On Life’s Purpose

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Fried Chicken and the Builders of Bridges

JC Collins

 

There he stood on the Earth looking at the Moon, and it never occurred to him that the Moon was once an Earth, and the Earth now, would one day be a New Moon, and all that divided one from the other were millions of years and the manifestation of two very different evolutionary cycles where spirit and matter moved, and are moving, towards synchronization and reconciliation.  Each cycle is the building of a bridge.

The moment of compassion is a beacon for all those who build bridges.  Be a builder of bridges – a builder of compassionate worlds.  Every moment is an initiation towards this end.

The most obvious truths are hidden right out in the open for all to witness and experience.  Though these truths can only be mined and revealed when the individual self-initiates themselves into the mystery of the life they are living.  As a life is an initiation, so is each a day of that life an initiation.  Initiation is but the simple search for truth within, for a truthful person is a compassionate person.

The fragmentation of our lives, which is the opposite of truth, takes place on multiple layers – material, emotional, mental, and spiritual.  Within each of those, we fragment further and shatter the purpose and meaning of our lives.  Re-aligning, or reconciling, all four states of existence, is the incremental uncovering, or revelation, of the truth within each of us.

All things are one in truth.

When I started Philosophy of Metrics back in 2013 it served a very specific purpose for my life at that time.  It was a process of communicating truth from within by patterning truth from without.  How does this puzzle piece fit into the puzzle?  What is the puzzle?  Is the puzzle something I’m even interested in?  Are others?

As time went on and hundreds of articles were written on diverse subjects, unbeknownst to me, a pattern began to reveal itself across my layers of existence.  Though POM was a fragment or partition in my life, I still wasn’t ready to absorb its purpose directly into the wholeness of my life.  It was there, on the side, important, but still separate, sending its learnings back to the root source.

Six years later, and after an incredible slowdown in content production, it has dawned on me that I have taken the intent and purpose of POM and have applied it throughout my whole life.  Opening a can of Diet Pepsi now has as much purpose and meaning as reading a book on the Protestant Reformation.  All moments are initiations and initiations are the result of growing and learning.  Through growing and learning we become compassionate human beings, and if the truthful expression of compassion is the objective, then growing and learning to build bridges is the purpose of life.

Who can honestly reflect on the world around them and not come to the conclusion, and truth, that every moment, every interaction, is an opportunity to learn and grow, and this world, existence, is but a mechanism which promotes, and allows for, the opportunity to learn and grow while interacting?  The ignorant and profane remain so because of their unwillingness to accept this undeniable truth.

Here is an example;

Our judgment of others is an expression of something from within ourselves which remains fragmented, broken, and unhealed.  This is an undeniable truth.  Only the ignorant and profane refuse to accept it.  That is why the ignorant and profane cannot be initiated into the mystery of their own lives and will be kept from discovering the truth within. Now consider that our world is a world built on judgments and not bridges, and we can begin to see the degree of failure which humanity has experienced towards achieving the purpose of the lives we live.  Instead of each day being a day of initiation, it remains a judgment day of sorrow and lost opportunity.

Progress, not perfection.

Eating fried chicken is one of my great vices.  I mean, come on, its battered, deep-fried, and is a taste sensation when done right.  But it’s also unhealthy and should be avoided.  Does that mean we never eat fried chicken?  Of course not.  Life is a road of learning and evolution.  Excess erodes evolution and moderation contributes to learning.  Spirit doesn’t eat fried chicken but right now JC does, with no regrets.

But I’m aware.

As 2019 comes to an end, I’m still struggling with how POM should look moving forward.  It is and will remain something.  I’m slowly putting together an analysis on the occult masterpiece The Lighthouse.  That will be forthcoming over the holidays and will provide some incredible insights, and revelations, of the power of film.  But what is POM to me now?  What is it to you?  Does it just represent a bridge between all of us?  It feels like it has been a bridge, and that bridge has been the strongest when I write with truth.

Absolute truth is the rootless root – compassion is its expression in the material world.  Learning, growing, evolving, and being an expression of compassion is the undeniable purpose of life.

Be a builder of bridges in all things you do. Build compassionate worlds around you. Build a bridge from the lower mind to the higher mind. That bridge is the path, the road, the great quest.  And eat fried chicken along the way.  – JC

JC Collins can be contacted at jcollins@philosophyofmetrics.com

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228 Comments on “On Life’s Purpose”

  1. Beautiful as always and a masterpiece JC,

    While I was reading, almost before the fried chicken part, the word, ZEN came to me in a way I think of this minimalistic and possibly to say highly abstract philosophy of the East. However, when I read about your passion for fried Chickens, I recalled a fantastic Japanese movie I watched on the back from the far east many years ago and here is my most favourite scene, the fried chicken feast!  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX5_t5FGdGo

    I sincerely believe, this part of the movie is possibly the crossroad and a place where the entire movie collides with massive energy release on the eyes and mind of the viewer which I remember feeling very emotional at this particular moment which may sound strange. What happened, without spoiling the movie is that they had just returned from something that would put normal people away from eating meat and possibly any food for days, and I leave it there.  I also discovered that the Japanese have a great sense of humour which makes this movie so great. 

    This movie deals with a very unpopular idea that is Death and is entirely Zen in style complete with a Master that remains almost hidden and the Master himself learnt how to deal with life in his own ways.  A couple of years ago I watched with my wife and we both cried and laughed at this great Japanese movie and now after reading your fantastic piece, I need to watch it again!

    Thank you for initiating me into Departures again JC! 🙂

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Departures_(2008_film)

  2. Thank you JC. Looking forward to your analysis of The Lighthouse. And to me, as well as being a bridge between like-minded individuals, that’s what POM is: a lighthouse. It lights the way, helps me navigate a path through the fog of life. At the risk of over-stretching the metaphor, I daresay in your diligent service you may well have “saved” a few lives too.

      1. And there were seven…and each one of them had seven…and each of those, seven of their own…and so goes the propagation of the lighthouses upon the earth.

        Great read JC. Compassion…the outward expression of the rootless, root….Absolute truth 🙂 Love it!

  3. My Uncle used to love me but she died.
    Chicken ain’t Chicken ’til he’s lickin’ good and fried.
    Keep on the sunnyside.
    Roger Miller
    https://youtu.be/j13sMmVwiFE

    Fucking speed freaks.

    JC at first glance I thought that was a pic of you in the cover art you choose for this posting. Shaved/bald head, strong looking hands, a library behind, a light over your head, aged beyond your years, an obvious appetite for the good and bad plated under your gaze. Alas, my old eyes failed me, upon further viewing I decided it wasn’t you or at least not yet. I may have a better vision than I’m willing to credit myself with.

    I had the great pleasure to have been created 9 months before I was delivered into this place of absolute wonderment and fascination, that was three score and ten plus years ago now. I saw my Doc a couple of days ago, I asked him if he thought I could get another 50/60 years out of these beatdown old bones. He laughed his ass off, fucking Paki, what does he know.

    Check his name out, Vijay——–el Pala——–chamy, or something like that. Sometime I call him VJ, others Charlie or just Doc, sometimes I call him if I run out of morphine. I don’t think he should charge me for treatment, I think I should charge him to study me, as a case, so to speak. Thats health care.

    Ok that’s enough fun now. Rather than I go on about what a great posting this bridge building article seems to be about. I will take it on as the guy that has spent time crossing and under the bridges with the broke dick, poor, ignorant and profane, they are friends of mine. I won’t have them disrespected on my watch. Build all the bridges you want to, if you think the ignorant and profane aren’t using them everyday all day long, your building bridges to nowhere.

    Oh woe is me!! What’s to become of the sacred POM? That’s pretty much up to you, ain’t it big boy. It is your fucking site after all, tell me it’s not. It has been obvious to me you have been wanting to shut it down for a good while now, you just don’t know how. Look in the mirror, look in your eyes, now imagine looking in mine. Tell me I’m wrong, if you do and I’m proved to be wrong, I’ll accept that I’m wrong and act accordingly.

    Here’s how you do it! You do it with the truth you like to speak of in your oh so pedantic manner. Fuck that, get real, and brutally honest with yourself and the POM. Your heart hasn’t been in it for over a year, and chances are it ain’t coming back. Face it, from one of the 100 top rated philosophy sites on the web, with you producing tons of great content, 1 or sometimes 2 postings a week, 6/8 a month.Lots of interesting contributors, the place to be.

    What’s it today? You tell me, it is not my job to tell you. So why ask me or anybody else. But since you have, I will tell you.I can tell you, there ain’t a one of them going to answer or question the many questions you asked. They are all going to ignore the fact you even posed them. As much as I admire and respect my friends on the POM, I just know in my heart of hearts it is going to be something like,, great post JC, I know what you mean, tell me more. Not acting like they didn’t hear your questions, they just didn’t hear them. For the most part you seldom ask direct questions, philosophical rhetoric is the style most here are acostume to. Style hell, it’s your brand.

    Maybe, after I post this your questions might be addressed, but only in the vein that attacks me for having the audacity to actually question the many questions you posed. You asked a lot of woe is me’s, you sound a bit lost. I hate to lose my heros, its painful, it makes you have to become your own hero. Hero’s is a difficult position for the ignorant and profane to assume.

    Oh woe is me! What will the POM become? “it will remain something.” Yeah, that something will be a fucking memory if you don’t get your head out of your ass. Give the site and it’s contributors the attention they deserve. Talk to the people, not just the ones that kiss your ass quit being a fucking ego, ego, ego, mani,mani, maniac, and a stand off prick. Get involved, or get the fuck out. Huh, what did you say?

    You lost interest in your own site a while back now, come to terms with it. Your contributors have tried to carry it, they tried very hard. But they are not you man, we are not you.

    I will proudly be a part of that ignorant and profane you have such disdain for, as long as I know it is my truth and honesty. As far as initiations go, I cross those bridges as I come to them. I do not need any ritual to stand tall and take the steps I need to take to get to the other side. I have no fear, you can come with me or I will walk alone. I think I will go over and spend some time with BAP, he is interesting. I don’t think he holds a candle to you JC, but he is active and interactive with his contributors.

    Steal my bridge and try to make it your own, how original. Stealing from the ignorant and profane. You should of given me a chance to at least sell or lease it to you before you took quit claim deed. What does that make you? A philosophical burn out.

    Take it easy man, the XRP will hit in the next 6 months and your friends, family and co-workers will quit laughing and or cussing at you. I know how you hate to be wrong, you were only wrong on the timing. You are the worst one on your ass about it. Get over it, we still love you man.

    Anything else, my friend?
    PTM

    I’m thinking about waiting a day or two before I post this, you know, maybe sober up. I’ve already cleaned it up quite a bit, took many of the rough edges off. I’m still not satisfied with the product. I think I better wait, yup.

    Fuck it!

    1. You finished? Good. You’re wrong. On every point. But then, you already knew that didn’t you?

      You’ll enjoy the forthcoming article on The Lighthouse movie. You’ll recognize yourself in the frothing storming sea which attempts to smother the light.

      Jesus, man. Be the light.

      1. Every point? Damn, I had a feeling I was fucking up. But every point?

        I will sincerely look for myself in the froth of the storming sea, I’m sure I won’t like the image but I will confront that mirror. My sense of dread aside, I am looking forward to your article on the Lighthouse movie. So your saying it will be out sometime this year or early next?

        JC, I wish you and all of yours the happiest of days during this holiday season.
        PTM

        1. Yes, Pieter, every point. Not only that, but you minimized your longtime POM compatriots as some sort of fan club. I throw my thoughts into words and post it. It’s all of you who make POM so much more than I ever could on my own.

          Please revisit the part of the article where it states that our judgements represent the unhealed and broken parts within ourselves. You seem to have missed that key part as your comment was loaded with judgement.

          In some weird way, you actually supported the position of the article by positioning yourself in complete opposition to it.

          Wishing you a fantastic holidays as well, pal.

        2. Yeah pretty outta line there Pieter, sobering up would be advisable but apart from that I think the main thing is, well let me throw a quote your way:
          If a philosopher you wish to be
          Let only patience dwell in thee

          Now gimme a virtual hug man

          1. You are hitting on all eight redjon. You got that hug.
            Enjoy the rest of these holidays and I’m wishing you a great new year.
            PTM

  4. London Bridges Falling Down…hmmm. Anyway, I’ve heard many times throughout my life that we shouldn’t burn bridges so I’ve always seen relationships from that side of the bridge. The side after the relationship has been built and something in the world has forced the separation of friends. Good, bad or indifferent causes, that part doesn’t much matter nor does it change the fact. Sometimes life takes us to new fields where we are needed to help tend the crops with our overabundance of compassion. Gardner’s of sorts I suppose. My friend you’ve opened these eyes to a new side of the bridge with this essay. Showing something I’ve always done but have never taken the time to acknowledge. Peter expressed his version with his comment the other day of his bridge of relationships and his everlasting wave each time he crosses one particular bridge.

    I suspect the world is filled with bridges here and there. I can’t say I’ve never burned any of my bridges but I can say the ones I have burned were well deserved and everyone was the better for it being burned. I’ve even rebuilt a couple of them. But the lasting ones….yes those are bridges that stand the test of time and end up becoming our legacies. Perhaps a true testament to the good men and women we are. Maybe each bridge is a brick bridging our immortal infinite side with our mortal finite side….hmm, maybe a soul bridge. 😉

    Thanks JC, you’ve sparked a nice string of thoughts which are now entangled within some old thoughts.

  5. Dear Mr. Collins:

    Interesting post. Thank you for your dedication, efforts, perseverance, and perspectives.
    POM is an excellent site within which to read and exchange inquiries, insights, opinions, perspectives, and research. 🙂

    I have been traveling extensively on business. My attempts to gain access to the POM website while in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden, Germany were restricted. Per the German government and/or the local internet service provider, the POM website was reportedly a pornographic, right-wing extremist, promoter of hate speech, or an anti-Semitic website. I was advised and requested to stop attempting to gain access to the POM website (as well as others) from my five-star hotel. During previous reviews of the POM site while in the USA, I completely missed the pornography, promotional or supportive references to Nazis, Communism, Marxists, ANTIFA, Demon Rats, RINOs, the Mossad, or negative comments concerning Arabs or people from Northern Africa. In the future, I will have to be appreciably more attentive in my reading of your posts and the subsequent comments.

    Relative to potential future topics for your post, I would be interested in reading more of your insights and perspectives concerning your Crown Beast Series and/or its assortment of tentacle connected nefarious and predacious miscreants and organizations. A retrospective reposting of the original series would also be applicable give the current state of cultural, economic, and political conditions about this planet. “Times, they are a changing” as the Piscean Age ends. Very positive changes are very near.

    Any experiences or insights concerning narcissists and sociopaths would also be post of interest to me if you (or anyone else) have any insights or perspectives in these regards. I have been on this planet this incarnation nearly 70 years. I do not recall ever having had as many direct contacts and interactions with so many assorted pathological narcissists and sociopaths in any year as I have in 2019. I have noted a steady increase since 2008. This year has been a topper. However, there is a cost and a loss when one comes into contact or interacts with evil entities or some humans who are not human. I am still gaining insight (pun intended) concerning the story of Horus’ loss of an eye while conflicting with Seth. Covert narcissists are identified as covert for very valid reasons.

    Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and your beloved wife.

    Ozymandias

  6. Lol. Peter brother I’ve been where you where. I know how you felt. I know why you posted what you posted. Your just a mother fucker man and I love you for it. You’ll pick yourself up off the front yard again and be on the upswing of things don’t worry. Pride is a bitch until you master it. We all just have different perspectives of the same thing so taking pride in being the spark for another perspective is really all the compliment we need right? Oh come on you know I’m right. There is nothing new under the sun so for us to take ownership of anything….is well rather self centered isn’t it? I know what you meant. I know what bothered you. Come on bro it’s all good….RIGHT! 😉

  7. “There is a vast field, a complex area in the human mind that has not been explored. You don’t have to go to India or a Zen monastery to learn about yourself; you can learn about yourself where you are because that is the world in which you live: your neighbor, wife or husband, and so on. The micro world is the large world if one knows how to look at that small world.”

    – Jiddu Krishnamurti, Public Discussion in Ojai Ca., 1976.

    We can build internal bridges in order to explore these unexplored fields within ourselves. Have compassion for yourself so you can allow yourself to build these internal bridges. Only then can the larger outward world become more understandable and then it becomes easier to have compassion for others in the outward world.

    1. Thalamus — The thalamus relays incoming sensory pathways to appropriate areas of the cortex, determines which sensory information actually reaches consciousness and participates in motor-information exchange between the cerebellum, basal ganglia and cortex.

    1. Your always welcome Peter.

      The way I see it today is that we all have upper and lower minds. Most never bridge them so they jump across from one mindset to the other or from one extreme to the other. This is reflective in the polarized world we see around us. However, mankind is evolving and is now finding this grey area in between…this bridge of sorts. We see this in the mechanics of the quantum age of things such as the quantum computer. Traditional computers are like switches and only know on or off. Quantum computers have taken this and evolved to include all possibilities between on or off also….a bridge…a middle ground…the glue that binds upper and lower, positive and negative, on and off a middle class that bridges the upper class and lower class of the populous. We see another example of this with XRP. It is a bridge that connects assets.

      So now back to us and our internal bridge. We see in the comment above how the thalamus allows us to bridge the material world with consciousness. The thalamus has two halves so what is the bridge between these halves? I propose that it is in fact the pineal gland. As such to me the pineal gland is a bridge that allows us to connect the upper mind with the lower mind or to connect to consciousness so that we can live by our own guide or light. The pinecone is referenced throughout mankind’s history and the pineal gland looks a lot like a pinecone.

      It’s been said or theorized that the pineal gland calcifies around the age of eight. So I wonder if this is about the time it takes for us to forsake our true guide, light or consciousness and chose to allow our outward conditioning to become our guiding light or our false prophet if you will. If this is the case have we in fact sacrificed our children to this conditioning? If we think about it most adults…or parents, got conditioned around the age of eight. Did they ever get unconditioned? Most likely not. As such they would propagate this conditioning onto their own children. This process would carry on through generations upon generations…thus the sacrifice and degradation or devolution of mankind. Luckily there are still enough albeit a few in number who free themselves from this false guide, false prophet, false God to become self-actuated, self-guided, independent or liberated.

      When we see a leap in human evolution such that history shows yet can’t explain couldn’t the mass adoption of breaking this conditioning be a reason for it? If the majority of people wake up and choose to not subject their children to the corrupting conditioning couldn’t a leap in human evolution be the result? Independent thinking or out of the box thinking brings new perspectives, new ideas, new ways of doing things or simply change. Embrace the change. Go with the stream of life. Let nature show us the way to bend like the tree in the wind. Let us be the stem.

        1. Excellent redjon. If you get a chance you may want to check out another wonderful book by H P Blavatsky called The Voice of Silence. You see everything I commented above is of this material plane or of the physical world. However, there is an unseen plane to it as well. This unseen plane seems to be our truth and our actions in this physical world but reflections or manifestations of that unseen plane. Man attempts to trace from the physical back to the unseen but it seems that is like shooting an arrow into space. How does one find the rootless root…the Absolute when it is everywhere and nowhere at the same time?

          I found the book quite enlightening.

          https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/voice/VoiceoftheSilence_eBook.pdf

          1. Thanks Dane, downloaded and added to reading list!
            There’s those 2 paths again…

  8. “LOTS OF MISSING BULLION AND CASH”

    I Just read this rather intriguing article on Dr Farrel’s website regarding the recent news of missing USD and the article on Zerohedge on this news item that started by Steve Manuchin the treasury chief of the US.  

    My take on Mnuchin’s words as he stated on Lou Dobbs was his reference to “Electronic Money” is somewhat of a giveaway as to the possible underlying disappearance of some &1.5Trillion worth of $100 notes and a potential and possibly inevitable introduction of Cryptos. IMHO this is the clue and how the missing notes hoarded by banks and foreign government, friends or foe to the US, such as Iranian government as well as super-wealthy individuals and potentially the organized crime syndicates.

    Another element in this perhaps would be a massive amount of cash generated each night under the pretext of Repo!  All in all, all this would perhaps give an idea as to the possible mechanism of a possible RESET that had been talked about for several years now and how Cryptocurrencies can fit in along with the Liquidity solutions we have been hearing so much about. For sure, the Cryptos may bring back some trust back into the game, at least banks trusting each other again!

    What if the US treasury to introduce a brand new $100 note and give notice to all holders to submit their old and existing one so to receive a new note?  Would this method not be a sensible idea to take control and note down who holds what amount. This action may be also be used to eradicate the cash from the hands of hostile entities as drug lords, rogue groups & nations.

    https://gizadeathstar.com/2019/12/lots-of-missing-bullion-and-cash/

    I wish every one of POM family a very happy Christmas!
    God Bless you All…

    1. Dear CD:

      The volumes of “Missing Money” is appreciably greater than $1.2T.

      About two years ago, Michigan State Economics Professor Mark Skidmore revealed there was $21 trillion in what he calls “missing money” from just two US Government Departments, the Department of Defense (DOD) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

      SOURCE: https://usawatchdog.com/21-trillion-in-missing-money-could-trigger-meltdown-dr-mark-skidmore/

      Happy New Year. 2020 is going to be a great year for many important reasons.

      Blessings to you.

      Ozymandias.

      1. Thank you, Dear Oz,

        It’s really fascinating how much money the Empire had spent/stolen and what we hear publically as debt may only be a small portion of the total.  I have heard of Dr Skidmore and his discovery of the missing Trillions and it only adds to the collective frustration of the people of not only the US but the whole planet since it seems we are in a big prison with no access to the real truth as to how the machine is run and who is really in charge. Plato’s cave allegory comes to mind!

        Yesterday, I listened to this really informative interview by Catherin Austin Fitts who talked about this very subject and whole other issues related to the governance and the complex machinery which we call government. She said at some point that we just do not know how the system runs with particular reference to Trump and that despite his business acumen and best efforts and his love for the country, he may not truly know the mechanisms of the behemoth. On the other hand, all governments throughout history have been complex machines often run by self-interested and even psychopathic creatures and what we are witnessing in all governments is no different.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNG0lt3n2Us

        Happy New Year to you Dear Oz and yes, 2020 will be a year to remember and possibly a major crossroad for mankind and the future…

        May the new year bring hope to us all!

  9. You know I think I’ll finally know this life’s purpose when I get to the end and look back over the many years of living that I will have done. Until that time comes I’ll live as compassionately as I can and I will continue to attempt to understand myself as well as my fellow man as best as I can ant to whom I will be in service to, until the end. That’s just what feels right from the deepest depths within my heart outward to each and every pore on my skin. Happy Holidays everyone.

  10. New Years wisdom: Don’t drink and drive…..you might hit a bump and spill your drink 😉

    New Years resolution: I’m not going to drink anymore…..I’m not going to drink any less, but still I’m not going to drink any more 😉

    Happy New Years everyone!

  11. COTTON TOP NATION

    I don’t get around much anymore, so when I do I like to make it count. I do a couple of things in public now, I engage because I know how. More often I observe, because I’m learning how.

    Today I sat in the car as my others shopped, for some reason I just didn’t want to go in. I just sat there and watched, it wasn’t long before I saw what I was looking for.

    I had a feeling it was coming, I wasn’t surprised, I had been doing the numbers for some time now. So, when I saw the march, the parade, I sat in wonder. I did a count, understand I’m in a Wal-mart parking lot and it’s a Friday the 3rd of the month, the biggest payday this nation sees.

    For a moment, maybe longer, I was saddened, watching my gen struggling by, and struggle they do. some walking loud and proud, others I can see the pain in their every step. I see couples carrying each other, holding hands, some walking with their ladies hand tucked under their mans arm, others leaning on shopping carts to get in or out. I saw one person lifted out of the front seat of their car into a wheelchair to go in. I saw a lot of love. I won’t lie to you I also saw some of those old folks who were wearing each other out, I could tell. It ain’t a perfect world.

    My research showed a majority, still the numbers I was gathering stunned me. This is not accurate by a long shot , but close enough for me. At this point I really don’t know how many gen’s there are but my count put the boomers at about 50% that payday. Maybe more. There is a lot of us old fuckers. Cotton Top Nation.

    So I put all the men on mounts, each and everyone. Lions, tigers, timberwolves, puma, cheata, jaguar, all manner of bear, I put some on gorilla, and baboon, the dogs of war, rino, gators, kamodo dragons, and of course war horses by the regimes.

    We gathered at the back of the parking lot, I climbed up the front leg of a war elephant and once saddled I spurred the beast so hard his ears flapped out as he raised up on his hind legs, he let out a bellow that shook the very air. I looked about and saw the men that were with me shaking their fists, chest swelled with blood and air, all the women in camp began to swoon, their breast heaving. I yelled CHARGE !! Some fell off the back of their mounts, others shat themselves, woman fainted under the spell of our power and magnificents. I have to admit I peed myself a tiny bit.

    Swooped down on them we did, at the first glimpse of an O that we felt would be followed by a K, much less BOOMER we struck, any lips that appeared to be forming a H much less a ow dare you, a strike was delivered. They scattered off to their safe spaces. It’s a good thing to because we were serious.

    We suffered quite a few casualties, bound to happen with an older army. Confusion, and stubbornness runs rampant in the ranks. Thank the goodness there were no fatalities above the av for the day. You know the very numbers have us dropping like flies. Not that day, that day saved lives.

    The other side?

    I don’t think there is one.

    I get my food stamps on the 7th. Going to Sam’s club, I intend to engage and observe if anything changes I’ll let you all know. PTM

    1. “The other side?

      I don’t think there is one.”

      Peter you may be right in a sense. What if our spirit incarnates in bodies…different bodies for thousands and thousands of lifetimes? Through each of these lifetimes our experiences, actions and emotions are recorded in some…let’s say huge data storage…a fiber optic light storage of sorts. “The Astral Light absorbs the emanations (thoughts and emotions) produced on our plane.” As such each life’s emanations are recorded for all time. There was never an end because there was never a beginning.

      This being said how many do you believe…if they knew this would be hell bent on causing as much pain and misery as possible? How many would still be good righteous people even though they knew? These seem to be the choices laid down before us. If we knew we had but this life to live would we be pissed off feeling jilted or would we be good people thankful for the opportunity for this and all the other lives we have and will have? I believe we have to rise above the anger of ultimately dying before we can see the gift that we have been given. This rise allows us to live to our fullest with each life or gift we are given. “Every man dies, few live” is on the header of my twitter account. I believe in this statement. I aim to live my friend. Through thick and thin, being beat down by my fellow man I still strive to rise above to remain in service to humanity because I want to die a good man.

      http://theosophy.wiki/en/Astral_Light

      Fish around on some of the embedded links within this article. Its addictive I promise. It will expand your knowledge on what is.

      Be well my friend.

  12. “Read and study what Éliphas Lévi says of the Astral Light, which he calls Satan and the Great Serpent. The Astral Light has been taken too literally to mean some sort of a second blue sky. This imaginary space, however, on which are impressed the countless images of all that ever was, is, and will be, is but a too sad reality. It becomes in, and for, man—if at all psychic—and who is not?—a tempting Demon, his “evil angel,” and the inspirer of all our worst deeds. It acts on the will of even the sleeping man, through visions impressed upon his slumbering brain (which visions must not be confused, with the “dreams”), and these germs bear their fruit when he awakes.[6]”

    Thanks Dane,
    I’m attempting to work my way thru the “Astral Light ” link you so thoughtfully provided. That paragraph hit a chord with me , please bear?bare? ( never know) with me. I have nothing to back this up but my own experience. These last couple or few years I have to wake up to pee 2/3 times a night, I manage to get back to sleep. The point is that fact allows me to I reach REM state 2/3/4 times a night, if I pay proper attention I try to not so much analize, but more to just sort thru the events in the dreams. They are so fleeting, never-the-less sometimes not often the previous dream continues, well at least in a sense. Sometimes, some characters change, sometimes they remain to finish their role. Most of the time it is a brand new dream.

    At any rate I consider the weaker kidneys a bonus. the added REM states they create seem to provide quite a show. I just wanted to take a moment and share that. I’m looking forward to my afternoon nap.
    PTM

    1. So if ALL is recorded in this Astral Light it would seem this Astral Light should be balanced with unique experiences from us for its health and stability wouldn’t it? If so what would happen to it if institutions such as the church try to conform everyone’s spiritual experiences into the same box, communist governance trying to conform everyone into the same political box, so on and so forth? Wouldn’t that kill the uniqueness and thus the health of the Astral Light by throwing it out of balance? Wouldn’t life depend on the health of this Astral Light?

      Just throwing out some abstract thoughts brother. How about some feedback? 😉

      Thanks pal.

      1. Dane My Man, I’m working on a reply(feedback). I’m struggling with being able to grasp the deep aspects/concepts of the “Astral Light.” or even being the light that JC encouraged me to seek. I’m reading and thinking, it is a difficult challenge, which tells me that there are important things for me to attempt to learn.

        I just didn’t want you to think I was ignoring your contribution, I’m working on it. I need more time with it, first I think I want wipe down my mirror, I know it will always be smudged, streaked and dirty around the edges.
        PTM

        1. You got it Peter. That’s what we do on a daily basis brother. The light is already within you…..you just have to let it shine man. Don’t hinder it with thought as it permeates through your body to get out into the world. Watch how it feeds the garden around you….watch how that….no, your garden thrives and flourishes. Then just observe and enjoy the beauty you have created my friend. 😉

  13. While I’m here

    My Carpe Diem,
    As with all things Persian, I turn to you. G. Qassem Soleimani? I have to admit I find myself a bit confused. I don’t think I need to be. Could I possibly persuade you to offer your thoughts?
    PTM

    1. Happy New year Dearest Pieter and thank you for asking,

      This so-called general was, in fact, a low life thug and murderer who was born a Jew and converted sometimes in his teens to Shia Islam! I find it odd that his Wikipedia page either deleted this fact along with every other page of the internet with this information. The truth of it is that (again!) the so-called Islamist Republic of Iran has very little to do with Iran, Islam or Judaism, for or against (or Zionism!) because the IRI (Islamic Republic of Iran) are a bunch of globalist mixture of Islamist and Juadiac Sabatian cult members who appear to be working with the same elements in Israel, Saudi, US, UK, Iran and everywhere else for brining their messianic leader, Mahdi or whatever the name is in Judaic religion and this all this is a fanatic cult of Islamo-Judaic fanatic men. What is so fascinating is that the first deputy minister of the Ministry of Intelligence of Mullahs was a young Persian Jew by the name of Saeed Emami from a respectable Jewish family of Shiraz. This man turned out to be a notorious murderous thug who organized the assassination of a large number of Iranian intellectuals and political activists who were not in sync with the Islamist regimes currents.  Ahmadinejad was also another Jewish convert who became the president of the IRI.  The fact of the matter is that the Islamist Republic is neither Islamic, nor a Republic and definitely not a religious regime whether Judaic, Islamic or anything else, but rather it is a criminal globalist enterprise that has successfully eradicated close to several thousand Iranians, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Bahai’s and  Nationalists.  Basically, anyone who they did not like!

      Emami was recruited in 1978 whilst he was studying in the US by an arch murderer Mullah by the name of Ali Fallahian.  To this day, I can not understand why a nice young Persian Jew would turn down education in the US and return home (Iran) and turn into a monster of a kind not too dissimilar to Stalin’s henchman, Lavrenti Beria who is known to have raped young pretty girls and then murdered a few. The life of this criminal psychopath who ended up as a high-level Islamist Intel chief follows an almost path to the Georgian born henchman Beria where Stalin was so angered by his criminality that he had him arrested and placed in a fast track court that got him executed by the firing squad. Emami ended up the same and his perverted sexual preoccupation with many young Iranian women and often the wives of the men he had arrested turned to a huge scandal for the criminal regime of Mullahs who themselves have excelled in all perversions and utter corruption.

