Thursday, March 31, 2011

They Know Where You Are At All Times Because of Your Cell Phone

They know your every move. Why? Because of your cell phone. They know if you've been naughty or nice. They know where you go at all times. And it's not something out of a Hollywood film, or from the speed-induced ramblings of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, or something that your tin-foil hat crazy Uncle Lou tells you about. It's real according to a report from a German politician, Malte Spitz.

Spitz acquired data from his telephone company and he was able to track his EVERY MOVE over a six month period. That included location data and specific details about how many calls or text messages he sent. The data was so comprehensive it could tell you which person that called Spitz had the highest chance of being "sent to voicemail"... wow.

The more dependent you are on your cellular device, the easier it is to keep tabs on you. Just some food for thought.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Max Keiser: Armed Pirates of a Digital Age

Max and Stacy return with another episode of the Keiser Report. Max rants about silver hitting $500 an ounce. Max also interviews Isa Blumi about the recent unrest in Yemen and Libya.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

UFO Fleet Over Fukushima Reactor?

Just the other day, a friend of mine said, "It's so bad in Japan, we need the aliens to help us clean it up."

And now... this video surfaces from Japan. Is it a hoax? Or legit?

If it's real, what are the fleet of aliens trying to do? Is that their haz mat team? Are they giving us a message? Are thy fueling up their spacecrafts for an intergalactic voyage?

Thanks to Zeke for pointing out the video.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday A.M. Red Pill: London Anti-Cuts Protests, China Jails Writer, No Safe Radiation, ETF Myths, and Weed Grows in Brooklyn

It's Monday. If you haven't woken up from your slumber yet, this new bits will certainly sober you up...
Japan Meltdown: GW is the voice of reason with No, the Amount of Radiation Released from the Japanese Nuclear Reactors is NOT "Safe". (George Washington's Blog)

European Debt Crisis: Buying Time Is Expensive is more sobering truth. Portugal is insolvent and they're expecting a bailout package worth €50-70 Billion. (Economist)

Rigged markets: Take a gander at A History of Fraudulent Oil Prices (and What It Can Teach Us About Gold and Silver). It's self-explanatory. Go see for yourself. (The Underground Investor)

Protests: On Saturday in London, 100,000+ Protest in London against Budget Cuts; Growth Expectations Fall Short; UK Standard of Living to Decline; US vs. UK Deficit Reduction Plans. (Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis)

Wall Street: KD is sharing his knowledge... Five Biggest ETF Myths. (Kid Dynamite's World)

Gulag - Made in China: It's bound to happen in America... sooner than you think! China Imprisons Popular Blogger/Writer for Challenging the Communist Party. (Rueters)

Gulag - Made In the USA: As more states go busto, expect more private prisons to pick up the slack. A Boom Behind Bars focused on the financial windfall that private prisons stumbled upon during a recent crackdown on illegals. (Business Week)

Marijuana: At one time, Weed grew in Brooklyn... as tall as Christmas trees. (NY Magazine)

Nanny State: More wisdom from one of our founding fathers... The Failure to Stand Up to Evil Leads to Insanity, Poverty and the Loss of All Our Rights.(George Washington's Blog)

Survival: As per usual, FerFal gives astute advice about the impending collapse. Food and gas prices and the survival of the American middle Class. (Surviving Argentina)
That's it for now. Good luck on surviving the week.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Max Kesier: Freedom Fighters vs. Corrupt Corporations

Max and Stacy are back with another episode of the Keiser Report. Max rants about Zynga hackers and Goldman's electronic trading scheme. He also interviews former bond trader Ed Harrison.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Silver Bears Part 5: World Tipping Points

I logged onto YouTube and was excited to see that the Silver Bears are back with a spanking new episode of their series about physical silver manipulation. Here's Part 5...

Too bad they aren't a weekly series. For more episodes of the Silver Bears, check out: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4.

Waffles Report: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water

The Great Kali River is a popular resting place for bodies after Hindu funeral rites, in which the dead are cremated on the river's edge. The funeral pyres eventually sink into the river, where they become easy meals for the local catfish. After years of nibbling on the freshly cooked corpses, the catfish have developed an insatiable taste for human flesh.
According to official sources in this article, catfish have started eating humans. You should read the whole article to see what other animals have started seeing us as dinner.

Is this a sign that god has forsaken us and revoked our dominion over animals? Is the next Apocalypse not going to be water (as promised) or fire (as many think) but some form of animal buffet?! Could this be a sign of what is to come in 2012?

