Cat Guest Blog’s its Way into History! Nom the Cat Blogs — Breaking News!!!

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Art History, Cats, Healing, History, Humor, Science, Strange news, Thomas Schoenberger | 1 comment

This just in. a cat has taken over my blog.I am not kittening….The first guest blog was composed by a cat..Not just any cat, the ultimate YouTube cat! Read on……


My name is “nOm”. I am a cat. I am also a YouTube addict.

My YouTube channel is  My featured video below:

Nom the Cat

Thomas has astonished and honored me with an invitation to do a guest posting.

I “met” Thomas over on YouTube. I guess he was intrigued by an internet-addicted feline, while I was absolutely enchanted by his world-class music videos.

I told him, “I don’t know what to write”, and he said (more or less), “You can blog about being a cat on YouTube, and some of the characters you meet there.”

He even offered tuna.

So I thought, “What does it matter if I go down in flames? I’ll still have a couple of lives left. And, besides, if he wants to trade tuna for tripe, I’ll take it!”

So, here goes…

I am thrilled to have had the fortune to be alive when the internet arrived.

And, with it, YouTube.

With YouTube, I can see videos made by people from all over the world. I can see their homes. I can see their children. I can see their clothes. I can see their food. I can see their towns and countries and monuments and historical sites. I can hear their music.

Most thrilling of all, I can see their cats!

A virtual magic cat carpet, taking me anywhere in the world at the mere gesture of a mouse! No, not that kind of mouse, silly!

And, with the comment sections on the videos, and the help of the Google translator, I can, to a fair extent, understand what most people are saying, no matter the language used.

I can even speak back to the people!

It’s magic, I tell ya! Witchcraft. What we cats were born for!

I even consider it a partial reprieve from the “curse of the Tower of Babel”. (Yes, sadly, it affected our species too.)

Each day it amazes and enchants me anew.

I have met many, many, MANY people.

Most are warm, honest and decent.

A few are exquisite.

And a handful have been pretty darn mangy.

I have explored countless rabbit holes in the vast kingdom of YouTube.

And I’ve gotten pretty thoroughly lost for a while in a few of them.

But, I have learned more than I ever would have thought could fit into a cat-sized cranium.

And the more I learned, the more I knew I didn’t know.

Then, I finally realized that opinions, like fur, should be regularly shed and replaced.

A very famous cat summed it up nicely when he wrote:

“I am the wisest cat alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ~ PlatoPuss

Well, that’s about it. I’m overdue for my cat nap.

Thanks for reading.

nOm, the interwebs kitteh

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Twenty Signs Europe is Entering a Massive Depression.Thomas Schoenberger

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in European depression, Features, History, Strange news, Thomas Schoenberger | 64 comments

So the news coming out of the mainstream media speaks of recovery, hope and a brighter future. Just as our leaders and economists hide the fact that America is in a depression, one must look across the pond and see what dark pools of economic debris now saunter through Southern Europe as they head for more dreaded “credit events” i.e. bank runs.

What you are about to read will surprise many. The lipstick is quickly being scraped off the pig and the pig is looking gaunt. Read the following twenty reasons why Europe is in a growing depression:

Old Europe

#1 The unemployment rate in France has surged to 10.6 percent and the number of jobless claims in that country recently set a new all-time record.

#2 Unemployment in the eurozone as a whole is sitting at an all-time record of 12 percent.

#3 Two years ago, Portugal’s unemployment rate was about 12 percent. Today, it is about 17 percent.

#4 The unemployment rate in Spain has set a new all-time record of 27 percent. Even during the Great Depression of the 1930s the United States never had unemployment that high.

#5 The unemployment rate among those under the age of 25 in Spain is an astounding 57.2 percent.

#6 The unemployment rate in Greece has set a new all-time record of 27.2 percent. Even during the Great Depression of the 1930s the United States never had unemployment that high.

#7 The unemployment rate among those under the age of 25 in Greece is a whopping 59.3 percent.

#8 French car sales in March were 16 percent lower than they were one year earlier.

#9 German car sales in March were 17 percent lower than they were one year earlier.

#10 In the Netherlands, consumer debt is now up to about 250 percent of available income.

#11 Industrial production in Italy has fallen by an astounding 25 percent over the past five years.