      Given this rather long background, I tried to set the scene as to who this so-called “General” really is and what his assassination may mean for Iran, Iranians and the world.  You may have heard that the US forces are leaving the Persian Gulf and as much as possible the entire region and instead the Japanese Navy and elements of Army will be filling the vacuum.  the logic is very simple, The US does not need the oil but Japan does.  Therefore, Japan will be able and rather happy to take the protection of the Hormuz and the Persian Gulf knowing fully well that the Mullahs will NEVER do anything to upset the Japanese.  there has always been a historical relationship between Iran and Japan and particularly the past 40 years, this relationship had remained strong. This is a strategy that will work for 2020 Trump reelection but the entire show is IMHO is to END the Petrodollar system.  For that to happen, Saudi Arabia would need to be removed after 100 years her life and it appears that Iranian Mullahs were possibly been given the task to destroy Saudi Arabian oil facilities in a very short time without too much effort and possibly with minimum resistance by the Saudi Military. Once this happens, the entire Geoplotical topology of the region and the whole world would follow.  As I am writing this the Gold price has gone up to $1570 and it accelerated in the past 24 hours.  Therefore, the eradication of this pest who was working closely with globalists elements of the Mullahs, Israel and Saudi…plus much more is good news and one that will allow major changes to happen.  Of course, there are a dozen or more theories as to what may be the outcome but the elements of the Islamist regime of Mullahs have little room to manoeuvre and Trump’s tweet threatening them with 52 sites to be destroyed if the Mullahs plan any ideas of a revenge which means many of these sites are strategic locations such as Oil refineries which will make the whole country to grind to a halt.  Also that the Islamist regime may have over half a million armed men but the military doctrine of the mullahs is mainly based on missile development and utilization as well as terrorism and asymmetric warfare. IRI has a vast array of technical units and sophisticated Cyber capabilities but they know very well, that Trump counts those units and any potential retaliation into account and should IRI go into an all-out cyberattack, they will possibly see a hardcore physical attack and not a cyber one by taking out power/hydroelectric dams which would feed those servers as computers!

      I look forward to the day that Iranian people will rise up and will arrest and put these monsters in a court of law and punish the criminal gangster enterprise who had been a menace to this world. I sincerely hope the external criminals in the US, UK and the EU to also see the same by the Trump admin to open the over 100,000 sealed indictments. This planet has had enough of these perverted monsters and the three countries that I love and respect i.e. Iran, US and UK to be free once again! I hope I have answered your concerns Dear Pieter but please let me know if I can elaborate on this subject.  Of course, this is my perspective but all in all, I am very positive and I do not believe we will have WW 3, 4 or 5, there are too many pessimists in the West and particularly in the US within the media but I feel there is a new beginning for all mankind without these criminal psychos.

      I forgot to mention that Putin and Xi may show their disapproval, but they are playing a game and both are working with Trump in establishing a new multipolar world!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saeed_Emami

      1. “US military tells Iraq it is preparing to ‘move out’ – official letter”

        I remember when the Vietnam war ended and the US troops pulled out of Saigon the capital of South Vietnam, there were many opinions as to whether the US lost a war and is running away or was the pull out a trap set for the Soviets and Communist China to fight over. At the time Soviets and CCP had many problems amongst which were an ideological one as to who’s more communist. The result of the US military pulls out of Iraq can be also imagined as a trap for the two or three contending powers in that region from which Iran and Turkey may be the ones and if we include Russia then a threesome party may happen which will result possibly in a balance of power of a sort for the spectators of the Eurasian subcontinent. What is important to remember is that the nations created after WWI which Iraq is one were created with an inbuilt faultline and an inherent stability of ethnic and religious structure one where the Shia’s are the bulk of the population who look to Iran as the main Shia power and the remaining 40% of Iraqi’s Sunnis may look to Turkey as a supportive external power. A Federal Iraq may be the best solution but Federalism requires consensus and understanding of which may be hard to come by in an already fractured nation. Yet, this is assuming that Islam and political Islam will remain to be the only cause of nation-states and nation constructs of the future and this may not be the case at all. What we are experiencing by Islamist violence today is a funded project by mainly the left or the world Liberal elite as a project and it is very likely with the removal of funders of the project, we may experience a different kind of challenges that can be positive such as seeking a secular/non-religious based on the western democratic values. This picture is a nice one, except that the west collective thinking had gone leftward and they maybe not be a reliable model for the emerging Islamized lands to copy but the essence of human rights, respect to the individual as well as what we collectively refer to as personal freedom which currently is non-existent in entire Islamized lands.

        As I mentioned in my last post, the incoming Japan navy and some elements of military, as well as other stakeholder nations that is oil/gas users, may eventually be a good thing, allowing a new beginning for the US as a world superpower as well as for the region to align according to their own differences and agreements without the US after 75 years or so. This will be a historical test for these nations without the manipulations of the interest groups.  This is a very hypothetical idea and wish and only time will tell how such a movie will turn out but it is possible to see a new realignment nonetheless.  The fact that the US does not need oil imports is a win-win situation for the people of the region as they may get a respite from the tyrannical and ideologically sick criminals they had seen for 40 years. I sincerely hope for the best for humanity and our future generations.

        https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-military-tells-iraq-it-is-preparing-to-move-out-official-letter/?utm_source=Breaking+News&utm_campaign=breaking-news-2020-01-06-2215562&utm_medium=email

  14. The Light

    Like an unsung melody
    The truth is waiting there for you to find it
    It’s not a blight, but a remedy
    A clear reminder of how it began
    Deep inside your memory
    Turned away as you struggled to find it
    You heard the call as you walked away
    A voice of calm from within the silence
    And for what seemed an eternity
    You’re waiting, hoping it would call out again
    You heard the shadow reckoning
    Then your fears seemed to keep you blinded
    You held your guard as you walked away

    When you think all is forsaken
    Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
    You need never feel broken again
    Sometimes darkness can show you the light

    An unforgivable tragedy
    The answer isn’t’ where you think you’d find it
    Prepare yourself for the reckoning
    For when your world seems to crumble again
    Don’t be afraid, don’t turn away
    You’re the one who can redefine it
    Don’t let hope become a memory
    Let the shadow permeate your mind and
    Reveal the thoughts that were tucked away
    So that the door can be opened again
    Within your darkest memories
    Lies the answer if you dare to find it
    Don’t let hope become a memory

    When you think all is forsaken
    Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
    You need never feel broken again
    Sometimes darkness can show you the light, beautiful

    Sickening, weakening
    Don’t let another somber pariah consume your soul
    You need strengthening, toughening
    It takes an inner dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
    Ignite the fire within you

    When you think all is forsaken
    Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
    You need never feel broken again
    Sometimes darkness can show you the light

    Don’t ignore, listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
    You need never feel broken again
    Sometimes darkness
    Can show you the light

    -Dan Donegan / David Draiman / Kevin Churko / Mike Wengren

  15. My Carpe Diem, I thank you for your indepth reply to my question concerning Soleimani. I’ll thank you in advance for your generous offer to further elaborate, I’ll press that.

    While researching the link you provided on Saeed Emami I noticed that SE was born Jan, 58, and S March, 57, making the men of very close age. It appears their rise up the ranks of their dif paths, one military the other intel began 79/80. I say dif paths, but that only holds true if one ignores the fact that one, is and needs the other. Is that the idea you were trying to deliver? Where you suggesting that SE and S may of been working together in concert during “the Chain Murders” and many more.

    Even if other military people might begrudgingly pay some tribune to S ability as far as tactics and strategy go, I believe a deeper study of the man will expose a psychopathy that is far too often found in people that are in positions of power.

    S had previously been sanctioned by the Swiss, the EU and the US for terrorist acts. I found it particularly provides insight when one looks at this letter from S to “Dear Mr. Khatami, how long do we have to shed tears, sorrow over the events, practice democracy by chaos and insults, and have revolutionary patience at the expense of sabotaging the system? Dear president, if you don’t make a revolutionary decision and act according to your Islamic and national missions, tomorrow will be so late and irrecoverable that cannot be even imagined.”[81] I believe I saw a more complete copy of that letter that further stated, Dear President if you don’t put this protest down, I will.” I can’t find it, it may not exist, only in my mind.

    Still S did draw quite a crowd at his funeral today. I think I get it, after all we live in a nation that could all but be defined by cognitive dissonance and divided accordingly. Hell, I obviously suffer the disorder to a disturbing degree myself.

    I do agree Mr Diem, I don’t see this incident as being the catalyst that leads to a major war, much less one that draws in other major powers. For myself what it has done is opened a series of rather strange narratives. A couple from P.Trump, what he said about leaving. I paraphrase, ‘We will leave but you have to pay us for our base we have billions in it.’ WTF? Man we have bases all over the place over there Iran is basically surrounded. Of course P.T is a real estate man. but. What?

    I think I kind of understand the one about 52 targets including cultural sitee. I believe the 52 obvious refers to the number of hostages take back in 79. So? IDK. I believe the mention of the cultural sites is a statement that says P.T. has the intel that tells him what kind of secret facilities are hidden under some cultural sites. Who knows.

    Anyway I think all these moves on both side are in someway designed to get both Iran the US and other players to the table. It is tough, I’m not sure of the accuracy of P.Trump’s statement about Iran never winning a war but never losing a negotiation, as far as negotiations go, Iran has at least some recent history on their side of the ledge. It is tough, I think they have learned from the Israelie’s, or taught them. I don’t think it is the Mullahs that are all that. I kind of think there is a force behind or above the Mullahs that are a further power.

    Your Thoughts?
    PTM

    1. Hi Pieter,

      You are seeing all the items clearly and if I may add to the “Who” or “what” entities who are in charge of the system that is behind the Pan-Islamism in general and the Mullahs and their apparatus of power, I would like to invite you to take a close of look at the “Islamic Consultative Assembly” ONLY by using Google map! Symbols are extremely powerful for these people and I want to add a big NO, they are not Freemasons but something else i.e. a hidden cult with their own agenda that runs parallel side by side and above the national/international politics. Also, they are NOT a religious system and as I stated. Therefore, it is a neither Islamic Nor Judaic whatsoever, we are looking a cult of a sort and I am only going by studying their symbolism and their use of violence and propaganda that was used by both the Soviets and the NAZI’s but on a much more elaborate and sophisticated kind. I do listen to lots of different opinions and perspectives by various people namely Benjamin Fulford and in one of his radio interviews, he said that both the Mullahs and the Zionist state of Israel are run from Zug in Switzerland! Whether we accept this as a word of a madman or not, Switzerland is a place where many things appear to come from. So I leave it here for now.

      Please take a look at the building structure and please share your thoughts, Dearest Pieter, because you have stated very clearly a plot, not too dissimilar to James Bond movie. Have a great day my friend.

      I would say POTUS, as you rightly stated KNOWS what are these so-called “Cultural sites” are. I would start with “Imam Khomeini Mausoleum”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mausoleum_of_Ruhollah_Khomeini

      Google map symbolism!
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Parliament+of+Iran/@35.6918815,51.4336843,199m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x3f8e02213adc39c7:0xd42b8fee2bf5c27f!8m2!3d35.6920076!4d51.4344173

  16. I just happened to look at the following “clip art” in the following of Wiki site (under site plan) specifically for “places of power”.  The shape of the structure is extremely weird and not of any human period other than the Egyptian ones but the “clip art” looks like two English letters placed together to make up a sigil or a word symbol. Looking at it briefly, the two-letter of “A and T” catches the attention! You’de need to consider some basic historical facts and some imagination to solve the puzzle and to my uneducated and unimaginative few remaining brain cells, this may well be “Aten” the Egyptian ruler and god. The structure of the assembly as I left in the previous posting is a Pyramid that visible from above with 33 windows on each side of the structure which is an odd number of windows, but let’s assume that there was no other way!

    https://www.places-of-power.org/wiki/index.php?title=Iran

    I then came across this site, that is okay a conspiracy site but many still recall the Time magazine with the principle Egyptian ruler, Akhenaten.  Interestingly, the site states the following, which may send us to the direction of Switzerland, again could be red herring and totally unconnected but it’s worth adding.

    “Human genetic material, largely undamaged after 2,400 years, has been extracted from an Egyptian mummy and has been grown in the laboratory. One 2,400-yr-old mummy of a child was found to contain DNA that could be molecularly cloned in a plasmid vector. These analyses show that substantial pieces of mummy DNA can be cloned and that the DNA fragments seem to contain little or no modifications introduced postmortem.”New York Times, April 16, 1985
    The previous second Lady, a couple of weeks ago, proclaimed that her husband, “is the President of the World”! Again, perhaps a little exaggeration by the previous 2nd Lady but that’s a big claim, right?! Obama is considered by many as the “Greatest US President”, but hey let’s not hysterical about this 🙂 To this day, I see Michelle’s photo subliminally planted in every supermarket in the US and EU. The shadow rulers really consider him as the continuing and possibly eternal ruler and not Donald Trump.  You might say, perhaps it is somewhat of an emotional attachment who for 8 years did a lot to ensure the US goes further down and other nations, not particularly a match to the US advanced tech and human capital, to rise. I would say, Iran comes at the first place, then Ukraine but that was because it was turned into a corrupt soup of gun-running, missile and nuclear discrimination tech as well as lots fo other unsavoury stuff. Yet, Iran had been groomed for a much longer time, even probably to the allied occupation of Iran in Aug. 1941 where Iran had a secular imperial system! In this way, Iran was chosen as early as WWII as the cauldron for the alchemical process of creating a new world religion that we are now witnessing as a cult and it seems and the prima materia is a combination of new cults and relatively modern belief systems to result in a totally NWO…scary thought but it is what they are cooking for us!

    So, let’s look at some names who we know of and how they relate to Iran. Peter Strozk (never can spell or say his name correctly, sorry!) who grew up in Tehran in the 70s’ because his father was working possibly for the CIA in Iran before the Islamist take over. Peter’s Dad was also fluent Persian and assisted the Mullahs to power. Next, we have Valleri Jarret, a mixed-race American who was born in Shiraz, Iran. She had claimed that she is an Iranian and a proud Muslim!  How about Lisa Page whose mother is Iranian and possibly speaks fluent Persian, hence her close contact with Peter. We also have a Mr Brenna who was the CIA chief and allegedly converted to Islam but as far as I can find, he only speaks Arabic which is a different language but anyone who knows the Arabic alphabet can read Persian also and is able to pick out words but possibly not the exact context!  It seems that Iran was chosen as the centre of a new religion of Atenism! This is a very very speculative conclusion but please do not trust anything I say and please do your own research.

    We have also so much talked up and accelerated talk of LBGT movement where Feminism in that story looks like a relic of the past. I am only saying it in connection to Obama and his wife who is rumoured to not be a woman where a well-known America celebrity allegedly died a short after mentioning it, again can be unconnected but there it is. The same Transgender operations is rather accepted as a fact inside Iran and approved by the Islamist regime under the pretext that to be homosexual is illegal but since “god” had created some faults in human genetics, it is possible that a person can be a male or female in the wrong body and the government sanctions the gender assignment procedure!  You would want to know why not being gay is tolerated but being a trans person is?  Who came up with that genius of reasoning for such a complicated medical procedure! For that, I will now leave a quote from Wikipedia’s own info on Aten’s gender: “The god is also considered to be both masculine and feminine simultaneously.”  Quote from:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aten …Can this explain why Androgyny is promoted so much and is this really unrelated to the modern cult that is hidden?   Here’s Wiki’s description of Androgyny: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgyny 

    I also forgot to add that the last Islamic conference in Kulapampur in December last year, a Mr Obama also was in attendance (allegedly again!) in either the main or the fringe but what was most stunning was a total absence of Saudi Arabia (and Pakistan) which is rather surprising! I can only assume that KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) is not a member of the anything Islamic from the old club and MBS, the new ruler along with the entire apparatus of power is somehow being dissed in a big way and it throws in to question the future of KSA. Pakistan had become almost a surrogate state of the KSA after the Afghan invasion by the Soviets and the return of the Dark Prince, Zbigniew Berzinsky under Trilateralist Jimmy Carter.  Carter was instrumental in bringing these cultists to power in Iran and the world had never been the same ever since. I think we are looking at a new cult that is the revival of an ancient one were the Pyramid rules and as the late American comedian said famously, “It’s a club and you ain’t in it”.  Anyway, some thoughts from a convoluted mind for you to consider

    President says ancient carving looks like him, Ban on speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFM5m1XgSJk

  17. OK, Dane, I think I’m ready. Your going to love this. the Astral Light, then Akasa, and the Prakritic planes with their further dimensions took me quite aways from my comfort zone. For the time being, I’m a earthling, and a “mother fucker man” to boot. So.

    I found myself looking above and then below to find some connection I could use to attempt to gain some understanding. The closest thing I could use to compare was, I hesitate,, fuck it,,, you know me.

    The NSA,,,,,. Mans latest Tower of Babel.

    I followed your link thru E.Livi, H.P. Blav, (what a woman) Leadbetter(misspelled, fucking alchemy) and Off. I read until my head was spinning like a top in a circle full of other circles. Dimensions, within dimensions, red stop lights, green goes, and H.P. Blav’s bright as the sun, blinding yellows. CAUTION! CAUTION! She warned. Attempting to read these tablets ain’t just for anybody. It reminded me of a CAUTION, M.P. Hall issued concerning attempting to communicate with the elemental spirits. In both cases knowing they are there and respecting that fact, for those that have not come up through a lifetime of education and initiation in these matters is not just a tricky business, but dangerous in ways beyond, way beyond. Knowing these things are there, opening yourself up to feeling them through hot and cold, seeing them out of the corner of your sight, hearing them in your silence, tasting them in what is sweet and bitter, living with them when you concentrate on your breath and heartbeat. Those few things and many more fill me with life. Do I want to put them to work for me? Nope. Do I want to go to work for them? Nope.

    Careful now, careful they proclaim. They don’t say don’t go there, but they both sternly warn against entering that wilderness not being prepared and armed for the danger within. I believe the prepared far outweighs any arms one needs.

    Personally I really like the idea of those indestructible tablets. Like, hell, I believe it, I almost know it. I feel they are a emerald, green for go, and taste like a lime. Every letter, word, sentence, chapter and verse, written in my own hand, my penmanship, my misspellings and mistakes in punctuation, so on and so forth, no spell check, nothing like that. But, not written by me, written for me, from another point of view. A point of view controlled by a universal law.

    I’m living the record, something else is recording it. Behind or rather within it, is the Astral Light. How it shines or not depends on my total behavior, physical work and deeds, words thoughts and dreams. If there are ever any questions about that, it can be pointed at, and asked. “That is your handwriting correct?”

    The NSA, smart phones, PC’s all that stuff are but feeble attempts to imitate a ancient wisdom. A wisdom I would of had little or no ideas about if it wasn’t for the internet, PC’s and all that stuff. It works out.

    PTM

    1. Awesome Peter. Looking above and below….so no looking in between? I think in between is right where you are because wouldn’t that be you? How can you bridge above and below? Would bridging above and below put you right here in the now being whole and complete? Would becoming complete and whole be the initiation to see? Just some questions to spark some deeper thought brother.

  18. My Carpe diem
    Thanks for the wonderment causing replies and links. I’ll begin to respond by addressing the Symbolism in the architecture of the two buildings you linked to. I do this because it is a area I know little or nothing about, what’s new.

    Anyway, after studying the Mausoleum Ruhollah Khomeini, I was first struck by the 4 tall spires that spoke to me of antenna,the receivers, then the dome, a bell if you will. Which spoke to me of a generator that produced a power that sent a form of current to other powersites built with the antenna to receive. When I further considered the people entombed within, It occurred to me that the current the architecture is promoting is a regeneration of the lives of those entombed.

    I was also struck by the fact that the construction took a scant 3 years. I’m convinced by a sense that it wasn’t completed in its current condition in those few years and has been added to and finished up in the intervening years, if indeed it is finished yet. Perhaps still a work in some progress, so to speak.

    Upon further inspection I noticed the base of the building was built in more modern style, rather boring, rectangular, with some ornamental roof lines added to the facade. Versus what sacred geometry one sees in cathedrals, most recently in the news, Notre Dame, with its flying buttresses and so forth. Perhaps sacred geometry is no longer their domain, anymore than it is ours. And so conclude whatever power this feeble attempt at an ancient art of generation and regeneration will fail.

    The second building you linked to, the Parliament of Iran. left me rather numb, it just didn’t speak to me. Search as I tried I just couldn’t find anything. The best I could say, it looked like a pyramid being squeezed like a pimple about to to pop.

    However I did find something that spoke to me about a level of insanity that I’ve struggled to hide in the past. However it is because of Dane, that damned Dane and his Astral LIghts I’m emboldened to share the record of my thoughts. After all it is all recorded, and I dare say in my hand writing.

    Never-the -less I qualify out of a fear of being banned, shunned, set on a piece of melting ice and set afloat, to never again set fingers to keyboard on any site on the WWW.

    So to begin. I have been deeply affected by the events of the last week, they have not gone unnoticed by me. My deepest concern is for all the innocents who lost their lives, and even more their family members. As we begin to enter the second day of a weekend that will see 50 or more people murdered, as a matter of fact, in and out of the cities of this great land. A nation of the first order. What number of murders, and senseless killings will be committed throughout the rest of the world? Less per capita? It staggers the mind, sets it on a course that bumps into crazy as it swerves, bounces and rebounds between pillar and post. It makes me wonder how did a man of my intemperant disposition not fall victim or perpetrator of physical murder. Just lucky I presume.

    On the google map that showed the Parliament of Iran, , I noticed an arrow pointing to a spot only a bloc or two away. It pointed to a spot labeled Pizza Hat, it is a knockoff. Anyway it created an image of one of our elite leaders Bloomberg, bitching about one of our stateside pizza franchises charging $30 for a $10 pizza at some rally or protest or whatever it was. The image was that I saw Pizza Hat boxes and slices of pizza scattered among the black burkas and bodies of the victims of the stampede that occurred during the funeral for Qasem Soleimani.

    Rather a strange impression, I’m not sure symbolism had anything to do with it or not.

    I think that’s enough for now, however I do want to further respond to your last reply. Since I read it, I’ve rewatched the movie, Boys From Brazil. So.

    Enjoy The Weekend
    PTM

    1. Hi Dearest Pieter,

      Thank you for your as always fascinating posting on Islamist regime’s symbolism and your take on the modern monuments the regime of Mullahs have created as a signature of their Islamist Imperial power! Every empire that had come and gone had left their own unique style in every aspect of whatever they did, namely art, architecture, administration, sports etc.  What is intriguing to me is that none of the new structures that were built after 1979 and the Islamist take over contains any signs of anything that resembles the pre and post-Islamic Arab conquest of Iran in the 7th century, that is to say, this regime is neither Islamic nor Persian/Iranian, in all manners of behaviour as a nation-state and some like us to believe that the Mullahs regime represents a revival of the Persian Empire! This is a lie since as of 1979, the Islamist regime had abandoned the philosophy of the Shia branch of Islam that says, until the arrival of the 12th Imam, now in hiding in a well in Iraq since the 7th century, no Islamic government to be formed by any Shia cabal, i.e. Shia Mullahs!  I suppose, this possibly explains that the regime is ruled by a bunch of bearded men in black robes and headcover but they do not represent the true interpretation of the Shia religious doctrine! Can this explain why anything they have built does not follow any influence of post-Islamic Arab invasion of Iran? I believe it can and it does prove that they are possibly representing something other than Shia Islam which they try to make the world to believe. Even inside Khomeini’s mausoleum in which $2Billion was spent in, there are lots of references to Pyramids either upside down or subliminally there and there seems to be an obsession in their designs.  For $2Billion, I am sure much payouts and corrupt contracts may have gone on with possibly other utilities in mind other than just a mausoleum!

      I am also following your fascinating discussions with the one and only Mystic Dane and there’s a lot of interesting items you have both triggered my brain to think about and I just wanted to add that Aksha in Sanskrit is the term used to define “conciseness” in general so Akashic record may mean the records of the consciousness of every human being that had been and gone. What is fascinating is that the individual consciousness that we develop by adding likes, dislikes and preferences, never ever disappears because of mediums (and I know a few & have dabbled in myself!) always report a deceased person continue their preferences of items such as “fashion” when they cross over to the other side! I have personally had confirmation of people I have had the privilege in communicating with and on one occasion not long ago, I saw a horse associated with a name of a man (Roger) and a person during a medium circle when a lady shockingly said that is her husband who crossed over 6 months ago and his name was Roger and he loved horses and had a few at a farm! Therefore, the Astral Light may possibly the fractals of life-giving energy for the lack of a better word, which exists in ALL living beings but differs greatly from one species to another according to their level of comprehension of abstraction of ideas and forms possibly!  One of the oldest Persian words that had been possibly used commonly in the proto-Indo-Aryan or Indo-Aryan that were common cultures and languages is the word, “Jaan” that is now an endearing term for calling a person in modern: Persian, Turkish, Indian languages. This is a rather poetic and mystical designation in all Sufi and classical Persian writings as well as the standard marker in the traditional herbal and Magi-cal )Zoroastrian sciences and medicine) medicine from the ancient period that relates to the state of health of a person or being. The Zen Buddhist term “Qi” (possibly better pronounced “Chi”) is the exact equivalent to mean, “Life Force”!

      I personally believe this is the Astral Light that is visible during deep meditation in darkness. What it appears as may be close to the “Starfield” animation that came to public’s view with Windows 3.0/3.1, if anyone here remembers that damned piece of garbage  🙂 

      However, Reading those little specs of life is something that I have been thinking about and a few weeks ago and when I asked a friend who is into the metaphysical church and other activities, as to how I can read my own Akashic record, his answer came across a bit shocking at first but I thought that is a wise question to ask!  He simply said, “why would you want to read/know your akashic record?”, to which I replied curiosity and he looks at me and smiled but I felt he has a point in putting forward such a question!  I have abandoned my search for now, so anything you guys will find I will follow closely!

      Wish you a great day my friend.

      1. Thanks Peter and CD. Lol, you two are good guys. CD in regards to your curiosity….if all thoughts are recorded then to know one’s self is to know what is in the record or on the record right? We need but look within and be completely open and honest with ourselves and we would truly know what is on the record…for this lifetime at least 😉

        If the purest of lights resides within us and we fragment it as it shines through us, then wouldn’t we be the responsible ones who change the pure light into the different colors of the spectrum?

        What if compassion is the purest of lights and as we externalize our thoughts, behaviors or simply the way we see and interact with the world around us we lose this compassion one fragment at a time….are we not fragmenting that purest of lights as it passes from within us and into the world around us? Compassion…

        Compassion, an eternal tenderness and mercy, a characteristic of love prompted by an understanding heart. A compassionate mind sees the error, but does not condemn.

        1. Hi Dane and Thank you for a fascinating comment,

          Your comment was a hard one for me to consolidate in my own head, let alone to come up with a reasoned reply! I think, and I am being honest here, that I do not quite understand what is in (potentially!) an Akashic record. Is it our thoughts or whether it is our actions? I am really not certain which, but my bet is on our actions, possibly because, it is the thoughts and multiple of them that produces action.  Again, I may be completely wrong here as I am just not certain of this new realm but I am willing to learn because it has been talked about by many people such as Madam Blavatsky, Edgar Cacey and the recent others, like Deepak Chopra, although I see the latter as an entertainment guru for the super-rich… I’m not dissing him totally btw, Just that his association with Madona gives me a bad feeling, that’s all!

          In relation to the Astral lights and how it may relate to Compassion, I thought fast and hard and the only connection I came up with was that a person with a good Karmic (past Actions) record within his Akashic records Vault, may have more of those Astral light elements. Again, this is my pure speculation here and would appreciate any corrections if possible. Having said the above, I am still looking for the answer as to why I or anyone would want to know what’s in their Akashic depository box or for that matter a direction where I can find out about what this record really is and how can be accessed!

          I wish you guys, Dane, Pieter and everyone at POM a great Monday!

          1. I understand CD it’s quite an in depth topic. We are just scratching the surface of this amazing realm. For simplicity we see “The Astral Light receives the “impressions” produced on the Terrestrial plane and retains a record of all that happens.” So the Astral Light retains impressions produced here on earth in this world of matter. As such isn’t a thought a produced impression? You said it without picking up on it actually when you spoke of thinking that only actions are recorded and further expressed how thoughts make up those actions. Isn’t thinking an action? It’s just a mental action until the mental action combined with will power makes it a physical action isn’t it? Therefore, it would make sense that both thought and action are recorded.

            The Astral light “also mirrors the higher planes. However, due to its nature, the reflections are fragmentary and misleading.” So let’s suppose that the Astral Light is our heart for a moment and that our higher inner knowing is the higher planes. The information from the higher planes would come into our heart and reflect outward through us and into the world. Now before it hits the outer world it has to pass through our brains where our thoughts reside. Based on the clarity of our brains or better our mindset or outlook on life could determine the fragmentary nature of the Astral Light as it hits the outer world. By this hypothesis the clearer a person’s mindset the more pure and whole the Astral Light would pass into the outer world. This is so challenging to put into words as it’s just a vague feeling or vision of how I understand what I’m reading about this deeply complex topic.

            Through time people end up believing that all this is outside of ourselves thus misleading themselves to praise and worship outward Gods and such when I’m feeling that our knowing resides within us. As we wield our will power, compassion and right mindedness we maintain what is true in nature and what is intended to maintain life as we learn instead of causing pain, fear and havoc upon the world only to then ask some outside entity for forgiveness. The corruption is like apologizing for something we have done while at the same time still doing what we are apologizing for. When we see the truth from within ourselves our forgiveness is in correcting our acts or actions that are causing the corruption in the first place.

            Hope this resides well with you pal. It’s just a thought form in its rough stage. Still needs a lot of polishing.

          2. Here is a nice accompaniment to our discussion.

            “We want order outside, in our society, in which there is no corruption, where everyone is responsible, and when you give your word, you keep that word. Society is an abstraction. Actually it doesn’t exist. What exists is man’s relationship to man, and that is society. To put it very simply, society is your particular relationship with another. That relationship may be based on anger, jealousy and exploitation, where each is ambitious, greedy, envious. What we are, society is. We should not begin with the ordering of society, but bringing about order in oneself.”

            https://jkrishnamurti.org/content/we-want-order-outside-our-society-which-there-no-corruption-where

          3. Thank you, Dear Dane, for explaining this complex subject so eloquently,

            In fact, after reading your reply several times I think I am getting it and I agree with what you said:

            “This is so challenging to put into words as it’s just a vague feeling or vision of how I understand what I’m reading about this deeply complex topic.”

            What you said, reminded of the ancient Zoroastrian philosophical principle of “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds” which Zoroastrians to this day are told to follow from an early age. You are also correct in that the thoughts as an important item that can be recorded because it comes before any words or deed. Regarding the Astral Lights, in all cultures, we refer to a person who is of high calibre, whether intellectually or spiritually, as the Illuminated or Luminary possibly because there is a reference of elements of astral lights in such a person due to their progress intellectually or spiritually.  

            You have given me something to think about Dane for which I am grateful!
            I wish you a great Saturday evening!

          4. Hello CD. Here we see that “sometimes described as the “memory of nature”. The subtle matter that composes the different planes of the cosmos has the ability to receive and record “impressions” of everything that happens on the terrestrial plane. These records, which can be seen by some clairvoyants, exist on several planes. The records on the astral plane (or astral light) are said to be fragmentary and unreliable. The ones preserved on the mental plane, though more difficult to access, are said to be accurate. The latter are the true “akashic” records.”

