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How April 1st Hoax’s Began!

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2011 at 12:02 am

“The hoax of the century”
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
April 1st hoax’s began from a 1938 Radio Show!
Two things combined to create mass panic, firstly many listeners did not hear the start of the program, which introduced Orson Wells as reading from the H.G.Wells book, ‘The War of the Worlds’.  Secondly, there was no chance of switching on CNN news for corroboration, just the mesmeric effect of the radio.

Here is a verbatim script of what listeners heard when they tuned in about 10 minutes after the program started.

ANNOUNCER A

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. From the Meridian Room in the Park Plaza Hotel in New York City, we bring you the music of Ramón Raquello and his orchestra. With a touch of the Spanish, Ramón Raquello leads off with ‘ La Cumparsita.’

(‘ LA CUMPARSITA’ STARTS PLAYING, THEN QUICKLY FADES OUT)

ANNOUNCER B

Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News.

At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars. The spectroscope indicates the gas to be hydrogen and moving towards the earth with enormous velocity.

Professor Pierson of the Observatory at Princeton confirms Farrell’s observation, and describes the phenomenon as, quote, ‘like a jet of blue flame shot from a gun, ‘unquote.

We now return you to the music of Ramón Raquello, playing for you in the Meridian Room of the Park Plaza Hotel, situated in downtown New York.
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War of the Worlds, Orson Welles, And The Invasion from Mars.The ability to confuse audiences en masse may have first become obvious as a result of one of the most infamous mistakes in history. It happened the day before Halloween, on Oct. 30, 1938, when millions of Americans tuned in to a popular radio program that featured plays directed by, and often starring, Orson Welles. The performance that evening was an adaptation of the science fiction novel The War of the Worlds, about a Martian invasion of the earth. But in adapting the book for a radio play, Welles made an important change: under his direction the play was written and performed so it would sound like a news broadcast about an invasion from Mars, a technique that, presumably, was intended to heighten the dramatic effect. As the play unfolded, dance music was interrupted a number of times by fake news bulletins reporting that a “huge flaming object” had dropped on a farm near Grovers Mill, New Jersey. As members of the audience sat on the edge of their collective seat, actors playing news announcers, officials and other roles one would expect to hear in a news report, described the landing of an invasion force from Mars and the destruction of the United States. The broadcast also contained a number of explanations that it was all a radio play, but if members of the audience missed a brief explanation at the beginning, the next one didn’t arrive until 40 minutes into the program. At one point in the broadcast, an actor in a studio, playing a newscaster in the field, described the emergence of one of the aliens from its spacecraft. “Good heavens, something’s wriggling out of the shadow like a gray snake,” he said, in an appropriately dramatic tone of voice. “Now it’s another one, and another. They look like tentacles to me. There, I can see the thing’s body. It’s large as a bear and it glistens like wet leather. But that face. It…it’s indescribable. I can hardly force myself to keep looking at it. The eyes are black and gleam like a serpent. The mouth is V-shaped with saliva dripping from its rimless lips that seem to quiver and pulsate….The thing is raising up. The crowd falls back. They’ve seen enough. This is the most extraordinary experience. I can’t find words. I’m pulling this microphone with me as I talk. I’ll have to stop the description until I’ve taken a new position. Hold on, will you please, I’ll be back in a minute.”As it listened to this simulation of a news broadcast, created with voice acting and sound effects, a portion of the audience concluded that it was hearing an actual news account of an invasion from Mars. People packed the roads, hid in cellars, loaded guns, even wrapped their heads in wet towels as protection from Martian poison gas, in an attempt to defend themselves against aliens, oblivious to the fact that they were acting out the role of the panic-stricken public that actually belonged in a radio play. Not unlike Stanislaw Lem’s deluded populace, people were stuck in a kind of virtual world in which fiction was confused for fact. News of the panic (which was conveyed via genuine news reports) quickly generated a national scandal. There were calls, which never went anywhere, for government regulations of broadcasting to ensure that a similar incident wouldn’t happen again. The victims were also subjected to ridicule, a reaction that can commonly be found, today, when people are taken in by simulations. A cartoon in the New York World-Telegram, for example, portrayed a character who confuses the simulations of the entertainment industry with reality. In one box, the character is shown trying to stick his hand into the radio to shake hands with Amos n’ Andy. In another, he reports to a police officer that there is “Black magic!!! There’s a little wooden man — Charlie McCarthy — and he’s actually talking!”In a prescient column, in the New York Tribune, Dorothy Thompson foresaw that the broadcast revealed the way politicians could use the power of mass communications to create theatrical illusions, to manipulate the public.”All unwittingly, Mr. Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater of the Air have made one of the most fascinating and important demonstrations of all time,” she wrote. “They have proved that a few effective voices, accompanied by sound effects, can convince masses of people of a totally unreasonable, completely fantastic proposition as to create a nation-wide panic.”They have demonstrated more potently than any argument, demonstrated beyond a question of a doubt, the appalling dangers and enormous effectiveness of popular and theatrical demagoguery….”Hitler managed to scare all of Europe to its knees a month ago, but he at least had an army and an air force to back up his shrieking words.”But Mr. Welles scared thousands into demoralization with nothing at all.”In the 1950s, America had another taste of the power that simulations have, to draw people into a world of delusional fantasy, when paired with mass communications. This time it was revealed that a number of television game shows were simulations, in which contestants who knew the answers ahead of time were pretending to guess at their responses. But unlike the invasion from Mars, here the fakery was unambiguously intentional; it was the work of producers who had concluded they could create fictional game shows that would be more exciting than the real thing. Once again, there was a shocked reaction from the public. Once again, those involved became objects of public anger. And, as happened with the Orson Welles broadcast, an effort was made to ensure that such manipulations wouldn’t recur. But in 1990, it happened again. Audiences around the world discovered that they were taken in by the ultimate Hollywood illusion in which two performers faked their own talent, lip-syncing, to create the impression they were singing. What millions of fans had believed were two talented singers was actually a composite, another seamless interweaving of sensory simulations in which two people provided the visuals, while vocalists provided the audio. As in the previous two instances, there was a stunned response. But unlike the experience of 1938 or even the 1950s, the social context was different because simulations had become commonplace, and attempts to use them to trick the public were the rule rather than the exception. Also by this time, a global culture had developed, which meant that tens of millions of people around the world were drawn into the same illusion. One might say that War of the Worlds and the game show scandal foreshadowed the age of simulation that was still to come. Allowing for a little poetic overstatement, the Milli Vanilli scandal served as a rite of passage or symbolic marker, making clear that we now live in an age of simulation confusion in which our tendency to mistake fakes for what they imitate has become one of the characteristic problems of the age. More to the point, we live in a time in which the ability to create deceptive simulations, especially for television, has become essential to the exercise of power. And the inability to see through these deceptions has become a form of powerlessness. Those who let themselves be taken in by the multiple deceptions of politics, news, advertising and public relations, are doomed, like the more gullible members of the radio audience in 1938, to play a role in other people’s dramas, while mistakenly believing that they are reacting to something genuine.

