Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 29th, GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].
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INDI RIVERFLOW, songwriter for the...
The Golden Gate Wingmen, a power quartet featuring guitarist John Kadlecik (Kad-la-sik) and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Kimenti) of Furthur, along with drummer Jay Lane of Ratdog and Primus, and Reed Mathis of Tea Leaf Green on bass. Best known for their extensive work playing with original members of the Grateful Dead, the Golden Gate Wingmen bring original music and improvisational jams to an eclectic repertoire both familiar and fresh.
Gathering of the Tribes radio presents some fresh, groovy, new tracks:
** "Liquid Silver" ** "Riverrun" **
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Check out their upcoming show, January 30th at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley
Other Nor-Cal Tour Dates:
** 2/1 at Sweetwater, in Mill Valley
** 2/2 at Humbrews, in Arcata
** 2/3 at Catalyst, in Santa Cruz
** 2/4 at City Winery, in Napa, checkk out the event page []

Notable Upcoming Events

Skunk Funk's "No Spice" Video Shoot & Vic's Bday Bash !
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"2nd Sundays" North Bay Drummm Circle 
Sunday, February 8, at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
At the IntegriTea - 717 Marin St., Vallejo CA 94590

* "Google aboard as Musk's SpaceX gets $1 bn in funding" (2015-01-20) [] []

* "Turtles use unique magnetic compass to find birth beach" (2015-01-16) [] []

* "GHOST PARTICLE: The picture proof that shows aliens ARE out there" (2015-01-16) []
* "Researchers claim to have discovered particulate matter in the Earth's stratosphere that proves conclusively the existence of extraterrestrial life" (2014-10-08, "The Independent" newspaper) [], [begin excerpt]: Some of the samples were captured covered with cosmic dust, adding further credence to the idea that they have originated from space.
"The organisms are not usual," said Professor Wainwright, who works at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. "If they came from earth, we would expect to see stuff that we find on earth commonly, like pollen."
"We're very, very confident that these are biological entities originating from space," he said, acknowledging that absolutely certainty is hard to achieve in science.
The team believes that the entities are coming from comets.
"The particles are very clean," added Prof Wainwright. "They don't have any dust attached to them, which again suggests they're not coming to earth."
"Similarly, cosmic dust isn't stuck to them, so we think they came from an aquatic environment, and the most obvious aquatic environment in space is a comet."
[end excerpt]

* "Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than thought" (2015-01-15) [] []
* "Telescope To Seek Dust Where Other Earths May Lie" (2015-01-20) [] []
* "Newly Discovered Three-Planet System Holds Clues to Atmospheres of Earth-size Worlds" (2015-01-16) [] []
This whimsical cartoon shows the three newly discovered extrasolar planets (right) casting shadows on their host star that can been seen as eclipses, or transits, at Earth (left). Earth can be detected by the same effect, but only in the plane of Earth's orbit (the ecliptic). During the K2 mission, many of the extrasolar planets discovered by the Kepler telescope will have this lucky double cosmic alignment that would allow for mutual discovery—if there is anyone on those planets to discover Earth. The three new planets orbiting EPIC 201367065 are just out of alignment; while they are visible from Earth, our solar system is tilted just out of their view.
* "Birth of a comet magnetosphere: A spring of water ions" (2015-01-23) [] []: Initially, the solar wind permeates the thin comet atmosphere formed from sublimation, until the size and plasma pressure of the ionized atmosphere define its boundaries: A magnetosphere is born. Using the Rosetta Plasma Consortium ion composition analyzer, we trace the evolution from the first detection of water ions to when the atmosphere begins repelling the solar wind (~3.3 astronomical units), and we report the spatial structure of this early interaction.
* "Two Earth-sized planets hidden at the edge of our Solar System" (2015-01-18) [] []
Scientists from Britain and Spain believe there could be at least two planets the size of Earth hiding at the edge of the Solar System.
They've observed small, icy objects that orbit the Sun beyond Neptune and Pluto with orbits consistent with objects being influenced by the gravitational pull of planets.
"The exact number is uncertain, given that the data that we have is limited, but our calculations suggest that there are at least two planets, and probably more, within the confines of our solar system," said Carlos de la Fuente Marcos, an astrophysicist at Complutense University of Madrid.
The researchers also looked at the orbit of the dwarf planet 2012 VP113, which is the farthest known object to orbit the sun. It is roughly twice as far from the sun as Pluto. They believe its orbit could also be influenced by a "dark and icy super-Earth" that could be 10 times the size of Earth.
The research is published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters.
* "Dawn Delivers New Image of Ceres" (2015-01-19) [] []

