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FEMINIST PORN DOESN’T EXIST and RULE 34 is a LIE. FIGHT ME LibFems and Scrotes!!

2020.09.23 08:40 TheOGJammies FEMINIST PORN DOESN’T EXIST and RULE 34 is a LIE. FIGHT ME LibFems and Scrotes!!

We’ve taken a vocal Anti-Porn stance on this sub for which we’re often criticized by LibFems and Scrotes alike. Our detractors claim that porn can be feminist and that there’s porn out there that caters to women too.
So as an experiment, I actively looked around at recommended "feminist" porn sites to see if I had somehow misjudged.
I was hoping, somewhere in the teaming mass of female exploitation, there was some oasis of female catering porn so I could finally learn how porn is supposed to "enhance" my sex life, like all the Sex Pozzy Libfems keep claiming it’s going to but never has.
I started with a list from Glamour mag which detailed 15 porn sites I'm supposed to Enjoy:
15 Porn Sites for Women That You’ll Really, Really Enjoy
THE LIES. I looked through all these porn sites and I didn’t enjoy SHIT.
I honestly can’t tell the difference at all from regular ass porn and so-called “feminist” porn. How do I know it’s feminist? Some of the women don't wax as much?
There is one site that advertises that it's feminist because the women "choose" the porn actors they want to have sex with, but its behind an expensive pay wall. So .... if I want to see women who actually might be enjoying sex with someone they want to fuck, I gotta pay a premium? But they still want me to watch the rest of their free shit now that I know those women don’t really like the dudes they’re being paid to have sex with that much because otherwise they’d charge me to see it? 🤔
What’s especially wild is how they advertise the site with more naked women than men! Why are all the landing pages the same old T&A display and female objectification? This porn is supposed to be for straight women, right?? WHY am I looking at titties and vaginas STILL?!
Clearly the first part of the experiment was a complete failure, so I decided to search by my specific fantasies and see if I could find something that way. I settled on two scenarios to research:
Scene 1: All you can eat Buffet
Two brown skin dudes with goatees and washboard abs eating one pussy from the front to the back. Both straight - I don’t want to see any man on man sex. They can be any kind of medium Brown Skin as in Polynesian, Latino, Black, Italian, etc.
Scene 2: Suitor Fight Club
15 fine ass dudes in tight jeans and no shirt in a warehouse fight until only one is left standing to the amusement of one lucky woman who watches from a throne. She rides the one who wins like a prize horse and the others have to watch in shame and silence knowing they will have to try again next week. Some of them cry from frustration. And not fake tears. I want them to chest heave like an NBA player after a game 7 loss to a buzzer beater shot.
Surely, Rule 34 of the Internet should apply here right? If it exists, there should be porn of it!
WRONG. RULE 34 IS A LIE TOO!
First off, what is this kind of sex even called? It’s easy to find two women giving a man a blow job but two men and one woman? SUSPICIOUSLY LACKING IN INVENTORY.
Secondly, what do I even search to find the specific physical qualities I like in men?
Where is the MALE objectification? Why can't I search videos by peen size and shape organized into clickable categories for me?
What about racial categories? What about body type? Hair color? Facial hair preferences? Jawline? Is there some kind of conspiracy against straight women having physical preferences? Do they assume we don’t have any?
So trying to find my specific physical sexual preferences was a near impossible task to begin with, and then trying to narrow that down to a specific type of sex scene made it fully impossible.
So in conclusion, FEMINIST PORN DOES NOT EXIST and RULE 34 is a LIE.
At this point, I'm convinced labeling porn as feminist is a form of indoctrination: it’s like they are trying to make women accustomed and compatible to mainstream porn by tricking us into believing we’re being progressive by watching it.
But truthfully, It’s all irredeemable male pandering male gazey female exploiting unimaginative garbage and we’re missing literally NOTHING by not having it in our relationships.
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2020.08.19 20:29 Yung_LalaKey Avatar Next Generation Benders, Personal Fan Fiction

The Setting
Time: Futuristic world of the avatar. Several generations after Korra's death. Year 3000 equivalent.
Location: "Spiritus City" futurized city
Located right off of the coast of the Si Wong Desert on the East coast. In between the eastern air temple and the foggy swamp.
Spiritus City, major part of the earth kingdom but seen also as an influential seat in the united republic of nations on the west coast, it is the 2nd largest integrated city in the world next to new republic city. It is a thriving city filled with different terrain: Mostly desert sands, strong winds, and high heat from the si wong desert, but the city is separated from the dessert by a wide mountain range. And is significantly cooled down by breezes from beautiful ocean right off of the coast. The mix of the high winds and waves are perfect for competitive waterbending sports; such as a popular surfing variant called "x". Also nearby are nice lushes forests just outside the city towards the swampland which is located just miles away. Spiritus City is a bustling hub of cultural diversity and progress, but is also a great place for vacation to enjoy various activities or to just soak in the great climate.
Years after the death of avatar Korra the world has made many advancements. New republic city is no longer the only integrated bender city but just one of many in every nation of the world. But nations and benders still carry certain character traits from long instilled traditions depending on cultural heritage.
Including variants such as swamp benders(hicks compared to eurocentric northern water tribe, and [the newer, but still very accomplished, especially athletic] southern water tribe), sand benders (discriminated working class [one stereo type is they have difficulty metal bending and the newer magnet bending] and they have different customs and culture than most earth benders), and the sun warriors(Polynesian-mesoamerican firebenders). But also new cultures of mixed bender households.
The Characters
Note: Book one the young avatars will be in their adolescent ages 13-14 throughout this book perfecting their earthbending in its different forms and their own unique styles. Time period of 2-3 years
Team Avatar I
Tadara(to pray or be humble in Arabic) 13
Brown hair with a golden yellow hue in his eyes clearly sandbender decent as seen in his brown skin and hair, but has the flare of a fire bender in his eyes.
He is of sandbendesunwarrior heritage. He and his family are relatively new to the city, but he is one of the top scholars who is depending on his intelligence to get a further education and improve his family's life style. Kind of a loner he has acquaintances but not many real friends. He mostly just has followers of his online blog. He has a crush on one girl that is friends with other avatar, because they share several interests such as “TyMei" martial arts training and both are aspiring engineers, but she is too popular or too high class for him to think to pursue. He is born and raised in a ghetto, but doesn't fit in and works really hard in his self expression through blogging, practicing his artistic expression at school, and working on fixing tech from a young age to be up to date and innovative.
His earthbending style is more precise focusing on the smaller mechanisms like grains of sand or the precision of smaller working metal and magnets within technology, and keeps his emotions in check to repress his destructive lava bending abilities.
His very few friends are diverse individuals not very popular but have intelligence and artistic talent.
Tawk 14 (flunked a year in the past)
A swamp bender country boy with a strong accent who is proud of his water bender heritage of the swamps and its history and expresses the importance and pride of the assistance of his people in the hundred year war against the fire nation, and expresses it openly and ignorantly. Says stupid things sometimes, but is very politically aware, strongly opinionated and is a talented plant bender and an aspiring actor.
Gets bullied by other benders, and he starts to hold resentment that develops into something dark. Then when he grows up to have influence and esteem as a famous actopolitician. He could be mistaken for a waterbender who thrives and has money and power, but really comes from a poor yet proud family that has "Swamp Courtesy." (Midwest values)
Yin-yue (music in chinese) that no one can seem to pronounce correctly so she goes by Yi. 12(advanced one year previously)
An airbender hippie raver from the northern air temple who has a strange accent. She always looks high and sounds high. Very whimsical and happy go lucky. One with the world and what not. She looks like she could be a descendent of the traveling band. She wears flower crowns and accessories all the time. And has long flowing brown locks and sky blue pupils. A talented musician she uses airbending in new innovative ways to become a whole orchestra by herself. Thrives because she is a genius, but doesn't put enough work into anything and doesn't work very well with others or being limited by the system. Free Spirit.
Grows up to become famous musician. Maybe has extremely conservative parents that push her to be reserved and religious. They are airbender akalites who own a music shop. Later on in the series, she does something to get kicked out of home and is one of many homeless teenagers.
Avatar Team II
These three have been going to school together since grade school and have always gotten along. They were brought together from same social circles and sports activities. They know each other through and through, know each others families, and thought process so they can communicate without words even amongst other people.
Jin Nan(hard, difficult in Chinese)13
Black hair, pale complexion, and bright green eyes. He looks like he could be of bei fong decent but is of no relation.
Growing up in a middle class comfort but still has single working class mother, who is very proud and encouraging of his achievements, but is also constantly pressing him to be conscious of how he carries himself. By day he is a very popular jock who thrives by exploiting his talents and gets by through passing his studies on his wit and mostly his charm. At night he rebels from society by getting into trouble staying out late tagging and hanging out with hoodlums.
He is a lazy, stubborn, hard headed individual but values his friends and family greatly underneath his cool guy facade.
Like metal his earth bending is very big and shiny, but unlike metal it is not very refined. He showboats a lot to show off his bending prowess. Also integrates his bending into his skating, using metal bending and magnet bending to skate on pipe lines on edges of roofs, up walls, and everywhere else.
Gets tatted up in teenage years. Maybe joins a gang.
Koa (Hawaiian for brave) 13
Mostly looks and dresses like a southern water bender. But he is a man with the build of a earthbender samoan, dark black hair of a fire bender, brown skin and the blue eyes of a water tribesmen or white eyes of an airbender. Good at all probending sports especially the most popular sport in the globe (a polo/rugby variant) called "Benderball". He is a very talented water bender, is very popular jock and acts foolish in front of others but has a good heart and gentle soul with very strong family values because of several siblings and diverse family. His family the epitome of a modern integrated family in Spiritus City being of a mix of a water bender and earthbender and having uncles and aunts who are of several different bending decent, fire nation, earth kingdom, air nomads, and water tribe. Most of his relatives are of Southern water tribe decent, but all of his other relatives and offspring of mixed bending roots are not discriminated against in the family because they are all held together by strong family values. He also volunteers as a youth coach for youth sports.
His waterbender heritage can be seen in his appearance at first glance and through his go with the flow easygoing spirit, but all of these racial traits don't matter to him when playing sports, and he is acknowledged and praised as a leader of men and is captain of his sports teams.
Deals with stereotypes and people talking about different racial slurs and how he partakes and personally feels about them. Becomes a pro athlete/ social activist. Maybe gets airbender tattoos eventually
Jura (arabic for grit or courage) non bending girl(sand bending heritage)12
Born and raised 2nd generation or later sandbender heritage, Spiritus citizen. Good at martial arts(TyMei) [which combines chi blocking, ufc mixed martial arts fighting, and innovatively using your surrounding as weapons to attack], bending/non-bending gymnastics is her forte and uses modern bending tools to display forms of fire,lightning,metal bending, and water bending into her gymnastics flawlessly. She also is good at hacking computer systems and is knowledgeable in the mechanics of vehicles. Overachiever, popular, "it" girl with attitude, active in several clubs, and her class representative all 4 years of high school. Poised, kind to most, disciplined, entitled to her opinion, badass. This girl can put the boys in their place with her glare because she has had history of assaulting benders with her master chi blocking ever since early adolescence, which has traumatized her close guy friends. Attends same cultural religious services and goes to same martial arts training as other avatar, Tadara. They have the same cultural heritage but different backgrounds.
Maybe has father in the military.
Pilot
Book 1 Substance(Earth)
First season will elaborate on Spiritus City inner struggles with educating the next gen of benders the "hidden" war to find a treasure in the spirit world and the different interests from all over the world involved, and also integrating newest technologies across the globe. Open up episodes for character introductions and character analysis. The characters not learning that they are avatar until the end of the first book.
The opening scene is of a battle between the last avatar of chaos and the last avatar of order. But not korra to show much time has passed. Each avatar containing the spirit of vaatu and the spirit of raava in a new spirit realm that is severely distorted.
Rava (form of old bearded white man in water tribe formal garb): You cannot release this power. It will destroy the world.
Vaatu(form of young woman in water tribe warrior garb): That is not for you to decide Rava.
Clash!
The avatars both parrish at the same time.
Then the next generation is born. Cuts to a baby crying being born on transportation going from the desert sands going into Spiritus city and simotaniously another baby crying at the same time in a hospital to a single mother within Spiritus City.
Another cut to several years later a sandbender boy named Tadara (arabic. to pray or be humble) awakens bright and early to do his stretches on the rooftop, practicing his sandbender yoga forms to the rising of the sun. As he changes forms sand flies elegantly around him. As he breathes and moves there are several meditation hums, which ends with a bow and the sand returning to the floor, and then he goes downstairs to get to work in his father's repair shop before school. Using magnet bending to fix large parts of refrigerators and washing machines, but his specialty is in cellphones and other tech with very small parts. He carefully and easily puts things together and in place smoothly and precisely to fix the inner mechanics or more commonly to just switch out a phone screen and deal with unruly customers, and then afterwards rushes to school to get there early. As he walks, he picks up his only 2 friends on the way.
Hailing from the ghettos of West Spiritus a bustling hub of foreigners and poorer class citizens. Mixed ethnicities mostly Sand people, but also many other foreigners. Tadara walks with his friends Tawk and Yin-Yue. They see people get arrested, people getting jumped and mugged and pass lots of local stores before getting into school.
Bell rings.
Cuts back to another boy waking up super late, hair messy. This boy is Jin Nan. He dresses quickly and then skates to school. Uses earthbending, metal bending, and magnet bending to take shortcuts up sewer drains, over rooftops, and to form several adobe ramps to make it in time for the last bell. Which turns out to be the lunch bell. Confident that he made it to lunch break he hangs amongst the popular kids in the quad. He sits beside his best friends.
As Jin sits nashalauntly on the table, he gives a secret handshake to Koa and his other jock friends. Jura sitting close by amongst several girls rolls her eyes and faces towards him.
Jura: Jin Nan! You are late..again! When are you going to get it through that Metal Skull of yours? If you don't pass the next World History test you won't be able to play in the last few games of Benderball this season. And if you think I'm going to just let you cheat off of me, you better think again.
Jin: You know you're a bummer Jura, why don't you go dance your way off the nearest building.
*her glare sharpens sending chills down Jin’s spine and he straightens up his posture
*he makes an apologetic face
Jin: I'm just kidding around Jura. I've just been so wiped out from putting in work during probending practice everyday that it makes it impossible to wake up on time.
Jura: Don't give me that RhinoHog dung Jin. I am a part of the school's gymnastics team, mechanics club, coding program, PolyNation organization, have been class representative 2 years in a row, and go to “TyMai" training daily and I still manage to get here on time.
Jin: That's not fair you've always been extra in everything to compensate for your inability to bend.
Group of teens: ooooo
Jura: Ha! What are we in the 18th century? Little boy nonbenders have been thriving for several generations, thank you very much. If you showed up for class you probably would know these things. And if you're looking for a fight, I can take you and any other bender on all by myself.
Everyone: Oooo *uproar
Jura: Don't think that I don't know where you've been hanging out late at night. Don't make me tell your mother.
Jin: *sinks from up top the table into the floor and under the table
Whispers..."sorry" Jura:what was that i didn't quite hear you?! Jin: I'm Sorry. *Smiling up at her. Jura smirks back and then gets up and walks away with several girls following.
Koa comes over and puts his arm on Jin Jin:Damn Jura always "zapping" me in front of everyone.. Koa: You know she only tells you because she cares, and she knows that if she didn't do it so loudly that you wouldn't listen.
Girls walk passed and Jin's eyes follow.
Jin: What were you saying Koa?! I wasn't listening. Give me a sec while i restore my "flow".(benderpun)dignity/pride/swag
Slides off following the girls. Koa: Nevermind…
Bell Rings and at lunch time the other 3 friends sit with other misfits. In another school on a bench under a tree.
A group of thug looking teenagers who look 3 or 4 years older than everyone else approach the group, and everyone puts their head down except Tadara who doesnt pay them any mind and continues eating.
They start picking on random kids. And everyone keeps minding their own business like it was normal.
But then they come over to Tawk who is carrying around a plant with a sprouting bud in a pot and they drop it on the floor and yell racial slurs at him.
Tawk starts tearing up but he doesn't say anything or cry. He just stares at the broken pot and they start laughing.
Tadara gets up and tells them to pick it up.
The bullies keep laughing
And then the biggest bully says “or what?!”
As they mad dog each other everyone else just stares and smiles.
The dirt starts shaking.
Dirt from the plant turns into a rockfist and knocks the bully in the jaw and sends him flying.
His friends rush at Tadara and he dodges most of their shots. He continues to throw the dirt and metal around him to hit all of the goons. Tawk uses the water in a nearby fountain to help and also nearby tree branches but he takes more hits then he deals out.
Yi sits a few feet away with her earbuds on not aware of the fight.
The big bully gets up enraged and throws lightning bolt straight at Tadara and he flies over to Yi, unplugging her music.
She sees the fight and screams "WTF!" blowing everyone else in the general vicinity away. Clearing the way for security and administration to storm in and stop the fight by lightly bending the kids into submission.
Cuts to everyone sitting quietly in the administration office.
Bully talks to Tadara and they come to terms and bully has respect for Tadara.
Whistle blows.
Jin and Koa are in Benderball practice running drills with their coach.
Koa and Jin's playing are always in sync and they greatly outshine all the other players. But in this opening scene Koa will not be shown.
Jin’s athletic skills will be highlighted in the first scene and the rules of Benderball explained. After the rules are explained, Jin is seen being passed the ball and racing down the field. Juking all the players using his bending flawlessly and perfectly anticipating his opponents moves. It all looks very slick, but he constantly unnecessarily showboats and plays as if he is on the field solo and after he scores he practices his victory dance. The sound of a whistle blows and a stubby man with a beard calls the team to come in and the coach critiques the team, and then singles out Jin for showboating and not working with his teammates.
Jin shrugs it off and then makes up some excuse for being better than everyone else and his teammates all glare at him and Koa just puts his head in his hands and shakes his head.
After practice the jocks talk to Jin, telling him not to show off anymore or else. 3or4 of them leading the fight but a few more following Jin says something smug and they all get heated start flaring fire, forming water, and pulling off the metal lockers. And almost get into a fight when Koa comes walking out of the shower shocked at the situation and immediately floods the water from the shower into the locker room. In the background a girlish scream can be heard from the showers. Koa bends the water into the locker room to freeze all the athletes before they fight. He tells them to cut it out and deal with this outside of school where they won't jeopardize the team.
Koa melts the water and everyone backs away. Koa scolds Jin and Jin just shrugs his shoulders as if he didnt know why those guys were upset at him.
Cuts to Tadara and friends walk home.
Tawk: I don't want to go home just yet guys the principal called my mom and I already know that she's going to bend out all of her strongest vines and whip my butt.
Tadara: My parents won't even understand what they're talking about so I'll be fine.
Yi: Well technically I didn't get in any trouble cuz i didn't start the fight. They even praised me for stopping the situation so abruptly.
The trio up head to a mountain side with a view.
Tawk: I hate those guys. Just cuz his brother is a (bender equivalent of gangster)
Tadara: Don't let it phase you Tawk, they're just a bunch of low life's. In a few years just wait, we're going to be out of this place and they're going to walking my tigerdillo hahaha
*All laugh
Cut back to Jin and Koa laughing after practice as they wait for Jura and they walk together. Jin slowly skates circles around them as they head home.
All of a sudden flying vehicles (bikes/boards) shine their lights and descend in front and behind of the trio and a band of jocks surround the friends. And they stand back to back in a defensive stance.
Jura: Jin what did you do now? Jin: Why do you assume this is my fault? Koa: Because it is... Jin:shhh
Jock1: You always think your hot stuff don't you Jin. Jock2: We should teach him a lesson. Let's rough him up a little to show him that he's not the only athletic guy on the team. Jin: Well we all play Benderball, so that literally defines all of us as athletic. Jock3: Yeah, but you're always the one hogging the ball and taking all the shots. Making the rest of us look bad! Jin: If you guys could make a decent shot, I'd give it to you, but I just don't think you can. Koa: Come on guys does it really have to come to this.
Jock1: You're a cool guy Koa, but we're sick of you always sticking up for this guy. You can't keep on making excuses for this "ProbiscusPeacock/Diamond Player"(bender slang for show off change later) Jin: It's not showing off it's skill. (He says this with a smug look and eyes closed)
Several jocks throw elements at the trio and Jura and Koa evade quickly.
A burst of fire almost hits Jin, but Jura sweeps his legs quickly enough for him to evade the hit.
The athletes converge on the friends Combining their elements and landing a few blows on Koa and Jin. Jura however weaves her way through the crowd dancing circles around them and causing the benders to hit each other with their blows. She almost gets hit a few times and loses her footing and falls over due to earth bendeiced floor techniques.
The combined efforts of the athletes seem to be too much more for the trio.
When it looks like the team is down, Jura looks at the other two they all understand each other with a single glance and she says "Split"
They run off into different directions quickly. Koa using ice to ski off down the street. Jin magnetizing a pipe to slide up to the closest rooftop and Jura running swiftly to somersault over the closest wall.
Fighting individually they do significantly better.
Down the road Koa being chased finds himself cornered into a dead end street that is cut off by a body of water like a sewer or river.
2 benders of earth, 1 bender of fire, and 1 bender of water approach Koa.
He turns around ready to mount an defense.
The two earth benders send a wave of earth towards Koa to push him off the edge but he quickly ices the floor to sidestep the impact.
The fire and waterbender charge up a ramp made from the ground and try to send impacts toward Koa mid air. But Koa quickly rebounds the water to cancel out the fire blast creating a wave of steam. Koa quickly slides behind the assailants as they wait nervously for him to appear. All of a sudden the mist gathers to one area towards Koa. Amongst the chaos he froze the ground and then condensed the mist into a solid wave of water to push the group into the river. He then freezes the water and skates away. Koa: Sorry guys, I'll see you at school tomorrow.
Cut to Jura.
After hopping over a fence Jura leads 3 of the probenders one of air, one of water, and one of fire into a dark alley filled with debris and dumpsters and fire escapes.
Jura quickly absorbs her surroundings,finds cover, whilst grabbing miscellaneous items on the way.
The trio converge slowly and cautiously into the darkness. The fire bender lights his fists shaking as he leads the way.
A bottle is thrown and cuts his hand and simultaneously a brick hits his head rendering him unconscious.
In the flickering light Juras shadow is seen moving swiftly.
The two remaining athletes are shocked and in an act of panic send icicles and strong blows of air down the entire ally to blow away all the small items.
Air Jock: Now you have nothing to throw. We got you beat non bender(normie/other non bender discriminatory term)
Jura: “That's what you think” rings through the alley.
Jura plops down in front of the airbender from a fire escape and before a breath can be blown towards her. She spreads out her targets arms pushing outwards causing the bending blows to follow and punches the benders pressure points quickly and as the athlete falls. Jura falls into a offensive stance towards the water bender.
Jura: Do you want to give me a try?
Waterbender runs away quickly.
Jura straightens herself up and walks away.
Cut to Jin up on the rooftop
His assailants follow up the roof.
An air bender leads by blowing himself up to the roof and pulls Jin to stumble instead of getting away further.. The others catch up brought up by a platform of earth. 4 benders, one of each element approach Jin.
Jock1: this is what you deserve!
All four benders punch towards Jin.
He takes a strong horse stance closes his eyes and pulls all nearby metal to form a barricade to absorb the blow.
Skating up the barricade he flies into the air
He then gestures the metal underneath the athletes to move to cause them to fall.
Afterwards he reforms the metal scraps from the barrier to follow him and sends them flying to disable all of his assailants.
Jura: I'm really sorry guys. I don't mean to show off I just can't help myself sometimes. I'll try to do better.
Bows respectively and then skates off.
In an unknown location in the city. Maybe an abandoned building or up in a treefort made of tree vines and metal. Team avatar II converges. Jura waits patiently, followed by Jin decending from the roof, and lastly followed by Koa who skates his way into the gangs secret base.
Jura: Jin you better apologize to those imbeciles.
Kia: You don't have to tell me I just did Jura.
They glare at each other intensely.
Koa hugs both of them by the neck.
Koa: I'm glad we're all alright guys.
All three smile and laugh.
Sun sets
Tadara sits on the edge of a cliff or roof top with his friends beside him.
Jin sits the same way.
Jin: With so little worries and such great friends i sometimes wish time would just stay like this and never change.
Tadara: Sites like this make this ugly world look so beautiful, we can't be and won't be here forever guys I promise.
Panoramic scene of the sun setting over Spiritus City.
END
Alt. Addition
Jura: Alright guys i'll see you guys tomorrow I have a ton of schoolwork to do before Ty-Mai training.
Koa: Same and I gotta head home to take care of my little cousins while my aunt and uncle are working tonight
Jin: Okay I'm going to hang around for a bit and then I'll head home too. Thanks for always having my back guys.
All three separate. Cuts to Jins solo hoodlum activities.
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2020.08.18 02:35 Yung_LalaKey Avatar Next Generation Benders Pilot, personal fanfic

