09 18:35 CET} on Charlie Hebdo offices"}
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    ('Since the massacre in its Paris offices, Charlie Hebdo has seen a reported influx of $33 million'
    'The post-massacre edition, No. 1178, sold some 8 million copies, an increase of more than 13,000 percent over previous levels.'
    For a week now, Charlie, an atheist paper, has accomplished more miracles than all the saints and prophets together.
    'His hair dyed blond in an attempt at disguise, Pelloux met me upstairs at Café de Flore...
    • opened in the 1880s, during the French Third Republic.
    • The name is taken from a sculpture of Flora, the goddess of flowers and the season of spring in Roman mythology, located on the opposite side of the boulevard.
      • a Sabine-derived goddess of flowers[1] and of the season of spring[2] – a symbol for nature and flowers (especially the may-flower).
      • While she was otherwise a relatively minor figure in Roman mythology, being one among several fertility goddesses, her association with the spring gave her particular importance at the coming of springtime,[3] as did her role as goddess of youth.[4]
      • she received sacrifices (piacula) in the sacred grove of the Arval Brothers, an archaic priesthood.[5] {'Inscriptions provide evidence of their oaths, rituals and sacrifices.'}

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             Her festival, the Floralia, was held between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life, drinking, and flowers.[6]
             At the festival, with the men decked in flowers, and the women wearing normally forbidden gay costumes, five days of farces and mimes were enacted – ithyphallic,[7] and including nudity when called for[8] – followed by a sixth day of the hunting of goats and hares.[9]
             Prostitutes participated in the Floralia as well as the wine festival (Vinalia) on April 23. According to the satirist Juvenal,[14] prostitutes danced naked and fought in mock gladiator combat.[15] Many prostitutes in ancient Rome were slaves, and even free women who worked as prostitutes lost their legal and social standing as citizens, but their inclusion at religious festivals indicates that sex workers were not completely outcast from society.[16]
      • On May 23 another (rose) festival was held in her honor.[6]
      • Flora was married to Favonius, the wind god (Ἄνεμοι / Ventum) also known as Zephyr (Ζέφυρος 'the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes'), and her companion was Hercules (Ἡρακλῆς from Hēra, "Hera", and kleos, "glory"[1]; born Alcaeus[2] (Ἀλκαῖος) or Alcides[3] (Ἀλκείδης)).
        Labours of Heracles
        Driven mad by Hera, Heracles slew his own children. To expiate the crime, Heracles was required to carry out ten labors set by his archenemy, Eurystheus, who had become king in Heracles' place. If he succeeded, he would be purified of his sin and, as myth says, he would be granted immortality. Heracles accomplished these tasks, but Eurystheus did not accept the cleansing of the Augean stables because Heracles was going to accept pay for the labor. Neither did he accept the killing of the Lernaean Hydra as Heracles' nephew, Iolaus, had helped him burn the stumps of the heads. Eurystheus set two more tasks (fetching the Golden Apples of Hesperides and capturing Cerberus), which Heracles performed successfully, bringing the total number of tasks up to twelve.
        1. Slay the Nemean Lion.
        2. Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra.
        3. Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis.
        4. Capture the Erymanthian Boar.
        5. Clean the Augean stables in a single day.
        6. Slay the Stymphalian Birds.
        7. Capture the Cretan Bull.
        8. Steal the Mares of Diomedes.
        9. Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.
        10. Obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon.
        11. Steal the apples of the Hesperides (he had the help of Atlas to pick them after Hercules had slain Ladon).
        12. Capture and bring back Cerberus.
         
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      • Flora's Greek equivalent was Chloris (Χλωρίς from χλωρός khlōros, meaning "greenish-yellow", "pale green", "pale", "pallid", or "fresh"), who was a nymph and not a goddess at all.
    • became a popular hub of famous writers and philosophers. Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, Léon-Paul Fargue, Raymond Queneau were all regulars, and so was Pablo Picasso.[2]
    • The classic Art Deco interior of all red seating, mahogany and mirrors has changed little since World War II.
    • appeared in the 1963-10-15 film The Fire Within (Le feu follet; 'The Manic Fire' or 'Will-o'-the-Wisp')
      [alcoholism; depression; Nietzscheistic nihilism; suicide; Jewish/Marxist Frankfurt School 'bleak ending'].
      ...most clergymen were not so fortunate.
      Many died in the prescribed Marxist manner: Bullet to the neck and skull bashed to bits.
      For some Soviets, nuns were an especial target of debasement. Reveals a priest from Klosterbrueck:
      ‘They had been tortured and raped by officers for several hours.
      Finally they returned, their faces swollen and beaten black and blue. . . .
      [At] the neighboring village. . . . the Russians made all the nuns assemble in one room.
      They were brutally raped by the Russians—even the oldest nuns, who were 80.
      For 4 hours the Russians ransacked the house, behaving like wild animals.
      In the morning they then boasted in the village that there were no longer any virgins at the convent.’

    ...in Saint-Germain...
    • On 558-12-23, St. Vincent's church was completed and dedicated by Germain, Bishop of Paris...
      • (Latin: Germanus; c. 496 AD – 576-05-28) was a bishop of Paris, who was canonized in 754.
      • At the age of 34, he was ordained by Saint Agrippinus of Autun
      • As he happened to be in Paris, in 555, when Eusebius, bishop of Paris, died, King Childebert detained him and he was consecrated bishop of Paris.
      • He persuaded the king to stamp out the pagan practices still existing in Gaul and to forbid the excess that accompanied the celebration of most Christian festivals.[3]
      • His remains were interred in St. Symphorien's chapel in the vestibule of St. Vincent's church, but in 754, when he was canonized, his relics were solemnly removed into the body of the church, in the presence of Pepin and his son, Charlemagne, then a child of 13, and the church was reconsecrated as Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
      • The poet Venantius Fortunatus...wrote a eulogy of his life, that has been described ...as "nothing but a string of miracles".[6]
        Germain had performed his first miracle in the womb, preventing his mother from performing an abortion.[7]
      • For 9 centuries, in times of plague and crisis, his relics were carried in procession through the streets of Paris.[4]
      • St Germain's feast is kept on 28 May.
      ...on the same day, Childebert died. Close by the church a monastery was erected. The Abbey church became the burial place of the dynasty of Merovingian ['long-haired'] Kings. Its abbots had both spiritual and temporal jurisdiction over the residents of Saint-Germain (which they kept until the 17th century). Since the monastery had a rich treasury and was outside the city walls, it was plundered and set on fire by the Normans in the 9th century. It was rebuilt in 1014 and rededicated in 1163 by Pope Alexander III (c. 1100/1105 – 1181-08-30) to Bishop Germain, who had been canonized (754) after his death and declared a saint.
    • Beginning in the Middle Ages, Saint‑Germain‑des‑Prés was not only a religious and cultural center, but also an important marketplace, thanks to its annual fair, which attracted merchants and vendors from all over Europe. The Foire Saint-Germain was already famous in 1176, when it allocated half of its profits to the King. The fair opened fifteen days after Easter, and lasted for three weeks. The dates and the sites varied over the years;
      beginning in 1482 it opened in 1 October [10-01] and lasted 8 days;
      in other years it opened 11 November [11-11] or 2 February [02-02].
           The fair was also famous for the gambling, debauchery, and the riots that ensued when groups of rowdy students from the nearby university invaded the fair.
    • Because of its numerous printers and publishers, Saint‑Germain‑des‑Prés, and especially the Cordeliers Section of what is now the Sixth Arrondissement, became centers of revolutionary activity after 1789; they produced thousands of pamphlets, newspapers, and proclamations which influenced the Parisian population and that of France as a whole. The prison of the Abbey of Saint‑Germain‑des‑Prés, a two-story building near the church, was filled with persons who had been arrested for suspicion of counter-revolutionary motives:
      former aristocrats, priests who refused to accept the revolutionary Constitution, foreigners, and so forth.
           By September 1792, Paris prisons were quite full.
           France, under the leadership of her Paris Convention, had declared herself a republic.
           The former king and queen were political prisoners and were moved from the Tuiliries Palace to the old Knights Templar towers on the right bank, where there was less risk of rescue or escape.
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           France was at war; the Duke of Brunswick had just issued his menacing manifesto, stating that if the former monarchy were not restored, he would raze Paris, and his troops were only a few days away.
           Now these political prisoners began to be viewed as a genuine threat, should any of them be conspiring with France's enemies.
           In what was a planned but inhumane tactic, politicians at Paris sent bands of criminals, armed mainly with pikes and axes, into each prison. Although at least one deputy from the Convention accompanied each band, the results were horrifying.
           Hundreds of prisoners were cut down between the end of August and the first week in September. As Englishman Arthur Young noted:
      the street outside one prison literally ran red with blood.
    • The quarter was also the temporary home of many musicians, artists and writers from abroad, including Richard Wagner who lived for several months on rue Jacob.
    • The writer Oscar Wilde spent his last days in the quarter, at the small, run-down hotel called the Hotel d'Alsace at 13 rue des Beaux‑Arts, near the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He wandered the streets along, and spent his money he had on alcohol.[7] He wrote to his editor, "This poverty really breaks one's heart: it is so sale, so utterly depressing, so hopeless."
    • was the centre of the existentialist movement (associated with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
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    ...He’s 51 but looks younger, a man with a restless energy in his darting eyes. It was a beautiful spring day in Paris, the kind that can only summon whispered gratitude for the gift of life, preferably on the Left Bank. The doctor is followed these days by a retinue of police, dedicated to protecting him from any follow-up squad of jihadist killers, and several psychologists, who monitor the tribulations of his psyche. Pelloux told me:
    I am no longer the same—in fact, I no longer know who I am.
    The reference points I had disappeared.
    I saw all my friends with bullets in their heads or thoraxes or abdomens.
    The killers wanted to assassinate laughter, slaughter the smile.
    Dictators and torturers never laugh.
    This was a political act of pure Fascist and Nazi extraction.
    ...We have to get over our mourning. We have to continue with the paper.
    It’s very hard when we are at the table and they are not. Our friends are dead.
    But we are in the process of being 'reborn'. We must be.
    ...We have to talk of 'Islamofascism'. We have to call it by its name.
    We cannot go back to the Middle Ages.
    Islamic State wants to destroy everything, lead us to nothingness.
    We are at war. I wake up saying to myself, We are at war—an 'underhand war'.
    When I see all these kids going off to fight in Syria, I feel like we’re in the midst of 'collective hysteria'.

    The question for the survivor of mass slaughter is always the same: how to carry on, digest the trauma, and deal with the guilt of being alive.
         Charlie, in its self-image, is of the left, the scrappy outsider rather than the moneyed insider. It is above all of the school that believes there is a right in Western democracies to laugh at everything, to blaspheme, and to commit sacrilege.
         A certain discourse has been gaining traction in France, home to large Muslim and Jewish communities. Put crudely, it is that Muslims are poor and vulnerable. They are weak immigrants, and they are victims, while the country’s nearly 500,000 Jews are rich and strong and influential and adept at exploiting their past victimhood in the Holocaust.
         The miserable Muslim, the wealthy cosmopolitan Jew: in a combustible France, susceptible to the seeping poison of Middle East politics, the idea has legs.
         Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, a self-styled comedian and popularizer of an inverted Nazi-like salute known as the quenelle, has successfully trafficked in such notions. He has said the Jews were “former slave traders who turned themselves into bankers,” and that he’s tired of the “pajama-dressed Jew” of the Holocaust and prefers Bernard “Give Me Your Money to Manage” Madoff. Roger Cukierman, the president of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France, told me the prejudice he encounters most often is that “all the Jews are rich and they control the media.”
    I asked Bernard-Henri Lévy, the writer and philosopher, what he thought of this trend.
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    Money is demonized more and more in France.
    There’s an almost 'sexual phobia' of money that is invading the country. It’s dangerous.
    Money has 'ethical value'. It fixes compromises. It 'avoids violence'.
    It stops things’ becoming idols [μαμμωνάς].
    People wage war over idols and kill each other.

    Philippe Val, who refounded Charlie with the now murdered Cabut in 1992, was the editor of the publication. It was his decision to publish the Danish cartoons. When he left the paper, in 2009, a brouhaha erupted over the fact that he and Cabut had distributed dividends to themselves worth some 300,000 euros after tax, or about $360,000 at the time.
    Since the massacre, there have been rumors that Val might try to return to Charlie, possibly with financial backing from his friend Elisabeth Badinter, a French author, the wife of the former justice minister Robert Badinter, and the daughter and heiress of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, the Jewish founder of the huge Publicis advertising-and-public-relations group.
    The Jews, the media, and money—it’s a classic anti-Semitic rumor!
    Conspiracy theories, as after 9/11, quickly arose on various French Web sites suggesting that the attacks were in fact the work of the C.I.A., Mossad, American neoconservatives, or liberal hawks...')
    ...where Mason was last year when 130 people were killed.")}
    {Drone Wars}
    {The U.S. attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz back in October of 2015 was a war crime:
    • Patients burned in their beds
    • medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs
    • Many staff describe seeing people being shot, most likely from the plane, as people tried to flee the main hospital building that was being hit with each airstrike
    • "a premeditated massacre
    {"The Pentagon said on Friday [2016-04-29] that its attack with a Lockheed AC-130U gunship (call sign "Hammer") ['a unique aircraft dedicated almost entirely for supporting Special Operations forces'] on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan (2015-10-03)--which caused at least 42 deaths--was not a war crime because the attack...
    which lasted more than 30 minutes and involved multiple AC-130 gunship flyovers, even as MSF officials frantically pleaded with the U.S. military to stop
    ...was not intentional.
    Assessing accidents, where one person harmed another unintentionally, psychopaths judged such actions to be more morally permissible.
    MSF has called for an international and independent probe, saying the armed forces who carried out the airstrike cannot conduct an impartial investigation of their own actions.[15]
    Casualties:
    42 killed
    33 missing
    30+ injured
    The U.S. government said that more than 170 condolence payments had been made, $3,000 for wounded people and $6,000 for dead, and $5.7 million was set aside for the hospital's reconstruction. Twelve Army members involved in the destruction were punished with "suspension and removal from command, letters of reprimand, formal counseling and extensive retraining".[55]
    Gen. Jospeh Votel (born 1958-02-14) (age 58), head of U.S. Central Command, said at a Pentagon briefing Friday--while releasing a 3,000-page internal investigation report--that the incident resulted from "a combination of human errors compounded by process and equipment failures."
    Cockpit recordings showed that the AC-130 crew questioned the strike's legality.[13]
    ...the decision to use aerial fire was "made within the US chain of command".[25]}
    {“Today’s briefing amounts to an admission of an uncontrolled military operation in a densely populated urban area, during which U.S. forces failed to follow the basic laws of war,” said Meinie Nicolai, MSF president.}
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    {"Shortly after the news broke of the U.S. attack on a Doctors without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, there was abundant evidence suggesting (not proving, but suggesting) that the attack was no accident:
    1. MSF repeatedly told the U.S. military about the precise coordinates of its hospital, which had been operating for years
    2. the Pentagon’s story about what happened kept changing, radically, literally on a daily basis
    3. the exact same MSF hospital had been invaded by Afghan security forces three months earlier, demonstrating hostility toward the facility
    4. the attack lasted more than 30 minutes and involved multiple AC-130 gunship flyovers, even as MSF officials frantically pleaded with the U.S. military to stop
    5. most compellingly of all--Afghan officials from the start said explicitly that the hospital was a valid and intended target due to the presence of Taliban fighters as patients.
    For reasons that are increasingly understandable, the Obama administration is still adamantly refusing MSF’s demand for an independent investigation into what happened and why."}
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    Larry Drake (1950-02-21 – 2016-03-17) (aged 67) was an American actor, best known as Benny Stulwicz on L.A. Law {"many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as capital punishment, abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence.[4][5][6] The exteriors for the law firm were shot at the Citigroup Center in downtown Los Angeles, which was known as the 444 Flower Building at the time." "625 ft (191 m) 48-story skyscraper" "the thirteenth tallest 'tower' in LA as of 2015"}. Drake appeared in numerous television and film roles, including: Time Quest, Dark Asylum, Paranoid, Bean, Overnight Delivery, The Beast, The Journey of August King, Murder in New Hampshire, Dr. Giggles,[11]Darkman,[12] Darkman II: The Return of Durant,[13] The Taming of the Shrew (1983), American Pie 2,[14] and Dark Night of the Scarecrow. He was a regular on the 1998 science fiction TV show Prey.[15] A cause of death is yet to be released, but TMZ reported that he was found dead in his Hollywood home by a friend.[18]
     
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    ("14-yr-old Samantha "Sam" Moehlig [adopted; fetal alcohol syndrome], who was born female, got rid of 'his' breasts [elective double masectomy of healthy breast tissue]. A psychiatrist had suggested that Sam might be experiencing 'gender dysphoria'.
    {"Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is classified as a disorder by the ICD-10 CM[7] and DSM-5.[8] Many transgender people and researchers support declassification of GID because they say the diagnosis pathologizes gender variance, reinforces the binary model of gender,[9] and can result in stigmatization of transgender individuals.[8]"}
    A 39-yr-old transgender 'man' became Sam's 'counselor' in 2014.
    Why would an all-wise, all-loving deity saddle a child with the wrong gender?
    'God' has plans for everybody.
    You can develop into who 'God' intended you to be.
    You can get away with not having a part, Kathie (adoptive 'mother') said. You can't get away with having parts that don't belong. This, the top surgery (double mastectomy), is a necessity.
    This, Zol Kryger (plastic surgeon) said, is surgery to restore someone to 'their' [his, her, or its] 'natural state'.
    He can do whatever he wants to do, be whatever he wants to be and do it from 'his' 'authentic self'."
    "Her breasts began developing around the age of 9, plunging her into what Kathie calls 'the deep dark.'"
    "[Post-op:] I was not worrying about my breasts bouncing all over the place")
    ["Apotemnophilia is a neurological disorder characterized by the intense and long standing desire for amputation of a specific limb. [1] It can be associated with Body integrity identity disorder (BIID) in which otherwise sane and rational individuals express a strong and specific desire for the amputation of a healthy limb or limbs. Apotemnophilia has features in common with somatoparaphrenia.[2] Some apotemnophiles seek surgeons to perform an amputation or purposefully injure a limb in order to force emergency medical amputation.[3][4] A separate definition of Apotemnophilia is erotic interest in being or looking like an amputee.[5][6] This separate definition should not be confused with acrotomophilia, which is the erotic interest in people who are amputees.[7] A surgeon or a medical professional will have to make the decision between amputating a perfectly normal limb or allowing his or her patients to remain unhappy. Whether the medical professional performs this surgery has not been defined as 'allowed' or 'disallowed'. Although many professionals will agree that a patient's happiness is primarily important, amputating a limb may be out of the question because there is nothing medically wrong with the limb itself."]
    ["Mutilation or maiming is an act of physical injury that degrades the appearance or function of any living body. Some ethnic groups practice ritual mutilation, e.g. [Jewish religious circumcision], scarification, burning, flagellation, tattooing, or wheeling, as part of a rite of passage. In some cases, the term may apply to treatment of dead bodies, such as soldiers mutilated after they have been killed by an enemy. Castration is also a form of mutilation. Maiming, or mutilation which involves the loss of, or incapacity to use, a bodily member, is and has been practised by many societies with various cultural and religious significances, and is also a customary form of physical punishment, especially applied on the principle of an eye for an eye." {Code of Hammurabi ("Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia") and Old Testament} {"or the law of retaliation" "sometimes referred using the Latin term lex talionis or the law of talion (from the Latin talio [2]; means a retaliation authorized by law, in which the punishment corresponds in kind and degree to the injury)."}]
    ["Mayhem is a criminal offense consisting of the intentional maiming of another person. ...the meaning of the crime expanded to encompass any mutilation, disfigurement, or crippling act done using any instrument."]
     
    ["The Hippocratic Oath...
    {Hippocrates of Kos; Ἱπποκράτης; c. 460 – c. 370 BC; "revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields with which it had traditionally been associated (theurgy and philosophy), thus establishing medicine as a profession.[4][5]"}
    ...is an oath historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. Of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in many countries, although nowadays various modernized versions are often used. While many Christian versions of the Hippocratic Oath, particularly from the middle-ages, explicitly prohibited abortion, the prohibition is often omitted from many oaths taken in US medical schools today, though it remains controversial.[19] Scribonius Largus was adamant in 43 CE (the earliest surviving reference to the oath) that it preclude abortion.[20] There is no direct [worldly] punishment for breaking the Hippocratic oath in modern times."]
    [Scientists Hold Secret Meeting to Consider Creating a Synthetic Human Genome: 'it might be possible — if someone were able to create a totally artificial genome — to implant that genome into embryos and create human beings without parents.'
    It is O.K. to have meetings that are private, but it has not been characteristic of the field to have meetings that are secret in addition to being private.
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    Human babies are not born self-aware or capable of grasping their lives over time. They are not persons. Hence their lives would seem to be no more worthy of protection than the life of a fetus. We may not want a child to start on life’s uncertain voyage if the prospects are clouded. When this can be known at a very early stage in the voyage, we may still have a chance to make a fresh start.
         This means detaching ourselves from the infant who has been born, cutting ourselves free before the ties that have already begun to bind us to our child have become irresistible. Instead of going forward and putting all our effort into making the best of the situation, we can still say no, and start again from the beginning.

    -- Peter Singer
    ['a moral philosopher who has no respect for moral philosophy.
    He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.
    what is the ideology that Singer has been teaching eager young students at Princeton for the better part of seventeen years?
    Infanticide and euthanasia.']
     
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    [The weakest, most vulnerable, and most needful of legal and personal (especially motherly) protection: the unborn human baby. Legal to 'kill' (induced abortion--esp. later term dilation and evacuation, or 'by first inducing labor and then inducing fetal demise') in the U.S. when unloved and unwanted by the pregnant female, yet also successfully prosecuted as legal murder if terminated by another when loved and wanted by the mother (or by anyone including his/her mother--except, of course, a 'professional' abortion 'doctor'/'nurse'--immediately after birth).]
    {see cognitive dissonance}
    {"There is no relationship between most induced abortions and mental-health problems[6][83]"}
    {"Death following live birth which is caused by abortion is given the ICD-10 underlying cause description code of P96.4"
    "after 20 weeks, an injection of digoxin or potassium chloride into the fetal heart to stop the fetal heart can be used to achieve feticide.[14][15]"}
    [cheap source of human bodies/parts (organ harvesting) for legally-protected, financially valuable bio-med experimentation and human flesh foods to benefit the unholy and inhuman 'elite' in their manic (Ἔρις) quest to stave off aging (Γῆρας) and death (Θάνατος)...but they have rather--by their abominable harm (Ὀϊζύς) and feasting--ensured (Μόρος) a fateful (Νέμεσις) and enduring demise (Κήρ) (Τάρταρος)...]
     
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        I swear by Apollo (Ἀπόλλων) the physician (Ἰατρός), and Aesculapius (Ἀσκληπιός) the surgeon, likewise Hygeia (Ὑγιεία) and Panacea (Πανάκεια), and call all the gods and goddesses to witness, that I will observe and keep this underwritten oath, to the utmost of my power and judgment.
     
        I will reverence my master who taught me the art. Equally with my parents, will I allow him things necessary for his support, and will consider his sons as brothers. I will teach them my art without reward or agreement; and I will impart all my acquirement, instructions, and whatever I know, to my master's children, as to my own; and likewise to all my pupils, who shall bind and tie themselves by a professional oath, but to none else.
     
        With regard to healing the sick, I will devise and order for them the best diet, according to my judgment and means; and I will take care that they suffer no hurt or damage.
     
        Nor shall any man's entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so. Moreover, I will give no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child.
     
        Further, I will comport myself and use my knowledge in a godly manner.
     
        I will not cut for the stone, but will commit that affair entirely to the surgeons.
     
        Whatsoever house I may enter, my visit shall be for the convenience and advantage of the patient; and I will willingly refrain from doing any injury or wrong from falsehood, and (in an especial manner) from acts of an amorous nature, whatever may be the rank of those who it may be my duty to cure, whether mistress or servant, bond or free.
     
        Whatever, in the course of my practice, I may see or hear (even when not invited), whatever I may happen to obtain knowledge of, if it be not proper to repeat it, I will keep sacred and secret within my own breast.
     
        If I faithfully observe this oath, may I thrive and prosper in my fortune [Τύχη] and profession, and live in the estimation of posterity; or on breach thereof, may the reverse be my fate! [Μοῖραι] [5]

     
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    Newton Edward Daniels (1938-04-06 – 2016-03-17) (aged 77), known by his stage name Paul Daniels, was an English magician and television performer.[1] He achieved international fame through his television series The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran on the BBC from 1979 to 1994. Daniels was awarded the "Magician of the Year’" Award by the Academy of Magical Arts in 1982, the first magician from outside the US to receive it. Daniels was the recipient of The Maskelyne, awarded for services to British Magic by the Magic Circle in 1988.[15]
     
    Williams-Thomas ["the former child protection officer who had exposed Savile's crimes"] accused Daniels of "belittling" the victims of Jimmy Savile in one of his blog posts.[25][24] The entry was later removed from the blog.[24] {"claims of sexual abuse by Savile[11] led to extensive media coverage and a substantial and rapidly growing body of witness statements and sexual abuse claims, including accusations against public bodies for covering up or failure of duty. Scotland Yard launched a criminal investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by Savile spanning six decades,[7] describing him as a "predatory sex offender", and later stated that they were pursuing more than 400 lines of inquiry based on the testimony of 300 potential victims via 14 police forces across the UK.[12][13]" "he had sexually assaulted staff and patients aged between five and 75 throughout several decades.[17]"} {"Claims of police inaction over child sex abuse allegations comes as Scotland Yard was reportedly planning to announce this week [2016-03-20] that it will end Operation Midland, its controversial investigations into allegations of VIP child sex abuse and murder."} {Israel Becoming a ‘Refuge for Pedophiles’}
     
    Daniels appeared on the Brass Eye "Animals" episode. {Brass Eye is a British surreal television series parodying the current affairs style news programming of the mid 1990s. Paedophilia special (2001): tackled paedophilia and the moral panic in parts of the British media following the murder of Sarah Payne ("In July 2011 Whiting was again attacked in prison, this time stabbed in the eye.") To illustrate the media's knee-jerk reaction to the subject, various celebrities were duped into presenting fatuous and often ridiculous pieces to camera in the name of a campaign against paedophiles. The Observer noted that the Star's article was positioned adjacent to a separate article about the 15-year-old singer Charlotte Church's appearance under the headline "She's a big girl now" and featuring punning phrases like "how quickly she's grown up" and "looking chest swell," and that the Mail's was preceded by "close-ups" of the "bikini princesses" Beatrice and Eugenie, who were 13 and 11 at the time.[16][17][18] [thousands of complaints were lodged because the {"unspeakably sick" "We were fighting against a lot of outmoded laws, and perhaps the ones against paedophilia were as outmoded as those against homosexuality or cannabis."} episode] suggests concern about sex abuse is exaggerated and that victims' shame and humiliation doesn't matter.}
     
    Daniels also claimed in the book [autobiography, Under No Illusion] to have had, as of 2000, sexual relations with more than 300 women.[2] On 20 February 2016, Daniels had a fall and was taken to hospital, where it was discovered that he had an incurable brain tumour.[33] He died less than a month later on 17 March, at the age of 77.[34]
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    Former Imperial Sugar (Imperial Holly Corporation)...
    {"began to import raw sugar from Cuba" "World War II brought the suspension of quotas under the Sugar Act {"Jones-Costigan Amendment, also known as the Sugar Act of 1934" "disrupted the whole of the Cuban economy"} and allowed unlimited imports. Under sugar rationing and other government wartime restrictions, ISC provided all the sugar for Texas {Representative John Marvin Jones (Democrat, Texas)} and Oklahoma, an arrangement that resulted in the company's postwar dominance of the market in those states."}
    ...CEO John Sheptor died earlier this month ["2016-03-06 in Chico, Calif."] of natural causes. He was 57. Sheptor [multimillionaire] had joined Imperial as chief operating officer a year before the explosion but was president and CEO at Imperial on [2008-02-08] {"assumed the CEO’s position just eight days before"}, when the company’s Port Wentworth processing plant suffered a fatal dust explosion and fire that killed 14 people. He toured the facility the day of the blast but escaped injury himself. Sheptor, a chemical engineer with decades of professional experience, told the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a sworn statement that, before the disaster, he did not know that sugar dust could explode. He had recently assumed the post of president and chief executive officer of Mary’s Gone Crackers, a gluten-free products manufacturer in Chico, Calif. ["... Peace, Love & Crunch®, Traditional Flavors, Revolutionary Ingredients®, Conscious Eating®, and Sticks & Twigs® are registered trademarks"]
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    Sergio Arellano Stark (1921-06-10 – 2016-03-09) (aged 94) ["complications from Alzheimer's disease.[1][2]"] was a Chilean military officer. He led the so-called “Caravan of Death,” which 'killed'...
    The prisoners were killed so that they would die slowly.
    In other words, sometimes they...shot them by parts.
    First, the legs, then the sexual organs, then the heart.
    Yes, their eyes were gouged out with knives, their jaws broken, their legs broken.
    [Lastly,] the machine guns were fired.
    They were merciless. They were torn into pieces.
    So I wanted to put them together, at least leave them in a human form.
    [3][4]
    ...many Chileans from helicopters and established Augusto Pinochet’s hold on power. {"count of murdered individuals...approximately 3,000 during the 17-year Pinochet ruling"}
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    [Operation Condor {"Supported by Henry Kissinger"}]
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    Robert J. "Bob" Healey, Jr. (1957-05-03 – 2016-03-20)[1] (aged 58) was an American attorney, businessman, educator, restaurateur and political activist. He was the founder of Rhode Island's Cool Moose Party, the state's third-largest political party from 1994 until 2002, and was a perennial candidate for statewide office.[2][3][4][5] Healey ran for Governor or Lieutenant Governor a total of seven times.[6] A liquor wholesaling company that he founded with a partner was very successful and Healey sold out his stake and invested in land in South America. He has also exported California wines to Uruguay, imported tableware from Uruguay, started an ice cream business, a wine and cheese outlet, and a yachting service.[1] He has written a children's book, The King Needs Sleep.[1] Healey was found dead in his bed at his home in Barrington, Rhode Island before midnight on March 20, 2016.[16] He is believed to have died from a suspected heart attack in his sleep.[16]
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    Andrew Stephen "Andy" Grove (born András István Gróf; 1936-09-02 – 2016-03-21) (aged 79) [Net Worth: $500 million] was a Jewish Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer and author, and a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry. He escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States where he finished his education. He was one of the founders and the CEO of Intel Corporation, where he was credited with transforming the company into the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductors.[3] As a result of his work at Intel, along with his books and professional articles, Grove had a considerable influence on the management of modern electronics manufacturing industries worldwide. He has been called the "guy who drove the growth phase" of Silicon Valley.[4] In 1997 Time magazine chose him "Man of the Year", for being "the person most responsible for the amazing growth in the power and the innovative potential of microchips."[6][7]. Grove helped build a philosophy at Intel Corp. known as ‘creative confrontation’. The phrase, in essence, means that it’s better for employees to get in shouting matches and solve problems quickly. But most of the shouting was done by Grove. "his management style 'was to hit you over the head with a two-by-four.'" Wrote: Only the Paranoid Survive
     
    Grove...one of the most acclaimed and influential personalities of the computer and Internet era, died on Monday at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The cause has not been determined.
     
    Grove: "...most difficult of all is trying to shape the activities of people...what I call paranoia {"from the Greek παράνοια, 'madness'" "a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality"}—a deep suspicion about all of the many things that can go wrong—is necessary.
     
    Grove: "A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation."[21]
    {"Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to humankind[1][2] and represent dual expression[3] of good and evil.[4]" "Serpents are connected with vengefulness and vindictiveness. This connection depends in part on the experience that venomous snakes often deliver deadly defensive bites without giving prior notice or warning to their unwitting victims." "Snake cults were well established in Canaanite religion in the Bronze Age, for archaeologists have uncovered serpent cult objects in Bronze Age strata at several pre-Israelite cities in Canaan: two at Megiddo,[16] one at Gezer,[17] one in the sanctum sanctorum of the Area H temple at Hazor,[18] and two at Shechem.[19]"}
    {"Ancient Mesopotamians and Semites believed that snakes were immortal because they could infinitely shed their skin and appear forever youthful, appearing in a fresh guise every time. [1]"}
    {Book of the Dead (Spell 39): "Get back! Crawl away! Get away from me, you snake! Go, be drowned in the Lake of the Abyss, at the place where your father commanded that the slaying of you should be carried out."[6]"}
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    Leon Charney (1938 – 2016-03-21) (aged '77 or 78') [Net Worth: $1.3 billion (Sept 2013)[1]] was a Jewish (American) real estate tycoon, author, philanthropist, political pundit, media personality ("Jewish TV talk show host"), ["entertainment lawyer"] and Jewish cantor. Through a combination of ambition and 'serendipity', Charney got involved in politics and made many high-powered friends, including Ezer Weizman {"nephew of Israel's first president, Chaim Weizmann" ("convinced the United States government to recognize the newly formed state of 'Israel'" "biochemist of great importance for the British war industry during World War I")}, who later became Israel’s [7th] president. Charney lived in Manhattan in New York City, dividing his time between his residences in Tel Aviv and Boca Raton, Florida. In March 2012, Forbes listed Charney as #353 among the wealthiest Americans ["débuted at #321 in 2008"]. He was a graduate of Yeshiva University where he participated in demonstrations to free Soviet Jewry.
     
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    Charney is best known as a New York real estate baron {"owns 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space including 38-story skyscraper 1441 Broadway. Claims to be nation's largest individual trader (by volume) of Ginnie Mae's mortgage-backed security guaranteed by U.S. government."}, but in recent years, his role as one of the backdoor players ("back door channels") integral to sealing the Camp David Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt has emerged. In 1979, Charney played an important role as the unofficial adviser to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, most well known for his behind-the-scenes role in the Camp David Accords which created the first comprehensive peace between 'Israel' and Egypt in 1978 and 1979. In 1986 Charney went to Tunisia to meet with Yasser Arafat in the hope of a possible peaceful resolution of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
     
    In addition to dabbling in politics and TV, Charney penned several books, including “Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace,” “The Mystery of Kaddish: Its Profound Influence on Judaism” and “Battle of the Two Talmuds: Judaism’s Struggle with Power, Glory and Guilt
     
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    The Talmud [“63 tractates, and in standard print is over 6,200 pages long”] {Jesus in the Talmud]
    }:
     
    • Yebamoth 98a. All Gentile children are animals
    • Gittin 57a . Says Jesus is being boiled in ‘hot excrement.’
    • Gittin 57a: “Jesus is in hell and is being punished by being boiled in semen. Christians are boiled in dung.
    • Sanhedrin 90a.Those who read the New Testament (“uncanonical books,” see footnote #9) will have no portion in the world to come
    • Choschen Ham 266, 1: “A Jew may keep anything he finds which belongs to the Akum (Gentile).
    • Sanhedrin 59a: “Murdering Goyim is like killing a wild animal
    • Baba Mezia 24a . If a Jew finds an object lost by a Gentile (“heathen”) it does not have to be returned. (Affirmed also in Baba Kamma 113b).
    • Sanhedrin 57a . When a Jew murders a Gentile (“Cuthean”), there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a Gentile he may keep
    • Baba Kamma 37b. Gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has “exposed their money to Israel
    • Sanhedrin 57a . What a Jew steals from a Gentile he may keep
    • Moed Kattan 17a . If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there
    • Baba Kamma 113a. Jews may use lies (“subterfuges”) to circumvent a Gentile
    • Shabbath 116a (p. 569). Jews must destroy the books of the Christians, i.e. the New Testament. See footnote #6
    • Abodah Zara 26b: “Even the best of the Gentiles should be killed
    • Schabouth Hag. 6b: “Jews may swear falsely by use of subterfuge wording”
    • Zohar 1,160a: “Jews must always try to deceive Christians”
    • Libbre David 37: “To communicate anything with a Goy about our religious relations would be equal to the killing of all Jews, for if the Goyim knew what we teach about them, they would kill us openly”
    • Sanhedrin 59a: “A Goy (Gentile) who pries into the law (Talmud) is guilty of death”
    • Erubin 21b. Whosoever disobeys the rabbis deserves death and will be punished by being boiled in hot excrement in hell
    • Rosh Hashanah 17a . Christians (“minim”) and others who reject the Talmud will go to hell and be punished there for all generations
    • Coschen hamischpat 405. A pregnant non-Jew is no better than a pregnant animal
    • Abodah Zarah 36b . Gentile girls are in a state of niddah (filth) from birth.
    • Sanhedrin 55b . A Jew may marry a three year old girl (specifically, three years “and a day” old).
    • Sanhedrin 54b . A Jew may have sex with a child as long as the child is less than nine years old.
    • Kethuboth 11b . When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing.
    • Yebhamoth 11b: “Sexual intercourse with a little girl is permitted if she is of three years of age.”
    • Talmud Sanhedrin 74b. Sexual intercourse between Gentiles is like intercourse between animals
    • Talmud, Abodah Zara, 4b. A heretic Gentile you may kill outright with your own hands
    • Talmud: Bammidber raba c 21 & Jalkut 772. Every Jew, who spills the blood of the godless (non-Jews), is doing the same as making a sacrifice to God.
    • . . .
     
