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The two-day manhunt for a Florida man ended Wednesday morning at the FBI office in Tampa, when 55-year-old “doomsday prepper” Martin Winters surrendered to authorities. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a wet, footsore and weary Winters gave up his freedom for the promise of some dry shoes, Gatorade, a couple of cheeseburgers and some French fries. [RawStory]
I don’t know anything about Mr Winters or the full circumstances of the last few days. However, it does suggest that there are some survivalists out there who are capable of being on the run for very long. Stockpiling weapons is one thing, but keeping dry and safe in the outdoors takes a bit more skill.
According to officials, Winters told an undercover agent he had 50 AR-15 rifles buried on his property and other properties. The agent also said Winters told him he wanted to burn his house down and then shoot agents as they …
I think that there might really be Yeti in the Himalayas, and there’s a lesser chance that Bigfoot is also real, in North America. So I was really excited to read the following at Red Orbit:
A team of scientists has published the results of a five-year study of DNA samples from Sasquatch in the journal DeNovo Journal of Science.
Researchers claim they have sequenced three whole Bigfoot nuclear genomes, helping to prove that the legendary creature exists in North America, and is a human relative that arose 13,000 years ago.
The scientists hypothesize that the Bigfoot creature is a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens, with a novel primate species, giving it the species name Homo sapiens cognatus.
And it sounds legit, with the study appearing in a scientific journal, and information like this:
“Clearly non-human hair (morphologically), washed thoroughly as is accepted procedure in forensic science to remove contaminates by two laboratories with two techniques, …
The key takeaway is this:
After 5000 years the Mayans made a prediction.
Arguably they were not as skilled as modern science. But that doesn’t invalidate their predictions, and after such a length of time, being a few days out is OK.
“2012” is a great excuse to prepare – preppers will be the winners when the next disaster strikes
I have a love/hate opinion when it comes to John Major Jenkins. I love his dedication and his skills at academic writing. But I’m not a fan of his fixation of the galactic alignment era that seems to lack any meaning or point. Regardless of whether the alignment is coincidental or deliberate, ultimately it makes no difference to anyone’s lives – it is only a curiosity. Why devote your life to a curiosity?
Still, I reckon JMJ is the real deal. Any minor celebrity he has achieved seems to be secondary to his mission. I could argue that Pinchbeck is the other way around…
From reading JMJ all these years, and following his public movements, I’m quite sure he is nothing but his apparent self.
Writers at SOTT think different:
The 2012 Collective Shift & the Secret History of End-Times Prophecies by Gregory James
John Major Jenkins, the Mayans, 2012 and All That Jazz by Gregory James
Is John Major Jenkins a New …
Eight hours short of full moon, just north of Wellington, NZ just had a 6.2 earthquake. No major damage or injuries. Still, I can’ t kick this idea that alignments – full and new moon are minor, eclipses are major – add extra stress to the equation. Keep a look out for a big quake on the opposite side of the world in the next few hours.
A strong earthquake struck off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Tuesday, shaking residents across a wide area and toppling goods from shelves but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injury. [Reuters]
I operate numerous 2012 sites – a social network, a directory, online book, news service and forum, as well as this blog. If they have anything in common, it is an openness to all aspects of 2012. While this is not contrary to my own interests, it is contrary to what I need to focus upon: practical survivalism.
Consequently 2013.org is a service aimed at a specific 2012 niche. It is for those who are planning for the worst. Those who have already decided that in 2012, or any other year, human screw-ups, or mother nature, might deprive us of the extraordinary civilization many of us are experiencing. As practical, intelligent, sensible folk we have taken necessary preparations, just in case.
For me personally, while 2012 could be a dramatic year, common sense requires me to prepare for events that could happen any year, even beyond my own lifetime. Given the powerful meme …
Yesterday I was watching ABC News in Australia. It is closely similar to the BBC in Britain, and consequently the standards are very high. During the financial update, an expert was asked about where the market was headed. And to my surprise he mentioned the shift of the magnetic poles (not new news, but it has had a lot of recent exposure…) – possibly causing natural disasters, and potentially putting risk upon the stocks of insurance companies.
To my mind, this is just one step short from the US Government starting to act on news launched from, and provided by, crowds of conspiracists.
LucasFilm has responded to the recent story about George Lucas being a 2012er, as told by Seth Rogen on TV show Ellen:
[Lucas] was not serious when he talked about the end of the world in 2012, but he is an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens, and that the sun revolves around the Earth. These are among the many subjects he commonly discusses at length with Elvis, who he’s going to digitally insert into Indy 5, along with a roster of famous dead actors. Seth Rogen is a funny guy, but George and Steven are taking Chris Rock with them on the Millennium Falcon!
Hard to tell if the denial is serious or not…
As is often the case for stories found at Sorcha Faal’s WhatDoesItMean.com, the one titled Leaked Cable Reveals Obama Sent To “2012 ALICE Bunker” Due To Norway “Spiral”, I get the feeling it is made up, or even provided…
Supposedly there is a cable, which they imply has been sourced from WikiLeaks, that links the Norway spiral of January 2010 with a suggestion that the US President hides in a bunker:
¶1. (S) RNoAF response to HAARP/CERN spiral anomaly was limited to 175 km. with testing parameters met within 3degrees of arc access.
