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In 1985 Robert Stanley, a journalist and publisher of UNICUS magazine, was hiking through the Santa Monica mountains that range across the Ventura-Los Angeles County line, when he noticed many unnatural looking formations in the gulches and on the peaks of the area he was in. After researching the history of the area, Stanley discovered the local Chumash Indians had a legend concerning “The First People”, who arrived in the mountainous area long before the Chumash, the first settlement being placed at near 3,000 BC.

The Chumash claim the first inhabitants were called the Mu, and had been wiped out in an enormous flood. They allegedly left behind crystalline sculptures of strange animals and other representations that were found in caves.

All of this strangely parallels the legend of Lemuria, The Lost Continent of the Pacific. It has long been a belief of Geologists and oceanographers that at the end of the last Ice Age, the Malibu sea level would have been at least 200 feet lower than at present, leaving the area between the Santa Monicas and the Channel Islands as an open lowland.

It is beyond dispute that ancient peoples did live in the area, as the oldest recorded human remains in North America, were those of the Channel Islands Woman, dated at 13,000 years old.

Stanley maintains that Lemuria and the Mu were part of the Santa Monicas ancient past and is the expert on this site. He regularly leads explorations of both professionals and laypeople through the area, hoping to find even more proof of the existence of these ancient people, however he will not reveal the most peculiar features in the area, fearing vandalism and curiosity collectors will damage the site.

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If you are new to the conspiracy theorist life, you may have come across veiled references to the Bildebergers

Well, it seems that even the High Criminals of Commerce and International Manipulation have found out the perks of publicity.  For their 2008 meeting, they actually issued a Press Release, that you can read at http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?ChannelID=117

Bildeberg Attendee List for 2008

http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2008/06/bildeberg-atten.html

Okay, so you come up with the idea that lenders need to help those with home mortgages that are upside down, or even predatory in nature, and you say you are going to help people stay in their homes and any bank that took bail out money needs to comply and work with the borrowers… Yet then you will only consider Freddie and Fannie backed loans?

This is ridiculous! You do realize that while Freddie and Fannie might have around 60% of the loans out there, that leaves 40% of people in the exact same position out in the cold?

My loan(s) happen to be in the 40%. I’m stuck here with a 1st and 2nd that I need help with and you’re grand plan doesn’t do a damn thing address the issue.

My “interest only” loan goes up by $1000 in November. I can barely pay the amount as it stands now, at $2000, because the industry I work in is tanking and no one wants to pay a living wage to freelancers any more. No retainers, just piece meal work that doesn’t pay regularly or that much.

WHEN are you and your cabinet, the senate and the congress going to look at anything outside of Freddie and Fannie (ah – both government entities as it were anyway) and truly get with the program?

Boston Latin officials seek to quash ‘vampire’ rumors

March 26, 2009 04:43 PM
By Martin Finucane and Maria Cramer, Globe Staff

A school administrator wants to set the record straight: There are no vampires at Boston Latin.

The headmaster of the prestigious exam school took the unusual step today of sending a notice to faculty, students, and parents saying that “rumors involving ‘vampires'” had begun spreading through the building Wednesday, causing disruption and anxiety for a number of students.

Lynne Mooney Teta asked everyone’s help in calming the school community down.

“I seek your cooperation in redirecting your energy toward the learning objectives of the day. Please do not sensationalize or discuss these rumors,” she said.

She also said she was concerned that some students’ safety might be jeopardized because of the rumors, and asked students to report if any student is being harassed.

“At no time was anyone’s safety in jeopardy,” she said.

A law enforcement official with knowledge of the case said a group of girls at the school had been bullying at least one other student who likes to dress in the style known as “Goth.”

The official said the girls began spreading a rumor that the student was a would-be vampire, who had cut someone’s neck and sucked the person’s blood.

When Boston police went to the school Wednesday for an unrelated matter, that only fueled the rumor as students began speculating that the so-called “vampire” was being arrested.

The headmaster’s notice, which was addressed to faculty and students and forwarded to parents, did not say exactly what the rumors were. Teta’s office referred questions to a Boston schools spokesman.

Chris Horan, a spokesman for the Boston Public Schools, would not confirm reports of bullying.

“My understanding is [Teta] got reports that the teenage rumor mill … was getting out of hand and she wanted to help the teachers and students and families put an end to it and get back to the business of teaching and learning,” Horan said.

Officer Eddy Chrispin, a Boston police spokesman, said police went to the school Wednesday after hearing that some students were spreading rumors.

