Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Habeas what corpus?

Let them enter the hall of shame.
These senators today voted to indefinitely suspend habeas corpus, as part of an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act.  Not only that, but this bill, the way they passed it, would allow them to send Americans to Gitmo indefinitely with no trial.

At first blush it would seem the opposite.  There is a provision in the bill saying it doesn't apply to Americans  Here is the text of that part.


    (a) Custody Pending Disposition Under Law of War-
      (1) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in paragraph (4), the Armed Forces of the United States shall hold a person described in paragraph (2) who is captured in the course of hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40) in military custody pending disposition under the law of war.
      (2) COVERED PERSONS- The requirement in paragraph (1) shall apply to any person whose detention is authorized under section 1031 who is determined--
        (A) to be a member of, or part of, al-Qaeda or an associated force that acts in coordination with or pursuant to the direction of al-Qaeda; and
        (B) to have participated in the course of planning or carrying out an attack or attempted attack against the United States or its coalition partners.
      (3) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR- For purposes of this subsection, the disposition of a person under the law of war has the meaning given in section 1031(c), except that no transfer otherwise described in paragraph (4) of that section shall be made unless consistent with the requirements of section 1033.
      (4) WAIVER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY- The Secretary of Defense may, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, waive the requirement of paragraph (1) if the Secretary submits to Congress a certification in writing that such a waiver is in the national security interests of the United States.
    (b) Applicability to United States Citizens and Lawful Resident Aliens-
      (1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
      (2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

    However, the sponsors of the bill say it DOES apply to Americans on American soil ANYWAY, because of the Supreme Court case of Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld. See here
    There has also been a lot of hand-wringing about this by the ACLU, they released a statement supporting an amendment that wasn't made part of the bill, on November 23. But the bill passed as-is, unfortunately.

    Here are the Senators who voted for this, for the hall of shame:
    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Brown (R-MA)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Conrad (D-ND)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    DeMint (R-SC)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Hagan (D-NC)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Hutchison (R-TX)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Inouye (D-HI)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Kohl (D-WI)
    Kyl (R-AZ)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Lee (R-UT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Lieberman (ID-CT)
    Lugar (R-IN)
    Manchin (D-WV)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Nelson (D-NE)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Snowe (R-ME)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Toomey (R-PA)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    Here is the text of the Senate bill

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

    Smart Meters Not So Smart

    There is a push on to get residential consumers of electricity (that's you) to switch over to "smart meters".  This is supposed to "save money".  But it's not you who will save money.

    Currently, the "old" meters don't measure peaks, like if you need more power for a second to start up a motor, for example.  Also they are only read once a month, so if you have a party one weekend and you're out of town the next weekend, it evens out.

    The new meters measure peaks and they are also read more like weekly.  If you used more power one week, the power company would bill you on a higher usage tier, and possibly apply it to the entire month.  This means an increase in your electric bill of 5 to 30 percent. 

    Smart meters are designed to be read from afar, in other words they broadcast their readings.  They can turn off your power remotely as well, not having to send a guy out.  Because they broadcast all the time, the meters emit electromagnetic radiation, which can make you sick if you get too much of it.  Think about the poor guy living in the apartment of a complex where all the meters for the whole complex are just outside his bedroom wall.  Some people are very sensitive to EMF and are bothered more by it than others, but all people get sick eventually from it - cancer, etc.  It can also cause mental disturbances.  The toll to public health (and the cost thereof) could exceed any "savings" to energy use caused by the changes in the consumer's behavior when they start getting those big electric bills.  It can also make your pets and children sick.

    Large war-technology manufacturers such as Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, SAIC, Raytheon, and BAE are trying to get big government bids to make and install smart meters in homes all over the US.  There is a lot of pork for this.  The feds approved some of these bids before the safety studies were done. Not only the meters themselves, but the cybersecurity for the meters is a cash cow for these guys.

    I might also point out that the smart meters also make it so that the federal government, or their privatized defense contractors, will have jurisdiction over how much electricity you are allowed to have, and they could also attempt to harass you by turning off your electricity from afar.

    You can refuse a smart meter, but you might not even notice they've put one in.  They might just do it and not ask.  If you discover you have one and you don't want it, you can ask that they put the old one back in, but there is usually a fee involved of a few hundred dollars.

    So the smart meters are basically a way to keep the war manufacturers working, while passing the cost on to consumers, and they also give out more granular information about how you use the energy in your home.  Plus, they're a lot more hackable than the old meters, despite all the cybersecurity they'll be getting.  Some hacker could much more easily knock out parts of the grid under the new smart meters.


    Saturday, November 26, 2011

    Fake Software Updates Could Be Spyware

    From the Wall Street Journal

    A surveillance company, Gamma International UK, LTD has bragged that they can infect a target's computer with their spyware called FinFisher that acts just like an iTunes update or other software updates.  They say they can make a website claim that the target's computer doesn't have the right version of whatever software (like Flash or whatever) and then the target will download their fake update and infect their own computer.

    They are selling this software to law enforcement.

    I would just assume you're being spied on, and keep your private communication as unelectronic as possible.  i.e. take the battery out of your cell phone, or leave it behind, etc. and just have an in-person conversation far from street lamps, cars, buildings, etc.  Then all you have to worry about is if the person you are speaking to is wired, or if there's someone else or some battery powered surveillance equipment hiding in the bushes nearby.

    For when you can't avoid the electronics, you can encrypt stuff, but if there's a key logger on your computer, encryption won't do you much good.  In one of your unelectronic moments you could agree on a few code words with your friends.  Or you could switch to Linux on a different computer for all your private stuff, and you might get around a lot of that spyware crap.  Especially if you are running your OS from a CD-Rom instead of the hard drive.  That way every time you boot up, you've got the original OS with no updates or other moss it might have gathered.  I recommend SLAX. It's small enough to fit on a CD-Rom.

    If you don't want hackers to get your private files, keep them on a computer that is never on the Internet.  You can certainly walk or mail a hard copy of your bookkeeping program backup to your accountant's place a couple times a year.  There is no good reason to have your financial information on anything that can go online.  Same with your secret plans for world domination.  Of course your accountant might be online.

    Friday, November 25, 2011

    The One-Eyed Jacks are Wild

    The other day I was doing a review of the online movie "Thrive" and commented on the poster for it which features a young lady with one eye hidden by a blindfold.  I pointed out that some people think this is an Illuminati symbol.  So I thought I'd dig up as many one-eyed gods as I could, just for the sake of curiosity.  Some of them are naturally one-eyed and some of them lost an eye.

    The first one that springs to mind is Odin.  The Norse All-Father gave his eye in order to gain the wisdom of the ages by drinking the water at Mimir's well. (which eye is not specified) Mimir's well is at the foot of the Yggdrasil, or the World Tree.  Mimir kept Odin's eye there at the bottom of the well, for safekeeping I guess.

    Then there's the Cyclops.  These Greek god-beings made the thunder and lightning for Zeus.  They had one eye in the middle of their foreheads.

    Of course there's Horus.  The Egyptian god Horus was the son of Isis and Osiris.  Isis and Osiris were married and they were also twin brother and sister.  They had a brother Set who was married to his twin sister Nepthys. Set and Osiris had a famous family feud.  Set killed and dismembered Osiris and strewed his body parts all over.  Isis found all the body parts except for his penis, which had been eaten by a catfish in the Nile.  So she made a gold penis for Osiris, put him back together with magic, got pregnant with Horus, and then hid with Horus so Set wouldn't get him too.  Horus was a sky god, the sun was his right eye and the moon was his left eye.  So he was considered to have a weak left eye because the moon isn't as strong as the sun.  During the new moon, he was supposed to be blind.  Later Horus and Set got into it with each other, and Horus castrated Set.  Sometimes Set was depicted with fins, so the catfish that ate Osiris' willy might have also been Set.

    As a little side thing about Set, he was sometimes worshipped along with Osiris and sometimes they were a conglomerated god; but eventually Set was demonized.

    Balor of the Evil Eye, the Celtic god, had one eye in the middle of his forehead and one in the back of his head, so people couldn't sneak up on him.

    And there's the One Eyed Jack Jolly Roger flag, or even Captain Hook.


    I am also reminded of a deck of playing cards, where suicide kings and one-eyed jacks are wild.

    Bugged Bugs at the University of Michigan

    I saw this on
    Scientists at the University of Michigan have made insects into hybrid bug-robots.  They say they could send these bugs out into natural disasters to monitor them before they send rescue teams.

