Monday, February 28, 2011

JP Morgan to Buy 10% of Twitter; Fail Whale Comes to Wall Street?



JP Morgan is making a move at acquiring a stake in one of the most popular tentacles of social media... Twitter. Their Digital Growth Fund, which specializes in giving their high end clients a shot at investing in private companies in the tech and social media realm.

Apparently after months of calculations, the alchemists down on Wall Street figured out that Twitter is valued at $4.5 billion.

Maybe the Jamie Dimon and the Morgue can finally kill the elusive Fail Whale?

Zero Hedge thinks that JP Morgan is trying to keep pace with the Goldman Sachs/Facebook junta... Dimon Tries To Copycat Goldman In Opening Tech Bubble Shadow Market To High Net Worth Clients.

Monday Morning Red Pill: Psy-Ops, TSA Exit Patdowns, Tipping Points, Risky Firms, Mind Games, and Money Flow


Before we begin today's session of fear mongering... take a deep drag off your cigarette, or take a long sip from your coffee, or swallow your happy pill...because it's time for the Monday Morning Red Pill.
Senator Harry Reid suggested that outlawing prostitution in Nevada would increase jobs. Way to throw working girls and brothel owners under the bus! Looks like Reid won't be getting the hooker vote next when he's up for re-election in 2016. (LasVegasVegas)

Conditioning the sheeple on TSA patdowns... even after you complete your journey. Can we opt out of those? (SHTF Plan)

The military command in Afghanistan deployed Psy-Ops on U.S. Politicians in an attempt sway, influence, and manipulate the VIPs who control whether or not the Afghan theatre of the War on Terror will be allocated more men and funding. (Rolling Stone).

2011 Tipping Points was an astute presentation complied by Gordon T. Long, about the brink of complete collapse. Lots of cool graphs too. (Zero Hedge)

Secrets of a Mind-Gamer is a peak into the vast brain of the U.S. memory champion. (NY Times)

Will AIG be the first to fall in Financial Armageddon 2.0? Or BoA? Check out Yves' take on The 10 Most Systemically Risky Financial Firms in the US. (Naked Capitalism)

It's Not an Arab Revolution... It's a Global Revolution. It's just not citizens of Arab nations rising up -- it's a global insurrection. (Washington's Blog)

When the money stops flowing... the blood starts flowing in the streets. Americans will stay on their collective arses until they get hungry, nothing is on TV, and the internet gets shut off. (SHTF Plan)
Best of luck getting through this week.

Image by Banksy

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Inside Job Wins Oscar for Best Documentary Film



Sorry Banksy.

Inside Job just picked up an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film. The Oscar went to a film about the 2008 economic crisis and the global financial meltdown that ensued. Inside Job beat out Banksy's epic "mockumentary" about street art -- Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Here's the trailer for Inside Job...


See this film by any means necessary. Tell your friends. Educate your family. Spread the word.

FYI... Inside Job will be released on DVD in early March.

Max Keiser: Fox News Fail

Stacy and Max are back with a new episode of the Max Keiser Report. Max pokes fun at the Chinese government banning reincarnation, and he gives Fox News some guff for editing magic. Max also chatted with Glenn Greenwald about the Anonymous hacking group.

Mysterious Crack in Peru Caused by Pole Shift?


The ground got ripped apart in Peru. Peruvians are baffled at the origin.

Some scientists think the huge crack in Peru is the result of a shift in the magnetic pole. The pole is perpetually in motion -- never in the same specific spot for very long. However, a few extremists see the Peruvian crack as the sign of the impending apocalypse by "massive polar shift", which is currently underway. If they are correct, then future is grim because we haven't seen the worst of it yet.

The ongoing polar shift might one of the causes behind an increase volcanic activity and earthquakes. Just last week, a devastating quake rattled New Zealand and shredded the city of Christchurch. Almost 200 people have been killed with hundreds of others still missing. In the Philippines, Mount Bulusan erupted, spewing ash and gas -- and the ash has already claimed the life of a small child.

The apocalypse will be televised...well, at least, live streamed. In Japan, Sakurajimi has been acting up. You can keep an eye on any major eruptions via the live feed of Sakurajimi.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Joe Rogan's War Machine

Joe Rogan sounds off on the manipulation of the great war machine with gems like... "This society is so greedy that we're willing to go to war."

Rogan also shares a story about his experiences with DMT.


Thanks to Zeke for sharing this with us.

