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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Go Forth and Multiply

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/trent-arsenault-2012-2/
This guy Trent Arsenault has devoted his life to being a sperm donor.  He makes a living as a computer geek, but then the rest of the time he is either doing things to maximize his sperm count, or to donate it.  I think for free, and outside the official sperm banks.  The FDA is trying to make him stop, but he's a virgin, celibate, disease free, he does everything to protect his DNA, and it's just ridiculous, the FDA want to get their grubby hands into everything.  Anyway, he has fathered 15 children so far via artificial insemination, and there's 3 more on the way.

He seems like an extremely meticulous and intelligent guy to me, if a bit single minded.  One thing I have noticed is that many successful people are single-minded.  It makes them eccentric, but it's what makes them successful, too.

And what a way to resist the depopulation plot!!!  It's a little harder for the women.  Actually raising a kid is a big investment.  But this guy is making it possible for couples who could not otherwise conceive.

Seattle Planning Edible Forest

http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/seattle-building-massive-edible-forest-filled-with-free-food/

A little light shining amid all the other news about those stupid communities that are banning food gardening in people's yards.  The city of Seattle is planning an edible forest that people can eat for free.  I guess when our taxes pay for it, it's okay, but people helping themselves is considered "unsightly"?!?


Here is an old government film about victory gardens.  It's not organic, but it's got some good info.


In other gardening news, I just dug up the last remaining square feet of grass from my front yard, and am installing a small brick path.  The rest will be garden, and the bricks are just to walk on to get to the rest of the garden and add interest.  I need about half a yard of small gravel to continue. I'm late starting my tomato seeds.  gotta get going!

Obama's Presidential Policy Directive to Not Use NDAA To Indefinitely Detain Citizens is Nonbinding

http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-issues-policy-directive-exempting-american-citizens-from-indefinite-detention.html

Finally Obama appears to have caved to public pressure and signed something saying he won't use the NDAA to indefinitely detain American citizens.

Sure. And I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.  Because a PPD is nonbinding.  Even if Obama adheres to his own PPD it doesn't bind any future president.  Or he could change his mind tomorrow with no consequences.

The clause that was going to be in the NDAA law itself that would have done this permanently was removed specifically at Obama's request when they were writing the bill.  So he wanted this power.  I don't believe he will adhere to his PPD if unrest breaks out.

Also, there was that bill of Lieberman's (H.R. 5237, The Terrorist Expatriation Act) that if passed could have stripped people of their citizenship if they were accused of supporting foreign terrorist groups. It's possible that could come back like a bad penny in the next Congress.

I wonder if they could say, "oh, your jealous asshole ex called and said you support Hezbollah, or FARC, or whoever, so VOILA you're not a citizen any more, but we can't deport you anywhere because you were born in the US, so guess you'll just have to go to Gitmo forever." 

They called this little gem the "TEA" act, gee I wonder who they really wanted to use it on, the Tea Party?  I guess they'd have to call them a "foreign terrorist group" in a similar twisty way, or maybe it's just a semantic game to trick people into associating the word "tea" with "terrorist".

Ron Paul just asked Bernanke for Parallel Currencies

In the House Finance Committee, which is running live on C-Span this morning, Ron Paul just asked Ben Bernanke if he would consider a silver currency running parallel to the dollar.  He pointed out that several other countries are doing this already.

Bernanke said he would be willing to talk to him about it later.
http://www.c-span.org/Events/Congress-Questions-Fed-Chairman-on-State-of-the-Economy/10737428609-1/

Judge Rules Against Organic Farmers in Monsanto Case

This is bad news.  So we need to give Monsanto a message.
Boycott all corn and soy everything because over 90% of it is Monsanto GMO.
This means you'll have to cook everything from scratch because that shit is in most pre-prepared foods.  It's cheaper and if you do it in large batches it doesn't take much time at all.

On War - New Pithy Quote

Wars begin where you will
But they do not end where you please-Machiavelli

Monday, February 27, 2012

#EFAD

 
Free Kindle ebook coming out Thurs. March 1.
This is a novel about some folks trying to save the 2nd Amendment.  It looks like it will be good.

Every time a political leader disarms the citizens, usually genocide follows, perpetrated by that government on its own citizens.

Control Fraud, Accounting Voodoo, and The Coming Crash

I once read a book called "The Best Way to Rob A Bank Is to Own One", written by someone who worked for a Federal bank regulatory agency who kept trying to get Keating in trouble for the S&L scam he had going.  The mafia in the 1980's was funding people to buy S&L's after they were deregulated, and then those guys were bleeding the S&L's dry by making commercial real estate loans to bogus construction companies owned by the mafia.  The mafia took the money and didn't complete the construction, or did shoddy work, leaving little ghost towns of condemned or unfinished houses.  The guys who made the loans made .1% commission, that's one thousandth of the amount of the loan.  But it added up: if the loan was 10 million dollars, the commission was 10 thousand. 

This was allowed to balloon out of control by an accounting voodoo trick. If one S&L bought an insolvent S&L, the insolvent S&L was added to the first one's assets column (I guess kind of like a receivable is) instead of being shown as an expense.  It meant as long as S&L's kept gobbling other S&L's up they looked good on paper, no matter what the actual health of either of them was.  So people kept investing in them, not knowing it was a house of cards.

