Extrasolar planets, Great Depression II and (R)evolutionary Cure


Two new planetary systems have been imaged in the Milky Way: a star boasting three planetary siblings and another harbouring one at a large distance from its star.

Other candidate planets have been imaged near stars. But the new pictures are the first to capture the slow crawl of the planets around their host stars, confirming that they are indeed in orbit.

“It’s great to see the quest for direct imaging of extrasolar planets finally bearing fruit,” says Ray Jayawardhana of the University of Toronto, who was not associated with the two new studies.

Direct images can detect planets at much greater distances from their stars than the techniques most commonly used today. Such faraway worlds could challenge the prevailing model of how planets form.

This is quite an achievement in stellar photographic studies, the first visual proof of extrasolar planets.

First images captured of alien solar system


Ignorance Is Futile:

“There will be a revolution in this country,” he said. “It’s not going to come yet, but it’s going to come down the line and we’re going to see a third party and this was the catalyst for it: the takeover of Washington, D. C., in broad daylight by Wall Street in this bloodless coup. And it will happen as conditions continue to worsen.”

“The first thing to do is organize with tax revolts. That’s going to be the big one because people can’t afford to pay more school tax, property tax, any kind of tax. You’re going to start seeing those kinds of protests start to develop.”

“It’s going to be very bleak. Very sad. And there is going to be a lot of homeless, the likes of which we have never seen before. Tent cities are already sprouting up around the country and we’re going to see many more.”

“We’re going to start seeing huge areas of vacant real estate and squatters living in them as well. It’s going to be a picture the likes of which Americans are not going to be used to. It’s going to come as a shock and with it, there’s going to be a lot of crime. And the crime is going to be a lot worse than it was before because in the last 1929 Depression, people’s minds weren’t wrecked on all these modern drugs – over-the-counter drugs, or crystal meth or whatever it might be. So, you have a huge underclass of very desperate people with their minds chemically blown beyond anybody’s comprehension.”

The George Washington blog has compiled a list of quotes attesting to Celente’s accuracy as a trend forecaster.

“When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente.”
— CNN Headline News

“A network of 25 experts whose range of specialties would rival many university faculties.”
— The Economist

“Gerald Celente has a knack for getting the zeitgeist right.”
— USA Today

“There’s not a better trend forecaster than Gerald Celente. The man knows what he’s talking about.”

“Those who take their predictions seriously … consider the Trends Research Institute.”
— The Wall Street Journal

“Gerald Celente is always ahead of the curve on trends and uncannily on the mark … he’s one of the most accurate forecasters around.”
— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Mr. Celente tracks the world’s social, economic and business trends for corporate clients.”
— The New York Times

“Mr. Celente is a very intelligent guy. We are able to learn about trends from an authority.”
— 48 Hours, CBS News

“Gerald Celente has a solid track record. He has predicted everything from the 1987 stock market crash and the demise of the Soviet Union to green marketing and corporate downsizing.”
— The Detroit News

“Gerald Celente forecast the 1987 stock market crash, ‘green marketing,’ and the boom in gourmet coffees.”
— Chicago Tribune

“The Trends Research Institute is the Standard and Poors of Popular Culture.”
— The Los Angeles Times

“If Nostradamus were alive today, he’d have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente.”
— New York Post

So there you have it – hardly a nutjob conspiracy theorist blowhard now is he? The price of not heeding his warnings will be far greater than the cost of preparing for the future now. Storable food and gold are two good places to make a start.

Do you think IIB likes this guy?

Read the post.

-Celente Predicts Revolution, Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012


Weird Things:

“For the last few days, the web has been abuzz about an AIDS patient who might have been cured by a marrow transplant from someone immune to the virus. Scientists have known about HIV immunity for over a decade when they found that some people had a mutation which prevents the expression of the CCR5 gene and doesn’t build the receptors to which the AIDS virus attaches to begin the infection process. It’s obviously great news for medical research, but it’s also a display of evolution in action that casts doubt on one of the most controversial dogmas of religious fundamentalists in the United States.”

hiv virus

I’m sure many folks of the fundie type will have much to dispute about this finding, but facts is facts.

an evolutionary cure for aids?



6 responses

  1. I’m trying to understand this….

    “…one of the most controversial dogmas of religious fundamentalists in the United States.”

    Are they speaking of Darwinian Evolution? I guess I’m reading too much into what this author is trying to say about fundamentalists.

    I just assumed everyone was in agreement that biological adaptation exists and, over time, this is what we call evolution. Don’t see the connection to fundamentalists, unless, of course, you’re referring to those who don’t believe evolution is real, in some form or another. Perhaps I’m too far removed from the controversy.

  2. The wife was all abuzz about that planetary thingie, too, when I got home. Yeah, and the grim outlook for North America… most will still laugh at such a forecast… it’s mild, compared with what I know is coming! People still have faith in their corrupt leaders… what can you do? They’ll learn the hard way, like always.

