Saturday, June 30, 2007

The New World

Broken, hurt, increasingly ignored and soon
bankrupt, they will eventually fade to black.

Don't expect them to notice.
It would appear that, for the present at least, the question of whether governments ought to intervene in the new [cyber] economy is actually hypothetical. If, as we have seen, they are powerless to secure their social goals through Internet censorship, then any action which they undertake—like that in the case of Yahoo! and the French government—is bound to fail. For the time being, no matter how badly governments want to intervene, and no matter how hard they attempt to do so by traditional means, they are bound to fail. The new economy is a free economy, a spontaneous order of mutually adjusting particles, and these particles will simply adjust themselves to the futile attempts of governments to shape their motion.
Full essay.

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Real Aliens

I've broached this idea myself before, tho
Howard needs to look at The Bigger Picture
with his last line. I'm quite sure he would
agree...should read, "except for the people
in all the world's capitols".

Outside of that, I can't fault one word.

Now watch this short video.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

So you want to stick it to the IRS legally

Y'all be careful now, yaheah.

Ultimately, any branch of bummint can do anything
it pleases, and regularly does.
Sixty days earlier, the DOJ had indicted Lawrence on three counts of willful failure to file a 1040 form, and three felony counts of income tax evasion. The federal Judge dismissed all charges with prejudice, meaning the DOJ cannot charge Lawrence with those crimes again.
Any information collection form, such as IRS Form 1040, which lacks bona fide statutory authority or which conflicts with the Constitution, cannot be issued an OMB control number. If a control number were issued for such a form, the form would be invalid and of no force and effect.
Full article.

More on OMB...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Most Suppressed Invention

Tales of high-mileage carburetors suppressed by the automotive industry and "free energy" devices suppressed by the power companies abound. There is even a story that has been surfacing occasionally concerning a "powder" that converts ordinary tap water into motor fuel.

The irony is that free energy has been ours for the taking for over a hundred years from a device that was invented over 200 years ago: the simple steam engine.
See it all.

How to Build an Off-Grid System

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

"The science is settled", say Gore and other dolts

Idiot pols...
Using computers to conduct what is referred to as a "time series analysis" on the colouration and thickness of the annual layers, we have discovered repeated cycles in marine productivity in this, a region larger than Europe. Specifically, we find a very strong and consistent 11-year cycle throughout the whole record in the sediments and diatom remains. This correlates closely to the well-known 11-year "Schwabe" sunspot cycle, during which the output of the sun varies by about 0.1%. Sunspots, violent storms on the surface of the sun, have the effect of increasing solar output, so, by counting the spots visible on the surface of our star, we have an indirect measure of its varying brightness. Such records have been kept for many centuries and match very well with the changes in marine productivity we are observing.
Full article.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Imposition of Order = Escalation of Chaos

Lo and behold, another Bright Spark sticks his head up:
The Law of Eristic Escalation

This Law (originally found in the Honest Book of the Truth, Gospel According to Fred, 1:6) pertains to any arbitrary or coercive imposition of order. It is:

Imposition of Order = Escalation of Chaos
An imposition of order creates a chaos deficit, which compounds until it is paid off (by enduring all the outstanding chaos).

Looks like most everyone is wired wrong, expecting order out of more order.

Expect a shit storm of hurricane proportions.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Message to worshipers of the state

Would you statist fools out there but realize that Ron Paul

is the only one who has a plan to save your precious

government, you would vote for him, but no, you don't

see it.

's ok, Dull Sparks.

It's doomed to failure anyway, no matter who's "elected". *

Good riddance.

*It only looks like democracy. It smells of 2 day old

fish in the sun or worse. Remember the Iron Law of


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Something will give, by design

Government, which creates power and not any greater reasoning than an individual human mind, with power corrupting or altering the perceptions of any mind which adopts the use of power, creates the manifestation of consistently using force or power to force the decisions of government people on other people, by design of government, inherently creating an adverse reaction (contempt, hatred, retaliation, subversion, etceteras) toward the government people, by design, regardless of outward illusions such as people smiling toward government officials and pretending to respect them.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Universal Form

Some day we'll understand how to use this
in wide-ranging applications.

