Monday, June 26, 2006

Urgent Message From Mike Ruppert

Between the hours of 7:30 P.M. Sunday, June 25 and 7:30 A.M., Monday, June 26, the FTW offices were burglarized. Four interior doors were smashed with a sledgehammer. All seven FTW computers were transported to a central location in the building. Their covers were removed and they were also smashed with a sledgehammer. No other significant property was taken and there was no other damage to any other fixtures or furnishings.

An active police investigation is underway with a named suspect. I do not believe that this incident was the work of the U.S. government. I do believe that this is the work of an organized meth ring that I prevented from infiltrating my business. As Dmitri Orlov has noted in Post-Soviet Lessons for a Post-American Century, when societies collapse, organized crime becomes much more assertive. As beautiful as Southern Oregon is and as happy as I am to be here, the challenges that will be facing all of us as Peak Oil hits are making themselves known.

We have ordered new computers and should be able to retrieve or restore most of our data. However more than one hard-drive will require expensive high- tech recovery processes. In all probability FTW will not be able to upload to our website for one week from today. When we come back online I will have a more complete story with photographs. Please do not send emails. We cannot read them.

Michael C. Ruppert

Mike is asking that this message be distributed widely until he can get back online.


FTW admin said...

When Mike called to dictate the above message, I expressed the concern we all feel for his personal welfare. He said, "If they kill me, Dick Cheney will hunt them down like dogs to prove he didn't do it."

Bambitroll said...

Please invest in some kind of back up solution for your PCs. This is a very small investment and you will always have all your data available. Do not hesitate to drop me an email if you need help (juan AT and I would be happy to help you for free :)

Bambitroll said...

Please allow the RSS feed for this blog... it would make it soooo much easier to follow :)

directinfo said...

Even if it turns out to be a meth ring, I would have to wonder whether they took marching orders from someone behind the scenes.

I just don't understand how FTW's business is really all that attractive to a meth ring.

Maybe extortion, but why extort a company that makes it's business identifying the biggest criminals it can find?

Don't those guys normally go for easy targets?

And don't their targets usually deal in cash and obvious illegality?

I may be missing something in this story, but something doesn't add up to me so far.

directinfo said...

Is it usual for a meth gang to act alone in carrying out an attempt to infiltrate a high-brow and low-cash, complicated structure that investigates some of the biggest criminals in the history of the world, quite effectively I might add?

I don't know.

Longtime readers will be suspicious and desire answers.

I take this as a possible symbol that our US government may finally be ready to hit out against opposing truth movements, starting with leadership.

kathud54 said...

I just stayed up until 1:00 a.m. last night watching one of Mike's videos - Truth and Lies of 9/11 I think. It was on someone's website. I am in the middle of reading "Crossing the Rubicon" as well as anything else I can get my hands on. I am new to this site and all the lies I am learning about. Tell Mike he is in my thoughts and prayers. What a brave man he is!

Nihil Matters said...

Are there going to be plans to accept donations to help cover the costs of the vandalism?

chereb said...

Get some hidden cameras for your office space and any other important areas for the next time (unfortunately there will probably be a "next" time) someone does this.

Shorebreak said...

Mike and FTW staff,

Please keep in mind that you have the moral support of thousands of folks who are encouraged and and bolstered by your efforts.

You've been infiltrated and faced setbacks in the past and you'll face similar attacks in the future. We appreciate what you and your staff do to bring forth news and information that broadens the perspective of your viewers and subscribers.

You might consider a secure storage option for your data. I've used redundant backup procedures in the past, with short term daily backups residing on a backpack drive that is removed from the office each evening, and with daily system backups to CD-ROM placed each morning in a local safe deposit box.

Other options include regular downloads to a secure mirror site, which can be achieved with relatively low maintenance costs.

Either way, I'm sure that I'm speaking for all of your readers when I offer you our encouragement.

Ignatius Riley said...

Was the crime covered by the local rag? This seems newsworthy to me.

Personally, I'm with directinfo on this one. Were it even a large-scale meth syndicate in action, surely they would steal the equipment and hawk it. The destruction of the technology definitely seems like an act of retaliation, which has been claimed is what has happened. So if that is the case my question is what has FTW done that would inspire a meth syndicate to, instead of stealing technology that we can all assume is highly valuable, smash the place up.

Also, it seems like if you wanted to retaliate, why smash up some computers when there are far better ways to ensure FTW is disabled? Sure smash the towers and monitors but make off with the disks.

Another piece of the puzzle is, since Ruppert's personal life has been repeatedly marked by burglaries, break-ins, and other forms of psychological intimidation, why would he not have an alarm on FTW facilities, complete with hidden surveillance cameras, motion detectors and, in the very least, a big dog. In other words, FTW should have seen this coming and had been prepared.

Finally, did by chance a computer containing FTW staff's personal information turn up missing? Lotta identity theft going 'round these days. Wayne Madsen thinks the bounty from these thefts ends up populating Total Information Awareness. I say, yeah, that and let's start thinking about how 30 million+ identites can be used in large scale acts of vote fraud here.

murph said...

Mike and FTW staff,

I feel somewhat confused about this incident. One question comes immediately to mind. Why would a meth ring want to infiltrate your organization? Good Lord, I didn't know that writing dissenting investigaive articles had so much money attached to it. Frankly, as described, this has a smell factor to it.

While I am somewhat amused by the Dick Cheney remark, considering how brazen this administration is, I wouldn't expect Cheney to lift a finger in an incident like this. I would expect more of "whew, someone finally took the thorn out of my backside" attitude.

I expect more reprisals against those who express strong dissent and reasoning against the powers that be. Be prepared.

FTW admin said...

from carolyn baker:

I am not an expert on meth rings, but in this particular instance, FTW could have been an ideal cover. Mike is a longtime criminal investigator, and if he says that this was not the work of the U.S. government, I believe him. He of all people should know, having had so much painful experience with operations of the feds against him for so many years.

laberinto said...

hang in there...

buzzworm55 said...

I agree with directinfo - what better patsies than methheads? A lot of plausible deniability already built into that scenario. You're in our thoughts and prayers, FTW.

Jacob said...

I am probably just being paranoid, but why not simply torch the place if the purpose was revenge or intimidation? Perhaps someone wanted it to look like a meth ring?

Check for bugs :o)

Raviolissimo said...
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newstree said...

We are with you Mike !

Raviolissimo said...

why now ? why this week ?

as of Tuesday AM we are about 36 hours post-vandalism. perhaps a little early to render judgments about "means, motive, and opportunity".

most of us that are here are here because we respect Mike's writing & the courage that goes with it.

this is not the work of a meth gang. sure, maybe a meth gang did the dirty work, in exchange for a lifetime supply of Sudafed.

last week Mike published documents whereby the SEC and Negroponte confer, "we will fudge the accounting for American corporations for national security reasons at our discretion".

that's the kind of truth-telling that the powers that be don't like.

i just priced a video security system for friends that are getting a Private Investigator treatment related to their own whistle-blowing on the medical industry. $1000 upper-limit for a system that captures at 640 x 480 @ 30 frames per second for 24 hours, then renders the file IF there is an incident, or deletes it if there is no security incident.

copy of the relevant excerpt @

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Question #2 - is the burglary a red herring ?

i believe it is appropriate to sweep for transceivers, aka bugs.

i also believe it is appropriate to dis-infect the office environs and the air-conditioning system.

it is a mistake to under-estimate the psychopathicness of Dick Cheney and his minions.

anarchyissexy said...

Mike, I just want you to know that I'm sorry about the vandalism. I wish I had the cash to help you out. But listen, I'm going to be moving to Southern Oregon soon and would love to help out and volunteer my time. I'll be sure to contact you about it when I get there. Please know that all of us are wishing you and FTW the best.

