Weekend Roundup: Marzulli's Vegas Shooter Freakout, Mathematician's Attempt to Google Noah's Flood into Existence, and More!
Nephilim theorist L. A. Marzulli has always been creepy with his weird combination of Christian extremism and recycled rightwing talking points, but he is slipping farther and farther into the realm of utterly, irredeemably paranoid. In his latest radio broadcast, he was unable to handle the fact that the Las Vegas mass shooter, Stephen Paddock, who killed more than 50 people last weekend, was a wealthy old white male. Because he didn’t fit Marzulli’s preconceptions about what a violent person should be (brown or black, Muslim, etc.), he proposed that Paddock was the victim of CIA mind control experiments, or else that there was a vast conspiracy fomented by the media to frame him. Marzulli turned the subject to himself and added that he is himself a former drug user who consumed copious amounts of LSD and other mind-altering substances, and he claims that the drugs he did before the age of 30 opened him to “the lower astral” where demons live. He then turned his radio show into a lengthy diatribe about the way the U.S. government is feeding drugs to mass shooters in order to take control of them and use them to shoot up America. He added that Islamic State has a “zombie drug” that removes free will, and he speculates that any conservative can fall victim to mind control from liberals, spy agencies, or Muslims.
Marzulli also defended the rights of fascists and Nazis to exercise free speech. Meanwhile, former alt-right Aryan separatist Jason Reza Jorjani is out of a job after the New Jersey Institute of Technology fired him for the Hitler-loving comments he made in an undercover video seen in the New York Times. Jorjani, who has written extensively about his preference for Aryans and his appreciation for Nazi-era philosophers, claims that his comments praising Hitler as a great European leader were taken out of context.
On a lighter note, a drunk Wyoming man was arrested for public intoxication after he claimed that he was a time traveler coming to warn everyone of an alien invasion. He said that the only way he could travel through time was to let aliens fill him with alcohol.
Meanwhile, over at Graham Hancock’s website, Hancock is promoting the work of Michael Jaye, a catastrophist and mathematician who feels that geologists of the nineteenth century were too hasty in concluding that Noah’s Flood never happened. Jane said he was inspired by Google Earth images, which show underwater features on the continental shelf, and therefore came to believe that a catastrophic flood must have overwhelmed formerly exposed land. Based on Hancock’s own work (though more closely aping Ignatius Donnelly’s Ragnarok), Jaye has tried to disprove all of modern geology in order to justify Donnelly’s and/or Hancock’s claim that a comet destroyed Atlantis, and he discovered that geologists have a different idea. Naturally, he has a resentment of professional academics even though he has a Ph.D. himself and served as a professor of mathematics
Interestingly, today’s lettered geologists staffing the science’s premier journals do not know the source of the fundamental ‘no flood, ever’ tenet, described above. They simply accept ‘no flood’ as an article of their faith, and, as Graham alludes to above, they immediately discount anyone thinking otherwise. I know this because I have dealt with them. Many of them. I have found that the very few aware of the history are wholly uncritical of the conclusion relative to its supporting evidence. Uncritical?
Does that sound weird? Sure it does. That’s because Jaye mistakes a scientific conclusion for an article of faith. Jaye’s quaint conception that a scientific conclusion is only as valid as the belief system of the person who first proposed it is touching, especially considering the version of “science” he proposes to replace it is based on Iron Age mythology and racist European fantasies. Does he know the history of his own idea? But the larger problem is that Jaye, a mathematician, thinks that he knows more about geology than geologists and therefore can assert, against facts, that the Earth was once 80% exposed land until a comet brought all the ocean water to Earth. In a very minor sense, he correctly noted that the continental shelves were once exposed, when ocean water was locked up in glaciers, but this does not translate into “proof” that the oceans are a recent phenomenon of the past few thousand years. Just for starters, how does the think fossil shells got on top of mountains in layers dating back before the imagined comet if there were no oceans for the mountains to rise up out of via plate tectonics? Where, similarly, does he think that Ice Age glaciers came from if there was no water?