I am not sure but next time I go into that pond and feel like I am being stalked from below... maybe I am!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Max Keiser: Sarkozy Owes Gaddafi Money?

Max and Stacy are back with another episode of the Keiser Report. In this latest installment Max rants about the Japanese nuclear industry and Hillary Clinton. He also chimes in on Gaddafi's son claiming "that clown" President Sarkozy owes Gaddafi money for bankrolling his campaign. Ah, and Max interviews Joe Weisenthal from the Business Insider.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chemtrails: What In the World Are They Spraying?

Here's a documentary film that tries to uncover the truth about geo-engineering and all of those streaky things we see up in the skies...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Waffles Report: Battlefield L.A.

Did you know that Battlefield: L.A. is a true story?

It was jacked up for Hollyweird, of course, but it is based on a true alien invasion. You can read more details about it here. Here is a brief recap of what happened:
Imagine a visiting spacecraft from another world, or dimension, hovering over a panicked and blacked-out L.A. in the middle of the night just weeks after Pearl Harbor at the height of WWII fear and paranoia. Imagine how this huge ship, assumed to be some unknown Japanese aircraft, was then attacked as it hung, nearly stationary, over Culver City and Santa Monica by dozens of Army anti-aircraft batteries firing nearly 2,000 rounds of 12 pound, high explosive shells in full view of hundreds of thousands of residents. Imagine all of that and you have an idea of what was the Battle of Los Angeles.
The thing that makes me believe that this was a UFO attack is the fact that NOBODY has heard of it. It was so expertly covered up that the public knows basically nothing about it. It is the same reason I think Roswell is a lame duck. It is way too obvious and well publicized. It is the governments way of saying "Hey look here!" Meanwhile they make secret deals with alien civilizations in the background. I mean, what are a few hundred thousand fattened Americans sold for dinner stock verses technological superiority over the planet. Seems like a good deal to me. Do not even pretend that you thought Americans getting super fat was just some accident.

We at the Tao of Fear will continue to keep you up to date on the latest developments no matter where they lead us. Stay safe, my sheeple.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Morning Red Pill: New Oil Spill, Shutting Down the Internet, Radiation Protection, and Japan Triggering Global Financial Meltdown?

It's Monday. Here's a few news items that will definitely wake you up this morning...
Japan: Here's minute-by-minute updates on the post-Earthquake crisis in Japan that includes potential nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. (Telegraph)

Japan: How to Protect Yourself from Radiation. (George Washington's Blog)

Japan: With Japan struggling to deal with the three-pronged disaster of an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown, business analysts are wondering about the economic impact of Japan's humanitarian crisis... Japan Systemic Risk: Global Financial Meltdown? (Business Insider)

Another Gulf Oil Spill: We thought BP's Deep Horizon spill was an isolated incident, well, not anymore. Another black swan is floating in the gulf of Mexico. Possible New Oil Spill 100 By 10 Miles Reported (Zero Hedge)

Libya: Here's coverage of the West's intervention into the rebellion as events unfolded on Sunday. (Al Jazeera)

Yemen: The President sacked the cabinet, but will that be enough? Full Yemen coverage here courtesy of AJ. H/T to Schanzer for 32 Protesters Shot Dead. (Al Jazeera. Middle East Online)

Bahrain: The recent updates on the protests in Bahrain. (Al Jazeera)

Egypt: With the recent events in Japan and Libya, let's not forget about the Anger in Egypt. (Al Jazeera)

Nanny State: I wince whenever I read stories about the government shutting down aspects of social media, like this... In Blow to Press Freedom, Justice Department Moves to Seize WikiLeaks Twitter Accounts (Antifascist Calling...)

Nanny State: Al Franken warns the sheeple that "they" are trying to shut down the internet. Yep, enjoy the internet while we can. It's just going to be restricted in the future, or more so, it's going to cost you and arm and a leg to have unrestricted access. (Politico)
That's all I have for now. Good luck surviving the week.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Max Keiser: Mad Mob, Midwest Mubaraks, and the Aura of the Digital

Max and Stacy are back. Max goes off on Larry Kudlow's disaster capitalism. Max also interviews Michael Betancourt, who discusses disinformation and his theory of the "aura of the digital", among other things.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Nuclear Boy Has Gas

This cartoon tries to explain the meltdown in Japan...

H/T to Mad for the video.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Waffles Report: Operation Sock Puppet

Did you hear the news?

The US government has launched a 2.7 million dollar project to create covert Facebook and social media accounts for the purpose manipulating online conversations and spreading pro-American, pro-military propaganda in social media. I'm kind of speechless. Not about these accounts. How the hell did this news leak out though?