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    (“The cult of Baal celebrated annually his death and resurrection as a part of the Canaanite fertility rituals. These ceremonies often included human sacrifice and temple prostitution.")
     
    43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
    44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
    45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

    (Luke 6)
     
    13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
    14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
    15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
    16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
    17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
    18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
    19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    (Matthew 7)
     
    ["The religion of the god Baal was widely accepted among the ancient Jews, and although it was put down at times, it was never permanently stamped out. Kings and other royalty of the ten Biblical tribes worshiped the god. The ordinary people ardently worshiped this sun god too because their prosperity depended on the productivity of their crops and livestock. The god’s images were erected on many buildings. Within the religion there appeared to be numerous priests and various classes of devotees. During the ceremonies they wore appropriate robes. The ceremonies included burning incense, and offering burnt sacrifices, occasionally consisting of human victims. The officiating priests danced around the altars, chanting frantically and cutting themselves with knives to inspire the attention and compassion of the god."]
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    "How does this relate to the 'holy and pious' Jews who so loudly proclaim themselves to be 'holier than the angels' and the 'very apple of God’s eye'? Again, it doesn’t matter what the Jews claim; all that’s important is what the Jews do. Whether Judaism is true or false matters less than what the effects of Judaism have upon the Jews. Good fruit grows on healthy trees. Rotten fruit grows on diseased trees, just as rotten Jews grow out of a diseased religion." (Convicting the Jews – Part 1: Never an Honest Jew)
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    (“Une nuit que j'étais près d'une affreuse Juive...
    ["so many Jewesses were prostitutes that the two terms had virtually become interchangeable."])
     
    Rita Gam (1927-04-02 – 2016-03-22) (aged 88) [Net Worth: 'around $5 million'] was an American film and television actress and documentary filmmaker. She was nominated for a Golden Globe {"bestowed by the 93 members from approximately fifty-five countries of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)"} and won the Silver Bear for Best Actress [Silberner Bär/Beste Darstellerin]. Gam was born Rita MacKay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to parents from Romania and Alsace-Lorraine. She took on the surname of her stepfather, Russian-born Benjamin Gam.[1][2][3][4] In October 1952 she signed a long-term Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract.[5] {"2010-11-03 MGM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.[6][7][8]"} She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her close friend Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier in Monaco.[9] Gam died on March 22, 2016 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California from respiratory failure, aged 88.[10]
     
    Selected filmography:
    • The Thief (1952) {"a nuclear physicist who works for the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C. is also a spy working for an unnamed foreign power." "The FBI develops the microfilm, analyzes its contents and constructs a list of probable suspects" "feels remorse...breaks down after realizing what he has done, destroys his escape, and surrenders to the FBI"}
    • Night People (1954) {"story is set in Berlin during the years following World War II. Peck plays a counter-intelligence officer of the United States Army" "elderly female piano player and her blind husband (his eyes gouged out by the Nazis during the war)...attempts suicide by using strychnine ["results in muscular convulsions and eventually death through asphyxia"]" "former Nazis working now with the communists" "this deal is getting trickier than a basket full of eels" "Friends are often really enemies, and adversaries sometimes secret allies."}
    • Sign of the Pagan (1954) {"film about Attila the Hun ("death accomplished by an effusion of blood, without any wound")" "plagued by visions of God and martyrs in the clouds calling for Attila's death" "he died under the shadow of a cross" "forsee Attila's downfall, as portended by the lightning strike"}
    • Magic Fire (1955) {"biographical film about the life of composer Richard Wagner" "film often distorted some facts"}
    • The Ten Commandments (1956) {"seventh most successful film of all-time" "the Qur'an was sometimes used as a source" "laying on of hands...LDS manner of performing such ordinations" "effects included the fiery hail from a cloudless sky, the Angel of Death, the Pillar of Fire, the parting of the Red Sea" "the Fraternal Order of Eagles worked by donating and erecting granite monuments of the Ten Commandments in public places across the nation"}
    • King of Kings (1961) {"dramatization of the story of Jesus Christ from his birth and ministry to his crucifixion and resurrection, with much dramatic license" "Only his shadow is visible, forming the shape of a cross" "film gained negative reviews from major publications"}
    • No Exit (1962) {"also known as Sinners Go to Hell" "discuss each other's sins, desires, and unpleasant memories; they slowly realize that such probing is the form of torture they are meant to receive" "Inès ("typical screen lesbian") is tempted by Estelle, but crazed by Estelle's heterosexuality"}
    • Klute (1971) {"story of a high priced prostitute who assists a detective" "first installment of what informally came to be known as Pakula's 'paranoia trilogy'" "girl's raging psyche"}
    • Such Good Friends (1971) {"a hard, unsentimental, deeply cynical comedy" "People hurt and insult one another" "vulgarity"}
    • The Gardener (1974) ["also known as Garden of Death and Seeds of Evil"]
     
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    Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Howard, Jr. (1944-03-28 – 2016-03-23) (aged 71) [Net Worth: $2 million] was an American actor, best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 {"[i]naccuracies pervade"} and as basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in the television show The White Shadow. Howard won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1970 for his performance in Child's Play (The Dark) {"students carry a bleeding boy into the chapel and tie him onto the cross"; chapel closed until further notice; drunk priest; 'demonic possession'; maiming; impulsive self-mutilation; suicide; life-destroying, secretive harrassment shrouded by lies and deception; youth mob revenge} {Frankfurt School: 32 Movies With Unbelievably Bleak Endings}
    "Marxist philosopher Max Horkheimer, one of the founders and arguably the leader of the Frankfurt School, which originated the idea that thought could be controlled by enforcing the 'political correctness' doctrine.
    ...this line of reasoning ultimately amounts to a denial that logic even exists. The 'truth' is therefore simply whatever Marxists have decreed it to be.
    open and unrestrained debate is frowned upon as subversive and inflammatory. It breeds dissent and doubt, it encourages critical analysis and it prevents intellectual uniformity and group-think.
    ...man is limited in his existence as a mammal and as a product of nature that is driven by basic needs. There is no room for free will, no capacity for critical judgment or ability to distinguish right from wrong, no awareness, and no rationalization. This position has its roots in their Marxist background, which argues that man is a product of society: his mind and spirit are determined and shaped by the material world.
    They largely abandoned the old 'class struggle' rhetoric involving the capitalist and worker 'classes' and replaced them with an oppressor and an oppressed class. The oppressed include women, minorities, LGBT, and several other mascot categories. The oppressor class consists of white heterosexual males who are not ideological Marxists like them."
    {"opened on Broadway on 1970-02-12 at the Royale Theatre, and ran for 342 performances, closing on 1970-12-12"}, and later won the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his work in Grey Gardens {"ill-fated romance with a high-profile married man" "the mother and daughter (members of NYC high society) become reclusive and known around town as the highly eccentric proprietors of Grey Gardens, which has become decrepit and full of stray animals"}.
     
    Howard was elected President of the Screen Actors Guild (founded in 1933) {"Hollywood Ten"} in September 2009[2] and elected to a second term in September 2011.[3] Howard was the sitting President of SAG-AFTRA (after Screen Actors Guild merged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists {"was located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd, 7th Floor, Los Angeles, California" Date dissolved: March 30, 2012}), the largest union of actors, and appeared on the 22nd SAG Awards in January 2016.
     
    Membership in SAG-AFTRA is considered a rite of passage...
    • three phases: separation, liminality, and incorporation (consummated [by] the ritual subject)
    • sacred bond
    • severe initiations produce cognitive dissonance...heightening group attraction and conformity
    ...for new actors and presenters.
     
    Steve Dayan, Hollywood Teamsters Local 399 Secretary-Treasurer, presented Ken with the Yitzhak Rabin {"Israeli politician, statesman, general, 5th Prime Minister of 'Israel' (assassination: 1995-11-04 21:30 (12th of Marcheshvan, 5756 on the Hebrew calendar) at the Kings of Israel Square)" "Likud party leaders believed that withdrawing from any 'Jewish' land was heresy" "din rodef ('law of the pursuer') ['one of the few provisions in Jewish law permitting extrajudicial killings']"} Award, which is given in recognition to extraordinary leadership and service to the labor movement, in July 2015.
     
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    Sample of stage productions, television dramas, and films:
     
    He appeared in season one of The West Wing as President Bartlet's first choice for U.S. Supreme Court Justice in the episode "The Short List". His other dramatic guest roles included: NYPD Blue, The Practice, Boston Legal, Cold Case, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Brothers and Sisters, Law & Order: SVU, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Fairly Legal, Crossing Jordan,The Closer and Blue Bloods. He appeared in an episode of The Golden Girls as one of Blanche's many lovers, in The Office as Michael's former boss, and on 30 Rock {2006-10-11 to 2013-01-31 (final Season 7: 13 episodes)} {"series' name refers to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, the address of the Comcast Building, where the NBC Studios are located.[1]"} as Hank Hooper, Jack Donaghy's boss from Kabletown.
     

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      ...you better choose carefully
      ‘Cause I, I’m capable of anything
      Of anything and everything
       
      Make me your Aphrodite
      Make me your one and only
      But don’t make me your enemy, your enemy, your enemy
       
      So you wanna play with magic
      Boy, you should know what you're falling for
      Baby do you dare to do this?
      Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse
      Are you ready for, ready for
      A perfect storm, perfect storm
      Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
      There’s no going back
       
      Mark my words
      This love will make you levitate
      Like a bird
      Like a bird without a cage
      But down to earth
      If you choose to walk away, don’t walk away
       
      It’s in the palm of your hand now baby
      It’s a yes or no, no maybe
      So just be sure before you give it all to me
      All to me, give it all to me
       
      ...She’s a beast
      I call her Karma (come back)
      She eats your heart out
      Like *Jeffrey Dahmer (woo)
       
      ...That fairy tale ending with a knight in shining armor
      She can be my Sleeping Beauty
      I’m gon’ put her in a coma
      Woo!

       
      -- Dark Horse by Katy Perry
       
      *Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (1960-05-21 – 1994-11-28) (aged 34)
      ['beaten to death in prison 'with a 20-inch (51 cm) metal bar[211]' by...a fellow inmate'
      'homicide (severe head trauma)'],
      also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape [homosexual sodomy], murder, and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys [pederasty] between 1978 and 1991, with many of his later murders also involving necrophilia,[1] cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts—typically all or part of the skeletal structure.[2] Although diagnosed with borderline personality disorder,[3] schizotypal personality disorder,[4] and a psychotic disorder, Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial.
      When he reached puberty, Dahmer discovered that he was homosexual. By his own later admission, as he began to fantasize sexually, issues of dominance and control over a completely subservient partner were prevalent in his thoughts. These thoughts gradually became intertwined with dissection.
      In January 1979,[47] upon his father's urging, Dahmer enlisted in the U.S. Army,[48] where he trained as a medical specialist at Fort Sam Houston before, on 1979-07-13, being deployed to Baumholder in West Germany where he served as a combat medic. One soldier stated in 2010 that while stationed at Baumholder, Dahmer had repeatedly raped him over a 17-month period.[51] This soldier stated that he reported the abuse to his commander, but was not believed.[52]
      Victims: 17
      Date apprehended: 1991-07-22
      'At 11:30 p.m. Tracy Edwards flagged down two Milwaukee police officers at the corner of North 25th Street.'
      At a scheduled preliminary hearing on 1992-01-13,[172] Dahmer pleaded guilty but insane to 15 counts of murder.[173]
      The trial of Jeffrey Dahmer began on 1992-01-30.[174] He was tried in Milwaukee for the 15 counts of murder...[175]
      On 1992-02-15, court reconvened to hear the verdict: Dahmer was ruled to be sane and not suffering from a mental disorder at the time of each of the 15 murders for which he was tried... On the first two counts, Dahmer was sentenced to life imprisonment plus ten years,[195] with the remaining 13 counts carrying a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment plus 70 years. The death penalty was not an option for Judge Gram to consider at the penalty phase as the State of Wisconsin had abolished capital punishment in 1853.[196]
      Dahmer again pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to a 16th term of life imprisonment on 1992-05-01.[200]
      Lionel Dahmer (father) is now retired from his career as an analytical chemist and resides with his wife in Medina County, Ohio. Dr. Dahmer is an advocate for creationism, and his wife was a member of the board of the Medina County Ohio Horseman's Council.[226]
      Both have refused to change their surname and have professed their love of Jeffrey in spite of his crimes.]
       
      Equus - 1976 (National Company)
      • story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological (pseudo) religious [sexual] fascination with horses.[1]
      • constructs a personal theology involving the horses and the supreme godhead, 'Equus'
      • Alan is erotically fixated on Nugget (or 'Equus') and secretly takes him for midnight rides, bareback and naked. Alan also envisions himself as a king, on the godhead Equus, both destroying their enemies
      • religious and ritual sacrifice themes
      • the conflict between Apollonian and Dionysian values and systems in human life
      • reveals a dream he has had, in a Grecian/Homeric setting, in which he is a public official presiding over a mass ritual sacrifice. Dysart slices open the viscera of hundreds of children, and pulls out their entrails.
      • antichrist spirit; bestiality
      • inspired [by]...a crime involving a 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town near Suffolk.[2]
    • The Thornbirds - 1983 {"Paddy dies in a lightning fire, and Stu is killed by a wild boar shortly after finding his father's body... As Meggie tends his wounds, she tries to seduce him and is rebuffed. ('goes to great lengths to see if he can be induced to break his vows')"; multi-generational tragedy and death; adultery involving a priest; harlot success meme}
    • Better Living Through Chemistry - 2013 {adultery and murder}
    • The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie - 1972 {"A traveling salesman is lured by a precocious teenage girl to her shack in the desert for some sexual escapades. A scuzzy biker comes along, and they both find themselves dominated and tormented by him."}
    • Dirty Sexy Money {"when a lawyer and family man's father mysteriously dies in a plane crash (murder), he agrees to become the personal lawyer for the richest family in New York ('dubious doings')" "he struggles to balance his morals and family life"}
    • Memories of Midnight - 1991 {adultery; murder; suicide; Christian settings}
    • The Hitchhiker (Deadly Nightmares) {"a mysterious wanderer...explores the foibles of humanity and its dark spirit." "85 episodes over 6 seasons (39 first runs on HBO & 46 first runs on USA)"}
    • Victims - 1982 {"A serial rapist who gets released on a technicality cause of a mishandling of the investigation is pursued by his victims who stalk the man and want revenge for him raping them."}
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    Jim Hillyer (1974-07-08 – 2016-03-23) (aged 41) was a Canadian politician. Hillyer earned a master's degree in political economy...and took PhD courses in constitutional law.[3] Hillyer had been a missionary [typically a 2-yr service at 18-yrs-old] for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Quebec.[5] {"holy murder" "blood atonement: certain sins were so so serious as to put the sinner 'beyond the reach of the atoning blood of Christ.' For these fallen sinners, their 'only hope' lay in having 'their own blood shed to atone.'" "Some sinners, Brigham Young preached, who are 'now angels to the devil' could have been saved if only some among their Mormon brethren would have 'spilled their blood on the ground as a smoking incense to the almighty.'"}
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    (LDS President Henry B. Eyring [born 1933-05-31 (age 82)] Rededicates Montreal Quebec Temple. Sunday, 2015-11-22. The newly renovated 11,550-square-foot temple will serve nearly 11,000 LDS Church members in Quebec and Ottawa. [Located at 1450 Boulevard Marie-Victorin in Longueuil next to the St. Lawrence River] [major design motifs: four floral emblems representing the four main European ethnic groups that settled in the area in the 19th century. A fleur-de-lis honors the French, a rose the English, a thistle the Scots, and a shamrock the Irish.] [Prayer: "...holding the keys of the priesthood for all the world. We thank Thee that the prophet Elijah was sent to restore the keys of salvation and exaltation for both the living and the dead..."])
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    Hillyer had survived leukemia after receiving a bone marrow transplant in 2003.[13][4] In February 2016, Hillyer underwent surgery for a serious leg bone infection, the latest in a series of complications resulting from breaking his leg while skiing three years previously.[4][14] After complaining of feeling unwell the previous day, Hillyer, aged 41, was found dead in his Parliament Hill {"an area of Crown land" "current Canadian monarch, since 1952-02-06, is Queen Elizabeth II."} {"destroyed by fire on 1916-02-03"} {"series of shootings occurred on 2014-10-22" "32-year-old was shot 31 times by 6 officers and died on the scene.[7][8][9]"} office [Conservative {"a strong fighter for issues he believed in and he didn’t mince words – from property rights and criminal justice to abortion and physician assisted death (and gun ownership)"} MP (Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner)] in Ottawa on 23 March 2016.[13][4] "The death cast a pall over the Commons proceedings and leaders agreed to adjourn the sitting"
     
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    Garry Emmanuel Shandling (1949-11-29 – 2016-03-24) (aged 66) [Net Worth: $17 million] was a Jewish (American) comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He 'made a name for himself {"with a signature voice filled with self-deprecation and angst"} by channeling all of the neuroses of his stand-up act {"the neurotic character that Shandling played never seemed to be too far from the actual guy" "deeply insecure"} into two highly memorable pay cable series': It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show {1992-08-15 to 1998-05-31} {89 episodes} {2007-04-17, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released a best-of compilation: includes 23 episodes and 8 hours of interviews with members of the cast and guests.[35]}
    {"a satire on show business that subtly mixes fact with fiction" "sharply written scripts often shocked by appearing to show the guest's malice, or the difference between their public and private personas.[10]"
    "Profanities were used frequently on the show"
    Sample Guest: Butthole Surfers ["chaotic and disturbing live shows, black comedy" "photos of abnormal medical ailments, coupled with fictitious, humorous explanations for the diseases"]
    "ranked 38 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, the only HBO comedy to make the list,[1] and was also included in Time magazine's list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time.[2]"
    "won 24 major awards, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, five CableACE Awards, four American Comedy Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two Peabody Awards, a BAFTA Award and a Satellite Award. It also received 86 nominations, including 56 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, five Directors Guild of America nominations, six Writers' Guild of America nominations, six American Comedy Awards nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, three Satellite Awards nominations and a GLAAD Award nomination.[3]"
    "marked and long-lasting influence on HBO as well as on television shows in America and Britain such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock and The Office"}.
     
    Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms such as Sanford and Son {1972-01-14 to 1977-03-25; "edgy racial humor...bigotry"; "1991-10-11, during a break from rehearsals for Foxx's last sitcom The Royal Family he suffered a fatal ('massive') heart attack on the set. (Adding still further to the irony is that the working title for the series was Chest Pains.) ...the rest of the cast and crew thought he was doing his classic: "It's the Big One... You hear that, Elizabeth... I'm comin' to join ya, honey!"[4] fake heart attack routine he made famous on Sanford and Son, even going as far as collapsing to the floor, although that was not part of the usual schtick.[5]"} and Welcome Back, Kotter {"held in Room 111"; "Sweathogs modeled after the Jewish Marx Brothers"}. During his three-decade career, Shandling was nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations. He served as host of the Grammy Awards {"first held on 1959-05-04" "first aired live: 13th Annual Grammy Awards on 1971-03-16.[9]"} four times and as host of the Emmy Awards {"winged woman holding an atom"; first held on 1949-01-25} three times.
     
    "In January {2016-01-20} {episode 45}, Shandling appeared in pal Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee {premiered 2012-07-19} {7th season; 47 episodes}, in an episode eerily titled 'It’s Great That Garry Shandling is Still Alive.'" In March, the Los Angeles Police Department reported that Shandling suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital, suffering from an apparent medical emergency.[5] {"TMZ reported that it might have been a massive heart attack."} Because Shandling was in good health and his death so sudden, his doctor has yet to sign off on his death certificate until an official investigation is done. Mr. Shandling, who never married, leaves no immediate survivors.
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    Earl Henry Hamner, Jr. (1923-07-10 – 2016-03-24 12:20 PST) (aged 92) ['comfortable financially and didn't need to work'] was an American television writer and producer {"published nearly a dozen books and wrote hundreds of TV scripts"}, best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the long-running CBS series The Waltons and Falcon Crest. Hamner got his start in the mid-1950s writing for such TV shows as The Kate Smith Hour and Justice. He would go on to pen eight episodes of The Twilight Zone...and would continue to write for TV through the ’60s, working on such popular shows as Wagon Train, Gentle Ben and Nanny and the Professor.
     
    In the early 1900s, the Hamner family moved from its James River tobacco farm to the town of Schuyler -- named for its first postmaster -- on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge. Today it is home to "The Gathering," a group of disciples of the psychic Edgar Cayce. Earl Sr. [who courted 16-yr-old Doris] worked for a company that mined and milled soapstone. When it failed during the Depression, he took a job at a DuPont factory "some 33 tortuous highway miles away". "his six-mile hike on Christmas Eve of 1933 became the inspiration for his son's novel The Homecoming".
     
    Earl Hamner was drafted into the U.S. Army. He trained initially at Fort Knox [109,000 acre (170 sq mi, 441 km²) base] where he almost learned to drive a Sherman Tank. He succeeded in getting one so stuck in the mud that to this day no one has quite beat his record. There he became friends with a fellow soldier, Paul Nusnick, a Jewish man from Philadelphia, and one of the most profound influences on his life. Nusnick hated the Army, but loved American literature and introduced Hamner to a long list of authors, including Thomas Wolfe, Sherwood Anderson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner. Hamner then spent several months at the 19th Replacement Depot in England learning how to diffuse land mines, one of the most dangerous of Army jobs. Two months after D-day he landed on Omaha Beach, and, because his officers had discovered that he knew how to type, he was re-assigned to the 542nd Quartermaster Corps which he served in Paris.
     
    Hamner was discharged from the Army in March of 1946 and returned to Richmond. He quit his job for WLW and went to live in the Ouichita Mountains of Arkansas for the summer of 1949. The station hired Rod Serling to replace him -- which explains why Serling in later years often introduced Hamner as the person who gave him his first job! In 1953, on a Friday afternoon, he submitted his first novel Fifty Roads to Town to Random House {founded in 1927 by Cerf and Klopfer...'prominent Jewish businessmen' 'stressed their sympathy for Israel'}. {Fifty Roads to Town is "about a traveling preacher (Christian) and his effect upon the inhabitants of Edensville. The preacher is actually more of a con-man and his sanity is questionable" "one scene in the book described an orgiastic religious ceremony"}
     
    After moving to Hollywood in 1961, Hamner was hired by Jewish Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) (aged 50) [3+ heart attacks] [Net Worth: $10 million] to write a script for “The Twilight Zone.” Hamner and the show's creator, Rod Serling, had been friends since their college days, and when Serling launched the show in 1959 he invited Hamner to submit scripts. Hamner said he drew inspiration for most of them from folk tales he had heard as a child.
     
    "here I am, a country boy from the backwoods of Virginia, a redneck, a hillbilly, who accidentally became educated and privileged"
    In my career, I have written everything but matchbook covers.
    I’ve led a charmed life,” Hamner said in the 2001 interview with The Times when he was 78 and still writing eight hours a day. He returned to Richmond in 2013 just a few days before his 90th birthday, to accept a resolution from the state Legislature declaring him a "Virginia treasure."
     
    Hamner passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after battling bladder cancer. {"diagnosed in June of 2014, and had surgery performed in July on his 91st birthday"} "died in Los Angeles on Thursday and had recently been battling pneumonia"
    "died surrounded by family while John Denver/Deutschendorf's (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997) (aged 53) [Net Worth: $60 million]...
    {"released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed, with total sales of over 33 million"
    "Weintraub threw Denver out of his office and called him a Nazi... I'd bend my principles to support something he wanted of me. And of course every time you bend your principles – whether because you don't want to worry about it, or because you're afraid to stand up for fear of what you might lose – you sell your soul to the devil.[19]"
    "died in a single-fatality crash of his personal experimental aircraft"
    "The Clinton entourage did not like a fresh faced Christian Anglo Saxon musician criticizing them and particularly supporting Ross Perot, so John Denver’s plane nosedived into Monterey bay on October 12 1997."}
    ...Rocky Mountain High {'Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high'} was playing."
    "We have been asked about a memorial or service and all I can tell you at this time is that Dad was emphatically opposed to the idea. He even made my mother promise him not to even consider the idea!"
     
    Selected works:
     
    What has inspired my work has always been the family and neighbors I grew up with back in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia during the Great Depression of the 1930s,” Mr. Hamner said in his commencement address. “They were decent, God-fearing, patriotic people. Like most Appalachian folk, they were frugal, proud and self-reliant. To write about such people, it was inevitable that such stories deal with love and honor, pity and pride, compassion and sacrifice. And so much of my writing became a celebration of those traditional American values.
     
    • Fifty Roads To Town (1953) {"about a traveling preacher (Christian) and his effect upon the inhabitants of Edensville. The preacher is actually more of a con-man and his sanity is questionable" "one scene in the book described an orgiastic religious ceremony"}}
    • Spencer's Mountain (1961) {"He essentially blackmails everyone into going to church, despite the fact that he doesn't go himself" "only scholarship available is to be a minister" "Grandpa has been mortally wounded [by a cemetary tree chopped by his son], and dies soon after" "Drenching the wood framing in accelerant, he burns the house down."}
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    • The Twilight Zone is an American science-fiction[1] anthology television series created by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The series consists of unrelated stories depicting characters dealing with paranormal, futuristic, Kafkaesque, or otherwise disturbing or unusual events. {Frankfurt School: 32 Movies With Unbelievably Bleak Endings [psyops] [Operation Mockingbird]}
      • "The Hunt" (1962) {bad omens; mockery of Christian heaven}
      • "A Piano in the House" (1962) {"buy his younger wife Esther a player piano as a twenty-sixth birthday present"; adultery; deception; truth-telling; shaming}
      • "Jess-Belle" (1963) {"local witch casts a spell love spell...There is a price for the spell: Jess-Belle will transform into a leopard from midnight until dawn. Jess-Belle feels herself growing colder and more heartless with each transformation. The witch explains that her soul has been extinguished, and she has been transformed into a witch herself."; stab (supernatural) woman to death; "claims, upon seeing a falling star that 'it means a witch has died.'"}
      • "Ring-a-Ding Girl" (1963) {"The final scene shows Hildy finding Bunny's magic ring, which had fallen to the floor; it is now chipped and charred, presumably because of the fiery plane crash." "We are all travelers. The trip starts in a place called birth—and ends in that lonely town called death. And that's the end of the journey, unless you happen to exist for a few hours, like Bunny Blake, in the misty regions of the Twilight Zone."}
      • "You Drive" (1964) {possessed car}
      • "Black Leather Jackets" (1964) {alien invasion; bio-plague in water sources; insanity of doomsayers}
      • "Stopover in a Quiet Town" (1964) {alien abduction}
      • "The Bewitchin' Pool" (1964) {child delusion, dissociation and suicide}
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    • Heidi (1968) [AFL Heidi Game] {"film remakes Rottenmeier as an extremely sympathetic character; she becomes almost a surrogate mother to Heidi" "In the novel, Sessemann's kindly and strong-willed mother teaches Heidi to read and to pray... Her character is cut completely from the film."}
    • Where the Lilies Bloom (1974) {"a desperate Mary Call (surrogate 'father' for siblings) visits Kiser (landowner) in the hospital and offers herself to him in marriage. Kiser would rather marry Devola (eldest sister) and a distraught Mary Call blurts out that Roy Luther (her father) is dead. She threatens to kill Kiser if he tells anyone and storms out."}
    • The Waltons: With the genteel Hamner providing the wise and reassuring voice-over introduction and postscript to each episode as the grown-up John-Boy, the series quickly became a Thursday night fixture for millions of Americans. In his guidelines for the series, executive producer Hamner’s primary direction was “to always walk that fine line between excessive sentimentality and believable human warmth.” With “The Waltons,” he wrote, “we are attempting to make an honest, positive statement on the affirmation of man.”
      Episodes: (211)
      • "The Star" (Ep. 6) {"A meteorite crashes through the roof of the Baldwin sisters' ["two elderly spinsters who distill moonshine that they call 'Papa's recipe'"] 'Recipe' room, which they take as some kind of sign from their dead Papa. Grandpa Walton takes it as a sign of his own impending death; Ben takes it as a sign he will win the fourth-grade spelling bee; and an unscrupulous relative of the sisters first plans to exploit the meteorite for financial gain, then tries to steal their 'Recipe machine'."}
      • "The Sinner" (Ep. 7) {drunk, hypocrite, "fire and brimstone" (Christian) preacher}
      • "The Ceremony" (Ep. 9) {"A Jewish Nazi-refugee family moves to Walton's Mountain from Germany. Expecting to find similar antisemitism in America, the bitter, distrustful father, Professor Mann, chooses to protect his family by hiding their faith, and cancels plans for his son's impending bar mitzvah. The paranoid couple rebuff the Waltons' every attempt at visitation. John Boy discovers the family secret, and helps the boy find a rabbi, while the others open their home for the ceremony. Grandpa convinces the father not to deny his faith, and to honor his son by attending."}
      • "The Legend" (Ep. 10) {PTSD WWI vet}
      • "The Fire" (Ep. 16) {"After learning that schoolteacher Miss Hunter is teaching evolution to his daughter, a religious fanatic breaks into the Baldwins' and steals some Recipe, then gets drunk and beats his daughter. He then uses the remaining Recipe to burn down the school, killing himself in the process."}
      • "The Gypsies" (Ep. 19) {"A gypsy family stranded in Walton's Mountain during a thunderstorm with a broken wagon, break into the Baldwins' for shelter. The Waltons allow them to temporarily camp on their property so Grandma can tend--successfully--to their sick baby."}
      • "An Easter Story" (Ep. 24) {"Olivia is stricken with polio after returning from (Christian) church"}
      • "The Cradle" (Ep. 43) {"Olivia is pregnant for the eighth time, and fears bringing another child into the world during the Depression. Elizabeth at first is unhappy to learn she won't be the baby anymore, especially after being taunted about it by Jim-Bob; but then looks forward to a baby sister. But it is not to be when Olivia miscarries."}
      • "The Ghost Story" (Ep. 45) {"spirit board"}
      • "The Conflict" (Ep. 49) {"Grandpa supports them in their determination to take up arms against the government if necessary to defend Walton land"}
      • "The Birthday" (Ep. 62) {"As his 73rd birthday nears, Grandpa has a heart attack."}
      • "The Baptism" (Ep. 100) {"A famous revival preacher is coming to town, and Esther and Olivia hope that John and Ben will be converted and baptized (Christianity). John is almost struck by lighting during a storm, which some see as an omen. A peacock wanders onto the home place and is adopted by Jim-Bob who nicknames him 'Rover'"}
      • "The Fire Storm" (Ep. 101) {"he attempts to put excerpts of Mein Kampf in his newspaper"}
      • "The Best Christmas" (Ep. 107) {"Olivia sets about making this Christmas 'the best we ever had', but a variety of emergency circumstances arise to keep each of the Walton children from coming home."}
      • "The Inferno" (Ep. 115) {"all-expense paid trip to cover the landing of the Hindenburg in Lakehurst, New Jersey. After witnessing the airship burst into flames, he returns home traumatized and unable to write about the disaster"}
      • "The Warrior" (Ep. 124) {"A Cherokee Indian man and his grandson come to stay with the Waltons; the man claims a sacred tribal burial ground is beneath the Walton barn, which he tries to burn down at night to "purify" the ground."}
      • "The Children's Carol (Parts I and II)" (Ep. 132) {"Olivia has a faith crisis as she can't understand how God could allow war"}
      • "The Calling" (Ep. 144) {"Jim-Bob falls for the Baldwin's pretty Catholic cousin, who then breaks his heart by joining a convent."}
      • "The Obsession" (Ep. 146) {"Mary Ellen becomes dependent on amphetamines"}
      • "The Changeling" (Ep. 147) {"Strange happenings coincide with the coming of Elizabeth's 13th birthday"}
      • "The Captive" (Ep. 149) {"seeking refuge in alcohol"}
      • "The Illusion" (Ep. 150) {"business-educated daughter, Esther, comes home from New York and creates turbulent feelings with her revolutionary (for the 1940s) ideas about a black woman's place in society"}
      • "The Yearning" (Ep. 153) {"Elizabeth has a big crush on the new minister"}
      • "The Conscience" (Ep. 155) {"Trouble breaks out in the community and the family when Jason considers signing up as a conscientious objector. Jim-Bob can't wait to join the Air Corps, however, and gets a tattoo."}
      • "The Burden" (Ep. 158) {"Jim-Bob runs wild carousing, until a near-death experience convinces him it's a sign from God to join the ministry. He continually quotes Bible verses, until realizing that ordination unfortunately requires years of training"}
      • "The Pin-Up" (Ep. 159) {"Ben begins dabbling in photography and jokingly takes a revealing picture of Erin which quickly becomes the popular pin-up picture at Camp Lee.... Erin enjoys the fan mail"}
      • "The Unthinkable" (Ep. 179) {"Jason realizes the full horrors of war when his Jewish fellow soldier Ted Lupinsky reveals that his grandfather was killed in a Nazi extermination camp"}
      • "The Last Ten Days" (Ep. 195) {"Ben and his fellow POWs are worried they might be executed after the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ensure an end to the war."}
      • "The Victims" (Ep. 204) {"they help rescue the battered wife of a violent veteran who has flashbacks of combat"}
    • While still overseeing “The Waltons,” Hamner created “Falcon Crest” {"aired for nine seasons on CBS from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990 (227 episodes)"} The hourlong drama set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley in California starred Jane Wyman as the powerful and manipulative Falcon Crest winery owner and family matriarch Angela Channing and Robert Foxworth as her nephew, Chase Gioberti. During its eighth season, Soap Opera Digest gave Falcon Crest the title of "Most Ruined Show". Hamner, who was an executive producer on the series, was often asked how the same man who created “The Waltons” could do a show about such ruthless, scheming characters.
      If you are a good writer — and I think I am — you are able to handle any kind of group and imagine their lives
    • Murder in Tinseltown (2000) {"the perfect murder--set under the bright lights of Tinseltown."}
     
    Without courage, honor, compassion, pity, love and sacrifice, as William Faulkner...
    {13 novels; 'had several extramarital affairs'}
    ...pointed out, we know not of love, but lust. We debase our audience.
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    Tibor Richard Machan (1939-03-18 – 2016-03-24) (aged 77) was a Hungarian {'smuggled out at 14'} 'American' philosopher. A professor emeritus in the department of philosophy at Auburn University, Machan held the R. C. Hoiles Chair of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics at Chapman University in Orange, California until December 31, 2014. He was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute {"founded as the Charles Koch (born November 1, 1935) (age 80) [Net Worth: US$43.3 billion (March 2016) 'ranked 9th richest person in the world 2014'] [son of Fred C. Koch (1900-09-23 – 1967-11-17) (aged 67) (founding member of the John Birch Society) "spent the Depression years in Russia, helping Stalin expand his petroleum industry" "died gloriously in a [Bear River near Ogden, Utah] duck blind; he fired off a round, turned to a companion to say, 'Wasn't that a great shot?' and collapsed due to a heart attack"] Foundation" "focus on public advocacy, media exposure and societal influence.[8]" "number 16 in the 'Top Think Tanks Worldwide' and number 8 in the Top Think Tanks in the United States'.[9]" "topped the 2014 list of the budget-adjusted ranking of international development think tanks.[10]"}, and an adjunct faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute {"opposition to child labor laws"} {Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (1881-09-29 – 1973-10-10) (aged 92) "Austria-Hungary (now L'viv, Ukraine) Jew" "came to the United States under grants of the Rockefeller Foundation" "as a student of human nature he is worse than null"}
     
    Machan was a syndicated and freelance columnist; author of more than one hundred scholarly papers and more than forty books, among them Why is Everyone Else Wrong? (Springer, 2008). He took his Masters of Arts in Philosophy at New York University from 1965 to 1966, and his Ph.D in Philosophy at University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966–1971.[5] In 1970, with Robert W. Poole, Jr. and Manuel Klausner, he purchased Reason magazine, which has since become the leading libertarian periodical in America. He was a visiting professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1992–1993 and taught at universities in California, New York, Switzerland, and Alabama. He lectured in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Budapest, Hungary, Prague, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Republic of Georgia, Armenia, and Latin America on business ethics and political philosophy. He sat on the advisory boards for several foundations and think tanks, and served on the founding Board of the Jacob J. Javits Graduate Fellowship Program of the U. S. Department of Education.
     
