Tuesday 30 April 2024

Scanning the River Update

See here for essential background: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2024/04/scanning-river.html.
A friend has answered my appeal for information and it appears the men I encountered were in fact real policemen and they were part of Thames Valley Police's Forensics Imaging Unit. The device they were operating is a lidar scanner; one is also illustrated above. Lidar is short for Light Detection and Ranging and it is a way of creating a three dimensional electronic model of a crime scene, which is an important tool during a police investigation or trial. Source: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/c/2020/forensics/. This must mean that what they were doing was indeed related to the cycle crash death. Lidar is harmless and therefore the bones and corpses I saw in the woods must have another cause, possibly the bad weather.

Thursday 25 April 2024

Runaway Horses

Yesterday the news was dominated by a story that looked on the surface apocalyptic. Horses were spotted galloping through the streets of London, dodging pedestrians and colliding with vehicles. Five horses altogether were loose, but the story focused on two of them, a black and white one; although the white was clearly badly injured and bleeding profusely because it has been struck by a double-decker bus. I don't know what the horses' names are, but no doubt somebody has nicknamed them "Famine" and "War". Of course red horses don't exist, but the poor white horse looks half red because of its bleeding. Some people related it to another cataclysmic source; a scene from the zombie flick 28 Days Later, a film I've only seen part of and disliked. Everybody wondered where on earth the horses could have come from and quickly the answer was announced. They belong to the Household Cavalry, a corps made up of the Army regiments the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals. They are among the ceremonial troops commonly seen marching in London for the tourists and the Royal Family. Of course, nobody takes horses onto a battlefield anymore, but they are kept for the sake of pomp and tradition. They are highly trained and it is unusual for them to behave like this. Apparently the horses were part of a parade rehearsal near Victoria Station when noises from a neighbouring building site frightened them. They immediately threw their riders and bolted. They were eventually captured and returned to their stables at the Hyde Park Barracks. They are being treated by a vet while their riders are in hospital with injuries that have been described as "not life-threatening". Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de3ubIcoqWQ. So, all's well that ends well I suppose. It does feel like there might be some predictive programming here. We'll see. I'm actually relieved that the police didn't shoot the horses this time. We know from the experience of the Merseyside white stag that the police have become very trigger-happy lately with innocent beings. No doubt they'd have mumbled some platitudes about "public safety", but thankfully it never came to that.
See here for background: https://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.com/2022/07/the-stag-and-stones-poem.html.

Wednesday 24 April 2024

"Scanning" the River

I took a dog for a walk today and we went on our usual route that runs beside the river Isis, what we in Oxford call the Thames. When we arrived I got a bit of a shock. A section of the towpath had been closed by the police, or at least I assume they were police because of their uniform; but they could have been somebody else in disguise. One of them was standing by a lock where I usually join the Thames Path and he said: "Could you go that way instead please, sir." He pointed to the old stone bridge. "We're just doing some scanning." He didn't explain what he meant by scanning. I crossed over the bridge and saw a big police warning sign announcing that the path was closed; another identical sign had been set up on the path about a hundred yards away downstream. A group of three or four other men in police uniforms were operating some kind of machine raised on a tripod. There is a patch of woodland right beside the lock and a muddy track runs through it; therefore I was able to double back to where the cordon was, hidden by the trees. It was there that I took this series of photographs.

The edge of the police cordon.
Policemen, or what looks like them, on an operation beside the river Isis (Thames) in Oxford.
The machine they were using for what they called "scanning". Do any readers recognize this? If so please let me know in the comments.
While I was walking through the woods close to where the scanner was I came across several dead animals, two rats and a squirrel. It is unusual to see that many corpses together in such a small forest. They did not look like recent deaths though, so I'm not saying whatever the scanning machine was killed them. If so I would have fled the location out of fear for my own health and that of the dog. There were also a large number of animal bones. The dog picked up a section of jawbone from what looked like a deer and, as usual, I had a bit of trouble persuading him to put it down. There was nothing else out of the ordinary at the location. I'm not sure what was going on; except a few months ago the police, definitely the real police this time, shut that same stretch of the Thames Path to perform a reconstruction while investigating an accident in which a pedestrian was killed by a speeding cyclist, see: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/23679085.oxford-cyclist-accused-thames-towpath-death-court/. I don't know if there's a connection. There has been nothing in the news about today's goings on. I'll be walking the same route tomorrow at about the same time of day so if anything else is untoward I will report on it.