#12 The number of Spanish firms filing for bankruptcy is 45 percent higher than it was a year ago.

#13 Since 2007, the value of non-performing loans in Europe has increased by 150 percent.

#14 Bank withdrawals in Cyprus during the month of March were double what they were in February even though the banks were closed for half the month.

#15 Due to an absolutely crippling housing crash, there are approximately 3 million vacant homes in Spain today.

#16 Things have gotten so bad in Spain that entire apartment buildings are being overwhelmed by squatters…

A 285-unit apartment complex in Parla, less than half an hour’s drive from Madrid, should be an ideal target for investors seeking cheap property in Spain. Unfortunately, two thirds of the building generates zero revenue because it’s overrun by squatters.

“This is happening all over the country,” said Jose Maria Fraile, the town’s mayor, who estimates only 100 apartments in the block built for the council have rental contracts and not all of those tenants are paying either. “People lost their jobs, they can’t pay mortgages or rent so they lost their homes and this has produced a tide of squatters.”

#17 Child hunger has become so rampant in Greece that teachers are reporting that hungry children are begging their classmates for food.

#18 The debt to GDP ratio in Italy is now up to 136 percent.

#19 25 percent of all banking assets in the UK are in banks that are leveraged at least 40 to 1.

#20 German banking giant Deutsche Bank has more than 55 trillion euros (which is more than 72 trillion dollars) of exposure to derivatives. But the GDP of Germany for an entire year is only about 2.7 trillion euros.

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Comet of the Exodus?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Biblical prophecy, comets, Conspiracy therory, Creative people, History, Mysteries, Science, Strange news, Strategy, Thomas Schoenberger |

This is a verbatim cut and paste from an interesting Blog called Last day Signs. Along with the usual end of the world proclamations, comes a historical riddle. This makes for a superb read, especially in light of the coming “Great Comet of 2013” expected to be brighter than the moon!

Comet Ison will light up the skies by November 2013. Looking closely at the Bible, could the ancient Middle East experienced their great floods and earthquakes due to solar activity? Lets explore this theme.

Great Comet of 1680

The question hangs, and begs for answers Could a comet or asteroid actually strike the earth,causing major harm to humanity? The Bible itself speaks of such events. The Scriptures record in a matter of fact way the terrible destruction caused to all life on earth due to a global flood – commonly referred to as ‘Noah’s Flood” (Genesis 6-8). What caused such a tremendous cataclysm? Of course, God Himself intervened, we are told, because of the mounting SINS of mankind. “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt” (Gen.6:11-12).The Bible states that God saved only Noah and his family, and creatures of every species, aboard the Ark which He commanded Noah to build. This occurred 2348 B.C.

The next great cataclysm occurred 2247 B.C., when the Tower of Babel was destroyed in a heavenly blast (Gen.11:1-9). Ancient history records that when the tower was destroyed, there were great seismic changes in the earth, and the continents themselves were divided – driven apart by great geological forces – perhaps due to an encounter with a massive heavenly object and its gravitational pull. A man of that time was named “Peleg,” which means “division,” because “in his days the earth [itself] was divided” (Gen.10:25).

A third tremendous cataclysm which affected the entire planet occurred in 1491 B.C., when God sent ten devastating plagues upon ancient Egypt, and then led His people through the towering columns of the Red Sea in a mighty deliverance (Exodus 7-15). What great forces would cause an entire sea to rise up in towering walls of water, preparing a dry walkway for the children of Israel from shore to shore?

Forty years later, another tremendous interstellar event occurred. As Joshua fought the Canaanites in a final climactic battle, we read:

“And it happened, as they fled before Israel, and were on the descent of Beth
On them as far as Akezah, and they died. There were more who died from the
HAILSTONES than the children of Israel killed with the sword” (Joshua 10:11).

It was at this time that Joshua stood before the Lord, and commanded the sun to stand still, and the moon, till the people had revenge on their enemies. The Word of God relates:

“So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for
about a whole day. And there has been no day like it, before it or after it, that the
LORD heeded the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel” (v.13-14).

These pulse-pounding events HAPPENED! They are not figments of mere human imagination or make-believe stories invented by ancient myth-makers or story tellers. God intervened for His people, Israel! The heavens themselves fought for Israel! Huge bolides, meteorites, and chunks of rock and debris from outer space smashed into their enemies, pulverizing them. The earth itself stopped in its diurnal rotation, and shuddered to a halt, causing the sun to appear to stand still in the sky, and the moon also.

