Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Batman Shooter Was On Psych Meds

http://www.prisonplanet.com/aurora-phase-2-dr-lynne-fenton-the-batman-killer-the-drugs-and-the-drug-money.html

This article (also on Natural News) says there are pharmaceutical company damage-control people swarming over Aurora, CO now, trying to find out what drugs the Batman shooter James Holmes was on.

His shrink, Dr. Lynne Fenton, was reprimanded a few years ago for prescribing drugs to herself and others and not putting it in their patient records.  I have a feeling she's going to be made to take the fall for this, and the drugs themselves will not be blamed. But they should, even if she's also at fault.

What can we do about this?

Just get off the psych meds if you're on them.  They're no good for most people, but they're overprescribed because they're big money. If you're on Prozac, Paxil, etc. (any psych med but especially SSRI's) and you think it's making you crazier than you were, not working, or if it's making you twitch, or not be able to have an orgasm, or anything else annoying like that, you might want to wean yourself from them and try something else.  Some people have had luck treating their own psych problems with large doses of Vitamin B. Others have tried sitting in front of a bank of full spectrum light bulbs for a period of time per day. (sunlight helps - I don't know why they don't just go outside instead).  Vitamin D deficiencies also can make you feel blah.

Or you could try changing the things that bother you about your life.  In my opinion this is a much better solution than drugging up and checking out.  It's just hard work cutting through the inertia.  The mental part, the decision to do something major like that, is the hard part.  After the decision is made, the rest is only a matter of logistics.

The other consideration is, when the SHTF those meds may not be available, and you don't want to go cold turkey on SSRI's.  It can really damage you, or at least give you hallucinations, and make your feet sweat really bad.  Also trying to wean off them WHILE the SHTF would be hard as well, even if you didn't need to go cold turkey.  Better to do it now.

Jerusalem Artichokes Perfect for Guerrilla Gardening

credit: Wikimedia Commons
 I'm on my 2nd year of growing Jerusalem artichokes.  I grew one last year as an experiment and dug it out after it overwintered.  I must have missed some tubers or maybe the seeds took, because this year I have a patch of them.  They are competing with my mint to see who can dominate the bishops weed. (all very aggressive plants).  This is a plant related to the sunflower, but with a lot of 2-inch diameter yellow flowers that resemble black-eyed Susans.

The Jerusalem artichoke is neither an artichoke nor from Jerusalem.  It's native to the US.

I was doing some reading to find out when to harvest these things, and if I want tubers instead of forage for cows, then it'll have to be in November at the earliest, and I don't want to cut the stems off before then.  The interesting thing, though, is if I refrigerate these tubers, the mostly inulin starch will change to fructose.  This will make them sweet and less farty. (Inulin makes you fart, like beans) I might even be able to brew alcohol from them. Or I can dehydrate them for my pantry.  I had thought to get some sugar beet seeds, but maybe it won't be necessary, although it would be nice to have both.

Jerusalem artichokes are a weed.  They don't have many diseases, and they stand up good to stem borer bugs. i.e. the bugs will try but they won't kill the plants.  As a weed, they'd be a perfect plant to guerrilla garden on the sides of roads where they don't mow.  When the SHTF maybe they won't mow as much.  If they do get mowed down, the tubers will still survive, but be smaller.  It would be a way to still have sugar even if they ban it, or if the movement of goods is so restricted that cane sugar can't come up north.

Now I need to find a northern source of caffeine and I'll be all set.


Saudi Spy Chief Prince Bandar is Dead, Sauds Won't Confirm

This guy Prince Bandar was just a few days ago made chief intel officer of Saudi Arabia.  It appears he was then killed by the Syrian government in a bomb blast on July 26, only a couple days after the announcement of his promotion.

http://disquietreservations.blogspot.com/2012/07/unofficial-reports-al-qaedas-chief.html

He is also thought to be Al Qaeda's chief financier, and he got along great with GWB.  The article I linked to says that he was our CIA contact in Saudi. 

If he was financing Al Qaeda, and the CIA knew it and were friends with him anyway, this just underscores what the conspiracy press has been saying all along - that Al Qaeda is just a false-flag arm of the CIA, for the purpose of creating a fake enemy so we can have an excuse to try and dominate the Middle East.  And GWB was probably in on the joke.

So it seems the CIA no longer has such a nice contact in Saudi Arabia.  Their grip is slipping.  Maybe they have a backup plan, but it can't be as nice as knowing the head of intel, unless they are just as good friends with the next guy too.  This could have a serious effect on their grip down there.

Significantly, the Sauds won't confirm if he's dead or alive. Who do they think he is, Schrodinger's Cat?


Monday, July 30, 2012

Ebola Outbreak in Uganda Reaches Capital

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/uganda-ebola-outbreak-reaches-capital

Ebola virus is the most virulent disease in the world.  It is a hemorrhagic fever, and is both an infectious and a contagious disease (in other words you can get it by touch, and by breathing if they cough on you).  It makes your blood cells explode, basically, although that's not a real technical description.  Symptoms include fever, aches and pains, vomiting, diarrhea, and blood in your bodily secretions.  Mostly it spreads by contact with bodily secretions of someone who has it.  It takes only a few days to die, and it's around 55% fatal.  Also the disease develops quickly in people who are exposed to it. (short incubation period).

 There are 4 strains of ebola, all from Africa, and apparently nobody knows how it came into being.  It showed up in the 1970's.  The symptoms are just like Marburg disease and also resemble a lot of other tropical diseases, so testing is important to know what it is.

There is a vaccine for ebola but it's a series of them and it takes 6 months to complete the course of vaccines, so an outbreak is too late to start with it if you're trying to avoid that outbreak.

The good news is that this disease only tends to turn epidemic in places with horrible sanitation, where people are sharing needles and not sterilizing them and that sort of thing.  Places with decent hospitals, that know to isolate patients and wear gowns and gloves and masks while handling the patients, don't have epidemics of ebola so much.  So we probably don't need to worry about an ebola outbreak jumping to the US through an airport and becoming an epidemic.  If it did, not too many people would get sick before they had it under control.

The government of Uganda is telling people not to touch each other, kiss or have sex, and if they have a relative that they think died of ebola, to not bury them themselves but call for health workers to do it.  The bodily fluids of the dead are still contagious.

Here's the wikipedia article on ebola where I got my info on the disease:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola

Excellent Gun Rant

Silicon Greybeard's open letter to the gun control nuts.

http://thesilicongraybeard.blogspot.com/2012/07/confidential-to-gun-grabbers.html

What he said.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

What Was That Mystery Brew?

This morning I found two bottles of mystery home brew in someone's trash with a mysterious number "9" on the cap.  I chilled them and opened one about an hour ago.
It was vinegar.  Pretty strong too.  Nice and sour.
Or maybe it was alegar. (vinegarized beer).

I once accidentally brewed 10 gallons of alegar. Mine wasn't nearly as strong as this.  Maybe it needs to age.  The odd thing was this wasn't at all carbonated. You'd expect a bottle of beer turned alegar in the bottle to at least have a little gas in it.

I think I will pickle some purslane with it.  I put a tasting cork in it and put it back in the fridge for now.

Another Gun Ban Bill

Well, we didn't get to relax very long now did we?  Surprise surprise.

Schumer’s hi-cap magazine ban bill is in the Senate tomorrow, get on the phone with your Senator asap and tell them to vote it down. It’s a ban on carrying anything more than a 10 round magazine and it has jail time.

UN Gun Treaty Talks Break Down, NRA Helped

http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/united-nations-arms-trade-treaty/

PRAISE THE LORD!
(And pass the ammo).

This is very encouraging.  The article credits the NRA with derailing the UN small arms treaty talks.  The NRA has official NGO status and goes to UN meetings to make sure our 2nd Amendment rights are respected.  I think I'll send them some money next time I get paid. THANK YOU, NRA!

I have to ask, what business is it of the rest of the world's that Americans have guns in America?  We're not bothering anybody.  What does China or Russia or Iran care if Americans in America can defend themselves and their homes and families with guns? (This is a rhetorical question)

Private American gun owners are not running all over the world shooting people in foreign countries.  That's our military.  We're not selling AK's to Mexican drug lords.  That's our DOJ trying some kind of stunt.

Private gun owners are not all running around shooting up theaters.  That was one nut bag who was probably on drugs.  If people had been allowed to carry their weapons into the theater, that guy would have died from return fire and not killed so many. 

