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People’s Forum from Better Austin Today PAC – March 22nd

Better Austin Today PAC sponsors… PEOPLE’S FORUM with candidates for Mayor and City Council Sunday, March 22 (1 to 3 p.m.)     First Unitarian Universalist Church, Howson Hall 4700 Grover, Austin, Texas    Wondering why your property taxes rise but your quality of life goes down? Concerned about the shrinking economy? Bothered about rampant growth and it’s threat on our environment? Got questions for the next mayor of Austin and the candidates for City Council?   EVERYONE WELCOME. EVERYONE INVITED. Austin is at a turning point. Your future is at stake. Hear the candidates answer YOUR questions. Then…  VOTE ON MAY 9TH.  Visit for more information. Paid Political Advertising by Better Austin Today PAC, Sunny Ogunro, Treasurer P.O. Box 140944, Austin, TX 78714 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Austin, Events, News, Politics, Texas

The Citizine Community Political Forum was a Success

  Monday night was the most fun I’ve had since I saw Scott Horton debate and defeat war-monger Harvey Kushner.   Scott Horton, at my request, moderated a community political forum organized by good friend Thom White (publisher of CitizineMag) and featuring some of my favorite local political friends from several different political parties.   It was GREAT! Of course it helps that it was in a cool Austin setting; a place called Spiderhouse just off the main UT Drag. Access to beer during political events like this is a necessity.   Anyway … the reviews are in … below are some of the local media’s take on the event. Video to follow soon. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Austin, Community, Events, Government, News, Politics, SMiles Lewis, Texas

CITIZINE – Community Political Forum Tonight at Spiderhouse

CITIZINE – Community Political Forum Tonight at Spiderhouse TOLL ROADS — TAXES — TASERS!! Before you vote, join the debate! Click the image to see the full-size poster COMMUNITY POLITICAL FORUM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 Forum begins at 7:00 p.m. Spiderhouse Cafe 2908 Fruth Street Austin, TX 78705 Suggested donation: $5.00 CITIZINE and Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) present a panel representing a wide spectrum of political parties. Constitution Party – Erica Grignon, Travis Co. coordinator Democratic Party – Andy Brown, Travis County chairman Green Party – kat swift, Co-chair, Green Party Texas Independents – Debbie Russell, local coordinator for Nader/Gonzalez campaign Libertarian Party – Wes Benedict, candidate for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 3 Republican Party – Don Zimmerman, candidate for Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Moderator: Scott Horton of Arrive early to submit questions to the panel. * * * * * CITIZINE – News, Music, Politics, Interviews in Austin, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Austin, Elections, Events, Government, News, Politics, President, Texas

Video Of The Week – AntiWar Iraq Veterans Trampled by Police Horses

[youtube][/youtube] Peaceful AntiWar Iraq Veterans Trampled by Police Horses while Protesting at Presidential Debates – 081025 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, crime, News, ParaPolitics, Politics, President, SMiles Lewis, Video, Video of the Week

Witches, Preachers, and Politicians, Oh My!

I’ve been labeled a politico in the past. I’ve been villified by readers who labeled me a “Godless liberal” and a “conservative fundamentalist mouthpiece”, for the same article on the seperation of church and state. I was even fired from my first newspaper job for writing anti-pollution editorials. With Anomaly Magazine though I’ve tried to stay away from politics, leaving that territory on this site to my more political and conspiracy minded compatriots. (A notable exception being my last post, on the arrests of protesters at the RNC in Minneapolis, because there are some impositions on our liberties that just can not go ignored.) I don’t expect to be making any partisan pleas anytime soon. But a recent article from the TimesOnline , tying Palin’s success in her bid for the governorship of Alaska … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Conspiracy, Cults, Featured, Fortean, Government, Jeremy D. Wells, Jeremy Wells, News, Occult, Paranormal, ParaPolitics, Politics, President, Uncategorized

UK releases UFO files

The British government has released their “first batch” of UFO files at, as part of a four year program to make the files available to the public. Also available at the national archives UFO site are videocasts and podcasts from Nick Pope and Dr. David Clarke, respectively, as well as older, already released UFO files, in PDF format (available for download at “a small fee”, according to the site, although all but those available under the UFO Files from the 1970s link are listed at £0.00, and the various PDFs available under UFO Files from the 1970s are either free or £3.50 per document). … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conspiracy, England, Fortean, Government, History, Internet, Jeremy D. Wells, Jeremy Wells, News, Politics, UFO

UFOs & The Black Lodge: Blue Rose Report Part 2.1 – CryptoUFOlogy

by SMiles Lewis “My Dream is a Code Waiting to Be Broken. Break the Code, Solve the Crime.” – FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper In the small idyllic border town of Twin Peaks, Washington, tucked away in the forested mountains, a murder mystery unfolds involving the killing of the local high school prom queen, Laura Palmer. When a second high schooler, and potential victim of the same killer, crosses the State’s border, the FBI sends Special Agent Dale Cooper to investigate what we later find out, in the prequel, is one of FBI Bureau Chief Gordon Cole’s (played by David Lynch) “Blue Rose Cases.” And so begins the strange tale of mysterious communications and fantastic encounters that engulfs the town of Twin Peaks and the lives of all its quirky inhabitants, including … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blue Rose Report, Conspiracy, Featured, Fortean, Movies, Paranormal, Politics, SMiles Lewis, UFO