* "Upgraded Atlas Robot to go wireless as the stakes are raised for the DARPA Robotics Challenge" (2015-01-20) [] []
 Robots will have to operate completely without wires—they may not be connected to power cords, fall arrestors, or wired communications tethers. Teams will have to communicate with their robots over a secure wireless network.
Teams are not allowed any physical intervention with their robot after it begins a run. If a robot falls or gets stuck, it will have to recover and continue with the tasks without any hands-on assistance. If a robot cannot sustain and recover from a fall, its run will end.

"Scientists build rice grain-sized laser powered by quantum dots" (2015-01-16) [] []

* "Japan researchers target 3D-printed body parts" (2014-12-16) [] []

* "Pipe Dream to Come True? Elon Musk is Set to Build His Hyperloop Test Track" (2015-01-16) [] []


* "Did the Anthropocene begin with the nuclear age?" (2015-01-15) [] []

* "Scandinavians are the earliest Europeans: Scientists have sequenced a 37,000-year-old genome. The results show that present-day Scandinavians are the closest living relatives to the first people in Europe" (2014-11-19) [] []
* "Genomic structure in Europeans dating back at least 36,200 years" (2014-10-08) [] [], [begin abstract]: The origin of contemporary Europeans remains contentious. We obtain a genome sequence from Kostenki 14 in European Russia dating to 38,700 to 36,200 years ago, one of the oldest fossils of Anatomically Modern Humans from Europe. We find that K14 shares a close ancestry with the 24,000-year-old Mal’ta boy from central Siberia, European Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, some contemporary western Siberians, and many Europeans, but not eastern Asians. Additionally, the Kostenki 14 genome shows evidence of shared ancestry with a population basal to all Eurasians that also relates to later European Neolithic farmers. We find that Kostenki 14 contains more Neandertal DNA that is contained in longer tracts than present Europeans. Our findings reveal the timing of divergence of western Eurasians and East Asians to be more than 36,200 years ago and that European genomic structure today dates back to the Upper Paleolithic and derives from a meta-population that at times stretched from Europe to central Asia. [end excerpt]

Quote originally in Spanish, published in "Colección de documentos inéditos para la historia de España" (vol. 5, p. 380), and trans. Philip Ainsworth Means (1921, p. 430): "The Indian women of the Guancas and Chachapoyas and Cañares were the common women, most of them being beautiful. The rest of the womanhood of this kingdom were thick, neither beautiful nor ugly, but of medium good-looks. The people of this kingdom of Peru were white, swarthy in colour, and among them the Lords and Ladies were whiter than Spaniards. I saw in this land an Indian woman and a child who would not stand out among white blonds. These people [of the upper class] say that they were the children of the idols."

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 22nd, GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].
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* "Theanine: a 4000 Year Old Mind-Hack" [] [], [begin excerpt]:
Monks have been drinking tea for thousands of years to maintain a state of “mindful alertness” during long periods of meditation. But only in the last few years have studies shed light on why tea has this effect on the mind. The two elements responsible for this are caffeine and L-theanine, and it is the combination of the two that makes tea unique from any other drink.
[end excerpt]

* "The Second Psychedelic Revolution, Part Six: A New Earth?" (2015-01-09) [] []
This shattering of my belief system after my unexpected and unwanted mystical experience then led to the greatest intellectual adventure of my life, the reconstruction of a world-view that could make sense of my new convictions – a journey that would ultimately be the topic and tale of my book Tryptamine Palace. One of the things I believe that makes Tryptamine Palace unique amongst contemporary psychedelic literature is that its pages not only offer some complex theories about the basis of the entheogenic experience, but actually present a model – based on neural Bose Einstein Condensates and the holographic nature of the quantum Zero Point Field – that I believe explains the mechanism of the transpersonal-entheogenic experience within the boundaries of current cutting edge science. However rather than revisiting these ideas in depth in this article, I would rather examine in greater detail some of the concepts that have evolved for me since the publication of Tryptamine Palace.

