Posted by: Puddy Dunne | July 3, 2013

Drones over Austin

Update from Austin Texas. E-6B / E-4B Drone aircraft spotted over Austin Texas today.  From Infowars.


Reduced Air traffic flying 911 drones under the radar – doomsday aircraft

under the radare-6 E-4_&_C-32s_Fairbairn



  1. Tick Tock Tick Tock

    Egypt – Coup d’etat in progress

  2. Why can’t American Sheeple agree to remove Obamacare? The Military Industrial Complexity.

    How To Execute A Coup, In One Chart

  3. So Morsi has “stepped down” in Egypt aye?

    Constitution “suspended”…Hmmm, at least it is admitted in Egypt. The US Constitution has been suspended for close to a hundred years, but everyone here prefers to pretend.

    I don’t know about this E-4 in Austin…on Jones’ visual alone? Anyone else say they saw it? How about the drones? How many sightings of those?


  4. Egypt situation..
    Lots of on the spot, up to the minute reporting here:



  5. Bostonians will face airport security-style measures if they wish to attend the city’s major annual July 4 event, with virtually all personal items being banned along with mandatory checkpoints, snitch hotlines and bag searches, begging the question – what “freedoms” are they supposed to be celebrating?~Paul Joseph Watson

    Yes…What Freedoms??? As if we needed to be cavity searched on the 4th of July to recognize that Liberty is done dead in Amerika.


    • “Stupid is as stupid does Ms Amerika.” ~Forrest Gump


    • Operation Breadbasket is in effect. The entire Eastern seaboard below DC will under flood alert. I don’t know about NE but the HAARPING of upper stream cold front is remaining under assault with the Lower stream driving storms in Northern positions

      The 4th of July is officially cancelled, but who really gives a shit? It’s not like it’s independence day or freedom from London.

    • Maybe they can stay home for a little teabagging. That’s what Congress will be doing.

  6. Clarke said, “There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car.
    “What has been revealed as a result of some research at universities is that it’s relatively easy to hack your way into the control system of a car, and to do such things as cause acceleration when the driver doesn’t want acceleration, to throw on the brakes when the driver doesn’t want the brakes on, to launch an air bag,” Clarke told The Huffington Post. “You can do some really highly destructive things now, through hacking a car, and it’s not that hard.”
    “So if there were a cyber attack on the car [Hasting’s Mercedes] — and I’m not saying there was,” Clarke added, “I think whoever did it would probably get away with it.”~Richard Clarke

    I think I’ll get me one a them older cars too…huhmmmfg…


  7. I buy old in cars and elctronics. Call me on my analog brick buddy😉


    Be sure to stay away from those Really Big Shews where you are liable to get a cavity search.



    • Current debt for each and every US taxpayer: $132, 862.00

      You guys all ready to pay up? Lol


  9. Egypt’s Support for Intervention in Syria Was the Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back
    The protests in Egypt against president Mohammed Morsi were – according to the BBC – the largest in history.

    Irish Times reports:
    Army concern about the way President Mohamed Morsi was governing Egypt reached tipping point when the head of state attended a rally packed with hardline fellow Islamists calling for holy war in Syria, military sources have said.
    Mr Morsi himself called for foreign intervention in Syria against Mr Assad, leading to a veiled rebuke from the army, which issued an apparently bland but sharp-edged statement the next day stressing that its only role was guarding Egypt’s borders.

    Support of Western intervention in Syria was also one of the main causes of the recent enormous protests in Turkey … which came close to toppling the Turkish leadership.
    . . . . . .
    The rest of the world seems to be catching on to the Empire’s bullshit games, I wonder when the brain-dead murkans are gonna get a clue?


    • George W Bushnic was all drugged up during his interview but still managed to lay cover for Soetoro. If you thought Iraq would become a bag of shit, just wait for Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

      Cameron failed to get Assad assassination done. Sarkozy managed to do Ghadafi, Obama, Chavez and even Dubya got Bhutto. What’s his problem?

      America thinks the Turkish unrest was over a park? Yeah, a park in Botswana.


