Tuesday, 24 January 2017

At the Awakening of 12 Strands Premiere

Last Sunday evening was bitterly cold and I wrapped up warmly as I headed for the big screen London premiere of Sandra Daroy's film Awakening of 12 Strands. See here for essential background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/awakening-of-12-strands-premiere.html. This was an unusual situation because, for the first time, I was accompanied by my daughter Louisa. She is almost twenty-two years old and has never been to any of my conspiratorial/UFO/paranormal gatherings before. In fact as a teenager she scoffed at most of what I did, calling it "that David Icke stuff!" This was her generic moniker for everything HPANWO-esque, regardless of whether David Icke was associated with it or not. Maybe it was just a phase she was going through... being a teenage girl in other words. As she has matured her attitude has changed. I've had some remarkable conversations with her over the last couple of years and she's even started reading HPANWO occasionally. The cinema is a very Bohemian-looking Victorian conversion in Bloomsbury called the The Horse Hospital. London is full of these kinds of venues, specializing in arthouse flicks and independent cinema. It's not the first time I've been there. I previously went there to a showing of Mark Pilkington's Mirage Men, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/mirage-men-film.html. Its facilities are rudimentary, but it has a nice atmosphere. Louisa and I arrived an hour early and went to the pub next door; and, one by one, my friends arrived, including Colin Woolford, Miles Johnston and, of course, the director Sandra Daroy herself. As always it's wonderful to see them. As I said to one of them: "This is the only time I can have conversations like this!"

Along with my friends were some of the cast of Awakening of 12 Strands. Despite being very low budget, Sandra's film is richly complex and has a large number of characters. I recognized a few of them because I have seen a preview of the film. We all sat down with a glass of wine and the event began. Sandra had given me the job of introducing the film. I was a bit worried because I had not had time to prepare anything; this week has been a bit hectic. Luckily the premiere began late so my speech was cut down in length considerably. I had to ad-lib and hopefully channel my inner orator. It worked and I did a fairly good job. It's been filmed by Miles for the Bases Project, see: (coming soon). I introduced Sandra to the audience and then she came up and gave a speech; and then we rolled the movie. It was slightly updated from the preview I had seen. It had a few extra scenes and the sound quality was improved. Sandra is a perfectionist who has yet to be completely satisfied with the product she has created. If anything I would say that she is probably over-critical of her own work and her modesty is misplaced. Like all artists, she'll get quite enough denigration from the critics before her career is done, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2008/06/critics.html; and she should not add to it herself. I was very impressed by Awakening of 12 Strands. Sandra not only directed the film, but she edited it, and did all the production design herself. Although our styles are completely different, Sandra's film covers a lot of the same themes as my book Roswell Rising- a Novel of Disclosure. After the showing was over everybody gave a big round of applause and we took a few photos to commemorate the occasion. Then it was back over to the pub and Sandra had a well-earned glass of wine. Louisa and I had to leave early because we had to get home to Oxford. As I walked away from the pub I said to her: "So you survived your first ever UFO/conspiracy/paranormal event. How was it?" She replied: "Good, and not a tin foil hat in sight." If you want to watch Awakening of 12 Strands you can stream it online for just £3.84, see: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awakeningof12strands. Sandra is currently looking into other distribution options.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Ben Emlyn-Jones live at High Wycombe Paranormal

I will be speaking at the High Wycombe Paranormal meet-up group on Wednesday the 22nd of February. The event starts around 7.30 PM and the venue is the Bricklayers Arms, High Street, Downley, High Wycombe, HP13 5XJ. Just £5 entry. See here for more details; you might need to log into a Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/groups/415462125205125/. My lecture will be entitled... Skeptics- Who are they? Why are they wrong? And why does it matter? All people who look into paranormal, alternative or conspiratorial matters will, at some point, come across the skeptics; people who dismiss and deny everything that has been discovered. Turn your critical eyes on those who claim to be critical.
See here for a film of my previous appearance at High Wycombe Paranormal: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/zombies-fact-or-fiction.html.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Coronation of the God Emperor

