Apr. 27th, 2005 @ 05:19 am 53, X14, and the Daaqui-N Character Set…
Current Mood: relaxed
Current Music: Symphony Hall (SIRIUS 80)
You know how there's stuff that means one thing to you when you're a kid and then means something completely different when you're an adult? I can't be the only one this happens to. For instance:

53 as a kid: Herbie The Love Bug. My Halloween Costume at the time (yes, I was The Love Bug). A State Road (in NJ) that was right near my childhood summer home at Tabor Lake. See http://www.the111experience.org/indexTNPLTL.html .

53 as an adult: ATM sends data in cells that are always 53 bytes long. 5 of these bytes are the header information, leaving 48 bytes available for data. Even if you are sending 1 byte of data, an entire 53 bytes of bandwidth are consumed since ATM cells are always 53 bytes long.

X14 as a kid: a kind of "explosive" powder that my friend and I made in our home chemistry labs (yes, we both had Skillcraft Chem Labs). It didn't really explode, but it sure was combustible. We sold jars of it to the other kids. If you wanted to see some extra fireworks, for a little bit of extra cash, we would add in chucks of magnesium. Which gave it a real nice glow.

X14 as an adult: from my first IT job after college supporting a variety of customer relationship management software, this was user's command to run the "end of month" jobs that would close out their books for the one month and move them into the next. It was called FINAL CLOSE.

Daaqui-N as a kid: pronounced DAY-KWI-ENN, this was a code language that was developed by me and my X14 partner. My mother found a couple of translation pages I had made when I was around 13. At least it was in with other stuff from that time period. She sent them to me last week. They are at least 30 years old. I do remember that the first one is the prototype and the second was the finished product. Please note that we created symbols for "clusters" to save space.

Draft
First Draft

Final
Final Version

Daaqui-N as an adult: I have no idea. Do you? If these symbols "resonate" with you, please let me know.
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Apr. 26th, 2005 @ 05:55 am Back to Basics...
Current Mood: devious
Current Music: NPR (http://www.kpr.ku.edu/listennow.shtml)
We'll go cryptic for this one.

Yes, my "real" name is Jim Ward-Nichols.
I am a MALE HUMAN with a hyphenated last name.
And I just noticed something:

WAR and DNI are the first 6 letters of my last name.

WAR [with China] --- http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=war+with+china&btnG=Search

DNI --- http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&lr=&tab=wn&ie=UTF-8&q=dni&btnG=Search+News

"22 into 1" --- http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%2222+agencies+into+one%22&btnG=Search

"15 into 1" --- http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%2215+agencies%22+dni&btnG=Search


11:11=22=HEXF=15=TheHornedOne=OMEGA=1.


1) 11:11=> 2:2 => 22. Nifty! And it makes so much sense.
And why is 22 so important? Look it up! 'Nuff said.

2) 11:11 => 15.
Simple. 1111 (in binary or BASE 2) equals 15 (in decimal or BASE 10). Done.

3) 11:11=> 1111 (BASE 2) => Hex F.
Hexadecimal --- BASE 16. Most of you are familiar with BASE 10, or decimal. You know, 10 fingers and 10 toes? Counting them? Picture 8 fingers on each hand. Or 8 toes on each foot. Count them. Start with ZERO. But when you get to 9 (which should be the second finger or toe on your second eight-fingered hand or your second eight-toed foot!), switch to letters (starting with A). By your 16th finger or your 16th toe, you will reach F. HEX F. Remember all those numbers and letters you saw when you got a Blue Screen of Death back in the Old (pre-XP) Days? That was HEX, baby!

4) 11:11 => 15 => TheHornedOne.
Get out your Tarot Deck. 'Nuff said.

5) 11:11 => HEXF => OMEGA
Others may currently paraphrase the following relationship but make no mistake about it: I said this first. Many moons ago. And they will readily admit that when pressed. Here goes: "1111 is the binary equivalent of F in Hexadecimal and HEX F is the 'last' or 'final' character in the Hexadecimal Character Set. Once you get to F, you open up a new column. Just like once you get to 9, you open the TENS column (with the number 1-0). So clearly there is an 1111/HEXF/OMEGA (Final, Last) relationship."

6) 11:11 => 1.
For over 20 years, I've tended to see 11:11 as not only a time but as a RATIO. An "11 to 11" ratio. The ":" also means DIVIDED BY. So 11:11 is the same thing as saying "an 11 to 11 ratio" OR "11 divided by 11" OR "one". Or 1.

7) "11:11=22=HEXF=15=TheHornedOne=OMEGA=1." Get it? Got it? GOOD!
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Apr. 22nd, 2005 @ 04:22 pm 422: HAPPY EARTH [IS STILL DYING A PAINFUL DEATH] DAY!
Current Mood: pissed off
Current Music: Pink Floyd (DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - 30th Anniv. Edition)
In honor of the 35th anniversary of Earth Day, Hawaii's Governor has declared today STARBUCKS Earth Day. Yes, STARBUCKS Earth Day. Here you go:

In honor of the national month of environmental awareness, Starbucks Coffee Partners in Hawaii has organized several events around the community to educate the public on caring for the earth. This April is the first month that Starbucks will implement these activities to honor Earth Month.

Many of Starbucks activities center on or around April 22, thus, Starbucks in Hawaii has requested that April 22 be designated Starbucks Earth Day in Hawaii.

