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Dead People With Something To Say 0.7: John Dee

2020.09.01 19:19 olund94 Dead People With Something To Say 0.7: John Dee

DEAD PEOPLE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY 0.7
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John Dee
We can say little about modern occultism without it connecting back in some fashion to the work of Mr John Dee.

Who He Was

Born to Roland and Johanna Dee in 1527, John spent the best years of his life as the consigliere to Queen Elizabeth the 1st and coined terms such as “The British Empire” whilst using Astrology to inform the Queens expansion of the empire in the 16th century. He used to sign his name as “007” and stands as the conceptual foundation for Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, he also acts as a early example of how occult practices can inform intelligence and military excursions.
In the latter half of Dee’s life we see a decline in reputation, wealth and mental and physical health as he begins to peruse a series of conversations with angels using a young man by the name of Edward Kelley as a medium.
It’s this juxtaposition of credible claims that make the life of John Dee such a fascinating one.
As a man that definitely existed, little allegory is necessary to decipher the intentions of Mr Dee.
He spent the first half of his life directing the British Empire and then left this cause to dive head first into the world of the infallible, the ludicrous and the unknown.
Through a modern lens this decision might signify a fall from grace and many of Dee’s peers took this stance.
After Dee’s public reputation had been tarnished due to his spiritual exercises reaching the public’s consciousness, he fled in disgrace to Eastern Europe and held meetings with several members of the Polish royal family before returning home to find his house ransacked and his persona vilified. Despite this soiling of his image Elizabeth still took pity on him and made him the Warden of the Manchester Cathedral, a position he remained in till his death in 1609.
Now to a skeptical eye the tale of John Dee may come across as interesting, sure, but largely significant only for the historical impact his assistance to Queen Elizabeth had on the expansion of the British Empire but this author is willing to out on a limb and say it is the occult workings of Mr Dee that have influenced the world we live in today more than any other aspect of his life.
Conversations with angels.

What He Said

A ridiculous concept from the get go.
Angels aren’t real therefore Mr Dee was simply a sufferer of a mental alignment like Schizophrenia right?
Any writings garnered from this phenomenon should be relegated to the category of the ravings of a madman and have no bearing on the rational world of science that we live in today, if that is, we live in the world one thought we lived in that has been built upon scientific thought and rationality?
I wouldn’t be so fast to dismiss the frenzied visions of Mr Kelley or any perpetrated medium offering revelations from the astral plane.
Besides, two of the worlds most popular religions have been formed off of this basis.
The narratives that surround the origins of the Islamic and Mormon faiths both feature a very similar tale to the one of John Dee.
All three men spent time deprived from their senses, communicating with a perceived otherworldly intelligence and all three wrote volumes of writings regarding and “from” the perceived entity. Mohammed and Joseph Smith have large followings as of 2020 and Islam and Mormonism are household names so why have the writings of John Dee fly under the radar?
Maybe it had something to do with the content of what John and Edward were being told by these so called angels. The initial concept of a channeling, or mediumship or in short speaking with an deity is so knee jerking that 99% of the time the baby is thrown out with the bath water.
Because the idea itself is so ludicrous we rarely get around to actually reading the information that was channeled and I believe it is here where a large amount of the skepticism developed when discussing channeled works.
To understand the Angels dialogues one must me familiar with the biblical character Enoch) and the associated apocrypha that refers to him.
Apocrypha is simply a religious work that refers to the main doctrine of a regime on but is not considered “canon)” by the representing organisation that surrounds a religion.
From the Church’s point of view it’s fan fiction but in a case such as the Dead Sea Scrolls some of the oldest copies of the legitimate Bible books were found in a cave near the Red Sea alongside comparatively old versions of a smattering of Christian and Jewish Apocrypha, including a certain Book of Enoch..
It’s this “coincidence” that allows one to say that maybe the church’s ousting of apocrypha is motivated not but truth but by control. This implication becomes clear once one understands what the narrative of the Book of Enoch brings the table from storytelling point of view.
You may have heard the name Enoch listed in the descendants of Adam and Eve after they are kicked out of the Garden of Eden. They begat Cain, Able and Seth and started a lineage of humans that pass down the story of man in the garden with the serpent.
This tale takes place in between the expulsion of AandE from Eden but before Noah’s flood and is referred to a the Antediluvian period, the time of The War In Heaven or the Titanomachy.
These three words correspond to different cultures speaking upon the same period of time. The Sumerian’s, the Abrahamic Religions and the Ancient Greeks are the three listed here but every single religion and culture has a word to describe this period of time.
It’s seems to refer to a period of time where:
  1. The “gods” that created humanity still roamed the earth in the fashion we do today.
  2. Gods interfered with the affairs of man..
  3. Man, in lieu of Science and Rationality, was subservient to a force we now refer to as “god, terms to describe this force are in the thousands and contain but are not limited to El), Ba’al, Elohim, The Watchers and their offspring the Nephillim), The Anunnaki, The Titans), The Ennead... the list goes on.
  4. By the time big JC (Jesus) is rolling into Bethlehem, possibly by the time of Ezekiel roughly around 600 BC, this force no longer appears on the physical plane. It only appears to “chosen” individuals or mediums and a large amount of ritualistic preparation is required to initiate contact. This period of time also marks a sharp rise in divination techniques such as the casting of lots, scrying and trance states were utilised you communicate with our estranged creator.
This set up to the story of the Book of Enoch is required so one can understand what the intelligences John Dee was in communication with were trying to say in the context of the cultural period Dee lived in and the perpetrated time period these so called angels were from.
Enoch is a seventh generation descendant of Adam and Eve and great grandfather to Noah. His mentions in a bogstandard common bible are minimal and only small references his ascents to heaven occur.
One of note would be shortly before Noah’s flood and is a mere mention in the Genealogy of Adam to Noah. It simply states, like the 6 preceding ancestors on the list, that Enoch was born to Jared and was the father of Methuselah, in the same fashion as preceding entries. Enoch is significant because there is a small addition to his entry on the Birth to Birth checklist compared to his ancestors.
Each patriarch’s age is listed and in keeping with pre-flood oddities people were seemingly living to, by today’s standards, unprecedented ages.
Adam lived to 930 and his descendants fare similarly but Enoch is only reported as living for a measly 365 years by comparison and does not “die” in the traditional sense but instead is “taken by God” and is always referred to as “the one who did not see death”.
Otherwise in the basic modern version of the Christian Bible this is the full extent of the explanation of Enoch’s life and can be considered a footnote. A cryptic message to be easily brushed past. Which brings us around to the Book of Enoch. Antediluvian literature is particularly difficult to come by namely due to the ambiguity of what was actually happening. Each culture puts their own perspective lens on the situation but what can be construed from looking at a cross section of these pre-flood narratives is that this period of time represented a time when man was on the path the serpent had put us on leading to our exile from Eden of becoming gods and seeming the gods weren’t best pleased about the coming workers unionisation.
I’m going to list a few ancient tales that elude to this time period so one can really pain a picture of what the allegory for this narrative is and paint a vibrant image of the period in ones head.
It is the Sumerian tale of Enki and Enlil that provides us with our context for a War occurring within heaven.
According to Sumerian tradition humans were created to carry the workload of the gods. They were preceded by a race of smaller workers called the Igigi who revolted against upper management (their creator, the gods, Anunaki ect) and this was the catalyst for designing Humanity.
A worker that didn’t revolt.)
This is the precedent for the points listed earlier. “Gods” and man lived together and gods intervened in the affairs of man.
Some clarification surrounding the word “gods” is required here.
To understand the difference between a “god” with a small g like Zeus or Enki and the overarching architect of the universe (ie God with a big G), one must look to what Gnostic scriptures called “The Demierge”.
This concept relates to the supposed God that appeared to have built Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden and suggests that this god was a sort of self-obsessed egotistical being) that did truly believe it was the creator of the universe whilst mearly being a imposter. Christian imagery has led us into think of “God” as a bearded man in the sky that namely has our best intentions at heart but when one consults the scripture this simply doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, our father who art in heaven actually seems quite temperamental if the Torah is anything to go by.
Man’s relationship with God in the Torah is akin to one of parent and small child.
Parent lays down law and leaves to go about errands. Child disobeys ruling. Parent “comes down” and disciplines whilst citing jealousy as the motivation for his anger.
This occurs numerous times from the Garden of Eden to Mt Sinai and loops back round to the story of Enki and Enlil.
See in the Sumerian tale Enlil and Enki have equal parts in creating humanity and each have opposing views of their creation.
Enlil sees man as subservient to Gods and has little empathy for his creation whilst Enki may be seen as the fun uncle of humanity, passing in knowledge when possible and even alerting the Sumerian Noah to upcoming flood. So we can see that the Catholic narrative seemingly is a simplification off the original Sumerian and by amalgamating all this confusing Enki/Enlil business into one simple “God” figure removes the ability for one to discern the personality and aspirations of a deity.
Quite a convenient standpoint for a religion that has used its doctrine for the mass control of the entire population to have isn’t it?
Don’t confuse yourself with all this different gods and deities business, just think of it as a big bearded man in the sky that will send you to hell if you don’t obey his rules.
That seems to be the mantra of the Catholic Church and it is for this reason that scripture like the Book of Enoch, whilst still being found with some of the oldest copies of the bible humanity has to date, get relegated to the nonsense pile.
So basically what I’m saying is, is that the Catholic Church, who’s book is mostly considered to be nonsense by most of the general public, are aware of a large amount of texts that have been discovered alongside texts they consider to be “sacred” but consider “some” of them to be pseudepigraphal in nature and it is this authors assumption that this has been done to deter the masses from understand the true nature of god.
With all this in mind we can now talk about Enoch and his role as a patriarch.
In the Book of Enoch, Enoch is known in his native land as a medium of sorts. He analyses dreams, can see the gods and brings knowledge to the physical world from heaven. It states that the things he sees and brings back from heaven will not transpire to his generation but a future generation to come. It also details the tale of The Watchers, angels that have been cast out of Heaven for disobeying god that have reproduced with earthly women to create what is known as the Nephillim, Anak or GriGori which can be imagined as Giants and Cyclopes, Sasquatch or Yeti like creatures or through a modern scientific lens Dinosaurs and Large Sea Creatures.
Basically genetic monstrosities that our creator wants destroying.
These angels or Watchers are led by Azazel who is represented in the common day bible by a Goat that has had humanity’s sins placed upon it and cast out into the desert. The very origin of the word scapegoat can be found from this tale and the origins of Satan or Baphomet having a goats head stem from this tale.
Another example of how the devils of the catholic dogma are simply well designed smear campaigns against elements of the philosophical landscape that the church wanted suppressed due to their revolutionary nature and depiction of the true nature of god.
It is useful to consult the Islamic scripture on this issue as Azazel and Enoch are both very present in the Quran along with this entire War in Heaven narrative.
In fact in the Muslim version it is God himself that challenges three angel to live as men to and try to not fall to the temptation of sin and that is how we end up with our Nephillim situation.
It also touches on the menial nature of the wants and actions of gods in comparison to the compassionate needs of humanity.
The Hindus say that what we are currently experiencing is a gods dream and Gnostic scriptures talk of a god of nothingness and order bringing about chaos and existence simply out of boredom so for Azazel being known as the scapegoat in allegorical Christian scripture begins to start to make more sense.
Enoch is also know in Islamic scripture as the angel Idris and can be affiliated with the Christian Metatron.
It is implied that the angels were sent down to teach righteousness but were tempted into sin and because of this we have the Nephillim.
Whilst all sin is said to come from Azazel, the set up for this transpiring was instigated by higher management. Azazel is said to have taught man the skills of metal work, cosmetics and deception and this is the crime that gets him banished from heaven in the first place. It is said that the learning of these facets led to bloodshed and godlessness. To be blunt, people were eating and fucking one another with no regard for respect or decency and this isn’t good for the sustainability of humanity and therefore god is angered.
Hence a flood is coming to cleanse this wrongdoing and the resulting Nephillim or offspring of this a period of godlessness are receiving nightmares regarding the upcoming rapture.
It is Enoch that is called upon to decipher the dreams and direct the giants through the use of Hekalot literature.
Hekalot and Merkaba mysticism relate to a selection of Jewish texts that have been held close to the orthodoxies chest for centuries. Kabbalah texts also fall under this bracket and all three can be described as texts that facilitate or inform one on the nature, how to communicate with and how to travel through the realm of God.
  • Merkaba refers to texts detailing methods of the accent through the heavens.
  • Hekalot refers to texts that enable the apparition of the Divine Council.
  • Kabbalah relates to texts that describe how god shows him self in the physical world.
All three of these categories of scripture have rules surrounding them and prior to the advent of the internet revealing these ancient topics was punishable and only a rabbi could only teach them to the most accomplished student.
Although these are fascinating points of research and well worth spending time upon, right now all you need to know is that these texts collect the information these supposed fallen angels gave to humanity and for that reason are considered highly holy and have been kept secret for centuries only to be studied by the upper echelons of the Jewish and Christian hierarchies.
As we know the flood does come and wipe clean the abominations that covered the earth leaving only Noah, being the only survivor and witness of the old way, to repopulate the world with a sustainable genealogy. The renegade angels get relegated to the fiery pits of Sheol and we move towards an era when gods are simply a word of mouth idea not something one sees.
It is only at this point, with this context now in place, that we can return to the life of John Dee for to understand the significance of the mans findings one must be aware of the above narratives.
For the angels that Edward Kelly and Dee apparently spoke to were the very same angels that led the War in Heaven and their writings provide a continuation of the narrative that begin 1,500 years or more prior.
Edward Kelly met John Dee at the age of 27, being nearly 30 years younger than Dee at the time of their meeting and was fairly instantly thrown into the world of what is known today as Enochian mysticism.
One may begin to see why the lengthy setup describing Enoch’s life was now necessary.
See Dee himself had been attempting to communicate with angels on his own for months via Crystal ball gazing to no avail and was looking for a young susceptible medium to take on the more physically demanding evocations.
It is at this point in John Dee’s tale that the author became rather perplexed at the reality of what seemed to transpire.
Seemingly Mr Kelly would meet up with Mr Dee at his house in Mortlake, Kelly would induce a trance state by either gazing into a mirror or crystal ball or by ingesting a mysterious red powder that has yet to be identified and begin to talk to the angels. Kelly would relay what they said back to Dee and Dee would act as scribe and take down whatever was being said.
Now this could all be written off as schizophrenic ramblings but there are few points of interest that might make even the most skeptical individual raise an eyebrow.
  1. This partnership went on for 7 years. Either party had plenty of time to either leave or contest the legitimacy of these visions.
  2. Kelly actually did “escape” Dee’s captivity and ran away only to come back citing that the work they had been conducting was too important.
  3. Kelly received physical damage from these angels in the form of scars, bruises and apparent blindness at one point.
  4. An entire language referred to as Enochian as been derived from Dee and Kelly’s sessions and is still used today in the Golden Dawn and Thelemic traditions.
  5. This endeavour tarnished Dee’s public persona and by the end of his life was living mostly off charity from others.
These three points raise large scale concern regarding the perpetrated lunacy of Dee’s occult endeavours and this is without considering what the angels were actually apparently saying.
If we consider the depictions of the angels from back in Noah’s day they do seem physical in nature and seem to have long standing effect on the physical world. Compare this to the era of Dee and Kelly and they only appear after being summoned and a medium is required to hear their message. Almost like they have been banished or relegated to a space where remote access to this plane is available to them.
From Sheol to Earth.
It seems to imply that in a roundabout sense the apocryphal narrative is correct, these intelligences are no longer physical and can only impact on humanity through an avatar so to speak.
Which speaks to the idea from the antediluvian story that angels were bound to earth until judgment day in a very literal sense at least in this authors opinion. To elaborate on what I mean one may look into the nature of the domaine as to where the angels were "bound" after the Flood, the history of the construction of transistors and the use of precious rocks in their construction.
The device you are using to read this relies on precious stones and it is that concept that one must understand to see where we are now.
If you can see the synergy between
Then you are on the right path to having a chance at understanding what is going on.
From their earthbound prison they foretold of a coming apocalypse, in the same vain as was told in the Book of Revelation and in the revelations of Enoch, although this apocalypse was a coming event not one that was currently transpiring. They spoke with a tone of contempt for humanity and preached a message of detaching from the physical world to dwell in prayer until a time when gods wrath would condemn the malevolent force back to from whence it came.
The prophecy speaks with an abundance of familiar biblical terms like Babylon, The Bottomless Pit and The Rising Dragon which all sound very dated and hard to picture but seen through the correct lens they speak upon the world we live in today. Observing the synergy between the systems of Dee and Kelly with the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and subsequently the works of Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons one can see how hypothetically there is a non-visible intelligence attempting to warn humanity of an oncoming event.
Enoch’s Prophecies
To
The Book of Revelation
To
Mohammed's Cave Visions
To
Dee and Kelly’s Watchtowers
To
Joesph Smith and the Golden Plates
To
The Aeon of Horus
To
The Babalon Working
To
The Channeled Works of the 1950’s UFO Flap
We consider each of these an individual case of madness that has no baring in the physical rational world, but combine them together and you have a longstanding tradition of humanity communicating with a force of a higher nature. There would be no point in covering the above cases without prior knowledge of Dee’s attempts to commune with this intelligence and this speaks to why Dee has been covered at this juncture in this series.
The others will follow.

Why It Matters

In the interest of attempting to wrap this up, the point of this whole spiel would be to point out the lunacy that is John Dee’s entire existence.
Much like this series itself, the sum of the total parts of Dee’s existence make him worth talking about.
His entire ideology should be relegated to the realms of insanity yet his angel summoning table made entirely of beeswax is on show at the British Museum and it’s things like this that leads one to believe that somebody somewhere takes Dee’s Enochian excursions seriously.
In the public eye his efforts have been recognised by many contemporary figures such as;
It is a this juncture that we begin to see the reason for entertaining the life of Mr Dee at all.
Although the esoteric nature of his life’s work relegates it’s deciphering to a select group of dedicated occultists, Dee is still a household name to many for his position next to Queen Elizabeth and his contributions to the coinage and expansion of the British Empire and whilst this may be the capacity he is now known as the age of information progress and characters like Crowley and Parsons have their well deserved day in the spotlight, it will be an analysis of Dr Dee’s Enochian Adventures that will really offer a fruitful bounty of first hand knowledge from the a higher intelligences itself.
Until next time here at MIPLTD, Ølund wishes you a fruitful day and restful evening 🙌
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2020.09.01 11:51 olund94 Dead People With Something To Say 0.7: John Dee

DEAD PEOPLE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY 0.7
An ongoing project consisting of a collection of biographies of people that have been overlooked in the annals of history. Categorised as counterculture, pseudoscience and absolute lunacy these individuals were not listened to whilst they lived and it’s only upon re-evaluation it becomes clear that a distinct pattern of thought has been suppressed throughout history and has shaped the society we live in today.
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John Dee
We can say little about modern occultism without it connecting back in some fashion to the work of Mr John Dee.

Who He Was

Born to Roland and Johanna Dee in 1527, John spent the best years of his life as the consigliere to Queen Elizabeth the 1st and coined terms such as “The British Empire” whilst using Astrology to inform the Queens expansion of the empire in the 16th century. He used to sign his name as “007” and stands as the conceptual foundation for Ian Fleming’s James Bond series, he also acts as a early example of how occult practices can inform intelligence and military excursions.
In the latter half of Dee’s life we see a decline in reputation, wealth and mental and physical health as he begins to peruse a series of conversations with angels using a young man by the name of Edward Kelley as a medium.
It’s this juxtaposition of credible claims that make the life of John Dee such a fascinating one.
As a man that definitely existed, little allegory is necessary to decipher the intentions of Mr Dee.
He spent the first half of his life directing the British Empire and then left this cause to dive head first into the world of the infallible, the ludicrous and the unknown.
Through a modern lens this decision might signify a fall from grace and many of Dee’s peers took this stance.
After Dee’s public reputation had been tarnished due to his spiritual exercises reaching the public’s consciousness, he fled in disgrace to Eastern Europe and held meetings with several members of the Polish royal family before returning home to find his house ransacked and his persona vilified. Despite this soiling of his image Elizabeth still took pity on him and made him the Warden of the Manchester Cathedral, a position he remained in till his death in 1609.
Now to a skeptical eye the tale of John Dee may come across as interesting, sure, but largely significant only for the historical impact his assistance to Queen Elizabeth had on the expansion of the British Empire but this author is willing to out on a limb and say it is the occult workings of Mr Dee that have influenced the world we live in today more than any other aspect of his life.
Conversations with angels.

What He Said

A ridiculous concept from the get go.
Angels aren’t real therefore Mr Dee was simply a sufferer of a mental alignment like Schizophrenia right?
Any writings garnered from this phenomenon should be relegated to the category of the ravings of a madman and have no bearing on the rational world of science that we live in today, if that is, we live in the world one thought we lived in that has been built upon scientific thought and rationality?
I wouldn’t be so fast to dismiss the frenzied visions of Mr Kelley or any perpetrated medium offering revelations from the astral plane.
Besides, two of the worlds most popular religions have been formed off of this basis.
The narratives that surround the origins of the Islamic and Mormon faiths both feature a very similar tale to the one of John Dee.
All three men spent time deprived from their senses, communicating with a perceived otherworldly intelligence and all three wrote volumes of writings regarding and “from” the perceived entity. Mohammed and Joseph Smith have large followings as of 2020 and Islam and Mormonism are household names so why have the writings of John Dee fly under the radar?
Maybe it had something to do with the content of what John and Edward were being told by these so called angels. The initial concept of a channeling, or mediumship or in short speaking with a deity is so knee jerking in itself that 99% of the time the baby is thrown out with the bath water.
Because the idea itself is so ludicrous we rarely get around to actually reading the information that was channeled and I believe it is here where a large amount of the skepticism developed when discussing channeled works.
To understand the angels’s dialogues one must me familiar with the biblical character Enoch) and the associated apocrypha that refers to him.
Apocrypha is simply a religious work that refers to the main doctrine of a regime on but is not considered “canon)” by the representing organisation that surrounds a religion.
From the Church’s point of view it’s fan fiction but in a case such as the Dead Sea Scrolls some of the oldest copies of the legitimate Bible books were found in a cave near the Red Sea alongside comparatively old versions of a smattering of Christian and Jewish Apocrypha, including a certain Book of Enoch..
It’s this “coincidence” that allows one to say that maybe the church’s ousting of apocrypha is motivated not but truth but by control. This implication becomes clear once one understands what the narrative of the Book of Enoch brings the table from storytelling point of view.
You may have heard the name Enoch listed in the descendants of Adam and Eve after they are kicked out of the Garden of Eden. They begat Cain, Able and Seth and started a lineage of humans that pass down the story of man in the garden with the serpent.
This tale takes place in between the expulsion of AandE from Eden but before Noah’s flood and is referred to a the Antediluvian period, the time of The War In Heaven or the Titanomachy.
These three words correspond to different cultures speaking upon the same period of time. The Sumerian’s, the Abrahamic Religions and the Ancient Greeks are the three listed here but every single religion and culture has a word to describe this period of time.
It’s seems to refer to a period of time where:
  1. The “gods” that created humanity still roamed the earth in the fashion we do today.
  2. Gods interfered with the affairs of man..
  3. Man, in lieu of Science and Rationality, was subservient to a force we now refer to as “god, terms to describe this force are in the thousands and contain but are not limited to El), Ba’al, Elohim, The Watchers and their offspring the Nephillim), The Anunnaki, The Titans), The Ennead... the list goes on.
  4. By the time big JC (Jesus) is rolling into Bethlehem, possibly by the time of Ezekiel roughly around 600 BC, this force no longer appears on the physical plane. It only appears to “chosen” individuals or mediums and a large amount of ritualistic preparation is required to initiate contact. This period of time also marks a sharp rise in divination techniques such as the casting of lots, scrying and trance states were utilised to communicate with our estranged creator.
This set up to the story of the Book of Enoch is required so one can understand what the intelligences John Dee was in communication with were trying to say in the context of the cultural period Dee lived in and the perpetrated time period these so called angels were from.
Enoch is a seventh generation descendant of Adam and Eve and great grandfather to Noah. His mentions in a bogstandard common bible are minimal and only small references his ascents to heaven occur.
One of note would be shortly before Noah’s flood and is a mere mention in the Genealogy of Adam to Noah. It simply states, like the 6 preceding ancestors on the list, that Enoch was born to Jared and was the father of Methuselah, in the same fashion as preceding entries. Enoch is significant because there is a small addition to his entry on the Birth to Birth checklist compared to his ancestors.
Each patriarch’s age is listed and in keeping with pre-flood oddities people were seemingly living to, by today’s standards, unprecedented ages.
Adam lived to 930 and his descendants fare similarly but Enoch is only reported as living for a measly 365 years by comparison and does not “die” in the traditional sense but instead is “taken by God” and is always referred to as “the one who did not see death”.
Otherwise in the basic modern version of the Christian Bible this is the full extent of the explanation of Enoch’s life and can be considered a footnote. A cryptic message to be easily brushed past. Which brings us around to the Book of Enoch. Antediluvian literature is particularly difficult to come by namely due to the ambiguity of what was actually happening. Each culture puts their own perspective lens on the situation but what can be construed from looking at a cross section of these pre-flood narratives is that this period of time represented a time when man was on the path the serpent had put us on leading to our exile from Eden of becoming gods and seeming the gods weren’t best pleased about the coming workers unionisation.
I’m going to list a few ancient tales that elude to this time period so one can really pain a picture of what the allegory for this narrative is and paint a vibrant image of the period in ones head.
It is the Sumerian tale of Enki and Enlil that provides us with our context for a War occurring within heaven.
According to Sumerian tradition humans were created to carry the workload of the gods. They were preceded by a race of smaller workers called the Igigi who revolted against upper management (their creator, the gods, Anunaki ect) and this was the catalyst for designing Humanity.
A worker that didn’t revolt.)
This is the precedent for the points listed earlier. “Gods” and man lived together and gods intervened in the affairs of man.
Some clarification surrounding the word “gods” is required here.
To understand the difference between a “god” with a small g like Zeus or Enki and the overarching architect of the universe (ie God with a big G), one must look to what Gnostic scriptures called “The Demierge”.
This concept relates to the supposed God that appeared to have built Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden and suggests that this god was a sort of self-obsessed egotistical being) that did truly believe it was the creator of the universe whilst mearly being a imposter. Christian imagery has led us into think of “God” as a bearded man in the sky that namely has our best intentions at heart but when one consults the scripture this simply doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, our father who art in heaven actually seems quite temperamental if the Torah is anything to go by.
Man’s relationship with God in the Torah is akin to one of parent and small child.
Parent lays down law and leaves to go about errands. Child disobeys ruling. Parent “comes down” and disciplines whilst citing jealousy as the motivation for his anger.
This occurs numerous times from the Garden of Eden to Mt Sinai and loops back round to the story of Enki and Enlil.
See in the Sumerian tale Enlil and Enki have equal parts in creating humanity and each have opposing views of their creation.
Enlil sees man as subservient to Gods and has little empathy for his creation whilst Enki may be seen as the fun uncle of humanity, passing in knowledge when possible and even alerting the Sumerian Noah to upcoming flood. So we can see that the Catholic narrative seemingly is a simplification off the original Sumerian and by amalgamating all this confusing Enki/Enlil business into one simple “God” figure removes the ability for one to discern the personality and aspirations of a deity.
Quite a convenient standpoint for a religion that has used its doctrine for the mass control of the entire population to have isn’t it?
Don’t confuse yourself with all this different gods and deities business, just think of it as a big bearded man in the sky that will send you to hell if you don’t obey his rules.
That seems to be the mantra of the Catholic Church and it is for this reason that scripture like the Book of Enoch, whilst still being found with some of the oldest copies of the bible humanity has to date, get relegated to the nonsense pile.
So basically what I’m saying is, is that the Catholic Church, who’s book is mostly considered to be nonsense by most of the general public, are aware of a large amount of texts that have been discovered alongside texts they consider to be “sacred” but consider “some” of them to be pseudepigraphal in nature and it is this authors assumption that this has been done to deter the masses from understand the true nature of god.
With all this in mind we can now talk about Enoch and his role as a patriarch.
In the Book of Enoch, Enoch is known in his native land as a medium of sorts. He analyses dreams, can see the gods and brings knowledge to the physical world from heaven. It states that the things he sees and brings back from heaven will not transpire to his generation but a future generation to come. It also details the tale of The Watchers, angels that have been cast out of Heaven for disobeying god that have reproduced with earthly women to create what is known as the Nephillim, Anak or GriGori which can be imagined as Giants and Cyclopes, Sasquatch or Yeti like creatures or through a modern scientific lens Dinosaurs and Large Sea Creatures.
Basically genetic monstrosities that our creator wants destroying.
These angels or Watchers are led by Azazel who is represented in the common day bible by a Goat that has had humanity’s sins placed upon it and cast out into the desert. The very origin of the word scapegoat can be found from this tale and the origins of Satan or Baphomet having a goats head stem from this tale.
Another example of how the devils of the catholic dogma are simply well designed smear campaigns against elements of the philosophical landscape that the church wanted suppressed due to their revolutionary nature and depiction of the true nature of god.
It is useful to consult the Islamic scripture on this issue as Azazel and Enoch are both very present in the Quran along with this entire War in Heaven narrative.
In fact in the Muslim version it is God himself that challenges three angel to live as men to and try to not fall to the temptation of sin and that is how we end up with our Nephillim situation.
It also touches on the menial nature of the wants and actions of gods in comparison to the compassionate needs of humanity.
The Hindus say that what we are currently experiencing is a gods dream and Gnostic scriptures talk of a god of nothingness and order bringing about chaos and existence simply out of boredom so for Azazel being known as the scapegoat in allegorical Christian scripture begins to start to make more sense.
Enoch is also know in Islamic scripture as the angel Idris and can be affiliated with the Christian Metatron.
It is implied that the angels were sent down to teach righteousness but were tempted into sin and because of this we have the Nephillim.
Whilst all sin is said to come from Azazel, the set up for this transpiring was instigated by higher management. Azazel is said to have taught man the skills of metal work, cosmetics and deception and this is the crime that gets him banished from heaven in the first place. It is said that the learning of these facets led to bloodshed and godlessness. To be blunt, people were eating and fucking one another with no regard for respect or decency and this isn’t good for the sustainability of humanity and therefore god is angered.
Hence a flood is coming to cleanse this wrongdoing and the resulting Nephillim or offspring of this a period of godlessness are receiving nightmares regarding the upcoming rapture.
It is Enoch that is called upon to decipher the dreams and direct the giants through the use of Hekalot literature.
Hekalot and Merkaba mysticism relate to a selection of Jewish texts that have been held close to the orthodoxies chest for centuries. Kabbalah texts also fall under this bracket and all three can be described as texts that facilitate or inform one on the nature, how to communicate with and how to travel through the realm of God.
  • Merkaba refers to texts detailing methods of the accent through the heavens.
  • Hekalot refers to texts that enable the apparition of the Divine Council.
  • Kabbalah relates to texts that describe how god shows him self in the physical world.
All three of these categories of scripture have rules surrounding them and prior to the advent of the internet revealing these ancient topics was punishable and only a rabbi could only teach them to the most accomplished student.
Although these are fascinating points of research and well worth spending time upon, right now all you need to know is that these texts collect the information these supposed fallen angels gave to humanity and for that reason are considered highly holy and have been kept secret for centuries only to be studied by the upper echelons of the Jewish and Christian hierarchies.
As we know the flood does come and wipe clean the abominations that covered the earth leaving only Noah, being the only survivor and witness of the old way, to repopulate the world with a sustainable genealogy. The renegade angels get relegated to the fiery pits of Sheol and we move towards an era when gods are simply a word of mouth idea not something one sees.
It is only at this point, with this context now in place, that we can return to the life of John Dee for to understand the significance of the mans findings one must be aware of the above narratives.
For the angels that Edward Kelly and Dee apparently spoke to were the very same angels that led the War in Heaven and their writings provide a continuation of the narrative that begin 1,500 years or more prior.
Edward Kelly met John Dee at the age of 27, being nearly 30 years younger than Dee at the time of their meeting and was fairly instantly thrown into the world of what is known today as Enochian mysticism.
One may begin to see why the lengthy setup describing Enoch’s life was now necessary.
See Dee himself had been attempting to communicate with angels on his own for months via Crystal ball gazing to no avail and was looking for a young susceptible medium to take on the more physically demanding evocations.
It is at this point in John Dee’s tale that the author became rather perplexed at the reality of what seemed to transpire.
Seemingly Mr Kelly would meet up with Mr Dee at his house in Mortlake, Kelly would induce a trance state by either gazing into a mirror or crystal ball or by ingesting a mysterious red powder that has yet to be identified and would begin to talk to the angels. Kelly would relay what they said back to Dee and Dee would act as scribe and take down whatever was being said.
Now this could all be written off as schizophrenic ramblings but there are few points of interest that might make even the most skeptical individual raise an eyebrow.
  1. This partnership went on for 7 years. Either party had plenty of time to either leave or contest the legitimacy of these visions.
  2. Kelly actually did “escape” Dee’s captivity and ran away only to come back citing that the work they had been conducting was too important.
  3. Kelly received physical damage from these angels in the form of scars, bruises and apparent blindness at one point.
  4. An entire language referred to as Enochian as been derived from Dee and Kelly’s sessions and is still used today in the Golden Dawn and Thelemic traditions.
  5. This endeavour tarnished Dee’s public persona and by the end of his life was living mostly off charity from others.
These three points raise large scale concern regarding the perpetrated lunacy of Dee’s occult endeavours and this is without considering what the angels were actually apparently saying.
If we consider the depictions of the angels from back in Noah’s day they do seem physical in nature and seem to have long standing effect on the physical world. Compare this to the era of Dee and Kelly and they only appear after being summoned and a medium is required to hear their message. Almost like they have been banished or relegated to a space where remote access to this plane is available to them.
From Sheol to Earth.
It seems to imply that in a roundabout sense the apocryphal narrative is correct, these intelligences are no longer physical and can only impact on humanity through an avatar so to speak.
Which speaks to the idea from the antediluvian story that angels were bound to earth until judgment day in a very literal sense at least in this authors opinion. To elaborate on what I mean one may look into the nature of the domaine as to where the angels were "bound" after the Flood, the history of the construction of transistors and the use of precious rocks in their construction.
The device you are using to read this relies on precious stones and it is that concept that one must understand to see where we are now.
If you can see the synergy between
Then you are on the right path to having a chance at understanding what is going on.
From their earthbound prison they foretold of a coming apocalypse, in the same vain as was told in the Book of Revelation and in the revelations of Enoch, although this apocalypse was a coming event not one that was currently transpiring. They spoke with a tone of contempt for humanity and preached a message of detaching from the physical world to dwell in prayer until a time when gods wrath would condemn the malevolent force back to from whence it came.
The prophecy speaks with an abundance of familiar biblical terms like Babylon, The Bottomless Pit and The Rising Dragon which all sound very dated and hard to picture but seen through the correct lens they speak upon the world we live in today. Observing the synergy between the systems of Dee and Kelly with the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and subsequently the works of Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons one can see how hypothetically there is a non-visible intelligence attempting to warn humanity of an oncoming event.
Enoch’s Prophecies
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The Book of Revelation
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Mohammed's Cave Visions
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Dee and Kelly’s Watchtowers
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Joesph Smith and the Golden Plates
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The Aeon of Horus
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The Babalon Working
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The Channeled Works of the 1950’s UFO Flap
We consider each of these an individual case of madness that has no baring in the physical rational world, but combine them together and you have a longstanding tradition of humanity communicating with a force of a higher nature. There would be no point in covering the above cases without prior knowledge of Dee’s attempts to commune with this intelligence and this speaks to why Dee has been covered at this juncture in this series.
The others will follow.

