Thursday, January 15, 2009


Be vewy, vewy cawful!... He, He, He... Don't fall for the trap here. What this says about data mining is absolutely mind boggling. The standard knee-jerk reaction for newbies to this game would be to panic and start uninstalling everything Google. OK, that might protect you from one of maybe twenty serious back-doors into your PC that you don't know about. Removing Google will only slow you down with workarounds that are awkward and unfamiliar. You see, newbies
automatically assume that they're the ones under the microscope, as if every evesdrooping device was aimed at them personally. I have always just assumed that everything I ever did online was always monitored and adjusted my behavior accordingly for security and good judgment. We have touched on this theme before here. I avoid anything that slows me down at a time when quick reaction and efficiency (minimal energy expenditure) are required to dodge the falling trees of collapse. It's a time of crisis when rapid response and flexibility is essential; when survival of the transition period will go to the swiftest and most agile.

I'm not uninstalling Google anything. And I don't think you should either. If you start dodging one possible vulnerability without discriminating, pretty soon all you wind up doing is standing in place on an open field of fire, dodging bullets, and NOT moving forward. This is the world we live in. Frankly I have much less faith in the technology of the old paradigm than it does.

When we first made our "map" at FTW and in "Rubicon" we saw things three, four and five years in advance. That gave us a luxury of planning and thihnking. But now we are adding huge chunks to the map just days, weeks and months ahead of the time we must decide where to stand next. I figure that over the course of my career I've been right in about 80% of my predicitions. That means I have been wrong 20% of the time. Now, the steps we take in response to new developments will have progressively higher stakes. I take seriously the possibility that the things I say here, the recommendations I offer, the analyses that I make, might save eight and yet doom two. I know and understand how many out there trust me. Jenna most certainly does too.

A colleague wrote to me that he saw little chance of Cheney/Bush attempting anything on inauguration day. My point is that, because I wrote what I wrote, there is even less chance of it now. Has anyone seen that Khaled Sheikh Mohammed confession yet?... We must get swift!


(Posted with permission, Jim Baldauf)

1. Google's immortal cookie:

Google was the first search engine to use a cookie that expires in 2038. This was at a time when federal websites were prohibited from using persistent cookies altogether. Now it's years later, and immortal cookies are commonplace among search engines; Google set the standard because no one bothered to challenge them. This cookie places a unique ID number on your hard disk. Anytime you land on a Google page, you get a Google cookie if you don't already have one.
If you have one, they read and record your unique ID number.

2. Google records everything they can:
For all searches they record the cookie ID, your Internet IP address, the time and date, your search terms, and your browser configuration. Increasingly, Google is customizing results based on your IP number. This is referred to in the industry as "IP delivery based on geolocation."

3. Google retains all data indefinitely:
Google has no data retention policies. There is evidence that they are able to easily access all the user information they collect and save.

4. Google won't say why they need this data:
Inquiries to Google about their privacy policies are ignored. When the New York Times (2002-11-28) asked Sergey Brin about whetherGoogle ever gets subpoenaed for this information, he had no comment.

5. Google hires spooks:
Keyhole, Inc. was supported with funds from the CIA. They developed a database of spy-in-the-sky images from all over the world. Google acquired Keyhole in 2004, and would like to hire more people with security clearances, so that they can peddle their corporate assets to the spooks in Washington.

6. Google's toolbar is spyware:
With the advanced features enabled, Google's free toolbar for Explorer phones home with every page you surf, and yes, it reads your cookie too. Their privacy policy confesses this, but that's only because Alexa lost a class-action lawsuit when their toolbar did the same thing, and their privacy policy failed to explain this. Worse yet, Google's toolbar updates to new versions quietly, and without asking. This means that if you have the toolbar installed, Google essentially has complete access to your hard disk every time you connect to Google (which is many times a day). Most software vendors, and even Microsoft, ask if you'd like an updated version. But not Google. Any software that updates automatically presents a massive security risk.

7. Google's cache copy is illegal:
Judging from Ninth Circuit precedent on the application of U.S. copyright laws to the Internet, Google's cache copy appears to be illegal. The only way a webmaster can avoid having his site cached on Google is to put a "noarchive" meta in the header of every page on his site. Surfers like the cache, but webmasters don't. Many webmasters have deleted questionable material from their sites, only to discover later that the problem pages live merrily on in Google's cache. The cache copy should be "opt-in" for webmasters, not "opt-out."