Freeyourmind said...

There are some weird groups in Southern Oregon. I wont attempt to list them but you can find info if
your interested. People seem to have this fuzzy liberal view of Oregon but I have lived here for a long time and thats only true in Portland and Eugene.
At least we know there is no meth problem in the US.
The government said so :)

Sorry to hear about the attack Mike,


Marc said...

Well gee, seems I picked a bad time to join up. I do share my doubts with some of the others about a meth ring breaking into a place just to smash up some PCs.

Anyway, I started reading the articles on FTW years ago, but I never got a subscription. Still don't have one. I haven't read Crossing the Rubicon or most of the other books about the really big picture, but I've read enough that it makes me wonder what to do. I'm currently in a community college going for an accounting degree, but I can't imagine that will be of any use when peak oil comes around and I won't be done for another year. I don't have the financial resources that most posters here seem to have and frankly I'm at a loss for what to do.

I haven't been able to find any startup groups or anything near Albuquerque, NM. The one I did persue eventually lead me to some sort of county community web site that didn't seem to have any information on when, where or even if there were any meetings.

Do I need to just drop out, get some crappy retail job and try to get what resources I can before the S hits the F? There don't seem to be that many alternatives right now. As helpful as the information here and on FTW might be all it's managed to do so far is make me worried.

Dan Dashnaw said...

The reaction to your burglary seem to gravitate between incredulity and scolding you for low security. I'm sure that you will share more details with your readership as time and circumstance permit. What is apparent to me is the tone of panic in your readers. You are "walking point" for us in a hopeful groping towards the truth. We worry about your safety.

FTW admin said...

daithi wrote:

"I do not believe that this incident was the work of the U.S. government. I do believe that this is the work of an organized meth ring that I prevented from infiltrating my business."

I didn't know that they limit themselves to cocaine.

FTW admin said...

from john ennis:

I just checked through the Medford and Ashland papers online, no mention of this is made

buzzworm55 said...

Marc, get in contact with the Earthship folks in Taos at, they might be able to give you some leads.

mandot said...

Faith and prayers for Mike and the whole FTW team. Check out a video on peak oil on youtube.

Be sure to check out demosphere. It's a little political forum run by a friend, and they need all the new members they can get.

Input and activity appreciated as always,


PS: Just about finished reading Crossing the Rubicon, after being recommended by an associate. Cheers and Kudos for that.

BubbleViewer said...

How about an intentional community? Do a search at
There are a few communities in New Mexico, in addition to the earthship people.

amon said...

To Marc (the accounting student from Albuquerque, NM),

As one who didn't study accounting, as someone who has been following FTW for some time, and as someone who comes from a do-it-your-self family, accounting is a very important skill and discipline that enables a very many other things in life.

These people that create FTW demonstrate a high degree of discipline that is brought from their many backgrounds.

A point: they never "dropped out" of anything (at least those major things that are demonstrated by their skill).

The largest message I can glean from FTW, Solari, and other books and articles, is that surviving and creating a sustainable world and happy society to live in, will require many skills. Accounting is definitely one of them!

And for Catharine Austin Fits, Franklin Sanders, the folks at Ecology Action,and myself , believe that the skill of gardening will also be an important one.

Matt Savinar said...

I run a prominent peak oil website and business and I spend about 25% of time on accounting related stuff.

Even if the federal government collapses, there will sprout up local warlords who will want their cut of folks' organic gardens. Somebody is going to have toaccount for the stuff.

So whether you keep the books for the gardners to make sure they pay the warlords the proper cut or the other way around, accounting is not as useless as you might think.



nesNYC said...

Sorry to hear about this Mike.

Nihil Matters said...


I agree with Amon. Keep going for that degree and don't worry about the "S" hitting the fan. We can not let the fear of change scare us into paralysis. An important thing to consider is that you are beginning to form an insight that is putting you far ahead of the rest of the players in the game (the ones that are not thinking ahead to Peak Oil).
Also...don't feel alone on not having many resources. Even though I offered to donate some money to help FTW back on their feet from their vandalism, I too barely scrape by week to week. I'm just very grateful that there are people out there like the FTW team...we've all got to help each other sometimes, Marc. Hang in there man! ;)

On to another subject...

As far as the vandalism goes...I'm going to put some faith in Mr. Ruppert. We don't have enough information to start formulating theories. Now I'm not one to put anything past the government, but I know there are far easier ways to destroy data. It could even be done without entering the building. This seems like it was meant to be a message more than anything else. I could understand why a meth ring would want to infiltrate Rupperts' presence in the community. Think about it...he has broke open vast drug rings. I've heard on the street, more than once, that you should keep your friends close but your enemies closer. If you were running a drug ring wouldn't you want an inside scoop if an investigative journalist had anything on you? I would. I'm sure Mike will have some juicy information for us all in no time.
I'm glad that no one was harmed during the event. I am hoping that this motivates the FTW team to make daily back-ups of their data and store them in a secure location. Due to the sensitive nature of their work, I'm sure that they don't want to just leave their data floating around several different online servers.

ps: Hehehe...but you might as well sweep the place for bugs...just in case, Mike! ;)

peaknzoil said...

could be a few people in the town don't like what FTW are doing either. Didn't the local rag write an article criticizing mike soon after they moved into town?

Gail said...

I was sitting at the computer when this was announced on Carolyn Baker's site. I think security is an issue for FTW, but then I think it will be for us all, sooner or later. When you talk about the Warlords coming to get their "take", I am reminded of one of my favorite movies, Kevin Costner's "The Postman". Its a good hollywood way to think about what life may be like. Its worth a look. The movie is desperate but also has some humor in it. We all need to keep some humor going through all this.

However, there is no humor about someone breaking in and using violence to stop FTW's operation, but they must be crazy if they know this is Mike's business, considering his background and persistance in the face of obvious threat.

Regarding gardening, as I dissect what appears to be a relatively simple skill like plopping a tomato plant in the indeed is more complex when you eliminate all the petro-benefits. Starting by understanding the needs of the soil, how to make it a good growing medium, checking Ph, planning to compost or whatever is needed to keep the soil quality. Where's your water coming from? From there to getting the best seeds with high yield, resistance to diseases and pests, how to handle those in whatever part of the country you live...then doing the planting, supporting the growth of your food, harvesting and utilizing as much of the plant as possible. Seed harvesting and storage is a new one. It has been so simple to just go to the store or order online. My garden this year is somewhat experimental, in that I am planting in Florida in different conditions than I an used to. Its a good time to begin that experiment, even if you are doing it in containers on your condo porch!

FTW admin said...

MySolarVillage has left a new comment on your post "Urgent Message From Mike Ruppert":

Make sure you get plenty of security cameras...

I have a friend here in Austin Steve at

they have ALL kinds of video cameras and recorders...

some that don't even look like cameras....

and offsite replication of critical data is also important...

this was done to send a MESSAGE, the next message may not be as kind to the human body...

keep wearing that BPV

my solar village

Matt Savinar said...

I had $1,000 or so worth of peak oil books stolen from my front porch but I don't think it was anything organized. I had left them out there, boxed up and ready to ship to my new fullfillment office and when the post lady got here they were gone! They were each about 50 pounds so it's not like they were easy to run off with. (I live on a busy street btw)

There were a whole bunch of copies of The Partys Over, the End of Suburbia and some of Catherine Austin Fitss; stuff. So I guess if the local methocracy (meth cartel plus theocracy) starts a solari circle, I'll know who took my books.

I think it was just local yahoos, not organized crime. I had left a solar powered radio out there a year ago and it got stolen also, although that made more sense since it had a handle and was easy to run off with. Big boxes of books are more difficult to take.

I should have left a picture of my "blindingly white ass of doom" inside the boxes. That woulda learned em.



