(gracias to my former employer for a cap of this)

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Hance: That's the dead man's hand again.

ISBN 1559390042 is 'Walking Through Walls: A Presentation of Tibetan Meditation'. If anyone can send me pages 232-233 I think that would fall under fair use ...

06.23.2006 - Thank you JG for 'Walking Through Walls' pages 232-233

Aratus.


Wandering scribble 05.03.2006
Mr. Hance,

I'm a long-time lurker and first-time contributer; I haven't been able to send you anything until this year, but I'll try and
make up for lost time.  The following is partly from my own knowledge and partly from research (mostly on Google and
Wikipedia), but not as much analysis of the announcement itself, which I figure should be reserved for a later time when more
information is accumulated.  I hope the following leads toward that later time:

The leitmotiv from the beginning of the announcement is "et curvat imperia".  A Googling gives a number of pages, some of
which give lyrics to a song called Exultet ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exultet).  Wikipedia says that this is "the
traditional Catholic hymn of praise intoned by the deacon during the Easter Vigil" and that it is "intoned after the Paschal
Candle before the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word".  The translation given by Wikipedia of "et curvat imperia" is "and
humbles earthly pride".  The full verse containing that line is "Huius igitur sanctificatio noctis fugat scelera, culpas
lavat:
et reddit innocentiam lapsis
et maestis laetitiam.
Fugat odia, concordiam parat
et curvat imperia."

Which translates as

"The power of this holy night dispels all evil,
washes guilt away, restores lost innocence,
brings mourners joy;
it casts out hatred, brings us peace,
and humbles earthly pride."

The full text of Exultet in English and Latin can be found side by side in the Wikipedia article.

I'm not sure if this is relevant (or even if the Orphange is truly referencing this passage, it seems as though Biblical
references may be easily used instead for references to something else), but the end of the first sentence reads "(videte:
St. Luke 9:62)".  The King James Bible for Luke 9:62 reads "And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the
plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."  The message from 9:62 is that one cannot look back after starting
work, or that one should not second-guess him- or herself.  The context of Luke Chapter 9 is that Jesus is walking along the
road with many followers, and he replies to things followers say to him with his own one-liners.  This is a rather strange
passage, because Jesus seems to be rather stern; when Jesus commands a man to follow him, and the man asks permission to
first bury his father, Jesus responds by saying, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of
God" (Luke 9:60).  Harsh.

Midway through the announcement one sentence ends with "set optical aperture at: St. Luke 8:36."  The King James Bible for
Luke 8:36 reads: "They also which saw [it] told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed."  Chapter
8 of Luke is also recognizable for 8:30, which reads: "And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion:
because many devils were entered into him."  The story from this chapter is that Jesus, while passing through Gadarenes,
encounters a man living in the tombs there who is possessed by a devil.  The demon knows that Jesus is going to cast him out,
and asks Jesus to instead send him into the herd of swine nearby.  Jesus casts the demon into the herd, and the herd
subsequently runs into the sea and drowns.  The swineherds who witness the event run into the city and tell everyone about
what Jesus has done.  The story, which is recounted in Luke 8:28-39, is also found in slightly different forms in both Mark
5:1-20 and Matthew 8:28-34.

Searching Wikipedia for "cyclotomic polynomial" (found in the middle of the message, reading "inclusive of the cyclotomic
polynomials") redirects to the article for "Root of Unity" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_of_unity), which refers to the
Mobius function as well (used in combinatorics, and found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6bius_function ).  I'm not
a math expert, but the article says that the roots of unity (also known as de Moivre numbers ^÷ isn't de Moivre referenced in
other announcements?)) are found "on the unit circle of the complex plane" and "in that plane they form the vertices of a
n-sided regular polygon with one vertex on 1".  This could possibly relate to a geometry-based encryption method, a map of
some sort, or some type of telescope or land-surveying technique.  I remember seeing "set optical aperture" in at least one
other announcement, as well as in the above.  Could this be related?  It seems like it'd be a good way to tell people where
to aim their telescopes or something of the sort.  Some other, more knowledgeable person can perhaps fill in the gap here.

"Die Kunst der Fuge", or "The Art of Fugue" in English, referenced a little below midway through the announcement, is an
unfinished work written by J.S. Bach.  Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Fugue) tells us that it was
composed in 1758 to 1749 and published posthumously in 1750.  The BWK (a numerical catalogue system used for Bach's work) is
1080, although this may not be relevant.  Wikipedia also tells us that "Bach possibly intended it to be playable on a range
of instruments, and on a variety of instrumental combinations."  Die Kunst der Fuge consists of 14 fugues and 4 canons, which
are listed in the Wikipedia article.  Note that the order of the fugues and canons are still debated, since the orders in the
manuscript that Bach wrote and the printed editions differ. I would say that a good guess is that the Fuga a 3 Soggetti
(Contrapunctus XIV) is the "final Contrapunctus" being referenced, because it is the part of Die Kunst der Fuge that was not
finished due to Bach's death.  Wikipedia notes that this contrapunctus has one of its subjects based on the BACH motif, which
is the four notes in sequence: B flat, A, C, and B natural.  The BACH motif is called that because it spells out BACH in
German, because B flat in English is written in German as B and B natural in English is written in German as H.  Also,
Contrapunctus XIV stops in the middle of the 3rd section at the 239th measure.  Wikipedia has a scan of the sheet of music,
and says the handwriting on the sheet reads '"‹ber dieser Fuge, wo der Nahme B A C H im Contrasubject angebracht worden, ist
der Verfasser gestorben." ("At the point where the composer introduces the name BACH in the countersubject to this fugue, the
composer died.")', although Wikipedia also notes that this statement may be false.  On a different tangent, if I am incorrect
in the assumption of Contrapunctus XIV is the "final Contrapunctus" being referenced, many of the other Contrapunctuses have
themes of inversion, in which the main theme is flipped.  This may pertain to some other aspect of the announcement.  I think
I may have a recording of this work somewhere in my pile of classical CDs; I'll see if I can find it.  It'll at least be good
listening music, even if it turns out to be nothing more.

