May 11, 2019 By Joseph P. Farrell

This was another week that it was quite difficult to make "final calls", notwithstanding my excursion yesterday into "steampunk"!  So here are a few of the close calls, and again, my thanks to all of you who find such intriguing stories... I only wish I had the time to blog and comment about them all:

V.T. spotted this about the "hallucination machine":

Scientists Alter Consciousness Without Drugs Using 'Hallucination Machine'

K.M. found this on the Spanish elections (as I said, watch Spain too):

How a shift to the right prompted the PP’s worst election night in 30 years

K.M. also spotted this one about music and Alzheimer's:

Study: Memories of music cannot be lost to Alzheimer's and dementia

H.B. shared this one about Lockheed's F-35 being rejected by Germany(implication: they're fed up with USA, and have determined it's an unreliable ally, and therefore, watch for Germany to expand its own military equipment manufacture base, including combat aircraft):

Lockheed Exec Blasts Germany's "Retrograde Step" Of Refusing F-35 Jet

A.M. found this additional article about "asteroid disaster planning":

NASA Prepares For "God Of Chaos" Asteroid To Arrive

Charges of formal heresy leveled against Pope Francis (article shared by S.D.):

Prominent clergy, scholars accuse Pope Francis of heresy in open letter