All this fraud caused many times more damage to its victims than the perpetrators got.  What people don't know, is it almost crashed the US economy..  Mr. Keating also had 5 US Senators in his pocket. (the Keating 5)  Eventually the regulatory agency got listened to (at the last possible minute).

This is called"Control Fraud".  It's where the boss bleeds his own company dry and converts the money in it to his own use, then lets the company go bankrupt. Usually, but not always, there are accomplices.  In a small business, this might take the form of fake vendors - there's a lot of ways to do it.  Usually with banks or insurance companies, it consists of improper loans with kickbacks to the loan officer for complicity.

Of course there was also the rash of mortgage fraud in the 2000's.

So, we're over the worst, right? We've learned our lesson, right?  Real estate will recover soon, right?
WRROOOOONNNNNGGG!

The go-go years of 2003 to 2007 also saw a lot of stupid commercial real estate loans.  These loans have a 5 to 7 year payoff (as opposed to a 30-year mortgage).  They are generally structured as balloon loans.  What usually happens is they get refinanced.  Well, we've got a lot of these loans coming due real soon.  The banks have been extending their terms, hoping for a turnaround, and the government has been lying about why there have been less defaults.  The real reason why less defaults is because of more accounting voodoo.  There will be another plunge in commercial real estate soon.  See this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/02/extend-pretend-coming-to-an-end.html

Mass Produced Milk Gives you Cancer, says Harvard Study

http://www.prisonplanet.com/harvard-study-pasteurized-milk-from-industrial-dairies-linked-to-cancer.html
It's about the CAFO, or concentrated animal feeding.  The cows have too much of some kind of estrogen in them (I assume it's given to them to increase production?) and it gets into the milk.  Then the hormones cause cancer in people.
This picture has nothing to do with this article!

Whether you like raw or pasteurized milk, this is yet another reason to go for grass-fed cow milk.  When they eat corn and soy and are given hormones, it makes the cows sick, and this is part of the reason they ultra-pasteurize milk.  The mass production techniques make it necessary.

But by and large, the raw milk farmers are small scale, cleaner, and more careful than that, and they feed their cows what they are supposed to be eating - grass.  You can also buy pasteurized (rather than ultra-pasteurized) non-homogenized organic grass-fed cow milk at Whole Foods.  That stuff keeps twice as long as supermarket milk.  You have to shake it, unless you want the cream from the top.

A farmer friend of mine tells me that what kind of grass the cows eat is important.  Fescue is good.  Cows really like clover, but if they eat clover all day apparently they'll die, so you don't want to let them in a field that is all clover.  Wow, that's fascinating.  I guess it would be like eating candy all day long or something.

I think one of the reasons why I'm as healthy as I am, and I'm no longer a spring chicken, is because I don't eat a lot of meat or dairy.  I eat some, but nowhere near as much as most Americans.  For me they're more of a condiment than a staple.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wolves Crying Wolf? Regarding CPX Foxtrot

I (as you can see from the blogroll) follow one "threeper" blog (Western Rifle Shooters), mostly to keep a finger on that particular pulse.  It provides me a mixture of morbid fascination and perhaps occasional titillation for the Walter Mitty armchair anarchist in me.

Someone in that community has invented a fake psyops exercise and exhorted everyone to talk about it.  I think the real purpose was to create a cyber wild goose chase in order to run the NSA around in circles.  Or maybe if the creators are themselves a psyops, then to lure threepers into getting themselves on a list, as if they all weren't already.

Whether it is supposed to also function as cover for something, or as a "dry run" for such, or if it's just a prank, or I guess the question would be, is it possible for their algorithms to tell the difference, or even humans; and is this sort of thing going to get the internet shut down eventually?  And is that the point too?

And yes, I do recognize the irony that by writing about this thing I'm actually helping spread it.  Is the utterance of the existence of a viral psyops, the purpose of which is to create endless self-referential loops of utterance, itself a psyops? 

I'm fascinated.  It's like a word speaking itself into existence.  In the beginning was the Word...

Which reminds me of the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"... itself an infectious groove.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Are We in a Binary Star System?

I'm no astrophysicist, but it makes sense to me that the sun would not wobble on its own.  There has to be another heavenly body pulling on it.  So this article suggests there might be another star out there, that comes close about every 24,000 years, which would explain the precession of the equinoxes - and a sidereal year.  Perhaps it's coming closer, in which case maybe there'll be more comets, if the suns knock stuff out of the far reaches of each other's orbits every time they come close.
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/230480-Is-the-Sun-Part-of-a-Binary-Star-System-Six-Reasons-to-Consider

This makes the "Nibiru" thing actually seem somewhat possible.
Also, maybe we can quit blaming global warming on people now and instead blame it on this other sun?
As for a "new golden age" where everybody gets along or something like that, well, I dunno.  Maybe if we all die and go to heaven.

Think the TSA is corrupt? Try the Federal Air Marshals

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/02/air-marshal-whistleblowers-reveal.html
Whistleblowers have uncovered a discriminatory training board game used by Federal Air Marshals.
One whistleblower has come forward, here is his video where he implores the President look into this.
Please contact your representatives and demand that this be investigated. And spread the word.
We REALLY need to clean house.

