30.09.2008

Baba Vanga


Vanga (Bulgarian: Ванга) (3 October 191111 August 1996), born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova (Вангелия Пандева Димитрова), after marriage Vangelia GushterovaВангелия Гущерова) was a (Bulgarian alleged clairvoyant who spent most of her life in the Rupite area in the Kozhuh mountains, Bulgaria. She convinced many followers that she possessed paranormal abilities.

Biography

Vanga was born in Strumica (today in Republic of Macedonia), and after 1942 lived in Petrich (Bulgaria). Her birth was a premature one and the baby had been suffering from some health complications. In accordance with local tradition, the baby was not given a name until it was likely to survive. After the baby's first cry-out, a midwife went out in the street and asked a stranger for a name. The stranger proposed Andromaha, but it was not accepted for being "too Greek", so the second stranger's proposal, Vangelia (Greek: Βαγγελία, short for Ευαγγελία, "herald of the blessed word"), was accepted — also a Greek name, but popular in the region.

In her childhood, Vangelia was an ordinary girl. Her father was conscripted into the Bulgarian Army during World War I, and her mother died when Vanga was quite young. The girl depended on the neighbors for a long time. Vanga was smart, with blue eyes and blond hair. Her inclinations started to show up when she herself thought out games and loved playing "healing" – she prescribed some herbs to her friends, who pretended to be ill. Her father, being a widower, eventually married a good woman, thus providing a stepmother to his daughter.

A turning point in the biography of Vanga is a story about a storm which lifted Vanga up and threw her in the field (this claim has not been verified with meteorological records or other accounts from that time). She was found after a long search. She was very frightened, and her eyes were covered with sand and dust, so she couldn't open them because of the pain. No healing gave results. There was money only for partial operation, so her eyesight was failing.

In 1925 Vanga was brought to a Blind House in the city of Zemun(Then in Croatia, now in Vojvodina,Serbia) Serbia, where she spent three years, and was taught to read Braille, play the piano, as well as do knitting, cooking, and cleaning. After the death of her stepmother she had to go back home, in order to take care of her little siblings. Her family was very poor, and she had to work all day.

In 1939 Vanga caught pleurisy, although she had been quite healthy in the previous years. The doctor's opinion was that she would soon die but she recovered quickly.

During World War II Vanga attracted more believers — a number of people visiting her, hoping to get a hint about whether their relatives are alive, or seeking for the place where they died. On 8 April 1942 the Bulgarian king Boris III visited her.

On 10 May 1942 Vanga married Dimitar Gushterov, a man from a village near Petrich, who had come asking for the killers of his brother, but had to promise her not to seek revenge. Shortly before marriage, Dimitar and Vanga moved to Petrich, where she soon became well-known. Dimitar was later conscripted and had to spend some time in Greece. He got another illness in 1947, fell into alcoholism, and eventually died on 1 April 1962.

Vanga died on 11 August 1996. Her funeral attracted large crowds, including many dignitaries.

Fulfilling Vanga's last will and testament, her Petrich house was turned into a museum, which opened its doors on 5 May 2008.


Philosophy and Predictions

Vanga was illiterate or semi-literate and she did not write herself any books. Her speech was difficult to distinguish and she spoke a heavy dialect (recent TV recordings used subtitles for the Bulgarian audience). What she said or allegedly said has been captured by staff members. Later numerous esoteric books on Vanga's life and predictions were written.

Vanga claimed that her alleged extraordinary abilities had something to do with the presence of invisible creatures, but she couldn't clearly explain their origin. She was saying, that those creatures were giving her information about people, which she could not transmit to them, because, distance and time didn't matter. According to Vanga, the life of everyone standing in front of her, was like a film to her, from birth till death. But changing "what was written on the generation" was beyond her power.

Apart from prophesying, Vanga was believed to be a healer, but only through herbal medicines. According to her, people had to heal themselves only with herbs from the country they live in. She prescribed washing with an infusion of herbs and spices, claiming some beneficial effect on the skin. Vanga did not oppose mainstream medicine, although she thought that taking too much medicines is bad, because "they close the doors, through which nature restores the balance in the body with herbs".

Vanga attempted prophesies of newborn or unborn children. She claimed that she was "seeing" and "talking" to people, who had died hundreds of years ago. Vanga talked about the future, although she did not like to. In her words, in 200 years man will make contact with brothers in mind from other worlds. She said that many aliens have been living on the earth for years. They came from the planet, which in their language is called Vamfim, and is the third planet from the Earth.