[snip]

They "requested" it and he did it (in recognition of how "Earth Friendly" they are). This is shameful. Disgusting. It makes me sick to my stomach. And it represents a new low for the "Special Day That Couldn't": Earth Day. This has turned out to be a pretty annoying week in general. First off, it was a Multi-Week week. A week where it actually seems like much more than 1 week has passed. We're putting it at about 2.7 (weeks) at this point but she could top 3. The New Pope. ECCH! Hypocrisy abounds on all fronts. ARRGH! And what better way to end a week like this, than with STARBUCKS Earth Day.


Earth Day Party Prep
"We had better get this mess cleaned up in time for tonight's Earth Day party!"


This day should be called "EARTH IS STILL DYING A PAINFUL DEATH" DAY. It really should. Let's just take a look some recent stats, shall we? Let's take a look at a typical Day on Earth, shall we? Let's take a look at some of the Daily Highlights, some conservative estimates actually, for this HAUNTED MANSION ON TOP OF A RUNAWAY TRAIN:

803 people worldwide will die from exposure to pesticides and countless more will suffer serious health threats from chronic exposure.

7,400 to 13,000 children will die from diarrhea from polluted drinking water.

29,000 children will die from curable infectious diseases.
364 babies will be born that are diagnosed with mercury poisoning because their mothers ate contaminated fish. Meanwhile, government agencies recommend that pregnant women eat several servings of fish each week.


Larry The Fish
Larry, the hideously deformed and contaminated fish says: "Don't eat me!"


Nearly 3 million gallons of engine oil will be poured down the drain and will enter our nation's waterways.

Over 43 million pounds of trash will be dumped at sea worldwide. About 77 percent of all ship waste comes from cruise ships.

Over 4 million pounds of hydrocarbons will be released into the atmosphere just from jet skis, lawn mowers, boat engines, and other 2-cycle motors.

At least 3,200 gallons of oil and fuel will leak from aging and malfunctioning pipelines in the US, polluting groundwater, lakes, rivers, oceans and soil.

313 million gallons of fuel - enough to drain 26 tractor-trailer trucks every minute - will be used in the US

20 million tons of raw materials will be taken from US soil

So… the Earth is dying. And whose fault is that? Yours? Mine? OURS? Has Earth Day helped to stop the Earth's suffering in ANY meaningful way? No. Not one bit. Has it really helped to raise awareness in ANY meaningful way? It's sad, but it hasn't. 15 years ago, you couldn't have told my 1990 self these things (when I helped to organize a major Earth Day "celebration" in the northeast). I believed in Earth Day back then. But today? Earth Day just seems especially shallow. Drenched in hypocrisy. Who isn't driving today? Aside from me, I mean. Raise your hands. I thought so. Hardly anyone. For all intents and purposes, I have ditched my car. I worked things out so that this would be the case. Is it possible for everyone to ditch their cars? Of course not. Public transportation in this country is a disaster. But is it possible for SOME of us to ditch our cars? It sure is. But have you? No, you haven't.


Terra
Earth - we keep stabbing it in the back - SIMPLY BY LIVING


Is there really anything that you can commit to today (you know, on STARBUCKS Earth Day) that will help to lessen the toll your existence takes on this planet? Aside from ditching your car and/or planting a tree? Anything? Anything at all? I'll give you clue:


Yummy
Mmmmmmmmmmmm… Yummy!


Yes, in fact, it's the food you eat. You can make a difference and lessen the negative impact you have on this planet simply by changing your diet.

Overly simplistic? No.

Overly optimistic? Think again.

Practical and completely backed up by TONS of up-to-date scientific evidence? YES!

I wanted to end this entry (and this annoying week) with something positive. And this is it. To those of you who know me and haven't made the change yet, I already hear the chorus: "Jim's getting up on his save the environment by going Vegan" soapbox again! WELL TOUGH LUCK! I'm just speaking the truth. Here goes:

First of all, I will recommend a book. It's by the guy who wrote "Diet For a New America". It's called "The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World" --- you can buy it, new or used, right here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1573247022/qid=1113833512/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/102-1703069-0800129?v=glance&s=books --- It's got everything you need to help you understand the connection between a Healthy Earth and a Vegan diet.

Now, in the spirit of continued giving, I offer you something incredibly positive on this "special" day. I humbly offer the following resources:

http://www.askcarla.com/ - This site is run by PETA and features every possible FAQ needed to help you understand why going VEG (and, ultimately, VEGAN) is the way to go. It also has pre-packaged answers to those "gotcha" type questions that detractors will inevitably throw at you.

http://www.goveg.com/ - Again, another awesome site that's run by PETA. This site is a treasure trove of information to help get you going.

I'm now going to list some companies that can help you make this important transition. But please remember - these are corporations. They exist to make a profit. And while they produce food that helps millions of folks kick the Eating Animals habit, they all have some dirty laundry. Some have less than others. I look at it this way: they are helping to assist people to make this essential switch.

So, with that in mind, I wouldn't suggest that you stay with these companies forever and ever (after you've weaned yourself from eating your Fellow Earthlings). But use them until you can migrate to something even healthier. I would suggest a macrobiotic diet with lots of raw, unprocessed veggies at its heart. Also - consume food that requires very little packaging. But knowing that this isn't possible for many when they first start out (for a variety of reasons), I offer these imperfect corporations as places to turn. Many "normal people" supermarkets now have natural or whole food sections. This may help defray the cost. But a good many of these products are to be found in Your Grocer's Freezer. I will give the URL of the page that describes the products and you can then explore to see what suits your fancy.

