Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Tridents: Medak & Air Algerie Disasters

The logo of Air Algerie, rotated to vertically present itself, appears similar to a trident. As noted here, "Flight MH17: Twilight Tridents and Noteworthy Numbers," tridents are connected, for whatever reason, to some recent crashes and accidents. Also, as it developed, the logo for Penghu County, where GE222 crashed, is trident-like (see here).

Furthermore, besides the Air Algerie incident today, 18 children and a bus driver were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in Medak District, southern India. 

Looking up "Medak," I "coincidentally" found this: "The Methukudurgam or Methukuseema citadel is a remnant of the city's prosperous times during the reign of the Kakatiya dynasty....The fort also holds a 17th-century cannon that is 3.2 meters long and is etched with a trident symbol." (Emphasis added.)

We are looking at logos and art that are stylized flowers, birds, and planes, needless to say, yes, but tridents, nevertheless.

Todd Campbell was looking at Tridents from 2007-2011, at his blog. Campbell's "Through the Looking Glass" was on target before it was insightful to be hitting the bullseye with tridents.

It is also, of course, worthy of noting that the Mumbai attack (India's 9/11 of 2008) was at the Trident Hotel.

Plus, yesterday was "Batman Day," and guess what the fictional Wayne Enterprises uses as their logo?

Now to the breaking news from Africa...
On Thursday, July 24, 2014, an Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane.

Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, early Thursday. It was supposed to arrive at Algiers' Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later.

The Air Algerie Flight 5017 disappearance comes exactly a week after a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was brought down in Ukraine with 298 people on board.

[Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country's largest city, with a population of 1,475,223 (as of 2006). The city's name is often shortened to Ouaga. The inhabitants are called ouagalais. The spelling of the name Ouagadougou is derived from the French orthography common in former French African colonies. If English orthography were used (as in Ghana or Nigeria), the spelling would be Wagadugu.
The name Ouagadougou dates back to the 15th century when the Ninsi tribes inhabited the area. They were in constant conflict until 1441 when Wubri, a Yonyonse hero and an important figure in Burkina Faso's history, led his tribe to victory. He then renamed the area from Kumbee-Tenga, as the Ninsi had called it, to Wage sabre soba koumbem tenga, meaning "head war chief's village." Ouagadougou is a Francophone spelling of the name.]

The plane, an MD-83, was carrying 110 passengers, two pilots and four crew members. The MD-83 is part of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family of twin-engine, single-aisle jets.

The plane belongs to a private Spanish company, Swiftair, but it appears to have been operated by Air Algerie.
"We have lost contact with the plane," Swiftair said.
"At this moment, emergency services and our staff are working on finding out more on this situation."
Air Algerie said via Twitter, "Unfortunately, for the moment we have no more information than you do. We will give you the latest news live."
The tweet appears since to have been deleted, according to CNN.

Initial reports of the crash were confirmed by Algerian aviation authorities. "I can confirm that it has crashed," an anonymous official told Reuters. While details of the whereabouts of the plane remain unclear, early reports from the CCTV network and Algerian TV suggested that it went down in Niger.

Later reports say that this Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board that dropped off radar is thought to have crashed in Mali, the flight operator said.

Air Algerie said via Twitter that the plane has apparently crashed in the Tilemsi area, about 43 miles (70 kilometers) from the southeastern city of Gao (which had the ancient name of Kawkaw or Kuku).

There are reports that many French citizens may have been on board 5017.

Air Algerie is Algeria's national airline, with flights to 28 countries.

The deadliest incident in the airline's history occurred in March 2003 when a domestic flight crashed after takeoff, killing 102 people on board. One person survived.

In February 2014, a Hercules C-130 military aircraft crashed in the mountains of eastern Algeria, killing 77 of the 78 people on board.


So, where should we look for the next tragedy, terrorist attack, or crash? 

The Japan Airlines logo is a stylized trident.

Club Med uses the trident as their logo.

Even Arizona State might be in the mix with their trident logo.

Does the past predict the future?

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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GE 222 Crashes Into Xixi Buildings

Between 47 to 51 people (reports vary) are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways (Flight GE 222) passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Early reports say the plane crashed into residential buildings attempting an emergency landing. Late reports say GE 222 crashed outside the airport in Xixi village.

