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Las Vegas: Satan Vacations Here
by Victoria Alexander
November 21, 2005
Showtime’s “Masters of Horror,” Remote Viewing Clinic, The Biocybernaut Institute, Looking For The Muslim Judas, Sidebar and Hershey’s Kissables, The Alien Planet Serpo, My Week of Movies: Derailed (Yes), Just Friends (No), The Bee Season (No), Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (Yes), Walk The Line (Yes), Match Point (Yes) and more...
Showtime’s “Masters of Horror.” The first episode I watched was “Incident On And Off A Mountain Road” director by Don Cascarelli. It was very Chainsaw Massacre creepy. I should not have watched it alone at night. Then there was the mean apocalyptic “Dance of the Dead” directed by Tobe Hopper. Last Friday night’s offering, “Jenifer,” directed by Dario Argento, is a must-see. This highly original series is outstanding. Especially recommended is “Jenifer.”
The New Face of Terrorism. Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi’s custom-made bomb belt didn’t go off and now she’s talking. Woe to us! The Female Jahadists Suicide Faction (“FJSF”) will need to come forward and show they are capable of successfully detonating bombs. Their reputations as worthy martyrs are at risk. TDH expects the terminally ill to be the next group of bombers to emerge.
The Biocybernaut Institute. “BI” was founded by Dr. James V. Hardt, a psychologist with over thirty years of research in neurofeedback brain wave enhancement. The Institute offers intensive training in Santa Clara, California, using custom advanced technology in the field of neurofeedback. Students are gently guided to their own self-discovery through the Biocybernaut Institute's programs which trains and enhances individual skills utilizing brain waves.
Dr. Hardt has dedicated his life in the research and development of brain wave training and has traveled world wide to study advanced Yogis and Zen masters and explored Christian prayer and contemplation. Dr. James Hardt has developed a technology based on his research into the neurofeedback field. This technology has demonstrated significant effectiveness in healing and transforming core dimensions of personality. (Photo of Dr. Hardt and John Alexander taken at BI’s Santa Clara’s facility in July, 2005.)
Remote Viewing Skill Enhancement Clinic. Our good friend, Major Ed Dames (Ret.) emailed asking if we will be in town for the RV clinic he is holding in Las Vegas on January 21-22, 2006. Ed, still the most controversial remote viewer in the field, is a dynamic teacher and a fascinating personality who continues to rock and upset the remote viewing community. IRVA, the International Remote Viewing Association, refuses to acknowledge Ed’s contribution to Remote Viewing. We support all rebels! (For more information about the Clinic go to www.learnrv.com).
LearnRV.com has the following background data: “In 1982, Ingo Swann, under the direction of Dr. Harold Puthoff, head of the Remote Viewing Laboratory at Stanford Research Institute, realized a breakthrough. Swann developed a working model for how the unconscious mind communicates information to conscious awareness. To test the model, the Army sent Major Dames and five others to Swann as a prototype trainee group.
“The results exceeded all expectations - even those of Swann. In six months, Major Dames' teammates were producing psychically-derived data with more consistency and accuracy than had ever been seen in similar intelligence projects using even the best 'natural' psychics. In late 1983, the team parted company with Swann. As the new operations and training officer for the unit, Dames took this breakthrough skill, dubbed 'Coordinate Remote Viewing,' and began a new phase of research, testing, and evaluation in order to both uncover its true capabilities, and to perfect its application to fit crucial intelligence collection needs.
“Due to the effectiveness and ease of learning with the new Learn Remote Viewing DVD course, Major Ed Dames is no longer training individuals with no previous Remote Viewing experience. Those who wish to attend the workshop MUST currently be conducting home-training with the Learn Remote Viewing DVD course or have some sort of previous Remote Viewing experience with utilizes correct RV protocol.“ Photo of Ed from my personal series of photographs, “The Men Who Stare At Stuffed Animals” Ed Dames, Las Vegas. April 2005.
Looking for the Muslim Judas. Bruce Willis publicly announced last week on Rita Cosby’s FOX-TV show that he would offer a $1 million reward to any civilian if they turned in Ayman al-Zawahiri (U.S. bounty is now at $25 million), Osama bin Laden (U.S. bounty INCREASED to $50 million), or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (U.S. bounty is now at $25 million). It seems only civilians can receive financial rewards, not military personnel. Now, if Willis had thrown in dinner with Angelina Jolie, perhaps he could find someone who wanted to go down in history as the Muslim Judas since no one has come forward with any information betraying the men some misguided Muslims consider prophets of Islam.