Entheon Hall, by Alex Grey

Slug & Lettuce is/was a punk rock fanzine supporting the DIY (do-it-yourself) ethics of the punk scene and community.  It existed in print format from 1987 untill 2007.  It started out in State College PA, represeted some of the Pittsburgh scene in the late 80s, a short stint in Boston in 1989, and then really settled into "it's own" with the newsprint tabloid format in NYC, where the emphasis was on networking for international DIY punk contact and communication.  Plus band photography and punk art!  Slug & Lettuce had a print run of 10,000, was published quarterly and distributed worldwide for free.  Slug & Lettuce has been based out of Richmond VA since 1997.

Ain't nothing wrong with being an underground outlaw. You'll die knowing nirvana was just the ultimate escape. See you on the other side of the Time tunnel!
OUTLAW COMIX intro by Matt Bliss:
In Miami in 1972, I quit my job at The Miami Herald and joined a commune that published OUTLAW, an underground newspaper. We aimed to speak politically, even though our most successful columnist was Mama Mangoes, who wrote about vegetarian cuisine. OUTLAW was created with lots of Letraset rub-on fonts for the headlines and body text set on an IBM Selectric. For the color pages, we did The CYMK separations by hand on overlays. The paper was printed at night on a web press used to print on above-ground newspaper, courtesy of their sympathetic pressman. We distributed OUTLAW for free and sold ads on a co-operative basis, such that each advertiser paid a percentage of the total publishing cost of each issue and no more. We made no profit. OUTLAW COMIX was created by volunteer writers and artists, who I recognize here. "Straightarrow": unsigned, "The Voyage of the Ego": Steve Donachie, author. Richard Sevigny, artist, "Space Rider": L. Block, author; D. Moore, artist, Back Cover: Richard Sevigny (
Entire Comix set:
* Running dog (1971)
* Outlaw (1972), cover []

Of interest to those aware of how modern mythos are promulgated, here is the "Round Robin" magazine, of the Borderland Sciences Research Associates, a consortium of psychics, writers, and researchers [] [], being among the first magazines to explore the UFO phenomena (Oct. 1946) [], through the medium of channeled voices!

Can Intelligent Machines move forward through quantum dimensions and pick a better future?
* "The 'human' side of robots at electronics show" (2015-01-09) [] [], [begin excerpt]:
Hello, my name is Chihira Aico. I am 32 years old, although, technically, I was born in September 2014. Look how expressive I am!" she said.
Robots like Toshiba's are becoming so eerily realistic they could be mistaken at first glance for a human. She sings, smiles, raises her hands and has lifelike facial expressions controlled by 15 tiny pneumatic actuators.
These robots are increasingly being developed as personal assistants, companions, hosts and aides for medical situations.
"We made her like a human being because true communication is also based on facial expressions and gestures," said Toshiba's Taihei Yamaguchi.
Yamaguchi said a robot like Chihira Aico could serve as a kind of hostess for the 2020 Olympic Games but the design is aimed for health care, where robots can assist in monitoring and diagnoses.
But in her own words: "In the future, I want to take up the challenge of a wide assignment of tasks: counsellor, newscaster, cheerleader, entertainer and many others!"
[end excerpt]

* "Africa, Uncolonized: A Detailed Look at an Alternate Continent" [] []
Hi-Rez version []

China: 4500 BCE
* "Chinese civilization may have begun 2,400 years earlier than previously thought" (2015-01-13) [] []

Li Ching-Yuen was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and tactical advisor who lived to the ripe old age of 256 and sired 200 descendants during his life span, surviving 23 wives. Ching-Yuen lived off a diet of herbs and rice wine inculding lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shou wu and gotu kola. In a 1930 New York Times article, Professor Wu Chung-chieh of the University of Chengdu discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827, congratulating one Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday, and further documents later congratulating him on his 200th birthday in 1877 (Wikipedia, 2013).