Stuart said...


Come to Canada.

The America that was is no longer and hasn't been for a long time.

My American friends are among the very best I have. They share the values and principles that made America great. Your government has stolen that from you. It does not speak for the Americans I know.
You do. You also speak for many non Americans.

Come to Canada. I fear for you and your FTW crew. I know that you want your country back but I despair that it was sold to Disney and Coca-Cola years ago.

You need a safer plac eot get thye word out. Canada is one of the most "wired" countries on the planet. Get the word out from here for a while.

I do not want you to abandon your homeland but Canada might be a harbour in this current storm.

You have friends here.
God Bless you and God help America.

Marc said...

Well, thanks for the words of encouragement and the tip about There's a group forming here and while it looks like exactly the sort of thing that would help out, there is a 1,000 dollar entrance fee. Ick. Might have to see if I can do a part-time thing for next semester to raise some cash. I do actually have enough in savings to lay down that kind of money right now but..well, that'd be about half of it. Still, at least it's a lead. Or a lifeline, if things get bad.

Dennis from Oregon said...

Why do you refuse to publish my comments??

Thanks, Dennis

directinfo said...

I agree with Matt Savinar on the warlord thing... that is our future in the States.

I went to the Ukraine last summer. Wow, those Taxi drivers love to talk about the local mafia.

We drove all over the place visiting wineries with taxi drivers yapping on an on about all of the warlord castes and tactics.

My wife speaks Russian so I got to understand the nuances of it all.

One thing stood out clear: everybody pays. That is the law. Like Matt said, even an organic garden... Hell, the old lady selling sunflower seeds was hassled for not paying! That was one of the stories. Her son stood up for her and was shot. Ha ha... there was even a caste of criminals covering sales of sunflower seeds by the bus stop.

Sorry for making light of the incident. It isn't the loss of life that is funny it is the level to which humans can go in order to live off of someone else's work.

Anyway, as structures breakdown, that stuff is coming our way. From the looks of things, more sooner than later.

FTW admin said...

comments are generally edited or rejected either on legal grounds or because they violate the ground rules laid out by mike in his introduction. i don't remember the specific reasons in individual cases.

btw some comments are arriving in duplicate, triplicate and quadruplicate. if anyone knows why this is, please enlighten me.

andie1 said...

Keep telling the truth mike.
Don`t let em beat ya.
From ,Andrew in Australia
P.S yell out when ya need a donation,cheers mate

directinfo said...

btw some comments are arriving in duplicate, triplicate and quadruplicate. if anyone knows why this is, please enlighten me.

When new folks at hit the "Publish" button repeatedly, this is the issue.

FTW admin said...

To Dennis from Oregon:

I've found your comment. It's interesting and helpful and I immediately sent it to FTW staff who were available at the time, saying I'd save it for Mike when he's back online. But there are legal reasons why it was inadvisable to publish it. Thank you greatly for your insights!!

FTW admin said...

from Carolyn Baker:

Hi Marc. I understand your frustration about living in Albuquerque and not having a sense of community. I live in the Las Cruces area and have even less of a sense of community. Although that's frustrating, I've found that my community doesn't have to be local. I have a website which I'd like you to know about: I publish the latest news stories on it--especially those connected with Peak Oil, climate change, and economic collapse. Subcription is free. Please visit my site, and if you want to talk more, contact me at: Please do try to read Rubicon. It's the best "map" on earth.

Carolyn Baker

Anne said...

Hey all,

I am not waiting for a call for donations. There is no doubt in my mind that funds are needed to repair the damage. My check is on the way.

I am a long time follower/advocate of FTW, and would not be where I am without them.


JMC said...

Very sorry, Mike, about the burgulary. I think I fall half-way between the methheads did it and the government did it. It's doubtful FTW is considered enough of a threat for the personal treatment from Homeland Security, et al., but it is enough of an annoyance to the Powers That Be that hassling you on the cheap--through, say, a meth ring--is very plausable. So I don't think government maleficence can be ruled out.

As to those of you who think warlords are just around the corner and giving them crops will help us live in harmony:

What's the matter with you? Do you have any idea what you are suggesting? What type of lifestyle that entails? If we have warlords, we also have serfdom, torture, rape and terrorism on a daily, local scale. How dare you frighten people with this admittedly very possible future and then follow it up with a shrug of inevitable acquiescence?

Among the many skills and resources we need to prepare for a post-peak world, including gardening, wood/metal crafts and animal husbandry, are community organization, weapons for community defense and physical strength. A collection of organized functioning communites able to defend themselves is the best deterent to the rise of warlords. Healthy strong individuals willing and able to fight when they need to is the best deterent to the abuses warlords would bring.

A special note to women: in a post peak world equality can only be maintained by pulling equal weight in work. It is time to stop being afraid of getting "too big muscles" in the gym because you will need all the strength you can get. There is no reason you cannot be as strong as a man your size. And if you think I'm blowing smoke, I am a 5'6" female, 165lbs with 14" biceps(flexed) and I dead-lift 240lbs. That was done in three years, lifting an average of three times a week, an hour and a half at a time.(More info? Download the PDF file at my Yahoo group, Artemis Fitness) And, no, I'm not a lesbian.

I appologize for the off thread rant, but this always comes up when someone--usually male--suggests inevitable horribleness in the post-peak world. (Yes, a world dominated by warlords is horrible.) If they thought they personally would be abused by warlords, they'd be a little less blaze about the concept and instead be suggesting preventives right quickly, mate.

Thank you, Stuart, for your Canadian invite. I fear you are right--America that was, is no more. But stay or leave, where ever you live, live like humans, not serfs. And to those who think we need to accept the inevitableness of evil bastards ruling over over us in a Mad Max future:

Bugger that--I want a better world.

FTW admin said...

Thank you JMC. That's a rousing comment.

Some of the comments you refer to were written in the event of particular scenarios; they didn't intend to imply the writer would submit to a warlord without a fight.

Also I doubt that the women who frequent this site are worried about over-developed muscles. But your own transformation is inspiring.

Matt Savinar said...


You want to go "mano a womano" in the deadlifting?

I've deadlifted 405 for 10 clean (no bounce) repetions.

And no, I'm not a queer.

As far as weapons are concerend, I advise people to forget about womanizing heroes like Martin Luther King and instead look to gun-toting ones such as Harriet Tubman who ALWAYS had a gun on her.

In fact, if somebody tried to turn back she'd point it at their heads and say, "dead negroes tell no tales."

How's that for "sustainable"?




Matt Savinar said...

BTW, that bow and arrow carrying woman in the Mad Max film was pretty bad ass. She'd be welcome in the apocalyptic religious cult . . . I mean "multi cultural ecocommune" that I'm starting.

Back to the topic at hand which is FTW's safety:


I think you need to take a lesson from Qaddfi's handbook and get yourself a cadre of totally bad ass yet stylishly dressed female bodyguards:

I'd be glad to help you with the interview/selection process if you decide to go this route.



JMC said...

It's not a contest, Matt. I've been at it three years; you've been at it, what, 5yrs? 10yrs? Anyone who puts in the time and the training will get there. We are all stronger when we are all stronger.

BTW, Mike, I'm a regular reader of orcinus, David Neiwart's blog. I hear he's looking to get back into journalism but isn't sure where to go. His focus is analyzing right-wing extremists groups and their corrupting effects on current politics. Maybe there might be a place at FTW?

A peon said...

I was just sitting here cruising down the information superhighway when I found an article you might see on FTW's stories from around the world.Read here

Marc said...

Ran across this as a potential energy source.

As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. However, I have yet to hear FTW weigh in on this process imparticular.

drowssap said...

this little conversation sure has taken a turn for the interesting

flacko's braveheart said...