I mean, the CIA and FBI have used accounts of this type to manipulate the media for years. If some hot topic came up in the news they could just divert to Lindsay Lohan arrest for the fifteenth time and the heat would be off them. Oh, and if you do not think Lohan is an undercover CIA operative you are a moron. I mean how many people do you know who could so blatantly break the law and not be arrested? The fix is in.

Oh and can I say two words: #FBI Blood.

It is nice to know that the US military are buffoons compared to some of the enemies of freedom we need to fight against. Of course, they assure us that they would never use this technology against US citizens.
None of the interventions would be in English, as it would be unlawful to address US audiences with such technology, and any English-language use of social media by Centcom was always clearly attributed.
I mean, who would not believe them, right?

Even the stupidest sheeple are not buying this. I would say this is a Tao of Fear Threat Level 2. These guys are too stupid to pose a real threat. All of the systems that are described here have been in operation for years by people who are far more dangerous. It is like some three year old's entering the big kids playground for the first time. Nothing to worry about.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Waffles Report: Angry Birds

I have found this new game called Angry Birds. My wonderful children brought it home. They were having problems with solving some of the levels, so I had to help them. It is a very nice game about some Evil Pigs who did something wrong... I can not actually figure out what they did but it made the birds very angry. So, the pigs built bomb shelters and the birds are trying to kill the pigs.

There are a lot of different kinds of birds that you can use:
Small Red Bird - He is like a rock. You just kind of throw him at stuff and hope it falls down and crushes the pigs.

Big Red Bird - This is a fatter version of the small bird. He does the same kind of thing but can push larger objects.

Yellow Kamikaze - This bird can be thrown in the air and then when you tell him to he speeds up to supersonic speed and smashes everything in his path. He is not very effective against stone but he smashes wooden objects easily.

Three Little Birdies - These cute birds launch as a single blue ball then you tell them to split and they become three little bombs. They do not do much damage but are good for breaking up ice barriers.

KAPOW Bird - This dude is awesome. He's a bomb. You toss him into a structure and after a few seconds he explodes causing massive damages. He is my favorite one.

Egg Bomber - This is another fat ass bird. He drops eggs that explode and hurt things. Also, if you tell him to drop eggs from low altitude he will go shooting off from that point and can push a lot of material around.

Australian A-hole Bird - This is a goofy looking bird that acts like a boomerang. I hate this A-hole bird. He is extremely hard to use with good accuracy. Usually, I just suicide him into things.
Anyway, Angry Birds is a wonderful game and everyone should be playing it. Since nothing bad or scary is going on in the world, I have been spending a lot of time playing this. Everything is well. Watch sitcoms. Buy a cell phone. You have nothing to worry about. Play Angry Birds. You will be assimilated.

Editors Note: Waffles has been sent to an off site deprogramming safe house. Our work here is fraught with perils as we strive to bring him to his senses. Occasionally, one of our own succumbs to the nefarious schemes of our enemies and gets brainwashed in the process of conducting thorough field research. He should be alright in a few days, and he will return to his hard-nosed journalistic, ranting self.

Max Keiser: 30 Billion Black Hole

Max and Stacy are back in the studio with another rant-fueled session. He also chats about the Goldilocks Syndrome with Richard Heinberg.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan Meltdown? Wednesday Evening Update

Here's today's quick links...
Rod Adams' blog Atomic Insights has some interesting and convincing opposing arguments about the overreaction to the radiation fallout. Adams is from a former U.S. Navy nuclear sub tech. Thanks to one of our readers for sharing Adams' blog. Check out It is never safe to panic and it is wrong to appear uncertain when you know what to do. (Atomic Insights)

Increasing Safe Radiation Dosages by 150% (Zero Hedge)

Foreign Bankers Flee Tokyo (Rueters)

Wikileaks: Watchdog had Warned Japan About Power Planets Unable to Survive Earthquakes (Telegraph)

Shock Begins to Turn to Anger (NPR)

The Exodus of Tokyo Continues. (Zero Hedge)

Nuclear (and Economic) Meltdown In Progress (Chris Martenson)

The Death of Fear

Revolution was sparked by the death of a street vendor in Tunisia.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan Meltdown - Tuesday Afternoon Update

Here are a few items about the nuclear crisis in Japan...
Fukushima Nuke Plant Situation 'Worsened Considerably' (Kyodo)

First hand account of the earthquake... In the Quake Zone(Jason Kelly via ZeroHedge)

Radiation Leaks After Third Japanese Blast (Sky News)