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    He defended the arguments of Russian Jewish 'bourgeois' Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum] (1905-02-02 [O.S. 01-20] – 1982-03-06) (aged 77) {Atlas Shrugged, published in 1957, was considered Rand's magnum opus.[68]} for ethical egoism {"moral agents ought to do what is in their own self-interest...actions whose consequences will benefit the doer can be considered ethical." "contrasts with ethical altruism, which holds that moral agents have an obligation to help others" "endorses selfishness, but it doesn't endorse foolishness" "alleged as the basis for immorality"}.
     
    I, of course, whose business is to think about such stuff (cultural diversity)—maybe a bit obsessively {'difficult to differentiate from psychotic disorders ['loss of contact with reality'].[27]'}, if you ask me...
     
    As a kid I was deliberately taught to denigrate Jews. My father was a virulent anti-Semite, my mother a milder one but both shared this widespread bigotry in Hungary and, indeed, much of Europe. It took a while for me to get enlightened (see reality)...
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    James "Jim" Harrison (1937-12-11 – 2016-03-26) (aged 78) {'heart attack'} whose lust for life {"our poet laureate of lumbering desire"} — and sometimes just plain lust — roared into print in a vast, celebrated body of fiction, poetry and essays that with ardent abandon explored the natural world {"enthusiastically shot the rattlesnakes that colonized his yard"}, the life of the mind and the pleasures of the flesh, died on Saturday at his home in Patagonia, Ariz. He was an American author known for {"some of the most vivid, violent and evocative writing of its day"} his poetry, fiction, reviews, essays about the outdoors {"hypermasculine subject matter...darkly comic. His characters...abandon jobs and families to light out in search of meaning they never find"}, and writings about food. {"'The Raw and the Cooked,' whose title invokes the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss’s volume of that name....is about myth and ritual"} He is best known for his 1979 novella Legends of the Fall. He has been called "a force of nature",[1] and his work has been compared to that of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway.[2] Harrison's characters tend to be rural by birth and to have retained some qualities of their agrarian pioneer heritage in spite of their intelligence and some formal education. He was educated at Michigan State University, where he received a B.A. (1960) and M.A. (1964) in comparative literature.
     
    When Harrison was 7 a neighborhood girl ended a quarrel by thrusting a broken bottle into his face, permanently blinding his left eye. He said he became a novelist after he fell off a cliff while bird hunting. After a short stint as assistant professor of English at Stony Brook University (1965–66), Harrison started working full-time as a writer. His awards include National Academy of Arts grants (1967, 1968, and 1969), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1969–70), the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountain & Plains Booksellers Association, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2007).[6] His work has appeared in many leading publications, including The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Outside, Playboy, Men's Journal, and The New York Times Book Review. He has published several collections of novellas, two of which were eventually turned into films: Revenge (1990) and Legends of the Fall (1994).
     
    Bawdily and with unrelenting gusto, Harrison’s 40 years’ worth of writing explores what constitutes a good life, both aesthetically and morally, on this planet.” "With its boozing and brawling and bedding, his fiction was often called misogynistic." "[fiction:] I see why they test atomic bombs in this state [Nevada] — if they didn’t I would, only in more central locations. (Wolf, 1971)"
     
    "Harrison suffered bouts of deep depression all his life (considered suicide)...the restorative cocktail included food, alcohol, sex and outdoorsmanship" "there was the eating. Mr. Harrison once faced down 144 oysters, just to see if he could finish them. (He could.) There was the drinking. One fine summer, he personally tested 38 varieties of Côtes du Rhône. There was the drugging, in his Hollywood period {"drug use, prostitution, and mental illness are very common" "a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul"}, when he wrote the screenplays for films including “Revenge” (1990). There was the hobnobbing [with Hollywood 'stars' and other 'elites']."
     
    "I knew I would shower and go down to the bar and drink myself into the comatose state I knew I deserved. Maybe King David {adulterer and cowardly murderer} drank heavily in his canopied tent the night before battle."
     
    "I’m always having a man in desperate straits trying to help somebody else out with no apparent success because nobody can be helped by anybody."
     
    Selected Fiction and Films:
     
    • Farmer (1976) {"a Lolita-like ["a 37-to-38-year-old literature professor...is obsessed with a 12-year-old girl, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather"] account of a country school teacher and farmer coming to grips with middle age, his mother’s dying, and complications of human sexuality."}
    • Warlock (1981) {"A comedy with one foot in the abyss"}
    • Cold Feet (1989 film) {"A psycho-killer with mommy issues, a charming crooked cowboy and their girl steel [sic] some jewels. The cowboy decides not to share and goes on the run with the loot."}
    • Revenge (1990 film) {adultery; maiming; violence against women; sex slavery; drug use; suicide; "Miryea is placed in a whorehouse, where she is drugged, abused, and relegated to 'common use'. The young man responsible for keeping her drugged has AIDS. As Miryea no longer wishes to live the life of a common prostitute, she persuades him to share a needle with her, thus infecting her." "His rescuer drives Jay to town and gives him a knife to 'cut the balls off your enemy'."} {"the story becomes so cynical that nothing has meaning.[18]"}
    • Legends of the Fall (1994 film) {mother abandons her children; WWI -- "cuts out his brother's heart and sends it home to be buried at the ranch" "scalps of German soldiers hanging around his neck"; Prohibition; murder; revenge; "In 1963...'It was a good death'."} {Running time: 133 minutes}
    • Wolf (1994 film) {lycanthropy; adultery; murder; rape} {Box office: $131 million[1]}
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    Anna Marie "Patty Duke" Pearce (1946-12-14 – 2016-03-29) (aged 69) [Net Worth: $5 million] {"the Marzipan Princess"} (5' tall) was an American actress of stage, film, and television. She first became known as a teen star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 {"youngest person at the time to win an Oscar for supporting actress" "It seems like a dream. I’m still not sure if it happened."} for her role as Helen Keller (1880-06-27 – 1968-06-01) (aged 87)...
    {"powerful outcry against the Nazis."
    "Hitler regime chose 1933-05-10 as the date for a nationwide 'Action Against the Un-German Spirit,' a series of public burnings of the banned books."
    "Do not imagine your barbarities to the Jews are unknown here. God sleepeth not, and He will visit his Judgment upon you."}
    ...in The Miracle Worker (1962 film), a role which she had originated on Broadway {"catapulted to Broadway stardom at age 13" "Philadelphia tryout: production received 18 curtain calls"}.[1] The following year she was given her own show, The Patty Duke Show, in which she played "identical cousins". She later progressed to more mature roles such as that of Neely O'Hara in the film Valley of the Dolls (1967).[1] Over the course of her career, she received ten Emmy Award nominations and three Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.[2] Duke also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.[1]
     
    "[Duke's life is] a grim tale that traces a Dickensian adolescence into a turbulent adulthood marked by suicide attempts [1st when 19], devastating 'love' affairs, hasty marriages (one lasted a mere 13 days) and bouts with anorexia and alcohol abuse." "overdosed on pills on more than one occasion" She was of Irish, and more distant German, descent.[5][6] Her father was an alcoholic, and her mother {"Catholic and guilty for breathing"} suffered from clinical depression and was prone to violence. When Duke was six, her mother forced her father to leave the family home. When Duke was eight, her care was turned over to talent managers John and Ethel Ross (he died in 1970; she died in 1978), who, after promoting Patty's brother, were looking for a girl to add to their stable of child actors.[7][8] The Rosses' ["Svengali-like" (1931-05-22 film by Warner Bros {born Polish-Jewish Hirsz, Aaron, Szmul, and Itzhak/Jacob [3][4] Wonskolaser [6][7]})] methods of managing ['mind control'] ["personal bathing habits, what I wore or even closing the door to my room"] Duke's career were often unscrupulous and exploitative [Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke]. They consistently billed Duke as being two years younger than she actually was and padded her resume with false credits.[9] They gave her alcohol and prescription drugs ["aged 13"], took unreasonably high fees from her earnings and made sexual advances to her.[8] In addition, the Rosses ordered Duke to change her name—"Anna Marie is dead; you're Patty now."[8] They hoped that "Patty Duke" would duplicate the success of tween actress Patty McCormack.[10] "the couple took almost all of the money she made [~$500k - $1+ million]" "She even found it in her heart to forgive the Rosses. 'It's obvious to me that had they not crossed my path, the likelihood of my becoming an actress was slim,' she wrote in 'Call Me Anna,' 'and the joy of that far outweighs any of the pain.'"
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    Duke was married four times and had three children. In 1965, Duke married director Harry Falk,[21] who was 13 years her senior. During their marriage, she had repeated mood swings, drank heavily, became anorexic and overdosed on pills a number of times.[7] The couple divorced in 1969.[7] In early 1970, at the age of 23, Duke dated then-Here's Lucy star, 17-year-old Desi Arnaz, Jr.[7] The couple's relationship was widely publicised, due in part to the vocal and public opposition of Arnaz's mother, actress Lucille Ball. By late spring, Duke and Arnaz had broken off their relationship and she began dating actor John Astin, who was 16 years her senior. Around the same time, Duke developed an intimate relationship with rock promoter Michael Tell. In June 1970, Duke learned she was pregnant and married Michael Tell on June 26, 1970 ["Las Vegas"], in order to "give (her child) a name". Their marriage lasted 13 days before ending in an annulment on July 9, 1970;[7] Duke said the marriage was never consummated.[41] Duke's son, actor Sean Astin, was born on February 25, 1971. Though Duke said in her 1987 autobiography that John Astin ["If you live your life in truth, the truth will out."] was Sean's biological father, she later stated that she had always believed that Desi Arnaz Jr. was his biological father.[42] It turned out that neither statement was correct; in 1994, Sean Astin underwent biological testing to determine his paternity, and the results showed that Astin's father is actually Michael Tell.[43][44] {"Sean said in 2004 he still has relationships with all three men - the man who raised him, the man his mother claimed was his father and his actual biological father."} Duke and Astin were married in August 1972...[and] divorced in 1985 ["after 13 years of marriage" " when Sean was 11 and their son Mackenzie was 9"]... "was also a stepmother to the children of her fourth husband, Michael Pearce: daughters Charlene, a genetic researcher, and Raelene, who drowned in a 1998 car accident at age 22."
     
    On August 17, 2004, Duke received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the motion picture industry.[38] {The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard (runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east to west) and 3 blocks of Vine Street (0.4 miles (0.7 km) north to south) in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. Stars of most legendary and world-famous celebrities—the so-called "show business royalty"—are found in front of TCL (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theatre. The largest group of individuals represented by a single star is the estimated 122 adults and 12 children[72] collectively known as the Munchkins, from the landmark 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. The first "high-rise" building at Hollywood and Vine ["area was a lemon grove until 1903"] was the 12-story Taft Building, built in 1923 on the southeast corner on the site of the old Memorial Church. On the northwest corner, the Laemmle Building was built in the International Style in 1932.
    "many of the local buildings are considered to be part of 'Haunted Hollywood' (home to the ghosts of celebrities (and less stellar residents) of Hollywood's legendary past)"
    "The history of the region is a dark journey through tales of crime, corruption, death, murder and of course, Hollywood-style scandal. Nearly every tale of ghosts and hauntings in Hollywood involves some sort of terrible crime or an unsolved murder."}
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    "Anna Banana" Duke {"her children were made to do humiliating punishments, etc."} was diagnosed with bipolar disorder ["manic depression"] {"cause is not clearly understood (environmental factors, genetics...)" "Treatment commonly includes psychotherapy, as well as medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotics"} in 1982 {"had thrown a Mickey Mouse clock at MCA president Sid Sheinberg ["Ukrainian mother and a Polish father" "known for discovering Steven Spielberg"]"}, after which she devoted much of her time to advocating for and educating the public on mental health issues. "fought for 'civil rights', 'gay' rights...[and] mental illness" [Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness]
     
    Duke "was hospitalized in 2014 with stomach pain...[and] had a heart bypass in 2004. She was also suffering from emphysema from years of smoking." She died ["in a tremendous amount of pain" "had been suffering terribly" "suffering became too great [for reasoned thought and speech]"] on the morning of March 29, 2016 [01:20], at the age of 69,[46] in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.[47]
     
    Selected Filmography:
     
    • The Goddess (1958) {"born into poverty in The South, has no father, no friends, and is unloved by her indifferent mother"
      "becomes an actress and is soon transformed by Hollywood into the glamorous superstar sex goddess"
      "her elderly mother...turned from immorality to religion bordering on fanaticism"
      "actress becomes enraged and screams from the doorway to her mother that she hates her and wishes her dead"}
    •  
    • In 1959, at the age of 12, Duke appeared on The $64,000 Question and won $32,000; her category of expertise was spelling.[12] In 1962, it was revealed that the game show had been rigged, and she was called to testify before a panel of the United States Senate.[13]
    •  
    • The Patty Duke Show” in 1963, in which she played both main characters Patricia “Patty” Lane, all-American teenager, and Catherine “Cathy” Lane, her identical cousin from Scotland.
       
      ["William Joseph Schallert[1] (1922-07-06 – 2016-05-08) (aged 93) was probably best known as Patty's father, Martin Lane, on The Patty Duke Show. Schallert served as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) from 1979 to 1981."]
       
      Patty was very embarrassing to me,” the actress told The Times in 2013. “They would write those outrageous things for her to do. I would dive in and do it, but I couldn’t wait to get to Cathy. She was sensible, and I’d like to think she was classy.” The show had a slightly surreal concept and a catchy theme song — “Where Cathy adores a minuet / the Ballet Russes and crêpes suzette / our Patty loves to rock and roll / a hot dog makes her lose control — what a wild duet!”
       
      She played both main characters...
      {"Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD),[1] is a mental disorder on the dissociative spectrum characterized by the appearance of at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states that alternately control a person's behavior, accompanied by memory impairment for important information not explained by ordinary forgetfulness."
      "DID is one of the most controversial psychiatric disorders, with no clear consensus on diagnostic criteria or treatment.[3]"
      "The number of identities varies widely, with most patients identifying fewer than ten, though as many as 4,500 have been reported.[7]:504 The average number of identities has increased over the past few decades, from two or three to now an average of approximately 16."
      "People diagnosed with DID often report that they have experienced severe physical and sexual abuse, especially during early to mid-childhood[33] (although the accuracy of these reports has been disputed[2]), and others report an early loss, serious medical illness or other traumatic event.[21] They also report more historical psychological trauma than those diagnosed with any other mental illness.[34] Severe sexual, physical, or psychological trauma in childhood has been proposed as an explanation for its development; awareness, memories and emotions of harmful actions or events caused by the trauma are removed from consciousness, and alternate personalities or subpersonalities form with differing memories, emotions and behavior.[35] A specific relationship between childhood abuse, disorganized attachment, and lack of social support are thought to be a necessary component of DID.[19]"
      "The Three Faces of Eve is a 1957 American CinemaScope film adaptation based on a book by psychiatrists Corbett H. Thigpen and Hervey M. Cleckley, who also helped write the screenplay. It was based on their case of Chris Costner Sizemore (born 1927-04-04) (age 89)...
      {"developed multiple personalities as a result of her witnessing 2 deaths and a horrifying accident within 3 months as a small child."
      ["had witnessed 3 unnerving scenarios within 3 months: a drowned man being pulled from a ditch, a sawmill worker sliced into 3 pieces and her own mother cutting herself severely on a piece of broken glass"]
      "According to psychiatrists who worked with her after she moved from South Carolina, Sizemore did not experience 3 selves, but approximately 20. The doctors reported that her selves presented in groups of 3 at a time.[3]"
      "Sizemore's first personalities—22 in all—were unified, painfully, in a psychiatrist's office. On 1989-01-30, she filed suit in Federal District Court to recapture the last one." (People Vol. 31 No. 12)
      "went through periods during which she was violent, and on 2 occasions attempted suicide."
      "enjoys frequent visits with their son, Bobby, 30, a guidance counselor in nearby Fort Myers"}
      ...also known as Eve White, a woman they suggested might suffer from dissociative identity disorder.[3] Joanne Woodward (born 1930-02-27) (age 86)...
      • They Might Be Giants (1971) {"a millionaire retreats into fantasy after his wife's death, imagining himself to be Sherlock Holmes"}
      • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) {"science experiment is designed to show how small amounts of radium affect marigolds; some die, but others transform into strange but beautiful mutations completely unlike the original plants."}
      • The Glass Menagerie (1987) {"recollection of his disillusioned and delusional mother Amanda and her shy, crippled daughter Laura...who spends most of her time with her collection of glass animal figurines"}
      • Sybil (1976) {"Sybil is about to jump out a hotel window. Dr. Wilbur rescues Sybil, who denies knowing Vickie. Suddenly Sybil becomes hysterical and begins speaking like a little girl. This little girl introduces herself as Peggy, and Wilbur realizes that Sybil is suffering from dissociative identity disorder.
        The personalities make Dr. Wilbur a Christmas card, but Sybil made everything purple, a color that frightens Peggy. Dr. Wilbur hypnotizes Vickie and asks about the purple. Vickie relates a memory of a time Sybil's mother locked young Sybil in the wheat bin in the barn. Thinking she was smothering, Sybil used her purple...
        {"According to surveys In Europe and the U.S., purple is the color most often associated with royalty, magic, mystery, and piety.[4] When combined with pink, it is associated with eroticism, femininity, and seduction.[5]"}
        ...crayon to scratch on the inside of the bin so someone would know she had been there.
        The doctor gives Wilbur a frightening account of extensive scarring he found while treating Sybil for a bladder problem....horrific abuse she suffered at her mother's hands."
        Running Time: 133 min (theatrical)}
      • The Stripper (1963) {"Helen's young son Kenny becomes infatuated with Lila. Somewhat delusional, she at first sees a future for their relationship"}
      • The End (1978) {"After suicide attempts by failing, he ends up at a psychiatric hospital, where he meets a very disturbed fellow patient who agrees to help him in his quest for suicide."}
      • The Drowning Pool (1975) {"Private detective Lew Harper (Paul Newman) investigates a blackmail plot in Louisiana bayou country involving the daughter (Melanie Griffith) of an old flame of his, Iris Devereaux (Joanne Woodward)."
        "locked in a hydrotherapy room, with the water rising to the ceiling, hence the film's title."
        "Before World War II, various forms of hydrotherapy were used to treat alcoholism.[19][20][21][22][23]"
        "Various forms of hydrotherapy have been recorded in ancient Egyptian, Persian, Greek and Roman civilizations.[34][35][36][37][38] Egyptian royalty bathed with essential oils and flowers, while Romans had communal public baths for their citizens. Hippocrates prescribed bathing in spring water for sickness. Other cultures noted for a long history of hydrotherapy include China and Japan,[35] this latter being centred primarily around Japanese hot springs, or (onsen)."
        "100's of residents may spend another night away from their homes after an unexploded wartime device was found in a school playground. A 300-metre exclusion zone was set up following the discovery at the Royal High School Bath - which Mary Berry attended - on Lansdown Road, Bath at 4.40pm on Thursday. Contractors unearthed the 500lb Second World War shell from beneath the surface of the school's playground, which had been in use until two years ago."
        [To dissuade use of natural and benficial treatments so that (bio)chemical companies may rake in profits, produce 'truthy' or traumatizing films which include such practices ('almost drowning in a water treatment room').
        Also, ridicule any criticism of the opposite: imposed harmful (bio)chemical 'treatments'.]
        {"The water fluoridation controversy arises from political, moral, ethical,[1] economic, and safety concerns regarding the fluoridation of public water supplies. Those opposed argue that water fluoridation may cause serious health problems, is not effective enough to justify the costs, and has a dosage that cannot be precisely controlled.[2][3][4]
        Opposition to fluoridation has existed since its [deceptive (gov't 'conspiracy')] initiation in the 1940s.[8] During the 1950s and 1960s, conspiracy theorists claimed that fluoridation was a communist plot to undermine American public health.[9] In recent years water fluoridation has become a pervasive health and political issue in many countries, resulting in changes to public policy regarding water fluoridation.
        Fluoridated water systems are used by two-thirds of the U.S. population. Outside of the U.S, fluoridated systems are used by less than 3% of the world's population.[10]"
        "Water fluoridation was characterized in at least one journal publication as a violation of the Nuremberg Code and the Council of Europe's Biomedical Convention of 1999.[1] A dentistry professor and a philosopher argued in a dentistry journal that the moral status for advocating water fluoridation is "at best indeterminate" and could even be considered immoral. They asserted that it infringes upon autonomy based on uncertain evidence, with possible negative effects.[11] In the United Kingdom, the Green Party, who opposed water fluoridation in 2003, considered it to be a form of mass medication.[13]"}
        {"Flouride is used in toothpaste and water fluoridation. At much higher doses and frequent exposure, fluoride causes health complications and can be toxic."}
        {"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the US. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by (Jewish) Stanley Kubrick (1928-07-26 – 1999-03-07) (aged 70)...
        {'massive heart attack'
        'Kaddish, the Jewish prayer of mourning, was recited'
        'four days after screening a final cut of Eyes Wide Shut for his family and the stars'
        "follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford, who is shocked when his wife, Alice, reveals that she had contemplated an affair a year earlier. He embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy ['quasi-religious sexual ritual'] of an unnamed secret society."
        "Milich implies to Bill that he has sold his [young] daughter for prostitution."
        "directed 13 feature films and three short documentaries"
        "the 'Satanic' mansion-party at Somerton is the only set in the film without a Christmas tree, stating 'Almost every set is suffused with the dreamlike, hazy glow of colored lights and tinsel ... Eyes Wide Shut, though it was released in summer, was the Christmas movie of 1999.'[60]"
        "the sex ritual combines elements of Venetian Carnival and Catholic rites. (In particular, the character of "Red Cloak" simultaneously serves as Grand Inquisitor and King of Carnival.)"
        "unrated version of Eyes Wide Shut was released in the United States on 2007-10-23"}
        Release dates: 1964-01-29
        Running time: 94 minutes[1]
        "Do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk, ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream!...You know when fluoridation began?...1946. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works. I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love...Yes, a profound sense of fatigue, a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I-I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women, er, women sense my power, and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake...but I do deny them my essence." (General Jack D. Ripper) [YouTube]
        "Mandrake examines a notepad on Ripper's desk. It is covered with doodles and an interlocking pattern of the words Peace On Earth, and Purity Of Essence. Mandrake: Peace on Earth. Peace on Earth. Peace on Earth: P O E. Purity of essence. O P O E. whispers O P E."
        " Mandrake: Now look, Colonel... Bat Guano, if that really is your name, may I tell you that I have a very, very good idea, I think, I hope, I pray, what the recall code is. It's some sort of recurrent theme he kept repeating. It's a variation on Peace on Earth or Purity of Essence. E O P. O P E. It's one of those!"}]
        "Water fluoridation is used in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and Australia, and a handful of other countries. The following nations previously fluoridated their water, but stopped the practice, with the years when water fluoridation started and stopped in parentheses:"
        • Federal Republic of Germany (1952–1971)
        • Sweden (1952–1971)
        • Netherlands (1953–1976)
        • Czechoslovakia (1955–1990)
        • German Democratic Republic (1959–1990)
        • Soviet Union (1960–1990)
        • Finland (1959–1993)
        • Japan (1952–1972)[36]
        • Israel (1981–2014) *Mandatory by law since 2002.[37][38]
        "At its height, there were over 200 water-cure establishments in the United States.[77] The technique is also mentioned in the 1951 Film A Streetcar Named Desire."
        Release date: 1951-09-18
        Running time: 122 minutes
        "an adaptation of Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (1911-03-26 – 1983-02-25) (aged 71) ['alcohol and drug dependence']...
        {"choked to death on the cap from a bottle of eye drops he frequently used. An amended coroners report indicates that his use of drugs and alcohol may have contributed to his death by suppressing his gag reflex. Prescription drugs, including barbiturates ['dolls'], were found in the room. The cause of death the coroner reported as "Seconal intolerance." He had used Seconal...
        {"Secobarbital sodium (marketed by Eli Lilly and Company, and subsequently by other companies as described below, under the brand name Seconal) is a barbiturate derivative drug that was patented in 1934 in the US.[2] It possesses anaesthetic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic properties. In the United Kingdom, it was known as quinalbarbitone. It is the most frequently used drug in 'physician-assisted suicide' ['contrary to the original Hippocratic Oath of 400 B.C.E.'] within the United States.[3]"}
        ...with alcohol as his drugs of choice for most of his life."
        "he wanted to be buried at sea at approximately the same place as Hart Crane (1899-07-21 – 1932-04-27 'just before noon') (aged 32)...
        {suicide / 'lost at sea'; "beaten after making sexual advances to a male crew member.[15]...jumped overboard into the Gulf of Mexico"}
        [alcoholic; manic-depressive; primarily homosexual; promiscuous]
        {"son of the Ohio businessman who invented the Life Savers candy"
        "As a boy, he had a sexual relationship with a man."
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        "Crane visited Mexico in 1931–32 on a Guggenheim Fellowship ['Approximately 220 Fellowships are awarded each year.[1]']"}
        Regard the capture here, 0 Janus-faced,
        As double as the hands that twist this glass.

        -- Recitative
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        ["In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, doorways,[1] passages, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. It is conventionally thought that the month of January is named for Janus (Ianuarius),[2] but according to ancient Roman farmers' almanacs Juno was the tutelary deity of the month.[3]
        Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in time of war, and closed to mark the peace. As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange, and in his association with Portunus, a similar harbor and gateway god, he was concerned with travelling, trading and shipping.
        Janus had no flamen or specialised priest (sacerdos) assigned to him, but the King of the Sacred Rites (rex sacrorum) himself carried out his ceremonies. Janus had a ubiquitous presence in religious ceremonies throughout the year, and was ritually invoked at the beginning of each one, regardless of the main deity honored on any particular occasion.
        The ancient Greeks had no equivalent to Janus, whom the Romans claimed as distinctively their own."]
        The bell-rope that gathers God at dawn
        Dispatches me as though I dropped down the knell
        Of a spent day - to wander the cathedral lawn
        From pit to crucifix, feet chill on steps from hell.
        Have you not heard, have you not seen that corps
        Of shadows in the tower, whose shoulders sway
        Antiphonal carillons launched before
        The stars are caught and hived in the sun's ray?
        The bells, I say, the bells break down their tower;

        -- The Broken Tower
        "Finding both inspiration and provocation in the poetry of T. S. Eliot OM (1888-09-26 – 1965-01-04) (aged 76)"
        "The Waste Land is a long poem by T. S. Eliot. It is widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central text in Modernist poetry.[2][3] Published in 1922, the 434-line[B] poem first appeared in the United Kingdom in the October issue of The Criterion and in the United States in the November issue of The Dial. It was published in book form in December 1922. Among its famous phrases are 'April is the cruellest month', 'I will show you fear in a handful of dust', and the mantra in the Sanskrit language 'Shantih shantih shantih' {'Peace'}.[C]
        ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते
        पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते
        ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः
        • "Physical" or Adhi-Bhautika; can be source of troubles/obstacles coming from external world, such as from wild animals, people, natural calamities etc.
        • "Divine" or Adhi-Daivika; can be source of troubles/obstacles coming from extra-sensory world of spirits, ghosts, deities, demigods/angels etc.
        • "Internal" or Adhyaatmika; is source of troubles/obstacles arising out of one's own body and mind, such as pain, diseases, laziness, absent-mindedness etc.
        Eliot's poem loosely follows the legend of the Holy Grail ['has special powers, and is designed to provide happiness, eternal youth and food in infinite abundance'] and the Fisher King"...
        {"or the Wounded King, is the last in a long line charged with keeping the Holy Grail. Versions of his story vary widely, but he is always wounded in the legs or groin and incapable of moving on his own. In the Fisher King legends, he becomes impotent and unable to perform his task himself, and he also becomes unable to father or support a next generation to carry on after his death. His kingdom suffers as he does, his impotence affecting the fertility of the land and reducing it to a barren wasteland. All he is able to do is fish in the river near his castle, Corbenic, and wait for someone who might be able to heal him. Healing involves the expectation of the use of magic. Knights travel from many lands to heal the Fisher King, but only the chosen can accomplish the feat."
        "The Fisher King appears first in Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval (late 12th-century), but the character's roots may lie in Celtic mythology. He may be derived more or less directly from the figure of Bran the Blessed (Welsh: Bendigeidfran or Brân Fendigaidd, literally 'Blessed Crow' 'a giant and king of Britain in Welsh mythology') in the Mabinogion (mabɪˈnɔɡjɔn 'the earliest prose literature of Britain' 'a sophisticated narrative tradition, both oral and written, with ancestral construction'). In the Second Branch, Bran has a cauldron that can resurrect the dead (albeit imperfectly; those thus revived cannot speak) which he gives to the king of Ireland as a wedding gift for him and Bran's sister Branwen. Later, Bran wages war on the Irish and is wounded in the foot or leg, and the cauldron is destroyed. He asks his followers to sever his head and take it back to Britain, and his head continues talking and keeps them company on their trip. The group lands on the island of Gwales (perhaps Grassholm), where they spend 80 years in a castle of joy and abundance, but finally they leave and bury Bran's head in London."
        "bury it facing France so as to ward off invasion"
        "imagery of the talking head is widely considered to derive from the ancient Celtic 'cult of the head'; the head was considered the home of the soul."}
         
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        All is dust. Dust, crumbling in their hands, and drifting to the barren ground.
         
        Their desperation, and increasing fear, is a pungent scent, wafting on the winds of brutal change.
         
        In the dimness of the twilight scene, they spin about, striking, and pummel and harm, now, more and more, their own.
         
        Death is a soothing howl, of finality, sucking away their jubilant satisfaction, as they see no more their fevered mirage, splashed with the blood of the endless fallen.
         
        Treasure chests, and coffers, are coffins, beckoning. The weight of the world pulls them, down, down into the darkened, musty depths. Devoid of all that is sweet life.
         
        A dust mote drifts by, in the sudden, gray expanse. Bodies and souls missing, former lords of the land, gone down into tombs of hard, leeching regret.

         
        -- Tombs (2010-12-04)
        ["The Dresden Files is a Canadian/American television series based on the fantasy book series of the same name by Jim Butcher. It premiered 2007-01-21 on the Sci Fi Channel in the United States and on Space in Canada. It was picked up by Sky One in the UK and began airing on 2007-02-14."
        "a professional wizard who often helps the police with cases involving 'unusual' circumstances. ..his uncle wanted to take him and teach him about his abilities, so he murdered Harry's father with black magic. ...left a programmed doppelgänger behind to resurrect him if he died"
        "[ˈdɔpəlˌɡɛŋɐ] literally 'double-goer') is a look-alike or double of a living person, sometimes portrayed as a paranormal phenomenon, and in some traditions as a harbinger of bad luck. In other traditions and stories, they recognize your 'double-goer' as an evil twin."
        "Hrothbert 'Bob' of Bainbridge – the old spirit owned by Dresden. He advises Dresden on both personal and magical matters. Bob is an invaluable source of knowledge which Dresden taps to solve supernatural crimes. Bob's current state is a punishment: he was executed, his soul sealed into his own skull for all eternity, for using black magic to bring a sorceress he had loved back from the dead several hundred years ago"]
        ...The poem is preceded by a Latin and Greek epigraph from The Satyricon [The Book of Satyrlike Adventures is a Latin work of fiction]...
        {"The work is narrated by its central figure, Encolpius [sodomite], a former gladiator. The surviving sections of the novel begin with Encolpius traveling with a companion and former lover named Asciltos, who has joined Encolpius on numerous escapades."}
        ...of Petronius.
        Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent:
        Σίβυλλα τί θέλεις
        respondebat illa:
        ἀποθανεῖν θέλω
        In English, it reads:
        I saw with my own eyes the Sibyl (σίβυλλα) of Cumae (Κύμη) hanging in a cruet, and when the boys said to her:
        'Sibyl, what do you want?'
        she replied:
        'I want to die.'

