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Professor John E. Mack on the Alien Abduction Phenomenon

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  • This documentary was made in memory of Harvard Professor John E. Mack :
     
    John Edward Mack, M.D. (October 4, 1929 – September 27, 2004) was an American Psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard Medical School. He was Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, considered to be a leading authority on the spiritual or transformational effects of alleged alien encounter experiences, sometimes called the Abduction Phenomenon.
     
    Born in New York City, Mack received his medical degree from the Harvard Medical School (Cum Laude, 1955) after undergraduate study at Oberlin (Phi Beta Kappa, 1951). He was a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and was Board certified in child and adult psychoanalysis.
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    The Boston Globe
    September 29, 2004, Wednesday THIRD EDITION
    PULITZER WINNER IS KILLED IN ACCIDENT
    By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff
     
    John E. Mack, a Pulitzer Prize- winning author and Harvard Medical School professor whose research on purported extraterrestrial abductions generated widespread publicity and controversy, died Monday in an automobile accident in London. He was 74.
     
    According to Will Bueche, of the John E. Mack Institute in Cambridge, Dr. Mack had been attending a conference in England on T.E. Lawrence. Lawrence is the subject of his psychoanalytic account, “A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T.E. Lawrence,” which won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for biography. Dr. Mack was struck by a car while crossing the street. London police pronounced him dead on the scene.
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    A Cambridge resident, Dr. Mack founded the psychiatric department of Cambridge Hospital. He was certified as a practitioner of both child and adult psychoanalysis. His early research interests in psychology included dreams, nightmares, and teenage suicide.
     
    In 1990, Dr. Mack began his research on people who say they have encountered extraterrestrials. He held that such encounters were real, though probably more spiritual than physical in character. His work drew widespread attention in 1994 with the publication of a best-selling book, “Abduction.”
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    Dr. Mack eventually interviewed some 200 individuals who said they had encounters with extraterrestrials. Although he was subjected to widespread ridicule because of his work, Dr. Mack saw it as a unique opportunity to study spiritual or transformational experience, a theme that ran through much of his earlier work.
     
    “No one has been able to come up with a counter-formulation that explains what’s going on,” Dr. Mack said in a 1992 Globe interview in which he discussed his view of alien encounters. “But if people can’t be convinced that this is real, that’s OK. All I want is for people to be convinced that there’s something going on here that is not explainable.” He published another book on the subject, “Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters,” in 1999.
       
  • Are all these Alien Encounters and Abductions real? Why does professor John E Mack conclude that they are. And not merely ramblings of psychologically unstable minds?
     

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June 12, 2009 Posted by | EndTimes, Social Trends | | 17 Comments

2 Japanese Carrying US$134B Worth of US Bonds Detained in Italy

  • This is a strange case which the MSM is not reporting. If the bonds are real, the question is: which government is trying to offload them? Only governments have such great amount of bonds. 3 comes to mind: Japan, Russia and obviously China. If these bonds are fake, this is the biggest counterfeit operation by far.
     
  • Japan Today reports :
      
    ROME — Two Japanese nationals were detained by Italian financial police last week after trying to enter Switzerland with $134 billion worth of undeclared U.S. bonds, mostly Treasury bonds, an Italian daily said Wednesday. The Japanese consulate general in Milan confirmed that the detention had taken place and said it was trying to confirm with Italian authorities whether the two were indeed Japanese nationals and their identities.
     
    According to the report in il Giornale, two unidentified Japanese in their 50s concealed the bonds, including 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, in a suitcase with a false bottom that was searched by the Italian authorities June 3 when they were in Chiasso, at the border with Switzerland, about 50 kilometers north of Milan. The daily did not say on what charges they have been detained, but the two may have been detained on suspicion of attempting to take a large amount of securities out of Italy without declaring it because the paper said they had not declared the bonds.

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June 12, 2009 Posted by | Economics | | 1 Comment

Peter Schiff on the Dollar Collapse, Rising Commodity Prices and the Rising Bond Yields

  • Peter Schiff gives his opinion on the financial markets in the past few weeks. Will inflation pose a problem? Are bond yields rising because of economic ‘green shoots’?

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June 12, 2009 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Peter Schiff on the Dollar Collapse, Rising Commodity Prices and the Rising Bond Yields