“We did go over there and speak to some of the students and quelled the rumors that were going and kind of told them the effect those rumors could have on the rest of the student population,” he said. [Chrispin could use some help with the English language. A “spokesperson” should at least sound halfway intelligent. ed]

Teen interest in vampires has surged in recent months with the release of “Twilight,” the first movie from a popular Stephenie Meyer book series. Last weekend, “Twilight” sleepover parties were held in many US cities coinciding with the DVD release of the movie, starring teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson.

The prestigious Boston Latin public school was founded in 1635, and its students have included Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, John Hancock, Louis Farrakhan, Sumner Redstone, and Nat Hentoff.

Megan Woolhouse of the Globe staff contributed to this report.

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Okay – that’s the story. But for the best part of this, you should read the comments. I laughed myself silly! http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/03/boston_latin_of.html?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed4

Once you enter Death Valley California, you have your choice of various places to visit. One of the most obvious being the Ubehebe volcanic crater at the north end of the valley, and then there are the extensive lava beds around the area, and the Joshua Trees have their fans as well….

But for the truly adventurous, keep an eye out, as you start the short loop that leads to the volcano, and you will see a track receding to the southwest, with an unassuming sign post that reads “The Racetrack – 27”. Follow that road and after 27 miles of slow driving over washboard gravel, you will be rewarded by entry into “The Rock Racing” area, and the Grandstand, which is the uplifted bedrock that stretches to the base of the bare mountains that surround it.

When you step onto the dry lake bed, first you may notice the countless fingers of tiny cracks, stretching to the horizon. Then you will begin to notice a beige smear, here and there, across the dry sand. But this is a prelude to the main event, follow the Park Services signs, walking for about ten minutes to find the Grandstand, a 100 by 500 foot natural outcropping, left behind when the lake receded, leaving this island high and dry.

Now, make the three mile walk southeast to the beginning of the racetrack, and you will find the main attraction. As you get further across the lake bed, you will find hundreds of very scattered rocks.

Among the rocks, you will see smears in the sand. They run straight, jagged and even cross over one another or turn back on their own path, and most of those smears lead to a rock.  A racing rock.

Since the rocks seem to move at a glacial pace, there have been no confirmed reports of any one actually having seen them move. Since camping is not allowed in the park, it may never be possible for a human to actually witness the racing first hand. But if you would like to be a witness of the strange rock race in Death Valley, please remember that moving rocks is unfair and spoils the fun, and is also a heavily fined breach of decorum with the Rangers.

Geology.com has pictures and some well-based scientific theories on what is happening here. But as even the authors of the article agree, “Perhaps this story will remain more interesting if the real answer is never discovered!”

The Original GH! Now you can watch GH episodes when you feel like it, with a handy Widget from SciFi.com.

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I love Buffalo Wings. This is strange to me, because when they first became the rage, I didn’t want a thing to do with them. Why take the time and energy to eat a wing? Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing, right? There’s not much meat on there, and they sure aren’t going to constitute a meal.

Well, I finally broke the wing barrier and tried one. I tried a couple at different places. I started to become addicted, but only to certain wings. I have my favorites. I like the ones from Uncle Ernie’s in Chatsworth, CA. I don’t care for the ones at Papa John’s. I Like Pizza Hut’s okay.

But I found a recipe online that I had to try and now it’s going to be a staple on my party food list. Frank’s Red Hots has a recipe for Buffalo Wing Dip! That’s right – no actual wing bones to deal with, either. 🙂

Of course, you can use any brand of wing sauce you like, and at whatever heat level you like. I used the Kroger brand wing sauce in medium heat. It is just easier for me to copy and paste the ingredient list and directions in the original from the web, than to type them by hand.

You may notice that you can do a blue cheese or a ranch version of this dip. I haven’t tried the blue cheese yet, but please comment if you try it and like it!

Buffalo Wing Dip

Ingredients:

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup any flavor FRANK’S® REDHOT® Sauce
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese OR shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cans (9.75 oz. each) SWANSON® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained. (You can also use just one 13.4 ounce can, which is what I had on hand.)

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.

2.Mix in salad dressing, Frank’s RedHot Sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken.

3. Bake 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers, potato chips, tortilla chips, french bread rounds or vegetables.

Special Tips;

1.Microwave Directions: Prepare as above. Place in microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 5 min. until hot, stirring halfway through cooking.

2.Tips: You may substitute 2 cups shredded cooked chicken.

3.Slow Cooker Method: Combine ingredients as directed above. Place mixture into small slow cooker. Cover pot. Heat on HIGH setting for 1 1/2 hours until hot and bubbly or on LOW setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir.

4.Tailgating Tip: Prepare dip ahead and place in heavy disposable foil pan. Place pan on grill and heat dip until hot and bubbly.