If the DOJ can allow guns to walk to Las Zetas, knowing a lot of people would die; if they can gun down Randy Weaver's wife and kids; if they can blow up the Branch Davidians with all those little kids in there, all for "gun control", what else can they do?  If this Joker guy turns out to be a patsy I won't be surprised. But even if not, they never let a good crisis go to waste.

I really feel for all the people who died needlessly because of gun control.  It's senseless.  I am happy the NRA was able to stop the treaty, but it ain't over, I'm sure.  Don't relax too much folks.

Who Needs Black Holes and Time Warps?

...When there is a chance to argue politics for hours with someone's liberal Kalifornia FB friends that I don't know?

Argh.  One of them was particularly annoying, he kept twisting everything I said into straw man arguments.  "Do you really mean [insert twisted illogical extreme]?  Please give specific citations and examples of everything!" AKA  "I look forward to your wasting the next hour writing a dissertation so I can twist that too in one sentence!  Meanwhile I'll make ten snarky and inflammatory ad hominem comments in a row!"

I finally told him I thought everyone should have heavy weapons and I wanted my very own pink Sherman tank.  He pissed me off so bad.  (Once I get my tank painted up all purty, I'll invite him over.)

The sad part is, probably fully half of these idiots are making a salary doing this, on our tax dollars.

Meanwhile someone else in this crowd is saying there are all these new psych studies "proving" that Republicans have less brains than Democrats.  I have also heard of research showing the opposite is true.  I wonder who is funding all these so called "studies".  What a waste of my tax dollars.  Who cares which of these two circus clown troupes has the least brains?  I want my money back. (no offense to real circus clowns, who could probably run the country better and make us laugh at the same time)

Well, I got something done yesterday.  I got a pair of used army desert boots for relatively cheap in a thrift store.  Not as cheap as I would like, but they actually fit my fat little feet. I've been buying clodhopper type boots from time to time when I see them cheap, I guess I have 3 or 4 pairs now - and then some of them turn out to be too narrow and squish my little toe, after I've worn them a while. (like I said I have fat little feet). I am struck, however, by the raw fabric edge inside these.  You'd think that for all the money spent on war, that they'd get the soldiers some decently made footwear.  Footwear is very important.  Everything else rides on it, so to speak.  My roommate who was in the Army says they're winter desert boots.  I was hoping for summer, but whatever.  He says they will be real warm if I get the wool Army socks.  I'm thinking that edge needs some seam tape over it, or at least spray some fray-guard.

Today on the way home from church I found a bunch of useful stuff in someone's trash. It looked like a set-out, or maybe someone moved out, because there wasn't a mattress or couch, so maybe this is what they left behind when they moved and then someone put the leftovers out.  An Army (or Air Force? see below) olive drab jacket liner that fits me, an Air Force ROTC manual on leadership (AU-24) (that'll be either fascinating or really boring reading, but maybe both because each chapter is by someone else), some toys for older kids (erector sets, Legos and stuff, all in handy plastic cases), some beer bottles of mystery home brew with a "6" or a "9" on the caps (is it love potion number 9?), and a couple nice towels.  I'm wondering where the jacket went that went to that liner.  I also scored a bike inner tube.  That would be good for a slingshot band.

The brew is in the fridge getting cold, we'll see what it is when I open it, hopefully it's home brew beer and not someone's biology experiment they were stashing in beer bottles.  The fact that they capped it with beer caps and not some improvised corks is encouraging.

Meat to Go Through the Roof

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/drou-j28.shtml
Article about the drought causing worldwide food inflation soon.
Last time this happened we had the Arab Spring.  Nothing like hunger to make people riot.

If they don't stop reserving 40% of the corn crop for ethanol, we're going to have some very expensive pork and chicken this winter.  People won't be able to afford protein.  Eggs either, because they're from hens that need to be fed corn.

The drought means the price of everything will go up, corn is in practically every prepared food anymore, and animals eat it, and - anyway, if you can get a pressure canner, go get one, buy meat now (the price is down because farmers can't afford to feed animals so they're just slaughtering them for meat market, which brought the price down), and can away.

I'd also get peanuts and dried beans, if you serve them with rice it's a complete protein.  But animal protein is more concentrated.

Don't overlook bush meat.  Raccoons, squirrels, pigeons, rabbits, deer, rats, groundhogs, possum, fish.  Even mealworms.  (if I had to eat them though, I'd grind them up so I couldn't tell what they were).

Anyway, the chances of the Green Nazis lessening up on the ethanol production are slim, it's too much of a racket, and they want us to starve to death anyway to "save the earth."  For them, that is.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Power Pwn - DARPA Funded Spy Power Strip

http://www.zdnet.com/power-pwn-this-darpa-funded-power-strip-will-hack-your-network-7000001331/

I stole this link as well from Survivalblog.com.

If you are a network admin, you might want to seal the connections to your power strips with tamper evident stickers.  That way if there's some kind of short you can still yank the stuff out of the wall, but if someone tries to switch it out, you'll know.  You'll also have to keep looking at everyone's equipment daily and make sure there isn't an unapproved power strip in there somewhere.  What a headache.  

In a small to mid size corporation it would be so easy to swap the boss' power strip with one of these when he goes to lunch.  With a price point of about $1,000, they'd be the perfect corporate espionage tool for the competition. Or a disgruntled employee, if they wanted to spend $1,000 for revenge. 

In some large corporations, though, they search everyone at the door.  I once had an opportunity to visit a stereo manufacturer, and it was locked down tight as a drum. They don't want anyone stealing data from them.  I also once worked at a bank's lockbox, same thing.

On the other hand, sometimes these corporate giants are tightly secure in their headquarters but sloppy in their factories or satellite offices: one time years ago I got let go from a temp office job at a chemical plant, but then they almost immediately after telling me they were letting me go, didn't make me leave right away but instead asked me to go shred papers in another, unoccupied building all by myself (where the big industrial shredder was), and as I shredded I looked at the papers and found it was the secret formula for their new product!!!!  What were they thinking?  (I just shredded.  It seemed so strange that they would do this, I thought they might be trying to entrap me.  And then, it wasn't my formula anyway) 

Someone could even start a fly by night temp service (or get a sales job at a real temp service, although that would be more difficult) or a cleaning service, just to place these things.

If the spy was worried about getting searched, they could have it delivered in a box of office supplies.Might even be able to get the office geek to install it for them, just put it in the supply closet and "accidentally" break the existing strip.

I could see hacktivists making something like the Power Pwn for a lot cheaper, too.  Why trust something made with DARPA funding anyway? It might have unwanted back doors.

I have a sneaky imagination.  If I wasn't such a loudmouth and hadn't had a conscience I might have made a good spy.

MOLLE Madness LOL

This is hilarious!  I got this link from Survivalblog.com



Airsoft Mall Ninja Silliness.  I think he would fall down if he took a step.

Some Gun Maker Links

http://www.cncguns.com many projects
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11770 Plastic AR lower receiver 3-D printing, same guy as below, but Thingverse might get nervous some day and yank the design, so I give you both links.
http://haveblue.org/?p=1041 Plastic AR lower receiver 3-D printing (very slow website, may time out on you, keep trying)
http://www.gunco.net/forums/f163/ak-47-lower-receiver-blank-build-tutorial-6806/ Machining an AK-47 lower receiver from a blank

Someone would have to understand both guns and machine tools to be successful at this, I think.  In the US it's a dying art because all the jobs went to China.  However, I don't think the learning curve is insurmountable.  A gun is a machine like a car, and there's plenty of auto mechanics out there.  If someone can understand how a car is put together they can understand a gun.

Disclaimer: The lower receiver is the part that the ATF cares about the most.  As far as I understand it, it's legal to make your own private lower receiver for private personal use, as long as you never try to sell it.  BUT, if you are concerned about legality, look into it.  There might be local or state laws too.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Raw Milk Man James Stewart Abducted By Thugs

http://www.prisonplanet.com/public-vigil-red-alert-raw-milk-advocate-james-stewart-seized-by-armed-bounty-hunters-driving-unmarked-vehicles-with-no-plates.html

No ID
No badges
No license plates

Captured on film and now on YouTube. (click link above)
Anyone know these assholes?

I think Stewart needed a bodyguard.  This is so overkill it's incredible.  He was tortured in jail for 8 days when he got arrested the first time. 

Kalifornia is so corrupt.  Might even be worse than Connecticut, Taxachusetts or New Jersey.

Why Big Bankers Want to Break Up Big Banks Now

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-07-27/top-bankers-call-break-giant-banks
A big laundry list of top banksters are urging the breakup of the biggest banks. (See list at link above).