* "Elongated Skulls in utero: A Farewell to the Artificial Cranial Deformation Paradigm?" (2015-01-03) [] []

Homo sapiens cognatus
* "Another Human Hybrid? The Controversy Continues One Year Later" (2014-02-14) [] []
* "Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes" []
* DNA test results []
It was a year ago today that a bold and controversial study claiming to have sequenced three whole genomes from the species known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot was published, titled ‘Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes’. This study was met with outrage by some scientists, while much of the scientific community ignored it altogether. Some scientists supported it, but most were afraid of what would happen to their careers if they openly supported a study claiming to have proven the existence of the much stigmatized and controversial Sasquatch. Yet upon examination of the paper, it can be seen that it was a huge multidisciplinary effort involving a dozen labs and blind studies, and carried out by nine highly qualified scientists, aimed at quelling controversy about the discovery.
Dr. Melba Ketchum of Nacogdoches, Texas, a veterinarian, forensic scientist, and the lead author of the study, claims that the crux of what has the scientific community is in an uproar about is that the samples had human mitochondrial DNA (maternal lineage), while the nuclear DNA (paternal lineage) was a structural mosaic consisting of both human DNA and novel non-human DNA, which did not match any known species in GenBank.  The paternal lineage suggests a distantly related hominin that evolved separately from humans, apes and other primates but evolved to the point where it could interbred with humans.  A year ago, this might have been difficult for many scientists to believe, but with the recent studies touting that unknown DNA has been found in ancient hominins which bred with humans, one has to wonder if their hypothesis is as far off as some believe.
Last year, we reported on the results of genetic research which revealed that the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment of DNA that seems to have come from another species that is currently unknown to science.  Several recent studies have also revealed that modern humans are a product of hybridization, with remnants of Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes in our DNA. This research leads us to realize that our understanding of the origins of modern humans is much murkier than we ever thought possible. This also begs the question, if we are hybrids already, could there be extant human hybrids currently on earth besides us?

The non-fossilized tissue contained in dinosaur bones are being tested using carbon-14, used to date living tissue up to 50,000 years old. Although carbon-14 dating does not work on fossilized bones, the blood and tissue found within the fossilized bones are puzzling scientists as the tissue is not supposed to survive for millions of years, the consensus being that it is impossible. And the dating of the non-fossilized tissue is contradicting the accepted fact that dinosaurs are millions of years old.
Most of the sources provided in the following section is from mainstream, peer-reviewed scientific sources (except for the first link). The recent development of this mystery has caused quite a stir.
* "Triceratops Horn Dated to 33,500 Years" (2015-01-10) []

"Dinosaur Shocker Probing a 68-million-year-old T. rex, Mary Schweitzer stumbled upon astonishing signs of life that may radically change our view of the ancient beasts" (2006-05, [].
Photo showing soft tissue recovered from a Tyranosaurus Rex bone, from Smithsonian museum


* "Molecular analysis supports controversial claim for dinosaur cells; New evidence adds heat to the argument over prehistoric dinosaur tissue" (2012-10-22, [] [begin excerpt]: Twenty years ago, paleontologist Mary Schweitzer made an astonishing discovery. Peering through a microscope at a slice of dinosaur bone, she spotted what looked for all the world like red blood cells. It seemed utterly impossible—organic remains were not supposed to survive the fossilization process—but test after test indicated that the spherical structures were indeed red blood cells from a 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex. In the years that followed, she and her colleagues discovered other apparent soft tissues, including what seem to be blood vessels and feather fibers. But controversy accompanied their claims. Skeptics argued that the alleged organic tissues were instead biofilm—slime formed by microbes that invaded the fossilized bone.
Schweitzer and her colleagues have continued to amass support for their interpretation. The latest evidence comes from a molecular analysis of what look to be bone cells, or osteocytes, from T. rex and Brachylophosaurus canadensis. The researchers isolated the possible osteocytes and subjected them to several tests. When they exposed the cell-like structures to an antibody that targets a protein called PHEX found only in bird osteocytes* (birds are descended from dinosaurs), the structures reacted, as would be expected of dinosaur osteocytes. And when the team subjected the supposed dinosaur cells to other antibodies that target DNA, the antibodies bound to material in small, specific regions inside the apparent cell membrane.
Furthermore, using a technique called mass spectrometry, the investigators found amino acid sequences of proteins in extracts of the dinosaur bone that matched sequences from proteins called actin, tubulin and histone4 that are present in the cells of all animals. Although some microbes have proteins that are similar to actin and tubulin, the researchers note that soil-derived E. coli as well as sediments that surrounded the two dinosaur specimens failed to bind to the actin and tubulin antibodies that bound to the extract containing the apparent osteocytes.
[end excerpt]
* "Molecular analyses of dinosaur osteocytes support the presence of endogenous molecules" scientific peer-reviewed paper from Mary Higby Schweitzer, Wenxia Zheng, Timothy P. Cleland, Marshall Bern (2012-08-24, []

* "Hard times for soft tissues: Dinosaur soft parts reinterpreted as bacterial biofilms" (2008, [], full scientific article (2008-06) [].
This is the strongest alternative explanation for the existance of soft-tissue found within dinosaur bones. The explanation has been debunked upon further testing of soft-tissue found within other fossilized bones, with blood cells discovers similar to birds.