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I give credit to:The main information for this blog was found  @ http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/urban-myth/hoax_alien.htm

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Magic Vegetable-The Powerful Onion

In postaweek2011, Usefull Information on March 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
>>> ONIONS – I received this article and it fit in with stories that I have heard in my past about the “ONION”, so I am passing it on as I received it. I hope that you can get some benefit from this article! 

In 1919, when flu killed 40 million people, there was a doctor who visited the
local farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.

Many of the area farmers and their families had contracted the flu and many died.

When the doctor came upon one farm, he was very surprised to find everyone there  was very healthy.  The doctor asked the farmer if there was anything special he was doing that was different or unusual.  The wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in each of the rooms of the home, (probably only two or three rooms back then).

The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions
they had used to place it under his microscope.  She gave him one.
When he cut up one of those used onions and placed the slice under his
microscope, he found the flu virus in the onion.  It had apparently
absorbed the bacteria, thereby keeping the family healthy.

I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ.  She said that several
years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so
were many of her customers.  The next year she placed several bowls
with onions around in her shop.  To her surprise, none of her staff got
sick.  It must work..  (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The point of the story is: buy some onions and without removing the
dried outside layer, place them in bowls around your home.
If you work at a desk in an office, place one or two unpeeled onions in
your office where no one will care, under your desk, or even on top of
your desk somewhere.  Try it and see what happens.
We did it last year and we never got the flu.

If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better.
If you do get the flu, it just might be a milder case.