            Further, “The akashic records were first mentioned in 1881, in Col. Olcott’s book The Buddhist Catechism. There, he talks about “a permanency of records in the Akasha, and the potential capacity of man to read the same when he has evolved to the stage of true individual enlightenment.””

            https://theosophy.wiki/en/Akashic_Records

            As such part of achieving true individual enlightenment seems to be the key to knowing what your Akashic Record holds. I would caution though that the Akashic Record is no one person’s record that it is simply the record of All. I would believe that once one has become truly individually enlightened that the person would no longer possess the want to know what is on that record at all. Perhaps because they would intrinsically know from within without having to seek it. Carl Jung’s discussion on self actualization seems one path towards this enlightenment but there are many allegories accounting many people’s individual journeys to enlightenment.

            Krishnamurti said it very well…”I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others. This is what everyone throughout the world is attempting to do. Truth is narrowed down and made a plaything for those who are weak, for those who are only momentarily discontented. Truth cannot be brought down, rather the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountain-top to the valley. If you would attain to the mountain-top you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices. ”

            https://jkrishnamurti.org/about-dissolution-speech

          5. Hi Dane and Thank You so much for yet another enlightening comment,

            As before, I had to read what you presented several times on different days, hence the delay in responding to your excellent comment. The following line I found one that may possibly answer my question as to why I am looking to see my Akashic record because I am still on my own path of self-realization (or unenlightened!) for when one is at the peak, one would have no need or interest. On a funny note, I am also interpreting this as a kind of cheating-the-system method by trying to find out what’s at the last pages of the book and making the whole journey a known story but also removing the elements of Free Will randomness from one’s path and place in this world.  🙂

            “I would believe that once one has become truly individually enlightened that the person would no longer possess the want to know what is on that record at all.”

            However, most illuminating was the late Krishnamurti’s words on “I maintain that Truth is a pathless land…”, I Loved reading this part and how the late sage is encouraging us not to solidify any ideas or beliefs because by doing so, we will minimise whatever that idea is to our own limited levels. As an example, the idea of a Law giving God who is vengeful, angry and watchful minimizes the entire concepts of the divine into an angry old man which many religions seem to be following. The Buddhists concept of the Void to me makes more sense because it is Void of all things fathomable and yet ALL emanates from this concept and it is in this way only that we can consider the possibilities of a power so vast unthinkable that is ZERO and yet it is at the same (time!), INFINITY, where Paradox is beyond human comprehension, that is only a small glimpse in understanding the meaning and significance of the Devine for us to appreciate, a possibly more digestible idea with no boundaries to contemplate! Devine can be better contemplated as a Paradox and I stop here!

            Thank you again, Dane, and know that your gold nuggets are hugely appreciated and it really helps me to understand things beyond my vision. Keep them coming please, and I wish you a great day my friend!

          6. Your very welcome CD. We are all learning together my friend. Perhaps the collective conscious of mankind will someday be able to comprehend the unknowable Absolute.

            For me the struggle is not forgetting to live now, while always wanting to understand that which is not understandable. It can become an obsession if one isn’t careful to maintain that wanting.

            The thing that I keep getting stuck on with regard to the Akashic Records is it’s “…ability to receive and record “impressions” of everything that happens on the terrestrial plane.” If this is the case one can’t see what is to be but only what has already been correct? If this holds true then to know yourself would be to know your Akashic Record I would think. So if you can look within yourself and know what you have done through your lifetime up to this point you should know what is on your Akashic Record.

            What I think you are alluding to though is that you want to know what you have done or been in other lifetimes. If that is true then you are right my friend it would seem that may affect the pathless nature of finding truth within a lifetime or as you stated mess with Free Will. I would try to find comfort with who you are now. Remember all the other lifetimes trials, tribulations and your responses to them at that time have made you who you are now. As such they are water under the bridge so to speak. Evolutionary stepping stones. Perhaps building from who you are now is something of value and remember who you are now will most likely be the stepping stones of tomorrow. A good foundation is very important in this light because it is what everything else is built on.

            Be well my friend. I hope these words bring you joy. Always a pleasure pal.

          7. Hi Dane,

            I must admit I really enjoyed reading your last posting and it reminded me of what Kierkegaard thought which in a way sums up what we have been discussing in relation to us and the Devine or God as follows:

            “human existence is possible as existence not in despair, as existence not in tragedy; it is possible as existence in faith… Faith is the belief that in God the impossible is possible, that in Him time and eternity are one, that both life and death are meaningful.”

            I will write back in the next few days in more details on your great posting!

  19. Hi guys, I have been following the discussion with interest!
    CD, I can’t speak from experience so like you I am a little unclear what the Akashic records are. The term seems to have a variety of subtly different interpretations. You mentioned some names like Cayce already; another one said to be an authority on this was Rudolph Steiner.
    Anyway, as the saying goes, your mileage may vary, but in the below link at the bottom of the page there is a short guided meditation titled Meditation III – The Inner Library.
    This is by British occultist Josephine McCarthy and it was recommended on a forum as a way to access the Akashic records. Like most things in occult practice, I presume it will take a great amount of dedicated work. Others have said that if one can achieve astral projection then one can simply will oneself to go there. So learning astral projection techniques is another potential path to explore.
    https://josephinemccarthy.com/audio-file-archive/

    1. Thank you Redjon,

      This English Lady is fascinating and I managed to listen to the first half of one of her interviews on the site you kindly left in your last posting.  I am going to look further and find the one about Akashic record access meditation. That should be very interesting indeed.  Also, yes, I missed out Rudolf Steiner so thank you for reminding me of this great man. It seems, before WWI, this planet was really going through a major spiritual progression with so many teachers and enlightened individuals as Steiner and other we have talked about and WWI’s primary purpose was to shatter such progress for mankind for a long time but I believe, we are at a major junction after 100 years to progress spiritually and technologically after a 100 years delay.  In fact, Steiner had predicted this precise time in the early 1920s’ that in 100 years humanity will wake up and progress towards a less corrupted spiritual and religious system. This may explain why the recent past few years particularly, there had been a mad rush by the Abrahamic system to bring in a universal religion as a means of preventing humanity from going outside of the system and forging what is our common spiritual heritage and philosophy! Just a thought, that’s all!

      Thank you again and I wish you a peaceful Saturday/Sunday!

  20. I was listening to Greg Hunter weekly wrap-up and he mentioned the following and thought it’s too good not to share and see if anybody can expand! I believe certain changeover appears to be imminent now, looking at the recent events that include, Impeachment stuff, China Virus, Soleimani episode and possibly the most important to any financial change, BREXIT.

    According to Greg Hunter, during or around the recent Davos meeting, Catherin Austin Fitts commented of news that there will be a major announcement regarding Cryptocurrencies at the world Central Banks and that this will not involve the Fed but all banks as Bank of England etc.

    Specifically from 4:00-6:00.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soNcJ-g-0M4&t=240s

  21. “Can’t You See”
    https://youtu.be/rh1_aMvV65M

    I like a some song with me at all times. I’ve found so much light in the last few contributions, the shadows now leave me and I find myself at high noon. Never a better time for a draw and shoot out.

    Among the “Astral Lights ” we find shooting stars. Cayce, Steiner, Madam Blav, Krishnamurti, and so many other teachers, I like Gurdjieff, he make you scrub toilets for it. In the end they all subscribe to the light, astral or not, as being within.

    Out of all the words written and quoted in this POM, one jumps out out at me, society. Society. Wat mean?

    Everything, I suggest, everything. Anything else is less. If I commit to believe that every grain of sand on this place we choose to call earth, represents a life, a soul, a spirit of one who has come before. When I look heavenly am I not, by commitment ordered to believe the stars may, very well represent what comes after? Does that make the universes a society? I need to hope so.

    “It matters not how straight the gate, nor how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the captain of my fate, I am the master of my soul.” Anonymous? I have to wonder why.

    I got to tell you, in years gone by I’ve played some ouija, and my behavior has expressed a deal with a devil. That’s not to say, I haven’t looked over the various contracts I’ve been offered. It was only out of some blessed thing, I give it to what I call a blessed circumstance, 9 sisters and 3 brothers and a couple of parents from amazing stock, that I managed through this spinning coil, and now have everything I need to live and speak my truth. I suggest most people, society, are me.

    I like what’s going on.

    Granted we are a long ways from “home’ if you will. But we are closer than we have ever been before. HOME, what a wonder full word. Wat mean?

    Society. Wat mean?

    To my mind eye it is a goal. Always a better place, it is the getting there that is the great challenge, all the pain, misery on the way is but nothing compared to the learning and I dare say fun, on the way. Make it fun.

    Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have fun – new cut
    https://youtu.be/GCtmDqUnrTw

    Did little Cyndi know something, or do I just like song?

    Fun seems a silly word. You can’t be serious, preposeing it as a goal for “society” can you? I’m dead serious, and having fun doing it. Of course it goes back to the innumerable sands and stars, all dif and yet the same.

    I like the uman bean, they are bad assed. I don’t give a shit what anybody says, left to their own device, they will get there. And when it’s over, will know the fun they had on the way, was what got them there.

    I’ll leave this post with a few words from my Grandfather on my Mothers side, they say he was from Poland, but he and his brothers all toasted Estonia when the booze began to flow.

    ” Pieter my Son, my Grandson, it may not seem so, but I ask you to believe me. Things are getting better. Slowly but surely, better.”

    PTM

    1. Peter this is a nice comment brother. You ask “…society. Society. Wat mean?” Just the other day I shared the following with another friend.

      Society is an abstraction. Abstraction is not a reality. What is reality is relationship between man and man. The relationship between man and man has created that which we call society. Man is violent, self-centered, seeking pleasure, frightened, insecure; in himself he is corrupt and in his relationship, whether intimate or not, has created this so-called society. We always try to change society, not change man who creates society in which we live.

      -Jiddu Krishnamurti

      Could relationship be a bridge? Whether that relationship is between man and man or even man with himself. 😉

  22. Belated thanks Carpe Diem for the clip. I’m afraid I can’t shed any light on CAF crypto comments. But let me comment on another aspect of the video, coronavirus.
    Firstly just the economic impact. At a minimum it is going to knock a few points off China’s GDP this year. But potentially could do the same to GLOBAL GDP. So it could be a candidate to trigger the next big financial crisis that we have long been expecting.
    And/or, this could play into JC’s prediction of the fall of the regime. If either of the 2 conspiracy theories prove to be correct (1. the CPC is covering up the extent of the spread by roughly a factor of 10, 2. it is a bioweapon that “somehow” escaped the nearby research facility) this news will not go down terribly well with the population!
    Just some thoughts.

  23. Breaking news: one tier 2 city in Hubei province (same province as Wuhan, but hundreds of miles away) now effectively under martial law for minimum 2 weeks. Nobody can leave their homes. Military to deliver food etc. to citizens. Will other cities follow??

    1. Hi Redjon,

      Interesting News from the unfortunate events in China. This is an interesting interview with Steve Bannon that specifically, talks about what he thinks the US should do to help China’s Virus problem that starts from 12:00. It is an interesting interview in which Bannon talks about a whole bunch of stuff, domestic and foreign.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m37VD0_f3K0

      Stay safe Brother!

      1. Thanks CD, I will watch the Bannon video when I get chance.
        By the way they are also sending out daily text messages to every mobile phone in the country which say, among other things, “don’t believe rumors and don’t spread rumors” 🙂

  24. Thank you Redjon,

    This is a very interesting message that Chinese Gov is texting to the population. My personal observation is that there are few hands stirring the Chinese cauldron and from what I understand, HK is not finished and civil disobedience us occurring still and I am beginning to see some kind of regime change as far as the Deep State elements within the CCP is concerned. When Trump said at the UN, something to the effect, “we do not tolerate Socialism” (paraphrasing), he is really saying the Deep State that controls CCP/Iran/NK/Venezuela etc. perhaps will be dismantled! Just a gut feeling, that’s all and I have no proof of what I am stating here.  Nevertheless, this will likely to end very badly for the buyers of stuff from China e.g. Walmart where more than half of the merchandise comes from China but more importantly, it is basically a Deep State enterprise so the DS will be losing also in the DS elements of US/EU. I am hearing there will be some form of crash worldwide economically and one purpose of pumping the US stocks by injecting silly cash amounts is that Trump knows there will be a crash and the current bubble will only return the US back to the 2018 levels but the rest of the world will be seriously affected, leaving the US the supreme economy!

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-14/imf-chief-says-virus-might-warrant-coordinated-economic-response?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=business&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business

    In short, I am undecided as to whether this virus is not a tool for something rather different. A few moments ago I read this fantastic article by the American veteran journalist and his remarkable research and knowledge, Jon Rappaport on this Coronavirus. I think you will find the content interesting:

    https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/02/13/people-dying-equals-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR0fcrj6fHTQDdv-PA54pnJqkBWS6Mm56yIKnEO3-9wVvFmOgu29q3zwVJs

    1. Thanks Carpe Diem, I was aware of Jon Rappoport but had not seen his blog before, it’s good to get an alternative perspective. However I am unsure how much credence to give his theory that this virus is a psyop and the symptoms/deaths are caused by air pollution. I wonder how he explains what’s happening on that quarantined cruise ship, among other things.
      Other interesting theories are also emerging, including that the bioweapon, if that’s what it is, was planted by a Certain Intelligence Agency. It is indeed a potential way to devastate China’s economy, and as Bannon said in that wide-ranging interview (thanks again!) the US is in a hot economic war with China.
      Also as you hinted, it would be a very convenient “natural disaster” to pin the blame on for any financial crisis that happens to arise in the near future! Regardless of how big a factor the virus actually may be in said crisis.
      Back to the news I mentioned above, it is interesting that this has not been picked up by ANY (as far as I can tell) western media or alt-media! I neglected to name the city, it’s called Shiyan.
      And another thing, which should definitely be filed under “high-octane speculations”, there is a video being circulated on social media made by two Chinese journalists who make some extraordinary claims regarding Shiyan and why this city, and this one alone, has taken such extreme measures. It is certainly rather odd because there are in fact not that many confirmed cases there. At present the city ranks only 12th on the list with about 600 cases (14 deaths). The key claim they make, as I understand it, is that there is a huge secret underground facility there that would serve as the CCP’s command and control center in the event of WW3! Furthermore, that there is a secret high speed rail tunnel linking the city directly to Beijing! Please note it is about 700 miles away from Beijing!
      I should point out that the sheeple are sharing this video widely…. because they find it ridiculous and hilarious 😉
      But, who knows??? I never dismiss this type of theory out of hand. I’ve learned to keep an open mind on pretty much everything. And this is no more outlandish than much of the stuff on Dr. Farrell’s site for example. I’m sure you’re familiar with it, gizadeathstar.com
      He has a few articles up about coronavirus too.

      1. Thank You Redjon,

        After I read your posting which helped me to get another perspective based on your understanding of the situation, I listened to the most recent interview with Daniel Estulin.  Estulin is as always provides factual information and then he builds on the known evidence. He also refers top Jon Rappaport’s analysis and confirms that this whole virus episode may be a construct for something (or several objectives) by the people behind it which is a logical way of looking at it. He also mentioned the Internal or Intergovernamntal factions within CCP who are in some sort of warfare to take control. The factions are the Yellow dragons (National Socialists Economic & possibly Not the classic Nazis’! ) under Chairman Xi, The Liberal Banking Deep State elements and the classic Maoist or the Communist Puritans who are still followers of the original cult leader Mao! There’s also the intervention by the Virus makers who are conglomerates of a Pharma company in the West (UK I believe!), Welcome Trust UK and another company/foundation by Norwegian Gov/Elites and Indian Gov with funding by Bill & Belina Gates Foundation All planned and agreed in Davos! 

        It is also possible to imagine this as a kind of Joint Venture between several power groups with their own agenda and objectives. Estulin said that every month around 60,000 people World Wide die due to the common cold /Flu virus and nobody is looking at it as a comparison. He, therefore, makes the conclusion that the films and clips of people dying in the street and being arrested and put in Ambulances is pure propaganda which I believe it to be the case going by the amateurish way the men in white push somebody into a vehicle without any emergency folks or even police to stop the person filming the episode is somewhat suspect. Your posting also made me think that if the CCP wants people not to panic and stay calm, how does any of the clips of folks looking sick and dying is even allowed in a country that is ruled with an iron fist and the control is absolute and total. Estulin reminds the listeners of the Kuwaiti Ambassadors daughter who was trained by a PR company in Washington DC to attend a Senate hearing on the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein invasion of Kuwait and how his soldiers removed babies out of incubators which later proved to be a total fabrication which resulted in the deaths of half a million Iraqi Women and Children directly and indirectly and Estulin believes the Wuhan victims are propaganda of the same scales and a theatrical display for another objective!
        Estulin also draws another interesting conclusion as to what if a side-effect or byproduct of this Virus is a forced Vaccination Worldwide at a time when the Chinese and US economy is not in good shape. I wish you a great week ahead, my friend. 

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UvNtf41z-0&t=1s

  25. The signal comes in through the pineal gland and is dispersed out into the brain through neural pathways which are like trees of lighting finding their way from the earth into the clouds. “Neuroscientists have tracked neuronal activity in dendritic nerve branches…” and associated them with learning. Perhaps this is the true tree of life, as above so below. Above being the tree like lighting coming into the pineal gland from the unknown and the below being that lighting dispersing out into the world of matter through us. Those who choose to not learn fall into narrow mindedness have singular lightning pathways like a dying or dead old tree trunk. Those who have the will to keep learning nourish these pathways of information keeping them like a healthy tree branching out reaching for the sun. “They concluded that the generation of calcium ion spikes — which appeared in screen images as tiny “lightning bolts” in these dendrites — was tied to the strengthening or weakening of connections between neurons, hallmarks of learning new information.” Hmm, could strengthening = harmonic balance between nature and society whereas weakening = cognitive dissonance between nature and society?

    https://www.psypost.org/2015/03/lightning-bolts-in-the-brain-show-learning-in-action-32966

    https://books.google.com/books?id=deELZqJRsgkC&pg=PA136&lpg=PA136&dq=esoteric+harmonic+balance&source=bl&ots=dpvx8aPuWr&sig=ACfU3U2xf5sUYSnkmqRHSbIb6b7vNuizBg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsh7T62eLnAhVMn-AKHZPSCN8Q6AEwA3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=esoteric%20harmonic%20balance&f=false

  26. Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

    Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
    Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
    This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
    Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

    Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along?
    Or a churlish sort of “Howdy” and then vanish in the throng?
    Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way,
    Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

    Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,
    That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?
    Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
    Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

    Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent?
    Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?
    As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say,
    You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

    By Edgar Guest

    Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/have-you-earned-your-tomorrow-by-edgar-albert-guest

    Compassion goes a long way in this material world. It helps lighten the burden of eating our words when we finally know the truth of things that we hadn’t taken the time to understand prior to judging someone or something.

  27. I seem to remember in days gone by, when JC would take some time between postings, after a proper missing I would ask,. Are u ok JC? If my memory doesn’t fail me JC, would respond with a, “yeah I’m fine, been busy.”

    This is different.

    So what happened?? JC fell in love with a wonderful woman, made the correct move and married up with her, best move he could of made at that time in his life. A certain set of stars lined up, caught the two and made them one couple. Do the math.

    Pattern recognition, I’ve been around some and if I have learned anything from the POM, it is to look for patterns. If the time I’ve spent spinning around on this mortal coil has taught me anything, it is that when a man marries a woman, I’m talking about deeply marries, things change.

    Just for fun and on the field I’m most comfortable, allow me to go base. Hey jC let’s go get some beers, dance some Dames. (Dames, now that’s funny. Huh?) Not tonight guys, I have/got to get home, the wife is expecting me. Ahh come on man, what are you pussy whipped all of a sudden?

    The Guys.

    What’s up with JC lately? He seems different, it’s like ever since he hooked up with Marianne he’s just different. Have you seen her? Yeah I’ve seen her, she is hot, but I’ve seen him with hotter. Ok, but have you noticed how they look at each other? Not really. Nevermind. Don’t you nevermind me all I’m saying is he is not the same JC. I’m saying he is, don’t you remember he was not ever really one like us? Think about it, he was always somewhere else, his face pressed up to a screen, talking about eagles with two heads and shit like that. I do, but I thought he was using that crap to get served the dish, he was always hornier than a two peckered billy goat. You mean like a affect? A what? Nevermind. Don’t you nevermind me, all’s I’m saying he sure has changed. Hey do you want to stop on the way back to town for a few beers and bounce up some Babes? Nah, not tonight, Betty said she is making up something special for me. Betty? I thought you broke off with her a couple of months ago? Yeah, well, we have been seeing each other on and off ever since. I don’t see what it is that keeps you going back to her, hell I’ve seen you with a lot hotter. I like the way she looks at me. Another one bites the dust.

    I suspect the only writers island JC will make it to in the near future will be somewhere in the Caribbean with his wonderment of a woman by his side. Outside of the freeze of their home, in the warmth of the south, Marianne will say, I’m your island now. Bring that lighthouse of yours over here and knock my heels up.

    God Bless You Marianne
    PTM

    1. If you were in front of me I would probably punch the false teeth out of your face. (How’s that for an old JC out for drinks?)

      So, with that said, you have an offensive mannerism about you, which I have tolerated for the most part. But bringing my wife into your speculations is unacceptable. For the record, I met Marianne long before POM started, and she will still be here long after.

      Truth be told, I know my absence has left a void, but I don’t know what to do about it. Work – Busy. Check. Life – busy. Check. Health – Issues. Check. All of those reasons have had an impact on my level of engagement.

      But nothing has had the impact of knowing that just down the road, around the corner from what we now see, there exists more road. Or, perhaps a crossroads. The last year, or so, I’ve found myself standing alone on this road. On each side of me, there is a wasteland of thoughts and words, which swirl and dance in the furnace wind of the lower mind. The words and thoughts of my family, and POM compatriots, travel on this wind like an echo from outside the wastelands.

      A tear rolls down my dusty cheek and I know that I cannot stay here for much longer. Suffocation. Loneliness. But not madness. There is a sort of peace. Sort of.

      At times I can hear the voice of Dane but can never tell from which direction it is coming. A traveler. Like me. Like us. But is he ahead or behind? Sometimes the road becomes washed with grit and is hard to see. Am I still on the road? Yes, there it is. I can see it now. Dineen, another traveler, at times shines a beacon light for me to focus on. It keeps me aware of where I am and what I am.

      In this place, the worlds of economics and geopolitics no longer matter. Everything is unformed matter and unrealized spirit. The formed world which holds us has little significance to that which is unformed. The unformed is more real.

      Unmanifested.

      Unmanifested potential.

      The road ahead requires self-sacrifice and discipline. There I remain, in the same place of the road for almost two years now, because I have not prepared myself for those self-imposed hardships. Truth cannot be pretended. I cannot be false. It must be this way for me to proceed.

      Some will see this for what it is. Others may not. But I ascend back to you soon. Back into the abstract world of formed illusion.

      From out of the lower mind.

      JC

    2. “The Guys.

      What’s up with JC lately? He seems different, it’s like ever since he hooked up with Marianne he’s just different.”

      Nope…impossible. He’s been with Marianne longer.

      “I suspect the only writers island JC will make it to in the near future will be somewhere in the Caribbean with his wonderment of a woman by his side.”

      I hope so, I…we, would love to spend some time with good people.

  28. Marianne, I’m sorry from the deepest part of my heart I’m sorry. That has to be the way this begins and it my full purpose that this apologize ends on that important note.

    It is not for excuse, reason or for explanation that I assume the great risk that beyond that simple and heartfelt statement is the real chance that I will further mess this up. I only dare take that risk with the hope that what follows will more fully illustrate the depth of how truly sorry I am.

    I have a knot of fear in my stomach, I’m so afraid I will mess this up and further alienate you, JC and the POM. There is a lump in my throat and my breathing ain’t quite right. Still my very being tells me there is nothing for it but to press on. So I say this.

    I honestly thought I was doing some good.

    I guess it is no wonder I’m finding it hard to swallow.

    I took my cues from a recent pic I saw on JC’s twitter acct. dated Dec. 3, 2019, and a tweet dated Jan. 14, 2020. The tweet with the 3 pics showed me a couple deeply in love, and the fact they also showed you and JC individually showed me a strength of separate character. The pic of you two together emanated a warmth I all but feel. The tweet that showed Leduc County, clear -38 degrees, and JC’s comment “This is just disgusting.” Somehow or the other the two created a image in my mind, somehow reminiscent of the holiday pic’s and vid’s you both shared with us a while back now.

    Somehow or the other I managed to take my off kilter imaginings throw in one JC’s writer’s island and his promise of a movie review about a lighthouse and come up with a comment that I honestly thought had the components
    of compliment, completely mess it up and have the whole thing turn into insult. Marianne, redundancy be damned, I’m so sorry.

    If indeed the road to hell is paved with good intentions my trying to use intention as excuse, reason or explanation for my comment all but assures me a high speed rail to Hades. I have to take complete responsibility for what I wrote and I do. However I offer this weak defense only in the hope to make my apology and the spirit I offer it in somewhat more acceptable.

    To attempt to convince myself much less you that this is what I meant to say rather than what I did say is a hard slough on its best day. So let’s don’t go there, allow me to just say, damn this is so much better.

    “Marianne says, I am your island now. Bring your lighthouse over here and together let’s bring our ships out of these troubled waters into safe harbor.”

    Instead what I did write made me a heel, insulted you and angered JC. If I haven’t already messed this apology up any more words would just serve to make it even worse.

    I’m sorry Marianne
    Peter Thomas Moline

  29. The clouds cover, grey and dreary. Alas, I see a spec of blue through a thin weakening part of the drear. Aha, I see now! The sky is always blue and beautiful but the shorter view…the veil, tries to hide the true beauty….the truth of it all. I can look forward walking through the day with a smile that all these frowns can’t figure out. But I smile on knowing the truth of the blue sky beyond.

    Always here brother. Always watching in on you from whatever angle that life or the unmanifested has me cradled in at that moment. We are one after all and in that I always know where you are. I just need to look into my heart to find you. Thank you for being a true friend through thick or thin JC.

    Patience….not wanting….peace of mind….unconditional love….being and not being at the very same moment….what are we?

    “When you observe the hurt without the movement of measurement, completely live with it entirely, all hurts disappear.”

    – Jiddu Krishnamurti “K”

  30. I just signed a petition JC had on his twitter account. I replied to his tweet saying I was glad to see him back swinging. I wonder if this, I don’t even know what to call it, it is not just porn, but something darker, isn’t something we find way to often easy to ignore because of a fear that at its base is something so disturbing it is all but just to hard to face.

    I believe it takes great courage to look at the worst of the abuse that is taking place and face it head on. It is gut wrenching to the hardest of barked.

    I think geopolitics, economic affairs and all other things should take a seat at the back. It is all for naught and means nothing if we don’t address this problem first. Why were we even born if not to confront and fight to defeat this, I want to say evil, but that sounds to easy. What is it in us allows whatever this is to exist and propagate, expand almost like daily. The net, our homes our schools. I’m so disappointed in myself for not speaking up, and thereby acquiesce. This should be at the top of our lungs, and yet we allow ourselves to be cowered.

    I get that it is very hard to face, I can only look so far into it and have to turn away in despair hoping it will go away by itself. But it won’t, it gets worse. If we think this is the worst of it think again, further in are crimes against children that will not allow sleep. I fear pornhub is the tip of the iceberg. I applaud JC for standing up, I can’t think of a better reason, a more noble cause for return.
    PTM

  31. What does it take to shock the conscience
    A priest raping a 14 year old altar boy
    That’s everyday, only now sometimes they have to pay for it.
    A prince raping a 14 year old girl
    It’s not porn because it’s not on pornhub
    There is film of it somewhere you know
    Look at the number of views

    Is it a spell
    I think it is
    How does it work
    Who puts it out there
    Who pays for it
    There are 6000 years of freeporn
    Where does the money to produce it come from
    I’m telling you that there are 100’s of 1000’s of hours of Freeporn
    Maybe millions of hours
    There just can’t be any money in it
    Who would pay for that shit
    It is free, I’m telling you it is free
    It is like diabolical to me

    I’m not making light of it, I promise
    I know what it is, the point I’m trying to make is
    I don’t understand how it is there
    Millions of hours of it free, free
    They say it is a multibillion $ biz
    I believe it is
    But it is not coming from lonely old freaks
    Or curious young boys
    Middle aged singles
    Because it is free
    So who is pumping the billions into it to keep it there
    I don’t get it, I just don’t
    That’s why I ask
    Is it a spell
    How does it work

  32. Yes, events are moving very fast. So I wanted to get a few thoughts down.
    In an off-hand remark made in a comment above I mentioned the possibility that covid19 could potentially be the catalyst for a major financial crisis. It increasingly looks like this may be coming to fruition. It could even be the beginning of The Great Reset which has been predicted for some years now. The Fed just fired their bazooka and, contrary to the intended effect, if anything markets seem (initially at least) to have taken that as a signal that “YES IT REALLY IS FINALLY TIME TO PANIC!”

    On the crash in crypto prices, I have not read any substantial analysis on this but my take is that this is likely just a part of the overall risk-off sentiment in the markets generally. There is some institutional hodling of cryptos and I suspect they are simply in “sell everything that can be sold“ mode right now. BTC is not playing the safe haven role that many expected it to, for now anyway. But my opinion regarding cryptos generally fwiw (this is not financial advice!) is “back up the truck!”

    Back to covid19, as we know there are various theories on it being a bioweapon. We may never find out for sure whether any of these theories is true, but one thought I had was along these lines: If one wanted to initiate a planet-wide societal experiment on how far populations in various regions/nations can be pushed in terms of restricting freedoms, towards something approaching martial law, this sure would be a way of accomplishing that. Hmmm. As viral bioweapons go, I’m no expert but I estimate on a potency scale of 1 to 10 covid19 is perhaps about a 4 or 5. Scary to think what reactions would be to a pandemic higher up the scale. Anyway the experiment is ongoing, and part of it involves depriving folks of their “circusses” (sports events cancelled, movie productions suspended, etc.) and perhaps in some cases even their “bread” for a period of time; the results will be interesting indeed.

    Carpe Diem, I did appreciate that Daniel Estulin interview, I thought he made some great observations. In particular, whether this pandemic is to set the stage and soften up the populace for a coming push on vaccinations. Hmmm again. On one level, the global reactions to it appear to be very much overdone. Even Trump himself tweeted last week that “last year 37k Americans died from common Flu…Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on…Think about that!” Yes, we should think about that, but the MSM certainly aren’t!

    Coincidentally (or not, as the case may be?) the Saudis appear to have launched an all-out war in the oil markets, further adding to the “perfect storm” facing global markets in 2020. I need to look further into this but any thoughts from JC or anyone else much appreciated!

  33. Unless I’m missing something the Fed just changed the fractional banking regs. Sure they dropped down to 0-0.25% and committed to “Treasury purchases of at least $500 billion and agency mortgage-backed securities of at least $200 billion” (don’t forget the treasuries recent repo market actions). What seems to have passed under the radar though is that the Fed said banks no longer have to have the reserves which tentatively are to back outstanding loans. “In a related set of actions to support the credit needs of households and businesses, the Federal Reserve announced measures related to…reserve requirements”. If I’m off on this can someone please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-restarts-quantitative-easing-qe-210001968.html

    https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/monetary20200315a.htm

    1. Kudos my friend, you are not missing something, everyone else is!
      Almost everyone (myself included) failed to see the ramifications of this. But it is mentioned here in this typically brilliant analysis by Pepe Escobar. I quote:
      “New York banking sources told me the truth: systemic risk became way more severe in 2020 than in 1979, 1987 or 2008 because of the hugely heightened danger that the $1.5 quadrillion derivative market would collapse. As the sources put it, history had never before seen anything like the Fed’s intervention via its little understood elimination of commercial bank reserve requirements, unleashing a potential unlimited expansion of credit to prevent a derivative implosion stemming from a total commodity and stock market collapse of all stocks around the world.”

      https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/china-locked-in-hybrid-war-with-us/

      I am now hearing rumours of potentially closing all stock markets. Worth keeping in mind.