What great force caused such events? Could the Most High God have used a huge comet, or a planet on a strange trajectory through the solar system, to cause the earth’s rotation to be interrupted for the space of a day? Could that huge body – perhaps a planet-sized object on a long elliptical orbit around the sun have come so close to the earth that electrical discharges and gravitational pulls and magnetic forces interacted, producing these awesome effects? Was that huge body accompanied by thousands of chunks of interstellar debris – rocks and chunks of ice from outer space – which then fell on the enemies of Israel?

The Comet of the Exodus

Immanuel Velikovsky, in his history-making, epochal book Worlds in Collision, written in 1950, gives the historical evidence that a giant comet appeared in the sky during the time of the Exodus. The ancients feared this blood-red apparition. Wrote Velikovsky:

“One of the places of the heavenly combat between elementary forces of nature as narrated by Apollodorus and Strabo – was on the way from Egypt to Syria. According to Herodotus, the final act of the fight between Zeus and Typhon took place at Lake Serbon on the coastal route from Egypt to Palestine. On the way from Egypt to Palestine the Israelites, after a night of terror and strong east wind, witnessed the upheaval of the day of the Passage. . . . [T]he spell-bound Israelites saw the upheaval of nature: darkness, hurricane, mountains of water, fire and smoke, recorded in the Greek legend as the circumstances in which the battle of Zeus with the dragon Typhon was fought. In the same pit of the sea lie the pharaoh and his hosts. Up to now I have identified Rahab-Typhon as a comet. But if Typhon lies on the bottom of the sea, is he not the pharaoh? This would mean that in the legend of Typhon two elements were welded together: the pharaoh, who perished in the catastrophe, and the outrageous rebel against Zeus, the lord of the sky.

“that Typhon brought in his train, and that therefore ‘the flight of Typhon is the Exodus of Moses from Egypt.’ In this he actually follows the passage transmittedby Plutarch. But since Typhon, according to Pliny and others, was a comet,Samuel Bochart was close to the conclusions at which we arrive, traveling along another route.”

What happened when this powerful comet came near the earth? Says Velikovsky:

“A phenomenon of great significance took place. The head of the comet did not
crash into the earth, but exchanged major electrical discharges with it. A tremendous spark sprang forth at the moment of the nearest approach of the comet, when the waters were heaped at their highest above the surface of the earth and before they fell down, followed by a rain of debris torn from the very body and tail of the comet” (Worlds in Collision,Immanuel Velikovsky, 1950, pages 81-85).
Velikovsky’s enormous research proves beyond doubt that the events surrounding the Exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt were colossal in nature, stupendous in scope, and truly a miraculous deliverance. That incredible event – the rescuing of some 3-5 million people from abject servitude – was accompanied by strange phenomena in the heavens, including the appearance of a massive comet, a “doomsday star.” Very likely, as Velikovsky shows in Worlds in Collision, this star or comet or rogue planet, was involved in the incredible destruction which befell the greatest country in the world at that time.
Reversal of the Sun