Thanks for the ‘special note’ on equality! I spent 14 months in a South African prison, for contempt in the face of the court. It occurred during my ‘terrorist’ criminal trial (Charge: bomb threat to the local international airport, shutting it down for a couple of hours). The Magistrate and Prosecutor were ‘hard of hearing,’ endlessly and I finally wasn’t going to put up with their BS. I said “F*&k You”, very loudly to the Magistrate about 7 times, with the one finger sign. (Yes, they listened after that! I got a suspended sentence for the bomb threat and Malicious damage to State Property).

I am white (my former husband is African American, and has been doing time in CA’s prisons since 1982). I was deported from the USA in March 2002.
I was the only ‘white woman’ in prison, and no the mass-media’s ‘rainbow forgiveness nation’ don’t exist in South African prisons -- understandably.

To tell the truth, it was not my big muscles (I don’t have many, being more into yoga and flexibility) that kept me alive, because twice I was assaulted, and twice the individuals who assaulted me – had the entire room (about 32 enthusiastic other rather violent women, most of them in for murder, and definitely lesbian while in prison, etc.) for back up, and twice the assaulters simply walked away.

It was not my ‘muscles’ they feared, it was ‘my lack of fear’.

When they hit me, I simply stood my ground, was totally present in my entire body, every single nerve ending was alive, and I stepped forward looking deep into her eyes, not with anger, but just totally calm and without any tonal aggression, and said, “Are you done now, or do you want to hit me again?”

Another time I was told, they had it in for me – the AWB F&**&*G BOER’. I was going to be their upcoming weekend entertainment. So, the next morning I informed the guard I was going to do some spiritual practicing in the yard, while the other’s had breakfast (from where they could see me). I took with me a bottle, to a little patch of grass in the middle of the yard. There I got totally naked, and pissed into the bottle, then I turned East and rubbed the urine all over me, and sat down to meditate for about 10 minutes. The prisoners and guards went ballistic, screaming, laughing and not knowing what to do. I totally ignored them, just calmly meditating. Afterwards I got up, got dressed, went and had a shower and went to breakfast as if nothing happened. They all thought I was stir crazy (which at times I have been, but for good reasons, even if not ‘at first glance’), and for the rest of my 13 months, I was entirely left alone by the prison population, except a few who ‘befriended’ the crazy whitey. Later before I left I was told, I was a 'whitey' who wasn't scared of them, but not cause I was willing to use violence to intimidate and oppress them! Hmmm!

In the end – I was their ‘entertainment’, but on my terms! I set the prison on fire, and for that I got 3 days in maximum security in the men’s section, handcuffed 24/7, as well as both legs chained to the bed, with no mattress. Interesting that was!

Mike will attest to this: No amount of intellectualising about ‘hardship’ or ‘struggle’ or ‘adversity’ can bring you close to the wisdom that experiencing it, and confronting it with open arms, during the experience (not running away from it, or attempting to avoid it with drugs, denial, etc) can.

You are on this planet to 'grow your soul' and capitalism and 'comfort' ain't gonna do it in 1 million lifetimes! Only adversity is going to!

These days if any of my fellow prisoners see me on the street, they laugh, call over to me, and come and say hi.

Perhaps that may not be a bad idea for preparing for post peak. Post Peak 101: Go spend a couple of weeks or months in the slammer, and get some ‘street-smarts’, not to mention some contacts! Mike can confirm, when I first moved into Oakland ghetto, I was the only white for blocks. They all thought I was an undercover cop! Months later, they were ‘Hey white trash!, how ya doin?’ I’d be ‘Hey Nigger, Get yo lousie black stinking ass in here’!

With that. Mike, Canada is helluva cold. Africa be a bit warmer on your crowned jewels, if you gotta do some naked meditations, for the meth crowd! :-)

For everyone else: Instead of seeing Peak as some horrible future, imagine it as an evolutionary challenge, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and physically. To tell the truth, I look forward to it. It’s gonna be one heck of an adventure, and if I don’t make it all the way through (physically). Hey, guys, become a Buddhist, you’ll have another life to do it all over again! So, if I don’t seeya down in the African sunshine (all welcome! to this eco-commune), I’ll see you in our next life, or next, or next! :-) Big FTW HUG!

drowssap said...

i'd also like to take a second and turn my normally sarcastic and dry sense of aloof humor into something brief and to the point for all of you individually and as a group since there seems to be several of you here who i have learned from and/or am in the process of learning from. i sit in the distance and pay attention to what you say, i listen, i see, i read, i learn ... but i rarely chime in to say anything and now i want to say thank you.

if you stay true to yourself and those who you choose to have surrounding you there will always be light at the end of this dark tunnel we all look down. it takes a curious and enlightened person to begin the process of accepting facts for what they are and addressing them naturally as a human being. i hope all of you stay true to whatever cause you deem important and i can guarantee you there will always be someone to pick up where you leave off.

times are tough and we haven't even started yet. i want to thank you guys singularly and all together for facing the daunting tasks you face and allowing me to sponge off of your knowledge.



FTW admin said...

Bruce Eggum has left a new comment on your post "Urgent Message From Mike Ruppert":

I think this is more than a meth ring. I did a google on my name and my personal information From The Wilderness is the first thing that comes up. I would like it off the web! Perhaps others have been "published" also. Bruce

Tigahs said...

Where is a newspaper article about this?

If this occurred why isn't it being reported? What is going on?

murph said...


I'm with you on arming women. Be a bunch less violence against them if they were armed and competant. My wife carries more than I do and I encourage it. A large percentage of women in this area go armed also.


You have my admiration. I agree, mental preparation is is the biggest part of getting ready.

zeeland said...

Those that distribute meth are the government.

A peon said...

Well,sorry guys.You can disregard the link I provided seeing as it no longer leads to the same article.I guess it changes daily.If you still want to see it,search for the Wednesday,June 28,2006 White House Briefing by Dan Froomkin,special to the Washington Post.It was an article about a program called SWIFT,and the article New York Times published that Bush and Cheney are so mad about exposing their dirty little hands in the cookie jar.

maebrussel said...

In southern Oregon, you need to unite with the wise ones with the long dreadlocks who have known about corrupt government, and the Babylon system's Fall for a long time. Go to the Ruch Barter Fair, and never have anything to do with speed freaks. Good Luck

Leigh McKeirnan said...

The person that lives in Canada that invited us to come up there:
Where abouts do you live? I have alwasy loved the big trees. Still I fear now that Canada is under our military umbrella, not sure what you call it, the alliance that FTW reproted covers US, Canada and Mexico, they may be equally susceptible to failure? Still the more I see and hear here.....and the scenery is so beautiful there....

Raviolissimo said...

here's an article about the Barter Fair

and another

interesting to see the perspective of the 2 papers. the mailtribune paints the Fair as "counterculture."

Raviolissimo said...

Raviolissimistically speaking ...

i was reviewing Mike's September 9,2001 economics warning, which explains derivatives as much as my Sierra Mist soaked brain can Grok them today, highly leveraged investments, in the range of 100 to 600 debt-to-principal ratios.

OK, that much i can comprehend.

the URL for the article & FTW economic warning.

now one of the facets of the 9-11 spectacle was the removal of gold reserves from, i believe, the Bank of Canada vaults.

at that time, JP Morgan was involved in about $15 Trillion worth of derivatives.

acknowledged, i am hypothesizing that gold is now stored in a vault somewhere as a tool with which to push the domino's around, as the vulnerability of the derivatives bubble to popping becomes more and more evident. (200 day moving average for oil ... $71 ?)

this is a world that doesn't involve a lot of people. per capita, each player is controlling Billions. if money represents energy ~ it's not un-realistic to think that the speculation on top of speculation on top of speculation (on top of speculation ?) that derivatives represent ~ is more virtual than Lara Croft.

re. Canadian gold being used to secure the derivatives bubble - it assumes a LIHOP 9-11, which is factually un-assailable.

did i miss that fact or was it indeed Bank of Canada gold that was lost when the WTC buildings 1 2 7 came down ?