        ["The sibyls were women that the ancient Greeks believed were oracles. The earliest sibyls, according to legend,[1] prophesied at holy sites. Their prophecies were influenced by divine inspiration from a deity; originally at Delphi and Pessinos, the deities were chthonic deities. In later antiquity, various writers attested to the existence of sibyls in Greece, Italy, the Levant, and Asia Minor."
        "born between man and goddess, daughter of sea monsters and an immortal nymph"
        "The Delphic Sibyl has sometimes been confused with the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo who gave prophecies at the Delphic Oracle.[16] The two are not identical, and should be treated as separate figures.[17]"]
        ["In Roman mythology, there is an entrance to the underworld located at Avernus, a crater lake near Cumae, and was the route Aeneas (Αἰνείας) used to descend to the Underworld."]
        Following the epigraph is a dedication (added in a 1925 republication) that reads "For Ezra Pound (1885-10-30 – 1972-11-01) (aged 87) ['died in his sleep of an intestinal blockage']...
        {"Outraged by the carnage of World War I, Pound lost faith in England and blamed the war on usury and international capitalism. He moved to Italy in 1924, and throughout the 1930s and 1940s embraced Benito Mussolini's Italian Fascism, expressed support for Adolf Hitler, and wrote for publications owned by British fascist Oswald Mosley. During World War II he was paid by the Italian government to make hundreds of radio broadcasts criticizing the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Jews, as a result of which he was arrested by American forces in Italy in 1945 on charges of treason, after which he spent months in detention in a U.S. military camp in Pisa, including three weeks in a six-by-six-foot outdoor steel cage that he said triggered a mental breakdown, "when the raft broke and the waters went over me." Deemed unfit to stand trial, he was incarcerated in St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., for over 12 years.[2]"
        "Pound was transferred to U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps headquarters in Genoa, where he was interrogated by Frank L. Amprin, an FBI agent assigned by J. Edgar Hoover. Pound asked to send a cable to President Truman to offer to help negotiate peace with Japan."
        "he was transferred to the United States Army Disciplinary Training Center north of Pisa, where he was placed in one of the camp's 'death cells', a series of six-by-six-foot outdoor steel cages lit up at night by floodlights... He spent three weeks in isolation in the heat, sleeping on the concrete, denied exercise and communication, except for conversations with the chaplain. After two and a half weeks he began to break down under the strain."
        "arraigned in Washington D.C. on charges of treason on the 25th of that month. The charges included:
        • broadcasting for the enemy
        • attempting to persuade American citizens to undermine government support of the war
        • strengthening morale in Italy against the United States.[110]
        "He was admitted to St. Elizabeths Hospital and in June the following year Dorothy was declared his legal guardian. He was held for a time in the hospital's prison ward – Howard's Hall, known as the 'hell-hole' – a building without windows in a room with a thick steel door, and nine peepholes to allow the psychiatrists to observe him as they tried to agree on a diagnosis."
        "Although Pound repudiated his antisemitism in public, he maintained his views in private. He refused to talk to psychiatrists with Jewish-sounding names, dismissed people he disliked as 'Jews', and urged visitors to read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (1903)
        ["Henry Ford (1863-07-30 – 1947-04-07) (aged 83) {'cerebral hemorrhage'} [Net Worth: $188.1 billion (based on February 2008 data from Forbes)] ["publisher of antisemitic texts such as the book The International Jew.[2]"] funded printing of 500,000 copies that were distributed throughout the US in the 1920s. Adolf Hitler was a major proponent. It was studied, as if factual, in German classrooms after the Nazis came to power in 1933,[1]"
        "Jewish leaders discussed their goal of global Jewish hegemony by:
        • [] subverting the morals of Gentiles
        • [] controlling the press
        • [] controlling the world's economies
        He struck up a friendship with the conspiracy theorist and antisemite Eustace Mullins (1923-03-09 – 2010-02-02) (aged 86) {'stroke while on a speaking tour in Columbus, Ohio'}
        {"an American antisemitic populist writer, biographer, and 'Holocaust denier'.[2] His best-known work is The Secrets of The Federal Reserve."
        "called 'one of the world's leading conspiracy theorists.'[3]"
        "alleged that the Rothschilds were world monopolists. He furthermore claimed that most of the stock of member banks that owned stock in the Federal Reserve was owned by City of London bankers, since they owned much of the stock of the member banks. He attempted to trace stock ownership, as it changed hands via mergers and acquisitions, from the inception of the Federal Reserve in 1913 to the early 1980s.[19]
        In the last chapter of the book, he noted various Congressional investigations, and criticized the immense degree of power that these few banks who owned majority shares in the Federal Reserve possessed. He also criticized the Bilderberg Group, attacking it as an international consortium produced by the Rockefeller-Rothschild alliance. In an appendix to the book, he delved further into the City of London, and criticized the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, which he claimed helps to conduct psychological warfare on the citizens of Britain and the United States."
        "In 1968, Mullins authored the tract The Biological Jew, which he claimed was an objective analysis of the forces behind the 'decline' of Western Culture. He claimed that the main influence that people were overlooking in their analysis of world affairs was 'parasitism'.[27]"}...[116]"
        "Shortly before his death in 1972 it was proposed he be awarded the Emerson-Thoreau Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, but after a storm of protest the academy's council opposed it by 13 to 9 (22 votes); the sociologist Daniel Bell, who was on the committee, argued that it was important to distinguish between those who explore hate and those who approve it."}
        ...: il miglior fabbro". Here Eliot is both quoting line 117 of Canto XXVI of Dante's (c. 1265 – 1321) Purgatorio, the second cantica of the Divine Comedy, where Dante defines the troubadour Arnaut Daniel as "the best smith of the mother tongue", and also Pound's title of chapter 2 of his The Spirit of Romance (1910) where he translated the phrase as "the better craftsman".[23]

        If it ever comes to pass that the sacred poem
        to which both heaven and earth have set their hand
        so as to have made me lean for many years
        should overcome the cruelty that bars me
        from the fair sheepfold where I slept as a lamb,
        an enemy to the wolves that make war on it,
        with another voice now and other fleece
        I shall return a poet and at the font
        of my baptism take the laurel crown ...

        ...a poet he considered to be one of his most significant influences."}
        ...Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play of the same name"
         
        We are the hollow men
        We are the stuffed men
        Leaning together
        Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
        Our dried voices, when
        We whisper together
        Are quiet and meaningless
        As wind in dry grass
        Or rats' feet over broken glass
        In our dry cellar
        Shape without form, shade without colour,
        Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

        - The Hollow Men
        ― T.S. Eliot, Poems: 1909-1925 [Quotes]
         
        Crosses the brown land, unheard. The nymphs are departed. Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song. The river bears no empty bottles, sandwich papers, Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends Or other testimony of summer nights. The nymphs are departed. And their friends, the loitering heirs of city directors; 180 Departed, have left no addresses.
        ― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land [Quotes]
         
        "begins to research her past and discovers a closet full of skeletons...she has a reputation for mental instability and that she was fired from her teaching job in Auriol for having sexual relations with a minor"
        "He sees that she is delusional but he feels no pity for her. Instead, he seeks to destroy her illusions. They become engaged in a struggle which ends in rape."
        "Blanche is being committed to a mental hospital. She has suffered a complete mental breakdown."
        "Other scenes were shot but cut after filming was complete to conform to the Production Code and later, to avoid condemnation by the National Legion of Decency. In 1993, after Warner Brothers discovered the censored footage during a routine inventory of archives,[5] several minutes of the censored scenes were restored in an 'original director's version' video re-release.[6]"}
      ...won the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first actress to win an Oscar for portraying three different personalities (Eve White, Eve Black and Jane). The Three Faces of Eve also became the first film to win the Best Actress award without getting nominated in another category since Bette Davis (1908-04-05 – 1989-10-06 '23:20 France') (aged 81)...
      {"she traveled by train to Hollywood, arriving on 1930-12-13"
      "After more than 20 film roles, the role of the vicious and slatternly Mildred Rogers in the RKO Radio production of Of Human Bondage (1934) ["sick, destitute, and working as a prostitute. Mildred's baby has died, and she has become distraught and sick with tuberculosis. Before he can visit her again, she dies in a hospital charity ward. With Mildred's death, Philip is finally freed of his obsession"], a film adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's (1874-01-25 – 1965-12-16) (aged 91) [sodomite; spook]...
      An Appointment in Samarra (1934-07-30 / 1934-08-16), is based on an ancient Babylonian myth:
       
      Death is both the narrator and a central character.[28][29]
       
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           A merchant in Baghdad sends his servant to the marketplace for provisions.
           Shortly, the servant comes home white and trembling and tells him that in the marketplace he was jostled by a woman, whom he recognized as Death, and she made a threatening gesture.
           Borrowing the merchant's horse, he flees at top speed to Samarra, a distance of about 75 miles (125 km), where he believes Death will not find him.
           The merchant then goes to the marketplace and finds Death, and asks why she made the threatening gesture. She replies:
      That was not a threatening gesture, it was only a start of surprise.
      I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.

       
      • The title is a reference to Maugham's retelling of an ancient Mesopotamian tale,[1] which appears as an epigraph for the novel
      • The book sparked controversy due to O'Hara's (1905-01-31 – 1970-04-11) (aged 65) ['cardiovascular disease'] inclusion of sexual content.
      • In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Appointment in Samarra 22nd on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
      • In 2011, the book was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 novels written in English since 1923.
      • Sāmarrā (سامَرّاء‎) is a city in Iraq. It stands on the east bank of the Tigris in the Saladin Governorate, 125 kilometers (78 mi) north of Baghdad.
        Ancient Sāmarrā lasted from 5,500 BCE and eventually collapsed in 3,900 BCE.
        The city was once the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate and the only remaining Islamic capital that retains its original plan, architecture and artistic relics.[1]
        The city is also home to al-Askari Shrine, containing the mausolea of the Ali al-Hadi and Hasan al-Askari, the tenth and eleventh Shiʿi Imams, respectively, as well as the place from where Muhammad al-Mahdi, known as the "Hidden Imam", went into The Occultation in the belief of the Twelvers.
        In the eighteenth century, one of the most bloody battles of the 1730–35 Ottoman–Persian War, the Battle of Samarra, took place, where over 50,000 Turks and Persians became casualties. The engagement decided the fate of Ottoman Iraq and kept it under Istanbul's suzerainty until the first world war.
        On 2007-01-21, UNESCO named Samarra one of its World Heritage Sites.[2] {#276}
        On 2006-02-22, the golden dome of the al-Askari Mosque was bombed, setting off a period of rioting and reprisal attacks across the country which claimed hundreds of lives. No organization claimed responsibility for the bombing.
        On 2007-06-13, insurgents attacked the mosque again and destroyed the two minarets that flanked the dome's ruins.[7]
        On 2007-07-12, the clock tower was blown up.
        In 2014-06, the city was attacked by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as part of the Northern Iraq offensive. ISIL forces captured the municipality building and university, but were later repulsed.[12]
         
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      ...novel, earned Davis her first major critical acclaim."
      "Knowing that she was breaching her contract with Warner Bros., she fled to Canada to avoid legal papers being served upon her."
      "Davis began work on Marked Woman (1937), as a prostitute in a contemporary gangster drama inspired by the case of Lucky Luciano. For her performance in the film she was awarded the Volpi Cup at the 1937 Venice Film Festival.[35]"
      "Her next picture was Jezebel (1938) {"a deadly epidemic of yellow fever sweeps the city"}, and during production Davis entered a relationship ["Shiksa (Yiddish: שיקסע shikse)" "partly derived from the Hebrew term שקץ shekets, meaning 'abomination', 'impure,' or 'object of loathing'"] with (Jewish) director William Wyler."
      Release dates: 1938-03-10 (New York)
      Running time: 103 minutes
      "In August 1943, Davis' husband, Arthur Farnsworth, collapsed while walking along a Hollywood street and died two days later. An autopsy revealed that his fall had been caused by a skull fracture he had suffered two weeks earlier."
      "Possessed (1947) ["she hears voices, has hallucinations, and believes her husband's first wife is still alive. Believing her husband is trying to put her away, Louise bursts into David's apartment and kills him in a schizophrenic episode."] had been tailor-made for Davis[60] and was to have been her next project after Deception. However, she was pregnant and went on maternity leave. Joan Crawford played her role in Possessed and was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress."
      "Davis received her final Academy Award nomination for her role as demented Baby Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) ["ranked #44 on the American Film Institute's list of the 50 Best Villains of American Cinema.[9]"] ["originally received an X rating in the UK"], opposite Joan Crawford"
      Release date: 1962-10-31
      Running time: 133 minutes[1]
      "Davis was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. Within two weeks of her surgery she suffered four strokes which caused paralysis in the left side of her face and in her left arm, and left her with slurred speech. She commenced a lengthy period of physical therapy and, aided by her personal assistant, Kathryn Sermak, gained partial recovery from the paralysis. Even late in life, Bette smoked 100 cigarettes a day.[88]"
      "On her tombstone is written: 'She did it the hard way,' an epitaph that she mentioned in her memoir Mother Goddam as having been suggested to her by (German-Jewish) Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-02-11 – 1993-02-05) (aged 83) {'heart attack'} shortly after they had filmed All About Eve.[94]"
      Release date: 1950-10-13
      "Phoebe dons Eve's elegant costume robe and poses in front of a multi-paned mirror, holding the award as if it were a crown. The mirrors transform Phoebe into multiple images of herself, and she bows regally, as if accepting the award to thunderous applause, while triumphant music plays."
      "In ancient Greek religion, Phoebe (Φοίβη), was one of the original Titans, who were one set of sons and daughters of Uranus and Gaia.[1] She was traditionally associated with the moon (see Selene), as in Michael Drayton's Endimion and Phœbe (1595), the first extended treatment of the Endymion myth in English. Her consort was her brother Coeus, with whom she had two daughters, Leto, who bore Apollo and Artemis, and Asteria, a star-goddess who bore an only daughter Hecate (Ἑκάτη 'most often shown holding two torches or a key[1] and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, dogs, light, the moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery.[2][3] In the post-Christian writings of the Chaldean Oracles (2nd–3rd century CE) she was regarded with (some) rulership over earth, sea and sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour (Soteira), Mother of Angels and the Cosmic World Soul.[4][5]').[2] Given the meaning of her name and her association with the Delphic oracle, Phoebe was perhaps seen as the Titan goddess of prophecy and oracular intellect.
      Through Leto, Phoebe was the grandmother of Apollo and Artemis. The names Phoebe and Phoebus (masculine) came to be applied as synonyms for Artemis and Apollo respectively (as well as for Selene and Helios).[3]
      According to a speech that Aeschylus, in Eumenides, puts in the mouth of the Delphic priestess herself, she received control of the Oracle (Πυθία) at Delphi (Δελφοί) from Themis"}
      ...won for Dangerous in 1935...
      Release date: 1935-12-25
      ["Joyce, convinced she destroys anything and anyone she touches, warns him she is a jinx...
      {"may come from Latin iynx (from Greek ἴυγξ), that is, the wryneck bird, which has occasionally been used in magic and divination and is remarkable for its ability to twist its head almost 180 degrees while hissing like a snake."}
      ...resists his proposal, hiding the fact she is married. Joyce goes to Gordon and begs him for a divorce. When he refuses, she causes an automobile accident that cripples him for life."
      "When called upon to reach an intense dramatic pitch without hysterics, Davis is capable of turning the trick."]
      ...and the last for nearly 31 years until Jodie Foster won the award for The Accused, the film's sole nomination."
      Release date: 1988-10-14
      Running time: 111 minutes
      {"loosely based on the 1983 'gang rape by several drunk bar patrons, while onlookers cheer them on' of Cheryl Araujo in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and the resulting trial, which received national coverage. {"widely seen as a template for 'blaming the victim'"} This film was one of the first Hollywood films to portray rape graphically."
      [Movie viewers are entrained lifelong to passively sit while observing photo-realistic 'fictional' rape, murder, etc.]
      {"Trance denotes any state of awareness or consciousness other than normal waking consciousness. Trance states may occur involuntarily and unbidden. The term trance may be associated with hypnosis, meditation, magic, flow, and prayer. It may also be related to the earlier generic term, altered states of consciousness"}
      "nominated for the Golden Bear at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival in 1989.[4]"
      "Assistant district attorney, Kathryn Murphy (McGillis), who is assigned to the rape case, wants to drop it. In 1982, McGillis was assaulted, raped, and robbed in her home by Leroy Johnson {"first knifepoint rape at age 13"}, a sex offender who had recently escaped from juvenile jail, and his adult accomplice.[7] Johnson was convicted but, because of his age, received a reduced sentence. He served three-plus years for the attack and rape of McGillis. The prosecution found it had insufficient evidence to charge his adult accomplice. Johnson later served time for threatening to kill Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He was convicted of two additional rapes, and was sentenced to 50 years, with a release date of March 2048.[7]"}
      "Sybil is a 1973 book by Flora Rheta Schreiber about the treatment ['extended therapy involving amobarbital ('dolls') and hypnosis']...
      {"no reliable accounts of its effective use by an intelligence service.[133] Research into hypnosis in military applications is further verified by the MKULTRA experiments, also conducted by the CIA.[134] According to Congressional testimony,[135] the CIA experimented with utilizing LSD and hypnosis for mind control. Many of these programs were done domestically and on participants who were not informed of the study's purposes or that they would be given drugs.[135]"}
      ...of Sybil Dorsett (a pseudonym for Shirley Ardell Mason (1923-01-25 – 1998-02-26) (aged 75))...
      {"father was a carpenter and architect"
      "mother was 'bizarre' and had a screeching, witch-like laugh. ...was reportedly diagnosed with schizophrenia.[1]"}
      ...for dissociative identity disorder (then referred to as multiple personality disorder) ['manifests sixteen personalities'] by her psychoanalyst, Cornelia B. Wilbur. The book was made into two movies of the same name, once in 1976 and again as a television movie in 2007."
      Controversy: "that Wilbur, Mason, and Schreiber knowingly perpetrated a fraud and describes the purported manipulation of Wilbur by Mason and vice versa and that the case created an 'industry' of repressed memory.[10]"
      "COINTELPRO (a portmanteau derived from COunter INTELligence PROgram): surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting and disrupting"}
      {"The first case of DID was thought to be described by Paracelsus (born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim; late 1493 – 1541-09-24) (aged 47)...
      {"a Swiss German[5] philosopher, physician, botanist, astrologer, and general occultist.[6] He is credited as the founder of toxicology.[7]"
      "held a natural affinity with the Hermetic, Neoplatonic, and Pythagorean philosophies central to the Renaissance, a world-view exemplified by Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola. Paracelsus rejected the magic theories of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa and Nicolas Flamel in his Archidoxes of Magic. Astrology was a very important part of Paracelsus' medicine and he was a practicing astrologer — as were many of the university-trained physicians working at this time in Europe. Paracelsus devoted several sections in his writings to the construction of astrological talismans for curing disease. He also invented an alphabet called the Alphabet of the Magi, for engraving angelic names upon talismans.[22] Paracelsus largely rejected the philosophies of Aristotle and Galen, as well as the theory of humors. Although he did accept the concept of the four elements as water, air, fire, and earth, he saw them merely as a foundation for other properties on which to build.[23]"
      "Paracelsus pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine."
      "Paracelsus viewed the universe as one coherent organism pervaded by a uniting lifegiving spirit, and this in its entirety, Man included, was 'God'."
      "Paracelsus is credited as providing the first clinical/scientific mention of the unconscious."
      "Dr. Faust's character in Goethe's (1749-08-28 – 1832-03-22) (aged 82) {'heart failure' 'all his life he had been aspiring to qualify as one of the Hypsistarians, an ancient Jewish-pagan sect of the Black Sea region'} Faust (1808) {'the first use of Faust's power after literally signing a contract with the devil is to fall in love with and impregnate a teenage girl'} can be traced back to Paracelsian origins, particularly his quest for the 'essence of life' and preoccupation with the occult."
      "Paracelsus is mentioned in Plate 22 of William Blake's (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) (aged 69)...
      {"forerunner of the 19th-century 'free love" movement'"
      ["The rise of the orgy in the age of sex 'positivism'"]
      "generally railed against traditional Christian notions of chastity as a virtue.[73]"
      "the question whether Blake was or was not mad seems likely to remain in dispute, but there can be no doubt whatever that he was at different periods of his life under the influence of illusions for which there are no outward facts to account, and that much of what he wrote is so far wanting in the quality of sanity as to be without a logical coherence"."}
      ... The Marriage of Heaven and Hell."}
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      Turning and turning in the widening gyre
      The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
      Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned.
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.[4]
      And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
      Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?[5]

      -- The Second Coming
      [William Butler Yeats (1865-06-13 – 1939-01-28) (aged 73)
      "This poem marks the transition into Yeats's final period in which he muses on the role of the poet at the closing of an era. He returns to earlier themes of mysticism, turning inward, asking questions about the self, mortality, and legacy, as exemplified by his collection, The Tower." {"first major collection as Nobel Laureate after receiving the Nobel Prize in 1923"}]
       
      ["Bethlehem (Arabic: بيت لحم‎ ; 'House of Meat', Bēt Laḥm; Hebrew: בֵּית לֶחֶם Bēṯ Leḥem, Modern: Bet Leḥem [bet ˈleχem], lit. 'House of Bread'; Ancient Greek: Βηθλεέμ ; Latin: Bethleem) is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank, Palestine, about 10 km (6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem. Its population is approximately 25,000 people.[3][4]
       
      The earliest known mention of the city was in the Amarna correspondence of 1350–1330 BCE during its habitation by the Canaanites. The Hebrew Bible, which says that the city of Bethlehem was built up as a fortified city by Rehoboam,[7] identifies it as the city David was from and where he was crowned as the king of Israel. The New Testament identifies Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus."]
       
      ...in 1646.[10] In the 19th century 'dédoublement' or double consciousness, the historical precursor to DID, was frequently described as a state of sleepwalking, with scholars hypothesizing that the patients were switching between a normal consciousness and a "somnambulistic state".[31]
      An intense interest in spiritualism, parapsychology, and hypnosis continued throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries,[73] running in parallel with John Locke's views that there was an association of ideas requiring the coexistence of feelings with awareness of the feelings.[75] Hypnosis, which was pioneered in the late 18th century by Franz Mesmer and Armand-Marie Jacques de Chastenet, Marques de Puységur, challenged Locke's association of ideas. Hypnotists reported what they thought were second personalities emerging during hypnosis and wondered how two minds could coexist.[73]"
      The public, however, was exposed to psychological ideas which took their interest. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and many short stories by Edgar Allan Poe had a formidable impact.[75]}
       
      ...Patricia "Patty" Lane, a boy-crazy, bubble gum-chewing all-American teenager, and Catherine "Cathy" Lane, her sophisticated identical cousin from Scotland. The Rosses wouldn't let their star client watch the show, lest she get a swollen head.
    •  
    • Valley of the Dolls,” (1967) in which the actress portrayed an alcoholic, drug-addled star. Seeing the actress in the role caused severe dissonance for audiences and critics alike.
      "[Duke] becomes an overnight success and moves to Hollywood to pursue a lucrative film career"
      "falls 'victim' to the eponymous 'dolls' (prescription drugs, particularly the barbiturates Seconal and Nembutal and various stimulants)"
      "is committed to a sanitarium for rehabilitation."
      "[Sharon Tate (1943-01-24 – 1969-08-09) (aged 26) (married to U.S.-pedophile-(drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl)-at-large-in-France-and-supported-by-Hollywood-'stars' Jewish-'atheist' Roman Liebling/Polanski (born 1933-08-18) (wrote and directed psycho-horror film Rosemary's Baby...
      {"[Jewish atheist/satanist] Anton Szandor Levey/LaVey (1930-04-11 – 1997-10-29) (aged 67) {"died of pulmonary edema.[45] in St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco"} [Russian father and Ukrainian mother], who founded The Church of Satan appears uncredited as an actor and a 'technical adviser'"
      "My religion is just [Jewish] Ayn Rand's philosophy with ceremony and ritual added."
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      (Snopes.com Photograph [Church of Satan's Levey/LaVey with Yale's Skull & Bones-man Kohn/Kerry] Status: False [photoshopped, etc.])
      "Krzysztof Trzciński/Komeda (1931-04-27 – 1969-04-23) (aged 37), who composed music for Rosemary's Baby, died soon afterwards in curious circumstances because of the head injuries received during a drinking binge" "He was pushed off an escarpment ('friendly rough-and-tumble') by writer Marek Hłasko during a drinking party in Dec 1968...and suffered head injuries ('haematoma of the brain'). After being been transported home to Poland in a coma and in a terminal state, he died."
      "John Lennon (1940-10-09 – 1980-12-08) (aged 40) was shot ["in the back four times"] [22:50; DOA at 23:00.[134]] [by Mark David Chapman (born 1955-05-10) (age 60) "remained at the crime scene reading J. D. Salinger's (1919-01-01 – 2010-01-27) (aged 91) [half Lithuanian-Jewish] novel The Catcher in the Rye (1951-07-16)...
      "themes of teenage angst and alienation.[4][5]"
      "Holden and Sally go ice skating at Rockefeller Center."
      "Holden is upset when he wakes up in the night to find Mr. Antolini patting his head in a way that he regards as 'flitty' (homosexual). It makes Holden feel very uncomfortable and embarrassed. Confused and uncertain, he leaves as dawn is breaking and spends most of Monday morning wandering the city. He questions whether his interpretation of Mr. Antolini's actions was correct, and wonders how much it matters anyway."
      "Holden makes the decision that he will head out West and live as a deaf-mute."
      "the 'immorality and perversion' of Holden,[60] who uses religious slurs and freely discusses casual sex and prostitution.[61]"
      "237 instances of 'goddamn,' 58 uses of the synonym for a person of illegitimate birth, 31 'Chrissakes'"
      "Several shootings have been associated with Salinger's novel...
      {"Jerry [film: Conspiracy Theory (1997-08-08)] is eventually tracked down because of his need to have and buy copies"
      "The interrogator is Dr. Jonas (Patrick Stewart), a character which is believed to have been based on Dr. Ewen Cameron (1901-12-24 – 1967-09-08) (aged 65)...
      {"a student of Swiss-born US psychiatrist Adolf Meyer (1866-09-13 – 1950-03-17) (aged 83) {"one of the most influential figures in psychiatry in the first half of the twentieth century.[1]"}. He continued his training in America under Meyer at the Phipps Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland"
      "Cameron argued that German culture and its individual citizens would have to be transformed and reorganized. In his analysis, German culture was made up of people who had the need for status, worshiped strict order and regimentation, desired authoritarian leadership and had a deeply ingrained fear of other countries. The paper stated that German culture and its people would have offspring bound to become a threat to world peace in 30 years"
      "Cameron viewed German society throughout history as continually giving rise to fearsome aggression...most likely to commit atrocities due to their historical, biological, racial and cultural past and their particular psychological nature. He came up with the idea that if he presented the world and confronted the Germans with the atrocities committed during the war, the world and the Germans would refrain from repeated acts of extreme aggression...they would surely submit to a re-organized system of 'justice'."
      "Cameron started to distinguish populations between 'the weak' and 'the strong'. Those with anxieties or insecurities and who had trouble with the state of the world were labelled as 'the weak'; in Cameron's analysis, they could not cope with life and had to be isolated from society by 'the strong'. The mentally ill were thus labelled as not only sick, but also weak. Cameron further argued that 'the weak' must not influence children. He promoted a philosophy where chaos could be prevented by removing the weak from society."}
      ...one of the leading 'researchers' in the top secret CIA MK-ULTRA mind control experiments. From the little information that is publicly available, it appears that the CIA allowed him to carry out potentially deadly experiments.
      Cameron was the author of the psychic driving concept, which the CIA found particularly interesting. He noted that erasing existing memories and completely rebuilding the psyche was a means to re-educate people… and the US government soon recruited him to see where this could go in respect to more onerous purposes. As the CIA was by law forbidden to operate on US territory, Cameron commuted to Montreal every week to work at the Allan Memorial Institute. There, he experimented with LSD and paralytic drugs, as well as electroshock 'therapy'. His 'driving' experiments consisted of putting subjects into drug-induced coma for months on end (up to three in one case) while playing tape loops of noise or simple repetitive statements. Such 'therapy' left many of these victims emotionally scared – or worse {"incontinence, amnesia, forgetting how to talk, forgetting their parents, and thinking their interrogators were their parents.[21]" "permanently comatose"}...
      {"MKULTRA Subproject 68 was one of Cameron's ongoing 'attempts to establish lasting effects in a patient's behaviour' using a combination of particularly intensive electroshock, intensive repetition of prearranged verbal signals, partial sensory isolation, and repression of the driving period carried out by inducing continuous sleep for seven to ten days at the end of the treatment period. During research on sensory deprivation, Cameron used curare to immobilise his patients. After one test he noted: 'Although the patient was prepared by both prolonged sensory isolation (35 days) and by repeated depatterning, and although she received 101 days of positive driving, no favourable results were obtained.' Patients were regularly treated with hallucinogenic drugs, long periods in the 'sleep room', and testing in the Radio Telemetry Laboratory...[where] patients were exposed to a range of RF and electromagnetic signals and monitored for changes in behaviour."}
      ...As it did not occur on US soil nor involved US citizens, the CIA had no legal objections. But documents released in 1977 revealed that some of the thousands of unwitting, as well as voluntary, subjects were indeed US citizens.
      The experiments were very similar to those that the Nazis performed during World War II, which according to some researchers was the immediate cause why the CIA began to perform similar experiments after World War II – though officially, communist brainwashing of American POWs in Korea were cited as the pressing cause why the US had to engage in such demonic abuse. Intriguingly, Cameron was actually a member of the Nuremberg medical tribunal, where he accused German medics of things he himself did later."
      "Others have identified (Jewish) Sidney Scheider/Gottlieb (1918-08-03 – 1999-03-07) (aged 80) as the inspiration for 'Dr. Jonas'. Gottlieb headed MK-ULTRA when it was started on the order of CIA director Allen Dulles on April 13, 1953. He was granted six percent of the CIA operating budget, without oversight or accounting." "received a Distinguished Intelligence Medal from the U.S. government"
      "The disturbed man in Taxi Driver...
      {"an honorably discharged U.S. Marine, is a lonely, depressed young man living on his own in New York City. He becomes a taxi driver to cope with his chronic insomnia. He also spends time in seedy porn theaters and keeps a diary."
      "When Travis meets Betsy to join him for coffee and pie, she is reminded of a line in Kris Kristofferson's (born 1936-06-22) (age 79) song (Track 9) 'The Pilgrim, Chapter 33' – 3:12 [The Silver Tongued Devil and I] {Track 4. "Good Christian Soldier" – 3:22}"
      "13-yr-old child actor Jodie Foster (born 1962-11-19) (age 53) [homosexual; 'atheist' ('We do Shabbat on Fridays'); pro 'gun control'] who played the '12-yr-old' child prostitute, Iris 'Easy' Steensma...
      {"Eye color is defined by that of the iris"
      "one of the state flowers of Tennessee"
      "an ambiguous color term, usually referring to shades ranging from blue-violet to violet...
       
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      {"The word αἰθήρ (aithēr) in Homeric Greek means "pure, fresh air" or "clear sky". In Greek mythology, it was thought to be the pure essence that the gods breathed, filling the space where they lived, analogous to the air breathed by mortals. It is also personified as a deity, Aether (Αἰθήρ) is the son of Erebus (Ἔρεβος 'deep darkness, shadow') and Nyx (Νύξ 'Night' "feared by Zeus (Ζεύς 'sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus') himself")
      {"With Erebus, Nyx also gives birth to Hemera (Ἡμέρα 'Day').[4] Later, on her own, Nyx gives birth to:
      • Moros (Μόρος 'Doom, Destiny')
      • Ker (Κήρ 'Destruction, Death' "violent death" "destruction of the dead")
      • Thanatos (Θάνατος 'Death' ['peaceful'])
      • Hypnos (Ὕπνος 'Sleep')
      • the Oneiroi (Ὄνειροι 'Dreams')
      • Momus (Μῶμος 'Blame' "personification of satire and mockery")
      • Oizys (Ὀϊζύς 'Pain, Distress' "Misery")
      • the Hesperides (Ἑσπερίδες "nymphs of the evening and golden light of sunset, who were the 'Daughters of the Evening' or 'Nymphs of the West'")
      • the Moirai (Μοῖραι 'Fates')
      • the Keres (Κῆρες 'female death-spirits')
      • Nemesis (Νέμεσις 'Indignation, Retribution' "the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods). Another name was Adrasteia, meaning 'the inescapable'.")
      • Apate ('Deceit')
      • Philotes (Φιλότης 'Friendship' "sexual and social intercourse")
      • Geras (Γῆρας 'Old Age')
      • Eris (Ἔρις 'Strife' 'chaos, discord').[5]
       
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      Aether is related to αἴθω 'to incinerate',[4] and intransitive 'to burn, to shine'"}
      ...However, in certain applications, it has been applied to an even wider array of colors, including pale blue, mauve, pink, and even yellow (the color of the inner part of the iris flower)"
      "named for the messenger of Olympus. It also conveys images of lost love and silent grief, for young girls were led into the afterlife by Iris"
      ["Ἶρις is the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky. Iris links the gods to humanity. She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other, and into the depths of the sea and the underworld."]
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      • Chrysopteron (Golden Winged)
      • Podas ôkea (swift footed)
      • Podênemos ôkea (wind-swift footed)
      • Roscida (dewy)
      • Thaumantias or Thaumantos (Daughter of Thaumas, Wondrous One)
      • Aellopus (Ἀελλόπους) (swift-footed like a storm-wind)[3]
       
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      "The fleur-de-lis, a stylized iris, has been associated with France after Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th century."}
      ...was subjected to psychological testing to ensure that she would not be emotionally scarred by her role"
      Release date: 1976-02-08
      Running time: 113 minutes
      Budget: $1.3 million
      "In 2012, Sight & Sound named it the 31st-best film ever"
      "formed part of the delusional fantasy of John Hinckley, Jr. (1955-05-29) (age 60) [26][27] [who stalked Jodie Foster during her freshman year at Yale]...
      {"trailed then-president Jimmy Carter from state to state, but was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee on a firearms charge."}
      ...that triggered his attempted assassination ["claimed motive was to impress Foster.[164]"] of President Ronald Reagan (1911-02-06 – 2004-06-05) (aged 93) on 1981-03-30 14:27, in Washington, D.C., ["Vice President George H. W. Bush (born 1924-06-12) (age 91) returned to Washington"] an act for which he was found not guilty by reason of insanity.[28][29]"}
      ...was inspired by real-life would-be assassin Arthur Herman Bremer...
      {"A 113-page portion of Bremer's diary was published in 1973 as An Assassin's Diary"
      "first half of Bremer's diary (pages 1–148) was found on 1980-08-26...at the foot of Milwaukee's 27th Street viaduct. It was dated from 1972-03-01 to 1972-04-03.[19]"}
      ...who shot US Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace...
      (1919-08-25 – 1998-09-13) (aged 79) {"died of septic shock from a bacterial infection"}
      ...on 1972-05-15 [declared himself a Democratic candidate 1972-01-13] in Laurel, Maryland...
      {"The Department of Defense is a prominent presence in the Laurel area today, with the Fort Meade Army base, the National Security Agency, and Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory all located nearby."}
      {see Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles and Counterculture of the 1960s}
      {"the hippie movement did not begin at the popularly conceived Haight Ashbury District, but earlier in Laurel Canyon--replete with underground facilities and a massive, secret film production studio run by the Air Force ['produced some 19,000 classified motion pictures']. It’s the dark underground of Laurel Canyon where the nexus of Hollywood, the occult, the mob and the music industry collide in an orgiastic psychedelia ... the secret bunker had been up and running for more than twenty years before Laurel Canyon’s rebellious teen years, and it remained operational for the most turbulent of those years"}
      {"Apollo also used his powers of eternal youth and immortality to render Daphne ever green. For this reason, the leaves of the Bay laurel tree are known to not decay."} {"a symbol of victory.[13]" "the source of the term poet laureate"}
      ...leaving him paralyzed for life – and in practice guaranteeing the re-election of Richard Nixon (1913-01-09 – 1994-04-22 21:08) (aged 81) {cerebral edema} for his ill-fated second term."}
      ...including Robert John Bardo's (born 1970-01-02) (age 46) {Air Force "brat"} shooting of (Jewish) Rebecca Schaeffer (1967-11-06 – 1989-07-18) (aged 21)
      {"he carried a red paperback copy of The Catcher in the Rye when he murdered her, which he tossed onto the roof of a building as he fled.[8]"
      "after watching Schaeffer in the black comedy film Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills...
      ["...a recent widow, is dealing with everything from a house guest...to the guest's libidinous ex-husband, to family problems. She is also being haunted by the ghost of her recently deceased husband. Lisabeth's houseboy Juan and Clare's chauffeur Frank make a bet on which of them can seduce the other's employer first. The bisexual Frank puts up cash for the wager but if he wins he wants Juan to sleep with him. Juan wins the bet but claims that he lost and has sex with Frank anyway."]
      ...in which she appeared in bed with a male actor; Bardo, out of apparent jealousy, became enraged by the scene and decided that Schaeffer should be punished for becoming 'another Hollywood whore.'[10]"
      "2007-07-27, Bardo was stabbed 11 times"}
      ...after fatally shooting John Lennon, Chapman was arrested with a copy of the book that he had purchased that same day, inside of which he had written: 'To Holden Caulfield, From Holden Caulfield, This is my statement'.[42][43]"
      ...until the police arrived"]
      ...in front of the Dakota Building ["a cooperative apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It was built between 1880 and 1884,[3] "]
      -- which was used when filming Rosemary's Baby."
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      "One young woman who LaVey recruited to perform topless in The Witch’s Review was a sexy drifter named Susan Denise "Sexy Sadie" Atkins (1948-05-07 – 2009-09-24) (aged 61) {died in prison}. Atkins played the role of a seductive vampireress who emerged topless from a coffin and would point her index finger, which had a long red painted fingernail, at the leering audience. She would hiss and symbolically beckon for the blood of the trench coat-wearing customers who paid their admission to The Black Pope’s religious ceremony. Her stage act strangely presaged her later criminal activities. (27) Susan Atkins became a household name in 1969 after viciously murdering the pregnant actress Sharon Tate by stabbing her in the stomach. Susan then compulsively licked the blood of the popular star off of her own fingers. After breaking with LaVey, Atkins joined up with The Family -- Charles Manson’s motley crew of Devil worshipers."}
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      ...), and murdered while 8 1/2 months pregnant by Charles Manson's 'Family') ("last completed film, 12+1 ('The Thirteen Chairs')")] marries a nightclub singer and becomes pregnant. When she learns that he has the hereditary condition Huntington's chorea, she has an abortion."
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      "Faced with husband's mounting medical expenses, she finds herself working in French 'art films' (soft-core pornography) to pay the bills."
      "[Duke] is released and given a chance to rebuild her career, but the lure of drugs and alcohol proves too strong and she spirals into a hellish decline."
      "[Tate] is diagnosed with breast cancer and needs a mastectomy. She phones her mother, seeking moral support; but her mother is only concerned with the reaction from her friends at the 'art (porn) films'. She then succumbs to depression and commits suicide by drug overdose."
      ["Weisbart (1915-01-21 – 1967-07-21) (aged 52) {"youngest producer under contract for Warner Bros in 1952"} made his last film, Valley of the Dolls in 1967 before he died of a stroke {"brain attack" "when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death"} in Los Angeles."]
    •  
    • Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976)
      {"first scene opens with the coven preparing for a ritual"
      "Knowing Rosemary (Patty Duke) must be responsible for this, the coven members use her personal possessions to enable the forces of evil to locate her. Rosemary and Adrian are hiding in a synagogue for shelter. While hiding there, supernatural events begin to affect the rabbis. However, as they are seeking sanctuary in a house of God, the coven is unable to affect them."
      "After Guy and Roman join the rest of the coven, they begin to chant, attempting to invoke Satan."
      "Adrian is possessed and runs out on the casino's dance floor. Roman soon realizes that Satan is using Adrian to possess all the innocent people on the dance floor. Guy panics when Peter struggles with him, so he electrocutes Peter with a broken power cord."
      "...admits to him that she is a cult member, and she drugs and rapes him. He falls asleep having a terrible nightmare of Ellen as a type of harpy (ἅρπυια) that tears at his chest."}
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    'This morning Anna Pearce closed her eyes & ascended to a beautiful place.' (Sean Astin)
     
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    Seymour M. Lazar, a swashbuckling entertainment lawyer, stock trader and serial litigator whose lifetime of adventures took him from the legal tangle surrounding the estate of Howard Hughes to involvement in a colossal fraud case that threatened to bring down one of the biggest shareholder class-action law firms in the United States, died on 2016-03-30 at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 88.
     