The reason is they are trying to avoid a gigantic bank run should any one big bankster have to go to jail for fraud.  I guess they think if they break up into a bunch of little banks that we won't lose confidence in the banking system.

But they think they're Too Big To Jail.  Maybe also they hope their underlings will take the fall, not them. 

But here it says it's really because they see that it's fraud which is both the MO of the big banks, and the reason why the banking system will fail; and that smaller banks might not perpetrate as much fraud.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/11869.html
Or maybe they will get away with it easier.  I'm a suspicious little pessimist, ain't I? 

I have already lost confidence.  I still have an account, but I keep as little in it as I can manage without bouncing checks.  Not that I'm rich in the first place, but I've been sinking it into preps.  Lately I have bought a lot of aged manure.  It's cheap, and I can increase the amount of growing space in my back yard that way.  Just call it brown gold.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The CFL Bulb Racket!

CFL Bulbs are a racket!  They start off "Free" (with coupons on your energy bill, and subsidized with tax money) then they will go up to $12 like they did in Australia, once they ban the incandescent ones.  They're dimmer for the first minute or two of the bulb being on, but most people turn lights on for like 30 seconds if they're just passing through a room or going to pee at night.  And they don't really save you any money, but they poison the planet with mercury.  Health problems result from the bulbs: mercury poisoning, cancer, seizures, IQ drop of 20 points, headaches, facial burns if too close to the bulb, etc.  And the bulbs burn out 10 times sooner than advertised, and much sooner than incandescent ones.


Last time I saw a sale on incandescent bulbs I got like 50 of them.

You might save 4 bucks on your energy bill PER YEAR from the CFL's, but the cost of getting cancer can be a million dollars, easy.  What is the cost over their lifetimes of your children having an IQ of 20 less points?  What is the cost to humanity of all those broken CFL bulbs in landfills leaching into the water table?

Just sayin'.

3-D Printed Weapons

globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2012/07/printing-weapons-at-home-for-fun-and-mayhem.html

Someone has figured out how to make firearms at home with an older model 3-D printer.
Here's his site, although it's slooooooow.  And it's probably getting overwhelmed with hits right now.
haveblue.org/?p=1041

I am assuming that you would still need steel machined parts for the receiver, barrel, etc., unless there's a printer out there that can do steel.  I thought they just did plastic, but I might be wrong.  

Even if they confiscated every gun in America there would soon be more, as long as there were 3-D printers around.  I can see there being designer stocks soon, with artwork and stuff. 

Obama's Stupid AK-47 Comment

“AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war.”

Not to nitpick, but is he aware that our soldiers don't carry AK-47's?  It's a Soviet made weapon.  So if they belong in the hands of soldiers, it wouldn't be our soldiers, but maybe an enemy.  You'd think that growing up in foreign countries where there was conflict, and being raised by Communists, he would know this.

Or perhaps he means these African child soldiers here?  They've got AK's. 

I bet that the sales of AK's goes through the roof now.  The Great Pretender is the best gun salesman ever.

Notice also that the only two choices he gave were soldier or crook.  He left out the millions of law abiding, responsible gun owners.  But that's who he's really trying to disarm.  Because the real reason for disarming one's own populace is to kill bunches of them after they can't fight back.  Stalin did it.  Hitler did it.  Pol Pot did it.  Don't let this guy do it to us.

Our lives depend on this.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ron Paul's Audit the Fed Bill Passes House

It passed the House 324-98.  NICE MARGIN. :-) Now for the Senate.  That will be a harder nut to crack.
See here http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-07-25/federal-reserve-audit-bill-passes-house
You can also follow the bill here http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d112:8:./temp/~bdYtr6::|/bss/|
and the corresponding Senate bill here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:SN00202:|/bss/|

Batman Shooter Has Black Ops Ties, What a Surprise

http://disquietreservations.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-deep-state-rises-end-of-lone-gunman.html
The Excavator reports that the Batman shooter came from a family that had a history of secret government research.  He mentions that this guy was a promising Ph.D candidate wunderkind until about a month ago when he started flunking out.  This makes it sound like he was fine until suddenly a month ago.

But what I know about paranoid schizophrenia, which is what I suspect the shooter has, is that it sneaks up on you.  People who have it are able to hide it for a long time (years) before they get to some kind of critical mass and can't anymore. The paranoia part keeps them from seeking help sometimes.

Also, if he was a mind control experiment victim, i.e. a Manchurian candidate, he might have been walking wounded for a long time, perhaps even since childhood, with some program lodged in his subconscious and waiting to be activated.  I won't eliminate this possibility.  It seems also that a lot of these "lone gunmen" turn out later to have been framed and drugged.  I won't eliminate that possibility either.

Now for the gun rant.

The major news media has been banging on and on about the guy's arsenal and the amount of ammo he had.  One thing I have to point out is I wouldn't say his arsenal was all that big, compared to some gunnies I know. Also even if he had thousands of rounds, a man cannot carry that many rounds.  It would be too heavy.  He could have accomplished his spree with less than a hundred rounds, which is only a couple boxes of ammo, or even less than one box in some cases.

The gun is not the deadly part, it's the mind of the owner. There are gun collectors with hundreds of guns, who wouldn't hurt a flea, and there are killers who don't have guns, who would use their bare hands to kill you for looking at them funny.  I know gunnies who are complete soft touches.  One adopts stray cats because he doesn't want them destroyed by the shelter.  Another gets choked up teaching the history part of Appleseed.  These people are not killers.

Also, smart gun people want to stay safe.  A friend of mine told me that the shooter had been rejected from a gun club because he was acting bizarre and leaving bizarre messages on their machine.  The gun club was right to reject him, they were trying to keep their members (and themselves) safe. 

Restricting firearms is not going to prevent mass murders.  Killers will just start using poison instead, or homemade bombs, if they want to kill a bunch of people and they can't get a firearm.

I would say that the only hope for having stopped this guy before his spree would have been for someone who knew him to try and find out what was going on, as a friend.  Not that they have a legal duty to do so, but a moral duty.  If you know someone who seems to be suffering from a mental illness, and they seem to have slid lately, look in on them, and make sure they are OK.  We'll have to do that ourselves anyway more and more, as the state continues to fail.  People need to step up and be responsible themselves, and take care of each other.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gunshot Wound First Aid

Here are a couple of links to articles on how to treat someone with a gunshot wound.

http://brasstard.com/2011/11/06/first-aid-gunshot-wounds/#more-814

http://www.thesurvivaldoctor.com/2012/07/24/gunshot-treatment

They don't say it, but tampons are supposed to be good for gunshot wounds. You can stuff one in the wound and then put a bandage over it.

I should caution people: this first aid is just so someone can survive long enough that you can take them to a real doctor.  It should not substitute for a doctor.


What COINTEL Trolls and Sock Puppets Do

From http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm
And my note: I have met people like this in real life.  It's called SOCIOPATHY when they do it in real life. Which leads me to my next point, if you believe in a holographic universe, i.e. the big picture is like the small picture, that means the people ordering these spies to do this are sociopaths, and the spies may also be to some extent sociopaths with a license.
Here then is Cryptome's article

The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies


A sends:
The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies (spooks, feds, etc.)

http://pastebin.com/irj4Fyd5

1. COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum
2. Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation
3. Eight Traits of the Disinformationalist
4. How to Spot a Spy (Cointelpro Agent)
5. Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression
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COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum..

There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a 'uncontrolled forum.'

Technique #1 - 'FORUM SLIDING'

If a very sensitive posting of a critical nature has been posted on a forum - it can be quickly removed from public view by 'forum sliding.' In this technique a number of unrelated posts are quietly prepositioned on the forum and allowed to 'age.' Each of these misdirectional forum postings can then be called upon at will to trigger a 'forum slide.' The second requirement is that several fake accounts exist, which can be called upon, to ensure that this technique is not exposed to the public. To trigger a 'forum slide' and 'flush' the critical post out of public view it is simply a matter of logging into each account both real and fake and then 'replying' to prepositined postings with a simple 1 or 2 line comment. This brings the unrelated postings to the top of the forum list, and the critical posting 'slides' down the front page, and quickly out of public view. Although it is difficult or impossible to censor the posting it is now lost in a sea of unrelated and unuseful postings. By this means it becomes effective to keep the readers of the forum reading unrelated and non-issue items.

