Monday, May 6, 2019

Royal Line of Duty

Unusually no signature to this royal announcement
The announcement of the birth of a new 'Earl of Dunbarton' for May 6th 2019, came at 2.00pm UK time, with a Palace Statement, followed by a Twitter post approx. one hour later. It stated that the half blue-blood baby was born at 5.26am - This caused some confusion within the media outlets, many not understanding that the birth had taken place hours prior to the announcement from the Palace about the Duchess of Sussex going 'into labour'... the majority of royal correspondents on Sky News and BBC sent into a frenzy asking why it wasn't announced earlier?!

Up to 2.00pm today the story hitting headlines here in the UK was... Who is 'H'? This is the question that loyal fans of the record-breaking BBC1 police drama 'Line of Duty' have been asking for weeks. Is the character of Ted Hasting going to turn out to be the corrupt cop come boss-of-bosses with a Godfather-like presence? Is he hiding his identity and about to be exposed in the finale? I won't dwell on the answers revealed yesterday. What I will mention is the fabulous Irish actor who plays the character with such believability; Adrian Dunbar.

Adrian Dunbar in 'The Hollow Crown'... I think you know where I'm going with this don't you?
Adrian has starred in some of the most iconic, revered and rewarded British movies of all time, including 'My Left Foot' and 'The Crying Game', and lesser remembered TV stints, for example, with headline grabbing Eco-warrior Brit actress and lovey Emma Thompson in 'The Blue Boy'. Apparently his turn in Star Wars Episode 1 ended up on the cutting room floor.

However, Adrian is now the hottest property on TV in the UK. He recently joked to a less than modest Piers Morgan while being interviewed by him for breakfast television that, 'I'm the biggest TV star... this week!' 

So the name 'Dunbar' has literally been on everyone's lips for a while now.

A portrait of the 1st Earl of Dunbarton
With the latest Royal Baby news, we have a synchronistic connection to the collective psyche of the British Public at a time of disillusionment in the form of a name. The news is distracting the masses from their troubling thoughts of Brexit for example - or so say the 'experts'. What better way then than to announce the arrival of the next Earl of Dunbar... Dunbarton... 

Prince Harry 2nd Earl of Dunbar ton, beaming outside some Windsor Castle stable and barn, no manger in sight however!
Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person

Dunbar family name in ancient Scotland, they lived in the barony of Dunbar on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh. The place name comes from the Gaelic words dùn, meaning "a fort," and barr, meaning "top," or "summit."

Dumbarton comes from the Scottish Gaelic Dùn Breatainn meaning "fort of the Britons". ... By the 18th century the names "County of Dunbarton" and "County of Dumbarton" were used interchangeably.

Monday, April 15, 2019


April 11th 2019 Julian Assange leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London 
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Monday said Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had violated his asylum conditions by using the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as a "center for spying" during his seven-year stay.
"It is unfortunate that, from our territory and with the permission of authorities of the previous government, facilities have been provided within the Ecuadorian embassy in London to interfere in processes of other states," he said in an email interview with British newspaper The Guardian.

"We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a center for spying," Moreno added. "This activity violates asylum conditions.Under former left-wing Ecuadorian President Rafael Corea, Assange was granted asylum in August 2012 due to perceived threats from a United States secret investigation into him.
But on April 11, embassy officials allowed police to enter the building to arrest Assange due to breach of British bail conditions linked to a Swedish extradition request. Police later said the 47-year-old Australian citizen was "further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities."
Assange's relationship with Ecuador deteriorated after he was accused of leaking information about Moreno's personal life, but Moreno, who became president in May 2017, insisted that his government's decision was "based on international law."
He told the Guardian that Britain had given "written guarantees" that Assange would not be extradited to "third countries where he could suffer torture, ill-treatment or the death penalty."
Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer who said she regularly visited Assange at the embassy, told Sky News on Sunday that Ecuador was "making some pretty outrageous allegations to justify an unlawful and extraordinary act to allow British police to come inside an embassy."
"The politics of the case, with respect to Ecuador, changed with the change of government, with Lenin Moreno coming to power in May 2017," Robinson said. "And ever since then, inside the embassy, it's become more and more difficult." from
Who's spying on who?
Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in 'The Fifth Estate'  (2013)
The hand gesture is used for benediction, which translates from Latin to mean ‘speak well’. This is used at the end of church service as a prayer and blessing.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

I Know My First Name is Madeleine...

