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Xmas III video shows 23rd January 15 BC (-14)

16 BC Planets Gather Bar Jupter (Xmas III) MP (see link)

http://youtu.be/cCE8MgmxOq4

Hi There,

All planets event with Pluto, in line of sight near the Sun,
without Jupiter. Transit of Regulus pauses Jupiter as Christmas Star.

Christmas Eve with two midnights, two noons and two events, both with
Jupiter in starring role. (Millenium Point and Bethlehem Midnight)
Christmas Day procession of planets and Pluto, on 23rd January 15 BC
Good Friday Eclipse over Jerusalem at 6pm, on 21st June 19 AD
(It’s on a list) 32.4 years between the two dates.

Millenium Point is one in a thousand years.

Where Jupiter, the Earth and Sun line up exactly,

with all the rest of the planets and Pluto, sunside of Earth.

TheSkyX Professional Planetarium

Version 10.2.0 (Build 6409)

Updated to 23rd April 2013

Thank you,

Tony Lance

tonyla…@bigberthathing.com

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Xmas III video shows 23rd January 15 BC (-14)

16 BC Planets Gather Bar Jupter (Xmas III) MP (see link)

http://youtu.be/cCE8MgmxOq4

Hi There,

All planets event with Pluto, in line of sight near the Sun,
without Jupiter. Transit of Regulus pauses Jupiter as Christmas Star.

Christmas Eve with two midnights, two noons and two events, both with
Jupiter in starring role. (Millenium Point and Bethlehem Midnight)
Christmas Day procession of planets and Pluto, on 23rd January 15 BC
Good Friday Eclipse over Jerusalem at 6pm, on 21st June 19 AD
(It’s on a list) 32.4 years between the two dates.

Millenium Point is one in a thousand years.

Where Jupiter, the Earth and Sun line up exactly,

with all the rest of the planets and Pluto, sunside of Earth.

TheSkyX Professional Planetarium

Version 10.2.0 (Build 6409)

Updated to 23rd April 2013

Thank you,

Tony Lance

tonyla…@bigberthathing.com

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Xmas III video shows 23rd January 15 BC (-14)

16 BC Planets Gather Bar Jupter (Xmas III) MP (see link)

http://youtu.be/cCE8MgmxOq4

Hi There,

All planets event with Pluto, in line of sight near the Sun,
without Jupiter. Transit of Regulus pauses Jupiter as Christmas Star.

Christmas Eve with two midnights, two noons and two events, both with
Jupiter in starring role. (Millenium Point and Bethlehem Midnight)
Christmas Day procession of planets and Pluto, on 23rd January 15 BC
Good Friday Eclipse over Jerusalem at 6pm, on 21st June 19 AD
(It’s on a list) 32.4 years between the two dates.

Millenium Point is one in a thousand years.

Where Jupiter, the Earth and Sun line up exactly,

with all the rest of the planets and Pluto, sunside of Earth.

TheSkyX Professional Planetarium

Version 10.2.0 (Build 6409)

Updated to 23rd April 2013

Thank you,

Tony Lance

tonyla…@bigberthathing.com

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Xmas III video shows 23rd January 15 BC (-14)

16 BC Planets Gather Bar Jupter (Xmas III) MP (see link)

http://youtu.be/cCE8MgmxOq4

Hi There,

All planets event with Pluto, in line of sight near the Sun,
without Jupiter. Transit of Regulus pauses Jupiter as Christmas Star.

Christmas Eve with two midnights, two noons and two events, both with
Jupiter in starring role. (Millenium Point and Bethlehem Midnight)
Christmas Day procession of planets and Pluto, on 23rd January 15 BC
Good Friday Eclipse over Jerusalem at 6pm, on 21st June 19 AD
(It’s on a list) 32.4 years between the two dates.

Millenium Point is one in a thousand years.

Where Jupiter, the Earth and Sun line up exactly,

with all the rest of the planets and Pluto, sunside of Earth.