Sunday 21 April 2024

Rain in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates is a desert country which receives very little rain. It has risen steadily over the last few decades, but still on average less than five inches falls a year. As a result there are no rivers and no need for drains or gutters etc to disperse rainwater. Then suddenly ten inches falls within hours; it has caused a flash flood of biblical proportions known as the 2024 greater Persian Gulf floods. The city of Dubai has a global reputation for being some kind of urban theme park. It includes the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and many others that are nearly as big. It is a checkerboard of shopping malls, luxury hotels and mansions. These concrete marvels have all been inundated. Four people have drowned and millions of dollars worth of damage has been done. The airport has had to close and residents have been evacuated from their homes. Obviously the media is blaming "Climate Change!" What's weird is that a video appeared a few weeks earlier which received almost no attention at all, but since the flood it has gone viral. In it a young man in traditional Emirati dress explains how rain in Dubai is created artificially through cloud seeding. This is when chemicals are added to the atmosphere, usually dumped from an aircraft, to make rain clouds form. Source: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C37uSSbIrCw/. This is not a secret or uncommon practice. Fire-fighters use it to extinguish forest fires and it is sometimes used at the Winter Olympics to increase snowfall. It has been used as a weapon of war, for example during Project Popeye. See here for details: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2024/01/storm-o-pocalypse-livestream.html. This leads inevitably to the question of whether the floods in the Emirates were caused by this method. Did they overdo the cloud seeding by accident? In that case the authorities should face massive lawsuits. Or was it deliberate? If so why? Eco-terrorism? Or has somebody organized some kind of monstrous insurance fraud? England, my own country, has been beset these last few weeks by some of the worst chemtrailing I've ever seen. It has been accompanied by one of the coldest and wettest springs on record. What plans do the geoengineers have for our future weather?
See here for background: http://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2021/11/climate-change-portal.html.
And: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2022/02/chemtrails-portal.html.

Friday 19 April 2024

That Thread!

See here for essential background: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2018/02/confronting-droike.html.
And: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2022/11/the-forum-is-dead-long-live-forum.html.
The thread on the old HPANWO Forum was lost when the forum was deleted by the host, but luckily I took screenshots of the whole thread. I have waited a while, but now I think the time is right so I am publishing it on this page: https://archive.org/details/screenshot-2019-02-09-14.12.13.

Thursday 18 April 2024

Smoking Ban Insanity

MP's have backed a plan to "encourage" people to give up smoking by making it illegal below a certain age. That law already exists, you might say, because it is in fact a crime to buy tobacco products under the age of eighteen, but the government want to change it so that this age limit rises by one year per calendar year. So next year the minimum smoking age will be nineteen and in 2026 it will be twenty etc. The result will be that anybody born after 2009 will never be able to smoke legally for their entire lives. Obviously this means in a few decades nobody will be able to buy cigarettes and tobacco will effectively become a prohibited drug. Other countries are following suite, such as New Zealand, Portugal and (predictably) Canada. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-68825322. This is a very stupid law, playing devil's advocate, because the government are destroying a massive revenue stream. Smoking materials are very heavily taxed, over 40% in some cases. They generate billions of pounds annually for the exchequer. On an ethical level, they justify it by saying they want to eliminate the unhealthiest everyday practice in the world. About 80,000 people a year die from illnesses caused by smoking. Everybody knows how bad smoking is for our health. Schoolchildren have to watch "love your lungs" videos, every packet of cigarettes has a warning label on it so big it almost covers the whole pack. The problem is that nobody forces us to take up smoking. It is a decision we make as adults; as I said, under-eighteens cannot buy cigarettes. Also don't forget smokers contribute a huge amount of extra tax to the NHS which has to treat smoking-related diseases. It is very typical of the government to try and solve a problem through raw coercion; it's the only language they understand. Recent events demonstrated that very clearly, see: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2021/02/coronavirus-portal.html. I do not smoke. I never have smoked. This is a decision that I made as an adult, but I feel very different about being commanded not to by the state. This is the government infantilizing us, reducing us to the level of misguided children; again this is very characteristic of their attitude. And prohibition doesn't work anyway. Think of all the drugs that are banned and have been for many years; are they therefore never used by anyone? So even if you do not smoke you should stand in opposition this new law. As Pastor Niemöller could have said: "First they came for the smokers..."
See here for more information: https://hpanwo-hpwa.blogspot.com/2014/10/smoking-ban-extension.html.

