Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ahir, últim dia de març

Gràfic temperatures del passat mes de març

Precipitació de març

Comencem l'abril amb un cel ben tapat, una borrasca ens està creuant amb unes pressions molt baixes que de moment dona un plugim aquí dalt a Cerdanya.
Dades meteorològiques d’avui a Puigcerdà, a les 8 del matí 
 Temperatura actual: 4'7ºC 
Màxima d’ahir: 15'9ºC
 Mínima d’avui: 4'6ºC 
Pressió atmosfèrica: 997 hp
 Humitat ambient: 74% 
Humitat mínima d'ahir: 22% a les 16.03 h
 Pluja en 24 h: 0'6 mm 
Estat del cel: 6/8 de cel tapat 
Visibilitat:  Regular 
Cop de vent màxim: SSW de 15'5 km/h
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Introducing the Invalid ISBN System

We're pleased to help introduce a revolutionary new identifier system for ebooks, based on a new numeric identifier, the Invalid ISBN (or InvIS BN, for short). InvIS BN works together with the legacy ISBN system (ISBN Classic) to extend identity to ebooks without all the hassle and expense of the real thing.

InvIS BN takes advantage of two of the ISBN system's fatal flaws
  1. ISBN Classic wastes nine out of ten perfectly good numbers.
  2. ISBN Classic ignores the error-producing power of real users.
Humans have been shown to have a 1% error rate in transcribing digits. As a result, they have a 9.6% error in transcribing 10-digit ISBNs; the shift to 13 digit ISBN has increased this rate to 12.3%. As a result, many ISBNs in circulation are incorrect. While the so-called "check digit" helps to expose these errors, there is no way to correct an error once made.

The InvIS BN system, by contrast, collects these human errors in a registry, allowing them to be fixed. But most potential ISBNs are still unused, despite a growing need to identify the proliferating digital versions of books. For example, the recent acquisition of Goodreads by Amazon has caused the death of millions of ISBNs, all of which will have to be replaced somehow.

Toxic leftovers from ISBN mining.
Similarly, the Economist has noted that ebooks will cause the demise of ISBN, resulting in renewed demand for viable identifiers. Invis BN will help meet this demand.

InvIS BNs are salvaged from the 77.7% of numbers which are unused by valid or mistaken Classic ISBNs. They will be available, for free, from the website, now under construction.

The InvIS BN system is expected to have huge environmental benefits. The current ISBN system leaves huge piles of toxic numerical "tailings" in the regions where ISBNs are mined. These tailings are now being recycled into useful identifiers.

Arual Noswad, Mayor of Invalid, Texas, the town at the center of the American ISBN mining region and namesake of the new system, welcomes the new developments. "If you don't use this, I will break you" she threatened an innocent reporter.

Invalid, Texas was incorporated in 1948 due to a data entry error. By a quirk of our modern technology it cannot be found using modern GPS systems, which has resulted in a boom for data-security related business.

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Hola a todos.

Tras unos días tranquilos en nuestra comarca, vuelve el movimiento meteorológico con un cambio radical, ya que el día 1 de abril, lunes de pascua. la lluvia va a ser la protagonista sin duda, sobre todo la primera mitad del día.

Pero lo más interesante es que podemos tener tormentas algo potentes en nuestra comarca a partir de mediodía. Estas tormentas podrían dejar 20 mm en 30 minutos. Por ello meteocat nos ha puesto aviso amarillo. Toda Cataluña está en aviso por este fenómeno y también por el viento que será fuerte en los dos extremos del territorio.

Y atención porque estofex nos ha puesto nivel 1 de severidad en casi toda Cataluña, entrando nuestra comarca en el radio de acción de esta posibilidad. Veremos como se desarrolla el epiodio, pero podemos tener buenos festivales tormentosos.

Por supuesto, nuestros cazadores de tormentas ya están en alerta, con sus cámaras preparadas para realizar las cazas de las mejores imágenes que nos pueden dejar estas tormentas en nuestra zona.

