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#1 MrChips

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 04:10 PM

IGNATIUS DONNELLY, PRINCE OF CRANKS
 
HOW A NINETEENTH-CENTURY MINNESOTAN’S CATASTROPHIC IMAGINATION PREDICTED THE INTERNET, CHEMICAL WARFARE, AND DEMON AIRSHIPS
 
Certain figures in American history have become archetypes of national character: Emerson’s American Scholar, Benjamin Franklin’s Self-Made Man, Jonathan Edwards’s Hellfire Preacher, P. T. Barnum’s Huckster. Donnelly represents the paranoiac streak in the country, the Conspiracy Theorist, the Buff of Secret Theories that Explain Everything. Donnelly was probably the greatest crackpot that ever lived, a precursor to Philip K. Dick’s “Crap Artist” and Thomas Pynchon’s paranoid heroes. His enthusiasms, though seemingly endless, all seemed to focus on one theme: the idea that hidden meanings exists beyond the obvious level of everyday phenomena, secret arrangements that lie waiting for the attuned mind to discover.
 
 

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#2 Forster Woods

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:02 PM

Cool! A conspiracy theorist from the past. Does this make Jules Verne a critical thinker too? 
 
This only goes to show how creative science fiction from the past involved a sense of imaginative thinking. The good stuff is always a portent for real things to come. How technology is actually used is another thing altogether.

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:44 PM

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:53 PM

Freemasonry's Animal House 
 
Documentary about the Royal Order of Jesters, an invitation only Order of Shriners. Features hundreds of examples of Jester artwork from dozens of Courts over decades, plus news articles detailing a forgotten but major debacle from 25 years ago, as well as a host of other topics, including a segment on SOBIB.
 
Using extensive documentation, the film asks the question: Why does a "gentlemen's club" reside at the heart of American Freemasonry?
 
 
 
 
The Shriners' Dirty Little Secret
 
There is a bigger problem, however, that the Shriners should address. It is one that leaders will never acknowledge and one that members will never be allowed to discuss and that is the Shriners secret sub-group, the Royal Order of Jesters and their prostitution/sex crime scandals.
 
On the link below is a list of 35 Jester related articles, beginning with "Jesters Exposed," the first article ever written about the ROJ. It was published on February 15, 2008 and was mostly about nonprofit tax technicalities and how the nonprofit group's leaders ordered that the internet be scrubbed of ROJ information to "minimize to the extent possible, our public exposure or its access to Jesters information" because it had been alleged that their weekend meetings were nothing more than prostitution parties where they drank and played high stakes poker.
 
A few days after that, I learned about how 19 Jesters were named on a witness list for the defense in a defamation action between two fishing tour operators who took groups to fish the Amazon in Brazil. "'Jesters' To Testify about Illegal Drugs, Child Prostitution?" was published about three weeks later, on March 6, 2008, and reported how these Jesters were expected to testify about "their first hand knowledge of prostitution, minor prostitution, use of illegal drugs and/or the alleged illegal entry of one of the tour operators into Indian reservations by the plaintiff and his customers."
 
 
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:11 AM

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:49 AM

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:57 PM

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This whole subject is disturbing. Traveling down this particular rabbit hole will certainly cause distress. The behaviors displayed by this and other groups of 'high order' are not something to look up to. Their joy at mirth is destructive in its very nature. Rumours persist that all houses of the holy practice these ritualistic rights. Bacchus' debauchery knows no bounds. 


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:17 PM

Make a pledge and mischief is nigh


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:04 PM

Rabbit hole? This is a sewer hole!

 


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