How to Prevent Your Cell Phone from Being Tracked

See here
https://ssd.eff.org/wire/protect/cell-tracking

What it boils down to, is leave the phone behind, or take out the battery.  But as I understand it, some smart phones have two batteries and one isn't removable, so if you have a smart phone I'd just leave it behind.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Abstract Expressionism and the CIA

I was thinking just now about "culture wars", and dug up an old email I'd sent someone on this.  What if that art people like to make fun of, saying their kid could paint better than that, had a reason why it got famous?  Maybe it was a conspiracy?  Well, IT WAS! Imagine that.

The CIA was a major factor in the Cold War era “avant garde” art/culture movement. All that weird, inaccessible art – that was due to their money and encouragement behind the scenes. They wanted to create an “American” idiom in art that was kind of weird to show the world that Americans had more freedom of expression than the Soviets. Before that, art was more “pleasant”. Not to knock the avant-garde, it has its merits, but basically it would not have gained the foothold it did without this funding, because the hoi polloi didn’t understand it.

It was called the Congress for Cultural Freedom and operated from like 1950 to 1967. This was the CIA trying to influence the European art scene and also co-opt and direct the fringe politics (left and right) of the UK. It was part of something bigger called “The Long Leash” which involved the CIA indirectly trying to encourage Abstract Expressionism, including Pollock, Rothko, DeKooning, Motherwell etc. They had to do it behind the scenes so as not to tip off the artists, and so they funneled the money through rich guys who had foundations. The Museum of Modern Art in NY was funded by Nelson Rockefeller’s mother, for example.

The CIA didn’t invent Abstract Expressionism, they found it and decided it fit their purposes.

Some of the art is somewhat radical, and there definitely was a lefty bent to the scene, but it was all part of showing off how “free” we were. Then the Vietnam War made people think too much and I guess they probably changed tactics and broke out another program.

http://www.bilderberg.org/ccf.htm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html

Triple Threat? Or Triple BS?

Oy Vey!
I've seen 3 domestic "threats" that the American intel community has warned of in the last couple days.

1. Ex CIA chief R. James Woolsey thinks Hezbollah might try to blow up the Statue of Liberty.
2. The NSA thinks Anonymous could hack into and take down the power grid.
3. The Pentagon thinks there is a possible mutiny brewing in the ranks of the US military.

well, here's my razor for these goats:

1. If I were Hezbollah and I wanted to blow something up I'd choose something more strategic.  Not only that, but they've got to be watching New York like a hawk now, so perhaps another city would be easier to hit.  On the other hand, this particular statue has more meaning than just "liberty".  It's basically a light-bearer, and could be Isis, or maybe even a female Lucifer if you want to believe the Endarkenati*, and it's really a re-gift, because it was originally intended to stand in Egypt.  So maybe it'd be a good symbol to topple for someone who thinks that way, but most Americans wouldn't read into it that deeply, so... meh.

2. Anonymous has stated over and over again that their purpose is to expose corruption.  How this would be accomplished by making a big power outage, escapes my logic.  Also then they wouldn't be able to gloat about it afterwards, because there'd be no power.  So I think this is just fear mongering.  Also, power plants aren't on the internet.  They're run on dinosaur computers from the 1970's for the most part, and their software is proprietary.  That's not to say they're invincible.  Oh, no.  But it's more likely for China or Russia to be able to hack them than a bunch of script kiddies calling themselves Anonymous.  I've been to their forums and they split off due to disagreements about once a week, and most of them speak in txt.  If there are competent, grownup hackers doing stuff and then calling themselves Anonymous, I posit the idea that they might be from the intel community itself -sort of like a cyber version of gunwalking.  And remember, anyone can call themselves "Anonymous".

3. Mutiny, eh? well, there is a documented gang problem, because the military has relaxed its recruiting standards to get enough warm bodies to send overseas.  Also lots of guys join the military and then hate it.  But a mutiny? I dunno.  Maybe they're referring to the Oath Keepers - but those guys just want to keep the oaths they swore to the Constitution.  I don't see anything wrong with that.  I do, however, see something wrong with trying to make someone break their oath so that a power hungry faction can grab more power.

* Fnord!
Do I smell something?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Speech that Got Judge Napolitano Fired from Fox

This is a GREAT speech. This guy said it all, better than I could ever say it. If I were a politician I'd hire this guy to write my speeches.  This speech is right up there with "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" and "I'm Mad and Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take It Anymore"! 

The 2 party system is like voting for Coke or Pepsi. One is in a red can and one is in a blue can but they're still both crappy boring cola that can dissolve mice over time.  What if I wanted homemade root beer?  Grape soda?  Ginger switchel?  WHAT??? NO SOUP FOR YOU!

I must say, I just heard this on Alex Jones, so kudos to him for broadcasting it.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Plastic from Kudzu, Hamburger from Fetal Goop

Well, the first one is more appealing.
http://cryptogon.com/?p=27672
These guys have figured out how to use nanotechnology to turn plants into plastic.  They think they could take fast growing biomass and that this would be a good idea, that we won't need petrochemicals anymore to make plastic. So essentially maybe they've found a use for all the kudzu.