TheSkyX Professional Planetarium

Version 10.2.0 (Build 6409)

Updated to 23rd April 2013

Thank you,

Tony Lance

tonyla…@bigberthathing.com

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Xmas III video shows 23rd January 15 BC (-14)

16 BC Planets Gather Bar Jupter (Xmas III) MP (see link)

http://youtu.be/cCE8MgmxOq4

Hi There,

All planets event with Pluto, in line of sight near the Sun,
without Jupiter. Transit of Regulus pauses Jupiter as Christmas Star.

Christmas Eve with two midnights, two noons and two events, both with
Jupiter in starring role. (Millenium Point and Bethlehem Midnight)
Christmas Day procession of planets and Pluto, on 23rd January 15 BC
Good Friday Eclipse over Jerusalem at 6pm, on 21st June 19 AD
(It’s on a list) 32.4 years between the two dates.

Millenium Point is one in a thousand years.

Where Jupiter, the Earth and Sun line up exactly,

with all the rest of the planets and Pluto, sunside of Earth.

TheSkyX Professional Planetarium

Version 10.2.0 (Build 6409)

Updated to 23rd April 2013

Thank you,

Tony Lance

tonyla…@bigberthathing.com

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WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected — Issue Time: 2013 Apr 24 1442 UTC

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> Space Weather Message Code: WARK05

> Serial Number: 830

> Issue Time: 2013 Apr 24 1442 UTC

> WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected

> Valid From: 2013 Apr 24 1445 UTC

> Valid To: 2013 Apr 24 2100 UTC

> Warning Condition: Onset

> NOAA Scale: G1 – Minor

> NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

> www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

> Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.

> Induced Currents – Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.

> Spacecraft – Minor impact on satellite operations possible.

> Aurora – Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

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Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

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> http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/24/178772609/stunning-vid…

> According to the space agency, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

> (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different

> wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years,

> "at a pace of two images per day."

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Greenie KOOKS rarely address one easy-to-fix energy waste problem: Light pollution

They don’t even need hyper-expensive LEDs being pushed by the lighting

industry, they just need to get rid of the ancient, 1950′s-style

street light fixtures and replace them with shielded ones.

Light pollution:

 25 April 2013 Last updated at 13:14 ET

LED streetlamp aims to improve public’s view of stars

By Leo Kelion Technology reporter

Researchers believe they have come up with a new type of LED-powered

streetlamp that could radically reduce light pollution.

Current designs "leak" large amounts of light in unwanted directions,

obscuring views of the stars, wasting energy and making it harder for

drivers to see.

The team, based in Mexico and Japan, said they believed their solution

was the "best ever reported".

However, they have yet to turn their theory into a working prototype.

The study – carried out by scientists in Mexico and Taiwan – appears

in the open-access journal Optics Express.

LED lens

According to the researchers, conventional street lamps – which use

high-pressure sodium or mercury vapour – scatter up to 20% of their

energy horizontally or vertically because it is difficult to control

their beams.

It is easier to direct light from LEDs because it is being emitted

from a smaller area.

So, while manufacturers controlled the direction of the light rays

from older lamps using a reflector typically made out of polished

aluminium, they can now take advantage of lenses to be more precise.

The researchers say the best LED (light-emitting diode) streetlamps on

the market direct about 10% of their energy horizontally or

vertically.

But they claim their own invention could further reduce the amount to

just 2%.

Their proposed lamp uses three features to ensure the vast majority of

its light is limited to a pre-determined rectangular shape covering

the road:

    A special "total internal reflection" lens for each LED designed

to focus its light’s rays so that they travel parallel to each other

in a single direction. This is rather than criss-crossing and

diverging from each other causing many to spill beyond the target

area.

    A reflecting cavity into which the lens-covered LEDs are fitted.

This helps "recycle" any light rays which fail to travel the desired

path.