      1. Thanks redjon. I’m not too familiar with derivatives but one thing that does concern me about the stock market is how invested Chinese companies are in it with shell companies that are listed on our stock exchange. China does not have any laws which allows for verifying these Chinese companies reported earnings and the US stock market laws allow this…..loophole. So if the Chinese Communist Party decides to force all these Chinese shell companies to dump their stock or report them to zero it could crash our market. We do have stops within the market that can stop a free fall but it would still cause a “normalization” or “correction” if you will of the market to a truer market cap. I would think this would collapse many programs, systems, retirement funds that are reliant on the growth of the stock market in order to sustain their existence.

        There was a documentary on these shell companies, The China Hustle. It’s a good one to watch. Here is the trailer. https://youtu.be/55892jT06aI

  34. Here is a good boots on the ground article for coronavirus. Its from David Schwartz wife who is a registered public nurse.

    https://www.distributedagreement.com/2020/03/14/traceys-ten-tips-for-surviving-the-coronavirus/

    Zooming out on the coronavirus I agree with redjon that we may never know the details of its origin…nefarious or otherwise. Couldn’t we see it as a bringing together of people though? I know, I know, keep the social distance of six feet…but beyond that aren’t folks coming together to fight this virus that actually kills less people than the common flu?

    Remember “Ronald Reagan’s vision for a unifying alien invasion” that he gave to the UN in 1987? Seems there is a cycle that peoples are fragmented…(for whatever reason), then reunited to then be fragmented again down the road. It seems that threats are what brings people together for some weird reason. Anyway I’m heading to the grocery store to try to find some damned toilet paper. Seems people just started using it all of a sudden. lol.

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/flashback-reagans-vision-unifying

  35. Here’s a crude (haha) analysis of the oil price war then, which is exceedingly complex and doubtless I am missing some nuances.
    The “hail Mary” 😉 play by MBS appears to be suicidal on the face of it. If oil remains at these price levels for a sustained period he is accelerating the coming insolvency of the kingdom. I will not be surprised if we see the currency peg to the USD break some time this year.
    Presumably, he must have discussed the move with Trump and been given the green light. This is perplexing given the resulting pain that is now facing US oil producers. On the other hand, there is a line of thought that Trump saw the coming covid19-induced economic shock and determined that dramatically lower gas prices for US consumers may provide a way of mitigating the recession somewhat. I personally doubt this will help too much. And it will require also Trump to issue bailouts of some form for the oil industry. Furthermore, Trump may have been emboldened by the thought that the low prices will harm US adversaries, primarily Iran and Russia. Again this seems a bit dubious and could turn out to be a miscalculation. In these strategic economic/geopolitical chess games it is generally unwise to bet against Putin. He has stated that Russia can withstand these price levels for up to a decade (perhaps an exaggeration but not a huge one). KSA most certainly cannot. Could it be that we have just seen the last throw of the dice by MBS?
    One of the best articles I found on this:
    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Saudi-Arabias-Oil-War-Could-Bankrupt-The-Kingdom.html

    The oil price/supply war will also hit some other highly oil-revenue-dependent nations very hard, Iraq being a prime example. Between this, and the coming global economic depression more generally, the IMF is likely to have a very busy year!

  36. JC, do you think we are now seeing the final “blow-off top” in the USD?
    It looks like helicopter money is coming, which would likely beget a period of very pronounced inflation. Essentially, the POM thesis coming to fruition.
    Helicopter money is also coming equally in the EU I expect, and their sov debt crisis is returning with a vengeance, so I’m unsure whether the greenback will depreciate vs euro. But probably vs CNY, JPY, and others. As the existing monetary system crumbles to dust, the solution will be presented just as you’ve forecast.

  37. A good article by Rappoport:
    https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/03/15/how-many-people-have-coronavirus/

    Whilst I am unsure the virus itself is a psyop, certainly the mass hysteria induced in the west reeks of Bernaysian engineering. Note it is primarily just a western phenomenon. South Korea for example had a very serious outbreak and handled it without anywhere near the level of social panic.
    So I reassert my theory that the main purpose of this engineering is to bring on the system reset. The draconian gov reactions are what is required to crash western economies, and can only be tolerated if sufficient levels of fear are generated in the populace. Social distancing is one thing (and does work to control the viral transmission) but locking down whole countries is way over the top and the economic damage is going to be catastrophic if this is maintained for many months. Once you have a panicked population though, to hell with the economy, “protection” of the public is all that matters!

    I’ve also seen it suggested (I forget where) that the US MSM reaction is yet another blatant attempt to cause a Trump defeat in the coming election. Very few presidents win re-election during a serious recession. I’m not predicting Trump will indeed lose to Biden but it is certainly going to be a massive challenge for him to overcome this.

  38. I think that in time as folks begin to realize that the entire population is not dying from allergies….oops I mean COVID19 that the paranoia will eventually fade. When it does then Trump will be seen as a savior. If this can happen just before the election then he will surely gain plenty of votes for his nobile act of saving everyone. Just a simple mans perspective.

    1. I admire your optimism Dane!
      On the other hand though, thinking back to the POM timeline, we are in the heightened war risk zone. This whole thing, this op, if that’s what it is, has totally flipped the script. The one thing I feel I know for sure is the world will not be the same when we come out the other side of this

      1. Lol, I agree redjon. I’ve got some rough thoughts I’m trying to find time to develop. Let me share them with you all maybe someone has more time on their hands than I right now.

        To the core thesis of POM regarding the worlds need for balanced import/export or simply trade.

        Balance to world trade visive US increased production and China reduced production.
        China born COVID19 with an engineered fear factor of severity causes China to reduce production. Trump enacts Defense Production Act to expand production within the US.

        Current Central Bank system can no longer supply the world’s financial needs. The stock market is ballooned and needs a large correction. A problem with the correction though could be the leveraged need for it to support a retiring Baby Boomer generation’s Medicaid/Medicare, Social Security and retirement funds. I’m assuming that Medicaid/Medicare and Social Security payments have been invested in order to keep up with the growing payout needs. Never the less the loss of retirement funds from stock investments could also push unsustainable payout needs onto Medicaid/Medicare and Social Security.

        COVID19 targets the elderly and folks with weak immune systems in regards to causing death. A blameless death at that. The Baby Boomers seem to fit this bill. I will stop this line of thought here because it’s not difficult to see the writing on the wall from here. Now propaganda is beginning to spread a narrative that China is entering a second wave of the COVID19 virus.

        Many of the results of these symptoms are also seen in the conventional wars we have seen or had throughout history.

      2. “the world will not be the same when we come out the other side” Roger that redjon. However, is the world ever the same tomorrow as it was today and is today ever the same as it was yesterday? Life itself is ever changing, evolving, growing and becoming better. If that stops then I would have to say life has become stagnant or died.

        Re: Unification. In this short video Trump echos my sentiment saying the nation is coming together. That our politicians are getting along, etc.. He also states at the very beginning that this is a medical issue but that the financial sector is moving along nicely….(moving along)? Also stated is how many countries this virus has affected. To me it looks like the virus is the show we are to watch as the changes to the “system” implemented in plain sight. There are plenty of business minds that are capitalizing on the change working behind the veil “virus”. We could do the same if we only take the time to raise the veil and capitalize on what we can capitalize on, instead of revolting about a change that we cannot effect or stop. A change that is inevitable so to speak.

        https://youtu.be/ustJcbfXwRs

        1. Correct Dane, it is genius really isn’t it? The fact that the agent of this transformational collapse simultaneously serves as both a justification for, and a distraction from, the process and machinations of the transformation.
          And you’re also right that there are incredible opportunities to be capitalised upon. I’m attempting to focus on just that.

    1. Thanks Dane, yes, makes a lot of sense.
      Immune systems!
      The first thing I did when this virus hit was to look up some info on how to strengthen it, and took steps to do so. In a sane world, the media would be shouting that stuff from the rooftops. I’ve seen little or no mention of it at all.

      1. Have you noticed Trumps most recent announcements now shining light on the number of folks who didn’t contract it and that when those numbers are taken into consideration the equation or percent of deaths decreases? Little by little the truth unfolds. We figure things out so fast nowadays its just….we are just amazing!

  39. Hello POM family. In these trying times when we begin to feel like the world around us is crumbling and the conspiracy theory of the day begins to attract our attention we should take a few breaths and take a moment to pause and find a bit of calm. I find that everything we are seeing in the world has already been discussed here on POM through the many, many essays that JC has produced in his efforts to share with us through his compassion for his fellow man. He didn’t have to do this but it’s up to us to see the gold woven within the wisdom that he has shared with us. He truly has a heart of gold. I would recommend and share that revisiting past essays gives a sense of calm as one “aha” moment after another arises. Be well POM family and try to find calm within this changing world.

    1. Yes it is always good to revisit the old material.

      I see that Q is now pushing the theory that the virus response is designed as essentially another coup attempt. Pointing out the curious timing of the lockdown – right after Bernie dropped out and Biden is the de facto winner. Biden being, allegedly, the CPC’s preferred winner of the coming election. The fact that due to the lockdown, Trump rallies are stopped, and Biden will be able largely or completely to avoid debates etc. How convenient. Plus of course the market collapse, the mass unemployment, and general economic devastation.
      It is possible there could be a strong recovery underway by November, but it’s also possible this thing will be dragged out much longer. Will be interesting how it plays out from here.

      1. Trump is saying many who say it will take months to recover are going to be very surprised because he believes its only going to be a matter of weeks. What I know….is that time will tell us the truth of that. Be well fellow traveler.

  40. Yep! As soon as I heard of the rumors of lock down, and what they were calling it, I ran down and bought me and mine a dozen bags of them small oranges…. Yep, I ain’t stupid.
    PTM

  41. Hello Everyone at POM family!

    I hope you are all well and enjoying the Social distancing experiment! I am finding it an amazing time with so many people actually doing things they never thought possible in creating things. Animation, articles, food recipes, thinking of the impossibilities that may be happening and generally feeling free from day-to-day forced labour. This period is going to be registered in human history as a period when “time stood still”!

    I have been reading and following up on the current events and the potential outcome of All this. A couple of weeks ago given the excessive spare time, I came up with the following and sent to a few friends as follows

    Breaking News:
    Chinese Virus is Killing Globalism
    Experts suggesting the virus is too big to fail!

    I am now convinced that this virus whether manmade (very likely!) or not, is the chaos that will redefine and cause a major RESET to our collective consciousness in viewing our world as well a physical RESET on every human activity and institutions, namely: Banking, Education, Religious, Military, Intelligence and last but not least the cultures of the world! The results of this virus and this particular period when everything is standing still IMHO will be far more significant in terms of radically changing this planet in every way conceivable!

    This morning, I read this incredible article that originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph of London that is a conservative old newspaper! I would like to recommend this article as it pertains to the BIS, NAZIs’ and how the history we are presented may be twisted for our consumption.

    http://stgeorgewest.blogspot.com/2013/08/never-mind-czech-gold-nazis-stole.html

    Wish you all a wonderful Sunday!

    1. Hello CD! Thanks for that very interesting BIS article!
      And yes, as our gracious host JC has stated, what we are now witnessing is the alchemical transmutation of the monetary system. But not only that, as you say, also many other aspects of human society are simultaneously being dissolved, to be coagulated into new forms.
      Probably you will have noticed, former UK PM Gordon Brown recently called for a “global government”, to combat covid19! Only “temporary”, of course! Problem – reaction – “solution” indeed!
      Personally, as exciting and fascinating as the transformation is, I do share the fears of many that this crisis will not go to waste but will be used to strengthen the tyranny over humanity in terms of loss of freedoms, privacy, etc. We shall see, I do also remain hopeful that the coming transformations might be overall net positive.

  42. Hi Redjon,

    Hope you are keeping well! Throughout the day yesterday, I watched this long but absolutely brilliant interview with Dr Jospeh Farrell on the geopolitics, WWI-II history and the movements and events that we are living in its aftermath as well as how it relates to Trump and the future. I sincerely believe, that after watching this interview, you will have learned so much to potentially answer most of the questions regarding the current time we are living in. Dr Farrell talked about the new financial system and how such a “flipping” of the system would necessitate an equal flipping of the technologies that DARPA and the Shadow Government had been holding back from  American people who literally paid for it through taxation and double taxations via Federal Reserve. The term “flipping” I use, only because Dr Farrell used this term which is possibly the best way of describing what we may be expecting to come. He also, talked about Covid19 and 5G as well which is rather fascinating.  Lastly, he talked about the British Monarchy and it is about to be modernized under Queen’s watch and Dr Farrell predicts that it is very likely that Andrew, Harry/Meghan affairs as well as BREXIT was carried out with Queen’s approval through the secretive Privy Council she controls!  Anyway, rather than my interpretation, I can recommend this interview! 

    “Dr. Joseph Farrell Emergency Powers COVID-19 Bio-Economic EMF Warfare Deep State COG!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwzjd3OLlL8

    1. Thanks Carpe Diem, I am about half-way through the video and it is a great discussion, very informative. I am not sure that Dr Farrell has correctly figured out all aspects of this very complex puzzle but definitely large parts of his thesis do make perfect sense to me. He certainly knows a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff!
      I noted that 1 hour 34 minutes into the video they discuss the Pepe Escobar article that I referenced in a previous comment above. Specifically, drawing attention to the symbolism of Xi using the word “devil” to describe the virus.
      I shall try and finish watching the remainder during the next day or two, thanks again.

  43. “Steve Bannon GOES OFF On CCP, Kissinger, ‘Davos’ Accomplices of Xi”

    I watched this 5-minute excerpt of the War Room with Steve Bannon earlier today and thought it was a rather significant revelation as to who Kissinger really is and how the two factions who won the WWII have designed the machinery/operating system of this planet based on collectivism/Socialism and what their end game really is/was.  Bannon is talking about a Nuremberg style Court in “Wuhan” which is an incredible statement pointing to the fact that was forecasted by JC in one of his great postings last summer: (https://philosophyofmetrics.com/the-coming-collapse-of-communist-china/).  Covid19 is a Bioweapon released in Wuhan with experts from the US, with one Doctor having been already arrested from one of the main Ivy Leauge Universities in Boston who was under the payroll of CCP!

    This is an understandable outcome of the world after the Covid19 which inadvertently operates as a catalyst for the breakdown of the liberal world order and the emergence of a totally new arrangement in every aspect of life on earth. CCP is a byproduct of the Liberal world order where massive experiments had been going on to be used everywhere else in the world. The collapse of CCP is therefore necessary for a new world system. Islamism that is the fusion of Communism with Islamic doctrine that is an Anti-Western civilization ideology as a means of deconstructing the US and Europe and replacing it with a totalitarian world order with the possible elimination of the majority of earth population alls for the cause of Globalism! 

    Anyway, I hope you will find the following short clip of interest! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMGeVX4fClw

    1. Interesting CD. I was thinking that perhaps the virus just happened (in China) naturally but seeing the economic distress it presented them that China allowed and even promoted the spread of COVID 19 throughout the rest of the world in order to impose the same economic distress on the rest of the world in an effort to keep….a “level playing field” of sorts.

      1. That is also a distinct possibility Dane, in fact the distress in the West is proving considerably worse. And as we know in the early stages the WHO advised against closing borders; in hindsight this seems rather suspect to say the very least, as Trump has alluded to.
        Furthermore, there is a theory that Putin, in saying “nyet” to Opec, knew that he was doing Xi a big favour (quid pro quo no doubt) by opening the door to ultra-low oil prices. China, which perhaps has way more storage capacity than anyone thinks, could then buy up huge quantities of crude for peanuts, in order to turbo-charge their economic recovery months in advance of the West. A massive boost to their bid to usurp the US as the world’s number 1 economy.

        1. Thank you guys, Dane, Redjon,

          The virus is a Bioweapon and I still believe what Estulin suggested that it is a multi-level project by several actors and all with their own interest. Whether they have actually plotted this together is a little far fetched but it is likely that one started to work on this and others sniffed and made their plans on the wave. As an example, the US Intel knowing the release of the bioweapon as widely advertised by the Nerd in chief, Bill Gates and his sidekick Dr Strange-bug aka Fauci in 2017, was noted in the US intel as an opportunity in not only preventing it’s destructive but also was used as the perfect chaos for closing down the Fed and possibly and incoming Debt Reset! The merging of the Fed into the US Treasury was all done during the Social Distancing period and yet none of the busybody low IQ reporters of the MSM has ever, to this day asked anything at the WH pressers about it! You would think such a monumental event after 106 years would be enquired by the globalist Commie  MSM, but no, it did not happen.

          I wanted to recommend this interview with Cyrus Parsa the AI Org. founder with X22 Report which I just watched and I found it totally and utterly mind-blowing. If there was any doubt what the connection between China’s CCP and Democratic Party and the Technocratic nerds as Elon Musk, Zuckerberg, Gates and many others, this 1-hour talk will make it crystal clear. This is a very nasty and dark plan and it is about to be eliminated. These people are extremely nasty and dangerous and should be put in a Nuremberg style court and prosecuted for the crimes against humanity. Nothing less will do as this is the ultimate cleaning of the swamp!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGQ2lhtzc_M

          1. Hey CD do we have anything concrete showing a merger of the Treasury and the Fed yet, so we can square that notion up?

          2. Thank you Dane,

            Bloomberg confirms the quite merger of the Fed with the Treasury. The other indicator is the Top Domain name for the Fed changed to a “.Gov”. I tried to figure out the history of Federalreserve.XYZ using the WHOIS but didn’t get anywhere but it helps if you pay for the service it appears so if anyone can confirm this would be great. Also, if anyone can recall what the Fed website was before 23 March as in “.COM “or something else would be an interesting confirmation of the merger! Yo get a .gov the entity must be owned by the US government and the Fed was an independent bank as far as I understood! 

            “This scheme essentially merges the Fed and Treasury into one organization. So, meet your new Fed chairman, Donald J. Trump.”
            https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-27/federal-reserve-s-financial-cure-risks-being-worse-than-disease
             
            https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/monetary20200323b.htm

            http://whois.domaintools.com/federalreserve.com

          3. Thanks CD. Seems things are really getting shaken up on multiple areas of the old world right now. It’s both exciting and worrisome at the same time pal.

        2. Right on redjon, I see what your saying. Makes sense, because China’s support would sustain Russia’s economy during these low oil prices.

  44. The latest short interview with Daniel Estulin I found was a sobering alert in that, the virus is taking another turn in September and it really made me feel sick to hear what bad predictions he is making about what’s about to come. I hope you will all get the chance to hear it for yourself and share your thoughts. This is seriously troubling but as you all know, this all about nothing but MONEY. In fact, ALL wars and human catastrophes were ALWAYS about MONEY!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQKzDm9lwv0&feature=em-uploademail

  45. It’s interesting that as the Fed and Treasury are essentially merging that the Fed make this move with Blackrock.

    “Blackrock has been appointed by the Fed to buy corporate bonds and commercial mortgages. The firm now has more power than any financial institution in the U.S., as Blackrock will oversee $27 trillion and the Fed’s new $4.5 billion Wall Street slush fund.”

    https://news.bitcoin.com/americas-banks-can-simply-bail-themselves-out-now-thanks-to-the-feds-blackrock-deal/

  46. Hey Carpe Diem, thanks for the last few videos, all very interesting. Keep ’em coming!
    I wonder what is behind Estulin’s prediction of further developments in September.
    The Farrell-Dark Journalist video, although as they stated is partly speculative, is a great one to show people just “how deep the rabbit hole goes”!
    And it’s interesting timing that the US Navy just released “officially” several UFO videos. These clips had been leaked before but this is a confirmation that they are indeed genuine. My personal (speculative) interpretation of these encounters is that they are evidence not of the existence of aliens but more likely of the type of black projects that CAF talks about. This ties in with a question that was raised in the aforementioned video: in conjunction with the Big Reset that is clearly coming, could there be a revelation of highly advanced technology timed to coincide with it? Technology so advanced that it had to be suppressed (to protect the interests of certain elite factions) and once unleashed will really “flip” us into a new paradigm? For example, antigravity tech or “free energy”? Just some thoughts my friends. It’s like hey we may be sleepwalking into totalitarianism but wow we just don’t care because this sci-fi tech is so wonderful!!

    As for covid19, well Bannon’s prediction is quite something! I don’t know how much I trust that guy’s rhetoric, but it could indeed happen. However, certain other “players” in this operation ought to be brought to trial in the fullness of time also. The names Gates and Fauci are at the top of the list!
    So much depends on whether Trump can get through this and win re-election.
    Meanwhile in Europe, it seems to me that the Swedes have a monopoly on common sense!

    1. Hello Redjon and thank you for sharing your thoughts,

      We are really witnessing an ongoing collective madness in the world!  I concur with your line of thinking and things should be looked at speculatively and “experts” words with a grain of salt but to keep in mind and remain a sceptic of all as well as being cautious with definitive thinking of the current events and a potential outcome and reality altogether. That way, we can perhaps keep our sanity by remaining an observer and not a participant!

      Having said that, CAF and Dr Farrell are wise people and they have the knowledge and the background for us to contemplate on their words. In the video with DJ, Dr Farrell said something interesting around the idea of the financial Reset that Trump is in possibly about to pull off and a direct relationship in the release of the ultra High-tech which CAF and Dr Farrell have been talking about for years. Farrell sees both events i.e. the Reset & New tech release necessary and side-by-side as perhaps a reason why Trump is removing All the cartels that are stifling humanity by blocking progress that has benefited a minority of Uber-elite who are also behind the so-called Green movement which will again benefit them directly because they are profiting with an old system! If you have noticed, Trump had been systematically attacking and destroying each and every cartel methodically and without much bravado and announcements. Take the example of the entertainment industry and the MSM which has been his pet project from day one in the office. Also consider the OPEC cartel and the Petro-Dollar that fueled almost 50 years of ludicrous wealth, the creation of a super wealth class of people worldwide to support the globalization project as well as many wars in the West Asian region. Trump also in the middle of taking the Pharma cartels apart during the virus outbreak. Let’s not also forget that the Five Eye Intel Cartel that was then operating as the “eyes and ears” of the Globalization Empire that controlled and maintained the entire “Intel Community”! Banking cartel not to be forgotten either!

      I, therefore, believe that the release of the UFO by the US Navy is potentially the harbinger of a much bigger release of the tech that if released may potentially make the US and her allies the supreme Industrial, Commercial and Military power simply because the era of Oil is no longer viable and the US has enough “shelved” technology to replace every facet of life in terms of the current technologies and energy needs, not only in the US but also worldwide!  That said, the transformation may be somewhat slow but with proper funding and training an entire new Industrial base can be created in a relatively short time. One example that comes to mind was the major transformation of the entire Electronics industry in the 1950s’ with the advent of “Semiconductors” which we are told came about in a Lab at AT&T. At the time, some of us who are older may recall every TV and Radio set were Valve operated which was wasteful and produced too much heat. The Soviets were behind in this arena and they were either “given” the concept OR they used tech spies in the west to utilize the Semiconductor tech and upgrade their own tech by using Transistors which was the original aim for using Semiconductors. Later the same semiconductor tech was used in computing as transistors were used as electronic gateways on a much smaller scales with later VLSI and today with miniature versions of the printed circuitry using the same material i.e. Silicone which was the material used to develop transistors. In time, other elements as Gallium Arsenide and others were used to create much more efficient and smaller-scale circuits that fueled the computing industry of today. All started in the late 50s, 60s and really started to take off in the 70s.

      Semiconductors alone is a prime example of how a seemingly small development can jump-start a massive expansion of an economy and DARPA has an entire library of such patents and tech that once released, can seal the start of a Bull run, to use the commodity dealers terminology, for the US economy setting a new path for the next 100 years at least!

      On a separate note, I mentioned the existence of a Strategic Trends forecast which was published by the UK Ministry of Defence and available online a section on “Epidemics” which was accurately forecasted in 2007! The following is what the Military and Academics involved came up with regarding the way any such epidemics will have on Globalisation. What is fascinating is that when you read the report, you will notice that everything that is happening was correctly pointed out to the politicians and their cronies but none of them bothered to study and realize they are not walking on a safe path at all. In fact, the Military is the last resort for whenever politicians mess things up but their arrogance and the dogma that the political classes have prevents them from listening to logic and common sense! 
      “Disease. Infectious diseases, in general, will continue to have a significant economic and social impact across many regions of the world. Beyond SubSaharan Africa, emerging economies such as India, China and Russia are likely to be challenged significantly by HIV/AIDS, with estimated 10-20m sufferers in China by 2010.26 These and other regions will be affected by antibiotic-resistant strains of other major diseases, like tuberculosis and hepatitis, whose incidence will be multiplied by global interconnectivity and travel. A major pandemic may be the instrument that causes a reverse in the process of globalization as national responses to contain infection will involve significant restrictions on personal mobility and interaction over a lengthy period. Some states may even be destabilized by the effort and resources required to address the situation.”

      The document makes an interesting read and the original version available online and in 77 pages which you can download and study!  You can search for this to find the PDF version:

      “The DCDC Global Strategic Trends Program 2007-2036”

      1. “Dead Zone – Plague, TV Series around 2003”

        I watched this clip from an early 2000s’ TV series (I believe!) where you will see in this short extract almost all the buzz words we are hearing today in relation to this virus COVID19! Terms such as Lockdown, isolation of people at home, as well as none other than the name of the drug that has been used to treat Malaria related virus Chloroquine!

        It seems the writer of the TV show used the CDC manual for this virus and many believe it to be a kind of predictive programming to prepare the masses which is believable! For anyone who believes in Socialist healthcare, this clip is a reminder that once there is a general health system, you can be sure there are many other programs in behavioural change, social engineering all the way to population reduction and gender orientation and manipulation! I also noticed the shape of the virus under an electronic microscope is exactly was known in the movie back in 2003!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY6-HvE5YdU&feature=emb_title

      2. Hi Carpe Diem, thanks and I’m very much aligned with your thinking on this.
        Indeed there have been claims that the transistor was “invented” in suspicious circumstances back in late 1947 and in fact may have been reverse engineered from UFO technology. This was then the advent of the semiconductor revolution that transformed the world incredibly rapidly during the 50s. As we know there had been a surge in UFO activity coinciding with the first atomic bomb detonations in the mid-40s.
        So looking at the latest Pentagon/US Navy disclosures, these questions naturally come to mind and there are other clues to consider as well. The name of Dr Salvatore Cezar Pais came up prominently in my research on this. He is an engineer who has filed a number of exotic tech patents in recent years and he works for, you guessed it, the US Navy! Here’s a couple of articles on him:
        https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28729/docs-show-navy-got-ufo-patent-granted-by-warning-of-similar-chinese-tech-advances
        https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31798/the-secretive-inventor-of-the-navys-bizarre-ufo-patents-finally-talks
        And this site has a list of his patents and links to them (some other fascinating ones from other inventors too):
        https://hyperspace.engineer/

        I did find that document at the UK MoD website, yes very interesting and here was one particular quote I’d like to highlight:
        “New Energy Technology – New sources of power generation are likely to become commercially available and viable during the period. However, advances may be evolutionary rather than revolutionary during the first half of the period…”
        Hmm, it is only about 18 months until the end of the first half of the period. See you on the flip side 😉

        By the way, I watched another DJ video which nicely connects with some of our previous POM discussions. In which he relates how the work of Gurdjieff now seems to take on increased importance in our current coronavirus predicament. I cannot link to it right now but the video is easily found on the Dark Journalist youtube channel, he recorded it about 3 weeks ago. The lecture on Gurdjieff starts from about 1 hour 20 minutes in.

        1. “Russia’s Rosatom shipped its first floating nuclear-power reactor on Friday, setting the unit off on a barge journey among Arctic ice caps, raising concerns in the wake of a recent military accident that caused a brief spike in radiation.

          The vessel Akademik Lomonosov, named after an 18th century Russian scientist and poet, departed from Russia’s northwest port of Murmansk, according to the state-owned company. Three tugs are towing the unit on its 4,700-kilometer (2,900-mile) trip east to Chukotka, where it will dock at Pevek and generate power for the remote region that’s closer to Alaska than Europe.”

          https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-23/russia-ships-floating-atomic-reactor-in-wake-of-latest-accident

          The US did a study on whether solar and wind power could replace current power generation plants by the end of 2020 with existing solar and wind technology. There finding was that yes it could be done.

          1. Maybe the future of mining BTC will require a private floating nuclear power plant 😉

        2. Thank you Redjon,

          I found the links regarding the exotic tech fascinating and I do believe there are hidden tech, cure and systems that are hidden from us but hopefully we will get to see them released at some point!   a couple of days ago I watched this rather interesting Greg Hunter interview with Jim Sinclair regarding the Virus and how it relates to the end cycle of the global economy and how it’s seemingly timely appearance coincide with preventing a much bigger problem than the virus itself.  Mr Sinclair explains that the fact that the Fed had to print electronic money and to give to the bank under the Repo pretext at Billions of Dollars of every night was a time-bomb that the Virus somehow stopped the haemorrhage in a timely manner. He also believes that what Trump is here to do is a Bankruptcy resolution and there is nobody better than him to do it since the standard textbook economics and all the Phd’s and World economics has no clue since this needs an out-of-the-box kind of skills which Trump possesses having overseen and succeded many similar ones for himself. This perspective got my attention and confirmed that the more I research, the less I know!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDZQoQ61RrY&t=1s

          This morning, I started listening to Mr Sinclair’s interview again in the background today and I found something else that was not related to Jim Sinclair economics content of his interview but a photo behind him on his top left-hand side Which is the unmistakable photo of a dark-skinned man with a round Afro hair wearing a reddish shirt! I then realized that the man in the photo is of the late Sai Baba, an Indian guru who had a massive western following some of which were celebrities and people in the art, Finance and business! I recall the owner of Hard Rock Cafe’ was a follower of the South Indian guru. I must admit I was not expecting to ever find any association between Sai Baba and Jim Sinclair, a person I have been following a few years now. Many years ago, I travelled to India and in a kind of accidental way, stayed in the small city where Sai Baba resided and had a great time and I actually sat not far away near Sai Baba in the daily morning and evening appearances and music and prayers by his followers. I did not quite understand Sai Baba’s message other than peace, tolerance and help the poor etc. but still knowing Mr Sinclair to have been a follower was a rather pleasant shock!

          Thank you for recommending the DK interview regarding Gurdjieff and his thoughts and how it relates to our time in relation to the virus. I really believe, this period is the most insane and fully loaded period when literally everything comes into question in every facet of life conceivable! This is an extraordinary time when we are confronted with a reality that we never considered before and the virus, the economy may just be the red herrings to distract us from the real action that is actually happening inside of anyone who is a sovereign human being and can question things independently from the external world. I can only say that I am overwhelmed by the sheer size of the daily tsunami of information I come across every day but I really feel alive and can focus on movements instead of events! I also sincerely believe, ALL of us are here for a reason at this time and know the ancient ancestors are assisting us in reclaiming our sovereignty, for the future generations o humanity that will come to this earth!

          Thank you again, and I wish you and everyone at POM a great day!
          God Bless you ALL!

  47. What kind of person am I, inflationary or deflationary? Inflation reduces value over time, while deflation increases value over time.

    Continuous learning and continual application of this learned knowledge allows the observation of these experiences. Making adjustments through these observations to find the truest combination of this experiential knowledge produces what I call wisdom.

    Therefore an inflationary person’s wisdom decreases over time while a deflationary person’s wisdom increases over time.

    As people age over time we seem to be deflationary by nature. However, we sometimes struggle to live up to this true nature for a myriad of reasons or excuses. Giving in to this struggle corrupts the process of becoming what we truly can be. Giving in can also be looked at as leaving the path or falling off the north road. We should not despair when we find ourselves fallen from the path because we always know the way back. We just need to find the will to take one step at a time.

