Zika Virus – What They Are Not Telling You

zika1The recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil is now being linked to genetically modified mosquitoes developed by the British biotech company Oxitec, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Oxitec has been releasing the genetically modified Aedes mosquitoes into the wild in Brazil since 2011 to battle dengue fever. The company produces up two million genetically modified mosquitoes a week in its factory in Campinas, Brazil.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the world’s most dominant variety of mosquito, and the only two countries in the Americas that don’t have this mosquito are Chile and Canada. The Zika virus, which has been detected in 18 of the 26 states in Brazil, is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.

Over 4,000 babies have now been born in Brazil with shrunken brains since November 1, 2015. Brazil normally gets approximately 150 cases of this type of birth defect each year, which means abnormal births of this type have increased by approximately 13,000 percent. (New reports from NBC news state these counts have been exaggerated and are far less.)  In 2015, Puerto Rico also began giving the same Tdap shot to pregnant mothers that Brazil did and the incidence of brain damaged babies has increased exponentially.

While the Brazilian government initially rushed to blame the Zika virus for a huge rise in abnormal birth defects, health officials in the country are now quietly admitting Zika is not solely responsible for this rise in birth defects. Only a small number of babies with birth defects, who died, had the virus in their brain or in the mother’s placenta. This means a large number of the babies who died had no Zika virus in their brain. Hard to blame Zika then, which has been around since before 1948 and has never been known to cause birth defects and/or death. In fact, Zika makes only one in five people get “mildly” sick with flu-like symptoms, with no symptoms at all in 4 out of 5 people. So why are they quick to blame a generally benign Zika virus?

In late 2014, the Brazilian minister of health announced that a “newly formulated” Tdap shot would be mandatory for alltdap-ryan-gossling-meme expectant mothers starting in 2015. Since it’s mandatory, mothers with birth defect babies received this newly formulated vaccine while pregnant. The timeliness of the Tdap vaccine and the sudden rise in birth defects is more than just a little coincidental. The consequences of this untested vaccine is being swept under the rug. Which brings us once again to Bill Gates, the King of Eugenics and Vaccines—two diametrically opposed positions.

In 2015 the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, received a $307,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the immune responses of pregnant women who receive the Tdap (reduced-dose acellular pertussis vaccines combined with tetanus and diphtheria toxoids) vaccine. One cannot find the raw results.

In 2011, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a recommendation that pregnant women receive the Tdap shot at 20 weeks gestation. Tdap combines the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (whooping-cough) vaccines into a single jab. The Tdap shot has never been proven safe for use during pregnancy. In fact, Tdap is classified by the FDA as a Class C drug indicating it is NOT A SAFE CHOICE during pregnancy. This may be a no-brainer, but is any vaccine a safe choice to administer to a fragile developing fetus?

tdapFACT: Drug companies did not test the safety and effectiveness of giving influenza or Tdap vaccine to pregnant women before the vaccines were licensed in the U.S. and there is almost no data on inflammatory or other biological responses to these vaccines that could affect pregnancy and birth outcomes. There are ingredients in influenza and pertussis containing Tdap vaccines that have not been fully evaluated for potential genotoxic or other adverse effects on the human fetus developing in the womb that may negatively affect health after birth, including aluminum adjuvants, mercury containing (Thimerosal) preservatives and many more bioactive and potentially toxic ingredients.

Is it any wonder there was a rush to place the birth defect epidemic blame elsewhere? The fact that Brazil subjected its pregnant women to such a mandatory untested vaccine is genocidal, and now they know it. They bought the kool-aid without doing the precautionary research. Or perhaps they received enough money to look the other way. Consequently, the United States is now pushing to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus. Haven’t we been down this road before with mainstream media’s Ebola scares and the predictable rush to capitalize on a lucrative vaccine for all those in fear for their life (which they already had waiting in the wings)?