Three-quarters of the way down the announcement, the names "Winthrop and Thomas Bradwardine" are used.  Bradwardine was (as
noted on your own site, he was referenced previously) "an English mathematician and theologian who examined Aristotle's
theories of dynamics."  There are many Winthrops, although Wikipedia tells us that there were three notable John Winthrops,
the first a founding governor of the Massachussets Bay Colony, the second his son, a colonial governor of Connecticut, and
the third his great-great-great-grandson, an early American astronomer and professor at Harvard College.  I'm not sure if any
Winthrops have been referenced previously.

The end of the third-to-last sentence reads "ROMANS 10:02".  Romans 10:2 of the KJB reads "For I bear them record that they
have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge."  I'm not familiar with this passage, but from what I can read, the text
proclaims that people should be knowledgeable as well as faithful.  Also, why does the announcement say "ROMANS" in capital
letters while all the other references are in normal capitalization, and why is it "02" instead of just "2"?  Maybe I'm
reading too much into that.

The beginning of the penultimate sentence reads "Failsafe: Philippians 1:23".  You know the drill.  KJB Philippians 1:23 ^÷
"For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:"  1:24 continues -
"Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is[ more needful for you."  Again, I'm not familiar with this passage, but I think it's
Paul and Timotheus are speaking at Philippi.

The beginning of the final sentence mentions "Aratus".  As far as I know, there were two famous Aratuses: Aratus of Soli and
Aratus of Sicyon.  Aratus of Soli (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aratus ) was a poet who wrote the Phaenomena ("Appearances"),
which consists largely of astronomy and meteorology, with bits of mythology included.  Wikipedia tells me that that largely
speaks for the bulk of his work.  Aratus of Sicyon ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aratus_of_Sicyon) was a tyrant of the Greek
city-state Sicyon.  According to the big W, he promoted the Achaean League, and is believed to have been poisoned by Philip V
of Macedonia.

The final sentence after "Aratus" reads "Kak en betaal is die Wet van Transvaal."  At first I thought this was German, but
no.  A simple Googling reveals three interesting websites:
http://www.resist.com/updates/2004/2.29.04aryanupdate.htm
and
http://kyknoord.blogspot.com/2005/08/loan-in-world.html
and
http://www.dispatch.co.za/2004/09/22/Leader/lp3.html

I say interesting because I can't understand the other sites, and these three are in English.  The first, you'll notice, is
on resist.com .  One poster says that this phrase is in Afrikaans.  Resist.com is an Aryan racist site, so I hope you won't
mind me cutting through the nonsense to get to the interesting part here: '...word "kak", whose English translation is given
as "shit". To illustrate how this word is used, the dictionary offers the phrase, "kak of betaal is die wet van die
Transvaal", which English speakers are informed means, "pay up and look pleasant". Other entries include "fuck", "moer"
"doos" and "poes".'  And who said racists weren't useful?  I think the post says this is from "the latest Pharos
Afrikaans-English Groot Woordeboek", which I assume is the dictionary mentioned.  If so, can anybody get their hands on it? 
I assume that the phrase is idiomatic to Afrikaans and/or South Africa.  Also, note that the phrase is given as "kak of", not
"kak en", although I believe that the mistake was that of the poster on resist.com, not that of the Orphange.   On a tangent,
I don't have a clue as to how that post managed to make its way onto resist.com.  In the context of the page and even the
site itself, the post, which begins with "From South Africa", doesn't seem to jive with everything else, in terms of tone and
writing.  I don't get it.

In any case, the second site is a blog kept by someone in Cape Town.  A comment at the bottom gives the phrase the same as
that in the announcement.

The third page is an article written on Beyers Naude ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyers_Naude), who Wikipedia tells us was
an Afrikaner-South African cleric and anti-apartheid activist.  The phrase is used here: 'As the Security Police officers
turned to leave after escorting him back to his home in East London, Donald asked them to convey a message to Jimmy Kruger,
the egregious Minister of Justice who had issued the banning orders.

"Tell him," said Donald in Afrikaans, "to remember the law of Transvaal."

It was a prophetic jibe, for as the old idiom goes: "Kak en betaal is die wet van Transvaal."

And indeed Donald made the Nationalist regime pay in excrement-plus as he later went into exile and became perhaps the most
effective lobbyist of all for sanctions against the apartheid state.'