Jaye, however, is positively scientific compared to Malcolm Hutton’s latest Ancient Origins article on Egyptian conspiracies. He begins with a whopper. He found a sensational article written in 1935 by an entomologist—yes, a bug scientist—named Edwin Armytage who visited the excavation of the pyramid of Khentkaus I by the Egyptologist Selim Hassan, which began in 1932, and reported back, wrongly, that the valley temple and other associated structures near the pyramid were the remains of an underground “secret city.” Hutton scoffs at the idea that Armytage could have exaggerated his account or misunderstood what he saw, preferring a conspiracy: “...then came silence, as if every living Egyptologist had lost all interest in this wonderful underground metropolis.”
He also makes note of the hole on the top of the Sphinx’s head, which he claims was intentionally covered up for nefarious reasons. In reality, the large hole is believed to have been used to attach a headdress in the New Kingdom period but had been extended several times by treasure hunters looking for secret chambers—possibly following medieval guidebooks which counseled such actions. Engineer Emile Baraize filled it with cement in the 1920s in the hope of stabilizing the head and preventing further damage. Baraize similarly closed off a New Kingdom pit that had been dug between the Sphinx’s paws during his restoration work. All of this was documented and is not a secret.
Hutton, you will recall, is an advocate of the crackpot claim that a second Sphinx is buried on the Giza plateau next to the famous Sphinx. He has become irrationally upset that no one believes him, least of all the Egyptologists who walk across that ground regularly. “Why would those two Egyptologists be so alarmed by the suggestion that there was something that had been missed for centuries? Is it possible that they don’t want to reveal something beneath that mound?”
10/7/2017 09:55:14 am
Biggest crock pots here as follows:
Mary C Baker
10/7/2017 10:29:47 am
Now I have a better psychological profile on L. A. Marzulli.
10/7/2017 10:45:14 am
Crock pot 1.
10/7/2017 11:15:58 am
I knew Marzulli was full of shit, but, yeah, he's lost it. I think it's more than random time travelers that are being topped off with drink.
10/7/2017 08:16:20 pm
I get a little worried about this “conaequences” of free speech. What does that mean? Can someone assualt u or confiscate ur property? Its obvious today that any private firm can can ur backside if u share opinions that are considered out of the norm. Thats perfectly legal i just get worried when we have govt punish one for stating their beliefs no matter how out of bounds they are. As long as someone is not impossing violence on soneone else, they can say whatever they want. Some in the left have a problem with this.
10/7/2017 09:09:02 pm
>>What does that mean?<<
10/7/2017 09:24:05 pm
A thing to consider is how the playing field has changed since the internet has become a big part of everyday life. Nonsensical clickbait garbage is now affecting the outcome of elections. Pseudo-science has very large audiences on the net, any nutbar with a computer can reach out to thousands, if not millions of people.
10/8/2017 10:31:24 am
The right to free speech is a protection from governmental infringement. The NFL has every right to control the conduct of its players, so long as they abide by their labor agreement. When the next round of collective bargaining begins, you can bet the NFL owners are going to require standing for the anthem; just like the NBA owners did after a player made an issue of refusing to stand a few years back. My guess is the NFL players will go along with it... so long as marijuana is no longer a banned substance. Tit for tat, you know.
10/8/2017 02:37:34 pm
The NFL procedures manual already says the players are to be on the field, standing, during the national anthem and "may be fined" for failure so to do.
10/8/2017 08:01:38 pm
It's a bit more muddled that that:
Americanegro Easy Reader
10/8/2017 10:43:13 pm
Not at all. Snopes continually confuses NFL rules with the NFL manual of procedure. Snopes is not a reliable source. You might want to read about its "owner" and his lies about his own history.
10/9/2017 10:22:22 am
Even without Snopes, which I agree can be biased with political fact checking, the operations manual (as provided to Sports Illustrated/Time: https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/09/25/does-nfl-require-players-stand-national-anthem) is still vague on the point:
10/9/2017 11:54:41 am
I think you'll find that the operations manual is not subject to collective bargaining. It's basically "Here's how we, the NFL, run things in the course of doing business." Not the same as the contract with the union or individual players.
10/9/2017 12:40:16 pm
"I think you'll find that the operations manual is not subject to collective bargaining."