Boca - http://www.bocaburger.com/main.aspx?m=organic_main and http://www.bocaburger.com/main.aspx?m=meatless_main

Morningstar Farms - http://www.kelloggs.com/cgi-bin/brandpages/product.pl?brand=139&company=23

Gardenburger - http://www.gardenburger.com/products/index.shtml (not just "burgers"!)

Yves - http://www.yvesveggie.com/products.php

Fantastic Foods - http://www.fantasticfoods.com/store.php

So… there you have it. All the resources you need to make the switch. GO FOR IT. Will the Earth continue dying? It probably will. Will you be just a little less responsible for helping to kill it?

YES, YOU WILL.

1by1as1,
I AM Jala*AN.
Lawrence, KS

p.s. --- I just couldn't let my first Earth Day here at LiveJournal pass without posting something from one of my favorite flicks of all time (and one that I've made it a point to watch on every Earth Day since the late 80s), SOYLENT GREEN. Enjoy! And have a great weekend!

Soylent Green
"And remember, Tuesday is Soylent Green Day."
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Apr. 21st, 2005 @ 04:21 pm 421
Current Mood: contemplative
Current Music: Soundtrack to "STAR TREK: NEMESIS" (2002)
Today is 111/254 (as opposed to 254/111). I have been observing the "specialness" of this day since 1982. Evidence:

111th Day of the Year

Tomorrow is McEarth Day. Get ready. It's not pretty.
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Apr. 20th, 2005 @ 04:20 pm 420
Current Mood: relaxed
Current Music: Soundtrack to "SOYLENT GREEN" (1973)
Someone just called to remind me that it was 4/20. I said, "Oh, you mean the day before the 111th day of the year and two days before Earth Day?" He replied: "Not quite." You know. ;-)

420
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Apr. 19th, 2005 @ 09:11 pm Pope Benedict Arnold: The Rat Zinger
Current Mood: angry
Current Music: Soundtrack to "TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME" (1992)
I'll keep this short and sweet. In summary:

- The abominably oppressive Catholic Church has outdone itself with its appointment of The Rat Zinger. ZING! Pope Benedict Arnold will continue the Catholic Church's longstanding and shameful tradition of oppressing women, non-Catholics, and people in alternative lifestyles. Pope Benedict Arnold: traitor to Humanity.

- You thought the Social Criminal Poop John Too was bad? This guy is 10 times worse. He's the "brains" behind the recent tightening of the screws. He's a dastardly bastard who will only continue to press that "hard line" bullshit that a great many Catholics think the church is in desperate "need" of. The Rat Zinger will continue to sing his sickening song of oppression. It's a song that oppresses billions of human beings the world over. It is the Song of The Rat.

- He's 78. He's an old man. He doesn't seem very healthy, either. He's got big, dark circles under his cold, cruel eyes. The only good thing I can think of in this situation is that he will soon die of old age. Or some unexpected health crisis. I expect that his reign of oppression will last for 3-5 years at best. Then the Rat Zinger will be worm food.

Listen, the Catholic Church is one of the most oppressive "clubs" this dreadful planet has ever churned out. It's vile. It's bad for women. It's bad for people in any number of different alternative lifestyles. And it's bad because it helps to keep people feeling guilty simply for being human.

'Nuff said.


The Rat Zinger
"I am a very nice man, no?" Ummm… NO.
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Apr. 18th, 2005 @ 07:07 am AN: Sun & Moon, Husband & Wife, Brother & Sister (more clues)
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Symphony Hall (SIRIUS 80)
AN:

Pronounced AHHHN (not ANNE). As in JAHLON, J'lahn, and Jala*AN. And ANKS (Wolfram's A NEW KIND OF SCIENCE). And ANS2. It comes up quite often on this little planet of ours. Always has. ANgels. ANtichrist. satAN. ANtipasto. ANdromeda. ANgelo Badalamenti (score composer for most of David Lynch's work). kANsas. The list goes on and on and on. Ahhhn and ahhhn and ahhhn. It could be AN. It could be ON. As in ON ON ON (111). You know.

AN:

The Sacred Union of the Sun & Moon into One. It's also the merger of male and female energies into One (this can happen within our own bodies). It's also the central star in the belt of Orion (presently called Al Nilam). AN was an early God of Sun & Moon as One Being in ancient Egypt. The Temple of AN was located in Heliopolis and is now part of Cairo. Civilizations created by AN have similar characteristics: they worship the Sun & Moon and are ruled by husband and wife who are also brother and sister.

Sun and Moon, Together.

AN:

It is a key. That sound. AHHHN. It's not OM. It's AN. Or ON.

OK, that's it.

I AM Jala*AN.
Lawrence, KS, USA
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Apr. 15th, 2005 @ 12:33 am A Shameless Week-Ending Plug for SIRIUS (& a cryptic reference to something else entirely!)
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: News, not music (http://www.wcbs880.com)
OK, it's like this. When I'm listening to Radio Classics 133 on SIRIUS, sometimes I pretend that I'm a scientist on a distant world. And I'm picking up these very faint radio waves from a very strange planet. A rather primitive planet, it would seem. There's just something very relaxing about listening to the programming that flows outward from this mysterious place. I don't understand the language yet, but I can pick up bits of emotion. The language is extremely primitive - able to convey only the most primitive ideas and notions. Over-tones and meta-chat are missing entirely. But it is, for some odd reason, quite pleasurable. OK, I'll cut the sci-fi shit. Yes, this is a shameless plug for SIRIUS Sat-Rad (Satellite Radio). There's a ton of way cool commercial free stuff on SIRIUS. My favorite channel is, in fact, Radio Classics 133. It's channel 133. There's a little jingle that sounds like it's from the 40s that goes like this: "On Radio Classics, One Three Three". Now, I know you're thinking "oh, he only likes it because it adds up to seven" and/or "he only likes it because it has a 33 in it." Well, that is pretty cool. But I like it because for some reason, not quite sure why, it really is relaxing to listen to old-time radio. And in my mind's eye, instead of my Sat-Rad boombox, there's something like this on top of the bookshelf:

The Old

But seriously, this is a week-ending shameless plug for Sat-Rad. The term "Sat-Rad" hasn't really gotten much exposure yet, but trust me, it's what industry insiders are calling it. My Radio Classics 133 faves:

Blackstone, The Magic Detective
Escape
Superman
Tarzan
Abbott & Costello Show
The Bob Hope Show
The Charlie McCarthy Show
Fibber McGee & Molly
Fred Allen Show
The Great Gildersleeve
Jack Benny Show
Red Skelton Show
Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Lights Out
Dimension X
X Minus One
Inner Sanctum Mysteries
Twilight Zone
The Cisco Kid
Fort Laramie
Frontier Gentleman
Gunsmoke
The Lone Ranger
Red Ryder

This is only a fraction of what's available on 133. And there's like 120 different channels. Go to http://www.sirius.com/ and click on Channel Guide to see what you're missing. And another thing. Something I've been going without for the past 7 years. Yes, HOWARD STERN in the morning. Trust me, it's not all dick and fart jokes. It's a high-brow ensemble comedy. The characters in the ensemble are all the people who are on the show (and the guests). Here's what we techie-types used to say back east: Only SMART PEOPLE listen to Howard. Yup. SMART PEOPLE. He doesn't arrive at SIRIUS until next January. But in the meantime, there is a TON of original, commercial free programming to enjoy. I've always loved radio. I remember picking up WLS in Chicago on my little AM radio in Northwest NJ as a kid. "It's an hour earlier" - that was always a hoot. But boy oh boy, I'm hooked on SIRIUS. Every SIRIUS channel also streams 24x7 on the Internet too.

Which reminds me.

In future entries we'll also talk about Internet Radio. In fact, we'll zero in on one particularly interesting and amazing show, which is on weekly, which is changing the face of Internet Radio. But still, while I listen to this show every week (without fail), I'm not ready to make that reveal. Not here. Not yet. I can't. I've been diligently promoting it through personal contact with my base. But revealing what the show is and what it's about HERE is something that will have to stay in the "hidden" realms for a little while longer. You know, that's the place where my home address, my home telephone number(s), and the name of my employer reside. It's the stuff you don't get to know. But in the meantime, please go out and sign up for SIRIUS! After all, this is shameless plug for SIRIUS, not a cryptic reference to a very interesting and thought-provoking Internet Radio show that's hosted by a… a… damn! I can't say it! I just can't. But trust me, one day I will.

GET SIRIUS! NOW!
The New
http://www.sirius.com/

Have a good weekend, folks. See you on the other side!
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Apr. 14th, 2005 @ 01:11 am NEWSFLASH: Our Gay Mayor
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Free-Form Radio (http://www.wfmu.org)
This is yet another sure-fire sign that we live in a progressive community. Mike Rundle - thanks for having the courage to be WHO YOU ARE. See you at The Merc!

Rundle says he's proud to be city's first gay mayor
By Mike Belt, Journal-World

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Lawrence City Commissioner Mike Rundle stepped down as mayor Tuesday night and acknowledged for the first time that he might have been the city's first gay mayor.

"It is with dignity and pride that I acknowledge that I have been Lawrence mayor and in all likelihood, Lawrence's first gay mayor," Rundle said, his voice breaking momentarily with emotion.

Rundle said he decided to go public with his sexuality in part because state voters earlier this month approved a constitutional amendment for a gay marriage ban and because of "whispering campaigns," and rumors and smear tactics launched at him after he first entered politics in 1987.

Rundle said he did not acknowledge his sexuality earlier because he wanted to keep the political focus on his quest for good government and avoid triggering a barrier of prejudice that might detract from that quest.

"I think, perhaps, that is less of a concern today than it was 18 years ago," Rundle said.

Rundle's announcement was greeted with a lengthy applause from a large audience that attended the commission meeting and from his fellow commissioners.

Although his one-year term as mayor is over, Rundle continues to serve as commissioner.
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Apr. 13th, 2005 @ 12:22 am Why Shadow Puppets?
Current Mood: weird
Current Music: Free-Form Radio (http://www.wfmu.org)
Well, it has to do with something my retired scientist/mathematician Dad told me when I was a kid. The analogy that I am about to share has since be co-opted by a number of modern physics gurus (like Brian Greene, for example) but I heard it first from my Dad. When I was probably around 10 or 11. At that time, my father was reading portions of a book called Flatland to me. In Flatland, everything was flat and two dimensional. This fascinated me. There's a whole tale about this self-discovery that the Flatlanders go through. It's a wonderful story, but I'm not here to talk about it. Search on Flatland and/or go to Amazon.com and just order the book. There have been several spin-off tales that sprang out of the Flatland world. Enjoy them all. When you have the time. But back to the deal with Shadow Puppets:

In conjunction with our adventures in Flatland, my Dad was helping me to understand the difference between the 2nd and 3rd dimensions. The shadow cast from his 3-D hand created a 2-D image on the wall. He asked me to describe the 2-D image as opposed to the 3-D hand. Of course, I said something like "It's simpler. It's flat. It doesn't really look like your hand. In fact, it looks like a moose." My father had created a 2-D moose on the wall from a flashlight shining onto his 3-D hand. This sort of analogy has become the corner-stone for current-day exercises in higher-dimensional thinking. Of course, it's currently not possible to think beyond 3-D or 4-D but if we were to try, what sorts of statements might we make? We might make the following statements:

Everything we see in this 3-D world is the "shadow" of a higher dimensional object or set of objects. The "light" being shined across these higher dimensional objects is of unknown origin and unknown composition. There exists a technology to observe the higher dimensional representations. But we, as humans, have yet to discover it.

