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Daniel Burton Whitmore aka Dicksee Diano, was arrested for smuggling $7 million worth of cocaine, or 9.8 kg into Narita International Airport in Tokyo. This occurred 12/11/2017.
Dicksee Diano was the lead singer for Powerclown, a band that played covers of Maiden dressed as clowns. Neat!
The go-go powder was stashed in fake bottoms of guitar cases and multiple tea canisters.
Apparently he was sweating so profusely it alerted customs as he made his way in from Vancouver. Coupled with the heavier than usual guitar case it prompted customs to scan everything with X-Rays.
“When questioned, Whitmore reportedly told police: “I was supposed to carry a guitar case as requested by a Chinese-based person in Canada,I was scheduled to deliver it to a hotel in Narita City.””
Statement from the band: Flags are flying half mast at the Powerclown circus tent. I assure you, any frowns we are wearing are real. Painted on or not. All we can do is hope for the best for him. Clownery and parlour tricks, whether by him or us ain’t gonna do no good. Even with his voice, the voice of a songbird, and his velvet-painting-smooth charm, he wont be able to talk his way out of these hijinks, even if he did speak Japanese. While none of us clowns condone Dicksee’s actions, or recommend anyone else attempting something this foolish, we do hope for the best for our grease-painted pal. We hope that by some small…make that large…miracle, he somehow manages to slide into his cock-pink pants and dance himself back home to face this different form of music he has created for himself.
We love you Dicksee. If you somehow make it back here, and we hope you do, we may even go easy on you. Maybe. No promises.”
There was a simultaneous protest in Tokyo as the same time as the Jan 6th protests. Apparently hundreds we’re out to deny the results of the 2020 USA election.
Wow, “Qanon” is present in 70 different countries.
Two other events, one in Nov 2020 and Dec 2020 had 200 and 300 people respectfully.
“Akira Ishida, 78, the president of the Nagoya QAnon group and organizer of the December protest, said he was motivated by the evils of the “deep state,” a conglomerate of governments and media organizations supposedly on a mission to take down Trump. As reported by the Chunichi Shinbun, Ishida believes that the “Chinese Communist Party, which is connected to the Deep State, created the coronavirus and launched a cyberattack to take over the United States.””
One follower says they believed the March 2011 earthquake and Fukishima were terror events. “We can’t trust politicians. They don’t tell us the truth. The entire government is rotting away.”
Same person said, “He’s not just the United States’ president, but the world’s president. Japanese people wish we could have someone like him in our government.”
Vice states only a fraction of Japanese people believe in Q. One J-Anon twitter account has 57k in followers.
Lol, and they are still on the two weeks train from the looks of the article. “We’re entering the final stage and we’re excited about what will happen on the 20th,” she said, alluding to the theory that Trump’s loss is part of a deliberate plan to expose the anti-Trump “deep state.” There also seems to be support from the state side of Q.
Way better line: No, crusaders against the international Democratic cabal of Satanic, pedophilic baby eaters hellbent on 5G microchip COVID-19 inoculations can reportedly be found in at least 70 nations across the world.
NYT writer said Q in Japan has “has failed the test for the nation’s conspiracy connoisseurs.”
Editor of Mu states: “It’s too naïve for our readership.”
The author goes on to compare J-Anon to the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo. Lol “to make a long story short”.
Matt Alt of the NYT “Much of Japanese culture takes pains to avoid conflict, leaving little room for the ideological combat favored by QAnon supporters.... Without the accelerant of identity politics, QAnon’s polarizing memes just can’t grip the Japanese psyche.”
Mu was founded by Gakushu Kenkyusha, or Gakken for short. Monthly titles sold is about 57,033. “Its most recent issue takes up such topics as: An "Illuminati card" that predicted the assault on the U.S. Capitol; in China, a bottle, found embedded in lava estimated to be several million years old; a UFO with a peculiar W-shape, spotted over Shikoku; and the skull of a non-human hominoid unearthed in Niigata Prefecture.”.
They also covered the planets oldest living creature the kumamushi, an ancient alien stone tablet in an Aztec site, and the body of a massive creature buried in the Persian Gulf seabed.
