Genetic Mutation May Be Responsible for Vampire Folklore (Video)

Guest Contributor Alton Parrish

Photo Above: Vampire by Edvard Munch – (1895) Credit: – Google Art Project / Wikimedia Commons

Porphyrias, a group of eight known blood disorders, affect the body’s molecular machinery for making heme, which is a component of the oxygen-transporting protein, hemoglobin. When heme binds with iron, it gives blood its hallmark red color.

The different genetic variations that affect heme production give rise to different clinical presentations of porphyria — including one form that may be responsible for vampire folklore.

A clinical cause for nocturnal blood drinking?

Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), the most common kind of porphyria to occur in childhood, causes people’s skin to become very sensitive to light. Prolonged exposure to sunshine can cause painful, disfiguring blisters.

“People with EPP are chronically anemic, which makes them feel very tired and look very pale with increased photosensitivity because they can’t come out in the daylight,” says Barry Paw MD, PhD, of the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. “Even on a cloudy day, there’s enough ultraviolet light to cause blistering and disfigurement of the exposed body parts, ears and nose.”

(Photo below: Vampire skeleton of Sozopol in the Nationalen Historischen Museum in Sofia) Credit: Bin im Garten / Wikimedia Commons

Staying indoors during the day and receiving blood transfusions containing sufficient heme levels can help alleviate some of the disorder’s symptoms. In ancient times, drinking animal blood and emerging only at night may have achieved a similar effect — adding further fuel to the legend of vampires.

Now, Paw and his team of international investigators report — in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)— a newly discovered genetic mutation that triggers EPP. It illuminates a novel biological mechanism potentially responsible for stories of “ vampires” and identifies a potential therapeutic target for treating EPP.

The nature of EPP’s “supernatural” symptoms

To produce heme, the body goes through a process called porphyrin synthesis, which mainly occurs in the liver and bone marrow. Any genetic defects that impact this process can interrupt the body’s ability to produce heme; the decreased heme production leads to a buildup of protoporphyrin components. In the case of EPP, type of protoporphyrin called protoporphrin IX accumulates in the red blood cells, plasma and sometimes the liver.

When protoporphin IX is exposed to light, it produces chemicals that damage surrounding cells. As a result, people with EPP experience swelling, burning and redness of the skin after exposure to sunlight — even trace amounts of sunlight that pass through window glass.

Some genetic pathways leading to build-up of protoporphyrin IX have already been described, but many cases of EPP remain unexplained. By performing deep gene sequencing on members of a family from Northern France with EPP of a previously unknown genetic signature, Paw’s team discovered a novel mutation of the gene CLPX, which plays a role in mitochondrial protein folding.

“This newly-discovered mutation really highlights the complex genetic network that underpins heme metabolism,” says Paw, who was co-senior author on the study. “Loss-of-function mutations in any number of genes that are part of this network can result in devastating, disfiguring disorders.”

Myth vs. reality

Paw suggests that identifying the various gene mutations that contribute to porphyria could pave the way for future therapies that could correct the faulty genes responsible for these related disorders.

“Although vampires aren’t real, there is a real need for innovative therapies to improve the lives of people with porphyrias,” says Paw.

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Contacts and sources:
Bethany Tripp
Boston Children’s Hospital

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10/1 Human Sacrifice Atomic Bomb Planned for North Korea’s Hotel of Doom (Video)

Guest Contributor, Jeffery Pritchett

There was a t-shirt found that is already talking about this event as if it is a 911 pre-planned event.

Is this going to be ground zero of a new Chernobyl event? Chernobyl, WTC, Pyongyang. Who exactly is blowing this thing up? Is it going to the USA dropping Nukes on it or a self sacrifice situation with North Korea’s maniac dictator?

The Ryugyong Hotel (Chosŏn’gŭl: 류경려관; sometimes anglicised as Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel) is an unfinished (although topped-out) 105-storey, 330 metres (1,080 ft)-tall pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Could this be planned as a human sacrifice via North Korea? So many possibilities as we stare at the creepy t-shirt and watch the creepy videos about North Korea’s Hotel of Doom!

This obviously could be the site of something nasty brewing on the horizon. Now we will break down the history of the hotel. Which is also what the included videos discuss as well.

Dubbed by Esquire magazine as “the worst building in the history of mankind”, and given the names “Hotel of Doom” and “Phantom Hotel” by other media sources, the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel is in the news once again after North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un restarted work on the project in the capital of one of the world’s most reclusive and destitute countries.

