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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 07:47:41 AM »
This was yet another problem with Noory. It seemed like every time I tried to listen to Coast to Coast after he took over, Glenys MCants was on. Every time. Every two weeks. Indeed, she did the same material. each time. Before I turned it OFF, I could never figure out if it was a re-run or she was doing the same act again.

As has been pointed out, her numerology system system was not unique. It was a carbon copy of the numerology in every New Age book published in the last 200 years. IIRC, Eliphas Levi had already published the same thing in the 1800s, and his numerology was a modern interpretation of the Greco-Roman system which was the same as the Babylonian system. Her gimmick, which itself is a rip-off of somebody else's trick, is that she is the numerologist of Holywood Celebrities.

It got me wondering who even likes her. Well, turns out that my neighbor, a widow who was suffering from dementia and had 20 cats loved Glenys McCants. She would sit alone in her house all day replaying the same broadcast.

I agree that guests Mel Waters and Bugs from Texas who shot Bigfoot made the show.  And it was fun to watch other weird guests crash and burn like the "want to take a ride" guy with the Roswell Gray in his freezer and DAnyon Brinkley who rewrote his story every time he was caught in a lie. Not sure how many of the audience picked up on that, but for those who did, it was comedic.

If Heather starts attracting random guests like that, the show would be more interesting.

I've never listened to Hoaxland.  He has parlayed the thinest gruel of experience (he claims he was Walter Cronkites science advisor during the moon landing- 50 years ago) into a money i guess good for him. It's likely he would instantly vaporize in the presence of a real scientist like Stanton Friedman or Michio Kaiku because at that point he would know the game is up...fortunately for him, Snoory only throws softballs.

We're agreed on Joshua Pee Warren.  I predict in the presence of an actual demon Josh would promptly shit his pants and run for the hills...

"but at some point it started getting repetitive." Brother, you ain't a kiddin'...

For example: Glynis McCants not only says the same shit over and over and over again. Ever notice that Snoory asks the same god-damned questions to the same guests over and over and over again?  At this point Glynis has been on what like 10x over the past 2 years?  Each and every interview she asks George what his birthday is.  Rather than stop this (as in: "you dumb bitch, this is the 10th time you've asked me that; don't you have it memorized by now?"), good 'ol George plays along.  She then does his numbers and pronounces that he would be good in communication and should consider a career in TV or radio. Gee, I mean, who'd have thought????

To make a bad situation worse, George then expresses his 'surprise' and 'amazement' at how accurate her numbers system really is. 

Christ, I've heard more sophisticated discussions on Hee Haw.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:49:43 PM »
Are you sure that's the m.c.'s doing (or not doing), rather than the producer's?
I don't know. The host and the producer probably work together to find guests. How the work is divided must depend on the host. Heather gives the impression that she actively looks for prospective guests. Noory, on the other hand, gives the impression that his producer does ALL of the work.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:34:45 PM »
Agreed. I was listening to an old 90s Art Bell with him on it the other day and literally nothing he claimed was even close. He must be making the endless failed predictions guesses for the climate change movement.
I'll try to explain something Heather does better by comparing interviews of Ed Dames versus another, lesser known remote viewer who name I forgot.

Whenever Ed Dames is interviewed, he talks up his CIA-developed remote techniques and goes on about how solid they are. Then, he makes some dramatic or scary predictions and takes a few calls. Then we get to hear tons of commercials for 95$ remote viewing DVDs. Not once are we given a demonstration or told how to do a beginner level remote viewing session.

Now, Heather Wade took a completely different approach to an interview with a remote viewer. A few weeks ago, she had a remote viewer on her show. He was practically unknown. She introduced him. He told us how he got started and what he was doing with it. He gave some examples of successes with the method. He talked about the idea behind how remote viewing is believed to work.

Toward the end of the show, he did something fun. He explained how to do remote viewing and had the audience remote view a secret target. If you participated, you could email him a photo of the results of your viewing session. The top ten hits would get a free copy of his book or something.

The winner would be announced the next day. So, the next day, he was on again, and he told us what the target was and discussed some of the submissions. He was a new guest. He wasn't acting like he had a big secret that you could have only if you sent him 95$. He was humble.

I liked this approach. Art or Noory wouldn't have booked him. Heather put the effort into finding him and getting him on her show.