The magazine was inspired by Chariots of the Gods, which was in turn inspired by Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos. Cosmic Terror Baby!
Read interview from article.
This is a really cool article covering the vast umbrella of all things weird and the weirdos who follow the rabbit hole. Cool!
Neat. Came out the same year as Alien. 1979. A single issue could explore anything from UFOs, Freemasonry and conspiracy theories to spiritualism, ancient lost civilizations and other esoteric mysteries from exotic parts of the world.
Takeharu Mikami, editor-in-chief of Mu, says the magazine’s concept has remained mostly unchanged since its founding days, and reflects the bygone era’s more open-minded attitude toward the supernatural before tougher compliance standards forced the media to tone down its coverage of the potentially dubious and fantastical.
“Those who were in elementary school during the 1970s formed a basis for our readership,” he says. “Since then, we’ve been ‘untiringly devoted to the uncertain,'” Mikami quipped, referring to what he says is the unofficial editorial motto of the publication.
Fortune-telling, including astrology and palm and tarot card readings, became popular among teenage girls, while a rise in young people believing in life after death and spiritual worlds provided fertile ground for various new religions to emerge. Among them was Aum Shinrikyo, the doomsday cult whose long-haired, bearded guru, Shoko Asahara, made frequent appearances on television programs and magazines including Mu before the dangerous nature of the sect began to surface.
Mu, for its part, has strived to stay up to date by featuring timely topics such as artificial intelligence and the singularity, alongside its more traditional coverage of UFO sightings and legendary creatures. Despite a general decline in the print industry, Mu has managed to remain relevant thanks to a dedicated fan base including musicians, actors, comedians and even politicians — most notably Yukio Hatoyama, Japan’s former prime minister nicknamed “the alien” for his otherworldliness and prominent, somewhat bulging, eyes.
The 49-year-old makes it a point to explain how he doesn’t like Mu being described as an occult magazine, and prefers it being called a philosophical publication exploring unsolved mysteries. And there are real-world connections with what people may consider to be in the realm of the occult, he says. “UFOs are closely linked to military secrets, rumored-to-exist animals like Nessie reflect environmental concerns over endangered species and extrasensory perceptions and spiritualism have strong affinities with religion,” he says. “Then again, don’t believe everything you read.”
One of the few articles I could find about Mu. The articles highlights a new anime “Weathering With You tells the story of a girl who has the power to change the weather through her prayers. The film makes numerous references to the supernatural, with the male protagonist even getting a job performing investigations of supernatural phenomena for a publication.”.
The magazine itself is a bulky, disposable manga-style monthly; printed, save for a few advertisements, on cheap telephone book-like paper. The cover hits a certain aesthetics, though from a design point of view it's a veritable disaster. At first glance I thought it was an instruction manual...
For the most part the contents are, as you would expect, pure madness. We run the gamut from occult WWII alternate history, instructions on hand reading, an article on feral children, and a whole lot of those airbrushy illustrations that used to grace the covers of stuff like Omni in the west. There is also a cute 'reader submitted drawings' page...
As I mentioned, most advertisements are in color, and they are ridiculous. Ever wanted your own Bio-Pit Alpha / Theta waves generator? now you got it, and in the cleverly new-age pyramid format. How about a Hiranya-brand UFO detector (a company that, by the way, seems to have tanked decades ago)? Mind-reading glasses? Craziness abunds, usually accompanied by creepy imagery right out of the Eighties book of tricks. Curiously, the magazine also holds a 'literature' section - which, in the issue I have, is dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft. There is a bio, a dossier, and even a full translation of 'The Statement of Randolph Carter'.
What stunning cover art!
Monthly mu 188 1996 issue (Heisei Era 8 years) July
Monthly mu # 185 1996 issue (Heisei Era 8 years) April issue
Monthly mu # 188 No. 1998 (Heisei 10) May Edition
Bimonthly Moe The No. 7 November, 1980 (Showa 55) issue
Monthly mu # 215 1998 issue (Heisei Era '10) October
The Uyghur Empire was possibly the first, and unquestionably the largest, most important, and most powerful of all the colonial empires belonging to Mu. Colonization commenced just north of Burma more than 70,000 years ago.