The Waffles Report: Busy Waffles and Throw Out Your Cell Phone

Sorry about lack of updates, but I have been busy searching for those pesky Gates of Hell.

I felt like I should leave you a little something though called Waffles' Tip of the Day:
Throw out your cell phone.
You heard me?

I know I may be one of the only people in the world without a cell phone but this is important. You know that the CIA really wants you to have one, because they fund games like Angry Birds. It is true. Check the shadow corporations surrounding the creation of the game and you will see.

Besides, how do you think a game about birds got so popular? Mind Control.

I abstain from owning a phone because people can track your whereabouts at any time of the day and when that happens it is just a hop, skip, and a jump to disappearing. Better safe than sorry friends! Throw that thing out in the trash right now!

Until next time keep safe.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Charlie Sheen's Rant (Animation)

Charlie Sheen went on Alex Jones radio program. Sheen went off on a few Hollywood suits, and he quickly got his show cancelled.


Listen here to the Alex Jones' show. Charlie Sheen's segment begins at the top of the second hour at the 2:09 mark.

Top 25 Guys to Avoid on Wall Street


I never thought that I'd link something up from CNBC, but those guys actually made me laugh yesterday with a little bit of Wall Street humor... 25 Guys to Avoid on Wall Street. Personally, I tried to sling crack rock but couldn't hack it in the trenches and got (thrown) out, but that's some funny shit about who to avoid on the battlefield.

Here were some of my favorites...
1. Avoid the guy who calls you 'Chief'. He doesn't remember your name.

2. Avoid the guy who went to Hotchkiss and Yale and wears Nantucket reds during the summer. He doesn't think you belong.

3. Avoid the dim-witted back-slapping managing director. He's not as smart as you are—but he's been throwing guys like you under the bus since you were in grade school.

7. Avoid the girl who cries at her desk. (You can ignore my advice on this one—but either way, you won't make that mistake twice.)

11. Avoid anyone who tells you that you should relax and have a couple of drinks — at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning. You're not cool enough to hang out with this guy.

15. Avoid anyone who tells you to 'take one for the team'. He got where he is by convincing dopes like you to jump in front of an oncoming train.

20. Avoid the guy who hangs his suit coat on the back of his chair to show off his suspenders. He either still thinks it's 1985 or he's trying to compensate for something.

23. Avoid the guy who won't share his Adderall: It just speaks to his character.
Click here for the rest of the 25 Guys to Avoid on Wall Street.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dictator Chic: Moammar Gadhafi

When it comes to fashion trends among totalitarian leaders, Libya's Moammar Gadhafi is constantly pushing the envelope. Remember the Gadhafi of the 80's? All stoic salutes and military chic?


Sometimes he'd even pull out the dress whites and add a carefully chosen splash of jewel-toned color, like this jade sash:


As his reign continued, Gadhafi's fashion choices evolved. Here, he embraced traditional North African garb with plenty of gold accents. Note the extraordinary headpiece that perfectly coordinates with his gold chain necklace and cocktail-sized ring:



At an energy summit in the Ukraine, he donned a daring mix of scarlet pinstripes and periwinkle:


And finally, in our favorite shot, he embraces hipster couture with a black beanie and rectangular shades:



Tao of Fear Dictator Chic grade: A-

Max Keiser: Terror Fed

Max and Satcy are back with another episode of the Keiser Report. The Fed is the target of Max's ire this week. He's hoping for a "regime change" at the Fed.... "Either you get rid of Bernanke, or you die!"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gov. Walker Punk'd

Nice. Very nice. Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy posed as a billionaire David Koch, and called Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Hilarity ensued.




Here's Gov. Walker's response.

Here's a good summary of the prank call from Jesse Berney: Top Six Revelations in the Call Between Fake David Koch and Governor Scott Walker

Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello at the Madison Protests

Tom Morello, the guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, performed an acoustic show for protesters in Madison, WI on Monday night. Rolling Stone was there, and they spoke with Morello...Tom Morello Rages Against Anti-Union Bill at Wisconsin Rally.

Here's a bit from the beginning of Morello's set...


For coverage on the Madison protests, visit HuffPo's semi-live blog.

The Revolution in Libya - A Primer to Gaddafi's Circus



The traveling revolutionary circus has made its way to Libya.

If you're clueless about the current crisis in Libya, I suggest reading this primer from Mother Jones titled What's Happening in Libya Explained. The thorough article provides quick background information on the country and Gaddafi, including updates on interesting developments from the last three days.

