Solva, The Oldest Working Woollen Mill In Pembrokeshire ~ And A Good Moment To Dust Down Old Prejudices

Tish Farrell


Childhood summer holidays: the cottage stay near a Welsh beach and the much wearing a brown gabardine mac; endless search for places that might offer shelter and diversion from wet and gloomy weather; the Welsh Crafts Shop that, if we’re lucky, will have a cafe.

Back then, to my young 1960s’ eyes, Welsh tweed seemed very old hat. It had all the charm of the post-war-geometric-abstract-chemical coloured fabrics that my parents had taken to (fabrics which are now very popular again in vintage shops). I found the designs and colour palette distasteful then – too hectic for one thing – and I still do, though I can see they were meant to cheer everyone  up after years of rationing and austerity; inspire a spirit of hopeful busyness and productivity.

So where does that leave my views on Welsh tweed now?

Well, it’s always good to revisit old dislikes and appraise…

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The Philadelphia Experiment: Involving Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein (Without Music)

Gary Lite

During the times of the World War II era, mysterious experiments involving strange esoteric technology was certainly an option for the NAZI’s and the United States.

Some of the most famous minds of the world, including Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein, were even employed to execute the military complex’s will, leading to some perplexing stories.

One very unusual account involves the supposed attempt of the Navy to develop a technology that could make an entire ship invisible to the naked eye. But these experiments had some unintended consequences that led to the project being shut down and buried, until a man who claimed to have worked on the project blew the whistle on its cover up.

A man named Al Bielek and his detailed narrative are intriguing and possibly part of a true story, shedding light on clandestine government operations.

So, what was the Philadelphia Experiment?

According to Bielek, in the late 1930s the Navy was working on a project using electromagnetism to essentially develop an invisibility cloak for its warships. Around that time, Bielek said that Einstein was directing a program of degaussing ships by wrapping them in electromagnetic coils, to protect against magnetic mines planted by the Nazis. Tesla purportedly took this technology and parlayed it into the cloaking experiment, having some initial success with a small boat. After failed attempts with larger ships, Tesla gave up and the project was handed over to a Dr. John von Neumann, who also worked on the Manhattan Project.

Von Neumann eventually succeeded in making the U.S.S. Eldridge, a Cannon-class destroyer escort, invisible for a short period of time on the first occasion. According to Bielek, one of Tesla’s inventions, a Zero Time Reference Generator, lent itself to this success. This device supposedly locks to the Earth’ magnetic fields and acts a cosmological reference with the electromagnetic fields at the center of the galaxy.

Bielek said that Tesla gave von Neumann a cryptic warning about a “personnel problem” that might occur in their experiment, but he continued anyway and the Navy trained a crew specifically for the operation.

Then on August 12, 1943, they ran a second test. After being shrouded in a “green, ozone-laden haze” the ship purportedly disappeared for several hours, during which it traveled through time and then rematerialized. Upon its return, sailors were reported to be violently ill, some engulfed in flames, and others molecularly bonded with the ship.

Bielek, however said he and his brother, who were aboard the ship at the time, jumped off during the time warp and remained in 1983 on Montauk, Long Island at another secretive government facility also experimenting with time travel, known as the Montauk Project.

Bielek gives an intriguing explanation for how his time travel was possible, relating to Tesla’s Zero Time Generator. He said that Tesla’s device was the key for the ship to return back to its original location. According to Bielek we live in a five-dimensional reality, with time being the fourth and fifth dimension. He said that every human is given a set of locks that lock them in a point of time from which they came, but that the experiment ruptured those time references, upon returning to Philadelphia.


Stemming from the Philadelphia Experiment, the military supposedly conducted a program at the Camp Hero Air Force base on Long Island, known as the Phoenix Project. The program funded studies ranging from psychotronics, to black hole simulations and weather control. Some point to a company in the area, called the Brookhaven Institute, as being a shadow agency in collusion with the government for these experiments.