Pyongyang North Korea, 1987. Construction begins on the Ryugyong Hotel, a project intended to show the world just how powerful and glorious the North Korean regime is, was halted in 1992, resumed in 2008 with the exterior reportedly finished in 2011. Work was halted again in 2013, and the planned opening suspended. How in 2017, army conscripts were seen working at the site in July, and on the anniversary of the Korean War armistice, two broad new walkways leading to the the building were revealed. But the hotel, nearly four million empty square feet of space, is still not finished 30 years later, making it the Half Life three of construction projects.

Bureau 39 is another North Korean secret location, but this time we have no confirmed pictures of the building, because this is the site of some extremely shady goings on. Bureau 39 is reportedly where Kim Jong Un’s Korean Workers Party orchestrates and executes various illegal activities which take place across the globe, and the CIA estimate that the operations conducted within this one building are responsible for counterfeit US currency production, illegal weapons sales, narcotic production and distribution, and an international insurance fraud scheme, all of which rake in between five hundred million and one billion dollars per year.

It’s three in a row for North Korea as in 2015 this ominously designed building was opened – the North Korean Science and Technology Complex known as Ssuk Islet. See how it’s shaped like a giant atom? Like something a super-villain would do to his super-secret volcano base? That can’t be good, that can’t be good at all. Construction began in 2014 but Kim Jong Un wanted it built quicker than that.

Bill Gates is also connected financially to this hotel and the following information has been found regarding this connection. A connection between Bill Gates and Melinda Gates has also been found to the hotel. In 2017, there were some signs of activity with army conscripts working on the site.

Source WikiPedia Says

The Ryugyong Hotel (Chosŏn’gŭl: 류경려관; sometimes anglicised as Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel) is an unfinished (although topped-out) 105-storey, 330 metres (1,080 ft)-tall pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name (“capital of willows”) is also one of the historical names for Pyongyang. The building is also known as the 105 Building, a reference to its number of floors. The building has been planned as a mixed-use development, which would include a hotel.

Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered a period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union. After 1992 the building stood topped out, but without any windows or interior fittings. In 2008 construction resumed, and the exterior was completed in 2011. It was planned to open the hotel in 2012, the centenary of Kim Il-sung’s birth, but this did not happen. A partial opening was announced for 2013, but this was also cancelled. As of 2017, the building remains unopened and has been called the tallest unfinished building in the world.

It also says, ” In 2017, there were some signs of activity with army conscripts working on the site. “

The main website for the site can found here. http://ryugyong.org/

Also it was said Eric Schmidt went there with “fixer” Bill Richardson. Also who is selling these t-shirts? The store is here.

Also Google Executive Chairman Lands In North Korea For Controversial Trip

In this photo provided by China’s Xinhua News Agency, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, center, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, third right, arrive at an airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Google chairman wants a first-hand look at North Korea’s economy and social media in his private visit Monday to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhang Li)

Source: Google Executive Chairman Lands In North Korea For Controversial Trip – NBC Bay Area

So Bill Gates invests 1 billion in Orascom in 2013 and then lands a construction contract with North Korea with his new company? The first nuke could go off on American soil. Source here below. Unfortunately for the bloomberg post you have to be a subscriber but you can still see a source connecting Bill Gates.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-01-18/orascom-construction-gets-2-billion-from-bill-gates-investors

What is about to go down here? We don’t know for sure. But it could very well be something insane and huge.

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Reference:

https://goo.gl/97mU2e

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Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and Hollywood Are Weaponized Tools of Mass Manipulation (Video)

 

(N.Morgan) The modern day moral fiber of society has deteriorated to such a degree that most people are suffering from a complete disconnect from reality.

Perhaps no philosophical concept more aptly describes the current cultural milieu than hyperreality, characterized by wikipedia as “an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies.

The ideological motives and functions of cinema and other pop culture are manifold, but a major one is control and influence of mass audiences.

We now know the US government has been doing it at least since the 1950s.

According to a Church Committee investigation detailing Operation Mockingbird in 1976:

“The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda.

These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets.”

 In the video below, DTRH Popeye is joined by broadcast researcher, comedian, and author Jay Dyer.

The two of them have a very in depth conversation about such topics as films and the people Jay discusses in his book titled ESOTERIC HOLLYWOOD: SEX, CULTS, AND SYMBOLS IN FILMS.

Jay says, “There is not another book out here like it, a book that tries to combine philosophy; geopolitics; comedy; conspiracy; satire; and metaphysics all into one package.”

Popeye and Jay also discuss Stanley Kubrick, his films and hidden messages as well as Steven Spielberg’s films.

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References:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUBDASXQ-rVXsjqblQwG7A

https://steemit.com/philosophy/@lutherb/weaponized-hyperreality-social-engineering-through-corporate-state-propaganda-and-religion

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Amazing Tattooed Mummy Brought Back to Life in Stunning Realistic Recreation (Video)

by N.Morgan

What killed Señora of Cao in Peru 1,600 years ago may still remain a mystery, however we now have a very clear depiction of what she looked like alive.