Well, the first thing I thought of when I saw this was what if these nanomachines got out and started turning plants everywhere into plastic?  Then I thought of office plants and how they're already often made of plastic.  I think it would be much cooler to take a plastic plant and turn it real, but then I want everything, don't I?

On the other end of the spectrum, we have these other guys who have managed to grow beef in a test tube from calf stem cells.  They can grow muscle in one test tube and fat in another, then grind them up together and they'll have hamburger.  Kind of reminds me of that book about that lady Henrietta Lacks whose cancer cells ended up in every cancer research lab in the world.  Only now it's poor Bessie the cow.  On one hand, maybe this would be a good way to continue to have clean beef even in the face of what is probably rampant mad cow disease, on the other hand, YUCK.

Come... into the lab, and see what's on the slab!

Good thing kudzu is edible, huh?  Maybe it will become the last food refuge.

The Angry Patriot Water Army

I have noticed lately that the "liberty movement" blogosphere is getting mighty shrill. They are all but calling out for armed revolution.  (my guess is it's illegal to do so, so they're hinting as close to it as they dare, just in case their call is a dud).

I wonder if some of this might be an American version of what they call the Internet Water Army, or government astroturfers trying to make it look like the "patriots" are getting uppity?  It would give the government an excuse to crack down on potential threats, to pump up the current "threat" of a mythical group of angry armed peasants.  They did it before, with the Underwear Bomber, and several other incidents as well.  And it might not just be commenters under blog posts and other anonymous chatter - some blog owners might be shills, too.  Remember Mockingbird?

That isn't to say there aren't angry people out there.  Righteous indignation seems to be the mood all over.  But because the last 4 or 5 terror attacks were patsy jobs, where some probably mentally ill person was egged on (often to the point of being pestered practically to death) and equipped by government agents, my suspicion is that people will not go there unless they are groomed like that.  And so, who are the real terrorists here?

I will re-iterate my oft-given advice.  No matter how mad you are, do not let anyone else talk you into doing anything terroristic.  Not only is it wrong, it's probably a government patsy set-up too.  Instead, figure out how you can alleviate the suffering of others.  And tell whoever is trying to get you to do that shit to go back to Quantico and study the oath they took.

Regarding Bigots

Sadly there are bigots in this world.  I follow a lot of conspiracy theory stuff, and some of it is thinly disguised anti-semitism.  Sometimes they give the excuse that "the Rothschilds aren't really real Jews" or something about Ashkenazic vs. whatever other Jews. And then they put an ugly cartoon of some Jews on their article anyway, like it was the 1930's in Germany all over again.

Bull hockey on their fine distinctions.  It's still hate, because the cartoon is their real message.  And hate is not going to solve anything.

If there is a preponderance of bankers who are Jews, it's probably because in the Middle Ages they weren't allowed to pursue a trade, so money lending is what was left for professions they could have.  But not all Jews are bankers, and not all bankers are "Banksters" as people like to call them.  I don't blame the Jews as a people for the mess this world is in.  That would be like blaming all Catholics for the church sex abuse scandals.  It's not really about what religion or what ethnicity someone is, there are corrupt people everywhere.

Furthermore, blaming all Israelis for any crap Mossad might have tried to pull would be like blaming all Americans for any crap the CIA might have tried to pull.

If someone wants to point out they think the Rothschilds were to blame for talking Woodrow Wilson into allowing the Federal Reserve to be created, or that Mossad might have had a role in 9-11, or any other specific thing, just say that.  Please don't put next to it some cartoon of leering people or the Israeli flag or that kind of shit.  We don't need that kind of Nazi propaganda here.  It makes the rest of the conspiracy writers look bad.  I am not going to link to articles with those cartoons, if I can help it.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Kurt Haskell Speaks on the Underwear Bomber

http://lewrockwell.com/orig13/haskell2.1.1.html

Kurt Haskell is a practicing lawyer who was on the plane that the Underwear Bomber tried to blow up.  He witnessed a man in a tan suit who spoke perfect American English cajoling the ticket agent to let the bomber on the plane.  He finally got to testify in court at the sentencing hearing, and his testimony is at the link above.

And here it is below as well.

