While reading the article “Top 10 Most Sinister PSYOPS Mission Patches” at The Vigilant Citizen I came across information about Route 66 that I have never heard before.
The famous old American highway “Route 66″ was laid out by Freemasons with the apparent intention of sending masses of automobile riders into a self-processing occult trip. -Michael A. Hoffman II, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare
I guess there’s nothing those freemasons aren’t involved in. Perhaps it will be part of the plot of the next National Treasure movie.
From a Wired Science article titled “Glowing Scorpion Exoskeletons May Be Giant Eyes“:
Scorpion bodies are studded with eyes, sometimes as many as twelve — and scientists may have found one more.
A scorpion’s entire exoskeleton may act as one giant light receptor, a full-body proto-eye that detects shadows cast by moonlight and starlight.
That’s still just a hypothesis, but it would help explain why they glow so brilliantly under ultraviolet light.
Twelve eyes? TWELVE! Little bastards.
I should leave this sort of thing to John Fleck, but I found an article at The Christian Science Monitor titled
“The new water wars? Study shows broad decline in Rockies snowpack“. When I think of climate change I often think that the Earth will be fine, it’s our way of life that will be impacted.
While the shrinking snowpack in the 20th and early 21st centuries is not unprecedented from a climate-history standpoint, at no time in the past 800 years have so many people relied so heavily on these winter snows for their fresh water. The rivers and the drainage basins that feed them provide as much as 80 percent of the water used for irrigation, power generation, and other purposes by some 70 million people, according to the study.
Meanwhile most of the State of New Mexico continues to be in a drought.
On social networking site Reddit, user subtonix posted a map of the US which shows movies that represent each state. I saw it reposted too many places to not comment on it. Some good movies represented some states well, like Raising Arizona for Arizona but New Mexico was not well represented by the movie The Tao of Steve.
I never heard of The Tao of Steve so I put it in my Netflix queue and moved it to the top. Generally I found the movie too predictable, kind of slow and didn’t care about the characters. Other than the movie taking place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I didn’t see how it had anything to do with New Mexico. The characters and story could have taken place anywhere and it wouldn’t have made any difference to the movie.
There’s several other movies I think would make better representation of New Mexico with the top of the list being The Milagro Beanfield War. While the movie is not a true accounting of any story, I think it represents something that could really happen. Wikipedia describe the film.
Filmed on location in Truchas, New Mexico, the film is set in the fictional rural town of Milagro, with a population of 426. In keeping with the northern New Mexico setting that it is depicted as being a part of, Milagro is a predominantly Hispanic and Catholic town, with a largely interrelated population.
The picture tells of one man’s quixotic struggle as he defends his small beanfield and his community against much larger business and New Mexico state political interests.
There are several other movies that could do a better job. Listed are a few: White Sands, Gas Food Lodging, Wild Wild West, Wyatt Earp, Young Guns. What suggestions do you have?
Today I took a trip to Santa Fe with my parents. There isn’t a whole lot there, for being the capital city of New Mexico. No high rises, just a small square in the middle of the city. A lot of artsy shops and Indian jewelry surround the square. It was pretty cold, under 40 degrees, so we didn’t stay long. Yeah yeah, 40 isn’t very cold compared to some places but it’s cold enough not to want to be in.
I’m having some problems with my Camera. Take the image titled “Looking tword the cathedral”, Images that are dark sometimes have some graininess to them. I also find that I get about 2-3 corrupt pictures. I don’t know if this is some problem with the memory card or the camera. There are a few images I took of the monument in the center of the square, where they removed the word savage describing the indians, that were corrupt.
There wasn’t any protesters in the plaza today but there were some along the way.
Edge of town
Near the cathedral
Native American art work
Looking toward the cathedral
About the monument
Down town square <
Santa Fe Public Library