Technique #2 - 'CONSENSUS CRACKING'

A second highly effective technique (which you can see in operation all the time at www.abovetopsecret.com) is 'consensus cracking.' To develop a consensus crack, the following technique is used. Under the guise of a fake account a posting is made which looks legitimate and is towards the truth is made - but the critical point is that it has a VERY WEAK PREMISE without substantive proof to back the posting. Once this is done then under alternative fake accounts a very strong position in your favour is slowly introduced over the life of the posting. It is IMPERATIVE that both sides are initially presented, so the uninformed reader cannot determine which side is the truth. As postings and replies are made the stronger 'evidence' or disinformation in your favour is slowly 'seeded in.' Thus the uninformed reader will most like develop the same position as you, and if their position is against you their opposition to your posting will be most likely dropped. However in some cases where the forum members are highly educated and can counter your disinformation with real facts and linked postings, you can then 'abort' the consensus cracking by initiating a 'forum slide.'

Technique #3 - 'TOPIC DILUTION'

Topic dilution is not only effective in forum sliding it is also very useful in keeping the forum readers on unrelated and non-productive issues. This is a critical and useful technique to cause a 'RESOURCE BURN.' By implementing continual and non-related postings that distract and disrupt (trolling ) the forum readers they are more effectively stopped from anything of any real productivity. If the intensity of gradual dilution is intense enough, the readers will effectively stop researching and simply slip into a 'gossip mode.' In this state they can be more easily misdirected away from facts towards uninformed conjecture and opinion. The less informed they are the more effective and easy it becomes to control the entire group in the direction that you would desire the group to go in. It must be stressed that a proper assessment of the psychological capabilities and levels of education is first determined of the group to determine at what level to 'drive in the wedge.' By being too far off topic too quickly it may trigger censorship by a forum moderator.

Technique #4 - 'INFORMATION COLLECTION'

Information collection is also a very effective method to determine the psychological level of the forum members, and to gather intelligence that can be used against them. In this technique in a light and positive environment a 'show you mine so me yours' posting is initiated. From the number of replies and the answers that are provided much statistical information can be gathered. An example is to post your 'favourite weapon' and then encourage other members of the forum to showcase what they have. In this matter it can be determined by reverse proration what percentage of the forum community owns a firearm, and or a illegal weapon. This same method can be used by posing as one of the form members and posting your favourite 'technique of operation.' From the replies various methods that the group utilizes can be studied and effective methods developed to stop them from their activities.

Technique #5 - 'ANGER TROLLING'

Statistically, there is always a percentage of the forum posters who are more inclined to violence. In order to determine who these individuals are, it is a requirement to present a image to the forum to deliberately incite a strong psychological reaction. From this the most violent in the group can be effectively singled out for reverse IP location and possibly local enforcement tracking. To accomplish this only requires posting a link to a video depicting a local police officer massively abusing his power against a very innocent individual. Statistically of the million or so police officers in America there is always one or two being caught abusing there powers and the taping of the activity can be then used for intelligence gathering purposes - without the requirement to 'stage' a fake abuse video. This method is extremely effective, and the more so the more abusive the video can be made to look. Sometimes it is useful to 'lead' the forum by replying to your own posting with your own statement of violent intent, and that you 'do not care what the authorities think!!' inflammation. By doing this and showing no fear it may be more effective in getting the more silent and self-disciplined violent intent members of the forum to slip and post their real intentions. This can be used later in a court of law during prosecution.

Technique #6 - 'GAINING FULL CONTROL'

It is important to also be harvesting and continually maneuvering for a forum moderator position. Once this position is obtained, the forum can then be effectively and quietly controlled by deleting unfavourable postings - and one can eventually steer the forum into complete failure and lack of interest by the general public. This is the 'ultimate victory' as the forum is no longer participated with by the general public and no longer useful in maintaining their freedoms. Depending on the level of control you can obtain, you can deliberately steer a forum into defeat by censoring postings, deleting memberships, flooding, and or accidentally taking the forum offline. By this method the forum can be quickly killed. However it is not always in the interest to kill a forum as it can be converted into a 'honey pot' gathering center to collect and misdirect newcomers and from this point be completely used for your control for your agenda purposes.

CONCLUSION

Remember these techniques are only effective if the forum participants DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THEM. Once they are aware of these techniques the operation can completely fail, and the forum can become uncontrolled. At this point other avenues must be considered such as initiating a false legal precidence to simply have the forum shut down and taken offline. This is not desirable as it then leaves the enforcement agencies unable to track the percentage of those in the population who always resist attempts for control against them. Many other techniques can be utilized and developed by the individual and as you develop further techniques of infiltration and control it is imperative to share then with HQ.
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Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation

Note: The first rule and last five (or six, depending on situation) rules are generally not directly within the ability of the traditional disinfo artist to apply. These rules are generally used more directly by those at the leadership, key players, or planning level of the criminal conspiracy or conspiracy to cover up.

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don't discuss it -- especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it's not reported, it didn't happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.

2. Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the 'How dare you!' gambit.

3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method which works especially well with a silent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such 'arguable rumors'. If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a 'wild rumor' from a 'bunch of kids on the Internet' which can have no basis in fact.

4. Use a straw man. Find or create a seeming element of your opponent's argument which you can easily knock down to make yourself look good and the opponent to look bad. Either make up an issue you may safely imply exists based on your interpretation of the opponent/opponent arguments/situation, or select the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Amplify their significance and destroy them in a way which appears to debunk all the charges, real and fabricated alike, while actually avoiding discussion of the real issues.

5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also known as the primary 'attack the messenger' ploy, though other methods qualify as variants of that approach. Associate opponents with unpopular titles such as 'kooks', 'right-wing', 'liberal', 'left-wing', 'terrorists', 'conspiracy buffs', 'radicals', 'militia', 'racists', 'religious fanatics', 'sexual deviates', and so forth. This makes others shrink from support out of fear of gaining the same label, and you avoid dealing with issues.

6. Hit and Run. In any public forum, make a brief attack of your opponent or the opponent position and then scamper off before an answer can be fielded, or simply ignore any answer. This works extremely well in Internet and letters-to-the-editor environments where a steady stream of new identities can be called upon without having to explain criticism, reasoning -- simply make an accusation or other attack, never discussing issues, and never answering any subsequent response, for that would dignify the opponent's viewpoint.

7. Question motives. Twist or amplify any fact which could be taken to imply that the opponent operates out of a hidden personal agenda or other bias. This avoids discussing issues and forces the accuser on the defensive.

8. Invoke authority. Claim for yourself or associate yourself with authority and present your argument with enough 'jargon' and 'minutia' to illustrate you are 'one who knows', and simply say it isn't so without discussing issues or demonstrating concretely why or citing sources.

9. Play Dumb. No matter what evidence or logical argument is offered, avoid discussing issues except with denials they have any credibility, make any sense, provide any proof, contain or make a point, have logic, or support a conclusion. Mix well for maximum effect.

10. Associate opponent charges with old news. A derivative of the straw man -- usually, in any large-scale matter of high visibility, someone will make charges early on which can be or were already easily dealt with - a kind of investment for the future should the matter not be so easily contained.) Where it can be foreseen, have your own side raise a straw man issue and have it dealt with early on as part of the initial contingency plans. Subsequent charges, regardless of validity or new ground uncovered, can usually then be associated with the original charge and dismissed as simply being a rehash without need to address current issues -- so much the better where the opponent is or was involved with the original source.

11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions. Using a minor matter or element of the facts, take the 'high road' and 'confess' with candor that some innocent mistake, in hindsight, was made -- but that opponents have seized on the opportunity to blow it all out of proportion and imply greater criminalities which, 'just isn't so.' Others can reinforce this on your behalf, later, and even publicly 'call for an end to the nonsense' because you have already 'done the right thing.' Done properly, this can garner sympathy and respect for 'coming clean' and 'owning up' to your mistakes without addressing more serious issues.

12. Enigmas have no solution. Drawing upon the overall umbrella of events surrounding the crime and the multitude of players and events, paint the entire affair as too complex to solve. This causes those otherwise following the matter to begin to lose interest more quickly without having to address the actual issues.

13. Alice in Wonderland Logic. Avoid discussion of the issues by reasoning backwards or with an apparent deductive logic which forbears any actual material fact.

14. Demand complete solutions. Avoid the issues by requiring opponents to solve the crime at hand completely, a ploy which works best with issues qualifying for rule 10.

15. Fit the facts to alternate conclusions. This requires creative thinking unless the crime was planned with contingency conclusions in place.