  10. Another shocker in the annals of state security versus United States citizens’ right to privacy, from the New York Times:

    Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: A handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home.

    • Maybe Pickering’s mailman was doing him a favor, and thought he ought to have a heads-up on the snoopy spooks..?

      Makes ya wonder though…how tight the surveillance might be beyond the web catchers we know are on our own ass. Sometimes it is good to feel like a leetle teeny feesh in a great big ocean.

      …he says crossing his fins…


  11. Pepe Escobar joins us from Hong Kong to discuss the recent protests in Brazil. Where did these protests originate from, and what do they indicate about the direction Brazilian politics is heading? Join us today on The Corbett Report as we tackle the big issues behind the “salad revolution.”



  12. you guys gotta check this out…ever heard of Morton Klein. He is President of Zionists of America and he was on CSPAN today. Part of some conservative nut job panel lambasting Samantha Powers as BO’s pick for UN ambsdr.

    Wont let me embed, but go to and it is one of the 5-6 videos u see right on front page. Go to 23:40… is hilarious…this fruitcake has some kind of bizarre speech “condition”?? where he makes the most freakish noise every couple sentences. Weird and funny, you HAFTA see it to believe it…and i dont make fun of people easily being a Special Ed. teacher, but, hey…Prez of the Zionists, i’m thinking fair game

    • “. . he makes the most freakish noise every couple sentences. Weird and funny, you HAFTA see it to believe it…”

      Reality is even crazier than Kurt Vonnegut made it out to be, aye?
      Weird caricatures that you think only a novelist would have the nerve to suggest…and they are crazier than shithouse rats on top of it, even Dr Strangelovish.

      Too bad I am video poor with my set up, and can’t afford to watch it.
      I could use a laugh.


      • ok William the Rogue….try this one on for yuckles:

        “Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak” KV

        So I’m telling a friend about the freak from Acme Zion Co. and he diagnoses it straight away……oh, that sounds like Tourettes…ok…so “God” afflicts some poor slobs with this fucking hilarious penchant to make uncontrollable weird ass noises every 7 or 8 words……cool…………AND we got a name 4 it.

        as Kilgore Trout said,,, “The universe is a big place. Perhaps the biggest.”

        Hope ur alls INDEPENDENCE day is all fireworks and cold beer

        • Countries will start to shoot down US drones – exclusive interview with Rick Rozoff

          Now that’s my kind of fireworks. Light em up!!!

        • Independence day has sounds like a war here…in surround sound. Fireworks are legal here, and the civilians have been steady at it as the fairgrounds to the east and the plaza to the west…I swear someone out there has a real canon, I can feel the walls shake every time it goes off, and it goes off regular. It has been two – three hours of nonstop explosions and flashes in the sky. I am wondering when a cease fire is going to be called…it’s 9:27PM here, I bet this goes on past midnight.

          No cold beer here tho…just the usual java train.

          My parrot is like WTF?? The little one is in bed, but the Gray is up and agitated. She keeps going “ooooh” which mean ‘wow’ in parrot talk.

          I can even smell gunpowder… I think these people have gone a bit overboard. Maybe something tells them this is their last hurrah.


        • Tourettes is usually manifest as uncontrollable cussing [cursing] in hysterical outbursts…

          I suppose there may be some form of analysis or hypnotherapy that could condition one to “squeak” unintelligibly during such episodes. That would be better than this “spokesperson” telling everyone in range to fuck off, and such…{???}…Lol

          I don’t know if Tourettes is more common among kayaks, but many forms of psychosis seems to be; especially psychopathy, and neurosis.


  13. The middle east situation is fluid now…the Empire is not happy with recent developments. Seems the people of Turkey, Syria, and Egypt have come to understand the game the “West”…the Empire has been playing.

    Hysterical empires are very dangerous systems. like stressed out rats who feel cornered by their own strategy falling back on them. It is kinda like pushing the pellet button, growing frantic as the old trick starts to fail.

    The danger now would seem to be, the empire deciding to push anyway, creating and even deeper and more uncertain situation, exacerbating an already critical situation. The hubris of those running this grab might just put the whole of the middle east from Africa to the Caucuses to flame.