    Mr. Lazar was a flamboyant renegade. As a hip young lawyer in Los Angeles in the 1950s and ’60s he represented a colorful list of clients that included the comedian Lenny Bruce, the jazz musicians Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley, and emerging pop stars like Johnny Rivers. He took LSD with Timothy Leary. He strolled through Haight-Ashbury with Allen Ginsberg. He offered career advice to Maya Angelou, then a struggling young cabaret singer whom, he said, he dated for a time.
     
    Bored with entertainment law, Mr. Lazar jumped headfirst into the stock market. He became one of the largest independent traders in the United States, buying and selling more than $300 million in stocks in 1967, most of it related to mergers and acquisitions. Working with the celebrity lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, Mr. Lazar invested $250,000 in efforts to prove that a mysterious document discovered in the headquarters of the Church of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City represented the final wishes of the reclusive tycoon Howard Hughes (1905-12-24 [1905-09-24] – 1976-04-05) (aged 70) [Net Worth: $6.24 billion (adjusted)]
    {"was an American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his life, he was known as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. As a maverick film tycoon, Hughes gained prominence in Hollywood from the late 1920s, making big-budget and often controversial films like The Racket (1928), Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932), and The Outlaw (1943)."
    "remembered for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle in later life, caused in part by a worsening obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and chronic pain"
    "reported to have died on April 5, 1976, at 1:27 p.m. on board an aircraft owned by Robert Graf and piloted by Jeff Abrams. He was en route from his penthouse at the Acapulco Fairmont Princess Hotel in Mexico to the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Other accounts indicate that he died in the flight from Freeport, Grand Bahama, to Houston.[76]"
    "A subsequent autopsy recorded kidney failure as the cause of death.[80] Hughes was in extremely poor physical condition at the time of his death. He suffered from malnutrition. While his kidneys were damaged, his other internal organs, including his brain, were deemed perfectly healthy.[30] X-rays revealed five broken-off hypodermic needles in the flesh of his arms.[30]"
    "estate was eventually split in 1983 among 22 cousins"}
     
    The Mormon Will, as it was known, left millions to an unusual collection of beneficiaries, most peculiarly to a gas station owner named Melvin Dummar. Mr. Dummar said he had earned Hughes’s gratitude after giving him a ride when he was wandering in the desert. A Nevada jury pronounced the will a fake. “If I lose, I’ll just go on to something else,” Mr. Lazar said at the time. The something else was class-action lawsuits, filed scattershot against companies large and small, claiming offenses large and small.
     
    In the 1960s he somehow managed to combine two personas: Wall Street shark and dharma bum. “I swear, they treated me like an absolute thug,” he complained to The Wall Street Journal.
    Did I hurt anybody? Who did I cheat?
    Did anybody get screwed?

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    Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE (Baghdad, Iraq; 1950-10-31 – 2016-03-31) (aged 65) {"heart attack in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis"} [Net Worth: $215 million] was an Iraqi-born British architect. She was the first woman and the first Muslim to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, winning it in 2004 {"prize Chair (2003–04), the Lord Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, Bt, OM, GBE, FBA (born 1936-04-29) (age 79) [Net Worth: $5 billion] (Honorary President of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research).[11]"}. She received the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the RIBA {"Membership: c. 44,000 architects"} Gold Medal in her own right.[1]
     
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    Hadid 'liberated architectural geometry'[2] with the creation of highly expressive, sweeping fluid forms of multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry that evoke the chaos and flux of modern life.[3] A pioneer of parametricism, and an icon of neo-futurism, with a formidable personality, her acclaimed work and ground-breaking forms include the aquatic center for the London 2012 Olympics... "designed one of the stadiums that will take centre stage at the Qatar World Cup in 2022."
     
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    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, United Kingdom, is a sporting complex built for the 2012 Summer Olympics (2012-07-25 to 2012-08-12) and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development. It contains the athletes' Olympic Village and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium and London Aquatics Centre ['designed by Zaha Hadid'], besides the London Olympics Media Centre.
     
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    Gloria Rose "Barbara" Turner (1936-07-14 – 2016-04-05) (aged 79) was an American screenwriter and actress.[1] She was notable for the intensive amount of research she conducted during the screenplay writing process. One of her daughters is the actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.[2][3]
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    Charles Sidney Hirsch (1937-03-30 – 2016-04-08) (aged 79) was an American forensic pathologist who served as the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City from 1989 until 2013. He oversaw the identification of victims from the World Trade Center attacks in 2001.
    "The Chief Medical Examiner's office {"squat brick headquarters at 1st Avenue and 30th Street"} has been responsible for the identification of the 20,000 body parts recovered at the site"
    "the medical examiner’s office employs more than 30 examiners; conducts an average of 5,500 autopsies annually in deaths from crimes, accidents, suicides or those that are deemed suspicious; identifies missing persons; operates the largest public DNA laboratory in the country;"
    "concrete was rendered into dust"
    "many of the remains had been cremated immediately in the attack or during the fires that smoldered for months"
    "Dr. Hirsch’s autopsies constituted what he called a 'dialogue with the dead.'"
    "The Daily News criticized Hirsch in a November 2007 editorial, stating that the results blaming the death on drug use 'libeled the memory of Detective James Zadroga' and that Hirsch had 'committed a gross injustice that no apology can ever set right'.[10]"
     
    Dr. Hirsch was recruited by Robert B. Fiske Jr., the special counsel appointed by Attorney General Janet Reno to inquire into the 1993 death of Vincent W. Foster Jr., a White House deputy counsel in the Clinton administration. Mr. Foster’s body was found in a park in Virginia. Dr. Hirsch rejected the claims of conspiracy theorists that Mr. Foster had been murdered to cover up potential scandals and ruled the death a suicide.
     
    Hirsch announced his retirement on 2013-02-06, after 23 years as New York City's chief medical examiner.[12]
    Hirsch died in Westwood, New Jersey, on 2016-04-08, from unspecified complications of several illnesses.[13][14]
     
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    ["Lifting the Veil: Chapter I -- The War on Terror is a Fraud"]
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    Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-06-07 – 2016-04-21) (aged 57) ['found dead by...
    Dr. Howard Kornfeld’s son, Andrew Kornfeld...
    Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg
    ...in an elevator in the morning at his Paisley Park complex.[202] {'completed in 1988'}...
    "There is a lot of purple. The symbol that represented Prince’s name for most of the 90s is everywhere: hanging from the ceiling, painted on speakers and the studio’s mixing desks, illuminating one room in the form of a neon sign. There is something called the Galaxy Room, apparently intended for meditation: it is illuminated entirely by ultraviolet lights and has paintings of planets on the walls. There are murals depicting the studio’s owner, never a man exactly crippled by modesty.
    ...in Chanhassen, Minnesota'
    • origin of the name comes from the Dakota word chanhasen meaning "sugar-maple tree" (chan, tree; haza, a tree with sap).[6]
    • Chanhassen was ranked as the #2 best place to live in America in 2009 by Money Magazine,[8] and ranked fourth in Best Places to Live (Small Towns) in 2013.[9]
    • 44°51′44″N
      93°31′50″W
    • total area of 22.88 square miles (59.26 km2), of which 20.44 square miles (52.94 km2) is land and 2.44 square miles (6.32 km2) is water.[1]
    • President George W. Bush was the first sitting United States president to visit Chanhassen. He held a rally on 2004-10-09 at Chanhassen's City Center Park during the United States presidential elections of 2004.[17]
    • Eckankar (meaning Co-worker with God) is a non-profit religious group with members in over one hundred countries. The spiritual home is the Temple of ECK in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It is a modern-day religion--but claims ancient roots--introduced by Paul Twitchell (1908? - 1971-09-17) ['heart attack'] who was accepted as the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master in 1965-10-22.
      • Twitchell's first known connection with L. Ron Hubbard (1911-03-13 – 1986-01-24) (aged 74)
        ['cited by the Smithsonian magazine as one of the 100 most significant Americans of all time, as one of the eleven religious figures on that list.[3]'
        'listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most translated and published author in the world.[5][6]'
        'an unindicted co-conspirator in an international information infiltration and theft project called "Operation Snow White".
        Operation Snow White was the Church of Scientology's internal name for a major criminal 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.[1] It was one of the largest infiltrations of the United States government in history,[2] with up to 5,000 covert agents.[3] 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.
        'he portrayed himself as a pioneering explorer, world traveler, and nuclear physicist with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including photography, art, poetry, and philosophy. His critics, including his own son Ronald DeWolf, have characterized him as a liar, a charlatan, and mentally unstable']
        (also a US Naval Reserve Officer during WW2 and pulp fiction author) was around 1950 during the Dianetics (1950-05-09) ["a system of psychotherapy"] period.
      • Twitchell investigated a number of diverse spiritual movements and became an avid reader of spiritual, philosophical, religious and occult books
      • was initiated by Kirpal Singh into Ruhani Satsang, a form of Surat Shabd Yoga or Sant Mat, in October 1955 in Washington DC.
      • became involved in the Church of Scientology from about 1956 to 1959, becoming a member of the Church's staff and one of the first Scientologists to achieve the status of clear...
        ["free of the influence of engrams, unwanted emotions or painful traumas not readily available to the conscious mind"
        "no longer has a 'reactive mind', and is therefore free from the reactive mind's negative effects. A Clear is said to be 'at cause over' (in control of) their 'mental energy' (their thoughts), and able to think clearly even when faced with the very situation that in earlier times caused them difficulty."
        "an awareness which can create energy at will, and can handle and control, erase or re-create an analytical or reactive mind"
        "It is estimated that the cost of reaching the Clear state in Scientology is $128,000.[5]"]
        ...it was claimed.
      • Eckankar's headquarters were originally in Las Vegas, Nevada. Under the leadership of Darwin Gross, the organization was moved to Menlo Park, California in 1975. In 1986, Harold Klemp moved the base of operations to Minneapolis, Minnesota.[6] The Temple of ECK was dedicated in 1990 in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
        "directly across the street is Paisley Park, a modern day temple built by a Prince, Prince Rogers Nelson, to celebrate his own greatness."
      • Dreams are regarded as important teaching tools, and members often keep dream journals to facilitate study.[11] According to followers of Eckankar, dream travel often serves as the gateway to Soul Travel[12] or the shifting of one's consciousness to ever-higher states of being.
      • There are a number of ceremonies an ECKist can experience as part of the teaching, including a Consecration ceremony for initiating the young and infants, a Rite of Passage into adulthood (around age 13), a Wedding ceremony, and a Memorial service.[3]
    • The Temple of Eck and Paisley Park are the two most architecturally distinctive buildings in Chanhassen. Both have a pyramid theme going on; one is gold, one is green glass.
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    'pronounced dead at 10:07'
    'a rainbow lasting for a few minutes and backed by thick clouds stretched across the Paisley Park compound where his body was found']
     
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    [Queen--of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms--
         The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England between the late 16th and early 18th centuries.
         At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power.[1]
         By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, 1/5 of the world's population at the time,[2] and covered more than 13,000,000 sq mi (33,670,000 km2), almost 1/4 of the Earth's total land area.[3][4]
         At the peak of its power, the phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets" was often used to describe the British Empire, because its expanse around the globe meant that the sun was always shining on at least one of its territories.
    Elizabeth II's 90th bio-birthday (04-21) ['official birthday' 2016-06-11 sunnanæfen];
    the longest-reigning British monarch on 2015-09-09.[167]
    the longest-reigning queen regnant in history.[170]
    the world's oldest reigning monarch.
    Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
    of (German) ['Nazi/Jewish ties']
    House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha [House of Wettin] {Holy Roman Empire}
    / House of Windsor
    (royal proclamation 1917-07-17)]
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    Thursday May 12 to Sunday May 15: Queen’s birthday celebration
         Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Party will be a celebration of The Queen’s life, her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs and her deep involvement with the Navy, Army and ­­­­Air Force.
         Over 90 minutes, 900 horses and more than 1,500 participants from around the United Kingdom and the World will create a joyful event for The Queen.
         The 90-year journey will take us from the excitement of the birth, through to World War Two, her marriage, the coronation and a reign of more than 60 years.

     
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    "It is disappointing that film shot eight decades ago and apparently from H.M.’s [Her Majesty’s] personal family archive has been obtained and exploited in this manner,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
    "...we should acknowledge the context of attitudes toward the Nazis, not only within the royal family, but throughout Britain’s ruling class, before 1939. Their preoccupation in those days was not with what Hitler might do in the future, but with what the Bolsheviks had done in the recent past."
     
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    "British Jews defend Queen Elizabeth over Nazi salute"
    "Let Them Eat Bagels: Queen Elizabeth's Relationship With the Jews Remains a Mystery.
    As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her diamond jubilee, synagogues throughout the Commonwealth will read out a prayer for the monarch. But the high regard in which U.K Jews hold their queen is based on 'little concrete evidence'."
     
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    Is The British Royal Family Secretly Jewish?
     
    • In 1694 the Bank of England was created giving control of the British money supply to several jewish banking families.
    • Seven years later in 1701 the Bevis Marks Synagogue was established in the City of London by the Bank of England.
    • In 1714 the Hanoverian Royal Family were invited by the City of London to be the British Royal Family; the Hanoverian Royal Family later changed their family name to Windsor. The Hanoverian Royal Family were originally a jewish family that claimed to have converted to Christianity in the 15th Century.
    • The Sovereign Bible that all British Kings and Queens use at their Coronation has been in Hebrew since 1714.
    • All British Monarchs have to attend secret ceremonies at the Bevis Marks Synagogue (established 1701) in the City of London the night before their Coronation; these ceremonies are always attended by Britains’ senior jews and bankers.
    • Queen Victoria always claimed to be a 'direct descendent' of jewish 'King David'.
      [British Israelism]
    • Several items in the Crown Jewels are engraved with the Star of David.
    • In all Royal Palaces and other premises both Saturday and Sunday are treated equally as the Sabbath Day.
    • The Prince of Wales, Charles, was circumcised by Rabbi Jacob Snowman M.D, at the time the leading mohel in London and the circumciser to the Royal Family. This has long been a source of pride within the British jewish community. Rabbi Jacob Snowman M.D has only ever circumcised jewish patients.
    • All British Kings have been circumcised by jewish Doctors since 1714.
      [What do they do with all the 'royal foreskins'?
      Bury them?
      Put them in jars of embalming fluid?
      Enshrine them beside lit menoroth (מנורת חנוכה)?
      Perform 'kabbalistic' kontrol-'spells' and then ritualistically cast them into (narcotic) incense-laden flames as an unholy burnt sacrifice (holocaust) to their infernal 'gods'?
      ...as vengeance for Jews being turned into 'soap', 'lampshades' and 'road tar' by murderous (anti-'semitic') goyim rulers during 'The Holocaust™' (השואה 'Shoah-business')?
      Or rather--with supremely lusting reverence--eat the dead, bloody bits of mutilated sex-flesh as a 'sacred' necrophilic 'communion'...partaking of the infused attributes of 'descendents' of the mighty and 'god-blessed' (adulterer/murderer) 'King David'?]
      ['The Portland Hospital, which has the most famous private maternity ward in London, after the Lindo Wing at St Mary's, where Prince George was born, offers circumcision on site for £737.']
    • Prince Charles has his own blue velvet kippa with a royal crest on it in silver to wear at jewish weddings; he also has other Jewish regalia the exact purpose of which is not known.
    • At ALL synagogues in the UK two daily prayers are always held, one for the Royal Family and one for the State of Israel.
    • Princess Diana’s mother, Frances Shand Kydd, was jewish — born Frances Ruth Burke Roche, a Rothschild. That is sufficient for Princess Diana to be certified as jewish, as well as her son, Prince William, the future King of England. This also makes Prince Harry jewish.
    • Princess Kate’s mother, Carole Goldsmith (maiden name) is the daughter of Ronald Goldsmith and Dorothy Harrison who were both jewish. That makes Carole Goldsmith jewish and, according to jewish law, her daughter Princess Kate Middleton would also be jewish. Bearing this in mind that would make Prince William and Princess Kate’s baby boy Prince George born on 2013-07-23 jewish as well.
    • . . .
     
    "The Anti-Nazi Boycott of 1933 was a boycott of German products by foreign critics of the Nazi Party in response to antisemitism in Nazi Germany following the rise of Adolf Hitler, commencing with his appointment as Chancellor of Germany on 1933-01-30."
    [‘socialism without antisemitism is the work of fools.']
     
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    (Text of article: 'Judea' Declares War on Germany [1933])
    Hitler was supporting 'Zionism'...
    Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel.

    "The 1933-08-25 Haavara agreement (הסכם העברה) between the World Zionist Organisation and National Socialist Germany allowed Jews to emigrate with all their wealth to Palestine...
    - for the Nazis it was seen as a way of breaking the Anti-Nazi boycott of 1933, which had mass support among European Jews and was thought by the German state as a potential threat to a fragile German economy.[6][7]
    - major factor in making possible the immigration of approximately 60,000 German Jews to Palestine in the years
    1933–
    1939.
    ...The Nazi agreement on the transfer of Jews to their “historic homeland” runs completely against everything most people have been taught. It is one of those non-secret secrets which has been effectively buried in contemporary teaching of history. In one of the largest archives of twentieth-century history, the BBC, there is not one word about this, let alone a TV or radio documentary. (The only documentary is this one from 1984.)
         That is the way our political establishment wants to keep it. The delicate and complicated issue of German-Jewish relations before the war is a story they do not want the public investigating at all. For them, it all has to begin and end with what they call “the Holocaust™.”
         Now many astonished, curious young people will be able to ask —
    What else do we not know?
    What is this about a Jewish boycott, for instance?
    Did world Jewry really declare war on Germany on 1933-03-24 and attempt to cripple the country with an economic sabotage? [BDS]
    There is considerable debate about the scope, efficacy, and morality of the BDS movement. Critics argue that the BDS movement disincentivizes the Palestinian leadership from negotiating with 'Israel' at present,[8] is 'antisemitic',[9][10] and that it is a form of 'anti-semitic anti-Zionism'[11][12] that promotes the 'delegitimization' of 'Israel'.[13][14]
    Why is Livingstone called an anti-Semite for repeating what Netanyahu admitted not long before?
    Is it true that former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir belonged to a gang that offered to ally with Nazi Germany to fight against the British?
    "
     
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    "The Haavara agreement is especially excruciating because various Zionist leaders clearly said that they were in the same business as the German national socialists — creating an ethnic homeland based on racial purity and exclusionism.
    They were clearly a mirror of each other and understood each other very well."
     
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    "The world’s most famous Satanist, Aleister Crowley, who had connections to both
    [British-Jewish] Winston Churchill (Jewish mother: 'née Jenny Jacobson/Jerome') and the
    Nazis, advocated human sacrifice and admitted to sacrificing children. In his 1929 book, Magick In Theory And Practice, he explains the reasons for ritual death and why small boys are the best victims:
         It was the theory of the ancient 'magicians' that any living being is a storehouse of energy varying in quantity according to the size and health of the 'animal', and in quality according to its mental and moral character.
         At the [violent] death of this 'animal' this energy is liberated suddenly.
         For the highest spiritual working one must accordingly choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force.
         A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim.
    [12]
    Crowley adds in a footnote that according to the records of the Satanist, Frater Perurabo, he performed just such a sacrifice 150 times every year between 1912 and 1928. Think about that. It means that this one man ritually sacrificed almost 2,500 young boys in that period alone."
     
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    [Prince's Net Worth: $300 million] ['5ft 2in tall'], known by the mononym Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Prince was renowned as an innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range.
    ["trademark of prominently sexual lyrics"
    "...few artists in history have had musical Sex Issues on quite the scale that Prince did. Incest (Sister), references to rape (Lust U Always), a queasy description of his first sexual partner’s vagina (Schoolyard)..."]
     
    Prince sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.[3] He won seven Grammy Awards,[4] a Golden Globe Award,[5] and an Academy Award.[6] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility.[7] Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[8]
     
    I was born epileptic and I used to have seizures when I was young,” he told PBS host Tavis Smiley in 2009.
    He was playing the piano by age seven, guitar and drums at 14, all without ever receiving lessons.
    Prince was just blocks away from the site of John Lennon's murder when it happened on 1980-12-08.
    “When I first started out in the music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything I wanted to,” he said when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
     
    Crystal Ball contains the 20th and 21st studio albums by American recording artist Prince. It was released on 1998-03-03 by NPG Records.
    On 2006-08-22, Prince released Ultimate Prince.
    From February 2014 to June 2015 he went on a series of Hit N Run tour dates, wreaking havoc across 15 cities for 39 gigs in a little over a year.
     
    Prince performed at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show in Miami, Florida on February 4, 2007. The performance consisted of three Purple Rain tracks ("Let's Go Crazy", "Baby I'm a Star" and the title track), along with cover versions of "We Will Rock You" by Queen, "All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan, the Foo Fighters song "Best of You" and "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Coincidentally, Miami had rain on the day of the Super Bowl, which was lit purple during the performance of "Purple Rain". He played on a large stage shaped as his symbol. The event was carried to 140 million television viewers, the "biggest audience of his life."[92] In 2015, Billboard.com ranked the performance as the greatest Super Bowl performance ever.[93]
     
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    In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as The Revolution and released Purple Rain [Length: 43:51] {"released on 1984-06-25 by Warner Bros. Records."} {"recorded over a daring 13 minutes in the First Avenue club in Minneapolis"}, which served as the soundtrack to his film debut of the same name. Purple Rain is regularly ranked among the best albums in music history and is widely regarded as Prince's magnum opus. The 1000th issue of Entertainment Weekly dated July 4, 2008 listed Purple Rain at number one on their list of the top 100 best albums of the past 25 years.[4] In 2013, the magazine also listed the album at number two on their list of the 100 Greatest Albums ever.[5] The RIAA lists it as having gone platinum 13 times over.[6] To date, it has sold over 22 million copies worldwide, becoming the sixth best-selling soundtrack album of all time.[7] Purple Rain sold 13 million units in the United States, including 1.5 million in its debut week,[23] earning a Diamond Award from the Recording Industry Association of America.
     
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    In 1989, Prince appeared on Madonna Louise Ciccone's (born 1958-08-16) (age 57) [Net Worth: $800 million (December 2014 estimate)] studio album Like a Prayer...
    Released: 1989-03-21
    Length 51:16
    'masculine image in the video was gender-bending'
    The vocals on gender-bending track "If I Was Your Girlfriend" from Sign O The Times...
    9th studio album
    Released: 1987-03-31
    ...are said to be that of Prince's female alter-ego, Camille.
    ...co-writing and singing the duet "Love Song" and playing electric guitar (uncredited) on the songs "Like a Prayer" ['cocksucker's prayer' 'sacrilege and heresy' 'stigmata, Ku Klux Klan-style cross burning'], "Keep It Together", and "Act of Contrition".
     
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    Prince came to be regarded as a sex symbol for his androgynous, amorphous persona,[19] play with gender, and defiance of racial stereotypes.[149]
    As a cultural figure, Prince blurred the lines of gender, race and sexuality, both delighting and confounding fans with his sexually expressive lyrics and androgynous persona. ["sexually flamboyant and gender playful"] Much of his third album, 1980’s Dirty Mind, was deemed too obscene to receive radio airplay. But, rather than tone down his lyrics, Prince lasted long enough to see radio standards bend in his direction.
    He made himself a unifier of dualities — racial, sexual, musical, cultural — teasing at them in songs like “Controversy” and transcending them in his career.
    Songs like “Darling Nikki” ['refers to masturbation'] and “Head” were some of the most frankly sexual tracks of the era. Yet unlike many of his rock peers, they were always rooted in a tender, sometimes mystical spirituality that made even his bawdiest lyrics feel generous. Coupled with his one-of-a-kind fashion sense — ubiquitous purple, alluring makeup and frilled garments — he was matched only by David Bowie for his appeal across all sexualities.
    1993 also marked the year in which Prince changed his stage name to (symbol), which was explained as a combination of the symbols for male (♂) and female (♀).[76] The symbol was soon dubbed "The Love Symbol" and Prince was referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince".
    Released: 1992-10-13
    Recorded: 1991-09 – 1992-03
    Length 74:56
    Label: Paisley Park, Warner Bros.
     
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    "Androgyne (ἀνδρόγυνος, from ἀνήρ, stem ἀνδρ- (anér, andr-, meaning man) and γυνή (gunē, gyné, meaning woman), derived from Greek meaning both male and female-man and woman, in alchemical imagery personifies the prime materials sulfur and mercury (that which burns, and that which is volatile), which are present in the Philosopher's Stone. And, also, represent the ideal totality at its highest elevation. In alchemy the Great Work is producing the perfect androgyne, or mankind restored to wholeness. The primordial Two-in-One represented the Great Work or the ultimate goal of alchemy: to achieve balance in oneness and triumph over the fragmental illusion of the world. Androgyny is also the achievement of the Philosopher’s Stone. In western alchemy, the filius philosophorum symbolized the separated consciousness that the alchemist wanted to take back from the physical world.
    In some alchemical illustrations, the androgyne is labeled Rebis or Res Bina, which meant two-thing or double-thing. It is also called Hermaphrodite or Androgyne of the Wise, which is conceived from the coupling of the male Sulphur and the female Mercury elements. These two opposite yet complementary elements went into the mercurial Bath and produced the male and female in a single body. The alchemist called the male side Jakin and the female side Bohas. Jakin is red and represented by sulphur, with fixity as its main characteristic. Bohas is white ['white woman']...
    The High Priestess or The Popess (II) in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck is seated between the white and black pillars—'J' and 'B' for Jachin and Boaz—of the mystic Temple of Solomon.
    Boaz and Jachin were two copper, brass or bronze pillars which stood in the porch of Solomon's Temple, the first Temple in Jerusalem.[1]
    Boaz ('In its strength') stood on the left and Jachin ('founding', Tiberian Hebrew יָכִין Yāḵîn 'He will/shall establish') stood on the right.
    ...represented by mercury, and attributed with volatility. Ultimately, androgyny is not only the perfect combination of two opposites but the balance of these two in unity.
    We must remember that an androgyne is not a literal symbol. It does not represent a bisexual, a homosexual, or the contradictory emotions, preferences or feelings that one has. The androgyne is a spiritual symbol pointing to the cosmic truth or principle of divine wholeness. It does not reflect the actual merging of human sexualities, the preference of one gender, or the presence or combination of one gender in the other."
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    3rdeyegirl, stylized as 3RDEYEGIRL, was Prince's backing band from his 2014 return to Warner Music to his death in 2016. It was a trio consisting of the American drummer Hannah Welton, Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis and Danish bassist Ida Kristine Nielsen.[2][3] Together with Prince, they released the LP Plectrumelectrum on 2014-09-30.
    "36th studio album by American recording artist Prince"
    Length 44:00
    ["The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight.[1] The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness."]
    ["Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals. It has also been produced artificially, and is often known as green gold. The ancient Greeks called it 'gold' or 'white gold', as opposed to 'refined gold'."
    Electrum was used as early as the third millennium BC in Old Kingdom Egypt, sometimes as an exterior coating to the pyramidions atop ancient Egyptian pyramids and obelisks. Electrum was also used in the making of ancient drinking vessels.
    The first metal coins ever made were of electrum and date back to the end of the 7th century or the beginning of the 6th century BC.
    For several decades the medals awarded with the Nobel Prize have been made of gold-plated green gold. The name electrum was also used to denote German ‘silver’, mainly for its use in making technical instruments.[1]
    Electrum is possibly referred to three times in the Bible (i.e. if the Septuagint's translation of the uncertain term חַשְׁמַל is accurate). In all three instances it is used to describe a type of glow seen in visions by the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel Ch.1 Vs.4 and 27;Ch. 8 Vs. 2).]
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    Raised a Seventh-day Adventist, he later became a Jehovah's Witness and often referenced spirituality in his lyrics. "Prophecy is what we all have to go by now."
    [2016-04-08] In the dream he looked at the sky while praying, and suddenly purple petals began to rain down upon them out of the clouds. With this came a Scripture verse from Isaiah—something about “hasten.” He could not figure out what verse this was. I told him it was Isaiah 8:1, 3, 4 KJV, where the prophet was to have a son and name him Maher-shalal-hash-baz. The name means “Hasten, spoil, speed, prey.” The NASB translates it in Isaiah 8:1, “Swift is the booty, speedy is the prey.”
     
    9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
    10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
    11 For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
    12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
    13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
    14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
    15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
    16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
    17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
    18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
    19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
    20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
    21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
    22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

    (Isaiah 8)
     
    Even in many of Prince’s raunchiest songs, religious messages creep in. He was outside the church, in the proverbial street, preaching to people who didn’t realize he was putting spiritual messages in their heads. The title track from his 1981 album “Controversy” includes the Lord’s Prayer. His song “1999” describes Judgment Day. The beginning of his biggest album, “Purple Rain,” finds Prince in the pulpit, preaching the coolest sermon ever heard on Top 40 radio. It’s part of the song “Let’s Go Crazy,” which lays out some of his religious philosophy.
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    Last night, he says, he sat here alone, after everyone else had gone home, and played and sang for three hours straight. “I just couldn’t stop,” he says. He’d got “in the zone … like an out-of-body experience”: it felt like he was sitting in the audience watching himself. “That’s what you want. Transcendence. When that happens” – he shakes his head – “Oh, boy.”
    On April 15, just after his hospitalization and just days before his death, Prince had written a grateful note to fans on Twitter. “I am #transformed.
     
    “Prince was the Patron Saint of First Avenue."
    “Purple Rain” includes a pair of songs that go further into Christian messaging by positing Prince himself as Jesus. In “I Would Die 4 U,” he pledges to do the seminal thing that Christ did for us, and he says, “I’m your messiah.”
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    I feel like I'm looking for my soul (Soul)
    Like a poor man looking for gold (Gold)
    There are thieves in the temple tonight
    Kicking me in my heart, tearing me all apart

    -- Thieves in the Temple
    Released: 1990-07-17
    Format: 7" single
    Length 3:20
    ...his sprawling musical tastes, androgynous style, genre-bending imagination, sexual outrageousness and flirtation with religion left fans forever guessing where he would go next.
    Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (a.k.a. 'Katy Perry') (born 1984-10-25) (age 31) [Net Worth: $158 million (2015)]...
    • ...rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl" – which sparked controversy for its homosexual themes
      ...I got so brave, drink in hand, lost my discretion
      ...I kissed a girl and I liked it
      ...I kissed a girl just to try it
      ...It felt so wrong.
      It felt so right.
      Don't mean I'm in love tonight.
      ...No, I don't even know your name, it doesn't matter.
      You're my experimental game, just human nature.
      It's not what good girls do, not how they should behave.
      My head gets so confused, hard to obey.
      I kissed a girl and I liked it (I liked it).
      ...Us girls we are so magical,
      Soft skin, red lips, so kissable.
      Hard to resist, so touchable.
      Too good to deny it.
      Ain't no big deal, it's innocent.