Raviolissimo said...

"Canadian gold being used to secure the derivatives bubble" - oops, this assumes a MIHOP 9-11, foreknowledge that the building in which the vault was housed would be coming down. and, perhaps, that no one would be given a chance to study the physical evidence for residues of a demolished bank vault containing tons of gold.

plaiche said...

Buffett is all over derivatives in other recent pieces too:

keikciena said...

Smash computers with sledgehammer? Isn't that kind of noisy? Your office is in the middle of the forest or something? No security?
It's all very strange.
If you want to mess up somebody's computers, it would be much easier, quieter, just as fast, and more interesting, to just open up the cases and take out the hard drives. Pop them in a bag and you're out. Only a screwdriver required.
So the intention was... to make a lot of noise??
I would call this an Act Of Terror, because the motive seems to be to cause fear, rather than steal money or information.

Raviolissimo said...

here's an interesting article on the "tracert" command (let's you see, supposedly, if your traffic is being routed through one of the NSA's splitter rooms).

"Tuesday, 27 June 2006
The Newbie's Guide to Detecting the NSA

It's not surprising that an expert hired by EFF should produce an analysis that supports the group's case against AT&T. But last week's public court filing of a redacted statement by J. Scott Marcus is still worth reading for the obvious expertise of its author, and the cunning insights he draws from the AT&T spy documents. "


With that in mind, here's the 27B Stroke 6 guide to detecting if your traffic is being funneled into the secret room on San Francisco's Folsom street.

If you're a Windows user, fire up an MS-DOS command prompt. Now type tracert followed by the domain name of the website, e-mail host, VoIP switch, or whatever destination you're interested in. Watch as the program spits out your route, line by line.

C:\> tracert

1 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms
7 11 ms 14 ms 10 ms []
8 13 12 19 ms []
9 18 ms 16 ms 16 ms
10 88 ms 92 ms 91 ms []
11 88 ms 90 ms 88 ms []
12 89 ms 97 ms 89 ms []
13 89 ms 88 ms 88 ms []
14 102 ms 93 ms 112 ms
15 94 ms 94 ms 93 ms
16 * * *
17 * * *
18 * *

In the above example, my traffic is jumping from Level 3 Communications to AT&T's network in San Francisco, presumably over the OC-48 circuit that AT&T tapped on February 20th, 2003, according to the Klein docs.

The magic string you're looking for is If it's present immediately above or below a entry, then -- by Klein's allegations -- your packets are being copied into room 641A, and from there, illegally, to the NSA.

- - -

just tried it. Hmmm. Is Santa Claus watching ? (from his melting glacier home)

Jacob said...

i just tried a tracert

The line you mentioned were nowhere to be found but one did stand out: []

Fema? Most likely just a coincident or perhaps some sort of normal screening is taking place. No idear - just found it interesting.

NKasi said...

Mike, Sorry to hear about the break in and good luck with the investigation. I don't know anything about your personal living situation or Southern Oregon but I do know that living outside of the "comfort" and "security" of mainstream culture can result in strange neighbors. Thanks for all of your work and look forward to hearing more news! peace

Majestic said...

Hellow Lara,
I remember you from the "Disclosure Project" days- wanted to say I'm glad to see a fellow traveller is still on the road...


Raviolissimo said...


can someone provide a link or links that describe what happened to the gold contained in WTC vaults ? just looking for honest reportage that identifies fact as fact, hypothesis as hypothesis, etc.

when i do a search for "9-11 canada gold" i just get a forest of links, too many to wade through.

thanks !

FTW admin said...

from Larabraveheart:

Effecting an experiential paradigm “I” to ‘i’ shift to viewing Post Peak as an exiting adventure….

The following mosaic is a combination of my own perspective, which i blend into a ‘literal mosaic,’ adapting the writings of other experts [1] to [4] on the issue to fit the aforementioned ‘theme’.

Consider the following parable:

Once upon a time, a group of brain cells calling themselves “I”’ debated the relative importance of the rest of the body. Some suggested that the body was dispensable. "After all", said one, "we are the only cells in the body that know that we know things"…."Why just think of the awesome accomplishments we are capable of!". And they all thought... thinking that they were separate from and superior to the rest of body. [1]

Occasionally a brain cell (calling itself ‘i’) would realize that it was one with the entire body; but it was usually martyred trying to tell the others about this good news. You see, the “I” brain cells had convinced themselves that they were destined to leave the body and dwell in a place called heaven. They also assumed that the rest of the body, and ‘i’ brain cells who were at one with the body, were not really alive at all, they were just an inexhaustible supply of "resources" for the benefit of the brain. Needless to say, the health of the body worsened by the day and was soon on the verge of dying. [1]

Do “I” exist? [2]

Some clues from science. The most obvious (and scary) conclusion from modern neuroscience is that there is simply no one (i.e. an “I”) inside my or your brain. The more we learn about the way the brain functions the less it seems to need a central controller, a little person inside, a decider of decisions or an experiencer of experiences, an “I”. “I” am simply a fiction, - part of the story my brain tells itself about a self (me) within [2]

Why do “I” believe in a self that does not exist? [2]

In the same way as my body is the result of gene replication, my mind’s thoughts are as a result of meme replication. My brain is the unwitting host to an enormous baggage of both useful and useless, some even harmful meme-complexes. One of those is the concept of ‘self’, “I”, “myself”! [2]

What is a meme?

The meme is a unit of information (or instruction for behaviour) stored in a brain and passed on by imitation from one brain to another. Dawkins (The Selfish Gene) gave examples; ideas, tunes, scientific theories, religious beliefs, clothes fashions, skills. [2]

Why do I say that my ‘self’ is a meme-complex? [2]

The concept of “I”: works the same way as other meme-complexes. Like other meme-complexes, the idea of “I” had a good reason for being installed in the first place, and as all things is not entirely un-useful. It is with language that “I” really got going, and where “I” appeared. With language i could unite a whole host of memes and call them ‘my’ beliefs, desires and opinions. Once “I” was in place, and installed, the memes “I” chose as my beliefs, ideas and opinions, were the ones, which mutually supported that “I” exist. Any and all ideas that got into my brain – that became ‘my’ ideas, were winners, and ‘I’ got quite attached to quite allot of them, “my” opinions became winners, survivors! Before “I” knew it, “I”’ was a vast conglomerate of successful memes. Of course there was, nor is no “I” who ‘has’ opinions. [2]

So, in such a way the whole complex of “I”, “me” “mine” became resistant to evidence that “I” did not actually exist! [2]

The “I” concept is obviously a nonsense when ‘i’ think about it. Yes there is a body that says the words ‘I believe in being nice to people,’ and there is a body that is (or is not) nice to people, but there is not the body doing the actions of speaking and doing, as well as the ‘self’ who ‘has’ the belief. (They are one – ‘i’). [2]

Now “I” have a radically new idea of ‘Who i Am’. “I” am really, ‘i’ - just a temporary conglomeration of ideas, moulded together for their own protection. The body typing these words is a creation of temporary gene-complexes, which although unique, the genes themselves all came from previous creatures, and will, if i reproduce, go on into future creatures. The mind in this body is a creation of temporary meme-complexes, which although unique, the memes themselves came from previous creatures, and will, when ‘i’ speak, write or communicate, go into future creatures. That’s all. [2]

For a long time “I” did not see it this way. “I” believed there really was ‘someone’ inside to do the ‘believing’, and really someone who needed to be protected. This is the illusion, this is the meme-dream from which “I” woke up, and became ‘i’ again. [2]