En la imagen del satélite a la 1 de la madrugada podemos ver el frente responsable de este cambio de tiempo, que nos llega este lunes.

Nada más, recordad que podéis seguir nuestras informaciones y cazas de tormentas en tiempo real a través de nuestra página en facebook y en twitter. Los enlaces los tenéis en la parte superior derecha del blog.

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Welsh media report and investigate genuine story shocker!

Today’s Wales on Sunday has a story about the Discretionary Assistance Fund – formerly the Social fund now under the control of the Welsh Government that those on low incomes and reliant on benefits who fall on hard times can apply to in emergencies that is being managed by a US hedge fund.

Concerns have been raised and some concessions have been won such as a free phone number rather than a 0845 no, but the 18 page application form remains and it raises questions about the Welsh Government’s procurement process and who exactly is making the decisions to award contracts to companies like Northgate Information Services who are in it to make a profit at the expense of the most vulnerable in Welsh society.

It also makes a mockery of the stated aim of the Welsh Government to use procurement to help the Welsh economy when the outlook remains difficult for families and business.

No surprises that Labour, Plaid Cymru and Lib Dems are quiet on the matter hoping the baby eating Tories will get the blame rather than the Welsh Labour Government who will wriggle out of responsibility, but when they get back from recess this should be a priority for the opposition to try get some answers.

The full story is HERE  

UPDATE it appears the Wales on Sunday relied heavily on this Bevan Foundation article from the beginning of March for their 'exclusive' - so much for investigating and reporting of welsh politics, it's back to business as usual for the media.
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Lord Carey's trumpet call to Britons

Lord Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury, sounded a trumpet call yesterday which must resound in all sections of society, throughout Britain. He wrote in the Daily Mail:
"As David Cameron knows, I am very suspicious that behind the [legislative] plans to change the nature of marriage, which come before the House of Lords soon, there lurks an aggressive secularist and relativist approach towards an institution that has glued society together for time immemorial."
Lord Carey went on to say that the Government threatens:
" ... to empty marriage of its fundamental religious and civic meaning as an institution orientated towards the upbringing of children.

"If this is not enough, the legislation fails to provide any protection for religious believers in employment who cannot subscribe to the new meaning of marriage. There will be no exemptions for believers who are registrars. They can expect to be sacked if they cannot, in all conscience, support same-sex marriage.

"Strong legal opinion also suggests that Christian teachers, who are required to teach about marriage, may face disciplinary action if they cannot express agreement with the new politically-correct orthodoxy ... "
May Lord Carey's trumpet sound in the hearts of fellow bishops, Anglican and Catholic, to whom we look to lead Christians and the people of Britain against same-sex legislation which discriminates against children by institutionalising motherless and fatherless families.

May Lord Carey's trumpet sound in the hearts of teachers, headteachers, school governors, and parents who must fight for their fundamental right to teach children about the unchanging nature of marriage as the permanent exclusive union of one man and one woman, a right that threatens to be destroyed by Cameron's legislation.

May Lord Carey's trumpet sound in the hearts of time-serving "Catholic" politicians who are prepared to betray families and children for generations to come for their short-term political advantage - and to betray the founder of their faith, Jesus Christ, who said: ""Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife and the two shall become one ... "

May Lord Carey's trumpet sound, above all, in the hearts of the ordinary citizens of this country. There is one thing which can beat Cameron and his plan to destroy the family: and that's local leadership. The fundamental group unit of society is not the State; it's not Her Majesty's Government - which has no right to redefine marriage. . The fundamental group unit is the family based upon the marriage of a man and a woman. The State has a duty to serve and protect natural marriage and recognise its primacy, not redefine it.

SPUC and the Coalition for Marriage can beat their drums; we can win the arguments in our briefings, in our public meetings, and in the growing scholarly evidence that same-sex marriage destabilises marriage and family life. But what we need now is local leadership in the towns and villages and cities of Britain, local leaders who will take the message about the terrible threat to marriage and the family to their fellow citizens. Without such local leadership we are wasting our sweetness on the desert air.

