Alex’s 2012 youtube video

Alex, a loyal DCS reader, made a video about 2012 and this video is partially based on my 2012/pole shift articles. I just want to post the video in here so you guys can have a look. It actually got some attention on youtube with 100+ comments and 2,577 views…Not bad at all. So here it is and a big thanks to Alex for spreading the facts about 2012:

Funny body facts

I found a little something on the Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry website and I’d like to share it with you. It’s actually a list of useless but funny body facts most people (that includes me) aren’t aware of. Visit the website for the complete list, but I’ll post some of my favorite here:

Women blink almost twice as much as men.

Fingernails grow faster than toenails and your middle fingernail is the quickest one to grow. It takes about 150 days to grow out a full length fingernail.

Your brain continues to send out electrical wave signals approximately 37 hours after death.

When you were born, you had 350 bones in your body, and after childhood 144 of these bones fused together.

Laughing and coughing put more pressure on the spine than walking or standing.

The eye muscle is the fastest reacting muscle of the whole body. It contracts in less than 1/100th of a second.

Your brain stops growing when you are about 15 years old.

There are some others you can read but these were my favorites!

Galactic Federation

Today, in my daily search for scams, I found a real gem! I ended up on a website called The Nibiruan Council and the amount of crap you can read there is quite amazing. Let’s start with the introduction just to give you a brief idea:

Welcome to the official website of the Nibiruan Council, a multidimensional off-world council whose members are connected to the planet Nibiru.

The Nibiruans’ mission is to prepare humanity to take their rightful place in the greater galactic community.

Jelaila Starr is the Nibiruan Councils’ messenger and channel. Through her articles, workshops, and lectures, the Nibiruan Council’s message has touched the hearts of many people around the world inspiring hope and understanding.

What? A multidimensional off-world council whose members are connected to the planet Nibiru? Yeah right, the planet that is still to be found.

Guess what? The website sells books!

For a special prive of 89$ you can get two “awesome” (feel the sarcasm here…) books:

We are the Nibiruans
Learn about Earth, the Nibiruans, our galactic history, starseeds,
walk-ins, how to recode your DNA and much more.

The Mission Remembered

The Nibiruans reveal their work to prepare for 2012. Discover the galactic events whose final days are being replayed on Earth between now and 2012. Learn what you can do to alter these events and prepare for 2012.

Ok, so learn about Earth, the Nibiruans, our galactic history, starseeds, walk-ins, how to recode your DNA and much more. Did I just read how to recode your DNA? That’s correct, DNA reprogramming. Learn how to do in in the confort of your home while watching T.V.! Totally ridiculous.

Wait, there’s more crap

We learn on the website that there are five races in the Galatic confederation:

Felines

The Felines are one of the two primary races in our universe. They arrived here by invitation of the Founders. Having successfully completed their Universal Game and completing their universe, a group of 45 Felines volunteered to come to this universe to help setup and oversee the same game here.

Humans

he Humans are the youngest of the four primary races in our universe. They were first created by the Felines on a planet in the Vega star system of the Lyra constellation.

Carians

The Carians are a race of birdlike Beings. At their most evolved state, the ruling class of the Carians resemble humans with eagle-like features and coloring.

Reptilians

The Reptilians are the creation of the Carians, their parent race. They evolved on a planet in the Alpha Draconi star system of the Orion Constellation. The royal line of Reptilians are the Draconians, the winged dragons.

Nommos

The Nommos are a race of Beings that takes the physical forms of dolphins, whales, mermaids/mermen. Their home world is a planet in the Sirius star system that is mostly warm aqua-blue water.

I could go on and on

Ok, so I really could go on and on with that as there’s an incredible amount of information on this website. I shouldn’t really call it information as it’s not what it is. It’s just an incredible amount of false stuff to help sell books. Hope you laughed a bit!

2012 galactic alignment: hoax


I said it numerous times and I wrote plenty of articles stating 2012 is a complete scam. A DCS reader posted a link to NASA’s “Ask an Astrobiologist” website and it deserves some attention. Here is the question/answer:

Question

Hi, i have a question about the sun alignment in the center of the galaxy in 2012. Will the sun be in the EXACT center of the galaxy? or just lined up/next to the center of the sun. If you can, can you explain this to me. (15 years old) Thank you very much.