No one knows what fatal fate of Señora of Cao nearly 1,600 years ago.

Whatever the cause of her demise, her untimely passing must have been upsetting to her people, the Moche, who lived on the north coast of Peru between approximately and 100 and 700 C.E., at least seven centuries before the more well-known Inca.

After the Señora of Cao died, the Moche took the young woman’s body to the top of a temple, carefully wrapped her tattooed corpse in 20 layers of fabric, and buried her, alongside four V-shaped crowns and other treasures, in an ornate tomb — where she would stay until she was discovered by archaeologists in 2005.

(Photos: Ira Block/National Geographic; Fundación Augusto N Wiese)

What makes Señora of Cao a special part if history is because first female noblewoman ever discovered from this civilization. And now, after years of being hidden away in a climate controlled room, she’s finally going to be exhibited to museum-goers in Peru, in a manner of speaking.

The mummy is too fragile to be shown publicly and even with careful preservation, researchers know it is bound to decay even further as time goes on. So, using the latest 3-D forensic technology, normally used to solve crimes, experts from around the world have created an exact replica of the remains as they are now.

The replica will remain intact and the researchers won’t have to worry about decay.

“That kind of record could keep this extraordinary discovery alive for many generations to come,” archaeologist Arabel Fernández López told National Geographic.

The bewigged mummy maybe interesting to look at, but she doesn’t really do justice to what the Señora once was and lacks the magnitude of her essence.

Along with the replica, researchers created an incredibly lifelike sculpture of what they think this extraordinary woman looked like when she was alive.

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They began by taking photos of the mummy with hand-held laser scanners. Those scans were uploaded to computer software that would strip the image of the face down to the bone.

The researchers then worked from the skull back up, adding on facial muscles and features based on their best educational guesses from studying cadavers, Moche paintings, and photographs of Peruvian people.

“It’s the exact same process you’d go through hands-on in the traditional method, adding clay to a model,” forensic artist Joe Mullins said. “But it’s rolled into the digital environment now.”

Once they had constructed the face on the computer, they used a 3-D printer to build a model, which was then decked out in clothing and jewelry that scholars thought would suit her high status in Moche society.

Finally, the finished product was unveiled at the El Brujo museum.

“It was very emotional to see that final stage of the reconstruction,” museum representative Fernández López said. “It’s as if this woman had been resurrected. I said to myself, ‘OK, Señora, you’re with us once again.’”

References:

http://undergroundscience.net/archaelogy/remarkable-tattooed-mummy-brought-back-to-life-in-stunning-realistic-recreation/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/csi-tools-mummy-moche-peru-cao-brujo/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20170704news-mummy&utm_campaign=Content&sf95291149=1

The Most Important and Censored Stories of 2016 That You Never Heard About (Video)

(N.Morgan) 2016 will go down in history as the year internet censorship was fully launched.

Targeted censorship that was designed to hide some of the most vital stories of the year, to keep the masses in the dark about the true issues taking place in our country and globally.

“It is impossible to fully measure the impact the failure of the press has had on society. How many thousands, or perhaps millions, of  lives would have been saved if the press had done its job instead of ignoring or covering up the problems.” -Dr. Carl Jensen, co-founder of Project Censored (1929-2015)

In the video below, Global Research does a Year in Review, in which they discuss the stories we all missed, due to politically skewed censorship.

Our first guest, Andy Lee Roth, is the Associate Director of Project Censored, a media research program which fosters student development of media literacy and critical thinking skills as applied to news media censorship in the United States. 

Every year, PC releases its picks of the most censored news stories of the previous year. Roth provides an overview of the Top 25 most censored stories of 2016 in our first half hour.

We next hear from John Schertow, founder and lead editor of Intercontinental Cry, an online media source of news of worldwide Indigenous struggle and resistance.

Schertow shares his picks for the most under-reported stories involving Indigenous peoples.

References:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/censored-2016-the-most-important-stories-that-you-never-heard-about/5567193

http://www.patriciaelliott.ca/hello/welcome/

http://projectcensored.org/category/the-top-censored-stories-of-2015-2016/

History Changer: Oldest Writing System in the World Found to Predate Ancient Sumerian Text (Video)

(N.Morgan) It has been discovered that the Danube Valley Civilization script is the oldest writing in the world and predates the Sumerian Writings in Mesopotamia and the Dispilo Tablet. Although the Danube Valley civilization isn’t nearly as famous as other ancient cultures around the world, is it one of the oldest civilization to exist in Europe, developing from around 5,500 and 3,500 BC in an area known today as the Balkans, a vast area of land that stretches from Northern Greece to Slovakia (South to North), and Croatia to Romania (West to East).