SPUC needs leaders to organize leafleting in 120 targeted constituencies. Please pass this message on, sound Lord Carey's trumpet, and let us know if you will help - by leafleting homes, door-to-door, in targeted areas close to you.

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31/3/2013: Structural Reforms in Ireland: Far From Best-in-Class

Some interesting charts from the ECON review of the peripheral countries' structural reforms implementation during the crisis (full report is available here):

Note that by both measures, Ireland is not the 'best pupil in the class':

  • By unadjusted metric, we are second in the 'class' in terms of responsiveness rate, but
  • Once adjusting for the difference in reforms implemented and underlying conditions, we are only in the fifth (note: ECON chart is taken from the chart produced by the OECD, reproduced below which clearly shows our position to be worse than that of Italy)

In part, the above is driven by the fact that we have started our reforms earlier than other countries, hence, for example, in terms of labour market changes, we have most of the gains in the Gross Value Added per hour worked peaking in 2009-2010. Also, notice that our performance relative to other peripherals has deteriorated in 2011-2012 and is expected to remain there in 2013.

In part, however, the adjusted score is driven by structural differences in reforms adopted. And this implies that per OECD we are still ranked only fifth in the peripheral economies group when it comes to the adjusted scores over the broader period of 2009-2010 to 2011-2012:

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Previsión semana 1-4 de abril de 2013

Venga, se acabó marzo, el lluvioso, a ver cómo es abril... de momento dejamos los temas de rumorología y nos centramos en la meteorología, ya habrá tiempo de poner más datos en los próximos días.

Marzo ha acabado en la línea de cómo ha sido, con días de lluvia, nubes y buenos ratos de sol, incluso con un día  totalmente primaveral como está siendo hoy.

Las temperaturas máximas han sido suaves, con unos 15ºC en Eriste y Campo, rondando los 7ºC en Ampriu, y acercándose a 10ºC en el resto de estaciones que seguimos.

Mínimas algo más frescas hoy domingo, gracias a que se quedó sereno. Destacan los -2,6ºC de Ampriu, o el -1ºC de Eriste. Menos frío en la zona occidental.

Llovió bastante el viernes, con alegría por la tarde, acumulando más de 20 litros en Campo, Formigal y Candanchú, y algo menos en el resto. Nevó por encima de unos 2.000msnm, y luego hizo algo de viento.

Parece que vamos a tener un cambio en el tiempo de cara a finales de semana, si bien los primeros días de la misma van a seguir esta tendencia de días lluviosos y grises intercalados con otros más soleados. Eso sí, un poquitín más de frío, que podría ser destacable de cara al fin de semana.

Parece, como ya no recuerdo dónde decía, que se va a cortar al pasillo de bajas presiones que, viniendo desde el W, nos han estado dejando el tiempo tan movido. Tras el paso de la última baja, entre miércoles y jueves por la mañana, el anticiclón ascenderá por el atlántico aislando esa baja en el Mediterráneo y provocando una entrada de vientos de NE que ocasionarán un descenso en las temperaturas apreciable (del orden de 6-8ºC, aunque habrá que afinarlo).

De forma posterior es posible que las bajas reestablezcan la circulación de W, pero a latitudes más altas.

Por el momento:

Lunes día 1 de Abril: Gris ya desde esta tarde, con precipitaciones frecuentes a ratos de intensidad moderada, cesando por la tarde con algunos posibles claros. Cota de nieve a unos 1.600msnm. Temperaturas un poco más bajas. Vientos de sur flojos, girando a W a últimas horas.

Martes día 2: Variable, con alguna precipitación débil a primeras horas, más posibles al norte. Por la tarde más sol. Cota de nieve bajando a unos 1.300msnm. Temperaturas un poco más bajas. Viento de W flojo, pudiendo entrar algo de N a última hora, moderado.