What have you to lose?  Just a few bucks on onions!
Now there is a P.S. to this, for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who
regularly contributes material to me on health issues.  She replied with this most
interesting experience about onions:

Weldon,
Thanks for the reminder.  I don’t know about the farmer story,
but, I do know that when I contracted pneumonia, I was very
ill.  I came across an article that said to cut both ends off a large onion;
force a fork into one end; and then place the fork into an empty jar with
the onion resting on the opening of the jar; and, place the jar next to the
sick patient overnight. It said the onion would be black in the
morning from absorbing the germs and bad bacteria.  Sure enough.
It happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel
better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed
around the room saved many from the black plague years ago.
They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

The magic of a Cucumber

In postaweek2011, Uncategorized, Usefull Information on March 7, 2011 at 11:00 am



1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every

day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3,

Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron,

Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc..


2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the

caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source

of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick

pick-me-up that can last for hours.


3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a

shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will

eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.


4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place

a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests

all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the

aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden

pests crazy and make them flee the area.


5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite

before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of

cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the

phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to

tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of

cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!


6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a

few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and

headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and

electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping

everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!


7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening

snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used

by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart

off starvation.


8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you

realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a

freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a

quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels

water.



9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a

cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the

squeak is gone!


10 Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial

or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a

boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber

will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam,

creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce

stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.


11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t

have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof

of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad

breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth

responsible for causing bad breath.


12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets,

sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the

surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish

and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm

you fingers or fingernails while you clean.



13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of

the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works

great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the

walls!!


Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for

better and safer ways to solve life’s everyday problems..




I’m mad as hell-and you should be too.

In Interesting Information, Uncategorized on January 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Tell me, good people, what are the “politicians” using for brains now-a-days.I suspect that it must be a combination of “goose poop mixed with mouse turds”

Can anybody think that cutting taxes will decrease the deficits in our budget and decrease our National  Deficit after President Reagon cut taxes and every year that he did, the deficit went up. Then came along  President G.W.Bush, and he cut taxes and the deficits went up again when he did. Now, believe it or not, I just saw on TV( around the middle of March 2011), a congressman with a bunch of “visual-aids” cards explaining how cutting taxes will lower the  national deficit.

Stop right here with the “BULL” that our “DEFICIT” can be controlled by “CUTTING TAXES”. That is NOT true now…and never has been true.

July 20th, 2008! The United States Has Not Had A Balanced Budget Since 1957! Posted by marketman in Government and PoliticsIn September 27, 2000, CNN wrote that that:the federal budget surplus for fiscal year 2000 amounted to at least $230 billion, making it the largest in U.S. history and topping last year’s record surplus of $122.7 billion. I’m not sure where CNN finds their White House correspondents, but they obviously know nothing about government accounting. CNN is not the only clueless news narrators of course; MSNBC, The New York Times, ABC, CBS, USA Today and virtually every other national news agency got it wrong then, and continue to get it wrong today. Here is a tip for the mainstream news agencies: when reporting on US government budgetary issues, check the source. The source I’m referring to is the US Government’s Treasury Direct website. For all the pilfering the US government does of the tax coffers, at least they are honest about it. They accurately and honestly report the largest accounting scandal in world history. CNN just doesn’t understand the numbers.

The common practice is to look at National Debt and Deficits by President. However this practice ignores the role of Congress. It takes actions by Congress to raise the debt ceiling (allowing issuance of debt) and Congress must pass all budget bills. Tracking deficits and debt increases by control of Congress gives a much different picture than by tracking by President. The U.S. Congress was dominated by Republicans from 1861 – 1931, a period when 47 peacetime surpluses were experienced and only 13 peacetime deficits. Democrats dominated the Congress from 1933 to 1994. During that time only 7 peace time surpluses were experienced. The last budget passed by a Democrat controlled Congress to finish with a surplus came in 1969.

As of July 17, 2008, the current US Government Debt is nearly 9.518 Trillion dollars. From the Budget of the United States historical tables (pg 31), the United States tax revenue for fiscal year 2007 was only 1.86 Trillion dollars when the social insurance and retirement receipts are subtracted out. For those of you who think that your money is 100% safe in United States treasuries, consider the fact that the debt to revenue ratio of the United States treasury is over 5 to 1! (9.518 trillion total debt divided by 1.86 trillion in tax revenue).
Looking back, here are the historical US government debt numbers from 1986 through 2007: