Chicago riots, JP Morgan, and bank runs oh my! (among other items)

Well it’s been a busy week for news and for the news monkey, but I’m finally getting some time to sit down on a lazy warm Sunday afternoon to review some of the week’s events.

Let’s hop on my internet plane, and fly around the world wide web briefly touching upon some of the developing stories.

We first land in Chicago where the NATO summit is being held. NATO will have meetings on the 20th and 21st. The clash between protestors and the CPD still smolders on in some parts of the city. The protests weren’t as violent as “the powers that be” may have expected, or it could be the result of the massive clamp down in Chicago. Protesters clash at anti-Nato summit

Let’s take the internet plane over to the land of finance and stock market prediction and paranoia. I came across an article where Jim Cramer is predicting bank runs in Spain, Italy, and France. This prediction comes on the heels of the bank runs we saw in Greece this past week. www.businessinsider.com

I like watching Jim Cramer for entertainment value, but the man has lost credibility with me, especially after he said Bear Sterns was fine before they collapsed. I would say it’s safe to assume the opposite of what he said will happen, but in this case I feel he’s stating the obvious.

As we continue to enjoy our stay in finance land, we see JP Morgan still in trouble despite the propaganda and public relation spin coming from their leader Jamie Dimon. www.businessinsider.com article 2

Dimon assures us all will be okay soon, as they begin protecting their positions in the market.

We need to remember JP Morgan has many enemies that would enjoy kicking them while they are down and vulnerable. Let us not forget that JP Morgan has enjoyed kicking others while they were down in the past, so maybe karma will catch up with them.

If JP Morgan fails, I believe we’ll have an Armageddon like scenario on our hands.

Next stop is Europe. I don’t have confirmation or all the details, but there is a developing story being reported that NATO has made their missile interceptor system operational. The missile is now operation sir!

This is going to anger the Russians for sure, and we need to recall what Medvedev said would be the Russian response if this occurred.

Russian Response (you will have to turn on the captions unless you speak Russian)

Now we’ll take the internet plane to land of the Rising Sun, or the land of silicone implants, plastic surgery, and really cool movies (aka Hollywood), where we can also see the solar eclipse!

In other news…

The world lost Bee Gee co-founder Robin Gibb today, which increased the list of notable celebrity deaths this month. May hasn’t been kind to celebrities this year, as we also lost Junior Seau, Adam Yauch, and Donna Summer.

Next blog post (which should be tomorrow) we’ll get back to tackling the news in depth.

I bid you adieu.

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Incremental Conditioning AKA Pavlov’s Dog

I went out the other night with a friend to catch up over some drinks, and we started talking politics. Yes I know it’s usually a big mistake, but we agree on the most points so it never gets heated. Our conversations resemble a preaching to the choir, which is usually followed by many amens, but I digress.

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Welcome to the Police State!

I consider myself a political atheist, and my friend is mostly winged to the right. Our political preaching eventually meandered and found its way to the topic of gasoline. Now if you’re an American (which I assume most of you are), there is an almost eventual guarantee that you’ll be filling up at the pump.

My friend told me a couple of years back he wanted to “kill a man” (as he put it figuratively) for having to pay over $2 a gallon, but now he would “kill a man” (figuratively again of course) if he could just pay $3 a gallon. Most of us have already paid over $4 this year, and it recently has fallen to $3 and change in quite a few states.

At this point the term “incremental conditioning” popped into my mind, which I liken to a nation wide experiment on Pavlov’s Dogs, but in this case human beings. I did a Google search, but I couldn’t find the two words listed together in the way I’m proposing.

I’ll include the definitions here for reference.

Incremental – Increasing or adding on, especially in a regular series: small, incremental tax hikes.

Conditioning – Have a significant influence on or determine (the manner or outcome of something) – or – Train or accustom (someone or something) to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances.

We’re seeing an incremental conditioning occur in many phases of American society. Some of them are harmless, while others are more insidious. I’ll list some examples that I’ve observed.

  1. The Pump: We’ve finally reached $4 a gallon.  Gas prices have fallen, and there are now more than a few states where you can fill your car for $3 and change, but the fact that we feel $3 and change is a welcome price is my point.
  2. Check points: Whether you’re getting a TSA rub down in the airport, or a rub down attending a football game. Check points are popping up in places other than the airports. The American public is getting used to being frisked, and in a way teaching children that it’s okay for a stranger in a uniform to touch them.
  3. The Military: I come from a military family, and I’ve spent my fair share of time at summer camps on military bases. There are many great people that serve and protect our Republic, but it sure does seem the general familiarity has been thrust upon on us. It’s common to see troops in combat fatigues on our streets, movies, and at every football game to name just a few. There has also been an increase in public drills and exercises. If posse comitatus was an animal it would be endangered. Exercise in Florida Exercise in Los Angeles Exercise in Chicago
  4. Surveillance – The surveillance state has fully arrived. Whether it’s evidenced by something simple as a candid pic of your car out on the highway, because of a low balance E-Z Pass, or the persistent data collection that occurs in every facet of being a consumer.
  5. Militarization of the Police – All you have to do is take a look around, and you’ll see them. The desired intimidation effect has been fully realized with the incorporation of a para-military tactical dress. Growing up I thought the bad guys wore black, so why has that been adopted by many police forces? Why is there an obvious militarization of the police? I don’t have the answer, but it’s the new normal.