Miércoles día 3: Mañana y mediodía soleado, con más nubes por la tarde por el aproximamiento de esa baja que comentábamos. A última hora podría caer algo, débil. Cota de nieve a unos 1.500msnm. Temepraturas con pocos cambios. Vientos flojos.

Jueves día 4: Mañana más gris, con precipitaciones débiles, entrando viento de N y quedando más despejado salvo al norte. Cota de nieve bajando algo por debajo de los 1.000msnm. Temperaturas más bajas. Vientos flojos entrando N a los largo del día, moderado.

El finde pinta frío y ventosos, pudiendo nevar por el fondo del valle. Hay bastante unanimidad en los modelos, así que se prevé una entrada fría típica de primavera.

Ya lo iremos concretando en: @meteobenas




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Primo temporale stagionale

Ecco il primo temporale della stagione 2013 l'entrata del favonio dalle ore 17 ha generato una dry line sulla pedemontana bergamasca e bresciana in discesa fino al cremasco sulla convergenza tra aria umida richiamata da est e aria secca favonica da nord. Ecco il fronte in entrata su Bergamo con virghe e rovesci di grandine sulla parte ovest della città. Any source

31 de març de 2013 Jornada variable

Jornada variable amb nuvolades que han anat guanyat terreny fins a deixar el cel força cobert. Les mínimes han estat entre -0,5ºC i 7º a les valls i al voltant dels -5ºC a alta muntanya. Les màximes han arribat als 16º al fons de les valls, al voltant dels 10º a mitja muntanya i entre 2º i 5º a alta muntanya. El port de la Bonaigua torna a estar tancat per risc d'allaus.

Resum mensual de precipitació:
Esterri A. 66mm
Planes de Son 74mm
Llagunes 152,4mm
Farrera 120,8mm
Port Ainé 208,2mm
Quanca 83,6mm
Espot 1959m 69,2mm
Llessui 115,2mm
Sort 117mm
Alins 62,6mm
E. Gento 152mm
Capdella 139,2mm
Estaron 83,4mm Any source

31/3/2013: Are European Brahmins Cypriot crisis-free?

In an Orwelian Universe that is the EU, the rules are different for different castes... the Brahmins are, obviously, the top of the pile. Not surprisingly, amidst deposits outflows from Cyprus immediately prior to the EU sanctioned expropriations, there are strands of Cypriot Brahmins rushing out of their banks. Here's the report by Rossija 24 - Russian news agency on the topic:

 via a tweet:

Let's translate verbatim the above:

"Greek press has found compromising material on Cypriot President. According to the Greek media sources, few days before the Eurogroup decision to bail-in deposits, relatives of President Nicos Anastasiades took emergency steps to save their funds. The issue concerns the amount of EUR21 million in funds. A company, which belongs to the relatives of the President, transfered these funds from Laiki bank to London, as reported by the Rossija 24 TV channel. The Laiki Bank is currently undergoing restructuring, and haircuts on clients' funds can reach up to 80 percent."

We should note, of course, that this is just one report, albeit here is a Cypriot press report from just 30 minutes ago covering the same: and Greek reports: and and .

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31/3/2013: Unique Ireland? Why not... per IMF working paper...

Here's an interesting case of Ireland's uniqueness:

Eyraud, Luc and Moreno Badia, Marialuz, "Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe" [(February 2013). IMF Working Paper No. 13/46] paper looks at the re-distribution of spending between national and sub-national governments within the EU over time, covering the period of the crisis. Due to the size of the banking sector measures and their impact on the Government budgets in Ireland, the paper excludes Ireland from the dataset when running analysis.

In other words, we are so out of line with the rest of Europe in terms of resources we threw at the banks during the crisis, that our data is no longer meaningfully comprable to the rest of EU.