Once i started to think this way a truly frightening prospect opened up. “I” had become used to thinking of ‘my body’ as biological organisms created by evolution. Yet “I” still liked to think of ‘myself’ as something more. “I” was in charge of my body, “I”’ ran the show, “I”’ decide which ideas to believe in and which to reject. But did “I” really? Once ‘I” began to think about selfish memes, it became possible that ‘my ideas’ were in my head, not because “I” really ‘existed,’ but purely because they were successful memes, convincing ‘i’ that I am more, ‘i’ am “I”. [2]

All ‘i’ really am is the product of two blind replicators, genes and memes. [2]

All those thoughts that are filling my head, are simply memes that happen to be successfully exploiting my brain-ware at the moment. ‘i’ can noticing these meme’s buzzing through my brainware, but ‘i’ don’t have to get attached to them, as somehow defining ‘me’. They are just meme’s, all have the capability of being useful or useless, in the moment, depending on the circumstances. [2]

The problem was that “I” didn’t see it this way. “I”’ believed there really was ‘someone’ inside, ‘me,’, “I”, who did all the believing, and who needed to be ‘protected’. [2]

The range of what “I” thought and did

was limited by what “I”’ failed to notice.

And because “I” failed to notice

that “I” do not exist

there was little “I” could do

to change;

Once i noticed,

that “I” do not exist,

i could be here and now,

without any “I” baggage of rules and shoulds.

“I” no longer shaped the range of what ‘i’ think or do.

i do, and “I” be damned,

now shapes the range of what i think and do.

(An adaptation of the poem by R.D. Laing)

Mike said it – paraphrased as – its how we think about something before we think about it.

Margaret Mitchell explained it thus:

Until you’ve lost your reputation (ego),

You never realize what a burden

It was or what freedom really is.

As ‘i’ identify less and less with the "I" ‘i’ am more at ease with everybody and with any future life may bring. ‘i’ am no longer afraid of being hurt or not liked. ‘i’ no longer desire to impress anyone. ‘i’ relish in the relief that ‘i’ don't have to impress anybody anymore. Happiness beyond my wildest “I” dreams! ‘i’ no longer feel the need or the compulsion to explain things anymore. ‘i’ don’t require apologies anymore. ‘i’d much rather someone say “‘i’ve come awake," than hear them say, "I'm sorry." [3]

Why would ‘i’ demand an apology? Even if someone supposedly was mean to me, the truth is: Nobody was mean to me. Somebody was mean to what he or she thought was ‘I’, but not to ‘i’. Nobody ever rejects you or me; they're only rejecting what they think you or ‘i’ am. But that cuts both ways. Nobody ever accepts you or me either. Until people come awake, they are simply accepting or rejecting their image of you, their idea of who you are, the “I” you are being to impress them, or gain their favour. Their “I” has fashioned an image of you, and their “I” is rejecting or accepting that. Their ‘i’ couldn’t care less, and accepts your ‘i’ as he or she is, because essentially they are ‘one’ with all there is. [3]

One of the main discoveries of meditation, is ‘i’ noticing how “I” struggles to relinquish her illusionary control, based on all her ‘should’s’ for impressing everyone so “I” can be revered. [4]

The idea isn’t to get rid of “I” but actually to begin to take an interest in ‘i’, to investigate and be inquisitive about ‘i’. The ground for our curiosity is ‘i’, noticing “I”, and how “I”” continually wishes to run away from the present moment, how “I” wants to avoid being here just as ‘i’ am. [4]

That’s not considered to be a problem; the point is TO SEE IT. [4]

Loving kindness to ourselves doesn’t mean getting rid of “I” or anything, we can still be stir-crazy, angry, timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness. It’s not about trying to change, and be better, it’s about befriending who we – ‘i’ - already are, but who “I” is in denial about, and wants to run away from confronting, pretending to be anything but. [4]

As we ‘i’ notices “I” and – in that noticing “I” becomes less attached to thinking that the best way to live is to try and avoid pain and just try to get comfortable, a much more interesting, kind, adventurous and joyful approach to life develops. ‘i’ no longer cares whether the object of her inquisitiveness is bitter or sweet. ‘i’ leads a life that goes beyond pettiness and prejudice and always wanting to make sure everything turns out on “I”’s terms. ‘i’ begins to lead a more passionate, full and delightful life, realizing that ‘i’ can endure a lot of pain and pleasure for the sake of experimenting with ‘i’’s various responses to the experiences life bring, and for the pleasure of finding out who ‘i’ is in various circumstances and what this world is, how ‘i’ ticks and how the whole universe just is. [4]

If “I” is committed to comfort at any cost, dictating responses based on “I” meme-complexes based on various political, religious dogma’s, rather than who ‘i’ is in the moment, as soon as “I” comes up against the least edge of pain, she runs away, and “I” never gets to know what’s beyond that particular barrier or wall or fearful thing. ‘i’ however can notice “I” frantically wanting to run away, but ‘i’ can simply ignore “I”’s ranting, and stay, face and confront the pain, without judgement, simply right here, in the moment, with curiosity and openness. [4]

With such a paradigm shift, not only is Post Peak an adventure, every moment, every conversation, every day, every dream, every tear, laugh, scream, holler, silence, listen, speak, is an adventure. Every moment is priceless.

There is only one way in which every being is equal. Every being from King, to beggar or murderer has 24 hours a day, no more, no less.

Only those who are afraid to live fully and passionately in the here and now, need eternal-life-in-a-bootlicker-sycophant’s-paradise in some obscure future.

“The universe holds it’s breath as we choose, instant by instant, which pathway to follow; for the universe, the very essence of life itself, is highly conscious. Every act, thought and choice adds to a permanent mosaic; our decisions ripple through the universe of consciousness to affect the lives of all. Lest this idea by considered either merely mystical or fanciful, let’s remember that fundamental tenet of the new theoretical physics: Everything in the universe is connected with everything else [I]. “

“Our choices reinforce the formation of powerful M-fields, which are the attractor patterns that influence others whether we wish them to or not. [II] Every act or decision we make that supports life supports ALL life, including our own. The ripples we create return to us – this, which may once have seemed a metaphysical statement, is no established as scientific fact [III]. “

“Everything in the universe constantly gives off an energy pattern of a specific frequency that remains for all time and can be read by those who know how. Every word, deed, and intention creates a permanent record. Every thought is known and recorded forever. There are no secrets; nothing is hidden, nor can it be. Our spirits stand naked in time for all to see – everyone’s life, finally, is accountable to the universe.”

[I] Bohm, D, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, 1982,

[II] Sheldrake, R, A New Science of Life, Essay in New Scientist, and ‘Formative Causation’, Interview in Brain/Mind Bulletin, 1981,

[III] ‘Test Supports Sheldrake Theory,’ Brain/Mind Bulletin 8:15m September 12, 1983.

--- Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behaviour, by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., page 148 – 149.

“I” think’s she is separate from other “I’s” and unconsciously reacts to life, based upon that precept.

‘i’ knows she is connected to all other ‘i’s’ and, consciously creates life based upon that precept.


‘i’ = D.M.W. (Lara Croft’s Dead Man Walking!!! ;-))

“I” = W.M.D. (in more ways than one!)

[1] Stories within Stories, by Michael Dowd (

[2] Waking from the Meme Dream: Paper presented at The Psychology of Awakening: International Conference on Buddhism, Science and Psychotherapy, Dartington, 7 – 10 November 1996, by Dr. Susan Blackmore, Department of Psychology, Univ. of West of England.

[3] Compassion, by Anthony de Mello – Jesuit Priest

[4] Wisdom of No Escape, by Peman Chodron (


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amon said...