10/9/2017 01:30:00 pm
I just want to say that I admire your commitment to pretending JOE SCALES and AMERICANEGRO are two different people.
10/9/2017 01:55:06 pm
Brothers from another mother?
10/7/2017 03:46:07 pm
Jason, please spell this gifted man's name correctly!
10/7/2017 06:18:55 pm
How weird. I misspelled it the first time and used the replace function to fix it but somehow ended up with them all going wrong instead of right!
10/7/2017 06:35:17 pm
Aha! More evidence for my theory that Gremlins (of the Roald Dahl variety) are real.
10/7/2017 04:51:12 pm
"To anyone but a trained geologist the noticeable, meandering features are submerged river drainage systems."
10/7/2017 05:41:53 pm
Marzulli needs to read more. Not only was the Las Vegas shooter a white male, so was the school shooter in Connecticut and the movie theater shooter in Colorado, oh, the two kids who shot up the school at Columbine were also white males.
10/7/2017 09:32:32 pm
Of all these stories, at least the man in Wyoming is believable. Why would he lie?
10/7/2017 11:50:27 pm
What are you talking about? Of course he's lying. Everyone knows Wyoming isn't even a real state.
10/8/2017 11:14:48 am
A friend of mine from my Marine Corps days was from Colorado. He had a saying about Wyoming. Wyoming, where men are men, women are scarce and the sheep are scared.
10/8/2017 01:29:34 pm
Don't know how you do it Jason, sit through these shows, radio broadcasts, and read articles by the pseudo/fringe. I can't sit through an episode of Ancient Aliens or listen to one of Hutton's youtube video's. That you haven't gone insane is a testament to your patience and devotion to exposing the truth. I'm glad theres someone like you out there that does have the patience. Keep up the good work and try and stay sane!
10/8/2017 04:04:04 pm
The church shooter from a few years ago, white male.
Not the Comte de Saint Germain
10/8/2017 04:21:02 pm
From what I understand, he was apolitical. The lax gun control laws supported by conservative politicians may have made it possible for him to amass his arsenal, but that doesn't mean he was conservative himself. There doesn't seem to have been any larger motive to his actions, and my guess is that he was just on a sadistic power trip.
Americanegro Sharper Tool Brighter Bulb
10/8/2017 04:50:21 pm
"an incompetent hotel security force that didn't check this guy out on their own internal cams"
Americanegro Just Sayin'
10/8/2017 08:47:33 pm
America does indeed have a white male problem:
10/8/2017 10:42:34 pm
Are you 100 percent sure Janet Reno belongs on this list.
10/9/2017 01:17:59 am
Yeah, burning 80 people to death gets her on the list.
10/9/2017 02:12:05 am
You misunderstand. Im saying Janet Reno may actually be a white male.
AmericanegReef Set the Record Straight
10/9/2017 03:28:17 am
So is the Murderer of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and Anwar al-Awlaki.
10/8/2017 05:01:41 pm
An AR can be broken down to fit into a suitcase can be broken down to fit into a suitcase by removing two pins. by lax security you mean they should be strip searching every white male that comes into the hotel with a suitcase?
10/8/2017 10:45:47 pm
The exact wording was "Wow, that casino has some interesting lax in security"
10/9/2017 12:10:43 am
I understand the original poster meant. What I am saying is that there is not much the security team can do when faced with the dreaded "normal looking guy." Hotel security isn't built like airport security, at least as far as guests are concerned.
10/9/2017 01:21:24 am
Steve Wynn disagrees with you. I think it's all bluster but he does actually own a hotel in Las Vegas.
10/9/2017 02:23:40 am
When It comes to bluster, you are the expert.
FYI Robert Morningstar just web-published a 3,000 word essay on the Las Vegas shooting, in which he gets everything wrong starting with the name of the perp. He calls Stephen Paddock Steven Pollack. It goes from there.
10/9/2017 03:05:30 pm
He lost me on the first line from the article:
10/9/2017 07:18:55 pm
10/9/2017 09:45:51 pm
What a huge pile of crap is above--and likely below by now. Hate blog with hate filled comments.
10/10/2017 03:33:07 am
Seed of Bismuth
10/10/2017 08:27:49 pm
I agree with one of those statements
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