Here are two charts illustrating this 'uniqueness':

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ED Noor: Queen of the Night Skies and Stars, the ancient Egyptian goddess Nut is seem everywhere in recovered tombs 
But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your God, which ye made to yourselves. ~ Amos 5:26

Every man and woman is a star. ~ Aleister Crowley The Book of the Law
ED Noor: Or, in the infamous words of the infamous "artist" Andy Warhol:

Few who are knowledgeable dispute the fact that for satanists, occultists and other Illuminists, the symbol of the star has vast significance. Whether five-pointed in shape, six-pointed, or in some other configuration, the star is a premier symbol of the Devil.

Illuminists and witches claim that the pentagram, a five-pointed star with one point upward (ascendant) is useful for "White Magic" rituals and spells. The inverted pentagram (five-pointed star) is widely used by hard-core Satan worshippers. When the two points are aimed upward (ascendant), it is said to indicate "Black Magic" and to be the two horns of Satan. No wonder that Aleister Crowley, the self-proclaimed "Beast 666" from Great Britain, once stated, "Every man and woman is a star," which, loosely interpreted, meant, "Every man and woman is a God."1

The Star of Initiation
In the Hindu religion, the pentagram is the "Star of Initiation." It is the caste-mark of the Priests of Siva, who dedicate it to the sun God by marking a black round dot inside the symbol of the star.2

From left to right: Pentagram, Inverted Pentagram, Hexagram (Star of David) and Star of Baphomet (Goat of Sabbath)

The Blazing Star
Freemasons, because they venerate the sun and its rays, know the star emblem as the "Blazing Star." Steve Worrall-Clare, a former Mason, in Freemasonry ~ The Secret Language, writes that in the Lodge:
The blazing star points out the glory of the sun. It is central to all Masonic undertaking, for it enlightens the earth, and by its benign influence dispenses its blessings to mankind...It is found in the 28th degree and is the symbol of truth. It is found in the 4th degree as a symbol of light and in the 9th degree it is a symbol of divine providence. It is sometimes symbolically installed as the letter "G"...It is a door, an entrance to knowledge...3
Satan, The Goat of the Sabbath
High-sounding words, but deceptive. To gain a more direct perspective, we turn to Frenchman Eliphas Levi, a nineteenth-century satanist whose works inspired the writings of Albert Pike, the Sovereign Grand Commander of international Freemasonry. Levi enthusiastically reports:
The pentagram with two horns in the ascendant represents Satan, or the goat of the Sabbath. (The horn) downward naturally represents the demon, that is, intellectual subversion, disorder and folly.4
In Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star, one of the best guides ever published on the subject of the satanic star and other symbols of Masonry, Dr. Cathy Burns explains that the Blazing Star, or pentagram, has many meanings germane to the doctrines of Illuminism and the occult.5

Esoterically, the star symbolizes man as deity, as the universe embodied. It also stands for Sirius, the "Dog Star" or planet where Satan dwells. It stands for "Thor," the ancient Nordic God, and it stands for Baal, or Bel, the demonic God so often mentioned in derisive terms in the Old Testament.

This same star God was worshipped in Egypt, and the children of Israel, while wandering in the desert, fell under his hypnotic powers. They called him Moloch, Chiun, and Remphan. The prophet Amos castigated the Jewish idolaters for this unholy sacrilege:
But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your God, which ye made to yourselves. ~ (Amos 5:20)
A Magical Charm and Talisman
To Illuminists everywhere, the pantacle star, or pentagram, is considered a powerful charm, a talisman, and an emblem of favour with the Deity of the Underworld. Oh, how the Communists, founded by Karl Marx, a high priest of Satan, cherished their red stars!

In degree rituals of Freemasonry, an appropriate "Jewel" is awarded the rising initiate. It is believed that this Jewel holds magical powers. It can be used to invoke, or invite, spirits and to work spells. Albert Pike thus advised:
Another Jewel is necessary for you, and in certain undertakings cannot be dispensed with. It is what is termed the Kabalistic pantacle (pentagram)...This carries with it the power of commanding the spirits of the elements. It is necessary for you to know how to use it. 6
In other words, Pike is recommending the star be the vehicle to invoke demon powers and cause them to do magical work.