That's as far as I can go with the phrase, since I don't speak Afrikaans.  Hopefully that'll kickstart someone else, though.

The card hand given at the bottom left of the announcement is known as a Dead Man's Hand, which is, legend has it, the poker
hand that Wild Bill Hickock held when shot to death in Deadwood, South Dakota.  The Dead Man's Hand is technically only
composed of black aces and eights, so note that the kicker (additional card) Queen of Hearts is not always accepted as being
part of the original hand, although it is one of the kickers suggested by historians to have been part of the hand.

That's as far as I can go in a two hour stretch.  May Day may mean more mystery, but it also is the beginning of allergies
for me. :(  Hopefully, I'll get rid of this headache and possibly find some more information to send along.  In the meantime,
hope this helps and good luck!

~Wandering Scribble

Seth 05.04.2006
At the bottom of the page by the dead man's hand, the message to Aratus is a form of arfikaans and it seems to mean
"Breathe/ cough, and pay up and look pleasant"

and Luke 8:36 reads: "They also which saw [it] told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed."

Also Et Curvat Imperia Means "And Humples Empires" and is from the Exsultet.
The Exsultet is a triumphant song, usually sung at Easter Vigil, that symbolizes the Israelites jorney out of Egypt, and also the
history of salvation, from the fall of Adam, all the way up to Christ.


Eri 05.04.2006
On the far right is a sign for Jesus Christ. 

http://www.symbols.com/encyclopedia/09/0914.html

Quote: "The combination of the diagonal cross with a vertical line is of special importance in Western ideography. It is the sign
for Jesus Christ (from the initials of the Lord's name in Greek: I and X)."

sjwk 05.04.2006
Cyclotomic Polynomials and Mobius functions.
Contrapunctus and Die Kunst der Fuge (the Art of the Fugue - Bach's last work).
Juls 05.04.2006
'Smiley Guy' is looking kinda sad this time, guess things really must be bad.
"et curvat imperia" - "and humbles earthly pride" - this is from the 'Exultet, according to wikipedia it's a Catholic hymn used
during the Easter vigil, meaning here is clear enough.

Hurricane Katrina reference obviously means that the said parties can't be sure that the defences won't be breached by a heavy
battering.

Biblical verses (ASV):
(Luk 9:62)  "But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." 

(Luk 8:36)  "And they that saw it told them how he that was possessed with demons was made whole." 

(Rom 10:2)  "For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge."

(Phi 1:23)  "But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ; for it is very far better:"


Seth 05.04.2006

At the bottom of the page by the dead man's hand, the message to Aratus is a 
form of arfikaans and it seems to mean "Breathe/ cough, and pay up and look 
pleasant"

and Luke 8:36 reads: "They also which saw [it] told them by what means he 
that was possessed of the devils was healed."

Luke 9:62 is "And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

Philippians 1:23 " For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:"

Romans 10:02 is "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge."
Also I found it odd that they wrote 10:02 instead of just 10:2, so I looked up 10:20 and it reads "But Esaias is very bold, and
saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. "
-Just thought it was noteworthy.

Also Et Curvat Imperia Means "And Humples Empires" and is from the Exsultet.
The Exsultet is a triumphant song, usually sung at Easter Vigil, that 
symbolizes the Israelites jorney out of Egypt, and also the history of 
salvation, from the fall of Adam, all the way up to Christ.

The "'Levees' against a 'category 5'" is a reference to hurricane Katrina which struck New Orleans.

Also The 4th level of the 1989 issue, there are more references to the "Midget Tag Team"

The 476th celebration of the Confessio Augustana is in 2006, however I don't know the specific date, if anyone has it please post
it.

And the mobius function is explained here http://www.mathreference.com/num,mu.html
however i do not understand it so if anyone can please explain it i would greatly appreciate it.

Die Kunst Der Fuge Means "The Art Of The Fuge" which is a work by Bach.

Ayone else find it odd that the smiley isnt smiling?

wow, I'm starting to get into this, hope to post more when I can, and for Bryan: I will try to get a copy of those book pages
scanned and emailed to you as soon as I can.

In Reference To The Confessio Augustani, it was presented on june 25th 1530, and so the 476th anniversary would be June 25th
2006.


observer 05.05.2006
	notice the smiley guy ain't smiling. he's sort indifferent in this one, with only four hairs.

Matt 05.05.2006
	"Et curvat imperia"  means "And (he/she/it) is bent by authority" if you take the a ending to be accusative it is "and
authority is bending"

Matt 05.05.2006
"Et curvat imperia"  means "And (he/she/it) is bent by authority" if you take the a ending to be accusative it is "and
authority is bending"

Jack D. 05.08.2006
OK, everything I found it seems everyone else found. Still, there is something I remembered looking at this. Though I've
been having trouble finding again, I remember seeing that same star on the back of a note hance recieved that he put up on the
site. Like I said, I can't find it again, but I'll keep looking.

D. Thomasson 05.09.2006
Wandering Scribble, in the 05.03.2006 posting, questions why Romans is in all caps: ROMANS. The gematria for ROMANS is R(18)+O(15)+M(13)+A(1)+N(14)+S(19) = 80 decimal. 80 decimal = 120 octal. 120 is a key number used throughout the ADW announcements.

