2008: I Should Have Done Something When I Could

By Ted Twietmeyer 5-20-8 Will you say one day, “I Should Have Done Something When I Could?” Time is running out faster than most people realize. If you’re reading this essay on rense.com, a similar website or via email, you are probably already aware of this fact. But this essay isn’t intended to preach to the choir. My intention is to provide something useful to share with your friends and families who need help understanding. It is intended to help them to understand that what they see and hear is engineered, controlled and filtered courtesy of Uncle Sam. That spell cast upon them needs to be broken, just as your spell was broken some time ago. Some twenty years ago, a friend of mine nearing retirement came to our home to help convert it from propane to natural gas. We worked hard and long together that day, cutting, threading […] Read More

Human Footprints Dating Back up to 25,000 Years Found in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, specialists have discovered five human footprints in northern Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara that could be between 4,500 and 23,000 years old, officials said. The find took place in the northern state of Chihuahua after a local resident notified the authorities about the imprints, which were probably left by some of the first humans to populate that region of northern Mexico. INAH said in a communique that these are “the first human footprints to be found” in Chihuahua and that if their antiquity is verified, “they will be added to the few footprints left by the earliest inhabitants of the American continent that are preserved in Mexico.” To date in Mexico footprints have been found in the municipality of Cuatro Cienegas in Coahuila state and on a ranch in the state of Sonora. Two of the footprints correspond to the two […] Read More

Strange Clay Statues, 1500 Years Old, Puzzle Archaeologists

by Dan Eden One of the best books I have ever read (although I didn’t realize it at the time) was The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn. The main revelation of this book was that science, rather than evolving from one discovery to the next with smooth, logical and empirical purity, is subject to an evil called a “paradigm.” Kuhn’s “paradigm” is the adherence of science to a particular idea, often even in the face of conflicting evidence, resulting from a grand discovery. As time progresses and additional knowledge is gathered, there occasionally appear to be facts that contradict the previaling belief and these unexplained facts are usually censored or suppressed. Eventually, however, a new theory will come along that allows for both the accepted findings and the previously “unexplained” and, when this happens, the new belief system is reluctantly accepted and becomes the next dogmatic paradigm. […] Read More

Mysterious ruins may help explain Mayan collapse

Hidden in the hilly jungle, the ancient site of Kiuic (KIE-yuk) was one of dozens of ancient Maya centers abandoned in the Puuc region of Mexico’s Yucatan about 10 centuries ago. The latest discoveries from the site may capture the moment of departure. “The people just walked away and left everything in place,” says archaeologist George Bey of Millsaps College in Jackson Miss., co-director of the Labna-Kiuic Regional Archaeological Project. “Until now, we had little evidence from the actual moment of abandonment, it’s a frozen moment in time.” The ancient, or “classic” Maya were part of a Central American civilization best known for stepped pyramids, beautiful carvings and murals and the widespread abandonment of cities around 900 A.D. in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador. They headed for the northern Yucatan, where Spanish conquistadors met their descendants in the 1500s (6 million modern Maya still live in Central […] Read More

2011: Mexico acknowledges 2nd Mayan reference to 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9964074 MARK STEVENSON Associated Press= MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s archaeology institute downplays theories that the ancient Mayas predicted some sort of apocalypse would occur in 2012, but on Thursday it acknowledged that a second reference to the date exists on a carved fragment found at a southern Mexico ruin site. Most experts had cited only one surviving reference to the date in Mayan glyphs, a stone tablet from the Tortuguero site in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco. But the National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement that there is in fact another apparent reference to the date at the nearby Comalcalco ruin. The inscription is on the carved or molded face of a brick. Comalcalco is unusual among Mayan temples in that it was constructed of bricks. Arturo Mendez, a spokesman for the institute, said the fragment of inscription had been discovered years ago […] Read More