Coping: Thursday at the WuJo

I love it when wujo stories start to pile up in the inbox.  Assuming you know that “wujo” stories are more reliable than regular woo-woo stories, since they are gathered here from first-hand reports, rather than thrice-told-tales, I should explain that our fascination is with their existence related to how they may indicate yet-to-be-found new areas for Science to investigate.

I don’t know if you caught George Noory’s  Tuesday Coast-to-Coast AM show, but his guest included Vernon Neppe and Edward R. Close who talked about new work coming out of psychiatry and quantum physics that seem to point to a universal substrate of consciousness that permeates reality.  Close had a book out a while back called Transcendental Physics which will get you started.

Between them, Noory got them into a familiar topic around here:  Wondering whether we’re coming along to the end of the Reductionist path…which is where simple “if-then” science needs to start looking at larger frameworks of reality.

So with that as background/foreplay, we (eventually) get to this morning’s “case report” from reader Jane:

Hi George,

Had to share this, I wrote you late last year about a Wujo loss of time and place in central Indiana.  Well, I had another experience today, and have to share.  Last time, I had been at a statewide meeting in Indpls, and lost 2 hours of time during the last day of meetings.  Going home, the landmarks and scenery were WRONG, and when I questioned this, I turned my car around and found that the scenery was back to normal.  AND I know this part of the state (IN), have been here my whole life, and went to school at BSU in Muncie.  I now live about an hour and a half north of there, but continue to travel frequently to this part of the state for business.

Today, I had a meeting in Muncie, which went well, and when I left, the road I had traveled to get to the meeting, less than 3 hours earlier, was CLOSED.  Barricaded, with lots of heavy equipment onsite.  Weird.  The detour took me west, and I knew where I was, and there were a couple of other cars following the same path.  They all turned off into residential driveways, and then I was alone.  Suddenly, really, suddenly, I felt like I didn’t know where I was.  I have known this area for over 25 years!  Somehow, I drove into a small town named Cammack, and then almost made it to Yorktown, which was in the opposite direction that I was traveling!!! I called my office manager and said “help, I am LOST”  and she eventually found me on google maps, as I was giving her county road numbers and landmarks.  I ended up over 15 miles from where I should have been.  Absolutely no explanation for this.  None. Except for Wujo.  Totally unnerving!

Thanks for all you do, and for allowing me a chance to share. 

About the only thing missing from Jane’s report is whether she’d  taken statins or any of the other medications which can result in temporary global amnesia (TGA).  But this is not the only report like this one. 

Remember a year or two back the case of the fellow who parked his car in a parking garage, walked down several flights of stairs, opened the fire door from the stairwell, and emerged on the roof?

This kind of report reminds us that there may be some ‘wormhole-like’ occasions that (thanks to better communications) we can actual spot nowadays, and share/discuss, rather than simply denying that they happened and going on about Life, leaving important clues about what Neppe and Close call the C-substrate carefully buried.

CERN is nice for pushing the Reductionist limits a last bit, but it seems to me Neppe and Close are much more likely to kick in the doors of some really fundamental breakthroughs in science than just writing infinitely large checks…

WuJo 2:  The Case of the Self-Walking Shoes

Longtime reader D.O. has another wujo encounter to report…one that tweaks reality even more…

So here is one for the Wujo….

Monday night the wife’s brother surprised us and stopped in from an interview, he lives 5 hours away and it was nice to see him so we were a little distracted. In the meantime my 5 year old son was in the backyard playing in the rain flooded sandbox.  Beforehand he took off his sandals and left them on the ground.

Checking on him I noticed the sandals and moved them out of the way so the dog would not get them since he does love to ‘fetch’ things he shouldn’t.  I placed them together on the third step with the toes facing west and thought to myself, “maybe I should bring these in?, Nah Magnus (my son) might need them when he gets done.”

Fast forward after dinner and after the brother-in-law left, we go to get my sons sandals since he left them outside.  Of course they were gone.  We start looking everywhere in the yard because the dog has been known to carry things off. We do not have a big yard but figure that the dog put them under the Raspberries and will have to find them in the morning.

The next day I get a text from the wife saying she found the sandals… But not in the yard.  They were tucked under lazy-boy recliner. Way under.  There was no way any of us put them there and the brother in law was gone before we even noticed them missing.  Also he was with one of us the entire time. The lazy boy is on the second floor and about 40 feet away from the stairs I put them on.

Oh and one more thing…  They were toes west.

Logically, the dog fetched them from the stairs, brought them inside (do you have a pet door?) went up stairs looking for the kid, not finding him, notice someone in the recliner and dumped them under there…???

Radiation Meter Servicing Follow-Up

In Wednesday’s Peoplenomics report, I covered periodic check-ups on our old Civil Defense Model 715 meter and several readers chastised me for not having a more sensitive meter:

Hi George,

I always appreciate your writings, and I wanted to ask you about the Rad survey meter – CD-715/717, etc, vs the true geiger counter, CDV 700, or the modern ones such as the Radalert, etc.

The ion chamber units, such as yours, are ideal in a true war environment where everything is saturated beyond background radiation, and the goal is to avoid mass concentrations of rads. The regular geiger counters can saturate and read low, though the better and more modern ones compensate. Of course, the modern ones may be more susceptible to EMP.