At least 11 other people were injured in the crash of the twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 plane, which happened outside Magong airport at about 7 p.m. local time, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. But weather appears to be a factor. Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong winds, shutting financial markets and schools. Typhoon Matmo (international designation: 1410, JTWC designation: 10W, PAGASA name: Henry) was a tropical cyclone which struck Taiwan. It was the tenth named storm and the fourth typhoon of the annual typhoon season.

The GE 222 had taken off from Koasiung, Taiwan, CNA reported.

On May 25, 2002, China Airlines Flight 611, a Boeing 747-200 aircraft flying from Taipei, Taiwan to Hong Kong disintegrated and exploded over the Penghu Islands. The wreckage slammed into the Taiwan Strait, a couple of miles off the coast. All 225 passengers and crew on board were killed.

The Penghu islands are off the main Taiwanese island's west coast. The Penghu Islands, also known as the Pescadores Islands (from Portuguese "fishermen") are an archipelago off the western coast of Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait consisting of 64 small islands and islets. In the 15th century, the Ming ordered the evacuation of the islands as part of their maritime ban. When these restrictions were removed in the late 16th century, fishing communities were re-established on the islands, so that passing Portuguese mariners named the islands the "Pescador" (fisherman) islands. Named Peng-Hu in Chinese with the meaning "peaceful lake," this string of islands is also known to the world as the Pescadores Archipelago, or the Fishermen's Islands, located between Taiwan and the Mainland China.

The landmark fishtrap of the Pescadores.

The whole archipelago forms the Penghu County (Chinese:澎湖縣; pinyin: Pénghú Xiàn; Wade–Giles: P'eng2-hu2 Hsien4) of Taiwan. Covering an area of 141 square kilometers, Penghu County is the second smallest county in Taiwan after Lienchiang County.

The coat of arms for Penghu County - in essence, a stylized trident, showing oceans ways for the watery-named islands.

The logo for TransAsia Airways, a stylized dragon.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Chariots of the Gods Screenwriter John Fasano, 52, Dies

Director/screenwriter/producer John Fasano, 52, died in his sleep on July 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. He was in the midst of adapting Erich Von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods into a major motion picture.

Fasano is shown writing Chariots of the Gods, in Austria, on December 22, 2010.

Fasano's interest in Chariots of the Gods goes back several years. The movie's production group consists of Media Invest Entertainment, Court Five, and Paradox Entertainment. Executive producers are Fredrik Malmberg (Conan), Alan Murphy, Mark Ordesky (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Exists, Quest), Norbert Reichart, and Dan Rosenfelt (Conan).

Statue from the late Jōmon period (1000 - 400 BC) in Japan, 
interpreted by Von Daniken as depicting an alien visitor.

John M. Fasano was born August 24, 1961. 

Fasano began his film career unofficially at the age of 8 when he was asked to take coffee to Ben Gazarra on the set of John Cassavettes' Husbands while it was shooting in his hometown of Port Washington, New York. Strongly bitten by the film making bug, Fasano immediately started making 8mm films using armatured clay and Aurora models.

After graduating SUNYCollege at Purchase in 1984, Fasano used his artistic talents art directing for magazines such as Muscle and Beauty, Race Car & Driver, Wrestling Power and OUI. He also found work painting the one sheet posters for Grindhouse films such as Tenement (Slaughter in the South Bronx) for legendary exploitation film producers Roberta Findlay and Walter Sear. Fasano rewrote and acted in their film Blood Sisters. His work impressed All in the Sex Family producer Jack Bravman, who contracted Fasano to write and work on the infamous Zombie Nightmare, starring Adam West and a young Tia Carerre. Fasano ended up also producing and assistant directing the film, as well as appearing in it as the character "William Washington."

John Fasano's film career then began in earnest with the producing and directing of the now Cult Classic horror films, Rock 'n Rock Nightmare and Black Rose (Synapse DVD).  He then moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote the hit films Another 48 Hours (for director Walter Hill, Paramount Pictures), Alien 3 (20th Century Fox), Universal Soldier: The Return and Darkness Falls (for Sony Pictures), and Shaolin (for Disney).  He was a producer on Rapid Fire (Fox), Ginostra (Canal Plus), Tombstone (Hollywood Pictures), and Sniper: Reloaded and Hostel: Part III (Sony). 