The company’s website says it researches an array of studies including nuclear and high energy physics, superconducting magnets and condensed matter physics; they also have a particle accelerator like the one at CER

The Knights Templar: Order of Christ in Portugal…

History of The Knights Templar Order – Knights Templar Tours discovering the ‘real’ history of the Knights Templar Order in Portugal

The Knights Templar are probably best known from the book and film “The Da Vinci Code”. But there is much more to discover about these fabled mediaeval warrior monks and their history.
You can discover this for yourself on one of our private guided history tours.

Tomar was the Headquarters of the Knights Templar Order in Portugal for nearly 700 years. The Knights Templar castle which dominates the town was constructed in 1160. The Castle, and the Convent of Christ, contained within the site, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1190, the Christian Knights were fighting to free Portugal from Islamic domination. An Islamic army crossed the River Tejo, captured the nearby castle at Torres Novas and put Tomar under siege.

The town was besieged by the Muslim army for six days but never surrendered to them. Despite the overwhelming odds, Gualdim Pais, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, who was over 70 years old at the time, successfully defended Tomar along with the knights that he led. He had demonstrated, yet again, his military prowess and his religious calling as a fighting monk. This victory underscored the military strength of the Templar Order and the part it had to play in defeating the Moors.

Gualdim Pais founded Tomar and his statue dominates the main square in the town’s historic centre. Gualdim Pais also supervised the building or restoration of several other frontier castles for the Templar order including the Castles of Almourol, Monsanto, and Pombal. He also founded the city of Pombal. He granted land to new Christian settlers moving into the lands freed from Muslim rule. He was a remarkable man and a gifted and visionary leader.

From this victory, the Knights Templar along with other Portuguese nobility gradually re-Christianised the whole of Portugal. Over the following centuries, the power and wealth of the Order grew substantially. Then in the early part of the 14th century, it all came to a tragic and violent end. The King of France, jealous of the Order, persuaded the Pope that the Knights Templar Order should be destroyed.

The Templars had their land and their wealth taken from them and the Order was finished. Except in Portugal. The King of Portugal, Dinis, did not believe the accusations made against the Order. Dinis offered the Order protection by persuading the Pope to agree to his forming a new Order, the Order of Christ. He transferred the Templar holdings to it and moved its headquarters away from Tomar. The Order was then dedicated to the re-conquest of Iberia from the Muslims and wars against Muslim states in Africa. King Dinis had to disguise the fact that he was keeping the banned Knights Templar Order. So he moved the headquarters of the new Order of Christ to the fortress at Castro Marim, near the border with Spain.Tomar was no longer the Headquarters for the Knights Templar under their new name. But 100 years later it was restored by one of the most remarkable men of his time. Prince Henry the Navigator.

It was Henry the Navigator, who restored Tomar as the headquarters for the Order of Christ. He had living quarters made for himself and his wife within the Castle. He had two new courtyards built for the brothers. The ‘Laundry Cloister’ above the original Templar cloister where the lay brothers did their chores and washed their clothes. The ‘Cemetery Cloister’ where the friar knights were buried. Prince Henry the Navigator was determined to use the knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, trigonometry and numbers inherited from the Jews and Arabs to discover new lands. These sciences were all brought together to develop ways of calculating the position of a ship at sea. Until this had been achieved no sailor could tell with any degree of accuracy the position of a ship at sea. The Knights Templar castle at Tomar was at the centre of these discoveries.

One group of people who benefited from their connection to the Order were the Jews. During the 15th century, Spain was expelling Jews, confiscating their estates and wealth. But Portugal was doing its utmost to conserve them in their country. Jews enjoyed a privileged situation in Portugal, choosing their own quarters and occupying the most desired places. The nobles in Portugal took beautiful Jewish maidens as mistresses and recognized their offspring. They made them Knights and had their illegitimate sons join the Order of Christ. This is reflected in the 15th-century Synagogue in Tomar, one of the oldest synagogues in Europe.