    That is just an excuse.  Now we've gotta worry about being BUGGED by bugs.
    I wanna be a fly on the wall!

    New Food Bill in New Zealand
    According to this article there is a new food bill in New Zealand that calls growing food a privilege instead of a right.  I will try to find the actual bill.  New Zealand, being part of the WTO, is trying to "harmonize" with Codex Alimentarius. 

    The danger, even if this bill turns out to be not as horrible as the food-rights crowd thinks, is that any legal language at all that limits the rights of the people to grow their own food will at some point be used to starve people.  It's setting the ground for totalitarian rule and the use of food as a weapon to control people.  The nature of power-hungry people and just Murphy's Law make it a big possibility.

    Imagine a world where raising food is a crime like if you were growing marijuana or running a meth lab.  You would have to buy completely irradiated, sterilized and not-very-nutritious Soylent Green or something like that from big agra companies like Monsanto.  You wouldn't be able to get vitamins and if they caught you eating anything else you'd get in trouble.  People who seemed too well-fed would get busted and then either killed or singled out for "re-education", your jealous neighbors would turn you in for growing your own food, "real food" would be either a huge bribe item or a liability, there'd be secret grow rooms with lights, etc. but then they'd be looking at people's electric bills to find the grow rooms, and grow bulbs would become a controlled item.  The powerful and connected, of course, would be able to get "real food" and would eat it behind their gated complexes, but they wouldn't care a whit about the masses and what they eat.  The smell of cooking would have to be contained so as not to alert the neighbors.

    Now, that seems like a dystopian fantasy, but what circumstances would cause people to actually clamor for that kind of control?  Maybe one where E. Coli keeps cropping up (hmm), or one where massive crop failure or a nuclear or bioweapon creates allegedly unsafe soil (like if earthquakes ruin enough nuclear plants, which are all built on faults), and then it's Science to the Rescue and food nazis everywhere.  All the farmland would become wilderness where nobody was allowed to go, if the soil was made "unsafe", but it might all really be bullcrap designed to kill people off and turn the world into a giant game preserve for the rich.  Then all our food would be hydroponically grown under lab conditions and people would be herded into small areas for their own "safety".  Kinda like that Agenda 21 map that shows people only living in a couple cities on the east coast.  Theoretically they'd have to have outposts to catch people trying to sneak into the rest of the country, but maybe they'd have robots and drones for that, controlled by geeks in a basement somewhere.

    I for one plan to defy this possible future.  I'll be one of the people with a guerrilla garden.  I'll be one of the ones who sneak out into the wilderness, braving the robots.  I'd rather live like that than be trapped like a duck in a pen by the Soup Nazi.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    The Thrive Movie - A review

    The other day I sat through the Thrive movie on YouTube.  This 2-hour movie was created by Foster Gamble, an heir to the Proctor and Gamble fortune.  Supposedly he spent 8 years producing this thing.  Here's my take on it:

    This slickly produced movie starts out by suggesting that free energy is possible.  It makes repeated use of a cartoon electric purple donut, or torus, shape, and claims that this shape has to do with how free energy would work.  Various people sit around a coffee table and talk while they pretend to hold the electric purple donut.  Then the movie moves on from the donut and starts to point out various conspiracies and ways that we are not free.

    Near the end of the movie, it starts to promote a website where people can go to find solutions to all the problems it presents.  The narrator suggests that a solution can be found by networking together all the nonprofits and NGO's that "work for justice" worldwide, using the Internet.

    I went to this website today, and it doesn't seem to actually have any answers, just a number of links to sign up for updates.  I was - how do you say it - underwhelmed.  I also saw the ad for the movie, finally.  It features a young lady removing a blindfold from her face.  One of her eyes is still covered.  She also is holding her hands like she is saying "OK" with her hand as she removes the blindfold.

    There is a kind of magickal semaphore in many cultures' systems.  The general consensus among people who pay attention to this stuff as it relates to Western mysticism is if you see a one-eyed person in a picture, or someone covering one eye, it's supposed to be a sign the Illuminati use for the All-Seeing Eye (i.e. like on the dollar bill).  I don't know if Mr. Gamble meant it that way, but it does make me raise an eyebrow.  The "OK" hand looks like the number 6, so maybe the model is also saying "666" - or maybe she is just trying to get her kicks on Route 66.

    In addition, the film came out on 11/11/11.  The number 11 was very important to the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley.  He thought it was a very magickal number.  Maybe his amp went up to 11.  Or maybe it was just the odd number between 10 and 12, which are both nice round numbers - we count in base 10 and clocks go to 12, so 11 would just be an uncomfortable way to go, or it's kind of between two worlds of counting.  1 and 1 add up to 2, and there's 3 11's, so you have both 2 and 3 there, which leads me to "23 skidoo".

    Just a little side story: One time in college this guy I knew who claimed to be a medium pointedly asked me what I thought the difference was between 2 and 3.  I have been pondering this little koan of his for years on end now.  Maybe I'll get into it in another post.  I have known some very odd people. It makes life interesting.

    As to who Foster Gamble is allied to, or what his political leanings are, not all kids agree with their parents or their heritage.  I might not put too much stock in his heritage, but obviously he has decided to get on the proverbial soap box.  It would be interesting to see who or what he has supported in the past, as that would give a clue as to if he is squeaky clean or if he is trying to work people into a lather for some other purpose.

    In the meantime, perhaps this movie is a useful tool to get people talking about the issues it brings up, but I don't think the call to action should be to visit some website that doesn't seem to have anything going, nor should it be to waste one's time networking with nonprofitry and global NGO's.  So many NGO's and nonprofits are really either get-rich or avoid-taxes schemes for the wealthy, or they are front organizations for people with very different agendas than the organization seems to be about.  Such organizations tend to waste a large percentage of the monies they receive on overhead and fat salaries for their directors.  If you want to bring on justice, if you want to dispense mercy, you'll have to do it yourself if you want it done right.

    On the other hand, free energy is where it's at.  I wish I understood physics and electricity better.

    Occupy Your House

    Now THIS is the #occupy I like!

    If you were foreclosed on illegally, don't move out.
    They might even send goons, but don't let them scare you away.
    Just sue the bastards back.  It's still your house.
    See this website, and I'm adding it to my blog roll.

    Less Lethal, My A$$

    Via Anita Sands:

    Today, activists in Tahrir square picked up tear gas cannisters lying next to suffocated bodies, and read the label and reported it to Amy Goodman's nightly hour news show, which read it out over the air. PENNSYLVANIA corp supplies this killer gas to the entire planet. They have a dozen american supply depots. See

    Their tear gas cartridges suffocated 3 of the Tahrir square dead activists today, two dozen had bullets, 3 died of suffocation from this lethal tear gas. 846 known dead since late Jan, 2011, 6,000 wounded.
    many blinded.

    What can we do for this "LESS LETHAL" company of Jamestown PENNSylVANIA?
    Hmmm ? Got any P.R. ideas? And what mesg. can we leave them on their multiple email addies, Amberlyn, Bobby Jo, Dennis, Paul and Kristal, (surf there, see the 5 secretaries who handle the 13 divisions of the USA..take note of their multiple offices, which supply Law Enforcement ALL OVER AMERICA and internationally. WHO ARE NOT ENFORCING LAWs as we're not BREaKING any in protesting the banks taking everything, famine, no healthcare, mortgages not being refinanced...WE have a right to protest, so do the Egyptians.

    This corp should name itself LETHAL and get over the shame of making money, hand over foot, helping governments everywhere to kill protestors and help govs deny starving people jobs, food, constitutional rights.

    Sample: Dear Lethal, get over your shame. You kill people. Pure and simple. Well... not PURE exactly. You made that Faustian bargain. You decided that money was better than loving life, other people, principles of conscience and morality. Today, you provided death by suffocation for
    3 Egyptians. Bullets did the other two dozen. Their deaths weren't as easy to track and attribute as your tear gas cylinders with your name and address on them. We, the activists of America who care about people everywhere are going to make your quirky name famous, signed " etc etc Design it yourself, but do send it.

    13 email addies. 5 secretaries.
    diff parts of country

    PASS THIS ON, please, let's close them down or make them infamous.

    PS: Here's a random page of Anita's

    Insider Trading of Public Opinion - OWS

    I've been critical of OWS. Yes, I am fed up with corporate and gov't corruption and greed.  But this "We're the 99%" movement is getting hijacked by Marxists and globalists who are really part of the 1%.  Most of the regular people in OWS aren't that articulate about what they want exactly. But the leaders of OWS could use the force of the crowd, without the crowd realizing it, to push bigger government and - well, Communism. 