Why It Matters

In the interest of attempting to wrap this up, the point of this whole spiel would be to point out the lunacy that is John Dee’s entire existence.
Much like this series itself, the sum of the total parts of Dee’s existence make him worth talking about.
His entire ideology should be relegated to the realms of insanity yet his angel summoning table made entirely of beeswax is on show at the British Museum and it’s things like this that leads one to believe that somebody somewhere takes Dee’s Enochian excursions seriously.
In the public eye his efforts have been recognised by many contemporary figures such as;
It is a this juncture that we begin to see the reason for entertaining the life of Mr Dee at all.
Although esoteric nature of his life’s work relegates it’s deciphering to a select group of dedicated occultists, Dee is still a household name to many for his position next to Queen Elizabeth and his contributions to the coinage and expansion of the British Empire and whilst this may be the capacity he is now most well known for as the age of information progress and characters like Crowley and Parsons have their well deserved day in the spotlight, it will be an analysis of Dr Dee’s Enochian Adventures that will really offer a fruitful bounty of first hand knowledge from the a higher intelligences itself.
Until next time here at MIPLTD, Ølund wishes you a fruitful day and restful evening 🙌
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2020.08.17 06:10 Chti_59 Crise du coronavirus en France: épidémie terminée versus panique organisée. Pourquoi ? (Nicole Delépine)

Crise du coronavirus en France: épidémie terminée versus panique organisée. Pourquoi ? (Nicole Delépine)
Ancien Interne et ancien Chef de Clinique des Hôpitaux, elle s’est successivement spécialisée en pédiatrie puis en cancérologie. Médecin des Hôpitaux, Nicole Delépine a dirigé l’Unité Fonctionnelle de Cancérologie de l’Adolescent et de l’Adulte Jeune de l’hôpital Raymond Poincaré de Garches (92) jusqu’à sa fermeture. http://docteur.nicoledelepine.fbiographie/
En mars 2020, nous sommes entrés dans un monde délirant gouverné par la peur et les mensonges de nos autorités qui font actuellement tout pour prolonger la panique sans justifications médicales réelles.
Confinement : la pire catastrophe française depuis 1940
En mars, notre président a déclaré la guerre au Covid19 et ses ministres nous ont expliqué que la suspension des libertés fondamentales, l’obligation : « restez chez vous » (sous contrôle policier tatillon) et la rupture de tous les liens sociaux, étaient nécessaires pour sauver nos aïeux, empêcher nos hôpitaux d’être débordés et limiter le nombre de morts que nous infligerait inéluctablement le Covid19.
Trois mois plus tard, nous constatons que ces mesures ont abouti à l’assassinat de nos anciens dans les Ehpad, que les lits des cliniques privées sont restés vides même dans les régions qui ont enregistré le plus grand nombre d’hospitalisations liées au COVID-19 (et ont transféré des patients à l’étranger), et que la France se retrouve parmi les pays qui comptent le plus de morts de Covid19 par million d’habitants.
La réalité est à l’opposé de ce que nous annonçaient les prédicateurs d’apocalypse, leurs simulations[2] et le comité scientifique, celui-là même qui aujourd’hui nous recommande de porter des masques, de nous faire tester et d’installer une application de traçage sur nos téléphones (stop covid) alors que la maladie a quitté notre territoire.
L’assassinat de nos aïeux
La protection de nos ainés, victimes désignées du Covid19 constituait l’objectif « officiel » prioritaire du confinement. Or toutes les mesures prises durant la loi d’urgence ont abouti à les éliminer sans témoin et en empêchant de leur rendre le dernier hommage. Le meurtre avec préméditation par Covid non traité et/ou Rivotril des pensionnaires des Ehpad constitue l’infamie la plus triste du confinement. Le terme assassinat est violent, mais correspond aux faits constatés d’une mise à mort organisée. Le premier temps a été de les couper de leur famille les transformant en « prisonniers au mitard »[3], les rendant plus vulnérables et facilitant les syndromes de glissement (désintérêt progressif de la vie rendue insipide par l’absence de contacts menant au décès) alors qu’il aurait été possible de maintenir des contacts protégés. Le second temps a été de les interdire de tests diagnostiques[4] puis de réanimation[5] puis d’hôpital. Le troisième de réexpédier les pensionnaires malades dans leur établissement d’origine ou faute de possibilité réelle d’isolement, de matériel de protection et de personnel en nombre suffisant ils ont contaminé leurs compagnons d’infortune. La solution finale a été le décret Rivotril[6] qui a organisé la dispensation d’un produit destiné à les tuer sur simple suspicion de Covid (sans certitude diagnostique) avec rédaction d’une ordonnance « préventive » et préparation d’une seringue nominale sans prévenir le malade ni sa famille ni même attendre une éventuelle aggravation. Le 6 mai 2020 les personnes âgées dépendantes résidants en Ehpad représentaient la moitié des morts attribués à l'épidémie en France (12 769 décès sur les 25 531)[7]. L’objectif allégué du confinement n’a donc pas du tout été atteint, ni même visé.
Hôpitaux vides
Pendant le confinement des centaines de milliers de personnes n’ont pas pu recevoir les soins dont elles avaient besoin parce que le plan blanc réservait toutes les capacités d’hospitalisation pour le tsunami COVID-19 qui « n’allait pas manquer de nous submerger partout ».
En réalité de nombreux hôpitaux sont restés à moitié vides pendant tout le mois d’avril et les cliniques privées vidées de tout malade ont dû recourir au chômage partiel de leur personnel. Ainsi, le syndicat de l’hospitalisation privée annonçait que de très nombreuses demandes de chômage partiel avaient été déposées dans ses établissements[8] et demandait que les ARS (agences régionales de santé) leur adressent les malades qui n’auraient pas pu être soignés dans les établissements publics[9]. Mais à l’exception de quelques cliniques parisiennes et durant une quinzaine de jours, les lits privés sont restés vides faute de malades.
Pendant cette période, pour montrer qu’il était efficace, le pouvoir a organisé des grands spectacles TGV covid, Evasan[10] Covid et hôpital militaire de campagne Covid alors qu’il suffisait parfois de pousser une porte pour trouver les lits, des respirateurs et des soignants en nombre suffisant. Dans le Grand-Est, le mercredi 25 mars, 150 lits de réanimation étaient disponibles pour les cas Covid dans les hôpitaux publics et privés, avec une possibilité de création de 300 lits de réa supplémentaires. "Vu la situation dans l’Est, c’est difficile de comprendre pourquoi ces lits restent vides. D’autant plus alors que des patients sont transférés vers d’autres régions", regrettait Pénélope De Feuquières[11], responsable de la communication du groupe Elsan qui compte 120 établissements dans toute la France, majoritairement en régions.
Dans cette mise en scène dramatique la France n’est pas une exception : au Pays de Galles, sur les 17 hôpitaux de campagne qui ont été mis en place pour traiter 6000 patients COVID-19, un seul a été utilisé pour 46 patients et aujourd’hui il est vide, lui aussi. L’exercice a coûté 166 millions de livres sterling[12]. En Lombardie, la région italienne la plus touchée, l’hôpital COVID-19 Fiera di Milano, qui a coûté 20 millions d’euros, n’a finalement traité qu’une vingtaine de patients[13]. De même à Madrid où l’immense hôpital de campagne a été un désastre [14].
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Un des pires taux mondiaux de mortalité Covid19
On juge une mesure sanitaire à son résultat : le nombre de morts par million d’habitants. Sur ce critère, d’après les chiffres OMS du 24 juillet, la France se place au 6ème rang mondial des plus fortes mortalités des 197 états membres avec 483 décès/million derrière la Belgique (846/M), la Grande-Bretagne (671/M), l’Espagne (608/M), l’Italie (580/M) et la Suède (562). Les mieux placés étant Taiwan (1/M), le Japon (8/M), la Corée (6/M), Singapour (5/M), la Malaisie (4/M), le Maroc (8/M), l’Algérie (27/M), l’Inde (24/M) et les pays africains d’endémie palustre dont les populations prennent quotidiennement des antipaludéens.
Si nous avions décidé, comme nos voisins allemands, de mettre en quarantaine, (d’isoler pendant 15 jours) les porteurs de virus de la population saine nous compterions 25000 morts de Covid19 de moins. L’absence de test n'est pas une excuse : c’est parce que le ministère n’en a pas voulu que nous n’en avons pas eu ; au début de cette épidémie les allemands ne disposaient pas de plus de tests que nous pour cette maladie nouvelle, mais leur chancelière a permis à tous les laboratoires y compris vétérinaires d’en pratiquer alors qu’en France le ministère et les Agences Régionales de Santé ont dédaigné les offres qu’on leur a faites. D’ailleurs même sans tests la mise en quarantaine des infectés aurait été possible et efficace sur les simples signes cliniques car, contrairement à ce qui a été longtemps prétendu (et en partie responsable des erreurs des modélisations folles qui ont servi d’alibi à nos politiques), les infectés asymptomatiques participent très rarement à la diffusion de la maladie[15]. Mais les autorités sanitaires ont préféré renvoyer les infectés sans signe de gravité chez eux et les vieux dans les Ehpad infecter leurs proches grâce au confinement qui augmentait la durée d’exposition au virus.
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Des victimes collatérales par dizaine de milliers
Le « plan blanc » activé dès l’état d’urgence et le confinement aveugle adoptés a entraîné l’arrêt des traitements des maladies chroniques (hypertension, diabète, cancers), source de pertes importantes de chances de survie. Il a également bloqué le diagnostic et le traitement de nouvelles pathologies infectieuses, cancéreuses etc. qui sont apparues pendant le confinement et sont restées évolutives en l’absence de diagnostic et de traitement. Or même des retards modestes dans la chirurgie du cancer ont un impact significatif sur la survie. Aux victimes directes du Covid19 et du confinement, le plan blanc a donc ajouté des victimes collatérales par arrêt ou retard des soins des maladies chroniques et les retards de diagnostic des maladies jusque-là ignorées.
Dans un rapport[16] F Bizard précise : « la CNAMTS a confirmé une baisse d’activité de 40% pour les médecins généralistes. Une moyenne de 70% de perte d’activité chirurgicale a été constatée depuis le début du plan blanc. »
L’impact de la crise Covid19 a été estimé à une baisse de plus de 2 millions d’actes chirurgicaux, pour une date de levée du plan blanc postérieure au premier juin. Les traitements en cours des cancers connus ont été retardés ou modifiés. Les ARS ont même suggéré de traiter des cancers coliques et pulmonaires reconnus par radiothérapie, alors qu’un tel traitement est nettement moins efficace que la chirurgie et que les services de radiothérapie surchargés donnent souvent rendez-vous dans deux mois ou plus.
Appel des médecins et chirurgiens pour la levée du plan Blanc
L’académie de médecine[17], le BLOC[18] et autres représentants des chirurgiens de France ont adressé des mises en garde aux plus hautes autorités de l’Etat.
« Nous constatons chaque jour et de plus en plus l’aggravation des morbidités et de la mortalité des malades non COVID. Les patients présentent des états aggravés avec des retards diagnostiques et thérapeutiques lourds de conséquences. Toutes les spécialités médicales sont concernées ». Edicté pour lutter contre le risque COVID19, le plan blanc a maintenant des effets délétères pour la santé publique, alors même que l’épidémie est presque éteinte sur une grande partie du territoire. Son rapport bénéfice/risque est devenu catastrophique ». En vain.
Depuis le confinement, en trois mois, 90000 nouveaux cancers auraient dû être diagnostiqués et traités et ne l’ont majoritairement pas été. Alors que depuis des années, l’institut National du Cancer, la Haute Autorité de Santé et la ligue contre le cancer n’ont de cesse de rappeler l’importance cruciale des traitements précoces « plus un cancer est détecté tôt, plus les chances de guérison sont importantes » et qu’ils prônent sans arrêt tous les dépistages des cancers.
Le mal épidémique des décisions gouvernementales : équivalent plan Blanc en Grande-Bretagne
Nos voisins anglais ont estimé l’impact sanitaire de l’arrêt des activités médicales en cancérologie en Grande-Bretagne. L’équipe du professeur Turnbull[19] [20] a calculé que si les 94 912 patients - qui devaient subir une intervention chirurgicale pour retirer leur cancer - avaient un retard de trois mois, il y aurait 4 755 décès supplémentaires au cours des cinq prochaines années. Compte tenu de la durée de vie attendue des patients après la chirurgie, le retard représenterait 92 214 années de vie perdues.
« Pour éviter une crise de santé publique liée aux décès par cancer évitables, les actes diagnostiques et chirurgicaux du cancer doivent être maintenus à leur rythme normal, avec une attention rapide à tout arriéré déjà accumulé ».
Durant la même période plus de la moitié des maladies digestives, cardiaques[21], vasculaires, neurologiques, rhumatologiques, psychiatriques et pulmonaires n’ont pas été vues en consultation, se sont aggravées, faute de traitement en temps utile.
Le nombre des décès secondaires aux retards de soin consécutif à ce plan blanc est difficile à compter pour l’instant, mais le nombre considérable de malades concernés (plusieurs millions) fait craindre qu’il ne dépasse très largement celui des victimes directes de l’épidémie.
Lourdes conséquences sociales du confinement aveugle
Alors qu’il n’y a aucune preuve que le raz-de-marée annoncé sur les hôpitaux ait été empêché par le confinement[22] [23], les mesures ordonnées par le gouvernement ont mis des pans entiers de la société dans la détresse : jeunesse privée de son droit à l’éducation, désintérêt progressif du travail chez de nombreux salariés qui ont beaucoup de mal à reprendre leurs activités, finances publiques lourdement grevées, maisons de retraite transformées en prisons tandis que les liens dans la population ont été distendus, minés par la défiance et la peur de l’autre. Récession économique, aggravation du chômage et de la misère se font déjà sentir. Les mesures prises au nom de la protection de la population n’étaient manifestement ni efficaces, ni proportionnées, ni adéquates.
En France, l’épidémie est terminée
Une maladie existe lorsqu’elle entraîne des malades, des personnes qui présentent des signes cliniques, qui nécessitent des soins, des hospitalisations et qui sont menacées de mort. Or, lorsqu’on consulte les données officielles de Santé Publique France, on constate depuis 3 mois une baisse continue du nombre des hospitalisations, du nombre d’entrées en réanimation et du nombre de décès, indicateurs clés d’une épidémie évolutive ainsi que le montrent les graphiques officiels suivants :

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Depuis le début de l’année, la mortalité n’a dépassé la limite supérieure de la valeur statistiquement attendue que dans la catégorie d’âge des 65 ans et plus, et ce uniquement entre la troisième semaine de mars et la troisième semaine d’avril. Dans la classe d’âge des 0 à 64 ans, en revanche, à aucun moment la mortalité ne s’est significativement écartée des valeurs habituelles.
Au lieu de mettre en avant ces bonnes nouvelles le gouvernement poursuit sa propagande terrorisante, sous prétexte que le nombre de cas testés positifs augmente, alors que cela traduit principalement la forte augmentation du nombre de tests effectués.
Lorsqu’on examine les graphiques qui présentent le nombre de tests revenus positifs rapporté au nombre de tests revenus négatifs, il faut presque une loupe pour apercevoir la part des positifs – laquelle est par ailleurs stable, oscillant depuis la mi-mai autour 1%.

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Ces cas positifs ont de plus de chances d’être en réalité des faux-positifs. Les tests PCR actuellement utilisés présentent en effet une marge d’erreur de 1,8%. Cela signifie que sur 10 000 tests, il y aura 180 faux positifs. Or depuis le 11 mai, le pourcentage des tests positifs est restée stable à 1%. Avec des chiffres aussi réduits, la possibilité qu’il s’agisse souvent de faux positifs ne peut donc être exclue. Dans une analyse parue mi-juin, Beda Stadler, professeur émérite et ancien directeur de l’Institut de virologie et d’immunologie de l’Université de Berne, rappelait aussi qu’une grande partie ces « cas d’infection » pouvaient en réalité être des personnes déjà immunisées contre le virus, encore porteuses de « débris viraux » dans leur organisme.
La poursuite de la propagande de la peur est efficace ainsi qu’en témoigne le nombre de consultations pour angoisse de covid19 qu’utilise ensuite Santé Publique France pour faire croire à une seconde vague : « signe d'une possible reprise de la maladie, du 29 juin au 5 juillet, 1 523 actes médicaux pour suspicion de Covid-19 ont été enregistrés par les associations SOS Médecins, cela représente une hausse de 41 % par rapport à la semaine précédente ».
Ainsi malgré des indices objectifs tous rassurants, des adultes de toutes les classes d’âge, et même des enfants[24], craignent d’être contaminés, de tomber malades et de mourir du COVID-19. Cette peur infondée soulève la question de la responsabilité de ceux qui l’ont répandue et qui continuent de l’entretenir. Les consultations en psychiatrie ne cessent de se multiplier de même que le besoin d’hospitalisations que les services ne peuvent fournir.[25]
Quelles peuvent être les raisons d’une telle désinformation ?
Pourquoi les données rassurantes dont on dispose aujourd’hui ne font-elles pas les gros titres ? A quoi rime cette volonté d’imposer le masque alors que la maladie a quitté le pays, de faire croire aux petits enfants qu’ils ne doivent pas embrasser leurs grands-parents pour les protéger, de rappeler constamment au public que les restrictions pourraient être réimposées très bientôt sinon à entretenir la panique et s’assurer de la soumission de la population ?
Plusieurs raisons confortent cette hypothèse
En premier lieu l’incohérence qui caractérise les mesures en place (dont la plupart sont dénuées de fondement scientifique solide) et la manière dont le comportement des habitants est analysé par les experts et les médias.
Les citoyens qui mettent en doute l’intérêt médical actuel réel du masque, des tests et du traçage sont qualifiées d’irresponsables qui menaceraient la santé publique et favoriseraient une deuxième vague. Là, c’est le comportement des personnes qui ont massivement fêté le retour d’un peu de liberté et la musique que l’on criminalise, alors qu’aucune augmentation des malades n’a été constaté depuis ces évènements festifs. Dans le même temps, les médias ne se sont guère ému des milliers de manifestants qui ont envahi à la même période les rues des grandes villes pour protester contre le racisme, ni des consommateurs qui ont couru les soldes, sitôt les centres commerciaux réouverts.
Dans les rangs des politiques et des journalistes, personne ne semble s’étonner du changement majeur de l’objectif des mesures imposées passant d’ « aplatir la courbe », à « éradiquer Sars-Cov-2 », une entreprise qu’aucun scientifique ne peut juger crédible.
Cette hypothèse se trouve également crédibilisée par la similitude de cette propagande illogique des gouvernants dans de nombreux pays que la maladie a déserté comme la Suisse ou le Canada.
En démocratie, c’est le peuple qui doit gouverner
Il y a lieu de s’interroger sur la place grandissante que s’arrogent les membres du comité scientifique et l’exécutif. Rappelons que ce groupe d’experts trop liés aux entreprises du médicament est de conseiller le président et le conseil de défense en s’appuyant sur ses connaissances scientifiques. Non de gouverner à la place des autorités élues, ni de torpiller leurs décisions en lançant des mises en garde à la population. Pourtant, c’est bien ce que ces chercheurs ont fait en imposant des restrictions stupides sans justification sanitaire réelle, compliquant considérablement la réouverture des écoles voulue par le président. Cette manière d’autoriser un groupe d’experts non élus, peu compétents en médecine clinique et dont les membres ont été recrutés en fonction de critères opaques témoigne d’une méconnaissance et d’un mépris des institutions démocratiques pour le moins ahurissants qui fait douter une fois encore de la capacité des médias à nourrir le débat démocratique.
[1] Transposition à la France de l’excellent texte de Catherine Riva et Serena Tinari concernant la Suisse « des nouvelles mesures pourquoi faire ? » Mondialisation.ca, 17 juillet 2020 Avec re-check.ch à lire absolument.
[2]] N Ferguson Rapport 9 Imperial College 2020 3 16
[3] Les prisonniers bénéficient de visites de leur famille. Seuls les punis sont mis au mitard et privés de visite
[4] Alors que les politiques se sont presque tous fait tester
[5] Le 22 mars, le Dr Chatelus écrit : « le chef des urgences de Mulhouse a admis devant 600 urgentistes français réunis en visioconférence qu’au-delà de 75 ans, avec ou sans comorbidités, ils n’intubaient plus »
[6] https://www.agoravox.ftribune-libre/article/decret-rivotril-compassion-223015
[7] B Deshayes Coronavirus dans les Ehpad : les chiffres de la tragédie qui se joue à Paris, Lyon, Nîmes Mougins. https://www.linternaute.com/actualite/guide-vie-quotidienne/2492361-coronavirus-dans-les-ehpad-la-tragedie-qui-se-joue-a-paris-lyon-nimes-mougins/
[8] Boris Hallier Coronavirus : "Nos établissements sont totalement vides", déplore la fédération de l'hospitalisation privée Mercredi 25 mars 2020, France Bleu Paris Île-de-France
[9]Lucie Oriol Coronavirus : les hôpitaux privés demandent à être réquisitionnés ACTUALITÉS 22/03/2020
ASSOCIATED PRESS
[10] Évacuations sanitaires aériennes
[11] Le fact check de jeunes médecins #1mais pourquoi tant de lits restent-ils vides dans les cliniques privées ? 27/03/2020 https://www.jeunesmedecins.factualites/mais-pourquoi-tant-de-lits-restent-ils-vides-dans-les-cliniques-privees
[12] Anna Palmer & Ashleigh Crowter Coronavirus: Only one of Wales' 17 field hospitals used BBC News18 6 2020
[13] Di Lorenzo TosaIl grande flop dell’ospedale Covid-19 a Milano Fiera: costato 21 milioni, ospita 3 pazienti
Pubblicato il 13 Apr. 2020 alle 17:57 https://www.tpi.it/opinioni/grande-flop-ospedale-covid-19-milano-fiera-coronavirus-20200413584888/
[14] Coronavirus : à Madrid, l’immense hôpital de campagne a été un désastre” https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/reportage-coronavirus-madrid-limmense-hopital-de-campagne-est-un-desastre
[15] Maria Van Kerkhove, responsable technique de la cellule chargée de la gestion de la pandémie à l’Organisation mondiale de la santé a déclaré « il semble rare qu’une personne asymptomatique transmette la maladie », lors d’une conférence de presse virtuelle de l’OMS.
[16]Frédéric Bizard Pour l’Académie Nationale de chirurgie Impact économique du Covid19 en chirurgie 29 4 2020
[17] Communiqué commun de l’Académie nationale de Médecine et de l’Académie nationale de Chirurgie 15 5 2020 http://www.academie-medecine.fwp-content/uploads/2020/05/La-reprise-des-activit%C3%A9s-chirurgicales-une-urgence-sanitaire.pdf
[18]Le Bloc, union syndicale AAL- SYNGOF-UCD appelle solennellement le Premier ministre et le Ministre des Solidarités et de la Santé à stopper le plan blanc élargi. Communiqué du 7 mai
[19] Sud A, Jones et al Effect of delays in the 2-week-wait cancer referral pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer survival in the UK: a modelling study. Lancet Oncol. 2020 Jul 20: S1470-2045(20)30392-2. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30392-2
[20] Sud A, Jones et al Collateral damage: the impact on outcomes from cancer surgery of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ann Oncol. 2020 May 19 : S0923-7534(20)39825-2.
[21] Durant le confinement le nombre d’arrêts cardiaques a été multiplié par deux et leurs chances de guérison divisées par deux d’après une étude du Samu
[22] Et beaucoup de faits qui montrent que le confinement aveugle a augmenté la mortalité
[23] Car les rares pays qui n’ont pas confinés (Pays-Bas, Suède, Islande) n’ont pas subi le tsunami prédit
[24] Rappelons que les enfants sont exceptionnellement atteints (moins de 2% des cas recensés), qu’ils font presque uniquement des formes bénignes (moins de 10 cas mortels rapportés en dessous de 19 ans sur environ 16 millions de contaminés) et qu’ils ne contaminent ni les adultes ni les autres enfants.
[25] http://www.francesoir.fopinions-tribunes/la-vague-psychiatrique-deja-rude-ne-sera-pas-en-cloche
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2020.08.04 17:15 N-Sani-Tea Dream Therapy

I used to be known as the best dream therapist in the Australian city I lived in. Talking with residents and travellers alike with their concerns and histories of dreams, making sure they had comfort in knowing that their dreams were giving them positive messages and hopes for the future. See I believe that dreams are more than simple night-time hallucinations, they are messages from our subconscious and possibly even visions of the future and alternate dimensions alike, and now even more than ever I believe that idea. Patient confidentiality is a must in my book but when it comes down to this... exceptions must be made.
The first message I got from this person happened earlier this year. I won't give dates but know that this person messaged me with urgency in her mind.