The Setting
Time: Futuristic world of the avatar. Several generations after Korra's death. Year 3000 equivalent.
Location: "Spiritus City" futurized city
Located right off of the coast of the Si Wong Desert on the East coast. In between the eastern air temple and the foggy swamp.
Spiritus City, major part of the earth kingdom but seen also as an influential seat in the united republic of nations on the west coast, it is the 2nd largest integrated city in the world next to new republic city. It is a thriving city filled with different terrain: Mostly desert sands, strong winds, and high heat from the si wong desert, but the city is separated from the dessert by a wide mountain range. And is significantly cooled down by breezes from beautiful ocean right off of the coast. The mix of the high winds and waves are perfect for competitive waterbending sports; such as a popular surfing variant called "x". Also nearby are nice lushes forests just outside the city towards the swampland which is located just miles away. Spiritus City is a bustling hub of cultural diversity and progress, but is also a great place for vacation to enjoy various activities or to just soak in the great climate.
Years after the death of avatar Korra the world has made many advancements. New republic city is no longer the only integrated bender city but just one of many in every nation of the world. But nations and benders still carry certain character traits from long instilled traditions depending on cultural heritage.
Including variants such as swamp benders(hicks compared to eurocentric northern water tribe, and [the newer, but still very accomplished, especially athletic] southern water tribe), sand benders (discriminated working class [one stereo type is they have difficulty metal bending and the newer magnet bending] and they have different customs and culture than most earth benders), and the sun warriors(Polynesian-mesoamerican firebenders). But also new cultures of mixed bender households.
The Characters
Note: Book one the young avatars will be in their adolescent ages 13-14 throughout this book perfecting their earthbending in its different forms and their own unique styles. Time period of 2-3 years
Team Avatar I
Tadara(to pray or be humble in Arabic) 13
Brown hair with a golden yellow hue in his eyes clearly sandbender decent as seen in his brown skin and hair, but has the flare of a fire bender in his eyes.
He is of sandbendesunwarrior heritage. He and his family are relatively new to the city, but he is one of the top scholars who is depending on his intelligence to get a further education and improve his family's life style. Kind of a loner he has acquaintances but not many real friends. He mostly just has followers of his online blog. He has a crush on one girl that is friends with other avatar, because they share several interests such as “TyMei" martial arts training and both are aspiring engineers, but she is too popular or too high class for him to think to pursue. He is born and raised in a ghetto, but doesn't fit in and works really hard in his self expression through blogging, practicing his artistic expression at school, and working on fixing tech from a young age to be up to date and innovative.
His earthbending style is more precise focusing on the smaller mechanisms like grains of sand or the precision of smaller working metal and magnets within technology, and keeps his emotions in check to repress his destructive lava bending abilities.
His very few friends are diverse individuals not very popular but have intelligence and artistic talent.
Tawk 14 (flunked a year in the past)
A swamp bender country boy with a strong accent who is proud of his water bender heritage of the swamps and its history and expresses the importance and pride of the assistance of his people in the hundred year war against the fire nation, and expresses it openly and ignorantly. Says stupid things sometimes, but is very politically aware, strongly opinionated and is a talented plant bender and an aspiring actor.
Gets bullied by other benders, and he starts to hold resentment that develops into something dark. Then when he grows up to have influence and esteem as a famous actopolitician. He could be mistaken for a waterbender who thrives and has money and power, but really comes from a poor yet proud family that has "Swamp Courtesy." (Midwest values)
Yin-yue (music in chinese) that no one can seem to pronounce correctly so she goes by Yi. 12(advanced one year previously)
An airbender hippie raver from the northern air temple who has a strange accent. She always looks high and sounds high. Very whimsical and happy go lucky. One with the world and what not. She looks like she could be a descendent of the traveling band. She wears flower crowns and accessories all the time. And has long flowing brown locks and sky blue pupils. A talented musician she uses airbending in new innovative ways to become a whole orchestra by herself. Thrives because she is a genius, but doesn't put enough work into anything and doesn't work very well with others or being limited by the system. Free Spirit.
Grows up to become famous musician. Maybe has extremely conservative parents that push her to be reserved and religious. They are airbender akalites who own a music shop. Later on in the series, she does something to get kicked out of home and is one of many homeless teenagers.
Avatar Team II
These three have been going to school together since grade school and have always gotten along. They were brought together from same social circles and sports activities. They know each other through and through, know each others families, and thought process so they can communicate without words even amongst other people.
Jin Nan(hard, difficult in Chinese)13
Black hair, pale complexion, and bright green eyes. He looks like he could be of bei fong decent but is of no relation.
Growing up in a middle class comfort but still has single working class mother, who is very proud and encouraging of his achievements, but is also constantly pressing him to be conscious of how he carries himself. By day he is a very popular jock who thrives by exploiting his talents and gets by through passing his studies on his wit and mostly his charm. At night he rebels from society by getting into trouble staying out late tagging and hanging out with hoodlums.
He is a lazy, stubborn, hard headed individual but values his friends and family greatly underneath his cool guy facade.
Like metal his earth bending is very big and shiny, but unlike metal it is not very refined. He showboats a lot to show off his bending prowess. Also integrates his bending into his skating, using metal bending and magnet bending to skate on pipe lines on edges of roofs, up walls, and everywhere else.
Gets tatted up in teenage years. Maybe joins a gang.
Koa (Hawaiian for brave) 13
Mostly looks and dresses like a southern water bender. But he is a man with the build of a earthbender samoan, dark black hair of a fire bender, brown skin and the blue eyes of a water tribesmen or white eyes of an airbender. Good at all probending sports especially the most popular sport in the globe (a polo/rugby variant) called "Benderball". He is a very talented water bender, is very popular jock and acts foolish in front of others but has a good heart and gentle soul with very strong family values because of several siblings and diverse family. His family the epitome of a modern integrated family in Spiritus City being of a mix of a water bender and earthbender and having uncles and aunts who are of several different bending decent, fire nation, earth kingdom, air nomads, and water tribe. Most of his relatives are of Southern water tribe decent, but all of his other relatives and offspring of mixed bending roots are not discriminated against in the family because they are all held together by strong family values. He also volunteers as a youth coach for youth sports.
His waterbender heritage can be seen in his appearance at first glance and through his go with the flow easygoing spirit, but all of these racial traits don't matter to him when playing sports, and he is acknowledged and praised as a leader of men and is captain of his sports teams.
Deals with stereotypes and people talking about different racial slurs and how he partakes and personally feels about them. Becomes a pro athlete/ social activist. Maybe gets airbender tattoos eventually
Jura (arabic for grit or courage) non bending girl(sand bending heritage)12
Born and raised 2nd generation or later sandbender heritage, Spiritus citizen. Good at martial arts(TyMei) [which combines chi blocking, ufc mixed martial arts fighting, and innovatively using your surrounding as weapons to attack], bending/non-bending gymnastics is her forte and uses modern bending tools to display forms of fire,lightning,metal bending, and water bending into her gymnastics flawlessly. She also is good at hacking computer systems and is knowledgeable in the mechanics of vehicles. Overachiever, popular, "it" girl with attitude, active in several clubs, and her class representative all 4 years of high school. Poised, kind to most, disciplined, entitled to her opinion, badass. This girl can put the boys in their place with her glare because she has had history of assaulting benders with her master chi blocking ever since early adolescence, which has traumatized her close guy friends. Attends same cultural religious services and goes to same martial arts training as other avatar, Tadara. They have the same cultural heritage but different backgrounds.
Maybe has father in the military.
Pilot
Book 1 Substance(Earth)
First season will elaborate on Spiritus City inner struggles with educating the next gen of benders the "hidden" war to find a treasure in the spirit world and the different interests from all over the world involved, and also integrating newest technologies across the globe. Open up episodes for character introductions and character analysis. The characters not learning that they are avatar until the end of the first book.
The opening scene is of a battle between the last avatar of chaos and the last avatar of order. But not korra to show much time has passed. Each avatar containing the spirit of vaatu and the spirit of raava in a new spirit realm that is severely distorted.
Rava (form of old bearded white man in water tribe formal garb): You cannot release this power. It will destroy the world.
Vaatu(form of young woman in water tribe warrior garb): That is not for you to decide Rava.
Clash!
The avatars both parrish at the same time.
Then the next generation is born. Cuts to a baby crying being born on transportation going from the desert sands going into Spiritus city and simotaniously another baby crying at the same time in a hospital to a single mother within Spiritus City.
Another cut to several years later a sandbender boy named Tadara (arabic. to pray or be humble) awakens bright and early to do his stretches on the rooftop, practicing his sandbender yoga forms to the rising of the sun. As he changes forms sand flies elegantly around him. As he breathes and moves there are several meditation hums, which ends with a bow and the sand returning to the floor, and then he goes downstairs to get to work in his father's repair shop before school. Using magnet bending to fix large parts of refrigerators and washing machines, but his specialty is in cellphones and other tech with very small parts. He carefully and easily puts things together and in place smoothly and precisely to fix the inner mechanics or more commonly to just switch out a phone screen and deal with unruly customers, and then afterwards rushes to school to get there early. As he walks, he picks up his only 2 friends on the way.
Hailing from the ghettos of West Spiritus a bustling hub of foreigners and poorer class citizens. Mixed ethnicities mostly Sand people, but also many other foreigners. Tadara walks with his friends Tawk and Yin-Yue. They see people get arrested, people getting jumped and mugged and pass lots of local stores before getting into school.
Bell rings.
Cuts back to another boy waking up super late, hair messy. This boy is Jin Nan. He dresses quickly and then skates to school. Uses earthbending, metal bending, and magnet bending to take shortcuts up sewer drains, over rooftops, and to form several adobe ramps to make it in time for the last bell. Which turns out to be the lunch bell. Confident that he made it to lunch break he hangs amongst the popular kids in the quad. He sits beside his best friends.
As Jin sits nashalauntly on the table, he gives a secret handshake to Koa and his other jock friends. Jura sitting close by amongst several girls rolls her eyes and faces towards him.
Jura: Jin Nan! You are late..again! When are you going to get it through that Metal Skull of yours? If you don't pass the next World History test you won't be able to play in the last few games of Benderball this season. And if you think I'm going to just let you cheat off of me, you better think again.
Jin: You know you're a bummer Jura, why don't you go dance your way off the nearest building.
*her glare sharpens sending chills down Jin’s spine and he straightens up his posture
*he makes an apologetic face
Jin: I'm just kidding around Jura. I've just been so wiped out from putting in work during probending practice everyday that it makes it impossible to wake up on time.
Jura: Don't give me that RhinoHog dung Jin. I am a part of the school's gymnastics team, mechanics club, coding program, PolyNation organization, have been class representative 2 years in a row, and go to “TyMai" training daily and I still manage to get here on time.
Jin: That's not fair you've always been extra in everything to compensate for your inability to bend.
Group of teens: ooooo
Jura: Ha! What are we in the 18th century? Little boy nonbenders have been thriving for several generations, thank you very much. If you showed up for class you probably would know these things. And if you're looking for a fight, I can take you and any other bender on all by myself.
Everyone: Oooo *uproar
Jura: Don't think that I don't know where you've been hanging out late at night. Don't make me tell your mother.
Jin: *sinks from up top the table into the floor and under the table
Whispers..."sorry" Jura:what was that i didn't quite hear you?! Jin: I'm Sorry. *Smiling up at her. Jura smirks back and then gets up and walks away with several girls following.
Koa comes over and puts his arm on Jin Jin:Damn Jura always "zapping" me in front of everyone.. Koa: You know she only tells you because she cares, and she knows that if she didn't do it so loudly that you wouldn't listen.
Girls walk passed and Jin's eyes follow.
Jin: What were you saying Koa?! I wasn't listening. Give me a sec while i restore my "flow".(benderpun)dignity/pride/swag
Slides off following the girls. Koa: Nevermind…
Bell Rings and at lunch time the other 3 friends sit with other misfits. In another school on a bench under a tree.
A group of thug looking teenagers who look 3 or 4 years older than everyone else approach the group, and everyone puts their head down except Tadara who doesnt pay them any mind and continues eating.
They start picking on random kids. And everyone keeps minding their own business like it was normal.
But then they come over to Tawk who is carrying around a plant with a sprouting bud in a pot and they drop it on the floor and yell racial slurs at him.
Tawk starts tearing up but he doesn't say anything or cry. He just stares at the broken pot and they start laughing.
Tadara gets up and tells them to pick it up.
The bullies keep laughing
And then the biggest bully says “or what?!”
As they mad dog each other everyone else just stares and smiles.
The dirt starts shaking.
Dirt from the plant turns into a rockfist and knocks the bully in the jaw and sends him flying.
His friends rush at Tadara and he dodges most of their shots. He continues to throw the dirt and metal around him to hit all of the goons. Tawk uses the water in a nearby fountain to help and also nearby tree branches but he takes more hits then he deals out.
Yi sits a few feet away with her earbuds on not aware of the fight.
The big bully gets up enraged and throws lightning bolt straight at Tadara and he flies over to Yi, unplugging her music.
She sees the fight and screams "WTF!" blowing everyone else in the general vicinity away. Clearing the way for security and administration to storm in and stop the fight by lightly bending the kids into submission.
Cuts to everyone sitting quietly in the administration office.
Bully talks to Tadara and they come to terms and bully has respect for Tadara.
Whistle blows.
Jin and Koa are in Benderball practice running drills with their coach.
Koa and Jin's playing are always in sync and they greatly outshine all the other players. But in this opening scene Koa will not be shown.
Jin’s athletic skills will be highlighted in the first scene and the rules of Benderball explained. After the rules are explained, Jin is seen being passed the ball and racing down the field. Juking all the players using his bending flawlessly and perfectly anticipating his opponents moves. It all looks very slick, but he constantly unnecessarily showboats and plays as if he is on the field solo and after he scores he practices his victory dance. The sound of a whistle blows and a stubby man with a beard calls the team to come in and the coach critiques the team, and then singles out Jin for showboating and not working with his teammates.
Jin shrugs it off and then makes up some excuse for being better than everyone else and his teammates all glare at him and Koa just puts his head in his hands and shakes his head.
After practice the jocks talk to Jin, telling him not to show off anymore or else. 3or4 of them leading the fight but a few more following Jin says something smug and they all get heated start flaring fire, forming water, and pulling off the metal lockers. And almost get into a fight when Koa comes walking out of the shower shocked at the situation and immediately floods the water from the shower into the locker room. In the background a girlish scream can be heard from the showers. Koa bends the water into the locker room to freeze all the athletes before they fight. He tells them to cut it out and deal with this outside of school where they won't jeopardize the team.
Koa melts the water and everyone backs away. Koa scolds Jin and Jin just shrugs his shoulders as if he didnt know why those guys were upset at him.
Cuts to Tadara and friends walk home.
Tawk: I don't want to go home just yet guys the principal called my mom and I already know that she's going to bend out all of her strongest vines and whip my butt.
Tadara: My parents won't even understand what they're talking about so I'll be fine.
Yi: Well technically I didn't get in any trouble cuz i didn't start the fight. They even praised me for stopping the situation so abruptly.
The trio up head to a mountain side with a view.
Tawk: I hate those guys. Just cuz his brother is a (bender equivalent of gangster)
Tadara: Don't let it phase you Tawk, they're just a bunch of low life's. In a few years just wait, we're going to be out of this place and they're going to walking my tigerdillo hahaha
*All laugh
Cut back to Jin and Koa laughing after practice as they wait for Jura and they walk together. Jin slowly skates circles around them as they head home.
All of a sudden flying vehicles (bikes/boards) shine their lights and descend in front and behind of the trio and a band of jocks surround the friends. And they stand back to back in a defensive stance.
Jura: Jin what did you do now? Jin: Why do you assume this is my fault? Koa: Because it is... Jin:shhh
Jock1: You always think your hot stuff don't you Jin. Jock2: We should teach him a lesson. Let's rough him up a little to show him that he's not the only athletic guy on the team. Jin: Well we all play Benderball, so that literally defines all of us as athletic. Jock3: Yeah, but you're always the one hogging the ball and taking all the shots. Making the rest of us look bad! Jin: If you guys could make a decent shot, I'd give it to you, but I just don't think you can. Koa: Come on guys does it really have to come to this.
Jock1: You're a cool guy Koa, but we're sick of you always sticking up for this guy. You can't keep on making excuses for this "ProbiscusPeacock/Diamond Player"(bender slang for show off change later) Jin: It's not showing off it's skill. (He says this with a smug look and eyes closed)
Several jocks throw elements at the trio and Jura and Koa evade quickly.
A burst of fire almost hits Jin, but Jura sweeps his legs quickly enough for him to evade the hit.
The athletes converge on the friends Combining their elements and landing a few blows on Koa and Jin. Jura however weaves her way through the crowd dancing circles around them and causing the benders to hit each other with their blows. She almost gets hit a few times and loses her footing and falls over due to earth bendeiced floor techniques.
The combined efforts of the athletes seem to be too much more for the trio.
When it looks like the team is down, Jura looks at the other two they all understand each other with a single glance and she says "Split"
They run off into different directions quickly. Koa using ice to ski off down the street. Jin magnetizing a pipe to slide up to the closest rooftop and Jura running swiftly to somersault over the closest wall.
Fighting individually they do significantly better.
Down the road Koa being chased finds himself cornered into a dead end street that is cut off by a body of water like a sewer or river.
2 benders of earth, 1 bender of fire, and 1 bender of water approach Koa.
He turns around ready to mount an defense.
The two earth benders send a wave of earth towards Koa to push him off the edge but he quickly ices the floor to sidestep the impact.
The fire and waterbender charge up a ramp made from the ground and try to send impacts toward Koa mid air. But Koa quickly rebounds the water to cancel out the fire blast creating a wave of steam. Koa quickly slides behind the assailants as they wait nervously for him to appear. All of a sudden the mist gathers to one area towards Koa. Amongst the chaos he froze the ground and then condensed the mist into a solid wave of water to push the group into the river. He then freezes the water and skates away. Koa: Sorry guys, I'll see you at school tomorrow.
Cut to Jura.
After hopping over a fence Jura leads 3 of the probenders one of air, one of water, and one of fire into a dark alley filled with debris and dumpsters and fire escapes.
Jura quickly absorbs her surroundings,finds cover, whilst grabbing miscellaneous items on the way.
The trio converge slowly and cautiously into the darkness. The fire bender lights his fists shaking as he leads the way.
A bottle is thrown and cuts his hand and simultaneously a brick hits his head rendering him unconscious.
In the flickering light Juras shadow is seen moving swiftly.
The two remaining athletes are shocked and in an act of panic send icicles and strong blows of air down the entire ally to blow away all the small items.
Air Jock: Now you have nothing to throw. We got you beat non bender(normie/other non bender discriminatory term)
Jura: “That's what you think” rings through the alley.
Jura plops down in front of the airbender from a fire escape and before a breath can be blown towards her. She spreads out her targets arms pushing outwards causing the bending blows to follow and punches the benders pressure points quickly and as the athlete falls. Jura falls into a offensive stance towards the water bender.
Jura: Do you want to give me a try?
Waterbender runs away quickly.
Jura straightens herself up and walks away.
Cut to Jin up on the rooftop
His assailants follow up the roof.
An air bender leads by blowing himself up to the roof and pulls Jin to stumble instead of getting away further.. The others catch up brought up by a platform of earth. 4 benders, one of each element approach Jin.
Jock1: this is what you deserve!
All four benders punch towards Jin.
He takes a strong horse stance closes his eyes and pulls all nearby metal to form a barricade to absorb the blow.
Skating up the barricade he flies into the air
He then gestures the metal underneath the athletes to move to cause them to fall.
Afterwards he reforms the metal scraps from the barrier to follow him and sends them flying to disable all of his assailants.
Jura: I'm really sorry guys. I don't mean to show off I just can't help myself sometimes. I'll try to do better.
Bows respectively and then skates off.
In an unknown location in the city. Maybe an abandoned building or up in a treefort made of tree vines and metal. Team avatar II converges. Jura waits patiently, followed by Jin decending from the roof, and lastly followed by Koa who skates his way into the gangs secret base.
Jura: Jin you better apologize to those imbeciles.
Kia: You don't have to tell me I just did Jura.
They glare at each other intensely.
Koa hugs both of them by the neck.
Koa: I'm glad we're all alright guys.
All three smile and laugh.
Sun sets
Tadara sits on the edge of a cliff or roof top with his friends beside him.
Jin sits the same way.
Jin: With so little worries and such great friends i sometimes wish time would just stay like this and never change.
Tadara: Sites like this make this ugly world look so beautiful, we can't be and won't be here forever guys I promise.
Panoramic scene of the sun setting over Spiritus City.
END
Alt. Addition
Jura: Alright guys i'll see you guys tomorrow I have a ton of schoolwork to do before Ty-Mai training.
Koa: Same and I gotta head home to take care of my little cousins while my aunt and uncle are working tonight
Jin: Okay I'm going to hang around for a bit and then I'll head home too. Thanks for always having my back guys.
All three separate. Cuts to Jins solo hoodlum activities.
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2020.08.02 17:59 CuteBananaMuffin Archaeological Cover-Ups - A Plot to Control History ?