* "Lawsuit: CSUN Scientist Fired After Soft Tissue Found On Dinosaur Fossil" (2014-07-24, [], [begin excerpt]: While at the Hell Creek Formation excavation site in Montana, researcher Mark Armitage discovered what he believed to be the largest triceratops horn ever unearthed at the site, according to attorney Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute.
Upon examination of the horn under a high-powered microscope back at CSUN, Dacus says Armitage was “fascinated” to find soft tissue on the sample – a discovery Bacus said stunned members of the school’s biology department and even some students “because it indicates that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the past rather than going extinct 60 million years ago.”

* "Soft sheets of fibrillar bone from a fossil of the supraorbital horn of the dinosaur Triceratops horridus" scientific peer-reviewed paper from Mark Hollis Armitagea, Kevin Lee Anderson (2013-01, [], [begin abstract]: Soft fibrillar bone tissues were obtained from a supraorbital horn of Triceratops horridus collected at the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, USA. Soft material was present in pre and post-decalcified bone. Horn material yielded numerous small sheets of lamellar bone matrix. This matrix possessed visible microstructures consistent with lamellar bone osteocytes. Some sheets of soft tissue had multiple layers of intact tissues with osteocyte-like structures featuring filipodial-like interconnections and secondary branching. Both oblate and stellate types of osteocyte-like cells were present in sheets of soft tissues and exhibited organelle-like microstructures. SEM analysis yielded osteocyte-like cells featuring filipodial extensions of 18–20 μm in length. Filipodial extensions were delicate and showed no evidence of any permineralization or crystallization artifact and therefore were interpreted to be soft. This is the first report of sheets of soft tissues from Triceratops horn bearing layers of osteocytes, and extends the range and type of dinosaur specimens known to contain non-fossilized material in bone matrix.
[end abstract]

The following article mentions soft-tissue found preserved at a dinosaur bone site in China, although the preservation of soft-tissue does not specifically refer to blood or cardlidge, and instead may reference the impressions of skin left on the mineral matrix of the fossil, However, considering the facts present so far in this section, the presence of genuine soft-tissue may not be discounted.
* "China's 'Jurassic Park' yields more feathered dinosaurs, the earliest swimming mammal and strange salamanders" (2014-03-06, [], [begin excerpt]: Dr Corwin Sullivan, of the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology in Beijing, said: ‘The Daohugou Biota gives us a look at a rarely glimpsed side of the Middle to Late Jurassic.
‘This is not a parade of galumphing giants but an assemblage of quirky little creatures like feathered dinosaurs, pterosaurs with “advanced” heads on “primitive” bodies and the Mesozoic equivalent of a flying squirrel.’
Almost more impressive than the diversity of the biota is the preservation of many of the vertebrate specimens, according to the study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology.
Fossils include complete or nearly-complete skeletons associated with preserved soft tissues such as feathers, fur, skin or even, in some of the salamanders, external gills.
One is the feathered dinosaur Epidexipteryx whose soft tissues have been revealed by the use of ultraviolet light scanners.
A fossil of the salamander Chunerpeton shows not only the preserved skeleton but also its skin and external gills.
[end excerpt]
Photos from the article:
A feathered dinosaur, Epidexipteryx, was found at the site. The inset shows feathers and soft tissues revealed by the use of ultraviolet light

A fossil of the salamander Chunerpeton shows not only the preserved skeleton but also its skin and external gills (pictured)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 15th GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].
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No More []
I Remember []

The Immortal Light Beings []
Guerillas (Prod. by Casey Jones)

Artists Wanted! Display original artwork for free! We're looking for local artists to display their original artwork in Panama Red in Vallejo! If you're a talented artist looking to show your stuff, contact us today!
Panama Red Coffee Company is proud to unveil a whole new display especially for local artists! We'd like to display your original art in our coffee shop! Customers will have the means to contact you personally, should they take a special interest in your artwork. All proceeds go directly to the artist to help support our local talent. If you're interested, contact our events coordinator to arrange for your art to be seen by hundreds of daily commuters and visitorsContact Panama Red Events Coordinator Katie Wright []
Panama Red Coffee []
Our new winter hours: Monday-Friday 5:00am-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-4:00pm