Over the following centuries, the power of the Order of Christ declined in Portugal. Eventually, it ceased to exist except for some of the ceremonial titles held by the head of the Portuguese state.

The spirit of the Knights Templar Order still lives on in Tomar. In the magnificent Castle and Convent and the historic town. There are many books and films about the Knights Templar. But their role in Portugal and the discoveries of the New World have hardly merited a mention outside of Portugal. But through our Knights Templar Tours, you can discover the real history of the incredible Knights Templar Order on one of our private guided history tours or contact us for a customised tour.

This Solar-Powered RV Runs Without Fuel Or Charging Stations

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This Solar-Powered RV Runs Without Fuel Or Charging Stations

The cross-country road trip is as American as apple pie. Which is why it’s so ironic that the latest motorhome innovation comes from overseas in Germany, where a new, electric motorhome has been unveiled by RV company Dethleffs. This motorhome is built for the open road, with a sleek design and head-to-toe solar panels so you never have to worry about finding the next charging station.

That’s right: The open road is officially calling.

Where we’re going, we don’t need charging stations.

The transportation industry is being flipped on its head by taking two of the most basic essentials—the driving experience and fuel—out of the equation entirely.

Self-driving vehicles and rechargeable technology is changing the landscape of driving. That market has been expanding beyond everyday vehicles with advances in things like electric-powered semi trucks

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Open home: Immigration the missing link in housing debate

“Without cutting immigration heavily, it will be trying to bail out a swamped ship with a teacup.”


by Graham Adams


New Zealand had a net migration gain of 69,800 in the year to February. Photo / Getty Images

The KiwiBuild programme at Unitec only makes sense alongside drastic cuts to incoming numbers.

The Labour-led government clearly sees the new housing development announced for Unitec’s campus in Mt Albert as a feather in its cap. And Phil Twyford, the Housing and Urban Development Minister, is certainly cock-a-hoop about it, obviously brimming with enthusiasm when he was interviewed by Corin Dann on TVNZ’s Q+A.

The details of the first homes in the KiwiBuild project are sketchy — including how many dwellings will be “affordable” and the exact mechanics of construction — but, after years of National dismissing high rents and stratospheric Auckland house prices as “symptoms of success”, Labour’s move makes it look dynamic and dedicated in comparison.

Twyford clearly knows it and must have relished seeing National’s leader, Simon Bridges, and housing spokesperson Judith Collins reduced to crying plagiarism — “We thought of it first!”.

Asked by Duncan Garner on The AM Show why, in that case, National didn’t announce it first, Bridges claimed that it didn’t want to be seen to be indulging in “pork-barrel politics” before the election. Garner was polite enough not to guffaw given Bridges’ history of pork-barrelling before the Northland byelection in 2015 when he promised to build 10 bridges in the electorate but forgot about them almost as soon as the seat was lost to Winston Peters.

Collins was also quick to dismiss Twyford’s announcement as “re-badging” a housing project instigated by National but neither she nor Bridges can shake the public’s conviction that their government was indifferent, if not grossly negligent, as a crisis developed under its watch.

The failures of the previous government will inevitably be a recurring theme in the ongoing debate. When Corin Dann asked Twyford about the projected figures for the KiwiBuild programme and suggested he was “pulling numbers out of your arse” (echoing a report by Infometrics), the minister replied: “That’s a lot better than sitting on your arse for nine years, which is what the former government did on housing.”

The land that will be developed for new homes in Mt Albert is currently part of the Unitec campus. Photo / Wairaka Land Company

Nevertheless, Collins and Bridges would still have a handy hammer to bludgeon Twyford with if only they could mention the elephant in the room: immigration. But National has never resiled from the mass immigration policy it visited on New Zealand — and on Auckland in particular.

