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    The Highwomen
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    The Howard Stern Show

    Published on Aug 7, 2019

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    Sasquatch Language: Radical Translation of the Barry-Morehead Tapes | Scott Nelson

    LECTURE DESCRIPTION:

    We have verified that these creatures use language by the human definition of it. The months of hard work that we have put into the study of the Berry/Morehead tapes is finally coming to fruition. The analysis is finished, although I am still working on parts of the final write-up such as frequency count tables, morpheme lists, etc.

    I believe that the study of these tapes will never (and should never) end. With the recognition and acceptance that these creatures do indeed speak and understand a complex language, a greater effort will be made to collect voice recordings and our analysis of the language will improve. Now that we have a precedent and techniques established for this study, this process will certainly become easier.

    BIO:

    Scott Nelson is retired from the U.S. Navy as a Crypto-Linguist with over 30 years’ experience in Foreign Language and Linguistics, including the collection, transcription, analysis and reporting of voice communications. He is a two time graduate of the U.S. Navy Cryptologic Voice Transcription School (Russian and Spanish) and has logged thousands of hours of voice transcription in his target languages as well as in Persian. He is currently teaching Russian, Spanish, Persian, Philosophy and Comparative Religions at Wentworth College in Missouri.

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    Stop making sense ...

    How Tom Steyer would fight climate change, gun violence and corporate corruption

    PBS NewsHour


    "Tom Steyer is a billionaire philanthropist and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Perhaps best known for his efforts to impeach President Trump, Steyer sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why he believes government in Washington, D.C., is “broken,” how to get corporate cash out of American democracy, criticism of his hedge fund history and the need for aggressive action on climate change."

    Published on Aug 7, 2019

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    “Hate has no place in our country!”

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    REO Brothers - In My Life | The Beatles


    Published on Aug 6, 2019

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    Back to the monkey business ...


    Trump Is Suing California to Keep His Taxes Secret

    And other funny stories ...


    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    Published on Aug 7, 2019

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    Science proves we’re getting high on hate | 60 Minutes Australia


    To slightly bastardise that famous Hollywood movie line: Australians are as mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore! As Charles Wooley discovers, these days social media is giving instant - and deafening - voice to our outrage. There's a lot that we're angry about and we don't miss when we spit our venom. But are we going too far? Is getting high on hate now killing free speech?
    Published on Aug 8, 2019

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    The Smashing Pumpkins Perform 'Knights Of Malta'

    Published on Aug 8, 2019

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    My brother gets off on poking at the weakness of others and then laughing about it. And he blames others for 'letting him take advantage'.

    This is not how we were raised.

    Anger and hate allow people to fail to take responsibility for the things they do.

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    Lots of news items covered in the latest ...


    Scientists Announce Human-Monkey Hybrids - #NewWorldNextWeek

    Published on Aug 8, 2019

    19:40 minutes



    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ0oo_87Mgo



    Welcome back to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy
    that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.

    This week ...


    Referenced links:

    Story #1: We’re All Enemies of the State - Draconian Laws, Precrime & Surveillance State
    https://bit.ly/2OHJiYK

    The Rise of the American Gestapo: Has It Already Happened Here?
    https://bit.ly/2MvRHMt

    Story #2: Kashmir Krisis - India Scraps Special Status for Kashmir In Step Pakistan Calls Illegal
    https://reut.rs/2MLzNoP

    False Flags Over Kashmir: Prelude to WWIII?
    https://bit.ly/2KnYlTn

    India’s Lower House Ratifies Bill to Split IHK
    https://bit.ly/2KyuCG9

    Jammu &Kashmir Reorganisation Bill-2019
    https://bit.ly/2GUa5uK

    Experts Question Legality of India's Changes In Kashmir
    https://abcn.ws/2yQxKrj

    Pakistan PM Warns of War With India Over Kashmir Crackdown
    https://bit.ly/33iqjr9

    China, Pakistan Slam India's Move to Change Kashmir's Special Status
    https://reut.rs/2KmST3i

    “Everything Has Been Lost. Except Our Resolve to Fight Back”: Shah Faesal on Kashmir
    https://bit.ly/2yMA8zo

    Chinese State Media Blames CIA For Violent Hong Kong Protests
    https://bit.ly/2MLxhPn

    Story #3: First Human-Monkey Chimera Raises Concern Among Scientists
    https://bit.ly/2MCBTYk

    El País: Spanish Scientists Create Human-Monkey Chimera In China
    https://bit.ly/2LVqBi2

    Scientists Get Green Light to Create Human-Animal Hybrids In Japan
    https://bit.ly/2Klirxo

    Japan Approves First Human-Animal Embryo Experiments
    https://go.nature.com/2Yk1mrC

    CDC Shuts Down All High-Level Research At Fort Detrick Amid Fears Of Release Via Wastewater
    https://bit.ly/33lGsfu

    NY Resident Dies After Contracting Powassan, a Rare Tick-Borne Illness
    https://bit.ly/2MNGt5S

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    The Unheard ‘Abbey Road’: An
    Exclusive Preview of Beatles’
    Expanded Final Masterpiece

    ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ of group’s last album to include outtakes, demos and
    angry neighbors complaining about the late-night noise ..
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    Fifty years ago today, on August 8th, 1969, the Beatles walked back and forth across a street they knew well: Abbey Road. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr lined up and crossed a few times, while a cop held up traffic, right outside the studio where they were already booked to show up for work that day. The whole photo session took only 10 minutes. Yet this became their most iconic image: sky of blue, trees of green. It sums up the sunny confidence of the most popular album the Beatles ever made — which also turned out to be the last. Abbey Road turned a zebra-stripe crosswalk on an ordinary London street into holy ground. Oh, that magic feeling.

