December 14, 2003
Boundaries of Knowledge
Rods and Solar Entities
One of the most impressive areas of paranormal research is that of “rods” and the related topics of “solar entities” and “sky creatures”. This is a branch of UFO studies where some unidentified flying objects are explained as possibly living organisms, either biological or etheric.
Rods are also called “sky fish” because they seem to be so light that they swim through the air rather than fly. They can only be studied with recorded video or camcorder images because they travel at such high speeds.
Some of the images at this site appear to be birds or insects in my opinion, but many of the rest are amazing.
These are the best images:
Page 2 photos #4, #6, #7, #8
Page 5 photo #1, #2, #3
The technique of taking pictures of the more general category of “solar entities” using very bright sunlight is explained here. This is “John Bro” Wilkie ‘s Technique for Recording Solar Entities found at The Black Vault (blackvault.com or bvalphaserver.com)
I first heard about “rods” when Art Bell interviewed Jose Escamilla, who has researched this phenomenon heavily and introduced it to the public. His site roswellrods.com is the main site to see on this topic.
I would also like to point out a fascinating and strange book called The Cosmic Pulse of Life, by cloud-buster Trevor J. Constable, which is filled with occult references and esoteric philosophy. The creatures he claimed to have studied decades ago were larger than rods and of different shapes. The images are fuzzy because the photographs are taken with infra-red film of objects that are invisible in normal light.
Liberty, War & Politics
Want Alternatives? The Myth of National Defense
Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Mises.org, October 24, 2003
Introduction to The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production
“…the U.S. government did not only fail to prevent the disaster of September 11, it actually contributed to the likelihood of such an event. In pursuing an interventionist foreign policy …”
Gustave De Molinari:
“…the production of security should, in the interests of the consumers of this intangible commodity, remain subject to the law of free competition…”
The UN: It Should Be Late; It Never Was Great
Alexander Cockburn, CounterPunch.org, December 6/7, 2003
C.S. Lewis: Master of the Quiet Style
Joseph Sobran, Sobran.com, November 25, 2003
“Older traditions had believed that human law must conform to a higher law, but that sense was being disastrously lost in the modern world. The modern state was therefore “incessantly engaged in legislation.”… “
Comment: I enjoyed some of C.S. Lewis’s books when I was a Christian, as well as the play and movie based on his life called Shadowlands.
Now They’re After Putin
Justin Raimondo, Antiwar.com, December 10, 2003
“The hypocrites of the “democratic” West set their sights on Russia.”
“…I’m sick unto death of the intellectual and political atmosphere generated by the War Party: they have poisoned the very air with their talk of “sedition” in the antiwar movement…”
Share the Loot?
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Lewrockwell.com, December 11, 2003
About the decision to bar France, Russia and Germany from Iraqi reconstruction contracts.
“Do we really want to see more loot going to the gang that starts war to destroy so they can make money to rebuild?”