If you don’t have one(or two), I’d get a CDV-700 as a minimum, calibrated of course. This will pick up the various waves of Fukushima radiation and other events as they waft over the country. My primary unit is an older Radalert(similar to the Radalert 50 or 100). For even more sensitivity, such as for food, the Radalert Inspector with a pancake tube is good, but for true detail, you get into the five figure analyzer units, such as scintillation counters and gamma spectrometers. These get to be unrealistic for other than serious organizations.

The article was good, but I’d emphasize the potential pitfalls of having only a high range meter, and those of having only a classical geiger counter. I’d make sure every serious prepper has both, along with dosimeters and chargers to keep track of cumulative rads. I keep my radalert on constantly and near my computer, so I get a constant feeling of how the rad winds change. There’s an ebb and flow to it, and there was a much higher level(in waves) following 3/11. The radiation network is a good thing, and their software allows for cumulative views. It does require a bit of common sense though. I tried it and would remain online with them, but I’ve had to change computers and have no time or bandwidth to spare for the last year or so.

Here’s a link to share with readers:

It’s worth printing and putting in the garbage can with the rest of the rad gear.

Thanks to reader Mike for that.  Nuclear War Survival Skills by Kearney is available from Amazon for less than $19-bucks and it may be easier to just buy the book than spend all the time printing off chapters, binding them, and so forth.

And, as always, Shane down at continues to be the premier source of recertified (and new) equipment.  And yes, I have considered a better meter, and my friend Hank out in Hawaii also scolded me for having an older insensitive meter suitable for wartime use but maybe not much else.

Much more useful is the old CDV-700 meter with the wand-type geiger tube. Much more sensitive, and useful for determining even low levels of radiation.

I’ve refurbished and calibrated many of these and turned them over on eBay.  These can give you a useful  “counts per minute” reading that is useful for background and slightly increased levels of particles measurement  (like scanning Pacific Tuna, post-Fukushima!)  My background counts with this type meter are about 10 CPM.

If you are REALLY lucky, you can find a CDV-700 that is modified to use the much more sensitive “pancake” type pickup tube.  They have a different voltage setting.

My “Pancake” CDV-700 runs about 47 CPM background, and I was able to detect increased counts in some rainfall just after the Fukushima accident.

This makes it really worthwhile for determining just how much increased exposure one is getting from that damn nuclear volcano that is polluting our

Pacific Ocean!  Seriously… throw out the model 715 and get yourself a CDV-700.

Still, the way I figure it, I’m getting old enough so that if exposure to low levels will cause leukemia in 30-years, that would make me (hand me the calculator?)….um…94…so it might be a moot point, know what I’m saying?  (OK, I’ll do it…)

Papal Power?

Rumor Mill News is one of our favorite haunts to check on the effectiveness of anti-paranoia medications. 

After reading the post about how “The Pope  has the power to abolish ANY law in the United States” and then glancing through the list of US government agencies which aren’t really US agencies, we decided to go right to an IV drip.

Once the high drip-rate kicked in, we concluded that even though it’s another claim that IRS isn’t a government agency, we’d just as soon keep paying our protection money quarterly.

Algae in Diesel

A couple of readers called me on my recent use of the term “algae in diesel” because that’s what everyone calls it. 

I did a fair amount of research and found that it’s not really algae,, but little bits of tar that form.  Seems that when diesel is distilled, there’s a high enough tar content (heavy distillates) that they want to glom back together and they form what looks like algae and that’s what they call it.  (I always thought it was, which points out a hole in my encyclopedic knowledge that needed fixing!)

So after a chat with Curtis down at Pri-D Diesel Stabilizer in Houston, I found out that yes, Pri-D (better known as a preservative) would also break these long gobs of goo back into solution and since I still have a couple of barrels with goo to fix, I decided to do my wine jug experiment:  I’ll take one wine jug of filthy scummy diesel as a control, and then take the other jug and give it a double-dose Pri-D treatment and see how long it takes to clear up.  Agitating daily, of course.

The Pri-D folks are also looking up research on whether plastic barrels are better than steel drums, although as I explained to them, when a diesel drum  gets “iffy” around here, a couple of magazines of 9 MM rounds (with exit wounds smashed flat with a hammer) does fine as a burn barrel…whereas the plastics ones….well, let’s just say we won’t do that experiment again!

A Word From Our Quality Control Directorate

Thanks for all the nice cards and letters telling us:

  • You’ve got 508 errors
  • I really like the new look of the website and it runs great on my iPhone now
  • “…works on my mobile…”

Yes, we’re almost through the rollover and clean-up projects and this afternoon we should complete our journey to our shiny, new, blazingly fast virtual private server in the cloud somewhere. 

We’re now 90% of the way through the woods on this and our site (compared to Big Companies) should be seriously faster than many and certainly faster than most economic, information, and just plain old strange websites out there.

Assuming we don’t have to buy any additional memory for the VPS (i.e. no 508 errors tomorrow) it should be safe to tell your friends “Crazy George’s site is finally more or less done…”  Tell ‘em it’s safe to wander back and do so from most mobile devices…