by Will Hart
Extracted from Nexus Magazine
April-May 2002
from NexusMagazine Website

The scientific establishment tends to reject, suppress or ignore evidence
that conflicts with accepted theories, while denigrating or persecuting the messenger.
"The Brain Police" and "The Big Lie"
Any time you allege a conspiracy is afoot, especially in the field of science, you are treading on thin ice. We tend to be very skeptical about conspiracies--unless the Mafia or some Muslim radicals are behind the alleged plot. But the evidence is overwhelming and the irony is that much of it is in plain view.
The good news is that the players are obvious. Their game plan and even their play-by-play tactics are transparent, once you learn to spot them. However, it is not so easy to penetrate through the smokescreen of propaganda and disinformation to get to their underlying motives and goals. It would be convenient if we could point to a plumber's unit and a boldface liar like Richard Nixon, but this is a more subtle operation.
The bad news: the conspiracy is global and there are many vested interest groups. A cursory investigation yields the usual suspects: scientists with a theoretical axe to grind, careers to further and the status quo to maintain. Their modus operandi is "The Big Lie" -- and the bigger and more widely publicized, the better.
They rely on invoking their academic credentials to support their arguments, and the presumption is that no one has the right to question their authoritarian pronouncements that:
there is no mystery about who built the Great Pyramid or what the methods of construction were, and the Sphinx shows no signs of water damage there were no humans in the Americas before 20,000 BC the first civilization dates back no further than 6000 BC there are no documented anomalous, unexplained or enigmatic data to take into account there are no lost or unaccounted-for civilizations.
Let the evidence to the contrary be damned!
Personal Attacks: Dispute over Age of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid
In 1993, NBC in the USA aired The Mysteries of the Sphinx, which presented geological evidence showing that the Sphinx was at least twice as old (9,000 years) as Egyptologists claimed. It has become well known as the "water erosion controversy". An examination of the politicking that Egyptologists deployed to combat this undermining of their turf is instructive.
Self-taught Egyptologist John Anthony West brought the water erosion issue to the attention of geologist Dr Robert Schoch. They went to Egypt and launched an intensive on-site investigation. After thoroughly studying the Sphinx first hand, the geologist came to share West's preliminary conclusion and they announced their findings.
Dr Zahi Hawass, the Giza Monuments chief, wasted no time in firing a barrage of public criticism at the pair. Renowned Egyptologist Dr Mark Lehner, who is regarded as the world's foremost expert on the Sphinx, joined his attack. He charged West and Schoch with being "ignorant and insensitive". That was a curious accusation which took the matter off the professional level and put the whole affair on a personal plane. It did not address the facts or issues at all and it was highly unscientific.
But we must note the standard tactic of discrediting anyone who dares to call the accepted theories into question. Shifting the focus away from the issues and "personalizing" the debate is a highly effective strategy--one which is often used by politicians who feel insecure about their positions. Hawass and Lehner invoked their untouchable status and presumed authority. (One would think that a geologist's assessment would hold more weight on this particular point.)
A short time later, Schoch, Hawass and Lehner were invited to debate the issue at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. West was not allowed to participate because he lacked the required credentials.
This points to a questionable assumption that is part of the establishment's arsenal: only degreed scientists can practice science. Two filters keep the uncredentialled, independent researcher out of the loop: (1) credentials, and (2) peer review. You do not get to number two unless you have number one.
Science is a method that anyone can learn and apply. It does not require a degree to observe and record facts and think critically about them, especially in the non-technical social sciences. In a free and open society, science has to be a democratic process.
Be that as it may, West was barred. The elements of the debate have been batted back and forth since then without resolution. It is similar to the controversy over who built the Giza pyramids and how.
This brings up the issue of The Big Lie and how it has been promoted for generations in front of God and everyone. The controversy over how the Great Pyramid was constructed is one example. It could be easily settled if Egyptologists wanted to resolve the dispute. A simple test could be designed and arranged by impartial engineers that would either prove or disprove their longstanding disputed theory--that it was built using the primitive tools and methods of the day, circa 2500 BC.
Why hasn't this been done?
The answer is so obvious, it seems impossible: they know that the theory is bogus. Could a trained, highly educated scientist really believe that 2.3 million tons of stone, some blocks weighing 70 tons, could have been transported and lifted by primitive methods? That seems improbable, though they have no compunction against lying to the public, writing textbooks and defending this theory against alternative theories. However, we must note that they will not subject themselves to the bottom-line test.
We think it is incumbent upon any scientist to bear the burden of proof of his/her thesis; however, the social scientists who make these claims have never stood up to that kind of scrutiny. That is why we must suspect a conspiracy. No other scientific discipline would get away with bending the rules of science. All that Egyptologists have ever done is bat down alternative theories using underhanded tactics. It is time to insist that they prove their own proposals.
Why would scientists try to hide the truth and avoid any test of their hypothesis? Their motivations are equally transparent. If it can be proved that the Egyptians did not build the Great Pyramid in 2500 BC using primitive methods, or if the Sphinx can be dated to 9000 BC, the whole house of cards comes tumbling down. Orthodox views of cultural evolution are based upon a chronology of civilization having started in Sumeria no earlier than 4000 BC. The theory does not permit an advanced civilization to have existed prior to that time. End of discussion. Archaeology and history lose their meaning without a fixed timeline as a point of reference.
Since the theory of "cultural evolution" has been tied to Darwin's general theory of evolution, even more is at stake. Does this explain why facts, anomalies and enigmas are denied, suppressed and/or ignored? Yes, it does.
The biological sciences today are based on Darwinism.
Pressure Tactics: The Ica Stones of Peru
Now we turn to another, very different case. In 1966, Dr Javier Cabrera received a stone as a gift from a poor local farmer in his native Ica, Peru. A fish was carved on the stone, which would not have meant much to the average villager but it did mean a lot to the educated Dr Cabrera. He recognized it as a long-extinct species. This aroused his curiosity. He purchased more stones from the farmer, who said he had collected them near the river after a flood.
Dr Cabrera accumulated more and more stones, and word of their existence and potential import reached the archaeological community. Soon, the doctor had amassed thousands of "Ica stones". The sophisticated carvings were as enigmatic as they were fascinating. Someone had carved men fighting with dinosaurs, men with telescopes and men performing operations with surgical equipment. They also contained drawings of lost continents.
Several of the stones were sent to Germany and the etchings were dated to remote antiquity. But we all know that men could not have lived at the time of dinosaurs; Homo sapiens has only existed for about 100,000 years.
The BBC got wind of this discovery and swooped down to produce a documentary about the Ica stones. The media exposure ignited a storm of controversy. Archaeologists criticized the Peruvian government for being lax about enforcing antiquities laws (but that was not their real concern). Pressure was applied to government officials.
The farmer who had been selling the stones to Cabrera was arrested; he claimed to have found them in a cave but refused to disclose the exact location to authorities, or so they claimed.
This case was disposed of so artfully that it would do any corrupt politician proud. The Peruvian government threatened to prosecute and imprison the farmer. He was offered and accepted a plea bargain; he then recanted his story and "admitted" to having carved the stones himself. That seems highly implausible, since he was uneducated and unskilled and there were 11,000 stones in all. Some were fairly large and intricately carved with animals and scenes that the farmer would not have had knowledge of without being a paleontologist. He would have needed to work every day for several decades to produce that volume of stones. However, the underlying facts were neither here nor there. The Ica stones were labeled "hoax" and forgotten.
The case did not require a head-to-head confrontation or public discrediting of non-scientists by scientists; it was taken care of with invisible pressure tactics. Since it was filed under "hoax", the enigmatic evidence never had to be dealt with, as it did in the next example.
Censorship of "Forbidden" Thinking - Evidence for Mankind's Great Antiquity
The case of author Michael Cremo is well documented, and it also demonstrates how the scientific establishment openly uses pressure tactics on the media and government. His book Forbidden Archeology examines many previously ignored examples of artifacts that prove modern man's antiquity far exceeds the age given in accepted chronologies.
The examples which he and his co-author present are controversial, but the book became far more controversial than the contents when it was used in a documentary.
In 1996, NBC broadcast a special called The Mysterious Origins of Man, which featured material from Cremo's book. The reaction from the scientific community went off the Richter scale. NBC was deluged with letters from irate scientists who called the producer "a fraud" and the whole program "a hoax".
But the scientists went further than this--a lot further. In an extremely unconscionable sequence of bizarre moves, they tried to force NBC not to rebroadcast the popular program, but that effort failed. Then they took the most radical step of all: they presented their case to the federal government and requested the Federal Communications Commission to step in and bar NBC from airing the program again.
This was not only an apparent infringement of free speech and a blatant attempt to thwart commerce, it was an unprecedented effort to censor intellectual discourse. If the public or any government agency made an attempt to handcuff the scientific establishment, the public would never hear the end of it.
The letter to the FCC written by Dr Allison Palmer, President of the Institute for Cambrian Studies, is revealing:
At the very least, NBC should be required to make substantial prime-time apologies to their viewing audience for a sufficient period of time so that the audience clearly gets the message that they were duped. In addition, NBC should perhaps be fined sufficiently so that a major fund for public science education can be established.
I think we have some good leads on who "the Brain Police" are. And I really do not think "conspiracy" is too strong a word--because for every case of this kind of attempted suppression that is exposed, 10 others are going on successfully.
We have no idea how many enigmatic artifacts or dates have been labeled "error" and tucked away in storage warehouses or circular files, never to see the light of day.
Data Rejection
Inconvenient Dating in Mexico
Then there is the high-profile case of Dr Virginia Steen-McIntyre, a geologist working for the US Geological Survey (USGS), who was dispatched to an archaeological site in Mexico to date a group of artifacts in the 1970s. This travesty also illustrates how far established scientists will go to guard orthodox tenets.
McIntyre used state-of-the-art equipment and backed up her results by using four different methods, but her results were off the chart. The lead archaeologist expected a date of 25,000 years or less, and the geologist's finding was 250,000 years or more.
The figure of 25,000 years or less was critical to the Bering Strait "crossing" theory, and it was the motivation behind the head archaeologist's tossing Steen-McIntyre's results in the circular file and asking for a new series of dating tests. This sort of reaction does not occur when dates match the expected chronological model that supports accepted theories.
Steen-McIntyre was given a chance to retract her conclusions, but she refused. She found it hard thereafter to get her papers published and she lost a teaching job at an American university.
Government Suppression and Ethnocentrism
Avoiding Anomalous Evidence in NZ, China and Mexico
In New Zealand, the government actually stepped in and enacted a law forbidding the public from entering a controversial archaeological zone. This story appeared in the book, Ancient Celtic New Zealand, by Mark Doutré.
However, as we will find (and as I promised at the beginning of the article), this is a complicated conspiracy. Scientists trying to protect their "hallowed" theories while furthering their careers are not the only ones who want artifacts and data suppressed. This is where the situation gets sticky.
The Waipoua Forest became a controversial site in New Zealand because an archaeological dig apparently showed evidence of a non-Polynesian culture that preceded the Maori--a fact that the tribe was not happy with. They learned of the results of the excavations before the general public did and complained to the government. According to Doutré, the outcome was "an official archival document, which clearly showed an intention by New Zealand government departments to withhold archaeological information from public scrutiny for 75 years".
The public got wind of this fiasco but the government denied the claim. However, official documents show that an embargo had been placed on the site. Doutré is a student of New Zealand history and archaeology. He is concerned because he says that artifacts proving that there was an earlier culture which preceded the Maori are missing from museums.
He asks what happened to several anomalous remains:
Where are the ancient Indo-European hair samples (wavy red brown hair), originally obtained from a rock shelter near Watakere, that were on display at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for many years? Where is the giant skeleton found near Mitimati?
Unfortunately this is not the only such incident. Ethnocentrism has become a factor in the conspiracy to hide mankind's true history. Author Graham Hancock has been attacked by various ethnic groups for reporting similar enigmatic findings.
The problem for researchers concerned with establishing humanity's true history is that the goals of nationalists or ethnic groups who want to lay claim to having been in a particular place first, often dovetail with the goals of cultural evolutionists.
Archaeologists are quick to go along with suppressing these kinds of anomalous finds. One reason Egyptologists so jealously guard the Great Pyramid's construction date has to do with the issue of national pride.
The case of the Takla Makan Desert mummies in western China is another example of this phenomenon. In the 1970s and 1980s, an unaccounted-for Caucasian culture was suddenly unearthed in China. The arid environment preserved the remains of a blond-haired, blue-eyed people who lived in pre-dynastic China. They wore colorful robes, boots, stockings and hats. The Chinese were not happy about this revelation and they have downplayed the enigmatic find, even though Asians were found buried alongside the Caucasian mummies.
National Geographic writer Thomas B. Allen mused in a 1996 article about his finding a potsherd bearing a fingerprint of the potter. When he inquired if he could take the fragment to a forensic anthropologist, the Chinese scientist asked whether he "would be able to tell if the potter was a white man". Allen said he was not sure, and the official pocketed the fragment and quietly walked away. It appears that many things get in the way of scientific discovery and disclosure.
The existence of the Olmec culture in Old Mexico has always posed a problem. Where did the Negroid people depicted on the colossal heads come from? Why are there Caucasians carved on the stele in what is Mexico's seed civilization? What is worse, why aren't the indigenous Mexican people found on the Olmec artifacts?
Recently a Mexican archaeologist solved the problem by making a fantastic claim: that the Olmec heads -- which generations of people of all ethnic groups have agreed bear a striking resemblance to Africans -- were really representations of the local tribe.
STORM-TROOPERS FOR DARWINISM
The public does not seem at all aware of the fact that the scientific establishment has a double standard when it comes to the free flow of information. In essence, it goes like this... Scientists are highly educated, well trained and intellectually capable of processing all types of information, and they can make the correct critical distinctions between fact and fiction, reality and fantasy. The unwashed public is simply incapable of functioning on this high mental plane.
The noble ideal of the scientist as a highly trained, impartial, apolitical observer and assembler of established facts into a useful body of knowledge seems to have been shredded under the pressures and demands of the real world. Science has produced many positive benefits for society; but we should know by now that science has a dark, negative side. Didn't those meek fellows in the clean lab coats give us nuclear bombs and biological weapons? The age of innocence ended in World War II.
That the scientific community has an attitude of intellectual superiority is thinly veiled under a carefully orchestrated public relations guise. We always see Science and Progress walking hand in hand. Science as an institution in a democratic society has to function in the same way as the society at large; it should be open to debate, argument and counter-argument. There is no place for unquestioned authoritarianism. Is modern science meeting these standards?
In the Fall of 2001, PBS aired a seven-part series, titled Evolution. Taken at face value, that seems harmless enough. However, while the program was presented as pure, objective, investigative science journalism, it completely failed to meet even minimum standards of impartial reporting. The series was heavily weighted towards the view that the theory of evolution is "a science fact" that is accepted by "virtually all reputable scientists in the world", and not a theory that has weaknesses and strong scientific critics.
The series did not even bother to interview scientists who have criticisms of Darwinism: not "creationists" but bona fide scientists. To correct this deficiency, a group of 100 dissenting scientists felt compelled to issue a press release, "A Scientific Dissent on Darwinism", on the day the first program was scheduled to go to air. Nobel nominee Henry "Fritz" Schaefer was among them. He encouraged open public debate of Darwin's theory:
Some defenders of Darwinism embrace standards of evidence for evolution that as scientists they would never accept in other circumstances.
We have seen this same "unscientific" approach applied to archaeology and anthropology, where "scientists" simply refuse to prove their theories yet appoint themselves as the final arbiters of "the facts". It would be naive to think that the scientists who cooperated in the production of the series were unaware that there would be no counter-balancing presentation by critics of Darwin's theory.
Richard Milton is a science journalist. He had been an ardent true believer in Darwinian doctrine until his investigative instincts kicked in one day. After 20 years of studying and writing about evolution, he suddenly realized that there were many disconcerting holes in the theory. He decided to try to allay his doubts and prove the theory to himself by using the standard methods of investigative journalism.
Milton became a regular visitor to London's famed Natural History Museum. He painstakingly put every main tenet and classic proof of Darwinism to the test. The results shocked him. He found that the theory could not even stand up to the rigors of routine investigative journalism.
The veteran science writer took a bold step and published a book titled The Facts of Life: Shattering the Myths of Darwinism. It is clear that the Darwinian myth had been shattered for him, but many more myths about science would also be crushed after his book came out. Milton says:
I experienced the witch-hunting activity of the Darwinist police at first hand - it was deeply disappointing to find myself being described by a prominent Oxford zoologist [Richard Dawkins] as "loony", "stupid" and "in need of psychiatric help" in response to purely scientific reporting.
(Does this sound like stories that came out of the Soviet Union 20 years ago when dissident scientists there started speaking out?)
Dawkins launched a letter-writing campaign to newspaper editors, implying that Milton was a "mole" creationist whose work should be dismissed. Anyone at all familiar with politics will recognize this as a standard Machiavellian by-the-book "character assassination" tactic. Dawkins is a highly respected scientist, whose reputation and standing in the scientific community carry a great deal of weight.
According to Milton, the process came to a head when the London Times Higher Education Supplement commissioned him to write a critique of Darwinism. The publication foreshadowed his coming piece: "Next Week: Darwinism - Richard Milton goes on the attack". Dawkins caught wind of this and wasted no time in nipping this heresy in the bud. He contacted the editor, Auriol Stevens, and accused Milton of being a "creationist", and prevailed upon Stevens to pull the plug on the article. Milton learned of this behind-the-scenes backstabbing and wrote a letter of appeal to Stevens. In the end, she caved in to Dawkins and scratched the piece.
Imagine what would happen if a politician or bureaucrat used such pressure tactics to kill a story in the mass media. It would ignite a huge scandal. Not so with scientists, who seem to be regarded as "sacred cows" and beyond reproach. There are many disturbing facts related to these cases. Darwin's theory of evolution is the only theory routinely taught in our public school system that has never been subjected to rigorous scrutiny; nor have any of the criticisms been allowed into the curriculum.
This is an interesting fact, because a recent poll showed that the American public wants the theory of evolution taught to their children; however, "71 per cent of the respondents say biology teachers should teach both Darwinism and scientific evidence against Darwinian theory". Nevertheless, there are no plans to implement this balanced approach.
It is ironic that Richard Dawkins has been appointed to the position of Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is a classic "Brain Police" stormtrooper, patrolling the neurological front lines. The Western scientific establishment and mass media pride themselves on being open public forums devoid of prejudice or censorship. However, no television program examining the flaws and weaknesses of Darwinism has ever been aired in Darwin's home country or in America. A scientist who opposes the theory cannot get a paper published.
The Mysterious Origins of Man was not a frontal attack on Darwinism; it merely presented evidence that is considered anomalous by the precepts of his theory of evolution.
Returning to our bastions of intellectual integrity, Forest Mims was a solid and skilled science journalist. He had never been the centre of any controversy and so he was invited to write the most-read column in the prestigious Scientific American, "The Amateur Scientist", a task he gladly accepted. According to Mims, the magazine's editor Jonathan Piel then learned that he also wrote articles for a number of Christian magazines.
The editor called Mims into his office and confronted him.
"Do you believe in the theory of evolution?" Piel asked. Mims replied, "No, and neither does Stephen Jay Gould."
His response did not affect Piel's decision to bump Mims off the popular column after just three articles.
This has the unpleasant odor of a witch-hunt. The writer never publicly broadcast his private views or beliefs, so it would appear that the "stormtroopers" now believe they have orders to make sure "unapproved" thoughts are never publicly disclosed.
Taboo or Not Taboo?
So, the monitors of "good thinking" are not just the elite of the scientific community, as we have seen in several cases; they are television producers and magazine editors as well. It seems clear that they are all driven by the singular imperative of furthering "public science education", as the president of the Cambrian Institute so aptly phrased it.
However, there is a second item on the agenda, and that is to protect the public from "unscientific" thoughts and ideas that might infect the mass mind.
We outlined some of those taboo subjects at the beginning of the article; now we should add that it is also "unwholesome" and "unacceptable" to engage in any of the following research pursuits:
paranormal phenomena UFOs cold fusion and free energy,
...and all the rest of the "pseudo-sciences".
Does this have a familiar ring to it? Are we hearing the faint echoes of religious zealotry? Who ever gave science the mission of engineering and directing the inquisitive pursuits of the citizenry of the free world?
It is all but impossible for any scientific paper that has anti-Darwinian ramifications to be published in a mainstream scientific journal. It is also just as impossible to get the "taboo" subjects even to the review table, and you can forget about finding your name under the title of any article in Nature unless you are a credentialed scientist, even if you are the next Albert Einstein.
To restate how this conspiracy begins, it is with two filters: credentials and peer review. Modern science is now a maze of such filters set up to promote certain orthodox theories and at the same time filter out that data already prejudged to be unacceptable. Evidence and merit are not the guiding principles; conformity and position within the established community have replaced objectivity, access and openness.
Scientists do not hesitate to launch the most outrageous personal attacks against those they perceive to be the enemy. Eminent paleontologist Louis Leakey penned this acid one-liner about Forbidden Archeology:
"Your book is pure humbug and does not deserve to be taken seriously by anyone but a fool."
Once again, we see the thrust of a personal attack; the merits of the evidence presented in the book are not examined or debated. It is a blunt, authoritarian pronouncement.
In a forthcoming installment, we will examine some more documented cases and delve deeper into the subtler dimensions of the conspiracy.
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2020.06.11 01:19 lolpolice88 Heritage laws need to account for Māori views on wāhi tapu - academic. Foreign British Colonials and others have used their imposed 'Pakeha Heritage' system to protect colonial pubs, sheds etc while opening up all the true Māori Heritage of Aotearoa for erasure by people hiding behind legal entities