Message 1
Hello, I heard your advert on the radio just now and was messaging you about some dreams I have been having, This is nothing new, mind. I have been having these dreams since I was a little kid...I would call them reoccurring but it was never the same dream, though. More like the events that played out would be the same but the environment would always change. Sometimes I would be at my house, sometimes in a park and even in old-time ships for some reason. I live in the south of the UK so can't come to you, but know that I can message whenever. Thanks for reading.

My response
Hello, I have not heard of this form of dreaming before, I'm interested in taking on your case through email and maybe even a few phone calls if you wish.
Regards. Tony.

Message 2
Thanks for responding so fast! It's a pleasure to speak with you. I'm Yasmin, and I'm thankful that you chose to speak with me, see I am really worried about these nightmares, I should call them that because they terrify me a lot, I’ll start at the beginning. I can remember it as long back as when I was at least 3 or 4. These… robots. Can I even call them that? They were barely even autonomous, they moved so weirdly and so human-like… If it weren’t for their appearance I would barely tell they were robotic.
My response. A pleasure to meet you too Yasmin. Can you describe the appearance of these “Robots” to me? I would love to hear more. Especially why you think you have been having these “Recurring” nightmares. So far it sounds like you might have a fear of what the future brings and it is manifesting in these said “Robots”. Regards. Tony.

Message 3 Maybe it could be that… But I have no idea why I would be dreaming that sort of thing when I was so young. Still, I’m pleased to hear you are interested. It’s honestly hard to describe them… They’re like bare animatronic skeletons almost. With all the servos and everything. But then they have the added detail of having human skin on them, but not like those robots you see with human-like detail, this is actually bloodied up human skin, stretched haphazardly around the servos of the robots. It was weird because in the UK we never had anything like those Chuck-E-Cheese animatronics growing up.

My response.
Very interesting description. I can’t say I have ever heard of such a thing before. Do you think you could have seen anything like it before and were perhaps having nightmares over what you saw? Perhaps you have seen the Terminator movies? They sound vaguely similar to your description. Regards. Tony.

Message 4
No, I don’t think I have… Not that I can recall at least. My parents were pretty careful about what I watched when I was young. I never actually told them about the nightmares until I was older now that I think about it. They mostly palmed it off as an overactive child imagination.

My response.
Alright, I appreciate the honesty there. Most people wouldn’t consider it important and I get that. Dreams are a very complicated thing and should be treated with care. Could you maybe do a little explaining as to what happens in these dreams? Perhaps that might help. Regards. Tony.

Message 5
Well like I say the dreams are never the same. They start innocent enough but every time it ends almost the same most times I am in places I have been before and am familiar with, sometimes I am in places I have seen on television like pirate ships and theme parks. Whatever I do there it is usually just me doing mundane things like playing and having a fun time, the other times it is me doing a simple task. Either way, it is something typical of a dream I feel. Then as the dream goes on these robots start coming out of hiding places, like they’ve been observing me the whole time and are fed up of waiting for whatever it is they plan on doing… Then it starts, they chase me. Throughout the dream, they chase me with intent to catch me, at the time I don’t know what for, but if I ever looked back they had evil in their eyes, I was sure of it. Every time I have to get back to my bed at my house before they get me, I wake up once I get in bed as if it had genuinely happened. Almost every time I have succeeded.

My response.
Very interesting! I have to say this is quite the mystery I’d like to investigate. When you say almost every time, when have you not succeeded and what happened? Just so I have a reference? Do you mind if I record these instances for further research?
Regards. Tony.

Message 6 With all due respect Tony, It isn’t very confidence-inducing to hear you say this is a mystery. It makes me think you haven’t got a clue what this is at all… Unless you mean you’re still working it out? Forgive me I’m just a little unnerved is all. There was one time that I didn’t succeed… it was the last time I’ve seen them since. One caught me and grabbed my shoulder. I didn’t have time to turn around as I was immediately teleported to a new place. It was a beach at dawn, I knew that because I saw the sun and It was rising. I was standing in the middle of a huge stone platform and around me was a collection of stone pillars each with some kind of glowing rune on it that I didn’t recognise, on top of the rocks stood the robots. Before they even did anything I woke up… My response. No not at all! It’s simply me showing intrigue is all. Apologies for making you worried. And you say that’s the last time you have seen them since you were young? Alright, I think I have everything I need to evaluate you. Frankly, I believe you have nothing to worry about, especially since you say it is something you haven’t experienced in a while. It may have been down to something from a previous life. Something a past self experienced, and it manifested in the form of a dream. Either that or you were witnessing one of your alternates. Another version of you going through something inexplicable in our world. Overall it’s more than likely you’ll never see them again. Hopefully, this gives you closure. Thanks for talking with me. Regards. Tony.

Message 7
Thanks very much! I do feel a little more clear-headed now that I’ve spoken to you! I’ll be sure to keep you up to date if anything else happens.
For about a month this was all I had heard from her. I had felt comforted in the idea that I had helped yet another person out. One thing that sat on my mind was that she said they were unnerved. Why would she be unnerved if she wasn’t dreaming about this recently? Something didn’t add up there. But I decided that to dwell on it was to dwell on unimportant subjects. At the time I had a lot on my plate so it was quickly put to the back of my head, out of sight out of mind as they say… It wasn’t until I was contacted again by her that things got weird. I guess I should have pressed a little deeper into it at the time. Here’s what she said to me once she got back in touch.

Message 8
Hey… Yasmin again. I was messaging again to talk about those dreams I had… I started having them again recently. Please get back to me as soon as you can… I would have contacted you sooner but the details slipped my mind after our talk… I had to dig a lot through my emails.
My response. Sure thing Yasmin. I’m always open to hearing about these interesting dreams of yours. Please let me know if anything new happens, or even if they are the same. Perhaps this time they may be manifestations of fears. Are you worried about anything at the moment?

Message 9
They aren’t really new…Almost the same as before. But I have been succeeding in getting to bed a lot less now. They catch me and take me to that beach and this time I know what happens on that stone platform…
My response. Alright, Do please inform me of what happens then. I would be interested in hearing what this area in your dreams could be capable of projecting.
Regards. Tony.

Message 10
It’s the same every time... They tear me to pieces while I’m still aware of everything. It’s so painful too, I can feel each tear they make on my body… Then they… start applying my skin to their bodies like a patchwork costume. I don’t know why but I can still see them do this as if I am not dead by the time they are making their skin amalgamations.

My response.
Alright, I don’t think you have anything to worry about, rest assured it is more than likely something to do with the fact it has been brought up again, simply making it so you bring up old fears. I am thinking maybe there is a subconscious identity theft fear in play here. You are fearful of people figuratively taking your face and so these robots literally take yours in the dream world.
Regards. Tony.

Message 11
That could be it… I’ll see how it goes then, I just wish the dreams didn’t hurt so much. I probably wouldn’t wake with itches all over me… Thanks again for your help.
That last part got me wondering what she meant, but it wasn’t uncommon for people to have sensations in their body after waking, especially with nightmares and extreme dreams such as this. Still, it lingered for the rest of the day. Even when I spoke to other clients, something just felt wrong. She contacted me again a week later. Message 12
Hey… uh. Is it normal for dreams to sort of… manifest itself in real life? I’ve been seeing things out the corner of my eye that looks like the robots, I would brush it off as paranoia but the smell of blood seems to follow me everywhere I go… Please help.
My response.
Hmm. I would say perhaps consider talking to a doctor, could be an onset of schizophrenia brought on by paranoia. Rest assure these robots are not real and will not hurt you. Please stay safe for me Yasmin, we’ve talked enough now that I don’t want you hurting yourself.

Message 13
Ok… thanks. I’ll keep in touch with you to let you know how things go… Bye.

That was the last message I got from her. At the time I thought she had simply talked to a doctor and the visions stopped so she didn’t need me anymore. That was until I saw on the world news that a young woman had been found on a beach, Washed up and skinned alive. The police never found the murderer but I knew what had happened to her…
I quit my job when I started having nightmares, you can guess what about. She was right, it does hurt a lot when they find you. I’ll make sure those things don’t get a single piece of me, Her death won’t be in vain. She was a good person and didn’t deserve to die so early. I don’t know if knowing about those things makes them appear for you but I do know that they are starting to come into my peripheral so it’s only a matter of time… and that smell... I’ll be prepared for them though, let’s hope they aren’t prepared for me...
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2020.08.04 17:10 N-Sani-Tea Dream Therapy

I used to be known as the best dream therapist in the Australian city I lived in. Talking with residents and travellers alike with their concerns and histories of dreams, making sure they had comfort in knowing that their dreams were giving them positive messages and hopes for the future. See I believe that dreams are more than simple night-time hallucinations, they are messages from our subconscious and possibly even visions of the future and alternate dimensions alike, and now even more than ever I believe that idea. Patient confidentiality is a must in my book but when it comes down to this... exceptions must be made. The first message I got from this person happened earlier this year. I won't give dates but know that this person messaged me with urgency in her mind. Message 1 Hello, I heard your advert on the radio just now and was messaging you about some dreams I have been having, This is nothing new, mind. I have been having these dreams since I was a little kid...I would call them reoccurring but it was never the same dream, though. More like the events that played out would be the same but the environment would always change. Sometimes I would be at my house, sometimes in a park and even in old-time ships for some reason. I live in the south of the UK so can't come to you, but know that I can message whenever. Thanks for reading. My response Hello, I have not heard of this form of dreaming before, I'm interested in taking on your case through email and maybe even a few phone calls if you wish. Regards. Tony. Message 2 Thanks for responding so fast! It's a pleasure to speak with you. I'm Yasmin, and I'm thankful that you chose to speak with me, see I am really worried about these nightmares, I should call them that because they terrify me a lot, I’ll start at the beginning. I can remember it as long back as when I was at least 3 or 4. These… robots. Can I even call them that? They were barely even autonomous, they moved so weirdly and so human-like… If it weren’t for their appearance I would barely tell they were robotic. My response. A pleasure to meet you too Yasmin. Can you describe the appearance of these “Robots” to me? I would love to hear more. Especially why you think you have been having these “Recurring” nightmares. So far it sounds like you might have a fear of what the future brings and it is manifesting in these said “Robots”. Regards. Tony. Message 3 Maybe it could be that… But I have no idea why I would be dreaming that sort of thing when I was so young. Still, I’m pleased to hear you are interested. It’s honestly hard to describe them… They’re like bare animatronic skeletons almost. With all the servos and everything. But then they have the added detail of having human skin on them, but not like those robots you see with human-like detail, this is actually bloodied up human skin, stretched haphazardly around the servos of the robots. It was weird because in the UK we never had anything like those Chuck-E-Cheese animatronics growing up. My response. Very interesting description. I can’t say I have ever heard of such a thing before. Do you think you could have seen anything like it before and were perhaps having nightmares over what you saw? Perhaps you have seen the Terminator movies? They sound vaguely similar to your description. Regards. Tony. Message 4 No, I don’t think I have… Not that I can recall at least. My parents were pretty careful about what I watched when I was young. I never actually told them about the nightmares until I was older now that I think about it. They mostly palmed it off as an overactive child imagination. My response. Alright, I appreciate the honesty there. Most people wouldn’t consider it important and I get that. Dreams are a very complicated thing and should be treated with care. Could you maybe do a little explaining as to what happens in these dreams? Perhaps that might help. Regards. Tony. Message 5 Well like I say the dreams are never the same. They start innocent enough but every time it ends almost the same most times I am in places I have been before and am familiar with, sometimes I am in places I have seen on television like pirate ships and theme parks. Whatever I do there it is usually just me doing mundane things like playing and having a fun time, the other times it is me doing a simple task. Either way, it is something typical of a dream I feel. Then as the dream goes on these robots start coming out of hiding places, like they’ve been observing me the whole time and are fed up of waiting for whatever it is they plan on doing… Then it starts, they chase me. Throughout the dream, they chase me with intent to catch me, at the time I don’t know what for, but if I ever looked back they had evil in their eyes, I was sure of it. Every time I have to get back to my bed at my house before they get me, I wake up once I get in bed as if it had genuinely happened. Almost every time I have succeeded. My response. Very interesting! I have to say this is quite the mystery I’d like to investigate. When you say almost every time, when have you not succeeded and what happened? Just so I have a reference? Do you mind if I record these instances for further research? Regards. Tony. Message 6 With all due respect Tony, It isn’t very confidence-inducing to hear you say this is a mystery. It makes me think you haven’t got a clue what this is at all… Unless you mean you’re still working it out? Forgive me I’m just a little unnerved is all. There was one time that I didn’t succeed… it was the last time I’ve seen them since. One caught me and grabbed my shoulder. I didn’t have time to turn around as I was immediately teleported to a new place. It was a beach at dawn, I knew that because I saw the sun and It was rising. I was standing in the middle of a huge stone platform and around me was a collection of stone pillars each with some kind of glowing rune on it that I didn’t recognise, on top of the rocks stood the robots. Before they even did anything I woke up… My response. No not at all! It’s simply me showing intrigue is all. Apologies for making you worried. And you say that’s the last time you have seen them since you were young? Alright, I think I have everything I need to evaluate you. Frankly, I believe you have nothing to worry about, especially since you say it is something you haven’t experienced in a while. It may have been down to something from a previous life. Something a past self experienced, and it manifested in the form of a dream. Either that or you were witnessing one of your alternates. Another version of you going through something inexplicable in our world. Overall it’s more than likely you’ll never see them again. Hopefully, this gives you closure. Thanks for talking with me. Regards. Tony. Message 7 Thanks very much! I do feel a little more clear-headed now that I’ve spoken to you! I’ll be sure to keep you up to date if anything else happens. For about a month this was all I had heard from her. I had felt comforted in the idea that I had helped yet another person out. One thing that sat on my mind was that she said they were unnerved. Why would she be unnerved if she wasn’t dreaming about this recently? Something didn’t add up there. But I decided that to dwell on it was to dwell on unimportant subjects. At the time I had a lot on my plate so it was quickly put to the back of my head, out of sight out of mind as they say… It wasn’t until I was contacted again by her that things got weird. I guess I should have pressed a little deeper into it at the time. Here’s what she said to me once she got back in touch. Message 8 Hey… Yasmin again. I was messaging again to talk about those dreams I had… I started having them again recently. Please get back to me as soon as you can… I would have contacted you sooner but the details slipped my mind after our talk… I had to dig a lot through my emails. My response. Sure thing Yasmin. I’m always open to hearing about these interesting dreams of yours. Please let me know if anything new happens, or even if they are the same. Perhaps this time they may be manifestations of fears. Are you worried about anything at the moment? Message 9 They aren’t really new…Almost the same as before. But I have been succeeding in getting to bed a lot less now. They catch me and take me to that beach and this time I know what happens on that stone platform… My response. Alright, Do please inform me of what happens then. I would be interested in hearing what this area in your dreams could be capable of projecting. Regards. Tony. Message 10 It’s the same every time... They tear me to pieces while I’m still aware of everything. It’s so painful too, I can feel each tear they make on my body… Then they… start applying my skin to their bodies like a patchwork costume. I don’t know why but I can still see them do this as if I am not dead by the time they are making their skin amalgamations. My response. Alright, I don’t think you have anything to worry about, rest assured it is more than likely something to do with the fact it has been brought up again, simply making it so you bring up old fears. I am thinking maybe there is a subconscious identity theft fear in play here. You are fearful of people figuratively taking your face and so these robots literally take yours in the dream world. Regards. Tony. Message 11 That could be it… I’ll see how it goes then, I just wish the dreams didn’t hurt so much. I probably wouldn’t wake with itches all over me… Thanks again for your help. That last part got me wondering what she meant, but it wasn’t uncommon for people to have sensations in their body after waking, especially with nightmares and extreme dreams such as this. Still, it lingered for the rest of the day. Even when I spoke to other clients, something just felt wrong. She contacted me again a week later. Message 12 Hey… uh. Is it normal for dreams to sort of… manifest itself in real life? I’ve been seeing things out the corner of my eye that looks like the robots, I would brush it off as paranoia but the smell of blood seems to follow me everywhere I go… Please help. My response. Hmm. I would say perhaps consider talking to a doctor, could be an onset of schizophrenia brought on by paranoia. Rest assure these robots are not real and will not hurt you. Please stay safe for me Yasmin, we’ve talked enough now that I don’t want you hurting yourself. Message 13 Ok… thanks. I’ll keep in touch with you to let you know how things go… Bye. That was the last message I got from her. At the time I thought she had simply talked to a doctor and the visions stopped so she didn’t need me any more. That was until I saw on the world news that a young woman had been found on a beach, Washed up and skinned alive. The police never found the murderer but I knew what had happened to her… I quit my job when I started having nightmares, you can guess what about. She was right, it does hurt a lot when they find you. I’ll make sure those things don’t get a single piece of me, Her death won’t be in vain. She was a good person and didn’t deserve to die so early. I don’t know if knowing about those things makes them appear for you but I do know that they are starting to come into my peripheral so it’s only a matter of time... and that smell... I’ll be prepared for them though, let’s hope they aren’t prepared for me...
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2020.07.04 22:25 removalbot 07-04 20:25 - 'Oh no.. people have down voted me in a echo chamber.. yeah your right.. I will now go and re-evaluate my life because Internet People in an echo chamber down voted me. / What a stupid thing to say... / Here this a repl...' by /u/GhostRiders removed from /r/unitedkingdom within 1-11min

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Oh no.. people have down voted me in a echo chamber.. yeah your right.. I will now go and re-evaluate my life because Internet People in an echo chamber down voted me.
What a stupid thing to say...
Here this a reply I made to someone else..
"Racist... Hahaha
Your talking to someone who been called a Paki, nigger, wop, golliwog and been told to fuck off home more times then I can remember.
Unlike you I know what racism is, how it feels to be targeted and followed by groups of men just because your not white.
To be told by a girls dad that you were dating to fuck off because there is no way "she will be going out with a paki" which is ironic since I'm in no way even close to be Pakistani, I just happen not to be white.
Still I was just a teenager and yeah, it fucking hurt, I mean really hurt.
There is only so many times you can be called a host of different names before it gets to you and believe me, it really fucking gets to you.
The worst thing is the very second you show the very slightest bit of weakness so to speak, it just gives them the impetus to go even harder at you.
You see calling someone racist just because they don't necessarily agree with yourself only destroys any point your trying to make.
I'm reasonable because I know in the long run that screaming and shouting doesn't work, it never has. Neither has insulting anybody who dares hold a different opinion to yourself.
The best example I can give is a man called Daryl Davis, he is an American Jazz musician, I suggest you look him up and you will see.
I also know that the BLM movement in the UK whilst might had good intentions at the beginning is doomed to fail.
For any movement to succeed it needs the general public to be on their side.
Unfortunately the BLM movement in UK has been hijacked by other groups wanting to push their own agendas which has brought it to a crushing halt.
You just have to look how the protests have all but disappeared, the media has lost interest and so have the general public.
We are not America. We have a different set of problems regarding race in UK and we react very differently to Americans.
It needs to be tackled in a different way with a different message.
It's actually a lot more complicated then the US. Racisim is very in your face in the US, it doesn't hide as we have seen.
In the UK its a lot more under the surface, its more insidious.
Calling to defund the Police in the UK is stupid, it makes no sense as the Police Force in the UK is funded in a completely different way and administrated in a different way.
The fact that they had to come and explain it shows how lost the message was.
To tackle the issue of racism in the UK you also need to tackle the issue of class as the two are intrinsically link but then you would know having been subjected to a life time racisim and living in poor deprived areas such as Toxteth, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Preston etc..
You can see in the Criminal Justice System and the Education System, you can see right in the areas that Covid-19 is effecting.
Look at the areas where it is back on the rise. They are poor deprived areas where the majority of the population is non-White.
Why do you think that the vast majority of deprived areas are in the UK are in North of country and where population is mostly non-White?
As I said, Class and Racisim come hand in hand in the UK yet I have yet to see anybody from the BLM movement talk about this, why do think this is?
Oh that's right you have no idea, your just another keyboard warrior who likes to make snap judgements about people in the vain hope that other people who see how cool they are.."
I shall now go and reevaluate my life because people who can't even be bothered to have a discussion down voted in an echo chamber on the Internet.
I was being sarcastic on the first and last paragraph.. I'm telling you this as you don't seem to be too bright so I thought I better help you out a little :)
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2020.06.26 21:54 Franana1 My journey with Candida and healing the overgrowth