Answer

I can’t explain it because it is just an Internet hoax. There is no alignment with the center of the Galaxy in 2012 or any time. As to the Sun being in the center of the Galaxy, that it impossible; the Sun and solar system will always remain at about 30,000 light years from the galactic center. These stories on the Internet are simply lies, and I am sorry if they have been a problem for you. A lot of the stuff on the Internet is wrong, and you have to learn to distinguish the truth from the lies. One simple test is to ask if any of these claims are made by real scientists, or if they have been reported in newspapers or on TV news. The stories about alignments or disaster striking in 2012 do not pass this test.

David Morrison
NAI Senior Scientist
July 7, 2008

Hope this clears a couple of things. I know some people will say you can’t trust the NASA, blah, blah, blah and I don’t care that much honestly. One thing I’ve learned from that 2012 thing is that you can’t argue in a logical way and there will always be people to scare the shit out of you no matter how logical your argumentation is. There will always be people to tell you to “open your eyes”, get out of your “perfect world”, “conspiracies are all around you”, etc. With over 600 comments on my 2012 article, I’ve seen the discussion going into many directions and I can say this thing will go on until 2012 because new scams will surface every day. And guess what? In 2012 we’ll be talking about 2016, then 2020 and so on.

Daily Common Sense goes with a full RSS feed

I decided today to go with a full RSS feed and full articles on the first page. I initially thought it was cleaner to only post part of the articles on the first page but it has the nasty consequence of generating an incomplete RSS feed. I read a lot of blogs and realized how painful it is to actually have to visit the website to read the complete post, so I usually unsubscribe.

Unfortunately, I think the older posts will remain uncomplete in the Feedburner feed. So from now on, you will be able to enjoy Daily Common Sense from your email inbox without having to visit the website! But remember, you are more than welcome to comment! ;)

Incredible pictures of Mars

Dailymail has a really nice article about the most detailed photographs of Mars ever taken:

Scientists have released some of the most detailed photographs of Mars ever taken.

The pictures, which were snapped from a European Space Agency (ESA) probe, show a region of the Red Planet called the Echus Chasma.

The deeply-incised area is a network of valleys that planetary geologists believe were created by channelling groundwater that once flowed on Mars’ surface.

You can read the rest of the article, but more importantly watch the other pictures over here:

Incredible pictures of Mars

What the hell happened with web bot today?

Was there a show on tv today or something about the web bots? I received a sudden rush of traffic to my article about the web bots, which you can find over here. I don’t see any problems with that as I’m always open to get more traffic, but I’m wondering where the hype is comming from. If you guys have any clues, please let me know. Oh by the way, if you haven’t read the article, it’s a good read! ;)

Alien Interview: Top sercret transcript

Here’s the latest scam I’ve found: “Alien Interview: Top secret transcripts from Roswell”. That’s right, for the small fee of 18$ for a paperback, you get:

the complete and unedited top secret transcripts of a series of interviews with an alien survivor of the notorious Roswell UFO crash conducted at the Roswell Army Air Field.

I really have nothing else to say about this, it’s just funny to even consider an Alien interview. Was he speaking English? Anyway, have a quick look!

The LifeStraw – safe drinking water to the world’s poor

Tonicgen.com posted a very interesting article on a technology that would help provide safe drinking water to the world’s poor. That technology is called the LifeStraw and here’s a quick description of it:

The LifeStraw is a portable water purifier for prevention of common diarrhoeal disease – and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean drinking water.  It is deemed so innovative that it received the  Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World-Changing Ideas this past February.

This really is an innovative technology and is a concrete solution to a complex problem!

You can visit the LifeStraw website for more information or read the article at tonicgen.com

Man wants to change his name to: ‘Fuck censorship’

Here’s a stupid one:

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico appeals court on Friday ruled against a Los Alamos man who wanted to change his name to a phrase containing a popular four-letter obscenity.

The man appealed after a state district judge in Bernalillo County refused his request to change his name to “Fuck Censorship!”

Judge Nan Nash ruled that the proposed name change was “obscene, offensive and would not comport with common decency.”

The man – whose current legal name is Variable – argued on appeal that it was improper government censorship to deny him the name change.

“We do not believe that the district’s court action infringes on petitioner’s right to free speech,” a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals said in its ruling.

The man has the right to call himself whatever he wants, unless there’s fraud or misrepresentation involved, the judges said.

But once he seeks court approval for a name change, the court has the authority to turn him down on several grounds, including if the name is offensive to common decency and good taste, the judges ruled.

