Hans and I will be on vacation until late in the month, so here’s a smorgasbord of links to sample while we’re away…
- Several months ago a reader brought to my attention a unique Holocaust memoir that was to be released in April: Rachel Sarai’s Vineyard by Deborah Rey. The book is about a 5-year-old girl who, during the German occupation of Amsterdam, must “take over her father’s work in the Resistance, distribute messages, smuggle people to safety during curfew hours, lie, steal, kill and confront the Gestapo” (http://www.deborahrey.com/). There’s little point in determining if these events really occurred; unlike Misha Defonseca and other memoirist hoaxers, Ms. Rey wisely chose to present her questionable story as a work of autobiographical fiction.
- The conspiracy theories of “The Foil Beneath My Hat” are either brilliant satire or round-the-bend loopiness. Maybe both. For instance, did you know that 9/11 was actually a battle between ET invaders allied to the Raelians on one side, and Rosicrucians and Scientologists and maybe Shirley Maclaine on the other? And that the Scientology team won? (thanks to Roy for the link!)
- Finally, a cogent explanation of the 2012/Mayan Calendar business – and why you probably shouldn’t expect too much to happen four years from now. Ian O’Neill has the straightforward facts you won’t get from John Major Jenkins, Daniel Pinchbeck, et. al. Also, James Oberg’s article “The dark side of space disaster theories” critically examines Richard C. Hoagland’s latest book, Dark Mission, in which it is claimed that NASA has followed a secret occultic agenda from its inception.
- Robert Burton poses an excellent question at Salon.com: “Why is PBS airing Dr. Daniel Amen’s self-produced infomercial for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease?“
- Yet another Nazi mind control victim/alien abductee, Andy Pero, is persecuted by the New World Order. “There was a discrepancy on the status of Andy’s firearm, which somehow resulted in a heated argument between Andy and the police…”
- Reason Online has a good article on the quirky Pagan, prankster, and JFK assassination suspect Kerry Thornley. For more Thornley, see The Thornley Files at Adam Gorightly’s Untamed Dimensions.
- Forget Area 51 – Tehachapi, California, is America’s new “flying saucer factory”.
- Apparently, there are so many demons in Germany that priests are calling in exorcists from other countries to mop them up. And this Demon Possession Handbook for Human Service Workers says there are so many demons in the world today that they actually have to time-share when possessing people. And you thought having to split a condo in Vegas sucked.