8. Google is not your friend:
By now Google enjoys a 75 percent monopoly for all external referrals to most websites. Webmasters cannot avoid seeking Google's approval these days, assuming they want to increase traffic to their site. If they try to take advantage of some of the known weaknesses in Google's semi-secret algorithms, they may find themselves penalized by Google, and their traffic disappears. There are no detailed, published standards issued by Google, and there is no appeal process for penalized sites. Google is completely unaccountable. Most of the time Google doesn't even answer email from webmasters.

9. Google is a privacy time bomb:
With 200 million searches per day, most from outside the U.S., Google amounts to a privacy disaster waiting to happen. Those newly- commissioned data-mining bureaucrats in Washington can only dream about the sort of slick efficiency that Google has already achieved.

JO adds:

Somehow the thought that the man behind the curtain is in fact an omnipotent cookie doesn't evoke the same chills as other observations aired recently on this page. Ignorance in these matters is, if not bliss, at least respite.

SEC FOIA Secrecy Increased
India To Ink Largest Ever Defense Deal With US Soon
Washington to Force Moscow to Cancel S-300 Deal With Iran
US Warning of Strikes By India on Lashkar-e-Taiba
CIA Uses Viagra To Buy Off Afghan Warlords
Presentations from the ASPO Conference
Fish Gotta Swim; Bird Gotta Dance
He's got rhythm. Who could ask for anything more?


Robert Paulsen said...

Wow, my head hurts. 200 million searches a day and Google retains all info indefinitely. How many trillions of cookies is that? A trillion trillion? Does anyone know what the word google means? That reminds of a George Carlin quote: "I typed the word Google into Google. Guess what came up? Everything."

Yetirider said...

Off topic; I rarely have anything of value to contribute to this blog, but I've been thinking alot lately about Gold and its relationship to paper money. What happens when the Dollar collapses? I've read GATA and other info re Gold..So my question is this, when someone says Gold will soon be at $5,000 or $10,000 an ounce, what does that really mean if the Dollar is worthless? I know there's probably an easy answer to my question but I'm not seeing it.

Will the new economy evolve into a precious metals/barter system?

bryanslist said...

Thanks a lot guys, I feel like I'm 6 years old and you just told me that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are not real...

Nekobus said...

My first post here, and my first post on blogger. And what's the requirement for posting? Sign up for a google ID;-)

Thanks for the great post mike, I did not realize the extent of google's dataminig...

Google's business value was always a bit of a mystery to me, as long as I only thought of it as a search engine with minimal advertising. Now that it's clear the tremendous value it has to the spook netherworld, I guess that's why the company's worth so much.

I just tried removing the Google search field from Safari, only to discover that this also removes the URL address bar! I wonder if the Mac/Safari google search field is also keeping google up to date on my web activity? Of course that could be hardwired in the browser itself. I do erase all cookies everyday, they aren't worth the trouble keeping around.

I would like to find a strategy to effectively counter this, even if it just amounts to insignificant symbolic monkeywrenching. Just for the principle...

Is pertinent humor allowed? "Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can't Index"

PeakedOut said...

By way of example, a hacker is a burglar and your PC is your home. A hacker can use streets and roads ( the Internet) to get to and break into your home and steal what ever you have there. If you leave all your keys and bank account info at home, they can take that with them and try to use that info.

Your Internet Service provider owns and controls the road from your house to everything else. They can control the speed of your car, its ability to travel, it can substitute your passengers without your knowledge, take you to a phoney location that looks exactly like where you thought you were going. It can completely disassemble your vehicle and reassemble it into a different form. It tags you and your car with multiple identifying marks. And much much more. All Google does is answer your request for information and record what you asked and where you went with the info and remember it forever. Microsoft is much worse in regard to tracking.

Email, phone calls, voice mail,texting. Everything is cabable of being monitored and for one reason or another is monitored. So much is trackable and measurable that the idea of privacy is no longer a reality. I have no idea how capable the tools are to compile all that info and apply it in some useful means. The advertizers seem to make pretty good use to target the ads I see to my interests, so I'm guessing anyone else with a desire to profile my Internet habits can do so to.

How do I handle it? Well, I surf and blog where I want to and when TPTB haul me up before some court or tribunal and accuse me of not trusting my government, I'll smile and say, "Clearly my distrust was justified." What else can you do.

PeakedOut said...

