Monday, November 24, 2014

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, 926 km (500 nautical mi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part.
They include a national park and a biological marine reserve. Although the islands have a scant human population of 25,000 people, the most interesting inhabitants are the many and varied animals that call these islands home and which famously attracted the attention of Charles Darwin. Part of the islands has opened to travelers since February 1st, so now is a great time to go see what you can!
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A baby sea lion (less than 2 months old), Espanola Island. Unfortunately, this beautiful Galapagos island, rich in biodiversity and plant life, has faced many crises by human hands. As recent as 2008, dozens of sea lions were killed at Pinta, the nature reserve of the Galapagos Islands. 

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Galapagos does sunsets the right way - beautiful. 

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A land Iguana in yellow and red.

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A 'blowhole', quite common on the islands.

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The 'Red Sally' lightfoot crab at Islas Plazas, coming in with the tide. 

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Diving seagulls at Puerto Villamil.

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Galapagos tortoises mating

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This bizarre but stunning creature was named 'dandelion' by the discovering geologists. It was found on a 1977 expedition to the islands. We now know that is related to the Portuguese 'man-of-war' (a type of jellyfish).

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The Galapagos are also home to the flamboyant flamingos.

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San Christo Kicker Rock.

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A diamond stingray near the beach.

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The famous and iconic Giant Galapagos Tortoises. The Galapagos Giant Tortoise is the largest living species of tortoise and 10th-heaviest living reptile, reaching weights of over 400 kg (880 lb) and lengths of over 1.8 meters (5.9 ft). These giants live to see 100 years of age in the wild, and have lived up to 170 years in captivity. 

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A group of marine iguanas

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Bartolome Island, which has a beautiful bay, in the Galapagos Islands

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A young eagle making sure people obey the sign at Isabela Island.

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What is now known as 'Darwin's Arch'.

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A napping seal apparently unperturbed by the approaching crab. Maybe it's napping as well?

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The Galapagos shark is often hunted by humans, and in 2011, Ecuadorean authorities seized 357 dead sharks from an illegal fishing boat.

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Beautiful waterfall near San Christobal, Galapagos, Ecuador.

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The first island explored by Charles Darwin during his famous exploration in 1835.

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A kiss between sea lions.

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The early morning light painting this stone hill red.

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The photographer tells that this male sea lion got aggressive when he came to close, and put up a threatening display to scare him off. It worked.

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The marine iguana is found only on the Galapagos Islands, and has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 9 m into the water.

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Sea lions napping together, Espanola Island.

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Swallow tailed gulls at Islas Plazas.

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A Galapagos Crab making some direct eye contact

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Besides creatures, the Galapagos Islands have many beautiful and interesting rock formations, which also serve as good places for sea lions to practice their favorite hobby - sleep.

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A large group of sea lions. Being fairly social, and one of the most numerous species in the Gal׊pagos archipelago, they are often spotted sun-bathing on sandy shores or rock groups or gliding gracefully through the surf. Their loud bark, playful nature, and graceful agility in water make them the "welcoming party" of the islands.

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Penguins on the rocks, watching both directions.

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A view at sunset.

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A marine iguana sunbathing.

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador. 

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The reason these birds are called blue-footed boobies. 

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Sailing away at sunset and saying goodbye to the beautiful Galapagos Islands. What a place.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

4,000 Years of History All Laid Down in One Incredible Map

The histomap is a brilliant map that takes you through 4000 years of history, starting at 2000 B.C., and tracking the greatest civilizations as they morph and change through the years, including all the notable historical events that took place along the way. This is an incredible map and a great way to learn about the big events in the history of our world in one fell swoop!
world history
 Frederick T.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What are the facts about the Jews? by Benjamin H Freedman

What are the facts about the Jews? 
(I call them Jews to you, because they are known as Jews. I don't call them Jews myself. I refer to them as so-called Jews, because I know what they are.) The eastern European Jews, who form 92 per cent of the world's population of those people who call themselves Jews, were originally Khazars. They were a warlike tribe who lived deep in the heart of Asia.