An ancient Egyptian papyrus, the Papyrus Ipuwer, bears striking testimony confirming the “plagues” which befell Egypt at that time (A. H. Gardiner, Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage from a hieratic papyrus in Leiden, 1909). It states, “The river is blood” (compare with Exodus 7:20), confirming that the waters of the Nile became as blood. “Plague is throughout the land, blood is everywhere,” Ipuwer wrote. He also declared, “Trees are destroyed,” “No fruit, no herbs are found,” “Grain has perished on every side.” The land of Egypt was turned into a wasteland (compare Exo.9:25).
In the papyrus Ipuwer it also states, “the land turns round as does a potter’s wheel,” and, “The earth turned upside down.” In the Ermitage papyrus (Leningrad, 116b recto) it refers to a cataclysm that turns the “land upside down; happens that which never (yet) had happened.”
Similarly, the papyrus Harris speaks of a colossal upheaval when “the south becomes north, and the earth turns over” (Worlds in Collision, p.107). These are not mere figurative statements, but declarations of a great catastrophe which befell the world in the middle of the second millennium before Christ!
Egyptian records speak of the western sun, called Harakhte, which “riseth in the west” (Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, III, sec. 18). Putting the evidence together, apparently the earth’s poles changed, north became south, and consequently the sun rose in the “west” for a time.
Could such a thing have occurred? Even Plato wrote of the prodigy! He declared, “I mean the change in the rising and setting of the sun and the other heavenly bodies, how in those times they used to set in the quarter where they now rise, and used to rise where they now set” Plato, The Statesman, p.49, 53).
The reversal of the sun was discussed by many ancient Greek authors, including a historical drama by Sophocles — “Zeus . . . changed the course of the sun, causing it to rise in the east and not in the west.” Euripides wrote, “the sun . . . turned backward” due to the wrath of Zeus (World’s in Collision, p.110).
Seneca described what the feeling of people was when these awesome events occurred. He wrote in Thyestes, of people seeing such events, and asking fearfully, “Have we of all mankind been deemed deserving that heaven, its poles uptorn, should overwhelm us? In our time, has the last day come?”
There are numerous references to the reversal of the sun’s movement from east to west to west to east in ancient sources, including China, Mexico, Syria, and the Eskimos in Greenland who told missionaries that the earth turned over. Bellamy, in Moons, Myths and Man, asserts, “The Chinese say that it is only since a new order of things has come about that the stars move from east to west.” A poem found in the Ugarit was found dedicated to the goddess Anat who “massacred the population of the Levant” and “exchanged the two dawns and the position of the stars” (C. Virolleaud, Mission de Ras Shamra, quoted by Velikovsky, op cit, page 112).
The ancient Indians of Mexico called the sun that moved eastward Teotl Lixco. They symbolized the changing direction of the sun’s travel as a celestial ball game accompanied by earthquakes and upheavals on the earth. The flip-flopping of the earth, north becoming south, would also explain the star chart in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Senmut, which pictures the stellar constellations of the northern sky as being in the southern sky. This may be what early Mexican Indians described as “driving away of the four hundred southern stars” (Seler, Gesammelte Abhandlungen, quoted in Worlds in Collision, p.113). Seler was perplexed by the ancient Mexican statement that the sun moved from west to east, but wrote that it “must be understood literally”!
Tractate Sanhedrin of the Talmud also speaks of this epochal event. We read in the Gemara, regarding Genesis 7:10 – “And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth” – that this was a very eventful period. Says the Gemara, “After seven – during the period of the flood, the Holy One, blessed be He, changed the natural order that had been established during the seven days of creation, so that the sun rose in the west, and set in the east” (Tractate Sanhedrin 108b).
Writes Velikovsky, “The Talmud and other ancient rabbinical sources tell of great disturbances in the solar movement at the time of the Exodus and the Passage of the Sea and the Lawgiving. In old Midrashim it is repeatedly narrated that four times the sun was forced out of its course in the few weeks between the day of the Exodus and the day of the Lawgiving” (p.116).
According to Egyptian annals, the sun rose in the west, then in the east, once again in the west, and again in the east, where it rises today.
Is another reversal coming in our time? Will the earth once again “turn over,” have its poles reversed, and undergo massive tectonic upheavals and paroxysms in our “end of days,” before or at the return of the Messiah? When the Messiah returns, He will “restore all things” as they were in the beginning (Acts 3:19-21).

Biblical Prophecy Enters the Picture

Immanuel Velikovsky’s trail-blazing research into ancient history has proven that there was a great comet associated with the Exodus of Israel out of Egypt. The heavenly visitor may have played a cosmic game of “ping pong” with the planets of the inner solar system. Orbits may have been interrupted, altered, awesome events and prodigies took place. Many of these events were recorded in Scripture – mountains leaping like lambs, and little hills like rams, volcanoes flowing lava at the presence of the “Lord.”

Will such events happen once again – in OUR lifetime?

Bible prophecy replies with an astounding “CERTAINLY SO!”

Scientists and astronomers cannot predict the future, or tell us when a “visitor” from outer space like a massive comet will once again bring havoc and ruin to the earth, and play a part in the end-time deliverance of the people of God. Despite the guessing game of scientists, however, we have “a more sure word of prophecy” which tells us that within the next 10 years the chances of the earth being “nailed” by a cosmic encounter with a comet or asteroid is virtually 100 per cent!