¶2. (S) Post recommends activation of 2012 Project ALICE Bunker for POTUS/SECDEF
Of course when you do a search of WikiLeaks not only does this cable not exist, but neither is there any mention of bunkers, spirals or the 2012 meme. I guess if a leaked document ever does mention these things, the internet will truly be …
While other countries um and ah, Russia has bold plans. They are proposing a global monitoring system that some say could cost $300 billion. Obviously the US would rather spend that on a few months of war… Whether it is feasible or not, the land of super-bunkers deserves praise for even suggesting that such defence systems are necessary.
A large asteroid hitting the Earth could mean the worst natural disaster in millions of years – and threaten most forms of life.
“A giant tsunami wave will rise, submerging coastal cities. If a meteor hits land, a massive dust cloud will rise, and cause severe climate change,” Director of the Space Systems Research Centre, Valery Menshikov explains.
As a leading space engineer, Menshikov believes we have to do anything it takes to make sure this never happens.
His team has developed IGMASS, a groundbreaking network of satellites and telescopes on different continents. The system would …
Every now and then I get a little bit speculative
Here are the facts:
The Shaolin Temple is 1500 years old, and one of the most ancient still functioning sites in China. One could imply that the people running the place are powerful
It is the home of Shaolin Kung Fu
Located on Mount Song, one of the four Sacred Mountains of China
Built by a Chinese Emperor, Xiaowen
Clearly an important place, housing important people. As 2012 mania sweeps through China (according to some reports), we receive the following news:
The abbot of Shaolin Temple in central China’s Henan Province said the newly built underground funeral parlor is for monks’ ashes only and not for sale, after suspicions arose online claiming the parlor would be used for profit.
… Located in the western part of Shaolin Temple, the parlor consists of five caves and has an area of about 100 square meters.
Could this be a bunker? …
Came across this at the 2012 Forum, and it’s just bizarre – like the BP oil leak that has the USA upset, in eastern Europe there is a leak that has been unplugged for almost 40 years! Makes for a better pic as well…
Environmental disasters: Gulf oil spill lesson # 1- Drilling can sometimes unleash a hell on Earth (June 8, 2010)
Giant hole still burning in the desert
DERWEZE, Turkmenistan – Geologists were excited to find rich deposits of methane gas when they conducted geological surveys in Turkmenistan in the 1970’s but almost no one could imagine the hellish nightmare they would later follow the discovery. In 1971, engineers begin drilling for natural gas just outside the small village of Derweze, Turkmenistan. The exploratory hole soon ruptured into the opening of a large underground cavern. The massive cavern was filled with methane gas. Plugging the hole proved fruitless. Underground pressures soon caused the methane …
Researchers using satellite images have found what may be an ancient Mayan city. Although nature is capable of making straight lines and geometric patterns (opinions are still divided on Yonaguni which is underwater off Japan), the grid layout suggests it was created by humans. Lying at depths of between 40 and 70 feet, they estimate that this area would have been above sea level 4500-8000
years ago, making it easily the most ancient city discovered in the region.If it proves to be real, perhaps there are stelae down there that can give us clues regarding the year 2012?
As Graham Hancock has been telling us for years (see his book Underworld), given that we know sea levels have risen extensively since the last Ice Age, and that civilisations tend to base themselves by the sea, the place to look for very old artefacts is in the sea. Unfortunately very few archaeologists are …
This is a common question, and one that especially concerns 2012 prophets, 2012 fearmongers, and 2012 spiritual evolutionists – for they could all have egg on their face.
First of all, there’s a good chance something will happen, because most years somewhere in the world there is a major story. 2012 will still have legs, because proponents of the meme will say things like:
that earthquake / volcano / tsunami is the beginning of the end
that politician just voted in is the anti-Christ
that new scientific discovery will lead to something disastrous
that piece of heart-warming good news indicates the start of a global spiritual uplifting
But also, don’t dismiss the human ability to self-fulfill prophecy, in either a good or bad way. If enough people believe we will undergo a spiritual transformation in 2012, and cause it to happen within their selves – who knows what the flow on effects might be?
Conversely, if enough …
If anything good ever comes from the poverty in Africa, it’s the recent ingenious inventions providing self-help at affordable prices. Although the aim is to provide cooking/boiling facilities for the poor, this is a great concept for a post-cataclysm scenario. The parts are easily scavenged, and most people would have the skills to construct a Kyoto Box. Therefore boiling water and cooking food should be easy to achieve for just about anyone.
It might look a bit primitive and simplistic, but it is 400 times more cost effective than photovoltaics – and that’s if you buy one ready made. If you recycle, it’s basically free.
All you need is:
2 cardboard boxes – one a little smaller than the other
black spray paint
insulation / packing material
In terms of scavenging, a supermarket or hardware store, and a dumpster are about all you’d need to source the above items.
Here’s the official site – …