    This is the template that Global Research has been positing for some time now: TOWARDS A WORLD WAR THREE SCENARIO.

    So cross your fingers and pray this is just a deeper strategy of tension. Which it could well be.


    • Now they are shooting themselves in the left foot. They are either trying to invoke a complete collapse in Foreign policy or they have lost their minds totally. I suspect both.

  14. So anyway, in my assessment, crystal balls and remote viewing is fairytale bullshit. Even ‘Promise’ is over hyped.

    I don’t think anybody really knows what is going to happen beyond their own actions – as far as they control them when they grow exponentially complex. I think viewing this system as a Manichean Devil is part of the strategy of the system itself, a put-on to fill you with fear and loathing. To freeze you with fright, like a lion’s roar.

    In the final measure, the whole thing is a crap shoot.

    And it is likely 99% burlesque.


  15. (Reuters) -” Egypt’s army overthrew elected President Mohamed Mursi, delighting millions who hated Islamist rule but incensing his supporters, who saw a military coup that poses dilemmas for Western leaders who promote democracy.”

    Lol…”Western leaders who promote democracy.” Wait…oh yea, I get that, they promote Bernaysian Democracy, ie; covert rule by the elite. Most folks would read that thinking the Western leaders promote freedom and liberty.

    But that is Reuters, and they are a big part of the PR Regime. Their stock and trade is Newspeak. 1984 over and over and over….


    • They realize the committee is not the only game in town. It would be nice if the idiots in this country would develop one tenth of the gut that Egyptian’s, Grecian’s and Icelanders have.

  16. “Washington’s senior general, Martin Dempsey, said that if the move by Sisi, a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, was seen as a coup it would affect relations: “There will be consequences if it is badly handled,” he told CNN. “There’s laws that bind us on how we deal with these kinds of situations.”

    Hahahaha…gag me with a spoon__”There’s laws that bind us” sure sure, that’s it…”laws”…whatta fuckin’ joke from a thug like Dempsey.


  17. Reblogged this on Johnsono ne'Blog'as.

  18. What would the Fourth of July be without nostalgia?

    By William Boardman

    Global Research, July 02, 2013
    . . . . . . . . .

    So here we have an article by the usually prescient Global Research, that could be something out of fucking Readers Digest – silly surface yadahoob not accounting for the deeper history we all know so well here at COTO.


  19. “In the year before those famous shots were fired, farmers in Western Massachusetts had driven the British government out without firing a single shot. They had assembled by the thousands and thousands around courthouses and colonial offices and they had just taken over and they said goodbye to the British officials. It was a nonviolent revolution that took place. But then came Lexington and Concord, and the revolution became violent, and it was run not by the farmers but by the Founding Fathers. The farmers were rather poor; the Founding Fathers were rather rich.”~Howard Zinn


    • I did not read it but does Zinn make any case for his socialist third world design? It’s not science or news that wealth is a form of power that initiates forces that are always deadly. History not necessary. Farmers and Hunters.

  20. Washington Islamist Strategy in Crisis as Morsi Toppled. Egypt Protest directed against US

    The swift action by Egypt’s military to arrest Mohamed Morsi and key leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood organization on July 3 marks a major setback for Washington’s “Arab Spring” strategy of using political Islam to spread chaos from China through Russia across the energy-rich Middle East. Morsi rejected the Defense Minister‘s demand that he quit to avert a bloodbath. He said he stood by his “constitutional dignity” and demanded the army’s withdrawal of its ultimatum. It may become the major turning point of America’s decline as world Sole Superpower when future generations of historians view events.~ William Engdahl


    • There are more fireworks to come if the Chechen’s want to involve themselves (likely they already are and The Cyprus Swindle is not forgotten)

  21. In Memoriam:

    1: 12/15/1791 – 07/06/1798
    2: 12/15/1791 – ????????????
    3: 12/15/1791 – ????????????
    4: 12/15/1791 – 06/27/1949; 06/19/1961 – 05/31/1978; 10/13/1980 – 10/26/2001
    5: 12/15/1791 – 10/26/2001
    6: 12/15/1791 – 10/26/2001
    7: 12/15/1791 – ????????????
    8: 12/15/1791 – 03/18/1980
    9: N/A (violated before ratification)
    10: N/A (violated before ratification)

    Corrections and additions welcome!