Thus the government is largely insulated from that line of attack from National, which severely limits its scope for inflicting damage. Collins was given the housing role because Simon Bridges saw it as an area of weakness for the government but immigration numbers are crucial to any meaningful criticism of housing policy and she can’t use it as a weapon — except to point out the government is breaking an election pledge.

Labour and NZ First are still very vulnerable over immigration — from their own voters. Even under the most optimistic scenarios of KiwiBuild and the private construction industry working at full capacity, it will be impossible to build enough houses to absorb the huge influx of migrants continuing to pour into the nation’s biggest city as well as rectifying the existing shortage.

Mind the gap

Yes, the number of immigrants to New Zealand overall is slowly falling but we still had a net migration gain of non-NZ citizens of 69,800 in the year ending February and there is no guarantee numbers won’t increase again.

Statistics NZ figures show that Auckland remains the preferred destination for migrants, with a net gain of 34,928 for the region in the 12 months to February. And that figure is probably conservative. As noted, the real number is likely over 40,000, given that more than 11,000 migrants didn’t state where in New Zealand they intended to live.

In the face of such inflows, the 3000-4000 dwellings to be built on the Unitec site are a drop in a bucket that continues to overflow despite Labour’s promises to “turn the immigration tap down” — with no indication when that might begin to happen.

MBIE made it clear in its briefing for incoming ministers in November that Auckland’s housing shortfall was rapidly increasing. It compared population increases with new houses actually built — not just consented. Predictably, over the past four years, demand has far outstripped supply. A shortfall of 13,717 houses in 2013 had swelled to 44,738 by mid-2017 as the city’s population boomed.

At the time, Twyford lamented the fact his government had “inherited a disaster” but it appears to be reluctant to change the principal driver of the disaster now it is in power.

Coalition govt plays hide the scissors

In the coalition agreement signed in October, NZ First agreed to cut incoming numbers by 20,000-30,000, as Labour had promised, even though Winston Peters had campaigned on reducing numbers drastically to 10,000 a year. But there is little sign of that happening.

No doubt the government will already have come under fierce pressure from businesses that rely on immigrant workers, and it will also be very aware of the risk of damaging the $4.2 billion international education industry if it targets it as a way of reducing immigration, as it suggested before last year’s election.

Winston Peters secured a cut to immigration numbers in a coalition deal with Labour, but there's been little movement since. Photo / RNZ

Labour and NZ First voters will give the coalition government the benefit of the doubt for a while but will inevitably become disillusioned if it fails to fulfil its election pledge. More than 800 new cars appear on Auckland’s already congested roads each week and provide a daily and frustrating reminder of the scale of the problem.

The claim by the Immigration Minister, Iain Lees-Galloway, that the government is concerned with getting the system right and is “not fixated on the numbers” isn’t what voters will remember Labour saying on the campaign trail. When he told Newsroom in late January, “We do not have a target for reducing overall net migration,” it’s hard to see it as anything but a major — and unforgivable — u-turn.

Winston Peters, of course, has made a career of criticising immigration, on both economic and cultural grounds, for decades. His silence and inaction now that he is Deputy Prime Minister will serve only to remind people that his fiery rhetoric is often no more than that.

Mayor mute on migrants

And what about Phil Goff, who made repeated promises while campaigning for the Auckland mayoralty in 2016 that he would put pressure on the then National government to cut immigration to help alleviate the city’s housing woes? Once he was elected his promises evaporated and he is now conspicuously silent on the question even though his former Labour Party mates are in power.

His press release put out a few hours after Ardern and Twyford’s announcement at Unitec applauded “the vision and ambition of the government’s KiwiBuild programme”.

We need a transformational programme to tackle the increasing unaffordability of home ownership for many Aucklanders as well as soaring rents and growing homelessness.

But there was no word about curtailing immigration, which is vital to any “transformational programme”.

Perhaps the truth is that our masters — Ardern, Peters and Goff — are just as much slaves to mass immigration as their predecessors were, given it is a cheap and easy method of boosting economic activity, even if it doesn’t lift per capita GDP, which is the true measure of wealth.