Interesting. The comments following the post are interesting too. If true, it would explain why she never went into detail about the background of her witchcraft method.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:12:09 PM »
Paglini's Sicilian, I think, witchcraft background was interesting. Folklore and folk-magic are fascinating topics. I wish she would have talked more about its history and world view.   IIRC, she only briefly mentioned this. Not sure if she went into more detail when Noory took over the show. I never listened after Noory started.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 21, 2018, 12:34:37 PM »
...Maybe she still can improve.  What she has going for her is her genuine enthusiasm about the subject matter, which Noory doesn't share (regardless of the subject matter of his shows).
This is what I like about her. She enjoys what she's doing. She puts her heart into it. It more than makes up for her lack of finesse in the delivery. Also, I admit she is not perfect, but she does not have  the ghastly vocal idiosyncrasies of some other radio personalities such as those on NPR.

As somebody else mentioned, she's not doing the same old dog and pony show of Major (retired) Ed Dames, Whitley Strieber, Glynis McCants, Linda Mouton Howe, and Evylin Paglini. She's actively finding new guests who have new topics.

IMO, Art over reacted to the alleged rumors. Every body talks about every body. A new family moves into your building or neighborhood, and everybody gossips about them. some of it is doubtless mean-spirited. Art is a public figure, and it's the same thing but on a much larger scale.

"" true. Reminds me of a radical feminist aunt I had when I was a kid. She used to say "Goddess help us" and Goddess this and that "She works in mysterious ways," etc all the time. It bothered me because she came across as having a grudge against men. Bible God is not female ffs. I would say "IT works in mysterious  ways" and referred to her Goddess as a hermaphrodite. I eventually stopped talking to her.

What the people in the articles are doing is messed up. In the first article, female students are being coddled because fewer women go into the fields of mathematics and computer science. They supposedly can't take the pressure. However, I can think of a more likely reason women don't go into those fields - the pay sucks and the hours are long. Work-life balance is poor. Math professors don't earn a lot. Some barely get by. Tenure is a thing of the past. Unless you're a star student at CS, you won't be a top earner either. Want more women in math? Increase the salary, offer some form of job security, and improve work-life balance.

some of the second article is about businesses that are using statistics about populations to figure out how squeeze more money out of their target demographic.

The third one about that humanities, I assume, prof at U of I, she's written a book to try to squeeze money out of the PC SJW plague. Pathetic.

Math is also sexist, racist, non-inclusive, etc, as are tests, apparently:

Not just English, which, for the most part is relatively gender-less but SJWs are also protesting things like French, German, etc but there is some push back.
I like what the Academie Française is doing to protect the French language from this SJW blight. The English language needs something similar.

I have a grocery list of things SJWs have gone apesh*t on me personally over the last few years. SJW in question for half the things in my list was my American ex girl friend.

1) The word "oriental." For whatever reason, certain people have chosen to become offended by the word oriental. I was shocked, and it still boggles my mind how the word can be offensive. Oriental is based on the Latin word orient or orientalis meaning east or from the east. I walk down the street and see stores called "Oriental Groceries," or "Oriental Restaurant" or something variation. I have friends from various parts of Asia who refer to themselves as "Oriental" and that their native culture is "oriental." I think the SJWs want everyone to say "Asiatic" now.

2) Gypsy or the word "gypped." I'm lost on these too. As for the word "Gyp," I learned fast never to buy anything from a street Gypsy. I think we're only allowed to say "Roma" now, which is even more confusing, because the word Roma offends/annoys/confuses Romanians. Romanians and Gypsies are not the same culture.

3) Names of lakes and mountains with the words Indian or Squaw. WTF?  let's just burn all the maps and atlases.

4) The abbreviation "Mrs." WTF? The New York Times now refuses to print it. Instead, they call every female "Ms," even those who are married. This practice is both confusing and cringe-worthy. I no longer read the New York Times.

5) The word "actress." Again, WTF?  It is the feminine form of "actor." Actor is a masculine noun. Females who act are actresses. Men who act are actors. The SJWs suggest we call everyone "actrons" or "female" actors.

Husband or wife is now "partner." "Man" is now "guy." The list goes on.