March On Austin to Stop The TTC / Tolls Across Texas

STOP THE TTC & TOLLS ACROSS TEXAS RALLY March on Austin is Saturday, April 5 at 12:15 p.m. with line up by 11:45 a.m. The rally is from 1-4 p.m. Staging area for the march are parking lots at the corner of Hwy. 343/Ceasar Chavez/Red River streets, one block west of I-35. Speakers include Rep. Ron Paul, Va. Rep. Virgil Goode, Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Okla. Sen. Randy Brodon and many Texas state legislators who are fighting against the Trans-Texas Corridor and tollways. Last year I marched in the Don’t Tag Texas / Anti Toll Road Rally rally here in Austin, Texas. I posted a Gallery of my protest pics from the event that happened Independence Day of last year. Click the Pic below for a link to my gallery. For more … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Austin, Events, Globalism, News, ParaPolitics, Politics, SMiles Lewis, Technology, Texas

Why Darth Vader Is Not Luke Skywalker’s Father

PUNCHING YOUR HAND THROUGH A WALL FROM A CERTAIN POINT-OF-VIEW or Why Darth Vader Is Not Luke Skywalker’s Father by Stephen Romano Working as a screenwriter in the business of motion picture production, I have had the opportunity to study a strange and disparate species known as The Film Director. More specifically, I have encountered, worked with and endured the myriad insecurities, eccentricities and outright childish regressions of the Film WRITER-Director in his natural element. I have studied the beast close-up. I know where he nests and breathes. And I know how fearsomely he (or, in those rare cases, SHE) protects his (or her) babies from the cold, cruel world out there. I have seen these people rage out of control. I have seen them shield themselves behind walls of arrogance and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Featured, History, Science Fiction, Stephen Romano

Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie

Southern Ohio may seem a world-away from the Pacific Northwest habitat one typically pictures when they hear the word Bigfoot, but the region does have a rich history of hairy biped reports. The rugged Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, in particular, have a number of reports from the Shawnee State Forest in Scioto and Adams Counties, and the Wayne National Forest further east. In his book “Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates” Loren Coleman recounts the story of a devil monkey seen in the Duncansville area of Adams County. (Duncansville, which is mostly Amish owned hilltop pasture land and forest, is a short drive from the famous Serpent Mound and was a destination for curiosity seekers in the mid to late 1980s because of an image of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Art, Austin, Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, Economy, Featured, Fortean, History, Jeremy D. Wells, Jeremy Wells, Movies, Politics, SXSW

Real or Surreal – Black Ops Badges

by SMiles Lewis Some time back I saw this allegedly official patch for stealth bomber pilots and crew. The 509th Bomber Wing were the first atomic bomb flyers and were based out of Roswell, New Mexico. I never thought it was likely to be real. Then last year friend and fellow researcher Greg Bishop wrote about his encounter with the patch while working on a new British documentary called Mirage Men. Apparently, UFO researcher Curtis Peebles had acquired one of the patches. And another UFO researcher, Dennis Balthaser actually called the Air Force and interrogated someone over the phone trying to ascertain the validity and meaning behind the patch. Now, it appears that an artist and activist named Trevor Paglen is having a bit of fun doing what he likes to do most, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Aliens, Art, Conspiracy, Featured, Fortean, Government, News, SMiles Lewis, UFO

CASTRO and JFK: Plot and Counterplot

By Kenn Thomas After Fidel Castro stepped down as Cuban dictator, CNN’s post on the fanciful US assassination plots against him included the following: Project Amlash-Rolando Cubela. Cubela, whose code name was Amlash, was a member of Castro’s inner circle from the beginning. He had become disenchanted and made contact with the CIA as early as 1961. Nestor Sanchez, his CIA case officer, was meeting with Cubela in Paris when President Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963. Sanchez provided Cubela that day — at Cubela’s request — a poison pen-syringe to be used either on Castro or on himself, in case of a failed attempt. Nothing happened. As CIA covert operations against Castro began winding down, the Agency put Cubela in touch with Manuel Artime, the exiled chief … Read entire article »

Filed under: 911, Books, Conspiracy, Cuba, Featured, History, Kenn Thomas, News, ParaPolitics, Politics, President

Mission Creep: RIAA / NDAA Training for Privacy Invasion

Recall that back in late 2001 the RIAA wanted Congress to pass laws allowing them to hack into your computer (aka “Break the Law”) so that they could snoop around your hard drive for pirated materials (and who knows what else they might find and turn you in for). Well now a training video has surfaced that supports the RIAA’s privacy invasion campaigns because … they can lead to discovery of evidence of other non-piracy related crimes. [youtube]O2DwTWJNk-k[/youtube] Hat tip to & Leaked RIAA Training Video: Find Pirates and Also Find… Crack Dealers and Terrorists? There’s a leaked RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) training video produced with the NDAA (National District Attorneys Association) floating around the web that argues U.S. prosecutors should pursue piracy cases because it leads to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conspiracy, Music, News, Politics, Radio, SMiles Lewis, Technology