    We all know how Communism worked out for North Korea, the USSR, the Ukraine, etc.  The people in North Korea are starving under Communism.  In order to survive, people have to go out at 4 a.m. and pick edible weeds before their neighbor gets to them.  That ought to tell you a lot right there.  The USSR faked their economic numbers, claiming 92% harvests, until the lack of bread became so obvious nobody could ignore it.  We used to send them wheat.  The Communists starved the Ukraine en masse on purpose, creating something called the Holodomor. (translates to death by starvation)

    FerFAL said it much more eloquently than me.  Please read his excellent article on Why OWS Does Not Represent You.

    With all this hoo-ha about insider trading in Congress, I might also point out that these Communists who are hijacking OWS are sort of like insider traders of public opinion.  They know that most of the people in this movement are new to politics and philosophy and don't know their history either.  They are counting on this inchoate mass of fed-ups to follow them blindly to oblivion.  It's a big pump and dump scheme, just like all the other "people's movements" that ever pushed for collectivism.

    Let me say it very plainly and slowly.  NO COMMIE GOVERNMENT IS EVER GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU.  Once they are done taking power, the first thing they will do is kill the political activists that helped them take power, because those people are the most likely to realize they've been had and fight them.

    Insider Trading

    Recently 60 Minutes did an expose of Congressional inside trading.  Apparently members of Congress must be immune to the insider trading laws...

    Market Skeptics claims that Congressional insider trading allowed them to profit off of the demise of Bear Stearns.

    OK, we've covered the corrupt insider trading.  Martha move over.  But you too can benefit a bit from your own insider trading.  See, Congress knew Bear Stearns was about to take a dive.  And you, if you've been paying attention, know the American economy, its currency, and our way of life is also about to take a dive.  Heck, it's already been showing signs all over the place.  So, since you are awake, buy things that will be valuable after the crash.  Food.  Seeds.  Ammo.  I just read yesterday that a case of 50 rounds of .22LR (these are cheap bullets comparative to other kinds of bullets, too) in the Depression would buy you groceries. (I think I read this in a comment on the Survivalist Blog's recent article on barter).  Coleman fuel. Toilet paper  Etc.

    Use YOUR insider knowledge.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Chemtrails in my Travels, Morgellon's

    This past weekend I went on a trip to another city in the Midwest.  To get there I had to go through two other cities.  On my way there at first I saw a blue sky with a few little contrails near the horizon.  Didn't think much of them because they were skinny.  But as my trip progressed through the first city (maybe 50-60 miles from home), they got fatter and also more numerous - there were some on the left as well. (couldn't see other directions so well as I was driving).  Anyway, the whole sky became hazier and hazier until by the second city (about 200 miles from home) it was totally gray.  But if you looked up you could tell that it was just kind of a criss-cross mist hiding an otherwise blue sky.  By the time I reached my destination, not only was the gray mist very thick above but I could also see the city pollution as that city stretched before me.  For the rest of the weekend, the sky was gray, and eventually on the way home it rained a bit.

    These little "contrails" I had seen were really chemtrails, obviously.  And they were sprayed right over a major interstate corridor where there were three major cities, fouling the air for millions.  I kept my car air on "recirculate", in the hopes that it would not affect me as much if I was constantly filtering the air over and over again.  Maybe people with filtered indoor air aren't affected as much as people who have to be outside all day, but y'know, you're supposed to go OUTSIDE for fresh air and sunlight, and this is just ridiculous.  I imagine that this might be partly responsible for the rampant Vitamin D deficiencies people have.

    How little time we spend watching the sky.  Most people are oblivious to this.  I remember when the sky was different. I watched the sky a lot when I was a kid.  The skies get cloudy more now, and it's because of these criss-cross chemtrails.  But the clouds are false clouds.

    Some people have linked chemtrails to Morgellon's Disease. This is a blood infection, possibly caused by either a bacteria, or maybe nanomachines that got loose.  People with advanced Morgellon's get a very itchy rash with these little multicolored fibers coming out of their skin.  A chemist has analyzed blood of some people with the disease and figured out that one of the things it does is to turn the ferrous oxide in your blood into ferric oxide, which limits your blood's ability to process oxygen.  People with it also get tired a lot.  Doctors turn them away, saying it's all in their head, that they have imaginary parasites.  The mainstream press ignores it.

    It has been asserted that many more people have Morgellon's than know it, because some don't have symptoms like the rash yet.  I did post one supposed cure involving dumping alfalfa in a bath, but if it's really a blood infection, all that would do is to draw out the fibers from the rash, but not cure the blood part.

    I wonder if this Morgellon's is some kind of backhanded attempt at transhumanism.  Perhaps, though, this particular form of it is designed to bring people down, rather than make them "better than human".  Or maybe it's just another way to depopulate the world in a sneaky fashion. If someone is doing this on purpose, then

    Here's some links on Morgellon's Disease. an index of various articles this is the guy with the iron in blood study

    Guest post on The Survivalist Blog

    I left a comment one day on the Survivalist Blog and it didn't show up but a smaller comment did.  Later I discovered it was made into a guest post article! WOO HOO!  Thank you, MD Creekmore!  Everyone go to his blog, it's really good.

    Here it is - it's about gardening experiences, including using taters, seeds or other things that can sprout from the supermarket.  I think I'm in Zone 6 if that's a help.  Maybe if you are north of Zone 6 you won't want to try and overwinter basil seeds, for example

    Also, the other day I learned from a Smithsonian magazine that the fungus that caused the Irish Potato Famine is back (it never really went away), and that nothing the commercial potato growers use is killing it.  It destroyed the taters and maters on the east coast of the US in 2009.  Potatoes and tomatoes are in the nightshade family.

    The way to fix this organically, according to my gardening maven friend, is to amend the soil with molasses, milk, cornmeal, and mushroom spoor.  This encourages bacteria and other kinds of fungus, which compete with the potato fungus and keep it down to a dull roar.  You also want to rotate where you plant your taters and maters, so that they only hit the same spot every 3 years.  I'm thinking next year I might do porch tomatoes in 5-gallon buckets, so no worries about where they've been before.  I'll have a few in the ground, in case the buckets don't work.

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Pregare per la Patria: the Corralito is here

    In Argentina when their currency crashed, their government made a new law that you couldn't get more than about $200 a day out of the bank.  People's money was stuck in the bank while it diminished in value, until it was essentially worthless.  They weren't able to remove it and buy things to preserve its value.  This law was intended to prevent a "run on the bank".  It was intended to protect the banks, not the people.

    This is called a CORRALITO.  Your money, like a horse, ends up stuck in the corral.

    Citibank just imposed a 7-day waiting period for people to get all their money out if they want to close out their account.  See here:

    When a country expects its currency to crash, it starts trying to keep people from removing their wealth from that country.  Obama's jobs bill has a clause that makes it almost impossible to remove any significant amount of money from the US starting on 1/1/13.  You also can't leave the country now with more than $5,000 in cash.  All Americans' foreign bank accounts are now subject to the bank telling the Feds how much you have in there.  It's getting so Americans can't get a foreign bank account - they won't open one for you because they don't want to deal with the Feds.  For this reason it would be good to have dual citizenship, if you want to put money in the bank elsewhere.

    The only way left to get a lot of money out of the US and not have it monitored by the Feds is to buy a piece of foreign real estate.  We'll see how long that one lasts.  Incidentally, Jenna Bush bought 100,000 acres of Paraguayan farmland a few years back.  The price of this farmland probably exceeds by 100% what the Bush net worth officially was when Dubya was in office (unless she got a total steal).  I wonder where they got the money?

    I'm not even sure it's safe to stockpile gold and silver.  In 1933 Roosevelt made people turn in their gold for Federal Reserve Notes and made it illegal to have gold coins or bullion.  Right after he was done with that the price of gold doubled.

    Maybe if the gold is jewelry you'll get to keep it.  But you can't even count on that: Italy during WW2 made all the women turn in their wedding bands for the gold and in their place issued these dross-metal replacement wedding bands that were inscribed with the phrase "Pregare per la Patria" (Pray for the Fatherland).  You were supposed to be able to cash in the fake band for your gold back later, but there's still some of these fake bands out there owned by families that fled.

