Planet of the Old Testament gods now visible in sky as Google lifts the lid on perhaps the world’s best-kept secrets. Are we about to meet Lord Enki?
Every time talk of a tenth planet (or ninth if you discount the now downgraded Pluto) has been adduced before NASA by astronomers and star gazers, this has been vehemently denied and dismissed as little more than the conspiracy theorists’ flights of fancy. It turns out we, the so-called conspiracy theorists, have been right all along and NASA and its ilk must now cower in shame and ignominy.
Just over a week ago, there was a momentous development that oddly enough was totally ignored by the mainstream print and electronic media when it should have enjoyed front-page and “Breaking News” coverage throughout the globe. On the Internet and in peripheral online publications, the development trended virally.
In August 2007, Google, the lead Internet search engine, created Google Sky, a web mapping site which allows users to view cosmic images from NASA satellites, the Hubble Telescope, and the like. Right from day one, a patch of heavenly space was blacked out with a rectangular screen without any explanation. This prompted star gazers and even some “name” astronomers to speculate that Google was censoring an object the powers that be were eager that the ordinary global citizenry did not see. The almost unanimous view was that this object was Nibiru, also known as Planet X. It now emerges the hypothesis was spot-on.
On Wednesday June 24 2015, Google all of a sudden unveiled the portion of the sky that it had blanked out for nearly 8 years and lo and behold, the planet Nibiru was seen in all its glory! Nibiru, reckoned to be 4-8 times the size of Earth, appeared exactly as the Sumerians, the world’s first known civilisation that thrived in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) 6,000 years ago, described and portrayed it in their cuneiform clay tablets and cylinder seals – a reddish planet with a wing-like glow. If you go to Google Sky right now, you will see the planet at these coordinates: HYPERLINK "https://www.google.com/sky/" l "latitude=22.61407353592708&longitude=-94.41178321838379&zoom=13&Spitzer=0.00&ChandraXO=0.00&Galex=0.00&IRAS=0.00&WMAP=0.00&Cassini=0.00&slide=1&mI=-1&oI=-1" t "_blank" 5 h 42m 21.0s 22° 36′ 45.7
Google did not offer any explanation as to its unheralded action. Maybe they just didn’t have the courage to own up to the fact that you cannot keep a lie forever as sooner or later it will come a cropper. Indeed, it seems it’s “conspiracy theorists” who have had the last laugh. Never, ever take us lightly again folks.
A 3600-YEAR ORBIT To those of you who have followed my writings in this paper over the last five years, planet Nibiru is a familiar theme. It was first mentioned in Sumerian records as the “planet of the gods”, the gods being mostly Enlil (the Bible’s Jehovah who was Earth’s Chief Executive Officer), Enki (Jehovah’s step-brother who was Earth’s Chief Operating Officer as well as the lead scientist who presided over a team that genetically engineered Adam and Eve into existence), and their clan. The Sumerians referred to the “gods” – flesh-and-blood beings who were gigantic, chalky-white, blue-eyed, and blonde-haired – as the Anunnaki, which simply means “Aliens”. In the Hebrew version of the Old Testament, the Anunnaki pantheon is referred to as the Elohim (from where we get the Setswana term ma loe, or wizards in English because their scientific feats seemed magical to primitive mankind).
Arguably the most outstanding illuminator on planet Nibiru and the saga of the Anunnaki is my departed friend Zechariah Sitchin (1920-2010). Sitchin wrote 15 books on the Anunnaki. His very first, published in 1976, was titled The 12th Planet. The title referred to Nibiru, which the Sumerians regarded as the 12th main celestial body of the Solar System (from the point of view of Earth) after the sun, the moon, and the familiar nine planets. As a planet, however, it was the tenth.