Upon reflecting on Mike's comments on the shrinking time frame of a predictable future and how that will make the accuracy of predictions more difficult. As well as shortening time to respond to predicted outcomes. I've been trying to figure out how to proceed, for I no longer have a clear path. I've done what little I can to prepare. So from now on, I am following the principles I learned as a linebacker in football. Since you can't know where the ball is going or from where the blind side hit is coming from, always keep your feet moving, your head and eyes swiveling and be ready for anything, especially the trick play.

In other words, don't be so attached to my plan that I can't see when it is time to abandon it to adapt to new circumstances. Not a strength in my past. I am striving to be mimble of mind and of spirit.

I'll close with a quote I recently found from Gen. George S Patton.

"Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity."

F.Kamilov said...

Yes, Google is indeed suspect. But what do you guys think the capacity of "TPTB" will be to make full use of its insiduous abilities in times of full blown breakdown and crisis? I mean, things will be helter skelter.

F.Kamilov said...

Taking the subject of what may unfold politically as Peak Oil does - a step further, this is another tidbit some of you may know about - the fascist BNP (British National Party) has craftily analysed Peak Oil, and recognised it as a chance to further its hardline agenda:

F.Kamilov said...

Good article, the Viagra one. It just goes to show the worth of such people (as the backward and vile Afghans). In this vein, I wonder whether candidates for the coming die-off can be proposed and selected, or whether it will be a random process...??

redrosebeader said...

To Renegade painter: Thanks for your post about coal; I hadn't had time to do much research on it. You ARE young, not just relatively young! And it's admirable that you've been learning how the world works already for two years. You will be better prepared physically and mentally to handle what's coming.

To Agape wins: I don't plan on using my "hoard" (just a pound) of gold and silver as soon as the shit hits the fan. It just feels good that I will have something set by after all my years of full time work (I'm 58). I started saving the last 20 years only to find that those dollars will have little value, if I even can get to them. When I was making more money (got demoted a three years ago), I was able to give to worthy causes---like FTW, so I don't feel selfish buying a little gold when it was $300 dollars an ounce.

I'm glad I took my six month road trip cross country in 1984. I'm glad I thoroughly explored western Canada and each of the states I lived in--South Carolina, California and Washington. I have lived, and I'm not afraid of death. I'm basically a loner, so don't have a community to face the bad times with. I hope to return to California (with family) before things get too bad, but if I don't that's okay. As Mike says, "It's a good day to die."


Rice Farmer said...

The best advice of all, given here, is of course to adjust one's behavior -- whether online or offline. But of course it never hurts to limit your exposure, even a little. For that purpose I have always used two browsers. One is for visiting a few sites, including this one, that require cookies turned on for posting comments. For all netsurfing I use a different browser that has cookies eternally turned off. Of course many websites (not just Google) are still gleaning information from you, but there is that little bit of control you can have. And in a larger context, exercising that little control you do have could make a big difference miles down the road. It's a good habit to get into.

Luke said...

Similar to PROMIS software and alike, google's infiltration seems like it opens a lot of doors to insider trading and market manipulation. If all you need is someone to have downloaded the google toolbar to access their files, it seems like too much information would be available. Does this apply to all google apps? google earth, gmail labs and custom settings? oh well. I'm glad I'm not a C.E.O.

MCR said...

To bryanslist: Welcome aboard!


bostx said...

The Ugly Truth About Online Anonymity:

AR said...


Dailykos has several posts about the Bush 'Midnight Regulations'. Here's one discussing how to undo them.

Many more here

iflipti & taihenda: Here's an article about Japan in the Edo period, when there was peace and no trade.
I thought I was no longer worried about Obama's swearing-in. He's already signaled his continuity and 'pragmatism' (towing the neocon/oil cartel line). He was chosen for this role, to disarm our alarm, and to deceive. But then Peter J. Nickitas reminded me about Canada's parliament having been strangely suspended.
I used to worry about Google. But I don't shop online, or even click on ads or visit retailers. I rarely email or telephone anyone. If I'm so unconnected to real people or organizations, what's the value of knowing my reading interests, and the few blogs I comment on?
Susan: Your plan is the same as mine: buy now what will sustain me through collapse: seeds & fertilizer, canning jars & lids, books & work shoes...

Theodore said...