Meltdown Alert (BBC)

DigitalGlobe's Satellite Imagery Analysis Of Fukushima (ZeroHedge)

Japan Prepares for the Worst (The Independent)

Video: How a meltdown will happen (Zero Hedge)

The Exodus Begins...Panicked Residents Flee (Daily Mail)

The Waffles Report: Brainwashing

Normally, I do not listen to the radio these days because every pop song is full of brainwashing lyrics that try to destroy you. I had people in my car that wanted to listen to music so I was forced to turn on the radio. Now, I have the following words crashing inside my head:
Cause I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it
Sex in the air, I don't care, I love the smell of it
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But chains and whips excite me
I am trying to figure out what kind of brainwashing system was used and for what purposes. Firstly, I tried to play back the song in reverse to see if there were any demonic messages. I had hoped Satan would be too embarrassed to work with Lady Ga Ga, but you never know. It is much harder to play a song in reverse today. In the olden days, we listened to music on vinyl records and we just kind of ran the turn table backwards. Nowadays, you need sophisticated forensic tools such as the ones we use in the Tao of Fear laboratories. We are prepared.

It is also possible that particular song is setup to put your brain in an endless spiral as you sing it over and over faster and faster unable to concentrate on the important work that needs to be done at the Tao of Fear. I almost became comatosed by this highly successful technique. Luckily, I escaped because another brain washing protocol, Taio Cruz - Dynamite, came on and interfered.

After ruling out demonic influences I decided to run the song through a word associating program. This specialized software that I developed just for the Tao of Fear determines what underlying messages might exist in a block of text, a song, movies, and other forms of communication. Apparently this song is trying to tell us we are bad in a subliminal way -- that we are worthless and should be beaten and whipped -- and we should like it.

I am trying to figure out what group would benefit from this kind of message. It could be Watson. He may have infiltrated Lady Ga Ga's sound machine while she was in some drug induced psychotic state and fed her these lines. Getting humanity prepared to serve their machines overlords.

It could be some of the powerful factions behind the political world trying to make people discouraged and feel bad, so that voter turnout will keep declining and thereby stuffing ballots with fake votes will be easier.

Hell, it could just be some rich guy having some fun. I have yet to figure out who is behind this evil plot but I will continue to work on it. As always, the Tao of Fear continues our hardest work to protect you sheeple from the dangers of the real world.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan Meltdown? Monday Afternoon Update

Here's a quick list of Japan nuclear disaster links...
All 3 reactors in full meltdown mode. (Daily Mirror)

Explosion at Fukushima #3...which uses plutonium. (George Washington's Blog)

Reactor #2's rods fully exposed. (Kyodo News)

Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant. (AP)

Radioactivity Detected 60 Miles Away from Fukushima Plant. (Zero Hedge)

Satellite Photo Of Reactor 1 and 3 Explosions At Fukushima. (Zero Hedge)

Radiation will take 10-11 days to reach the Western United States. (AccuWeather)

Are We in Danger of Radioactive Leaks? (George Washington's Blog)

Don't donate money to Japan... just yet. (Rueters via KidDynamite)
That's it for now...

Anonymous vs. The Fed

The most famous hacking collective in the world, Anonymous, released their Manifesto which outlines their peaceful revolution with non-violent acts of civil disobedience. They called for the resignation of Federal Reserve head Ben Bernanke and if the Fed balked at their demand, then they'd unleashed something called Operation Empire State Rebellion, which is rumored to be incendiary Bank of America emails that suggested BoA had premeditated intent to deceive auditors and the government.
The Anonymous Manifesto

* We are a decentralized non-violent resistance movement, which seeks to restore the rule of law and fight back against the organized criminal class.

* One-tenth of one percent of the population has consolidated wealth in unprecedented fashion and launched an all-out economic war against 99.9% of the population.

* We are not affiliated with either wing of the two-party oligarchy. We seek an end to the corrupted two-party system by ending the campaign finance and lobbying racket.

* Above all, we aim to break up the global banking cartel centered at the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, Bank of International Settlement and World Bank.

* We demand that the primary dealers within the Federal Reserve banking system be broken up and held accountable for rigging markets and destroying the global economy, effective immediately.

* As a first sign of good faith we demand Ben Bernanke step down as Federal Reserve chairman.

* Until our demands are met and a rule of law is restored, we will engage in a relentless campaign of non-violent, peaceful, civil disobedience.

* In our next communication we will announce Operation Empire State Rebellion.

(via ZeroHedge)
Here's the video as well...