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Witch's Brews

    When in college, for a class on women and religion in late antiquity, I wrote a paper comparing witchcraft from late antiquity to the middle ages to modern times.  For the older source material I enjoyed Apuleius' "The Golden Ass", which is a late antiquity novel about a guy who gets turned into an ass by a witch, and his adventures trying to get back to human form.  Apuleius was also at one point himself accused of witchcraft, and represented himself pro se in court.  He was acquitted.  His speech that he gave in court was preserved for posterity, and is very funny.  I also read translations of items found in archaeological digs that were related to magic spells cast by ordinary ancient Greeks and Romans who had resorted to magic.  For more modern times I just used popular culture as it relates to the typical Halloween witch; also some Shakespeare.  I wasn't trying to drag the Wiccans into it.

    I found that certain things have remained the same about the popular (i.e. literary) idea of witches dating back to before Christianity appeared on the scene: Shapeshifting or causing others to turn into animals, the use of other people's hair in spells, sexual shenanigans, prayers to whoever was the current god of the underworld, and the preparation of brews using yucky ingredients. 

    In other words, Christians didn't invent witches, the whole idea of witches, including all the usual details, is very old. Similarly, when ordinary people attempted to cast magic spells, back then just as now, it was done largely by people who were otherwise frustrated by their attempts to get things done in the "real world", and it was done furtively and with reference to gods one wasn't supposed to be praying to.  In most cases, those gods were older than the current ones and had fallen out of favor.  For example, Hecate in the earliest writings about her was beautiful and had a "shimmering veil", but later she became a hag.  I guess she grew old.

    Now in modern days, it seems the archetypical kind of witches have taken over the food industry: We face a lot of brews made with yucky ingredients.  They're everywhere.  For example:

    Reconstituted "meat" and bread with dangerous ingredients like in the McRib Sandwich
    Really bad-for-you stuff in supermarket bread
    Rampant counterfeiting of meat
    Diet pop (aspartame and Splenda were originally invented as a bug poison)
    GMO food
    Fluoride in the water, and now proposed lithium as well

    So yucky brews aren't just for witches anymore; they're being forced on everyone.  Have we become a Halloween Witch-ocracy?

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Deus Ex Machina vs. the Borg: Mind Fu in the Witchy Wars

    I've been a busy beaver.

    First I have been reading an e-book entitled "Monkeys of Eden" by Andrew Hennessey.  It's a far-out, very woo-woo conspiracy book by a self-described ufologist and Celtic fiddler.  (right up my alley). Available on Scribd.  It's written with a wry sense of humor, but a couple parts of it repeat, as if he had an accident with the cut and paste function and didn't catch it while proofreading.  Still, it's an entertaining read.

    here's a link to other of his books, off his website, also for free

    The author asserts, among other things, that the Lizard People are more or less telepathic, that it's not so much a conspiracy by various groups of elites, as it is a conspiracy of people with a secret ability.  It would explain the ability of the Lizard People to keep so many details of their existence secret, if they don't have to actually talk about things with each other since they're just thinking back and forth at each other.  There may also be some element of hive-mind to it.

    Anyway, if true, the answer to dealing with them would first be to try and become telepathic so that at least you're on the same playing field.  However if you do so and can't control it well, they might still be able to out-mind-fu you.  It's possible that the people who get gang-stalked are targeted for being slightly telepathic, or sensitive.  Indeed, I've encountered psychic but insane people.  Once in Germany in a train station, I was walking along thinking about my great-grandfather coming from Germany and this crazy guy started walking behind me saying "ur ur ur ur ur Grossvater" (great great great great great grandfather).  It's possible that I broadcast slightly, to those who can pick it up.  Maybe we all do, but it's the reception that is the trick?  Perhaps this disheveled guy walking behind me couldn't shut out the thoughts of others.  Or it could have been a coincidence, but it was an odd one.

    The whole broadcasting/reception thing is interesting, too, if you consider a performing artist's rapport with the audience.  In order to convincingly perform, I think your imagination has to get carried away a little in the material you are performing.  However, strong emotions can make the throat tighten, which is not what you want when you are singing.  So you have to, while you are using the imagination, also remain slightly detached so that emotion does not overcome you so much that it messes with your throat, and so that you remember when to come in, what the next words are, etc.  It's a balance between left and right brain.  The pineal gland, however, which is the "psychic" part of the brain, is center brain.  Perhaps this is activated more when both hemispheres are going at once. 

    There are also delta brain waves that are supposed to trigger telepathy.  These mostly happen when you're asleep, but you can train yourself to make these waves while awake.  In order to do so, use the binaural beats I linked to a few posts back.

    There is supposed to be a way to enhance one's telepathy, with monoatomic gold, but I have also read many health warnings about consuming gold.  Interestingly, the Philosopher's Stone is mixed with gold at the very end of the process.  I've got a recipe for the Philosopher's Stone on the Forbidden Knowledge page.

    The new-age 2012 thing has it that we will all become psychic. (alternately that we will enter the 4th dimension).  If we were for some reason to all become telepathic that would indeed level the playing field. If we were to partially hive-mind, it would be like the biggest botnet ever.  Imagine the telepathic elites, small percentage of the world that they are, confronted with 7 billion suddenly telepathic, angry and indignant minds at once.  I think if I saw that coming I'd try to hide in a bunker too.  #OCCUPY YOUR MIND!

    I also looked further into the Singularity.  This is actually more of a Borg kind of thing where man merges with machine, becoming "transhuman".  Machine becomes sentient, chip implants become more sophisticated, and lo, we've got rich people becoming immortal by transplanting their personalities into a mainframe, or clone babies, or some such.  Why stop at one clone?  Why not become an army of Mr. Smiths, a la the Matrix?  Well, I have enough trouble keeping after one of me.  I can't imagine trying to keep track of an army of Mini-me.  Combine that with a sort of Lawnmower Man scenario, and you've got the Central Scrutinizer running the Borg Army.  Be all that you can be.  yeah.

    One wonders, is this just the techno version of a Witchy War?  On one hand you've got the new-age hippies hoping for a Deus Ex Machina, either becoming psychic off the fumes from the solar flares or the pole shift magnetism; or for the Zeta UFO Air Force to come save us from the Lizards.  On the other hand you've got these intellectual elites trying to convince us to let the Borg assimilate us. 

    It reminds me of a friend of mine who used to make fun of the territorial pissing and pagan witchy wars that would sometimes crop up among our friends.  He would stand there, and pronounce, "I CURSE YOU!" and point at an imaginary point in front of him.  Then he would go over to where the point he'd cursed was, stand there, and point at the first location, and bellow, "NO, I CURSE YOU!"  then return to the first location, and say "NO, I CURSE YOU!" and lather-rinse-repeat until someone told him to shut up already.

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    Not Censored After All - Phew.

    The other day I complained that my transfer of blog posts to Wordpress got hung up for "content" right at the point where it would have downloaded a post critical of the Fed.  But I got this message from Wordpress:

    Our apologies. The system should not have done that.
    We have removed the warning in your dashboard and sincerely
    apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.
    Well, I'm glad it wasn't censorship.  It was just a weird place for the transfer to get hung up.
    The new "mirror" blog is at
     I plan to keep it as a mirror site for a while, until I decide what I want to do.  Posts will go here first though.

    Marching to Electronic Bastille Day

    Hackers have found a vulnerability in computerized prison security systems that could let all the prisoners be let out of their cells at once remotely.

    On a bit of research, my analogy to Bastille Day really isn't that great of an analogy after all.  I thought the deal was a bunch of prisoners were released - it was only 7 prisoners.

    On July 14, 1789, just under 1,000 rioters/revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, which was a Medieval fort being used as a prison for aristocrats that held only 7 elderly prisoners at the time.  What they wanted wasn't the prisoners, but the arms and armaments that were stored there.  Interestingly, the Marquis de Sade had been held at the Bastille but had been released 10 days prior to the riot.  Also the French king had just decided to close the Bastille a few days earlier because it was cost-ineffective to keep this big drafty old fort open to just hold 7 prisoners and some arms.

    Fannie Mae Asks For Another Bailout
    Fannie Mae, in case you didn't know, buys mortgages and then repackages them in tranches as bonds that large investors like the Chinese government, life insurance companies, and pension plans buy.  It was formed in 1938 as part of the New Deal.  Fannie and Freddie are GSE's (Government Sponsored Enterprises).  In order to hedge their bets on mortgages, they also deal in derivatives, including the now infamous credit default swaps.