Retro UFO 3 – Spacecraft Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: Contact: Barbara or Rob Harris Phone: 760-365-3266 or 760-365-5646 THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL UFO CONVENTION! SATURDAY, APRIL 26 and SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2008 The UFO phenomena once experienced by thousands at Giant Rock, in Landers, CA in the middle of the last century returns for its third year RETRO UFO (3) Event Held At The Integratron in Landers, California. Whether you believe in UFO’s or not, RETRO UFO (3) will take you beyond the typical UFO lecture hall of a hotel conference room and into a new, and nostalgic way of viewing the UFO phenomenon that has intrigued thousands for a millennia. The event is presented in tents and canopies on the grounds of the World Famous Integratron. Speakers will lecture, share their stories and experiences about Giant Rock, The Integratron, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Aliens, Conspiracy, Events, Fortean, News, Occult, Paranormal, SMiles Lewis, UFO

Ron Paul rings the Liberty Bell at UT

Ron Paul rings the Liberty Bell at his University of Texas rally — February 23, 2008. [youtube]2txXltkW9DA[/youtube] Footage courtesy of CITIZINE News. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Austin, Events, Politics, Texas, Thom White

Detention Camp Meme Spread Today

Synchronistic timing in the unveiling today of the Interview with Parapolitical Researcher Kenn Thomas which deals with FEMA and Rex84 detention camp fears. Turns out Alex Jones’ own PrisonPlanet network pushed a series of interviews and articles today detailing the latest. Former Congressman Warns Of Martial Law Camps In America Rule by fear or rule by law? by Lewis Seiler and Dan Hamburg. Alex talks with Peter Dale Scott, author and former diplomat, who believes the Department of Homeland Scurity is implementing “Endgame,” a plan to herd “potential terrorists” in KBR camps. Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conspiracy, Memes, News, ParaPolitics, Politics, SMiles Lewis

Obama / Clinton Debate in Austin, Texas

OBAMA/CLINTON DEBATE IN AUSTIN Obama, Clinton differ slightly on Castro – Yahoo News … Read entire article »

Filed under: Austin, Events, News, Politics, President, SMiles Lewis

Interview with Parapolitical Researcher Kenn Thomas

Kenn Thomas Interviewed by Kali of Karmapolis. 1 – FEMA detention camps have been subjected to a lot of writing and speculation during these last years in United States. Videos, images and detailed descriptions of these camps are available on the net. It is difficult to source the origin of these descriptions. Do they really exist? What are their final purpose? Activists in parapolitical studies – let’s call them “conspiranistas” – come up with these identifications to underscore the idea that America still has disaster areas that suffer from federal emergency mismanagement. As Randy Newman sings, “free to live in a cage in East St. Louis and the south side of Chicago,” with the obvious most recent example being post-Katrina New Orleans. The kind of detailed thing you refer to, with video … Read entire article »

Filed under: 911, Conspiracy, Featured, Interview, Kenn Thomas, ParaPolitics, Politics

Suspicious Death of Scientology Critic Shawn Lonsdale

For those not familiar with the history of the Church’s criminal activities (including the “single largest infiltration of the United States government in history“ orchestrated in the UK by David Gaiman, father of The Sandman comics creator Neil Gaiman) and the past and current activism against them, you should know that Scientology is waging global war against Psychiatry and the world’s Goyim whom the church wants to eliminate. So why would this devoted anti-Scientologist activist suddenly commit suicide in such a bizarre and suspicious way so soon after the largest world-wide campaign gained public attention? [youtube]dwTDvfjcUJU[/youtube] Video excerpt above from BBC documentary about Scientology featuring Lonsdale. Excerpt below from He endured death threats and smear campaigns. He worked for a brief time in his younger days as a male prostitute, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Conspiracy, Cults, Politics, SMiles Lewis

Arizona FireFighters Prep for UFO Contact

[youtube]anqoG64vsvY[/youtube] Thursday at 10: Valley firefighters trained for UFO contact Whatever your beliefs, it’s hard to dismiss how life-changing alien contact could be. It would literally change everything, and because of that, Valley emergency teams are taking it all seriously. Firefighters are getting trained for that contact, learning what to do and how to handle the situation if it ever turns into reality. It’s a training guide everyone will be talking about. Watch the full story, Thursday at 10 on ABC15 News. Thursday at 10: Valley firefighters trained for UFO contact – Phoenix news, breaking news, local news, weather radar, traffic from ABC15 News | That headline might catch you by surprise if you aren’t already deeply familiar with the UFO subject. But the serious ufologist will already know what script this training will likely be following. … Read entire article »

Filed under: News, Politics, SMiles Lewis, UFO