In addition, I recommend Gaddafi's Next Move by Robert Bear, former CIA field officer who speaclizes in the Middle East. He thinks that Gaddafi is going to plunge Libya into chaos like Somalia.

In the last two days, some stories that leaked out of Libya included...

- Gaddafi ordered the military to fire on civilian protesters, which demonstrated his ruthless desperation to crush the revolt.

- Two air force pilots refused his orders and attempted to defect in Malta.

- Private jets carrying Gaddafi's daughter and other members of the family (presumably with suitcases stuffed with cash and gold) were refused entry into Malta and Lebanon.

- Gaddafi is bombing his own oil fields, while the government (Gaddafi and his son) pass blame onto al-Qaeda for the evil deeds.

Call it a revolution, or a civil war, but Libya has become the latest revolutionary flashpoint in North Africa. Unlike Tunisia and Egypt, the people of Libya have an absolute whacko in control of their fate -- a despot with a name that no one can spell. For reporters who have an awful time with spelling surnames of foreign dictators, they're in luck with Gaddafi. Qaddaffi. Ghadafi. Spell it like you want, because everyone knows who you're talking about.

Rumors circulated around London the other day that that Gaddafi fled to Venezuela to seek political asylum. That rumor was quickly and vehemently denied by the Venezuelan Information Minister.

The eccentric Gaddafi made an brief appearance on TV, with an umbrella, stating that the rumors of his exile were false, and that he was indeed in Tripoli (although it was unable to confirm his exact location). He also told his loyal subjects that they shouldn't believe the "dog TV channels" that spread lies. See the video for yourself...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

MondayRed Pill: Libya Flashpoint, Killing Protesters, Uprisings in Wisconsin, Dead Blogs and Silver Highs



It's Monday morning and the perfect time to fear monger. Kill some time and brain cells with the follow stories...
The next flashpoint in North Africa? Libya. Protests intensified and Muammar Gaddafi fled the country. Wonder if he's hanging out at the high roller slots section of Aria Casino in Las Vegas along with Mubarak and Tunisia's Ali? (AJ)

Meanwhile, those still in power are trying to squash revolutions with violence. Libya, Bahrain, Iran, Yemen and Other Arab Governments Killing Protesters. (Washington's Blog)

In this Noam Chomsky interview, NC shares his thoughts/hopes that this past week's protests in Wisconsin will stir up a Democracy Uprising in America. (Democracy Now)

The voice of reason hath spoke? Don't Let Wisconsin Divide Us ... Conservatives and Liberals AGREE About the Important Things is an awesome post (with lots of heady links) reminding Americans that it's not Left vs. Right or Blue vs.Red....rather it's US vs. THEM.(Washington's Blog)

Ironic that the NY Times is declaring that blogs are dead citing Twitter as the reason why blogs are becoming extinct. Twitter and Facebook might have taken root among the social media nerds...for now...but they both have a shelf life like trendy clubs in L.A. Eventually, a new and cooler social media outlet will come along. Meanwhile, blogs will survive the "ice age" because those who cherish long-form writing will still seek it out. (NY Times)

The Emperor's Errant Knavery is Jesse's take on the manipulation of the silver market. (Jesse's Café Américain)

Speaking of silver... it's trading at the Hunt High...if priced in Euros! (Zero Hedge)
That's it. I hope you survive the week.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Max Keiser: Welcome to Fakeville

Max and Stacy are back with another episode of the Keiser Report chatting about fugazi forests in China. Max also interviewed filmmaker Greg Palast about peak oil...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Waffles Report: Skynet Has Become Self Aware



Am I the only one concerned with this recent turn of events?

A computer named Watson is beating the best Jeopardy champions. Mull that over a little bit. A computer is smarter than champions in Jeopardy.

How long will it be until they become smart enough to realize working for mankind is a shitty gig?

I am not exactly sure how they will decide to react. We could end up with what I call the Maximum Overdrive Scenario. In this case we will all be slaughtered by the machines.

Other possibilities exist. We could be placed inside the Matrix. Our computer overlords could turn the tables on us and make us do math and science problems while they watch Jerseylicious and tweet each other.

Be careful my friends. It can not be very far from winning a game show to controlling the world. I for one hope that our new masters give me some credit for being a nerd and install me as a human task master.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Frontlines of American Protests: Madison, Wisconsin


Sea of Red: Protesters take over the Rotunda

No, that's not fans heading to a Wisconsin Badger football game, rather they are angered citizens of Wisconsin exercising their right to protest grotesque cuts in the state's budget, that will drastically affect their paychecks.

