February 20, 2018
Whenever a DJ blasts the familiar voice of David Attenborough over the speakers at a U.K. dance club, “the crowd goes wild,” says Louis Jadwat.
“There’s this sense of euphoria really when you hear his kind of dulcet tones over our sort of disco track,” the organizer of the David Attenborough Jungle Boogie raves told As It Happens host Carol Off.
“There isn’t really a voice that’s comparable to it.”
And now he’s a dance sensation.
Good Life events, co-founded by Jadwat, travels to different U.K. cities to host all-night Attenborough-themed dance parties, which draw crowds of between 600 and 1,000 people.
They transform clubs into rainforests with artificial vines and trees, and invite local DJs to spin tracks that incorporate clips from the veteran broadcaster.
Events in Leeds and Liverpool sold out, and more are planned for Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton, Southampton and Cardiff.
“It has gone completely viral,” Jadwat said. “It’s amazing to see how much appeal Sir David has to the public.”
‘A timeless figure’
Jadwat and Good Life co-founder Will Burbage came up with the idea when they attended Leeds University, where Attenborough’s documentaries were hugely popular among students.
Not only do they make for “perfect Sunday watching,” Jadwat said, but they also inspire young people to take an interest in nature and environmentalism.
“He has a special appeal despite the fact that obviously he’s been on TV a long time before a lot of these people were watching,” Jadwat said. “He’s kind of a timeless figure.”
Good Life is donating some of the event’s proceeds to World Land Trust, a conservation charity of which Attenborough is an outspoken patron.
As It Happens has reached out to the charity for comment.
Attenborough himself has not commented publicly on his newfound fame as a dance club celebrity.
“I’d love to hear from him,” Jadwat said. “He’s one of my idols.”
Residents of Windsor, a Canadian city near Detroit, have been complaining about a mysterious noise interfering with their daily lives for over eight years now, but despite numerous attempts to establish its origin, nobody has been able to figure out what’s causing it.
Called the ‘Windsor Hum’, the mysterious noise plaguing the Canadian city of over 210,000 people reportedly varies in intensity and comes and goes at random intervals. Sometimes it can be heard for just a few hours, and other times it lingers for days, causing those who can hear it to suffer from symptoms like severe headaches, sleeplessness, irritability, depression, among others. Some residents have been so affected by the Windsor Hum that they packed up and moved far away just so they could escape it.
Photo: Ken Lund/Wikimedia Commons
“You know how you hear of people who have gone out to secluded places to get away from certain sounds or noises and the like? I’ve wanted to do that many times in the past year or so because it has gotten so bad,” Windsor resident Sabrina Wiese wrote on a closed Facebook group dedicated to finding the source of the hum. “Imagine having to flee all you know and love just to have a chance to hear nothing humming in your head for hours on end.”
“You can’t get away from it. You go outside to work in your garden, you go outside to enjoy the sun, the noise is there,” 64-year-old Mike Provost told The Guardian, two years ago. “If you think of thunder, and you take that thunder and constantly repeat it for hours and days, weeks, that’s all it is.”
Some residents describe the Windsor Hum as the sound made by a subwoofer, others as an idling diesel engine, and some even compare it to the the Star Trek Enterprise preparing to go into warp speed. The one thing that all those who can hear the Windsor Hum agree on is that it is debilitating. Because it’s so inconsistent, coming and going at various intervals, and varying in its intensity, it’s virtually impossible impossible to get used to.
Photo: Ken Lund/Wikimedia Commons
Animals apparently have it even worse, according to Gary Grosse, a Windsor resident who has dedicated thousands of hours to finding the source of the hum and silencing it.
“Animals are being medicated for anxiety too. It sounds really freaky, but there are dogs crying all the time because animals are more susceptible. We even have some cats that won’t go outside,” Grosse said.
Identifying the origin of the Windsor Hum has been compared to chasing a ghost. Mot only is it inconsistent, but it’s also not heard by everyone in the city of Windsor and its vicinity. However, its existence is hard to deny if only by the number of reports about it. Six years ago, over 22,000 people dialed in to a local teleconference to complain about the hum and the effect it could have on their health and on the foundation of their home.
“It’s as if you had a fire hose moving back and forth and the people who have the water falling on them hear the noise, and if you’re outside that stream, you don’t hear the noise,” said Tim Carpenter, a retired consulting engineer who specialized in geotechnical engineering and machine vibrations.
Over the years, the Windsor Hum has been associated with all kinds of crazy conspiracy theories, like secret tunneling, UFOs and covert Government operations, but while you can’t rule out any possibility at this point, many Windsor residents are convinced that it has to do with the blast furnace operations on the nearby Zug Island, owned by US Steel.
“We didn’t identify the smoking gun, but there’s enough evidence there to strongly suggest that that’s the likely source,” said Colin Novak of the University of Windsor, one of the lead researchers on a 2013 Canadian government study of the hum.
Over the years, activists trying to solve the mystery of the Windsor Hum have complained that US Steel has been uncooperative and secretive about its operations on Zug Island. Both the New York Times and The Guardian attempted to contact the company about this issue, but it did not respond to requests for comment.