Now, before you dismiss Pike's suggestion and imagine he was just some silly, insane occult nut, let me remind you that so respected is this man by the Illuminati of today, that a statue of Albert Pike stands in front of the Department of Justice building, the offices of the U.S. Attorney-General, in Washington, D.C. Displayed on public land, that statue is carefully tended to by the National Park Service. Moreover, the body of the much-revered former Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike, who died in 1891, is entombed in the Scottish Rite's House of the Temple, exactly 13 blocks from the White House.

Technically, there are several different types of occultic stars, each having its own set of doctrinal characteristics. The enneagram, for example, a nine-pointed star, is popular as a spiritual talisman in the Bahai faith and Theosophy and in other New Age occult sects.

The pentagram, from the Greek "pente," meaning five, and "gramma," a letter (thus the "letter five") is a five-pointed star. A pentalpha is more blatantly satanic. It is the form of a triple triangle. The pentagram star can also be called the pentacle, pentalpha, the Star of Isis, the Star of Venus and by other names. Its usage can be traced back to Babylon and it has often been employed in magical rites and activities.

It is sometimes said that the inverted pentagram, when it has two points ascendant, connotes evil and two points descendant, or down, indicates good, but this is not so. Either direction can be evil. 

Israel's Six-Pointed Star
The six-pointed star, known as the Seal of Solomon, as the Magen David of the Jews, or as the hexagram, is considered by witches and occultists of all stripes as a powerful tool of witchcraft and magic. With this image, one can cast spells, curse victims, and otherwise wreak havoc. Or so it is said.

The six-pointed star was especially beloved by the cabalistic rabbis of the medieval era. The Rothschild Dynasty later adopted this star as a magical device and was instrumental in persuading (money talks!) the fledgling Zionist entity, Israel, to adopt the six-pointed star as the national emblem. It is the symbol of the Israel national flag, even though a more appropriate device undoubtedly would be the Torah, the Menorah, or some other historic or religious symbol.7

Geometrically and numerically (points, lines, triangles) the six-pointed star translates into the number 666. Thus, it is very possible that the six-pointed star could become the Mark of the Beast, the Antichrist, as prophesied in Revelation 13.

The Illuminists, cabalists, and Masons cunningly have also chosen the six-pointed star as symbol because of its hidden sexual meanings. It is made up of two triangles, integrated together, one superimposed on the other. The triangle pointing downward (Delta) represents the female vagina; the triangle pointed upward the male phallus. Joined, or yoked, the two triangles represent the generative sex act.8

Illuminati Stars Around the World
The Illuminati have cleverly designed architecture and art over the face of the whole earth to integrate their star talismans into global culture. For example, Texas is called the "Lone Star State," a choice of the Masons ~ Sam Houston, James Bowie, David Crockett, Stephen F. Austin, and others ~ who wrested political control of the state in an internecine struggle with Mexican Masonry (Mexican President, General Santa Anna, was also a Mason). Today, the five-pointed Texas star, actually an Illuminati icon, is displayed across the state. 

The stars on the U.S. flag are of Masonic origination. The music later used for our national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, was composed by a Mason, John Stafford Smith, a member of Royal Somerset House and Inverness Lodge No. 4, London. Another Mason, Francis Scott Key, set the words to the music, and it became recognized as America's national anthem.9

Stars have, since World War II, been prominently painted on U.S.A. military equipment  on tanks, jeeps, aircraft ~ and as badges and emblems on the uniforms of American servicemen.

The Communists in Russia, China, and elsewhere ~ Illuminists all ~ adopted the Red Star as a dominant icon of totalitarian dictatorship and emblazoned it on everything, from their flags and monuments to works of art and items of clothing.

None of this is by accident. Always remember, the whole planet is a ritual stage for these mad-men.