I give you a bow.

You have brought together and shared something interesting. Twice now.


Matt Savinar said...

Can somebody translate what Larabraveheart wrote into English?



FTW admin said...

larabraveheart's work with that submission seems to lie largely with compiling it rather than writing it. but it must have taken a fair amount of reading to have come up with quotes that flow into each other like that.

having read the passage once, i'd say it was an answer to descartes' 'i think, therefore i am.'

the answer is: 'no you're not. anyway, you're not unique. you just think you are and have gathered evidence that you think proves you are.'

however, the ultimate intent of the passage is to reassure rather than put down.

amon said...

I would like to say that Larabraveheart’s posting is more reminiscent of what is presented in “What the Bleep Do We Know?”

That is that the universe is not simple and clear cut. We are not simple, clear cut, or isolated beings of thought onto our selves (the "I"s). But complex and inter connected to every "thing" and every "one".

Her piece is saying that "memes" are defining us (or have defined us), and that we are not individual "I"s that can be separated from the whole.

The movie puts forth that the entire universe into which we find ourselves is composed of only intention, or potential, and empty space. The intentions or potentials manifest themselves, as mater in the form of something simple like water, ice, rock, sunlight, and in the form of something complex like trees, fungus, bees, humans. That every “thing” has an influence to(onto) another, examples are gravity which is related to mass and emotional states or thoughts that one holds about them selves or others. And how emotional states have influence on the world/universe physically.

The example given is Dr. Masaru Emoto’s pictures of the influence of emotional intent or thoughts directed at water.

An illustration of the “i”, interrelated and interconnected to the “rest”.


FTW admin said...

larabraveheart writes:


Hi…. Thanks.. yeah, still around, still nutty and loving life.. you? ;-)


If you see the Buddha on the Road… Kill Him! ;-)

Larabraveheart then writes a long response to Matt, but Lara, could you please send that to him via his website? The conversation is getting way too off track for us. Many thanks!!!!

Gail said...

For the record I increasingly do not think it is a coincidence that FTW is down for more than a week, as a result of someone's obvious need to make a statement with violence. As we all know, FTW provides us with very up-to-date important incidents, events and stories which help connect the dots. During this down week, I have been surfing the web quite a lot to see what was going on out there. It seems to me that Company B is moving a lot of things around just under the radar right now. I just finished reading a piece on Truthout that the technical libraraies for EPA are shutting down because of a 2 mill budget cut. Odd things like this are happening in abundance, as though things are standing on the edge of a deep ravine, and ready to fall. I am not just talking about the FED and the stock market. Its like a lot of things are shifting in preparation all at once. Is anyone else picking up the same feeling? A big thank you to Carolyn Baker, Catherine Austin Fitts and Matt Savinar for keeping many of these stories accessible to us! Mike, we need you to be up ASAP! A wish, not a demand! Does anyone know if there will be another teleconference this coming Tuesday?

Ignatius Riley said...

Adding to what Gail said, there are definitely some dots that need connecting. They show a steady buildup to something big and include but are not limited to:

1) Orwell releases 1984

2) Speaking as always in abstractions, Stephen Hawking says that for mankind to prevail he must soon move to another planet. (I personally want to thank him for giving me a heads-up. I was planning on leaving soon anyway.)

3) Ruppert publishes his 4th Economic Alert

4) In an act of terrorism, FTW headquarters are vandalized/burglarized.

5) Yesterday, Wayne Madsen, who has been meticulously tracking the large-scale and systematic identity theft that nobody else is covering, reported:

"A former top Defense Department official has told WMR that he fears the Bush administration will pull off another "911" before the November election. The official stated that the next 911 will be used as a pretext for shipping U.S. citizens of Middle East descent to mass detention camps, establish martial law, impose strict censorship, and finally eliminate the power of the Congress and the Supreme Court over the president. "The next 911 will be much more like the Reichstag fire in terms of creating a dictatorship," said the official."

I'm envisioning the deaths of innocents in either a blue state or a "battleground state." (That's right, Vermont, be afraid.)

5) Brazil is eliminated from the World Cup in its quarterfinal match against France and the elderly Zidane.

Somebody else connect these dots while I write a letter of complaint to Hawking.

Matt Savinar said...

You want to know the world is ending? Pay attention to BASEBALL.

Look at the follwing and tell me you don't start quaking from fear:

2003: Curse of the bambino is lifted as a boy who lives in what used to be Babe Ruth's house gets has his lip cracked open by foul ball at a Red Sox game. Red Sox comeback in the ninth innning in game 4 of the playoffs against uber-closer Maraino Rivera after being down 3 games to 0 and go on to win the World Series for the first time in 85 years.

2005: White sox win the world series.

2006: Oregon State wins the college world series.

If you follow baseball you know something is up out in the "ether."

Ever since OSU won the college world series I've been spending more and more time hiding under my bed with a shotgun, s cache of gold and a lot of canned goods cause I figure some real bad shit must be about to go down if OSU went all the way.



Matt Savinar said...

And one more thing: I just to tell Ignatius thanks for the heads up regarding Wayne Madsen's warnings. I'd post some commentary of my own but first I need to go stock up on Adavin.



Tigahs said...

why didn't my post make it up there yet?

FTW admin said...

as i responded elsewhere, posts may be rejected either on the grounds of relevance, legality or because they don't meet the criteria set out by mike ruppert in his introduction.

Tigahs said...

I think y'alls censorship policy is a bit over zealous. The denied post only questioned the validity of what happened at FTW offices; in lieu of the fact that a third party entity (other than FTW, like a local newspaper etc.) has yet to report on this.

FTW admin said...

since your more recent post has been published, we must conclude that the rejection of the previous post was based on something beyond that simple allegation.

mike has stated on this blog that when he's back online, he'll give us a fuller account of what happened. it should not come as a surprise that details are withheld while a police investigation is underway. thus i also wouldn't expect the upcoming account to contain everything one might want to know.

nolacaliente said...

Really miss FTW news alerts, very valuable and great advice for survival.

The computer smashing seems far too crude to be any kind of 'undercover' activity...almost seems juvenile or something a speedfreak might do in a delusional moment. so Mike's Meth group explanation sure seems feasible.

Hopefully, we will be getting a solid analysis on the North American Union, and the four-football-field wide highway straight up through the heart of the USA from Mexico to Canada...the first I heard of this was this week!

I am concerned because I know a major oilfield had been announced in Mexico last fall, and Canada is known to possess a major natural gas field. The NAU is supposed to be helping capitalize on these very valuable resources...

If Obrador is elected, it may be questionable if the NAU will be instituted or if it is, whether it will be instituted as planned now.

Anyway, Mike, please take care of yourself and FTW staff, maybe the trip to Canada is not such a bad idea...of course, that leaves the rest of us here.

Look forward to your resurrection!

FTW admin said...

nolacaliente -

not sure how you reached this thread but some news alerts are posted on the original blog: of course they lack the crucial element of mike's analyses.

Ignatius Riley said...

"The orginal Northwoods document from 1962, later the blueprint for 9/11, featured a reccomendation by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to sabotage a NASA flight and blame it on imagined enemies as pretext for war."

I picked this up from and thought it might be worth keeping in mind.

Note this comes on the heels of the formerly mentioned istallment of the waynemadsenreport where Wayne breaks from covering the widespread and systematic identity theft that is receiving no other coverage to tell us that "A former top Defense Department official has told WMR that he fears the Bush administration will pull off another "911" before the November election. The official stated that the next 911 will be used as a pretext for shipping U.S. citizens of Middle East descent to mass detention camps, establish martial law, impose strict censorship, and finally eliminate the power of the Congress and the Supreme Court over the president. "The next 911 will be much more like the Reichstag fire in terms of creating a dictatorship," said the official."