According to Sumerian records, Nibiru is the Anunnaki’s planet of origin. The planet was not always part of the Solar System. It was caught up in our region of space by the mighty gravity of the planet Neptune when about 4.5 billion years ago it drew nigh after drifting about in the vast expanse of the Milky Way Galaxy for eons. The Sumerians do not state the star from which Nibiru detached though we now know it is Sirius B. Nibiru has since been part of the Solar System but is not very well known in that it has a very long, elongated orbit (like that of a comet) and takes about 3600 Earth years to complete one revolution around the sun. Because of its rather lengthy circuit, it spends much of its peregrinations yonder in outer space, that is, well beyond Pluto. When it returns to the Solar System quarters, it courses through for only 60 years and is seen by Earthlings for 6 years. Its path arcs between Jupiter and Mars.
In the Hebrew version of the Old Testament, Nibiru is called Olam, translated in the misleading English versions as “from everlasting to everlasting”. It is also referred to as the Star of Jacob. The ancients called it Heaven or “The Lord” because that was where their gods, the Anunnaki, came from. All mankind therefore longed to go to Nibiru either corporeally or after death. In order to demonstrate to mankind that Nibiru was real, some Earthlings were taken there at intervals. Adapa (Adam), Enoch, Elijah, and Jacob did visit Nibiru. Only Elijah didn’t return. Enoch went there twice and when he did so for the second time, it seems he went for good. Sitchin says Nibiru was last seen by Earthlings in 550 BC. If that was indeed the case, then we don’t expect to see it up close (with the naked eye) here on Earth till about the year 3050. It seems, however, that the Sitchin permutations were out by a long shot. With Nibiru now plainly within sniffing distance, we could be seeing it live within the next 20-60 years.
SECRET THAT NEVER HELD Although Nibiru was in recent times detected as early as 1982, NASA has consistently parried suggestions to that effect. A Washington Post article dated December 30 1983 said: “A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this Solar System has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite (IRAS)”. In a follow-up interview, Dr. Gerry Neugebauer, IRAS chief scientist for California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology, said with tongue in cheek that, “All I can tell you is that we don’t know what it is”. The following day, the story was hastily retracted: there was no such sighting, NASA said. The announcement had seemingly rubbed the powers that be the wrong way. Meanwhile, Dr Robert Harrington, the supervising astronomer of the US Naval Observatory, had been tracing the course of the planet since 1978. On August 30 1990, he invited Zechariah Sitchin to his office and confirmed to Sitchin that Nibiru did exist and was being tracked as it made its way toward the Solar System. At the time, Nibiru was 11.2 billion km from the sun. Sitchin and Harrington forged a collegial partnership in the tracking of Nibiru but it didnt last: Harrington soon died of oesophageal cancer which struck him all of a sudden. This was no natural death. It was an elimination for revealing what he was not supposed to. You can watch Sitchin and Harrington discussing Nibiru here: HYPERLINK "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4zaMJk6FPk" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4zaMJk6FPk
ENKI MAY NOT SHOW UP When Nibiru has appeared in the ecliptic (our region of the Solar System) in the past, mankind has experienced mixed fortunes. Either there has been a spectacular leap in his quality of life thanks to radically new technology brought by the “gods” or a series of global cataclysms in the form of tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and conflagrations have struck horrendously. Circa 11,000 BC, for instance, Nibiru occasioned the Great Flood, the deluge of Noah’s day. In the same close shave, the planet Mars was stripped of much of its atmosphere, forcing its inhabitants to relocate underground, where they continue to dwell in a sophisticated, high-tech domain.
Because of Nibiru’s unpredictability, Old Testament prophets such as Isaiah, Joel, and Zechariah began to prophesy about the “Terrible Day of the Lord” at least 200 years before it showed up. The prophet Amos, for instance, warned, “Woe unto you that desire the Day of the Lord; To what end is it for you? For the Day of the Lord is darkness and no light … Turneth morning unto death's shadow, Maketh the day dark as night; Calleth forth the waters of the sea and poureth them upon the face of the Earth.”
The Anunnaki have also not always disembarked to visit Earth when Nibiru has drawn close. In fact, the last time Nibiru was seen, the Anunnaki began to leave Earth en mass to return to their planet. Of the ruling pantheon, only Marduk, Enki’s son, and Utu-Shamash, Enlil’s grandson, remained seemingly. It is these two who continue to tussle for the control of the planet to date from their subterranean redoubts.