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      • Released: 2008-04-28
        Length 3:00
      • recorded for her 2nd studio album, One of the Boys (2008-06-17)
        Recorded: 2006-09 – 2008-03
        Length 44:01
        Label: Capitol
        [1. the building in Washington, D.C., used by the Congress of the U.S. for its sessions.
        3. the ancient temple of Jupiter at Rome (Aedes Iovis Optimi Maximi Capitolini)...
        ["numerous shrines, altars, statues, and victory trophies were displayed"
        "in 83 BC it was destroyed by fire, and a replacement in Greek style completed in 69 BC (there were to be two more fires and new buildings)"]
        ...on the Capitoline (Collis Capitōlīnus).]
        ["label head Jason Flom"
        "moved into the A&R department under Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun"
        "In early 2009, Flom reclaimed the Lava Records imprint"
        "founding board member of Innocence Project...committed to exonerating wrongly convicted people through the use of DNA testing and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.[1] ...has led to the freeing of 337 wrongfully convicted people, including 20 who spent time on death row.[2]"]
        "Her change in record label, and adoption of a pseudonymous surname [nomen novum] accompanied a shift from the 'Christian' rock of her self-titled debut album.[2] Perry has stated that she had been working on the album since she was 18 years old."
        "She admires Madonna's ability to reinvent herself, saying 'I want to evolve like Madonna',[197] and has credited Madonna for inspiring her to make Prism 'darker' than her previous material.[198]"
        "her music would be getting 'real fucking dark'"
      • 10th best-selling single in the 21st century
      • song was inspired by actress Scarlett Johansson (born 1984-11-22) (age 31)
        • an American actress [incl. child actor: 'made her film debut at the age of 9' {MKUltra: North (1994-07-22)}], model, and singer
        • considered one of Hollywood's modern sex symbols, and has frequently appeared in published lists of the sexiest women in the world, including when she was named the "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine in both 2006 and 2013 (the only woman to be chosen for the title twice),[3][4] and the "Sexiest Celebrity" by Playboy magazine in 2007.[5]
        • her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx;[8][9][10] Sloan's ancestors were Jewish immigrants from both Poland and Minsk in the Russian Empire.[11][12]
        • In January 2014, the Israeli Sodastream home-carbonation system company announced Johannson as its first brand ambassador.[142]
          In January 2014, Johansson resigned from her Oxfam position after facing criticism[195] for her promotion of SodaStream, whose main factory is based in Mishor Adumim, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, as Oxfam opposes all trade with such Israeli settlements.[196] Johansson said she and Oxfam "have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement".[197]
        • Johansson celebrates a "little of both" Christmas and Hanukkah,[211][212] and has described herself as Jewish.[7]
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        • In 2011-09, nude photographs of Johansson hacked from her cell phone were published online. Following an FBI investigation, Christopher Chaney was arrested, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.[231][232][233]
          {USA Today: Judge sentences 'serial child molester' [Former House speaker Dennis] Hastert to 15 months}
          • (born 1942-01-02) (age 74)
          • 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1999 to 2007
          • German descent on his mother's side.
            Spouse: Jean Kahl
            They have two children, Ethan and Joshua.[24] Hastert's older son, Joshua, was a lobbyist for the firm PodestaMattoon,[248] representing clients ranging from Amgen, a biotech company, to Lockheed Martin, a defense contractor.
          • Hastert was employed by Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 for 16 years, from 1965 to 1981.[32] Hastert began working there, at age 23, while still attending NIU.[25] Throughout that time, Hastert worked as a teacher at Yorkville High School (teaching government, history, economics, and sociology), where he also served as a football and wrestling coach.[25][33] Hastert was a Boy Scout volunteer with Explorer Post 540 of Yorkville for 17 years, during his time as a schoolteacher and coach.[35] Hastert reportedly traveled with the Explorers on trips to the Grand Canyon, the Bahamas, Minnesota, and the Green River in Utah.[15][35] According to federal prosecutors, during the time that he coached wrestling, Hastert sexually abused [sodomized] at least four boys [pederasty] as young as 14.[34]
            ...her brother had told her that he had been sexually abused by Hastert throughout his four years of high school
            ['Reinboldt died of an AIDS-related illness in 1995']
            Cross gave emotional testimony, telling the court that Hastert, whom he had trusted, had abused him and caused him to experience "intense pain, shame and guilt."[21][211][23]
            After being pressed by the judge, Hastert admitted to sexually abusing boys whom he coached, saying that he had molested "Individual B" and did not remember some of the others.[21] Hastert said he did not remember abusing Cross, "but I accept his statement."[21]
            Hastert released a statement through his counsel saying: "Mr. Hastert acknowledges that as a young man, he committed transgressions for which he is 'profoundly sorry' [that he was caught]. He earnestly apologizes to his former students, family, friends, previous constituents and all others affected by the harm his actions have caused."[206][20]
            In the wake of the sexual abuse allegations, journalists noted that Hastert was a supporter of measures which sought to enhance punishments for child sexual abuse, such as the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act and the Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000.[145][146] In 2003, Hastert publicly called for legislation to "put repeat child molesters into jail for the rest of their lives."[146]
            Hastert resigned his lobbyist position at the law and lobbying firm Dickstein Shapiro the day the indictment was unsealed.[126][127][128] His biography was quickly removed from the firm's website and the firm purged all mentions of him from its previously posted press releases.[125]
            On May 29, 2015, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated in response to a reporter's question that "there is nobody here" at the White House "who derives any pleasure from reading about the former Speaker's legal troubles at this point."[151][152]
          • At the twenty-minute arraignment hearing at the Dirksen federal courthouse before Durkin, Hastert entered a plea of not guilty.[11][12][179]
            The plea agreement allowed Hastert "to avoid a potentially long and embarrassing trial" and was thought to enable him to "keep secret information that he has hidden for years."[19][159][199]
            In a 26-page filing, prosecutors detailed "specific, graphic incidents" of sexual acts.[20][207] Prosecutors asked for a 6-month sentence, as called for under federal sentencing guidelines.[20] Prosecutors also requested the court to order Hastert to undergo a sex offender evaluation and comply with any recommended treatment.[20]
            Sixty letters asking for leniency for Hastert were submitted to the court ahead of sentencing, but nineteen of these letters were withdrawn after Judge Durkin said that he would not consider any letters that were not made public.[209] Of the forty-one letters that were made public, several were from current or former members of Congress: John T. Doolittle, David Dreier, Thomas W. Ewing, and Porter Goss (who also is a former CIA director).[210]
            The judge in the case referred to Hastert as a "serial child molester" and imposed a sentence of fifteen months in prison, two years' supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.[22][23]
            For financial 'crimes'--NOT for the years-long, repeated, multiple-boy-raping while a 'trusted' sports coach!
            "he could not be criminally charged for these acts due to the statute of limitations expiring."
            Hastert is "one of the highest-ranking politicians in American history to be sentenced to prison."[22]
            Notwithstanding his conviction, however, Hastert will keep his Illinois General Assembly pension[214] and his congressional pension.[214][215]
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            Soon after pleading guilty, Hastert suffered a stroke ["was admitted to an undisclosed hospital 'during the first week of November' ...The former speaker had suffered a stroke, received treatment for sepsis, a blood infection {'nearly died'}, and undergone two surgeries on his back'], and was hospitalized from November 2015 to 2016-01-15.[202]
          • in November 2004, Hastert instituted what became known as the Hastert Rule (or "majority of the majority" rule), which was an informal, self-imposed political practice of allowing the House to vote on only those bills that were supported by the majority of its Republican members.
          • Earmarks—line-item projects inserted into appropriations bills at the request of individual members, and often referred to as "pork-barrel" spending—"exploded under [Hastert's] leadership," growing from $12 billion in 1999 (at the beginning of Hastert's term) to an all-time high of $29 billion in 2006 (Hastert's last year as speaker).[59] Hastert himself made earmarks a personal trademark; from 1999 to May 2005, Hastert obtained $24 million in federal earmarked grant funds to groups and institutions in Aurora, Illinois, Hastert's birthplace and his district's largest city.[80]
          • Hastert was a strong supporter of the Iraq War Resolution and the ensuing 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Iraq War.
          • As Speaker, Hastert shepherded the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 to passage in the House on a 357-66 vote.[86] In a 2011 interview, Hastert claimed credit for its passage over the misgivings of many members.[86] Fourteen years later, federal prosecutors used the Patriot Act's expansion of currency transaction reporting requirements to indict Hastert on federal charges.[86]
          • On 2006-06-01, Hastert became the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history, surpassing the record previously held by fellow Illinoisan Joseph Gurney Cannon, who held the post from 1903-11 to 1911-03.[92][93]
          • In 2005, following the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Hastert told an Illinois newspaper that "It looks like a lot of that place [referring to New Orleans] could be bulldozed" and stated that spending billions of dollars to rebuild the devastated city "doesn't make sense to me."[97]
          • A September 2005 article in Vanity Fair revealed that during her work, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds had heard Turkish wiretap targets boast of covert relations with Hastert. The article states, "the targets reportedly discussed giving Hastert tens of thousands of dollars in surreptitious payments in exchange for political favors and information."[95] A spokesman for Hastert later denied the claims, relating them to the Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt breakup.[98] Following his congressional career, Hastert received a $35,000 per month contract lobbying on behalf of Turkey.[99]
          • . . .

          • Honors
            • In December 1999, Northern Illinois University conferred an honorary LL.D. degree upon Hastert.[228]
            • In 2002, Lewis University conferred an honorary degree upon Hastert.
            • The National Wrestling Hall of Fame awarded Hastert its Order of Merit in 1995 and named Hastert to its "Hall of Outstanding Americans" in 2000.[232][233][234]
            • The Three Fires Council of the Boy Scouts of America has honored Hastert with its distinguished service award.[35][233]
            • In March 2001, President Valdas Adamkus of Lithuania presented Hastert with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.[30][235]
            • In 2004, Hastert was presented the Order of the Oak Crown, Grand Cross by the grand duke of Luxembourg.[30]
            • In 2007, the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy was founded at Wheaton College, the former Speaker's alma mater.[236]
            • In 2009, Hastert's official portrait was unveiled and placed in the Speaker's Lobby adjacent to the House chamber, alongside portraits of other past House speakers.
            • In May 2009, Hastert accepted the Grand Cross of the Order of San Carlos from Álvaro Uribe, the president of Colombia.[30][241]
            • In May 2010, Hastert accepted the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun from Akihito, emperor of Japan.[24][242]
            • In 2012, a plaque funded by private donors, "bearing Hastert's likeness and a list of his accomplishments," was placed in the historic Kendall County Courthouse in downtown Yorkville.[233]
            • In early May 2015 (before the indictment was released), a proposal in the Illinois Legislature to spend $500,000 to commission and install a statue of Hastert in the Illinois State Capitol was withdrawn at Hastert's request.
            • On June 2, 2015, following the unsealing of the indictment against Hastert the previous month, the Denny Hastert Yorkville Invitational, "one of the most popular wrestling club tournaments in Illinois," would likely be renamed.[245]
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        was influenced by QueenFreddie Mercury...
        • (born Farrokh Bulsara; 1946-09-05 – 1991-11-24) (aged 45)
        • 'died from complications from AIDS, having acknowledged the day before his death that he'd contracted the disease'
        • 'born of Parsi (پارسیان 'literally means Persian.[14]') descent in the British protectorate of the Sultanate of Zanzibar (سلطنة زنجبار)...
          ["When Zanzibar gained independence from the United Kingdom on 1963-12-10, a green disk with two yellow cloves was added to the flag.[3]"
          "Until cloves were grown outside of the Maluku Islands, they were traded like oil, with an enforced limit on exportation.[19] As the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) consolidated its control of the spice trade in the 17th century, they sought to gain a monopoly in cloves as they had in nutmeg."
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          Founded: 1602-03-20
          Defunct: 1799-12-31
          "often considered to have been the first multinational corporation in the world [3] and it was the first company to issue stock.[4] It was a powerful company, possessing quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, imprison and execute convicts,[5] negotiate treaties, strike its own coins, and establish colonies.[6]"
          "sent almost a million Europeans to work in the Asia trade...expanded over the course of the 19th century to include the whole of the Indonesian archipelago, and in the 20th century would form the Republic of Indonesia"
          "Church of Our Saviour - AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (AVOC)"
          "ανος : anos"
          "all increments in ανος are long"
          Galician (Spain):
          From Latin ānus ['From Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- ‎(“ring”)'].
          Noun
          ano m ‎(plural anos)
              anus
          Etymology
          First attested in 1658, from Old French anus, from Latin ānus ‎(“ring, anus”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- ‎(“ring”).
          1. (anatomy) The lower orifice of the alimentary canal, through which feces and flatus are ejected.
          Related terms
              anal
          {sodomy: anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite--or same--sex; bestiality}]
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          ...and grew up there and in India'

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          As Parsis, Mercury and his family practised the Zoroastrian religion.[11]
          ...one of the world's oldest religions, "combining a cosmogonic dualism and eschatological monotheism in a manner unique... among the major religions of the world."[2] Ascribed to the teachings of the Iranian Prophet Zoroaster (Ζωροάστρης ; or Zarathustra: Zaraθuštra; زرتشت),[3] he exalted their deity of wisdom, Ahura Mazda, as its Supreme Being.[4] Leading characteristics, such as messianism, heaven and hell, and free will influenced other religious systems, including Second Temple Judaism, Gnosticism, Christianity, and Islam.[5]
          ...In Zoroastrianism, the creator Ahura Mazda, through the Spenta Mainyu (Good Spirit, "Bounteous Immortals")[11] is an all-good "father" of Asha (Truth, “order, justice,")[12][13] in opposition to Druj (“falsehood, deceit”)[14][15] and no evil originates from "him".[16]
          ...human beings are given a right of choice, and because of cause and effect are also responsible for the consequences of their choices.
           
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          "Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen, also translated as Thus Spake Zarathustra) is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche...
          • (1844-10-15 – 1900-08-25 'about noon') (aged 55) [complications from 'madness', 'pneumonia and strokes']
          • German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.[4][5][6][7]
          • born a citizen of Prussia...applied for the annulment of his citizenship.[87] The official response confirming the revocation of his citizenship came in a document dated 1869-04-17,[88] and for the rest of his life he remained officially stateless.
          • It is not known why Nietzsche wanted to be thought of as Polish nobility.
            My ancestors were Polish noblemen (Nietzky); the type seems to have been well preserved despite three generations of German mothers.[90]
            I am a pure-blooded Polish nobleman, without a single drop of bad blood, certainly not German blood.[91]
            Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins [...] I am proud of my Polish descent.[92]
          • Nietzsche never married. Nietzsche proposed to Lou Salomé...
            • (Луиза Густавовна Саломе; 1861-02-12 – 1937-02-05) (aged 75)
              ['died of uremia in her sleep' {"urea (one of the primary components of urine) in the blood"}]
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            • a Russian-born psychoanalyst and author.[1] Her diverse intellectual interests led to friendships with a broad array of distinguished western thinkers, including Nietzsche, Freud, and Rilke.
            • Although she would later be attacked by the Nazis as a "Finnish Jew", her parents were actually of French Huguenot and Northern German descent.[2]
            • Seeking an education when she was 17 Salomé persuaded the Dutch preacher Hendrik Gillot, 25 years her senior, to teach her theology, philosophy, world religions, and French and German literature. Gillot became so smitten with Salomé that he planned to divorce his wife and marry her. Salomé and her mother went to Zurich, so she could acquire a university education. The journey was also intended to be beneficial for Salomé's physical health; she was coughing up blood at this time.
            • Salomé's mother took her to Rome when Lou was 21. At a literary salon in the city, Salomé became acquainted with Paul Rée, an author and compulsive gambler with whom she proposed living in an academic commune. After two months, the two became partners. On 1882-05-13, Rée's friend Friedrich Nietzsche joined the duo.
            • Throughout her married life, she engaged in affairs or/and correspondence with the German journalist and politician Georg Ledebour, the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, about whom she wrote an analytical memoir,[5] the psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Viktor Tausk, among others. Accounts of many of these are given in her volume Lebensrückblick.
            • A few days before her death the Gestapo confiscated her library... The pretense for this confiscation: she had been a colleague of Sigmund Freud's, had practiced "Jewish science", and had many books by Jewish authors in her library.
            • She was one of the first female psychoanalysts and one of the first women to write psychoanalytically on female sexuality, before Helene Deutsch, for instance in her essay on the anal-erotic (1916), an essay admired by Freud.
            • in her last hours, as if talking to herself, she is reported to have said, "If I let my thoughts roam I find no one. The best, after all, is death."[7]
            ...3 times, but his proposal was rejected each time.[98]
          • The Nietzsche scholar Joachim Köhler has attempted to explain Nietzsche's life history and philosophy by claiming that Nietzsche was homosexual. Köhler argues that Nietzsche's syphilis, which is "...usually considered to be the product of his encounter with a prostitute in a brothel in Cologne or Leipzig, is equally likely, it is now held, to have been contracted in a male brothel in Genoa."[99] Köhler also suggests Nietzsche may have had a romantic relationship as well as a friendship with Paul Rée. Köhler's views have not found wide acceptance among Nietzsche scholars and commentators. Allan Megill argues that while Köhler's claim that Nietzsche was in confrontation with homosexual desire cannot simply be dismissed, "the evidence is very weak," and Köhler may be projecting twentieth-century understandings of sexuality on nineteenth-century notions of friendship.[100] Other scholars have argued that Köhler's sexuality-based interpretation is not helpful in understanding Nietzsche's philosophy.[101][102]
          • body of writing spanned philosophical polemics, poetry, cultural criticism, and fiction, and drew widely on art, philology, history, religion, and science. His writing displayed a fondness for aphorism and irony[11]
            while engaging with a wide range of subjects including morality, aesthetics, tragedy, epistemology, atheism, and consciousness.
          • Some prominent elements of his philosophy include (his):
            • radical critique of reason and truth in favor of perspectivism
            • notion of the Apollonian and Dionysian
            • genealogical critique of religion and Christian morality
            • related theory of master-slave morality[4][12]
            • aesthetic affirmation of existence in response to the "death of God" and the profound crisis of nihilism[4]
              Heidegger interprets the death of God with what he explains as the death of metaphysics. He concludes that metaphysics has reached its potential and that the ultimate fate and downfall of metaphysics was proclaimed with the statement God is dead.
            • characterization of the human subject as the expression of competing wills, collectively understood as the will to power.[13]
              "Other than aphorism 36 in Beyond Good and Evil, where he raised a question regarding will to power as being in the material world, it was only in his notes (unpublished by himself), where he wrote about a metaphysical will to power. Nietzsche directed his landlord to burn those notes in 1888 when he left Sils Maria for the last time.[157]"
            • influential concepts such as the Übermensch and the doctrine of eternal recurrence
            • increasing preoccupation with the creative powers of the individual to overcome social, cultural, and moral contexts in pursuit of aesthetic health.[7]
          • his stated opinions...were explicitly opposed to antisemitism and nationalism.
          • W. B. Yeats and Arthur Symons described Nietzsche as the intellectual heir to William Blake.

          • Well known philosophers...wrote commentaries on Nietzsche's philosophy:
            • Martin Heidegger...produced a four-volume study and Lev Shestov who wrote a book called Dostoyevski, Tolstoy and Nietzsche where he portrays Nietzsche and Dostoyevski as the "thinkers of tragedy".[256]
            • Georg Simmel compares Nietzsche's importance to ethics to that of Copernicus for cosmology.[257]
            • Sociologist Ferdinand Tönnies read Nietzsche avidly from his early life, and later frequently discussed many of his concepts in his own works.
            • Nietzsche has influenced philosophers such as Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre,[258] Oswald Spengler,[259] George Grant,[260] Emil Cioran,[261] Albert Camus, Ayn Rand,[262] Jacques Derrida, Leo Strauss,[263] Max Scheler, Michel Foucault and Bernard Williams.
            • Camus described Nietzsche as "the only artist to have derived the extreme consequences of an aesthetics of the absurd".[264]
            • Paul Ricœur called Nietzsche one of the masters of the "school of suspicion", alongside Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud.[265]
            • Carl Jung was also influenced by Nietzsche.[266] In Memories, Dreams, Reflections, a biography transcribed by his secretary, he cites Nietzsche as a large influence.[267]
          • While Nietzsche attacked the principles of Judaism, he was not antisemitic: in his work On the Genealogy of Morality, he explicitly condemns antisemitism, and points out that his attack on Judaism was not an attack on contemporary Jewish people but specifically an attack upon the ancient Jewish priesthood whom he claims antisemitic Christians paradoxically based their views upon.[138] Modern antisemitism he felt was "despicable" and against European ideals.[139] Its cause, in his opinion, was the growth in European nationalism and the endemic "jealousy and hatred" of Jewish success.[139]
          • Nietzsche had a distinct appeal for many Zionist thinkers:
            • around the start of the 20th century most notable being Ahad Ha'am,[234] Hillel Zeitlin,[235] Micha Josef Berdyczewski, A. D. Gordon[236] and Martin Buber who went so far as to extoll Nietzsche as a "creator" and "emissary of life".[237]
            • Chaim Weizmann was a great admirer of Nietzsche; the first president of Israel sent Nietzsche's books to his wife, adding a comment in a letter that "This was the best and finest thing I can send to you".[238]
            • Israel Eldad, the ideological chief of the Stern Gang that fought the British in Palestine in the 1940s, wrote about Nietzsche in his underground newspaper and later translated most of Nietzsche's books into Hebrew.[239]
            • Eugene O'Neill remarked that Zarathustra influenced him more than any other book he ever read. He also shared Nietzsche's view of tragedy.[240] Plays The Great God Brown and Lazarus Laughed are an example of Nietzsche's influence on O'Neill.[241][242][243]
            • Nietzsche's influence on the works of Frankfurt School philosophers Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno[244] can be seen in the popular Dialectic of Enlightenment.
            • The Nazis made selective use of Nietzsche's philosophy.
              "When Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews."
              "Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is akin to the way Nazi Germany treated its Jewish population and Apartheid-era South Africa subjugated black Africans.
              As Mann stressed, Hitler had, in fact, derided Zionists as charlatans in his 1925 memoir, “Mein Kampf,” arguing that a Palestinian Jewish state would be just a haven for criminals bent on world domination.
              Arabs were not the only ones who were seeking a deal with the Nazis. At the end of 1940 and again at the end of 1941, before 'the Holocaust™ reached its height in the extermination camps', a small Zionist terrorist organization – Fighters for the Freedom of Israel, also known as the Stern Gang – made contact with Nazi representatives in Beirut, hoping for support for the struggle against the British. One of the Sternists, in a British jail at the time, was Yitzhak Shamir, a future Israeli prime minister."
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          • The Antichrist (Der Antichrist) is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, originally published in 1895.
            He defined the concepts of good, bad and happiness in relation to the will to power.
            This book was written shortly before Nietzsche's nervous breakdown.
            What is good? — All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
            What is bad? — All that proceeds from weakness.
            What is happiness? — The feeling that power increases — that a resistance is overcome.
            The weak and ill–constituted shall perish: first principle of our philanthropy. And one shall help them to do so.
            What is more harmful than any vice? — Active sympathy for the ill–constituted and weak — Christianity ...
            [7]
            This is an example of Nietzsche's reaction against Schopenhauer, who had based all morality on compassion.[8] Nietzsche, on the contrary, praised "... virtue free of moralic acid."[7]
            Nietzsche went on to say that mankind, out of fear, has bred a weak, sick type of human.
            He blamed Christianity for demonizing strong, higher humans.
            Christianity then negated the Jewish church and its holy, chosen people, according to Nietzsche. The Jewish church and the Jewish nation received this rebellion as a threat to its existence.
            That holy anarchist who roused up the people at the bottom, the outcasts and 'sinners,' the Chandalas within Judaism, to opposition against the dominant order ... was a political criminal ... . That is what brought him to the cross ... where he died for his own guilt.[31]
             
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            Nietzsche proclaimed that the Christian God is:
            "... the sanctification of the will to nothingness!"[23]
          • On 1889-01-03, at age 44, he suffered a collapse and a complete loss of his mental faculties.[9]
            • an often-repeated tale from shortly after his death states that Nietzsche witnessed the flogging of a horse at the other end of the Piazza Carlo Alberto, ran to the horse, threw his arms up around its neck to protect it, and then collapsed to the ground.[60][61]
            • In the following few days, Nietzsche sent short writings—known as the Wahnzettel ("Madness Letters")—to a number of friends including Cosima Wagner and Jacob Burckhardt. Most of them were signed "Dionysos", though some were also signed "der Gekreuzigte" meaning "the crucified one".
            • To his former colleague Burckhardt, Nietzsche wrote: "I have had Caiaphas put in fetters. Also, last year I was crucified by the German doctors in a very drawn-out manner. Wilhelm, Bismarck, and all anti-Semites abolished."[62]
            • Additionally, he commanded the German emperor to go to Rome to be shot and summoned the European powers to take military action against Germany.[63]
            • After the death of Franziska in 1897, Nietzsche lived in Weimar, where Elisabeth cared for him and allowed visitors, including Rudolf Steiner (who in 1895 had written one of the first books praising Nietzsche)[64]
          • Nietzsche's mental illness was originally diagnosed as tertiary syphilis, in accordance with a prevailing medical paradigm of the time. Although most commentators regard his breakdown as unrelated to his philosophy, Georges Bataille dropped dark hints ("'Man incarnate' must also go mad")[66] and René Girard's postmortem psychoanalysis posits a worshipful rivalry with Richard Wagner.[67] Nietzsche had previously written, "all superior men who were irresistibly drawn to throw off the yoke of any kind of morality and to frame new laws had, if they were not actually mad, no alternative but to make themselves or pretend to be mad" (Daybreak,14). The diagnosis of syphilis has since been challenged and a diagnosis of "manic-depressive illness with periodic psychosis followed by vascular dementia" was put forward by Cybulska prior to Schain's study.[68][69] Leonard Sax suggested the slow growth of a right-sided retro-orbital meningioma as an explanation of Nietzsche's dementia;[70] Orth and Trimble postulated frontotemporal dementia[71] while other researchers have proposed a hereditary stroke disorder called CADASIL.[72][73] Poisoning by mercury, a treatment for syphilis at the time of Nietzsche's death,[74] has also been suggested.[75]
          • In 1898 and 1899 Nietzsche suffered at least two strokes. This partially paralyzed him, leaving him unable to speak or walk. He likely suffered from clinical hemiparesis/hemiplegia on the left side of his body by 1899. After contracting pneumonia in mid-August 1900, he had another stroke during the night of 24–25 August and died at about noon on 25 August.[76]
          ...composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885 and published between 1883 and 1891.[1] Much of the work deals with ideas such as the "eternal recurrence of the same", the parable on the "death of God", and the "prophecy" of the Übermensch, which were first introduced in The Gay Science.[2] {Die fröhliche Wissenschaft or The Joyous Wisdom ['Subject: The death of God']}"
          Behold, I teach you the overman! The overman is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the overman shall be the meaning of the earth! I beseech you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth, and do not believe those who speak to you of otherworldly hopes! Poison-mixers are they, whether they know it or not. Despisers of life are they, decaying and poisoned themselves, of whom the earth is weary: so let them go!
          Am I understood?—The self-overcoming of morality, out of truthfulness; the self-overcoming of the moralist, into his opposite—into me—that is what the name of Zarathustra means in my mouth.

          "Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spoke Zarathustra or Thus Spake Zarathustra)[1] is a tone poem by Richard Strauss...
          [(1864-06-11 – 1949-09-08) (aged 85) ['series of heart attacks']
          "In 1933-03, when Strauss was 68, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party rose to power. Strauss never joined the Nazi party and studiously avoided Nazi forms of greeting. For reasons of expediency, however, he was initially drawn into cooperating with the early Nazi regime in the hope that Hitler—an ardent Wagnerian and music lover who had admired Strauss's work since viewing Salome in 1907—would promote German art and culture. Strauss's need to protect his Jewish daughter-in-law and Jewish grandchildren also motivated his behavior...[11]"]
          I consider the Streicher-Goebbels Jew-baiting as a disgrace to German honour, as evidence of incompetence—the basest weapon of untalented, lazy mediocrity against a higher intelligence and greater talent.[12]
          "Strauss completed the composition of Metamorphosen...
          • a philosophical, Goethean study of the underlying cause of war in general; the cause being the bestial nature of humankind... Strauss used the classical concept of metamorphosis as a process of transcending from the mundane into the divine, but inverted it such that the outcome of metamorphosis is not an attainment of the divine but rather a descent into bestiality.
          • Hitler did not commit suicide until over two weeks after the piece was completed
          ...a work for 23 solo strings, in 1945. The title and inspiration for the work comes from a profoundly self-examining poem by Goethe, which Strauss had considered setting as a choral work.[22] Generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the string repertoire, Metamorphosen contains Strauss's most sustained outpouring of tragic emotion. Conceived and written during the blackest days of World War II, the piece expresses Strauss's mourning of, among other things, the destruction of German culture—including the bombing of every great opera house in the nation. At the end of the war, Strauss wrote in his private diary:
          The most terrible period of human history is at an end, the twelve year reign of bestiality, ignorance and anti-culture under the greatest criminals, during which Germany's 2000 years of cultural evolution met its doom.[23]
          ...composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical novel of the same name.[2] The composer conducted its first performance on 27 November 1896 in Frankfurt. The initial fanfare – titled "Sunrise" in the composer's program notes[3] – became particularly well-known after its use in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.[4]"
          • "greatest film of all time"
          • "In 1991, it was deemed 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant' by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.[10]"
          • Release dates:
                1968-04-02 (Uptown Theater)
                1968-04-03 (United States)
                1968-05-15 (United Kingdom)
            [33 yrs later: 2001-09-11]
        ...in particular.[7]
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      • was performed and a nominee at the 51st Grammy Awards [2009-02-08 20:00]
      • nominated for Favorite Song at the 2009-03-28 20:00 Kids' Choice Awards
        "According to Nickelodeon, the show was broadcast in more than '228 million households across Nickelodeon's 50 channels in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America.' It had 7.7 million viewers.[1][3]"
      • included in Perry's performance in Super Bowl XLIX's Pepsi Halftime Show on 2015-02-01
    • Growing up, Perry and her siblings were not allowed to eat Lucky Charms as the term "luck" reminded their mother of Lucifer, and had to call deviled eggs "angeled eggs".[11]
    • She married Russell Brand...
      • (born 1975-06-04) (age 40)
      • English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist
      • Brand's parents split up when he was six months old, and he was raised by his mother. He had a difficult childhood.[13] When he was 7, a tutor sexually abused him.[14] When Brand was 8, his mother contracted uterine cancer and then breast cancer one year later. While she underwent treatment, Brand lived with relatives. When he was 14, he suffered from bulimia nervosa. When he was 16, he left home because of disagreements with his mother's partner. Brand then started to use illegal drugs such as cannabis, amphetamines, LSD, and ecstasy.[15]
      • Brand says he had a "strange relationship" with his father, whom he saw sporadically and who took him to visit prostitutes during a trip to Thailand when Brand was a teenager.[13][16]
      • On 2013-11-25, he released the successful stand-up special Messiah Complex.
        "Russell Brand takes on Icons, corporations, commercial exploitation, cult of personality, celebrity worship, sex, drugs and his own hypocrisy in a hilarious and scathing performance filmed live at London's Historic Hammersmith Apollo."
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      • Over the course of his career, Brand has been the subject of frequent media coverage and controversy for issues such as his promiscuity and drug use, his outrageous behaviour at various award ceremonies, his dismissal from MTV and resignation from the BBC, and his two-year marriage with singer Katy Perry. He has incorporated many of his controversial public antics into his comedic material. On 2015-03-15 a biographical documentary called Brand: A Second Coming was released ['premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.' 'canceled his appearance as the keynote speaker.[3]'].
      • In January 2009, Brand participated in a celebrity letter to The Independent—as a supporter of the Hoping Foundation—to condemn Israel's assault on Gaza, and the "cruel and massive loss of life of the citizens of Gaza".[89]
      • Brand was selected by the Dalai Lama to host the Buddhist leader's 2012 youth event in Manchester. The Dalai Lama's representatives explained that Brand was selected because he had proved "the power of spirituality to effect change in his own life", while Brand stated to the BBC after the event: "I said yes because he's the living incarnation of Buddha and I thought, if you're around the Dalai Lama, that can only be good for your spiritual quest through life. He's an amazing diplomat, an incredible activist, a wonderful human being and an inspiration to us all."[92]
      • In March 2015, readers of Prospect magazine voted Brand the fourth-most influential thinker in the world, behind Thomas Piketty, Yanis Varoufakis, and Naomi Klein.[130]
      • Brand was ejected from the GQ Awards show on 3 September 2013 after receiving the "Oracle" award. In his acceptance speech, he mentioned sponsor Hugo Boss' former business making uniforms for the Nazi regime. Brand said, "They [Nazis] did look fucking fantastic, let's face it" before he goose stepped across the stage in a comical imitation of the Nazi march. Brand was eventually ejected from the event after GQ editor Dylan Jones confronted Brand with his view that the speech was "very offensive"—Brand replied by saying that the Nazis' treatment of the Jewish people was "very offensive".[146][147][148]
      • In June 2015, the Daily Mail revealed that Brand was selling sweatshirts stated to be British-made, while they were in fact made in Bangladesh by workers earning under US$1 per hour. He said that he was unaware of this, and had terminated his relationship with the manufacturer as a result.[149]
      • Brand has been said to dress in a "flamboyant bohemian fashion"[150] and has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder.[151][152] He also suffered from bulimia[153] and experienced a period of self-harming.[154] Brand has described the concept of fame "like ashes" in his mouth.[104]
      • . . .
      ...on 2010-10-23, in a traditional Hindu ceremony near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary (रणथंभौर राष्ट्रीय उद्यान) in Rajasthan.[131] Brand announced on 2011-12-30, that they were divorcing after 14 months of marriage.[132] Perry later stated that conflicting career schedules and his desire to have children before she was ready led to the end of their marriage,[133] and that he never spoke to her again after sending a text message that he was divorcing her[134] while Brand asserted that he divorced her due to her commercial success and reluctance to engage in activism.[135] She was initially distraught over their divorce, and said that she contemplated suicide.[136][137]
      Brand, who married Perry without a prenuptial agreement, was eligible to claim half of the estimated $44 million she earned during their marriage, but declined.[169]
    • On 2014-06-17, Perry announced that she had founded her own record label under Capitol Records, titled Metamorphosis Music [logo: mirror-like reflected 'M's suggestive of butterfly wings when viewed whole].
    • Perry has also made celebrity endorsements and released the perfumes Purr, Meow!, Killer Queen, and Mad Potion.
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    ...said (regarding the death of Prince):
    And just like that...the world lost a lot of magic.
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    The infamous religious deviationist leader Arifin Muhamad (a.k.a. Ayah Pin; 1943-06-22 – 2016-04-22 20:30) (aged 72) died at his hometown in Kampung Batu 13, Hulu Besut, last night. {"As of 2006, Ariffin Mohamed resides in exile in Narathiwat, Thailand, just over the border from Kelantan."} His wife Jaharah Awang, 55, lodged a report at the Pasir Akar police station that Arifin, who will turn 73 on June 22, died at their home at 8:30pm (on Friday). In March 2012, Arifin reportedly suffered a stroke and was semi-paralysed, just before he had married an 18-year-old woman to replace his first wife who had passed away.
     