16. Vanish evidence and witnesses. If it does not exist, it is not fact, and you won't have to address the issue.

17. Change the subject. Usually in connection with one of the other ploys listed here, find a way to side-track the discussion with abrasive or controversial comments in hopes of turning attention to a new, more manageable topic. This works especially well with companions who can 'argue' with you over the new topic and polarize the discussion arena in order to avoid discussing more key issues.

18. Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad Opponents. If you can't do anything else, chide and taunt your opponents and draw them into emotional responses which will tend to make them look foolish and overly motivated, and generally render their material somewhat less coherent. Not only will you avoid discussing the issues in the first instance, but even if their emotional response addresses the issue, you can further avoid the issues by then focusing on how 'sensitive they are to criticism.'

19. Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs. This is perhaps a variant of the 'play dumb' rule. Regardless of what material may be presented by an opponent in public forums, claim the material irrelevant and demand proof that is impossible for the opponent to come by (it may exist, but not be at his disposal, or it may be something which is known to be safely destroyed or withheld, such as a murder weapon.) In order to completely avoid discussing issues, it may be required that you to categorically deny and be critical of media or books as valid sources, deny that witnesses are acceptable, or even deny that statements made by government or other authorities have any meaning or relevance.

20. False evidence. Whenever possible, introduce new facts or clues designed and manufactured to conflict with opponent presentations -- as useful tools to neutralize sensitive issues or impede resolution. This works best when the crime was designed with contingencies for the purpose, and the facts cannot be easily separated from the fabrications.

21. Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor, or other empowered investigative body. Subvert the (process) to your benefit and effectively neutralize all sensitive issues without open discussion. Once convened, the evidence and testimony are required to be secret when properly handled. For instance, if you own the prosecuting attorney, it can insure a Grand Jury hears no useful evidence and that the evidence is sealed and unavailable to subsequent investigators. Once a favorable verdict is achieved, the matter can be considered officially closed. Usually, this technique is applied to find the guilty innocent, but it can also be used to obtain charges when seeking to frame a victim.

22. Manufacture a new truth. Create your own expert(s), group(s), author(s), leader(s) or influence existing ones willing to forge new ground via scientific, investigative, or social research or testimony which concludes favorably. In this way, if you must actually address issues, you can do so authoritatively.

23. Create bigger distractions. If the above does not seem to be working to distract from sensitive issues, or to prevent unwanted media coverage of unstoppable events such as trials, create bigger news stories (or treat them as such) to distract the multitudes.

24. Silence critics. If the above methods do not prevail, consider removing opponents from circulation by some definitive solution so that the need to address issues is removed entirely. This can be by their death, arrest and detention, blackmail or destruction of their character by release of blackmail information, or merely by destroying them financially, emotionally, or severely damaging their health.

25. Vanish. If you are a key holder of secrets or otherwise overly illuminated and you think the heat is getting too hot, to avoid the issues, vacate the kitchen.
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Eight Traits of the Disinformationalist

1) Avoidance. They never actually discuss issues head-on or provide constructive input, generally avoiding citation of references or credentials. Rather, they merely imply this, that, and the other. Virtually everything about their presentation implies their authority and expert knowledge in the matter without any further justification for credibility.

2) Selectivity. They tend to pick and choose opponents carefully, either applying the hit-and-run approach against mere commentators supportive of opponents, or focusing heavier attacks on key opponents who are known to directly address issues. Should a commentator become argumentative with any success, the focus will shift to include the commentator as well.

3) Coincidental. They tend to surface suddenly and somewhat coincidentally with a new controversial topic with no clear prior record of participation in general discussions in the particular public arena involved. They likewise tend to vanish once the topic is no longer of general concern. They were likely directed or elected to be there for a reason, and vanish with the reason.

4) Teamwork. They tend to operate in self-congratulatory and complementary packs or teams. Of course, this can happen naturally in any public forum, but there will likely be an ongoing pattern of frequent exchanges of this sort where professionals are involved. Sometimes one of the players will infiltrate the opponent camp to become a source for straw man or other tactics designed to dilute opponent presentation strength.

5) Anti-conspiratorial. They almost always have disdain for 'conspiracy theorists' and, usually, for those who in any way believe JFK was not killed by LHO. Ask yourself why, if they hold such disdain for conspiracy theorists, do they focus on defending a single topic discussed in a NG focusing on conspiracies? One might think they would either be trying to make fools of everyone on every topic, or simply ignore the group they hold in such disdain.Or, one might more rightly conclude they have an ulterior motive for their actions in going out of their way to focus as they do.

6) Artificial Emotions. An odd kind of 'artificial' emotionalism and an unusually thick skin -- an ability to persevere and persist even in the face of overwhelming criticism and unacceptance. This likely stems from intelligence community training that, no matter how condemning the evidence, deny everything, and never become emotionally involved or reactive. The net result for a disinfo artist is that emotions can seem artificial.

Most people, if responding in anger, for instance, will express their animosity throughout their rebuttal. But disinfo types usually have trouble maintaining the 'image' and are hot and cold with respect to pretended emotions and their usually more calm or unemotional communications style. It's just a job, and they often seem unable to 'act their role in character' as well in a communications medium as they might be able in a real face-to-face conversation/confrontation. You might have outright rage and indignation one moment, ho-hum the next, and more anger later -- an emotional yo-yo.

With respect to being thick-skinned, no amount of criticism will deter them from doing their job, and they will generally continue their old disinfo patterns without any adjustments to criticisms of how obvious it is that they play that game -- where a more rational individual who truly cares what others think might seek to improve their communications style, substance, and so forth, or simply give up.

7) Inconsistent. There is also a tendency to make mistakes which betray their true self/motives. This may stem from not really knowing their topic, or it may be somewhat 'freudian', so to speak, in that perhaps they really root for the side of truth deep within.

I have noted that often, they will simply cite contradictory information which neutralizes itself and the author. For instance, one such player claimed to be a Navy pilot, but blamed his poor communicating skills (spelling, grammar, incoherent style) on having only a grade-school education. I'm not aware of too many Navy pilots who don't have a college degree. Another claimed no knowledge of a particular topic/situation but later claimed first-hand knowledge of it.

8) Time Constant. Recently discovered, with respect to News Groups, is the response time factor. There are three ways this can be seen to work, especially when the government or other empowered player is involved in a cover up operation:

a) ANY NG posting by a targeted proponent for truth can result in an IMMEDIATE response. The government and other empowered players can afford to pay people to sit there and watch for an opportunity to do some damage. SINCE DISINFO IN A NG ONLY WORKS IF THE READER SEES IT - FAST RESPONSE IS CALLED FOR, or the visitor may be swayed towards truth.

b) When dealing in more direct ways with a disinformationalist, such as email, DELAY IS CALLED FOR - there will usually be a minimum of a 48-72 hour delay. This allows a sit-down team discussion on response strategy for best effect, and even enough time to 'get permission' or instruction from a formal chain of command.

c) In the NG example 1) above, it will often ALSO be seen that bigger guns are drawn and fired after the same 48-72 hours delay - the team approach in play. This is especially true when the targeted truth seeker or their comments are considered more important with respect to potential to reveal truth. Thus, a serious truth sayer will be attacked twice for the same sin.

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How to Spot a Spy (Cointelpro Agent)

One way to neutralize a potential activist is to get them to be in a group that does all the wrong things. Why?

1) The message doesn't get out.
2) A lot of time is wasted
3) The activist is frustrated and discouraged
4) Nothing good is accomplished.

FBI and Police Informers and Infiltrators will infest any group and they have phoney activist organizations established.

Their purpose is to prevent any real movement for justice or eco-peace from developing in this country.

Agents come in small, medium or large. They can be of any ethnic background. They can be male or female.

The actual size of the group or movement being infiltrated is irrelevant. It is the potential the movement has for becoming large which brings on the spies and saboteurs.

This booklet lists tactics agents use to slow things down, foul things up, destroy the movement and keep tabs on activists.

It is the agent's job to keep the activist from quitting such a group, thus keeping him/her under control.

In some situations, to get control, the agent will tell the activist:

"You're dividing the movement."

[Here, I have added the psychological reasons as to WHY this maneuver works to control people]

This invites guilty feelings. Many people can be controlled by guilt. The agents begin relationships with activists behind a well-developed mask of "dedication to the cause." Because of their often declared dedication, (and actions designed to prove this), when they criticize the activist, he or she - being truly dedicated to the movement - becomes convinced that somehow, any issues are THEIR fault. This is because a truly dedicated person tends to believe that everyone has a conscience and that nobody would dissimulate and lie like that "on purpose." It's amazing how far agents can go in manipulating an activist because the activist will constantly make excuses for the agent who regularly declares their dedication to the cause. Even if they do, occasionally, suspect the agent, they will pull the wool over their own eyes by rationalizing: "they did that unconsciously... they didn't really mean it... I can help them by being forgiving and accepting " and so on and so forth.