The overall message of Romans chapters 10 and 11 is that of salvation for both the Israelite and Gentile alike. Righteousness is by faith, salvation by grace. Salvation is not of works, but through confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord, and believing that God raised him from the dead. Remember John 3:16?

I decided to synthesize all of the Mayday Announcements into a single work of math art. Please see my interpretation at:

www.borderschess.org\MM-Math-Art.htm


mbs 05.09.2006
Kak en betaal is die wet van die Transvaal

Sh*t and (you) pay - that's the law of the Transvaal.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transvaal
Transvaal appears in the 18nov2003 page and in the 12dec2004 page, but 
in the clues (Juls' and Beacon's, respectively), not in the Orphanage text.

Also, concerning Aratus and scribble's clue, I think this is referring to Aratus the poet.  In Acts 17, the apostle  Paul uses a
line from Aratus' poem, Phaenomema, to try to persuade the Athenians.  Aratus is already known and respected by the Greeks and so
Paul does this to gain credence with them.

"y llamau" 05.10.2006
I have been thinking for a few years now how the Smiley Guy is familiar. I have seen it years ago and couldn't place it
until I was rereading R.Feynmans book/lectures on Computation. I believe it now to be a State Diagram for a finite state machine. I
don't understand the hair and quantity nor the face outside of their State of Being, but believe that symbolically they are also
representative, maybe upside down. 

One other obvious comment refers to English as being a second language, see recent side mailings, perhaps we can say that their
first language is Mathematics. Or that Language is first nature (ala Chomsky) and Mathmatics is second nature. 
B.H. keep up the good work here and your registry sites.
bhance - typically the Finite State Machine diagrams I have seen all look like this, or this. But I have not seen Feynman's diagrams.
D. Thomasson Wandering Scribble, in the 05.03.2006 posting, questions why Romans is in all caps: ROMANS. The gematria for ROMANS is R(18)+O(15)+M(13)+A(1)+N(14)+S(19) = 80 decimal. 80 decimal = 120 octal. 120 is a key number used throughout the ADW announcements.

The overall message of Romans chapters 10 and 11 is that of salvation for both the Israelite and Gentile alike. Righteousness is by faith, salvation by grace. Salvation is not of works, but through confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord, and believing that God raised him from the dead. Remember John 3:16?

I decided to synthesize all of the Mayday Announcements into a single work of math art. Please see my interpretation at:

www.borderschess.org/MM-Math-Art.htm


mbs
Kak en betaal is die wet van die Transvaal
Sh*t and (you) pay - that's the law of the Transvaal.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transvaal

Transvaal appears in the 18nov2003 page and in the 12dec2004 page, but in the clues (Juls' and Beacon's, respectively), not in the Orphanage text.

Also, concerning Aratus and scribble's clue, I think this is referring to Aratus the poet. In Acts 17, the apostle Paul uses a line from Aratus' poem, Phaenomema, to try to persuade the Athenians. Aratus is already known and respected by the Greeks and so Paul does this to gain credence with them.


yo_dude
05.10.2006
Just as the location of the 5/1/89 summer tour (3rd level) is somehow decoded using the music given in that ad, the location (coordinates) of the 2006 summer tour needs to be decoded from the music referenced as the final contrapunctus. Presumably, somehow applying the Mobius Function to that music.
near a terminal 05.18.2006
Wouldn't a simple explanation for a lot of this one be that an insider sold out?  They are definitely into classical names
and so forth so if somebody for some reason revealed a secret then the "shit and pay" would probably result in physical
unplesantness for the bean spiller.

i got lost and found this site 05.21.2006
the phrase in afrikaans (as translated by the s.african w/ whom i live) means shit and pay in the law of the Transvaal which
she says is a province in s. africa

Beacon 06.08.2006
Reference is given to the "most current" Oath Giver. This suggests it is an office
rather than a person.

barmaid
Any ideas on the alternate venue?  There've been earlier references to the NY Times. 
That's the main reason these people scare me there are so many ways to put other messages in
other places. You could Google your head off and never find the real Mayday message because
the other venue really is alternate. I don't know how to interpret the math references but if
somebody deep into this scary stuff used the right filter the message could be hidden in a
Walmart shoppers special. I can see the freaks laughing their asses off with us trying to
piece this shit together only from the Arizona paper. The other scary part is that I do
believe they have some kind of opponents or bad guys or who the hell knows what but somebody
really is working against them.  That would make sense of the dead man's hand showing up
every so often.  Somebody talked or just got sloppy and they off'd him or her.  I stick with
my theory that these people engineered thousands of IRS forms getting pitched into the SF
bay. I deal with drunks 5 nights a week and see more weird shit than you cerebral types. 
These people remind of no kind of drunk and no kind of dysfunctional human.  I've slapped
down the drinks in front of so many shitfaced losers that I can tell you this does not smell
like dysfunctional and it does smell like cognac.  Blended, mixed, different ingredients with
the exact blend known only to the chief distiller.  BTW I don't like cognac but the real
stuff is totally distinct from any other kind of liquor.  This smells the same.  