    1. “God is Mind beyond our current comprehension”
      Freeman Dyson

      Hi Dane,

      Thank you for posting this clip which I enjoyed immensely and strangely enough I was talking about the same kind of concepts with friends a few days ago! I started to this good friend that there is no such thing as Colour, Shape, Taste, Smell and all of those are Human manifestations and a kind of consensus of a reality that otherwise does not exist! However, I found the statement by the Anglo-American physicist Freeman Dyson extremely profound! In other words and if I understand it correctly, everything is consciousness and/or its a manifestation and that manifestation is that which we call God! That may also imply that our consciousness is either a fragment of God and it’s Consciousness, or possibly a smaller version! In fact, I have been wondering about this very way of looking at consciousness as it also reflected by the ancient Zoroastrians and their later schools of Gnosticism and enlightenment that we are all Consciousness and for the rest, we are manifested structures! The ancient Zoroastrians also believed that the sun and the stars are all conscious beings and as such alive and living! The same is true for the ancient Egyptians, hence the Sun Worshipping God as Horus!

      As the contrast to seeing a higher and unseen form of Consciousness, we have the Athiest followers (Almost exclusively Marxist!) of the cult of Science who came up with this theory as to how consciousness came to existence, as a mere accident and by non-other than a Virus! Considering this article was published in 2018, I am inclined to believe that a hidden hand had been preparing the followers of the godless religion of science to think kindly of a Virus was about to be unleashed, a kind of Predictive Programming! Nevertheless, COVID19 radically changed this planet and caused a major RESET on all aspects of life and potentially made a lot of the Universities under investigation for all kind of manipulations, in finance, the omission of truth and blocking cures and technologies etc.

      “An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness”
      https://www.livescience.com/61627-ancient-virus-brain.html

      1. I’m glad you enjoyed it CD. It is interesting to research how much of the human DNA strand is made up of virus. We…humans, were developed to survive in this environment we call Earth…viruses and all. Through our evolution we have adapted to a good many viruses and yet we still survive and have survived regardless of having or not having vaccines.

        We may be a conscious entity having a human experience. Perhaps this experience in matter is to better understand ourselves. Fun to contemplate isn’t it?

    2. Thanks Dane, good stuff.
      The video mentions a number giants in the field of theoretical physics, the first of whom, Roger Penrose, I had the privilege of attending a lecture by, back in my university days.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Penrose
      I don’t remember much, the content mostly went right over my teenage head, but I believe the topic was “Is there an important gap in our physical understanding?”
      A rhetorical question if ever there was one! Physics at the time was very far from an understanding of consciousness, and not a great deal closer even now.

    1. Thanks CD, I just got chance to watch this, yes Estulin’s thesis seems broadly aligned with POM and I sometimes wonder if he has been reading this site! I liked the title of the video “at the cross roads of history”, very apt indeed.
      Interesting that he asserted that the Soleimani assassination was “plan A” intended to trigger WW3. I certainly thought at the time that it was a game-changer but then was dumbfounded that nothing significant came of it. Covid-19 being plan B, well that definitely is a game-changer!

      1. Hi Redjon,

        Glad you liked Estulin’s interview. I think he is possibly one of the best people in geopolitical analysis and what’s best about his approach is that he looks like the hidden aspects of the picture with connections to cults and secret societies such as Bilderbergers, Jesuits, Sufi’s, Fabian Socialists etc. I also think that the KGB and later FSB in the post-Soviet era must have had a lot of topnotch training programs to have cultivated such people as Estulin but he is definitely not the only one. If you recall we talked about a KGB Colonel Yuri Bezmenov who had defected to the West form his post in India in the 60s and 70s’. Bezmenov was actually delivering the blueprint of all and every Intelligence method in subversion and manipulation but they were also trained and selected as such with an advanced level of comprehension of information and methods of putting them together just a picture puzzle. In the case of Mr Estulin, he draws his words from a wealth of information regarding what we may call the movers and shakers of this world that we never will be known about them and even if mentioned by name would not know how influential they may be!

        I am somewhat sceptical Estulin’s assertion about Soleimani and his supposedly immense powers that in my humble opinion had been somewhat exaggerated for reasons that are not apparent but its along the same way that the North Korean leader and his father were presented to people in the west as some kind of 007 Villain and super clever! I may have mentioned it before but Soleimani was a recent convert to Islam from his ancestral Persian Jewish original religion! You will see the same theme among the top echelons of the Islamic Republic and the ex-President Ahmadinejad was also a recent convert from Judaism to Islam. This may not be important on the surface but these two are not the only top men at the ruling elite of an “Islamist” Regime (Not Islamic but Islamist!) so a question may arise as to whether the Mullahs regime is actually an Islamist or a Globalist regime with Marxism at the core of it’s being! The regime was installed during the Jimmy Carter Admin who was himself a leftist/Globalist and was a member of Trilateral commission that is an elite globalist entity which also had the arch mass murderer Zbigniew Berzinsky who was himself a Polish nobility that hated Russia absolutely and ideologically but conveniently and voluntarily became aligned with the British geopolitical theoretician Halford McKinder and a fan of his “Heartland theory”! In 1979 it was Berzinsky who masterminded the operation to Islamism, not only Iran but also the entire Islamic nations under the belly of the Soviet Union (Eurasian landmass!). I have heard that many of the people we have heard since 2017 and later the Muller investigation around Russia, Russia, Russia shenanigans had connections politically to Iran either themselves or through parents and family connections! I can not verify this but Obama’s mother was allegedly in Iran working as a clandestine agent for the CIA helping Anti-Shah operatives under the cover of Diplomatic or educational cover! 

        Iran, therefore, was the lynchpin for the cause of Globalism much more so important than North Korea was for the Technocratic American Deep State in that it occupies a major cultural, political and historical as well as Geopolitical location and a crossroad. Iran’s role in bringing Pan-Islamism through the Western Intel and corporate banking and industrial entities to assist Globalism should not be underestimated. The other powerful entity is the CCP that controls NK and is behind the Islamist regime of Mullahs. It is therefore not imaginable to see the demise of the CCP without the collapse of the Islamist regime of Mullahs in Iran! I would also add that the fracture of Globalism started with BREXIT because Britain is the home and the nerve ending of Globalism. In the way, the Globalist world elite whose cult is the Fabian Socialism had started their world domination from Britain. The British establishment has abused not only the whole world but also England as a sovereign nation-state! One way to see how England is being invaded and occupied by swaths of “Migrants” and sent off to cities where it is predominantly of English ethnicity so that in time there will be no nation as England left. Another point to remember is that Ireland, Wales and Scotland do have their own Parliament but England does not have it’s own which means that it is the English who are being subjugated by Fabian Socialist Globalists who have no regard for ANY ethnicity and they would like to eradicate any concept of ethnicity, that is a mandate of the Fabians, nothing new there!

        Returning to my point about Soleiman and what Estulin suggested and how his assassination may have triggered a WWIII, my question would be bu who? That is who would start a war with the US military that Estulin is referring to?  Some observers suggest that the Islamic Republic has a powerful Army but it is not matched to the US in any shape or form. Perhaps it can be regarded as a regional power comparing it to neighbouring nations but still, wars cost money and Iranian regime at this stage can not afford a war that it knows will end terribly! I, therefore, believe that Soleimani was pushed via propaganda propped and pumped up for a spectacular failure of power once he is removed from the picture! I recall many Western pundits claiming all sorts of military skills for Soleimani and naming him a master tactician etc. in a war in Syria but the truth of the matter is that Soleiman never attended any military college in Iran and he was not trained by the national military and all his skills are as valid as the NK leader is supposed to be. The NWO has a habit of installing people on projects and then by hyping their prowess and skills making people believe them to be superheroes etc. The same technique used with people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and almost every other so-called captains of industry who were selected and groomed by their handlers before handing them a ready-made job and title! The truth of the matter is that Soleiman was the equivalent of the above tech geniuses and his job was to look tough and be a hero for the cause of Globalism within the Islamist chapter! As such he was propped to burst with a small needle and as we saw, nothing happened after his death.

        I would like to also add that it seems as though Globalism had fizzled out after several severe shocks it had received since 2017 but the people behind this monstrosity are in denial and they think they can take control of the driving seat once again. However, the Chinese Virus manufactured or not had already finished off that concept/plan/project altogether and there is no way of resuscitating it. I think the NWO cult members are desperately trying to make sure that Trump will not win in November and their desperations apparent in trying to cheat via postal ballots with at least two top Democrats (Jerry Nadler and Wasserman Shultz) had warned against in the past. Add to this a mentally sick candidate as Biden as their candidate is a sure way to losing the election! In the UK we have the same problem of Fabian establishment politicians are spread out in Both the Labour and the Conservative party making them pro-EU and they are desperately trying to ensure the Brexit date of 30 Dec 2020 is extended all so that they can eventually make the UK exit impossible in time. So yes the title of Estulin’s talk was extremely appropriate as “at the crossroads of history”! One thing is certain that from now till the election day, we should have a very very Hot summer and lots to witness some of it may be very unsavoury but I am hopeful that sanity will return. We shall see! 

  48. Knowing what China is doing to the Hong Kong people is rather horrible but I can’t negate the fact that the financial sector of Hong Kong has to fall in the bigger picture of what we have been discussing and researching.

    We know that the worlds trade imbalance is not sustainable. the worlds dependency for inexpensive goods and that expectation for such goods is creating a demand that is focusing our greed in a finite portion of the world which is destroying the ecosystem of that part of the world. Bringing a balance back to this imbalance is healthy for the world. Spreading or fragmenting trade out amongst the rest of the world is even better but that seems a longer term goal.

    The world is ever growing. This growth requires systems that can scale with that growth. Our current financial system has outlasted the scalability to fulfil the growing needs of the new world. Digital assets and blockchain technology is this new system which can scale to the degree that the new growing world needs. I see XRP as the bridge from the old world to the new world with its inherent exchange mechanism, speed and low cost of exchange. Some say it lacks the scalability currently. I believe that scalability will grow as the change of faith from the old to the new evolves and grows or transforms as it exchanges from the old to the new.

    Unfortunately people will resist change even if it means our own demise. The engrained faith and comfort in what we have known….or the fear of the unknown keeps us entrenched and resistant to change.

  49. If I could compose, my song of the day it would be a combination of “takin’ it to the Streets,” and “Rocketman.”

    The blessing of “interesting times” has been bestowed upon our present world with the greatest of abundance, almost a overabundance. What at a glance appears a stark contrast of the SpaceX launch and the launch of the Uprising (neither a protest nor a riot, a uprising is what it is. Or it just won’t work in this posting and if I have to shoehorn it in as a Uprising, so be it. After all this my posting, damn it.)fails as contrast, and becomes compliment with a wider eye.

    “Let’s light this candle.” I feel myself getting a little hokey. “As above so below.” See what I mean about hokey? Can I find anymore colloquialisms to toss into this ‘word salad,’ there I go again, can’t help it. They feel like mini-memes.

    Energy flux density, the fire under the SpaceX rocket, the fires on the ground in our cities, is the same fire, both used to raise something up. I realize that there is much more to say on the topic and as always will rely on the better minds and souls on the POM to continue.

    I will leave it here for the time being, with a last thought. I wonder what it would look like if the 40-mil unemployed joined their oppressed brothers and sisters in this uprising? After all the fear factor ceiling has been shattered, the gov is helpless.
    Just me, loading questions.
    PTM

    1. I hear you Peter. What was interesting within the space fragment was to see two astronauts in short sleeve polo shirts sitting beside the Nasa folks in specialized jumpsuits. The scene kind of made space look…well rather everyday instead of such a far fetched untouchable place of mystique.

      Interesting times for sure.

      “…if the 40-mil unemployed joined…” Depending on the fragment of unemployed. I would think the ones getting a check still are rather comfortably numb. The Antifa ones….well I would imagine they are a tribe who is perpetually unemployed based from their socialistic belief that they are entitled to money from folks who actually earned it.

  50. Floyd incident is an example of division within division within division.

    The cops mistreated Floyd based from previously ingrained division. The Floyd nonviolent Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is a division emphasizing the mistreatment of black Americans. Now within that movement there is yet another division manifesting where the BLM (black Americans) are calling out non-blacks (Antifa) who are rioting, vandalizing and looting under the premise of the BLM movement. Interesting how a year ago just Antifa folks were wearing masks….now we all are wearing masks.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1266974618218377216

  51. Hey Dane, good to hear from you friend.

    I think I may of jumped the gun in stating that the state and city gov was proving itself helpless, hapless, at this point is perhaps the better word. The power of the feds, I ain’t so sure I want to describe them as helpless. Hapless? Ehh!

    It appears the worst of this uprising is beginning to wind down. Antifa is, if not on the run, are at least put on notice to the fact that they have been well noticed. We will have to see what happens with that.

    I’ll also be interested to see if the vaulted so called “surveillance state” will live up to its reputation. I’ll admit the fact that the covid factor put everybody in a mask does make I.D. more difficult. Who saw that coming.

    It got pretty rough out there, some shop owners not only got hurt in the pocket, but many also suffered some horrific beatdowns on tape, but done by mostly masked thugs.

    I feel like the idea of justice is being tested on both ends of the scale. (no pun intended) It seems we’re looking at cases at the upper echelon of the FBI and DOJ, to the lower level of the man on the street. It is my opinion that patrol police are a part of the man on the street group. Once again the parallels between the fires of the SpaceX and the fires on the streets, coupled with this justice struggle seems to be the flame of liberty burning bright. I hope. You know.

    Anyway I had a vision of some % of the 40 mil unemployed getting hungry and joining the uprising. To Soon? The summer of discontent doesn’t really kick off until June, 20, so there is still time. Maybe if peaceful protest is a learned behavior the chance for a yellow vest type of event stateside is a possibility. Perhaps a big one, million man march style could be be a catalyst to open the door for some. progressive programs. BUI, health care, housing, education, you know all those pinko commie peace queer kinda things that are on the horizon.

    However I concede your probably correct, the checks will put most in check(no pun intended) and keep them peacefully languishing like a XRP waiting for “wen mewn.” LOL

    It is just very hard to see much good coming out of this. It did seem to cure the flu, get outside in the sun, exercise some, do a little shopping, loosen up the old wing with rocks or water bottles(water balloons with a boner) be funny if tear gas turns out to be a cure. All right I’m getting silly now, so later Gator!

    Stay well Dane
    PTM

    1. Thanks Peter. I saw this last night. Gave a bit of depth to this whole “Antifa”….veil so to speak. Reveals some of the organizations behind…or promoting “Antifa”. To me it sounds like a modern day fascist movement.

      “Is CCP Involved in the George Floyd Riots? Terror Designation May Go Beyond ANTIFA”

      https://youtu.be/AvxrtMb3mYM

      1. Hi Dane, Hi Pieter,

        “Declaration for a new federal state of China”

        I only heard about this a couple of days ago and this seems to be part of the plan to dethrone the CCP which our JC had predicted and wrote a fantastic article on! It is a great article and with a new insight given so much that had happened recently, it is valuable one to review. The collapse of the CCP is necessary to realign the new reality of a brand new financial system as well as the new geopolitical systems and governance which will be without the nasty elements that were utilized and employed by Globalists/Fabian Soiclailsts for the past 100 years.

        https://s3.amazonaws.com/gnews-media-offload/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/03195945/%E3%80%90%E8%8B%B1%E6%96%87%E3%80%91Declaration-of-the-New-Federal-State-of-China.pdf

        https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/what-is-the-new-federal-state-of-china

        1. Is this for real? Or more of a publicity stunt?
          Who are the Himalaya Supervisory Org? Are they actually in the Himalayas? I’m envisioning shaven-headed Kyle Bass holed up in a remote buddhist monastery with the Dalai Lama. Bannon flying in by stealth chopper for board meetings 😉
          The manifesto document seems kind of basic/amateurish. Well it will be interesting to see if it gains any traction. Keep in mind that both sides produce propaganda. BTW how funny was the recent CPC effort:
          https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/05/03/china-lego-style-propaganda-video-mocks-u-s-coronavirus-response/
          I mean the fact that even their official state propaganda blatantly infringes upon a western company’s IP!!!

          1. Hello Redjon,
            I thought exactly what you mentioned about this new China being fake or not! In truth, All and every new idea is a childish idea, to begin with because it is challenging what there is and no matter how small, childish or unreal, it will catch on like a Fire in the Minds of men!

            In this period there are so many new ideas and movements being talked about that it is hard to imagine if they’re real or imaginary! Yet, you may have been following or hearing about the new King of England King John III. Regardless if it is a real king or not, anything that comes at a particular moment in history should not be disregarded. Personally, I don’t believe this man is the real deal but for sure, he has captured the imagination of many people worldwide.

            Inside the United Kingdom, there are lots going on under the surface, one of which is a new English movement that is aiming to make England independent and bring in the Bill of Rights of 1689 as the real constitution of England. It is also working to disband the British establishment since they are considering them as a foreign force that has abused England for the benefit of a British empire! Their argument is that England has no parliament/Congress of its own but Wales, Scotland and N Ireland have their own assembly and the Parliament at Westminster is a British Parliament and not an English parliament! This is a newly established English party (the English Democrats https://www.englishdemocrats.party/). Everything that I summarized here regarding the claims of this political party is outlandish even childish. That’s because it is a challenge to our understanding of the reality since we are used to knowing there is a British Empire and it maintains a vast landmass oversees and has historically been a major player but when you think it was all because of England and not Wales, Ireland and Scotland, a new reality emerge at front of you. Next, one would start asking questions and trying to consolidate the challenge against the old reality. The old saying here becomes meaningful: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win” (Apparently by Gandhi).! This seems to be the formula of every new movement in history. Personally, having lived in the UK for several decades as a foreigner, I can tell you that the entire country os being invaded by people that are not going to assimilate but rather they are brought over to destroy the native culture and install something totally different and I am talking about a new order that is based on Socialism whereby all the people there will be subjected to it that is neither of the native culture nor the imported variety but a solid Police State Centrally managed system much like the CCP! 

            I regularly watch the daily videos by this English activist of the English Democrats and despite his London working-class Cockney accent, I have found him to be an incredibly bright and highly informed individual and I have personally learnt so much from his vast knowledge about the English history and political state. He had a 4 part talk on the Fabian Socialists and how they have been playing the destructive cards against the world. A couple of weeks ago Nigel Farage had a short video in the English channel filming the “migrants” on a small boat supported by the French Navy and French Airforce coordinating these invaders and handing them over to British authority when they will get housing, money and eventually become British citizens. This is insanity and destruction of a country by demographic importation that is not organic but by a deliberate and calculated act of importing such people, all of which are young men and not a single woman amongst them! Is the British establishment or Parliament concerned or looking into any of this? I doubt it very much but since it is not talked about by the corrupt MSM, nobody complains!

            So yes, all new ideas are funny, to begin with until it gathers a following, much like a small seed that turns into a huge tree!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DqZYyIaz5c&t=1s

          2. Thanks CD, I just watched the vid and yes he seems like an intelligent geezer!
            I got the impression from some of your previous posts that you had spent some time living in the UK, and that you may now be over on the other side of the pond. If you hadn’t guessed I am a UK expat myself, I left 12 years ago. From time to time people ask me whether I plan to move back there. I am less than enthusiastic to be honest, partly for the reasons you mentioned. Although there are some encouraging signs (Brexit happening, Boris in power) I still have major doubts about the future direction of the country and now Mr Starmer is lurking, waiting in the wings.
            As I watched the video what came to mind was, and no doubt you’ll recall this, the phrase “It’s political correctness gone mad!” was commonly heard in the UK starting from roughly 20-25 years ago I think. Well, how about now?! Hasn’t it just!!!
            Crazy times my friend

          3. Hello Redjon,
            Glad to know you are from the UK and yes, I lived there almost 40 years on and off! I am extremely fond of England and Scotland and I feel at home (some parts not LOL!) and appreciate the English humour and culture and am a big fan of the Monty Pythons which is hard not to be!

            It must be hard for being away from the UK for 12 years and deciding to go back but at the same time, with experience and insight into another culture(s) you have been acquainted with, you will see the culture of your home country either with humour or critically which comes handy in being an observer than an engaged (and sometimes enraged!) actor in interaction with people. I sincerely believe having the experience in living/working in two or more cultures and getting to know the ways and thinkings of each will add to one’s growth spiritually and philosophically. The old Monks, whether Sufis, Faqirs, Buddhists were encouraged to travel as a means of getting rid themselves of the influence of the ego and learning to be humble and grateful for each breath!
            Regarding the clip of the Londoner Mr Graham Moore, I find his total and absolute sincerity and passion extremely refreshing as I was used to the expression “British stiff upper lip” which to me is the symptom of extreme oppression and anger which had actually turned a nation to get a sad symbol of being repressed and emotionless. I find the total opposite with Mr Moore so much that I feel he is more of a southern European passionate English and he speaks his mind! I respect and salute that for people with a soul that is alive. I worry about the university-educated Brits who are arrogant, entitled and have been taught to act as the elite in a social setting instead of being a member of each and express their opinions in confronting tyranny!

            Let me tell you what I miss about England and not necessarily in this order:
            Marks & Spencer Prawn Sandwiches/BLT would be just as good
            Digestive tea with English Tea/with Stilton Blue cheese
            Authentic Fish & Chips/Saveloy Scotch Eggs
            My wish list is a lot more and despite my wild taste, I never tried London Pickled ell, but I make it a plan for my next trip when we are eventually allowed to travel by the Nazi WHO and I hope there won’t be a need for a Vax prior to embarking the aeroplane! 🙂

            Also, wanted to add that Britain will be a great place again once we have the Socialists and their EU allies out, not to mention the Marxist Mayor Sadiq Khan ejected from that job that the Marxists created in the 80s’ under “Greater London Council” with the Marxist Ken Livingston! One other fact to remember about the control of the UK by the Socialist alliance is that Sadiq Khan’s term in office actually ended on 9 May 2020 BUT he continued on due to COVID19 for ANOTHER YEAR (2021!), so that means he is a caretaker at most and has no executive powers i.e. in issuing Political Fatwa, which he does every day against Johnson and overseas towards Trump! Can you imagine what reaction such a similar situation would be if either a Conservative Leader such as Boris Johnson or Donald Trump did that?!

          4. Hi CD, apologies for the belated reply but yes I agree with all that you said! Especially the Python and the Stilton! Both are seldom seen around these parts!
            I have not yet made any decision but I do feel like I am approaching a crossroads myself and a relocation could be “on the cards” in the not too distant future. However, things are in such a state of upheaval presently that I feel it could be advisable to see a bit more of how events play out and then take a look at the lay of the lands.

  52. My Carpe Diem, I remember watching some utube vids of Mr. Guo sometime back. The CCP fucked him hard and would of killed him given the chance. What? Hell hath no fury like a chinaman scorned. What Mr. Guo, Steve B. and many others I’m sure, propose has a righteous justice at it’s core, as Mr. Guo prays so do I. Will it happen? Will it come down the way they prescribe? I pray.

    I think of China, I don’t see a country, a nation or a budding empire, I see a 5000 year old civilisation. I respectfully suggest a view you have so patiently and with great passion have attempted to provide me with a wider, deeper understanding of your beloved Persia/ Iran.

    Civilisations with eon at their core enjoin a practically brand new American Man (a son of a father born in Norway and a son of a mother whose parents reached adulthood in Poland) what this concept of a eon old civilisation means.

    I almost do not like this question, it feels rude, but its on me. What manner of man has these ancient civilisations produced? What manner of man has this short American experiment produced? More the same than dif.?

    To compare allow me to single out China. For numbers alone, its been reported, we don’t really know, that under Mao from the 1950’s, 1950’s mind you, millions, u pick the number 10, 20, who know souls were extinguished, Stalin’s Russia with numbers that match all who were lost in the two world wars, extinguished in camps or whatever the hell that hell was. I don’t have to wonder how the people of those areas survived. Russia did, but with almost to few. China seemed to have a surplus, and no fear of burning them.

    With what Mr Guo and Steve B. so sternly describe with China’s recently policy of one child, and their prosecution of Igers and others, coupled with their organ harvesting policy, it’s no wonder their day of reckoning looms on the near horizon.

    That’s not to excuse the millions of souls that have been given up and rent asunder due to the imperialistic ambitions of the British/American empires. Those numbers stagger the conscience and lend a degree of resposibility to those of us who through will full ignorance slept under the wing of that Dragon. I didn’t know man, I didn’t fucking know, sure I had a feeling and knew something about it wasn’t right, but I didn’t know. Swear to god I didn’t know. OK BOOMER.

    Before I move on to the second part of this screed, I want to pay special tribune to my dear friend Mr. Great Day. As I compare ancient civilisations, I have to state, I see no comparisons to any if there ever was one of a Persian/Iranian internal genocide that I see in the postmodern China Mao, Russian Stalin, last hundred years of history. I guess one could go back to the era of Cyrus the Great and side him with the later Macedonian maniac big Al. Both Empire builders Dons of their respective Kingdoms. Only one Cyrus leaves a history of a degree of beneficence. One a Poltemy philosophy the other a “hand writing on the wall.” How do I know? Among other things, the propaganda piece known as the bible, tells me so. I’m separating the wheat from the chavf.

    To the second part that I hope is only the second of three (I’ve been starved, and am now ravenished to write , missing my outlet the POM) This part is going to be about the COP’s, the Constables On Patrol.

    Those cops, the damned cops. Before we convict them let us consider wherefore they came. I’m thinking like this, somewhere after armies, militia and some such, Police were invented. Yeah, somewhere along the line there came a time not so long ago that consitutions and some such contracts did’nt allow the military to be the police. So a deal was sruck, a social contract so to speak.

    Lookie here now, we got these criminal gangs running rampant, robbing citizens as they walk down the streets, braking into our tax based merchants biz’es causing all kind of trouble, making a mess of the money. It ain’t just the money it is the current, they are damming the flow. Where talking local here, all politics start local.You, Mister brand new commisher of the city police and your formidable gang of thugs will be given a degree of free rein to rope these others in.

    If I’m that guy the city farther’s are talking to I might say yes it is a problem, I see what you mean. These upstarts, fucking immigrants and some such are getting out of control and causing me and my gang problems and profit.

    What do u propose? I have to ask because you know as well as I do that to bring this diverse bunch of thugs under thumb and rule of law, the force you prepose to give me will have to operate outside of your preceived concepts of law. Were going to have to be allowed to kick some ass, no questions asked. And if questions are asked we need something we can count on to CYA, cover our ass.

    “The Blue Shield”

    I don’t care if you’re the best of man, when it comes to enforcing law and order philosophy gets bent. No sane man would take the position or job without some of the protection the “Blue Shield” and it’s sworn oath offered. It only makes sense, cops run in packs, small units of a bigger tribe. Think Irish.

    Years so many years now, they all run together now, as I suspect they should, losing their moorings and anchors to any particular place and time. The frame expands and becomes one. Still I don’t just think, I bet I can access the general time defined by the novels so wonderfully written and produced by Joseph Wambaugh, ” The New Centurions” a first of many, with movies to follow. His work was a “woke” moment. The moment spent its time with “uprisings” and revelled what was a good old/bad boys time and place till what we encounter today as a force of policing that is now Isralei trained to subdue and escalate for profit all contact with the public.To bad , so sad.

    That day is done, over and done. The people have spoken, no longer will we tolerate the police forces that only use their power to generate income for themselves to expand their power. Hey, we like cops, we got you, we have your back, get off our necks.
    PTM

    1. Hello Dearest Pieter and Thank you for a thought-provoking question and thinking,

      If we consider a nation whether newly born as the US or an old and ancient one as China or Persia/Iran, we may follow each to find how they turn out as individuals and the potential destinies that each might have. This way, we are comparing it to something that we can equate since both a nation and a human being are living beings, that means, they breath (expand and contract), go through periods of health vs sickness and potentially experience near-death but somehow they live on through what we may call a national Karma and reincarnate again as another. It may also be the case that they divide into several new parts with their spirits distributed amongst the new beings! In the case of Iran, this can be found in the entire Eurasian region, Central Asia and almost all what we now regard as the Middle-East, for they absorbed the Iranian ways (not modern Iran as modern Iran is in a period of cultural contraction!). The commonality that was later absorbed by the new cult that came 14 centuries ago (Islam) and took control of what was once the Persianate world, customs and culture etc. and took control.  Yet, we can find elements of modern and ancient Iran in all of these countries that were once united in one collective known as the Persian empire whether Achamaneid, Greco-Persian Seleucids and later the Sassanids which was the last pre-Islamic (Arab) conquest of Persia! It is also worth remembering that the Persian dynasties were not culturally imperialistic, that is they never forced their own language or religion upon those who they ruled over. As an example, the lingua Franca of the Achaemenids was Aramaic (the Semitic language that Jesus Christ spoke!) as well as Old Persian which all the tablets have shown both languages for all citizens of the empire!

      When we look at the Alexander the Great of Macedonia into Persia, we can see how a foreign invasion as a disrupting force can change a nation but also to later make that nation somewhat stronger or immune since the amalgamation of the two people in Persia followed another powerful dynasty, the Parthians who came after the Seleucids   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthian_Empire. The Parthian empire expanded Iranian culture and tradition as well as developed military tactics and methods. It is interesting to notice the byproducts of every disruption to a nation by noticing the art, architecture and other cultural outcomes as a way of appreciating and measuring how the disruption changes a period of history.

      We also should consider that there are two contending forces at play almost as two powerful forces that pushes and the other pulls away from everything from the centre of the very idea of that nation. We can think about this as Centralization versus Decentralization of power and all the apparatus of power. I am sure you are following the debates in whether the XRP is centralized or decentralized and that is all about the fight to control pure and simple which is also in every aspect of human life. I also remember the old mainframe water-cooled IBM machines that were a centrally managed and controlled later disintegrated into personal computers and took the computing arena from centralized to Decentralized model and now, we are seeing the emergence of the Cloud computing which is perhaps a mixture or Alchemical coagulation of both central and decentralized methodology!

      In political terminology, we have Statist versus and on the other side of the spectrum, Anarchist tendencies and these two contending mindsets can perhaps be best and shortest way of understanding what is going on in history on a constant and regular basis, whether in China, Iran or right now, here in the United States of America! We are currently in the middle of a civil war with two contenders, one the Marxists or Globalists who can be placed in the Statist side and a large majority of American people along who are represented by Doland Trump as their favoured man at the seat of power in the White House who is fighting an almost a century-old attempt to place the US under a Centrally managed system which got a boost after WWII since the victors were not chosen by anyone but instead the winners were both of a Statist camp! Ever since there had been an incognito and an unseen civil war between the people who did not believe in Statist policies of the US and the free-thinking Americans who carried on the spirit of their founding fathers who wanted to be free from the British absolutist and repressive monarchy. Therefore, as we can see here, there is a constant battle between these two tendencies and it is something that will never be resolved but the created movements, as a result, will make a nation stronger and possibly immune in finding ways to expand and cultivate! I, therefore, see the current civil war as almost identical to a patient with a bad flu virus that is likely to make him stronger.