So we are left with a theory about higher dimensional representations. Which is what leads me to say the following regarding this 2-D object, the ALL_ELEVEN:

ALL_ELEVEN

"If you're seeing the ALL_ELEVEN in 2 dimensions (which you probably are since you're reading mostly FLAT characters off of the screen right now) you're missing a key aspect of The Vision. The Vision is 3-D and has a 4-D aspect as well (its position varies with respect to time). It has a higher dimensional quality too (5-D and beyond) that relates to the fact that the ALL_ELEVEN, even in its 4-D mode, is merely a lower dimensional SHADOW PUPPET of a higher dimensional Object or set of Objects.

Furthermore, if you think that each object in the ALL_ELEVEN representation is the same size, I'm here to tell you that they are not. They are of varying sizes and the 2-D ALL_ELEVEN is only what you might (keyword = MIGHT) see if you looked at the ALL_ELEVEN from a particular set of spatial coordinates around the structure. Not only does their size vary, their composition does as well. Heck, they even have very distinct tastes. I can tell you that the Object in the middle, raised higher than the others, tastes like strawberry. And to top it off, these characteristics vary as you map The Representation into the higher order dimensions!"

Now, the notion of the ALL_ELEVEN having characteristics beyond what we can see in the 2-D representation is simply an extension of the Moose Shadows my Dad made on the wall. I expect that since this vision (and its precursor - the ALL_SEVEN) was received by me, it makes sense that its higher order characteristics are going to have some kind of relevance to things in my life and things that attract me.

I am very attracted to the taste of STRAWBERRY. Always have been. Always will be.

So I threw that in simply because it seemed right. If the characteristics are going to vary going into the higher order dimensions (just like that 2-D moose becoming my Dad's 3-D hand) then why not fix the sensation of taste as one of the higher order characteristics that become "visible"? I mean, taste is still a rather mysterious, almost extra-dimensional characteristic when you come right down to it. So why not Strawberry?

To sum it all up: The basic idea here is that ALL_ELEVEN and its precursor (ALL_SEVEN) are Divine symbols that have been received by me through an unknown method of discovery. But to make the leap that they may actually be lower dimensional representations of some extra-dimensional object or set of object requires very little faith in anything Divine. It's more an issue of how you view the objects around you. It's a physical thing. Are the objects around you merely 3-D flotsam and jetsam? Or is there another unseen component, a higher dimensional one, at play? Is the higher dimensional object or set of objects being "illuminated" in some fashion and this ends up being what you see in 3-D Land? It's very possible. Likely, even. And this isn't just little old me talking about this, this is actually a sidebar to String Theory. Look it up, if you don't believe me.

We are but the Shadows of our higher dimensional selves. Yes, in fact, we are Shadow Puppets. And the same can be said for every bit of matter and every form of life we interact with here in 3-D land. Now, the trick is this: find the mechanism for viewing the Higher Dimensional world. Expanding the brain's capacity for thinking in this fashion is essential to our continued development. I believe there are exercises for achieving this. Over the next year, we will share some of these exercises. As they become available. As they become de-classified.

More information concerning ALL_ELEVEN can be found here:

http://www.the111experience.org/IIII_III_IIII_nu.html

Any questions, you know where to find me.

1by1as1,
I AM Jala*AN.
Lawrence, KS, USA
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Apr. 12th, 2005 @ 06:33 am The BORG QUEEN - Dead Again!
Current Mood: thankful
Current Music: Sirius 104 (CNN)
From March 9th ---

This just in: I would guess that high levels of chronometric particles were detected in the Black Hills of South Dakota the other night. Initial reports coming in through our "Beyond Mere IIII_III_IIII Shadow Puppets" home-made temporal communicator said that the Borg Queen showed up in Deadwood disguised as Maddie, an aging but still attractive former prostitute who was imported by Joanie Stubbs to serve as Madame for a new brothel. "Fuck Me" (according to our sources) were The Borg Queen's first words upon arriving in town. Sounds about right. Is this a new threat to the Timeline? Is this one last attempt by The Borg to assimilate Earth? Only She would know. If we hear anything from our Temporal Agents on the scene, we'll keep you posted. That's all for now!

[snip]

Temporal Agent 47422 made contact again with us last night. He shared an interesting and very relieving report. It appears that George Hearst's "Mr. W" slit the Borg Queen's throat. She died within minutes. The Borg Threat has once again (thanks to "Mr. W") been eliminated. My calculations indicate a 99.4137% restoration to the Timeline. Not quite perfect, but good enough. "Mr. W" wherever you are (WHOever you are) --- many thanks from the people of Earth!