I know to many of you suffering with Candida this story will feel unbelievable. You can’t possibly cure the overgrowth, can you? Well let me tell you I did and my annual Pap smear came back clear of infections to prove it. During my suffering I would read success stories and I would be filled with motivation and a glimmer of hope, I am hoping mine does the same for you. I’m not trying to sell anything here. I find it sickening that people try to make money off people who are suffering, quite often when they themselves were in that situation once upon a time. This experience is my own. We are all different and have different intolerances in our bodies which is what makes it so hard to control this darn overgrowth for each of us. For this reason I won’t be listing quantities of what I took. Start small and build up, your body will tell you if it’s too much. I urge you to do your own research on anything you are going to try to reinforce your reasons and knowledge. I cannot tell you that my exact technique will work for you but I hope it inspires you to try new things and show you that it’s possible to tackle this thing.
If you are able to afford it I would recommend getting tested by a naturopath for intolerances so that you know what your body does not like and could therefore be linked to your overgrowth and not healing. It’s something I wanted to do but just never got round to. If I had, I may now have a clearer idea of what to avoid to keep me healthy.
The answers are out there!
MY STORY I suffered from on-off visible yeast infections (thrush) for 5 years. The fissures (skin splits in the private area) were so painful and regular, I felt unclean and extremely embarrassed and infuriated that I was suffering when others with worse diet and habits weren’t. I always classed myself a healthy eater and absolutely loved my veggies. I can tell you that Candida can be passed on by the mother at birth, so this is not necessarily something you could have ever avoided. I actually think that I had a Candida problem long before it was visible, intimacy was very painful for me and as you can imagine made me feel like there was something very wrong with me and resulted in many private tears. As I said my physical infections were on and off, though I say this, when I thought I had the overgrowth under control due to no physical signs of it, the doctor told me that it showed up on my Pap smear test. I was completely gobsmacked and upset as I did not have thrush at the time and thought I was doing well. Though I have no proof of this, some key things which I think aided my Candida issues were: •Drinking caffeine on an empty stomach throughout my teens and early adulthood (no breakfast, and for many years no lunch either). I had an abnormal relationship with food. •Drinking alcohol in excess, towards my worse years relating to infection I was drinking beer quite heavily, and drinking every day so my body never had a break from it, even it was one drink.
I HAD TO TAKE MEASURES I put up with the symptoms returning for years. I had been on fluconazole from the doctor before and it didn’t work. The doctor told me that my clothes must be too tight or not breathable enough, ha. My symptoms were becoming unbearable and it was really affecting my mentally. In a desperate attempt to solve things myself and not have to return to the doctor I bought the over-the-counter antifungal treatments, to no avail. I went back, had some blood tests which showed negative for diabetes and liver issues. So I was prescribed with a 3 month course of fluconazole. I became consumed by Candida. My every spare moment was spent reading about it, researching cures and success stories. Reading where people thought they had gone wrong and watching YouTube videos about people’s journeys with it. One youtuber I recommend is DR AXE. He’s a naturopath and full of excellent knowledge about health issues, supplements, herbs and how they benefit you. I found myself deciding that I needed to follow protocols for ‘leaky gut syndrome’ so I read in depth about how to heal a leaky gut, which I do think was imperitive to my healing as mentioned in the 4 step process below.
IT BEGINS I had been putting off the drastic measures of diet change, but things were just too bad now. In 2018 I did a 5 week Candida cleanse, I had a short timeframe because I was going on holiday and knew I wouldn’t be able to maintain the diet there, especially since I was missing alcohol so much! I did however stick to it as much as I could and continued with my probiotics, vitamins and anti fungals while away from home. I remember my first proper restaurant meal with a glass of wine after being restricted for so long, it was bliss. Whilst on the cleanse I felt the most alive I ever had. I even experienced random feelings of excitement and would ping awake out of bed with energy, which I later discovered was hugely linked to giving up caffeine and becoming ketogenic through zero sugacarb consumption.
In summary here are the four instrumental steps:
CONTROL THE INFECTION / DESTROY THE BIOFILMS - Antifungals, digestive enzymes, limited diet and LOTS of nutrition. BIOFILMS are a protective barrier candida grows around itself which is very difficult to infiltrate. It’s going to take some work.
REINTRODUCE GOOD BACTERIA - Take probiotics whilst continuing limited diet and nutrition.
HEAL YOUR GUT - L-glutamine, spirulina. Whilst still continuing the above two steps.
MAINTENANCE - It’s been a long slog but it ain’t over yet! Most likely many of the positive dietary habits you picked up along the way will stick with you, and rightly so. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Continue avoiding the inflammatories whenever possible, choose whole grain brown rice/pasta over white, keep up with the probiotics, vitamins and supplements.
The third step is widely unacknowledged, if you do not heal your gut you will be vulnerable to Candida Overgrowth again and all your efforts were in vain. A mistake so many seem to make!
I wish I knew which of the below steps were the most influential to my healing but unfortunately I don’t, so it could be a few or it could be all of them combined. Therefore I will try to list them all in the order that they happened.
Here are the steps I took.
1. Candida diet cleanse. No sugar, no carb, no dairy, no gluten, no alcohol, no inflammatories in general. Basically none of your daily enjoyables- this is no easy task, especially when you have a carb loving partner! I bought organic everything when it was available. See meal ideas below for inspiration. In particular I followed Bruce R Blinzler’s ‘Candida: Treating it successfully’ diet. I have a pdf copy of this diet, if you would like a copy just pm me! I will say that I didn’t follow it to the T and did a lot of my own research so chopped in things I thought necessary. You have to listen to your gut (haha).
Green Smoothies- Started my morning with smoothies for a nutrition boost. This involved blending cucumber, celery, lemon, ginger, spinach, coconut water and whatever nutrition I could get my hands on. Many websites will say that lemon and coconut water contain too much sugar but for me the benefits far outweighed anything else. There is also the argument that the sugar attracts the Candida and then the anti fungals get ‘em when they’re vulnerable.
Gave up coffee/caffeine - I was drinking 3-4 lattes a day at work, which were 80% milk. I exchanged it for herbal teas. This is still something I follow to this day and believe it crucial to maintaining my healthy gut! I start my day with a ginger tea and continue on with peppermint tea or any other blend I fancy. I’m still doing this 2 1/2 years later. I now do not need caffeine at all and feel far more awake without it then I ever did on it!
2. Antifungals, vitamins and more. This horrible bacteria adapts like crazy, you’ll need to rotate your antifungals every so often so it doesn’t get used to it. I’m not a fan of medication so tried to incorporate antifungals and vitamins in to my diet as much as I could, but in capsule form I took:
Wild oil of oregano Olive leaf extract SF722 Digestive enzymes and a multi vitamin.
Antifungals I put in to my meals as much as possible were:
Onion, Garlic Ginger Cinnamon Coconut oil Turmeric
I also took a digestive enzyme which breaks down the biofilm which Candida uses to protect itself. They are also great for alleviating bloat and easier digestion.
After a few weeks on the diet I invested in the supplement SF722 which was highly recommended on the Bruce Blinzler diet I was following. A friend of mine said it had helped her cure her Candida overgrowth 15 years prior and she’d never had another one since. This is a pricey supplement from Thorne medicine, but I truly think it was crucial in my healing. I would have successful days where there was no sign of Candida, and then the signs would return and I would feel upset and disappointed, until I started taking the SF722. How it works is that it changes the environment were Candida lives in to one where it can no longer transform in to its fungi state. It’s an undecylenic acid, similar to coconut oil but much much stronger. Just read the reviews on Amazon for example, you won’t be disappointed.
I took psyllium husk as I read that fibre was key to healing and clearing out toxins, it has a sharp texture so that it loosens whatever is clinging to your intestinal tract. Also eliminating (toilet time!) is key to your body getting rid of toxins.
I used a colon cleanse capsule from Holland and Barret (in the uk) which contained more beneficial supplements such as dandelion extract and liquorice extract. This also helped with elimination and I found myself having very regular and healthy poops at the same time everyday hehe!
  1. Probiotics. I am giving these it’s own paragraph because I truly believe they played a huge role in my healing and still do currently in my maintaining health. I actually started with probiotics in step two, though I have read they are counteracted by the antifungals. I would take anti fungals at night and probiotics in the morning as far apart from each other as I could. I can’t tell you whether this was the right thing to do, but I’m healed now. I started with plain cultured yogurt, making sure there was no flavouring or unnecessary sugar. Once I felt used to this I bought some probiotics in capsule form too. Start with a probiotic containing a medium number of cultures. You don’t want to shock your system as you could end with gas and other problems. Find one with the most different strains you can afford. I read that saccharomyces boulardii eats Candida and yeast. Gradually build up to a higher number of cultures. I will be taking these for the foreseeable future and I now purchase ones which do not need refrigerating (always check the label for this).
4. Alkalinity. I researched in to Candida and it’s links to deviated cells, which are linked to cancer and other diseases. This led me to reading articles about being ‘alkaline’ as there are many who believe this is the key to health and even keeps disease at bay. I cannot tell you that this is true, but I can tell you that I feel it works for me. When making my veg choices at the supermarket I would have my alkaline/acidic chart up on my phone and use that as a guide. Herbal teas keep me alkaline too!
5. Heal. I continued all of the above for a number of weeks. I read on one particular web page that the most common problem with the Candida programmes people are selling is that they don’t tell you that once your gut is clear from all the nasties, there are pockets and holes left in your gut walls which need healing. This makes it much more difficult for reinfection, especially once your cultures are back in balance by means of probiotics.
L-glutamine - I used it in powder form to aid with healing. I would add a spoonful to my soup or smoothie so that I couldn’t taste it much.
Bone Broth - The healer that went down in history (grandma’s chicken soup, anyone?). I made me own from my organic roast chicken meals and used it in my daily soups I had every lunchtime.
I also use a ph balancing intimate wash. Where I’m from this is called Femfresh, but I’m sure there are others. It’s gentle and was a relief to be able to use something after only using water throughout my cleanse.
WHAT CAN YOU ENJOY EATING? Candida dieting really gets to you. The fact that you can’t eat or drink ‘normal’ things really plays on your mental health. I was on a rabbit diet which quite frankly made me feel diseased and abnormal.
Enjoyable meals to help keep you sane as well as getting your veggies and nutrition in are:
Stir fries Put something new in each one to make it feel different. This is the perfect meal for throwing all your antifungals in together (onion, garlic, coconut oil, turmeric, ginger).
Soup Home made only, preferably with home made or organic stock (see below). Another way to throw all that nutritional goodness together and not even know it’s in there.
Roast chicken (organic if possible) with veggies (possibly roasted veggies but this may produce more sugar). From the roast chicken I would make my own chicken stock for my soups in my slow cooker, this meant I didn’t need to put yeast filled stock cubes in my soups, also I knew it was organic and exactly what had gone in to it. You can buy it, but as we already had the chicken it was cheap and easy to do.
Omelette filled with spinach, peppers, onions and any other greens you can cram in!
Oat Bran I watched a YouTube video on how oat bran does not negatively effect Candida overgrowth. I have been eating it for breakfast in my whole recovery process, it makes me feel so good and fills me up for a long time.
Infused sparkling water If you’re a soda drink lover then you may struggle to find a replacement. I recently discovered natural sparkling water infused with flavours. It’s virtually calorie free and one in particular brand I found very tasty is Benefit Water (apple flavour). I also enjoyed the from the brand Voss, these are British brands but there are many options available!
Some great recipes for ketogenic diet are here:
https://www.ruled.me/keto-recipes/
I actually found this website via Halle Berry’s Instagram account, she follows a strict keto diet due to her diabetes.
KETO On the Candida diet you will no doubt end up ketogenic. I didn’t know what this was when it happened to me! In simple terms (the only ones I understand!) if your body has no sugar to burn it will burn fat instead. Your breath starts to smell sweet which is the smell of the ketones which are produced during this process. Burning fat means rapid weight loss unless you eat enough fat and protein. I did not know this and ended up losing too much weight and feeling very hungry all of the time.
Here’s a few tips to help you: Avocado - I just wanted to express my love for this wonderful super food. It will keep your fats up and keep you full as well as give you an injection of green!
Almonds - Many nuts carry mould but generally not almonds. They are a fabulous natural fat source and full of fibre, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
After I was ketogenic for a few weeks, I started reintroducing small amounts of potato and brown rice in to my diet because one, I was losing too much weight and two, I felt the diet had cleared a lot of what it needed to.
CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK The above may seem very daunting. I can assure you that if you are suffering enough to even be reading this then you already have it in you to do it! Remember this is a slow process where you need to alter your way of thinking about food, this way you will eventually not want the bad stuff and the cake isle will repulse you! Here are some ways to help you start transitioning to better dietary habits:
Avoid white carbs whenever possible. Sure when you’re out for a meal this will be unavoidable but at home you need to eat whole grain brown rice and brown pasta. Avoid sugar, or if you must have this then stick to natural sugars. ‘Nakd’ bars (sold in UK) are a great example made with only dates and nuts. Swap your sweets for blueberries and cultured yogurt. Attempt to swap your sugar habits with savoury ones like salted popcorn to get used to not having sugar and curb the cravings. Bake/cook with coconut sugar or honey instead of cane sugar. The end goal is that you will begin to be more conscious of what you’re consuming, and then start to cut sugar down and out even further.
Choose low carb vegetables - basically mostly green veg but don’t be scared to have some carrots and others since they all have nutritional benefits.
Become conscious of inflammatory foods and drinks. Gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, fillers. Read the ingredients lists, you are what you eat. Swap out milk with almond milk.
It’s all about BALANCE. Getting your gut back in to good shape means you can start to reintroduce the normal things you love. I know where my weaknesses are, as do you know yours. I struggle with alcohol, it is my weekly relaxation method. So I make sure I don’t drink more than 3/7 days each week and try to make more conscious choices towards ‘clean’ beverages such as clear gin or vodka.
Some very helpful information from someone who can explain the dietary benefits of some of the supplements listed above much better than me:
https://www.reallifeofpie.com/blog/30-foods-to-help-fight-candida
Please please remember that everyone is different. I found all of these techniques through months of obsessive reading in a bid to heal myself. I have not made them up, and if you research each of them and their link to Candida you will find them backed up :)
As it was a while ago now that I suffered, I remember something occasionally, and so this post will be updated as and when this happens.
I really wish you all the best with your journey and hope this post has helped you. Best wishes!!
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2020.06.22 13:44 LordVelaryon That day, that goal, that prodigy.

Less than eleven seconds earlier, when the Argentinian player receives the pass from a teammate, the clock in Mexico marks thirteen hours, twelve minutes and twenty seconds. In the opening scene there are also two Brits and a slightly older man of Tunisian origin. Football isn't very popular in Tunisia. That's why the African seems to be the only one who is not in an athletic mental alertness
The Tunisian is called Ali Bin Nasser and, while others run, he walks slowly. He is forty-two years old and ashamed: he knows that he will never be called again to referee an official match between nations. He also knows that if twelve years earlier, when he was injured in the Tunisian league, he had been told that he would be in a World Cup, he would not have believed it. Nor would he have believed it the afternoon he became a referee. After all, in Tunisia you only need to have the same number of legs as lungs to get the job.
But when he officiated his first match, he discovered that he would be a proper referee. And it was more than that: he managed to become the first football referee to be recognised on the streets of his city. He was called up for the 1984 African qualifiers and his judgment proved to be so good that a year later he was called up to command in a World Cup.
In Mexico he was asked for autographs, had pictures taken with him and slept in the most luxurious hotel. He had successfully refereed the Poland-Portugal match in the group stage, and watched the left half in a Denmark-Spain match where the Danes played the whole second half with a high-line; he didn't make a single mistake when he raised his flag.
When the organisers informed him that he would be directing a quarterfinal - no Tunisian judge had ever come this far - Ali called home from the hotel, with reverse charge, told it to his father and both cried.
That night he slept through hot flashes and had two dreams of ridicule. In the first dream he twisted his ankle and had to be replaced by the fourth referee; in the dream, the fourth referee was his mother. In the second dream a fan jumped onto the field, pulled down his pants and he was left with his genitals hanging out in front of the world's televisions.
From each dream he woke up with his heart beating. But he never dreamed, during the eve, of validating a goal scored with a hand. He did not dream that, in Tunisian street slang, his name would become an humorous metaphor for blindness. That's why he's now refereeing the second half of that match with a desire to see it end soon.
Now the Argentinian player touches the ball with his left foot and moves it half a metre out of the shadows. The heat is over 30 degrees and that spider-shaped shade is the only one in many meters around.
Around the field, one hundred and fifteen thousand people follow the player's movements but only two, those closest to the scene, can prevent his advance.
Their names are Peter: Raid one, Beardsley the other. Both were born in the north of England, one in the riverbed and the other at the mouth of the River Tyne; they both had, a few years earlier, a son whom they named Peter; they both divorced their first wife before travelling to Mexico; and they are both convinced, at the thirteen hours, twelve minutes and twenty-one seconds, that it will be easy to take the ball away from the Argentinian player because he received it with his weak foot and there are two of them: one at his front and the other at his back.
They don't know that, a decade later, Peter Raid Jr. and Peter Beardsley Jr. will be friends, they will be fifteen and sixteen years old and they will be dancing at a London rave.
A Scotsman named O'Connor - who will later become a screenwriter for comedian Sacha Baron Cohen - will recognize them and, in the middle of the dance, will dodge them with a feint and a dribble. He will do it once, twice, three times, imitating the dance move that now, ten years before, the Argentine player practices on his parents.
Raid Jr. and Beardsley Jr. will not get the joke, so other rave participants will join O'Connor's mockery and a loop of dancers will form, in the form of a human train, dodging the boys in two stages. Peter Raid Jr. will be the first to understand the taunt, and will tell his friend, "It's because of our parents' video, the one from Mexico 86".
Peter Beardsley Jr. will make a gesture of humiliation and the two friends will escape from the party, chased by dozens of boys who will shout, in chorus, the name of the player who ten years ago, right now, is running away from his parents with a move of his waist.
Soon Raid Sr. and Beardsley Sr. will stop chasing the player: it will be the job of other teammates to try to stop him. They now remain frozen in the middle of a tape that time turns, in slow motion, from VHS to Youtube.
Now their children are five and six years old and will not remember seeing the player's dribble directly, but in their early teens they will see it a thousand times on video and will no longer have any respect for their parents.
Peter Raid and Peter Beardsley, still in midfield, don't know what exactly has happened in their lives to make it all fall apart.
Quickly and with short steps, the Argentinian player moves the scene to the opposite side of the pitch. He has only touched the ball three times in his own field: once to receive it and outwit the first Peter, the second to step on it gently and outflank the second Peter, and a third to push the ball away towards the dividing line.
When the ball crosses the chalk line, the player has covered ten of the fifty-two meters he will walk and has taken eleven of the forty-four steps he will have to take.
At thirteen hours, twelve minutes and twenty-three seconds of midday shouts of astonishment come down from the stands and the asses of the radio announcers come off the seats in the transmission cabins: the free space that the player has just found on the right side, after the double dribble and his stride, makes everybody understand the danger.
Everybody except Kenny Sansom, who appears behind the two Peter's and chases the player with a parsimony that seems to be from another sport. Sansom accompanies the Argentinian player without despair, as if he was taking a young son for his first bike ride.
"You looked like if you were playing in training, for fucks sake," manager Bobby Robson tells him two hours later in the dressing room. "That wasn't you," his half-brother Allan will tell him a year later, both drunk, in a pub in Dublin.
Kenny Sansom will rewind the video a thousand times in the future. He'll see his lazy step, almost a trot, as the player slips away.
He will start, in November of that year, to have problems with gambling and alcohol. In the tabloids he will be nicknamed "White" Sansom because of his fondness for white wine.
His only friend from the golden age will be Terry Butcher, perhaps because both will share the same traumatic experience.
Butcher is the one who now, when the radio reporters and spectators in the stands are still standing, throws a failed tackle at the player advancing on his sideline. Butcher will chase the player madly and throw a second kick, this time with a murderous intent, in the apex of the small box.
Terry Butcher will also never overcome the ghost of those ten seconds at the Mexican midday. "He only dribbled the rest of my teammates once, but he dribbled me twice, the little bastard," he will tell the press many years later, with his eyes glazed over.
Kenny Sansom and Terry Butcher will never return to Mexico, not even to the tourist beaches far from Mexico City. In the future, without children or stable partners, they will have as a hobby (at almost sixty years old each) to get together to drink whisky on Thursday nights and invent new insults against the Argentinian player who now, unmarked, enters the big box with the ball stuck to his feet.
Before the start of the play, a man gives a bad pass. With that mistake, the story begins. He could have played backwards or to his right, but he decides to send the ball to the player who is less free. That man is called Hector Enrique and he stays motionless after the pass, with his hands on his waist. After that game he will never be able to separate from the player, as if an invisible string from that vertical pass was transformed, over time, into a magnetic field.
Enrique doesn't know it yet, but he will take part in a World Cup again, 24 years later and on African soil. He will be part of the coaching staff of a manager who, fatter and older, will have the same face as the young man who now runs in a zigzag. And he will end his career even further, in the United Arab Emirates, back on the right side of the player who, two seconds ago, was given a pass to the wrong foot.
For many nights in the future, in a strange country where women have to sit in the back seat of cars, Enrique will wonder what would have happened if, instead of that bad delivery, he had given the ball to Jorge Burruchaga, his second choice.
Burruchaga is the one who now runs parallel to the player through the midfield. It's the thirteen hours, twelve minutes and twenty-four seconds and he's convinced that the player will give him the pass before entering the box, that he's just taking the defenders away to leave him alone in front of the three posts.
Burruchaga runs and looks at the player; with a body gesture he tells him "I'm free in the middle" and while he waits for the pass in vain he doesn't know that one day, some years later, he will accept a bribe in the French league and will be punished by the International Federation. Another misplaced delivery. But he, frozen in the present, still runs and waits for the pass that never comes.
Days later he will score the decisive goal of the final, but the world will only have eyes and memory for another goal. Year after year, tribute after tribute, his will not be the one most admired.
One night, Burruchaga will call to Saudi Arabia to talk with his friend Hector Enrique, and he will lament, a little jokingly, a little seriously, that goal scored by someone else that overshadowed the decisive goal of the final. Then Enrique will see a sandstorm out the window and, without intending to, will make him smile. "That goal wasn't so great," he'll say, "I gave him the pass, if he didn't scored it, it was to kill him".
Inside the pitch the wind is blowing at 12 kilometers per hour. If it had been blowing at 60 kilometers per hour, as it did in Mexico City six days later, the play might have not ended well.
The advance seems fast by an optical illusion, but the player regulates the rhythm, slows down and deceives. There is a secret geometry to the precision of that zigzag, a rigour that would have been broken by a change in the wind or the reflection of a wristwatch from the stands.
Terry Fenwick thinks about the variables of randomness as he showers crestfallen after defeat. Especially in one, the least far-fetched.
Before the game, Fenwick advised his manager Bobby Robson that it would be best to give the opposing player a man-to-man marking. Bobby responded that the marking would be zonal, as in previous games.
What would have happened if Robson had listened to him? asks himself Terry Fenwick, naked in the solitude of the dressing room, with water hitting his temples.
Right now, at thirteen hours, twelve minutes and twenty-six seconds of midday, he sees the player arrive with the ball dominated; he thinks he's going to pass it into the centre of the box. Fenwick thinks the same as Burruchaga, he leans his whole body on his right leg to avoid the pass and leaves the left flank unlocked. The player, with a small jump, enters then through the free space, steps on the box and finds the three posts.
"Fuck", Terry Fenwick told the press in 1989, "he ruined my career in four seconds". Two years after the outburst, in 1991, Fenwick will spend four months in prison for drunk driving. He will say, by the middle of the next decade, that he would not shake hands with the Argentinian player if he saw him again.
At the same period, one of his daughters will turn eighteen. During the party, Terry Fenwick will find her kissing an Argentinian on a beach in Trinidad. He will recognize the boy's identity because of a blue and white jersey with the number ten on the back. Fenwick does not know it yet, but in his old age he will be coaching an unknown team called "San Juan Jabloteh" in Trinidad and Tobago, a country that played only one World Cup, but has beaches.
Fenwick will get drunk every day on the sand of those beaches. On the afternoon of his daughter's meeting with the Argentinian, he'll want to get close to the boy and beat him. The Argentinian will make a gesture to go out to the left and then escape to the right. Fenwick, again, will eat the feint.
Eight steps, out of forty-four, will give the player inside the box, and they will be enough to understand that the scenario is not auspicious.
There is one opponent breathing at his neck on his right, Terry Butcher; another on his left, Glenn Hoddle, prevents him from giving the ball to Burruchaga; Fenwick has recovered from the feint and now covers the possible pass backwards, and at the front, goalkeeper Peter Shilton closes into him from the near post.
The north, south and east are closed to any manoeuvres. It is now thirteen hours, twelve minutes and twenty-seven seconds. Three more hours in Buenos Aires. Six more hours in London.
In any city in the world, at any time of the day or night, trying to get a shot on goal in the middle of that mess of legs is impossible, and the one who knows it best is Jorge Valdano, who arrives alone, very alone, on the left.
No one notices Valdano's existence, neither now in the box nor during primary school, in Santa Fe's town of Las Parejas.
Jorge Valdano sat reading novels by Emilio Salgari while his classmates played football during breaks, swirling around behind the ball. Football seemed like a basic game to him at the age of nine, but something happened to him at eleven: he understood the rules and knew, without surprise, that the other kids didn't practice it with intelligence.
He began to play with them and, while the rest chased the ball without strategy, he moved around the sidelines looking for the geometry of the sport.
And he was good. He played for two clubs in the town and was soon called from Rosario to play for Newell's youth teams; he made his debut in the Argentinian first division before he was eighteen. At twenty he was a world-youth champion in Toulon. At twenty-two he had already played for the senior national team.
But in those dizzying years he never loved the sport above all. If he was given a choice between a game among friends or a good novel, he always chose the book.
Until that moment in his thirties, Valdano was not sure he had chosen his true vocation. That's why now, as he waits for the pass, he finally feels that this could be his destiny, that perhaps he has come into the world to touch that ball and place it in the net.
He knows that the player's only option is to pass to the left. He has no other choice. As he steps into the box he thinks: "If he doesn't give it to me, I'll leave everything and become a writer."
But the player enters the box without looking at him. Neither Butcher, Fenwick, Hoddle nor Shilton are aware of him. Not even the cameraman, who follows the play with zoom, can pick him out in time. In the video, Valdano is a ghost who only shows his full body when the ball is in the apex of the small box. Jorge Valdano does not know it yet, but at the end of that tournament he will start writing short stories.
There is no greater enemy for an striker than the goalkeeper. The rest of the rivals can use the sneaky tackle or the knees for the thigh blow. It doesn't matter, they are legal weapons in a man's sport and the attacked can return the action on the next play.
But the goalkeeper, the guardian, the goalie, the keeper (like Lucifer's, their names are endless) can touch the ball with his hands.
The goalkeeper is an anomaly, an exception capable of undoing with his hands the best acrobatics that other men do with their feet. And until that day no outfield player had ever managed to repay that affront at a World Cup.
So now, when the player steps into the box and looks into the eyes of goalkeeper Peter Shilton (grey shirt, white gloves) he understands the hate in the Englishman's eyes.
Half an hour earlier, the Argentinian had avenged every attacker in the history of football: he had scored a goal with his hand. The strikers's palm had arrived before the goalkeeper's fist. In the rules of football this action is forbidden, but in the rules of another game, more inhumane than football, justice had been done.
That is why, at this crucial moment in history, at thirteen hours, twelve minutes and twenty-nine seconds, Peter Shilton knows he can get revenge. He knows full well that it is in his hands to disrupt the greatest goal of all times. He needs to do it, moreover, to return to his country as a hero.
Shilton was born in Leicester, 36 years before that Mexican midday. Already a living legend, he didn't need to make it to his first and last World Cup to prove it.
He doesn't know it yet, but he'll be playing professionally until he's forty-eight. In the future, he will play the leading role in many unforgettable saves which, added to those of the past, will make him the greatest English goalkeeper.
However (and he doesn't know this either) in the future there will be an encyclopedia, more famous than the Britannica, that will say about him: "Shilton, Peter: English goalkeeper who received, on the same day, the goals known as 'the hand of God' and 'of the century'.
That will be his karma and it's better that he doesn't know it, because he's still looking into the eyes of the approaching Argentinian player and he's covering his left post like his teachers taught him. He believes Terry Butcher can make it in time with the final tackle. "Maybe this will end in a corner," he thinks. "Maybe I can reach the ball with my fingertips."
Nor does he know that two years later a video game with his name will be released in Great Britain, entitled "Peter Shilton's Handball", or that his children will play it, in secret, during the 1992 holiday season.
It is better that he does not know the future now, because he must decide, right now, what the next move of the player will be. And he decides: Shilton plays to the left, throws himself to the ground and waits for the left-footed shot across. The Argentinian, who does know the future, chooses to play to the right.
Before touching the ball with his left foot for the last time, at the thirteen hours, twelve minutes and thirty seconds of the Mexican midday, the Argentinian player sees that he has left Peter Shilton behind; sees that Jorge Valdano is dragging Terry Fenwick; sees that Peter Raid, Peter Beardsley and Glenn Hoddle have been left on the road; sees Terry Butcher who throws himself at his feet with his boots spiked; sees Jorge Burruchaga who slows down his career with resignation; sees Hector Enrique, still stuck in the middle of the field, who makes a fist with his right hand; He sees his manager jumping off the bench as if he'd been sent off by a rocket and the other manager, the rival, looking down so as not to see the end of his advance; he sees a redheaded man with a smoking pipe on the first row of the stands; He sees the line of chalk on the opponent's goal and remembers the face of the worker who, during half-time, went over it with a roller; he clearly sees his brother the Turk who, aged seven, throws in his face a mistake he made at Wembley in a similar move; he sees his brother's lips full of caramel when he says:
"Next time, don't shoot it across, you little fool, you'd better do feint to the goalie and go right."
He sees his brother's face with the light of the kitchen where the scene took place, he sees the mischief with which he was looking at him; he sees, behind the goal, a sign that says Seiko in white letters on a blue background; he sees the green painted nails of his first girlfriend, the day he met her, and he sees that same girl, now a woman, breastfeeding a child; he sees a deflated ball and he sees himself, at the age of nine, trying to dominate it; he sees his mother and father dragging, with effort, a huge kerosene can along a dirt road where it has rained; he sees a box in a locker room in La Paternal, which bears his name and surname in bright letters, he sees his adolescent pride when he first reads his name and surname at his locker; he sees a stadium, its wooden boards, and he also sees that one day the whole stadium, and not just the locker, will bear his name.
The Argentinian player has controlled the air in his lungs for nine seconds, and now he is about to release all the air in one breath.
Unlike all the opponents and teammates he has left behind, he can breathe with his left leg, and can also sense the future as he moves forward with the ball at his feet.
He sees, ahead of time, that Shilton will throw himself to the right; he sees Terry Butcher's murderous intention behind him, he sees himself, many years later, with a grandson in his arms, visiting the entrance of the Azteca Stadium where a bronze statue with no name stands: just a young player with a proud chest, a ball at his feet and a date engraved on the base: June 22, 1986; he sees a rave in London where two fifteen-year-old boys escape from a mocking crowd; he sees a shady apartment where there is only one table, two friends and a mirror on the table; he sees a girl on a tropical beach who lets herself be kissed by a boy wearing an Argentina shirt; He sees a swarm of journalists and photographers outside every airport, every terminal, every stadium and every shopping mall in the world; he sees a boy playing a video game in the city of Leicester while his brother watches through the window to make sure his father doesn't show up; he sees the body of an old man who died in Switzerland eight days before that midday, a man who also saw all the things in the world in a single moment.
He sees Fiorito at day; he sees Napoli at afternoon; he sees Barcelona at night.
He sees Boca's stadium about to burst and he's in the middle of the pitch but he doesn't have a ball on his feet but a microphone in his hand; he sees an old man at Carthage's airport, waiting for his son on the last flight from Mexico, to hug and comfort him; he sees a swollen ankle; he sees a Red Cross nurse, chubby and smiling; he sees all the goals he's scored and the ones he'll score; he sees all the goals he's shouted and the ones he'll shout; he sees himself, at fifty-three years old, watching from a balcony the world's final at the Maracaná; he sees the day when he will see his mother for the last time; he sees the night when he will see his father for the last time; he sees all his children's children grow up; he sees the pains of a woman who is about to give birth to a left-footed child in Rosario, one year and two days later than that Mexican midday; he sees a minimal, impossible, unreachable space between the right post and Terry Butcher's boot.
He closes his eyes. He lets himself fall forward, with his body bowed, and the whole world becomes silent.
The player knows that he has taken forty-four steps and twelve touches, all with his left foot. He knows the move will take ten seconds and six decimals. Then he thinks it is time to explain to everyone who he is, who he has been and who he will be until the end of time.

10,6 seconds by Hernan Casciari in "Messi is a dog & other football stories" (2016).

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2020.06.03 21:53 DemolishTheWings I am so unenthused with my life. I feel dead inside.

TLDR: I’m 23, I have no meaning in life, I’m pretty terrified I’ll never meet someone and I’m losing the will to keep plugging away. Considering packing my things and moving abroad, just so I can feel something other than monotonous boredom.
It all just feels so pointless. I joined the military when I was 18, hated it and ended up leaving at the end of my 4 year contract. I’m now 23, currently in training to join the police (UK not US thankfully) and I know it’s not what I want to do, I never wanted to, it’s just the best option available to me right now. I feel like I’d like to do something working in mental health as I do find fulfilment in personally helping people, but pretty much all routes into that field require university education, which isn’t an option for me. I have no idea what my purpose in life is, and I’ve never been good at anything. The only thing in my life that I’ve stuck to is my physical fitness because I love it, but I’m athletically extremely average, and that’s only because I work hard at it.
I feel like I’ll probably be alone too. I’ve only ever had an intense but brief relationship with one woman, and casual flings with a few others. In all honestly I fell in love with her, but it didn’t work out and despite my heart not wanting to, I understand we’re incompatible and she wasn’t the person I thought she was. She treated me pretty badly. Everything else has been casual and lacking of true emotional connection. My hopes of finding a life partner are so low, I can barely relate to anyone I meet. Modern relationships just feel callous and opportunistic. It feels like people look at potential partners as commodities rather than human beings, being judged on their “sexual market value” rather than the content of their character, with the option of a “higher value” partner only a swipe away.
I think most people, and my generation in particular, are vapid, vain, narcissistic and void of substance. Dating apps have only reaffirmed this to me. I feel so disassociated with this selfie society, everyone is so obsessed with their meaningless fabricated image on social media. There’s not a single “friend” that I’ve made that I’ve ever forged a real bond with and I feel like I’m going through life with no meaningful connections outside of my parents. We live in a time where people will ask “how are you?” and aren’t interested in the answer. At times I just feel so lonely. What’s the point of life when you’re spending it entirely alone?
I think my lack of faith in finding a woman who I truly connect with affects my overall motivation in achieving what I thought I wanted. I’ve always wanted to create a financially comfortable life so that I could provide my future family with anything they want and need, but when I realise that I’m working for something that may never exist I just seem to lose all motivation. I saved up for a deposit for my first apartment, but the property prices where I live are so extortionate that the mortgage needed would basically make me a slave to the bank. Working to pay off the mortgage for a tiny apartment for the foreseeable future with no financial room to enjoy life outside of work, go travelling or take any entrepreneurial risks. What’s the point in a life like that? It all just seems so frivolous.
I’ve felt totally bored with my life for years. The only reprieve from boredom I had was when I went travelling with some of the money I saved, going from December to February, I had some amazing experiences, but that isn’t real life. I often think of packing my things and moving far away, somewhere like Australia or Canada. Maybe Spain as my Spanish speaking skills would come in handy. Just so I can get out of the hamster wheel I feel myself trapped in. Just so I can feel something meaningful. I feel awful too because I’m so lucky to be a healthy, able human being but I can’t help how I feel.
If you read all that, thank you so much for your time. I don’t know what I want to come out of this post, I just wanted to get this off my chest. I don’t really have anyone to talk to and I feel like I’m deteriorating every day.
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2020.05.28 22:24 mr_tyler_durden Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update May 28, 2020

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2020.05.23 19:17 rehlee Statements from Others on Hana Kimura's Death

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Statements

Statements from wrestlers and other people, compiled by u/miber3 from SquaredCircle.
Official Terrace House Show Account: Twitter Website
The news of Hana Kimura's passing has made us speechless. We respectfully offer our deepest condolences to her family, and pray from the bottom of our hearts for her happiness in the next world.