    Note: The fourth certainly has the most interesting history of the original ten. Terry v. Ohio (06/10/1968) is definitely intriguing; however, by my interpretation of the events, that particular search was reasonable. Although, I can’t say the same for many of the cases in which that precedent was cited…

    • buckyoutoo,

      I disagree with you on Terry v. Ohio, as did Justice Douglas.

      Justice Douglas strongly disagreed with permitting a stop and search absent probable cause:

      “We hold today that the police have greater authority to make a ‘seizure’ and conduct a ‘search’ than a judge has to authorize such action. We have said precisely the opposite over and over again.”[6]
      “To give the police greater power than a magistrate is to take a long step down the totalitarian path. Perhaps such a step is desirable to cope with modern forms of lawlessness. But if it is taken, it should be the deliberate choice of the people through a constitutional amendment.”
      . . . . .
      What we have with this ruling, is the first step into the arena of “Pre-crime”, and we have seen how far that has developed as part of the ‘drip-drip-drip’ of ruling such as ‘Terry’.
      Intent is hard to prove, even in the past tense, let alone as a predictive.

      A crime is not a crime until actually committed. The other thing that bothers is the issue of the 2nd Amendment that is in play and never addressed here.
      Terry and Chilton were subsequently charged with carrying concealed weapons. It is my assertion that carrying weapons in the open or concealed is protected by the 2nd.

      So we have a compounding cascade of diminishing rights tied up in this particular case – first relying on the fact of statutes against carrying weapons. Then extending to first Ybarra v. Illinois, Minnesota v. Dickerson,etc, as per traffic stop searches.

      And then to Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada,requiring the suspect to identify himself during a Terry stop did not violate the Fourth Amendment prohibitions of unreasonable searches and seizures or the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.

      So we see here from this one case; ‘Terry’ we have advanced to the point of the Gestapo situation of “Show me your papers”, and the problem of “ID” and the right to anonymity and privacy, unless actually found in the blatant commission of an actual crime.


      • A proposition may be more or less reasonable, but it cannot be more or less constitutional.


        • My use of the word reasonable was drawn from the text of the fourth amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unREASONABLE searches and seizures…”
          Which is quite vague enough to constitutionally permit searches that can be interpreted by the courts as not “unreasonable”. Lots of discretion left to the Judiciary there… :-\
          I definitely agree with Justice Douglas’ dissent, but chose not to include this case precisely because it was one of those ‘drip-drip-drip’ cases, while the others were all in flagrant disregard to the Bill of Rights. However I do not intend to imply that this slow chipping away of our rights is in anyway acceptable!

          “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedoms of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
          – James Madison (06/06/1788)

          You definitely present a valid point regarding the encroachment of second amendment rights as well. I’ll admit, my research on #2 was particularly lacking, but I suspect earlier abridgments took place as well…

          It appears that even the third is being called into question now too!
          This was just brought to my attention:

          • Thank you for your reply buckyoutoo,

            The Fourth Amendment:
            “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

            The Key phrases historically have always been:
            “Warrants” first and foremost, this strict technicality to prevent arbitrary practices from settling into law.

            “probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation.”
            This obviously rests on SPECIFICITY – again to avoid arbitrary practices, to build a pause of reflection for a concern for the axiom of ‘innocent until proven guilty’.

            The phrase “unreasonable” is a subjective assessment, and has therefore been seized by the post modern national state as a term of “plausibility” – that is a term that can be rhetorically manipulated.
            . . . . .
            As far as the 2nd and the history of reasoning pertaining to the amendment, this is very good:

            Was the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Conditioned on Service in an Organized Militia?