Followers of Vanga believe that she knew the precise date of her own death, and shortly before that she had said that a 10-year-old blind girl living in France was to inherit her gift, and that people would soon hear about her.

Controversy

Vanga was widely known to be close to the government of Todor Zhivkov and, on several occasions, she appeared on public TV with him and other high officials of the Communist Party. It has been alleged that Vanga used data gathered by the secret services to win the trust of her visitors.

Skeptics accuse her of speaking too ambiguously — any cryptic thought can apply to a future historical event, sooner or later.

Vanga is known to have been rude to people whom she considered bad and sinful. The guilty person's deeds were usually exposed by her in detail before she sent him or her away.

Believers think that sometimes Vanga intentionally hides information, especially bad news, from people whom it concerns. This is attributed to her philantropy, and is confirmed by her relatives to have caused her discomfort after the visitor goes out. Vanga said that she is not allowed to reveal certain facts to anybody

Predictions

2010 - World War III. War will begin in November 2010 and end in October 2014. Will begin as usual, then nuclear will be used initially, and then chemical weapons.

2011 - As a result of the fallout of nuclear fallout in the northern hemisphere will not be any animals or vegetation. Then Muslims will wage war against chemical surviving Europeans.

2014 - Most people will suffer skin cancer and other skin diseases (a consequence of chemical warfare).

2016 - Europe almost lonely (empty).

2018 - New China becomes a world power. Developing countries in turn operated from exploiters.

2023 - A little bit of change in the Earth’s orbit.

2025 - Europe still little settled.

2028 - Creating a new energy source (probably a controlled thermonuclear reaction). Hunger is gradually being overcome. Launched a manned spacecraft to Venus.

2033 - The polar ice are melting. Greater levels of the oceans.

2043 - The world economy is thriving. In Europe, Muslims rule.

2046 - any bodies (organs) can be manufactured (cloning?). Replacing the bodies is becoming one of the best methods of treatment.

2066 - During the attack on the Muslim Rome, the United States used a new kind of weapon - the climate. The sharp cooling (instant freezing).

2076 - Classless Society (communism).

2084 - The restoration of nature.

2088 - A new disease - aging for a few seconds!

2097 - The rapid aging defeated.

2100 - Artificial sun illuminates the dark side of the Earth.

2111 - People become living robots.

2123 - The war between small nations. Big nations do not intervene.

2125 - Hungary will receive signals from space.

2130 - Colony under water (with the help of sympathetic councils).

2164 - Animals turn half-human.

2167 - A new religion.

2170 - Major drought.

2183 - A colony on Mars becomes a nuclear power, and demands independence from the Earth (like when - the United States from England).

2187 - Will stop 2 large eruption of volcanoes.

2195 - Sea Colony fully developed, abundant energy and food.

2196 - Complete mixing of Asians and Europeans.

2201 - At the Sun slowing thermonuclear processes. Temperature drops.

2221 - In the search for extraterrestrial life, humanity comes into contact with what - something terrible.

2256 - Spacecraft forgotten to Earth terrible new disease.

2262 - Planets gradually changing planetary orbit. Mars is threatened by comets.

2271 - Restart physical constants are changed. (Laws of physics changed?)

2273 - Mixing yellow, white and black races. New race.

2279 - Power from nothing (probably from a vacuum or a black hole).

2288 - Travel back in time (Time Travel invented?). New contacts with aliens.

2291 - The sun cools. Attempts were being made to light it again.

2296 - Powerful eruption on the Sun. Changing the force of gravity. Beginning to fall old space stations and satellites.

2299 - In France, guerrilla movement against Islam.

2302 - New important laws and secrets of the universe revealed.

2304 - Secrets of the Moon revealed.

2341 - Something terrible is approaching Earth from space.

2354 - An accident in one of the artificial Sun leads to drought.

2371 - The great famine.

2378 - A new fast-growing race.

2480 - 2 artificial Suns collide. Land in the twilight.

3005 -The war on Mars. Violated the trajectory of the planet.

3010 - Comet hits Moon. Around the Earth - ring/zone of the stones and dust.

3797 - By this time on Earth killed all life, but mankind will be able to lay the foundations for a new life in another stellar system.

3803 - A new planet is populated by little. Fewer contacts between people. Climate new planet affects the organisms of people - they mutate.

3805 - The war between humans for resources. More than half of people dying out.

3815 - The war is over.

3854 - The development of civilization virtually stops. People live flocks as beasts.

3871 - New prophet tells people about moral values, religion.