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/418712/heritage-laws-need-to-account-for-maori-views-on-wahi-tapu-academic
" Meriana Johnsen, Journalist[[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]?subject=Heritage%20laws%20need%20to%20account%20for%20M%C4%81ori%20views%20on%20w%C4%81hi%20tapu%20-%20academic)
Heritage laws need to change to stop the repeated destruction of wāhi tapu and Māori archeological sites, an academic says.
It comes after Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Tāonga launched legal action against two people over a vineyard built on an archeological site at the Wairau Bar, which will be heard in Blenheim District Court on 14 July.
The individuals are alleged to have breached section 87 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Tāonga Act, which states it is an offence to modify or destroy an archaeological site authority from Heritage New Zealand, if it is known or it was reasonably suspected it was an archaeological site.
The Wairau Bar, on Marlborough's East Coast, is the earliest known Māori settlement in the country, dating back to 1250AD.
Archaeologists believe at least 200 people may have settled there not long after the first Polynesian navigators landed in Aotearoa.
More than 40 kōiwi or human remains have been discovered there, alongside hundreds of artefacts.
Rangitāne o Wairau descendant and activist Keelan Walker has been fighting for the protection of wāhi tapu sites at Wairau Bar and said two individuals being charged was "a good start" but he wanted to see results.
He said the Crown had breached the Treaty of Waitangi by failing to protect archeological sites in the area for the second time in four years.
"It happened again, and that's where the breach is - it's like, 'hang on, if you guys haven't got a process that protects and preserves our wāhi tapu, then that's a failure'."
He said heritage legislation was biased towards private landowners.
"It is actually designed and written to give private landowners more rights than what is is designed to protect - wāhi tapu - on that land.
"To me, if the act is flawed and the mechanism they employ to carry out what they promise is flawed, then that's a failure."
Victoria University Māori studies associate professor Peter Adds said some elements of the bill governing wāhi tapu could be stronger, and Heritage New Zealand did not have the resources to enforce it.
"I don't think they get sufficient funding from the Crown to do that work properly, primarily because of the costs of defending any decisions not to allow authorities and individuals to destroy archeological sites when they apply to do so.
He said Heritage New Zealand had to strike a balance between the interests of land developers and the interests of the preservation of heritage, and "the unfortunate loser tends to be Māori and tend to be the loss of archeological sites and wāhi tapu themselves."
He wanted legislation to require district councils, which decide what level of protection wāhi tapu sites get by how they list them in their district plans, to take Māori views into account.
"They can consult Māori people - and often do consult Māori people - but they're not required to do what they say, as it were, so all of that stuff could be tighetened up quite considerably."
He said there was a high degree of variability in how wāhi tapu sites were recognised by councils.
Heritage New Zealand could not provide RNZ with information on how many cases it had brought against landowners for destroying or modifying archaeological sites.
Chief executive Andrew Coleman said it did not take many prosecutions because most people abided by the rules."
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2020.05.19 04:43 lolpolice88 The land of the wrong white crowd: Growing up and living in the shadow of racism