Garden Planning Workshop
The Hub Vallejo, 350 Georgia St, Vallejo
Learn what, how and when to start planting for a well-timed and productive year-round garden here in the Bay Area. We will talk about concepts like companion planting, cover crops, perennials, and choosing the best varieties to grow. We'll go over what your soil needs to get through the year, and the proper methods of bed preparation and crop rotation to prevent pests and diseases. This workshop will involve developing a garden plan that you can use for the year.
Due to the ongoing drought and that all Californians should reduce their water use we will also be discussing water reduction and conservation techniques during the class.
Class instructor: Rachel Hoff of Dog Island Farm has been gardening for over 20 years and teaching gardening workshops for the past three years.
$30/person. Enrollment starts 1/3! Stop in at the Hub to register in person or email Katie at [Katie@)] to have a credit card invoice sent to you. Register early to reserve your spot, this is a popular class!

The Sunday Share & Reskilling Festival (Permaculture + Transition)
The Sunday Share & Reskilling Festival is a not a religious service or a sports competition but a community sharing and networking event that shares stories, skills, food and donations at your local high school sports stadium. By design, the event teaches us to re-purpose material goods and values.

Bay Area Swap-O-Rama-Rama
Saturday, January 17, 2015 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
American Steel Studios, 1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is the world’s largest clothing swap! Also included is a series of DIY craft and sewing workshops through which a community explores creativity and reuse. Erin Scholl is the local coordinator of this amazing and inspirational event.
Every year, Swap-O-Rama-Rama gathers for the ultimate celebration of creativity at Maker Faire in San Mateo in May. This MeetUp group is a way to keep it going year round, bringing people who are interested in sharing and learning ideas of how to repurpose anything and everything into clothing, home decor, and beyond. We will have monthly Meet & Greet, Swap & Sew meetings where we encourage beginners to experts alike to come, bring clothes and ideas, and swap it like it’s hot.
Gandhi said, “There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.”

Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. and CLG Founder, interviewed by C. Derick Varn on secularity and the left. What is the new conception of secularity in modernity? How should the left understand and treat religion? Other topics include singulartarians, primitivism, and accelerationism. Click here for interview: []

Vril Transport's AntiCar [], archived 2015-01-13 []

"Psychonaut Field Manual: A Cartoon Guide to Chaos Magick" [] []

"Sun may determine lifespan at birth: study" (2015-01-07) [] []
In an unusual study published Wednesday, Norwegian scientists said people born during periods of solar calm may live longer, as much as five years on average, than those who enter the world when the Sun is feisty.
The team overlaid demographic data of Norwegians born between 1676 and 1878 with observations of the Sun.
The lifespan of those born in periods of solar maximum -- interludes marked by powerful flares and geomagnetic storms -- was "5.2 years shorter" on average than those born during a solar minimum, they found.

* "Scientists Prove That Telepathic Communication Is Within Reach" (2014-10-02) [] []

* "Study: Brain scans could predict future behavior" (2015-01-07) [] []
* "The History of Phrenology" [] []
* "Acoustic levitation made simple" (2015-01-05) [] []
Levitation of expanded polystyrene particles and the simulated standing wave pattern. Credit: M. Andrade/University of São Paulo

* "Acoustic tweezers manipulate cell-to-cell contact" (2014-12-22) [] []
"With present technologies, the generation of a desired cell-to-cell contact is often random or limited in number," said Benkovic. "With standing acoustic waves, precise positioning of cells can be achieved on a multi-cellular level so that planned patterns of cellular arrays can be achieved.
Acoustic tweezers manipulate cell-to-cell contact: Micrographs (rendered photographs) of cells arranged in straight lines, globs and triangles. Credit: Tony Jun Huang

* "Mars is warmer than some parts of the U.S. and Canada" (2015-01-09) [] []
* "Eight New Planets Found in "Goldilocks" Zone" (2015-01-06) [] []
* "Kepler Marks 1,000th Exoplanet Discover"' (2015-01-05) [] []
* "Disappearance of a Cosmic Spinning Top" (2015-01-09) [] []
Scientists measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star - just before it disappeared.
* "Hubble Goes High-Definition to Revisit Iconic 'Pillars of Creation' " (2015-01-05) [] []