He also did television projects including F/X: The Series (Rysher), and Mean Streak and The Legend of Butch & Sundance (Showtime). He wrote The Hunley and WGA nominated teleplay for The Hunchback (TNT)

Fasano wrote Saving Jessica Lynch (NBC) and the Tom Selleck hit Stone Cold (CBS). Fasano directed the television movies Murder at the Presidio (USA) and A Family Lost (Lifetime). He directed ten episodes for the first and second seasons of the kid’s action show Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (CW4Kids Network). Fasano has even made inroads into the New Media by creating and writing the Sony/Crackle Woke Up Dead series starring Jon Heder.

Fasano was a movie monster fan, made Halloween masks of his own (here's one from 2005), and had an impressive collection. 

John with Ray Harryhausen (June 29, 1920-May 7, 2013)

Johnny and Zechria Sitchen (July 11, 1920-October 9, 2010), translator of the Enki Tablets.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

James Holmes' Evolving Appearance

Today is the second anniversary of the The Dark Knight Rises shooting on July 20, 2012. That mayhem took place in Theater 9 at the Century 16, in Aurora, Colorado, and left 12 people dead, 70 injured. 

At top is James Holmes, during a March 2013 court appearance, showing his "new look." The photograph below is from a June 2013 court session.
Holmes reportedly converted to Islam and prays five times a day, noted 2013 news items.

Holmes' presentation of self has evolved since his arrest. 
(July 2012 left, September 2012 right).

On July 17, 2014, Circa wrote:
Witnesses at a pre-trial hearing discussing evidence told the court in Oct. 2013, that when James Holmes' bedroom was searched after the July 20, 2012, theater shooting, police found that his calendar had the date of the shooting marked "with a unique symbol."

Thomas McGrath of Dangerous Minds wrote an article, "The Copycat Effect: Meet the Man Who Predicted the Aurora Shooting," which captures well my experience of the event.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

MH17's Buk, Beech Tree, La Fayette, and the Fayette Factor

"The Buk - which means beech tree in Russia - is a 1970s vintage, truck-mounted, radar-guided missile system, codenamed SA-11 Gadfly by Cold War NATO adversaries." ~ Reuters, 17 July 2014.

MH17 was shot down by a Buk, according to Ukrainian Interior Ministry official Anton Gerashchenko.

"The plane was struck by a Buk missile, and in Russian, Buk means beech = Lafayette, the little beech-tree." ~ Matthew Deagle, Twilight Language commentary.

In my essay, The Fayette Factor, I noted, of course, that "Lafayette" translates into "the little fairy" or "the little enchantment." This does track back to a "little beech-tree."

"La fayette" consists of the elements "fay" (fairy) and the diminuitive "-ette," translating literally as "little 'little people.'"
Others have said this, as well.
The name Lafayette is of French origin. It means either faith or comprehensive. Lafayette is actually an amalgamation of two words in French "La" and "Fayette". Though it is spelt in its combined form in the United States it is spelt in two parts in France. The word "La" is actually the article "the" in French and "Fayette" in the Old French means "little fairy". Source.
An alternative view of "Lafayette" notes it can be translated from the French as "the little enchantment," as well as "the little fairy." Joan of Arc at the age of 8 danced around a beech tree, a "fay tree," a "fairy tree," some recording that she saw fairies. Others tell that she heard voices, had visions, and was "enchanted."

The beech tree, literally, the "fairy tree," la fayette, are historically lexilinked to Joan de Arc.