    Fifty years later, the Abbey Road story takes a new turn with the revelatory Super Deluxe Edition, which drops on September 27th in time for the anniversary. It sheds new light on the essential weirdness of this music — how did the Beatles create such warmth and beauty while they were in the middle of breaking up? “It’s the Last Supper,” producer Giles Martin, son of the late George Martin, tells Rolling Stone. “It’s having great sex with an ex-girlfriend. They said, ‘Let’s do one last great thing.’”

    The new Abbey Road edition follows the model of the Sgt. Pepper and White Album sets from the past couple of years. And like them, it explores the vaults to find fresh surprises in music you think you already know by heart. It’s the Beatles’ best-selling album —but it’s also a bittersweet finale from four friends preparing to go their separate ways forever. It’s their farewell — but you can also hear the smiles returning to their faces. The last time John, Paul, George and Ringo played together was when they cut “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” Yet all four were on fire as songwriters — even Ringo, who contributes “Octopus’ Garden.” The music has a childlike warmth. “Abbey Road is a kids’ album,” Martin nods. “Come Together’ is a blues groove — but it’s also my 11-year-old daughter’s favorite Beatle song.”

    There’s a new mix from Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos. There’s a coffee-table book with Paul McCartney’s foreword. There’s also 23 outtakes and demos to enhance the original album. Compared to Sgt. Pepper or the White Album, the sessions were orderly and civilized. George Martin, still wary after the madness of 1968, agreed to come back and produce only if they promised to be on their best behavior. So these outtakes don’t include the same kind of far-flung studio experiments. “They’re not really jamming,” Giles Martin says. “It’s not like the White Album — with this record, maybe to protect against arguments, they had a pretty damn good idea about the direction each song was going to go in before they recorded it.”

    In early 1969, the Beatles tried to make Get Back, the album that turned into Let It Be. It turned into open warfare, nearly ripping the band apart. It was Paul who talked the others into giving it one more go. “They came in knowing that this was the end,” Martin says. “There was never the illusion that this was going to be the big start of something new.”

    But since these four boys were the Beatles, they couldn’t stop showing off — for each other, for the world, for themselves. So facing the final curtain just fired up their competitive edge. “There wasn’t that element of continuation: ‘We’ll put it out, then do something else.’ It wasn’t the White Album, where it feels like, ‘This is where we are right now, and where we’ll be in six months time, who knows, but we’re on this journey and this is part of the journey,’” says Giles Martin. “They knew this was it. The way I would explain it is, you’ve only got a certain number of breaths or heartbeats left in your life, and you want to make sure they’re important. That’s the essence of Abbey Road — they knew how important it was.”

    1:04 minutes


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQCfZ4uAAuE


    In a previous unheard version of “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” the Beatles bash away at John’s heaviest riff in Soho’s Trident Studios, at top volume. But this posh address is a little different from Abbey Road — the session gets interrupted by neighbors complaining about the late-night noise. Surprisingly, John agrees to turn it down, after one more take. He tells the band, “The loud one — last go. Last chance to be loud!” Martin says, “It’s so funny — he’s so polite. He should have said, ‘Fuck off, we’re the Beatles!’”

    The studio banter brings the sessions to life — even at this late stage, the lads can’t resist trying to crack each other up. When it’s time for a coffee break, one of Paul’s ballads turns into “You never give me your coffee.” John plays around with “Polythene Pam,” sneering, “His sister Bernice works in the furnace.” “I like trying to find as much speech as possible — it humanizes it,” Martin says. “You hear John Lennon talk, then he suddenly starts singing, and you think: It’s that fucking simple? That’s all I have to do? He just starts singing and it makes the sound of John Lennon? There’s no process there? It’s the same microphone? There’s no switch being turned? I think that changes it. You listen to “I Want You (She’s So Heavy), when they stop and start talking. Wait — these people are making that noise?”

    The extras also include Paul demos for two hits he gave away — “Goodbye” for Mary Hopkins and “Come and Get It” for Badfinger. There are three takes of “Her Majesty.” (But if you’re among the many fans who consider “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” a pataphysical gaffe, don’t necessarily get your hopes up that Take 12 will change your mind.) Maybe Ringo couldn’t have written “Octopus’ Garden” without a little help from his friend George — but he still deserves an eight-tentacled round of applause.