* Etzalcualiztli: Mexica (Aztec) month of the Workers and Lower-Classes []. This month, identified as early June with the astrological symbol of the crab or Cancer, is called Etzalcualiztli (Meal of Maize and Beans). The patron god of this month was the rain god, Tlaloc. The attributes of Tlaloc include the handled water jar, the eye and mouth rims, and the corn stalk.
* The Aztec Tonalpohualli Calendar []
* The Boban Aztec Calendar Wheel []

From []:
Mummified remains of the Igorots, a tribe from the Sagada Mountain in the Northern Philippines. It is said that the Igorots practiced cannibalism

An Ivatan woman wearing a "vacul", an abaca fiber-made headgear for sunlight and rain protection.
(Photos from  Basco Batanes)

The Ivatans are a Filipino ethnolinguistic group predominant in the Batanes Islands of the Philippines. The origins of the Ivatans remained untraced among scholars. Ivatans were free before they were colonized by the Spaniards.
The culture of the Ivatans is partly influenced by the environmental condition of Batanes. Unlike the old-type nipa huts common in the Philippines, Ivatans have adopted their now-famous stone houses made of limestone, designed to protect against the hostile climate..

Documents do not show much about the history of the Ivatans and at present, scholars who study their origins are still unsure as to their exact origin. They question whether the pre-historic Ivatans came from the northern part of Luzon or southern portions of China and Taiwan. There is evidence that they might be a surviving Christianized remnant of a people that once resided on all the islands between Luzon and Taiwan. However, they have considered the close racial resemblance of the Ivatans to the Malays and the structure of their language could mean they came from other parts of the Philippines. Tracing their roots through Batanes' folklores, genetic studies of Omoto, a Japanese anthropologist, of the Yami of Orchid Island (Lanyu) show closer genetic affinity of the Yami to the Tagalog and Visayan and linguistically to the Batanic (Bashiic) sub-branch of the Malayo-Polynesian branch


Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1st GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].
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Trevor Lyon - "Happy Holidays" []
Holiday Season Vibes. God Bless. []

"Wu-Tang Clan, Jimi Hendrix: Black Gold" mash-up album, free download (.zip file) []. In the same vein as his previous project, ‘Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles’, the UK genre-blending production talent, Tom Caruana, sets his mash-up motives on the Wu and Hendrix this time round. The collection sees Jimi’s samples and instrumentals fused with Wu-Tang accapellas, resulting in a fascinating and trippy journey between two of the greatest musical acts of all time.

"Dissent - MISFITS Tribute (1999), from the Irish-Metal Archives []

SAANE & Delight / Skunk Funk
A "Solano Artist Showcase" [],
Friday, January 9th, Doors open @ 7:30Pm Entry Thru back of store!!!
@ Gordon's Music & Sound, 810 Texas St, downtown Fairfield,
produced by []

Music Videos
Filmed by James Brunt []
* "No Spice" by Skunk Funk []
Roll a big blunt, pack a chronic bowl, dab it up, this one is for all the Weed Nerds and sensi smokers out there. Reminding you all to use REAL cannabis, real medicinal herb. No bammer, no spice, no synthetics, nada ! Skunk Love :)

* "Former Guatemala gum growers live off sustainable jungle" (2014-12-17) [] []

* "Hope for dementia patients: Study suggests lost memories can be restored" (2014-12-22) [] []
* "Just Press Print As epoch-making as Gutenberg’s printing press, 3-D printing is changing the shape of the future." (2014-12) [] [], [begin excerpt]: A team of Harvard University researchers has printed living tissue interlaced with blood vessels—a crucial step toward one day transplanting human organs printed from a patient’s own cells. [end excerpt]

* "Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres" (2014-12-29) [] []

* "Two quantum mysteries merged into one" (2014-12-20) [] []
* "Study Unveils New Half-Light Half-Matter Quantum Particles" (2014-12-29) [] []

* "More than a million mummies found in ancient Roman cemetery" (2014-12-18) [] []
* "Researchers date oldest stone tool ever found in Turkey" (2014-12-23) [] []
* "Lightweight skeletons of modern humans have recent origin" (2014-12-22) [] []

* "Benefits of experiencing trauma can be passed to the next generation, study says" (2014-12-28) [] []