    Without someone selling mortgages on the secondary market, it is argued that mortgages would be a lot harder to get and would be more expensive.  For this reason Fannie and Freddy are considered "too big to fail".

    Due to careless subprime lending, the mortgage industry and real estate prices started to cave in on their own weight in 2006. Both Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac had epic fails in 2008 and had to be bailed out. On July 11, 2008 they went into conservatorship (i.e. the feds took them over).  In September 2008 Fannie Mae received the biggest single bailout in the entire history of the US.  In 2010 they were delisted from the NYSE.  The Obama administration revealed a plan to slowly dissolve them earlier in 2011.

    See here for a more complete history (Wikipedia).

    Now Fannie Mae has their hand out again for 7.8 billion more of the taxpayers' money.  They face losses because more people are in foreclosure.  The alternative is for mortgages to become almost impossible to get. But the fat cats at the top of these companies are still getting big fat bonuses.  Are we surprised?  Also bailouts privatize profit and socialize risk.  In other words, the fat cats gamble, and when they lose, they dip into our wallets, but still receive bonuses.

    Without Fannie Mae et al, someone would have to fill the need for mortgages.  Without another centralized alternative, there would be more owner financing; but there's a relatively new law saying nobody can draw up a mortgage unless a licensed mortgage broker is involved.  This was on the surface supposed to protect people from unscrupulous real estate investors, but I think the real reason was to protect the mortgage industry.

    Some Alternative Campers

    Duct Tape Camper (Yet another use for Duct Tape! Wheeee!)
    The Tiny Transformer House Camper
    Don't fold it back in while someone's in bed upstairs!

    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Have I Been Censored for Federal Reserve Criticism?

    I'm in the process of exporting this blog to Wordpress.  The reason is so that I have two blogs that are the same, because two is one and one is none. I'll probably keep this one but start posting in the other one, or something like that, eventually.  I'll let you know.  Wordpress is supposed to be more versatile, etc.

    The new address there is

    While exporting, it got hung up almost to the end.  It had gotten up to October 7, 2011's post and then I got an error message saying they had a problem with my content.  So I sent them an "error report" and asked why.

    While waiting to hear from them as to why, I went and looked at my October content, and sure enough, on October 8, the very next post after the last one that got through was a history of the Federal Reserve Bank.

    Well, I don't know for sure yet.  Let's hope that Wordpress isn't engaging in that sort of censorship.  Let's hope that the First Amendment is still working.  And for the record, if the Fed is trying to shut down/shut up people who tell the truth about it, they can kiss my petunias and I will just shout all the louder.  END THE FED.

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Anonymous Does Something Worthwhile - Demolishes Kiddy Porn Ring

    Now this is cool.  Finally the hackers at Anonymous found an opponent to hack that nobody's going to begrudge them.
    They exposed a child porn ring called Lolita City.  This ring was hiding on a darknet that was built using TOR.
    Read here and here.

    Now the fact that pedophilia is evil doesn't make TOR evil, just like it doesn't make the whole internet evil.  TOR is a good tool for dissidents and political activists in repressive regimes too.  But keep in mind if Anonymous could find these guys, then if you formed a darknet on TOR for whatever purpose and some hacker wanted to find it, they might be able to.  It all depends on how bad they want to find it.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    More Homemade Toiletries

    Homemade pore strip:
    You need unflavored gelatin powder and milk.  Mix a little gelatin and enough milk to make it about peanut butter consistency.  Microwave it for 10 seconds (or heat it gently otherwise) until it's the consistency of white glue.  Spread it on your face where you want to treat your pores.  Wait till it dries, and peel it off.

    Homemade pore strip #2:
    2 egg whites and a tablespoon of honey.  Whip them up.  Spread it on your face where you want to treat your pores.  Take tissues and place them on top of the stuff.  Let it dry, peel it off, and wash your face.

    Several hand cream recipes can be found at
    They all seem to involve mixing various oils and water at 90 degrees in a blender with sometimes 1/4 tsp of borax for 2 cups of lotion.  The borax helps make the emulsion, and I imagine it also would act as a preservative.  Olive oil is good, but you can also use almond or coconut oil.  You can also substitute aloe vera gel for some of the water, or rose water.  To make rose water you boil rose petals in distilled water and then discard the petals.  (distilled water is sold at the grocery with the bottled water)  The trick to getting the water and oil to not separate is to have them at exactly the same temperature.

    If you end up having to make your own nut oil, like if you're living off the land, the way to do it is to grind nuts and boil them, then skim off the oil.  You can make sunflower oil that way, so probably other oils as well.  Olive oil is cold pressed for the most part.

    Moldy Trailer, Bogus Loan

    I wrote a comment below an article at back in June. It was advice to a person who had a moldy trailer on land and a predatory loan.  They couldn't stand to live in their own home for the mold and it was ruining their health.  So I wrote this advice.  I still think this is good advice.

    To the guy with the moldy trailer: Mold is no laughing matter. Get out of there before the mold kills you. Walk away from the crappy trailer and declare bankruptcy. Do not pay the bank another penny. They don’t deserve your money – they may or may not have been complicit in the loan fraud your loan officer perpetrated, but aside from that, they’re a crappy bloodsucking vampire just from being a bank in the first place. Report your loan officer to Rachel Dollar, she is at

    You can file your own bankruptcy, which just costs the filing fees; if you want a lawyer it will cost around $1500. You seem like you’re smart enough to educate yourself in the right way to file your own bankruptcy since you’ve been fighting with your bank. If you get a lawyer, you can tell any collection agents who call that they must stop calling you and instead call your lawyer. Or you can just get a prepaid cell phone anonymously, and give that number to family and friends, and get rid of the phone the agents keep calling.

    Find a piece of “junk land” somewhere rural for $2000 or so, consider for anonymity’s sake forming a land trust to buy it in, using documents from or if they don’t have a land trust form then maybe some other legal forms website will have a form for sale, or look on Ebay for a used real estate investor course that might have that form, and make some friend or relative your trustee so that you aren’t the owner of record (so the foreclosing bank won’t try to attach your new property, although the bankruptcy will make it so they can’t do that anyway).

    Clear off a spot (hire a guy with a bush hog or let someone cut down a few trees and keep the wood in barter), buy a used RV or travel trailer, because this piece of land probably won’t have any utilities, get M.D. Creekmore’s book on how he did this and got off the grid, and don’t take out any more loans. Creekmore’s website is
    You can also just buy a used RV or retrofit a van, not bother with the land, get a mail drop and change your residency to Nevada, and become snowbirds. (this requires one trip to Nevada to get a new drivers’ license and the mail drop). Look in Craig’s List for the RV and pay cash, you might be able to get one for around $2500 or even less. Check out for ideas. I say Nevada because they don’t have a state income tax, they’re snowbird friendly, and you can pretty much just walk in and get a new drivers license without having to prove you have an apartment in Nevada. The mail drop is enough.

    If you can’t afford any of this, is there somewhere you can couch-surf for several months in order to save up the money? You’ll need to get out of there anyway to avoid the mold. Also keep in mind that your mortgage payment, if you’re keeping it, you can save that up towards your new life.

    Good luck. If you take nothing else from this, take this: Refuse to play their game. You owe nothing to that bank. You are not messing your honor up by refusing to pay on that crappy trailer. It is possible to have decent housing for under $5,000. And I would sue that loan officer personally for fraud, just to make a point. You might be able to get Legal Aid to help you with that.

    PS: My blog is I have been a loan officer, legal secretary, real estate investor, and title examiner. I’ve seen a lot of crap and weirdness having to do with real estate.

    How to Detect and Prove Mortgage Assignment Fraud

    I was trying to get to my blog this morning and accidentally typed the URL into a search engine box.  At the top of the results was a link to this particular gem of a document at Scribd.  I made a comment at once upon a time, under this.  Anyway, this document is a GREAT guide on how you can prove it if your mortgage was assigned from your lender to a loan servicer by the servicer itself instead of by your lender.  Many of these documents were prepared by foreclosure mills and then signed off by "vice presidents" of the lender when those people are really employees of the servicer.  Which is blatant fraud, and if you can prove it you can probably get your foreclosure set aside.  It's probable that MILLIONS of these bogus utterances were prepared in the foreclosure "boom".

    Here's the link at

    Here's the link at Scribd

    I will publish my comment in the next post.  It was advice to a man who had a moldy trailer and a bogus loan.

