[ RadSafe ] Madonna's magical nuclear waste cure "Kabbalah fluid can clean it up"
crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 21 08:00:35 CDT 2006
Probably not as well researched as Hedy Lamarr's
Hedy Lamarr, Inventor of Radio Controlled Torpedo
Born in Austria as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, Hedy
Lamarr was an A list actress in the 1930s and 40s, and
was billed as the most beautiful woman in the world.
She and a co-inventor also concieved of a way to
control torpedoes by a constantly changing radio
frequency so that it could not be jammed. The
shortcoming of radio controlled torpedoes was that the
control signal could be jammed on any particular
frequency. Ms. Larmar and her partner thought of the
way to get around a jamming signal, by having the
controller and the receiver in the torpedo change
frequency in unison and continually, so the signal
could not be jammed. The controller and the receiver
on the torpedo would change frequency at predetermined
times, to predetermined frequencies so that a jamming
signal could not follow the sequence. The exact
configuration of coordinating the frequency changes
that Lamarr came up with was not used, but the idea of
frequency changing is used in many technologies today.
--- Fred Dawson <fd003f0606 at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> Sunday Times reports
> Madonna's magical nuclear waste cure "Kabbalah
> fluid can clean it up"
> MADONNA and her husband Guy Ritchie have been
> lobbying the government and
> nuclear industry over a scheme to clean up
> radioactive waste with a
> supposedly magic Kabbalah fluid.
> The couple, both followers of the Jewish spiritual
> movement, approached
> Downing Street, Whitehall and British Nuclear Fuels
> (BNFL) promoting a
> "mystical" liquid tested in a Ukrainian lake.
> "It was like a crank call . . . the scientific
> mechanisms and principles
> were just bollocks, basically," one official said.
> But civil servants at the Department of Trade and
> Industry (DTI) and
> scientists at BNFL were obliged to take the
> celebrity couple seriously.
> It is understood that the couple, who live in London
> and Wiltshire, were
> promoting a water-based solution that had allegedly
> proved successful in
> neutralising dangerous nuclear waste in Ukraine.
> The Kabbalah Centre, which is based in California,
> believes water is a
> uniquely important substance that can be given magic
> healing powers through
> "meditations and the consciousness of sharing".
> Madonna is said to have approached Downing Street,
> before being directed to
> the DTI. "She relentlessly pursued people," said a
> former DTI civil servant.
> "She wanted to get this Russian scientist to explain
> this to civil
> But her campaign became bogged down by Whitehall
> bureaucracy. "It was a case
> of pass the parcel," said the civil servant.
> Ritchie, the film director, cold-called BNFL and
> wrote a series of letters
> accompanied by scientific papers. A panel of BNFL's
> best scientists was
> tasked with looking into the proposal but could find
> no scientific basis for
> the claims.
> The lobbying, which took place a few years ago, was
> part of a campaign by
> Madonna, who saw it as her mission to rid the world
> of nuclear waste. She
> made this clear in newspaper interviews at the time.
> "I mean, one of the biggest problems that exists
> right now in the world is
> nuclear waste," she said. "That's something I've
> been involved with for a
> while with a group of scientists - finding a way to
> neutralise radiation,
> believe it or not."
> The Kabbalah Centre, which is based in Los Angeles
> but has branches
> worldwide, was set up by Philip Berg, a former
> insurance salesman. One
> devotee has described how Berg leads chants of
> "Chernobyl" and the names of
> other nuclear power plants. Followers believe this
> helps "heal the problem
> of nuclear waste".
> Undercover reporters who attended a Kabbalah Centre
> dinner in London
> described how Madonna and Ritchie were among guests
> who turned east towards
> Chernobyl and began shouting its name.
> Some Kabbalah followers are even said to believe
> that nuclear waste is the
> cause of the Aids epidemic.
> Madonna has said: "According to science we aren't
> going to have a planet in
> about 50 years at the rate we're going with nuclear
> "I can write the greatest songs and make the most
> fabulous films and be a
> fashion icon and conquer the world, but if there
> isn't a world to conquer,
> what's the point?
> "I've just come to a place in my life where I'm
> trying to really see what
> the big picture is and where my energy is better
> spent, and that's one area
> I'm really concerned about."
> The Kabbalah Centre is believed to have sponsored
> Oroz, a "23rd-century"
> research body in New York that heralded a
> "breakthrough" in neutralising
> radioactive waste.
> Dr Artur Spokojny, the director of Oroz and a
> Kabbalah follower, is said to
> have developed a "revolutionary" decontamination
> agent called Orodyne, which
> can reportedly also treat gynaecological problems in
> cows and sheep.
> Three years ago the research centre claimed it had
> experimented with the
> agent in Lake Glyboke near Chernobyl and had
> successfully decontaminated the
> BNFL says it was approached by "a Mr Ritchie" at
> that time. Ritchie was told
> by one senior executive that the scheme defied the
> laws of physics but he
> persisted and was referred to a team led by Sue Ion,
> BNFL's executive
> director of technology, said to have "a brain the
> size of a planet".
> The industry is trying to find ways to dispose of
> enough waste to fill five
> Royal Albert Halls, with more on the way if plans
> for new nuclear power
> stations go ahead, so anyone with a viable solution
> could expect a
> sympathetic hearing.
> Paul Vallance, director of communications for
> British Nuclear Group, the
> nuclear clean-up arm of BNFL, said: "If Mr Ritchie,
> or anyone else for that
> matter, has such a solution we would be more than
> happy to speak to them."
> Madonna was not available to comment because she is
> on tour in Germany.
> A spokeswoman said: "I've spoken to Guy's office and
> I don't think he is
> going to be available to talk about this . . . I
> don't think it's top of the
> list of things they are working on at the moment."
> Fred Dawson
> New Malden
> Surrey. KT3 5BP
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John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
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