The agent will tell the activist:

"You're a leader!"

This is designed to enhance the activist's self-esteem. His or her narcissistic admiration of his/her own activist/altruistic intentions increase as he or she identifies with and consciously admires the altruistic declarations of the agent which are deliberately set up to mirror those of the activist.

This is "malignant pseudoidentification." It is the process by which the agent consciously imitates or simulates a certain behavior to foster the activist's identification with him/her, thus increasing the activist's vulnerability to exploitation. The agent will simulate the more subtle self-concepts of the activist.

Activists and those who have altruistic self-concepts are most vulnerable to malignant pseudoidentification especially during work with the agent when the interaction includes matter relating to their competency, autonomy, or knowledge.

The goal of the agent is to increase the activist's general empathy for the agent through pseudo-identification with the activist's self-concepts.

The most common example of this is the agent who will compliment the activist for his competency or knowledge or value to the movement. On a more subtle level, the agent will simulate affects and mannerisms of the activist which promotes identification via mirroring and feelings of "twinship". It is not unheard of for activists, enamored by the perceived helpfulness and competence of a good agent, to find themselves considering ethical violations and perhaps, even illegal behavior, in the service of their agent/handler.

The activist's "felt quality of perfection" [self-concept] is enhanced, and a strong empathic bond is developed with the agent through his/her imitation and simulation of the victim's own narcissistic investments. [self-concepts] That is, if the activist knows, deep inside, their own dedication to the cause, they will project that onto the agent who is "mirroring" them.

The activist will be deluded into thinking that the agent shares this feeling of identification and bonding. In an activist/social movement setting, the adversarial roles that activists naturally play vis a vis the establishment/government, fosters ongoing processes of intrapsychic splitting so that "twinship alliances" between activist and agent may render whole sectors or reality testing unavailable to the activist. They literally "lose touch with reality."

Activists who deny their own narcissistic investments [do not have a good idea of their own self-concepts and that they ARE concepts] and consciously perceive themselves (accurately, as it were) to be "helpers" endowed with a special amount of altruism are exceedingly vulnerable to the affective (emotional) simulation of the accomplished agent.

Empathy is fostered in the activist through the expression of quite visible affects. The presentation of tearfulness, sadness, longing, fear, remorse, and guilt, may induce in the helper-oriented activist a strong sense of compassion, while unconsciously enhancing the activist's narcissistic investment in self as the embodiment of goodness.

The agent's expresssion of such simulated affects may be quite compelling to the observer and difficult to distinguish from deep emotion.

It can usually be identified by two events, however:

First, the activist who has analyzed his/her own narcissistic roots and is aware of his/her own potential for being "emotionally hooked," will be able to remain cool and unaffected by such emotional outpourings by the agent.

As a result of this unaffected, cool, attitude, the Second event will occur: The agent will recompensate much too quickly following such an affective expression leaving the activist with the impression that "the play has ended, the curtain has fallen," and the imposture, for the moment, has finished. The agent will then move quickly to another activist/victim.

The fact is, the movement doesn't need leaders, it needs MOVERS. "Follow the leader" is a waste of time.

A good agent will want to meet as often as possible. He or she will talk a lot and say little. One can expect an onslaught of long, unresolved discussions.

Some agents take on a pushy, arrogant, or defensive manner:

1) To disrupt the agenda
2) To side-track the discussion
3) To interrupt repeatedly
4) To feign ignorance
5) To make an unfounded accusation against a person.

Calling someone a racist, for example. This tactic is used to discredit a person in the eyes of all other group members.

Saboteurs

Some saboteurs pretend to be activists. She or he will ....

1) Write encyclopedic flyers (in the present day, websites)
2) Print flyers in English only.
3) Have demonstrations in places where no one cares.
4) Solicit funding from rich people instead of grass roots support
5) Display banners with too many words that are confusing.
6) Confuse issues.
7) Make the wrong demands.
Cool Compromise the goal.
9) Have endless discussions that waste everyone's time. The agent may accompany the endless discussions with drinking, pot smoking or other amusement to slow down the activist's work.

Provocateurs

1) Want to establish "leaders" to set them up for a fall in order to stop the movement.
2) Suggest doing foolish, illegal things to get the activists in trouble.
3) Encourage militancy.
4) Want to taunt the authorities.
5) Attempt to make the activist compromise their values.
6) Attempt to instigate violence. Activisim ought to always be non-violent.
7) Attempt to provoke revolt among people who are ill-prepared to deal with the reaction of the authorities to such violence.

Informants

1) Want everyone to sign up and sing in and sign everything.
2) Ask a lot of questions (gathering data).
3) Want to know what events the activist is planning to attend.
4) Attempt to make the activist defend him or herself to identify his or her beliefs, goals, and level of committment.

Recruiting

Legitimate activists do not subject people to hours of persuasive dialog. Their actions, beliefs, and goals speak for themselves.

Groups that DO recruit are missionaries, military, and fake political parties or movements set up by agents.

Surveillance

ALWAYS assume that you are under surveillance.

At this point, if you are NOT under surveillance, you are not a very good activist!

Scare Tactics

They use them.

Such tactics include slander, defamation, threats, getting close to disaffected or minimally committed fellow activists to persuade them (via psychological tactics described above) to turn against the movement and give false testimony against their former compatriots. They will plant illegal substances on the activist and set up an arrest; they will plant false information and set up "exposure," they will send incriminating letters [emails] in the name of the activist; and more; they will do whatever society will allow.

This booklet in no way covers all the ways agents use to sabotage the lives of sincere an dedicated activists.

If an agent is "exposed," he or she will be transferred or replaced.

COINTELPRO is still in operation today under a different code name. It is no longer placed on paper where it can be discovered through the freedom of information act.

The FBI counterintelligence program's stated purpose: To expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, and otherwise neutralize individuals who the FBI categorize as opposed to the National Interests. "National Security" means the FBI's security from the people ever finding out the vicious things it does in violation of people's civil liberties.

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Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party.

1. Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen.

2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the "How dare you?" gambit.

3. Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors." If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through "rumors." (If they tend to believe the "rumors" it must be because they are simply "paranoid" or "hysterical.")

4. Knock down straw men. Deal only with the weakest aspects of the weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up wild rumors (or plant false stories) and give them lead play when you appear to debunk all the charges, real and fanciful alike.

5. Call the skeptics names like "conspiracy theorist," "nutcase," "ranter," "kook," "crackpot," and, of course, "rumor monger." Be sure, too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing their charges and defending the "more reasonable" government and its defenders. You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with any of the people you have thus maligned. For insurance, set up your own "skeptics" to shoot down.

6. Impugn motives. Attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are simply pursuing a partisan political agenda or are out to make money (compared to over-compensated adherents to the government line who, presumably, are not).

7. Invoke authority. Here the controlled press and the sham opposition can be very useful.

8. Dismiss the charges as "old news."

9. Come half-clean. This is also known as "confession and avoidance" or "taking the limited hangout route." This way, you create the impression of candor and honesty while you admit only to relatively harmless, less-than-criminal "mistakes." This stratagem often requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the one originally taken. With effective damage control, the fall-back position need only be peddled by stooge skeptics to carefully limited markets.

10. Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable.

11. Reason backward, using the deductive method with a vengeance. With thoroughly rigorous deduction, troublesome evidence is irrelevant. E.g. We have a completely free press. If evidence exists that the Vince Foster "suicide" note was forged, they would have reported it. They haven't reported it so there is no such evidence. Another variation on this theme involves the likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press who would report the leak.

12. Require the skeptics to solve the crime completely. E.g. If Foster was murdered, who did it and why?

13. Change the subject. This technique includes creating and/or publicizing distractions.

14. Lightly report incriminating facts, and then make nothing of them. This is sometimes referred to as "bump and run" reporting.

15. Baldly and brazenly lie. A favorite way of doing this is to attribute the "facts" furnished the public to a plausible-sounding, but anonymous, source.

16. Expanding further on numbers 4 and 5, have your own stooges "expose" scandals and champion popular causes. Their job is to pre-empt real opponents and to play 99-yard football. A variation is to pay rich people for the job who will pretend to spend their own money.