    GPS Car Trackers

    Via Cryptogon and Wired:

    This guy in San Jose found TWO GPS trackers on his car (one after he found and took pictures of the other one) and a strange man was seen poking around his girlfriend's car, which makes them think they were retrieving one off her car before she could find it.  Also the police showed up while he was talking to Wired.

    I thought I'd put some pictures from it so you can know what to look for.  He found the second one when he saw "what looked like a cell phone antenna inside a hole on his back bumper".

    Here's the first one he found.  It was stuck under his car near his spare tire with a magnet.
    Not too long ago, a Moslem student found this one on his car.  When he posted this, the FBI came knocking to get it back from him.
     All of these trackers have transmitters in them, so they're larger.  But there are GPS devices that fit in the palm of your hand and that look like other things like Ipods or USB sticks.  These are designed for people who want to spy on their spouse or something and who have access to the vehicle to retrieve the device from time to time.  Therefore, you should consider not only looking under your car or in the trunk or spare tire, but also looking around in your car for these kind of items and leave them behind if you don't want to be tracked.

    Incidentally you can also get someone's general location from their cell phone, and many cell phones also have GPS, and some of them will broadcast even when turned off, and even when the battery is out, because they have other batteries as well.  So keep that in mind too.

    If that's not enough, there are RFID's in tires that can be tracked by boxes on some roadside lamp poles.  I'm assuming that's only in or near large cities or interstates, at least for now.  And if you decide to walk and leave all electronics behind, now they're coming out with secret-camera light poles.

    Maybe we should all take to wearing a large brimmed hat and a domino? Then they'd have a hard time telling any of us apart on the street.  Or burkas for everyone even the men.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Some Inconvenient Quotes by Gandhi

    These are quotes where Gandhi advocates the use of violence in self-defense.  He was not the total pushover he is sometimes made out to be. 

    “I WOULD risk violence a thousand times rather than risk the emasculation of a whole race.”

    “I have been repeating over and over again that he who cannot protect himself or his nearest and dearest or their honour by non-violently facing death may and ought to do so by violently dealing with the oppressor. He who can do neither of the two is a burden. He has no business to be the head of a family. He must either hide himself, or must rest content to live for ever in helplessness and be prepared to crawl like a worm at the bidding of a bully”

    “Though violence is not lawful, when it is offered in self-defence or for the defence of the defenceless, it is an act of bravery far better than cowardly submission. The latter befits neither man nor woman. Under violence, there are many stages and varieties of bravery. Every man must judge this for himself. No other person can or has the right”

    A Chronology of the Use of Fluoride in Water

    Reprinted from

    A Chronology of Fluoridation
    By Val Valerian
    Material Added on November 3, 1997
    (c) 1996,1997 Leading Edge Research Group. All Rights Reserved.
    P.O. Box 7530, Yelm, Washington 98597   Email:
    "Fluoridation is not a Communist Plot; it is an attempt by industry to camouflage their deadliest pollutant, with government officials and Madison Avenue advertisers beating the drums. The fluoridation empire is like a castle built on quicksand." Gladys Caldwell, author, "Fluoridation and Truth Decay", 1974.

    1855 Smelters in Freiburg, Germany first paid damages to neighbors injured by fluoride emissions. (See 1893)

    1893 The smelters in Freiburg, Germany paid out 80,000 marks in damages for fluorine contamination injuries and 644,000 marks for permanent relief. (See 1855, 1900, 1907).

    1900 The existence of the smelting industry in Germany and Great Britain is threatened by successful lawsuits for fluorine damage and by budensome laws and regulations.

    1907 The smelters in Freiburg, Germany (see 1893) are identified as the cause of cripplied cattle in the area since 1877, and fluorides are identified as the culprit.

    1916 The first evidence of brown mottling of teeth is reported in the United States, and would be eventually found to be caused by fluorides in water.

    1922 Aluminum production (along with production of toxic by-product sodium fluoride) increases. Aluminum cookware is mass introduced in the US, beginning the gradual accumulation of aluminum in the brains of Americans. Additional aluminum is injected into society in "antacids" and toothpaste tubes, which aggrevate the action of toxic fluorides.

    1928 The equivalent of the U.S. Public Health Service is under the jurisdiction of Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon, a founder and major stockholder of ALCOA aluminum, a major producer of toxic fluoride wastes. Mellon would step down from control of the Public Health in 1931.

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    Monday, November 7, 2011

    No more Borax

    OK, before I got too far into it I had to google more on this borax thing.
    It appears borax might not be so good for you.  It could cause gastrointestinal problems or even kill you.
    I will put a warning on the other post.
    OK, to get rid of fluoride I think I'll just drink nonfluoridated water and let time do the rest. So much for shortcuts.

    Use the (Fractal) Force Luke!

    I've been at it again with the pineal plundering:

    For your browsing pleasure and sheer amount of weird rant-packed chock-full-o-goodies neato ideas today I present you with this link:

    this guy's site rivals the Dr. Bronner's soap label for density of weirdness, plus he's got diagrams!
    From what I can tell he's saying that gravity and other electromagnetic waves, yea, even matter itself, are fractal in nature and by understanding this we can have fun altering our consciousness.  And it has something to do with the Golden Mean. 

    Which jives with the Hologaphic Universe idea I mentioned the other week, which says that the pattern of the universe is the same all the way down, in other words, all matter is a scale model of the universe and everything has a butterfly effect on everything else, the implication being that if you contemplate your navel in the correct manner you can see what your friend across town is up to, or even Zorg across the galaxy, in real time or in any other time because time and space are illusions.

    It's about time... It's about space... It's about time to steal your face... (oh, sorry - had a little reverie there)

    He also has a serious grudge against the ill effects of the electrical grid and EMF pollution.  Which reminds me of a bad acid trip...

    Have fun y'all!

    Sunday, November 6, 2011

    Channel Surfing Your Mind With Sound Waves

    In a further quest to discover how to pump up the pineal gland for "fun and profit", I learned that certain frequencies affect the human body/mind.  But of course! (smacks forehead). (Ow!)  What else are brain waves but - WAVES?  Duh. And of course there's also shamanic drumming that is supposed to put you in a trance.

    So I stumbled on this guy's website where he has created some free binaural MP3 files that are supposed to change your brain waves.  He's a software geek who also happens to be a Buddhist and into meditation.  Binaural means one ear hears one thing and the other ear hears another thing, so the files are supposed to be played with earphones on.  The difference between the frequencies played in each ear is what your brain latches onto.  The frequencies you want your brain to respond to are so low you can't hear them (and your speakers wouldn't be able to play them), but by making it a subtraction problem between two higher frequencies, one in each ear, you can still hear something and your brain does the rest. This is the main menu where he explains which frequencies do what. These are the basic "fixed-pitch" ones.

    Also here's what he has to say about 7.83 Hz, or the natural frequency of the earth:
    The Schumann Resonance is named after Winfried Otto Schumann.
    The Schumann Resonance is the frequency of the Earth's vibration. There are a number of different frequencies involved but the Schuman Resonnace is usually said to be 7.83 Hz or 7.83 cycles per second. The Schumann Resonance is in the ELF (extremely low frequency) range of the Earth's total electromagnetic spectrum.
    The other frequencies associated with the Schumann Resonance are 13.8 Hz, 19.7 Hz, 25.7 Hz, 31.7 Hz, 39 Hz, and 45 Hz. The exact frequency also varies over time. On top of that, there's evidence that the Earth's average frequencies are drifting over time too. (out of tune or in tune?)
    At 7.83 Hz, the Schumann Resonance lies within the alpha brain wave range. Therefore, listening to a binaural beat at the Schumann Resonace will increase alpha brain waves.

    One might say this is the music of the spheres.

    DON'T Wash Your Brain With Borax

    Last night I stumbled on this thing about the pineal gland as it relates to fluoridated water and possibly also getting psychic "powers".  This is kind of cool.

    Some people think the pineal gland, which is this gland in the dead center of your brain that is shaped like a pine cone (which is where they get the word "pineal"), is the secret to/the seat of consciousness.  It might even be the physical "third eye" they talk about.