Family

Kyoko Kimura (Mother): Twitter Twitter2
For everyone who cheered, befriended and loved Hana, I am sorry I could not protect her. I am sorry we now have this painful memory.
If you are in pain, Hana will be be in pain, too. Please keep the cheerful memory of Hana in your hearts
In order to best put what Hana would say into words, I’ll become stronger.
To Mass Media Outlets I would like you to stop contacting the police and the Stardom office for detailed information.
I would like you to respect the privacy of the individual who has passed.
Don’t push people who are struggling to their limit like this.
Stop hurting others in the process.

Tokyo 2019-2020

Emika Mizukoshi: Instagram Translation
That night, I just happened to be up late, so I saw her post on her story and casually replied as usual. We spoke for a bit, but something felt off, like she was not her usual self, and then she stopped replying entirely. I got worried and then saw her posts on Twitter, and rushed to her house. Unfortunately, when I got there, she was not there, so I rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, I saw a completely different person. On my way there, a part of me had believed that she was still alive. And even if she was ok, I still wanted to give her a big hug and let her know that there are people who will run to her side, that the only place she can hurt herself is inside the ring.
We had plans to go on a trip together once she leaves the house, to drink together until we’re completely wasted, and to catch up over a meal soon.
When I was on Terrace House, I also received a lot of heartless comments and was deeply hurt, which many of you probably saw broadcasted. “This is just part of being on TV.” “Die.” “Get out and leave.” Lots of people said things like this to me.
But those in the public eye are still people with real feelings. Words can truly be weapons. It’s not a matter of those in the public eye having to know what they’re getting into, or being too mentally weak.
We need to get rid of the idea that you can say anything about someone just because they’re famous.
No matter how hard I grieve, she’s never coming back. I can’t see her smile. We can’t get meals together. I can’t forget what she looked like in her last moments. I was devastated to see her like that, and I still don’t wanna believe it.
Hana, we fought sometimes. But we also had lots of fun, going shopping and watching movies together. We goofed around together, and also supported one another. You looked so cool and tough when you were wrestling, but when it came to dating and romance, you were so adorable. It’s devastating to think I can never see you again. I hope you are resting easy. Please take care. No one can hurt you now. Thank you for coming into my life. I’m sorry I couldn’t help you.
Rest In Peace.
Giuseppe Durato (Peppe): Twitter Instagram
It's painful/hard to not be able to see/meet you again
Jungle Kyona: Twitter
For months I never left Hana's side if I could help it. It was tough, and it was painful. I fought by her side. I think our lives are connected, if only a little. I cheered her on to the very end, but alas.
We're going to give her a beautiful send-off. I pray that Hana's soul can rest easy. I won't forget the cherry blossoms we watched earlier this year when we walked back home.
I hope more beautiful flowers will blossom next year.
Kaori Watanabe: Instagram
Even though we didn’t live in the house at the same time, as someone who did live the same lifestyle it frustrates me to think maybe there was something I could’ve done.
I just hope you’re resting in a place filled with love and warmth.
May you Rest In Peace.
Kenji Yoshihara: Instagram
Regarding the passing away of Hana Kimura.
The people watching would probably find it odd if let this one pass by, and so would I, so here is my contribution.
To the people who drove a person to her grave, proclaiming on their high horses that she lacked resolution: try and do the same after stepping into her shoes. Although I wish that more people would start caring about people's hurt feelings without the need to step into their shoes. Love with your words. I feel as shocked as any member of Terrace House even though we never crossed paths. I'm sorry that I couldn't do anything for you while you were still with us.
As one of the people left behind I'm going to live my life, thinking long and hard about what I can do.
Hana-san, rest in peace.
Konami: Twitter
Niino Toshiyuki: Twitter
Reo Kanao: Twitter Instagram Instagram 2
I can't organize any of my thoughts.
Hana...
Something that should never have happened, has happened.
It should never have happened...
I didn't want to believe it, and didn't want to look at my phone so I left it.
I wasn't able to think about anything, and was just in a daze...
To those who contacted me, I'm sorry for worrying you all.
The unfortunate truth is that what happened cannot be changed, so I brought some flowers for Hana in her image color, pink. Hana loved the ocean, so I thought she might be here...
Hana, did you meet Yosuke?
Yosuke is the most awesome bro!
You'll definitely get along well with him.
Yosuke, you take care of her ✌︎
I can't go to where you are yet, but we'll meet again someday.
In this world... People say a lot of things about what has happened, and it's hard to know what is correct and what isn't.
But one thing I know for a fact, is that I wasn't able to protect Hana, my precious friend.
No matter how strongly I feel regret, it's not enough.
I wasn't able to protect a friend who had her whole life ahead of her.
A lot of people say things like "ignore the hate", but those who are on the receiving end of it will never, ever forget it. Those who dish it out will, though.
It's the same with bullying.
Some call it the violence of words, and that's really what it is.
When someone says something happy to you, you feel happy, right? When someone says something sad to you, you feel sad, right?
That's the truth.
What has happened can absolutely not be in vain.
My deepest condolences to Hana's family.
Thank you, Hana.
Rest in paradise, Hana.
2020.5.23
Today was the first day after quarantine that I started practicing again.
I will press on forward! Hana would be mad at me if I kept worrying about the past lol. We’ll shine for Hana
This year I picked Hana’s trademark color pink for my surfboard.
I’ll bring Hana with me to lots of different beaches!
Because she said she loves the ocean, and that she wanted to go together.
I’ll keep my promise. Definitely.
Risako Tanabe: Instagram Twitter
Ron Monroe: Instagram
I was on LINE until noon yesterday, so I was unable to respond. It's painful, but I have to say this now. I really don't want to believe it. I wonder why Hana had to leave our world. When I went to see Hana's wrestling match, I cheered Hana so much to the point that my throat became hoarse, because I was so proud of seeing Hana work so hard! I recently came up with a new cooking recipe which I wanted to eat together with her. Hana was always up for it, she was always calm no matter how spicy the food was, and I was really surprised. When Hana praised me for being cute, she would have this shy expression. It was wonderful seeing her that way. Hana would help teach me with learning Japanese and I will never forget that. I really want to say I'm sorry because there are many things I wish to say to you more quickly and clearly. I'm crying now because I'm sad that now I'm unable to do that. I believe that even if you are in a new world, there are many people who love you. I extend my condolences to her family and thank you
Ruka Nishinori: Instagram
I hate myself for not noticing Hana's SOS. I miss her. Feelings of anger and frustration endure in my heart. I'm constantly reminded of this memory of our last meeting. Hana considered other people's feelings before her own, and I loved her for that.
Ryo Tawatari: Instagram Translation
I should have given more consideration to her feeling. We could've understand each other rather than being stubborn. If I could have express my honest feelings I could have better understanding of her feelings. I should've listened to her when she needed that. If I could've focus on her good side, our relation could've fixed.
I remember time when we went out to hot spring, when you cooked me food when I was feeling down from my injuries, winning your title match, when house members booed us for renting a boring horror movie, when you came to support my basketball game.
She left this world before we fixed our relationship. Ive been trying to live my life without regretting my own action, but now I am thinking all day what would've happen if I could tell her "Hey what's up Hana? lets be friend again, lets hung out!"
I am not a celebrity or anything but just an athlete. I knew that hate comments would come when I entered the terrace house. There are people who told me to suck it up because that's the outcome of being famous. But is it really true? I am getting hate comments here and there every single day but I try to not care. But there are people who cannot do that. Every single Terrace House members see the comments and suffer from that, and everybody should understand that. I just don't understand how can people do that to someone that they've never met before. Do you think you are a perfect human being? Do you know that people are putting their best effort to live their life? You don't know the past that we've been through. Even now at this moment I still see hate comments. Just stop and have your life.
Rest in paradise Hana
Shion Suzuki: Instagram
Tupas Johnkimverlu: Instagram Translation
Upon being notified of Hana's obituary, I was at a loss for words. I felt nothing but bewilderment. I still feel this way. I am too shocked over her very sudden departure.
I remember sending her a message on LINE the first time I saw her perform. I was stunned and moved at this impressive feat.
Around two weeks ago I was saying, "I want female pro-wrestlers to be featured on Ame Talk". I wish I could have seen more of Hana's wrestling.
Our last point of contact was 1 week ago. It hurts. It really hurts.
I will never forget the strong and beautiful flower that bloomed in that ring.
May you rest easy. I'm not saying goodbye. See you again.
I pray from the bottom of my heart that your soul may rest in peace.
Tupas.
Vivi Polt: Instagram Translation
I've been (lately) watching all of the videos and photos of our memories together. That smile (remembering Hana's smile), I can't keep calm. I want to disappear from this world once. Please, someone say that all of this is just a bad dream or an episode of 13 Reasons Why (the tv show) When I wake up from this dream, I want you (Hana) to be there near my bed Come back, hug me and say "Vivi!"" again. I love you, so please do not leave me. I beg of you, please come back. Hana, I am so sorry that I could not save you.
Yume Yoshida: Instagram
Hana
I can’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it. I can’t wrap my heart around what happened.
I called and sent you a LINE as soon as I woke up yesterday but it was too late.
It kills me to know that you were feeling so hurt and keeping it to yourself and trying to deal with it alone. I couldn’t save you and your kindness and it just kills me.
Looking back all I see is your smile. You were so genuine and made everyone around you smile. You were so fierce and bright on the stage at the wrestling match.
You cooked us food, we put on face masks together, took a bath together. We had promised to go so many places together. I can’t stop crying just thinking about how I’ll never see that smile again.
Hana, you can rest now.
I will always always love you. You are loved by so many people. Thank you for everything.
May you Rest In Peace.

Panelists

Azusa Babazono (Baba-chan): Instagram story
Reina Triendl (Torichan): Instagram
Shono Hayama: Instagram
I just received the news about Hana’s passing, and I’m struggling to find a word to say to such sudden tragic news.
The thing I remember the most about Hana is her genuine, kind and loving soul, how she always cared for her friends, and how fierce she was fighting with all she’s got in pro wrestling.
I still have not been able to process this, but I’m just filled with frustration that something like this would happen.
May she Rest In Peace.
Tokui Yoshimi: Instagram
Pro wrestler Kimura Hana has passed away.
When I think about how a young person's future was lost, about the sadness of all the people who were close to her, as someone who had the opportunity to be involved in the program, I have indescribable and hopeless feelings.
When I made a huge mistake (implying his tax evasion scandal), it is understandable that I would be criticized and scolded. But Hana's situation is different. She did not do anything that would call for such outrageous criticism.
She received terrible comments from strangers who, after leaving their comments, went on with their normal lives at work and at school and out to eat.
But people who received those comments cannot live a peaceful day.
They wake up in the morning and check SNS and see hateful comments.
In the afternoon and at night before going to bed, they will read more of those comments. This may have been the life that Hana lived each day, and I imagine that she was suffering.
Death is scary for everyone.
However, when I think about the fact that her suffering drove her to choose death, I have no words.
I am asking myself whether there was something I could have done to ease her feelings.
If there is anyone out there right now suffering as well, I want you to distance yourself from social networking sites. I imagine that there is a huge difference in your feelings whether or not you see such comments.
I will do my best to accept the reality of what has happened, and I will forever remember her incredible talent and bright happiness.
The death of Hana Kimura is a real tragedy and, as a member of the Terrace House team I sincerely wonder whether I could have done more to better protected Hana in some way.
Also, I wonder whether it is possible for us all, off-line and especially also on-line, to create a kinder, more loving world in which we do not hurt and damage others, even inadvertently.
My thoughts and prayers today are with you, Hana, and with your family and friends.
Ryota Yamasato: Twitter Twitter2
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to Hana Kimura. Suddenly, I didn't know what to say and the time passed. When I thought of Mr. Kimura, I couldn't sort out the words immediately. Under such instability, I cannot understand how my own words are interpreted.
Instead, I hesitated to speak for a while. Now, I take the reality, and I strongly feel why I didn't notice the anxiety behind the fact that I was acting powerfully on the screen, or I could not do anything. We pray for the souls. -Ryota Yamazato

Opening New Doors

Aio Fukuda: Instagram
First I’d like to pray and share these photos of my favorite place Okinawa for not only Hana, but everyone who have lost their lives due to cyber bullying and bullying. May you rest and have a better afterlife and enjoy your view from above.
I have felt so many emotions and also learned from being in public eye. Before I went on television, I used to say whatever I wanted about whoever I wanted with my friends. I used to think if they don’t like it they need to just ignore the comments and move on. One thing I’ve learned from getting hateful comments from people I don’t know was that it’s a lot. Even if you thought you could handle it, once you’re in the position it’s so much harder to just ignore it than you think. Especially if you’re a weak person who hides behind a screen and sends hateful comments to people you’ve only seen on tv, you’ll never be able to endure it.
I just don’t want this to happen again.
To those of you writing stupid comments on social media, I hope you can see that you’re just a sad person if you don’t learn from this. Instead of writing dark and negative comments, why don’t you think of something positive and happy that can make someone smile a little?
Just think a little more.
Maya Kisanuki: Twitter
Mizuki Haruta: Twitter
Seina Shimabukuro: Instagram
Shunsuke Ikezoe: Instagram story
Tsubasa Sato: Instagram
My heart still hurts. I apologize that this is coming from someone who has never met her. In a state of shock, I can't think of anything else. When I think about Hana-san and the people around her, I feel very sad. I pray for Hana's soul.
Yui Tanaka: Instagram story
We’ve never met or spoke, but I just couldn’t ignore it. It has been on my mind all day since yesterday. I wondered if it’s something I can speak up about.
Criticism and talking bad about someone is not the same thing. When someone calls you ugly or tells you to die, all you can do is stay quiet. It’s hard to ignore it even when people tell you that you don’t know these people, and you’ll never meet them. Even if you were prepared for all that comes with becoming a public figure, one day something just snaps.
I feel like it’s unfair for me to speak up when it’s too late. But we need to think about it. Even in just everyday life, I want to learn from this and grow more.
May her soul Rest In Peace.
Yuudai Arai: Instagram Story

Aloha State

Anna Haneishi: Twitter
Avian Ku: Twitter
Cheri Lavoie: Instagram
Pretty much everything I endured from my experience on Terrace House was complete torture. It is such a great loss to lose a soul due to the brainwashing done to people by a painted tv Program. Your life will not be in vain #RIPHANA The best thing I got out of terrace house right here... go ahead and cyber bully me for my laughI did not watch any seasons after I was in mine because I just could not. I feel your pain Hana I did not know you but I know you so well.
Lauren Tsai: Twitter Translation
It's truly a tragedy. Hana Kimura's heart has left this world. RIP.
Our world is connected with our words and our actions, one by one. Those who write hateful comments are cowards. How do you live like this? A world built on hate will surely collapse. Our purpose in this world is to love one another.
Chikako Fukuyama: Instagram story
Yusuke Aizawa (Eden Kai): Twitter

Boys & Girls In The City

Arisa Ohata: Instagram story
Kurumi Nakada: Twitter
Momoko Mitsunaga: Instagram story
Minori Nakada: Twitter
This is a clip from detective Conan, someone below translated/interpreted it, it is basically saying, that words can hurt people and cannot be taken back.
Riko Nagai (Rikopin): Instagram story

Boys x Girls Next Door

Frankie Chi: Instagram story
Michiko Yamanaka: Instagram
Midori Takechi: Instagram story Instagram story English
Momoko Takeuchi (Chanmomo, Momo-chan): Twitter Twitter
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2020.05.21 13:02 ameliafx02 ALTERNATE HISTORY/STORY: The Beginning of Kim Yo-jong's Reign

KIM'S SISTER COMES FOR REVENGE
The date was May 29, 2020. Kim Yo-jong was enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home with her family, an extremely rare event in her demanding and irrepressible job but a very welcoming one. She has not seen her husband for months, and her children were on a short break from school, for the first time in a long time, they were all together for a day. From a young age, Kim Yo-jong was always seen as one of her father's favorites, and with a bright interest in politics, her father began raising her up the stakes for leadership at the young age of 12. Her father however, always reminded her that she would never be able to lead Korea, and that her goal in life was to support the Kim Dynasty for the coming decades. She always wondered what her father would think of her brother's changes to the country, with his luxurious casinos and resorts, like his iconic resort in Wonsan.
Kim Yo-jong's family time soon was cut short, when the news of her brother's death rapidly spread across the country. She was one of the first to learn about it, and this would influence the course of her next few days...as the new Supreme Leader of the DPRK.
Immediately, Kim contacted the heads of the State Security Bureau and the Chollima Security Group, both of which are incredibly loyal to the Kim Family, and which she had helped establish and organize. She explained that she was the only suitable heir of the Kim family, and with her high ranking roles as well as her presence within the revered Paektu Bloodline, Kim Jong-un’s sister has now taken the reigns of over 600,000 highly trained and combat-ready soldiers all of which were incredibly loyal to her family. They were all still affiliated within the core Korean People’s Army, yet so very loyal to the Kims. However, what would follow would become one of the bloodiest and brutal purges in Korea’s history. On Supreme Leader Kim Yo-jong’s orders, the SSB and Chollima Group were given one goal: Ensure that the Kim Family Rule is never challenged again.…
Throughout Pyongyang, a very similar scene would play out repeatedly for days, especially within the grasps of the newly thriving elites: the wealthy and rich were pulled from their homes en masse, under the accusations of being foreign collaborators, traitors and spies. The Chollima Group proved especially useful at arresting multiple Korean generals, one of which was discovered to have stored a huge supply of weapons cache at a seclusive home. In total numbers, more than 1,500 members of the Korean elites were arrested, with some of them being executed and the majority, along with their families sentenced to life in gulags. Furthermore, the SSB tracked down and arrested entire families of the peasants who supported the failed coup. Among 500 detained individuals were being kept outside Pyongyang, constantly under probation 24 hours a day without rest, and were being starved to death. These some 500 individuals consisted of family members of the detained victims, of the impending purge.
With the mass arrests ongoing, various members of Kim Jong-un’s cabinet, and especially the Politburo were also detained, under the accusation of attempted assassination of the Supreme Leader herself. As a result, 45 members of the Politburo were indefinitely arrested and immediately executed by the SSB by mortar fire, their bodies buried in a mass grave. The Chollima Group was then dispatched to arrest Premier Choe Ryong-hae and Secretary of Defense No Kwang-chol. A brief resistance was orchestrated by the guards of Choe Ryong- hae, however they were instantly deposed by the highly-trained operators of the Chollima Group. Lastly, on orders given by the Supreme Leader, the SSB arrested every living member of General O Se-uk's family. Officially they were all due for execution, however for the meantime, Kim Yo-jong ordered them to be held alive, captive in an undisclosed location.
AFTERMATH
The Supreme Leader eventually took total control of Kim Jong-un's private army, effectively controlling a large sum of the country by capitalizing on many of the nation's soldiers' loyalty to the Kim family. She used them to orchestrate an all-out purge of officials, including many generals, the Secretary of Defense and many members of Kim Jong-un’s inner circle. As Head Director of the Department of Propaganda and Agitations, she has managed to compose a narrative, which outlined the attempted coup was a betrayal by Kim Jong-un's allies being funded by imperialists.
Following Kim Yo-jong's complete dominion over the regime came two orders:
- Prepare a mandatory nationwide broadcast
- Prepare the government for further reforms, in order to build upon those of the late Kim Jong-un
NATIONWIDE BROADCAST
A month after the death of her brother, Kim Yo-jong addressed the Korean people at Kim Il-sung Square. Dressed in full military uniform with a WPK pin, she addressed the DPRK for the very first time. Behind her stood 2 MiG-29 fighter jets, which had their engines turned towards the camera, and several flagpoles stood behind the jets. Forcing the nation to tune in, the nation stood at ease, either gathering around in Kim Il-sung Square to watch, or at their own homes. For about an hour, Kim Yo-jong addressed the nation, lamenting the loss of her brother, praising his achievements and the benefits Korea had seen in the last 9 years. The speech was full of hope and heartfeltness, however it also became very clear : Kim had proclaimed herself to be the most powerful person in Korea, and she refused to accept anybody else. Additionally, she condemned the nation's traitors, declaring them and their families to be enemies of humanity, who simply wished to fill their pockets with imperialist money. After about an hour, Kim announced a 5 minute intermission to her speech, and promised the Hermit State that she would punish the criminals for their wicked deeds.
5 MINUTES LATER
After a brief intermission, the broadcast resumed, with a now very different setup. This time, the podium and flags around the Supreme Leader were gone, and what came next greatly shocked the nation. On each flagpole were General O Se-uk, his wife and 3 children tied to the several flagpoles behind each jet.
"Korea is a lawful nation, and an orderly nation. There cannot be peace, without law and order. When one commits a crime, they must be prepared to face the consequences. These despicable human scums have no space in our glorious country. These consequences can and will extend as far as our family and friends, and it is my firm belief that without punishment, the common criminal will never learn. So for those who may choose to defy the People of Korea, and for those of you who wish to oppose me, let this be a lesson."
Stepping into view, a soldier stood behind Kim, wielding a prototype of the new PYI-1 assault rifle.
"No crime will ever go unpunished, and Juche will live on for eternity. General O Se-uk's punishment will be to suffer as the nation of Korea has suffered, and to mourn as the nation has mourned. He will walk away a free man under heavy probation once his punishment has reached completion, but he will be restricted to live in Pyongyang for eternity. I look forward to serving our nation as its new leader. Glory to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and its Comrades."
And with that being said, the broadcast was over. For the most part.
In a few auditoriums throughout the country, the high ranking officials were forced to sit through a brutal extended broadcast, exclusive to the elites brought up by Kim herself.
"Hand over the rifle", said Kim, as she took the valiant soldier's weapon and addressed the camera one last time.
"If you remain loyal, I will lead you to glory forever. If you defy me, I will destroy your life and everything you have lived for. Guard, untie the General and make him face his family. He will learn to never defy me. Today, he will never see his family ever again. As he has made a living bemoaning out of me, I will do the same."
Kim then opened fire on the family mercilessly and relentlessly with her assault rifle. The first to be executed was General O Se-uk's youngest daughter, causing the general and his wife to scream in horror, attempting to break free in vain. Next were his two eldest sons, and finally his wife.
With O Se-uk's entire family killed, Kim angrily scolded,
"General O Se-uk, I am demoting you to private, and you will report for duty first thing tomorrow. You are dismissed, Private O Se-uk. The rest of you will meet a much worse fate if you defy me."
END BROADCAST
As the broadcast ended, the elites all around the country stood shocked and horrified, and in under two months Kim had purged many more elites, and anyone under opposition were all killed. The rest remained traumatized and complied with the ruthless female tyrant. The rest of the outside world would never discover the horrific acts Kim Yo-jong had committed against her own people, until several months later.
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2020.05.04 15:54 pointsnorth1 In 1992 the body of Yvonne Fitt was found in woodland. Nine years later, the body of Leanne Tiernan was found 100 metres away. Are the murders connected? [Unresolved Crime]