    ["Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated each year on the Vernal Equinox and on 04-22, on which days events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 on both dates. The April 22 date is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network[1] and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.[2] On the April 22nd Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement (L'accord de Paris)...
    • Drafted:
      2015-11-30
      2015-12-12
    • an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020
    • There will be only a "name and shame" system[14]
    • Percent for ratification:
      01.95% Canada
      20.09% China
      01.34% France
      02.56% Germany
      01.70% Mexico
      07.53% Russia
      01.55% United Kingdom
      17.89% United States
    • Not part of the Paris agreement (and not legally binding)[31] is a (non-binding) plan to provide $100 billion a year in aid to 'developing countries' for implementing new procedures to minimize climate change with additional amounts to be provided in subsequent years.[32] In early March 2016, the Obama administration gave a $500 million grant to the "Green Climate Fund" as "the first chunk of a $3bn commitment made at the Paris climate talks." [33][34]
      [and exactly which global corporations/trusts will be exclusively devouring these annual/perpetual unaccountable (hundreds of billions of dollars) funds in the ostensible pursuit of delivering fuzzily-defined goods/services?
      funds stolen from the citizens of the contributing countries in lieu of bolstering their own lives and communities...]
    ...is scheduled to be signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries.[6][7] This signing satisfies a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
         The equinoctial Earth Day is celebrated on the March equinox (around March 20) to mark the precise moment of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and of astronomical autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. An equinox in astronomy is that point in time (not a whole day) when the Sun is directly above the Earth's equator, occurring around 03-20 and 09-23 each year. In most cultures, the equinoxes and solstices are considered to start or separate the seasons.
         John McConnell[25] (1915-03-22 – 2012-10-20) (aged 97) ['complications of a heart condition']...
    • son of a traveling Pentecostal evangelist.[2][3]
    • On 1957-10-31, right after the first Sputnik, John McConnell wrote an editorial entitled, "Make Our Satellite A Symbol Of Hope", calling for peaceful cooperation in the exploration of Space with a visible "Star of Hope" Satellite.[3]
    • In 1963, after the "Meals for Millions" campaign, McConnell worked on another campaign called "Minute for Peace". He worked on "Minute for Peace" for seven years after "Meals for Millions." He began his "Minute for Peace" campaign with a broadcast on 1963-12-22, ending the mourning period for President John F. Kennedy.[3]
    ...first introduced the idea of a global holiday called "Earth Day" at the 1969 UNESCO Conference on the Environment. The first Earth Day proclamation was issued by [36th] San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto (1916-02-12 – 1998-01-29) (aged 81) ['prostate cancer'] on 1970-03-21. UN Secretary-General U Thant (1909-01-22 – 1974-11-25) (aged 65) ['lung cancer'] supported McConnell's global initiative to celebrate this annual event; and on 1971-02-26, he signed a proclamation to that effect, saying:
    May there be only peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful 'Spaceship' Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.[32]
    Margaret Mead (1901-12-16 – 1978-11-15) (aged 76) ['pancreatic cancer']...
    • thoughts of her lost sister--Katharine (1906–1907) died at the age of nine months...this was a traumatic event for Mead, who had named this baby--permeated her daydreams for many years.[5]
    • focused her research on problems of child rearing, personality, and culture.[21]
      Courtesy, modesty, good manners, conformity to definite ethical standards are universal, but what constitutes courtesy, modesty, very good manners, and definite ethical standards is not universal. It is instructive to know that standards differ in the most unexpected ways.[25]
    • Another influential book by Mead was Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935).[36] This became a major cornerstone of the feminist movement, since it claimed that females are dominant in the Tchambuli (now spelled Chambri) Lake region of the Sepik basin of Papua New Guinea (in the western Pacific) without causing any special problems.
           Deborah Gewertz (1981) studied the Chambri (called Tchambuli by Mead) in 1974–75, and found no evidence of such gender roles. Gewertz states that as far back in history as there is evidence (1850s) Chambri men dominated over the women, controlled their produce and made all important political decisions. In later years there has been a diligent search for societies in which women dominate men, or for signs of such past societies, but none have been found (Bamberger 1974).[37]
    • a recognizable figure in academia, usually wearing a distinctive cape and carrying a walking-stick.[1]
    • Mead has been credited with persuading the American Jewish Committee to sponsor a project to study European Jewish villages, shtetls, in which a team of researchers would conduct mass interviews with Jewish immigrants living in New York City. The resulting book, widely cited for decades, allegedly created the Jewish mother stereotype, a mother intensely loving but controlling to the point of smothering, and engendering guilt in her children through the suffering she professed to undertake for their sakes.[42]
    • Mead worked for the RAND Corporation, a U.S. Air Force military funded private research organization, from 1948 to 1950 to study Russian culture and attitudes toward authority.[43]
    • The War and Peace Studies of the Council of Foreign Relations were actually inaugurated in 1939.
    • In 1960, Mead delivered a lecture at the National Defense University, expressing her hope that anthropology might prove useful to the government.
    • On 1979-01-19, President Jimmy Carter (born 1924-10-01) (age 91) announced that he was awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom ['the highest civilian award of the United States'] posthumously to Mead.
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    ...added her support for the equinox Earth Day, and in 1978 declared:
    Earth Day is the first 'holy day' which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts, and yet brings people all over the world into 'one resonating accord', is devoted to the preservation of the harmony in nature and yet draws upon the 'triumphs of technology', the 'measurement of time', and 'instantaneous' communication through space.
         Earth Day draws on astronomical phenomena in a new way – which is also the most ancient way – by using the vernal Equinox, the time when the Sun crosses the equator making the length of night and day equal in all parts of the Earth. To this point in the annual calendar, EARTH DAY attaches no local or divisive set of symbols, no statement of the truth or superiority of one way of life over another. But the selection of the March Equinox makes 'planetary observance of a shared event' possible, and a flag which shows the Earth, as seen from space, appropriate.
    [33]
     
    2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
    3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
    4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
    5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
    6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
    7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
    8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
    . . .
    13 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.
    . . .
    15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.
    . . .
    17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.

    (Psalm 115)
     
    Ariffin Mohammed was the cult leader and founder of Kerajaan Langit ('Sky Kingdom'), a sect founded by him in Malaysia...
    • 13 states and 3 federal territories and has a total landmass of 330,803 square kilometres (127,720 sq mi)
    • With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the 44th most populous country.
    • from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire. The first British territories were known as the Straits Settlements, whose establishment was followed by the Malay kingdoms becoming British protectorates. Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and achieved independence on 1957-08-31.
    ...His movement had a commune based in Besut, Terengganu ("Abode of Faith"), that was demolished by the Malaysian government in August 2005.[1] Ariffin Mohammed, also known as Ayah Pin (Ayah is a common honorific meaning "father"), claimed to have direct contact with the heavens and was believed by his followers to be the reincarnation of Jesus, Buddha, Shiva, and Muhammad. Devotees of Sky Kingdom believe that one day, Ayah Pin will return as the Imam Mahdi. His followers considered him the king of the sky, and the supreme object of devotion for all religions.
     
    In 2001 Ariffin renounced Islam. The Sharia court accused him of contravening Section 25 of the Enakmen Pentadbiran Hal Ehwal Agama Islam 1986 (Administration of Islamic Religious Affairs 1986), stating that his teachings and beliefs were false, deviant, corrupting and threatening to the public peace (membawa ancaman kepada ketenteraman orang awam serta merosakkan akidah). He pleaded guilty to the charge of "belittling Islam" (menghina Islam), and was jailed for 11 months and fined RM 2,900. The Religious Affairs Office hoped that Ariffin's arrest would prevent the movement's growth, however Sky Kingdom continued to attract new followers from among university students and Orang Asli.[2]
     
    On 18 July 2005, a group of masked vigilantes attacked the group's headquarters, smashing windows and torching buildings.[3] Two days later, 58 followers were arrested,[4] and on 31 July three of Ariffin's four wives were also arrested in Kelantan.[5] Ariffin escaped arrest and remains at large as a fugitive wanted by the Malaysian authorities. Forty-five members face charges of failing to observe the government fatwa (i.e. for continuing to be members of a sect declared as deviant), which carries a fine up to RM 3,000 or two years in prison. One of those arrested faced an additional charge of "humiliating Islam" (for claiming not to be a Muslim). Court cases promise to revolve around the issue of religious freedom, which is theoretically guaranteed by the Malaysian constitution.
     
    The Malaysian government has described the "teapot cult" of Sky Kingdom as one of 22 "heretical" Islamic "sects" or "cults" in Malaysia, which altogether have an estimated 22,800 adherents. On 1 August 2005, officials of the Besut Land Office destroyed Sky Kingdom's various buildings, citing Section 129 of the National Land Code (which punishes unauthorised construction with land confiscation). The 6-acre (2.4 ha), 33-building complex was located near the village of Kampung Batu 13, Hulu Besut, in the Besut district of Terengganu (some 400 km north of Kuala Lumpur and 20 km from Jerteh).
     
    Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
    2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
    3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
    4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
    5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
    8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
    9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
    10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
    11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
    12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

    (Isaiah 53)
     
    Jewish messiah claimants
     
    In Judaism, "messiah" originally meant a divinely appointed king, such as David, Cyrus the Great[1] or Alexander the Great.[2] Later, especially after the failure of the Hasmonean Kingdom (37 BC) and the Jewish–Roman wars (AD 66-135), the figure of the Jewish Messiah was one who would deliver the Jews from 'oppression' and usher in an Olam Haba ("world to come") or Messianic Age. However the term “false messiah” was largely absent from rabbinic literature. The first mention is in the Sefer Zerubbabel, from the mid-seventh century, which uses the term, mashiah sheker, (“false messiah”).[3]
     
    • Simon of Peraea (c. Unknown – 4 BCE), a former slave of Herod the Great who rebelled and was killed by the Romans.[4]
    • Jesus of Nazareth (c. 5 BCE – 30 CE), leader of a Jewish sect who was crucified by the Romans at the instigation of Jewish leaders; Jews who believed him to be the Messiah were the first Christians, also known as Jewish Christians.[5]
    • Athronges (c. 3 CE),[9] a shepherd turned rebel leader.
    • Simon bar Kokhba (died c. 135), founded a short-lived Jewish state before being defeated in the Second Jewish-Roman War.
    • Moses of Crete, who in about 440–470 persuaded the Jews of Crete to walk into the sea, as Moses had done, to return to Israel. The results were disastrous and he soon disappeared.
    • Ishak ben Ya'kub Obadiah Abu 'Isa al-Isfahani (684–705), who led a revolt in Persia against the Umayyad Caliph 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan.
    • David Alroy, born in Kurdistan, who around 1160 agitated against the caliph before being assassinated.
    • Moses Botarel of Cisneros, active around 1413; claimed to be a sorcerer able to combine the names of God.
    • Asher Lämmlein, a German near Venice who proclaimed himself a forerunner of the Messiah in 1502.
    • David Reubeni (1490–1541?) and Solomon Molcho (1500–1532), messianic adventurers who travelled in Portugal, Italy and Turkey; Molcho, who was a baptised Catholic, was tried by the Inquisition, convicted of apostasy and burned at the stake.
    • Sabbatai Zevi (1626–1676), an Ottoman Jew who claimed to be the Messiah, but then converted to Islam; still has followers today in the Donmeh.
      • Jacob Querido (?–1690), claimed to be the new incarnation of Sabbatai; later converted to Islam and led the Donmeh.
      • Miguel Cardoso (1630–1706), another successor of Sabbatai who claimed to be the "Messiah ben Ephraim."
      • Löbele Prossnitz (?–1750), attained some following amongst former followers of Sabbatai, calling himself the "Messiah ben Joseph."
    • Jacob Joseph Frank (1726–1791), who claimed to be the reincarnation of King David and preached a synthesis of Christianity and Judaism.
    • Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-04-05 OS – 1994-06-12) (aged 92), known to many as the Rebbe,[3][4][5] was a Russian Empire-born American Orthodox Jewish rabbi, and the last (7th) Lubavitcher Rebbe. He is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century.[6][7][8][9] "In recognition of Rabbi Schneerson's vital efforts, and in celebration of his 87th birthday, the Congress, by House Joint Resolution 173, has designated 1989-04-16, and 1990-04-06, as "Education Day, U.S.A." On 1994-11-02, he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his "outstanding and lasting contributions toward improvements in world education, morality, and acts of charity."[21]
      [strict adherence to the Babylonian Talmud]
       
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      In 1977, during the hakafot ceremony on Shemini Atzeret, Schneerson suffered a heart attack. Fifteen years later Schneerson suffered a serious stroke while praying at the grave of his father-in-law. The stroke left him unable to speak and paralyzed on the right side of his body. During this time, the hope that Schneerson could be revealed as the Messiah (Moshiach) became more widespread.[108][109] The idea that the leader of a Hasidic group could be the Messiah is a nuanced and complex idea that traces itself back to the times of the Baal Shem Tov (born circa 1700,[1] died: 6 Sivan 5520, 1760-05-22), the founder of Hasidism.[5][6] Since his death, there are those who have persisted in the belief that Schneersons could still be the Messiah ['after resurrection per Isaiah 53'], sometimes extremely vocally. Some messianists refuse to admit that Schneerson died, instead proclaiming that he is still alive.[12] To this day it remains controversial.[15][16][17]
     
    Muslim messiah claimants
     
    Islamic tradition has a prophecy of the Mahdi, who will come alongside the return of Isa (Jesus) ["appearing in 93 ayaat (or verses)"].
     
     
    Christian messiah claimants
     
    Verses in the Christian Bible tell that Jesus will come again in some fashion; various people have claimed to, in fact, be the second coming of Jesus. Others have been styled a new messiah still under the umbrella of Christianity. The Synoptic gospels (Matthew 24:4, 6, 24; Mark 13:5, 21-22; and Luke 21:3) all use the term pseudochristos for messianic pretenders.[10]
     
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    • Simon Magus (early 1st century), was a Samaritan, and a native of Gitta; he was considered a god in Simonianism; he "darkly hinted" that he himself was Christ, calling himself the Standing One.
    • Dositheos the Samaritan (mid 1st century), was one of the supposed founders of Mandaeanism. After the time of Jesus he wished to persuade the Samaritans that he himself was the Messiah prophesied by Moses.[11] Dositheus pretended to be the Christ (Messiah), applying Deuteronomy 18:15 to himself, and he compares him with Theudas and Judas the Galilean.[11][12]
    • Tanchelm of Antwerp (c. 1110), who violently opposed the sacrament and the Eucharist.
    • Ann Lee (1736–1784), a central figure to the Shakers,[13] who thought she "embodied all the perfections of God" in female form and considered herself to be Christ’s female counterpart in 1772.[14]
    • Bernhard Müller (c. 1799–1834) claimed to be the Lion of Judah and a prophet in possession of the Philosopher's stone.
    • John Nichols Thom (1799–1838), who had achieved fame and followers as Sir William Courtenay and adopted the claim of Messiah after a period in a mental institute.[15]
    • Arnold Potter (1804–1872), Latter Day Saint schismatic leader; called himself "Potter Christ"
    • Hong Xiuquan (1814–1864), Hakka Chinese; claimed himself to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ; started the Taiping Rebellion and founded the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace. Committed suicide before the fall of Tianjing (Nanjing) in 1864.
    • Mirza Husayn 'Ali Nuri, Bahá'u'lláh (1817–1864), born Shiite, adopting Bábism later in life, he claimed to be the promised one of all religions, and founded the Bahá'í Faith.
    • Jacobina Mentz Maurer (1841 or 1842-1874) was a German-Brazilian woman who lived and died in the state of Rio Grande do Sul who emerged as a messianic prophetess, a representation of God, and later declared the very reincarnation of Jesus Christ on earth by her German-speaking community called Die Muckers (or the false saints) by her enemies, Die Spotters (or the mockers). After a number of deadly confrontations with outsiders, Jacobina was shot to death together with many of her followers by the Brazilian Imperial Army.
    • William W. Davies (1833–1906), Latter Day Saint (Mormon) schismatic leader; claimed that his infant son Arthur (born 1868) was the reincarnated Jesus Christ.
    • Cyrus Reed Teed (October 18, 1839 - December 22, 1908, erroneously Cyrus Tweed) was a U.S. eclectic physician and alchemist turned religious leader and messiah. In 1869, claiming divine inspiration, Dr. Teed took on the name Koresh and proposed a new set of scientific and religious ideas he called Koreshanity.
    • Father Divine (George Baker) (c. 1880 – September 10, 1965), an African American spiritual leader from about 1907 until his death who claimed to be God.
    • André Matsoua (1899–1942), Congolese founder of Amicale, proponents of which subsequently adopted him as Messiah in the late 1920s.
    • Samael Aun Weor (1917–1977), born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, Colombian citizen and later Mexican, was an author, lecturer and founder of the 'Universal Christian Gnostic Movement', according to him, 'the most powerful movement ever founded'. By 1972, he referenced that his death and resurrection would be occurring before 1978.[citation needed]
    • Ahn Sahng-hong (1918–1985), founder of the World Mission Society Church of God and worshiped by the members as the messiah.[16]
    • Sun Myung Moon (1920–2012), founder and leader of the Unification Church established in Seoul, South Korea, who considered himself the Second Coming of Christ, but not Jesus himself.[17] Although it is generally believed by Unification Church members ("Moonies") that he was the Messiah and the Second Coming of Christ and was anointed to fulfill Jesus' unfinished mission.[17]
    • Yahweh ben Yahweh (1935–2007), born as Hulon Mitchell, Jr., a black nationalist and separatist who created the Nation of Yahweh and allegedly orchestrated the murder of dozens of persons.
    • Laszlo Toth (1940-2012) claimed he was Jesus Christ as he battered Michelangelo's Pieta with a geologist hammer.
    • Wayne Bent (born 1941), also known as Michael Travesser of the Lord Our Righteousness Church, also known as the "Strong City Cult", convicted December 15, 2008 of one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in 2008.[18]
    • Iesu Matayoshi (born 1944), in 1997 he established the World Economic Community Party based on his conviction that he is God and the Christ.
    • Jung Myung Seok (born 1945), a South Korean who was a member of the Unification Church in the 1970s, before breaking off to found the dissenting group[19] now known as Providence Church in 1980.[20][21] He also considers himself the Second Coming of Christ, but not Jesus himself in 1980.[22] He believes he has come to finish the incomplete message and mission of Jesus Christ, asserting that he is the Messiah and has the responsibility to save all mankind.[23] He claims that the Christian doctrine of resurrection is false but that people can be saved through him.[24]
    • Claude Vorilhon now known as Raël "messenger of the Elohim" (born 1946), a French professional test driver and former automobile journalist became founder and leader of UFO religion the Raël Movement in 1972, which teaches that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, which they call Elohim. He claimed he met an extraterrestrial humanoid in 1973 and became the Messiah.[25] Then devoted himself to the task he said was given by his "biological father", an extraterrestrial named Yahweh.[26]
    • José Luis de Jesús (1946–2013), founder and leader of Creciendo en Gracia sect (Growing In Grace International Ministry, Inc.), based in Miami, Florida. He claimed to be both Jesus Christ returned and the Antichrist, and exhibited a "666" tattoo on his forearm. He has referred to himself as Jesucristo Hombre, which translates to "Jesus Christ made Man".
    • Inri Cristo (born 1948) of Indaial, Brazil, a claimant to be the second Jesus.[27]
    • Apollo Quiboloy (born 1950), founder and leader of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ religious group, who claims that Jesus Christ is the "Almighty Father," that Quiboloy is "His Appointed Son," and that salvation is now completed. Proclaims himself as the "Appointed Son of the God" not direct to the point as the "Begotten Son of the God" in 1985.[28]
    • David Icke (born 1952), of Great Britain, has described himself as "the son of God", and a "channel for the Christ spirit".
    • Brian David Mitchell was born on October 18, 1953 in Salt Lake City, Utah, he believed himself the fore-ordained angel born on earth to be the Davidic "servant" prepared by God as a type of Messiah who would restore the divinely led kingdom of Israel to the world in preparation for Christ's second coming. (Mitchell's belief in such an end-times figure – also known among many fundamentalist Latter Day Saints as "the One Mighty and Strong" – appeared to be based in part on a reading of the biblical book of Isaiah by the independent LDS Hebraist, Avraham Gileadi, with which Mitchell became familiar from his former participation with Stirling Allan's American Study Group.)[29][30]
    • David Koresh (Vernon Wayne Howell) (1959–1993), leader of the Branch Davidians.
    • Maria Devi Christos (born 1960), founder of the Great White Brotherhood.
    • Sergey Torop (born 1961), who started to call himself "Vissarion", founder of the Church of the Last Testament and the spiritual community Ecopolis Tiberkul in Southern Siberia.
    • Alan John Miller (born 1962), founder of Divine Truth, a new religious movement based in Australia. Alan John Miller, also known as A.J., who claims to be Jesus of Nazareth through reincarnation. Miller was formerly an elder in the Jehovah's Witnesses.
    • David Shayler (born 1965), former MI5 agent and whistleblower who declared himself the Messiah on 7 July 2007.[31]
     
    Other/combination messiah claimants
     
    This list features people who are said, either by themselves or their followers, to be some form of a messiah that do not easily fit into only Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
     
    • Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1892–1975), Messiah of the Rastafari movement. Never claimed himself to be Messiah, but was thus proclaimed by Leonard Howell, amongst others.
    • André Matsoua (1899–1942), Congolese founder of Amicale, proponents of which subsequently adopted him as Messiah.
    • Samael Aun Weor (1917–1977), born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, Colombian citizen and later Mexican, was an author, lecturer and founder of the Universal Christian Gnostic Movement. By 1972, Samael Aun Weor referenced that his death and resurrection would be occurring before 1978.
    • Nirmala Srivastava (1923–2011), guru and goddess of Sahaja Yoga, proclaimed herself to be the Comforter promised by Jesus (that is, the incarnation of the Holy Ghost / Adi Shakti).[34][35]
    • Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda (born 1946 - died 2013), a Puerto Rican preacher who had claimed to be both "the Man Jesus Christ" and the Antichrist at the same time. He claimed he was indwelled with the same spirit that dwelled in Jesus, however, Miranda also contradicted his claims of being Christ incarnate by also claiming he was the Antichrist, even going as far as tattooing the number of the beast (666) on his forearm, a behavior his followers also adopted. Founder of the "Growing in Grace" ministries, Miranda died on August 14, 2013 due to liver cancer.
    • Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (born 25 November 1941) is a spiritual leader and the founder of the spiritual movements Messiah Foundation International (MFI) and Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam.[36][37] He is controversial for being declared the Mehdi, Messiah, and Kalki Avatar by the MFI.[38][39][40]
    • Raël, leader of the International Raëlian Movement (born 30 September 1946); Rael claimed he met an extraterrestrial being in 1973 and became the Messiah.
    • World Teacher (unknown), a being claimed to be the Theosophical Maitreya and the Messiah (promised one) of all religions. He is said to have descended from the higher planes and manifested a physical body in early 1977 in the Himalayas, then on 19 July 1977 he is said to have taken a commercial airplane flight from Pakistan to England. He is currently said to be living in secret in London;[41][42][43] promoted by New Age activist Benjamin Creme and his organization, Share International (See Maitreya (Benjamin Creme)).
    • Ryuho Okawa (born 7 July 1956), is the founder of Happy Science in Japan. Okawa claims to channel the spirits of Muhammad, Christ, Buddha and Confucius and claims to be the incarnation of the supreme spiritual being called El Cantare.
     
    List of people who have been considered deities
     
    • Imperial cults
    • Posthumous deification
    • Involuntary deification
    • Self-deification
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    Robert J. Cooper (1976-08-03 - 2016-04-25) (aged 39) ['unknown cause of death'] was a scion of the family that owns Charles Jacquin et Cie, an old cordials and liqueurs house based in Philadelphia. He left the family business to create and market St-Germain--an unusual liqueur made from hand-picked elderflower blossoms that bloom for only a month during the spring in France--recognizable by its Art Deco-styled bottle and distinct golden hue which landed like a thunderclap in the then-burgeoning cocktail world of 2007. Cocktail bartenders, hungry for new ingredients and flavors to work with, tossed it into every other new drink. By 2008 it was ubiquitous. Elderflower liqueur is the fragrant spirit that practically singlehandedly transformed the dying liqueur industry. It is known now as one of the many liquor mainstays in popular mixology bars across major cities. Cooper was inspired by elderflower liqueurs he had encountered in bars in London. In 2012, Cooper sold St-Germain to Bacardi Ltd...
    • Founded: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (1862-02-04)
    • ties to U.S. political elite as well as to organizations of state such as the CIA
    • Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba from 1939 until shortly after the Cuban Revolution. He lived at Finca Vigía, in the small town of San Francisco de Paula, located very close to Bacardi’s Modelo Brewery for Hatuey Beer in Cotorro, Havana.
    ...while remaining a "brand guardian" and spokesperson.[7]. The sum was not revealed, but Mr. Cooper said it was “more than I expected to see in a lifetime.’’
     
    The name Elder, is probably derived from the Anglo-Saxon word 'Aeld', meaning fire. Another old name for Elder is Ellhorn, hinting at the use of hollowed Elder branches as a furnace. Old names like Holler, Hylder, Hyllantree, and the German word Holunder all refer to an ancient vegetation Goddess, Hylde Moer, as she was known in Denmark. Once upon a time, the Elder-tree was considered sacred to this Goddess, and the tree's gifts were regarded as her blessings. It was commonly believed that Elders were inhabited by a tree dryad who was thought to represent the soul of the tree or sometimes was seen as an aspect of the Goddess herself. If treated well and honoured appropriately, the dryad was a most benevolent spirit that blessed and protected the people who cared for it. Thus, Elders were often planted around the house and on the farm where they served as a shrine to the Goddess whose protective powers could be invoked by making prayers and offerings to the tree. Since Elders never seemed to get struck by lightning, having it grow near the house was believed to protect the house as well. There was a widespread taboo against cutting Elders down, or burning any of its wood, which lasted well into this century. It was thought that the dryad would take out her vengeance against the offender by hunting them down and punishing them with bad luck.
     
    With the rise of Christianity and the subsequent persecution of any form of tree worship, the sacred Elder tree became a tree of witches and the old stories were soon distorted and turned around to suit the preachers of the new religion. The Church portrayed Elder as a tree of sorrow because Judas supposedly hung himself from an Elder-tree after betraying Jesus. Even the cross upon which Jesus was crucified was said to have been made of Elder wood. According to Christian mythology this was the reason why Elders never since could stand up straight and even to this day barely have the strength to support themselves.
     
    Nevertheless, some of the older believes persisted and people carried on pinning Elder leaves on their doors to ward off witches, daemons and other evil influences. During the Middle Ages such folkloristic magic was practiced all over Europe and many curious customs evolved from the eventual merging of pre-Christian and Christian beliefs. For example, it was thought that witches and sorcerers could be revealed by cutting the pith of Elderstems into flat disks, dipping these in oil, setting them alight and floating them in a glass of water, - if performed on Christmas Eve. One could also use Elder to entice the devil for one's own purposes on the 6th of January (Bertha Night) when the devil apparently 'goes about with special virulence'.
     
    Elder's reputation to offer protection against evil spirits seems to be common everywhere, from Russia to Rumania and from Sicily to Scotland. A less common custom comes from Serbia, where Eldertwigs were believed to bestow good luck to a newly-wed couple if introduced at the wedding ceremony. This old pagan custom may have been the basis of a more recent belief common in Britain during Victorian times. According to this belief a man and woman would marry within a year if they were to drink together from an Ale that had been infused with Elderflowers.
     
    The Comte de Saint Germain (born 1712?; died 1784-02-27)[3] was a European courtier, with an interest in science and the arts. He achieved prominence in European high society of the mid-1700s. Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel considered him to be "one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived".[4] St. Germain used a variety of names and titles, an accepted practice amongst royals and nobles at the time. These include the Marquis de Montferrat, Comte Bellamarre, Chevalier Schoening, Count Weldon, Comte Soltikoff, Graf Tzarogy and Prinz Ragoczy.[5] In order to deflect inquiries as to his origins, he would invent fantasies, such as that he was 500 years old[citation needed], leading Voltaire to sarcastically dub him "The Wonderman".[6]
     
    The Count claimed to be a son of Francis II Rákóczi, the Prince of Transylvania, possibly legitimate, possibly by Duchess Violante Beatrice of Bavaria.[8] This would account for his wealth and fine education.[9] It also explains why kings would accept him as one of their own. The speculation is that his identity was safeguarded as a protective measure from the persecutions against the Habsburg dynasty.[9] At the time of his arrival in Schleswig in 1779, St. Germain told Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel that he was 88 years old.[10] This would place his birth in 1691, when Francis II Rákóczi was 15 years old. St. Germain was educated in Italy by the last of Medicis, Gian Gastone, his mother's brother-in-law. It is believed that he was a student at the University of Siena.[7]
     
    In 1779 St. Germain arrived in Altona in Schleswig. Here he made an acquaintance with Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, who also had an interest in mysticism and was a member of several secret societies. The Count showed the Prince several of his gems and he convinced the latter that he had invented a new method of colouring cloth. The Prince was impressed and installed the Count in an abandoned factory at Eckernförde he had acquired especially for the Count, and supplied him with the materials and cloths that St. Germain needed to proceed with the project.[17] The two met frequently in the following years, and the Prince outfitted a laboratory for alchemical experiments in his nearby summer residence Louisenlund, where they, among other things, cooperated in creating gemstones and jewelry.
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    There is also a letter said to have been written by Prince Carl to Willermoz on 28 May 1784, telling him of Saint-Germain’s death and of one of his last conversations with Saint-Germain.
    He had always acted as though he knew nothing of Masonry or high knowledge, though during the last year a number of things had convinced me to the contrary. ... [D]espite never having owned to being a Mason, he said something strange, that he was
    ‘Le plus ancien des Maçons’ – ‘the most ancient of Masons’.

    The original of this alleged letter has not been traced; it is not among the known correspondence between Carl and Willermoz.[15] But this sounds like something Saint-Germain could well have said.
     
    According to the register of the St. Nicolai church in Eckernförde, ‘the so-called Comte de St. Germain and Weldon’ died on 1784-02-27, while Carl was still in Cassel, and was buried in tomb no. 1, inside the church, on 1784-03-02.[21] After the destruction caused by the great storm tide of 1872-11-13, which also flooded the church, all the indoor tombs were filled with sand and most of the large tombstones were removed, so it is not known exactly where Saint-Germain’s body now lies.[22]
     
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    Myths, legends and speculations about St. Germain began to be widespread in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and continue today. They include beliefs that he is immortal, the Wandering Jew, an alchemist with the "Elixir of Life", a Rosicrucian, and that he prophesied the French Revolution. He is said to have met the forger Giuseppe Balsamo (alias Cagliostro) in London and the composer Rameau in Venice. Some groups honor Saint Germain as a supernatural being called an Ascended Master. Madame Blavatsky and her pupil, Annie Besant, both claimed to have met the Count who was traveling under a different name.
     
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    St. Germain (also sometimes referred to as Master Rakoczi or Master R) is a legendary spiritual master of the ancient wisdom in the Theosophical and post-Theosophical teachings of C. W. Leadbeater, Alice A. Bailey, Benjamin Creme, the White Eagle Lodge, modern Rosicrucianism and the Ascended Master Teachings, responsible for the New Age culture of the Age of Aquarius and identified with the Count of St. Germain (fl. 1710–1784), who has been variously described as a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, alchemist, pianist, violinist and amateur composer.
     
    St. Germain, as one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, is credited with near god-like powers and with longevity. According to the Ascended Master Teachings, Francis Bacon made it appear that he died on Easter Sunday, 9 April 1626, and he even attended his own "funeral" in disguise. It is believed by the adherents of the Ascended Master Teachings that he then traveled secretly to Transylvania (then part of Hungary, now part of Romania) to the Rakoczy Mansion of the royal family of Hungary. Finally on 1 May 1684 he is believed to have attained (by his knowledge of alchemy) his physical Ascension (attaining immortality and eternal youth [ the sixth level of Initiation]) at which time Francis Bacon adopted the name "Saint Germain."[19] Thus, according to these beliefs, St. Germain was a mysterious manifestation of the "resurrected form" (or "resurrection body") of Sir Francis Bacon.
     
    As an Ascended Master, Saint Germain is believed to have many magical powers such as the ability to teleport, levitate, walk through walls, and to inspire people by telepathy, among others. Theosophists consider him to be a Mahatma, Masters of the Ancient Wisdom or Adept. Some esoteric groups credit him with inspiring the Founding Fathers to draft the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, as well as providing the design of the Great Seal of the United States. (See Manly Palmer Hall's Secret Teachings of All Ages.)[11]
     
    In New Age beliefs, Saint Germain is always associated with the color violet, the jewel amethyst, and the Maltese cross rendered in violet (usually the iron cross style cross patee version). He is also regarded as the "Chohan of the Seventh Ray"[12] According to Theosophy, the Seven Rays are seven metaphysical principles that govern both individual souls and the unfolding of each 2,158-year-long Astrological Age. Since according to Theosophy the next Astrological Age, the Age of Aquarius, will be governed by the Seventh (Violet) Ray (the Ray of Ceremonial Order), Saint Germain is sometimes called "The Hierarch of the Age of Aquarius". According to the Ascended Master Teachings, Saint Germain is "The God of Freedom for this system of worlds." According to the Ascended Master Teachings, the preliminary lead-up to the beginning of the Age of Aquarius began on 1956-07-01, when Ascended Master Saint Germain became the Hierarch of the Age of Aquarius, replacing the former Astrological Age Hierarch, the Ascended Master Jesus, who had been for almost 2,000 years the "Hierarch of the Age of Pisces".
     