What happened to Madeleine McCann?

It may have escaped some, but Netflix are currently screening their hotly anticipated, although rather controversial, ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’ documentary.
A brief history: Madeleine McCann (aka Maddie) was a three-year-old British child reported missing on Thursday, May 3, 2007, while on holiday with her family (and close family friends) in Praia Da Luz, Portugal. 
Though Maddie’s whereabouts are still unknown, over the years, there have been several reports of her being seen alive. Along with these, plenty of circulating talk of murder and political intrigue, police corruption, paedophile gangs, and out-of-place celebrity connections. All of this adding further to the confusion over what really happened in Portugal that night.
Despite these reports, rumours, and the myriad of theories, British Police are no closer to finding out what happened to the little girl or learning where she is today. It’s unknown whether Maddie is dead or alive. (I emphasize British, as the Portuguese Police in charge of the investigation at the time, came to their Occam's Razor conclusion in 2007, later to be refuted without further investigation thus closing the case until more evidence is produced, while Kate and Gerry McCann remain suspects/persons of interest). 
Look familiar?
On this close anniversary, what would be Maddie’s twelfth birthday (May 12th), it’s notable to see a resurgence of interest in her disappearance. I’ve written in the past about some of the ridiculous ‘evidence’ in this case, namely on the Photofit Phantom…

Here is the link to a tiny part of it, the infamous and mostly forgotten photofit of a suspect known as ‘Egg Man’.

There is so much information to be found online that I won’t repeat here. But a basic Google search will find you some convincing interviews, and the truth about missing children around the world. Maddie’s case is altogether a great mystery because nothing can be tied down. There’s plenty of information (accidentally on-purpose) hidden from the mainstream public access. If you’re really interested, you need to dig a little deeper than a sensationalistic Netflix serial. 
I’ve not yet seen this Netflix ‘diamond’ of a documentary, but no doubt can pretty much guess what will be in it, having studied the case in its entirety since 2007, communicating with real investigators in the case, and actually reading the transcript of the Police interviews at the time. 

Try looking for intriguing pieces about how Kate and Gerry McCann answer those questions from journalists all over the world when asked if they killed their daughter, or the Cadaver Dog evidence, where statistically, a shocking conclusion may be drawn... a clue to the mantra you hear often in this case that sadly... ‘Dogs don’t’ lie’. 
I would love for some amazing miracle to occur… for Maddie or Madeline to come walking into a room full of reporters, glaring lights, microphones swinging, and an internet live stream of ‘Breaking News’ flashing across the wide screen. For her to say ‘I know my first name is Madeleine’… but somehow this is one of those miracles that is just not going to happen.

Something's missing?

Monday, March 18, 2019

Out of the Blue

One of the four finalists in the design a new flag for New Zealand Referendum 2015
New Zealand, what an awe-inspiring place. So far away from England's usual holiday traps, and a rare choice for the timid explorer. With its magical vistas, and fantastical cinematic landscape, its a Bucket-List destination. Sadly, like any other 'developed' country, it has its share of controversy too, and isn't shy to deal its hand on the world stage when it comes to conflict and political shenanigans.

From a synchromystic point of view, it's clear to see that there is a lot of symbolism happening right now with the latest news out of New Zealand. Others can probably explain the meanings, strange coincidences and the correct gematria angle.