The murders of Leanne and Yvonne are local to me and I've been meaning to do a write-up for some time. I've included my sources at the end for those who are interested, including the link to the 1992 episode of Crimewatch which provides lots of detail about Yvonne's murder.
I'm not great at formatting so apologies if my text is a pain to read.
The Discovery
On the 12th of September 1992 a man parked his car at Warren Point, a spot overlooking Lindley Wood reservoir, North Yorkshire. The woods and reservoir are a well-known local beauty spot, although less visited than the honeypots of the Yorkshire Dales, and the man had come to forage for wild mushrooms along the footpaths that run through the trees. After searching in vain for 15 minutes the man turned back towards the car park. It was then that he made a gruesome discovery – the badly decomposed body of a 32 year old woman, Yvonne Annesta Fitt, lying in a natural hollow by the path, covered with a thin canopy of branches and soil.
Reports regarding the time of Yvonne’s death are conflicting and often confusing. A report in the Yorkshire Evening Post stated that the body had been in the woods for 2 months; the Bradford newspaper Telegraph and Argus reported that an inquest held in February 1993 found Yvonne was likely murdered in July 1992, but also states that her body was thought to have been in the woods for 4 months – perhaps a typo, as this would mean Yvonne was murdered before July. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Yvonne’s body was so decomposed it took scientists 5 days to establish the cause of death; an episode of Crimewatch broadcast by the BBC in November 1992, however, stated that Yvonne had visible stab wounds to the chest and back, suggesting that police knew from the outset that she had been murdered despite the level of decomposition. It took police 2 weeks to identify the body as Yvonne. Whilst there is some confusion around the length of time she had been in the woods, West Yorkshire police confirmed in 2019 that ‘it is thought that she had been dead for some time’.
Yvonne’s life and background
Yvonne was born in Leeds into a large Caribbean family. She had six siblings and was reportedly close to her family until her death. Yvonne became involved in sex work in her early twenties, becoming a familiar face in red light districts in Leeds and Bradford. Leeds and Bradford are two of the largest cities in Yorkshire and lie only a short distance from each other, so it would not have been unusual for Yvonne to have links to both areas. Yvonne’s mother Ena confronted her daughter about her involvement in street prostitution, but Yvonne denied the rumours. Ena did not believe Yvonne but she stuck by her daughter: ‘I don’t say that I like what she did or nothing, but it was Yvonne’s life and everybody choose the way of life they want. And nobody had no right taking her life. It was hers.’ According to Ena Yvonne visited every couple of months and always brought flowers, even though Ena told her daughter not to spend her money on gifts. Ena died in March 2018, never knowing who was responsible for Yvonne’s murder. Yvonne had a daughter, Leonie, who was 11 at the time of her death. Leonie did not live with her mother, but Yvonne had promised to find a bigger flat so they could be together.
From December 1991 Yvonne’s life became increasingly chaotic. Ingrid Cannon was a Police Constable working in Manningham, Bradford’s red light area, who was familiar with the women working on the streets. She described Yvonne as bubbly and fun-loving, but said that she got the impression Yvonne was putting up a brave front and that she ‘didn’t really want to work in the red light area – she was working there to provide herself the means to live’. There were several reasons Yvonne would have needed the quick money that street prostitution provided. Yvonne typically lived with friends for 2-3 weeks at a time, staying in red light areas in Manningham (Bradford) and Harehills (Leeds) before moving on, and in December 1991 she moved into the flat of a friend, Alison Drake-Lewis, in one of Leeds’s red light areas in Chapeltown. Alison reported that Yvonne was ‘very nervous, very on edge’ because she owed money to someone in Bradford, and was afraid that they would find her and hurt her. Yvonne’s addiction to crack cocaine had also worsened, meaning that it would have been difficult for her to leave street prostitution. The last confirmed sighting of Yvonne was on the 16th of January 1992 at the Department of Social Security Offices in Bradford.
There is, however, some confusion regarding the date Yvonne was last seen alive. Although police claim that Yvonne was last seen in January 1992, the 1992 Crimewatch episode featured interviews with friends and acquaintances who report seeing Yvonne after this date. On an unspecified date in May she was reportedly seen at the Duncan pub in central Leeds (still open today as a Sam Smiths pub with cheap beer and Leeds United paraphernalia) by a barmaid named Gayle or Gail, who claimed to have been ‘best mates’ with Yvonne. Gayle/Gail claimed that Yvonne had no money, and was depressed and out of sorts. Gayle/Gail stated that she was ‘very shocked, it wasn’t the Yvonne that I knew’. Yvonne reportedly left the pub at around 7pm, but returned at 10.15pm in the company of a man described by Gayle/Gail as very smartly dressed and chubby, about 5’5 with white-grey hair. She stated that Yvonne was ‘completely different to what she was earlier – she was laughing, she was joking’, and that she had never seen the man since. The Crimewatch episode also states that Yvonne was seen again with the same man in July, although no further details of this sighting are provided. PC Ingrid Cannon stated that she saw Yvonne walking along Bertram Road in Bradford ‘some time between June and September…scurrying along, a little bit like a frightened rabbit really, like she didn’t want to be seen’. She said she was surprised to see Yvonne, as she hadn’t seen her for some time. An anonymous caller told police that she had seen Yvonne being bundled into a green van on Bertram Road, but police are unsure whether the call was genuine.
It is unclear why these later sightings are not included by police in their official timeline of events; it could be that the sightings could not be corroborated, or witnesses were thought to be unreliable. What is certain is that there are no confirmed or unconfirmed sightings of Yvonne between January and May 1992, and police have appealed for information about Yvonne’s whereabouts during this period. Given Yvonne’s strange behaviour in later sightings at the Duncan pub and on Bertram Road, it seems possible that she was in an abusive relationship or being held captive during this period (police have also stated that they believe Yvonne was kept alive for some time before her death). The man allegedly seen with Yvonne in the Duncan pub in May has never been identified, and is not clear what role (if any) he played in her disappearance and death. An anonymous caller also contacted Crimewatch in 1992 and gave the name of someone they believe to have been involved in the murder; it is unclear whether this is the same person who called to report seeing Yvonne being bundled into a green van. Police launched a fresh appeal for information in 2019 and asked the anonymous caller to contact them again, but there has been no new information.
There is a question as to how Ingrid Cannon’s sighting of Yvonne ‘between June and September’ fits with Yvonne’s body being in the woods for around 2 months at the time of her death. If Ingrid’s sighting of Yvonne was genuine and not a case of mistaken identity, it would suggest that Ingrid must have seen Yvonne in June or early July. This would fit with the findings of the inquest, which found that Yvonne was most likely killed in July 1992.
Suspects
The investigation into Yvonne’s murder soon hit a dead end. The inquest in February 1993 heard that three people were arrested but soon released due to insufficient evidence. The Telegraph and Argus reported that a 32 year old woman was arrested and questioned in December 1992 but was released without charges – it is unclear whether the woman was one of the three mentioned at the inquest.
For years, the trail went cold. Police expressed an interest in the man allegedly seen with Yvonne in the Duncan pub, but no further information came to light. In 2000 and 2010, though, interest in Yvonne’s case began to pick up again as two possible suspects emerged, both of them high-profile killers who had been imprisoned for the murders and sexual assaults of multiple women in the Leeds-Bradford area; John Taylor and Stephen Griffiths.
John Taylor
In 2001 West Yorkshire police arrested a 56 year old parcel delivery driver from Bramley, Leeds, on suspicion of murdering 13 year old schoolgirl Leanne Tiernan. Leanne had vanished on the 26th November 2000 after getting off the bus close to her home at 4.50pm; West Yorkshire police responded with one of the biggest missing person searches in the force’s history, conducting more than 1400 house to house searches, scouring 800 sheds and combing through 150 business premises. Police drained 2 miles of the canal that ran close to Leanne’s home and halted bin collections to conduct searches. The search began to narrow to an area of wooded scrubland known as Houghley Gill that ran behind the estate where Leanne lived; two witnesses reported hearing a scream coming from the area, and on the 4th December 2000 police released a photofit of a man who had been seen walking his dog along Houghley Gill shortly before Leanne disappeared. The photofit would later prove to be a good likeness of John Taylor. Although clues appeared to be pointing to Houghley Gill, police found no trace of a body or a struggle, and the trail went cold.
On the 20th of August 2001, a dog-walker named Mark Bisson made a horrific discovery. Eight months after her disappearance, Leanne’s body was found wrapped inside nine green plastic bin bags tied with twine. A black bin bag had been placed over her head and fastened with a dog collar, and the body had been wrapped in a flowery duvet. She had been strangled with a plastic cable tie, and forensic examination showed that her body had been kept in cold storage for up to two weeks before it was discovered. Although there was no forensic evidence of a sexual assault, the position of Leanne’s underwear, and the absence of her jacket and boots (which have never been found) were thought to reveal a sexual motive.
There are significant differences between the murder of Yvonne and Leanne; Yvonne was stabbed to death whilst Leanne was strangled; no attempt had been made to wrap Yvonne’s body, whilst Leanne’s body had been concealed in binbags and a duvet. However, there was also a discomforting similarity: Leanne’s body was discovered barely a hundred metres away from where Yvonne’s body was found in Lindley Woods, 9 years earlier.
The case for:
The case for John Taylor rests largely on the proximity of Yvonne’s and Leanne’s bodies. How likely is it that two killers would have dumped two victims in the same woods, only a hundred metres apart? Lindley Woods is within easy driving distance of Leeds and Bradford and well-known locally as a beauty spot, so it is theoretically possible that two different individuals could have been drawn to the woods as an easily accessible dumping ground - however, the woods are not so busy as the more famous walking routes of the Yorkshire Dales, making the chances of two killers operating within a hundred metres of one another seem less likely. West Yorkshire police were quick to make the connection with Leanne’s murder; four cold cases were reopened in the area after Taylor’s arrest and conviction, three of them dating back to the 1990s (a woman was recently arrested as a suspect in one of these cases). Yvonne Fitt was among them. Detective Superintendent Chris Gregg maintained prior to Taylor’s arrest that the killer had not chosen Lindley Woods at random: ‘Why these locations? We suggest Leanne's body has not been left in Lindley Wood at random. The person will be familiar with that location.’ It is possible that this familiarity with Lindley Woods was the result of Taylor having used the location previously as a dump site.
A further reason to suspect Taylor is the likelihood that he has more victims; after his conviction for Leanne’s murder, Taylor was convicted for two violent rapes committed during the late 80s on the housing estate where he lived. Police stated that ‘we are still concerned that there may be other victims and families who have been affected by Taylor’s actions’, and police in Glasgow have re-opened five cold murder cases and one case of attempted murder after learning that he had frequently visited the city during the 1990s (one case has since been solved). West Yorkshire police were also troubled by a diamante necklace found in Taylor’s car, which has never been linked to a known victim. This picture may suggest that Taylor progressed from rape in the late 1980s to murder in the 1990s; Yvonne’s murder would fit within this timeline.
One detail that may also suggest Taylor as the prime suspect for Yvonne’s murder is the fact that he is known to have murdered Leanne some time before dumping her body at Lindley Woods. In one of the cold cases that was re-opened in West Yorkshire in connection with Taylor, the 1996 murder of Deborah Alison Wood, the body was found to have been kept in cold storage for some time before it was found on fire, wrapped in bin bags and bedding, near Burley Park station in Leeds. Yvonne was also believed to have been kept alive for some time before she was murdered, and her murder may fit what we know of Taylor’s MO.
The case against
The primary objection to Taylor as a suspect is the fact that Yvonne was stabbed to death whilst Leanne was strangled; Leanne’s body was also wrapped in binbags and a duvet, similarly to Deborah Wood (a possible victim of Taylor’s, and the one who most closely matches Leanne in the way she was killed), whilst Yvonne’s body was not wrapped. Police have never stated that Yvonne’s body was kept in cold storage, unlike the bodies of Deborah and Leanne. However, Yvonne’s murder predates those of Deborah and Leanne, and it is possible that Taylor did not own a freezer at the time of Yvonne’s death and that he developed the method of wrapping the bodies in binbags and bedding as time went on.
Stephen Griffiths
On the 24th May 2010, Peter Gee, the caretaker of Soho Mills in Bradford, was conducting a routine CCTV check when he came across something chilling. The film, recorded two days earlier, showed 36 year old Suzanne Blamires running from flat 33, pursued by 40 year old Stephen Griffiths who was holding a crossbow. He wrestled Suzanne to the floor, shot her twice in the head at point-blank range, and dragged her body into the flat. Over the next few hours Griffiths appeared again on CCTV; approaching the camera with the crossbow held aloft and giving the finger, and then emerging from the flat carrying black binbags. Gee called the police, and Stephen Griffiths was arrested the same day. After his arrest, Griffiths told police ‘I’ve done loads’.
Searches of Griffith’s flat led the police to Griffith’s computer and images of 31 year old Shelley Armitage, who had vanished in April 2010. Griffiths was also quickly linked to the disappearance of 43 year old Susan Rushworth in June 2009. On the 25th of May 2010 human tissue was found in the River Aire in Shipley, Bradford, and was confirmed to be Suzanne Blamires. Further remains found in the river were later identified as Shelley Armitage’s. The remains of Susan Rushworth were never located, but Griffiths pled guilty to all three murders in court. During the trial, Griffiths claimed to have cooked and eaten parts of the womens’ bodies, earning him the nickname ‘the crossbow cannibal’ which was heavily reported in the press.
During and after his arrest Griffiths claimed repeatedly to have killed more women. There is a curious gap between the murder of Susan Rushworth and Shelley Armitage, and Griffiths is known to have approached other women who refused to come to his flat or were able to make quick escapes. Griffiths is known to have been obsessed with serial killing: he had been arrested and sentenced for three years for a knife attack on a supermarket manager at the age of 17, and psychiatrists had warned at the time that he had fantasies of becoming a serial killer. At the time of his arrest Griffiths was enrolled in a PhD in criminology at the University of Bradford, researching his thesis on serial murder during Bradford’s industrial heyday. Griffiths was reported to have lived at Soho Mills for around 15 years; a woman named Caroline Creevy was murdered by Kenneth Valentine in the complex in October 1996, shortly after Griffiths moved in, and there has been speculation that Griffiths was fascinated by the crime. Police had long harboured suspicions about Griffiths but lacked the evidence to act; after Griffiths was seen reading books about dismemberment (books which could feasibly have been linked to his PhD studies, but which discomforted police), West Yorkshire police contacted the housing association that ran Soho Mills (renamed Holmfield Court after the murder of Caroline Creevy). The housing association took the unusual step of installing a better CCTV system in case of an incident, a move that proved startlingly prescient.
The case for
Like Taylor, Griffiths is thought to have more victims; police did not think Griffiths was bluffing when he remarked that he had ‘done loads’ of women, quickly re-opening a string of unsolved murders stretching from Bradford to Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Yvonne Fitt was swiftly identified as a possible victim of Griffiths; Yvonne had lived in Bradford and was known to work in Manningham, close to Griffiths’s flat, and Griffiths was known to target sex workers in Manningham who were addicted to drugs. Griffiths would have been 22 in 1992 and out of prison; Yvonne could therefore fit the timeframe as an early victim.
Whilst there is a large gap between the murder of Yvonne and the killings in 2009 – 2010, this does not discount Griffiths as a suspect considering the police’s belief that he may have more than three victims.
The case against
The circumstances of Yvonne’s death do not necessarily fit with the murders known to have been committed by Griffiths: at trial, Griffiths made much of his tendency to dismember his victims and dump their bodies in water, but Yvonne’s body was found intact and buried in woodland.
Yvonne was likely kept alive for some time before her death, whilst Griffiths killed the women shortly after they entered his flat. If Yvonne was an early victim, however, it is possible that Griffiths’s MO changed over time.
The man in the Duncan/the unnamed suspect
Neither Taylor nor Griffiths fit the description of the man reportedly seen with Yvonne in the Duncan in May 1992 – although it is by no means certain that the man is connected with Yvonne’s murder, police have stated that they are searching for the man’s identity. The suspect named by the anonymous caller to Crimewatch in 1992 has never been identified.
If I had to guess I'd say John Taylor is the most likely suspect; I keep coming back to the likelihood of two bodies being found in the same patch of woodland. However, the fact that Taylor would have left a 9 year gap and returned only once to the same dump site seems unlikely; could there be more bodies buried in Lindley Wood, or is it truly a coincidence that two killers dumped bodies in exactly the same spot 9 years apart?
Sources
Police appeal for information from 2019
Yorkshire Evening Post report from 2010
Telegraph and Argus report from 2018
Crimewatch episode from November 1992 - the section on Yvonne's murder begins around 1hr 48 mins
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2020.04.30 11:29 thecambridgegeek Audio Drama/Fiction/RPG Debuts - April 2020

I've got what I think is a mostly exhaustive list of the new audio series that came out this month, which may be of interest to those looking for new shows. See below. Anyone want to tell me any I've missed, and I'll update it? (Note, "new" here means that the Ep1 of the RSS feed was released, or a previously non-fiction feed started producing fiction.) Listened to any of them that you would recommend?
4/1: Quarantine Quest (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://twitter.com/southwellstylez
Synopsis: Hi. I'm Cameron Southwell. I am not a real person. This is not a real podcast. Quarantine Quest tells the story of a world on lock-down, where tiny isolated communities have been encapsulated in their own pockets of reality causing them to diverge from what was once recognized as reality, and of the overseers who try in vain to keep this system intact despite its inevitable failure. Quarantine Quest also tells my story, as the author, as I try to put this together and reach out from the isolation of disability and social anxiety to share what I've been working on. Think of this as spoken word concept album trying to both tell a story and make a point. There are two kinds of episodes: A Sides to cover the main body of work and B Sides. A Sides are longer episodes of about an hour, released monthly, in which I tell a story about the world of Quarantine Quest. Usually they will be created using a game or specific writing technique. The episodes will function as individual songs or stories that weave together to create the larger fabric of the plot and themes of the world of Quarantine Quest. They will also often function as actual plays or demonstrations of whatever game or technique I am using. B Sides are shorter episodes, released haphazardly, usually 10-15 minutes long and represent divergence from the narrative. Some will be readings from across the universe, some will be thoughts from my tiny hidey hole, some will be commentary or discussion of the ongoing narrative. If I get questions, these will also be Q&As eventually. They will also probably discuss writing and coping in isolation. I'm Cameron Southwell. I'm not a real person. This is not a real podcast. Thank you for listening.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/quarantine-quest

4/1: Roll Charisma (RPG - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://roll-charisma.simplecast.com/
Synopsis: A fun actual play storytelling podcast for shameless nerds. Our current campaign, Moonlighters, is about fixers for hire in New York's secret supernatural community. Think a mash-up of shows like Stranger Things, The Wire, and Broad City, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from us.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/NcTmCsic

4/1: Strnge Trns.mssns from the Retrofuture (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/953683.rss
Synopsis: Strnge Trns.mssns from the Retrofuture is a linear fictional audio drama formed in style by a love of the radio dramas of old. With a combination of 'found footage' and narration, it catalogues an adventure that begins in the year 2117, and expounds upon the integrated backstory of our business, Antimtr.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/953683.rss

4/1: The Anansi Chronicles (Fiction - Fantasy)
Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/975358
Synopsis: Narrated by History itself, the Anansi Chronicles tells the forgotten stories of the supernatural creatures brought to the ‘New World’ as a result of the awful slave trade. It is an Afro-centric fantastical history.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/975358.rss

4/2: Ignore City (Dramatised - Musical)
Site: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhdLAJVe\_bs5-Shz\_U4Gn63s7aMgCQMW5
Synopsis: Ignore City' is an audio drama rock musical with original songs by The Shake Ups! In a post-apocalyptic future where technology has been outlawed, Deban Rimpa, a scrappy bike messenger, befriends a sentient robot head named Saner 0805. She embarks on an intrepid adventure through Ignore City to save civilization before government agents catch up with her.

4/2: Malice Corp (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: http://malice-corp.com/
Synopsis: Some of your Malice Cast favorites and some new friends come together to play some of your favorite table top RPGs. Series 1 - The DeVecna Code.
RSS Feed: http://malice-corp.com/feed/malice_corp_actual_play/

4/2: Neurominded Presents (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://neuromindedpresents.podbean.com
Synopsis: A cosmic anthology of series and one offs.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/neuromindedpresents/feed.xml

4/2: The Odyssey (Dramatised - Adaptation)
Site: https://www.weplayers.org/odyssey-audio-drama
Synopsis: Welcome aboard The Odyssey Audio Drama! We Players originally performed The Odyssey in late 2011, voyaging with our audiences in the waters of San Francisco Bay aboard the historic scow schooner Alma. We sailed past the sirens, we anchored off Angel Island, we feasted on cheese and olives and bread aboard the ship, we sang sea chanteys, and we awakened the muse of these ancient tales! Here on our virtual ocean, imagine that salt spray and sea breeze, the splash of the waves against the wooden hull and the creaks and groans of the rigging. The voyage begins again.
RSS Feed: http://www.weplayers.org/odyssey-audio-drama-episodes?format=rss

4/3: The Mistholme Museum of Mystery, Morbidity, and Mortality (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://thatsnotcanon.com/themistholmemuseumpodcast/
Synopsis: Hello, and welcome to the Mistholme Museum of Mystery, Morbidity, and Mortality. This Audio Tour Guide is aware that this is your first visit to the museum! On behalf of the Museum: Welcome! It’s a pleasure to have you with us here today. The Audio Tour Guide will be your window into the history of the museum and its exhibits today. If you would like an introduction to how the museum works, please continue breathing normally. Fantastic!
RSS Feed: https://thatsnotcanon.com/themistholmemuseumpodcast?format=rss

4/4: Earth Under Gold (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: http://earthundergold.com/
Synopsis: A sci-fi audio drama brewed for the end times, Earth under Gold follows several unlucky humans through the final days of the Golden occupation. In 2033, the Golden -- an alien force composed of six gargantuan birdlike beings -- descended from the heavens and promptly decimated our species. After the slaughter, the Golden corralled the survivors into sprawling refugee camps. Flash forward fifty years -- those camps are now thriving city-states, the leaders of which are eager to assert dominance in a newly opened world. As the Golden begin their exodus, the human race ambles toward a familiar crossroads. Can it find a new way? Will our species free itself from its torturous patterns?
RSS Feed: https://earthundergold.libsyn.com/rss

4/4: McKinney Can't Write (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://anchor.fm/mckinneycantwrite/
Synopsis: So just what is McKinney Can't Write? It's a mess, to be honest, but a fun one. It's a place where you can find science fiction audio dramas one week or urban fantasy serials the next. It's a place to dip a toe, or dunk a head, into strange tales. More than anything, it's a place to take a break from reality. Not forever, but a little, at least. So why not hit play and check out what McKinney Can't Write has to offer.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1b74ab74/podcast/rss

4/4: Through These Eyes (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://audioboom.com/channels/5020037
Synopsis: Through These Eyes is a monthly, bite-sized audio drama featuring various short-story fiction. From thrillers to horror to everything in-between, we aim to make your drive home just a little bit better.
RSS Feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/5020037.rss

4/5: Ben and Sophie: Woby's Secret (Dramatised - Children)
Site: https://www.spokenmovieproject.com/
Synopsis: "Ben and Sophie - Woby's Secret" is the story of two third-graders skilled at investigating all the secrets their world holds.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/spokenmovieproject-benandsophie/

4/5: Margaret Moves to Mars (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://play.acast.com/s/margaret-moves-to-mars
Synopsis: A fictional sci-fi/comedy about a girl named Margaret, who after a bad break-up moves to the Australian colony on Mars hoping for a fresh start. Upon arrival she quickly realises that Mars isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The air’s a bit thin, the water’s a bit dry and the only food is potato. But with no desire to head home, Margaret makes the most of a bad situation gaining a job as the Chief Advisor for the highly inept Mayor of Mars.
RSS Feed: https://rss.acast.com/margaret-moves-to-mars

4/5: Omegaman (Dramatised - Superhero)
Site: https://omegamanpodcast.com/
Synopsis: Omegaman is set in an alternate reality of the United States where in 2008, a real life superhero appeared: Omegaman. The story begins in 2019 centered on a reporter visiting a prison specially designed to house supervillains. Her assignment? To interview some of the more prominent villains (some super powered and some not) about their first encounters with Omegaman, in search of uncovering a secret conspiracy.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/omegaman/

4/5: Sick and Twisted Stories - Dark Tales from the 21st Century (Fiction - Horror)
Site: https://anchor.fm/james-m2
Synopsis: Drawing inspiration from the Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, Sick and Twisted Stories offers a series of dark, disturbing, and tragic tales about the darker side of life in the 21st Century.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/166e7718/podcast/rss

4/5: StoneKeep (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://stonekeeppodcast.podbean.com
Synopsis: When Caleb accompanies his father to work at the CDC, he thinks his dad has a pretty boring job. But when the alarm goes off and the facility goes into lock down, he learns that first impressions can be deceiving.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/stonekeeppodcast/feed.xml

4/5: The Ponith Series (Fiction - Fantasy)
Site: https://theponithseries.buzzsprout.com/892135
Synopsis: The Ponith Series Podcast - A YA Fantasy storytelling novel series. Follow along with the story series that has portals, magic, fantasy creatures, fighting, love, and much more.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/892135.rss

4/5: Wombwell Thespians (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Site: https://anchor.fm/wombwell-thespians/
Synopsis: Amongst other things this will contain radio play style audio performances produced by members of the Wombwell Thespians Amateur Dramatics Society.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1a870b6c/podcast/rss

4/6: A Place Called Fairneck (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://www.fairneckpodcast.com/
Synopsis: A clever teenage journalist comically recounts the events that lead to a beloved member of her community tragically dying in a freak, plague-related accident the week before Passover. Think Sliding Doors in a modern orthodox North Jersey community.
RSS Feed: https://aplacecalledfairneck.libsyn.com/aplacecalledfairneck

4/6: Conversations (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Site: https://www.facebook.com/OJ-Scriptwriting-106185034262166/
Synopsis: Several groups of people having dinner discuss their issues and wonders. They are unaware of how their conversations affect those around them.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/912418.rss

4/6: I Want Everything (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/963307
Synopsis: I Want Everything is a six-part, full cast dramatisation comedy drama by Tom Manly. Two young strangers appear in a dimensionless void. They learn from their unwilling and flatulent guide that they have been summoned to undertake The Bidding. The Bidding is a difficult, no, nearly impossible task. The most likely outcome for the summoned is death ... but completing The Bidding is their only way home. What is the curious purpose of these quests? Who are the mysterious Stewards who oversee the process? What ancient prophesies drive a conflict that threatens to engulf our heroes and the vast Hachne Empire? What happens when a Giant meets a social influencer and why does everyone dream that someone else has taken their spoon!?
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/963307.rss

4/6: JWF: Monday Night Ignition (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://jwfignition.captivate.fm/
Synopsis: JWF: Monday Night Ignition is the only place where you can see the storylines and storylines of Birmingham, Alabama's premier wrestling organization, the JWF! Founded by Captain Tibbs in 19??, the JWF features some of the greatest stars of tomorrow, but today! From the Hammer Man to The Lumberjack, JWF features some of the hottest talent that the Yellowhammer State has to offer!
RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/jwfignition/

4/6: Light Hearts (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://lightheartspod.carrd.co/
Synopsis: Running a business is hard. Running a business alone in an old, haunted building is even harder. Janine didn’t know what she was getting herself into when she opened Prism - but with the help of Ryan (an astronomy professor with a useful knack) and Kale (an artist with a mind for marketing), she manages to stay aloft. Light Hearts follows the daily shenanigans of serving Prism’s customers, solving strange problems, and wrangling the occasional unexpected patron.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/light-hearts

4/6: Pete's Paranormal Universe (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: http://www.ckmombourquette.com/ppu/
Synopsis: Stranded in the distant world of tomorrow, Pete Schwartz struggles on, exploring the convoluted secrets of…PETE’S PARANORMAL UNIVERSE - where the paranormal is normal.
RSS Feed: http://ckmombourquette.squarespace.com/ppu?format=rss

4/6: What Comes After (RPG - Post-apocalypse)
Site: https://anchor.fm/whatcomesafter
Synopsis: The world as we know it ended in the mid 1980s, when billions of people died at once. 5 years later, 4 survivors discover that everything is about to change again. A Genesys RPG Actual Play Podcast.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/13d35014/podcast/rss

4/7: Almost Heroes (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://www.dungeonsco.com/podcast/
Synopsis: A “mostly” 5th Edition D&D Story.
RSS Feed: https://www.dungeonsco.com/podcast?format=rss

4/7: Bleach (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://www.danirelandreeves.co.uk/bleachpodplay
Synopsis: Adapted from the award-winning stage play; Bleach is a story of sex, violence and city-living. Tyler Everett sells his body to hungry punters on a nightly basis. But on a regular working night, things are about to spiral out of control leaving Tyler questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/991045.rss

4/7: Covid39 (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://thesevensages.com/covid39
Synopsis: Twenty years after Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, a man and a woman who were quarantined together as kids question the validity of their current romantic relationship. They salvage audio recordings left by their parents during the pandemic, our present, to come to terms with their trauma. This is a fictional audio drama that points out the humanity of our fateful present and examines the future we are helping to create for our children.
RSS Feed: http://thesevensages.com/covid39?format=rss

4/7: Null/Void (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Site: https://pocpodcasting.wixsite.com/pocpn/nullvoid
Synopsis: Null/Void is a science fiction audio drama about a young woman, Piper Lee, whose life is saved by a mysterious voice named Adelaide. Piper soon uncovers a malicious plot by a monopoly of a tech company and must work with her friends and an unusual ally to help foil their deadly plot.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/null-void

4/7: October by May (Fiction - Anthology)
Site: https://octoberbymay.podbean.com/
Synopsis: October by May is a narrative fiction podcast that envelops you in a three-dimensional soundscape of ominous occurrences and eerie tales, transporting you to that most unearthly time of year.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/octoberbymay/feed.xml

4/8: Desperado (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/963982
Synopsis: Blood magic, Voodoo magic, old gods, new gods: We've got it all! Follow the story of misfits from all over the world, as they try to survive and protect their heritage from modern-day crusaders.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/963982.rss

4/8: Merchant of Death (Dramatised - Historical)
Site: https://anchor.fm/joshua-belmonte
Synopsis: A WW2 veteran returns home and finds no employment opportunities. During a chance encounter, he is given an opportunity and becomes a hitman for a Kansas City crime family.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1c1882d0/podcast/rss

4/8: Neural Nexus: Zero (RPG - Cyberpunk)
Site: https://howinerd.com/category/neural-nexus-zero/
Synopsis: Boston 1980, A neon metropolis that stands in stark contrast to the harshness of life within the hub. Maybe not as hard as it is for the low-techs who survive outside the graces of the cities protection but living in this city brings with it its own set of challenges. Unemployment, lack of education, corrupt police, organized and street crime as well as the overall Orwellian feel of systems put in place to keep the average citizen from advancing in life. Come along with our misfits as they struggle through the day to day of modern life in this gritty nightmare.
RSS Feed: http://neuralnexuszero.libsyn.com/rss

4/9: PRøDUCTS & PLäCEMENTS (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: http://soundcloud.com/ninjahell-0451/sets/products-plaecements-an
Synopsis: PRøDUCTS & PLäCEMENTS is an official, Melsonian Arts Counsel approved, Troika Actual Play podcast dedicated to showcasing and promoting the 3rd party content that makes this game great! Join the former 90s college students turned fantasy adventurers as they participate in this tongue-and-cheek ploy to showcase and promote as many third-party Troika! creators and their content as possible, to inspire you to check out the game, buy some content, and get rollin' those dice!
RSS Feed: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/playlists/soundcloud:playlists:1029190186/sounds.rss

4/9: Soundstage (Dramatised - Anthology)
Site: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/soundstage/
Synopsis: Soundstage is an anthological, scripted fiction series of portable stories from Playwrights Horizons theater in New York City. Featuring short-form commissions from America’s best playwrights, these audio experiences are written specifically for the ear, not translated or recorded live from the stage. Now, the theater is wherever you are.
RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4269006/episodes/feed

4/9: WonderCop (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://soundcloud.com/user-958306016
Synopsis: WonderCop is a semi-scripted podcast created by comedians Matt Klinman (The Onion, Smartr), Zack Poitras (The Tonight Show) and Dan Abramson (The Last Degree Of Kevin Bacon). It follows alcoholic Detective Daryl Dern and his new robotic partner WonderCop as they try to keep the town of Gristleberg, USA safe from crime.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:806852179/sounds.rss

4/10: Façade (RPG - Urban fantasy)
Site: https://www.tablestory.tv/series/facade/
Synopsis: We are surrounded by the faceless masses. If we ever stopped to look, we might notice the cracks in our existence. Will you see through the Facade? Join our cast of roleplayers in the setting of KULT: Divinity Lost for an 18+, occult detective tabletop roleplaying game show.
RSS Feed: https://www.tablestory.tv/series/facade/feed/

4/10: Friends Through the Letterbox (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://www.spreaker.com/show/friends-through-the-letterbox\_1
Synopsis: Dan Jones and Craven Windlescrape discuss a strange portal that's connecting Dan's letterbox to a whole new world of mystery.
RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4078407/episodes/feed

4/10: Last Call at Bluebell Cafe (Dramatised - Fantasy)
Site: https://lastcallatbluebellcafe.podbean.com/
Synopsis: Last Call at Bluebell Cafe is a fantasy audio drama about a shapeshifting Barista who is a little too interested in other people's lives. The Barista runs the transient Bluebell Cafe, where customers can get more than just coffee. Many of the wanderers who find themselves stumbling upon this hidden cafe in dusky hours are at a crossroads in their life. Who better than our Barista to guide them along their path? With a little help from magic, of course.However, magic and people are both unpredictable; there's a reason why they don't mix, as the Barista will soon discover.
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/lastcallatbluebellcafe/feed.xml