It has actually happened. I couldn't get it out of my head that somebody would somehow put a stop to it. President-elect Donald Trump really has now become Donald Trump, the Forty-Fifth President of the United States. In the days running up to the inauguration I felt increasingly tense. You can hear it when I talk about Trump on this radio show: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/ben-emlyn-jones-on-enemy-within-radio-25.html. Would he survive to his inauguration day without being shot, or having a plane crash or "heart attack"? A light aircraft crash is traditional for those who cross the Clintons. Of course that could well still happen and I can't remain tense for four to eight years. It makes little difference politically if Trump were assassinated before or after his inauguration; he had been elected by the people and that is what really matters. However I felt it was symbolically and emotionally significant for him to read the oath and formally become the new president. This really is the finish line of this long, hard race of multiple hurdles. We have Brexit and Trump rubber-stamped. It is done; nothing can take that away from us. Yesterday I got home from work and switched on the television. I had some beers in the fridge and chips in the oven and I settled down to watch. Trump had been in Washington DC since the previous evening where he had laid a wreath at the Arlington National Cemetery where President Kennedy is buried with the eternal flame of the Illuminati burning on his tomb. At the same time some of Trump's supporters led by Milo Yiannopoulos held an alt-right "Deplorable-Ball" to celebrate. Yesterday morning when he woke up Trump went to church and then headed for the Capitol with his family to be sworn in. He read out the oath of office with his hand placed on George Washington's Masonic bible: "I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God." Then the band played Hail to the Chief for the first time, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPH93HrSGtE. After that the new president made a speech, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcfrbB9hpoI. I breathed a sigh of relief. I immediately Tweeted: "ALL HAIL THE GOD EMPEROR TRUMP AND DEATH TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER! (I hope)" See below. After that the president and his family retired to the dining room for a top-class luncheon and then, as per tradition, walked to the White House as part of a parade. A huge number of well-wishers gathered in the Mall and along the streets to witness the inauguration. At the White House there was another pageant. Marchers from the armed forces, police and other organizations trooped past. The emergency services were among them... but no hospital porters unfortunately, or "orderlies" as they're called in America. There were even some farmers in their tractors, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxr9nE9MuQs.
The inauguration of President Trump has stolen the headlines all over the world, with a few exceptions such as on St Helena. Here is their local newspaper for the 20th of January: http://independent.saint.fm/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/20170120.pdf. On an island so small and isolated, the goings on in the outside world must feel very distant and ephemeral. Along with the celebrations there has been an unprecedented level of protest. Last night the streets of Washington DC were occupied by rioters. This kind of disorder has been commonplace since Trump was elected, but it has never been this bad. A fire was started in the middle of a road and people wearing the famous red Trump hats were attacked. All across the world today there are so-called "women's marches" going on. Two hundred thousand people are protesting in Washington and they have been joined in solidarity by events in other countries. The women's march in London ended at the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to express their concerns about Trump's alleged bad attitude to women's rights, gay rights, black people's rights, nuclear weapons, climate change and immigration. There were similar events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester. The Edinburgh one is picketing the US Consulate there at the time of writing. The singer Lily Allen joined the London one. It's ironic that if Hillary Clinton had beaten Trump to the Oval Office then all those matters, except climate change, would have been under far greater threat; as I've explained before, see background links below. Despite their name, "male allies" have been welcomed on the women's marches. However I wonder what the organizers really think of the men who support them; my criticism of feminism leads me to think, not a lot. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38700123 and: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38704352. Now we shall find out who Donald J Trump really is. Already he is making very different noises to the ones he made on his campaign trail that make me fear he has been compromised. He has appointed people to his cabinet who he really shouldn't trust; including Mitt Romney, a man who previously denounced Trump as a "con man" in the primaries. John Bolton was nominated by Trump as his secretary of state, and might still get the job. However Bolton is a rabid neoconservative and was George W Bush's ambassador to the United Nations. He is one of the architects of the "War on Terror" and a member of the Project for a New American Century, see: http://hpanwo.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/project-for-new-american-century.html. Trump is not going to pursue any criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton; what happened to "lock her up!"? He has also made several contradictory statements about America's relationship with Israel. He spoke at an American Israel Public Affairs Committee- AIPAC meeting and said: "What's it like to talk to somebody you can't buy?" Yet at the same time he is acting all cosy with several American Zionist lobby groups, see: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/20/donald-trump-sheldon-adelson-israel-trip-campaign-donation. We'll have to watch Trump closely because there are worrying indicators that he is currently being absorbed into the establishment that he has never been a part of before. Unless this is another one of his tricks. It is wise never to underestimate Trump. He is extraordinarily intelligent, cunning and resourceful. His lifetime's experience as a hard-nosed businessman has made him a formidable opponent for anybody. This is why when I Tweeted what I did yesterday I put in brackets "I hope". Time will tell, but I think he deserves a chance. Will the presidency of Donald Trump become another confirmation of my "springtime in Narnia" theory? We'll have to wait and see.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Ben Emlyn-Jones on the Kev Baker Show 15

I have been interviewed again on the Kev Baker Show (aka MrGlasgowTruther) on Truth Frequency Radio, see here for the podcast: https://truthfrequencyradio.com/the-kev-baker-show-69844/.
And here for the illustrated YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uccBSSjrVK8.
Subjects discussed include: Strange photographs of ghosts and winged humanoids, new UFO footage from Chile, SETI analysis of Tabby's Star and much much more.
See here for my previous appearance on the Kev Baker Show: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/ben-emlyn-jones-on-kev-baker-show-14.html.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Is Larry Warren a Fraud? Part 4

Sacha Christie is currently making a big song and dance about a conversation on my Facebook feed that was intended to be humourous. (Incidentally, I wonder who on my friends list is Sacha's sock-puppet. She always seems to know what I'm doing on Facebook even though I've blocked all her overt accounts.) The joke is that the face Andrew Burlington and I spotted is actually Nick Pope. Although there is something vaguely Papal about that reflected visage, it is far too indistinct to make a formal identification and I do not really accuse Nick Pope in any way of being the photographer. This was just a joke and I joined in with it for fun. Goodness knows, the Larry Warren controversy is such a grim subject that if I didn't have a laugh about it occasionally I'd end up crying. Sacha has taken this very obvious banter and twisted it into a serious suggestion (She does this kind of thing a lot and I'll be saying more about that later).