To make matters worse, Brazil says they will mobilize 220,000 soldiers to fight the Zika virus. Soldiers are being ordered to go door-to-door to spray insecticides in neighborhoods to help kill mosquitoes. Toxic insecticide spraying around pregnant women and children? Are they insane? To compound the insanity further… The government says it will distribute mosquito repellent to some 400,000 pregnant women who receive cash-transfer benefits. Officials in El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil have also suggested women stop getting pregnant until the crisis has passed. Now, there’s a definite win for Bill Gates’ population control agenda. Just scare people into avoiding sex and getting pregnant. In fact, recently they suggested that the Zika virus “might be” a sexually transmitted disease, just because it was found in one man’s semen who had the Zika virus. They can try to plant the seeds of deadly fear once again, but don’t you believe a word of such nonsense.

Pressure is building on the World Health Organization to declare Zika an emergency of international concern. Under the International Health Regulations, Director General Dr. Margaret Chan can establish an emergency committee, which can green light global vaccination campaigns with experimental vaccines. Are you getting the picture?

There’s more to this story… Now, scientists in Brazil are studying genetic sequences of mosquitoesBill-Gates-vaccine allegedly transmitting the Zika virus and other diseases to see whether changes have occurred that could have generated mutant mosquitoes. The mosquito Gates released was likely to be a long-term dream of his he had for forced birth control and forced vaccinations, which he has been working on since 2003.

In the forced vaccination scenario, the mosquitoes are genetically programmed to produce the “vaccine” permanently once released into the environment, so they would not have to release new mosquitoes EVER again. Their effects would simply become part of nature.

This means that at some time in your life you and everyone else is bound to be bitten by a mosquito created by Bill Gates. God help us all!

UPDATE: February 11, 2016: Natural News: South American doctors link Brazil’s birth defects to Monsanto experiments

The Truth is out there, but I’m willing to bet they will blame it on pesticides versus tampered vaccines…..


Brazil state suspends chemical used to fight Zika over fears it may be behind brain defects

Top Bioweapons Expert Says Zika was Engineered

What You’re Not Being Told About the Zika Virus

The laboratory selling of the Zika Virus has the year of origin as 1947 by The Rockefeller Foundation

Was Zika manufactured to change harsh anti-abortion laws in Brazil?

Scientific Opinion against release of GM mosquitoes


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Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor of the Trinfinity8 technology, and author of the book, Fractals of God

Deflecting Psychic Attacks, Empowering One’s Light

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness… ” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

psychic-attack_OMTimes_bigstock-One-hand-preventing-punch-atta-85981796In the last few weeks, I have encountered several highly intuitive healers all tell me that they feel they are under some kind of psychic attack from something or someone trying to prevent the Light work they are doing. No, they’re probably not imagining it, which is why I think this is an important issue.

While the entire cosmos is being flooded with increased radiant light to facilitate man’s awakening, dark forces are working overtime to prevent and subvert this very process from happening in any way possible. Their way is dying and they believe they have nothing else to lose. When you encounter a force that feels they have nothing else to lose, they will usually pull out all the stops.

To start, sometimes the psychic attack comes from someone we know, perhaps even a friend or family member. It may be intentional or unintentional. They are angry with you. What they feel and think forms a thought entity. Whether consciously or unconsciously, this thought form can bombard you with powerful negative energy which can affect your etheric physical body, your emotional astral body, your mental body, and your spirit.

If you’ve ever made a powerful enemy, especially one who has dappled in black magic and is hell-bent on revenge, then know that strong fortification is called for or it can wreck serious damage. Since I have experienced this from a former colleague I had to severe all ties to, I know what this can feel like when psychic retaliation is suddenly turned on you. Thinking positive thoughts is simply not enough.

But before we get into some psychic self-defense techniques, let me say that sending negative or harmful energy to anyone always has an eventual boomerang effect, not to mention incurring some heavy-duty soul karma. Don’t even think about it, no matter how much you dislike the person, group, or entities coming after you. Send them love and light and hope that the darkness they have invited in will leave and they can see objectively again. Never forget that evil is repulsed by Love and Light. It is one of the basic Laws of Attraction.