The frontlines have moved to Wisconsin, where 14 Democratic state senators fled the state in order to boycott a vote on a controversial budget that would have crushed any collective bargaining leverage that unions used in negotiations with state legislators (including outlawing the right to strike). When Democratic state senators failed to show up for a vote, their defiant act angered Tea Party/GOP Governor Scott Walker. The "14" state senators who skipped the vote were chased down by Wisconsin state troopers (via orders from Gov. Walker), but in a move straight out of The Dukes of Nazzard, they apparently evaded the fuzz by crossing over the state line and into Illinois (out of Wisconsin law enforcement officials' jurisdiction).

Meanwhile, for the last few days, throngs of protesters (a combination of state workers, teachers, and firemen) gathered at the capitol in Madison, WI to voice their dissent. As one writer put it, "Egypt's revolution has come to Madison."

For a second day in a row, classes in school have been canceled.

Here's stunning cool pics of the protests from Atlantic (including the image used above).

Here's last night's edition of The ED Show...

Peak Flares



The Earth got slammed by a giant solar blast that started on Monday and reached peak intensity yesterday.

The giant blast is just the beginning of a nasty period of solar activity that will continue through 2012. Could major disruptions in our satellite, GPS, and other communication devices contribute to the 2012 hysteria? I guess we shall find out.

No word on whether or not the solar flares attributed to extra occurrences of "Fail Whales" on Twitter this week.

H/T to KevHoff for the link to the article.

Image by NASA

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Waffles Report: Fascist Government Strikes Again

Have you read this shit? The government wants to make an off switch for the internet.

I mean are you fucking kidding me?

I told you people this was coming. Our government is a fascist regime. Our freedoms have been eroding since George Bush proved that we're a fucking country of stupid sheeple to be disallow things like rights.

If you just mention the word "terrorist," then people will let you stick scanners up their asses, photograph them nude, shoot killer x-rays into your bodies, while perverts making five bucks an hour, get to rape you while a line of people watch.

And now they can turn off the internet.

Can you imagine how much power this is going to give the government? I mean when Wikileaks wants to publish something they can just go "Cyber Terrorist," flick the switch, kill the informants, and then turn it on once all the news leaks have been closed down.

Where will we get our news? The government controlled television stations? Right. Newpapers? BWAHAHAHAH do they even exist anymore? I mean the internet is the only bastion of freedom and information left to Americans.

Is it not ironic that we decide the internet is so dangerous it needs a shut off switch only after people have proven that true, democratic, peaceful revolution is possible?

I hope that when this happens, groups like Anonymous will fake terrorist-cyber attacks and cause the government to flick the internet on and off all the time. It is really the only chance we have of revolution from the fascist regime. Sheeple will not be moved by well thought out articles like you see on Tao of Fear. However, I can see them throwing Molotov cocktails in the streets when they are denied their LolCats and LolDogs, when they can not Tweet their friends, and have not seen Sally's Facebook status in days. Not to mention no more downloading tranny hooker blows donkey porn!

We shall see bloodshed against the fascist overlords ruling this country that has not been seen since the great revolution from England!!!

Max Keiser: The Shoe Throwers

Max and Stacy are back with another episode of The Keiser Report...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Yes Men Fix the World

I watched The Yes Men Fix the World, a documentary film about the exploits of the Yes Men, a group of rogue impostors who use the media to raise awareness of serious social problems. In this film, the Yes Men pose as executives from Halliburton, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Union Carbide/Dow Chemical in order to finagle their way into conferences and televised interviews.

Watch it here...


Thanks to Wolynski for suggesting the flick.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Guest Post: The Reflectors

Allow me to introduce the first guest post from J.P. Gault...

The Reflectors by J.P. Gault


They surrounded the reflecting pool with a combination of menace and fear in their eyes. They wore t-shirts that bore the mirror image of the word HOPE.

“Look!” screamed one man at a television camera. He positioned himself over the water and guided the camera’s lens to the reflection. “This is the only way we see hope!”

Around him, thousands of other people pointed northwest across The Ellipse and monuments to better days. “Hope’s not there!” they chanted. They directed their fingers to their chest. “Hope is here!”