      Regarding China, I would like to say that this experiment with Marxism in China that was developed with the local culture as a new brand of collectivism sold as Maoism has had its course and it is best for China once it is removed! Communism was actually artificially planted in China by external expansionists and old Colonial powers as a means of maintaining a stronghold for their own benefit and never for the people of China. China and the Chinese people have a long history, culture and tradition and after the end and removal of the CCP, it is very likely that the Chinese culture as a who will progress and expand in the same way as any other nation does after an invasion or shall we say a temporary sickness. What is important here to consider is that the software of a nation is its culture that encompasses so much that is not visible and the longer a culture, the deeper it’s rooted and therefore making it very hard to eradicate or remove. Yet, another point to consider is the positivity of a culture that benefits the people of that nation and any potential contribution to the world, again much of it will be invisible as the case for both China and Iran. Edward T. Hall devised the concept of Culture as an iceberg and I will add the summary of what he stated since it is best appreciated graphically  https://www.spps.org/cms/lib/MN01910242/Centricity/Domain/125/iceberg_model_3.pdf. I think this following short clip of the iceberg model is a good one to view:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u37t0u-4BTI

      I also wanted to add, that the current problems in the US are symptoms of a centralisation of power and what we are witnessing these days is a gradual death of a controlling cabal who took over the US by infiltration and had been sucking its energy and vitality by investing all that was once good a cherished with ugliness, excessive greed and suffocating new ideas by concentrating power to a small group of people who were never elected to power but rather positioned themselves in positions of power to loot and control. In terms of Culture, an hour review of several movies (just as a sample!) from the 1940s’ to mid-1960s’ and comparing them to anything was made post-1990 and noticing a gradual collapse of meaning, beauty and noticing a move towards darkness! The movie Rosemary’s baby is a clear introduction of the cult of satanism that was intended to shock and crack the individual’s understanding of reality by way of introducing such dark and sinister ideas! This movie was a cultural invasion and a shock therapy as a means of fragmenting American psyche and making it suggestible to what came later as other forms of degeneracies that followed later! Will the US survive this cultural Marxism shock do you think? I would say yes because the majority of the people in the US are good and have been unable to speak and very likely this cycle will turn back to some normalcy. I may have mentioned the Mazdakite movement in ancient Iran that was the proto-Socialists according to many, but they were subdued and eradicated, all because the majority did not follow them and the same should happen in the US I would imagine.  Here is the wiki piece on the Mazdakites of Iran, the proto-Socialists of the day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazdak. A Nation is the collective of a people and the cultural dynamics are always in transition between these two tendencies of letting go of power and retrieving and maintaining it. What happened in ancient Iran is happening there too now as it is the same story in the US and in China dn for that matter everywhere…not to mention this same swing is inside of every one of us individually! 

      I hope I have been able to address some of your concerns Pieter!
      Wish you and everyone at POM family a great day!

  53. Hey Pieter I had the same thought: how accurate can facial recognition AI systems be when everybody has two thirds of their face covered up all the time?? In parts of China they were using such AI systems to insta-punish micro-crimes like jaywalking, impacting social credit scores presumably. Haven’t heard anything about that type of stuff in recent months. This makes me think the mask wearing fetish is not going to last and become the new normal after all. In fact prior to this virus op I was expecting all face coverings to be made illegal (how would that go down with the muslim community?). I remember there was a report last year of a guy being apprehended by UK police simply for having his face covered while walking past a surveillance cam.
    Trying to figure out how “they” may be thinking about this…. How to reconcile these two conflicting things? There’s a pandemic that must be feared by all, but we don’t want anybody covering their face with a surgical mask and impairing surveillance, hmm… I know, mandatory vaccinations!
    “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark!” Just a line of thought, I’m still hopeful that there will be enough resistance to ensure that the dreams of Mr Gates et al don’t come true.

  54. Systems in matter tend to corrupt through time. Long ago a few good men banned together to protect those whom couldn’t protect themselves. Then along came an opposing societal system we call the church today who released a flock of criminals, armed them and named them with the same name of those few good men. We called them Knights Templar. They thought they killed the goodness within this society when they killed Jacques de Molay but they were mistaken….the goodness escaped and has been surviving all these years.

    Perhaps the early day “coppers” where indicative of this goodness. Named such after the copper badges they wore. But alas time passed and the corruption followed. Nature is ever changing….thats the nature of life itself….the leading edge or precipice of that change is the life, all that follows is corruption of life or decay of matter. Perhaps life is creating this chaos of our decaying police system to facilitate a new form of police officer.

  55. I offer a heartfelt thanks to the POM for their thoughtful and intelligent replies to my recent ramblings. As mentioned, my timelines, at first glance seem blurred, but I’m beginning to believe and appreciate the idea that my age and it’s age is developing a different concept of time, and a deeper faith in what I have often all but bragged and teased, is my pornographic memory. Either that or I’m just losing it and building blocks out of decades, as per instance where, when, who, and what was I during say 1960/1970 or 1970/1980, so on and so forth. As a attempt, to in some way examine my life and it’s growth or lack thereof in stages, using decades as building blocks in its construction.

    Not to sell short the whole of my time and times, the last two decades, and more so, the last 10 years have been nothing short of explosive. I like to think my recent time and times have been somewhat enlightening, but I know for a fact, for sure, its been wildly entertaining. Almost, but not quite, I’m hesitant to put “wildly entertaining” at the last of the sentence, when I just got to tell you, it has been a ball and more fun than the proverbial “barrel of moon-keys.” The times and my times on this frame due to PC tech and the decentralization of what Mr. Day described as the decentralization of Big Blue to the present internet culture may be taken for granted by some or most I suspect. But to me it has not only been earth shaking but a instrument I have used to soar the skies and make a dent in my universe. Have I been entertained? You betcha, you betcha, you bet.

    Entertainment as a word has gotten something of a bad rap of late. The line from the movie Gladiator year 2000 (20 years ago, where did they go), “Are you entertained,” as he lopped off heads and piled corpses up like a final scene from a Shakespearean stage play, bad lights entertainment as nothing more than bread and circus for the mindless hordes. Modern sports, the music industry, I was going to say cinema to sound smart, I’ll settle for movies, TV/Internet with its social ports, all can be quite easily categorized as the aforementioned bread and circus.

    “But all are so much more, and I dare say less.” I’m going to have to struggle to put my truth inside those parenthesis, here goes.

    Less first, just entertainment, pure and simple, I Iike it. Sports, I’m a red blooded American male, who recognizes competition as one of the many spices of life. Allow me to live vicariously through the athletes who are gifted and dedicated to the work it takes to preform at the highest professional levels. Music I like it, let me sing and dance with the people who have the beautiful voices and are masters of their instruments. Movies, yes I like ’em, let me join the actors as they portray the struggles of their hero’s journey. TV, sitcom me, give me a little news, make it short enough that when I fall asleep in the chair after a full day of work I don’t feel like I missed anything important, I like it. The PC and its internet, open the doors with windows I can see through and feel the whole of it all, I Iike it. That’s it for the less, let it be more in the simple idea that it makes the world go away, or at least my way as a shelter from the cold. At that level, just entertainment for its own sake.

    The more. There is so much more that it is simply impossible to even begin to break it down. So rather than even try, I’ll just simply state, for all that seems to be a deck stacked against the spirit of humankind and the innate goodness somehow born into our nature the better parts of the spirit of humankind will overcome.

    I wonder if all of the darkness our world is presently being exposed to, isn’t somehow the light. I wonder if only by being able to see in the dark, the stars make sense. I’m to the core, a feeling I can trace to the marrow of my bones, a communion with the pith of my soul, with my strong right hand grasping my winged spirit as it lifts me to soar, wholly convinced that there is a better degree of goodness in humankind.

    Not to break funny here or exercise my rapier like wit, I’m honest when I suggest the degree of goodness that holds in sway the advantage over the darker aspects of our collective nature only tilts the scale by 1 or less %. Ok, ok that doesn’t seem much and I realize there is no measure or formula to calculate such a degree. No need for one as the % could be much higher or even lower as long as it weighs positive, I believe with my everything it does. Be it a drag race or a eon long Indy style lap after lap, the small or larger degree of the good, the light, wins the race.

    So it matters not how much darkness we are exposed to, or mind control, as in marketing, propaganda, and so forth through our entertainment, be it news, movies, music, and sports, the web, etc, etc to infinity. That spark, that small steel to flint that ignites the kindling born in our breast and fueled by the oxygen we pull and push in and out of our lungs, keeps the fires of that small positive degree of human goodness burning, alive and well.

    My buddy Rockin’ RedJon made what I considered a good point about the fail of what I called the vaulted surveillance state. The case I’m about to present, involves the death of a off duty or retired police officer who contacted to protect a small business. Unfortunately the officer believed that the presence of a uniformed officer with a badge and a gun would deter any would be robbers from taking down the store. They broke in and as he was attempting to assert his authority they shot him dead. Shocking for some, not so much for me. They got the drop on him. I’ve walked that trail. I don’t have the day or year, but you can look it up if you want to, our Sheriff Bob Tarr encountered a couple of criminals who had committed a armed robbery and stole a car in Las vegas and were reported to be headed this ‘a way.’ Sheriff Tarr was waiting for them just in case they showed up, maybe on a run to Mexico. I don’t think he really expected them to show up, most of those type of crimes were local to Vegas and remained in city. This one didn’t, here they came, There was and still, is a inspection station located on the intersection of Hwy 93 and Hwy 68, at the time it was set up to intersect out of state oranges, veggies and some such, was the story at the time. Today it is only used as office for Hwy Patrol and County Deputies.

    Anyway Sheriff Tarr is out here with a fruit inspector who has a badge, but is more Barney Fife than anything else, brother-in-lawed in. So these armed robber’s with a stolen car show up and shoot Sheriff Tarr down like a dog. They got the drop on him. I was in jail at the time, minor consumption, I remember the jail which was also the Sheriff’s dept was all a buzz, a panic was in the air. I heard what had happened and cried myself to sleep with fear. They caught the guys who did it and locked them down a few cells from me.

    Some years later, I can’t tell you, 10/20/30, don’t know, but you can look it up if you want to. I can tell you exactly where it happened, I used to drive by there on my way to work. A couple of criminals on the run from OKC, or Kansas City, or Amarillo take your pick, we used to get ’em through here quite often. This started to happen just off the interstate 40 on Silver Springs road. Not a damned thing there, not a gas station, not a cafe, just a spur off of I-40 leading to a few ranches north and south of the hwy. The ranch I worked at, Night Creek, laid south of the exchange. Just a few yards east of the exchange is were the crime and murders began.

    The rancher I worked for was teaching me to read sign, in order to determine what happened when we would find a dead cow. Check the scene. Was there sign that the animal was attacked by mountain lion? Was there any sign of rustling? Signs of death by breach? Teaching me to read the ground.

    So when we saw in the Mohave Miner, the local newspaper of note, about the murder of a rancher and the following murder and rape of his wife, whose property laid just east of Night Creek we took interest. LEO had already caught the rotten bastards who had committed this horrific crime, but details were scarce. The wind and cattle had already taken its toll on the yellow crime tape so we felt at liberty to do our own investigation of the crime scene. Here is what we found.

    Of course we were not there when it happened so what we had read in the paper and solid imagining were our guides. The tire tracks showed a tread pattern that spoke to a mid-sized passenger car, my history in the tire industry allowed me to determine the vehicle had two or three types of tread, all somewhere between 195/ 75 and 205/70, 14/15. If called to witness and given tread examples I could of very well of picked the brand. All the vehicles had been hauled off, tow trucks had for the most part disturbed the scene. still there was enough left for me and Mike to able to rebuild the scene. We found where our rancher neighbor had pulled up some yards behind the car with the mixed tire tracks. Towards the front of the car with the mixed tires, we found a spot of soil soaked with antifreeze, anti-freeze, it’s petroleum based you understand, so the high desert leaves the story of a overheated car to tell.

    On the ranchers truck I’m finding duallies, 3/4, one ton, makes sense, it is what we use. As I’m reading tires and from what direction they arrived, Mike is busy with footprints. MIke seems to find sign of struggle towards the front and down the drivers side of the car, all the way back to the ranchers truck. We don’t find blood, pieces of torn clothing or any some such. All we are left with are the LOE reports which say the rancher was overcome at the scene on Silver Springs and Interstate 40, then taken to his ranch were he was murdered and his wife was raped and murdered.

    From the sign left for me and Mike to read, our conclusion was,,, they got the drop on him.

    We ranched out there on the Night Creek In the shade of the penitentiary peaks for some numbers of years after. Hell I don’t know Mike left us at age 86, his wife still lives today she is like 94. What I do remember is not always but often enough, whenever we would drive by that scene of murder and rape we would remind ourselves to not ever let strangers get,, the drop on you.

    This is just a aside, I don’t know what it means, I suggest it is a look into a old world, not ancient by any means, but one older than even a old fart like me shakes his woolley head over.

    One time Mike got hit by one of his bulls, in pen with his back turned, this bull, this fuckingbull just plowed him. He managed to escape the pen but couldn’t make it to the truck to get home. The ranch is 30 miles from his other ranch, that is headquartered on old hwy 66 on the road to Oatman. So he lays there waiting to be missed. This ain’t his first time, once before while working on a cat the jack slipped and pinned him underneath, his wonderful wife got to missing him and drove from the headquarters out to Night Creek looking for him. Found him pinned and used all the jacks on the ranch to get him out from under. She Dear Linda is naturally proud of saving her man. But not MIke that hard barked SOB says to me, don’t let her sell you that shit about saving my life, if she would of just left me alone, and given me a few more days I would of withered my way out from under there and saved us the gas money she spent to get out here. Back to the bull and I think this is where it gets interesting.

    The bull bangs Mike up and his fam goes out and finds him laying there waiting for them to show. They got pics the man is more black than blue from the top of the crack of his ass to his neck. I never have seen a bruise like that before or since. It was a while, a good god damned while before MIke called me for a ride to put some work in on the ranch. I go to pick him up and can see he is still hurting. I’d been working with the man for some years now on his projects and mine, always he is 501’s, a hand stitched high topped boots with a extreme riding heel, or on a day we have no plans to gather or brand and cut he is wearing a pair Red wings, with the toes cut out so his short fat blanket assed feet could breath, a wangler western shirt and a sweat stained and shit smelling 10x setston crowning his dome.

    But not this day, this day I find him in a pair of sweats, with tennies on his feet, same stinking setston and a tobacco burnt shirt. Ok let’s go, we both know it ain’t a dude ranch, this ain’t is no Wickenburg, any romance is in your dreams, Night Creek is working ranch. Away we go.

    As luck or fate some damn thing would have it we are almost there when we run into a couple of white shoe ranchers, These guys have been in the ranching biz for about 5mins. Their Daddys had bought up some land for taxes over the years. Just to be polite we stop and talk some of that cowboy crap with ’em. That fucking Tommie can’t hold his tongue and before anything is really said about cows much less water and pigs, all touche subjects, he blurts out “Mike what are you doing out here in your pajamas. MIkes freaks, he is a man that prides himself on being able to move a one ton raging bull, moving a man for him is child’s play on its best day, Tommie T. takes off running puts good distance between him and MIke as widom or chickenshit does. After a while things settle enough for us to go our separate ways. It’s what happened through the rest of the day that writes this down.

    I knew that Tomme’s folks owned a ranch, I don’t know the size or whether it’s a working ranch that makes money or not. Mike said they are white shoe ranchers, whatever the hell that means. The rest of the day would find it out. According to Mike and this is what he said, Tommie ain’t no rancher, his father was a green growser, showed up here with a apple cart, somehow turned it into a Safeway opened up the one downtown and another hilltop. Got himself enough money to pick up a property for back taxes. So basically Pete, he had to buy his ranch, he is not a rancher. Then laugh, and laugh.

    I didn’t get it. Do You? I was thinking to myself it sounds like a success story. A man show up with apple cart, a green growser, and turns it into a couple of safeways and then buys a ranch, but he ain’t no rancher. It took me forever and I’m not sure I got it yet. Mike was Mexican with a little blanket ass in him, a fact he only reveled to his dearest friends.His ranches he had three when I was running with him, but his history shows he had a hand in many more, some so far out roads didn’t touch them. Some as part of indian reservations, blanket ass remember. In the end when he told me he took 28 horse’s and just turned them lose on the Hualapai res, at the base of the music’s and I asked him, “want to go gather ’em?” He said no way must be at least a couple of hundred of them by now.

    Ranches by land grant and by bloodline in Mikes mind were the only real ranches, anything bought by tax arrears or even by loan or cash were not legal ranches and not worthy of brand. Mike went to his grave with his believes, a few years later his widow sold all three holdings, I knew and worked on, Night creek,Trout creek and the head quarters on Oatman road, to the son of a used car salesman from Goldroad who ended up owning the GM dealership in Kingman. Still they ain’t no ranchers, no ranchers at all.
    PTM

  56. Rockin’ RedJon I missed a important part of my rant. A point I was trying to make because of your reply to my carrying on about AI and our surveilence state. When it is all over said and done, the cameras in the store picking up what they did plus the neighborhood picking up who it was by their clothing and own big mouths got one caught and the other two will soon follow. It is not everytime it works out right, my entire rant is about the small % of good that rules. AI, facial recognition, stick it up the ass of thoses who think that is the answer to crime. Solid detective work and the small degree of goodness in human kind brings the most of injustice to bar.
    PTM

    1. Good stuff Pieter, to go a-ramblin with you there’s never a dull moment!
      Yes I agree surveillance cams have their place, which is to protect life and property. It’s wall to wall 24-7 AI tracking of every human being in existence, which is the dream and goal of the technocrats, that I’m not so keen on. There’s this thing called the right to privacy that is slowly but surely being eroded and indeed at this rate it won’t be long until entire generations are growing up with no actual concept of privacy at all. To me that’s a scary thought.

  57. This was a pretty interesting interview with Roger Robinson (Reagan era).

    “The U.S. Capital is the Lifeline of the Chinese Communist Party: Roger Robinson Interview”

    “The U.S. has roughly $1.9 trillion invested in Chinese stocks and another trillion in bonds. These figures are roughly the size of China’s foreign reserve and could easily pay the bill for China’s Belt and Road Initiative. However, a large portion of these Chinese companies pose national security concerns, contribute to human rights abuses and engage in fraudulent practices. What does this mean to America? How significant is its impact? What will happen if nothing is done about it? My interview with Roger Robinson, Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council during the Reagan administration who later served as chairman of the Congressional U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is the one who brought this issue to light.”

    https://youtu.be/DuFqI0NoR74

    1. Thanks Dane, that certainly was quite an eye-opener! My thought was, maybe Trump should consider hiring this guy!
      I’ll get to your next China video soon hopefully (a little behind schedule here…)

  58. I am seeing lots of calls to donate to BLM popping up here there and everywhere, including places like LinkedIn.
    Well, a hedge fund guy I follow pointed out the following (I am paraphrasing):
    Not 1 person in 100 will do the tiny bit of due diligence needed to find out that when you donate to BLM you are in fact funding the Democratic Party. A simple bit of research will show you that BLM is run/processed by actblue.com
    Directly on their homepage you will see the statements “Powering Democratic candidates, committees, parties, organizations, and c4s around the country” and “ActBlue is an invaluable tool not only to the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee), but to the whole party”
    BLM is in fact a fundraising arm for the Dems.

    Keep in mind they are receiving massive donations from virtue-signalling corporations, as well as individuals globally. I’m wondering if and when there will be an investigation into this.

  59. This is an informative video on COVID19. If you don’t have the time to see the entire video skip to the 52 minute mark. They begin discussing how the west helped the CCP politically by allowing them to enter the WTO, how Clinton coined them as the “favorite nation”, then technologically by helping them develop and fund their police state where Cisco laid the foundation for their great firewall, IBM helped develop their surveillance Golden Shield program by providing the servers, Oracle provided database services, Microsoft provided a personal operating system and JP Morgan Chase has channeled a huge amount of money to the CCP over the past 40 years. JP Morgan Chase hired children of high ranking CCP officials which helped JP Morgan Chase win billions of dollars of contracts, Morgan Stanley…. so on and so forth. Give it a listen pretty enlightening.

    The Coverup of the Century.

    https://youtu.be/MZ74NhEUY-w

  60. Here’s another great discussion with Dr Farrell. Starting with the topic of the present technocratic operation, then going into various wide-ranging areas (all fascinating) before coming full circle back to the op at the end.

    http://runesoup.libsyn.com/podcast/talking-gnosticism-harmonics-and-the-tower-of-babel-dr-joseph-p-farrell

    And here we have the Davos crowd promoting The Great Reset agenda, as mentioned (launched) by the IMF head Ms Georgieva in her speech just over a month ago. Problem-reaction-solution.

    https://www.weforum.org/great-reset

    1. Hello Redjon and thank you for the great discussion link with Dr Farrelll,

      I used to follow Gordon White and even bought a book authored by him re Magic and I even performed one of his simpler magic rites with some strange results which I won’t get into! He is a very interesting chap and extremely well-read and bright that makes him a good match to conduct a discussion with Dr Farrell. Strangely, that book disappeared somehow and I have been trying to find it with no success! I managed to listen to the whole interview and really enjoyed it so thank you again.

      Regarding the RESET thing, I get the impression that the two (at least!) warring camps have almost similar plans but for different outcomes and purposes! I just finished watching this 30 min clip by an excellent Canadian lady researcher who does amazing research in the current events as well as the historical and background to what’s happening right now. This one relates to how Technocratic society that included mostly British aristocrats and other luminaries as Darwins, Huxleys, George Bernard Shaw and even people like HG Wells started the movements that also included Eugenics that was later adopted with intensity by the National-Socialists and later the Soviets!  My personal belief is that what connected all these people with political theory and later a proper political structure and dogma was Socialism in the form of the Fabian Socialists and the Milner group! I also believe the creation of Nazism as well as the Bolsheviks revolution and later the Communist China and Mao were all offshoots and franchises of the same ideology and really a Cult that was established in the UK by the same aristocratic globalists! 

      Amazing Polly in this video discusses and shows all/most of the above were and are a part of the same group, that includes possibly Aleister Crawley and Jack Parsons with JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) is really Jack Parsons Lab. I hope you’ll enjoy the details she discusses in this clip!

      “Maxwell, Epstein and the Control of Science since WW2”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHex-kecZGk&t=1s

      1. Thanks CD I have just watched the video and yes indeed Amazing Polly has done a great job of tying together some of the threads in this tangled web of intrigue! No doubt there will be more intrigue to come as well, particularly in relation to Ms Maxwell. And potentially revelations of hidden advanced tech which would also tie in with what White calls the “technocratic takeover”.
        This was quite a headline, which certainly got my attention:
        “With Pentagon UFO unit in the spotlight, report mentions ‘off-world vehicles not made on this earth'”
        https://www.foxnews.com/science/pentagon-ufo-unit-spotlight-vehicles-earth

        Of course, such sensationalist revelations can also serve as a very potent distraction from other developments, let’s not forget.
        Glad to hear you are familiar with Mr White’s work, it seems that our libraries may have quite a bit of overlapping content, as I have all of his books! His website runesoup.com is also a wonderful and very extensive trove of fascinating material. I shall not press you for further details on that magical rite… not right now anyway 😉

  61. A young pledge once asked an old wise man to teach him the magic trick of reading minds. The wise old man explained to this pledge that in order to do this one must know the person’s heart and see the world as that person does. Then you will know what is in his mind. The pledge responded that this wasn’t magic…The wise old man said we don’t use magic when it’s not necessary.

  62. The One On The Right Is On The Left

    There once was a musical troupe
    A pickin’ singin’ folk group
    They sang the mountain ballads
    And the folk songs of our land

    They were long on musical ability
    Folks thought they would go far
    But political incompatibility led to their downfall

    Well, the one on the right was on the left
    And the one in the middle was on the right
    And the one on the left was in the middle
    And the guy in the rear was a Methodist

    This musical aggregation toured the entire nation
    Singing the traditional ballads
    And the folk songs of our land
    They performed with great virtuosity
    And soon they were the rage
    But political animosity prevailed upon the stage

    Well, the one on the right was on the left
    And the one in the middle was on the right
    And the one on the left was in the middle
    And the guy in the rear burned his driver’s license

    Well the curtain had ascended
    A hush fell on the crowd
    As thousands there were gathered to hear the folk songs of our land
    But they took their politics seriously
    And that night at the concert hall
    As the audience watched deliriously
    They had a free-for-all

    Well, the one on the right was on the bottom
    And the one in the middle was on the top
    And the one on the left got a broken arm
    And the guy on his rear, said, “Oh dear”

    Now this should be a lesson if you plan to start a folk group
    Don’t go mixin’ politics with the folk songs of our land
    Just work on harmony and diction
    Play your banjo well
    And if you have political convictions keep them to yourself

    Now, the one on the left works in a bank
    And the one in the middle drives a truck
    The one on the right’s an all-night deejay
    And the guy in the rear got drafted

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDSN1F72QU4

  63. Dane, thanks for the “Man in black” link, I did enjoy. I have been a fan since longer than I’ll admit. My earliest memories were his songs about trains. I grew up in a town founded because the train tracks ran through it.

    By hook or crook, or whatever directs my fingers on my keyboard, I picked up this set only a few months back. It got a’holt of me, and provided me a sense of courage. I thought if you did not have it, or ever saw it before, that you might appreciate having it in your collection.

    https://youtu.be/FqESx05OuCA

    Sticking with the folk song theme,
    “has anybody here seen my old friend JC?”

    PTM

    1. “sticking with the folk song theme,
      “has anybody here seen my old friend JC?””

      Oh I think hes right here friend. Hes always here. Sometimes in life we find that there isn’t anything to say. We pushed so far into the future with our discussions that a quiet pause allows the world to catch up to us. Personally I use this quiet time to look within myself and work there. Everything in the world comes from inside us my friend.

  64. So now banks can custody crypto. Hmm…?

    https://www.coindesk.com/banks-in-us-can-now-offer-crypto-custody-services-regulator-says

    I think this is good overall for the ecosystem. It shows an integration of the new system with the old. Much needs to be figured out still but it shows a process of evolution that can be mapped.

    That being said we should look at the known workings of the current fractional banking system.

    “What Is Fractional Reserve Banking? Fractional reserve banking is a system in which only a fraction of bank deposits are backed by actual cash on hand and available for withdrawal. This is done to theoretically expand the economy by freeing capital for lending.”

    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/fractionalreservebanking.asp#:~:text=What%20Is%20Fractional%20Reserve%20Banking,by%20freeing%20capital%20for%20lending.

    What is “custody”?
    “immediate charge and control (as over a ward or a suspect) exercised by a person or an authority
    also : SAFEKEEPING”

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/custody

    So let’s say holder’s custody or “deposit” their crypto into a bank held wallet or “bank account”. What is to keep the bank from issuing loans against the depositor’s blocks or coins? As such our blocks, coins, crypto could potentially have liens issued against them for the banks outstanding loans. When this happens the crypto value is no longer ours it is the lien holders first.

    “Bitcoin’s lien problem”

    “At cryptocurrency and fintech conferences, FT Alphaville often hears Bitcoin enthusiasts make the assertion that Bitcoin is superior to fiat currency because it eliminates debt from the monetary system.

    But this, of course, is a fallacy.

    Bitcoin may have the potential to create a fully-funded reserve system, but it certainly doesn’t eliminate debt from any system.

    At best, Bitcoin’s public ledger records a transfer of digital access rights in the eyes of the clearing network. It does not, however, record or see the terms and conditions of that transfer.

    Indeed, as far as the clearing network is concerned all it knows is that a transfer has occurred. Party A’s wallet has been debited while party B’s wallet has been credited.

    This is something akin to witnessing a physical coin being passed from one hand to the other. Yet what the process doesn’t do is log the conditionality of the transfer — which is still the subject of private agreement and contract law.

    For example, let’s hypothesise that Tony Soprano was to start a bitcoin loan-sharking operation. The bitcoin network would have no way of differentiating bitcoins being transferred from his account with conditions attached — such as repayment in x amount of days, with x amount of points of interest or else you and your family get yourself some concrete boots — and those being transferred as legitimate and final settlement for the procurement of baked cannoli goods.

    Now say you’ve lost all the bitcoin you owe to Tony Soprano on the gambling website Satoshi Dice. What are the chances that Tony forgets all about it and offers you a clean slate? Not high. Tony, in all likelihood, will pursue his claim with you.

    If and when Soprano’s done bruising you the distressed borrower — figuring out, perhaps, that you don’t have physical bitcoin to shakedown after all– what are the chances he follows up the debt trail and goes on to shake down Satoshi Dice? We’d argue pretty high, at least if the sum in question makes the collection effort worthwhile.

    As far as contract law is concerned, even if Satoshi Dice received the bitcoin in good faith from Soprano’s debtor, Soprano himself (despite his unorthodox shake-down tactics) retains a right to seize his property back. And if they passed it on, he can pursue the next party. And so on. Especially since the bitcoin network makes it so easy to follow the trail due to the public nature of the ledger. Eventually, if the coin ends up with a high-value investor or institutional account whose identity is known to the system a formal claim can be made by means of the judicial system.

    It’s these sorts of preceding property claims that the bitcoin system not only fails to eliminate, but arguably empowers by making the paper trail so incredibly transparent. But to what degree is the law really on Tony Soprano’s side when it comes to his claim? (And we’re not referring to his violent retrieval methods, which obviously remain illegal.)

    George K Fogg at law firm Perkins Coie has been thinking about the problem of past claims (or liens) on bitcoins for nearly 14 months now.

    His conclusion: under the United States’ UCC code (uniform commercial code) as long as bitcoins are treated as general intangibles, no high value investor can be sure that an angry Tony Soprano won’t show up one day to claim that the bitcoins they thought they received in a completely unencumbered manner are actually his. In fact, it’s only if and when Tony Soprano publicly renounces his claim to the underlying bitcoin collateral he is owed that the bitcoins stand a chance of being treated as unencumbered. Until then, a hot potato claim risk exists for every future acquirer of Soprano’s bitcoin.

    Indeed, given the high volume of fraud and default in the bitcoin network, chances are most bitcoins have competing claims over them by now. Put another way, there are probably more people with legitimate claims over bitcoins than there are bitcoins. And if they can prove the trail, they can make a legal case for reclamation.

    This contrasts considerably with government cash. In the eyes of the UCC code, cash doesn’t take its claim history with it upon transfer. To the contrary, anyone who acquires cash starts off with a clean slate as far as previous claims are concerned. It is assumed, basically, that previous claims on cash are untraceable throughout the system. Though, liens it must be stressed can still be exercised over bank accounts or people.

    According to Fogg there is currently only one way to mitigate this sort of outstanding bitcoin claim risk in the eyes of US law. Rather than treating cryptocurrency as a general intangible, Fogg argues, investors could transform bitcoins into financial assets in line with Article 8 of the UCC. By doing this bitcoins would be absolved from their cumbersome claim history.

    The catch: the only way to do that is to deposit the bitcoin in a formal (a.k.a licensed) custodial or broker-dealer agent account.

    The precedent for this sort of action, Fogg states, comes in how society came to deal with the explosion of stock certificate trading in the 20th century. As stock trading intensified, he says, it soon became obvious that couriering bearer stock-certificates from one entity to the other multiple times in a day was not an efficient process.

    In the US, the Depository Trust Company was established in 1973 to deal with the inefficiency. All stock certificates would now be centrally held in one location, reducing the need for couriers, whilst still allowing for the certificate’s ownership status to be changed according to instructions. For the system to gain the trust of the financial market, however, it was imperative for the UCC to treat such transfers as if they had been exchanged on a bearer basis (i.e. without granting seniority to those with previous claims on the certificates being transferred).

    The UCC law thus grants a “security entitlement” to the holder which guarantees his claim will be prioritised versus that of the securities intermediary or the security intermediary’s creditors. In this way, the law allows investment securities to be transferred free of adverse claims that are not known about.

    Critically, it’s a protection that is only granted to assets if and when the securities are pooled in an indirect way by licensed custodians or broker-dealers. Furthermore, the law doesn’t protect clients from the risk that the underlying collateral isn’t at the broker-dealer to begin with. But providing the assets are there, the claims of the holder in such a depository structure supersede all others.