However, I too have noticed the symmetrical or numerical occurrence of the letters in the name of the latest (anonymously funded) 'faux neo-Nazi' terrorist: Brenton Tarrant...
B r e n t o n T a r r a n t = 14 letters
(not including a middle name here)

A 2
R 3
T 3
N 3                                                                                   
E 1
O 1
B 1

Meaning of Tarrant = English topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Tarrant river in Dorset, England, of which the name is of the same origin as Trent.
Meaning of Brenton = is an English place name and surname. The surname Brenton indicates that one's ancestors came from a place called Brenton near Exminster, Devon, England, the original meaning of which was "Bryni's homestead". Bryni was an Old English given name based on the word bryne, "flame".
There appears to be a link with Turkey/Turkish President having been mentioned/written in the so-called Manifesto of the, suitably monikered, 'Facebook Terrorist'. (Facebook: because he live-streamed his killing spree through his Facebook page, causing an outcry and lots of hand-wringing towards Social Media sites for not stopping him, or removing the video in time*)

*What many journos fail to understand is that the internet doesn't work like that! We'll discuss this some other time.

Another out-of-the-blue terror (apparently) attack took place today (3 days later) in the Dutch city of Utrecht, where a man boarded a tram and opened fire shooting passengers, killing three, The perpetrator having Turkish roots, is called Gokmen Tanis...
Meaning of Gokmen = In Turkey Gokmen is Blue Eyed, Fair Haired Man.
Meaning of Tanis = In Urdu = Affection, Love, in Spanish slang = to make famous
in Greek = Serpent

I have no idea what these names could signify, but when put together they seem odd and strangely coded in symbolism.

A little controversial from one entry into the flag competition making headlines in the region back in 2015
From online news media November 2015: Fed up with its flag being confused with Australia's, New Zealand unveiled four possible options for a revamped ensign - and none of them feature the Union Flag.
Three of the designs that made the shortlist, from more than 10 000 entries submitted by the public, feature the native silver fern, already the country's unofficial national emblem.
The fourth depicts a koru, or unfurling fern frond, a traditional Maori symbol of new life and beginnings.
The Prime Minister at the time, John Key, who instigated the NZ$26m (£10.75m) flag-changing exercise, is a fan of the silver fern, already used as a logo by the All Blacks rugby team and other national sporting outfits. However, many New Zealanders were underwhelmed by the final four designs, chosen by the excitingly named Flag Consideration Committee.

To counter the politician's reference to Nazi flags, this was posted online at the time

N.B. This post is named after a 2006 movie which took its premise from a massacre that occurred in a small seaside village in New Zealand. The horror of that event seemed like a long time ago until Friday's out-of-the-blue terrorist incident in Christchurch. Looking into the tranquil psyche of the nation, it's amazing to see how the population cope with the grotesque. It's apparent that wounds do eventually heal, forgiveness is possible, but scars remain.
Other flags suggested for New Zealand

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

I Fell and NeverLanded

Moonwalking around
Today I fell down the ‘synch-hole’ – I sank whole into a Synchronistic vortex. I was taking a break from having to deal with the daily cataloguing of confidential stories of child abuse, which permeate my current career path, and trying to forget that I made the mistake of watching that unethical documentary on Channel 4 about Michael Jackson and his latest batch of accusers.

I decided to take a break from editing to just read up on missed blog posts in the Synchromystic online community. I came across Kubrickology again,  and Loren Coleman’s musing on the subject over at Twilight Language Blog -   I admit I got bored because I’ve read it more than I should, so turned on the TV to be slap-bang in the middle of a documentary about, you guessed it, Kubrick, or rather his right-hand man Leon Vitali.
Vitali tells you his version
Wow, another one of those crazy coincidences. To split the day, I popped out of town for a few hours, and decided to travel by train. On boarding the carriage, I heard someone calling my name. I turn around to discover an old school friend, someone I haven’t seen in 35 years. 
The choice to travel by train today was a last-minute decision. All hail the fates, as I discover my old friend still lives in the area that I had returned to after 20 years, although I’d never bumped into her until today. 
By coincidence my friend began to describe how she use to work for the same organisation I now work for. Hold the front page! It gets weirder. She goes on to tell me what a terrible time she had at my work-place with the exact same people that I am working with, only she knew them years earlier. As it turns out, we have strangely moved along the same life-path… I ponder this coincidence. She (from my past) is talking to me about people from her past that are now my present. 
Synchronicity never ceases to amaze!
As a side-note to this synchronistic episode, Stanley Kubrick’s Civil War Trilogy ‘Downslope’ to be directed by Marc Forster, who also directed ‘Finding Neverland’.
For some interesting truths on the MJ affair - check out