Ardern has political capital to burn and her government is impressively ambitious in its desire to rectify the social problems that developed during National’s nine-year tenure but many of those problems in Auckland — particularly house prices, high rents and an accommodation shortage — can be linked directly to mass immigration.

If the coalition government really wanted to lower house prices and rents it would slash the numbers coming in even as it pushed ahead with the KiwiBuild programme — as it promised.

Without cutting immigration heavily, it will be trying to bail out a swamped ship with a teacup.

Bid to fly Aboriginal flag in town that inspired it passes after more than a decade of debate

The red earth of Anzac Hill inspired the design for the Aboriginal flag, and now a decade-long push to have it flown at its birthplace has been backed by the Alice Springs Town Council.

Key points:

  • The motion to erect the Aboriginal flag at Anzac Hill has passed by one vote
  • The flag will now be raised during ceremonial occasions, like NAIDOC Week
  • The decision puts the council in line with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra

For 14 years, supporters have been lobbying the local council to fly the flag at the sacred site and military memorial, in what they said would be the next step towards “unity, inclusion and reconciliation”.

Despite receiving endorsements from traditional owners, the RSL and Department of Veterans Affairs, every motion has been defeated — until now.

In an at times heated debate, which saw deep-seated racial tensions in the outback town brought to the forefront, Councillor Matt Paterson made a last-minute decision to “go with [his] gut” and support the proposal, which saw the motion pass by one vote.

“It’s going to be a very proud moment to see the flag flying [but] the work is just beginning to really strengthen our relationship and close that divide and heal our community,” said Councillor Catherine Satour, who raised the motion.

Though some advocates had hoped the debate would lead to the permanent erection of the Aboriginal flag at Anzac Hill, the motion’s passing will only see the flag flown during ceremonial occasions, like NAIDOC Week.

At the tail end of an emotional debate for the community, Ms Satour held back tears as she hugged Mr Paterson and thanked him for his support.

A community divided

It will be the first time in history that the Aboriginal flag is flown at Anzac Hill, Ms Satour said.

Despite the win, divisions within the public gallery and among councillors were clear.

“I won’t be changing my position … people I speak to have had reservations,” Deputy Mayor Jamie de Brenni told the meeting.

“Anzac Hill is not the place to fly the Aboriginal flag.”

It was a sentiment echoed by Councillor Jacinta Price, a self-described Warlpiri-Celtic woman, who said she would not support a flag on Anzac Hill because the issue was “too divisive”.

She said she could not be certain the traditional owners who were invited to share their views truly represented the opinions of local Aboriginal people.

Mayor Damien Ryan also voted against the proposal.

Aboriginal residents forced to ‘prove Indigenous credentials’

The motion’s passing now brings the Alice Springs Town Council in line with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, which flies the flag to commemorate specific events as a symbol of “unity”.

The long-debated issue has been championed by traditional owners, the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation, the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and even Harold Thomas, the man who designed the Aboriginal flag.

“What authority does the council have to question the wishes of traditional owners and Harold Thomas, who have made their position clear?” local Arrernte woman Kerrie Le Rossignol told the meeting.

She said the debate had taken its toll, with Aboriginal people being asked to “prove” their “Indigenous credentials” throughout the consultation process, while “no” voters could say they had spoken with Indigenous people without having to produce proof.

Last month, while debating a similar motion, Mr Paterson told residents he had an Indigenous friend who served in the Army, who would prefer “only the Australian flag” be flown at Anzac Hill.

Ms Le Rossignol countered Mr Paterson’s claims, saying she too had an Aboriginal friend who served in the army, who “very much” wanted to see the Aboriginal flag permanently erected.