If one’s psychic attacker refuses to let go of their target, they will eventually mentally destroy themselves  bringing on their own form of insanity, possibly even psychic possession. The former colleague I referred to was one of those individuals who wouldn’t let go and, unfortunately, suffered a strange accident where they sustained severe ligament injury. No one likes to hear of another’s misfortune. Karma works in mysterious ways and there are repercussions. Hate is the great destroyer. What you direct or do towards others, you eventually do to yourself.

That being said, how does one fight the forces of evil? Some psychic self-defense is clearly called for.  IHelp first use an energetic device I created called Trinfinity8 to set up a field of protection. It works well with entity removal, psychic attacks, even house spirits. But not everyone has a Trinfinity8, so I’ve listed other effective techniques which can be used to stand alone or supplement Trinfinity8 use.

Auric Shielding is Key. The aura that surrounds the human body is your personal energy field made up of several layers that affect your mental, physical and spiritual health. It can be penetrated and breached, just like a border control fence. Your own fears and doubts weaken it, just as much as being bombarded by others repeated negativity or ill will. You need to close off your aura from invasion by practicing some body defense and empowering your own light. One easy one way is to press the tongue to the upper palate and clasp both hands together. This immediately seals the energy circuit, helps increase your auric field, while also conserving your energy. Kirlian photography actually show the auric field expand when this is practiced.

There are many types of unbreakable etheric auric fields that can be placed around your body for 12 to 24 hour protection. I highly recommend the book: Practical Psychic Self-Defense for Home and Office to learn how to initiate this and more advanced techniques.

Pranic Breathing to Increase Warrior Energy. This is done through deep abdominal breathing. Some have different techniques, but one I like is to slowly inhale for seven counts, filling the abdomen with breath, then hold for one count. This is quickly followed by a slow exhale for seven counts and holding for one count. This practice, known as the “7-1-7-1 technique,” can be repeated seven times.

psychic_defense1-300x219Meditation & Prayer are Powerful Tools. Meditation not only clears the mind, but brings in spiritual energy and insight. To release your enemy and/or any negative thought forms, you will have to practice the law of forgiveness and mercy. To do this, stay heart-centered. Send the person blessings of “peace be with you”. Visualize cutting the psychic link that connects you. Call on God or another powerful spiritual deity for Light and assistance. Repeat daily. The heart is the great cleanser. It has the power to heal both you and your enemy. It doesn’t mean you have to suddenly start liking the person, just remaining neutral and seeing that on a spiritual level you have both contracted for this mutual learning lesson, painful though it may be.

Crystals Can Be Programmed to Neutralize Negativity. Crystals can absorb negative energy, while strengthening the aura and the chakra energy system. One can wear a crystal on their body in the form of jewelry (rings, pendants, etc.), or place it in the office, bedroom, and/or other living areas. Make sure you cleanse your crystal every few days with sea salt water to release any negativity if you are using it as a self-defense tool. I like to charge crystals with intent and prayer to make them even more powerful. They are working for you. They can even be used with an auric shield to divert any negative attack directed towards you. It’s what might be called a self-defense “call forwarding” target.

Mirrors Deflect Negative Thought Forms. Last year I purchased a large concave mirror for a science experiment I was conducting. Upon seeing it, a psychic friend told me mirrors are also great deflectors of negative energy if you paste a picture of yourself to the back of a mirror.  While this may appear to be deflecting negative energy back out into the universe to deal with it as it may, it can also send bad energy back to the sender. You don’t want the karma of hurting someone, so if you should apply this technique, put a prayer for peace and/or love on the mirror. It will not only neutralize the negative energy coming at you, but send light back to the sender to hopefully dissolve their negative thoughts. Whether it be written intent for peace or something like the 23rd Psalm, both are more effective then just sending back negative energy.

Sage Clears Your Home and Office. Burning sage or sandalwood incense weekly can also be very helpful. Open outside doors and windows to let out bad energy and bring in fresh air. Walk through your space with the sage, move it into corners and dark spots, and invoke the Light to safeguard your space.

Warm Epsom Salt Baths Release Negativity. If you need to release negativity, especially anxiety and fear, take a warm Epsom salt bath which provides a deep cleansing effect. Use approximately one cup of Epsom salts in a tub of water and soak for 10 minutes. If you soak too long you will feel weakened and will need to immediately eat higher vibrational food to replenish yourself.