For more information, visit

Monday Red Pill: American Rebellion, China Gobbling Up Gold, Muni Bonds the New Subprimes, and Who Owns Your Social Network Data?

It's Monday morning. No more walking on egg shells. It's time to wake up. Here's a dozen links to open your mind.
Stunning images from Japan's earthquake/tsunami. (Daily Mail)

By the way, for general coverage of the events in Libya, I've been following in depth coverage here. There's a link to the daily live blog. (Al Jazeera)

Clashes continue in Bahrain and the Ivory Coast. (Al Jazeera)

Mish wonders... Muni Bonds the New Subprimes? Valid point that muni bonds are going to trigger the next economic tsunami in the banking system. (Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis)

Big Brother knows if you've been naughty, or nice. Who Owns Your Social Network Data? (InfoWorld)

The Cairo-Madison Connection is a piece from Noam Chomsky drawing parallels between the revolution in Wisconsin and the revolution in Egypt. (Truth Out)

Chinese Gold Fever goes into detail about China's jacked-up accumulation of gold. In just the first 2 months of 2011, China equaled what they purchased in the entire year of 2010. (Zero Hedge)

Analysis of the Global Insurrection Against Neo-Liberal Economic Domination and the Coming American Rebellion is a thorough round up on Revolution. A must read. (Amped Status)

Another good read from Amped Status... Overcoming Divide and Conquer Strategies (Amped Status)

Preparing for earthquakes and tsunamis is another well-executed list from FerFal. (Surviving Argentina)

If Japan can't cool down their reactors, how bad will the nuclear fallout be? (The Daily Beast)
That's it for now. Good luck surviving the week.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Meltdown Imminent in Japan?

Almost 60 hours after an earthquake rattled Japan and a tsunami engulfed parts of Northern Japan, the entire region has been riddled with aftershocks while self-defense forces have been rescuing trapped citizens. Japanese officials upgraded the earthquake to 9.0. Over 1,300 deaths have been confirmed by the government, but officials stated that in excess of 10,000 more deaths have yet to be confirmed in Miyagi prefecture.

But now, the country is also battling a potential nuclear meltdown at multiple nuclear facilities in Fukushima. Almost 200,000 residents have been evacuated after one of the buildings housing one of the reactors exploded (but the reactor remained in tact).

And now, there's reports of a cooling system failure at a third nuclear power plant in Tokai. Tokyo is less than 100 KM from Tokai.

It's been difficult to obtain the real story -- the biggest fear is that Japanese officials are downplaying the potential meltdown(s) while scrambling to cool down their reactors -- sort of a semi-bluff to buy more time.

Here's a recent report from RT...

To complicate matters, a volcano in southern Japan resumed its eruptions. Shinmoedake erupted in January, which concerned locals because it was the most activity the volcano has seen in over three centuries. But in the last 24 hours, the volcano unleashed ash and surrounding towns have been evacuated. With heavy rains expected, officials were concerned about mudslides.

For live updates, visit the English feed for NHK's live stream.

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According to George Washington's Blog... Meltdowns at 2 reactors...and problems with 4 others.

If there's any fallout, the West Coast of the U.S. would likely be hit.

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Here's a recently released video of the tsunami's destruction...

H/T to Zerohedge.

Max Keiser: Those Messy Democracies

Max and Stacy are back with another broadcast from Cairo, Egypt. Max rants about silver... again, and those kleptocrats backed by JP Morgan. Max interviewed journalist Lina Attallah about the Egyptian revolution, including the April 6th youth movement.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Three American "Holy" Wars

Howard Zinn discusses a trio of Holy Wars, but they aren't exactly the religious-type of wars indicated by the title. Zinn delves into the American Revolutionary War, the Civil War and WWII.

If you haven't read it, I encourage you to get a copy of Zinn's A People's History of the United States.

TED: Bill Gates on State Budgets Breaking Schools

It's TED season, which means plenty of videos of intellectuals sharing their wisdom in TED Talks lectures have been popping up on TED's YouTube page.

In this lecture, Bill Gates discusses how state budgets are hurting schools...

View more TED videos here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Helicopter Aerial View of Japan Tsunami

Just came across this spectacular footage of the tsunami...

Japan Earthquake Videos on Citizentube

A slew of earthquake/tsunami videos are popping up on You Tube. You can keep tabs on new video by visiting YouTube's citizentube Channel.

Here's one frightening video...

8.9 Earthquake Rocked Japan; Tsunami Waves Reach Almost 35 Feet; Tsunami Warning in Effect for Hawaii and West Coast of the U.S.