Now we know theinterest in the Salisbury area:

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program At Porton Down

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva is a Bulgarian investigative journalist and Middle East Correspondent. Over the last two years she has published a series of revealing reports on weapons smuggling. Two months ago South Front published her investigation into the Pentagon bio laboratories in 25 countries across the world. Her current report provides an overview of the Pentagon-funded experiments at the secretive UK military laboratory Porton Down near Salisbury, where an ex-Russian spy and his daughter were allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent.

By Dilyana Gaytandzhieva exclusively for SouthFront


The Pentagon has spent at least $70 million on military experiments involving tests with deadly viruses and chemical agents at Porton Down – the UK military laboratory near the city of Salisbury. The secretive biological and chemical research facility is located just 13 km from where on 4th  March  former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench following an alleged Novichok nerve agent poisoning.

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program At Porton DownSalisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program At Porton Down

The Porton Down Lab is located just 13 km from the site where Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found and from where they were rushed to hospital.

Information obtained from the US federal contracts registry reveals that the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has funded a number of military projects performed at the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), or Porton Down, over the last decade. Among them: experimental respiratory infection of non-human primates (marmosets) with Anthrax, Ebola virus, Marburg virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Western equine encephalitis virus, and Eastern equine encephalitis virus. The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has also funded experiments on animals which were exposed to chemical agents such as Sulfur Mustard and Phosgene gas. Phosgene gas was used as a chemical weapon during World War I where it was responsible for about 85 % of the 100,000 deaths caused by chemical weapons.

DTRA has also been granted full access to DSTL scientific and technical capabilities, and test data under a 2011 contract for the collaboration and exchange of scientific and technical capabilities with the UK Ministry of Defence.

At least 122,000 animals used for military chemical and biological experiments at Porton Down

Animal experiments are classified as confidential in the UK. Under section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, it is a criminal offence to disclose certain information about animal experiments in the UK.

Data obtained via the Freedom of Information Act though gives an idea of the dimensions of military chemical and biological experiments carried out at Porton Down. A total of 122,050 animals have been exposed to deadly pathogens, chemicals and incurable diseases over the last decade (2005-2016).

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program At Porton Down

Monkeys being used in warfare agent testing at Porton Down in the past

Animals used include mice, guinea pigs, rats, pigs, ferrets, sheep, and non-human primates. Some of the deadly experiments have been sponsored by the Pentagon under contracts between DSTL and DTRA. Scientists at Porton Down have infected, or poisoned, animals in order to measure time to death and lethal dose of exposure. In practice, the possible use of the researched virus/chemical gas as a weapon.

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program At Porton Down

Marmoset monkeys are experimentally infected at Porton Down with Ebola, Anthrax, Marburg Virus and other deadly pathogens. Scientists measure time to death and lethal dose of exposure to the bio agent. Photo credit: Vic Pigula

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Trades Hall bombing followed years of political violence – 150 years of news 

I was an active trade unionist at the time. We were all shattered by Ernie’s death – his murder in fact.


The Muldoon years were some of the worst times of anti -unionism in New Zealand since the 1951 Waterside Lockout. Ernie was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The police had a pretty good idea who the culprit was, but could never prove it. That guy is dead now, I believe, so we could be told. Muldoon and his cronies are long dead and the politics have also changed. Neoliberalism followed Muldoon’s neo-fascism. It is true that things have never been the same, especially through Muldoon’s involvement in government.

Uniformed and plainclothed policemen  outside the front door of the Trades Hall in Vivian St, Wellington. Shattered ...


Uniformed and plainclothed policemen outside the front door of the Trades Hall in Vivian St, Wellington. Shattered remnants of the buildings front doors lie in the gutter.

A bomb blast in central Wellington not only took a man’s life in 1984, it shattered New Zealand’s political innocence.

The explosion that killed caretaker Ernie Abbott at Trades Hall in Vivian St exposed a bitterly divided political landscape scarred by anti-unionism and the Springbok protests. Violent protest had been growing in New Zealand – at least six bomb attacks were made in the previous five years.