            Randy E. Barnett 2004
            Georgetown University Law Center,
            [available as a free PDF – put title in browser]


          • I agree with James Madison (06/06/1788)

            There are two speeds of tyrannical fascism. The hour hand kind is the most insidious because it ‘s movement is so subtle and undetectable under second hand ticks and Americans are so poorly versed on the hour of the time.

            Thanks for the alarm. Surely we are in need of a national wake up call for in reality when it all comes down and we are before the judge, the question will be why we didn’t have a watch.

            • Hey Patrick, have you heard any more from Deb?

              She’s not in a neck-brace now is she?

              You know there is usually a day or more spell before the pain and agony of whiplash sets in….

              Any updates??


        • “Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.”

          Also be very wary when coming across the word “privilege” when used in reference to a right.
          Privilege is understood to be a grant from authority. Rights are seen as pre-existent and unalienable.

          It should be of concern that the writ of habeas corpus is referred to as a ‘privilege’ in the body of the Constitution itself. This may be balanced or parsed somewhat as an authority of some sort is assumed as a integer in the formula. That is “someone has the body”, and as a legal system that someone would be the state. So the state promise to ‘grant’ a lawful mechanism may be a reasonable construction.

          I disagree with the philosophical argument I just made, but intuit it as possible as the ground of the thinking as to the wording used in the Constitution.


  22. Toss Clapper in the Crapper
    [and double-flush]

    James Clapper said he issued his remarks because he was thinking instead of a different aspect of surveillance.

    The most senior US intelligence official told a Senate oversight panel that he “simply didn’t think” of the National Security Agency’s efforts to collect the phone records of millions of Americans when he testified in March that it did “not wittingly” snoop on their communications.

    A six year old comes up with this goofy shit – not adults.


    • Haha my favorite quote from this:
      “I thought, though in retrospect, I was asked — ‘When are you going to start –stop beating your wife’ kind of question, which is meaning not — answerable necessarily by a simple yes or no. So I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful, manner by saying ‘no’.”

      • “most truthful, or least untruthful..”~Clapper

        Yea, been laughing at that one for a few days…

        Quite a span from Clappers left ear to his right…a sort of dark abyss obviously exists in that space, where ‘truth’ has some ‘mysterious’ aspect that he cannot seem to parse.

        Thanks for joining us here at COTO Buckyoutoo.


        • Glad to be aboard! I have been a silent observer for the past month or two, and I’ve found all the discussions to be quite relevant and timely with mine own observations of our world.
          Thanks for the cornucopia of knowledge!

          • A “cornucopia of knowledge”..

            Yes, it has certainly become that hasn’t it.

            The major praise is due to Puddy Dunne, who has put this site together with his technical know how and vast store of talents. I think it is one of the best designed and good looking sites on www, yet practical as a forum as well.

            One could spend months just keeping up with the links in the right-hand column.

            I presume you read of our beginnings as refugees from a massive purge that took place on OEN back near the end of 2008.

            Again welcome, I hope you remain a participant and add to the authorship of some pages yourself.

            ~Willy Whitten, aka \\][//

            • Indeed I did read the brief history along with the laughable Opednews policies highlighted at:

              What were they afraid of? A free and open discussion?! Wow!

              • Kall had it in for me and Mr M in a big way. It was a twisted circus, that didn’t make any sense to me at first. Just that Kall is a mediocre splot and can’t deal with prescient analysis that cut his belief system to shreds. He was into that “Hope and Change” scam laid on the nation. Was hysterical at our seeing through the Obammy slammy jingo jive.

                It built up to more than that of course as he tried to deal with us with silly rules and a new ‘thumbs up/down” system which was dominated with thumbs up for Mr M and myself. That’s when the Coalition came into focus for him…he realized we had a loosely organized team, and of course supported each other.

                This can be described from many points of view…I am just giving my perspective. But M and I were the targeted “bad boys” flaunting his authority. I have to say, I take such things personally…I really came to despise the son-of-a-bitch…it wasn’t ‘academic’ to me, he acted like a fricking dictator and ended up ditching a lot of good people that really didn’t break any of his rules, just voiced support for those he didn’t like. A petty tin horn despot is all Rob Kall is.