cynic2 06.16.2006

Did anybody find the 'walking through walls' reference.  I can't get at it without
buying one and I don't want to do that.  Yeah, I'm lazy and stingy but somebody must have one
they can put up here for free.  That's secondary anyway to what I've been turning over and
over in thought: I think the 'penetration' stuff is not made up.  They penetrate and I guess
they also get penetrated.  They state that in plain words and I'm more and more inclined to
believe that a lot of this is literal.  As the rest of you can see by now that is the point
about 'walking through walls.'  Haven't a clue as to how anybody does that but I think it is
going on and these people are part of it.  The ones against them apparently know the same
procedures or protocols and so forth.  Remember that both the USA and the former CCCP spent
millions and millions on covert research into mind control and especially what is generally
called 'remote viewing.'  The USA officially discontinued the program after the first Iraq
invasion because the viewers couldn't find Hussein so the US air force could take him out. 
That's the official story as in 'it didn't work and we quit wasting money on it.'  For all I
know the official story may be true but then again it is equally likely that it is still
going on but even more covertly than before.  I don't think the 'black ops' in the CIA are
behind the May Day Mystery but I do think that it is very possible that anybody who spent the
time and time is money might come up with something as good or better than the 'remote
viewers' were able to produce.  We need those pages that are cited because the message seems
to indicate that the mechanics are sound even if the metaphysics behind them are bad.  Maybe
this is just nuts on my part but I think it is possible to do that kind of thing at least
occasionally.  The trick seems to be in doing it consistently because various double blind
tests have shown higher than random 'hits' in very large experiments.  If a group of fanatics
gave it their full attention for years on end they could probably access some very scary
stuff.

bhance 06.23.2006 -
I am very late in posting this, which came via J.G. - thanks for getting this:
'walking through walls' pages 232-233 as 
per my request at the top of this page.

sjwk 07.01.2006
Could "category 5" be a reference to ethernet cables? And a "category 5 assault" refer to some sort of network attack?
Most likely not although it would fit with the "cybernetic assessment".  That could then mean that the LOC and MTT won't promise
that (whatever) isn't vulnerable to either being hacked or a denial of service attack.

chubasco 07.10.2006
this is another example of what i wrote just a few moments ago about places of power. real wizards or sorcers or some even
call them saints become their own places of power.  the term shaman is thrown around like used kleenex but a real shaman has the
power in him or herself.  yes there are female shamans but not many because abstract crap doesn't interest many women. so my point
is that walking through walls might be the ability to sit at home in their mansions or dumpsters like yo bro and see distant
things.  some of this weird shit has been recorded by anthro researchers for over a century.  lots of it in siberia and also the
upper reaches of the amazon. near as i can figure it doesn't require a particular belief system and the few that can do it consider
a byproduct of more important work.  like the copper mines here in arizona also get at least a little gold and silver out of the
ore that is mainly copper. it may be crazy to spend years doing that but my point is not their sanity but the do-how in contrast to
the know-how.  several anthro researchers were shocked to be told by shamans that nobody needed to come to siberia or the rain
forests they could stay home in london or berlin and do exactly the same thing.  putting this a little differently what the shamans
meant or i think they meant was that it is stupid to go traipsing around the world when any determined person could do the same
thing wherever they call home.

John: 07.16.2006
Underlined letters/phrases (by line):

"Third" "Penetration" (2)
i e ("videte") (3)
"refusing to guarantee" (4)
"the" (5)
"May Day 2006 plaintext" "Summer Tour" "Alternate Venue" (7)
"inclusive of the cyclotomic polynomials" (8)
"directly instructs" (10)
"empirically" (11)
u e a (Latin phrase I think  meaning "within sight and proportional distance"?) (13)
u l u u l (Names) (14)
"Aratus" (15)

Brad 08/02/2006
"Kak en betaal is die wet van Transvaal" literally means "shit and pay is the law of Transvaal".
Transvaal is the old Afrikaans name for Gauteng, a province in South Africa. I happen to stay in Gauteng, SA.

Nathan S. 08.04.2006
I honestly think there isnt really a meaning to all of this.
Its quite possible this is all just a really large, well thought out joke.
And we're falling victim to it.
In nearly every last one of the announcements, he mentions something pertaining to communism, and mayday is almost
directly tied to communism. My point being, I think its a misguided attempt to bring some sort of "light" to a
communist/socialist party or something. 
I dont know.

Sjwk 08.18.2006
I think "category 5" is a reference to Hurricane Katrina, given that the "structural integrity of the 'levees'" is
mentioned.

anonymous 08.18.2006
The fellowship of the 120
The great assembley:Ezra and the Sanhedrin.
After the fall:man shall be marked by 120
Moses was buried and risen by YHWH at the age of 120.
The Advocate sent at Pentacost to the 120.
The Branches,the limbs,the members,the outer-courtyard of the gentiles,the full number,the dry-bones-120.
The MAYflower members-120.
SKULL and BONES W.C.Shinn 1908,Lincoln NB.Static-Electricity-Thundermachine copyRIGHT.M street in CAPITOL
cities.Shrines,TEMPLEs
The Synagoge of the LEFT-EYE
Egypt to Washington to Israel
The Knesset-120
In the twinkling of an eye.
Who do you say I AM.
So mote it be......ashes to ashes Get caught....caught up that is,Degrees above 33 
The coughin s opind
Thares a bed storm arysin
In a NUTshell: the fellowship of the mystery In-Christ after Golgotha with a shout HE gave up the RAUCH and the Dead
In-Christ arose Death: no-sting
Grave: no-victory
In-Short,the EYE,the widow's son,the goat,serpent,has slythered and has shallowed its tail. Orion,the center eye of the
Universe is the same crap since the fall..lightening bolt to the 3rd rock.Don't waste your time with this poison..the
clock is atickin and the Ole wickin is still a LIER   destined fer eternal FIRE.

