The first numbers we heard from the New Tut were 700,000 and 1943 (=17). 17 is the 7th prime number.
UPDATE: Yep, 2009 is the Year of You Gotta Be Kidding Me -
"Report: 17 Senate Dem. Caucus Members Called to White House to Discuss Health Care"
ABC News is reporting that President Obama has summoned 17 members of the Senate Democratic caucus--most of whom have expressed some degree of skepticism over President Obama's health care plan--to the White House for a meeting late this afternoon.Read The 17 President and Celebrating the 17th for context.
ITEM: Speaking of ritual cycles, it turns out Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval were right after all about the architectural agenda of the Shemsu Hor. From a news story from yesterday in the New Scientist:
ITEM: Yesterday was 9/8 (do the math) and where Egypt leads, NASA is sure to follow. Yesterday the space agency revealed its plans to skip the Moon and set its sights on Mars.
ANCIENT Egyptian temples were aligned so precisely with astronomical events that people could set their political, economic and religious calendars by them. So finds a study of 650 temples, some dating back to 3000 BC.
For example, New Year coincided with the moment that the winter-solstice sun hit the central sanctuary of the Karnak temple in present-day Luxor, says archaeological astronomer Juan Belmonte of the Canaries Astrophysical Institute in Tenerife, Spain.
A NASA strategy proposal shifts the U.S. human space program away from returning to the moon in favor of a stepping-stone approach aimed at reaching Mars, including using commercial space launch services, according to a document seen by Reuters.Between this and the LCROSS system failures, UFOlogist claims that aliens have declared the Moon off-limits don't seem quite so crazy.
ITEM: Speaking of 17s, there are plenty in the news today, including a new set of images from the Hubble Telescope, released fresh for 9/9/9, including that butterfly nebula there. But that's not all:
Among the first images – a closely guarded secret until today – is one of galaxy NGC 6217. The picture was taken with NASA's newly refurbished Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS).Remember that the butterfly is a universal symbol of transformation.
ITEM: In less happy news, this:
A truck packed with explosives has been detonated in a Kurdish village in northern Iraq killing at least 17 people, Iraqi police say.ITEM: And this curiosity:
Mexican police have arrested at least six hijackers who seized a passenger jet flying from Cancun to Mexico City.
More than 100 passengers and crew on board the AeroMexico Boeing 737 were released unharmed, officials confirmed.
And this about the hijacker - no mental giant, obviously:
He told flight attendants that he had three accomplices, "the Father, Son and Holy Ghost". He said that he acted on 9 September 2009, because the numbers 9/9/9 were the inverse of 6/6/6, the number linked to the Anti-Christ.ITEM: Where 17 lurks, 33 often follows. This story:
"Christ is coming soon," Mr Flores told journalists. Mr Garcia said that Mr Flores was a former drug addict, with a conviction for armed robbery in his native Bolivia. He has lived in Mexico for 17 years.
Federal regulators on Wednesday defended their proposed $33 million settlement with Bank of America over bonuses paid by Merrill Lynch. But the Securities and Exchange Commission said the bank didn't waive attorney-client privilege, making it impossible to establish if its executives knowingly breached securities laws.A real news story, or simply a reminder of the hidden 33 in BoA's logo? I report, you decide.
ITEM: Wal*Mart used 9/9/9 to unveil its new plan to become America's sole retail outlet. Called "Project Impact," the chain is using a showcase in the UFO hotspot of Gloucester County, NJ to demonstrate its new agenda. And speaking of 17s:
Despite the company's consistently strong financial performance, Wall Street hasn't cheered Walmart's growth rates. During the 1990s, the company's stock price jumped 1,173%. In this decade, it's down around 24% (Walmart's stock closed at $51.74 per share on Sept. 3)Now Wal*Mart's switch from the five-pointed star to its new Solar logo (with its own 3-3) makes more sense.
ITEM: Speaking of Solar logos (and 999), this is the flag of the Commonwealth of Nations. How did I not know that?
ITEM: And speaking of the Octopus, that's apparently how Yahoo! sees itself now. Not sure if this image made its debut on 9/9/9, but I wouldn't be surprised.
ITEM: Finally, the ever-reliable HuffPost gives us this story on 9/9/09. I can't wait for 9/17- that's sure to be a corker!
UPDATE: Tommy of Kozmikon points us to this- a remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space. Did we really need one?