Sunday, October 23, 2005

Red Spectral Skywalker news bulletins, i.e. truly Wyrd news


China to buy the moon
From: Agence France-Presse From correspondents in Beijing
October 21, 2005

A COMPANY has set up operations in China to sell land on the moon
for 289 yuan ($45) an acre, cashing in on renewed interest in space
travel after the successful five-day voyage of Shenzhou VI.

(This seems possibly the inner meaning of today's cyber-Tarot, the 3 of Pentacles?) ;-P

The so-called Lunar Embassy, touted as the first extraterrestrial estate agency, has started operations in Beijing, the China Daily reported. It will issue customers a "certificate" that ensures property ownership, including rights to use the land and minerals up to three kilometres underground, said Li Jie, agent for the company in China.

"We define it as a kind of novelty gift with the potential of unlimited increase in value," said Mr Li.

Lunar Embassy was set up by American entrepreneur Dennis Hope in 1980, 11 years after the Apollo II mission first landed people on the moon.

Mr Hope believes a loophole in the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty makes his property sales legitimate. The agreement forbids governments from owning extraterrestrial property but fails to mention corporations or individuals.

Mr Hope said he has 3.5 million customers, including politicians and movie stars, who had purchased land on the moon. The report said China is the eighth country to have a Lunar Embassy after the United States, Germany, Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Mr Li said he had received more than 400 telephone orders from Chinese in the past few days.

The company could run into problems in China, though, with the Chaoyang District branch of Beijing's Administration for Industry and Commerce launching an investigation.

The Beijing News cited Chaoyang bureau staff as saying sale of land on the moon was not listed as the company's business when it was registered.

Shenzhou VI, China's second manned space flight, successfully
returned to earth on Monday. It carried astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng around the globe for five days, sparking patriotic celebrations across the country.

Subject: News item: The Chaos Cloud

Published on: 09/12/2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Scared-stiff astronomers have detected a mysterious mass they've dubbed a "chaos cloud" that dissolves everything in its path, including comets, asteroids, planets and entire stars - and it's headed directly toward Earth!

Discovered April 6 by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the swirling, 10 million-mile- wide cosmic dust cloud has been likened to an "acid nebula" and is hurtling toward us at close to the speed of light - making its estimated time of arrival 9:15 a.m. EDT on June 1, 2014.

"The good news is that this finding confirms several cutting- edge ideas in theoretical physics," announced Dr. Albert Sherwinski, a Cambridge based astrophysicist with close ties to NASA.

"The bad news is that the total annihilation of our solar system is imminent."

Experts believe the chaos cloud is composed of particles spawned near the event horizon of a black hole (a form of what's called Hawking Radiation) that have been distorted by mangled information spewed from the hole.

"A super-massive black hole lies about 28,000 light-years from Earth at the center of our galaxy," explained Dr. Sherwinski.

"Last year the eminent physicist Stephen Hawking revised his theory of black holes - which previously held that nothing could escape the hole's powerful gravitational field. He demonstrated that information about objects that have been sucked in can be emitted in mangled form.

"It now appears that mangled information can distort matter.

"Just imagine our galaxy the Milky Way as a beautiful, handwritten letter.

"Now imagine pouring a glass of water on the paper and watching the words dissolve as the stain spreads. That's what the chaos cloud does to every star or planet it encounters."

To avoid widespread panic, NASA has declined to make the alarming discovery public. But Dr. Sherwinski's contacts at the agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory leaked to him striking images of the newly discovered chaos cloud obliterating a large asteroid.

"It's like watching a helpless hog being dissolved in a vat of acid," one NASA scientist told Dr. Sherwinski.

Ordinarily, Hawkings Radiation is harmless.

"It's produced when an electron- positron pair are at the event horizon of a black hole," Dr. Sherwinski explained. "The intense curvature of space-time of the hole can cause the positron to fall in, while the electron escapes."

But when "infected" by mangled information from the black hole, the particles become a chaos cloud, which in turn mangles everything it touches.

"If it continues unchecked, the chaos cloud will eventually reduce our galaxy to the state of absolute chaos that existed before the birth of the universe," the astrophysicist warned.

Some scientists say mankind's best hope would be to build a "space ark" and hightail it to the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.1 million light-years away.

"We wouldn't be able to save the entire human population, but perhaps the best and the brightest," observed British rocket scientist Dr. David Hall, when asked about the feasibility of such a project.

But even if such a craft could be built in time, evacuating Earth might prove fruitless if theories about the origin of the chaos cloud are correct.

"A black hole at the center of Andromeda is about 15 times the size of the one in our own galaxy," Dr. Sherwinski noted. "It might be like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire."

Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a senior White House official said the president's top science advisors are taking the findings in stride.

"This is a lot like global warming, where the jury is still out on whether it's real or not," said the official.

"The existence of this so called chaos cloud is only a theory. Americans shouldn't panic until all the facts are in."

Ansur's comment: I expect to be begged to join notable others on that space ark headed for the Andromeda Galaxy. I have recently become one of the "best and brightest" since I took up the inspiring mental discipline of "Trans-incidental Medication"- a technique crafted to create delusions of grandeur.

My comments: I want to know who decides who amount to the "best and brightest"... And what seems the point of high-tailing it to Andromeda, anyway, "out of the frying pan into the fire"? Kind of reminds me of Bjorn Erik, in the early days, calling himself "the new Pan, or possibly the frying Pan" (which seemed funny at the time, and, on second thoughts, still does!) lol

Personally I rejoice in this piece of information, because it seems to suggest that the Eschaton Immanentises as we speak? ;-))

And, last, but definitely not least, check out this link
for the Book of Kaos, definitely a Tarot to die for, and also the Tarot as theatrical performance art!! ;-))


Blogger mythosandbios said...

What a relief ... I won't bother cleaning the house ... the universe will do it for me. Gosh .... I feel blessed!

6:50 am  
Blogger asgif666 said...

Exactly...but I gotta blogroll that Book of Kaos Tarot, before I go do morning meditation! At least these posts took so long posting, I got to have a shower myself, waiting for them to load ;-))

7:17 am  

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