Sensational News: Noah’s Ark Not Found (again)

One of the great pleasures of looking at US based news aggregator site Before It’s News is that often liven up a slow day with some totally whacky story. Usual themes are encounters with aliens, fleets of UFOs aka alien Death Stars approaching Earth and the return of the Nephilim.

Where are the Nephilim returning from you might well ask. Stevenage probably, that’s where most members of Fields Of The Nephilim originate from although I didn’t actually know the Goth rockers been away and my son (Brother Bastion) was on the bill at a small rock festival with them a few years ago.

Today however a story that caught my attention was the non discovery of Noah’s Ark. Stories of archaeological discoveries that confirm the literal truth of The Bible often feature, Before It’s News does not vet contribution for sanity, but to make sure they are not libellous and are reasonably well written. Stuck for something to blog and suffering a dip in traffic with no UKIP stories or disappearing Boeing 777s to catch searches I decided to have a look at a “Discovery of Noah’s Ark” story.

Now first of all there was a great flood or inundation, three in fact as the ice cap receded at the end of the last ice age. This is confirmed by evidence from sediment samples. The flood that features in The Rig Veda, The Epic Of Gilgamesh or The Book Of Genisis was the most recent, estimated at between eleven and thirteen thousand years ago. And there we part company with factual stuff.

Here’s the opening of the story that appears in Before Its News.

The Ark of Noah has been found. It’s real. I’ll describe the evidence in some detail and end with the historical and religious implications. In 1959, Turkish army captain Llhan Durupinar discovered an unusual shape while examining aerial photographs of his country. The smooth shape, larger than a football field, stood out from the rough and rocky terrain at an altitude of 6,300 feet near the Turkish border with Iran. [ … ] The first part of the survey was to examine the object and take its measurements. The shape looked like hull of a ship. One end was pointed as you would expect from bow [below: D] and the opposite end was blunt like a stern. The distance from bow to stern was 515 feet, or exactly 300 Egyptian cubits. The average width was 50 cubits. These were the exact measurements mentioned in the Bible.

OK, it looks a bit like a boatNo Ark (Source)

On the starboard side (right) near the stern there were four vertical bulges protruding from the mud [B], at regular intervals, that were determined to be the “ribs” of the hull [see below]. Opposite to these, on the port side, a single rib [A] protrudes from the mud. You can see its curved shape very clearly. Surrounding it are more ribs, still largely buried in the mud, but visible upon close examination.

Remember that this object, if it is the Ark, is extremely old. The wood has been petrified. Organic matter has been replaced by minerals from the earth. Only the shapes and traces of the original wood remain. Perhaps this is why the expedition in 1960 was disappointed. They anticipated finding and retrieving chucks of wood, long since eroded.
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OK, it looks a bit like a boat, but its shape is similar to bronze age tombs found in some parts of Britain and Ireland, or to grain stores in the middle east. And ancient Egypt is full of boat shaped tombs, some wiuth stone boats in which the stiff could make the final journey along the river of time to where the earth meets the sky.

Its surprising how similar beliefs pop up in places that in ancient world terms were separated by vast distances. The northern Celts had a thing about boats and the connection between water and death. While the Norse (who lived where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea as people who remember noggin The Nog will know) built the funeral pyres of dead warriors on longboats and set the body and burning boat adrift on the sea, an older belief system saw warriors and great chieftains being hauled to the top of hills to be closer to the Awen (the oneness) which they likened to a river, believing The Milky Way was its reflection in the sky. From atop a hill it was easy to launch into the eternal stream. Logical, those ancients.

So while there are no good reasons why the ancients would build a boat on top of a six thousand foot mountain to escape a flood, there are plenty of contenders for why they might haul a boat or build a wooden structure up there to honour the dead or make an offering to the gods.

And when you look at those dimensions, yeah its big compared to Viking longboats or Quinqueremes of Nineveh. But big enough for a breeding pair of Elephants, Rhinoceroses, Buffalo, Hippopotomi, Giraffes, Camels, cows, horses and all the other hundreds of species large and small, including fierce predators and creatures that are not fierce and rely on flight for survival, along with fodder for forty days and forty nights? No way.

Which proves that if at first glance you see what you were expecting to see, look again more carefully.

Was The Flooding Of The Somerset Levels Deliberate?

When Chris Smith, former Labour minister and now head of the Environment Agency, arrived on the Somerset Levels, severely affected by flooding for several weeks, few people turned out to welcome him. Was this because the good people of Somerset were so pised off with The Environment Agency, you might well ask. Apparently not, it turns out Smith didn’t let anyone know exactly where he planned to arrive or when.

MP Ian Liddell-Grainger, Conservative – Bridgewater and West Somerset, was furious when he spoke about it to BBC News:

“I will tell him what I bloody well think of him – he should go, he should walk. I’m livid. This little git has never even been on the telephone to me. When I find out where he is, I will give it to him. He has not told the local MPs, the local council or the local press where he is going to be,” stormed Liddell – Granger.

pickles-the-huttDue to the indifference shown by Environment Agency chief Chis Smith, Communities Minister Eric Pickles (above) had to apologise on behalf of government to Somerset Levels residents.

This failure to even contact the constituency MP and local authority officials is typical of the high handed and authoritarian response to this crisis. And it gives us grounds to suspect the whole thing was anticipated and is being used for political reasons, to shore up the discredited attempts to use climate change in order to spread enough fear and panic to soften us up for punitive taxes on carbon based fuels.