The apostle Peter writes, “We have also a more sure [certain] word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed” (II Pet.1:19). The prophet Amos also wrote, “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). The Jewish Tanakh has this verse, “Indeed, my Lord GOD does nothing without having revealed His purpose to His servants the prophets.”

Peter writes about the dangerous heavens. He wrote, “But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing [one thing which millions and billions of people are ignorant of, today!], that ONE DAY is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as ONE DAY” (II Pet.3:8). This same truth is alluded to in the Old Testament Scriptures. We read in the Psalms, “For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night” (Psalm 90:4).

“SIGNS in the Sun, Moon, and Stars”

During the time just preceding His return, and the Armageddon holocaust, Jesus Christ foretold: “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened [dust in the atmosphere blotting out the light from the sun], and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars [asteroids, meteorites, comets — heavenly bodies from among the “stars”] shall fall, and the powers of the heaven shall be shaken” (Mark 13:24-25). Jesus said these conditions would occur just before His return, before the END of man’s rule of planet earth were expired (see Matt.24:1-3).

The apostle Luke adds, quoting Christ as saying, “And there shall be SIGNS in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity [confusion, madness]; the sea and the waves roaring [tremendous weather upsets, as we have already begun to experience these past few years!]; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26).

The prophet Haggai was inspired of God to write, “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will SHAKE THE HEAVENS, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land: And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations [the much-awaited Messiah!] shall come: and I will fill this house [the end-time Temple of God, which the Jews are even now prepared to rebuild in Jerusalem!] with glory, saith the LORD of hosts” (Haggai 2:6-7).

Speaking of the orogenies and upheavals and massive maelstroms which are prophesied in the Scriptures to occur during the “last days,” the prophet Isaiah wrote:

“For the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.
The earth is violently broken, the earth is split open, the earth is shaken exceedingly,
the earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall totter like a hut; its transgression shall be heavy upon it, and it will fall and not rise again” (Isaiah 24:18-20).

What could cause even the earth to wobble and shake and reel and change its orbit, at least temporarily? A cosmic encounter with another celestial body – such as a huge comet, planet, or asteroid of huge proportions!

The prophet Amos predicted that in the ‘end time” a strange event would occur:

“And it shall come to pass in that day, says the Lord GOD, that I will make the SUN
GO DOWN AT NOON, and I will darken the earth in broad daylight” (Amos 8:9).

Joel also predicted strange anomalies in the heavens:

“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars
of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before
the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD” (Joel 2:30-31).

Nahum also declares:

“The LORD has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers
. . . The mountains quake before Him, the hills melt, and the earth HEAVES [or, burns] at His presence, yes, the world and all who dwell in it” (Nahum 1:3-5).

Habakkuk points out that even the incredible prodigy of Joshua’s “Long Day” will once again be repeated in similar fashion:

“The mountains saw You and trembled; the overflowing of the water passed by. The
deep uttered its voice, and lifted its hands on high. The sun and moon stood still in
their habitation; at the light of Your arrows they went, at the shining of Your glittering
spear” (Habakkuk 3:10-11).

Food for thought.My take? Comet ISON will perplex us all.By Thanksgiving, it will meet with the sun,and survive perihelion, but only for a day, then shatter. I know this puts me in a camp of one, since some believe it will be bigger than 15 moons, and others believe it will not even get to perihelion.I expect this year will see many meteors and more are coming.Greece, Mexico, etc……Thomas

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Jack the Ripper Newest Theory.Was a London newspaper behind the murders?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in 322, Conspiracy therory, History, Jack the Ripper, Mysteries, Strange news, Thomas Schoenberger | 1 comment


We all know the legend of Jack the Ripper,the elusive and horrifying stealth murderer that haunted London’s East End in the terrible autumn of 1888. Over 2500 suspects were accused of the sensational crime. The sheer media frenzy of the press whipped up the public to a pitched fever, and at it’s zenith, even Queen Victoria was upset, having been the recipient of a petition signed by 40,000 London women, with a demand for the immediate implement of “safety measures”. In short, Jack the Ripper was the first gory media sensation. It has never been the same since.