https://e-tangata.co.nz/history/the-land-of-the-wrong-white-crowd-growing-up-and-living-in-the-shadow-of-racism/
" For much of his life, Trevor Richards has been fighting racism both here and internationally, most notably as one of the founders of HART (Halt All Racist Tours) which campaigned against New Zealand’s sporting ties with apartheid South Africa. Here he looks back at the history of New Zealand’s race relations, which was once touted (by Pākehā New Zealanders) as the best in the world.
I was one of the early baby boomers, born in South Auckland towards the end of 1946. I grew up in the north, in Kaikohe and Paihia, before heading off to university in Auckland. My teenage stamping ground was the cradle of early European settlement. Kororāreka, New Zealand’s first capital until 1841, was a short ferry ride away. Re-named Russell in 1844, I could see it from our front door. It was on the hill overlooking Kororāreka that Ngāpuhi chief Hōne Heke Pōkai and his supporters chopped down the flagstaff, not once, but four times. War followed.
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where, five years earlier, Heke had signed the Treaty, was even closer to where we lived. Five minutes in the opposite direction was the site of the country’s first church. Built of raupo, it had been constructed in 1823. The church which now stands on the site was only erected in 1925, but its adjoining graveyard dates from 1826. The Mission House and the Old Stone Store in Kerikeri, New Zealand’s two oldest surviving buildings, were no more than a short Sunday afternoon drive away.
Being surrounded by all this history was great. But in school, we weren’t taught much about it — and what we were taught was a history viewed pretty much through a 19th century Pākehā lens. Growing up in the Bay of Islands felt like growing up in the middle of an old disused movie set. The props from our past were all there, and we doffed our hats in their direction on occasions, but it was as if they no longer had any real relevance to contemporary life.
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Trevor, after a day of fishing.
As a Pākehā kid, I can’t recall the word “racism” being used very much. In the 1950s and 1960s, most Pākehā New Zealanders believed that our race relations were great. At Northland College in Kaikohe in the early 1960s, Prime Minister Keith Holyoake told our school assembly that New Zealand had “the best race relations in the world”. Newspapers were regularly reporting someone or other expressing such views.
Our next door neighbour in Kaikohe, a widower in his 80s, certainly believed that this was the case. One night in 1957, as we were tracking the Russian Sputnik across the night sky , he commented approvingly on a recent newspaper story praising the state of our race relations — before going on to marvel at the strength of the light the Russians had put in their satellite.
At the time, most Pākehā believed that they had been fair in their dealings with Māori, and that, if there was a problem, it was the other party in the relationship that was to blame.
For most, this wasn’t based on any real understanding. There was little or no awareness of anything indigenous. Māori history, language, culture and values were subjects for neither contemplation nor discussion. Most Pākehā wouldn’t have known the difference between a pōwhiri and a waiata.
In the days of my childhood, land confiscation and the systematic destruction and debasement of an indigenous culture were unacknowledged concepts. An awareness of the effects of English colonialism and its impact on Māori was an understanding for a future time. To many Pākehā at this time, Māori was simply “Hori” — an overweight, happy-go-lucky, not very bright character who was work-shy and drank too much. This derogatory term became more common in the 1960s as Māori became increasingly urbanised.
What often sustains racism and gives it potency is that it’s not recognised for what it is by those practising and benefiting from it. A majority culture can belittle the minority culture without thinking — without even knowing it’s doing so.
Many Pākehā (fewer now) took their privileges for granted, and were oblivious to the conditions under which Māori and other ethnic minority groups lived. The “natural order of things” often turns out to be the result of a narrow, insular, self-serving vision based on a series of unrecognised, embedded racist assumptions. Those racist assumptions can form the basis of the majority culture’s attitudinal DNA.
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Trevor with his sister Shirley, parents Ruth and Wilfred, and maternal grandparents Nellie and Frederick Civil.
I don’t remember much of my early years in South Auckland. Kaikohe I remember well — which is different from saying that there was much understanding involved. TS Eliot writes in Little Gidding, the last of his Four Quartets, lines that first struck home when I was writing Dancing on Our Bones: New Zealand, South Africa, Rugby and Racism:
We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.
That observation is certainly true of my recollections of growing up in Kaikohe. Looking back, Māori were all around us, but what did we know about them and their lives? It was Pākehā who were in control and the town reflected Pākehā dominance. Māori had lived in the area for more than 500 years, but the streets and roads in the town centre were named after Europeans — Clifford, Routley, de Merle, Bisset — whoever they were.
Kaikohe was not unique. It was pretty much the same throughout the country. Irrespective of whose whakapapa dominated a particular area, the names on street signs were mostly European. In Kaikohe, some roads had descriptive names — Hillcrest, Memorial, Park, Recreation. There were some streets named after trees — Kowhai and Tawa — and yes, a few on the outer reaches of the central township did have Māori names. Hongi, Heke and Wihongi.
But, mostly, central Kaikohe was all very Pākehā, despite its history, and the significant number of Māori living in the area. There was a large Māori settlement in the west of the town on Rangihamama Rd, which most people I knew referred to simply as “Rangi Rd”. Unlike the roads in the town centre, Rangihamama Rd was bumpy, potholed and unsealed.
Most, if not all, of the retail outlets were owned and operated by Pākehā. The local council had a succession of white mayors and although there may have been Māori councillors, I don’t recall any. The town’s one picture theatre, the Regent, had two floors: upstairs and downstairs. In the years that I was at college, upstairs was one shilling and three pence, downstairs was nine pence. Upstairs had comfortable padded seats. Downstairs the seats were much less comfy. Pākehā sat upstairs. Māori sat downstairs.
That wasn’t the law — but it was the reality, the result of a mix of social convention and economic realities. At the time, I didn’t regard any of this as in any sense wrong or unfair. It was just the way it was.
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Kaikohe Primary School, forms 1 and 2, 1958. Trevor is second from right, bottom seated row. Until 1969, most Māori children went to the Kaikohe Native School.
At primary school, we were taught about the arrival of Kupe, Toi and Whātonga and The Great Migration. At Northland College, we were taught about something called “The Māori Wars”. It was some time before they became known as “The New Zealand Wars”.
Fortunately, some of our teachers were living in advance of their time. In the fourth form, I recall writing an essay in which I quoted from a book, written by an early settler, which I had found on my grandfather’s bookshelf. The author was no Elsdon Best. Alongside one of the passages critical of Māori, which I had taken from the book, my teacher (Jim Gale, who, by the 1970s, was a well-known anti-racist activist) had quoted from Lear in the margin: “More sinned against than sinning.”
All power to teachers! In Kaikohe, in the 1960s, there were scarcely any others to keep the flame of liberal values alive.
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Trevor, with wreath, on Anzac Day 1961.
Northland College isn’t much more than half an hour from Waitangi, and the Treaty grounds were no more than a brisk walk from our home in Paihia, where I lived during the last few years of my time at secondary school.
My first enduring memory of Waitangi was February 6, 1963. The Queen, on her second visit to New Zealand, attended celebrations at the Treaty grounds. I was part of a Boy Scout Guard of Honour which greeted her as she stepped ashore at the Waitangi jetty. I’d been told by our college principal that “this will be the most important day of your life”.
That was a build-up on which the day sadly failed to deliver. Everybody in the official party down at the jetty had just looked so uninspiring. The PM, Keith Holyoake, looked too much like New Zealand Herald cartoonist Gordon Minhinnick’s caricatures to be taken seriously, and the Queen didn’t look that much different from many others her age that I’d seen at the Kaikohe A&P Show.
As to the actual events at Waitangi which followed, I don’t remember much about them. Platitudinous speeches are rarely memorable. I left the Treaty grounds, empty and disappointed, half wondering how I was going to get through the rest of my life if this day was its most important.
The basis of national identity is often myths and easy generalities. When it came to matters of race, this was certainly so of New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s. During those decades, assimilation was New Zealand’s official race relations policy. For most Pākehā, this meant claiming that once Māori adopted white ways and behaved like whites, they would be treated like whites. And that was it.
Assimilation was not a two-way street. Pākehā were not required to adopt or adapt to important aspects of Māori culture. For Māori, even speaking te reo was out. That was a road in the wrong direction.
Although we didn’t know it, as we baby boomers were growing up, huge changes were taking place in New Zealand society.
In 1945, the majority of Māori had lived in rural communities. Only 26 percent lived in towns and cities. By 1966, this had risen to 62 percent, and by 1986, almost 80 percent of Māori lived in towns and cities.
For Pākehā, the “golden weather” of New Zealand race relations was coming to an end. As Māori and Pākehā mixed more, the hoax of assimilation became more clear. Young Māori radicals began arguing that, for Māori, the way forward was to return to and rediscover their roots. A Māori renaissance was underway. When Ngā Tamatoa declared there was no Māori problem — “What we have is a problem with Pākehā” — many Pākehā, who hadn’t spent five minutes examining any aspect of their relationship with Māori, felt threatened.
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Members of Ngā Tamatoa on the steps of Parliament Buildings, 1972. They are (from back left) Toro Waaka (Ngāti Kahungunu), John Ohia (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga), Paul Kotara (Ngāi Tahu), Tame Iti (Ngāi Tuhoe), and (from front left) Orewa Barrett-Ohia (Ngāti Maniapoto), Rawiri Paratene (Ngāpuhi) and Tiata Witehira (Ngāpuhi). (Alexander Turnbull Library)
I was at Auckland University when Ngā Tamatoa was formed. What Syd Jackson, Ted Nia, Tame Iti and others were talking about wasn’t all that radical. Their chief concerns were the continuing confiscation of Māori land and the rapid disappearance of their language. What was “radical” was their presentation of this message. Articulate and uncompromising, their take-no-prisoners approach signalled the beginning of a new chapter in Māori protest.
As the ‘60s became the ‘70s, the focus on race issues, both domestic and international, increased. Academics and church leaders, university students and trade unionists were speaking out.
In 1970, Eric Gowing, the Anglican Bishop of Auckland, neatly tied issues of apartheid and domestic racism together when he said “what we think about sporting contacts with South Africa depends on what we think about racism”.
In 1970, anti-apartheid organisations, including the recently formed HART (Halt All Racist Tours), churches and trade unions came together to form the New Zealand Race Relations Council (NZRRC) under the leadership of Jim Gale, my Northland College fourth form social studies teacher.
The council’s basic aim, “was to extend and promote understanding, cooperation and harmony between the races”. Honorary vice-presidents included the Māori Queen, Te Atairangikaahu, the Ombudsman, Sir Guy Powles, Cardinal McKeefry, the four Māori MPs, and two Anglican bishops (Eric Gowing from Auckland, and Walter Robinson from Dunedin). The patron was Sir Edmund Hillary.
The growing indications were that there was no way, when it came to race issues, that 1970s New Zealand was going to be quiet. I was happy to know that whatever it was that lay ahead, there was a solid base of mainstream New Zealand that had committed itself to an important set of beliefs — even if the NZRRC’s aims had been somewhat quaintly expressed.
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Rob Muldoon, New Zealand’s PM from 1975 to 1984.
And so it came to pass. Dominating most of the following decade and beyond was Robert Muldoon, National’s leader during much of the Third Labour Government (1972-75) and the prime minister from 1975 to 1984. He was the chief advocate of a virulent set of racist, populist policies and an unpleasant man.
If New Zealand was going to have a prime minister with such views, I was pleased it was someone who so polarised the country. Every time he made one of his more egregious statements, more people joined the ranks of those wanting change. By the end of the decade, racism had become an issue on which the country was deeply conflicted.
Central to this growing ongoing racial division were issues of land alienation. In 1975, Whina Cooper led a highly publicised 1,000-kilometre hīkoi from Te Hāpua in the Far North to Wellington protesting against the continuing loss of Māori land.
At the time, Māori land ownership had dwindled to five percent. The hīkoi was inspirational and game-changing. The genie was out of the bottle. In the early days of 1977, activists moved on to and then occupied land at Auckland’s Bastion Point in an attempt to prevent Ngāti Whātua land coming under the control of the Crown. They remained there for 507 days.
Protests spread as far as the United Kingdom. Coinciding with the 1977 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting that was being held in London to mark the Queen’s silver jubilee, London-based HART activists, Kathy Baxter and Dave Wickham, organised protests outside New Zealand House demanding the return of Bastion Point to Ngāti Whātua.
In early 1978, another major land dispute flared up in Raglan, where local golf club authorities were planning to extend their 9-hole course to 18 by expanding over an ancient Māori burial site. The protest at Raglan and at Bastion Point were both eventually to have successful outcomes, though not before hundreds were arrested.
Looking back, on issues of race, it was not just “radicals” who were dominating the political landscape. The Third Labour Government was also making an impact. In April 1973, it cancelled that year’s Springbok rugby tour. In 1974, February 6 became known, for a brief period, as New Zealand Day.
At Waitangi that year, Prime Minister Norman Kirk’s spontaneous gesture of taking a small Māori boy by the hand as he moved to the speakers’ rostrum became a much talked about symbol of hope in the country’s future.
Not all my friends had viewed Kirk’s gesture positively — the word paternalism was heard on a number of occasions. But when I compared Waitangi 1975 with my experience of Waitangi 1963, I felt that as a country we had made some progress.
In October 1975, Labour created the Waitangi Tribunal to hear Māori claims of breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, which included unresolved land disputes.
In 1976, the incoming National government entered office encouraging sporting contacts with South Africa. On the domestic race front, New Zealand Day reverted to being Waitangi Day.
In 1977, the Waitangi Tribunal convened briefly, but quickly went into recess.
In the 1970s, it wasn’t only Māori who were under attack. We’d welcomed 80,000 immigrants from neighbouring Pacific Islands when the New Zealand economy was booming and there was a shortage of labour, but couldn’t get rid of them fast enough when, by the mid-‘70s, the economy was in trouble.
The Dawn Raids, which had begun under the Third Labour Government, and intensified under the 1975 National government, focused on rounding up Pacific Islanders who had overstayed their visas. Sāmoan and Tongan overstayers were singled out. Many were stopped in the street and asked for proof of residency. At the time of these Dawn Raids, the majority of those guilty of overstaying were not citizens of New Zealand’s Pacific neighbours. They were from Australia, the UK, and South Africa — but that was okay, because they were white.
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The Polynesian Panthers at a protest rally in 1971. (Photo: John Miller)
Throughout the 1970s, the two strands of New Zealand’s anti-racist struggle — domestic and international — had supported each other. HART had been formed in 1969, the year before Ngā Tamatoa. Syd Jackson and Hana Te Hemara, representing the New Zealand Māori Students’ Association, were two of the 14 at the meeting which established HART.
From the beginning, Syd and other Ngā Tamatoa members were active in the anti-apartheid campaigns. One night, Syd and I were speaking in Rotorua against the 1976 All Black tour of South Africa when a bomb threat closed the meeting down.
HART also worked alongside the Polynesian Panther Party, which had been formed in Auckland in 1971 to promote the interests of New Zealand’s Pacific Island community. In 1972, HART organised a speaking tour in Christchurch for the Panthers to help them widen their support.
In 1974, representatives of Ngā Tamatoa, the Polynesian Panther Party, HART, and CARE met with representatives of the Ponsonby Rugby Football Club in an unsuccessful attempt to persuade them to abandon their planned 1975 tour of South Africa. At the time, 60 percent of Ponsonby residents were Polynesian, and polls indicated that 81 percent of Polynesians living in Ponsonby were opposed to the tour. The following year, HART branches around the country joined with other sympathetic organisations and individuals to prepare food for those on the hīkoi.
In the post-war period, it wasn’t only the realities of New Zealand race relations that many New Zealanders were either ignorant of, or in denial, about. As race became a major issue on the world stage, many in New Zealand were slow to respond positively to the new developing international consensus, especially when it came to Southern Africa.
Support for apartheid among politicians, sportsmen and business leaders was always more widespread than was officially conceded. In a visit to South Africa in 1967, the deputy prime minister, Jack Marshall, had been struck by what he had seen. On his return to New Zealand, in a letter to the South African prime minister, John Vorster, he wrote that he was “impressed by the good relations which seemed to me to exist between the Bantu and the white people. I saw no evidence of tension or resentment”. On another occasion, Marshall had also expressed the belief that Māori were “good bulldozer drivers”.
Tauranga’s National MP George Walsh visited South Africa and Southern Rhodesia in 1972. Of Ian Smith, he said: “This dedicated prime minister is becoming well known for his generous outlook.” He declared that Southern Rhodesia was “the best run country in Africa”, and that, in South Africa, “under separate development, the racial problems will resolve themselves”.
Allan McCready, who was the minister in charge of the Dawn Raids of the mid-1970s (and who went on to own a racehorse which he named “Dawn Raid”), commented on his return from Southern Rhodesia, in October 1973, that: “You can take the Bantu out of the bush, but you cannot take the bush out of the Bantu.” To Rotorua MP Harry Lapwood, anti-apartheid protestors were “mentally sick or warped in mind”.
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With Nelson Mandela, in 1995.
In 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected the first president of a new, democratic, non-racial South Africa, but, as late as 2008, at least one politician was still failing the apartheid test. In his first television debate with Helen Clark in the 2008 election campaign, National Party leader John Key claimed that he couldn’t remember whether, when at university in 1981, he’d been for or against that year’s Springbok tour — which is a bit like not being able to remember which party you voted for in the last election. What was probably running through Key’s mind when he gave this dumb answer was whether it was politically safe in 2008 to admit to having been in support of the tour.
There were many others, and they weren’t all politicians. A Wellington stockbroker and former All Black, Ron Jarden, returned from South Africa in 1968 convinced that apartheid was the only possible method of controlling and developing South Africa’s multi-racial society. “The natives have freedom from want and freedom from the danger of getting a spear through their stomach. They have family unity and continuing security and opportunity. Are these not more important than political freedom?”
Tom Pearce, the chairman of the Auckland Regional Authority, and an erstwhile house guest of Southern Rhodesia’s Minister of Law and Order, Desmond Lardner- Burke, praised the role of white men in history and called for restraining orders to be placed on anti-apartheid leaders.
For those seeking racial justice at home and abroad,1975-84 had been a particularly grim period. Internationally, New Zealand had always promoted the view that it was strongly opposed to apartheid, but its support over this period for New Zealand rugby’s continued links with South Africa rather got in the way of that claim.
For the National government, it wasn’t, as was often claimed, a case of keeping politics out of sport. Between 1972 and 1984, National fought four successive election campaigns making sport central to its political appeal. When the government’s international anti-apartheid rhetoric conflicted with its pro-apartheid domestic decision making, the government acted in accordance with domestic imperatives, but continued to keep on mouthing the rhetoric internationally.
Not so well remembered are the 1960-72 positions of New Zealand at the United Nations, when it either voted against, or abstained on, most resolutions which condemned South Africa.
At the time of Southern Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965, a Tanzanian representative was prompted to describe New Zealand as “enemy number one of Africa” — a theme which Tanzania and over 20 other nations were to give practical effect to 11 years later, when they walked out of the 1976 Montreal Olympics in protest against the New Zealand government’s outspoken support for that year’s All Black rugby tour of South Africa.
Prime Minister Muldoon had gone so far as to say that the 1976 All Blacks had gone to South Africa with his personal blessing and goodwill. Foreign minister Brian Talboys meanwhile had continued to assure the international community of New Zealand’s abhorrence of apartheid.
The Muldoon government had once again mouthed the anti-apartheid rhetoric for international consumption, while at the same time singing from an entirely different song sheet for perceived domestic advantage. As Africa boycotted the Montreal Olympics, the government was to discover the perils of speaking simultaneously out of both sides of its mouth.
By 1981, the New Zealand of my childhood was at war with itself. The battle between the values held by many of my parents’ generation, and those held by many baby boomers, was changing the way New Zealanders thought about themselves — the way they thought about the country they wanted New Zealand to be.
We were deeply divided over a wide range of issues. It was not just race. That divide included our attitudes to women’s rights, gay rights, and the issue of New Zealand’s role and place in the world. Were we an appendage of Empire, or were we an independent Pacific nation? In 1973, the Labour government answered this question when Prime Minister Norman Kirk sent a navy frigate to French Polynesia to protest against French nuclear testing in the Pacific.
The impact of the 1981 tour was widespread. First, we did not stop the tour, but we did show solidarity with those suffering under apartheid. Nelson Mandela told Dame Catherine Tizard in 1995 that, when he heard about the cancellation of the Hamilton game, “it felt like the sun coming out”. Second, at a time when they were badly needed, HART projected positive images of New Zealand internationally. We didn’t allow a small-minded, insular and racist government to speak for us. Third, we affirmed and promoted the power of protest. This had a positive impact on many issues, none more so than on issues of domestic racism.
Perhaps the greatest achievement of the tour protests was the way in which it springboarded the issue of Māori sovereignty into the mainstream of liberal thinking. Increasingly, it wasn’t credible to oppose racism in South Africa while ignoring it at home.
In 1981, activist and artist Ralph Hotere, ONZ, was painting his Black Union Jack series. My favourite is a mixed media work carrying the handwritten inscription Greetings from the land of the wrong white crowd. I love it, partly because its message, a vernacular play on the translation of the original Māori name for New Zealand, is totally unambiguous.
In 1985, the Fourth Labour Government, elected the previous year, revived the Waitangi Tribunal and extended its brief to cover claims to include any alleged breach of the Treaty since 1840.
In 1987, the Māori language became an official language of New Zealand. Not much more than a generation previously, kids in primary school were whacked for speaking te reo.
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Trevor with Springbok captain Francois Pienaar in 1994.
From 1988 to 1996, I was Africa Programme Manager for Volunteer Service Abroad, visiting projects in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa on a regular basis. The anti-apartheid campaigns of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s had exposed much anti-African sentiment in New Zealand. Born of ignorance, arrogance and racism, these views often went hand in hand with attitudes unsympathetic to the rights of tangata whenua. Travelling frequently in East and Southern Africa over this period exposed me to rich, sophisticated, and vibrant cultures about which their New Zealand critics knew nothing. As John Lennon said: “Living is easy with eyes closed.”
I’d been actively involved in the New Zealand anti-apartheid movement and the wider anti-racist struggle for more than 30 years. In 2004, my partner was appointed to a job at the OECD. For 12 years, we lived on Paris’s left bank, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
France is so very different to New Zealand in so many respects, and yet, in some respects — and I am thinking now of racism — it’s not that dissimilar. Paris has an international reputation for being liberal, even revolutionary. To the casual tourist, it may be these things, but for many of those who live there, particularly those from any of France’s former colonies in North and West Africa, the City of Light is also a city of darkness.
Living there, it doesn’t take a terribly sharp scalpel to cut through the pretence and discover a society strongly infected with racism. France’s Muslim community, the largest in Europe, is a social underclass. This is a consequence of both France’s colonial past and its post-colonial history of indifference. At the time that I was living in France, an estimated 40 percent of Muslim youth in France were unemployed. French Muslims represented 7 to 8 percent of the country’s population, but 70 percent of its prison population. I doubt that the French figures today are very much different.
In New Zealand, we have recently passed the first anniversary of a white nationalist terrorist attack on two Christchurch Mosques. Fifty-one Muslims were killed. Twice, while I was living in Paris, the city was the subject of major attacks. The first, in January 2015, killed 17. The second, in November 2015, killed 130.
In both countries, the epicentre of these attacks became awash with candles, messages, flowers, graffiti. After the second attack in Paris, French journalist Natalie Nougayrede wrote: “It has become both a shrine and a celebration of the Paris we knew before.”
Similar sentiments were common following the Christchurch attack. But the nature of the attacks suffered by Paris and Christchurch were very different. In New Zealand, the attacker was a white nationalist and Muslims were the target. In France, the attackers were Muslim Jihadists, and it was French journalists, French Jews, and the French population as a whole who were the targets.
The response of many New Zealanders to the Christchurch attack was to stand by and embrace its Muslim community, but anti-Muslim incidents were also reported. Veiled Muslim women were yelled at in public places and told to go back to where they came from. (New Zealand is where they come from.)
What would the reaction have been here if the Christchurch attack had been carried out not by a white nationalist targeting Muslims, but by foreign Muslim jihadists, targeting the New Zealand population as a whole? Probably not too dissimilar to the reaction in France, where in the week following the first attack, 26 French mosques were attacked — by firebombs, gunfire, pigs heads and grenades. It was similar after the second attack.
To those who are culturally and/or ethnically different from mainstream Pākehā New Zealand, this country can demonstrate genuine empathy. It can also display an embittered version of hate. Fortunately, I don’t believe that these differing responses exist in equal measure.
Arriving back in New Zealand after 12 years in Europe, some changes were immediately obvious. Most noticeable was the growth and public acceptance of the use of te reo. What a delight! And how good it’s been to see basic “teach yourself Māori” being offered online as one of the activities during the coronavirus lockdown. Not that te reo has gained universal acceptance. For too many, the language is regarded as “useless”.
Returning, it was also encouraging to find that Waitangi Day celebrations had lost much of their hard-edged confrontation. At the time of my birth, the Treaty of Waitangi was just six years on from its 100th anniversary. Earlier this year, it reached its 180th anniversary.
Recently, the Māori Council issued a challenge to New Zealand. By the time of the Treaty’s 200th anniversary, it said, “we must set ambitious targets to rid the nation of racism”. Since 1840, racism has been an enduring feature of New Zealand life. Today, that racism is recognised for what it is by many Pākehā. For much of the last 180 years, it was not.
What are the chances of ending racism in New Zealand by 2040? The news on this front would seem to be both good and bad.
Structurally, racism continues to impact strongly on New Zealand society. The life expectancy of Māori is less than that of Pākehā. The percentage of Māori in prison — especially Māori women — far exceeds that of Pākehā. The percentage of unemployed Māori and of Māori living below the poverty line far exceeds that of Pākehā. The percentage of Māori in home ownership is lower compared to Pākehā.
Unemployment. Prison incarceration. Irrespective of country, racism always seems to impact negatively in exactly the same areas.
At the same time, attitudes and understanding are changing. There’s been undeniable progress since my visit to Waitangi in 1963. But it’s a slow and uneven progress across many fronts. Grievances associated with basic issues such as land alienation remain, as the recent occupation at Ihumātao illustrates.
For many, an unwillingness to recognise this country’s roots remains entrenched. In the poorly designed 2015-16 debate over whether New Zealand should change its flag, bad taste and racism were to the fore. The most popular new designs were ones better suited to either cereal packets or jam jars. The least supported — often ones with the better designs — were ones incorporating Māori motifs.
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Ōtorohanga College students who presented a petition to parliament calling for the New Zealand Wars to be taught in schools.
One piece of good news is that teaching New Zealand history in schools will soon be compulsory. Some schools are teaching some New Zealand history some of the time, but the Ministry of Education doesn’t know how much or to how many. As far back as 1938, James Cowan, one of New Zealand’s early preeminent historians, was questioning why New Zealand schools were teaching English history and not our own history. I must’ve been one of the lucky ones, even if what I was taught at Northland College was a history that reflected the prevailing attitudes of the time.
Move forward 81 years from Cowan’s observation to September 2019, and we have Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that, by 2022, all schools and kura in the country will be expected to teach New Zealand history. The curriculum changes being made will ensure that all students are aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they influenced and shaped the nation. Could this have elements of being a game changer?
Take Hōne Heke, for example. Chopping down the flagpole at Kororāreka is one of New Zealand history’s abiding images. I left college with a very 19th century colonial understanding of events: that Heke was some sort of lone, troublemaking malcontent who was finally put in his place by Governor George Grey.
But what if we’d been told that Heke, a Christian, and the first Māori to sign the Treaty, had been given assurances by Rev Henry Williams that, under the Treaty, the authority of Māori chiefs would be protected? The British government never kept this promise. Heke and other Māori felt betrayed. Their multiple attacks on the flagpole were taken out of a sense of that betrayal.
Historian Vincent O’Malley has written recently that “a mature nation takes ownership of its history, not just cherry-picking the good bits out to remember but also acknowledging the bad stuff as well. Moving confidently into the future requires a robust understanding of where we’ve come from and been”.
In one of the more famous lines in New Zealand poetry, Allan Curnow writes:
Not I, some child, born in a marvellous year Will learn the trick of standing upright here.
Vincent O’Malley again:
Reconciling ourselves to the history of this land — finding a place to stand — is not just about supporting the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. That’s part of the story but not the whole solution. It’s about ordinary New Zealanders taking the time to acknowledge and even own this history. Learn about it, respect it, pass it on, make sure your children and their children learn these stories too. Not so they can feel guilty or ashamed about the actions of their ancestors. But so they can be big enough, and confident enough, to say, “yes, this is part of our history too.” It is only through understanding, accepting and reconciling ourselves to that history will we “learn the trick of standing upright here”.
Some New Zealanders are on the road “to ending racism”. Some are not. A large number of those who are not are probably not even aware that there is a need for such a journey. On the campaign trail, I would often quote Martin Luther King:
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
The Māori Council’s vision of ending racism by 2040 is an aspirational goal. The trick to making it more than that is for the country to learn what it means to stand upright here. That is happening. But by 2040?
📷Trevor Richards was one of 14 people who established the Halt All Racist Tours movement (HART) at Auckland University in July 1969. He was the movement’s first chair (1969-1980) and international secretary (1980-85). In 1977, he worked for the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid in New York, assisting in drawing up the UN International Declaration Against Apartheid in Sport. His account of New Zealand’s long campaign against apartheid sport, Dancing On Our Bones: New Zealand, South Africa, rugby and racism was published in 1999.
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2020.02.14 12:26 lolpolice88 Fucking Scumbag Criminal Pakeha Quacks still looting Maori Graves for their racist colonial bullshit. If you catch them you know what to do.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/in-depth/409521/concerns-over-secret-search-for-giants-bones-near-huntly
" A secretive group excavating a cave they believe is filled with a race of pre-Polynesian giants' skeletons have iwi and archaeologists worried.
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Archaeologists say a group of people tunnelling into the side of a country road in search of a race of pre-Polynesian giants' skeletons could be damaging the archaeological record.
A representative of local iwi, Ngāti Taahinga, who have tīpuna and taonga buried in the limestone-rich north Waikato area's caves, has described the group's actions as "disturbing".
RNZ understands one member of the group is a caver, but none are trained archaeologists.
Since 2016, the group has recorded progress of the dig by sharing photos, videos and written updates on a blog that has been viewed more than 88,000 times.
Otago University associate professor of bioarchaeology Dr Siân Halcrow worries about the number of people who might come across the blog and believe the information being put out on it.
"It does really highlight what some New Zealanders think, in terms of pre-Māori conspiracy theories, with really racist undertones. It's not grounded in fact, so people should be aware."
Though the group has tried to keep the location of the cave secret, RNZ has been able to confirm its whereabouts and contact the landowner, who was unaware of the dig and said the group did not have his permission to be tunnelling into his property.
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The secretive group has been sporadically digging out the tube-like cave for close to four years, often under the cover of darkness. They are yet to find any real evidence of the supposed giants they call the "tall ones", although they say they have already found several bones in the cave.
The group has determined one is the leg bone of an 8 foot tall human and could be up to 2500 years old. "This here, my friends, is a human bone of a pre-Polynesian inhabitant," a male voice says in a video of the hollow bone posted online by the group. "You can tell by the triangular shape. It's most likely a tibia, which would make this… individual 8ft 4 inches tall… Regardless of its length, this is an older bone than any human being in New Zealand. What do our detractors say now, we wonder?"
Experts say the bone probably belongs to a moa.
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The group say this bone belongs to a giant pre-Polynesian human and could be more than 2500 years old. Experts say it's likely from a moa. Photo: Supplied
The lack of evidence hasn't hampered the enthusiasm of the group's apparent leader, who does not reveal his name online but goes by the initials 'IJ'.
"Providing proof of 8' humans to the world will be bigger than finding Tutankhamen," he tells RNZ, via email, adding that the discovery will be "the most talked about worldwide story of the millennium."
A spokesman for Heritage New Zealand - the government entity tasked with protecting New Zealand's historic and cultural heritage - is less excited. Although it's illegal to modify or destroy any part of an archaeological site without authority from Heritage New Zealand, the spokesman says he has "no reason to believe that the purported cave is an archaeological site". In other words, the experts don't think the cave contains any evidence of pre-1900 human activity - giant human bones or otherwise.
The farmer who owns the land is fuming. Despite writing on the blog that "the land owner knows and approves of what we do", the property owner told RNZ he was unaware of the dig, and the group did not have his permission.
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There are many myths, rumours and oral histories pertaining to what lies beneath the crumpled farmland that spreads along the west coast, between Port Waikato and Raglan. Some are more far fetched than others.
Al Mannering, who grew up on a farm in the Waikaretu Valley where the tunnel is being dug, recalls stories of a pou whenua (carved wooden post) being found near a sharp bend when the road was cut, which he says may have signified a nearby urupā. He also recalls seeing a human femur about 2cm longer than his own. "And I am 6ft."
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Tuakau man Maurice Tyson says the cave may contain the skeletons of Spanish flu victims. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly
Another story comes from 88-year-old Maurice Tyson, who has lived in nearby Tuakau since he was a teen. He tells of a 'crypt' filled with 14 or more 8ft tall skeletons being uncovered by road workers, then quickly reburied by archaeologists, as part of a wider conspiracy to keep New Zealand's true history a secret.
Tyson doesn't claim to have seen the skeletons, or their reburial - but says the story was told to him by the road workers who found them. He has multiple theories about who the skeletons belong to - from victims of the Spanish flu to WWII Japanese soldiers.
On self-proclaimed "astro-archaeologist" Martin Doutre's CelticNZ website, an article describes a tribe of tall "Aztec type Maoris" [sic] referred to as the "Tall Ones" who lived in north Waikato caves and were eaten to extinction. The article mentions a "secret burial cave" that is "packed with the dead of the tribe."
It is these stories that seem to have inspired IJ and his crew, (who use the initials BM, YM, RL Davidson and MD on their blog,) to tunnel into the limestone cave in a bank on the side of Waikaretu Valley Rd.
"In the following pages and over the next three years or so you will find digital photos and information, along with video, that will prove that the 'tall ones' actually existed and that they were here long before Maori ever arrived and took the land from them," the blog reads.
"Maori, as we know them, did not possess an empty land as taught in the school books these days or as printed these days in the media - Polynesian's, in fact, came to a land already occupied and then they conquered it [sic] … What is inside our cave, when we finally reach the cavern part, will eventually prove this".
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Though some believe the group is motivated by racism, Eru Whare of Ngāti Taahinga, who is chairman of Pukerewa Marae which is near the cave, is giving IJ and his crew the benefit of the doubt. "I wouldn't put it down to racism. I think it would be a lack of education and understanding of cultural values," he says.
But it's still hard for Whare to understand how or why something like this would be done without talking to iwi first - especially if it's human bones the diggers are searching for. "We have a number of caves back home [in the Waikaretu Valley] and there's still some of our loved ones buried in there. In our history and our culture we always talk about our bones. Where we come from, that's where our bones are. So in an urupā, or this case a cave, when you remove the bones from a place where we laid our dead or our loved ones, it removes that whole spiritual, tapu essence.
"It's very hard for our people to try and decipher why people would do such things. And whether they are looking for, you know, big giants or moas. I mean I can understand... But for guys just going in there without any consultation. Well, that's something else. That's a pretty disturbing approach."
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Despite the group's raison d'etre being the search "for those here long before the Polynesian migrations occurred," there is no evidence of human habitation of Aotearoa New Zealand prior to the arrival of Polynesians. "Every professional archaeologist will tell you the same," Waikato-based archaeologist Sian Keith says.
The pervasive myth that an earlier population of Moriori was displaced by Māori has been repeatedly rejected by academics. So have suggestions that, prior to the arrival of Polynesians, the country was settled by Egyptians, Celts, Greeks, Chinese, Melanesians, or Phoenicians by people like Doutre and Ross Baker of the One New Zealand Foundation (which opposed the return of land to Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi), Bryan Mitchell who believes New Zealand was first settled by a Scottish cattle farmer in the 12th century, Ross Wiseman, Noel Hilliam, Gary Cook and former National Front secretary Kerry Bolton.
More recent stories by writer Barry Brailsford of a mystical, peace-loving, non-Māori race which colonised New Zealand 2000 years before Polynesians arrived, were described as "virulent myth" by archaeologist Atholl Anderson. As with stories of Moriori pushed to justify British colonisation, Brailsford describes the purported peace-loving race as having been killed by Māori.
"These conspiracy theories are really grounded in racist ideologies. They need to be pulled apart for what they are," bioarchaeologist Siân Halcrow says. "There's no cover up."
University of Waikato teaching fellow Dr M Dentith, who studies conspiracy theory, fake news, and secrecy, agrees. "Quite a lot of these theories are used to make some variation of the claim 'Well, if white people were here first, then the Treaty is null and void', or 'We did to Māori only what they did to our distant ancestors'," Dentith says. "My interest is largely in the kinds of 'evidence' people like this put forward in support of their conspiracy theory that the government and Māori are hiding the existence of a pre-Māori, white civilisation here." Like Eru Whare, Dentith links the prevalence of these ideas back to a lack of education about the history and prehistory of Aotearoa.
IJ and his crew appear to loosely subscribe to Brailsford's theory. On the blog, IJ writes of his belief that the "true ancient history" of this country has been "covered up, secreted away, and legislated against" by academics, iwi and archaeologists.
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Canterbury Museum curator Paul Scofield calls alternative theories about pre-Polynesian inhabitants of New Zealand "crackpot" and says the north Waikato cave dig reminds him of a low-cost version of a Dutch-American textiles magnate's 20 year search for gold buried by Spanish pirates on Juan Fernandez Island, off the coast of Chile. But he says nothing can be done about the removal of moa bones from the cave if it is on private land, as there is no legislation protecting the extinct birds' remains.
Talk of cover-ups and academic conspiracies frustrates archaeologist Sian Keith. "One of our jobs as archaeologists is to assess, retrieve and analyse the data from historic sites," she says. "We work with tangible evidence, scientific dating, environmental analysis, and engaging with iwi and hapu who have a rich oral tradition. There are many specialists working in the archaeological field who are passionate and thorough.
"The evidence for pre-Māori inhabitants, of any origin, simply isn't there. If it was, the professional community would have identified it and it would be common knowledge. Archaeologists are not secretive, the work we do is carefully managed under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act, and investigations and excavations have to be formally reported on."
It doesn't matter to the diggers. The most recent update on their progress was posted online by IJ and MD last week. They expressed surprise at the lack of social media reaction to the bone they found. The tunnel they have excavated is now about 14 metres into the hillside. There is still no cavern in sight."
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2020.01.16 00:35 CuteBananaMuffin Archaeological Cover Ups

by Will Hart 2002


The scientific establishment tends to reject, suppress or ignore evidence that conflicts with accepted theories, while denigrating or persecuting the messenger.