              • I was floored to find “The replacements” at OEN had rap sheets for assorted felonious acts from Rico to Medical fraud and Statutory rape. Rob Kall found a new vein of donors in these psychologists and ex- licensees.

                Never doubted Rob Kall would want to make anything more than a buck and a buckyoutoo to real writers and investigators. (no offense to you BYT for the term)

                • Yea I read those “resume’s”… Lol, read like ‘Crooks R Us’.
                  Birds of a feather, aye?

                  Kall should have known better than fuck with real investigators…they are a crooks worst nightmare… he sure fits into the MO of the power structure.

                  When pirates run the world, all the pirates profit. But Jim Hawkins and COTO knows…


  23. “(Reuters) – People across the United States gathered on Thursday for parades, picnics and fireworks at Independence Day celebrations, held under unprecedented security following the Boston Marathon bombings.”

    Yes, the obvious fruition of the agenda of the false flag op of the “Boston Marathon bombings” – virtual panoptic lockdown for any and all future mass events: “You are in Safe Hands with Tyranny”

    It is especially ironic as this is INDEPENDENCE DAY… and everyone is treated as a potential suspect terrorist.

    Gawbless Murkah


  24. And a hearty welcome Buck minster. gotta be a little Fuller yer self here….but early signs suggest u is one of us. Seriously, nice writing and thinking skills displayed already! Don’t be a stranger.

    • And a great thank you to you camusrebel!
      May our journey on this Spaceship Earth be both long and prosperous for the COTO Crew and for all of our brothers and sisters!🙂

  25. I wish I could get the three of you to post some of that pineal prowess in authored posts. All of you possess far greater skills than I and we are sorely lacking the gifts of your passions and insight. COTO asks for those donations only. Please consider it.

  26. Wait for the numbers but the rains that have pounding the southeast will ruin farmers and crops, flood businesses and kill independence. And as we know FEMA and Obama are holding fast to Austerity.

    My favorite restaurant was under three foot of water. River swell over 10 ft.

    Illinois to Florida

  27. At an international symposium held in Ghent, Belgium May 28-30, 2010, scientists asserted that “manipulation of climate through modification of Cirrus clouds is neither a hoax nor a conspiracy theory.” It is “fully operational” with a solid sixty-year history. Though “hostile” environmental modification was banned by UN Convention in 1978, its “friendly” use today is being hailed as the new savior to climate change and to water and food shortages. The military-industrial complex stands poised to capitalize on controlling the world’s weather. read more

    They did not exclude using the weather weapons and experimentation on it’s own citizens and soil. The rules confirm we are under a banker backed Agenda 21 UN designed global assault to unify nations under one world order and population modification under memorandum 200.

  28. Hell-of-a-Sell-a-bration today…soggy in the southern parts. A “Hey, to U Buckyutoo”, Welcome!

    No sleepy here yet. Buncha youngsters in th neighborhood for a “party”. I hear their beer can empties “popping” under their tires as they throw em on the ground before leaving for their parent’s home. An Amerikan sellabration today, indeed. has a few “holiday” dishes. Boom “out”.

    • Where the hayell have YOU been Boomeroo?

      Were you off vacationing in parts unknown?


      • Working my ass off & dealing with curveballs &I spitters. Be back in form soon. Glàd to see you’re being vociferous!

        • Voxintine Rex be I dear Boomer,

          It’s time to make a racket, as in loud noise, not a coming together for criminal enterprise. So lets make a racket about the racket and put it in a bracket and soon the time will come to sack it.

          Let the Barbar breach the gates of this Hell on Earth!!

          DC is Mordor…


  29. ****PATRICK RED ALERT****

    If the above URL is NOT from Mr. CatI on the July 4 2013 Google Code..pls go to his channel and find it.

    all my love….Nicole Sent from my HTC Status™ on AT&T

    • Love back at cha Honeypot and to Mr. C as well. No secrets left that the googleplex has been AlCIAda for years. 1999 -666(1) and the great experiment.