Hans 08.21.2006
Has anybody come up with an Alternate Venue?  It has been repeatedly suggested that only part of the freaks'
agenda appears in the Arizona Daily Wildcat.  The only other place I have heard discussed is the New York Times.  Are
there any additional suggestions?

blankenship 08.27.2006
It is surprising that no one has remarked on the fact that Bach was a convinced Lutheran.  His music is accepted
by everybody but few realize how confessional it is in the Lutheran sense of "confessional."  Thomasson seems to be the
only contributor who has grasped the heavy Lutheran emphasis which is often present under what appear to be secular
themes in the decades of ads.  That is how much Luther has influenced modern society; much of his work is taken for
granted and thus appears secular.  

D. Thomasson 10.10.2006
History, as we all know, has a tendency to repeat itself. The Confessio Augustana celebrations of The Orphanage has been going on for decades.

Also, The Orphanage's political agenda is not unlike those of our founding forefathers prior to, and after, the birth of our nation (America). Democracy is at the forefront of their movement. However, today our Democracy is tarnished. It is a fact that one cannot serve both God and money. Even our money, our paper bills, state: "In God We Trust." If we really put all our trust in God, perhaps our Nation will become a mighty Democracy that is untarnished (One Nation under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all). It is time for cleaning up our act. We need a lot of elbow grease (or brasso) and prayer. We can sing praises to the Lord, and make a joyful noise all day long; but unless we truly put our trust in God, our talk into actions (praxis), we are anathema.

We should not become complacent. We should put our faith in God and in our nation through Jesus Christ our Lord.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag (and to God of all nations) of the United States of America, and to the Republic (and to the Divine Word) for which it stands (Jesus Christ): one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

I do not condone violence, racism, or any other prejudice against anyone. The following information that I share with the Mayday Mystery audience is strictly to be used for educational purposes. Oh, by-the-way, I am not in any way related to, or affiliated with, The Orphanage except through Jesus Christ.

Please read the following texts: An American Synthesis (The Sons of St. Tammany or Columbian Order)

Sons of Liberty

Stamp Act 1765

Francis Bernard

Liberty Pole

Liberty Generation

Liberty Tree

Site of the Liberty Tree

Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution

Liberty Tree and Poem by Thomas Paine

Song for the Sons of Liberty (1766)

Students for a Democratic Society

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) website

More Mao than Thou - SDS Motto (see paragraph 3 and 4 - right column)

New London CT: CCLeft SDS May Day 2006 Report Back

Enjoy reading and learning.

My apologies to The Orphanage and their patrons if sharing the above information is in any way offending or inaccurate. The info I provided is not my views, but a general history of organizations similar to The Orphanage.

(hance This is also summarized at Democracy - a History of The Orphanage? on D.T's own site)


Galilite 10.12.2006
	The Orphanage seems to be still concerned about the Revisionist penetration that happened in late 2005. The
"Pelagians" may attack anytime. The celebration is no longer in "Hotel California". The most current Oath Giver must try to
negotiate a deal first ("shake hands" in "Walking through Walls"), and, if failed ("failsafe"), kill the penetrator:
(Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.)
The victim could be "Aratus", who is told: "Shit and pay for everything" - reference:
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=256073&page=13.

PS. Could SR/CL mean "circular"?

D. Thomasson - 10.16.2006

clue: In my last post, I gave a plausable history of The Orphanage relating to democracy. Please see http://www.borderschess.org/MM_7gram.htm for additional information. I provide new clues to some of the info sent to Brian from patrons of The Orphanage on Feb 23, 2000.
D. Thomasson

clue: SR/CL = Social Reform / Civil Liberties

Research Arianna Huffington, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King Jr., Bloody Sunday (USA-1965), Bloody Sunday (Ireland-1972), and all other civil rights murders/massacres throughout the history.

Compare/contrast Thomas Merton with The ONE (Order of Nazorean Essenes).

The Orphanage has my vote for the 2007 Thomas Merton Award!


D. Thomasson
For The Orphanage and the Mayday Mystery site viewers,
here is my overall interpretation of the ADW announcements
I put into a short poem named: "Where is Your Treasure?"

Where is your treasure?
    Where is your heart?
Are all things hidden
    Left in the dark?

For nothing that's covered,
    Shall not be revealed,
Neither hidden from sight,
    Shall not see the light.

Where is your treasure?
    Where is your heart?
For where your treasure is,
    There is your heart.

For God loved the world,
    He gave us his son;
So we should not perish,
    But live life as one.

Where is your treasure?
    Where is your heart?
Put faith in Jesus;
    He'll never depart.

For Jesus is Christ,
    Our master and king.
A life that's eternal
    Only he can bring.