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Do the Euro!

Have you heard about the new crazy dance all the wild kids are doing nowadays!? Well you should! It’s called THE EURO! You take one step in, you take one step out, you do a bounce, a clap, a turn around, and then you point in there air and say HOOOOOO!!

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Travolta doing the “Euro”.

I’m sorry. That was uncalled for, but through the use of metaphor we can see how the euro crisis is like an awkward dance, with an awkward partner that never seems to end

“Seems” is the key word.

This bounce clap two step will end in my opinion. It will end in the exit of Greece, and they will be followed possibly by Italy and Spain. The powers that be, or the globalist banking agenda as I like to put it, will try to ram home some sort of back door deal to stop these countries from exiting the euro. They will attempt to consolidate power financially. They won’t let their European “superstate” fail without a fight.

Greece, Italy and Spain have a much better chance at improving their economy in the long run if they exit stage left, and return to their currencies. The pain will be there and the pill will be hard to swallow, but they will gain their sovereignty back by cutting the chain with Brussels (headquarters of EU)

Here is an article from the Financial Times discussing some of the immediate effects we’re seeing on Spain and Italy. www.ft.com

European Markets have closed down today, and 26 Italian banks were downgraded by Moody’s as well to add fuel to the fire. Wall Street Journal

If you were a young man or woman in Spain, how would it feel to hear your country tell you to seek work abroad? www.ft.com

As I said previously, I predict the exit of Greece from the euro, and Italy or Spain to follow.

The euro crisis is a slow dance…but it will end.

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Damascus – follow up

I want to quickly respond to a few e-mails I received, which concerned my previous post on the twin bombing in Damascus. Some readers were asking if I believe the U.S. Navy had anything to do with the bombing.

I’m in no way accusing the U.S. Navy of having anything to do with the bombing. Let me repeat that again. I’m in no way accusing the U.S. Navy of having anything to do with the bombing.

I was attempting to explain that whoever was behind the bombing had military knowledge, and was not your run of the mill bomber. I really hope that clears the air. I’m a Patriot myself, and come from a military family. I wouldn’t throw such a baseless accusation or insinuation around.

Next post we’ll delve into some mysteries concerning ghost cities beings built around the globe.

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Damascus

There is quite a lot going on in the news today, but I wanted to focus on the morning’s bombing in Damascus.

The bombings took place during the morning rush hour, and as the dust settled from this horrific incident, RT reported that at least 55 were killed, and 372 wounded in the twin bomb explosion. 

No one has yet claimed responsibility, but as expected the Syrian Government and Free Syrian Army are pointing fingers at each other. The blame has also been applied to the Mossad and CIA, according to the Turkish Daily

I need to digress for a moment…

An acquaintance of mine who spent quite some time in the Navy (80′s & 90′s), once told me a tactic employed by the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War, was to launch a tomahawk missile, and then wait about 30 minutes to follow up on the same target with a second missile to kill the medical personel, military personel, or whoever showed up to have a look around.

Now with that in mind, read the following paragraph from Russia Today;

“The blasts happened in quick succession during the morning rush hour, just as employees were arriving to work. An initial small explosion was followed by a much larger blast allegedly targeted at paramedics and security forces arriving at the scene, AP reports.”
RT’s description of the event is eerily similar.

I’m in NO WAY accusing the U.S. Navy, but this tactic is very reminiscent of what I was told. Suffice to say, whoever did this was a professional. Given the size of the two explosions, and the tactics used, the bombers would have had prior military experience, and a knowledge of explosives. There is a chance a rag tag, blind fire, band of rebels, supplied with old Soviet equipment could have thought to employ the tactic, but it seems unlikely.

Anyone using this tactic on innocent men, women, and children, is a murderer and a coward.

These two explosions were extremely massive as you can see from the following video.

The following link contains photographs from shortly after the explosions. Be forewarned, the pictures are GRAPHIC. Please do not click the link if you’re easily offended or disturbed. graphic pictures

The bombing is going to reignite the unrest in Syria, and may very well end the cease fire between the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian Government. The act will spread more fear and destruction throughout Syria, which is exactly what the perpetrators of this disgusting act wished for.