Every victim of a crime in Michigan is entitled to make a statement in open court regarding the impact of the crime on their life. The statement is limited to the victim's physical, emotional and financial well being as it relates to the crime. Keep that in my as you read my statement. Below is a copy of the victim impact statement I gave today at the Underwear Bomber sentencing hearing. When reading my statement, keep in mind that I am a practicing attorney in the State of Michigan. In addition, I regularly practice in the Court the hearings are taking place at and therefore, I am somewhat limited as to what I can say. We were limited to 5 minutes each.
I wish to thank the Court for allowing me these 5 minutes to make my statement. My references to the government in this statement refer to the Federal Government excluding this Court and the prosecution. On Christmas Day 2009, my wife and I were returning from an African safari and had a connecting flight through Amsterdam. As we waited for our flight, we sat on the floor next to the boarding gate. What I witnessed while sitting there and subsequent events have changed my life forever. While I sat there, I witnessed Umar dressed in jeans and a white t-shirt, being escorted around security by a man in a tan suit who spoke perfect American English and who aided Umar in boarding without a passport. The airline gate worker initially refused Umar boarding until the man in the tan suit intervened. The event meant nothing to me at the time. Little did I know that Umar would try to kill me a few hours later as our flight approached Detroit. The final 10 minutes of our flight after the attack were the worst minutes of my life. During those 10 minutes I sat paralyzed in fear. Unfortunately, what happened next has had an even greater impact on my life and has saddened me further.
When we landed, I was shocked that our plane taxied up to the gate. I was further shocked that we were forced to sit on the plane for 20 minutes with powder from the so called bomb all over the cabin. The officers that boarded the plane did nothing to ensure our safety and did not check for accomplices or other explosive devices. Several passengers trampled through parts of the bomb as they exited the plane. We were then taken into the terminal with our unchecked carry on bags. Again, there was no concern for our safety even though Umar told the officers that there was another bomb on board as he exited the plane. I wondered why nobody was concerned about our safety, accomplices or other bombs and the lack of concern worried me greatly. I immediately told the FBI my story in order to help catch the accomplice I had seen in Amsterdam. It soon became obvious that the FBI wasn't interested in what I had to say, which upset me further. For one month the government refused to admit the existence of the man in the tan suit before changing course and admitting his existence in an ABC News article on January 22, 2010. That was the last time the government talked about this man. The video that would prove the truth of my account has never been released. I continue to be emotional upset that the video has not been released. The Dutch police, meanwhile, in this article (show article), also confirmed that Umar did not show his passport in Amsterdam which also meant that he didn't go through security as both are in the same line in Amsterdam. It upsets me that the government refuses to admit this fact.
I became further saddened from this case, when Patrick Kennedy of the State Department during Congressional hearings, admitted that Umar was a known terrorist, was being followed, and the U.S. allowed him into the U.S. so that it could catch Umar's accomplices. I was once again shocked and saddened when Michael Leiter of the National Counter terrorism Center admitted during these same hearings that intentionally letting terrorists into the U.S. was a frequent practice of the U.S. Government. I cannot fully explain my sadness, disappointment and fear when I realized that my government allowed an attack on me intentionally.
During this time, I questioned if my country intentionally put a known terrorist onto my flight with a live bomb. I had many sleepless nights over this issue. My answer came shortly thereafter. In late 2010, the FBI admitted to giving out intentionally defective bombs to the Portland Christmas Tree Bomber,the Wrigley Field Bomber and several others. Further, Mr. Chambers was quoted in the Free Press on January 11, 2011 when he indicated that the government's own explosives experts had indicated that Umar's bomb was impossibly defective. I wondered how that could be. Certainly, I thought, Al Qaeda wouldn't go through all of the trouble to plan such an attack only to provide the terrorist with an impossibly defective bomb.
I attended nearly all of the pretrial hearings. At the hearing on January 28, 2011, I was greatly disappointed by the prosecution's request to block evidence from Mr. Chambers "as it could then be able to be obtained by third parties, who could use it in a civil suit against the government". It really bothered me that the government apparently was admitting to wrongdoing of some kind as it admitted that it was concerned it would be sued. It further upset me to know that the government was putting its own interests ahead of those of the passengers.
When I attended the jury selection hearings, I questioned why versions of the same two questions kept coming up, those being:
1. Do you think whether you'll be able to tell whether something is actually a bomb? and
2. Do you realize that sometimes the media doesn't always tell the truth?
I continued to be greatly saddened at this point as I felt the truth continued to be hidden.
When Umar listed me as his only witness, I was happy to testify, not on his behalf, but on behalf of the truth. I never expected to testify, as my eyewitness account would have been too damaging to the myth that the government and media are putting forward. A mere 5 days after I was announced as a witness, there was an inexplicable guilty plea which exasperated me as I no longer would be testifying.
In closing I will just say that regardless of how the media and government try to shape the public perception of this case, I am convinced that Umar was given an intentionally defective bomb by a U.S. Government agent and placed on our flight without showing a passport or going through security, to stage a false terrorist attack to be used to implement various government policies.
The effect this matter has had on my life has been astounding and due to this case, I will never trust the government in any matter, ever.
In regards to sentencing, nothing I've said excuses the fact that Umar tried to kill me. He has waived his valid claim to the entrapment defense. Umar, you are not a great Muslim martyr, you are merely a "Patsy". I ask the court to impose the mandatory sentence.
This appeared on Kurt Haskell's blog.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I think we're headed for WW3

Lots of saber rattling going on re. Iran.

A group of US senators announced Thursday they think "nuclear containment" of Iran isn't an option.
http://freebeacon.com/senate-nuclear-containment-is-not-an-option-with-iran/

Netanyahu says sanctions against Iran are "not working"
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4190903,00.html

Please pray for peace.

Expansion of Ex-Im Bank an Overreach

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/obama_perverts_ex-im_bank_into_competitor_for_domestic_banks.html

According to this, Obama has declared that the Ex-Im Bank, a special bank chartered in the 1930's which was previously only to loan to foreigners wanting to buy American exports, is to cross that line and start loaning to American businesses wanting to export goods.  These loans are not even to be tied to an actual export deal; they're just general operating capital loans, which basically means anything goes.