"The Brain Police" and "The Big Lie"
Any time you allege a conspiracy is afoot, especially in the field of science, you are treading on thin ice. We tend to be very skeptical about conspiracies--unless the Mafia or some Muslim radicals are behind the alleged plot. But the evidence is overwhelming and the irony is that much of it is in plain view.
The good news is that the players are obvious. Their game plan and even their play-by-play tactics are transparent, once you learn to spot them. However, it is not so easy to penetrate through the smokescreen of propaganda and disinformation to get to their underlying motives and goals. It would be convenient if we could point to a plumber's unit and a boldface liar like Richard Nixon, but this is a more subtle operation.
The bad news: the conspiracy is global and there are many vested interest groups. A cursory investigation yields the usual suspects: scientists with a theoretical axe to grind, careers to further and the status quo to maintain. Their modus operandi is "The Big Lie" -- and the bigger and more widely publicized, the better.
They rely on invoking their academic credentials to support their arguments, and the presumption is that no one has the right to question their authoritarian pronouncements that:
there is no mystery about who built the Great Pyramid or what the methods of construction were, and the Sphinx shows no signs of water damage there were no humans in the Americas before 20,000 BC the first civilization dates back no further than 6000 BC there are no documented anomalous, unexplained or enigmatic data to take into account there are no lost or unaccounted-for civilizations.
Let the evidence to the contrary be damned!


Personal Attacks: Dispute over Age of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid
In 1993, NBC in the USA aired The Mysteries of the Sphinx, which presented geological evidence showing that the Sphinx was at least twice as old (9,000 years) as Egyptologists claimed. It has become well known as the "water erosion controversy". An examination of the politicking that Egyptologists deployed to combat this undermining of their turf is instructive.
Self-taught Egyptologist John Anthony West brought the water erosion issue to the attention of geologist Dr Robert Schoch. They went to Egypt and launched an intensive on-site investigation. After thoroughly studying the Sphinx first hand, the geologist came to share West's preliminary conclusion and they announced their findings.
Dr Zahi Hawass, the Giza Monuments chief, wasted no time in firing a barrage of public criticism at the pair. Renowned Egyptologist Dr Mark Lehner, who is regarded as the world's foremost expert on the Sphinx, joined his attack. He charged West and Schoch with being "ignorant and insensitive". That was a curious accusation which took the matter off the professional level and put the whole affair on a personal plane. It did not address the facts or issues at all and it was highly unscientific.
But we must note the standard tactic of discrediting anyone who dares to call the accepted theories into question. Shifting the focus away from the issues and "personalizing" the debate is a highly effective strategy--one which is often used by politicians who feel insecure about their positions. Hawass and Lehner invoked their untouchable status and presumed authority. (One would think that a geologist's assessment would hold more weight on this particular point.)
A short time later, Schoch, Hawass and Lehner were invited to debate the issue at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. West was not allowed to participate because he lacked the required credentials.
This points to a questionable assumption that is part of the establishment's arsenal: only degreed scientists can practice science. Two filters keep the uncredentialled, independent researcher out of the loop: (1) credentials, and (2) peer review. You do not get to number two unless you have number one.
Science is a method that anyone can learn and apply. It does not require a degree to observe and record facts and think critically about them, especially in the non-technical social sciences. In a free and open society, science has to be a democratic process.
Be that as it may, West was barred. The elements of the debate have been batted back and forth since then without resolution. It is similar to the controversy over who built the Giza pyramids and how.
This brings up the issue of The Big Lie and how it has been promoted for generations in front of God and everyone. The controversy over how the Great Pyramid was constructed is one example. It could be easily settled if Egyptologists wanted to resolve the dispute. A simple test could be designed and arranged by impartial engineers that would either prove or disprove their longstanding disputed theory--that it was built using the primitive tools and methods of the day, circa 2500 BC.
Why hasn't this been done?
The answer is so obvious, it seems impossible: they know that the theory is bogus. Could a trained, highly educated scientist really believe that 2.3 million tons of stone, some blocks weighing 70 tons, could have been transported and lifted by primitive methods? That seems improbable, though they have no compunction against lying to the public, writing textbooks and defending this theory against alternative theories. However, we must note that they will not subject themselves to the bottom-line test.
We think it is incumbent upon any scientist to bear the burden of proof of his/her thesis; however, the social scientists who make these claims have never stood up to that kind of scrutiny. That is why we must suspect a conspiracy. No other scientific discipline would get away with bending the rules of science. All that Egyptologists have ever done is bat down alternative theories using underhanded tactics. It is time to insist that they prove their own proposals.
Why would scientists try to hide the truth and avoid any test of their hypothesis? Their motivations are equally transparent. If it can be proved that the Egyptians did not build the Great Pyramid in 2500 BC using primitive methods, or if the Sphinx can be dated to 9000 BC, the whole house of cards comes tumbling down. Orthodox views of cultural evolution are based upon a chronology of civilization having started in Sumeria no earlier than 4000 BC. The theory does not permit an advanced civilization to have existed prior to that time. End of discussion. Archaeology and history lose their meaning without a fixed timeline as a point of reference.
Since the theory of "cultural evolution" has been tied to Darwin's general theory of evolution, even more is at stake. Does this explain why facts, anomalies and enigmas are denied, suppressed and/or ignored? Yes, it does.
The biological sciences today are based on Darwinism.

Pressure Tactics: The Ica Stones of Peru
Now we turn to another, very different case. In 1966, Dr Javier Cabrera received a stone as a gift from a poor local farmer in his native Ica, Peru. A fish was carved on the stone, which would not have meant much to the average villager but it did mean a lot to the educated Dr Cabrera. He recognized it as a long-extinct species. This aroused his curiosity. He purchased more stones from the farmer, who said he had collected them near the river after a flood.
Dr Cabrera accumulated more and more stones, and word of their existence and potential import reached the archaeological community. Soon, the doctor had amassed thousands of "Ica stones". The sophisticated carvings were as enigmatic as they were fascinating. Someone had carved men fighting with dinosaurs, men with telescopes and men performing operations with surgical equipment. They also contained drawings of lost continents.
Several of the stones were sent to Germany and the etchings were dated to remote antiquity. But we all know that men could not have lived at the time of dinosaurs; Homo sapiens has only existed for about 100,000 years.
The BBC got wind of this discovery and swooped down to produce a documentary about the Ica stones. The media exposure ignited a storm of controversy. Archaeologists criticized the Peruvian government for being lax about enforcing antiquities laws (but that was not their real concern). Pressure was applied to government officials.
The farmer who had been selling the stones to Cabrera was arrested; he claimed to have found them in a cave but refused to disclose the exact location to authorities, or so they claimed.
This case was disposed of so artfully that it would do any corrupt politician proud. The Peruvian government threatened to prosecute and imprison the farmer. He was offered and accepted a plea bargain; he then recanted his story and "admitted" to having carved the stones himself. That seems highly implausible, since he was uneducated and unskilled and there were 11,000 stones in all. Some were fairly large and intricately carved with animals and scenes that the farmer would not have had knowledge of without being a paleontologist. He would have needed to work every day for several decades to produce that volume of stones. However, the underlying facts were neither here nor there. The Ica stones were labeled "hoax" and forgotten.
The case did not require a head-to-head confrontation or public discrediting of non-scientists by scientists; it was taken care of with invisible pressure tactics. Since it was filed under "hoax", the enigmatic evidence never had to be dealt with, as it did in the next example.

Censorship of "Forbidden" Thinking - Evidence for Mankind's Great Antiquity
The case of author Michael Cremo is well documented, and it also demonstrates how the scientific establishment openly uses pressure tactics on the media and government. His book Forbidden Archeology examines many previously ignored examples of artifacts that prove modern man's antiquity far exceeds the age given in accepted chronologies.
The examples which he and his co-author present are controversial, but the book became far more controversial than the contents when it was used in a documentary.
In 1996, NBC broadcast a special called The Mysterious Origins of Man, which featured material from Cremo's book. The reaction from the scientific community went off the Richter scale. NBC was deluged with letters from irate scientists who called the producer "a fraud" and the whole program "a hoax".
But the scientists went further than this--a lot further. In an extremely unconscionable sequence of bizarre moves, they tried to force NBC not to rebroadcast the popular program, but that effort failed. Then they took the most radical step of all: they presented their case to the federal government and requested the Federal Communications Commission to step in and bar NBC from airing the program again.
This was not only an apparent infringement of free speech and a blatant attempt to thwart commerce, it was an unprecedented effort to censor intellectual discourse. If the public or any government agency made an attempt to handcuff the scientific establishment, the public would never hear the end of it.
The letter to the FCC written by Dr Allison Palmer, President of the Institute for Cambrian Studies, is revealing:
At the very least, NBC should be required to make substantial prime-time apologies to their viewing audience for a sufficient period of time so that the audience clearly gets the message that they were duped. In addition, NBC should perhaps be fined sufficiently so that a major fund for public science education can be established.
I think we have some good leads on who "the Brain Police" are. And I really do not think "conspiracy" is too strong a word--because for every case of this kind of attempted suppression that is exposed, 10 others are going on successfully.
We have no idea how many enigmatic artifacts or dates have been labeled "error" and tucked away in storage warehouses or circular files, never to see the light of day.

Data Rejection
Inconvenient Dating in Mexico
Then there is the high-profile case of Dr Virginia Steen-McIntyre, a geologist working for the US Geological Survey (USGS), who was dispatched to an archaeological site in Mexico to date a group of artifacts in the 1970s. This travesty also illustrates how far established scientists will go to guard orthodox tenets.
McIntyre used state-of-the-art equipment and backed up her results by using four different methods, but her results were off the chart. The lead archaeologist expected a date of 25,000 years or less, and the geologist's finding was 250,000 years or more.
The figure of 25,000 years or less was critical to the Bering Strait "crossing" theory, and it was the motivation behind the head archaeologist's tossing Steen-McIntyre's results in the circular file and asking for a new series of dating tests. This sort of reaction does not occur when dates match the expected chronological model that supports accepted theories.
Steen-McIntyre was given a chance to retract her conclusions, but she refused. She found it hard thereafter to get her papers published and she lost a teaching job at an American university.

Government Suppression and Ethnocentrism
Avoiding Anomalous Evidence in NZ, China and Mexico
In New Zealand, the government actually stepped in and enacted a law forbidding the public from entering a controversial archaeological zone. This story appeared in the book, Ancient Celtic New Zealand, by Mark Doutré.
However, as we will find (and as I promised at the beginning of the article), this is a complicated conspiracy. Scientists trying to protect their "hallowed" theories while furthering their careers are not the only ones who want artifacts and data suppressed. This is where the situation gets sticky.
The Waipoua Forest became a controversial site in New Zealand because an archaeological dig apparently showed evidence of a non-Polynesian culture that preceded the Maori--a fact that the tribe was not happy with. They learned of the results of the excavations before the general public did and complained to the government. According to Doutré, the outcome was "an official archival document, which clearly showed an intention by New Zealand government departments to withhold archaeological information from public scrutiny for 75 years".
The public got wind of this fiasco but the government denied the claim. However, official documents show that an embargo had been placed on the site. Doutré is a student of New Zealand history and archaeology. He is concerned because he says that artifacts proving that there was an earlier culture which preceded the Maori are missing from museums.
He asks what happened to several anomalous remains:
Where are the ancient Indo-European hair samples (wavy red brown hair), originally obtained from a rock shelter near Watakere, that were on display at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for many years? Where is the giant skeleton found near Mitimati?
Unfortunately this is not the only such incident. Ethnocentrism has become a factor in the conspiracy to hide mankind's true history. Author Graham Hancock has been attacked by various ethnic groups for reporting similar enigmatic findings.
The problem for researchers concerned with establishing humanity's true history is that the goals of nationalists or ethnic groups who want to lay claim to having been in a particular place first, often dovetail with the goals of cultural evolutionists.
Archaeologists are quick to go along with suppressing these kinds of anomalous finds. One reason Egyptologists so jealously guard the Great Pyramid's construction date has to do with the issue of national pride.
The case of the Takla Makan Desert mummies in western China is another example of this phenomenon. In the 1970s and 1980s, an unaccounted-for Caucasian culture was suddenly unearthed in China. The arid environment preserved the remains of a blond-haired, blue-eyed people who lived in pre-dynastic China. They wore colorful robes, boots, stockings and hats. The Chinese were not happy about this revelation and they have downplayed the enigmatic find, even though Asians were found buried alongside the Caucasian mummies.
National Geographic writer Thomas B. Allen mused in a 1996 article about his finding a potsherd bearing a fingerprint of the potter. When he inquired if he could take the fragment to a forensic anthropologist, the Chinese scientist asked whether he "would be able to tell if the potter was a white man". Allen said he was not sure, and the official pocketed the fragment and quietly walked away. It appears that many things get in the way of scientific discovery and disclosure.
The existence of the Olmec culture in Old Mexico has always posed a problem. Where did the Negroid people depicted on the colossal heads come from? Why are there Caucasians carved on the stele in what is Mexico's seed civilization? What is worse, why aren't the indigenous Mexican people found on the Olmec artifacts?
Recently a Mexican archaeologist solved the problem by making a fantastic claim: that the Olmec heads -- which generations of people of all ethnic groups have agreed bear a striking resemblance to Africans -- were really representations of the local tribe.

STORM-TROOPERS FOR DARWINISM
The public does not seem at all aware of the fact that the scientific establishment has a double standard when it comes to the free flow of information. In essence, it goes like this... Scientists are highly educated, well trained and intellectually capable of processing all types of information, and they can make the correct critical distinctions between fact and fiction, reality and fantasy. The unwashed public is simply incapable of functioning on this high mental plane.
The noble ideal of the scientist as a highly trained, impartial, apolitical observer and assembler of established facts into a useful body of knowledge seems to have been shredded under the pressures and demands of the real world. Science has produced many positive benefits for society; but we should know by now that science has a dark, negative side. Didn't those meek fellows in the clean lab coats give us nuclear bombs and biological weapons? The age of innocence ended in World War II.
That the scientific community has an attitude of intellectual superiority is thinly veiled under a carefully orchestrated public relations guise. We always see Science and Progress walking hand in hand. Science as an institution in a democratic society has to function in the same way as the society at large; it should be open to debate, argument and counter-argument. There is no place for unquestioned authoritarianism. Is modern science meeting these standards?
In the Fall of 2001, PBS aired a seven-part series, titled Evolution. Taken at face value, that seems harmless enough. However, while the program was presented as pure, objective, investigative science journalism, it completely failed to meet even minimum standards of impartial reporting. The series was heavily weighted towards the view that the theory of evolution is "a science fact" that is accepted by "virtually all reputable scientists in the world", and not a theory that has weaknesses and strong scientific critics.
The series did not even bother to interview scientists who have criticisms of Darwinism: not "creationists" but bona fide scientists. To correct this deficiency, a group of 100 dissenting scientists felt compelled to issue a press release, "A Scientific Dissent on Darwinism", on the day the first program was scheduled to go to air. Nobel nominee Henry "Fritz" Schaefer was among them. He encouraged open public debate of Darwin's theory:
Some defenders of Darwinism embrace standards of evidence for evolution that as scientists they would never accept in other circumstances.
We have seen this same "unscientific" approach applied to archaeology and anthropology, where "scientists" simply refuse to prove their theories yet appoint themselves as the final arbiters of "the facts". It would be naive to think that the scientists who cooperated in the production of the series were unaware that there would be no counter-balancing presentation by critics of Darwin's theory.
Richard Milton is a science journalist. He had been an ardent true believer in Darwinian doctrine until his investigative instincts kicked in one day. After 20 years of studying and writing about evolution, he suddenly realized that there were many disconcerting holes in the theory. He decided to try to allay his doubts and prove the theory to himself by using the standard methods of investigative journalism.
Milton became a regular visitor to London's famed Natural History Museum. He painstakingly put every main tenet and classic proof of Darwinism to the test. The results shocked him. He found that the theory could not even stand up to the rigors of routine investigative journalism.
The veteran science writer took a bold step and published a book titled The Facts of Life: Shattering the Myths of Darwinism. It is clear that the Darwinian myth had been shattered for him, but many more myths about science would also be crushed after his book came out. Milton says:
I experienced the witch-hunting activity of the Darwinist police at first hand - it was deeply disappointing to find myself being described by a prominent Oxford zoologist [Richard Dawkins] as "loony", "stupid" and "in need of psychiatric help" in response to purely scientific reporting.
(Does this sound like stories that came out of the Soviet Union 20 years ago when dissident scientists there started speaking out?)
Dawkins launched a letter-writing campaign to newspaper editors, implying that Milton was a "mole" creationist whose work should be dismissed. Anyone at all familiar with politics will recognize this as a standard Machiavellian by-the-book "character assassination" tactic. Dawkins is a highly respected scientist, whose reputation and standing in the scientific community carry a great deal of weight.
According to Milton, the process came to a head when the London Times Higher Education Supplement commissioned him to write a critique of Darwinism. The publication foreshadowed his coming piece: "Next Week: Darwinism - Richard Milton goes on the attack". Dawkins caught wind of this and wasted no time in nipping this heresy in the bud. He contacted the editor, Auriol Stevens, and accused Milton of being a "creationist", and prevailed upon Stevens to pull the plug on the article. Milton learned of this behind-the-scenes backstabbing and wrote a letter of appeal to Stevens. In the end, she caved in to Dawkins and scratched the piece.
Imagine what would happen if a politician or bureaucrat used such pressure tactics to kill a story in the mass media. It would ignite a huge scandal. Not so with scientists, who seem to be regarded as "sacred cows" and beyond reproach. There are many disturbing facts related to these cases. Darwin's theory of evolution is the only theory routinely taught in our public school system that has never been subjected to rigorous scrutiny; nor have any of the criticisms been allowed into the curriculum.
This is an interesting fact, because a recent poll showed that the American public wants the theory of evolution taught to their children; however, "71 per cent of the respondents say biology teachers should teach both Darwinism and scientific evidence against Darwinian theory". Nevertheless, there are no plans to implement this balanced approach.
It is ironic that Richard Dawkins has been appointed to the position of Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is a classic "Brain Police" stormtrooper, patrolling the neurological front lines. The Western scientific establishment and mass media pride themselves on being open public forums devoid of prejudice or censorship. However, no television program examining the flaws and weaknesses of Darwinism has ever been aired in Darwin's home country or in America. A scientist who opposes the theory cannot get a paper published.
The Mysterious Origins of Man was not a frontal attack on Darwinism; it merely presented evidence that is considered anomalous by the precepts of his theory of evolution.
Returning to our bastions of intellectual integrity, Forest Mims was a solid and skilled science journalist. He had never been the centre of any controversy and so he was invited to write the most-read column in the prestigious Scientific American, "The Amateur Scientist", a task he gladly accepted. According to Mims, the magazine's editor Jonathan Piel then learned that he also wrote articles for a number of Christian magazines.
The editor called Mims into his office and confronted him.
"Do you believe in the theory of evolution?" Piel asked. Mims replied, "No, and neither does Stephen Jay Gould."
His response did not affect Piel's decision to bump Mims off the popular column after just three articles.
This has the unpleasant odor of a witch-hunt. The writer never publicly broadcast his private views or beliefs, so it would appear that the "stormtroopers" now believe they have orders to make sure "unapproved" thoughts are never publicly disclosed.

