Throwback Thursday: Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse 1940
The caption above reads:
On July 1, 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened to traffic. This picture, taken from the air during dedication ceremonies, plainly shows three unusual characteristics of design: (1) Extremely narrow deck – 39′; (2) extreme length of suspension span – 2800′; (3) the solid stiffening girders used in the place of orthodox truss girders. Use of the solid girders is commonly blamed for the collapse.
Seventy-nine years ago, today, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed at approximately 11:00am PST due to a wind-induced aeroelastic flutter.
[A] suspension bridge in [Washington State] that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound, between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula, [it] opened to traffic on July 1, 1940. The bridge’s collapse has been described as “spectacular” and in subsequent decades “has attracted the attention of engineers, physicists and mathematicians”. Throughout its short existence, it was the world’s third-longest suspension bridge by main span, behind the Golden Gate Bridge and the George Washington Bridge.
Construction began in September 1938. From the time the deck was built, it began to move vertically in windy conditions, so, construction workers nicknamed the bridge Galloping Gertie. The motion continued after the bridge opened to the public, despite several damping measures. The bridge’s main span finally collapsed in 40-mile-per-hour (64 km/h) winds on the morning of November 7, 1940. Efforts to replace the bridge were delayed by the United States’ entry into World War II […]. The portion of the bridge that fell into the water now serves as an artificial reef.
The bridge’s collapse had a lasting effect on science and engineering. In many physics textbooks, the event is presented as an example of elementary forced resonance. [The] bridge collapsed because normal speed winds produced aeroelastic flutter that matched the bridge’s natural frequency. The collapse boosted research into bridge aerodynamics-aeroelastics, which has influenced the designs of all later long-span bridges.
I saw the Narrows bridge die today and only by the grace of God, escaped dying with it…
I drove on the bridge and started across. Just as I drove past the towers, the bridge began to sway violently from side to side. Before I realized it, the tilt became so violent that I lost control of the car…I jammed on the brakes and got out, only to be thrown onto my face against the curb. Around me I could hear concrete cracking. The car, itself, began to slide from side to side on the roadway. I decided the bridge was breaking up and my only hope was to get back to shore. On hands and knees most of the time, I crawled 500 yards or more to the towers. My breath was coming in gasps…my knees were raw and bleeding, my hands bruised and swollen from gripping the concrete curb. Toward the last, I risked rising to my feet and running a few yards at a time. Safely back at the toll plaza, I saw the bridge in its final collapse and saw my car plunge into the Narrows.
[Leonard Coatsworth, Tacoma News Tribune Editor]
[See also Tubby The Dog]
Some Bridge Facts:
♦ [The] entire 1940 bridge did not collapse into the water, though most of the center span did fall. The side spans were badly damaged and the 2 big towers got bent beyond repair […]. It would be 10 years before the bridge was replaced.
♦ [Due] to the undulating motions up and down […], you could be driving across it and, the car ahead of you might dip out of view. Sometimes the roadway would rise above the height of a car […].
♦ The 1940 bridge remains at the bottom of the water have provided a place for sealife [sic] that was not there, before and much of the life includes the giant Pacific octopus as well as lingcod, wolf eels and black seabass [sic].
♦ (Referencing the image at the very top…) Did a ship go under the bridge for opening day in 1940? Yes, it is true…the ship Atlanta was a Coast Guard Cutter. Ironically, not only was it the first ship to go under the bridge on opening day July 1, 1940, it was also the last ship to travel under the bridge before it collapsed […]. When the concrete started to crumble and fall off, the ship was underneath and pieces fell on her deck. Luckily, no pieces were big enough to cause any damage to the ship and the ship’s Commander was one of the first to report the collapse.
Movie Monday: Being Respectable 1924
Ninety-five years ago, today, the silent drama Being Respectable was released. Based on the novel of the same name written by Grace Flandrau, it was adapted by Dorothy Farnum. Directed by Phil Rosen, it starred Marie Prevost, Monte Blue, Louise Fazenda, Irene Rich, Theodore von Eltz, Frank Currier, Eulalie Jensen, Lila Leslie, Sidney Bracey and Charles French.
Wealthy young Charles Carpenter is pressured by his family to marry Suzanne, even though he is really in love with young “flapper” Valerie. He gives in to his family’s pressure, however and marries Suzanne, after which Valerie leaves town. Years later, after Charles and Suzanne have had a child, Valerie comes back to town and, Charles realizes he is still in love with her…and she with him. Complications ensue. [Source]
Through the scheming of his respectable, and wealthy family, Charles Carpenter is obliged to marry Suzanne, although he is in love with young flapper Valerie Winship. Years later, when Valerie is back in town, they renew the affair and, Carpenter plans to leave his wife and child for her. […] in the end, he yields to family duty and respectability. [Source]
New York Times Review [August 4, 1924]
I could not find any video clips of this movie. ~Vic
Project Human Extinction: The Velon Conspiracy
An Article From: The Chris Thomas Files
21 December 2012 was a monumental date in human development and, human history, and yet, very little seemed to have happened. Since this date, it seems to be business as usual for the trans-national industries, Bilderbergers and Illuminati…all of these organisations pushing harder and harder for control over individual freedom and, the right of free speech. Secret agendas are being advanced and, anyone who becomes a “whistle-blower” is attacked and pilloried in the media. What should have happened on 21/12/12, is that humanity underwent a shift in levels of consciousness that would have swept away everything of the old, releasing us to begin a new future where everything would have been a new possibility, a new potential.
