Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dzopa Stones of Tibet and Strange NEWS

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; AP.org; PRI.org; crystalinks.com

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows
NEW DELHI, India - When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over.

"There are no rains," said the 44-year-old woman from drought-stricken Tamil Nadu, one of hundreds of farmers protesting in the capital for more government support. "Even for drinking, we get water only once in 10 days."

A new study suggests that India will see more such tragedies as climate change brings hotter temperatures that damage crops and exacerbate drought. For every 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming above 20 degrees C (68 degrees F) during the growing season in India, there are 67 more suicides on average, according to the findings published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, or PNAS.
The message "is that farming is an inherently risky occupation, with annual incomes often held hostage to the weather, and it's getting riskier in the era of climate change," said Vikram Patel, an Indian psychiatrist and mental health expert with Harvard Medical School in Boston who was not involved in the study. More

Billions down the drain as NEW nuclear plants scrapped. (Old ones still coming?)

For this installment of The California Canon: Great Books from the Golden State, David Kipen brings us "If He Hollers Let Him Go" by Chester Himes.
Scaramucci out of White House job as John Kelly takes charge
I dunt need dis stinkin job, mo-fos.
The Mooch is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job -- and just hours after Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn into office. Trump had insisted earlier Monday that there was "no chaos" in his White House. 
Tibet's Dzopa Stone Discs
As humanity searches for its extraterrestrial roots, amount the enigmatic objects found along the way are the Drop Stones of Tibet.

Who were the Dropa? The Dropa (also known as Dropas, Drok-pa, or Dzopa) are, according to certain controversial writers, a race of dwarf-like extraterrestrials who landed near the Chinese-Tibetan border some 12,000 years ago.

Skeptics note, however, a number of problems with the case (and a lack of corroborative evidence), which offers significant doubt as to the reality of the more sensational Dropa claims. Mainstream critics argue that the entire affair is a hoax. 

Alleged Discovery -- Chi Pu Tei, a professor of archaeology at Beijing University, and his students were on an expedition to explore a series of caves in the pathless Himalayan mountains of the remote Bayan-Kara-Ula in Qinghai on the border of China and Tibet. The caves may have been artificially carved to be a system of tunnels and underground storerooms. The walls were squared and glazed, as if cut into the mountain with great heat.

They found many neat rows of tombs with short 4 ft 4 inch skeletons buried within. The skeletons had abnormally big heads, and small, thin, fragile bodies. A member of the team suggested that these might be the remains of an unknown species of mountain gorilla. Prof. Chi Pu Tei was said to respond, "Who ever heard of apes burying one another?" 

There were no epitaphs at the graves, but instead hundreds of one foot wide stone discs ("Dropa Stones") were found having 3/4 inch wide holes in their centers. On the walls were carved pictures of the rising sun, moon, stars, the land, mountains, and lines of pea-sized dots connecting the earth with the sky. Along with the discs, the cave drawings had been determined to be about 12,000 years old. More

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