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Centre Port

One of the loveliest locations on the east coast of England is the Wash, a bay made up of shallow sandbanks and multiple river estuaries. It is a major conservation zone with huge colonies of seabirds, seals and eels. It includes a huge salt marsh, one of the biggest in Europe. This was originally much bigger and extended almost as far as Cambridge; but during the Middle Ages it was drained and turned into farmland. The land around the Wash is very flat and reminds me of my mother's family home in the Netherlands. This means that landmarks such as Ely Cathedral and the King's Lynn silo are major landmarks. Apart from several dredged shipping channels and some coastal flood defences, the area is untouched and natural. Queen Boudica used to live near there, see: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2024/02/one-long-boudica-moment.html. The secret of the Wash's rich wildlife is the complex movement of water and sediment as the rivers mix with the tides and winds. This causes variable temperature and salinity zones essential for some of the shellfish that live there. Now, like everything else sweet and natural in the world, it has to be interfered with. This is an event that fills me with sadness as it reminds me of Presque Isle, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2015/09/presque-isle.html. The government have expressed a wish to build a causeway across the mouth of the Wash, sealing it off forever from the open sea. The life-giving currents and migration routes of seals and eels would be severed. The causeway would carry a road which will shorten the journey from Hunstanton to Skegness from sixty-four miles to eleven miles. This means you'll be able to get from your home to your work cubicle much quicker. Also on the causeway will be a gigantic tidal energy scheme which could power 600,000 homes. Of course regular readers will know this technology is actually obsolete, but the government won't tell us that, see: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2020/08/free-energy-portal.html. It will also have a harbour built on it, hence the name. Centre Port faces much deeper waters so larger ships will be able to dock than those currently using the inland ports of King's Lynn and Boston. This means even more containers of cheap disposable Chinese tat will be able to reach us even faster at an even lower price. This idea has been toyed with since the '60's, but nothing official was decided. Now a company called Port Evo has unveiled formal plans. The 2022 proposal is detailed and includes a two billion pound estimated budget. Source: https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/plans-revealed-for-2bn-tidal-barrage-featuring-container-terminal-flood-defence-and-rail-and-road-links-22-11-2022/. This is still the early stages of the development process and nothing has been decided, but it is worrying that the government are taking this seriously.
See here for more background: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2020/02/st-helena-airport-portal.html.
And: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2021/11/hs2-extension-scrapped.html.