Now if we move our GPS south a moment to the kingdom of Jordan, we’ll see the USA is gearing up for a three week exercise with 15 other countries.

In my observation, exercise leads to action.

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The CIA and the case of the exploding underwear

I’m going to try and not be cynical this morning. I’m really going to try, but when I heard yesterday the CIA “foiled” the plot of AQAP, my bullshit detector was reading off the charts!(AQAP stands for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula…how cute. I wonder who came up with the acronym?)

In order for you to understand why the bullshit detector was going off, we need to hop in the time machine and take a trip back to the far past. Our destination will be December 25th 2009 AD.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (aka the underwear bomber) was arrested for lighting his underoos on fire aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit.

The 25 year old Umar confessed, and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on February 16, 2012. Now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s look at some facts.

  • Umar’s father is a well known banker, who recently retired as chairman of First Bank PLC, which is one of Nigeria’s premier banks. Umaru (Umar’s father) contacted the U.S. Embassy before the incident on the 25th, and told a State Department Official as well as a CIA representative that his son was in Yemen, and has most likely become radicalized. cnn.com
  • Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy testified before congress, that an unnamed agency objected to the revoking of the Umar’s Visa, after notification from his father of his activities and the entering of the Visa VIPER message. youtube video
  • Airline passenger Kurt Haskell and his wife Lori, reported seeing an “Indian man” help the reported underwear bomber on to the flight. youtube video

Now if you recall this underwear accident was used as the main selling point to add more of the beloved body scanners we now have to our airports. This is a perfect example of “problem, reaction, solution.” to borrow a phrase coined by David Icke.

From all appearances, Umar was used as a willing patsy. He was not only allowed to board the plane, but according to eyewitnesses he was actually helped by an unidentified man. Umar’s underwear had given the government the excuse it needed to add more scanners, and to further the clamp down at the airports, where you’re being conditioned to be charged guilty before proven innocent. And if you don’t wish to unravel some DNA strands with the back scatter scanners, you can opt for a free rub down from your local TSA representative.

With our knowledge from the past, let’s fast forward the time machine to the present day. The MSM (main stream media) wants us to buy the story hook, line, and sinker. According to most recent reports, we have a double agent working for the CIA or Saudi Intelligence, (it’s unclear at this time) and he turned himself and his underwear over to authorities. The administration will now stake the claim of foiling the dastardly plot under their watch, the TSA is outstanding, and we’re winning the war against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (In Yemen).

What are we to believe given the previous incident? I for one smell something nasty, and it’s not in my pants.

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Sun Alert!

I’m not fluent enough in space weather to speak intelligently on the subject, so I’ll let the link do the talking.

Here’s a quote and link from Space Weather

SOLAR ACTIVITY INTENSIFIES: Huge sunspot AR1476 is crackling with M-class solar flares and appears to be on the verge of producing something even stronger. The sunspot’s ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field harbors energy for X-class flares, the most powerful kind. Earth is entering the line of fire as the sunspot rotates across the face of the sun.
Earlier today, amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft of New Mexico detected strong shortwave radio bursts coming from the sunspot. Click to hear the “solar static” that roared out of his loudspeaker:

 

 

FM 3-39.40

It’s unfortunately not a new FM station. You won’t have perpetual play of the same 10 songs with this FM. This FM stands for Field Manual, and it’s full name is INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS. The manual was released for the Department of Defense and her “contractors” on February of 2010.

Here is a link to the pdf from constitution.org http://constitution.org/abus/intern/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf. You’ll definitely need some free time if you wish to read the whole document, as it comes in at novel worthy length of 325 pages.

FM 3-39.40 covers the internment of U.S. citizens, and the re-education of political activists among other things. The document also covers the use of internees as forced labor.

The last time I watched the attempted re-education of political dissidents, was in the 80′s with Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen battling the Russians in Red Dawn!

 

Anyway…

Try using the following words to navigate around the document in adobe.

  • “political activists”
  • “civilian internees”
  • “within U.S. territory”
  • “civil support operations”
  • “man-made disasters”
  • “reeducating”

Ultimately this document is ominous In light of the passing of the NDAA by the President on New Year’s Eve 2011. The National Defense Authorization act allows for indefinite detention of U.S. citizens by order of the President. On March 12th of this year, the Department of Homeland Security placed an order for 450 million hollow point bullets. www.theblaze.com

These are things that make me go “hmm”.

I don’t believe the military is going to be ordered to come for us in the middle of the night, but these preparations are simply not out of boredom.

The apparatus is fully in place for a police state.

Are they preparing for war?

Are they preparing for economic collapse?

A debt of 15 trillion could do that.

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