It also falls on the heels of Ruppert's fourth Economic Alert and the subsequent vandalism of his offices.

Meanwhile to pacify suicidal inmates at Guantanamo Bay, guards have finally consented to allow them to watch recordings of the Saudi team in the World Cup.

I for one condemn this act of psychological torture.

tomarrow said...

i feel that there is much more to this than a only a meth ring. I'm anxious to hear more.

Raviolissimo said...

could you give us some re-assurance that Mike has not been detained for "national security reasons" ?

8 days is a long time to restore 7 computers.

FTW admin said...

a couple of us have spoken to him. he didn't mention anything about being detained.

directinfo said...

I have a comment about the timing of all this.

1 - Mike's office gets pillaged by meth middlemen.

2 - Alex Jone's barely escapes detainment and arrest by Canadian secret service, an associate who met him there was threatened to have his "arms chopped off" and "sent to an eastern european torture facility"

3 - Scholars for 9/11 Truth is under Attack Member's children threatened by name, teacher's position under assault

It doesn't matter what you think of these men.

It matters that something seems to be going down on leaders of the broadly described "truth movement".

Anyone else have suspicious news related to this idea of "threatening the truth leadership"?

duff said...

I'm a doc in the southeast who has been a member of FTW for a year. My membership ran out on June 30. I am going to renew my subscription as soon as stuff is up and running again.

Is there any place to send donations to in order to help with this situation? Also, can we get updates on what is happening? In terms of rebuilding the data base etc.? Getting back online?

All of us are worried sick - at least I am worried - about the situation, the health of the staff, and what is going on. Could you guys in Oregon please share a bit?
dr. rw

FTW admin said...

thanks, doc. i too am worried but with far less justification than you since i've been in touch with ftw staff. their health seems to be fine. they're working hard, as you might imagine, to get back online. many thanks for your concern!! (that goes for everyone else too.)

Raviolissimo said...

there is a phrase, "night of the long knives", i think referring to a period or periods when dissidents were methodically "dealt with".

now, we know that we've been watching what a friend refers to as the "salami tactic", where civil rights are infringed one by one, person by person, the recent arrest of the vet wearing what was it - a shirt with a peace sign, at a VA hospital - being one example.

this is what i am wondering. are we watching a night of the long knives ?

jonyrr said...

the night of the long knives is closer than we think.
I usta do all that cool DoD komputr shcisa until I couldn't stand it any more.
I can't even engage a few former colleagues in a civilized discourse about all this without them going ultra-paranoid on me.

the riconoschuito deal is a perfect example.
he was a tame black-hat hacker-programmer until he stepped too far out of line. Now he's history.

Stay low-profile and off the radar screen, as this revolution is NOT going to be bloodless.

Marianna said...

Hey, Jenna, did anybody respond to your question about why posts seem so be coming in in duplicate or triplicate? I've noticed when I post on some of these blog sites that sometimes there's little or no confirmation that what you've submitted has actually "taken" ... maybe people are resubmitting? (I resubmitted 3 times on Feministing yesterday, because I got absolutely NO word that the submission had gone through)... Just a thought.

BTW, I haven't posted anything for a while...I wanted also to say how sorry, and concerned, I am that the attack happened.

FTW admin said...

thanks, marianna
yes someone said that people submit multiple times which was the mundane explanation i expected. so far the record number is five emails all repeating each other.

btw, ftw seems to be back online!!!!!!!!!!!

Gail said...

I just finished reading Mike's explanation of what happened and seeing the pictures of what they did to not only his office but his home. The latter is new information for me. I have to wonder whether the data on the hard drives was copied before they were destroyed. Does this mean they have our information..maybe. But I find myself to be less threatened and more concerned about safety for Mike and his family and those who are directly involved in publishing FTW. I also think this is an unusual group of people who are connected to FTW and I know everyone will help as they are able. I also know what it is like to be thraatened by the powers that be. But not to this extent. My heart goes out to those of you affected by this..Your courage and willingness to stand up no matter what happens is,I beieve,an inspiration for us, and something we will all need when the time comes. I believe that this group will find a way...internet or not. This would be a great time for a teleconference in the not too distant future. I know most of us have a lot to say.

getoned said...

I am saddened, but not surprised that this act of cowardice befell our dear friend(s) and inspired "educator" (Mike Ruppert and ftw staff). I fall in line with those persons who have expressed sadness, sorrow and distain for the perpetrators of this crime...whoever they may be.

I pray wholeheartedly that Mike and staff continues to shine the light on the darkness that is enveloping our country and world.

I also, hope Mike and staff are able to install hidden and disguised cameras in their that we ALL can get a good look at these CREEPS!

Chin up...We Love You FTW!

Ignatius Riley said...

"Those of you who have been loyal FTW fans and subscribers know of the many, many challenges we have had to face over the years. I am now 55 years old and have been fighting this fight for a long time. This is a time for a rethinking of all of our priorities. The one question I and the rest of FTW is trying to answer is how can we best serve you without experiencing the same battles again."

It might be a good idea for this discussion to start focusing on this statement.

Based on the statement, it would appear the psychological attack on FTW was effective.

There are strategies you can take that will somewhat ensure against another similar attack. But, let's face it, these bastards have the endless time and means and they probably won't quit until you quit.

That is, if the vandals are who everyone seems to think they are. Which brings up an important issue. How can you know what to do until you know who the vandals were and what their motives were? Sure it could be an attack to silence a dissident publication. It also could be an angry "source" that did this. Someone who was misquoted or something. Or someone like Mike Vreeland who nobody knows what that guy is doing now, who he now works for, who he serves and what he is doing just to stay alive.

Point should be if you are going to stay in the fight you've gotta recognize that it is what it is, a fight. So move to a more secure location with no windows, fireproof, bulletproof doors and swipecard access and surveillance cameras and have at least one staff member present at all times. On and on. Or get out while you can.

And you guys cover a lot of "spooky" stuff. Someone much wiser said to me one time something about the risks run when playing with fire.

Paracelsus said...

So sorry to hear what has happened to you all, I've read your site daily over the last four years and have been wisened up to the world and its woes more than I thought possible so I can't thank you enough for the courage and dedication you've shown in keeping it all going. Without FTW I would still be stuck in a mindset that was branded by the bullshit msm and endless propaganda pumped out by 'those in the know' (and I live in the uk) and feel an unpaid debt of gratitude to all the ftw people for what they have shown me, and the skills I now have to really understand the world and the stories that are given to explain it all.

Raviolissimo said...

sometime between the time Reagan started slashing the social welfare safety net, and 9-11, inclusive, the United States entered a period of Civil War.

when Republicans vote to take health care away from people who need health care, that's close to a death sentence.

9-11 was a death sentence, for the people who worked in the WTC, among others.

whether or not Michael Ruppert & FTW use the term "Civil War" to describe the state of the union ... i was surprised at the initial calm that accompanied FTW's move to Ashland.

my perception is that there's a few hundred or a few thousand people here who would take a bullet for Michael Ruppert.

in essence, FTW along with thousands of other groupings around the world constitute a government in exile. super-admired by many, and a threat to the ongoing coup that FTW documents so well.

shields UP

one little note - Dell supports Bush. please don't buy Dell computers. there's plenty of other options.

Michael said...

Monday, June 10th...When I saw your message in my email box this afternoon, I almost cried. I don't think you know how much some of us, who have enough to do just to keep our heads above water and not be baboozled by the killer chimps in D.C., depend on you, Goff, Austin Fitts, Kane, Albrecht, and the help us interpret the madness and insanity that IS the U.S., and indeed, the WORLD these days. I don't know how you will reorganize after the break-in...I just hope you can STAY on the scene! Give 'em hell, Mikey!