So for those of us who are looking forward to seeing Enki, the benevolent fashioner of mankind and who was resultantly the most pro-mankind of the Anunnaki pantheon that may remain a pipe dream for a long time to come. In any case, Enki may not even be based on planet Nibiru but in the Orion and Sirius star systems, where the Anunnaki originate.
Whatever the case, long live Lord Enki and welcome Nibiru!
Botswana has made improvements on preventing and ending arbitrary deprivation of liberty, but significant challenges remain in further developing and implementing a legal framework, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said at the end of a visit recently.
Head of the delegation, Elina Steinerte, appreciated the transparency of Botswana for opening her doors to them. Having had full and unimpeded access and visited 19 places of deprivation of liberty and confidentiality interviewing over 100 persons deprived of their liberty.
She mentioned “We commend Botswana for its openness in inviting the Working Group to conduct this visit which is the first visit of the Working Group to the Southern African region in over a decade. This is a further extension of the commitment to uphold international human rights obligations undertaken by Botswana through its ratification of international human rights treaties.”
Another good act Botswana has been praised for is the remission of sentences. Steinerte echoed that the Prisons Act grants remission of one third of the sentence to anyone who has been imprisoned for more than one month unless the person has been sentenced to life imprisonment or detained at the President’s Pleasure or if the remission would result in the discharge of any prisoner before serving a term of imprisonment of one month.
On the other side; The Group received testimonies about the police using excessive force, including beatings, electrocution, and suffocation of suspects to extract confessions. Of which when the suspects raised the matter with the magistrates, medical examinations would be ordered but often not carried out and the consideration of cases would proceed.
“The Group recall that any such treatment may amount to torture and ill-treatment absolutely prohibited in international law and also lead to arbitrary detention. Judicial authorities must ensure that the Government has met its obligation of demonstrating that confessions were given without coercion, including through any direct or indirect physical or undue psychological pressure. Judges should consider inadmissible any statement obtained through torture or ill-treatment and should order prompt and effective investigations into such allegations,” said Steinerte.
One of the group’s main concern was the DIS held suspects for over 48 hours for interviews. Established under the Intelligence and Security Service Act, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has powers to arrest with or without a warrant.
The group said the “DIS usually requests individuals to come in for an interview and has no powers to detain anyone beyond 48 hours; any overnight detention would take place in regular police stations.”
The Group was able to visit the DIS facilities in Sebele and received numerous testimonies from persons who have been taken there for interviewing, making it evident that individuals can be detained in the facility even if the detention does not last more than few hours.
Moreover, while arrest without a warrant is permissible only when there is a reasonable suspicion of a crime being committed, the evidence received indicates that arrests without a warrant are a rule rather than an exception, in contravention to article 9 of the Covenant.
Even short periods of detention constitute deprivation of liberty when a person is not free to leave at will and in all those instances when safeguards against arbitrary detention are violated, also such short periods may amount to arbitrary deprivation of liberty.
The group also learned of instances when persons were taken to DIS for interviewing without being given the possibility to notify their next of kin and that while individuals are allowed to consult their lawyers prior to being interviewed, lawyers are not allowed to be present during the interviews.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention mentioned they will continue engaging in the constructive dialogue with the Government of Botswana over the following months while they determine their final conclusions in relation to the country visit.
Standard Chartered Bank Botswana (SCBB) has informed the government that it will not be accepting new loan applications for the Government Employees Motor Vehicle and Residential Property Advance Scheme (GEMVAS and LAMVAS) facility.
This emerges in a correspondence between Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Boniface Mphetlhe and some government departments. In a letter he wrote recently to government departments informing them of the decision, Mphetlhe indicated that the Ministry received a request from the Bank to consider reviewing GEMVAS and LAMVAS agreement.