    A diffuser through which the focused light passes to help tackle

unwanted glare.

The researchers suggest that the set-up would also save on electricity

costs since it should require between 10 and 50% less power to

illuminate a section of road than current LED streetlamps.

They added that they were now working to build a prototype and hoped

to have it completed by October.

LED revolution

London-based light design firm Speirs and Major unveiled an LED-based

streetlamp design of its own last year.

The firm’s associate director, Andrew Howis, said the latest study was

just one of several efforts under way aimed at tackling the problem of

stray light.

"As a result of LEDs it is now possible to place light exactly where

it is needed and to greatly reduce spill light and energy wastage," he

said.

"This new research is an example of the innovation in LED optics – of

which there are many – which uses a fairly sophisticated optical

system to produce an optimised distribution for street lighting.

"It sounds like an advance on what is already available, but of itself

is not revolutionary. The change from conventional light sources to

LED is the revolution."

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) also gave the new work a

qualified welcome.

The lobby group carries out an annual star count to publicise the

problem of light pollution which it says disrupts wildlife and

people’s sleep.

It noted that the new technology would only be of use if councils were

willing to invest in it.

"From 1993 to 2000, light pollution in England increased by 26%, which

shows the huge amount of energy and money wasted," said campaigner

Emma Marrington.

"It should be seen as an investment for local authorities to install

more efficient street lighting, which will save money and energy waste

in the long-term.

"Design is great but councils have to follow through with investment."

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PSEUDO-SCIENTISTS LUCKY THEY HAVE A PLACE TO HIDE

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http://www.edconrad.com/pics/TightFit.jpg

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Disclose.TV (Truth Revealed) is an extremely popular Usenet

Forum which just loves blowing its own horn by boasting that

 it isn’t afraid of getting involved in conspiracies or red-hot

controversies.

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However, its proclaimed fearlessness suddenly stopped abruptly

just minutes after Ed Conrad posted a message about his

discoveries of petrified human remains between coal veins

when he received a very nasty nasty e-mail from Disclose.TV informing

him that, henceforth, he was "BANNED FOR LIFE"

from the forum.

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<   SMITHSONIAN ADDS ITS TWO-CENTS WORTH

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We, esteemed executives and staff members of the Smithsonian

Institution here in Washington, D.C., hereby declare here and now

that one Ed Conrad has NOT discovered petrified bones, teeth

and soft organs — SOME HUMAN — between coal veins near

Mahanoy City, Pa., in strata dated at a minimum of 280 million

years by the U.S. Geological Survey and every geology textbook

that has ever been published.

IF true — which it surely isn’t — it certainly would mean that

Charles Darwin and his Theory of Evolution have made

a monkey out of all of us for more than a century, something

that just isn’t even remotely possible.

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To admit that Mr. Conrad is right — that WE, who know it ALL,

are dead wrong — would be a direct insult to our Pseudo-Scientific

Establishment and would prove that this Ignorant Prick has been

RIGHT ALL ALONG while constantly accusing our most prestigious

scientists of deceit, deception, collusion and conspiracy in an effort

to protect our outrageous, fact-less theory of man’s evolution..

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Ed Conrad, you see, simply DOES NOT possess the physical

evidence to back up his big mouth and his undocumented

accusations — and all he is doing is pissing us off royally.

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In fact, many of we atheists and evolutionists actually toss

and turn in our sleep and a few of us have been suffering

with messy diarrhea.since Ed first reared his ugly head..

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Just take a gander at the Raving Lunatic’s blurry photos

below and you’ll see for yourself that NONE of them could

possibly be identified as petrified bones, etc.

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PETRIFIED HUMAN SKULL EMBEDDED IN BOULDER

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Photo shows boulder after it was removed from between anthracite

veins from depth of approximately 250 feet..

http://www.edconrad.com/oldascoal/page3_files/body_data/skulla.jpg

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Photo reveals the dramatic similarity to the contour of a human

cranium.

http://www.edconrad.com/oldascoal/page3_files/body_data/skullb.jpg

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American Medical Laboratories in Chantilly, Va., identified dried

blood in granules removed from inner surface of what bears a distinct

likeness to a human cranium.