Saturday 13 April 2024

New Roswell Police Patch

A new uniform patch has been designed for the Roswell Police Department and in tune with the rest of the town's iconography it includes an alien UFO motif. All American uniforms include a fabric patch which contains encoded or symbolic information about what it represents. The previous patch was a simple blue shield background with the words ROSWELL POLICE surrounding the sun symbol of the Zia Pueblo Indians, exactly as it appears on the New Mexican flag; and inside this was a yucca plant, the state flower of New Mexico. This new patch is ET green with a white border. The background is black or very dark green. Inside it is the Zia sun symbol like the old patch except this one is light green and it says around the inner circle: Protect and serve those that land here with two grey alien faces on either side. Inside is a motif that looks like a letter R, for Roswell, but the gaps in the R double up as a flying saucer with a tapering beam shining downwards. Roswell's Police Chief Lance Bateman (who looks a lot like a brother porter of mine!) said the department recently ordered an initial batch of five hundred as a trial to see what they looked like in use. The officers themselves were asked to design a new patch and choose the one they liked the most. The winner was this one and the artist was Support Services Sergeant Trong Nguyen. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTJdpJ7rHHw. This new police patch fits in perfectly with everything else in Roswell. The skeptics resent the fact that Roswell has become so affluent because of its UFOlogical notoriety. Mark Pilkington's book Mirage Men dedicates five whole pages to describing the UFO tourist scene in Roswell in lurid and derogatory terms, see: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2012/12/mirage-men-by-mark-pilkington.html. I disagree. What is wrong with a town exploiting its history for its own prosperity? If you object to that then you'd better go to Stratford-upon-Avon and tell them to get rid of all the Shakespeare stuff. "But that's different because Shakespeare was real!" says the skepper. "The Roswell UFO was just a fake story!" Well, that's a matter of opinion.
See here for more information: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2020/02/ufo-disclosure-portal.html.

Wednesday 10 April 2024

SETI Success?

Prof. Simon Holland has come up on HPANWO before, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2022/02/skeptic-copium.html. Since I wrote that article two years ago, this contradictory Scottish science vlogger has taken an even stranger turn, one that makes me wonder what on earth is he playing at? As I have said in my SETI talks, the biggest problem the movement faces is not data gathering but processing. Electronic noise of every frequency, wavelength and amplitude is constantly pouring into our radio telescope antennas to be stored on tapes and disks until somebody can find the time to sift through it all and see if it contains anything organized. This is why SETI@Home was a creative and effective way of clearing the vast backlog. It allowed everybody with a home PC to join in. Officially no confirmed candidate signal was ever found; but according to Prof Holland, that's not true. What happened was an Italian group had the idea of rechecking the SETI@Home data blocks for Doppler shift, a test that hadn't been done before; this revealed whether a radio source is moving relative to the receiver in terms of distance. This will inevitably happen on one level because the earth is moving; rotating every day and orbiting the sun once per year. Therefore the tests had to control for that; but afterwards they then discovered that one radio source was still Doppler shifting in the same way, which can only mean it is coming from an exoplanet orbiting its own star. As a result various SETI projects are being escalated with massively increased funding and new telescopes are being built. It is run by the EU and not the USA, which is the original heartland of SETI. Prof. Holland says he found this out from somebody whom he called "the source of this information". That is an unbelievable thing for a skeptic to say. It is the kind of thing the skeppers constantly castigate us woo-woos for. This source told Simon that the EU run network has found a modulated signal, exactly the thing SETI proponents have been looking for since the days of Drake and Sagan. The scientists involved have resolved information from this transmission. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FSkiLqLx60 and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUTDRvnv0VY.
Why don't we all know about this? Apparently, according to Prof. Simon Holland's source, the scientists don't want to publish too soon; they want to wait until they're a hundred percent certain. However, as I say in my SETI talk, see background link below, you can't keep something like this secret; the conspiracy would be too top-heavy. The telescope network stretches from Manchester to Namibia; it involves a huge number of people constantly communicating. A leak would be unavoidable. Not only that, but the evidence they are examining doesn't come from a pile of debris in a paddock sealed off by the military police, it is right above our heads where we can all see it. Astronomy is the one true democratic science. You cannot have cover-ups in astronomy. Therefore I doubt the content of these two videos very much. So what is going on? Is somebody pulling Holland's leg or is he pulling ours? If so why? It could be an attempt to muddy the waters in the rising public awareness of UFO's. SETI is a totally superfluous enterprise when you consider what these multi-million pound instruments are looking for in distant galaxies is actually here on earth already and sometimes flying just a few feet above our heads. However, these confusion techniques often backfire very badly. I double-checked and confirmed that Holland did not upload these videos on April the 1st. Perhaps he is simply quitting skeptic YouTube with a bang; or maybe he has just had a mental breakdown. We'll see.
See here for background: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/12/ben-emlyn-jones-at-awakecon-2017.html.