This trend is a blight on the English language. Sadly, there are 100s of words that are being actively persecuted and censored. The result is that English language is losing its richness, its variety, and its subtleties. There needs to be some way to protect and preserve the English language from SJWs.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 19, 2018, 05:01:00 PM »
If Art said the stalker was real, I believe Art. There is no compelling evidence to support any other conclusions.
You are probably right, but I had to ask. It's not out of disrespect for Art. It's because stalkers kind of fit into the paranoia theme of his show, and Art has a gift for drama. Being stalked is horrible.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 19, 2018, 02:35:45 PM »
Living in a remote region far away from the public, it's hard to believe that a stalker could have access to him. Is the stalker real or is it a cover story used to excuse his early retirement?
Any updates on Art's stalker?

Politics / Re: Race & I.Q.
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:13:31 PM »
I agree with you. I spent a couple of years in San Francisco, and I find that in the last decade or so, it has been crap-flooded by Glassholes or whatever they are - those middle class/bourgeois, self-entitled, snobbish tech workers from Google Inc, Twatter, and Facebook. (They are extremely good at writing computer programs, but beyond that, they are ignorant, uncultured, clueless robots all saying the same thing.) They have gentrified a once great city and driven rent so high that all of the interesting people, creative types, minorities, have been driven out of town. The only people there now are either very old or trust fund babies and YUPPIEs. Currently, the only good thing about the city is the scenery. Except for the odd nomad or hobo passing through, the people there now are not worth knowing or even speaking to for that matter. The only likable people and the only people who were genuine I met there were brown, but sadly, they had to commute from Richmond and other places to their jobs as security guard or garbageman or whatever in the city.. I've traveled across the USA, and I've read a lot of sociology literature.

FYI, there is a reason that the white bourgeois have higher IQs. From preschool to university, they have been in an educational system and a social environment that trains for taking IQ tests. Science has shown that IQ can be improved or harmed to a significant degree based on ones life background.

Id take a group of so-called “low IQ” black folk any day over some fake smart “high IQ” white progressives. Easily the most annoying people there are. These “smart” people are the same people who’ve turned San Francisco into a toilet. Plus they’re just annoying worthless people.

It’s a shame we don’t have a way to measure likability. White people from “progressive big cities” would come in last. Easily the most close minded judgmental group there are. Let’s regulate the environment around some mountain man’s home who lives in the woods 500 miles away while we turn our own city into a shithouse.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:40:56 PM »
Rush Limbaugh had, maybe still has (haven't listened since the 1990s - the content of his program became unbearable when he started talking about Monica Lewinski every day. I never liked the Clintons, and I never cared who they were sleeping with.) an excellent voice. I remember that his pronunciation, tone, and vocabulary were top notch. Unlike the made-for-print voices of the NPR newscasters, he had none of the grating vocal tics, blood curdling lisps, ghastly lip-smacking, "creaky girl," and other heinous idiosyncrasies of the NPR crew that made my skin crawl whenever my American ex girlfriend listened to NPR. As for his personal life, I find it bizarre that a far right social conservative, who at one time called for the jailing of all potheads IIRC, is a junkie. And worse, he forced his maid to risk imprisonment by copping pills for him at various pharmacies with fake scripts.

I've only recently started listening to Heather Wade's program, but I understand that she has improved greatly since she started a few years ago. She's still new at it. Her vocabulary, skills, and her life experiences will increase with age. I'm used to listening to college radio, so her relative inexperience doesn't bother me. I don't have anything against sex workers or phone sex or whatever the rumor was. Just get checked for STDs and don't have unwanted pregnancies.
Yes, Heather would benefit from learning how to pronounce words.  No doubt about it.  But I think we've all learned that she just... how do you say this... doesn't have a big vocabulary or any life experience.  I honestly think she would be good at teaching pre-school or something, but she should not be near a microphone.  No fucking way. 

And you think RUSH LIMBAUGH sounds better than the nerds on NPR?  That pillhead sounds like doing squats the whole time he's on air.

Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:18:23 PM »
A Guardian article went into some detail about her personal issues. Following some extremely bad public behavior and suicide attempts in recent years, she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. That led her to seek help, but bipolar disorder is notoriously difficult to treat.
Wow, that is sad. So young. The reference to a "back problem" leads me to speculate on cause of death will be some kind of OD or something like other musicians etc.

Random Topics / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:28:32 PM »
The Boomers are dropping like flies way earlier than their parents. Serves them right for being such self-absorbed cunts! Worst Generation EVER, and WWI, II, Silent, X, Y, and Z all agree on that! The ONLY people who think Baby Boomers aren't pure shit, is other Baby Boomers.
holler that!! Death to Baby Boomers. They ruined America FFS.