The Uyghur Empire stretched its powerful arms from the Pacific Ocean across Central Asia and into Eastren Europe from the Caspian Sea on. This was before the British Isles became separated from the continent of Europe.
The southern boundary of the Uyghur Empire was along the northern boundaries of Cochin China, Burma, India, and Persia, and this was before the Himalayas and the other Asiatic mountains were raised.
Their northern boundary extended into Siberia, but how far there is no record to tell. Remains of their cities have been found in the southern parts of Siberia.
Legendary history states that the Uyghurs extended themselves all through the central parts of Europe. The Book of Manu, an ancient Hindu book, says: " The Uyghurs had a settlement on the northern and eastern shores of the Caspian sea."
They settled in northern Spain, northern France, and far down into the Balkan region. The late archeological discoveries in Moravia are Uyghur remains, and the evidences in which ethnologists have based their theories that man originated in Asia have been marks left by the advancing Uyghurs in Europe. Chinese legend tells that the Uyghurs were at the height of their civilization about 17,000 years ago. This date agrees with geological phenomenon.
An ancient record in a monastery states: "The capital City of the Uyghurs with all its people was destroyed by a flood which extended throughout the eastern part of the Empire, destroying all and everything." This ancient record is absolutely corroborated by geological phenomena. At the time the Uyghur Empire was at its peak, the mountain had not been raised and what is now the Gobi Desert (Teklimakan)was a rich well-watered plain. Here the capital city of the Uyghurs was situated, almost due south from Lake Baikal. In 1896 a party of explorers, upon information received in Tibet, visited the site of the ancient city of Khara Khota. They had been told that the Uyghur capital city lay under the ruins of Khara Khota. They dug through these ruins and then through a stratum of boulders, gravel and sand fifty feet in thickness, and finally came upon the ruins of the capital city.
The history of the Uyghurs is the history of the Aryan races, for all of the true Aryan races descended from Uyghur forefathers. The Uyghurs formed chains of settlements across the central parts of Europe back in Tertiary Times. After the Empire was destroyed by the great magnetic cataclysm and mountain rising, the surviving remnants of humanity or their descendants again formed settlements in Europe. This was during the Pleistocene Time. The slaves, Tautens, Celts, Irish, Bretons and Basques are all descended from Uyghur stock. The Bretons,Basques, and genuine Irish are the descendants of those who survived the magnetic cataclysm and mountain raising.
Some Chinese records, bearing a date of 500 B.C. Describe the Uyghurs as having been "light-haired, blue-eyed people." " The Uyghurs were all of a light complexion, milk-white skin, with varying color of eyes and hair.
In the north blue eye and light hair predominated. In the south were found those with dark hair and dark eyes." The Uyghurs had reached a high state of civilization and culture.They knew astrology, mining, the textile industries,architecture, mathematics, agriculture, writing, reading, medicine, ect. They were experts in decorative art or silk, metals, and wood, and they made statues of gold, silver, bronze, and clay and this was before the history of Egypt commenced.
The history of Central Asia is the history of the Uyghurs. The Uyghur people are a distinct, vibrant cultural element of Central Asia. Whether you examine the role of Uyghur scholars in Genghis Khan's court as administrators, peruse the artistic wonders of their architectural accomplishments involving the Buddhist, Christian or Islamic periods, or read translations of the numerous written works on medicine,history or just their humor, one cannot but realize the unique and vital contributions of the Uyghur people to history.[Jack Churchward]
Currently, the majority of the Uyghur people live under the rule of the Chinese government. I would be remiss were I not to mention that this centuries' old culture is under attack. Uyghur language text books are banned from classrooms and book burnings have consumed thousands of books, just for being correct about history. [Jack Churchward]
In the late 1930s, Turkey's Independence leader Ataturk promoted research on Mu and other lost continents, in the hope of establishing connections between the Turkish civilization and other ancient cultures, such as the Uyghur, Indian, Mayan, and Aztec.