He said: “In summary SCBB requested the following; Government should consider reviewing GEMVAS and LAMVAS interest rate from prime plus 0.5% to prime plus 2%.” The Bank indicated that the review should be both for existing GEMVAS and LAMVAS clients and potential customers going forward.
Mphetlhe said the Bank informed the Ministry that the current GEMVAS and LAMVAS interest rate structure results into them making losses, “as the cost of loa disbursements is higher that their end collections.”
He said it also requested that the loan tenure for the residential property loans to be increased from 20 to 25 years and the loan tenure for new motor vehicles loans to be increased from 60 months to 72 months.
Mphetlhe indicated that the Bank’s request has been duly forwarded to the Directorate of Public Service Management for consideration, since GEMVAS and LAMVAS is a Condition of Service Scheme. He saidthe Bank did also inform the Ministry that if the matter is not resolved by the 6th June, 2022, they would cease receipt of new GEMVAS and LAMVAS loan applications.
“A follow up virtual meeting was held to discuss their resolution and SCB did confirm that they will not be accepting any new loans from GEMVAS and LAMVAS. The decision includes top-up advances,” said Mphetlhe. He advised civil servants to consider applying for loans from other banks.
In a letter addressed to the Ministry, SCBB Chief Executive Officer Mpho Masupe informed theministry that, “Reference is made to your letter dated 18th March 2022 wherein the Ministry had indicated that feedback to our proposal on the above subject is being sought.”
In thesame letter dated 10 May 2022, Masupe stated that the Bank was requesting for an update on the Ministry’s engagements with the relevant stakeholder (Directorate of Public Service Management) and provide an indicative timeline for conclusion.
He said the “SCBB informs the Ministry of its intention to cease issuance of new loans to applicants from 6th June 2022 in absence of any feedback on the matter and closure of the discussions between the two parties.” Previously, Masupe had also had requested the Ministry to consider a review of clause 3 of the agreement which speaks to the interest rate charged on the facilities.
Masupe indicated in the letter dated 21 December 2021 that although all the Banks in the market had signed a similar agreement, subject to amendments that each may have requested. “We would like to suggest that our review be considered individually as opposed to being an industry position as we are cognisant of the requirements of section 25 of the Competition Act of 2018 which discourages fixing of pricing set for consumers,” he said.
He added that,“In this way,clients would still have the opportunity to shop around for more favourable pricing and the other Banks, may if they wish to, similarly, individually approach your office for a review of their pricing to the extent that they deem suitable for their respective organisations.”
Masupe also stated that: “On the issue of our request for the revision of the Interest Rate, we kindly request for an increase from the current rate of prime plus 0.5% to prime plus 2%, with no other increases during the loan period.” The Bank CEO said the rationale for the request to review pricing is due to the current construct of the GEMVAS scheme which is currently structured in a way that is resulting in the Bank making a loss.
“The greater part of the GEMVAS portfolio is the mortgage boo which constitutes 40% of the Bank’s total mortgage portfolio,” said Masupe. He saidthe losses that the Bank is incurring are as a result of the legacy pricing of prime plus 0% as the 1995 agreement which a slight increase in the August 2018 agreement to prime plus 0.5%.
“With this pricing, the GEMVAS portfolio has not been profitable to the Bank, causing distress and impeding its ability to continue to support government employees to buy houses and cars. The portfolio is currently priced at 5.25%,” he said. Masupe said the performance of both the GEMVAS home loan and auto loan portfolios in terms of profitability have become unsustainable for the Bank.
Healso said, when the agreement was signed in August 2018, the prime lending rate was 6.75% which made the pricing in effect at the time sufficient from a profitable perspective. “It has since dropped by a total 1.5%. The funds that are loaned to customers are sourced at a high rate, which now leaves the Bank with marginal profits on the portfolio before factoring in other operational expenses associated with administration of the scheme and after sales care of the portfolio,” said the CEO.
The Global Gender Gap Index, a report published by the World Economic Forum annually, has indicated that Botswana is among countries that fare badly when it comes to representation of women in legislative bodies.