That law was clarified in a 2004 case in the same court that apparently involved the same petitioner. In that case, an Albuquerque man whose name was Snaphappy Fishsuit Mokiligon got the go-ahead from the appeals court to change his name to Variable.

Wait there’s more! The man actually uploaded a video on YouTube to argue about the decision and how he thinks he got ‘censored’:

I’m sorry, but what a jerk! This has nothing to do with censorship, the name is just plain obscene. You know, sometimes I ask myself: “Why are there so many stupid restrictions in our society?”. With that story, I just figured part of the answer.

That one’s hard – Father imprisoned his daughter for 24 years and repeatedly raped her

I’m shocked. I was browsing today and I stumbled on this article from thisislondon.co.uk. The article is about a man who today confessed that he imprisoned his daughter in an underground chamber for 24 years and fathered her seven children. How discusting is that?

Here’s a quick overview of the article:

Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, was raped repeatedly since being lured into the dungeon built below the family home in a small Austrian town. Police said she had been “broken” by the experience.

Josef Fritzl, 73, admitted to police that all the children were his.

Three of them – Kerstin, 19, Stefan, 18, and Felix, five – were held captive with their mother in a series of windowless rooms and never saw the sunlight until they were freed on Saturday.

Incredibly, three others, Alexander, 12, Monika, 14, and Lisa, 16, were raised in the home by Fritzl and his wife. They were adopted by the couple and went to school, leading apparently normal lives.

The other child, a twin, died shortly after birth and the body burned by Fritzl in a boiler. Detectives today revealed details of the complex of rooms where Elisabeth was held since August 1984.

The three children kept prisoner with her were born there and are thought to have spent their entire lives underground.

Franz Polzer, head of the criminal investigations unit in the province of Lower Austria, said: “He has now said that he locked up his daughter for 24 years and that he alone fathered her seven children and that he locked them up in the cellar.”

I know, this is horrible and I’m totally out of words. You can read the full article on thisislondon.co.uk if you want more details as there are pictures of the cellar his daughter was kept in and a detailed analysis of the situation. Not that it’s THAT interesting, but just to get an idea of what that girl went through.

Do I have anything to add? No.

ColorQuiz, take that color test!

What if a color test could give you more information on your personality? Well, this is what ColorQuiz.com is offering to you:

This test is partially based on research by Dr. Max Lûscher during the early 1900′s. He has devoted his life to the study of how color affects behavior and has been hired by some of the world’s largest companies as a consultant.

The test itself is based upon fundamentals in color psychology. With years of research by color psychologists the characteristics of certain colors has been identified to cause an emotional response in people. This was done by studying the response from hundreds of thousands of test subjects around the world in order to isolate how certain colors make us feel. By doing the reverse, using the colors people prefer to determine how people feel, we can get some interesting indicators about a person’s current emotional state.

It is important to understand that the results from tests like this can be both short-term and long-term in their meaning. For example, if you are feeling depressed about something when you take the test you may see this reflected in your results. You may also notice deeper conflicts showing themselves consistantly if you take the test time and time again. This test can be taken quite often and still yield results that are accurate. The results will not be the same each time you take the test, for the most part, unless you are taking them without some time interval between them.

The test is widely used in Europe and overseas. There are very few experts of Luscher’s work in the United States, so for some of our American visitors the notions behind this test may seem rather strange…But give the test a try and you will be surprised!

I strongly invite you to take the test and comment on your results. I took the test and don’t have any problems with posting the results so here they are. My results are quite surprising and particularly accurate, but you know, it’s sometime a question of interpretation so that’s why it would be interesting to see other results.

Ben’s Existing Situation (accurate)

    Is seeking a solution to existing problems or anxieties, but is liable to find it difficult to decide on a right course to follow.

Ben’s Stress Sources (accurate)

    Wishes to be independent, unhampered, and free from any limitation or restriction, other than those which he imposes of himself or by his own choice and decision.

Ben’s Restrained Characteristics (Not really accurate, except maybe for “Able to achieve satisfaction from sexual activity” ;) )

    Feels rather isolated and alone, but is too reserved to allow himself to form deep attachments. Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense.Feels that he cannot do much about his existing problems and difficulties and that he must make the best of things as they are. Able to achieve satisfaction from sexual activity.