3874 - New prophet receives support from all segments of the population. Organized a new church.

3878 - along with the Church to re-train new people forgotten sciences.

4302 - New cities are growing in the world. New Church encourages the development of new technology and science.

4302 - The development of science. Scientists discovered in the overall impact of all diseases in organism behavior.

4304 - Found a way to win any disease.

4308 - Due to mutation people at last beginning to use their brains more than 34%. Completely lost the notion of evil and hatred.

4509 - Getting to Know God. The man has finally been reached such a level of development that can communicate with God.

4599 - People achieve immortality.

4674 - The development of civilization has reached its peak. The number of people living on different planets is about 340 billion. Assimilation begins with aliens.

5076 - A boundary universe. With it, no one knows.

5078 - The decision to leave the boundaries of the universe. While about 40 percent of the population is against it.

5079 - End of the World.

29.09.2008

Shamanism


Shamanism is a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world. A practitioner of shamanism is known as a shaman. There are many variations of shamanism throughout the world; following are beliefs shared by all forms of shamanism:

  • Spirits exist and they play important roles both in individual lives and in human society.
  • The shaman can communicate with the spirit world.
  • Spirits can be good or evil.
  • The shaman can treat sickness caused by evil spirits.
  • The shaman can employ trance inducing techniques to incite visionary ecstacy.
  • The shaman's spirit can leave the body to enter the supernatural world to search for answers.
  • The shaman evokes animal images as spirit guides, omens, and message-bearers.

Shamanism is based on the premise that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits which affect the lives of the living. In contrast to organized religions like animism or animatism which are lead by priests and which all members of a society practice, shamanism requires individualized knowledge and special abilities. Shaman operate outside established religions, and, traditionally, they operate alone. Shaman can gather into associations, as Indian tantric practitioners have done.

19.09.2008

Sunsei SE-24000 Solar 400-Watt 16.5-Volt Charger


A perfect match for back-up power in cabins, cottages, RVs and boats, the Sunsei Solar 400-watt 16-1/2-volt charger provides reliable, renewable energy as an alternative to noisy and expensive diesel, propane and gas generators. Giving power all year round when exposed to daylight, this solar charger produces 400 watts of high-efficiency polycrystalline charges for multiple batteries at once. With an aerodynamic design, it's specially engineered to reduce drag and withstand high vibration on mobile applications, and allows multiple panels to be connected in seconds without tools or rewiring. An integrated blinking indicator lets you know your panel is charging. This solar charger comes with a limited 2-year warranty.

Technical Details

  • 400-watt 16-1/2-volt charger provides renewable alternative to noisy diesel,propane and gas generators
  • Ideal for back-up power in cabins, cottages, RVs and boats
  • Produces 400 watts of high-efficiency polycrystalline charges for multiple batteries at once
  • Includes 3 crystalline solar panels, 3 10-foot 12-gauge power cables, connector wires, 36 mounting brackets, and 2 Sunsei expansion kits
  • 2-year limited warranty

18.09.2008

New Planet Discovered



Image above:
These time-lapse images of a newfound planet in our solar system, called 2003UB313, were taken on Oct. 21, 2003, using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif. The planet, circled in white, is seen moving across a field of stars. The three images were taken about 90 minutes apart.

Scientists did not discover that the object in these pictures was a planet until Jan. 8, 2005. Image credit: Samuel Oschin Telescope, Palomar Observatory


Image above: This artist's concept shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet, which is yet to be formally named, is at least as big as Pluto and about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto. It is very cold and dark. The planet was discovered by the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2005. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

14.09.2008

Bandırma'da RO - RO Gemisi Battı : 1 Ölü


01:15 70 KİŞİ KURTARILDI
Denizcilik Müsteşarlığı Deniz Ulaştırması Genel Müdürü Özkan Poyraz, Bandırma Limanı'ndan ayrıldıktan kısa süre sonra batan Ro-Ro gemisinde bulunanlardan şu ana kadar 70 kişinin kurtarıldığını bildirdi.

Poyraz, AA muhabirine yaptığı açıklamada, 28 mürettebatıyla Bandırma Limanı'ndan Ambarlı Limanına gitmek üzere hareket eden Orion Asya İstanbul Shipping'e ait Hayat N isimli 118 metre boyundaki Ro-Ro gemisinin, liman ağzında battığını belirtti.

