Year: 2000

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De Selby, Hunter S. Thompson, Irish UFOs and more! '...time is just memory mixed with desire' - *The Part You Throw Away*, Tom Waits IRELAND AND ECHELON Irish magazine *The Phoenix*, May 5, 2000, Vol. 18 No. 9, Pgs 20-21, published an article on Ireland's connections to the global spy business: 'The abolition of Ireland's neutral status has been accelerated by a secret agreement with the American and British governments - without even a nod in the direction of the Oireachtas or the Irish public - to join a state-of-the-art, global telecommunications spying apparatus. This is revealed in a special European comission report on the Anglo-American integrated, world-wide network of electronic initelligence collection platforms (120 satellites and ground stations) code-named ECHELON. It produces military, political and economic intelligence by intercepting telecommunications and clandestinely plundering computer files.' Read the rest of the article at: Ireland joins Echelon BLEDDY UFOS One of...

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This article was formerly titled "The State of Policing". It deals with the killing of John Carthy, in April 2000, by Irish police (Gardai), in Abbeylara, Co. Longford. The incident has caused six years of controversy, culminating in the Barr Tribunal. 'Security, the friendly mask of change at which we smile, not seeing what smiles behind' - Edward A. Robinson Let me get one thing straight. I have no personal gripe with the Gardaí (Irish police), despite having being accosted, searched and questioned on several occasions for no apparent reason other than keeping strange hours or minding my own business. In fact, years ago, the Gardaí once saved me from a rather nasty situation, where I was, with some friends, under siege in our apartment. Outside were a considerable number of crazy folk, armed with knives. We had committed no sin - in fact, it was a case of mistaken...

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Material pertaining to the infamous Princess Diana death of August 1997 was recently recovered on a 'recovered' laptop by Blatherskites Greg Barrett and Dave (daev) Walsh... Read a Blather special on the phenomenon of bisociative coincidence. POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK Father Dougal: God, I've heard about those cults Ted. People dressing up in black and saying Our Lord's going to come back and save us all. Father Ted: No, Dougal, that's us. That's Catholicism. Father Dougal: Oh right. (From TV Comedy Series *Father Ted*) On March 22nd, *The Irish Times* published two articles on the antics of Mike Garde, Ireland's *Cult Watchdog*. In response, we issued a letter of criticism to the paper's letters editor, which has yet to appear in print. If there were any other critics of the cult articles, their incensed reactions are also absent from the letters page. What follows is an edited version of...

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by Greg Barrett 'If Christ Came Again He Would Die in a Car Crash' - J.G. Ballard The following report details a preliminary investigation into the Archaeology of bisociative coincidence. It outlines a methodology for the recovery of subconscious effects within particular contemporary scenarios. Such Events incur a generic and socially constructed formula known throughout the modern world as "accidental". "The arrangement of physical objects and temporal sequences that precede an accident must be seen to be purely coincidental: they cannot have been willed." Abiding by this definition, the accident is analogous to the psychological effect of what the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung termed the bisociative coincidence. Each thread of a bisociative coincidence can be traced back according to the linear causality of their respective autonomous paths. However, no individual element can be said to have a causal relationship to another prior to their convergence; the moment of luminosity. "The...

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TEMPIS FUGIT Time does fly - yet another chasm gapes between the previous issue and this one. Its been a quiet couple of months, with very little in the way of Irish paranormal tales coming our way - but we've not been not been idle (the devil found work for us). On the Blather website can be found a fledgling, or worse still, skeleton bookstore, where we hope to start reviewing and recommending books. Tempus Fugit - The Headitorial Out of the Marvellous - Seamus Heaney, and Ancient Irish UFOs No Such Place - Lord Dunsany, falling fish, and no such Ireland Yeats and the Black Arts - Black Masses in Dublin? TPC Meta Holistic Systems - The Ongoing Saga Before we attempt to escape the subject of 'time', a small padded parcel arrived last month, and it bore a postmark of January 3rd in Smithtown, New York, USA. Inside...