So where is your treasure?
    Where is your heart?
For where your treasure is,
    There is your heart.


D. Thomasson 10.20.2006
clue:

Here are some general things I've deduced from looking at all the ADW announcements.

Gematria is heavily used.

Gematria is equating letters to numbers, or adding up the total number value of words or phrases to get a commonality of meaning.

I'll use the term "Gematria" (Hebrew) to also represent "Isopsephy" (Greek) and "Numerology" (Roman).

  1. 10000 is used to represent both infinity and eternal life.
  2. 10000 binary = 16 decimal = 8*2 = 8+8 or even 88 per gematria.
  3. Eight (8) is the number for a new beginning, regeneration, rebirth, resurrection. (Search the Web!)
  4. As I've mentioned in a previous post, 8 horizontally = infinity.
  5. California = C(3)+a(1)+l(12)+i(9)+f(6)+o(15)+r(18)+n(14)+i(9)+a(1) = 88
  6. Add up the first Letter value of Luther, Gustavus Adolphus, Cromwell, and Calvin:
        L(12)+G(7)+A(1)+C(3)+C(3) = 26 = 2+6 = 8 (26 is the number for YHWH = GOD)
  7. Add up all the letter values of Luther, Gustavus Adolphus, Cromwell, and Calvin: = 486.
        486 = 4+8+6 = 18 decimal = 12 hexadecimal.
  8. Also, the gematria for Gustavus = 144.

When words are misspelled, or phrases have added or missing words, use gematria. Try gematria on underlined letters, italic letters, bold letters, or any other similar set of letters.

Luke 12:7 (notice the numbers 12 and 7) states: "But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." The number of hairs on the head of the smiley face icon on each announcement may represent the base gematria value for that announcement.


D. Thomasson - 10.21.2006

Miracle or not, the poem I wrote yesterday: "Where is Your Treasure?" seems to have some divine intervention.

I felt compelled to write the poem while reading Luke chapter 12. The first sentence in the second verse should read "For nothing that is covered," removing the contraction of "that's".

With the above correction, the total number of words in the poem comes to 120. There are seven (7) verses. I posted the poem on Julian date 2454029 (rounded).

2+4+5+4+2+9 = 26 = 2+6 = 8

The total gematria value (using the Greek isopsephy in this case) of all 120 words comes to 57567.

5+7+5+6+7 = 30 decimal
change 30 decimal to 30 octal = 24 decimal
24 = 8+8+8 or 888 = JESUS

At the center of the poem is the heart of the Gospel, much like it is in the ADW announcements.

Strangely enough, the total numerical value of the fifth verse:

Where is your treasure?
    Where is your heart?
Put faith in Jesus;
    He'll never depart.

comes to 8144.


Lindsay 11.16.2006
Now I do apologize if this has already been covered...but I did read here Nathan saying the May
Day is almopst directly related to communism.

As well May Day was originally a pre-Christian pagan holiday.

Another note..The Orphanage has told you that this may not be soley based in the Tucson. Could there
perhaps be other publications in other papers?

As well..I'm not sure how much research has been done on Pelagius was a monk who went against several
beliefs of the Church, the majority regarding sin. Hence  Pelagian's Devil.

Another thing I noticed as this references the 5/1/89 ad .. there are  common things such as  "The
Midget Tag Team"  and 'Confessio Augustana"

Again..I apologize if any or all of this has been covered. I happened by here doing some research.

bhance - We have never found any other MM ads in any other newspapers.
kat
the underlined letters 'uluul' is an obscure symbol/text signifying the planet Mars. google it There are other
meanings, but many sites are in other languages.

toots 01.04.2007
	I did what Kat said to do regarding "uluul" and have identified the linguistic stock but not necessarily the exact
language.  It is Finno-Ugric and the main languages are Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian and Turkish.  Some linguists say the
Turkish branch is separate but they are in the minority.  Way back three was an Estonian reference so my guess would be they
are notiifying somebody in Estonia to do his or her their thing.  Estonia is also Lutheran which would matter to these people.

Andy B. 01.10.2007
I think the "levees" and "Category 5" are WAAAY too obvious to be about New Orleans or hurricanes. Everyone in the
country gets that reference.

and maybe.... the Dead Man's Hand means to inform the group that one of their members has died? They've been at this
for over 25 years, provided it's still the same people.


Jason 01.15.2007
The "levee' and "category 5" are obviously about a hurricane. Time will tell about this theory, but could these hurricane
Lousiana refrences mean that another hurricane WORSE will come at at time (prehaps suggested in these paper ads) 
maybe this "profit" is predicting natural disasters.

Jacen 01.17.2006
A dead mans hand could refer to a Hand of Glory- Litterally, a hand cut off of a dead man (usualy hanged) and made into a
candle. It 'has' the powers of paralaysis, and opening locked doors...

tsal 04.04.2007
	Jacen on 01.17.2006 mentioned a hand of glory.  Another believed power of the Hand of Glory is it grants the ability to
walk through walls.  Interesting, no?

discorsus 04.23.2007
I was thinking about the underlines letters in the reformers names. There are only "U"s and "L"s, so what if they are
binary. "01001" didn't bring up much, it is the zipcode for Agamaw, Michigan. 10110, however is a zipcode in NYC, which includes
Grand Central Station. I don't know if it is relevant, but it seems neat.


discorsus
Comments: It mentions Luke 9:62 in reference to the "Third Level Penetration", it makes me wonder if we are meant to take it that
"the one who puts his hand to the plough and looks back" is a traitor from the ranks. Perhaps the Aratus mentioned below?