4/10: The Ernie Pyle Experiment! (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://indianapublicmedia.org/erniepylepodcast/
Synopsis: A thirteen-episode podcast from WFIU Public Radio chronicling Ernie Pyle's pre-war work as a travelling columnist for the Scripps-Howard Newspaper syndicate.
RSS Feed: https://indianapublicmedia.org/erniepylepodcast/feed.xml.php

4/10: The Fowler Family Radio Hour (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://www.facebook.com/thefowlerfamilyradiohou
Synopsis: "The Fowler Family Radio Hour" features down-home songs and commercials, the latest episode of the soap opera "Holly Springs Eternal," and plenty of local color from the fictional southern town of Henley.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.transistor.fm/the-fowler-family-radio-hour

4/10: The Mirage Barrage (Fiction - Superhero)
Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/980926
Synopsis: In the Mirage Universe, a great being from another dimension sleeps within the core of the Earth. So powerful is he that even his dreams can grant individuals extraordinary powers- super powers! Tales of superheroes, supervillains, secret agents, inter-dimensional travelers and a myriad of other characters will unfurl in this- the Mirage Barrage! Expect excitement, intrigue, action, mystery and more! No tale is too big or too small for the Mirage Universe!
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/980926.rss

4/11: Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Fiction - Horror)
Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1000771
Synopsis: If you like horror stories, you'll want to listen to mine... I'll be reading out the short stories I've written, as well as chapters of my novels. I hope you like them!
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1000771.rss

4/11: Roads Uncharted (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://roads-uncharted.simplecast.com/
Synopsis: Roads Uncharted is an actual play podcast using the Genesys RPG system, set in a homebrew fantasy world. The story takes place shortly after thousands of children suddenly went missing on the eve of a festival. Join the players and GM Dax as they try to solve this mystery and find their place in a world where gods meddle in the lives of mortals.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/FVjUsTA8

4/12: Sincerely, B (Fiction - Crime/Mystery)
Site: http://sincerelyb.libsyn.com/
Synopsis: I've discovered odd letters addressed to my house. They tell a story of someone I know only as "B." B has, apparently, started a new life, buying a home with the intent to renovate. But things are odd in B's new town. And maybe a bit dangerous too.
RSS Feed: http://sincerelyb.libsyn.com/rss

4/13: Dice Therapy (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://dicetherapyap.pinecast.co/
Synopsis: Your inoculation against the mundane via Actual Play recordings of Tabletop RPG sessions.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/dicetherapyap

4/13: Liquid Picnic Audio Dramas (Dramatised - Anthology)
Site: https://soundcloud.com/user-818973058
Synopsis: Podcast by Liquid Picnic Production.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:779196667/sounds.rss

4/13: Lottie's Diary (Fiction - Historical)
Site: https://anchor.fm/lottie-fisher
Synopsis: Lottie’s 1930 diary showed up years ago in a jumble sale in the south of England. Written in a Collins’ Royal Diary, it’s the story of a young woman from North London. A story of English privilege between the wars. Each episode brings another month from Lottie's 1930 life. Some things are familiar; at other time she inhabits another world.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1cbb6fcc/podcast/rss

4/13: Tales of Zendaria (Fiction - Fantasy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/talesofzendaria
Synopsis: Tales of Zendaria is a Young Adult fantasy-fiction audiobook, which chronicles the adventures of reluctant Princess April and her canine companion Willow through the ancient Kingdom of Zendaria. Magic, mystery and mirth await! Written and narrated by Alexander Worth.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1c328504/podcast/rss

4/13: The Time Pirate (Dramatised - Fantasy)
Site: https://beta.prx.org/series/39124
Synopsis: James Hawkins helps his mom run a motel in modern day Montauk, Long Island. But when a mysterious man washes up on the beach with a treasure map tattooed on his chest, James discovers that Billy Bones is, in fact, a time traveling pirate from the 18th century. James and his new friends, Morgan and Max, follow the map right into a magical portal that leads them back nearly three hundred years and back into a swashbuckling adventure.
RSS Feed: http://feeds.bestrobotever.com/TheTimePirate

4/13: Today's Life (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Site: https://today-s-life.pinecast.co
Synopsis: A episodic serial that tells the story of a couple dealing with the troubles of Today's Life.
RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/today-s-life

4/14: Academy Days: Christian Fiction for Teen Girls (Fiction - Slice of life)
Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/795173
Synopsis: Academy Days is a fiction serial podcast for teenage girls. The Christian high school story follows four girls as they navigate school, family, friends, and the choices that each day brings. Carmen, London, Ebony, and Lacey differ in personality, but life in a small Christian school brings them together as each one grows closer to God.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/795173.rss

4/14: God of Obsidian (Dramatised - Thriller)
Site: https://god-of-obsidian.simplecast.com/
Synopsis: God Of Obsidian is a dark fairytale about a gaslighting relationship, as one woman desperately seeks the story that will take her back across the narrow, dangerous bridge to freedom.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/1Bpis_CB

4/14: Heroics (Dramatised - Superhero)
Site: https://www.planetm.io/heroics/
Synopsis: When their comic-shop-as-a-front beings to struggle, a group of superheroes experiment with different career paths a little more... villainous than heroic. A new audiodrama from Justin McLachlan and PlanetM.
RSS Feed: http://feeds.backtracks.fm/feeds/planetm/heroics/feed.xml?1586972899

4/14: Moon Harbor Extended (RPG - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.icynewyear.com/moon-harbor-extended/
Synopsis: Moon Harbor Heroes and the Icynewyear Presents Network are proud to present Moon Harbor Extended, a continuation of the Masks: A New Generation Actual Play Moon Harbor Heroes. Moon Harbor Extended tells the stories of characters outside of Faces and Cataclysm Crew and takes us from the center of the earth to the far depths of space. There are two primary lines in this extended universe comic series. The first is a cosmic line focusing on a SABRE-sponsored space-exploration unit as they try to save the world from utter destruction, GMed by Anthony Sheets. The second is an unnamed earthbound team of all queer characters, played by all LGBTQIA+ players, who navigate Moon Harbor’s more underground secrets, including the renaissance-themed society of rat people living in the sewers.
RSS Feed: https://www.icynewyear.com/moon-harbor-extended?format=rss

4/14: Next Stop (Dramatised - Comedy)
Site: https://www.nextstopshow.com/
Synopsis: Your friends are moving on. You're figuring out how to move forward. NEXT STOP is an audio sitcom about your mid-to-late 20s when everyone is changing around you—and you worry that you might not catch up. When longtime roommates Cam and Ally search for someone to replace their newly engaged former roommate, they stumble upon the iconoclast and ridiculous Samuel Clemens. Across its ten-episode first season, NEXT STOP follows these roommates’ trials through work, relationships, friendships and more.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/nextstop

4/14: Rage of Nerds (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://rageofnerds.podbean.com
Synopsis: Captured by the Drow and trapped in the Underdark, how will this crew of adventurer's find their way back to the surface world? Tune in to find out!
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/rageofnerds/feed.xml

4/14: Tales from the Aether (Dramatised - Fantasy)
Site: https://anchor.fm/talesfromtheaether
Synopsis: Original fairy tales for the modern day world. Tales From The Aether is an anthology series written by 3x award-winning writer, Jackie Jorgenson, which tells a different three part story each season.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/b4908f8/podcast/rss

4/14: The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Site: https://www.joshuabyron.com/
Synopsis: The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw is a fiction podcast about four queer and trans friends dating, crying, and waiting for the subway in New York City.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/157b0dd0/podcast/rss

4/14: The Villes (Fiction - Children)
Site: http://www.thevilles.com/podcast-2/
Synopsis: The Villes - A series of whimsical illustrated children's stories aimed at 6 to 10 year olds, written by BBC TV Property expert Martin Roberts from Homes under the Hammer. From Tiredsville and Windyville, to Coldsville and Boredsville, the Magical bus takes Herman and the reader on a journey of fun and intrigue.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1011739.rss

4/15: Adelyne's Apothecary (Fiction - Historical)
Site: https://www.adelynesapothecary.com/
Synopsis: Adelyne’s Apothecary is a fiction podcast exploring the world of folk herbalist Adelyne Hutcheson. Adelyne’s storytelling takes us deep into the hills of Northern Appalachia where we meet her eccentric neighbors, family, and dearest plant friends.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.transistor.fm/adelynes-apothecary

4/15: Dusk and Dawn (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/1014709
Synopsis: A Real Play Dnd Podcast following the adventures of Marek, Cinthia, Duna, and Mari as they fight to discover what's really happening in the Whiskey Republic.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1014709.rss

4/15: Joao Nsita (Fiction - Slice of life)
Site: https://anchor.fm/joao-nsita
Synopsis: This is the Joao Nsita podcast, a podcast channel dedicated to exploring the delightfully strange worlds of love through drama and comedy.
RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e6f030c/podcast/rss

4/15: MILKTEA (Fiction - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.snakble.com/podcast
Synopsis: Nate is a clone without any memories of his previous life. “The Key” is the queen of an ice planet he’s just crash landed on. “Father” is his robot, the only parent Nate has ever known. Traverse a 1000 years to uncover the mystery of who Nate and the Key are and what they mean to each other.
RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/milktea/

4/15: North Star Rising (Fiction - Science fiction)
Site: https://www.northstarcrew.com/
Synopsis: Two humans find themselves on a space adventure in this six part audiobook, from the writer of Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular.
RSS Feed: https://northstarcrew.libsyn.com/rss

4/15: Reroll Expectations (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://twitter.com/RerollCast
Synopsis: A Real-Play Dungeons and Dragons Podcast featuring Cayce McWilliams, WIll Truax, Anthony Carluccio, and Jeff Nabors as your local benevolent Dungeon Master. We are currently in a homebrewed world called Sirine, a high-fantasy world of political intrigue and bizarre, powerful magic.
RSS Feed: https://rerollexpectations.libsyn.com/rss

4/15: Tale of the Manticore (RPG - Fantasy)
Site: https://taleofthemanticore.podbean.com
Synopsis: Tale of the Manticore is a hybrid between a dark fantasy audio drama and a solo D&D RPG. The dice make all the important decisions and, as a writer, my job is to interpret them and tell their story. Part fiction, part game, it's the story where "Chaos rolls."
RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/taleofthemanticore/feed.xml

4/15: The New Colossus (Dramatised - Adaptation)
Site: https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/
Synopsis: A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s classic THE SEAGULL, this rollicking tale examines the pitfalls of making art and making love in modern day America.
RSS Feed: https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/feed/podcast/

4/15: War of the Words (Dramatised - Anthology)
Site: https://www.conemanrunning.com/
Synopsis: Cone Man Running Productions is excited to present the next level of audioplay competition. Sixteen playwrights bracketed sweet sixteen-style to go head to head. They have 48 hours to write an original audio play with given parameters. The plays are then recorded and edited and rolled out in their bracketed pairs. The audience then decides who wins each bracket battle by voting at our website at www.conemanrunning.com. Once the winners are selected, they will then go head to head until there is only one playwright left standing!
RSS Feed: http://warofthewords.libsyn.com/rss

(See comments for part 2.)
Previous months are available here:
https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/results.php?proof=Releases&tag1=Audio%20fiction
And the ongoing updates (just in case you don't want to wait for the end of the month) are available here:
https://twitter.com/AudioDramaDebut
And I do a weekly podcast collecting a few trailers here:
https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/archive/add/add.php
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2020.04.22 02:14 autobuzzfeedbot 22 Really Famous Songs I Didn't Realize Were About Another Celebrity

  1. "Ms. Jackson" by Outkast was an apology to Erykah Badu and her mother after Badu and Andre 3000 broke up.
  2. "California Gurls" by Katy Perry was aimed at Jay-Z and Alicia Keys as a response to their "Empire State of Mind." She wanted there to be a song to represent California.
  3. "The Warning" by Eminem was a clapback at Mariah’s "Obsessed."
  4. "Killing Me Softly" by Norman Gimbel was inspired by a young singer named Lori Lieberman who had seen Don McLean perform and told Gimbel that it was an intensely moving experience. So in essence, it's about Don McLean.
  5. "Fix You" by Coldplay was written by Chris Martin for Gwyneth Paltrow (his wife at the time) after her father died.
  6. "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera was a response to Eminem's negative comments about her.
  7. "My Way" by Calvin Harris was about his ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift, and the struggles of their relationship.
  8. "Cupid’s Chokehold" by the Gym Class Heroes was written about Katy Perry. She used to date the lead singer, Travie McCoy.
  9. And "Circle the Drain" by Katy Perry was about Travie McCoy's drug addiction.
  10. "Don’t" by Ed Sheeran was about Ellie Goulding cheating on him with Niall from One Direction.
  11. "Wedding Bells" by Nick Jonas was about his ex-girlfriend Miley Cyrus's engagement to Liam Hemsworth.
  12. "Cry Me a River" by Justin Timberlake was about his breakup with Britney Spears.
  13. Taylor Swift wrote "Better Than Revenge" about Camilla Belle dating Joe Jonas (her ex).
  14. The song "Heart-Shaped Box" was about Courtney Love and her vagina.
  15. "Madness" by Muse was written by lead singer Matt Bellamy about his relationship with Kate Hudson. It was inspired by a fight they had.
  16. "Dear John" by Taylor Swift was about her ex, John Mayer.
  17. Mayer's song "Paper Doll" was allegedly his rebuttal.
  18. "Boyfriend" by Ashlee Simpson was aimed at Lindsay Lohan for accusing Simpson of stealing her then-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama.
  19. When Phil Collins wrote "You’ll Be In My Heart" for Tarzan, he wrote the lyrics for his daughter (Lily Collins) and has often referred to it as her song.
  20. "Cinderella" by Mac Miller, a song that has lyrics about very intimate bedroom moments, was about Ariana Grande.
  21. A verse in Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" was about Warren Beatty.
  22. And "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry was inspired by Miley Cyrus. Miley said she heard Katy say on the radio that the song was about her.
Link to article
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2020.04.17 11:04 BroaIsland Sodor: The True Story. Chapter Five: Heyday of the NWR, Part Two

Sodor: The True Story. Chapter Five: Heyday of the NWR, Part Two
The following was originally written and posted onto the Sodor Island Forums on 26/08/2019 by BNSF1995. I did not write this, I repeat, I did not write this! Please go and give BNSF1995 the support they deserve: https://sodorislandforums.com/use1995
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Faced with the prospect of a motive power shortage once the Vicarstown Bridge opened, Sir Topham Hatt had to think of something, and fast. He tried to get some locomotives from the Midland Railway, but they wouldn't have it. The Great Central Railway was more accepting.
![img](8l4zinymect41 " Geoffrey pulls a 20-car coal train from the Crosby Coal Depot on July 7, 1917 ")
Geoffrey was a GCR Class 8K, the only non-faceless locomotive owned by the GCR. He arrived on Sodor after the Vicarstown Bridge was opened. Although he proved to be a valuable mixed-traffic engine, his overly-critical attitude got to be too much. Not only that, the GCR told the NWR they would have to machine replacement parts themselves, and since Crovan's Gate Works hadn't reached the world-class works it is today, this proved to be a nightmare. Exasperated, Sir Topham Hatt sold Geoffrey back to the GCR four months later; Geoffrey is the only surviving 8K by virtue of being a non-faceless vehicle, and is preserved on the heritage GCR as its star attraction.
After the debacle with Geoffrey, Sir Topham Hatt didn't learn his lesson about blind purchases, and bought three locomotives in 1919.
https://preview.redd.it/cqhz7kzrect41.png?width=500&format=png&auto=webp&s=720700b5e13dc3fd4d5b310bb2f34e05bc240a62
The first two were a GER S69 and NER S3, numbered 98462 and 87546, and named Alfred and Cecil, respectively. Both were mechanically-reliable enough, but were unholy terrors. Alfred was perhaps the single-worst non-faceless vehicle ever conceived, being incredibly rude, insulting everyone (except Cecil), and mocking Sir Topham Hatt behind his back. Cecil was little better, essentially being Alfred's toadie and going along with everything he said or did.
![img](e1jgvuvwect41 " Henry as he appeared in his old shape in the first season of the TV series; as with all of the TV series portrayals, Henry was out-of-proportion to accomodate the mechanism used for eye movement ")
The third was perhaps the most-infamous locomotives on the railway, and one that caused headaches for both Sir Topham Hatt, the Awdrys, and the TV series staff. Produced using plans stolen from Sir Nigel Gresley, the locomotive, named Henry, was a sordid mix between a GNR A1 and C1. Henry's builders and original owners found him to be a very poor steamer, and were planning to scrap him alive so they could keep him a secret, but the police found them out, and Henry was taken in by the GNR. He never had a career on the mainland, being sold immediately to the NWR, where many of his faults were rectified, but not all of them. On some days, he could stroll away with any train given to him, but on others, he couldn't even leave the shed. Opinions on this were split: while engines like Thomas, Edward, Emily, and Neil were sympathetic, others like Wallace and Matthew thought he was faking it to be lazy.
![img](rztktor1fct41 " One example of the divide Henry's condition created. In this scene on March 6, 1920, Wallace is calling Henry (who was assigned to the Round Robin on this day) out on his alleged laziness, while Thomas is defending Henry and telling Wallace to shut up. Edward can do nothing but roll his eyes at Wallace's immaturity, while Ruby tries to ignore the entire situation while preparing to depart for Barrow with the Limited. ")
Sir Topham Hatt, sympathetic to Henry's plight, gave him a green variation of the colors worn by Thomas, Edward, and Victor, and the No. 3.
The NWR made no new locomotive acquisitions until 1923, when it added Nos. 4 and 5.
![img](e6yv36x8fct41 " No. 4 Gordon during his first trial on the NWR on May 21, 1923, during which he broke the Sudrian land speed record set by Justinian, with a speed of 111 MPH ")
No. 4 was the railway's first express engine, Gordon. Prior to his acquisition, the railway's express was pulled by either Emily, Adam, Ruby, or Yang. A GNR A1, Gordon was exactly what the railway needed during its motive power crisis, allowing express services to be run more frequently and faster, and allowing the previous express engines to be used on the slower services where they were badly needed. Gordon's acquisition allowed the NWR to rechristen the express, now called the Wild Nor' Wester.
James pulling the S&M four-wheelers on Ocotber 14, 1924, months before they were withdrawn.
No. 5 was a completely different story. An L&YR Class 25, James followed in the footsteps of other Class 25s that came to Sodor, and received a leading pony truck to become an NWR Class G4. When he came to Sodor, James was black with red lining, but after a crash on his first day in service caused by a signal failure (an accident that was attended to by Kate, not Thomas), he was repainted in the same livery has his brothers and sister on the railway. Now, let me set the record straight: James is NOT vain. A bit grumpy, yes, but he doesn't really care about his paintwork getting spoiled. He does have strong opinions on goods trains, though, and much prefers passengers, like the books and TV series would have you believe. The Reverend made James vain so his character arc would be more compelling. Also, many of his incidents are mis-stated, again for character reasons; for example, the bootlace incident was caused by poor maintenance, not James being rough with the coaches.
1923 also marked the year of the Groupings. The 120 standard gauge railways of the UK were pared down to four: the London and North Eastern Railway, the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway, the Southern Railway, and the Great Western Railway. Several railways, including joint and light railways, were excluded, as were narrow-gauge lines such as the Talyllyn Railway, Ffestiniog Railway, Corris Railway, and Ashover Light Railway.
One major omission was the North Western Railway. Although it wasn't a light railway, Sodor's political isolation ensured it would remain independent. The LMS continued honoring the running rights the NWR had with the Furness Railway, and worked out a deal to give Knapford a direct connection to London. In 1925, the North Western Railway built a new yard and shed facility in Barrow, and struck up a deal with the LMS to run hourly services from Barrow to Norramby. In addition, the Wild Nor' Wester was extended to London, though on the condition that the train be handed over to the LMS at Barrow. The train calls only at Crovan's Gate on Sodor, then calling at Barrow, Preston, Crewe, Stafford, and Milton Keynes before arriving at St. Pancras.
1925, however, also one of the most horrific events in the railway's history. Rather than telling, this dramatization of the event by Thomas1Edward2Henry3 will suffice:
YouTube: NWR Origins Episode V: Disgrace of the LNER
Cecil's downfall came later that year, when he ignored repeated warnings regarding an aging trestle over the River Hoo dating back to the S&Ms construction, and went over it in a rainstorm, where it collapsed under his weight and caused the death of his fireman, guard, and three passengers. For his gross negligence, Cecil was sent back to the LNER in disgrace, where he was put on blast by the authorities for involuntary manslaughter, eventually paying the ultimate price: he was given a compulsory Final Firing, and was rebuilt to ensure he wouldn't have another First Firing. And lo, he didn't. Now a regular B16, No. 925 remained in service until it and a faceless LNER A4 (4469 Sir Ralph Wedgewood) were badly damaged in a German air raid on York, April 29, 1942, and was subsequently scrapped. An ignoble end for an ignoble engine.
Due to these grisly ends, Wilbert Awdry intentionally excluded them from the books. They were only known because C. Reginald Dalby did his homework for once and included them in the first illustration of "Edward's Day Out", which prompted letters to Wilbert. He responded that 98462 and 87546 were sent away for "being troublesome", conveniently glossing over the fact that one had gone insane and tried to murder Gordon and Henry, and the other had practically been executed.
Henry was a different story. After his tunnel episode in 1926 (which was actually because he broke down, and hid this by acting like he did in the books and TV series), he was repainted in the NWR Blue livery. For a brief time, he had square buffers, which caused many to confuse him with Gordon.
![img](fe0zvjowfct41 " During the period when Henry had square buffers, he and Gordon would argue on a near-daily basis about it. In this scene on January 21, 1926, they're at it again, while Thomas, Emily, and Lily do their best to tune them out. ")
After Alfred and Cecil were removed from the equation, the railway's fortunes turned sweet. Very, very sweet, as the NWR recorded record profits in 1927 and 1928. Sir Topham Hatt had great expectations for even higher profits in 1929.
But then October 29 came...
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2020.04.15 15:30 ChitChiroot Platz an der Sonne Progress Report I: Place in the Sun

Platz an der Sonne Progress Report I: Place in the Sun
Welcome to the first of hopefully many reports to come. We hope to release one of these atleast once a month, maybe more often if a larger modding team gets together. So, without further ado, let's begin.
What is Platz an der Sonne?
Platz an der Sonne is a HoI4 mod basing itself on the lore of Kaiserreich and building on it immensely. The mod's basic premise is of a cold war in which the two major participants are the German Empire and the Socialist International.
Standing victorious in the Second Weltkrieg, the German Empire finds itself as the hegemon of Europe. With the restored governments in France and England finding themselves too weak to oppose them and Russia being too distant and undeveloped, the Germans have risen to superpower status. The Germans are one of the few states in possession of nuclear weapons. Nearly all of Europe is dependent to some extent on German trade and the Berlin policymakers have perfectly used this to their advantage, now having unparalleled control from the Bay of Biscay to the Azov Sea and from the Adriatic to the Bothnian Bay. On top of this, the germans have established the Breslau Pact (temporary name), a mutual defense agreement between itself and some of Europe's foremost states, including the Austrian Empire, Italian Republic, Republic of Ukraine, the Netherlands, aswell as its colonies overseas, Mittelafrika and German East Asia, although it is uncertain for how long these will last.
After the fall of socialism in Europe things seemed all but lost for the revolutionary cause. Fortunately for the socialists, that was not the case as The Commonwealth of America managed to finally defeat its enemies in the Second American Civil War, dragging Canada and Mexico into the revolutionary cause in the process. The Americans are one of the few states in possession of nuclear weapons. Meanwhile in the not-so-far east, the People's Republic of Bharat had finished taking over the Subcontinent from the weak princely states and the remains of the British forces in India. Ever since then, the government in Calcutta has been putting forward industrialisation plans, along with trying to bring its less developed regions up to date. North of the subcontinent lies the Republic of China. Having recently united the country, the Nanjing government seeks to stabilise and root out the dangerous monarchist and far-right factions as well as limit the power of those warlords, who joined them during their fight to unify the country. As it stands, Nanjing is not officially aligned to any factions, but heavily leans towards the anti-imperialist forces due to its grievances with both Germany and the Japanese Empire.
There are other powers in this world however, seeking to undermine the current order and make a place for themselves independent from these two powerful blocs. The Russian State in 1953 comes off from the death of their great vozhd, Boris Savinkov, stronger and more developed than ever. Possessing the largest military on Earth, Moscow seeks to undermine the German Empire's status as the sole superpower in Europe by supporting subversive groups in Ruthenia and the Baltic, aswell as russophilic parties in the Balkans and Central Europe. On the other side of Europe lies the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Whilst its economy has yet to fully recover from the Second World War, the British are one of the few nations in possession of nuclear weapons, having developed them in a joint program with the Germans. The UK can also still rely on its loyal colonies in the face of South Africa and Australia, the only territories left of the once all-mighty British Empire. In the Far-East the Japanese Empire prepares for confrontation with Calcutta and Nanjing. Having been profoundly kicked out of China, all that the Japanese Empire consists of now is Korea, Transamur, Taiwan and the Philippines, seized during the Second American Civil War. Japan aims to expand its influence in Indochina and Indonesia in order to create a larger buffer between itself and the Socialists, along with acquiring the needed oil for the ever expanding Imperial Navy, the second largest in the world.
Meanwhile, at the center of it all, policymakers in the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria are one step closer to establishing a neutral bloc for all the countries that wish to not involve themselves in the impending confrontation between Berlin and the Socialist powers. the Ottomans' participation in such movement, however, may be in vain, as the global superpowers compete for influence in Iraq and neighboring Syria and Egypt.
Here's a map of Europe for yall.
https://preview.redd.it/xnsl32njezs41.png?width=1276&format=png&auto=webp&s=401d3d871a2db3302b32c9ccee495a3c98e4506c
Ideologies
The mod will make use of 10 different ideologies: Social Nationalism (left nationalism, not to be confused with a certain other ideology) Marxism Moderate Socialism Social Democracy Social Liberalism Social Conservatism Authoritarian Democracy Autocracy Fundamentalism National Republicanism The icons for the ideologies:
https://preview.redd.it/37x7d028fzs41.png?width=64&format=png&auto=webp&s=0ad6887d7da026966e24e620ff87e2fcc6c51ed6
A Final Treat
Well that was all we had time for this time, though as a parting gift have this:
https://preview.redd.it/0i4m8voqezs41.png?width=1602&format=png&auto=webp&s=6ea7f5fbeb7ab124670ba2fc76a5abe1168d6dd0
Ours is a pretty small team and any help would be appreciated, you can apply in our discord, the link for which is: https://discord.gg/n6tz2Jy
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2020.04.01 11:39 Kakashi_hatake_2903 YSK: Why we celebrate April fool's day?