    The irony of all this for anti-government minded Bitcoin investors is that it’s only by transferring bitcoins into the established financial system that they can be sure to be protected from outstanding Tony Soprano claims on their bitcoin.”

    https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/03/24/2122678/bitcoins-lien-problem/

  65. “War Looms In The Mediterranean And Threatens To Entangle The Great Powers”

    I came across this really fascinating article that really demonstrates a major geopolitical shift is happening which will radically change almost everything the 20th century created, which includes many newly created nations after both wars in the West Asian region and in Europe! 
    What is taking place in Libya will be possibly one of the locations that will possibly close down NATO and  EU as well as changing maps in the whole region! I believe that as a way of removing the two toxic ideologies that have been heavily used by the European colonialists in the past century namely Islamism (not to be confused with Islam as a religion!) and Marxism, and all the mixture of the two, we may witness a breakout in Turkey and a potential expansion of Armenia to its original landmass before the arrival of the Islamist Turks! The Neo-Ottoman Turkish regime is operating as the base for the Muslim Brotherhood that is supported by cash from Qatar and some involvements by the Islamist regime in Iran!  In the meantime, Egypt escaped a takeover plot planned by Marxist Globalists a few years ago and after Egyptian army intervention the Mulsim Brotherhood regime collapsed and power returned to the military!  Egyptian parliament allowed Egyptian military to cross the border with Libya which is, in fact, a no man’s land and it is likely that Egypt will secure some parts of Libya in return for access to oil/gas as rewards!  At the present time, Libya is divided into at least 5 regions and the EU only recognizes a small region by the Mediterranean coast as Libya and the rest is ruled by bandits and human traffickers!  You may recall that Qaddafi had said many times that if they remove him from power, the floodgates of African and Islamist migrants will open to Europe! That seems to be the plan of the Globalists, the Vatican, NATO all along!  In any case, I think this is a really well-researched article that gives a glimpse of what is happening in that region!

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/29/war-looms-in-the-mediterranean-and-threatens-to-entangle-the-great-powers/

  66. Dane, I had to read and re-read your post until cross eyed. So in the end when considering the recent Ledger hack and the news of banks being able to maintain custody. Uh, what’s a man to do?

    Does what applies to BitCoin as far as custody and claims against it, also apply to XRP and the host of other coins/ digital assets? Correct me if I’m wrong, to me it would seem so.

    If I press my vaulted memory button it pages a post by My Carpe Diem that railed against the Ledger Nano system, pointing out the inherent flaws he spotted in their ware. I won’t press my minds memory banks to even begin to attempt to remember what the flaws were. I can’t, it seems I can only recall things I halfway understand, fogs cloud clearity.

    But what I do recall is Dear Diem speaking to the idea of having a PC that was held offline, so to speak, to custody one’s XRP, etc.. I wonder if now isn’t a time to reopen that conversation? I can’t speak for others, but for myself I think I, and others might benefit from that.

    I’m much further down the line with my understanding( thanks POM)as far as private keys and other aspects of custody are concerned. I’m asking if the POM would consider revisiting the subject and perhaps shed some light on, “What’s a Man to do?

    Thanks in Advance
    PTM

    1. Hello Peter. I’m holding fast to custodying my own crypto. That being said it does pose quite the responsibility.

      Regardless of the coin, if you maintain custody of it then only you can take out loans against it. When we hand over custody we would give the custodian the legal right to issue loans against the coins because they would become the banks….collateral so to speak.

      Going into the abstract nature of it I see the that banks need liquidity really bad to keep the existing fractional banking scheme alive. This approval of banks to custody crypto would be a large influx of collateral to print more money…or create liquidity. Remembering that money is printed when loans are made…thus the creation of liquidity.

      As far as the ledger nano goes. I know CD had some issues with it being able to be hacked and I never said anything about it back then because I didn’t want to shoulder the responsibility of someone misunderstanding the complexity of it and falling into the hackable side of it. Since you are asking though I will try to explain as best as I can.

      From my research and experience I believe that if we follow a few precautionary steps of due diligence we can remain fairly safe or at least as safe as using a disconnected pc.

      1. Only purchase a ledger nano from the manufacturer. Definitely do NOT purchase from a third party or website like Amazon, Ebay, etc..

      2. Make sure that you check and double check the addresses/key when transfering crypto.

      Outside of that it’s my belief that the ledger nano is as secure as anything else on the market. If we get that nervous feeling when clicking “send” then we are conscious enough that we will remember to be as cautious as needed to keep safe. In my profession we have a statement that seems to apply, “measure twice, cut once”. In crypto we could say “check twice, send once”. 🙂

      To answer “Whats a man to do?” directly…..BE CAREFUL brother.

      Eventually as crypto matures and we continue to invest in it, it would be wise to hire an attorney or maybe they will have a program that can do a background check on the coins we are investing in to ensure they don’t have leans against them.

      Keep your coins clean pal 🙂

    2. One more tidbit Peter. The recent ledger hack was a hack into the companies database and although email addresses where obtained no account information was breached. Think of it like someone breaking into a bank but not being able to get into the vault.

      Therefore, if an email comes from “ledger” but has a funny sender address that doesn’t seem to align with ledger or if the email is asking for private keys and so forth I would report the email immediately to ledger and NOT respond to that email. Ledger said they would NEVER ask for private keys and so forth.

      Hope this all helps Peter.

  67. Yes Dane your reply helped me alot on a few levels. Thanks so much, you’re a fine friend in all weathers, always exhibit excellent behavior, and have never shunned a task I’ve asked you to undertake. You make a good hand, someone I would not fear to travel with.
    PTM

  68. Turning to Beirut, the scene of the next tragedy and intrigue in this “year from hell”.
    Escobar wrote a detailed analysis:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-who-profits-beirut-blast

    In which he links to an article in French by Mayssen, the translated title of which is “Israel destroys East Beirut with new weapon” and which includes the claim that “On September 27, 2018, Benjamin Netanyahu designates from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly the warehouse that will explode on August 4, 2020 as a Hezbollah arms depot”
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article210672.html

    Scrolling to the end of the article a video is found of a new weapon tested in Syria – the similarity of the blast is very clear.
    I also found the following video clip which seems like “smoking gun” evidence confirming this was no accident. Ignore the speculative comments in the middle (maybe it was aliens haha) but watch the footage at the beginning and end.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER3VlEOracQ

    1. Hi Redjon and Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the geopolitical shifts in the Eastern Med!

      I believe what is happening everywhere right now is a consequence of the breakup the borders/order that was drawn by the Anglo-French under the Picot-Sykes agreement where several new nations were drafted by the two agents/officers of UK and France at the end of WWI from the landmass that was once controlled by the Ottomans! The fact that Mr Macron hurried to get to Beirut should not be a surprise for several reasons! The first is that the Lebanese have a strong relationship with their Colonial master nation, France and Lebanon is possibly one nation that still admires and copies the French ways and culture much more so than any other ex-colonies! For example, in Algeria, Macron would not set foot with such ease but Lebanon is a different story! Considering that Syria was more important than Lebanon as a historical nation than Lebanon, you can see that Macron is not so interested in going there even though both Syria and Lebanon were protectorates of France under the “Mandate for Syria and Lebanon”!

      What is, in fact, happening right now in that region is the good old, Land Grab! As I have perhaps mentioned earlier, the idea of a nation is much more so than having a flag and a putting a bunch of people and organizing an army and p[olice and other governance functions but more so having passed a series of tests given time and the resulting bonds that puts a people together as a nation! What the Anglo-French did in creating nations such as Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and later Israel was carried out via a top-down approach and arrangements! Whether any of these nations last the test of time is an open question! Add to the mix the creation of the Turkish Republic as a secular modern nation which Mustapha Kemal Ataturk created that also contains many different people who were living in one region and under the new Secular Turkish Republic were told, they are all Turks and they MUST speak Turkish but can continue their own religions! Mr Erdoghan is now putting all that to one side and had started his attempt to make Turkey into a kind of Sunni Islamist republic whilst being a NATO member! Clearly, this has caused many in the region to be alarmed and the result of his actions is very likely the breakup of the Turkish Republic and the return to its original nations, namely the Armenians, The Kurds, Turkomans, Arabs, Assyrians etc.  Essentially, therefore, Mr Macron arrived 48 hours after the explosion to ensure Lebanon returned to France. It is worth considering that Napoleon had wanted to make Egypt as part of France and a part of Europe but the Brits saw to that it never happens even though there were large Belgian and French people lived in Egypt until the 1960s’ with own schools and churches/synagogues protected under the secular system of Imperial Egypt government!

      It is therefore very likely that the recent naval confrontations between Greeks, the Turks and the Egyptians will result in more heated exchanges and you can be certain that Greeks and Egyptians have every opportunity to link up old relations and ensure the Turks leave their control from the Eastern Med region and particularly curtail their oil drilling around Cyprus and to potentially seek the ejection fo the Turks from the Northern Cyprus where they have been occupying since 1974 with the covert support of the EEC and later the EU because Cyprus is the place were spooks, corrupt wheeling and dealing takes place, a mini Switzerland for such dubious activities!

      I also recall mentioning the fact that the French Navy and forces will become important in securing the Eastern Med in an incoming Multi-Polar world where Russia will come into the equation applying pressure on the belligerent Turks from the North whilst controlling the Southern Eurasian region in which Iran is likely to fall under the Russian security arrangements! What is certain is that Macron and France will absolutely play a role in the Eastern Med region and if you recall President Trump and President Macron in Paris on the Bastilles day ceremony a few years ago were all a sign that Macron is working closely with Trump in the new world arrangement! Unfortunately, given the chaos in the UK, I am not seeing the same kind of signals and even if the UK will remain as a union! 

      A while ago, the British foreign minister, if memory serves me right, invited 3 million residents of Hong Kong to get British nationality to many people’s surprise! However, the arrival of even a million HK business leaders will, in fact, create what German Chancellor expressed in horror as a new England, post-Brexit, as the “Singapore on the Atlantic”!  The English Democrat Mr Graham Morre even suggested that all 3 million can go to Hull region of England where there are the best telecoms facilities and trains etc. available for literally moving HK to England, thus making England great again! All sound like great ideas and all possible for England to become the 5th largest economy once it becomes independent from the Fabian British (Venetian/Pehonician!) colonists and letting Scotland and Ireland (and Wales) go their own separate ways! Strangely Trump said on a few occasions this exact sentence, once he was in London, “What happened to England, why don’t we hear about England?”  I am certain there are things happening in the background and it is likely that the current turmoil will last well into 2030 before the world adjusts to it’s new and perhaps better and more organic form! I remain hopeful 

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandate_for_Syria_and_the_Lebanon

      1. “Greece, Egypt & France align against Turkish moves in East Med.”

        Following on from what I discussed a few days ago, I came across this clip that discusses this very topic and it looks like Erdoghan is busy making himself totally unpopular and even the target by at least 4 nations, Greece, Egypt, France and last but not least, Russia! Russian Navy has a massive naval port in Tartus Syria on the Med and Putin is looking on with his typical poker face waiting for the right moment to react! Let’s not forget that in the new Multi-Polar world Russia must protect his own patch closely and ensure no land-grabs or sinister ideology as Pan-Islamist and Pan-Turkism which Muslim Brotherhood leader Erdoghan is supporting to upset balance of power and access to sea and land routes! This story will not end well for Erdoghan and for Turkey!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyxNwykhVJE&t=1s

  69. While the outside world seems to be crumbling around us I wanted to share a couple pillars of strength for us to remain focused on. Some clarity through the dust so to speak.

    This is an article from Ripple that explains the process of building liquidity in the developing digital world.

    https://ripple.com/insights/liquidity-and-global-markets-101/

    This is an advertisement from Grayscale….yes we are beginning to move mainstream ie. Wall Street folks!

    https://grayscale.co/insights/an-introduction-to-xrp/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=2020_q3_XRP_building-blocks

  70. “Greece, Egypt & France align against Turkish moves in East Med.”

    Following on from what I discussed a few days ago, I came across this clip that discusses this very topic and it looks like Erdoghan is busy making himself totally unpopular and even the target by at least 4 nations, Greece, Egypt, France and last but not least, Russia! Russian Navy has a massive naval port in Tartus Syria on the Med and Putin is looking on with his typical poker face waiting for the right moment to react! Let’s not forget that in the new Multi-Polar world Russia must protect his own patch closely and ensure no land-grabs or sinister ideology as Pan-Islamist and Pan-Turkism which Muslim Brotherhood leader Erdoghan is supporting to upset balance of power and access to sea and land routes! This story will not end well for Erdoghan and for Turkey!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyxNwykhVJE&t=1s

  71. Labor day….started with the demand for fair wages and reduced working hours from the corporations who we felt suppressed us into poverty. After a decade or so we even got it made into a holiday, what a success! Today we take the holiday to consume stuff with those higher wages and the time off. Funny how it got spun around and now funnels our money back into the very corporate pockets that caused our initial demands.

    We often meet our destiny on the road we take to avoid it.

    Many will get rich from the coming tsunami of wealth into digital assets. Few will have taken this time to gain the knowledge to turn this coming wave into income generating wealth that could potentially sustain our immediate families and future generations of our families?

    Why?

    It seems because we just think about getting rich quick so all our energy is put into watching hour by hour movement of the market. Like this it doesn’t matter if it moons today or tomorrow, we won’t be ready to maintain the wealth because we haven’t gained the wisdom to maintain ourselves. We allow our emotions to control us instead of taking the time to reflect on those emotions and work in harmony with them intelligently with compassion and understanding to transform them into wisdom.

    This is why it doesn’t matter if we get what we want. Most of us will just hand over what we got and complain that someone took it from us. “Want less….get more.”

  72. https://www.zerohedge.com/crypto/usps-just-filed-patent-blockchain-based-secure-voting-system

    The news of a BLOCKCHAIN patent filled last year by some inventors is a MASSIVE NEWS! When I read the term “Distributed Ledger” I recalled JC’s Tweet a couple of days ago regarding the Blockchain as a potential electoral counting by the US Government in this November elections!

    What this may imply is that the network of these Distributed Ledgers by Ripple will be used as a totally trusted and Secure network for Voting counts as well as the new financial pipework and network that will remove the [DS] SWIFT system! It was also mentioned by an English guy on Youtube by the name of Charlie Ward about the start of the Quanton Finacial system on August 2nd! What are the chances of creating a decentralized network using Blockchain Technology to achieve a reliable and unbiased electoral system? What other applications can be used other than Money and elections, two fundamental items that have been abused by the rich and powerful! Would this satisfy the overused term in regards to Ripple’s XRP, as “The Level playing field”?!

    The utilization of the Distributed Ledger as a method of counting votes will be a stunning and remarkable twist if it proves to be true and if it actually happens!

    1. Hey CD. Sorry pal but we should be very careful entering this parallel “Quantum Financial System” idea. Not to burst any bubbles or anything but let’s look at some facts.

      When this idea was planted it was discovered that some referenced documentation was indeed fake. It is referenced on a legit governmental website as an example of falsehood. The website was cloned and the fake was presented as truth so in the responsible effort to alert the world the fake is shown as a reference to dispel the falsehood.

      Now lets look at what we know.

      The international payment system currently has two parts.
      1. The existing or old system known as SWIFT.
      2. The developing new system to replace the old system.

      The switch over to transform the international payment system from the old to the new needs to happen seamlessly without shutting down the system. Typically the way to do this is to build the new system beside the existing system then slowly allow users to use both systems simultaneously for a time. When all the bugs are worked out of the new system and everyone is comfortable with the new system banks, companies, people, etc. will naturally migrate over to the new system and abandoned the old, thus completing the transformation. Confidence is a key thing to remember, it surely lies in the shadows behind the physical system. As the new system proves itself confidence will migrate from the old to the new.

      This being understood there are some underlying factors that we can search for information on. We can ask ourselves what this new system would consist of in order to function. We can be fairly certain that it will be computer network based. As such computer networks need certain things to operate. One is the physical network (eg. The internet). Another would be a protocol or common language to send across this network. These protocols are regulated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO works with more than 150 countries to develop standard protocols and such. As an example ISO 9660 is the standard for CD-ROM. It would make sense that in order for the internet of value to be completely encompassing and transformational that a new financial ISO would need to be developed. That new protocol is ISO 20022. I don’t want to lay it all out so you can do a google search for ISO 20022 timeline and get an idea of when this underlying standard will be rolled out. If you really want to get into the nuts and bolts of it you can search the SWIFT website to see that the initial roll out date has been pushed back a bit.

      That being said I believe this basic logic in addition to uncontrolled human emotion is allowing the birth of this parallel quantum financial system phenomena to flourish today.

      Now that we have looked at that, we should search Ripples website to see their involvement with ISO 20022.

      I’ll let you search and develop your own timeline based from what I have laid out. This is the logic I’m using as the foundation of thought for the transformation of the world’s financial system into a blockchain based system.

      Hope this helps and I hope it sparks some questions and general conversation.

      Blockchain as a method of voting is a great idea. Is it ready? Not sure. Are WE ready?

      1. Thank you, Dane, for additional details you kindly included in your reply,

        I am still unsure though as to what part of what I stated you thought was fake!  I think my brief and rather excited last posting was about the potential use of Blockchain and I speculated that it may be used on the Distributed Ledger and a possibility (my own speculation/thoughts of course!) that the Ripple DL already implemented network to be the potential platform for and I agree it is a far fetched idea!  Nevertheless, the filing of the invention by the United State Postal Service is not speculation and a real invention that the US Patent office is examining right now! I may have caused some confusion of also mentioning the Quantum Financial system in the same posting for which I apologize!

        So let me explain my understanding of the USPS invention as follows:
        The “Secure Voting System” using the Blockchain by the USPS was in two inventions and were fled at the US Patent Office on 7 Feb 2020 with the following case numbers issued by the US IP Office (62803296 and 62803373).
        http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=20200258338.PGNR.&OS=&RS=

        Once you file an invention with USIP, a case number is issued which makes the invention a “Provisional filing” and then you must request to turn it into non-provisional meaning that you are requesting the invention to be validated and approved as a unique one and that nobody else can copy your invention!  

        During the one year provisional period you can implement and use your invention but the fact that you fact filed it with USIP means that you are first in line and if in this period somebody else comes along with something either similar or identical, their application will not be accepted and if they use that technology, you as the inventor can go after them through IP law courts/IP lawyers which the inventors have requested to act as their attorney! 

        There are several sources that have been mentioning this potential utilization of a new method of voting that is totally secure as well as it allows people who wish to stay at home to vote from the comfort (and safety!) of their home. I have left a YOUTUBE clip where The Digital head of Trump2020 campaign, Brad PArscale talks about a “Technology” that will be used as the voting platform and mechanism below!

        I hope this will clear out any confusion I may have caused!  …also to add that X.22 Report also confirmed the existence of this tech by the USPS in it’s yesterday’s report episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlr8TWEVtaI
        It’s somewhere towards the middle of the report!

        Brad Parscale talking about “October Surprise” on the “New Technology not revealed yet” for voting. Clip begins at 20:22
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1298&v=PhBr_TyvHUc&feature=emb_title

        Brad Parscale (born January 3, 1976) is an American digital consultant and political advisor currently serving as the senior adviser for data and digital operations for Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Parscale

        1. Your welcome CD. Check out my reply to your comment again and it will answer your question. It was only in regards to the growing “quantum financial system” phenomenon. Nothing more.

          I simply provided the most rational idea I am capable of compiling from the physical proof available today. Often times through human history folks who do not understand the workings of something, present them as mystical, magical or…godly. Then masses of people take that phenomenon and elevate it to other worldly speculation. It is my belief that is what is currently happening with this quantum financial system hope.

          Sometimes we want something to be so bad that we overlook logic, evidence and or facts to satisfy our wanting. Most times this….hopium is met with the sharp depression or disappointment when it does not come to be.

          I was just trying to show people those nuts and bolts of truth as best as I could in an effort to protect them from the possibility of that disappointment.

          Thanks for all the info on the USPS though. I’ll look through it later. Thumbs up pal.

        2. Hey CD. Thats some interesting information. In regards to voting I look at it in layers.

          Local political voting (eg. county, city)
          State political voting
          Federal political voting

          Since we vote at one voting spot where many times the ballots are inclusive of all the layers simultaneously on one form yet serve each layer unto themselves, I would think they may each be their own “walled garden” type of blockchain. Now what I can’t put together yet is if the state would be a walled garden within the larger fed walled garden and the local within the state or if they would all just be their own un-nested walled gardens. I would think a walled garden though would provide the needed control for such a hierarchy. Eh, just thinking out loud.

          1. Hello Dane and thank you for another interesting question!

            As you know the purpose of Blockchain is record keeping or storing information while assuring integrity of the information thus securing the content using a complex algorithm and software techniques to make any Modification or Change to the Contents of each Block an impossibility!  Therefore, from my limited understanding of the system that the USPS have proposed/designed, the Blockchain part will form the data integrity as far as the contents are concerned by making any potential abuse and tampering impossible!

            Within the Blockchain, here is a Data Payload that you can put anything as in value as in any Cryptocurrency OR data relevant to electoral information such as participants name, his/her location, county, city. state etc. or anything that is relevant to the entire process. Once a voter completed the process of putting his ballot in by following the instruction and choosing his favorite candidate(s), the information will then be tamper proof and will be routed within the network to (if we use the Ripple terminology, a Validator!) and eventually to the destination Application where the information can be released and provided to the Electoral Application counting system to add, include in the total count and to finally fill in the Database for the system operators at the USPS!  

            Since the Blockchain only provides data integrity throughout the system and network and the entire cycle of operation to provide a tamper proof ballot, the task of routing and consolidation the information provided by each electorate will be carried out by the computers at USPS and possibly witnessed by observers who will attest to the integrity of the voting count whilst ensuring that no votes are thrown out or neglected as such a chance exists with a paper and even worse still with a Postal method which is possibly the world’s most notoriously system open for corruption and bias since there is no assurance of any integrity of the votes!

            Anyway, just my understanding of how this operates but I believe it is the best system for proving data integrity, something that had been missing in every election ever performed anywhere!  Please let me know your thoughts!

          2. Thats pretty much inline with the general idea of it CD. I think there are elements of the blockchain developed for certain tasks and depending on the type of blockchain would determine its…”hackability”. POW blockchains have a weakness to this effect.

            Smart contracts are where data can be stored which is what interests me about this newly popular Flare project. It talks of forking from XRP to add smart contract utility. Just checking it out myself but seems promising if the Codius project is dead. Not sure if Codius transformed into Coil yet but its really interesting to see how the industry is evolving around XRP.

            Getting back to the voting aspect of things…What if we go back to a previous post here on POM where we discussed everyone having their own token? That token could be issued by the federal government much like a social security card. This token could house personal information such as medical history, earned income history, tax history, voting history, etc. It could be like a personal digital vault that would house our personal information and could travel with us and be accessed by us anywhere in the world we went. Yes the dark side is always there but most things start as great ideas and turn dark through time.

            Just throwing some ideas out on the wall pal. 😉

          3. All great points, Dane!

            Thank you for mentioning the XRP fork crypto (Flare) that is likely to provide another extremely useful utility as Smart Contracts! As you said, this can be a potential candidate for electoral applications and personal records as health, Social Security details and lots more! I only heard about Flare a few days ago!

            A long while ago we discussed the genesis of the Blockchain and we came to the conclusion that it was a DARPA project which is taxpayer-funded research for defence but it is obvious that the think-tanks and planners do not come up with such technological innovations out of the vacuum and such technology can provide the trust that we humans are untrustworthy of each other as our Ego’s gets in the way all the time!

            I like your thinking that potentially a Smart Contract token such as Flare can do the job! A couple of weeks ago I tweeted about the potential of the Federal Government to buy 330 million XRP and send one to each US Citizen but Flare can do the job I guess now and if we are all as XRP Holders going to our share, then this may be a good jump start for a new Crypto we may receive 🙂

            Wish you a great day my friend!

          4. Lol, got to love your enthusiasm CD but I didn’t mean to infer that Flare was THE token for housing our personal information. I meant to convey that we had spoken about that possibility here on POM before in hopes folks would look back and reread those posts and comments. I’m looking at the Flare project because it interests me and seems like it has good possibilities and adds another utility factor for XRP. I’m not feeling comfortable with their free one for one give out based on ones XRP holdings though. I need a couple more questions answered that may help my gut feeling settle a bit. Don’t get me wrong though. I would buy spark tokens with USD but I’m not sure about pointing my XRP tokens towards the Flare network just to get some free spark tokens.

            I keep asking myself if the spark token somehow attaches to the XRP to synthesize some new forked coin and thus cannot become pure XRP again? Why would they (Flare) give something (spark) for free? Typically free to me is like a fishing lure to attract a bite or to lead something or someone in a different direction.

            So far I may allow it with the few XRP I keep on exchanges, but I’m not comfortable enough to experiment with my main holdings.

          5. I came across this rather interesting document by the British Government in relation to the Blockchain DLT and in particular how they see it’s used in elections!
            I left the link to the PDF document below and the following is what I thought was interesting enough to share regarding electoral purposes which you can read on page 59!

            “There are innovative
            possibilities in replacing
            hierarchical organisations
            with more distributed
            systems. The government
            and its agencies tend to
            have tiers of authority,
            both internally and within
            their respective systems:
            for instance, citizens are
            represented by elected
            officials in local, national and
            supranational institutions;
            financial matters involve
            clearing banks, clearing
            houses, central banks and
            governments. Rather than
            relying on periodic ballots
            based largely on paper
            records, democracy could
            be achieved through a
            voting block chain, with
            electors given a digital
            wallet and a ‘vote-coin’.
            This has the potential to
            reduce fraud (because
            each voter can check that
            their vote was counted),
            but also to introduce a
            real-time democracy with
            a vote on any issue. This
            raises significant questions
            of social responsibility and
            willingness to partake,
            but could create more
            distributed forms of
            democracy.”

            https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/492972/gs-16-1-distributed-ledger-technology.pdf

          6. Thats the idea CD. Notice how they mention “electorates” much like our system here in the states. Where it gets a bit complicated is rolling it out to the masses for the local votes. This would require some scalability that we may not have just yet. Then how do you allow the masses to vote for a national election where their personal vote may not even be tallied or considered due to the structure of the electorate system. That veil would still need to remain to keep the populous calm and feeling included. The left would love each persons vote to count because they know they can sway the mindset of the ignorant more easily than the electorates.

            Eh…politics…economics of the masses of peoples. lol.

          7. “This has the potential to…. introduce a real-time democracy with a vote on any issue.”
            This quote reminded me of the sci-fi novels of Alastair Reynolds, who, in his Revelation Space series, envisioned a future space-faring humanity divided into several main factions, one of which he called Demarchists. These people all had a neural lace implant, similar to what Elon Musk is presently working towards, through which they could be polled in real time on anything requiring a collective decision, whether locally or “globally”. See the first couple of paragraphs on this page for a summary:
            https://revelationspace.fandom.com/wiki/Demarchists
            I have often considered how something similar could be implemented in the here and now, or the very near future anyway. Neural implants are of course not a prerequisite. However a highly connected population is. For such a system to work, it needs to be “inclusive” enough, so I would be a little surprised if the US would be the first place to try to begin operating it. More likely, it could be tried somewhere like Iceland, which has close to 100% saturation of internet access for the adult population (about 90% in the US). It is fun to speculate, if and when this kind of direct democracy is ever tried, what will the consequences be? One obvious benefit would be a rapid shrinking of “the state”. Essentially, politicians would no longer exist, they would be abolished! Simply no need for them any more. However there would likey be an increased number of lobbyists permanently campaigning on behalf of corporations, probably incentivising citizens in various ways to influence their votes. And there would of course be administrative civil servants to run the essential infrastructure. Probably a diminishing number though because their roles will inevitably be taken over by AI in future. Unless of course the populace vote the AI out! Anyway this is the main benefit I see, if the system evolves to its logical conclusion – a vastly reduced role for the state, no more psychopathic controllers, much greater agency for the common man, a “true” and “pure” form of democracy for the first time in history, and thanks to blockchain, incorruptible. Well, everything corrupts eventually of course, but it offers hope of a golden age (or belle epoque, to use Reynolds’ term) when great leaps of progress could be achieved, humanity running on overdrive, no longer held back by those at the top whose primary interest is to maintain the status quo. Of course, therein lies the critical problem – with “they” ever allow it to happen? Not willingly, so perhaps it will have to start in a small way (in a relatively small and inconsequential country), and even then it might well require a revolutionary scenario, an overthrow of the sitting government. Ever heard of the Pirate Party? Looked promising for a while:
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_Party_(Iceland)

  73. Since there are no nibbles on the ISO 20022 subject here are some links that I found rather interesting.

    FedNow Service

    “Use of the widely accepted ISO® 20022 standard and other industry best practices to support interoperability”

    https://www.frbservices.org/financial-services/fednow/what-is-fednow.html

    SWIFT

    “New approach to ISO 20022 adoption”

    Check out the “Phases, Standards specifications and Service readiness” sections.

    https://www.swift.com/standards/iso-20022-programme/new-approach-iso-20022-adoption

    “Federal Reserve Announces ISO 20022 Migration Timeline for the Fedwire® Funds Service”

    https://fedpaymentsimprovement.org/news/press-releases/federal-reserve-announces-iso-20022-migration-timeline-fedwire-funds-service/

    https://images.app.goo.gl/hgG6XsvJ9bp1LbVw6

  74. I’ve been working my way thru the last 6/8 comments and the links provided. I admit it is quite a chore for me, and I at times think it is all over my head, but then I remember that this entire site that his POM has always felt over my head. Indeed much of it is, yet I know without reservation I have learned a lot invaluable info, ideas ands other things.

    I have many questions about the Flare/Spark but I’ll hold them in abeyance while I research and study more on it.

    I’m quite intrigued about the possibility of voting by blockchain. What I’m wondering is if it could possibility rolled out for 2020, would people trust or have faith in the results. I thought maybe that could happen if they had used it before the election in some kind of a test. You know, maybe use it to facilitate/deliver a stimulus check to the public, the what I will call the little public. Guys and gals like you and me. Maybe sometime late Sept. early Oct. That might be a pretty good test and comes with a check. Might be good politics.
    PTM

    1. Good to hear Peter. POM is a well of knowledge for sure. This FedNow seems to be the best system for dispersing UBI/stimulus checks and thus some sort of voting at the federal level. However, that may leave out state and local level voting as it seems to be a walled garden type system. One thing for sure time will tell.

      Also if the FedNow system will need to rely on ISO 20022 then it may take longer than the 2020 voting cycle.

  75. Dane, piece by piece, bit by bit. Thanks for your reply. I was sort of hung up on what ‘walled gardens ‘ were and how the term worked on the blockchain. You breaking it down between fed, state, and county as far as elections are concerned made the term understandable in ways I can now understand it in many other context on the blockchain.

    I decided to take a nibble at the links you provided concerning ISO 20022. Once again going into those weeds that seem over my head, still I believe I came away with a piece here, a bit there. My feeling is ISO is something, but not quite, sort of, but not exactly, a kind of a placeholder.

    A set of mechanisms designed to run between the old system and the new. Using tools that move pieces, perhaps bit by bit, at a pace that does not disrupt or crash the old and the new head on into each other.

    I’ll try and provide a couple of for instances. From somewhere in the link, ‘What is the FedNow service”? I began to see where the old swift system is not a simple message (I.O.U.s) but a system of many messages that must be sent and received before the I.O.U. becomes a done deal. I’m sure I missed much of the procedure, but one I think I picked up on, was that the messages that had to be sent, received, sent and received again between “validation and translation,”those ancillary products , “Financial Crimes Compliance, Business Intelligence Services, etc., were being adjusted towards something more blockchain. AML, KYC?

    I think I gathered that idea from this statement from somewhere in the article were this was said. “Relieves institutions in a payment processing chain of the obligation to pass on complex data and eliminating the problem that the intermediaries may break the chain.”

    From the link”New Approach To ISO 20022.” When I saw the ‘Payment Flow Diagram.” it looked exactly like the Ripple/XRP diagrams we all have been seeing for years now. Except for the fact that instead of Ripple/XRP smack dab in the middle sat the FedNow Service, smack dab in the middle. “Now” but maybe not for long.