Borg Queen, 1877
The Borg Queen as "Maddie" - may she once again Rest In Peace
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Apr. 8th, 2005 @ 03:33 pm 28:06:42:12 (a Donnie Darko Tribute)
Current Mood: relaxed
Current Music: Scissor Sisters (SCISSOR SISTERS)
I've taken some time off from work today to just kick back and relax. For the New Moon. And in celebration of my birthday (which was yesterday). Where I turned 43 (reminder: I'm SO old!). As a kind of end-of-the-day birthday present last night, Lisa and I watched one of my new DVDs - Donnie Darko, The Director's Cut. I was an early Darko adopter back in the day and have seen the movie literally dozens of times. In fact, several years ago, I gave away half a dozen copies to folks back in New Jersey and New York to help spread the word.

28:06:42:12
Donnie, Gretchen, and Frank

There's lots of cool new stuff in the Director's Cut. One of the new things: actual chapter headings and preview paragraphs from "The Philosophy of Time Travel" have now been inserted at key moments throughout this still-unbelievably-under-the-radar cult classic. As an added bonus, I have transcribed them here. I cannot vouch 100% for the accuracy, but I triple-checked them and they look pretty darn good. There are missing chapters but that's because, well, they are "missing" (not seen) in the movie. But please, enjoy what we DID capture as an end-of-the-week gift from ME to YOU. See you on the other side!

Chapter One: The Tangent Universe

The primary universe is fraught with great peril. War, plague, famine and natural disaster are common. Death comes to us all.

The Fourth Dimension of Time is a stable construct, though it is not impenetrable.

Incidents when the fabric of the fourth dimension becomes corrupted are incredibly rare.

If a Tangent Universe occurs, it will be highly unstable, sustaining itself for no longer than several weeks.

Eventually it will collapse upon itself, forming a black hole within the Primary Universe capable of destroying all existence.


Chapter Two: Water and Metal

Water and Metal are the key elements of Time Travel.

Water is the barrier element for the construction of Time Portals used as gateways between Universes at the Tangent Vortex.

Metal is the transitional element for the construction of Artifact Vessels.


Chapter Four: The Artifact And The Living

When a Tangent Universe occurs, those living nearest to the Vortex will find themselves at the epicenter of a dangerous new world.

Artifacts provide first sign that a Tangent Universe has occurred.

If an Artifact occurs, the Living will retrieve it with great interest and curiosity. Artifacts are formed from metal, such as an Arrowhead from an ancient Mayan civilization, or a Metal Sword from Medieval Europe.

Artifacts returned to the Primary Universe are often linked to religious Iconography, as their appearance on Earth seems to defy logical explanation.

Divine intervention is deemed the only logical conclusion for the appearance for the Artifact.


Chapter Six: The Living Receiver

The Living Receiver is chosen to guide the Artifact into position for its journey back to the Primary Universe.

No one knows how or why a Receiver will be chosen.

The Living Receiver is often blessed with a Fourth Dimensional Powers. These include increased strength, telekinesis, mind control, and the ability to conjure fire and water.

The Living Receiver is often tormented by terrifying dreams, visions and auditory hallucinations during his time within the Tangent Universe.

Those surrounding the Living Receiver, known as the Manipulated, will fear him and try to destroy him.


Chapter Seven: The Manipulated Living

The Manipulated Living are often the close friends and neighbors of the Living Receiver.

They are prone to irrational, bizarre, and often violent behavior. This is the unfortunate result of their task, which is to assist the Living Receiver in returning the Artifact to the Primary Universe.

The Manipulated Living will do anything to save themselves from Oblivion.


Chapter Nine: The Manipulated Dead

The Manipulated Dead are more powerful than the Living Receiver. If a person dies within the Tangent Dimension, they are able to contact the Living Receiver through the Fourth Dimensional Construct.

The Fourth Dimensional Construct is made of Water.

The Manipulated Dead will manipulate the Living Receiver using the Fourth Dimensional Construct (see Appendix A and B).

The Manipulated Dead will often set an Ensurance Trap for the Living Receiver to ensure that the Artifact is returned safely to the Primary Universe.

If the Ensurance Trap is successful, the Living Receiver is left with no choice but to use his Fourth Dimensional Power to send the Artifact back in time into the Primary Universe before the Black Hole collapses upon itself.


Chapter Twelve: Dreams

When the Manipulated awaken from their Journey into the Tangent Universe, they are often haunted by the experience in their dreams.

Many of them will not remember.

Those who do remember the Journey are often overcome with profound remorse for the regretful actions buried within their Dreams, the only physical evidence buried within the Artifact itself; all that remains from the lost world.

Ancient myth tells us of the Mayan Warrior killed by an Arrowhead that had fallen from a cliff, where there was no Army, no enemy to be found.

We are told of the Medieval Knight mysteriously impaled by the sword he had not yet built.

We are told that these things occur for a reason.
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Apr. 7th, 2005 @ 05:55 am I am SO old...
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Sirius 104 (CNN)
It's April 7th again. And I am SO old. I tell people that I look like I'm in my mid-to-late 30s but that I'm 44. That's only half correct. I am 43 today (but by all accounts, I don't look a day over 35 or 36). Not sure why I'm rushing that 44. As most of my close friends and family will tell you, I never dreamed I would be this old. I thought I was going into the ground a very young age. Throughout my teens, I always pictured that I would be the senseless victim of a drunken driver or, perhaps, I would be gunned down by a "disgruntled" blue-collar worker. I just knew it wouldn't be my fault. So... here I am... 43 years old. My mom was 43 in 1975. When our regional High School opened. Before Jimmy Carter was president. It's just so funny to think that I'm THAT old. I know I don't look like I'm nearing my mid-40s. I'm not aging normally. Physically, I mean. As we're starting to see with the general population, 40 is the new 30. So I guess that makes me 33. Nah, more like 35 or 36. But certainly not 43. I'm grateful that I've made it this far. Long lifespans are the norm for the Ward and Nichols family. So... now that I've made it this far, I would guess I've got another 50 years (or so) left. I'm supposed to live until 2053 (I have that on good authority). But you never can tell. This planet is a pretty dangerous place. So I guess time will tell.