    3:38 minutes


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0yJipVqktI


    The Quiet One brought in only two tunes — as John sniped in NME at the time, “George has got songs he’s been trying to get on our records since 1920.” But they turned out to be the best-loved highlights, “Here Comes The Sun” and “Something.” In fact, George might deserve the credit for the album’s quality — he threw a scare into the others. “They’re pretty bloody big songs,” Martin says. “It must have shaken things up for John and Paul — they were nothing if not competitive. There’s no question that the catalyst for their demonic level of songwriting here was ‘Something’ and ‘Here Comes the Sun.’”

    They’re not at all like George’s White Album or Pepper songs — they’re broad, emotionally direct, not the least bit quizzical. (For that matter, they don’t sound like the solo songs he was already demoing for All Things Must Pass.) But in itself, that’s a sign he was leaving the Beatles behind. After his bitter experience trying to get them to play “All Things Must Pass” at the Get Back sessions —John responded by ignoring him and plucking a Chuck Berry riff until George stormed out — he wasn’t bringing them his personal cosmic riddles anymore. As Giles Martin says, “He was planning his solo album. He knew what his next plan was. He was definitely fed up with life with John and Paul. And the Beatles didn’t function without John and Paul functioning.”



    John was also stretching himself — he added the harmony ballads “Because” and “Sun King,” as if he knew this was his last chance to write songs for these three voices to sing together. These are Beatle songs, very different from anything he’d write for himself and Yoko to sing. For John and George, this was their last chance to be Beatles; instead of battling for self-expression, they came together. For “The End,” all three trade off guitar solos, tracking it live — Paul, George and John, in that order.

    As on the Pepper and White Album sets, Ringo nearly steals the show. His drums have their own track, for one thing — crazy as it seems, this was the first (and only) album the Beatles recorded on eight-track, a little late in the game. “It’s much bigger-sounding — eight tracks, a transistor desk. It’s the only Beatles album that was recorded in stereo — there’s no mono version.” Giles Martin points out a sonic detail that jumps out from the new mix of “Something”: you can hear Paul play the high-hats in the middle eight. “Ringo is playing toms with both hands, and then in the middle bit, Paul goes over to hit the high-hat. It took the two of them to play drums on that bit.”

    But for all the team spirit on Abbey Road, there’s something wistful. Paul’s sense of loss is all over the Side Two suite, right up to “The End” itself. “You do get the impression with Abbey Road that Paul was trying to hold on to the dream — and my dad as well.” Giles makes the argument that it resembles George Martin’s subsequent work rather than theirs. “Sonically, it’s more like his work with [the band] America. Abbey Road has that precision — everything’s in tune, it has the right fit, and that’s how he liked things to be.”

    But the Beatles and their producer were heading into the unknown — as if cramming in all the experiments they knew they’d never get a second chance to try together. In the middle of Side Two, Paul sings, “Soon we’ll be away from here / Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.” On Abbey Road, all of them sneak a look back at the past they’ve shared. And then — walking as boldly as they do on the album cover — they cross the road into the future.

    Source: rollingstone.com

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    Mysterious Universe Podcast


    "Since the early 1960s groundbreaking research has been made into the claims of children recalling past lives. After decades of research, Dr. James Matlock believes he has come up with a data based theory to explain reincarnation and its associated phenomena. From "soul hijackings" to unwanted spirit guests, nothing is taboo on this episode of Mysterious Universe."

    Full show Notes: https://bit.ly/2M9n3ZU


    About: Dr. James Matlock

    Reincarnation research has become my central interest and the subject of my books and major academic contributions, but I did not start off with it. From early in my life, I aspired to be a creative writer. I remember dictating stories to my mother before I could write them down myself. I held to the dream of writing fiction until after I graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in English in 1977.

    I came close to graduating with a second B.A. in Psychology, but the Skinnerian operant conditioning to which I was introduced in my experimental psychology classes put me off. After I left Emory, I began to read in the New Age literature that was coming out in the 1970s. I found it harder than I had anticipated to make a living as a writer, though, and by the end of the 1970s, had given up on fiction and was thinking about trying nonfiction instead. I recall going to my local library in Arlington, VA, looking for a topic to write about. That is when I discovered reincarnation. Reincarnation in turn led (through the writings of Ian Stevenson) to learning about academic parapsychology, and I began to read intensively in that field ... More here


    Published on Aug 9, 2019

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    This Week On Howard: Whitney Cummings, ‘Bagel Boss Guy,’
    and Robin's Birthday Dinner


    The Howard Stern Show
    Published on Aug 9, 2019

    In the Top Noine moments from this week’s Stern Show: Howard interviews Whitney Cummings, the “Bagel Boss Guy” faces off against Shuli Egar, Robin Quivers’ birthday causes an office controversy, and Memet Walker joins Benjy Bronk at a Peloton class.

    0:38 - Robin's Birthday Dinner
    3:43 - Why Whitney Cummings Quit 'Roseanne'
    5:50 - Sal Gets Philosophical
    10:03 - The Highwomen Cover Fleetwood Mac
    12:38 - Brent Records Sex with Wife
    17:23 - Staffers Challenge 'Bagel Boss Guy'
    19:52 - Benjy Takes Memet to Peloton
    23:00 - Shuli Takes Brent to Soccer Game
    25:16 - This Week in Howard History
    29:00 - Robin Leaves Ronnie Off Guest List
    32:57 minutes


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