An 8.9 earthquake hit Japan on Friday afternoon around 3pm Tokyo time. The epicenter was 200 miles off the northeast coast of Japan. Seismologists said that this earthquake was the 5th largest quake recorded since 1900. An ensuing tsunami ravaged northern Japan with waves as high as 35 feet.

Here's a couple of videos...

Click here for stunning photos via Yahoo News, including natural gas facilities on fire (photo below).

Tusnami warnings are in effect in the entire Pacific region, especially Hawaii. Most of the West Coast of the United States is also under warning with waves expected to reach sometime on Friday morning. Southern California, where Tao of Fear HQs are located, is currently under a Tsunami Watch. Impact waves are projected to reach Santa Monica around 8:30am.

If you're foolish enough to go surfing this morning, please be smart. For everyone else, be vigilant and stay safe.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The British UFO Files

Get 'em while their hot! The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence (MoD) made their UFO files available to the public. This collection of files specifically covers 1997-2005, but also includes gems going back as far as the 1950s.

Read the MoD's UFO files
now for free (you have until the end of the month before you have to pay to view them). According to the documents, 1996-97 was a peak time for UF0s hovering over Great Britain because 609 incidents were reported. You can also get the skinny on a policy debate in Parliament about the existence of UFOs.

Dr. David Clarke also recorded a podcast about the files. Listen here.

H/T to the Poker Prof for the link.

Max Keiser: US Gaddafies

Max and Stacy are back with a special episode of the Keiser Report recorded live in Cairo. His theme this episode centers around "US Gaddafies" and an idea about a game show starring both Gaddafi and Goldman Sachs bankers.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sultans of Swaps

Gordon T. Long wrote a sensational three-part series explaining Interest Rate Swaps. Here's his intro...
There are 7 stages to executing a successful sting operation. Whether this is the modus operandi behind the Sultans of Swap operating in the $605 Trillion OTC Derivatives market or just simple coincidence, I will leave it to you shrewd reader to determine. The seven stages do however offer us an instructive theater guide to better understand these murky instruments called Interest Rate Swaps.
Check out Long's series in three acts...
Act I: Smoking Guns
Act II: The Sting
Act III: The Getaway

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

One Fish, Two Dish, Dead Fish, Dead Fish

Something reeks in L.A. today and it's not Take Me Home Tonight bombing at the box office. That foul odor? Dead fish. Millions of dead fish.

In the last 24 hours, millions of dead fish washed up in King Harbor near Redondo Beach, a former surfing enclave from the 1960s. The LA Times reported that the dead species included "anchovies, sardines and mackerel."

The cause of the dead fish is... unknown.

Could the latest mass death possibly be linked with the scores of dead fish and birds that made headlines earlier this year? Did the testing of the secret HAARP project have anything to do with the dead fish in Redondo?

I doubt we'll get any real answers, but that won't stop us from investigating further into this matter. I wouldn't expect too much mainstream coverage on the dead fish. Heck, the LA Times barely dedicated a couple of paragraphs to the story, but they did provide two amazing photos courtesy of Don Bartletti and KTLA.

The Hollywood War Machine

It's not easy to find a vast selection documentary films on cable TV. That's why I'm a fan of a site called Top Documentary Films because you can watch films for free. They have a massive collection on a wide selection of topics. Top Docs is particularly handy if you don't have a Netflix account.

I must have a dozen or so flicks bookmarked for future viewing. One of those was Empire: Hollywood and the War Machine. When I noticed a blurb about the film on Naked Capitalism, I figured that was a sign that I should bump it up to the top of my list.

You can watch the short film here...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Charlie Sheen: Torpedoes of Truth

The highly-anticipated inaugural episode of the Charlie Sheen show (aka Sheen's Korner) was streamed live on UStream on Saturday night.

My initial thoughts? It was a bit lame. Actually, that's being nice. To be blunt, it sucked because we didn't get to see the crazy psychopath. Instead, Charlie sat behind his desk with a sidekick as we got a tepid derivative of almost every talk show in Hollywood. Actually, his crew was a trio of sycophants who laughed at every one of his jokes. Out of 50+ minutes, I'd say that maybe 10 minutes of Sheen's Korner were somewhat entertaining. The worst segment? Cringe worthy moment when Charlie recited his Twitter follwers' Top 5 favorite Charlie Sheen quotes that he uttered when he made the rounds last week during his media blitz. Fucking-A, bro...Charlie...what the hell? We all tuned in to hear new material! Not to hear you repeat your greatest hits while reading them off index cards.