Joan of Arc was born in 1412 in the Valley of the Meuse in the small farming village of Domremy, France. Later visitors have commented on the area, the beech tree, and more.
On a beautiful August afternoon while our Division was out at rest after going through the Marne campaign, I went in a Ford through the Joan of Arc country and visited her home, her church, and the beautiful Basilica built on the hill overlooking the charming Valley of the Meuse. The route out from Gondrecourt was charming. We went by splendid roads along the ridge of the valley for many miles. At length we came into the village of Domremy where in 1412 Joan of Arc was born in a humble home of humble parents, her father being a peasant farmer. Joan was brought up to sew and cook, tend sheep, attend mass and pray. She had little or no schooling. As a girl she was like other girls, light-hearted and merry. Around that old majestic beech tree which was known as the "fairy tree" by the village, she used to join other children in summer days in making wreaths of flowers and hanging it on the tree and then gleefully dancing around it. There is a story that when about twelve years of age she was playing with other children and then finished up with a race in which she ran so swiftly that her feet did not seem to touch the ground. It was that day she heard a voice that she thought was her brother's calling her. It was not her brother's but the "Voice" that was to be heard by her in later days so often and which was to make known to her, her duty as the Lord's chosen one. Source.

Joan of Arc and the beech tree are linked.
Fifteen centuries earlier, France had been the Celtic land of Gaul, its people the ancestors of medieval French peasants like Joan. Traces of the old Celtic religion survived into her time. Near Domrémy grew a beech tree which villagers called the "Ladies' Tree" or "Fairies' Tree." They gathered May-branches there. Young people danced and sang under its canopy. "My godmother," Joan said, "even told me that she had seen fairies there, but I do not know whether it was true or not."
Between the tree and the village was a spring believed to have healing properties. In Domrémy, the fourth Sunday in Lent was called "Fountains Sunday," when the villagers would eat a special meal of bread, wine and eggs under the Ladies' Tree, then stop to drink from the spring on their way home. On Ascension Day, the fortieth day after Easter, when the local priest blessed the fields, he made another stop to recite the gospel under the Ladies' Tree.
Ancient Celts believed gods and spirits dwelt in places like trees and springs. As proselytizing monks spread Christianity across Europe, they struggled to persuade people that the world around them was not sacred. In southern France, the second Council of Arles decreed in 452 that a bishop would be guilty of sacrilege if he allowed his people to "venerate trees, fountains, or stones." In 724 Saint Boniface cut down an oak sacred to the Germanic god Donar and built a church out of its wood.
Finally though, after centuries of failing to eliminate customs associated with sacred trees and wells, Christian authorities incorporated them into their world view. Even today, wells consecrated to Christian saints and Christianized Celtic deities are important features of the Celtic landscape.
It was in a green and leafy place that thirteen-year-old Joan first heard a mysterious voice. "I was terrified," she said. "The voice came to me about noon; it was summer, and I was in my father's garden. I had not fasted the day before. I heard the voice on my right hand, towards the church. There was a great light all about."
"Twice and thrice a week" she said, "the voice told me that I must depart and go into France." She came to believe the voices were those of St. Michael, St. Catherine and St. Margaret. In the spring of 1428, without telling her parents, she persuaded a relative to take her to Robert de Baudricourt, the military commander in nearby Vaucouleurs. He laughed and sent her home. But she kept returning. Her persistence and confidence finally won him over. Source.
Gilbert du Motier—better known as the Marquis de Lafayette—had ancestors who served in the Crusades and alongside Joan of Arc. Marshal of France Gilbert de La Fayette III, an ancestor of Marquis De Lafayette, led the army of Joan of Arc, in Orléans.

Photo at top. From the Foret de la Montagne de Reims. "Inside the national park you can also find the very strange, weird, mysterious Faux de Verzy. It is a variety of beech and is also called 'tortuosa' because of the deformities of the trunk and branches. The story is that the trees grow very slowly but get very old....One is called le faux de la Demoiselle, in honor of Joan of Arc, said to have slept in the forest." Source.

Things do come full circle.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Flight MH17: Twilight Tridents and Noteworthy Numbers

Update: Another Trident. One of the Dutch victims had been a rower for Indiana University - and the logo for UI forms a trident. Karlijn Keijzner was 25, a doctoral student in the chemistry department studying an anti-cancer drug with potential for Alzheimer's treatment.

Read below about what I earlier wrote about tridents abounding in this MH17 story.


What are the hidden meanings in today's breaking news?

On July 17, 2014, around 10:00 am EDT, Malaysia Airlines Flight Number 17, a Boeing 777 passenger plane from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine.