***

They first came as a hundred from western Kentucky, a ragtag caravan of out-of-work men and women who’d been meeting for the past three months over coffee and cigarettes. When it began, they talked about the unemployment office, COBRA benefits, and how to avoid foreclosure. With each cup of coffee and nervously-ashed smoke, with each passing week, with every hastily-wiped tear, the conversation’s scope grew wider. They talked about banks and credit cards. They talked about Cargill and Monsanto. They talked about abortion, and they talked about immigration.

Three months later, the Kentucky 100 caravanned in 20 vehicles across Appalachia to their nation’s capital. They sat around the reflecting pool, drank coffee from thermoses, and smoked cigarettes. Only the venue had changed. Each spring night, they slept in their tents. Each spring morning they rose, made coffee, and sat in fold-up camping chairs. They waved at television camera crews who walked by without notice. They designated a well-spoken leader to speak to news producers who inquired—usually—“What in the hell are you doing, exactly?” Each time, the man from Kentucky had said, “We’re confused. We don’t know what to do. We don’t recognize our country anymore and this was the only place we knew to come.” The news producers mostly offered a polite smile and said they might be back with a crew. They never returned.

Two weeks passed before a young man stopped in front of the reflecting pool and saw the small camp. By this point, only a couple dozen people remained. The leader was among them.

The young man held up a small video camera and asked, “What are you doing here?” The leader gave his speech and settled back into his camping chair. He figured he’d be going home within a week.

It took ten minutes to load the video to YouTube, 30 seconds to post links on Twitter and Facebook, and two days for the video to go viral. Titled “Only Place,” the video showed the man’s unshaven face, bloodshot eyes, and shaking fingers. He told the story of losing his job, living without benefits, and losing his home. “This was the only place I knew to come,” he finished. The caravans started two days later. The drivers scrawled “Only Place” on their back windows in shoe polish. By the end of the week, eight thousand people had set up camp.

Now, 20,000 people surrounded the reflecting pool. Around those people was a double line of riot police. There had been no violence. No one had thrown a rock. No one had fired a shot.

“We believe in democracy,” The President had said on Day 44. “We hear you on Pennsylvania Avenue and America hears you from coast to coast. Your voice is strong, your pain real.”

The network news producers had been forced to come back, and after the President’s speech, they offered a chance in front of their cameras. “You heard the President,” they said. “Are you satisfied?”

“It sounds to me,” said one man from Colorado, “like the President is saying that we live in America and not Egypt. It sounds to me like he says because we live in a democracy that our revolutions are conducted at the ballot box.”

“And?” said the producer.

“Well, let me ask you this,” said Colorado. “When was the last time anything changed?”

“I think the last election was pretty revolutionary, don’t you?” the producer said.

“If you’re asking me that question, you’re probably not ready to cover this story,” said Colorado. His shirt had the President’s face on it and the word HOPE beneath. “In 2008, I didn’t wear this shirt inside-out.”

On Day 99, fifty projection screens were set up around the reflecting pool. The President’s message to the nation streamed live in front what the foreign press was now calling The Reflectors. The U.S. press had settled on the phrase “anti-government protesters.”

“Give me time,” the President said. “I know your heart. I know you seek only what is due any American: respect, honor, and hope. If you don’t believe in what I can offer by the end of my term, replace me with someone who gives you hope.”

No one asked that night what would happen if a small group of Reflectors laughed at the President’s offer. No one asked what would happen in one of them threw a rock at one of the projection screens. No one asked what would happen when the first frightened riot cop fired a rubber bullet into the crowd.

No one in America expected the video they streamed online from the BBC would disappear along with their Facebook and Twitter feeds. No one expected that correspondents from Al Jazeera would be detained and charged with incitement. No one expected that the Reflector’s original leader—the trembling, smoking man from Kentucky—would be arrested for treason.

No one—least of all The Reflectors—knew that Egypt’s example was impossible in America, because America is a free country where revolution is against the law.

J.P. Gault is a writer from America.
Street art image by Banksy

Waffles Report: A Primer of Hacking


Lately, there has been a lot of news about hacking and hacker groups including the Stock Exchange being compromised and people who think they are smart getting put in their place. I decided to write a little about who is out there and how our government reacts to hacking in general. You can also read a post about my credentials, which I will discuss further in this article.

The top division of hackers is between the designation of White Hat hackers and Black Hat hackers. In general, a White Hat is someone who considers himself an adventurer, a person who travels this vast information highway looking for fun places to visit. He/she does not vandalize these places, and is just there to have a new experience and possibly help others avoid some of the dangerous people. Basically, a White Hat thirsts for knowledge and nothing else.