 And they were so warlike that even the Asiatics drove them out of Asia into eastern Europe. They set up a large Khazar kingdom of 800,000 square miles. At the time, Russia did not exist, nor did many other European countries. The Khazar kingdom was the biggest country in all Europe -- so big and so powerful that when the other monarchs wanted to go to war, the Khazars would lend them 40,000 soldiers. That's how big and powerful they were.

They were phallic worshippers, which is filthy and I do not want to go into the details of that now. But that was their religion, as it was also the religion of many other pagans and barbarians elsewhere in the world. The Khazar king became so disgusted with the degeneracy of his kingdom that he decided to adopt a so-called monotheistic faith -- either Christianity, Islam, or what is known today as Judaism, which is really Talmudism. 

By spinning a top, and calling out "eeny, meeny, miney, moe," he picked out so-called Judaism. And that became the state religion. He sent down to the Talmudic schools of Pumbedita and Sura and brought up thousands of rabbis, and opened up synagogues and schools, and his people became what we call Jews. There wasn't one of them who had an ancestor who ever put a toe in the Holy Land. Not only in Old Testament history, but back to the beginning of time. Not one of them! And yet they come to the Christians and ask us to support their armed insurrections in Palestine by saying, "You want to help repatriate God's Chosen People to their Promised Land, their ancestral home, don't you? It's your Christian duty. We gave you one of our boys as your Lord and Savior. You now go to church on Sunday, and you kneel and you worship a Jew, and we're Jews." 

But they are pagan Khazars who were converted just the same as the Irish were converted. It is as ridiculous to call them "people of the Holy Land," as it would be to call the 54 million Chinese Moslems "Arabs." Mohammed only died in 620 A.D., and since then 54 million Chinese have accepted Islam as their religious belief. Now imagine, in China, 2,000 miles away from Arabia, from Mecca and Mohammed's birthplace. Imagine if the 54 million Chinese decided to call themselves "Arabs." 

You would say they were lunatics. Anyone who believes that those 54 million Chinese are Arabs must be crazy. All they did was adopt as a religious faith a belief that had its origin in Mecca, in Arabia. The same as the Irish. When the Irish became Christians, nobody dumped them in the ocean and imported to the Holy Land a new crop of inhabitants. They hadn't become a different people. They were the same people, but they had accepted Christianity as a religious faith.
These Khazars, these pagans, these Asiatics, these Turko-Finns, were a Mongoloid race who were forced out of Asia into eastern Europe. Because their king took the Talmudic faith, they had no choice in the matter. Just the same as in Spain: If the king was Catholic, everybody had to be a Catholic. If not, you had to get out of Spain. So the Khazars became what we call today Jews. Now imagine how silly it was for the great Christian countries of the world to say, "We're going to use our power and prestige to repatriate God's Chosen People to their ancestral homeland, their Promised Land." 

Could there be a bigger lie than that? Because they control the newspapers, the magazines, the radio, the television, the book publishing business, and because they have the ministers in the pulpit and the politicians on the soapboxes talking the same language, it is not too surprising that you believe that lie. You'd believe black is white if you heard it often enough. You wouldn't call black black anymore -- you'd start to call black white. And nobody could blame you.
That is one of the great lies of history. It is the foundation of all the misery that has befallen the world.
Do you know what Jews do on the Day of Atonement, that you think is so sacred to them? I was one of them. This is not hearsay. I'm not here to be a rabble-rouser. I'm here to give you facts. When, on the Day of Atonement, you walk into a synagogue, you stand up for the very first prayer that you recite. It is the only prayer for which you stand. You repeat three times a short prayer called the Kol Nidre. In that prayer, you enter into an agreement with God Almighty that any oath, vow, or pledge that you may make during the next twelve months shall be null and void. The oath shall not be an oath; the vow shall not be a vow; the pledge shall not be a pledge. They shall have no force or effect. And further, the Talmud teaches that whenever you take an oath, vow, or pledge, you are to remember the Kol Nidre prayer that you recited on the Day of Atonement, and you are exempted from fulfilling them. How much can you depend on their loyalty? You can depend upon their loyalty as much as the Germans depended upon it in 1916.
We are going to suffer the same fate as Germany suffered, and for the same reason.
Benjamin H Freedman.
The Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C. 1961