Magic Square

We know that magic squares have figured in these texts before. If you take a look at http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MagicSquare.html (The Wolfram Math World article on magic squares), you'll see that "u"s and "l"s figure in Conway's method of constructing them because of the shape of the letters.

A basic concept in cryptology is that it's easy to design an unbreakable code if no one else has to read it. Look for example, at 5/1/94 (I think— the one that has the handwritten background). You have a mixture of graph theory instructions, bible verses, and god knows what else. I think that, for the impartial observer, that one seals the deal for the single-author, single-reader theory.


Critic 05.21.2007

Another thing about quotations: most of those that have no easily identifiable source, such as "the low-grade, etc." ("Reform without enforcement is Camelot without Merlin" is another) are in fact quotations from the author's unpublished writings. The inelegant prose and violent sentiment really leaps out at you when contrasted with the quotations from published authors.


JJ 06.03.2007
The more I look at these messages, the more strongly I feel that the messages are guiding a secret faculty club to
various drops on the 3rd or fourth level of the Univ.'s library. Sometimes a book gets moved, or a piece of paper tucked into the
book is removed unknowingly by someone. Anyone thinking that someone is transmitting massive amounts of information that others are
then decoding with great amounts of effort are out of their gourds. If anything greater, I would say the general themes/subjects
that each ad centers around involves the topics used in possibly the Dewey Decimal System ...

 000 ^÷ Computer science, information, and general works
 100 ^÷ Philosophy and psychology
 200 ^÷ Religion
 300 ^÷ Social sciences
 400 ^÷ Language
 500 ^÷ Science
 600 ^÷ Technology
 700 ^÷ Arts and recreation
 800 ^÷ Literature
 900 ^÷ History and geography

For instance, under the 000s, one subset of categories is:

031 General encyclopedic works -- American
032 General encyclopedic works in English
033 General encyclopedic works in other Germanic languages
034 General encyclopedic works in French, Provencal, Catalan
035 General encyclopedic works in Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic
036 General encyclopedic works in Spanish & Portuguese (Latin American)
037 General encyclopedic works in Slavic languages
038 General encyclopedic works in Scandinavian languages
039 General encyclopedic works in other languages

This would be about as deep as anyone involved in the group would want to go. For instance, instead of deciphering every darn thing
on a given May 1 ad, look for a general theme (German)(Economics), etc., and this, possibly combined with a set of numbers
contained elsewhere in the ad and somehow differentiated from other strings of numbers, would lead one to a book, wherein is
contained the location of the party.

Murdoch 06.04.2007
I just read part of D.T.'s summation of the connexion between radical Protestantism and radical 60s far-left politics and
and as a resident alien, though Bush apparently wants to let my truculent wife and me into your ever so grand republic, I'm greatly
impressed.  Impressed with D.T., not the republic.  I also notice that D.T. is one of the very few contributors that the Orphanage
openly applauds and even lauds.  There must be something in what he is saying, at least from their vehemently radical point of
view. I remember from what we call public school that the Calvinists in the 16th century U.K. were real wild men.  It seems strange
today but Cromwell and his legions considered themselves the real Church of England and thought the C of E should be making war on
all errour everywhere. 

Molly G 06.10.2007
	"Critic" doesn't cut it as a critic.  The one about liberal Republicans and ritual killers is an actual quotation
although I cannot remember the author because I read the book like 30 years ago. The title is "North Dallas Forty" which anybody
who reads this disturbing collection knows would fit several aspects including the very obvious connexion with Dallas, Texas.  You
could probably get the book from Amazon just by title.

lazesis 03.19.2008
May Day 2006 announcement is, as far as I seen, only one with non-smiley face. I
don't know why they didn't use smiley face; it could be just a minor difference in shapes
even.	
	

Lewis Winthorpe 05.19.2008
Merton College sheltered a group of dons devoted to natural science,
mainly physics, astronomy and mathematics, rivals of the intellectuals at the
University of Paris. Bradwardine was one of these Oxford Calculators, studying
mechanics with William Heytesbury, Richard Swineshead, and John Dumbleton. The
Oxford Calculators distinguished kinematics from dynamics, emphasizing
kinematics, and investigating instantaneous velocity. They first formulated the
mean speed theorem: a body moving with constant velocity travels the same
distance as an accelerated body in the same time if its velocity is half the
final speed of the accelerated body. They also demonstrated this theorem~Wthe
essence of "The Law of Falling Bodies"~W long before Galileo, who is generally
credited with it.

Vincent 12/08/2013
@ Wandering scribble, okay I am from South Africa and Kak en betaal is die wet 
van Transvaal. means Shit and pay is the law of Transvaal. This actually comes from a time 
when the food prices etc went up a long time ago. Anyway Transvaal is now called Gauteng, 
it is a province. Basicly Gauteng is where the government is situated in, so to simplify 
it 'PAY THE GOVERNMENT"	

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