The problem with this is:

1. Obama has no legal authority to change the 1934 charter of this bank.
2. This puts this bank (against its charter) in direct competition with domestic banks, which is the opposite of how it was originally intended to work.

The article goes on to point out that the Obama administration has been making several agencies overstep their bounds: making the Dept. of Education into child nutritionists, etc. I would add they're also using international treaties (like SOPA) and internal agency policies (like the EPA) to bypass opposition to the domestic laws they want to pass and to squash productivity.

I mean, look at this one.  The EPA has decided that milk is an oil, so it can impose oil-spill-cleanup regulations on farmers.  This isn't just crying over spilled milk, this is real.

And again we have weirdness from 1934.  What is it with that year?

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Headless Chicken Matrix

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-02/15/andre-ford-chicken-farming
This is pretty sick.

This guy named Andre Ford has come up with an idea for a chicken farm where the chickens are grown blind and without most of their brains, and their feet are cut off, so they can be kept in cages in vertical farms their whole lives and fed artificial hormones without pecking each other or even being aware of their surroundings.

Well, maybe he'll reincarnate as one.  (Oh, the irony.)

Chickens are actually kind of smart and silly if you give them a chance and enough room.  They like to sit on my gardening nut friend's lap and get petted.  Their egg shells are twice as thick as the store bought eggs' shells.  They seem to instinctively know which of the neighbors' cats is a threat and which just wants to curl up and sleep, and they gang up on one and leave the other alone.

See, the sad thing is, the whole old "American Gothic" image of farming is only a marketing gimmick.  It isn't how it's done for the masses anymore.  What is really done is already so inhumane, this Ford guy's idea is actually arguably somewhat more "humane".  Which in itself is disturbing.

And investigating factory farms is now considered to be an act of terrorism (see the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act) although the consitutionality of that law is now being challenged by the Center for Constitutional Rights.
http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/fbi-undercover-investigators-animal-enterprise-terrorism-act/5440/

Hmm, if you take a picture of a brainless matrix chicken will they now send you to Gitmo, to end up in a cage like these guys?  They too are sensory-deprived and stuffed into small spaces.

An Old Dream: The Restraining Bolt and the Subway Orphans

Since I'm on a dystopian sci-fi/fantasy future kick, and I've been telling my dreams, I am remembering a very old dream I had.  This has to have been about 20 years ago that I dreamed this.

I used to dream a recurring dream that I was in a building in a city.  Maybe like on the 4th or 5th floor, and looking out the window.  First I would see that the streets were filled with white dust, like the city had been bombed.  Nobody would be around.  Then I would witness an auto/pedestrian hit and run accident where a lone car would come careening down the street (which for some reason was clear enough of rubble to allow a car to pass) and hit a child who was standing there, then go roaring off into the distance.  The city looked a little like pictures of Dresden after the Allies fire-bombed it.


The scene would change and I'd be down in a subway station.  The trains would not be working, although I guess the lights must have been on because it wasn't flashlight time.  The whole city was basically a post-apocalyptic ghost town, and the only ones left were armed gangs and groups of orphan children hiding in the subways, their faces caked with the same white dust that was everywhere.  Usually the dream involved trying to get from one train station to the next by walking through the tunnels, while avoiding the gangs and trying not to let my heart break from the orphans. 

But this particular dream had a twist.  In this dream I had some kind of "restraining bolt" attached to my chest, like a flesh version of C-3PO.  As soon as I got to the next train station and successfully hid while one of the gangs passed by, I ripped this restraining bolt off.  As soon as I did, I blurted out a long poem I made up on the spot.  The restraining bolt had been keeping me from being creative, I guess, and it was all backed up waiting to burst out.  When I woke up, though, I couldn't remember the poem, but I kind of wish it was this 14th century charm vs. nightmares that a fellow who went by the moniker of Biker Bob once taught to me:

THA MON O´MICHT OND THA MARE
Tha mon o´micht, he rade o´nicht
Wi´neither swerd ne ferd ne licht
He socht tha Mare, he fond tha Mare,
He bond tha Mare wi´her ain hare,
Ond gared her swar by midder-micht
She wolde nae mair rid o´nicht
Whar aince he rade, thot mon o´micht.

Agenda 21 and the Drones

I keep trying to post this as a comment on Global Guerrillas and getting nowhere.  I'm not sure what the problem is there.  Some kind of technical glitch, or maybe I'm too wacky to rate over there.
So, I'm going to put it here.

I was reading Global Guerrillas and they have this article about Harvard micro-robotics guys who invented a small flying drone that looks and flies with wings like an insect, and is printed like a laminated card, and then popped out and folded up like a pop-up book.  This will  revolutionalize drones.
http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2012/02/printing-drones-by-the-sheet.html

Today I was listening to Alex Jones rant about Agenda 21 and had this idea about techno-wizards running around fighting for control of the planet against a backdrop of wilderness.

The proponents of Agenda 21 who are trying to sneakily implement it on the local level want to "re-wild" large parts of the US. i.e. tear up the roads, create ghost towns by denying them interstate exits, then eventually flatten them all, and cram everyone who survives whatever plagues they might call down on us into high-rises in cities where we may be chipped and tracked and perhaps given make-work jobs to generate electricity for the Green Elite's Royal Ziggurat by bicycle power or maybe just plain treadmill.