17. Flood the Internet with agents. This is the answer to the question, "What could possibly motivate a person to spend hour upon hour on Internet news groups defending the government and/or the press and harassing genuine critics?" Don t the authorities have defenders enough in all the newspapers, magazines, radio, and television? One would think refusing to print critical letters and screening out serious callers or dumping them from radio talk shows would be control enough, but, obviously, it is not.

Tony Blair Says Don't Hang the Bankers

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-07-24/tony-blair-don%E2%80%99t-hang-bankers
Here's the article.

It remarks that this meme seems to be going around because economist Nouriel Roubini also said something about hanging bankers recently http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/mainstream-economist-we-might-need-to-hang-some-bankers-to-stop-illegal-behavior.html



 (Don't kill the snakes!)

So, here's my story about bankers.

I got into mortgage lending as a job at the height or just after the height of the refi craze.  Because I wanted to understand where the money came from that was lent to people, I started learning about it, my curiosity outlasted my jobs, and just when I learned what a credit default swap was, and tried to ask a math professor about the math behind it (he didn't know), the banking crisis began its slide, and soon everyone knew about credit default swaps.

I want to apologize right now to anyone who I might have inadvertently or ignorantly gotten into a bad loan product.  One person was pushed into a very bad loan after my employer let me go for not being willing to screw him over, and took my customer from me.  They also never paid me for originating the loan, but I wouldn't have wanted payment for that disaster.  Another one, different employer and actually the best one of the three I worked for, the lender itself changed the loan at the eleventh hour without disclosing this to anyone (me included, as the underwriting dept. never told me jack squat) so it was a different deal at the closing and we found out when the HUD-1 was presented to us.  The customer was really angry, but he was so desperate for the cash from the refi, that he chose to take it.  I suspect he had the kneecappers after him or something.

Fraud was all around me.  I overheard one coworker bragging about using white-out, Photoshop and PDF-altering software to mess with customers' documents to make them qualify.  The shop I worked for then (which is closed now) one day near the end of my stint there dug out all their old files and made the receptionist retroactively stamp them with certifications that the proper Truth In Lending disclosures had been made in a timely manner.  This certification is supposed to be made within 3 days, NOT months and years later.  They also were asking her to certify something she had no idea whether it was true or not.

I was also in a real estate investment partnership.  My partner had a closing on a sandwich lease option (on a house I wasn't involved with) where the loan broker tried to have the closing without telling him and ripped him off at the closing for over $10K, but the seller called us and told us they were closing, so when we got there the broker physically threatened my partner, shut us out of the closing room, and then this broker bragged to me in yet another room how he was running a scam and making all kinds of money and invited me to join him in the scam.  WTF?!?!  We went to the FBI about it.  That is the only time I have ever gone to the feds for help, and nothing came of it.  I also called the state loan boards.  I discovered this broker was not licensed in the state he was doing the loans in, and I complained about him and sent the state copies of his advertisements.

Much later, the broker lost all his licenses, but it took at least 3 or 4 more years.  His wife also divorced him.  But I think it was the state that got him, and not the feds.  The FBI and the state agencies were overwhelmed, frankly, with all the fraud going on and this guy, although he was a total crook, was a small fish compared to some of them.  So they were concentrating on the big fish.

I was glad when I got out of that business.  It was a slimy, dirty business.  Ever since then I have had no love at all for banks or any kind of professional lenders.  I saw it from the inside.  It was a criminal enterprise in a fancy suit.

Hanging is too good for the ones who at the top, promulgated this nastiness knowingly.  And it does go all the way to the top.  It's one thing to keep your head down because you need a job, although retrospectively I probably should have whistleblew on the broker with the stamp (which would have also taken care of the white out guy).  It's quite another thing to sit there and knowingly organize a whole industry to commit fraud for years on end to make billions off of people's misery.

It does illustrate the holographic universe, though.  Greed and dishonesty percolated through all levels of the mortgage industry, from the top to the bottom.  You would have had to be blind not to see it.

One thing I took from the experience was this: the people who got screwed the worst were desperate to close.  They were in a position where they could not say no when the deal got changed at the last minute.  It is important to never let yourself get into a position like that, if you can help it.

How To Reject ICLEI (Agenda 21) From Your County

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/07/richard-rothschild-battles-local-agenda.html

This county commissioner (no relation to the Rothschild dynasty) is the first one who managed to kick ICLEI out of his county.  His interview is here.  He ran for office and won after getting a lot of grassroots support for resisting the influence of ICLEI in their county master plan.

Their basis for kicking ICLEI out was that it violated people's Constitutional rights.  It was a blueprint for a bicycle-oriented urban center, and his county is a rural one.  It was going to rezone farmlands and other lands against the wishes of the owners, restrict livestock, and take people's property rights away.

Our rights are inalienable and government is supposed to be here to protect those rights, not usurp or restrict them.  Hooray for people like Richard Rothschild!  Down with ICLEI!

BTW, I should add that the John Birch Society also has a lot of good resources for fighting ICLEI.  You might think them "extreme", but their resources are great.  And keep an open mind.  The left loves to marginalize its critics and call them crazy.  I say, crazy like a fox.  On this one, the Birchers are spot on.

FBI Scrubs Theater Attack Warning From Website

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/07/fbi-theater-attack-warning-from-may.html
I guess they checked that one off their list...

Holy Matrix, Batman!

See why TPTB want to regain control over the internet?  So people won't notice this kind of thing.
People will still notice. I hate to disappoint you fellows, but you can't unring the bell.

Audit the Fed Vote is Today in Congress

http://www.chooseliberty.org/audit_vote.aspx

If you want your representative to vote for Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill, H.R. 459, the vote is today.  The above link will let you find your representative's contact information.  I emailed because I will be working during the hours my rep might be reachable before the vote, but calling is much more effective.

You want to ask them two questions: 1. are they going to be present for the vote, and 2. Where do they stand on this bill.  Not being present is a good way to weasel out of having to go on record one way or another.  That's not acceptable.  Also let them know where you stand.  And report what they tell you on that form that I linked to as well.

I told my rep I wanted the Fed audited because I thought the ESF (Exchange Stabilization Fund) out of the NY Fed was slush funding black ops, that illegal drugs were probably secretly propping up the US economy, that any time you get big money and darkness (opacity) together in one place, you will get fiscal fungus, and that we have to expose this rot to the light of day before it ruins us.

Think I was explicit enough?  You can use my words if you want.  I actually said fiscal mushrooms, but fiscal fungus sounds better, I thought of it after.

Think they'll listen?  Then yell louder.  This morning is pretty much the last chance.

BTW, I'm aware that exposing the corruption at the Fed may well crash the US economy, but in my opinion it's a house of cards anyway at this point.  Crashing it sooner rather than later means the debt we can't pay will be smaller.  Oh, and that's our main creditor anyway, and their creation and the creation of the system whereby we owe them ever-greater amounts of money was one of the worst conspiracies of our time.  It was like getting pwned by money hackers.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saving Nickels, Saving Dimes

Here's another good reason to hoard nickels.  They're expecting the price of copper to go up considerably by the end of the year.
http://dailyresourcehunter.com/copper-surplus-cut-85/

And of course by dimes, I mean silver ones.  I think silver's undervalued right now.  It's in a bit of a dip, down to around $27.

Cardboard Bike

I swiped this off the Makery blog:
http://vimeo.com/37584656

This fellow has made a handmade cardboard bike that works and can even ride through puddles no problem (probably has lots of lacquer). There's a couple frames in the film showing a cardboard boat he made previously.

Kids at MIT sometimes make cement canoes just to prove they can make them float.  I think it's connected to a class.

Another Appleseed

I did another Appleseed this weekend.  This time I got a .22 rifle of my own, tried to do it over the stock iron sights, and although my aim standing was good, my aim prone and sitting flat out sucked.  It's mostly sight picture, I think.  My equipment seems OK, and the things I do as far as where my legs and arms are, relaxing, breathing right, not dragging wood, etc. looked good.  I think I'm going to go get a cheapie scope when I get paid.  Or Tech sights.  I haven't decided. The groups I got when I borrowed someone's rifle with tech sights were a lot tighter, and closer to the part of the target I was aiming at.  But my vision's not getting any younger, so I'll probably go for the scope.

Even though my marksmanship sucked this weekend, I'm signing up to be an instructor in training, because I think it's important that everyone learn to shoot.  It's one of those skills that every adult should have, along with driving a car, balancing a checkbook, etc.  Not just a skill - a civic duty.  And now I'm in for at least a hundred or maybe a couple hundred hours of training, and a lot of volunteer work.  And I got this neon orange hat to wear while doing it!  Ooh, swag.