Whitechapel living:

Soiled Doves:

Life in the East End was brutal and often short. It has been said that half the children born in the area died before the age of 5. Police were over their heads trying to catch the elusive fiend, since fingerprints were not yet developed into a science, and in 1888, no blood tying technologies existed in criminal investigations.Most women in the area resorted to prostitution because of such extreme poverty., Small pox,Cholera, and T.B. were common killers and most people rarely lived past 45. This was a place to die, a skid row of broken dreams and lesser honor, a slum for as far as the eye could see. A perfect hunting ground for rapists, thieves and criminals.

The media roars…..

The Ripper murders mark an important watershed in the treatment of crime by journalists While not the first serial killer, Jack the Ripper’s case was the first to create a worldwide media frenzy.

Tax reforms in the 1850s had enabled the publication of inexpensive newspapers with wider circulation. These mushroomed later in the Victorian era to include mass-circulation newspapers as cheap as a halfpenny, along with popular magazines such as The Illustrated Police News, which made the Ripper the beneficiary of previously unparalleled publicity.

The first victim:
Prostitute Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer “Jack the Ripper,” is found murdered and mutilated in Whitechapel’s Buck’s Row on August 31st 1888. The East End of London saw four more victims of the murderer during the next few months, but no suspect was ever found.

The second victim: Anne Chapman:

Annie Chapman led a somewhat nomadic existence around Spitalfields. Dorset Street. She was 45 years old, a short plump, ashen-faced consumptive who for four or so months prior to her death had been living at Crossingham’s lodging house at number 35 Dorset Street where she paid eight pence a night for a double bed.

She appears to have enjoyed a cordial relationship with the other tenants and the deputy keeper, Timothy Donovan, remembered her as being an inoffensive soul whose main weakness was a fondness for drink.

Like many of the women in the area Annie supplemented the meager income she obtained from crochet work and making and selling artificial flowers with prostitution.

She had two regular clients, one known as Harry the Hawker, and the other a man named Ted Stanley, a supposed retired soldier who was known to her fellow lodgers as “the Pensioner.” As it later transpired, Stanley was neither a retired soldier nor a pensioner, but was in fact a bricklayer’s labourer who lived at number 1 Osborn Place, Whitechapel.

The media frenzy ups the anti.:

After the murder of Nichols in early September, the Manchester Guardian reported that: “Whatever information may be in the possession of the police they deem it necessary to keep secret … It is believed their attention is particularly directed to … a notorious character known as ‘Leather Apron’.” Journalists were frustrated by the unwillingness of the CID to reveal details of their investigation to the public, and so resorted to writing reports of questionable veracity. Imaginative descriptions of “Leather Apron” appeared in the press, but rival journalists dismissed these as “a mythical outgrowth of the reporter’s fancy”. John Pizer, a local Jewish worker who made footwear from leather, was known by the name “Leather Apron” and was arrested, even though the investigating inspector reported that “at present there is no evidence whatsoever against him”. He was soon released after the confirmation of his alibis.Business was brisk for the newsboys. Newspapers could not keep up with the public demand for these “gruesome murders” And then, the letters started arriving at police stations and newspapers, in a way similar to the notorious “Zodiac killer” 85 years later.

Missives from hell……

After the publication of the “Dear Boss” letter, “Jack the Ripper” supplanted “Leather Apron” as the name adopted by the press and public to describe the killer. The name “Jack” was already used to describe another fabled London attacker: “Spring-heeled Jack”, who supposedly leapt over walls to strike at his victims and escape as quickly as he came. were any of these letter’s actually from the so called “Ripper”?

What if the only true ripper murders were the first two victims? Here is presented a theory that promises not to clear up the mystery, but probably deepen it.

Could the media have been behind the “Double Event murders and the final murder?

After the first two murders, London papers enjoyed a huge bonus in readership, so much so that many were selling out of their papers in such a degree that they were now doubling and tripling their printings, and finding 100 times the readership. Horror Journalism was born! The adage,” if it bleeds, it leads, comes from the Ripper murders and the sensationalism surrounding the publics unending appetite for shock.News boys on every corner shouted “Orrible murder” and newpapers sold 400 times faster than in any time previously. Editors became right seemingly overnight.