Leaving vast tracts of wilderness unguarded save by drones and perhaps the odd military underground base or Monsanto farm.

Combine that with this "technology indistinguishable from magic" and perhaps you'd have techno-wizards duking it out to reclaim real estate in a super-weed wilderness where people have escaped the nouveau Alcatraz treadmills to live as Roundup resistant maroons, while swatting the new state bird, the Drone Norplant Mosquito (TM) and cowering under rocks from the Winged Nazgul Drones with their sonic fear-inducing brown note cries of doom, powered by Sony.

Perhaps they would be joined eventually by the more intelligent of the myrmidons the Green Elite would have bred in the bowels of the DUMB's to replace the Great Unwashed they herded into the FEMA "Showers" during the Collapse.  There would be myrmidon warrior monks and groups of tribal neomaroons hiding Iron Heel style, in caves, raiding organic brie from the Monsanto outposts, etc.  Because don't you know, the Monsanto cafeteria has banned GMO food because the scientists there wouldn't eat it.

This would make a good book.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Remember the Nazis On the Moon Post? Here's the Iron Sky Movie!

Oh, a couple months back I linked to some conspiracy theory about unreconstructed Nazis who were living in bases on the back side of the moon, just waiting to come back and open a can of whoop-ass wurst on us...

Someone in Finland has made a comedy movie about just this thing.  Seems like it's in the air or something.  Weird.
www.ironsky.net
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17045182

Idea to Protect Against Exploding Electronic Cigarettes

If you must smoke one of those electronic cigarettes, I wonder if you could rig something that looked a bit like a hookah tube to it?  Basically get a food-grade flexible plastic or vinyl tube, about the same diameter as the ciggy, about a foot long, put it on the part where you suck on it, and then it would be farther away from your face.  You could also wrap the actual device in something that would cushion it and protect your hand if it blew up, or use some kind of a surgical clamp or other holder to hold it.  I've never seen one in person, so I don't know if there's an on-off button on it or what.

Even one of those silly cigarette holders would make it be a few inches farther away from your face.

Exploding Electronic Cigarette

A dude from Niceville (what a name!) had his electronic cigarette explode in his mouth.  They think it was the battery.  He lost most of his teeth and part of his tongue. He's in the hospital.
http://m.weartv.com/news/Exploding_Cigarette

After I got "We three kings of Orient are, Trying to smoke a rubber cigar" out of my head, I had to say this:


Really, anyone wanting to survive the SHTF comfortably might want to quit cigarettes now, or at least grow their own tobacco, although you need a lot of tobacco for an addiction.  You might not be able to get rolling papers to roll 'em, you might have to use a pipe or a tobacco leaf, in which case you'll have a cigarillo.  Or you could use a sunflower leaf.  It's rare, but some people smoke sunflower leaves, as part of an herbal mix.

Growing your own smokes, however, means you won't have to pay for them, and you won't have all those other nasty chemicals sprayed on them either.  May be a little less cancer-causing.

Many kinds of tobacco have pretty flowers.  They would make a good border plant for a flower garden, like next to a fence.  Just sayin'.  How many people outside of a farming community really know what a tobacco plant looks like?  They'd probably mistake them for hostas.
photo credit Paul Carter/Fotolibra

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dereliction of Duty: Afghan War Report

URGENT
Get this hot hot hot! report now and save it to your hard drive before Rolling Stone is made to take it off their server.

Then upload it lots of places elsewhere, and ask your Congresscritters what they're gonna do about this wanton waste.

http://www1.rollingstone.com/extras/RS_REPORT.pdf

I've pasted the text of it here below.  But the original has pictures. (click below to get the rest - I edited this to put a break in. The post was too long otherwise)

Belgian Police are All Wet As Firefighters Soak Them in Protest

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/10/hose-belgian-firefighters-soak-police

Firefighters soaked the Prime Minister's place and also the police in Belgium, in a protest against raising their retirement age from 58 to 67.

Brr.

Cryptome Has Been Hacked

Read here:
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/02/breaches-galore-as-cryptome-hacked-to-infect-visitors-with-malware.ars

I wouldn't go to Cryptome for a while with any Windows computer, until they get this sorted out.  Otherwise, they're a great resource for leaks.  Better than Wikileaks in my opinion, and they don't seem to have to jump from server to server playing hide and seek the way Wikileaks does.  Although they might have to now.

The breach occurred at Network Solutions, not at Cryptome itself.

This also prompts me to say, back up your data early and often.

The Ragtag Band of Roving Brie Thieves

I had a weird dream about a month ago.  I think I'd been reading conspiracy stuff (oh, what's new) before bed.

Anyway, I dreamed I was in a ragtag band of maybe 4 or 5 people hiking across the countryside.  There were no other people or even farm animals in sight.  The roads were deserted. But we came upon a warehouse/research facility and were sort of captured by this group of what might have been government scientists.  I'm not sure they had weapons, maybe we were just outnumbered, or hungry.