Divine Alignment Oil. Anoint your third eye (forehead) and palm chakras daily with this sacred essential oil. Your body is your temple and this oil has been specially programmed to ward off undesirable elements while activating both the pineal and crown chakras. Here is the link: Divine Alignment Oil

This is only a small fraction of helpful psychic self-defense tools one can use. You owe it to yourself to protect your energy body, just as you would protect your physical body from harm. Stay safe and may the Divine Light always be with you!

Also of interest: How to circumvent microwave mind control psychic attacks

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Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor of the Trinfinity8 technology, and author of the book, Fractals of God


TGA: Hidden Human Memory States

Brain GamesThey say we are the sum of our memories, shaping our lives to be who we think we are. But what if our memory suddenly exits into a black hole and everything about an event, even days we’ve lived, become irretrievable for years—maybe even forever? Such an amnesic state would make sense if one was perhaps doing excessive drugs, alcohol, suffered a brain injury and/or a blackout event.

In the case of Transient Global Amnesia (TGA), none of these factors are the case. One minute you’re a coherent fully functioning human being, then the next minute, without warning, you can’t remember much of anything you were just doing. In 2003, this happened to my older sister upon the death of our father.

Even with my clinical psychology background, and a specialty in both Dissociative Identify Disorder and Neurofeedback, I had never once come across a client with a TGA history. I certainly knew about amnesia, but TGA was not written about in any of the clinical textbooks I studied. It’s rare. So I wasn’t prepared with  how to deal with it the day we buried my father.

With my sister’s permission, I retell this story… Having just left the funeral parlor, 10 members of my family got into a stretch limousine for the short drive to the church for the memorial mass. My sister and I sat in the back seat, both of us lost in our thoughts as we stared out the side window at the passing summer foliage. Suddenly she looked ahead, saw the hearse in front of us, and said to me, “Who died?”

I thought I had misheard her. “What?” I asked. “Who died?” she insisted, clearly puzzled.

“Dad died,” I answered, annoyed she was asking such a preposterous question. Panic overtook her face. “Dad, died!?” she screamed. “Why didn’t anyone tell me?”

My face must have registered equal shock. “You were the one that called me with the news!”

She shook her head, in disbelief. “How did he die?” she demanded. I told her. A fall to the head at the family’s Wisconsin vacation home, then being airlifted to a Milwaukee Hospital for tests, where he unexpectedly died of a brain aneurism in his sleep at the age of 82.

Everyone in the limousine quietly witnessed our bizarre exchange. Years of clinical training finally kicked in. I asked her what her name was. She looked at me indignantly, like I had lost my mind asking such a ridiculous question. “I know what my name is!” she protested. I prompted her to tell me anyway, just to make sure. She answered correctly.

“Okay. What year is it?” I followed with. “It’s 2001,” she answered, clearly two years off. I had a sick feeling inside.

“Who is the President of the United States?” Her answer: “BillAmnesia Clinton.” At hearing this, her husband turned around in the front seat and looked at her aghast. In fact, so did everyone else. George W. Bush was then president. Something was seriously wrong.

I must admit I even tried to coax her into the right answer. “You know, the president who got us into the Iraq war,” I prompted. She looked at me blankly. Dead silence. Everyone waited to see how I would handle this dilemma—afterall, I was the therapist. I had no idea what to do. I didn’t know what was happening to her. I just wanted to be left alone to grieve my father’s passing without having to be “on duty.”

My cousin, from New York, turned to me at that point and offered her prescription Ativan, an anti-anxiety benzodiazepine. I had no idea she was even taking such medications. I waved away the suggestion, knowing it could possibly make the situation worse.

Just as we pulled up to the church, my sister turned to me and again asked, “Who died?” She had forgotten again? I hurriedly told her, seeing the distress happen a second time at hearing the news. While a crowd stood outside the church waiting for the immediate family to exit the lead car, no one inside the limousine was able to move. What to do?