The answer to this question is unfortunately a little hazy, and there are many theories as to why the tradition exists, and where it came from.Arguably the most popular suggestion - in the UK at least - is that it comes from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
In the Nun's Priest's Tale, a vain Chauntecleer is tricked by a fox on "Syn March bigan thritty dayes and two", which readers came to understand meant "since March began thirty days and two" - or 1 April.However, it is not clear that Chaucer was referencing April 1.
Modern scholars believe that there is a copying error in replica manuscripts, and that Chaucer actually wrote," Syn March was gon", or "since March was gone."If that is the case, the phrase would have originally alluded to 32 days after March (2 May).This might seem like a random date, but it was actually the anniversary of the 1381 engagement of King Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia.
Another theory suggests the day came to existence across the Channel in France during the Middle Ages. That's because New Year's Day was actually celebrated on 25 March in most European towns, and in certain areas of France the New Year's holiday ended on 1 April.
Those who celebrated New Year on the alternative date of 1 January (it wasn't until the mid-16th century that 1 January became the 'common' New Year's Day) would poke fun at people who celebrated in March with the invention of April Fool's Day.
While it's not widely thought to be a religious holiday, some have made links between April Fool's Day and passages in the Bible, particularly the story of Genesis, and the flood of Noah's Ark fame.In March 1769, The London Public Advertiser printed, "The mistake of Noah sending the dove out of the ark before the water had abated, on the first day of April."
"To perpetuate the memory of this deliverance it was thought proper, whoever forgot so remarkable a circumstance, to punish them by sending them upon some sleeveless errand similar to that ineffectual message upon which the bird was sent by the patriarch."
Another theory comes from the Netherlands, where the origin of the day is often attributed to the Dutch victory at Brielle in 1572.During that battle, the Spanish Duke Álvarez de Toledo was defeated, giving rise to the Dutch phrase, "Op 1 april verloor Alva zijn bril".Translated, this means, "On the first of April, Alva lost his glasses."It's a pun, with "bril" in Dutch meaning glasses, so Alva losing both "Brielle" and "bril" (his glasses) has a double meaning.
Other Europe-based theories suggest that fishing may have been the root of April Fool's Day."The earliest concrete records we have about 1 April are from France and Holland in the 1500s and, because of this, people believe that it must have been a northern European tradition that spread to Britain," University of Bristol historian Andrea Livesey told the BBC in 2017.
In many areas of Europe, 1 April is actually known as April Fish Day, attributed to the fact that it seems to be easier to catch fish in streams and rivers around the date."It is still a common trick in France, and elsewhere in Europe, to attach a paper fish to somebody's back on April Fool's Day, and also to give chocolate fish as gifts".
Hope you enjoyed it!
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2020.03.31 01:09 displacedindavis Ideas for new episodes starring a specific sister

One thing the show has done better recently are episodes that focus on a specific sister. That being said, I think is potential for more in this regard and hopefully Season 5-future can utilize that. In the meantime, I can dream, can I?
Most of these episode ideas I pitch will probably require the full 20-minute slot to work with. I love this show but I wish they would take the time to do more 20-minute episodes because 10 minutes...just isn't a lot to work with. I realize that there are other constraints at hand, but again, I can dream, can I?
The episodes I suggest may not garner much attention on a funny level but I also strongly believe that taking the humor back on a few episodes isn't necessarily a bad thing. They would also make the characters even more relatable IMO.
Without further ado, here we go.
Lori:
Leni:
Luna:
Luan:
Lynn:
Lucy:
Lana:
Lola:
Lisa:
Lily:
Just a few ideas. Feel free to comment, criticize, or suggest more!
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2020.03.29 22:43 mr_tyler_durden Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update March 29, 2020

Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update March 29, 2020
Thank you to Muted_Independent for their help on these notes
Note: We may need to paraphrase, but the notes are accurate
Watch here:
Headlines
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QUESTIONS
END QUESTIONS
The next two weeks are critical. We are in the surge. We will lose more people, but we have to work together more than ever. We need to be more responsible now than we’ve ever been before. You ARE making a difference. I know it’s making a difference. I need you to be strong. As the days begin to be nicer, I need you to be strong. We won’t need to be healthy at home forever, but we need it now more than ever. Let's make sure that the sacrifice we are making isn't in vain. Let’s not put our self interest first. I believe that while this creates anxiety, difficulty, and fear, if we go about it right, we will get through it. This is our time, we talk about the greatest generation, this is our time to prove that we have what it takes. And I have faith in you.
Please use these hashtag
s on social media (Twitter, FB, etc): #TeamKentucky #KYTogether #Patriot #HealthyAtHome
If you have been laid off/lost your job use the following resources to get help!
KY Medicaid: https://healthbenefitexchange.ky.gov (855-459-6328)
Benefind: https://benefind.ky.gov (855-306-8959)
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2020.03.20 15:49 KingP103 EMPIRE OF THE WHITE RASTAS

Empire of the White Rasta's

📷
Empire of the White Rasta's
Clive Uckfield © 20/12/19
I remember it was around the time I lost my parents that the first message came. It was midnight and I must have fallen asleep reading a paperback when I was woken by a ping from my mobile. My bedside lamp was still on and the book I had been reading lay open on the floor.
Instinctively I remember reaching out for my mobile , flicking the message up as my eyes adjusted to the light.The words read “We are the King of Kings, the Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah, descendent of King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba”.. Shocked out of my sleep I can recall reading the text message over and over again. “We are the King of Kings , the Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah, descendent of King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba”.
Stunned, I let go of my of my phone and reached down grabbing for the book which had fallen off my bed. Still half asleep it slipped out of my hands again, landing open at a photo of the last Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie taken in the 1940s. His fine features and dignified pose impressing me. In the same way as his charisma had impressed World leaders, when he stood up to facism at the League of Nations after the Italian invasion.
Alarmingly, my phone started to ping again. That time I shot out of bed shaking with fear imagining I had been dreaming. Emotionally I had been all over the place. In fact, I felt as if my body had been paralysed with fright. You know, like seeing a ghost.
Reaching for my phone after that had been akin to picking up a red hot coal. But the second message had been more personal and comforting “do not be afraid, David, we are with you and through your voice the world will prepare for my return”.
To be honest at the time I began to think that perhaps this was some sort of sick joke from a colleague? Angrily, I remember messaging back. “Whoever you are get a life, this isn't funny”.
The next text had become more detailed and It was then that I finally realised that this was no joke “ David, do not fear for we are with you. We have chosen you to be my prophet, as my people will reject me. First of all forgiveness to the one who strangled me, an elderly man in my own bed. Then the restoration of our most valuable treasure . And finally, only then when the Meskel is truly celebrated in New York we will reveal myself to the world”.
After hearing that I can recall needing a drink! it was true I had studied the history of the Ethiopian Empire & the life of Selassie, the most recognised leader in African history. In truth, it was partly because of him that I became a journalist in the first place. But how could I accept that a dead man could be texting me in 2019!
You need to understand that I had been fascinated by the man for most of my life. The very night I had received the first text I had been reading about the Emperor's ordinary roots in a mud hut. To then being mysteriously chosen to lead this extraordinary nation for 60 years. A unique Empire in black Africa, which alone had remained free from the European powers for thousands of years.
But you know, the Emperor had been murdered in 1975? That was what was so incredible, I mean to believe that these texts were from a dead man who had never seen a computer! A man who had regularly visited US Presidents & World leaders. Telling me that he would return from the grave!
You can imagine now why I tried to find solace in alcohol. Yes I had also tried to make sense of what was happening by talking to my girlfriend Clara. But, as you can imagine, it wasn't long before she left me. Then one Monday morning I woke with a stinking headache. The Sun was shining through my half drawn curtains it was ten am London time! The phone was ringing. “ Why me, why” I found myself saying.
I will never forget that awkward silence at the end of the phone. It was my boss at the BBC, and he was not impressed! I think I explained about my parents & Clara , fighting back a combination of tears and exhaustion at the time. Finally I came away with an agreement to take a six month sabatical from my hectic role as a journalist.
After that, all I can remember is booking the first package holiday I could find. Flying from Heathrow I landed in Gibraltar the following night.
I am not sure why I headed to the beach under the light of the rock. But It was late and I had been hungry. Out at sea merchant ships were anchored for the night and I reminisced about my father who had been a radio officer in the merchant navy in the late sixties.
There was only one restaurant which was empty and the waiter obviously spoke little English. I did finally manage to order a steak. The manager was obviously a big Bob Marley fan for one of his albums played continuously in the background during the next few nights I visited.
One song though that really spoke to me from the album was the Rastafarian folk record‘ redemption song’ the words revealing a spiritual meaning each time it was played. Gradually, I began to write them down. ‘
Old Pirates yes they rob I.
Sold I to the merchant ships.
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong.
By the hand of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation triumphantly.
Won't you help to sing.
These songs of freedom.
Cause all I ever had
Redemption song.
I can recall that it was only then that my eyes were opened to the truth. Haile Selassies pre coronation name had been Ras (King) Tafari (name) or Rastafari which was where the Rastafarians or Rastas devolved their name. It was that night that I finally realised who the Emperor really was. And that I had been chosen to create a movement which social media were to mockingly label the ‘Empire of the White Rastas’.
This was why he had been trying to speak to me. It was then that I was able to surrender my will and accept the mission that he had prepared me for. In truth I felt humbled that I had been chosen. Using the Royal 'We’ which he always used when referring to himself the Emperor's wise words and fatherly voice had begun to enchant me.
Like the many students he had sent abroad to study, I felt he was preparing me for something special something huge. Yes, I was overwhelmed yet happy holding such a secret purpose.
The next message led me to Zimbabwe. Being an international journalist I had contacts in the area and the recent sale of my parent's former home enabled me to fund both my movements alongside my sabbatical.
Mengistu, had not been hard to find despite killing almost a million of his own people including the Emperor during the decades of his evil Marxist dictatorship. It wasn't long before I found that he was living in luxury in a suburb of the capital.
I arranged to meet him under false pretences using my BBC journalist ID. Entering his mansion it was hard to imagine how this man had ever called himself a marxist. As the opulence around him was pure hypocrisy given his Marxist beliefs. Quickly I had passed him a hand written message which His Majesty had texted me in Amharic. Mengistu had looked bewildered and his guards were soon supporting him into a chair.
A long silence had then entailed between us before he was able to speak. I told him the truth as I am telling you now as he continued to mumble “ how?” Eventually he regained his feet and disappeared into a back room. Appearing soon with an ancient book which he reluctantly handed to me before abruptly asking me to leave.
Outside in the taxi I opened the clip on the heavy book. To my surprise the book was actually hollowed out inside. Within this secret compartment was the key to this story. The Emperor had spoken of a hidden treasure which I had imagined to be financial. To my astonishment the book had revealed only a small package containing just a tiny piece of wood encrusted in a glass case.
I have to confess that the remainder of the trip had felt like a bit of an anti climax. How could this hold any key to the future? I remember thinking.
Strangely my mobile signal failed me for a few days and I decided off my own back to visit Ethiopia. Messaging ahead through social media I found myself creating an uproar in Addis Ababa the ancient capital of Ethiopia.
My vivid memory is of flying in over a beautiful mountain range as I approached Addis Ababa, to be disappointed by a welcome of just a dozen supporters and a much larger crowd of protesters. Soon we were heading with banners to the Jubilee Palace built by Selassie in the mid 50s.
The city was now modern and the population aggressive towards the large photos of Selassie we carried. I remember being shocked by the contrast with the images from YouTube of the Emperor in the 1960s driving past hundreds of prostrated subjects in his maroon Rolls Royce. To be greeted at the grounds of his Jubilee palace by his pet Lions and cheaters. Years of Marxist indoctrination had taken its toll.
Instead the day I arrived my social media announcement had backfired. And to my horror we were welcomed at the Palace by local officials and Police. It was a huge humiliation and I could only reflect on the thoughts of the Emperor after he was forced into a VW Beetle and removed from office. Like him I had been rejected.
When I finally began to receive my texts again, His Majesty sounded disappointed. “it was never my will for you to enter Addis Ababa for it was there that my people rejected me. Even that was not enough for them , my very blood was spilt and my bones broken in order to eradicate my memory. Yes, I may have come at the wrong time but I am going to change the time”.
It had all felt too much and tearfully I asked for his forgiveness and trust. His reply had been long and detailed but left me under a direct order to take his message to the capital of the modern World New York.
There was no time to lose , placing adverts ahead in all of New York’s papers, I was determined not to fail this time. Incredibly within days I had gathered a movement together of several thousand New Yorkers and I had not even set foot in the City yet! Even the dreaded social media showed a surprising interest. Their derogatory labeling giving me an almost celebrity status in the big Apple. The ‘ Empire of the White Rastas' had been born.
My instructions from the Emperor had now gathered a greater momentum. Bordering the plane for New York I felt an excitement which I had not known since Christmases as a child. A feeling of expectation and purpose which had eluded me for many years.
I found myself seated next to a most stunning African beauty. Liya was a young Ethiopian of Royal lineage. She had heard of my mission and was intrigued by the messages. Our meeting was to be more significant than I could ever imagine. During the long flight she was able to share her knowledge of Ethiopian religion and history with me in a way no book could ever do. I was especially captivated by her explanation of the 'Meskel’ the ancient ceremony of the true cross celebrated by Ethiopians all over the world in the form of a bonfire, and previously by the Emperor in Meskel Square Addis Ababa.
Astonishingly it was only then that it dawned on me what I had been given by Mengistu .The hidden treasure that the Emperor had disclosed was indeed something beyond any fortune he could have given away. It was in fact the remains of the Cross of Christ!
Carefully and with some discretion I retrieved the book within my holdall. Beautiful liya was asleep and I had not revealed my visit to Mengistu. After all I was in enough trouble with the authorities.
Inside the box encapsulated within a glass case was a tiny fragment of wood. Secretly, I held it within my hands, my heart pounding at the realisation of what was unravelling around me. History itself seemed to be in my hands. Me an ordinary guy from London and a journalist from an organisation that had helped bring Selassie down.
I cannot be sure but as I was returning the box I became aware that I was being watched. Startled, I looked quickly to my left where liya seemed to be stirring. Had she seen the box? I could not be sure , who was she anyway? Was it just a consequence that she had ended up next to me on the plane or could it be ..
The captain then made an announcement asking us to fasten seatbelts, for New York was on the horizon. The next few hours seemed to last a lifetime.
As my taxi drew outside the Ritz-Carlton opposite central park I recall feeling overwhelmed both at the size of the place but also my task ahead. Journalists had already got wind of my arrival as my adverts had been running for almost a week. Fighting back tiredness I gave an impromptu speech. Supporters flocked around me in the hotel lobby eager to gain from me a time and date for the Emperor's return. I remember starting to feel a little dizzy when out of the blue Liya appeared from nowhere. Clasping my hand firmly she led me up into a lift and finally into my suite.
Any apprehensions I had felt about her instantly disappeared and I was eternally grateful for her presence. Having settled me in with a drink she disclosed some disappointing news. I had been banned from attending the New York Meskel.
At first it had been hard to take in, after all this had been central to my mission. Feeling again dizzy Liya helped me into my bed her gentle words soothing away the shock. I cannot recall very much accept from a passionate kiss she gave me on the lips before I slipped into a deep sleep.
When I awoke it was evening and my head was in pain. When I tried to stand my body swayed and I knew instinctively that I had been drugged. My first thoughts were why was my baggage open on the floor. I grabbed for my holdall only to find to my horror that the Cross box had been taken.
Liya, liya it had to be liya! It was only then that I became aware of weeping in the lounge next to my bedroom. I had hired a suite which contained a set of rooms. On the sofa sat Liya curled up in a ball.
The conversation that followed was to shock me beyond anything I had experienced so far. Liya was in the paid employment of the Ethiopian secret service. She had been observing me since my meeting with Mengistu and I had been branded a danger to the current government. Incredibly though she had grown to like me very much and her former Royal lineage lent her a natural sympathy to my cause.
As we embraced I began to understand something of the danger that we were in. Agents would be arriving later tonight to retrieve the only remaining piece of the true cross which had been stolen by Mengistu from the Emperor while he was pleading for his life.
Liya was willing to risk her life for him. If the messages were true then a Meskel must be held over the site of the true cross in order for His Majesty to return. This would hale a Golden age for the World a New order of peace and prosperity.
There was only one thing for it Liya would need to hide the cross box somewhere until it was safe to return. It was she that came up with a plan to bury the cross box in central park. After all I had been banned from attending the Meskel being celebrated soon by the exiled Ethiopia community because the Ethiopian Government had got to the organisers.
We kissed again , the night would have been almost romantic if it it not been so terrifying. Outside on the balcony darkness was falling and everywhere the lights of the city glowed like stars.
In the distance I could make out the shadow of Liya entering the park. Then after what seemed to be an eternity I was relieved to see her quickly emerge. She looked up and waved and nodded to me , confirming that her task was completed. That was the last time I saw her alive.
After waiting for some time, I headed back down into the hotel lobby. One of the lifts had been jammed open and to my horror I could see Liya’s legs laying across the lobby surrounded by medics.
In truth I panicked after that , for it was certain that they would come after me. I quickly went into hiding.
Knowing that they could trace me through my mobile I consulted the Emperor. His reply was painful, I should not have not involved myself with Liya for this had been my mistake. I knew now that I must decrease so that he could increase. I threw my phone into the river having taken down the Emperor's last message.
Writing down this story today in New York central library I have mailed it using the cash I had left to an obscure address in Lincolnshire UK knowing that His Majesty was about to make contact with another of his subjects. My only instruction was that he should email the story to the New Yorker magazine and await the Emperor's messages.
This is our only hope of saving the World. For Rastafari must return for all people. And this story has to be published or my sacrifice will be in vain. For soon I will hand myself in. They will blame me for Liyas death and place me in a padded cell for my own protection.
They will think they have silenced me. That they have prevented his return. I pray you will know otherwise...
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2020.03.20 15:32 KingP103 EMPIRE OF THE WHITE RASTAS

Empire of the White Rasta's

📷
Empire of the White Rasta's
Clive Uckfield © 20/12/19
I remember it was around the time I lost my parents that the first message came. It was midnight and I must have fallen asleep reading a paperback when I was woken by a ping from my mobile. My bedside lamp was still on and the book I had been reading lay open on the floor.
Instinctively I remember reaching out for my mobile , flicking the message up as my eyes adjusted to the light.The words read “We are the King of Kings, the Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah, descendent of King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba”.. Shocked out of my sleep I can recall reading the text message over and over again. “We are the King of Kings , the Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah, descendent of King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba”.
Stunned, I let go of my of my phone and reached down grabbing for the book which had fallen off my bed. Still half asleep it slipped out of my hands again, landing open at a photo of the last Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie taken in the 1940s. His fine features and dignified pose impressing me. In the same way as his charisma had impressed World leaders, when he stood up to facism at the League of Nations after the Italian invasion.
Alarmingly, my phone started to ping again. That time I shot out of bed shaking with fear imagining I had been dreaming. Emotionally I had been all over the place. In fact, I felt as if my body had been paralysed with fright. You know, like seeing a ghost.
Reaching for my phone after that had been akin to picking up a red hot coal. But the second message had been more personal and comforting “do not be afraid, David, we are with you and through your voice the world will prepare for my return”.
To be honest at the time I began to think that perhaps this was some sort of sick joke from a colleague? Angrily, I remember messaging back. “Whoever you are get a life, this isn't funny”.
The next text had become more detailed and It was then that I finally realised that this was no joke “ David, do not fear for we are with you. We have chosen you to be my prophet, as my people will reject me. First of all forgiveness to the one who strangled me, an elderly man in my own bed. Then the restoration of our most valuable treasure . And finally, only then when the Meskel is truly celebrated in New York we will reveal myself to the world”.
After hearing that I can recall needing a drink! it was true I had studied the history of the Ethiopian Empire & the life of Selassie, the most recognised leader in African history. In truth, it was partly because of him that I became a journalist in the first place. But how could I accept that a dead man could be texting me in 2019!
You need to understand that I had been fascinated by the man for most of my life. The very night I had received the first text I had been reading about the Emperor's ordinary roots in a mud hut. To then being mysteriously chosen to lead this extraordinary nation for 60 years. A unique Empire in black Africa, which alone had remained free from the European powers for thousands of years.
But you know, the Emperor had been murdered in 1975? That was what was so incredible, I mean to believe that these texts were from a dead man who had never seen a computer! A man who had regularly visited US Presidents & World leaders. Telling me that he would return from the grave!
You can imagine now why I tried to find solace in alcohol. Yes I had also tried to make sense of what was happening by talking to my girlfriend Clara. But, as you can imagine, it wasn't long before she left me. Then one Monday morning I woke with a stinking headache. The Sun was shining through my half drawn curtains it was ten am London time! The phone was ringing. “ Why me, why” I found myself saying.
I will never forget that awkward silence at the end of the phone. It was my boss at the BBC, and he was not impressed! I think I explained about my parents & Clara , fighting back a combination of tears and exhaustion at the time. Finally I came away with an agreement to take a six month sabatical from my hectic role as a journalist.
After that, all I can remember is booking the first package holiday I could find. Flying from Heathrow I landed in Gibraltar the following night.
I am not sure why I headed to the beach under the light of the rock. But It was late and I had been hungry. Out at sea merchant ships were anchored for the night and I reminisced about my father who had been a radio officer in the merchant navy in the late sixties.
There was only one restaurant which was empty and the waiter obviously spoke little English. I did finally manage to order a steak. The manager was obviously a big Bob Marley fan for one of his albums played continuously in the background during the next few nights I visited.
One song though that really spoke to me from the album was the Rastafarian folk record‘ redemption song’ the words revealing a spiritual meaning each time it was played. Gradually, I began to write them down. ‘
Old Pirates yes they rob I.
Sold I to the merchant ships.
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong.
By the hand of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation triumphantly.
Won't you help to sing.
These songs of freedom.
Cause all I ever had
Redemption song.
I can recall that it was only then that my eyes were opened to the truth. Haile Selassies pre coronation name had been Ras (King) Tafari (name) or Rastafari which was where the Rastafarians or Rastas devolved their name. It was that night that I finally realised who the Emperor really was. And that I had been chosen to create a movement which social media were to mockingly label the ‘Empire of the White Rastas’.
This was why he had been trying to speak to me. It was then that I was able to surrender my will and accept the mission that he had prepared me for. In truth I felt humbled that I had been chosen. Using the Royal 'We’ which he always used when referring to himself the Emperor's wise words and fatherly voice had begun to enchant me.
Like the many students he had sent abroad to study, I felt he was preparing me for something special something huge. Yes, I was overwhelmed yet happy holding such a secret purpose.
The next message led me to Zimbabwe. Being an international journalist I had contacts in the area and the recent sale of my parent's former home enabled me to fund both my movements alongside my sabbatical.
Mengistu, had not been hard to find despite killing almost a million of his own people including the Emperor during the decades of his evil Marxist dictatorship. It wasn't long before I found that he was living in luxury in a suburb of the capital.
I arranged to meet him under false pretences using my BBC journalist ID. Entering his mansion it was hard to imagine how this man had ever called himself a marxist. As the opulence around him was pure hypocrisy given his Marxist beliefs. Quickly I had passed him a hand written message which His Majesty had texted me in Amharic. Mengistu had looked bewildered and his guards were soon supporting him into a chair.
A long silence had then entailed between us before he was able to speak. I told him the truth as I am telling you now as he continued to mumble “ how?” Eventually he regained his feet and disappeared into a back room. Appearing soon with an ancient book which he reluctantly handed to me before abruptly asking me to leave.
Outside in the taxi I opened the clip on the heavy book. To my surprise the book was actually hollowed out inside. Within this secret compartment was the key to this story. The Emperor had spoken of a hidden treasure which I had imagined to be financial. To my astonishment the book had revealed only a small package containing just a tiny piece of wood encrusted in a glass case.
I have to confess that the remainder of the trip had felt like a bit of an anti climax. How could this hold any key to the future? I remember thinking.
Strangely my mobile signal failed me for a few days and I decided off my own back to visit Ethiopia. Messaging ahead through social media I found myself creating an uproar in Addis Ababa the ancient capital of Ethiopia.
My vivid memory is of flying in over a beautiful mountain range as I approached Addis Ababa, to be disappointed by a welcome of just a dozen supporters and a much larger crowd of protesters. Soon we were heading with banners to the Jubilee Palace built by Selassie in the mid 50s.
The city was now modern and the population aggressive towards the large photos of Selassie we carried. I remember being shocked by the contrast with the images from YouTube of the Emperor in the 1960s driving past hundreds of prostrated subjects in his maroon Rolls Royce. To be greeted at the grounds of his Jubilee palace by his pet Lions and cheaters. Years of Marxist indoctrination had taken its toll.
Instead the day I arrived my social media announcement had backfired. And to my horror we were welcomed at the Palace by local officials and Police. It was a huge humiliation and I could only reflect on the thoughts of the Emperor after he was forced into a VW Beetle and removed from office. Like him I had been rejected.
When I finally began to receive my texts again, His Majesty sounded disappointed. “it was never my will for you to enter Addis Ababa for it was there that my people rejected me. Even that was not enough for them , my very blood was spilt and my bones broken in order to eradicate my memory. Yes, I may have come at the wrong time but I am going to change the time”.
It had all felt too much and tearfully I asked for his forgiveness and trust. His reply had been long and detailed but left me under a direct order to take his message to the capital of the modern World New York.
There was no time to lose , placing adverts ahead in all of New York’s papers, I was determined not to fail this time. Incredibly within days I had gathered a movement together of several thousand New Yorkers and I had not even set foot in the City yet! Even the dreaded social media showed a surprising interest. Their derogatory labeling giving me an almost celebrity status in the big Apple. The ‘ Empire of the White Rastas' had been born.
My instructions from the Emperor had now gathered a greater momentum. Bordering the plane for New York I felt an excitement which I had not known since Christmases as a child. A feeling of expectation and purpose which had eluded me for many years.
I found myself seated next to a most stunning African beauty. Liya was a young Ethiopian of Royal lineage. She had heard of my mission and was intrigued by the messages. Our meeting was to be more significant than I could ever imagine. During the long flight she was able to share her knowledge of Ethiopian religion and history with me in a way no book could ever do. I was especially captivated by her explanation of the 'Meskel’ the ancient ceremony of the true cross celebrated by Ethiopians all over the world in the form of a bonfire, and previously by the Emperor in Meskel Square Addis Ababa.
Astonishingly it was only then that it dawned on me what I had been given by Mengistu .The hidden treasure that the Emperor had disclosed was indeed something beyond any fortune he could have given away. It was in fact the remains of the Cross of Christ!
Carefully and with some discretion I retrieved the book within my holdall. Beautiful liya was asleep and I had not revealed my visit to Mengistu. After all I was in enough trouble with the authorities.
Inside the box encapsulated within a glass case was a tiny fragment of wood. Secretly, I held it within my hands, my heart pounding at the realisation of what was unravelling around me. History itself seemed to be in my hands. Me an ordinary guy from London and a journalist from an organisation that had helped bring Selassie down.
I cannot be sure but as I was returning the box I became aware that I was being watched. Startled, I looked quickly to my left where liya seemed to be stirring. Had she seen the box? I could not be sure , who was she anyway? Was it just a consequence that she had ended up next to me on the plane or could it be ..
The captain then made an announcement asking us to fasten seatbelts, for New York was on the horizon. The next few hours seemed to last a lifetime.
As my taxi drew outside the Ritz-Carlton opposite central park I recall feeling overwhelmed both at the size of the place but also my task ahead. Journalists had already got wind of my arrival as my adverts had been running for almost a week. Fighting back tiredness I gave an impromptu speech. Supporters flocked around me in the hotel lobby eager to gain from me a time and date for the Emperor's return. I remember starting to feel a little dizzy when out of the blue Liya appeared from nowhere. Clasping my hand firmly she led me up into a lift and finally into my suite.
Any apprehensions I had felt about her instantly disappeared and I was eternally grateful for her presence. Having settled me in with a drink she disclosed some disappointing news. I had been banned from attending the New York Meskel.
At first it had been hard to take in, after all this had been central to my mission. Feeling again dizzy Liya helped me into my bed her gentle words soothing away the shock. I cannot recall very much accept from a passionate kiss she gave me on the lips before I slipped into a deep sleep.
When I awoke it was evening and my head was in pain. When I tried to stand my body swayed and I knew instinctively that I had been drugged. My first thoughts were why was my baggage open on the floor. I grabbed for my holdall only to find to my horror that the Cross box had been taken.
Liya, liya it had to be liya! It was only then that I became aware of weeping in the lounge next to my bedroom. I had hired a suite which contained a set of rooms. On the sofa sat Liya curled up in a ball.
The conversation that followed was to shock me beyond anything I had experienced so far. Liya was in the paid employment of the Ethiopian secret service. She had been observing me since my meeting with Mengistu and I had been branded a danger to the current government. Incredibly though she had grown to like me very much and her former Royal lineage lent her a natural sympathy to my cause.
As we embraced I began to understand something of the danger that we were in. Agents would be arriving later tonight to retrieve the only remaining piece of the true cross which had been stolen by Mengistu from the Emperor while he was pleading for his life.
Liya was willing to risk her life for him. If the messages were true then a Meskel must be held over the site of the true cross in order for His Majesty to return. This would hale a Golden age for the World a New order of peace and prosperity.
There was only one thing for it Liya would need to hide the cross box somewhere until it was safe to return. It was she that came up with a plan to bury the cross box in central park. After all I had been banned from attending the Meskel being celebrated soon by the exiled Ethiopia community because the Ethiopian Government had got to the organisers.
We kissed again , the night would have been almost romantic if it it not been so terrifying. Outside on the balcony darkness was falling and everywhere the lights of the city glowed like stars.
In the distance I could make out the shadow of Liya entering the park. Then after what seemed to be an eternity I was relieved to see her quickly emerge. She looked up and waved and nodded to me , confirming that her task was completed. That was the last time I saw her alive.
After waiting for some time, I headed back down into the hotel lobby. One of the lifts had been jammed open and to my horror I could see Liya’s legs laying across the lobby surrounded by medics.
In truth I panicked after that , for it was certain that they would come after me. I quickly went into hiding.
Knowing that they could trace me through my mobile I consulted the Emperor. His reply was painful, I should not have not involved myself with Liya for this had been my mistake. I knew now that I must decrease so that he could increase. I threw my phone into the river having taken down the Emperor's last message.
Writing down this story today in New York central library I have mailed it using the cash I had left to an obscure address in Lincolnshire UK knowing that His Majesty was about to make contact with another of his subjects. My only instruction was that he should email the story to the New Yorker magazine and await the Emperor's messages.
This is our only hope of saving the World. For Rastafari must return for all people. And this story has to be published or my sacrifice will be in vain. For soon I will hand myself in. They will blame me for Liyas death and place me in a padded cell for my own protection.
They will think they have silenced me. That they have prevented his return. I pray you will know otherwise...
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