They told us that it was weird that we had survived whatever had rendered the countryside deserted, and that we couldn't leave because they wanted to figure out how/why.  They didn't have a real place to put us up for the night so we were shown to the warehouse, where there were many rows of plain black coffins with a nosegay of 3 fresh roses on top of each.  These roses were 1 each of white, red and yellow on each coffin.  They made us beds that were lined up in rows with these coffins.  So we were lying in these beds and I noticed that on top of the covers for each of us was pinned a similar nosegay.  Creepy!

I told my compadres that we had to leave, that if we fell asleep here we'd never wake up.  So we raided their kitchen before we left.  We stole a round of brie and several loaves of artisan bread.  I felt indignant that elsewhere people were being told there was no food to be had, that they were basically starving, and these guys had brie.  It meant people were being lied to and starved on purpose.  As we started out again across the countryside, this booming narrator voice came on saying, "They realized the import of what they had done".  I realized that for stealing their food, or maybe for just knowing they were there, we would be hunted now, and our cross country trek would become a lot more interesting real soon.

The dream sort of reminded me of a cross between the murals at the Denver International Airport and a D&D game.

Beware of Falling F-BOMBs - Disposable Drones


Someone with DARPA funding has invented disposable spy drones.  The purpose of them being disposable is to thwart people from tracing them back to whoever sent them.  They are called, humorously, “F-BOMBS”.

And Global Guerrillas yesterday exhorted people to get their own drones before they outlaw civilian hobby drones entirely, so as to democratize the knowledge of how drones work and keep Big Brother from using them too asymmetrically on the populace.
At between $300 and $500 each to assemble your own drone, that's disposable dixie cups for DARPA and not so disposable for the average civilian hobbyist.  But it's what's between your ears that's not so disposable, and can't be so easily confiscated.

Life is Like a Box of US Bonds


You never know what you're gonna get.

According to some source of David Wilcock, 3 out of 4 boxes of US Bonds made in the Philippines is totally fake, and every box of real bonds has at least 20% fakes, so that any real bond holder could be arrested at any time and the Secret Service can confiscate the real bonds too.
http://www.divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/1026-financial-tyranny-final

I didn’t know the bonds came pre-packaged in boxes.  That’s weird.  Can you only buy them by the box?  Also, why are they making them in the Philippines?  Is it similar to how a lot of other countries print their money in Brooklyn, New York?  Are some boxes made elsewhere than the Philippines, and how does their fakeness stack up against the other ones?

How does someone making real bonds make fake ones?  How do you make the fake ones "fake"?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Myrmidons

I'm sick of eating clay pigeons!
I had a dream where underground there were a million clones waiting to come out and take over topside, like so many ants. They were bred for whatever role they were going to play.  Unlike the terra cotta soldiers buried in China, however, they all looked the same.  At least whoever made those terra cotta soldiers gave each of them unique features.

Ironically, ants have actually taken over, there is one colony of Argentine ants that is so large it's taken over every continent but Antarctica.  Ants don't attack their own colony, and these ants recognize each other all over the place.  Except in Japan.  Apparently there are some of these ants in Japan that think they're a different colony still.

I guess if I'm being prescient, and there are Myrmidons underground, then who is Achilles?  And does this modern day Achilles have the proverbial heel? 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Rash of 1934 US Bond Scams

I just found this thing:
http://upintelligence.multiply.com/reviews/item/28
Some scammers got caught in Spain in 2010 selling bags of millions in fake 1934 US bonds for about 40,000 Euros per bag.  They also got caught with a plate for printing them.  They had already scammed several businessmen.  This trick is one of the the oldest ones in the book. There is a similar scam where they sell a guy on the street a bag of "hot" money and they switch it for pieces of newspaper. 

Those US bonds that the two Japanese guys got caught with in Italy in 2009 were also from 1934.

Now, not to jump to any conclusions or anything.  It could be one batch is real and the other batch is fake.  Here are the possibilities:

1. Gangsters, or maybe a sovereign nation in collusion with gangsters, were trying to make a lot of money with these bonds, which are probably easier to counterfeit than modern cash, seeing as they were from 1934 when they didn't have water marks and strips in them.  They got caught, and then some conspiracy theorists got fed a story about the Dragon Family by someone and they printed it. 

2. Some group (or groups) possess a whole lot of genuine 1934 bonds.  But the US is broke and can't redeem them.  So the US set up these gangsters (who didn't know what was really happening) with really good fake bonds that were printed HERE with the original paper and equipment, hoping that the whole batch of 1934 bonds would come into question and become worthless.  They could have added deliberate typos to add more questions.

(this then makes me wonder, is the Dragon Family itself a fiction?  How could a rogue Chinese imperial family survive, while telling a Westerner they have gobs of gold, in the middle of Communist China?  And then is this Keenan guy really a spy?)

3. Someone wants to make the US look bad.  They print up, using the same brand or similar antiquated printing presses, some fake US bonds.  Whoever they are, if the bonds looked real, they have to have gotten their hands on an original and known something about printing.  But it doesn't matter if there are real 1934 bonds out there, because their goal would have been to make the US look like a deadbeat that weasels out on its debts.

So there's three possibilities.  I'm sure there's more but I just found a pithy quote so I'm off to another section of the blog for a minute.