Monday, October 22, 2018

...they put a Man on the Moon

Neil Armstrong on the Moon
With the release of his latest Oscar contender, director Damien Chazelle  of La La Land fame, gives us a visceral yet birds-eye view of the First Man (on the Moon), largely taken from Neil Armstrong's biography of the same name.

After seeing what I thought was supposed to be humanity's greatest achievement, brought to life on the big screen, I found myself questioning why it was such a depressingly sad and moody insight into the life of one of our great heroes.

What is the point of creating such an authentic piece of nostalgia for a mainstream audience, and strip away everything that was amazing about it? If you believe they put a man on the moon, you have to believe that the reason Armstrong was so miserable all the time, even shouting at reporters at press conferences, was because of the death of his two-year-old daughter seven years earlier.

From personal experience, losing someone you love and are close to is not something you just 'get over'. You learn to live with their death. So Armstrong does exactly this, he copes with the deaths of his colleagues, and even pays homage to his child while walking on the moon. All of the 'death' evident in First Man overshadows any great joy or excitement that reaching the moon would have, or so the film reveals to us. In this respect, the achievement of reaching the Moon is treated as meaningless.

Perhaps there is more than meets the eye here, as synchronicity strikes the man on the moon...

Jim Carrey staring at the Moon in the TheTruman Show (1998)
Carrey was born in the Toronto suburb of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, to Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey, a musician and accountant. He was raised a Roman Catholic and has three older siblings: John, Patricia, and Rita. His mother was of French, Irish, and Scottish descent and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry (the family's original surname was Carré).

At age 10, Carrey wrote a letter to Carol Burnett of the Carol Burnett Show pointing out that he was already a master of impressions and should be considered for a role on the show; he was overjoyed when he received a form letter reply. Carrey lived in Burlington, Ontario, for eight years.

Ryan Gosling (as Neil Armstrong) with Jimmy Kimmel all one big joke!

Ryan Thomas Gosling was born in London, Ontario, the son of Thomas Ray Gosling, a travelling salesman for a paper mill, and Donna, a secretary. Both of his parents are of part French-Canadian descent, along with some English, Scottish, and Irish decent. Because of his father's work, the family "moved around a lot" and Gosling lived in both Cornwall, Ontario, and Burlington, Ontario. His parents divorced when he was 13, and he and his older sister Mandi lived with their mother.

Gosling was educated at Gladstone Public School, Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School and Lester B. Pearson High School. As a child, he watched Dick Tracy and was inspired to become an actor…. Gosling performed in front of audiences from an early age, encouraged by his sister being a performer. He and his sister sang together at weddings; he performed with Elvis Perry, his uncle's Elvis Presley tribute act.

From a recent article in The Metro -  "Of his current situation, Carrey told the website: ‘I have gone through some really tough times in the last few years and I would not wish them on anybody, but my God, my understanding of life and what is real and what is not real has expanded exponentially because of that. ‘And my ability to understand suffering, which is a valuable thing. It’s the way to salvation because once you understand it, you have compassion, and the next thing you know, you are free."
Carrey pulling the Moon down to Earth in Bruce Almighty (2003)
The Daily Telegraph reported that Gosling said the moon landing “transcended countries and borders” and was “widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it”.
He also said he did not think Armstrong “viewed himself as an American hero” and added: “From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil. I’m Canadian,” Gosling added, “so [I] might have cognitive bias.”

Carrey as Andy Kaufman (Man on the Moon)
or is it Endless Sunshine in John Malkovich's mind?

Carrey loves Emma Stone apparently!