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Furbies Mystery

Furbies were a child's toys that first became popular in the late 1990's. They were electronic and could produce sounds. This began as random gibberish, but then they were programmed to begin speaking recognizable human language over time. This would have felt to the child like the toy was learning to talk. A friend has made me aware that a group of psychical researchers had experimented with séances and scrying, using a crystal ball, and then weird things started to happen one spring in that era. They began receiving visions of Furbies; it sounds almost comical; then they started seeing them in real life. They got on a bus and found a Furbie left on the seat beside them. It kept repeating: "UFO is tasty" and similar outlandish phrases. After that they began receiving phone calls in which a Furbie voice spoke at the other end. Most alarmingly of all, one apparently fell from a high window on a tower block and landed beside them; it had spontaneously caught fire. The Twitter users who reported this swear this is true. They suspected somebody of playing a prank them, but no evidence of a hoax was found. Source: https://twitter.com/theavalonians/status/1774144232661438690. This is a weird case, but not unfamiliar to others I've heard of. It includes the manifestation of physical solid objects, apports, in such a manner that it frightens and harasses. Source: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=542233230369947. Apports have even occurred under controlled conditions, for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd4YPDzC8sQ. Unfortunately the Scole Experiment is not one hundred percent watertight, but having talked to several of the people involved I personally don't think it was a hoax.
See here for more information: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2023/06/afterlife-portal.html.

Saturday 6 April 2024

Israel's Killer Robots

One of the most automated militaries in the world is that of Israel. For its size and population, that tiny nation in the Near East receives some of the most lavish foreign aid in the world. This includes collaboration with defence contractors and the sharing of technology. Christopher Everard's documentary Superstate describes some of the drones and robots being developed by the Israel Defence Forces, including a terrifying thing that looks like a snake, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JnQL7mjspg. There's also another machine called a "dog" which moves on four legs, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD0SnMFMFoY. These vehicles are very difficult to knock over and can traverse almost any surface. They can climb stairs and very steep hills. Source: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3164110/. A lot of the fighting in Gaza is happening underground. Hamas has dug out a huge network of tunnels and subterranean bases across the territory and the company Roboteam has developed some small portable robots that can explore the tunnels and identify enemy positions without risking personnel. Underground it's not always possible to direct the robot with remote control so it has some autonomous capabilities. This makes it very different to, say, the Gladiator or MQ9 Reaper. These platforms are controlled by a human pilot just like any other. The only difference is the pilot is not inside the aircraft; instead they are sitting on the ground in a control centre, sometimes a long way away, driving their charge via remote control. Autonomous robots are controlled by an AI computer which can direct and make decisions by themselves. They can take photographs, pick up electronic intelligence, detect mines or booby traps and transport hardware, all without the help of any human operator. It is reported that no autonomous robot is armed. They cannot initiate combat without human supervision... yet! It is technically possible though. Will we one day see the dawning of the age of killer robots? This has sometimes been compared to Robocop, but that is inaccurate. The famous film is about a policeman killed in the line of duty and reanimated as a cyborg. He is not a robot; his human side remains and in fact it grows stronger over the course of the story. Viewers of the movie will know that the cyborg cop is introduced to replace a completely mechanical law enforcement robot called ED-209 after the robot kills somebody accidentally in a test. This is what concerns me. Unlike most people I do not take a partisan position in Israel-Gaza conflict. I've seen a huge amount of propaganda levelled at both sides and I can't work the rights and wrongs. I just feel sorry for all innocent Israelis and Palestinians caught up in it, as I say in the background link. Military robots with the ability to kill will almost certainly be introduced at some point if the war continues; and it won't stop there. After they have proved themselves on the battlefields of Gaza they will appear in other countries in other wars, and indeed for peacetime roles in the police as well as the military. There's nothing the government would like more than to remove the human element from their ability to deliver violence. It is actually very inconvenient for them having their guns in the hands of flesh-and-blood brain carriers who have thoughts and feelings of their own; and who sometimes rebel against their instructions. This is why they go to so much effort to control us on a mental level... How many seconds do I have to comply?
See here for background: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2023/10/israel-war-livestream.html.