This plane used for MH17 had its first flight 17 years ago on July 17, 1997, and now is apparently shot down on July 17, 2014. Source.

"Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam," the Malaysia Airlines tweeted. "The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace."

An adviser to the Ukraine Interior Minister says separatists shot down the passenger plane with a Russian-made Buk ground-to-air missile system. The separaists in Donetsk admit to using these systems.

There were reportedly 295 people on board (280 passengers and 15 crew) when it crashed in Torez, which is about 25 miles from the Russian border.

There were 23 Americans on the flight, and were no survivors. It appears the plane was filled with tourists on their way to vacation in Bali and other Asian areas. The number 23 seems symbolic.

Some attention is being given to the fact that Malaysia Airlines' logo is a trident.

The coat of arms of Ukraine is a trident.

The significance and foreshadowing that occurred due to the role of tridents was apparent in March. 

Blogger Sibyl Hunter saw this in "Follow the Trident." 

Then there's the Maserati, as shown here in True Detective
which has as its logo, the trident.

Researcher Satenetas Rotenetor posted the following:
A trident / is a three-pronged spear. It is used for spear fishing and historically as a polearm. The trident is the weapon of Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea in classical mythology. In Hindu mythology it is the weapon of Shiva, known as trishula (Sanskrit for "triple-spear").
The word "trident" comes from the French word trident, which in turn comes from the Latin word tridens or tridentis: tri "three" and dentes "teeth". Sanskrit trishula is compound of tri "three" + "thorn".
The Greek equivalent is (tríaina), from Proto-Greek trianja (threefold).
The trident in the Coat of Arms of Ukraine is known as Tryzub , the literal translation of "trident". Source/Wikipedia.
In Hindu mythology, SHIVA is the God of destruction.
TRIDENTS everywhere..........
The first Trident warned us they would strike when least expected:

Logo of Maserati is a trident.

Rotenetor also noted:
1. Here you have your warning,the Super Bowl, Maserati. TRIDENT

2. The symbol on the tail of a Malaysian aircraft. TRIDENT

3. The UKRAINE coat of arms. TRIDENT.

4. Just erected last night on the 9/11 memory site.double TRIDENT.

5. The fuzzy satelite image / China sent Americans
on a wild goose chase to see if they would follow orders.
9/11 written on it.

6. A combined pre planned UN/NATO exercise will take place
in the Ukraine in JULY called Rapid TRIDENT

To read more, such as this plane being a 777 (a trident), see here.

A three-fingered hand salute is sometimes used to mimic the Tryzub; as for example in pro-independence demonstrations in the late 1980s and in the logo of the (Ukrainian) Svoboda party. Above, a man at the Euromaidan, doing the fascist Svoboda salute, surrounded by the flags of Svoboda, and in the background of EU and UPA.

The three-finger salute from the Hunger Games.

I just wrote about the hand sign that Cassidy Stay did at the public memorial service for her family, after the Spring, Texas, mass shooting. The three-finger salute is different, but the sync is worthy of noting.

Synchromysticism haunts the event of MH17.

As the Red Dirt Report's Andrew W. Griffin's commentary reminded me, today is the exact anniversary - 18 years ago – to the day – that TWA 800 was blown out of the sky. Also, brought to mind is the fate of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 being shot down by a Soviet jet on September 1, 1983.

Other situations like this have happened before:
April 20, 1978: Korean Airlines Flight 902, which diverted from its planned course on a flight from Paris to Seoul and strayed over the Soviet Union.
After being fired upon by an interceptor aircraft, the crew made a forced landing at night on the surface of a frozen lake. Two of the 97 passengers were killed by the hostile fire.
September 1, 1983: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 shot down by at least one Soviet air-to-air missile after the 747 had strayed into Soviet airspace. All 240 passengers and 29 crew were killed.
July 3, 1988: Iran Air Flight 655 Aircraft was shot down by a surface to air missile from the American naval vessel U.S.S. Vincennes. All 16 crew and 274 passengers were killed.

In Russian history, let us recall these moments:

On July 17, 1762, Catherine II becomes the Tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.

On July 17, 1918, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered by Bolshevik Chekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

I will update this report as this story unfolds, and others weigh in with lexilinks, connections, and sync. Your comments are welcome.