The only thing more valuable than human life is profit


I have just read a most impressive book on the press in London during this period. The author is Paul Begg.Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown and Victorian journalists had little experience reporting serial murders and sex crimes. This engrossing book examines how fifteen London newspapers – dailies and weeklies, highbrow and lowbrow – presented the Ripper news, in the process revealing much about the social, political, and sexual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role of journalists in reinforcing social norms.
L. Perry Curtis surveys the mass newspaper culture of the era, delving into the nature of sensationalism and the conventions of domestic murder news. Analyzing the fifteen newspapers – several of which emanated from the East End, where the murders took place – he shows how journalists played on the fears of readers about law and order by dwelling on lethal violence rather than sex, offering gruesome details about knife injuries but often withholding some of the more intimate details of the pelvic mutilations. He also considers how the Ripper news affected public perceptions of social conditions in Whitechapel, the toughest part of the city.

If we look at the explosion of press that happened after the first two murders,, could it be possible to assume that a newspaper, wanting to continue keeping it’s readers in horror, had given instructions to one or more people to “commit some carnage in the East End” therefore tightening the grip of fear on Londoners and making a windfall at the same time? If the “double event” was staged by two “guns for hire” paid by a newspaper, it could explain the inflammatory note written on a wall blaming “Juwes”, a note that was washed off by police because they feared it could lead to civil unrest. There were a sizable portion of Whitechapel’s population that were immigrant escaping from the pogroms of Russia,so police were fearful that tensions would boil over.

Is it possible that even this note, written above a bloodtstained article of clothing from one of the victims, was an attempt by a newspaper to incite further fear and sell more papers? It is not out of the realm of possibility to assume such scenario’s, since we know that is exactly what Hearst did when his sensationalistic “Yellow” journalism led to the Spanish American war of 1898. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword. Would a psychopath also be intent upon writing such a note on a wall? It seems… if the author was really hoping to cause some type of public backlash….Could the offending missive have been written by a member of the London media?

Selling the news…

We must always ask, who profited from the Ripper murders? Examining the slew of letters to the press and police, which may have all been fraudulent, I would kindly suggest that a Victorian newspaper editor or editors might be given the same scrutiny as other ripper suspects. perhaps 15 papers witnessed a good 1000% profit during the Ripper panic.They had motive, opportunity and method, and “staging events” or to put it in popular rhetoric “False Flagging” would not be beyond the morals of some of these sordid publications. If this theory is to be tested, I leave it at the hands of the “Ripperologists” The first place to look is to see if any criminal history exists with any journalists/editors of the era.And then..

Follow the money…..



Thomas Schoenberger

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Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in 322, Art History, Creative people, Creativity, Free Will, History, Humor, Mysteries, Privacy, speech | 0 comments

Want to see a conspiracy theorist? Look in the Mirror

Benjamin Franklin

A conspiracy theory purports to explain a social, political or economic event as being caused or covered up by a covert group or organization. On April 15th 2013, Conspiracy theories went viral on the internet, alleging that the Boston bombings were a ‘false flag’, an event hoaxed on the unsuspecting public with the aim of fooling the American public into allowing Big Government to leave the people unarmed and therefore unable to defend themselves against tyranny.

This notion is not a new one to the American people, nor is it foreign to humankind. I propose that most human interaction involves conspiracy. When a woman wears lipstick, is she not conspiring to simulate estrus in order to appear attractive? Is not the Hair Club for Men a conspiracy by the male species to fool strangers into believing male pattern baldness avoided you? Would Ben Franklin be a member of Hair Club for Men? I do not doubt it. Ben was a master conspirator, and is beloved by the American public because of his ability to outwit the British.

Anytime Anderson Cooper speaks out against bullying cases, he is a conspiracy theorist because he postulates that multiple antagonists actively sought to harass a certain person. And military history is replete with disinformation, false flags, strategies and tactics meant to fool the enemy. Anytime any group of people wage war on another, you will find conspiracy. As far as the media, they are masters of conspiracy. Anderson’s “keeping them honest” segments are a conspiracy by CNN content providers to make us believe that CNN has the monopoly on integrity. Same goes for Fox with their ‘Fair and Balanced’ motto. Same as Alex Jones and Piers Morgan, having a verbal slugfest on national news some months back. Piers sees a conspiracy of gun crazy Americans and Alex sees an evil Government out to enslave us. I am, like most of us, a spectator. I am neither a Republican or Democrat and I have the same low opinion of politics as the next person…Its almost like we have a conspiracy as a nation to hold our elected leaders in low regard. We, the American Public, are quickly becoming tired and suspicious of mainstream media. I guess we all better get the CT branding irons out and offer up our foreheads…….