    From one of the two links or maybe another(I should take notes) step 6, The FedNow Service debits and credits the designated master accounts. Dane, the master accounts have the ring and sound like, the Nostro/Vostro. If so can I think adjustments are being made there also?

    I really should take notes, nevertheless somewhere in the links , I believe I read that the ISO set a timeline for institutions to get on board, 2022 is the time frame I believe I read. A timeline that could be pushed back. Some wishful thinking here, “pushed back,” It didn’t say pushed forward, it said pushed back. You know I want that to mean sooner rather than later right? I find myself sharing a giggle with myself on that one.

    Once again I’ll say there is so much financialese and the concepts of the international banking system and its move to blockchain, ODL, IOV, etc. I do not get. I’m just looking for pieces, bit by bit, I’m hoping to at least build the outside edges of this huge jigsaw puzzle.

    About the time I think I have a grip on Ripple/XRP and its bridge asset utility, something Flares up and Sparks start to fly. I don’t get it, I been looking at it, reading, reading, asking questions, questions. So far I’ve gotten what sounds to me like a lot gobbly goop. But a couple of years or so ago it all sounded like gobbly goop to me. So I’m sure in time I will once again begin to pick up some pieces and bits. Pieces and bits, sounds like a pet food.

    I haven’t seen this anywhere so it is probably so obvious that it does not even need to be mentioned or really so wrong only a old boomer like me would consider it. I’m going to throw it out there anyway.

    Ok, the Bitcoin tech is around 20 years old now, about 8 years ago Ripple and then XRP or XRP and then Ripple came up with a newer tech. Without the details Ripple and XRP became whatever they are. Partners but not partners but certainly there is some kind of association. Point being about 8 years ago this R/X journey began. Now it seems to be headed into the home stretch, but, tech is as tech does. As in, some other brainiacs have also been in the game, developing their own products that have real utility and solving problems that R/X had thought they had solved. Yet these new kids, damned upstarts or start ups came up with a tech that solves a particular problem better than the solutions R/X had developed for that particular problem, and they did it with a lot of Flare and spark.

    What to do? You do what business people do, you do business. Damned upstarts, maybe one day soon their names will be as familiar to me/us as Garlinghouse, Larson and Schwartz. In the meantime I have to think whatever the tech they developed is, it solves the problem or improves on the solution R/X currently has, to the point that it must be considered for some kind of association within the framework of this. This what? Can I go old school gangster for just second? THIS THING OF OURS.(that was fun)

    My feeling is that these, I’ll call them young guns, focused on a real world portion of the R/X blockchain they recognized as a area they could improve on. It appears to me they must of done a hell of a job. How does it work? What does it mean? How does it affect me? Allow me to be selfish for just a second, I say me, but I mean everybody invested in XRP, but I’m saying me meaning the little guy.

    I don’t want to get into the weeds about what it is or how it works. The point I’m struggling to make and stay on is more about the rapid changes/improvements this fi-tech world is subject to. Bitcoin was around about 7 years before Rip. Rip has been around about 7 years, there is no surprise to me that a newer better tech for a portion of Rips blockchain is not now on the block. Flare/Spark may be the first but it won’t be the last. Isn’t that what bell curves represent.?

    I’m starting to feel a little redundant here. Yet I do want to further say that because it certainly appears to me that Ripple is at least a step ahead of any competition as far as infrastructure/rails/rails and banks, big and little, Fin-Techs so on and so forth that whatever the improvements the Flare/Spark tech solved for Ripple it must of been important. I wonder if once we figure out what it is and what it does we won’t be able to find some evidence of it somewhere in the ISO, FedNow applications?

    Patience, I just wrote a whole screed about it, but just backspaced it out. I ran out of it for now, and feared I might be running the POM out of it as well. Next time.
    PTM

    1. Hey Peter, what if Flare network/Spark isn’t solving a Ripple problem?

      Hahaha, you’re probably like…what the hell?

      Okay let’s look at it from a different perspective.

      Ripple is a company who built their business from the function of the XRP token. Thus, the function the XRP token has given since its inception is all that Ripple needs. They are now building business partnerships and networking their business model utilizing the current XRP token.

      ETH is a POW token. This POW function is performed by people who are being paid in ETH to serve as nodes. When all the ETH is mined who will pay them to continue to serve as nodes? I mean the node runs on electricity. The pc/server needs to be maintained which all costs money. Will their servitude allow them to dig into their own pockets to continue running these nodes? I believe Vitalik Buterin’s leaving the ETH project is a hint to this effect. So knowing that POW will reach this limit at some point in the future lets consider what the millions….eh, let’ say billions of dollars invested in ERC20 tokens will do when this limit is reached. To survive they would have to find a way outside of the ETH network right? ETH has a built in smart contract function so perhaps this Flare project with its Spark will bring a smart contract functionality to XRP so that the ERC services could function on the RippleNet which is not a POW model thus folks running RippleNet nodes do not get paid to run them. They do get other perks that make it viable but that’s for another discussion, just understand that those perks are endless as long as the RippleNet is up and running.

      At first I could only think about the Flare network being a scam but through time it seems to be more of a smart contract bridge of sorts. Perhaps an exchange of smart contracts between ERC20 tokens and XRP. If I’m correct it could…COULD, facilitate an exodus of smart contracts from ERC20 tokens into forked XRP tokens.

      Just looking at it from a different angle pal.

      As for ISO 20022. Think of it as a law stating how things are to be built (within the banking industry in this case) so that hardware, firmware and software for that matter can be built to work with it. If you or I wanted to start a business building this banking hardware for instance we would build it to this law or standard knowing it would work for what it was built for. Ripples products where the first from the digital era to be ISO 20022 compliant and are just waiting for the rest of the banking world to comply. I believe that timeline I gave said they had to be completely compliant by 2025 because the old ISO, law or standard was being dropped.

    1. Agreed my friend, appointments should be based on merit only. Sadly virtue signalling is the new…
      I’d better not finish that sentence 🙂

  76. Dane, I like to think I’m open to considering other perspectives. After all I did leave the ranks of the few that were able to unbank themselves, back into the banking system that I had grown to,,, despise,,,, to strong a word, I just really did not like banks. But I was so intrigued by the Ripple/XRP world that I knew I wanted to be a part of it, not just for the opportunity to maybe make a few bucks, but as much or maybe more so as a way out of the low tech cave I had lived most of my life in.

    I’ve never looked back in regret as far as the knowledge I’ve picked up, or the friends I’ve made on this blockchain road. I will admit I’ve had days that the price over the last two years have caused me some regret from time to time. But the knowledge I’ve gained into the world of tech mostly in the realm of finance has not been just invaluable but exciting along the way. Add to that the histories that invariably were discussed from the ancient Hittites, Egyptians, Persians, etc, etc, etc,. Including the last five hundred years of reserve currency status, more recent Bretton woods, up until today being on the cusp of a new world order. Those few mentions are but the tip of a iceberg when I consider all that I’ve had the great pleasure to have been a party to, and party it has been. It really has been a lot of fun for me.

    This is a comfortable time for me. last month I reached a goal, a goal in which circumstance allowed me to move the post several times. Last month I made the last purchase of XRP I believe I will ever make. It was the last month of what turned out to be a two year purchasing project. I made my first purchase of XRP in Sept. 2018, I made a purchase every month thereafter up until now.

    I didn’t do anything right as far as buying the dip or any of that trick and fancy trading business goes. Nope, quite the opposite, every month, every single month I bought XRP, before the next month rolled around the price dropped a few cents. On the other hand every month, every single month I managed to learn more about my investment. I also watched Ripple grow, the rails they were laying, the connections they were making. My confidence in the project grew as the price shunk. My bag grew to a size many times more than I ever imagined it would be when I made my first buy.

    I did manage to follow a great advice that provides the comfort I feel today. I never bought or spent money I could not afford to lose. So today from my comfort zone my purpose is to learn more about my investment and the tech propelling it.

    As the fog lifts off my mind concerning Flare/Spark I’m beginning to learn that FS is not part of the Ripple blockchain but a block chain of its own. Also that the FS project is not just a blockchain designed to complement R/XRP but many/any? other coins as well, I think I’m wrong here, but maybe a smart contract platform that may allow for the best coin to win. I think we have a couple/few months to figure it out and I’m fully confident the POM will.

    Dane thanks for your last reply,I needed to separate the ISO from the FedNow, not quite there, but bit by bit.
    PTM

  77. Yesterday, I listened to this great interview with Daniel Estulin and thought it will be a good one to share with the POM family!

    The two clips I left below are essential for anyone who wants to get a deep level of understanding as to what is occurring worldwide with the international civil war being fought in the US right now!

    I am very grateful for the POM and all the knowledge and wisdom that JC in his numerous articles shared with us and I know, I am personally more aware of events on a daily basis and can glue them together to see the big picture.  As an example, the Bretton Woods after WWII and how it shaped the world we have lived ever since was so masterfully explained by JC that I am able today, to see how the Federal Reserve, USD, Oil and COVID relate and what is happening in the background of all this that appears to be a new money system given the technological possibilities today!

    Estulin is a good storyteller and he shows the horrid state we are in and how things may evolve, almost like when you are trying to cross a busy junction and all the potential threats associated but you would eventually cross the junction somehow, because that is our destination, even though there may be some obstacles such as cars, cycles and people appearing out of nowhere!

    I went for my daily walk when listening to this and in my mind, I thought how grateful I am to JC and the POM, this magical school of enlightenment, his brainchild, the POM for being a beacon of light!  I also thought, despite my missing a new posting by JC, he has actually given me and anyone who follows him enough material for several lifetimes!

    Thank you, JC,
    I am grateful, forever, for all that you taught me!

    “Be Ready For Civil War In America | Daniel Estulin”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cyXWGtvN5s&t=4s&ab_channel=ThePowerHour

    “This is The Initial Stage of Today’s Systematic Collapse | Daniel Estulin”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFeHy42v2TY&ab_channel=ThePowerHour

    1. Thanks Carpe Diem, yes indeed Estulin is a great storyteller. Let us hope that his prediction of civil war doesn’t come to fruition, but the situation does seem ripe for it. Gun sales in the US have shot up (pardon the pun) recently, and it’s clear that whichever side loses the election will not accept the result. Thierry Meyssan also explores this topic here:
      https://www.voltairenet.org/article210807.html
      What a year 2020 has been so far and one gets the feeling that events are building towards a climax in the coming weeks. There may well be an “October surprise” of some kind, perhaps several surprises. We live in very interesting times, and they’re about to get interesting-er.

      1. Welcome back Rejon!

        Thank you for the Voltaire article also, as always Mr Meysson with his range of knowledge of history and politics adds several dimensions for us to look at when considering what is happening in this case, the US elections in about 4 weeks from now!

        In my opinion, we are looking at the breakdown of the post-war II consensus and how the victors divided up the world and how in that process they ensured an NWO based on Socialism! In this process, the globalist model of the world was advocated and internationalist institutions got to work to ensure the education system, politics, arts, military and most important banking and finance to be moved away from looking inwardly for each nation to look outward and view everything internationally! In the sam,e process, universities in principle produced several generations of young people with little interest in the natural concepts such as patriotism or nationalism and almost like a drug were brainwashed into where we are today by accepting the biggest problems facing humanity is Climate Change whilst knowing that changes in weather and nature happen regardless of human intervention! This hoax was a method of collecting money from the corporation and really from everyday people through “Carbon trading” which in my opinion is a major scam only to benefit the money elite through which they make Trillions every year.

        This consensus broke down well before Trump came to the scene and the problem that America has right now is the war between the people against the war-model gangsters with their powerful lobby in the congress, Senate in every  Parliament and nation! The post-war model economy was based on a need for many wars with the ability for the bankers who fund such wars to print money. This cycle was incapable of continuing post-2008 when the banking crisis occurred and when the world elite could have addressed the problem by letting the failed banks to collapse but instead, band-aid was placed over the wound and the printing continued under a fancy name as “Quantitative Easing”!  

        What is happening now is the fight to the death of a corrupt and ruthless establishment against a disrupting group that has fought with great vigour to put this violent, ruthless and totally corrupt cabal that has spread their tentacles in every institution with vast resources of cash! BLM, Antifa are only two of the agents of the corrupt cabal and right now, they are saying to the American [people that you either vote for us or we will “burn it all down”!  This threat with these exact words was tweeted out numerous time when the already dead Supreme Court judge, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced! The war party and their minions know precisely well that any change to the current make up of the Supreme Court will be detrimental to their plans to reject the almost known fact that Trump will be win again in November and how they had planned tp drag the whole circus until January when they can say Trump is no longer the president and the 3rd important person in the nation, the Speaker of the house, Nacy Pelosi to be crowned as the US president!  

        Returning to the collapse of the post-war consensus and given the current civil war in the US since 2016, we have a perceived power vacuum in the world since nations are considering that the US may not be the supreme power in the world since it is going through a civil war and anything might happen, including a Marxist revolutionary group holding power! This is no exaggeration since the Democrat party has several MArxis revolutionary with a notable AOC who is a champion of the “Green New Deal” all supported by the Banking elite and the old aristocracy who want to tax the US and to ultimately De-Industrialize the US via a $100Trillion forced conversion of the entire US into a zero-emission zone! Such ideas should be a concern, not only;y to Americans but also to the whole world and as a commentator suggested, the continuation of the civil war at the highest levels had resulted in the breakdown of the Westphalian treaties that had ensured the borders and respect to Sovereignty of nations! The belligerent action of Turkey in the Mediterranean region and the recent escalation of military actions between the two ex-Soviet countries, Armenia and Azerbaijan are only examples of how the entire planet goes to a meltdown and chaos to destroy everything we know as our collective human civilization since everything is there because of “law and order” and this precisely what is missing in the US justice system as well as now leaking to other parts of the world!  President Trump occasionally tweets out this to remind Americans that there is a need for Law and Order! Yet, with Activism and activist judges and Media people who follow the party lines of the Democrat-aligned worldview, we do not have an independent judiciary nor an unbiased Mainstream Media to convey the truth!  I personally believe that Trump as a disruptor of the NWO/Davos gang war party has a powerful group of people behind him worldwide so he is not alone in this war. I believe Mr Estulin also had been saying that Trump is not a person but a “project” of an alternative group with different ideas and perhaps a more up-to-date and fresher look in solving problems!
        Let’s hope things will end up well for ALL mankind and America as the anchor of stability can save herself and save humanity from the abyss of chaos!

        1. “MSOM SPECIAL REPORT SR9: Corporate Communism & The Deep State”

          I thought this fascinating 11 min clip is too good not to share! The history of colour revolutions and specifically what happened in 1917 in Russia and other revolutions with the tentacles of the Money elite and why they support Marxism is explained here.

          What is happening in 2020 happened 1917 in Russia with the same actors and the candidates the Money elite are supporting such as Soros and Milner, Biden/Harris as Trotsky/Lenin and the NGO’s are, oh well, almost every corporation that you can think of! None of what’s happening right now is new!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PzZ1TdQZN8&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=FoxBusiness

          1. Hi Carpe Diem, yes I agree with your thesis above. What’s taking place is a kind of “war in heaven” between elite factions, and this coming election represents perhaps the largest battle in the war so far. What is still unclear to me at present, is who are the hidden hands behind Trump.
            And I also noted in the recent debates that both JB and KH avoided answering the question about the supreme court! The corrupt intent is so transparent, I don’t see how any right-minded person could possibly vote for them.
            Many thanks for sharing that video which I just had a chance to watch, it is a great history lesson and absolutely correct and appropriate to compare the current “communist insurrection” that is being attempted to the events of the Russian revolution just over a century ago. The truth behind it is a mostly suppressed piece of history, I will definitely be sharing the video further as more people need to see and understand this.
            Regarding what was said about BLM, 1.6 billion dollars raised so far, since it was formed 7 years ago, and if one looks into what that vast sum of money has contributed towards improving black lives and communities, one finds…. well I’m still looking for something. Anything! As far as I can tell it is mostly being used to fund the election campaigns of first Clinton and now Biden. The biggest corporate donors are probably well aware of this but I doubt the many citizen donors are!

  78. Gentlemen, apologies for absence, been having trouble accessing the site. Thanks to the magic of a new VPN I am back.
    Just catching up with the posts I missed and I will have one or two comments to add.
    But first and foremost, although you wouldn’t know it by the scant media coverage, the “normalization of relations” between Israel and UAE, and also now Bahrain, is a very Big Deal. Such that Trump is the proud recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Again, something most of the MSM seem to consider barely newsworthy! But if indeed he has sown the seeds of peace in the middle east, it is a clear game-changer. At the risk of oversimplifying the matter, the withdrawal of US forces from the region which Trump has initiated will create a power vacuum (security vacuum). As we know from our high school physics classes, nature abhors a vacuum, and so this is how it will be filled. After Bahrain we can expect others in the region to follow suit in due course. Perhaps Saudi Arabia next? It is easy to see that the ability of Israel to export technology, and project power and influence, will be greatly enhanced. Equally clearly, this will not be met with universal approval from all regional powers! But in the final analysis, despite some bumps along the way, it could prove to be the right path.

  79. Why do the Super-Rich are funding the terror groups and rioters in the US?

    This is a serious question which Tucker Carlson has a good answer to but I was shocked to hear that one of the Cryptocurrency icons, Mike Novogratz is one of the super-elite who is behind supporting these what can only be described as terrorists! Mr Novogratz runs a “charity” named, Bail Project that funds the release of the people involved in burning and looting and causing damage to public and private property!

    My question is why such an intelligent and wealthy individual would wish to terrorise people like me and you whilst he enjoys the fruits of the American dream? How does it help his cause to live in a society that helps it’s youngsters to be armed with a good education instead of leaning towards destruction and a potential collapse of a city, State and possibly a nation? Why we see many of the elite we admire to engage in harming us! I am writing this in great disappointment as I used to look up to Mr Novogratz and admire is talent knowing he lived in the same US State as me in Virginia and not far away and how he is actions are causing misery to me and the people of the land that gave him all that he has now?!

    Take a listen in the link below:

    Tucker Carlson Names The Rich CEOs Funding Supplies, Bail For Louisville Rioters

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/25/tucker-carlson-names-the-rich-ceos-funding-supplies-bail-for-louisville-rioters/

  80. Hello Redjon!

    Thank you for your posting and my apologies for the late response!

    Last weekend I watched this fascinating discussion with my wife with Dr Farrell and Daniel Liszt aka Dark Journalist! In this rather extended talk that lasted almost 4 hours so much was discussed ranging from the Deep State to Digital currencies, Trump disappearance for 3 days on a Friday! that Dr Farrell described as a theologically symbolic act, being a scholar in Patristic theology himself, was amongst many points he discussed!  My wife and I enjoyed this fantastic discussion and what Dr Farrell mentioned about the Sumerian debt notes as tablets that were forgiven by the king breaking the tablets every 50 years or so, I found to be significant since Dr Farrelle equated that to the “CBDC” (not to be mistaken with Blockchain that has a limited issuance!). After watching and absorbing the entire 4 hours, I came to the conclusion that the entire battle (civil war!) is about who will control the Money of the future, will it be a debt-based system or will we enter a new era where the debt will not rule over humanity! The mention of how a German economist created a money system that allowed Germany to invest and debt-free in the Autobahn road system as well as freeing Germany from the heavy penalties of the post-WWI!

    On a funny note, if any of you can count how many cigarettes Dr Farrell lighted up, please share the total here! In my opinion, Dr Farrell is one of the best minds of our time who brings to all of us a sense of historical perspective and how the current events are likely to shape our societies and our civilization! He is a real Gem! 

    “Dr.Joseph Farrell Deep State Target USA: October Surprise!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmSH9LI6hoo&t=11s&ab_channel=DarkJournalist

    1. Many thanks for sharing CD! I will endeavour to watch it during the weekend.
      Wow you may be on to something there with your conclusion that the “war in heaven” (as I refer to it) could be primarily a fight for/against the debt-based economic model which has enslaved humanity for so many long centuries! The stakes could hardly be higher and we are about to witness a key battle play out before our very eyes in the coming days and weeks!
      Awesome thoughts my friend, there could be some turbulence ahead, buckle up!

  81. Meanwhile, pretty big news about Paypal crypto integration eh?
    We have lift-off???
    Hopefully so, but then again we’ve had more false dawns than the North Pole in winter 🙂
    This article helped temper my excitement:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/shehanchandrasekera/2020/10/21/how-taxes-will-complicate-crypto-payments-on-paypal/#66ab536612b3
    The writer gives an example of a 10k transaction being a taxable event. But my understanding is EVERY transaction can be considered a taxable event. Questions (perhaps Dane knows the answers ;-)):
    Is my understanding correct, even micro transactions down to 1 Satoshi (or equivalent) is taxable??
    This is because cryptocoins are not regarded as money but as “property” – if so this needs to change! But, I do see apparently conflicting information on this, such as the following article:
    https://www.aceofcoins.com/crypto-currencies-are-not-taxable/
    So who is correct? Is there some disinformation here? Is the Forbes article and others like it just anti-crypto propaganda?
    Confusion reigns! Particularly with the US system, however I am not a US citizen and there seems to be a very different range of approaches in various parts of the world. Great news from South Korea, for example:
    https://theccpress.com/crypto-profits-not-taxable-in-south-korea-government-confirms/

    1. Lol. The PayPal isn’t as significant as people think. The coins purchased on PayPal cannot be taken out of PayPal’s network from what I’m understanding thus far. Therefore, it would seem to me that one does not take custody of the coins when purchased.

      Now I see PayPal talking about purchasing an exchange….on has to wonder. Not bringing my excitement level beyond norm.

      As far as taxation goes the last I’ve read from the IRS website is that crypto currencies are to be taxed as capital gains. Read up on Capital Gain tax regulations and you can get an idea of how that works. In simple terms I understand that the tax is paid when the gain is realized or removed from the market. If the investment was kept in the market for longer than a year then the tax percentage reduces. If it stays a capital gain then there are tax laws that allow the transfer from one capital gain into another without taxation. It seems the gain is not realized unless its taken out of the market.

      Honestly I don’t plan on taking XRP out. Instead I’ll use it as leverage for other ventures. Hope this helps.

      P.S. when it becomes valuable enough I will hire a good tax attorney/advisor who actually knows the tax laws for my area. I think it will be money well spent.

    2. In addition…it’s my belief that we still have a few years to go pal. The world doesn’t change over night and there is a lot of resistance to change regardless of the change or evolution but evolve we do 🙂

  82. Oct. 20,2020

    “I don’t tweet for followers. Don’t care for that. Changed my whole blog & tweet strategy 2 years ago bc I don’t want followers. Some of you close to me know that. Now I just share random thoughts of self-perceived genius. All are meant to help others to view thru different lens.”

    So that is a tweet from JC a few days ago, hmmm, ok. Well yeah, it sort of makes sense. For me if I take it at face value which I think I should, it means what it says. But what does it say.

    Maybe it is just me, well more than likely it is just me, that’s ok. I began following the POM by following the FREEPOM for at least a year. I can’t even remember when I first subscribed to the POM, sloppy record keeping habits, and the terrible specter of a slight fade in my vaulted memory banks. Perhaps to many withdrawals and not enough deposits. I have felt a part of the POM for more years than I can accurately remember. Once again maybe not so many years, just more than I can recall off hand. There is a point to this somewhere, I think. Can’t find it just now, so I’ll make this one until it returns.

    The POM is the first paid site I ever subscribed to, and it remains the only site or blog whatever that I have ever subscribed to. Man was it worth it, the journey we all went on. What a trip! A travelogue of adventure, intrigue, high education, and mind expanding situations. Going on this sea cruise, cross country treks, and flyover nations and seas that covered the world, it was truly worth the cost of admission. It came with a price that the monetary aspect of it paled into insignificance compared to the profit of return one realized on the investment in exploration of first and foremost philosophy. A philosophy I never never fully understood and only some when I attempted to apply some concepts of it to the history of the world, it’s ancient past, more recent times (500 yrs) what I’ll call current times and future. I don’t know, some other stuff too, other metrics. Like the international banking system, and the wizards that control it. Blockchain and how it will fit into all aspects of our world, present and future. Just trying to apply.

    Always exciting, vastly interesting, it often helped to lift my spirit, at times very difficult to comprehend, sometimes painful, sometimes it hurt my head, sometimes it hurt my heart. So here is the point about this point. Being part of the POM constituted a true bargain at 10XX the price. Just wanted to say that.

    I need a breather.

    So about that tweet, I have always found JC to be fond of mystery. For a fact he is more than a bit of a mystery to me, and I am satisfied a “grand” mystery to himself. Perhaps he will share some of his “random thoughts of self-perceived genius” on the POM, or maybe just his twitter. Who knows, mox nix. I do know he is always lurking about the POM somewhere. How mysterious. I kind of hope to see JC back at the POM when “space” whatever that is, demands or commands JC’s attention. We never did get into ET, I always imagined it just didn’t apply to a man like JC, a man with his feet planted firmly on the ground.

    So anyway, thanks JC. Thanks for all you have done for the POM. Thanks for what you continue to do.

    I didn’t want to tweet this, I wanted to share it here. Besides I don’t know how to unroll a thread. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, especially Dane.
    PTM

    1. Thats a nice comment Peter. We should add a couple of comments that followed that first tweet. First, Donna’s tweet reply;

      “JC, I devoured the transforming amount of knowledge, insight and various perspectives I found on PoM. I am still astounded at the content, and the further sharing from Dane, Carpe Diem, Pieter, Speed Spirit, Redjon, etc. So humbly thankful I stumbled in, and I share all I can.”

      At which JC replied the following;

      “You won’t find a batch of finer gentlemen anywhere online. It’s been my honour to provide them a platform for their excellent and wise exchanges. They’re keeping POM alive, while I remain mired in my real world job, which is very rewarding, but unfortunately demanding of my time.”

      I for one am honored to know that our individual efforts make a difference in someone’s life. I totally understand the time an outside job takes. We try to turn it off when we walk out the office doors but work seems to bleed back into our thoughts. I guess it should because its actually a part of who we are right? Same as family being in our thoughts while at work 🙂 As JC says we are keeping POM alive and its his honor to provide the platform. How awesome is that gentlemen?

      I’ve learned so much over the years and even more in the quiet hours of self reflection. Within these quiet times I see how everything in the world is connected and how I am connected within it. Life is so amazing and I no longer feel guilty for feeling this way when so many feel like life is falling apart. We are all entitled to our feelings.

      “Carry on wayward son.” 😉

  83. I’ve found myself sitting here looking at the blank rectangle of this comment box for a time without seconds, minutes or hours, puzzling myself about where to begin, where to take this, where or how to draw some sense of conclusion, maybe better, belonging.

    I normally start my rants knowing where they are going and then sort of free associate my way back to the beginning of where I started. In retrospect I should not be surprised many of them do not make much sense. But every once in a while even if the totality of what I construct out of my frustrated writers soul seems as ragged as a child’s tossed and abandoned cloth doll, is found a jewel.

    The jewel is never found by me, but always pointed out by others to me. I say to myself, “yeah, I knew I was on to something there, I just did not know exactly what it was. Thanks for pointing that out, it makes me feel better.” All I know is when I’m hitting on all eight there is a magic between my fingers and my mind. My GOD!! HOW I do love to write. How indeed.

    As a child I had the great benefit of five years of a education at the Saint Ignatius elementary school in Milwaukee, Wi. If nothing else, a child with just a normal level of intelligence will learn to read at that type of school, I seem to have excelled. I have very fond memories of my maternal Grandmother looking at my report cards and just beaming with the thoughts of her beloved Peter Thomas, having even the outside chance of, maybe, let us pray a Rosary, ( is it wrong to cap Rosary? I don’t care) maybe, becoming a priest in the catholic church.

    Please allow me a brief aside, out of absolute respect for Grandmother, I must say a few words. The adults called her Maggie or Magdalene, us children were instructed to address her as Grandmother. Born in Poland, as a child she traveled across the Atlantic ocean, shipped over the remains of Atlantis through the Ellis Island route to America. Once settled and somewhere along the line she became a professional seamstress. A pro at a level I can hardly believe today, she sewed together dresses that you wouldn’t believe. I remember the days that the dresses were being made, Patterns being laid out, the cloth materials carefully selected from her warehouse, my sisters standing for measurement, and being instructed in posture and how to handsomely carriage themselves. (Grandmother studied ballet as a child in Poland, as my mother did stateside)these dresses were for first confessions, first holy communions. You should of seen them, this was early, mid-1950’s, these creations were nothing less than gowns, victorian, hooped waistlines with bodices, what the hell are bodices? The whole nine yards. Hell, who knows it may of taken a whole nine yards of material to make them. Maybe that is where the term comes from,,,???

    Ok, that is all fine and dandy. (do people say that anymore?) Anyway at this point it occurs to me this isn’t just an aside about my Grandmother, this rant is all about one of my Grandmothers. I think this story has been in me a long time and I at this very moment I have the depth of understanding and courage to tell it.

    So for some reason or the other at a unusually young age(35or so) Grandmother’s wonderful head of robust hair turned shocking pure white. I can promise you it wasn’t anything to do with some sort of angelic transformation, the woman was a tyrant, and a bit of a hysteric to boot. I suspect it started to turn when my father started to talk about moving to Arizona. Taking the family away from what was becoming the suffocating constraints of Grandmother’s devotion to the church.

    My Father, maybe another story for another time and courage, told me, “Son I’ve been to Arizona, it is a free state, people there have the right to work. It is full of churches and cathedrals all made by the hand of God. There is a freedom there, we are moving into a small town of 2000 people, we can make a mark there. We will be damned near pioneers.(more about that later)

    So we made the move 1958, twice a year Grandmother and her husband Grandfather Frank would make the almost 4000 mile round trip from Milwaukee to our outpost in northwestern A. Here is the part I’m dying to tell you, every time Grandmother would show up, that wonderful shock of hair she was blessed with, you know the pure white, would be tinted a different color. Mind You Grandmother’s hair for as long as I can remember was always coifed short, almost bull dike style. Looking back after some 50 years since her,,,,,,passing, that it is at this very moment revealed to me, that she had her hair that way because of her profession. Bare in mind she was a seamstress, it is clear now, I see her making her double and triple stitches with her face pressed closed to that Singer’s magic needle. Be careful, one does not want their hair caught up in that machinery.

    Everytime, twice a year Grandmother shows up, sometimes a pink tint, sometimes blue, green, purple. The brights, but not to much, just a very noticeable tint. To cool, she was just to cool. Punk before punk was cool. I wonder if maybe we freeing ourselves from that overwhelming church routine, was in a sense also a liberation for Maggie. I’m a adult now, I can call her Maggie.

    This from a young Rod Stewart, 1971, I don’t know how it all relates, but I can’t hear this song and not think of my beloved Grandmother, Dear Maggie.

    https://youtu.be/KbI_awR4CKE

    I’m satisfied that sure enough, soon enough, sometime after the next 10/20 years I will have the greatest of all pleasures and have my consciousness cross paths with all, but among the one’s I’m most excited to path with will be GrandMother Maggie. I’ll place a mata physical wager with anyone that will give acceptable odds and allow me to press the bet, that my GrandMother Maggie will indeed appear angelic, her hair will be shock white, with angel wings with the feathers tinted all the bright colors of the rainbow and beyond.

    It won’t be long after a bone crushing hug, that presses my face indecently into her heavily perfumed breast, that she tells me to get my ass back down there and reincarnate myself as a child of the poorest regions of the earth, belly extended with dysentery, with flies as friends. Then commands, don’t come back to see me until your a priest.

    That’s it, I’m here on the POM to tell my story. In so telling discover who I am and humbly share it with others.

    Thanks Dane, you inspire me.
    PTM

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