Taboo or Not Taboo?
So, the monitors of "good thinking" are not just the elite of the scientific community, as we have seen in several cases; they are television producers and magazine editors as well. It seems clear that they are all driven by the singular imperative of furthering "public science education", as the president of the Cambrian Institute so aptly phrased it.
However, there is a second item on the agenda, and that is to protect the public from "unscientific" thoughts and ideas that might infect the mass mind.
We outlined some of those taboo subjects at the beginning of the article; now we should add that it is also "unwholesome" and "unacceptable" to engage in any of the following research pursuits:
paranormal phenomena UFOs cold fusion and free energy,
...and all the rest of the "pseudo-sciences".
Does this have a familiar ring to it? Are we hearing the faint echoes of religious zealotry? Who ever gave science the mission of engineering and directing the inquisitive pursuits of the citizenry of the free world?
It is all but impossible for any scientific paper that has anti-Darwinian ramifications to be published in a mainstream scientific journal. It is also just as impossible to get the "taboo" subjects even to the review table, and you can forget about finding your name under the title of any article in Nature unless you are a credentialed scientist, even if you are the next Albert Einstein.
To restate how this conspiracy begins, it is with two filters: credentials and peer review. Modern science is now a maze of such filters set up to promote certain orthodox theories and at the same time filter out that data already prejudged to be unacceptable. Evidence and merit are not the guiding principles; conformity and position within the established community have replaced objectivity, access and openness.
Scientists do not hesitate to launch the most outrageous personal attacks against those they perceive to be the enemy. Eminent paleontologist Louis Leakey penned this acid one-liner about Forbidden Archeology:
"Your book is pure humbug and does not deserve to be taken seriously by anyone but a fool."
Once again, we see the thrust of a personal attack; the merits of the evidence presented in the book are not examined or debated. It is a blunt, authoritarian pronouncement.
In a forthcoming installment, we will examine some more documented cases and delve deeper into the subtler dimensions of the conspiracy.


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2020.01.16 00:13 CuteBananaMuffin TOP 10 Civilizations with Advanced Technology

by David Hatcher Childress
from UfoEvidence Website
Like a real life Indiana Jones, maverick archeologist David Hatcher Childress has taken many incredible journeys to some of the oldest and most remote spots on earth.
Writing prolifically of lost cities and ancient civilizations, he has produced no less than six lengthy books (the Lost Cities series) chronicling the dimly remembered glories of obscure locales from the Gobi desert to Puma Punku in Bolivia, from Mohenjo Daro to Ba'albek.
We caught up with him shortly before taking off for New Guinea on yet another archeological expedition and asked him if he would be willing to write an exclusive for Atlantis Rising on the Top 10 Ancient Civilizations with Advanced Technology.
He agreed to dig through his archives and give us a story.


1. ANCIENT MU OR LEMURIA
According to various esoteric sources, the first civilization arose 78,000 years ago on the giant continent known as Mu or Lemuria and lasted for an astonishing 52,000 years.
It is sometimes said to have been destroyed in earthquakes generated by a pole shift which occurred some 26,000 years ago, or at approximately 24,000 B.C.
While Mu did not reach as high a technology, supposedly, as other later civilizations, it is, nevertheless, said to have attained some advanced technology, particularly in the building of long-lasting megalithic buildings that were able to withstand earthquakes. However, it was the science of government that is sometimes said to have been Mu's greatest achievement.
Supposedly, there was one language and one government. Education was the keynote of the Empire's success, and because every citizen was versed in the laws of the universe and was given thorough training in a profession or trade, magnificent prosperity resulted. A child's education was compulsory to the age of 21 in order for him to be eligible to attend citizenship school.
This training period lasted for seven years; so the earliest age at which a person could become a citizen of the empire was 28.


2. ANCIENT ATLANTIS
It is said that when the continent of Mu sank, the oceans of the world lowered drastically as water rushed into the newly formed Pacific Basin.
The relatively small islands which had existed in the Atlantic during the time of the Lemurian civilization were left high and dry by the receding ocean. The newly emerged land joined the Poseid Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean to form a small continent.
This continent is called Atlantis by historians today, though its real name was Poseid.
Atlantis is believed to have taken technology to very advanced stages, well beyond what exists on our planet today.
In the book A Dweller On Two Planets, first dictated in 1884 by Phylos the Thibetan to a young Californian named Frederick Spencer Oliver, as well as in a 1940 sequel, An Earth Dweller Returns, there is mention of such inventions and devices as,
air conditioners to overcome deadly and noxious vaporsairless cylinder lamps, tubes of crystal illuminated by the night side forceselectric rifles, guns employing electricity as a propulsive force (rail-guns are similar, and a very new invention)mono-rail transportationwater generators, an instrument for condensing water from the atmospherethe Vailx, an aerial ship governed by forces of levitation and repulsion
The sleeping clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce, in a reading spoke of the use of airplanes and of crystals or firestones used for energy and related applications.
He also speaks of the misuse of power and warnings of destruction to come.


3. RAMA EMPIRE OF INDIA
Fortunately, the ancient books of India's Rama Empire have been preserved, unlike those of China, Egypt, Central America, Peru.
Many of these ancient nations are now either desert wastelands, swallowed by thick jungle or literally at the bottom of some ocean. Yet India, despite devastation by wars and invasion, managed to maintain a large part of its ancient history.
For a long time, Indian civilization was not believed to date from much earlier than about 500 B.C., only about 200 years prior to Alexander the Great's invasion of the subcontinent.
In the past century, however, the extremely sophisticated cities of Mohenjo Daro (Mound of the Dead) and Harappa have been discovered in the Indus Valley of modern-day Pakistan.
The discoveries of these cities forced archaeologists to push the dates for the origin of Indian civilization back thousands of years.
A wonder to modern-day researchers, the cities were highly developed and caused leading archaeologists to believe that they were conceived as a whole before they were built: a remarkable early example of city planning.
Even more remarkable is that the plumbing-sewage system throughout the large city is superior to that found in Pakistan, India, and most Asian countries today.


4. OSIRIAN CIVILIZATION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
It is said that at the time of Atlantis and Rama, the Mediterranean was a large and fertile valley.
This ancient civilization, pre-dating dynastic Egypt, was known as the Osirian Civilization. The Nile river came out of Africa, as it does today, and was called the River Stix.
However, instead of flowing into the Mediterranean Sea at the Nile Delta in northern Egypt, it continued into the valley, and then turned westward to flow in the deepest part of the Mediterranean Valley where it created a large lake and then flowed out between Malta and Sicily, and south of Sardinia into the Atlantic at Gibraltar (the Pillars of Hercules).
When Atlantis was destroyed in a cataclysmic upheaval, this cataclysmic change in the Atlantic slowly flooded the Mediterranean Basin, destroying the Osirian's great cities and forcing them to move to higher ground. This theory helps explain the strange megalithic remains found throughout the Mediterranean.
It is an archaeological fact that there are more than 200 known sunken cities in the Mediterranean.
Egyptian civilization, along with the Minoan and Mycenean in Crete and Greece are, in theory, remnants of this great, ancient culture. The civilization built huge earthquake-proof megalithic structures and had electricity and other conveniences common during the time of Atlantis.
Like Atlantis and Rama, they had airships and other modes of transport, often electrical in nature. The mysterious cart tracks of Malta, which go over cliffs and under water, may well be part of some ancient Osirian tram-line, possibly taking quarried stone to cities that are now submerged.
Probably the best example of the high technology of the Osirians is the amazing platform found at Ba'albek, Lebanon. The main platform is composed of the largest hewn rocks in the world, the famous ashlars of Ba'albek.
Some of the individual stones are 82 feet long and 15 feet thick and are estimated to weigh between 1,200 and 1,500 tons each!


5. UIGER CIVILIZATION OF THE GOBI DESERT
Many ancient cities are said to have existed at the time of Atlantis and Rama in the Uiger civilization of the Gobi Desert.
Though the Gobi is now a parched land-licked desert, these cities were ocean ports. Edgar Cayce once said that elevators would be discovered in a lost city in the Gobi Desert, and while this has not happened yet, it is not out of the question.
Vimanas and other advanced devices are said to have been in use in the Uiger area, and the famous Russian explorer Nicholas Roerich reported seeing a flying disc over northern Tibet in the 1930s.
Perhaps the craft was an ancient vimana coming from a still active city using Uiger technology that exists in Northern Tibet or the Gobi Desert.
Significantly, it is claimed that the Elders of Lemuria, known as the Thirteenth School, moved their headquarters prior to the cataclysm to the uninhabited plateau of Central Asia that we now call Tibet. Here they supposedly established a library and school known as The Great White Brotherhood.
For instance, the great Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu, born in 604 B.C., talked frequently of Ancient Masters and their profound wisdom.
He wrote the famous book, Tao Te Ching, probably the most popular book ever written in Chinese. When he finally left China, near the close of his very long life, he journeyed to the west to the legendary land of Hsi Wang Mu. According to the ancient Chinese, this was the headquarters of the Ancient Ones.
Could this have been The Great White Brotherhood and the Thirteenth School of Mu?

6. TIAHUANACO
As in Mu and Atlantis, construction in South America was on megalithic scale with polygonal construction techniques designed to make the massive walls earthquake-proof.
Earthquake-resistant walls were important all around the Ring-of-Fire, ancient Mu.
Homes and communal buildings were built out of megalithic blocks of stone. Because of the high regard the culture had for the well being of future generations and the value they placed upon the gradual, sustained growth of the community, structures were built to last for thousands of years. A house built of cement, wood and plaster-wall will last a hundred years or so, if kept up.
Witness the megalithic construction of Egypt, Malta, Peru. These buildings are still standing today.
Cusco, the ancient capital of Peru, which was probably built before the Incas, is still inhabited today after thousands of years. Indeed, most of the buildings of downtown Cusco today incorporate walls that are many hundreds of years old (whereas more recent buildings constructed by the Spanish are already crumbling).
Only a few hundred miles to the south of Cusco lie the fantastic ruins of Puma Punku, high in the Altiplano of Bolivia. The ruins of Puma Punku, about one mile from the famous ruins of Tiahuanaco, are massive megalithic constructions that are tossed about like toy building blocks.
What kind of cataclysmic upheaval could have done such a thing?
Here is the kind of megalithic construction meant to last for thousands of years, yet, the 100-ton blocks have been torn asunder by mighty geological forces.
It would appear that the South American continent was suddenly and violently thrust upward during some kind of cataclysm, most likely a pole shift. A former sea-level canal can now be seen at 13,000 feet in the Andes Mountains. As possible evidence for this scenario, many ocean fossils can be found near Lake Titicaca.
The lake is even inhabited by the only known fresh water sea horses.


7. THE MAYANS
Mayan pyramids are found from Central America to as far away as the Indonesian island of Java.
The pyramid of Sukuh, on the slopes of Mount Lawu near Surakarta in central Java is an amazing temple with stone stelae and a step pyramid that would match any in the jungles of Central America.
The pyramid is in fact virtually identical to the pyramids found at the ancient Mayan site at Uaxactun, near Tikal.
The ancient Mayans were brilliant astronomers and mathematicians whose early cities lived in agrarian harmony with earth. They built canals and hydroponic garden cities throughout the ancient Yucatan Peninsula.
Some of the Mayan glyphs were allegedly radionic-type insect control devices that broadcast an etheric vibration of the targeted pest.
Edgar Cayce mentions the Mayas and their technology in one reading:
As for a description of the manner of construction of the stone: we find it was a large cylindrical glass (as would be termed today); cut with facets in such manner that the capstone on top of it made for centralizing the power or force that concentrated between the end of the cylinder and the capstone itself.
As indicated, the records as to ways of constructing same are in three places in the earth, as it stands today: in the sunken portion of Atlantis, or Poseidia, where a portion of the temples may yet be discovered under the slime of ages of sea water, near what is known as Bimini, off the coast of Florida.
And (secondly) in the temple records that were in Egypt, where the entity acted later in cooperation with others towards preserving the records that came from the land where these had been kept.
Also (thirdly) in records that were carried to what is now Yucatan, in America, where these stones (which they know so little about) are now, during the last few months, being uncovered.It is believed that an ancient Hall of Records resides somewhere in the Mayan region, probably beneath an existing pyramid complex, in an underground tunnel and chamber system.
Some sources say that this repository of ancient knowledge is kept in quartz crystals that are of exceptional quality and capable of holding large amounts of information in the similar manner as a modern CD.


8. ANCIENT CHINA
Ancient China, known as Han China, is said to have come, like all civilizations, from the huge Pacific continent Mu.
The ancient Chinese are known for their sky-chariots, their geomancy, and the jade manufacture that they shared with the Mayas. Indeed, the ancient histories of the Chinese and the Mayas seem indelibly linked.
Anthropologists makes a good case for a Taoist influence coming to Central America by showing Shang dynasty symbols and motifs (the yin-yang is the most famous, but there are many more) and then relating them to known Mayan art and sculpture. Jade was of particular importance to the Shang Chinese.
So far, the source of Chinese jade has not been pinpointed. Much of it may have come from Central America. Even the source of Central American jade is a mystery; many ancient jade mines are believed to be still undiscovered.
Anthropologists suggest that Chinese voyages to Mexico, between 500-300 B.C., may have been related to Taoist trade in magic mushrooms or drugs of longevity.
The ancient Chinese are often said to be the originators of every invention from toilet paper, earthquake detectors, paper money, canons, rocket technology, printing methods, and thousands of other clever and high-tech items. In 1959 archaeologists in China discovered belt buckles made out of aluminum thousands of years ago.
Aluminum is generally processed from bauxite with electricity!

9. ANCIENT ETHIOPIA & ISRAEL
From such ancient texts as the Bible and the Ethiopian book Kebra Negast, we have tales of the high technology of ancient Ethiopia and Israel.
The temple at Jerusalem is said to have been founded upon three gigantic ashlar blocks of stone similar to those at Ba'albek, Lebanon. Today, the revered Temple of Solomon and Muslim Dome of the Rock mosque exist on this site, whose foundations apparently reach back to the Osirian civilization.
Like much of the later Phoenician construction, the building at the Temple to hold the Ark of the Covenant and the temples in Ethiopia are the last of the megalithic stone constructions.
The massive Temple Mount, built by King Solomon on the ruins of earlier megalithic temple, was made to house the ancient relic known as the Ark of the Covenant.
The Ark of the Covenant is said to have been an electrical generator box which housed several sacred objects, including a solid gold statue from earlier cultures that is called the Holy of Holies.
This box and gold statue were said to have been removed from the King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid in Egypt by Moses during the period of the Exodus.
Many scholars believe that the Ark of the Covenant, as well as other ancient artifacts, were actually electrical devices, some of which were worshipped in temples as oracles.
The Bible recounts how certain unauthorized persons would touch the Ark and be electrocuted.

10. THE AROI SUN KINGDOM OF THE PACIFIC
The last of my list of ancient civilizations is that of the virtually unknown ancient culture of the Aroi Sun Kingdom of the Pacific.
While the so-called lost continent of Mu sank over 24,000 years ago in a pole shift, the Pacific was later repopulated by a racial mixture of all civilizations, coming from Rama, China, Africa and the Americas.
An advanced island nation, with larger areas of land than are currently in the Pacific, grew up around Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Ancient legends in Polynesia attribute this remarkable civilization to the Aroi Kingdom that existed many thousands of years before the European rediscovery of the Pacific.
The Aroi allegedly built many of the megalithic pyramids, platforms, arches, roads and statues throughout the central Pacific.
When some of the more than 400 gravel hills on New Caledonia were excavated in the 1960s, cement columns of lime and shell matter were carbon dated by Yale and the New Caledonia Museum as having been made before 5120 B.C. and 10,950 B.C.
These weird cement columns can be found in the southern part of New Caledonia and on the Isle of Pines.
According to the Easter Islanders, the statues of the islands walked or levitated in order to move in a clock-wise spiral around the island. On the island of Pohnpei, the Micronesians claim that the stones of the eleven-square-mile city were levitated into place.
The Polynesians of New Zealand, Easter Island, Hawaii and Tahiti all believe that their ancestors had the ability of flight and would travel through the air from island to island.
Was this the Air Atlantis flight that stopped in Malta, Ba'albek, and Rama destined for the remote but popular convention center at Easter Island?

Disclaimer : I don't claim to know anything , it's just a post for discussion , ideas ,theories and opinions . The above paragraphs are copy-paste with the intent to discuss the subject and nothing else.
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2020.01.06 02:41 jsrd4 Am I addicted to escorts?

Over the past three years I have been on an ever increasing spending spree on escorts. The reasons behind this have involved a mixture of two main factors:
1) Having a high sex drive (fairly obvious).
2) Not getting sex from dating, despite investing considerable effort and proactivity into improving my presentation, posture, conversational patterns and flirtation skills.
3) Mere sexual curiosity and novelty.
In 2017, I spent a total sum of $NZ1,760. During this year, I was seeing the cheapest escorts I could possibly find ranging from $60-80 for 30 minute bookings. The most expensive booking I took was an 1 hour $190 at the end of this year
This increased to $NZ1,940 in 2018. The number of 1 hour bookings increased to three - $240, $170 and $250, while I chose during all other instances, I capped my spending $80-100 for 30 minutes.
Last year was the worst offender as my spending sky rocketted to $3,710 with a total of 26 bookings. This was the year I took the most 1 hour bookings, spending $200 per booking on averaging and taking less 'cheap' 30 minute bookings.
There has been an internal train of thought that has said to me that this was only a passing phase and once I am inundated with 'unpaid sex' from hookups and regular partners, this behaviour will subside. While this hasn't stopped me from going out, approaching and asking out women, as well as using online dating platforms, I am very concerned that I am stuck in a negative feedback loop of dependency. There have been times where the spending habit/dependency has subsided - I went for one month without seeing a single escort in December of 2017 and spent only $60 in June of 2019 - I needed to save money to buy a set of wireless headphones.
I have attempted to implement the following solutions:
1) Blocking listing sites on my phone.
2) Blocking escort's numbers.
3) Compromising by limiting myself to 1 hour bookings once a month.
4) Compromising by limiting myself to women of specific demographics that I don't often meet through dating apps and approaching (Polynesians, blacks, 40+ year old and any women who is very busty (I am breast fetishist).
5) Creating a spending limit per month.
6) Going to swinger parties as a 'substitute' for escorts - this is the only option that has had some degree of effect. The problem with this option is that swinger parties are few and far between the city I live and doesn't adequately 'feed' my sex high drive, although I have had A LOT more sex within the three parties I have been to than any other time. There was one women I met at the last the party I went to who offered me to come to her place whenever I was next in her home city (she has been messaging me semi-regularly on messenger ever since).
7) Going to kink/fetish parties. I have had a one night stand going to a 'fetish ball' and another sexual encounter going to the same event the following year. However, I have not been successful at other parties. I eventually did figure out the immersing myself within the social grapevine of this scene mattered A LOT if I was serious about meeting and attracting sexual partners in this scene. However, I wasn't simultaneous willing to invest the effort and subsequently opted for the swinging scene instead.
8) Not going to bed with my phone. I have a tendency to browse escort listings while I am in bed before jerking off to porn and falling asleep. Whether cutting out browsing listing sites will be of avail - undeniably YES. Whether cutting out porn from my lifestyle is going to make a difference, I am rather uncertain.
None of these options have so far successfully steered myself away spending money on escorts. There are two other options I am currently serious considering, especially given that my situation is now especially rather dire.
1) Get off government welfare, move out of my parent's place and find regular casual, part-time and full time employment that will enable me to support myself. Alternatively, apply for accommodation payments from my welfare provider. I am still studying undergrad at university, albeit part time (it's my last year). This will force me to seriously align my financial priorities.
2) Spend more time around friends and build my social circle. While this option may not seem intuitive at first, I think having a reliable and regular source of non-judgmental friends I can speak to IRL will make a considerable difference in curbing this habit.
Whether I need professional relationship and behavioural therapy, counselling, coaching assistance is a great segue topic and probably would be best left for another thread. Nevertheless, I am interested to read your responses on this matter. Note: I am on the autism spectrum and have Aspergers Syndrome (also known as 'high functioning' autism. This has not inhibited me from having several successes from dating, a few sexual encounters and a FWB relationship. I am just not satisfied with my current progress in finding the relationships I want - non-monogamous, casual, emotionally, sexually and intimately fulfilling and stimulating. A lot of this has to do with not finding the right women who are down for this type of relationship. Most of the women I meet are travellers who are living in my city for only short spans of time, some other women are in monogamous relationships (or so as they say), others flake or ghost on me whenever I message them through their social media accounts.
So long as I find them helpful, non-judgemental and empathetic, your advice would be much appreciated. A lot of advice I have received through Reddit has been both unsolicited and of an acerbic and harsh tone.
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2019.12.24 08:17 ophereon The Shikha Calendar: New Year and the Spring Festival

[[Thought a holidays-appropriate post was in order! Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year, everyone!]]