Even for the New World Order deniers who cling to a belief that all the recent stormy weather is ‘an act of God’ (in insurance terms) – rather than an act of HAARP – there is one inescapable smoking gun. You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist, because in this case the records of government consultations and EU Directives are a matter of public record, the flooding of the Somerset Levels is largely due to a deliberate run-down of the necessary maintenance to drainage infrastructure which is required for geo-engineered land.

The neglect of river dredging, and other land maintenance work needed for adequate drainage in areas where natural drainage has been disrupted by building, planting of huge concrete rafts as foundations for wind turbines and removal of peat beds for commercial reasons has been carried out in line with EU policy which in turn is part of with UN Agenda 21, a global fascist program designed to move people out of the countryside and into the cities, because of course, people and ancient villages get in the way of modern intensive farming techniques. .

What will happen next? My guess is that the banksters, who hold mortgages and secured loans on most farm land and so get first bite at the cherry will move to buy land in the levels at give away prices when farmers are forced to sell because the land contaminated from overflowing raw sewerage is unuseable for food crops for a number of years. The banksters will then sell on that land on to gas extraction firms for fracking, as the area stands over a huge shale gas field which they’ve been itching to get their hands on.

And now you have read this, it all makes sense doesn’t it? Even the HAARP deniers have to agree that the banksters are known for playing the long game. And it was inevitable that even without assistance from the

High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program

flooding due to freak weather was bound to occur sooner or later.

HAARP note: Though I do not believe all the things HAARP is said to be capable of are realistic (mind control for example – though low frequency emissions can cause depression) weather control technology has been a goal of the US Government Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) since the 1950s

The International Elite’s Contempt For National Sovereignty

Fear and Panic and The Nuclear Flood

Yesterday The Guardian ran this story. UK nuclear sites at risk of flooding, report showsRising sea levels because of climate change. As many as 12 of Britain’s 19 civil nuclear sites are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion because of climate change, according to an unpublished government analysis obtained by the Guardian (read article)

It is part of a long running series They go like this:
The plague is coming, we’re all going to die.
The French are coming, we’re all going to die.
The plague is coming again, we’re all going to die.
The Spanish are coming, we’re all going to die
Typhoid is coming, we’re all going to die.
The Dutch are coming, we’re all going to die
Smallpox is coming, we’re all going to die.
The Scots are coming, we’re all going to die.
The French are coming, we’re all going to die.
Overpopulation is coming, we’re all going to die.
Famine is coming we’re all going to die.
Cholera is coming, we’re all going to die.
The Germans are coming, we’re all going to die.
Spanish flu is coming, we’re all going to die.
The Germans are coming again, we’re all going to die.
The Russians are coming, we’re all going to die.
Asian Flu is coming we’re all going to die.
AIDS is coming, we’re all going to die.
Mad cow disease is coming, we’re all going to die,
Flesh eating bugs are coming, we’re all going to die.
Bird Flu is coming, we’re all going to die.
Climate change is coming, we’re all going to die.
Swine flu is coming, we’re all going to die.

Picture this scene, a lunch meeting beteen a senior civil servant, Rupert, and a newspaper editor named Piers:
The proles are getting unruily Piers, we need a new scare story to brig them to heel.

Be careful, they are getting to know the game, they laughed off the last few. We need something to spread fear and panic to keep the proles in order?

Trouble is, dear boy, they just don’t believe us anymore. Nobody trusts politicians, journalists or academics , what can we do?

How about this (he leans across the table and whispers.) That one hasn’t been done for about 10,000 years.

Rupert: By Jove Piers, I think you’ve got it. Let’s run with it.

The next day Piers’ newspaper led on the headline,

“The flood is coming, we’re all going to die.”

Austrailia suffers floods, a plague of crocodiles and an even worse catastrophy

News from Austrialia for global warming watchers, wannabe crocodile wrestlers and drinkers.

Severe floods in Queensland has washed saltwater crocodiles out of swollen rivers and into urban areas, where one 13ft “saltie” has been stalking residents and dogs.

Sounds like they need to call up a few ninja turtles.

The crocodile was spotted in the main street of Normanton, on Queensland’s north-west coast, which has been cut off by flood waters for four weeks. The disruption to transport means the residents of Normanton are bracing themselves for a fate worse than death. If links to the outside world are not restored soon the beer will run out.

“We can put up with a lot of drama, no fruit and veggies, but nobody wants a pub with no beer, Donna Smith, manager of the Albion Hotel, told the Courier-Mail newspaper.

(Hear the song A Pub With No Beer by Slim Dusty by following the link on the title to Not Bob’s blog )

Wasn’t there a song about that once? Nice to know though, amid all this kerfuffle about racist gollywogs, anti – social snow and the collapse of the global economy Austrialians still understand what the real priorities are.

Flood Forecaster?

The Environmet Agency has a brand new toy. Yesterday the Environment Minister Hilary Benn opened a new flood forecasting centre which will be responsible for providing advance warnings of catastrophic floods such as those of summer, 2007.

This is good news for people who live on flood plains and are regularly flooded out of their homes.

Declaring the new centre open Mr Benn said “in a flood situation, preparation and speed of response are crucial.”

That being the case it is difficult to see what use a government agency could be but hey ho, (the wind and the rain.)

We would like to tell you where the new flood centre is so for a Christmas jolly you could go along and have a look. Unfortunately the department are being rather coy about its location.

You don’t think they’ve built it on a flood plain do you?

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