Well, it's not even 7AM on the East Coast and I've already received these swell presents:

DVD - Star Trek - The Original Series (Season 2)
DVD - Star Trek - The Original Series (Season 3)
DVD - Star Trek - Generations (Special Edition)
DVD - Donnie Darko - The Director's Cut (2004)

And then two UNAUTHORIZED (non-DVD) presents:
Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith (the Novel)
The Making of Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith (oversized glossy pix book)

I approve of these deviations from the list (thanks, Lisa!).

We'll see what other stuff comes in at the party this Saturday. But it's a darn good start!

Feeling Very Old - But VERY Happy To Have Made It This Far,
I AM Jala*AN.
Lawrence, KS, USA

p.s. ---

A Long Time Ago...
Yes, that cake is a freakin' EIGHT. 35 years ago today. I am SO old...
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Apr. 6th, 2005 @ 06:44 am Again, We Are LAWRENCE, KANSAS (not to be confused with "KANSAS")
Current Mood: angry
Current Music: Sirius 104 (CNN)
Once again, the city of Lawrence and the county where she resides have shown the nation and the world that we're out of step with the rest of the state of Kansas. And this is a good thing. Why do we live here? Because it's a progressive, thinking-person's town. A town filled, by and large, with people who make sense. Which is directly the opposite, it seems, from the rest of this backward-thinking state. "Kansans voted overwhelmingly in support of the amendment" is what those of you around the country will hear today. "Figures," is what most of you will say. Well guess what? Here in this progressive county it was exactly the opposite. People voted overwhelmingly AGAINST the amendment. A major blow to the supporters of the amendment. And it reminds me why I'm here. It reminds me why I wouldn't be living anywhere else (in Kansas). Still, the amendment is a slap in the face to Kansans in alternative lifestyles who might have hoped the state would leave the door open to reinterpretation and an over-turning of the current ban. To think that people actually voted in favor of this form of discrimination is unbelievable. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING, ASSHOLES!!!??? [glares at Rev. Terry Fox and all the other supporters]. Future historians will look at these "bans" just as we currently look at the laws that made it legal to own slaves and the laws that prevented women from voting. Just plain stupid. The rest of the story:

Douglas County alone rejects ban
By Scott Rothschild, Journal-World
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Topeka — Douglas County stood alone Tuesday in rejecting an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage.

By a statewide margin of about 2-to-1, every other county approved the amendment.

"The people of Kansas have blown us away," said the Rev. Terry Fox, of Wichita, one of the primary supporters of the amendment. "History has been made tonight."

The vote counting continued late Tuesday, but the outcome was clear early in the evening, making Kansas the 18th state since 1998 to add a gay marriage ban to its constitution.

Last November, 11 states approved same-sex marriage bans with approval ranging from 56 percent to 86 percent.

Opponents of the amendment said they were devastated by the defeat.

"God help us," said Steve Brown, of Prairie Village, president of the Democratic Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender Caucus. "This is a blatant act of discrimination to put citizens -- both homosexual and heterosexual -- in a second-class status."

Opponents said they were confident they could reverse the amendment in court.

"It's only temporary. This amendment is truly unconstitutional, and it won't withstand the light of judicial review," said Bruce Ney, of Lawrence, and chairman of Kansans for Fairness, which worked against the amendment.

Legal problems

The amendment stated marriage could only be between a man and a woman and that only traditional marriage was entitled to the "rights or incidents of marriage."

The second proviso has thrown legal scholars into a tailspin and several states that have recently adopted similar amendments have seen court battles. In Ohio several men are challenging domestic abuse charges because the abuse happened in nonmarital relationships, and in Michigan the attorney general ruled the amendment prevented cities from extending benefits to domestic partners, gay or heterosexual.

But Fox said legal battles didn't frighten him. "I've got some bad news for them. It's a whole lot harder to overturn a constitutional amendment than it is a law," he said.

Voters speak

"I don't feel anybody has the right to deny somebody else their civil liberties," said Katherine Sharp, a Kansas University student who was leaving the polls at the South Park Recreation Center.

But other students came out to support the amendment.

"I don't think we should allow it (marriage) for gays and lesbians. I'm a Catholic, and that is what we believe," said Scott Hampel, a KU student voting at the rec center.

More than 130 Kansas ministers signed a statement opposing the amendment, but others supported it.

At the Heritage Baptist Church, the Rev. Scott Hanks was happy when told of the amendment's landslide approval.

"I think it's going to hold marriage to a higher standard for a long time to come," Hanks said. "It's a standard the Bible talks about, that God put in place. It's a shame we have to approve His standard. We should just obey it."

Douglas County alone

Hanks said he wasn't surprised voters in Douglas County, alone in Kansas, defeated the amendment.

"That's just the liberal influence of our area," he said. "I'm glad that's not the influence of our entire state, that's for sure."

The Rev. Leo Barbee, pastor of Lawrence's Victory Bible Church, fought against the city's "Simply Equal" ordinance in 1995 that protected gays and lesbians against discrimination. He said Tuesday he was gladdened by the amendment's passage but disappointed by the vote in Lawrence.