My mother never said a word. She had her own grief to deal with. I was on my own to deal with my sister. I pulled her out of the limousine and remember hauling her against a tree trunk hoping that somehow it would miraculously ground her memory to reality. I whispered in her ear something totally untherapeutic. “Snap out of it now! For Mom!” I hissed, hoping no one could hear. She nodded and quietly walked with me into the church behind my father’s casket. The family looked relieved.

I sat next to my sister in the front row, silently watching the priest bless the casket. Then on some mysterious cue, my sister turned to me, and like a bad Abbott and Costello skit, once again voiced that terrible question, “Who died?” I tried to put off the inevitable by saying, “Sshh. I’ll tell you later,” but she was not to be deterred and insisted on knowing.

Throughout the day everyone in the family moved away from her, so as not to be caught in the net of continuous explanation. My sister’s memory continued to loop approximately every 15-20 minutes. And always the same question: “Who died?” Then followed by the inevitable same shock and grief. If memory shutdown is supposed to protect you from a traumatic emotional event, this was a cruel trick being traumatized over and over again each time she heard news of our father’s death.

At the cemetery, the priest allowed everyone to share a special memory about my father. As we went around the group, my sister got up and spoke quite eloquently and confidently. I breathed a sigh of relief, thinking she had finally solidified the memory, until I remembered that my sister had a fear of public speaking. Her old self would have been turning red, possibly even stumbling for words. This TGA memory looping had somehow blocked her fear of group speaking.

Before we left the cemetery, she was again back to asking, “Who died?” She would not stop until we put her to bed upon arriving home. Sleep finally stopped the looping, but she would never again remember the events of that day. Even now, more than 12 years later, her memory is only of what she was told happened. So just where did her memories go?

I asked her what she last remembered of that day. She told me she was kneeling at the casket in the funeral chapel, saying her goodbyes to our father, when she suddenly felt an “overwhelming wave” come over and engulf her. It caused her to become a virtual blank slate, despite the fact she was able to still physically function—even carry on engaging conversations with people she knew. This was clearly outside the normal “auto-pilot” mode many experience to get through the death of a loved one. While it had some similarities to Dissociative Identity Disorder, my sister had not created an alter personality to cope with the trauma, and she knew who she was and everyone else around her. Memory loss was confined to a specific span of time and any other events which took place in the world during that time.  Very selective memory.

According to medical experts:

“Transient global amnesia (TGA), is a benign condition of unknown etiology, characterized by a sudden onset of anterograde amnesia and variable retrograde amnesia. Clinical resolution occurs within 1-24 hrs.; the average duration of the attacks is 6-8 hrs. The minimum annual incidence of TGA is about three per 100,000. The peak incidence occurs between the ages of 50 and 60 yrs. Recurrence is observed in approximately 10% of those affected. In about half of the cases, TGA is precipitated by an emotionally or physically stressful event. An epidemiological relationship with migraine has been established, but the pathophysiological link remains unclear.”

Using SPECT imaging, physicians at the Departments of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Freiburg in Germany, found that substantial hypoperfusion, particularly in the temporo-basal/temporo-medial region, is regularly present during such a TGA attack. Also observed is a disproportional decrease of temporo-medial oxygen metabolism.

In layman’s terms, TGA can be caused by blood circulatory failure from neurogenic shock. The diameter of the blood vessels increases, the heart slows, and the blood pressure falls to the point where the supply of oxygen carried by the blood to the brain is insufficient. The “overwhelming wave” my sister experienced prior to her TGA is what some of us have experienced during moments of acute fear and/or loss of oxygen, just not as severe to impair neurological memory storage.

My sister has never had any psychological problems, nor does she have any seizure history.  She has been prone to migraine headaches over the years, which is sometimes a variable in the history of those having experienced TGA, but not always. What happens in the brain, and the mechanism that decides to trip such a switch in some, and not others, has us all searching for answers.