I think a big related question is what will become of the Internet itself? The Internet is a largely privatized set of energy intensive server nodes run by various large corporations. As the crash occurs, these nodes will turn off one by one. The Internet will of course route around the dark spots, as it was designed to do, but because it wasn't designed for the amount of data transfer that occurs today over the main trunks, we will experience a "post-peak bandwidth bottleneck." At a certain point, the remaining nodes will be unable to support the bandwidth demands of the remaining customers. Telecoms are of course moving to make users and websites pay more for greater bandwidth-- and attendant energy costs.

I've been wondering recently if it might be prudent to begin planning for this contingency now by creating a nationwide network of modem-based PO-Bulletin Board Systems (BBS's). This is old but more reliable technology, a precursor to the Internet. You set up a computer with a bunch of phone lines and others dial in at 56k to access and download/upload text-- mail, rss feeds, etc. It might allow for the continued communication and dissemination of information if the Internet powers ever starts shutting off the "unessential" users.

robmac58 said...

I'm old enough to remember when they used to say "Big brother is watching".
And he is too. Your computer spies on you. Your phone spies on you. Your car spies on you. The places you spend your money spy on you.
I just assume anything I do or say at any time is under the watchful eye of big bro'.
When I was in school I was the kid with a bad attitude. I guess now I'm the citizen with a bad attitude.
OK, enough on that.
For 2009 I decided to concentrate more time on things that are constructive.
Here's a link to some folks who are organizing a network for their food foraging activities.
It's specific to Oakland CA, but I think it's a great idea and could serve as a model for other locations.

PeakedOut said...

The Internet equals commerce which equals money. Plus the government relies heavily on the Internet too. A part of Obama's stimulus package will go to the telco companies to beef up their capacity. In an earlier post I referenced the ISPs and thier power to control the Internet and monitor your viewing. Cookies on or off, you are still tracked. I do network security, I can watch the users on my network and identify them and were they go without so much as communicating with their PC. I am the access point to the Internet, I can monitor and control everything you see or do online. When ATT provided data to the Feds, it included web activity. There are huge network links right into Langley where if they choose, everything going over the Internet can be copied and sent for analysis. Modems are no different. Once you dial, you are on my network and I see all. So don't waste time or energy worrying about who is watching. It's pointless. Just hope that they round up porn fans first, that will fill every gulag and camp on the planet. :-)

If such a times comes for clandestined communication, I think moving info via USB drive or DVD would be a fairly fast and easy form of pony express. Limited in range, but if things are that bad, I won't need to talk to Sweden. Again though, the Internet isn't going away. It's use may be curtailed, but it will be here for a long time to come. When it costs too much to have all of your staff in one room, government and business will use video conferencing more and more, thus the need for lots of bandwidth. The Govenator was seriously PO'd that he could not have his meetings and press conferences streamed on the Internet, so we upgraded his network so he could. Bandwidth is becoming cheaper everyday. The network I support is now faster than most of the PC's on it can use. Just like the digital Televison effort, getting your information in and out of your home is getting easier to control and monitor.

Logistically, I think making use of the mountains of data will be harder than collecting it. The two biggest reason to surf the web seem to be porn and social networking. No matter how smart the software, it still takes people to act on it. And there is your bottleneck. Besides, there is a way around just about everything. I did an eval of software that monitored content. It was intended to catch inappropriate use of social security numbers to prevent data loss. I typed up a word doc and included a SSN. I then highlighted the text and changed it to white. White text on a white background. The document was accurately flagged by the software, but the person that looked at it saw only a blank page. They thought the software screwed up. I was the only one there that found that hilarious, but it proves that no matter how good your tools, you still need people. As I mentioned from a different soapbox earlier, be prepared to be nimble of mind and foot. If your favorite blog goes away, have a back up plan. Mike used to offer FTW via US post. It could easily circulate via USB flash, Ipod, mp3 or ? Humans are resourceful. Fear not and be open to change.

Sorry for the length of the post.

Pandabonium said...

From South Korea (not North!) -

"The Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office has sought an arrest warrant for a 30-year-old man identified as Park, who confessed of being the real person behind famed Internet pundit, ``Minerva,’’ on charges of spreading ``groundless’’ allegations about the country’s ailing economy.

"Law enforcement officers are eager to punish Park, who they’ve searched for months, claiming that he deliberately created confusion in financial markets by distorting facts.

"However, critics argue that Park’s detainment is the latest example of the government’s inability to handle online criticism properly, with authorities going overboard in efforts to abate the rabble in cyberspace."

Article continues here: The Korea Times

Pandabonium said...