Random Topics / Re: Stobe the Hobo
« on: January 13, 2018, 01:40:11 PM »
It sucks, I'm more bummed out than I should be over a strangers passing.
There's a facebook group with his family, his friends, and his fans and reminiscing together. It's actually very sweet.
That's sad.  I met him once at GG park in San Francisco. Friendly guy who lived an interesting life.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:42:08 PM »
this is a reason why Haiti is in such bad shape. AFIK, Hilary's brother is still in Haiti cheating them on business deals.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:34:22 PM »
If only he would think before he speaks. His position is not controversial. He's just vulgar.

Its crude because Trump knows no better. I've had shits with more class. And its all well and good but it will come back on him and the USA. There's few countries now that Trump can visit that won't invite revulsion. He this morning cancelled the visit to the UK in February on the ludicrous pretense that he disagreed with the selling off of the old US embassy (He falsely said it was Obama, it wasn't, it was GW Bush). He has no idea about anything, zero. He's just a one man wrecking ball and a waste of skin and oxygen.

Random Topics / Re: Where is Art Bell?
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:40:59 AM »
Hi Everyone

Where TF is Art? He needs to come back on the air. So much stuff is going on in the world and we NEED him. Can anyone tell me what he's been up to or where to listen to him? I find it hard to believe he's completely disappeared. Radio is his passion! I need some explanation here. Why did he just go into seclusion? Did he or what happened? I remember that whole ordeal he had with Sirius but the non-compete expired in 2015, right??
At the age of 74 or so, he started a new family. That takes a lot of energy at any age, and now that he is pushing into old age, he must be overwhelmed, assuming he has not hired a governess or nanny for that purpose.

That, and I suspect he has had some form of existential crisis. Art Bell put his heart into his show in search of evidence for the paranormal and the unexplained. How many times, for how many years can you parade blatant frauds, convicted con artists (eg Sylvia Browne), the mentally ill, scammers, self-promoters, writers of shoddy New Age books, cultists, idiots, and the delusional; and at the end of the day you have ZERO convincing results, your legacy has amounted to nothing but a side show albeit a profitable one, and still have enthusiasm for what you're trying to do? And pile on top of that roughly 35 minutes of grating advertisements, news blurbs, and announcements per hour of broadcast time.

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: UFOs
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:40:44 AM »
Why can't I edit my post? The modify button has disappeared. I wanted to add that Fermi calculated that it would take only 1 million years for a civ with Einstein level physics (pre-FTL drive) to colonize every planet in one galaxy.

Paranormal - Conspiracy - UFOs - Etc. / Re: UFOs
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:41:47 AM »
Maybe I should send this to Linda Mouton Howe?

What do you all think of the Fermi Paradox? The observable universe contains 1*10**11 galaxies each with 100 billion stars each with perhaps 4 planets. Recently, astrophysicists tell us that the universe is actually infinite in size, based on recent observations and calculations of the Hubbel constant. It makes lean toward the Zoo hypothesis.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:54:22 AM »
One more thing on the immigrants from shithole countries - They are flooding the manual labor workforce. Labor was traditionally the foundation of the American economy. A surplus of unemployed workers, especially when they come from a country that thinks you're rich if you make a dollar a day drives down wages for unskilled/semiskilled labor. A lot of things fall under this category: roofer, yard worker, handiman, painter, factory, farmhand, cowboy, and even some tradesmen.  The natives who traditionally worked those jobs are smart enough to know that you can't live off that wage any more, and therefore no longer want take those jobs. They cannot afford to take those jobs. That's Econ 101. Then politicians come along and say there is a shortage of labor and that more immigrants are needed to take those jobs.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:44:40 AM »
Since when is Haiti NOT a "shithole country?" And then there is Zambia with their jankum epidemic (the BBC documented Zambian street children getting high by huffing fermented human excrement they fish from the open air sewers in their cities of mud huts - err sorry, corrugated metal shacks sealed with tarps and cardboard. Then the PC crowd accused them of making up the story). I understand that it is rude to insult somebody's home country to their face, and it's not appropriate for a world leader to say that, but WTF? If Haiti and the others were not shitholes, they wouldn't be smuggling themselves out in shipping containers and giant rubber rafts to try to get to Europe and the USA.

What's with the SJW uproar? If Haiti and undeveloped countries in Africa are so great, why don't the SJWs just GTFO of America and go live there? Do the SJWs expect the rest of the world to coddle everyone from a shithole country and tell them every country is special and wonderful, etc?