Ben’s Desired Objective (accurate)

    Intense, vital, and animated, taking a delight in action. Activity is directed towards success or conquest and there is a desire to live life to the fullest.

Ben’s Actual Problem (accurate)

Fights against restriction or limitation, and insists on developing freely as a result of his own efforts.

Sky Serpent: new and efficient way to produce clean energy

This is always nice to see a creative idea developped in someone’s garage. Well, this is exactly what Doug Selsam did with his “Sky Serpent”. His impressive design uses twenty-five small turbines instead of the massive blades on a modern wind power plan. To get a better idea, Environmental graffiti explains the technology :

Doug Selsam’s Sky Serpent is the right invention at the right time: traditional turbines are perpetually on back order, and he has 3kw of generation capacity that’s far more affordable and requires fewer materials to build.Selsam, who attended college at UC-Irvine but didn’t graduate, has very little formal training in the ways of physics or wind power, which is probably what left him prepared to break the mold. “This is a 1,000 year-old design” he says of the single-bladed turbine, “I knew if I could get more rotors, I could get more power.”

While on the surface that is in fact true, it flies against the dogma of the engineers and physicists that dominate the wind power community. The complicated physics of ensuring each rotor doesn’t simply encounter the prop wash of the ones in front of it, may have been enough to drive them away. However, Selsam figured out a method: he’s found the proper angle to align his string of rotors at in order to ensure they all have flow, and the optimum spacing for the rotors themselves.

So far, Doug sold 20 dual-rotor turbines that produce 2,000 watts and is getting a lot of attention from engineers. Let’s see where it leads, but it’s clearly a nice technology.

90,000$ for your own little UFO!

Sky News has an old but interesting and funny article on a company about to commercialize flying saucers:

US company Moller International has begun to manufacture parts for its Jetsons-like personal flying pod, the M200G Volantor.

The M200G is the size of a small car and is designed to take off and land vertically.

Company founder Dr Paul Moller calls the craft “the ultimate off-road vehicle” as it is able to travel over any surface.

“It’s not a hovercraft, although its operation is just as easy,” said the aeronautical engineering boffin.

“You can speed over rocks, swampland, fences, or log-infested waterways with ease because you’re not limited by the surface.”

You can read the article there:
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-1278332,00.html and there even are videos about the technology.

I must admit the whole thing sounds like a scam, but the article wasn’t released on April 1st and Sky News is not a small news network. You can also visit the company’s website: Moller.

The Earth’s axis DIDN’T shift

Summer Solstice is near and theories are flowing about the axis shift. The sun is too far north, the sun isn’t setting at the proper place, etc. I wrote a previous article about the Earth’s axis shift, just stating that it was completely nonsense to think that the axis of rotation changed but now, I would just like to provide a simple everyday life example of why it doesn’t make sense.

This example is called satellite T.V. I’m sure you know roughly how satellite T.V. works and that the antenna at your home as to be in direct line of sight with the satellite of your satellite T.V. provider. It does make sense, if you want your antenna to receive signal, it has to be in line with the satellite, otherwise it doesn’t receive any signal. Trust me, it’s not something roughly aligned: moving your antenna of a single degree can make a difference. Now, if you want to be able to communicate with the satellite day and night, it has to stay in the same position. How is this achieved? Well, that kind of satellite is called a geosynchronous satellite:

A geosynchronous orbit is simply an orbit that allows the satellite to remain apparently stationary above the same location on Earth.

In order for a satellite’s orbit to remain stationary above the same location on Earth, the satellite’s orbital period (the time required for one complete orbit) needs to equal the Earth’s rotational period – one day. Because the satellite orbits at the same rate the Earth rotates, the satellite remains stationary above the same longitude on Earth.

In addition for the satellite orbit to be truly geostationary, the orbit must not be inclined to the equator. Otherwise the satellite will oscillate in a north south direction above the same longitude.

Just like that:

So that’s why you are able to stay connected with the satellite at all time. Now, remember when I said moving your antenna of a single degree would make a difference, well now imagine if the Earth’s axis would shift! The Earth does move, but not the satellite. There aren’t any physical bindings between the Earth and the satellite which means your antenna is no longer pointing toward the satellite. So if you are still able to watch satellite T.V., the Earth’s axis is the same.

Also, it is ridiculous to think it wouldn’t have important impacts. Just the length of days would be different! I strongly encourage you to have a look at this video as it’s pretty good to understand the basics:

I hope it cleared it all!