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Total Eclipse of the State

An eclipse of the sun is the most obvious astronomical effect visible from the earth's surface. It occurs when the shadow of the moon passes across the earth. They are actually not rare; one occurs at least every eighteen months, however they don't always appear in the same place. Actually a spot on the earth's surface can only expect to experience a total solar eclipse about once every three to four hundred years. As a result they are an event of curiosity and wonder for the people who live where one occurs. Often people will have a festival of some kind and eclipses are also connected to numerous superstitions in all cultures. During a total eclipse the location becomes almost as dark as night for a few minutes, usually about four to seven, although in 1973 some people aboard a Concorde supersonic airliner enjoyed totality for seventy-four minutes as the plane chased the moon's shadow at mach two, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzwwofB5_Nc. Eclipses are generally harmless. They can be alarming for some people and for more intelligent animals like dogs and horses; but after the moon's shadow moves on things just return to normal. The only real danger involved in an eclipse is if people try to look at the sun. This can cause serious eye injury, possibly resulting in permanent blindness. It is important never to look at the sun without special observation sunglasses; normal sunglasses are not good enough. Next Monday there will be a total eclipse over North America; here is a good guide for watching it: https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/how-to-watch-a-solar-eclipse-safely/.
As I said, a solar eclipse is a completely normal and natural event with a very simple cause; it is a part of the earth's relationship to other bodies in the solar system. It can also do no harm so long as the people in its locale are sensible and take basic precautions. Therefore I have to wonder why the hell the government have declared a state of emergency. When I first heard of about this on Monday I assumed it was an April Fool, but it wasn't. The Ontario Niagara Region and the US state of Indiana will both be under police and military lockdown throughout Monday. Why? Because large numbers of people from areas close to the eclipse path are planning to travel to the locale to witness totality and the authorities are concerned that they will cause traffic jams and threaten "infrastructure", that all too commonly used word. Governor Holcomb of Indiana said: "The massive number of people viewing this event in our state may well stress and/or interfere with first responder and public safety communications and emergency response systems such that a technological or other emergency may occur," It is quite normal for people to travel deliberately to an eclipse locale. When one occurred in 1999 in the UK several hundred thousand people flocked to the southwest coast of England to enjoy it. I myself stayed in Oxford, but we had a 98% partial eclipse here and I went to Port Meadow with some friends to get a good view. There was no state of emergency needed to cope with it, except maybe a few extra traffic policemen to clear congestion. Seaside resorts such as Torquay, Penzance, Minehead and St Ives enjoyed a prosperous late season boom. Everybody had a really good time. So why all of a sudden are states of emergency necessary? I honestly think that the government is now just looking for excuses to flex their authoritarian muscles. When there is no real reason they will just make one up. The "nanny state" mentality is more than just annoying, it is sinister. It is reducing the adult population to the level of silly children or even farm animals. Is that what the government really think we are? I discussed this with Trevor of Third Rail the other day, see: https://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.com/2024/04/third-rail-radio-programme-172.html. On Monday Trevor will be going to the totality path a few miles from his home. In the programme I compared the relationship between the people and the state as an unhappy marriage, with the state definitely playing the role of a histrionic wife. It's time for an amicable divorce.
See here for more information: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/08/2017-american-eclipse.html.
And: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2015/03/astrology-and-eclipse.html.