Heretic!! He used to be a science adviser I'll have you know.
I hope he wasn't advising NASA on how to design rocket engines. I saw what he did with the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation in "Von Braun's Secret."

I'm beginning to see his appeal. His career is like a long, slow train wreck, and it's kind of fun to watch, in a morbid way.

Hoagland claimed that an Apollo 17 pic showed a spar on the Moon. Damn if he isn't right, when you look closely.

Yes, like this.  As for Hoagland, I don't think he has the technical skills to copy-paste. As a former museum curator working at NASA, he wouldn't have learned how. That's why he is still showing us his images after zooming way in and zooming back out.

I see what you did there ... cute.
Something I haven't seen other people explicitly point out is that all this stuff is always just at the edge of the image pixel scale.  That's why it's huge, because until the last few years all our pixels were 10s to 100s of meters (or kilometers) on a side.  Hence, everything he claims to see has to be multiples of that.  "Highly coincidental."  Or, since "there are no coincidences," gosh, I guess I just explained everything!
As you point out, this is Hoagland's method. He magnifies images beyond the original resolution and then shrinks them: Zoom in,  Zoom out.. The image processing software introduces artifacts that tend to be geometric and look like roads, buildings, and other structures. Hoagland is an obvious fraud. I can't believe anybody takes him seriously.

The first time I heard him on Art Bell, I copy-pasted an areal view of a MacDonalds onto a NASA photo of Mars and emailed it to Art.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:07:24 PM »
Can Ms. Wade pronounce anything correctly?

OK, so Bill Dana's Jose Jimenez was before her time, so I can forgive her pronouncing the J in "Jimenez" as a J instead of an H.

But "cyndrilical"?  Twice?!
Her show would be greatly improved if she would take some speech lessons. Actors and media personalities do this all the time. It is part of their professional training. It is expected for a national talk show host (unless they work for NPR, the network for reporters with speech impediments). It is critical for a talk show host to pronounce words correctly and clearly and to have a soothing voice - Art Bell, Rush LImbaugh, Howard Stern, or the BBC, especially before 1990.

I cringed when she said "Ji-men-ez." Her pronunciation bothers me too  -- not nearly as bad as American National Public Radio whose shtick is their reporters with made-for-print voices -- but she can really screw up at times, and that forces me to turn off her show. 

One thing I don't get is why. California used to belong to Spain and then Mexico. For that reason as well as immigration from Latin countries, a large minority have Spanish surnames. Many of the street names all over California are Spanish. You'd think that somebody from California ( I understand Heather Wade is from there ) could at least get Jimenez right.

I try to catch the show when it streams live, beginning at 6AM my time. That's when I go to bed, and because city background noise bothers me, I need something that sounds good to help me sleep. Anything other than a mellifluous voice with superb diction curdles my blood.

Ms. Wade, please work on your radio voice. Right now, that's the biggest drawback of your show.

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: January 06, 2018, 01:51:31 PM »
A lot of people with a lot of money have been trying to lock up the Clintons for decades, but nothing (no jail, no removal from office) has come of it. Is there any reason to expect a different outcome this time?

I suspect both of the Clintons are crooked. Furthermore, anybody who "smoked but didn't inhale" and then went to hold a position of power and saw millions of people going to jail/prison for the same thing he lied about (smoking marijuana or doing any other kind of illegal drug for that matter) is loathsome, to put it mildly. The whole time, his wife stood by his side.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 06, 2018, 12:06:01 PM »
!!! Same guy, the dude with his picture in a Encyclopedia Dramatica entry, I'm surprised he's not in prison.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:31:27 AM »
Rob, the Acid-Ghost
Rob the Acid, Ghost
Rob the A.C.; I.D. Ghost
I wanted to write Rob the Acid Ghost, but I didn't know if you could put spaces in your name. 

I'm going to try to figure out how subscribe to the official Midnight in the Desert site, but I'm having trouble viewing it unless I use an American proxy server -- which isn't viable for daily streaming or massive downloads.

Thanks for the warning about the dude with the horse porn. That stuff makes the news sometimes. There was somebody in the papers who was busted running an "animal brothel." During the police raid, traumatized horses, dogs, Vaseline-covered gerbils, and a sheepish middle-aged British client were reported to have been found on the compound. The story was so bizarre that South Park did a spoof on it, I think.

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