But then unexpectedly on Sunday evening, Charlie unleashed a surprise attack with a "torpedo of truth." Clocking in at under 14-minutes, the second episode of Sheen's Korner featured a video-recorded a phone conversation with a member of his trusted inner circle. The conversation appears to have taken place on Sunday morning, and by the looks of Sheen, he had been up all night....partying...banging 7-gram rocks probably...which meant that we finally got to see the rambling quote machine in action. But wait, there's more...Charlie the wounded artist ended the impromptu episode by waxing poetically about his dead dog.

Ah, that insanity was exactly what I had hoped for. The trainwreck aka the "torpedo of truth" can be seen here...

To sum up...if Sheen's Korner is anything like Saturday night's episode, then it's gonna be a big fat bust and I'll never tune in, thereby tuning him out. However, if the live stream takes on the freaky, bizarre tone of the torpedoes of truth, then I'll be one of millions religiously watching Charlie's rambling dissertations in homage of Dennis Hopper's character from Apocalypse Now.

The epidemic known as Charlie Sheen has infected America, Twitter, and now...UStream. Stay tuned for vaccination instructions.

Monday Red Pill: Suing Michael Lewis, Flash Mob Looters, Four Wall Street Bombs, and Broke Town USA

It's Monday morning. Time to wake up and start preparing for the huge storm on the horizon. Over the weekend, I sifted through all of the static and extracted a few eye-opening news items. Here's this batch of the Monday Morning Red Pill...
Michael Lewis' depiction of inept hedge fund manager Wing Chau wasn't the most flattering in the world, but was it worthy of a lawsuit? Well, I guess so...Michael Lewis: Will Defamation Charges by His 'Big Short' Villain Wing Chau Stick? Come to think about it, this Wing Chau guy sounds like a big fucking sore loser to me. (Naked Capitalism)

Thanks to Mattazuma for pointing out Bricks and Slaughter, an article written by Andrew Palmer, which explains the fallacy that real estate investments are a "safe haven" for assets. (Economist)

Broke Town, U.S.A. reveals the potential fallout over the impending municipal debt crisis. (NY Times)

Four time bombs that will blow up Wall Street is written by Paul B. Farrell. He suggested that jailing Wall Street bankers won't be the end to the financial junta -- rather, it's the looming revolution that will implode Wall Street. (Market Watch)

I love a good graph. That's why you should read Mapping Critical 2011 Themes - Beggar-thy-Neighbor, which charts out the potential fiat currency failure on the global scale. (Zero Hedge)

More charts? I gotta warn you, the information in these charts are pretty sobering... Employment Summary and Part Time Workers, Unemployed over 26 Weeks (Calculated Risk)

Are you ready to fend off a flash mob of robbers? Coming soon to a city/suburb near you! Mob Robbers and Rampant Looting: Is This The Future Of America?(The Economic Collapse)

FerFal shares his thoughts on Yin and Yang of Preparedness. (Surviving Argentina)

Maybe we can help these people? Please spread this story: Homeowner Suffers Horrific Injustice at the Hands of JPMorgan Chase (Mandelman Matters)
That's it. Best of luck surviving the week.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Blind Spot

Blind Spot is a documentary on peak oil and the looming energy crisis. The film was directed by Adolfo Doring, most known for the guy who directed videos for Hootie & the Blowfish in the mid-1990s. Blind Spot was also produced by Randall Wallace, an established novelist and Hollywood screenwriter/director.

You can watch the entire film version of Blind Spot here:

If you've seen a plethora of peak oil documentaries, then the topics covered in Blind Spot might sound redundant. Peak Oil documentaries were the rage in the 2000s (Blind Spot was released in 2008). But now that we're in the 2010s, indie filmmakers are focusing on the impending global financial meltdown or re-hashing the salient points from the sub-prime mortgage crisis which nearly imploded Wall Street in 2008. The best documentary film I've seen which covered both the financial collapse and peak oil is Collapse.

Max Keiser: Taste of Freedom

Max and Stacy take the show on the road and broadcast from Beirut. In the most recent episode, Max rants about cronyism and the "taste of freedom."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Waffles Report: Global Warming Anti-Christ

The Glory Satellite failed to make it into outer space this week. Does anyone think this was an accident? The satellite was designed to study earth’s climate. The project was designed in the time where global warming was a fear and people actually believed that Al Gore was the savior of mankind.

Since then it has been proven by the heroes of our world (hackers) that all these planet warming faggots were making up stories and faking data. This made very many powerful people look stupid. Powerful people HATE to look stupid. All of these countries' leaders have been screaming about Global Warming and it just was not true. Al Gore, who might be the Anti-Christ, generated a huge power base by championing this cause. He convinced us all that we were going to melt to death if we did not do something NOW!