    About the AIDS… it’s never really been about the bugs, it’s the act, itself, that sets Christians awry. It flies in the face of the example given for sexual behavior in the Bible. You can get bugs handling public toilets, etc., or just standing near someone with a cold. It’s not about bugs… it’s behavior.

    How far would society have gotten if same-sex relations were practiced exclusively? And, if the genes that evolved us were so diligent in other applications, like programming higher emotions in an organism primarily concerned and successful with feeding and excreting, what logic or benefit is derived in producing unproductive behavior? It’s just a weird and unnatural act, no matter what Christopher or Cowgirl says!

    Btw… Cowgirl has now joined the long, illustrious list of sites that have banned me! So sad! LOL!

    It will all come out in the wash, believe me.


  3. Andrew: Some fundamentalists view HIV/AIDS as a punishment from God for the act of homosexuality, thus implying a supernatural cause for the disease instead of a natural one.

    If people are developing immunities against HIV, I guess that excludes the supernatural cause.

    “The Banned One”: A role you accept with your usual aplomb I noticed.

    Like I said, I don’t care if these folk plumb each other’s bung-hole or munch carpet, as long as it doesn’t get into my face.

    It is weird to me, but I’m wired in the traditional way and it doesn’t affect my own relationship with my wife, nor does it affect my daughter’s and son-in-law’s marriage.

    Oddly, they would be the ones to agree most with you!

  4. Unrepentant Banned One | Reply

    “Oddly, they would be the ones to agree most with you!”

    I think most do, and there have been unofficial polls done over the years that support that. Those were of non-religious folk. I can tell you that I know people that think Christians are idiots, and Christianity is bullshit, and would sooner “kill a fag as look at one!” It’s not just Christians that speak out against homosexuality, believe me!

    There are many limp-wrists that live healthy lives, because even straights that live like swine are going to get sick. The Bible says that the sexually immoral receive their punishment “in and of themselves”, which means that the lifestyle, by application, isn’t the most hygienic thing going. Anuses were designed specifically for one purpose, and vagina’s for another. You pays your quarter and you takes your chances, that’s all the guarantee you get! God’s got nothing to do with it.

    Like you, I really don’t care what people do in the confines of their own homes, with others of like mind. It’s when they get militant, and try to force their beliefs and views on me, and try to force clergymen to ‘marry’ them, that gets me going. They talk about Christianity trying to take over the government and law, well, what the hell do you call what they’re trying to do? Coercion is coercion, no matter who is doing it, or for what reason.

    I accept that people would sooner not listen to me, and the banning is evidence of a closed mind. It tells me that other’s opinions and/or facts aren’t worth diddly-squat, to them, and they would sooner have a bunch of yes-men surrounding them to stroke them. Anything more than that, I won’t be losing any sleep over, that’s for sure.

    I’m reaching a point where I really don’t give a shit what people believe. Blogging doesn’t put meat on my table, neither does expressing my views. I’m responsible for what I, myself, believe, and that’s all, in God’s view. I’ll let the Holy Spirit do the impressing, from now on. I have other fish to fry!


  5. Unrepentant Banned One

    Oh ho! Do I detect a more than usual bad attitude? 😆

    Remember applying honey instead of vinegar?

    Oh well, not everybody agrees with everybody, that’s just the way it is.

    Hey, did you at least read my latest Lamont story?^^

    I promise not to ban you until after you take a bath and read it! 😆

  6. “Remember applying honey instead of vinegar?”

    Well, I’m doing the next best thing, Marine… I’m staying out of their way. I have no honey to offer them that they will accept. I won’t lie to them and tell them they’re cool, because they’re not. My code of ethics will only accept them as fellow human beings deserving the same shot at salvation as myself, but I don’t have to pander after them or their aberrant lifestyle. That same code says that I have to control my carnal urges, so they can damn well shoulder their share of the load… I’m not carrying it or them!

    No, I’ve about run out of interest in trying to tell about the world-wide conspiracy to a bunch of numbskulls that laugh at anything their beloved ‘experts’ tell them is hogwash! They can have their delusions. A true madman would never give up a hopeless cause, which shows I’m not mad. I don’t kick dead horses for very long, and this one is no exception! Keep on voting, fools, and keep playing into elitist hands! Continue in Satan’s game of commerce and usury, and never give up hope for the system that was designed to fail and enslave you! Live for the almighty buck, and step over whomever you have to, in your mad rampage to nowhere!

    Yes, I’ll read over your latest installment in your ongoing saga… tomorrow. I’ve got some things to attend to, tonight. Too much time spent online (for nothing, it seems) at the expense of family… that’s changing, as of now! Conversely, check out my “Super Dave” post!



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