The Egyptian supreme Goddess wears on her head the diabolical, inverted pentagram star. Notice that rays of light emanate from the two "horn" points, creating a "V" effect.

See Chapter 25 of Codex Magica for discussion of the satanic "V." (Illustration "Isis Recording Her Mysteries." From Histoire de la Magie, by Paul Christian, Paris, France.)

The pentagram is an ancient and modern magical, occult symbol of prime importance to Illuminists, satanists, and members of secret societies. In its upright form (left), the five-pointed star is said to be an indicator of white magic. In its inverted form (center) the same star becomes the sign of consummate evil and hellish intentions.

In other words, black magic. Above, the pentagram at far right is simply the same as the star at center turned upside down. In each star, evil is found in the form of the goat-headed God of darkness, Baphomet. However, in the star in the center, the Baphomet goat has what appears to be his beard pointed downward, and in the star at right (reversed image), the supposed beard becomes the torch of fire emanating from the top of the beast's head.

Dr. (Colonel) Michael Aquino, Ipsissimus and founder of the Temple of Set, with his wife and High Priestess, Lilith Sinclair. The occultic star is dominant in this scene of Aquino with all his regalia.

The media gleefully devoted maximum attention to the killing of a black man in Jasper, Texas by three white men. The three chained the mutilated victim to the bumper of their pickup truck and drug him behind until he was dead. The media reported the grotesque murder as a racial crime, a horrible incident of racial prejudice and hate.

In fact, the motive for the murder was satanic, not racial. John William King, one of the accused white men, had tattoos of a baby Jesus with horns, of the satanic pentagram, the goat's head, and more. Even King's hair was cut into symbols of evil. (Austin American-Statesman, February 18, 1999, p. A12)

When the wife of the author of Codex Magica sent a letter to the United Fascist Union requesting information for our files about the group's purpose and activities, we received this letter in return.
Notice that two pentagram symbols are prominently displayed as symbolic artwork on the letterhead of the United Fascist Union, a U.S.A. based group headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. Also observable is the fasces (ax and wheat bundled by X insignia). In the signature block of the letter, the "Director and CEO" of the United Fascist Union has typed the phrases "Viva Nova Roma" (Long live the New Rome) and "Holy is Babylon!"
A mysterious example of hermetic and alchemic teachings. This seven-point star is so arranged that one point of the star—painted black-is pointed downward, symbolizing adoration of he who rules Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun (i.e. Lucifer). (From Manly Hall's Secret Teachings of All Ages)

From a recent catalogue offering a multitude of talismans and charms, were these two products offered for sale.

In this ad in Magical Blend, a New Age magazine, we see many occultic and pagan symbols, including the 5pointed star above the Goddess' head. The shell represents the love Goddess Aphrodite who, mythology says, rose out of the sea (see Revelation 13:1 for a prophecy about the beast that rises up out of the sea).

The Goddess figure in this ad sits in the familiar lotus position with the flame in her genital area and her arms and hands arranged symbolically.

This ad in Magical Blend magazine touts that for just $1,400 you can order this pentacle star-shaped dagger, suitable for ceremonies and rituals.

The ad also says that the product is "handcrafted with love in Vermont."

A wax talisman created by occultist Edward Kelley, using directions obtained in the angelic language he called "Enochian" (Enigma magazine, Issue 6).

A friend of Texe Marrs' ministry sent this drawing of Baphomet incorporated in an oval shaped, irregular pentagram. He noted that such an arrangement indicates the revolving of Venus (the Goddess, or feminine principle) around the sun in an elliptical orbit.

The irregular pentagram is a sign of black magic when shown inverted and enclosing the horned head of the goat. 
The masthead of the periodic "Scroll of Set" newsletter, published by Dr. (Colonel) Michael Aquino, High Priest of the Temple of Set.

Aquino claims to be an initiate of the "Left-handed Path," which indicates Lucifer worship.