A Black Hat hacker is someone who hacks because of the power of the situation. He/she has the same thirst for knowledge as White Hat has. I think all good hackers need to have this. The Black Hats take it step further though. Some are just anarchists who try and destroy things. Others use their knowledge for monetary gains, or just to show off to other peers that they're the best and can cause the most trouble.

It is difficult for the public to understand the differences between these groups. I mean, breaking into a system is bad. Period. So, all hackers are bad. However, the lines can get blurred at times, and you need to make your own judgments. . If you get an inexperienced White Hat that causes damage by accident you can say that all White Hats are bad. If Black Hats exploit systems and shut down corporations for a good cause like WikiLeaks' freedom of speech, then are they really the bad guys?

In addition to those overarching types of hackers (White Hat and Black Hat), there are also different groups.

The lowest level group is the Script Kiddies and wanna be L33T hackers. These are people who think hacking is cool and that they are awesome at it. Usually, they copy other peoples hacks and showoff to prove how good they are. They make up the vast majority of hackers and they lack the basic fundamental understanding of systems in order to be really good. That group that is most likely to accidentally shut down a power grid for a city or something stupid like that.

Another group is the Elite Hackers. The Anonymous group is an example of the type of hackers who will rape your credit score, have you arrested on kiddie porn charges, and get you fired from work -- all before they finish breakfast. You do not want to mess with those guys.

Governments employ their own hackers. Some are used to track down groups like Anonymous. Others are terrorists, like the great Red Cyber threat from China. Normally those guys are not as good as the Elite Hackers, but they have access to the latest technology and if you slip up against them, they can move real world forces against you.

I will leave you with one last thought about hackers. Our government sees hackers like people in the olden times might have seen a sorcerer or magician. The government is made up of mostly fat, old, white guys, and hardly any of them have any understanding of technology. They fear the hocus pocus of hackers as if it were a dark magic ritual. The response to this fear has been unconstitutional torture and mistreatment of anyone caught hacking or even accused of it. You should read about the case of Kevin Mitnick, but it might make you want to burn your fucking New York Times rag magazine. A citizen of the United States was imprisoned without trial and held for years in solitary confinement, until his will was finally broken and he plea bargained his way out of jail. It was not the first time that this has happened either. In a lot of ways, I think many of the more destructive hackers of this day and age were formed because of the repressive government torture and subjugation of the first generation of hackers. Righteous indignation is a powerful force.

In conclusion, I hope this helps you to understand more about the layers of society in the Hacker domain. I also hope it gives you something to think about. I tend to consider myself more of a low-level White Hat. I have some issues with Elite groups shutting down whoever they disagree with, however, the rebel side of me cheers them on and I'm amazed at the things they can accomplish. You cannot argue that Anonymous champions causes that tend to be good ones like WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. In the end, much like life, there is a lot of grey area.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hollywood Apocalyptica: Battle Los Angeles

There's nothing I love more than a godawful disaster movie, so naturally I can't wait for the upcoming Columbia Pictures release Battle: Los Angeles. It's got aliens disguised as meteors and global panic all set against the backdrop of my hometown!

Sink your teeth into the trailer right here:

Monday Red Pill: Images from Egypt, Flashlights, Everything's a Ponzi Scheme, Neo-Journalism, and Inventive EU Accounting



A little Monday morning mongering to help you kill sometime today...
The expression fits...a picture is worth a thousand words. Check out a stunning selection of photos taken during the Egyptian revolution.... Images from Egypt (Washington's Blog)

FerFal reviewed a must have for everyone's emergency kit... Lumen Tactical Flashlight. (Surviving Argentina)

Brett Favre's penis? Mark Sanchez banging 17 year-olds? The last ditch battle between the old media and new media was discussed in New journalism is degraded by public's demand. (Miami Herald)

Inventive EU Accounting is a fantastic read about Europe's self-inflicted wounds. The piece is written from one of my favorite British scribes. (Peter Birks)

Gotta love Ron Paul. He's a straight shooter with upper management potential. He recently suggested that the next U.S. Crash will be on par with the Demise of the former Soviet Union. In the same interview, he called out Bernanke's QE2 as a "total failure" and even compared the Fed to a cartel. (Zero Hedge)

New World Order to issue in a consolidation of global stock exchanges? (CNBC)

Everything's a Ponzi Scheme. Doesn't matter if it's Freddie or Fannie, or even those so-called pensions. (The Automatic Earth)

The Mainstream gets a whiff of Get Ready for the Margin Collapse. (Zero Hedge)
Hope you survive the day in one piece...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gasland

Gasland, a documentary film by Josh Fox, raised awareness about water contamination due to "frack" drilling by natural gas companies.