The human body is a complex and delicate instrument at times. Strange, even bizarre, things can happen to normal functioning under stressful conditions. My sister has never had another incidence of TGA. Thank, God. When my mother died less than two years after my father’s passing, I feared a repeat event. I warned her that if she pulled a TGA and made me go through all that again, I would personally see her buried along with my mother. Just kidding, of course. But she got the picture. It’s good to remember that it’s also quite traumatic for family and friends witnessing someone going through such an event. They feel totally powerless to help. Yet, I have to admit, it’s one of those fascinating experiences most of us could never forget.

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Searching for Answers on a Visit to NASA’s JPL

DSC04517After wanting to see this place for years, I finally managed to secure a private tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) through an engineer friend of mine who works there. I’ll let him remain anonymous, just in case anything I say in this blog could potentially embarrass or get him into trouble.

I’ve long been fascinated with space and U.S. expeditions to both the Moon and Mars, and have written blogs on the strange anomalies of both places. After hearing some of my theories, my friend swears that if there is a secret space program, as many believe, his clearance doesn’t allow him access to it. Damn. But, that didn’t stop me from asking lots of probing questions.

JPL is a very cool place. Some of the most interesting science nerds in the country work here. In fact, as I pulled up to the security gate, ahead of me was a long line of pristine vintage cars also entering. I jokingly asked the guard on duty, “Is it take your classic car to work day?” In fact, it was. IDSC04425 passed about 30 of these beauties all lined up on display in front of the main visitor building. The men of JPL were already emerging from buildings to check out the shiny chrome eye candy while others huddled over spotless engines exchanging serious car talk. I was told it was the best possible day to be there. Okay.

JPL is a huge, sprawling college-like campus on a rocky flood plain just outside the city limits of Pasadena, California (although technically it’s located in La Cañada Flintridge). It encompasses 177 acres of U.S. federally owned land, managed by the nearby California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for NASA. The laboratory’s primary function is the construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft. While it conducts Earth-orbit and astronomy missions, it is especially responsible for operating NASA’s Deep Space Network.

Rocket_BoysTo give a very brief history… JPL beginnings trace back to 1936 when a group of ambitious Caltech graduate students, Frank Malina, Jack Parsons and Edward S. Forman, decided to experiment with building their own alcohol-fueled rocket motor. In 1941 their little “rocket project” gained the financial support of the U.S. Army. In 1943, this Army facility became known as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It’s mission: To build deployed weapons systems and intermediate range ballistic missiles.


A mock-up of Explorer 1.

One of JPL’s founders, Jack Parsons, would come to be known as the “father of rocketry.” Unfortunately, much of his controversial personal life, mired in occultism, group sexual orgies, black magic, and a close friendship with L. Ron Hubbard, before he created Scientology, would eventually obscure his scientific accomplishments.

In 1954, JPL teamed up with Wernher von Braun and embarked on a classified project that would launch the United States’ first spy satellite, Explorer 1, on February 1, 1958. This led to JPL being transferred to NASA later that year, forever becoming the agency’s primary planetary spacecraft center. With over 5,000 employees, it is clearly its own little spaced out world.

DSC04492Passing by the back lot, where rover vehicles are tested for terrain adaptability, one can’t help but notice the strange markings on all the vehicles’ wheels. It turns out to be code. NASA told JPL not to put any identifying insignia on their terrain vehicles, so JPL designers found a DSC04522covert way to put their mark on these interplanetary creations. The three lines of cutout dots and dashes spell out “JPL” in Morse Code.

Next to the back lot was the Mars Curiosity Rover “testbed.” It’s used to simulate commands and test protocols before sending the actual commands to the real Curiosity Rover on Mars. The Rover moves at the painstakingly slow speed of 4.2 cms per second—which means 8.26 feet per minute, 165.2 yards per hour, and over 10 hours to cover just one mile. At that rate it would take forever to map a wide range of the Mars surface. Get the picture? There’s a lot out there we will never see.


Curiosity Rover “testbed”

I had to ask another question everyone is always asking, about the Curiosity Rover. Why are the optics on these vehicles taking such low resolution pictures when we clearly have NSA spy satellites in space that can zero in on someone’s face down on Earth and show every blemish?