      See my next post I am summarizing my take on the Kafka KocKroach which I had cracked as well. Thanks doll-

  30. “On July 4, 1776, America gained independence from Britain. Everything changed but stayed the same. Same old, same old continued. It did so under new management.
    Duplicitous politicians planned it this way. Today we’d call them a Wall Street crowd. They included bankers, merchants, planters, ship owners, lawyers, politicians, judges, slave owners and traders, speculators, smugglers, privateers, and other type wheeler-dealers.

    “We the people,” meant them. They created a government of men, not laws. Property owners alone had rights. Ordinary people didn’t matter. They were entirely left out.”~Lendman


  31. “…I see the despoiling of the world – so overwhelming and beyond measure, in the subjection of the war years and the disorganization that followed, that the unworthy conquistadores (hardly one of whom rises beyond the level of ill-bred mediocrity) have fallen short in their victory, and have been unable to organize the division of the spoils. In a few years, they have succeeded only in upsetting the economy of the world, the compass of which has gone crazy, and accumulating mountains of gold and riches of a useless nature – worse than useless, devastating – on the two ruined continents. I see war, wars in preparation or in progress, everywhere, under cover of the sinister buffoonery of Geneva: the League of Nations. I see, under the shameful farce of Disarmament, the monstrous increase of war budgets, even in nations which have been bled white, which do not devote a tenth of their remaining resources to the upkeep of their own house – public works, bread for the unemployed, education. Everything by which men live, all the blood of others, flows to destruction: everything to the guns!…I see destruction of vital values everywhere – wheat burned in countries where millions are dying of hunger…”~Romain Rolland

    *Krieg, Handel und Piraterie
    Dreieinig sind sie, nicht zu terennen. ~(Goethe: Faust)

    *War, Commerce, and Piracy
    Are three in one, consubstantial.


  32. I rented the Bruce Willis film, ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ [DVD] and watched yesterday.

    Stupid, but revealing. It reveals the wounded psychotic nature of the Amerikan fragmented and delusional mind.

    Not only the hour long car chase, and the almost continuous shoot’m-up bullshit, but also the few moments of dialog which reveal the jejune and crippled nature of the Amerikan Macho-Man.

    The film is nothing but an exploding turd.


    • I have yet to catch the latest installment of the Die Hard series. What will be the fate of our American Macho-Man?

      While probably painfully obvious to those here, “Live Free or Die Hard” (06/27/2007) provides a glimpse into the types of people (and the motivations behind them) who would stand to gain from the cyberwarfare escalation.

      Also see “Eagle Eye” (09/26/2008) for a fascinating preview of the potential power provided by the Black Octopus (Blackmail) of the near future (or possibly, present).

      • As per Eagle Eye…

        Seems to me the Super Computer had the right idea…too bad the stupid people fucked it up.

        But I see 007 as the actual villain in the real world too.

        Maybe I’m….weird.



      • And thanks for the lead.

        I dropped off Die Hard and picked up Eagle Eye.

        The girl at the counter said, “Oh yea that’s really good”…
        Hmmm….we talked a long time about AI when I was in the store the last time…Ellul, the Tech Society, etc..

        I’ll let you know what I think of the movie.


      • “Eagle Eye” was quite good Buckaroo, I enjoyed it. Advanced for its time as far as concept, well paced and really good acting.

        Thanks for turning me on to it.


  33. If an artificial intelligence acts anything like the other ‘intelligent’ lifeforms we are aware of, one could assume that it would seek to dominate all resources with no regard to other living creatures (à la “The Terminator”).
    Or if for some reason, it required humans to survive; like cows through the slaughterhouse, so are the days of our Matrix…

    While quite probable that some of The Powers That Believe would wish to entirely eliminate humans from the kill-chain, this actually represents a double-edged sword. For if they were to find their own names on such a death list, there would be no one to blackmail or bribe their way out. In the meantime, all these systems are designed, implemented, and executed by people. People prone to such pesky problems as having consciences, morals, and questioning towards authority.

    Glad you enjoyed the film!🙂

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