“The difference between healthy and vigorous debate and abuse isn’t much, and the attack on the Trades Hall is a shocking reminder that in recent years we, as a people, have come dangerously close to losing our equilibrium,” The Evening Post said.


Police gather at the bombed Trades Hall on Vivian St on March 28, 1984.

“Democracy is a most fragile gift, while anarchy is a freely available curse.”

Central Wellington was crammed with commuters leaving work when the bomb detonated on March 27, blowing out the doors and walls of 126 Vivian St, where several unions had their offices. A yellow Toyota Corolla was blasted clear across the street, its panelling crumpled by the force.

Abbott, a 62-year-old former union official and caretaker of the hall for a decade, died in the blast, his watch stopped at 5.19pm. He had picked up an abandoned suitcase designed to detonate when handled. Abbott’s beloved pet dog Patch “crawled whimpering from the wreckage, singed and bleeding”, but survived, the Post said.

Three other union workers were in the building but were unhurt.

Commuters immediately fled the area and Vivian St was soon crammed with fire engines and police cars, while witnesses were taken to an undercover police headquarters across the road in Knigges Ave.

Trades Council president Pat Kelly, a close friend of Abbott’s, had left the hall only 10 minutes before the blast, and considered picking up the suitcase himself but his hands were full, he later told The Dominion. He returned immediately after the bombing and had to be led away by friends, distraught and crying.

Reporters were let into the hall a week after the bombing.

“Fingerprint powder could be seen on every centimetre of wall,” The Dominion said.

“Walls nearest the blast were blistered and scorched black; doors in the hallway were either shattered or blown off hinges. Wooden panelling had been smashed and holes punched through walls.”

Theories were quickly formed about the bomber’s motive. It could have been revenge for a bus drivers’ strike the day before, or aimed at a meeting that had finished half an hour before the blast. There was little doubt among the political Left that the attacker was motivated by anti-union sentimetn.

“That kind of hatred towards unions makes the idea of a bomb believable,” secretary of Wellington Trades Council Graeme Clarke told the Post.

Kiwis had lost the ability to reason calmly with political opponents, newspapers said. During the Springbok tour both sides resorted to violence, while unions made a habit of openly flouting laws, and prime minister Robert Muldoon was known to aggresively abuse his opponents.

“Slogans take over from cool reason. Society has become confrontationist. Muscle counts. When this happens, violence is only a step away,” The Dominion wrote.

“The tolerance which New Zealanders feel protects them from the agonies of Belfast or Beirut or other sectarian battlegrounds wears thin.”

Accusations continued to fly at Abbott’s funeral on April 3. The National Party had stoked fear and hatred of unions with its infamous “dancing cossacks” television campaign in 1975, a packed crowd at Wellington Town Hall heard. Just two months before the bombing, National had introduced voluntary unionism.

“Is this what you sought to achieve? Because if you did you have been successful. Successful in striking down an ordinary man going about his ordinary work,” Pat Kelly said.

Kiwis could no longer believe they were safe from political violence, Labour Party president Jim Anderton added.

“New Zealand politics, New Zealand society will never be the same again. Its and our innocence is lost. Perhaps none of us can escape some share of the blame.”

Abbott was remembered as a keen racegoer who donated his winnings to the Sisters of Compassion. A seaman during and after World War II, he had saved a shipmate in 1943 by pulling him out of the sea by his hair when the Germans sank minesweeper Sargasso in the English Channel.

Abbott’s casket was carried in silence through central Wellington after the service, and workers downed tools across the country in respect. Interisland ferry sailings had to be cancelled.

Police struggled to find a motive for the attack, although they released a description of a man seen loitering with a suitcase near Trades Hall throughout the day. He was a man in his 40s in an ill-fitting black suit, clean shaven with brown receding hair. Police described him as “someone trying to look like one of the down and out regulars but he did not quite fit the type”.