The latest Global Gender Gap Index, published last week, benchmarks the current state and evolution of gender parity across four key dimensions (Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment). It is the longest-standing index which tracks progress towards closing these gaps over time since its inception in 2006.
This year, the Global Gender Gap Index benchmarked 146 countries. Of these, a subset of 102 countries have been represented in every edition of the index since 2006, further providing a large constant sample for time series analysis.
Botswana ranks number 66 overall (out of 146 countries), with good rankings in most of the pillars. Botswana ranks 1st in Health and Survival, 7th in the Economic Participation and Opportunity, 22nd in Educational Attainment, and 129th in Political Empowerment.
The Global Gender Gap Index measures scores on a 0 to 100 scale and scores can be interpreted as the distance covered towards parity (i.e. the percentage of the gender gap that has been closed). The cross-country comparisons aim to support the identification of the most effective policies to close gender gaps.
The Economic Participation and Opportunity sub-index contains three concepts: the participation gap, the remuneration gap and the advancement gap. The participation gap is captured using the difference between women and men in labour-force participation rates. The remuneration gap is captured through a hard data indicator (ratio of estimated female-to-male earned income) and a qualitative indicator gathered through the World Economic Forum’s annual Executive Opinion Survey (wage equality for similar work).
Finally, the gap between the advancement of women and men is captured through two hard data statistics (the ratio of women to men among legislators, senior officials and managers, and the ratio of women to men among technical and professional workers).
The Educational Attainment sub-index captures the gap between women’s and men’s current access to education through the enrolment ratios of women to men in primary-, secondary- and tertiary-level education. A longer-term view of the country’s ability to educate women and men in equal numbers is captured through the ratio of women’s literacy rate to men’s literacy rate.
Health and Survival sub-index provides an overview of the differences between women’s and men’s health using two indicators. The first is the sex ratio at birth, which aims specifically to capture the phenomenon of “missing women”, prevalent in countries with a strong son preference. Second, the index uses the gap between women’s and men’s healthy life expectancy.
This measure provides an estimate of the number of years that women and men can expect to live in good health by accounting for the years lost to violence, disease, malnutrition and other factors. Political Empowerment sub-index measures the gap between men and women at the highest level of political decision-making through the ratio of women to men in ministerial positions and the ratio of women to men in parliamentary positions. In addition, the reported included the ratio of women to men in terms of years in executive office (prime minister or president) for the last 50 years.
In the last general elections, only three women won elections, compared to 54 males. The three women are; Nnaniki Makwinja (Lentsweletau-Mmopane), Talita Monnakgotla (Kgalagadi North), and Anna Mokgethi (Gaborone Bonnington North). Four women were elected through Specially Elected dispensation; Peggy Serame, Dr Unity Dow, Phildah Kereng and Beauty Manake. All female MPs — save Dow, who resigned — are members of the executive.
Overall, Botswana has 63 seats, all 57 elected by the electorates, and six elected by parliament. Early this year, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secretary general and Gaborone North MP, Mpho Balopi, successfully moved a motion in parliament calling for increment of elective seats from 57 to 61. Balopi contented that population growth demands the country respond by increasing the number of MPs.
In Africa, Botswana play second fiddle to countries like Rwanda, Namibia, South Africa, Burundi, and Zimbabwe who have better representation of women, with Rwanda being the only country with more than 50 percent of women in parliament.
The low number of women in parliament is attributed to Botswana’s current, electoral system, First-Past-the-Post. During the 9th parliament, then MP for Mahalapye East tabled a motion in parliament in which she sort to increase the number of Specially Elected MPs in parliament to augment female representation in the National Assembly.
The motion was opposed famously, by then Specially Elected MP, Botsalo Ntuane, who said the citizens were not in favour of such a move since it dilute democracy, instead suggesting the Botswana should switch to Proportional-Representation-System. Botswana is currently undergoing Constitutional Review process, with the commission, appointed in December, expected to deliver the report to President Mokgweetsi Masisi by September this year.