    The ancients might have had a clue: the pine cone is a mystic symbol in a few cultures.  Like the Thyrsus, a staff with a pine cone on the end, for example.  This staff was a major symbol in the cult of Dionysus.  I always took it to be a phallic symbol, but maybe it's really the pineal gland.  If this is the case, then mystery schools have been pointing at the pineal gland, albeit obliquely, as the secret of enlightenment.  Enlightened types, then, might have bigger and better developed pineal glands than the rest of us.  Perhaps this gland is a sensory organ, which would explain why the average person can't understand how a psychic person can perceive what they perceive.  It would be like being blind, or only seeing very dimly, and not understanding how the guy next to you can move around so fast without bumping into things.  Perhaps being psychic isn't really all that much of a mystery.  You just need the sensory organ to work right.

    Now here's an interesting thing:  Fluoride in your drinking water.  (I'll get back to the pineal gland in a second).  Fluoride is a slow poison.  It was put in the water supposedly to strengthen people's teeth, but if you get too much it actually hurts your teeth.  Kids nowadays are getting so much fluoride that a large percentage of them have fluorosis of the teeth.  Sodium fluoride is so caustic that it burns holes in concrete.  It is delivered in Haz-mat trucks.  It is a byproduct of making chemical fertilizer.  There is really no proof that it helps people's teeth - places with fluoride and places without fluoride have no difference in the number of dental caries people get.  But it's cheaper to dispose of sodium fluoride by putting it in the drinking water than it is to pay for hazardous waste removal, so that's a big incentive from a corporate-greed standpoint to advocate for water fluoridation.

    So why would someone even think of putting fluoride in the water, if the truth is that it's no good as a dental aid?  Fluoride is the main ingredient in Prozac and some other psych drugs.  You can also find it in some antibiotics like Cipro.  Interestingly, the Nazis added fluoride to the water in concentration camps to keep the prisoners more docile. Some drugs that contain fluoride really zombify people: make them have flat affects, and detach their minds from caring about the things in life that are bothering them.  They allow the patient to control themselves and keep on keeping on, but the price is to become a bit of a zombie.  It doesn't fix your life, only makes it possible to keep working for a living and ignore your "dark night of the soul".

    Was fluoride added to the drinking water in the developed countries really as a sort of crowd-control measure?  Sort of like someone in England recently proposed adding lithium to the water to bring down incidences of violence?  Maybe we've all been made to drink this fluoride water to dope us down. Or dumb us down.  And then we've been lied to about it and made to think it's a health drink for our teeth.

    The effect of drinking fluoridated water is cumulative and can cause a condition called "calcified pineal gland".  This is where little stones develop in your brain, and you get Alzheimers-like symptoms.  But before that distressing condition develops, what could the intermediate effect possibly be?  Could it stunt the growth of the pineal gland?  Keep people from becoming all they could be with regard to their consciousness?  Keep them fat, dumb and happy so they don't question authority?  Keep them from having intuitions, from seeing how things really are?

    What are we to do, who have been drinking the fluoridated Kool-aid all these years?  How do we reverse this process?


    Enter borax.  Borax can help to remove fluoride from the body.  etc
    Here's some links:

    A couple little things

    Hi there!  Just a few things.

    One, I was too hasty a couple posts back in saying Dutchsinse had disappeared.  His new blog is called Dutchsinse=Sinsedutch at and I linked to it.  In case you missed it, this is the guy who follows earthquakes and HAARP.

    Also someone asked me for a blog link and I looked at their blog and it was interesting so there is this new blog at called Club Amigos del .rar y alf.   This blog has a lot of interesting indie music, and also some articles about the kind of weird cosmic things I like to post about, so up it goes.  It'll be a nice source of weirdness and a little fun compared to the doomer stuff.

    Now a little bit about where I was all day yesterday.  I spent most of the day yesterday literally shoveling shit, for a good cause (my garden!).  It was a very nice day out - blue sky, perfect temperature out for hard labor, not too hot, not too cold.  The perfect day for shit-shoveling.  A friend of mine and I borrowed a pickup truck and went to a horse farm and got a load of aged horse manure for free.  This horse farm has so much horse manure they just pile it in a big pile and people can just go there and take it.  It was like Mount Poopmore.  If you do this, I recommend you get some rubber rain boots because you'll be walking along on the edge of the pile and suddenly your foot will sink 3 or 4 inches down.  Wear clothes you can wash. (well, duh).  And gloves.  And a pitchfork.  And maybe even bring a few towels and extra clothes in case you fall down or something, and a couple old newspapers for the floor and seats, so you don't get manure inside your truck.

    Anyway my friend had had an operation recently and isn't allowed to drive or lift anything so I ended up doing all the shoveling, or I should say pitching because it's best done with a pitchfork.  She felt useless so she started trying to tell me where to dig for the best shit, which reminded me of the scene in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" where peasants are making mud pies and otherwise flopping around in a mud hole, and an old lady advises someone "There's some lovely filth over here!"  Anyway, fast forward a bit, I put the manure on both our gardens, and then we washed out the truck and returned it, and had dinner and a drinky-POO (LOL).  I slept well last night.  Today my hands still ache a bit, but my left arm isn't sore like it was last night.

    I expanded my garden with my share of the manure.  I took some old cardboard boxes, cut them, laid them flat, and put the manure on them.  Over the winter, the cardboard will kill the grass, and the manure will rot the cardboard and feed the worms, and in the spring I'll have a garden plot I didn't have to dig, with a lot of happy worms in it.  I might throw some leaves on top of the manure, if I can snarf a bag of leaves from someone's trash.  The manure doesn't smell too bad because it's aged, but in case it's still a little hot, the leaves will kind of cover it and add to the compost effect.  This layering of compost materials is called "lasagna gardening".  The plot will be half shade, so I'm thinking peppers and lettuce and cherry tomatoes.