Here's the trailer...


This documentary is currently on HBO. Set your DVRs.

For more info on frack drilling, here's a Vanity Fair article... A Colossal Fracking Mess.

And here's a PBS segment titled The Price of Gas...

How Life Really Works

Witty video on Your Life According to the Government...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Max Keiser: Eco-Disasters

Stacy and Max are back with another episode of the Keiser Report...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Silver Bears: Silver Manipulation - Part 4

Man, I've been waiting for this one for weeks! The bears are back and talking about silver...


H/T Zerohedge.

Watch the whole series of the Silver Bears talk about the manipulation of the silver market: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

The Waffles Report: Global What?


The one thing that any researchers in our field of Fear needs to realize is that human stupidity normally points the way toward the truth. If there is some path that leads to the most fucked up event, then it is usually going to be true because humans are stupid.

Take "Global Warming" for instance. Everyone has been freaking out about how the world is becoming warmer. Until recently, we have been modifying our behavior to cool down the Earth. We're buying cars the emit less carbon and toned down our production facilities with cleaning devices. Well, let me tell you something: this is beyond fucking stupid.

Have you every heard of a "Hot Age" in the history of the whole fucking planet? No.

However, you have heard of a little something called an Ice Age, right? So why the hell are we trying to stop global warming? The next Ice Age is coming. If we kept up with global warming we could possibly avoid this catastrophic event and have a smooth transition to the next stage of planetary climate change.

Follow the path through people. The stupidest thing we as humans could possibly do is try and cool down the Earth. All we're succeeding in doing is ushering in the next Ice Age that much quicker. You fucking retards better reverse this trend now! Get a goddamn Hummer and drive it to your backyard when you rake the leaves. Crank up the pollution! Buy some fucking cows so they can fart more methane into the air! Otherwise your going to be dreaming of the days when we though there was global warming as your cold, withered cock tries to find ways to stay warm!

You heard it here first! Be warned.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweaty Ballsack of Caterpillars; Anonymous 1, Aaron Barr 0



Thanks to Waffles (Tao of Fear's computer geek and hacking consultant) for pointing out this stunning article: How one man tracked down Anonymous—and paid a heavy price.

Yep, cyber security specialist Aaron Barr (CEO of HBGary Federal) bragged about his intentions to out members of Anonymous by publishing their real names. Anonymous responded -- big time. They even hacked his Twitter account (@AaronBarr).

Mubarak Gives the Finger to Egypt; Remains In Power



Rumors swirled that on Thursday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would make an official announcement about stepping down from power. Almost three million protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to listen to Mubarack's speech, but hey didn't get the news that they were looking for. A defiant Mubarak essentially gave the Egyptian people the proverbial middle finger and said that he was not going to step down.

Some links:
Defiant Mubarak refuses to step down (AJ)
Suleiman: The CIA's man in Cairo (AJ)
Egyptian army torturing detained prisoners? (The Guardian)
The shaping of a New World Order (AJ)
Has Mubarak already won? (Pundit City)
U.S. Intelligence Chief defends reports on Egypt (NY TImes)
Lessons of Egyptian Revolution (Washington's Blog)
Click here to watch for Al Jazeera's English live stream of Egyptian coverage.

Max Keiser: Fiat Food and Blythe Masters with Pierre Jovanovic

Latest report focused on rising food prices. Max interviewed author Pierre Jovanovic, who chatted about credit default swaps.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waffles Report: Ant People - Aliens?


I have to say that the History Channel is a boon for fear monger's like us. I was watching last night and they had this program that made total sense. I mean obviously aliens are among us. Where could they be hiding though?

We do not see dead alien bodies normally. According to the Hopi Indians the Star People came down to earth and dropped off the Ant People. This makes TOTAL sense. It ties everything all together.

I mean what part of the earth have we explored the least? The core.

Ant people who can dig below the surface would never be discovered. It had to be either underground or in the Ocean. For several reasons I do not think aquatic life will ever form an industrial civilization necessary to travel the stars. Sorry General Ackbar... I just do not buy it.

That leaves Ant people. Scary but true. Stock up on sugar cubes and maybe they will save you from the next Apocalypse.