    Alice A. Bailey stated that "sometime after AD 2025," the Jesus, the Master Rakóczi (Saint Germain), Kuthumi, and others in the Spiritual Hierarchy would "externalise", i.e., descend from the spiritual worlds, and interact in visible tangible bodies on the Earth in ashrams, surrounded by their disciples.[15] Alice A. Bailey said that St. Germain is the "manager of the executive council of the Christ"[16](Theosophists regard "the Master Jesus" and "Christ" as two separate and distinct beings. They believe in the Gnostic Christology espoused by Cerinthus (fl. c. 100 AD), according to which "Christ" is a being who was incarnated in Jesus only during the three years of the ministry of Jesus). According to certain Theosophists, "Christ" is identified as being a highly developed spiritual entity whose actual name is Maitreya. This Maitreya is the same being known in Buddhism as the Bodhisattva Maitreya, who is in training to become the next Buddha on Earth. According to Alice A. Bailey, the "executive council of the Christ" is a specific subgroup of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, charged with preparing the way for the Second Coming of Christ and the consequent inauguration of the Age of Aquarius.
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    Uwe Friedrichsen (1934-05-27 – 30 2016-04-30) (aged 81) ['brain tumor' 'died in a Hamburg hospital'] was a German television actor.
    1955 Ida honor Prinzipalin the Hamburger Kammerspiele, noticed him.
    Children in particular will remember his performances in the “Sesame Street”.
    Selected filmography
    • Faust (1960-05-25)
      West Germany's official submission to the 33rd Academy Awards...
      hosted by Bob Hope in Santa Monica, California.
      the first ceremony to be aired on ABC television, which has aired the Academy Awards ever since
      the next day newspapers ran the headline, "Gary Cooper has cancer (prostate)." (1901-05-07 – 1961-05-13 12:47) (aged 60) ['6 days after 60th birthday']
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      ...for Best Foreign Language Film
      Directed by: Peter Gorski (born 1921-11-07) (age 94)...
      ['started his career in 1955 as the assistant director for the film remake of Reifende Jugend ('Ripening Youth').']
      "title of a German feature film--a literary adaptation of the play The Graduate by Max Dreyer--which takes place in Stralsund...
      Founded: 1234
      Stralsund's old town with its rich heritage is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage [#1067] [2002-01]
      major Hanseatic League...
      • Establishment: 1358
      • Historians generally trace the origins to the rebuilding of the North German town of Lübeck
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        in 1159 by the powerful Henry the Lion (Heinrich der Löwe; born in Ravensburg 1129/1131 – 1195-08-06))...
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        • In Brunswick, his capital, he had a bronze lion (Braunschweiger Löwe; 880 kilogrammes), his heraldic animal, erected in the yard of his castle Dankwarderode in 1166 — the first bronze statue north of the Alps. Later, he had Brunswick Cathedral built close to the statue.
        • In 1147, Henry married Clementia of Zähringen, thereby gaining her hereditary territories in Swabia. He divorced her in 1162, apparently under pressure from Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, who did not cherish Guelphish possessions in his home area and offered Henry several fortresses in Saxony in exchange. In 1165, Henry married Matilda (1156–1189), the daughter of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine and sister of King Richard I of England.[1] (1157-09-08 – 1199-04-06) (aged 41)
          ["Richard the Lionheart" "Oc e No (Yes and No)"]
          [assassinated with a crossbow; 'died in the arms of his mother']
          • a central 'Christian' commander during the 3rd Crusade (also known as The Kings' Crusade; 1189–1192)
            "successes allowed the Crusaders to maintain considerable states in Cyprus and on the Syrian coast"
          • one of the few kings of England remembered by his epithet, rather than regnal number
          • the work at Château Gaillard ("Saucy Castle") was some of the most expensive of its time and cost an estimated £15,000 to £20,000 between 1196 and 1198.[96] This was more than double Richard's spending on castles in England, an estimated £7,000.[97] Unprecedented in its speed of construction, the castle was mostly complete in just two years, when most construction on such a scale would have taken the best part of a decade.[96]
            According to William of Newburgh, in May 1198 Richard and the labourers working on the castle were drenched in a "rain of blood". While some of his advisers thought the rain was an evil omen, Richard was undeterred.[98]
            As no master-mason is mentioned in the otherwise detailed records of the castle's construction, military historian Allen Brown has suggested that Richard himself was the overall architect...
            In his final years, the castle became Richard's favourite residence, and writs and charters were written at Château Gaillard bearing "apud Bellum Castrum de Rupe" (at the Fair Castle of the Rock).[100]
            Château Gaillard was ahead of its time, featuring innovations that would be adopted in castle architecture nearly a century later.[100]
          • In 1199-03, Richard was in the Limousin suppressing a revolt by Viscount Aimar V of Limoges. Although it was Lent, he "devastated the Viscount's land with fire and sword".[103]
          • Richard asked to have the crossbowman/assassin brought before him...the man turned out (according to some sources, but not all) to be a boy. This boy claimed that Richard had killed the boy's father and two brothers, and that he had killed Richard in revenge. The boy expected to be executed; Richard, as a last act of mercy, forgave him, saying, "Live on, and by my bounty behold the light of day," before ordering that the boy be freed and sent away with 100 shillings.[107] Richard then set his affairs in order, bequeathing all his territory to his brother John and his jewels to his nephew Otto.
                 Richard died on 6 April 1199 in the arms of his mother; it was later said that "As the day was closing, he ended his earthly day." Because of the nature of Richard's death, he was later referred to as "the Lion (that) by the Ant was slain". According to one chronicler, Richard's last act of chivalry proved fruitless when the infamous mercenary captain Mercadier had the crossbowman flayed alive and hanged as soon as Richard died.[108]
          • Richard's heart was buried at Rouen in Normandy, his entrails in Châlus (where he died), and the rest of his body at the feet of his father at Fontevraud Abbey in Anjou.[109] In 2012, scientists analysed the remains of Richard's heart and found that it had been embalmed with various substances, including frankincense, a symbolically important substance because it had been present both at the birth and embalming of the Christ.[110]
          • Henry Sandford, Bishop of Rochester (1226-1235) announced that he had seen a vision of Richard ascending to Heaven in 1232-03 (along with Stephen Langton, the former Archbishop of Canterbury), the king having presumably spent 33 years in purgatory as expiation for his sins.[111]
          • Contemporaries considered Richard as both a king and a knight famed for personal martial prowess; this was, apparently, the first such instance of this combination.[113]
            He was known as a valiant and competent military leader and individual fighter, courageous and generous, but on the other hand also as prone to the sins of lust, pride, greed, and above all guilty of 'excessive' cruelty.
        • In 1172, Henry had taken a pilgrimage to Jerusalem (06 - 07), meeting with the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller
          (Ordo Fratrum Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani)
          (Order of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem)...
          • Active: c. 1099–present[a]
          • probably arose as a group of individuals associated with an Amalfitan hospital in the Muristan district of Jerusalem, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and founded around 1023 to provide care for sick, poor or injured pilgrims coming to the Holy Land.
          • Pope Clement V dissolved the Hospitallers' rival order, the Knights Templar, in 1312 with a series of papal bulls, including the Ad providam bull, which turned over much of their property to the Hospitallers.
          • In 1334, the Knights of Rhodes defeated Andronicus and his Turkish auxiliaries.
          • In 1522, an entirely new sort of force arrived: 400 ships under the command of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1494-11-06 – 1566-09-07) (aged 71) delivered 100,000 men to the island[11] (200,000 in other sources[12]). Against this force the Knights, under Grand Master Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam (1464 - 1534-08-21) (aged 69–70), had about 7,000 men-at-arms ['600 knights and 4500 soldiers'] and their fortifications. The siege lasted six months, at the end of which the surviving defeated Hospitallers were allowed to withdraw to Sicily. Despite the defeat, both Christians and Muslims seem to have regarded the conduct of Villiers de L'Isle-Adam as extremely valiant, and the Grand Master was proclaimed a Defender of the Faith by Pope Adrian VI.
          • The Great Siege of Malta (L-Assedju l-Kbir) took place in 1565 when the Ottoman Empire tried to invade the island of Malta, then held by the Knights Hospitaller. The Knights, with approximately 2,000 footsoldiers, many of which Spanish, and 400 Maltese men, women and children, withstood the siege and expelled the invaders. This victory became one of the most celebrated events in sixteenth-century Europe. Voltaire said, "Nothing is better known than the siege of Malta," and it undoubtedly contributed to the eventual erosion of the European perception of Ottoman invincibility...
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            1565-09-11
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          • In 1607, the Grand Master of the Hospitallers was granted the status of Reichsfürst (Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, even though the Order's territory was always south of the Holy Roman Empire). In 1630, he was awarded ecclesiastic equality with cardinals, and the unique hybrid style His Most Eminent Highness, reflecting both qualities qualifying him as a true Prince of the Church.
          • the smallest group ever to colonise parts of the Americas; at one point in the mid-17th century, they acquired four Caribbean islands, which they turned over to the French and Dutch in the 1660s.
            Inflated with wealth, laden with privileges which gave them almost sovereign powers ... the order at last became so demoralised by luxury and idleness that it forgot the aim for which it was founded, and gave itself up for the love of gain and thirst for pleasure.
            Its covetousness and pride soon became boundless.
            The Knights pretended that they were above the reach of crowned heads: they seized and pillaged without concern of the property of both infidels and Christians.
            [28]
          • 'Knights Hospitaller' was the name of the precedent medieval military organisation of the contemporary Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) (Supremus Ordo Militaris Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani Rhodius et Melitensis), one of the most prominent of the Roman Catholic military orders and still today a 'sovereign' (souveraineté) subject of 'international law'.
            • became chartered as a military order to protect against Islamic persecution of Christians, recognised as sovereign in 1113 by Pope Paschal II.
            • has 13,500 Knights, Dames and auxiliary members
            • retains sovereignty under international law, including United Nations permanent observer status,[9] issuing its own passports, currency and postage stamps with the Maltese cross insignia. The order's military corps, three brigades, are stationed throughout Italy, liaisoned with the Italian Armed Forces.
          ...[2] spending Easter of that year in Constantinople.[3]
        ...Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, after Henry had captured the area from Adolf II...
        • In 1143 or 1144, Adolf built Lübeck, the first German port on the Baltic Sea.
          Adolf also built the first castle (1143) in Lübeck: a wood and earth construction.
        ...Count of Schauenburg and Holstein. Exploratory trading adventures, raids, and piracy had occurred earlier throughout the Baltic region (see Vikings) – the sailors of Gotland sailed up rivers as far away as Novgorod...
      ...trading centre in the 14th and 15th centuries...then served as a defensive and administrative centre for Sweden two hundred years later, notably during the 30 Years' War.
      • 1618-05-23 – 1648-05-15
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      • one of the longest, most destructive conflicts in European history.[15] Initially a war between Protestant and Catholic states in the fragmenting Holy Roman Empire, it gradually developed into a more general conflict involving most of the great powers of Europe, becoming less about religion and more a continuation of the France–Habsburg rivalry for European political pre-eminence.
        "During the late Middle Ages, the Habsburgs, whose dominions consisted principally of Austria, and later Spain, sought coalitions principally through marriage, a policy which had the added benefit of gaining territory through marital inheritance. This practice was described by Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus' quote:
        Bella gerant alii, tu felix Austria, nube!
        "Let others wage war. You, happy Austria, marry!"[2]
        Despite the fact that both branches of the Habsburg family, Austria and Spain, had gained a significant number of territories in this way, the complex series of inter-marriage had several consequences, such as the mental and physical afflictions and deformities suffered by Charles II (1661-11-06 – 1700-11-01) (aged 38) of Spain.[3]"
        "short, lame, epileptic, senile, and completely bald before 35, he was always on the verge of death, but repeatedly baffled Christendom by continuing to live."[10]
        Toward the end of his life Charles' fragile health deteriorated and he became increasingly hypersensitive and strange, at one point demanding that the bodies of his family be exhumed so he could look upon the corpses.
        The physician who practiced his autopsy stated that his body "did not contain a single drop of blood; his heart was the size of a peppercorn; his lungs corroded; his intestines rotten and gangrenous; he had a single testicle, black as coal, and his head was full of water."[12]
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      ...in the former Dominican monastery of St. Catherine (Dominikanerkloster St. Katharinen)."
      • The Katharinenkloster, mainly built in the 15th century, houses two museums today:
        Stralsund's Museum of Cultural History (known for e.g. the Gold Jewellery of Hiddensee),[8]
        and the German Oceanographic Museum, Germany's largest aquarium and oceanographic collection.
      • The ancient refectory of the monastery is one of the most spectacular Gothic interiors in Germany.
      "Hertha herself, who is one of three girls from a finishing institution admitted to a prep school theretofore only for boys, has an honorable love affair with Dr. Koerner, the science teacher."
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      Plot Keywords: sex instruction | coming of age
      Release Dates:
      1933-09-22 (Germany)
      1936-01-03 (USA)
      1955-09-15 (West Germany) [remake]
      •      No account of the Jewish Question in Germany can be complete without some mention of the tidal wave of sexual immorality that was to engulf the country during the period of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) following World War One. This also happened to be the apogee of Jewish power in Germany. Every single sphere of major influence had now fallen under Jewish control.
             In 1931, over 60 percent of German films were produced by Jews and 82 percent of the film scripts were written by Jewish writers, though Jews made up less than 1 percent of the German population (0.9o%). A quick look at the names of directors, producers, stage managers, actors, script writers and critics, “revealed everywhere an overwhelming preponderance of Jews.”
             A cursory survey of the film titles, Wiehe tells us, shows us that the Jews had only one thing on the brain: sex. Here are some typical titles:
        • Moral und Sinnlichkeit” (Morals and Sensuality)
        • Was kostet Liebe?” (What is the Price of Love)
        • Wenn ein Weib den Weg verliert” (When a Woman loses her Way)
        • Prostitution” (Prostitution)
        • Sündige Mutter” (Sinful Mama)
        • Das Buch des Lasters” (The Book of Vices)
        The sensational titles correspond to the sleazy contents. All wallow in filth and display with cynical frankness the vilest scenes of sexual perversion.[3]
             Light entertainment (revue/burlesque) was a Jewish innovation. The revue theaters, all concentrated within great cities such as Berlin, were owned and run almost exclusively by Jews. Shows consisted of little more than excuses for sexual titillation involving the display of the female form in lascivious dances that were to degenerate later into striptease and scenes of public masturbation. “In these revues,” Wiehe notes indignantly, “the uninhibited sex drive surrendered itself to disgusting orgies. All life was reduced to a common denominator of lust and its satisfaction. Chastity and self-discipline were mocked as old-fashioned prejudices.
             The Jews had managed, in the space of a mere fourteen years, to bring about a major “transvaluation of values” [4] in Weimar Germany. The vices of the past were now its virtues. A glance at the revue titles is again sufficient:
        • Zieh dich aus” (Get Undressed)
        • Tausend nackte Frauen” (One Thousand Naked Women)
        • Die Sünden der Welt” (The Sins of the World)
        • Häuser der Liebe” (The Houses of Love)
        • Streng Verboten!” (Strictly Forbidden!)
        • Sündig und Süss” (Sweet and Sinful). [5]
             Finally, there was the rich field of sexology: a new science consisting largely of dubious “case histories” purporting to reveal the depraved sexual habits of various anonymous patients. In order to give an air of academic respectability and erudition to these masturbatory fantasies—thrilling adventure stories involving necrophilia, bestiality and handkerchief fetishism—the more exciting details were often given in vulgar Latin “in order to exclude the lay reader.” [6]
             Wiehe reels off a long list of Jewish sexologists who he claims were in the forefront of writing such salacious treatises that were no more than pornography masquerading as science. Drs Magnus Hirschfeld [7] and Ivan Bloch [8] were the star writers in this field, their books still read avidly today by a gullible public hungry for details of the bizarre, the kinky and the perverse. Here are some of their depressing titles:
        • Sittengeschichte des Lasters” (The History of Perversions)
        • Sittengeschichte des Schamlosigkeit” (The History of Shamelessness)
        • Bilderlexikon der Erotic” (Picture Lexicon of Eroticism)
        • Sittengischichte des Geheime und Verbotene” (The History of the Secret and the Forbidden)
        • Some of the titles published by Dr Magnus Hirschfeld’s Institute of Sexual Science in Berlin [9]: Aphrodisiacs; Prostitution; Sexual Catastrophes; Sexual Pathology; The Perverted.
             It is worth noting that one of the world’s worst serial killers, Peter Kürten (1883-05-26 – 1931-07-02) (aged 48) ['decapitation by guillotine']
        • 'The Vampire of Düsseldorf' 'Düsseldorf Monster'
        • 3rd eldest of 13 children
        • committed his first recorded murder in 1913, strangling a 9-year-old girl...during the course of a burglary
        • Kürten stated to Berg that his primary motive was one of sexual pleasure. The number of stab wounds varied because it sometimes took longer to achieve orgasm; the sight of blood was integral to his sexual stimulation as evidenced by his final words:
          Tell me—after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck?
          That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures.
        • In 1931, scientists attempted to examine irregularities in Kürten's brain in an attempt to explain his personality and behavior.
          His head was dissected and mummified and is currently on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.[3]
        ...committed all his crimes in Germany during the 1925-1930 period. Significantly, when asked what his primary motive for murder was, Kürten replied: “to strike back at an oppressive society.” [11]This was a society in which the serial killer was to become a popular icon, enough to create a whole genre of sensational sex crime literature.
             This was of course the heyday of the Weimar Republic when the German people lay completely under Jewish domination and when the first dress rehearsal for the later 'Sexual Revolution' of the 1960s was arguably being run.
             British historian Sir Arthur Bryant describes throngs of child prostitutes outside the doors of the great Berlin hotels and restaurants.
        Most of them—the night clubs and vice resorts—were owned and managed by Jews.
        And it was the Jews among the promoters of this trade who were remembered in after years. [13]
             There were no fewer than 17 different prostitute types in this Jew-created brothel city: eight outdoor types and nine indoor ones, each with their specialities and slang terminology.
        1. Kontroll Girls: legal prostitutes checked for venereal disease.
        2. Half-Silks: part-time amateurs with day jobs as office workers, secretaries and shopgirls; evening and weekend workers.
        3. Grasshoppers: lowly streetwalkers who gave handjobs and standup sex in dark alleys.
        4. Nuttes: Boyish teenage girls who worked for “pocket money” after school without their parents’ knowledge.
        5. Boot-girls: dominas (or dominatrices) in shiny patent leather boots who offered to stamp all over their clients.
        6. Tauentzien girls: Chic mother-and-daughter teams, fashionably dressed, who offered their services to men who wanted threesomes.
        7. Münzis: Heavily pregnant women who waited under lampposts (very expensive, since they offered an erotic speciality).
        8. Gravelstones: hideous hags with missing limbs, hunchbacks, midgets, and women with various deformities. “The most common German word for them was Kies. In other accounts, they were referred to as Steinhuren.” [16]
        9. Chontes: Low-grade Jewish prostitutes, mostly Polish, who picked up their clients in railway stations.
        10. Fohses (French argot for “vaginas”): Elegant females who discreetly advertised in magazines and newspapers as private masseuses and manicurists.
        11. Demi-castors (or “half-beavers”): Young women from good families who worked in high-class houses in the late afternoons and early evenings.
        12. Table-ladies: Ravishingly beautiful escorts of exotic appearance who came with the reserved table in an exclusive nightclub. Clients had to be fabulously rich in order to afford the cultured conversation of these high-class call girls who accompanied the caviar and champagne and who later unveiled their charms in a sumptuously furnished chamber of delights.
        13. Dominas: Leather-clad women, athletic and Amazonian, who specialized in whipping and erotic humiliation. They were often found in lesbian nightclubs which also catered for kinky males.
        14. Minettes (French for “female cats”): Exclusive call girls who offered S&M fantasy scenes, foot worship, bondage, and enforced transvestism. They worked in top class hotels.
        15. Race-horses: Masochistic prostitutes who let themselves be whipped in “schoolrooms” or “dungeons” liberally supplied with instruments of torture. Clients were carefully screened to make sure they didn’t go too far.
        16. Medicine’: Child prostitutes (age 12-16), so called because they were prescribed as “medicine” in pharmacies. All the client needed to do was tell the pharmacist how many years he had suffered from his ailment (e.g., 12), without mentioning what ailment it was, and request the color of the pill he preferred (e.g., red). He was then escorted to a cubicle where his “medicine” awaited him: a 12-year-old redhead.
        17. Telephone-girls (often billed as “virgins”): expensive child prostitutes (ages 12-17) ordered by telephone like a takeaway meal; the nymphettes were delivered by limousine or taxi.[17]
             Luigi Barzini, in his social memoir The Europeans, describes the saturnalian scene in the Tingel-Tangels or sleazy bordellos of sex-crazed Berlin in the 1920s, the Golden Age of the Jews:
        I saw pimps offering anything to anybody: little boys, little girls, robust young men, libidinous women, animals. The story went the rounds that a male goose whose neck you cut at just the right ecstatic moment would give you the most delicious frisson of all—as it allowed you to enjoy sodomy, bestiality, homosexuality, necrophilia and sadism at one stroke. Gastronomy too, as one could eat the goose afterwards. [18]
         
        Bars, amusement parks, honky-tonks sprang up like mushrooms. Along the entire Kurfürstendamm powdered and rouged men sauntered and they were not all professionals; every high school boy wanted to earn some money and in the dimly lit bars one might see government officials and men of the world of finance tenderly courting drunken sailors without any shame.
         
        Even the Rome of Suetonius had never known such orgies as the pervert balls of Berlin, where hundreds of men costumed as women and hundreds of women as men danced under the benevolent eyes of the police. In the collapse of all values a 'kind of madness gained hold'. Young girls bragged proudly of their perversion; to be sixteen and still under suspicion of virginity would have been a disgrace.
        [22]
         
             On 1933-04-08, the Main Office for Press and Propaganda of the German Student Union proclaimed a nationwide "Action against the Un-German Spirit", which was to climax in a literary purge or "cleansing" ("Säuberung") by fire. Local chapters were to supply the press with releases and commissioned articles, sponsor well-known Nazi figures to speak at public gatherings, and negotiate for radio broadcast time. On the 8th of April, the Student Union also drafted the Twelve Theses which deliberately evoked Martin Luther and the historic burning of "Un-German" books at the Wartburg festival on the 300th anniversary of the posting of Luther's 95 Theses (Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum). The theses called for a "pure" national language and culture. Placards publicized the theses, which attacked "Jewish intellectualism", asserted the need to "purify" German language and literature, and demanded that universities be centres of German nationalism. The students described the "action" as a response to a worldwide Jewish "smear campaign" against Germany...
        ...a Jew–whether ‘religious’ or ‘secular’–is the product of the most sophisticated form of mind control ever devised, and as such, no matter how much they may ‘assimilate’ in whatever Gentile country where they (symbolically) reside, as soon as they get ‘the call of the wild’ where their support is needed in protecting the ‘holy of holies’, i.e. the Jewish people or the Jewish state, in 11 out of 10 cases, they do it, and even in situations where even a blind man can see the truth of the matter.
        ...and an affirmation of traditional German values.
             On 1933-05-10, in an act of ominous significance, the students burned upwards of 25,000 volumes of "un-German" books, thereby presaging an era of uncompromising state censorship. In many university towns, nationalist students marched in torch lit parades against the "un-German" spirit. The scripted rituals of this night called for high Nazi officials, professors, rectors, and student leaders to address the participants and spectators. At the meeting places, students threw the pillaged, banned books into the bonfires with a great joyous ceremony that included live music, singing, "fire oaths," and incantations.
         
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        The era of extreme Jewish intellectualism is now at an end. The breakthrough of the German revolution has again cleared the way on the German path...The future German man will not just be a man of books, but a man of character. It is to this end that we want to educate you. As a young person, to already have the courage to face the pitiless glare, to overcome the fear of death, and to regain respect for death - this is the task of this young generation. And thus you do well in this midnight hour to commit to the flames the evil spirit of the past. This is a strong, great and symbolic deed - a deed which should document the following for the world to know - Here the intellectual foundation of the November Republic is sinking to the ground, but from this wreckage the phoenix of a new spirit will triumphantly rise.
        — Joseph Goebbels, Speech to the students in Berlin
         
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      • ...the first use of Faust's power after literally signing a contract with the devil is to 'fall in love with' and impregnate a teenage girl.[2] Goethe puts into the mouth of Mephistopheles:
        All that has achieved existence deserves to be destroyed. [5]
      ...Uwe Friedrichsen as Schüler.
           Faust hears a knock at his door while in his study. He tells the visitor to come in, and he hears the voice of Mephistopheles. Faust urges him to enter, but Mephistopheles tells him he must say “Come In” three times before he may enter. Once inside, Mephistopheles tells Faust that he will drive his sorrows away. Faust...tells Mephistopheles, “I am too old for mere amusement / and still too young to be without desire.” Faust tells him that he wakes with a horror in the morning and lives with it all day. The horror is that he cannot fulfill a “single wish” of his soul. He seeks vainly for rest and for God, but he finds neither. Even Death is not welcome, for Mephistopheles reminds him that he did not drink the poison that he concocted for his suicide. Faust curses all things of life and faith, and most of all he curses Patience (Πηνελόπεια).
      ['451 Patientia is the 15th-largest asteroid in the asteroid belt with a diameter of 225 km. It was discovered by French astronomer Auguste Charlois on 1899-12-04. It regularly reaches 11th magnitude in brightness, as in 2013-01-11 and 2017-12-12 when in favorable oppositions will be at magnitudes 10.7 and 10.4 respectively, very bright for a later-discovered minor planet.' Argument of perihelion ('nearest to its point of orbit, generally a star'): 340.0°]
           ...Mephistopheles then tells Faust that he has another way out of his depression. He tells Faust that if Faust will “travel at my side / and make your way through life with me,” then Faust will be his servant and slave, allowing him to glimpse all the secrets of the world that he now does not know. Faust asks what Mephistopheles will gain in return for his years of servitude, but Mephistopheles tries to avoid that question. Faust tells him that he knows he is dealing with a devil and that such hellish creatures do not often “do what is useful for another.” Mephistopheles tells him that he pledges to be his servant and slave “here and now” if Faust will then do the same for him in the world beyond.
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           Faust, without hesitation, tells him that the “beyond” he speaks of does not bother him at all. He wants to “smash this world to bits,” and he does not care what happens to the other world. He takes all his joy from the earth he now inhabits and wants to know all of its secrets, and whatever happens in the next world “is of no concern.” Mephistopheles is pleased with this answer and encourages him to “take the risk” and to commit his life to him. He promises to give to Faust “what no man has ever seen before.”
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           ..."if you bamboozle me with pleasure, / then let this be my final day! / This bet I offer you!” Mephistopheles eagerly agrees to the wager, and they shake on it. Mephistopheles, however, is not content with a simple handshake. He desires a legal, signed document to seal their fate. Faust finds it amusing that the devil would want a binding document and he is reluctant to give it at first, saying that he is a man who keeps his word. Mephistopheles wonders why Faust is so “hot” and angry and tells him “any scrap” of paper will do. All Faust has to do is sign it with a drop of his blood. Faust agrees and tells him that he should not be afraid that he will break his pact because he desires the knowledge of the spirits too much. He desires too much to see the miracles of the world and to experience “the lot of humankind” that he desires to “taste within my deepest self. / I want to seize the highest and the lowest / to load its woe and bliss upon my breast / and thus expand my single self titanically.”
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           Mephistopheles then has a brief change of heart, telling Faust that perhaps he should find a “poet” to help guide him through the world. The passions of the poet are very similar to his own and if he were to find such a man, he might call him “Mr. Microcosm.” Faust assures him that he has “hoarded all the treasures, / the wealth of human intellect, in vain” and that he knows for sure that his only salvation will come through supernatural means.
           However, he must first deal with his student who has come prepared for a lesson. The Devil tells him that he will deal with the boy, and, donning the scholar’s cap and gown, he tells Faust that he will dispense with the student in “15 minutes’ time.” Faust leaves. Mephistopheles, speaking only to himself, divulges his secret plan. He says that he will “drag” Faust “through the wasteland of mediocrity. / Let him wriggle, stiffen, wade through slime, let food and drink by dangled by his lips / to bait his hot, insatiate appetite.” In the end, Faust will tell the Devil that he has been satisfied, and he will then “perish miserably.”
           ...He once again takes on the guise of the Devil and tells him that medicine is easy: “You study through the great and little world, / in order in the end to let things be / exactly as the Lord desires.” Medicine is vain, and the only way to be “the man of the hour” is to become familiar with women and to give them pleasure. The Student likes this train of thought and asks to “drink more deeply from your wisdom,” to which the devil obliges. He signs the Student’s autograph book “Eritis sicut Deus, scientes bonum et malum” ('You will be like God, knowing Good from Evil'). The Devil tells him finally to “Follow the ancient words and also my cousin the / snake. / That godlike spark will have you quaking / soon enough.” Faust enters, and the scene ends with both leaving the room in a “fiery air” that takes them from the earth.
      ['Faust is irrevocably corrupted and believes his sins cannot be forgiven; when the term ends, the Devil carries him off to Hell.']
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      • Sheol (שְׁאוֹל — "underworld", "Hades"; "grave")
      • Abaddon (אֲבַדּוֹן — "doom", "perdition")
      • Be'er Shachat (בְּאֵר שַׁחַת — "pit of corruption")
      • Tit ha-Yaven (טִיט הַיָוֵן — "clinging mud")
      • Sha'are Mavet (שַׁעֲרֵי מָוֶת — "gates of death")
      • Tzalmavet (צַלמָוֶת — "shadow of death")
      • Gehenna (γέεννα; deriv. from Heb. גֵיהִנוֹם, Gehinnom — "valley of Hinnom"; "Tartarus", "Purgatory")
      • Azazel (עֲזָאזֵל, compd. of ez עֵז: "goat" + azal אָזַל: "to go away" — "goat of departure", "scapegoat"; "entire removal", "damnation")
      • Dudael (דּוּדָאֵל — lit. "cauldron of God")
      • Tehom (תְהוֹם — "abyss"; "sea", "deep ocean")
      • Tophet (תֹּפֶת or תוֹפֶת — "fire-place", "place of burning", "place to be spit upon"; "inferno")
      • Tzoah Rotachat (צוֹאָה רוֹתֵחַת — "boiling excrement")
      • Mashchit (מַשְׁחִית — "destruction", "ruin")
      • Dumah (דוּמָה — "silence")
      • Neshiyyah (נְשִׁיָּה — "oblivion", "Limbo")
      • Bor Shaon (בּוֹר שָׁאוֹן — "cistern of sound")
      • Eretz Tachtit (אֶרֶץ תַּחְתִּית — "lowest earth").
      • Haguel (Eth.: ሀጉለ — "(place of) destruction", "loss", "waste")
       
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    • Schwarz Rot Gold ['Black Red Gold'] (1982–1996, TV series)
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    Jonathan Cainer (1957-12-18 – 2016-05-02) (aged 58) ['suspected heart attack'] was a British astrologer. He wrote astrological predictions six days a week for the Daily Mail, and forecasts for three Australian newspapers, the Sydney Daily Telegraph, the Melbourne Herald Sun and the Perth Sunday Times. Cainer's predictions were also published in Hello, the Auckland Sunday News, the Botswana Echo and Misty Magazine (Japan). It has been estimated that (daily) over 12 million people read his predictions.[2]
     
    Cainer was born and grew up in Surbiton[1][3] (then in Surrey), 1 of 7 children of David who worked at Barclays Bank and Ruth...
    'the Moabitess ['13th century BC–c. 400 BC'], the great-grandmother of David.'
    'tells of Ruth's accepting the God of the Israelites as her God and the Israelite people as her own'
    'The book is held in esteem by Jews who fall under the category of Jews-by-choice, as is evidenced by the considerable presence of Boaz in rabbinic literature.'
    Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.
    Your people will be my people and your God my God.
    Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried.
    May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.

    ...who was a medical secretary and spiritual healer. Aged 13, he followed his mother to Leeds where he attended Allerton Grange School... Cainer had 6 children.
     
    When you need the answer to a specific question, you can receive a 3-card Tarot reading from me. It will last between 10 and 15 minutes and it is as if I am in the same room with you.
    A tarot reading currently costs just £5.95
    I had to help put out yet another Ophiuchus (Ὀφιοῦχος "serpent-bearer") fire. I cannot tell you how ancient it makes me feel...
    (The 13th Sign)
    Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was formerly referred to as Serpentarius and Anguitenens.
    Right ascension: 17
    Family: Hercules
     
    Claudius Ptolemy (Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Claudius Ptolemaeus; c. AD 100 – c. 170) was a Greco-Egyptian writer, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology.[3][4]
     
    The Almagest (Μαθηματικὴ Σύνταξις) ['consists of 13 sections, called books'] is the only surviving comprehensive ancient treatise on astronomy. Babylonian astronomers had developed arithmetical techniques for calculating astronomical phenomena; Greek astronomers such as Hipparchus had produced geometric models for calculating celestial motions. Ptolemy, however, claimed to have derived his geometrical models from selected astronomical observations by his predecessors spanning more than 800 years, though astronomers have for centuries suspected that his models' parameters were adopted independently of observations.[22] Ptolemy presented his astronomical models in convenient tables, which could be used to compute the future or past position of the planets.[23] The Almagest also contains a star catalogue, which is a version of a catalogue created by Hipparchus.
     
    His Planetary Hypotheses went beyond the mathematical model of the Almagest to present a physical realization of the universe as a set of nested spheres,[26] in which he used the epicycles of his planetary model to compute the dimensions of the universe.
     
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    Ptolemy has been referred to as “a pro-astrological authority of the highest magnitude”.[32] His astrological treatise, a work in four parts, is known by the Greek term Tetrabiblos (Τετράβιβλος), or the Latin equivalent Quadripartitum: ‘Four Books’. Ptolemy's own title is unknown, but may have been the term found in some Greek manuscripts: Apotelesmatika (Ἀποτελεσματικά), roughly meaning 'Astrological Outcomes,' 'Effects' or ‘Prognostics’.[33][34] As a source of reference, the Tetrabiblos is said to have "enjoyed almost the authority of a Bible among the astrological writers of 1,000 years or more".[35]
     
    Much of the content of the Tetrabiblos was collected from earlier sources; Ptolemy's achievement was to order his material in a systematic way, showing how the subject could, in his view, be rationalized. It is, indeed, presented as the second part of the study of astronomy of which the Almagest was the first, concerned with the influences of the celestial bodies in the sublunar sphere. Thus explanations of a sort are provided for the astrological effects of the planets, based upon their combined effects of heating, cooling, moistening, and drying.
     
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    Οἶδ’ ὅτι θνατὸς ἐγὼ καὶ ἐφάμερος· ἀλλ’ ὅταν ἄστρων
    ἰχνεύω πυκινὰς ἀμφιδρόμους ἕλικας,
    οὐκέτ’ ἐπιψαύω γαίης ποσίν, ἀλλὰ παρ’ αὐτῷ
    Ζηνὶ διοτρεφέος πίμπλαμαι ἀμβροσίης.
    -- The ‘Ptolemy’ Epigram: A Scholion on the Preface of the Syntaxis
     
    I am mortal—the thing of a day;
    I know it.
    And yet when I trace
    The stars in their spirals and rings,
    as they turn and return overhead,
    My feet are no more upon earth;
    I sit down in the heavenly place;
    I partake at the table of Zeus in (ambrosia) the food of the gods ['immortality'];
    and am fed.

    -- ἐπίγραμμα
     
    Remember, remember, oh son of Man, these things which I shew you, and speak them, for the time is short.
     
    The perversions of water, and of fire. The filth of the air, and of the earth. These bringeth about destruction. And out of the ashes riseth Abaddon.
     
    While the peoples of the earth eat, drink, and make merry, taking no thought, nor acting to live. For death reigneth over all that is seen.
     
    And I did look and see, and that which I beheld was a reflection of my self, writ large upon the fabric of the world. And I stood and gazed upon dark places.
     
    The great motion stills, and shifts direction. The time of the harvest beginneth. Men falleth to the earth as wheat stalks hewn expertly. Wide swaths pattern the earth, as was foretold.
     
    The things that are of no consequence, fade as mist before the warmth of the rising sun.
     
    And I spoke what was put into my mouth, and it was a sword vanquishing the reavers of men. And I thought and felt what was put into my mind, and my heart, and it was a fiery nectar, sustaining all.
     
    The unmaking of the world that is known, cometh before the transformation into the world that is promised. God bringeth about this holy and loving birth.
     
    -- Birth Unto Eternal Life [2011-04-06 10:12]

     
    I have seen in a vision, between wakefulness and sleep, a taste of the power that comes, and shall manifest in the lives and beings of the faithful.
     
    It was all intense, crystal clear imagery, exultant energy and expressiveness. The power to do and accomplish swiftly, perfectly, completely.
     
    There were echoes of manifestation which rippled and continued to fold and work as they resounded from initial works and thoughts.
     
    Every direction I turned and glanced was a panoramic sight unto a fantastic distance, and yet was clear and close as within the same room.
     
    The vivid colors, the lightning fast changes and movements which appeared in normal time, brought joy and excitement in participation.
     
    I created, and was created, and it was the same.
    Unfolding. Blossoming. Becoming. Become.
     
    And I wept with joy, in my briefly quickened state, and I was without sorrow or regret for all I had suffered on my journey to this place, a moment in eternity, a sip from the sacred waters.
     
    And behold, it is known that the arrival is through the tragic journey of the world.
     
    Thus is God known unto Man. And He to Him.
     
    The song of the awakening, resounds through the opening gate.
     
    The wizened seekers, invigorated as with renewing youth, move by faith unto fate, and bear witness to eternal Truth.
     
    The heavens, and their bodies and beings, circle and cycle in a pattern most sublime, but it remains for you to discover and know the complimentary movements which align the stars in your mind.
     
    -- Creating and Created [2011-08-23 09:21]

     
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    In the softness and stillness of the twilit gathering...and pondering...dreaming...and breathing...
     
    I am connected to all things present...and a focus (vortex) in the center of my space. I feel the tremendous weight of matter and energy to a great distance, being drawn from chaos into harmonious flow.
     
    So much so that those who walk this world unthinking, cannot bear my presence below. I am a song of glory and triumph, which shattereth the structures of hell...built and molded, by nightmare echoes...from the hearts and minds of the damned. And too their witless servants, those cowards who look not to heaven, though trumpets sound, and the blazing light of day heats their backs, and heads.
     
    Yea, I am one with the motion of the stars, and the planets, circling and cycling about centers within streams.
     
    And within me, blood flows by the heart which pumps it. Thoughts resonate in the fires of mind with the ether all around. The very charged elements of mortal existence, positive and negative, move with the speed of thought small distances...but my thoughts traverse the world...and the universe...both seen and unseen alike...in an ever-present instant.
     
    All is motion. Yet there is stillness.
     
    All is Light. And yet the Darkness remains.
     
    Life flourishes. But Death encroaches, when Evil disrupts the Holy design.
     
    Ye have no concept of the Power revealed to right the wrongs which hath come.
     
    -- Forging of the Blade of Spirit [2013-09-21 11:20]

 
 
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