Al and his army of green psycho warriors are smart though. I was listening to the radio the other day and a report was issued that said "The hackers proof was incorrect and global warming is still a threat." The most brilliant strategy ever! Just say "nuh uh." I mean, how much more incredibly genius can you be than just saying it never happened. Incredible! Except now here comes this little satellite they were going to send up. It seemed like a good idea when they believed in global warming but now that they KNOW it is a farce they have to stop all data collection. The satellite had to go. Al Gore just made a phone call and then one of the programmers or some scientist just slipped a decimal place somewhere and voila, we have a billion dollar bath toy sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic. You need to fear these people they are THAT good.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Historic Moment In the Arab World

In TED's first talk of 2011, Al Jazeera's director-general shares his view on the uprisings sweeping the region.

Do You Really Have to Pay Your Taxes?

Aaron Russo has been in entertainment circles since own a club in Chicago back in the 1960s where many of the great psychedelic bands (The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane) performed. Russo managed bands and eventually became a filmmaker. He was an avid political activist up until his death in 2007.

In 2006, Russo released America: Freedom to Fascism, a documentary film railing on the creation of the Federal Reserve and the Internal Revenue Service.

Russo explains: "I set out on a journey to make a film about whether or not there was a law requiring Americans to pay an income tax... or was the tax a fraud being perpetrated by the American government. This process of discovery brought something much more dangerous and frightening to my I will bring it to yours."

See for yourself....

Many critics of the film point out that Russo's assertion that "there is no law requiring an income tax" is misleading.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Max Keiser: Middle Class Misery

Max is back ranting about the misery of the American middle class...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Winning!: Today in Charlie Sheen News

OK, we all know that the Charlie Sheen media blitz is really just the latest shiny toy the Military-Industrial-Entertainment Complex is using to distract the sheeple from what's really going on. Unfortunately, a mania-fueled Charlie Sheen is so damned entertaining that even for us fear mongers it's really, really, REALLY hard to turn away from this gruesome pile of roadkill. Because really, who doesn't love hookers, blow, porn stars, verbal vomit, and winning?

Here. Get it over with, get it done, and try to move on. It's your daily Charlie Sheen fix.

Charle Sheen Quotes as New Yorker Cartoons: They're not new cartoons, rather older ones with their captions replaced with a choice Sheen musing.

Live the Sheen Dream: Clicking Charlie's head automatically generates a quote.

@charliesheen is on Twitter and he's verified: How long before #winning is a trending topic?

And finally, over on, Nikki Finke reports that the crew of Two and a Half Men will at least be paid for four of the eight episodes that were missed this season due to Sheen's antics.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Waffles Report: Am I the Stupid One?

I feel like I must be the stupid one.

I listened to the fascist controlled television yesterday and it was like it was talking to me. It asked the same question I have been asking myself: "Why is my gas going up to $5 a gallon when neither country exports any oil to the US?"

Of course, I got the smart answer: "We are in a global economy and anything that affects Europe effects us."

Are you fucking kidding me?

I am supposed to believe that shit when Exxon and Mobile owners are wiping their asses with gold bricks now? I swear I saw it. One big gold brick to clean the shit out then down the toilet. I mean, I could understand if it effected prices of the things we bought down the line. However a fucking overnight price increase? Threats of five bucks a gallon gas? What the fucking hell?

You know what has me even ANGRIER about this situation? Oh yeah, I can get angrier. I was listening to reports and they ended the segment with: "Hopefully no other countries in the Middle East join in these protests."

Excuse me? When did we stop pretending to be the fucking good guys? I mean I know it has always been bullshit but we pretend. We say: "Democracy! Yay! Go world! We are the best!" Meanwhile, we fund tyrannical despot dictators behind the scenes so we can remain a global power.

Now we do not even pretend? We want Democracy to fail? We do not want it to even start because it might jack up the fucking prices on our goddamn Hummers? What is going on with this country?

The scariest part about all this is that our Government has realized we are so stupid and corrupt that they do not even have to lie and pretend to support democracy. How far of a leap can it be from that to a military dictatorship in the United States?

Not far my sheeple!

Hopefully sites like the Tao of Fear will stem the tide of this fascist regime but I tell you all I am losing hope. I see a future where the example of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Justice comes from places like Iran and Libya.

Joe Rogan: Why Pot Is Illegal

Joe Rogan cluing in the masses about the economic reasons behind the illegality of marijuana.