Friday, August 27, 2010

Voyeur vans for government

Oh my. Where do they make the people who take these kind of security measures seriously? I mean, do they really believe they're Superman fighting Brainiac? Check out this super-creepy promo video.

My only thought is this - if governments can own these things, then everybody can. I'll be waiting for Backscatter Bang Bus on Blu-Ray or you could do your very own ride-along with Ray's Backscatter Experience Inc. permitting the ordinary voyeur to immerse himself in the full-spectrum experience of technological peeping.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Interesting correlation

I've been puzzling for some time over why gold took off when it did. Looking at this chart:

historic gold price chart

... you can see that gold "turned a corner" in the second half of 2005. This is a well-defined corner, the kind of corner that you see in the charts of the Great Depression or other significant economic events. Yet the global economy did not begin melting down until the last half of 2008, nearly three years down the road from that 2005 corner.

So, I asked myself, what was happening in mid-2005? Were there any significant events that year? It turns out that there was a significant event... the 7/7 London train bombing.

If you accept the hypothesis that the gold market is heavily manipulated and if you accept the hypothesis that 9/11 and 7/7 were likely false-flag events, then it's not a big leap to suggest a correlation between 7/7 and the gold price turning a corner in 2005 at almost exactly the same time.

Just a thought.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Interesting spin on Schiff's loss

Here's a piece celebrating Schiff's loss in Connecticut (McMahon's "victory") as a win for anti-establishment sentiment (dare I say "Tea Party"?). Of course, McMahon spent $24 million of her own cold, hard cash just to win the primary. Schiff reportedly spent $1 million.

The narrative I've heard that makes the most sense to me is that the RNC realized that Schiff really could beat their boy in Connecticut, Simmons. Terrified at the thought of a Senatorial Ron Paul, they sent out an SOS to all the Connecticut big-shots, looking for somebody that could do a "big, big favor", and Vince McMahon's wife answered the call. The McMahons are not millionaires, they are billionaires. That $24M was pocket change and will be repaid a hundred-fold, one way or the other.

At this point, it doesn't matter whether Linda McMahon wins or loses. Mission Accomplished: Schiff has been neutralized.

A real hero

This guy stood up to the FBI's terrifying Holy Office-style powers in the form of the gagging NSL. He's got some huevos. Hopefully, this is the first chink in the new police state's seemingly impenetrable armor.

Senator Stevens dies in air crash... funny business?

Here. Whenever someone important dies of something other than natural causes, my suspicions are automatically raised. Interesting that Sen. Stevens was convicted in 2008 of charges that were then later overturned but only after his conviction caused him to lose his re-election. Was he supposed to go away but was just as much of a nuisance out of office as he had been while in office? It's a thought.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kids these days!

One of my favorite quotes, ever:

I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on
the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless
beyond words.

When I was a boy, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of
elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of
restraint.

- Hesiod, Eighth Century B.C.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Black market nukes: Iran saber-rattling is a farce

I was watching Gerald Celente today and Iran came up. For some reason, the thought of buying a nuclear weapon on the black market flashed into my head. If Iran were intent on "wiping Israel off the map" - as the imperialists claim - why wouldn't they just buy nukes off the black market? They have a fully operational intelligence service. Its acronym is, ironically, MISIRI. So, if drug lords can buy these things, surely a nationally funded intelligence service can. Here's a YouTube video discussing the trek of some freelance journalists to hunt down black market nukes in Bulgaria. It might be a bit of a tall tale but it can't be far from the truth. These nukes are far from accounted for.

It just goes to show that the saber-rattling from Washington DC & Co. is all a big farce put forward by the war-mongers to justify the war they want.

Hmmm, another Operation Seaspray?

Check this out, from 1993. Something similar happened back in 1951 and 1952, the US Navy was responsible for that outbreak. Given the dead-end of the investigation in Milwaukie, my first suspicion is that this was a public experiment.

Lemonade stand busted...

Thank God for the government. What is interesting to me is that people can comprehend that the State's cartel enforcers are coercive bullies only in the instance of a little girl selling lemonade without a "license." But why is it only heartstring-pulling little girls innocently selling lemonade who get a pass to break the rules? Logically, there is no difference between her and, say, a Mexican burrito wagon. Both are looking to make a little money by providing a good which is - they hope - demanded by consumers.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oh my... Google, CIA to "predict the future"

Here's a little gem. This goes to reaffirm my running hypothesis that there is some serious coziness between Google and CIA (or US intelligence more broadly). In principle, I don't see anything wrong with the idea but I think they've got it turned around backwards. They want to predict what you and I are going to be doing. That's easy. We'll wake up in the morning, go to work, eat lunch, go back to work, go to the gym, go home, watch TV, eat dinner, relax and then go to bed. Repeat. Peons have very predictable lives. A much more interesting (and useful) problem to solve is what the wealthiest and most powerful individuals will be doing with themselves. What choices will they next make? For that, you'll likely need a crystal ball.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

James Turk spins a plausible hypothesis for BIS wierdness

Here. Of course, this was fishy from the beginning. I would add that this disclosure was completely voluntary and likely calculated to ward off further prying by feigning full disclosure from the beginning. If so, then this is probably just the tip of a fairly sizable iceberg. What other agreements go on between the BIS and central banks, either to manipulate the gold price or (what is the same thing) to push currencies up or down?