Officers reconstructed the shabby, light-green school suitcase the bomber packed with the equivalent of a kilogram of gelignite, and offered $25,000 for evidence leading to a conviction. Tantalising clues emerged, like a foreign banana sticker on the suitcase and the fleeting visit to Wellington of a British military bomb expert on the run from the IRA,  but the case remains unsolved.

“I want to make it clear that though Mr Abbott was laid to rest yesterday it is not the end of the matter,” police commissioner Ken Thompson told The Dominion on March 4.

“Someone somewhere knows something.”

The legendary Chuck Norris pens article urging Americans to wake up on the ‘covert chemtrailing’ taking place in this country


Do you get a visceral reaction when jets spew their poison and ruin a beautiful blue sky day with their aerosols, nanoparticles and assorted toxic chemicals? 76-year-old actor and activist Chuck Norris agrees with you. Norris is using his celebrity and writing prowess to bring attention to these toxic geo-engineering programs. He recently penned an article in World News Daily entitled “Sky Criminals,” as reported by

“[Norris] argued that people are not taking the issue seriously when there is evidence pointing to the government as having already used chemtrails.

“The chemtrails conspiracy theory claims that the U.S. government or other powerful people are using airplanes, helicopters, and other types of aircraft to control weather and people. In his article entitled Sky Criminals, Norris urged his readers to join him in asking more questions about ‘covert chemtrailing’ – which means that not only is the government practicing it, but also does it in secret.”

You can’t see the chemtrails if you’re constantly bowing down to your cellphone

When a populous has been trained to bow to the beast god of technology, they forget to look up. So, tell the uninformed to raise their heads and watch these jets spewing thick puffs of “exhaust” that do not dissipate like contrails, but spread out like tentacles, forming a haze that cuts down the sun’s rays. Norris writes about these artificial systems in his article from World Net Daily:

“Geoengineering is the artificial modification of Earth’s climate systems through two primary technologies: Solar Radiation Management, or SRM, and Carbon Dioxide Removal, or CDR.

“CDR technologies include ‘bio-energy with carbon capture and storage, biochar, direct air capture, ocean fertilization and enhanced weathering,’ according to Wikipedia. SRM technologies ‘seek to reflect sunlight andthus reduce global warming. Proposed examples include the creation of stratospheric sulfate aerosols. Stratospheric sulfate aerosols create a global dimming effect [that] has made them a possible candidate for use in solar radiation management climate engineering projects to limit the effect and impact of climate change due to rising levels of  greenhouse gases. Delivery of precursor sulfide gases such as sulfuric acid, hydrogen sulfide (h2S) or sulfur dioxide (So2) by artillery, aircraft and balloons has been proposed’

“Chemtrailing is the ‘public’s term for the classified [covert] and ongoing artificial modification of Earth’s climate systems using reflective nano-materials (aerosols) to reflect sunlight. The aerosols are dispersed via jet aircraft trails that expand into reflective artificial clouds.’”

Without photosynthesis, life on earth would cease to exist… Chemtrails have dimmed the earth by 31% since 1993

Prison planet reports:

Chuck Norris’s article also mentions a 2003 NASA study that theorized delivery of vaccinations from the sky Word News Daily reports:

“The actual 2003 abstract from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a part of the U.S. federal government’s National Library of Medicine – a branch of the National Institutes of Health, reads:

“The feasibility of using aerosol vaccines to achieve mass and rapid immunization, especially in developing countries and disaster areas, is being assessed on the basis of current available information. The aerosol mode of vaccine introduction, which best follows the natural route of many infections, may first lead to development of immunity at the portal of entry, and may also induce a more generalized defense.”

Informed citizens know that carbon is essential to life and that the entire global warming/climate change excuse to control carbon is a ploy to control all life on earth. Other informed sources discuss chemtrials as a mechanism to drop nano bio applications for mind control. Whether barium, aluminum, sulfates, vaccines or bio apps, it’s time to look up and stop this evil destroying our skies and our food supply.

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