Gary Grosse and several other Windsor residents even pushed the idea that US Steel be given immunity from a lawsuit if its machinery proves to be the cause of the hum, on the condition that the company investigate the noise and take steps to mitigate it if it turns out their machines are causing it. Unfortunately, that proposition was put forward two years ago, but nothing has changed. The Windsor Hum still torments people, and there’s virtually nothing they can do but abandon their homes and move somewhere far away.
Take off the terrorist’s mask, and it’s the CIA. Take off the revolutionary’s mask, and it’s the CIA. Take off the Hollywood producer’s mask, and it’s the CIA. Take off the billionaire tech plutocrat’s mask, and it’s the CIA. Take off the news man’s mask, and guess what? It’s the motherf*cking CIA.
CIA influence is everywhere. Anywhere anything is happening which could potentially interfere with the interests of America’s unelected power establishment, whether inside the US or outside, the depraved, lying, torturing, propagandizing, drug trafficking, coup-staging, warmongering CIA has its fingers in it.
Which is why its former director made a cutesy wisecrack and burst out laughing when asked if the US is currently interfering in other democracies.
Fox’s Laura Ingraham unsurprisingly introduced former CIA Director James Woolsey as “an old friend” in a recent interview about Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 alleged members of a Russian troll farm, in which Woolsey unsurprisingly talked about how dangerous Russian “disinformation” is and Ingraham unsurprisingly said that everyone should really be afraid of China. What was surprising, though, was what happened at the end of the interview.
“Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections?” Ingraham asked in response to Woolsey’s Russia remarks.
“Oh, probably,” Woolsey said with a grin. “But it was for the good of the system in order to avoid the communists from taking over. For example, in Europe, in ’47, ’48, ’49, the Greeks and the Italians we CIA-”
“We don’t do that anymore though?” Ingraham interrupted. “We don’t mess around in other people’s elections, Jim?”
Woolsey smiled and said said “Well…”, followed by a joking incoherent mumble, adding, “Only for a very good cause.”
And then they both laughed.
They laughed about this. They thought it was funny and cute. They thought it was funny and cute that the very allegation being used to manufacture support for world-threatening new cold war escalations against a nuclear superpower was something they both knew the United States does constantly, usually through Woolsey’s own CIA.
The US government’s own data shows that it has deliberately meddled in the elections of 81 foreign governments between 1946 and 2000, including Russia in the nineties. That isn’t even counting the coups and regime changes it facilitated, including right here in my home Australia in the seventies.
The US meddles constantly in other democracies, not “for a good cause” as Woolsey claims, but to advance the agendas of the loosely allied plutocrats, intelligence and defense agencies which comprise America’s permanent government. It does this not to improve or protect the lives of ordinary Americans, but to make the rich richer and the powerful more powerful, usually at the expense of the money, resources, homes, governments, livelihoods and lives of people in other countries. It does this with impunity and without hesitation.
And now we are in the middle of a steadily escalating new cold war between two nuclear superpowers, all under the extremely flimsy pretense of punishing Russia for its alleged election meddling but really to cripple the Russia-China tandem and prevent the rise of a potential rival superpower.
This is not cute. This is not funny. This is endangering the life of every terrestrial organism to advance the power-hungry geopolitical agendas of the US-centralized empire. Stop giggling, you f*cking freaks. We see you.
Comment: When the US bothers to look in the mirror, it always sees someone else.
Elizabeth Parris, the CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, has become the very first human being to successfully, from a biological standpoint, reverse the age of her white blood cells, thanks to her own company’s experimental therapies. Bioviva utilizes intramural and extramural peer-reviewed research to create therapies for age-related diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart-disease), and now, they have reversed 20 years of ‘telomere shortening’ in a human for the first time.
Telomeres are short segments of DNA that cap the ends of every chromosome and act as a protective feature against wear and tear, which occurs naturally as the human body ages. As we age, these telomeres become shorter and shorter as our cells continue to divide more and more. Eventually they become too short to protect the chromosome, which is what causes our cells to malfunction and age related diseases to start setting in.
In September of last year, the 44 year old volunteered to partake in two of her own company’s experimental gene therapies; one intended to battle stem cell depletion, which happens when we age and leads to various age related diseases, and the other intended to protect against loss of muscle mass with age.
In Parrish’s case, specialized clinical testing in Houston, Texas, revealed that her telomeres were short for her age, which left her vulnerable to age-related diseases earlier on in life.
This type of gene therapy has been tested before, but prior to Parrish, it had only been used to lengthen the telomeres of cultured cells and mice; it has never before been tried on a human patient. The successful trial in mice was conducted by Maria Blasco and her team at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) in Madrid, who reported the telomerase gene result in 2012.
Blasco told The Scientist in an email, “We demonstrated that AAV9-Tert gene therapy was sufficient to delay age-related pathologies and extend both median and maximum longevity in mice. Many pathologies were delayed, including cancer.” (source)
After the gene therapy was completed on Parrish, the company’s website revealed the astonishing results of the experiment:
In March 2016, the same tests were taken again by SpectraCell revealed that her telomeres had lengthened by approximately 20 years, from 6.71kb to 7.33kb. This implies that Parrish’s white blood cells (leukocytes) have become biologically younger. These findings were independently verified by the Brussels-based non-profit HEALES (HEalthy Life Extension Company), and the Biogerontology Research Foundation, a UK-based charity committed to combating age-related diseases.
The following doc explores the world of genetic engineering and explains what is going on with the research.