Humorously, when I got home last night and was cleaning my rifle, I did something stupid and a couple parts went SPROING, and although I eventually got it all put back together, all I had to go on was an exploded view that didn't show really exactly where the parts went.  Now I know more about the trigger group than I ever thought I'd have to know.  Hey, at least I found that spring...

Also, the first time I used my .22 bore snake, I had to brace the (disassembled) barrel with my feet and pull that snake as hard as I possibly could.  That would make a funny TV sitcom scene.  I was convinced I was going to rip that snake in half and it would be stuck in the barrel.  But it finally got through.

I may be a noob and a comedy of errors now, but as they say, a Rifleman persists...

Oh, by the way, a teenage boy made Rifleman on Sunday.  He was using Tech sights. His groups were really tight.  And we also got to shoot an M-1 at the end of the day.  That thing had so much kick to it, I felt like it had slapped me upside the head and punched me in the shoulder at the same time. It was pretty heavy.  I can't imagine how soldiers could stand lugging that thing through the jungle for months on end, plus all the ammo and other stuff.  On the bright side, they field-strip without tools.  That's pretty cool.

Avoiding Future "Batman Shooting" Type Attacks

The Survivalist Blog has a great article on this today.  One thing the author of the article suggests is that even if you are a CCW (conceal carry) person, it's often better to flee than to draw your weapon, especially if you are with your family.

http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/colorado-shooting-type-of-attacks/

One of the comments said the theater had posted the door. I'm not sure what that means, but I think it means they locked it.  But if that is true then how did the person let the guy in, that someone saw?  I do understand that nobody could get in from the outside, unless someone let them in from the inside.  Like a typical theater.  Maybe that's what they meant.

It's always good to know where the door is, and to think out in advance what you might do, using the stuff around you, if attacked. For example, if a bar fight breaks out, or someone who's angry at you shows up wanting to fight, or someone road rages on you.  I always try to sit so I can see the door in a restaurant, and I always try to leave enough room to pull out from behind the car in front of me on the road - it's just instinct.  Develop this instinct into other areas of your life. 

Also, don't get so absorbed in your own head (or your phone) in public that you don't see people approaching you.  Scan the area for unusual things, things that don't make sense, people acting funny, and without getting paranoid about it, listen to your gut feelings.  Don't sleepwalk through life.  A side benefit to this is, you might notice something cool.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Freedom of Communications: Put Up Your Own Towers!

First off, while the UN is debating their gun-confiscation treaty, they are also debating a clamp-down-on-the-Internet treaty.  The US is seeking advice from third-world dictators on how to deprive us, citizens of an allegedly free country, of our freedom of speech.


There are two political factions fighting this general trend towards TPTB trying to make us shut up: first Rand Paul just released a 4 page Internet Liberty Manifesto
And then there's Free Press' Declaration of Internet Freedom
Depending on your political flavor, pick one, or both, and promote them.

But politicians are not necessarily going to be able to save your communications freedom.  So here's another thing you can do about it.  At Occupy Wall Street a group called Free Network Foundation put up some "Freedom Towers" which were communications towers establishing a VPN for those at Occupy.  Here's an article about it.  They're also calling the new WTC the Freedom Towers, so if you Google Ixquick it that's what you will get mostly.  They wanted to connect Occupy groups in different cities this way.

I tried to visit the Free Network Foundation and found their website is balky, but it did finally load, so just keep trying if that happens to you: www.freenetworkfoundation.org
I'm wondering if the reason it didn't load right away was they've got it running on their own server?   I don't know.

Here's their Wiki page linking to all the how-to's
http://www.commons.freenetworkfoundation.org/?title=Main_Page

Friday, July 20, 2012

Batman Shooting

The red text was added later.

A gunman in body armor and a gas mask, probably alone, with multiple weapons and a smoke bomb, opened fire on a Colorado screening of the new Batman movie early this morning.  They say it could be he was annoyed that it was sold out, although since he brought a rifle and a gas mask and some kind of smoke bomb this says to me that it wasn't just someone snapping at annoyance at an instant discovery of sold-out. (unless he was carrying all that stuff with him all the time in his car)

There were 5 people conceal-carrying in the audience, but their reactions were too slow to stop him from killing 14 and injuring 50.  Most people thought it was a publicity stunt at first.
Note from later: I heard that from a call-in on the Alex Jones show.  I don't think it's correct now.  The theater didn't allow guns inside, so if there were any conceal carry people they probably didn't have their weapons.


He was probably just crazy, because he obviously didn't have much of an escape plan.

What I take from this is:
THEY SHOULD NOT BAN GUNS OR ASSHOLES WILL SHOOT YOU UP.  If people had had their weapons on them, they could have stopped him.

Every adult who has the physical capacity to carry and the money to buy a gun should arm themselves, take the conceal carry classes, and conceal carry.  And they should lift gun bans.  That would stop this crap right in its tracks, because then the badguys would think twice about shooting.  They'd be afraid of getting shot in turn.

If you conceal carry, for the love of God get some tactical training asap, and go to the range, and practice.  If you can't afford the ammo to practice with live fire, then get a dud round for dry-firing so you can dry-fire practice at home and not hurt your firing pin.  And watch some training videos, while they're still up.  Download them to share if they take them down.  Actually everyone needs to dry fire practice at home, even if you go to the range.  Practice every day.

Keep in mind though, that if you do ever have to shoot someone, you will most probably have legal problems even if you are totally in the right.  But that's better than being dead.

The anti-gun people are going to have a field day with this.  This is very bad timing, considering the UN Small Arms Treaty is being hammered out in New York right now, Obama said he would sign it, and then all that needs to happen is the Senate to ratify it.

THEREFORE, ALL YOU GUN OWNERS, get off your duffs and CALL your senators and tell them NOT to ratify this treaty, or the popo's will eventually come to your door with a SWAT team and take your guns and kill you if you resist.  Call them daily, but remember what they did with Obamacare and the NDAA. Don't put all your eggs in the political basket.  Take care of your business.


The timing of this is SO bad, and this Batman movie so controversial because of its reference to Occupy politics and such, that I wonder if he was put up to it by an anti-gun agent provocateur (not a sincere one, but like someone from TPTB, who would think a few movie goers are an acceptable sacrifice)?

Oh another thing: It's not the gun's fault or the media's fault either.  It's that one man's fault.  Without a hand to hold it, a gun is inert.  And killing can be done with any tool, not just guns.  Guns just happen to make it so you have a longer range, and you don't need a lot of physical strength. The media is just someone's opinion.  We all have opinions, we can take or leave someone else's opinion, but media influence doesn't absolve us of responsibility to behave in a reasonable manner.

New Wikileaks Donation Site

I got this at Cryptome here: http://cryptome.org/2012/07/wikileaks-dccard.htm
Wikileaks is almost out of cash, but if you support them, they found a new way to take donations, while it lasts.

18 July 2012
New WikiLeaks Donation Gateway


To: wl-press[at]lists.riseup.net
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:46:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Wikileaks Press Office
Subject: [WIKILEAKS] Use the New WikiLeaks Donation Gateway to Donate with Visa whilst You Can

Dear WikiLeaks Friend,
We urge all our supporters around the world to use their Visa and MasterCard to donate to WikiLeaks today with a new system, whilst they still can -
http://shop.wikileaks.org/donate#dccard
In a statement at 11am BST today, Wednesday 18th July, WikiLeaks announced the opening of a new payment gateway that allows the public to donate to WikiLeaks with their Visa and MasterCards, depsite the banking blockade.
The banking blockade by US financial institutions that has been running for almost two years has meant that WikiLeaks has lost 95% of its donations and have been forced to run off reserve funds. These reserve funds will run out in a few months.
However, today, WikiLeaks has found a way around this blockade with a new payment system of FDNN using Carte Bleue. The French credit card system, Carte Bleue, is coupled with the VISA/MasterCard system globally. VISA and MasterCard are contractually barred from directly cutting off merchants through the Carte Bleue system.
The French non-profit FDNN (Fund for the Defense of Net Neutrality- Fonds de Défense de la Net Neutralité) has set up a Carte Bleue fund for WikiLeaks.
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks' founder said: "We beat them in Iceland and, by God, we'll beat them in France as well. Let them shut it down. Let them demonstrate to the world once again their corrupt pandering to Washington. We're waiting. Our lawyers are waiting. The whole world is waiting. Do it."
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