Why all the data gathering matters - and the huge amount of it doesn't...

When quantum computers get installed in the basements of America’s intelligence community (an event which may be only a couple of years off), all of the previously stored data, along with real time data streaming in, will be easily accessible for instant analysis.

In 2006 , Lawrence Livermore Labs had a computer that could do 280.6 teraflops per second (A teraflop is one trillion floating point operations per second) - that’s like 6.2 billion people with hand calculators doing a calculation every five seconds for 60 hours condensed into one second. Quantum computers will make that seem slow - what the 2006 computer would take a trillion YEARS to do, a quantum computer could do in one HOUR.

When that kind of computational power is available, it will easily handle all of that internet data and more. RFID chips in your kids? you? your passport? driver license? - how about your cell phone with its GPS? All that will be trackable through the mobile phone tower system. Already is, but with quantum computers they will be able to track everything; at once; all the time.

eyeballs said...

I typed "miker" into google and a little box gave me ten prompts, and the number of hits for each one (so far? this month?). Mike Ruppert had 243,000 and had over 10,000. Think of it as voting.

If they ARE watching you (and I agree with Mike that, by and large, they have other folks to concentrate on) that's not necessarily a bad thing. When THEM realizes a sizable number are onto the 'clean coal' scam, or want to know about John Brennan and Leon Panetta, they will formulate policies that at least take into account a groundswell of consciousness. I suppose that could be bad (they could decide to pull the plug and nuke us all) but it could be good (they could decide that coal was not worth pursuing due to popular discontent, as happened with nukes in the '80s).

Just to let 'em know YOU know, put this in google:

"Vilsack Monsanto"


"Svalbard Global Seed Vault"


"USDA owns Terminator gene"

A secret disgrace is no disgrace, or so THEM must feel. Outing the truth will bring disgrace to the surface, where it can do some good. So google!

If you're afraid of being on The List, think how humiliated you'll be when the smoke clears, and you AREN'T on The List.


Peter J. Nickitas said...

Mike and Jenna:

Here are two new links to GATA and 321Gold on the issue of revaluation:

Stewart Thompson draws an interesting distinction between fear and greed as the cause of bubbles. He claims that greed causes bubbles. He asserts that the massive buying of Treasury bills is a function of fear, not greed, and is therefore not a bubble at this point.

The recent blog post about the Rotary meeting and the NW Illinois co-op is absolutely beautiful. I hold that up as a real life story of Peak Oil and the nature of money penetrating minds -- where touching the looking glass causes the looking glass to stick to one's finger and then envelop one (Matrix imagery).

Peter J. of Minneapolis

MCR said...

Eyeballs: Bravo!


pstajk said...

A plane safely crashes in the Hudson River in the middle of New York City.

I mean, you gotta love the irony.

Paula said...

Personally, I'm not too worried about Google. Part of my work as a web designer/developer is to deliberately get stuff indexed in Google and frankly it is not an especially easy task unless I'm doing it to target a particular geographic area. It can take months to get something indexed even when you're trying on purpose to make it happen, and if you do it wrong, it can take further months to correct.

Google's databanks are enormous but they still only contain a fraction of web information out there. Even if Google managed to index everything, and even if it were searchable via quantum processors, mining that information still requires search algorithms. And even if those algorithms are written on an AI kernel, it is still a weak-AI kernel.

I guess PROMIS doesn't scare me all that much because I see, every day, a battle rages between writers of search algorithms and those who seek to crack them. IMO, the smartest people engaged in this battle are the renegades -- people most of us know as "spammers." Search engine algorithms are written from a defensive posture, not an offensive one. Spammers are constantly winning.

IMO, the threat of Google is not that it is a big hullking monolith with ties to covert military & intelligence operations and immeasurable piles of data on everyone. The threat is from decentralized spammers out to make a buck, who view Google and associated military/government as their competition in the black market for data. The danger is that we, and the digital infrastructure upon which we all depend, are caught in the middle.

Misterseth said...

I'm surprised there has been no mention of Google scraper (scroogle). This site allows you to use Google's search engine in relative privacy:

I've known about it for a long time but can't normally be bothered to use it. Perhaps some of you may find the extra level of security reassuring...

FTW admin said...


scroogle is mentioned in some of the links people sent

San said...

The consistent use of the word they bothers me a little. True, despite your best efforts your information is available to any one skilled enough to get to it. The thing is, the spammers that Paula mentioned, and other Black Hat Hackers (because there exist good hackers called White Hats too) often use automated techniques to gain information from the weakest of security loops.