The empty sanctuary of the Order of the Solar Temple shows signs of Satanic worship—candles on the floor arranged in a triangular pattern and a Satanic hexagram drawn out on the floor.

In October 1994, the 53 adults and children who participated in the unholy rituals of this cult ~ headquartered in Switzerland but operating in Canada as well ~ were found dead, victims of mass, joint suicide and murder. The official logo of the "Solar Temple" (not shown) is a triangle with 1 pointed Maltese cross.

High Priest LaVey and followers at a 1966 ritual. Observe the pentagram on the wall.

In the 1990s, President George Bush's National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) gave photographer Robert Mapplethorpe a $15.000 grant from the tax trough (that's my money and yours!) to produce photographs. Regrettably classified as "art," some of Mapplethorpe's photographs depicted homosexuals "enjoying" violent, degrading sex acts. Mapplethorpe also produced vulgar and unseemly pictures of little boys and girls displaying their sexual genitals.

Extremely satisfied with Robert Mapplethorpe's pornographic art, the NEA's artist community promptly arranged for his lewd photographs to be put on exhibit in some of America's finest art museums. All this, of course, was funded by the taxpayers through that gracious government cultural agency, the NEA.

Well, tragically, Robert Mapplethorpe is no longer with us. He has died of the AIDS virus, a result of his homosexual lifestyle. But he left behind a very revealing photograph that he had taken of himself. The photograph, entitled "Self-Portrait," shows Mapplethorpe in a terrorist/ gangster leather overcoat, machine gun in hands. On the wall behind the posed artist is a satanic pentagram, the five pointed star so revered by occultists.

Frankly, my heart goes out to the late Robert Mapplethorpe. He was a deceived, sick man. But I have little sympathy for the politicians who year after year fund the wicked tastes of the NEA's art crowd. Neither do I have a soft spot in my heart for the liberal clergy who insanely support and applaud the homosexual lifestyle.

Yes, Robert Mapplethorpe was personally responsible for his actions. He must now answer to an almighty God. But he had many accomplices to his immoral crimes. And the blood of Robert Mapplethorpe and thousands of other desperate and confused young men is on their hands!

Jack Roper, a friend of Texe Marrs who is a law enforcement consultant and an expert on satanic rituals and crimes, sent Texe this photo of a satanic altar and worshipper. 
The United Kingdom's Mick Hurknell, lead singer of the soul group Simply Red. Fans call him a "stage-strutting sex God" in his red vest wearing a six-pointed silver star as talisman around his neck. The band has sold over 20 million albums. (Photo: The European Magazine, December 6, 1995, p. 17)  

Fortean Times (March 2000), a magazine specializing in the bizarre and strange that is real, devoted its cover and feature article to the documented story of Jack Parsons, the American rocket scientist and genius who made space travel possible with his scientific inventions and discoveries. Parsons was a Luciferian priest and an initiate of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), an occultic order made infamous by Englishman Aleister Crowley ("the beast, 666").

Parsons died in a mysterious explosion some 50 years ago, but his name and legend continue to be honoured by Illuminists around the world. NASA, America's space agency, even named a crater on Mars after Parsons. Parsons conducted sex rituals designed to invoke the coming of the antichrist. Satanists call these perverted, dark rituals "Babalon Working."

Popular Science magazine (July 2004) published this artist's conception of a proposed Synthetic Star, pentagram star of light to be beamed over the city of New York as a memorial to World Trade Center 9/11 victims.

The designers believe the five-pointed star, designed to float serenely above a city center and pulse quietly at the same rate as a beating human heart ~ will calm the city folk below. Would you like to look up into the sky each evening and see a huge satanic pentagram like this hovering over your community?

"The Great Experiment" was the title of this mural painted by Russian artist llya Glazunov. The mural claims to picture the history of 20th century Russia. The Bolsheviks' satanic star is the overall container and inside it is found the satanic pentacle star along with pictures of Lenin, Trotsky, Gorbachev, and others.
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