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Las Vegas: Satan Vacations Here
by Victoria Alexander
June 11, 2012
Million Dollar Quartet, DNA to shed light on Yetis, Moulay Ismaïl fathered 888 children, Book Review: The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, P.A.G. comments on TDH June 4th, Postscript: "The thin veneer of civilization - under it lays some serious ugly."
Million Dollar Quartet. The cast of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will be taking the stage at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, June 12-17.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash hit Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog" and more.
I'm very excited to be seeing a preview performance of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on Tuesday at the Hard Rock Hotel.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET plays in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts June 12-17, 2012. Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET start at $24 and are on sale now. Tickets are available online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at (702) 749-2000. For more information on MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, visit www.milliondollarquartetlive.com.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is fast becoming the centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas, offering a blend of performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions. The cultural campus features three performance spaces: the 2,050-seat main performance area in Reynolds Hall, Boman Pavilion's 258-seat Cabaret Jazz, and 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, visit www.thesmithcenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Show Times: Tue-Fri: 7:30, Sat: 2 & 7:30, Sun: 2 & 7:30.
DNA to shed light on Yetis. A UK-Swiss team will use DNA testing to investigate the origins of remains claimed to be from yeti and bigfoot. The project will examine hair, bone and other material from a collection amassed by a Swiss biologist - and will invite submissions from elsewhere.
The researchers will apply a systematic approach and employ the latest advances in genetic testing, aiming to publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
The project will focus on an archive of remains held at the Lausanne Museum of Zoology that was assembled by Bernard Heuvelmans, a Swiss biologist who investigated reported yeti sightings from 1950 up to his death in 2001.
Aside from the yeti question, the project would add to the growing body of knowledge on the interaction between different human species in the past. In the last two years it has become clear that there was considerable interbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals ... about 2% to 4% of the DNA of each individual European is Neanderthal.
From my 1991 Russia notes: "I met Nikoloi Potapov, a well-known artist who began painting the 15 foot creature he saw in 1983 at the Pamir Peak outside St. Petersburg. The creature was about 75 meters from him. Potapov also painted Bigfoot's "wife". The local villagers confirm Potapov's reports, adding they more frequently see the wives of the creatures. Yearly expeditions by Bigfoot investigators have been undertaken in the area due to the steady stream of reported sightings. Potapov believes he has a special relationship with this entity. Rumors continue to circulate about human female/Bigfoot assignations, one having reportedly taken place during a 1986 expedition to the Ural Mountains in the city of Dushanbe."
(Photos taken in 1991 with my toy camera: a painting of Bigfoot and Potapov; photo of our KGB host Juri Raitarovsky, Rima Laibow and me at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg; group photo of Juri, Gen. Albert Stubblebine, Rima Laibow, M.D., Sergi Kuzionov, Ph.D., me, and Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, M.D.)
Rauni-Leena is a Mind Control Specialist. See her YouTude videos: Bases 5 Part 1 Mind Control with Rauni-Leena. http://www.youtube.com
Book Review: The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire by Jack Weatherford. Knowing how obsessed I am with Mongolia, Joe Buckman gave me the hardcover book.
Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongolian warrior of the 13th century, ruled the largest empire in the world and according to a published genetic study, he helped populate it. An international group of geneticists studying Y-chromosome data have found that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical. That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or roughly 16 million descendants living today.
But what about Moulay Ismaïl, who fathered 888 children?
Though the prolific Genghis Khan fathered numerous sons and daughters, historians have virtually ignored his female offspring. The author provides a fascinating account of the Khan clan's women. Genghis was so impressed by the leadership abilities of his womenfolk that he rewarded some of them with pieces of his vast empire. At least four of his daughters became queens of their own countries.
Khan's eldest son, Tushi, is reported to have had 40 sons. After a conquest, looting, pillaging, and rape were the spoils of war for all soldiers, but Tushi got first pick of the beautiful women. His grandson, Kubilai Khan, who established the Yuan Dynasty in China, had 22 legitimate sons, and was reported to have added 30 virgins to his harem each year.
But my favorite descendant of Genghis Khan is Timur – because of this delusional statement:
I am not a man of blood; and God is my witness that in all my wars I have never been the aggressor, and that my enemies have always been the authors of their own calamity. — Timur, after the conquest of Aleppo
Timur, historically known as Tamerlane, was the founder of the Timurid dynasty. Timur was a devout Muslim and referred to himself as the Sword of Islam.