Sacha also reckons that Larry is the face behind the camera and gives other supposed examples of Larry making screenovers of his A10 photo, and others where he met famous people, although she does not give a reason for why this automatically makes them fraudulent. The A10 photo, in this case, is the close-up of the bottom UFO, see above. In this case the reflection is far less distinct than in the last photo I addressed. Despite this, Sacha claims to be able to identify the person taking the photo; she says it is Larry Warren. I don't know why she thinks that when she also claims that we could not nominate Nick Pope from the previous photo, even in jest. Larry's distinguishing features, apparently, are a chain on his wrist and the top of his head... No, I can't recognize Larry from that either. She mirrors the photograph, see below, and says you can see more easily that way; I don't know why. For some reason the forehead is clearer in the mirrored photo, but it still could be anyone as far as I can judge. What's more this image appears to have been tampered with. There is a large black blotch in the centre, just below the left side of the camera. This looks like airbrushing to me. I don't know why this has been done. There are no clear answers yet; only more questions. I will return to this subject later. Source: http://sacha-christie-infomaniachousewife.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/barry-greenwood-issues-statement.html and: http://sacha-christie-infomaniachousewife.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/sacha-christie-and-nick-pope-faked.html.
Many thanks to a friend for the image analysis; somebody who wishes to remain anonymous.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The End of Whistleblower Hunting?

The Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning has had her sentence commuted by the executive order of outgoing US president Barack Obama. She will be released in May this year. Originally she had been due for parole in 2045; it's unlikely she would have lived that long because of the deterioration in her mental and physical health. She is only "she" and not "he" because she went on hunger strike to force the government to give her sex change treatment. Bradley Manning had been a solider serving in Iraq and had approached Wikileaks to expose an attempted cover-up by the US government. In 2007 a helicopter crew had shot dead twelve journalists in Baghdad, mistaking them for terrorists. The government tried to suppress all information about their deadly blunder. Thanks to Manning they failed. However he was brutally punished for his disobedience by the vengeful authorities, being put in jail for what was in practice a life sentence. Murderers receive more leniency; let that be a warning to anybody else contemplating doing the same! I am suspicious that Obama waited until the very end of his presidency before issuing the commutation, no doubt motivated by political considerations. He will now be remembered as "the president who freed Chelsea Manning!"; he's not going to wait a few days and let Donald Trump get that accolade. This is not a pardon and Manning will still have this offence on her criminal record. However that can be quibbled over later; the main thing is she will soon be free... as she should have always been. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38659068. The White House deny it, but it's likely this decision was finalized after an announcement made by Julian Assange a few days earlier. Assange has been under siege in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since August 2012, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/julian-assange-at-ecuador-embassy.html. Like Manning, his health is suffering as a result. He has little sunlight and fresh air and it's beginning to show in his appearance. He has always called for the release of Chelsea Manning and has offered to hand himself over to the law if the US government frees Manning. This is a calculated risk of course, but the original charges of sexual assault in Sweden that he was accused of have been legally discredited so his position is now much stronger. However, there's a bit of a "prisoner's dilemma" here. I hope Assange won't trust the US government at its word and hand himself over now. He should wait until Manning is physically outside the prison gates before stepping out of the embassy. Source: http://news.sky.com/story/julian-assange-stands-by-extradition-deal-pledge-after-chelsea-manning-release-10733049. What will this mean for Edward Snowden and other insiders who have spoken out? Who knows, but if Trump lives up to what he's promised to be, the freeing of Chelsea Manning could just be the start of an ongoing process. If the heat is turned off them all then does this mean the end of the age of whistleblower persecution?

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Brexit will be Rock 'ard!

The Prime Minister Theresa May has broken all the doubts and speculations on Britain leaving the European Union in one fell swoop with a speech she gave this morning, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38641208. Out means out. Not half-in-half-out, not "Brexit Lite", not "micro-Brexit", not "I Can't Believe It's Not Brexit"... Out. The United Kingdom will cease to be part of the European common market in any way. Instead we'll have to scrape along by doing what we used to do for centuries beforehand, including the period when we were the most prosperous and successful nation on earth; set up our own bilateral trade deals with individual states, absent some bureaucratic overarching third party regulator. The final deal will have to be passed by Parliament, but based on last year's little experiment this should not be a problem, see here for details: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/brexit-is-back.html. The Prime Minister's speech will dash the last hopes of the "Remoaners" and hopefully this means we will no longer have to endure their dictatorial whinging about "second referendums!" and "We're the 48%" and "people's challenges!" David Lammy and Gina Miller etc will have to find another hobby horse to occupy their very excessive free time. This speech means the path to Article 50 should now be a downhill run. Wouldn't it be great if it could be triggered before the 23rd of June, when we celebrate UK Independence Day for the first time?