Don't be put off by the extra math that so
many want to throw at you. Ignore 'em.
It's really quite simple even for me, a
mathematical illiterate.

Now do some thinking on the spiral
in motion in three dimensions. To get
an idea, watch the bath water disappear
down the drain.

Then go look at the graphic at the top on
the right panel here.

More about this here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Earlier this month, UBS polled 80 central bank reserve managers on their investment intentions over the next decade. Asked what the one biggest change would be, 38 per cent said they would buy more so-called “spread product” – that is, any form of credit except Treasuries. A further 18 per cent went for more equities and 12 per cent for alternative assets such as hedge funds and private equity.

So more than two-thirds said, by implication, that they would reduce their weighting in Treasuries. This seems perfectly healthy. To date, the vast majority of reserve managers have not been allowed to buy riskier assets. As they gain permission and the necessary expertise, the price of Treasuries will cease to be distorted by massive forced buying.
..."not been allowed to buy riskier assets".

As my friend flinter says, "The concept of
what is riskier, is about to do a pole shift."

See the full report.

Monday, June 18, 2007

A soul mate

“I am incapable of saying what people want to hear,” he writes. “In fact I regard it as my personal mission to speak the opposite.” In other words, the party was right about him all along. “I am a reactionary in this sense,” he explains, “and this concept has informed my behavior all my life.”
Full article.

Ripped from owlsarentwise

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The gangs are there...

...making an attempt to collect their protection money.
One unmistakable clue about the lethal intentions of the armed gang surrounding the Brown residence – a polyglot gathering of “heavily armed New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts State Police, a N.H. State Police Explosives Disposal Unit, state and regional SWAT teams” -- can be found in the vocabulary used to describe that dwelling.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The cat's out

On the way to junk status early? [link fixed]
GOVERNMENT bond markets are supposed to be the accountants of the financial world: calm, steady and rational. They are not supposed to frighten the horses. But in the days following June 7th, bond investors had a traumatic experience. The yield on the ten-year Treasury bond rose from 4.96% that day to reach 5.33% during trading on June 13th before closing just below 5.2%.

What makes the slump in bond prices all the odder is that Treasury bonds are normally regarded as the risk-free asset, the one that investors buy when they are really worried. What could have prompted the sell-off?
A higher risk-free rate will eventually raise the financing costs for everyone, from American homeowners fixing their mortgages, through hedge funds using leverage, to private-equity groups planning bids for quoted companies. It should also bear down (eventually) on economic growth.


When bond prices drop, yields go up.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Carving you up, making more cannibal stew

...or a look at gangland.
Remember those old photographs taken during World War II, with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt, plus selected others, posing as masters of the universe? The victors were meeting to carve up Europe, divide the spoils, plan the future, map out a plan for our lives.

Of course they created a political and economic disaster, which is what happens when mere mortals come to believe themselves to be gods.

But there is something about those photographs that continues to inspire political leaders all over the world. They are forever cobbling together grand summits to negotiate important things on a global scale. If there are no issues, they invent them. The supreme goal: to appear in the history books. And the power and money that come in the meantime isn’t a bad thing either.

And so we are represented at the G-8 meeting by Bush the Great, who this time decided two things, both of which are going to cost you plenty.
Whole report.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Law

From a man who was a member of the
French assembly after the French Revolution...

Victims of Lawful Plunder

Men naturally rebel against the injustice of which they are victims. Thus, when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter -- by peaceful or revolutionary means -- into the making of laws. According to their degree of enlightenment, these plundered classes may propose one of two entirely different purposes when they attempt to attain political power: Either they may wish to stop lawful plunder, or they may wish to share in it.

Woe to the nation when the latter purpose prevails among the mass victims of lawful plunder when they, in turn, seize the power to make laws!