Sure, having a fire wall doesn't guarantee safety but it can help get you passed over by these automated programs. The biggest threat is the people who pay for information not the people who get it.

Furthermore, even with quantum computing the internet isn't like a security room with people at monitors tracking everything. "They" is an inappropriate term because there isn't anybody actually monitoring all of this data.

If you want a little bit of confidence, read up on how the internet works, how your computer works, what cookies do and don't do, etc. Ignorance about the functions of the system are the biggest problem and there are minor yet significant steps you can do to protect yourself from internet threats. A software firewall is good, so is an ip blocker like peerguardian. Spybot and adaware are useful to clean out junk software, and an all purpose tool like tune up utilities helps keep your disk free of errors (this is all stuff I use, there are different brands of software that people find effective. Try your own software cocktail until you find a nice match).

Remember, if people want your information so badly, they can get it. Unless you were a hacker or never attached yourself to a computer you are always at risk. Like you are always at risk for a plane crash or a car accident.

redrosebeader said...

I thought we'd have lots of brownouts or long periods of no electricity, which will kinda limit the use of the internet.

I agree with eyeballs. I've always "questioned authority" and am proud of it. Thanks for the ggogle search suggestions!

Romanov said...

IEA sees first two-year oil demand fall in 26 years

I wonder if anyone cares to comment on this article. Yes, I have read "Crossing the Rubicon".

sunrnr said...


It appears that my comments are no longer posted, not that I have much to contribute compared to others on the blog.

Where am I going wrong?


pleison2 said...

I've stealing my internet service for 2 years now,using somebody else's mac addres,somebody who pays the cable company.It's my payback to big corporations.
Am I still being tracked,although
I'm not a susbcriber?


Mark said...

Quantum Computing- Got a contact in the IDF secret service. I heard that Israel has the ability to hack Russia's air defense system using the new QT, hacks the missiles and sends them back in seconds. Russia's Air defense is old. The Georgian invasion was a reaction to Israeli drone and air defense systems in Georgia. Israel is using that as a bargaining chip to keep Russia from sending missiles to Iran. If you go to liveleak and see the perfection these silent drones have, wow.

See Mike I can contribute covert intel too, Mark Russell Berns, Ecosutra ,, briding industry to permaculture.

If you want more I got great stories sitting in my gonzo lap
maybe google will claim me for espionage because I told FTW that. Come and get me!!! (mooning the man)

RanD said...

From Here to Where We're Going #4; 1-16-2009

Regarding this issue of peekers/sneakers into the inner sanctums of our lives, our minds, our selves, and of what we do, consider the real life genuine and absolutely true so-help-me-GOD account below and see if it gives you as much of a fundamentally advanced perspective on reality as it has me.

Almost 40 yrs ago now I was compelled by my life to begin thoroughly examining the workings of my self and the world I'd been born into; I felt I needed -- and eventually DEMANDED -- to know EVERYTHING I was capable of understanding. It seemed to me perfectly evident that if "I" am intelligent, then the source/means of my existence must be also be intelligent and, moreover, that that source/means of my existence logically must therefore be a completely trust-worthy Ultimate Source of knowledge-about-EVERYTHING and should be something that I'm able to tap into. And if so, how then to go about tapping into That Source/Means? I chose to begin by generating all conceivable logical thoughts that I could and started linguistically recording them in every conceivable way onto paper.

I was soon producing three-ringed loose-leaf binders full of thoughts, commentary, poems, philosophical quatrains, theses, confuscianisms, etc etc. Much of it highly experimental and unorthodox stuff, ever leaning toward the didactic, the impressionistic, always focused on recording EVERYTHING knowable by/to me. My associates, employees, my wife, my kids, parents, in-laws, all of them wondering what the fuk's going on with D. Hey guys, this is what I need and want to be doing! One day later something VERY... uh... absolutely mind boggling happened to me:

I'd moved myself (only) into an apartment. I was writing away at my kitchen table. Suddenly my body was siezed -- systemically?... absolutely and completely!... from within!? As follows:

"What the fuk is going on?! Something has taken control of my fukking body!?! The only thing I can control is my mind... my thinking -- and now my body is up from its chair and walking (very laboriously, too, by the way) to the kitchen counter!!! What the fuk's going on?! Suddenly -- again, still without any volition on my mind's part to do so -- my body is energetically and rapidly thumbing through a binder full of my writings that I'd placed on my kitchen counter. Then my body/(me?!) finds what 'it'(?) is apparently looking for and pushes its/my (by then who the fuk knows whose) face straight into what 'I/it' apparently want(s) my mind/me to see that 'I/it' (whichever one or both was/were responsible) had just written the day before.