JPL gets their optics from an outside contractor and weight is always a key factor, so I’m told. I guess it’s best to blame it on NASA who first releases the low resolution thumbnail pics to us and then tells us the HD pics will come later. But where are they? You can always find explanations about dust lens caps and Hazcam problems that may make some areas of a photo clear and other objects (that seem more interesting) blurry. If this is indeed the case, they should be able to correct this like they fixed the Hubble Satellite to take clearer pictures.

As long as I’m on the subject… I had to ask why NASA alters the colors of their pictures before  posting them online for all to see. Some pictures of Mars are clearly red-tinted. NASA has admitted on numerous occasions that they alter the colors of their pictures so that they look more like what we would see, if we were on Mars. Why?

NASA’s website explains it this way:

“Getting the colors right is not an exact science.  Giving an approximate view of what we’d see if we were there involves an artistic, visionary element as well – after all, no one’s ever been there before. However, great pains are taken to be as accurate as possible, short of going there ourselves.

“To give people a sense of being on Mars, scientists combine views through telescopes, data from past Mars missions, and new information from the current mission to create a color-balanced, uniform scene. Color-corrected mosaics simulate the view a person would see if all the images in the mosaic were taken on the same day, at the same moment.

“In addition, the rovers can take three pictures in a row of the same surface area on Mars using three different primary color filters – red, green, and blue – to make one color image.”

“It works a little like an inkjet color printer, which combines primary colors to create various76e50e120941571de3deec3112651d4e2c360b4a shades on paper,” explains Eric De Jong, Lead for the Solar System Visualization Team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “Then, we can tweak the color just like you can adjust the color balance on a TV screen at home.” —NASA, JPL

Since I’ve seen pictures of Mars with blue skies and a neutral beige and, sometimes green, landscape (indicating life), I find the need to “color correct” pictures puzzling. Especially when these same pictures have been marked by NASA as “TRUE or ACTUAL Color.” So what is the REAL true and actual color of Mars? My JPL friend had no answers for this either, but I encouraged him to ask around.DSC04482

We moved on to the sterile testing areas. JPL must have the largest Faraday cage in existence, reaching almost two stories high. It protects sensitive electronic equipment from external radio frequency interference (RFI). It’s also used to enclose devices that produce RFI, such as radio transmitters, to prevent their radio waves from interfering with other nearby equipment.

Curiosity was flipped upside down for its ride to Kennedy Space Center and carefully wrapped in a portable big, huge bag. That bag not only acted as a Faraday cage, but it kept Curiosity clean during its journey to Florida.


In one administrative building there was a pretty cool light show in the lobby that correlated with real-time information being received from one of their many satellite feeds. Whenever a data transmission was received, light streams travelled down from the ceiling like pulsating digital bits of information. When JPL was transmitting information back to a satellite, the light beams changed course and raced upwards. The transmissions never stopped.

Then there is the famous “Lucky Peanuts” jar that is enshrined DSC04504 in the Mission Control room lobby. NASA/JPL scientists keep it as a “good-luck charm.” This decades-old ritual began after a series of failed missions in the 1960s. Like a ballplayer who wears the same lucky underwear each game, NASA found that eating crunchy peanuts during a launch possessed successful “launch magic.” These guys don’t mess with superstition.

Although I clearly was left with more questions than answers, there is no denying that JPL is a great place to hang out. Even their gift shop had heat-sensitive pencils that change color upon hand contact. Kind of like a mood ring. Being a “hot” item, I promptly bought a dozen.

DSC04472Adjoining their in-house museum, which is filled with multi-media displays documenting every project they’ve ever designed and put into orbit, I came across staff setting up in their banquet hall for a top brass event that night.

The event was both a food and science project, sort of. On each table was a tray of edible materials—graham crackers, marshmallows, gumdrops, cinnamon sticks, candy canes, and even frosting. This was no children’s party. The woman in charge told me the engineers at each table would be instructed to form a team and build something unusual. I think the prize was a first class trip to Mars. These guys have all the fun!!

A Short History of JPL’s Rocket Boys (03:14 mins):


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