Until that happens, the few practice lawful plunder upon the many, a common practice where the right to participate in the making of law is limited to a few persons. But then, participation in the making of law becomes universal. And then, men seek to balance their conflicting interests by universal plunder. Instead of rooting out the injustices found in society, they make these injustices general. As soon as the plundered classes gain political power, they establish a system of reprisals against other classes. They do not abolish legal plunder. (This objective would demand more enlightenment than they possess.) Instead, they emulate their evil predecessors by participating in this legal plunder, even though it is against their own interests.

It is as if it were necessary, before a reign of justice appears, for everyone to suffer a cruel retribution -- some for their evilness, and some for their lack of understanding. --Frederic Bastiat, French author of The Law (1848)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Whither the Remnant?

Nor am I persuaded that there has been any fundamental transformation in the thinking of most Americans. The disaffection most have with the war, I suspect, has to do with the sense of embarrassment with how the war is being conducted, not with that it was undertaken in the first place. A colleague of mine opined, a couple months ago, that it “would be nice if the United States could get out of Iraq without too much egg on its face.” To his shock, I replied that the United States needs to experience as much “egg on its face” as possible. Since those who orchestrated, directed, and cheered on this criminal act will never be held to account for their wrongdoing in any meaningful way, they ought to at least suffer public humiliation for their behavior. To fail to see the moral implications of what America has become; to regard the deaths of over one million innocent Iraqis – if one includes the half-million children who died from earlier U.S. embargoes on food and medicine – as nothing more than a failure of “intelligence” or “poor planning” or “mismanagement,” is symptomatic of the moral and spiritual pathology of a once-great nation.
Full essay.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Those "dangerous" questions

What's the liar hiding?
Manchester, NH - Freelance reporter Matt Lepacek, reporting for, was arrested for asking a question to one of Giuliani's staff members in a press conference. The press secretary identified the New York based reporter as having previously asked Giuliani about his prior knowledge of WTC building collapses and ordered New Hampshire state police to arrest him.
A warning to the press-- if candidates or police don't like your questions, you could be arrested for trespassing and even espionage in the new Orwellian America.
Full report

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Is it unanimous?

“Russia today is a police state, masqueraded as a democracy,” he [Kasparov] told a panel at a democracy and security conference where US President George W. Bush is to give the keynote address this afternoon.
Full report.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

The bearded nut

"We need to start seeing the media as a bearded nut on the sidewalk, shouting out false fears. It's not sensible to listen to it." --Michael Crichton

Friday, June 08, 2007

Another lie uncovered, the official CPI

Two graphs of the Consumer Price Index
Note that the government CPI does not include taxes.

Ripped from nowandfutures

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Statism and Moral Responsibility

We must openly and repeatedly tell people that the system will self-destruct, that it is evil and rotten to the core, that the army and police are not noble, that currency is an illusion, debt is real and the countdown is almost at zero. There is no possibility that we can prevent the coming crash – it's far too late for that – but because we can accurately predict it, we are more likely to have credibility after the fact.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The more deadly gang

At the nearby headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, agents—many of whom live in these communities—fielded the reports with mounting alarm. But Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, wasn't terrifying just northern Virginia. "They were popping up everywhere," says Chris Swecker, assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigative division. "It seemed like we were hearing more and more about MS-13." Then one day last fall, FBI Director Robert Mueller called Swecker into his office. "You have a mandate to go out and address this gang," Mueller told him. Mueller declared MS-13 the top priority of the bureau's criminal-enterprise branch—which targets organized crime—and authorized the creation of a new national task force to combat it. The task force, which includes agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), aims to take on MS-13 much as the FBI once tackled the Mafia.
Who's the more deadly gang here?

You decide.

All this is just a new rendition of a very old story.

Full article.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Your very own local hard money mint for the Coming Dark Age...or before

If we have to start back with barter after the
fan stops, it'll be a bitch and a very nasty one

Here is a possible way howdt (pardon me, Dr.)
with profit for anyone who has the silver. (I like
silver, the poor man's gold. Nothing wrong with
a gold mint either, one or both, your grins.)