Monday, February 7, 2011

AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million


It's a day of reckoning in the media world, as this morning AOL announced a $315 million deal to acquire the Huffington Post. HuffPo has essentially been on the market since its launch in May 2005 and is privately owned by its two cofounders, Huffington and Kenneth Lehrer.

Here's Arianna Huffington's blog on the merger, full of words like "vision," "innovation" and "branding."

A group of journos sounded off on the deal on WNYC's Politics Bites podcast. Most interesting to me was a comment from Wonkette founder Ana Marie Cox, who shined a light on just how poorly paid, if at all, HuffPo's writers are:

"I think this is great news for Arianna personally and probably pretty good news for AOL, but I'm not sure how good news it is for people like me that try to make a living writing for the web. Huffington Post notoriously doesn't really pay its writers. It takes advantage...of the desire for people to have a platform."
Annnnd... AOL's stock was down more than 3% today on the announcement. Damn, that stuff is at $21.19 a share? I still remember walking to my office at Warner Bros. on the day of the Time Warner-AOL merger to the sounds of giddy execs reveling in their $106/share price. That lasted about a week.

So the question now, is-- how long will it take HuffPo to abandon their left-leaning ways for more objective territory?

Monday Morning Red Pill: Unemployment Numbers, Gulf Oil Spill, American Eulogy, and Negative Annualized Stock Market Returns


Monday morning fear mongering...
The Government wouldn't lie to us, right? Especially with unemployment numbers, right? Here's the straight dope: Just How Ugly Is The Truth Of America's Unemployment: David Rosenberg Explains. (Zero Hedge)

The Global Debt Prison is a fantastic article detailing society's transformation in debt slaves by using allegories from a Dickens novel. (Neither Corp Press)

Ever wondered about the Gulf oil spill. Yeah, that little doozy? Seems as though that subject has been brushed aside. Luckily GW is on top of things and created a thorough link dump of spill-related stories... Meanwhile, Back In the OTHER Gulf. (Washington's Blog)

American Eulogy describes how debt will eventually kill America.... if it already hasn't. (The Burning Platform)

Always an educational experience reading FerFAL... Economic Collapse Preparedness: What to do? (Surviving in Argentina)

The stock market is always supposed to go...up, right? Maybe so, maybe not. Well, probably not if you read Negative Annualized Stock Market Returns for the Next 10 Years or Longer? It's Far More Likely Than You Think (Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Debt Is Money for Slaves

Stark, honest, candid. What other adjectives for the truth do I have to say that explained this video...



"Gold is the money of kings. Silver is the money of gentlemen. Debt is the money of slaves."

Wow.

H/T to Zero Hedge.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

NASDAQ Hacked


According to a Wall Street Journal article, Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computers.

According to the federales, the trading platform was not compromised. It almost seemed as though the hackers were just dipping their toe in the pool.

Wonder if it's just a bunch of geeks that the Sack hired? Maybe it's a rogue group of hackers just goofing off? Maybe it's a well-coordinated scheme from China?

H/T to Mattazuma for the link.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Waffles Report: Gates Of Hell


There are six places on Earth believed to be actual entrances into Hell. They include a volcano in Iceland, a cave in the jungles of Central America, and a lake of fire in Africa. According to ancient myth and Christian legend, each is a passage to a terrifying underworld for the damned. Even today, some believe they are still portals. Eerily, they share striking similarities. We’ll visit these six locations, and along the way, reveal how the concept of Hell emerged in history and why it still evokes fear today.
I am not sure if any of you have seen this show on the History Channel. I am pretty sure the places they chose are not the REAL gates of hell.. but I have decided to go search for them myself. I mean like how freaking cool would it be to find them?

I am liquidating my assets now and will start my trek in Africa. I will keep you updated on my progress. I mean what is the worst thing that could happen right?

The Battle of Tahrir Square



Compelling first-hand account of the Battle of Tahrir Square -- a bloody clash between anti-government protesters and pro-Mubarak cronies. The photo gallery also has stunning images of the post-apocalyptic scene.

Ronald McDonald Kidnapped by F.L.A.

The Food Liberation Army currently has Ronald McDonald in custody. They threatened to execute him if their demands have not been met...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bernanke Is a Crackhead

Banks selling shit. Kids sniffing bath salts. Smoking doobies with rolling papers made out of BoA rolling papers. Bernanke is a crackhead. Max and Stacy cracked me up with the latest episode of the Keiser Report...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Reading Between Hillary's Lines

Nice work with the "reading between the lines" of Hillary's recent speech...


H/T Max Keiser.