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OTHER SPECIMENS IDENTIFIED AS PETRIFIED REMAINS

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http://www.edconrad.com/pics/FINGERSx.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/OldestHumanSkull.JPG

http://www.edconrad.com/FOSSILS08/HumanFemur.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/newtibia.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/HumanJaw3.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/HumanBrain.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/MoreFossils.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/HumanBrain.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/GallBladder2.jpg

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<          OTHER PETRIFIED FOSSILS

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http://www.edconrad.com/pics//z3dino.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/LargeTooth5.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/Fetus6.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/Fetuses2.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/Scorpion.jpg

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http://www.edconrad.com/pics/FirstDiscovery.jpg

htp://www.edconrad.com/pics/InSlate3.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/InSlate2.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/InSlate11.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/images/inslate.gif

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/PetrifiedPP.jpg

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A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT FIRE DEPT.

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http://www.edconrad.com/images/inslate5.jpg

http://www.edconrad.com/images/inslate_mysterious.jpg

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<             WORLD’S OLDEST TOOL

http://www.edconrad.com/pics/OldestTool.jpg

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See, we here at the Smithsonian ALL KNOW what genuine fossils

should look like and it’s obvious that all of these look like common

ordinary rocks.

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In fact, to prove how right we are and how wrong Ed Conrad is, we

at the Smithsonian offer this letter sent him by no less than David

Pilbeam, then professor of anthropology at Harvard University

and currently holding a more prestigious and better-paying job.

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Dear Mr. Conrad:

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Thank you for your letter.

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I do not think you have a fossil.

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I find it incredible that anyone familiar with fossils would.

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Any further correspondence would waste both our times.

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Sincerely,

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David Pilbeam

Harvard University

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MAN AS OLD AS COAL

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http://groups.google.com/group/alt.genealogy/browse_thread/thread/140…

<              and

http://www.edconrad.com

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PROOF OF LIFE AFTER DEATH

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http://www.edconrad.org

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SkyandTelescope.com Weekly Bulletin for Friday, April 26, 2013

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> SkyandTelescope.com Weekly Bulletin

> News

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> Weighing in on Einstein’s&nbsp;Gravity

> —————————————-

> April 25, 2013 |  A massive neutron star and its lightweight sidekick provide a unique space laboratory to test general relativity. So far, gravity keeps behaving as it’s supposed to.

> Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/newsblog/Weighing-in…

> Observing

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> See Saturn at Its Best for 2013

> —————————————-

> April 26, 2013 |  With its rings tipped nicely into wide view, right now the ringed planet is its closest to Earth &mdash; making it a visual treat in telescopes of any size.

> Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/See_Sa…

> Tour May’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

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> April 26, 2013 |  Saturn rises in early evening and is visible throughout May. And a remarkable gathering of Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury sparkles low in the west toward month’s end.

> Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/Tour-M…

> Community

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> A Great S&T Trip to Iceland

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> April 24, 2013 |  A group of 90 people from around the U.S. and the world joined S&T in early April for an aurora adventure in Iceland.

> Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/A-Great-Trip-to-Iceland-204513671…

> We Are the Astronomers Who Say NEAF!

> —————————————-

> April 23, 2013 |  The Northeast Astronomy Forum in Suffern, NY, welcomed visitors from across the United States on April 20-21, 2013.

> Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/We-Are-the-Astronomers-Who-Say-NE…

> This Week’s Sky at a Glance

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> This Week’s Sky at a Glance

> —————————————-

> April 26, 2013 |  The waning Moon passes Saturn, then Antares. High in the north, the Big Dipper dumps into the Little Dipper.

> Read More at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/letsgo/whatsuptonight/204874961.html

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