The Calendar

The Shikha calendar recognises four months, corresponding to the four seasons.
Each month is divided into a Younger half and an Elder half, each half consists of 11 four-day weeks, totalling 44 days. The days are numbered only one to four, for each week. The weeks are organised like this due to the Shikha's base-4 / base-16 counting system.
Each month has one day of observance at its start, though this day falls outside of the typical calendar structure, and is instead considered its own special day. Every fourth year, an extra day is added at the new year, known as Year Day,
The typical calendar month structure is as follows:
Week
0 0
Y 1-4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Y 5-8 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Y 9-11 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
E 1-4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
E 5-8 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
E 9-11 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
If a Shikha gives a full date, it may sound something along the lines of "The fourth day of the eleventh week of Elder Winter."

Spring Festival

The zeroth day of Spring is known as Spring Day, and as a day of observance it does not fit into the normal calendar structure. Spring Day celebrates the spring equinox, and for the Shikha this day is considered the first day of a new year. Spring is divided into Younger Spring and Elder Spring, each consisting of eleven four-day weeks.
The final week of Elder Winter leading up to Spring is special to the Shikha, as it is over this week that the sacred flower-viewing Spring Festival is held. This festival is one of the two most important festivals to the Shikha, as it is also used to celebrate the Verdancy of the Valley granted by the Great One, who rests in the Valley and vitalises the soils and waters. The Spring festival is held over four days, with each day having important significance.
The first day of the week leading up to Spring Day is the day when Shikha visit the graves of their ancestors. Shikha funeral practice involves burying the dead, believing that they must follow in the footsteps of the Great One, and return to the earth beneath them, and allow their mana ((life energy, not magic, more akin to the Polynesian concept of mana)) to disperse through the soil and vitalise the Valley. When visiting these graves, Shikha place candles at the grave sites, in order to guide the spirits of their ancestors back to the mortal realm, in order to join in with the Spring Festival.
The second day of the festival involves a great water fight, where a community will get together and splash each other with water. The symbolism behind this water fight is to cleanse each other of the burdens and tribulations of the year past, and that the new year is a chance to start fresh.
The third day of the festival is the day of gratitude, one is expected to visit those who have helped them in special ways throughout the year, to give thanks to them. This sometimes may involve small gifts, depending on the relationship between the individuals.
The fourth day of the festival is a day of feasting, it is spent with close family (and ancestors), and during this day, Shikha give thanks to those closest to them.
The last day of the festival is Spring Day. This day is spent flower-viewing, and the community will come together for a picnic in the evening, often eating leftovers from the feasts the day before. As the sun sets, the Shikha will release flame lanterns into the sky, to guide back their ancestors to the starry spirit realm beyond the sky.
Following the spring festival, many Shikha take a pilgrimage to Rest, to make an offering to the Great One. Notably, representatives of each village meet at Rest during the pilgrimage period (typically the eldest son of a chief), where they get together to discuss matters that concern the entire Valley. Most villages only ever have diplomatic relations with neighbouring villages, so this is one of the few times that the Valley unites to ensure prosperity for all.

Other Festivals

The zeroth day of Summer is known as Summer Day. This day, and the last week of Elder Spring leading up to this is known as the Summer Festival. This festival has been extremely influenced by Mardaqi culture, whose religion has influenced the Shikha in many ways. Summer Day observes the longest day of the year, when the northern hemisphere is closest to the sun. This day honours Razmivat, the Luminous Sun and Messenger of Heaven of Mardaqi faith, as well as Mašdaḫu, the Tree of Life from which Razmivat was born.
The first day of Elder Summer is known as Games Day. This day, and the last week of Younger Summer leading up to this is known as the Games Festival. During this time, a community will hold a sporting event, where Shikha compete against one another in a number of events, including running, throwing, jousting, and many other athletic challenges. Every fourth year, Shikha villages send their best to compete in a much grander competition held at Rest. As with the Spring Festival, on the first day of the Summer Festival, Shikha will visit their ancestors' graves and place candles to invite them to witness the festival, and on the night of Summer Day, lanterns will be released into the sky to guide them back to the spirit world.
The zeroth day of Autumn is known as Autumn Day. This day, and the last week of Elder Summer leading up to this is known as the Autumn Festival. During this time, it is believed naughty spirits come and attempt to steal harvest and newly hatched Shikha (it is around this period that most Shikha hatchlings are born). During this week, the Shikha dress up with wooden masks and celebrate with food, dancing, and music, for each night of the week-long festival in order to blend in with the naughty spirits and distract them with the festivities so that they do not bother to steal anything. Ancestors are not invited to this festival.
The first day of Elder Autumn is known as Harvest Day. Harvest Day, and the last week of Younger Autumn leading up to this is known as the Harvest Festival. During the harvest festival, offerings are made to the Great One and to ancestors, to give thanks for the bounty and fertility of the Valley. On Harvest Day, Shikha celebrate the harvest with a great feast. After the Spring Festival, this is the second most important festival for the Shikha, celebrating the Verdancy provided by the Great One. Ancestors are invited to the harvest festival.
The zeroth day of Winter is known as Winter Day. This day, and the last week of Elder Autumn leading up to this is known as the Winter Festival. During this festival, many crafts are made, including lantern floats to decorate the villages. Many celebrations involving fire are also carried out, including fire dances. The festival culminates on Winter Day when an effigy is burned.

Minor Observances

The Shikha also observe a number of other holidays of lesser importance. One notable observance is the passing of Juala, the Lady of Fire. It is believed that the Lady of Fire knew the Great One before he came to Rest, since as she passes she sheds obsidian tears, which are often collected by Shikha intrepid enough to travel beyond the greens of the Valley to collect these tears. The Shikha also observe, to a lesser extent, a number of Mardaqi holidays.
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2019.12.17 00:16 mconlight Thread: All Information Relating to Her Disappearance

Greetings! I'm a fan of Dr.Sanjhra Banks, and her disappearance fascinates me. I really want to help everyone, those passing by and those who are genuinely looking for information on her!
I was reading a thread over on Lipstick Alley, but it was from September. Here's what I can confirm and deny.
- She really was a professor.
She never was a professor. She made up characters, and that's what her students were. She's a nurse near the UCLA campus. She was using an empty classroom for all of the videos in the classroom.
- Why was her page deleted?
UCLA found her videos after the "Some of y'all boutta be real mad at me", and essentially made her delete ALL social medias. This means that twitter user professortox1 was a catfish.
- Was she really dating an athlete?
This is confirmed to be true, however they are wed.
- She was anti black.
Here's why I can debunk this.
  1. She's married to a black man.
  2. She said herself: "My race? Black (Togo, Sudan), White(Russian, German, Dutch), Polynesian"
- I saw her on Rate My Professor, how is that possible?
(NOTE: I will be shortening it to RMP for ease of typing!)
She was put onto RMP by, likely a fan. It's a site that doesn't check who is being put on. The other instance is that there really is a person named Sanjhra Banks who works at UCLA, but if so, they would **likely** have older ratings listed on their RMP page.

Please, comment any questions down below! If I can answer them, I will surely do so! Feel free to DM a great instagram page which posts her old videos, archived with the initial caption!
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByNosNygKzb/
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2019.12.04 11:17 honolulu_oahu_mod O'ahu Events For December 2019

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DECEMBER EVENTS

HonoluluFamily ~ Where to Find Santa in Honolulu-2019

HonoluluFamily ~ Christmas and Holiday Parades in Honolulu-2019. Our list of parades on O‘ahu for your family

HonoluluFamily ~ Family Holiday Events in Hawaiʻi-2019. Our roundup of over 100 kid-friendly holiday events for 2019

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2019.10.27 07:49 honolulu_oahu_mod O'ahu Events For November 2019

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NOVEMBER EVENTS

HonoluluFamily ~ Where to Find Santa in Honolulu-2019

HonoluluMagazine ~ What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu for Thanksgiving Thursday November 28, 2019

Hawai'iMagazine ~ Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving 2019 in Hawaii

HonoluluFamily ~ Christmas and Holiday Parades in Honolulu-2019. Our list of parades on O‘ahu for your family

HonoluluFamily ~ Family Holiday Events in Hawaiʻi-2019. Our roundup of over 100 kid-friendly holiday events for 2019

HonoluluMagazine ~ Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Honolulu City Lights Opening Night Saturday, Dec. 7

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2019.09.29 05:39 honolulu_oahu_mod O'ahu Events For October 2019

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2019 Hawaiʻi Halloween Monster Mega Thread

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2019.09.20 05:13 Pickup_your_nuts Today in History 20/09














































































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2019.08.25 09:38 honolulu_oahu_mod O'ahu Events For September 2019

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Aloha Festivals ~ Aug. 31 to Sept. 28

HonoluluMagazine ~ Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Aloha Festivals on O‘ahu

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2019.07.27 12:57 honolulu_oahu_mod O'ahu Events For August 2019

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AUGUST EVENTS

Aloha Festivals ~ Aug. 31 to Sept. 28

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2019.07.17 02:27 NotJ3st3r Wednesday, July 17th

Today is:

National Hot Dog Day was started by the North American Meat Institute in 1991 and began being promoted and organized by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council after they were created by the institute in 1994. The day coincides with the Annual Hot Dog Lunch at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., which is also sponsored by the North American Meat Institute. The lunch, which has taken place for decades, is a large hot dog picnic attended by lawmakers, administration officials, and Capitol Hill staff. The goal of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is for similar smaller events to be held around the country. Many national and local retailers have sponsored deals on the day. This holiday also takes place during National Hot Dog Month, which started in the 1950s.
Hot dogs gained in popularity in the United States in the early twentieth century, and are similar to frankfurters and wieners, which take their names from Frankfurt, Germany, and Vienna, Austria. In the United States, hot dogs were traditionally sold at hot dog stands and carts and were prominent in New York City, as well as Chicago. They have become a prominent part of American culture, and have been closely associated with baseball. Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile have also become cultural icons.

Today is dedicated to tattoos, which are permanent marks made by adding pigment to ruptures in the skin. They are most commonly used for decoration but have served other purposes over time as well. Some have been used to show membership in groups, such as in gangs. Sadly, some people were given tattoos without any choice in the matter. In the nineteenth century, released US convicts and British army deserters were marked. Later, Siberian prisoners and those in Nazi concentration camps were given similar marks.
It is believed that marks on the world's oldest mummy, the Iceman, are tattoos. His remains date to 3300 BCE and his body has 60 lines and crosses on it. Similarly, Egyptian and Nubian mummies from 2200 BCE have been found to have tattoos. Classical authors mentioned the use of tattoos by groups such as the Greeks, Romans, and ancient Germans and Britons. After the rise of Christianity, tattooing was forbidden in Europe, but it remained in places such as the Middle East. Native Americans often tattooed their bodies and faces, and Europeans came across tattooing again when they came in contact with them and Polynesians. In 1769, explorer James Cook found tattooing on Tahiti. The natives called it "tatau," which is where the current name "tattoo" comes from.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, tattoos began to garner interest at exhibits, fairs, and circuses. Tattoo parlors begin popping up in port cities around the world and were used by European and American sailors. In 1891, Samuel O'Reilly patented the first electric tattooing tool in the United States. Tattoo pattern sheets from the United States became very influential around the world. Tattooing has declined in popularity in recent decades in many parts of the world, but there was a revival in Japan, Europe, and America beginning in the 1990s.

Today is World Emoji Day 🙂! It is a day to celebrate all emojis and to use and spread the enjoyment of their use to others. July 17 was chosen for the date of the holiday because the 📅 calendar emoji has that date on it. The calendar has July 17 on it because it was on that date in 2002 that iCal for Mac was announced. World Emoji Day was created in 2014 by Jeremy Burge, the founder of Emojipedia, a site that keeps track of all emojis and their definitions.
Events take place around the world on the day. World Emoji Awards have been held, where votes have been counted for Best New Emoji, Most Anticipated Emoji, Excellence in Emoji, and Emoji of the Year. Some celebrants have emoji parties, where they dress as their favorite emoji characters and bake emoji cakes. In the past, companies have used the day to start promotions related to emojis and to host emoji events. The Empire State Building has even been lit yellow for the day.
According to emojipedia.org, an emoji is "a standardised set of characters that is available on iOS, Android, Windows and macOS. While the artwork for each emoji character varies by platform, the meaning of each symbol remains the same." As of March 2019, there were 3,019 emojis. They are part of the Unicode Standard, which is updated when platform vendors—like Apple, Google, and Microsoft—or app vendors—like Facebook or Twitter—put emojis out. Some of the most popular emojis are 😂 Face With Tears of Joy, ❤️ Red Heart and 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes. On World Emoji Day, we celebrate these emojis and many more!

Wrong Way Corrigan Day commemorates the day in 1938 when Douglas Corrigan made a transatlantic flight. He had recently purchased a 1929 Curtiss Robin plane and rebuilt and modified it. In July of 1938, he flew it from California to New York. He then applied for permission to make a transatlantic flight but was denied. On July 17, 1938, he flew out of Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, with the supposed intention of flying back to California. He instead started heading east and flew all the way to Dublin, Ireland. As he disembarked from the plane he said, "Just got in from New York. Where am I?" He claimed his flight had been an accident and he had gotten lost after his compass failed to work. His pilot's license was suspended but was soon reinstated. He became a celebrity and gained the name Wrong Way Corrigan. Until his death in 1995, he maintained that his transatlantic flight had been done on accident. In 1987, in Long Island, he was honored on the 49th anniversary of his flight. Beginning in 1992, his hometown of Galveston, Texas, began celebrating Wrong Way Corrigan Day. Corrigan has since been celebrated across the country on Wrong Way Corrigan Day.

Yellow Pigs Day is celebrated with things related to yellow pigs, but the main focus of the day is on celebrating the number 17. The day was created in the early 1960s by two Princeton math students, Michael Spivak and David Kelly, after they had been working with and listing the properties of the number 17. The days' name likely was a reference to David Kelly's collection of yellow pigs. The day's mascot became a yellow pig with 17 toes, 17 eyelashes, and 17 teeth. Since the early 1970s, Kelly has run the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM), a summer high school math program for talented students, where a fun approach to doing math is emphasized. The day is celebrated there more than anywhere else, and many alumni from the program return to celebrate. Kelly traditionally gives a lecture on the number 17. The two biggest ways the day is celebrated, both there and by celebrants all around the world, is by the eating of yellow pig cake and the singing of yellow pig carols. The day is also marked with math-themed shirts with yellow pigs on them, the playing of ultimate frisbee, and the folding of origami yellow pigs, among other things.

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2019.07.05 19:41 Kyebright Carbon-14-dated dinosaur bones are less than 40,000 years old.

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" Researchers have found a reason for the puzzling survival of soft tissue and collagen in dinosaur bones - the bones are younger than anyone ever guessed. Carbon-14 (C-14) dating of multiple samples of bone from 8 dinosaurs found in Texas, Alaska, Colorado, and Montana revealed that they are only 22,000 to 39,000 years old.
Members of the Paleochronology group presented their findings at the 2012 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting in Singapore, August 13-17, a conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS).
Since dinosaurs are thought to be over 65 million years old, the news is stunning - and more than some can tolerate. After the AOGS-AGU conference in Singapore, the abstract was removed from the conference website by two chairmen because they could not accept the findings. Unwilling to challenge the data openly, they erased the report from public view without a word to the authors. When the authors inquired, they received this letter:"
https://newgeology.us/presentation48.html
" In 1923, Julsrud and Padre Fray Jose Marie Martinez had discovered the Chupicuaro culture at a site just eight miles away (near Chupicuaro). When a few ceramic fragments were found there, Julsrud hired diggers to excavate. This discovery brought world wide attention from archaeologists who at first mistakenly defined them as Tarascan, but later they were correctly identified as a whole New Indian culture - the Chupicuaro. The Chupicuaro civilization flourished from about 500 BC to 200 AD, roughly a thousand years before the Middle Post-classic Tarascan.
Julsrud at age sixty-nine was on the brink of making a discovery that may prove to be the greatest archaeological discovery ever made. He hired a Mexican farmer, Odilon Tinajero, to dig in the area where the ceramic figurines were found and bring him any other similar objects. Soon Tinajero had a wheelbarrow full of ceramic pottery that had been excavated on El Toro Mountain.
Charles Hapgood notes that "Julsrud was a shrewd businessman and he now made a deal with Tinajero that is very important for our story. He told Tinajero that he would pay him one peso (worth about 12 cents) for each complete piece he brought in." Tinajero was very careful with the excavation process so as not to break the pieces, and the broken ones were cemented together before being brought to Julsrud.
Among the thousands of artifacts excavated were items that turned Julsrud's mansion into "the museum that scared scientists." Sculpted in various colors of clay were figurines of dinosaurs, various races of people such as Eskimos, Asians, Africans, bearded Caucasians, Mongols, and Polynesians, plus objects that had cultural connections with the Egyptians, Sumerians and others.
The objects were made of clay and stone, varying in size from a few inches long to statues three feet high, and dinosaur objects four to five feet long. In the collection, that now numbered over 20,000 objects, not one could be found to be a duplicate of another. Each of the clay pieces had been individually made, without molds, skillfully sculptured, and carefully decorated. Several hundred of the figurines were scientifically identified as representing many species of dinosaurs, including duck billed Trachodon, Gorgosaurus, horned Monoclonius, Ornitholestes, Titanosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus Paleococincus, Diplodocus, Podokosaurus, Struthiomimos, Plesiosaur, Maiasaura, Rhamphorynchus, Iguanodon, Brachiosaurus, Pteranodon, Dimetrodon, Ichtyornis, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Rhynococephalia and other unknown or as yet unidentified dinosaur species.
These remarkable dinosaur figurines threaten orthodox concepts and time scales in many fields of study. Dr. Ivan T. Sanderson was amazed in 1955 to find that there was an accurate representation of the American dinosaur Brachiosaurus, which was almost totally unknown to the general public at that time. Sanderson wrote about the figurine in the Julsrud collection. "This figurine is a very fine, jet-black, polished-looking ware. It is about a foot tall. The point is it is an absolutely perfect representation of Brachiosaurus, known only from East Africa and North America. There are a number of outlines of the skeletons in the standard literature but only one fleshed out reconstruction that I have ever seen. This is exactly like it."
Eventually over 33,000 ceramic figurines were found near El Toro as well as Chivo Mountain on the other side of Acambaro.
In 1972, Arthur Young submitted two of the figurines to Dr. Froelich Rainey, the director of the Pennsylvania Museum for Thermoluminescent Dating. The Masca lab had obtained thermoluminescent dates of up to 2,700 B.C. In a letter dated September 13, 1972, addressed to Mr. Young, Dr Rainey said:
"...Now after we have had years of experimentation both here and at the lab at Oxford, we have no doubt about the dependability of the thermoluminescent method. We may have errors of up to 5-10% in absolute dating, but we are no longer concerned about unexpected bugs that might put the whole system in doubt. I should also point out, that we were so concerned about the extraordinarily ancient dates of these figures, that Mark Han in our lab made an average of 18 runs on each one of the four samples. Hence, there is a very substantial bit of research in these particular pieces... All in all the lab stands on these dates for the Julsrud material, whatever that means in terms of archeological dating in Mexico, or in terms of 'fakes verse's authentic' pieces."
But when the lab at the University of Pennsylvania found out that dinosaurs were part of the collection, they retracted their thermoluminescent dates. They asserted that the ceramics gave off regenerated light signals and could be no more than 30 years old.
A thermoluminescent technician admitted that no other ceramics existed, in his experience, that produced regenerated light signals, and no other thermoluminescent dating of ceramics had ever been done by utilization of a regenerated light signal. In short, the excuse was a hocus pocus, laboratory trick to avoid the obvious conclusion that dinosaurs and man lived together.
John Tierney determined to expose the University of Pennsylvania's shenanigans by testing with standard procedures. Tierney had two fragments of Julsrud-type ceramics excavated at El Toro Mountain in Acambaro, and in 1956, in Julsrud's presence, Tierney submitted these pieces to Dr. Victor J. Bortolet, Director of Research of Daybreak Nucleari Archaeometrics Laboratory Services, for dating. Dr. Bortulot determined the pieces' upper limit age to be 2,000 years old, thus, invalidating the Masca report which claimed the objects were made thirty to one hundred years ago.
John Tierney took a half dozen samples of Julsrud ceramics of different clay composition to a team of experts at Ohio State University. They consisted of Dr. J.O. Everhart (Chairman of the Department of Ceramic Engineering), Dr. Earle R. Caley (among the world's most respected archaeological chemists), and Dr. Ernest G. Ehlers (mineralogist in the geology department at Ohio State University). The team reported that they could not believe the artifacts were made in modern times, nor could they believe they were made by some amateur who tried to perpetuate a fraud. Upon my notifying them that they had authenticated Julsrud artifacts, they lapsed into a profound and apparently permanent silence. "
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2019.06.27 14:23 honolulu_oahu_mod O'ahu Events For July 2019

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2019.05.27 07:28 honolulu_oahu_mod O'ahu Events For June 2019

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