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sumerian Tablets - 4,000 BC

In 1849, British archeologist, Austin Henry Layard discovered 22,000 clay tablets in the Ancient Sumerian city of Nineveh, in an area now known as Iraq. The tablets contain cuneiform script and are one of the earliest known writing systems, created by the Sumerians 6,000 years ago. 

Author and Researcher, Zecharia Sitchin spent more than 30 years translating the Sumerian Tablets. In his 1976 book, the 12th planet, Sitchin claims the cuneiform text describe an alien race named the “Anunnaki” who came to the earth from an undiscovered planet in our Solar System, beyond Neptune called Nibiru. 

The Sumerian Tablets tell us that the Anunnaki genetically engineered and seeded human race which was created in their image. Almost all of humanities ancient texts are based on the Sumerian tablets, telling similar or identical stories of our history.

A MYSTERY & UNEXPLAINED: The Ancient drawings depict our solar system which includes Neptune, Uranus and Pluto. Neptune was not discovered by mainstream science until 1846’. Uranus, initially named George’s star, was not discovered until 1781 and Pluto not until 1930. Copernicus spoke about the planets revolving around the Sun, not until the 1500's...but this was all written down 6,000 years ago. You can see this on the piece that Sitchin is holding in this image.

The text goes on to explain exactly how we were created and more about our galactic history and the creation of Earth..

More Info: 

Lost Book of Enki (Sumerian Tablets) First Tablet:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ancient Ruins Older Than the Pyramids

Archaeologists Just Uncovered Massive Ancient Ruins Older Than the Pyramids

Source: LiveScience/Google Earth
The news: It's not every day you stumble across a monument older than the Giza pyramids — especially one this huge.
For years, residents near the city of Safed, Israel, knew of a crescent stone structure in the area, referring to it as "Rujum en-Nabi Shua'ayb" or "Jethro Cairn." Archaeologists thought it was just part of an ancient city wall, and it wasn't until Ido Wachtel, a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, started excavation work that they realized they were looking at an ancient, historical site.
Here are some interesting facts about this newly excavated site:
1. Not only is it ancient, it took a really long time to build it.
Source: LiveScience
The massive, freestanding structure is estimated to be around 5,000 years old. According to Wachtel, it would have taken anywhere between 35,000 to 50,000 days to complete the construction, roughly 100 years.
2. It's really, really big.
Source: LiveScience/Google Earth
It has an area of about 500,000 cubic feet and is 492 feet long, as large as about six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
3. The fact that it's a standalone structure offers various explanations for its purpose.
Source: Photo by Hana Yariv, CC Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported
"The proposed interpretation for the site is that it constituted a prominent landmark in its natural landscape, serving to mark possession and to assert authority and rights over natural resources by a local rural or pastoral population," Wachtel wrote.
4. It provides an interesting glimpse of Mesopotamian culture.
One of the most convincing theories on the table right now is that the structure had a religious purpose: given its crescent shape, it probably had ties to the Mesopotamian moon god Sin, whose symbol was the lunar crescent. The stone structure is also located close to the town of Bet Yerah, which was closely associated with the moon god and conducted trade with Egypt.
Source: LiveScience/Wikimedia
Regardless of what its original purpose was, the fact that this monument survived for millennia and was overlooked for so long is fascinating — and gets you thinking about what other archaeological treasures remain hidden in plain sight.