I soon learned that my mind was able to exclusively telepathically communicate with what I realized is a source of power, intelligence, abilities, and knowledge that is infinitely superior to and distinct from my mere humble human body and its at-that-time comparatively very ignorant and thus relatively very inferior mind. I understood that something very special -- as well as extremely unusual -- was happening to me, and I began communicating with 'the force' (which I choose to now call 'it' here) in terms of its being my benefactor, not my enemy. Over the next perhaps 1 to 2 hrs of (exhausting by the way, at least for me) experience, every question that came into my body's mind was answered by 'the force', at first solely via interactive telepathy and eventually also by tele-kinetically moving my body and face seemingly to me more carefully into normal and sensible positions whereby the questions I/my-mind was thinking at anyy given moment would be answered by what this force that was controlling only my body, actually, apparently preferred that I use to answer those questions for myself. Once my mind was satisfied that my body could bear no more of this utterly uncommon and yet truly wonderful experience, I told 'the force' that 'it' had given me all I needed to know to do what I wanted to do, and that unless 'it' thought otherwise it was my opinion that 'it' not need engage me again in the very uncommon way that we had just been sharing, together. THIS IS TRUE.

Please read the above carefully, again, as many times as you might need or want to. Every bit of what you read above is True. The Truth will not hurt you, nor is it possible to hide anything from The Truth. And, it is certain that all of That Which Is True lives in service exclusively to the Universal Common Good.


This articulation will continue in RanD's next post.

businessman said...

Google already has a track record of working along with government to filter and censor the results of its Internet searches. Here's an article from three years ago describing how they're doing this in China:

cj said...

Isn't what Gooogle is doing a form of warrantless wiretapping? If enough people knew this was going on and sqawked loud enough, do you think we could bring an end to/or at least limit this violation of our collective privacy?

As far as not having internet during brownouts or power outages, one can get some kind of backup system with batteries, solar panels, etc. to get at least a few minutes of information when necessary. My broadband provider told me they are up and running when all other power is out as they have their own non-grid dependent power system.

Bonnie said...


You could have been "tuning into" the noosphere, a concept espoused by Tielhard de Chardin some 50 years prior to the material manifestation of the internet. The concept is basically that there is an " energy field" whereby the collective consciousness of the entirety of humankind is recorded. Every thought, every action, deed and etc. is recorded for eternity.
There are people who currently can access this field sychronisticly(sp) At some point in our evolution, everyone will be able to do this or so goes the story.

Sorry it cannot be used to foretell the future, since it has not yet happened and there's this thing called freewill. :)

I was going to say google noosphere and/or Tielhard de Chardin for more info, but maybe you should use wikipedia.


Peter J. Nickitas said...

I entered "Ruppert" into Scroogle and found MCR in 6 of the top 20 searches. He even outranked Jacob Ruppert, the great owner of the New York Yankees.

F.Kamilov said...

RanD, I respect your mystical compulsions. This is THE modern religion, and is what all religion should actually and ultimately be - but this is very much a "temporal" blog, and those here with these temporal concerns may not appreciate it. I would like to take this opportunity to add here that it is this solely one sided tyrannical temporal emphasis that is the drawback of the modern/Western forms of civilisation, and until this is effectively addressed, no new age, whether ushered in by Peak Oil or not - will ever truly be effective. A new era doesn't only mean new forms of energy sources to use; it must also have an underlying change in spirituality, to dispense with ossified thought outlooks. I am not talking about the bohemian "new agers" of today; I am talking about something more "formally" present and recognised in the social dispensation and character, and yet which is at the same time most informal and personal.... that is is one "Zen Koan" for you contemplate!

Athene said...

Dang! You mean, "they" know I've been researching how to pick locks?
(Hey, you never could come in handy...)

This gives me visions of huge rooms full of people staring at computer monitors, searching for keywords like so many human security cameras. Then, after months of eyeball-roasting monitor exposure, a woman in a dark corner stands up excitedly and waves her tiny American flag:

"Omigod, guys, I've got something!"


Knock yourself out, guys.