Have you ever felt like your parents were “ganging up on you”? Well, look in the mirror. You will see a conspiracy theorist staring back at you, unless, of course you are a vampire and therefore have no reflection. In that case, beware of conspiracy theorists bearing torches and pitchforks.

Locust 2

And now the moral of the story. We are all conspiracy theorists, everyone of us. So is the Government. So is the media. So are the banks. We are all conspirators, as well. Every secret society, every sister whispering in another’s ear, every parent who conspires to hide the ugly truth from the ears of their children, too tender in age to process sex or violence, are conspirators . Every party we throw, ever secret we tell, every meeting we take, its all conspiracy…. Conspiracy defines us. Our nation was borne of conspiracy. Did not Paul Revere conspire to alert Boston that the British were coming? Does not every parent “conspire” to lie to their children when they propose the reality of Santa Claus? Isn’t every fiction writer on earth conspiring to teleport its readers’ minds to another realm? Name a behavior between two people that is not a conspiracy. Calling someone a conspiracy theorist is pretty redundant….

On another April 15th, back in 1865, the shaken and angry leaders of our Government sat around a bed too small for the gaunt figure sprawled across it. That dying figure was Abraham Lincoln and in the coming days, the Government denounced the “Conspiracy of Evil men” who had plotted his assassination.

In fact, the FOUNDING FATHERS put forth the unpopular conspiracy theory that England planned to raise taxes, leave the people poorer and keep them in the dark about their long term nefarious goals. The Founding Fathers were proven correct and were the Government of Lincoln’s. So before you write someone off for their conspiracy theories, perhaps you should glean that humanity, every nation and ever age has been inspired, changed and furthered by conspiracy theories.

Labels should not imprison us. In the end, all of us come from a long line of conspiracy theorists. Please tell nobody you read this blog……………..

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Thomas Schoenberger Blogs on Sifting Sands

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Art History, Biblical prophecy, Creativity, History, Thomas Schoenberger | 0 comments


Civ Grains of SandWe are in a time of shifting sands. every compass we trusted seems to be acting wildly and without any metric. But these are the times that we , as humans, can overcome our challenges and better each other. So, be one with the sand……Speaking of finding things in the sand, this just in from Science Report:

Sea of Galilee find puzzles archeologists: April 11th 2013

A mysterious stone structure has been discovered beneath the waters of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Weighing an estimated 60,000 tons, the human-made monument has puzzled archaeologists as to its purpose.
The structure was first found during the summer of 2003, when it was detected during a sonar survey of the southwest portion of the sea. Divers then investigated the location, taking note of how large the pile of stones was and what the construction pattern was like.
“Close inspection by scuba diving revealed that the structure is made of basalt boulders up to one meter long with no apparent construction pattern,” write the researchers in their journal article. “The boulders have natural faces with no signs of cutting or chiseling. Similarly, we did not find any sign of arrangement or walls that delineate this structure.”

More than likely, the massive human-constructed pile of stones is a cairn, which is a pile of stones used to mark stone-age burial sites. The rocks were hauled to the site over land and placed near the Sea of Galilee. Eventually, the water rose and submerged the structure.
Exactly what this cairn was used for and why it was built is still a mystery, though. Currently, researchers are trying to find associated artifacts to determine the structure’s date and purpose. However, the scientists do have some theories about when it was built.
Yitzhak Paz, a researcher at the Israel Antiquities Authority, believes that the cairn could date back more than 4,000 years, according to LiveScience.
“The more logical possibility is that it belongs to the third millennium B.C., because there are other megalithic phenomena [from that time] that are found close by,” said Paz in an interview with LiveScience.
In particular, the monumental site of Khirbet Beteiha can be found about 20 miles north-east of the structure within the Sea of Galilee. Created from three concentric stone circles, it’s dated to the Early Bronze Age and is one of the largest sites in the region.
More research needs to be conducted before any conclusions are drawn. However, the site does present a new opportunity for researchers to understand the ancient history of the region, and possibly unearth artifacts from a distant time.

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