The Danube civilization was found to be one of the most influential and important cultures in south-eastern Europe, being among the first civilizations to develop copper tools, advanced architecture, including two-story houses, design and production of furniture, and most importantly a writing system. All of this occurred while most parts of Europe were in the Stone Age, and advanced development was nowhere to be seen. This ancient civilization from the Balkans developed unprecedented skills like weaving, leather processing, clothes manufacturing and they invented the wheel.

Nevertheless the most prominent feature of the Danube Valley Civilization is without a doubt, is the controversial written language they invented. Many archaeologists believe the Danube Valley script isn’t a written language but a collection of geometric shapes, others believe that this is one of the first writings systems to ever appear on Earth. In fact, if this theory is proven to be accurate, it would mean that it is the oldest written language ever found on Earth, predating the well-known Sumerian Writings in Mesopotamia and the Dispilo Tablet which according to researchers dates back to 5360 BC.

As reported by Harald Haarmann, who is a German linguistic and cultural scientist, currently, vice-president of the Danube script predates the Sumerian writings and should be considered as the oldest writing in the world. The inscriptions in the tablets found from the Danube Valley Civilization date back to at least 5,500 BC, and the mysterious symbols that make up the written language are yet to be deciphered.

The symbols seen on numerous tablets from the Danube civilization are also called the Vinca symbols and are found across multiple archaeological sites across the Danube Valley areas. The symbols have been found to be recorded on pottery, figurines, spindles and other clay artifacts.

 

Danube Valley Civilization Script Is The Oldest Writing In The World [Video]

A History Changer

The fact that the writing system developed by the Danube Valley Civilization is the oldest in the world is definitely a history changer. Not only is there evidence to support this theory present on clay tablets, but researchers have found thousands of artifacts with the Danube Valley Script on countless figurines. To date, researchers have found approximately 700 different characters in the Danube Valley Script, a number similar to the characters used in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

Despite the fact that mainstream archaeologists suggest these symbols are not a writing system but mere decorations comes from the same inability to explain other findings across the globe. It seems that every time, something that challenges mainstream views on history and development of the human race is found, mainstream scholars close their eyes and decide to ignore it.

Yet there are scholars who also suggest that the Danube Valley Civilization actually copied the symbols and writing system of Ancient Mesopotamia, claims that are absurd when you realize that some clay tablets from the Danube Valley Civilization are older than many clay tablets from ancient Mesopotamia.

If anything, this incredible ancient civilization surely deserves a more appropriate study and scientific approach, one which could teach us a thing or two about ancient civilizations on Earth. Haarmann’s proposal deserves a better look at what could prove to be one of the most important and controversial ancient civilizations on Earth.

References:

http://www.ancient-code.com/

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/danube-valley-civilization-script-is-the-oldest-writing-in-the-world_74cfa5aa6.html

March Of The Titans

A 1,000 Years In The Making, Secret Cave Revealed To Public (Video and Photos)

(N.Morgan)  China’s history is long and rich known for its abundance of art and culture.

Evidence has shown that this long history spans all the way back to prehistoric times.

Every year there are more amazing archaeological discoveries made about this ancient and mystic land.

The most recent discovery is a temple which is believed to have been erected during the the 7th century Tang Dynasty.

The rise of the Tang dynasty in China mirrored the rise of the Han over 800 years earlier.

Like the Han dynasty before them, the Tang dynasty was created after the fall of a ruthless leadership.

And like the Han before them, the Tang dynasty had their own powerful leader, Emperor Tai-tsung.

The decision was made for the cave to be opened to the public for the first time in a 1,000 years.

The cave was sealed to protect the precious contents inside and to preserve the history found within its walls.

The temple’s grand opening took place on March 10th.

This remarkable temple is made up of a astonishing 2,300 caves which are all connected in this magical place.

As if the enormity of the cave wasn’t mind boggling enough, it is also believed to possess 110,000 statues and artifacts in its depths.

Historians were able to date which dynasty by the artwork they discovered.

Sadly, many of the caves were damaged from China’s Cultural Revolution that took place between 1966 and 1976.

The Fall of the Golden Age – The Tang Dynasty

However through tireless work and dedication, many of the caves have been restored and are almost ready for the public to view.

References:

http://www.conspiracyclub.co/2016/03/05/ancient-china/

http://www.ushistory.org/civ/9d.asp

IT’S HISTORY

http://video.beforeitsnews.com/the-fall-of-the-golden-age-the-tang-dynasty_2f9140778.html