    Friday, November 4, 2011

    Fusion Center Locations Revealed

    This is a reprint from
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    Fusion Center Locations Revealed
    February 16, 2011 in News
    Location of the Arizona Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center. Photo from Bing Maps.
    Public Intelligence
    Since 9/11, the U.S. Government has engaged in a multibillion-dollar effort to construct a domestic intelligence network for the ostensible purpose of combating terrorism, criminal activity and violent extremism.  One of the central components of this system is the network of “fusion centers” that have sprung up around the country over the last several years.  These entities integrate local law enforcement with a state’s police force, Department of Justice, or Office of Emergency Management and are designed to facilitate law enforcement intelligence activities throughout the jurisdiction, providing federal authorities access to local information and databases, while simultaneously allowing federal agencies to disseminate classified intelligence materials to local authorities.   There are almost always federal representatives present in local fusion centers and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano has recently testified that DHS is “committed to having an officer in each fusion center.”  Most fusion centers also work with representatives of the private sector, particularly those industries related to so-called “critical infrastructure and key resources.”
    Due to past examples of fusion centers vastly overstepping their original mandates, including monitoring political events, bumper sticker preferences and even constitutionally-protected protest activities, many civil-rights organizations have worked to monitor fusion centers and their activities.  However, public scrutiny has proved difficult in most cases as the majority of fusion centers operate in a highly secretive manner without revealing who works for them, what government agencies they work with or what their basic capabilities are.  Many lack websites or any sort of public presence and information about their activities is often unavailable from official sources.  There is no national authority overseeing their activities and many fusion centers even lack basic privacy policies concerning the collection of information on law-abiding citizens.  Some states have even worked to exempt fusion center activities from public records requests.  In fact, the majority of fusion centers have failed to even identify their most basic attribute: their physical location.  Instead, many fusion centers simply provide a mailing address that leads to a post office box or generic government building.  Some fusion centers do not even provide an address.
    Public Intelligence has acquired a dataset that identifies the actual physical locations of nearly all of the 72 DHS-recognized fusion centers operating in the country today.  The information, which includes physical addresses, phone numbers, as well as email addresses for all of the fusion centers, is believed to have been compiled and distributed throughout the Homeland Security Information Network, a government information portal for “information sharing and collaboration between federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners engaged in the homeland security mission.”  Given the incomplete nature of information distributed previously by EPIC, the ACLU, and other groups attempting to document fusion center activities, this information is of great importance for working towards transparency in an area of domestic surveillance that remains largely unreported.
    StateName of Fusion CenterMailing AddressPhysical AddressPhone NumberEmail
    AlabamaAlabama Fusion CenterPost Office Box 1511 Montgomery, AL 36102201 S Union St Montgomery, AL 36104(334)
    AlaskaAlaska Information and Analysis Center (AKIAC)101 East Sixth Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501101 East Sixth Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501(907)
    ArizonaArizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC)Post Office Box 6638 Phoenix, AZ 8500516212 N 28th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85053(877)
    ArkansasArkansas State Fusion Center1 State Police Plaza Drive Little Rock, AR 722091 State Police Plaza Drive Little Rock, AR 72209
    CaliforniaOrange County Intelligence Assessment Center2644 Santiago Canyon Road Silverado, CA 92676-97912644 Santiago Canyon Road Silverado, CA 92676-9791(714)
    CaliforniaLos Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center (LAJRIC)12440 East Imperial Highway Norwalk, CA 9065012440 East Imperial Highway Norwalk, CA 90650(562)
    CaliforniaNorthern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC)P.O. Box 36102 San Francisco, CA 94102450 Golden Gate Ave., 14th Floor San Francisco, CA 94102(866)
    CaliforniaCentral California Intelligence Center/Sacramento Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center
    3720 Dudley Blvd. McClellan, CA 95652(888)
    CaliforniaState Terror Threat Assessment CenterPost Office Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 942443741 Bleckley St. Mather, CA 95655(916)
    CaliforniaSan Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center (SD-LECC)
    4181 Ruffin Road San Diego, CA 92123(858)
    ColoradoColorado Information Analysis Center690 Kipling Street Lakewood, CO 80215690 Kipling Street Lakewood, CO 80215(877)
    ConnecticutConnecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC)600 State Street New Haven, CT 06511600 State Street New Haven, CT 06511(203)
    DelawareDelaware Information Analysis CenterPost Office Box 430 Dover, DE 199041575 McKee Rd. Dover, DE 19904(302)
    District of ColumbiaWashington Regional Threat and Analysis Center2720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20032300 Indiana Ave NW Washington, DC 20001(202)
    FloridaFlorida Fusion CenterP.O. Box 1489 Tallahassee, FL 323022331 Phillips Road Tallahassee, FL 32308(850)
    FloridaMiami Dade Fusion Center
    11200 NW 20th St Doral, FL 33172(305)
    FloridaCentral Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX)PO Box 608423 Orlando, Florida 328606643 Hazeltine National Drive Orlando, FL 32860
    GeorgiaGeorgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC)Post Office Box 29649 Atlanta, GA 303592635 Century Parkway, N.E. Atlanta, GA 39345(404)
    HawaiiPacific Regional Information Clearinghouse500 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96813500 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96813(800)
    IdahoIdaho Criminal Intelligence Center700 S Stratford Dr, Meridian, Ada, Idaho 83642700 S Stratford Dr, Meridian, Ada, Idaho 83642(208)
    IllinoisStatewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC)2100 S. Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 627032100 S. Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62703(877)
    IndianaIndiana Intelligence Fusion Center302 W. Washington Street Room E243 Indianapolis, IN 46204302 W. Washington Street Room E243 Indianapolis, IN 46204(866)
    IowaIowa Fusion Center215 East 7th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50319215 East 7th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50319(800)
    KansasKansas Threat Integration Center (KSTIC)2722 Southwest Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 666112722 Southwest Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66611(785)
    KentuckyKentucky Fusion CenterPost Office Box 1757 Frankfort, KY 40602200 Mero St Frankfort, KY 40622(502)
    LouisianaLouisiana State Analytical and Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE)376A East Airport, Baton Rouge, LA 70806376A East Airport, Baton Rouge, LA 70806(225)
    MaineMaine Intelligence Analysis Center45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330164 State House Station Augusta, ME 04330(207)
    MarylandMaryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC)
    7125 Ambassador Road Woodlawn, MD 21244(800)
    MassachusettsBoston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC)
    One Schroeder Plaza Roxbury, MA 2120(617)
    MassachusettsCommonwealth Fusion Center124 Acton Street, 2d Floor Maynard, MA 01754124 Acton Street, 2d Floor Maynard, MA 01754(978)
    MichiganMichigan Intelligence Operations Center
    714 S. Harrison Road East Lansing, MI 48823(877)
    MichiganDetroit Southeast Michigan Information and Intelligence Center
    28 Adams Ave E Detroit, MI 48226(313) 976-4625
    MinnesotaMinnesota Joint Analytical Center
    Suite 820 111 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55401(612)
    MississippiMississippi Analysis and Information Center1 MEMA Drive Pearl, MS 392081 MEMA Drive Pearl, MS 39208(601)
    MissouriKC Regional TEW635 Woodland Ave., Suite 2105B Kansas City, MO 64106635 Woodland Ave., Suite 2105B Kansas City, MO 64106(816)
    MissouriMissouri Information Analysis Center
    2302 Militia Drive Jefferson City, MO 65101(866)
    MissouriSt. Louis Terrorism Early Warning Group
    7900 Forsyth Blvd St. Louis, MO 63105(314)
    MontanaMontana All-Threat Intelligence Center (MATIC)Post Office Box 4789 Ft. Harrison, MT 596362225 11th Ave Helena, MT 59601(406)
    NebraskaNebraska Information Analysis Center
    3800 NW 12th St Lincoln, NE 68521(402)
    NevadaNevada Threat Analysis Center555 Wright Way Carson City, NV 897112478 Fairview Drive Carson City, NV 89701(775)
    NevadaSouthern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center6767 Spencer Street, Las Vegas Nevada 891196767 Spencer Street, Las Vegas Nevada(702)
    New HampshireNew Hampshire Information and Analysis Center
    110 Smokey Bear Blvd Concord, NH 03305(603)
    New JerseyNew Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence CenterPost Office Box 7068 West Trenton, NJ 08628-00682 Schwarzkopf Drive West Trenton, NJ 08628(866)
    New MexicoNew Mexico All Source Intelligence Center (NMASIC)PO Box 27111 8750213 Bataan Blvd., Santa Fe, NM 87504(505)
    New YorkNew York State Intelligence Center630 Columbia Street Extension Latham, NY 12110630 Columbia Street Extension Latham, NY 12110(866)
    North CarolinaNorth Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center
    310 New Bern Ave. Raleigh, NC 27601(888)
    North DakotaNorth Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center
    400 Fraine Barracks Rd Bismarck, ND 58506(866)
    OhioCincinnati/Hamilton Regional Terrorism Early Warning Group
    2000 Radcliff Drive Cincinnati, OH 45204(513)
    OhioStrategic Analysis and Information Center2855 West Dublin Grandville Road Columbus, OH 432352855 West Dublin Grandville Road Columbus, OH 43235(614)
    OklahomaOklahoma Information Fusion Center6600 N Harvey Oklahoma City, OK 731166600 N Harvey Oklahoma City, OK 73116(405)
    OregonTerrorism Fusion Center (TITAN)610 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 210 Salem, OR 97301610 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 210 Salem, OR 97301(503)
    PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC)1800 Elmerton Avenue Harrisburg, PA 171101800 Elmerton Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Rhode IslandRhode Island State Fusion Center
    10 Dorrance St Providence, RI 02903(866)
    South CarolinaSouth Carolina Intelligence and Information Center
    1731 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210(866)
    South DakotaSouth Dakota Fusion Center
    1302 US 14 Pierre, SD 57501(605)
    TennesseeTennessee Regional Information Center
    901 R.S. Gass Boulevard Nashville, TN 37243(877)
    TexasHouston Regional Intelligence Service Center
    5320 N. Shepherd Drive Houston, TX 77091(713)
    TexasNorth Central Texas Fusion Center4300 Community Avenue McKinney, TX 750714300 Community Avenue McKinney, TX 75071(972)
    TexasTexas Intelligence Center
    5805 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78752(866)
    UtahStatewide Information & Analysis Center (SIAC)410 West 9800 South, Suite 370 Sandy, Utah 84070410 West 9800 South, Suite 370 Sandy, Utah 84070(801)
    VermontVermont Fusion Center188 Harvest Lane Williston, VT 09405188 Harvest Lane Williston, VT 09405(802)
    VirginiaNational Capital Region Intelligence Center
    4100 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, VA 22030(703)
    VirginiaVirginia Fusion Center
    7700 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond, VA 23235(804)
    WashingtonWashington State Fusion Center (WSFC)Post Office Box 42600 Olympia, WA 985041110 Third Ave, Seattle, WA 98101(877)
    WisconsinSoutheastern Wisconsin Terrorism Alert Center
    749 West State St Milwaukee, WI 53233(414)
    WisconsinWisconsin Statewide Intelligence CenterPost Office Box 7857 Madison, WI 53707-78572445 Darwin Rd Madison, WI 53703(608)
    WyomingWyoming Criminal Intelligence Center
    316 West 22 Street Cheyenne, WY 82002(307) 777-7181klandm@d