Timur is regarded as a military genius and a tactician whose prowess makes him one of the world's greatest conquerors. Timur's armies were ferocious, feared throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Although he is recognized as a great patron of art and architecture, some historians also claim his military campaigns may have caused the deaths of 17 million people.
What a man! Moulay Ismaïl ruled the Moroccan Alaouite dynasty from 1672 to 1727. He was given the epithet "The bloodthirsty" for his legendary cruelty. In order to intimidate rivals, Ismail ordered that his city walls be adorned with 10,000 heads of slain enemies. Legends of the ease in which Ismail could behead or torture laborers or servants he thought to be lazy are numerous. Within the 20 years of Ismail's rule, it is estimated 30,000 people died.
Moulay Ismaïl is alleged to have fathered 888 children. A total of 867 children, including 525 sons and 342 daughters, was noted by 1703 and his 700th son was born in 1721. This is widely considered the record number of offspring for any man throughout history that can be verified. It is thought that Ismaïl would have had to copulate with an average of 4.8 women per day for 40 years to achieve that number of children.
Comments. Friend Peter Gersten comments on TDH June 4th on dreams and alien life:
TDH: The fact that we remember so few of our dreams -- a few percent at best -- also argues against any function for dreams. If they are so important, why don't we remember more of them?
PAG: We don't remember anything before we were born. Does that mean any previous life has no importance in this life? We don't remember certain people we meet in this life though we have a sense that we have been with them before. Does that mean their importance in our life now is in no way related to any prior lives?
TDH: We are on the outer edge of a spiral arm. To get to Earth, an alien civilization would pass billions of life-rich planets circling billions of stars. Why come here?
PAG: Do you really believe that our primitive ideas on how travel works "out there" in any way resembles how it's actually accomplished? In a holographic reality each part contains the whole. All one needs is the source code to travel instantaneously to any location within the Universe.
Peter Gersten is a good friend (we hunted UFOs together long ago in NY) with a very healthy sense of humor. His recent talk at the May 18th MUFON Meeting in Arizona was titled: "The Delusional Reality of the UFO Lawyer."
From the MUFON website: Sedona resident Peter A. Gersten has been a criminal defense trial attorney for the past 40 years both in New York and Arizona. But he is best known as the "UFO Lawyer" principally for his semi-successful Freedom of Information lawsuits against the CIA, NSA, Army and DoD. Mr. Gersten will not only be discussing his own 30-year involvement with the UFO Phenomenon, but why he believes that on this year's winter solstice, December 21, 2012, a 'portal' will be opening on or near Bell Rock.
Peter says he will be on Bell Rock at 11:11 am on Dec. 21, 2012. http://bellrock2012.com/2012blog/peter-gersten-esq-interview/
"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown." Woody Allen
POSTSCRIPT: "This is a gore-hound's decathlon . . . it's an actual snuff video." That's just one of the shockingly excited online reactions to the now infamous kill video.
Five days before Luka Rocco Magnotta became the subject of an international manhunt, a horrifying video dubbed "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick" was posted on Best Gore, showing a man (now identified as Magnotta) stabbing a naked and bound victim with an ice pick, and then dismembering and eating parts of the body. Then Magnotta brought in a dog to feed on the body.
Best Gore, an Edmonton-based website that published it, got 300,000 hits in four hours on Thursday alone. The popularity of the grisly, 10-minute video reveals a disturbing online subculture with an appetite for videos that show actual murders.
"Seriously, what's disturbing about this vid is the music they added," writes another, commenting on the New Order song "Truth Faith," which is also featured in the horror film American Psycho.
Posters were comparing it to a "better" video where one can hear the dying person gurgling!
Others complained about the lack of blood and commented on the victim's body ("Raw a-- fat really does not whet the appetite.") Another expressed nonchalance about a person being killed, but said "if it is true that he harms animals, that burns my a--."
A frequent complaint was that "1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick" doesn't appear to show the actual death of the victim — just the torturing, stabbing and dismembering.
"This one doesn't even show the guy getting killed at all — his face or anything," another person commented.
'1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick' was the most popular video last week alongside a bloody motorbike collision and a man slowly dying after being mutilated by a machete. These are called "gore GIFS" of people being hit by cars, trains. The moment of impact looped over and over.
Mark Marek, the webmaster of Best Gore, said in an email Thursday that people are attracted to his website "because it allows (them) to see the truth . . . reality without censorship. TDH readers, please consider who is watching these videos.
One commenter summed it up: "The thin veneer of civilization - under it lays some serious ugly."
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