Theories abound that bin Laden is dead since who in the modern materialistic world would pass up $50 million plus an additional $1 million from Bruce Willis to snitch on a famous terrorist? To think that Judas did it for only 30 pieces of silver! The U.S. PR should also include with the reward the following important perks: the book, the movie, Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” cover, Larry King, and the full hour on “60 Minutes.” As usual, we ask the rather coarse but important question: “Is the reward tax-free?”
An audiotape purportedly from al-Zarqawi, the head of al-Qaida in Iraq, said Friday the group's suicide bombers did not intend to bomb a Jordanian wedding party at an Amman hotel last week, killing about 30 people. al-Zarqawi also threatened to kill Jordan's King Abdullah II and bomb more hotels and tourist sites. al-Zarqawi told Jordanians to stay away from bases used by U.S. forces in Jordan; hotels and tourist sites in Amman, the Dead Sea and the southern resort of Aqaba; and embassies of governments participating in the war in Iraq saying those areas would be targeted.
It should be noted that al-Zarqawi did not offer a financial reward to anyone who carries out his threat against King Abdullah ll.
Third Street’s Sidebar and Hershey’s New Chocolate. On Tuesday, before going to a screening of the limp comedy “Just Friends,” we went to the opening of Lady Luck Hotel & Casino’s newest restaurant/bar “Sidebar.” Third Street is quickly becoming a hip, downtown walking district like New York City’s SoHo. Nestled on the street lined with The Hogs & Heifers, the Celebrity nightclub, and the Triple George Bar and Grill is Sidebar, a 1,400 square-foot bar. The club features a lengthy cocktail menu, appetizers, a cigar bar and taped music. The new owners of Lady Luck plan more renovations and additions to Third Street. How about a fabulous clothing store?
Before “The Bee Season” screening at The Orleans, we stopped by The White House for the unveiling of Hershey's Kissables, miniature Kisses coated with a colorful candy shell. Hershey’s answer to M&M’s is a great idea. And we all loved the catered food – the mashed potato cocktails - and colorful teddy bears that come with the promotional Kissables.
Red Square at Mandalay Bay. Since the media ladies are all fans of Michael Politz, (www.lasvegasfoodservice.com) publisher of the influential Las Vegas Food and Beverage Magazine, we turned out for his hosting of their first annual "No Boys Allowed" event at Red Square Restaurant & Bar located in Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Michael promised exquisite food, exotic drinks, and a gift basket. The event also had a raffle to benefit Las Vegas local women’s charity, The Shade Tree Foundation.
The gossip at my table centered around three-day, heavily promoted, but empty, HBO Comedy Festival held at Caesar’s Palace. I was invited, then my press credentials were rejected. I wasn’t the only one treated poorly by the organizers. So imagine our delight when we heard from other press members that the shows were shabby, everything hinged on chaos, and tickets were being given out for free to anyone wandering by.
SERPO. The UFO Online community is awash with ridiculous news from an anonymous source who claims 12 Americans, ten men and two women, were sent to the alien planet Serpo. Here is some of the information from “Anonymous” making the rounds and garnering much serious discussion! Obviously, people have a lot of free time on their hands. If you want to get on this information list and read all about Planet Serpo culture, physics, and lack of shopping malls, contact email@example.com.
“First let me introduce myself. My name is Request Anonymous. I am a retired employee of the U.S. Government. I won't go into any great details about my past, but I was involved in a special program.
“In 1965, we had AN EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH THE ALIENS. We carefully selected 12 military personnel; ten (10) men and two (2) women. They were trained, vetted and carefully removed from the military system. The 12 were skilled in various specialties. Near the northern part of the Nevada Test Site, the aliens landed and the 12 Americans left. One entity was left on Earth. The original plan was for our 12 people to stay 10 years and then return to Earth.
“But something went wrong. The 12 remained until 1978, when they were returned to the same location in Nevada. Seven (7) men and one (1) woman returned. Two (2) died on the alien's home planet. Four (4) others DECIDED TO REMAIN, according to the returnees. Of the eight (8) that returned, all have died. The last survivor died in 2002. The returnees were isolated from 1978 until 1984 at various military installations. The Air Force Office of Special Investigation (AFOSI) was responsible for their security and safety. AFOSI also CONDUCTED DEBRIEFING SESSIONS WITH THE RETURNEES.”
I’ve done the math: Twelve go, eight returned, 2 die. 4 decide to stay. That makes fourteen. If Anonymous can’t do simple math, can we trust anything else he says?
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