What actually happened was that most of the population of the Westernised world were misled and misdirected by a race of non-humans who have been in control of world and industry leaders for over 300 years.
This race of non-humans the Akashic Records calls “Velon” but, most people know them by different names. The Velon have divided themselves up into six “races”:
Anunnaki, Hathor, Johnaan, Jjundaa, Oa and Mila.
These race divisions amongst the Velon follow along similar lines to humans calling themselves Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc…or German, Australian, Indian, etc… The Velon are what the Akashic describes as a “semiphysical” race in that they have a physical form and, a physical density but, exist at energy frequencies considerably outside of the human range of senses. Even if someone is psychic, it can be difficult to be able to “see” one of the semi-physical races (other races of this type are the Pleiadeans, Greys, Blues, etc…). 
The Velon have an intention towards the Earth that requires the removal of humanity and most other living things.
This might sound like the plot for a Sci-Fi “B” movie but, the Akashic records that the Velon see themselves as “God’s chosen people” who should be living on “God’s chosen planet”, namely, Earth. There appear to be a number of reasons why the Velon see themselves in this way and none of them are easy to explain.
Each of the six Velon races developed their own strategy to take control of events on Earth and find ways of misleading the human population into believing that we should leave the planet or “ascend” in some way. By far, the greatest impact on human life has been by the “primary” Velon, Velus. Velus could be described as the consciousness of the Velon solar system who took it upon himself to control human activities in a very direct way. This direct action [began] about 300 years ago.
In 1773, the international banker Mayer Amschel Rothschild proposed to a group of his closest friends that, if they pooled their resources together, they could control the world. This proposal was taken seriously and a man was found who could head the organisation that Rothschild proposed. This man was Adam Weishaupt who established the Order of the Illuminati on 1 May 1776. With the Illuminati in place, they began to form strategies for financial and political control and, this organisation came to the attention of Velus. Velus effectively took control of Weishaupt in a way that many would consider a “walk-in.” Velus has been in control of the Illuminati ever since. It is only in very recent years that Velus has been deposed and the Illuminati taken over by human politicians.
In 1782, at the Congress of Wilhelmsbad, the Illuminati took full control of the Ancient Order of Freemasons and have remained in full control ever since.2 From documents seized at the time, the stated aims of the Illuminati are:
The abolition of all ordered governments; the abolition of private property; the abolition of inheritance; the abolition of patriotism; the abolition of the family; the abolition of religion and the creation of a World Government. The first act brought about by the Illuminati was the French Revolution in 1789. When this failed, ten years later, they turned their sights on the newly formed independent country of the United States of America where the majority of the signatories of the American Constitution were Freemasons.
Over the intervening centuries, the Illuminati have gradually taken over control of many organisations, many governments and set up a “management level” commonly known as the Bilderberg Group. The Bilderbergers are a group of industrialists, media owners, statesmen, politicians and other advisors who meet every year to plan how to carry out the directives of the Illuminati. By controlling the media (television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books and the Internet), the Illuminati, through the Bilderberg Group, control the flow of information into the outside world. If they require to cover-up any event, they just don’t publish it…such as “Disclosure,” for example. If they want a politician out of office because they are no longer following the Illuminati line, they do so. If they want to appoint politicians to senior positions, even the leader of a country, they can do so regardless of so-called democratic elections.
To continue reading, download the PDF version HERE (Page 71).
[Note: The original article was written in 2013 and printed in the July edition of the New Dawn Magazine.]
 According to the Akashic, there are a total of thirteen races within the Universe. Six are of “nonphysical” origin. This means that they exist in a pure soul state without physical form or density. Ninety-nine point nine percent (99.9%) of the souls that are on Earth in human form are souls from one of these six races. These six races are so similar to each other that we do not have separate names for them. There are seven “semi-physical” races. These beings do have a physical form, and density, and see each other as being as solid as humans see each other. Their soul energy patterns, though, mean that if they travel to Earth, the chances are that we would not see them unless they chose to make themselves visible. The seven are:
Pleiadean, Sirian, Greys, Blues, Crystalline, Velon and NGC 584. Souls from these races make up less than one per cent of the humans on Earth. For more details about these races see my book Planet Earth: The Universe’s Experiment.
 For more details on the Illuminati, see Project Human Extinction: The Ultimate Conspiracy.
National Postal Worker Day & U.S. Postage Stamp Day
The 1st of July is a very busy day of celebration for the nation, leading up to Independence Day. It’s National Postal Worker Day, established in 1997 by a Seattle area carrier. I have two high school classmates that are postmen. They both really enjoy it. It can be a tough job, though.
If you are thinking “Neither rain nor sleet nor snow…” or something along those lines, the U.S. Post Office doesn’t have an “official” motto, really. There seems to be a bit of confusion from a modified translation of Herodotus’ quote regarding the courier service of the Persian Empire:
There is nothing in the world which travels faster than the Persian couriers. The whole idea is a Persian invention, and works like this: riders are stationed along the road, equal in number to the number of days the journey takes – a man and a horse for each day. Nothing stops these couriers from covering their allotted stage in the quickest possible time – neither snow, rain, heat, nor darkness. The first, at the end of his stage, passes the dispatch to the second, the second to the third, and so on along the line, as in the Greek torch-race which is held in honour of Hephaestus.
It’s also U.S. Postage Stamp Day…naturally. The very first postage stamp was issued on July 1, 1847 but, no one seems to know who created the National Day for it. Lost to history, I suppose.
Also celebrated today:
National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
National Gingersnap Day
Cheers and enjoy!