Gemide 73 tır bulunduğunu, araç sahipleri ve mürettebatla birlikte gemide 101 kişinin bulunduğunu tahmin ettiklerini kaydeden Poyraz, bölgede iki sahil güvenlik botu ve 4 römorkör ile balıkçı gemilerinin kurtarma çalışmaları yaptığı ifade etti. Poyraz, şu ana kadar 70 kişinin denizden kurtarıldığını bildirdi.

01:05 Bandırma Kaymakamı Salih Keser, Bandırma Limanı'ndan ayrıldıktan kısa süre sonra batan İstanbul Lines isimli Ro-Ro gemisinden 1 ölü, 13 yaralının çıkarıldığını bildirdi.

Keser, AA muhabirine yaptığı açıklamada, mürettebatın tamamının kurtulduğunu, gemide bulunan 150'ye yakın yolcunun büyük bölümünün ise Sahil Güvenlik ve Bandırma Liman İşletme Müdürlüğüne bağlı ekipler tarafından kurtarıldığını belirtti.

Arama ve kurtarma çalışmalarının sürdüğünü ifade eden Keser, ''Şu ana kadar 1 ölü, 13 yaralımız var. Yaralılardan 10'u Güven Karahan Devlet Hastanesinde, 2'si de Kapıdağ Devlet Hastanesinde tedavi altına alındı'' dedi.

Geminin kaptanı Mithat Altın'ın verdiği bilgiye göre, gemide 150'ye yakın yolcu, 73 kamyon, 2 de otomobil bulunuyordu.

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Bandırma'dan İstanbul'a araç taşıyan bir ro-ro gemisinin Bandırma Limanı'ndan ayrıldıktan kısa süre sonra battığı bildirildi.

Balıkesir Valisi Selahattin Hatipoğlu, AA muhabirine yaptığı açıklamada, bir ro-ro gemisinin Bandırma'dan ayrıldıktan sonra battığı belirtti. Gemideki bazı yolcuların kurtarıldığını kaydeden Hatipoğlu, gemi içinde halen yolcular bulunduğunu söyledi.

Hatipoğlu, Balıkesir'den sivil savunma ekipleri ile dalgıçların olay yerine sevkedildiğini ifade etti.

Resmi olmayan açıklamaya göre 4 kişinin öldüğü belirtildi.

150'E YAKIN YOLCU VAR
Bandırma Kaymakamı Salih Keser, Bandırma Limanı'ndan ayrıldıktan kısa süre sonra batan İstanbul Lines isimli Ro-Ro gemisinde 150'ye yakın yolcu olduğunun söylendiğini, mürettebatın tamamının kurtulduğunu, ancak yolcularla ilgili henüz bilgi ulaşmadığını bildirdi.

Keser, AA muhabirine yaptığı açıklamada, geminin kaptanı Mithat Altın'ın verdiği bilgiye göre gemide 150'ye yakın yolcu bulunduğunu kaydetti. Altın'ın, geminin, ''yük kaymasından batmış olabileceğini'' aktardığını bildiren Keser, kaptanın beyanına göre gemide 73 kamyon, 2 de otomobil bulunduğunu söyledi.

Keser, mürettabatın tamamının kurtulduğunu belirtti.

AA

12.09.2008

CERN - BIG BANG




First beam in the LHC - accelerating science


Geneva, 10 September 2008. The first beam in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN1 was successfully steered around the full 27 kilometres of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at 10h28 this morning. This historic event marks a key moment in the transition from over two decades of preparation to a new era of scientific discovery.

“It’s a fantastic moment,” said LHC project leader Lyn Evans, “we can now look forward to a new era of understanding about the origins and evolution of the universe.”

10.09.2008

Enigma - Seven Lives Many Faces ( New Album)

Seven Lives Many Faces Lyrics

(Chill, chill, chill...)

Traces, many faces
Lost in the maze of time
Blinded by the darkness

> That's the start of the seven lives

(Chill, chill...)

It's too close, but still too far
Follow your inner guide,
Show us who you are, are, are
In these seven lives


(Take it easy - x3)
Follow your inner guide
Show me who you are
In these seven lives)

It's too close, but still too far
Show me who you are
In these seven lives
Close but still too far
Show me who you are
in these seven lives.


Track Listings

Disc: 1
1. Encounters
2. Seven Lives
3. Touchness
4. The Same Parents
5. Fata Morgana
6. Hell's Heaven
7. La Puerta Del Cielo
8. Distorted Love
9. Je T'aime Till My Dying Day
10. Déjà vu
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Superficial
2. We are Nature
3. Downtown Silence
4. Sunrise
5. The Language of Sound (slow edit)


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