"Lawrence, I think, has shown it's behind the times. I'm sorry for Lawrence," he said.

But Diane Silver, a gay parent from Lawrence, said she was proud so many people voted against the amendment.

Kansans for Fairness said when the campaign started, polls showed only about 18 percent of Kansans would vote against it.

"We are coming out of this much stronger than when we came in," she said.

What's next

Both sides said Tuesday's vote was not the end.

Fox said issues such as abortion, evolution and a proposed federal gay-marriage amendment are prominent on fundamentalist Christians' radar screens.

He said he intended to make sure voters knew which Kansas legislators voted against putting the state marriage ban on the ballot.

"We'll do a real good job of identifying who those people are," he said.

Ney, with Kansans for Fairness, said he believed the religious right's next target would be to try to prohibit gays from adopting children or becoming foster parents.

"This is just going to embolden them. They have felt pretty much in control," he said.
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Apr. 4th, 2005 @ 04:44 pm Well, at least LAWRENCE will vote NO...
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...or at least I fully EXPECT we will vote no. I already voted. And as a socially liberal Kansan (no, that's not an oxymoron), who hails from the progressive city of Lawrence (which explains why it's not an oxymoron), I voted NO.

VOTE NO

The Proposed Constitutional Amendment

The following is the text of the proposed constitutional amendment, as passed by the Kansas Legislature:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 1601

A PROPOSITION to amend article 15 of the constitution of the state of Kansas by adding a new section thereto, concerning marriage.

Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Kansas, two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the Senate and two thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House of Representatives concurring therein:

Section 1. The following proposition to amend the constitution of the state of Kansas shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the state for their approval or rejection: Article 15 of the constitution of the state of Kansas is amended by adding a new section thereto to read as follows:

"Marriage. (a) The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract. Marriage shall be constituted by one man and one woman only. All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void.

(b) No relationship, other than a marriage, shall be recognized by the state as entitling the parties to the rights or incidents of marriage."

Sec. 2. The following statement shall be printed on the ballot with the amendment as a whole:

"Explanatory statement. There is currently no constitutional provision regarding marriage. There is a statute, enacted by the legislature, that defines marriage as a civil contract between two persons who are of opposite sex and declares all other marriages to be contrary to public policy and void."

"A vote for this proposition would amend the Kansas constitution to incorporate into it the definition of marriage as a civil contract between one man and one woman only and the declaration that any other marriage is contrary to public policy and void. The proposed constitutional amendment also would prohibit the state from recognizing any other legal relationship that would entitle the parties in the relationship to the rights or incidents of marriage."

"A vote against this proposition would not amend the constitution, in which case the current statute that defines marriage would remain unchanged but could be amended by future acts of the legislature or modified by judicial interpretation."

Sec. 3. This resolution, if approved by two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the Senate, and two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House of Representatives, shall be entered on the journals, together with the yeas and nays. The secretary of state shall cause this resolution to be published as provided by law and shall cause the proposed amendment to be submitted to the electors of the state at the general election in April in the year 2005 unless a special election is called at a sooner date by concurrent resolution of the legislature, in which case it shall be submitted to the electors of the state at the special election.

JUST WRONG
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Apr. 3rd, 2005 @ 11:33 am A One-Time Sunday Entry: I'm Not One of the Pope's Biggest Fans...
Current Mood: relieved
Current Music: News, not music (77WABC - http://www.wabcradio.com)
And that's putting it mildly. I won't go on and on and on about it, but I'm not really mourning his passing. Sounds harsh? Let's look at his record. This kindly old gentleman (who is now dead) helped to reinforce some of the Catholic Church's most oppressive positions. Clearly, his "pro-family" and "pro-life" messages were anti-Gay and anti-Choice. Keeping women out of positions of leadership in the Catholic Church because it is the "Will of God" is so offensive on so many different levels, it's hard to know where to start.

Listen, the Catholic Church is one of the most oppressive "clubs" this dreadful planet has ever churned out. It's vile. It's bad for women. It's bad for people in any number of different alternative lifestyles. And it's bad because it helps to keep people feeling guilty simply for being human. And that's pretty much all I'm going to say. Aside from all these facts, I do feel some degree of sympathy for the billion-plus humans who are mourning his loss. But mostly I feel sad that they function as the drones for the church's hierarchy. In the final analysis, they are as guilty as the Catholic Church is. And as the Pope was. Again, sounds harsh? I can't help it.

On the plus side, I hear he was a great actor and that he wrote several interesting (and, at the time, subversive) plays that spoke to the joys of human liberty. Perhaps he even had a sense of humor, too.

Pope John Paul II

And this will probably be the only time I ever post on a Sunday too. Let's mark this one as a MEMORY, shall we? We shall.
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Apr. 1st, 2005 @ 01:11 am April 1st Fool (III of III)
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Current Music: Until The End Of The World (SOUNDTRACK)
Zero_Fool_III

'Nuff Said!
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Apr. 1st, 2005 @ 01:10 am April 1st Fool (II of III)
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Current Music: Until The End Of The World (SOUNDTRACK)
Zero_Fool_II
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Apr. 1st, 2005 @ 01:08 am April 1st Fool (I of III)
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Zero_Fool_I
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Mar. 31st, 2005 @ 09:30 pm The Night Before...
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: Silence
"My prophet is a fool with his one, one, one..." - Crowley, 1904

The Night Before
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