Bring your silver wealth to the disaster and mint
it up for a small fee. Only the producers will "get"

You could even start now. A simple mint is easy
to set up, even if you start with one large hammer
stamping your coins.

A little history of local currencies is here.

Idea ripped from Dr. Lenny.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Another nation state on the way out

In many ways, going the way of

. Who's next? Venezuela?

What most analysts, including this writer, foresaw as a medium-term problem seems to have confronted Iran much sooner than expected. The present inflation rate of about 20%, driven by a 40% rate of monetary expansion, suggests that government resources are already exhausted. Governments resort to the printing press when they no longer can raise sufficient funds through taxation, sales of state-owned commodities such as oil, or borrowing. That is surprising, considering that Iran reported a current-account surplus of US$13 billion last year. The fact that Iran cannot stabilize its currency suggests a breakdown of political consensus within the regime, and a scramble by different elements in the regime to lay hands on whatever resources it can.

Another possibility is that the official numbers are entirely false, and that Iran already has fallen into a current-account deficit. In a May 19 statement reported by the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), President Mahmud Ahmadinejad denied a report that Iran's imports now exceed $60 billion, against an official estimate of $45 billion. This sort of discrepancy typically occurs when capital flight is disguised as imports through fraudulent invoices and similar devices. A small current-account deficit would be of little concern for a nation with normal access to world capital markets, but Iran is unable to borrow. [My emphasis]

Full article.


Like the author says above, you can bank on the
idea that the official numbers in the link below
are false. Governments lie. That's what they
do best.

Now look at who's at the bottom of the list.

Thanks to David Goodyear for pointing that out.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Nation State is out of favor

The author's a bit naive, as the nation state
has shot its wad, but nevertheless...
As far as entire failed states go, "About 2 billion people live in countries that are in danger of collapse" according to the Index of Failed States from Foreign Policy magazine. Some of the nations at the top of the failure list never had abundant state apparatus to begin with, so the additional pressures of economic globalization and organized crime don't meet much resistance.
Many more Failed States to come.

Large/small gangs killing, maiming, raping,
burning, jailing and looting a given area for
control of that area is different from anarchy
in what way?

Full report.

Friday, June 01, 2007

A parable

A few months ago, my son came over and told me he was running for Grand Wizard.

“If I become Grand Wizard,” he said, “I will be able to veto most of the lynchings that come up for a vote. Then I’ll really have the power to reduce the number of people getting killed or beaten up.”

“But son!” I exclaimed in horror. “People – other than you, let’s say – only join the Klan so they can lynch people. If all they want to do is lynch people, why on earth would they vote you in? And if you somehow got in, the moment you stopped them from lynching, they’d just toss you out! If you stop the Klan from lynching, it’s not the Klan anymore!”

“No,” he said earnestly, “it’s still the Klan – it’s just a smaller Klan that lynches less!”

“Twenty years ago,” I said softly, “you said that in a perfect world, there would be no lynching at all…”

“Sure,” he said, coloring slightly. “But I can’t talk about that. About there being no lynching at all. I mean, that would be mad – I’d never get elected Grand Wizard!”

“Right, so you’re on a ‘pro-lynching’ platform, you just want less lynching.”

“Yes,” he said, nodding vigorously, immune to irony.

“So it’s wrong to lynch a lot, but it’s right to lynch a little.”

“Well, ideally, there should be no lynching at all…”

“But that’s not what you’re telling people. You’re telling people that the right thing to do is lynch less.”

“Sure – because less lynching is better than more lynching.”

“But no lynching is better, right?”

“Yes, in an ideal world…”

“So why don’t you tell people that? That you want to take over the Klan in order to abolish it!”

He laughed. “Oh, I don’t think that’s the right idea. Right now, we need the lynchings. We need the Klan. It’s just gotten too big.”
How much lynching is just enough for you?